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Io G I r' The St. Louis World’s Fair as a Great* Educator PJ It Is More Valuable Than Months of Study or a Trip Around JJj jB the World. Accommodations for Visitors Moderate and Ample T f 7 -^JS St. Louis. —I was standing on the Plaza St. Louis, admiring the scene that stretched away into the distance me, ending with the magnificent spectacle of the Cascades, I needed no ■company, for the great exposition all around me was sufficient, but as I stood there an acquaintance, the president of a western college, stopped beside me. “Magnificent *beyoud the dream of <nan,” said I. “More than that,” said he. “Do you know.” he continued, “to me the great est thing of this truly great exposi tion is the educational influence it will have upon the millions who visit it. Here in two weeks' time one can gain more practical knowledge of the kind that will be useful to him in the strug gle with the world than he can get in two years’ time in any university. The college education is entirely different from the kind of education one gets by seeing things, but for practical pur poses the ‘seeing’ education is quite as necessary as the book learning.- We consider a trip to Europe as a great educator, but a trip to Europe cannot AN AVERAGE CROWD ON THD “DIKE’’ AT THE WORLD’S FAIR. be compared to a trip to this exposi tion. “As for our country, what could be more instructive than the exhibits in our government building-? After seeing it we understand far better than we could have before both the system and uses of government. Take the Philip pine exhibit as another example. A half day’s time spent within its walls is more instructive than a dozen text books. We are entirely too apt to read and forget, but when we see we re member, and here we see." • Examples that would bear out the statements of my college friend might be enumerated almost without end, and all would but tend to prove that the Louisiana Purchase exposition is the educator of the age. We read *the histories of the years to learn of •the world’s progress, but here we do not have to read, we see it. In the building we see the locomotives that pulled our jfirst railroad trains, and standing be dside them we see the powerful, intri cate machines that perform the same service to-day. That is an education in the progress of railroading. In the Electrical building we find the first primitive electrical appliances, and be side them the many intricate machines that are to-day being driven by this as yet unexplained power. That is up to-date education in electricity. In our school geographies we are taught, among other things, of the products of the various countries. Here we see them. The book learning we forget, •what we see we remember. Take, for example, Japan. We are interested in the progress of the island empire, we wonder at her greatness, we read vol ume after volume to learn of her progress. Here it is all spread out be fore our eyes. We see the same Japan Commodore Perry saw when he broke Che tars of darkness that shut the em pire from the world, and we see beside it the Japan that Is to-day waging war with one of the greatest nations of the world, the same Japan that is an im portant element in the world’s com merce. It is an education in the prog ress of Japan that no books can pos sibly give us. And so it goes through all the great exposition palaces, through the foreign government buildings, through the etate buildings, and down the Pike. Everywhere is anew and valuable les ion easily learned and never forgotten, *or we learn It by “seeing.” To refer again to the fjnited States government building and its exhibits as an educational feature, I want to quote a part of <i paragraph from the current number of th© Worid s Work that well illustrates the educational point I make. This is it: “Watch a party of visitors from a Mississippi valley state, people who have never seen the sea, as they wan der through the passages of the battle ship model or squint along a rapid-fire gun on deck, across an imaginary ocean. The shine in their eyes betrays a mixture of excited interest and pa triotic pride. Far though the coast may be from their homes, it is yet their coast that such battleships guard, and the battleships are theirs. And it is a semi-proprietary satisfaction that affords a good part of the pleas ure that any American evinces in gaz ing at the processes or results of the many government activities he sees ex ploited here. A visitor will observe a hundred interesting novelties; he will leave the building—only to go back later for another 100k —round-eyed with amazement at the many things the government does for the people; but his spirit will be self-gratulatory— it is we who are doing it all.” Yet another among the thousand of exhibits that may be classed as edu cational is to be found in every aisle, in every corner of the Agricultural building. Here spread out before you are the products of the earth’s harvest fields. In this one building, big enough in itself to contain the whole of the Pan-American exposition at Buffalo, are the farm products of every coun try. Here are sheaves of grain and heaps of corn, made opulent with milk and honey and butler, cotton-seed oil and cotton, tobacco, sugar cane, and fruit. There are towers and pagodas and pictures and panoramas in corn husks, corn-cobs, corn-tassels and corn kernels, tobacco-leaves and tobacco grains, wheat-straw and wheat-heads and wheat-grains; and there are fig ures In cotton and butter and sugar and prunes and nuts. There are dec orations in wavy moss and hemp, in rice-sheaves and prairie grasses. You know at last the wealth of each state, for packed into each of the different sections is an abundant sample of all that springs from one state’s soil— whether it be hill-farm potatoes, swamp rice, sea-island cotton, bottom land corn, prairie wheat, desert dates or irrigated alfalfa. And in the same way you know the agricultural wealth of each of the world’s nations, for they are spread out before you for your in spection. And what does it cost to see this wonderful exposition, what is the price to be paid for this liberal edu cation? It may be much or little, just as a sight-seeing trip to any city may be much or little. There are fashion able, high-priced hotels in St. Louis, just as there are in New York, in Chi cago, in London or any other city, but be it said to the credit of these hotels, they are no higher priced during the exposition than they were before it. The masses of the people are looking, however, for something less expensive, and it is easily found. The people of St. Louis are playing the paxt of host in a way that will make friends of the visitors to the fair Thousands of homes have been opened for the accommodation of guests, and the prices charged for the accommoda tions provided are most moderate. Id fact, to judge from what one must pay for board and room, one would scarce ly imagine that the greatest exposition the world has ever known is in prog ress in the city. Boarding house prices compare fsfrorably with those of other cities, and SJ. per day will secure a comfortable room and breakfast in hundreds of these hospitable homes. No one needs deprive himself of the great education that awaits him at St. Louis for fear of exorbitant pricey for they are not to be found ANIMAL FEAR AND HATRED. Hereditary Enmity Which Exists Be tween Certain Species of the Brute Creation. • ■ —■ — Animals, both domestic and wild, jften show decided preferences for certain persons and a strong dislike i;o other persons. Sometimes a whole race of creatures show a universal liatred toward other animals. These dislikes, says an authority, ire sometimes Inherited. Cows and all herds of cattle seem instinctively to hate dogs. This hatred can possibly be traced back to the time when wild herds were in constant danger of be ing attacked by wild dogs or wolves, which were always hiding about in the vicinity of the herds, watching a chance to slip upon and drag down a helpless calf. The cow’s ever-present fear of danger from dogs became al most a part of the animal’s nature, or hereditary, and thus to-day even a new-born calf will instinctively flee from a dog. , Cats and dogs, as is well known, have an inborn hatred of each other. It has been noticed that a tiger in captivity pays no attention to a wolf, but if a dog comes near, the tiger will make desperate efforts to get at the dog, and vent his wrath in howls and fierce attempts to break the bars of his cage. This is doubtless caused by the old fear In the tiger of wild dogs. But the leopard, which lives in trees and could easily keep out of the way of wild dogs, manifests no fear at the ap proach of a dog. On the other hand the dog is afraid of the leopard. This no doubt comes from the fact that the leopard, from his vantage point in the tree, could easily and successfully attack the wjld dog. Animals seem to have a peculiar dis like to dark-skinned men. The story is told that one time when there were some natives of Somaliland in this country they were invited to visit the Zoo. There was nothing in the ap pearance of these Arabs that could possibly be objectionable to anyone, but when the dark men came near the animals, there was an immediate up roar. The lions were furious and roared with rage. The antelopes were frightened, the apes and monkeys were very angry, and even the peaceful cat tle were excited. They seemed to recog nize in these dark-skinned men their natural enemies who had hunted them for centuries in the jungles. While the fear and hatred of some animals for other animals can be ac counted for by heredity, yet there are some cases where this hatred is unex plainable. For instance, the horse dis likes the camel, and it is sometimes very hard to get a horse to go near a camel. Hounds and foxes are nearly related, yet the hound takes great de light in hunting the fox and w’ill chase a fox with a fierceness and anger far greater than that aroused when pursu ing a deer or other animal. Cold Storage of Apples. The conditions under w’hich the pro longed storage of apples may be suc cessfully carried out has been studied during the past two years by the Unit ed States department of agriculture, and the cold storage of apples has now made this fruit available practically the whole year round. Several hundred different varieties were stored in order to make the tests. It appears that there is no difficulty whatever in storing ap ples In the autumn and keeping them until late in the following spring. All that is apparently necessary is to keep an equable temperature; just above freezing point is the most satisfactory. —Scientific American. In Deepest Mourning. “Who was at the party. Aunt Jen ny?” we asked of an old colored wom an who came by not long since. “Wellum, dey ’uz a lot o’ folks, Dar ’uz Billie, an' Nez, an’ Kate, an’ de Widder Jones.” • “The widow? Why, her husband has just died.” “Sholy, marra; an’ I tell yo’, her mo’nin’ hit ’uz mighty black.” His Object. Miss Farmer —See here. Josh Med ders! didn’t I write ye never ter come round here again? Josh Medders—Sure, Mirrjidy. I simply come round ter see w r hat ye didn’t want me ter come round fer.— Judge. An Impression. “Do you think that music is of any practical benefit in life?” “Well,” answered Miss Cayenne, “judging from the photographs of emi nent violinists, it must keep the hair from falling out”— Washington Star. “I” in Japanese. The Japanese language contains no fewer than 18 synonyms for the per sonal pronoun “I.” one for each class of people; and etiquette makes it unlaw ful for a person belonging to one Tank in society to make use of tie pronoun pertaining to another. 1 """ w Good Properties. The Prussian state railway system, having 21,104 miles of track, earned $140,000,000 net last year. This is said to be ten to 12 per cent, of the invest ment. Doctoring In Ireland. A physic# an in the out of-the-w*y corners of Ireland has many oppor tunities to laugh, though his amuse ment must be mingled with anxiety, for his ignorant patients do strange things. They have great faith in the lector, a superstitious faith in his drugs and appliances, but they often make non-sense of his orders. Mr. Michael MacDonagh, in his “Irish Life and Character,” gives some Instances of Irish simplicity in dealing with the physician. 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