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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
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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
be compared to a trip to this exposi
“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
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
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.—
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.
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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
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
A dispensary doctor once prescribed
two pills for a sick laborer, which h?
sent by the man’s wife in a small
box, bearing the direction: “The
whole to be taken immediately.”
On visiting the patient a little later,
the doctor was surprised to find that
the pills had not helped him. He
asked the man’s wife if she had given
him the medicine.
“I did, doctor,” replied she, “but
maybe the lid hasn’t come off yet.”
The sick man had swallowed box and
Mrs. Murphy’s husband was ex
tremely ill, and she consulted the phy
“I’m sorry, madam,” he said grave
ly, “but your husband is dying by
“Well,” she said with an air of
hopeful resignation, “wan good thing
Is, me poor man is six feet free in his
stockin’ feet, so he’ll lasht some time
An Irishman, who had sent for the
doctor for the first time in his life,
watihed with astonishment while the
physician took his clinical thermome
ter from its case, slipped it under the
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patients armpit, and told him to
keep it there a second or two.
Mike lay still, almost afraid to
breathe, but when the doctor removed
the thermometer, he drew a long
breath and exclaimed: “Ah. Ido feel
a dale better already, sor!"
“What a beautiful lawn you have? 1 *
“Yes," answered Mr. Nlgley’s wife,
“my husband keeps it that way." “He
must be very Industrious," “Yes. He
never misses a day with his lawn
mower; although I could scarcely get
him to touch it until the neighbors
began to complain about the noise It
made." —Washington Star.
Patterson Pete —I dreamt last night
dat I had a million dollars. Stacked
Oates —Did yer enjoy it? Patterson
Pete —Nit! I wuz sued for breach ol
promise, operated on for # appendicitis
an’ mentioned fer de vice-presidency
’fore I’d even got It counted. —Judge.
Jobberwok —A friend of mine pat
ented a device that enables a girl to
practice on two pianos at the samo
time. Fuzzywuz —Did he make any
thing out of it? Jobberwok —lie
made a move out of town on the
strength of it. His neighbors threat
ened to mob him. —Philadelphia uv
"Why did you marry your divorced
wife again? Old love comes back"
“No. By the time I paid her alimony
I had nothing to live on, and so I mar
ried her for her money.”—Judge.

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