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Heart to Heart
Talks
By CHARLES N. LURIE
UrAl PRIICATHIN
RLAL LUUIIAI ivt.
EdlwatItli. real e'tucation. does not
ateun stutfing with facts, as is some
tllmes believed.
It mie:ans drawing out the latent pow
ers of an individual. It means devel
oping those powers in a way to bring
ihthn to their highuest point of use.
LooIk li thII' word "'education" in the
di-tionary. You will find it is miade
up th' La.:tin prf'ix "e," mtleaning,
.5 !t,'; " ,':t t fli-e r " h't da .l te . neilat. in
t i hi datt" to iead nit..
'iir.ts, * 'ine tiion hl'ill's out
.- it l iivi ut ii
, 1'h er -' ,',,,. l\\ .lIh s h i c t'h:l?'" w ill)
ut. Too 1,1f4lo ll the-' eix al t
Il."l i. r -like r"letio ' itdtssols u11t
the driCiu in iry factis to it into the
tteds of their thildtren the abtilty to
tbink that reqtluires careful drawing out
for its development.
Learning by rote cannot develop
Irains.
They need the careful guidance and
er ouragement which only a skilled
teacher and sympathetic, helpful par
ee~s can give. Most of the girls and
hys who are really educated, whose
wowers are brought out, receive the
best part of their training not in the
tchoolroom, but at home.
Mother and father are the best teach
It is unreasonable to expect a teach
er with a large class, charged with the
s~pervision of many pupils, to exert as
grett an itinfence on the child as can
b. r longht and must be brought to
r in the e. Th home. ''he est results are
*ttx.sed \thlen mnther and father are
at. too busy with their own affairs, not
t moluch engrossed in the cares of
"mne support and home supervision, to
take an active interest in the education
ef the child.
~Ilow often do we hear:
't do not know what is the matter
tlYPh my boy. II is bright enough, 1
,ta sure, but he does not make satis
ifetorY progress in his lessons."
Are you sure the fault Is not yours?
A.reM you sure that you give sufficient
a and attention to training your boy
1t ttink for himself, not to depend on
the teacher or his fellow pupils or on
itbets to do his thinking for him?
Learning lessons is not all or evet
-o major part of getting an educafio'h.
Ib. best part Is the training of the
ad to. think, to observe, to draw con
better one fact utilized than a huh
m1 merely learned.
WASTED EFFORT.
Some men waste their time in dissi
Uttlen and idleness, others in useless
]a defense of the former nothing is
lt be said When their accounts are
tsded their frivolity and uselessness
wil be found cast up against them.
lfit what of the latter class? Should
.-. not" also meet with condemnation?
AI such are the'men who spend years
ft M.iating landscapes on grains of
maCtt. 4iing cathedrals from cherry
a~tsm tlhildOttl miniature ships In two
eague *~ltti4t. eagraving the Lord's
ryer on the heads of pins,, copying
..atte books of the Bible on the backs
®i postage stamps.
1115 are industrious, of course, but
teir ihdustry is waste of time.
Q( `-aail are such works of
?hey serve no useful purpose and
ltt .'iualesson save that the time spent
Sthe. a sbhuld be more usefully em
ed fGiven, the patience that is
ttaded for their execution, the will to
eteomplish them might be directed into
ebannels that would serve the world
4Fl-. Bqnt to other ends, it might bring
'~t possessor to fame or fortune.
There are in the world-and in busy,
pdaustrious America most of all-many
ea antd women who spend their days
its trivial tasks df no importance or
alue. Such are pursued with zeal and
,marnestness that are sometimg(s pathetic
and sometimes irritable. One feels like
gTying :o the wasters of time and ef
'Dro)p it: Get at. something useful!"
iVouitM spend hours iand days in
it ,inv. china pieces that are daubs
Sit'.en tiirshed, or they embroider pieces
. ur are inartistic frichts when the last
`tit.h Is put on, or they speld their
. Ys iln .,,ntoc:ting new dishes that are
4-ust 'ul of good materials and condu
\ to dyspepsia.
Menu frivol away their days at sports
itr (tealuaitious that are of no use to the
,orid. if, indeed, they do not serve as
..I-es ,n the world's progress.
ov. is it with you?
Is yvcOa work worth while? Is it good
xnr yourself, for your family, for those
ftitut y:u., for the worldl?
S&if examination in this respect will
eo any ,.ne good. Sit down candidly
with, your soul and ask yourself:
"Is the n'ork in which I am engaged
I worthy work, such as no woman or
jtsn sh',!ld be ashamed of? Could I
-hry i,. self at something better?"'
If stc-get at it!
IN AMERICAN SIR PHILIP SIDNEY.
Ui:lcss you are an unusually close
at' dc.nt of American history. or per
b~ps a irginian, with an ardent love
+! your state's story, you do not know
t Thomas Mann Randolph.
Never heard of him? Neither has
eany another reader of history.
Yet he deserves a place in every
alder a memory for the kindly, chiv
a uIr d1s a:c tloio . ½W icl i. na,;es o-f hint an
A: :Ii. in Sid e io ', l.lv y' re
le!! ', " -'I" > li.ixx i.i ,\ 'li . Iyin.
nr of XigV;inia i Ii h l ;lI- l" to
IS 1. Sex etn year'. iiter, r:dn .ig along
a read 11 in ielenient wathler. hie passed
a tgred, thinly clad nail.
i'Your need is greater than mine."
said G;overnor Itandoliph, and he strip
ped from himself the -ioak whi.-h shel
tered him from the weather As a rw
suit of his action he died of peumo
nia.
So ipassed away T,'hm tia Manlll an
dolph, greal't of sou:, wealthy, «,f high
famnily ahd di<til,auilibed ,'are,.r IlI
:t'1 y 's stt . iid , il' tis. _ hIil: t
h I I .i;t I i
lauls, h f1 lis.l-j i d e, ;ml,.1 l'a" o -
dent of the United States.
Few, if any, of us are called upon
to make so great a sacrifice. But all
of us, as we pass along the road of
life in our comfortable cloaks, see
shivering by the roadside the aged, the
feeble and the unfortunate.
Divide your cloak!
There is an old fairy tale of a little
girl who was left alone in the world,
with only a few ragged g:lruents to
cover her. As she traveled fronm her
home to seek shelter elsewhere she
parted with her clothing, piece by pied ,cr
to others less fortunate thlanl her own
poor self, until night found Iher in a
forest, shivering, but un1afraid. cxa;.
only in her shining light of po\erry
:aitd innocence.
But the angel of the ,ord : . : i_ - ,r'
and garlled her ill s! i._ :.: ,ls
iand covered theta with sive: aim, ,:I
gold.
Governor Ranldollh l.i,! ,;t !" : ( l,
ing his kindly deed. .1 lhe little girl
mllet life and wealth. -
But erlhaps--who klnows?--the re
wards were alike.
"CATCH MY PAL."
There's a new mnovenient abroad in
the land.
It started in Ireland, has' re:ached
,England, Australia and New Zea/;l:nl
and is spreading in the United Statis.
It.is the "Catch My Pal'" unmvtem-nt,
to assist in the cause of temperance.
'This is the way it works:
First you climb aboard the "water
wagon" yourself. .(That means, you
:know, that you pledge yu.yrself to com
plete or partial abstinence from drink
ing alcoholic liquors.) Then, being safe
ly seated, you reach down your hand,
catch hold of the hand of a friend and
brother and assist him to a place be- i
side you.
That's the "Catch My Pal" move
ment. Simple, is it not?
When your "pal" feels himself safely I
settled in his place he stretches his I
hand for his chuni.
And so the movement grows.
The father of the idea is the Rev.
Robert J. Patterson, a clergyman of
Ireland. He says, "The beauty of this
movement is that the unit, the individ- 1
ual, can do a great deal without being
greatly inconvenienced."
Of course. It is always the unit that
makes up the total of anything. Get
a sufficient number of units and you
succeed in whatever you undertake.
Now, this "Catch My Pal" move- 1
ment contains the gern of a great idea. I
It is founded en the. grp principle of i
reform from within, not from without. t
The greatest and most lasting re-I
forms are those which are actuated by
forces within the souls of men, not
from without. Before a man can feel
that he is called upon to lead or follow I
in a movement for reform or advance
ment of any sort he must be deeply
moved in spirit. The initial push may t
come from without, but the inspiration
to continue in motion must come from
within. He must be possessed with a
deep and abiding sense of the right
ceousness of his action before he will
continue in the path laid out for him. i
Within, not without the nman. lies i
the field for reform. t
This "Catch My Pal" idea is a good
one for applicntion elsewhere thain in
the temnlperalt e ImlloVlVeelnt. i *ose.
for example, that you :iare hlrmlly cn- i
vinaced of the righteousuess of - polit
ic'Fl tmovee net. You join it and are t
se-lted safely tiid iirmly on its clhariot
--of progress, as you Ibelieve. e Now,
from your vanltage post, why not t'reach
your hand to youtr br'otlher, walking in
the path of err)', and help him to a I
seat :ltltgside of yourstlf I'
Only in this way are great causes
advanced.
Be certain in your own- mind, of
course, that the cause you espouse is. -
just. before stretching out your hand i
to others.
FOR HERSELF ALONE.
Close to the' shore of Long Island.
N.. Y, lies a small island which is one
of the earth's garden spots. Within
its boundaries are found bill and dale
and greensward, and:l its shores are in
dented with beanuiful hays.
In the heart of the island, which
might be called Coufirt isl.and (that
Is not its real name., dwells a maiden
lady who has passed the meridian of
life and who is very wealthy. She
lives on an estate in the mi,st beauti
ful part of pretty Comfort island.
She lives alone, for all her kinfolk
are dead.
Her estate consists of hundreds of
acres of land, well cultivated and
adorned with all that the art of the
best gardeners can give. Within its
i -"
tI- .ii,.i, '. are * -I,-.- an . -|4zP?1 ; tlo,
lhhil ht :t.,s there
Iler i .,'le is a ceottury in-Il a half
old Ir ,-ilter. It is a storehouse of rine
t.s:igs--of paintings and porcelains, of
old silver and pewter, made in the
elder days of art, and of mahogany
furniture which would be the delight
of artists.
It is for the lady herself-and for no
one else.
S11e has friends, and they have never
set fptl)t in her house. (lace a year she
pe:'tllits her fellow church Imleml ers to
hil :: liv est festival in oie ct-rner
,, h : it" .n i, J, r f lirids thea of e
f',mily :'"ti h jr 1j,: 1rltial, .,f the. 1he
"ll Ina.t dlile the h.ut.se ., prmitti Ln
'. ', tl], : ', '. t!:,- i.' h: ln \1 by
'I',' tIl,' ".eclusionli:
Thl'" ;. is proud. Ver' prond. of her
family and her bea'ltiful home. She
will not defile the house by permitting
the foot of the stranger therein.
A sad mistake!
He who shares the world gains it.
He who wishes to keep it for himself
loses It.
Would she not live a better life, en
joy her horre more, if she threw it
,open free!ly to her friends. even if
sotllltliti'es she asked the pootr to come
in :M 1d hl::re ihi its ,1''anti 's? :" t nimtny
-t:iu' e for lIIlt t:ste , o(f the things
wh]itt she Iis II alhms tle Nt.
.\re ',n like this w, nlt:n?
Io yu -keepl) 5 t up f,-r yourself
a: in t.. -, .," t~ . .< ?~I f : ot r lift':1
(' qt. m : l . : ,: l -:" t i I nt
S . "if - i'.l ft : n :,- t1 1 i the
, Ih i -'t 1 ew lt j 1 to es :tt
t'l- " ,!; -cy of n:l t :'i r! i 't." She d,
r ;- : I.t her 's alii n.,-,.r haI :t kin,
1,':n1 f,: lter. 'It is tndr ce, t ludg ,.
l . .he ] . ig .,l wearily, "fromn the
.mno. ,":it I ,t- t ut Farly in thie rnI l in-'i to
I'r·,:'tI" t1rre:kfast until I lay mi- 'tva0ry
I :-d ion the pillow late at night I'd like
Ct, go to jail fat a rest for a long time."
Th-" woman plipea:rted elated when taken
to jail.-- New Yora Newspaper.
Prefers jail to her own home! Pity
the poor woman:
HIer case is exceptional. o(f course.
Not many women prefer the horrors of
jail to the comforts,. however scanty,
But if all the housewives who feel
the need of relief from the drudgery of
housework were to seek refuge in jail
the places of imprisonment would soon
be overcrowded. There are millions
and millions of housewives in America
who do all their own housework, and it
is safe to say that every one of them
at some time or other has sighed for
rest.
The burden presses too hard. The
back is bowed too low. The face is
wrinkled too early and too deeply. The
hair grays too soon.
Weary housewife, take courage. The
day is dawning.
Already the housewife of city or town
is relieved of much of her drudgery
by the blessed hand of inventive gen
ius. And on the farm, where the load
is heaviest, farmers are beginning to
awaken to the fact that their wives
need assistance -and rest. They are
buying more labor saving machinery
for themselves and their hands, which
is good, and they are buying more la
bor saving devices for their households,
which is better.
More and more farmers are investing
their money in running water systems
for their homes and in dish washing
machines and clothes washing contriv
ances
The silo stands on the farm as a
monument to the farmer's forethought
in the matter of cattle raising. Beside
it stands the windmill that tells of wa
ter brought to the home to replace that
carried laboriously in buckets from the
well.
'The "old oaken bucket" sounds well
in poel ty. lit the creak of tie wind
lanss is echoed too often in the creak of
the hack as the farmer's wife lifts the
needed water from the depths.
To lmush:ids:
You :are not doing your full duty to
ward your wives if you let them wear
onr in l.e-; t = ral,Ie toil. Take wa:'ning
friom the woman lwho Iroeferre!d jail to
Sc(,lti!ueld ;ife of drudgery
Anl i, ul,,xv-e all, he coisiderate and
ent:e a:nd Ipatient toward the wives
who work at last as hard' as you do.
Too Busy.
Gotha-i-Fo iw ttowmny btton has
your wife g.t o:n the back of that
dress?.
Illthush-en-Oh, I'm sure I don't
"Why, you've 1,uttoned it up for her
"A:d y,: ,i.,t L.,. hew many but
t-is 're th re.
"N-. W.'e I' e been httoning it
up I've Iten to, c,!nfounded busy to
count the bu:tcns." -Yonkers States
man.
Convincing.
He-I know I amn not two faced.
She-Why?
He-Because if I were I'd be using
the other.--Cornell Widow.
FOR THE CHhLDREN
Chinese Nursery Play.
A guest comes. andl tliere is nothing
at all ini tile hlouse to elit. The bost
asks. "Where shall we get meat for
our guest to eat'"
The reply is. "Let us kill the cat."
"'No," speaks up the cat. 'I can see
all night; I can catch mice. The dog
Is an idle fellow, who only knows how
to bark. Kill him."
"No," speaks up the dog. "I guard
the house andl keep away thieves The
master c anllot dio withut mei. Go
and kill the ·illy sheep The sheep
must ilwVs Ii rle l ar i o "tl a cat nlci
thier h:rhk ittr lit-.'
"NSo." s,..y the -t*t "I t ear
inso fr.n wh b 1 1- 1t rn \ifl
i' hoI, w hi i,,, re d tie 'ar-h forif
r te. "id -the mIIstFr wtlhl .-t.r' wtre
it not i'fo Lie. I anllot lie sIpled 4Th)
to the lion. The liohn is a wil boeast
and our enely. Kill the lioni."
"No." says the thost. "fir it Is tlhu
lion who is our guest. It is for him
we want the meat"'
At this moment the lion conies out
and gives a big roar, at which all the
animals run away. and the poor lion
is left without meat to eat--Children's
Magazine.
Upset the Fruit Basket.
Any number can play this game. but
the more in number the ibetter. The
players are all se:tedl ill :1 cirle ex
'epltinr one. w ilhi is plnce'l in tihe ceii
ter. '.'he ,ine ill the center namlles a1
fluit .e-inninii with letter A. and
"T-l' it th t fruit i kr t.'" Ti lhe all
b:,:!lls f' "i dift er. it s tl . e :t : 1 tA l
(ont_ inl the c"onferl nm'lst tlry anld slil ill.
' ll d tile ()lit wh'o did lnot Kt't ill lmu:'t
Hidden Tools.
One carpenter's tool hidden in each
paragraph:
1. The ham merchant came to town.
2. The sound of thunder was awful.
3. Harry is eternally tensing his sis
ter.
4. How much is electricity worth?
5. Up lanes and down - hills they
tramped.
6. Hear the wren chirp.
7. She was going to teach them all
etiquette.
8. Be sure and gauge rightly.
Answers.-1. Hammer. 2. Saw. 3.
Vise. 4. Chisel. 5. Plane. 6. Wrench.
7. Mallet. 8. Auger.
The Bitter End.
The word bitter in this expression
does not imply what appears at first
glance to he the meaning. It is de
rived from the nautical term "bits" or
"bitts." a frfi me of two pieces of tim
her located in the fore part of the ship
for the purpose of holding the anchor
cables. Accordingly the bitter or the
bitt end of the cable is the end fas
tened to the bitt., and when a cable is
out as far as it will go it has reached
its bitter end.
As a consequence when anything has
reached the last extremity we say that
it has come to the bitter end
Voices of Birds.
There is nothing more remarkable in
this interesting class of animated be
lags than the voice. The scream of
the eagle 17.000 feet in the air, and
thus more than three miles distant.
may be distinctly heard, and the calls
of flocks of storks and geese, beyond
the reach of sight and equally remote,
are often audible. And these wonder
ful powers of voice are infinitely diver
sified in their expression and use. from
the simplest call to the most compli
cated and elaborate song.
The First Riddle.
The very first riddle on record is
that propounded by Samson to the
thirty companions who came to the
marriage feast of his wife-afterward
bhnrned to death with her father by
the Philistines-and for the answer to
which he promised to give theni thirty
sheets and thirty changes of garments.
"Out of the eater canme forth new't.
and out of the strong eaine forth
sweetness." For the outcome see thet
book of Judges xiv, 1'-"().
Thirteen o'Clock.
The new clock of thi Gare St. La
zare. Paris, has an ingenious f:ce. Up
to midday the clock face appears nor
mal. but on the stroke of 12 the figures
change from "1 to 12" to "13 to 24"
and remain so until midnight, walen
they change hack again. By a clever
arrangement the figure to awhiih thi
hour hand points is automatic.l !
shown in relief.
Mother's Man.
When the thunder rumbles in the sky
And the lightning flashes way up ih Ih
My papa likes to go and sit
Out on the porch and look at it.
Put mother says she'd rather stay
Right in the house-she feels that way.
And papa hollers: "Come out. Clair.
My, what a flash. That Lit suom, ::.:-e:"
Cf course I'd like to go and see
The lightning never frightens n:-
But mother likes to have me near.
It kinda makes her scared to hear
Those awful claps, and so I sitai.l
Right close to her and hold her Land,
For I'm her only son. you kn ,w,
And she'd feel bad to have me go
Out on the porch and leave her all
Alone and frightened in the ha!l.
So when the thunderstorms b.-zin
And papa hikes out we stay in
My mother's awful glad she's got
A boy that loves her such a lot
The Simplifying of Funeral R.'es
Uhe elimirnation of semi-barbarous c' tms, a, t ,h . . a
sensible and less costly methods is one of the atf; r - ,,: ' -
vI(e fotr which we have always stood.
W. W. WARING
Good Service - 21
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S. G. DREYFUS COC,
Wholesale Dea!ers in
Dry Goods, Notions and Furnishing i,;od.
Corner Spring and Crockett Streets
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Your how to do it. * Prices in
keeping with the quality
Printing of the material and the
quantity desired. * We
execute artistically the
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creditable and satisfactory.
We can print anything
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including lawyer's briefs,
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