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MMftC hit VOL. XII. SEQUACHEE, TENN., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1904. NO. 18. 1 I ! 5- 1 ' ' ' ill ' rii ' if 4 The Ideal Teacher J Paper read by Joux M. Gkhhk.n of J Whitwe 11, hefora the "Education- J al Meeting" at South Pittsburg, s Saturday. :::'::::: A teacher is one wbo teaches. Teach ing ir arousing and using the pupil's mind to form in it a desired conception of thought. It is a process in which de finite forces are employed to produce definite effects. The idoal teacher is capable of arousing tbo pupil's mind bo ax to form in it the desired concept JNO. M. GERREN. tion of thought. He understands what the definite effects should be which the forces are to produce, also bow to pro perly use these forces to produce the de finite effects. ' There are many qualities and qualifications which the ideal teacher possesses. It is not my purpose to name anything like all the qualities of an ideal teacher, but there are some which stand out so pre-eminent and are so essential to the teacher after whom tbo boys and girls will in evitably pattern their lives, that they cannot be Ignored. 1st. Good Character. I should place this quality at the head of the list. If our teachers are to guide and train for future life, the highest and noblest characters are none too good as models. Th' teacher frequently is and always .' ':- t f" . .' V; ; .: . v '''-it ,., ..-rf ' .. , v.r. I- . t -. 1 Carries the Largest and Best If Goods in Jasper, and at the Lowest Prices. Dress Goods. Have received this week a new lot of beautiful Dress Goods, Danish Cloth, iSc yd. Serges and Cheviots at '25c and 50c yd, 36-inch wide. Broad Cloth, new colors, $1.00 yd, 54-inch wide. Ladies' Capes and Jackets. Beautiful Capes, $1.25, 1.50, 2.00 and 2.50. Jackets, $3.00, 4.50, 5.00, up to 10,00. Ladies' and Childrens' Hats. We will save you money in this department. The very latest styles. New goods be fore the Holidays. 1 pi p w9. ii. nL.u should bo the pupils' ideal. How neces Hiry th'-ti that inn Ideal !w worthy otiH. If we build monuments cf gran He they may crumble; if we work upon Vrass time niav eflive it, but when we teach we build character. We touch a chord In the golden harp of being whose vibrations are felt in eternity. There Is another quality ho closely allied to this I shall speak of It under the same bending and tbat U reputation. Char acter is what a man is reputation is what a man is thongb to be. Men and women are often misjudged. The ton gue of scandle will wag and the minds of some persons are of such fibre that they are quick to listen to evil sugges tions whether deserved or und' served. and. Scholarly Habits. The Ideal teacher is awake to all thing about him. The attainments of a teacher are not so important as the habits of mind. He is thinking, investigating, growing, full of life and enthusiiiMii and the spirit is contagious with his pupils. He Is accurate In detail without being tiresome and his children are t-ained in accuracy. He is growing and looks to to the future. lie possesses intelligent knowledge of the events of the day, current history, lie loaches the ctma 1 to study hy example. Ho U a student himself, for inan'i eduoation is never complete and lile and ed ucatlon go hand in hand to the end. He will be found at teachers' meetingsand associations and aliva to educational progress. He takes and reads educational journals and magazines, attends teachers' insti tutes and summerscbools. Not because he is not qualified but to keep abreast with every educational movement, to get new ideas and inspiratioa. He is ambitious. The school Is to be pitied where the teacher has reached his highest ambition. He may be con tent but if he has no higher aspirations he is very apt to let things drag. The teacher wbo is ambitious enough to im prove and wbo seeks to do bis best in order to advance in his profession will kindle more ambition in the lives of his pupils and make higher types of men and women. The growing mind is alone fit to teach. The best teaching, the life-giving teaching, which makes the pupil's mind thirst for more Is not done by men and women who hare long since completed their education. Ho has a deep spirit of service. Through this spirit he will avail himself of every means within reach of perfecting himself along the line of teaching. H4 is thirsting for higher ideals and methods and grasping every opportuni SHOES. We hande the BEST makes that we' can buy, and when you want a shoe give us a chance to show you. We handle the "Brown," "All America" and "Keith's Conquerer" bramls of shoes. These are all reliable shoes. Mens' Hats. Just opened ! A new line of the latest styles in Mens' Hats. AND ty for development. Method is after all, a dead letter, unless back of it be the spirit from which tbat method na turally springs. I mentioned that as an exceedingly Important quality in the teacher Is accuracy and thorough preparation, ne cannot teach that which be does not know. Tbo teacher should study the lesson until he is brim full of it, pressed down and running over; should study It not only un til he knows It but until be knows that he knows It. Ruskln said, "When you find a man wbo knows not and knows tbat ho knows not and knows not tbat he knows, he la a fool, shun blm. When you find a man wbo knows not and knows that be knows not, he is simple, teach him. When you find a man that knows and knows not that be is asleep wake him. Hut when you find a mad that knows and knows he Is wise, follow him." He possesses tact, which Is skill to catch the roving eye, the wandering mind, the restless nervous body and the ear ever susceptibls to every sound save tbat of the toacher's voice. To accom plish this demands consumata wisdom and common sense. Without tact the possessor of all other qualifications a- mountstobut little. We can best de velop this choioe faculty through ob servation; by the mistakes of the past; through suggestions from others, and from the oompliments and criticisms of the scholars. Life's experience, as a rule, is the school for Its development, and the opportunity for its acquirement cemes within the reach of all. Men in all departments of work have emphasiz ed its value. ' Love and sympathy. He is the soul of sympathy. In the exercise of this emotion there can be exerted a wonder ful hypnotic Influence. Children and young people are like barometers They are so easily lifted or lowered by tne tropical or irigia innuence sur rounding them. The realization and manifestation of a ''fellow feeling" un consciously win a scholar, and general ly make it possible to mark his impress ionable nature for righteousness and future usefulness. Love is the fulfill lngofthelaw and love usually wins There is enough in the temperamental weakness of scholars to elicit the sym pathy, awaken the love, and command tne interest ana patience of each true toacher. The Ideal teacher loves bis pupils, not Ethel because her mother is his best friend, not Lizzie because sho is beautiful, not Walter because be has winning ways, but lovo even the poor- Assortment of CLOTHING. It's quality and price that makes the "Shields" brand of Clothing so popular. Made right, bought right, and sold right. FURNITURE. We will have for the Holi day trade a beautiful line of rockers, and nothing is more suitable for a present than a good rocker. Underwear. Union Suits, 25c, 50c and 65c per suit. Misses' Vests and Pants, 50c suit. 20 dozen Mens' Heavy Fleeced Shirts and Drawers, $1.00 per suit. cK ft! est and most degraded, because beneath that rough exterior there are talents to be cultivated, and there glitters an im mortal aoul, a jewel of rarest boauty, whloh the master has commissioned the teacher to pluck, cut and polish for his . . I . I v 1,1 1 1 crown, l ue toacuer trains iue uuim an the way from youth to manhood. He terraces up Character with the solid rock of principle. The parent has a duty to perform In connection with the school, ana turn thought brings us to one of the essen tials of the subject under consideration, amely, The Ideal Teacher. Although the first quality of tho teacher is not his power of bringing about "home co- peration," nevertheless it Is a very es sential part in his line of work, lo this end he must have a deep Interest in every child In bis school. He must feel it is not merely by accident tbat this class is In his charge. He will be come acquainted with the boy at bis home, letting tho parent know he is in terested in their boy. In no better way ... .! t V t . can "home co-operation ue urougot about. He knows child nature. We often find teachers of very limited knowledge whom we cannot always class as jdeal teachers, but whom nevertheless have an important quality; they know child nature, and manage to hold their class es together, secure toe attention 01 tneir scholars and do good work. The ideal teacher know child nature, its di versity, its trials, its need. If a man should not undertake to repair a watch who knows nothing about watches, much less should anyone seek to mould young hearts whose touch is dull and cold, and wbo has no knowledge of child life. No two children are exactly alike. They are as varied as the flowers tbat grow in the fields. That which inter ests one will not interest another. In the largest family each member has bis own peculiar temperament and needs different treatment. Tbat which will benefit one will only repel and harden another. Tho teacher that does not.un derstand and appreciate this but who does all upon the same blt-or-mlss plan will make sorry work of it and cannot be called an ideal teaoher, although be might possess all the other qualities re quired. Being in charge of the primary department he remembers that when a child be thought as a child, he under stood as a child, he spoke as a child and now having become a man and a teacher of a class of children, he for their sakes does not put away childish things. Whatever the class of scholars he teach es their make-op, acquaints himself with their social conditions and their home training. Although firm he gains their esteem and affections by bis un iform kindness in imparting instruction If any chance to be absent he prudently ascertains tho reasons for their absence It they are Bick he visits them. He adopts himself and his instruction to their conditions and wants. He will teach bis pupils to observe the Sab bath. He teaches them to be temperate in all things. Ho continually warns them against the great evils of intern perance. Ue never teaches what he does not quite understand, lie never tells a child what be cannot make tho child toll him. He nover gives a piece of in formation without asking for it again. tie win never use a tiara word u an easy one will convey his meaning and never uses a word unless he is sure of its meaning. He never begins a lesson without a clear view of its end. Ue never gives an unnecessary command nor one be does not mean to see obeyed He never permits a child to remain in the class a minute without something to do and a motive for doing it. He will teach truthfulness. Of the pre vaience 01 untrutniuiness there la no need to speak, 1 shall not give any me thods for teaching truthfulness because it would require much time to discuss this topic fully. j.uu iuuai teacaer aoes not aepena a lone on school journals, magazines, etc, for all bis methods of government and toacning out ne is original. He gets I ideas from different sources and form lates plans and methods of bis own. is bright, cheerful and happy and fills the schoolroom with sunshine. Now I have described the Ideal school teacher as he appears to me. 1 have not attempted to give the laws of teach ing, nor a set of rules for a teacher to be guided by. By this model perfection is not claimed. It is a pattern to be copiea ana improved on. Should it prove a stimulus to produce a copy su perior Xo the model the object desired would be obtained. Lastly, with all the ideal teacher's teaching, he will teach, the child to love ana renpect God, and revere ilis holy word. He will teach that the Bi ble is the book of books. The sun may cease to shine; the earth may melt with iervent beat but God's eternal word will endure the sweep of ages and the roll of years. The Bible, star ot hone and eternity the only star by which the bark of man can navigate the sea of life and gain the shore of bliss securely, TWO 7 , MifiX A- No.t No. 1. Is a hat of brown felt havlnir crown neatly covered with folded brown ribbon beaded by a fold of burnt orange the brim front and back are trimmed with brown ribbon, and at the iront ot the crown are two large brown wings. Special Price $2.98. This same style mav be had in navv blue with blue wings, or in black witn black or white wings at same price. D B L0YE1TIHN CD The up"t0"Date Drygoods Chattanooga: Tennessee.' ' and CarPet House of South. CONDENSED NEWS. 2 oj"Ooc0'0 rMrts The constitutional amendments bad a vote recorded against them in Se quatchie county ot 477 to GO. The number of votes in Marion coun ty has decreased nearly 1000. Alexander Kusseil and Miss Ada Standifer were married at Cagle. Two cattle buying firms in Bledsoe county have paid nearly $40,000 to farmers for cattle this fall. Hunters in Bledsoe county are re-1 1 ported successful In slaying deer. Geo. R. Johnson has purchased tho controlling interest of Martin Marugg ; in the Tracy City paper, Mrs. Grundy. Small-pox is reported at Tracy City, Mrs. Sam Warren who visited her mo - tuer, M rs Grantham, at ing reported taken sick ease. Whitwell, b- with tbe dN- Jas. S. Barnott died at Tracy City, aged 73 years. He was a membor ot tbe 5th Ohio Regt., and at the time when Joe Wheeler made bis famous raid through this section was in camp, near Tracy City. Tbe quarantine restriction is now off on cattle from this section, and ship ments may now be made until Jan. 31st, 1905, without inspection. Miners connected with the Kewanee C. C. & L. Co., Flat Branch and Rust A Rust Coal Companies of Grundy county, now receive for mining coal three feet and over, 2os per car. Under 3 feet and down to 30 inches, 31o per car and under 30 inches and down to 20 inobes, 37c per car. Good roads measures are being agitat ed in Grundy Co. Dunlap Milling "SIFTED SNOW," "WHITE DOVE," "BIO CHIEF," Are SYNONYMOUS with . . . J They are all High-Grade, Pure, Unbleached Flours, very high in gluten, and will give Sat lSf action . These brands of flour cost your dealer a little more than other flours, and the additional cost is occasioned by the extra care taken in milling to preserve thera from contamination. Flour, as you know, is as eahily pol luted as milk. : : : : : : : FOR SALE BY ALL DEALERS WHO CONSULT TUB HEALTH OF THE III CUSTOMERS. LOVEMAN HATS of simirt style, at special prices Tbo two bats a shown in ao r comnanvinir II- rVJ? lustration are of style, and are suitable for serviceable as well as dress wear. If ordend by mail at once, either or both of these hats will be sent ex press prepaid. No. 2. Is a pretty bat of black velvet faced with shirred Bilk tho crown is covered by folds ot bluck satin taffeta ribbon, finished at the top by a burnt orange velvet fold a long black feath er held by a fancy ornament and black satin ribbon complete. A Stylish Hat at $3.25. This model may be bad in navy blue wltb blue facing and white feather or In brown with while feather. THE CHRISTMAS DELINEATOR. The December Delineator, with its message of good cheer and helpfulness, will be welcomed in every home. The fashion pages are unusually attractive, illustrating and describing the very lat est modes in a way to make their con struction during the busy festive soa son a pleasure instead of a task, and the literary and pictorial features are of rare excellence. A selection ot Love Songs from the Wagner Operas, render- I. edinto bnglisb by ttlcbard de Uaillien- no anu ui.u buun j uiuibi. vtu 1 11 i uiuiq by J. C. Lnyendecker, occupies a prom inent place, and a chapter in the Com poser's Series, relating the Romance of Wagner and Coslma, is an Interesting supplement to the lyrics. A very clever paper entitled "The Court Circles of .nn V.n.. ...I I ..11 .. ill...,.-.. ..,.1 l the Republic describes some unique phases of Washington social life is from an unnamed contributor, who is said to write from the inner circles of society. There are short stories from the pen of F. Hopkinson Smith, Robert Grant, A lice Brown, Mary Stewart Cutting and Elmore Elliot Peake, and such i d teres t- ine writers as Julia Mairruder. L. Prank 1 Baum, and Grace MacGowen Cooko bold the attention of the children. Many Christmas suggestions are given in needlework and the cookery pages are redolent of the Christmas feast. In ad dition there are the regular depart ments of the magazine, with many Bpe-' cial articles on topics relating to wo man's interests within and without tbe home. LOST OR STRAYED. Two young steers, ono 2 to 3 years old, deep red color, Devon stock, de horned, marked with crop off right ear and split in same, branded "C" on right hip; the other dark red color, to 3 years old, marked split in each car and underbit in both ears. Parties who find these cattle, please notify me and I will pay expenses. AUSTIN COP1MNGER, Sequachee, Tenn. OASTOniA. Bean tke j Th9 Kind You Have Always Boujfit TIi9 Kind You Have Always Signature f THE.. Go's. Brands PURITY, EXCELLENCE, WH0LES0MENESS.