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TITE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 1010.
RURAL SCHOOL CONFERENCE
TTnlqae Gathering of School Men and Farmers Start Important Work
For Putting' Agriculture Into the Common Schools.
unique meeting', the first of Its
ki. a, was the conferences on teach
in agriculture in the common
bcuooIs held March 24-26 at the uni
versity, Urbana. Professor Fred I.
Charles is at the head of this work
in the university. Many helpful
phases of the subject -were presented
by men and women of experience and
ability, and general- discussion fol
lowed the brief papers. D. J. Cros
by ,United States specialist in agri
cultural education, gave an illus
trated lecture showing what had
been done in the schools. Repre
sentatives of the normal schools and
the Farmers' institute, county super
intendents, college and university
men, were present. One of the most
helpful bits of experience was con
tributed by a rural school director,
J. B. Burrows of uecatur. Director
"W. B. Mills and Principal I. A. Mad
den of McNabb, gave interesting de
tails of the John Swaney consoli
dated school and its teaching of ag
riculture. Professor J. T. Johnson of
the Macomb normal school described
his soil plots and agricultural in
struction given teachers.
A standing committee on organiza
tion and work were appointed as fol
lows; U. J. Hoffman, assistant state
superintendent of schools, chair
man: Anna L. Barbre, county super
intendent. Taylorville; C. H. Watts,
county superintendent. Champaign;
Mr. Burrows, Mrs. Grace G. Durand
of Lake Bluff; Miss Alice Jean Pat
terson, teacher of nature study in
the normal university at Normal;
Professors W. C. Bagley, Fred L.
Charles of the university, Urbana.
Their resolutions, adopted by the
conference, included all the follow
Itrnu of Butam.
A committee consisting of Pro
fessor Charles, county superintend
ent, Charles Mcintosh of Monticello,
Miss Patterson and Mr. Hoffman,
were appointed to prepare a course
of study in agricultural nature study
for the elementary schools. Anoth
er conference will be held at the
university short course next Janu
ary. Hon. Joseph Carter, Champaign,
Mr. Burrows and Dean Davenport ol
the college of agriculture were ap
pointed a committee to confer with
the Illinois Farmers Institute, urg
ing the necessity of helping common
school teachers jn organizing and
adapting agricultural materials for
school use. and to act with the in
stitute in asking the legislature for
funds to investigate the whole sub
ject, to write letters and distribute
material to teachers and to send out
demonstration teachers to assist in
starting this study In the common
It was planned to collect at the
university model equipment for .ag
riculture, domestic science, hygiene
and health, and manual training in
the rural schools. Other features of
the conference may be reported in
a separate article.
From a great many years of prac
tical school work and special study
of Industrial training and agriculture
in common schools. Superintendent
Frank IL Hall of tne Illinois Farm
ers' institute, "who is a widely recog
nized authority with both farmers
and school men, said in part:
"I am a little fearful that in put
ting agriculture into the common
schools we shall begin with the
wrong phase of it be in jtoo much
haste for a strictly pedagogical basis
or to have the parts logically relat
ed; and that we shall put too little
strength on the seventh and eight
grades. Demanding first attention is
the fact that many pupils and -many
parents do not believe that the pres
ent seventh and eighth grade work
is especially helpful to prospective
farmers. Hence the young people
are leaving the elementary school in
Averawe Frm Dont Wait It.
Not nearly half the farmers are
ready for this innovation only some
of the leading, thoughtful, represen
tative farmers, and most of those
who are, believe that the economic
phase should 'be made most promi
nent in the sixth, seventh and eighth
grades. Indeed, it is the economic
phase as presented by Professors
Hopkins, Mumford, Fraser and Blair
that has brought many to see its
necessity in the school. We must re
member that the "rank and file" of
farmers do not wish agriculture in
Many leading educators recognize
the importance of putting agriculture
into the schools, but the 'Tank and
file" of the teachers do not care to
undertake it. Agriculture was given
special attention for two years In
the Ogle county teachers' institute,
and then dropped because the teach
ers were not interested, but after ob-'
serving corn day in the schools and
county corn day, at which the econ
omic phase came out clearly, the
supervisors gave $125 for the next
"county corn show." In Edgar coun
ty by much effort SO boys were in
terested in one of the best things.
in growing a corn breeding plot, but
just two completed the work.. Mr.
Foster of LaSalle county tried to
get the boys to keep account of corn
fields and learn how much it cost to
produce an acre of corn; 900 said
they would make the trial but in the
outcome there were six.
Carried toy Its EroDoinlr Vnlae.
This work in agriculture becomes
popular just in proportion as its
economic value becomes apparent.
And in this "the farmer is no differ
ent from other people. Every sen
sible man wants a home and food
and clothes and a surplus. Educa
tion should help the young man to
get a living, plus, in the right way
by earning it by giving an equiva
lent in corn or wool, or skill or coun
sel for every dollar he seeks.
We are losing many pupils before
they complete the eighth grade. The
boy remains who believes it will be
to his economic advantage to re
main, and the boy goes out who be
lieves it will be to his economic ad
vantage to go out. If we are to hold
boys in school by introducing agri
cultural science, it must be presented
with its economic phase continually
before the puyil. He must be made
to believe that it will pay help him
to earn a living and a surplus. This
is vastly more important than the
logical or pedogogical presentation
The Farmer an tb Teacher.
The farmer must be helped to see
that right living is quite-as import
ant as getting a living, but the edu
cator must concede to the farmer
that getting a living and getting It
honestly is a prime essential in right
The university thoroughly sanc
tions industrial and agricultural ed
ucation and the Farmers' institute Is
doing much to make sentiment for
introducing it in the elementary
schools. Reported by Arthur J. Bill
for the Illinois Farmers' institute.
GHASE FOR BEAR
One of the Exciting Incidents in
Peary's Successful Search
for North Pole.
HOT PURSUIT ON SLEDGES
SKEEING IN THE ALPS.
Picturesque Sport on the Order of
"Follow Your Leader."
The skeeing clubs form one of the
most picturesque sights to be seen in
the Alps in winter. With their bright
colored blanket suits, tasseled caps or
tam-o'-shanters and huge white mitts,
they go through the snow covered
woodlands across the white mountain
slopes usually in single file, perhaps
fifty sliding along after the leader in
true Norwegian fashion. Indeed, it is
a variety of the old game of "follow
your leader," for what he does the
others are expected to do. So if he
comes to a ledge and jumps off all are
supposed to leap.
But jumping with the skees is not
so easy as it looks, and the end is of
ten burial in the snow bank, for un
less one is very sure of his footing the
long, narrow wooden slats will twist
or turn without warning, and over
yon go. With the skee one can go
over hard snow at a very rapid rate.
but when he strikes a patch of the
newly fallen snow it is a case of slow
to be sure, for any minute the bottom
may sink away with him.
But it is healthful as well as in
vigorating, and the women have fonnd
that they need not look awkward evea
in this form of outdoor clress, with a
ribbon here and a tassel there and
some even adorning their skees. St.
Over the Mark.
"Docs lie aim at realism In the sto
ries he writes?"
"He may aim at it. but he doesn't
hit within a million miles of it."
"The hero of his last story is a
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Kxplorer Tells How 3Ien and Iogs
Were Electrified by Eskimo's
Cry of "Xanooksoah."
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A most graphic account of a polar
bear hunt appears in the April install
ment of Commander Robert E. Peary's
Ftory of the "Discovery of the North
Pole" In Hampton's Magazine. It be
gins: i "After a few hours' sleep we started,
straight as a crow flics, across the
eastern end of the great glacial fringe,
beaded for the mouth of Clements
Mart ham inlet. Reaching the mouth
of the inlet, we kept on down its east
ern shore, finding very good going, for
the tides rising in the crack next the
shore had saturated the overlying
snow; then, freezing, had formed a
narrow but smooth surface for the
Pledges. A little farther en we were
electrified by a tense whisper from the
evr sharp sighted E-ging-wah:
"He was pointing excitedly toward
the center of the liord, and, following
the direction of his finger, we saw a
cream colored spot leisurely moving
toward the mouth of the fiord a polar
"VvTiile I stood In front of the dogs
with a whip la each hand to keep
them from dashing away, for the Es
kimo dog knows the meaning of "na
noolcsoah' as well as his master, the
th-ee men were throwing things off
the sledges as if they were crazy.
Hot After the Bear.
"When the sledges were empty I
lowered the whips and stood to one
side. Oob-loo-yah's team shot by. me.
with Oob-loo-yah at the upstanders.
E-glng-wah came next, and I. threw
myself on his sledge as it flow past.
Behind us came Koo-la-too-nah with
the third team.
"The bear had heard us and was
making for the opposite shore of the
fiord with prodigious bounds. I jnmjv
ed to the upstanders of the flying
sledge, leaving E-ging-wah to throw
himself on the bottom end get his
breath, and away we all weut. wild
with excitement, across the snow cov
ered surface of the fiord.
"Oob-loo-yah, with a crazy team and
only himself at the upstanders. dis
tanced the rest of us, arriving at the
farther shore almost as soon as the
leaping bear. He loosed his dogs im
mediately, and we could 6ee the bear
in the distance, followed by minuta
dots that looked hardly larger than
mosquitoes swarming up the slope.
Chasing the Devil.
"A most peculiar circumstance, com
mented on by E-ging-wah as we flew
along, was that this bear, contrary to
the invariable custom of bears in Es
klmo land, did not stop when the dogs
came toward him, but kept right on
traveling. This to E-ging-wah was al
most certain proof that the great devil
himself the terrible Tor-nar-suk was
In that bear. At the thought of chas
ing the devil my sledge companion
grew even more excited.
"When we reached the western shore
of the fiord, up which we bad- 6een
from a distance the bear and Oob-loo-yah's
dogs slowly climbing, both we
and our dogs were pretty well winded.
"A little farther we came to a
deep canyon, and, as we could tell by
the sounds, the dogs and the bear were
at the bottom. But where we stood
the walls were too precipitous for even
an Eskimo to descend, and we could
not see the bear. He was evidently
under some projecting ledge on our
Its Escape From Peary.
"Moving up the canyon to find a
place of. descent, I heard E-ging-wah
shout that the bear had started down
the canyon and was climbing up the
other side, nurrying back through
the deep snow and over the rough
rocks, I suddenly saw the beast per
haps a hundred yards away and raised
my rifle. But I must have been too
much winded to take good aim, for,
though I fired two shots at him, the
bear kept right on op the canyon side.
Surely Tor-nar-sok was In hi ml
I fonnd that I bad given the stumps
of both my feet my toes were frozen
off at Fort Conger in 1S90 some pret
ty severe blows against the rocks, and
as they were complaining with vehe
mence I decided not to follow the bear
"Handing my rifle to E-ging-wah, I
told him and Koo-la-too-nah to go after
the bear while I went back down the
bluffs to the sledges and followed
along the bay ice. But before I bad
gone far along the bay Ice I heard
shouting in the distance, and soon an
Eskimo appeared on a summit and
waved his hand a signal that they
had bagged the bear.
"Just ahead of me and abreast of
where the Eskimo bad appeared was
the mouth of a ravine, and I stopped
the sledge there and waited. In a
Ilftle while I saw my men slowly
working their way down the ravine.
The dogs which had been in at the
death were attached to the bear as
if he bad been a sledge, and tbey wer
dragging him after them."
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the battleship Jlicliigan over these
courses records useful in solving this
problem will be compiled. Similar
records will be made during the trials
over the same courses of the battle
ships South Dakota and Delaware.
Later the torpedo boat destroyers
Reid and Flusser will be put through
A FEAT OF CONJURING.
NEW TESTS FOR WARSHIPS.
To Determine If Depth of Water Af
fects Vessel's Speed.
Does the depth of the water over
which a vessel is steaming affect the
vessel's speed? To answer this query
the United States navy department
has ordered a series of tests over the
Rockland, Provincetown and Dela
ware breakwater courses it was
learned at Rockland, Me., the other
Durinr. tha - standard toatJf.tt- trials- of
The Popular Coffee Trick and How
It Is Perforated.
A trick always popular with the pro
fessional eonjnrer is that known as
the "coffee trick," though some high
falutin title, as, for instance, "Mar
about Mocha,'? is better for a pro
gram. It has the advantage, too, of
not conveying any idea of what the
trick is to be. The trick is as suita
ble for the drawing room as for the
stage, and aa amateur with a little
practice may do it easily. Remember,
with a little practice, for, like every
thing in conjuring, not only a little
but sometimes a great deal of practice
is necessary if the performer desires
to do his tricks with ease and skill
and so as to bewilder his audience.
When about to present this trick the
performer has on a table three wooden
boxes, a large goblet shaped glass Jar
and two German silver shakers" or
cups, such as are used in mixing lem
on Juice, ice, etc., for a glass of lem
onade. In one of the boxes is a
quantity of bran, in another some
pieces of chopped up white paper "and
in the third a similar lot of blue pa
per. These, with two pieces of black
velvet, each about nine inches square,"
and a paper cylinder, are ail that ap
pear to be used in the trick. Picking
tip one shaker, the performer fills it
with white paper and immediately
pours it back into the box. Again he
dips the shaker into the box and, with
a shoveling motion, fills it and stands
it on a table so that every one may
see it. The other shaker he fills in
the same way, but with the blue pa
per.' Finally the glass Jar is filled with
bran and stood on a table by itself.
Over one shaker is spread one of the
velvet squares and on top of it is
placed a small, round metal plate. The
other shaker is covered with the sec
ond velvet square, but without any
"Remember, says the performer,
"this cup is filled with white paper
and that one with blue," and, pulling
the velvet piece off one cup, be pours
from it into a small pitcher about a
pint of milk "The milk of human
kindness as extracted from the daily
press." Removing the metal plate and
the velvet from the second cup, he
pours from it into the first cup "steam
ing Mocha coffee; no' grounds for
complaint." 'Peking up the paper cyl
inder, he drops it over the upper part
of the glass jar, and, lifting It up al
most immediately, it is found that the
bran is gone and the jar is filled with
It Is a showy trick which Is general
ly followed by applause, that sweetest
of music to a performer. Here is the
In each box. of paper is a duplicate
shaker, one filled with milk, the other
with coffee. Pitted into the mouth of
each shaker is a shallow metal saucer,
the edges flaring out so as to rest on
the mouth of the cup. At one point on
the edge of each saucer is soldered a
of a dime, so that the performer may
easily grasp it. On each saucer is
glued some bits of the paper with
which the shaker Is supposed to be
filled. These shakers stand upright in
the box in such position that the wire
piece of the sauver will be toward the
performer when he is ready to remove
the velvet cover. As he shovels the
paper into the shaker he leaves that
one in the box. grasps the other filled
with milk or coffee and brings It out.
some of the loose bits of paper cling
ing round the top. These he brushes
off carelessly and In doing so, when
Decessary, adjusts the shaker so that
the wire finger piece will be in the
i proper position. In covering the shak
ers the performer takes hold of the
velvet covers so that the thumb and
the third and fourth fingers ore under
the cover, and with these he catches
hold of the projecting finger piece,
lifts up the saucers and draws them
i off, dropping them instantly into a pad
ded box or bag fastened at the back
of the table.
As a glass jar is transparent, it fol
lows that a mere saucer of bran in its
mouth would not do. so resort is had
to another device. A hollow shape of
tin, slightly tapering, that fits loosely
In the jar is used. The larger end,
'which is the top. is closed while the
bottom is open. From the top is a fine
stiff wire passing from one side to the
other. It describes a small bow that
serves as a hauJle to lift out the
shape. Bran is glued over the outside
of the shape, and some loose bran is J
spread over the top. The shape is !
filled with lump sugar, placed lnsiue a
second Jar and stood inside the box of
bran. When the first Jur is put into
the box, ostensibly to be filled, the per
former exchanges it for the second.
.This he takes out and shows it ap
parently filled with bran. It Is cov
ered with the paper cylinder, which
goes on Ioosely aud in removing this
the performer slips one finger under
the wire handle, lifts out the shape,
and the sugar falls into the Jar. As
the shape Is taken out the performer's
.hand passes carelessly over the Ikjx of
bran, into which the shape is dropped.
At almost the same moment the paper
Is crumpled up and tossed Into the au
dience. The trick is so neatly dona
and is withal so simple that be mast
be a bungler, indeed, who cannot de
ceive even a clever audience.
The coffee mny be served to the au
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