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Eleventh Annual Meeting of the
Wayne County Teachers' Asso
ciation at Seclyvllle Able
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The eleventh regular meeting of
the Wayne County Teachers' Asso
ciation was held at Seolyvllle, May
7 and 8. About one hundred teach
ers registered. The meetings were
well attended by the general pub
lic. Friday afternoon the chapel
was crowded. The teachers were
well pleased with the hospitality
shown by the Seelyville people. The
dinner served by the Ladies' Aid
was enjoyed by all. The papers
prepared and read by those whose
names appeared on the program
showed careful and thoughtful pre
paration. Many practical hints and
suggestions were given in these
papers as well as in the discussions
which followed. The following Is
a brief report of the different ses
sions: On Friday evening the devotional
exercises were conducted by liev.
Whittaker of llonesdale. .Miss Ken
nedy then gave a declamation in a
very pleasing manner. "Training
for Citizenship" was the subject of
the lecture which was delivered in
a masterly way by Ilr. A. C. Hoth
ermel, Principal of the Keystone
State Normal School. Any one per
sonally acquainted with lilm can
not help but realize that out or the
heart are the issues of life, for among
his students there is a unanimous
sentiment that his deeds and ac
tions thoroughly conform with his
words. Among the many good
thoughts discussed in the lecture the
following have been noted: Law
and liberty go hand In hand. If
we observe nature we can see law
in its perfect sense. There must be
law to insure protection. Where
there is no law there is no liberty.
A lawless man deprives his fellow
men of their liberty and safety.
Living upon a higher and a lower
plane was plainly illustrated and The
results compared. The village gos
sip who knows all the faults of
other people was cited as an ex
ample of .living on a lower plane.
Frances 13. Willard with her won
derful influence for good is a type
of higher living. Training for citi
zenship is the work of the public
school in a large measure. Jesse
.lames, Jr., the Kansas City lawyer,
was guaranteed as example of what
a proper training can do even
though adverse heredity is stamped
upon the individual. .Miss Ken
nedy then recited "What the Clock
Saw," which was enjoyed by all.
The solo sung by Miss Holland was
Saturday morning: The meeting
was called to order by the president,
Prof. Dooloy. Dr. Rothcrmel con
ducted the devotional exercises.
Miss Florence Maloney read a pa
per on "Primary Language Work"
which hhowed careful preparation.
Because of the absence of Supt. J.
( Taylor, of Scranton, the subject
of "Language" which was assigned
to him was discussed in general.
" More Thorough Work in Intermed
iate Grades" was ably discussed by
Miss lSleanor Gill. The following
are a few of the many points sug
gested: Use of dictionary. Insist
u non thorough work. Do not ac
cept careless and indifferent lessons.
Prof. Dooley in discussing the topic
made it plain that if we take an
interest in our work wo can put en
thusiasm into it and inspire pupils.
Supt. Koehler stated that we have
two classes of schools in our coun
ty; overcrowded and undercrowded.
In the former there is no individual
discussion and in the latter there
is too much and not enough chance
for proper imitation. Give pupils
a chance to help others. Dull pupils
must be assisted. John D. Rocke
feller was a bright pupil and got
his lessons quickly. After studying
his own lessons his teachers asked
him to help backward pupils. He
was thus kept out of mischief and
served as an aid instead "of a hind
rance. Prof. Oday said "wo must
not be discouraged if we do not
succeed at once, but wo must con
tinue our efforts in helping dull
pupils. School teachers are doing
more good for the commonwealth
than any other class of people in
comparison to the salary. He also
advocated less pupils for each
teacher, more thorough work, more
individual instruction, and a proper
supervision of study periods. Prof.
Creasy maintained that we can give
too much assistance. This state
ment is but too true for one of the
primary laws of pedagogy is the one
briefly stated thus. Self activity is
the basis of education. "How I In
terest .My Patrons in School Work"
was the subject of Miss Deahan's pa
per. Teachers must be interested
in the community. Sick pupils should
be visited when no contagious dis
ease is prevalent. Parents should
be Invited to call frequently. Speci
mens of pupils' work may bo placed
on exhibition. Various entertain
ments may be held and abovo all
show a hearty welcome to parents.
William O'Nell continued discussing
the same subject and brought out
manyg00d poInts He s out
the success of a teacher Is often at
tained by interesting patron it
terestlng the pupils ls the first stop
interest the parents. The teacher
must at all times manifest Interest ?n
his work. Regularity and system-
attc work are essential. The high
est duty of man ls to please God,
next duty to please man; the teach'
er's duty Is to please patrons. Show
an interest In the occupation of pa
trons. Be kind and sincere. Prof,
Kennedy and Prof. Howell discussed
the topic. Prof. Van Campen's pa
per was read by Mrs. Van Canipen.
The subject of "Discipline" was ably
discussed. Correct habits are do
veloped by careful training. The
periods of growth must be careful
ly observed. Instinct is the ruling
motive in early childhood, and we
must therefore not think that the
child's actions nre entirely an out
growth of evil motives. The sec
ond period is the period of restraint.
During this stage pupils must be
taught fully the need of obedience.
"Never make rules" has exceptions
The teacher must learn social condi
tions of community in order to gov
ern successfully. "What Should be
Done In Primary Physiology" was
the subject of the next paper which
was read by Miss Alma Noble. Les
sons must be simple. Pet nnitnals
can bo studied and a lesson of clean
liness may be tnught. It Is a good
plan to toll stories about animals
and also require pupils to tell what
they can, thus aiding them in lan
guage work ns well as hygiene. Cor
reel position in sitting, standing, and
walking must be emphasized. Pure
air anil outdoor exercise are imper
ative. Miss Irene Curtis read a pa
per on "Nature Study." Many teach
ers make a mistake In thinking that
books are the only means of acquir
ing knowledge. Nature is the true
teacher. Many pupils do not care
much about books but frequently
such pupils can be reached by nat
ure study and he taught to value
books. She spoke about the four
steps in nature study which are as
follows in order : Observation,
knowledge, expression, enjoyment.
Pupils must be taught to observe
carefully. Knowledge is the result
of observing. If observation is car
ried on properly the proportion of
knowledge acquired is corresponding
ly greater. The knowledge acquired
will find expression in the classroom
as well as outside. Enjoyment of
the forces of nature will be the ulti
Afternoon session: A brief bust
ness meeting was held. The follow
Ign officers were elected for the com
ing year: President, Prof. .1. H
Kennedy; Vice President, A. H. How
ell; secretary, and treasurer, W. S.
Haldeman; executive committee,
Prof. H. A. Oday, Miss Clara lCck
and Miss Alma Noble. Miss Ken
nedy gave a recitation entitled
"What the Clock Saw." which was
appreciated by all. "Wasted Energy
in Literature" was the next subject
on the program. Miss Cromwell had
a good paper and discussed many
practical points. Masses and classes
are readers now. Are we urging
pupils to read simply for pleasure,
selecting certain classes of novels or
are we educating them to read the
productions of master minds such
as Lowell, Tennyson, and Shakes
peare? Books are the world's
phonographs which speak to us the
thoughts of great minds. Read
slowly. Read books that make you
think. Do not read too many books.
The Bible contains some of the best
literature of all times. Commit
beautiful passages. Miss Emma
Stanton took up the subject of
"Wasted Energies in Commercial
Education." The fundamental idea
of the true university is truth for
truth's sake. Commercial education
often ignores the power and disci
pline phases. All education should
be practical. Knowledge should be
sought for its intrinsic value. High
ideals are important. "Wasted En
ergy in Whims and Fads" was dis
cussed by Miss Edith Marshall. Pu
pils are weak in some branches be
cause some teachers- spend too much
time on branches they like and omit
branches they do not like. We en
deavor to accomplish too much.
Thoroughness sacrificed for whims
and fads. A recitation "The Tele
phone Girl" was given by Miss Jen
nie Smith. It depicted certain'types
of girls very vividly. Mrs. Gager
read a paper stating how she taught
the common school classics. Dr.
Rothermel was then introduced and
gave an interesting talk on " Will
Power." The choice of will and the
types of will were the chief divis
ions. Under types of will three
kinds are prominent: impulsive, ob
stinate and normal will. Some very
practical illustrations were given to
Illustrate the various types. Prof.
Creasy's "Address to Parents" was
full of practical suggestions and il
lustrations. Children should be well
fed, well clothed, and have plenty of
sleep. No child can develop the
best mental capacity if coffee and
tea are used. Parents should not
keep children out of school unless
absolutely necessary. No parent
ought to ridicule a teacher in the
presence of their children, because
children will lose respect and con
fidence for their teacher, if there
is any trouble In school, parents
should always hear both sides be
fore they form a definite conclusion.
Miss Grace Winner read an interest
ing paper on "Common Sense Didac
tics." The meeting was then ad
journed. W. S. HALDEMAN, Secy.
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
MAY ARGUMENT COURT
NOW IN SESSION
load Viewers Appointed Guardians
Named and Rules Granted
Vail Sent to Reformatory.
Charles Avery, il. E. Lavo, and J.
V. Starnes were appointed viewers to
vacate public road In Lebanon town
ship. A. V. Tyler, J. Stanton and James
Hoag were appointed viewers to lo
cate public road in Scott township.
T. B. Sandercock, Win. H. Dunn
and W. J. Barnes were appointed
viewers to locate a private road in
Thomas Kellow appointed guard
Ian of Margaret Barthelmus, minor
child of Elizabeth Barthelmus.
T. B. Sandercock, Wallace Barnes
and H. M. Foley were appointed
viewers to locate public road In Da
Thos. F. Flynn was appointed
guardian of Winifred Flynn, and
Thos. Flynn, minor children of Mar
Com. vs. Mrs. John Hirt, charged
with cruelty to animals; appeal al
lowed from a conviction before Jus
tice R. A. Smith.
Amelia Spirlvogel vs. Carrie Brut
chy. 'Petition to open judgment.
Rule granted on plaintiff to show
cause why judgment should not be
opened, returnable second Monday of
Resignation of Win, E. Kimble,
high constable of borough of Hawley,
Supervisors of Texas township
given permission by the court to levy
a specal tax of 12 mills for the year
of 190!t for the purpose of paying
Jos. Langton appointed treasurer
of Buckingham township to fill the
vacancy caused by the death of H.
R. M. Salmon appointed receiver
for the Armory association distribu
tion of the fund.
Kate Dean vs. Samuel Dean; sub
poena in divorce awarded.
Delia Chrisman vs. John Chris
man; subpoena in divorce awarded.
Com. vs. Herbert Vail. Indicted
for breaking and entering the store
of F. i.. Varcoe, in Waymart, and of
larceny of certain goods. Came into
court and pleaded guilty, and was
sentenced by the court to Hunting
"POLLY OF THE C1KITS."
In "Polly of the Circus," a play
by Margaret Mayo, Miss Fay Wallace
plays as a young circus rider. All
the life of the little rider has been
sjient under the round top and in
the circus car. She knows no world
not covered by canvas, nor did her
mother before her. The circus with
which she travels conies to a little
middle western town, and there all
the scenes of the play are placed.
When the play begins, the circus
tents are pitched on the commons ad
joining the village church and par
sonage. That causes a scandal in the
burg, and the pillars of the church
gather at the parsonage to protest to
the minister against the sacrilege.
While they are there the little cir
cus rider is injured by a fall from
her horse and is carried into the min
ister's home. A motley crow of
clowns, riders, acrobats, and can
vasman flock to the parsonage, where
they are well received by the minis
ter, much to the disgust of the mem
bers of the church. The minister
agrees to care for the girl until she
is well enough to return to the cir
cus, and he does care for her.
Eleven months pass by and the
minister and the circus rider have
come to love each other. They make
the usual promises never to separate,
but the tongue of scandal is wagging
in the village and the church dea
cons call upon the minister and de
mand that he send the girl away.
He will not hear them, but they re
turn and tell her that the minister's
career will be ruined if she stays with
him. She resolves to go away.
The circus is again approaching
the village, and the boss canvasman
who helped rear the little rider comes
and asks her to go back witli him.
She goes, and the minister does not
see her until a month later, when
the tents are again pitched near the
church. Then he hunts her out, go
ing oven into the circus ring at the
height of the performance.
Miss Fay Wallace will be seen in
the successful "Polly of the Cir
cus," at the Lyric on Friday evening,
KING EDWARD'S RACEHORSES.
Only Two Have Been Winners In
Great English Turf Events.
Probably no owner ever had such
a persistent run of "ad luck as his
Majesty, King Edward, during the
early years of his racing career. At
his first modest appearance on a race
course, thirty-seven years ago, his
horse Champion had the misfortune
to fall early in the race, and although
he made a game effort to recover lost
ground he could only finish second.
Six years later at his second ap
pearanceat the Newmarket July
meeting, his horse Alep was badly
beaten by Lord Strathnairn's Avowal,
and it was not until 1880 that Leonl
das II., ridden by Capt. Wentworth
Hope-Johnnstone, scored his first vic
tory In the Aldorshot cup.
Six years more elapsed, making fif
teen years in all from his racing de
but, before the royal colors weVe car
ried to victory for the first time in
flat racing, when, amid a scene of
great enthusiasm, Counterpane, rid
den by Archer, won a maiden plate at
WHEN NIAGARA RUNS DRY.
Nature Will Destroy Cataract In
Three Thousand Years.
According to an official of the Geo
logical Survey, a comparison of the
gage records for a period of 20 years
shows that the land surrounding the
Great Lakes ls being gradually tilted
from northeast to southwest at such a
rate that, of two points 100 miles
apart, the northern rises five Inches
with reference to the southern in 100
At Chicago the lake level rises
about one Inch In 10 years.
The official quoted predicts that, It
this movement continues, In about 3,
000 years all the upper lakes will dis
charge Into the Illinois River, the De
troit and St. Clair Rivers will flow
backward, carrying the water of Lake
Erie into Lake Huron, and the Niagara
River will run dry.
Women in Ethnology.
The recent investigations of Dr. C,
G. Sellgman among the Veddas of
Ceylon, and the great importance of
the aid which Doctor Seligman's wife
was able to give him, lead Mr. A. C.
Haddon to point out the desirability
of women of a scientific turn of mind
interesting themselves in work of this
kind. But for the presence of his
wife Doctor Sellgman would have
been unable to secure many of the
facts which he has accumulated. The
Veddas, who live in caves, are ex
tremely averse to having white men
visit their families: but Mrs. Sellgman
was warmly welcomed among them,
and anion., other things she collected
records of the songs of the women
and girls. They took the greatest de
light in the phonograph, and their
amazement was unbounded at hearing
their sonf.s and lullabies repeated by
Natural Rotation In Forests.
Observations In India indicate that
just as agricultural land, after many
repetitions of the same crops, becomes
exhausted for that particular species,
so in forest lands, after long periods,
the seedlngs may fall owing to
changes in the soil, and new varieties
may take their place. Forests of blue
pine in that country have been ob
served to fail, the deodar-tree tending
to take the place of pine. In another
case forests of pine and oak have been
found, each Invading and tending to
take up the ground occupied by the
other. Elsewhere In India spruce
and silver fir have been found ad
vancing into a failing oak forest, and
mulberry extending upon land former
ly occupied wominantly by "shlsham"
His Favorite Game-Bird.
At a dinner one day, says a writer
.n the Philadelphia Public Ledger,
some men were discussing the merits
of different kinds of game-birds. One
preferred canvasback duck, another,
woodcock, and still another thought a
quail the most delicious article of
food. The dlscusrion and the dinner
ended at about the same time.
"Now, Frank," said one of the men
to the waiter at nis elbow, "what kind
of game do you like best?"
"Well, suh, to tell the truf, almost
any kind of game suits me, but what
I like bes' is an American eagle
served on a silber dollar."
A B'rd Census.
Under the direction of Prof. S. A.
Forbes oi the University of Illinois
a summer bird census of that state
has been tr.ken. The method was to
enumerate the birds seen on a strip
150 feet broad and 428 miles long, run
ning across the state from north to
south. This strip covers an area of
12 square miles. The count showed
7,740 birds of. SO species. On this
basis the total summer bird popula
tion of Illinois was calculated at 20,
750,000, of which 5,501.000 are English
sparrows. The meadow-lark is the next
most numerous. The English sparrows
were found to decrease in number
from norfi to south. On the contrary
the native birds increased.
Whips from a Tree.
In the Island of Jamaica there
grows a tree with the botanic name
of the D.iph:.e lagetto, from the
branches of which native workmen
make peculiarly strong and excellent
whips. These whips have the handle
and lash all in one piece. The handle
consists of a part of the stem retain
ing the bark. For the lash the stem
is deprived of bark and then split
into strip3, which are woven together
in a flexible cord six or seven feet
long. The proper taper ls afforded
by detaching more and more of the
strips as the end of the lash is ap
proached. A Doctor's Messenger.
In the north of Scotland there is a
doctor who has to drive many miles
to visit some of his patients. He
takes with him several carrier-pigeons
and sends them back to his office with
a message asking for the prescrip
tions that need to be made up and
sent at once. Then these reach the
sick person very soon. If any of these
patients living iar off are so ill that
they may need to have the doctor
come again to see them, he leaves
pigeons with them which can be sent
to him with a line asking him to come.
The "Vanilla Bean."
The vanilla bean is tbe fruit of a
vine belonging to the orchid family,
originally found In Mexico, but now
cultivated in South America, Java, and
other tropical regions, The term
"bean" is incorrect, as the plant Is not
a legume, and the long, pencil-shaped
fruit pods, containing thousands of
minute seeds, do not resemble a bean.
The beano having the finest flavor and
the most expensive as to cost, are
brought from Mexico.
Whr.t'c In a Title?
Judgo Gray, of Delaware, was talk
ing recently about the fondness of
American girls for English titles. In
speaking of how empty and meaning
less such foreign titles usually were,
he illustrated It with the following:
"Titles are just as meaningless In
the United States. Take my own title
the title of judgo, for Instance. I
was traveling In the country a short
time ago, and, at the table of the ho
tel where I was stopping, there was a
man whom ever;- one present address
ed as 'judge.' ,
"When this Judge got up and went
away, I said to the man sitting next
him at the table, 'Is the gentleman
who just left a United States judge
or a local judge?'
" 'Ho is a local judge, sir,' was the
reply. 'Ho ww a Judge at a horse
race last week.'
"Titles at hon.j and abroad amount
to about the same thing. Nothing
counts but the man."
The Era of New Mixed Paints !
This year open.s wirn a deluge of new mixed paints. A con
dition brought about by our enterprising dealers to get some kind
of a mixed paint that would supplant CHILTON'S MIXED
PAINTS. Then compounds, being new and heavily advertised,
may find a sale with the unwary.
THE ONLY PLACE IX HONESDALE
Al'THOJtlZEl) TO HANDLE
Is JADWIN'S PHARMACY.
There are reasons for the pre-eminence of CHILTON PAINTS'
1st No one can mix abetter mixed paint.
2d The painters declare that it works easily and has won
derful covering qualities.
3d Chilton stands back of it, and will agree to repaint, at his
own expense, every surface painted with Chilton Paint that
4th Those who have used it are perfectly satisfied with it,
and recommend its use to others.
Over 27,000 lbs.
1 hu No. 40 Is the popular Flat Land Plow. Wc also keep in 1stoek the No. K. 19, 20 and
Iron licaiu. Nearly 2.UO0 sold In Wayne county. The following Sub-Agents keep stock of
Plows and liepairs on hand : J. H. Tiffany. Pleasant Mount ; W. H. Shaffer. Varden, l'a.:
Woodnian.see, Lake Count: 11. X. Farley. Kiiuinunk ; A.J. Abrahams, (ialilee: Frank C.
lii wn ilo.idleys : o. V. Shaffer. (Jeorgetown : Seth llortree. Sterling; C. V. Kcllam.
Lcdgedale; . K. Corey (ireeiitown, and Watts's Honesdale and Hawley stores.
The Oliver Sulky Plow Cannot be Beat !
Honesdale andlpp ARAM WA TTQ (Honesdale and
Hawley Stores WAlmiYl W A 1 1 5 Hawley Stores
Sash. Doors, ISlinds. Front Sash Doors. Sewer Pipe
Sand llullders' Hardware of KVKKY Description.
AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS: Ji-fflSfflS:
ins Machines. Iron. Oravel and Tarred Hoofing, liarb Wire. Woven Fence Wire, Poultry
Netting, l.lme and Cement.
PLUMBING in all
ou short notice
HOT AIR and
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Mention tho paper in whichjyou see this advertisement.
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Patronize the independent Telephone Company
which reduced telephone rates, anddo not contract for any
other service without conferring with our
Contract Department Tel. No. 300.
CONSOLIDATED TELEPHONE CO. of PENNSYLVANIA.
A Cement Grindstone.
A grindstone made from one-halt
best Portland cement and one-hall
silica sand may be use I in grinding
glass to take the place of the wheel
caster. The materials must be thor
oughly mixed and evenly tamped. The
advantage of this stone ls that when
properly made there will be no hard
and soft spots, and It will grind glass
without scratching. The cost ls about
ten per cent of that of the common
grindstone. The Onward Manufac
turing Company, of Menasha, Wis., to
whom we are Indebted for this infor
mation, has been using cement grind
stones successfully for a year.
Change In Style of Penmanship.
Chicago. The Board of Education
has employed J. N. Dows, of East
Providence, R. 1., to change the sys
tem of penmanship now taught In the
Chicago schools. Vertical and back
hand writing will be abolished, and
the old-fashioucc "slant system"
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