The Caldwell News-Chronicle (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 30, Ed. 1 Friday, December 15, 1899 Page: 3 of 12
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*? prof. 3. a. Watte.
Concerning prize : nhould they
be given? If o, to whom?
On the first day of school one
teacher will say: «I cxpect to
give a prize to the pupil who ha
tbe highest deportment at the
.close of this school, or «the pupil
making the best class record will
receive a prize. Another teacher
in his inaugural will say nothing
about it, or plainly announce that
no prizes will be given.
Teacher No. 1, why do you of-
fer prizes in your school?
«I will tell you: Few pupils suf-
ficiently realize the importance of
education to exert their best ef-
forts; the offering of a prize is a
substantial mark at which they
may aim, and will be a stimulus
to the whole class or school.
«I easily remember when I was
a child how proud I was to re-
ceive school prizes, and how
fondly I preserved and cherished
«The giving of a prize does not
restrict it* k«kk1 influence to the
Hihool, but the teacher fork it->
good influente radiating from the
homes of the community. The
parents a.ul friends of the prize-
winner are alwav*> loud in their
praise, and at each exhibition of
it his glories are retold. Hence,
it stimulates the school, it pleases
the children, it interests the
parent, and it causes the teacher
to be appreciated.
«Briefly, those are in \ reasons
lor giving prizes in school.
Teacher No. 2, win •!< \<m
omit the remark concerning
prizes, or why do you not grant
them? Is it because your salary
is so low you cannot afford it, or
is it because you arc too stingy to
secure proper prizes?
«Neither; if I could secure per-
fect deportment and model effort
on the pupil's part, well might
I pay half my salary for paltry
prizes, for one-half my work
j would be done, I say nothing
about it, because many patrons
and pupils think there is real vir-
tue in prize giving, and I do not
desire discussion on that point at
the opening of my school.
«1 do not give prizes because I
j think they utterly fail to secure
: their aim; they create discord in
school; 'tis apt to pay a premium
for rascality, and it is almost im-
possible to award them wisely
«l'nless the indi viduals of the
class are almost equal which is
rarely, if ever, the ease there
will be no emulation over the gain-
ing of the prize. Perhaps the
first month may determine who
can easilv arr\ <>lT the honors;
the residue will *.t\ : 'It is of no
r me to try; I can't get it
courage the less apt ones, making
them feel more acutely their own
lack of aptness.
«In u school where a single
pupil easily leads there is but lit-
tle chance for discord, except
where one fond parent measure
his child with the successful one
and finds him just as smart or a
little smarter. He may doubt
the teacher's judgment and
argue his cause before all the
district, save before the teacher
herself and the parents of the
successful one, making the teach-
er's way not altogether smooth;
but this case is rare. Far more
often we find two, three or four
contestants, each bending every
effort for the prize, avoiding
every requirement of his grade
save the one which leads toward
the prize. One-half or three-
fourths of their school work is
sacrificed upon the altar of prizes,
«If granted for «chola
how can you decide? Examina-
tions are very deceptive and
grading can very easily be mis-
taken. How do you know that
one knows 99 points out of 100
in his arithmetic, his grammar or
his history, while the other only
knows 98? Did you test them on
every point? Examination may
be the best means yet known,
but many an injustice is done
through it. Clcss records may
be just as defective, and how are
you to grade the relative impor-
tance of the verbal and logical
mind? And will not the award-
ing of prizes cause some impor-
tant subject to be gained at the
expense of others equally impor-
tant? I reiterate, it is almost im-
possible to awnrd them impar
tially and justly. Let the prizes
of proper development of mental,
moral and physical powers be
all \ Way.' i 1 < Hi
may continue t
while rill the
two or three
*>ntrst for it.
the elans will
fall into a lethargic state; that
is ,<)! tlie i." '1 .i prize will do,
and what is true of a class is true
of a prize as awarded to the whole
s> ho .
«It mer. cuar) methods are
to br used, should they not be for
the stimulation of dull pupils in-
stf'jd of the bright? I think so;
and further, I think that the giv-
ing ot pri/^s rather tends to dis-
and as each looks around and be-' held before the school, and urge
holds his classmate neck to neck j each to gain them. The ability
with him, it is a temptation few to master their text books is of
pupils can resist to drop a stum- ■ infinitely more value than a 50
bling block in his rival's track: j cent chromo or a cheap copy of
hide his book; employ others to Burns.
, interrupt him while he is stri<-- I believe the above is a fair
! ing to master a lesson; lay aw ake! class of reasoning on each side
at night to devise means to fraud- of the question. There may be
ulently obtain credits or deceive a «golden mean between them,
teacher or examining ommittee. which the tactful teacher can dis-
<)h. 1 haw given priAs, but I'cover and secure the happy re-
. never .hail again. ¡ suits without its blight. But be
world who think that because •
newspaper is quite often making
suggestions and pushing some
enterprise it is attending to some
other man's business. Of course,
such a man does not think that a
newspaper man studies the inter-
ests of his constituents and en-
deavors to reflect the sentiment
of tbe whole people. Verilyt old
Chrysippus knew what he wan
saying when he said, «For if I
counsel honorably, I shall offend
the citizens. We say, some citi-
«Grant that prize- are a good
tiling, how can they > awarded
i<tlv*.' If for punctual attend-
ance, five have not missed a day
or been tardy, but .mother was
violently ill one morning, causing
her t-> be tardy 15 inmutes; she
couldn't help it. wli \ should she
not have a prize, Another
was sick ¡til d;iv; vhy should
she not have a prize.' Measles
break out sjio- ;, fifteen each
, lose a week on t. .t account;
win should t!11 y n t receive a
prize; IV , r. n't elp it.
Eureka Horneas Oil la tbe i>ext
preservative of now leather
(wild the liecit renovator •>) old
le 'her. It oils, Kofton*, black-
en# ami protect*. L'so
on yo.:v t**t humees, your old har-
m's . Ami your earring)' lop. and tln-y
«ill not only look lietter but w«*r
lniwr. soiil everywhere In i-ari all
n Iron) half plntn (o IIv•• uiillurm.
Uwltb; STtMUKII OIL « O.
a sure, cune row CROur.
Twenty-five Years of Constant Um
Without ■ failure.
Hoarseness is the first indication of
croup, and in a child subject to that
disease it may be taken a a sure sign
of the approach of an attack. Follow-
ing this hoarseness is a peculiar rough
cough. If Chamberlain * Cough Rem-
edy is given as soon as the child be-
comes hoarse, or even after the croupy
cough appears, it will prevent the at-
tack. It is used in many thousands of
homes in this broad land and never
disappoints the anxious mothers. We
have yet to learu of a single instance
in which it has not proved effectual.
No other preparation can show such a
record twenty-five years of constant
use without a failure. For sale by
Stone & Hithcock, Caldwell; Dunn Á
Strawberry Plants for Sale.
I have 50,000 fine strong Michel and
Nootian strawberry plants for sale, at
51.50 per looo, f. o. b. here: 25 cts. per
loo when order is less than 500. Send
canh with order.
A. I). Ri sr. SH.,
Hock Island. Toy i.
' I make the treatment cancer a
specialty. I jfuarautee over ninety per
cent of'cures ot' all external cancera
treated prior to last stage. Three per
cent of cures is all that a surgeon can
guarantee by usei>t the knife. I don't
use the knife. My remedy has lonjf
been in use and is as near an infalli-
ble cure for cancer ¡is it is possible for
the science of medicine to be infallible
for any disease. I have my first fail-
ure to record. 1 have had Is years'
experience in the general practice of
medicine. References on application.
Addres : S. M. Hviiiiakd,
.íO-.iS San Gabriel. Texas.
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GRAND BARGAIN DflYS,
^ Commcnoinji Monday, Doecmbrr II until Christinas, consisting of
I 300 Pairs Laldies' Misses' Gbildren's and Men's Shoes.
These shoes were in a railroad wreck, but were only slightly soiled and we
offer them at the following prices:
MISSES' and BOYS' SHOES, sí/es 7 to 12 and 13 to 2, for 55f.
LADIES' SHOES, sizes 3 to 7, from 50^ to $1.00.
HEN'S SHOES, sizes 6 to 11, from 75^ to $1.65.
LADIES' SLIPPERS, sizes 3 to 7, from 50^ to 90^.
Also, 73 SUITS, sizes 34 to 37, from $2.50 to $8.00 per suit.
83 CAPES and JACKETS from 50^ to $3.45.
This is 'JO per cent less than w holesale cost at the factory.
Lar^e assortment of WOOL HOODS, CAPS and Fascinators, from 25 to 90^.
I'loase call around and be conv inced <>f our rare bargains. We w ill alw ays
bo pleased to show you our goods whether \ou buy or not.
HERBST & WINDHAUSEN,
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German, S. Houston. The Caldwell News-Chronicle (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 30, Ed. 1 Friday, December 15, 1899, newspaper, December 15, 1899; Caldwell, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169267/m1/3/: accessed December 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library.