El Paso International Daily Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 253, Ed. 1 Tuesday, November 7, 1893 Page: 3 of 8
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El Paso Daily Timer, Tuesday, November 7,1898
IT HAS BEEN A STEPPING STONE FOR
SOME EMINENT PERSONS.
Donrlir C'oekruu One#* \\ 1 #*I• I«•«I (lit* Krrulr.
Other Cong r«*»*tiien \\ ho Hrrf IV(ln-
g;o|fii«*rt Wlirn Young - ( liii u Itm (on m(
IforUruLon ir—Ait I nrnly Pupil Subdued.
HEN. lit tlio age
of 11, IJourku
of New York’w
repreBcntat i v »i
in congreBH and
faint'd as an ora- j
tor from uceim to !
_ _ ocean, came to
?' AineriAi and cast I
\ about for some
'C V‘. meaiiKof earning
*'•/?' ‘ 11 living, Iii"
I / ji choice fell upon
' the teaching of a
private school. Later he took charge of
a public school in Westchester county.
N. Y., and it wastho money that he re-
ceived as a pedagogue's wages that en-
abled bin to lie idle a few years later
and study law.
It is highly probable that lie received
aomothing else while a schoolteacher
that was far more valuable, though not
so immediately, than dollars, and that
wm training. To the lawyer and the
legialator there is nothing more precious
than the possession of the art of think-
ing while standing and the giving of in-
stant verbal form tothe thought thus en-
gendered. This acquirement is one that,
must, be gained in some degree at least
by every schoolteacher, and it is accom-
panied by another of scurcelv less value
—simple and direct expression. There
is little doubt that the necessity of using
short words and clear phrases in school
has had much to do with the subsequent
auccess of many a schoolteacher whs
was destined to be a legal or a legislative
. Bonrke Cockran is but one of many
tow In congress why in early life re-
ceived the training that comes only to
•choolteachers. Judge Holman of Indi-
ana, Wilson of Weet Virginia, clmirumu
‘of the ways und means committee, now
struggling with the tariff problem; Reed
of Maine, whose first physical contest
with an unruly pupil was only decided iu
the teacher’s favor because he was the
heavier of the two—these are a few of
the more prominent ex-jiedagogues now
in congress, and if one were to ask them
about it, it's safe to lay long odds that
each would say that he received quite as
much training as lie gave when teaching
Not all the ex-schoolteachers now per-
sons of eminence are in congress. They
are to be found everywhere—on the
bench, at the head of financial enter-
prises, in the editorial rooms—and as in
the case of the congressmen mentioned,
it would be found if they could be ques-
tioned that most of them attribute much
of their success to the training they re
ceived while training others. Among
the pedagogues who have achieved lit-
erary success is Edward Eggleston,
whose first novel, “The Hoosier School-
master,” is now almost a classic, and
who, as must be evident to its most
casual reader, learned quite as many les-
sons while a teacher ns did any of his
Clara Barton, the wonderful woman
who is at the head of the Hied Cross so-
ciety in America, now engaged in re-
lieving the sea island suflferers from the
August cyclone, was a schoolteacher at
Bordentown, X. .T., just before llie war
—in fact; the excel hart- system of free
schools there was practically created by
her energies and ha# remained essential-
ly as she left it. Miss Barton's execu-
tive ability is so gi*#at that when she was
doing her work oyptlie battlefield of the
civil war the officers speedily forgot her
eex—the highest Compliment that could
have been paid her efficiency. Miss Bar-
ton first began to realize her powers of
concentration and accomplishment when
she was a teacher, and her achievements
at Bordentoim must have helped to
bring about .pat perfect and well justi-
fied self reliance that, has always been
her mainstay on fields of blood or dis-
The use t»f schoolteaching as a step-
ping stoncj by aspiring young men is
soniewhatjbn the decline now. especially
in the ea» but it will never entirely stop
so long ilp poor young men continue to
work t.lnifr way through college. It may
be true, as lias often been claimed, that
the country schools suffer from the fact
Piat teaching school oilers a conveniens
method of bridging over vacation time
and that critical period thatcomea in the
life of almost ever)’ i>oor youngster strug-
gling for place just after he has finished
his own education und before he has
found a jiermanent foothold from which
to make his fight for success.
Such an increase in wages as would
make it worth while for bright young
men to remain country schoolteachers
woahl tend to work improvement in this
direction, but this is not to be looked for
as in any sense a probability. In the
past 20 yours there lias been practically
no improvement in the wages paid to
district schoolteachers, the range in the
winter time b"ing fi'iin m to s l j, with
an average of about ip a week. Teach-
ers receiving the large-t sum named are
almost as scarce among pedagogues as
white blackbirds among the feathered
tribes, ami so far as 1 have ever known
this high wage has never been paid for
excellence n< a teacher, but always lie-
cause of sup rior muscular development
that would enable its lucky possessor to
keep mini I > “big boys” and young men
ill check. I
1 am now speaking of district schools
pro|>cr, not village, union or graded
schools, which are conducted more after
the model of the city schools, and where
Is'tter pay and lietter teaching prevail.
In the summer time district schools are
most always taught by young women,
who sometimes get no more than $2 or
$:( a week and rarely above $o or $<!. As
teachers they are quite as efficient as the
young men who preside over the schools
in the winter time, if not more so, and
it is my opinion that if there is to beany
marked improvement in the grade of
the district, schools it will come through
the young women teachers. They are
certainly better fitted by nature to in-
struct young children, and they are apt
to be more conscientious in their work
than are young men who are teaching
merely to get a few dollars together for
the purjMise of doing something else. I
make no doubt that if the schoolma'ams
of the country had the necessary brawn
they would quickly drive the men al-
most entirely out of the district schools.
But there's the rub; muscle is undoubt-
edly often of greater value to the teacher
of a winter school than brains or learn-
ing. A friend of mine told me a story
the other day of the maimer in which a
teacher once gained supremacy.
“Every winter for some years,” said
he, “the big boys of District No. 15 bad
thrown from one to three teachers bodily
out of the fcchoolhonse. Most everybody
who has lived in the country knows just
what sort of a mob the teacher who
tackled the job of running‘No. 15’in
the winter time had to manage. Well,
the trustees got a man of the name of
Ski-els to try it one winter. He wasn't i
big man by any means, and there was no
swagger to bis walk. His eye was mild,
and bis voice was low, and there was no
hair oil bis face. The only thing about
him that gave Hade Joyce, the bully of
the district, any uneasiness was the fact
that the skin of his lips and jaws was of
that livid tint peculiar to the close shav-
ing of a very heavy beard. Hade was 2(1
TBS WOMAN WHO WORKS,
and U tired, will And a
nieelal help in Doctor
Pierce’s Favorite Pre-
harmless in any condi-
tion of the female sys-
tem. It promotesall the
natural functions, and
builds up, strengthens,
regulates, anil cures.
For women approach-
ing confinement, nurs-
ing mothers, anil every
weak, run-down, deli-
cate woman, it is an in-
tonic that’s peculiarly adapted to their
But it’s more than that, too. Its the only
guurantrrd remedy for all the functional
disturbances, painful disorders, und chronic
weakness** of womanhood. In “female
complaints ” of every kind, periodical pains,
bearing-down sensations, internal inflamma-
tion, anil kindred ailments, if it ever fails
to benefit or cure, you huve your money
Something else that jmys the dealer U tter,
may be offered as “just as good.” i’erhajis
it is, for him, but it can’t be, for you.
struggled to ms leet, out iieiore lie was
fairly erect the teacher’s list came iu con-
tact with Hade’s neck just below the ear.
Again and again llade measured 2 yards
and 2 inches oil the floor. When he got
up this time bis face wow* an expression
of abject terror, and then Skeels smiled
and sjsike to the big bully. When Hade
sat down on one of the class benches, and
Skeels sat down by him, we took no fur-
ther interest ill the scene anil left them
talking together. There was no more
trouble in 'No. 15' that season. Hade
Joyce turned over a new leaf, and al-
though Skeels kept the best order that
had ever ls*en heard of in that district he
didn’t use a whip or a ferule all winter.”
“1 suppose Joyce got to lie a rich man
afterward lieciuise of the habits of ap-
plication lie acquired that winter?" I re-
marked interrogatively, when my friend
had finished his story.
"Well, he didn't," was the reply. “The
last I heard of him, he was driving a
hosecar in Buffalo, and if they’ve put the
trolley on the line he worked on he's
out of a job sure, for he's too stupid to
run a motor. Skeels? Oh, he never
amounted to anything. He's running a
little b by 10 grocery store, just across
the road from the schoolhouse, in 'No.
15.’” 1. D. Maksiuxa.
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Ketelsen Sc Degctau
El Paso, Oludad Juarez, Chihuahua, Cuslhulriaohlo.
Wholesale Dealers lu
Dry Goods, Hardware, Groceries, Agricultural Impli-
mente, Mining Supplies, Etc.
Agents for—California Powder Company.
“ Peter Sohuttler Wagons,
“ New Home Hewing Machines.
Commission and Forwarding Merchants.
Agents for Banco Nacional de Mexico. Exchange of Money
and Drafta on aU Principal Cities of Mexico.
Axe Yon In Need 01
TWO YAlins AM) TWO INCIIKS ON THK
years old that winter, stood 0 feet 2 in
his boots, could ‘kick higher, jump fur-
der' and all the rest than any one else in
the neighborhood, and be had been in
the habit of conducting the affairs of
‘No. 15’ to suit liimself.
“Hade was very quiet the first day.
At night he told the rest, of us that he'd
be willing to gfvtt Skeels $5 to lift him
off bis feet. He further said that he
didn't propose to wait very long before
lie had s*.tne fun with Skeels.
! “ 'He can't run over me.’ said Hade,
j ‘if his face is blue as a whetstone where
j “The trouble came the next day. just
| before school was let out for night,
j Hade snapped a button across the room
in tin* direction of Sarah Smith’s seat
when he knew Skeels was looking.
•• ‘1 should like to have you remain
after school for a few moments, Joyce,’
said the teacher.
“ ‘Cert'nly,’ said Hade, his broad face
expanding with a grin.
*• ‘l want all the scholars but Joyce to
go home at once,’said Skeels when ho
dismissed us. but half a dozen of us ran
round the schoolliouse and took turns
peeping through the window. Hade was
standing carelessly by the teacher’s desk,
and Skeels was writing when I took my
turn. 1 tapped on the pane, and Hade
turned to look. At the same moment
Skeels’right arm shot out in the direc-
tion of Hade's head. The fist at the end
of the arm struck Hade just below the
ear. Hade lay down on the floor without
ceremony, and Skeels began writing
"After a little Hade, somewhat dazed,
Women and Aetor*.
Caponi, the French tenor, was the »c-
cipient of volumes of letters irom lady
admirers both here and in Paris. On the
English stage, besides Mr. Irving, Mr.
Alexander, Mr. Hare and Mr. Bancroft
have been overwhelmed with a goodly
number. But I am told by one who
knows that no actor living ever received
snob a number of admiring epistles from
the fairer sex as the late John Clayton.
Among actresses Mrs. Bancroft has
perhaps been treated to the kindliest at-
tentions. Mrs. John Wood, too, on the
first or last night of her play had always
her dressing room converted into a per-
fect bower of flowers, and little gifts of
jewelry literally poured in upon her.
There was ene bangle with the inscrip-
tion “Bless your art.” Whether it was
Mrs. Woods’heart or art that was blessed
remains a riddle to this day.—London
Tlie Mexican llounilarj I.lue.
The international boundary line be-
tween the United States and the repub-
lic of Mexico is marked by pyramids of
stones placed at irregular distances along
the line all the way from the Rio Grande
to the Pacific ocean. Wherever it was
found practicable to do so these pyra-
mids were built on prominent peaks at
road crossings, fords, etc. llie line was
not surveyed, as is the usual custom, the
location of the monuments being based
on astronomical calculations and obser-
vations.—St. Louis Republic.
A Farsighted Man.
Fogg—Muimiworth was always a far-
sighted man. and bis ventures were
almost invariably successful.
Figg—But what good is he to society?
He will give money for the heathen,
thousands of miles away, but he never
can see the suffering right at home.
Fogg—I said he was a farsighted man.
All Is Grist to tlic Grimier.
Flossie (little daughter of a newspaper
woman)—Oh, mamma, Mabel and 1 have
a lovely secret about our dolls. I'd like
to tell you, only——
Her Mother—Only what, Flossie?
Flossie—Only I'm afraid you'd write
it up.—New York Times.
Iron visiting cards are among the lat-
est novelties in Germany. Forty placed
one on the other are said to be only one-
tenth of an inch in thickness. The cards
or plates are black, and the names, being
printed on them iu silver, show np very
An authority on weather declares ilmt
tornadoes are most frequent between
noon and tt o'clock, and that the rainiest
hour of the day is 4 o'clock iu the after-
noon. This is the report of a meteor-
ological expert, not a weather prophet.
The Eskimo Bulletin is the only jour-
nal published within the arctic circle. It
is printed at Cape Prince of Wales, Alas-
ka, and is issued only once a year.
Huoin For it Few More Settlers.
It is said there is room behind the
Olympic range in western Washington
for 8,000 homesteaders, in addition to
the 4,000 or 5.000 already settled there.
As yet the country is cut off from the
outside world, is sparsely settled and is
as much a wilderness as Kentucky was
in the days of panic] Boone^
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