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Knowersville enterprise. (Knowersville, N.Y.) 1884-1888, August 30, 1884, Image 2

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K.\ i < V.j.La! iL> 1'j^litUiHE, Uje iustruc ion of all the people in tt>a ! ' •• whichis necessary to esiablr I), it. CROWE, EBITOR. on' doll'tr per year iii advuri.cc. notices of uneu huts $2,50 • . Marriage aud doatii nonces iree. Obituary noticss 5 c»u;s per lino. L i us notices 10 cems lino £>• fi stinser- tion; 5 cents. i;>r each t-abscqaciit iuser- imu. All transient inivrrtisementiS ba paid for in advar.ce. THE ENTERPRISE. Our Enterprise has juv bagun To 3'iow its feeble light, And plaoo itself upon a ba:-e Of honor, i'akh and light. We have no Shakespear poofs true, Or prosemau old aod dear; H !•• if vsa da the bcs* wo oau,; Thore'a lioiiung for to fear, Our sheet we known it is not \arge Its time has not bseu long ;1 But victories are not altvajs won, By thosa Uiau'a old aud Strong.* To hopo and faith we dedicate, Our enterprising sheet; A:id in ali Christian homes |vi-e hope, Wiih kindness it will meet. Aud if by chance to ere, my frieads, DJ not to angry be; Help place us on tho track once more, So we can plainer seo. So hoip us ihen with words and acts, And we will try and wiu; Pur Gud will prosper any cause That bss itd faith in him..3 V.'e ib 1 urn our sincere thank3 to oui fi tends for she in.terst they are takins in i\ s'l n& •!!•;! cucul-iliou oil the En- ifip:i=f, :tt:d \v« liDj-e 10 Uieiit then continued app: u'.uuwn. KNOWLEDGE AND IGNOKANC.E. We cotne to tins conclusion,that It is the.l&w of man's nature tbat bis physi- cal,moral and intellectual facultiesmusl be unfolded by education; lhat man •without education is a savage, but !it- 11s elevated above- tbe biu'es tbat per ish, while by -means of education he may be exaulted to a rank but little lower than Hie angels. By proper treatment the body maj fee trained to grace, activity and en- durance; by instruction th_e mind maj be enriched -with exliauatless stores of knowledge and wisdom: by education the evil passions may laid to habitual re- pose, while the nobler and more gener- ous qualities may be developed and brought into such prompt and habitual action, as to pr-evade tlis v.'hole char- acter. Education then, may be the instru- ment 'of rendering tns highest and most exaulted portions of our nature triumphant over the grosser aiributes of flash and blood. It is therefore, the lever, and the only lever that can lift mankind from the native mire of ignorance. That lever is put in our hands, and how shall we use it ? We live in a civilized com- munity. Every individual among us can understand tie value of that cul- ture which raiseth a man from the sav- nge to the civilized state- Is it not the dmy of every person to use his utmost efforts fo carry the ben- efits of this culture to each member of , socieu? Is thers a member of society who can look upon the rising genera tion and say that he has no interest in this matter? If so, then he is self- exiled from his race, cut off from all sympathy with his kindred and his Jsind. The man who 13 thus cold and in- different must be wrapped in the gloom of miserable ignorance,or incased in the triple mail of selfishness, liky ice in a refrigerator, surrounded by a non-con- ductor of charcoal, to shut out the chance of being influenced by the bre.xth of summer, he is bound in the chill j security of tbat philosophy which lays down its code of life in a single dogma. \-Take care of No. 1!\ There let him lest. Then we should read the future by a ptr&ual of the past. And whether we look to the present or coming gener- ation, i3 not education one of those great interests which wi3dom calls up on us to cherish? Is it not the grand Instrument bj which the human race mnst be exaulted? Is it not the power indicated by the plain teachings of nature; by which man is to be redeemed from ignorance? If our views of this subject are right, if education is the law of man's nature as instinct is the law of animrls; ii snan is marked as the subject of a peculiar design, a design which places Mm in contrast to every other living thing, and if this design is that his faculties are to be developed, his char- acter formed and the end o£ his being secured\ only through education, how plain is out duty. If we seek to cultivate a plant with success, we proceed according to the design of its maker. We learn its na- ture aud follow it as the only sure guide. V>'uat'Li-?: i J ?!> \\'> \J '• '«-rs. n\ tho*-.- W\ • M''t •••-.- i \ . - . . . .;, S'-.-ie v:-•-• \>l •-•;.. .'! 'i.i V :.\.lv'\ j<<H'' • }''. '.'.!': • '!' ' •>• M, r '' O'I !V :','/i:' ;.•.»•• liul'i \ ' _ •' '.J. . .'.!• ».'.••>: * • . , \7. t'uem to form just opinions upon ali the great questions of 1 f ? Iu the choice of Wi^li/ors, com- missioners, trustees and teachers.ought we not carefully to select oi:!y thosi who euterlain ju3t views on this sub- ject? We are afraid there are great errors made or at least daugei mis indifference, even among enlightened men as to this matter. - It appears that in all ages and in every clioie,iguorance i> identified with slavery and knowledge with freedom The cause of education th«i, is the cause of liberty. Nature and Provi- dence point it 0 .t as the great iustru ment of human improvement. Let its promotiou, therefore, evei mark the policy of our free American Stares. Let it ever be maiutaned in our leg- islative lia.113, and by ad that are in- sU ucted with the care of children,thai the instruction of youth is a subject oi paramount interest. Lei. it be understood ihat the people are not coutetit to Jest wheie they aie but are locking to a constantly advan- cing state of society, to a higher ana still h:gher standard of moral and in- tellectual culture. Let each individual usehis influence to elevate puilx Scutinieut on this sub- ject. Let us all endeavor to inspire inti the teacher a more generous ambitious and stimu'ate his exertions by giving him a still noble estimate of his hi^h vocation. Let us attemp to move every indi vidual in the community to a better sence of his obligmions to and iu tht eanse of public instruction. EDU.'ATIONAL. j'he hour of success wi 1 hare, arii-e j jnd passed without the uouct oi his pu ! Tbe piecpi di:!ir articles under tbi.s lead hvw ic--i<*=iiEi d what qu*li(icatk>ES .-•liquid be p-'ss- s--fd by those who an- iuvi-srrd w:ih rkeaiiiho iiy vibicii ci- 'ru!« to a great «ste.«t the educu.iouai interests oi ihe schools, and wbo assume the responsibilities to perform iatelii- gently the duties presented in th schoo3 law. It' the commiKsionar has performed hij duty, two important points will have beeL assured, v : z- : tbe applicant will havi bean found to pos.-e?s ihe requisitekuuwl- ed.Ji\ and to have an established ttieory. Kuoslidge is that wbicti is known. Theory is the sjstiimctic arrangement of principles. When with his applica!ioa,the applicant presents his certificate, not (slifBcate), lie tiustee understands him to be pro- ounced by the Ci.-njiaissiOueis as having a ihorougb knowledge of tb.« subjects to to be taught, a'cd to be able to preteut •bem ic a syutametic manner and in theii For thp pnrpeses of this article fli-w differently ibe iu;ji!s of a «ehoo tiu^bt L>j S'ich a rt-acn'er will go forth to ha p'ay ^louud Not »s titr.id slave* •ulid by a t-yrabica! ignoramus, n>>! a? •iumb iu^cl im s running ia a lutwbicli has been worn deeper and deeper by out f re( j and another until its power to dull tbe iu- to diMjoiirage observation, ''o si inquiry and prevent investigation it iindispitted, buj. aS;, beJngB having a sslf- kiiowiedge of benSff worthy rf the atten- i«n,*i'espf*ci aud sove bf ore, for whom hey ahe dy h:s.va a\d«-tp regard, which lias bten itSpktoted never to be pennant'}' iis'tirbsd. After the opening remarks and pre- liminary exercises, the register vrilj cla ; m the attention of both teachei and pupils, aud here I the teacher will tiave an excellent opportunity to give a Isfson which wiil give to the p'npi's an idea of doing whatever is given them to do in the best possible manned. After slip3 of clean white paper have teen passed to all the pupils, the teach AWAKE TO TOUR INTERESTS. Let ns be^wuke fo our interests. Onr back grounds of grami rn 'imiaiii scc-ner .viih rich, bt-auiiful plateau stretcLiag fa. eastward, our good- water, natural and miners'; our pure, bracing air, ourloveij L-.kes near by, our near and easy access to the city with eight daily trains each ivsy, cur morning aud evening mail, our beautiful building sites, both on tho iii)] and on the plateau; our exael'etii union school gives us advantages possessed by uo other on our railroad. Let as understand our interests. Givt a cordial welcome to those who wish to settle among us. Let real estate owners sell lots at reasonable figures, and not drive investors to oilier places. Every builaing erected increases tbe value ot real estate. Le» us organize 0 village Improvement Society, and set out shade trees, and secure good evenly giad- ed walk.? along all of our streets. Messrs. Eetchun* and \Waatbervvax have given 113 a good model iu the nice stone walks recently laid. And last though not least,, let us do our utmost to sustain oar local paper. Nothing so helps to build up a village as lively newspaper. It is our telephone co communicate with the public. Sub- scribe for it. Som-3 of us ought to take balf a d< zsn copies. Send them to your friends abroad, and >efc ths world Know cbat Ccowersville is a live a.nd growing village. Each one thus di.iag his best, we shall see the eastern s'oap of the Helderburgh dotted all over nith beautiful villas, osvued aad occupied by residents from the city. And our vill.ige will become one of which we all may be proud. l>. THE PRINTER'S PROTEST. Oh, \thy don't peepleforrn their a's, And finish off tbeir J's ?^- Wby do they make such crooked c's And such coufonnded d's ? Why dt they form such sbocking e's And f's with ague—fits? Their g's aud 7t's are too much. For any printer's wits ! What a human eye is without sight Is an i without a dot; J'a are such curious, ciooked things TTe recognizs them not. K ought to stand for kussedness But comes in well for kick, Z's and m's are mischievous While n's jast raise O.d Enick. O's are rarely closed at all, And j)'s are shaggy things ; Q'er might as well be spider legs Aud r's mosquito wings ! Some people make a passing s, Who never cross a t, Ochers use the self-same strokes To form a it or v. Ws get strangely mixed, X's seem on a spree, T\is a skeleton on wires— Zjunds, how we swear at Z. & yet, just think, what typ03 get From dj-ivers of the quill— Tbey call us such a careless set And scribble on at will! Well, they will scribble, and wemustswear Aud va.inly try to please, Till they go back to school and learn To make their a, b, c's ! TYPO. Kino d'.>lJa;s worth .-:..! i = j.i'.l iii-1884 .•(.v.--m County, 1M- zwr.yx ?/;;-- t.;ra;d -.hall suppose tbe arrangements all coir- fluted, and tbe youu^ teacher on his way ',0 tlae. suhool roum. You will notice we use the masculine uis, instead of the feminine her. There ire two reasons lor it, the number of men «Uo lail to btcome successful teachers •s far greater than tbat of the other sex, .uid we would ratker talk or write to oui mil stx. Tbi-s is bis first teirn and the first daj of ths term. Upon its results depends liis succ( ss in that scht.ol, if they do not decde for all lima whether or not he is to je a successful teacher. He is to meet forty pairs of eyes, the owners of vibich euuld teach him manj useful leFSGiis iu tbe art of observing o'.ose'y, aiifl tfcose eyes r,iil all be turned upon him like so masiy microgcopSB. His acts and words wiil be weighed in balances iar more sensitive than those used by aduhs, and favorable or noc-fa- vorabia couclusious jenehed just as rap- idly »s tbe sceues cbange ai,d Dearly as (.•fi-fectly as if photogrtiphed. We are so apt to ui de estimate thf children while cver-csciniatitig ourselves If as he approaches the school grounds, de should have an at'.sck of ''pride 01 ignorance,\ Which tbe natural ou - growth of a swollen seif-cocceit, aijd tLe twit sister of incompetency, then we predict lhat although he may not kuow it at ths- time, l.is pupils will, and in the future ht too, will real zethe fact that his term ol service there was worse than a blank. Where order and correct pr< cticr.s do oot preva ; l their opposites do, and tbeir fcffects aie too plainly seen in m.tuj, schools to reed auy descriptich her*. Thousands oi tuen and women uov> struggling with the stein realities o' life, coiild they but give language to the; thoughts would give such history of : school days as would cause many have instructed them to wish their appeared only in their epitaphs. If the teacher has attained areasrca'il thorough preperation, he will be able t meet his pupils in Eucha manner as at ocee convince them that euch preper ation has been made, and they will dis cover and recognizs a certain which will ci!min;>Ed respect, inake th teacher master of the situation; and giv to the papils an esalted idea of school. To do less than this is to lay the foun dation for a complete failure at that fir? meeting. If the teacher will sit for few moments after he has met his pupils he may reacSily read their estimate of hin in their faces and actions. If they naave about quietly and give him kind and r-iipeciful glances, he may con elude tbat the chances are in his favor bj a large majoiity. If- they turn their backs upon him. con verse in a loud tone of voice, and after a few moments scamper out of doors boot ing and yelling like young Indians, lie ha.- 1 been waiglied and found wanting, even i his avoirdupois should register two hue died or more. The bell has been sounded and the pu pils will give him farther information a; to the first impressions made, by thei manner in coming into the room, anc! even ia the way in which they take thei seats. If the school is not called together b- fore nine o'clock, according to a deeisioi of the Supe: intendent of Public Iostruc tion, religious exercises must be omitted aud the business of tbe day commenced Different instructors have difiereir methods which they pursue. Some hav- ing drawn upon that of which they are well aware they have the best stock,phys- ical powers, or as some express it muscle, put forth a lengthy set of rules, so long that when the twenty-first is reached, al the rest are forgotten, and it is well they are, for nine out of every ten sugges some new inoiscretions, if they do no iead the pupil to open violations of his school conscience* Oi-hers inquire how the other teacher did, and what recitation he listened to first. Ths class is called, and he proceeds to show tbe pupils how much he knows and bow little they know. The leMdn is assigned, no preparatory instructions given so that it may be studied int«Higeutly,a-.id the next is called. The teacher is at sea and so are the pu- pils of class No. 1. When the hour of recess arrives, both of the above described classes of teach ers begin to feel the burden of their in- cotnpetency, and conscience reproves them loudly for contracting to perform services for which they know themselves to be totally unfitted. .ttiier clas> have a few pleasant WI-.-.1- to s*y which are calculated to re- er may step to the board and- write such instructions as shall meet the re- quirements of'the register. 1st, name; M, agp; 3d, name of- the town iii which the pupil resides; 4th, date of en- trance. : Here ask 5 'how inany ; pr«sent can tell how to write and punctuate correctly, j that which shall fulfill the instructions Allow some pupil to go to the board and produce a model and then allow the school to pass opinions as to its cor- rectness. . After a correct model ha3 been placed upon the board let all copy it, making such changes as will be necessary to enable the teacher to obtain a correct registry from the slips. This will appear to some as an un- uecessary exercise, and one which would occupy too much time. It will not consume as much time as to call each pupil to the teacher's desk* and it. will test their orthography, penman- ship, ideas of punctuation, and if quietly and skillfully conducted, will demonstrate the teacher's ability to discipline. __ _ .- This course applies to intermediatf and higher grades. Try it and see hov. tn-'-ny pupils will be found conrpetent. S. 3 JB 1 • sooe g».' iil ussiet ad £.Ba ospr-OT5 v?V.;ch if be er-i yzzz Slid ia :£cl **«id '»i? taaj In- graatly in KKOX. ^Messrs. John.C. Sanford of Gohoes. and John t\. Lansing of West Troy, were here oh Wednesday in the interest ff the Prohibi ion candidate for Presi- dent. Sir. Sanford is very erdhusiastic in this matter, and be looks forward also, with much interest toiheconveii •:ion and mass meeeiir.g to be held at Voofheesvile Sept. 11. in the interest I of Prohibition. While, sojourning here for the sum your correspondent in noticing- : he facilities for farming 'successfully, washed to reflect upon the great con- trast in carryitig on thafc important in- dustry with the same 3D years ago. Willie the population of tliis town has steadily decreased frt in 2262 inI885 to 18S0. probably hot m:>re ihan 1550 now, yet it is evident that the Value of market farm products has greatly increased. This is without doubt owing to at least three causes: first, the introduc tion of machinery in place of hand la- bor; second, the increased demand for agricultural products in oar rapidly growing ci.ies and other manufactur- ing plases. . For proof of the first, we have only to compare the present improved mow» ing machine and reapers with the grass sytbes and grain cradles yet in use to a limited extent* In regard to the \seeorid we have mly to look back to aiite-plankroad and railroad limes,W-hen farmers here were oblged to carry in lumber wagon s all their marketable produce to Albany about half way-thfougll deep sand. Previous to the Building of the.- platk- road about 1850, the writer of this arti- cle -witnessed long processions of wagons passing along the \Old Schoharie Road,\ many times not returning until two days afterwards, besides the time previously consumed and yet to be con- sumed, in completing the journey to Schoharie and other counties. There was a line of stages from Albany to Binghamton, which usually took about two days, witb.. nearly or quite the whole of the intervening nighc. In regard to the third, a glance at the census tables will give us a ready answer. In 1835 the population of Albany City was about 2^000, and that of the County about 60,00'6* In 1880, the population of Albany .City was about 90,000 (now over 100,000), while that of the whole county was about 155,000. This shows the remarkable increase in the population in tbe city of about 320 per cent in forty-five years, while the growth during the! early part of the cen- tury was equally remarkable. The increase in Albany County during be game time was about, 258 per cent,that >'% New York State about the same, while -Sat of the United States was about |400 per cent. Truly this is a great country* G. DBMORKST'S ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE for September is an extremely isefull and entertaining nutnber. The ales and poems are excellent; and \ The English Cathedrals,\ \The Romanee of he centuary,\ and\Seeing New York,', ,y Jenny June, are articles of unugal in- •icsr. Tht r » is lunch that •will prove fry usc'-.u 12 tlw household, la ths way a, and rise iiias- BEOWFS Twin Spring Bed. Manufactured and sold by H. Salisbury\ (rail- Uailaad (Jeutur, N Y. This Spring is «i houi doubt ths cheapest, best and most durable Spring ever otJerea 10 i.ue public. Is is clean, noiseless and strong. Eioh spiinjf is made from tlie best STEEL And has ais iudivida-il strength of 00 j-riee is within the reach of it aad jouwill bo satitfied NOW IS OUR MOTTO IS THAT A QUICK SIXPENCE IS BETTiR THAN A SLOW SHILLING. Thanking the Public for the liberal patronage confered in the past, I will state tbat in the future I will strive with greator eff jrt than ever before to maintain my reputation as the poor man's friend, and will sell Pry Goods, Groceries i • ware, Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oiis Dye-Stuffs, Clothing, Rubbers, HATS & CAPS, BOOTS & SHOES, Farming Implements, TEAS, COFFEES, SPI08, GRAIN, FLOTJB, F-EtB, CBOCKERT, EARTH- ENWABE; 6LA8WARB, SEEDS, ' TCVBT^OOO^ Ac OK3--AJRS • Oil, Lamps, Chimneys, Notions. Etc., Etc., AT HARD PAN PRICES. The highest Market Price paid for Butter, & Eggs, in exchange for Goods. \SUGARS RETAILED AT REFINER'S PRICES. A. A- TYG2 Knowersville \House. A. WETHERWAX FROTH. This Hotel is located near- the Depot The largest aud most convenient hotel ia the village. Terms reasonable. Special in- ducements to summer boarders ; and Ccoi- mei cial E. BECKER-.- MEAT MARKET. Dealer in all kiads of MEATS and VEGETABLES. LU, N. Y. JESSE CrcOHNSE, 3f. D. Physician & Surgeon. Office and residence on Church St. Offioe hours 7'o9i.a, 12 >L, & 6 to 9 K M. S3^ C58T Only Reliable Ztemeds- for GH90P SS.-&S5 THROAT Used by thousands Itill KNO WERSTILLE. N. T. Tlic On GSffiS? GH90P SS.&S5 THROAT Tcdorsed by Phyaclacs. Used by thousands. It-will cure you. J**o opium in it. Mothers, rou can oon^uer thai t'n-adful fop. O'o«p. \with it. I£*Ta it on hnfc luJ ssve ihc chJM. SoM uv Draczists. Friday, and Sharp. t ra.no v--- i--it!o£i.5 add gseat'.y to the is capfblsr, '&•!' caaatuiae ibi,i j ^ m , iL . She orfg al 5T. Si No, S24. PEICE, $ 650. The WIiittBronze Monuments excel in beauty of design, perfection of execution, dnrw- bility of material and color, and economy in price. ffW '9 t- all l| of Job Printing al S^IOWERSVILLE, N, T. I :•-•-• '-:-

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