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HOW TO USE LIBRARY FOR BEST RESULTS
Paper Prepared and Read by Prof. C. E. McCanless, of Ramseur Graded
"A good book ia the precious life
blood of a master spirit." So spoke
Milton. Deep within the brain
cells; far deeper within and behind
that veil which hides the soul from
its kindred soul, and which identi
fies and eeparates one individual
mind from another is this life blood
made. Let ns search for the secret
of this mental alembic by which the
visible, the tangible, the earthly is
changed Into the etherial essence of
soul. How, indeed? and how are
wrought the various characters,
temperaments, and powers of this
life within? Is it not worthy of
careful investigation? For note
that product of mind, the philan
thropist; or that sunless cave plant,
the miser: that hot house soul that
points at blood; that sensitive flower
that a caress will set a trembling,
or a harsh word kill. What i re
duces the h.dhiduul Napoleon,
the drsmr of dreams, the
the scientist, the inventor, the au
thor, the murderer? The same ele
ments that feed the bee nourish the.
spider. That idea upon which
hangs the Golden JJule, supports
the anarchist, the murderer, for
they, too, by curious mental ussi in
itiation, would have yo'j do to them
as I hey do to you.
Yet, lei us t'roiti our table chooie
with care. As the bee, !iy feedina
tier pieman companions uponquei n s
diet, rears a new queen, let us rear
kings and iiit'tns of heart, mind,
character. Ami our diet is bjoks.
"Some are to In- tasted, others swal
lowed, and some few to lie chewed
and digested.'' Shall we be Spar
tan like, and partake of one only?
"Hew ai of the man of one book,''
says Thomas Aquinas, and we tire
prone" to agree with him. G muted,
then, a varied and plentif u' class of
books. Shall the student select his
diet, unadvised, from this richly
laden table of books? The voting
mind requites a purveyor of exper
ience to bring its diet. The teacher
should help the student choose his
books. But let the student haw
his appetite keenly whet. til liist
It would soon result in a c.tse of
mental dyspepsia when books of any
and all sorts are forced upon tli
young mind. Encourage the pupil
to want to know. Place before him
the benefits, the honors, the rewards
of deep, thorough knowledge. Tell
him of the world's Franklins, crav
ing knowledge under adverse cir
ciuiistanees, or of Lincoln working
hard for a coveted volume. Put in
to his hand Smitl e's Self Help. Let
Sir Isaac "ewton's patience cheek
his impatience; speak of Demos
thenes and his pebbles; yes, please
let him read ancient history, here
the story o; Athens or Sparta, there
the wonuerful picture of Nile civili
zation, or the vast powers or Ancient
Babylon as found in th.' cuneiform
pages of brick; oh, the glorv that
was Greece, the power, the splendor
that was Home, let him know, had
dawned ctntuiie i befoiv Christ and
his Kingdom of Peace. Quo Va.lis,
and !Beu Hur days and weeks of
interest may with these be spent,
awakening keen desire, hea'thy ap
petite, strong impulse far deepet
and more varied knowledge. What
think ye of the Egyptian Ariose
and his powers? What of Egyptian
civilization, of Latin culture as
gathered from Last Days of Pom
peii? Have not the heathen Romans,
the nation whose standard with its
eagle, taught us military tactics,
have they not given us Law? Again,
vary the repast. Let us with Jules
Verne travel beneath the ocean in his
Nautilus. Gaze out ns water tight
window; pass out into the deep
with air helmet and study ocean's
secret at first hand. When the
craving for truth is keen, science
has on her trJbk a sleuth hound of
inquiry. Now, show the mind the
first scraps left by nature in her se
cret laboratory and let us startle
herin the actof creation orproduetion
if we can. Subtle electricity, the
mysterious ether wave, the wonder
ful properties of Radium, awaken
the interest; for erery one hears
them spoken cf as aehievmenis far
beyond any knowledge of the past.
These observations made by the
teacher, in the fields of fact or fancy
will serve to awaken the pupil to
the world in books. He will find
there the her" struggling, the war
rior fighting, the explorer bra ing
the ttnknown. Will not the student
or the young reader's soul be re
eponsive? Experience t lis us this.
The boy that reads Dare Devil Dick,
or Old Sleuth's Ptoties of adventure
into low life, is urged to the wm
mission of crime of similar O' w-r.-kind
than the cheap story exploits.
Keep such away from the studeti'.
Direct him t wholesome Greek v
Roman Mythology, to stories ben rifg
on civilizatioi., to such books at
will increase his knowledge of tin
useful, the bewitiful, tha moral.
Orography may be made interesting
by judicious selection from books
of travel. Irving's Alhambro, As
toria, Crayon Papers, etc, Tavlor's
Views Afoot, books on foreign peo
pies, as Japan or China, of explora
tion in Africa or South America,
all will add zest to our geography
recitation, iou will find such will
impress the essential facts of pro
duction, habit9 of the people in so
cial life; or in government their
skill as law makers and their ability
to govern. Let the student read
largely of bound volumes of some
standard magazine if your library
is so fortunate as to have them.
For your history class select some
one of" historic prominence, asking
them to bring to class some incident
characteristic, gotten from the li
brary; or it may bethestoiy of some i
invention, say, offllowe aud the sew
ing machine, or Morse, Fulton,
Edison, Tesla, Hewitt, Pupin, etc,
with their inventions. Pride in
our country's great men will expand
iut" respect aud honor for our laws
and institutions. Civil government
will be viewed somewhat as the
product of the men whose lives we
studv iu history. Now, as to the
number of books to be read in a
period. I would urge careful read
ing of a few well selected books.
Craninung is the fashion, to enable
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their fat is laid up for
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glancing tnioiign it. He slum tne
man of one book because of distrust
of his liberality; we equally avoid
that one who can give a little mem
orized eulogy or criticism of many
authors. "Drink deep or drink hot
.it all'' from the stream of literature;
shallow draughts intoxicate the
brain, but deep drinks will sober us.
To drink deeply we should not hur
ry through a book. Especially true
is tins, when we use the library as a
source of woiks for parallel study.
Poems u.'e full of figure, imagery,
pen pictures. To the class in
Rhetoric you assign a book to be
chosen from the library, which will
fully illustrate figures. Have them I
also'write certain oeins in prose in .soul's essence, distilled through
brief outline. This will draw out ! books for the pupil. lie must re-
svnonvms. will awaken the imagi- spect them for what they teach.
nation", or aid in expression. i 1' his respect will produce soberness
The ! ook taken from the library i whila in theK pre ence, a desire to
should be returned within a certain commune with them will awake,
time, but should, on the other hand But do not forget that during all
lie kept at least one week. Insist on this reading, the teacher is an ever
close reading, not only for the pleas- present Mentor to the pupil. If
tire of reading, bit for the purpose there be a sufficient number of ud
of increasing his vocabulary. In-1 vanced pupils he should oiganize u
sist on his keeping record of new Literary Society, or at least a Read
words, and in using them in imagi i ing Club. Here discuss certain
i a'ive efforts of his own. Select j topics or authors in essays, by dis
:tu American author, Longfellow, putations or arguments." Have a
Lowell, Irving, Emerson, and as- j museum, even if small, where arti-
sign some one production of such cles of historic interest can be seen,
writer to each student in Rhetoric Busts or pictures of men of note
Report of Grand Jury.
To His Honor, G. S. Ferguson:
We, the grand jurors for the term
beg leave to submit the following
We have completed the business
before oar body aLd have returned
all bills submitted to us for action
and made presentments of all mat
ters which are within our knowl
class, for the purpose f ethical analy
sis or review. A rivalry as t work
done in class, w ill awaken enthu
siasm; every student would become
an author. Now, diop American
authors. England appeals to us.
Hence, read the minor poets. Get
acquainted with English co-temporary
life aud customs. Broaden the
spirit of Charity, of human interest.
Study national spirit socially. Vis
it them as kinsfolk. Wander with
Goldsmith, study politics with
Swift or Addison, be classical with
Pope, gay with Thackeray, gentle
with Burns or tragic with the Bard
of Avon. This will take two years'
of diligent study, a mere coralling i
of ideas with whose nature and pos- j
sibilities we are as yet unacquainted.
Thn the more modern Dickens.
How the student will laugh, cry, j
hope, fear while forgetting that!
Dickens is classic. Let them revel; I
but don't forget to ask these stu-l
dents to write a ayuopsis of one of j
these tales, or even a character
sketch copied from Dickens. I
Nature study, t he bird?,!
flowers, trees, animals, is engaging
theattention. The text book, you j
kuow, is, at best, necessarily limited, j
Yet, open the library today. There, j
in a corner, volumes ot statistics,
pamphlets, documents, far too dusty
and uuinterestinjt to be noticed,
must be investigated. They will
grow interesting, if studied. They
may serve as subjects or material
tor composition work. Let each
student have a pamphlet to digest
iu a 500 word outline. After cer
tain term of directed reading, the
student must be assigned to some
topic, and then let him search the
storehouse of books for ideas aud
facts. He should be able t ) select,
and still be able to maintain his
individuality of experience or views,
tie must both assimilate aud reject,
lie will learn tti.it untruth ha the
mtahMeat defender in this clash of
words, hraseB and sentences. Let
it teach him d'crr timi mid yet U)-
-ritlitv as to u'-heis views, lc would
le death to originality if he be tx-
pected muelv to read, to take lot
la itid. 1 It 'tefii our ntuJcht
must tut v i i r, thv horary for
pastime. I'm -.! uixl a.i nbj-ct
must b impre-fee 1 M'to h,t euu-is
now. Jiookant t'u t-t'ire i ro iot
tH8. 'J be Hie tl'e ri li ii d, the ex-
ed d eni.s, mid iheonrf, ai d very I
might be placed in view; documents,
if possible, which teach us facts
historic, all add dhrnity to the li
brary, and more than this, awaken
It is notiii-ulile n colli soMoin comes en
when the bmvels arc freely open. Neither
can it stay if tliev are open. Kennedy's
Laxative CougU Syrup tastes ns pleasant as
maple miliar. Free from alt opiates. Con
tniiw Honey and Tar. Conforms to t lie
National 'are Food and Drug I.nw. Sold
In- Standard Drug Co. nud Asheboro Drug
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Asheboro, N. C
We have visited the county jail in
a body, and find it well kept, the
prisoners properly cared for and
well provided with wholesome food
We recommend that some repairs be
made at once on the tail, to wit: lhe
outside walls have some work done
on tbetn immediately, also that the
cells need some way of warming.
i he onices of the (Jlerk of the nu
perior Court and Eegister of Deeds
are well kept so far as we can ascer
e recommend that a new court
house be built or vaults for the pio
tection of the records.
We next sent a committee to the
county home and find 27 inmates
11 white males, 13 white females, j
colored male, 2 colored females
Nine crazy whites, 11 idiotic whiles,
4 tane whites and 3 colored. font
of the white inmates have epileptic
fits. One good boise at the county
home. J good nn Ik cows, 1 wagon
and farming tools, 5 hojs for pork
3 barrels kraut on hand, about 300
bu. corn, 10 bit. peas, 10 loads of
pea vine uay, vt loans top iouuer.
35 bu. swtet potatoes. We nex:
yisiled the inmates in their rooms
at.d found them in good condition
except the jail rooms. We would
recommend different arrangement)
for heating the same.
Py cuinnittee we have examined
the records of W.J. Miller, couuh
Treasurer, and find them well kept
and the county is out of debt, and
find li,55S.27 on hand.
Our committee finds 17 convicts
on the public roads. The convicts
tay they are well cared for both in
food and clothing. There are now
10 mules on the road, in good con
dition, and the road force seems to
be doing good work
We desire to express our thanks,
to your Honor and other ollicers of
the court, for the couitesies shown
J. E. Amiuiuht,
Foreman Grand Jury.
Open the bowels and get the coll out o!'
your system. Kennedy's laxative CoiijjIi
Syrup oiens the bowels and at the sau.e
time allays the itillamntion of the mucous
membranes. Contain Honey and Tar.
Drives out tie cold mid stops the coufli
Absolutely free fiom any opiates. Con
forms to the National Pure Food and Druy
Law. Pleasant to take. Sold by Standard
Drug Company and Asheboro Drug Com
For rhnpped and cracked bauds noiliiiuj
is as good as as an application of DeWitt's
A'iu h Hazel Salve. Put it on before poiug
to bed, use an old pair of gloves and hee
vhat a difference the morning will brii.i;.
"Hiltl by Standard Drug Co. and Asheboro
For Good Sound
WE WILL PAY
LOADED ON THE CARS;
PER CORD FOR MAPLE,
4 ft. long, 7 inches and up;
5 1 1 . 1 er Cord.
H. B. WORJTH.Treas.
Greensboro, N. C.
We care not how you suffered,
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At Snow Hill last week Judge
Shaw sentenced Xoah Ilatn, n regu
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dned him $50 for contempt. Ham
was intoxicated and f e 1 ash ep in
tliejnrv box (luting the j ronss cf
Flood the body wii.h warm, !;Iow
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