copyrizhi. law. by Perry Mzson at Oompany.
m EICMY cmprzas.
7 ‘ j‘iiLI-'T'.T‘I:ri::'.":1'3.-
N Dassws school there were but twenty- I)a.<s:i tlioiight that, as she was not it (':itliolic,
it would not be honest and sincere [or her to unbiased wiliivssi. lie was a kiiul-lioai'ti><l old
1 three pupils at. lirst, but the number soon
increased to my
All the poor, little, do so.
in p as usual, and he could not
that [hit IAtiA‘,Ilil0ll oi the piipils was dis-
tnwtnl in .. way to call for ooiisiire.
The [art is, that with (.'lIil(Ii't‘Il Iiiucli
depends on rum-lty. The first iippozuaiioe
of a El[IIiI'l’(‘l in an ordiiiary, “'t‘ll(>I‘(It'l'(>‘(I
sclioolrooiii would cause upimr lillll non.
tusioii; but if it were the usual thing: to
hare 5l]iliIT(‘lS there, the ciiirh-en would
soon cease to pay much atteiition to them.
Father Subior may not have been a wholly
The priest did not insist on it, but he man, and liked Ilassa. As for the noise in
dull, SLullllIN’i'iI]g creatures in the plave found was 3 devout ('.utlIi)1ic, and the lIltItt4‘l‘Ii1)(Ii)lt-‘4.I her school, he Il0cl:1l"Q(l that it “rt>SIAKI" him to
their way tli--re eventually, as also naughty him. In the (-‘lid be consulted with another go there! It sooiiis more than <louhtl’ul to IiIei1I1'l4'5.'Htk!i>i the Kiiiirlits. “’l'lie l>llsilIl‘.NS done
boys and froward. untidy girls;
but Dassa loved them all.
Vowu: 73. NUMBER 44.
Sl.75 A Yiuii. Sirtctl Corias 5 Czvtrs.
when he wont in, n gI‘04."n)plI)' ll-swni wasiago, when strikes and labortroulrlvs wt-m..oni>
.. novelty thnn at [Il1‘>A‘tiL i...i..rn.m...i..ni....s
had but roivtitly l.)11.'UiI to exist, iuid i:u1a
owners rviziinlwl them with inuvli iuispit
'l‘Iiat sprint: lllttht ot the np0r11ttt‘(‘?i at this
factory V] .,m In-(mile ...-a...i..-.-s in a labor
tmteniity, iiown ilir short as tilt‘ “lx'iiii:lit.s."
.t;.v<-iris tor" the iiaimiity Yixilvtl iin- tow n, and
duriiii: my a .1.-...nn.i was iiiuile Ht tho 1......
mill tor lwttrr tunns in respot-t of wax:-5 and
I know luitliiiii; wli:ItPYPr as to the jiistiie of
iiinse tin..ninh.; hnr, as siinoiiim-...i.-..i, the
Eldor did not we his way clear to imuit IIIPIII.
“i miliiiot do this Ii0u'," he re-pliod to the
here does not warniiit it. liut
it my snnnner iimrm holds
The noise there was some-
accustoinwl to it.
teachers, who risi
they “couldn't hear themselves
talk" in the room, yet some of
them owned that the noise was
not an irritating one, but
simply the natural turmoil oi
fifty children who had never ‘
been asked to sit still.
Apparently, they all did
just as they pleased, and set
03 for home or out-of-doors
whenever they felt disposed.
or oiitruizeoiisly naughty, she
told them uhnt they ought to
do, and asked them to do it
with unruillvd sweetness. 1!
they were stubborn, she asked
them again, illill still sgai but
never spoke o ‘
nor set penalties of tiny I;
If she was ()IlIl;.'Q(I to ask them
a great many tillit-'5, her eyes
were almost sure to fill with
tears and Inn’ lip trenib
because their disobedieni.-e
grieved her so much; and then
the little rascals would look at 1
her spellbouiid, till their own. v,"
lower lips would begin toquiver
in sympathy. It always ended
in their doing mniethiiig near
what was right.
Little smmps who would ,
have stood out against any “
amount oi whipping and cimiiiiz, iinil thrived
wickedly uiider it, could not t-iidiire I)assa's
tears, nor hold out against her abouiiding love
They were not an interesting lot oi children.
There was a great deal oi aiiuestral wickedness
in them, often fostered at home; but in Dassa
they enmunterod a new kind of conquering
power to whith their hard little luums sua-
cumbed and i1>sponiled.
Many teatrliers and otliars ridiculed the lack
oi discipline and order in Das5a’s school.
was impossible, they said, to tench properly in
that way. Perhaps it was, ‘or would have
been for thseiii, or for any one else except Dassa
and those who, like her, bad heart: full of
lore, and without a spark oi hate, anger or
It Was this heart full oi love that was the
vital fume in I)assa‘a school. The hostile
school boanl did not deny that II1-'1" pupils
leamed fairly well, and that she on-n
‘stutterersl ho salary iroiu the public school
funds was paid her: she never asked for
waga, but took what the parents of her pupils
were able to pity. Sometimes, when work
was good and they had no irmiily mislnmines,
they paid her liberally; but it work tailed. or
sickness ix-sot. them, they were often unable to
pay Ill)'tllilu,'. Dassa‘s school went on just
the same, liowow-r.
The mothers oi the children brouixlit in their
little siewiiiiq-cliairs In the altenionn, and mt
about the rmiu, knitting or nieiidiiig and
watcliing llaxsa tench, n‘iLh beatilic siiiilir-s on
tlicir PIES-Will'II laws. At litst ilivy had A
iA‘liClI(‘l’ aitkr their own siniphv livnrts! ‘
Father Siibior, who wasa kind, niiho-r mi-
sible old man, often canie in to sit and boaiu
genially on the school. Ila (‘ii9rlhiII‘4I ll izrmlt
atlection for lumen, and always gnve Ill"l‘ his
blessiiig, (nil y one point of diltc-n-in-vi arose
botwevn thi-in. Father Subiur tie-sin-d ltztx-&:I
to tA‘(lL'li the lloniitdi Catecliisin in tilcllllll; mid
"GIRLIE. YOU'.RE T00 TENDER-HEARTED FOR THIS HARD OLD
WORLD; Q Q 0 I CANNOT MAKE A FOOL OF MYSELF. AS
A BUSINESS MAN s Bur-'
priest. or else a bishop of his (’l)lll’l‘lI, who
visited the portal: and also the school.
This clcriutl visitor advised Futlior Subler
not to press the niatter of the mlmliisiii. It
was hardly worth while, he is l"9p<)ltlVI to have
said, to insist on teaching the letter and Iurms
oi Christianity, when the twclier herself was
the living embodinienl. of it.
This appears to me to have been it vi-ry clear
and (‘Il3(K?t‘lIilI:,’ Biatetllellt of the i-.L<9-one itbecn
which shows quite exactly wherein JIassa‘s
power and siiuvess lay. That she was nomi-
nally a I’mtA-
tliose Catholic children, nor even with their
parents. She was the fresh, young pt-isniiid-
cation of hire and good-will to all; and it
every one, or even a majority oi us, hail a
lienrt like hrrs, it is plain to see that strife,
war, dissension and all evil would speedily
cease from the ea
It was said, and I believe it true in palt, If
not wholly, that righting, squabbling and bad
language aiuoug the children largely cvasetl in
that quarter of the village, and that the little
tuttervleniulioiis muld be heard mrolliiig the
school songs wliiuli llassa bad taiiizht them at
almost any time, night and nioriiin" In
summer tlwy were wont to bring Ila loads
of wild blosuoins, and of everytliiniz rise which
they prized ainl thought pretty. Tlioir school.
room was :1 queer iiiuseuni, even iiurluding
squirrel-c:i;:4>s, pens for little woovlvliiii-ks, and
X93 tor unfortunate birdliiigs that had tum-
blul out of their iiests. D:Ixs.iI loved and pitlvd
evt-rytliing that was in trouble, and die sonica-
liow ciiliiniuiili-ntell this love W the vliilqlnin.
One would have said that with suvh a siiiall
nieiiiigerie about, the children could linve paid
little uttmitiiiii to tlirlr books. Fntlu-r Snbit-r
told the lilulur that while asceiivliiig to
sohoolmniu (mu day, he ouiid on tho :4
outside the door, a blind kitten, a limo izrwen
siuike, a div; with E lmiie pnw nnd ll young
crou, land the crow was cawiug lustily. Yet
-int girl made no ditieiviiua with this
whether the nialority of 5CIll)0IriA‘LI(',llt‘i3 oould
adopt such lII1’lli01lS with success. Trim, the
eXl)Ql‘illlPIIt has seldoiubeen triad. llriel ,
consists in substituting ior the fear oi punish.
IiIPIIt a izrvut and ahouudiug Iii!-'(‘ti0lI, and
tnisiioiz wholly to this to gorom the hearts of
children. hut-li a love is the niost powerful
agent in the world, It conquers and r-arr-ies
ei'e.rythiii): ix-toreit; but iew [urssos-I it. (‘an
‘ ltivatnl and developed In the Iivzuts of
those who tmwli? in Dassa's am-, it was
born in her; and subsequent ereiiLa sliowed
quite uiimiisciously, she had bi-ooiiie the
doiniiiatiug iiitlueiice in this liFt.0l1ItJI'iIt‘0lIS
During tllese two years the Iililor wine to
the mills mine a month, and rFnI:llIIi'<I usually
for a week or ten days. He was now the
lamest stnrkliolder and Sll]I9i'iI)tA‘ll4lPliL but
was liglitiiiiz st-reral lawsuits in other parts of turn were
the oonntry. .ipp:u-ently he saw little of
Dasea. .it limit he was disapptiiiitul that she
was devotiiii: III‘l‘M‘li entirely to the S4'lIlI)i, and
he was soiimwliat diS]il(’lI54'4l to we her so
much e..g.-nwxi In it. None the less. in-, would
not hare ll'li('l feral it itli llFi‘, nor thw anal her
in any way.
The school board at one time dn-iiled to
disband this primte school, but the luliler let
them know that they could l'?1'i(0lI on his
opposition. The El<ler's "opposition," either
in law, or por:miiiilly and pliyairally, wns women
thing toriuidabh-, and the matter was dixipponl.
as a rewllite fellow, exwwliiigly given to
having his own way. . iii one who souglita
diilinilty with him mill-l liars it at a iimiiieufs
nUi.llV‘. Still, its a nilo, his (‘ll)[liIt)'l;S liked
him: altlioiiirli rliolerio and riolriit. he had the
rvpiitatioii oi In-iug “Iuir and sqiiiim." lie
12 as good wziirv-s as could be had r-lsouliere,
and paid in run every Satiinlaiy ait.>rin.nn.
Ihlrl unw their-, linwerer. ot a 1‘lI:ll'r.iA‘tA‘i'
which brouizlit him in (‘lIlIili(‘t with liusm.
This. as will be l‘(‘lllt'illlI‘i‘i!l, was mine years
i 1.1001], 1 will t-oiislulvr your re-
qin-sLs seriously on the rust oi
. The resiilelit opt-niiivt-s were
in iiied to anqiiiest-e, but the
vi ting delt-gale ailiisul them
to insist Vll.;0l'0llSl)‘. Animu-
puiiied by the III’lI‘$Znt9 as
l spokscsiiiziii, eiiteml the nnii
I min-e again the next i.m.i..p,
, and repeated their ii.-....n..s,
‘, tliwnwiiiiig a strike in law oi
“You had my aiiswvr 3 (‘s(A?F
titty," replied the lildi-r. “Go
; “You i'+-t'iise?"
f - “lleyoii-l doubt."
“'i'lwn l'll stop your mill!"
ntonenl the 4lI‘i4’LZ:IlA‘, arro-
l lie tlll‘(dltl'li9lI tho wrong
, nnni. Before he inni tiiuem
n‘itli1Ieit., the Elder hull tlirtiwu
i hiiu out-of-doors. The ihnee
opeiativt-s iaii out.‘
1 This was lioioiv the iiiotliods
ni tll‘,,".]lli7r'<l labor were as
iully Ivusiiiinwl in at preseiit.
1 The lililvr it>g:u1lu-ltlivrisiting
l lI<‘l(’LZ'dtF as an intei-lopor and a
l iiilwliiet-iiiaizer. Next day,
' at i-lei-en o‘clo( , roost oi‘ the
operatives left the iiilll in I
body, and the Btrllit! mu
“Very well," the lildivr said
ui them. “ll you do not wish
to work, l Elli in no hurry."
lie 1-lore-l the mill.
the village siiiiisi.-<1 the windows and did other
t daiiiaixe. On the following day the lilder
prooured lumber, hired six (3nII'Ii(A'lV, and
built a stroiuz. hiizh bvnrd fence around the
mill. Tl]!-,‘t‘$‘:.litA‘i', tor a week, he sriianled the
building perxoiially with a tarbiiiv. llis i‘lB“'
oi the nnnu-r was that the mill was his .....,.
srty, and that as such he had a right to deleud
it. by iorm it necessary. Afterwuid, when
absent hints:-it, he hired tour W8.iA‘lIllil‘li to live
now so ooiiinion iii the history (it niaiiuizwturing
tow'iis-we-1-ks iiud inoiiths (it i<llPtlPSN, pow'rty,
hatred and gotten] (IL‘ll>0l‘3.liL1ti(ll’). It was a
wretched suiimie-r for the iuill (i])9J"al.i$‘P!s who
lelt the want oi their weekly wages severely,
and iell into di-bt to the . I ll g'i'omrs, who in
distnassm. The men, sulh-n and
unkempt, lonivd about the street oonwrs and
public hoiist-s, smoking, drinking and mlklug
oi revenue on Ilie factory-owiiers; the women
sat at IIIIIIIP, untidy, S0ilI'-f:l(‘t'lI and unhappy.
The school rhildrvn were altectul hy the
general iiiisery and depression. Ttivir iood at
hinite was pooror, and they hna no nun‘, clmn
(‘IUUIPS for SIIIIIIIWI‘.
Aitxer lVussu‘s school closed in Juno, tor the
iisua.l sununor niratiou, the condition oi the
children was t't‘t‘II worse, for from her own
small SliV"iiIlI3 the haul clothed sonio of the
poorer ones and kept t.hPllI tidy. The woes
and poreity oi erery lIl(lil.'Q‘lit. fzunily were
well known to her, and touvlu-d in-r tleoply.
Elie spmii the wicutioii w evks in aiding: them
and in solii-itiuiz uiiitributioiis in L1iS’A’S oi
sickuosx for typhoid fever was ]VI'E"i‘nll’l)L
s tar lhusn hail not spoken totbe Elder.
lie had been away for most ot tho summer,
and had won ll luwsiiit and lost oiio, both
Iiivtilviiig l:u)::‘ iIlte'll9Stsi. Ilut tine day in
Aiigust she met him as he was ilriviii.-.v from
the railway station to the mills. the knew
The next night some of the muxh t'lI‘1lIPIlt in ,
ooutif reiianm IIUIIHH 5