Puslapio vaizdai

The only holiday that falls in Sep- 5th-Exile of Acadians announced, tember is Labor Day, which in all the 1755. Canadian provinces and most of the 6th-Pilgrims left Plymouth in the states of the American Union is cele- Mayflower, 1620. brated on the first Monday of the

7th-German retreat from the month.—The World Book.

Marne, 1914. September Birthdays. 1st-James Gordon Bennett, 1795.

8th-English gained possession of 2nd-Henry George, 1839.

Montreal, 1760. 2nd-Eugene Field, 1850.

13th-Battle on the Plains of Abra4th-Phoebe Cary, 1824.

ham; General Wolfe killed, 1759. 5th-Cardinal Richelieu, 1585.

14th-Battle of Aisne begun, 1914. 6th-Marquis de Lafayette, 1757.

15th-Siege of Paris begun, 1870. 6th-Jane Addams, 1861.

17th-Constitution of United States 12th-Charles Dudley Warner, 1829. 15th-James Fenimore Cooper, 1789.

signed by Convention, 1787. 18th-Samuel Johnson, 1709.

18th-Quebec surrendered to the 20th-Alexander the Great, 356 B.C. English, 1759. 23d-Caesar Augustus, 63 B. C.

18th-Rheims cathedral damaged by 25th-Felicia D. Hemans, 1783.

German fire, 1914. 26th-Samuel Adams, 1722.

19th-President Garfield died, 1881. 30th-Pompey, 106 B. C.

22nd-Nathan Hale put to death as September Historical Events. 1st-Aaron Burr acquitted, 1807.

25th-Balboa discovered the Pacific 3d-New style calendar introduced

Ocean, 1513. in Great Britain and the colonies. 3d-Treaty of Paris signed by the

26th-Holy Alliance formed by RusUnited States and Great Britain, 1783.

sia, Austria and Prussia, 1815. 4th-Third Republic declared in 29th-William the Conqueror landed France, 1870.

in England, 1066.

a spy, 1776.

New Model School at Teachers' College of

By Frances M. Kelsey, Teachers' College of Indianpolis.
The readers of the Educator-Journal this

and for that purpose we are will remember that we published a making the following changes in our series of articles dealing with project schoolroom arrangements: teaching, and that we grouped the va- The room itself is being made atrious informational outlines around the tractive as one would find the living weaving activity. This year we mean room in a cultured family. The walls to expand these outlines and let them are being given a finish to be restful develop as the actual work progresses to the eye and a good background for in the model school of the Teachers' pictures. The windows are to have College. There will be two lines of simple fresh sash curtains and flower work connected with the different boxes. The floor is having two coats grades from one to eight inclusive, of paint and a good varnish finish. The showing the inter-mesh of interests desks are around the sides of the room and the development of the social life leaving a clear floor. The children are of the school. In this number Mrs. to weave rugs for the floor on the Baker, director of the work in the looms in a workshop across the hall. grammar grades, outlines briefly some In this room will be work benches for projects in connection with a study of the boys, etc. The various studies conthe American Indian. It is our inten- nected with sewing, mending, cooking, tion to demonstrate the Home School housekeeping, etc., will be subjects


for discussion in the pages of our de- Hufford. Our aim in these stories is partment of the Educator-Journal. to create a love not now found generSome may ask, "With all this hand ally among young people for Scott, work, how will the teaching of the Dickens and other writers. You will school subjects find a place on the pro- notice that Mrs. Hufford, in her own gram?” This we propose to answer as happy way preserves the thread of the the work progresses, and we confi- story, dropping into Scott's own landently expect to have more thorough guage after she has tided over what and much more interesting work along might be tiresome detail for a young these lines than ever before. We hope reader. We feel sure that the Eduto have many questions from our read- cator-Journal will be a welcome guest ers, and best of all, some visits to our in every schoolroom this winter. In school that we may profit from your

October there will be games, songs and suggestions and perhaps lend some in- hand work for little children and some spiration to you in your own work. good stories. You will also note the good contribu

FRANCES M. KELSEY, tion in this number from Mrs. Lois



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King Richard, the Crusader

By Lois G. Hufford, Teachers' College of Indianapolis. (Note: In these days of the short feared lest the other princes should story, few young people read the embrace this opportunity to desert the works of a diffuse author like Walter Scott. Yet his romances abound in In his illness, Richard was attended stirring scenes in which heroes of past by a devoted follower, Thomas de centuries are depicted with dramatic

Vaux, who found it no easy task to intensity. In order to attract youth curb the impatience of the hot-headed of this generation to the fascinating king. stories of the “Wizard of the North,

Richard thrust his right arm out of I am attempting to present some of

bed, naked to the shoulder, and painthem in an abridged form, while pre fully raising himself in his couch, serving, as far as possible, the spirit of

shook his clenched hand, as if it the original.—L. G Hufford.)

grasped sword or battle-axe.

It was not without a gentle degree of Richard, Coeur de Lion, leader of

violence, which the king would scarce the Third Crusade, lay ill with a wast

have endured from another, that De ing fever, in his camp in Palestine.

Vaux compelled his royal master to Hé, alone, of all the crusading princes, replace himself in the couch, and cov

, who had undertaken the Holy War

ered his sinewy arm, neck and shoulwith great ardor, was still hopeful of

ders with the care which a mother becapturing Jerusalem from the Sara

stows upon an impatient child." cens.

"Thou art a rough nurse, though a Philip, king of France, Leopold, duke of Austria, Conrade Montserrat,

willing one, De Vaux," said the king, the chief of the Knights Templars and

laughing with a bitter expression,

while he submitted to the strength of the Hospitallers-all were offended

which he was unable to resist. by the arrogance and the violent temper of Richard, who demanded as his

“What is a fever-fit,” said De Vaux, right, recognition of himself as their 'that we should not endure it patientsuperior.

ly, in order to get rid of it easily A truce had been proclaimed be- “Fever-fit!” exclaimed Richard, imtween the two armies and Richard patiently, "thou mayest think, and


justly, that it is a fever-fit with me; "Go, I prithee, and bring me word but what is it with all the other Chris- what strangers are in the camp for tian princes—with Philip of France- these sounds are not of Christendom." with that dull Austrian—with him of To his surprise, De Vaux found that Montserrat--with the Hospitallers, a Scottish knight, who had attached with the Templars—what is it with

himself to the train of King Richard, all of them? I will tell thee—it is a

although the English and Scotch were, cold palsy-a disease that deprives at that time, enemies, was approaching them of speech and action—a canker the tent, with a Moorish physician, that has eaten into the heart of all

whom Saladin had commissioned to that is noble, and chivalrous—that has cure the English king of the Asiatic made them false to the noblest vow fever which had proved fatal to many ever knights

sworn to-has

Europeans. This Arab physician had made them indifferent to their fame, just proved his skill by curing one of and forgetful of their God!"

the attendants of Sir Kenneth, the “For the love of Heaven, my liege,” Scot. said De Vaux, "take it less violently. De Vaux, however, suspected that Bethink you that your illness mars Saladin was taking this means of ridthe mainspring of their enterprise; a ding himself of his most powerful enmangonel will work without screw and emy. Therefore, he refused to admit lever better than the Christian host the Moslem to the tent of his master without King Richard."

until he had gone to the tent of Sir Richard interrupted sharply: “This Kenneth, and had seen for himself the is smoothly said to soothe a sick man; Squire upon whom the marvelous but does a league of monarchs, an as- cure had been wrought. semblage of nobles, a convocation of

Upon his return to Richard's sickall the chivalry of Europe, droop with bed, De Vaux related what he had witthe sickness of one man, though he nessed, and urged the king to receive chances to be King of England? Why the learned physician. At the same should Richard's illness or Richard's

time he presented a letter which he death check the march of thirty thou

had had translated into English. sand men, as brave as himself?”

"The blessing of Allah and his “Yes, De Vaux, I confess my weak- prophet Mohammed! Saladin, king of ness, and the wilfulness of my ambi- kings, Soldan of Egypt and of Syria, tion. The Christian camp contains, the light and refuge of the earth, to doubtless, many a better knight than the Melech Ric, Richard of England, Richard of England, and it would be greeting: wise to assign to the best of them the "Whereas, we have been informed leading of the host-but," continued

that the hand of sickness hath been the warlike monarch, raising himself heavy upon thee, our royal brother, in his bed while his eyes sparkled as and that thou hast with thee only such they were wont to do on the eve of Nazarene and Jewish mediciners, as battle, "were such a knight to plant work without the blessing of Allah

a the banner of the cross on the Temple and our holy prophet, we have thereof Jerusalem, while I was unable to

fore sent to tend and wait upon thee bear my share in the noble task, he at this time, the physician to our own should, as as I was fit to lay person, Adonbec el

person, Adonbecel Hakim, before lance in rest, undergo my challenge whose face the angel, Azrael spreads to mortal combat for having dimin- his wings and departs; who knows the ished my fame, and pressed in before virtues of herbs and stones, the path the object of my enterprise."

of the sun, moon, and stars, and can At this moment Richard's ear caught save man from all that is not written the sound of distant trumpets. Appre- on his forehead. And this we do, prayhensive of revolt, he commanded De ing you heartily to honor and make Vaux:

use of his skill, seeing that it neither




becomes thy place and courage to die work, twisted with silver, and immersthe death of a slave who hath been ing it in the cup, watched it in silence overwroght by his taskmaster, nor during the space of five minutes. befits it our fame that a brave ad- “Drink," said the physician to the versary be snatched from our weapon sick man, “sleep, and awaken free from by such a disease. And therefore, may malady." the holy-"

“And with this simple-seeming "Hold, hold,” said Richard, "I will draught, thou wilt undertake to cure have no more of his dog of a prophet!

a monarch?" said De Vaux. Yes, I will see his physician. I will

"I have cured a beggar, as you beput myself into the charge of this Ha- hold," replied the sage. “Are the kings kim-İ will repay the noble Soldan of Europe made of other clay than the his generosity—I will meet Saladin in meanest of their subjects?" the field, as he so worthily proposes, “Let us have him presently to the and he shall have no cause to term king," said De Vaux to himself. "He Richard of England ungrateful-haste, hath shown that he possess the secret De Vaux, why dost thou delay? .. which may restore his health. If he Fetch the Hakim hither."

fails to exercise it, I will put himself "My lord," said the baron, "bethink past the power of medicine." you, the Soldan is a pagan, and that During the absence of De Vaux, you are his most formidable enemy?” Richard had summoned to his pres"For which reason he is the more

ence the Scottish Sir Kenneth, surbound to do me service in this matter,

named "Knight of the Leopard," in lest a paltry fever end the quarrel be

order to question him concerning a twixt two such kings. I tell thee he

commission that had been entrusted to loves me as I love him—as noble ad- him by the other leaders of the Cruversaries ever love each other-by my

side, during the illness of the English honor, it were sin to doubt his good king. faith."

Richard had learned that Kenneth "Nevertheless, my lord, it were well kept in attendance upon himself a fine to wait the issue of these medicines

bloodhound, named Roswal. This was upon the Scottish squire," said De directly contrary to the laws imposed Vaux.

by the Norman kings upon their Eng"Well, thou suspicious mortal," an

lish subjects, for the Plantagenets punswered Richard, “begone then, and

ished offenses against their forest watch the progress of this remedy."

laws as severely as treason against

the crown. When De Vaux arrived at the tent of Sir Kenneth, he found the Arab

“To brave and worthy men such as physician at the bedside of his pa

yourself, however,” said the king, “we tient, who had just awakened from a

may pardon such a misdemeanor." refreshing sleep, and entirely free from This interview was interrupted by fever.

the arrival of De Vaux with the Arab "This is most wonderful," said the

physician. El Hakim, who had inknight, "the man is assuredly cured.

formed himself of the various sympI must conduct this mediciner to King

toms of the king's illness, felt his pulse Richard's tent."

for a long time, and with deep atten

tion. “Stay, let me finish one cure ere I

The sage next filled a cup with

spring water, and dipped into it the commence another," said the Arab; I will go with you when I have given

small red purse. When he seemed to my patient the second cup of this holy about to offer it to the sovereign, but

think it sufficiently medicated, he was

, elixir.

Richard prevented him, saying, "Hold So saying, he took a silver cup, and an instant. Thou hast felt my pulsefilling it with water from a gourd let me lay my finger on thine-1, too, which stood by the bed, he next drew as becomes a good knight, know someforth a small silken bag made of net- thing of thine art."



his as

The Arabian yielded his hand with- camp at this hour, and perhaps it is out hesitation.

better to submit to the usurpation of "His blood beats as calm as an in- England a little longer than to—” fant's," said the king; “so throb not "Not an hour-not a moment longtheirs who poison princes. De Vaux, er," vociferated the Duke; and, with whether we live or die, dismiss this the banner in his hand, and followed Hakim with honor and safety. Com- by his shouting guests and attendants, mend us, friend, to the noble Saladin. he marched hastily to the central Should I die, it is without doubt of his mount. faith—should I live, it will be to thank This disorderly scene was not en

a warrior would desire to be icted without a noise which alarmed thanked.”

the whole camp. Richard then raised his head, The critical hour had now arrived, drained the cup, resigned it to the at which the physician had predicted Arabian, and sank back, as if exhausted that his royal patient might be awakupon the cushions which were ar- ened with safety, and the sponge had ranged to receive him.

been applied for that purpose. The In the midst of the camp of the Cru- leech had not made


observations saders was a height upon which Rich- ere he assured De Vaux that the fever ard had caused the flagstaff of England had entirely left his sovereign, and to be placed, and which he had chris- that such was the happy strength of tened St. George's Mount, in honor of Richard's constitution, it would not the patron saint of the island kingdom. even be necessary to give a second As he permitted no other banner near, dose of the powerful medicine. Richthe other princes resented this haughty ard himself seemed to be of the same assumption of superiority.

opinion, for, sitting up, he demanded The Italian Comrade of Montserrat, to be told what sum of money was in although not venturing openly to af- the royal coffers. front Richard, resolved to excite the The baron could not inform him of jealousy of the Austrian Archduke, the exact amount. who was known to be bold enough to "It matters not," said Richard ; "be dare the wrath of Coeur de Lion. The it greater or smaller, bestow it all on wily Conrade stirred the blood of Leo- this learned leech, who hath, I trust, pold by taunting him with tamely sub- given me back again to the service of mitting to Richard's domination, say- the Crusade.” ing: "Yonder hangs his banner alone

“I sell not the wisdom with which in the midst of our camp, as if he were Allah has endowed me," answered the king and generalissimo of our whole physician ; "and be it known to you, Christian army.”

great prince, that the divine medicine, Leopold closed his fist, and struck of which you have partaken, would on the table with violence.

lose its effects, did I exchange its vir"I, the Archduke of Austria-I sub- tues either for gold or diamonds." mit myself to this king of half an "Thomas de Vaux," said Richard, "I island! No, by Heaven! The camp tell thee that this Moor might set an and all Christendom shall see that I example to them who account themknow how to right myself. Up, my selves the flower of knighthood." lieges and merry men, up and follow "It is reward enough for me," said me! We will place the eagle of Aus- the Moor, folding his arms on his trie where she shall float as high as bosom, and maintaining an attitude at ever floated the cognizance of king or once respectful and dignified, "that so kaiser."

great a king as the Melech Ric should "Nay, my lord," said Conrade, af- thus speak of his servant. fecting to interfere, “it will blemish let me pray you again to compose your wisdom to make an affray in the yourself on your couch; injury might

But now,

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