AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOHN FRITZ 23
caused much excitement with the boys of that day, and should any of the boys be so fortunate as to help carry the chain, they forthwith would become surveyors. The in¬ struction received in writing was, if possible, even more meager than that in the other subjects. Learning to properly hold the quUl-pen, making letters, and imitating headlines written by the teacher, was the Umit. Such a duty as writing an essay or composing a sentence we were never caUed on to do.