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anon. The vacancy in Dauphin has been filled by Prof. J. T. Muir, for several years a member of the the election of Mr. Edw. F. Brightbill, of Lebanon, a faculty of the Kirksville, Mo., State Normal School, graduate of Lock Haven and a former teacher of has resigned his position and accepted the superin Dauphin.
tendency of the Moberly public schools, which was
Prof. Norton, ex-president of the Cape Girardeau
Mrs. Flora Kimball selected and superintended the of them trained in the Cook County Normal School, planting of trees on seven miles of the streets of Naunder Col. Parker.
tional City, Cal., by request of the supervisor, who Miss Jessie H. Bancroft, formerly connected with deemed her the most competent person in the place. the New York Normal College, has recently been
Prof. W. I. Graham has been elected president of appointed director of physical culture in the Brooklyn the Dakota University, at Mitchell. public schools.
Prof. H. A. Hortman is Professor of Languages in Doctor Slocum of Colorado has declined the re- the North Alabama Agricultural School at Athens, gency of the University of Illinois at $7500 a year, Alabama. and will remain with the institution he has done so
J. F. Knight, formerly principal of Laporte High much to build up.
School, at the close of last year left school work and
the ranks of the teachers' profession.
Doctor McCosh is now eighty two years old. He School, Minnesota, has been elected professor of still writes a little but only a little, and a book now reading and pedagogy in the State Normal University passing through the press will be, he says, his last at Normal, ill.
word to the public. The one thing in which Doctor Rev. Dr. Carroll Cutler died at Talladega, Ala., McCosh takes the greatest pride-greater even .than Jan. 25, his funeral occuring at Hudson, Ohio, Jan. in the work he has done for Princeton-is the fact 29. Dr. Cutler was born in New Hampshire in 1829, that all of his books have yielded him à profit. He and entered Yale in 1850. He was connected with is especially proud of the fact that his royalties last Western Reserve College from 1860 to 1889, fifteen year amounted to several hundred dollars. years of that time as president.
Secretary Hill, the successor of Secretary DickinG. H. Hicks, instructor in botany in the Michigan son of Massachusetts, is a native of Biddeford, Me., Agricultural College at Lansing, has received the where he was born in 1871. At twenty, he was gradappointment of assistant botanist in the Department of|uated from Bowdoin College. While at college he agriculture at Washington.
taught three months of each year, and after graduaProf. Wm. H. Kirshner, librarian of Rose Poly- tion he was appointed principal of the high school in technic Institute and assistant instructor in drawing, his native town. Later he took up the study of law has resigned to accept a professorship in the Univer- and was admitted to the bar. But his love of teachsity of Minnesota,
ing soon asserted itself so strongly that he gave up
his legal practice and became principal of the Milford, Combined by pupils thus: Mass., High School. From there he was called to
4 leaves and
5 leaves are 9 leaves.
6 rabbits and take charge of the High School at Chelsea, Mass.,
3 rabbits are 9 rabbits.
The list of words may be omitted and the pupils directed and in 1886 accepted the principalship of the Cam
to find words they know in their Reader with which to bridge school.
make the number story.- Indiana School Journal.
Recent book introductions: For my part, I do not believe that all the kindergarten games in Christendom, all the gentle joy of pretending you
Raub's Studies in Literature into Augustana College, S. were a swallow and had your little baby swallows cuddled Dak.; Mento, Ia.; Braddock, Pa. Nora Springs, Ia. under your wing, can compare for an instant with the lost
Raub's Rhetoric into the schools of Vanderbilt, Pa.; delight of playing "London Bridge”[Oranges and Lemons) Point, Tex,; South Solon, O.; Larwill, Ind.
' in the dusk of a summer evening, or in the dimly-lit school
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“Here comes a candle to light you to bed,
EAST STROUDSBURG NORMAL.-The enrollment for the head." --
your And then the sudden gasp of four strong little arms, and a
winter term is rapidly reaching the round number 400:
The model school under the efficient supervision of Mrs. E. pleasing thrill of terror at a danger which was no danger-only a shadow and a remembrance of some dim horror in F. Lamb, is in a most flourishing condition. The little
children have produced two cantatas, one in the early part the past, living for generations in the unbroken traditions
of last term, entitled, "A visit to grandpa'' and on Friday, of play.-Agnes Repplier, in the N. A. Review.
the 16th inst., they rendered the charming cantata "A
Dream of Fairy Land.” "I beg of you not to run into the grave Herbart, or Freebel, or Pestalozzi, or so run them into the ground that
Prof. R. L. Park is the recently elected teacher. He is you can't recognize them. I fear this kindergarten busi- a graduate of Baldwin University, and a teacher of consid
erable experience. He recently completed a course at ness is carried to such an alarming extent that really the
Drexel Institute. Prof. Park has charge of Penmanship, child is lost by it. Exercise common sense in education and then you will see that we are all right.” These wise Bookkeeping, Drawing and Manual Training. words of Prof. J. H. Kappis, an educator of fifty years'
Twenty sled loads of students were driven to the famous standing in Europe and America, are as timely as they are Delaware Water Gap on Tuesday, February 6. This weighty. There is no sphere in which a rigid common treat was tendered by the Board of Trustees. The faculty sense is more constantly needed than in the work of edu- and trustees accompanied the jolly party.
The News is a very welcome visitor to our reading room cational reform. The kindergarten and the "new education” generally have a constant tendency to overleap the and the pupils are eager for its arrival. bounds of sober common sense.
Written on the blackboard:
4 plus – equals 9 leaves.
plus 3 equals 9 rabbits.
Hon. Ira Mayhew, a former superintendent of Public Instruction in Michigan, and now in his four-score years, takes up the work of a correspondence school of bookkeeping in connection with the Sprague University of correspondence in Detroit. Mr. Mayhew has been a close student of the subject, and a successful manager of commercial colleges for years.
The schools of Sandusky, Ohio, have receive from the jure the sight, to render the nerves unsteady, to enfeeble World's Columbian Exposition the award of a handsome the will, and enslave the nature to an imperious habit likely medal.
to stand in the way of duty to be performed. Yours very truly,
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES. Earlham College proposes to conduct a summer school for normal, academic and collegiate instruction to begin Butler University has abandoned all baccalaureate deJune 19.
grees except that of Bachelor of Arts. This places all her courses on a par.
This movement waz begun among InIllinois State Teachers' association this year lacked $100 diana colleges in 1886 by Indiana University. of paying expenses.
Mrs. Sidgwick of England has collected vital statistics Nineteen college building have been erected on the cam-concerning nearly 600 women who have studied at Campus at Princeton during the past 25 years.
bridge and Oxford. Those women and their children are
said to be physically superior to the British average. There is a movement on foot to organize a Teachers' Association for Northwestern Iowa. The first meeting There are 1,309,251. colored child in public schools of will probably be held at Cherokee in March.
the United States.
The faculty of Andover has voted to abolish the valedic- The great offer being made by The Pittsburgh Dispatch tory and salutatory addresses at their commencement ex- to take the sixty teachers of the public schools of Pittsercises.
burgh, Allegheny and other points in Pennsylvania, Ohio,
West Virginia and Maryland to Atlantic City in July, is The University of Michigan has a Japanese Students' the talk of the hour. As an additional inducement the Association with a membership of thirteen.
twelve teachers of the sixty, who receive the largest num
ber of votes, will be taken on a supplementary trip to The University of Leipsic is worth nearly $20,000,000. Philadelphia, New York and Boston, after the Atlantic
City trip is over.-Ex. Henry Irving, the great English actor, will speak before the students of Harvard College, March 17th.
Since the State University of Tennessee opened its doors
to women the women's club of the state have been SMART Boy.—A teacher in one of the public schools was raising money for a building on the university grounds. drilling her children in music.
“What does it mean when you see the letter if' over a The Harvard authorities will make use of the legacy bar or stave ?" she asked.
left to the university by Catharine Page Perkins to erect "Forte," answered one of the pupils.
a dormitory to be known as Perkins Hall. "And what does the character 'ff' mean ?"
There was a short period of forgetfulness on the part of The University of Chicago cleared about $40,000 this the children and then one of them shouted triumphantly summer by renting its dormitories to the World's Fair “Eighty.”—N. Y. Morning Journal.
A young man ambitious for success wrote to Dr. Oliver By a recent action of the Board of Trustees the Law Wendell Holmes asking four questions. The reply was : School of DePauw University will be discontinued at the
1. A young man of good taste and good principles may end of this year. safely go to see a good actor in a good play.
2. The best three books? The Bible, Shakespeare's Girls in Kansas University last year, 296; this year, 400. plays, and a good dictionary, say Worcester or Webster.
3. To obtain "real success"? Real work; concentration TEACHERS WANTED.-Apply at once, Teachers' Proon some useful calling adapted to his abilities.
tective Association, Rembrandt Hall Building, Detroit, 4. Shall he smoke? Certainly not. It is liable to in- Mich.
The largest meteoric in the country has just been placed
minutes lite on exbibition in the Harvard museum,
| our It weighs over half a ton, and contains meteoric diamonds.
is made whereof
are For larger salaries or change of location, address Teach
like x corals multitudinous ers' Co-Operative Association, 70 Dearborn St., Chicago In this sentence objects are compared, hence like is a Orville Brewer, Manager.
predicate adjective, followed by a preposition understood
Note the difference in the use of like in the two sentences Query Column.
26. What sum must be paid annually to make an in15. Who wrote, “Auld Robin Gray,” and for what spe-surance policy worth $1000 at the end of 20 years, interest cial purpose?
compounding at the rate of 4 per cent.? Lady Anne Barnard (1772), in order to raise a little
Let a = annual payment, then money for an old nurse.
1.04 a=value at close of ist year.
16. What is the origin of the expression, . "Warm as a 1.04 at 1.04 a=
1.04a +1.04a +1.04a=
3d In South Staffordshire, Eng., there is a slaty coal which does rot burn but lies in the fire till it becomes red hot and 1.040 +1.040 +1.04a +
1.048= value at close it is then called "bat,” which gave rise to the expression, of 20th year.
1.04 a-1.04a 17. What is Bohemian literature?
S 1000. Desultory reading is Bohemian literature.
.04 30.96819a = 1000
1000 24. Analyze,
= $32.29+ "Satan goeth about like a roaring lion, seeking whom
J. M. PEOPLES. be may devour.
he 1 Satan seeking |
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