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Secretary John W. Dickinson of the Massachusetts ing and pedagogy in the State Normal University at State Board of Education, virtually state superintend- Normal. ent of schools for nearly twenty years, has tendered

Doctor Slocum of Colorado has declined the regenhis resignation, to take effect early in January.

cy of the University of Illinois at $7500 a year, and Prof. Palmer of Harvard is about taking as his res- will remain with the institution he has done

so much idence the house in the college yard where Dr. Pea- to build up. body lived for so many years.

Rev. Robert Allyn, D. D., LL. D., for twenty years The venerable Elizabeth P. Peabody, Jamaica Plain, president of the Southern Illinois Normal University died Jan. 4. She was one of the advanced educators and one of the faithful attendants upon the N. E. A. of the country, was directly concerned in the intro- for many years, died on the oth inst., of "grip." He duction of the kindergarten system in this country was a native of Connecticut (Jan. 25, 1817), a graduate and has been foremost in all educational reforms, of Wesleyan University (1841); was principal at Wilespecially in that of establishing new and important braham for four years, at East Greenwich, R. I., for methods in the existing school system. She was five years; was a member of the Rhode Island legislaborn in Billerica, Mass., May 16, 1804.

ture and commissioner of education in that state. Dr. Oscar Faulhaber has resigned his professorship Professor Lindahl goes back from his work at of French and German in Phillips Exeter Academy, Springfield to Augustina College, Rock Island. This to take effect at the close of this school year, when he college is a Swedish institution, and is doing excellent will have completed twenty years of service as in- work. structor or professor. A thorough scholar, he has a national reputation as an authority in his specialties,

Hints. and he will retire with the deep regret of pupils and friends.

On Eyesight. Mr. H. F. Brooks of the city of McKeesport, Alle

A school principal of Brooklyn is making some interestgheny county, Pa., has been elected and commissioned ing investigations regarding the eyesight of the children to the office of City Superintendent, to fill the unex- who come under his care, and he is adopting a very simple pired term of Supt. P. A. Shanor, who recently re- test, which may be new to a great many people. Taking signed.

a sheet of paper he draws four perpendicular marks with a Professor Julius Schrader, the well known historic lead pencil, then four slanting ones, and lastly four hori

. painter, now in his 78th year, who resigned his pro- the directs him to walk away from the paper and tell him

zontal ones. Holding the sheet of paper before the pupil fessorship at the Berlin academy some time ago, has

when he first loses sight of any of the lines, which ones been obliged to suspend work in consequence of a

they are, and which one can be seen at the greatest distance. serious cye trouble.

He relates the result of his investigations, thus far, as folMiss Elizabeth P. Peabody, who died at her home lows: in Jamaica Plain, Jan. 5th, at the age of 89, was sister "In every instance but one have I found that the perpenin-law to Nathaniel Hawthorne and Horace Mann. dicular lines can be seen at the greatest distance. It does She was an eminently successful teacher and a pioneer not indicate any peculiarity of eyesight to see them farther kindergarten advocate. She was the last of a remark- than the horizontal lines, but simply that they are able company of educational leaders.

legible to ninety-nine pairs of eyes out of a hundred. Supt. J. H. Freeman, of the East Aurora schools, I11., whose eyes were crooked. The writing of the future, the

The one exception that I met with was that of a person is annonnced as a candidate before the next republi- ideal writing, will be formed entirely of perpendicular lines. can state convention for the place on the republican The English civil service system now requires its candidates ticket of state superintendent of public instruction.

to write in that manner. In the first place it is the most Prof. C. C. Van Liew of the St. Cloud Normal rapid form of chirography, and the length of the stems beSchool, Minnesota, has been elected professor of read-Itween parallel lines of a given length apart, must of neces

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sity be shorter than the length of the slanting stems be- The boy that cuts a desk with his knife should be puntween such parallel lines. Then, too, perpendicular, or ished. The only effectual remedy against cutting desks is what is called back-hand writing, is much more legible, and to keep the knives out of sight. Request every body to to me is more business-like, if not more artistic.-Popular keep his knife in his pocket in the room, except when he Educator

gets permission to use it, then declare "contraband” and

subject to seizure every knife you see in school.---Texas Rules For the School Room.

School Journal

Supt. Mowry, of the Salem, Mass., schools, has issued Educational Intelligence ards his teachers containing, among others, the following excellent practical suggestions of school government: At a meeting of the faculty of Jefferson Medical College

1. Prevention of the wrong doing is better than punish- Monday evening of last week it was unanimously decided ing the wrong done.

to extend the course from three to four years Similar 2. Never charge a pupil with a misdemeanor on

mere action has been taken by the faculty of the Medical School suspicion, never at all unless you have positive proof, an of the University of Pennsylvania, where the four years' absolute demonstration, that he is the guilty one.

course is now in effect, and by Hahnemann College, and 3. Exercise great care in taking a stand that you may the Woman's Medical College. The usual course in medihave no occasion to retreat.

cal colleges has been three years in length, and the move4. Fault finding is not calculated to cure a fault. ment to extend it another year is quite recent. Those

5. Distrust in the teacher breeds deceit in the pupil. other colleges in the country where the longer course is in Therefore always trust your pupils.

effect are Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, 6. Absolute selt-control on the part of the teacher is a and the University of Michigan. necessary prerequisite to proper control of the pupils.

The State Board of Medical Examiners, from which all 7. Obedience won is far better and easier than obedience physicians must secure a diploma before they can practice, compelled.

has announced that after 1898 they will not recognize or 8. A child properly employed is easily controlled.

receive for examination any graduate from a school having 9. A school not properly controlled is a school of little

a three years' course. progress or profit.

The faculty of Jefferson College deemed it wise to adopo 10. Never threaten; never chide angrily; above all, the longer course at once, though not compelled to do so never use, in the least degree or under any circumstances, for four years. The new order will go into effect at the

beginning of the term of 1895-96. The Board of Trustees

must pass upon the question, but will indorse the action of Appearance of Your Room.

the faculty. Look to the appearance of your room at all hours. If the windows are dusty and dingy have them cleaned by

It is officially announced that a session of the summer the janitor, if you have one; if none then by your pupils

. school will be held in Amherst this year. Dr. Sauveur, If your stove is rusty have it polished. Keep the papers

who conducted such a school in Amherst from 1877 to off the floor. If your room is not thoroughly dusted once 1883 and has since been at the head of the Sauveur School a day

, at least, you should "make a dust” about it or sub- of Languages, will combine with Professor Montague in mit to being “dusted" yourself. Keep the tops of the Amherst the Sauvuer College of Languages and Amherst desks free from books. Pupils cannot work on a crowded Summer School. desk, to say nothing of neatness. These things are worthy

The West Chester School Board, Pa., is considering the your attention, because, first, the school-room is the only decent room your pupils will see during the year. And question of introducing sewing, both plain and fancy, into those of your pupils that come from nice homes should not the schools of that borough. be compelled to regard the school room as a place of carelessness, dust and dirt. “Cleanliness is next to godliness” TEACHERS WANTED.-Apply at once, Teachers' Prodoes not lose its strength with age. Keep •everything in tective Association, Rembrandt Hall Building, Detroit, its proper place this year.

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Sixty languages were known by Christian Joachim Mohn, to corporal punishment, especially condemining the violaa Norwegian, who died recently in Naples, at the age of tion of that portion of the law which prohibits punishment eighty-five.

about the head and face, and announced himself ready to

revoke the certificate of any teacher guilty of it, even to Secretary Carlisle has decided to throw open to young the extent of pulling ears or hair. men in civil life the examinations for cadetship in the revenue cutter service. Heretofore the officers for this ser- The London school board has engaged ten dentists at a vice were secured from the naval academy. If there is a salary of $750, whose duties it is to exainine the teeth of sufficient number of applicants from the Pacific coast, an the different schools of London. examining board will be appointed in San Francisco.

The University of Missouri has received from the State The Hebrew kindergarten of the Young Women's Union and in interest on its endowment fund, $525,000. No

Legislature since February 1891, by direct appropriation at 238 Pine street, Philadelphia, Pa., enrolls fifty children, other state in this country has given its university so much with an average attendance of thirty.

money in so short a time.

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Supt. Charles E. Gorton and Prof. Edward R. Shaw, of Great Britain has eleven universities, with 344 professors
the School of Pedagogy of the University of the City of and 13,400 students.
New York, are making a very careful test of the vertical

The kindergarten training school at Lincoln, Neb., is writing in the second, third, and fourth, and fifth years in

full, many having been turned away. Those attending a public school of Yonkers, N: Y. The test has been a

are studying with Prof. Bruner of the state university. The
severe one, and thus far the results are markedly in favor
of vertical script.-School Journal.

mothers' meetings are well attended and great interest is
manifested in the children.

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The High School gymnasiums of Cincinnati have just been opened for use. They are said to be perfect in ap-tion, of Pa., has decided that free text books furnished

State Supt. Schaeffer, Superintendent of Public Instrucpointment and finish.

at the expense of the various school districts of the ComThe board of aldermen at Lexington, Ky., have passed monwealth, are for the use of the children in attendance an ordinance, appropriating $100 to Miss Laura Charles for upon the public schools of their respective districts, and

that Boards of Directors have nothing to do officially with kindergarten work.

private or subscription schools. Chicago University has purchased for $80,000 the library and manuscripts of the Historian Bancroft. The

Mr. Marshall Field, of Chicago, has subscribed $1,000,library contains 225,0co volumes. It is the largest in any

000 to found a Museum of Natural History in Chicago, on of the American universities.

the condition that $500,000 is subscribed by other citizens.

The art building within the fair grounds will be retained as The first woman that ever gave money to Harvard Col- a permanent building for the new museum. lege could not have fancied in her most imaginative mo

A technical school is to be established at Osaka, Japan, ment that more than 250 years later her girlhood's name for the training of youths in various handicrafts. would be given to a college for women at Harvard. Anne Radcliffe, who was afterwards Dame Moulson, sent her The Industrial course, Santee, Neb., normal training hundred pounds over seas from England to aid the cause school includes blacksmithing, carpentry, shoemaking, of education. She cast her bread upon the waters, and it printing, farming and cooking. The institution is under is returned to her memory in honor after all these many the charge of the American Missionary Association, and is days. Mrs. Agassiz, the President of the Harvard Annex, the chief training school of Indian teachers and ministers is congratulated on this most charming and suggestive Nearly 1,000 pupils have attended since it was started in choice of a name.

1870. At present it has 150 pupils and a corps of twenty

three instructors. The Rev. Alfred L. Riggs is the prinSuperintendent Turner, of Spokane, Wash., is opposed cipal.

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Eton College, England's most famous preparatory

25 = 4.3094 = 5.8+ school, has been greatly stirred by the announcement that

(5.8)2 X 3.1416 X 3 = 317.05+ the head master and his assistants have received rnenacing

500—317.05+=182 +. pamphlets and letters, presumably from anarchists. The

Hence, 182 = inches waste provocation of the anachists was found in the utterances of

E. L. BOWMAN, a few senior studtnts in a recent debate on the great coal

Tug River, W. Va. strike which favored the cause of the employers. The Answered also by Prof. J. D. Warfield, Brookville, Md. anarchists are supposed to have learned of the debate

2. "The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, through the report published in the college magazine. The

And all that beauty, all that wealth, e'er gave, approaches to the college and the buildings are watched

Awaits alike the inevitable hour;

The paths of glory lead but to the grave.''

Why awaits rather than await? The oldest German university is that of Heidelberg,

The first word of the third line is awaits because the subfounded in 1386.

ject of the seatence is hour. That is, death, the inevitable Ex-Supt. Nathan B. Coy has purchased the Colorado hour

, awaits the boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, etc. They do not await death.

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School Journal and will be its editor-in-chief, assisted by
Aaron Gove. Success to him in his new field.

4. How dispose of Mary's in the sentence, "That book

of Mary's was lost? Twelve hours per week is all that is required at Har- I would say Mary's is a noun having the possessive vard. Students are discouraged by the faculty from tak- form but in the objective case after the preposition of. ing more,

The use of a word in a sentence and not its form determines its case in English.

R. S. The system of department teaching has beed adopted with good results in one of the Jersey City schools.

Queries 2, 3, and 4 have been answered also by Prof.

V. C. Gambrell of Wapello, Ia. CHICAGO, Jan. 3.- President Harper, of Chicago Uni

QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED. versity, announces that John D. Rockefeller has given the college $50,000 for books and equipment. Mr. Rocke

I. Diagram, feller has already given the college about $3,500,000.

“The character of Washington is among the most cher:

ished contemplations of my life." For larger salaries or change of location, address Teach

12. Diagram, ers' Co-Operative Association, 70 Dearborn St., Chicago

"Alike for feast and fight prepared, Orville Brewer, Manager.

Battle and banquet both they shared."

J. E. C. Query Column.

13. What is a Congressman at large?. F. H. H.

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14. A train leaves a certain station at 9.30 a. m., and

goes 2773 miles an hour. Another train leaves at 10.15 124.

A tinner has a circular sheet of tin containing a. m., and goes 41 miles an hour. When will the latter 500 sq. in. and he cuts out three circular pieces as large as overtake the former ?

F. H. H. possible. How many inches of waste are there? I=R small circle.

15. Who wrote, "Auld Robin Gray," and for what spe

cial purpose?
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16. What is the origin of the expression, "Warm as a 4.3094 = R of circle.

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17. What is Bohemian literature? =25+ V.785389 25:X :: 4.3094 : 1.

18. What kind of metal is Corin thian brass ?

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LITERARY AND SOIENTIFIO tax upon the introduction of art into America. That the

newest of the great nations, the one least equipped artistiEx-President HARRISON SUMS IT UP.-The 28th cally, the one most needing the examples and culture of commencement exercise of the Pierce School of Business art in its homes, schools and manufactures, should be the and Shorthand, 917 Chestnut St., Phila., was recently held one to stand at the ports of entry with a club in its hand in the Academy of Music. The orator of the occasion to beat back the very thing we most require, is a reproach was no less a distinguished personage than ex-President to American intelligence and a disgrace to our legislators. Harrison, and his remarkable address on that occasion has the lesson of the World's Fair will have been in great part been made the subject of national comment. In his direct lost unless it teaches our lawmakers the necessity of reremarks to the 170 young men and women graduates, he moving a tax which is an ignorant and brutal clog upon emphasized the great training value of the Peirce school national progress.

Ex. by referring to, “the eminently practical curriculum which they (the graduates) had now completed.” “Eminently

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The D. Lothrop Co., book publishers, Boston, has made life. For the past year I have been up and going in ease an assignment—liabilities $250,000; assets $6,000. The

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