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A correspondent from Baltimore writes as follows

in answer to a late editorial.


Dear Sir,
Lock Box 1258.
Philadelphia, Pa.

I have just read your editorial ALBERT N. RAUB,

on the patronage of School Journals by country and RATE OF SUBSCRIPTION.

city teachers. (Postage prepaid by Publisher.)

Did it ever occur to you that the country teacher Single Subscription, per year, in advance,

$1 50 Single Subscription, per half year,

7 is as a rule principal, and monarch of all he surveys,

able to try all things and to hold fast to that which is Entered at the Post-Office at Philadelphia, Pa., as Second-Class Matter.

best, while the city teacher, whether principal or - Office 1020 Chestnut Street, Room 2.

assistant, has her work laid out for her, and it is not

for her to reason why, but to follow implicitly the SEE THIS OFFER.

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and independent action, and it is perfectly natural We give below the names of twenty-six extra good stand that those teachers whose environment is in harmony ard books, any one of which will be sent free as a premium to each subscriber to the WEEKLY EDUCATIONAL NEws who with such teaching, should manifest a greater interest will send $1.50 in advance for the paper for one year and 10 in the journals than others. cents to pay postage on the book. 1. Robinson Crusoe.

It is not because the city teacher is anchored that 2. Arabian Nights Entertainments. 3. Swiss Family Robinson.

she does not patronize school journals, but on ac4: Don Quixote.

count of the insecurity of her moorings that she trims 8. Vicar of Wakefield. 6. Dickens' Child's History of England.

her sails for local breezes. I have tried both country Last Days of Pompeii. Ivanhoe.

and city.

J. D. L. 9. Tom Brown's School Days at Rugby. 10. Grimm's Popular Tales.

In answer to our correspondent, the editor would 11. Grimm's Household Stories. 12. Pickwick Papers.

say that as he has had experience in all grades of 13. Speeches of Webster.

school from the rural ungraded school up to the 14. Life of Daniel Webster 15. Lifeof Washington.

superintendency, he very fully appreciates the point 16. Life of Patrick Henry. 17. Jane Eyre.

made that the teacher in the city school has her work 18. Lucile.

"cut out" and is in too many cases, more's the pity, 19, Anderson's Fairy Tales. 20. Tom Brown at Oxford.

compelled implicitly to follow instructions without 21. John Halifax, Gentleman. 22. Tennyson's Poems.

questioning. Doubtless one of the weak features of

. 23. Plain Thoughts on the Art of Living. 24. Æsop's Fables.

many of our city school systems is the fact that the 25. Swineford's Literature for Beginners.

teacher is to some extent a machine. Originality is 26. Hints and Helps on English Grammar. These books are all bound in cloth and well printed. They not expected of her. Her work is measured, and she will grace any one's library.

is expected to do it, but, notwithstanding the great EDUCATIONAL NEWS CO.,


boast usually of the city papers, it is not always well Box 1258.


done for the very reason that she does not individ

ualize her teaching. We think our correspondent is For $400, we will send the Forum and the weekly correct also that the city teacher trims her sails some

, EDUCATIONAL News one year, the cash must accom- what to local breezes in order that she may keep to pany the order. For three dollars, we will send the EDUCATIONAL NEW

her moorings. weekly for one year, and Macaulay's History of England

Too often politics has much to do with her ability 5 volo., cloth, worth alone $3.76.

to hold a position when she once secures it, and inde


pendence of both thought and action are almost im-readers will understand the reason for this when we possible.

explain that we have to pay cash for the premiums. Some years ago the editor had occasion to approach a member of the legislature, hailing from a . Our readers will be glad to know that the pedagoglarge city, with a request for his influence in favor of ical and literary works of the editor are still having an an appropriation for the Normal Schools of the State.extensive sale. Later we shall be able to give a numHe was met with a rebuff on the ground that most ber of the schools into which they have been fintroteachers were personal pets of saloon men and others duced during the last few months. Persons interested of importance in the ring politics in the cities. There should write directly to Raub & Co. or the EDUCAmay be cases where this is true but they ought to be TIONAL News, as no agents are employed. rare, and possibly they are. The language which this lawmaker used in characterizing the influence which Have you a friend to whom you would like to send put and held teachers in their places in his own city the News for four or five weeks free, in order that he was simply of such a character that it cannot be re-may examine with a view to subscribing? If so, send produced here.

us a postal card with the request, and it will be comAgreeing with our correspondent in the main, we plied with promptly. still think that the conscientious teacher in the city as well as her sister or brother in the country ought to The editor regrets that previous engagements preread educational journals and study educational vented his attending several of the county institutes works more assiduously than she does.

of New Jersey, to which he had invitations. He has

promised to attend one at least in Maryland where he It has given us much pleasure lately to find many hopes to meet personally a number of the subscribers old subscribers returning to us. Some of these dis- to this journal. continued their paper several years ago, and though

The Philadelphia Sunday Times, Oct. 21, had a some have drifted as far west as Nebraska and Colorado, their welcome letters come back to us with the four column article on Delaware College, written by request that we again enter their names as subscribers. Miss May M. Janvier, a graduate of the College, and


a Of course we are very grateful for the encouraging now teaching at Clayton, N. J. The article is gratewords they give us and for the evidence that the News fully appreciated by the friends of the College. commends itself to their good judgment.

Personal Items.

Have you sent us that subscriber? Our lists are

Prof. E. S. Dieter, of the preparatory department of not full. Remember if you send us four new sub. Muhlenberg College, has been elected Professor of cribers at our low special or premium rates we will Mathematics in the Allentown High School. send you a copy of the paper and the premium free.

Miss Alice C. Fuller of Fitchburg has been enThis offer is good to our present subscribers on their

gaged as an assistant in the high school of that city. renewals as well as to others.

Miss Emma Bates, the Republican nominee for state Many a school principal could help us and help the superintendent of public instruction in North Dakota, cause we represent by calling the attention of his is a native of Chautauqua Co., N.Y., and a graduate of friends and assistants to our low rates, and having Alleghany College. them accept our terms. We will give a credit of sev. G. W. A. Lucky, who has been attending Stanford eral months when desired, sending the paper as soon for two years, has accepted an offer of a Senior Felas subscription is received, but reserving the right to lowship at Clark University, Worcester, Mass. send the premium only when payment is made. Our

E. B. McGilvary, the new instructor in English in

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the University of California, was gradnated at David- Fought, who goes to Indiana University as assistant. son College, N. C., in 1884. He took his Master's

R. W. Coddington, of Union City, has been elected Degree in Greek Philosophy at Princeton, N. J., and

principal of the high school in Knoxville, Tenn., at a was Fellow in Greek in the same university,

salary of $1,500 per year, and Miss Carrie Willard, of Miss Annie Shaffer, a graduate of the Lock Haven the same place, has accepted an offer to take charge High School, and formerly a teacher in that city, was of the musical department of Idianola College, Ia. recently nominated at a county convention at Chip

C. W. Hills, of Pentwater, has become assistant pewa Falls, Wis., for superintendent of schools. C. P. Garrison has been elected superintendent of Smith who leaves for the State of Washington. Supt.

principal in the Ferris Industrial School, vice F. D. the school of Du Bois City, Pa.

Lewis of Muskegon Heights has taken the Pentwater Miss M. E. Cotting, for several years training schools. school principal in Lynn, Mass., is elected kinder

Miss Nellie Jordan, of Kalamazoo, has been engarten training school teacher for Providence, Rhode

gaged as teacher in the Lansing High School. Island. Gertrude C. Ellis, formerly a teacher in the Clover- lic Instruction of Alabama, will resign his office on

Hon. John G. Harris, State Superintendent of Pubdale schools, Cal., has been nominated for Superin-the 30th day of November next, and Hon. John O.

. 0 tendent of Schools in Austin, Minn.

Turner will be elected in his stead. Prof. J. H, Alumbaugh, formerly a teacher in the

Prof. J. D. Shaw, late of Parker county, is principal Hunt county public schools, is professor of English, of school at Proctor, Comanche county, Tex. History, Mathematics and Natural Science, in Cal

The principal of the new normal school at Jamaica, N. houn College, Tex.

Y., is to be Archibald Charles McLachlan, the institute Prof. W. A. Stuckey, an A. B. from the University

conductor. He was graduated from Hamilton Colof South Carolina, and an A. M. from Vanderbilt, is

lege in 1881, was for nine years superintendent of President of Calhoun College, Kingston, Tex.

schools in Seneca Falls, and has proved very popular Mr. C. B. Kelly, principal at Port Allegheny, was in the institute work. He is a man of sterling characmarried lately to Miss Isabelle M. Diffenbach, of ter and of Christian refinement, a fervent orator, and Renovo.

an energetic executive. 0. J. Cory, of North Baltimore, has been called to the superintendency at Bloomville, Ohio.

Hints. Principal Louis Rhoton, formerly of the Fort Steele school, Little Rock, is promoted to the principalship

Desk Work--A Game of Words. of the high school, and the teaching force augmented

The children were so interested in arranging words alphaby the addition of A. C. Youmans, recently of Johns

betically, that the teacher tried another plan. She assignHopkins. Several changes in ward principalship were ed certain paragraphs, sometimes a whole lesson, the made there this year.

words of which were to be arranged alphabetically. To Captain J. R. Anthony will leave Crawfordville, mark it she simply wrote the alphabet on the blackboard, and, in conjunction with Mr. R. C. Woodard, will and asked, "How many A's?” Some pupil gave the numestablish a normal and business school at Adel, Ga. ber of words beginning with A he had written, and she

Rev. John C. Kilgo, the new president of Trinity placed the figure representing that number by the A on College, was installed by appropriate and impressive here was a vigorous waving of hands. It it was doubted

the blackboard. If others had found a larger number,

. ceremonies on September 19.

that a child had found as many words as he claimed, then Geo. B. Miller, a gradu: *

tudent in Leland Stan- he was called on to read his list. Otherwise merely the ford University, has been elected professor of mathe-number was given. Those who had less than the right matics in Vincennes University, to succeed Prof. John number marked it with a cross to show a mistake. Each


letter was taken in turn this way. Pupils whose slates Oswego College, the Presbyterian Female College of were correct were rewarded by showing them to the teacher Kansas, begins her new school year with an increase in or proudly writing their names on the blackboard. It was enrollment of nearly 50 per cent. The dormitory is now full considered a game and enjoyed as such.

and a new dormitory must be built.

Valuable Hints.

Supt. Albert E. Jenninngs of Manistee is the nominee for Superintendent of Public Instruction on the Democratic

ticket, Michigan. Do not ask questions in rotation. Do not point to the pupil you wish to answer, while giv

Miss Anna M. Earle, of Philadelphia, is the fortunate ing the question.

winner of the Oxford Summer Meeting Scholarship of $150, Do not even look fixedly at the pupil whom you wish to established by the American visitors and students present answer, while giving the question.

at the Oxford Meeting of 1892, to defray the expenses of an State questions to the class as a whole; ask one member American Extension student to coming meeting in August. for the answer.

Five papers were forwarded to Mr. Sadler in competition Do not wait an instant for the answer, when reviewing for the Scholarship, and Mr. G. N. Richardson, lecturer at most subjects.

Oriel and Pembroke Colleges, one of the examiners, wrote Do not look steadily at the pupil who is answering.

that Miss Earle's "paper is distinctly the best.” Do not repeat a question to oblige those who are inattentive.-James C. Hughes.

Bobby—“Papa, are you a Christian ?

Papa—"I can't tell now, sonny; wait till this putting-up A Spelling Exercise.

stove season is over.-—"Courier Journal.


in your

1. Spell six words that describe a circle and its parts. The late Judge William Walter Phelps bequeathed $190,

2. Spell the names of the coins in common use in the ooo to Yale University to be used for a building on the United States.

campus . 3. Spell the names of the divisions of land used in the study of geography; also the names of the bodies of water. The Denver schools, Colorado, open September 4th,

4. Spell the names of the vegetables used for food in with an increase of about 4,000 over that of last year. The your town or city.

increase is no doubt due, in a great measure, to the adop5. Spell the names of the varieties of meat eaten by the tion of free text-books for the schools. The high schools people of the United States.

are over-crowded. 6. Spell the names of all the trees that


A meeting of Normal School principals will be held neighborhood.

in Harrisburg, December 11th, at the call of State Super7. Spell the names of six flowers you most admire.

intendent Schaeffer. 8. Spell the names by which triangles are known. 9. Spell the names of ten animals you know.

Superintendent S. T. Dutton of Brookline called his 10 Spell and give correctly the abbreviations for a mar- teachers together at the opening of the school year and deried lady.–Central School Journal.

livered an address, which is understood to be the first of a

series of annual addresses. One member of the board has Educational Intelligence.

published it at private expense for extended distribution. It

is an admirable address. Miss Gale, principal of a select school for young ladies

SCHOOL BOARDS MUST PAY THE Tax.-Harrisburg, in Napa, Cal.,was burned to death on the evening of Septem- Pa.,-Attorney-General Hensel has instructed Superintenber 25th. A fire broke out in the building occupied by her dent of Public Instruction Schaeffer that School Boards isand before assistance could reach her she perished. Miss suing school bonds containing the words, “free from all Gale was fifty-three years of age and a native of Scot- taxation,” are required to pay tax on the bonás. He says land. She went to Napa thirty-five years ago. For many this form of bond establishes a contract between the board years she was connected with the Napa Ladies' College as and the owner of the bonds to relieve him from any tax on teacher of classics and music.

them, and that the board is liable for the State tax.

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Alfred Holbrook has entered on his fortieth year as pres- they say it is literally the finest. The laboratories are as ident of the National Normal at Lebanon, Ohio. He is in good as architect and principal knew how to plan. The

. his seventy-ninth year and yet retains his old-time vigor faculty is strengthened by the addition of Dr. James H. and enthusiasm. He has now in preparation a new book Shultz, Miss Agnes Coany, Miss Mary A. Lathrop, and entitled "Pedagogical Psychology."

Dr. F. B. Dresslar-all eminently qualified for the special

departments. The New York State Normal College honThe will of Mrs. Miranda W. Lux, of San Francisco, ored itself this summer by making Principal Edward T. provides for a fund of one million dollars or more for the Pierce Doctor of Pedagogy. promotion of schools of manual training for both sexes. Louis Sloss, A[rs. Sarah B. Cooper, Charles Holbrook, Yale has dispensed with graduation exercises. Many George C. Sargent and Thomas B. Bishop are appointed considerations commend, and many condemn the act. trustees, and in the language of the legacy are authorized Whatever may be said of these higher schools, we believe to "receive, invest and keep invested, the said trust fund the graduation excercises of the district schools to be helpand property, and after paying out of the income thereof ful and wholesome. Not the least of its benefits is the all necessary or proper expenses connected therewith, to nurture of the esprit du corps in the school.-Western apply the balance of the income to the promotion of School Journal. schools for manual training, industrial training and for teaching trades to young people of both sexes, in the State The Indianapolis Academy for boys opened September of California, and particularly in the city and county of 19. This is a new school, with A. P.H. Bloomer,a Prince. San Francisco, it being my desire to assist in furnishing ton man, as head master. The school maintains a full facilities for the education of young children from the time four years' course, and does high grade academic work. they leave the kindergarten schools, and while they are still quite young, in what is known as 'manual training,'

Superintendent-elect Jordan, of Arkansas, will assume and in all kinds of training looking to the acquisition of the duties of the office with the opening of the new year. useful trades by and through which habits of industry will His friends all predict a successful administration. It is be acquired and practical knowledge of those things which to be hoped that he may carry enough influence with the are useful in earning a living may be acquired, and I here- legislature to secure the establishment of a distinctively by give to my said trustees the fullest discretion in the ex- normal school. penditures of said net income, so that the greatest good may be accomplished, and to that end they may, if they The late Professor Cooke two years ago made a will, givthink best, use such portion of said income from time to ing Harvard College a reversionary interest in his estate, time as they deem expedient in connection with the public which would have amounted to about $250,000. Last schools in aid of the ends aforementioned.”

year, on account of the hard times, the college authorities

dismissed from the staff of instructors two of the Profes. St. Mary's College, Oakland, one of the largest and sor's relatives, with others, and on this account, a codicil finest school buildings in California was destroyed by fire to the will was made, in which the bequest to the college the night of September 23d.

was taken away.


The lady students in Chicago University study domestic The normal school at Cedar Falls, Iowa, has a larger sciences, which include plumbing, ventilating, heating and number of students than ever before in its history. With draining a house; the study of water, food and clothing the addition of three new teachers to the faculty, the work from a scientific point of view; dieting and food adultera- is still larger than it ought to be. tions; and the administrations of a household. Why not teach the young men the same?

Some years ago the Universalists opened in Logansport

Smithson College. This was intended by them to be a The Los Angeles Normal School, California, opens with national university. It soon failed because of lack of supmore than 400 normal students, and 425 in the train-port

. The property has lain idle for a number of years. ing department. The new ! i ding is a great success. Professor Michaels of Boston has just purchased it, and The assembly-room is one of the finest halls in America - I will open a large business college.

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