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In the artruom of the manual training building perience, a high degree of ability and a manly pubSeptember 18tli at Santa Barbara the Educational lic spirit that promise volumes for its successful adAssociation of this city held its first meeting of the ministration. school year. Miss Ednah A. Rich. the superintendent of the manual training school, was elected
P. W. Smith, Superintendent of Placer president and Mrs. Lulu F. Mitchell, supervisor of County, has issued the following: I am glad the kindergartens, vice-president. Miss Maude Ro- to state that during the past year, with few bioson was chosen secretary, while Prof. W. A. exceptions, the schools of the county have Stafford will have charge of the finances. It has not been prosperous and progressive. The yet been decided just what direction the work of finances of the districts were never in better improvement will be in this year, but it will pro- condition. All the districts of the county bably be soinething in connection with the new
except three were able to pay all their curHigh School. It was thru the work of this association that pictures and casts for the schools were
rent expenses without drawing on the apporbought last year.
tion ment made July 12, 1901. Never before
in the history of the county has so great an The San Bernardino Index publishes the follow. interest been shown in the affairs of the ing in reference to Superintendent McPherron, the schools and the subject of education in gensuccessor of Lulu Clair Bahr: Our new County eral. Many of the school bui diogs and Superintendent of Public Schools, Professor Asbury grounds bave been improved and adorned. Sullens McPherron, is a resident of Redlands, and During the rear a County High School has a native of Tennessee, where he was born fifty. been established and will open for be adseven years ago. The most of his life has been spent
mission of students in the Sierra Normal in Iowa. whither he came in his childhood There the greater part of his life work has been done,
Co lege Building. Auburn, on August 26, thence he went to get his education, and ibere he
1901, under the most favorable conditions. buckled on the armor of the Union to fight in his An up-to-date course of study has been country's battles when civil war broke out. He adopted, and a corps of able instructors bas enlisted at the outbreak of the war in the Fifteenth been employed. The classrooms have been Iowa Infantry, served thru the most of the war, and renovated, new furniture has been purchased, has the honor of wearing on his lapel the badge ci and a laboratory has been construrted and the Grand Army of the Republic He went to Ohio
equipped with new physical and chemical for a college training, graduating at the famous
apparatus. Tuition is free, and a'l who are Oberlin. He was afterwards principal, for two
qualified are welcome to enter. years, of one of the high schools of Akron, Ohio, a town that stands so high in the high school system of that State as to have "set the pace" for it and be the parent of rather than a subjective part DEAFNESS CANNOT BE CURED of the system. In Iowa he was for some years principal of the normal department of Tabor college.
by local applications as they cannot reach the dis
eased portion of the ear. There is only one way to He has had over 25 years' experience as a teacher
cure deafness, and that is by constitutional remein college and public schools - chiefly the latter. From lowa he came to California sixteen years ago,
dies. Deafness is caused by an inflamed condition
of tbe mucous lining of the Eusrachian Tube. settling first in Los Angeles, where he was for three
When this is inflated you have a rumbling sound years a teacher in the public schools of that city.
or imperfect hearing, and when it is entirely closed, For the past thirteen years he has been a resident
Deafness is the result, and unless the inflamation of Redlands. The most of the time he has been teaching in that city and at Highland, the last three
can be taken out and this tube restored to its por
mal condition, hearing will be destroyed forever; years in connection with the Redlands High School,
nine cases out of ten are caused by Catarrh, which and for two years was the presiding officer of its High School Board. He bas long taken a prominent
is nothing but an inflamed condition of the mucous
surfaces. part in the county institutes of this county, and for
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any case many years has been fully identified with all its educational interests Monday being a legal holi
of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be cured day Professor McPherron only took formal possess
by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. ion of his office yesterday, and speaks in the highest terms of the admirable condition in which he
Sold by druggists, 750. found things left by his predecessor, Miss Bahr, as
Hall's Family Pills are the best well as of the grace with which that lady has in
* ducted him into the duties of his office. Altogether,
A. W. Atherton, head of the Commercial DeProfessor McPherron brings to his office a ripe ex
partment of the Berkeley High School, has resigned.
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Olive School District. Editor Western Journal of Education:
DEAR SIR: Some time ago I attended the closing exercises of the Olive school, in this county; whi e there, I saw something that was new to me, – perhaps it may be of interest to you.
Olive is one of the dryest, barest districts in the whole county. It is difficult to get any kind of vegetation to grow there; and we have just passed thru three dry seasons that have almost turned it into a desert.
Nevertheless, the people there have made noble efforts for their school. Three years ago they turned out to an Arbor Day celebration and planted a fine lot of trees. Then they sunk a well, having to go down a hundred feet; and they put over it a neat little windmill that merrily pumps away whenever the wind blows, sending out a slender stream of clear water that soon loses itself in the thirsty sands. They have managed to make those trees grow and already the children have their playhouses under them and eat their lunches in their shade — they make a striking feature of the landscape.
For the closing exercises this year the people gathered in again and had a picnic dinner in the schoolhouse — a good old-fashioned dinner, with roast chicken, baked beans, pumpkin pie, boiled ham, great cards of new honey and many other things to gladden the heart of man. While the tables were being arranged, the teacher, Miss Mary Mortimer, went out with a pan to a little garden near the well that had been planted and cared for by the pupils during the past term. She gathered a quantity of bright red radishes and sweet young onions and took them in to garnish the tables and add savor to the feast.
Now, may be you think those children were not pleased and proud to see their parents and friends actually eating and enjoying the fruits of that precious garden, and commenting on the success of their labors. It was the happiest day of their lives. Really, it was a fine occasion.
I have seen a thousand school districts in California with ten times the natural opportunities that Olive ever had, and that yet remain, year after year, bare, harsh, forbidding, miserable. I wish their trustees and teachers could go with me to a picnic at the little red schoolhouse of Olive, to learn that difficulties are merely things to be overcome. Very truly yours,
In Civics and Citizenship - How vain the blow of the assassin at the machinery of the government which moved on as if he had not been.. How interesting - how unforgetablethe study of that machinery at such a time. In History, which thrilled to the ends of the earth by telegraph and cable, thundered in ten thousand presses; in the indignant voice of Civilization and woke the echoes of Past History un. til its figures lived again. In Language, What inspiration in the vivid pictures of this epoch making time - in a topic which is on every tongue. In Geography – Every nation in the world fashing its sympathy to the Great Republic. In Business Methods – How the great ship of Commerce for a moment quivered at the shock, and what au insight into the resources of Finan. cial Science instantly brought into play for her protection. In Physiology – Hygiene – Anatomy. – There the world watched with bated breath the vain but marv, lous skill of the physicians, and with heart beating between hope and despair counted the pulsations of the dying President.
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In speaking with the editor about this unique experience, Mr. Hyatt remarked :
"One salient point impressed itself on me; I am not sure I understand its significance. Couldn't you submit it to Dr. Dewey, G. Stanley Hall or Dr. Burk, or some other of our educational physicians and ask for a diagnosis ?
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