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Colorado State Normal School, Greeley.
Illinois State Normal Schools:

1. Northern State Normal School, Dekalb.
2. Illinois State Normal University, Normal.

3. Eastern Illinois State Normal School, Charleston.
Indiana State Normal School, Terre Haute.
Iowa State Normal School, Cedar Falls.
Kansas State Normal School, Emporia.
Massachusetts State Normal Schools:
1. Bridgeport.

5. Salem.
2. Framingham,

6. Westerfield
3. Fitchburg.

7. Worc ster.
4. Lowell.
Michigan State Normal Schools:

1. Ypsilanti.
2. Mt. Pleasant.

3. Marquett.
Minnesota State Normal Schools:

1. Mankato.
2. Moorhead,
3. St. Cloud.

4. Winona.
Missouri State Normal Schools:

I. Kirksville.

2. Warrensburg.
New Jersey State Normal School, Trenton,
New York State Normal Schools.
1. Potsdam.

7. Albany.
2. Oswego.

8. Brockport. 3. Cortland.

9. Geneseo. 4. Jamaica.

10. Fredonia.
5. Newpaltz

11. Buffalo.
6 Oneonta.
Nevada State Normal School (Normal Department Nevada University), Reno.
Rhode Island State Normal School, Providence.
Wisconsin State Normal Schools:

1. West Superior.
2. Oshkosh.

Action respecting the accrediting of other Normal Schools, and life diplomas and life certificates of other States, was deferred for further consideration and to a future meeting of the State Board.

The following named Kindergarten Training Schools were accredited by the State Board of Education and County, and City and County Boards of Educa. tion of California are authorized to grant to graduates of such institutions the kindergarten-primary certificate, as provided in (c)(3) Section 1775 of the Political Code:

Golden Gate Kindergarten Association of San Francisco, Cal.
Wylie Training School, Madison, Wisconsin.
Chicago Kindergarten Institute, Chicago, Illinois.


The following resolutions were adopted in reference to the granting of State diplomas and documents:

WHEREAS, At almost every meeting of this Board there are several applica. tions for diplomas and normal documents that do not comply with the requirements of the Political Code relative to the granting of the same, or with the rules adopted by the Board; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the following information be sent to the various City and County Superintendents and Boards of Education, thruout the State, for their guidance in recommending teachers for State credentials.

Resolved, That the Secretary is hereby directed to return all applications that do not fully comply with the requirements of the law and rules of the State Board of Education. (1) Section 1521 of the Political Code requir that af

nts for life diplomas must have taught successfully for forty-eight months in public schools or in regularly organized private schools of recognized standing.

(2) The certificate accompanying the application must be a valid one, granted under one or more of the provisions of Sections 1771, 1772, 1773, 1774, 1775, and 1791 of the Political Code, in full force and effect, and the applicant must have held the same for at least one year.

(3) If the certificate has been renewed, it must show the date of renewal (not the date at which such renewal will expiré — the law fixes that). A renewal, being the act of the Board of Education and not of the Superintendent, must be attested by the seal of the Board, just as the original certificate to be valid must be attested by the seal.

(4) All applicants for high school life diplomas must show a successful experience of twenty months in the California State University, a California State Normal School, or a high school established under the laws of this State.

In all cases of application for life diplomas, according to Section 1521 of the Political Code, there must be shown a successful experience of at least twenty one months in the public schools of California.

(5) The two years' successful experience meationed in subdivision third of Section 1503 of the Political Code, is construed by this Board to mean twenty months.

(6) All rules or regulations heretofore adopted in. conflict with the foregoing resolutions are hereby repealed.

In pursuance of the provisions of subdivision 12th of Sec. 1670 of the Political Code, relative to text-books to be used in the high schools of California, the Board adopted a list of books, from which high school boards must select books for use in their respective high schools, in the following subjects : Latin, Greek, History, Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Physiology, Physical Geography, Zoology, Geology, Botany, Geometry, Trigonometry, Arithmetic, Algebra, Commercial. A list of books on additional subjects will probably be adopted at the next meeting of the Board. (The list above given is too long to be published herewith, but has been printed in pamphlet form and sent to County and City Superintendents and to the High School Boards of the State.)

Action on applications for the special high school credential, as provided for in 2 (b) section 1521 of the Political Code was deferred until the next meeting of the Board.

The Committee on Grievances reported in the matter of the charges preferred against Mr. Leslie Jones, a teacher of Humboldt County, of unprofessional conduct respecting the use of intoxicating liquors that they did not deem said charges of such gravity or character as to warrant the State Board in taking action thereon, and recommended that such charges be dismissed; and the report was adopted.

The following-named persons were granted diplomas and documents in accordance with the recommendation of the Committee on Credentials:

Life Diplomas of the Grammar School. Carolyn E. Atherton, Marin; Stella M. Atwood, Riverside; M. Emilie Bergen, Alaneda; Edward Blackman, Tulare; Alice H. Blanchard, Contra Costa; Mitto Blevins, Mendocino; Frank August Bouelle, Los Angeles; Mrs. Frances E. Briones, Mendocino; Ermina Brown, Riverside; Marguerite Brown, Contra Costa; Sarah E. Campbell, San Joaquin; Nellie Carr, Sonoma; Ida E. Carrick, Los Angeles; Samuel Marsbal Chaney, G ean; Mrs. M. L. Chewning, San Diego; Alice E. Cooper, Nevada; Lewis D. Copeland, Riverside; Louise K. Curtin, Los Angeles; Stella Ep. dicott, Los Angeles; Alice A. Elvin, San Mateo; Ellen J. Foley, Solano: Mary Wildes Ford, Humboldt; Charles J. Fox Jr., Los Angeles; Elizabeth Hetherington Fox, Trinity; Elizabeth Freese. San Diego; Alberta Gamber, San Diego; Carrie J. Garsey, Mendocino; Charlotte H. Getchell, San Diego; Annie J. Graham, Stanislaus; Mary Blair Grant, Humboldt; Eva Griswold, Los Angeles; E. Blanche Hall, Madera; Irene G. Hall, Tuolumne; amy Hargrave, Walter Hargrave, Mendocino; Mrs. M. J. Harriman, Madera; M. P. Hubler, San Benito; J. Belle Jacoby, San Diego; Miltona M. Keith, San Diego; Zinie H. Kidder, Santa Cruz; Anita W. Leadbetter, F ora W. Lead better, San Joaquin; Aggie E. Lewis, Stanislaus; Emma L. Prather Long, Mendocino; Mrs. S. M. Long, Tuolumne; Mrs. Delta Clotfelter Luce, Tulare; Samuel N. McBride, Tulare; Kate McCarthy, Alice McCollum, Los Angeles; Adele Meyer, San Diego; Elizabeth M. Millard, Los Angeles; Bertha E. Morgan, Helen A. Morrill, Santa Cruz; Mary Margaret Murdock, Los Angeles ; Louisa J. Need, Sacramento; Ella M. Nevell, Esther F. Norton, Los Angeles; A. M. Nuckolls, E. M. Nuckolls, Mendocino; May L. Paine, Los Angeles; Joseph Warren D. Patton, Mendocino; 0. P. Payne, Tulare; Caroline V. Pease, Los Angeles: Lucy F. Phillips, Tripity; Elizabeth M. Richards, Nevada; Sarah A. Kelsey Reppy, Ventura; Clara E. Rodgers, Marin; Henrietta Rose. San Diego; Frederick W. Stein, Jr., Los Angeles; Alice Stewart, Hannab C. Stewart, Alameda; Julia D. Stoddard, Nevada; Ethel Stone, Lina P. Stone, San Diego; Mrs. M. E. Sturgeon, Tulare; Mabel Collier Sharpstein, San Diego; Nottie S. Siebert, Tuolumne; Kate R. Smith, Nevada; Winnifred A. Liner Smith, Humboldt; Albert F. Snow, San Diego; I. Wayne Soowden, Humboldt; Laura I. Thompson, Los Angeles; Emma M. Tillotson, San Diego; Kate Ennor Tremaine, Nevada; Honoria R. P. Tuomey, Sonoma; J. W. Utter, Mendocino; Maude Watkins, San Diego; Anna A. Webb, Contra Costa; Cecelia Marie Weinheimer, Trinity; Arminta Allison White, Santa Cruz; Mollie Wichmann, Nevada; Zona Williams, Louise Scott Worth, Tulare; John Ellsworth Wylie, Gleon; Effie E. Young, Alameda.

Life Diplomas of the High School. Gulielma Ruth Crocker, Alameda; T. H. Kirk, Monrovia; Harriet A. Nichols, Los Angeles; Edward B. Oakley, Riverside; Pleasant B. Westerman, Mendocino; G. H. Wilkinson, Sonoma.

New Issue Life Diplomas, Grammar School. Laura McGlasban, Butte. Original granted September 18, 1892.

Duplicate Life Diploma, Grammar School. Lily E. Rasmusson. Original granted October 21, 1899.

Documents to Accompany Normal School Diplomas. Julia Berg, San Jose; M. Ellen Case, L. Grace Clarke, Alice C. Cooper, Los Angeles; Lucy Harris, Chico; Grace S. Hewitt, San Jose; Margaret Holleran, Los Angeles: Bessie Hooke, Elma Hopkins, Lela A. Lenfest, San Jose; Anna Levin, Los Angeles; Eva J. Russell, San Jose; Emily E. Truesdell, San Jose; Mrs. Lily E. Rasmusson ( duplicate ). Original granted December 24, 1894.

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A noble manhood, nobly consecrated
to man, never dies."

-McKinley on Lincoln.

THE strong words of McKinley on Lincoln is a fitting tribute of his own life of public service. McKinley fell like one of our giant redwoods. Our recognition of his greatness was not adequate until he was felled by the hand of the destroyer. Joaquin Miller said, when Tennyson died, “Our redwoods drip and drip with rain.” But when the man, the President, the husband, the giant tree of our national life was prostrate, his largeness ma e all things less save his virtues.


Josiah Royce in the International Monthly for September writes characteristically of the life of Joseph Le Conte: "Professors Joseph and John Le Conte stood, from the first, in the public mind of that community for high scientific and educational ideals. In the end the younger brother, Joseph, proved to be the more productive of the two, both in a literary and a scientific sense, as he always was the more directly impressive personality, and the more many-sided mind. But both of them were extremely winning natures. The native grace of bearing that suggested their French Huguenot ancestry, the Southern courtesy of manner in which their temperaments found expression, the fairly saintly unworldliness and gentleness of soul that, in very different fashion but with almost equal heartiness, showed itself under all sorts of trials, in both of them,- these traits made them, from the first, not only honored, but also warmly beloved in their community. Other professors of the University might have their less respectful nicknames, more ingeniously invented, but the brothers Le Conte were, from the first, to the student community, "John” and “Joe,” and the familiar abbreviations were expressions of affection rather than of any lack of reverence.

* Amongst his beloved mountains it was his lot to die. He has left in his ideals and in his life-work a model for an age of specialism and of divided sympathies to reverence and to follow.








Supt. D. W. Nelson of Bakersfield has introduced a new plan in reference to the rotation of teachers. In bis report to the trustees he makes the following announcement :

“Three years since, Miss Jameson, then teaching the 8th grade, expressed a desire, as an experiment, to retire to the 6th grade and advance with her class each year, to the point of its graduation. The third year was closed with the end of the late term, and the experiment proving so satisfactory and confirmed so fully her good judgment in the matter, that the question is presented for the serious consideration of the board, whether the rule should not be adopted, of thus regularly rotating the teachers of the three upper grades. It is an undoubted fact, that a teacher thus associated with her class and thoroly acquainted with the strong and weak points of her pupils individually, their mental characteristics and the best method of their development, can do more for their advancement than can the teacher of the 8th grade who meets her pupils for the first time at the beginning of their last year in school, loses much time in becoming acquainted with their various individualities, and remain in ignorance in a great measure, of the foun dation laid by her predecessor.

Besides, it would broaden the mental vision of the teacher, serve to remove her from the narrowing ruts of a limited routine, and knit a bond of sympathy between her and her pupils scarcely inferior to that between parent and child.

In the instance in question, the class of 32 passed successfully the examination for admission to the high school, with but a single exception – a pupil who for reasons best known to herself, had been advised by her teacher not to take the examination.

Such a rule would presuppose, of course, a uniformity of qualification in those teachers, and the probability of their reasonable permanency in the


Nicholas Murray Butler's vituperative remarks on President Baker for his “rambling, irrevalent and very unseemly attack” at the Detroit N. E. A. meeting in the September issue of the Educational Review, is in the nature of a lesson. The mental discipline gained by the editorial is, “ Toady to the men who bave the largest position or sit down in the rear of the ball and be silent." The Butlerian editorials against Dr. G. Stanley Hall and others are harmless so long as they are considered the record of personal opinion, but if they are considered as the trend of educational thought, then they poison the educational mind. Professor Butler is a vigorous writer. There is a frankness and an independence and a charming personality about his work that is commendable until he strikes the attitude, “I am writing the consensus of opinion of the whole nation,'' then it is well to pause and consider that the editorial “we” of the Review means Nicholas Murray Butler, "I."

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PRESIDENT RICHARD D. FAULKNER of the California Teachers' Association, has secured as the star attraction for the December meeting, E. Benjamin

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