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Professor Foster of the Union High School of Fort Stincen and Mrs. M. Pragg. T. H. McCarthy was reBragg has resigned.
elected. These trustees will serve for three years. There is a movement in Los Angeles to establish an in
Hanford's teaching force visited on October 25 City Sa. dustrial school for colored boys.
perintendent McLane of Fresno and the teachers of the H. L. Lunt, city superintendent of schools of Riverside,
city schools. They took advantage of the vacation of two has become an advocate of the individual drinking cup for days in Hanford, given on account of the fair, to drop in children.
on Fresno and see how the Raisin City teachers do things.
They left home bright and early, too, and arrived here at Superintendent Nangle of Tehama County spent the
9.10 in the morning. They were met at the Southern Paweek of November 25 in San Francisco and Oakland visit
cific depot by Mr. McLane, who informally welcomed ing the best schools.
them. Under the direction of Superintendent J. A. Foshay the But they were all bent on business and soon divided into schools of the city of Los Angeles observed Thanksgiving groups to visit the different schools. They were taken to Day with suitable exercises.
the Lowell, the Emerson, the Hawthorne, and the gram
mar sehools. Each teacher visited the room correspond. H. H. Johnson, the author of a series of song books, a
ing to that which she teaches, and the day was quite pronoted teacher of music and physical culture, has located in
fitably spent. this state at Biggs, Butte County.
The visiting Hanford teachers were the following named: Miss Paddock, a teacher from Detroit, Michigan, was Misses Edith L. Ross, Adalia J. Campiglia, Elsie D Lee, injured by falling in a stream on her way to school in the Minnie Stevens, Clara E. Viney, Marguerite Hanley, Ethel Philippines. It was necessary to amputate her leg.
M. Freeman, Mabel Argues, Mary Cortper, Nellie Fiske.
Edna M. Robinson, and Albertina Treadwell of the grade Mason Stone has succeeded Dr. D. P. Barrows as super- schools, and Misses Lucy A. Barker, Margaret Bready, intendent of the Manila schools. Dr. Barrows resigned to and May C. Gilooly. George M. Weems, and C. C. Chiltake up the work of education among the unchristian dress of the grammar school. tribes of the Islands,
Mr. Childress, principal of the grammar school, in speatDr. C. C. Rounds, the well known institute instructor,
ing of their visit, paid a high compl.ment to the Fresno who was booked for Los Angeles and Monterey, died sud
schools and to Superintendent McLane. “Our teachers denly of heart disease a few weeks ago. President Faulk
are very much pleased with what they have seen," said ner had made all arrangements for his services when news
Mr. Childress. “I can say for your teachers in Fresno came of his death.
here that they deserve all the praise that you can give
them. Things seem to be running in excellent style. Te The teachers of the Oakdale Grammar School extended all wanted to see the Warde reading system in the lower a welcome to the teachers of the Modesto Grammar School, grades. Fresno was, I believe, the first city in the state who made them a pleasant visit on Saturday last. After to introduce it, and the teachers here thoroly understand the visiting teachers, composed of Professor Roesman, it." Misses Dennet, Monaco, Haislip, Wheeler, Beck, and Mrs. Gates, had spent considerable time in inspecting the new
Governor Henry T. Gage is canvassing the merits of a schoolhouse, an hour or more was profitably devoted to an score or more of gentlemen whose names have been sug. interesting talk as to the best methods of teaching, which gested as trustees of the State Polytechnie school. afforded a wide range for an exchange of views on the The new institution is the one public edifice installed in several branches discussed. In the afternoon the Oak- the life of the present state administration. The seleedale teachers, headed by Professor Murtha, enjoyed a tion of trustees will not be made until after Jan. 1. pleasant drive in company with their visitors thru Oakdale
Senator C. S. Smith, who has represented the Kern-San and suburbs, which was extended to Orange Blossom Col
Luis Obispo district in the upper house of the state legis. ony, a distance of seven miles east of town. --Oakdale lature in the last two terms, is responsible for the art to Leader
establish a polytechnic school to be managed by the state.
Senator Smith worked hard to have the school begun in The annual meeting of the Public School Teachers' An- his first term. He partially succeeded in having passed nuity and Retirement Association was held November 15 the legislation necessary, but the act died in the assembly. in the auditorium of the Girls' High School and was at- Two years later the act went thru both houses but met tended by fully five hundred members. L. A. Jordan pre- with a pocket veto. sided and read his first annual report. In the permanent Last winter Governor Gage approved the idea of the fund, which is to be raised to $50,000 before any use will new school, and the needed legislation, carrying an approbe made of the income, there is now $17,284.53. In the priation of $50,000, received gubernatorial sanction. hands of the mayor, snperintendent of schools, and The law empowers the governor to select a board of fire treasurer in the permanent fund under their control is trustees who will superintend the construction of the $13,395.10, making a total of $30,679.68. During the year school buildings and select the site needed for the purpose. the association has lost seven members by death. Appro- The act will become effective January 1, 15.02. priate resolutions were adopted to their memory.
By the terms of the law the school is to be located at or A. L. Mann was elected president and R. D). Faulkner near San Luis Obispo. The object of the school will be to and Miss Carrie Hunt as trustees to succeed Miss E. R. I furnish to the young people of both sexes in ('alifornia mental and manual training in the arts and sciences, in- will be wanted for the present, the quarters at eluding agriculture, mechanics, engineering, business the disposal of the department for women being methods, domestic economy and such other branches as unsuitable, another reason being that already will fit the student for the non-professional walks in life. more than the desired proportion of women have It is provided the law must be liberally construed to the been appointed, some of the universities which end that the new institution may contribute to the in- were empowered to name men for the places dustrial welfare of the State.
having sent women instead. Governor Gage must select the five trustees provided for by Feb. 1. The Governor and State Superintendent of
"Sunset," a magazine edited by James HorsSchools Kirk will be ex-officio members of the board. burgh Jr., published by the Southern Pacific ComThe site for the school must be selected within ninety days pany, has issued an interesting December number. after the board of trustees shall have been appointed. The sub-title, "A Magazine of the Border." is not The school will be conducted as provided in the regulations
appropriate. Sunset is distinctive and effective, and laws governing the State's normal schools. The mem
there is no border land. Uncle Sam has almost
girdled the globe and shaken hands with himself bers of the board of trustees will serve four years. The new institution will be the first of its character on the has "Shod the desert sands with steel,” has thrown
in the heart of the Orient. The Southern Pacific Pacific Coast, and one of the few of its description in the the border beyond the arctic circle, and followed United States.
the path of the sun over the seas. It is also an art publication, and art like truth exists without hint as to spice or time. The most creditable pioduc.
tion in December, from a literary standpoint, is NOTES.
"The Cross of the Golden Gate," by Charles Aiken. Twelve lines of as good poetry as has been written
this year. Mrs. Sexton's poem is well illustrated Prof. T. L. Heaton conducted the Institute in but her treatment of the subject would be better the State of Nevada, Nov. 26-27-28.
paraphrased in prose. The article on Luther Bur.
kank, the Wizard of Sonoma County, by Edward J. The Stockton "Mail" is publishing a series Wickson is notable in every way. Clarence of editorials against stenography and typewrit- Urmy's poem, "The North Wind," is only commoning being taught in the public schools.
place. It is difficult, indeed it requires a rare
faculty to give a descriptive real estate value to a Prof. Thos. P. Bailey Jr., well and favorably poem It is a bad mixture, and the “Sunset" known to our teachers, will attend the Santa
shou'd avoid boom poetry. The “Sunset" is too Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles county in
high a class in letter press and illustration to mix
with bad poetry and indifferent prose. stitutes, December 16-20.
W. W. Payne, a well-known teacher of Oregon Ginn & Company, of 325 Sansome Street, San and California, has opened a northwestern branch Francisco, are making a very attractive offer of
of Fisk Teachers' Agency at Portland, Oregon. 80 a photogravure reproduction of Gilbert Stuart's
Third street. Mr Payne is well-known as a teacher. famous painting of George Washington, size He has a good record for energy, integrity, and 22x28 inches, to schools buying library books from their list to the amount of $10.00 or over., Calvin Esterly, 420 Parrot Building, San Francisco,
and C. C Boynton, Los Angeles. The three will Jennie L. Thorp of Healdsburg, Cal., has make a strong triumvirate, and will be able to place written a beautiful song entitled California, many teachers. Queen of Old Columbia. It is suitable for use
The Improved Scholar's Companion was invenin the public schools. Copies can be secured by addressing Jennie L. Thorp, Healdsburg, or any
ted by an Oakland school teacher. She recognized San Francisco music dealer.
the great value of having a convenient and service
able attachment to the desk for pens, pencils, eraThe Crescent Record” of November 9th
ser, ruler, etc. The result is the invention of the
Scholar's Companion. The Patent Office recog. prints an exposé of Mr. Colwell, agent of the nized the merit of the invention and has granted a Diamond Publishing Company of Minneapolis, patent on it. Samples can be secured by writing who was selling new education charts. The and sending 20cts to The Comfort Manufacturing mafter was investigated by the grand jury and Conspany, 1769 Tenth Street, Oakland, Cal the district scored the agent severely for offering bribes.
Miss Mary K. Polk, formerly a teacher in the High School of Los Angeles, sailed on a government transport from San Francisco on Novem
WAXTEI) - SPECIAL AGENTS AND her 23rd, for Manila. Miss Polk accompanies
EXPERIENCED SALESMEN Prof. Strong as his private secretary. Prof. Strong is at the head of the biological station at To handle our new Grapho-Political Map of Manila,
California. See full description on another Mrs. May L. Cheney, appointment secretary
page. It will be the best selling article pub
lished in years. Exclusive territory given if at the university, has just received a letter from the Superintendent of Instruction in the Phil
application is made at once. Terms liberal.
Address ippines, Fred W. Atkinson, asking her to nom
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President Lewis B. Avery has led a vigorous campaign to make the meeting at Los Angeles a success.
It will convene Wednesday, December 18, at 8 o'clock p. m. at the Simpson Auditorium in Los Angeles, and will continue in session till 4:30 p. m. the following Friday.
The convention includes the teachers of the southern seven counties. Six of these counties will be in institute session that week and will adjourn to Los Angeles for the Association meeting. A full attendance is thus assured, and a program has been prepared that it is confideutly hoped will be fully adequate to the occasion.
All general sessions will be held in the Simpson Auditorium on Hope street between Seventh and Eighth. This is generally conceded to be the most satisfactory anditorium in the city. It comfortably seats 2,000 people within easy reach of the speaker's voice. The cars of the principal street car systems pass within half a block (on Seventh and Eighth streets respectively), none passing the door to create the disturbance from which meetings have frequently suffered in the past.
It is believed that no such concessions have be
fore been granted by the railroads to any educa tional meeting in the State excepting to the No. ! tional Educational Association. It behooves the teaching fraternity to make the attendance all it should be if like concessions are desired for future meetings.
SPEAKERS. Among the speakers from abroad will be the fol. lowing:
E. Benjamin Audrews, D.D., LL.D, Chancello: | University of Nebraska.
Thomas P. Bailey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education, University of Chicago.
Livingston C. Lord. Ph.D., President Eastern Illinois State Normal School.
Benjamin Ide Wheeler, Ph.D., LLD, President University of California.
David Starr Jordan, Ph.D., LL D., President Le| land Stanford jr University.
Carl C. Pleha. Ph. D. Dean of the College of Commerce, University of California.
Hugo K. Shilling, Ph D., University of California. Frederick Burk, Ph.D.President of the State Normal School at San Francisco
V. L. Kellogg, M.S., Leland Stanford, Jr., University.
J. W. Linscott, Superintendent of Schools, Santa Cruz County.
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Superintendent John A. Imrie called his institute with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as they cannot for October 28, 29, 30, at the county seat. Its most
reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh is a blood noticeable feature was the hearty enthusiasm and
or constitutional disease, and, in order to cure it, unanimity of the whole teaching body, the good- you must take internal remedies. Hall,s Catarrh fellowship among them and between them and the
Cure is taken internally, and acts directly on the superintendent. This always insures a good insti.
blood and mucous surfaces. Hall's Catarrh Cure tute. It is easy for a few malcontents to sprinkle
is not a quack medicine. It was prescribed by one cold water, spread wet blankets, defeat the highest
of the best physicians in tbis country for years, success of an institute anywbere; but Napa County
and is a regular prescription. It is composed of does't seem to have a single one of that kind.
the best tonics known, combined with the best Awong the salient features of the gathering may
blood purifiers, acting directly on the mucous surbe mentioned:
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F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O 2. The cheerful and delightful singing by the Sold by Druggists, 750. whole institute, led by Professor Merwin of the
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City Superintendent Hughes and the city of These were along the lines of practical teaching
Alameda are to be congratulated on voting a hun
dred thousand dollars for school improvements. and good citizenship, and were highly appreciated by the teachers.
The National Educational Association will meet
next year in Minneapolis. 4. The psychological and professional work conducted by Professor Snedden.
5. The nature work done by Superintendent Ed. ward Hyatt of Riverside. Mr. Hyatt worked along an original lead in this line and made a deep impression on the county, bringing along the actual
Patented Nov. 26. 1901 materials to work with and distributing them among the teachers, so that they could go back to their schools with something tangible and ready to pass on to their pupils. Superintendent Imrie had provided a quantity of the common boulders and pebbles of Napa County, and a part of the nature work was based upon this. The teachers were delighted with the simple and practical plan proposed, and many of them are already at work upon it.
6. The spontaneous and delightful talks of Jane Seymour Klink, along the lines of teaching the common branches.
7. A description of teaching school in the Phillippine Islands by one of the local teachers who had been there. She was listened 10 with the keenest
The accompanying cur represenis an adattention and made quite a sensation by declaring
justable attachment for the school disk its a that it was not possible for a teacher to make money
receptacle for pen, penci s. era-er, and ruler,
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handling a wooden box and rattling pencils is thus entirely done away with, and the
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