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Southern California Teachers'
Association. The annual meeting of this association will be held December 18, 19 and 20 of this year in Los Angeles. The prospects are for the largest gathering in the history of the organ zation.
The teachers' institutes held in the various county seats will close their sessions Wednesday afternoon, December 18, and teachers will go to Los Angeles to be present at the opening of the S. C. T. Association Wednesday evening. A rate of one are for the round trip has been obtained - the best concession the railroads have ever allowed the association. A very large attendance will surely result.
Five of the Seven southern counties have agreed to unite in this meeting, and the others will probably join. With the co-operation of the State Association, E. Benjamin Andrews of the University of New York has been obtained for this meeting and Dr. Jordan and Dr. Wheeler of the California universities have consented to be present. It is expected that Dr. Livingston C. Lord, President of the Eastern State Normal School of Illinois, will attend. He will take part in the institute work of some of the counties. Programs for the meeting are about to be arranged. Foll wing are the officers of the association: L. B. Avery, Redlands, president; Edward Hyatt, Riverside, first vice-president; Ednah A. Rich, Santa Barbara, second vice-president; F. W. Guthrie, Redondo, recording secretary; F. A. Bouelle, Los Angeles, financial secretary; C. A. Kunou, Los Angeles, transportation secretary; E. P. Rowell, Los Angeles, treasurer.
am much better. I think this change is exactly what I needed and that the climate will agree with me.
I am living with Mr. and Mrs. Brink in one of the finest Filipino houses the country affords. There are six in the family besides the six servants — the postmaster, Mr. Brink's secretary, another teacher and myself. We have a good sized orchard in which grows nearly every variety of tro ical fruit. The river, heavily wooded on both sides, flows in front of the house. The “bancas," or long, narrow boats, going up and down, make a beautiful picture. My school house is near, so I can walk even in the worst weather.
General Funston's headquarters are here. He entertains frequently and is very nice to the people in general.
Many wealthy natives are here also, and as they open their homes to us I get a great deal of amusement and pleasure out of them.
J. ANNABEL REED.
Teaching in the Philippines.
August 18, 1901. Mr. Harr Wagner, 723 Market St., San Francisco.
MY DEAR MR. WAGNER:- Manila is all right; however I am at San Fernando, Pampanga, a town of perhaps twenty thousand inhabitants. It is on the railroad about forty miles north of Manila. It is said to be the finest town in the provinces and I believe that it is true. My work is very easy. The school hours are from seventhirty to ten in the forenoon, and from twothirty to four-thirty in the afternoon. As far as the climate is concerned I have not found it unpleasant, quite the reverse. After living so many years in a dry country I really enjoy the heavy rain'all. I have not entirely recovered from the sickness I had in San Francisco, but
Dan H. White held a most interesting session of his annual institute at Vallejo this year, Sept. 24, 25, 26. L. Dupont Syle, Job Wood Jr., T. H. Kirk, Professor H. M. Bland and Rev. Dr. C. R. Brown were among his instruet.
The people of Vallejo entertained the teachers delightfully and Dan White entertained everybody. The institute was a success, and the ability with which it was conducted reflects credit on Superintendent White.
Superintendent J. B. Brown beld his institute at Eureka, Sept. 16, 17, 18. The instructors were Professor T. L. Heaton, Miss Jennie Long and Mr. Lemon, the tree expert. Miss Long's "Common Sense in Reading” was greatly appreciated by the teachers. Professor Heaton : are practical work along the teachers' experience in primary and grammar schools. Superintendent Brown conducted ihe institute in a business like way. The most notable event of the insti. tute was the strong rendition of a chapter from the Bibleby Miss Long.
“Who is that whistling?'' asked the teacher, looking over tne assemblage of juveniles.
“Me,” promptly replied a new pupil. "Didn't you know I could whistle?'' - Chicago Vews.
Literary Notes. .
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Edward Howard Griggs in the introduction writes as follows: “It is peculiarly necessary that teachers harassed with the routine of their work, and parents distracted with the multitude of details of daily existence, should have such windows opened thru which they may look across the green meadows and into the sunlit gardens of childhood. The result is not theories child life, but appreciation of children.
“It is fortunate that the translator has caught the subtle charm of Lotti's style, so difficult to render in another speech, in an amazing degree. This is peculiarly necessary here, for' accuracy of translation means giving the delicate changes of color and elusive chords of music that voice the moods and impressions of which the book is made.” Handsomely bound in cloth, and well printed on excellent paper. $1.25.
We have received from Lewis B. Avery a copy of the Course of Study of the Redlands High School. It has many unique features.
A most attractive catalog of the Los Angeles Military Academy has been recieved. This excellent school is now conducted by Walter J. Baily, formerly Superintendent of Schools of San Diego County.
The Review of Reviews for October contains a most excellent account of Mr. McKinley, also of Theodore Roosevelt.
The National Magazine of Boston held a voting contest recently on the foremost living Ameri can authors. Three Californians are near the head of the list: Joaquin Miller, Edwin Markham and Jack London. The letter of Bertrand Waterman, champion of Joaquin Miller, drew the first prize. Here it is :
"Joaquin Miller is foremost among American men of letters now living. His work, it may be conceded, is done; he will probably not produce anything hereafter of the rank of his great epic, 'Sapho and Phaon.' Yet he is spared to us in person, and long may he be spared! I place the 'Poet of the Sierras' first because he has, alone among American literary men, given adequate poetic expression to the majesty and beauty and romance of the far West's deserts and rivers, its mighty mountains and forests, and to the Pacific ocean. He has been better known in the East and in Europe for his less meritorious early pieces than for the later and immeasurably greater productions. Altho other living American authors of the first class have reached very much larger audiencies during their lifetime, there is in my mind no doubt that Mr. Miller's fame will expand after his death for hundreds of years, until he shall come to his rightful place as the one American, Walt Whitman alone excepted, who has created great Homeric poems out of material characteristically American. I do not forget, In this connection, the claims made for Henry W. Longfellow as an epic poet, on the strength of 'Hiawatha' and 'Evangeline.' Far greater than these, in power, beauty and the free spirit that is the essence of all really great poetry, are Miller's ‘song of the Sunset seas,' his ‘Rhyme of the Amazon,' and his ‘Sapho and Phaon,' the last named a magnificent epic of the Pacific."
Silas G. Pratt has written a most interesting book. It is entitled “Lincoln in Story,” and is published by D. Appleton & Co. Price, 75 cts.
Ward's Letter Writing and Business Forms
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This series presents social and business letters and forms of all kinds, in the vertical style of penmanship, with very complete directions and definitions to aid the pupil in reproducing similar forms without copy. He learns to do by doing, guided by directions at the head of the page, and assisted by his own powers of observation. The books seem to cover very completely the subjects treated, and to be admirably adapted for successful teaching in elementary schools.
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In the artroom of the manual training building perience, a high degree of ability and a manly pubSeptember 18th 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 Ednab 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 binson 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 belter improvement will be in this year, but it will pro- condition. All the districts of the county bably be something in connection with the new
except three were able to pay all their cur. High Schvol. It was thru the work of this associa
rent expenses without drawing on the apportion that pictures and casts for the schools were bought last year.
tionment 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 affai's of the ing in reference to Superintendent McPherron, the
schools and the subject of education in gensuccessor of Lulu Clair Bahr: Our new County era'. Many of the school bui dings and Superintendent of Public Schools, Professor Asbury grounds have been improved and adorned. Sullens McPherson, 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 i 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 there 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 vutbreak of the war in the Fifteenth been employed. The classrooms have been Iowa Infantry, served thru the ruost 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 constructed 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 Oberlin. He was afterwards principal, for two
apparatus. Tuition is free, and a'l who are years, of one of the high schools of Akron, Ohio,
qualified are welcome to enter. a town that stands so high in the high school sys. tem 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 prin
by local applications as they cannot reach the discipal of the normal department of Tabor college.
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 reine in college and public schools - chiefly the latter.
dies. Deafuess is caused by an inflamed condition From Iowa he came to California sixteen years ago,
of the 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
can be taken out and this tube restored to its por: teaching in that city and at Highland, the last three
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
is nothing but an inflamed condition of the mucous High School Board. He has long taken a prominent
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 Mc Pherron only took formal possess
by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free. ion of his office yesterday, and speaks in the high
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. est 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, Professor McPherrou brings to his office a ripe ex
A. W. Atherton, head of the Commere al Department of the Berkeley High School, has resigned.
In the Great National
Olive School District.
There is great progress in the schools of New
Mexico. Over 47,000 pupils are now in the Editor Western Journal of Education :
schools. 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
The Leading Business College in the West whole county. It is difficult to get any kind of
24 POST STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. vegetation to grow there; and we have just
Established Nearly 40 Years. Open Entire Year. passed thru three dry seasons that have almost Eighty-Page Catalog and College Journal Free. 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
In Civics and Citizenship - -How vain the
blow of the assassin at the machinery of the they put over it a neat little windmill that
government which moved on as if he had not merrily pumps away whenever the wind blows, been. How interesting – how unforgetable
the study of that machinery at such a time. sending out a slender stream of clear water
In History, which thrilled to the ends of the that soon loses itself in the thirsty sands. They
earth by telegraph and cable, thundered in ten have managed to make those trees grow and al- , thousand presses; in the indignant voice of Civi.
lization and woke the echoes of Past History un. ready the children have their playhouses under
til its figures lived again. them and eat their lunches in their shade — they In Language- What inspiration in the vivid picmake a striking feature of the landscape.
tures of this epoch making time - in a topic
which is on every tongue. For the closing exercises this year the people
In Geography – Every nation in the world flashgathered in again and had a picnic dinner in the
ing its sympathy to the Great Republic. schoolhouse - a good old-fashioned dinner, with
In Business Methods – How the great ship of roast chicken, baked beans, pumpkin pie, boiled
Commerce for a moment quivered at the shock, ham, great cards of new honey and many other and what ay insight into the resources of Finanthings to gladden the heart of man. While the cial Science instantly brought into play for her tables were being arranged, the teacher, Miss
protection. Mary Mortimer, went out with a pan to a little
In Physiology – Hygiene – Anatomy.
There garden near the well that had been planted and
the world watched with bated breath the vain
but mary lous skill of the physicians, and with cared for by the pupils during the past term.
heart heating between hope and despair counted She gathered a quantity of bright red radishes
the pulsations of the dying President. 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
Thousands of teachers used these lessons not pleased and proud to see their parents and
did you? friends actually eating and enjoying the fruits of
They were trea'ed from a school standpoint that precious garden, and commenting on the
in THE LITTLE CHRONICLE only. THE LITsuccess of their labors.
TLE CHRONICLE is beyond comparison the It was the happiest
best current events' paper, and in using cur. day of their lives. Really, it was a fine occa
rent events in connection with all other studies, sion.
stands alone. I have seen a thousand school districts in Cali
Every pupil can afford it at two cents a week fornia with ten times the natural opportunities
Get the parents interested. It is already in use that Olive ever had, and that yet remain, year
on this plan in fifteen different states,
All the supplies you waut for pupils and paafter year, bare, harsh, forbidding, miserable.
rents, free of charge, and free desk copy with I wish their trustees and teachers could go with each club me to a picnic at the little red schoolhouse of The Western Journal of Education Olive, to learn that difficulties are merely things
State Agent for LITTLE CHRONICLE to be overcome. Very truly yours,
723 Market Street, San Francisco, Cal. EDWARD HYATT.
Did you teach them?
LOUIS S. STONE, ARCHITECT Supt. Edward Hyatt of Riverside County is in
FLOOD BUILDING, Room 62 terested in manual training. Last •ummer, by way
San Francisco, Cal. of original investigation into the subject, he went for a vacation into the vastnesses of the San Ber
SCHOOL BUILDINGS A SPECIALTY nardino Mountains with his children, ranging from six to sixteen years of age. They took along a complete outfit of wood-working tools and camped near an old sawmill, where oak, pine and cedar lumber abounded. They had plenty of books on sloyd work and the whole party worked industriously at the bench when they were not fishing.
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 ?
" It is this: when we worked on the penholder, NEW WARD SCHOOL, STOCKTON, CAL. the key-tag, the thread-winder, and the other small
(Plaps now being estimated upon.) and careful objects usually given to beginners, the Class Rooms children were oppressed by insufferable ennui—but Cost.....
$10,000 they would gladly and happily work all day carry.
Brick Tile Roof. Spanish Mission Style. ing and sawing and nailing great boards into a play house. It was almost impossible to get any
SPECIAL ATTENTION given to the HEATING and of them to make his working-drawings of the regu.
VENTILATING OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS. lar sloyd models and then to construct them. But how keenly they enjoyed it, and how eagerly they
WM. C. HASSLER, M.D. would go to work in sawing up rough boards into a sled or in making a bench! Of this rough, primitive work they never would tire -- the careful, ex
PHYSICIAN * and * SURGEON, act and delicate constructions were slavery and a Office. 133 Powell Street,
Residence. weariness to the flesh — they wouldn't do it unless
Hours: 1 to 3 and 7 to 8 p. m. 725 Laguna St.or. Grove. they had to. "Now of course I'll admit that they were not
Telephone Bush 22. Telephone Steider 771. properly taught and that they ought to be made to do unpleasant things as well as pleasant ones; still, these were natural children who had not before come in contact with these things, and their natural
OLDEST TEACHERS' AGENCY tendencies are of interest. May it not be that it
on the Coast. Recommends superior teachwould be better for us to begin our mauual work
ers. Services free to school officers Regiswith larger, coarser, more obvious and primitive tration form mailed to teachers on applicaoperations than we do? The great good of manual tion. ANNA MCNEILL, Manager. work in the schools is that it makes a change in
31 Flood Bldg., San Francisco. our bookishness, employs the Lody rather than the brain. May it not be that we schoolmasters are
THE A. VANDER NAILLEN likely to squeeze all the life out of this manual
School of Practical, Mining, Ciw, Mechanical work and turn it into a series of fine-spun,
Electrical Engineering, Metallurgy, Cyanide Pro scholarly drawing lessons ?''
cess, etc. Surveying, Architecture, Drawing and Assaving. (Incorporated )
113 Fulton St., one block West of City Hall. The issue of "The Little Chronicle” of Chicago Assaying of Ores, 825; Bullion and Chlorination Assay, for September 14 and 21 are deserving of the high
$25; Blowpipe Assay, $10; Full Course of Assaying, 850,
Prospector's Course, $15. Established 1864. Open all est praise on account of the way in which the great year. Send for Catalog. national tragedy has been handled. We have not seen in any other newspaper or periodical a treat- Teachers CoLUMBIA UNIVERSITY - NEW YORK ment at once so graphic, comprehensive and con
CITY.- Fellowships and scholarships cise. The opening editorials in the departmen. College amounting to $5,750 annually. Degree of
BS granted on completion of two-years! "Last Week in the World" are worthy of a permant
Collegiate Course followed by two-years' ent place in our national literature.
course leading to Diploma in Elementary Teaching, Kindergarten, Fine Arts, Domestic Art. Domestic Set
ence or Manual Training. Graduate courses leading to
| Higher Diploma, Diplonja in secondary Teaching, or to J. H. Mitchell of Humboldt County has been
the Degrees of A.M and Ph.D Catalogue on appli
cation to Secretary. elected principal of the Willcox School, Arizona.
JAMES E. RUSSELL, PH.D., Deas,