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EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS.
The California Teachers' Association, San
Francisco, December 26, 27, 28, 1900. J. W.
McClymonds, President; Mrs. M. M. Fitz-
Gerald, Secretary.

The San Joaquin Valley Teachers' Association will hold its annual session at Fresno, December 20th, 21st, Prof. C. J. Walker, Tulare, President.

The Washington Teachers' Association will hold its session December 27, 28, 29, Supt. F. J. Browne, President.

INSTITUTES. Supt. E. B. Wright of San Joaquin will hold his institute November 27-30.

Superintendents Ramsay, Graham, Crookshanks, and Doub have decided to bold their institutes the week beginning Monday, December 17th.

Superintendent B. F. Howard,Sacramento, will hold his institute November 27-30.

There were over twenty institutes held during the month of October. It is impossible to give a full report of each one. We hope that superintendents will appoint at each institute a teacher to send a report to the official Journal. In many cases the superintendents do not even send programs. A number of notices of institutes will appear in the December issue of the JOURNAL.

The Southern California Teachers' Association will hold its session in Los Angeles, December 20, 21, 22.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION

FRESNO, 1900.
PRESIDENT.
VICE-PRESIDENTS.

0. W. Grove, Merced.
C. J. Walker, Tulare.
J. W. Graham, Hanford,

J. A. Wagener, Modesto
SECRETARIES.
C. T. Elliott, Fresno.
Geo. S. Ramsay, Fresno.

Estella Bagnelle, Madera.
Mrs. N. I. de la Rosa, Hanford.
S. A. Crookshanks, Visalia.

Julia Jones, Mariposa.
TREASURER,

W. C. Doub, Bakersfield.
C. L. McLane, Fresno.

PROGRAM.

THURSDAY. Opening Address.....

CHESTER H, ROWELL President's Address.......

.............C. J. WALKER Address...

T. L. HEATON Subject: “ Foundation of Literary Appreciation."

AFTERNOON. Address......

PRESIDENT WHEELER Address..

PRESIDENT JORDAN Subject: “China."

FRIDAY, A. M. Address.........

HARR WAGNER Subject: "Why Some Teachers Succeed." Address..

..........PROF. CUBBERLEY Address....

SUPERINTENDENT KIRK Subject: "What is Needed in Our System of Public Education that School Work May Take and

Retain a Stronger Hold Upon the Interest of the Children.” Address..

........ A. J. WATERHOUSE Subject: “ The Boy and the Man."

AFTERNOON. Address......

...DR. CHARLES F. THWING Subject: "The Teacher as a Factor in Civilization." Address...

DR. J. E. STUBBS

EVENING. Lecture........

.... DR. C. F. THWING Subject: "Retrospect and Prospect in Education.” The Fresno People will Furnish Music for the Program as Needed.

They also give a RECEPTION Thursday Evening.

Western School News.

Dr. A. E. Winship, the author, journalist and lecturer, will tour this Coast next April.

Superintendent Forshay, of Los Angeles, reports that the work of the schools in his city is seriously crippled by a lack of room.

Dr. Frederic Burk has received calls from all parts of the state for institute work. Professor Cubberley and Dr. Burk are the men whose names are most frequently seen on institute programs this season.

Duncan McKinnon has been chosen as principal of the Lowell School, Fresno. He is a graduate of Stanford, and was employed in the Mt. Tamalpias Military Academy. Mr. McKinnon was recommended by Professor Cubberley,

Mr. C. T. Elliott, a prominent teacher of Fresno, and an ardent deciple of Dr. G. Stanley Hall in the manly art of muscular development, resigned his position as principal of the Lowell School, Fresno. He will attend the University of California.

The Executive Committee of the Western Nevada Teachers' Association has perfected an organization and will meet with the state teachers in institute the latter part of November. It is proposed to hold meetings of the association annually.

Superintendent O. W. Grove held his institute October 15-19. Dr. Frederic Burk, Professor T. L. Heaton and W. Scott Thomas were the instructors. The resolutions especially commended the work of T. L. Heaton, and the efficient manner in which Superintendent Grove conducted the institute.

The Nevada County institute was held in Nevada City, October 22 to 25. Superintendent Rodgers secured as his assistants Professor T. L. Heaton, D. R. Augsburg, Superintendent Thos. J. Kirk and others. There was a special banquet where over three hundred covers were laid,

Superintendent Edwards of Santa Barbara held a very interesting institute October 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. Dr. Dresslar emphasized commercial geography and Professor Cubberley spoke on a number of subjects. The local teachers took an active part in discussions of a very practical character.

Superintendent J. A. Imrie of Napa County held his institute October 15, 16, 17. Professor Cubberley, Dr. Burk, and Dr. Rader were the instructors. A number of the teachers took an active part in the discussions suggested by the course in professional reading.

The cities of Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley arranged a unique program. Superintendents McClymonds, Hughes, and Waterman decided to hold a joint session of three days' duration. One day in Berkeley, one day in Alameda, and one day in Oakland. Excellent talent was secured and the sessions were instructive and interesting.

Louis Stone, the architect, has changed his address from 330 Pine Street to the Flood Building on Market Street. Mr. Stone has met with excellent success in meeting the requirements of school boards in refer. ence to plans. He is thoroughly up-to-date, and understands the various problems of lighting, ventilation, and sanitary requirements of the modern school building.

Superintendent Perham, of San Bernardino, has had considerable difficulty in enforcing a rule which required the High School pupils to enter the building from the rear. The students went on a strike. The newspapers took up the controversy. A mass meeting of citizens was called and a committee waited on Superintendent Perham and requested that the stndents be allowed to enter the building by the front entrance. Superintendent Perham yielded. and the pupils will hereafter enter the front door.

Heald's Business College. This institution has steadily maintained its reputation year after year for most excellent work. It has thousands of graduates in important commercial positions from Seattle to San Diego. Edward P. Heald, the founder, still takes a personal interest as presidentand manager, and J. H. Adylotte, a man who has a wide reputation as a scholar and teacher, is vice-president and business manager. The college had calls from over twenty prominent business firms for stenog. raphers last month that it was unable to fill. The demand for competent stenographers was never so great as now. Write to J. H. ADYLOTTE, Business Manager Heald's Business College, 24 Post St., for copy of Heald's College Journal.

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Mrs. Erna J. McVicker has been appointed stitute this year at Watson ville. Lecturers Superintendent of Public Instruction of and instructors were as follows: F. B. DresUtah, vice Dr. Park, deceased.

slar, University of California ; Ellwood P. Joaquin Miller, the Poet of the Sierras,

Cubberley, Stanford University; H. W. Fairlectured for the Chico school teachers on

banks, University of California ; Chas. R. Monday evening, October 29th, on “Lessons

Brown, Oakland. Reading, arithmetic, naNot Found in Books."

ture study and geography with special em.

phasis placed on home geography by ProProfessor C. B. Bradley of the University

fessor Fairbanks. of California, addressed the High School teachers of Solano County at Suisun, Octo

Superintendent George E. Sackett, of ber 20th, on the subject of English Com- Ventura County, deserves the prize for issumissions. There was a large attendance. ing the finest program of the season. The The Board of Freeholders of Los Angeles

program represents the highest development have adopted a report whereby the schools

of the art of printing and arrangement of of that city will be controlled by six direct

matter. The institute was held October ors, who serve without pay.

8, 9, 10, 11, 12. Instructors and lecturers

were as follows: Dr. F. B. Dresslar, UniverSuperintendent of Public Instruction J.

sity of California; Professor Edward P. CubH. Ackerman, of Oregon, visised California berley, Stanford University;S. D. Thatcher, recently in order to study the education of Nordhoff, Casa de Piedra ; Mrs, Nico Beckthe deaf and dumb. Superintendent Ack- Meyer, Oakland ; Mrs. Bell Parsons Ockenerman also paid a fraternal visit to Superin. den, San Francisco; H. F. Caldwell, Lompoc tendent Kirk at Sacramento.

High School. The Board of Education of Los Angeles The Placer County Institute was held has authorized the purchase of 2,100 Color October 8-12. Superintendent P. W. Smith pans which will be used in the second grade engaged as instructors Dr. Charles C. Van of the public schools. The little tots there Liew, President of State Normal School, are to be instructed in the art of water color Chico; Professor Thomas L. Heaton, Unipainting, and the board thought that it versity of California ; Mrs. Jennie L. Brothcould save their parents expense by pur- ers, Berkeley ; Mrs. J. M. Greene, Palo Alto. chasing the paints in quantity. The little Considerable attention was paid to local pans contain three colors.

study of geography and history. Many of Preparations are being made for the

the local teachers took an active part in the teachers' institute to be held in Los Angeles

discussions. December 17th, 18th and 19th. Among

, State

FRANK J. CHENEY makes oath that he is Greenwood, of Kansas City ; Harr Wagner, senior partner of the firm of F. J. CHENEY of San Francisco; President David Starr & Co., doing business in the City of Toledo, Jordan, of Stanford, and President Benja

County and State aforesaid, and that said

firm will pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED min Ide Wheeler, of Berkeley.

DOLLARS for each and every case of Superintendent Laugenour called her in

CATARRH that cannot be cured by the use

of HALL'S CATARRH CURE. stitute to meet at Coluas, October 29-31.

FRANK J. CHENEY. The lecturers and instructors were as fol. Sworn to before me and subscribed in my lows: Dr. Eli McClish, University of the

presence, this 6th day of December, A. D.,

1886. Pacific; Professor Frederic Burk, President

A. W. GLEASON. of State Normal School of San Francisco; { SEAL.

Notary Public. Professor A. W. Stamper, State Normal, Chico; Mrs. Jennie L. Brothers, Berkeley.

Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,

and acts directly on the blood and mucous Drawing and method work in arithmetic

surfaces of the system. Send for testimoand other lectures characterized the insti

nials, free. tute.

F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.

Sold by Druggists, 75c. Superintendent J. W. Linscott held his in

Hall's Family Pills are the best.

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