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good work before the Institute-among them Messrs. Hudspeth, Raymond, Taylor and Null; and Misses Forrest, Hollingsworth, Sloss, Spargur, Hall, Garnet, Raymond, Spargur and Null.

The outside workers were faced with a new problem when they were waited upon by the Fair Committee and formally requested to address the citizens of the county at the town hall, upon the subject of Agriculture! This was a poser ; but an old teacher is always ready for an emergency; and when the crowd assembled Mr. Hyatt gave an address picturing the necessity of caring for our Sierran forests, followed by Mr. Wood upon the agricultural and educational needs of the day. Judge Spencer, of Susanville, closed the discussion with a retrospective view of Modoc County.

Trustee Day in Siskiyou. The Teachers' Institute was held this year at Etna, October 9th. For over thirty years it has been held at the county seat, but this year, by vote of the teachers, it was taken to a lovely little town in the middle of Scott Valley. To get there the teachers crossed a range of mountains on fire fourhorse stages from Yreka and Gazelle-quite an inspiring ride, over picturesque grades, with the blazing antumn colors of maples and oaks to diversify all the pine-covered

slopes. Apple orchards, cold and sparkling . streams, robbers' caves and other things in

plenty were found along the road to give variety to the jolly coach loads as they bowled along

The Etna people did themselves proud in welcoming the institute. Over three hundred dollars were raised among the towns. people for entertainment. A band serenaded the teachers every evening—a reception, a ball, and three evening lectures were tendered the guests. Every one had a smile and a kindly greeting for the school people.

The Institute continued four days. D. R. Augsburg conducted the work in drawing; Mrs. Mary George in geography; W. H. V. Raymond in methods, and Edward Hyatt in the trustee day. This work with the trustees was of such practical and useful nature that the Institute by special resolution requested a summary of it to be printed and distributed to all trustees who were not present. For next year the Institute was located by an overwhelming vote at Dunsmuir, in the heart of the Shasta region, a most delightful placc.

The County Superintendent is Miss Effie Persons; she received many compliments upon the happy working out of her Institute plans.

The Plumas County Institute was called at Quincy, October 16, 17, 18 and 19. All the teachers of the county were on duty in discussions and papers, and every one did bis duty without question. The outside speakers were President Dailey and Miss Agnes Howe of the San Jose Normal School, and Edward Hyatt of Riverside. Mr. Dailey spoke on history ; Miss Howe on geography and nature study; Mr. Hyatt on methods of teaching and supervision.

Some of the teachers had to come over two feet of snow to reach the institute. The proportion of men teachers in this county is unusually high, being one in five. About onefourth the teachers of the county are from the Chico State Normal School, and more than one-third are normal trained.

Superintendent J.H.Garner, of San Benito County, called his institute at Hollister, Oct. 22-25 inclusive. The instructors were State Superintendent Kirk, Miss Anna M. Nicholson, Prof. Kauffman, Dr. Burk, Prof. Dupiway, and Prof. Babcock. Evening lectures were delivered by Dr. Burkand Superintendent Kirk. The instructors gave excellent satisfaction. Their talks were practical and to the point. The subjects discussed by the institute were history, grammar and Eng. lish, geography, reading and arithmetic. Superintendent Garner always has a live institute, and this was fully equal to those of past years. A discussion of the course of study finally ended in the appointment of a committee of three members for each sub.

Modoc Was Crowded. The Modoc Institute was held at Alturas October 2nd, in conjunction with the County Fair. This made lively times, for the town was so full of people that the citizens had to open their doors to provide rooms for the visitors; and one would have to wait in line an hour to get a meal. Miss Anna Williams is the superintendent-a kindly, gracious, gentle lady, who exercises a most genial and beneficial influence upon her teachers and her schools. The outside workers were Job Wood, Jr., and Edward Hyatt. Many of the local teachers did

ject in the course. These committees are to receive suggestions from the teachers in regard to necessary changes, and, before June 1, 1901, are to formulate and report to the Board of Education a complete course of study. The committees have a chance to do some very important work.

Miss Margaret Poore, of Shasta County, held her institute at Redding, October 29, 30, 31. It was a notable institute in many ways. The citizens of Redding gave a reception on Monday night that was thoroly enjoyed by all the teachers. Professor Cubberley, Superintendent Thomas J. Kirk and others spoke. Refreshments were served. Tuesday night Harr Wagner addressed a large audience on “Uncle Sam Jr.” The day sessions were devoted to practical work. Tuesday was devoted entirely to the subject of " Professional Reading," under the leadership of Professor Cubberley. The teachers showed such marked appreciation of Professor Cubberley's work that a resolution was passed requesting Miss Poore to invite him back for the institute of 1901. This is the third time Professor Cubberley has attended the Shasta teachers' institute. On Wednesday the day was largely devoted to the subject of geography. A large number of the teachers took part in the discussion. The session was lively and interesting. Miss Poore is an excellent presiding officer and as superintendent is winning much praise for her progressive ministration of the schools. It was a pleasure to see a number of citizens interested in the institute. Judge Sweeney of the Superior Court and a member of the Educational Commission, Mrs. Logan, a member of the School Board and formerly Superintendent of Schools, Judge Bush and others were frequently in attendance.

Superintendent Chope, of Monterey County, called her institute to meet at Salinas October 3th to 12th, with 140 teachers in attendance. Miss English, Mr. Waterhouse, Dr. Fairbanks, Professor Lawrence, Professor Hoover, Mr. Meeker, Miss Englehardt, and Miss Conover were among the instructors. The sub-institutes which Mrs. Chope is holding thruout the county are developing some very able institute instructors among her own teachers. Among the striking and most pleasing features of the institute was the excellent exhibit of construction work done by the school children of the county, and the delightful musical selections given by local and imported talent. Mrs. Chope has the faculty of making and carrying out an interesting as well as instructive program.

Lassen Breaks the Record. Lassen County held its Institute this year September 27th, at Bieber, which stands in one of the great cattle raising valleys of the upper Pitt River. Some of the teachers had to drive 130 miles to get there—and came through a snow storm at that-in September! They are a hardy and self-reliant lot of teachers. One lady drives eleven miles every day to and from her school, besides keeping house for the family; and her husband is sick with the rheumatism so that she has to help him put his clothes on!

The principal workers of the Institute were Professor Dixon of Bieber, Job Wood Jr., of Sacramento, and Edward Hyatt, of Riverside. Superintendent O. M. Doyle has the confidence of his teachers to an unusual degree, and he succeeds in getting them all to take part in the program-in one discussion every teacher present joined in.

After the Institute had regularly adjourned and the officers all departed, over half the teachers came together again and organized anew for a supplemental session, requesting the outside workers to remain another day. This was done, and a most spirited and lively day's work was the result, with Miss Myra Parks as chairman. Mr. Wood gave his work in geography, and Mr. Hyatt gave an informal, conversational period in practical nature study. Is there any other record of a county holding a supplemental institute, of its own accord ?

Another book that is good for children from eight to eighty is Long's "Wilderness Ways." Second Series. The first series was "Long's Ways of Wood Folk."

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The Northern California Teachers' and put them toget her so that a teacher can Association.

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time. Price in paper, 50 cents, cloth $1.00. The meeting of the Northern California Address The Whitaker & Ray Company, 723 Teachers' Association was held at Marys- Market street, San Francisco. ville, November 1, 2, 3. There was a large attendance and a most excellent program rendered, The Executive Committee cer- Hon. W. T. Welcker, Superintendeni of tainly deserves high praise for having pre- Public Instruction 1883 to 1887, died resented a program that has rarely been

cently at Berkeley. Superintendent Welcker equalled in the State. President Wheeler

was for many years Professor of Mathemat

ics in the University of California. gave a series of talks on "Language Work.” This is the first time President Wheeler has

W. H. V. Raymond, the well-known eduspoken on bis favorite theme to California

cator, has opened the Raymond Coaching

School at 455 Eddy street. Mr. Raymond teachers. President Jordan, Dr. Burk, Dr. was the editor-in-chief of the State Series of C. C. Van Liew, Professor Kendric, C. Bab- Text-Books and is a teacher of many years cock, E. N. Henderson, Mrs. Jennie Broth

experience. ers, H. W. Fairbanks, A. W. Stamper, E. E.

A good coaching school is a necessity, and

we know of no one more competent than Miller, M. L. Seymour and others were on Mr. Raymoud to conduct a model school of the program. President Reager is to be the kind. congratulated on its excellent success. Guy Stokes of Marysville was elected president of the Association for the ensuing year.

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CAMILLE LEVY, Secretary. Several very interesting papers and talks were heard. "Pictures a Factor in Education," was discussed by Miss Moore 'Art in Schoolroom," by Miss Lamb; "Schoolroom Decoration,” by Miss Rich, and "The Influence of Art in Education,” by Prof. Cubberley of Stanford University. As a fitting close to the afternoon, the teachers of the county were entertained by the Santa Barbara city corps of teachers at a reception held at the Anna C. Blake Manual Training School. Not only the art room but the various other apartments of the building had been made use of in the exhibit of pictures and casts. In addition to the display of water colors,

THE STANDARD photographs, photogravures, and etchings. Mr. AMERICAN BRAND Radcliffe Whitehead favored the Association with an interesting paper on “Art."

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