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will probably take place on Nov. 2. The University of Chicago, in an article on principal address will be delivered by "Railway Education" in a book, "RailHon. Elmer E. Brown, United States way Organization and Working," issued Commissioner of Education.
from the university Press. Professor
Dewsnup declares that such an instituSchool boards of cities of the first and tion, financed by the railways centering second class in Kansas will not be al- in Chicago, is a probability and that the lowed to employ relatives or members as officers under the ruling of the at
money is in sight. torney-general just issued. The law re- Work has been started on the new lating to the employment of relatives dormitory at Wesleyan University which is a part of the law relating to school is to take the place of Old North Coldistricts in the country. For years it lege, burned last March, and the conwas held that this provision did not ap- tractor promises to have the building ply to the boards in cities of the first and ready by the opening of college next second class. In examining the school fall. laws today it was found that this provision was made many years ago in the The technical college at Bristol, Eng., general school statutes. The opinion the destruction of which by fire was resays that the degrees of relationship cently reported, was a modern strucprohibited are husband and wife and son ture, opened only twenty-one years ago, and daughter. If relatives are employed but its roots are ancient, for it was it must be by the unanimous consent of founded by the Merchant Venturers, an the board, or the member who employs association which takes us back to Sethem must be responsible for the com- bastian Cabot, for whom Bristol has a pensation.
monument on its highest hill. There In commemoration of his 75th birth
new Americans to discover in day, Count John A. Creighton, one of
these prosaic days, but the Merchant
Venturers survive-a close guild with the founders of Creighton University of large revenues devoted for the most part Omaha, Neb., has deeded to that insti
to charity. The college, the original cost tution two buildings in the wholesale district worth about $500,000. They will
of which was $275,000, will be rebuilt
without delay. pay the university about 5 per cent. Dr. Carr, head of the New York Col
Jesse Knight, a well-known Mormon lege of Dental and Oral Surgery, at No. residing at Provo, Alta., has donated 210 West Forty-second street, New
500 acres of choice farming land in York City, has decided to erect a new
southern Alberta, to the new agricultural fireproof college building. The cost of college of the Brigham Young Univerthe structure is estimated at $200,000. sity. Plans have been prepared for a
Receiver John C. Fetzer of the Milcollege to be built at La Salle and North
waukee Avenue State Bank, Chicago, avenues, opposite Lincoln Park, in Chi- has received a restitution check for $25 cago, where three lots have been pur
from Rev. C. K. Preuss, president of chased by the Chicago Night Univer
the Luther College, Decorah, Ia., who, sity: The building will be nine-story, through his secretary, said that a year of fireproof steel construction, with ex- ago Paul O. Stensland had contributed terior of pressed brick and 'stone and $25 to the college library. The presicost $100,000.
dent declared that he believed it would
be wrong to keep the money and rePlans for a railway college with an turned it with the request that it be endowment of approximately $6,000,- used for the benefit of the creditors. 000, are outlined by Ernest R. Dewsnup, "If a few more men would follow this professional lecturer on railways of the example we could pay out one hundred
cents on the dollar," was Mr. Fetzer's That there are in the city of New comment.
York 292,000 public school children so
physically defective as to block the progThe Sibley graduates of 1904, 1905, ress of the other pupils is the statement 1906 and 1907 at Cornell have voted to made by W. H. Allen, representing the erect a memorial to Dr. Thurston, late committee on the betterment of the physdirector of the college. A large part of ical condition of school children, made the funds is already available.
before the board of estimate. Miss Ju
lia Richmond supported the same propoAt the quarterly conference of the
sition and corroborated his statement. Methodist church, in session at San Mar
On the strength of it the committee is cos, Texas, it was decided to enlarge asking for more medical inspectors. the capacity of Colonal College in that city. Agents will be put in the field to Authorities of the University of Berraise funds for the purpose.
lin inform the Associated Press that
statements published abroad that the An article published in the New Or- stringent regulations concerning the adleans Times-Democrat, widely copied, mission of students are designed to exhas drawn attention to the new marvel clude many Americans are untrue. Any of education for the defective. The case graduate of an American college who is that of II-year-old Maud Scott, who presents a passport and a diploma of was born blind and deaf, and who up a bachelor of arts or an equivalent deto her seventh year lived in a cradle gree will be admitted without question. without the first beginings of normal It is true that the diplomas of some of existence. She was then taken to the the smallest institutions bearing the institution for the deaf at Jackson, Miss.,
name of colleges are omitted from the and found a devoted teacher in Miss M. list of those recognized. The new regA. Bodkin. By patient repetition of di- ulations are directed against Russians rected movements the child was first
not having sufficient means of support taught to walk, and then to feed herself.
or who are academically unqualified. Now she knows her alphabet and has a large vocabulary.
James Nelson, an alumnus of RutThe Massachusetts Institute of Tech
gers, presented to the college a large nology is doubtful whether to build new
tract of ground, extending from the buildings near its present site or seek
Voorhees Library on Hamilton street a new location in a Boston suburb.
to Seminary place. The gift doubles the
college campus. The American Missionary Association was the first to introduce into the
A valuable addition to the equipment South a system of industrial training: inch reflector now being mounted, which
. the Talladega College was the pioneer in this movement. Now almost every in
will be one of the three largest and most stitution under the care of the associa- powerful in existence.
powerful in existence. It will be used tion has a department of industrial
for delicate work on faint stars and training. The purpose of this training nebulæ, and will be manipulated by elecis not to make tradesmen, carpenters,
trical apparatus under the control of masons and the like, but to fit young one operator. The great weight of the men and women for Christian citizen- reflector will rest on fuid, in order to ship. It is not exclusive, but inclusive; make manipulation easier. Besides this not narrow but comprehensive. In- reflector, a powerful two-foot reflector dustrial training becomes a part of a is being mounted, for use principally in larger and more complete educational photographing an interesting class of training.
stars known as the Algol-variables.
Bow doin has joined the ranks of English teachers who are to make a American colleges that are using the tour of the United States are to come in graduate system of coaching. A. L. La- groups of twenty-five. ferrier, 'oi, is in charge of the football team.
Mr. Saunders, a former teacher, told
the British House of Lords committee Hearing that the University settle- on juvenile smoking that he could dement was practically without funds to tect smokers by their handwriting, that supply heat for the winter, every wo- of boys who smoked being a loose, man's organization and club at the Uni- flabby kind. Handwriting, he said, was versity of Chicago has pledged each of a cinematograph of the heart. its members to a 50-cent contribution. About $500 will be raised in this man- Judge Carpenter of Denver has dener--enough to supply heat throughout cided that the board of education may the winter.
not interpret literally the clause in the
teachers' contract permitting dismissal The salaries of Yale professors, even at pleasure. Some good and sufficient with an increase from $3,000 to $4,000 reason must be given before a teacher is a year for 35 members of the faculty, are discharged. still about 25 per cent lower than at Harvard. The comparison is inexact, but ap
A building permit has been issued to parently it is not far from true, as Har- the Mount St. Louis College, Montreal, vard professors under the new salary Canada, to add an addition to the colscale, which went into effect in 1905, re- lege. The cost of the addition will be ceive a minimum salary of $4,000 on ap- $60,000. pointment, and the maximum, which many are receiving, is $5,500. This ap- The corner-stone of the new Colt Meplies to "full professors” only, of whom morial High School, the gift of Col. there are approximately 75 in the de
Samuel P. Colt, in memory of his partments under the faculty of arts and mother, Mrs. Theodora De Wolf Colt, sciences. For associate professors, of
who died several years ago, was laid whom there are only one or two, the at Bristol, R. I., last month with full minimum is $2,500 and the maximum is Masonic ceremonies and other exercises, $4,500. For assistant professors the in which Judge Le Baron P. Colt, a minimum is $2,500 and the maximum brother of the colonel and justice of the $3,000. This scale of salaries was made United States court, Principal Charles possible by the teachers' endowment F. Cape of the State Normal School, fund of more than $2,000,000, which was Gov. George H. Utter and President W. raised in 1904 and 1905 under the lead- H. P. Faunce of Brown University, parership of Bishop Lawrence.
ticipated. The building will be of white Georgia marble and will be three stories
high. The site is at the intersection of The Yale Courant has absorbed the
two of the principal streets in the busiMonthly Magazine, the new publication which created such an uproar last year
ness portion of the town. The cost will
be considerably over $250,000. with its sensational articles.
At the annual meeting of the Southern Dr. W. E. Chancellor, the new super- Education Society of the Methodist intendent of schools at Washington, D. Episcopal Church a grant of $15,000 was C., decided to ask Congress for the re- made to the Arkansas Conference Coltirement of aged teachers upon half pay. lege, Siloam Springs. Of this $10,000 This in conjunction with a voluntary re- is permanent endowment and $5,000 aptirement fund would provide the full plies on the floating debt. This is the salary for the retiring teacher.
first endowment this college has had.
At the first meeting of the Society for trial Education for Workingmen," and the Promotion of Industrial Education, Alfred Mosely, “Industrial Education.”
the objects of which In part, Mr. Vanderlip said: Promotion of
have received the “The United States in the last fiscal Industrial Education.
cordial indorsement year sent into the markets of the world
of President Roose- products valued at $1,800,000,000. Convelt, held last month in Cooper Union, tributing to that vast commerce were New York, Nicholas Murray Butler, many factors, but there was a significant president of Columbia University, occu- absence of one noteworthy influence. It pied the chair in place of Dr. Henry S. is a remarkable fact that among the moPritchett, who was too ill to attend. Dr. tives moving buyers in foreign markets Prichett had been elected president of to purchase $1,800,000,000 of American the society earlier in the day.
products in a single year one of the most The principal address was that of potent considerations that ordinarily inFrederick A. Vanderlip, Assistant Secre- Auence a purchaser's mind never once tary of the Treasury in President Mc- became effective in closing an important Kinley's first administration, and now bargain. No purchaser bought our vice-president of the National City Bank. goods for the reason that there had been The subject was, “The Competition of wrought into them superior handicraft. the United States in the Markets of the Manual skill controlled for us no_marWorld." The gist of Mr. Vanderlip's ket. speech was a warning that the great "It is interesting to consider what ennatural advantages which has placed the abled us to compete in the world's marUnited States in the industrial lead kets with the manufacturers of other among nations might not always con- countries and to sell more than $1,800,tinue, and that every effort should be 000,000 products of our shops and facmade toward building up a degree of tories. excellence in manufactures that would “Bountiful nature supplied us with aid in holding that lead when natural raw products in such abundance that we advantages had disappeared.
gained dominance in many markets for Other speakers and their subjects were that reason alone. Our mastery in the Frederick P. Fish, president of the world of iron rests on no foundation of American Telegraph and Telephone skilled hands, but upon those great beds Company, "What Industrial Education of ore which yield their rich product to Means to the United States"; Jane Ad- the furnaces at such small expense that dams, Settlement worker of "Chicago, our true cost of production is the despair "Industrial Education from the Social of other nations. We have gained leadStandpoint"; Samuel B. Donnelly, sec- ership in the world's markets through retary of the Building Trades Board of our national ingenuity in invention that Arbitration, "The Meaning of Indus- has created labor-saving machinery, enabling us to manufacture cheaper than bored for years and never had any sucothers. That faculty, too, has led us to cess until the American engineers came produce ingenious mechanisms that upon the scene. Then I decided I would command markets alone because of their some day visit America. ingenuity.
"The conclusion I come to is that your "The advantage which comes from public school system is responsible. It labor-saving machinery, however, is encourages initiative; it stimulates the quickly dissipated, for our competitors imagination of your boys and girls. We are among us with open eyes, and of late English are handicapped by the lack of years with minds quick to adopt what- those very traits in our schools." ever is of advantage in our methods. Miss Jane Addams made an appeal Our transcendent genius for business for the "higher education" of the child organization has enabled us to manufac- mind. Much has been said in the earlier ture en masse so cheaply that others speeches about the competition of the could not compete, but that advantage workmen from Germany. She said she has been gained by the skill of organ- had spent much time in that country, izers and not by the skill of workmen. and gave it as her opinion that much of
"The one great competitor of the the success of the German workman was United States in most of the world mar- due to the careful supervision of the kets is Germany. Why is that? You education of the youth of that nation on know, as does every manufacturer in this the part of the government. nation, that Germany's superiority in in- At the afternoon session of the soternational commerce rests almost ciety these officers were elected: Presiwholly on Germany's superior school dent, Henry S. Pritchett, of Boston; system. It is the aim there to make of vice-president, N. W. Alexander, of each citizen of the empire an efficient Lynn, Mass., and treasurer, V. Everit economic unit. The ideal is to do what- Macy, of New York. ever educational training can do to make men economically efficient. That ideal
The eleventh annual meeting of the is having the most profound influence
National Association of Presidents of in the commercial world. It has put
State Universities Germany, in spite of her natural disad
was held last month vantages, in the fore front of commercial National Association
at Baton Rouge, La. nations.
President Richard H. “If we will broaden our own ideal of
Jesse of the University of Missouri, preswhat education should accomplish, if we ident of the association, was detained at will so develop our public school system home by illness, but sent his annual adthat its advantages may be extended to
dress by mail, which was read at the every youth employed in manual work,
opening meeting. The meeting was preuntil he will be given an intellectual out- sided over by the vice-president of the look upon his work and an intellectual
association, President Van Hise of the interest in the development of manual
University of Wisconsin. skill, we will have done much for our
The first business taken up was the recommercial future, much for our social welfare and much for the permanent
port of the committee on the subject of establishment of contented prosperity.” substance of the report was that the com
a university of the United States. The Mr. Mosely, who was greeted warmly,
mittee recommended the establishment said, in part:
of such a university in the national cap"I am not an educationalist.
ital. It also recommended that the proonly one of those who have marked the posed university be purely for graduate effect of education upon the English, study. The report was discussed at American and German peoples and its length before the report was adopted relation to industrial development. What unanimously. Those taking part in the turned my attention to America was my discussion were Presidents Andrews of experience in Africa, where I had la- Nebraska, Kingsbury of the University