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Has just closed the most successful year in its history, the total

Embrace the work required in the best normal schools of this enrollment reaching 1801, representing 88 counties in Kansas

country, including methods of teaching, mental science, school and 16 different states and territories. Over 500 students held economy and management, history of education, philosophy teachers' certificates on entering, 129 holding first grade and

of education, child-study, teaching and criticism, and kinder256 second grade. Nearly 200 were graduates of high schools,

garten and primary methods. academies, or colleges.

The Elementary Course consists of the first, second and No word of comment is needed to show the high position

fourth years' work. The English Course consists of all the which the school occupies in the estimation of the good people

work of the four years, Latin excepted. The Latin Course is of the State. That so many experienced teachers find it so

the same as the English, with Latin substituted for the desig. helpful sufficiently demonstrates the efficiency of its work.

nated subjects. The Academic Course consists of the first The building is one of the largest of its kind in this country

three years' work, and physiology or mental science, as the and in equipment is hardly surpassed by any. The library of

pupil may elect. (See catalogue for details in all courses). over 13,000 volumes; the laboratories, with apparatus in great

Students completing any one of the first three courses named variety and abundance; the art rooms, with large cases filled with

above are granted the diploma of the school, which by law is a casts and designs; the model school, supplied with nearly every

life certificate to teach in the schools of Kansas. device useful in modern pedagogy; the gymnasiums, providing

PLEASE NOTE: for a diversified line of exercises; the largest and best arranged

That teachers seeking a school in which to prepare themschool assembly hall in the West, but suggest the many good

selves more fully for their work, find unequaled opportunities things here brought together to aid young men and women in

at the State Normal School. their efforts to prepare themselves for the responsible work of 2. That young men and women intending to teach, find no the teacher.

such facilities for acquiring an education and for obtaining a The members of the Faculty have been chosen with special knowledge of all that is latest and best in appliances and methreference to their fitness for the work assigned them, and most

ods, anywhere else in the State. of them are well known in every part of the State.

3. That parents desiring a school in which their children CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION.

may receive a liberal education, and at the same time become Teachers holding first-grade certificates are admitted to the

thoroughly fitted for the honorable profession of teaching, will Normal Department, second-term (first year) classes, without

find that it can be accomplished here with less expense than at examination. They are ranked, however, as first-term students

any other school in Kansas. until final records are made upon first-term subjects by exami,

THE EXPENSE. nation. Teachers holding second-grade certificates are admit

It has often been demonstrated that the total expense in ted to first-term classes, Normal Department, without examina- attending the State Normal School is as low as at any other tion.

school in the State. Graduates holding diplomas from certified high schools are

Pleasant accommodations can be secured within easy reach also admitted without examination.

of the building. Board in private families ranges from $2.35 Other candidates for admission are required to pass a fair

to $2.75 per week. A few places charge $3.00 to $3.50. The examination in the common branches—arithmetic, reading,

clubs report a reduction of about one-third from above rates. geography, grammar, U. S. history, writing, and spelling, and

Those who board themselves reduce the cost one-half. must present a certificate of good moral character from the Good unfurnished rooms, capable of accommodating from county superintendent, or from some responsible person to

two to four students, rent for from $2 to $4 per month. Furwhom the candidate is well known.

nished rooms rent for from $4 to $6 per month. The probable Regular examinations for admission and for advanced stand

cost for a term of 20 weeks, including books, board, fuel, and ing are held on the first and second and last two days of each

washing, ranges from $35 to $75. half-term. A fee of $1 is charged for special examinations. There are several good second-hand stores in the city where Graduates in the Arts Course or in corresponding courses of

students can buy and sell furniture and cooking utensils. first-class colleges, are given such credits as will admit them to

Tuition is free to all regular students in the Normal Departthe last year, or to the senior class, on entering the School. ment. To all others, a fee of $5 per term of 20 weeks is Graduates of high schools and academies fitting students for

charged. admission to the freshman class, State University, or of high

Railway fare in excess of $3 is refunded to regular students schools and academies of corresponding grade, will be given

in the Normal Department. such credits as will admit them to the second-year class on See catalogue for details. entering the School. In both cases above mentioned the Fac

Address, ulty will designate the subjects to be pursued, and the course

A. R. TAYLOR, President, will include a review of the common branches.


The Literati Society.

BOOK NOTICES AND REVIEWS. As the school year draws to a close the interest in society work grows stronger. Our hall will not accommodate all the

A REQUEST: Please mention the MONTHLY when ordering any of the friends who seek admittance, and each Friday evening many

following.named books. are compelled to turn away from our doors and seek entertain

Appointed Paths. By Annie Stevens Perkins. Boston: James H. Earle ment elsewhere.

Madeira Islands. By Anthony J. Drexel. Biddle. Philadelphia: Interest and variety has been added to our programs from

Drexel-Biddle & Bradley Publishing Co........... time to time, by contributions from members of our sister soci- New Streams in Old Channels. By Dr. Lyman Abbott. Boston:

Lothrop Publishing Co. eties. We thank you, friends, and most cordially invite you to

Elements of Psychology. By George Croom Robertson. Edited by C. come again.

A. Foley Rhys Davids. New York: Chas, Scribner's Sons

1 00 Society interest now centers in the June debate. Our debat. Legends of the Red Children. A Supplementary Reader for the Fourth

and Fifth Grades. By Nora L. Platt. Chicago: The Werner ers are faithfully at work and we expect great things from them.

School Book Co We are confident that they will do honor to themselves and to Chapters on the Aims and Practice of Teaching. Edited by Frederic the society they represent.

Spencer, Ph.D., University College of North Wales. New York:

The Macmillan Co The last society election of the year was recently held with

Crockett's Elements of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry. With Logar. the following result: President, Miss Kate Bell; vice presi- ithmetic and Trigonometric Tables. By C. W. Crockett, C. E., A.

M., Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy in Rensselaer Poly. dent, Mr. T. A. Edgerton; secretary, Miss Perkins; sergeant- technic Institute, Troy, N. Y. Cloth, 8vo, 310 pages. Chicago; at-arms, Ulrick Jarrett; chorister, Miss Gardner.

New York: American Book Company

1 25 Raymond's Pläne Surveying. With Tables. By William G. Raymond,

C. E., Member American Society of Civil Engineers; Professor of The Lyceum Society.

Geology, Road Engineering and Topographical Drawing in Ren.

sselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y. " Cloth, 8vo, 485 pages. With the advent of June the Lyceum completes another year Illustrated with cuts and colored maps. Chicago; New York:

American Book Company filled with pleasant memories of "something attempted, some

$ 3 00

Casa Braccio. By F. Marion Crawford. Bound in Buckram. In two thing done,” especially the latter.. Viewed from all points, the

handy 16mo., volumes, in Box. New York: The Macmillan Co. 200 year has been a decided success. The annual debate contest,

"Mr. Crawford's latest novel, 'Casa Braccio,' may not improbably

come to be regarded as the supreme masterpiece in fiction-of the including first place, and the dramatic art contest have been English tongue at least that has appeared since Daniel Dernnda.' won by our representatives. One of our presidents, Miss Sallie

Its breadth of human emotion, its vividness of individualities, its

splendor of coloring, all entitle this novel to a lasting place in the Stewart, is salutatorian for the class of '97.

literature of fiction,"-Chicago Inter-Ocean. The regular work of the society has not been impeded in the Introduction to the Study of Economics. By Charles Jesse Bullock, Ph.

D.. Instructor in Economics, Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. least by our splendid victories. During the past month it has 12mo, cloth, 511 pp. with copious Index and Bibliography. Boston, been decided that Francis Bacon did write Shakespeare, and,

New York, Chicago, Philadelphia: Silver, Burdett & Company.
Introductory price

1 28 incidentally, that the ladies can debate with equal, if not The foregoing is modestly called an "Introduction to the Study

of Economics, but it is really much more than that, since it pregreater facility than the gentlemen. The society has concluded sents the principles of social and political economy in a clear and after due deliberation, that the jury system should be abolished,

comprehensive manner that will leave the reader well informed

upon all important topics. It is not only broad in scope but admirthat inventors are entitled to more honors than discoverers, able in method, and sound and clear-cut in argument.

While pri

marily intended for a text book in higher schools, the author's clear that a competitive system is preferable to a co-operative, and exposition of causes and effects, of conditions and results, will that an educational qualification should be required of all

make his book very welcome to the average citizen who desires to

make an intelligent study of economic problems. voters. Space limitations forbid enumeration of the musical

The Story of Canada. By J. G. Bourinot, C. M. G., LL. D., D. C. L. and elocutionary talent that has appeared beneath our “gleam- 12mo, illustrated. New York; G. P. Putnam's Sons

1 50

The author, who stands among the most learned men of Canada, ing gas gets," (which, by the way, are not gas jets, but incan

has certainly presented to the world a most valuable, comprehen. descent lights.)

sive and interesting volume. It is especially valuable to teachers

of the United States, who, as a rule, know little of the thrilling his. The month has seen within our hall many members of former tory of the great commonwealth north of us, and which is so years. Messrs. Huggins and Stevenson, Miss Jay, and others,

closely interwoven with our own history that we cannot fully under

stand one without the other, The maps and illustrations are entertained the society with pleasant reminiscences.

abundant, and typographically it is fully up to the high standard of

excellence that has so long characterized the books of the great A limited inquiry develops the following: W. W. Gillette, publishing house of G. P. Putnam's Sons. Our readers for the past our genial Ingomar, will nd the summer under his own vine

three months have noticed illustrations of rare beauty from standard

books published by this firm. Why we should have been so honored and fig-tree upon a ranch in southern California; John Jacob above other papers of our class we do not know, but we feel very

thankful and trust that our friends will show their appreciation of Rhodes, the noble Polydor, will pick splinters from his hands the compliment paid us and the teachers of Kansas, by a generous and sell lumber to the residents of Colony, Kansas; the silver

patronage of the house of G. P. Putnam's Sons. tongued Stephenson will use his oratorical ability in elucidat

Current Literature really contains more actual reading matter than

any other literary monthly of its price. It is exceeded only oneing the mysteries of the X rays to listening multitudes; our cighth by magazines that cost one-forth more, such as The Century.

It contains nearly twice as much as such reviews as The Forum, worthy secretary, Geo. Griffith, will talk reversible handle-bars, and very inuch more than double such magazines as McClure's. continuous cranks, et cetera to people with an idea of wheels

The average content of its pages is from twenty to fifty per cent.

larger than that of any monthly of the usual magazine form and in their heads; our ex-secretary, Miss Edna Hornaday, will size. Probably no other single magazine is so well adapted to the instruct in the Morris county institute; our president, O. M.

special function of keeping the reader within constant view of the

whole body of standard and contemporaneous literature both imagChilcott, as he follows the plow, will devise ways and means for

inative and intormational. The Current Literature Publishing Co.

55 Liberty street, New York....... booming the Lyceum in the fall, and, incidentally, muse upon

Midland Monthly. A summer breeziness and wild western thrill of the greatness in store for the young man from the farm; Miss adventures pervade the stories in the July Midland Monthly, (Des. Hannah McGinley, our vice president, will receive callers at

Moines). "Our Inland Seas," written and pictured by F, W. Fitz. her home in Chetopa; Ira L. White, one of our orators for '98,

patrick, gives the reader a delightful voyage over our great lakes,

and much interesting information on the trip. "Grant's Life," by has resigned, and "they say” ere this number reaches its read- Judge Emerson, this month, develops six new views, taken for the ers, that he will take unto himself a fair school ma'am of Midland, at old Ft. Vancouver, on the Columbia. Miss Scott con. Northwestern Kansas; ex-president Creighton, it is secretly

cludes her "Across Country in á Van," with a well illustrated sketch

of the City of Mexico. Booker T. Washington's Tuskegee school rumored, assisted by Jno. O'Connor, of the Philos., will write is freely pictured. The Midland's July prize paper, hy Professor a book on “How I Took First."

Carothers, of Galena, describes and illustrates the discoveries of a party of scientists in the caves of the pre-historic cliff-dwellers of

Arizona. Mrs. J. S. Clarkson, wife of Gen. Clarkson, contributes na The total enrollment at the State Normal School last an able paper on Iowa Politics, rscently read before the Society for year was 1801. Will you not enroll for 1897-8? Send to Pres

Political Study, of New York City. A beautiful picture of Mrs.

Clarkson adorns the frontispiece. Numerous other interesting feat. ident A. R. Taylor, Emporia, for catalogues, etc.

ures are included in this number.

The Winning of the West. By Theodore Rosse

velt, Author of “The Naval War of 1812," "Hunting Trips of a Ranchman,” “The Wilderness Hunter," etc. 3 vols., octavo, gilt top, with maps.

Vol. I. From the Alleghanies to the Mississippi, 1769-1776. Vol. II. From the Alleghanies to the Mississippi, 1777-1783. Vol. lii. The Founding of the Trans-Alleghany Commonwealths, 1784-1790. Vol. iv. Louisiana and the Northwest, 1791-1807. New York: The Macmillan Co

... ...Each... 2 50 An Outline of Method in History. By Ellwood

W. Kemp, Indiana State Normal School. A Guide for Teachers in Graded Schools, High Schools and Normal Schools, and a Companion to Text-book for Students in the Upper Grades, High Schools and Normal Schools. One volume, 300 pages, printed on fine paper, bound in cloth, gold stamps on side and back. Terre Haute, Indiana: The Inland Publishing Co..

....1 00 The author thinks that there is just one way to study and teach history, and that he has found that way. Such frankness is un. usual, but we like it better than that false or assumed modesty (?) which is constantly making excuse for every opinion and begging pardon for stepping on real or immaginary toes. On examination we find that the author has a way and be makes it plain. First, he takes up the "General

Fireside Reading for Happy Homes. By H.

L. Hastings. Boston: H L. Hastings 50 The Pilgrimage of Ben Beriah. By Charlotte

M. Yonge. New York: The Macmillan Co..1 25 Susan's Escort and Others. By Edward Ev. erett Hale. 7%x5, pp. 416. New York: Harper & Brothers

1 50 Europe in the Middle Ages. By Oliver J. Thatch

er and Ferdinand Schwili, Professors in the University of Chicago. 600 pp. 12mo. Ten

inaps. New York: Chas. Scribner's Sons.. 2 00 The Public School Arithmetic, Based on Mc

Lellan & Dewey's "Psychology of Number." By J. A. McLellan, A. M., LL, D., Presi dent of the Ontario Normal College ; Author (with Dr. Dewey) of the "Psychology of Number," "Applied Psychology," "The Teacher's Hand: Book of Algebra, etc.; and A. F. Ames, A. B., Honor Graduate in Mathematics; Formerly Mathematical Mas. ter, St. Thomas Collegiate Institute, etc.; Superintendent Schools, Riverside, Illinois. New York: The Macmillan Co

This is an arithmetic based on psycholog: ical principles. The authors have worked out an idea and applied it to a good purpose. The fact of a plan, the evidence of meihod, and the correlation of the subject matter is shown on every page. We commend the book to teachers as worthy of their attention.

The Invisible Choir. By James Lane Allen.

Cloth, 12mo. New York: The Macmillan

1 50 The Morse Speller. Dictation and Spelling in

Correlation with other Subjects for all
Grades. By Samuel T. Dutton, Superin.
tendent of Schools, Brookline, Mass. New
York: The Morse Co.

The claims of correlation are recognized in the use of instructive material bearing upon the subjects pursued in the schools. The abundance of selections from English and American authors add much to the value

of the speller for dictation work. Carpenter's Geographical Reader. Asia. By

Frank G. Carpenter 12mo,_304 pages. New York, Chicago; American Book Co..... 60 The noted traveller has presented to pupils in the public schools, more than an ordinary diary of his travels. He has pictured the Asiatic peoples in their homes, on their farms and in their workshops. He has also described in the plainest way, the civiliza. tion, government, educational system and general characteristics of the great peoples of Asia The photographs taken by the author on the ground, embellish the volume and give to the descriptions a most realistic effect. There are eight maps and thirty-six chapters, and all of Asia 'is treated. The book is suitable for fourth reader pupils and higher grades.


CHATEAU ST. LOUIS (1634-1834.) DESTROYED BY FIRE IN 1834. Frontispiece of Canada," Story of the Nations Series.

Kindness of G. P. Putnam's Sons.

Theory," discussing the forces of history and also the nature of history, forms into which history develops, the relation of geog: raphy to history, and the results of historical study. This discussion, which is philosophical, is interesting and productive of thought. The second division of the book is bristling with suggestions as to methods, plans and illustrations for teaching "History in the Grades." There are model lessons from the first to the eighth grades, and a most inter. esting chapter on "The Use of Biography in History." The book is certainly a valuable one for every teacher. The First Book in Writing English. By Ed.

win Herbert Lewis, PhD., Associate Pro. fessor of English in Lewis Institute and in the University of Chicago. New York: The Macmillan Co

Another working manual by a working teacher, for working teachers and working pupils. Theory is taught through practice, and facts and generalizations go hand in hand. The title is extremely modest. Teachers and students need this book for reference as well as inspiration. We ve read it with the keenest pleasure and desire to express our thanks to publishers and author,

The Heart of a Bou. (Cuore.) By Edmondo

de Amicis. Iliustrated by Prof. G. Mantellini. Chicago: Laird & Lee

75 "Cuore" is a classic in the literature of ed ucation. It is a teacher of teachers, not for Italy alone, but for all the world. Praise cannot be overdone on this book. It will inspire pupils, teachers and parents, and its interesting observations and ennobling thoughts will be perpetual influences toward a faultless and helpful life.

It is a book that holds the reader spell-bound, and he feels that he must have a number of copies for his friends. There have been one hun dred sixty-six editions of the book published in Italian, and now that it is published in this country by an enterprising firm, it will

no doubt have a very large sale. Civil Government in the United States, considered

with some reference to its origins. By John Fiske. With questions on the text by Frank A. Hill, formerly Headmaster of the Eng: lish High School at Cambridge, Mass., and Bibliographical Notes by Mr. Fiske. 12mo, 390 pages. Boston, New York and Chicago: Houghton, Mimin & Co ...

1 00 Pictures of Russian History and Russian Litera

ture. By Prince Serge Wolkonsky. 9x6%, pp. 276. Boston: Lamson, Wolffe & Co 2 50

At the Front. By Oliver Optic. Blue and

Gray, cloth. Gold dies. Illustrated. Boston; Lee & Shepard

1 50 Legends of Charlemange, or Romance of the

Middle Ages. Stories of Paladin and Saracen. By Thomas Bulfinch. With an explan. atory introduction by Arthur Richmond Marsh, Assistant Professor of comparative Literature in Harvard University. Illustrated. Small 8vo, Boston. Lee & Shepard. Cloth

2 50 First Book of Physical Geography. By

Ralph S. Tarr, B. S., T. G. S. A., Professor of Dynamic Geology and Physical geogra. phv at Cornell University. Author of "Ēco. nomic Geology of the United States.” “Elementary Geology," etc. New York: The Macmillan Company,

1 10 This book is an improvement on other books on the subject of Physical Geography in two particulars-viz , l The illustrations are abundant and made from photographs, which gives them a realistic and natural ef. fect. 2. The subject matter is so arranged as to be used by student and teacher with the least possible loss of time. Teachers will readily recognize its merit as a school-text and we predict for it a hearty receptior at their hands.


Book Notices Continued.

The Natural and Individual Slant

...System of Penmanship...


In His Steps. By C. M. Sheldon. Pp. 282.
Chicago: Advance Publishing Co

1 00 Historical Briefs. By James Schouler. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co

2 00 Soldiers of Fortune. By Richard Harding

Davis. New York: Chas. Scribner's Sons 1 50 Joaquin Miller's Poetical Works. One vol. ume.

Cloth. San Francisco: The Whita. ker & Ray Co..

2 50 Natural Elementary Geography By Jaques

W. Redway, F. R. G. S. Chicago: American Book Co

60 History for Young Readers Germany. By Kate

F. Kroeker. 15mo, cloth. Chicago: D.
Appleton & Co

60 Lectures, Addresses and Essays. By Prof.

James Monroe. 744x5, 372 pp, Oberlin, O:
E. J. Goodrich

1 25 The Voyage of the Mayflower Penned and

Pictured by Blanche McManus. 87x6%, pp.

75. New York: E, R, Herrick & Co 1 25 The Life of James Mc Cosh: A Record Chiefly

Autobiographical. Edited by William Mill. igan Sloane. With portraits. 8vo, pp. vi, 287. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons...2 50 Care and Culture of Men, By David Starr

Jordon, President of Leland Stanford Junior University. San Francisco, Calif: The Whitaker & Ray Co

1 50 The Beauties of Nature and Wonders of the

World We Live In. By Sir John Lubbock.
Third edition. Cloth, gilt top. New York:
The Macmillan Co

1 50 Prisoners of Conscience. A Story of Shetland.

By Amelia E. Barr, author of "Jan Ved.
der's Wife," "A Bow of Orange Ribbon,"
"A Daughter of Fife," etc. 12mo, 240 pp.,
richly illustrated. New York: Century Co...1 50

Stories of American Life and Adventure. For

Third reader grade. By Edward Eggleston, author of "Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans "


12mo, 214 pages New York, Chicago. American Book Co.,

50 The Story of Troy. By M. Clarke. 12mo, 251 pages.

60 Siories from the Arabian Nights. Selected and edited by M. Clarke. 12mo, 271 pages. New York, Chicago; American Book Co.. 60 These books are admirably suited for use in the public schools. They are beautifully bound and full of the latest and most appropriate illustrations. Mr. Eggleston's book is a classic and will certainly live and be read by children as far hence in the dim future as we today are removed from the scenes

of Troy or the tales of Arabia. American Monthly Review of Reviews. The

great international questions of the hour, and American questions of a political or eco. nomic character, are discussed in the edito. rial department of the American Monthly Review of Reviews for July. The project of Hawaiian annexation claims precedence in the review of current topics, entitled “The Progress of the World." The editor also comments on the present status of the Cuban question, on the situation in Spanish politics, and on our trade relations with the South American republics. This department deals, too, with the problems resulting from the Turco-Grecian war and other grave complications in the Orient. In domestic matters, the proposed currency commission and the labor conditions of the country receive spec.

ial attention.
The Ladies' Home Fournal. "The value of

timber yearly cut in the United States is
double that of the output of all our mines;"
"one-third of the population of this country
are church members;" "it costs $668.32 every
minute during the year to run our govern-
ment;" “Uncle Sam's farms constitute one-
fifth of the National wealth ;" "Nearly one.
half of the 8,000,000,000 letters making up
the world's annual mail, belong to the Unit.
ed States" These are but instances of the
thousands of wonderful facts about every
phase of the life and progress of our coun-
try, from an illustrated article on .The
Greatest Nation on Earth," by William
George Jordan, to appear in the July num.
ber of The Ladies' Home Journal. The ar-
ticle pictures, in a novel way, America's
vast area, her matchless resources, bound-
less wealth, her marvelous development, and
shows how the United States leads the

By W.C. STEVENSON, Department of Penmanship and Bookkeeping,

Kansas State Normal School, Has some claims upon the consideration of progressive teachers: 1. The system is just what its name implies- or agent, whose greatest success is in selling his natural and individual. It is not in its very name books rather than in teaching them. a living falsehood, nor is it a fad.

5. The copies are photo-engraved reproduc2. It has received the endorsements of the pen. tions of real writing, which cannot be said of any men of the nation, writing supervisors, the State other books or copies on the market in the state Penmanship Association of Kansas, teachers and of Kansas. superintendents everywhere.

6. The teachers of Kansas are learning the 3. The author has taught fourteen years in Kan. Natural and Individual System from the course of sas, and has taught over 9,000 students and teach. study used in the institutes; they are taught it in ers in his writing classes.

the State Normal and practically the same in every 4. The books are filled with methods-methods

other normal in the state; the penmen of the na that are of use and came from the class room and tion, and every good writer believes in the princiwhich are not the vaporings of some bookmaker

ples it advocates,
It is not likely that principles diametrically opposed to the Natural and Individual System can pre-
vail, even with the support of a book agent and the assistance of the Magi with the scroll of the Proph.
ets in their hands. The books will be furnished during the next five years to teachers and students, for
reference and comparative purposes only, at the very lowest price. Send directly to the author.

From President A. N. Palmer, Editor of the chological condition here that I am totally unable
Western Penman:

to comprehend. I am still seeking light.

Let me know how matters progress in the pen. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, April 21, 1897. manship line in Kansas. I have been investigatMy Dear Sir:-I learn that there is a prospect ing vertical writing recently, and this morning I of the adoption of vertical writing, copy books received a number of specimens from Brooklyn, throughout the state of Kansas. I sincerely trust N. Y. I also received in the same mail from a your Kansas educators will move slowly in this teacher of penmanship in Brooklyn who knows matter, because I can prove to any business man how to teach business writing, and who does not who is not prejudiced in the matter, that vertical believe in vertical, the same matter written by writing copy books are not making good writers, some of his pupils, The writing of his students is I can prove that no one throughout the length and just as plain and is from two to six times more breadth of the land has learned to write a good rapid. But, I may add in this connection that the business hand from vertical copy books.

specimens of vertical are the most rapid and in There is something very strange to me in this every way the best I have been enabled to secure vertical writing movement. No business man from any source. To be sure they are legible and asked for it. No good business writer has recom- neat in appearance, but were not executed at a mended it. The vertical writing has received its business rate of speed, in fact, a boy in an office impetus entirely from educators and scientists could not earn his board unless he could write whose penmanship is on the Horace Greely order, about twice as fast, and he would have to multiply hardly legible.

his speed about three or four times to earn his Personally, I think that public school workers clothes and board. and school boards are a little bit to blame for not Well, I presume I have tired you enough by this looking beyond the finished product in the copy time. When I get to thinking about the inconbook. Adoptions are inade simply upon the rep- gruous condition of penmanship teaching in the resentation of copy book agents, and upon the ap. public schools, I get somewhat excited, but from pearance of the finished product in the copy book. indications in different directions, I conclude that It is evident, or should be evident that healthy a good many public school workers are disgusted children with good nerves can imitate script forms and sick of the vertical writing which has been very closely with the drawing movement when per forced upon them through the intervention of mitted to execute the forms slowly. But why do leading educators who know more about higher not school boards, principals of schools, and public mathematics and Greek, than about the simple school workers generally, take the pupil away subject of writing. from the copy book, give him paper and require

Very truly, him to write a business hand as rapidly as the av.

A. N. PALMER. erage business writer is required to do.

This, atter all, is the only satisfactory test and it From T. B. Hanna, Principal Labette County
will prove conclusively every time that the copy

High School
book'as well as vertical writing is a failure from
every business standpoint. I sincerely trust that

ALTAMONT, KANSAS, April 24, 1897 those who are interested in the public school sys

Dear Sir:-Since the organization of the tem of Kansas and are in a position to dictate in Labette county high school five years ago, we

have with much care and interest examined many regard to the system of penmanship used, will in. vestigate very thoroughly before they force upon

forms of writing books submitted to us by various the thousands of children attending the public

publishing houses, but because of their many very schools in that state, a system of writing that is an

important advantages, in our estimation, our absolute failure from a business standpoint.

classes have used only the books prepared by W. By the way, can't you show up your methods

C. Stevenson of the Kansas State Normal School. and secure the adoption of your work? Good bus

I consider that they embody many more desirable iness writing can only be taught upon a movement

qualities than any other writing books that I have

T B. HANNA, foundation, and I know that you believe thorough. ly in the development and practical application of

Principal Labette County High School, muscular movement. You have incorporated in your work a large number of muscular movement drills and thorough instructions in the developing

From Geo. W. Twitmyer, Superintendent of of that movement

Of course, I am interested in you as a friend and

BETHLEHEM, PA., June 14, 1897. for that reason would be glad to see you succeed Dear Sir:-I have heard something of the exin pushing the sale of your books, but leaving this cellence of your work in teaching writing in the feature of the case entirely out, I know that your State Normal School, and being very desirous of methods of teaching penmanship are successful in improving the writing in our schools, I write to producing good business writers, while the reverse know whether you have anything in print by way is true of the vertical copy book makeshift.

of Methods of Instruction, or copy slips or copy Does it not seem strange that public school books. workers will not accept the advice of men who If you have, will you not please send me a full make a specialty of teaching business penmanship set of what you may have, 'at your best price to al' their lives and who have made a success of the teachers? I will promptly remit the price you profession, rather than the advice of those teach may indicate. Hoping to hear from you very ers and men who have never learned to write well soon, I am themselves and who have never taught any one to

Very truly yours,
execute good business writing? There is a psy.

These are a few of the hundreds of letters from all parts of the state and nation.
For Natural and Individual Slant copies and

Books for reference and comparative purposes only, address

Kansas State Normal School, EMPORIA, KANSAS,


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We have a very pretty line of little novelties, suitable for presents or remembrance novelties. If you want a watch, you will miss it if you don't call on us. We have all the new patterns, new sizes, and new styles, and they

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Miss Rae Knight has returned from California and resumes her old position with us

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Emporia, Kansas.


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We invite you to call and get our prices on groceries, which are the lowest ever

quoted in Emporia, We will make it decidedly to your interest to trade with us if you will give us the opportunity.

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Emporia, Kansas.

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Do you know

The largest and best equipped establishment of the kind in Emporia. Call and see our meats

and get prices. 418 Commercial St.

That C. P.THEIS has the oldest BOOT and SHOE House in the city and that he has always given the lowest prices and special attention to students?

Repairing Neatly Done. 4227, Commercial Street,


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Call on or address


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Emporia, Kansas.


The only first-class plumbing estab lishment in the city.

No. 17 East Sixth Avenue.

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