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and thrilling story of the building of land and sea, of the “Give us men!
mighty cataclysms by which the mountains were made; the Strong and stalwart ones!
study of astronomy, with its dazzling and bewildering visions Men whom highest hope inspires, Men whom purest honor fires,
of unnumbered celestial worlds;-each and all together are, Men who trample self beneath them, Men who make their country wreathe them
with their companion sciences, engaging the time and labor As her noble sons,
of a multitude of devoted lovers, but these all sooner or later Worthy of their sires! Men who never shame their mothers,
discover their unity in the Mind of which the child is the Men who never fail their brothers, True, however false are others;
image. It then becomes again the most interesting of all the Give us men, I say again,
themes in human experience. Are we teachers realizing as we Give us men!"
ought the dignity of our calling and the nobility of the child -The Voice.
that invites us to its study? If we study nature in books, when we go out of doors we cannot find her.-Agassiz.
Watch the Machioery! As we were driving past a field in Stick to Your Frog, if you are studying frogs, and he will
which a mower was doing poor work, a farmer said to me: teach you more about the science of animals than can be
“My neighbor has many mishaps with his machinery and his learned from all the memorized classifications that you can repair bill is a great item of expense each year. I have more bracket out on a hundred rods of blackboard!-David Starr
machinery than he, but it costs me little to keep it in repair." Fordan.
“Why the difference?" I asked. He replied: “I always To Be! A ministerial friend of mine occupying a most de- watch my machinery. If a nut comes loose, I see it and sirable pulpit under the shadow of one of the great univer- tighten it before it falls off; if a bolt breaks, it is at once resities of the country, was called to his present position not so placed; if a belt begins to give way, it is spliced; if a bar is much on account of what he was, but rather on account of bent, it is straightened at noon-time; if a journal gets hot what he was going to be. The university authorities could easily, it is promptly adjusted; if the cog wheels make too much not find a man of mature life who in their opinion could meet noise, they are equalized: and so I seldom have a serious the demands of that pastorate, so they chose a comparatively mishap.” His machines are always in order, they run easily, young man, whose vigorous brain and bounding blood were they do good work, and as a result he is always in good humor giving promise of great things. They set about to train him himself. Not so with his neighbor. He repairs his machines for their service, and now he is already their leader, trusted when they will run no longer. A jar or a rattle is nothing to and worthy. Many school boards and churches could profit him, and when the crisis comes, he has the bill to pay. His by this little story.
temper is in keeping with his machines and he is eternally The True. If Plato be right in saying that the beautiful is
grumbling about the way things are going. If there be a
school teacher who cannot see the application of the above, he the splendor of the true, then that philosophy of the beautiful
ought to surrender his certificate and—buy a farm! which ignores its ethical basis, is superficial and misleading.
Re-create. In teaching pupils to sing, Superintendent Powell It also follows that æsthetic emotions are best aroused as the
strives to develop the impulse to re-create everything they moral emotions are healthy and vigorous. People often wonder at the moral obliquity of many talented musicians,
utter--to appropriate what they meet and then to express it as
their own. It is the old principle of putting yourself in the when all agree that music is heaven-born. Artists, at whose
author's place, seeing what he saw, feeling what he felt, and touch the dull canvas becomes a thing of radiant life, lead an
then speaking as he spoke; but it has a wider significance, in erratic and dissolute existence. Poets, who give form and
that it tends to the development of the pupil's own resources, speech to the subtlest emotions of the soul, are strangers to
to the quickening of his impulses to self-activity, to habits of the simple faith of the peasant. Seeing these things, many
original thinking and acting. What though the efforts are parents look upon music and art and poetry, with all of their kith
crude at first, what though he makes many blunders in thought and kin, as emissaries of the evil one. They fail to see the
and form, they are vastly better than any parrot-like imitation distinction between art as an end and art as an expression of
or repetition of author or of teacher. One day the individuality an idea-an idea which must be even more beautiful than the will suceeed in expressing itself in such a fresh and original thing expressing it. They do not note that the very fascination way that some people will think a man has come to town! which art possesses even for the immoral is due to its birth in
Whose Fault? Statistics show that from 85 to go per cent of the true. Nothing is ethical which is not beautiful, and
the children in the public schools drop out before reaching the nothing is beautiful which has not the similitude of the good
high school. Somebody is to blame for it. Is it you? Is it I? and the true. Ethical longings get their highest satisfaction
Is it all of us? Is it the system? If you are not interesting in the æsthetic emotions. When all education recognizes this
the children in their work, nor helping them to glimpses of relation, then many of the difficulties in the management of
the attractive store-houses of knowledge beyond, then yours is children will disappear.
the blame. If I am not widening their vision, not begetting Than St. Mark's or Vesuvius. A friend of mine, in the midst of keener appetites for beauty and truth, then I am at fault. If an entertaining letter from Italy, suddenly stops describing all of us are not exalting the manhood and womanhood of the beauties of Venice, of Florence, and of the Imperial city, generous culture and are not constantly drawing the children to relate a short conversation with a little girl whose merry to us and to it, then the condemnation comes to all. If the prattle had attracted his attention. As he closes the incident, system does not reach the various sides of the child nor tend he apologizes for mentioning it and explains that he turns to bring him into harmony with the ideal life, then the system aside from the piles of marble, the temples and palaces, the needs readjusting at once. I have a lurking little suspicion volcanoes and mummies, the lovely landscapes of rare Italy, to that the fault may lie in any of these and that a little more this little child, and finds her more interesting than them all! devotion to one's own sphere and work will soon show a great And what true heart does not say, amen! There is nothing in change in the attendance at our high schools. It is said of a all God's wonderful creation, in all earth, or air, or sky, so certain ward principal in Kansas City that nearly every single marvelously formed as this little creature, fashioned after His pupil completing the work in his building entered the high
school, while often a small per cent entered from many other own image. The study of chemistry, with its revelation of
wards. The contagious, unflagging, irresistible enthusiasm the subtle forces that lock and unlock the elements in their and tact of the principal affected alike teachers and pupils. ever-changing forms; the study of geology, with its strange Shall we not go and do likewise?
The Faculty. ALBERT R, TAYLOR, Ph. D., President
928 Union Psychology and Philosophy of Education. JASPER N. WILKINSON, Secretary
832 Merchants Director in Training. MIDDLESEX A. BAILEY, A. M.
218 West Twelfth Avenue
Mathematics. JOSEPH H. HILL, A. M.
1515 Highland Place
Latin. M'LOUISE JONES, A. M.
English. WILLIAM C. STEVENSON
..1017 Mechanics Bookkeeping and Penmanship. EMMA L. GRIDLEY.....
1212 North Market
Drawing. SADIE L. MONTGOMERY
602 Market Model Primary and Kindergarten. CHARLES A. BOYLE, B. M.
827 Constitution Voice, Piano, and Harmony. SUE D. HOAGLIN..
Elocution. MARY A. WHITNEY
827 Market History United States. ACHSAH M. HARRIS
827 Mechanics Critic Teacher, Model Intermediate. OSCAR CHRISMAN, PH. D....
1013 Market History and Economics. DANIEL A. ELLSWORTH
.602 Market Geography. L. C. WOOSTER
1121 Union Natural History. T. M. IDEN.
806 Mechanics Physics and Chemistry. MAUDIE L. STONE, A. B.
813 Mechanics Physical Training. EVA M'NALLY
714 Constitution Associate Professor, English. ELI L. PAYNE...
1218 Neosho Associate Professor, Mathematics. MRS. HATTIE E. BOYLE, B. M.
827 Constitution Piano and Theory. FRANCES S. HAYS
902 Congress Assistant Teacher, Model Grammar. BEATRICE COCHRAN
902 Congress Assistant Teacher, Elocution. ELVA E. CLARKE
Librarian. FRANK W. KEENE..
709 Neosho Violin, Mandolin, Guitar, and Banjo. MARTHA J. WORCESTER
906 Mechanics Manuscript Assistant, English. MAUD HAMILTON
1002 Market Assistant, Latin and Pedagogics. MARY S. TAYLOR
927 Congress Assistant, Mathematics. LOTTIE E. CRARY
1815 N. Merchants Assistant, Natural History. WILLIAM A, VAN VORIS...
1006 Exchange Assistant, Physics and Chemistry. ISABEL MILLIGAN
927 Congress Assistant Critic Teacher, Model Intermediate. JENNIE WHITBECK
1028 Congress Assistant, Model Department. HATTIE COCHRAN
1315 North Merchants Manuscript Assistant, English, E. E. SALSER
1028 Congress Assistant, Bookkeeping and Penmanship. E ANNA STONE
1315 North Merchants Second Assistant in Piano. EDWARD ELIAS..
.823 Mechanics Special Teacher, German and French, ALLEN S. NEWMAN...
1013 Merchants Clerk and Bookkeeper. PEARL STUCKEY
422 Market Stenographer, NELLIE STANLEY..
1123 Congress Assistant, Library and Office. BESSIE KNAPPENBERGER.
1123 Congress Assistant, Library.
Prof. L. C. Wooster comes to us experienced in Normal work. A graduate of the Whitewater, Wisconsin, Normal, he became connected with the Wisconsin State Geological Survey and also with the United States Geological Survey. During a fourteen years' residence in Kansas, he has served as superintendent of the Eureka city schools and for the last six or seven years he has stood at the head of the science department in the Southern Kansas Academy. During the last period he served as superintendent of the Kansas exhibit at the World's Fair, and, for two years, as professor of science in the North Dakota State Normal. Professor Wooster brings to the department a wide range of experience, and love and enthusiasm for his work, and the Normal bespeaks for him a welcome.
President TAYLOR returns to the work of the year with renewed ambition and the same untiring zeal as of yore. Though the burden of his labor seems heavier than ever before, yet a kind providence has granted health and strength for the multiplicity of duties which are his. Two weeks of the early part of the summer, he spent in the lecture field, where he reached hundreds of Kansas teachers. A portion of July was spent in Chicago, where he joined a party of travelers on an expedition up the lakes, reaching Milwaukee for the session of the National Educational Association. The s'immer also brought him the pleasure of a reunion at the old family home in Illinois.
The state is glad to welcome to the ranks of its educators Professor Iden, of Indiana, who succeeds to the chalr of chemistry and physics, lately occupied by Doctor Thomas Dinsmore, now in the lecture field. Professor Iden is well equipped for the duties of his new position, having been at the head of the physics and chemistry department in Butler University, Indiana. In addition to special work in the Harvard laboratories, one year was spent in Berlin with the late Professor Hofmann, one of the most eminent chemists of his time, and with Professor Lundt, the eminent German physicist.
The regular meeting of the board of regents occurred on the afternoon of September 21. The usual routine work was transacted; Mr. Payne was promoted to be associate professor in mathematics and Miss McNally to be associate professor in English; a new piano was ordered for the gymnasium; an office with proper fixtures was provided for Professor Stone, teacher of physical training; a system of electrical watchmen detectors was authorized; the outside doors in the old building were ordered changed so as to open outward; changes in certain text books in the model school were also authorized.
Doctor CHRISMAN was invited to Texas in July to preside at the meeting for the organization of a Child-Study society for that state. He had already prepared a fine program, and the attendance was large and enthusiastic. He delivered a lecture at one of the sessions and was favored with papers and addresses by Doctor Parr, of Minnesota, and Miss Thomas, of Clicago. The new society starts out with bright prospects and many new teachers are already enlisted.
Professor Boyle is one of the proud men about the institution now. He at last has the pleasure of seeing a Steinway grand piano on the platform. It was purchased during the summer and was ready to lead the boys and girls in songs of praise on the morning of September 7. It is rich and strong, easily filling the hall, and yet has a delicate, elastic touch seldom found save in the pianos of this famous house,
The subscriptions of a large number of our friends expire with this number. We hope they may be prompt in renewing. We cannot afford to lose a single subscriber and need several hundred more to carry out our plans for the year. We do not really see how you can teach school without the MONTHLY.
HONORABLE RODOLPH Hatfield, of Wichita, delivered the opening address at the College of Emporia last month. We regret exceedingly that he did not favor us with a morning call at chapel. His eldest son enters the College this year.
The attendance at the opening session surprised us all. Mr. Newman tells us that the enrollment as we go to press is nearly 150 more than at the same date last year. The senior class promises to be the largest in our history, 110 members being present at its organization.
Miss Grace King gave great satisfaction to her vocal teacher, Gottschalk, at Chicago during the summer. He complimented her voice and training in the highest terms, and promises great things for her in the future. All of this shows the superior character of the work done by our Professor Boyle.
We are under obligations to C. R. Oakford for a copy of the program of the opening exercises of the Spokane Technical College. Mr. Oakford has been appointed commandant for the college. We are pleased to see the name of our old friend, Colonel Feighan, on the program as one of the prominent speakers of the occasion.
The Students Salute comes out in a new dress for the year and we congratulate the editor upon the handsome appearance and the excellent promise of the first number. The corps is as follows: A. T. St. Clair, '98, editor-in-chief; A. M. Bailey, '98, associate editor; Maud Young, '98, local editor; Geo. L. Lucas, 98, athletic editor; W. A. Cain, business manager.
Just think of it! The MONTHLY and Our Times both for one year for 65 cents!! Our Times is a periodical of current events, published by the well-known publishers, E. L. Kellogg & Co., New York City, and has proven very popular among the teachers of the United States, for whom it is published. Address the business editor of the MONTHLY.
The various sections of the athletics association are pretty well organized, though the weather has been so hot that the battalion and the tennis sections are about the only sections in active practice as yet. Professor Stone has organized a special class in gymnastics for young women, which is rapidly costuming, and will prove a valuable feature of the work.
“Professor Gridley is the happiest looking one on the platform,” said some one last Tuesday morning at the first assembly; and indeed Miss Gridley herself says she has not known what it is to be tired during her vacation of seven weeks spent in art work in Chicago. The equipments of the art department have been increased by the addition of two new cases in the west room, and also by the valuable accession of twelve serial photographs for use in the work in History of Art.
Miss Milligan brings from Santa Fe the water-god worshipped by the Indians of that region. It can be seen in No. 34. This deity is appealed to whenever rain is desired-it is probably closely connected with the Kansas rain-makerand offerings are made to it as an inducement. Prayer-sticks with bright-colored beads or pebbles accompanying, are buried as an offering to the deity; and the larger the offering the more copious is the rainfall.
Ar the June meeting of the board of regents it was agreed that the degree of Bachelor of Pedagogy should be conferred on all graduates of the Latin or English four years' course, who complied with the requirements for one year's work as outlined in the post-graduate course. Already a fine class is organizing in the city for the purpose of completing the necessary subjects in time for next commencement. Address Prof. E. L. Payne for full particulars.
When the senior class cast its “informal ballot" for class president, lo and behold, seventy-three votes out of the one hundred ten were for McKinley! No wonder the president remarked that he feared Mark Hanna had stopped in the city over night. Charlie is a “very distant” cousin of the man now occupying the White House and will make a worthy leader for the class of '98. The other officers elected were: vice president, Cora Perkins; secretary and treasurer, S. A. Bardwell.
The museum has been treated to new hangings in olive green which forin a rich setting for the oak of the cases and the other woodwork. Professor Wooster's private collection of about three thousand specimens will be placed in the east museum. This includes minerals, rocks, and fossils from the Potsdam sandstone, Trenton limestone, the Niagara and the upper and lower Helderberg limestones, Chemung sandstones and slates, and the Permian sandstones. The collection also includes some valuable specimens from the later Cretaceous period.
The senior class inaugurated a little innovation in socials on the evening of September 18. The usual reception was held in the president's rooms, but the program consisted of instrumental music and songs by representatives of the class and readings by Professor Ellsworth and Hon. W. A. White of this city. Professor Ellsworth read, “The Possum Trot Quartette," "The Empory Wobblers' Run," "That Normal Grajuate,” and “Our Uncle Tom Show," from the Second Book in Prairie Phrase, and was most enthusiastically received. Mr. White read, "The King of Boyville" and “The Home-coming of Colonel Hucks,” from the Real Issue. The cordial welcome given him by the students must have been very gratifying to our talented Kansas editor and litterateur. The readings of both our friends were most heartily enjoyed, and all feel under deep obligations for the favors shown us.
Professor M. L. STONE has been appointed to take charge of the department of physical training. She is a graduate of Chicago University and has had fine opportunities in the way of preparation for this work, having been trained in the Hemenway Gymnasium and also under the direction of Professor Anderson, of the University of Chicago. She has had several years' experience in teaching calisthenics and gymnastics, last year having taught the Sargent system in the Columbia School of Oratory, Chicago. While a student at the University, she was also an assistant to Professor Anderson in the gymnasium. She is the picture of health and is already developing great interest in all of the classes. She expresses herself as much pleased with the foundation work laid by Professor Wilkinson and with the progress made in the various lines of her work. It is time for somebody to begin to talk about a new gymnasium and armory building for the State Normal School.
The N. E. A. at Milwaukee.
Hinsdale's dignified remonstrance, the rule against applause The meeting at Milwaukee was a little disappointment in the
was frequently violated, the cheering being led by some of the number of paid up memberships, falling nearly five hundred
great leaders in educational circles, and so we fear that one of short of Buffalo. This is probably due in large measure to the
the sacred traditions of this body goes as also go some of the cheap rates on the Lake steamers, which did not include mem- sacred traditions of that other body with which it is entitled to bership fees.
be compared, the United States Senate. One whole half day Every meeting of the general association, however, was
was occupied in the discussion of the report of the committee attended by large and enthusiastic crowds of teachers. The
on secondary schools, developing at times some sharp passes, Exposition building accommodated more people than ever
and the report was finally referred back to the committee, the could have come together before at our meetings. The audito- entire discussion being stricken from the minutes. There was rium was most elaborately and beautifully decorated. Nothing hardly anything better presented to the Council than Doctor like it has been attempted before. This, with nearly all the
Dewey's paper on the “Æsthetic Sense,” though some other other good things provided for the meeting, was due to the en
papers were received with heartier expressions of approval. thusiasm and executive ability of Editor Bruce of the School
Milwaukee proved a great surprise to nearly everybody. It Board Fournal,though he was ably seconded by Superintendent
is really one of the loveliest cities on the continent, and most of Seifert and President Harvey of the Milwaukee State Normal
it is so well kept that it reveals the taste and care of the powers School.
that be. Many of the avenues and streets on the lake front are The welcome address of the Mayor of the city, a German,
as beautiful as anything we have ever seen; while some of the was eloquent and spicy. His reference to the principal
avenues across the river even excel these in elegance and beauty. product of the city and to the consumers, put him in harmony
The churches and public buildings of all kinds are in keeping with the audience at once, though there were comparatively few
with the residences, and prosperity and comfort look out of the lovers of the flowing bowl present.
windows everywhere. It was with much surprise that the visitEditor Winship, of the Fournal of Education, fired the audi.
ors discovered that beer is but a small part of the great manuence with his first sentence and some of his brilliant hits were
nfacturig interests of the city, and that trade in other lines lost to many in the audience on account of the tumultuous
is so vast. applause which they raised.
The Kansas teachers had headquarters at the Hotel Pfister President Skinner's opening address will long prove a valua
and frequently came together in little companies for conference ble and inspiring reference for the public school teachers of
and fellowship. Prominent among them were, of course, this country
Superintendent Stryker, Superintendent Stanley, Doctor John Of course the various departments of the association were
McDonald, Professor Wilkinson, Chancellor Snow, et al. well attended, though the great crowds went to the Herbart and
Professor W. C. Stevenson's paper before the commercial Child-Study sections.
department, was received with expressions of approval and The first meeting of the Normal School section was devoted praise on every hand. One veteran teacher of penmanship to the report of the committee on organizing a course of study
said that it had taken him nearly forty years to determine the in normal schools, presented by President Snyder, of Colorado.
principles which Professor Stevenson had so successfully disThe discussions at times were somewhat animated and resulted
covered in a few years. in the continuance of the committee with more definite instruc
Professor Wilkinson's skill as a stenographer comes in good tions. Doctor Boone, of the Michigan State Normal School,
play everywhere, and he was frequently called to jot down the presented a thoughtful paper at the second meeting, though its
remarks of the brethren during the session. best points were not sufficiently emphasized in the discussion The appearance of Doctor Harris, Commissioner of Educawhich followed, because the section was side-tracked almost tion, at any of the sessions of the association was the signal for immediately with some irrelevant matters that have been dis- generous applause. He is easily the first among all the rabbis cussed at nearly every meeting for a dozen years.
of the sanhedrin. Though keen and unmerciful in argument, The addresses by Bishop Vincent and Doctor Lyman Abbot,
he has the happy faculty of retaining the love and respect of all
who come in contact with him. His continuance as Commiswere popular features of the meeting. Some thought that Thursday morning was the great session of the week, the time
sioner, by President M'Kinley, is unanimously endorsed by the being principally occupied by Doctor Hinsdale, Doctor
profession from Maine to California. Harris, Doctor Sabin, and Doctor Kiehle.,
One of the pleasant features of the meeting at Milwaukee was The Deutscher Club of Milwaukee threw open its spacious
the opportunity to spend some time in the handsome lake
steamers out on the beautiful waters of Lake Michigan. Many and lovely club grounds to the teachers on Thursday evening.
weary ones were greatly refreshed by the excursions thus proProbably twelve or fifteen thousand people crowded thrcugh
vided them. the house and lawns during the evening. Although the tem
The Milwaukee system for supplying wholesome drinking perature was away up to the dollar mark, nearly everybody felt water to the inhabitants of the city, is one of the most perfect well repaid for the effort. Cooling drinks of every description in this country. In the midst of those hot days, the hydrant from ice water to Pabst's best, were provided with a generous
water in every home was clear, cool and sparkling, ic e seeming hand; as were also creams and ices. The templation must
hardly necessary save in the more distant parts of the city
which were not promptly reached by the water from the Lake. have been very great for some of the weaker brethren and sis
Too much praise cannot be given to the Milwaukee and Chiters, though we have not learned that any Kansas teacher cago papers for their enterprise in giving details and complete indulged in anything stronger than that sold by well regulated
reports of the various meetings. The Chicago papers had a
fine corps of correspondents on the ground and made even more drug stores in our state.
exhaustive reports than the Milwaukee journals. The National Council met in the Jewish synagogue, Temple The Milwaukee people were undoubtedly on their good El Emanuel. It was the first time that the Council had met behavior, for many teachers are willing to swear that they d d with our Hebrew brethren, and their hospitality in that beauti
not see a single man under the influence of liquor during the
entire week. Every Milwaukean seemed to feel that it was his ful building was most warmly appreciated by all of the friends.
special duty to serve the visitors in every way in his power, and While the discussions were as interesting as ever, the audience more courteous and generous hearted hosts never said "Wel. was a little too large for the best results. In spite of President come to the N. E. A.!"
spoke so briefly, everybody was pleased to have him with us, and his words will not soon be forgotten by the boys and girls present. We are indebted to Professor Wilkinson and the Emporia Republican for the verbatim report above given.
William Jennings Bryan at the Normal. In response to an urgent invitation, Mr. Bryan, who stopped in the city over the night of September 8, ran in for a few moments before taking the M. K. & T. train on Thursday morning. Of course everybody rose as he appeared on the rostrum, giving the Normal salute, waving handkerchiefs, and clapping hands. With but a word of introduction, he said:
I scarcely know what to say. When one has but a moment to talk, it is difficult to select a theme. As I came through one of the recitations rooms, I noticed upon the blackboard, “Selfinterest or public welfare, which?" and as I am a believer in the double standard, I at once answered, “Both,” because we think that that which is for the public welfare is really for the interest of each individual, if he will take a broad view of his own interest. I was much impressed once with a passage in a speech by Senator Hill, of Georgia, “Who saves his country saves himself.” There is truth in this and in the thought that no person, after intelligently examining the subject, can believe that his own highest interest can he separate from his country's welfare. If a man's object is to secure a large amount of money, he may secure it and bring no advantage to his country; if a man wishes to hold office, he may do it without bringing any advantage to his fellows, but if he will take a view of interests that will include not only himself, but his children, and their children after them, he cannot separate his interests from the welfare of the community. We sometimes commence to reason in this way, that if a thing is good for us it is good for the country. That may be a dangerous form of reasoning: If we find what is good for the country, it is in the end good for us. There is one thing certain, one thing that must always be borne in mind, however much difference in opinion there may be as to the advantage or disadvantage of anything proposed, in social life or general government the purpose is the samethe good of all. When I visited Canada recently, I found people who are much like us in most ways, living under a different form of government, yet with their different government they have the same purpose as we have. They have more points of simi. larity than of difference, if one will compare their people with ours. The real aim, if you get at it, of all people in the world, no matter what form of government, is to better the human race; all seek to better the condition of the world. When one realizes this, I think he ought to feel more charity than is sometimes felt or expressed between those who contend in different ways for the same results. Charity is as important in public matters as it is in the thought of the Holy Scripture. No matter how different our convictions may be, we must all realize the possibility of error. No matter how determined we may be to carry out our ideas and see them crystallized in law, we must recognize that the ideas of others may be right. When we feel that we can compare our ideas, each as anxious to be convinced of error, if in error, as he is to convince his opponents of error, we shall be ideal citizens. When I look back to the last campaign, regardless of the result, I believe it demonstrated the capacity of the people for self-government and self-restraint. Feeling has not run so high for years as last fall, yet the people gathered peaceably, and rival demonstrations were held at the same time; and as the followers of one candidate marched down the street, the followers of the other assembled onihe sidewalks, cheers mingling in generous rivalry. I think it shows to the world that whatever
fights we have we settle among ourselves, and we do not have to call in outsiders to help us run our government.
Now, you assembled in this and similar schools, ought to realize that this training is to fit you for more than ordinary work in making our government what it should be. Sometimes a graduating ciass has a composite picture taken, which combines the features of all of the class. Our government is a composite photograph of all the people. If you look at a photograph which has in it some of the features you disapprove, you realize that if the photograph is not good-looking it is partly because the subject is not good-looking; and now if you look at the composite photograph which we call our government, you will find that there are imperfections in it, you will realize that you sat for it, and some of the objectionable features may be due to you. Those living in a government like this, and whose likeness is impressed upon the picture, should seek to improve their own appearance, and thus make a picture of the people as a whole.
As he left the platform for his train, many friends gathered around him, for a word of greeting and farewell. Though he
HONORABLE W. M. Rice, for several years an active member of our board of regents and at one time its president, has been appointed to an important government position at Vancouver's Island.
Professor Sue D. HOAGLiN took a flying trip to Boston after the close of the summer school. Professor Hill ran into Colorado for a breathing spell among the “snow caps.” Professor Payne rusticated among the old time friends in the Hoosier State for a fortnight. Doctor Chrisman improved the opportunity by moving into his new home at 1013 Market street.
On the recommendation of the commanding officers at West Point and Annapolis, the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy have forbidden football games between the two institutions. The recommendation states the dangers of the game and insists that it is not designed for the physical development needed, at least in the army, So one by one the institutions of the earth fall in line with the State Normal school on the question of football games with non-resident teams.
There comes to our table the Second Book In Prairie Phrase by our genial and universal friend, D. A. Ellsworth. His resources are continually surprising his friends. Several of the poems are even better than any published in the first book. We call special attention to “That Normal Grajuate,” “Empory Wobblers' Run,” “The Possum-Trot Quartet," "The Old Charm String,” not forgetting one of the best of all, “Our Uncle Tom Show,” which we publish in this issue. The book is handsomely printed by Rowland and will surely have the widest sale. Orders should be addressed to D. A. Ellsworth, Emporia. Price, twenty-five cents.
Miss May Michel is teaching in Osage City this year.
Dolan T. Short teaches near Benedena, Kansas, the coming year.
Mr. Geo. W. Scott writes that his school opens pleasantly at Ionia. He expects to be back in the spring.
Esther Turkleson attends a business college at St. Joseph, Missouri, this winter, but hopes to return to Emporia and complete her course soon.
Miss Ella Branson and W. J. Maddox joined the happy hand of newly married people in July. They set up the family altar at Kansas City, Missouri.
Clarence Brown and Bertha Bachellor were united in the bonds of matrimony on September 1.
Mr. Brown is principal of the schools at Neosho Rapids.
'98. Alice Dodge teaches near Madison this year. '98. Carrie B. Gasche teaches near home this year,
but will be back in time to graduate with her class.
'98. Our hearts were deeply saddened to learn late in July that Humphrey Drake had died at his home at Green Valley, Illinois. He began work in the summer school but soon found that he was not strong enough to continue and went home for rest. His sickness proved more serious than he had anticipated and in spite of all that love or skill could do, the fell destroyer conquered. The physicians pronounced his illness typhoid fever, though its earlier stages were distinctly malarial. Mr. Drake was a general favorite among all classes of students, and a thousand boys and girls here join with the faculty in expressing love and sympathy to the stricken family.
'99. Aura Fitch teaches at Grand Canon, Colorado.
'99. Miss Fannie Snow was married to Rev. Mr. Root, of the College of Emporia, on June 23.