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Among Ourselves. "Over Their Heads!" Teachers as well as preachers are frequently talking “over the heads” of their children, and consequently the little people lose interest and no profit comes. Recently a friend of mine talked very entertainingly to some children, and yet it was evidently of more interest to the older children than to the little people. In order to satisfy myself as to the effect which the talk had upon them, I asked one whose age was much above that of the average if he could give me the meaning of some of the words which my friend used. The following is the result:

“Poise means boys;” “Triumph means to work harder;" “Swoop means something to drink;” “Wisdom means smart;'' “Discover means first one to find out;'! “Provides means to give you;” “Microscope means look at through a glass.”

The boy said he did not know the meaning of victim, national emblem, rapidity, impressed, Assyrian, Babylon, vivid, and Isaiah. There were many words which I noted that I thought were too difficult for the children, that he defined very satisfactorily. There were others which I was satisfied he could not define, but they came too rapidly for me to note. The boy is a yery intelligent little fellow and is considered by his teachers as more intelligent than the other boys of his age.

Anniversaries. Superintendent Gove, of Denver, issues an order to the principals of the several schools in that city to fly the national flag from sunrise to sunset on the opening and closing days of each term, on national and state holidays, and also upon the following named days: 1809-Feb. 12: Birthday of Lincoln. 1732—Feb. 22: Birthday of Washington. 1865—April 9: Appomattox. 1775-April 19: Battle of Lexington. 1822-April 27: Birthday of Grant. 1789-April 30: Inauguration of Washington and contract

signed for the purchase of the Louisiana

Territory. 1607-May 14: Founding of Jamestown. 1844-May 27: First telegraphic message. 1777—June 14: Adoption of the flag by Congress. 1775-June 17: Battle of Bunker Hill. 1807-Sep. 2: First trip of steamboat. 1783-Sep: 3: Treaty of Paris. 1862-Sep. 22: Emancipation Proclamation. 1492-Oct. 12: Columbus discovered America. 1781-Oct. 19: Cornwallis' surrender. 1783-Nov. 25: Evacuation of New York City by the British. 1620-Dec. 22: Forefathers' Day.

No Parting There! A teacher at Bellaire, Ohio, recently lectured her children on the subject of combing the hair and incidentally severely condemned the habit of young men parting their hair in the middle. True to a peculiar instinct that comes spontaneously in some quarters, a dozen boys came to school the next day with their hair carefully parted in the middle. She invited them into the cloak room

om one by one, and they came out properly balanced. Now the parents are siding with the boys and insist that their personal liberty has been infringed. A law suit is likely to follow. We hope the courts may decide this matter at once. There are certainly too many boys parting their hair in the middle and loo many girls parting their hair on one side. If the habit is not soon suppressed by the strong arm of the law, what awful results must follow!

Punish at Leisure. By this, I do not mean that we should punish leisurely, though that may be a good injunction. I mean that we should take plenty of time to consider the nature of the offense and of the punishment if any should be given. Too many people punish children upon the impulse of the moment and regret it afterwards. All such punishments do more harm than good. The teacher as well as the pupil should be self possessed and should thoroughly understand the matter before he is ready to administer any punishment.

Expect the Best. We are probably all guilty of underrating the capacity of our pupils and they soon imagine that we do not expect much of them. Various reasons may be named, but the child usually acts as his experience teaches. When in college, my classmates and I usually prepared our lessons much better for a certain professor than for the others, because we knew he would not only expect the best from us but he would be content with nothing else. Some of the other professors were disposed to accept plausible explanations of failures and were constantly inventing them themselves, or at least appeared to be doing so. If we are expecting the best things from our pupils, they naturally respond and find pleasure in doing them. No boy or girl ever amounted to much in the schoolroom or out in the world, who understood that little was expected of him. Hold high ideals before your pupils constantly and encourage them to strive for their realization.

Time Keepers. C. P. Huntington, the great railroad magnate, says that even when a boy he noticed that some workmen were always watching the clock and that the moment it struck, they threw down their tools wherever they happened to be and adjourned for dinner. Others took a few moments to finish the work in hand so that it might suffer as little as possible, evidently thinking more of their work than of their dinner and their rest hour. He now asserts that these men who watched the clock are still watching it, while the others have attained unto a competency, and many of them to high and responsible positions in the world. If any one succeeds, his mind must be upon his work and not upon his meals. His constant desire must be to do something useful and not to spend his time in leisure. There is a multitude of school teachers who are faithful enough in beginning and closing on time each day, but who do not find a moment outside the legal hours for serving their children, and for improving their work. They are merely time keepers.

Had Not Seen Him. Recently I happened to call at the desk of a principal who had just finished a letter to the father of a bad boy telling him that it would be necessary for him to be withdrawn from school. The principal kindly read the letter to me. A word in it interested me at once. I inquired of him whether he had seen the boy himself. Ile said that he had not seen him but that his teacher had been treating him for some time and had exhausted all her resources. I took the liberty of suggesting that he had a personal responsibility himself and that he might be doing the boy a great wrong by suspending him without making an effort himself to reclaim him. The letter to the father was withheld and I have every assurance that it will never be sent. Principals and superintendents have a personal duty to perform which they are frequently overlooking.. A little intelligent co-operation on their part will often prove most valuable to the subordinate teacher. The call to the superintendent's room puts a little more serious aspect upon the conduct of the pupil and impresses the necessity for immediate reformation. Of course all cases should not come to the principal, but because all should not come, it does not necessarily follow that none should come.

Shall He Smoke? Superintendent Louise P. Yokum, of Dolores county, Colorado, has refused to issue a certificate to teach to a graduate of the Toronto University, though he meets all scholastic requirements. She bases her refusal on the fact that he is an inveterate smoker and that the law requires teachers to give instruction on the evils resulting from the use of tobacco, which she thinks he cannot do. Probably he might serve as a concrete illustration, and would need to theorize very little about it. Her position will bring the matter before the state board of education and we shall soon discover whether the coming teacher shall smoke.

never

Our Washington.--"Columbia's Glory and Mount Vernon's

Pride.(At our little celebration on Washington's birthday, some gems collected by Miss Whitney were read. It occurs to us that our readers might like to preserve them for use in the future.)

Gleanings from Dr. Headly:

“He moves before us like some grand embodiment of virtue and power.”

“There is no man whose memory is so much revered and whose reputation even his foes fear so much to attack as his."

“The explanation of Washington's influence over others is found in his simple superiority as a man, both mentally and morally."

“He is not the thunder bolt launched from the sky, arresting and startling every beholder, but the ocean tide in its calm, inajestic, and resistless flow."

“His honor and his country stood foremost in his affections; the first he guarded with scrupulous care, and for the last he offered up his life and his fortune."

“Cool and correct in judgment, yet quick in his impulses; methodical and clear in all his business arrangements, yet bold and fearless in danger, he possessed the basis of a strong and elevated character."

“The contagion of fear, and doubt, and despair, could not touch him."

“His soul poised on its own centre, reposed calmly there through all the storms that beat for seven years on his noble breast."

"The ingratitude and folly of those who should have been his allies, the insults of his foes, and the frowns of fortune, never provoked him into a rash act, or deluded him into a single error."

“He never would stay beaten.”

"* * * hope shone in him like a pillar of fire when it had gone out in all other men."

"His constancy and firmness were equal to his self-control.”

“He never lost the mastery of himself in any emergency, and in 'ruling his spirit,' showed himself greater than in 'taking a clty.'"

“Like Saul amid his brethren, he was head and shoulders above them all."

"** * * his word was never doubted and his promise never broken."

a complete man the history of the race cannot match him."

Mr Robinson, Speaker of the Virginia House of Burgesses:

"* * * Mr. Washington, your modesty equals your valor, and that surpasses the power of any language that I possess."

Prince de Broglie:

“Modest even to humility, he does not seem to estimate himself at his true worth.”

Chauncey M. Depew:
“The spirit of Washington fills the executive office.”'

An old Indian chief took a long journey to pay homage to the man who was the particular favorite of Heaven, and who could never die in battle."

Frederick the Great wrote, on presenting his portrait to Washington-"From the oldest general in Europe to the greatest general in the world.”

Lord Brougham:
“The greatest man of our own or of any age.”
General Marshall in the Senate of isoo:

"* * * the hero, the sage, the patriot of America—the man on whom in times of danger, every eye was turned and all hopes were placed, lives now only in his own great actions, and in the hearts of an affectionate people."

Senate of 1800:

66* * * the heroic general, the patriotic statesman, and the virtuous sage.

"The destroyers of nations stood abashed at the majesty of his virtue."

“Favored of heaven, he departed without exhibiting the weakness of humanity, magnanimous in death, the darkness of death could not obscure his brightness."

"Ancient and modern fames are diminished before him. * * * his fame is whiter than it is brilliant."

Washington yet lives upon the earth in his spotless example—his spirit is in Heaven.

John Adams:

*** * * the most illustrious and beloved personage which this country ever produced.”

“Malice could never blast his honor and envy made him a singular exception to her universal rule.”

“If a Trajan found a Pliny, a Marcus Aurelius can want biographers, eulogists, or historians.”

Anonymous:
"The American Fabius."
“The greatest of good men and the best of great men.”

“Providence left him childless that his country might call him Father."

"For him the myrtle and ivy were entwined with the laurel.”

“The unclouded brightness of his glory will illuminate the future ages.”

The last words of the Conspirator Conway were: "You are in my eyes, the great and good man.

Thomas Jefferson:

"I felt on his death, with my countrymen, that'verily a great man hath fallen this day in Israel.'”

Brissot de Warville asserts, that “There was an expression on Washington's face that no painter had succeeded in taking."

Washington's own words:

“I heard the bullets whistle, and believe me, there is something charming in the sound.”

“I went to church and fasted all day.” (Washington's Diary, 1774.)

"It is my full intention to devote my life and fortune in the cause we are engaged in if needful.”

“Let disgrace and dishonor fall on me rather than on the cause of freedom."

“No nation can expect to prosper if the education of the people be neglected.”

“In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.”

“Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all."

" 'Tis substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government.” "I die hard, but I am not afraid to die."

“Straight-fibred soul of mighty grain,
Deep-rooted Washington, afire, serene."

-Sidney Lanier.
“Washington's a watchward such as ne'er
Shall sink while there's an echo left to air."

-Byron.
“God of our sires and sons,
Let other Washingtons

Our country bless.
And, like the brave and wise

Of by gone centuries,
Show that true greatness lies
Ia righteousness."

-John Pierpont.
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The Philomathian Society, The great contest of intellect is over, and, although the Philomathians met a signal defeat, they made a noble fight. The result proved that we had made no mistake in the choice of rep resentatives. We are proud of their work.

All have settled to work with renewed vigor. After all it is the careful, persistent work from day to day that tells in the life of a society, as it is in the life of an individual.

Mr. Burnap now graces the president's chair, while his assistant, Mr. Jones, officiates in his absence. The lovely and accomplished “Parthenia,” alias, Miss Daisy Ott records the proceedings of the society.

The first number on our program after the contest was music by the Lyceum quartet. This shows that we are still on good terms. The Belles-Lettres quartet also favored us with some of their popular songs. We have also had the pleasure o: listening to other distinguished visitors; among them Misses McGinley and Bennett and Messrs. Jones and Hancock. Among our own mernbers who have especially distinguished themselves in a musical way, are Messrs. Davis and Garlick.

The pantomime, "Miles Standish,” was presented March 19, to the great delight of all. Great credit is due these persous for their efforts to make our programs interesting, and it is needless to say that they have been successful in their efforts.

We invite any who wish to spend a pleasant evening to meet with us, with the assurance of a hearty welcome.

History of Ancient Peoples.. By Willis Boughton, A, M., Professor of

English Literature, Ohio University. With one hundred and ten illustrations and six maps, Octavo, 527 pages. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons

$ 2 00 “A generation ago the history of ancient peoples was regarded as settled. It was pronounced a hopeless task to try to improve the various existing records. But man was bent on finding the lost cities of the past, and on walking the streets of Troy and Nineveh. Desolated regions were explored, and vast libraries of buried treasures have been unearthed. Thus in the last two decades many pages have been added to historic records. History has constantly to be rewritten. The 'Story of the Nations Series' was planned to place this new historic matier within the reach of the general reader. Yet there was a demand for a single volume bringing together all this material in a form convenient for use in the class-room and the reading circle."

The author has done wonders in condensation without sacrificing unity or giving an impression of incompleteness. This, with the splendid illustrations, maps, arrangement, and typographical excellence, makes the volume superior to anything of the kind yet

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1 50 This is the last of a series of torty-eight volumes which present in a graphic manner the stories of the different nations that have at. tained prominence in history. In the story form the current of each nationai life is distinctly indicated, and its picturesque and noteworthy periods and episodes are presented for the reader in their philosophical relation to each other as well as to universal history. The story of British India is stranger and more wonderful than fic. tion. The world has seen few such conquests. The author has avoided giving the mere details of military expeditions, and woven into an intensely thrilling narrative of facts the philosophy of history. The volume, together with others in the series, is indispensa

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Advanced Elocution Designed as a Practical Treaties for Teachers and

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Gesture. By Mrs. J. W. Shoemaker, Principal of The National
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1 25 The book is all that its name impliesma complete exposition of the theory and practice of the art of speaking naturally and artistically. Coming from a school that has taken high rank among the schools of expression, we expected something good, but were agreeably sur. prised to find a book of methods and a working manual of the greatest value to teachers of elocution, and while all that is good in all systems is retained, yet it is sparkling with fresh, modern

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The Belles-Lettres Society. With the first blush of spring the Belles-Lettres society again greets its friends with a consciousness that the past month has been an eventful one in its history. Messrs. Miller and Crawford were chosen to represent the society in the June debate. They are fully capable of raising a high standard in competing for the laurels, and when the time comes, we hope the hall of the society will again echo with shouts of victory. We trust the best of feeling and hearty good-will will prevail between the contesting societies, as it is to be a test of fair-minded emulation and friendly rivalry. The question chosen for debate by the representatives of the society is as follows: “Resolved, That it is for the best interests of the people that the railroads of the United States be owned and operated by the national government."

It is further agreed that whichever society selects the affirmative side of the question shall submit a brief of their argument to the negative at least four weeks before the contest. This is certainly a fair proposition, as it confines the question strictly to debatable grounds. The question was chosen on the recommendation of some of the best thinkers of the State, and a good debate may confidently be expected.

During the past month the programs have possessed all their usual interest. Miss Hardy presides with all the dignity of a senior. New members are joining at every meeting. The Belles-Lettres Quartette has made the rounds of the other societies and made itself famous. A fine musical entertainment was given March 19, in which “The Darky Quartette" and “The Model School Quartette" distinguished themselves. We are always glad when these musical treats occur, as the society enjoys them to the fullest extent.

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The growing interest in Astronomy, resulting from more general knowledge of it as a science, and from advanced scientific observa. tions, makes a new work on this subject very welcome, not only as a school text-book, but also as a treatise for the general reader. Professor Howe has brought to the task of compiling his book just the experience which serves as a guarantee of its excellence and practical value. An astronomer of twenty years' standing, and a successful instructor in astronomy for more than half that time, he had both the scientific knowledge and the tested methods of imparting it, to aid him in producing an accurate yet popular presentation of the subject. Professor Howe's book gives the results of the latest important investigations and discoveries, including many not heretofore recorded in any text-book, especially such as have been obtained at the Lick Observatory. Many of the illustrations are also unique in this respect, having been reproduced from fine litho. graphs and photograhhs especially for this volume. They are near. Ty two hundred in number, four being beautiful specimens of color printing. The appendices contain valuable data concerning the planets; also the history of astronomy, topics for essays, questions for review, list of reference books, etc. The volume is to be commended for its inethod-which is simple and direct, sufficiently technical, yet never dry-and for its easy and graceful treatment of an intricate subject. As a text-book, it will prove most acceptable to teachers and students, presentiug as it does, an accurate, and at the same time a fascinating, study of the wonders of the sky, in

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75 In a history of the United States, the fate of the Indians is only an incident in the set. tlement of the country. The theme of the historian is the white man; and so marvelous is the national drama, so dazzling are the achievements of the Puritan and caval. ier, that the red man has little more space in our annals than the primeval forest which once covered the continent. The author has treated the subject of the Indians historically. A few chapters have been devoted to colonial life, because the growth and development of the Puritan marks the decline and exile of the Algonquins. For the study, in an attract: ive form, of the annals of the once proud race whose broken fragments still linger in the rays of the setting sun, this book seems eminently fitted, with its choice language and beautiful illustrations as a supplementary reader for the middle grades in all our public schools. We join our words of praise with those of Dr. Harris, U.S. Commission er of Education, and President Draper, of the University of Illinois.

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