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ready, like they are, to go forth and conquer. You have arrived at one of the emphatic dates in your lives, the culmination of years of study, of thought, of preparation.
You occupy a position of envy.
What is it to be a teacher? It is everything. The teachers are God's sentries, set on the high watch-towers of the world. You may not be conspicuous, like He is, on the watch-tower. Your work may be plain, simple, and alone, God only by your side. You are to work in the quarries of truth. You are builders as well. You build manhood and womanhood. There is nothing so eternally and supremely interesting and useful. There is a sort of intellectual kingship in that kind of work. And let me tell you, that kind of kingship is the most difficult to
The strength of a country is its youth. The glory of a country is its youth. The hope of a country is its youth. To you it is given to direct that strength, to magnify the glory and to make that hope an assurance, a realization.
The stirring scenes through which we are passing will in all probability sweep us on into an unknown sea of politics and civilization. We are not very far removed from the foot of a ladder that reaches up, up, to unknown and unexplored regions.
I now have the very great pleasure, as the representative of the great commonwealth of Kansas, to present to you your commissions as captains in the army enlisted under the banner of progress.
As the diplomas were distributing, a bright-faced company of little girls marched in with Aowers and presents for the members of the class. The benediction was spoken and glad hands were given to the boys and girls of '98.
At four o'clock in the afternoon the Alumni tendered the usual spread and greeting to the class of '98. The new gymnasium was merry with good cheer for all, and many a heart was lighter for the hour. President Malloy acted as toastmaster, and called out Professor Hill to welcome the new alumni, which he did in his characteristic manner. Miss Louie Hutchinson responded for the class.
Miss Mary McCreary spoke for the new bachelors of pedagogy, and held up the ordinary bachelors in a most spicy way.
Miss Myrtle Carpenter touched a responsive chord in speaking of her pleasure in joining the alumni around the banquet table again. President Taylor said a few words for alma mater and her many children. Many of the alumni lingered in the room for a fraternal word after the exercises were over.
The class reception brought a great company to the building, and at nine o'clock Albert Taylor hall was well filled to enjoy an informal “musicale suitable to the occasion." The Euridice and Orpheus clubs, together with detailed quartettes, etc., sang several “humorous and pathetic songs" that called forth hearty encores. The bells rang, and away the classes went to the halls assigned for a word together before a final separation for their homes. The seniors refreshed themselves in the library, and after a feeling word from President Shepardson, sang “The Tie That Binds." Goodbyes were said, and quiet couples passed out into the night and into a new and busy life.
Notes. “What did we go for,” brought down the house every time.
McKinley's sharp punctuations in his closing speech at the contest were exceedingly effective.
Professor Iden makes a capital toast-master. His handling of the junior-senior banquet was superb.
President Knappenberger came within the “twelve minute limit” with his effective address to the class.
President Draper had many kind things to say about the the school and was delighted with Albert Taylor hall.
“The State Normal School is not dogmatic,” even though a pug did take possession of the platform as the class filed to its chairs !
How President Knappenberger and Professor Bailey scented that “emonade joint" of the seniors in number 57 is a mystery.
The hit of the alumni banquet was made by Miss McCreary, one of the four B. P's. in the first class completing the course for the new degree.
The class of 1898 sent a copy of the Kodak with its compliments to Mr. Lucas. The Regents sent a complimentary copy to the K. S. N. S. boys in company H.
The friends were greatly grieved to learn of the death of the father of Miss Cora Perkins, of the graduating class, at his home the week before commencement. The class passed appropriate resolutions expressing its sympathy.
The class of '99 had a large meeting in its new home, No. 56, on reception night with Professor Hill as master of ceremonies. It hopes to eclipse the Ninety-eighters.
Carrie Kelson is an artist wherever assigned, whether as Nero in the dramatic art contest, as a witch in the note book cremation scene, or as director of the art work in the Kodak.
The seniors, through President Shepardson, invited the new seniors, the ninety-niners, to finish up their tankard of lemonade on reception night, which they did in fine style, with thanks.
The red-white-and-blue were in evidence from the senior party to the curfew toll on Thursday night. We heard it, we saw it, we ate it, and many felt red-and-white-and-blue. Long may it wave!
The choir had prepared to sing the Recessional Hymn at the baccalaureate service and were agreeably surprised to hear Doctor Hanna use two verses of it in his sermon. The coincidence was remarked by all.
The two new settees in the ante-room to Professor Stone's office are valuable relics of the opening day, February 15, 1865.. They were among those used in the stone building that morning and with their new polish are very ractive pieces of furniture.
Mrs. President Taylor draped George Lucas' chair for commencement day with the national colors. When told that the one who should occupy it was at Camp Alger, in company H, Twenty-Second Kansas, United States Volunteers, the audience cheered most heartily.
The graduating class leaves a full length oil portrait of Pres. ident Taylor for the library as its “remembrancer.” It is being executed by W. A. Griffith, of this city, one of our own boys and a first class artist. He painted the portraits of Senator Plumb and State Superintendent Goodnow, now in the State capitol, as well as portraits of other leading citizens of Kansas.
Among the members of the alumni from out of the city were Olive Reed, '97, Ida Hodgdon, '86, J. W. Mayberry, '94, Myrtle Carpenter, '90, Roy Davidson, '95, George F. Gorow, '97, Beth Warner, '97, Harriet Landers, '97, Minnie Tangemann, '97, Mrs. Stauffer, '95, Adelaide Staatz, '97, Georgia Nall, '97, C. E. Krehbiel, '97, Theodore Moore, '88, Elma Holloway, '94, U. G. Sutton, '97, R. S. Russ, '92, Jephtha Evans, '97.
Capt. W. C. Stevenson surprised us all by running into Emporia on the afternoon of June 10. He was detailed with others to supervise the enlistment of a sufficient number of recruits to bring the twenty-second regiment up to its full quota. He secured the following named Normal boys: Messrs. Fred Stevenson, Emmet George, H. C. Griswold, A. P. Sommers and A. I. Decker. The captain is looking well and is evidently improving under the army mess and the new life at Camp Alger. He reports all of the boys well and enjoying their drills.
The Faculty ALBERT R, TAYLOR, Pn, 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......
1225 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..
1002 Market 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
Geography. L. C. WOOSTER
1017 Union Natural History. T. M. IDEN
.806 Mechanics Physics and Chemistry. MAUDIE L. STONE, S. 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. EDGAR B. GORDON..
307 Market 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
1315 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...
Secretary. PEARL STUCKEY
422 Market Stenographer. NELLIE STANLEY..
1123 Congress Assistant, Library and Office. BESSIE KNAPPENBERGER.
113 Congress tant, Library.
We missed the Regents at most of the exercises this year, and sincerely hope that state conventions will not soon again occur on commencement week.
If you are thinking of attending school next year, be sure to write to President A: R. Taylor, State Normal School, Emporia, Kansas, for catalogues and circulars.
The “American Primary Arithmetic", by Prof. M. A. Bailey, illustrated by W. A. Griffith, is now in press and will be placed upon the market in September by the American Book Co.
The summer school opens with a slightly larger attendance than last year, so the rooms of the building are not entirely deserted. Miss Nellie Stanley serves as librarian for the session.
So far as we are able to learn, many of the assistant teachers will instruct in institutes here and there and pursue special studies. Miss Bassett will enter the University of Chicago for the vacation.
The catalogue for the music department is out, and is one of the handsomest we have seen in many years. Our friends who have not seen a copy should not fail to write Professor C. A. Boyle at once.
We are delighted to receive some little invitation cards prepared by Indian boys and girls under the supervision of C. W. Goodman, Pawnee, Oklahoma. The hand-painted invitation, by one of the little boys, was particula rly beautiful.
Professor Bailey has just published “Explanations in Arithmetic", a ten-cent hand book of sixty-four pages, to be used in the schools of Kansas as a supplement to the State text book. Copies may be obtained of the American Book Co.
We are in receipt of the annual commencement announcement of Columbian University, Washington, D. C. In the list of graduates receiving the degree of bachelor of laws, we find the name of Joseph P. Fontron, of Kansas. Success to thee, Joseph!
The attendance for the past seventeen years is as follows; 1882, 402; 1883, 452; 1884, 534; 1885, 605; 1886, 724; 1887, 746; 1888, 875; 1889, 930; 1890, 1,120; 1891, 1,306; 1892, 1,396; 1893, 1,377; 1894, 1,335; 1895, 1,649; 1896, 1,735; 1897, 1,801; 1898, 1,957.
NEARLY 2,500 advance orders were received by D. Appleton & Co. for President Taylor's new book, The Study of the Child. It is being warmly indorsed by prominent educators and will have a wide circulation. United States Commissioner of Education, Harris, calls it a “sound and wholesome book.” It is being used in the didactics classes in several county institutes.
The new catalogue was out ten days before commencement, and the boys and girls were greatly pleased to be able to take it home with them. The total attendance for the year was 1,957, or 156 more than last year. The graduating class numbered 126, including the four bachelors of pedagogy. The prospective graduating class of next year is 220.
The total number in the second year class was 358; in the first year class, proper, 833. Fifty-five students took kindergarden methods. The music department listed 170 pupils. The French and German classes enrolled 50 students. Over 700 students held teachers' certificates, and about 215 were graduates of high schools, academies, or colleges. Ninety-three counties in the state and 19 different states were represented in the enrollment. Ontside of Lyon county, Greenwood county has the largest delegation, 53; Osage county follows with 49 students; Jefferson and Marion are next, with 36 each; Coffey, Jewell, Sumner, and Waubaunsee follow next with 35 each. Fifty-three counties have ten or more representatives.
Regents' Meeting. After faithful service as assistant critic teacher in the model school for eight years, Miss Frank Hays has been granted leave of absence for one year. She will spend the time in advanced studies at the University of Chicago. Miss Anna Carll, of the Lewiston, Idaho, State Normal School, a member of the alumni, class of 1882, has been appointed to the vacancy.
Miss Beatrice Cochran, who has served so efficiently as assistant teacher in elocution for the past three years, is also given leave of absence for one year. She will make a special study of elocution and oratory, probably in the Columbian School of Oratory in Chicago. Miss Hattie Bassett, '95, will serve as her substitute during that time.
During the absence of Captain Stevenson the work in bookkeeping and penmanship has been carried on by Mr. Salser and Mr. Newman, Miss Jessie Taylor serving part of the time in the office to relieve Mr. Newman, The Board of Regents decided to continue this plan for the present.
The Regents are painting the roof over the main building and east wing, and also the woodwork on east, south and west sides. Several other important improvements will be made during the summer.
Miss Martha J. Worcester was advanced to the position of assistant teacher in English with the salary of a full assistant.
Miss Hattie Cochran was advanced to first assistant in manuscript work.
Mr. E. E. Salser was made full assistant in penmanship and bookkeeping.
Considerable time was spent in discussing plans for improve ing the work in several of the departments; authority was given to carry out the details in anticipation of the opening in September.
Plans were made for the employment of an expert cataloguer to prepare a catalogue of subject matter scattered through the many thousand books in the library.
Mr. Oveson, '98, was confirmed as commandant of the battalion during Captain Stevenson's absence.
CAPTAIN W. C. STEVENSON.
Hart, R. F.
Hollandsworth, W. A.
Huey, C. S.
Loomis, E. F.
Lucas, G. C.
Minnich, D. L.
Rhinehart, C. T.
Sheedy, D. J.
Shelton, A. L.
Shouffler, E. E.
Torrance, L. E.
Woodmas, C. S.
Wyse, John They were given a grand ovation in the assembly room on the morning of May 12, at eleven o'clock. Appropriate speeches were made by Professors Whitney and Stevenson, Hon. John Madden and President Taylor. The music added great interest and enthusiasm to the scene. A company of handsome Normal girls pinned silk flags and a rose to the lapel of each soldier boy's coat, with the Taylor pin, and wished him God-speed. Just as the exercises were closed, the little people from the kindergarten filed in and also presented each of the boys with a tiny flag. It is seldom that such a crowd is present at the depot in Emporia to do honor to any one as that which saluted the boys as they left on No. 6 for Topeka.
On the morning of May 24, the faculty and students sent a telegram of greeting, assuring the boys of the Normal salute as they were leaving the Sunflower state. They answered through Captain Stevenson in a telegram of greeting from Richland.
If you are thinking of attending school next year, be sure to write for catalogues and circulars to President A. R. Taylor, State Normal School, Emporia, Kansas.
Take the Vandalia line for all points east. Quick time and close connection for Washington, Philadelphia, New York and Boston. For particulars, address, T. J. Foley, Traveling Passenger Agent, Kansas City, Missouri.
Where They Will Spend the Summer. President and Mrs. Taylor expect to takc in the N. E. A. at Washington, and then spend a few weeks with the President's brother at North Marshfield, Massachusetts. He addresses the graduating class at Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kansas, on the morning of June 23, will speak before the Shawnee county institute in the evening and the Waubaunsee county teachers at Alma on the evening of June 24, and will deliver the address on Education day at the Coffeyville Chautauqua, June 30.
Professor Wilkinson will, of course, look after the interests of the State Normal School and Kansas in general at the N. E. A. at Washington. He and Mrs. Wilkinson will probably spend the rest of the summer at Atlantic City.
Professor Bailey will give ten lectures on methods in arithmetic before the Sedgwick county institute at Wichita, will then, in company with Mrs. Bailey, spend a few weeks East, returning late in July to Chicago, where he lectures on mathematics in the Summer School of Methods.
Professor Hill will teach in the summer school for several weeks, and will then spend the most of August with Mrs. Hill in Chicago and on the lakes.
Professor Jones will continue her work at Bay View as principal of the university and as lecturer on literature.
Professor Stevenson hopes to lead his company of college boys into Havana early in August, if not before. He will be given a furlough long enough to present a paper before the business section of the N. E. A. at Washington.
Professor Gridley plans to spend inost of the summer in Chicago in special studies, probably at the University of Chicago.
Professor and Mrs. Boyle will teach in the summer school, and may rusticate a little after it closes.
Professor Hoaglin lectures at the Ottawa Chautauqua and will spend part of the summer with her friends in the North and East after her summer classes are over.
Professor Whitney teaches two hours in the summer school in the cool of the day and dreams about the extension of Uncle Sain's territory during the rest of the time.
Professor Harris will rest at home a while and then teach in the Washington county institute.
Doctor Chrisman will fill his time through the summer school, dropping off for a few days to run into Omaha during the Educational Congress long enough to deliver a paper on Child-Study.
Professor Ellsworth instructs in the Lyon County Institute, and may join Mrs. Ellsworth later in finding some cool spot where the muse may minister to his needs.
Professor Iden will probably rest most of the time at his old home in Irvington, Indiana.
Professors Wooster and Payne may run away a little while after the summer school closes.
Professor Stone spends commencement week with her friends at the University of Chicago, then on to her old home in New England, and will take a fortnight or more with Doctor Sargent at the Hemenway Gymnasium, Cambridge.
Class of '98.
Hiawatha, Brown. Edwards, Laura Mae
Jewell City, Jewell. Greider, William Henry Eldorado, Butler. Griswold, Edgar George San Diego, California. Hall, William Bastow
Cherokee, Crawford. Holloway, Elma Pearl Yates Center, Woodson. Keller, William Heber Independence, Montgomery. Kline, Charles William, Marion, Marion. La Bar, Walter Atcherson Mankato, Jewell. Lakin, James William Valley Falls, Jefferson. Lenker, Lyman Gilbert Wellington, Sumner. Messerley, Charles G. Lawrence, Douglas. Shepardson, Edwin Augustus Oketo, Marshall. Sisler, Della Jarrett
Emporia, Lyon. Smith, J. Franklin
Pleasanton, Linn. Smith, Mrs. Susie Knight Pleasanton, Linn. Stevens, George W.
Lawrence, Douglas. Turney, Rosa Margret Flint Ridge, Greenwood. Walter, Ada Grace
Kingman, Kingman. Wood, Thomas Marshall White City, Morris.
ENGLISH COURSE. Cochran, Hattie Luella Olivet, Osage. Dean, George Adams
Topeka, Shawnee. George, Alfred
Emporia, Lyon. Lakin, James William
Valley Falls, Jefferson. McIlvaine, Robert A.
Wakarusa, Shawnee. Rose, Charles Montraville Alma, Wabaunsee. St. John, Lillian Alice Manhattan, Riley. Walter, Ada Grace
ELEMENTARY COURSE. Agrelius, Frank Ulysses Grant Reading, Lyon. Allen, Richard
Moline, Elk. Anderson, Robert Victor Preston, Pratt. Austin, Helen
Burr Oak, Jewell.
Lamont, Greenwood. Brown, Frances Langdon Emporia, Lyon. Carlile, Anna
Osawatomie, Miami. Christy, Osie K.
Waverly, Coffey. Clark, Nina Arstilla
Emporia, Lyon. Cook, Emma Agnes
Wyckoff, Lyon. Davis, Julia Ethel
Emporia, Lyon. De Vault, Nellie May
Rosedale, Wyandotte. Dial, Lillie Christina
Cleburne, Riley. Dunbar, James Allen
Lowell, Cherokee. Edgerton, Thomas A.
May Day, Riley. Evans, Ola Maude
Emporia, Lyon. Farwell, Edwin Roy
Osborne, Osborne. Featherngill, Arnaldo Pascal Independence, Montgomery. Gardner, Laura Ellen
Scranton, Osage. Gasche, Carrie Belle
Good, Agnes Victoria
Canada, Marion. Gordon, Mary Arabella Horton, Brown. Griswold, Hubert C.
Reserve, Brown. Hall, Carolyn Anne
Emporia, Lyon. Hardy, Trine Marie
Moray, Doniphan. Harley, Florence
Lyons, Rice. Harner, Marshall William Clay Center, Clay. Hart, Luther Lewis
Effingham, Atchison. Hays, Mrs. Hannah Alice Ottawa, Franklin. Henry, Charles Cyrus Emporia, Lyon. Heywood, Edna Elizabeth Topeka, Shawnee. Holloway, Minnie Etta Yates Center, Woodson Hopkins, Nettie Lucile Emporia, Lyon. Hothan, Mary Louise
Silver Lake, Shawnee.
Emporia, Lyon. McCurry, Ella
Milo, Lincoln. Mahin, Francis Milton Emporia, Lyon. Maple, Sadie Alice
Gage, Kingman. Martin, Orpha Lea
Baileyville, Nemaha. Matson, Ethel
Emporia, Lyon. Menser, Elizabeth
Anson, Sumner. Miller, Mrs. Carrie Lowry Helena, Montana. Miller, Mary Knowles Centralia, Nemaha. Monney, Lena Josephine Sabetha, Nemaha. Morris, Myrtle M.
Halstead, Harvey. Murray, Laura
Atchison, Atchison. Oveson, Raymond
Osage City, Osage. Paradise, James H.
Greeley, Franklin. Perkins, Cora Belle
Fredonia, Wilson. Plackett, Maude Eustacia Osage City, Osage. Plumb, Luella
Reading, Lyon. Rines, Abbie M.
Emporia, Lyon. Row, Ebbidel
Larned, Pawnee. Schiller, Kate Sophy
Cherryvale, Montgomery. · tevens, Mrs. George W. Lawrence, Douglas. Stittsworth, Carrie Blanche Milford, Geary. Stratton, Elsie
Emporia, Lyon. Stroup, Andrew Benton Harper, Harper. Tangemann, Elizabeth Eleanor, Harvey. Thomas, Carrie Averill Emporia, Lyon. Walker, Jessie Metta
Burlington, Coffey. Wyart, Zinta Elwin
Eureka, Greenwood. Young, Maude Ethel
Ardmore, Indian Territory. Lucas George Carroll
Emporia, Lyon. McFadden, Henry Samuel Rest, Wilson. McKinley, Charles
Greensburg, Kiowa. Monteith, Anna