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Willis Jones spent a few of the opening days with us.

Philomathian Society. Miss Ethel McCartney, of '91, is engaged in primary With colors flying, hearts a-beating, and hands a-meeting, work in the Lawrence schools.

the Philo ship of state started off very enthusiastically on SepRegent KNAPPENBERGER

tember 10. A cornet solo by Mr. Garlic, accompanied by Miss was again a welcome visitor

Howe at the piano, soothed us into a state of quietude and all among his Normal friends during the third week of school.

joined soulfully in a prayer of gratitude and praise. The Miss Bessie KNAPPENBERGER's efficient work has given her

address of welcome by Mr. Thoroman made all feel at home. the place of assistant librarian, in which capacity she will

Mr. Dunbar, Miss Brobst and Mr. Bardwell carried greetings relieve Miss Clark of much detail.

to the sister societies. Mr. St. Clair spoke words of unity in Professor Hill spent three weeks in Colorado recruiting his response for the Belles-Lettres. Misses Leech and Aikens among the mountain snows and verdure. He reports a most

and Messrs. Lyon, Gifford, Rowe, Harrin, and others made enjoyable vacation, but since coming home has been "resting

extemporaneous speeches. Declamations, the debate, and from his rest."

recess were enjoyed, and the first meeting of '97-'98 was closed Professor STONE has been made happy by two royal with one united mighty yell: promises from the Board of Regents. No. 17 is to be fitted up

"Rah! Rah! Rah! for a reception room and private office, and a piano is also to

Rip! Rah! Ren! be added to the gymnasium for the use of the department.

Philo! Philo! Ma-thi-an!”

So it is with every evening's work. A harvest of pleasure Professor Iden's room has been hung with paper in olive

reaped from individual sunshine, sympathy, and work. brown tints, and the new astronomical views add much to the

Some of the most active workers are gone. Many have gradbeauty and the value of the furnishings. Some new apparatus

uated, others are working and planning to come again. We is coming for the use of the chemistry class, and the professor

miss them but the Philomathian hall is already a field of action. hopes for the addition of some other much-needed apparatus

The new carpet is already down and the new seats have been Professor MONTGOMERY says the only new thing to report

put in; younger members are stepping forward and filling up

the vacant posts of duty, and when the time comes we shall be from the Kindergarten is the very old thing, “We are over

as we ever have been-glorious if not victorious. crowded." One baby of three years, when told that she

A declamation by Mr. Torrance, a debate by Mr. Rheinhart, probably could not stay, took a determined grip upon the

and a recitation by Miss Stevens show what some of our new table and her tiny red chair and said, “Oh, but I am doin' to

members can do. More of such workers will find with us a thtay, anyway!”

welcome and a home. Come. The library has been much beautified by the new paper in delicate tints of green and pinkish gray. The paper is such

Belles-Lettres Society. that all the light which enters the room is utilized. There was

The large number of Belles-Lettres people who have reentered an accession of books in the early part of the summer, and

school this year, and the fact that two more of our worthy more are expected later. Dr. Chrisman's room also rejoices

members--Miss Mary Taylor and Mr. E. E. Salser-were in paper hangings of chocolate brown.

enrolled as members of the faculty, have served as an inspiraPROF. Jones came back from Bay View bringing with her a tion to the Belles-Lettres society. whiff of the cool lake breezes. She reports a summer most Many of our members are doing very heavy work, which easdelightfully enjoyable. All will be interested in knowing that ily accounts for the irregular attendance of some of the most Miss Jones presided over the summer session of Bay View Uni- loyal members. versity, and we shall, very likely, during the year, be invited Several new names have been added to the rolls and the new to share in some of the good things which she enjoyed there. members seem to be as faithful in their work as any one could There is a strong silver sentiment in the Kindergarten. As

be. All are working earnestly to improve themselves and the the children were naming the fingers, one suggested calling

society. the ring-finger the gold-finger, because we wear gold rings The year has opened with Mr. A. R. Stroup, president; Mr. upon it. Another piped out, “Oh, say! Can't you make it the

A. B. Powell, vice president; Miss Lizzie Graham, secretary; silver-finger?” The same little boy rushed in, the morning Mr. E. Weatherby, treasurer; and Mr. C. W. Myers, chorister. after the terrible wreck, with, “Mr. Bryan is saved! Mr. Bryan

The pleasant location of the hall and the cordial greeting is saved!”

which all may expect who visit or join the society, have, perMiss Jessie Taylor had some of her beautiful pieces of haps, combined to give the atmosphere of this place the name decorated china out for the pleasure of the regents and faculty of "Belles-Lettres breeze." at the reception tendered them. Miss Taylor spent a con- The programs have been very interesting and the committee siderable portion of the summer in Chicago studying china are preparing such programs for the coming month as will painting under the tuition of Mr. Aulich, the famous decorator. surely be interesting to all.. One feature which was especially Her work shows the spirit of the true artist, both in variety of pleasing on one program was a charming narration by conception and delicacy of coloring—it is music caught in Miss Maudie L. Stone, the director of physical training. meshes of color.

We hope that every new student will take occasion to visit The Regents and the members of the faculty enjoyed the

this society and that many will decide to become Belles-Lettres. first social occasion of the year at the home of President and Mrs. Taylor on Tuesday evening, September 21. The oc- The German class, eight in number, have begun a promcasion served as an introduction for the new members, and ising year.

Since German has been made optional in the was most thoroughly enjoyed. The spirit of friendliness, English course, the number of students selecting German has which President and Mrs. Taylor so well know how to call largely increased. The German Club has again been made a forth, was everywhere present. Kindly wit and genial humor feature of the year's work. At their meeting for organization, pervaded the company and made "victims of us all.” When Associate Professor Payne was elected president. This Friday the company separated, each felt that sweet Memory's urn had afternoon work combines the features of the conversazione and gained another treasure.

also of technical expression.

'N' so we jes' clum' back in bed.

'Bout sun-up, Pa he come, 'N' hed a switch, 'n' pulled off th' spread,

'N' my! He made us hum! Nen Pa he sez, “I guess y'u boys

Hev hed y'ur fill o' show;
Now dress y'urselves,-dry up 'at noise, -

Y’u's ol' enough to know !"
Nen I sez, “Yes, jis' see these marks!

'N' Pa he jis' sez, "Oh!
Didn't y'u spect to hev no Marks

In a Uncle Tom show?"

OUR UNCLE TOM SHOW, Onc't a "Uncle Tom's Cabin" show

Come to our town to play, 'N'me 'n' George both got to go,

'N' didn't hev to pay; Cause George he led a blood-houn',

Wat wuz muzzled up tight; 'N' they let me pack a sign roun'

'At said, “Op'r' House T'Night!" 'N' I tell y'u, 'twuz a good show,

Jis' good ez is, I guess; 'N'ol Marks, he wuz funny though,

But Topsy, she's the bes'. 'N' little Evy made George cry,

Right out loud, too, 'n' he sed, “I hopes they wont let Evy die

Break this show up if she's dead!" 'N' nex' day we said 'at we'd play

A“Uncle Tom" show, too, 'N'burnt some corks, 'n' put 'em 'way,

'N'sed 'at we'd do Jis' ev'ry thing ez Topsy done

'N''at night after pra'rs, Ez soon ez Pa jis' sed "Amen"

We scooted off upstairs ! 'N' first we got our nighties on,

Literati Society. America is enjoying M'Kinley prosperity. The Literati has a McKinley. Therefore the Literati will doubly enjoy M'Kinley prosperity. With such leadership, advised by worthy secretaries like Bailey, Gray, Edgerton, Bowles, Taylor, Rose, Harner, and Agrelius, what cannot the Literati accomplish? This is speaking only of the boys. For years the Literati has claimed the leading girls of the school. The same is true of the girls this year. Modesty withholds their names, but they are here, and they are Literati.

Last year the society experienced a phenomenal growth, both in members and in earnestness of work. Dozens of old members have returned and have brought with them their friends and their friends' friends. The membership is swelling by a half-score at every meeting. In a short time the Literati will petition the faculty for increased accommodations.

The Literati is not a wabbly society groping aimlessly in the dark; it is a sturdy society striding for truth. Its members are not the "don'ts" and "can'ts” of the school, but the "cans" and "wills.” They are energetic students aspiring to positions of trust. Its programs are not conglomerations of worthless "funny things," they are good, wholesome food with enough condiments to suit the taste. Attendance upon the meetings is not like a stroll in the autumn woods. It differs in that you feel yourself in a business-like atmosphere where there is something to be accomplished and where it is being successfully accomplished. All is not fun. Success demands labor.

Digression is good at times. The Literati digressed on the evening of Sept. 24, and held a "faculty meeting.' As many of the members of the Literati have attended real faculty meetings, for various causes, the scene was made quite realistic. Only the girls deserve mention. Misses Jones, Hutchinson, Stratton, Potter, Menke, Perkins, and Holloway impersonated their respective characters well. The boys laughed.

'Nen blacked our face 'n'han's. But w'ile we's havin' jis' more fun,

We heerd Ma say, “Good lan's ! W'at er them boys up to, up there?

They're jis' a raisin' Ned!" 'N' we heerd Pa's steps on the stair,

'N' we jis' jumped in bed, 'N' jis' pulled up the counter-pin,

'N' got clean out o' sight; Pa sez, “Yes, y'u better be in!"

'N' he took away the light. So's after w'ile w'en we peeped out,

'Twuz dark up in the lof 'N' George he sez, "Let's us git out

'N' wipe this blackin' off!" Jis' took our hankercheeves to it

'N' rubbed, 'n' rubbed, 'n' rubbed, 'N' 'twouldn't hardly come off a bit

'Ithout jis' bein' scrubbed; So we jis' clum back that-a-way,

'N' George sez, “Y'u wake me 'N'we'll git up 'fore break o' day,

'N' wash 'fore Ma kin see!”

'Bout midnight George got all choked up,

'N' Ma she heerd him wheeze, So she got up to git a cup

'N' come up stairs to greaze His chest, for tear 'at he'd hev croup,

'N' soon ez she come near, W'y Ma she jis' giv' one big whoop,

'N' hollered, "Pa, come here !" 'N' Pa he come a double quick,

A sayin'“What? What? What?" “Oh Pa!" Ma sez, “this boy is sick,

'N'dyin' like ez not!" Nen I woke right up out o' sleep,

'N' scared me too, tell y'u! Nen Ma she jis' fell in a heap,

'N' screams, “He's got it, too!” 'N' Ma she 'bout went in a faint,

'N' Pa's jaws made more noise,
'N' we kept sayin', “Ma, there aint

Nothin' matter with us boys!"
Nen Pa sez, “W'at's 'at you hev got

Upon y'ur faces, though?" 'N' George sez, "Oh, 'at's jes' some smut,

Las' night we's playin' show!"
Nen Pa sez, “Y'u march off down stair

'N' scrub 'at black clean off !”
But Ma sez, “Pa, y'u better take care,

Fer George hez sech a cough!"

Lyceum Society. “The old order changeth,” and so has the Lyceum society changed. Its personnel is mnch different this year from last. Many of last year's members have been graduated and are with us no more, while many students of two, three, or more years ago are back in the society. R. V. Anderson enjoys the distinction of being the oldest Lyceumite in point of member. ship, having joined nine years ago. Our president, Mr. Chil. cott, was elected principal at Webber, and Harry Rhodes has been chosen to wield the gavel. Miss Ruth Benson is vice president

The programs have been up to the usual high standard. The following questions have been debated:

Whether the power vested in the Speaker of the House of Representatives threatens republican institutions; whether United States Senators should be elected by a direct vote of the people; whether the American Republic is likely to endure; and whether Cuba should be annexed. Misses Watson, Schriver, Cochran, Scott, and others, have delighted the society with recitations, while the best talent of both city and Normal has furnished us music.]

Roy Ligget, superintendent at Garden City, and a leading Lyceumite of former days, was with us a short time.

The society extends a cordial invitation to new students as well as old to visit its hall, and assures them of a royal reception and a hearty welcome.


Personals. '83. Hattie Horner Louthan is teaching in the McCowan Oral School for Young Deaf Children, at 6550 Yale avenue, Chicago.

'85. Flora Stewart is stenographer for a business firm at Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

'90. Jennie Greenlee is teaching at La Cygne, Kansas.

'91. A. O. Sax is now practicing medicine in Chicago, with office at Sixty-third street and Stewart avenue.

'91. A. M. Parsons has accepted the principalship of the Ozark, Arkansas, schools and of course orders the Monthly to follow him there.

'92. R. T. Madden has taken Miss May Leverton as his helpmate for weal or woe. They were married at Horton, Kansas, on the evening of September 1. They will make their home at Neodesha, Mr. Madden being superintendent of the city schools.

'93. Miss Jennie McClure became Mrs. R. M. Hamer on the evening of August 17. They will reside in this city, 1124 State street.

'93. Clara Coman died at Waco, Texas, December 23, 1896. Through an oversight, the news did not reach us until too late for the last number of the MONTHLY. All remember Clara for her gentle, loving disposition and her deep devotion to her work. She had been in failing health for some time and had gone to Texas in the hope of recuperation. Her sister, Belbina, who was a student here in '91 and '92, also died in August of last year. We assure their friends of our sympathy in their bereavement.

'94. L. May Russel has accepted a position at El Toro, Cal.

'94. Linda Hardy is attending the school of osteopathy at Kirksville. Missouri. She sends best wishes to her Normal friends.

'95. Lizzie Turkleson will teach in Troy, Kansas.
'95. H. J. Emerson is principal of the Bradford schools.

'95. Miss Hattie Jones, who completed a course in music with Professor Boyle two years since, has been appointed assistant in the music department of Oklahoma University,

'95. Miss Elva Thomas was married to Charlie Ernst on August 25. Their country home near Americus will always be open to Normal boys and girls.

'95. Olive Collier is teaching in the eighth grade of the Lake City, Colorado, schools at sixty dollars per month. She expresses herself as well pleased with her new situation and orders the MONTHLY, of course.

'96. J. H. Kane will attend K. U. next year. '96. W. S. Kretsinger will study law at K. U. this year. '96. Laura Branson teaches in the city schools at Norton

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This is a most beautiful book filled with the choicest illustrations and written with the aim of awakening such an abiding inter. est in the story of our conntry on the part of our young people, that they may be enabled to make of their after-study of more ad. vanced history, the greatest possible preg. ress. The Werner School Book Company has recently issued some very fine books, and we predict for them the greatest popu

larity. The True Story of U. S. Grant. the American Sol

dier. Told for boys and girls. By Elbridge S. Brooks. 4to, cloth, protusely illustrated.

Boston: Lothrop Publishing Company..... 1 50 The Story of Japan. By R. Van Bergen. Chi.

cago, New York: American Book Co... .... Fragments of Roman Satire. By Elmer Trues.

dell Merrill. Chicago, New York: American Book Company..

75 Study of English Words. By J. M. Anderson.

New York, Chicago: American Book Co,.... 40 The Golden Dog (Le Chien d'Or,) By William

Kirby, F. R. S. C. 8x5%2, pp. 624. Boston:
L, C. Page & Company....

1 25 The Children. By Alice Meynell. 16mo., pp. 134. New York: John Lane...

1 25 Success Is For You, By Dorothy Quigley.

12mo., pp. 174. New York: E. T. Dutton & Co

.....1 00 The Way to Kcep Young, By Dorothy Quigley. 12mo., pp. 192. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co.

75 Diomed: The Life, Travels and Adventures of a Dog. By John Sergeant Wise. 12mo.,

Boston: Lamson, Wolffe & Co ... 2 00 Familiar Features of the Roadside: The Flowers,

Shrubs, Birds, and Insects. By F. Schuyler
Mathews. 12mo., pp., 283. New York: D.
Appleton & Co

.....1 75 Roman Life in Pliny's Time. By Murice Pell.

ison. Translated from the French by Maud
Wilkinson. With Introduction by Frank J.
Miller. 12mo.. pp. 315. Meadville, Pa:
The Chautauqua-Century Press

1 00 Lectures on Literature, English, French, Span

ish. By Richard Malcomb Johnston. 18mo, pp 269. Akron, Ohio: D. H. McBride & Co

50 Hannibal: Soldier, Statesman, Patriot, and the

Crisis or the struggle Between Carthage and Rome. By William O'Connor Morris. 12mo, pp. 392. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons..

1 50 Analytic Geometry, for Technical Schools and

Colleges. By P. A. Lambert, M, A., In. structor in Mathematics, Lehigh University. New York: The Macmillan Co

1 50 The presentation is descriptive rather than formal The numerous problems are main. ly numerical and are intended o give famil. iarity with the method of analyttical geometry, rather than to test the student's ingenu. ity in guessing ridd es. The historical notes are intended to combat the notion that a mathematicical system in all its complete. ness issues Minerva-like from the brain of

an individual, Eclectic School Readings. Fitty Famous Sto.

ries Retold. Chicago: American Book Company

50 Like all the books of the series of Eclectic School Readings, this book of time-honored stories is simply admirable and beyond compare. Send for it for the children in the in.

termediate grades. Natural Elementary Geography. By Jacques W. Redway. Chicago: American Book Co., 60

This geography has been prepared along the lines recommended by the Committee of Fifteen in its recent report on Elementary Education. It is designed for a pupils' first text book on the subject and is intended for a two years' course between the beginning of the third and the end of the fifth school year. It recognizes the fact that geography for schools should be a practical study of man's physical surroundings in their rilation to him It develops the subject upon a definite plan, and in accordance with approved pedagogical principles. The illus. irations, maps and typography are models of excellence.

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The Western Penman for September is superb. We call the attention of the teachers of Kansas to this eminently practical and widely known publication. It is the only exponent of modern writing published. The September number gives special attention to public school writing, and we urge all teachers to send for a copy. Address WESTERN PENMAN, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

“A school journal of current events written for teachers and students is needed in every schoolroom." You are right, fellow teacher, and we have it for you, in Our Times, a paper published by the publishers of The Teachers' Institute and The School Fournal. How much is it? Well, let us see. If you send at once to the business editor of the MONTHLY you

STATE NORMAL MONTHLY and Our Times both for one year for only 65 cents.

TEN DOLLARS A WEEK FOR EIGHT.-It does not seem possible that the table for eight people can be provided for ten dollars a week. But Mrs. Rorer, the most famous cook in America, says it can be done. She has tried it and knows. She proves her case in The Ladies' Home Journal for October. She gives twentyone menus covering a week's meals, and gives full, practical directions by which any woman can make as attractive meals as Mrs Rorer explains, for this small sum of ten dollars.


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ABOUT perior publication, and you will find that for general interest and typo

PRINTING! graphical excellence it has no superior among all the standard publications. The Arena, under the able manage

You ment of its new editor, Dr. John Clark Ridpath, is rapidly becoming a power in Cannot the arena of thought and action. People who think need the Arena. They who Always have thought and care not to think again, need it not.

Send for a sample “Get copy to the Arena Co., Copley Square, Boston.

Your The American Monthly Review of Reviews for September, has a good deal to

PRINTING say about the Andrews incident and Brown Univarsity-not so much, as the editor remarks, on account of the per

Done sonal interests involved in the case as because of the far-reaching principles af- By fecting academic life and liberty, which have become matters at issue. A fair

Six minded and judicious estimate of President Andrews' services to Brown is given by a writer fully conversant with the

Oʻclock” facts, and the protest of the faculty is printed in full. The editorial comments At on the awkwardness and needlessness of the situation are piquant and to the ROWLAND'S% point.

Mrs. Frederick Schwatka, widow of the He's great Alaska explorer, and her husband's companion in his exblorations, has a

Too Busy. finely illustrated article in the October Midland Monthly (Des Moines), entitled

It "Around about Alaska's Metropolis,' with several full page pictures. A beautifully illustrated sketch of life in Cairo, Will be Egypt, is given first place in this number with "The Queen of the Harem” as a DONE frontispiece. “Anti-Polygamy Mormonism,” including an interview with Proph: RIGHT, et Joseph Smith, Jr., is the best sketch of the Recognized Church of Latter-Day Saints ever given to the public. It in

However, cludes many views and valuable portraits. The Home Themes, Women's Club De. When partment, Fiction Department, and Editorial Department are unusually complete. You In "Grant's Life in the West," this month, the scene is shifted from St.

Do Louis to Galena.

The Arena for September, edited by Get John Clark Ridpath, LL. D. Every true American citizen should read Dr.

ItJohn Ridpath's splendid paper, "The Cry of the Poor," and his “Open Letter” to President E. B. Andrews, which ap. MARK THAT! pear in the September number of The Arena. In them the Doctor has drawn a picture that appeals to every man and woman in our land who have God-given Better rights and privileges which, owing to the intervention of plutocratic in

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