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THE METHODS CLASS.
Talk. Talk is a plentiful article with many. It should be that by which much good is given to mankind. It is often hurtful to him who does too much of it. A too talkative teacher is a bane to a schoolroom. School patrons who talk out of place about their schools are very damaging to school interests. Too little talk is to be regretted, too much, condemned. I think I should prefer too little to too much. The teacher who talks too little in the schoolroom is not likely to undertake things and fail, but will make a success of what few things she does undertake. Her chief trouble lies in the fact that she does not undertake to enforce her plans because of her great timidity, or perhaps, still worse, her lazy indifference. Her redeeming trait lies in the fact that through some previous training she has learned the necessity of enforcing some quite healthy rules-it seems to be a habit with her to insist on those-all honor so far. I have more to do in this short article with those who talk too much. I have in mind now a very faithful teacher, who is conscientious in all that she does, is an unusually enthusiastic woman in her school work, working hard to raise her school to a higher plane, but the poor, dear woman is nullifying many of her efforts by an overflow of talk which certainly has a very destructive influence upon the success of her school. Too much talk in the schoolroom leads to confusion, irritation, and indifference. Some people become confused by too much talk. One thing is announced to them, and ere it is half completed several requests have been made, and different subjects been talked about until the poor child is all confusion. Some pupils, whose dispositions are somewhat unsteady, become irritated, cross, and petulant; others subside into an unfortunate indifference. The school is all confusion-the teacher's anxious looks but too plainly indicating that there is something wrong in the atmosphere of the school.
That teacher is most successful who talks just enough to have his pupils understand what he wants them to do, and who follows up that talk with actions that will make the talk most effective.
Using loud tones in talking is an indication on the part of the teacher that it is necessary in order to be heard, or else it indicates that that necessity will soon be reached. Talking slang is an unfortunate practice for a teacher. He cannot have that high respect of pupils which he would otherwise have.
Parents, by too much talk about the faults of teachers, or the deficiencies of schools, do an injury that is almost immeasurable. If a fault is made manifest, let the parent go to the teacher and talk over the matter, and not Aling the fault broadcast to receive undue additions. It is always better to think that there is more good in a thing than bad, or at least to say little of the bad if you would prevent its worst results.
Sufficient Not Enough. In nothing more than in educational matters do people make the mistake of regarding sufficient as enough. The directors of a sinall, weak district often consider the legal one hundred ten * days of school per year as sufficient, but it is no more enough for the children of that school than for the larger and wealthier district.
Again, such districts are likely to content themselves with the fewest possible school conveniences, and with the cheapest person that can be secured to keep school. What if there are only a few small scholars in the district. Their time now is worth the money they could earn a few years later, when it will be found necessary to keep them from work to send them to
school. Thus the time of a very few small scholars is worth the wages of a teacher-and that teacher one who will work hard and well, though the school be small.
It frequently happens where good schools are maintained, that parents content themselves with giving their children facilities sufficient only to keep them with their classes. The missing of a week's or a month's school work is thought to be of little consequence, if the pupil can be dragged along with his class on his return. The pupils, as may be expected, often catch the spirit of the parent, and consider it sufficient to do just enough work to keep grade. Thus the pupil hangs to his class by a constantly weakening grip, and his falling to the next block below, shocking and surprising as it may be to his parents, is only a matter of time.
But the greatest evil of all to be deplored is, that even teachers, who might be supposed to understand the difference between synonyms, are not accustomed to discriminate between sufficient and enough. A majority of those who engage in this work, do so with just sufficient scholarship to meet the minimum of the law. Very many conduct their schools with the least possible work, when enough means all in the teacher's power for the good of the school. In this day, when good teachers are abundant, the teacher whose scholarship is meagre, and the teacher who cannot give his exclusive attention to school work, should be kept out of places that belong to the more deserving.
In brief, let parents, pupils, and pedagogues no longer be indolent and stingy, but energetic and liberal; let that great engine of progress—the free school-receive no longer just sufficient to keep it warm, but enough to give it full headway, and instead of the present starting and stopping, and backing and re-starting, we shall have a steady, onward progress, with strength enough to carry all the great load that rests upon it.
Literati Society. One evening last month the Lyceum yelled faintly, just loud enough to rouse the Literati. “Hurrah! Oh my! Literati!” rang out so vigorously that it penetrated the brick walls and fell upon the stony ears of the bas-relief of the class of '97. The sad thing seemed bereft of its chilly atmosphere, the gloomy eyes rippled and sparkled with sheer delight, the frightful visage glowed and was really beautiful for a moment. Unconsciously the feet shuffled and buried themselves in the chill stone beneath. One thousand earnest students invoked the deities that the thing might remain beautiful, but the good work was all undone. The Lyceum yelled louder and the band played that night.
Eleven Literati boys-Messrs. Bailey, Lucas, Horn, Harrison, W. Priest, T. Priest, Barnes, McKinley, Keller, Turkleson and Taylor-conceived the idea that they would like to meet the flower of the remainder of the Kansas State Normal School on the gridiron. Accordingly they hung a challenge in the corridor and began active work. The oppo sition parleyed five days and decided to give the Literati the victory and preserve the honor of the “flower" unimpeached.
In accordance with the football challenge, forty loyal Literati girls, thinking the school could muster eleven braves, prepared a rousing song entitled, “Football Support.” The chorus of forty voices thrilled the society with its rendition. So enthusiastically was it given and so stirring was the song itself, that every Literatus applauded the loyalty of the most loyal girls in the Normal.
October 15, ladies never debated better at the Literati than did Misses Louella Sawhill and Dora Potter, who affirmed, and Misses Mabel Jones and Loretta Sawhill, who denied, that “Intemperance has caused more misery than war." They were logical, eloquent, and direct. It would be cruel to tell you which side won. If you know, forbear to tell!
* According to law when written,
The Battalion Outing.
is undoubtedly gratifying to the audiences in general and cerThe boys of the Battalion, K. N. G., went into camp at
tain members of the faculty in particular, that society debaters Bruner's grove on the twenty-second and twenty-third inst.
no longer consider the work of so trifling importance that they With the genial good humor characteristic of the Battalion,
can prepare for it in the five minutes preceding the time for
their speeches. the boys transported themselves and their camp equipage to the grove, and there, on the night of the twenty-second, their
Our vocal soloists, Miss Johnson and Mr. Powell, and the camp-fires blazed brightly, and the startled shades rang with the
quartets are furnishing excellent music. We have also been
favored by music from members of the various societies, all clank of sabre or the rattle of musketry. Supper, consisting
of which has been pleasing indeed. If the bas-relief in the of baked beans, squirrel, roasted potatoes and apples, coffee
hall below has a heart as large in proportion as some of its and hard-tack, was eaten with great relish by the boys and by President Taylor, their invited guest. The President said he
features are, that heart cannot but be stirred to its very depths had been invited to share mess with the Battalion boys, but he
by the music which comes from the society halls these had no idea it would be such a "mess” as it was. During the
evenings. The band, under the leadership of one of our most night Quantrell's guerrillas (?) succeeded in capturing one of
prominent members, Mr. T. M. Wood, has been with us once, the brave boys and brought him into town “bound as to his
giving all great pleasure. hands,” but he was speedily recaptured and returned to camp.
Lyceum Society. The boys were given an opportunity of experiencing the
“Boom-a-lack-a, boom-a-lack-a, regular routine of camp life, with all its joys and amusing
Zip, boom, bum! inconveniences, and it will be an occasion long to be remem
Razzle, dazzle, razzle, dazzle,
Ly-ce-um!” bered by them.
Keep it before the people that this is the new Lyceum yell. The faculty visited the camp; gathered around the
The old yell has gone over the Styx. It "shuffled off this blazing logs, told stories with the boys, roasted potatoes
mortal coil” in the east hall-way near the bas-relief, or, if you (with themselves), sang songs, and made merry to their heart's
please, the plaster-cast given by the class of '97. It was content. There were speeches from President Taylor, Pro
midnight. The lady of the statuary was in dreamland fessors Stone, Bailey, Wooster, Ellsworth, and Payne, and
when the irridescent “Rig-a-jig-a-bum!” came floating by. from Major Hill and Commandant Stevenson. Each spoke in
A piercing shriek from the ruby lips of the composite happy veiu, and the firelight Aickering over the faces of the
photograph of the girls of '97, and the world's standingsoldierly line of men drawn up, made a pretty picture,
high-jump record was broken. She came down upon the with the dark forest for a background. Each guest came away
stone sidewalk. An air of pensive melancholy and of feeling grateful to Commandant Stevenson and every member
profitless regret still clings to the startled statue. The of the Battalion for a very enjoyable evening.
defunct yell never breathed again. It now sleeps beneath the
old ivy. Amasagacian Society.
Joint debates are now in order, the Lyceum having chalSocrates said, “There is one only that is good, namely, lenged each of the other societies. Knowledge, and one only evil, namely, Ignorance." This is The new corps of officers is: Frances Brown, president; the belief of the members of our society, as is manifested by Nell Scott, vice president; Ruth Benson, secretary; Maud the spirit in which they enter into their work. Each member
Young and Miss Evans, sergeants-at-arms. J. L. Jenkins has
been elected to the oratorship, vice J. E. Boyer, resigned. seems to think "himself were he on whose sole arm hung
R. V. Anderson has been deposed. Thirteen years a victory."
member of the Lyceum is the record of Miss Ellis, of the Our present officers are: president, Mr. Luke Torrance; class of '98. vice president, Miss Sadie Ladd; secretary, Miss Cotton; treasurer, Mr. Turkleson; sergeant-at-arms, Mr. Milton;
Philomathian Society. assistant sergeant-at-arms, Miss Smith.
A month has passed and still the Philo ship sails on. Every The programs have been very interesting and the committee Friday evening new power is added and the old is strengthened. is sure to make the following ones the same if not better. We Strong debates, declamations-one especially pleasing by have been favored with instrumental solos by Misses O'Neil, Miss Dils—; a few essays, good enough to have been preserved Royer, and Howe, and Messrs. Green, Garlick, and others. from former years' work; an original story of emblems by Mr.
One of the pleasing features of our last program was a short Rowe; “A Review of What the World is Talking About," by talk by Professor Payne, which was heartily appreciated by all. Miss Stevens; and a talk by our senior orator, Mr. Cain,-are His text was, “What thou learnest, that learn rightly; what the numbers that have been filling our programs. Music has thou doest, do not badly."
been furnished by Miss Neiman, Mr. Green, Mr. Ayres, and Our attendance has been good and our membership is con- also by three obliging visitors, Miss Edith Wilkinson, Mr. stantly increasing. We cordially invite others. “Come thou Powell and Mr. Gerardy. The male quartet members of our with us and we will do thee good!”
society and the Normal band have furnished an enjoyable
share of the music. Belles-Lettres Society.
The gentlemen ruled supreme on the evening of October 1, The success which we prophesied for our society a month
and their program was characterized by an unusually strong ago was surely a true prophecy, for since then a crowded house
and brilliant debate. The speakers were Messrs. Bardwell and a program of exceptional interest have been the events of
and Rhinehart on the affirmative, and Messrs. Thoroman and each evening. One of the last events of special importance
George on the negative. The question, “Resolved, That the was the debate on the question, “Resolved, That labor unions
destiny of great men is determined more by their environare not for the best interest of the labor classes.” Mr.
ment than by their native ability and effort,” was conceded to McKinley and Mr. Edgerton, of the Literati, succeeded in
the affirmative. The negative claim that the decision in no denying, at least from the point of view of the judges, the
way detracted from their greatness, since their defeat was
due entirely to circumstances. argument produced by Mr. Brown and Mr. Stroup.
The Philomathian girls are planning for a special autumn Judging from this and previous debates given this year, it program on the twenty-second inst. All are invited.
BOOK NOTICES AND REVIEWS. Lolela Malaby renews her subscription from Duluth and reports that she is still in love with the lake air.
A REQUEST: Please mention the STATE NORMAL MONTHLY when ordering Miss Helen M. Colville, who took special work in the kinder
any of the following-named books. garten, has been appointed to the Indian School at Mescalero,
The Story of Japan. By R. Van Bergen. New York and Chicago:
1 00 New Mexico.
Beautifully illustrated and exceedingly well written is this story, Hon. E. S. Stover has recently been appointed post- or rather history, of the Japanese Empire. The teachers and
pupils of our schools, as well as the public, know little of the nation master at Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mr. Stover was regent
nearest to us on the west, now known as one of the foremost nations for the State Normal School, '71-73.
of the world. The story is interesting and complete, and devoid of
all superfluous matter, -just what is wanted by the busy reader. '85. A. H. Newton is superintendent of the Humbolt schools. Authors' Readings. Compiled and illustrated throughout with pen and
ink drawings. By Art Young. Recitations from their own works, '89. We were pleased the other day to have a call from Elder by Jam s Whitco.nb Riley, Mary Hartwell Catherwood, Ella
Wheeler Wilcox, Hamlin Garland, Bill Nye, Eugene Field, Will Piatt, of Peck, Kansas. He was a delegate to the Christian
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The selections in this beautiful volnme are the authors' best, is a member of the board of commissioners of the Sumner while the sketches, showing characteristic attitudes of the authors,
were drawn while observing them read or recite. The book is an county high school and speaks very enthusiastically of its pros
entertainment in which the nine authors appear. The illustrations pects. He is looking well and was much pleased to be among are very numerous and are placed on the pages with the selections
in such a relation as to give a most pleasing effect. For the reader the boys and girls again.
in general and for higher grades in public schools this book is '90. Miss Ida Hodgdon has accepted a position in the Kan
A Treatise on Commercial Law and Business Forms. By J. A. Lyons. sas City, Missouri, High school, at one hundred dollars per Chicago: 0. M. Powers. month.
"Designed as a practical text book for use in all schools in which
commercial branches are taught and as a book of reference for the '90. Miss Lovilla Mack, who has been considered one of the busy man," the author seems to have realized his design. The
large list of practical illustrations make it superior to ihe usual finest teachers in the Indian service and who began to teach at text on this subject. Haskell in 1890, has asked for a transfer and will go to the The New Business Arithmetic. A Treatise on Commercial Calculations. Shawnee School in Okiahoma - Topeka Capital.
Chicago: 0. M. Powers.
ness and business application of the numerous problems, make this '91. B. F. Ross writes us from Springerville, Arizona, that book ideal. Powers' books remind one of Powers, in the system he remains as principal for the year and that both he and Mrs.
and business energy revealed on every page,-qualities which Pres.
ident Powers possesses in a marked' degree. We predict for both Ross will reenter the Normal next spring. We shall give them books a very large sale. both a cordial welcome.
Catholic Summer and Winter School Library. Lectures on Literature.
English, French, and Spanish. By Richard Malcomb Johnston. '91. A. O. Saxe has been appointed to the chair of physio- 18 mo., pp. 259. Akron, Ohio: DMcBride & Co..
We have been much pleased and profited by reading these lectures, logical botany in the Hahnemann Medical College at Chicago. The scholarly author delivered them before classes of advanced Doctor Saxe recently completed a course there and had already
students at the Convent of Norte Dame and the Peabody Institute
of Baltimore. They are not critical nor exhaustive studies, but an excellent little practice at Englewood. We congratulate rather general and popular in their composition. We commend the him upon the recognition which has already come to him.
beantiful volume to all teachers as worthy of a place in the library.
Summer Sokol Essays. Vol. II. "The Spanish Inquisition,” by Rev. '93. One of our old time students, Superintendent J. W.
J F Nugent Savonarola," by Conde B. Pallen, Ph. D. "Joan
of Arc,” by J. W. Wilstach "Magna Charta," by Prof. J. G. Ew. Shively, is now principal of the Douglas schools.
ing. "Missionary Explorers of the Northwest,” by Judge L. W. '95.
50 Olive Collier is teaching at Lake City, Colorado. She
Kelly. Cloth. Akron, Ohio. D. H. McBride & Co
A Text Book of Plane Surveying. By William G. Raymond, C. E., Pro. writes that her sisters Emogene and Margaret are also there fessor in the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. New York, Chiand are enthusiastic over the climate and scenery.
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This book makes surveying "a simple subject," and the teacher '95. Jennie Graham spent three weeks in the Cook county using it will find little to explain. The illustrations are remarkably
realistic and the arrangement is perfect. It is worthy of the great summer school and then instructed in primary methods in the publishing house which sends it forth. Marshall county institute. She reports a reunion of fourteen The New Packard Commercial Arithmetic. By S. S Packard, President
of Packard's Business College, New York, author of the Bryant & Normalites during the association.
Stratton Bookkeeping series, and of Packard's New Manual of '96. Mary S. Beates has recently been appointed to a posi
Bookkeeping and Correspondence; and Byron Horton, A M,
Principal of the Mathematical Department of Packard's Business tion in the Great Nemaha Indian School at White Cloud, Kan. College. New York: S. S. Packard
This is a thoroughly practical text in which mathematical princisas. She has the primary and intermediate work and is much ples are applied to the affairs of life. No student can go through pleased with her surroundings.
this book and c me out a cipher. The arrangement is such that it
is teachable as well as comprehensive. '97. Josephine Goodman encloses one dollar for subscrip Robert E. Lee and the Southern Confederacy, 1807-1870. By Henry Alex. tion to the NORMAL MONTHLY for herself and for Professor H. ander White, M. A., Ph. D, D. D., Professor of History in the
Washington and Lee University. New York: G. P. Putnam's C. Coover, '93, principal of the Oberlin schools. She is much Sons
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This is a new volume, the XXII., in the "Heroes of the Nation"
series. Written from original sources and containing much fresh '98. H. C. Griswold teaches near Patonia, Brown county, material, replete with illustrations, maps, etc., the scholarly author His brother, E. G., '94, after a serious little siege of
has given to the world a history of rare merit and universal interest.
While written from the point of view of the South, the book is none rheumatism, decided to spend the year with his parents in Cal
he less valuable and desirable to a No thern reader, who will find
t truthful and remarkably free from bias. To the teachers of a ifornia.
Northern state that has buried the past and proved it by electing a '99. H. S. McFadden is teaching in the eighth grade,
Confederate officer to the United States Senate, we commend this
volume as one worthy of their perusal and a place in the school Fredonia city schools.
library, '99. Hugh Durham is located at Rambo for the year and he
A School History of the United States. By John Bach McMaster, Pro
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