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Kansas Society for Child-Study. The program of the State Teachers' Association had given one afternoon to the society. The meeting was held in the grade room of the high school building, on Thursday afternoon, December 30. The society was presided over by its president, Prof. A. S. Olin, of the University of Kansas. Many of the members were present and quite a large number of visitors came in to listen to the work, so that the attendance was agreeably much larger than anticipated by the officers. Although the place of meeting was in a fair-sized room, yet a number were turned away at the door for want of accommodation.

Doctor A. H. Heinemann, Haskell Institute, Lawrence, spoke

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The Relation of PsychoLOGY TO CHILD-STUDY. The subject of Child-Study being pursued by the method adopted in the pursuit of modern Natural Science, which is frequently pronounced the acme of all scientific pursuits, it is considered by many as an adequate substitute for Psychology. This is a mistake involving the possibility of serious danger to the knowledge of Psychology and to the services it should render in the treatment and education of the child. The foundation of Psychology is internal or subjective observation; that of Child-Study is exclusively objective observation. The data of this consist of expressions made by the child and observed by the student. There are facial expressions, crying, laughing, movements, sounds, and words. How are these expressions to be understood? How can they reveal the changes of the soul of the child? General theories applied to answer these questions are almost sure to lead to mistakes. He alone is able to understand childish actions, who has a clear insight into the nature and workings of the adult mind, that is, the experienced, thorough student of Psychology. The present task of Child-Study consists in the collection of data to be used, at a later date, by the psychologist in drawing conclusions regarding the working, that is, the development of the mind of the child. After this labor shall have supplied us with a clear knowledge of the stages of this development, that is, the mental growth of the child, we may be able to make a successful application of the data of Child-Study to the problems of education. So I think we ought by no means to neglect Psychology on account of the attention paid to Child-Study. Superintendent J. H. Glotfelter, Atchison, spoke on

PRACTICAL CHILD-STUDY FOR THE PRIMARY Teacher. The word "practical" will be taken to mean, of use to the school or to the teacher in her practice as a teacher. Dr. Van Liew has given a long list of questions that teachers might ask mothers, as to the age, health, disposition and experience of their children when they first bring them to school. It should be the teachers' first duty to find the child. It must be dreary for the child to find that his school teaches nothing he did not know before.

Child-Study should furnish us some conclusions pretty soon if it is worth anything. These conclusions should be seized upon and proven by the teacher with her own pupils. An experience book embodying such observations would make our experience of vastly greater value. We cannot do much original work in our own schoolrooms because the limits are too narrow. We must look to those who are in position to take a broader view for the conclusions that ought to grow from this work. Of course the study of defectives is practical for all teachers. There are doubtless many other things along the line of Child-Study that might be done with advantage. Professor A. H. Clark, State University, Lawrence, spoke on

ArtisTIC INTERPRETATION. Artistic Interpretation, may refer (1) to the use of pictures by

the teacher, who appeals to her pupils' intelligence through quick, simple drawings on the blackboard. (2) To the use of pictures by the pupils, who are allowed to express themselves in this manner in place of writing or speaking their thoughts. This form of “drawing” has only lately been developed, principally at Chicago, and is not drawing at all but picture-writing and is a valuable assistance in the various studies of the earliest grades. The very youngest children are most free and effective in this pictorial expression. The rude figures are symbols, and express a wonderful variety of changes on any given theme.

Any attempt to improve or correct these childish pictures, should recognize their purely symbolical character and only suggest changes or additions which may present a truer or more complete image to the mind, as for instance, the child's conventional figure for a boy usually omits knees and elbows, and is reckless as to the number of fingers; and the horse, cow or cat exhibits a woful lack of exact observation in regard to the disposition of their limbs; therefore, the simpler anatomical facts may be insisted on to advantage, but without departing from the primitive linear simplicity which is seen in the ancient hieroglyphics, or the practice of adorning the schoolroom walls with framed photographs from the great works of art, which constantly and silently interpret the beauties of nature and the thoughts of men. MR. C. C. Shutt, State University, Lawrence, spoke on

STATISTICAL STUDIES ON THE LINE OF A SYLLABUS. The old method of studying psychological questions was to postulate certain immutable laws of mind, and thus to account for all mental phenomena. But some one conceived the idea of starting at the other end of the line, and by observing the workings of the mind to discover the laws of its growth.

In order to make work of this kind valuable, the number of cases examined must be large. One child is typical of all chil dren, but to be safe in our conclusions we must examine a great many.

Investigations should be carried on in an impartial spirit. Every one engaged in syllabus work ought to try to avoid all efforts to make the results obtained correspond with ideas previously entertained. Let the facts speak for themselves.

The value of studies of this kind lies in the scientific accuracy of the conclusions drawn. They are based upon facts, and not upon opinions. Syllabus studies in this subject are in line, with scientific research in other fields.

Doctor Oscar Chrisman, State Normal School, Emporia, spoke on

CHILDRENS' Lies, It will be impossible to eradicate entirely lying because all people lie, hence the taint of heredity is placed upon the child. The teacher can help the child very much by placing the truth before him in such a way that he will select it in preference to falsity, and so may keep from having such as the following said: “School life is now so full of temptation to falsehood that an honest child is its rarest as well as its noblest work." Some tests of children have shown that obedience is valued more highly by them than truth, and that girls are more truthful than boys. The kinds of lies told by children were found by President Hall to be (1) Pseudophobia, where all deviations from painfully literal truth are alike heinous; (2) the lie heroic; (3) truth for friends and lies for enemies; (4) selfishness; (5) imagination and play; (6) pseudomania, a passionate love of showing off, and false pretense. Children lie because of an inherited tendency, from fear and other emotions, from the lack of right conception of the value of truth, from mental and physical disorders, and from the want of brain power to prepare correct concepts and to give them forth properly in language.

Dr. Heinemann also spoke on

DREN.

Race DIFFERENCES IN THÉ MENTAL AND MORAL LIFE OF CHIL- education without character-building tends to make rascals of

the children, the development of the conscience is the proper So far as I know, nothing has been said or written on this end of all education. subject. All I can do, therefore, is to recall a few observations The secretary stated that he had had some correspondence I have had the opportunity to make during my sojourn among with the officers of the North American Conference of Child different nations. The fundamental capabilities and workings Study, but nothing definite in reference to plans could be given of the mind are, I think, the same in man and animal. There at present. He hope to be able to give a full report upon the is the same sensuous perception; observation differs in its degree matter at the annual meeting in May. of perfection only; classification, that is, the formation of con- The president promised for the executive committee a well cepts and of thought, is limited in the animal because of its arranged program for the May meeting. This program is to imperfect speech, for the clearness of conception and thought consist of reports, discussions, etc., of original work done by depends upon the clearness of expression, that is, upon lan- members of the society. guage. That animal which is nearest to man, the monkey, has The society adjourned to meet at Emporia in May, 1898. a language which has been made the subject of study by scien

A. S. OLIN, President. tists: it follows that the monkey's power of conception and OSCAR CHRISMAN, Secretary-Treasurer. thought approaches much nearer to that of man than any other animal's power of intellect. The differences in the mental

Wedding Bells. development of races and nations can, I think, be measured in a similar way by their languages; the practical expressiveness

Cards are out announcing the marriage of A. B. Heacock, and ease of construction of the English language show the

'97, and Miss Cora Timmons on Monday, December 27. They

will make their home at Harper, Kansas. comprehensive grasp of intellect of the English race; the logical construction and courteous ease of expression in French

'93. We are in receipt of the announcement of the marshow the nation of logicians and courtiers; the involved con- riage of Grace Morris and Mr. Orville E. Boyle at Valley struction and transcendental clearness of expression of German Center, Kansas, on the evening of January 1, 1898. They are shows the nation of philosophers and musicians, etc. All sim- at home at 1150 N. Wichita Street, Wichita, Kansas. The ilar differences are due to development or training through nat editor takes particular pleasure in the above announcement ural conditions acting upon the same original mental nature.

because the father of the groom and he were schoolmates The same causes account for differences in the natural talents together forty years ago in the little brick schoolhouse at of races and nations: Savage races living so as to be altogether

Clear Creek, Illinois. Blessings on the new home! influenced by nature unadulterated by artificial improvements invented by man, are born artisans but seldom artists. Of this

Belles-Lettres Society. sort are the talents of the American Indian, who draws and

McKinley prosperity has struck the Belles-Lettres Society. paints and whittles and sings well, and easily acquires a beauti

A large number of members are being added at each meeting ful handwriting. The British, standing at the other extreme of

and the hall is usually filled to overflowing. A great interest the scale and being surrounded by all the known artificial com

is being manifested in making the society a success socially as forts of life, are poor artisans but masters in the art of thought,

well as intellectually. At the last meeting the young men of that is, in poetry and literature.

the society gave an excellent program, which was appreciated Morals being a result of social intercourse, that is, of train

by the young ladies of the society. Professor Stevenson ably ing, can be reduced to a similar standard. They depend upon assisted the young men by one of his famous recitations, the natural conditions of the habitat of the people and the his. which called forth no little applause. Another interesting torical evolution of their present social conditions. The French

feature of the program was the swinging of Indian clubs by do not owe their state institutions to a uniformity of country, Mr. Jones. which does not exist, but to the centripetal force of one point, The society has elected Messrs. Stroup and Brown to repreParis, and the crafty policy of the rulers of that point: so they

sent it in the March contest in debate. The subject for dishave become courtiers and actors. The British have made their

cussion is: “Resolved, That the interests of the public service state and constitution in popular struggles and by compromise; demand that the United States establish a National University so social obligation or duty is the ruling idea of their morals, at Washington." etc. My experience with the youth of these countries first

The committee on dramatic art has chosen the play Virmade me acquainted with the above peculiar moral traits of ginius, and the society will be represented by Miss Hall, them, which I afterward tried to explain by the above reasoning. Messrs. St. Clair, Dickerson, Wood, and McConkey. President Taylor, State Normal School, Emporia, spoke on The contest in oration is over. The society is proud of its The CONSCIENCE OF CHILDHOOD.

orators-Mr. St. Clair and Miss Kelson. Every Belles-Lettres The child has no conscience. It has more or less vague per

is happy and the smile on each face seems to say: ceptions of right from time to time but it must learn to dis

“St. Clair, St. Clair, he's the boy!

We'll send him now to Illinois !" criminate between right and wrong through experience and education. The child's environment, inherited disposition, and education conspire to give it whatever moral ideas it EDUCATIVE instruction must be construction. What will may possess. In the treatment of children it is wrong to meas- determine such construction into character? The educator ure them by the same standard that adults are measured. As assumes that he can determine that construction. Psychic they grow into knowledge of themselves and their relations to laws act as surely in his pupil's soul as physical laws in his their fellows, their moral ideas clarify and their consciences pupil's body. The psychic scientist frames from the answers result. The child at first must depend upon its parents and its of nature the art of education. The powers are given. They associates for its notions of right and wrong. It obeys them are necessarily true to their own nature. The psychic scienbecause its love and confidence makes it regard them as tist puts them in such relations as will result in moral elevation; authorities. It gradually transforms its obedience from them that, at least, he considers the master problem in the whole of to principles which sooner or later take form in its mind. As education.-Eckof.

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THE GRASSHOPPERS' CROQUET. Four little grasshoppers, one fine day, Hopped on the lawn to play croquet, “We can't use mallets and balls," one said, "But we'll play a game of our own instead; We'll hop through the wickets ourselves and see Whether I beat you or you beat me." So hippity-hop they went around Through all the wickets upon the ground, Till the one who was leading made a jump And hit the home stake-bumpity.bump! Then out came Johnny and Bess to play; And the four little grasshoppers hopped away.

Malcolm Douglas, in St. Nicholas.

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lecturers, thinkers. Manual of Expression. By Sue D. Hoaglin, Professor of Oratory,

Kansas State Normal School. Emporia, Kansas: The Author 25

Students of the State Normal School who know of Professor Hoaglin's work in the class-room will hail this volume with delight. It the cream of a course in expression that ha fu nished to Kansas many good teachers of reading, the best of the orators from the schools, and made the debate, oration, declamation, and dra. matic art contests of the State Normal of Kansas renowned throughout this and adjacent states. While Professor Hoaglin's work is based upon that of Dr. C. W. Emerson, of Boston, yet she possesses too strong an individuality, and has had too long an experience as teacher, county superintendent, institute instructor, and head of department in a great institution, not to have developed many elements of strength peculiar to her own teaching. We

recommend this Manual of Expression to the teachers of Kansas. An Oregon Boyhood. By Rev. Louis Albert Banks, author of "Common

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1 25 Dr. Banks takes his readers into an entirely new field in An Oregon Boyhood, in which he gives the present generation a description of the scenes and adventures of boyhood and youth in that far Western country. The youth of the present day who knows that the journey to Oregon is only a six days' ride in a palace car can hardly realize that the author's father crossed the country in 1052 in a "prairie schooner” drawn by oxen, and consumed six months in the journey from Arkansas to the banks of the Williamette, where he settled. The descriptions of the occupations of a. growing boy in a new country are fresh and vivid. Commencing with early life in a log cabin, the author "grows up with the country."

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1880). Edited by Gen. James Grant Wil.
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The American people have learned to re-
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silent he may have been in public life, was
singularly gifted with the art of saying im.
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Memoirs have become classic, even aside
from the pathetic circumstances in which
they were written, and any further writing
that has come to the public has only added
to his reputation as the wielder of a clear,
crystalline style, weighted with the wisdom
of a thinker. For many years he kept up an
intimate correspondence with the Hon.
Elihu B. Wasburne, formerly secretary of
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France. The present volume contains a
number of these letters written by General
Grant to his friend. They are certainly of
great historical value, and reveal in a very
interesting, way some of the strongest and
most admirable traits of General Grant's
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2 00 Teachers should read and study this most valuable book. The following are the subjects of the sixteen chapters: The Significance of Words, The Morality in Words, Grand Words, Small Words, Words With out Meaning, Some Abuse of Words, Saxon Words or Romanic? The Secret of Apt Words, Ononatopes, The Fallacies Words, Names of Men, Nicknames, Curiosi. ties of Language, Common Improprieties of Speech. Dr. Mathews' books interest,

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Success is for You. By Dorothy Quigley, au.

thor of '"Everybody's Fairy-Godmother."
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1 00 A most excellent book for young people, directing their thought toward higher ideals in living. From the twenty-one chapters we call attention to the following, which give a good conception of the character of the whole: The Upbuilding Process, Suc. cess in Cheerfulness and Concentration, The Gain from Studying Your Fellowmen, Noble Self-Assertion, Whom and What to Avoid, She Made Drudgery, an Art, The Moths in the Furs, The World Needs You. English Lands, Letters and Kings. The Later

Georges to Victoria. By Donald G. Mitch-
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Charles Scribner's Sons

1 50
This volume—the fourth in its series of
"English Lands and Letters"—is written in
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literary, nor philosophical, but all of these
combined in seven chapters of literary
celebrities, their deeds, their writings, asso.
ciations, etc., etc., in the period of time
from Southey and Wordsworth to the pres-
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Celt to Tudor, From Elizabeth to Anne,

and Queen Anne and the Georges." Stories and Sketches for the Young. By Har. riet Beecher Stowe.

383 pages.

Boston:
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Beautifully bound in green and gold, with
a frontispiece of Mrs. Stowe and her daugh.

ters, and filled with stories written for the
children, this beautiful volume is truly a
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spirit of truth, and human sympathy, and
will inspire, interest, and instruct. Send for
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the school library.
Being a Boy. By Charles Dudley Warner,
With 3l illustrations from photographs by
Clifton Johnson. Boston: Houghton, Miffin
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This volume was first published over twenty years ago. The rural life described is that of New England between 1830 and 1860. The boy-life of the time is faithfully depicted without exaggeration and with much minuteness. The many illustrations are superb. Every chapter in the nineteen in the book is full of matter that interests all. Here are a few of the chapter names: The Boy as a Farmer," "The Boy's Sun. day," "The Season of Pumpkin Pie," "The Sugar Camp," "The Heart of New England," "Country Scenes.” No more interesting book could be found for the school library or for a present for a young man.

Send for it.
The Coming People. By the Rev. Charles

Fletcher Dole. New York: Thomas Y.
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1 00 This little book of inspiring optimism is an attempt to show the actual results that are working out in the stress of modern life. It is proved by facts that the ideal and the practical so far from being antagonistic are properly one. The new philosophy, repre. senting the latest development of Christian. ity, is applied toward the solution of the great problems of society. The trend of the movement is made to appear whereby the material means, the moral influence and the political power of the world are surely com. ing into the hands of the just and friendly. The question of social revolution is considered and the higher, the more effective and peaceable method of needful progress is sug. gested. All this is found to be involved with a finely rational and religious faith. Written in a broad and sympathetic spirit, in a sim. ple and convincing style, this book is calcuiated to have a wide and beneficient influ.

ence on the thought of the day. A Good Start. By B F. Meyer, M. A. 134 pp. New York. Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.. 75

Mr. Meyer needs no introduction to the American public. His name is a household word. He has gathered into a little volume a series of a dozen short papers on practical topics—"Exaggeration," "On Falling in Love," "On Doing a Good Day's Work," “Savorless Salt," "Sunday, and How to Keep it," "Amusements, and the like. These essays give the key and explanation of Mr. Meyer's popularity as a preacher; they are full of sound common sense, they are simple and genuine, they are instructive and interesting. They are the outflow of a heart bent on doing good in the world. No one can read them without feeling better for it. Especially are they adapted to wield a

beneficent influence over the young.
In a Sod House. By Elihu Bowles. A volume

of poems. 60 pages, paper. Emporia, Kan-
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The Author

25 We desire to commend this volume to the teachers and pupils in the schools of Kansas because the poems are interesting, well writ. ten and faithfully portray the western life, and are suitable for declamations and home reading. There are some thirty poems each complete in itself yet taken in their relations making nineteen chapters in the life of a Kansas boy. The conception is admirable and the execution excellent, and we predict for the book a large sale, which it certainly richly deserves. The Story of Ab A Tale of the Time of Cave Men. By Stanley Waterloo.

Chicago: Way & Williams,
Indians and Pioneers. By Blanche E. Hazard

Edited by Samuel E. Dutton. New York:
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80 Harold, the last of the Saxon Kings. By Lord

Lytton. New York: Longmans Green &
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......1 50 In the Days of the Pioneers. By Edward S.

Ellis. No. 3 of Boone and Kenton Series.
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Coates & Co.
Life on High Lenels: Familiar Talks on the
Conduct of Life. By Margaret E. Sangster.
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Four True Storios of Life and Adventure. By

Jessie R. Smith. New York: William
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A Story of National Affairs for the Youth of
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The World and Its People. Australia and the

Islands of the Sea. By Eva M. C. Kellogg:
Edited by Larkin Dunton, LL. D., Head
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This is volume twelve of the Young Folks Library for school and home, and is an ideal book for use as a supplementary reader. The arrangement is systematic, the matter most interesting and valuable, and the con. struction and illustrations most adın irable. The forty-four chapters are descriptive of Australia and all the islands of the sea worth mentioning, and introduce much of geography, history, biography and natural science, and will lead to an appreciation of good literature. The one hundred forty. eight illustrations are equal to any we have

ever seen in geographies or histories. Stories from English · History. By Albert F. Blaisdell, 192 pages.

Boston, Chicago: Ginn & Co

The book covers the history of England from the most ancient to modern times in forty.one charming stories written for the school and home. The illustrations are beau

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James Grant Wilson, With portraits, illus. trations, and maps. 12mo. Cloth. 387 pp. Chicago and New York: D. Appleton & Co.

1 50 The author's acquaintance with General Grant began at Cairo, Illinois, in 1861 and continued for uearly a quarter of a century. In addition to this, the author has had the advantage of consulting a war diary contain: ing many interesting conversations and inci. dents of his service under General Grant in the Vicksburg campaign and elsewhere. The volume is in every respect worthy of a place in the Great Commander Series, which is especially well suited for the school libra.

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Getting On in the World or Hints on Success

in Life. By William Mathews, LL. D::
author of “Words: Their Use and Abuse,'
"Hours With Men and Books," etc., etc.
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375 pages, Chicago: Scott, Foresman & Co.... ..1 50

No better book for the young man has been published. Its phenomenal sale is due to its worth. There are twenty-one chapters on such valuable subjects as “Decision," "Manner,"'“Choice of a Profession,” “Phys. ical Culture,” “Self-Reliance," "Attention to Details," "Money-Its Use and Abuse,' "True and False Success," etc., etc. Not a dry chapter can be found. Any boy would read it with eagerness after having made a

start. Old Lamps for New Ones, and Other Sketches

and Essays, Hitherto Uacollected. By Charles Dickens. Edited by Frederick G. Kitton. Handsome Library edition: 350 pages:, Long Primer Type. 156 Fifth Ave., New York: New Amsterdam Book Co. Cloth

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