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FROM. OLD FRIENDS.

Though the world does not seem to move as swiftly here as (Continued from page 69.)

in the more bustling west, yet we have found a wide and needy

field opening to us on every hand, so that each day has brought ceeds mere animal activity, and the little one accompanies his its full measure of duty for us to perform. unknown jargon with graceful and charming pantomime intel- We are very pleasantly located here in the midst of a populaligible to all. Thus, early does the child use the universal lan

tion of about 250,000 people comprising the three Falls cities, guage-gesture.

Louisville (200,000), New Albany, (30,000), Jeffersonville, The art of gesture, like sculpture, architecture, painting, (20,000), each including its suburban villages and towns. poetry, and oratory, had its rise in grace.

These are all connected by ferry, electric and steam cars, makWe first find it way back in the days of the Comus of the ing them very accessible to reach in a half hour's ride. Greeks, a wild, wandering dance accompanied by violent ges- We did not expect, when we left Emporia, to find a quiet, ticulation.

picturesque town, the air free from the taint of coal dust, and Gradually declamation and dialogue were introduced, and the the winter days full of sunshine, so we have not been disapGreek drama was evolved. By that time, gesture had grown pointed in these respects. Indeed, for the last month, it has statuesque. Studied posture and symmetry of lines had suc- been raining a good part of the time. The Ohio river is well ceeded the violent gesticulation of the Comus. *

up to high water mark, and though not out of her banks, she With the decline in art, gesture as an art fell into disuse.

is over a mile wide at this point. The eloquent body no longer spoke.

The busy days have crowded so closely one upon another that With the growth of asceticism, the body was despised. To

we have had little time to draw comparisons between our presmortify the body, to torture it was deemed a virtue, men for

ent external surroundings, and those of our former home, overgetting that truth which Browning sang:

looking the quiet, beautiful valley of the Neosho. But since “The soul helps flesh more, now, than flesh helps soul.”

real happiness ever springs from within, rather than from withSoul and body! Both God given. Both meant to say to the

out, we can still claim joy and gladness as our abiding guests. world some message of great good.

To say, however, that we miss the dear Kansas friends and the Gestures should express the individual and be his own.

Bet

old, familiar surroundings is putting it very mildly. ter awkward, ungainly gesture that is expressive of thought and

Jeffersonville has many events of interest clustering around individuality, than pretty copies of gestures not one's own, and

her history. During the time of the Revolution, when the that convey no thought.

English established posts at Kaskaskia and had captured Post There is an æsthetic side of man's nature not satisfied with

Vincennes from the French, who were at that time friendly to strength alone. Love of beauty is inherent. Curves and

the colonists, Virginia sent General George Rodgers Clark to rhythm have a fascination for the human mind. To him who is

reclaim this portion of the country for Virginia. He made his fortunate enough to live much out of doors, nature teaches

headquarters at the Ohio Falls, the most accessible place at much. She speaks to him of God from the vast dome, “so blue

which to cross the great river. It is well known that through and so far" above him. She stirs his heart by the mighty mov

this brave leader all that portion of country known as the ing of the sea. She leads his thoughts again up to God as she

North West Territory was gained for the colonies. spreads out before him the lofty outlines of distant mountains.

Jeffersonville is quite a manufacturing town.

Chief among She fills his mind with magnanimity of thought as she bids

the plants are the Ohio Falls car works, the cement mills, him look at the far stretch of rolling prairie. She fills him

the government depot, and the shipyards, said to represent with a love of the motion of the cloud as it sweeps in majestic

the largest inland ship industry in the country. They are now curves through the heavens. She bids him look closer, and

putting up boats to be taken to the Yukon river to carry trade behold the swaying of branches of trees, and the swaying of

to the Klondike. fragile grain. Nature is never found in ungrace, but is a never

Onr school work here is very pleasant, many things combinfailing object lesson from God, of the power and beauty of

ing to make it so, among which I should mention the hearty rhythmic movement.

cooperation given by the school board, the teachers,and patrons. The poets, more than all others, perhaps, appreciate this

The generous welcome back to work after twelve years' absence influence. In Wordsworth's poem on “Lucy,” he outlines an

was a pleasant surprise. ideal gesture training.

We are now rejoicing over the fact that we are to have, for Undoubtedly the subtlest grace comes from the thought

next year, a new high school building, fitted up with laboratowithin.

ries, apparatus, and other modern conveniences. That gesture may be eloquent, everyone must concede who

Besides the work in the public schools I am superintending has seen the work of an artist. The nobility and strength of

the educational work in the Indiana Reformatory located here. imagination in Charlotte Cushman's gesture, the elegance and

During the last legislature the government of the penitenintellectuality of Edwin Booth's, the statuesque beauty of Mary

tiaries of this state was revised. Contract labor is now unlawAnderson's, the charming grace and simplicity of Ellen Terry's

ful. It is the purpose to put the work on the basis of reform -all these have made great literature live and move before

schools. There are now three institutions in this state. The men's eyes. It is such interpretation as theirs that stimulates

Boys' Reform School at Plainfield, in which may be found about earnest and continued study of world literature.

six hundred boys under seventeen years of age. The Reforma

tory located here takes them between the ages of sixteen and JEFFERSONVILLE, INDIANA, January 20, 1898. and thirty, and Michigan City receives those over thirty years Dear Friends of the Monthiy:

of age. The total number in these institutions is about 2,300. A few days ago President Taylor asked me to write some

While the school system of Indiana is second to none, the thing for the Monthly, so I gladly avail myself of this oppor

schools have failed to reach many of her citizens. It is said on tunity to speak a personal word to the many friends, to each of good authority, that there are 23,000 voters in this state who whom it would be a pleasure to write personally, but many

can neither read nor write. To correct this condition, the duties have hindered.

state, last winter, enacted an educational law making it com

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pulsory for every child between eight and fourteen years of age composed the entertainment for the evening. At recess, old to attend school twelve consecutive weeks in the year. It is enemies and enemies that are to be, enjoyed making new expected that in the next legislature the age of exemption will acquaintances and strengthening old friendships. The latter be raised to sixteen years. With the compulsory educational part of the program was devoted to speech making. Messrs. law, and the right kind of moral training in our public schools, Gillette, Kline, Anderson, Dean, Farwell, and Boyer, of the the numbers in our reform schools, and the number of illiter. Lyceum, spoke of the friendship existing between the two ate voters should, in a few years, be materially reduced.

societies, the advantages of meeting together, and of the It is my conviction, that in general, teachers do not plant coming contest. The Lyceum seems to have caught a little firmly enough in the hearts of their children the seed thoughts of the spirit that is so signally Literati. The good-humored of honesty, kindness, industry, and other characteristics which speakers assured their hearers that the Lyceum would be prego to make up the true citizen. In a recent convention of pared and offer a warm reception. Mr. McKinley responded reformatory men, General Brinkerhoff, of Ohio, one of the for the Literati. He spoke the Literati sentiment when he veterans in reform work, said: “During the generation now

said the Literati would also be prepared. closing, through false views of science, material life has been It was all in all a jolly, rollicking crowd. The Literati exaggerated and the spiritual discredited, to a greater or less would be delighted to entertain its friends again. extent, to the serious injury of society as a whole.

We must utilize religion as the most potent factor in the regenera

Philomathian Society. tion of men. Every teacher in our public schools, Judging from the sunshiny days and sunshiny faces since every prison officer, and especially every editor of a newspaper, holiday time, it seems the new year of 1898 is surely to be a ought to be profoundly religious, for it is only by the educa

year of sunshine. We have learned that life's best work is to tion of our people in the eternal verities of God and the future,

gather up the sunbeams, and now we have been advised by the that society at its best can be developed and saved.

Let

Hawkeye funny man” to make them into a medicine. One us have a text-book that all creeds approve, from Zoroaster to peep into the beautiful hall of the Philomathians suggests that Christ, and from Christ to Herbert Spencer, for they all teach is a special dispensary; for there is the good medicine-a hearty the responsibility of men to an Infinite Creator, and the possi- compound of honest efforts, kindly feelings, social interest, bility through right living here, of a life eternal.

Let

appreciation, hope, and enthusiasm, and the picture “after this text-book have the first place in the school curriculum from taking” is a pleasing one indeed. the kindergarten to the highest university. This is the only We regret the departure of Mr. S. A. Bardwell but welcome light that can dispel the darkness that lies along the horizon of a half score of new people. the future of this country.

The retiring president, Miss Brobst, has performed her I am more and more convinced that General Brinkerhoff is duties with dignity, and the secretary, Mr. Rhinehart, has right in his position, and believe that it is the first duty of written the records in such fanciful style that he is always in

fear of an encore. every teacher to develop in his pupils those characteristics that make good citizens. No teacher should fail to recognize the

Messrs. Thoroman and Dunbar are busy preparing to deny, source of power for this much needed work, and having recog.

on March 6, that the interests of the public service demand the nized it, he should not fail to lay hold of that power and util

establishment of a national university at Washington. ize it for righteousness. The people o: this Christian country

The dramatic art caste is composed of Misses Jones, Joseph have left God and Christ out of their thoughts-hence the

and Turney and Messrs. Jones and Rhinehart. They will play

cuttings from the play of Mary Stuart. reign of evil in our high places.

January 14 being a stormy evening and few being out, the Teachers and educators of all classes should come to the res

Philomathians invited the Belles-Lettres to join with them, cue and give America the place among the nations God has

and on the 21st the Belles-Lettres returned the compliment. intended her to fill—that of a light-house, whose beams shall

These were very pleasant meetings. dispel the darkness of ignorance and superstition, and hasten the time when the whole earth shall be filled with the knowl

Lyceum Society. edge of God and his benignant reign. Mrs. Kelly joins me in kind remembrances to all our Kansas

Twenty-four years ago there was born in the State Normal friends. Very sincerely,

School a literary society. The infant was duly christened the D. S. KELLY. Lyceum, a charter being granted it by the state. Like other

corporations, its life is perpetual. Other societies have arisen, Literati Society.

flourished, and are decaying, but the Lyceum's "Higher SelfIt is just a little cruel for the Monthly to deal so humor- hood” is carrying it to heights not dreamed of in the ously with the Literati as it did in its last issue, when the only society's philosophy. On the fifteenth ult. a birthday party was pretense is that the Literati won third place in the oration given by the youth of twenty-four summers. After a vocal contest. Everyone is conjecturing that there is mirthful solo by C. W. Kline, a vocal duet by Misses Thomas and humor buried in the illustration, but so deep that no one will Jones, an instrumental duet by Misses Clark and Westfall, a likely unearth it for a year. The eight Literati whom the piano solo by Miss O'Neill, and recitations by Mr. Randolph, MONTHLY shelved have been restored to the fold and look refreshments were served in the room adjoining the hall. none the worse for their ostracism. On the other hand, they The oratorical contest is past and the Lyceum rejoices over are vociferous in heralding their discovery, for while prome- second place. Had it not been for "the dogs of Egypt baying nading on their elevated abode they espied the December at the pyramids," it might have been otherwise. But "it MONTHLY, its edges nicely clipped, fitted closely to the shelf. might have been worse," and the society is proud of the

On the evening of the 14th, rain preventing a large attend- showing made by her representative, Mr. Gillette. The ance, the Lyceum accepted an invitation to spend the evening Lyceum Pullman will be found next to the baggage car on the in Literati company. The two presidents occupied the regal special train that will carry the winner of the next inter-state chairs and acted as one. Choice numbers from each program oratorical contest to Illinois.

BOOK NOTICES AND REVIEWS.

A LESSON IN GEOGRAPHY. "How far is it around the world?"

In girlish innocence asked she. "Ah! I will measure it," he said,

"If you'll permit me, love, to see.” Then when his strong right arm he'd placed

Around her waist so small and trim, He found it wasn't very far

For she was all the world to him.

"On

PERSONALS. Etta I. Avard is teaching in the primary department of the Hanover schools this year.

Amelia Bittman was married on December 3 to W. C. Wheeler. Their address is now Chapman, Kansas.

William Arndt, of the sub-normal class, died at the home of his father in this city, on the morning of January 17. He had not been very strong since an attack of the measles last spring, and a complication of diseases baffled the skill of the physicians. He was a studious young man, popular with his classinates and teachers, and the family have the sincere sympathy of us all. Professor Hill conducted the services, and as the sad company passed the Normal building, the bell slowly tolled the years of his life, in token of the respect in which he was held by his classmates and teachers.

'88. Nellie Mack has accepted a position in the Clyde city schools.

'90. J. M. Colburn has been appointed to the principalship of the Stafford city schools.

'94. Miss May McGill writes from Orange, California, that the superintendent of Orange county grants her a certificate on her State Normal diploma. She says there are eight or ten Normal girls teaching in that part of the State.

'95. S. A. Bardwell, having spent the time preceding the holidays in advanced work here has accepted the principalship of the Randolph, Kansas, schools for the rest of the year.

'96. W. S. Pate reports that he will teach in the Jewell county institute in June. He is having pleasant work at Walnut.

Myrtie Taylor in sending her subscription to the MONTHLY says: “I could not do without it. It is like a letter from an old friend and full of good things."

'97. Miss Oma Brown resigns her position in the Clyde schools to accept an appointment in the Emporia city schools.

'98. 0. S. Davis has accepted the principalship of the Ness City schools.

'98. Hattie Plackett has accepted a position in a school near Lansing, Kansas.

'98. Mr. J. A. Dunbar has accepted the principalship of the Olivet schools. He will return in the spring in time to graduate with his class.

Everybody's Business. By Agnes Giberne. 40 half-tone pictures; 311 pp.; 12mo.

10 East 23rd Street, New York: American Íract Society

1 50 We have enjoyed reading this useful, wholesome story. There is a dearth of its kind. It is an ideal book for girls in the "teens." Teachers wanting a suitable present for a girl will make no mistake

in sending for it. Patrins. To Which is Added an Inquirendo into the Wit and Other

Good Parts of His Late Majesty, King Charles the Second. Writ. ten by Louise Imogen Guiney. Boston: Copeland & Day... 1 25

Odá, unique, original, interesting, literary, express our opinion of these charming essays, now gathered for the first time into one vol. ume. The fact that they have been published in such periodicals as The Atlantic Monthly, The Independent, The Catholic World, and The Chap-Book, is sufficient guarantee of their worth. From the twenty essays we especially enjoyed the following: "On the Rabid versus the Harmless Scholar, "On the Ethics of Descent," "The Puppy; A Portrait." "Reminiscences of a Fine Gentleman,”

Teaching One's Grandınother How to Suck Eggs."
Little Lessons in Plant Life. For little children. By Mrs. H. H. Rich-

ardson, Teacher in Springfield School, Richmond, Virginia,
Richmond: B. F. Johnson Pu ishing Co.....

40 The object of teaching plants in the lower grades, is not only to give some knowledge of botany, but train the power of observation, to stimulate thoughts and to exercise children in a fluent and correct use of language." The author has certainly realized the above in this little volume, which is filled with beautiful illustrations, memory gems, slant script for copying, etc., etc. We have seen nothing

better in this line. American Lands and Letters. The Mayflower to Rip-Van-Winkle. By Donald G. Mitchell. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons

2 50 Donald G. Mitchell is a name known to book-lovers as the author of “Reveries of a Bachelor," "Dream Life" and other piquant and entertaining books. His style is original and most refreshing. This book is a delightful chit-chat about authors, their writings, homes, etc., etc. While the author has excluded all authors born in this century, he has resurrected many whose name and fame have been forgotten, among whom may be mentioned Wigglesworth, rton of Merry Mount, Richard Dana, Ezra Stiles, Peter Rugg, and others. The more familiar names of Edwards, Irving, Prescott, Franklin, Bryant, Cooper, Audubon, and Dwight, receive their share of attention. The illustrations are rare and abundant-so abundant that the catalogue of the illustrations fills nearly eight pages. Teachers who have some literary taste will enjoy the treat Mr.

Mitchell has provided for them.
The Investment of Influence. A Study of Social Sympathy and Service.

By Newell"Dwight Hillis, author of "A Man's Value to Society."
"foretokens of Immortality." New York and Chicago: Fleming
H. Revell Co.

1 25 Dr. Hillis writes books that people read. Before finishing the reading of “The Investment of Influence" we incidentally heard of two persons who were perusing it with as much pleasure as we were, and we have no doubt that wherever the young orator has charmed with the spell of his personality, that there will be found this new book, Reader, send for it. Your library is not complete without it. Read the chapters on “Influence and the Atmosphere Man Carries," “The Thunder of Silent Fidelity: A Study of the Influence of Little Things," and "Hope's Harvest and Far-off Interest of Tears," and you will send for several of the books for your dearest friends. We

commend the book as one of the most valuable we have ever read. The Complete Postical Works of Joaquin Miller,

330 pages.

San Francisco: The Whitaker & Ray Co.

2 50 The Federal Courts. Their Organization, Jurisdiction and Pro.

cedure. Lectures before the Richmond Law School, Richmond College, Virginia. By Charles H. Simonton, U. S. Circuit Judge. Richmond, Virginia: B. F. Johnson Publishing Company... 1 50

It gives the law covering the practice in the Federal Courts in a brief but forceful manner, and is considered by competent judges as being the ablest and most satisfactory book of the kind ever published. It will be found useful in the class room as well as the law

office. The Heart of a Boy (Cuore). By Edmondo de Amicis. Illustrated by Professor G. Mantellini, Chicago: Laird & Lee

75 "Cuore'' is a classic in the literature of education. It is a teacher of teachers, not for Italy alone, but for all the world. Praise can not be overdone on this book. It will inspire pupils, teachers, and parents, and its interesting observations and ennobling thoughts will be perpetual influences toward a faultless and helpful life. It is a book that holds the reader spell-bound, and he feels that he inust have a number of copies for his friends. There have been one hundred sixty-six editions of this book published in Italian, and now that it is published in this country by an enterprising firm, it

will no doubt have a very large sale.
The Science of Discourse. A Rhetoric for High Schools and Colleges.

By Arnold Tompkins, Professor of Pedagogy in the University of
Illinois, author of Philosophy of Teaching," etc., etc. 354 pages.
Boston and Chicago: Ginn & Co.

1 00 As a supplementary text for the teacher of rhetoric in the high school, or for advanced classes in colleges and normal schools, this text can be ranked among the best of its kind. One could not expect anything to come from the pen of the eminent author which would not be scientific, logical, and original, and in this case there is no

disappointment. The University Tutorial Series. Euclid: Books I-IV. By Rupert Dea

kin, M. A., Headmaster of King Edwards Grammar School, Stourbridge. The Tutorial Trigonometry: By Wm. Briggs, F. C. S., F. R. A. S. London: W. B. Clive; New York: Hinds and Noble.

Both books possess the clearness and comprehensiveness that is characteristic of all English school books. Teachers of these sub. jects in high schools or colleges need the books for their tables.

'96.

The Santa Fe route is doing wonders these days in the way of putting on special and handsomely equipped trains for the accommodation of its passengers. Whether you wish to go east or west, or north or south, you would do well to ask the Santa Fe agent for a folder, and special information concern ing your proposed trip.

Wallace--"What is the

reason Johnny isn't wearing his "Little Defender' badge any more?"

Mrs. Wallace—"He doesn't seem to be so fond of ministering to dumb animals since he put a poor little half-frozen bee into his pocket to get it warm.”

Getting on in the World, or Hints on Success in

Life. By William Mathews, LL, D., author of "Words: Their Use and Abuse"; "Oratory and Orators"; "Hours with Men and Books"; etc., etc. Cloth. Chicago: Scott, Foresman & Co

2 00 Dr. Mathews' books have had a quarter century of popularity. "Getting on in the

Vorld," is now in its sixty-third thousand, and seems to be growing in popularity. It is an eminently helpful book, scholastic, yet practical, and not above or beyond the interest of the general public. It is a good book to do missionary work with. It will do more good in the hands of a young man or youth than the blare of many tiumpets or the bab. ble of many tongues. Give it to the boys and it will speak as a "still small voice." The publishers offer good inducements to agents. Words: Their Use and Abuse. By William

Mathews, LL. D., author of "Getting on in the World," "Oratory and Orators," etc. etc. 'Twenty-third thousand, Cloth, 494 pages. Chicago: Scott, Foresman & Co.

2 00 Many of our readers will recognize this as an old and standard work, First published in 1873, it has had a phenomenal sale. The present edition is a revision of the original, and also contains two new chapters, besides many pages of new matter in other chapters. The sixteen chapters are on the following subjects: The Significance of Words. The Morality in Words. Grand Words. Small Words. Words Without Meaning. Some Abuses of Words. Saxon Words, or Ro. mantic? The Secret of Apt Words. Onomatopes. The Fallacies of words. Names of Men. Nicknames. Curiosities of Lan. guage. Common Improprieties of Speech.

"I have known a spirit calmer

Than the calmest lake, and clear
As the heavens that gazed upon it,

With no wave ot hope or fear;
But a storm had swept across it,

And its deepest depths were stirred,
Never, never more to slumber,

Only by a word.”
Dr. Mathews is recognized as a great schol.
ar. His erudition displays itself by its activ-
ity rather than passivity. His books fill the
shelves of libraries for a purpose other than
to fill up space. Students will read either of
the three books above named with very great
profit, and the result of a perusal of "Words:
Their Use and Abuse," cannot fail to largely
increase one's vocabulary, and direct atten-
tion to and awaken an abiding interest in
language and expression. It should be in

every school library in the state. Athenaeum Press Series. Poems by William

Wordsworth. A selection edited by Edward Dowden, professor of English Literature in the University of Dublin. Boston and Chi. cago: Ginn & Co.

1 40 T'he Athenaeum Press Series is intended to furnish a library of the best English Literature from Chaucer to the present time in a form adapted to the needs of both the stu. dent and the general reader. The works selected are carefully edited with biographical and critical introductions, full explanatory notes, etc. This volume gives Wordsworth's best poems and in a text that received his ap. proval. Teachers of literature will surely welcome the series. The Way to Keep Young By Dorothy Quigley. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co.

75 "She had no date, in her face

Love erased all marks of Time." Dorothy Quigley is known to many of our readers as a writer for standard periodicals Her advice is always the best. Fourteen chapters in "The Way to Keep Young" make the way clear and certain. There are chapters on "To Grow Old Like a Tree," "Study", "Control Your Thoughts", "The Story of the Scholar," "Love", "The Charm of Her Voice," "Foods that Keep Persons Young", etc., etc. We hope many of our readers will send for Miss Quigley's books

for the school library, presents, etc.
The Elements of Natural Philosophy. For the

Use of Schools and Academies. Edwin J.
Houston, A. M., Ph. D., Revised Edition.
Philadelphia: Eldredge & Brother

1 00
This is a text that is in every way ideal,
The arrangement, illustrations, subject mat.
ter, questions, problems and comprehensive.

ness of the book are above criticism. Children's Day. Addresses to Children and

Parents on Familiar Subjects of Life and
Duty. By James Gardiner Vose, D. D.,
Pastor of the Beneficent Church, Providence,
R, I. Boston: Pilgrim Press.

75

Karma: A Story of Early Buddhism. By Paul

Carus. Paper. 8vo, pp. 46. Chicago: The
Open Court Publishing Co.....

75
Nirvana: A_Story of Early Buddhism. By Paul

Carus. Paper, Svo., pp. 46. Chicago: The
Open Court Publishing Co

1 00
Memorial Day aud Other Poems. By Richard
Burton. Boston: Copeland Day...

Lovers of poetry will find in this beautiful.
ly bound volume much that will gratify and
inspire. There are ninety complete poems,
on a large number of subjects. "Memorial
Day" is especially strong and worthy of a
place among the great poems of the lan-

guage.
Succcss. A book of Ideals, Helps, aud Exam-

ples for all Desiring to Make the Most of
Life. By Orison Swett Marden, author of
"Pushing to the Front" and "Architects of
Fate". Ten full-page illustrations. 845 pp.
Cloth, 8vo. 25 Bromfield Street. Boston:
W. A. Wilde & Co

1 25
The Evolution of Dodd's Sister. By Charlotte

Whitney Eastman. Chicago: Rand Mc.
Nally & Co

75
Old Ebenezer. By Opie Read, author of "A

Kentucky Colonel,” etc. Chicago: Laird
& Lee

.1 00
New Games. No. 1100. Strange People 52

cards, depicting the dress, manners, and cus.
toms of the nations of the world. Syracuse,
NY.: C. W. Bardeen

25
The reproduction of photographs on these
cards are remarkably fine, The game is
played similarly to "authors" and is quite
cntertaining as well as instructive. Many of
the photographs were taken at the World's
Fair and will be especially enjoyable to those

who visited the great exposition,
New Games. No. 1102. Wiid Anima's. 53

animals. No. 1111. Flags. Showing the
national flags of the world in colors. Syra.
cuse, N. Y.: C. W. Bardeen ..

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Indians and Pioneers. An Historical Reader
for the young:

By Blanche E. Hazard,
Teacher of History, High School, Concord,
Mass. Edited by Samuel T. Dutton, Super-
intendent of Schools, Brookline, Mass. . Il-
lustrated. New York: The Morse Co

80
We are especially pleased with the ar-
rangement and subject matter of this histo.
reader. No child would lay it down until it
was finished, so beautifully is the story told
and so close is the relation of the parts to the
whole. The illustrations are abundant and

the best.
Stories of American Pioneers. An account of

Daniel Boone, Fremont, Kit Carson, Lewis
and Clarke. 173 pp. Boston and Chicago:
Educational Publishing Co

50
Stories of Long Ago. By Grace H. Kupter.
Boston and Chicago: 176 pages, D. C.

Heath & Co.
Undine A tale by Baron de la Motte Fanque.
Translated into English by Abby L. Alger.
Boston and Chicago: 106 pages. Ginn &

Co.
Contributions to the Analysis of the Sensa.
tions. By Dr. Ernst Mach, Professor in the
Universities of Prague and Vienna. Trans
lated by C. M. Williams. 208 pages. Chi.

cago: The Open Court Publishing Co... 1 00
The Chemistry of Cooking and Cleaning. By

Ellen H. Richards and S. Maria Elliott.

Boston: Home Science Publishing Co.
A World Pilgrimage. By John Henry Bar.

rows. Edited by Eleanor Barrows. Chica-
go: A, C. McClurg & Co

2 00
Self Cultivation in English. By George Her-
bert Palmer. 12mo. pp 32. Boston: Thom-
as Y. Crowell & Co

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Happiness as found in Forethought Minus

Ferrthought. By Horace Fletcher. 12mo,

pp. 251. Chicago: Herbert S. Stone & Co. 1 00
Men in Epigram: Views of Maids. Wives,

Widows, and Other Amateurs and Profes.
sionals. Compiled by Frederick W Morton
16mo, pp. 228. Chicago: A C. McClurg &

1 00
The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns.
Cambridge Edition. Boston: Houghton,
Miftin & Co

2 00
The District School As It Was. By One Who

Went to It Edited by Clif on Johnson.
189 pages.
Boston: Lee & Shepard

1 25
Fimity and Others. Bv Margaret Sutton Bris-
coe. Ilustrated by W. T. Smedley and A.
B. Frost. 325 pages. New York: Harper
& Brothers

1 50

What Dress Makes of Us. By Dorothy Quigley,

16mo. 144 pp. New York: E. Dutton & Co. 1 25 Carlyle's Essay on Burns. Edited by Charles

L, Hanson. 12 mo. pp 109. Boston. Ginn
& Co,
Charm and Courtesy in Letter Writing. By

Francis Bennett Callaway. New York:
Dodd, Mead & Co.
Studies in Literature and composition for

High Schools, Normal Schools, and Acade.
mies. By W. H. Skinner, Superintendent
Schools, Nebraska City, Nebraska. Lincoln,
Nebraska: J. H. Miller.

SO
This book will certainly teach pupils to ap-
preciate the art in literature, and develop
their power of studying literature. It is a
working.manual and will teach without a
teacher. There are exercises in interpreting
effects to develop the power of inference; ex-
ercises which develop the pupils' sensitive-
ness to emotional words and phrases by in-
creasing the power of visualization; exer-
cises in careful analysis of the emotion con-
tent of words, to cultivate the æsthetic imag:
ination: exercises to cultivate the pupils'
p wer of recognizing the spirititnal types,
etc. ; exercises to cultivate the pupils' power
to interpret the theme, which call forth all
the higher powers of both teeling and intel.
lect, The studies are arranged upon the
"laboratory plan". There is much composi.
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and teaching the use of language, also pict.
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it well and is entitled to that credit at least. Elementary Botany and Spring Flora. By

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In calling the attention of teachers to this work we beg to notice the following dis; tinctive features: It is not overburdened with technical terms which usually render this important branch of science unat. tractive to beginners. It gives in comparatively short chapters a fair outline of botany in its present advanced stage of development. The introductory chapter presents important binis and suggestions to both teacher and pupil in regard to objects and methods of study. Directions for practical experimental work are given, not at the be.. ginning nor at the end of the chapters, but ihroughout the text, in immediate connec. iton with the paragraphs pertaining to the subjects under consideration.

The experi iments called for may easily be performed by jhe pupil with but few or no suggestions

rom the teacher, No laboratory nor compound microscopes are required. A com. pact Manual of the Spring Flora, including all the plants that pupils will find in bloom during the spring term of school, forms the second part of the book, All trees and shrubs are included, whether blooming in spring or not, and special keys added for their easy identification These keys are based on the leaves and fruit; hence identi. fication is possible at any time. The names of the plants are printed in heavy black type, the common name in all cases following the scientific name. It is certainly a superior work.

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