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Nature Studies for March.

R. B. Millsap, a teacher in the Taylor school in Hillsboro, Much misapprehension exists in the minds of many as to the Illinois, was assaulted by six large boys, who bruised him true relationship existing between them and the birds. Rob- badly with brass knuckles. The six were arrested and are bing birds' nests and stoning the old birds has been a pastime under bond to answer to the charge of riot. of the boys of every race and time. The bird has been the most B. Malloy, a teacher at Owensboro, Kentucky, attempted to common mark for the arrow and the bullet. Birds are killed commit suicide by jumping into the Ohio River, because of without hesitation at all seasons for their plumage, for their general despondency, particularly on account of his school flesh, or for no reason at all other than the one frequently given,

work. the hunter wished a living mark.

Miss Lulu B. Hamilton, of La Plata, Missouri, was arrested Would it not be well for the boys, and girls, too, of Kansas to for assaulting one of her pupils, a twelve year old boy. The make a little thoughtful study of the birds? Just here the writer boy told the teacher he was the son of one of the trustees and wishes to record his belief that a living bird in its natural sur- dared her to touch him. The jury promptly acquitted her. roundings is the best one for study. Killing a bird in order to Norman Fredenburger, a teacher in Clarksburg, Missouri, describe it, deprives it of two-thirds of its value. Habits are far was fatally stabbed by a young boy whom he was trying to more valuable than exact measurements, and what boy or girl punish. needs to kill a bird in order to write a description of the colors Miss Minnie Cushman, of Montana, one of the respected of its plumage, the shape of its bill and tail and wing, and the teachers of the state, was captured by a full-blooded Indian shape of its toes and whether or not they are webbed and possess last week and, in spite of the protests of her friends, was long or short claws? But the habits of birds should be better voluntarily joined in the holy bonds of matrimony for weal understood, and then every boy and girl and man and woman or for woe. would be a friend to his feathered neighbor. The answers to At Yantley's Point, Alabama, Professor John D. Phillips a few questions may perhaps make this more evident.

killed James Wilson, a pupil, with a baseball bat. He had How do you recognize the blue jay? How other birds? attempted to stop a fight between Wilson and another pupil, Write a description of each kind of bird you know.

when Wilson attacked him with a club, and Professor Phillips What sounds do the birds make when calling to their simply acted in self-defence. mates or to their young, and what do they say when alarmed? At a fire drill in the Dore school, Chicago, one thousand

3. What materials do the various birds use in building their children rushed into the street bare-headed and greatly excited. nests, and where are the nests located?

The drills had been discontinued for some time and the prin4. What do birds eat? Watch, and try to make a list of cipal thought he would discover the effect of former practice. things eaten by each bird that visits your yard or farm.

Some of the boys reaching the street first began to cry "fire,” 5. Of the birds that eat seeds, which ones visit weeds, which and a man passing by turned on the fire alarm. The appearones eat waste seeds, and which visit the corn cribs?

ance of the fire engines and hose carts soon aroused tremen6. Do the seed-eating birds also eat insects?

dous excitement among the pupils. A serious panic was finally 7. Do birds return from the south before insects appear? averted by rushing the children through the doors and into the 8. What birds stay in Kansas all winter? What do they eat? rooms again. 9. Describe all strange birds that do not stop in Kansas win

Belles Lettres Reunion. ter or summer, but linger a few days on their way north or south.

Since our last publication the Belles Lettres society has been 10. A little later in the spring, count the number of insects enjoying the advancement that the integrity of its members birds carry to their young in an hour.

insures. Each meeting sees some new member willing to cast 11. Many people in Kansas think that there is not a bird his lot with the Belles Lettres and some older member willing which makes its home in the state that is not worth its weight

to try a little harder to make the meetings more than ordinary. in silver to the farmer and fruit-raiser. Of what bird can you

February 4, the society celebrated its tenth birthday with an show this statement to be untrue?

excellent program and a good time. President Taylor wrote a letter to the society and among other pleasant things, he said

the society never had cause to blush for any deed, either public Dangers in School Teaching.

or private, since its organization. When we remember that It has not generally supposed that the occupation of the during the short ten years of its life there have been several school teacher is accompanied with any particular danger. hundred different students controling its affairs, and yet its No special effort has been made to gather statistics, but the records remain clear, we see the class of boys and girls that go following gathered from some of the newspapers during the to make up the Belles Lettres society. past month shows that the teachers in some parts of the The society is anxiously, but with confidence, looking forward country might profitably take out accident policies.

to the debate contest; 'tis true one of the debaters has the Leon Jones, a teacher at Portland, Iowa, after having two measles now, but we know that his conquering spirit will trihorsewhips taken away from him by his pupils, at last drew a umph over even the measles as over other things, and that he gun on them and threatened to blow their brains out. He was will be ready when the trumpet sounds the call to the combat, arrested and fined for the offense, the magistrate insisting that,

While the bright, warm days of spring shine forth, no matter how incorrigible the pupils are, the teacher is not

Spring poems are the rage; entitled to use firearms in the schoolroom.

We sit and work, and dig, and scratch, John McGowen, teacher in the Cauble school in Alexander

For hours, within our cage,

To find some line forever new county, Illinois, punished two boys, nineteen and twenty.years

To Normal girls and boys; old respectively, for some slight offense in etiquette, ard they

For one and all in May will be waylaid him on his way to church shortly after. They beat

In heart in Illinois.

The B. L's. sure of success there him so severely that he died. The boys have confessed and

Will not their pennant down

For sure success awaits them here lynching is feared.

In the bout of Stroup and Brown.

Belles-Lettres Society.

At present R. V. Anderson wields the gavel to the satisfaction “St. Clair, St. Clair, he's the boy,

of all. We are glad to welcome the return of Mrs. Arnett and We'll send him to illinois."

trust we shall often have the pleasure of listening to sweet Belles-Lettres hall during the past month has been crowned strains of music which she knows so well how to render. with laurels in that it has achieved that for which every literary

Messrs. Gillette and Jenkins have passed away”—from school, society should strive: Progress in æsthetic taste in literature,

the former to Washington, the latter to Oklahoma. music, and advancement in social culture.

The “Orpheus Club” shows a majority of Lyceumites, which The atmosphere of congeniality ever present in the Belles

speaks well for the musical ability of the society. Nor does the Lettres hall is the same yesterday, to-day, and to-morrow. The

Lyceum "stand back” in the field of athletics. We have some representatives in the society are from various localities in the

foot ball players, numerous tennis players of both sexes, and we state, and a most hearty and appreciative welcome is given to

are not ignorant of the fact that we have the best baseball everyone who enters its doors.

pitcher of any school in the state. Then come to visit the Among those assisting in the programs are Miss Royer and

Lyceum; first in peace, first in war, and first in the hearts of Mrs. Arnett, both having favored the society with music. Mr.

its admirers. Dickerson is always ready to entertain the weary on Friday evenings with humorous selections which were written espec

Philomathian Society. ially for the mission of rest-giving.

No better idea can be given of the society's work during the Miss Worcester and Messrs. Powell and McConkey were past month than the report of the actual proceedings of one of chosen as historians to prepare a history of the society for The the regular meetings. February 4 is chosen as the typical Oven. Jessie Walker was also elected society reporter for that evening. paper. Although published by the Literati, The Oven is a The society was called to order by the president, and after the newsy, bright, and readable paper and should be supported by bowing of heads in prayer, the program was opened by a piano all the students irrespective of society membership.

solo by Miss Royer, who kindly responded to an encore. ProA cordial invitation is extended to all to join with the Belles fessor Stevenson then favored us with a reading and gave as Lettres girls and boys in their literary pleasures. No student good a declamation in response to a hearty encore. Sweet and can afford to miss the opportunities which come through soci- pleasant memories silently filled the mind as Mr. C. W. Kline ety work, which alone are of value to him in a social way. sang two touching solos, but soon all were aroused by the stirMingling with one's fellows in a literary way brings out the ring thoughts presented in an unusually strong oration by Mrs. very best qualities in him, and in making better students, Alice Hayes. Mr. Engle further aroused by a graphic descripsecures better citizens for our beloved country.

tion of "The Black Horse and Rider.” Then came the debate Better be getting the orange ribbon now for you will need it by Misses Neiman and Lanning vs. Messrs. Henderson and in the coming contest. No one would like to be without the Grover. Aptness of illustration, ease and grace of speech, and correct ribbon to wave on that evening. You want to be in line pointedness of argument, made this a very interesting part of with the winners. All know by the experience gained in the

the program. last contest, the necessity of orange colored ribbon to be in the Recess followed, handshaking was indulged in, and pleasant front ranks, and those who had not the orange, “where, O words exchanged. The program was resumed and proved as where were they?” Now! Ready!

entertaining as the preceding numbers. It consisted of a vocal St. Clair, St. Clair, he's the boy,

solo by Miss Philo, declamations by Miss Rubow and Mr. Torrance, and cornet solo by Mr. Garlic.

The business meeting which followed was a perfect whirl of Lyceum Society.

speeches, motions, objections, points of order, etc. The folMany words are not always indicative of thoroughness and do

jowing officers were elected: President, Blanche Neiman; vice not always portray the greatest amount of intelligence. The president, D. R. Read; secretary, Miss Stevens; corresponding Lyceum society is not famous for vain boasting, nor for filling

secretary, Miss Lanning; sergeant-at-arms, Mr. Cook. the columns of newspapers with self praise. To the Normal students and citizens of Emporia no herald is needed to

Natural Penmanship in Greater New York. announce that the Lyceum is still doing business at the old

The following extract from a private letter to Professor Stev. stand.

enson from Howard Keeler, principal commercial department, The Lyceum society is pre-eminently a society for the edification of its members and visiting friends. It is alive to the

Boys' High School, Brooklyn, New York, under date of Februneeds of the careworn and heavily burdened student. It is a

ary 18, 1898, will gratify our readers:

“I want to thank you for the various copies of your MONTHLY place for recreation and the cultivation of the social nature.

that have been coming to me, but most of all for the last one Everybody is made to feel at home and realize that there is a and the specimens of movement exercises it contained. I welcome in the Lyceum seldom found elsewhere.

mounted them on large sheets of card board and hung them It must not be thought that this is the only function of the

where my boys could see them. You can scarcely imagine how

much interest they created, and the next day I was flooded with society. The programs are arranged with special care and several hundred imitations and queries as to whether they were thoughtfulness as to what will lead to the betterment of human as good as your specimens. nature. The number of Lyceum students in advanced classes

The net total result as I figure it seems to be about two hunbears witness to the fact that her members are workers. To the

dred hours of extra practice in my school. That means much,

for it was interested practice. thoughtful, earnest, hard-working, and honest fun-loving stu

My work has grown so that I now have four penmen to assist dent, we extend a hearty invitation to visit us and to work with me, and when our new term opened, we had two hundred forty

applicants for whom we did not have room. To accommodate The Lyceum has a new charter, the only society which has

them all we got another house, so that now I think we have the one, a new constitution, a new secretary, and up-to-date revolv

largest attendance in the country. Our high schools contain

two thousand four hundred girls and one thousand four huning chair for the secretary, a new table, and divers other new

dred boys, and about sixty per cent of them take the commercial acquisitions.


We'll send him to Illinois.



PERSONALS. Miss Jessie Wheeler has decided to discontinue her work here and continue her medical studies. She will remain at home at Bridgeport, Kansas, for a few months.

Aura Fitch is teaching in the Teller Institute, Grand Junction, Colorado. In sending her subscription to the MONTHLY, she says, "My interest in the Normal, its people and their doings is as great as ever."

Mrs. Cora Glasgow-Smith writes us from Washington, D. C., that she is completing a course in the Martyn College of Oratory and Expression in that city. She is an enthusiastic disciple of the Ralston Physical Culture system and will probably engage in teaching in the near future.

'90. Dr. Violet Eugenia Metzger is practicing medicine at Kansas City, Missouri.

'90. Inez Jay went with the Kansas editors on their February excursion to Port Arthur and Galveston. She reports a pleasant and profitable trip.

'91. George Wilkinson graduates with honors at the St. Louis Medical College this spring. He is thinking seriously of locating at St. Louis permanently.

'93. Robert Humphrey sends us the card of Funk and Humphrey, attorneys at law, 155 Washington street, Chicago.

'93. Earl Shepherd spent a few days with us not long since and is the same genial boy as of old. He seems to be gaining somewhat in health.

'95. Mr. A. S. Newman, after a three months' vacation, is back at his post as secretary of the State Normal. He is much improved in health and is heartily welcomed by everybody.

On the afternoon of March 7, Professor Stone and her two special gymnasium classes entertained the lady members of the faculty and a few invited friends in the old gymnasium. The girls were very attractively attired in their gymnasium suits. The program consisted of a variety of exercises, including the simple movements of the arms and feet, exercises in walking and running, exercises in wands, and complex step movements and marching. They all illustrated the different ways in which the muscles of the body are given strength and grace. The ladies present are warm in their praise of the excellence of the exercises and Professor Stone received many hearty congratulations.

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The Review of Reviews.

Midland Monthly.

J. S. PARKS, The March number of the American "Some Ladies of the Administration" Printer, Binder and Publisher, Monthly Review of Reviews is another is a handsomely illustrated article in the 106-108 East Eighth Avenue. achievement in monthly journalism. The March Midland Monthly, Des Moines. topics treated in this niagazine are such The March installment of The Midland's

TOPEKA, KAN., Jan. 1, 1898. as occupy much space in the daily press, "Grant” vividly describes the Battle of but the Review is able to treat them more Belmont and gives the inside history of To Teachers of Bookeeping: deliberately and in a more carefully ad- that lively engagement. The literary justed proportion. No other illustrated number is by Prof. James R. Hanna,

The bookkeeping blank books which monthly appearing on the first day of “The Elements of a National Literature.'

we are furnishing for use with Steven

son's Introductory Bookkeeping were March will have so much as a reference In social economics, Hon. J. M. Macom

prepared especially for use with that to the De Lome letter, the Maine disas- ber vigorously points out the abstacles to

book by the author, who placed upon the ter, or the Zola trial in Paris; but these Municipal Reform and the way to meet great themes of the hour are fully dis- them. The much talked about President

covers many helps by way of suggestions,

directions, time-table, principles, etc., cussed in the Review's pages. The Dole, also Madame de Lome, wife of the

etc., which add much to their usefulness Review's readers expect to have them ex-Minister of Spain, are in evidence.

to teacher and student, and will lead to discussed there, so accustomed have they "A Rocky Mountain Adventure on Snowbecome to the essential qualities of time- shoes" and "Interior Views of New Or

uniformity in the work of the school. liness and comprehensiveness in the leans Homes" afford striking contrast

We are sure that our blank books, be"busy man's magazine." in description. Perhaps no other picture

cause of superior ruling, extra quality of in this number will attract so much

paper, and a different colored cover for attention as the portrait of young Lieu- each, will please your pupils far better Here is Success For You. tenant Merritt, of Red Oak, Iowa, who

than common stock blank books, which went down with the Maine in Havana

will eventually bring trouble because of

their unfitness for use with Stevenson's “Inside figures” are always interesting, harbor. and the following are certainly some

Bookkeeping. Ask for the "STEVEN-
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can furnish them without one bit of extra Fournal. During 1897, 8,183,113 copies

trouble. of this magazine were printed and so thoroughly sold that the latter-year issues

Have you provided yourself with a

Arranged on a are entirely out of print. It consumes

copy of the reference book, or Key to

NEW PLAN 3,434,362 pounds of paper in a year, and

Stevenson's Introductory Bookkeeping?

If not, you should send for one at once. absorbs 30,902 pounds of ink. It runs 28 presses. The advertising columns con

CLASSES IN BOTANY. It has every set worked out in detail for tained $498,325 worth of advertising dur

the special benefit of busy teachers.

The author believes that the study of Price, 75 cents, sent postage prepaid ing the last year. The editors received 9,290 manuscripts and less than one per observation, but that the present methods only be had by sending direct to the

botany should develop the power of close upon receipt of price. (This Key can cent. were accepted. The magazine employs 22 staff editors. There were re

of study largely defeat this object. undersigned publisher.)
The Plant Record includes an outline of

Yours truly,
ceived and answered in the year by the
editors of the correspondence colums,
the entire vegetable kingdom so arranged

J. S. Parks, that the pupils, though possessing little

Publisher. 24,648 letters.

The Fournal has over 15,000 active, working agents on the road

skill in drawing, may prepare their own getting subscriptions. It has educated

illustrated glossary of plants to be used 442 girls free of charge under its free later in the description of plants in the

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schedule and their determination in any received as high as 18,000 subscriptions. good key. Each month 300,000 copies of the Journal of price, 35 cents.

The Plant Record will be sent on receipt are sold on the news stands alone-425,000

Address the author,

REFERENCES: Faculties of the

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