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Among Ourselves. Ao Education does not mean a simple training or knowledge of that which is contained in books. The man is not educated that knows all about science, is a master of languages, is familiar with literature, skilled in art. He is not an educated man that has one of these only; neither is he an educated man that possesses all of these qualifications. The educated man is the man whose intellect has been trained and developed and whose physical nature has been cultured, whose moral nature has felt the touch of the influence that makes men strong; whose spiritual nature has been awakened to the conditions which he must meet in life. He must have the development that takes in every phase of work and worth for which God creates man. - President Stanley.
Loyalty has in it more than we often think. We sometimes get the idea if we throw up our hats and yell ourselves hoarse on the Fourth of July we are loyal. Loyal if we throw our hats in the air and cheer the old flag. We sometimes think a man is a loyal citizen when he takes up arms for the defense of his country. Loyalty means more than a willingness to fight for one's country; more than respect for the flag; more than a simple obedience to law. Loyalty in a family means more than would be found in that boy that was merely willing to fight for his brother or to defend the name of his family. He might do all these and not be a loyal member of the household. Loyalty means that mental training and discipline which makes the child think; the development that makes him strong in mind and body; strong in his moral nature; a full man in that intelligence which should direct the efforts of all men to conscientious, honorable and successful private life and citizenship. With such a loyalty, such a training, he would not violate one single code, nor offend one single principle of government. It means a loyalty which reaches the heart; it means a loyalty that covers him with a conviction that every principle of government, every law of the statute book, is to him something dear, something sacred, something his conscience would not dare to violate. This to my mind is loyalty. Loyalty to our country because of its institutions; because of its benefits; because of its underlying principles; because of its opportunities; because of its vast civilization and enterprise and genius of liberty.-President Stanley.
An expert tutor declares that the practice of taking strong coffee or of tying the head up with a wet towel in order to keep awake and study is an utter fallacy; that it injures the health and prevents the brain from performing the finer operations involved in learning and memorizing facts. He recommends, when a student grows tired, a little light, vigorous exercise, such as striking a bag or waving the arms around the head, as in club swinging, or the drinking a cupful of hot water.-Ex.
These Three! A candidate for the ministry sought an old Scotch divine for counsel concerning his education. The veteran said to him: Three things you need to succeed: learning, piety, and common sense. If you lack the first, go to college; if the second, pray earnestly to God for it; if you lack the third, neither man nor God can help you! Brother, which one dost thou lack?
Throwing Off the Shackles. In the kindergarten talk at Clarke University this summer, I heard Dr. Hall say that he had spent a good part of a year studying Froebel, and that while he was profoundly impressed with his philosophy, he thought his system of gifts and symbols the most cumbrous and illogical piece of machinery he had ever met. It was probably the best that could be done in his time, but that teachers in this day and gen
eration should be perpetuating the fetich exactly as Froebel fashioned it was incomprehensible. To the surprise of everybody, the leading kindergartners present were loudest in applauding his remarks. One of them followed him, maintain ing that all true kindergartners were throwing off the shackles of the old system and in the clearer light of the new psychology were gaining a better understanding of Froebel and were giving his gifts and symbols a subordinate place among the devices now so abundantly at hand. Intelligent adaptation, not slavish following, is the watchword of the new school of kindergartners.
The Kindergarten and Child Study. It is hardly conceivable, but it is true, that many kindergartners are unable to see anything good in child study. They think that Froebel knew everything about the child and writ it in a book. They can find it there; if not, it is not worth knowing. For the same reason the Mohamedans burned the Alexandrian museum, insisting that all knowledge of any value is contained in the Koran. There are others, however, that welcome it as one of the great move- ' ments through which they are to know and serve the child. They are delighted to see a little child sitting in the midst of the doctors of pedagogy and with joy receive the glad tidings of the new gospel. A kindergarten course without child study is already like a laboratory without a microscope, and our Froebelian fossils may just as well fall into line at once.
Licked for That! The hour was late and seven thousand teachers were tired out, having stood and sat through several long speeches at the opening meeting of the N. E. A. in the great Convention Hall at Washington. As the president introduced Hon. Webster Davis as the representative of the United States government for an additional word of welcome, two or three thousand of them were on their feet moving toward the doors. In superb voice that reached every corner of the great building, he said bruskly: “What do you school teachers mean?
I was licked many times when a boy for doing just what you are doing now.' Surprised at his bruskness and humor, nearly everybody turned back to his chair and gladly listened until the last word had been spoken. The rebuke is too often deserved by us. We are sometimes even brutally exacting of our pupils concerning order and silence and chatter away like magpies when others are on the platform. Half a dozen schoolmaams around me say, “That's so," and yet several of them repeat the offense on the first occasion!
Oh, would some powers the giftie gie us
To see ourselves as others see us! The Glory of Dying. Probably no war has ever been conducted with such regard for the value of human life as the late war with Spain. There was a day when a leader thought it a disgrace to surrender to a foe until he had first sacrificed the body of his soldiers, even though defeat was a foregone conclusion. That day, thanks to humanitarian education, is gone forever. Never again will public sentiment justify the slaughter of an army simply to demonstrate the bravery of the slaughtered. Rushing to death when nothing can be accomplished by it is inexcusable suicide. Nobody calls Toral and Jaudenes cowards because, seeing the inevitable, they would not pander to a foolish sentiment and sacrifice their men in a hopeless resistance. The most glorious thing on that glorious Sunday morning in Santiago harbor was the splendid humanity shown by the American seamen in their efforts to rescue the maimed and helpless Spaniards from their burning and sinking ships. The need of praise goes to the generous-hearted warriors, but the modest teacher in the little schoolhouse and the gentlehearted mother in the quiet home yonder are the real authors of this great revolution in modern warfare.
THE STATE NORMAL DIRECTORY,
The Board of Regents. HON. M. F. KNAPPENBERGER, President.
Jewell City HON. J. S. MCGRATH, Vice President
Saltville HON. JOHN MADDEN, Secretary
Emporia HON. S. H. DODGE, Treasurer
Beloit HON. J. H. RITCHIE,
832 Merchants Director in Training. MIDDLESEX A. BAILEY, A, M.
218 West Twelfth Avenue
Mathematics. JOSEPH H. HILL, A, M.
1515 Highland Place
Latin, M'LOUISE JONES, A. M.
English. WILLIAM C. STEVENSON
.1017 Mechanics Bookkeeping and Penmanship. EMMA L. GRIDLEY.....
Drawing. CHARLES A, BOYLE, B. M.
827 Constitution Voice, Piano, and Harmony. CORA MARSLAND, O. M.
Elocution, MARY A. WHITNEY
827 Market History United States. ACHSAH M. HARRIS
827 Mechanics Critic Teacher, Model Intermediate. OSCAR CHRISMAN, PH. D...
.1013 Market History of Education, and Economics. DANIEL A. ELLSWORTH
Geography. L, C. WOOSTER
1017 Union Natural History. T. M. IDEN
913 Union Physics and Chemistry. MAUDIE L. STONE, S. B...
.728 Merchants Physical Training. EVA M'NALLY
714 Constitution Associate Professor, English, ELI L. PAYNE, B. P.
1218 Neosho Associate Professor, Mathematics. MRS. HATTIE E. BOYLE, B. M.
827 Constitution Associate Professor, Piano and Theory. ANNA L. CARLL
1002 Market Assistant Teacher, Model Grammar. HATTIE E. BASSETF.
724 Merchants Assistant Teacher, Elocution. ELVA E, CLARKE
Librarian. MARTHA J. WORCESTER
906 Mechanics Assistant Teacher, English. MAUD HAMILTON.
1002 Market Assistant Teacher, Latin and Pedagogics. MARY S. TAYLOR
312 West Twelfih Aveuue Assistant Teacher, Mathematics. LOTTIE E, CRARY.
1315 N. Merchants Assistant, Natural History. WILLIAM A. VAN VORIS
1316 Market Assistant, Physics and Chemistry. ISABEL MILLIGAN
312 West Twelve Avenue Assistant Critic Teacher, Model Intermediate. JENNIE WHITBECK, B. P.
1028 Congress Assistant, Model Department. HATTIE COCHRAN
1315 North Merchants Manuscript Assistant, English. E. E. SALSER
1028 Congress Assistant, Bookkeeping and Penmanship. CHARLINE P. MOEGAN
617 Exchange Model Primary and Kindergarten. WILLIAM S. PICKEN
717 Mechanics Assistant Teacher, History. FREDERICK B. ABBOTT, Ph. D
1015 Constitution Manual Training. WILLIAM G. BUTLER
827 Mechanics Violin, Mandolin, Guitar, and Banjo. E. ANNA STONE
1315 North Merchants Second Assistant in Piano. EDWARD ELIAS..
823 Mechanics Assistant Teacher, German and French. ALLEN S. NEWMAN..
1013 Merchants Office Secretary. PEARL STUCKEY
422 Market Stenographer. NELLIE STANLEY..
1123 Congress Assistant, Library and Office. BESSIE KNAPPENBERGER
312 Neosho Assistant, Library.
des"The mid-term classes at the State Normal School will be formed on November 15, the examinations beginning the day before. If you desire catalogues and circulars, write at once to the President.
AMONG the visitors for the past month who have given instructive and entertaining talks in the assembly room, were Hon. John Madden, Hon. H. S. Martin of Marion, and Rev. Newton of Cleveland, Ohio.
In dealing in the city, do not forget to remember the merchants who are so generously occupying our columns with advertisements. They understand the value of the institution and will always make you welcome.
ON ACCOUNT of the absence of our business manager, Professor Stevenson, as captain of Company H, and of his assistant, Mr. Fred Stevenson, in the same company, we decided not to issue a Monthly for July. We shall be pleased to extend all subscriptions one month on account of it.
The attendance at the summer school this last vacation was not quite so large as usual, probably on account of the fact that so few members of the faculty conducted classes.
There is some talk of providing a regular summer session of the school. Announcements will be made later.
The new year opened with about the same attendance as that of last year, the third year people being hardly so numerous. One of the critic teachers in the model school remarked that she had never had so fine a company of pupil teachers reporting to her on the first day. The proportion of young men is hardly so large as heretofore, probably due to the fact that so many of the teachers volunteered last spring.
Hon. J. S. McGrath, of our board of regents, was stricken with paralysis early in the summer and for some time his life was dispaired of. He lingered for several days and then took a turn for the better, gradually improving until now he is giving us assurance of complete recovery. Mr. McGrath is serving his second term as a member of the board of regents and everybody here extends him a most hearty sympathy in his affliction.
The subscriptions of a large number of our subscribers have expired. We trust that they may be renewed promptly and that we may be able to increase the list greatly for the coming year. We meet many friends in different parts of the state who “intended to subscribe but had simply delayed it.” If all such would sit down immediately on receipt of this and send in their subscriptions for this year, we would be able to increase the size of the Monthly greatly. Will you not attend to it at once ?
“Last week The Observer announced the sad news of the sudden death at Wenona, Illinois, of Ruling Elder John Taylor, father of President A. R. Taylor, of Emporia, Kansas. The deceased was one of the noblest, purest and best men we ever knew. In 1867-68 the writer was pastor of the Wenona congregation and the leading elder in the congregation was John Taylor. No young pastor ever had a truer or better friend than that sturdy, sincere, faithful man of God. He was no ordinary man. He ruled his household with love and kindness. In the community he was trusted and honored by everybody. His devotion to his church was something extraordinary. Next to his family was his church. Although the congregation ceased to exist years ago, Father Taylor never gave up hope. The little church house still stands there as a memorial to his faithfulness and liberality. We join the now widely scattered household in sincerely mourning the loss of their noble father. His life was a benediction to all who knew him."--The Observer, St. Louis.
ISSUED TEN TIMES PER YEAR.
THE STATE NORMAL MONTHLY. The home-coming of Company H for their month's furlough
was made the occasion of a great demonstration by the citizens
of Emporia and the faculty and students of the State Normal THE STATE NORMAL SCHOOL,
School. Company E was organized in Emporia and the two EMPORIA, KANSAS.
companies came in on the same day, September 13. PracticalA. R. TAYLOR
ly all of the business houses in the city were closed during the
afternoon and the line of march from the Santa Fe depot to the HELEN M. OLDHAM, '99..
...Lyceum Normal School building was elaborately decorated with flags CURTIS M. LOWRY, '00..
Literati and bunting. Such a large crowd as turned out to welcome MINNIE K. WOHLFORD, '99
Old ALBERT M. THOROMAN, '99
soldiers, sons of veterans, 'school children, business men, in SUBSCRIPTION, FIFTY CENTS PER YEAR.
fact everybody, vied with everybody else in cheering the boys Entered in the postoffice at Emporia, Kansas, as secoud-class matter,
in blue and in giving them a welcome home. The arrival of All orders for subscriptions and all inquiries concerning advertising space should be addressed to
the train was announced by the firing of cannon and the shouts STATE NORMAL MONTHLY, Emporia, Kansas. from thousands of patriotic throats. Upon arriving at the State
Normal campus, short addresses of welcome were made by The meetings of the Y. P. S. C. E. are growing in interest
Mayor Addis and President Taylor. Captain W.C. Stevenson each week. President Gift is untiring in his efforts to further
responded in behalf of the boys in blue. As soon as the formthe work of the society.
al ceremonies were over, both companies were invited to the The mid-term classes at the State Normal School will be banquet spread in the old gymnasium by the Woman's Relief formed on November 15, the examinations beginning the day Corps, the Red Cross, and other auxiliary societies of the city. before. If you desire catalogues and circulars, write at once It is hardly necessary to say that the returned warriors did to the President.
ample justice to every dish on the table, from fried chicken to In the arrangement of the program, Mr. Picken takes sub- apple pie and cheese. The day will long be remembered by normal United States history and general history, with sub
us all. Several of the boys immediately entered school and normal arithmetic for his “ininor." Doctor Chrisman takes remained during the furlough. They hope to be mustered out elementary psychology and methods of study.
before this issue of the MONTHLY is in the mail. PRINCIPAL G. D. Carney, of Glen Elder, was appointed to
During the summer, painters, calciminers and paper-hangers fill the vacancy caused by the removal of Superintendent T. S. were very busy in many parts of the building and as a conseJohnson, of Mitchell county, to McPherson. Mr. Carney has quence, many of the rooms are greatly beautified and improved. been nominated by the populist party to succeed himself. Among those receiving new paper are numbers 51, 53, 69, 29 Members of the class of 1889 who happened to be in the city
and the office. The beauty of the new offlce paper is greatly on Saturday evening, October 8, were given a reception at the
enhanced by the elegant carpet provided by the regents. Prohome of Miss Daisy Ferguson. President and Mrs. Taylor
fessor Jones' office is more attractive than ever. The painters were invited to join the circle, and the evening passed most
touched up Professor Stone's office rooms so that they are delightfully. Of course the greater part of it was spent in
extremely homelike and cosy. Natural slate blackboards were reminiscences and in talking about the absent members of the
placed in gumbers 26, 39 and 51. An additional practice room class. It was a very enjoyable occasion and will probably be
was made by partitioning number 72, and a skylight thrown in repeated annually by some resident member of the class. over number 64. New floors were put in at the south entrances MANUAL training has come to the State Normal to stay! The
of the first floor and the basement floors below were repaired
with new joists, etc. Professor Wilkinson's office has a new irregular work which we have been doing in this line for many years past now organizes into a systematic course under the
Brussels carpet. direction of a thoroughly trained and experienced teacher.
Our secretary, Mr. Allen Newman, was in poor health durThe classes in clay modeling and wood carving are already
ing part of the summer and sought rest and recreation at large and enthusiastic. A full complement of new benches is
Cascade, Colorado. He was given leave of absence during being put up in number three. We hope to have an article September and returns again to his work much increased in from Mr. Abbott soon outlining the course which he is follow- flesh and improved in every way. He had the misfortune to
lose his father, the Hon. A. A. Newman, on June 30. ing. The Teacher and Student has the following concerning the
Newman was for two terms a member of the Kansas House of new officers of the N. E. A: "The normal school men seem to Representatives and was always deeply interested in the work have captured the organization. E. O. Lyte, president of the
of the State Normal School. He had many personal friends Millersville (Pa.) State Normal School, was elected president;
among students and faculty who were greatly shocked to learn A. R. Taylor, president of the Kansas State Normal School,
of his sudden death, The faculty sent flowers and expressions was elected president of the Council; I. C. McNeil, president
of sympathy. of the West Superior (Wis.) State Normal School, was elected PROFESSOR M'L. Jones gave the opening faculty lecture on treasurer; and Irwin Shepard, president of the Winona (Minn.) the morning of October 5 She took for her subject, “The State Normal School, was elected secretary. This is to be a Psychology of the Play of Hamlet.” She regards Hamlet as salaried position hereafter-$4,000—and President Shepard has the typical young man just out of college and showed in a resigned his position as Normal School president." This all logical and masterful way the elements lacking in his educahappened in the “natural order of things,” however, and the tion. She drew many practical lessons from the play that can Normal School men have been captured by the N. E. A. They but prove of incalulable value to the young men and women are very grateful for the recognition given them and will strive who heard it as well as to the older heads who have already to show themselves worthy of the confidence of their fellow had some experience in dealing with similar problems. It is workers.
agreed that Professor Jones surpassed herself in this lecture
The National Educational Association. The thirty-seventh annual meeting of the association occurred on July 7.12, in that most beautiful and interesting city in the Western Hemisphere, Washington. What is known as the National Council of Education held its meetings on July 6 and 7. The Council is composed of sixty representative educators, half of whom are elected by the National Educational Association and half by the Council itself. The terms of membership are so arranged that ten of them expire each year. Nonattendance for two consecutive meetings forfeits membership.
The specific function of the Council is the "consideration and discussion of educational questions of general interest and public importance; to reach and disseminate correct thinking on educational questions; to further the objects of the National Educational Association, and to initiate, conduct and guide the thorough investigation of important educational questions originating in the Council; also to conduct like investigations originating in the National Educational Association, or in any of its departments, and requiring the expenditure of funds." In the appointment of its speakers and committees, the Council is not limited to its membership. As is easily seen from the above, the meetings of the Council are always of deep interest to the regular attendants on these national gatherings; for the speakers are usually the most learned and honored men in the profession. This particular meeting was no exception to the rule. The principal themes discussed were: School hygiene, school architecture, school furniture, school anthropometry, school diseases and medical inspection, the hygiene of instruction, relation of psychology to education, rational psychology, experimental and physiological psychology, and the main subjects presented in the report of the Committee of Twelve on rural schools. The discussions showed how much nearer we are getting to the practical side of school-keeping in our philosophy. They showed, also, that the leaven of Herbartianism and child study is working effectively among all classes of teachers in this country. An amusing colloquy arose over the benefit of the "new psychology” to education. Professor L. Witmer, one of its defenders, illustrated his idea in a very simple way by citing the case of a dull boy, the cause of whose stupidity the new psychology had discovered to be defective vision, and stated that “the new psychology would certainly put proper glasses on that boy!" One of the most fruitful topics discussed proved to be the proposed changes in the organization and administration of rural schools. The sentiment of the Council is evidently in favor of the township system as against the district system, though there are not a few valiant defenders of the latter. Where country schools are small, it is now proposed that the districts should be consolidated and transportation from outside certain limits provided at public expense. Longer terms of school and better instruction could thus be secured. This plan is followed in Massachusetts and othes states. School extension in the form of home reading under the direction of the teacher of the district, for those who have left school, found general favor.
The first general meeting of the association proper was a mammoth affair. The great Convention hall overflowed at
Six or seven thousand people found comfortable seats, while the Marine band played an appropriate program. The exercises were opened with prayer by Rev. Frank M. Bristol, and then followed several eloquent addresses of welcome by representatives of the leading civic and educational interests of the city. The superb voice of President Whitman, of Columbia University, penetrated every corner of the hall and quickly made everybody his friend. His magnificent tribute to American manhood and his thrilling reference to the recent
victories on land and sea aroused abundant enthusiasm. Hon. Webster Davis, of Missouri, assistant secretary of the interior, represented the United States government in a short address. Though the hour was late, and a thousand travel-wearied visitors already crowding toward the main exit, he easily stayed the tide and soon had everyone forgetting his weariness and listening attentively to his witty and eloquent words. Though lacking in the elegance and the scholarship of some of the preceding speakers, his speech electrified the audience, and his description of the “now united country" called forth a perfect storm of applause. While the audience was demanding his return to the platform, the band struck up "The Star Spangled Banner," amid universal shouts and cheers. It seemed the patriots' night rather than the school-masters' night, and yet, where are there truer, more self-sacrificing patriots than the school-masters?
Missouri was also highly honored in the happy inaugural address of President Greenwood, of the Kansas City schools. He has long been a prominent member of the association and of the council, and the success of the great Washington meeting shows that he knows how to marshal the educational forces of this nation, as well as of that little giant at the mouth of the Kaw. In speaking of the present educational movements, he said:
"It is not too much to hope that industrial and art education will become potent factors in settling equitably the somewhat disturbed social and economic questions of this country. No thoughtful citizen forgets for a moment the ominous sounds that every now and then come rumbling to the surface indicative of unrest. Certainly it is the part of broad and comprehensive statesmanship to take notice of such danger signals. Instead of exerting our highest forms of mental energy in attempting to connect the active present and the unknown future with a wornout past, it behooves us to solve the problems of the present with reference to their bearing on the future. The life of a century or two ago, except to mark progress, has no great hold on the issues of the present, and the further back the less vital the connection. This century has been richer and fuller and higher and grander than all the centuries from the fall of Adam to the death of Washington. All the great agencies of modern civilization are of recent origin. To face resolutely the future and its possibilities, and to stand unfalteringly by our country and sustain her honor, stability, and prosperity, is the duty of every educator.”
The association divided each morning following into two great assemblies, one at the Grand opera house and the other at the National theater. In spite of the multitude of attractions in and near the city, the audiences were large and attentive. The department meetings, of which there are now some sixteen, were held in the afternoon at designated places. ANI of them were well attended, the “storm centers" being the meeting of the Herbart, the kindergarten, the manual training, and the child study departments.
The coupons at the treasurer's office showed nearly ten thousand members in attendance. The number coming from inside the "one hundred mile limit” was variously estimated, some putting it as high as five thousand. Some of the newspapers placed the total attendance at twenty thousand, though fifteen thousand is probably cutside the actual limit. Practically every state and every great educational institution in the Union was represented, and the stimulating effect of this vast assemblage must be felt in every hamlet from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
Notes. One of the prettiest tilts in Washington was between President Draper, of Illinois, and the Massachusetts brethren over the district versus the township system. Which (?) is of the present century, anyhow?
Emporia, and the speaker proved to be President Taylor, of the State Normal School of Kansas. He spoke in another part of the city in the evening, his theme in both cases being, “The Place of the Child in the New Education."
The new Congressional Library building was constantly thronged with visitors. The authorities were kind enough to throw it open for two or three evenings. The effect of the electric lights on the beautiful interior surpasses the imagination and thousands stood spell-bound at the dazzling sight. The grand staircase, the long marble colonnades, the richly decorated pavilions, and the great central dome with its superb overhanging galleries vied with each other in contributing to the glory of the whole interior. This building is held to be the finest of its kind on the globe, and every patriot's heart beats faster as he realizes that every part of it is American; and yet that structure, noble as it is, must be but the first of a long train of similar and even nobler buildings that will rise in all parts of this great land. An acquaintance with it and with its decorations is an education in itself.
Dr. Krohn had the ears of the boys and girls when he protested against home study. He insisted that a pupil should not take his work home with him any more than his father should take his work home from the shop or the store.
Scores of Kansas Normal people registered at Kansas headquarters. The representatives of the faculty were President and Mrs. Taylor, Professor and Mrs. Wilkinson, Professor and Mrs. Bailey, Professor and Mrs. Stevenson, and Professor Iden.
The new plan, the Kansas plan, of permitting the active members from each state to select their own member of the nominating committee, worked like a charm. It was a relief to hear nothing of the old cry about rings and close corporations.
The active members from Kansas had a jolly time at their nominating conference and threw bouquets about in a very free way. It all ended by Supt. L. E. Wolfe, of Kansas City, Kansas, providing cream for the whole delegation in token of his joy at being located among the Jayhawkers. Vive le Wolfe!
Governor Isaac Sharp, formerly president of the board of regents, who has been engaged in business in Washington for several years past, was a welcome visitor at Kansas headquarters. He says that business is gratifying. He still takes a deep interest in everything pertaining to Kansas and will probably retire to the sunflowers to spend his declining days.
Hon. M. H. Peters and his genial wife placed the entire Kansas delegation under heavy obligations by throwing open their beautiful home for a reception on Tuesday evening. The parlors were thronged with merry Kansans for several hours and the occasion proved one of the happiest of the entire week. Senator and Mrs. Harris were also honored guests along with other Kansans residing in Washington.
The “undersigned" knows at least two prominent Kar at Washington who did not attend a single meeting of the N. E. A. They saw the signs, both by day and night, and assure me they made up for absence from the meetings by reading all the papers afterwards as they appear in the volume of proceedings. Would it not be a good idea to have the meetings somewhere else than where the side shows draw so heavily?
Superintendent Smith, of Lawrence, was made one of the vice presidents of the association, Superintendent Dyer, of Wichita, was made director for Kansas, and Professor Wilkinson was make financial agent of the Board of Trustees to look after Kansas bonds. This was a pretty good half day's work for Superintendent Davidson as a member of the nominating committee. Professor Wilkinson was elected secretary of the Normal section. John MacDonald was reelecteu president of the Educational Press section.
Camp Alger was the great attraction even over that finest city on the continent and multitudes of pedagogues visited the boys in blue every day. Of course all Kansans found the Twenty-second Kansas and paid it their respects. The first general dress parade occured on the evening of our visit, and we were delighted to see Company H make such a fine showing. Captain Stevenson has a right to be exceeding proud of his men. Thanks to all the boys for the hearty welcome they gave us as we entered quarters.
They are telling a good joke on some Emporians who went to one of the finest churches in Washington, expecting to hear some Eastern educator of high degree and to enjoy the music of the best organist in the city. To their surprise they learned that the organist was spending the month at Americus, near
And weaving webs;
And they twain were one!
Will McClintock and Martie Whaley, '93, were married last spring and will be glad to see their friends at their home in Topeka.
Fred. Cowan and Grace Culver, '99, were married in Emporia on August 10. They are keeping house at 814 West Fifth street, Topeka.
Grace Kelly, music class '97, and Rev. G. C. Cromer, late pastor St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Emporia, were married September 14.
F. M. Chapman, '95, and Inis Avery, '97, were married April 15. They are at home at Scottsville, Mr. Chapman being principal of the city schools.
August 17, Chas. M. Rose, '98, and Dema M. Mossman, '97, were married at Eskridge, Kansas. Their address is Waverly, Mr. Rose being principal of the city schools.
A. C. Wheeler, Jr., '97, and Florence J. Liggett, '92, were married September 7. Their home is at Garden City, Kansas, Mr. Wheeler being superintendent of the city schools.
Joseph C. Kenwell, '95, and Margaret Melrose were married on Thursday afternoon, July 28, at Franklinville, N. Y. Their home is at Bald Mountain, Colorado, Mr. Kenwell being principal of the city schools.
S. A. Bardwell, '95, and Edith Thomas were married at Leonardville, Kansas, on Tuesday, August 23. Their friends will be welcome at Randolph, Kansas. Mr. Bardwell is principal of the city schools.
Married, William N. Logan and Nettie C. DeBaun, '97, Emporia, August 31. At home, 5496 Ellis avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Logan is taking post-graduate work in the University of Chicago.
Herman H. Gerardy, '96, and Myrtle B. Howe, '98, were married at the home of the bride's parents, in Emporia, Saturday, August 27. Their Normal friends will find them at home' at Jewell City, where Mr. Gerardy is principal of the city schools.