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S. ELKINS, 128 Broome st.
MRS. C, SCARAM, 214 East 630 st.



President Maclay and the new Board nation. In all probability there is no

of Education now begin their work in absolute or immediate danger to pupils PUBLISHED WEEKLY earnest. There was enough experience in the building. The superintendent has BY THE SCHOOL NEWS CO.,

in the few months that preceded the va- recommended that the walls and roof be No. 156 Fifth ave., cor. Twentieth st.,

cation to acquaint the new members with strengthened, but there appears to be no

their duties, their general extent and appropriation available for this purpose. NEW YORK.

character. In some things the Board The examination by Superintendent SnyH. S. FULLER,


could not then be held responsible, but it der has given rise to much alarm on the

has now inaugurated and settled its pol- part of the parents in the vicinity of this NEW YORK. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1895. icy, and the responsibilities will rest school, and they are justly entitled to

with it. There are likely to be but few have the building made entirely safe Cerms: $2.00 a year,

5 cents a copy.

changes in the membership the coming without taking any chances for the lives

year, and the work of the Board should and safety of their children. There apSubscriptions to SCHOOL may be sent by Money Orders, Express Orders, Postal Note, Registered be more continuous and effective for this pears to be little doubt that if the buildLetter, or by Bank Check, at our risk. The full name and address should always be written plainly. reason.

ing were located in the lower part of the Teachers may also subscribe by sending a Postal

city the Building Department would deCard to this office with address and the time of subscription desired.

The press in some quarters does not clare it unsafe, and unless it is absoluteseem to take kindly to the efforts of Mr. ly secure there should be no chances

BRENTANO'S, No. 124 Fifth ave.

Maclay, approved by the Board of Edu-
E. J. NIEUWLAND & CO., 10th ave. an'i 157th at. cation in securing sites for schools in the
Washington Heights.
new parks recently provided in the

The committee, of which Commissionthickly settled parts of the city. It may er Ketchum is chairman, will report at

perhaps not be within the scope of the an early date the outline of a bill to be GETTING TO WORK.

statute under which these parks are pro- presented at the coming session of the If the first school weeks prove, as they vided, but the idea is certainly in accord Legislature. The care of the schools in do so frequently in September, unusually with the spirit of the proposition that this district is one of the most urgent · hot and trying for pupils and teachers has come from Bishop Potter and those needs that the Board of Education now who have been for two months unre- who are interested and working for has before it. There is ample space for strained by school walls and regulations, school interests in those districts. The

one or two new wards in this new territhere will still be the recollection of a plan is certainly more feasible than that

tory, but what all the schools need is to cool and fragrant summer, to strengthen first outlined, requiring all schools to get away from ward lines. A bill that and stimulate. After a holiday it is not be located in park grounds, a plan that would provide for dividing the city into easy to settle oneself down into harness would swallow up so much of the city's School Districts would meet not only the again. Who has not felt the irksome funds that it would soon be brought to needs of this new district, but also what restraint; the temptation almost irre- a stand. In the new parks which come has long been needed all over the city. sistable to throw all care to the winds; to the city in the upper districts, there the envy for the life of a bird that has

are also abundant opportunities for proapparently no cares or serious duties! viding school sites now, that will realize In nearly all the municipalities of the But, if it were known, if the bird itself for the future some of the most extrava- country the school jurisdiction is by disknew, there would probably be serious gant ideas of those who would recon- tricts as distinct from wards or other mere duties to relate. The search for wol'ms struct the schools of the city.

political boundaries. Trustees appointwould not always be found remunera

ed from these districts would be contive; grasshoppers and crickets not al

veniently at hand to look after and to

The new schools in the newly annexed ways plentiful, and berries at times so district of the city have been divided by Schools. In this new territory just ac

administer to the needs of the District or dried that the bird palate

the trustees of the Twenty-fourth Ward, quired, there are numbers of able and would find them tasteless, or the bird

, under whose jurisdiction they are, stomach would often be vacant. The bird, then, if it could think and could among the several members of the competent men among the school officers

who have been retired. board. They are now, under the statute,

They are falook into a schoolroom window-at

miliar with these schools, and they can luncheon time—would probably be quite schools of the city, and subject to all the

look after their needs much better than willing to doff its coat of feathers for the regulations of the Board of Education, chance of becoming for a time, at least,

and they will have to be provided for as

such. The provision for them appears a pupil or a teacher.

as yet to be uncertain, and the commitSchools in Brooklyn and Jersey City

A new bill should not provide for too tee, of which Commissioner Strauss is much reform. If the present Board of began their year's work this week. In chairman, will probably report at the

Education is successful in effecting no Brooklyn it is stated that, notwithstand

other general reform than a thorough reing the increased accommodations of the meeting next week some action with re

organization of the city schools on a past year, there is still a lack of room for gard to them. Mr. John E. Eustis, one

of the trustees of the Twenty-third basis of equitably divided school districts, all who would wish to attend. In New

under the jurisdiction of local trustees, York the work on the new buildings has Ward, states that some of the schools

a not been so rapid as Superintendent

are lacking in supplies for the pupils it will have effected a work of greater

who will assemble next Monday. The value than any single measure that has Snyder had wished and expected it would

been secured for the schools during the city will, of course, be required to probe. There is always wait and delay on vide these supplies.

present generation. the part of contractors, and no school is sure until the principal finds himself at his desk with his pupils before him. There All the schools in the District will FOR THIRTEENTH WARD TRUSTEE. is no reason to doubt, however, that a probably be opened next week, including Among the candidates for the vacant trustee. few weeks, and in all probability the the Wakefield School. Superintendent ship in the Thirteenth Ward is Dr. Robert Abra

hams, a prominent physician. Dr. Abrahams appresent month, will see the new build- Snyder has had further examination ,

peared before the committee well recommended. ings that were expected, completed and made of the condition of this building,

Moses H. Grossman and Mr. Magen, a Grand st. occupied by the several departments. and the reports confirm the first exami- dry goods merchant, are also candidates.

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THE CITY PARKS. The special meeting of the Board of Education called on August 14th was for the purpose of taking measures to secure sites for seven new schoolhouses.

The members present were Commissioners Holt, Hubbell, Hurlbut, Ketchum, Mack, McSweeney, Prentiss, Van Arsdale, Meirowitz, Kelly, Beneville and Wehrum, Goulden, Hunt, Montant and President Maclay. The following communication sent to Mayor Strong by Bishop Potter, and referred to the Board of Education.

DEAR SIR:-If a committee come to you in regard to a new public schoolhouse in Rivington st., I hope you will give them a warm welcome and vigorous backing. Dr. Robbins, of the College Settlement, wishes to secure adoption by the Board of Education and Park Commissioners for a really worthy scheme of a school, with adequate playground and baths. Here is a chance to build the finest schoolhouse New York has ever dreamed of, and to associate your administration with a yood, noble and monumental work, which I hope you will seize and approve with your usual amount of vigor. Believe me, always faithfully yours.

H. C. POTTER. The proposed sites are at First ave. and 918t st.; St. Nicholas ave., between 126th and 127th sts.; south side of 20th st., between First and Second

MRS. H. DOROTHY BEACH, aves.; Rivington st., between Forsyth and El

School Inspector for the First District. dridge sts. ; block bounded by Varick, North Moore and Beach sts.; block bounded by East Broadway, Scammell, Henry and Gouverneur sts.; East 149th st., from Beach to Mount Vernon aves. It was unanimously resolved to petition the Supreme Court, through the Corporation Counsel, for the appointment of commissioners to condemn for school sites the property described.

The Board passed a resolution requesting the school trustees of the several wards where small parks are being laid out to make application to


[Contributed.] the Board of Education for the erection of schools Mrs. H. Dorothy Beach, who was recently ap- REMEMBERING AN ASSOCIATE. in such parks when they are established. The pointed a School Inspector in the First District by

It is well known among the teachers that one privilege of erecting schools in these parks is pro- Mayor Strong, was for seven years a teacher in

of their number is an inmate of the insane asylum vided for in Chapter No. 293, Laws of 1895. The Grammar School No. 38, of which Miss Mary J.

at Poughkeepsie. Years ago she was rescued new parks are being established at Corlears Hook, Gallagher is principal. It was there she was dis

from an obscure retreat by one of her co laborers. Mulberry st. and East River Park. covered by Mr. Homer P. Beach, who was then a

Her claims were presented to and recognized by trustee in the Eighth Ward, and there and then the Teachers' Association. Dr. Elgas, Mrs. Emily OBITUARY.

he surrendered unconditionally, in recognition of White and others have been unremitting in their

her superior qualities. Mrs. Beach is particularly efforts for her comfort.
fitted for this appointment, not only by her ex-

A committee of two, Miss Josephine Rogers and Teachers in all parts of the city will hear with perience, but from her natural tastes and her ac

Miss Mary Dillon, were appointed to visit the sorrow of the sudden death of Miss Kate A. Rog. quaintance with this part of the city. She be.

institution July 5th. They were accompanied by ers, principal of the Primary department of No. came a teacher from her love of the work, and Miss Sarah Buckelew and Dr. Robert Keyser. 79. Miss Rogers had been spending the summer

made an excellent record in the school. While of One of the party had been a schoolmate of the in Connecticut with her family, and was, to all

a domestic disposition, she is fond of children unfortunate lady. They had not met for many appearances, quite well. She had not been seri- and is not afflicted with fads She was a pupil

years, but as the visitor entered the corridor sbe

was singled out and warmly accosted by her ously sick recently, though last winter she had a in the Greenwich Avenue School in the Ninth

Cnristian name. They were left alone for a severe attack of the grip, which did not, however, Ward. Miss Cavannah is principal of this school; while, and opportunity given for unrestrained keep her from school duties. She was an earnest her influence is always left on her pupils, and converse or for complaint if necessary. But the worker, and had been principal of this depart. her school is recognized as one of the best girls'

committee will undoubtedly report that the lady

is receiving the most fitting care for her malady. ment since the school was organized, some fifteen schools in New York. Mrs. Beach went from

The visitors were shown through the parlors, years ago. Her death was the result of a stroke there to the Normal College, from which she was halls an i refectories, all adorned with blooming of apoplexy. Her funeral services were held at graduated in the class of '81. What she does not plants and flowers. They especially admired the her home in Plainfield, N. J., where she was know of the schools of the city, Mr. Beach will be

air of home comfort and of exquisite cleanness by

which all were pervaded. buried. able to instruct her in, and the First District,

The asylum is an imposing edifice surrounded which includes the First, Second, Third, Fourth, by three hundred acres, on an eminence overELIZABETH M. STUART.

Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Wards, bas in her one of looking the Hudson. From her dormitory this Miss Elizabeth M. Stuart, a capable teacher in the best equipped school officers in New York.

river can be seen gliding like a silver thread be

tween verdant banks; also the railroad bridge by Miss Hannah A. Sill's department of No. 25, died

which it is spanded. The schoolmate left behind during the summer vacation. Miss Stuart had


in this room suitable clothing and many articles been ill since last January, when she was obliged to

of comfort. All honor to her that she has thus

The new store of James McCreery & Co. on 230 give up her school work. She taught for some

ennobled the outset of her vacation by visiting and years in this school, which she attended as a girl

st., near Sixth ave., notice of which appeared in the clothing one who was sick and in prison.' and from which she went to the Normal College.

last issue of School, is to be ready for opening on departure, when the grated door was closed be. Thursday, September 19. This store will be of the tween the two worlds, as one of the visitors said, same character as the well-known house at 11th st.

"A lump came into my throat. We turned from Commodore Samuels as commander of the and Broadway. The entire building will be occu

time to time and saw her standing at the bars, steamer City of Lowell during the yacht races,

stately in posture, benign in visage. Her wistful beginning Saturday of this week, is determined pied, and it will be fully equipped in all its depart

gaze alone betokened the little rift within the to show that he has the fleetest vessel on the ments with stocks in the widest variety, and of the

lute. Farewell, until we meet again; soon, it shall coast. It will be interesting to see if the “Fast finest quality. Messrs. McCreery & Co. expect to be, even if not on this side of the river. We will Clipper Line" can transfer its vitality to a modern make this house one of the largest centres for fine meet and hold converse; the sweet bells no longer steel, twin screw steamer,

goods, at reasonable prices, in this country.

jangled and she herself in her right mind.'” °x.



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building should be made absolutely safe by the city,

Primary School No. 22, in the Seventeenth Ward,

before it is used for school purposes, and to exert

their efforts to bave it done. What would be is almost complete, and it will probably be ready to

HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO., BOSTON. accommodate the applicants this month. their position if the lives of a score or more

This firm have issued in Riverside Series The

Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, with biographiThe new Grammar School at Fox and Simpson children were sacrificed ? This is still a part of their

cal eketch of the author, Oliver Wendell Holmes; sts. in the Twenty-third Ward is to be fitted up duty, as school officers, although they are no Hawthorne's Twice Told Tales, with introductory with tbe Pease Combined Steam and Air Heater, longer in office.-Editor SCHOOL.

note by George Parsons Lathrop; Old China, and the first of tbis kind tbat bas been used in New

Other Essays, by Charles Lamb. This is the first

time that The Autocrat has appeared in a cheap York schools.

edition, but this edition with its notes is deserving All the repairs of the schools will be completed


of a place in any library. this week. Primary No. 22 and Grammar No. 10

Masterpiece of British Literature. will be opened for pupils on Monday, and GramRolling Partitions for schoolrooms have become a

GINN & CO., BOSTON. mar No. 5 later in the month. The Normal College recognized necessity in the public schools of large

The Principles of Physics, by Alfred P. Gage. cities chapel repairs will also be completed in the course

Formerly in New York as in other small

This is a republication of a favorite text book with of the week.

touns the assembly room of the school was only additions, bringing it up to date.
made use of for general purposes. Now the de-

mand for increased accommodation and a more

Graduates' Courses, 1895 and 1896. A bandbook PLAINTS AND QUERIES.

liberal air space for sanitary purposes bring into of the graduate courses of all the principal univer

use every available portion of the school building sities and colleges of the country. It has been CONDITION OF THE WAKEFIELD SCHOOL. for classroom use. The use of the Rolling Partition

carefully compiled by an editorial board of gradu

ate students, with C. A. Duniway, of Harvard, as Editor School: has been esprcially effective. It is not only better

editor-in-chief, and it is a needed, and will prove DEAD SIR:-In your paper of the 15th of Au- than sliding doors, for it economizes space, but it a valuable, reference book. gust I see an account of our school building, is also much more salutary, and may be much

AMERICAN BOOK CO., NEW YORK AND CHICAGO. which you claim, among other misstatements, of more effectively treated in the sub-division of

First Year in French, L. C. Simms. being dangerous and unfit for the purpose. I can schoolrooms.

White's Outline Studies of The United States. easily conceive who gave you the report. There The Wilson Rolling Partitions manufactured by A suggestive treatment of the combined study of is not a true statement in the report, except the James Godfrey Wilson, No. 74 West 23d st., have

history and geography for young people.

Psychology and Education, by Ruric N. Roark. names of trustees. In the first place, the build. become known throughout the entire country, and

The Northern Appalachians, by Bailey Willis. ing did not cost within $6,000 of your statement, their use has been applied not simply to school. The sixth number of the Geographical Monoand there was no lax state of affairs as reported. rooms, but more than two thousand churches and graphs.

Stiffer's “Das Heidedorf,” Seidel's “Die MoThere was a report started about the roof being public institutions have adopted them. This pro

nate," and “Der Lindenbaum." Prepared for unsafe, by some people that were soreheads and duct of American ingenuity has also met with

school use by. Dr. Ernest Richard, R. Arrow. disappointed contractors, and the Board had an favor in other countries, and in India. China and smith and Max Lentz. These stories by classic expert to make examinations, and your Board the West Indies, the orders for them are continu.

writers are arranged for the reading of advanced

students in German. have his report. He advised some repairs, which ally increasing, it having been found that they are

"Contes Et Legends." An arrangement of were made to satisfy these people. The report in no less adapted to the tropical climates than to the simple stories in Folk Lore by H. A. Guerber for regard to janitor is in part true; the only part of temperate and colder zones. The partitions are students of French. truth is that the janitor is an assistant at present. composed of narrow wood slats, skilfully fitted

• Myths of Northern Lands.” Narrated with The report on old building is untrue. The report

special reference to literature and art. By H. A. with joints and threaded on steel bands so that

Guerber. that we owe about $2,000 to contractor is also they become as flexible as a piece of leather, at “Elements of Geometry.” Plane and solid. By untrue. We owe him nothing. We owe about the same time light and permanent. In some in- John Macnie. Edited by Emerson E. White. $1,000 on repairs and supplies, and turn over to stances the smooth surface of the partition when

"Webster's Academic Dictionary.” A new

abridged edition of the International Edition. your Board about $18,000 (eighteen thousand dol. unrolled is prepared for blackboard use in the lars) to offset the above claims, which I think is classroom. A most valuable feature of the Wil.

C. W. BARDEEN, SYRACUSE. as good showing as any other district in the an. son Partitions is their durabilty. The slats are so

A Working Manual of American History, by

William H. Mace. nexed district has reported. I know, on the adjusted as to accommodate themselves to atmos

Outlines of Psychology, by Henry G. Williams. whole, the report is the basest and wholesale pack pheric changes and they are practically unaffected

WILLIAM BEVERLY HARISON, NEW YORK.of misstatements that I ever saw in print, and I by dampness or dry weather, and are rarely

"Simple Lessons in the Study of Nature.” For think the grossest insinuation to the Board of warped or twisted out of shape. When repairs the use of pupils. By Isabella G. Oakley. Education that I ever read in print, and it calls are to be made damaged sections can be quickly

RAND & McNaLLY, CHICAGO AND NEW YORK. for a retraction through your paper, as the report, removed and a whole partition taken apart or put "Grammar School and Primary Geographies. to say the least, gives the impression to the public together again within a few moments.

Prepared with new diagrams, maps and engrav. that the Board has been robbing the district and The factories of Mr. Wilson are located at

ings. is liable to prosecution, if your statement is true; Olean, New York, and pamphlets containing a if it is not true, somebody else is guilty of slander full description of the partitions and the arrange

AT A SUMMER RESORT. and defamation of character. ments for making use of them can be had on ap.

At the “Gorge," Black Rock Beach, Conn., a Yours, etc.,

plication to the office in West 23d st. In connec- recent newspaper paragraph says, a morning S. J. HENRY. tion with the partitions Mr. Wilson manufactures

musicale was given. Two hours of melody were WAKEFIELD, N. Y. City, Sept. 2.

Rolling Venetian Blinds, Block Flooring for hard- enjoyed by the guests. Miss Adelaide Haight, We have received a number of similar letters from wood floors, and Steel Shutters.

contralto, sang a number of songs and received Walter Serviss, a former trustee and others; and

several encores. Miss Haight also sang Mrs other letters condemning severely the Wakefield

James R. Franklin's (John Lloyd Whitney) comschool, the trustees, their architect, and the


position, “Supplication." Mrs. Franklin then manner in which the school was built.

The ar

Excise Commissioner Julius Harburger, in a sang in Italian a waltz song, “Queen of the ticle referred to was copied by SCHOOL from a recent address upon the liberal enforcement of Night," composed by Mrs. Torrey. For an encore New York paper, and was so credited.

As one

the Sunday closing law, paid a glowing tribute to she gave the little song. "Love Go Hang," in of the party who visited the district at the time Mr. James J. McCoy, vice principal of No. 15,

English, and, by request, one of her own latest of which it speaks, its statements appear to us under whose care the Commissioner laid a founda- compositions, “Bear Thou My Greeting," a love correctly repeated, as they were made by the tion for his present greatness. The Commissioner, song Miss Haight is the excellent principal of officers in charge of the schools. If they made in the course of his remarks, said: “That gentle- Primary No. 28, in East 124th st. misstatements we shall be pleased to correct man and scholar always held up to us the motto, them. The trustees of the school, so far as we · Boys, be honest; and if you have any convic are informed, are men of standing and character tions give them honestly.' The love of country,

A VACANCY IN NO. 75. in the community. We have no reason to believe the respect for our starry banner, the love that a The candidates for the position of second asthat they or their architect dealt dishonorably in pati iotic citizen has for liberty, these and other sistant in Grammar No. 75, recently made vacant the trust imposed on them; and the article men. patriotic sentiments, inculcated in my youth, by the transfer of Mr. Wm. J. O'Shea to the tioned makes no such reflection. But the fact have never left me. They are to-day more strongly Twelfth Ward, are William T. Ryan, the present remains that this new building in question, is the imbedded in my being."

third assistant in No. 75, who is in the line of proonly school in the district which is reported un- The Commissioner is one of the city's most motion; James C. Byrnes, second assistant in No. safe by the Superintendent of School Buildings. public spirited citizens. A Hebrew, he is one of 7, and Edward Mandel, third assistant in No. 20. It would probably be condemned by the Building the leaders of his race in this country, and his Mr. Ryan has not yet received his license, and Department of the city; and in view of the recent utterances upon various questions find their way will probably not be promoted. Mr. Byrnes, of Ireland building disaster, we think the parents are to the remotest parts of the country. Among the No. 7, is an excellent teacher with a strong record. justified in taking no risks. What Mr. Henry and teachers of the city the Commissioner has hun- Mr. Mandel is a lawyer, and has made a good his associates trustee should do, is to insist that the dreds of friends.


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Trustee Henry H. Haight, of the Seventeenth department, has returned from a pleasant visit of The glassy river's in a dream beneath the spreading

Ward, passed the summer in a visit to his early several weeks in the Berkshire Hills. It is whistrees, home in Connecticut.

pered that Miss Scott intends taking before long The skiff is pulled upon the bank, the reeds for- Trustee Merritt, of the Seventeenth Ward, has

a much longer vacation. get to sigh;

been rusticating on his farm in Newburg, and he The smiling skies look hotly down upon the beer

Mr. P. F. Shea, of Grammar No. 2, Dr. William returns as brown as a berry. and cheese

L. Ettinger's school, has spent the summer in the That make us not as happy as a linen butterfly.

Commissioner W. H. Hurlburt is looking as

Catskills. Mr. Shea secured a record for himself tanned and rugged as a sailor, after his summer There is no breeze to fan the brow, the tree-toad's

last season by the admission of twenty-nine pupils excursions from the Union League Club.

to the City College from his class. piping shrill, The bicyclers are flying by and raise great clouds

Mr. Henry G. Schneider made the trip from of dust; Denver through Yellowstone Park and thence to

Commissioner Hugh Kelly, recently appointed The tennis court is empty, the piano's never still, Alaska. He returned with his party last week.

by Mayor Strong, married a lady who was an The prospect and surroundings fill our vision with

efficient teacher in the Seventeenth Ward. They Trustee Richard S. Treacy, of the Twenty-second

have five children. Mr. Kelly and his family are disgust.

Ward, has been seriously ill with an attack of ty. spending their vacation at Rockaway Beach. Far from this summer paradise then let us quicklyphoid fever during the summer. He is now imfly! proving rapidly.

Dr. Ernest R. Birkins, principal of new GramCome, let us in the noisy town renew our happy

Ex-Commissioner Moriarty and his family have

mar School No. 10, reached home on Monday from youth ! been passing the summer at Long Branch. The

the Thousand Islands, where he spent the sumThe lily on the mud bank is a blooming snow-white commissioner is looking as healthful and vigorous

Dr. Birkins desires to be on the ground and lie, as he did ten y ars ago.

ready in advance at the opening of his school. The 'skeeter on the winglet is a very lively truth.

Mr. Fred Myer, of Grammar No. 75, made a President Maclay is presented in the Rider Come, let us seek the city, with its noisy rat-tat

pleasant vacation trip with his family to Sea and Driver as the man on horseback; a Director tat.

Cliff, where they were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. of the Monmouth County Horse Show Association, High in the clouds of heaven, in the busy mart

Walter T. L. Dickie, at their summer cottage. The same number also gives a portrait of ex Comremote, There are flowers in the soap-box at the window of Miss Julia Richman, principal of the Female

missioner Guggenheimer, who is a vice-president the flat department of No. 77, and Miss A. S. Williams, of

of the Association. Which, opened at each end, is like a breezy ferry. the Nineteenth Ward, were passengers on the re- Mr. William O'Shea, who was formerly a boat.

turn trip of the Persia from Europe last week. teacher in the Male Grammar of No. 75, of which We'll stretch upon the divan, and berate the spread- Miss Ada I. Reece, of G. S. No. 89, Miss T. L.

Mr. John Demarest is the principal, and now of ing elm, Atkinson's department, spent the most of the

the Twelfth Ward, in company of Mr. B. J. And ridicule the holyhock that's busting in the summer vacation at home in the city. It is ru.

Reilly, of No. 12, spent several weeks during vacasun, mored that she will not long remain a tea er.

tion at Asbury Park. Or climb unto the roof and linger in the starry realm,

Commissioners Wehrum and Van Arsdale Superintendeut Jasper is back from Mount Desert With music and with steamer chair when all the passed several days in Sullivan Co. with President with his family, where they have passed the day is done.

Hunter of the Normal College, at the resort at summer sailing and cod fishing. Mr. Jasper is

which he has been staying during the summer. looking much better than when he went away, Then if we'd know the joys of life that in the hills entrance, Miss Margaret Cahalan, a bright Normal Col

and he is thoroughly recovered, he says, and feel. And all the rosy poetry that lingers in the dell, lege graduate of '95, has been appointed a regular ing better than he has for many years. We'll find it in the papers in the colors of romance substitute in Grammar No. 17, Miss Amelia Kier.

Trustee Hanford Crawford,of the Twenty second So bright in the prospectus of the mountain top sted's department, which she attended as a pupil.

Ward, reached home from his trip abroad the botel.

-Puck. All the members of the Buard of Education, latter part of August, greatly benefited by the

with the possible exception of Commissioners change. Mr. Crawford and his wife traveled

Rogers and Adams, who are still in Europe, will nearly five hundred miles in Southern England

probably be present at the Board meeting next on their wheels. This gave them an excellent
Mr. A. H. Kennedy, one of the trustees of the

opportunity of visiting many points of interest, Ninth Ward, is about to resign.

Commissioner Mack, who expects soon to be the

and the experience was particularly enjoyable. Mrs. Eliza R. Sullivan, of Primany No. 6, spent only bachelor in the Board of Education, takes no

Mr. Thomas J. Boyle, of No. 82, Mr. Coleman's the summer on the seashore at Asbury Park. vacation during the summer, but hopes to get

school, has a pleasant surprise for the teachers of Mr. Cecil A. Kidd, of Grammar No. 3, has made away for a month or more next winter on a trip

that department next week, and will doubtless his home the past summer on Fordham Heights. to Europe.

receive many congratulations. Mr. Boyle was Dr. Roberts B. Keyser, of Grammar No. 3, Miss Matilda H. Hoogland, the first assistant

married during the summer to Miss Margaret E. passed the summer with his family at Roseland, teacher in the Primary of Grammar No. 79, of Downey, of Miss Blake's department of No. 6. New Jersey.

which Miss Rogers was principal, will have Miss Downey taught formerly in the Primary deMiss Mary C. McGuire, of the Nineteenth Ward, charge of the Primary department at the opening partment of which Miss Ford is principal. The sailed for home on her return trip from Europe next week.

school loses an excellent teacher, and Mr. Boyle last Thursday.

Miss Sarah L. Scott, of Superintendent Jasper's gains a most admirable helpmate.

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Dr. Simon, Graduate of the College of the City Ried, Cornell, No. 59; A. M. Bissell, Martin, Canwere more or less accurate. He and Professor of New York, '89, is on the staff of the County non, No. 62; A. N. Beale, No. 11; Davis, P. D. Stratford left for Yellowstone Park.

Hospital. To their kindness, I owe much of the No. 56; Wm. F. Hughes, No. 35; Annie Thomson, But this year the New York city teachers did pleasure of my stay at Denver.

No. 20; M. E. Donaldson, No. 47; Kate P. Mcenlighten their colleagues from the platform. The Twenty-third Ward schools are well repre- Dona, Laura Skinner, Henry G. Schneider, CathYour modest correspondent discussed in the Art sented at Denver, seven teachers of No. 90, one of erine Helion, Emanuella McGrath and sister, Department Prof. Ives' paper on

“ Art Objects No. 62 and 2 of No. 85, whose names are found on Mary I. Cotton, Carrie Turner, No. 90; D. B. Frisand Museums—their Use as Aids in Elementary the accompanying list. The down town schools bee, principal No. 4; H. D. Frisbee; Sarah Goldie, Schools,” and let the assembled art instructors are also well represented, though not in such large Emma Goldie, G. S. No. 25; Mrs. M. A. Goldie, know what New York city was doing in the numbers.

Sarah E. Kirk, Robert J. Gray, Emily A. Waters, direction Director Ives and Librarian Dana of This year's Convention then, was a remarkable F. J. Fessenden, Misses Walker, F. M. Flanly, Denver had pointed out in the papers presented. success in properly placing our city schools before No. 51; R. M. Flanly, No. 84; Mrs. M. T. Bauch.

Dr. Rice read a paper on “The Next Step in the tribunal of the nation, for perhaps the best mann, No. 17; A E. Downing, Adelaide Sheak, Our Elementary Schools," which he conceived as impression was produced by the New York con. C. T. McFarlane, Principal W. B. Friedberg, No. being: a. Substitution of teacher for text book ; tingent in the little conversations on the trains, 95; Miss S. Freystadt, James G. McMurry, Misses b. Improvement of our normal schools.

in hotel lobbies, and the numerous trips to the Mary McCormick, Josephine Gibney, No. 85; T. Mr. Schneider, of Grammar School No. 90, got the different resorts with which Denver and the W. Coughlan, Principal Edgar Vanderbilt, No. 55; floor and showed the doctor, to the great amuse- whole State of Colorado abound.

Jennie Caldwell, Mrs. E. Vanderbilt, Miss G. ment of the audience, that he had failed in his Here is a field in which our New York Society Vanderbilt, Francis R. Clair, Miss Addie Duncan, own address to carry out his own recommendation of Pedagogy can work to good advantage through No. 59; A. A. Sowarby, A. L. Kip, Jane A. of substituting teacher for text book, inasmuch correspondence with similar organizations Schemerhorn. as he read his address from type written sheets- throughout the United States, and oy the election

his text-book. He also proved that D. R. Page, of corresponding members in the different city Grammar School No. 90, New York city, or 610
in his “ Theory and Practice of Teaching,” pub- systems." Though unauthorized by the Executive West 47th st.
lished in 1847, had anticipated the doctor's recom. Committee. I have paved the way for such an
mendation to abolish the text-book from the alliance with teachers in cities scattered all over
recitation, the only new point being to abolish it the country, and shall be happy to place the cor-

from the classroom and pupil's hands—a very responding secretary of the society in communi-
doubtful extension of the idea of D. R. Page, the cation with similar organizations of teachers, as

The novel in the September Lippincott is A Case
Empire State's pioneer of the so-called “New outlined in the report I made in 1888 as corres-

in Equity, by Francis Lynde. The scene is a "boom" Education." ponding secretary.

town in the South, with the adjoining country, to Mr. Schneider's remarks were so interesting to Of President Butler I may say, that the N. E. A. whicb a young Northerner went in search of health, the assembly that the chairman was forced to members can tell of some actions of his as presi- and found it and some other things. Morning extend his time twice, and thus gave him a chance dent that pleased them as little as his actions as Mists is one of Julien Gordon's strongest tales, to prove that our College of the city of New York engineer of the Compromise Bill pleased us, the though it has a very mature heroine and a very is the best kind of Normal School, meeting the teachers of New York city, but of this I shall doctor's recommendation of a Normal School with speak hereafter.

young hero. Charles Newton Hood tells How the

La Rue Stakes were Lost, in a way bigbly creditgood teaching and good methods in its regular If the Denver Convention be a fair example, I

able to the losers. Helen Fraser Lovett, in A Mute departments with the proofs that if these two should not hesitate in giving every teacher who Miltou, gives a revised version of a classic fairy recommendations were the “Next Steps in Ele. can afford the outlay, the advice to go and hear tale. The Literary Woman at the Picnic, by Ella mentary Schools, those steps had already been what the fellow-teachers all over the country are Wheeler Wilcox, evidently contains more truth taken.

doing. Perhaps the very best help will be gotten, than fiction. Charles Stuart Pratt relates the To furnish new ground for the succeeding not from the learned, profound disquisitions of

history of Napoleon and the Regent Diamond, speakers, he advanced the proposition that the the college president or professor, but from the

which was of importance to the conqueror and to next step for our elementary school teachers was conversation with the earnest workers, who like

the fate of Europe in more ways than one. Ellen

Duvall writes on Moliere. Edward Fuller has a to rise in their newly felt consciousness of the ourselves, have had the practical experience in

sharp article on The Decadent Drama.
dignity of their holy office and to resent such the classroom. He or she cannot fail to come
officious recommendations of experts" and col. away with an increased sense of the dignity of

The Atlantic Monthly for September contains

the first installment of a three part story, by lege professors until they, the common school the profession and a higher resolution to continue

Charles Egbert Craddock, entitled The Mystery of teachers, had practically tested their value in their earnestly in the difficult work of training our

Witch-Face Mountain. The second of Dr. John classrooms. Prof. Butler might know the mind children's mind.

Fiske's historical papers has for a subject John of the young man at college, he did not know the E. D Farrel, Assistant Superintendent, read a Smith in Virginia. Bradford Torrey contributes mind of the child while at school—therefore any paper on “Correlation,” that was commended as anotber Tennessee sketch, Chickamauga, which and all of his recommendations must be carefully a thoughtful, practical view of the subject, view- will be of special interest in view of this summer's tested before allowing their introduction into a ed in the light of schoolroom experience. His

memorable gathering at Lookout Mountain. The whole city system. paper was read at a general meeting of the asso

paper in the August issue by James Schouler, upon For this reference to the ill-fated Pavey Bill, ciation, and was warmly applauded. New York

President Polk's Diary, is ably supplemented in this

issue by President Polk's Administration, by the Col. Parker declared "the New York City teach. teachers attend all the department sessions from same author. ers, in refusing the plan proposed by Prof. Butler, Art down to Physical Training, the newly organwho is devoting his life to the cause of educacion ized division of the ten sections.

The September number of St. Nicholas opens with (sic), are reactionists." Mr. Schneider replied, In the Art Department, Henry G. Schneider,

a poem, A Battle on Wheels, by Edwin Asa Dix.

This is appropriate to the present widespread inthat while Col. Parker might be trusted to pro. special teacher of drawing in Grammar School

terest in bicycling, for the hero, an inventive pose a plan for reforming or reorganizing New No. 90, explained what methods are in use in our genius, contrives a wonderful unicycle which had York City schools because of his practical knowl. city schools, and how some of the teachers use the only one fault. It made remarkable speed, but the edge of the child mind, yet we teachers or “re- grand Museum of Art Collections to instruct their brake failed to work at the critical moment, so the actionists” of New York City could not trust Prof. pupils. Following is a list of teachers of the city wheel may still be spinning along somewhere in

the world. More successful than this was a mail Butler or any of the advisers of the Committee of schools now attending who have registered at

service by carrier pigeons, established between the Seventy because they not only had no practi- headquarters:

island of Santi Catalina and Los Angeles in Calical acquaintance with the city schools, and not Nich. Murray Butler, President, professor Co- fornia. This is now in daily operation, and is deonly did not consult any teacher in them, but also lumbia College; Chas. R. Skinner, Department of scribed by DeWitt C. Lockwood. James Baldwin because they had no practical knowledge of the Public Instruction; C. F. Wheelock, Regents' Of- contributes a story of the founding of the city of mind of the child in the elementary school period fice, Albany; Geo. E. Hardy, Wm. Stratford, Athens, and of the part therein taken by a horse. from six to fifteen years. College City of New York; M. E. Finley, New

Theodore Roosevelt writes of the storming of the Principal Friedberg of No. 95 is visiting his York City; Mrs. G. Van Aken, Cynthia Lagomar

Alamo, while W. T. Hornaday adds another chap

ter to his Quadrupeds of North America. An brother in the city, and Edgar Vanderbilt of No. sino, Assistant Superintendent Ed. D. Farrel and

Onteora Visitor was a huge black bear, that climbed 65 is making an extended stay in Denver and the wife: Superintendent A. Schauffler and wife; Miss

into the garden of Mrs. Candace Wheeler, in the mountain resorts of Colorado. E. T. Aherne, Primary No. 30; Miss S. A. Aherne,

Catskills, and ate up all her jelly. Charles B. HudMr. Louis Sommers, formerly of No. 77, is a Miss L. R. Dunn, Primary No. 1; Misses M. L. son tells of the Paradise fish, which builds A Real great political power in the city of Denver. Hammel, E. A. Hayes, M. Brennan, No. 20; E. Air-Castle of bubbles for its nest.

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