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the Spanish-American War," and a quaint devices that take all sorts of number of important articles are odd shapes. “The Treasure at the already promised for it.

End of the Rainbow," by A. E.

Bonser, is an old-fashioned fairyThere are many seasonable feat-.

tale full of surprising adventures.

"Tim: A Parrot Story," is the acures in the July number of St. Nicholas. All boys and girls will be

count of a very clever bird owned

by Mrs. Charlotte Boner. Frank interested in “Some Ships of Our

R. Stockton ends his series, "The Navy," a series of fifteen pictures

Buccaneers and Pirates of Our of representative American war ves

Coast," with the typical career of sels, reproduced from photographs.

Mr. Trowbridge's Lieutenant Philip Andrews. U. s. Captain Kidd.

S. N., describes the "Ceremonies and

serial, “Two Biddicut Boys," is also Etiquette of a Man-of-War," show

brought to a conclusion. There are ing the honor with which distin

many verses and jingles, and the

usual profusion of pictures. quished visitors are received on board, the different kinds of salutes, etc. In “The Stamp-Act Box, The July Century opens with a David Walker Woods, Jr., tells of story of the times, "By Order of the the part that unpopular and unjust Admiral," by Winston Churchill, taxes have had in causing two author of "The Celebrity.” This American wars. He also describes deals with a filibustering expedia treasured possession of his family, tion and is full of romance. It is the quaint old box in which the illustrated by B. West Clinedinst. Stamp-Act of 1765 was brought to There are two articles on “Confedthis country. H. A. Ogden, the ar- erate Commerce-Destroyers.” Coltist, writes of "A Great Republican onel John Taylor Wood, comat Court," giving incidents of Dr. mander of the vessel, tells of “The Benjamin Franklin's embassy to Tallahassee's Dash into New York France. The artist-author furnishes Waters," while G. Terry Sinclair a number of illustrations for the describes “The Eventful Cruise of article. “'Capt. Crackers' and the the 'Florida.'” Stephen Bonsal, Monitor” is the story of a little boy's late of the American Legation at pranks in the Navy Yard, told by Madrid, writes of "Holy Week in Elliott McConnell. St. Nicholas's Seville," with illustrations by Joseph class in geography is given a new Pennell. Cornelia Dearth, in "An lesson in "Uncle Sam's Farm' in Artistic Treasure from Spain," deCanada," by C. W. P. Banks.

scribes the recovery of a fine anwill surprise many people to learn tique bust at Elche, a photographic that America owns a large section , reproduction of which accompanies of country, north of its main bound- the article. Poultney Bigelow gives ary and adjoining the Lake of the a resume of “Ten Years of Kaiser Woods. Its ownership is due to a Wilhelm," writing from intimate lack of information on the part of personal knowledge of the aspirathe commissioners who drew the tions of the Emperor and his realiboundary line between the two zations of them. A drawing by the countries. Mary E. Starbuck writes Emperor accompanies the article. of "The Vanes of Nantucket," Henry Eckford briefly considers “Wilhelm II. as Art Patron," and a ful and sympathetic study of his photograph shows the Emperor ini rare and splendid life and character, a costume of the time of Frederick and his place in history. the Great with the artist Menzel. The Right Hon. James Bryce, Mrs. Mabel Loomis Todd, who M. P., the foremost foreign obwent to Northern Japan in 1896 server and critic of American afwith the Amherst eclipse party, con- fairs, enters an earnest plea from tributes a paper entitled “In Aino- the British standpoint for internaLand,” in which she describes a

tional friendship. He shows the wild, hairy race almost unknown essential unity of the two peoples, to the Western world. In the series

and the ways and means by which of “Heroes of Peace," Herbert D.

of late years they have been insenWard writes sympathetically of sibly drawing nearer to each other. "Heroes of the Deep,” with “The

James K. Hosmer analyzes the Author of 'Quo Vadis?'” whose

elements involved in our national works are known to American read

history, our past dependence upon ers through Mr. Curtin's translations. James Bryce is represented

England, our present independence

of her, and recognizes a state of by a highly important essay, in

interdependence as now existing which he analyzes the conception

which should unite the two peoples of "Equality" and examines how far it can be realized politically, if not in the formal Official alliance

as one in effect and sympathy, even socially, and economically. "Mod

advocated by Mr. Olney. ern Dutch Painters" are appreciatively criticized by Mrs. Elizabeth

Henry C. Lea, the well-know! W. Champney, and there are repro

historian of the Inquisition, contribductions of many noted pictures.

utes The Decadence of Spain, a

forcible and convincible showing of A story of Japan, full of warmth and color, is “Purple Eyes,” by John

the causes which have made the Luther Long, whose “Mme. Buz

rule of Spain bring desolation to all terfly" was widely talked about.

her colonies and at last war and Timothy Cole's engravings from

ruin to herself. Old English Masters this month are J. Laurence Laughlin, the disfrom Romney, the frontispiece tinguished political economist, dis"Lady Derby" being one of the cusses lucidly the present monetary most beautiful of all Cole's engrav- position, points out the errors of ings.

finance which in our former war

brought the Treasury to temporary “Gladstone more than any other bankruptcy, and shows the dangers public man of our time,” says the now existing, which arise chiefly July Atlantic, “needs to be studied from the power of the Silver Men with a sympathy, passionate but in the Senate, and their evident dewarm, and with an interest impar- termination to take advantage of tially keen"; and in that spirit its their country's need to push their opening article is devoted to a care- own selfish schemes.

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AND 30, AND JULY 1, 1898.


The Department was called to order in the auditorium of the Hotel Victory on Wednesday, June 29, 1898, at 10 o'clock A. M., by Principal J. P. Cummins of Cincinnati, Chairman of the Executive Committee.

The audience sang the Doxology led by Prof. Gantvoort of Cincinnati, after which Dr. W. O. Thompson offered prayer. Prof. Gantvoort again directed the audience in singing "America" and "Hurrah for the Schools of Ohio."

A telegram from L. W. Day was read, regretting his absence count of serious illness.

Supt. J. W. Zeller of Findlay, President of the Department, was then introduced, but refused to deliver his inaugural until "Old Glory” appeared in the hall. This was an occasion for an outburst of patriotism and while the flag was procured the Department sang "The Star Spangled Banner."

President Zeller then delivered his inaugural address upon “Education and the State."

The subject “Rural Schools” was then discussed under the following heads:

1. “Consolidation", by Gordon Maxwell.

2. "Course of Study and Grading”, by J. L. Trisler of Hartwell and C. L. Loos of Dayton.

3. "Special Branches”, paper by I. C. Guinther of Galion followed by H. M. Parker of Elyria.

4. "High Schools”, by J. P. Treat and J. W. MacKinnon.



AFTERNOON SESSION. Audience sang “America” and “Hurrah for the Schools of Ohio", Prof. Gantvoort leading.

Dr. W. O. Thompson delivered a very excellent address on "Social and Civic Ethics."

Music by Prof. Gantvoort and a special choir of school men.

Principal E. W. Wilkinson of Cincinnati opened the discussion upon "High School Studies in the Grammar Grades.” A very warm discussion followed this subject, participated in by J. W. MacKinnon, H. C. Minnich, Dr. Findley and others, in which "the firing continued after the ammunition was exhausted.”

Supt. W. W. Ross of Fremont, Chairman of the Committee on Necrology, reported the death of ten members of the association, among whom was Reuben McMillan, L. D. Brown and Hampton Bennett. Many members paid tribute to the departed.

The committee on nominations reported as follows: H. B. Williams, President; W. D. Clephane, Secretary.

These gentlemen were elected, after which the Department adjourned.

J. F. Fenton, Secretary. J. W. ZELLER, President.

School Discipline in Relation to Character.

A song by the male chorus followed.

On motion of F. B. Dyer of Madisonville, a message of greeting was sent to the State Teachers' Association of Pennsylvania.

On motion of Dr. J. A. Shawan of Columbus, the following message was sent to Col. W. J. White, formerly of Dayton, now in service at Tampa, Fla., “The Teachers' Association in convention now assembled, sends you greeting and good wishes.

'In army and navy our quoia is full, You may now on our fighting ely

O! Our fighting superintendent is now at

the front, ‘Hurrah for the schools of Ohio.'”



Hotel Victory, Put-in-Bay,

June 30, 1898. The Ohio State Teachers' Association was called to order at 9:30 A. M. by the chairman of the state executive Committee, J. P. Cummins, of Cincinnati, "Gantvoort's Goslins”, a male chorus of members of the association, opened the exercises of the morning with a song, after which Dr. Samuel Findley led in prayer. A song entitled “Hurrah for the Schools of Ohio" followed, the words of which were composed by W. H. Venable and the music by A. J. Gantvoort. Its singing created, at several times throughout the meeting, great enthusiasm.

Mr. Cummins presented to the association its president, Hon. 0. T. Corson of Columbus, who delivered the inaugural address.

After the singing of America, L. H. Jones of Cleveland made an address on

Dr. Shawan discussed the address of Mr. Jones.

A Cuban war song, composed by N. L. Clover of Akron, was then sung and resung, when again the association en thused itself with “Hurrah for the Schools of Ohio."

J. W. Moore of Leetonia, now read a paper on Physical Culture.

The president appointed the following committees: On nominations, Samuel Findley, Akron; J. J. Burns, Defiance; C. W. Bennett, Piqua; H. M. Parker, Elyria; M. E. Hard, Bowling Green. On resolutions: A. B. Johnson, Avondale; W. McK. Vance, Urbana; C. L. Dickey, Worthington. On college of Ohio Teachers: S. D. Sanor, Cleveland; S. L. Rose, Hamilton; J. E. Morris, Alliance.

J. E. Morris of Alliance made a motion that the next meeting of the association be held at Columbus, in the holidays of 1899. On motion of E. B. Cox of Xenia the consideration of this question was deferred to a later session of the association.

THURSDAY EVENING. The evening session was opered by a delightful, brief song recital given by Miss Holderman of Tiffin, aiter which Dr. S. F. Scovel, president of the Wooster University, delivered the annual address on the “Culture of the Emotions."


After prayer by Prof. J. M. Chamberlain of Marietta, and music, Mrs. D. L. Williams of Delaware, the chairman of the Board of Control of the Ohio Teachers' Reading Circle, was introduced. She called on the secretary and treasurer, J. J. Burns of Defiance, for the annual report, after which Mrs. Williams gave a brief sketch of the growth and aims of the circle.

The president announced that a syllabus on Geography, prepared by the committee on geography, appointed at the last meeting would soon be ready for distribution to the teachers of the state. On motion of E. B. Cox of Xenia, the executive committee was asked to pay the expenses of this committee, which were incurred in the preparation of the syllabus. The executive committee was likewise to pay such expenses of the chairman of the committee on legislation, C. L. Dickey, as were incurred by him in prosecuting the work of the committee.

The consideration of the place of holding the next meeting was taken up.

Messrs. Morris, Zeller, Shawan, Hartzler, Cox, Johnson and Findley took part in the discussion. A vote showed Put-in-Bay to be the pref

to place, and the summer the choice as to the time of holding the next meeting. E. A. Jones of Massillon made a motion, which prevailed, that the executive committee in arranging the programme for the coming year be requested to give each section a place on the general programme.

Dr. Findley reported the following from the

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS: Committee on nominations report the following officers and committees for the ensuing year:

President – E. B. Cox, Xenia.

Vice-Presidents — J. W. Moore, Leetonia; Miss Bertha Ruess, Mansfield; Miss Susan Dillon, Cleveland; Miss Mary E. Hall, Piqua; H. L. Frank, Fostoria; J. F. Fenton, Coshocton.

Secretary Solomon Weimer, Cleveland.

Treasurer-J. A. Shawan, Columbus.
Board of Control of Reading Circle

J. J. Burns, Defiance; S. T. Dial, Lockland.

Executive Committee E. W. Wilkinson, Cincinnati; W. 0. Thompson, Oxford.

Committee on Condition of Education — C. C. Miller, Lima; E. M. Van Cleve, Barnesville.

Committee on Publication E. D. Lyon, Mansfield; W. McK. Vance, Urbana. Committee on Legislation

J. W. Zeller, Findlay; W. E. Kershner, Mendon; J. Reuben Beachler, Brookville; U. D. Clephane, Mack.

Committee on Necrology W. W. Ross, Fremont; Anna E. Logan, Westwood.

Committee Ohio College of Teachers A. B. Johnson, Avondale; J. C. Hartzler, Newark; E. A. Jones, Massillon; W. H. Morgan, Cincinnati; H. M. Parker, Elyria.

Committee Relation of High School to College E. L. Harris, Cleveland; Abram Brown, Columbus.

Signed by


By motion the report was adopted.




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