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at the cattle level. The children breathe high school were represented, and capital in something of the civilization which in work was being done. Friday afternoon Pittsburg pursues them into their homes. the work was elective. The result in
The student of city life learns that the drawing, sewing, and writing letters was a schools are the most sensitive of the city credit to the teacher and the children. departments, the thermometers of its popu- The new school buildings are impressive. lation. They mark the ebb and flow of They are well equipped and sanitary. the tides, not only of the population, but of Science has been given an opportunity to races that come and go in the locality of prove what it can do in school-building. which each school is the center. The They have tiled halls, systems of ventilation schools of Pittsburg differ in no wise in that cleanse all the air that enters the buildthis respect. There are new buildings in ing, and every class-room has clothesthe new sections with empty rooms, for closets having a large window and marble the wise City Fathers in this section have basins with running water. Every school learned to build for the future. There are building stands in well-kept grounds. also buildings with empty rooms because This is true of the schools in the poorest the people have gone from the section, section, where grass is cultivated and proprosperity and education taking them into tected, and trees shade the yards. The the readily accessible suburbs. One oldest buildings have clothes-closets ventischool, close to one of the largest works, lated by a window, and running water easily standing on a side hill approached over accessible from every room. The degree an unpaved street gullied by the waters of cleanliness attained by the people everythat come from the hills beyond and in where is astonishing. The children wear front of it, had only pupils enough to white and light-colored wash goods. “We employ one teacher. All the grades from have to wear goods that can be washed the primary to the preparatory for the to keep clean in Pittsburg," the residents
THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY There are several branches of the Carnegie Library in Pittsburg and suburbs. That at Homestead has connected with it
billiard-rooms, gymnasium, and swimming-bath.
THE HOWE SPRING, ON FIFTH AVENUE
who come long distances to fill jugs and pails with its cold, delicious water. declare, and every day proves this. The needs which many of the principals have workingman sitting on his stoop or porch accomplished, have much to recommend holding his baby, in a rocker covered by them to the lay observer, who always sees a white or gay washable cover, his shirt a school from the children's standpoint, thrown back from his neck, reveals a throat especially the children who must become and chest white and clean. This per- breadwinners at an early age. In Pittssonal cleanliness is evident almost without burg the emphasis is laid on elementary exception in the class-rooms of Pittsburg. training. Every school has a kindergarten;
The school system of Pittsburg, as a manual training has a prominent place in system, is criticised by some modern the schools, which without doubt lack educators. The lack of uniformity in the uniformity, therefore system. That policourses of study in the several schools, tics plays too freely in the schools is, alas ! the liberty given the principals to meet too true, for the local committee is the the individual needs of the children under unit of school administration. Politics in their care, and the adaptation to the local Pennsylvania just now is king. The signs