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is a List of the eminent Educators who will contribute to the Spring term of the Virginian-Pilot's Home Study Circle. Edwin A. Grosvenor, M. A , Professor of European History, Amhcrst College. Dana C. Munro, Ph. D., Professor of Mediaeval History, Univer? sity of Pennsylvania. ? George Emery Fellows,Ph. D., r^ofessor of History, University of Chicago. Samuel B. Harding, Ph. D., Professor of History, University of 1 ndlana. Willis M. West, M. A., Professor of History, University of Minnesota, Dr. William P. Wilson, Director of the Philadelphia Commercial M useum. John C. Van Dyke, L. H. D., Professor of (he History of Art, Holsers College. Russell Sturgis,Ph.D.,F.A.I.A. Author of "European Architecture," Art _ tir-HUs-nf?tb+"~N*w- York Times. - Rev. James M. Hoppin, D. D., Professor of the History of Art, Yale University, Albert Shaw, Ph. D., Editor of Hie "American Monthly Pcvlcw of Reviews." J. Whipple Jcnks, A.M.,Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, Cornell University. Jesse Macy, LL. D., Prnfrs.-or of Constitutional History, Iowa College. Frederick W. Speirs, Ph. D., (Philadelphia.) J. Roy Perry, M. A., LL. B., ix'ctiier on Constitutional Law, Unlvcr sity of Toronto. William W. Fol well, LL. D., Professor of Political Hi ioncc, University of Minnesota, J. A. Woodburn, Ph. D., Profes.-or of Political Science, University of Indiana. Lewis E. Gates, A. M., Professor of Literature, Harvard University. Maurice FrancisEgan, LL. D., Professor of Literature, Catholic Univer? sity of America. John Ebenezer Bryant, M. A., (Toronto Ontario.) John Millar, M. A? Deputy Minister of Education, Ontario, Canada. Hattic Tyng Griswold, Author ? f "Honte Life of i:ro.it Authors." etc. Julius Emil Olson, B. L., Professor of 'Scandinavian Literature, University of Wisconsin. ? John Franklin Genung, LL. D., Professor of Literature, Amhcrst College. Joseph Villiers Dcnney, A. M., Professor of Literature, Ohio state University. The courses will be under the direction of PROFESSOR 5EYJH0?B EHTON, LATE OF DflEXEL INSTITUTE, Chicago, III. The above names are a sutll guarantee of the excellence and thoroughness of the Home Study Circle. Address, Virginian and Pilot Publishing Go, NORFOLK, VA. Ministers and Educators Commend in the Highest Terms The Virginian=Pilot's ote What These Educators Have to Say: )T A CHATAUQUA AMONG US. -a I am delighted with the prospects ? of the- ?Homo Study Circle." The 0 Virgihinn-Pllot has begun a Cha- j tauqua among us, and I hope will meet a witn some measure of the success of % that wonderful educational agency. << The subjects of study are well selected, are liberalizing and at the same time practical and will lie handled by com? petent specialists. I hope that many of < the readers will follow the course con- , tlllUOUSly. It is a noble scheme. CAKL E. QBAMMER, Rector Christ's 1*. 13. Churchy_ ii guarantee OF reliability. I am very glad to note that you have arranged to bring before the people well wiIlten urticlcs on great historical subjects- The names of the authors of these articles arc a guarantee of their reliability, and a promise that they will bo read- It is needless to say that I commend the enterprise. W. J- YOUNG, Pastor Kpworlli M. K. Church Your "Home Study Circle" scheme of instruction Is an admirable plan for popularizing literature. The masses can. in this way, become familiar with the interesting topics you have an? nounced and with the best known authors of the day. I think it will result In the organization of literary clubs by those who have not given much attention to the sub? ject, and the Virginian-Pilot will be then a daily text book. M. P.. WHARTON, Pastor Freemason St. Baptist Church. '\ gratifying evidence "f heartily commend the purpose and plan of the Virginian-Pilot's. 'Home Study circle,' believing that this use? ful Instruction and good literature will l,e put within thi> reach of all. This enterprise of the Virginian-Pilot is a gratifying evidence of its desire to put to good use their high position as edu? cators of the people. EDWARD MACK. Pastor 1st Presbyterian Church. look forward to it. "1 take much interest in the series of articles which the Virginian-Pilot pro? poses to publish. The 'Home Study Circle' will no doubt be of much In? terest nml benefit to the public. I look forward with pleasure to the appear? ance of these stmiles and will be glad to call the attention of my pupils to them. MARY RANDOLPH, "Teacher of English, "Norfolk College for Young Ladies." the idea seems excellent 1 sure, may be Virg. man-Pilot's "Much benefit, I f derived from the 'Home Study Circle' "The Idea seems excellent. "it. MacDONALD, ".Science Department, 'Norfolk College for Young Kadi tt"NorfOlK ColK eminent authorities. "As a means of interesting and In? structing the public in matters of great value. 1 approve and commend the "Home Study Circle" of the Virginian Pilot. Up-to-date discussions by such eminent authorities as the prospectus announce are far in advance of sensa? tional and unreliable newspaper matter, nml should, therefore, be read and urged upon others. "W. F SMITH, "Pastor Church of Christ, ??Norfolk, V.i." ? a rare opportunity. I write to express my apprecia? tion of llio fact that your papci Is to present to our people a ran opportunity of Informing themselves on some of the most helpful subjects The "Home Study Circle" course Is t unique idea; and 1 hope that every oik wlio can will avail himself of the vat liable privilege it offers. "S. C. HATCHER, "Pastor Qiie. n St. M. K. Church." popularizing learning. "I consider the Home Study Cir? cle you are about to introduce Into the columns of your paper an ex? cellent method of popularizing learn? ing, another and valuable branch of university extension. 1 need hardly say that I endorse the movement. Wttfi best wishes. Yours truly, "R. h. Bennett, "Pastor McKcndrcc M- e. Church.' 4 purest streams of knowledge. "It Affords me pleasure to commend the Vlrglnlan-Pllot's 'Home Study cir? cle.' The plan is a magnificent one, and Its projector deserves to be recognized as a public benefactor. 1; brings the purest streams of knowledge to the homes of the people. 1 sincerely hope it will secure a general patronage, nnn ihereby afford encouragement to eo laudable an enterprise. ".I. J. HAUL,, "Pastor Park Ave. Baptist church, "Norfolk, V,n." senator foster endorses. 1 look forward with much Interest to the appearance of the "Home Study Circle" feature in your very able jour? nal, and desire to commend i: to the attention of the working class of our city. 1 think it will result in awaken? ing much interest in matters with which they have, heretofore, iiad little opportunity, perhaps little Inclination, to look into, and prompt them to ex? plore wider fields of improvement. The humanizing, christianizing and civiliz? ing Influences will prove a. blessing to all who avail themselves of this popular and economical mode of culture. W. K. Fi 1ST Kit. valuable information "1 consider the educational and lit? erary courses proposed to be introduced to the reading public by the Virginian Pllot, a most excellent scheme, and one that "ill afford much valuable Infor? mation along educational and literary lines. I heartily endorse it. ? c. Q. WRIGHT. "Chaplain U. S. N. current topic clubs. "We have recently had our attention called to the proposed 'Home Study Circle' feature of the Vlrginlau-Pilot. Our citizens are to be congratulated upon the opportunity thus afforded for self culture, and the management of the paper on their enterprise and phil? anthropic motives. We are In hearty accord with the movement. The series of articles on History, dcography, Gov? ernment, Literature and Art, ns out? lined In the Virginian-Pilot of Thurs? day, F. bi nary Dili, cannot fail to bo of great interest and help to tilt who will systcmitlcally read them. We should like very much to see 'Current Topic Clubs' organized in which these studies should be regularly discussed. "11. A M EACH AM, "General Secretary. "Young Men's Christian Association." arousi: an interest in study "Tho enterprise of the Virglnlan-Pllot In furnishing to the readers of their excellent paper the series of articles of the Home Study circle, should be es? pecially commended by educators and students. Judging from the list of contributors we shall expect a rare treat every day from some one of these writers. No teacher or student of history, science, literature or art should be without the paper. Such ar? ticles arouse an Interest in study which dry text books often fail to do. S. C. 11. W INSTON. Lady Principal Norfolk College. ; art. t "I most heartily commend tho plan i of your ?Home Study Circle.' The ar- J tides on Art alone will doubtless be J worth the subscription price of your Paper. , MARY GRAY, '1 "Art Tea, her. i "Norfolk College for Young Ladies" 4 'j its attractive form. It affords mo pleasure to see that you are to publish your Home Study Circle. Teachers will welcome it as an assistance in keeping abreast of the times, and its attractive form will doubtless induce others to study who would not learn from a text book. Wishing you the greatest success In tho enterprise, 1 am, Yours very truly, GEb. P. WINSTON, Principal Norfolk College for Young Ladies j fortunate to have (jpportunity. "i have seen your announcement for your Home Study Circle, and write this to say that 1 am very heartily in favor of the plan. 1 think the sub? scribers to your paper ought to deem themselves fortunate to have the op? portunity of reading after such authors as are given in your list. "W. H. EDWARDS, "Pastor Centenary M. E. Church." Wholesome Education Free to Virginian = Pilot Subscribers Order the Virginian-Pilot at once, if not already a subscriber. Subscription pi ice, 10 cents per week, delivered by carriers; 50 cents per month by mail (payable in advance). Address all correspondence to Virginian and Pilot Publishing Company of 50 of the Topics Which Will Be Included In the Spring Term of The Virginian - Pilot's Home Study Circle. 1. ' Introduction to the Study of Govern? ment. 2. Chaucer: The Dawn of English Lit? erature. 3. Raphael, the (Jrcal Italian Painter. 4. The Life and Times of Mohammed. 5. The Breadstuffs of the World Com? mercially Considered. 0. How Trance Is Governed To-day. 7 Caxton; The Old Printers of West? minster. S. The Life nnd Times of Charlemagne. '.'. Translation of the English Bible. 10. The Bible as an Element tn Litera? ture. 11. Rubens, tho Great Flemish Painter. 12. The Crusades: An Historical Study. 13. The Mi ai Produ its of the World Com? mercially Considered. U. How Russia is Governed To-dny. 15. Spenser: The Elizabethan Age. in Lit-, eratiue. 18. Limy.in: Religious Element In Early Literature. IT. Rerfbrandt, tho Famous Dutch Painter. IS. Feudalism and Its Influence Upon Civilization. It, The World's Dairy Products. 20. Thi Government of the Republic of Switzerland. 21. Critical Estimates of Early English Ess i> .-;s 22. The Italian Republics. 23. Tho Cotton Trade of the World. 24. The Government of the German Em? pire. 23. Critical Sludy of Gray's Elegy. 20. Murlllo: Famous Painters of Epaln. 27. The Ottoman Turks In History. 28. Wits and Humorists of English Lit? erature. 23. Hogarth: Groat Painters of England. 30. The Wool Trade of the World. 31. How Croat Britain Is Governed. 32. lie Qulncey: Early Prose Master? pieces. 33. Tb? Mnors In Spain and Their Ex? pulslon. 34. First Historians and Famous His? tories. 33. Sir Joshua Reynolds: Portrait Falnt ers of England. Sil. The Hanseatlc League: The First Great Trade Combine. 37. The Lumber Trade of the World. 35. The Government of Italy To-day. 33. Charlotte Bronte: Literary Women Fifty Years Ago. 40. The Hugcnots. 41. How Canada Is Governed/ * * l. ? 42. Literary Clubs of London. 43. Turner: England's Greatest Painter. 44. The Su?;ar :ind Coffee Trades of the World. 43. The Up-to-Date Government of Japan. 40. Ibsen: A Review of Scandinavian Literature. 47. The Lifo and Times of Peter the 4?. How India Is Governed. It. Tolstoi: Review of Russian Litera? ture. 10. Millot: Famous Painters of France. Fifty popular studies in four mouths. All written by spe? cialists. Run your eye over the list again.?Caii-you-afford to miss any of these papers? Can you find in any other newspaper, weekly periodical or magazine such an attract? ive lour months' programme? The HOME STUDY CIRCLE studies are live. They dip right into the middle of things ?of history, of literature, of art, of commerce. They an? ticipate the very things people are looking for. Address, Virginian and Pilot Publishing Co. NORFOLK, VA.