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D. L. Klngsbury, who fell and hurt hlrn
eelf Monday, will be out in a few days.
A mass mooting of tho organized unem
ployed will be held this afternoon at Labor
The Dartmouth alumni will banquet at
the West hotel Wednesday night Meeting
at 6:30.
The White Flyer Cycle club will give its
third dancing party on New Year's night,
Jan. 1, at Oxford hall.
Diphtheria was r< ported at the health of
fice "yesterday existing at £0 Manitoba ave
nue and SOS Armstrong avenue.
Capt. C. M. Weber, superintendent of the
local branch of the Pinkcrton agency, has
been honored by having a burge just launch
ed at Perth Amboy, N. J., named after him.
Thirty members of St. Paul lodge of Elks
left yesterday by the Omaha road for Eau
Claire, win re they will participate tonight in
the exercises of instituting a new 10-dge.
The irbl? members of the cholf of St. Phil
ip's mission will give a jubilee and Tuxedo
minstrel entertainment at .Mozart hall for
the benefit of the mission Thursday even'.n?.
The Stiilwater Land company, with a capi
tal stock of $50,000, filed articles of incor
poration with the secretary of state yesier
tlay. The members are Alex. Johnson, Au
gust Bcoreu and John Bocren.
13usi;;fss Mrns' Lcdgi .\o. :i, A. O. U. W.,
will hold a regular meeung this evening
for the purposi t>i making airangeicents ;cr
their first annual dancing party, io be gi.tu
on Saturday eveniiig :;t A. O. U. W. temple.
The nrv.ly elected officers of Gen. Wesley ]
Merrit Garrison No. .'■■-, Army ami Navy |
Union, wii be installed ;u a public meeting |
of the g.iiiisuu at Ariou nail Wednesday |
evening, ian. f>. TV i-i.iiiiinr.cicr of Snelling i
garrison \. ill be the Install. ng officer.
The- Stevens Library Association of Rush- '
ford, biilniore county, fikd articles ot i;i- j
ration with th- secretary of state ye,
!<■!■•:,;>■. ihe members are D. J. Pew, A. ES. '
Hazzard, 11. M. Smith, George E. Kirk- j
Patrick, ii. V.". Eldrtd and F. A. Olson.
of Leonard Wistlund, accused of
violating the stale- barber law, was again
i-oir.ii, uc d in the pel. ft -..urt yesterday until
Friday. Westlund is chaiged with employ-
Ing a barber who had not the license re
quited w:dei th< law iv..-.-;* i d by the lcgis
'.■ Ei wiiiif r.
No. I Coi's , :f the Salvation Army has
E i i .i a ik* hall :-i i-.'.ist Seventh street,
which will l< opened uexl Thursday evening.
T:ie following stall cf efflcers will assist iv
th:- opening: t 01. ;■: >1 Mrs. Evans, Staff
Capialu and .Mis. Pot;er, Ensigt] Iviti^s and
Ensign Web :\ thi bi.ud evangelist, and
daughters. Ail Ere wt Icome.
Star branch, Ord: r of tjfi' Iron Hall, held
Its annual Installation or officers Monday
evening at the rteid nci of Mr. and Mrs.
Jair-evs Morrow. Paei President A. V. Albeck
;•.-..■ Isted as grand n ; rshal. The new ln-
Btalled officers are: Pris.dtnt, K. R. George;
vice president, Mrs. Jam s Morrow; secre
tary. Mrs. H. H. Hamilton; treasurer, A. E.
Ct-orgu; chaplain, .Mrt. i . .:. Stowell; lu-i-jU,
ML-.^ Edith Morrow; natehnan, Mis. B. F.
Johnson: trustees, ..'. C. McCall, William Al
beck ai:d Mr. Stayks.
John .<'. McNally's successful comedy. "The
Widow .;■;;!(*, " with Ho Irwio in the tide
role, comi s to ' " (i'miM next week. "The
Widow Jones" has possibly enjoyed greater
popularity than any of the farelcal comedy
conceits contributed to the amusement world
by ;t.s auihor.
fhipt the theater-going public enjoy farce
eonudy Is being evidenced by the large and
fash ion j>l 1 • audli aces in attendance at the
Grand tiii.s we<k to see Hoyfs merry skit,
"A Black Sheep."
Tho trigagtment of "Lost, Strayed or
S:.)!!M," ct the Metropolitan opera house,
closes with two performances today — a pop
ular-prlced matinee this afternoon and the
farewell performance tonight.
The attraction bookt A for the Metropolitan
opera house Sunday and Monday evenings
and Tuesday matinee Is the famous verl-
Bcope, showing the Corbett-Fitzsimmons con
Never In the history of theatricals In this
city has there been such widespread interest
shown over the coining of any attraction as
tb< joint appearance of Lillian Hussell,
Delia Fox and J< ff< rson D'Angelfs, who for
four performances, beginning Thursday even
ing. ;:t :1h j Metropolitan, will present Stango
Iwards' comic opera, "The Wedding
Day." This is the gnat event of the sea-
A more remarkable alliance than that
of Lillian Russ. :i, Delia Fox and Jefferson
Do Angelis in :i comic opera project can
scarcely be Imagined. Tl:? opera Is mounted
in the most magnificent manner and will be
p cc-sen ted liny precisely as during its re
markable run in New York, where it was
admitted by both the critics and public to
be the • production ever seen ot
its ilk in this country.
Ont-of-Town Buyers Don't Want to
<;•! Left In Djrer'i (irent Piano Sale.
I • tters are <1 lily received inquiring
i.' this sale can be continued after Jan.
1 In some cases offers of cash deposit
with selection to be made later, are
reoeh i •"!.
In reply we wish to inform our friends
thai the special-sale will close Jan. 1,
lait that ca?h deposits of $10 or upwards
will be received prior to that date and
the selection can be made at any time
within thirty days, the special sale
]>!!(:• to hold good on such purchases.
W. J. Dyer & Bros., 21, 23, 25 and 27
\. si Fifth street, next postoffice.
Prank Veits, of the burnr-d Daeotah hotel at
Grand Forks, was in St. Paul yesterday.
Alfred W. Taussip;. a well known real estate
man of Duluth. passed through St. Paul yes
terday on his way home from St. Louis,
•where he spent Christmas.
J. H. Chapman, of Rochester, is at the
J. K. Hitchcock, of Redwood Falls, is
Etopping at the Metropolitan.
Chippewn Sprlns Water,
• The purest and softest natural Spring water
known. Drewry & Sons, distributors.
Seventh and Cedar Strests.
Telephone 732, Meat Market 78i
43 cents
A basket for Good Potatoes. A car load Jua*
22 cents
A can for gallon cans of good, new crop Ap
1% cents
A pound for good, fresh, Sugar-Cured Hams,
from 6 to 3 lbs.
22 cents
A pound for a choice lot of high-flavored
Creamery Butter.
15 cents
For Good Eggs. Every one guaranteed.
10 cents
A pound for Pure Strained Honey. If handy,
bring a dish to put it in.
Another shipment of fresh Sea Dulce.
10 cents
For a can of Sliced Peaches, for cream.
For the very best Patent Flour made in
5 cents
A dozen for Sugar, Lemon and Ginger Cook
ies, to be mado fresh in our own bakery as
fast as you buy them.
8 cents
A can for 3-lb. cans of Apple Butter.
Pure Buckwheat.
Tho miller shipping us is shipping the
Rist, Purest Buckwheat we have ever seen.
We sell it at 25c for 10-lb. bags.
10 cents *
A pound for Good Crushed Coffee.
12 cents
A p° utl d for a fair quality Roasted Rio
15 cents
A pound for a Choice Golden ' Itio Coffee,
fresh ro-asted.
17 cents
A pound for the Hilo Brand Coffee, a splendid
blending of rulld and strong Coffee.
22 cents
A pound for the Milo brand of Java and
Maracalbo Coffee.
28 cents
A pound for the famous Hoffman House
25 cents
A pound for Good, sweet, good strengrh
Teas. Variety as you wish it.
35 cents
A nound for choice selected new crop Teas.
The Teas you pay fiOe for elsewhere have
to be fresh "from the chest to equal these.
Dean Batchelder Says It Is Not a
Gentlemanly Game — Should Not
More Mca Teaclif
If some of the carping critics who
have been dissecting the school ma'ams
cf the cii:t%for the clinical edification
cf s; lf-satlsfu-d women's clubs could
have dropped into the C ntral Presby
terian church yesterday forenoon, they
must have been struck with some re
morse, fc>r it was an assemblage as
decorous as a session of the supreme
court; composed of respectful and re
spectable men and women, comprising
some who have grown gray in educa
tional work as well as the beaming
faces of the young women and men
who have all the enthusiasm of youth
to be in sympathy with the young
Infant minds to offset what they may
lack in experience.
There was none of the tawdry dis
play of jewelry which has been alleged
against the fair instructors, in some of
the caustic papers, but instead the
teachers, irrespective of sex, were at
cirrd as might be expected of scholarly,
self-respecting, but not snobbish, men
and women, neatly but genteelly at
tired, as befitted an assemblage so rep
resentative of a class which repre
sents a public interest Important
enough to command universal respect.
It had been conveniently arranged
that the general sessions of the conven
tion should be held in the forenoons,
with tho section meetings for special
istic study in the afternoons and even
The sessions of the opening day were
prolific of interesting discussion, the
programme committee proving to have
done well in its selection of essayists.
Perhaps the most interesting topics, to
the public at large, discussed, ware
the alleged brutality of football, taken
up in the college section by Dean
Batchelder, of Hamline, in his opening
address, and the relative value of men
and women in teaching in the higher
grades, which discussion Principal
Bliss, of Waseca, precipitated in the
high scnool section.
The general session opened at 10 a.
m. with prayer by Dr. A. B. Meldrum.
Dr. D. L. Kichle, the president, in
his opening address to the general
meeting was brief but direct. He said:
"I congratulate the state of Minne
sota in having so large a body of teach
ers who in thought and sympathy live
beyond the narrow confines of the
schoolroom, and who are making them
selves a part of the great educational
public in the common effort to solve
some of the serious problems of modern
"The most ordinary observer and
student of history has not failed to
observe that we are fast passing out
of the military age of centralized pow
er for the conservation of society into
the educational era. The lecture plat
form, the newspaper and the periodi
cal have already superseded the bat
tlefield. The dogs of war have been
chained, and the educator— who is
greater than the schoolmaster — is
abroad in the land.
"Society, instead of burning, behead
ing, hanging and imprisoning its moral
and intellectual foes, is now studying
how to disarm them of wicked purposes
and wrong views of life, bred in ig
norance and vice, by the refining in
fluence of education. This attitude of
society has brought it face to face with
the question of prevention. It has re
sulted that the child is the theme of
the day. In church, family and state,
interest centers in the children. As
teachers of Minnesota we by no means
represent all the educating forces or
organizations of society, but the single
organized body by means of which and
through which society expects to do
its best in elevating its youth towards
its ideal of character and useful citi
"The demands upon the educational
system are overwhelming, but the
special province of the educator is to
systematize education. The good school
is coming to be something more than
a place where for a certain number of
hours in the day the three R's are
taught. It is coming to be a center of
enlightenment to the whole neighbor
Dr. Kiehle next considered the serious
problem of what should be expected of
the schools in character forming. The
problem of moral training in America
was anomalous since state and church
are divorced. It was a question if the
time had not come when the people
were called upon to consider whether
the fundamental principles of morality
are not in the very foundation of social
order and have not so far entered into
the common judgment and conviction
of society that as an essential part of
civilization they are the common pos
session of the state as of the Christian
church. "Ought not the fundamental
truth of Christianity of an immutable
moral law that makes for righteousness
and as inviolable as the laws of nature,
be more explicitly impressed on our
President L. C. Lord read a paper
upon the general theme, "The School
Library," which also furnished the sub
ject for a subsequent general discus
sion. President Lord said that a school
library should be made up of two
classes of books, first the literature of
power, and, second, the literature of
knowledge. The first, he said, might
be subdivided into imaginative litera
ture and essays. Imaginative litera
ture, in turn, includes fiction, embrac
ing the novel and the fairy tale, as
well as poetry. The novel is one of
the most effective agencies of pleasure,
and is intellectual, moral and spiritual
growth. The fairy talrs should be
read and fondly read by every child.
Poetry should have an important pla«e
in every school library, since it culti
vates the imagination, the life of the
With all these the literature of
knowledge should have its place In
the school library, dictionaries, cyclo
pedia as histories, books of science and
philosophy. An examination of the
records of sales shows some Interest
ing facts. Among historians Fiske
easily leads. Among professional books
for teachers, Page's "Theory and Prac
tice" leads, Just doubling the number
of "Fitches Lectures."
In the general discussion which fol
lowed, Principal C. L. Sawyer urged
that one of the principal alms of stu
dents at schools was to learn how to
study as well as the acquisition of
knowledge itself. He did not believe
the children should be allowed to roam
at will and select what they wanted
for the school libraries. There should
be a resular system. Most children in
the public schools were incapable «|f go
ing to a library and selecting what
they needed to assist them in a special
study. In this direction more careful
directions should be given by the
teachers. Tn law schools the profes
sors give special instructions as to ex-
act page and volume whera material
can be found, and this system ought
to be applied in the public schools.
Teachers should pick out books which
deal directly with the subject in hand.
Books in a school library should, in
his opinion, be wholly upon subjects
found in the regular course of study,
practical libraries.
Prof. C. F. Koehler, of Mankato, who
followed, took the position that school
libraries should be composed of books
best adapted to the people who want
to use them.
Snpt. RIIHM Wants the Hl«h Schools
Lafayette Bliss, of Waseea. stirred up
nearly as lively a discussion in the
high school section yesterday afternoon
as did Prof. Ford, of Owatonna, in the
city and village superintendent's stc- |
tion Monday night. "Environment in |
Education" was his topic, but his pi
per, perhspp, en bra e d more than what
rr.i'/.ht be looked for striet'y under that
head. The evolution of "the intellect
and character, he said, depended main
ly on heredity and environment, the
tendency of the one being to transmit
i and perpetuate, the other to modify
I and adjust. The influence of both wa-3
1 being generally conceded. Nothing was
! permanent in nature, evolution being
• written on all things. Wheat was noth
| ing but grass with a high school edu- |
| cation. Every child was a bundle of j
! good and evil potencies, the composite
of all preceding generations. One prob- |
lem of education was to eliminate by |
| good environment all tendencies to evil •.
i and to develop the good.
"We Americans," said Mr. Bliss, "in
: dealing with the question of popular
i education, are not mere'y optimists; we
are fast becoming fatalists. We boast j
that the system can accomplish every- !
thing, that free education is the 'safe
guard of the republic. 1 Tet the century
closes with a proportionally larger part
of our nation in a state of ignorance
than that with which it began. In a :
i year the child spends I.COO hours in j
school; 8,000 in some other environ- J
ment. The educati.n which moulds the i
i child for his duties as citizen is largely |
! that which he gains from the influence j
jof the community and his home. Ef ,
j these be proper, the school instruction |
will strengthen them; but if they be
bad, the school instruction can do lit
tle to counteract them. Parents too :
frequently evade responsibility and too
little attention is paid to home train- j
ing. Children so brought up do not j
develop the civic virtues. As citizens j
they are ignorant, rude, careless of I
social obligations, lawless in disposi- i
tion and of dull moral sense. If the
American republic ever furnishes a
theme for r Gibbon it will come about
rot more fro*n the ignorance of the
j foreign innrisrrart than that of the na
tive-born. Th=> Vmerican social and |
political or?J»n!'-ation rests wholly :
upon the belief that the majority prefer I
good to evil; the «-reat problem for edu- i
; cators is to so ot -^nize the farces th.^.t |
! make for right ; otion that they shall \
always constitute the majority and j
i hence be dominant in the social organ
! ism.
"There are some communities in the
state where the school authorities are
thoroughly aroused on the subject of
the importance of proper school en
vironment and its effect upon the plas- i
j tic life of the child. The towns in I
i Southwestern Minnesota as a section
I have the best school buildings in the
state. The people of Sleepy Eye, Worth
ington. Heron Lake, Windom, Jackson, \
| Wlnnehago City, Tracy and rthers may j
' well be proud of their school buildings. ;
! P.ut in many of th^ .;!der towns where ;
i the school buildings have been in use j
j for many years this pride does not j
i exist and the environment is far from j
Mr. Bliss, without naming it, relat
ed the experience of one Minnesota
school, where the premises had fallen
intr. disorder, and tardiness, truancy j
and dlspbedelence were conspicuous j
features of the school life. The board |
of education fixed up the grounds and j
building and the pupils shared in the |
general Improvement in app-arance, as j
well as in behavior. Th^ high school, j
Mr. Riiss continued, should be the
most beautiful buildln? in a town. It
was the people's college, and th? c.r.t^r
of civilization ar.d culture in its com
munity, the educational mainstay of
the American slate.
Public rhetc.icals he favored, for tha
gt od they did the pupils as well as the
public interest they enlisted in the
affairs of the schools. Too much at- |
tc'ntion, ho thought, had been given to
i the utilitarian and too little to the cul
ture side of the instruction In high
"At the risk of being called ungal
lant," said Mr. Bliss. "I am going to
pay what I think about the employ
ment of such a disproportionate num
bor of women as teachers as we have
now in our schools. It is an Irreparable
wrong to the youth of our land and its
bad effects are already apparent in our
national life. More young men should
be induced to consecrate themselves to
public school teaching, preparing for it
thoroughly, not content with a chromo
degree from some cheap college. Enter
upon it as a life work, not as a stepping
stone to some other profession? Most
persons learn to teach by teaching.
Normal schools are helpful, but they
do not give actual, bona fide experience.
T here is now an overproduction of
' pedagogues. ' A person is not at his
best as a teacher until he has had five
or pix years' actual experience in gov
erning his school and thoroughly learn
ing the subjects he teaches. The ma
jority of women teachers never become
masters of the art. They do not re
main in the work long enough. This is
a source of great weakness^ to our
schools. There comes a time in the life
of every student when he should come
in contact with the mind of a fullgrown
man and learn the meaning of obedi
ence and work. It is serious work In
this world that counts. The teacher
should be clothed with the power and
then have courage enough to enforce
the must. You must get this lesson.
You must obey.
"Would it be heresy to say that our
schools are becoming so utilitarian, so
falsely practical, and so many 'short
cuts' are used to avoid work and make
education nothing but play that in
struction in them is in danger of be
coming altogether superficial, and that
this is the most conspicuous defect in
popular education today.
"Would it be far from the truth to
say that the schools of today are mak
ing their fight against illiteracy, but
not against ignorance in the broad
meaning of the term, and that In con
sequence, multitudes of our people who
are supposed to be intelligent, are, in
fact, ignorant people who can read and
write, but cannot think. For thH rea
son our common people, both schooled
and unschooled, furnish a most fruit
ful soil in which the spores of all man
ner of religious, political and educa
tional fungi grow and thrive from
theosophy to Christian science, from
gieenbackism to the free silver craze;
from Mormonlsm to Coxeyism; from
George's single tax to Most's pure and
im adulterated anarchy.
"If the scolarship of the nation is
to be maintained, the public high
schools must compel broad, deep, mas
terful intellectual culture and seek to
make of each graduate at least, not a
specialist, but a well rounded thinker,
Is permanently cured
By Hood's Sarsaparilla,
Which neutralizes the
Lactic acid in the blood.
Thousands who were
Sufferers write that they
Have felt no symptoms
Of Rheumatism since
Taking Hood's Sarsaparilla.
a man or woman of generous and lib
eral mental sympathies, a safe and
corservative leader among men."
Mr. Bliss' paper was roundly ap
plauded, although the fair sex perhaps
was under some constraint. In the
discussion which followed, some of the
speakers smoothed pyer the apparent
slur by explaining that it was not that
there were too many women, but that
there were too few men. President
Lord, of the Moorhead normal school,
commended the thought of Mr. Bliss'
paper highly, anjl Prs. Denfeld assail
ed Mr. Bliss' praise of rhetorical exer
cises. He favored the debates, which
enlisted the popular interest as much
while they served to' make the pupils
readier and quWker "f fh the workaday
world, although their, periods might not
be as polished as the rhetorically train
Miss Allison, of the Humboldt school,
in this city, also spoke. Miss Jessie
Spenceri of Mankato, pleaded for in
struction in art in secondary education.
Dean Batchelder Says They .Maim
Each Other Deliberately.
When President L. H. Batchelder
called the college section of the Minne
sota State Educational association to
order yesterday afternoon in Room 16
of the Central high school building,
there was present a large number of
eminent educators from all parts of the
state, besides a number o-f the faculty
of the state university, Hamline and
Macalester colleges. The programme
was opened with an address by the
president, Dean L. H. Batchelder, of
Hamiine university. Dean Batchelder
said he thought the last year had pass
ed without developing any very salient
features in the progress of higher edu
cation in the state or nation. Some
institutions had increased their en
dowments and improved their material
appliances and others had strengthened i
their course of study, which he con
sidered indications of healthy growth.
The football season, which had just
passed, had not gone without its usual
fatalities, and- the injuries received in
the game were in many instances, only
by courtesy, called accidents. This ele
ment of the game of football was the
only indictment against the increasing
popular and manly game. Mr. Batchel
der did not propose to discuss the sub
ject, but so long as there was ground
for suspicion in the public mind that
membeis of college teams, presumably
gentlemen, were capable cf basely com
bining to inflict injuries upon individ
ual members of the opposing team,
whose skill or prowess they especially
feared, just so long would be heard
the annual outcry against the barbari
ties of football.
Mr. Batchelder thought some of the
more sensational journals of the East
were inclined during the summer to
magnify the action of the trustees of
Brown university into a test case as
to the freartom in teaching which a
college or university instructor should
enjoy. But the matter being settled
apparently to the satisfaction of the
trustees and president, the burning ]
question as to freedom in teaching,
which, as a matter of fact, he thought,
was never the real issue, had disap
peared, as least for the time being.
After Mr. Batcheider had touched ;
upon two or three minor questions his !
paper was confined to a plea that a* j
larger place in the college curriculum j
be given to the science of legislation. |
He said in part: "Is there a science of
legislation? That there should be is be
yond a qucsti ;n. That there may be such
a science, recognized and observed by
all our legislative bodies is a consumma
tion devoutly to be wished. That such
a. science is unknown and practically
undreamed of by our municipal and
state legislatures is very evident from
a perusal of the statute books. I read
you extracts from a table which I have |
prepared which will be convincing. The
entire number of bills introduced by
the solons of twenty-one states lost
year were 30,507. In these states the
number actually passed were 6.544, or
38 per cent of those introduced. Of
these 676 were vetoed by the governors
of three states, and the total vetoes in
the remainder of the twenty-one states j
was only 113. One reason for this
volume of legislation is as we have
seen, the easy, even eager, confidence
with which the legislators turn each i
other's crude notions into statutes. The j
average legislator entertains the idea ]
that any enactment is good law, so j
long as it is not positively forbidden by i
the constitution, state or national; even
this plain barrier across his legislative
path often makes no impression upon
his mental vision."
The remainder of Mr. Batchelder'3
paper was an argument for the college
man as a lawmaker, saying if the col
lege men went "into -civic life polities
would be elevated. ;
Prof. W. W. "FoUvell, of the state
university, followed M with a paper on
the "Place and Value of Examinations
in College Life."' Mr. Folwell thought
the purpose of the examinations was to
test the qualities of ■the student. He
thought that variety. pn form was en
couraging to the student. The chief
value was to th^- student. The discus
sion which ensued was decidedly inter
esting and was participated in by Dr.
Innis, of Hemline; Prof. Haynes, of the
state university; D. L. Kiehle, of the
state board of education; Dr. G. H.
Bridtrman, president of Hamline uni
versity; Dr. Eddy, of the state univer
sity. I
Importance of This Urnneh of In
struction Is Impressed.
The music section met in the Assem
bly hall yesterday afternoon. There
were about 100 delegates present. Supt.
O. M. Haugen, of Otter Tail county,
spoke on "Music in the Rural Schools."
Mr. Haugen said music developed the
child's inner nature, and a half an
hour devoted to music would do much
to brighten the school life in the outly
ing districts. J. W. Olson, of Free
born county, led a discussion on this
subject, after Prof C. H. Congdon add
ed his testimony to Supt. Haugen's
as to the good the introduction of mu
sic In the rural school would accom
plish. President Cyrus Northrop was
to have led the discussion of this sub
ject, but he was unavoidably absent.
Prof. Ogden, a venerable superintend
ent, gave his views on the subject.
which were in accord with the first
speakers. A bright class of children
from Miss Katherine B. Gibbons' room
of the Sibley school entertained the
delegates with several pretty little
school songs. A number of songs were
also given by a class from the South
side high school, of Minneapolis, Miss
Mamie Stevens, teacher. There was
an open discussion on "Should There
Be a Law Requiring Teachers to Be
Examined in Music V The exercises
of this section w^re closed with a song
from the children of the Cleveland
school, under the direction of Miss A.
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Exponents of the Latest Cult Are
Well Pleased.
The Child Stu^y association met in
the Sabbath school room of the Cen
tral Presbyterian church yesterday
afternoon at 2:30 l Supt. S. S. Parr, of
St. Cloud, presided oyer the meeting,
and there was a large number of la
dies present interested in kindergarten
and primary wprk. ..' "The Work of
Mothers and Mflthere' Clubs" was
treated interestingly an a paper read
by Mrs. J. D. Engle. of Hamiine. Mrs.
Engle said child study was one of the
so-called new departures of the recent
decade, and, while it was yet in Ats
infancy, thoughtful mothers had giv
en, she thought, the subject much
thought and attention. While the sta
tistical results of the work were not
chronicled in the columns of child
study magazines, yet the prod mothers
handed them down as they Instructed
their daughters or exchanged views
with their neighbors at sewing socie-
ties. One strange thing: about it waa
that little real intelligent progress was
made by mothers as a class. The in
dividual mother here and there had
heard and profited, but they were like
the Chinese, because their ancestral
worship continued to follow the prece
dent set centuries ago. She thought
that no study opened such a large field
for progress.
Miss E. Griffin, of Paribault. gave, a
paper on "The Conditions of the Mind
of the Uneducated Deaf." She_thought
most of the ideas and loftly "impres
sions came through the child's ear.
Miss Griffin then explained some Inci
dents which had come under her notice
at Faribault. George A. Franklin
spoke on "Parents and Teachers' Meet
ing's." He thought mothers' clubs were
largely taking up child study, and were
doing much for the improvement of
the educational system. Mr. Franklin
gave a history of the movement, and
the various ways of conducting the
movement. He thought that, with
the co-operation of the teachers and
parents, much better results could be
attained. One of the good results of
the school union meetings was that
the eyes of the people living in the
vicinity of the school were turned upon
its working, and a better knowledge
of the instruction imparted was to be
had by the partisan. Mrs. E. G. Adams
told in her paper of "Children and
Money." She advocated the instruc
tion of children in the value of money,
and thought, if children were taught
to save money when young, they would
make good business men.
Its Alnmni Held a Reunion at tl%
A reunion of the graduates of the St.
Cloud normal school was held last
evening in the parlors of the Windsor
hotel. The first of the evening was
taken up with a reception to enable the
graduates to renew acquaintance.
About fifty were present and ex-Prcsl
dent Thomas F. Gray delivered the
first address. Dr. Gray complimented
the graduates to the school, on being
able to meet together again, and in the
course of his address he paid tribute
to the St. Cloud normal and said he
was glad to see so many of them still
in the educational field. Dr. Gray told
a number of amusing stories of school
days, recalling eccentricitit-s of some of
the classmen. Dr. Gray ventured tho
assertion that he would be able to tell
tales out of school as he was not now
connected with the school, and he was
going to make the host of the oppor
tunity. Prof. Geo. R. Kleeberger, presi
dent of the normal, was the next pp-ak
er, he spoke pleasantly of the school
life- as it was, and compared th.^ ad
vantages now offered by the school
with those in the days of some of
those present.
Held Their Annual Reunion at tlie
Commercial Club.
The graduates of Carleton college
held a regular love feast last evening
at the rooms of the Commercial club.
The company sat down to a banquet
during the early part of the evening,
covers being laid for sixty-five. A num
ber of delightful aftev-dinner talks
were enjoyed after the banquet. Pre
ceding this was a short reception, and
many was the incident which was re
told and laughed ovpr by the members
of the alumni. Prof. Geo. Hunting
ton gave the first talk on "Mcral Edu
cation in the Schools." Mrs. V. Neel
Connor gave a piano solo, after which
Miss Fanning gave a vocal selection.
Malcolm Dana gave some pleasing
anecdotes of college lite. Miss Richard
son responded to the request of Chair
man Taylor for a toast in a most
charming manner, wh'ch on!y added to
the good feeling which prevailed. Dr.
and Mrs. Odgen gave a vocal duet
Brief addresses were made by Mrs.
Adams and Mrs. Evans and the alumni
adjourned for the evening.
Discussed the Alteratiofcn of Subjects
to Ec Studied.
The graded school section mot in
room 19. of the Central high school.
There wore about seventy-five present.
P. J. Butlei spoke on "The Alteration
of the Subjects in the Grades." Thi i ■••
was a general discussion on the subject
of Mr. Butler's address, led by B. N.
Wheeler and C. N. Sullivan. Mips
Florence Burlingame, of Perham. road
a paper on "The Needs and Possibilities
of Readings in the Higher Grades."
She thought too much emphasis could
not be put on reading-, and even ad
vanced reading in thejh'^her grammar
grades. Child nature was human na
ture, was primarily susceptible to im
pressions. The' discussion of Miss Bur
lingame's paper was led by G. X.
Chapman, and H. G. Blanche.
On tlie Fixed Stars Entertained
Some of the Teachers.
Prof. Henry T. Eddy, of the state
university, delivered a lecture before
the Minnesota Academy of Natural
Sciences last evening, In the house of
representatives at the state capltoL
Prof. N. H. Winehell, president of the
association, first addressed the meeting,
introducing the work of the society to
the audience. He briefly reviewed the
work of the association. Dr. Eddy's
BUbject was "Recent Conclusions Re
specting Sirius, the Sun and Other
Fixed Stars." The lerture was a very
interesting one, and Dr. Eddy kept as
far away from tho technical as possible.
County Superintendents Would Have
Better Rural Teachers.
The county superintendents' section
met in the senate chamber yesterdny
afternoon. Superintendent George H.
Kuster urged the necessity of a higher
standard of qualification for rural
school teachers and it was decided to
appoint a committee to report at the
next meeting for the examination of
the applicants. The discussion was led
by Superintendents Seal and Bertrand.
Prof. Green, of the state experimental
station, urged the advisability of the
teaching of forestry in a practical way
in the schools of the rural districts,
and D. Lange, of St. Paul, spoke in be
half of the study of nature. George D.
Goodrich read a paper on the heat
ing and ventilation of rural school
houses, and a general discussion of the
topics of the afternoon followed.
How the Visiting Teachers Will
Employ Themselves.
The general meeting of the associa
(Our Own Mate).
3(Bnd 5-pound jars.
This is a strictly flue, fresh separator B
B Creamery Butter, and wi!l match any jfil
9 grocer's "or butcher's best that they ask ■
| Try a Jar ani be Convinced. :
. '. Cor. Ninth and Wabatlia
and 772 Wabasha Street. .
Largest Mannfaotnrersof Fine Clothing In the World.
fThe Boys
Some time since we had much to
say about Boys' Clothing. Maybe it's
because the Boys' Department is car
ing for itself in splendid fashion. A
good thing requires little pushing —
seems to develop momentum of its
own and happily sails along. Simply
the old story over again: "Nothing
succeeds like success." Wonderful
how our Boys' Department is growing.
The reasons? Here are a few.
Strictly AII-Wool Knee Pants, full winter weight, all colors,
all ages, 3to 16 years, only 50c. Boys' AII-Wool Knee Pants
Suits, "leavy, strong, durable; elsewhere, $5.00; hsre $3.50-
Boys' Reefers, big storm collars, Chinchilla or Frieze, superb
coats, actually worrh $7; only $5.
tion will convene at the Central Pres
byterian church at 9:30 a. m., the pro
gramme being as follows:
9:30 O'Clock— Mala chorus, by twenty Min
nesota teachers.
"The Place and Importance of Social and
Civil Ethics in the Education of Our Youth."
To be discussed by—
Men of Business— Hon. F. B. Doran, mayor
of St. Paul; Hon. J. T. Wyman, Minneapolis
Religious Teachers— Rev. G. R. Merrill,
I D. D., Minneapolis: Rev. S. G. Smith, D. D.
St. Paul.
10:30— Music. St. Paul's church choir,
Thomas Yapp, organist and choirmaster.
"Federation Club Women."
a. "The Club Women and the Public
Schools," Miss Margaret J. Evans, Carleton
college. Northfield.
b. "Speciiic Moral Instruction in the Public
Schools." Mrs. W. E. Thompson, liaiuliiie.
c. "Ethics in the School Room," Mrs. II
C. Burbank. St. Paul.
d. '.The Teacher a Moral Force in the
School Room," Mrs. William N. Ladue Min
To be followed by a general discussion by
the asscc:atoin.
Evening— 7:4s O'clock— Address, "Scientific
Study of Education." Prof. Nicholas Murray
Butler. Ph. 1)., Columbia university. New
, York. The Associated School Beards of Min
| inscta will meet with the general aasocia
! tion. The State I'Vdoiation of Women's clubs
j will give a reception to the members of the
: ass.~c:at'o:i and the Associated School Boards
at the close- of Prof. Butler's address.
The section programmes are as follows-
County Superintendents, 8:30 o'clock -
"Itliral Schools and Some of Their Prob
lems," Supt. Maud Graves.
Round Table Talk—
a. General discussion on the "Report of the
Committee of Twelve on Rural Schools."
b. "The Minnesota Legislature and tho
County Superintendents." Supts. A. E. Eng
strom, M. W. Vaoidewater.
c. "Assistance to County Superintendents,"
Supt. B. i). Alton.
High School Section, 2:30—
Round Table Sessions.
"English in the High School." Ella Patter
son, presiding; house of representatives.
"Latin in the High Schdol," .Mabel E. Peck
j presiding; room 16, state o&pltol.
"History and Civics in the High School,"
j J. C. Bryant presiding; room L";, Central high
j school.
"Science in the High School," A. J. Wool-
I man, Duluth, presiding; norn l'T, Central
I higli school.
Elementary Section, 2:20 o'clock -
"Sense Training and New Methods In Num
a. "Sense Training in Primary Grades, I
Aims, Bearing on Other Work, Sources of |
Information, Mat* rials Used, etc."
b. class exercises in sense training, fol
lowed by description of various other exer
cises, with charts for Illustration, Miss Mabel
Austin, Prescott school, Minneapolis.
r. New methods in number as applied In
Minneapolis; how started, materials used,
principles, extent of the work in displacing
old methods of numbers, teaching, etc., Miss
.Iran Gowdy, principal Van Cleve school, Min
d. Number exercises with Third grade class,
followed by discussion of othur exercises,
with charts for illustration, Mrs. A'Jca F.
i Rollins, principal Sheridan school, Minneap
Miss Lillian Blaisdcll will preside at this
I nCnished business.
Election of officers.
Child Study Association— 2:P.O O'clock—
"A Study of Children's Ideals" (Statlstl
cal), Miss Estelle Darrah, Mankato Normal
Round Table upon moral ideas and moral i
training of children.
Discussion, introduced by MlEfl Lillian Blais
dell and Superintendent J. G. Tawney.
Business meeting.
Report of secretary and treasurer.
Election of officers.
Miscellaneous business.
Joint Meeting— Child-Study and Elementary
Sections — Supt. S. S. Parr, presiding — Aud
ience Room, Central Presbyterian Church —
Address of the president.
"The Influence of School en the Health j
of tho Teacher." Dr. A. J. Stone. St. Paul.
"The Influence of School on the Health
of the Child," Dr. R. 0. Bcurd.
"Intellectual Development of the Teacher,"
Prof. J. E. Frederick "Woodbridge.
"Inspirational Literature," Rev. Marlon D.
College Section —
Paper— "The Cultivation of the. Ideal In
Coliego Education," Prof. J. M. Johnson, of
Macalester college.
Discussion, W. E. Thompson, of Ham
lice university. !
Paper— "The Place and Value of Intercol- ]
legl'ite Debates, " i ; rof. M. L. Sanford, of the
State university.
Discussion, Prof. L. E. Ashbaugh, of Par
ker college.
Unfinished business.
Election of officers.
Graded School Section—
"Tho Function of the Graded School," E.
II Ellsworth, Brecklnridge.
"The Limitations of a Principal of a Grad
ed School," C. A. Patchin, Caledjnia.
Music Section— 2:3o O'clock.—
Lecture, Prof. William L. Tomlins, Chl-
Round table discussion of Mr. Tomllna'
lecture. _ „
Chorus In costume, from John Ericsson
school, directed by Miss Ruddy.
Rote songs, by a class of first grade chil
dren, irem Sibley school, St. Paul, Miss Fan
ning, teacher.
Sight singing and songs, by an eighth grade
class, from the Franklin, school, St. Paul,
Mle« M. Z. Dallas, teacher.
Associated RchDol Boards; Central High
School— 2 :?,o, Routine. Business-
Preside t's op n ■ g adlreas, "Th 1 Position of
the School Board In the State's Educational
System," W. A. Hunt. Northfield.
Paper, "True and False Economy In School
Expenditures," C. A. Fosnes, member of
Montevideo board.
Discussion led by delegates from MotHs,
Owatonna, Cannon FalU, Alexandria.
Paper, "Truancy," Supt. V. G. Curtis, St.
Paul. Minn.
Address by Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler,
professor of "philosophy. Columbia university.
New York city, by invitation of officers o-f
State Educational association.
Edward Prrro Is Badly Hurt In the
Giiiclin Yards.
Edward Perro, a younger brother of Officer
Perro, of the central station, met with a
serious accident in the Omaha yards, at East
St. Paul, early yesterday morning, by falling
from the top cf a moving freight car. He
was found unconscious beside the track half
an hour later when missed by his crew. It
was found that he had received several con
tusions about the head, and a card in the
shoulder was so injured that he could
scarcely move his head. The Injured man
was taken to h!s home on Gentssee street,
but v/hen Officer Perao learned of hi 3 broth
er's condition yesterday afternoon he had the !
young man removed to St. Joseph's hospital.
Dr. Wbeaton examined Perro's injuries, and
Is of the opinion that he Is not dangerously
In falling from the car the yo-.ins: man \
struck upon his left shoulder and his head.
Fortunately, he fell away from the track,
where other trains passed aft; r the accident.
Had he struck squarely upon his head, the
physicians say his neck would doubt!, ss have
been broken.
Cbipppnn Spring Waier,
The purest and softest naturs! Spring water
known. Drewry & Sons, dUti-ibuiors.
Some Interesting Letters ami 'ivie
griiuis Found When lie Was
W. H. Griffin, "the other mayor," Is
behind the bars. Not in St. Paul, l»-
--cause it is ;i question if there are bars
enough here to hold him for seventeen
minutes. But way out in Beatrice,
Neb., is the power in St. Paul police
circles and the erstwhile political
lieutenant of Mayor Doran Incarcerat
ed. Hit.- is the story of his arrest aa
tel< graphed t<i the Globe from Be
atrice lasi night:
"W. li. Griffin, of Bt Paul, came here
yesterday in behalf of Chas. Prince, of
St. Paul, who was brought here last
week from Texas to answer to tin.
charge of robbing the Bank of Adama,
this i ounty, last < >ctober. ( iriffln be
came drunk lust night and continued
his spree until this afternoon, when
Prince swore out a warrant for his ai
rest, charging him with carrying con
ceal '1 weapons, and he was lurked up.
A great variety of letters and telegrams
were found on his person. The follow
ing is a sample:
"Fort Worth, Tex., I v, ■:>:. Mr. W. s.
Griffin, :::; Bast Sevcntib sir. .■!.. St. Paul,
Minn.: Act at once. Delay is fatal. Charley
says come quick. ' ,\. Hay."
''Indianapolis, Not, 10, "j:. Dear Friend
Prince: J thought I would write you ;:ud see
If you could gel away with about $30 worth
of stickers. If so let him know and 1 will
send them to yon at once. 1 will .ship some
worm' up to you in v few days. Vt.urs
truly. "Billle .Slobs EJwundo,
"General Delivery, Indianapolis, Ind."
"Fifty-five 4-cent stamps and two
keys wen among his numerous > f;
The detective who has worked on
Prince's case, the police and marshal
here consider Griffin's arrest impor
tant, alleging that It was a precon
certed plan to have Oriflln arrested,
and, being placed in Jail with Prince
and on this ctheory, he was placed In
the city jail entirely apart from the
county jail.
"There are many exceedingly inter
esting- letters among his papers. In
one the expression is used: 'The bank
of Adams was an association bank.'
Prince was arraigned today and bpund
over to district court in the sum of
$1,000. Gen. Colby, Prince's attorney.
claims that Griffin and Prince are bth
all right, and that Prince will b>- able
to prove an alibi. Griffin's case will
■be heard tomorrow morning."
There are some things about the
foregoing that ,iii their face are ab
surd. Griffin may have gone to i
rice to assist Prince in jetting out of
jail, but lie never Intended to do it by
breaking into jail himself. If he had
i had any Idea that he was going to be
1 "sloughed up," he would nol have had
his pocket full of such correspondence
as tho telegram alii ges hi had. Prince
was located in St. Paul a few months
ago, it Is understood, but has not been
seen around lately. Inquiry at Griffin's
Baloon last night discovered the fact
that he kft St. Paul last week to go
to St. Louis. Xuthlng had been heard
of his arrest.
Names of the Twcnt y-'Mi rt-c Men
Who Have Been Summoned.
The grand jury for the January
term of the district court ijis been
summoned for Jan. 3, an-1 will on that
date take up the business to come be
fore them. The twenty-three good nun
and true who have ben drawn as
jurymen are:
J. .1. O'Rourke, Charles A. Fischer,
J. August Nllsson, Louis Peterson,
P. 11. Kelly. James Shannon,
Joseph Lonegran, M. E. Murray.
George P. Lyrnan, Charles G. .lohnson,
Arnold A. Kalman, P. J. Havener,
Fred Knauft, John S. G
R. C. Jefferson. li. (}. Haas.
George F. Clifford. C. W. Hackett,
George L. Farwell, P. M. Hennessey,
W J. Pootner, F. J. Haynes.
Tbadeus C. Field,
Mystery of (be Lyon HurKl"ry Is
I II I'M I Clfll.
When Detective Well:: investigated a burg
lary at the homo of \V. A. Lyon, 699 Ollvo
. Christmas day. in which $1') in money
was stolen, he reported to Chief Schweitzer
that the indications pointed '■> some one fa
miliar within the nous guilty party.
Yesterday, after a short "sweating*' at the
hands of Chief Schweitzer, Raymond A. Ma
son, Mr. Lynn's stepson, the police say,
confessed to have committ< <1 the robbery.
At Brat ynung Mason denied the ac.-usations
of the police, but finally broke down and
fidmittr-d his guilt, it la said. i(l!i:iK how ho
h^J taken the money from a secret hiding
place, and then rn-.nshed open a trunk and
left a window open to give the Idea of a
regulution robbery, Toung Mason said he
had expended part of the money for Chri.-u
--n«;3 presents.
Will Bring 'Mi to Time.
Several defendant! In .ast-s brought by
the health department failed to appear In
the police court for tri.il yesterday and at
tachments were Issued for ihe following:
Louis Treber, M. T'now, John Hamburg. Jo-
Meu. J. Gabriel and J. Bhrmcister.
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