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. — Pitman's Phonetic Jonrnul, published in London and
devoted to the Isaac ritmiin system of shorthand, is out
In a new dress. It is published weekly in magazine form
and Is a bright periodical.

— 0. K. Dunn, LL.B., President of the West Superior.
Wis., Bus. Univ., In addition to being an all-round com-
mercial teacher, has the degree Bache-
lor of Laws, having found time while
teaching to study law and complete
a course. After graduating from the
high school he entered the Gem City
B. C, and took normal penmanship
work under Fielding Schofleld and H.

B. Behrensmeyer. Stillwater, Minn..

C. C, the Hastings. Minn., C. C, aud
Caton's C. C, Minneapolis, Minn., had
the advantage of his services for
several years. In 1892 he purchased
the Ellett College of Commerce, West
Superior, Wis., and renamed the In-
stitution Superior Business Universi-
ty. This school he has maintained
with success ever since. He Is ener-
getic, bard working, and by push and

uprightness has brought the school rapidly to the front.

— The New Jersey B. C. 683 Broad street, Newark.
Mr. C. T. Miller, Prin., was presented with first and sec-
ond premiums at the recent New Jersey State Fair for
students' bookkeeping, writing and ornamental penman-
ship. We are Informed that these were the only pre-
miums granted to any school.

One of the oldest of the old guard is M. A. Pond,

Topeka, Kan. Mr. I'ond nttended

__^ the Spencerlan Institute of I'enman-

Bihlp at Geneva, O., in 1S(!7. and be-
gan his life work In Topeka. Kan., In
April, 18CS. For ninny years Mr.
Pond did pioneer work in spreading
the gcispcl of forearm movement writ-
ing throughout the tlnii mw West,
lie has lived to see Kansas famous
for the ciuantlly and qualily of Its
penmen. Mr. Pond believes in giving


M. A. PoNU.

bis students three or four months^
movement drill, then n heavy <iuse of
form, employing tracing with pencil,
and analysis, and lastly of applying
motion to the letters. His main point
Is to give his students a fixed, settled
hsnd for lite, at the rate of twenty
to thirty words a minute. Mr. Pond was prominent In
the late meeting of the Kansas State Penmen's Associa-
tion and was elected vice-president.

— Thk JorRN.M. recently had a pleasant call from Mr.
H. E. HIbbard, PrIn. and Prop, of the B. & S. Bus. School,
Boston, one of the old wheel horses of the profession.
Mr. HIbbard has been In the work long and Is known to
every one who Is Interested In what Is going on outside
his own school. Mr. HIbbard has fully recovered from

E- N. Spellman.

a .serious accident with which he met a year or two ago
and is now In vigorous health. The accident In question
came from being thrown from an electric motor cab.
which took fire and became unmanageable. Mr. Hlh-
bard's leg was so badly crushed as to necessitate ampnta-
ilon. He reports an enormous ni tendance at the B. & S.,
with students sitting In the hallways and every depart-
ment crowded. In company with J. F. Mooar. well-known
penman and associate principal of the school, he will
be at Worcester to attend the next meeting of the East-
ern Commercial Teachers' .\ssoclatlon, with twenty-five
teachers from his school.

— We desire to return thanks for the tickets ot ad-
mission and Invitation to the entertainment of Miner's
Bus. Acd.v.. CO" Halsey street, Brooklyn. N. Y.. on the
evening of October 14.

— Eibrldge N. Spellman, for several years past con-
nected with the Chicago Coll. of Com., and who Is still
an important factor In pushing that

institution to the front. Is a native
of Illinois and thirty years of age.
He attended the common schools,
took a course at the Illinois State
Normal University, graduated from
the Bryant & Stratton B. C. Chicago,
and took private Instruction on spe-
cial branches. He has had twenty
years' teaching experience in various
grades of public school, normal school
and business colleges. He is thor-
ough and conscientious In his work
and is utterly opposed to quibbling
in talks, advertising or actions.
Everything he has to say or do is
said and done openly and above-
board. I'resident Cook, of the Cook
County Normal, said, " He is in dead earnest." Spellman
has made a success of work In Chicago and numbers his
friends among students, business men and co-laborers by
the thousand.

Aetr Sehooln and School Changra.

— Covington. Ky., C. C, H. W. Shaffer, pen. and com'l

leacher. Is a new Institution. V. T. Weaver, late of

Union B. C, Qulncv, III., in conjunction with his father,
J. 11. Weaver, has purchased the Ohio Valley B. C. East
Liverpool, O., from J. F. Cooper, former Pres. Within
a month after opening the doors they had enrolled one
hundred students. Mr. Weaver, Sr., Is a teacher of many
vears' experience and has been County Teachers' Ex-
aminer in Carroll County, O., and he retired from the
State Senatorial contest when the school was purchased.
F. T. Weaver, In a late letter, says : " The Jocrnal Is get-
ting better all the time : and that is saying a great deal.
I cant' see how a teacher or student can afford to be
without it. To me it is worth ten times what It costs
and more. I wish I could express more fully my grati-
tude to you for the past favors you have shown me. I
have never seen anything equal to The Abt Journal for
advertising, for as soon as I received my paper for July
the letters came in faster ^han I could find time to answer
them. I know more ot the power of The Penman's Abt
JorBN.u., for In less than four weeks I think I had
twentv-five calls to take a share In a business college or
buy the school. It was through your kindness that I
am here at East Liverpool. There is no place In the
count rv I would rather have located than here. I am
now near all of my close relations. I give you these per-
sonal Items that you may know what changes The Art

.loiRXAi. has wrought for us." The Northwestern B.

('.. Madison. Wis.. Is now owned by G. K. Demmlng. who
has purchased his former partner's (Mr. Proctor) Inter-
est. The Institution has been In the same building for
twentv-elght years. .About the middle of October It
moved" to new rooms In a handsome business block. Pros-
pects are reported bright for the school the coming year.

11. T. Engelhorn, Prin. of Engelhorn. Helena. Mont..

B. C. and a school at Spokane, Is back again In his old

home at Helena. Boyles' Com'l and Short. Coll., H. P.

Boyles. Prln. ; .\. E. and H. W. Hoyles. associates. Is lo-
cated In the Bei' Bnlldlnc. Omaha. Neb. II. W. Behnke

has opened a Pernin Shorthand School. Oregonlan Build-
ing Portland. Ore. U. L. Uudy has purchased the Ohio

Vallev B. C. Marietta. O.. and has renamed It the Mari-
etta C. C, J. P. Adamson. Sec. : F. W. Cochran. Treas.
J C Kane Is conducting a business college at Cam-
bridge. Md. 1». S. Hill, the Kentucky penman, has pur

chased an Interest In Lockyear's H. 0., Evansvllle. Ind.

A new business training school at Memphis. Tenn.,

Is conducted bv T. M. Milan and brother. .1. II. Brod.

Jr., Is prln. oi the Com'l Dent, and P. J. llerpel penman of

I'erklns & Ilernel Mercanlllc Coll.. St. Louis. Mo. J.

I) Macuab A.B.. Is prln. t^om'l Dept. ot the South Jer-
sey Inst., Bridgcton, N. J.- Henry George is penman of

Eilworth Coll.. Iowa Falls. la. — J. E. Altken. prop, and

penman of the Laconla. N. II.. B. C. H. Clifford Tlflln.

I'rop. Tiffin's Bus. Inst., Keene, N. H. T. 0. RIggs Is

Prln. and penman RIeg's B. C, Beaumont, Tex. T.

Hacklev. Prop and Prln. l,ock Haven. Pa.. B. C. G. E.

Beale iias charge of the Pen. and Com'l Depts. of the

State Normal School. Clarion. Pa. W. A. Drew has

opened Drew's B. C. Elgin. III., with F. W. Kills, late
of Chicago. In charge of ( om'l Dept.

Moremenln oj thr Trarhrra.

B F Wilson la Prln. of the Bus. Prac. and Pen.

Depts. In the Western Nor Coll.. Shenandoah. la. — R. A.
Grant, formerlv of Winona, Minn., and Lafayette, IiJd.,
Is Prln. of the" Com'l Dept. In the Kockford. III.. High

School G. 11. Krohn has charge of the pen. In the

Humboldt. la.. Coll. B. A. Hoggs, formerly special


teacher of pen. and book, in the Waterloo, la . public
schools, is now auditor of the Rapid Transit Company of

that town. E, F. Richards, for many years teacher of

pen. and com. branches in the Lawrence, Kan.. B. C, is
now bookkeeper for the Anaconda Copper Mining Com-
pany, Hamilton, Mont. D. A. Casey, late of the New

England B. U., Lowell, Mass., is a new teacher in the Com 1

Dept. of the Bliss B. C, North Adams, Mass. Miss

Kmma Duncan, formerly of De Funlak, Fla., B. C, is
the new Prin of the Short. Dept. of the Canton. O., B. C.

P. S. Musrush is the new Prin. of the Com'l Dept.

of the T/akewood. O., High School. A. S. Fries, for

some time past with the Mankato. Minn.. B. C. is now
teaching in the St. Joseph, Mo., B. U. A. C. Sloan suc-
ceeds F. T. Weaver, teacher of pen. and com'l branches

in the Union B. C, Qulncy. 111. Miss Myrtle Fuller

will teach plain and ornamental pen. and com'l branches

In the Sherman, Tex,, B. C. this season. S. M. Smith

has charge of the Pen. Dept. Bpworth. la., Seminary.

W. H. Qaackenbush, for some years with the Topeka,
B. C, is a new teacher in the Superior B. U., West Su-
perior, W.'s. A. F. Heck is Prin. of the Atchison, Kan..

B. C, Coonrod & Smith, Props. F. Gerald Salter is co-
principal of Massey B. C Montgomery, Ala. W. J.

McCarty succeeds J. M. Adams as Prin. of the Bus. Dept.

of Scio. O., Coll. O. W. Rlster, formerly of Houston

Com'l Coll., Is now located at Guion, Tex. D. W. Mc-

Millin, formerly of Onarga, 111., has charge of the Com'l
Dept. and pen. in the Coldwater, Mich., school. Chas.

E. Rogers, late of Caton's B. C, Buffalo, N. Y., is now as-
sistant teacher in the Com'l Dept. Paterson. N. J., High

School. Miss Emma Craig is Supvr. of draw, and

pen. In the public schools of Kirkwood. III. Miss Bs-

tella Gleason, Big Rapids, Mich., is teacher of short, and

type, in the Ravenswood. W. Va.. B. C. G. E. Crane

has changed his allegiance from the Iowa B. C. to the

CapitaJ Cltv Com'l Coll., Des Moines, la. J. R.

Hutchinson, late of San Jos6, Cal., is a new teacher in the

Iowa B. C. Des Moines. A. E. Weaver Is Prin. and

Miss Marie Pequignot teacher of pen. and com'l branches

In the Elkhart, Ind.. Nor. School and Bus. Inst. P.

N. Cram is Prin. of Com'l Dept. and N. P. Sipprelle pen.

In the Shaw B. C. Augusta, Me. Edw. A. Sammis is

master of Com'l Dept.. High School, Stamford, Conn.

F. M. Fulstone Is secretary of the Ventura. Cal.. B. C.

J. F. Cooper, late Prin. of the Ohio Valley B, C. East

Liverpool. la., who for the past seven months has been
In Colorado for his health, has been elected to take charge
of the Pen. and Com'l Depts, of the Denver Normal
School and Mrs. Cooper to take charge of the Short. Dept.

Mr. Cooper reports a large school, H, W, Storla is an

assistant teacher in the High School Com'l Dept.. Sioux

City, la. L, H, Hausam. Salina. Kan., has sent out

several pen. and com'l teachers lately : W. L. Thomas,
to the Mt. Clemens. Mich.. B. C, ; J, C. GIsh. Columbus,
Ind.. B. C ; A. H. Crovle. Waco. Tex., B. C. : G. E. Spohn,
Norfolk. Va.. B. C. : W. C. Kandt. Ft. Smith. Ark.. B. C. :
r. A. Passell. Bus. Dept. Pa. State Normal School ; E, E,

Roper. Pittsburg Kan.. B. C. Miss Louise B. Rusk.

formerly of Elkhart, Ind.. is now Supvr. of draw, and pen.
In the public schools. South Charleston. O,


At Lamoni. la., on August 29. Miss E. Franc Rich was
united in marriage to Mr. Carlton Hawley by Bishop E,
L, Kellev. Mrs. Hawley was until recently teacher In
Graceland College. Lamoni, la,, where she had charge of
shorthand. Mr. Hawley Is junior member of a prosper-
ous real estate firm In Dennison, la. Mrs. Hawley will
he remembered bv many of those who attended the con-
ventions In the last few years. The Jodrnal extends

Fresh Busineta Tjiteratnfe.

— Good taste characterizes everything in connection
with the catalogue and hand-book (two separate publica-
tions, bv the way) Issued by Huntslnger's B. C, Hartford.
Conn. The paper and mechanical work are fine. The
Information is clear and concise, and the whole presents
an artistic appearance that mirrors a high grade school,

— "Business Education, Why You Should Have It
and Where You can Get It " Is the title In gold on black
cover, silk cord tied brochure of one hundred and four
pages Issued by Bixler College. Wooster. O. In this vol-
ume Mr. Bixler puts in some good licks for his school
and publications,

— Southern Normal Univ,. Com'l Dept.. Huntingdon,
Tenn,. Jas. H. Land. Prin. : Jas. D. Combs, Pen., has
Issued a tastefully illustrated and catchy announcement,

— Stevens Point. Wis,. B, C. W, E, Allen, Prin., has a
well illustrated catalogue this year.

— Indiana State N. S., Terre Haute. Ind,. for Its
thirtieth year is sending out a dignifiprt and substantial
catalogue." W. T. 'Turman is teacher of pen. and draw.

— The prospectus of the Central Bus. Inst., Ottawa.
Can,, T. H. McGuIrl. Prin. : .1, T. Oliver. Vice-Prln,. in
dicates that Mr. McGuirl is to conduct a high grade in
stltution. This was expected of him.

— Other well handled catalogues and booklets have
been received from the following institutions : Ayres'
B. C. San Francisco. Cil. ; Hiram. O,, Coll, ; Evening
High School, Com'l Dept,, Providence. R. I, ; the Parsons,
Kan., B. C. : Western N, C. Shenandoah. la. : B. C. and
School of Shorthand and Typewriting. Owosso. Mich. :
Humboldt. la.. C. : McCann's B. C. Mahanoy City. Pa. ;
High School, Com'l Dept,. N. Y. City ; Brazil. Ind., B. U. :
Goldev Coll.. Wilmington. Del. ; Bay City Mich., B. C. ;
Terre' Haute, Ind.. C. C. : the Childs B. C. New Haven,
Conn. : Normal School. Com'l Dept.. Fredonla, N. Y. ;
Los Angeles, Cal., B. C. ; Ludington, Mich., B. C. ; Lock-

year's B. C, EvansvlUe, Ind. ; Northwestern N. C. and
Com'l Inst., Grand Forks, N. D. ; the Canfleld School,
Com'l Dept., Owatonna, Minn. ; Mount Morris, III., Coll. ;
Preparatory ami Com'l Tnst., New Haven, Conn. ; Ruther-
ford's School. Cleveland. O. ; Dallas. Tex., C. C. : Dan-
ville. 111., Bus. and Shorthand Coll, : Mountain State
B. C, ParkerKhiirc. W. Va.


A <'

I EmbarvaBBlng Experienc
Love Ijetter.

I After Writtnit

" Do you know," said Mr. Man to a reporter the
other evening, " that the boys at the club have a
merry and most distressing ' 6nd ' on me? I sup-
pose it's one of the inevitable consequences of re-
nouncing bachelorhood that a man lays himself open
to attack from the most unsuspected quarters. Now,
loyal citizen as I am, I have received a bitter blow
from the United States Government. It stabbed me.
using the dead letter office as a dagger. It was like
this : Just a mouth ago at the club I wrote a letter
to the girl I am going to marry. I had told only one or
two of my intimate friends of the engagement, and we
weren't going to announce it until fall. Well, as I
was saying, I wrote to Alice Jevrons that day at the
club and told her how fond I was of her. I loved her
very hard that day, and I used some strong expres-
sions. I suppose my heart ran away with my pen, so
to speak.

" To make a short story a little longer, I sat down
by the window to direct the envelope. I got to gazing
out on the fleecy clouds floating across the blue depths
of the sky, and thinking about her, as a man does,
you know. Well, I suppose I directed the letter
wrong. It never reached her. Instead of that, a
month later, came a nasty looking official envelope ad-
dressed to ' Loving Tom,' in care of the club. The
post office people hadn't been able to find the girl, so
they tried to send the drive hack to the one who wrote
it, and their only clue was the signature and the en-
graved letterhead. Well, nobody at the club could
fancy who 'Loving Tom' was, so the House Commit-
tee opened the envelope. The first thing they saw was
' Dearest Alice,' and the first sentence was absolute
inanity. Then they recognized my writing and for-
bore to read further."

Jlr. Man stopped to wipe from his brow the per-
spiration which sprang forth at the thought of his
mortification. " Well, there's just one thing about it,"
he added thoughtfully, " I'll never again sign myself
anything but my full name, even if I live to be a regu-
lar Methuselah and write to Mrs. Methuselah every
dav." — 2Veio York Tribune.


A Farmer Signs a Marriage Certificate Which Torn»
Up a Promissory Note.

BiNGHAMTON. — Nelson Simpson, a farmer in Wayne
(Jounty, Pa., is regretting the hospitality he ex-
tended an eloping couple. Several weeks ago a well-
dressed man of clerical appearance drove to his
farm in a buggy at sunset and asked permission to
stay all night. He made a favorable impression and
a room was given him. Before the family retired a
man and woman stopped, inquiring the way to the
nearest minister, as they wished to get married. The
clergyman volunteered his services and a marriage
certificate was filled out, which Simpson signed as a
witness. Last week a promissory note signed by the
farmer turned up for payment.

A Jewel.

Father: " Wli" is the best writer in your class,

Bobby : " -Tack Bulger. He writes the excuses for
every feller in the class." — Judge.




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IIiH Education and Experience, Salary, Eic

A Sy injtoai urn.

Chapter 3.

NltTUEl! iiisliillinc'iil iif auswer.s
from prominent teiiclicrs and prin-
cipals to TUE JOUiiXAl.'s ques-
tions as to what constitutes a
model commercial teacher, is pre-
sented lierewitli.

Any one who is contemplating
answering these questions is urgeil
to do so before November 25.
.Make answers brief. Here are the questions:

1. \A)int I'ducaliiHi should a commercial teacher have:
(m. i;en?ral; (bl. Speiial?

2 What experience: (a). In bubineiss ; (b). In teach

3. What is the best combinalion of branches: (ai.
English and Bookkeeping, etc.: (h). IVnmanship ami
Uookkeeping. etc.: (ci. Penmanship and Shortliand ; idi.
Shorthand and English?

4. (a) What is a fair salary fur tea months; cl)J, I'"r
twelve months?

3. Should vacation (in school .vear of tweive ninnthsi
l)e deducted from teacher's salar.v?

(!. Is night school a linancial success';

What Chattanooga Priii>rlelor» Saij,

1. (o) A conimercial teacher should have at least
a good public school education. A college course would
give him a great advantage, oilier things being eqaal.
However, some of the most sm-cessful commercial
teachers we have ever known had only the public-
school training.

(5) He should have completed a business college
lourse at an up lo ilate business college, and have
made himsilf familiar with the most approved meth-
ods of teaching business.

2. (a) He should have at least one year's experi-
ence in a wide-awake business ofli<'e.

(6) A teacher should be able to do good work
after about two years' experience in teaching. We
think it requires about that length of lime to get his
work so in hand thai he can push it eucrgcli<ally and
efficiently. Of coiir.-ic some teachers will do heller
work in Iheir first year than others will after len
years' experience, bul we have in mind the teacher
who will ultimately make a success.

,3. A Icachor in a commenial deparlinent should he
qualified in all llic branches of his department. lie
should be able to give a ri-ad.v and satisfaclory an-
swer to any (|iieslion Ihut nia.v arise in his line. \Vc
fail to si'c how he can <-onunand Ihe confidence of his
Hludenis if he h:is lo admit llial he is only posli'<i in
one branch. It is parlicnlaily desirable Ihat a teacher
of Bookkeeping be :i good pcninaii. llial his criticism
nniy he had cm all ilie work clone by Ihe sliiilent.

A Icacher of Shorlhand should he well posti>d in
lOiiglish, that he may intelligently all the
work done by his pupils.

4. A teacher should he jmid according lo his earn-
ing capacity. What would he a fair salary for the
average teacher is hard to say. Il musi vary accord-
ing to the expense of living, which is nincli grealer in
some sections Ihaii in otheis. 'I'lni-. ,'<7.').IKI in Ten-
nessee will purchase as much as .fllM) in Oregon. The
nize of the town has much to do with the expense.

5. We see no reason why a teacher in a business col-
lege is entitled to pay for his vacation when a teacher
in the public: sc-hools is not. Business houses of our
cily do not, as a rule, pay bookkeepers and stenograph-
ers for time allowed for vacation.

An employer usually decides what he can aCEord to
pay an employee for his work. If he understands
that he is lo pay for one month's work more than he
gets, he, of course, reduces the price per month for the
time employed, so as to compensate for the time lost.
A teacher worthy the name does not ask to receive a
donation from his employer, and to pose as an object
of charity. If he is to receive ^l.IRK) per year, with
one month's vacation, let him receive it in eleven
monthly payments, and feel that he has earned that
amount, is under obligation to no one, and can enjoy
a vacation as a free American citizen should.

0. Night .school has always produced very satisfac-
lory results, liuancially. Yours truly,

• Wiley Bros.

I'rins. Muunluin City B. C, Chattanooga, Tenn.

A n'isronMt

1. (a) In my opinion the commercial teacher
should have not only theory and training in school
work before attempting to teach commercial branches
but in addition lo this he should have considerable ei-
I)erience in actual business.

(h) In way of special training a thorough knowl-
edge of all the subjects taught in the ordinary busi-
ness college. However. Shorthand and Typewriting
may he dis])ensed with in case a man wishes to teach
in an institution which employs special teachers for
the diflereni dei>artmenis.

2. («) A man should have at least four years' ex-
perience in actual business and, if possible, the said
experience should he in a good mercantile house.

(h) Kxperience in teaching is quite necessary, and
the more the better. In my opinion a man is worth
K) per cent, more each year, owing to the fact that he
has had the aditioual experience, providing that he is
a progressive teacher.

3. It is a question which is the best combination of
branches. However, T think most teachers of Bookkeep-
ing are also good penmen, and my experience has been
that belter salaries are paid for good teachers of Book-
keeping and Penmanship than for Shorlhand and
Typewriting and English branches.

4. I consider .?l,tX>0 a good salary for twelve months'

.'». ( think it is a better plan lo pay teachers for the
actual lime Ihey are teaching and allow them lo take
such a vacation as the.v may see fit. However, I think
ihal ;ill leachers should lake at least four weeks' va-
calion during Ihe year.

(i. l'"or Ihe past len years I have condiicled a night
school, and Ibc receipts from Ihe nighl school have lieen
ahoul '20 per cenl. of the reeeipis of the day school.
1 cousiiler il a linancial succi'ss. from Ihe fact tha;
Ic-achers can he hired lo leach clay and evening for
about the .same salary as would he paid for day work
onl.v. In one sense rent costs absolutely nothing, as
Ihe same rooms would be required for th'c day school.
Bespc-ci fully.

O. E. Dt'N.v.

I'rcnI. Siiiiiriiir It. I .. Wist .Superior. Wh.
The Far Sorlhirrtt In Uraril From,

1. (u) A good English and Normal Iraining.
(!)) Ill his specialties, whatever Ihey may he.

2. (a) Some practical "rounding off."

(()) Considerable Normal or I'nhlic School leach-
ing experience.

3. English, iiennianship, bookkeeping and shorlhand.

4. Six Hundred Dollars.

(6) For 12 months. Seven Hundred Dollare for
an experienced man.
.5. No.
6. No.

H. T. Engelhoun.
Prest. Engelhorn, Helena (Mont.) Business Col-
lege and Spokane Business College ( Washington. )

''^enjriand Cl?OitQjowtna^

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