Copyright
A.W. Elson & Co.

Penman's Art Journal (Volume 25) online

. (page 59 of 84)
Online LibraryA.W. Elson & CoPenman's Art Journal (Volume 25) → online text (page 59 of 84)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook


Entered at New York Post OfBee as second class matter.



<iQ:'U£'CL^taAxv&



259



Grand Prize, Pa^ris, 1900

Highest Award Possible.




THE Smith Prlmili

WILL FULLY MEET YOUR EVERyj
TYPEWRITER REQUIREMEt
BUILT RIGHT —WORKS RIQI
USED BY THE LEADING MANl
TURERS AND MERCHANTS E>
WHERE, BECAUSE THE MOST
ECONOMICAL TO OWN.

PRINTED MATTER FREE.

The Smith Premier Typewrite!

SYRACUISE.N.y USA




WYCKOFF. SEAMANS & BENEDICT

327 Broa^dwav, New York.



NEW MODELS



For 190 J, Densmores Nos. 4 and 5.




A LONG LEAD TAKEN IN THE NU.VIBER
OF ENDS ACCOMPLISHED BY TYPE-
WRITING MACHINES. ^ ^ .^ ^



NEW BOOKLET GRATIS.



DENSMORE TYPEWRITER CO., 309 Broadway, New York.



2! Fox Typewriter

BALL BEARING CARRIAQG.



?«0. T,

76 Characters.



J*!o. 2,

8B Characters.




The No. 2



LEAST NOISE, SHORTEST DIP,
LIGHTEST TOUCH.

Improved Typebar Hanger and Escapement. "

Our No. 3 aod No. 4 Models have Double Shift Key

FOR "TOUCH TYPEWRITING.":

■ ■PUT CUICT The operator i§ not required to 3Mft the entire
Llun I onir I carriage or tjpe basket— Ouly Ihe Plateu.

INTERESTING CATALOG AND PRICES ON REQUEST.

DE.\L,ERS AVAXTED. Liberal Di



FOX TYPEWRITER TO ^*s n. front street,
ruA I irtTTmitn \.w., q^ano rapids, mich.



26o f^^'^§^nmaMQ;^<l^uXAaS

ISAAC PITMAN'S SHORTHAND.

A La.rger Sa^le ThaLii All Other Systems Combined.

Adopted by the High Schools of New York and Brooklyn.



■* All shorthand writers in the world concede the debt
of gratitude due to Isaac Pitman as the original inventor
of the BEST system of shorthand, and the one which

forms the basis for a hundred or more modifications." —
Dr. WM. T. HARRIS, U. S. Commissioner of Education.

"I am directed by the Minister of Education to state
that the Isaac Pitman Shorthand is the O^LY ONE REC-
OnnENDED for use in the High Schools of Ontario."—
JOHN MILLAR, Deputy Minister, Toronto, Can




'•The Isaac Pitman Phonography is undoubtedly, when
all points are considered, the best system. . . . It is

the only one prescribed in Ontario, and it is used exten-
sively in the United States, and in the public schools of
its largest cities . It has, too, a more extensive

literature than all other systems combined."— Z>r. A.
H. MacKA7,Supt. of Education, Halifax, N. S., Can.

"The learner can make no mistake in choosing it. On
the other hand, he may be led into wasting much time by
adopting some other system having serious defects, not
apparent at first."— TAe Youth's Companion.



ISAAC PITMAN, the inventor of Phonography.



IT and oxaniinlBg the text. It Is the first ttnil
ainlninB several other Byatems and they are



HONORABLE CLAIMS.

"1 have received the •Inetructor,' etc.. and liave tpeot every Ititure moment reading the printed ma
I have ever examined your system, and I am glad to say th it I am more than pleased with it. I have been i
all ; crud e in comparison with the Isaac Pitman. I think j ou are doing humanity a tlnd act when you furnish them with a copy of ' Which System of
Shorthand tihould We Learn.' It should be In the hands of every one who contemplHtes the study of shorthand. I wJBh I had seen a copy twelve years ago .
Ilthink the Isaac Pitman Shorthand Is ' Father of Them AH,' and I consider your advertisin g matter and claims are the most honorable^I have yet seen."
—n. E. SA YBRS.ilVin. N



dnoton (/■".) Bnsiliest^ College.



Adopted by the Leadlngr Business Scbools.
T-WEISTIETH CEKJTUITV DICTATION BOOK AND LEGAL EORM8. 2d Edition. In Ordinary Type.

Contains 400 actual business letters, selections, l-^gal forms, etc., covering over 50 separate Unes of business. For use in all schools regardless
of system taught. 240 pp boaidsaud cloth back, 75c.; cloth, $1.0u. Single copies for examination, 45c. and 58c., postpaid.

ISAAC PITMAN'S COMPLETE PHONOGRAPHIC INSTRUCTOR. Revised Edition. Cloth. 252 pp., $1.50.

OfBciallj adopted and used in the High Schoolsof New York and Hrooklyn.
ISAAC|PITMAN'S:SHORTHAND DICTIONARY. (60,000 Words in Shorthand and Type Key.) Cloth, 300 pp., $1.50.
PITMAN'S PRACTICAL SPANISH GRAMMAR. 'An Up-to-Date Method of Learning Spanish. 1 12 pp., 40c. ; Cloth, SOc.

LIBERAL DISCOUNT TO TEACHERS AND SCHOOLS. SPECIMEN PAGES FREE.
" VVhieh'System ; " Twenty-four page catalogue of over 150 works in Isaac Pitman shorthand, and copy of " Pitman's Shorthand WEEsi-y," free.



ISAAC .'PITMAN & SONS, Publishers, - -

Pubiishers of Parody's ** Spanish Shorthand,'



33 Union Square, New York.

Price,, Sf.7S-



The Benn Pitman System of Phonography

Is llie only system of shorthand which lias stood the test of forty-five years of liard wear
in the hands of writers of all grades — from the business clerk to the reporter of the
National Congress ; and it is the only one called by the United States Bureau of Education

The American System of Shorthand.



WHAT A FAMOUS CONGRESSIONAL
REPORTER SAYS:

The "system" written by itiyself is substantially that known as the
" Benn Pitman," which, during years of professional practise, I have found
admirably adapted to reporting uses. — Duvid Wolfe Brmvn, Official Repoitt-r,
U. S. House of Representatives.

The Benn Pitman Manual has been adopted by the PUBLIC SCHOOLS of
I'liiladelphia, St. Louis, Boston, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Washington, Milwaukee,
( )maha, St. Paul,. Kansas City, Providence, Indianapolis, Columbus, O. , New Haven,
Conn., Nashville, Tenn., Cambridge, Mass., Dayton, O., Hartford, Conn., St.
loseph. Mo., Evansville, Ind., Bridgeport, Conn., Oakland, Cal., Hoboken, N. J..

DAVID WOLFE BROWN I'^o"''. I"-' Wheeling, W. Va., Augusta, Ga., Duluth, Minn., Brockton, Mass.,
Oshkcsh, Wis., Muskegon, Mich., Burlington, Iowa, Fitchburg, Mass., Racine, Wis.,

Woonsocket, R. I., York, Pa., Chester, Pa., Quincv, Mass., San Diego, Cal., Roanoke, Va., Stamford, Conn.,

Belleville, 111., Ogden, Utah, Easton, Pa., Stockton, Cal., Rock Island, III., Fort Scott, Kan., Muncie, Ind.,

Clinton, Mass., S. Bethlehem, Pa., Hyde Park, Mass., and other cities.




Principals of shorthand schools, business colleges, academies, and private teachers of shorthand are invitct
correspond with us. Full information will be cheerfully furnisht.

We lake especial pains in assisting principals to engage cuntpetent teachers of phonography.

THE PHONOGRAPHIC INSTITUTE COMPANY,

BENN PITMAN, President. CINCINNATI, C, U. S.

JEROME B. HOWARU, Manager.



t-^^nmana QS^ti£>0.^uxna&



261



GREG6 Shorthand

THE LEaPINO SYSTEM IN AMERICA TODAY

A shorthand founded on penmanship, written with a

natural uniform slope and movement, free

from shading, position- writing and

zig-zag movement.

Gregg Shorthand is rapidly superseding the

geometrical systems, and is now used in

more schools of national reputation

than any other text book.

A LESSON IN GREGG'S SHORTHAND.

K. C. R. I,. N. M. T, D. A, E. I



old



WRITE BY sound;

— ■=— meek . — 2^ get ^'^-^ day *-^
. _/-■ make — ^ tray ^— SJ— i-cake - — c

TO BE memorized:
Can- -Good*— In • He - The -

write:



-Will ^ Period



'ill



neet



Wide awake teachers recognize that the growing
popularity of Gregg Shorthand offers them the
chance of a lifetime. Many are availing themselves
of the opportunity.

THE GREGG PUBLISHING CO.,

57 WASHINGTON STREET, CHICAGO.



THE



6REGG WRITER.

The most influential shdrthand magazine published.
A large and rapidly growing circulation.

OF INTEREST TO TEACHERS
AND WRITERS OF ALL SYS-
TEMS. S^ Sg V!? Ng Ng

Its make-up from a literary and shorthand point of view
is unapproached in^shorthand journalism.

The columns of the GREGG WRITER, are contributed
to by the leading shorthand teachers of the United States
gnd Canada.

Complete Lessons in ^
GREGG SHORTHAND:

also lessons in SHORTHAND PENMANSHIP.

A typewriter department that

is \ip %vith the times and down
to da^te. v« Ng s§ s$ Ng

Edited by the author of the Gregg system.
Subscription price 50c. per year. Sample copies lOo.

The Gregg Publishing Co.,

57WASHINCT0NST., CHICAGO.



DO YOU WANT THE BEST? If so, you must get DAY'S.



Day* ^S£^Mms=Short hand Manual,

PRICE ONLY S1.00. Reduced from $1.50 on account of the large increase in sales.

RBVISED, EI>(L,A^RGeD A7«D EI^TIREUIT REW^RITXe?* BV THC AITXHOR, PROF. ALFRED DAV.



EXTKAl^TS FKOM A FEW OP IIANV l^ETTEKS IJF RECO.WMENDATION RECEIVED.

"Your nanual was recommended for adoption after we had eximined et^ery book published."

L. M Thornburgh, Principal Commercial High Schools, Paterson, N. J.

Van Wert, March 3, 1899.
" We hive used Day's Manual for abiut three yeiri with su:h gwi surcjss that nithing could iadu :e us to use any other. 1 have been
a stulent of Picmin's, Grahan's aid Diy's f>r several years, but find that Day's is the best of all for simplicity and ease of learning "

Van Wert Business College, J. D. Alexander, President.

incomparably the best book made from which to learn or teach Shorthand.



POPULAR SYNONYMS, Pnce, lOc; by mail. 12c.



\ We have sold over 150,000 copies of



this little buok.



2)aj^V



Vraclical and ComprehensinJe

Shorthand Dictionary



OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.



Appendix contains Names of States, Territories, their Capitals; Rules for Spelling, Capitalization and Punctuation;

Abbreviations, Foreign Phrases, Commercial Terms.

Permanently reduced to $1.00 net, (Former Price, $2.00) on account of great success of temporary reduction.



SENT ON APPROVAL.



SEND FOR. CIRCULARS of a.i\y of o.bove.



THE BURROWS BROTHERS CO., Publishers, Booksellers, Stationers, - - GLEVELANO, OHIO.



262



SEEBECK BROS.,

Photo-Engravers ^nd Electrotypers

,166 William St., New York. N. Y.




""""^ It may interest yon to know — as indeed it cannot fail to
interest all connoisseurs of high grade process engravings —
that the seal of international approval has been placed on the
photo-engraving work of Seebeck Brothers.

This new triumph of American mechanical skill and
tribute to American brains and progressiveness comes in the
form of the Paris Exposition's Gold Medal, awarded to a well-
known art periodical whose illustrations comprising more than
800' subjects in half-tone are the product of our strictly
modern establishment.

Our Electrotype Foundry is fitted with modern appli-
ances ; and in the making of Electrot3'pes by our direct system
we produce fine wearing plates especially in Half-Tone cuts.
We are designers, engravers, and makers of plates for all
printing purposes.

SEEBECK BROS., t66 Willtam St., N. Y. City.



Perfect Letter Press Copies

Pen or Typewritten by the " BAILEY " System.

NO IBLURRED COPIES with Bailey's
"Mikado" Copying Books.




WE MANUFACTUKE THE

Best and IMost Complete Line

of office Specialties in the world^and guarantee every article ai
represented.

Send for Caxalogue 'with Prices to

THE BAILEY MANUFACTaRING CO.,

Room No. 6 1 2. 320 BROADWAY, N Y. CITY.



IN PREPARATION.

Commercial and Industrial Geography

Librarian of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum.

^S<3L±tG<X Toy E3ID'\7^IBa" XZ£:^X>£33>ar, .^.IVE.

Principal Group A, Baltimore Public Schools.



I



R.EADY JUNE 1, 1901.

Applications of teachers and school officers desiring sample pages and full
information will be placed on file and receive prompt attention.

This is the book you have been looking for — intensely interesting — intensely
practical.

Principals and Superintendents of Schools, public and private, who desire to
secure the services of Competent Teachers for the commercial branches should
correspond with us.

Address all communications to

SADLER-ROWE CO., - - - Baltimore, Md.
•r»*rrrrr»TryrrrrsT¥rrrry**»*if*^TroTrrrriTrs**»iT»iT«^T8^^




^>&m^€m^Sw:^3^^m/l/^



BT^Wm. J. KiNSLBY AND HORACB G. HSALEY.



MAY, 1901.



D. T. AuBs, PoimDBR ahd Comtributok.






"Business colleges origirvaLted in this country a-s a.
protest against the inefficiency of our system of education —
as a. protest against the failure, the absolute failurei
of our American schools and colleges to fit young men
and women for the business of life. These business col-
leges furnish their graduates a. better education for prac-
tical purposes than either Princeton, Harvard or Yale."

James A. Garfield.







Comment by the Way.

KEEN observers in all quarters of the world are
anticipating a final collapse in British indus-
try and trade, and other countries are looking
to their share of the spoils in such an event.
Many causes, both direct and indirect, have
conduced to this unfortunate state of affairs ; but per-
haps the most apparent is that Englishmen, with cus-
tomary indiSEerence, refuse to adopt new ideas or to
recognize the change of conditions surrounding them.
Another is the idea conceived in England of compelling
foreign manufacturers sending goods to any part of
the kingdom to stamp on their products the country
of origin. This militates against England in a sur-
prising manner.

Germany is profiting most largely from England's
disadvantage, by reason of her activity along all the
lines in which Great Britain is lax and unyielding.
America stands next in order for a large share of the
8lK)ils on account of her command of vast capital and
thorough organization of industry, which is bound to
tell against the disjointed system and fossilized ideas
that still prevail in England.

IN his masterly address delivered before the E. C. T.
A., at Providence, April 5, W. N. Ferris gave the
teachers the key to his ideas regarding moral de-
velopment. Besides mentioning all other influences,
he dwelt particularly upon that of good reading. As
to the books a student should read he said : " I prefer
Drummond's ' The Greatest Thing in the World," ' The
Investment of Influence,' by Hillis, John Ruskin's
* The Crown of Wild Olives,' Bishop Spalding's five
little books, ' Education and the Higher Life,' ' Oppor-
tunity and Other Essays,' ' Means and Ends of Edu-
cation,' ' Thoughts and Theories of Life and Educa-
tion ' and ' Things of the Mind ; ' David Starr Jor-
dan's ' Care and Culture of Men,' some of the very
best selections from the Saturday Evening Post; now
and then an article from the Outlook, or from some
one of the great magazines will awaken latent emo-
tions, will awaken a love for the best books, will give
men and women a broader vision of life and enable
them to get out into the world as builders rather than
■destroyers. A novel like ' Bben Holden ' will do more
to sweeten and ennoble the life of business students



than will stereotyped Scripture readings and prayerm."
Surely, Mr. Ferris has made a wise selection, and
one which can be added to very easily. John Ruskin
should be read by every young person for many rea-
sons. He excelled in so many things that one scarcely
knows which to mention first. We quote here an ex-
tract from this rare and gifted author :

" In general I have no patience with people who
talk about ' the thoughtlessness of youth * indulgently ;
I had infinitely rather hear of thoughtless old age and
the indulgence due to that. When a man has done his
work, and nothing can in any way be materially al-
tered in his fate, let him forget his toil, and jest with
his fate, if he will ; but what excuse can you find for
wilfulness of thought at the very time when every
crisis of fortune hangs on your decisions? A youth
thoughtless, when all the happiness of his home for-
ever depends on the chances or the passions of an
hour ! A youth thoughtless, when the career of all
his days depends on the opportunity of a moment! A
youth thoughtless, when his every action is a founda-
tion stone of future conduct, and every imagination a
fountain of life or death ! Be thoughtless in any after
years rather than now — though, indeed, there is only
one place where a man may be nobly thoughtless, his
death-bed. Nothing should ever be left to be done
there."

The Journal's Old Guard of Honor.

In the June issue. The JotlBNAL will publish its
clubbing announcement for the present school year,
and will take occasion to express its sincere thanks
to all the friends who have by their zealous co-opera-
tion in behalf of The Jouknal proved ardent sup-
porters of the cause of good writing. It may be pos-
sible that some of the friends have waited until late
to send in a club, and to them we will say that all
subscriptions received before May 15 will be credited
in our .Tune announcement. Never have the words of
praise been warmer nor support stronger than during
the past school year.



Change of Address.

This is the season of the year when the schools are
closing and thousands whose names are on Thk
Journal books are changing their addresses. Notify
The Joubnat, of change of address at least one month
in advance, giving new as well as old address. Write
us direct in regard to this matter.



264



^ L>feW<z/W <^ifviCQjvuAnajG>







^5=5K#v3*^




Regents' Examinations

No. 3. Arlllinietlc.



AT the request of a number of teachers we give this
month a series of questions on business arithmetic.
These questions were prepared by the Board of
Regents of the University of New York and were
given at a recent examination. We will extend the sub-
scription one year to the first party who sends In cor-
rect answers to all of the questions.

1. Define aliquot part, trade discount, premium, per-
centage, consignment, indorsement, proceeds, dividend,
par value, brokerage.

2. From the sum of the cubes of the following num-
bers subtract the sum of their squares : 17, 19, 23, 29,
31. 37, 41. 43.

3. Find In liters the capacity of a cylindric oil-tank 3
meters in diameter and 5 meters deep.

4. J. R. Hartwell buys to-day lumber of Smith & Bacon
as follows :

24 pieces Joist 2" x 4" x 12' @ ?14 per M.
40 boards %" x 12" x 14' (g ?16.50 per M.

3 timbers 8" x 6" x 16' @ ?12 per M.

Make out a receipted bill In proper form.

5. Find the cost, at 15 cents a square yard, of plas-
tering the four walls and celling of a room 16 feet by 12
feet, and 10 feet high, making an allowance of one-half
for 2 doors, each 7 feet by 3 feet, and 3 windows, each
2 feet 8 Inches by 5 feet 6 Inches.

6. On a note for $2,500 at 5 per cent., dated October
25, 1897, the following payments have been made : May
10. 1898, ?50; September 17, 1898, $800; January 4,
1899, $475 ; April 11, 1899, $600. Find by the United
States rule the amount due to-day. (1 year = 360 days.)

7. For what sum must a note payable In 90 days be
drawn so that when It is discounted at 6 per cent, the
proceeds may be $725? (1 year = 360 days.)

8. A merchant sends his agent $1,250.90 to cover the
cost of 50 tierces of lard, net weight averaging 368
pounds a tierce, $25 cartage and agent's commission at
2% per cent. What was the price of the lard per pound?

9. A man 36 years of age takes a 10-year endowment
policy October 10, 1892, for $5,000 at an annual pre-
mium of $66.29 on $1,000 ; he dies May 5. 1899. How
much more Is his estate worth than It would have been
had he put the premiums In a savings bank at 4 per
cent. Interest compounded annually?

10. A dealer bu.vs hardware listed at $840, getting dis-
counts of 33 1-3, 20, 10 and 5 with 90 days' credit, or an
additional discount of 2 per cent, for cash. How much
will be gain by borrowing money at 5 per cent, to pay
:he bin?

11. The net earnings of a corporation whose capital Is
$500,000 are $65,000 : the corporation wishes to declare
a dividend of earnings, after reserving for depreciation
of plant 15 per cent, of its estimated value, $200,000.
There are 1,000 shares of the stock in the treasury of the
corporation. Find the amount of dividend payable to a
stockholder who owns 30 shares of stock.

12. On May 20, 1899. a speculator deposited with a
broker $6,000 as a margin, directing him to buy stocks as
follows : 200 shares American Tin Plate at 40 : 200
shares New Jersey Central at 112 ; 200 shares Missouri
Pacific at 4314. May 27 the stocks were sold as follows :
American Tin Plate at 35%, New Jersey Central at 115%,
Missouri Pacific at 41. Find the speculator's loss or
gain, brokerage being % per cent, and Interest 6 per cent.

13. A New York merchant Imports from Hamburg 400
pieces of linen at 30 marks a piece : he pays $45 freight
and an ad valorem duty of 35 per cent. ; exchange on
Hamburg Is at 94%. At what price must he sell the
linen to gain 25 per cent. ?

14. A. and B. form a partnership January 1 and agree
to share gains and losses In proportion to their average
Investments. A. Invests January 1. $5,000 : May 20,
$1,000 ; September 10. $1,600 ; and withdraws July 25,
$1,200. B. Invests January 1. $3,000 ; March 12, $2,000 ;
and withdraws October 1. $800. The net profits of the
year are $3.600 ; find each man'i tbare.



Instructions for Lesson V.

BY O. E. CKANE.

k k OW few good writers there are in the coun-
i I tr.v. One may travel for days and not

rl find even one really good writer. The
J man who can write well will attract at-
^ tention wherever he goes, and one who pos-
sesses a good business handwriting has something
to be proud of.

The secret of teaching writing is having the faculty
of interesting students, and no one can interest an-
other in anything unless he himself is enthusiastic.
If the teacher is dead, the student will be dead, but
if every time the teacher steps before a class be will
have something new and interesting, and throws his
whole heart into the lesson, the pupils cannot help
but fall into line.

It takes work, and hard work to become a success-
ful teacher of writing. I feel safe in saying that
there are very few successful teachers of writing iii
the world, and I know of no subject that requires
more study and preparation than writing. One must
not only be a good writer himself, but must be origi-
nal in his methods of instruction. The same ground
must be gone over several times, but in a different
way, so that the pupil will not tire of it.

The teacher of penmanship need not worry about
there becoming too many penmen. None of us will
ever see the day when we will have to go " begging
for a job " because there are too many teachers. We
need more teachers and better teachers.

Copies 508 to 527 were not run in the last issue,
but are included in this lesson. I make valuable use
of the wide spacing, as shown, but I do not advise
carrying this matter to excess. When a student
writes with a cramped, halting movement, I have him
turn the paper and write across the lines, putting a
letter on every line or every other line. He soon de-
velops a freedom that will take him a long way to-
ward success in business writing. Hence as a drill
in freedom of execution I approve of this exercise,
but, as said before, it must be used judiciously.

"The rea! test of the writer is a business letter. Our
students should write hundreds of letters while in
school. Every letter should be carefully inspected by
the teachtr and faults and inaccuracies kindly pointed
out. 'The letter given on page 209 of this issue should
be written very rapidly and freely.



Announcement.



The Journal is in receipt of the following circular
letter, which is self-explanatory :
To Our Clstombes a.vd Friends :

This Is to Inform you that the American Book Company
will publish and sell our publications after May 1, 1901.
We will thus be free to prepare new works, revise and im-
prove those now in publication, when revision and im-
provement are necessary, and to give more careful study
to the wishes of commercial teachers and the require-
ments of commercial classes.

The American Book Company has the most complete
book manufacturing establishment In the world, and it
also has distributing facilities In all parts of the country,
which facts are suflicient guaranty that the books on our
list win be furnished to the public efliclently and prompt-
ly, and that their quality will be up to the highest stand-
ards.

It seems certain that the sale of our books will receive
a substantial Impulse under the new rfglme. We are sure
also that you will receive every courtesy from the Ameri-
can Book Company which you have received from us, and
we bespeak for It the same generous good will which you
have manifested toward us.

We remain, with our very best wishes.
Cordially yours,

Williams & Rooebs.

Rochester, April 15. 1901.

The commercial publications of Williams & Rogers will
hereafter have the benefit of all the business facilities
which we possess, and we hope In this connection to serve



Online LibraryA.W. Elson & CoPenman's Art Journal (Volume 25) → online text (page 59 of 84)