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the Auto Pen and Ink Mfg. Co., Chicago,
III., IS by far the most costly, elaborate,
artistic and complete work ever put upon
the market on that subject. It contains
about seventy pages of colored designs, the
pages being nearly 8 x U inches.

No one interested in Auto work can aflford
to be without it. The colored feature of the
book IS valuable in a double sense. It is
valuable because color-plates and color-
printing are expensive, and it is valuable
to the purchaser because of the colored

The regular price of the book is $1.50, but
for a short time it has been ottered for but
"^'i. tj'at amount. It is cheap, very cheap,
at $l..ill. The initial and final pages are
alone worth the price of the liook.

We feel like complimenting the author
and company upon the enterprise necessary
to put out such a publication.

"The Phonographic Dictionary and
Phrase Book," by Henn Pitman and "Jerome
B. Howard, published l,v The Phi>nograpliic

Institut,. C )any. Ciiuiniiati, ( )hio, price

$.'f.HMs the m.,st -.lupei]d..„s thing i,, the
wax- of shorthciiKl l,..,ik making we have
seen \ot only is it a I .ig thing, but it is a
good thiiig-the most needful thing in the
shorthand line outside of the regular text
book. This work will certainly lie the life
companion of nearly every Pitmanic writer,
and they are many.

Ihe w,,rk c..utanis li \ e himdred and Hftv
two pages of engraved plates, consisting ol
practically all .,f t he w..rds of (he Km-M-.|
language now it. use. both in Iv'omati tviii
and in shorthand characters. The w"orl(
ut one hundred and twenty

' th.

Write to the publishers for further ami
more ileHnite and technical information
than we can give. Specimen pages sent
free of charge upon application.

Finest Supplies for Penmen



.\ll goods go by mail postpaid except where

express or freight is mentioned, in which case

cnrnaee is paid hv purchaser.

Zanerian Fine Writer I'en — The best and
finest fine writing pen made— best for en-
grossing, card writing and all fine script
work. Gros8$l,llO, ''4 Oross2Sc., I Doz 12c.

Zanerian Ideal Pen— One of the best pens
made for general penwork- business or or-
namental. One of the best pens for be-
ginners in penmanship. Gross 75c., ii Gross
26c.. 1 Do7. loc.

Zanerian Business Pen — A smooth, durable,
common sense business pen. For unshaded
business writing it has never been excelled,
if equaled. Gross 75c.. Ji Gross 26c., 1 Do?,. 10c.

Gillotfs Principality No. 1 Pen — .\ fine writ-
ing pen. Gross 81.00, {4 Gross 25c., I Doz 12c.

Gillott's Double Elastic E. F. No. 604 Pen — A
medium fine writing pen. Gross 75c., W
Gross 25c., I Doz._ loc.

Gillotfs Magnum Quill E. P. No. 601 Pen— A
basiness pen. Grossl.OO, J.^ Gross 25c., 1 Doz I2c.
Gillott's No. 303 E. F. Pen— Used largely for
drawing purposes. Gross $1.00, I4 Gross 25c.,

1 Doz 12c.

Gillott's Lithographic Pen No.290— Oneof the

finest pointed drawing pens made. 6 pens
25c., Spens 15c

Gillott's Crow Quill Pen No. 659— Very fine
points. 6 pens 26c, 3 pens i5c.

Soennecken Lettering Pens — For making
German Text, Old English, and all broad
pen letters. Set of 12— numbers 1, l}^, 2, •.i'J,
3, 3'.;, 4, 6 and 6 single pointed and 10, '.'0
and 30 double pointed 25c.

Double Holder for Soennecken Pens — Holds

2 pens at one time _ _ . loc.

Zanerian Oblique Penholder — Hand-made,

rosewood, 12 inches long and most beau-
tiful and perfect holder made. 1 holder 50c.
Excelsior Oblique Holder — The best low priced
oblique holder made. Many hundreds of gross
have been sold.

1 Holder _ lOc.

1 Dozen _ 50c.

Ji Gross ."11.16

li Gross 2.16

1 Gross _ _ 425

Straight Penholder — Cork tipped and best
for business writing, flourishing, etc. 1

holder loc

When you need anything in our line write us
for prices, as we can furniih almost anything
and save you money.

Cash must accompany all orders. Prices are
too low to keep accounts. Remit by money or-
der, or stamps for small amounts.

Address. Zaner & Bloser, Columbus. O.


W\F. Christman, .^linneapolis, .Minn., an
enthusiastic admirer of the PENM.W-.Vr
tist and Business Educ.\tor, writes as
foUows: " Your paper contains the choicest
of everything in the penmanship line, as
well as the most instructive and interesting
articles for study along all educational

<^dh6^ii&un>m\i'GiiJiM and Quiww^ QdiMiaXcr'^^

The North\ve!:^tern Business College.
Madison, Wis., issues a 32 page catalog
denoting a good, reliable school. K. ('•.
Deniing is the President and G. E. Spohn
is the Pennian.

H. W. Stone, 34 School street, Boston,
Mass., is sending out a very attractive six
page circular illustrating the skillful en-
grossing he is producing.

The New England Art College and School
of Illustrating. \V. H. Gardner and C. D.
Scribner. proprietors, greets us with an
attractivelv illustrated circular, showing
students' work. etc. We wish the new
school and firm success.

The Xciva .-^cotia Business College, Yar
tiiouth. .\ .'^.. J. >l. Alnion, principal. favored
us with a blue-backed catalog indicating a
>uccessful school.

The Danville, Va.. Military Institute
issues a very handsome deckle-edge, gray-
covered catalog. The illustrations are
printed on enameled btiok paper, and are
finely engraved. The school seems to be
first-class in every particular. Mr. W. N.
Currier, a hustling, competent young com-
mercial teacher, has charge of the busi-
ness, shorthand, and penmanship courses.

The Fort Worth, Texas, Business College
issues a unique catalog with light gray
overlapping cover.

G. E. Weaver, Mt. Morris, 111., the Chalk
Talker, is sending out some strong adver-
tising circulars. Mr. Weaver is a hustler
and he succeeds in more ways than one.
Few, indeed, are as versatile as he, being
pennian, artist and entertainer.

The Dean Business College, Port Huron,
Mich., issues a neat little catalog.

The 4 C's (Capital City Commercial Col-
lege). Des Moines, Iowa, is sending out
some attractive circular-sheets displaying
penmanship, pen-work, etc.. such as is
done in that institution. Thev are certainly
student-fetching affairs.

DiHieult Co Surpass Tt

, R. Runnells of Peoria, 111., writes as
: " I am just in receipt of the current
r of your journal and am delighted
It seems to me it would l)e a diflfi-
ling to surpass it. I am teaching
: herein Peoria and doing anything
ivork that presents itself."
nnnrlls sends some cards^displaying
Table skill in the semi-round or free-
lanilstvleof script.— [Editors].

Columbus, Ohio.



Memorials and resolutions engrossed.
Diplomas made with the pen and filled. In-
vitations neatly executed. Cards one doz.
20c. two doz. 35c. Send 15c for a specimen
of my different styles of writing. Address
W L TH'-MAS Box f;64 Wichita, Kansas.


I'rofcssor \V. P. HaiuMioM.l. v.i-miiaM.
author, and business educator, of Pasadeiui,
California, whose portrait appears below,
departed this life Sept. ai ISWl. after a heroic
struggle with that dread disease, consump-

Mr. Hammond was born in Pomfret,
Conn., 1827, was one of the firm of Stewart
& Hammond Business College, Trenton.
N. J., author of Potter & Hammond series of
copy-books, teacher of penmanship in the
private schools of Philadelphia, and super-
visor of writing in the public schools of
Pasadena, In 188ii, his health began to fail,
at which time he went to California.

Mr. Hammond was married and leaves a
widow from whom we received these details
and photo. From a letter just received from
her, we have ever\- reason to believe she



nev on



ories of


all ri



in the .school

was a fit companion for one win
widely admired. May
through life cheered b>
by-gone days of one wl
and revered.

.Mr. Hammond was happies
room, and there are thousands who art-
glad to claim him as their teacher, and now
bear testimony to his skill as a teacher and
kindness as a man. He was a member of
and worker in the M. E. church, also a
charter member of Pasadena Commander>',
Knights Templars.

Thus it is that another respected member
of our beloved profession has gone on to
meet and mingle with the Spencers, Dun-
ton, Packard, and the rest. May we all be
as worthy of our reward and as revered !>>•
those who remain.


Kver\- penman in the United .States to at-
tend the Penmanship Teachers' Associa-
tion of the National Commercial Teachers'
Federation at St. Louis, December '-'T to :il.

JI Keward

( )f gootl-fellowship. increased profess
iiiri)rm:iti<iri.and success is hereby c.l
to all who attend the National Conmu
Teachers' Federation at St. Louis.


large Taper Holder. Nirkel-Clalf,! l-inuif
Sample, lOc Each.


Each pen make> four styles ul mark and does n ;.'iTiitfr
variety ol* work than any twt, ordinary stijidintr in ns.

comprise one set. in sizes from No oto No Hand the seven
pens »ill do all and more than the old .set ..f -'4 shadJoK.
marking: and plain pens eombined

Price per Set. $L00. Sample, ISc.

My Slmding I'en Ink. ai,' without a iiva' lot- rinalitv and

Sample for 12c Stamps.

All goods sold by ine are gnaiauteed as lepie-eiited. in
every partieulai .

Compendium, 48 Pages, 25c.

J. W. STOAKES, Milan, Ohio.


l_Cal n '-•^'"■""e "" Signs

llaswritirn thousands of cards. Kold. da
beiuitiful. line Doze it. 25c.
A. II. BURKE, De.xter, Iowa.
Teacher of Penmanship, Dexter Not

Not the Oldest.
N t the Largest



i papei

the lllll


vouchers, anii the

. liy pin

awing of all toriiis of busi

niance of the duties of the bookkeeper and u

eonnting houses.


,,.^ 1 t**achable form for the

inethods that are beiogr adopted by the lead
work fully explains the workings of,the
III the systeii ' .............


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Wessons in Qutomatic Ccttcrtn^

number Tive— By €. €. Cvans, Streator, His.


Get piece white card board, ruedium rough,
with yellow pastel-crayon cover whole
sheet of card board. Draw the oval with
two circles about twentj'-eight inches in
diameter. Make some oval on green poster
board and cut it out. Pencil (lightly) the
Holly briinch on yellow background, then
go over the pencil lines with green ink and
ordinary pen. Get piece of kneaded rubber
and rub out the yellow from inside the
trolley leaves.

"Everything" is No. 1 marking pen, bright
red ink. -Ml other small lettering is in same

color with large No. marking pen.

*' Christmas and New Years" is with No. 4
marking black ink. Capital C is with com-
pass. When black ink is dry go over the
upper parts with No. 1 marking pen and
white ink. Put Diamond Dust on white
while wet. It gives a frost or snow effect.

Outfit for making this sign will be sent
prepaid upon receipt of $1.00, samples of work
accompany outfits.

Practice on this and you will be able to
make some coin on holiday signs.

E. E. Evans.


> due Uuzi'li .-iirils Miat caii"! be beat for only (

! l.'»eents. ("iicset of Oniaiiiental Caps, 15 J

\ i-eiit.s. All kinds of penman's supplies. /

I Blank Cards. Ele. \

} W. A. BODE, 27th Street, {


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Practical. . .


Uesicn; Bookkecpiiit
iiilt: JShorthand: Ste
<"ivil Knffineering. //


The International Correspondence Schools,

Box 1!J75, SCRANTON, PA.

Wessons in
€ngrai?er'5 Script

number Cwelve

By ebarlton U. Howe, Ulitb Fidelity

mutual Cife Insurance Company,

Policy Department, Pbila:=

delpbia. Pa.

We have laid the fuimdatioii in previous
lessons, consisting of various letters and
words, now we are ready for the super-
structure— Body Writing.

Rule lines with section liner an eighth of
an inch apart or less and allow a margin of
front an inch and a half or more, depending
upon the amount of subject matter to be
engrossed. Rule lightly so that the pencil
lines can be easily erased with a sponge
rubber. The distance to be allowed between
the base lines is determined by the amount
of subject matter. Place a small check
mark in the third or fourth space (see illu.s-
tration) to indicate the base line. This is
important and will prevent error in allow-
iii.g too much or too little space between
liase lines. Carefully pencil subject matter,
commencing next space above base line as
indicated by pencil check and aim to have
each line reach to the vertical line to the

E. C. MILLS, f

1 95 Grand Ave. Rochester. N.Y. f

will send .von a set of busi- f

ness c.ipitals, arranged in I

systematic order for practice, t

for 20c. They are fi-esh from !

the pen and will encour.age .'

you to do better writing. [

Mr. Charlton V. Howe, whose portrait ap-
pears above, and who has been jfiving. in
the P.-A. & B. E.. the finest series of lessons
In engrossing script ever presented, ha? now
consented to give a series of lessons on a
new, novel, effective, and practical style of
lettering, and upon policy engrossing. No
one can do these subjects the justice Mr.
Howe can, because we know of no other who
possesses the skill and experience he does.
He has the faculty of giving instruction
about the minutest details which discloses
why so many people all over the country
have learned at home, by no other aid than
the lessons presented in this journal, a mas-
terful style of script.

Mr. Howe's lessons in engrossing script
end with this number. We shall have an
announcement in our next number concern-
ing a new series by one whose work has
never before appearedin public print.


iiilitor the sheet, .\void

at the end of a line and never (li\-ide a word
if it can possibly I»e avoided. To preserve a
uniform slant thrtmghout a pJigc, write a
word and set blade of section liner to cor-
respond with the slant of the letters of this
word (see illustration) and then rule slantiMl
or guide lines an eighth of an incli apart.
Mjike all letters of uniform size, for
instance, an a at the bottom of the page
should lie exactly same size as a's at top or
center of page. The appearance i^i bntl\-
writing can be very much improved by
truing the letters carefully, top and bottom.
It is a comparatively easy matter to write a
word well, but writing a page is indeeil a
test for the most skillful peTitnan. I would
suggest that you save all the specimens of
fine litho};raphed and engraved cards and
letter heads, and carefully study the forms
<if the various letters. You tnight practice
t<i gooil advantage the letter which is here-
with presented. Remember, that your
ability to succeed in mastering script de-
pends entirely upon your own efforts.


S.M.I). Your ink is in very poor ciiidi-
tion which detracts from your work in no
small degree. Use Windsor and Xewton's
lamp black and a £-oocf quality of India Ink:
in fact, the best is none too good. Exercise
tnore care in retouching vour letters. It
ought to be done so skillfully that even the
closest examination will not detect it. De-
vote more time to the study of the various

J. R. X. The introductorv oval of the
Z, Y, U and X should be shaded a trille
heavier. You have omitteil sha.ling the
small loops at the bottoiu of the Z- and t ip
of C's and y"s. Extended loops of Y nwA 7.
should extetid below base line two spaces
instead of one. Commence second stroke
of first -V in copy, three spaces above base
line, making the stroke downward. Your
work shows considerable improvement and
with careful practice and study there is no
reason whv you should not make a success
of it.

^Sh^^a&wuui'&iJM cuul SuiMTWi^^cUuicitcrr^^^

^^tiiijer 2TIor>ement

vliich h.

nUI not si:
ibered thn

Tliere is

one question in our


which 1 till

nk we have neithei; so


fairly cmisi

lered, and that is the i


finger nioi

eniQiit in our priiiiar>





Whatever may be our opinion of
movement the fact remains that tl
dren can use no other, even when muscular
movement is taught.

The present approved plan seeuis to
be to drill iiriiuary pupils on muscular
movement, although we know they can
not apply it. and will not be able to do so
for years to come. We imagine that in
some mysterious way the evil efiects of
finger movement are being counteracted
and neutralized. Does practicing mus-
cular movement aid finger mo
to any ureat extent, and is it good
common sense to anticipate the
distant future needs of the pupil>
and then leave them t.i slrugglc
with a slow, cramped style?

Why not devote this time to dril-
ling on linger movement exercises
designed to develop freedom and
easeV Are not the muscles of the
fingers capable of wonderful devel-
opment, even if they are small r
Think of their development in per-
perforining on musical instruments
and in operating the typewriter!
Cannot this be accomplished in the
matter of writing to some extent at
least'- We must bear in mind that
the Spencerian System with its long
loops, capital stems and polished
shades is not now used in our
schools, but that an extremely
simple unshaded style is used, and
that its execution with a coarse pen
and linger movement is compara-
tively easy. The idea that all let
ters in a word must be joined in
order to be legible and rapidly writ
ten has been exploded. I tested the
matter with the word " Chicago,"
joining all the letters and then dis
connecting the last four letters
(Chicagol and I find I made as
much speed separating the letters
as in joining them. This method
of omitting certain joinings relieves
the strain and makes finger move-
ment easier. Then again, is all
finger movement necessarily slow
and cramped? Again I tested the
question and found, to mj- great
surprise, that my fastest muscular
movement speed was equaled the
very first trial and that without any
sense of strain or fatigue. No one
watching a pianist playing would
think for a moment that finger movement
is slow. Speed is a matter of training in
all other matters, so why should we expect
it in finger movement writing without
special trairiing? Is not cramped writing
due more to lack of training and to bad
pen-holding than to finger movement?
With the right kind of a holder and correct
pen-holding there can be no great amount
of gripi>ing and therefore no badly cramped
writing. It seems to be the general idea
that the child is born into the world with
the fingers so thoroughly developed that
they need no special training for writing.
This is where the whole mistake is made.
Let anyone who thinks differently take
charge of a school of first j-ear children and
give them a lesson in writing and be con-
vinced in a few seconds. If linger move-

ment must be used, why should it not be
taught and that thoroughly? I believe it is
possible to sufficiently develop the finger
movement to enable the pupil to write the
modern styles with a considerable degree
of ease and speed.

As long as these conditions olitain, wh>-
should our penmen be so terril>l>- shocked
to hear fingers mentioned, and why should
they even deny that they wiggle them a
trille while writing? There is no question
but that combined movement is the best
for general writing, but business writing
and primary' writing are two different
things. They are as widely separated as
the primer and Shakespeare's plays. I
believe in less and larger writing in the


lower grades and I believe in the arm rather
than the finger movement, but until this
reform is adopted we must do something to
help the children who are obliged to em-
ploy finger movement. What shall we do?

Supervisor Writing,
.\kron. Ohio.

Cyman 3. Gage

nddresses Students of the Spencerian
Business College, niilwaukee

Following are extracts from his address:

'■ I am very thankful to Mr. Spencer for his

remembrance <if those early days and for

the kind tribute of praise and appreciation

pose that he -would have
early time?^i*'*3Bij^ impressions made upon
youth ace'more lasting than those that are
made )'ipon the minds of the more matured,
and I remember with great vividness my
introduction into the school over which Mr.
Spencer had charge.

" And let me say right now in all truthful-
ness and sincerity, looking back now over
the earlier days when educational influ
ences were to some extent thrown o\er me,
and in the experiences tif later life which
have gone to shape my character and deter-
mine iiiy general course of thought, feel-
ings and action, there is no event, no period,
no episode in my career now stretching over
a long period, that I regard as so valuable
in itself as that period spent in the Chicago
branch of the Bryant & Stratton educa-
tional institution. It taught me what I
know about accounts, it gave me
the power to anaU-ze financial prop-
ositions, it taught me how to keep
accounts myself, and when I passed
away from the period of apprentice
ship or clerkship to higher duties
I was enabled by the education I
deriveil in that school to determine
the quality- of those discharging
similar functions over whom I had

"I congratulate you, Mr. Spencer.
that after a long life you are still
fresh and vigorous, with all the
bloom of youth upon your brow and
forehead, with a promise of years
of future usefulness before you. 1
cannot conceive of a higher privi-
lege for a man in this world than
to go on through a period of forty-
five or fifty years shaping the mind
and character of other men. The
effect of such action is like ccmu
pound interest — it goes on com
pounding over a generation.
"I look around on this little corn




and I suppose in a degree you are
animated by sentiments similar to
those which animatetl me when I
was your age and in >'our places. 1
remember that one of the predomi-
nant thoughts in my mind was one
of wonder— what was to become of
me in the future, in what place of
life should I find opportunity^ It
looked to me then that the world
was fully occupied, that there was
not much chance for a chap, that
all the opportunities had gone by.
and I looked with doubt and hesi-
tation, and I suppose every young
man every year since that long ago,
when he conies up to the period of
responsibility, asks himself similar

" Xow, I want to say to you that looking
over this long period »^f forty-five years,
seeing our rapid and unique development
as a country, I honestly believe that we
have only reached the initial period of our
greatness, power, industry and trade. We
have, in 12ii years of our national life, ac-
quired a population of about 87,000,000; the
large part of that population is, as you
know, crude; they have not had many ail
vantages, they have been pioneers, the\'
have been tied pretty close to the soil; ma-
chinery in its higher adaptability has onl\-
more lately come in to take the place of
mere muscular toil, but in fifty years to
come— not the 125 years that have passed,
when we accumulated 87,000,0(XI of people,
but in the fifty years to come-and that

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period is well in the prospects of most i>f
yim— the population of the United States;
will increase, unless all reasonable calcula-
tions fail, to at least 190.000.000 of people
Think, if you can, of the enormous develop-
ment of our natural resources and all that
that means; think of the enormous develop-
ment of business, of industry, of trade, of
commerce, and then you will realize that
the opportunities of life are not closed by

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