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To the one sending twenty-five subscribers at ten
cents each, we will give one copy (choice) of Com-
pendiums. Theory, or Alphabets. To the one send-
ing one hundred subscribers at ten cents each, we
will send one copy each of all the publications
announced on page 15.

HE Exponent i.s an as-
sured siKvess, judg^ing
by the many responsive
chords it struck in the
liearts of its many stu-
dents and friends. All
hail it with a hearty good
will, and wish it a long
journey. For these many
encouraging letters, with
assurances of continued
])atronage, we extend our sincerest thanks.

It must not he understood that those who
enclosed a dime, but said nothing, save "send
tlie Exponent one year and ol)lige," are not
included in the above. Such enclosures si)eak
every time, in tones not soon forgotten by
appreciative publishers. And when we re-
ceive letters with two or three dimes in them,
with the addresses of "friends" who are
interested in our cause, our hearts would be
truly hard and sellish if they did not reach
out responsively with well wishes and thanks.

We now wish iv> call your attention to the
article on page one. Read it. There is niucii
to he found l)etween lines. Don't atte.upt to
stand still, don't be satisfied, don't accept too
much at second hand without seriously ques-
tioning and closely exa.nining it, if you wish
to succeed. If you have the good t)f the pro-
fession at heart, persevere. If you have youi-
best interests at heart, improve. Remend)er
that satisfaction means stagnation. To be
satisfied, means to ])e content; to be content,
means to be non-})rogressive; and to l)e the
latter, signifies "going down hill." We hope
the Zanerian will never go that road.

You ou(iHT to examine the writing on the
last page and resolve to ecpial or excel it, at
the rate of from fifteen to twenty words per
minute, the rate at which it was actually writ-
ten as presented. Try it. Then turn to page
13 and try your hand on the letter that
Mr. Doner has written in his breezy, easy,
artistic manner. There is nothing "common"
nor "slow" ab(mt that. Have you seen any-
thing as gootl by the photo process? While
you are taking in the good features turn to
page 11 and feast your eyes a minute on Mr.
Wilson's nu)dest effort. Have you ever seen
as good up-and-tlown penmanship ? The man
who says vertical writing is no good proves
that his opinion is no good, instead of the


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Last, but not least, look at the designs
and note their excellence, and the wonderful
improvement made in a few months. That
counts. It is not what a pupil can do when
he enters, but what he does when he leaves
the school that carries conviction and illus-
strates the character of the school. The Za-
nerian produces improvement as well as fine
work and workers.

The world moves, and so does the Zane-
rian. The world moves because it nuist, or
go to i)ieces; the Zanerian moves because it
grows. Our new quarters, which we moved
into Ai)ril 1, are all that could be desired to
acconunodate twenty or thirty more pupils
than we could find room for in the old ones.
Oui old (juarters became too small, or rather
the Zanerian became too large for them, and
in order to acconunodate all i)upils who apply
to us for instrui'tion, and not turn any away,
we moved. When you come to Cohnnbus to
])av us a visit, or better still, to enter the
Zan(M'ian, you will now find us in the very
lieart of the city. We are on the soutliwest
corner of High and (-fay streets, which is four
scjuares south of the depot and one square
north of the tState House. " If you ever get
within a mile of us, stop." Tlie Hibernian
who said this to his friend meant all right,
but we sav, come the other mile.

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Zanerian Al'THORS:

Dear Sirs — I am confident that as long as you continue to do as well for your students as vou did
by me, their influence and testimony will result in the increase of your patronage.

, ^, . , Yours truly, CHAS. E. I5EAR,

Caton s National Business College. Bufl^alo. N. Y.

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— E. F. Barker, a '94 Zanerian, is teaching
penmanship in People's College, Pikeville,
Tenn. Mr. Barker is a young man of sterling
worth, a fine penman, and is bound to succeed.

— P. W. Frederick, who some time ago
purchased an interest in the Zanesville (O.)
Business College, reports splendid success.
Mr. Frederick attended the Zanerian in '92,
and after taking the course wrote us as fol-
lows: " When I entered the Zanerian as a
student I expected to Hnd that the school had
been misrepresented by its proprietors. But
after spending four months in that institution
my opinion was changed, and I now take
great pleasure in saying that it is even better
than represented, and that I tirnily believe it
to be the best school of Penmanship and Art
in America. The projuuetors are men of
great ability, and are thorough gentlemen in
every respect, and anything expressed to the
contrary is said by competitors who are envi-
ous of the reputation the Zanerian Authors
Jiave established by hard work and honest

— Mr. E. D.Westbrook, proprietor of West-
brook Commercial College, Glean, N. Y.,
recently apjilied to us for a teacher of pen-
manship. We recommended 1). E. Waltman,
who was then attending our school. Mr.
Waltman now holds the position.

— I am ke}it very busy here and am doing
well. (t. W. Williams,

Wilkes Barre, Pa.
Mr. Williams is a Zanerian boy of '90, and
is now a proprietor of the Wilkes Barre Bus-
iness College. Besides his knowledge and
ability as a teacher of other branches, he is a
superior penman, a good teacher, and above
all, a splendid gentleman. As a rapid busi-
ness writer we doubt whether Mr. Williams
has any superiors.

— Let the good work go on ! We are being
clubbed, and can no longer say that we do
not enjoy such treatment. Mr.G. E. Holly,
of Coatesville, Pa., sent us the first club for
the Exponent, ctmtaining more than a dozen
names. Let them come from all directions.
If you appreciate art, or want to learn to ap-
preciate it; if you are interested in penman-
ship — business or artistic; if you wish to be-
come an artist, penman, or teacher of these
branches; if you wish to see the finest speci-
mens of almost every kind of pen work; if you
wish to watch the ])r()gress of that i)henorn-
enon in the pen art w^rld — the Zanerian; in
fact, if you wish to keep in touch with the
best that our profession aifords, you cannot

afford to be without the Exponent. And
the price ! Certainly no one can object to
that, unless it be some over-conscientious
person who does not believe in accepting so
much for so little money. Don't let that
worry you, however. In sending in a sub-
scription you need not bother to get out your
check book, or to get a draft or money order,
but just roll up a dime in a little paper and
})lace it in an envelope. We published 7,000
the first issue, but if the subscriptions con-
tinue coming as they have been, it will not be
long before we shall have to publish double
that number.

— But look here ! Just as we finished writ-
ing the above paragraph we received a club
that would make even an old journalist grin.
Has any other journal ever been accorded a
more hearty reception ? Our first number was
scarcely from the press when the following
self-explanatory letter was received :

Herewith you will find a list of 61 subscrib-
ers to The Zanerian Exponent, and $6.10
to pay the bill. E. L. Glick,

Euclid Ave. Business College,
Cleveland, Ohio.

— Through our recommendation, Mr. E. L.
McCain, a Zanerian boy, recently secured a
position with the Western Savings and Loan
Association of Rochester, N. Y. The Asso-
ciation has an authorized capital of fifty mill-
ions. Mr. McCain is employed to do pen
work — engross certificates, etc.

— We have received from L. A. Carter, of
San Antonio, Texas, a '91 Zanerian, a large
shirt fashion-plate, the drawing of which was
executed by himself. The work is very at-
tractive, and is an excellent example of high
grade drawing or art work applied to com-
mercial pur])oses. In a letter accompanying
the design, Mr. Carter writes: "W^ho says 1
am not making good interest on the money
invested in the Zanerian?" Of course it
pleases us greatly to know that Mr. Carter is
turning out such fine work, and more so to
know that his work brings in the shekels.
High class art work as applied to commercial
purposes is comparatively in its infancy, and
the demand for ])ractical artists in this line is
growing year by year. Business establish-
ments in almost every line are employing
more and more illustrations in their adver-
tisements — pictures that tell more than words.
The proprietor of a large printing establish-
ment, who is in a position to know the trend
of the times in this particular, recently re-
marked to us that if the young peo])le knew
what a great field is oi)en for practic-al artists
in the commercial line, and what a demand
there will be for such i)ersons during the next
decade, we could not accommodate half the
number of pupils that would apply to us for
instruction. The Zanerian realizes this de-
mand, and is doing all it can to prepare per-
sons to meet it.

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Vinton, Iowa, June 5, 1895.
Without hesitating in the least I can heartily
recommend the Zanerian Art College to anyone
desiring the highest education in the line of Pen
Art, and the only place for Penmanship.

The Zanerian Authors are artists and gentlemen
in the truest sense of the word.


NE THING is too fre-
(|ii('ntly overlooked l)y
])U]iils and scIiooIh —
tliut one tiling is teach-
ing ability. Schools
reciuire teachers as well as
penmen. To write well
does not signify that you
can teach well. The Zclne-
rian prepares pupils to
teach as well as to write.
Don't overlook this fact.
Of the two, teaching or writing, teaching is
of more importance than mere execution.



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— Our new book, " Zanerian Alphabets,"
is surpiisinji; Ixtth ^lurrliasers and ourselves.
Those who send for the book look for some-
thing good, but are sur])rised to find it so
much better than they expected. We thought
it would sell well, but it is going at a rate
that breaks all records of our former publica-
tions. It is selling at a rate that actually sur-
prises us.

The work is not, as some supposed, a mere
collection of Alphabets. AVhile it contains
about all the sensible styles of ali)habets, with
hundreds of modifications and styles of finish,
and the most explicit instruction how to make
them, it also contains numerous plates of
roundhand, or engrosser's script, with com-
jilete instruction for its execution; designs,
such as diplomas, resolutions, certificates,
title-pages, etc , giving splendid examples of
the application of the letters, with instruc-
tion in designing, etc. In fact the work is a
complete instructor in engrossing. The prep-
aration of the book took an immense amount
of labor, and the expense of publishing it
was not at all small, but it is handsomely
bound in cloth with gold stamp, and mailed
postpaid for $1.00. Better see the work and
possess it. See description elsewhere.

Among the numerouos unsolicited com-
mendations of the work we have already
received, we have room here for but a few.
Kead them:

Your book, " Zanerian Alphabets," just to
hand, and I must say I never saw its equal.
I neglected my work in order to look it
through before laving it down.

C. E. Beck,

Piqua, Ohio.

It's the best text-book yet published that
treats the subject practically, and at moderate
cost. Like all your publications, it has "snap."
W. II. Lathkop,

S. Boston, Mass.

Vour Book of Alphabets has some very
unique Avork in it, and I admire it very much.
You have certainly hit upon soiue decidedly
catchy styles of letters, and another good
thing' about them is, they are ])ractical — just
what the bctvs should learn.

W. E. Dknnis,

Urooklyn, N. Y.

Your Alphabets are the most practical and
complete that I have ever seen. I luive been
studying and admiring them ever since tbey
were received. L. M. TifoKNuriuiii,

Evansville, Ind.

I do not praise a work on penmanship un-
less I think it worthy of it, and let me tell
you candidly that your Aljihabets merit the
highest terms of commendation. They are
small, yet artistic. They are modern, and
beyond criticism from the standpoint of exe-
cution. I am sure there is a demand for such
a work. A. X. Palmer,

Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Zanerian Aljjhabets came duly to hand.
They are just right and merit universal usage.
L. Makakasz,

Lincoln, Neb.

It is the best tiling of the kind I ever saw.
(t. E. Weaver,

Mt. Morris, 111.

I consider " Zanerian Alphabets" the best

book of the kind before the public. I showed

it to an engraver in this place and he at once

asked the ])rice of the book and your address.

B. E. AvEY,

Fenton, Mich.

Far better than anything of the kind I
have ever seen. L. J. Egelston,

Rutland, Vt.

— Exponent received. It is a real work
of art, and I don't see how you can offer it
for ten cents per year. Whenever the Za-
nerian Authors get up anything I always
expect the best. J. A. El8T0N,

C'anton, Mo.

— I can never forget the Zanerian and the
benefit I have derived from being one of its
students. The instruction I received from
you has been of great value, and I am ever
ready to sound the praise of your excellent
institution. Helen W. McLean,

Supervisor of Penmanshiy>, Public Schools,
Covington, Ky.

It is, indeed, very gratifying to receive
letters like this one. Since attending the Za-
nerian, Miss McLean has been employed as
indicated above, and has had every oppor-
tunity of testing the value of the instruction
she received while here.

— The Exponent is a happy thought, and
offers each of us a unique way to keep in
touch with the Zanerian and atlvanceuient. I
have nearly 150 students in my classes now.
Success to you in all things.

(t. E. .Johnson,

Danville, Ind.

Mr. .Johnson teaches penmanship in the

Central Normal College, Danville, Ind. He

is certainly very busy and succsssful. He
attended the Zanerian in 't>4.

— F. F. Wildish, who attended the Zanerian
in 'Itli, still holds liis jtosition in the Metro-
politan lUisiness College, Dallas, Texas.

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It gives me great] pleasure to sjieak of the
liigh esteem in which I hold the Zanerian
Art College. Zanei- and Bloser are all-round
]ienmen that are surpassed by none. I feel
more than pleased with the instruction 1 re-
ceived while there. Anyone who intends
taking a course in pen art can do no better
llian attend the Zanerian Art College.

Jiloomington, 111.

ORE applications
for teachers have
been received dur-
ing the past year
and more students
have been placed
into jtositions than
ever before. This
indicates that Za-
nerian pupils are
desired, and that
there is a growing
demand for teach-
ers of penmanship.

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iss Maby E. Miller, whose
likeness appears above and
whose work a])pears he-
low, was horn in Lancaster
county, Pennsylvania. The
tirst seventeen years of her
life were spent upon the
farm attending to the mul-
titudinous and arduous du-
ties to ))e found there, and
attending district school in
the winter. During these
years she learned that such
illustrious persons as Thaddeus Stephens,
Robert Fulton, and .Tames Buchanan hailed
from her own immediate neighborhood. But
this knowledge tlid not satisfy her. She hun-
gered for more. C'onsetjuently we next find
her in attendance at tlie iMiilersville (Pa.)
State Normal School. She studied there for
upwards of two years, and tlien entered the

Zanerian in the fall of ninety-three. She
])ersevered and improved, and sustained old
Pennsylvania's reputation for solid industry
and worth. She was one of the tirst ladies to
graduate from the Complete Course. Any
one familiar with the amount of study and
practice necessary to do this will readily
recognize Miss Miller's skill and persever-
ance. In a letter just received from her she
says: " I imagine the days I spent at the Za-
nerian to be the happiest of my life." From
this we learn that she enjoys work, and such
work is the kind that develops womanhood.
May her days prove always so fruitful and

My Zanerian instruction has secured me a
position as book-keeper. Long live the Za-
nerian. Ora Neff,

Goshen, Ind.

Good Penmanship has a wonderful influ-
ence when one desires a position as book-
keeper. Of two persons with equal knowledge
of book-keeping, the one who is the better
penman almost always gets the position. If
you intend preparing as book-keeper, or for
almost any position in the business world, we
believe it will pay you to come hither. In
the business line (book-keeping, shorthand,
etc.), we oifer advantages equal to the best
anywhere, and in the line of i)enmanship and
drawing we do not liesitate to say that we offer
advantages better than the best elsewhere.

Mr. G. iS. McClure, "that young pen
jirodigy," still retains his position in the
School of Commerce, Harrisburg, Pa. Mr.
."McClure attended the Zanerian in '93, and
although a very young man, he has excep-
tional ability as a penman and teacher.



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I desire to express my appreciation of the value
and thoroughness of the work done by the Zanerian
Art College. The school is all and more than it is
advertised to be, and I heartily recommend it to
all who contemplate a course in Penmanship and
Art. G. W. THOM.

The Garden City Business Educator is the
name of a bright college journal edited by
C. E. Reitz, proprietor of the (irarden City
Commercial College, Missoula, Mont. Mr.
Keitz deserves much credit for his pluck and
]msh. He took the course in the Zanerian in
'92, and nt)w writes: " If all your old pui)ii.s
feel as I do, I assure you they will ever i)e
proud of the Zanerian."


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Mr. H. E. "Wilson, whose likeness and
Jiiindwriting appear herewith, was born in
Keokuk, Iowa, a quarter of a century ago.

When five years

of age he moved
to nortliern C'al-
fornia, wliere he
remained four
years. Keturn-
i n g to Shenan-
doah, Iowa, he
graduated in the
High School at
the age of fif-
teen. He spent
two years in the
y h e n a n d o a li
Nursery, and
tiuMi did janitor
wi>rk in and at-
tended theWest-
ern Normal College. He com])leted the Com-
mercial, Normal, and part of the Scientific
courses, and ceased doing janitor work and
tiiught instead. This discloses the fact that
Mr. Wilson is composed of that kind of ma-
terial of which successful people are made,
and that industry, coupled with high purpose,
is sure to win. After assuming the principal-
shi]) of the Commercial Department of said
institution, he spent five months of ninety-
one in tlie Zanerian, from which he gradu-
ated with credit, and thereafter taught pen-
manship, etc., in conjunction with the com-
mercial branches. In December, '91, the
college, with all his specimens, burned. He
then taught in Aydelotte's Business C'ollege,
< >akland, California, for six months, returning
to the Lincoln Normal I^niversity, Normal,

(a suburb of Lincoln), Neb., where he has
since labored, making |^or himself an enviable
reputation as a practical educator. He has
resigned said y)Osition to attend the State Uni-
versity of Nebraska the coming year and to
teach part time in the LincolnBusiness College.

Mr. Wilson is one of the fastest, finest pen-
men in the world. What he does, he does
well and quickly. The same is true of his
commercial work.

As a man, he is no less interesting than as
an educator. Sociable, temperate, moral, and
conscientious, he lias the requisites for that
higher success to which all should aspire, and
which he undoubtedly intends to attain.

The Zanerian extends congratulations for
success thus far so worthily achieved, and
wishes him the best the future holds for merit.

Are the embodiments of sim])le, easy, legible,
rapid, practical forms and movements. TJie
instructions are pointed, exhaustive, and sen-
sible. The copies are actual pen written coiiies
reproduced fac simile, not hand engraved and
impossible of imitation ; but, instead, they
show just what can and is being done every
day by practical penmen. It is in two parts.
Part one consists of slanting forms, the price
of which is 60 cents. Part two consists of
])erpendicular forms, price 50 cents. The two
for $1.00. Buy and thereby become a good
penman. The combined work contains over
70 plates, some 7x7 inches. Rates on quan-
tities on a]>])lication.



Mr W H Hint who ni \cl«.
this driwinj;^ fiom natuic is but
18 years of age. Is lie not an art-
ist of more than averajje talent?
He attended the Zanerian but
seven months.

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' N July and Augltst
we give special atten-
tion to iiietiiods of
teaching and siqicrvis-
ing Penmansliip and
I) r a \v i ng in I'iil)lic
Schools and Normals
and Colleges. We he-
■ * ' lieve the instruction

to be the best. It consists of lectures, les-
sons, and personal instruction in ])enniauship,
blackboard writing, theory and practice of
teaching. Pupils are called upon each week to
give lessons under the direction of the teachers.
In drawing, l)esides the text-book study and
drawing-book practice, j)U]iils model in clay,

draw with charcoal from type-forms, objects,
and studies, sketch from nature, and construct
designs in color paper. Lectures are given
in connection with the above upon the topics
most closely connected with Art Education in
the public schools.

The regular work in Flourishing, Kound-
hand, Engrossing, I'ortrature, Pen Drawing,
and Sketching is carried along the same as in
other terms for those taking the Professional,
Cftniplete, or Sjiecial Courses.

Can you afford to miss this grand oj)ptn-
tunity? Certainly not, so be on hand as soon
after July 7th as possible. If you cannot
come tlien, come later; come in August rather
than not at all.




Includes Business and Artistic Penmanship,
Card Writing, Round Hand, Flourisliing,
Lettering, Engrossing, Perspective, Pen Draw-
ing, Portraiture, Designing, Blackboard Work,
Theory and Practice of Teaching, and En-
graving Processes. Candidates for graduation
must pass an examination, and if below 80 per
cent., no Diploma will be granted. Pupils
make their own Diplomas or pay $5.00 for
one made by the faculty. Pupils must write
a thesis of 1,000 words or m(jre.


Includes Business and Plain Penmanship,
Form Study, Clay Modeling, Color Paper and
Pattern Cutting, Pencil and Charcoal Draw-
ing from copies, models, objects, and nature.
Original Design, Mechanical, Illustrative, and
Decorative Drawing, Blackboard Work, and
Methods and Practice of Teaching. An aver-
age of 80 per cent, is required.


Includes both of the above courses. This is
perhaps the most thorough course of the kind
ever originated, and it is tloubtful if it is pos-
sible to receive as thorough and jtractical a
course in any other school. It is the result of
many years of faithful and constant service in
the cause of practical education on the part of
the principals who have profited by the expe-
rience of the past and of others, and have
added thereto of their own extensive investi-
gations and experiments.



Includes Business and Artistic Penmanship,
Card Writing, and Round Hand, Blackboard
Writing, Theory and Practice of Teaching,
and Thesis. This prepares persons as Profes-
sional Penmen, capable of writing many styles
and of teaching the same properly. Pupils
may pursue any one of the above branches
and receive a written statement of such profi-
ciency free of charge. Candidates for gradu-

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