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and commercial teacher, formerly of the
Gregg School, Chicago, 111., is the new
teacher of shorthand and penmanship in
the Omaha. Neb., High School. Mr. Zart-
man states that he has about two hundred
and fifty pupils in penmanship.

M. A. Albin, of the Behnke-Walker Busi-
ness College, Portland, Ore., writes, under
date of October 1st, as follows: "School
here is fine. This was our banner day, hav-
ing en rolled forty-six pupils by three o'clock.
We will reach the fifty mark, and with the
evening students, probably sixty. Uur
rooms are almost crowded to the limit al-
ready, and we are looking for an annex.
The other schools seem to be enrolling their
share, also. Our Mr. Walker has just re-
turned from an extensive trip east, where
he studied school and the business methods
of some large concerns."

C. A. Wessel, of the Lansing, Michigan,
Business University, reports that their en-
rollment is L'5 per cent, larger than it was
last year at this time. He states that it
pays to do thorough work in the school
room, and let the business community de-
cide which is the best school.

The work and worth of Miss Jeannette E.
Baldwin, teacher of penmanship in the
Polj-technic High School, Los Angeles,
Calif., was recently recognized when she
was chosen by the State Board of Education
as one of the critics to report on the merits
of penmanship books for adoption in that
State. Few teachers of penmanship, if any,
are exerting a wider and better influence in
penmanship matters than Miss Baldwin.

J. A. Buell. the enthusiastic and efficient
penman and commercial teacher in the
Lutheran Ladies' Seminary, Red Wing,
Minn., has been engaged to take charge of
the penmanship classes in the Red Wing
Seminary for Boys, which indicates that
the good people of Red Wing appreciate his
services, and know a good thing when they
have it in their community. Mr. Buell is
one of the most enthusiastic teachers of
penmanship we have ever had the pleasure
of knowing.

Mr. T. A. McLean, proprietor of the La-
trobe, Pa., Commercial College, recently fav-
ored us with an appreciated list of subscrip-
tions, together with the information that
in mid-summer he parted with single bless-
edness by marrying Miss Lucy Shaffer, a
teacher of Greensburg, Pa. After spending
several weeks in Canada they returned
home, and a little later Mr. McLean reluc-
tantly contracted a case of typhoid. On
October 17th, he wrote us that he had pulled
through all right, except that he had not
yet had time to straighten some of the
kinks out of his penmanship.

Here's to the health, happiness and suc-
cess of Mr. and Mrs. McLean, and prosperity
to the Latrobe Commercial College.

Miss Josephine Frazee, formerly of the
Mountain State Business College, Parkers-
burg, W. Va., is now connected with the big
Brownsberger Home School of Business,
Los Angeles, Calif. Miss Frazee has charge
of the shorthand work and reports an en-
rollment of nearly 200 in her department,
with plenty of assistance by way of teachers.
Miss Frazee is not only a teacher of Short-
hand, but a practical teacher of writing as
well. Like all others, she reports the clim-
ate "glorious."

Mr. John A. Bagnall. (Brother Jerome) of
Manhattan College, New York City, of the
American Commercial Schools Institution,
Washington, I). C , was the first student to
matriculate in the four years' graduate
course. He is already well advanced in the
educational group of studies, and is taking
up the economic group.

Mr. W. W. Bennett, recently of South
Bend, Ind., is now in Kalamazoo, Mich.,
promoting a new school to be known as
Rowe College, which is to open January 1st,
and of which he is to be manager, the pro-
prietors of which are Messrs. F. F. Kowe
and A. E. Kettle, publishersof the"Gazette,"
a daily and semi-weekly newspaper of that
city. It is the intention of the proprietors
to make Rowe College the leading institu-
tion of its kind in Michigan, which we hope
they may.

It gives us pleasure to announce that Mr.
Ellis S.Cook, formerly of the Metropolitan
Business College, Chicago, 111., who resigned
his work in that institution because of his
father's death, and his desire to be near his
mother, has opened a new school at Mary-
ville, Mo., to be known as the Maryville
Business College. This means that that
city will have a first-class school, and that
our profession will have in it the wholesome
influence of Mr. Cook. He says, "By honest,
earnest, efforts we hope to build up a school
that will, at a credit to the profes-
sion, and while I may never reach the suc-
cess I have enjoyed in the past, yet the
future will tell the story, and I have no
fears as to the outcome." This sincerity
and modesty will doubtless lead to a larger
success than he now anticipates.

Mr. A. H. Stevenson, who for twenty-three
years taught in the Bryant & Stratton
Business College, Buffalo, N. Y., has opened
a school of his own under the name of
Nam pa Private Business School, Nampa,
Idaho. In other words, he is doing now that
which he no doubt should have done many
years ago. We have had dealings with Mr.
Stevenson from time to time for a number
of years, and have come to entertain a very
high opinion of him as a man and as a com-
mercial educator. W r e therefore wish the
new school the success the conscientious,
untiring, well qualified efforts of its pro-
prietor deserve.

Mr. F. E. H. Jaeger, formerly of Detroit,
now has charge of the commercial work of
the Central High School, Toledo, Ohio.
Your editor has just learned of the death, in
August, of Mrs. Jeager, of the dread disease
tuberculosis. Our sympathy is hereby ex-
tended, and it is none the less sincere for
being late.

Mr. W. F. Cadwell, principal of Brown's

Business College, Rockford, 111., reports
having exactly sixty more students in
school October 30th, than a year ago, and
that was the best year thev had ever had.
Mr. Cadwell is to be congratulated for this
increased attendance.

Mr. B. O. McAdams, of the Newark. N. I.,
Business College, on November 3rd wrote
that since September 1st, their enrollment
had reached almost 350 students. At the
beginning of the fall term the school moved
into new and larger quarters, and now oc-
cupies the greater part of two entire floors.
They have had the rooms designed espec-
ially to meet their needs, the entire com-
mercial work being on one floor, with the
shorthand and typewriting on another.
Glass partitions are used throughout the
school so arranged that by raising and
lowering the sashes each floor can be con-
verted into one entire room. Telephone
connections are found in each department,
with central located in the business office.

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Charles Albright, formerly with Temple
College, Philadelphia, is a new teacher in
the Kinvon Commercial School. Pawtucket,
R. I. Archie D. Hyde, one of Mr. Elliot's
graduates, has come over from Canada to
take the commercial department of the
Nanticoke, Pa., High School. G. S. Stephens,
one of L. M. Kelchner's young men, an ex-
cellent penman, is now teaching commer-
cial branches in the Live Oak, Fla., Busi-
ness College, a new school recently opened
by L. M. Hatton, of Tampa. Miss Rose E.
Mclntire is in charge of the new commer-
cial department of the Winchendon, Mass.,
High School. J. M. Wiley, for several years
engaged in Kearney, Neb., is in charge of a
branch of the Western Normal School at
Bloomfield, Iowa. Arthur J. Dahne, of Con-
norsville, Ind., recently succeeded Chas.
McMullen as head of the commercial de-
partment of the Butte, Mont., High School.
K. R. Haughey, of Mansfield, Ohio, handles
the commercial department of the Carthage,
111., College. Bertha W. Burnham, of Old-
town, Me., has accepted a position with the
National Park Seminary, Washington, D.
C, where she will teach commercial sub-
jects and act as private secretary to the
president. Miss Bertha Dempsey, last year
in the Wallingford, Conn., High School, has
just taken a position as special shorthand
teacher in the Fitchburg, Mass., High
School. Miss Edith Wood, for several years
in charge of shorthand and typewriting in
the Winthrop, Mass., High School, has been
elected to a position in the Boston schools.
W. D. Anthony is a new teacher in the
Pottsville, Pa., Business College. Miss Eliz-
abeth Van Etten, last year in the Westfield,
N. J., High School, is the teacher of Isaac
Pitman shorthand in the new Bridgeton, N.
J., Business College, a branch of the Cam-
den, N. J., Commercial College. D. W. An-
derson, Ainsworth, Iowa, has charge of the
commercial department of Morningside Col-
lege, LeMars, Iowa.

Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas Lowe

request the pleasure of your company

at the wedding reception of their daughter

Ethel Mary


Mr. Herbert Wolcott Strickland

Saturday evening, twenty fourth of Nov.

nineteen hundred and six

from seven-thirty until nine-thirty

One hundred and eighty six Vine St.

Hartford, Connecticut

At Home

after Feb. 1st.

College Inn

Tenth and Washington Sts.

Wilmington, Delaware.


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Dean Leibfreed has been supplying the
affiliated schools of the American Commer-
cial Schools Institution with some very
valuable advertising suggestions in the
way of booklets, circulars, etc. The em-
ployment of an expert ad writer who shall
give his entire attention to the improve-
ment of the advertising of the affiliated
schools is being considered for the coming

Teachers generally are coming to recog-
nize the fact that, of the twin arts, type-
writing is the more difficult to teach and
the more discouraging to master. It is,
therefore, a healthy sign of the times that
the teachers of these subjects are becoming
more and more alive to the importance of
teaching typewriting.

In line with promoting better typewriting
and easier methods of teaching it, the Gregg
Publishing Company is issuing a very at-
tractive little booklet entitled " How I Teach
Typewriting" which contains a great
many valuable hints and suggestions for
teachers. It can be had by any teacher for
the asking.

The Vashon College and Academy, Bur
ton, Wash., publishes a well illustrated cat-
alog descriptive and illustrative of that
educational institution.

"Is your Salary Large Enough?" is the
suggestive title of a splendidly written and
printed 16 page booklet issued by Way's
School, Aberdeen, S. D,

"The Bulletin of Goshen, Ind., College
and School of Business, "24 pages and cover,
bespeaks a good school.

The Hoff Business College Journal. War-
ren, Pa., 16 pages and cover is a creditable
piece of advertising.

Childs' Business College, Pawtucket, R.I.,
publishes a large-page, profusely illustrat-
ed catalog.

'■ Not Large, but Good ! " is the suggestive
heading of some advertising received from
Mr. Charles T. Piatt, principal of Piatt's
Business School, ;i(K) Hudson St., Hoboken,
N.J. Our latest report is that the new in-
stitution had started off beyond the most
sanguine expectations of its proprietor.

The Union Commercial College, Washing-
ton, Pa., C. Edw. Presho, proprietor, issues
a neat little 16 page, gray-covered catalogin-
dicating a small but good school. Mr.
Presho's extensive experience will doubt-
less enable him to make a splendid success
of this reorganized institution.

The Sharon, Pa., College of Commerce, J.
I*. Am spoke r, proprietor, publishes a mod-
est little catalog of 'S'l pages with embossed
script title in gilt. After examining it we
cannot but conclude that the school it
represents is a credit to the locality and our

Smith's Business College catalogue of
New Castle, Pa., I. S. Smith, principal, pub-
lishes a good catalog printed on lavander
and covered with onyx-like paper. We have
formed a good opinion of the institution
from the contents of this catalog.

The Carbondale, Pa., Commercial Insti-
tute issues a good catalog printed in
colors. In it we see the familiar face of our
former pupil and skillful penman, Mr. C. M.
Lesher. Mr. J. M Smoot, proprietor, seems
to be doing good work in that part of the
Krvstone state.

The Inter-State Schools, Cedar Rapids,
la., publishes a catalog of 24 pages, de-
scriptive and illustrative of thecommercial
department, in charge of the experienced

and well known commercial teacher, G. T.
Wis well. The institution owns and ac-
cupies its own fine, large, splendidly
equipped building. It bears the ear-marks
of thorough, high grade and practiaal work.

The Mansfield-Ohio Business College,
Mansfield, Ohio, H. G. Yocum and D. P.
Frederick, proprietors, issues a neat and
modest little catalog printed in red and
green and covered in brown. We have
every reason to believe that the school does
excellent work, and enjoys deserved pros-

The National Business College, Roanoke,
Va., publishes a splendid forty-eight page
catalog descriptive and illustrative of that
splendid, modern institution of learning.
Its president, Mr. E. M. Coulter, has built
up a splendid institution— one that is a
credit to the Mother state of our union.

Greelj', Colo., Business College, D. C.
Royer, principal, publishes a uniquely de-
signed catalog, impressing one favorably
concerning the school.

The Gloversville, N. Y., Business School,
Patterson & Burr, proprietors, puts out a
splendid catalog. It is housed in a large
and handsome residence with a large yard,
especially adapted to tennis, ball, and simi-
lar out door exercises.

" The Open Door to a Successful Career"
is the title of an attractive catalog issued
in the interests of Yocum's Schools of Busi-
ness, Massillon, Wooster, Mansfield, Find-
lay, Uhrichsville and New Philadelphia.
Mr. Yocum is conducting a series of good
schools, if we may judge from what we
hear here in Ohio concerning them, and
from the appearance of the advertising be-
fore us.

One of the best illustrated, written, de-
signed and printed catalogs recently receiv-
ed at this office, came from the Meredith
College, Zanesville, O. The president, R.
L. Meredith, knows how to get up a good
catalog, as well as how to conduct a good
school, if we may judge from the evidence
before us.

The Tulsa, Ind. Ty., Business College, S.
M. Smith, principal, publishes an ecomoni-
cal catalog, indicating ability to do, as well
as to teach, business.

The Ft. Smith, Ark., Commercial College,
Geo. M. Neale, proprietor, publishes a large
catalog of good quality with an original
border printed in color. The illustrations
and general make-up of the catalog im-
presses one favorably concerning that
pioneer institution.

One of the best catalogs recently re-
ceived at this office is from the Blair Busi-
ness College, Spokane, Wash. It is profuse-
ly illustrated and artistically printed with
double-tone Sepia, the half-tone illustrations
being printed from a tint block which g'-ves
them a real photograph appearance. The
cover is brown with embossed title in colors
and gold. It is a fit representative of the
institution issuing it. In other words, it
represents rather than misrepresents the
work done there.

The Georgia Normal College and Business
Institute, Abbeville, Ga., always issues an
appropriate catalog, and the one this year
is no exception to the rule. Few men
among our large acquaintance deserve
greater credit for the success achieved than
does Messrs W. A Little and A. A. Kuhl,
both Buckeyes, for having built up such a
splendid educational institution in the
Southland. They have certainly demon-
strated to the good people of the South,
with whom they come in contact, that all
northern men who migrate southward are
not rascals.

The Chanute, Kans., Business College is
sues an attractively illustrated journal of 16

'•Our Catalog" is the title of a large
catalog printed in colors issued by the
Brockton, Mass., Business University, C.
W. Jones, principal. It indicates a pros-
perous school.

The Whitmore Business College, St.
Joseph, Mo., is greeting its patrons with a
splendidly illustrated and gracefully print-
ed H-page circular, indicating that business
education in St. Joseph is receiving such a
push as it has never received before.

The Port Huron and Owosso, Mich., Busi-
ness Schools, D. A. Reagh and W. C. Woll-
aston, proprietors, publishes an artistic H-
page circular, printed in color, showing an
attractive display of books used in their
business practice department.

The De Eamorton College News, Clinton,
Mo., is one of the oldest specimens of jour-
nalism that reaches our desk.

S. B. C. is the gold-imbost title of the cata-
log published in the interest of the Sel-
vidge Business College, Ardmore, Ind. Ter.
During the summer they erected a two story
stone building to be occupied exclusively
by the school. This bespeaks progress as
well as prosperity. The catalog gives us
the impression of a good school, and a
thriving city.

"An Aggressive School for Progressive
People, " is the attractive phrase employed
by the Bellingham, Wash., Business Insti-
tute, Messrs. W. M. Currier, and G. C. Sav-
age, proprietors, in advertising their insti-
tution. A half page advertisement in the
daily press clearly indicates that things are
not sleeping as concerns business educa-
tion in that northwest city on the Sound.

The Kewanee, 111., Business College issues
a creditable catalogue of 16 pages covered
in dark green with white ink title.

Peirce School, Philadelphia, Pa., is being
represented this year by a gray-backed, lit-
erary like, picturesque, but solid and sub-
stantial catalogue of 144 pages. This insti-
tution was organized by Thomas May
Peirce in 1865. It is a fit and fair exponant
of the institution and education it repre-

The Salt City Business College, Hutchin-
son, Kans., publishes a splendid catalog
descriptive and illustrative of that insti-
tution. Although Hutchinson does not ap-
pear very large on the map, yet the school
seems to be of fairly good size and of good
quality. Eight pages of the catalog are
devoted to the pen art department, pre-
sided over by Mr. L. H. Hausam, with
whose intellectual work and skill our read-
ers are becomingacquainted.

The commercial department of the In-
diana, Pa., Normal School, S. L. Lowrey,
principal, publishes a splendid 24-page cir-
cular in the interests of that department,
and from what we can learn the popularity
and the attendance are gradually increas-
ing each year.

"The Experience of Others" is the attrac
tive title of an artistic folder containing
the protraits of many students, published
by W. P. Mcintosh, Haverhill, Mass.

Franklin, Kentucky, is the title of a
pictorial booklet illustrating and describing
the many attractive buildings and institu-
tions of that attractive little city. We have
glanced through it with interest, and as a
consequence, have a very pleasant im-
pression of that city. We are indebted for
this souvenir to the expert penman and
true lady, Miss Maud M. Bair.

Mr. G.Van Buskirk, Morrisville, Pa. .writes
a hand which would do credit to a profes-
sional, although histime and talents are de-
voted to other things than writing, except
in odd moments or when he has writing
to do. Were he to give his undivided atten-
tion to penmanship, he would rank with
America's few finest penmen.

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Supervisor Penmanship Public Schools, Evansville, Ind.


Primary Writing, no. 4.

The first two years the writing has been
large and executed with the whole arm
movement. The next step is to bring the
arm down to a rest position, which is an
easy matter. The size of the writing soon
adjusts itself. It has been my experience
that large writing is easily reduced, but
very small writing is difficult to enlarge.
For six or eight weeks before the pupil
enters the third year he is given a few
minutes drill each day in the four move-
ments used in the execution of written
characters At first these drills are taken
without any thing in the hand. Later the
pupil is given pencil and later the pen is
used in the special lesson only. The pupil
assumes the front position with arms on
the desk, body erect, and feet flat. (See


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Plate Xo. 1.) His first work is a drill in the
lateral motion. (See examples 1 to 6, in-
clusive.) The attention is directed to the
hinge action at the elbow. Much of the
poor primary writing is due to the unde-
veloped action at this joint. Did you ever
try to straighten a child's arm who has
written in a cramped position for two years?
Try it. I am doing it now in this city.
Just here is the advantage of the two years
training in the large writing with the
suspended arm movement. When the arm
comes down to the desk it comes down with
its own weight. No more. It will rest
lightly inside the sleeve. It has no heavi-

ness. His second movement is the "push
and pull movement." He watches his arm
workout and in the sleeve. Like the turtle,
pokes his head out and in his house. He
finds the "cushion" under his arm. This
is kept up until considerable freedom has
been developed. His next drill is the
"rolling" motion— the direct oval move-
ment. He winds up the cushion. This is
followed by the inverted oval motion. He
unwinds the cushion. These motion drills
are given several times each day if only
for a few minutes at a time. After consider
able drill, he is permitted to take these
drills with pencil and later with pen and
ink. Simple drills only are given. (See
Plate 2.)

During this period he still uses the whole
arm movement in all his wiitten work. I
am giving herewith some samples of
second year work showing first lesson with
pen and ink. Technically speaking, the
teaching of writing begins with the third
year. In these articles I have tried to show,

briefly, the main outline of the work of the
first two years of school life. There is no
doubt in my mind about its utility. I am
willing to go on record as saying that it is
no experiment. It is both psychological
and pedagogical. It is also in harmony
with the latest experiments in child study.





"English Spelling Simplified," Laird &
Lee publishers, Chicago, is the title of a
ninety-six-page pocket size, tlexiblecovered
book, published in the interest of and de-
voted to the new spelling idea. The purpose
of the book is to set forth the aim of the
board as concisely as possible and to pro-
vide a complete list of amended spellings
for general references. It is a timely book,
the price of which we have not learned.


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Mr. J. F. Sarley, penman in the Metropoli-
tan Business College, Chicago, 111., recently
submitted sorne of the best specimens of
business writing done by his students re-
ceived this year. All of the work sent was
in the form of sentences, clearly indicating
that the pupils are pretty well advanced in
their work, and that they are not allowed to
spend too much of their time upon ovals, as
is too frequently the case. The work was
all done rapidly, being uniformly plain,
clear-cut and graceful.

Some splendid specimens of pupils' work
in the form of movement exercises is at
hand from H. C. Stanley, penmanship and
commercial teacher in Brandrup Ac Nettle-
ton's Business College, Winona, Minn.

Mr. J. ■/.. Herr, penman in the Elizabeth-
town, Pa., College, is doing splendid work
in that institution, as shown by specimens
of students writing recently sent us, all of
which were good. Three-fifths of the num-
ber sent were entitled to certificates, which
is an unusually good average.

l\ V. Williams, Grass Valley, Calif., sends
a bunch of cards written in ornamental
style which show talent considerable above
the ordinary. He secures unusually deli-
cate light lines, and his shades are bold,
strong and smooth.

Some penmanship, both business and
ornamental, as well as specimens of text
lettering, before us, leads us to conclude
that Mr. C. A. Braniger, of Braniger's Busi-
ness College, Parkersburg, W. Va., is one
of our better grade of professional penmen.
His work combines in a high degree the
essentials of accuracy and gracefulness,
and were he to give his undivided attention
to penmanship it would only be a question
of time until he would be the equal of the

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