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Ph. D. D. C. Heath & Co., Boston, publishers. Cloth,
264 pp., price 70 cents.

As the sub-title of this book indicates, it is a compendium
of rules regarding Good English, Grammar, Sentence Struc-
ture, Paragraphing, Manuscript Arrangement, Punctuation,
Spelling, Essay Writing and Letter Writing. It is designed
for two uses. It may be used, first, by students of composi-
tion for reference, at the direction of the instructor, in case
of errors in themes. Second, it may be used for inde-
pendent reference by persons who have any kind of writing
to do and who want occasional information on matters of
good usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, paragraphing,
manuscript arrangement, or letter writing. The purpose of
this manual is to help correct some of the deficiencies of
even well bred persons in the observation of rules fixed by
good usage and suggested by common sense for the expres-
sion of thoughts in English and the representation of them
on paper. Mr. Woolley is instructor in English at the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin, which has a high reputation throughout
the country for its efficiency, and is fitted to speak with
authority on the various phases of the subject of which this
book treats.


Isaac Pitman & Sons, New York, publishers. Cloth, 316

pp., price $1.50.

This is the ninth edition of one of the standard works
of the Isaac Pitman people, and, like previous editions, it
will be popular with all writers of this system of shorthand.
As those who are familiar with former editions know, the
purpose of this dictionary is to furnish stenographic forms
for the words of the English language, written in accordance
with the rules of Pitman's Shorthand, and with the most
facile outlines that appear practicable. The characters given
in this dictionary are in the full vocalized or correspondence
style, but in many instances contractions of great value to
rapid reporters are also given. In this new edition the num-
ber of words has been increased to 62,000, and the shorthand
characters have been newly engraved throughout by the
typographic etching process, while the longhand portion has
been entirely reset from new type. There will unquestionably
be a large demand for this book.

A. F. Sprott. Central Business College, Toronto, pub-
lishers. Paper, 46 pp.

In an excellently prepared and well printed book. Mr.
Sprott presents his methods as his long experience in teaching
lias demonstrated their value. Diagrams show the proper
position of the paper, and photographic reproductions illus-
trate the correct position of the body. As the title of this
book indicates, it can be used to advantage in connection with
the metronome, a small instrument usually used for beating
and dividing time in music, which Mr. Sprott believes is
well adapted to secure regular movement in writing. In word
exercises, the ticking of the pendulum serves to mark the
time which should be taken for each letter.





The holder that makes writing a pleasure

C. \V. RANSOM and \V. L. GORDON, Patentees

Pits the fingers, does not cramp the hand. Used exclusively by C. W.
Ransom, President of the Ransomerian School of Penmanship, in his expert
writing. Used and endorsed by the ieading professional penmen. Read
what a few of them say:

"It is a beauty." — Flickinger. "Nothing Just as good." — Weatherly.
"Hope you sell a bunch of them." — Stacy. "The best penholder ever put on
the market." — Bedinger. A score of others likewise have tried the holder
and will use no other.

This beautiful holder is made of solid hard rubber, and will last a life-
time. Order to-day and do not deprive yourself of the pleasure of using
this wonderful Invention. Price each, postpaid, 50 cents. Special prices to
schools and colleges. Address

RANSOM* & GORDON PENHOLDER CO., «*«« mm.,. Kansas City, Mo.




23,000 outlines. Words
carefully selected, and in-
clude proper nouns, tech-
nical terms, new words —
many not found in any
other shorthand diction-
ary. Prices $1.25 to$l,75.
Sample pages free.
St. Louis, Mo.

necessary for penmen doing ornamental writing to hare a holder adapted to that
apecial purpose. The above holder is hand-turned and adjusted, made of Belected rose-
wood or ebony, and cannot be made by an automatic lathe. LOOK FOR THE BRAND. If your
dealer cannot supply you. send to the designer and manufacturer.

12-inch - Fancy, $1; Plain, 50c. 8-inch - Fancy, 50c; Plain, 25c.

A. MAGNUSSON. : 208 North 5th Street, Quincy. 111.


One doz cards, 20c. Specimen business letter, 15c.

Specimen ornamental letter. 25c.
Resolutions engrossed. Prices reasonable.

E. H. McGHEE, 255 Mercer Street, Trenton, N. J.


Trial It;

to write your

rieht. 15c.

ting. 15c. Ornamental,
lac. Flourishing, 15c. Lettering. 15c. Dr/awinc
15c. Designing, 15c. Drawing funny faces, 15c.
Landscapes in colors, 15c. Block lettering. 15c.
Address. A. E. PARSONS. Keokuk. Iowa.

If interested in the best methods of Instruction
send for my large Penmanship Journal, which con-
tains something not seen in the circulars of the
other penmen — it is frees

For 25 cento I will aend you & package of cards,
executed in gold, silver and colored inks, that for
beauty and style are not approached by the work of
any other penman, proving that 1 am really a Card

I can also show you how you can make a good
income carving roses, flowers, etc.. on cards with a
knife. Send me 10 cents far sample and information.

Card Expert, Syracuse, N. Y.


Model Copies for Study and Practice 20 cents

Rational Method in Primary 'Writing 25 cents

The two boobs at one time 35 cents

Lessons in Penmanship, a self-instructor. Just
from the press. 96 plates and over 400 copies.
In three bindings. Leather, $1.00. Cloth. 75
cents. Paper, 50 cents.


Lafayette, Ind.


Where the Money Goes

The successful business man wants to know the details of every transaction. His book-
keepers must be able to give him the required information. Modern methods demand the best
accountants. Business records must be accurately kept, by bookkeepers who know their work
and do not make mistakes. They must be properly trained for their work in the commercial

Practical Bookkeeping and
Twentieth Century Business Practice

combine the theory and practice of accounting in the right proportions. These publications
are the joint work of experienced teachers and practical accountants. The forms introduced
are taken from the offices of the most successful business houses. The student is furnished
with a perfect mechanical copy for his work. Schools that have adopted the practical books
are sending out bookkeepers who get the positions that pay, and who keep them.

We publish a full line of text-books for commercial schools. Write for full informa^on.
We pay the freight.




By G. DeFelice, New York.
Some little skill will be required to execute the accom-
panying exercise to the entire satisfaction of the pupil, and
it will afford an opportunity for much hard work, but his
satisfaction upon mastering the lesson will amply repay him
for the trouble. Of course, more fine work will be required
in executing the second set of capitals than in the first. The
invitation to send in to the The Journal office, with return
postage inclosed, specimens of work on this lesson is renewed.

By Edward H. Eldridge, Ph. D. American Book Co.,
New York, publishers. Manila quarto, 240 pp., price 65

This book is designed for the use of the pupil upon
completion of the text book. In the opinion of the author,
ungraded, miscellaneous dictation at this stage will be of
greater injury than benefit to the pupil, and it is the purpose
of this book to furnish material which shall be properly

graded and arranged for dictation, and although suffciently
easy at the beginning to be used immediately after comple-
tion of the text-book, yet sufficiently difficult at the end to
give adequate practice. The book, which is published in five
editions, Benn Pitman, Isaac Pitman, Graham, Gregg, and an
edition without shorthand outlines, has on each page two
sections, the outer half for exercises, and to be torn off when
completed. The pages are perforated to facilitate tearing off
the exercises. Various letter forms in numerous lines of
business are given with a vocabulary covering the most gen-
erally used words and their outlines. Mr. Eldridge, the au-
thor, is Director of the School of Secretarial Studies in Sim-
mons College, Boston, and it is safe to predict that the book
will prove exceedingly popular.

A copy of Volume I, No. 1 of the "Science of Christian-
ity," has been received from the Life and Health Society,
32 Union Square, New York. The publication is devoted to
mind healing, and is part of a set of twelve lessons, the price
of which is $4-5°-


Carnegie College gives Free Tuition by mail to
one student in each county

Commercial Normal Academic Courses
Bookkeeping Arithmetic literature Rhetoric
Shorthand Geography Latin Geology

Penmanship Grammar Algebra Botany

Com. Law History Geometry Physics

Cut out this Ad., draw a line through each study

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of Commerce, Accounts a Finance

HIGHER EDUCATION for accountancy
banking, insurance, real estate and business
management, or teaching commercial subjects

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cporters. The system used by experts.

istruction by mail. Write for catalog.

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In answering' advertisements please mention the Penman's Art Journal.

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If not already, that ARISTOS (The Best) or JANES' SHADE-
LESS SHORTHAND is the Simplest, most Legible and Speed-
iest System of Shorthand that the world has ever produced. It
is only a matter of time when you will adopt it, because it is
the coming system oi the world. The schools that have

adopted it are enthusiastic in their praise and highly gratified .^SESEX^MF

with results. Many writ era of the best known Standard Sys- J^^H^^H

terns that have discarded them for ARISTOS are delighted, and S^^^HHHE

recognize its superiority. In the United States, from Cordova. \ -

Alaska, to the Rio Grande, and the Atlantic to the Pacific, arc
to be found among the most prominent and highest salaried
Shorthand Writers, ARISTOS Reporters and expert Stenogra-
phers, and many of the highest stenographic positions, court

and commercial, in the Philippines, Mexico and Isthmus of « „ - .

Panama, are filled by ARISToS Writers. Yes, in one sense. INew Home o£ Al

it is new, in another it is not. It emanated from the brain .._ _ . , _ ,. , __ . _ __ ___ _ _ _

of Alfred Janes, of London, nearly fifty years a Parliamentary goby's Practical Business College. Waco, Texas.
Reporter, one of the Best, if not the Best, Practical Shorthand

Shndeless Shorthand.


that has ever lived — not a theorist i
man who first proved to the world what could be accomplished
by ARISTOS before he asked others to adopt it. The famous
Harmsworth Encyclopedia in its pages devoted to .Shorthand,
while Phonography is well spoken of. devotes much space to
ARISTOS and places it before all other Systems,
progressive, you will at least examine into it.
prietors Managers and Teachers. — "

> Work Begins 1910 — Finest in United States.

When completed this building will be tlie largest, most com-
plete, most modern and most elaborately equipped ex-
clusive Business College Building in the United States.

School Pro-
_ .. to adopting it
for their respective schools, can have a course BY MAIL and books absolutely free of charge. Others can get the first Three
Lessons of our Mail Course and complete set of books for $3.50. The writer has one of the largest and the Highest
Standard Shorthand Schools in the United States. Many of his students who have learned entirely hj; Corre-
spondence are now filling most prominent positions, anc 1
in Texas he taught Isaac and Benn Pitman. Graham Mm
of actual experience in his Texas College. wWoaltfOdjiqed^
ARISTOS offered, eo purchased the Syste

of his students who have learned
ne have been qualified within four months to take cases in court." In'his College
and Lindaley Systems before he adopted ARISTOS exclusively. After several years
t gratifying results, he was convinced of the superiority and the many advantages
_ for the United States, Canada and Mexico, and owns all copyrights thereto. Any who infringe on
prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Don't be a Mosshnck or a Clam; wake up oiit of your lethargy and
throw aside your prejudice and bigotry and adopt a System that will improve your Shorthand Department, swell your Bank Account
and AimhiA t-rtti in frrnrinnte Shorthand AVritcrs who can take the fastest speakers with case and then read their
note- flikp nrint ™ I give a picture of the new home of ARISTOS. For the next three months address me at Waco, Texas;
after that for the ne'xt four months at 156 Fifth Ave.. New York. N. Y. I am personally and closely acquainted with Mr. Horace G. Healey.
Editor of this paper, and with most of the prominent Public Accountants of the United States, therefore you can easily learn whether or not
I am honest in my statements. Like Mr. Janes, I personally and rigidly tested ARISTOS before asking others to adopt it. and! found it to be
perfection in Shorthand. "Write Me. A, two-cent stamp and sheet of paper, or even a postal card and a few minutes of your time is all
that it will cost you. and I promise you a prompt and courteous reply.

EDWARD TOBY, F. A. A., C. C. A., President
Toby's Practical Business College, Waco, Texas.

Toby's School of Correspondence, 156 Fifth Ave., New York City.
Toliy's School of Correspondence, Waco. Texas.
Toby's Modem Practical Bookkeeping. ARISTOS or JANES' SHADELESS SHORTHAND, Typewriting, Business Letter Writing, Business Arith-
metic. Simplified English, Penmanship Successfully taught BY MAIL.


Are you sure that you are getting the BEST? Are you
satisfied with your present handwriting? Do you want
better copies or instructions that tell you HOW?

My Lessons by Mail are Best because they enable my
pupils to write better and do it in a shorter time.

Lessons in Business and Ornamental Writing, Cardtvriting,
Lettering and Engrossing. Write for my Journal " 'Penmanship."

S. E. LESLIE, R.B.I., Rochester, N.Y.

P. S. — My engrossing course enables amateurs to become professionals.

In answering advertisements please mention the Penman's Art Journal.

J. M. Lantz, of the Waynesboro, Pa., Business College,
advises that this has been the best year his school has ever
experienced, and that he is not able to supply more than one-
half the demand for office workers. He is ably assisted in his
work by Miss M. Martha Farrell, who is a graduate of the
full course in the State Normal at Lockhaven.

Another prosperous school is Aaker's Business College,
Grand Forks, N. D., which, according to O. J. Hanson, man-
ager, had an enrollment of 190 by the middle of January —
twice that of a year ago. North Dakota is evidently in the
heart of the prosperity belt.

Bartlett College, at Cincinnati, which recently passed into
the hands of a receiver, has been merged into the Campbell
Commercial School, and the faculty of the former school, as
well as the pupils, have been taken over by Mr. Campbell.
E. A. Dietrich is one of those associated with the Campbell
School in this arrangement. A recent advertisement in the
Cincinnati Post shows sixteen instructors in the various de-

J. F. Fish, of Chicago, is one of those whose names are
on the permanent list of the Journal.. In renewing his sub-
scription recently he reminded us that he had been a sub-
scriber continuously since 1883. We hope he will continue
with us for another quarter of a century.

John G. Christ, of Lockhaven, Pa., sent us a New Year's
greeting written in his best style. If the coming year is half
as fine as the writing in which Mr. Christ expressed his
wishes it will be satisfactory indeed.

From Edward Toby, of Waco, Tex., and New York
City, we have a Waco folder, with many illustrations of the
fine business blocks in that city. Among the buildings shown
is the new home of the Toby Business College, work on
which has just been begun.

One of the Paterson, N. J., papers gives considerable
space to the work of George Oakley, of Columbia College,
in that city, in connection with the business show there. This
paper states that "Mr. Oakley is a man of hustling ability,
and is to be congratulated on giving Paterson an opportunity
to witness such an excellent exhibition."

From the Hyatt-Fowells School, Seattle. Wash., we have
a waltz song, entitled "Our Stenographer," dedicated to the
school. The stenographer referred to in the song, however,
is an unusual one, for it says in the chorus that her work is
a little better than seems necessary. We would like to know
where the Hyatt-Fowells people got her.

A card from F. W. Martin, of Boston, called attention
in artistic manner to Tiis exhibit at the Louisville Convention.
Mr. Martin's display there was an excellent one.

M. M. Lain, of the Lain Business College, reminds us of
the fact that there is not a graduate of his institution out of
a position. Mr. and Mrs. Lain are both enthusiastic teachers.

A circular from Hinds, Noble & Eldridge, New York
City, calls attention to the many pieces of music published by

them, as well as to their various other works. They are doing
a large business.

We have a clipping from the "Milwaukee Daily News" of
November 26, headed. "Youth of Eighty-one Greets Com-
mercial Educators of Wisconsin in Convention." This refers,
of course, to Robert C. Spencer, in connection with the Wis-
consin Commercial Educators' Association. The "News" calls
attention to the fact that Mr. Spencer is the oldest living
representative of the American commercial school in contin-
uous service. He has been in this work since 1850.

C. J. Potter, of Elliott's Business College, Burlington,
Iowa, who has been a teacher of penmanship in that institu-
tion for a long time, received from his pupils as a Christmas
gift a solid oak buffet. This is one of many handsome
presents testifying to the regard in which present and past
pupils have held their teacher.

A recent announcement that a course in Isaac Pitman
shorthand has been started in Teachers' College, Columbia
University, New York, under the direction of F. R. Beygrau,
testifies to the strength of the movement in favor of short-
hand in the higher institutions of learning. Columbia Uni-
versity is said to be the first institution of its kind to recog-
nize shorthand teaching as a profession.

In sending in a club from his school in Mobile, C. O.
Meux, the proprietor, says he believes it is the duty of every
business college to encourage in every way possible subscrip-
tions to such a publication as the Journal, as it materially
increases the interest and enthusiasm of pupils along that
line. He adds that the South, which has for some time been
rather backward in business education, is now thoroughly
awakened to the importance of it. No doubt the work done
by the Mobile Business College deserves its share of the
credit for this change of condition.

Something novel in the way of advertising matter is a
card, with calendar thereon, advertising the Beutel Business
College, Everett, Wash.

From looking at the pictures in a catalogue from Filip
Holmquist's Handelsinstitute, we might imagine that we were
cazing upon scenes in the schoolrooms of an American busi-
ness college. The typewriters, desk and banking equipment
are very much like those of our own country. Other pic-
tures show scenes in Stockholm, where the school is located.

The New Year cards received from Fred W. Field, of
Flushing, N. Y., and A. W. Dakin. of Syracuse, are novel and
exceedingly handsome. Inasmuch as they are different from
anything before received in The Journal office, it is next to
impossible to give any description of them.

A clipping from the Jacksonville, Fla., "Times Union,"
contains an interview with Richard Hargrave, who is referred
to as "a former pupil of the noted Louis Madarasz, the
Michael Angelo of Pen Art." Mr. Hargrave has recently re-
turned from Cuba, where he went in December, 1808. He is
now at Arcadia, Fla., engaged in special work of various

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Classified Advertisements will be run under
the above head for 5c. a word, payable in
advance. Where the advertiser uses a nom de
plume, answers will be promptly forwarded.

SCHOOL, FOR SALE — Best proposition
for man with ready money. Good
school in progressive place, paying
good salary to owner as manager, and
dividends on investment. Fine oppor-
tunity for capable and energetic man
to get a paying business of his own.
Address Investment, care P. A. Journal.

CAN YOU command $10,000? If you can,
and want to make it earn you big divi-
dends in a prosperous commercial school,
let us furnish you with a full descrip-
tion of this property. No better invest-
ment possible. Dividends, care of >P. A.

A BUSINESS COLLEGE in Greater New York

desires to correspond with a twelve-hundred-dollar

teacher of bookkeeping, arithmetic and penmanship.

to begin next September. Must be
tegrity and in love with his work.
P. A. Journal,

J. K., care of

WANTED — 100 successful business col-
lege managers, by a company that con-
templates opening 100 business colleges In
different parts of the United States. Ap-
plications confidentially considered. Ad-
dress JNO. F. DRAUGHON, Nashville,

WAjXTED — Single man to organize and teach
classes in penmanship and sell scholarships for
the Williams Business College. Milwaukee, Wis.

WANTED— To buy a busine.

20,000 or more. If yoi

sition to offer for cash, addresj
Wapakoneta, Ohio.

P. O. Box 24.;,

FOB SALE — Finely equipped school; new fumi-
ture; Al reputation; 30,000 population city
and country; nearest competing schools 15 and
2o miles respectively. Thirteen years of success-
ful existence and prestige. High tuition rates.
School not run down. Price. SS50.00 now. or a
onchalf interest for $425.00 to a capable teacher
of Gregs Shorthand. English, etc. Address "Incor-
porated," care P. A. Journal.

FOR SALE — One-half interest in good paying busi-
ness college established ten years in Illinois
city of 25,000. Also Al solicitor wanted. Fine
-opening for gnod men. Investment about $1,500.
Address Illinois, care P. A. Journal.

WOULD YOU like to hear from a man who has
devoted his life to building up schools? Just
finishing with the largest school in the East. Write
If I can help you I will. If I can't, you couldn't
pay me to try. My opinion won't cost you a cent. It
will be honest and not from the $$$$$$ standpoint
Address HELPFUL, care P. A. Journal.

will write your name on 1 doz. white, colored,
emblem design or comic cards for 1 5 cents


Anthony, Kansas


ery department are in demand. We charge no enrollment fees.

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We receive hundreds of calls for first-class teachers

of Penmanship and Bookkeeping.
More Good Teachers Wanted. (uZtfoTtSs"^"/^.)


HIGH SCHOOL POSITIONS ' More than three thousand ni sn

offerS^V" S °t me f r m - Many new ' ^partmen\ S S wmle n ope 1d1 rl % e I S?eL r ber
offering exceptional opportunities for commercial teachers. A special fo^de-'

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