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The publication,
On August 25, 1894, of

John Fiske’s History of the United States

FOR SCHOOLS. With Topical Analysis and Suggestive Questions and Directions for Teachers by Frank A' Hill. With illustrations and maps. 12mo, half leather, small pica type, 482 pages, $1 net. Correspondence Solicited. A Deseriptive Cireular containing Sample Pages will be

Sent to Any Address on Application.



OVER SEVENTY BOOKS SUITABLE FOR USE IN PRIMARY, GRAMMAR, AND HIGH SCHOOLS. Containing Five Hundred of the Most Interesting and Instructive Masterpieces of Famous Authors. With Introductions, Notes, Historical Sketches, and Biographical

Sketches. Each single number, in paper, 15 cents, net. In many cases Single Numbers have been bound in cloth at 25 cents, net, and combinations of two and tbree nimbers at 40 cents, 45 cents, and 50 cents, net.

The following table shows what selections from this series have been chosen for the different grades in the public schools in eleven selected cities :

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11, 37, 23

6, 28, 15
11, 22, 23
17, 18


1, 27, 4
11, 22, 23

6, 15
17, 18, 28 7, 8, 9, 22, 23
10, 29, 17, 18, 22,

7, 8, 9
7, 8, 9, 28, 11,
13, 14

10, 19, 20, 4
13, 14, 2

28, 4, 6
13, 14, 2, 22, 23 1,7, 8, 9, 28, 51,

52, 37
7, 8, 9

28, 36

1, 4, 18

1, 4, 6, 28 *Masterpieces or Am. Lit.

10, 53 *Masterpieces of Am. Lit.

1, 2, 53 28, 36, 1, 4

47, 48

47, 48
47, 48
47, 48

47, 48, 49, 50

49, 50
49, 50
17, 18

F. 17, 18 17, 18, 29, 23 17, 18, 29

22, 23

1, 2, 53

1, 51, 52 5, 4, 15, 54, 6


*The Masterpieces of American Literature is made up principally of complete selections from the Riverside Literature Series. Price, $1.00.

KEY TO THE ABOVE TABLE, 47, 48. Fables and Folk Stories. Phrased by Horace E. well, Benjamin Frunklin, Queen Christina. With Scudder. In two parts. I

questions 49, 50. Hans Andersen's Stories. Newly translated. In

[21 and 10 al-o in one volume, stiff covers, 40 cts.) two parte.

2. Lon fellow's Courtship of Miles Standish * 29. Hawthorne's Little Dafydoundilly, and otter 6. Hlmer's Grandmother's Story of Bunker Hill stories

Batlle, and otber poems. (29 and 10 also in one volume, stiff covers, 40 cte.] 15 Lowell's I'nder the Old Elm, and other poems. 17, 18. Hawthorne's Wonder-Book. In two parts.

36. John Burroughs's Shirp Eyes, and other papere ## 2', 23. Hawthorne's Tanglewood Tales. A second Won: 1. Longfellow's čving line.* der-Book. In two parts.

27. Thoreau's Succession of Forest Trees, etc. With a 7, 8, 9. Hawthorne's True Stories from New England Biographical Sketch by R. W. Emerron. History. Grandfatber's Chair. In three partst

4. Wittier & Sno" Bound, among the Hills, and Songs with questions at the end of each part. Part 1

of Labor. 1620-1692. Part II-1692-1763. Part III-1763-1803. 19, 20. Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography. With a 13, 11. Longfellow's So 'g of Hiawatha. With a Vocab

chapter completing the Life. In two parts. ulary. In two parts.

51, 52. Wishington Irving: Essays from the sketch F. Longfellow Leaflets. Poems and Prose Passages

Book. [51] Rip Van Winkle, and other American for reading and recitation. Illustrated, with an In

Essays [69] The Voyage, and other English Estroduction and a Biographical Sketch. Double

pays. In two parts. pamber, 30 cts. Cloth, 40 cts.

53. Scott's Lady of the Lake. Edited by W. J. Rolfe. 11. Longfellow's Children's Hour, and other selections.

With copious notes and numerous illustrations, 37. Charles Dudley Warner's A Hunting of the Deer,

(Double number, 30 cts. ; cloth in Studen s' Series, and other papers.*

53 cts.) 28. John Burroughs's Birds and Bees.ti

5. Whittier's Mabel Martin, Cobbler Keezar, Maud 10. Hawthorne's Biographi al Stor es.

Muller, and other poems. Sir Isaac Newton, Samuel Johnson, Oliver Crom- 51 Bryant's Sella, Thanatopsis, and other poems. *Also bound in cloth, at 25 cents. Also in one volume, clotb, 45 cents. Aleo in one volume, cloth, 40 cents. 128 and

36 also in one volume, cloch, 40 cents,
A descriptive circular, giving the tab 'e of contents of cach number of the series will be sent to any

address on application.
4 Park St., Boston.
11 East 17th St., New York.

28 Lakeside Building, Chicago.

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George Howland has not lacked biog. a local celebrity. Mr. Howland was in raphers. I have ventured to speak of his quaintest vein, and made the occahim in an informal manner, trusting to

sion memorable by an impromptu speech the impressions made upon me by a some- that at once took an abiding place in the what intimate acquaintance, which ex- traditions of the organization. Some of tended over many years.

his eccentric conceits were annually reI saw him first in December, 1865, at peated and are still current among the the meeting of the State Teachers' As- older generation of schoolmasters in the sociation of Illinois. It was my first prairie state. glimpse of the educational notables of So my first insight into the nature of my adopted state, and the impressions this peculiarly interesting man was from made upon me were very vivid. Many the humorous side. When a few years later of them have lost none of their freshness. he admitted me to a prized intimacy, I I was a young teacher, having barely found that the playful instinct was most finished my first term, and looked with easily excited, and that the phase which he all of the quick interest of a novice upon quite habitually presented to the world the men and women who had already es- was lighted with a gentle merriment that tablished themselves as leaders among was at once an invitation and a foil. the school people of the young and vigor- His humor was never broad; it was ous West. Should I call the roll you delicate and silky. It suggested depths would hear the names of several who of good will and tender regard, in a shy have filled conspicuous places in this or- sort of way that seemed trying to disganization and have won merited recog- guise the esteem in which he held his nition in the larger circle outside the friends. It constantly lurked in the limits of the state which then claimed background of his public addresses, them as peculiarly her own.

giving them a suggestion of smiles But no other person then present made that rarely reached the borders of so marked an impression upon my youth- laughter, although they were sometimes ful imagination as George Howland, the unequivocally mirthful. principal of the Chicago High School. I have alluded to his shyness which, He was then in the early forties. His for a man of his breeding

and experience, genial face and abounding good humor always surprised me. That it was one singularly attracted me, and I became, of his characteristics, no one will deny at first sight, what I never ceased to be, who knew him well. I have seen him a devoted admirer.

tremulous with timidity before an audiThe president of the association was ence of students, and singularly diffident the late Samuel U. Etter, whose life in addresses before assemblies where reached its end under circumstances pe- custom denies the privilege of the manuculiarly pathetic. He was not a graceful script. It explains also a certain inof. speaker, and wisely selected the accom- fensive irony quite habitual with him, plished academician from the metropolis and that sentineled the approaches to a to respond to the welcoming address of sensitive and somewhat shrinking na

*A memorial read at the recent meeting of the N. E. A., at Asbury Park.

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