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I'd think of what my mother'd said, And wonder what boy she meant! And "Who's been bad to-day?" I'd ask

Of the wind that hoarsely blew, And the voice would say in its meaningful way:

"Yooooo! Yooooo! Yoo000!"

That this was true I must allow
You'll not believe it though!
Yes, though I'm quite a model now,
I was not always so.
And if you doubt what things I say,
Suppose you make the test;
Suppose when you've been bad
some day

And up to bed you're sent away

From mother and the rest Suppose you ask, "Who has been bad?"

And then you'll hear what's true; For the wind will moan in its ruefulest tone:

"Yooooo! Yooooo! Yooooo!"

Other suitable recitations are:
Pittypat and Tippytoe,
The Naughty Doll,
Fairy and Child,

Child and Mother,

from "With Trumpet and Drum." The Duel,

Little Miss Brag,

The Ride to Bumpville, from "Love Songs of Childhood."



Dutch Lullaby. Music by Reginald de Koven in Songs of Childhood, Charles Scribner's Sons, N. Y.

Recitation (School)-The Shut-
Eye Train.

Come, my little one, with me!
There are wondrous sights to see
As the evening shadows fall;
In your pretty cap and gown,
Don't detain

The Shut-Eye Train — "Ting-a-ling"! the bell it goeth, "Toot-toot"! the whistle bloweth, And we hear the warning call: "All aboard for Shut-Eye Town"! Over hill and over plain

Soon will speed the Shut-Eye train! Through the blue where bloom the

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Heavy are your eyes, my sweet,
Weary are your little feet -
Nestle closer up to me
In your pretty cap and gown;
Don't detain

The Shut-Eye train!
"Ting-a-ling!" the bell it goeth,
"Toot-toot!" the whistle bloweth.
Oh, the sights that we shall see!
All aboard for Shut-Eye Town!

Song (School)--Japanese Lullaby. Music by Wm. Neil, Columbus, Ohio, or by Reginald de Koven in Songs of Childhood, Chas. Scribner's Sons, N. Y.

. Recitation-Lady Button Eyes.

When the busy day is done,
And my weary little one
Rocketh gently to and fro;
When the night winds softly blow,
And the crickets in the glen
Chirp and chirp and chirp again:
When upon the haunted green
Fairies dance around their queen-
Then from yonder misty skies
Cometh Lady Button-Eyes.

Layeth she her hands upon
My dear weary little one,
And those white hands overspread
Like a veil the curly head,
Seem to fondle and caress
Every little silken tress;
Then she smooths the eyelids down
Over those two eyes of brown
In such soothing tender wise
Cometh Lady Button-Eyes.

Dearest, feel upon your brow
That caressing magic now;
For the crickets in the glen
Chirp and chirp and chirp again,
While upon the haunted green
Fairies dance around their queen,
And the moonbeams hover o'er

Plaything sleeping on the floor --
Hush, my sweet! from yonder skies
Cometh Lady Button-Eyes!

Song by the School-The Rocka-by-Lady, Music by W. W. Gilchrist in "Songs of Childhood." Scribner's Sons, New York.

WE are glad to inform our readers that Prof. Mills is recovering from a long illness, and that he will have one of his helpful arithmetic articles ready in time for the May MONTHLY.







PER YEAR IN ADVANCE, $1.50. In clubs of four or more, $1.25 each. Single Number, except August, 15 cents. August Number, 25 cents. All club subscriptions not paid within three months, $1.50.

MONEY should be sent by express, draft, money order or registered letter. Make all remittances payable to O. T. CORSON.

THE MONTHLY is mailed the first week of each month. Any subscriber failing to receive a copy by the tenth should give notice promptly, and another will be sent. Any person wishing his address changed must send notice not later than the twenty-fifth of the month, and must give both the old and the new address. Notice will be given to each subscriber of the time his subscription expires.

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Bay, June 29 and 30, and July 1, 1898.

NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL AsSOCIATION Washington, D. C., July 7-12, 1898.

Be sure to read State Director F. B. Dyer's statements regarding the next meeting of the N. E. A. The editor can heartily endorse all that he says regarding the Normandie, which has been selected for Ohio Headquarters. Those who intend to stop at the Normandie should send in their names soon, and get the number of the room assigned.

THE trip to Washington will not be an expensive one. It can be made for a total expense of $25 or $30. We hope in the May MONTHLY to be able to give definite information regarding rates in private boarding houses, with which Washington is abundantly supplied. "On to Washington!" should be the motto of Ohio teachers.


[Reported by Geo. W. Alloway.] The N. E. O. T. A. held a very large and enthusiastic session in the Board of Education rooms, Cleveland, Saturday, February 26, 1898.

The meeting was called to order at 10:30 a. m. by the President, Supt. Geo. W. Ready, of Painesville. After prayer, routine business was taken up. Supt. R. H. Kinnison, of Wellington, was elected President for the ensuing


A verbal communication from Prof. Reuben McMillan, of Canfield, was delivered to the association by W. W. Weaver, principal of the Canfield Normal College. Principal Weaver was directed by the association to extend its sincere and fraternal greetings to Father McMillan.

A letter extending an invitation. to the association to meet at Oberlin was received from H. C. King, of that place, and the matter was referred to the executive committee.

Miss Julia W. Cochrane, of Ak

ron, then gave a talk on reading. Her remarks were excellent and to the point. She emphasized the fact that while the selections may be the finest, and the pupil's preparation the most excellent, yet after all, the greatest and best success lies in the personality of the teacher's preparation and presentation of the subject.

"Methods or Principles" was presented in a masterly manner by Supt. A. D. Beechy, of Norwalk. A great truth put forth by the speaker is, that a principle should not be forsaken for a method.

At this point in the program, Prof. N. Coe Stewart marshaled in a large company of young ladies. and gentlemen from the Cleveland schools, and the association was treated to several vocal selections skillfully and pleasingly rendered by this gathering of young people.

It is wonderful how much people are warmed and cheered by song, and especially when it is poured forth from the innocent and over-flowing hearts of young people. This pleasing feature of the program was followed by another very interesting topic-"A Class Exercise in Elementary Physics," under the direction of Miss Lottie Hirsch, of Cleveland.

An interesting and beautiful ending to the day's program was an address by Supt. F. Treudley, of Youngstown, on "The Sources of a Teacher's Power." Mr. Treudley said in his address: "A person

who holds the attention of his audience or school exhibits his power," and the truth of the statement was never more clearly verified than it was while Mr. Treudley was speaking.

Among the many good things said, were, in substance, the following: Goodness is goodness the world over, and they who possess it have the power. Goodness abides forever in the hearts of children, therefore we should present the good side of life to our children.

Teachers must lift themselves above the little troubles of the day to the Source of all blessings. Man is more than his utterances. It is not in our stars, but in ourselves if we are underlings.

The Superintendents' Round Table was revived, and a very enthusiastic session was held on Friday evening, February 25, with Supt. L. H. Jones, of Cleveland, presiding. Supt. Jones was unanimously elected to preside at the next meeting of this department of the association.


The Round Table of Teachers, Principals, and Superintendents of Eastern Ohio and Western West Virginia held its spring sessions at Wellsburg, W. Va., March 3, 4, and 5. The atendance of superintendents was not as large as usual, but the discussions were bright and spirited from first to last. Dr. W.

J. Holland, Chancellor of the Western University of Pennsylvanina, delivered a popular address Friday evening on the subject, "The Relation of the Public Schools to the Higher Institutions of Learning." The address was full of good things and was appreciated by an attentive audience. The Committee on Teachers' Institutes, appointed at the Bellaire meeting, made its report, which was adopted with the resolution that it be published in the OHIO EUCATIONAL MONTHLY and the West Virginia School Journal. Dr. Chamberlain, Dean of Marietta College, as Chairman, submitted the report. Other committees reported, and Steubenville was selected as the place of next meeting, to be held in October next, and Supts. H. N. Mertz, of Steubenville, J. L. McDonald, of Wellsville, and W. H. Anderson, of Wheeling, were selected as Executive Committee.

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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TEACHERS' INSTITUTES. 1. That the Institute continue one week.

2. That not more than one instructor, not thoroughly acquainted with the character, aims, and needs. of the schools in the county, be employed.

3. That the program of the Institute be arranged by the Executive Committee and sent to the teachers of the county at least six months before the Institute convenes.

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