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DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY INSTRUCTION.
MARKET HALL, ST. PAUL, Minx., July 10, 1890. The Department of Elementary Instruction was called to order at 3 P.M., by the President, Bettie A. Dutton.
Prayer was offered by Dr. Richardson.
Alexander Winchell, of Michigan, read a paper on “Geology in Early Education.”
“Science Training in Primary and Grammar Grades” was the subject of a paper by Gustave Guttenberg, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Guttenberg was followed by Miss J. S. Tutwiler, of Alabama, whose subject was “Our Brother in Stripes in the School-Room.”
The President appointed the following Committee on Nomination of Officers: C. C. Rounds, of New Hampshire; F. L. Soldan, of Missouri; and Miss Abbie Low, of Pennsylvania.
The Department then adjourned.
SECOND SESSION.-JULY 11. The Department met in Market Hall, at 3 P. M.; President Dutton in the chair.
The exercises opened with a song by the children; after which the minutes of Thursday's meeting were read and approved.
The first paper of the session was by William T. Harris, Washington, D. C., on “Fairy Tales and Folk-lore."
The Committee on Nomination of Officers made the following report, which was adopted :
President- -H. S. Jones, Erie, Pennsylvania.
“ The Teacher and the Child” was the subject treated by C. B. Gilbert, of Minnesota, and Mrs. D. L. Williams, of Ohio.
After a piano solo, Mrs. J. S. McLauchlan, of Illinois, and C. C. Rounds, of New Hampshire, spoke on “The Teacher and the Parent."
H. S. Jones, of Pennsylvania, read a paper on “The Teacher and his Fellow-Workers."
Mr. Jones was followed by N. A. Calkins, of New York, on "The Teacher and the Superintendent." After a few closing remarks by the President, the meeting adjourned.
WILLIAM E. RICHARDSON, Secretary.