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President Butler responded to the addresses of welcome and declared the sessions of the association formally opened.

Secretary Shepard also responded to the addresses of welcome.

President Butler introduced Col. Francis W. Parker of the Cook County Normal, Englewood, Ill., who made a brief address.

PRESIDENT BUTLER: I now have the honor to present a gentleman who has worthily won and who worthily wears the proud title of the “Educational Governor of the South,” ex-Governor Northen of the State of Georgia.

Governor Northen spoke briefly and eloquently in behalf of the teachers of the South.

Music by the Apollo Club of Denver.
Gen. John Eaton, ex-United States Commissioner of Education:

MR. PRESIDENT: In our time of congratulation there is absent one very dear to each of us, and we all recognize the fact that our friend is necessarily absent because he bears so many burdens for our cause. He has gone to regain strength for future service, and I know that each of us misses him. He will be in Edinburgh to-night and to-morrow morning.

I therefore move that the following cable message of congratulation be sent, signed by the President of this association in behalf of those who are present:

Commissioner Harris, Royal Hotel, Edinburgh:

The assembled representatives of 400,000 teachers greet you, our honored leader, asking for you health and a safe return.

MR. BUCHANAN (Missouri): I think we should include his traveling companion, the Treasurer of this association, J. M. Greenwood of Kansas City, Mo.

The amendment was cordially accepted by General Eaton, and the motion was unanimously adopted.

PRESIDENT BUTLER: State Superintendent Skinner of New York has courteously assented to my suggestion, that his address on "Education of Public Opinion” be delivered on Wednesday evening instead of at this time.

The chair regrets to announce, that, because of serious illness in his family, Dr. Edward M. Hartwell of Boston is unable to be present. We shall, however, have the pleasure of listening to a short address on "Physical Training,” which will precede a practical demonstration of exercises suited to the schoolroom by Mr. Jacob Schmitt of Denver. This address will be delivered by Prof. Edward F. Hermanns, Principal of High School No. 2, Denver, Colo., who has kindly consented, on short notice, to take this place on the program.

Principal Hermanns addressed the association on the subject of "Physical Training."

The platform was then cleared, and Prof. Jacob Schmitt, Director of Physical Training, Denver, Colo., gave an interesting exhibition of physical training, by classes from various grades of the city schools.

PRESIDENT BUTLER: Secretary Shepard has some important announcements.

SECRETARY SHEPARD: Notice is hereby given, in accordance with the provisions of the constitution, that to-morrow-Wednesday morning-amendments will be offered, dealing with the qualification of members and with regulations for voting and representation in the association. These amendments have been drawn by a committee appointed for the purpose by the Board of Directors at Saratoga, X. Y., July 14, 1892. The amendments have been submitted to the present Board of Directors, and will be reported to the association for action, with their approval.

PRESIDENT BUTLER: The substance of this announcement will also appear in the daily press, which should be consulted with reference to the various entertainments that are provided for our instruction.

I desire to announce, that, immediately upon the closing of this session, an adjourned meeting of the Board of Directors will be held upon this platform. A full attendance is requested.

An overflow meeting has been held this afternoon and addressed by Col. F. W. Parker, President John W. Cook, Supt. A. P. Marble, and Dr. Charles De Garmo, in the high school building. Further overflow meetings will be held from time to time during the session, as occasion may require.

Music by the Euterpe Quartette of Denver.
Adjourned to 8 p. m.


The session was called to order by Vice President A. G. Lane of Chicago.

Chorus by the choir of the Central Presbyterian church of Denver.
Vice President Lane, in opening the meeting, said:

The members of the National Educational Association appreciate the hearty and generous reception which has been given to them. During this week the schoolmaster is to rule Denver.

For some years past thousands of teachers have been taking annual pilgrimages to different sections of this country, stopping at the cities to which they have been invited, enjoying the hospitality of the people, reviewing the great educational work which has been carried on, discussing new movements and solving new problems which are from time to time presented. The common school, the secondary school, and the university have entered into a union to set up the highest possible standards for the education and training of the young.

The National Educational Association honored itself at its session at Asbury Park a year ago by electing as its President a man who chose this great educational work as a life-work, and it gives me great pleasure to introduce to you tonight one who has set aside some of the allurements to the other professions and has chosen to enter the educational field. In presenting to you Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler of Columbia College, New York, we have a representative of the very highest standard of education in this country.

It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you the President of this association, who will speak to you to-night on “What Knowledge Is of Most Worth?"

Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler of Columbia College, President of the National Educational Association, delivered the presidential address on the subject, "What Knowledge Is of Most Worth?”

VICE PRESIDENT LANE: Mrs. Jay Robinson of Denver will now speak to you in song.

Announcements by the Secretary.

Vice President Lane then intrduced Dr. W. N. Hailman, Superintendent of Indian Schools, Washington, D. C., who spoke on the subject, “The Next Step in the Education of the Indian.”

Adjourned to 9:45 a. m., July 10th.



The morning session was opened with prayer by Chancellor Wm. T. McDowell of the University of Denver.

Music by the Principals' Male Quartette of Chicago.

Under instructions from President Butler, the Secretary announced the following committees:

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District of Columbia.
New Hampshire.
New Mexico.
New York.
New Jersey..
North Carolina.
North Dakota.
Rhode Island...
South Carolina.
South Dakota.
West Virginia.

E. W. Coy of Ohio, Chairman.

J. H. Phillips, Birmingham.
J. H. McNaughton, Tucson.
W. H. Rivers, Helena.
Edward T. Pierce, Los Angeles.
Aaron Gove, Denver.
Virgil G. Curtis, New Haven.
Isaac T. Johnson, Wilmington.
W. B. Powell, Washington.
Arthur Williams, Lakeland.'
R. J. Guinn, Atlanta.
F. B. Gault, Moscow.
Albert G. Lane, Chicago.
Joseph Swain, Bloomington.
William F. King, Mount Vernon.
A. S. Olin, Lawrence.
McHenry Rhoads, Frankfort.
George J. Ramsey, Clinton.
...John S. Locke, Saco.
. Henry A. Wise, Baltimore.
Charles C. Ramsay, Fall River.
Miss N. D. Kimberlin, Detroit.
.C. B. Gilbert, St. Paul.
. J. R. Preston, Jackson.
.J. T. Buchanan, Kansas City.
R. G. Young, Helena.

W. H. Skinner, Nebraska City.
John A. Russell, Plymouth.

Hiram Hadley, Albuquerque.
. A. S. Downing, Albany.
James M. Green, Trenton.
Charles D. McIver, Greensboro.
Miss Emma F. Bates, Bismarck.
.E. W. Coy, Cincinnati.
D. R. Boyd, Norman.
.J. H. Ackerman, Portland.
E. Oram Lyte, Millersville.
Walter B. Jacobs, Providence.
D. B. Johnson, Columbia.
Frank Crane, Yankton.
W. H. Payne, Nashville.
W. S. Sutton, Houston.
.J. F. Millspaugh, Salt Lake City.
Alfred Turner, Rutland.
E. C. Glass, Lynchburg.
F. J. Barnard, Seattle.
W. H. Anderson, Wheeling.
Leo A. Williams, Fond du Lac.
Miss Estelle Reel, Cheyenne.


Ex-Commissioner of Education General Eaton of Ohio:

I am compelled to leave town, and desire consent to offer a series of resolutions, to be referred to the Committee on Resolutions, touching matters of a national character. You are a national body, and we are here representing the whole country, and we want to touch the nerves that affect the whole country in return. For instance, the Bureau of Education is not decently housed at Washington. It has a museum which has been struggling since 1876 to maintain a national existence-a museum of education-but it is packed away in a loft. It has a library that excels all other libraries in the world, but has no place for it to be housed, and it has to be stowed away in different rooms. Your National Commissioner of Education, be it confessed with shame, has not a decent salary, and here I desire to offer some resolutions touching these points.

The resolutions of General Eaton were referred to the Committee on Resolutions without reading or debate.

President Butler then introduced President Charles De Garmo of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa., who addressed the association upon the "Principles upon which Co-ordination should Proceed.”

Prof. Wilbur F. Jackman, Cook County Normal School, Englewood, Chicago, Ill., delivered an address on “What has been Accomplished in Co-ordination in the Field of Natural Science."

Prof. Charles A. McMurry of Normal University, Normal, Ill., addressed the association on "What has been Accomplished in Coordination in the field of History and Literature."

The papers on co-ordination were discussed by Dr. B. A. Hinsdale of the University of Michigan; Edward D. Farrell, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, New York City; Levi Seeley of the State Normal School, Trenton, N. J.; Dr. F. Louis Soldan of St. Louis, Mo., and Col. Francis W. Parker of the Cook County Normal, Englewood, nl.

Announcements by the Secretary.

PRESIDENT BUTLER: It is reported to this chair that some fifteen hundred of our members have found themselves unable to obtain admission to this hall this morning. The substance of this program will, therefore, be repeated to-night for their benefit in the assembly room of the high school.

The order of business upon the table of the Secretary consists of a series of three amendments to the constitution of this association. The primary order for the consideration of amendments is, that unanimous consent is required for their presentation without notice. These amendments having been presented on due notice, a vote of two-thirds of those present is requisite for their adoption. These amendments will be presented under that rule, as stated in the notice given yesterday. They come from the Board of Directors, and secured, at two meetings of that board held yesterday, unanimous approval. They were formulated by a committee apointed at Saratoga

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