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undred and twenty newspapers each day, one of the widest audiences of any woman journalist. Some of these essays have been published by this syndicate in book form. Ernest Bacheller has written two books used in Normal Art Schools—the Principles of Design and Design in Theory and Practice, with a personal directness and freshness of treatment unusual in text-books. From the days of William Woodbridge and Susannah Rowson until now, Medford people have been writing text-books. Benjamin Franklin Tweed, principal in one of Medford's schools, and afterwards professor at Tufts College, wrote several text-books on English grammar and composition, and was editor of the Massachusetts Teacher. Ephraim Hunt, at one time superintendent of schools, published a Geometry for Grammar Schools. Charles H. Morss, who held the same position, edited a Book of Fables, by Horace E. Scudder, and the Heroes of Asgard. He has written many papers, Practicability of the Extension of High School Influen
Rev. Hosea Ballou, 2d, who resigned his pastorate of the Medford Universalist Church to become the first president of Tufts College, was accustomed to write to his ministerial brethren and members of the Faculty in a somewhat humorous vein. Sometimes these missives would be in several different languages, though it is said none such ever got in print. Sometimes the learned doctor would drop into poetry, and one of his productions comes down to us from one who says, I am indebted to Professor Tweed for one he received on a winter morning, when the snow had blocked the roads round Walnut hill, The hill was known as Walnut Tree Hill prior to the location of the college thereon. and the New England staple, salt fish, was in request—a dinner of which, by the way, John Hancock used to invite his friends to eat on Saturdays. Under stress of weather the good doctor penned the lines his wife styled silly. There seemed to have been the irony of fate that President Ballou should have,