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will please read the circular reproduced below which is issued anonymously from New York City, since Dr. Brumbaugh sailed for Porto Rico as Commissioner of Education for that Island.

The statements and insinuations made in this document are untrue. Dr. Brumbaugh himself wrote BRUMBAUGH'S STANDARD READERS and no other person had a share in their authorship. Although Professor of Pedagogy at the University of Pennsylvania, President of Juniata College, and always in demand as Instructor at Teachers' Institutes, Dr. Brumbaugh gave more than a year of his best energies to the preparation of these Readers, and he performed the task so well that the immediate sales of the books have alarmed some of our rival publishers who have less acceptable series.

The numerous friends of Dr. Brumbaugh and all fair-minded persons will resent this anonymous attack upon his integrity and no doubt will fittingly rebuke such malicious agency methods by helping to extend the use of BRUMBUAGH'S STANDARD READERS.

CHRISTOPHER SOWER COMPANY. 614 Arch Street, Philadelphia. August, 1900.

IMPORTANT.

WHO WROTE THE BRUMBAUGH READERS ?
IT IS CLAIMED, ON WHAT SEEMS TO BE GOOD

AUTHORITY, THAT The FIRST READER was written by a lady formerly a teacher, and who expected to write the entire series; but she became discouraged after writing the FIRST READER and gave it up as a bad job.

The paternity of the SECOND and THIRD READERS is claimed by a book agent.
The FOURTH and FIFTH were no doubt written by Dr. Brumbaugh.

If this statement is correct, it explains the proper want of grading and further explains what teachers say is a want of symmetry of the series. In all fairness, if true, why call them the BRUN BAUGH READERS? Why not say the Standard Readers by a lady, a book agent and Dr. Brumbaugh?

Any other course is unfair, unjust and untrue. Why do the publishers not give the names of the authors ?

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