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yea more, a combination of all the faculties and in a singularly felicitous vein, with great profit, powers which God has given a human being. and infinite delight to the whole company. Just so far as a teacher is lacking in any of the In the evening, Bishop Clark addressed the qualities which are necessary to form a great young ladies' society, the “Thugatresophia,” and good man, so far will his influence as a mov- (Daughters of Wisdom.) His subject was feing power in other minds be impaired. There male culture, which was treated by him with his must be talent, but talent which commands con- usual ability, and most warmly appreciated by fidence. I cannot better illustrate my meaning those to whom it was addressed. than by recalling to your minds two names which On Wednesday morning the annual address have become imperishable in British history before the “Philonothion Society” was delivWilliam Pitt and Charles Fox. They were ri-ered by Rev. E. 0. Haven, D. D., editor of vals and antagonists. No one will say that Fox Zion's Herald. Topic — "What should be the was less eloquent than Pitt - nay, there were system of American Education ? " times when the former would rend the arguments In the afternoon were the exercises connected of the latter into shreds, and tear away every with the graduation of the senior class. vestige of reasoning, - yet Pitt even then would The closing exercises of this interesting annibear away the suffrages of parliament, so much versary were held in the chapel Wednesday eveweightier was character than logic or eloquence. ning, at which time, A. G. Remington, Esq., of
Such should be the character of the teacher, New York, addressed the “Adelphian Club.” that he may always confer honor upon the insti- His theme was -" The Harmony of Beauty in tution in which he labors, rather than that the Art.” institution should confer honor upon him. Then We exceedingly regret to inform our readers will the teacher, in the language of one of our that the accomplished and highly successful ablest educators, language which has become a principal, Rev. G. W. Quereau, has tendered to household word, be able to make his mark upon the trustees his resignation, which, after the most those whom he instructs. This institution, I am urgent remonstrances, they finally accepted. happy to believe, has kept this principle in view; They subsequently elected, by a unanimous and it is owing to this that it has made its mark vote, Rev. Prof. Robert Allyn, late Commissionof blessing upon so many of those who have en-er of our Public Schools, and Editor of The joyed its advantages. It gives me great pleasure SCHOOLMASTER, to fill the place to be vacated by to say that I find in almost every part of the Mr. Quereau. state, not only school teachers, but school com- The latter gentleman, whose resignation, we mittees and other friends of education who name understand, does not take effect until after the this as the place where their minds were perma- coming term, has an urgent call to take charge nently awakened to feel a deep interest in edu- of a new Western Seminary, accompanied by cation. Long may this institution enjoy the very flattering offers. He will carry with him smiles of a kind Providence and continue to wherever he goes the ardent attachment and sinbless our state and the denomination of Christ- cere respect and esteem, not only of his numerians which is so nobly sustaining it.”
ous former pupils, but also of the good people of At 3 oclock, the officers, trustees, faculty, stu- Rhode Island, together with the most grateful dents, orator, poet, and a large array of invited remembrances of what he has done in the noble guests, proceeded to the Updike Hotel, where a
cause oi education in our beloved state. sumptuous banquet was prepared. Here follow- We sincerely hope Prof. Allyn will accept the ed a “feast of good things,” only as a prelude post so heartily offered him, and that ere long we to the still better " feast of reason and flow of shall be thus enabled to greet him again and welsoul.” A series of rich toasts were responded to come his return to our state, where he has so by the various distinguished gentlemen present, 'long and successfully labored / eretofore.
National Teachers' Association. spectfully requested to insert this notice.
Further particulars may be had by addressing The First Annual Meeting of the National the president, Z. Richards, Washington, D. C., Teachers' Association, will be held in Cincinnati, or the Secretary, J. W. Bulkley, Brooklyn, New Ohio, commencing at 10 o'clock A. M., Aug. 11. York. By order of the Board, At this Meeting, lectures are expected from
J. W. BULKLEY, Sec’y. the following distinguished educators, viz: Introductory address by the President, z.
Clubbing with other Periodicals. Richards, Principal of a Classical School, Washington, D. C.
OUR subscribers do not seem to understand Lecture by J. D. Philbrick, Superintendent of
that all clubbing with other periodicals is for the Schools, Boston, Mass.
benefit of subscribers and of no one else. Lecture by Daniel Read, Professor in the
When we furnish other journals in connection University of Wisconsin.
with our own at a reduced price, it is not all for Lecture by John Young, Professor in the North
our benefit, but sometimes to our disadvantage. Western Christian University, Indiana.
For example, some of our leading educational Lecture by Hon. John B. Mallard, Georgia.
journals we furnish with THE SCHOOLMASTER for Lecture by Hon. C. H. Wiley, North Carolina.
$1.60. Retaining eighty cents for THE SCHOOLSUBJECTS FOR DISCUSSION.
MASTER and sending the same amount to the 1. The expediency and justice of maintaining other journal. FREE schools throughout our country by general
In all cases of clubbing, therefore, we wish it taxation.
distinctly understood that we are only responsi2. Parochial Schools: are they in harmony ble for our own journal, and not for the other pubwith the spirit of American Institutions ?
lication, whatever it be. In all such cases we 3. Mixed Schools: the propriety and expedi
merely send in the name with the money to the ency of educating both sexes together, lin the
publisher of the journal, and the sane is entered same classes.
regularly on their subscription book. If, for exThe order of exercises will be announced at ample, the Atlantic Monthly fails to reach our the meeting. Measures have been taken to make subscribers, they must write to the Atlantic this assembling a grand National Teachers' Jub- Monthly, and not to us. ilee! Many of the most prominent friends of education from the several States and Canada,
Official. are expected to be present and take part in the exercises.
OFFICE OF THE COM. OF PUB. SCHOOLS.
} N. B. State, County, and other educational
July 17, 1858. associations are respectfully invited to send del
INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS, egates. Members and delegates are requested
There will be an Institute at Newport in the to report themselves, on their arrival at Cincin- early part of autumn. As it will be the only one nati, at the office of A. J. Rickoff Superintend- of the season, all teachers are earnestly requestent of Schools.
ed to make their arrangements to be present. The local committee, at Cincinnati, at the The particulars will be given in due time. head of which is Mr. Superintendent Rickoff, is
JOHN KINGSBURY, doing all that can be done to secure the objects
Com. of Pub Schools. of the meeting. It is expected that a reduction of fare on the principal roads will be made. THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY for August contains
All educational journals, and other papers a rich feast of good reading. We cannot say friendly to the objects of the Association, are re- anything new for the Atlantic. All that is necessary for those who have read it is to say it is their pupils to exercise in the open air, and, if as good as ever, and all that we can say to any need be, joining with them in their sports. On who may not have read it is, get it and read it. a pleasant day no child should be allowed to reYou will get it again.
main in the school-room during the time set
apart for exercise, neither should they be conTHIRD Annual Report of the City Superin- fined to close study for two or three hours at a
tendent of Schools of the Consolidated City of time. I am persuaded that there exists no subBrooklyn, 1858.
ject at the present time, in school matters, which On the subject of Grammar, the Superintend- has more urgent need of the attention of both ent says:
teachers and parents than this of physical cul. “That great master and teacher, John Locke, ture.” says, “Children are not to be taught by rules, which will always be slipping out of their mem- The North AMERICAN Review.— July, 1858. ories. What you think is necessary for them to Crosby, Nichols & Co. Boston. do, settle in them by an indispensible practice.' This number of the prince of American Quar
Our wisdom, then, according to this philoso- terlies is an exceedingly interesting and able volpher, and I think he is not singular in this, is to ume. It comprises twelve elaborate articles on practice' writing through the whole Grammar a variety of subjects, treated in a masterly mancourse, not essays on Truth, or Fiction, Politics ner. The first article, on “Peirce's Analytic or Religion, but to PRACTICE; in other words, to Mechanics,” is not merely a learned, but an input in use an element as soon as learned in teresting and readable treatise on the The ReaGrammar; and so on, until sentences are form- son in Mathematics. The third article, “The ed, both simple and compound. In connection Missouri Valley and the Great Plains,” is a valwirh the exercises in Grammar, writing should uable contribution, in a condensed form, to our be continued, varying the same according to the general knowledge of the western section of our nature of the exercises and the character and
country. attainment of the pupil. Another method by The fifth article, “The Phillips family and Philwhich to initiate the learner into the subject of lips Exeter Academy,” gives an exceedingly inComposition is, that of giving a story, in good teresting notice of A Memoir of His Honor Samlanguage, and requiring the pupil to write out uel Phillips, LL. D., by Rev. John L, Taylor. so much as he can remember, simply by giving It is greatly to be desired that our youth should the ideas, as near as he can, in his own language. be trained to love more solid reading. We The whole to be subject to the teacher's revision, should have a better judgment, national and inin which he will point out the errors and lead dividual, and greater solidity of character, if the pupil to correct them.”
our people read more such periodicals as The
North American Review, and Atlantic Monthly, ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMIT- and less such light trash as usually fills our most TEE OF THE TOWN OF CRANSTON. 1858. — It popular weekly papers and monthly magazines. reiterates what we have so often heard, but do not mind, with regard to
A NEW LATIN-ENGLISH SCHOOL-LEXICON, on
the basis of the Latin-Grammar Lexicon of
Dr. C. F. Ingersden. By G. R. Crooks, D. D., " The fact is, that children are sent to school and A. J. Schem, A. M. too young They are not encouraged to take
Specimen papers of this new Lexicon, to be sufficient exercise in the open air. They are published by J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelcompelled to study too many hours, and too phia, have been sent us. They say it will shortmany things. Teachers can do much — very ly be published in one volume of nearly 1000 much to eradicate these evils, by encouraging pages.
SCHOOL EXERCISES. years and 6 months, without interest. But on
the 25th of May, 1855, A came to B desiring to Questions for Examination.
pay his note. How much in cash ought B to re
ceive ? We present below the list of questions for the
8. Bought 50 gallons of wine at 75 cts. per examination of candidates for admission to the gallon; and paid 12 per ct. duty on it at the cusHartford High School, April, 1858. A similar tom house. But 10 gallons having leaked out, I list from the same school was published in Ths wish to know for how much per gallon I must SCHOOLMASTER for August, 1857. We thought sell the remainder, that I may gain 15 per ct, by that those were as fine a set of questions for the the whole transaction. purpose as we had ever seen.
9. Define Ratio; Proportion, We commend these to the careful perusal of If 288 men in 5 days of 11 hours each, can dig our readers.
a trench 231 yards long, 3 feet wide and 2 feet
deep; in how many days of 8 hours each, will 48 1. Add together, forty-two thousand four hun- men dig a trench 420 yards long, 2 yards deep, dred and sixty-five; 718.224; 3-5 of 2-2 of 7-8 of 4-7 and 5 feet wide ? 212.005; .18 of 54-21 of four thousand nine hun
10. Four men do a piece of work in 15 days. dred sixty-three and seven hundred fourteen ten- A alone can do it in 40 days, B alone in 60 days, thousandths; then divide the sum. by four less and C alone in 80 days. In what time can D than 21.06.
alone do it? 2. What is the difference between Notation and Numeration? Which methods of each do we
1. Write a sentence containing a definitive use? What do you mean by a Significant fig-|(limiting) adjective; a verbal noun; a relative ure? What is the use of the Cipher?
pronoun in the objective case ; a verb in the ac3. Define Factor ; Multiple; Greatest Common tive voice ; a noun in the independent case; a Measure; Prime number. Separate 23 into two verb in the subjunctive mood, past perfect tense. parts both of which shall be Composite numbers,
2. Classify (br naming the part of speech) and yet prime to each other.
the following words : heavy; eating; morning; 4. How do we express Fractions ? What
too; two; this; hers; ago; shall; less; what. does each of the numbers used express? What
3. Define Orthography, Etymology, and Synis the effect upon the value of a fraction, if you tax, and illustrate your definition of each by multiply the numerator and divide the denomi- means of any word in the following sentence : nator of the same fraction by 3. Give the reason “ What is the use of it?" why, and illustrate by the fraction 12-4.
4. Give the passive, imperative, singular; 5. (a) Reduce 4 furlongs, 30 rods, 4 yards, 2 the active, subjunctive, present, second person, feet, and 6 inches to the decimal of a mile. Then singular; the active, infinitive perfect; the acadd to it 41.0705 miles, and reduce the sum to tive, future perfect, third person, plural; the miles, fur., rods, &c.
passive, potential, past, third person, singular ; (b) Multiply 15 ft. 1' 3" by 7 ft. 2" 4'".
the past subjunctive, present perfect, first per6. What is Interest ? Rate ? Amount ?
son, plural; the perfect active participle; the Present Worth? What is meant by Per Cent. passive, future perfect, third person, singular ; What is 15 per ct. of 20 bushels ?
the active present, infinitive; the active, past, The Interest of a certain sum of money for 4 second person, singular, of the verb love. ys. 6 mos. and 24 days, at 6 per ct. was $32.9485.
5. Principal parts of arise, dare, free, lade, What was the Principal ?
fly, lie, work, lay, slay, freeze. 7. On the 19th of October, 1854, A gave B 6. Correct the errors in the following sentenhis note for $2416.25, payable at the end of 31ces, and state the reasons for each correction :
I kave took up the book that laid on the window in at the nearest port, supplied herself with fresh Beat. You said you ought to do it but I don't provisions and then left for home, touching at think you had.-Who has stole my book :-She Melbourne on the way. Name the state, island, was terrible sick yesterday but she is some better or country where she took in provisions. What to-day.-The bank of the river is overflown.-I zone is it in? Under what form of government wont go without you do.-Has he gone? Not as is it? What are its principal products? Has it I know of.—You have not sewn your apron well. any natural feature of remarkable interest? DeBetween you and I, he dont believe it.
scribe the passage of the ship after she left there 7. 8. 9. 10. Parse the following italicised till she reached home, mentioning the directions words, " There never was, anywhere, anything in which she sailed. like the sixty or seventy years that elapsed from 7. Arrange the following names of Islands the middle of Elizabeth's reign to the Restora- in the order of their relative size; and tell which tion. In point of real force and originality of are larger and which smaller than the State of genius, neither the age of Pericles, nor of Au- Connecticut : Newfoundland, Madagascar, Nangustus, can come at all into comparison. For in tucket, New Guinea, Long Island, Sicily, Terra that short period, we shall find the names of al del Fuego, Ireland, Cuba, Iceland. most all the very great men that this nation has 8. Describe the nine principal rivers of Asia ever produced; men, all of them, not merely of and give a reason for their flowing in different great talents and accomplishments, but of vast directions. compass and reach of understanding, and of 9. In a coasting voyage from Chagres to Panminds truly creative ; not men who perfected art ama, what countries, rivers, capes and islands by the delicacy of their taste.
would you pass ?
10. A merchant in Chicago received a box of GEOGRAPHY. 1. Draw a map including the five Great Lakes nutmegs direct from their place of growth. of the United States, their outlet and the states Name any place from which they could have bordering upon them. Name the states and lo- come, give its latitude, zone and nation; also cate their capitals, principal rivers, and one describe the passage by water from thence to chief town or city, affixing the name of each one
Chicago. which you locate.
HISTORY. 2. Two travelers started, the one from Hart- 1. Date and place of the first English, French, ford and the other from Rio Janeiro, and each and Spanish settlements in our country. traveled due East till he again arrived at his 2. When, by whom, and in what space of starting place. Which one traveled the greater time was the first circumnavigation of the globe number of degrees? Why? Which one the accomplished? When and by whom was the greater number of miles? Why?
Pacific Ocean discovered? What name was at 3. Mention the states, countries, principal first given to it? Who gave it its present name? mountain chains, bodies of water and zones that What is the oldest town in the United States ? the traveler from Hartford must bave crossed.
When and by whom was it founded ? 4. What countries and islands are washed by
3. Conquest of Mexico. the Mediterranean Sea ?
4. Dates, Causes, Events and Results of the 5. Define Equator, Tropic of Cancer, Antarc- French and Indian War. tic Circle, and give the distance in degrees from
5. How were the following individuals conthe Tropic of Capricorn to thc Arctic Circle, al nected with American History? Roger Wil80 from the Antarctic Circle to the North Pole. liams, Abby Hutchinson, Edmund Andros, Wal
6- A ship belonging to the capital city of the ter Raleigh, William Penn, John Wesley, Henry largest country in Europe was at sea in Lat. 20. Hudson, Lafayette, Patrick Henry, Benjamin N., Long. 150. W. (from Greenwich.) She put 'Franklin.