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do so by sustaining their ex parte complaints; they have granted to Mr. Stone for a term of by condemning the rules and discipline of the years. school ; by disparaging the labors of the teach- Mr. Stone was for four or five years the Master er, and by neglecting home education and con- of the Summer Street Grammar School, in this trol.”

city, and we remember the pleasure with which we were accustomed to take our friends to his

school, as to one of the best appearirg schools We copy the following from the Illinois |

we had ever seen. Teacher, for April, one of the very best of our educational exchanges, and growing better eve

For the past year he has been the Principal of ry month. We insert it to call the attention of

a Select School of a high order, and for the last our exchanges to the Old Schoolmaster's Sto

six months has had associated with him Mr. ry,originally published in the first volume of Samuel

me of Samuel Richards, under whose management he

. THE SCHOOLMASTER, which, as our brother ed- leaves the school. itor remarks, is “ lying around loose, like the Mr. Bonney is a graduate of Brown Universidrunken man's milk.” We have seen it in near-ty, a Christian gentleman of high character and ly a dozen of our exchanges within the last three talent, an accomplished scholar and a successful or four months, and generally credited to Hon. teacher. Associated with him Mr. Stone can ROBERT ALLYN, our recent School Commission-hardly fail of being successful. er, and late editor of The SCHOOLMASTER. The His first term in Foxboro' will commence May author of the story is Dana P. COLBURN, Esq., 12. We bespeak for the Foxboro' English and Principal of the Rhode Island State Normal Classical School, the liberal patronage of the School, and one of our special contributors. public.

“Credits. We see that Bro. Mowry, of the R. I. Schoolmaster, 'shakes a stick at' those who

The Mathematical Journal. borrow (or steal) from his pages without crediting the Schoolmaster. We are reminded of some We have received the Introduction to a new wise man's advice about how to find the best monthly magazine to be issued at Cambridge, fruit in the orchard-look for the tree that has Mass., under the above-named title. It is to be the most sticks and stones under it.' We have devoted to the advancement of the science and the a suspicion that the Old Schoolmaster's Story' elevation of the standard, of Mathematical learnin our March number was stolen from Bro. Mow-ling. RY, but we found it.lying around loose,' like! It is designed to he

| It is designed to have a "scope sufficiently the drunken man's milk. Its author is one of

comprehensive and elastic to embrace all grades the special contributors to the Schoolmaster.”

of talent and attainment, and, therefore, corres

I ponding elements of interest.” It has received JAMES L. STONE.-We regret to learn that this the hearty commendation, by written letters in gentleman, well known as one of our most answer to a "Circular Note, o

answer to a “Circular Note," of hundreds of the active teachers, is about to leave our state.

first educational men in the country, many of We understand that he has associated with whom “ pledge it their constant and active cohimself, Mr. Nathaniel G. Bonney, late Princis operation." The Introductory Note is beautifulpal of the Public High School, Edgartown, Mass. I ly printed on fine, heavy paper, large octavo. and is to open an English and Classical School We append the prospectus, giving terms, and in Foxboro', Mass.

hope the work will receive the cordial support of The town of Foxboro' have recently erected a the friends of mathematical science : large and commodious High School building, at “Each number of the Mathematical Monthly an expense of $15,000, the free use of which will contain at least twenty-four pages, in the

same type, page and paper as the “Introducto- in sight. I halloed at the top of my voice, some ry Note.”

half a dozen times, but no one answered. TERMS.

Seeing an advertisement on the door, I read as A single copy,

$3.00 per annum.

follows : Two copies to one address, 5.00

Noatis Ef enny body cums hear arter licker Five copies, " " 11.00 " or tu git sot Akross the River They ken ges blo Ten copies, " " 20.00 " this ar Horne and Ef I dont cum when mi wife Payable on the receipt of the Arst number. betsey up tu the Hous heres the horne a bloin

The subscriber will undertake the publication shele cum doun and sel um the licker or set um when the subscription will cover the cost of man- akros the river ime guine a Fishn no credit when ufacture.

ime away from Hom Jon Wilson them that cant

JOHN BARTLETT.” rede wil hav tu go the hous arter betsey Taint Cambridge, April 21, 1858.”

but A haf a mild Thar.'

In obedience to the ‘noatis,' I took the blow

ing horn, which stuck in a crack of the wall, “Noatis.”

close by the door, and gave it a “tooť or two,

which reverberated far around through the cane PEOPLE will crack jokes, and the jokes are.

and swamp, and in a few moments was answered usually at the expense of somebody. There are

by a voice scarcely less loud and reverberating various classes of persons who constantly come

than that of the horn. It seemed to be about in for a share. Old maids, ministers' sons, and

half a mile up the river. deacons' daughters, and the universal yankee

In about fifteen minutes, a stalwart female nation generally. It may be that these several

made her appearance, and asked if I wanted classes deserve, to some extent, the abuse that is

'licker.' heaped upon them. But that the schoolmaster

•No, madam, I want to cross the river, if you should be the subjeet of ridicule from all classes,

please.” and everywhere, is beyond endurance. We are

Don't ye want some licker fust?' THE SCHOOLMASTER, and when the schoolmaster

“No, madam-don't drink-never touch liquor.' is attacked, how can we help smarting under

"Never tetch licker! Then you must be a the blow? So, beware how you trifle with the

preacher.' country pedagogue.

"No, I'm only a Son of Temperance; I wish [We do not wish to be understood as saying

to get across the river; do you row the boat, that the statements made about these individuals

ma'am ?' are not true, nor that they are true; we leave

Oh, yes! I can take you over. Fetch up yer others to judge, but we would like to have you,

uave you hoss.' read the following and say whether you do not

I obeyed; asking, as I led the horse into the think it slanders somebody:]


* Did your husband write that advertisement “In a recent tour through one of the wildest on the door!" and most sparsely settled regions of Arkansas. No sir-ee! Schoolmaster Jones writ that. I arrived at a ferry on Cache river.

John haint got no larnin.' A little log-house grocery stood on the near! And the good woman rowed the boat safely bank, about fifteen feet from where the flat-boat across the ugly stream ; and handing her the lay, tied to a snag at the edge of the water. Sev-ferriage fee, I bade her good morning. eral bear skins, deer skins and coon skins were nailed up to dry against the side of the grocery, We are indebted to W. C. Damrell, M. C., for but no ferryman, barkeeper or other person was 'congressional speeches.

OFFICIAL DEPARTMENT. of July, annually, transmit to the Commissioner

of Public Schools a certificate of the amount School Laws..

which the town has voted to raise by tax for the

support of public schools for the year; and also OFFICE OF THE Com. OF PUB. SCHOOLS. I

April 21, 1858.

· } a statement of the amount paid out to the order

} One of the most important obstacles to the

| of the school committee, and from what sources progress of our public schools, is that which it was derived, for the year ending with the thirarises from the neglect of the school laws. If all

laws. If all tieth of April next preceding." were united and anxious to have good schools,

TO DISTRICTS. - CHAPTER SIXTY-ONE. any informality in the proceedings of towns and

“Sec. 9. If any school district shall neglect districts would produce but little harm. Unhap

| to organize, or if organized shall for any space pily, however, people are not so united, and

of six months, neglect to establish a school and many have little interest, or think they have lit

employ a teacher, the school committee of the tle interest in sustaining schools. Hence, every

town may themselves, or by an agent, establish informality, however small, becomes a source of

a school in the district school-house or elsewhere, difficulty. Those who do not like to pay taxes in their

in their discretion, and employ a teacher.” for education will evade them if these taxes are not strictly legal; and those who have a griev

CHAPTER SIXTY-TWO. ance of any sort, will be sure to find out every! “Sec. 5. Notice of the time and place of evloop-hole of illegality, through which to escape ery annual meeting, and of the time, place and from the performance of what is disagreeable to object of every special meeting, shall be given them. The friends of education, school com- for five days inclusive before holding the same." mittees, trustees and others, should make them TO TRUSTEES. — CHAPTER SIXTY-FIVE. selves familiar with the school laws as they are

“SEC. 2. They shall provide schools-rooms found in the revised statutes of 1857. Some of

and fuel, and shall visit the schools twice at least these informalities may be avoided by attending la.

during each term, and notify the committee or to the following extracts from the revised code :

superintendent of the time of opening and closTO TOWNS. — CHAPTER FIFTY-NINE. ling the school.” "Sec. 4. No town shall receive any part of “Sec. 5. They shall make returns to the the state appropriation, unless it shall raise by school committee in manner and form prescribtax for the support of public schools, a sum equaled by them or by the Commissioner, or as may to one half of its proportion of the sum of thir- be required by law, and perform all other lawful ty-five thousand dollars apportioned to such town acts required of them by the district, or necesfrom the state treasury; and shall appropriate sary to carry into full effect the powers and duthe sum so raised as required by the provisions ties of districts.” of this title.

TO SCHOOL COMMITTEES. — CHAPTER SIXTY-SIX. “ Sec. 5. If any town shall refuse to raise or

“Sec. 7. The committee shall examine by appropriate the sum required in the section next

themselves or by some one or more persons by preceding on or before the first of July in any

them appointed, all applicants for the situation year, its proportion of the public money shall be

of teachers in the public schools of the town, and forfeited, and the general treasurer on being of

shall after five days' notice in writing annul the ficially informed thereof by the Commissioner

certificate of such as prove unqualified or will shall invest the amount in stocks, to be added to

not conform to the regulations of the committee, the permanent school fund."

and in such case shall give immediate notice TO TOWN TREASURERS. - CHAPTER SIXTY.

thereof to the trustee of the district in which “Sec. 8. He shall, on or before the first day 'such teacher is employed.

“Sec. 8. They shall visit by one or more of 6. A farmer sells hay at $16 a ton, which is their number every public school in the town, at 4-3 of the cost; what is the cost, and how much least twice during each term, once within two does he gain per cent? weeks of its close, at which visits they shall ex- 7. A person being asked the time of day, said amine the register and other matters touching that the time past noon was equal to 4-5 of the the school-house, library, studies, books, disci- time to midnight; what was the time ? pline, modes of teaching and improvement of 8. A man bought a horse and chaise and har. the schools.”

ness for $360. He paid 2-3 as much for the “ Sec. 22. The committee shall prepare, and horse as for the chaise, and 1-2 as much for the submit annually, a report to the Commissioner, harness as for the horse ; how much did he pay on or before the first day of July, in manner and for each? form by him prescribed ; also a written or print- 9. A boy being asked his age, answered that ed report to the town at the annual town meet- if 4-5 of his age and 3 years were added to his ing, when the school committee is chosen, set- age, the sum would be 30 years; what was his ting forth their doings, the state and condition age ? of the schools, and plans for their improvement, 10. James said his purse and money were which report, unless printed shall be read in op-worth 27 dollars, but his purse was worth 1-8 of en town meeting, and they shall transmit a copy his money; how much money had he in his purse: thereof to the Commissioner, on or before the first day of July in each year.”


1 1. What is the least common multiple of 8, Com. of Pub. Schools. 16, 24, 32, 48 ?

2. If 4 1-3 yards of silk are worth 30 1-5 yards SCHOOL EXERCISES.

of cotton, how many yards of silk would 40 1-2

yards of cotton be worth ? Questions for Examination.

3. A grocer buys butter at 18 3-4 cents a lb.,

and sells the same at 23 3-4 cents a lb. ; what per The following were the questions for the cent, profit does he make? examination of candidates for admission to the 4. What is the interest of $376.40, for 7 Providence High School, at the examination for months and 3 days? that purpose, held April 13th and 14th :

5. A merchant buys goods for $475.60, and QUESTIONS IN MENTAL ARITHMETIC.

c. after keeping them on hand 7 months, sells the

same for $560.80; what per cent. profit does he 1. If a bushel of corn cost 5-6 of a dollar,

make how many bushels can be bought for 11 2-3 dol

6. For what sum must a note be written in lars?

order to receive from a bank $540, for 60 days? 2. How many pounds of sugar, at 6 1-4 cents a pound, can be bought for $20 ?

7. What sum must be insured on $5000, tu in3. A farmer sold 3-5 of a flock of sheep to

clude the premium of 2 1-8 per cent., and a comone man, and 3-4 of the remainder to another,

mission of 1-4 per cent. on the property insured? when he found he had 10 sheep left ; how many

8. A man bought a watch for $75 and sold it sheep were there in the flock at first, and how

for 20 per cent. more than it cost, which was 15 many did he sell at each time ?

per cent. less than he asked for it; what did he 4. What is the number, to which if we add its | ask? fourth and its fifth, the sum will be 58 ?

9. Divide $1476 between A, B and C, in such 5. What is the number, to which if we add a manner that as often as A receives 1-2 of a itself, its half, its third, its fifth, its sixth, one dollar B receives 3-4 of a dollar and C 4-5 of a fourth of the sum will be 48 ?


10. One side of a right-angle triangle is 15 6. What were the proximate causes of the feet, which is one fourth of the sum of the three Revolution ? sides; what is the length of the longest side ? 6. Describe the Battle of Bunker Hill.

7. Name the principal events of the War durQUESTIONS IN ENGLISH GRAMMAR. ing the year 1776. 1. Write the plural form of tyro, cargo, hero, 8. Describe the treachery of Arnold. alkali, beef and sheaf.

9. Give an account of the surrender of Bur2. Define an abstract noun.

goyne. 3. Give the principal parts of the verbs sit, 10. Describe the siege of Yorktown and the clothe, drink, and eat.

surrender of Cornwallis. 4. Compare evil, much, and former. 5. Parse liberty in the following sentence:

For the Schoolmaster. “ He was allowed great liberty.”

Answer to “Geometrical Problem” in the 6. Parse dollars and yard in the following

March Number. sentence :-"Cloth is worth five dollars a yard.”

7. Parse what in the following sentence:- “ WIThin a given circle draw eight smaller " James was told what he ought to do.”

circles, which shall not Intersect or be included 8. Parse who in the following sentence :

within each other, in such a manner that the un* Tell me who he is."

occupied space shall be equivalent exactly to one 9. Parse father's and judge in the following sixth the original circle." sentence: - "I knew of his father's being a The proper solution is represented in the foljudge.”

lowing figure: 10. Correct and analyze the following sentence:-"I intended to have written to him yesterday.”





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Apocryphal, Epaulet, (or etter)
Glycerine, (Web.rin,). Diarrhætic, (Web.rhet,)

First, draw the circles B and B', with radii

each equal to one half radius A. Then, as the QUESTIONS IN HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.

areas of circles are to each other as the squares 1. What were the principal causes of the

of the radii, it follows that they together are French and Indian War ?

equivalent to one half circle A. 2. Give an account of the expedition of Next draw the circles C and C', with radii each Washington against Fort Du Quesne.

equal to one third radius A. That these circles 3. Relate the circumstances of Gen. Bradlo

are tangent to the circumferences of circles A, dock's defeat.

B, and B' (and therefore do not intersect) may 4. Give an account of the seige and capture be thus proved : of Quebec.

Let us suppose that circle C, with a radius

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