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Hon. Elizur Wright, and George H. Snelling, Esq., and the result of their labors is embodied in the valuable and interesting pamphlet before us. The Commission was extremely well constituted, and was fortunate in the selection of its Chairman, who, now pastor of one of the oldest religious societies in Boston, was himself once a working shipwright. Every word of the report and evidence is worth reading. It concludes wisely, we think, against the enactment of an Eight-Hour Law, and it contains the soundest ideas as to the way in which the condition of workmen may be improved. In regard to the halftime system for the education of factory children, wbich was laid before the Commission much in the way in which it has been laid before our readers, it says:

“ As our common school system is so thoroughly established, and as all our manufacturing villages bave more or less a mixed population, the children of merchants, mechanics, and factory operatives attending the same school, it may be difficult (although the Commission is not unanimous on that point) to adopt the half-time plan in detail; but we may secure a part, at least, of its beneficial results, by demanding the same amount of schooling as now indicated in the statutes, every six months, instead of every twelve months, as now provided ; thus doubling the amount of schooling, and lessening correspondingly the amount of labor.

“ But with the view of encouraging, as fast and as far as practicable, the half-time system, we would have it provided, that, in all cases where this system is adopted and carried out in good faith, the laws in the sections referred to shall not be considered binding."

And among the three distinct recommendations made to the Legislature, the following is the first :

" That a change be made in the statutes concerning the schooling and work of children in manufacturing districts, so as to give them twice the amount of schooling now required, or by adopting in full what is known as the half-time system.'”

We recommend this valuable document to the attention of our readers.

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JAMES Louis PetIGRU. A Biographical Sketch. By Wm. J. Grayson.

" Faithful found :

Among the faithless, faithful only he.” New York: Harper & Bros. 12mo, pp. 178.

An interesting biographical sketch of a venerable South Carolinian who remained true to his country, and to freedom. Judge Petigru was loved and respected at the North, and such was the weight of his personal character at home that traitors dared not assail him, and he closed his life peacefully, amid the din of civil war, a noble example of a faithful and honorable man.

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THE ORIGIN OF THE LATE WAR. By George Lunt. 12mo, pp. 490.

In striking contrast to the above, is this book, by a person whose disgraceful course while editor, during the war, of that infamous sheet the Boston Courier, renders anything he may say utterly unworthy the attention of any loyal man.

A NOBLE LIFE. By the author of John Halifax (Miss Mulock). New York:

Harper & Bros. 12mo, pp. 302. $1.50.

We have read this book by deputy, and are told that it is a touching and beautiful story of a Scotch nobleman, founded, if we are not mistaken, partly upon fact, and is far above the common run of the ephemeral works of the day. WAR OF THE REBELLION ; or SCYLLA AND CHARYBDIS. Consisting of observations

upon the causes, course and consequences of the late Civil War in the United States. By H. S. Foote. New York. Harper & Brothers. 12mo., pp. 440.

We will not call the author “ Hangman Foote ” any more; for we believe he made a handsome apology for the outbreak which earned him that undesirable title. The speculations which form the staple of bis bulky volume, are, as may be supposed, of little value now, and we should not advise our readers to invest money in them, unless they have a great deal to spare. But a small portion of the book is curious, and that is the part in which the author reveals the utter rascality of the individuals who for a time masqueraded before the world under the title of the “ Confederate Government.” We wish he had given us more of this evidence, instead of his worthless politics. AGNES. By Mrs. OLIPHANT. Harpers' Library of Select Novels.

Another novel that is worth reading.

We are obliged by want of room to reserve for another number several notices of other valuable works which we bad prepared for this.

We will take occasion here to correct a blunder which we suppose all our readers have discovered in the title of Mrs. Gaskell's beautiful story in our last number. We need hardly say that it should have been Wives and Daughters.

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TO CORRESPONDENTS.

That we may not be thought to say too much against classical teaching, or rather against its abuse, we shall give in our next a practical article on that subject from a valuable contributor, along with other favors which have been some time on file.

We are very glad at all times to receive criticisms or suggestions not intended for publication from friends and readers of the Teacher. Such communications prove often valuable.

We have received no poetry which we think quite good enough for publication.

Fighting against Wrong, and for the Good, the True, and the Beautiful."

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The above are only a tithe of the many beautiful notices our young soldier has received. Address, ALFRED L. SEWELL, Care of Dunlop, Sewell & Spalding,

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Prof. Alphonso Wood's Object Lessons in Botany.. “Leaves

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These works are the most popular published in this country upon this topic. For the use of Schools, Academies, and Colleges, they are confessedly unrivalled. While equally exhaustive and accurate with other Treatises, their systematic arrangement and peculiar adaptation to the young, renders them pre-eminently successful. As Text-books no others are to be compared with them.

The last Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York sets forth that out of one hundred and forty-two Academies in the State pursuing the study of Botany, eighty-six, or more than three-fifths of the whole number, use Wood as the standard Text-book. Å liké proportion prevails elsewhere. The annual sale of the books is believed to exceed that of all competing works combined. No recommendation in their favor can be more conclusive than this, especially when it is considered that the new Class Book was first issued in 1861, and the “Object Lessons” in 1863.

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EFFECTS ARE TRACED TO THEIR CAUSES. Principles are considered, inferences are drawn and suggested, yet such familiar language and impressive illustrations are employed, that what has been heretofore so dry and obscure to pupils is here made clear and interesting, even to the youngest. Mountain ranges, oceanic currents, rivers, &c., are viewed in connection with their origin, and are shown to be so placed and so organized as to furnish indispensable aid to the earth's inhabitants.

The text of that part devoted to Physical Geography is in narrative form, divided into paragraphs, which are so constructed that the commencement of each appears in prominent type, to suggest the questions. This part may be used, therefore, both as a Text Book and as a Reader.

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