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illustrated English “ Letter from Old Rome,” running as a serial in Latine, which has also had two Latin Letters from Rome by W. L. Cowles, of Amherst College.

-LATINE is giving Latinists the first Antibarbaruswhich we have seen in English. The current number also contains a skillfully arranged “Curriculum in Latin Style," which must be very valuable to teachers of Latin. D. Appleton & Co.

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Colloquial Exercises and Select German

Reader ............................... Wm. Deutsch. ......... Ginn, Heath & Co........ $1.00 The Water Babies....................... Rev. Charles Kingsley.. " The Heroes: or Greek Fairy Ta les...

.40 Tales from Shakespeare.................. Charles and Mary Lamb.

.43 Primer and First Reader....... .... E. A. Turper...........

.24 Methods of Teaching History............ Prof. G. Stanley Hall... "

1.50 Emile: or Conceruing Education........ Jean Jacques Rousseau..

.80 Handbook of Latin Writing............. H. Preble & C. K. Parker

.55 Book of Cats and Dogs.................. James Johonnot........ D. Appleton & Co....... Chart Primer........................... Rebecca D. Rickoff...... Principles of General Grammar.......... J. Roemer, LL.D....... Elements of English Speech............. Isaac B. Choate......... Elements of Geometry..................

.. Eli B. Tappan, LL.D... The New Physics........................ John Trowbridge ...... French Conversation.................... J. D. Gaillard..........

G. P. Quackenbos, LL.D. Maryland..............

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Lewis ............... A. Lovell & Co........... English History in Rhyme............... M. R. Gardner.......... The Stafford Printing Co. .60 Humorous and Dramatic Recitations, Nos.

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The Magazines.

LIPPINOOTT'S MAGAZINE for April, now ready, contains : On this side, a story, part IV, by P.O. Baylor; Glimpses of Peking, by C. F. Gordon Cumming: Rosa Herkheim, & story, by W. W. Crane; Psychic Research, by Charles Morris; Studies in a Lake Port, by Charles Burr Todd; La Povertà, & story, by S. M. Ely; The Confederate Flag, by Frank G. Carpenter; By Parna's Grave, a story, by Charles Dunning; The New Orleans Exposition, second paper, by Edward Bruce. Mary Agnes Tincker's charming story, Aurora, is continued. A number of Short Stories, Poems, and Articles of Interest upon Current Topics also appear.

THE ATLANTIO MONTHLY for April. Contents: The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains, VIVIII-Charles Egbert Craddock: Political Economy and the Civil War-J. Lawrence Laughlin; Fiammetta-Helen Gray Cone: A Marsh Island, XI-XIV-Sarah Orne Jewett; An Unclassified Philosopher-Frederick D. Storey ; Cressid-Nora Perry; Madame Mohl, her Salon and her Friendsfourth paper-Kathleen O'Meara; A Ruffian in Feathers-Olive Thorne Miller; George Frederick Handle. 1685-1885–J. 8. Dwight; A Country Gentlemau, XI-XIII-M. 0. W. Olipbant; The Strange Guest-Edith M. Thomas: The New Portfolio, IV-VI, with Poem: The Old SongOliver Wendell Holmes; Easter Lilies-John B. Tabb; Fate Dominant-Frank R. Stockton; Time in Shakespeare's Plays-Henry A. Clapp; Professional Poetry; Goese's Edition of Gray's Works; The Contributors' Club; Books of the Month.

CONTENTS OF ST. NICHOLAS for April.-Frontispiece: "The Gilded Boy;" The Gilded Boy, illustrated: Easter Lilies, picture: The Conscientious Cat, six illustrations; A Prize for Every One, jingle, illustrated : Back Again, poem-Celia Thaxter, illustrated : His One Fault, ch. XIII, XIV, XV-J. T. Trowbridge: Who's Afraid in the Dark ? verses, illustrated; Little Sailor Jack in England, illustrated; Driven Back to Eden, chapter III-E. P, Roe, five illustrations; Historic Girls, II. Zenobia of Palmyra-E. S. Brooks, three illustrations ; Five Little Maids, jingle; The Boys' Club-Charles Barnard, six illustrations ; A Fool's Wisdom, verses, four illustrations ; "I Have a Little Laddie," jingle; Easter Morning, two full-page pictures; Ready for Business, IÍ. A Practical Chemist; "Love is Blind," verses; * Uncle Ben," poem; Among the Law-makers, ch. X, XI; The Robin and the Chicken, verses; “The Grand Pacific,” verses; From Bach to Wagner, I. Bach: The Children of the Cold, II, seven illustrations; Jack-in-the-Pulpit, illustrated; For Very Little Folk-My Little House, four illustrations ; The Prize Stories for Girls-Report of the Committee; Editorial Notes; The Letter-box; The Agassiz Association; The Riddle-box, illustrated ; Cartoons for Children.

POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY.--Contents for April: The Character and Discipline of Political Economy: The Nervous System and Consciousness, illustrated; Cholera, III-Propagation; A Chapter in Fire Insurance ; Cumberland Sound and its Eskimos; Religious Value of the Unknowable; Liquor Legislation: Aristotle as a Zoologist; Apiculture; Structure and Division of the Organic Cell; The Chemistry of Cookery; Internal Arrangement of Town Houses; Sketch of Professor John Trowbridge, with portrait. Correspondence: Causes of the Ohio Floods; Do Animals foretell the Weather Medical Expert Testimony. Editor's Table: Progress at Harvard: The Scylla and Charybdis of Administration. Literary Notices; Popular Miscellany: Notes.

THE APRIL CENTURY.-In the April number of The Century Admiral David D. Porter contri. butes to the War Series a striking paper on “The Opening of the Lower Mississippi." While Admiral Farragut led the men-of-war past the New Orleans forts, Porter paved the way for and supported the attack with the Mortar Fleet. At the beginning of his paper Admiral Porter speaks of the New Orleans Campaign as “the most important event of the War of the Rebellion, with the exception of the fall of Richmond” He writes from a knowledge of the secret history of the campaign, and has made graphic descriptions of the many stirring incidents which befel the fleet in its memorable battle with Forts Jackson and St. Phillip. Accompanying the article are portraits of Admiral Farragut, Admiral Porter, Captain Theodorus Bailey, General Butler, who was in command of the land forces, General Lovell, the Confederate commander, and other leading participants in the conflict. Beeides the portraits there are more than twenty-five maps, plans, and pictures of incidents, most of the latter being after designs by Admiral Porter. George W. Cable, in a brief article, gives a spirited description, from personal observation, of "New Orleans before the Capture."

THE NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW for April. Contents: A Study of Prison Management, Charles Dudley Warner; The Law's Delay, Chief Justice T. F. Hargis ; Free Thought in America, Ro. Buchanan; Characteristics of Persian Poetry, A. R. Spofford; The Agricultural Crisis in England, Wm. E. Bear: How to Reform English Spelling, Prof T. W. Hunt; The Army of the Discontented, T. V. Powderly ; Comments.

OUR LITTLE ONES and THE NURSERY for April has been received. In matter and illustrations it is fully up to its usual high standard.

OFFICIAL DEPARTMENT.

R. R. FARR, Superintendent Public Instruction, Editor.

[The Journal is sent to every County Superintendent and District Clerk, and must be carefully preserved by them as public property and transmitted to their successors in office.]

Summer Institutes.

The great interest taken in these Institutes is manifested by the lively competition that has been going on over the locations of same, applications having been filed by Staunton, Fredericksburg, Salem, Marion, Edenburg, Front Royal, and Woodstock.

After a careful examination of all the papers filed from each point, and with due regard for the geographical location of these Institutes, we have decided to hold them for the white teachers at Staunton, Marion and Fredericksburg, and for the colored teachers at Danville, in addition to the Summer session of the Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute at Petersburg.

These Institutes will all open between the middle and latter part of July. We are not able to give any definite information at this time as to who will conduct them, or the actual date of the opening of each, but this, with rates of transportation and board, will be given in due time.

We publish the vague propositions of the respective Superintendents, of the points selected, for the information of teachers and school officers, and desire to state, that unless definite and formal propositions be submitted before the official publishing of the details of the Institute by the Superintendents interested, we reserve the right to change the location of any Institute in the jurisdiction of the delinquent Superintendents.

We again urge upon teachers the importance of attending one of these Institutes; they can make their arrangements with a full assurance that they will be held, and can write to the Superintendents for information. We hope that the Superintendents and citizens will make better terms than those given in the following propositions:

Superintendent W. A. Bowles, of Staunton, says: “The School Board of this city and the citizens generally are anxious for one of the Peabody Normals to be held here this Summer. We have eighteen lecture-rooms, with a large amount of blackboard surface, and in every way well adapted to the purposes of class-rooms. We have secured the basement of a church with a seating capacity for three or four hundred persons, and on 'extra occasions' we can procure, at small cost, the City Opera-House, which has recently been made one of the finest in the State. Accommodations for the teachers have been offered by the citizens as follows:

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We can very safely promise to accommodate any number under 500, and the price in no case shall exceed $15 per month.

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Albemarle promises about......
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The use of the buildings will not cost anything. Augusta Co., will contribute $100, and Staunton city $25, towards the defraying of necessary expenses. Our local papers will take an active part in advertising. We have appointed a local committee, consisting of the following: W. A. Bowles, Chairman, J. L. Hutchins, J. M. Steffey, Secretary, M. L. Mickleborough, J. J. Lincoln, H. Shaffey Roller, J. B. Woodward.

Superintendent General Daniel Ruggles, of Fredericksburg, not being present at the Conference, Superintendent J. M. Holladay, of Spottsylvania county, undertook the task of ascertaining what arrange. ments the citizens of Fredericksburg would make, and writes as follows:

“The general rate of board will be about $12.50 per month. The hall offered free ('the new Opera House'), is one of the nicest and most convenient I know of anywhere; it will seat comfortably from five to seven hundred persons, has committee rooms, and the ventilation and lighting arrangements are first rate. The Committee promise, if Normal be located here, to render every assistance towards making it a success, and also to make the stay of the visitors a pleasant one."

Superintendent A. G. Pendleton, of Marion, writes: “The Town Council voted $50 to defray expenses of the Institute. Board can be had at $10 per month, except at the Female College; this institution will take at $11. These are the highest figures asked. Of course rooms will be filled at these prices. I have a hall that will seat 700 comfortably. Everybody here seems anxious for the Institute to come here, and all are in sympathy with public schools.”'

None of the above propositions are in the shape required, and we have requested each to submit them in proper form.

The following proposition from Danville, for the Institute for colored teachers, is the only one yet received that comes up to the requirements:

DANVILLE, VA., -, 1885. Hon. R. R. FARR,

Richmond, Va.: Dear Sir,-We, the undersigned citizens of Danville, having seen a public expression of the people in the churches in favor of the State Normal Institute for colored public school teachers being held here next Summer, are prepared to say, that the people will take care of three hundred or more teachers at a cost of two dollars to two dollars and a half per week, each, for board and lodging. We ask that the Institute come to Danville, because we think such a session of teachers here will be of much benefit to the town and surrounding community. There are many teachers in the counties of Patrick, Franklin, Henry, Pittsylvania, and Halifax, whose salaries are small, and sessions short, who cannot afford to attend the Institute when held far away. We have a room sufficient for an assembly room for lectures, &c., and rooms for a division of the teachers into any number of classes that may be desired.

The names suggested for the local committee are as follows:
Rev. H. H. Mitchell, Rev. J. J. Worlds, Rev. M. G. Hoskins,

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