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BECKWITH & PARHA M. Booksellers, Stationers, Printers, Publishers, Book, Binders, Blank-Book and

Paper-Box Manufacturers, and DEALERS IN PIANOS AND MUSIC.

1107 Main Street, Richmond. The Best

and Most Cheapest !

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THE ONLY PERFECT BLI KBOARD SURFACE. TRIED! TESTED!

PROVED! MAKE YOUR OWN BLACKBOARDS. The material is sent in kegs of 25, 50, 100 and 200 lba, each. Can be applied to any surface brown mortar, finished walls or old blackboards. 1! is better and but one-fifth the price of Stone Slate. Has no seams, costs little to ship, no breakage. Endorsed by all Superintendents and Teachers wherever used. Send for full descriptive Circulars and Testimonials. A. H. ANDREWS & CO., Manuf'rs of School Furniture & Supplies,

19 Bond Street, New York. ) 1815 Arch Street, Philadelphia. 27 Franklin St., Boston. i 1 195 Wabash Avenue, Chicago.

IT STANDS AT THE HEAD.

THE LIGHT-RUNNING DOMESTIC!

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This cut shows the New Style of

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is now introducing. Arti-tically Beautiful. Without a Peer. In its Mechanical Construction it has

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Agents wanted. Address Domestic Sewing Machine Co., Richmond, Va.

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TEACHERS' AGENCY!

& CO.

We will recommend at once any teacher applying to us. State years of experience, age, references, grade of work, and salary wanted, and inclose $2.00 registration fee.

TEACHERS' CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION. Send for Circulars.

170 State Street, Chicago, Ill. PHOTOGRAPHIC OUTFITS SOUTHERN

MICROSCOPES,
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MAGIC LANTERNS,

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of competent teachers to fill all kinds of THERMOMETERS. positions. Rents and sells School and Col.

lege Property. Inclose stamp for circular, Drawing Instruments, Philosophical and Chemical Apparatus.

and address List and Descriptions of our Ten Catalogues sont FREE on application.

SOUTHERN TEACHERS' AGENCY.

or L. C. DICKEY, A. M., Manager, 924 Chestnut St. Philadelphia

P. O. Box 410, Birmingham, Ala RICHMOND COLLEGE,

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. EDMUND HARRISON, A. M., Latin. H. H. HARRIS, M. A., LL.D., Greek. A. B. BROWN, D, D., LL.D., English. E. B. SMITH, M. A., Mathematics. C, H. WINSTON, M. A., LL.D., Physics, B. PURYEAR, A. M., LL.D., Chemistry. W. D. THOMAS, M. A., D. D., Philosophy. Professors SMITH and HASSELEFF, Modern Languages.

Next session SEPTEMBER 24, 1885, to JUNE 24, 1886. Prompt entrance at the opening very desirable.

Eight independent schools, giving opportunity for wise selection of studies and proper classification, able and experienced instructors, well equipped lecture-rooms, library and museum, offer rare facilities for liberal education.

An elevated, healthful location, spacious grounds, magnificent buildings, unsurpassed social and religious surroundings, make it a pleasant residence.

A good endowment is used to cheapen the cost-necessary expenses for a resident student, nine months, $204; for non-resident, $87.50. Special donations and scholarships are available for a limited number of students for the ministry and sons of ministers. Applications for these must be received by August 15th.

For catalogue, with cut of main building, full statement as to courses of instruction, fees, &c., and a historical sketch, address

H. H. HARRIS, Chairman of Faculty.

Valuable Works of Reference and Text-Books.

Lippincotts's Gazetteer of the World. A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer or Geographical Dictionary of the World.

Containing notices of over 125,000 places, with recent and authentic informaticn respecting the Countries, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Cities, Towns, &c., in every portion of the globe.

NEW EDITION WITH SUPPLEMENTARY TABLES, showing the population, &c., of the principal cities and towns of the world, based upon the most recent census returns. One volume. Imperial octavo. Embracing 2,680 pages. Library Sheep. $12.00.

Supplement will be Sold Separately. Bound in Sheep, $2.50.

Worcester's School Dictionaries. THE STANDARD ON SPELLING, PRONUNCIATION, AND

DEFINITION. These Dictionaries contain more words than any other of similar grade. The only Dictionary used by the pupils in the Boston public schools. Adopted and used in New York city, Philadelphia, Boston, Cambridge, Worcester, Lowell, Salem, and hundreds of cities and towns throughout the United States and Canada. Late adoptions for North Carolina and West Virginia.

Lippincott's New Science Series

FOR HIGH SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES.

The Latest and Best Text-Books on

Astronomy, Chemistry, Physiology, and Natural Philosophy.

Recommended and endorsed by the best educators and authorities. The series consists of Sharpless & Philips' Natural Philosophy, Sharpless & Philips' Astronomy, Cutter's Comprehensive Physiology, Greene's Chemistry. These are new books, not revisions.

LIPPINCOTTS POPULAR SERIES OF READERS.

“Cultivate a taste for reading as a source of knowledge." Evidence that the Books Meet the Wants of Progressive Educators. Adopted for use in city of New York, city of Philadelphia, city of Cambridge, Mass., city of Salem, Mass., city of Newburyport, Mass., city of Rockland, Me., city of Keene, N. H., city of Meadville, Pa., and hundreds of towns throughout the country.

To Teachers or School Officials contemplating a change in any of your TextBooks, we will take pleasure in submitting copies for examination and corresponding with you in regard to their introduction.

da Descriptive Catalogues containing full lists of educational publications sent to any address on application. Address

J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY, Publishers,

715 and 717 Market Street, Philadelphia.

Revised Readers and Speller

“Many series of Readers have appeared since the first publication of McGuffey's, but McGuffey's still more than hold their own in the affection and patronage of the public. The grading of McGuffey's Readers has never been surpassed, nor has the interesting character of the matter. In singleness of purpose, in the adaptation of means to ends, in catching and holding the attention of children, in filling the bill of reading made easy,' McGuffey's Readers stand unrivalled and alone."

Superior Features of McGuffey's Revised Series.

1. Adaptation to the modern methods of teaching.
2. Consistent use of the most familiar system of Diacritical Marks.
3. Introduction of carefully engraved Script Lessons.
4. Unequalled gradation of the Series and of each book of the Series.
5. Greater variety of the best Reading Matter than is found in any other Series.

More than two hundred of the best writers represented.
6. Nearly three hundred Illustrations by the best artists.
7. Typography, Printing and Binding of unrivalled excellence.

Extensive Use. McGuffey's Readers have at various times been officially adopted or recommended for use by State Superintendents and Boards of Education in nearly one-half the States in the Union, and are now in general use; in several States they are practically in exclusive use in all the schools.

McGUFFEY'S REVISED READERS are now officially adopted or authorized for use in the public schools of VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, KENTUCKY,

ARKANSAS, SOUTH CAROLINA, LOUISIANA.
Also adopted, and now used in the public schools of
City of New York,
City of Cincinnatti,

City of San Francisco,
City of Saint Louis,

St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Hoboken, N.J. . Portland, Me.

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Paterson, N. J.
Topeka, Kan.

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St. Joseph, Mo.
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Charlotte, N. C.

Beaver Dam, Wis. AND THREE THOUSAND OTHER CITIES AND TOWNS. Adopted for more than One Thousand counties and Ten Thousand Townships and Special Districts.

City of Brooklyn,

Ray's New Arithmetics and Algeb

Eclectic United States History. Eclectic School Geometry.

Eclectic Primary History.
White's New Arithmetics.

Thalheimer's Historical Series.
Harvey's Revised Grammars.

Eclectic System of Drawing,
Kidd's New Elocution.

Forbriger's Drawing Tablets.
Murdoch's Analytic Elocution.

Eclectic Complete Book-keeping.
New Eclectic Geographies,

Eclectic Physiology and Higiene.
New Eclectic Penmanship.

Etc., Etc. Complete Descriptive Catalogue and Price List of the Eclectic Educational Series sent on application. Van Antwerp, Bragg & Co., Publishers, Cincinnati & N.Y.

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"THE EDUCATIONAL GEMS OF THE DECADE."

Now ready, and by far the most beautiful and practical set of School Readers ever placed upon the educational market.

In point of subject matter, gra lation, type, illustrations, paper, binding, and in every other essential feature which goes to make up THE VERY BEST, these books represent emphatically the PERFECTION in school book literature.

Teachers and School Omcers contemplating a change of readers, are respectfully invited to examine these superb Looks before deciding. Specimen pages will be sent, postpaid, gratis, to all Teachers or School Officers desiring to examine with a view to introduction. Nos. 1, 2, and 3 postpaid, 50 cents, or the set of five books for $1.50, to teachers for examination only.

BARNES' NEW ARITHMETICS.

Two-Book COURSE, Present a minimum of theory with a maximum of practice; adopt the shortest and best methods; language clear and exact.

MONTEITH'S NEW GEOGRAPHIES.

Complete Two Book Series, with latest data, beautiful maps, new standard time, and all other “ modern improvements." Also just out, Monteith's "New Physical Geography," $1.00, and Monteith's ** Boys and Girls' Atlas," 50 cts.

SILLS' LESSONS IN ENGLISH.
Practical, systematic and Complete. Useless verbiage eliminated. Sample copy, 60 cents.

BARNES' BRIEF U.S. HISTORY.

One of the most remarkable text-books ever issued. It is the standard in Chicago, St. Louis. Louisville, Milwaukee, Detroit, and more than a thousand other leadiag western eities and towns. Sample copy, $1.00.

BARNES' BRIEF GENERAL HISTORY.

A Brief History of Aucient, Mediaval and Modern Peoples in one volume. The most fascinating and complete General History published. Sample copy, $1.60.

STEELE'S 14 WEEKS IN EACH SCIENCE,

Embracing Philosophy, Physiology, Chemistry, Zoology, Geology, Astronomy aud Botany, presents the cream of the respective studies; and the treatment of the subjects is not only practical, but fresh and interesting. 7 vols. Sample copy, $1.00 each

STEELE'S HYGIENIC PHYSIOLOGY.

With Special Reference to the Use and Effects of Alcoholic Drinks and Narcotics. Edited and endorsed by the W. C, T. U., of the United States. Sample copy, $1.00. The same abridged, 50 cents.

Mrs. Ilunt's Hygiene for Young People, 50 cents.

* WORMAN'S MODERN LANGUAGE SERIES.

Follows the “ Natural Method," and includes German, French and Spanish. The 1st and 24 German Books, 1st and 24 French Books, and ist Spanish Books give the best introduction to these languages that can be had.

THE NATIONAL SERIES

Comprises more than three hundred publications, presenting text-books adapted to every grade of common school and college classes, all of which will be found fully described in our New Descriptive Catalogue, mailed free on application. Correspondence cordially invited. Sample pages free. Address

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