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ponding Secretary ; Edgar Nash, Shelburn, Recording Secretary; W. I. Byington, Treasurer; and a Vice Presi: dent for each town.
The question "How inay promptness in attendance at the opening of morning and afternoon sessions of schools be secured,” was brielly discussed.
Prof. N. G. Clark, of Burlington, delivered an excel. lent address. Subject — The Moral Position and Influ. ence of the Teacher."
The number of actual teachers present was ascertained to be cighty, and of those who had ever been engaged in that occupation, one hundred and twenty-five.
The thanks of the Association were voted to the people of Richmond for their kind hospitalit ts, and to the beveral gentlemen who had delivered addresses or essaye at this meeting
EDGAR NASII, Recording Secretary. "
A COMMITTEE MAN IN SCHOOL. We have the following good one from an authentic source:
A subcommittee of a School Board, not a thousand miles from the city of Lynn, were examining a class in a primary school. One of the committre undertook to sharpen up their wits by propounding the following ques tion:
"If I had a mince pie, and s'ould give two-twelfths to John, two-twelfths to sailc, two-twelfths to larry, and should keep half of the pie for myself, what would there be left?"
There wis a profound study among the scholars, but finally one liad lield up his hand as a signal that he was really to answer.
“ Well, sir, what would there be left? Speak up loud, so that all can hear,” said the committee man.
“ The plate," shouted the liopetul fellow,
The committee man turned red in the face, while the other members roared alond. That boy was excised from answering any more questions.- Boston Journal.
THE RESERVOIRS OF WATER. They are chiefly within the earth; but there are many on he surface of the earth, of great capacity and importance. · håve been more distinctly conscious of this, than ever
efore, since climbing one of our high mountains list sumaer. One of the wonders of the mountain was that we ound the stream we followed to be quite large when we vere quite near the top, which suggested the question - Whence the water that flows from it ?'' It was a wood
d mountain, as most of ours are. The timber was spruce, vine and fir. The soil was light, chiefly the result of the rearly falling leaves and of decayed trunks of these trees,
od was everywhere covered with a thick bed of decay. ing leaves in addition to which large spaces were covered with moss. This light soil and its coverings of leaves and moss were moist everywhere; but more so as we drew near to the summit of the mountain, the steep places were as wet as the more level. Here, then, is ons of the reservoirs whence that stream is fed. A wide bels quite around the mountain is covered with a thick layer of sponge, which absorbs water readily, parts with it by drainage slowly, and is shaded to prevent evaporation, The melting snows of spring and the rains of summer fil it, and the clouds which so often cover the mountains (they are mists there) feed it, so that it seldom or never fails of a large supply of water, though the vallies below are parched almost to desolation.
E.C. CATALOGUES RECEIVED. Green Mountain Institute, South Woodstock. This school is under the charge.of Wm. R. Shipman, Principal; and E. Be Sherman, Associate Principal. Having a full board of teachers, access to a good village library, as well as a small and growing one of its own, and other facilities, it offers excellent advantages to the student. During five quarters it has enrol.cd 146 studerts 88 males, 58 females. The respective' quarters numbered 43, 18, 60, 16, 99.
St. Johnsbury Academy. This school is still under the charge
of its popular Principal, Jas. K. Colby. It embraces two departments, Classical and English, with a specific course of study for each, extending through three years—junior, middle and senior. Winter Term, 44; Spring, 86; Summer, 30 ; Fall, 110. Males, 86; Females, 103 ; Total, 189. The Academy building has been thoroughly repaired during the past year. No pains will be spared to maintain the reputation which the school now has, of be. ing one of the best schools in the State.
Chelsea Academy. John Paul, Principal ; George F. Smith, Assistant. This school embraces a Classical and an English Department. Winter Term, 40; Spring, 51; Summer, 12; Fall, 80. Dales, 48; Females, 67; Total, 115. We understand that the Principal has retired from the school, leaving it, as we suppose, in charge of Mr. Smith.
Underhill Academy. This school is pleasantly located near the base of Mansfield Mountain, in the midst of the most lovely scenery. But the latter may be said of almost every Vermont village. The facilities which this school offers to the student are good. It also, has an English and a Classical Department, the former numbering 42, the latter 96 ; Total, 138. Males, 77; Females, 61. S. L. Bates, under whose judicious training the school has been for some years past, is succeeded by Geo. N. Abbott,
University of Vermont. Summary for 1860-1. Seniors, 25; Juniors, 16; Sophomores, 28; Freshmen, 32. Acadernical Students, 101 ; Medical Students, 72; Whole Number, 173.
NOTICES OF BOOKS, PUBLICATIONS, &C. Johnson's New Illustrated (steel-plate) Family Atlas, with de
scriptions, Geographical, Statistical, and Historical. Compiled, Drawn and Engraved under the supervision of J. H. Colton and A. J. Johnson. New York: Johnson and Browning, 133 Nassau St. 1860.
It is impossible to give in our limited space, anything like an appropriate notice of this invaluable work. From the Vignette Title --Civilization, to the close, every page is executed in the highest style of the art. The Physical Maps embrace the geographical distribution and range of the principal members of the animal kingdom, a bird map, the productive industry of the various cour.tries, and the principal features of navigation and commerce, principal features of the land, co-tidad lines, divisions and movements:
of the waters of the globe, principal features of meteorology, rain map of the world, and distribution and limits of the principal plants useful to mankind. The maps of the different countries are very complete. Every family. should have the work, and, once purchased, po intelligent family would part with its valuable information for many times its cost-$12. Primary History of the United States, made Easy and Interesting
for Beginners, by G. P. Quackenbos.
We have looked through this book with much interest. A history for children should be simple in style, and should not be burdened with those cumbersome details that have made our first books in history so dry and uninteresting to young scholars. The author of this little work seems to have happily succeeded in so inter-wearing the principal incidents in the history of our country, with the many thrilling anecdotes and personal adventures, as to produce a really interesting text-book. D. Appleton & Co. are its publishers, and have illustrated it with. many fine wood-cuts. THE NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW.-NO. CXC.-FOR
1.-Charles Robert Leslie.
X.-Recent French Literature.
XIV.-New Publications. THE NORTH-AMERICAN REVIÈW has now attained its 1.90th number, or 92d volume ; having been published without intermission for nearly fifty years. It is far the oldest American periodical devoted to general literature and science; and its reputation has been steadily maintained, both in this country and in Europe, as the leading journal of the United States within its appropriate department.
Among its editors and contributors are found most of our eminent men of letters, of all parties and sects, and from all portions of the country. It has always maintained a distinctive American character; preserving neutrality upon all domestic questions be
(ween various religious sects and political parties, but aiming to expound an:l defend the general doctrines of Christianity, and the general principles of our republican institutions. Its articles are frequently republished and referred to in England, and even tranglated into th: Continental languages, as authoritative expositions of American opinion. Republican yet conservative in their tone, they h:ive, it is believed, contributed essentially towards the forina. tion and guidance of this opinion.
The Review is published on the first of Janunry, April, July, And (.tober, in numbers of nearly three hundred pages each, al Live dollars a year.
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Atlantic Monthly - Contents for February. Our Artists in Italy, Knit. ting Sale Socks, Scuppaug, Cobbler Keezar's Vision, Tre l'irst Atlantio 'Telegraph, Lady Byron, Getting Home Again, A Dry Goods Jobber in 1861, The Old Homestead, The Professor's Story, The Great Lakes, B Pluribus Unum, Reviews and Literary Notices, Recent American Publi. cations,
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