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art gallery, professors' rooms, chapel, etc. A gymnasium is in process of erection.
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS in the United States number about 60,000, of which more than one sixth are in the State of New York.
THE HOMESTEAD OF HENRY CLAY was sold the 12th of January ultimo, to the Regents of the University of Kentucky for $90,000. The farm consists of 325 acres, and is to be used for the State agricultural college.
CONNECTICUT.-The Journal for January prints the act of the. legislature, creating a state board of education. The board consists of the governor and lieutenant governor, and four other per- sons appointed by the general assembly (legislature), one from each congressional district, to hold office for four years, one member retiring each year, and another elected in his stead. This board have entire control of the schools of the state, manage the normal school, direct what text books shall be used, etc., report annually, appoint a secretary, who performs the duties formerly devolving upon the state superintendent.
The board have recommended a uniformity of books in each town, and that a copy of Webster's last Revised Dictionary be placed in every school. Governor Buckingham is president, and Prof. D. C. Gilman of Yale College secretary.-N. Y. Teacher.
JOHN RUSKIN has a new work in press entitled "The Ethics of Dust: Ten Lectures to Little Housewives, on the Elements of · Crystallization."
NEVADA. The first Annual Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Rev. A. F. White, gives the total number of white children between six and eighteen years of age, at two thousand six hundred and one. Number under twenty-one born in Nevada, nine hundred and forty-eight. Total receipts from all sources, $65,277. Average monthly wages paid for male teachers, $89,66; for female teachers, $85,20. The school fund exceeds that of last year by $3,293. The number of pupils attending school this year is seven hundred and sixteen greater than last year.
OHIO.-Number of schools in the State, 11,742. Average num
ber of weeks in session, in cities and towns, 25,78. Total number of teachers employed, 20,328. Number of youth between 5 and 21 years of age, 944,852; number of pupils enrolled in the schools, 702,552. Average number in daily attendance, 391,547.
BOOK NOTICES, &C.
MITCHELL'S NEW SCHOOL GEOGRAPHY.-Physical, Political and Descriptive. Published by E. H. Butler, & Co., Philadelphia.
This Geography is accompanied by a new Atlas of forty-four Copper-plate Maps and illustrated by two hundred engravings. This is the fourth book of Mitchell's Series of Geographies and is designed for schools of a higher grade. In this treatise Physical and Political Geography are combined and wrought into one consistent and harmonious whole. In the presentation of topics order is preserved. The book is valuable for the large number and excellency of its engravings, for the definitions of geographical names, and for the convenience and accuracy of its maps, which contain railroad routes, counties, principal towns and rivers.
LESSONS IN ELOCUTION.-By Allen A. Griffith, Principal of Batavia Institute. Published by Adams, Blackmer, and Lyon, Chicago, Illinois.
The name of the popular author of this text-book is a sufficient guaranty of the excellency of the work. Mr. Griffith is well known in this State; as an elocutionist he has few equals. This book reflects great credit upon its author. It is strongly recommended by Hon. Jno. G. McMynn, and many other distinguished educators. It is illustrated with diagrams showing proper positions in speaking; it contains rules and directions which enable the learner topursue the study of elocution without an instructor.
ADAMS' SCHOOL LEDGER.-We have received from Adams, Blackmer, and Lyon, of Chicago, this School Ledger.
It is on the same plan and kept in the same way as the Merchant's Ledger. It is so well arranged that but little time is required to post the accounts of each scholar from the Class Book and Register. One book will last a school for years. Every school should have one and preserve it for reference.
We have also received from the same house an American Slated Wood Copy-Book, adapted to Primary Schools. The Book contains several copies, is an excellent substitute for the noisy slate and if rightly used gives the pupil a correct idea of the formation of characters used in writing.
HARPER'S WEEKLY.-A Journal of Civilization, devoted to Science, Art, and Politics. Published by Harper & Brothers, New York. This journal is justly the most popular in the country. We know of no paper that has done more to give a healthy tone to public opinion. Whenever it has seen a demand for public reform in any direction, it has labored for it strenuously and incessantly until the work has been accomplished. Not always agreeing with "the powers that be," it has differed honestly, not maliciously, and has given credit for the good deeds and intentions of its political opponents. We prize it particularly as being an excellent pictorial history of the times. It contains each week portraits of our leading generals and civilians with other illustrations, also a brief summary of the news of the week with the editor's remarks and criticisms and several good stories.
MUSIC.-We have received from Root & Cady, of Chicago, the following pieces of music:
Andy Veto; Fireman's Marching Song; At the Golden Gate; Heart still the same to me my Darling; Engaged; Out West; Instrumental-Fairy Footsteps; Gems from Crispino E La Comara; Luna Polka; Electric Polka; The Battle of Manassas ; Souvenir de L'Africaine; Grand Instrumental Medley; Daylight; Water in the Moonlight.
The following we have received from H. M. Higgins, Chicago: Will you love me then Darling; I will love you then as now; We are waiting for his coming; All Hail to Our Triumph; Merrily Rolls the Mill Stream; The Gloamin' Fa's Eerie; InstrumentalWill you love me then Darling, Randolph Street March.
OUR SONG BIRDS.-A Musical Quarterly for Children and Youth. Published by Root & Cady, Chicago.
The January and April numbers are already issued and contain a choice collection of juvenile music for day and sunday schools. Eighteen cents will procure a sample copy from the publishers.
EVERY SATURDAY.-This Weekly is, in our opinion, precisely what it claims to be,-a journal of CHOICE reading selected from current literature.
Each number being complete in itself, it is just the thing for travelers; and each number is of such sterling merit that it is just the thing for those who stay at home. Whoever wishes the freshest and choicest foreign periodical literature, must get "Every Saturday." It is published by Ticknor & Fields, Boston.
We feel very much encouraged in the work we have undertaken by the letters which we have received from superintendents and teachers which contain substantial proof of their interest in an educational journal. Through the superintendents we expect the JOURNAL to be advertised among the teachers. We hope they will not forget its interests. We would particularly thank, this month, superintendents Austin and Harris of Waushara and Wood Counties for the new lists of subscribers sent by them.
Publishers of school books and periodicals, dealers in school furniture and musical instruments will find the JOURNAL the best advertising medium in the State. Attention is called to several new advertisements which appear in this number.
Wisconsin Journal of Education.
TERMS: 81:25 per year, in advance; or, five copies for $5.
SPECIAL OFFER: By an arrangement with the publishers, we will furnish the Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Month'y, or Harper's Weekly, and the JOURNAL, for $4, which is the subscription price of each of the three periodicals above named. We will also furnish Our Young Folks and the JOURNAL, for $2:25; North American Review and the JOURNAL, for $6; Every Saturday and the JoonNAL, for $4:50.
TERMS OF ADVERTISING: The annexed table shows the terms of ad vertising in the JOURNAL OF EDUCA1 mo. 3 mos. 16 mos. 1 year. Payments expected quarterly. Time and space to be occupied should be stated by advertisers. Any material change of standing matter will be charged for at the rate of $2 per page. No advertisement counted less than one-fourth of a page.
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EVERY TEACHER SHOULD HAVE IT
It is economical and effective.
It keeps a complete record of Deportment and Lessons; also Punctual Attendance, reporting the same to parents each evening.
It reaches and encourages every pupil.
It tends to interest parents and pupils in the school.
It is every way superior to the marking system.
Edition for 1866 consists of Punctual, Lesson and Deportment Merits for daily use; Tickets of Fifteen Merits to redeem them with, and of Sixties to redeem the Fifteens with.
A set of this Government, containing six hundred Single Merits, two hundred Fifteen Merits, and one hundred Sixty Merits, will be sent by mail on receipt of $1.50.
TWENTY SCHOOL-ROOM MOTTOES.
The following mottoes are each printed in large letters on a separate sheet of the best China card board, designed to hang on school-room walls. Complete set sent by mail on receipt of $1.00.
DO ONE THING AT A TIME, AND THAT WELL.
STUDY AND THINK.
NO IDLERS HERE..
PERSEVERANCE CONQUERS ALL THINGS.
I CAN-AND WILL.
IDLENESS IS A CRIME.
THOU GOD SEEST ME..
HONEST LOSS IS BETTER THAN BASE GAIN.
WE LOVE EACH OTHER.
ALWAYS GOOD-ALWAYS HAPPY.
I CAN'T, MUST FAIL.
DO YOU KNOW IT, OR ONLY THINK YOU KNOW IT?
WHEN A WEARY TASK YOU FIND IT,
HARD LESSONS REQUIRE HARD STUDY.
LITTLES MAKE UP THE SUM OF ALL GOOD.
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