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MARYLAND. The First Annual Catalogue of the Normal School of Maryland, July, 1866, contains the following summary; Ladies, 40; Gentlemen, 8. Total, 48. Graduates, 14.

PENNSYLVANIA. Prof. J. P. Wickersham, late Principal of the Normal School at Millersville, has been appointed State Superintendent of the schools of this state, vice Colburn resigned.

THE total number of freedmen's schools-exclusive of night schools, Sabbath and private schools in all the districts of the Freedmen's Bureau, is 975. The number of teachers employed is 1,406, and the total number of pupils is 90,778.

FORT ATKINSON.-The schools of this place are, under the management of N. P. Gage, for several years principal of schools at Ripon. Ripon being too poor to raise the salary of their principal to a living price, has lost a good and faithful teacher.

The presidency of Antioch college has been accepted by Rev. George W. Hosmer, D. D., pastor of the Unitarian society in Buffalo. His son, Rev. James K. Hosmer, minister of the church in Deerfield, Mass., is to be associated with him as one of the professors.

MISS ESTHER M. SPRAGUE, a graduate of the Illinois Normal University, for some years a teacher in the Peoria schools, has recently resigned a position in the Chicago schools, to accept an appointment in the Normal School at Platteville, Wisconsin.—ILL. TEACHER.

Prof. Stevens of the Richland Center School, has been appointed county superintendent in place of Rev. W. C. Wright, resigned. N. E. Goldthwaite of Mazomanie has been appointed superintendent of the 2d district of Dane County, in place of S. L. Hooker, resigned.

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC SCHOOL LIBRARY.— This library, whose foundation was laid last winter now contains over 6,000 volumes. The rooms are centrally located and elegantly fitted up, and over 1,000 members draw books. It has a firm hold upon the people, and must grow and prosper. From $12,000 to $20,000 has already been expended, raised mostly in sums of from $1 to $25 each. Donations of books pamphlets and periodicals are solicited.

MINNESOTA NORMAL SCHOOL.-On the 19th of October was laid the corner-stone of the State Normal School of Minnesota.

JAMES CRUIKSHANK, LL. D., has been appointed Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Brooklyn, N, Y. Mr. Cruikshank has for many years been the editor of the New-York Teacher, and an active laborer in different departments of the educational work of the State of New York.

-The house of representatives of New Hampshire has decided to ocate the agricultural college at Hanover, in connection with the Dartmouth college. The state will have five trustees and the college four, and the state reserves the right to assume the full control after 15 years.

NEW-YORK CITY EVENING SCHOOLS.- The Board of Education have provided for twenty-five evening schools. They were opened the first Monday of October, and are to continue eighteen weeks. The exercises are held on each evening of the usual school-days, from 7 to 9 o'clock. Male pupils must be at least 14 years of age, and female pupils 12. Male principals receive for each evening's service $3.50, female principals $2.75; maie assistants $2 50, female assistants $1.50. Books are furnished free. Certificates of progress are awarded.

The December number of the Indiana School Journal gives the following educational statistics of that state for 1866. The whole number of children, between the ages of six and twenty-one, is 559,773; school-districts, 8,399; districts in which schools were taught within the year, 8,166; pupils attending primary schools, 390,714 ; ttending high schools, 12,098; number of teachers employed, 9,493; xpended for tuition, $1,020,440; school-houses built within the year, 46; total value of school-property, $4,515,734; total number of chool-houses, 8,231.

IOWA ASSOCIATION.-At the recent meeting of the Iowa State eachers' Association the following resolutions were adopted: Resolved, First. That a reform in Othography in which there all be one letter and but one for each sound in the language, is very sirable, and for several reasons.

Resolved, Second. That we hail with pleasure the efforts of any to oduce in such a system a series of educational books, suitable and fficient for common schools.

THE STATE UNIVERSITY.-The following faculty were elected by the Regents at their meeting last fall:

J. D. Butler, Professor of Ancient Languages.

Daniel Read, Professor of Political Economy, History, and Rhetoric. J. P. Fuchs, Professor of Modern Languages.

J. W. Sterling, Professor of Mathematics.

Ezra S. Carr, Professor of Natural History and Chemistry.
J. W. Hoyt, Professor of Agriculture.

J. C. Pickard, Principal of Normal and Preparatory Department. It was decided that the rates of tuition, room, rent, &c., should remain as before. The salaries of the professors were fixed at $2,000, to begin from the date of their election, the board holding that they had not been in office since last Commencement. The present organization is, to a certain extent, of a temporary nature, and it is hoped that, with some changes in the oaganic law next winter, the faculty may be cempleted by the election of a president.

Resolutions were adopted expressing the deep regret of the board that Prof. Chadbourne felt himself obliged to decline the presidency, and thanking him for the interest which he had evinced in the institution.

THE ILLINOIS STATE TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION.-This association, which held its meeting December 25-27, at Jacksonville, took decided ground against any division of the Agricultural University fund. The feeling on this matter is so nearly unanimous in that state, that the few who hoped to reap benefit for the treasuries of existing colleges by its division will have no power. President Sturtevant, of Illinois College, an offshoot of Yale, expressed the almost unanimous feeling when he said that the college and the public school must be in full sympathy, and if the establishment of a free university interfered with existing colleges, let the colleges go, his among the rest. Aversion to multiplying colleges so as to find students with only the attainments of pupils in elementary schools, with a mere sprinkling of regular course students, was strongly expressed in addresses and discussions. The difficulties surrounding the proposed university now seem to be only those liable to grow out of mistaken legislation as to its location and organization. The subject of reformatory schools was prominent in the convention, and it was recommended to found two state schools at each extreme of Illinois. The appointment to civil offices under government according to merit purely was advocated on account of its necessary tendency to encourage thoroughness in education. And the adoption of the metric system of weights and measures was approved and urged.-[The Nation.]

Book Notices, &c.

THE AMERICAN SCHOOL DIALOGUE BOOK. J. W. Schermerhorn & Co. New York, Publishers. This Book contains many choice dialogues which are new, most of them being published for the first time. They are appropriate for school exhibitions and private rehearsals. They are published in a cheap pamphlet form and can be procured at a slight expense from the publisher.

"EVERY SATURDAY."-This journal, which was first published but a little more than a year ago, has already attained an immense circulation. It has already become as popular as the "Atlantic Monthly," and the other publications of Ticknor and Fields. Its stories are well selected from the best foreign reviews, and are both novel and interesting to the American reader.

"THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY."-Published by Ticknor and Fields, Boston, Mass.

A new interest has been created in this popular magazine by the publication of serials from the pens of our best writers. O. W. Holmes has commenced a story in the January number which promises to be very interesting. "Griffith Gaunt" is creating about as much "furore" as did "Uncle Tom's Cabin." It has already been dramatized. RAY'S RUDIMENTS OF ARITHMETIC.-By Joseph Ray, late professor of Mathematics in Woodward Institute. Cincinnatti: Sargent, Wilson & Hinkle. Chicago: Cobb, Pritchard, & Co. 16mo., pp192.

This work is designed as an intermediate one in Ray's series of Arithmetics, being designed mainly for city schools; it can, however, be used by beginners if they have a good understanding of the principles of numbers as taught in Intellectual Arithmetics. The Metric System is clearly and fully explained, which lends additional value to the book, MAGILL'S FRENCH GRAMMAR-Containing the Essential principles of the French Language in a concise form; also a French, English, and Latin Vocabulary.-Published by Crosby and Ainsworth, Boston, Mass.

This Grammar is designed especially as a class-book, and contains nothing that should not be mastered. It contains but few rules, and those stated clearly and concisely, and are rendered familiar by frequent illustrations. The examples are practical ones, such as are used in ordinary conversation. If the book is mastered, the pupil will be a thorough and practical French scholar so far as he has gone. We endorse the author's method of teaching French and consider his an excellent text-book.



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