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ciation, on Tuesday last, by bringing before it some notes of Sir James

Brooke, the Rajah of Sarawak, on the geography of the northern portion of Items.-The annual competition for prizes at Canton, by 3,000

Borneo. He pointed out the present state of our acquaintance with the

geography of the great island, as derived from the researches of British of the literati, occasions there at present considerable excitement.--A

travellers and naval surveyors, and as published in a recent map constructed society, composed of forty learned Turks, has been established for the

by Mr. Peterrnann. He described the communication of the Rajah as purpose of encouraging literature and the fine arts in Turkey.--The History

important, in making known the ascent, by Mr. Low, of the lofty mountain of the United States Exploring Expedition, under Lieut. Wilkes, is just

of Kira Balow, (near 14,000 feet above the sea,) situated in the northtranslated and published in Germany.-M. Daguerre, the celebrated inven

eastern district, and the intention of Mr. St. John to proceed up the Baram tor of the “ Daguerreotype," recently died at his residence, near Paris.—The

River, between Sarawak and Labuan, and to visit the populbus county of English Sherbrooke and Yeovil Mercury lately issued its last paper,

the Kayans, and perhaps that of the Kinneah-a people uskuown in our after an existence of 115 years.-- Experiments with chloroform, as a pro

geography, but numerous and hospitable, and speaking a language distinct pelling power, in the place of steam, are now making in the port of

from the Kayans and Dyakas. The Rajah adds, "Some letters from the L'Orient, and there is reason to hope, from the success which has already

Kayan chiefs of Baram have lately been printed by order of the House of attended them, that they will result in causing a considerable saving to be

Commons, and will point out where the real danger to the progress of effected in cost and space. A gutta percha tube has been placed in a

geographical research is to be apprehended.” colliery in Wales, having a shaft of 400 feet deep, whereby a whisper, either from bottom or top, is instantly heard : a whistle calls attention, and Brilish Association. The proceedings of the Association for then follows the message.-In Austria some pew laws have just been

the Advancement of Science have been less interesting this year than in issued against the press, which virtually give power to the various

former seasons ; accordingly the proceedings were truncated, and termiprovincial authorities to suspend for three months the publication of any nated earlier by a day than they would otherwise have done. The excurjournal that may offend them. The minister of the Home Department is sions on the Saturday were without features of interest to those who also authorized to prohibit the introduction of any foreign works he may were not present. On Monday, Dr. Daubeny read a paper to the chemical deem dangerous. -Government have granted £1,000 to defray the

section, in which he objected to the complicated and uncertain nomenclaexpenses of public instructors of flax-growing in Ireland.- A warrant

ture of our chemists--some of their names extend to thirteen syllables. has been issued by the Crown, authorizing the principal and professors of

He proposed a new nomenclature ; and one is amused to read that under Owen's College, Manchester, to grant certificates to candidates for honours

his approved system you would have to learn such words as “dietbychloat the London University, that the prescribed course of study has been phenamine.” On Tuesday, the astronomer royal delivered a discourse on completed. The Queen bas granted a pension of £100 per annum out of the eclipse of the sun, which took place on the 28th ultimo, and be the Royal Literary Fund to Mrs. Jameson, the authoress, wife of Ex-Vice nearly total at the latitude of London. Captain Johnson read a paper on Chancellor Jameson of Upper Canada.--The celebrated Roman Catholic the deflection of compasses caused by telescope iron funnels in steamhistorian, Dr. Lingard, is dead. He is greatly regretted in England.--- ships : the concentric arrangement of the sides of the funnel, when shut The Rev. Dr. Olin, President of the Wesleyan University, Middletown, up, caused a deflection quite unexpected, and disproportioned to that caused Conn., died on the 16th inst. He was an able and distinguished Minister by the funnel when it is drawn up to its full height; the difference would of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States; and the author of make a vessel run from fifty to seventy miles out of her true course in several works, --among which are his interesting Travels in the East. twenty-four hours. On Wednesday the proceedings were some what Egypt.-At the last sitting of the Academy of Moral and

hastily wound up. It is stated that the sum received was not satisfactory” Political Science of Paris, a paper was read by M, Mariette, a gentleman

-but £620. The Association adjourned till August, 1852; when the annual charged with a literary and scientific mission of the French Government in

meeting will be held in Belfast. Egypt, in which he stated that having caused excavations to be made in

Dr. Moir, of Musselburgh, the well known “ Delta" of Blockthe spot on which Memphis stood, he found, at a depth from two to twelve

wood's Magazine, expired at Dumfries, last month. Dr. Moir has yards, several monuments of Egyptian and Grecian architecture, and

been known alike in the medical and in the literary world, and his death amongst them the Serapeum mentioned by Strabo. Having had the

will occasion a sad blank in both. As “ Delta," Dr. Moir contributed 10 avenue leading to the latter cleared, M. Mariette discovered a considerable

Blackroood's Magazine almost from its first starting, and he continued to number of statues, ranged in a semi-circle, and representing the sphynx,

do 80 to the end. His “ Lament of Selim" appears in a late number, and all sorts of Grecian and Egyptian figures. Accompanying the com

and a melancholy interest attaches to it as being the last piece the lamented munication of M. Mariette were drawings of his discoveries. The statues

author ever wrote. As a critic, as well as a writer of poetry, he stands are described as of great beauty, and will, it ie expected, throw a great

deservedly high ; and the crowded audiences who last winter attended his light, not only on Egyptian art, but on Egyptian history also. In strong

lectures on the poetry of the last half century, will long remember them as contrast to the behaviour of the English Government to Mr. Layard, on a

models of popular criticism-at once clear, condensed, and animated, and representation being made to them, the ministers uphesitatingly promised

delivered in a manner that would have lent interest to fur inferior that the French Government would find all the needful funds, and afford

criticism. the enterprising discoverer every assistance in its power. Discovery in Egypt.-A most interesting discovery has been

Glass Pearls.-Though among the most beautiful, inexpensive made in Egypt. It is known that there exists in Mount Zabarah, situated

and common ornaments for 'women now made, are produced by a very on an island in the Red Sea, a mine of emeralds, which was formerly

singular process. In 1656, about two hundred years ago, a Venitian named

Jabuin, discovered that the scales of a species of fish called black fish, worked by the pachas of Egypt, but abandoned in the last years of the reign of Mehemet Ali. An English company have solicited and recently

possesed the property of communicating a pearly hue to water. He found. obtained authority to resume the working of this mine, which is believed

by experience, that beads dipped in this water, assumed when dried, the to be still rich with precious stones. Mr. Allan, the engineer of the coin.

appearance of pearls. It proved, however, that the pearly coating when pany, while directing some important excavations in this place, has dis

placed outside, was easily rubbed off, and the next improvement was to covered at a great depth traces of an ancient gallery, which must evidently

make the beads hollow. The making of these beads is carried on even at be referred to the most remote antiquity. Upon removing the rubbish

this day in Venice. The beads are all blown separately. By means of a he found tools and ancient utensils, and a stone upon which is engraved

small tube the inside are delicately coated with with the pearly liquid, and a hieroglyphic inscription, now partially desaced. This circumstance

a wax coating is placed over that. It requires the scales of four thousand proves the truth of the opinion expressed by Belzoni, on the strength of

| fish to produce a half-pint of the liquid, to which small quantities of salt other indications, that this mine was worked in ancient times. The nature

ammonia and isinglass are afterwards added. and form of the implements discovered, and the configuration of the gallery,

Dr. Neander's Library.--We understand that Lane Seminary the plan of which has been readily traced, prove most conclusively that the

has the refusal of the splendid library of Dr. Neander, of Berlin, for thirty ancient Egyptians were skiltul engineers. It seems, from examination of

days. It consists of nearly 5.000 volumes, most of which are standard the stone which has been discovered, that the first labours in the mine of

works, and many of them very rare works, and of great value; and yet, Zabarah were commenced in the reign of Sesostris the Great, or Ramses

for the sake of keeping the library together, we understand that it is offered Sesostris, who, according to the most generally received opinion, lived

on very easy terms-for something like $3,000. A member of the faculty about the year 1650 before Christ, and who is celebrated by his immense

of Lane Seminary is now in this city for the purpose of raising the needful conquests, as well as by the innumerable monuments with which he

sum. Is there not some rich man who would be willing to embalm his covered Egypt.- Advertiser.

name with Neander's, by purchasing the library, and making a presentot G Geography of Borneo.-Sir Roderick Murchison opened the it to Lane Seminary ? or some thirty men who would 'join hands in businese of the section of Geography and Ethnology of the British Asso. | good a work ?

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St. Paul's Voyages and Travels, .....

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Jerusalem, or the City of the Lord, ....... ditto .... 0 0 3 Ireland, ...............................

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The Principal Mountain Ranges of the World and Courses of Rivers. Græcia Antiqua, with Plan of Athens .... ditto .... 0 15 0

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SIZE OF Map. Net cash prize Africa, ...................... ditto ....

of each article America, ................

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ditto ....
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SOCIETY'S MAPS.
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2 : 8 by 2 : 2
do do.. .......

2 : 2 by 1 :'
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Map of the World,

6 : 6 by 3 : 410 New Testament, ... 2 : 8 by 2 : 2

England, ....................

3 : 10 by 2 : 9 0 7 do. do., .......... 2 : 2 by 1 : 8

Scotland, ...............

.... ditto .... 0 7 prior to Conquest by the

Ireland, ......

3: 7 by 2 : 91 0 7 Israelites, ........ 2 : 8 by 2 : 2 0

British Isles, ...............

| 2 : 2 by 1 : 9 0 Plan of Jerusalem, ...... :..... .... ditto ....

Palestine, .....

2 : 4 by 1:11 0 Map of the Journeyings of the Children of

Countries mentioned in the Old
.... ditto io..
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4: O by 2 : 4
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0 " Voyages and Travels of the Apostle

Countries mentioned in the New
Paul, ........
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Testament, ..............

| .... ditto .... 0 10 0 Europe, .........................

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Africa, ....

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3: 9 by 3 : 2 0 10 0 Map of the World (Globular,)

4: 3 by 2 : 3 O 8 9

South America, .....

.... ditto .... 0 10 Europe, ..................

2 : 2 by 2 : 10 0 5 0 Asia, ...........

.... ditto ... Africa,

ditto ...

IV. JOHNSTON'S MAPS.
America, ........
England, ...........

1. LARGE School Room Maps. Scotland,

ditto Ireland,

Map of the Eastern Hemisphere,

011 Land of Promise, ................

ditto ....
Western Hemisphere, ....

011 3

... ditto ...
England, ...........
ditto ....

-... ditto - OIL 3 Palestine, ...........

Scotland, ...

ditto

0 11 3 of Ireland,

ditto

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“: Europe,

ditto

0 113 (2 each, Full and Outline, on one Mounting.

" Asia, ...

ditto Africa, - ------------------

ditto 013 Map of the World, Mercator, with Outline

America, .. ..................

ditto

011 3 Hemispheres, ... ..... 5 : 4 by 4 : 2 ] 017 6: Canaan and Palestine,

0113 Map of the World' Hemispheres, full and

· The above 10 Maps, in a Wood Case, ...

6 10 Outline, .....................

.................... .... ditto .... Map of Europe, ...

..... 4 : 2 by 2 : 8 0 10 0 Asia,

.... dillo
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2. SMALL SCHOOL Maps. Africa, ............ ...

.... dillo .... America, ....

.. ditto ....
0 10 0

2 : 9 hy 2 : 3 1 0 6 104

of the Eastern Hemisphere, ........... England, ...

. ditto ....
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Western Hemisphere,

---- ditto ... 1 06 10g Scotland, ...................

. ditto ....
0 10 0
Europe,-..

... ditto -. 0 6 10% Ireland, .............

ditto

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SMALL School Mars-continued. Width Depth. £ s. D. Map of England,

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.... .... ditto .... 10 7 6 3. OTHER MAPS AND DIAGRAMS. Map of Central Europe, .........

4: 2 by 3 : 6 0 11 3 France, ...

1 ... ditto ...

0113 Italy, ...

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011 3 India,

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0113 Spain and Portugal, ...

-... ditto .... 0 11 3 the World, .................. .... ditto .ie

011 3

2 : 9 by 2 : 3 0 6 108 Physical Chart of the World, showing the

great mountain ranges, currents of the

air and ocean, with Isothermal lines,&c. 4: 2 by 3 : 6 1 0 11 3 Orhis Veteribus Notus, ................ ... ditto ....

011 3 Græcia Antiqua, .. .......

- ditto ...

0 11 3 Italia Antiqua, .......

.... ditto .... 011 3 Asia Minor Antiqua, ........

.... ditto .... 011 3 Lilustrations of Natural Philosophy, colored, No. 1. Properties of Bodies, 37 Diagrams

and Descriptive Book, .... No. 2. Mechanical Powers, 47 Diagrams

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.... ditto .... 011 3 No. 3. Hydrostatics Diagrams and Descriptive Book, ....

- ... ditto .... 0 100

IX. ATLASES.
Johnston's Physical Atlas, a series of Maps and Illustrations of

the Geographical Distribution of Natural Phenomena, em-
bracing-1. Geology. It. Hydrography. lll. Meteorolo.
gy. 1V. Natural History. The design of the work is to
exhibit, in a popular and attractive form, the results of the
researches of Naturalists and Philosophers in all of the most
important branches of Natural Science. Imperial 410., gilt
edged and lettered,.........

£300 Milner's Descriprive Atlas of Astronomy and of Physical and

Political Geography, comprised in 80 Maps, with descrip-
tive letterpress, and several hundred vignettes. Demy 4io,
cloth, lettered, .......... ............................

1 12 6 Petermann and Milner's Physical Geography, consisting of 16

Maps, illustrative of Geology, Hydrography, Meteorology,
Zoology, Botany, and Ethnography of the Globe, with
descriptive letterpress, and 130 vignettes, sections and
views. Imperial 4to, eloih, lettered, ...

1 2 6 Milner and Petermann's Atlas of Political Geography, con

prising 53 Maps. The Topographical features of countries are illustrated by sections, showing the elevation of land over the sea level--the statistical features are represented by exhibiting the uumber of inhabitants of every place on the map, &c., with descriptive letterpress. Imperial 4to, cloth, lettered, ....

1 12 6 Dower's School Atlas, 40 Maps. Imperial Svo,

U 12 6 Chamber's Atlas of Ancient and Modern Geography, 410,--.. 0 10 0 Primmer Atlas. 4to, ......... New General Atlas, 29 Maps, Scottish School Association. 4to. Selected Atlas, 26 Maps.

ditto

ditto .... Reid's School Atlas of Modern Geography, 16 Maps, with Index

Introductory ditto, 10 Maps, ......
Educational Maps for the use of Schoolmasters, Society for

Promotion of Christian Knowledge, ....,
Dr. Vogel's Illustrated Physical Atlas (Varty).........
Set Outline Maps to ditto, ......
Hand Atlas for Bible readers, -

0 2 6 Pocket Map for Bible,

0 0 71 Murphy's Bible Atlas.

0 1 101 Guyot's Corporative Physical Geography, with Plates, cold, . 0 5 0 Morse's Geography, ...,

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VI. WHYTE'S MAPS.

(Scottish School Book Association.)
Chart of the World, .-
Map of Central and Southern Europe, ....
General Map of Europe, -...
Map of England, .....

Scotland, ................
Ireland,
Palestine, -.---*
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X. OBJECT LESSONS AND PRINTS.
Natural History Object Lessons, coloured, per set of 150, .... 1 15 0

Ditto ditto ditto, 120 bound in 1 vol.... 1 176
Ditto
ditto

plain, per set of 150,......... 0 15 0
Ditto
ditto

ditto, 120 bound in 1 vol.... 0 17 6 Ditto ditto

coloured, 20 assorted for .... 0 5 0 Ditto ditto

plain, 40 assorted for ........ 05 Natural Phenomena Object Lessons, coloured, per set of 30,.. Ditto ditto

diuto, bound in 1 vol.. Ditto ditto

plain, per set of 30, ........ Ditto ditto

ditto, bound in 1 vol. ......
Ditto ditto

coloured, assoj ted, per doz.
Ditto
ditto

plain, assorted, per doz.... Prophetic Sites ditto

coloured, per set of 30,....
Ditto ditto

ditto, bound in 1 vol. .....
Ditto
ditto

plain, per set of 30,.......
Ditto
ditto

ditto, bound in 1 vol.......
Ditto
ditto

coloured, per dozen,
Ditto
ditto

plain, ditto ........: 0 1 6 Scripture Natural History Object Lessons, large size, coloured,

per set of 12, ........................................... Scripture Natural History Object Lessons, large size, plain, do. 0 1 Ditto

ditto ditto ditto, cold, singly, 0 0 31 Ditto ditto

ditto ditto, plain, ditto,. 0 0 2 Scripture Sites Object Lessons, large size, col'd, per set of 12, 0 3 6 Ditto

ditto ditto plain, ditto .... 0 1 Ditto ditto

ditto coloured, singly, .. 0 0 Ditto ditto

ditto plain, diito, .. Scripture Scenes, ditto ditto col'd, per set of 12, Ditto ditto

ditto

plain, ditto, ..
Ditto ditto dinto coloured, singly,..
Ditto
ditto

ditto plain, ditto, .. Prophetic Sites ditto

ditto cold, per set of 12, 0 3 6
Ditto
ditto

ditto
plain, ditto, ..

0 1 9
Ditto
ditto

ditto coloured, singly,.. 0 0
Ditto
ditto

plaill, ditto, .. Raphaels Cartoon's, plain, per set of 7, .........

0 26 * Ditto ditto singly, ........

0 0 6 Raphael's Scripture Outlines, per set of 9, ..................

0 7 6 Ditto ditto singly, ......

0 1 3 Scripture Prints, Parts I, II, and III, 6 each sel, ......

0 5 6 Ditto ditto d itto singly,............ Illustrations of Geometrical terms, 2 sheets, 4d. each, .. Ditto ditto

in a book, ................ Various Trees, coloured, per set of ..........................

0 0 0 Ditto plain, ...............

0 0 0 Perceptive Illustration of the Bible, 52 col'd prints with frame. Ditto ditto ditto

without frame, 2 12 6 Chronological Pictures of English History, 40 beautifully

printed Lithograph Prints, with lefterpress description, with
serial frame, per set, .......

30
Ditto, bound in morocco,

3 15 0 Animal Kingdom, in one view, 4 prints, coloured, with synoptical table, in sheets, per sel,...i...

1 2 Ditto ditto on canvas and rollers, and varnished, 2 5 0 Easy Introduction to Knowledge of Animal Kingdom, .

0 5 0 Varty's series of Domestic and Wild Animals, 36 coloured prints, with serial frame, per set,.....

1 17 6 Ditto • ditta ditto without serial frame,.. 111 3: Ditto ditto ditto singly, ...........

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AND KEYS. Map of the Western Hemisphere, ........ 7:0 by 7 : 0 1 0 0 Eastern do.

... ditto .... 1 0 0 two Hemispheres, with Key,.....

2 0 0 North America,

- 6:0 by 6 : 21 0 15 0 United States, .

6:04 by 6 : 10 0 15 0 Europe,

0 15 0

0 15 6:0 by 6 : 8

0 « South America and Africa, ..... 6:0 by 7 : 0 0 15 The entire Series, with Key, ...........

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VIII. FRENCH EMBOSSED MAPS.

These Maps are beautifully coloured, and exhibit in bold relief the mountain ranges and general physical features of each couotry. They are embossed on strong boards, and are neatly framed. The size of the Maps vary from 20 inches by 26 inches, to

24 inches by 26 inches. Map of Europe, .......

2 : 2 by 1: 91 1 100 Spain and Portugal.

.... ditto .... 1 100 France and Belgium,

2 : 2 by 2 : 0 1 10 0 Germany and Holland, ......... .... ditto .... 1 10 0 the British Isles, .

.... ditto .... 1 10 0 North America,

ditto .... 1 0 0 Switzerland,

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Editorial and Official Notices, &c.

Varty's series of Domestic and Wild Animals, 36 prints, plain, with serial frame, .................................... £1 0 0

Ditto ditto ditto ditto without frame,.. 013 9

Ditto ditio, ditto ditto singly, ...... 0 0 10 Outlines for Drawing, per set of 36, ..

0101 0 Ditto diito singly, ...

| 0 0 5 Graphic Illustrations of Animals, 21 coloured prints, with

serial frame, per set, ................................... 2 12 6

Ditto ditto ditto without serial frame, '2 5 0
Ditto ditto
ditto singly, :...........,

0 1 105 55 Illustrations, prints, with defining Lessons and Questions and References to the Gospel, in tin frame, per set, .........

0 5 0 Two sheets illustrating Man civilized and uncivilized, prints, plain, single copy, ....................................

0 1 104 Small sheet illustrating Mariner's Compass, coloured ........ 0 0 1 Bowles and Carver's Scripture Prints, 36 plain, per set,..... Ditto ditto

ditto singly, ....... 0 0 75 Pictorial Plan of Jerusalem, with vignette, .................

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JOURNAL OF EDUCATION FOR Nova Scotia, conducted by the Superintendent of, Education. This is the title of a new periodical, which promises to be a most valuable auxiliary to the cause of education in the Province of Nova Scotia. The Superintendent (J. W. Dawson, Esq.) possesses clear and enlarged views of the great interests committed to his management ; he is evidently commencing in the right way; he proposes the establishment of a Normal School, and he has already held public school meetings in various parts of the province. Several Teachers' Associations bave also been held. Mr. Dawson's expositions and suggestions are eminently practical. The following items from his Journal of Education, just received, contain facts and indications of a very gratifying character:

“ CHEMICAL APPARATUS.--A few additional sets of apparatus for teaching Agricultural Chemistry, have been imported for distribution in the present year. Any Board of Commissioners desiring to have one of these, as part of its share of the appropriation for Books and apparatus, is requested to apply to the Superintendent of Education, before the 14th of September; as it is expeoted that the whole of the supply of Books and Apparatus will be ready for being forwarded to the several counties about that time."

“Arrangements have been made for furnishing the several Boards of Commissioners with their supplies of books for poor Schools, and also with the School Libraries purchased with grants for 1850 and 1851, about the middle of September.

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XI. TABLET LESSONS. Set Tablet Lessons (200), grade I, with frame and book (2 ) 0 12 6 Ditto (200), " IT, ditto

1 0 Ditto

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US 1 50 Ditto

1 Í, without frame and book,.. 08 9 Ditto

ditto ditto .. 0 16 3 Ditto " JI. ditto

ditto .. 100) Books I, c. 71d.; II, c. 7}d.; III, c. Is 3d., ................ 0 2 6 Berlin Manual, for ditto, No. 1, ............................ Reading without Spelling, ........

0 0 6 Progressive Tablet Reading Lessons, (large) per set of 12, ... 016 Progress Ditto adm. ditto

ditto
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per set of 24, ... Reading Disentangled Tablet Lessons, illustrated, per set of 37, in sheets,............................................. Ditto

ditto on mill boards, 0 12 6 Ditto ditto

ditto in serial frame, Whyte's Reading Sheet Tablet Lessons (large) per set of 15, 0 2 6 National Tablet Reading Lessons, per set of 33, ...... ..... National Tablet Arithmetic Lessons, ....................... 0 2 4

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XII. VOCAL MUSIC. Wilhelm's Method of Teaching Singing, adapted to English use by John Hullah.

Hullah's Manual of Vocal Music, Parts I. and II. bound together.
Exercises and figures contained in the Manual, Parts I. and IJ.
Large Sheets containing the figures in Part I. of the Manual, Nog. 1 and 8.
Large Sheets containing the figures in Part I. of the Manual, Nog. 9 to 40.
Large Sheets containing the figures in Part II. of the Manual, Nos. 41 to 52.
Portfolios for Hullah's large sheets.
Hullah's Grammar of Vocal Music.
Illustrations to Hullah's Vocal Grammar.
Music Copy Books.
Music paper, same size as Hullah's large sheets.
Standard Tuning Forks.

XIII. WRITING.

Mulhauser's System of Teaching Writing.
Mulhauser's Manual of Writing.
Writing Models, First or Elementary set.

Ditto Second set ; Medium, or half text hand, and for ciphers.
Ditto Third set ; Fine, or sinall hand, and for punctuation.

Ditto Fourth set: Fine, or small hand, and for ciphers.
Writing books ruled for the method, Nos. I. 11. and III.
Slates ruled for the method.

THE CONTENTS OF THE ANNUAL SCHOOL REPORT FOR UPPER CANADA FOR 1850, will be found on the 123rd page. It will be seen that the several documents embraced in the Report will render it a complete manual for the several officers concerned in the administration of the school law in this province. Its statistics extend to the several Townships of Upper Canada, and contain an amount of information relative to the state of Education in each Township never before collected, which will be valuable for reference in future years. It will be gratifying to the friends of education to read the following order of the Legislative Assembly on the subject, passed on the 30th ultimo:

“The Hon. Mr. Hincks presented the Annual Report of the Normal, Model, and Common Schools in Upper Canada for the year 1850.

“On motion of the Hon. Mr. Hinoks, it was OrderedThat the Report be printed in pamphlet form, under the direction of the Printing Committee, and that a copy be furnished to each Municipal Council, Local Superintendent, Board of Public Instruction and Common School Corporation in Upper Canada, exclusive of the number printed for the use of members of this House."

The Report, as soon as printed, will be sent to the several Clerks for distribution among the Local Superintendents, who will supply each Trustee Corporation with a copy. At the same time, the blank forms of Reports for the current year will be forwarded to the local school officers as usual.

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XIV. SCHOOL APPARATUS. Brass Mounted Orrery, (3 feet in diameter,) ................. Brass Mounted Tellurian (for explaining change of Season,

Tides, Eclipses, &c.,) ................................ Terrestrial Globe and Stand,5 inches in diameter, (singly 6s 3d) 20 Geometrical Forms and Solids, including block to illus

trate the extraction of the cube root, ................ Numeral Frame, for teaching Arithmetic with ease ...... Luparian, (for illustrating the Phases of the Moon and

centre of gravity,) .......... 24 inch Hemisphere Globe, hinged, (singly, tis. 3d.)......... Explanatory Text Book, ..... Box, varnished, with lock and key to contain the above, Charge for entire set, as above, including box, &c., &c., Box of Geological Specimens, ----

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A TEACHER (3rd Class Certificate) of many years experiA ence, who is also competent to teach the Classics, History, Geography, &c., wishes to get employment in a Country School. Apply to L. M., 73, Victoria Street, T'oronto.

August 5th, 1851. W ANTED, a qualified TEACHER for School Section No. 12

W in the Township of Carradoc. A liberal salary will be 'given. Apply to Robert Parker, John D. Getty, and John Bateman, Trustees.

Delaware, August, 1851.

...... XV. MISCELLANEOUS. Teacher's Common School Register, each.

Ditto ditto ditto per doz., ........ Page's Theory and Practice of Teaching, ..... Barnard's School Architecture, .... Common School Act, with forms, circulars, &c., ........

Ditto ditto per dozen, ..... Hind's Lectures on Agricultural Chemistry, .......... Sullivan's English Dictionary, ............. Map of Canaan, with route of the Children of Israel, plan of

encampmeni, &c., &c., (22 by 30 inches,) Journal of Education, back Vols., stitched, each, .... Ditto

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TORONTO : Printed and Published by Tuomas Hugu BENTLEY. TERMS : For a single copy, 58. per annun; not less than 8 copies, 48. 4£d. each, or 87 for the 8; not less than 12 copies, 4s. 2d. cach, or $10 for the ; 20 copies and upwards, 3s, 9d. each. Back Vols. neatly stitched supplied on the same terms. All subscriptions to commence with the January nurpber, and payment in advance must in all cases accompany the order. Single numbers, 7 d. each. F All communications to be addressed to Mr. J. GEORGE HODGINS,

Education Ofc, Toronto.

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long before it reaches the coast. . ., This is only, it is hoped,

the beginning of an extensive system, from which science, as well I. Some of the collateral advantages to be derived from a well organized

wystein of Public Schools - (continued)-Communicated........... 129 as the whole community, may expect the happiest results." II. The Earth's rotation on its Axis..............................

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The following simultaneous report of a widely extended storm III. The utility of Knowledge. ................................. is taken from a Toronto paper, (the Patriot,) of Dec. 24th, 1850 : IV. The Prophetic Thought.....................................

BUFFALO, December 23rd - i hermometer 21'. Severe snow storm V. Education and Ignorance, the opposite effects on the value of labour.... 132 VI. MISCELLANEOUS.-1. Psalm of Life. 2. The Dead (Poetry). 3. The Art

last night and to-day, with high north-east wind; about 20 inches of Life. 4. The True Life. 5. Life's Last Hours. 6. Red Jacket's

of snow. No trains from the east to-day, Study of Oratory. 7. Education of the Sikhs, 8. Jacques Cartier. 9. The Main Spring. 10. Sleeping Flowers. 11. Gold Drops. 12. Vari

Rochester, December 23rd,—21 feet snow, with wind from north, Ous Items .......................... ....... .. ........ VII. EDITORIAL.--1. A People will be Industrious in Proportion to their Intel

UTICA, December 23rd,—2 feet snow ; high wind from northligence. 2. A Comparative view of the Climate of Canada. 3. Altertions in the Boundaries of Townships. 4. Bad Efects of Miscellaneous

east. Reading. 5. Methods of giving Lessons on Objects. 6. Opinion of the French Jurors on the Great Exhibition...................

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ALBANY, December 23rd, -Thermometer 21°. About 2 feet VIII. EDUCATIONAL INTELLIGENCE.-1. Canada. 2. British and Foreign. 3.

snow. Strong wind. United States.....................................

140 IX. LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIO INTELLIGENCE.....

MONTREAL, 7 P. M., December 23rd, -A severe snow storm from

141 X. EDITORIAL AND OFFICIAL NOTICES.-2. Advertisements.

the east. About three feet of snow have fallen last night. Ther

mometer 16o. For the Journal of Education.

New YORK, December 23rd,--It is now blowing a gale from the ON SOME OF THE COLLATERAL ADVANTAGES WHICH north-west. There has not been such a sea in the North river for · MAY BE DERIVED FROM A WELL ORGANIZED to the last 10 years. A number of vessels have dragged their anchors, SYSTEM OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

and it is feared great damage has been done. ... 7 P. M.,—the (Continued from page 42.)

gale is still raging with increased violence. It is feared the shipIn a Circular, dated Albany, November, 19th, 1849, addressed ping has suffered severely. by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, to the Although the phenomena of our winter north-east storms do not Trustees and Principals of various Academies in that State, the

appear to be well understood, yet it is reasonable to suppose that if subjoined remarks and statements are offered :

arrangements had existed for conveying meteorological intelligence “ With the progress of improvement and the development of in a proper form, from Halifax and Quebec to New Yerk, shipnew discoveries, this science (meteorology) has, of late, scarcely owners and captains of vessels would bave placed faith in the ankept pace with the general increase of knowledge, and the Regents nouncement, and been prepared for the reception of a tempest have, for several years, felt that their present arrangement was which occasioned so much damage. This storm is referred to, not scarcely compatible with the increased demand upon it. The as being the best illustration of what may be expected to result phenomena of Storms have attracted great and deserved attention. from the co-operation of magnetic telegraphs, in conveying intelliIt is a mighty problem whether human ingenuity cannot so far gence of approaching storms, but because its occurrence is still discover and foretel their approach, as somewhat to prevent the fresh in the memories of those who witnessed its violence. Canafearful loss of life and property with which they are usually accom dian merchants are necessarily greatly interested in whatever tends panied. The regularity or the alterations of tho temparature, when to diminish the risk of loss attending the shipping interest on accurately ascertained in various parts of our State, may, as they account of storms. The Gulf of St. Lawrence and the coast of have been already in a certain degree, be applied with advantage Newfoundland and Nova Scotia are peculiarly liable to the destructo the labours of the husbandman in the introduction of new articles tive visitation of tempests which show themselves inland some of culture, and in the improvement of agricultural processes. Again, hours before they arrive at the coast. Wo have now telegraph a proper study of climate as to its heat and cold, dryness and mois stations in connection with one another from Port Sarnia to Quebec, ture, and all its other incidents, can alone furnish us with safe data, and from Quebec to Halifax, covering an extent of country of more by means of which we can even hope to eradicate epidemic and than 1,200 miles in length, and running for more than half its distance endemic diseases, or at least mitigate their severity. These are down the valley of a great river, and in a nearly uniform direction but a few of the considerations which justify and require the full to the north-east, by east. We ask whether it would not be adviinvestigation of meteorological phenomena by the public authorities." sable to imitate the example of the Smithsonian Institution, and place

Tho work of co-operation has already commenced in the State of a barometer and wind vane in a few of the most important stations New York and Canada. The simultaneous indications of the along that very extensive and important line of communication ? It barometer and thermometer are transmitted, by means of the electric would at least serve to awaken ship-owners and merchants to tho telegraph, from city to city. They only approach organization, important services which might be rendered by an inexpensive yet however, in the State of New York as yet.

complete organization to indicate the approach of storms. It would Professor Guyot says, in 1850 :-“In compliance with the direc be a storm alarm on a stupendous and magnificent scale, extending tions received from Professor J. Henry, Secretary of the Smith over an immense tract of country, and susceptible of indefinite sonian Institution, who secured the co-operation of the Presidents expansion towards the west upon the co-operation of the telegraph of the telegraph lines, I have placed a barometer and a wind vane in companies in the Western States of the Union. A knowledge of the telegraph offices of New York, Albany, Syracuse, and Buffalo. the approach and phenomena of storms, forms but a small part of .... A storm coming from the west will be announced at any the benefits to be derived from simultaneous meteorological observaplace along the line before it reaches it, and in the maratime cities | tions. It is true that their investigation, pursued under the splendid

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