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ton, Del.; Wm. Morrison, Baltimore, Md.; 0. C. Knight, Washington, D. C.; Wm. S. Bogart, Savannah, Ga.; Wm. T. Lucky, Fayette, Mo.; A. J. Stevens, Des Moines, Iowa; Wm. H. Wells, Chicago, Ill. ; J. Hurley, Richmond, Ind.

The above list was unanimously elected by ballot.

Mr. Hickok, of Pennsylvania, returned thanks for the honor conferred by the association, but owing to a pressure of other labor, was compelled to decline to act as secretary. He nominated J. P. Wickersham, of Pennsylvania, who also declined for the same reason, and J. W. Bulkley, of Brooklyn, N. Y., who was unanimously elected to fill that office.

Mr. Bulkley, of New York, having been chosen secretary, resigned the office of counsellor, and James Cruikshank, of Albany, N. Y., was elected for that State.

The chair appointed Messrs. Hagar, of Massachusetts, and Bulkley, of New York, to escort the president elect to the chair.

President Richards responded in a neat speech, returning thanks for the honor conferred by the association.

T. W. Valentine, of New-York, offered the following resolution, which was unanimously adapted :

Resolved, That the thanks of this association be tendered to the controllers of the First District of Pennsylvania, for the free use of their room for the meeting of the association, also to those gentlemen of Philadelphia who have contributed to defray the expenses of this meeting.

James L. Enos, of Iowa, offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the thanks of this association be given to the press generally, and to that of Philadelphia especially, for the interest they have taken in reporting the proceedings of this meeting.


Mr. Challen, of Indiana, offered the following resolutions, which were adopted :

ved, That we will stand by this National Teachers' Association ; that we wil speak of its existence, its progress, its purposes, and its claims upon the professional teacher; that we will give reports of the present session to papers published in our vicinity, and that we will interest the press and the teacher, wherever we have info ence, to aid in this enterprise, and especially to make its next meeting a National Teachers' Jubilee.

Resolved, That Cincinnati be suggested to the Board of Directors as the place al holding the next session of the association.

Thomas Granger, of Maryland, offered the following resolution, which was unanimously adopted :

Resolved, That the thanks of this association are due, and are hereby tendered to the officers of this association for the able and impartial manner in which they hayo discharged their duties on this occasion.

After remarks from several members of the association-pledging faithful efforts in behalf of the enterprise thus auspiciously inaugurated—the association adjourned to meet at the call of the Board of Directors, in August, 1858.

WM. E. SHELDON, Tem. Sec.


Immediately after the adjournment of the National Teachers' Association, the Board of Directors held a meeting.

Present-Mr. T. W. Valentine, Vice President, in the chair; Messrs. Hagar, Enos, Challen, Shelden, Cann of Georgia, Whelan, Cruikshank, Roberts, Lynch and Bulkley.

After considerable discussion in relation to the place of meeting for next year, it was

Resolved, That the association hold its next meeting in Cincinnati, O., on the second Wednesday of August, 1858, at 10 o'clock, a. m.

The board then adjourned to meet at the bookstore of Messrs. H. Cowperthwait & Co., to-morrow (Thursday) at 8 o'clock, a. m.

THURSDAY a. m., 8 o'clock. The board met. Present — Mr. Valentine, Vice President, in the chair; also, present, Messrs. Hagar, Sheldon, Challen, Enos, Cruikshank, J. F. Cann, D. Wilkins, and J. W. Bulkley.

Mr. Hagar moved that there be six lecturers appointed for the next meeting, viz: two from the Southern, two from the Western, one from the Middle, and one from the Eastern States. Adopted.

Mr. Hagar moved that Messrs. Cann, of Georgia; Challen, of Indiana; Valentine, of New-York; and Sheldon,' of Massachusetts, be a committee to secure lecturers from their respective districts. Adopted.

Mr. Cruikshank moved that a committee be appointed to prepore a list of subjects for discussion at the next meeting, and that gentlemen be appointed to open the discussions. Adopted.

Mr. Cruikshank, of New-York; Taylor, of Delaware; Enos, of Iowa; W. H. Baker, of Georgia; and Hagar, of Massachusetts, were appointed said committee.

Mr. Hagar moved that a committee be appointed to collect educational statistics of the country, and report at the next meeting of the association. Adopted. Resolved, That said oommittee be composed of one from each State and Territory. Adopted.

The following gentlemen constitute the committee, viz: Messrs. D. B. Hagar, Jamaica Plains, Mass.; M. Woolson, Portland, Me.; D. H. Sanborn, Hopkinton, N. H.; C. Pease, Burlington, Vt. ; J. Kingsbury, Providence,

C. Northend, New Britain, Ct.; A. Wilder, New York City; I. Peckham, Newark, N. J.; J. P. Wickersham, Millersville, Pa.; T. M. Cann, Wilmington, Del.; J. N. McJilton, Baltimore, Md.; Z. Richards, District of Columbia ; J. Binford, Richmond, Va.; C. H. Wiley, Raleigh, N. C. ; C. G. Messinger, Charleston, S. C.; B. Mallon, Savannah, Ga.; S. I. C. Swezey, Marion, Ala.; D. McConnell, Florida; Mr. — Miss.; D. B. Slosson, Baton

R. I.;

Rouge, La.; T. Fanning, Nashville, Tenn.; J. B. Dodd, Lexington, Ky; W. T. Lucky, Fayette, Mo.; I. Mayhew, Lansing, Mich.; L. Andrews, Gambier, Ohio; G. B. Stone, Indianapolis, Ind. ; D. Wilkins, Bloomington, III. ; J. G. McMynn, Racine, Wis.; J. L. Enos, Cedar Rapids, Iowa ; J. Denman, San Francisco, Cal.; W. Baker, Austin, Texas; E. D. Neil, St. Paul, Minn.; M. Oliphant, Kansas.

Mr. Cann moved that A. J. Rickoff, of Cincinnati, Ohio, be a committee, in connection with the several Counsellors, to secure a reduction of fare on the steamboat and rail road lines leading to Cincinnati, for the next meeting of the association. Adopted.

Resolred, That Mr. Rickoff be appointed Chairman of the Local Committee, to make the necessary arrangements for the next meeting, and that he select his own associates for said committee.


Mr. Cruikshank moved that the several educational journals of the country be requested to publish the proceedings of the convention, and of the Board of Directors. Adopted.

Mr. Hagar, as chairman of the committee on statistics, was authorized to print and circulate a circular, in relation to this subject, at the expense of the board.

The Secretary also was authorized to print and circulate such notices, circulars and other papers as may be necessary in the discharge of his duties.

The thanks of the board were unanimously tendered to Messrs. Cowperthwait & Co., for facilities granted to the board in its sessions; also, for books of record presented to the association and the board.

Minutes approved.
Adjourned sine die.


IMPERISH ABILITY OF Good EXAMPLES.—The following eloquent passage occurs in Edward Everett's great oration :

“To be cold and breathless-to feel and speak not-this is not the end of existence to the men who have breathed their spirit into the institutions of their country, who have stamped their characters on the pillars of the age, who have poured their heart's blood into the channels of the public prosperity ; tell me, ye who tread the sods of yon sacred height, is Warren dead? Can you not still see him, not pale and prostrate, the blood of his gallant heart pouring out of his ghastly wound, but moving resplendent over the field of honor, with the rose of heaven upon his cheek and the fire of liberty in his eye? Tell me, ye who make your pious pilgrimage to the shades of Vernon, is Washington indeed shut up in that cold and narrow house? That which made these men, and men like these, cannot die. The hand that traced the charter of Independence, is indeed motionless; the eloquent lips that sustained it are hushed, but the lofty spirits that conceived, resolved and maintained it, and which alone, to such men, 'make it life to live,' these cannot expire:

"These shall resist the empire of decay,
When time is o'er ard worlds bave passed away;

Cold in the dust the perished heart may lie,
But that which warmed it once can never die,'

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THERE's a land far away, 'mid the stars we are told,

Where they know not the sorrows of Time,
Where the pure waters wander thro' vallies of gold,

And lifo is a treasure sublime :
'Tis the land of our God, 'tis the home of the soul,
Where the ages of splendor eternally roll-
Where the way-weary traveler reaches his goal,
On the evergreen Mountains of Life.
Our gaze cannot soar to that beautiful land,

But our visions have told of its bliss,
And our souls by the gale from its gardens are fanned,

When we faint in the deserts of this;
And we sometimes have longed for its holy repose,
When our spirits were torn with temptations and woes,
And we've drank from the tide of the riyer that flows

From the evergreeen Mountains of Life.
0! the stars never tread the blue Heavens at night,

But we think where the ransomed have trod,
And the day never smiles from his palace of light,

But we feel the bright smile of our God;
We are traveling homeward thro' changes and gloom,
To a kingdom where pleasures unceasingly bloom,
And our guide is the glory that shines thro' the tomb,
From the evergreen Mountains of Life.

From the British Mother's Journal.


“Push him on, Mr. Lee-push him on; that is all you have got to do. I don't mind terms; only you push him on, and keep him well up to the mark. And don't be afraid of giving him plenty of lessons, Mr. Lee; he's a clever, active boy, and that's the only way of keeping him out of mischief. No use sending children to school to idle their time away-that's my view of the case. Education is a fine thing, Mr. Lee-a very fine thing--and I mean Frank to be a scholar. Hard work and plenty of it-that was the way when I was a boy. I was kept at it morning, noon and night; and see what it has done for me. Yes, Mr. Lee, push him on, and I shall be proud of him some day.” And having thus given his view of the case, Mr. Denton took up his hat, and, wishing the teacher good morning, went to his warehouse.

Mr. Denton was a wealthy merchant in the town of H-, a man very much looked up to and respected—a man who paid the best price for everything, and consequently expected the best article; no better material in all the county than that which came into his mill to be manufactured; no better goods to be met with anywhere than those turned out of his warehouse at H- He also paid the best price for education, and in consequence expected the best article, and plenty of it too. No advocate he for sending children to schools where they left at four o'clock, and had holidays three times a week. He was quite right when he said that education had done a great deal for him. “Hard work, and plenty of it,” had laid the foundation of his present standing; it had placed him at the head of one of the most flourishing concerns in H-; it had moulded his rough, tirm nature into a form somewhat more befitting the elegancies of the sphere in which he moved - to use his own word, it had “made a man of him.” What should it not do for the delicate, excitable, sensitive little Frank, was a question not yet answered.

“Now, my dear, where are your books? You must work hard to-night, for we are late with tea, and if you don't mind you will not have your lessons ready for Mr. Lee by to-morrow morning."

“Oh, mamma, mayn't I just go into the garden a little first, it does look so fine, and I haven't had time to go in all day. Mayn't I go in, mamma ?” “No, my dear; you must wait till the lessons are done.

You know you must push on, and have them perfectly done. Lessons first and play afterwards, you know--that is the way to be a scholar."

Frank looked with a sigh at the grass-plot, and his hoop, lying so temptingly there, under the elm tree; then, fetching his books out of the hall, and cleaning his slate, he commenced operations.

“What lessons have you to-night, dear ? "

"English history, mamma; and parsing, geography and composition, and Latin grammar, and French verbs, and then this sum in fractions to prove !" and the little fellow sighed again, and looked at his hoop. There was no play to-night, at any rate.

“There, I think I know it now," said he ; and laying his tiny hand on the page, so as to hide the words, he began to recite his geographical lesson. The reader will not be surprised to learn his childish pronunciation of the alien words was such as Mr. Lee's German professor would hardly have commended; neither will we inquire too impertinently into the value and permanence they conveyed :

"The Thuringian states comprise the grand duchy of Sacksen Weimar Eisanach, the three Sachsen duchies of Coburg Gotho, Meiningen, and Altenburg, the two Reus principalities of Greitz and Schleitz, and the two Schwarzenburg principalities of Rudulstadt and Sondershausen. Their

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