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ness of disqualification for their duties, creates a of the people, than all the associations that philanrepugnance to undertaking them, and so they are thropy has formed and sustained. indefinitely postponed. But all this and much more, may fairly be attributed to the want of just

An educational movement has begun, wide as that information which the Journal affords. the State, and deep as the wants of its citizens; and

Here then opens a fair field for the exertions of its influence will be felt by every household in our the town superintendent; whose very name im-lh

Bu borders. County and town conventions, teachers' ports a supervisory and constant vigilance over every part of the common school concerns. He associations, school celebrations, teachers' drills, must see that the trustees are provided with the and the opening of temporary normal schools, are means of information He must secure their co

but a few of the cheering indications that the sysoperation in the necessary details. If he fail in this, all his other efforts will be unavailing. The tem is doing its great work, and our schools beschool will drag heavily along, unprofitable to the coming nurseries of a virtuous and happy people. pupils, annoying to the neighborhood, and finally rEp. discarded by all.

CONVENTIONS. One thought more. The obstacles which have

ERIE. still hindered the success of the district school, are Convention of Town Superintendents at Buffalo. now to be removed by the town superintendents. Charles Taintor, Esq., of Black Rock, President. This, at least, was the (lesign of the legislature in Text buoks are iecommended to the schools and creating the office. To this end, all the power among other excellent resolutions the following was and functions of the former commissioners and in- adopted on the subject of spectors are transferred to the new officer. Public

Examining Teachers. expectation is wide awake. Immediate reform 1 Committe on examining Teachers, reported as fol. and imtprovement is looked for: and if the people lows. are disappointed, doubtless they will charge the "Resolved, That no considerations of temporary con. failure to the account of the town superintendent. venience to a particular district, of favor to individu

If the voice of experience may be heard, I als, or of regard to the prejudices or preferences of the would say to the town superintendents, you have

ave inhabitants, ought to be permitted to sway the judg

ment of the examining officer. a most weighty and responsible charge committed

"Resolved, That for the purpose of ascertaining the to your hands. Counsel and concert with trustees, qualifications of a teacher, it would be proper for the lies at the foundation of all your well directed ef- officer to ascertain by appropriate inquiries-First : forts. Press the subject of popular education up- His moral character and deportment. Second : His on their attention. Persuade them to visit the temper and disposition. Third : His ability to govern schools with you. Hold lectures at the school. himself. Fourth. His love for the business of teaching house. Have public examinations of the schools, and whether he designs making it a temporary or per•

manent employment. Fifth: His experience and sucAssemble the teachers by themselves, and hold

cess in teaching. Sixth. Whether he has obtained a free conference with them on the modes of in

specific preparation. Seventh : The method which he structing and government. See that they value the

proposes to adopt in teaching each branch of elementaJournal, and avail themselves of suitable books ry science. Eighth: His knowledge of the various and other means for their own improvement, and branches that he may be required to reach. Ninth: His that they make a point of visiting each other's ability to communicate instruction in the manner best schools.

adapted to develope the faculties of the mind, to form

correct habits of thought, to make the studies of the vaBut why should not the Journal be more widely

rious branches interesting to the minds of his pupils, circulated ? A single copy to a district, can hard

and, above all, to inspire them with a love of order and ly supply the trustees. They often live remote decorum, and to inculcate, in a befitting manner, those from each other, and communication is not easy. I moral precepts without which our schools would b Who is there to see the copy circulated ? And | vested of a large share of their usefulness. what will it be worth to the library, its intended An admirable address was adopted, of which we can destiny) after passing three families? That paper only give the concluding paragraph on is invaluable to all the parents and guardians who

Irregularity of Attendance. send children to the district school. They have the undersigned would also resne

The undersigned would also respectfully suggest, thal the deepest stake in its pages, and should be among the evils which paralyze the efforts of the teachthe first to subscribe for it. Here they will er, none causes such an irreparable loss to the popil, see how much the good order of the school and creates so much inconvenience in schools, and so loud. the progress of the children depends on them. ly demands a remedy as irregularity of attendance. It

discourages the pupil to be detained from school, while Here they often learn where the real fault lies,

his class is continually advancing, diminishes the zeal whether in the teacher, the pupil or the parent,

and enthusiasm which he would otherwise feel in his when difficulties arise, or the school does not prog

studies, diverts his mind to other matters, and ultiper. It should be extensively known that 3 copies mately, perhaps, causes a disrelish for study. It is a of the Journal for one year, sent to one address, serious annoyance to the teacher, interrupts his ar. may be had for one dollar, provided a town super-rangements in regard to classification, multiplies the intendent will send the money in advance, and number of classes, and thuis lessens the privileges of name the post-office to which th

other students. It would, therefore, be far more profi.

1 table to the pupil, and the rest of the school, to keep sent. The Post-master will enclose all such sub

bim at his studies regularly while he does go, if it were scriptions without charge; and I am convinced the only balf the term, than to send him irregularly town superintendent cannot lay a broader and sur- through the whole term. er foundation for his future usefulness and success, | H H. Barney, Aurora. L. A. Needham, Concord, than by means of circulating the Journal widely W. A. Hutchinson, Amherst, O, P. Buffum, Colden,

Cyrepus Litchfield, Alden, among the families of his several districts.'

T. W. Camp, Evans,

S. Caldwell, Buffalo, Oneida.

S. N, Lockwood, Hamburgh, SENEX.

C. Taintor. Black Rock, W. H. Bostwick, Lancaster,

L. M. Southworte. Boston, S. H. Nott, Sardina,
WHAT IS DOING.

Nathaniel Smith, Brant, Clark Hudson, jr. Wales,

John A. Dole, Cheekta waga, Never was there a period more full of promise Superintendents of Common Schools in the several

Towns in Erie County. to the State. Our schools are beginning to fulfil

E. S. ELY, County Sup't. the object of their creation-are becoming the

COLUMBIA. great preventive institutions of society, and will

The Town Superintendents having assembled at

w Hudson, the Hon. John Martin, was called to the chair, do more to redeem the moral and social condition and Charles Esselstyne, Esq. appointed Secretary.

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On motion of Mr. Wooden, County Superintendent, tion by the children. The address of the Rev. Mr. it was ordered that a committee of three be appointed to Gray was peculiarly affecting. On the banner of the report resolutions expressive of the sense of the con-primary department of the People's School, was the vention.

motto “Our Country's Hope." From this text, he The proceedings were very interesting and exhibit showed conclusively that our country has no other much enlightened zeal in the cause of education. abiding hope than the education of her youth, and his Text books were recommended, and J. W Fairfield, admonitions to his countrymen to attend to that subEsg. one of the Superiotendents of the excellentject were truly thrilling. I must say a word about the schools of Hudson, addressed the meeting at length.- "People's School.” In the village of Arcade. they We regret that we cannot transfer his remarks to the have been troubled like all other villages with select Journal. Among the resolutions we call particular and private schools or miniature aristocracies: but attention to the sound doctrine of the following on the some monib3 since, after properly investigat

subject, they wisely concluded to abandon all of them, Formation of School Districts.

and go for the Common School. The whole village is Resolved, That we deem it a duty of the Town Super. now united in one Common School, called " The Peo. intendents, to use their influence in enlarging small ple's School," with two departments, primary and sedistricts or uniting them, as such districts may there. nior. by be able to erect good houses, and support competent All the branches of science - usually laught in our teachers. That Common Schools can be rendered more academies are there taught. And I have no doubt in efficient by congregating a sufficient number of scho saying it is the best regulated and taught school in the lars to support a first rale teacher by the year, and as county, and is what the schools in all our villages sistant, when necessary : that the inconvenience or should be. sendiog children a mile and a half to school is small, Such a display as the school celebration in China, emin comparison with the beneficial results of a good anating from such a source, and prompted by such mo. school.

I tives, presents a subject for reflection and congratu. WYOMING COUNTY COMMON SCHOOL CONVENTION. Tation for every philanthropist and statesman, who is a

A meeting of the officers and friends of Common friend of the rights of the people. Schools in the county of Wyoming, convened at the

Truly yours, court house in Warsaw, pursuant to a call of the Coun.

A. STEVENS, County Sup't. ty Superintendent, at ten o'clock A. M., on Tuesday,

OTSEGO. the 6th of September, 1843

A County Convention assembled on the 21st. We President. -Augustus Frank, of Warsaw. Secreta- have not received a report of the proceedings. ries-Alanson Holly, of Warsaw, and C. A. Huntington, of Perry.

WAYNE. The Convention being thus organized, Judge Stevens,

A County Convention held on the 27th. No report. the County Superintendent, made a brief but conpre

WARREN. hensive statement of the objects for which the conven- A Teacher's Convention held at Glen's Falls. Anas. tion had been called.

sociation organized, and the meeting ably addressed by Among the resolutions is one expressive of the seuti. Mr. Baldwin, the County Superintendent, and Mr. E. ments of the Convention on

Hosmer, the President of the Convention.'
Select Schools.

On the Claims of Teachers.
That we recommend to the several villages in this

Resolved, That teachers of common schools sbould

receive a fair and liberal compensation for their servi. county to use their endeavors to abolish select and pri

ces, and that they bold a rank and receive the respect. vate schools, and make an effort so to improve and ele- !

ful attention of parent and guardian, commensurate Fate their common schools as to render them the only

| with their moral, literary and religious claims upon an necessary schools for the education of all classes of

intelligent and liberty loving people. the community, and in wbich merit shall form the only distinction among scholars,

ALBANY. SCHOOL CELEBRATION IN CHINA, WYOM

Common School Celebration at Coeymans. Attica, Sept. 15, 1843.

On the 13th day of Sept., pursuant to notice, Isaac F.Dwight, Esq.-Dear Sir:-Imust give you some ac.

McCarty Esq., the able and zealous Town Superintend. count of what we are doing in Wyoming. We have

ent of Caeymans, assembled the schools for examinalately had a Common School County Convention, and

u tion in the church at the Hollow. The exercises were a Common School celebration. The day was beautiful,

eeply interesting, the church thronged with children and the arrangements such that everything was done in

and parents, and an impulse given to the schools that order, and ali passed off in the most happy manner.-an

it will be long and widely felt. Although the exercises were somewhat lengthy, still

After the interesting examination of the several there was the deepest attention, and strict attendance

schools, the County Superintendent addressed the meet. during the whole day. Col. C. 0. Shepard acted as

ing, and was followed by the Rev. Mr. Rogers, in an President of the day, and Col. A. Smith, assisted by

y appeal of much power and beauty. It was we trust a Capt. C. J. Parker, as marshals. Between 9 and ico'.

"white dayfor Coeymans. clock the schools began to assemble. The man aer of their coming together showed excellent taste in the ar.

WASHINGTON rangement. They met first at the Presbyterian Church. Held her County Convention on the 20th. No report. Each school came in a large wagon or carriage pre

ALLEGANY. pared for the purpose, drawn by four horses. The scholars and teachers were surrounded by green trees

Great School Celebrations. set in holes in the sides and ends of the body of the F. DWIGHT, Esq. carriage, so that the whole school appeared riding in a Dear Sir-I wrote you on the 15th ult. by private con. grore. As they drew up in succession, they assembled / veyance, and gave you an account of some of our doin the church, each school and teacher by itself. Asings in this district, &c. I have now to add to the list soon as all had arrived, they were formed by the two more celebrations; one at Angelica on the 31st ult. marshals in a hollow square on the green in front of the other at Almond, on the 5th inst. Our meeting at the church. The ceremony of presenting banners to Angelica out did any thing of the kind ever held in this each teacher was then gone through with. This was a part of the State; between three and four thousand per. most interesting part of the celebration; upon each ban. sons assembled in the Park, wbere an excellent colla. ner was inscribed an appropriate motto. They were tion was served, which had been got up by the inhabi. presented by the County Superintendent, and by the tants of the village-in this they certainly showed much Town Superintendent of Perry, Mr. Huntington. As generosity and kindness-their hospitality beingequal. thes, with the committee and marshals, passed round, ed only by their courtesy. A procession was formed preceded by a band of music, each teacher and school and marched to a beautiful grove. Each school dis. advanced in turn and received the banner with re- played at its house a splendid banner with an appro. marks by the Superintendent. The remarks in one in- priate motto unfurled to the breeze. The procession stance were replied to by Mr. Sedgwick, the teacher of was nearly one mile in length, and the scholars number. the People's School," (Dist. No, 1,) in Arcade, in aed nealy 1700. At the grove several interesting addresses very brief but exceedingly appropriate manner. Three were delivered, which were well received by the peoyoung gentlemen belonging to the People's School" ple. The Angelica Band contributed much to the inter at Arcade. Messrs. Enos, Pierce and Calkins, address. est of the day. Every thing passed off well, and I trust ed the assembly a few moments each, in vivid and as a fresh impulse has been given to the glorious cause of fecting terms, and were listened to with marked atten. general education.

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Al Almond, over 1500 persons were in altepdance- it to yourselves entirely to choose the subject the right spirit prevailed-the hospitality and kinduess

U write. : of the people of that place, were fully evinced by an excellent report, and afte. the exercises at the grove,

Albert. – I think we shall like that very much; departed for their several homes, determined (I am but do, dear mamma, write also, because we willing to believe) to have better schools. : 1

shall then see how we should have expressed These Celebrations have already done much good

ourselves. the right feeling is aroused. No other subject cao call people out in such nunbers, in this County, as the sub

Mamma.- I will do so, my dear, with pleaject of Common Schools. They rush to these ineetings

ese meetings sure. The in such vast numbers, ibat in all cases we have been

inksta obliged to take to the grove. The worst evils we encounter here, are small inetficient districts.-Will you

Fanny. -Really, mamma, there does not point your artillery at this subject;-our people are seem much connection between those words, nearly ripe for consolidation. Yours truly.

but we will try. H. WILSON, Co Supt. of Southern District. After some time the children produced their Little Genesec, September 14, 1813.

slatés. | CONVENTIONS TO BE HELD IN OCTOBER.

Mamma.--Now, Lucy, you are the youngest, DUTCHESS

read your sentence aloud first. Holds her county convention on the 141h inst.. Lucy.-I am afraid you will think it very badALBANY .

ly done, mamma, but perhaps I shall write the On Thursday the 5th of October. A TEACHERS' DRILL | next better. will be héid at Bethlehem, on Friday, the 6th at Sloans

nme.When I ville for Guilderland; on Saturday the 7th, at West Troy, for Watervliet; on Monday, the 9th, at the Hol. low, for Coeymans ; on Tuesday, the 10th, at Chesterville, for Westerlo; on Wednesday, the lith, at Rens.

love. selaerville; on Thursday, the 12th, at Bern; on Friday, the 13th, at Kooxville, and on Saturday, the county

of bad ineeting will convene at Bradt's, in New-Scotland. The drills will open at 9 A. M. On each evening there

inkstund, to prevent it from spilling. will be a meeting of the trustees, and inhabitants of the Mamma.-That will do, Lucy; I see you un. several towns, and addresses may be expected. Pro- derstand what I meant you to do. Albert, what fessor Davies, of West Point, has kindly offered bis aid to make the Drills useful to our winter schools.

Albert.-The 'wool was yesterday brought in, Normal Schools

my friend, for it would have been a sad picture Will be opened by the superintendents of the follow.

to see the sheep, from the bad weather, as black ing counties, to continue from two to four weeks, to aid the teachers in acquiring a knowledge of their du

as my inkstand. ties.

| Mamma.-Right, my dear; but try in future FULTON AND TOMPKINS

not to introduce any substantives, but those I Open their schools in October.

have given you. Now, Fanny, what have you CAYUGA,

for me? The school will be opened on the 3d of Oct., at Au. Fanny.-No friend, yesterday, could have burn, for two weeks, by Hon. Salem Town, J. B. Thom. son, Esg, and Mr. Storkes, the County Supr.

braved the weather, unless he was clothed in

wool, for the skies were the picture of my inkORLEANS.

stand. On the 4th of October, for two weeks, by the Rev. Messrs. French and McHarg, E R. Reynolds, Esq.,

Mamma.—You have all fallen into the same County Superintendent, Messrs. W. Tillinghast,'N, W. mistake, by introducing a substantive too much ; Bales, s, Bates,'S. B. Taylor, W. Reynolds, G. H. Stone, but our next sentence will be better, I have no A. Thomas and H. C. White.

doubt. I will read you mine. Yesterday, beA visiting committee also appointed.

ing rather rainy weather, I took my inkstand, WASHINGTON.

and wrote to a friend, of whom I have a picture, At Cambridge for the Southern section on the 10th of

worked in wool. Oct., and at West Granville for the Northern Division on the 3d of Oct. The former to continue three, the Albert.-Oh, mamma, that is much better latter two weeks, by the able County Superintendents, than ours; do give us some more words. the brothers Wright.

Mamma.-Here are six,--head, thought, Has not an educational movement began? Will not

hand, truth, person, flower. Let us try again every lover of his country wish it God Speed ?

what we can make of them.

Lucy.-We have done now, mamma, we Youth's Miscellany.

have not been so long as we were before. Shall

I read mine?
ELEMENTS OF COMPOSITION.

Mamma.-Yes, Lucy.

Lucy.--My hand, and head, and person, and (Composition, orthography and grammar, are all / every thought, as well as every flower, are made agreeably and successfully taught by the following me.

hy God ;-this is a truth. " thod: we have tested it. Let the pupils parse what

1. Mamma.~Very well, my dear ; but still you

have not avoided the error I pointed out to you they write, and they will thus learn both to analyse and

in the 'last sentence. Let me hear yours, Alcompose sentences. It is not enough to know how to

bert. take the watch to pieces--the watch maker is able to Albert.-Every person who plucks a flower, put it together.-Ed.)

and lifts it, with his hand to his head, will find Mamma. I have thought of an amusing and it a truth, that is worthy of thought. improving exercise for you to-day, my dears ; Mamma.—That is beiter, Albert; what have and you must each try to make the best choice you written, Fanny ? of words, and do it as well as you can. I Fanny.-It is a truth, that my hand, and my · Fanny.--Do tell us what it is, mamma. head, and indeed my whole person, resembles a

Mamma. I will give you six substantives, flower, which fades away as swift as thought.and you must form them into sentences. I leave 'Now, mamma, let us have yours."

Mamma.-Every person of thought, on taking pliers of 9, (viz. 405) when divided by 9, gives a flower in his hand, will be convinced of the a quotient of 45 ; and the component figures of truth, that the head which contrived it was di- either the dividend or quotient added together vine. --Shall I give you six more words? make 9. Fanny-Pray do, mamma.

Multiply any row of figures either by nine, or Mamma. I have thought of some ; perhaps by any one of the products of nine multiplied by you will find them more difficult to form into a one of the digits, as by 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72. sentence than those I have given you before.- or 81, and the sum of the figures of the product They are pardon, birds, air, wilderness, bread, added together will be divisible by 9. and world.

Multiply the 9 digits in the following order. Lucy :-Really, mamma, that is difficult; but 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9, by nine, or by any other of the I do not despair of making a sentence. I have products of nine mentioned in the last paragraph, just thought of something. Pray do not speak, and the product will come out all in one figure, sister, till I have written it down. Mamma, I except the place of tens, which will be an (), and shall soon have done.

that figure will be the one which multiplied in• Lucy shortly produced her slate with great 10 9, supplies the multiplier ; that is, if you se. complacency, and her mamma read aloud : lect 9 as the multiplier, the product will be (ex.

Air is as necessary for birds, as bread is for cept the place of tens) all'ones; if you select 18, for us in this world ; pardon me, but I should all twos; if 27, all threes, and so on. Omitllie not like to live in a wilderness.

18 in the multiplicand, and the 0 will also vanish Mamma.—My dear Lucy, here is an error I from the product leaving it all ones, twos, threes, should like you to discover for yourself. What|&c. as the case may be. parts of speech were those which I gave you? Lucy. Substantives, mamma.

MUTATIONS OF THE ALPHABET. Mamma.—Then read your sentence, Lucy, and stop at each of the six words, and ask your.

As this volume may be often used in schools, self if they are substantives.

| it is but fair that we shonld give out an exerLucy.-No mamma ; pardon is a verb, as I

cise in arithmetic, occasionally, for the older have used it. Mamma.-It is so, my dear ; how can you

children in schools and families. correct the sentence ?

In many schoolbooks on arithmetic there is a Lucy.-Will this do, mamma? He could

rule laid down by the name of Permutation of

Quantities. It is a mode of ascertaining how scarcely obtain pardon, who should prefer to

many different ways any given number of things live always in a wilderness.

can be so changed, as to stand. at every change. Mamma. That is better, certainly, Lucy;1;

cy: in a different position with respect to each other. but I should have liked the different members |

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Thus the figures 1, 2, and 3, may stand in of the sentence to have been more connected

4 six different ways with respect to each other ;

in differ than they are. Albert, are you ready?

as follows. Albert. Yes, mamma, I have written: Some

1st. 1. 2. 3 birds live in the wilderness, their world is the

2d. 1. 3. 2 air, and they need no pardon for taking their

3d. 2. 1. 3 bread wherever they can find it.

4th.- -2. 3. 1 Mamma. Very well, my dear; what has

5th -3. 1. 2 Fanny written?

6th.- 3. 2. 1 Fanny. The world is surrounded by air, the

The number increases surprisingly at the ad. birds fly through it, even across a wilderness; I dition of every figure : for though 1, 2, and 3, they never want for bread, nor need ask for par.

are susceptible of but six mutations or changes, don.

1, 2, 3 and 4, can be changed 24 times ; and 1, Pray, mamma, read us what you have writ.

2, 3, 4, and 5, no less than 120. The nine dilen.

gits can be changed 362,880 times. Mamma. The world is a wilderness, bread

The same is true of anything else, as well as is provided for us whilst we are in it, and par.

the nine digits. Take the twenty-six letters of don is offered, free as the air, through which

the English Alphabet, for example. We find, birds fly.

in the same manner, that a, b, and c, are sus: Albert.-How much I like mamma's sentence!

ceptible of the six following mutations. Is it not strange, that though we have all had the same words, we have none of us written at

а ь с all alike.

a cb

cab Mamma.-Because, my dear, our minds are

ъа с

с ъ а . so differently formed there is in all the Will also give you the changes of the first four works of God an endless variety. You have letters of the Alphabet. never met with any two individuals exactly a b c d

с а ъ d alike, either in person, or disposition, and in

а с ь d

с а а ь nature every thing is beautifully diversified.

a b dc

с ь a d

a d b c SINGULAR PROPERTIES OF THE FIGURE 9. a dcb

a C Multiply 9 by itself, or by any other of the ba c d digits, and the figures of the product added to: b ca d gether will amount to 9. , The component fig. b da c

db a ures of the amount of the multlpliers, (viz. 45) b c d a .

d b ca when added together, make 9.

bd ca

d с а ь The amount of the several products or multi b a dc

а с ъ а

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All this is plain; and there is nothing very EDUCATION IN KING HENRY THE EIGHTH'S REIGN. startling about it. But when we come to ascer. tain the changes of which a much larger numot Before the Reformation, young men were ed. ber of letters or figures is susceptible, the re. ucated in monasteries, and women in nunneries; sults are more surprising. The number of where the latter were instructed in writing, changes any given number of things will under drawing, cookery, and needle work, and what go, is found by multiplying all the terms of the were then regarded as female accomplishments, given series of numbers continually into each in physic and surgery. The acquisitions of the other.

former, were limited to writing, and a tincture Thus 1 the first of the series, probably of barbarous Latin ; but ignorance was is multiplied by 2 the second of the series, so common, that Fitzherbert recommends to gen

tlemen unable to commit notes to writing, the and the product

practice of notching a stick to assist their memo by 3 the third of the series, &c.ories. When removed from these seminaries to

the houses of their parents, both sexes were

treated in a manner that precluded improvement. If we have made no mistake in multiplying, Domestic manners were severe and formal; a the mutations or changes of the twenty-six let. haughty reserve was affected by the old, and an ters of the Alphabet are no less than 139,421, abject deference exacted from the young. Sons 257,797,501,000,840,000,000. Now suppose when arrived at manhood, are represent. these changes all to be made out, as we made ed as standing silent and uncovered in their out those of the first three or four, and those let father's presence; and daughters, though woters, either printed or written, were so placed men, were placed 'like statues at the cupboard, that each should take no more space than the nor permitted to sit and repose themselves till 1.100 part of a square inch, which would be their mothers retired. somewhat more close than the printed lines of this page. As the square inches in a square

THE LAW OF KINDNESS. yard are 1,296, this number, multiplied by 100, would give the number of letters which would "Don't speak so cross,” said one little boy stand on a square yard, viz. 129,600. Divide yesterday in the street to another. "Don't the whole number of changes of the alphabet, speak so cross--there's no use in it." We hapby this last number, and you have a quotient of pened to be passing at the time, and hearing 1.075,781,310,165,902,784,259; the number of the injunction, or rather exhortation-for it was square yards of space which these changes made in a hora tory tone and manner; we set would require. But the whole earth's surface the juvenile speaker down as an embryo philo. is said to contain no more than 617,197,435,008, sopher. In sooth, touching the point involved 000 square yards; and if so, it would require in the boyish difficulty which made occasion for 1.759.213 such globes as this, on which to write the remark, he might probably be considered as

I the changes of the twenty-six letters of the at a maturity. What more could Solomon have alphabet!

said on the occasion ? True, he hath put it on We confess that we are almost startled at the record, that “a soft answer turneth away result, ourselves ; and we beg our readers in the wrath,” and this being taken as true-and eve. schools, to repeat the process, and see if we

rybody knows it to be so-it is evidence in favor have made no mistake. A very small mistake. l of the superiority of the law of kindness over only, in the early part of the process, would lead that of wrath. But our young street philoso. us very far from truth in the end ; just as a pher said pretty much the same thing substan. small departure from the path of virtue, in eartially, when he said, " don't speak so crossly life, may lead us we know not whither-be there's no use in't." No indeed, there is cerfore we are old.

tainly no use in it. On the contrary, it invaria. There is one moral consideration to which

Ich bly does much harm. Is a man angry? it inthis subject may lead us, independent of its valoflames his ire still more: and confirms in his ue as a lesson in arithmetic. Many have won enmity, him who by a kind word, and a gentle dered that among so many millions of the human and forbearing demeanor, might be converted race, there should be so few whose features are

into a friend. It is in fact an addition of fuel exactly or nearly alike. Now it seems to us to a flame already kindled. And what do you wonderful, on the contrary, that we see so many gain by it? Nothing desirable, certainly, unstriking resemblances. Think of the various less discord. strife, contention, hatred. malice parts, if we may so say, which go to make up a land all uncharitableness. be desirable. He face! Why, there are vastly more of them than'

than speaks the “ words of truth and soberness." of the letters of the alphabet. Then why shouldi?

1" Don't speak so cross—there's no use in't.” we not expect as many mutations ?—Think of the shades of the complexion, the eyes, and the hair ; the many forms and relative distances of Wistrict School Journal. the eyes, eyebrows, cheekbones, nostrils, lips, &c; the various forms of the chin, and various Is published on the 1st of each month-Office New

State Hall
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