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PERKINS' MATHEMATICAL SERIES,

AN ELEMENTARY ARITHMETIC, Designed for Academies and Schools; also serving as an Introduction to the Higher Arithmetic

BY GEORGE R. PERKINS, A. M. From the numerous commendations which this book The work bears the indubitable mark of having been has received, we select the following extract:

scientifically arranged by a practical and yet deeply "Numerous as are the School Arithmetics of the day, mathematical mind. From his familiarity with the and simple as the branch is, this work nevertheless abstruse branches of the science of quantity, and from possesses merits which are peculiarly its own. Among his adeptness in the art of instruction, Mr. Perkins was ihese merits we would enumerate his logical method of admirably fitted for the present task. He has silentis treating Decimal Fractions, before introducing the sub- lopped off extraneous and useless matter, correets ject of Federal Money; and also, the adoption of Mr. the expression of rules, and adapted his examples ta Horner's excellent rule for the extraction of the Cube the rule in such a form, that the pupilcorn prebends Root. In addition, however, to these obvious improve with clearness, and retains with great facility all the Inents, there is another excellence which is unique.- mysteries of this complicated science."

HIGHER ARITHMETIC, Designed for Common and High Schools, Academies and Colleges, in which some entirely new principles are developed, and many concise and easy rules given which have never before ap.

peared in any arithmetic. By GEORGE R. PERKINS, A. M. This work has been before the public for three years, of October, wbich will be especially adapted to the and received the unqualified approbation of nearly wants of the higher classes in common schools, and in every mathematical teacher or professor, editor or 1 style of execution second to no school-book ever superintendent, in whose hands it has been placed. A lished. new and improved edition will be issued adout the Ist

COMMON SCHOOL ALGEBRA. We have in course of preparation, and shall publish the same author. designed expressly for the use of me early next spring, an elementary work on Algebra, by mon schools, or for beginners.

A TREATISE ON ALGEBRA. Embracing besides the elementary principles, all the higher parts usually taught in Colleges; ek

taining, moreover, the new method of Cubic and Higher Equations, as well as the developest and application of the more recently discovered Theorem of Sturm. By Geo. R. PERKINS, A.N.

This book is well known and highly approved, being to have an opportunity of presenting copies of the ab. used in Union and Geneva Colleges, as well as in most to teachers or superintendents who may wish to en other leading schools. The Publishers are always happy | ive them with reference to their introduction. Utica, August, 1844.

BENNET, BACKUS & HAWLEY, Publishers.

PHILOSOPHICAL THEORY AND PRACTICE OF PENMANSHIP.
A System of Twelve Books, in Three Parts.

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business style. It comprises as exercises, single small PLAN AND USE OF THE SYSTEM letters, entire words, capital letters, alphabetical sen.

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DISTRICT SCHOOL JOURNAL,

OF THE STATE OF NEW-YORK.

VOL. V.

ALBANY, NOVEMBER, 1844.

No. 3.

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who owns or hires real property in such district, POR THE ENLARGED JOURNAL.

subject to taxation for school purposes, is, with For one copy, in all cases, (per annum,).... 50 ets. out any other qualification, entitled to vote upon " fone handred copies, each, ............... 31"

any question, at any school district meeting held Postmasters will forward silver.

in such district. This class includes all ocor

pants of real estate taxable in the district, NOTICES.

whether owners or tenants, and it is immaterial,

if the property which they occupy is taxable for ALBANY.

district purposes, whether such tar is assessed Teachers' Drills will be held at New Salem, for the town of New. Scotland, on the 12th of]"

to and paid by the owner or occupant.

of 2. No other inhabitant of the district, except November ; at Bangall's, for Guilderland, on

the owners or occupants of real estate, can vote the 13th ; at Adams, for Bethlehem, on the 14th;lät district

th; at district meetings: unless they are voters at at the Hollow, for Coeymans, on the 15th ;

town meetings, and unless in addition to this, and at Troy, for Watervliet, on the 16th.

they possess one or more of the following quali The Teacher's Convention adjourned to meet fic at Albany on the 23d inst. at 10 A. M., when |

hen | 1. Have paid a rate bill for teachers' wages in Dr. Potter, of Union college, will address them.

:such district, within one year preceding the time All who heard Dr. Potter's address on the 19th

of offering their vote: or, ult., will make an effort lo secure the general",

2. Have paid a district tax within two years: attendance of our teachers. In no way can the day be so profit.ibly and so pleasantly spent.

3. Own personal property liable to be taxed To the County Superintendents of Schools:

for school purposes in such district, exceeding GENTLEMEN-Many of you expressed a wish

h $50 in value, exclusive of such as is exempt in extending your invirations to me, that my visit

it from execution. could be delayed till after election, on acconnt

The owners or occupants of real property,

taxable in the district for school purposes, may of the violent political excitement which now

vote at school district meetings, whether they are generally prevails. I cheerfully accord with your wish. But as bad roads and inclement

6 voters at town meetings and elections, or not : weather will quickly follow after the time speci.

Provided only they are males of full age, and fied. I have thought it best to postpone further in the case of aliens,) entitled to hold lands in operations till the months of May or June next,

this State. But these inhabitants, who are when we may reasonably look both for a pleasani

neither the owners nor occupants, (and by occuseason for travelling, and a more peaceful state

pancy is, of course, to be understood, legal ocof the public mind. Ample notice will be given

cupancy by tenancy, either for years or at will

derived from the owner,) must, at all events, be of the resumption of my tour, through the Journal.

voters at town meetings, and in addition to this, Oct. 10, 1844. THOS. H. PALMER.

in some way directly interested in the school, either by paying taxes for district porposes, (not highway taxes,) or rate bills, or having perso. nai property to the amount of $50 liable to

taxation for school purposes. STATE OF NEW.YORK-SECRETARY'S OFFICE.

Yours, &c. DEPARTMENT OF COMMON SOHOOLS.

S. YOUNG. QUALIFICATION OF VOTERS IN

NOTICE TO PUBLISHERS.
SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETINGS.

The Montgomery County Common School As

sociation has appointed a committee consisting DEAR SIR :-In answer to yours of the 5th

of J. R. Herrick, D. B. Hagar, F. P. Moutinst. respecting the qualifications of voters in

ton, C. Pallerson and C. E. Dubois, to select a school district meetings. I reply:

series of text books for the schools of said 1. Every male person, of full age, (21 years

county, and report the same at the next annual or upwards,) residing in any school district, and

meeting of the association, which convenes in entiiled to hold lands in this State, (including

April next, at the village of Fonda. aliens not naturalized, but who have filed in the

Authors and publishers are requested to foroffice of the Secretary of State, a certificate of

finish copies of such works as may be published their intention to become citizens, thereby enti."

by them, directed to the care of the chairman of tling themselves to take and hold real estate.) | the committee, al Mirra ville, Mont. Co.

J. R. HERRICK, Chair. Com.

OFFICIAL

DUTIES OF COUNTY SUPERINTENDENTS. only as a due regard to the preservation and

general diffusion of the books require-the inNo. II.

dispensable necessity of unity, harmony and

concert of action, to the accoinplishment of the The officers, either separately or in conjunction beneficial resu:is contemplated by the school with the respective Town Superintendents, arere. act-and more than all, the importance of a uni. quired to "inquire into all matters relating to form manifestation of an enlightened interest in the government, course of instruction, books, behalf of elementary education, by every mem. studies, discipline and conduct of the schools, ber of the community :-these are considerations and the condition of the school-houses, and of which the County Superintendent should press the districts generally." The faithful perform- upon the attention of officers and inhabitants of ance of this duty, in all its parts, is obviously districts, with an earnestness and an urgency essential, in order to enable the Superintendents commensurate with their value and importance. to possess themselves of an accurate and practi. The government and discipline of the schools, cal knowledge of existing evils or imperfections including the mode of teaching pursued, constiin every department of the school, and to apply tute an essential feature in their character and the appropriate remedy. They are then “ to ad. means of usefulness, and should be faithfully vise and counsel with the trustees and other offi. and thoroughly scrutinized. In the absence of cers of the district in relation to their duties, a systematic preparation of teachers, through particularly in relation to the erection of school the agency of a seminary expressly devoted to houses ; and to recommend to such trustees, and this purpose, the officers called upon to investi. the teachers employed by them, the proper stu- gate their qualifications can of necessity look dies, discipline and conduct of the schools, the no farther than their general moral character, course of instruction to be pursued, and the and intellectual attainments. They possess no books of elementary instruction to be used there- means of knowing their capability of commuin."

nicating instruction to others, even in those In the discharge of the important functions branches in which they are themselves most thus devolved upon them, they will naturally thoroughly conversant and familiar. They candirect their attention in the first instance to the not penetrate behind the veil of that external general condition of the district-its organiza. moral deportment which may nevertheless contion-territorial boundaries-taxable property- ceal deplorable inequalities of temper, unconnumber of children entitled to attend the school- geniality of spirit, with the vocation of the location and extent of its site for a school teacher, and a total want of affinity to the nature house,—the condition of its finances and the of youthful mind-a nature sure to be attracted mode of their administration-its resources and as the needle to the pole, towards the magnet of liabilities-its library-number of volumesma congenial mind. They must see the teacher average circulation and the character of the in his school-room-ascerlain his practical quali. booksthe existence of dissensions of any na. fications for the discharge of the duties which ture calculated to interrupt the harmony or af. he has undertaken-his views of the science of fect the efficiency and prosperity of the school, education, and the practical result of those and the practicability of their amicable adjust views—his mode of developing the intellectual ment-the interest manifested by the inhabitants faculties and cultivating the moral nature of his in reference to the affairs of the district gene. pupils, under the diversified manifestations of rally, and particularly in reference to the school- each, which are constantly presented to his no in short, all those elements which favorably or tice-his system of government and discipline, unfavorably affect the external interests of the and its effects; and they must critically observe, school and the district. The importance and ne. from time to time, the progress which, under cessity of such an arrangement of the territory his direction, his pupils have made-not in of the district as suitably to accommodate each knowledge merely-but in that sound mental and inhabitant with the necessary facilities for keep. moral culture which forms and matures charac. ing his children in regular attendance at the ter. school, and at the same time secure a sufficient Under the vast impulse which has been given amount of taxable property to be able to meet, to the philosophy of the human mind during the without embarrassment or difficulty, the ordina past half century, elementary education has as. ry expenditures for the support of the school, sumed the rank, and we may almost add the prethe building and repair of the school-house, &c., cision and certainty of a science, Its principles together with an adequate number of children to have been thoroughly investigated by the ablest keep up an efficient organization.--the advanta. and most profound minds; and all its details ges resulting from an ample an 1 if practicable, have been subjected to the test of practical a cultivated play ground-a neat and substan- analysis, under circumstances well adapted to tial school-house, constructed in reference to the the ascertainment of truth. The teacher, there. most appoved models, and furnished with the va. | fore, who feels the dignity and importance of rious conveniences of every description which his profession, and honestly desires to discharge the physical or mental wants of the pupils re. his whole duty, has it in his power to familiar. quire the value of such an administration of size himself with the results of the experience the financial affairs of the district as shall pre. I of those who, in his own and other countries, clude the possibility of embarrassment in this have sought out and applied the best methods of respect, arising either from the neglect, dishon. instruction and discipline : and he owes it to esty or want of judgment of its officers--the in. himself as well as to his employers and the com. estimable benefits of a well selected library, munity, to attain and avail himself of this know. embracing works adapted to every grade of men. ledge to the utmost practicable extent. His systal improvement and every class of readers, and tem of instruction should be in accordance with rendered accessible to all, with such restrictions I the soundest principles of educational science

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