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in this Department, may we not fondly hope that the star more skilfully than he who has not; the engraver in which has risen with such brillianey will increase its splen- metal must be in like manner benefited by early disdor until the blessings of a good and thorough common school cipline of the eye and the hand. To the carver, the education shall be diffused in every portion of the State joiner, the worker in stone, the carver in wood, the when knowledge shall be as free to all as the breeze which art of drawing is not less useful, while to all those esfans the brow of the child—when virtue and patriotism shall pecially who are to be occupied in producing articles

of ornament and taste, it is almost indispensable." infuse their own elements into every common school in the State and give permanency to those Institutions cherished by every lover of his country with unyielding tenacity.

ADDRESS TO THE TEACHERS OF MONROE COUNTY.

At the last Annual Meeting of the Monroe County TOWN SUPERINTENDENTS SHOULD BE EMPOW- Teachers Association, a committee was appointed to ERED TO ADMINISTER OATHS.

prepare an Address to the Teachers of the County on It has been suggested, with much propriety, that Town the importance of sustaining the Association. We Superintendents of Schools be empowered to administer an extract the following from the address, and request the oath or affirmation whenever any business appertaining to their office should require it. This privilege would often attention of Teachers and friends of education to the save much time and trouble to Teachers and School Officers.

considerations presented : Under the present law, it is frequently necessary that the

“Literature, the Arts and Sciences are progressing Town Superintendent should travel several miles to obtain with a rapi ity that astounds the most sanguine and the oath of those doing such business with him as requires wise, and the world seems to be undergoing a mental verification.

revolution as unprecedented as it is wonderful. At Supervisors and other local officers are allowed to admin. such a crisis it is not fitting that the Art of Teaching ister oaths in cases appertaining to the duties of their office. not every exertion be made to improve and perfect it,

should languish or stand still. On the contrary should and with much convenience to themselves and the public. and to elevate the professional character of those enAs the precedent has been established for other town officers, gaged in it? It is an art which has perhaps no supewhy not give the privilege to Superintendents of Schools ? rior in difficulty, and certainly none in importance, It would be no more than an act of justice without infring- and cannot be acquired in a day. Indeed, a lifetime ing upon the rights of any, and therefore we hope the Le- is often too short to permit the attainment of perfection gislature will confer this power.

in it, and a single mind is rarely capable of discovering for itself all the improvements of which it is sus

ceptible. It requires, then, many years experience, DRAWING.

and the combined wisdom of many minds to perfect This branch of education is no longer considered a system of instruction that shall be entitled to the full

confidence of society. Hence arises the necessity merely ornamental. It is very properly recommend for the formation of Associations and Teacher's Ined by the Visiting Committees of the Boston Public stitutes. Schools as a branch of education that should be taught pable

instructors of public schools, that the advantages

It was discovered by the most experienced and cato every child, and for the following good reasons:

of associating with their fellow teachers and inter“The practice of this art exercises the eye and the changing with them thoughts and opinions upon the hand, rendering the one observant and the other exact, numerous subjects appertaining to their common callwhile it trains that inward faculty which guides them ing, were too great to be lost. They readily foresaw both. It helps to comprehend whatever is delineated the beneficial results that would follow the formation by art or represented by nature. It gradually enlarges of State and County Associations, provided a majority the mental grasp, by exercising the mind to judge of of the teachers would become members, and attend distance, size, shape and relation, and cultivates the the meetings of these bodies. Measures were soon taste by quickening the perception of the beauty which taken, and in every county in the state a Teachers' depends on harmony, proportion and color. "It fur- Association was organized. The benefits which arise nishes a safeguard against idleness, by giving a plea- from these institutions are so numerous and obvious sant and innocent occupation for leisure hours. It that we can hardly deem it necessary to point them makes the child quick to comprehend all illustrations out. upon the black board, and prepares him for his own Uniformity in the method of instruction, all admit to exercise of map-drawing. It should be considered ab- be of great utility, provided it be of great uniformity solutely necessary in a boy's school, as it will be a of excellence. Now uniformity of any kind can only most valuable assistance in almost every occupation be attained by a mutual understanding and agreement, in which men are employed. It aids the mechanic to and that uniformity most to be desired is possible only understand every piece of mechanicism which is fig- when the modes pursued by all are known and the ured, and enables him to represent to others what he best selections from them made. New and improved has himself conceived. It is an essential help to al methods of governing the school, and of conducting most every one engaged in directing, or practically the affairs of the school room are frequently suggested occupied in doing, the work of life; and it is an ele- to the minds of the experienced teacher, which can gant" accomplishment to him whom fortune raises be of service to none but himself, unless he have an above these necessities. It is indispensable to him opportunity to communicate them to his co-laborers in who would plan a house, and to him who would ex- the cause of education. ecute the plan. It is valuable to the ship builder, and At the annual meetings of the Association Committo the seafaring man; to the husbandman who would tees are appointed, whose duty it is to report upon represent the buildings, inclosures and implements of the various matters pertaining to the entire conduct of his farm, and to the student of Nature who would de- a public school. These reports usually embrace much lineate the plants or animals of the woods or fields. valuable information, and not unfrequently excite anThe smith who has learned to draw, uses the hammer imated and profitable discussion.”

DECISIONS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT. double track in one part and a single track in another

these circumstances must be taken into consideraSTATE OF NEW-YORK.

tion. SECRETARY'S OFFICE,

By way of illustration. If there was one mile of Department of Common Schools,

railway, in the town of Camillus valued attwenty-five ALBANY, March 15, 1848.

thousand dollars, one half of which was in District This was an application made by Thomas Y. Howe, No. 1, and one half in District No. 2; and in District Jr, Treasurer of the Auburn and Syracuse Railroad No. 1 there was a Depot worth five thousand dollars, Company, and George Geddes, Trustee of School Dis- then the assessment in No. 1 should be fifteen thoutrict No. 1 Camillus and Salina, in the county of On- sand dollars, and in No. 2 ten thousand dollars. ondaga, for the advice of the Superintendent as to The Trustees of School District No. 1 were correct the mode of assessing Railroad property for school in the manner of assessment and the apportionment taxes.

of valuation A warrant was issued against the Railroad for one

CHRISTOPHER MORGAN, hundred and seventy-eight dollars besides collectors

Supt. Com. Schools. fees, upon a valuation of forty thousand five hundred and fifty-five dollars and eighty cents. The length of

STATE OF NEW-YORK. the road in the town of Camillus is 669 chains and

SECRETARY'S OFFICE, 33 links the length in the district is 225 chains and

Department of Common Schools,

ALBANY, March 15, 1848. 95 links The valuation of the road in the town is

This department is well pleased to be assured that one hundred and twenty thousand dollars, and the

the DISTRICT SCHOOL JOURNAL is more generally read proportion of the valuation in the district is forty thou- than formerly, and its value more highly appreciated. sand, five hundred and fifty-five dollars and eighty Still there are several districts in the State whose ofcents.

ficers neglect, or refuse to take it from the Post Office. It is claimed by the Railroad company that the val

Since the State supplies each district with a copy granation should be made according to the number of acres in the district, instead of the length of the road, be paid out of the Library money, there seems to be

tuitously, and authorizes the postage and binding to as made by the Trustees.

no excuse for this neglect. It is admitted that there are no erections in the town

The Journal is the legal organ of this department. belonging to the Railroad company. In the 4th volume of Paige's Chauncery Reports, in it by authority. Through it this department pro

All laws relating to Common Schools are published 384, the chancellor decided, that Railroad “

compa

mulgates decisions in cases in which the law is exnies whose stock or the principal part thereof, is vested in the lands—necessary for their railways and other plained, or important principles are settled. In order

to carry out the intention of the State, and secure to fixtures connected therewith are taxable on that por

every

of the Journal, this department tion of their capital as real estate, in the several

hereby authorizes the several Town Superintendents towns or wards in which such real estate is situated. to take from the Post Office the copies of the Journal

It was also decided in the same case, that such real estate is to be taxed upon its actual value at the time refused by any School District, preserve them, cause of the assessment, whether that value is more or less them to be bound, place the bound volume in the than the original cost thereof.

District Library, and deduct yearly from such districts In the case of School District No. 3, in the town of so much of their share of the library money as may

be necessary pay the postage and cost of binding. Ballston, Mr. Dıx, superintendent, says“ the assessors

CHRISTOPHER MORGAN, should ascertain from the assessment roll of the town, the aggravate value of so much of the real estate of

Supt. Com. Schools. the company as is within the town. They should as

STATE OF NEW-YORK. certain whether the proportion of that value in respect

SECRETARY'S OFFICE, to the railway included within their district is equal

Department of Common Schools, to the value of the whole of the real estate of the

ALPANY, Feb. 10, 1848. company included within another district in which Sır: In your letter of the 21 January, you enquire the length of the railway is the same.”

what amount of apparatus will justify a District in The Trustees should first ascertain the aggregate applying library money to Teachers wages. value of the railway and fixtures in the town, and It is not probable that I shall consent to the applicathen ascertain and assess the proportionate value of tion of Library money to Teachers wages during my that part of the railway in the district where the tax is continuance in office, whatever may be the extent of to be laid.

the library or apparatus. If there are no fixtures making one part of the road

Very respectfully yours, more valuable than another, then each mile of the rail.

CHRISTOPHER MORGAN. way should be estimated as of equal value.

Sup. Com. Schools. If there are erections in one part of the town, or a MR. L. W. HALL, Trustee of Dis. No. 4, Salina.

district a copy

to

EDITOR'S TABLE.

and judgment, remain almost wholly undeveloped.

This results not from any original inferiority of faculTWENTY NINTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE NEW ties, but from the want of hearing which shuts them YORK INSTITUTION FOR THE EDUCATION OF THE DEAF AND

out from the commerce of the mind, from the acquiDUMB, made to the Legislature, January 28, 1818:-Also; sition, through the natural channel, the ear, of a lanTWELFTII ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MANAGERS guagé perfected by the successive labors of all the OF THE NEW YORK INSTITUTION FOR THE BLIND.

higher minds of the race, and the mere possession of These reports are among the most interesting public doc- which implies much development of ideas, and fur: uments of the Legislature. No one can read them without nishes a powerful instrument of the thought; from having his sympathies most actively excited in behalf of the the stores of traditionary knowledge accur

umulating unfortunate persons for whose benefit these Institutions were for uncounted generations, of which that language is estal lished and liberally supported by the enlightened and the repository; and more, even, than all this, from generous policy of our State Government. In no respect

the emulative play and struggle of thought and inteldo ve find public sentiment more fully embodied in legisla- lect, that so powerfully sharpens the faculties and tive enactments, than in the fostering care bestowed upon hear. Minds thus isolated from other minds, may be

stimulates the mental development of children who the Education of the Deaf and Dumb, and the Blind. Pa compared to the individual plates of a voltaic pilerental solicitude too generally prevents that early attend they require to be put in communication before the ance upon these excellent Institutions necessary to rapid electric current of thought can flow. and easy progress in study, especially with the Deaf and “Children who hear when their systematic education Dumb. Mental action is more intense among the blind, and begins, are already possessed of the great instrument consequently their progress is not rendered so slow and dif- of thought and communication, language. They ficult as among deaf mutes, who sufier for want of the means have, moreover, acquired a very considerable amount of communication with their parents and friends by the de. of that traditionary knowledge, from which the deaf

For the latter a language

and dumb are excluded lay; but there is a gradual improvement in this respect, that gives to these Institutions increased promise of usefulness must be constructed piece by piece, not such a lanThe Teachers and Officers of these Institutions have mer- but one by which they may with comparative slow

guage as is most easy for them to remember and use, ited the utmost contidence and respect for the able manner

ness and difficulty, converse with other men. In in which they have discharged the duties assigned them.- teaching the simplest terms of this language, addiThe systems of instruction, and the arrangements for im- tional labor is often required to explain the ideas that parting a correct and practical knowledge of the industrial they represent, to minds accustomed 10 dwell only pursnits of life, are the fruit of long experience and study, on sensible perceptions. and are well adapted to meet the wants of those whose inn “Hence it is, that several years of study and labor prorement and comfort they are designed to promote. The

on the part of teacher and pupil, are often required to greatest possible care is taken to improve the methods of advance the deaf mute pupil only to the point at instruction, and increase the facilities for carrying out the which the school education of a child, who hears, is

begun. With such an immense advantage in the out: high behests of the State in fostering these Institutions.

set it would be strange indeed, if the latter did not in The number of pupils now in attendance at the Institution general

, make greater progress in an equal term of for the Deaf and Dumb is 225, of whom 160 are the benefiinstruction. ciaries of the State, 16 of the city of New York, and 8 of “Very different from this is the condition of the the State of New Jersey. The expenses of 21 are defrayed blind child. It is a great, though prevalent mistake, by their friends, and the remainder are, for the present aca- that this class of unfortunates have stronger or even demical year, boarded and instructed gratuitously, in antici- equal claims on public sympathy. Physically, it is pation of their filling vacancies in the State list. Or the true, the deaf and dumb have many advantages, but whole number, 33 are from the city of New York, and 171 intellectually the advantages of the blind are im.

To them come the voices of kindred and from the remaining counties of the State, 12 from other

friends, cheering their material darkness with intellecstates, and 8 from the British Provinces.

The admirable report closes with the following para- tual and moral light Education will doubtless ingraphs, which we quote as furnishing important information crease their comforts, their means of subsistence, but in regard to the operations of the human mind when its without special education, they already possess the communication with the material world is partly intercepted language of their fellow men; can hear others read, as in the case of deaf mutes: . “ When we would measure the degree of success entific, or political, and above all, the religious privi

can take part in public meetings, whether social, sciattained in the instruction of the deaf and dumb, we must bear in mind the peculiar difficulties, in the way their fellow inen enjoy."

leges, save private study, which the most favored of of the early mental development of those unfortunate children. Placed, for the most part, in the course of

The Institution for the Blind contains 134 inmates, of Providence, in families ignorant of the mode of com- whom 104 are beneficiaries of the State of New York, 6 of munication with the deaf, by a language addressed to the State of New Jersey, 19 are graduated pupils who supthe eye, the majority of deaf mute children have, be- port themselves by various employments in connection with fore they come to us, no medium of communication, the Institution, and 5 are suppported by their friends. save such instinctive gestures as may suffice to ex The want of suitable books is mentioned as a serious obplain the simplest wants, to make intelligible the sim- stacle to the progress of the blind. In consequence of this plest movements of the soul, Some of more than embarrassment, their means of self-improvement and entercommon mental activity and blessed with kind and tainment after leaving the Institution, are exceedingly limiattentive companions, have gone farther than this, ted. This subject has received the attention of the Board and established with their associates a dialect of signs of Managers, and the friends of the blind elsewhere, wko rude and scanty indeed, but sufficient for necessary communications, and even for affording some social have made attempts to induce the General Government to enjoyment. Still, as a general rule, the mental pow. remedy the evil by an appropriation for the purpose of mulers of uneducated deaf mutes lie nearly dormant and tiplying books for the use of the blind. the faculties of the mind, particularly the memory In addition to the excellent system of instruction, great at.

mense.

tention is bestowed upon the industrial department of the this state, the several sums of money hereinafter mentioned, Institution. Experience has fully proven that the blind are not exceeding sixty dollars annually to any one county, from to find their most reliable means of support in manual labor ed for the use and benefit of teachers' institutes as hereinaf

the income of the United States deposite fund, to be expendat some handicraft employment; and that however desira- ter provided. ble to all may be the pleasures of a highly cultivated intel § 2. Wherever a majority of town superintendents of comlect, the means of earning an honest living are of far greater mon schools in any county in this state unile in a recommen. value to those for the amelioration of whose condition the dation, and file with the county clerk thereof a certificate,

signifying their desire that a teachers institute should be or Institution was established.

ganized in such county, for the instruction and improvement We find the following suggestions in regard to furnishing of common school teachers for such county, it shall thereup

on be the duty of such clerk forthwith to appoint three town permanent employment to the graduates of this Institution,

superintendents of the county, and notify them of their apin this able report:

pointment, to constitute an advisory committee to make ne" The conviction that has for years been fixing itself cessary arrangements for organizing and managing such in. in the minds of the managers, that the great majority stitute, and such clerk shall also immediately give such pubof the blind are to earn their own bread by their man- lic notice in such manner as he may deem most proper to the ual labor, in connection with the fact that the isolated teachers of common schools of the county, and to others who blind workman labors under many disadvantages that and where the teachers may meet and form such institute.

may desire to become such, specifying a lime and place when association with his fellow workmen greatly ovviates, § 3. Whenever any institute shall have been organized as has determined the board to apply to your honorable herein provided, it shall be the duty of said committee, and boxy, at an early day, for such ani amendment of their they shall have power to secure iwo or more suitable persons charier as shall enable them to establish, in connec- to lecture before such institute upon subjects pertaining to tion with the Institution, a workshop, where all who common school teaching and discipline, and various educaare willing to work, may be enabled to support them- tional subjects which may be deemed calculated to qualify

common school teachers, and to improve common schools; selves by the proceeds of their industry."

and said committee shall keep an accurate account in items, A bill appropriating $15,000 for this object is now pending of the necessary expenses of such institute in procuring such the action of the Legislature and will probably be made a lecturers, and otherwise, and shall verity such account by af

fidavit, and deliver the same to the county treasurer, to be law.

audited by and filed with him when application shall be made OLLENDORFF's new method of learning to read, write and to such treasurer, as hereinafter provided.

♡ 4. Whenever any county treasurer shall receive satisfacspeak the Spanish LANGUAGE: with an appendix, containing tory evidence that not less than titiy or in counties of under a brief, but comprehensive recapitulation of the rules, as thirty thousand population then not less than thirty teachers well as of all the verbs, both regular and irregular; so as to and individuals intending to become teachers of common

schools within one year, shall have been in regular attend. render their use easy and familiar to the most ordinary ca

ance on the instructions and lectures of the institute in the pacity. Together with practical rules for the Spanish pro- county during at least ten working days, he shall audit and nunciation, and models of social and commercial correspon- allow the account which shall be presented to him by the dence. The whole designed for young learners, and per- ihe amount so audited and allowed, not exceeding sixty dol

committee as aforesaid, and shall pay over to said committee sons who are their own instructors. By M. VELAZQUEZ, and lars in any one year, to be disbursed by said commitiee in T. SIMONNE, professors of the Spanish and French Langua- paying the expenses incurred by the institute as aforesaid. ges. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 200 Broadway. Phil § 5. Every such committee shall annually transmit to the adelphia: Geo. S. Appleton, 148 Chesnut street. 1818.

state şuperintendent of common schools a catalogue of the

irames of all persons who shall have attended such institute, We are indebted to Messrs. STODDARD & BABCOCK of this with such other statistical information and within such time City for a copy of this valuable work. Its title page so well as may be prescribed by said state superintendent. presents the design and object of the book that we need 56. This act shall take effect immediately. not give a description of its contents. The Ollendorff series is not less remarkable for simplicity

STEREOTYPING, of arrangement than for natural and philosophical analysis of language.

PRINTING MATERIALS & BOOK PRINTING. CHAMBERS' MISCELLANY of useful and entertaining knowledge. Edited by WILLIAM CHAMBERS, joint Editor of Cham

BARNS, SMITH & COOPER, bers' Edinburgh Journal.” Boston: Gould, Kendall & Lincoln.

SYRACUSE, N. Y., This series of publications is truly a library of itself. When OULD respectfully call the attention of Printers and Pubsubstantially bound they will receive as they richly merit a

their Establishment, for STEREOTYPING, place in every public library.

PRINTING M.L'ERIALS & BOOK PRINTING. PUBLISHERS; who may be disappointed because no men They have prepared themselves with all the it' cessary nation is made of books kindly laid upon our table, are inform-chinery and material, --s upp.ied themselves with large fonts of ed that we do not design to call attention to ordinary works new and beautiful Type, expressly for the business,—and will in this paper.

execute orders of any size, for St.-reotyping Books, Pamphlets,

Circulars, ('uts, &c., with accuracy and in a style equal to any TEACHERS' INSTITUTE,

establishment in the country. We do not find the subjoined law in the last volume of the

PRINTING MATERIALS. District School Journal, and therefore we give it a place in hand, a constant supply of Printing Materials of every description,

B. S. & C. have also, completed their arrangement io keep on the present number. The Town Superintendents will ob- embracing NEWS, BWK and Plain and Fancy JO!! (metal; TYCE, serve that the responsibility of taking the incipient measures from Peart to four line Pica; WOOD TYPE; BRASS RULES of

all kinds ; LEADS, COMPOSING STICKS, Furniture, Quoins, for this organization of Teachers’ Institutes falls upon them.

HOE'S IMPROVED PRESSES,--in short, every article necessary -a fact to which their special attention is most respectfully to a complete Printing Office-all of which they will furnish to directed.

Printers, or others, as low as can be bought in New York. The AN ACT for the establishment of Teachers' Institutes.

patronage of the craft is respectfully solicited.

CARDS, of every variety of quality, color and size, s'applied at Passed Nov. 13,1817. “Three-fifths being present.” the lowest New York wholesale prices. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate

BOOK PRINTING, and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Executed in the neatest style, and at short notice, on Adams Sec. 1, The Treasurer shall pay, on the warrant of the superior Presses. oɔmptroller, to the order of the several county treasurers of Syracusé, April 1, 1848.

lishers to

OF THE

July, 1847.

NORMAL CHART. . CORNELL'S TERRESTRIAL GLOBE.

Diameter 5 inches. Price $3. Elementary Sounds of the English Language.

This Globe by its peculiar construction possesses advantages

over others beretofore in use. Many problems of difficult solution This Chart was arranged and prepared by D. P.PAGE. Principal for beginners on the common Globe are by this made familiar 10 of the New York State Normal School, and has received the unqua- the most ordinary capacity. The causes of the change of seasous, lified approbation of hundreds of Teachers, who have it in daily and the varied length of days and nights, also the position of the 11 se in their schools. Mr. Page has been long known to the public Sun-The l'lane of the Ecliptic, and the inclination of the Earth's as an experienced Educator, and it is believed that in no departaxis, are readily understood. ment have his efforts been crowned with greater success than in Each Globe is accompanied with a Manunl giving full directions that of Elocution. The Chart embodies the

sults of many years' for its use with solutions of probler &c. An additional reconexperience and attention to the subject, and it is confidently expect- mendation is its simplicity of mechanism which renders it but lited that it will soon become to be regarded as the Standard, on the tle liable to get out of order or be seriously injured, matters of which it teaches, in all our schools. No work of so great We will furnish gratis a copy of ihe Manual to any person who importance, has probably ever been before the public, that has in so will apply Post Paid. short a time been received with so many marked tokens of favor Among the nnmerous lestimonials in favor of this Globe we sefrom Teachers of the highest distinction. Though there are other lect the following: Charts before the public, of merit, yet it is believed that the Normal

Collegiate Institute, Rockester, March 1, 1845. Chart, by the pecullur excellence of its analysis, definitions, direc I have examined Silas Cornell's Improved Globe, and the sma)} cions, and general arrangement, will conimend itself to the atten book accompanying it; and it gives mir great satisfaction to say, tion of all who have in view the best interests of their schools.—that I consider it all that he represents it: and that I think it better The Chart is got up in superior style, is 56 inches long and 45 vide, adapted to the use of schools and families than any thing of the mounted on rollers, cloth backs, and portions of it are distinctly le- kind heretofore in use. gible at the distance of fifty feet Price Two Dollars

C. DEWEY, D. D., M. D., The Chart can be obtained of 4. S. Barnes & Co, and Hunting

Principal and Prof.of Chernistry and Philosoply. ton f. Savage, New-Yerk city ; Wm. J. Reynolds, Boston ; G. & C. Merrian, Springfield, Mass.; E. II. Pease, Albany; Young & llart, From David Prentice, L.L.D., Prof eesor of te Grcek and 1.stin Troy, ; 8. Hamilton, Rochester; Oliver Steele, Buffalo; F. Hall,

Languages and literature, Geneva College. Elmira ; D.D.Spencer & Co., Ithaca ; J.C. Derby & Co , Auburn; To DR. HAMILTON: Dear Doctor-Icarinot permit Mr. CORNELL Benneit, Backus & Hawley, and G. Tracy, Utica; M. C. You glove, to leave us, without expressing to you my sincere thanks for ibe Cleveland, Ohio ; J. J. Herrick, Detroit, Michigan; and of Booksel- pleisure you have given me, in makin: ne acquainted with him, lers generally. Agents who wi h to purchase the Chart, supplied and the use of his newly constructed Globe in teaching the eleon liberal terms, by

RALL & DICKSON, ments of Geography and Astronomy. In the simple and neal con

Publishers, S. racuse, N. Y. struction of his machinery, and in the ready and clear illustration of FROM S.S. RANDALL.

the principles and facts, lis method surpasses every thing of the SECRETARY'S OFFICE,

kind that I have seen, and cannot fail to meet with the cordial ap.

probation ofall who are learning and teaching these sciences. Department of Common Schools,

Albany, Jan. 25, 1846.
Your friend, most truly,

D PRENTICE. Mr. L. W. Hall, Dear Sir :- have examined the - Normal

From the Prof. of Mathematics in the University of Michigan, Chart of the Elementary sounds of the English language, arranged and prepared by David P. l'age, Principal of the State Normal

Nov. 23, 1847. School, and have no hesitation in cordial.y recommending its in- by Nr. CORNELL's Globe than they can be by any other with which

Some of the effects of the Earth's motions are better illustrated troduction into our District Schools.

It may wherever deemed ad. visable be procured under the authority conferred by the latter

I am acquainted.

GEORGE P. WILLIAMS. clause of the 16th section of the Act of 1843, as a portion of the

From llorace Web ter, L. 1.. D., Frofessor of 'athematic and Na“ Scientific Apparatus for the use ot' Schools," under the conditions specified in that section. Yours, respectfully,

tural Philosophy in Geneva College. S.S. RANDALL,

llaving examined an improved construction of a terrestrial Globe, Deputy Superintendent of Common Schools.

the invention of Mr Silas CORNELL, of Rochester, I consider it as FROM J. A. ALLEN.

possessi:g many decided advantages over those of the common

worm, for the purposes of elementary instruction in Astronomy and Principal of the Syracuse Academy.

Geography.

Syracuse, March 4, 1846. It is particularly designed for the use of coinnon Schools and Mr. Hall-Dear Sir: I have examined with pleasure the Normal Academies. For these objects it is much superior to any other Chart, and am satisfied that it is superior to any thing of the kind with which I am acquainted. I have ordered cne of these Globes with which I am acquainted.

by the authority of the Trustees. for the Union Schools of this vil I have introduced it into my schon), and shall recommend it to the lage.

HORACE WEBSTER. attentior. Os Teachers everywhere.

Geneva College, 26th March, 1845.
Yours &c.,

JOSEPH A. ALLEN. From Benjamin Hale, D. D., l'resident of Geneva College.
FROM T. W. FIELD.

J concur with Professor Webster, in the opinion above exprees. NEW-YORK, Aug. 19, 1846. ed.

BENJAMIN JIALE, Meesrs. Hlaul & DICKSON: Sirs—The Elementary Chart of Nor March 26, 1845

Pres't of Geneva College. mal sounds, prepared by D. D. Page, Esq., Principal of the State Normal School, is in my opinion, calculated to supply a deficiency From the Professor of Mathematics in Woodward College, Cincinthat has long been felt in our schools. Students who are exerci

nati, December 21, 1847. sed upon it, cannot fail to acquire habits of distinct utterance and Having carefully examined Silas CORNELL's Glole, I take plea. correct enunciation. The table of the Elementary sounds appears sure in recommending it to my friends of the Teacher's profession to be arranged on philosophical and correct principles, and the on account of its siinpiicity of construction, and the ease with Chart taken as a whole is eminently deserving a place in all our which, by means of the accompanying little work, any instructor schoole.

T W. FIELD,

can explain to his pupils the leading Geographical and AstronoTeacher Ward School No.3, N. Y, City. mical problems. It possesses several advantages over the Globe

in common use, and is well worthy of a place in every school. TEACHER'S INSTITUTES.

JOSEPH RAY.

-The Massachusetts Common School Journal, in a recomWORK ON TEACHERS' INSTITUTES: Now mendation too long for insertion here, says, “This cheap little af.

fair is really one of the happiest inventions that we have seen for including their origin, progress, and proceedings in the state many a day." of New York and other States; a synopsis of the discus-138: Washington St., Boston ; Baker, Crane & lay, and Clark &

For sale by the following Booksellers and Agents--W. B. Fowle sions on modes of teaching; practical suggestions on organizing and conducting them; and the late Law of this State Austin, N. Y. City; James Henry, Albany ; R. G. Wynkoop, Aumaking an appropriation. It will contain 144 pages, and Mack, Andrews & Co, Ithaca : R. L. Unilerhill & Co, Bath; Nicho

burn; Hall & Dickson, Syracuse ; Knowlton & Rice, Watertown ; may be sent to any part of the U. 9. A. for 5 cents postage. Son & Paine, Albion ; n. C. Wright, Lockport; Jos E. Holmes, . Address S. R. Sweet, Saratoga Springs, E. H. Pease & Co.

, Meadville, Pa., and by agents in most of the states of the U. A. Albany, H. H. Hawley & Co. Utica, or Stoddard & Babcock, Syracuse. Price, 25 cents the single copy-5 copies for

Made and sold Wholesale and Retail by the subscribers.

K A liberal discount to Dealers. T. 8. HORTON & CO. one dollar.

April i, 1848.

Rochester, 1848.

District

A in press and will be issued by the 1st of May next,

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