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The useful character and large amount of information to give it value and entitle it to the favorable regard of the contained in this work give it great value, and we believe it public. is destined to exert a powerful influence in correcting evils found in statistical tables. Although the work has been

We notice in the appendix such errors as should not be which have done more to retard the progress of civilization than all others connected with the educational interests of

published recently, it is stated in one of these tables that

“the Chancellor and Judges of this State are appointed by this and past centuries. every parent wonld read this

the Governor, with the consent of the Senate," &c. Every book carefully, we should not find so many miserably con

intelligent man in the country, certainly one who assumes structed and uncomfortable school houses, in all parts of

to give information on subjects relating to government, our country, reflecting most shamefully upon the negligence should have known that our Court of Chancery has been or cupidity of entire communities whose comfortable and abolished, and that our Judges have been elective since the ostorimes splendid residences attest their ample means of adoption of the new Constitution. Such blunders show providing suitable places with the necessary appliances for that “old statistical tables” are made to form a part of “s

*new the education of their children.

books," in this age of the world. Perhaps we do wrong to THE AMERICAN MANUAL; containing a brief outline of the advert to these facts, since book-making has become a trade

origin and progress of political power, and the laws of that scarcely requires an apprenticeship; but such errors nations; a commentary on the Constitution of the United are readily detected by the intelligent, and are so pecessari. States of North America, and a lucid exposition of the ly injurious to all who need correct information, that we duties and responsibilities of voters, jurors, and civil mag deem it our duty to point them out. Statistical tables, to be istrates; with questions, definitions and marginal exerci. ses; designed to develop and strengthen the moral and reliable, need something beside the scissors in their compi. intellectual powers of youth, and impart an accurate lation and hence should be an exception to the modera knowledge of the nature and necessity of political wis rule” of book-making, of which there seems to be no end. com. Adapted to the use of Schools. Academies, and the public; by Joseph BartleTT BURLEIGH, A. M., a mem: The PrInCIPLES OF Civil GOVERNMENT, FAMILIARLY ILLUS ber of the Baltimore Bar, and President of Newton Uni

TRATED ; including a comprehensive view of the Goveraversity. "Regnant populi.” Philadelphia : Grigg, Elliot

ment of Vermont, and an Abstract of the Laws, showing & Co., 1948.

the Rights, Duties and Responsibilities of citizens in the It can hardly he expected that we can give much space to Civil and Domestic Relations; with an Outline oi the this book after finding room for its uselessly long title page. Government of the United States; adapted to the capaand still we are unwilliug to pass it with a mere announce.

cities of children and youth, and desigued for the use of

• Families and Schvols; by ANDREW W. YOUNG, author ment of publication. The necessity of more attention to

of “ Science of Goveroment." Stoddard & Babcock : the principles upon which the fundamental laws of nations, Syracuse, 1818. especially those of our own country, has long been appa The above is the title of the last of se veral works by the rent. Our systems of education have been sadly deficient author in prosecuting a design of supplying the deficiency fu thus respect and therefore too great efforts to direct pub- which has hitherto existed in the course of common school ic attention to this suliject, cannot easily be made. A form education in this country. His first work--Thú Science or of government requir ng every man to participate in mak. GOVERNMENT—was favorably received and lias been exten. ing and executing its laws pre-supposes an acquaintance sively used in the schools of this State. It being better with the objects for which it was established, and the means adapted, however, to the capacities of the more advanced. hy wbich it is to be perpetuated aud perfected.

scholars, the author subsequently prepared aucther treatise This work is designed to give a brief history of the proo on political science with special reference to the wants of gress which the science of government has made from the ear Common Schools, which is entitled Firsr LESSONS IN Civil liest period to the present, with more extended explanations GOVERNMENT. It is most admirably adapted to the purposes of the laws by which nations are governed as introductory for which it was intended, and will be of incalculable benefit, to an exposition of the principles upon which our own sys- if generally introduced, in laying the foundation for an entem is based. The Federal Constitution, duties and powers lightened discharge of the duties of citizenship. This work of the officers eleled under it, and the organization of our has been revised since the adoption of the New Constitucourts of justice, are clearly presented.

tion in this state, and its publication resumed. We think the author greatly overrates his marginal exer

A sim.lar work was soon after written on the Govern. cises. Many of the words employed to explain those in the ment of the State of Ohio, by Mr. Young, which, we are text are less simple, and frequently of different signification. happy to learn, has attained a high popularity, having been & buagling use of synonymes is an evil that should be extensively introduced into the schools of that State. avoided, as it always destroys that precision of language The last work of the author, a copy of which is before ux, necessary to close thinking. The work before us might be is to the State of Vermont, what its predecessors are to the iinproved by omitting both the marginal exercises and the States for which they were designed. No other creatises on questions at the bottom of the page Sucb “scholastic this inportant science whicii bave as yet come under our «rutches” seldom afford any assistance, while they invariably notice, till the place for which these are intended the cont

mon school. They are adm.rably arranged, well written, and increase the disposition of pupils to lean upon others. In well suited to the capacities of the niass of children and the hands of competent teachers, such helps, to say the youth in our common schools. A minute description of this njost in their favor, are useless; and with incompetent government, and laws of the States t'ir which ihey are in. teachers they are a positive evil, as they invariably destroy tended is given, together with a clear exposition of the in

mutable and just, principles upon which our fundamenti! all independence of mind. Pupils once accustomed to such laws are based. props selJoin, if ever, acquire strength enough to rely upon their own powers. Indolence, limited means of cultivation, School DIALOGUES; being a collection of exercises particuand want of mental endowments, will give to society its

larly designed for the use of schools; by CHARLES NORTHfull quota of imbecility without einploying such "helps to

END, A: M., author of American Speaker, Common School

Book Keeping, aud Young Composer. Syracuse: Hall & knowledge" as necessarily weaken the intellect while ac

Dicksou, 1848. Quiring it. With these exceptions, tbe work contains much No one is better qualified to present a work, designed ?

combine amusement with instruction in the school roon., Elements of the Science. Mustrated with numerous Engravinge. than the accomplished author of this admirable book. The Designed for young beginners.

2. Parkers Com endium of Natural and Experinental Philosophy, rehearsal of dialogues in the school room, if well selected

emlıracing the Elementar. Principles of Mechanics, Hydrostatica and with proper attention to the manner, are exceedingly Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Acoustics, Pyronimies, Op:ics, Axtrono beneficial. It gives life and animation to the whole school, my, Galvanism. Magnetism. Electro Magnetism, Nagneto Electriciwhile it greatly assists, in the formation of graceful manners 18. with a description of the stean: and Locomotive Engines.

Illustraled by nuinerous Diagrams. and stimulates the colloquial powers.

Mr. Parker is widely known through his“ Aids to Composition, The exercises are judiciously selected, and are so short and other Text Books. Dis Natural Phil vsophy is received wiih as to be memorized and spoken without loss of time to the uncommon favor by teachers, and is very generaliy adopted where

it is made known A copy will be sent to teachers who wish to pupil and the school. We have no doubt that this will examine it. soon become a favorite book in our schools. It certainly

The Sciences. Chambers' Educational Course. has our cordial recommendation to the consideration of

1, Treasury of Knowledge; 2. Elements of Drawing in l’erspees

tive; 3, Elements of Physiology, (Vegetable and Animal :) 4, Ele both teachers and pupils.

ments of Chemistry, will. illust:atione ; 5, Elements of Geology,

with illustrations; 6. Elements of Zoology, with illustrations; 7, Modern GEOGRAPHY, for the use of Schools, Academies, &c. Elements of Natu al Philoscópby, with illustrations.

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Britain, and are pronounced the best series for schools ever emanaIn this work, which is executed in fair style, we have the red from the English press. Teachers and school coinmittees are

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HISTORY. good one, as it greatly facilitates the progress of the learner 1, Willard's History of the United States, or the American Reand reduces the price of a text book which must necessarily public ; 2; Willard's School History of the United States; Nei

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containing the radicals and definitions of words derive Yo. I embraces primary ererc scs and elemen ary principles in from the Greek, Latin and French Languages; and all writing. Chart fr. 2 embraces elementary principlex for capitals the generally used technical and polite phrases, adopted combined and elevuentary principles for small letters combined from the French and Latin. Designed chiefly as a book Key to Fulton & Eastıpan's chirographic charts, containing diof reference for professional men, and the curious in Lit. rections for the position at the desk, and manner of holding the erature, in explaining words and phrases, the origin of pen; also, for the exact forms and proportions of leliers, will rules which requires much historical and philosophical research, for their execution. and adapted also to be used as an Academical Class Book.

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county ; Pavilion, in Genesee county ; China, in Wyoming is published monthly, and is devoted exclusively to the promotion county; the first and second wards of Schenectady, and the of Popular Education.

Commissioners of Common Schools of the city of Albany. EDWARD COOPER, EDITOR.

The Town Superintendent of Schaghticoke, and the ComTERMS.-Single copies 50 cents ; seven copies $3.00; twelve copies miezioners of Common Schools of Albany, have rendered $5.00; twenty five copies $10.00; rayable always in advance.

reports to this Department since the middle of December. I All letters and communications intended for the District School Journal should be directed to the Editor, Allany, N. Y., Such negligence is inexcusable, for all the material for maPost Faid.

king their reporis in due sedeon, is either furnished or can From the Steani Press of Wecd, Parsong & Co., 67 State-street, be easily procured, previcus to the first day of July, in Albany,

The Trustees of school districts are required to make

their reports between the first and fifteenth days of January REPORT

in each year, and if they are not received by the Town

Superintendents by the first Tuesday in April, the deSuperintendent of Common Schools

faulting districts are not entitled to share in the public money to be app riioned during the succeeding year. The

Town Superintendents have from the first Tuesday in April SECRETARY'S OFFICE,

to the first Tuesday in August to make their reports, and DEPARTMENT OF COMMON SCHOOLS, ALBANY, Dec. 30, 1818.

deposit them in the office of the county Clerk. The county To the Legislature:

Clerk is required to prepare an abstract of the reports of the The Superintendent of Common Sehools, in obedience to dent of Common Schools by the first of October in each

Town Superintendents and transmit it to the Superintenvarious statutes relating to Common Schools, and the duties of his office, respectfully submits the following Annual year. But very few of the county Clerks transmitted the

required abstract in all the month of October, and several Report:

delayed till after the first of December. The negligence I. A statement of the condition of the schools of the State of others leaves the Superintendent less than one month to 1. Condition of the schools.

prepare his annual report to the Legislature. 2. Schools for colored children.

The county Clerks explain this delay, by charging ne3. Indian schools.

glect upon Town Superintendents, and these in turn cast 4. Of the organization of the conimon schools.

the blame of their delinquency upon the Trustees. 11. Estimates and accounts of the expenditure of the school

The Superintendent, in pursuance of No. 47, § 22 of the money.

School Laws, has directed the public money apportioned 1. Of the revenue of the fund. 2. Receipts and expenditures of 1847.

to the delinquent towns to be wiihheld, that being the pe3. Receipts and apportionments of 1843.

nalty imposed upon the negligent officer. The Supervi.

sor is authorized to sue for the sum thus lost to the town, 6. Estimates for 1849.

and its remuneration will depend upon the responsibility

of the delinquent. IIL The capital of the fund, and remarks upon the im

If the report required by law is not made by the Trustees provement and management thereof.

in due time and form, the penalty is the forfeiture of the 1. Of the capital.

share of the public money, which the district would other2. Of the improvement and management thereof.

wize receive from the Town Superintendent; and the Town IV. Of other matters pertaining to the office of superinten- Superintendent is not invested with any discretionary dent, under the several heads.

power to relieve the district from this penalty. Upon re1. School district libraries.

ceiving a sufficient excuse from the Trustees, the State Su2. Teachers' Institutes.

perintendent is empowered to direct the Town Superinten3. Of supervision and inspection. 4. The present system.

dent to apportion to the district its share of the public mo. ney, notwithstanding the omission of duty by the Trustees.

If the County Cierks were directed by law to date their 7. The District School Journal.

abstracts on the fret day of October, and to include in them 8. School houses. 9. Institutions for the Deaf and Dumb, and for the Blind. only such towns as had reported previous to that date, sub. 10. General observations.

jecting ike towns failing to report to an absolule forleiture There are twelve incorporated cities in the State, divided of the public money, it is believed that a rigid enforcement into eighty-one wards. The fif:y-nine counties in the State of the law for one year, would thereafter secure its prompt contain eight hundred and goventy-three towne, exclusive observarce. of the cities. Theniy new towns were erected by the Le

1. Of the Condition of the Schools. gislature of 1848.

The county clerks of every county have made abstracts Under this head the Superintendent can only give such of all the reports made io them by Superintendents, information as is contained in the reports of the Town and it appears that every Town Superintendent in the Superintendents, abstracts of which are compiled by the State has made his report in due form, except the County Clerks. Superintendents of Schaghticoke, in Rensselaer county ;! An attempt has been made to obtain from the Town

4. The estimates for 1847.
5. Estimates for 1848,

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5. Free schools.
6. The Normal school.

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