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verse influence--at that hour, you shrunk not from the teachers, their usefulness in society, and their fidelity responsibility it brought, but devoted yourself with an to the pledge they have given, will give permanency energy and skill that astonished all, to the duty of re- to the institution. Its success depends upon the im. pairing the ravage which seemed so nearly fatal.— pression which its graduates make upon the public To fill, successfully, the station to which you were ap- mind. It will be of no avail that their teachers have pointed, vacated as it was, few might dare to hope ; been faithful, unless they furnish constant and uneto fail in the undertaking, seemed almost inevitable. quivocal testimony in favor of the system, by devo You accepted this station, with its burden of incalcu- ting themselves to the business of teaching. The pulable toil and care, and almost certain loss of reputa- pils have, so far as known, sustained the reputation tion, and the result has been such as fully re-animates of the School

. He had been prejudiced, because he our fainting hopes, and renews the anticipations of feared that these obligations had not been kept; but other days. If ever this school has been an agent of from what he had learned from his predecessor, who good, we believe it to be so still; and to your efforts, has felt a deep interest in the success of the instituand those of your associates, is this continuance to be tion, he was satisfied that no persons could have more attributed. And with this conviction, and attended faithfully kept their pledge, than have the pupils of by auguries for its success, as fair as ever haunted the this institution. Be faithful, said Mr. M., be true to fancy of its first founders, we go forth to execute the the obligations you have so solemny assumed, and I duties which you have enjoined.

have no fears for the success of the Normal School. Hon. CHRISTOPHER MORGAN, State Superintendent institution. As there are many present who have

A step has been taken to give permanency to this of Common Schools, and Chairman of the Executive power to save the school, I appeal to them in its beCommittee of the State Normal School, then addres- half. You have, gentlemen of the Legislature, seen sed the audience. We give the following, though a

the exhibition of well disciplined mind, of good or. mere sketch of his remarks:

der, of practical knowledge in teaching, and I appeal

to you to give to this School a permanent endowment, Mr. MORGAN said he had been requested, a few Be sure to countenance and endorse the principle of days since, to offer some remarks on this interesting Normal Schools. Educate the Teachers of the State occasion; but other duties had so much engrossed his instead of taking them from the workshops, the fields attention as not to leave a moment's time for reflec- or the professions. Endow liberally this school, and tion. He had, however, but a few words to say, nor if the system works well, create other schools in othwas it necessary to say much, since all that had been er sections of the State-one in each county if need seen to-day,spoke more eloquently than anything he be. The expense is of minor consideration. The

State of New York can never become embarrassed by He entered

upon his official duties with no propos- her contributions to popular education. Benevolence possessions in favor of the Normal School. He con- does not embarrass. À State can never be impoverfessed that he was indifferent in regard to it, if not ished by liberally sustaining her schools. You need prejudiced; but his prejudices were the result of a have no fears, gentlemen, that you can do too much want of knowledge of the plan upon which the insti- for the education of the people. We have the means. tution was based, and the success with which it had and they should be employed to give permanency been carried forward. He knew little of the institu- and efficiency to the Normal School. tion, and had formed no favorable opinion of it in con He regretted that he had had no more op] orturity sequence of misrepresentations. He confessed that to mingle with the members of this Institution. He these misrepresentations had had their influence upon had seen enough to satisfy him that the legislature his mind

But that influence was early dissipated. ought to sustain this Normal School. He liad seen A better knowledge of the institution had induced that the Teachers had done all that could be done; him to form a more just opinion of it.

and he trusted that the Legislature appreciated their He came to Albany when there was a deep gloom valuable services. It was gratifying to him, as it must over the institution. In a few days after his arrival, be to all, to witness these exhibitions. Let them have that good man--possessing so much of intellect, of their legitimate influence. benevolence and of every attribute of the man and We are now, said Mr. M., about to separate-perthe christian, was removed by death. He remem- haps not to meet again this side the tomb. If you bered well how he appeared, although he had seen have indulged one unkind word against each other him but once; but had he never seen him, he could one ungenerous suspicion, or one unkind feeling not have mistaken his character, his worth and his against a teacher-recall that word and cast off that influence. His works praised him. The heaving feeling. With kind and generous emotions, go forth breast, the tearful eye of those who loved him, gave to the discharge of your obligations. Imitate the ex. the most noworful evidence that a great and good ample and emulate the exalted virtues of him, who man had fallen. If Mr. M. had any prejudices-any addressed you from this spot, where I now stand, when doubt of the success of the State Normal School of I first entered this school, and who has gone, we trust, its utility-they disappeared the moment he became to a brighter and purer world. acquainted with its perfect adaptation to the impor

The following parting hymn was then sung, the tant objects which it was established to promote. All apprehended that the loss of its first and truest friend words of which were also composed by Miss MARY would be irretrievable, and that the Normal School J. DEWEY; could not recover from the heavy blow; but it is grat

From the halls we love so well. ifying to know that no one man is indispensable to the

Stations high assuming, usefulness or existence of the institution. The same

We to longing spirits bear Providence which removes one friend, raises up an

Education's blessings rare, other to guide and direct its interests. The progress

With its light illuming; of the School has been continued, with no change in

Bright light! Heaven's light! its arrangements or prospects. The pupils have much

Welcome then, thrice welcome, toil; to do in giving character to this School. They who

Noble is our mission; go hence are its representatives. Their character as

Wisdom's paths in joys excel

NAMES.

COUNTY.

All that sweetest poets tell

labors at all proper times, and in all proper places, Of the fields elysian; Rich joys! Rare joys!

ready to discharge your whole duty as teachers and

missionaries in the great cause of education. Your Hail! fair science, heavenly ray!

duties are not to be confined to the five and a half May thy light enduring,

days per week in your school room, but you should Cheer us in our duty's way,

so interest yourselves in the welfare of all those with Round us spread eternal day,

whom your lot is cast, as to win their confidence, and Purest joys ensuring; Sweet day! Blest day!

so to exert a good and salutary influence over all.

Seek to do good unto all, especially unto those under Farewell, now, each friendly heart,

your immediate charge.
Duty's call is pressing;

Go forth then in the good and great cause of educa-
We on earth no more may meet,
Yet in Heaven we hope to greet,

ting the rising generation. Make use of all proper With our Father's blessing,

means to accelerate this noble work, which has been Dear friends! Kind friends!

so well begun. Trust not wholly to your own strength The diplomas were then presented to the graduating from above, which is able under all circumstances to

and wisdom, but seek that wisdom which cometh class by the Principal, Prof. George R. Perkins, who direct you right; and may the blessing of Heaven addressed the students as follows:

smile upon your efforts, and crown them with sucYoung Ladies and Gentlemen of the Senior Class : cess. As you are now about to take your final leave of this List of Graduates of the Normal School, March 30, 1848, Institution, allow me to say a few words by way of

with their post office address. caution, as well as encouragement, in regard to your

PUST-OFFICE, future relations as teachers.

Ophelia Brown

Oppenhiem Fulton You have all toiled and labored assiduously, some Mary C. Burt

Norway

Herkumer of you for more than two years, and have completed Francis C. Church Rutland

Jefferson the prescribed course of studies of the Normal School; Martha S. Clapp

La Fayette Onondaga

Bainbridge Chenango you have enjoyed all its benefits and privileges, and Sarah E. Evans

Sarah T. Foster

Rochester

Monroe are now deemed qualified to go forth as teachers and

Mary Hamilton

Waterford

Saratoga guides of the young, who are scattered throughout the

Mary J. Ingersoll

Pulaski

Oswego length and breadth of this State.

Emily Jenks

Amenia I'nion Duchess You have, as pupils of this Institution, received Delia S. Kellogg

Batavia

Genesee many advantages; consequently much will be expect- Harriet Loveridge Cliurchville Monroe

Genesee ed and required of you, as teachers. Be careful then Mary L. Mallory

Bethany Centre

Castleton
Mary Etta Mesick

Rensselaer not to disappoint the friends of education in this re

Kate M. McLean

Cobleskill

Schoharie spect.

Brooklyn
Mary E. Perkins

Kings You have it in your power to accomplish much Frances K. Phelps Mount Morris Livingston good in your noble profession, and you also have it in Mary D. Rose

South Cortland Cortland your power to do much which shall injure and retard Jane Ann Smith

Yorktown

Westchester the good effects of popular education.

Oliva D. Smith

Preston Hollow Albany

Windham Centre Greene The prosperity and perpetuity of this Institution Emerette Steele

West Sand Lake Rensselaer depend very much upon the wise and correct conduct Margaret A. Vline

Sarah J. Vandevoort Champlain Clinton of its graduates. The public look to you as the fruits Fanny C. Webster Westford

Otsego of this school, and by your usefulness and success, Laurancy J. Wilcox

New ville

Herkimer will they judge of the value of Normal Schools. Sarah Wilson

Salem

Washington If you all do your duty discreetly, faithfully and hon- Charles R. Abbott Vista

Westchester estly, there need be no fear for the continuance of Milton H. Baker

West Bloomfield Ontario
Owego

Tioga our beloved Institution. Then will the experiment of Dalson, W., Blanchard

R.

Manuet

Rockland a Normal School prove successful.

Elijah R. Crowell

Urbana

Steuben As you love this Institution, as you feel an interest Charles D. Foster

Palmyra

Wayne in the welfare of the rising generation, and in the wel- Alexander R. Haskin

Jackson

Washington fare of mankind at large, let me urge upon you by all Andrew Hegeman

New Utrecht

Kings

New Albion good and proper motives, to be exceedingly circum- William H. Henderson

Cattaraugus

Watertown Jefferson spect in your future conduct. Never indulge in exhi- Richmond W. Howland bitions of arrogance and self-sufficiency. It is very Emerson W. Keyes

Syracuse

Onondaga Albany

Albany easy for a teacher in this way to create such unfavor- Samuel G. McLaughli Newburg able prejudices against himself, as shall require much Ansel Patridge

Wilmington Essex time and great exertions to remove. Be always mo- Loren P. Sessions Hyde Park

Dutchess Napoli

Cattaraugus dest and unassuming, especially when among those Judson Sibley

Port Gibson
Willard D. Straight

Ontario who have labored longer than yourselves in the cause

Blooming Grove
John H. Thompson

Orange of education.

William T. Tifft,

Sandy Creek

Oswego There are many things to encourage you in your Jackson Voorhess Beaver Kill Sullivan future labors. Your field of operation is wide and Eugene Weller

Honeny Falls Monroe ample. There are in this State upwards of 700,000 Seymour Wheaton Flushing

Cayuga children receiving aid from our munificient school James M. Winchell Syracuse

Onondaga Carmel

Putnam fund. The attention of the public is directed to the Edward Wright

Vista

Westchester importance of good schools; and it is, to a considera- John F. Youngs ble extent, looking to the graduates of this Institution, The large and highly gratified audience, will to produce the necessary improvements. It is true not soon forget this occasion, nor the favorable imthat the number of graduates of the Normal School pressions it created for the Normal School. The exis sufficient to supply only a small portion of our ercises were of such an excellent character as to give 11,000 schools; still, if you all do your duty, your influence will, in a greater or less degree, be felt in ev

a most favorable introduction of the graduating class ery district of the State. You must be active in your I to the confidence of the public.

Anance

66 dust

From the National Era.

longs to its inculcable worth and dignity. The man FEARLESS AND FAITHFUL.

who, particularly, ai least. regards himself as Labor fearless, labor faithful,

and earth, and becomes a mere pander to his own Labor while the day shall last,

passions, or the submissive world—a world of names For the shadows of the evening

and modes and pretensions, hollow and shadowy Soon thy sky will overcast.

can never educate himself, for he can never know or Ere shall end thy day of labor.

value his real being, nor can he submit to the self-deEre shall rest thy manhood's sun,

nial, and the patient toil involved in the discipline. Strive with every power within thee,

The next element we mention, and a cardinal eleThat th' appointed task be done.

ment of this self education, is the love of perfection. Life is not the traceless shadow,

This is a generic designation, and includes the love Nor the wave upon the beach;

of all that is beautiful, great, and good; it of course Though our days are briet, yet lasting

includes the great ends of our being, our duties and Is the stamp we give to each. Life is real, life is earnest,

responsibilities. Meditations upon what the mind is, Full of labor, full of thought;

and upon what it may become in relation to the preEvery hour and every moment

sent, and still more in relation to the future, awaken Is with living vigor fraught.

this love. It is a feeling which once awakened, can

never die. It grows stronger with the growth of the Fearless wage life's sternest conflict, Faithful be to thy high trust,

mind, with increase of knowledge, and in its own If thou'lt have a memory cherished,

glowing exercise. It is a solace in trouble, a joy in And a path bright as the just.

success, a strength in difficulty, and the very life of Labor fearless, labor faithful,

hope. It is the shield and buckler of the soul, and Labor until set of sun,

defies the temptations of sense, and the scorns and And the welcome shall await thee.

jeers of folly; it is the living principle of its developPromised plaudit of " well done."

ment, and leads it on from perfection to perfection,

J. C. 0. Onondaga county, N. Y.

from glory to glory.

" Its holy flame for ever burneth, THE SPIRIT OF THE TRUE SCHOLAR.

From heaven it came, to heaven returneth." In a discourse on Education, delivered by Professor of knowledge. Knowledge is valuable for the delight

Another element is, a due appreciation of the end Tappan before the Pittsfield Young Ladies' Semina- which it affords, the uses to which it may be applied; ry, which we think one of the most elevated, compre- and above all, as the mean of mental development. hensive and elo: vent esays on the great subject of the true spirit in which Education -particularly that The great error of men is

, to look upon the

acquisition noblest kind of it, self education-should be pursued. of knowledge itself, as constituting the education, when It strikes us as full of important truth finely expressed,

the education is really the consequence of knowledge. and we commend it especially to parents and the

Knowledge is infinite. We shall increase in knowl

edge forever. The highest amount of knowledge that young

can be gained during this life, must still in respect of The right spirit of education shows itself in the high knowledge, leave us children. But, in the cultivation and noble resolution to become educated—a resolu- of the mind, by the wise acquisition aud application tion built upon the conviction that education is the of knowledge, there is a great end that can be gained, birthright of the mind; a resolution, therefore, to be and gaining which, we are more than children. It is awed by no opposition, nor quelled by any difficulties such a development of all the parts of our being, that which less than superhuman strength can meet. “What sustained my courage," says Heyne,

we shall know them all in their rich and delightful neither ambition nor presumption, nor even the hope This I say, is a great end; for after this, the acquisition

experiences, and acquire over them a ready command. of one day taking my place among the learned. The of knowledge ceases to be a toil, and becomes the stimulus that incessantly spurred me on, was the feels habitual and pleasant effort of the mind. To think, to ing of the humiliation of my condition, the shame reason, to observe, to deduce principles, to combine with which I shrunk from the thought of that degra- forms of the great and the beautiful, to interpret the dation which the want of a good education would im- events of the world as they appear, to practice virtue, pose npon me; above all the determination of battling is the natural work of the mind. Éducation prepares courageously with fortune. I was resolved to try it for its natural work. It is a great end, also, bewhether, although she had thrown me among the dust

, cause, when it is gained, the destiny of the mind is I should be able to rise by my own efforts.” His ar- fixed for time and immortality. The destiny is fixed, dor only increased with hio diffioultico. For six | because the character is determined. wouho, he allowed himself only two nights' sleep in the week. Here was a mind, conscious that its capa

TOUCHING ANECDOTE. bilities were not given, only to throw shame upon them by grovelling with the filth of the world : Heyne At a Teacher's Convention in Springfield, Mr. felt that to rise was the birthright of his mind, and Sweetzer, in an eloquent speech, illustrated the force could not be prevented. Though same should never of example by the following striking anecdote :-make mention of his name, and he might forever re “A painter while journeying, accidently fell in main in obscurity, yet he would satisfy the longings with a most beautiful child, and was so enraptured of his mind, and enjoy the consiousness that he was with its countenance that he immediately resolved to an educated man.

paint it, and carried his determination into execution. In the next place, it is a spirit which leads us to a “Hanging the painting in his studio he made it his comprehension of the attributes, capacities, and of our guardian angel, and when he was desponding orangry, intellectual, or spiritual being. We have already seen sought encouragement and calmness in gazing into its what inadequate results men are prone to forecast - beautiful face. He thought that if he could ever meet He can forecast the true results, the development of with its counterpart, he would paint that also. Years our whole being, who so far comprehends this being, passed away, and the painter succeeded in finding no as to look upon it with the awe and love which be-one so infernally ugly-looking as to satisfy his idea of

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an opposite to his darling picture ; but by chance 'highest objects of our government to provide amply for the while visiting a prison, after having almost given up education of its citizens—that universal suffrage is safe, only in despair, he saw a young man stretched upon the when sustained by universal education. floor in his cell in a perfect paroxism of rage. This struck him as his desideratum, and he lost no time in

It is as sad as it is common, to see men enter the political transfering the face to canvass and placing it side by contests of the day with a warmth of feeling and energy of side with his ideal of purity. And who, think you, action that indicate the deepest interest in the welfare of our was the original of his last painting? The same that country, while their inactivity in the cause of universal ed. when a child, had furnished him with his long cher- ucation clearly demonstrates that they are under the influ. ished, and beautiful picture, the innocent, happy and ence of popular excitement, instead of a high and holy dedarling babe. The change had been wrought by the votion to the true objects of government—the elevation and teachings he had been subject to, and the examples happiness of all its subjects. Every day adds new testimony set before him.' "--Springfield Republican.

to the necessity for thorough education, not of the few but DISTRICT SCHOOL JOURNAL.

of the many. We have only to read the lessons afforded by

this era in the world's history, and we shall meet with unanSYRACUSE, MAY 1, 1848.

swerable arguments in favor of renewed exertions to improve

our educational facilities and make them free to all. The EDUCATIONAL LESSONS FROM EUROPE. statesman and the philanthropist will find new and more The revolutions of the old world are replete with instruc- forcible appeals in the picture the world now presents for tion and admonition to all civilized nations. They unfold our contemplation. No money is more wisely expended than most clearly, those great and immutable principles of politi- that which is judiciously appropriated to the diffusion of cal economy and religion, upon which every government knowledge and virtue, nor any exertions in the cause of should be founded in order to secure happiness to its citizens humanity sooner or more richly rewarded than those rightly and perpetuity for its institutions. Experience has shown made for the education of the young. The well-informed that no government can be successful for a long period with and honest statesman, the intelligent and liberal minded citiout providing the means for increasing knowledge and virtue zen, the christian and the philanthropist, whose views of soamong its subjects. The system of education contains the ciety and of duty are not obscured by too long cherished great bond of union which is to give power to civilized na- 'selfishness, admits the wisdom of this policy of our governtions. The people must be qualified, by instrumentalities ment; but alas! how many neglect their duty, or perform it furnished and sustained by the government, for the duties and grudgingly. How many excuse their shameful lukewarmresponsibilities of citizenship, or no well regulated public ness in the cause of popular education by haughty assumpsentiment can exist.

tions of greater prudence in action, or sounder sentiments on There is an innate love of liberty in man. It is one of the this great subject; always finding fault with those who do elements of life itself, but it takes its direction from surround act, they escape criticism themselves by their supineness ; ing influences. These influences constitute in part, the edu- they act only as critics and judges, never as contributors to cation every man is destined to receive, and just in propor- the welfare of the rising race. To them we present the tion as the value of a good citizen is greater than that of a alarming, yet thrillingly interesting events of continental bad one, are the obligations of government to provide the Europe, as fit subjects for reflection and incitement to duty. means of securing the former and avoiding the latter.

If carefully studied, we doubt whether they will heap cenIn despotic governments the people are kept in ignorance,

sures upon our Legislators and the active friends of sound as the means of preserving the concentration of that power, and useful learning, because a Normal School is permanentwhich in republics is diffused among the masses and with safety only as knowledge and virtue obtain. The people

ly endowed, or our higher institutions fostered by the gov. throughout the kingdoms of Europe, by the agency of the

ernment. No nation ever became embarrassed or impover. press, have seen those glimmerings of light which reveal the ished by supporting its educational and charitable institutions, truth that man was born for a nobler sphere than merely to but many have been ruined by neglecting them; nor will serve kings. Whether this discovery will result in the ele- any good citizen, himself the patron and friend of education, vation and consequent increased happiness of the oppressed ever indulge in complaints that so much is expended for and down trodden masses of Europe will depend almost en- these purposes. His main desire will be to see that it is well tirely upon the facilities for mental and moral culture created and profitably expended, and that society receives a fair by the re-organization of their political structure, and the fir equivalent for whatever contributions the state shall make

for the trprorom delity with which they are improved by the masses who are

barrinneo of its citizens, whether to be entrusted with the rights of self-government. No indi-| by appropriations to Colleges, Academies, Normal School or vidual can look upon these discordant elements, peering up schools these form one great system, to which we mustever

its eleemosynary Institutions. With our 11,000 common amidst the throes of political excitement, without serious apprehensions for the result of these great inovements. We look for the germs of good government, and the increase of all look instinctively to the qualifications of each individual human happiness. So must France and every other nation who is to be vested with this new sovreignty, and fear the that would successfully entrust its government to the mass

of its citizens. stride from despotism to republicanism is too great to be safe. When hope predominates, we fancy that we can discover re Who then is fearful of too much liberality, too much exerpublics rising in quick succession upon the ruins of empires; tion in the cause of education ? Letthe hypocritical admirer but as fear alternates, the pleasing scene changes only to of our free institutions and the sordid miser who lives only to disclose anarchy and bloodshed for the want of that education, accumulate money and die without leaving any evidence of without which no republican form of government can long usefulness to the world to brighten his memory, entertain exist. Be the result what it may in the old world, the pre- such fears; but let no patriot statesman, no friend of man sent crises is full of admonition to us. It enforces anew the kind, no christian philosopher falter when the whole world is long conceded truth, that it should be among the first and in agitation on account of ignorance and bad government.

STATE NORMAL SCHOOL.

STANDING DISTRICT CLERK, We give a brief account of the semi-annual examination

MR. EDITOR:- Feeling as I do a great interest in the pro. of the State Normal School, together with the Poem, the gress and improvement of common schools, I take the liber valedictory, the remarks of the State Superintendent of ty of suggesting an article for your Journal, which has been Schools and the closing address by the Principal. The pro- the subject of much thought, and the necessity of which has ceedings are in a high degree interesting and instructive, often been forced upon me during an experience of more and fully meet the expectations of those who have anticipa- than twenty years in official service, as Commissioner, In. ted most from the Institution.

spector, Superintendent, &c. The Legislature have wisely given a permanent endow Quite a large share of the difficulty in the reports of Trus ment to the School, and appropriated $15,000 for the erec- tees arises from the fact that the accounts of moneys receiv tion of a building to be located on ground owned by the ed and expended, are very imperfectly kept; this results State The location, in rear of the old State Hall, is an excel partly from ignorance about a somewhat complicated and an lent one. Its proximity to the Geological rooms may be re

ever changing system, and partly from their dislike to be garded as an important consideration, as it will enable the troubled with such things, which causes;“ A. to leave it to B., Institution to receive the benefits of the state collection of and B. to C. and C. to A. or B.”-a sure way to leave it up." specimens in natural history, without inconvenience. done. This act of the Legislature will enable the executive com

Having experienced the force of these difficulties, and be. mittee of the Normal School to increase its usefulness by ing called upon very often to write reports and to perform enlarging the facilities for carrying out the objects of the In- sundry other things for the trustees, I offered my services stitution. It is no longer regarded as an experiment, subject for a year to keep their accounts, make the necessary to the fears that it may yet prove a failure. All the arrange- reports, and execute all the writings belonging to their de ments will be improved in consequence of being permanent. partment for two dollars. (I had rendered the same service The school, so highly prospered under its temporary organi- formerly gratis.) To his they agreed and delivered over their zation, will excite new expectations and inspire new hopes books and papers, thus ridding themselves of quite a burden. to encourage the friends of education throughout the State. The experiment has been a successful one ; much more sò The services of its graduates have thus far borne the most than I anticipated. My services have been sought annually undoubted testimony in favor of the system of Normal Schools, since that time, and I can now afford to do it for the above at once allaying opposition and removing doubts as to the trifling sum, inasmuch as it becomes easier the longer ! perwisdom of the policy adopted by the State in reference to the form it. It also gives the trustees more time for their other education of teachers.

duties which are rendered with more cheerfuless than ! have POSTAGE ON THE DISTRICT SCHOOL JOURNAL. ever before noticed. Having ascertained that several post-masterscharge pamph

I would recommend all trustees to adopt a similar course, let postage on the District School Journal, thus increasing it and I am fully convinced that the Legislature would soon add from one to three cents for each number, we submitted the another clause to our present “school law” which should question to the Post-master General, and received the follow. cause the appointment of a Standing Clerk * in every dis ing answer:

trict, who should execute all the writing for the trustees and Post-Office Department,

} April 20th, 1848.

for the district, and who should receive a small salary from

the district for such service. SIR :-In answer to your letter of the 15th, you are inform

One competent person could be found in every district ed, that the P. M. General has made no decision under which who would be willing to devote the necessary time for a the District school Journal of the State of New York is sub- limited compensation. jected to postage other than that chargeable on newspapers.

S. B.
Respectfully Yours,

Manheim, April 1, 1848.
W. J. Brown

Sec. Asst. P. M. General.. At a meeting of the Tioga County Teachers' Association Whenever other than newspaper postage has been charg- held at Owego the fifth day of February, the following preamed, it has been done without the authority of the Department, ble and resolutions were offered by C. R. Coburn, Principal and should be refunded. The above is sufficient authority of the Owego Academy. on the subject, and may be used to prevent an obviously Whereas, “He who fixeth the bounds of our habitation wrong construction ofthe postage law, whenever an attempt that we cannot pass,” hath, in his all wise aud merciful prois made to exact more than newspaper postage.

vidence taken to himself, DAVID P. PAGE, late Principal of IUKASE MANN, the distinguished secretary of the Massa- labor one who, by the kindness of his disposition, his com.

the State Normal School, thereby removing from his field of chusetts' board of education, has been elected to fill the va- manding talents, suavity of manners, and devoted piety, en. cancy in Congress occasioned by the death of John Quincy deared himself to everyone with whom he became acquaintAdams. As he does not contemplate resigning the office he ed. has filled with so much honor to himself and usefulness to

Therefore, Resolved-That, while we bow in humble society, the cause of popular education will sustain no loss submission to this afflicting stroke of our Heavenly Father's by his being called upon to participate in the councils of the hand, that has thus taken from us one of the brightest orna. nation.

ments of our profession, we deeply sympathise with the ARDENT SPIRITS AND TOBACCO. The Board of education Schools, over which he so ably presided, the cause of popuo of this city, have passed a resolution against employing any lar education which he so eloquently advocated, and so suc teacher who makes use of ardent spitits or tobacco in any form. cessfully defended, the Teacher s of the State, whom he so

materially assisted both by “ THEORY AND PRACTICE," and the Dr The New York State Teachers' Association, will hold bereaved parent a:id mɔurning family in which he was an af its next anniversary at Auburn, on the second Wednesday of fectionate husband, an agreeable companion, and in Julgent, August, and the following day.

yet faithful parent.

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