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any live teacher of fair scholarship in becoming a subscriber to this journal. That beautiful and instructive periodical the American Naturalist was advertised in our last issue. The Popular Science Monthly is said to be growing in public favor. The January number contains a great amount of valuable matter. Among the contributors are Herbert Spencer, Prof. Martin, Doctors Draper, Maudsley, and Farquharson. This number contains Huxley's Lecture on the Horse, illustrated. · This magazine is $5.00 a year. We send it with our periodical at $5.50 a year. We send Demorest's Monthly, price $3.00 a year, with our periodical for $3.50.
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-The Winter term of Marietta College will begin January 18th.
-THERE are 135 professors in the University of Berlin, and 70 in that of Königsberg.
-A TEACHERS' meeting was held in Monroe, Butler County, Ohio, the last Saturday in November.
-The School Reporter says, “Don't say, Return as soon as you can. Why not? Reporter please answer.
-FIRE-ESCAPES are to be placed "on" all the Public-School buildings in Paterson, N. J. How are they made ?
-The first of last month there were in the Ohio Wesleyan University and its Preparatory School 335 students.
-The sessions of the schools in Portland, Me., have been reduced from a yearly aggregate of 1,346 hours to 816 hours.
-ALCIDE REICHENBACH of Bridgewater, Virginia, has published a neat chart of German Pronunciation mounted on rollers.
-The Thirty-Second Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Teachers' Association was held in Springfield, December 26, 27, and 28.
-The next meeting of the Erie-and-Huron-County Teachers' Association will meet in Monroeville the first Saturday in February.
-An asylum for feeble-minded children was opened in Iowa last September, under the superintendence of Dr. O. W. Archibold.
-The Argosy is a neat periodical published by the Eurhetorian Society of Mount Allison Wesleyan College, at Sackville, New Brunswick.
-"THE Archangel” is the name of a monthly paper published at Portland, Oregon, by the Students of St. Michael's College.
--The observatory at Hamilton College, N. Y., has been enlarged by the addition of a wing with two towers and revolving domes.
-The Hon. T. W. Bicknell suggests editorially that the new School of Cookery established in Boston be called the “sub-primary.”
-OF more than 700 teachers in the Public Schools of Chicago, only 33 are gentlemen; of the 653 in private schools 260 are gentlemen.
It is said that the Educational Institute opened last month in Jefferson, Ashtabula County, with an unprecedented foreign attendance.
-The Rural Educationist is the title of a monthly paper published by W. M. Simpson, at Peirce City, Mo. The 8th number was issued in June last.
-In October last 43,512 pupils were enrolled in the Public Schools of Chicago, the average membership being 40,677, and average daily attendance 38,625.
It is said that of the alumni of Washington and Jefferson College, 6 have become Governors, 5 United States Senators, 47 Congressmen, and 47 Judges.
-The State Board of Examiners in New York consists of Pres. A. D. White of Ithaca, Dr. J. H. Hoose of Cortland, and Prof. Samuel Thurber of Syracuse.
-The Michigan State Teachers' Association met in Lansing December 27, and 28. On the 26th the State Association of City Superintendents met in the same place.
-A NIGHT school in the Warren-Street School in Cleveland, was ordered to be established by a resolution of the Board of Education, passed November 27, 1876.
We have received No. 3 (Dec.) of Vol. 4 of the Earlhamite, published at Richmond, Ind., by the Ionian. It is the neatest of the school periodicals that we have received.
-The Otterbein Dial after one year of vigorous editoral life closed its career last month. We judge the pecuniary support was inadequate to meet the expenses of publication.
-The Christmas number of the Publishers' Weekly is a gem. It is filled with fine illustrations taken from the most noted of the illustrated Holiday books issued by different publishers.
-We have seen it stated that Prof. Wm. Everett, son of Edward Everett, has resigned his professorship in Harvard rather than teach the new method of pronouncing Latin. Is this true ?
-The Franklin-County Teachers’ Institute convened the week beginning Dec. 19. We hope to be able to give details next month. The previously-published programme was exceedingly full.
-The editorial office of the National Teachers' Monthly published in New York and Chicago, has heretofore been in Chicago. Hereafter it will be in New York, Jerome Allen succeeding Mr. Mahony as editor.
It is said that the attendance at Antioch College during the Fall Ternii was larger than it was last year, and that the Normal Department has proved to be a decided success.
-The Erziehungs-Blätter published in Milwaukee contains the following:—"The 'Ohio Educational Monthly' contains a terse article from the pen of the inspired and gifted Mrs. Rickoff, on 'Æsthetic Culture.'”
ELOCUTION is now receiving attention in the Cleveland Public Schools. Mr. Force has been employed to give instruction in this branch. No attempt will be made to teach a “high faluten” kind of elocution.
-We hope to be able to give in our next issue an account of the meeting of the Association of Ohio Colleges at Delaware the 26th and 27th ult. Our absence at an Institute in Eastern Pennsylvania prevented our attendance.
-Wooster University is said to be more largely attended than ever before. The telescope to be placed in the observatory now building on the east side of the college campus, was manufactured by Cooke & Son, of York, Eng.
-The Kansas State University at Lawrence, had in the fall term 306 students; 100 Collegiate, 92 Normal, 114 Preparatory. Forty-one counties of the State were represented, and the sexes about equal in number, with an average age of 18.
-SIXTY-ONE of the 155 pupils enrolled in the Public Schools of Caledonia, Ohio, for the month ending November 17, 1876, were neither absent nor tardy. Within the month 39 visits were made to the schools by parents and friends.
-It is said the salaries of the teachers of Philadelphia have been reduced 10 per cent. Shame on Philadelphia. More than 1000 of the 1870 teachers of the city protested in a public meeting against the reduction. We hope the Board may retrace its steps.
- In the latter part of November a copy of Irving's Life of Washington in 12 volumes was sold in New York for $4,080. Its value had been enhanced by 1700 pictures including 222 of the scarcest portraits of Washington. Elliott's Indian Bible sold for $900.
-THE Hamilton-County Teachers' Association met in Cincinnati Dec. 9. Alfred Holbrook, Principal of the National Normal delivered an address on “Work,” S. Kyle Stephens of Cleves read a paper on Teachers,” and Fannie Bolles of Lockland, an essay.
-John Brown Smith published at Amherst, Mass., at 25 cts “The First Fonakigrafik Teacher,” etc. We confess that we do not like the looks of the new "phonachygraphy.” Our eyes are too familiar with Pitman's system to be pleased with new systems.
-The Normal School at Ada, Ohio, has a larger attendance this term than ever before for a corresponding term, there being about 175 in attendance. Many students teach in the winter, and hence winter terms in Normal Schools generally have the smallest enrolment.
-The Indiana State Teachers' Association met in Indianapolis Dec. 26, 27, and 28. The last thing announced on the programme was
Centennial Exhibit as an Educator, Awards of the Commissioners, by J. L. Campbell, LL. D., Secretary of the Centennial Commission."
-The District Meetings recommended at the Cuyahoga-County Teachers’ Institute at Berea in October have begun work. We have read the proceedings of District No. 2 at Bedford and No. 3 at West Cleveland. 0. C. Hubbell was chosen president of the former and Wm. Treat of the latter.
-The proceedings of the Board of Education of Cleveland have for several years been published on leaflets. It is said that the expense of this publication does not exceed $50. It is a great convenience to the many persons interested.
A TABLE of the Four Conjugations of Latin verbs has been copyrighted by A. Reichenbach, Prin. of the Valley Normal School, Bridgewater, Virginia. The printed table is about the size of a page of this periodical, and is accompanied by a page of Observations.
-The following named gentlemen have served as Superintendents of the Public Schools of Fremont:-J. W. Hiett, 1854–5; Geo. A. Starkweather, 1855-7; G. C. Woollard, 1857–9; Don A. Pease, 1859–60; Rev. E. Bushnell, 1860–63; G. C. Woollard, 1863-4; W. W. Ross, 1864
-The schools of Ravenna, Ohio, are said to be in a better condition than ever before. D. D. Pickett, Superintendent, has an able corps of teachers under his charge. Music which has been taught the last two years by N. L. Glover of Akron, has now become a regular study.
-BUCHTEL College at Akron, Ohio, is said to have a fair patronage. At the oratorical contest, Dec. 8, Newton C. Chiswell of Akron, was awarded the palm of excellence, and will have to represent his college at the State Contest in Oberlin. His subject was “Contradictions in Nature."
-SCHEDLER's Map of Turkey and Greece published by E. Steiger, of New York at 25 cts. is just the thing for teachers to have in view of the growing importance of the Eastern question. The school maps are too small to give details. This map is 19 by 24 inches, and is neatly folded and enclosed in a cover.
-THE Missouri State Teachers' Association was to meet in Jefferson City December 26, 27, and 28. Our esteemed contributor Prof. J. M. Long of Chillicothe was assigned an evening address on “Education as Adjustment,” and Miss Grace C. Bibb was to read a paper on “The relation of the Teacher to his Profession."
-The Bulletin of Kent, Ohio, for November 25, devoted a column to the Public Schools, referring in glowing terms more especially to the music which has been since 1873 under charge of Nathan L. Glover of Akron. The closing paragraph gave a warm commendation of the Superintendent and the schools generally.
-Two new professorships have been established at Princeton, N. J., one of Architecture and Applied Arts, and the other an Adjunct Professorship of Mathematics and Civil Engineering. The former has been filled by Mr. Lindsey, a graduate of Harvard and a licentiate of the Paris School of Design, and the latter by Mr. Burr, a professor in the Troy Polytechnic School,
“The Educator” is the title of a periodical published at Muscoda, Wisconsin. The first number was issued Nov. 21, 1876. It contains a short article from the Chicago Schoolmaster, one from the National Normal, and one from the pen of David W. De Lay, Superintendent of the Public Schools of South Charleston, Ohio.
-The Preble-County Teachers' Association met in Eaton, Ohio, Dec. 9th. Supt. Ellis of Hamilton, gave a lesson in oral geography, and T. A. Pollok, Superintendent of the Camden Public Schools spoke on "Education and Morality.” Miss Alderman of the High School “entertained the Association with a superb dinner at the Jackson House."
-The Trumbull-County Teachers' Association was to meet in Cortland, Dec. 28. Subjects:—“Teachers' Real work,” by Charles Fillius of Canfield, Report of Committee on Uniformity of Text-books, C. E. Hitchcock of Niles, “The Wants and Needs of our School System,” the Hon. Thos. W. Harvey of Painesville, E. F. Moulton, Chairman of Executive Cemmittee, and W. A. Gales, Secretary,
-We have before us No. 9 of Vol. 2, dated November 18th, 1876, of the Normal Mirror, an Educational Journal published at Valparaiso, Ind. Price $1.50 a year, 50 cents a term (11 weeks), and 10 cents for a single copy. This periodical appears with a cover in octavo form and is devoted to methods of teaching different branches. The prospectus does not state how often it is published. Part of the time it has been published weekly.
-Geo. H. Twiss & Co., of Columbus, Ohio, advertise a new Battery called “the Magazine,” which they sell at $2.25 a cell (not sell). The Battery is highly endorsed by Prof. Mendenhall. As there are so many shocking teachers in the country this piece of apparatus ought to be in great demand. The same house advertise a New Metric Ruler, which they will send by mail for 10 cts. Cheap enough if it is good.
-The enrolment in the Public Schools of Defiance, Ohio, for November last was 593, daily attendance 541, average number belonging 570, per cent of attendance 94.8, tardinesses 31, (18 of these being in two newlyorganized schools), visits from Board of Education, 32, pupils neither absent nor tardy, 323. Seven schools reported no cases of tardiness. The Superintendent, Herbert H. Wright, has reason to be gratified with the school progress in Defiance. Besides the public schools there are in the town two large Catholic schools, and two Lutheran schools, enrolling about 300 pupils.
Ar the meeting of the Northeastern Ohio Teachers' Association in Cleveland, Dec. 9, Prof. D. F. De Wolf, of Hudson, read a paper on “Some Relations of the Teacher to Society and the State,” and Pres. B. A. Hinsdale of Hiram, on
"Our Common School Education." We are unable to say whether this paper was on the subject as given above or whether it
“Our Common-School Education.” Officers elected:-E. F. Moulton, Pres., Mrs. R. D. Rickoff, Vice-Pres., Alex. Forbes, Treas., T. G.: McAlmont, Sec., and Elroy Avery, H. M. Parker, and Samuel Findley, Executive Committee. The next meeting will be held the second Saturday of February