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-The Central Kentucky Teachers' Association was announced to meet in Paris, Ky., on December 28. The programme for the day was a full one, consisting of an address of welcome by S. Puckett, a response by the Hon. H. A. M. Henderson, Educational Progress in Kentucky, by Dr. Geo. A. Chase, of Louisville, Moral Instruction, by Prof. W. A. Oldham, Inaugural Address by the President, Should the Curriculum of the Public Schools embrace some of the Sciences and Higher Mathematics, by Dr. J. W. Hall, Sr., Importance of History, by Prof. H. R. Blaisdell, Normal Instruction, by Prof. T. C. H. Vance, and an evening address by Hon. H. A. M. Henderson,

The following is from the November report of the Hamilton (O.) Public Schools:

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1875. Number enrolled,

1,542, 1,514, Daily attendance,

1,390, 1,234, Number remaining,

1,475, 1,434, Cases of tardiness,

207, Enrolled in German-English,

578, Colored Schools,

44. -The following is the present organization of the Youngstown (0.) Public Schools as to teaching force:—Reuben McMillan, Supt.; Rayen (High) School, Prof. E. S. Gregory, Principal, with two assistants, a lady and gentleman; Wood-Street School, Miss J. A. Hitchcock, Principal, with nine assistants; Central School, H. C. Muckley, Principal with nine Assistants; West-Side School, J. C. Logan, Principal, with three Assistants; Covington-Street School, James M. Dickson, Principal, with four Assistants; Oak-Street School, Kate Clark and Ida Mansell; and SouthSide School, Louisa Loudenslager and Emma Dennison.

-“In April, 1873, the Legislature passed an act authorizing the Board of Education of the city of New York, to provide and maintain a nautical school for the education and training of pupils in the service and practice of navigation. A year later the Secretary of the Navy was authorized to extend the use of certain vessels to nautical schools, and the St. Mary's was lent for the use of the New-York school in January 1875. Since that time the average number of pupils has been about one hundred and twenty-five. Not long ago there was an examination of the pupils on board the St. Mary's, and about sixty boys graduated. Their practical knowledge of seamanship and navigation was very satisfactory.Harper's Weekly.

-THE Southeastern - Ohio Teachers' Association, hereafter to be known as the Eastern-Ohio Teachers' Association, met in Steubenville December 1 and 2. Miss Delia A. Lathrop, of Cincinnati read a paper on “The Lady Teacher,” and gave instruction in reading and geography. The following topics were discussed :—“Sources of the Teacher's Power" by S. Findley of Akron, and D. P. Pratt of Bridgeport; “Moral Culture" by M. R. Andrews of Steubenville; “Methods of Conducting Examinations” by Mr. Duff of Bellaire. A lesson in English Literature was given by Miss Sutherland of Steubenville, and one in arithmetic by Mr. Rowe,

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of the same place. J.J. Burns of St. Clairsville, W. H. Morton of Wheel'ing, W. Va., and J. M. Yarnell of Barnesville, assisted in the discussions.

-The Clinton-County Teachers' Association met at New Vienna the 11th of November last. President Peele read a paper on “Training Teachers,” which was criticized by W. T. Grantham, and commended by Mrs. Gray and Messrs. Moon and Zink. Elder W. D. Moore delivered an address on the Moral and Mental Culture of the Teacher. The address was discussed by T. J. Moon, J. H. Grove, and Rev. Mr. Witter. One feature of the meeting was exercise in Primary reading by Mrs. Henry's pupils, and in Reading, Primary Arithmetic, Grammar, and Concert Recitation by Mrs. Brown's pupils. Mrs. Gray talked on Elocution and recited a selection entitled “Bessie.” The singing at the beginning of the exercises was by the young ladies of the New-V'ienna High School. The next meeting was to be held in Martinsville, December 16th. The programme for the December meeting was an address by L. J, Tribbey, a paper by Sallie L. Reed, a Class exercise by Mrs. T. J. Moon, a paper

Progress and Reform" by Mr. Layman, Select Reading, Lida Bunday, Essay “Our Work,” by N. H. Zink, and an address by T. J. Moon.

-An interesting meeting of teachers was held in Jamestown, Ohio, November 25th. The discussions were participated in by Profs. Weston and Neal, Supt. Greenwood, and Mrs. Weston and Miss Sterling, of Yellow Springs, Supt. Geo. S. Ormsby and Prof. Wm. Smith, of Xenia, Supt. Kate Dawson of Osborn, Supt. Hafner of Fairfield, Supt. Walton and Mr. Tuttle, of Clifton, Supt. Graham of Cedarville, all of Greene County; and John Hancock and C. L. Loos of Dayton. Supt. Wm. Reece of Jamestown stated that they were endeavoring to excel every other school in Greene County in deportment, thoroughness in scholarship, and attractiveness in school-rooms and school grounds, and that if any other schools should surpass them they would accomplish something of which they may well be proud. The schools at Jamestown are supplied with weekly and monthly periodicals, 200 volumes of books, a large geological cabinet, and a good supply of chemical, philosophical, and astronomical apparatus. The Jamestown orchestra furnished music for the Association.

-The Butler-County Teachers' Association met in Hamilton, Ohio, November 18th, 1876. The attendance was universally large. Dr. John Trembly read a paper on the “Objects of Education,” which was discussed by R. M. Mitchell, Alston Ellis, Wm. Hughes, and David P. Nel

A paper by the Hon. David P. Nelson was discussed by Ellis of Hamilton, T. A. Pollok of Camden, and Dr. Trembly of Reiley. L. D. Brown of Eaton, read a paper on

Resources,”

,” and Miss H. H. Ringwood of Hamilton, presented the subject of Drawing, and conducted a class excrcise in "Dictation Drawing,” the class being composed of High-School pupils. Dr. C. Falconer lectured on “Health in the School-room.” The music which added interest to the meeting was conducted by Messrs. Meyder and Miller. A cornet solo was performed by Clarence Kennedy, and a piano solo by M. Miller. The selections “Over the River" and "Women's Rights were read by Wm. Hughes, and “Little Classics" by Prof. J. C. Ridge of Cincinnati. The next meeting of the Association will be held the 13th of this month.

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-The Central-Ohio Teachers' Association met in Springfield October 27th and 28th. W. S. Goodnough, Superintendent of Drawing in the Public Schools of Columbus, read a paper on “The Introduction of Drawing into our Common Schools.” This paper is in our possession and will be published in a future issue of this journal. Chas. L. Loos, of Dayton read a paper on “The Teacher's Work.” The Springfield Republic says it was discussed by John Hancock in a witty and good impromptu speech. In the evening in the Opera House after music by the Mozart Club, E. O. Vaile, of Cincinnati, delivered his lecture upon the Life, Character, and Services of Horace Mann. The lecture was pronounced excellent. On Saturday J. W. Dowd, Superintendent of the Public Schools of Troy, read a paper on

“ Æsthetics in the School-room,” which was discussed by Mrs. Fannie J. Ebright, of Xenia. The paper is published as our leading article this month. J. J. Stoddart, of the Columbus High School, read a paper on Civil Government in Common Schools,” which was discussed by W. J. White, John Hancock, Mrs. Ebright, John Ogden, and others. After this the address of the President, Geo. S. Ormsby was given. A series of resolutions was passed, the second of which was “That we reiterate with emphasis our belief that State Normal Schools and County Supervision are essential to the highest success of a public school system, and the third, “That in the opinion of this Association, no teacher is fit for his work who does not take some educational paper,” and the fourth said something complimentary of the Ohio Educational Monthly. The officers elected for next year are, for President, R. W. Stevenson, of Columbus, Vice-President Miss R. L. Goeslin, of Chillicothe, Secretary A. J. Willoughby, of Dayton, Executive Committee, Alston Ellis, of Hamilton, C. L. Loos, of Dayton, and (Mr.) Frank P. Davidson, of Springfield.

PERSONAL.

-C. B. PALMER, Editor of the Nebraska Teacher, is an Antioch alum

nus.

-G. W. SNYDER is Superintendent of the Public Schools of Caledonia, Ohio.

-H. W. MYERS continues in charge of the Public Schools of Creston, Iowa.

-John McCONKIE continues in charge of the Public Schools of Delta, Ohio.

--A. B. PAINTER is Principal of the Spring-Valley School, Greene Co., Ohio.

-PROF. ROBERT KIDD was one of the Instructors at an Institute in Gettysburg last month.

-John HOLMES, Sen., is now serving his ninth year as a teacher in South Charleston, Ohio.

-Miss KATE OAKEs, Principal of the Ravenna (Ohio) High School is an alumna of Antioch College.

-R. S. GILES, formerly of Berea, is Principal of the Lodi Academy, Medina County, Ohio.

-FRIEDRICK WILHELM RITSCHL, the noted German philologue, died in November last at the age of 70.

-D10 Lewis taught school in Fremont, Ohio, in 1843–4. His school was called the Diocletian Institute.

-W. J. MILLER, of Canton, Ohio, has been elected class Poet by the Class of 1877 at Michigan University.

-J. E. SATER is still Superintendent of the Public Schools of Wauseon, Ohio. We believe he is serving his sixth or seventh year.

-HENRY KIDDLE has been re-elected Superintendent of the Public Schools of New York City. His election was for two years.

-Col. D. F. De Wolf, it is said, gives universal satisfaction in the new professorship at Western-Reserve College, at Hudson, Ohio.

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-Milton Park opened on the 17th of September last a school in Mexia, Texas. He has had an experience of six years' teaching in that State.

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Lochemistry in the Normal School at Salem, Mass., graduated wat: Denison University, Granville, Ohio, in 1872.

-PROF. GREGORY, Principal of the Youngstown High School was presented by his pupils last fall a purse of $24, with which to visit the Centennial Exhibition.

-DR. E. T. TAPPAN of Gambier, Ohio, has leave of absence one week in each term of the college year, and hence can be secured by Institutes even in term time.

-Miss. C. A. Stewart has entered upon her eighth year of teaching in the High School of Lima, Ohio. The school, it is said, has never been more prosperous than now.

Miss DELIA A. LATHROP, the accomplished Principal of the Cincinnati Normal School has resigned, and as a consequence she has according to the Springfield Republic “ been tea serviced.”

-WM. T. BELFIELD, a teacher in one of the High Schools of Chicago bas resigned. The cause, a sufficient one, was a reduction of salary from $1800 to $750. He now holds an important position in the Laboratory of Rush Medical College.

- PROF. GEO. A. CHASE, of the Female High School of Louisville, Ky., is thus described by the Glasgow (Ky.) Times:-“Prof. Chase, of Louisville, is

one of the freshest and brightest men in the State. He is as brilliant. as he is scholarly, and every wag of his tongue tiekles you with the most pleasing sensation. His address at Smith's Grove was bright, brilliant,. and meaty, and fell like a shower of pearls on his audience.”'

-MARIETTA (Ohio) has the reputation of having some of the best Grammar-School Principals in the State. Mr. Phillips has in his room

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117 pupils and no assistance, everything moves like clock-work, there being no jar or friction. Mr. Porter, the other Grammar Principal, bas 100 pupils in his room and is succeeding finely. - It requires igreat force of character to control such large schools.

-Mrs. Hattte MILNER neé COMINGS, so well known to many Ohio teachers, whose marriage in Júly last, we mentioned in our September issue, has resolved not to abandon the old way of school-life, but renews with this month her labor as a teacher. She spent the months of August, September, and October in Philadelphia studying Art-Work. She became especially interested in cerdmics.

Alston Ellis, Superintendent of the Public Schools of Hainilton, Ohio, lectured at McGonigle's Station on the evening of November 25th, on “Early Education in Ohio," and on the preceding evening at Germantown on Education and Educational Systems.” The lecture in Germantown was the first of an Institute Course to consist of ten lectures. Mr: Ellis discussed parochial schools and compulsory education, considering the latter as impracticable.

C. C. DAVIDSON, Superintendent of the Public Schools of New Lisbon, Ohio, is making an effort to break up tardiness. The number of cases of tardiness for the second month of the school year was 741, but in the third month ending Dec. 8, the number was reduced to 241, a reduction of 500. Still Mr. Davidson is not happy. He wants a further reduction. This is a case of reduction descending that speaks well for the future of the schools.

INSTITUTES.

-Our reports of the November and December Institutes will appear in the February number.

BOOK NOTICES. INSTITUTE SONGS FOR INSTITUTES AND SCHOOLS. By E. Oram Lyte, B. A.

Prof. of Vocal Music, State Normal School, Millersville, Pa. Published by the author. 1876. Pages 48.

It is sufficient to say of this little book that teachers by remitting 25cts. will receive a copy by mail postpaid, and that special terms are made to Institutes and Dealers. Teachers who are fond of music are always on the lookout for new pieces. Most of the pieces of this book have been copyrighted by the author. KRUSI'S ÉLEMENTARY ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING. D. Appleton & Co.

This series consists of eight books, each containing eight large plates of designs to be copied by the learner by the aid of dividers at first, but afterwards by the {use of a scale.

The plates are designed to convey information in regard to the principles of architecture, the lessons beginning with the details of ordinary building and proceeding by gradual steps to the simpler forms of ornamental and historical architecture. The student is required, after becoming acquainted with line-drawing by pen

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