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ties, such as farms, workshops, stock, &c. would not afford more substantial aid to the students, as a class, without labor, than will on the whole be realized from their labor in the usual way.-Connecticut Observer.

Georgia Female COLLEGE. "It is the design of the Board to furnish a complete practical education; and the variety of things to be taught, involves the necessity of employing a number of Teachers. The College has been reared by individual benefactions; has no endowment to supply it with funds, and is consequently dependent upon tuition fees, for the means of meeting its unavoidable expenditures. If the charges exceed public expectation, we confidently anticipate that the Board will be sustained by all at least who adopt the indubitable truth, that education is to be estimated not by what il costs, but by its intrinsic value.

In the proposed charges, the Trustees have been guided by the consideration, that it was more politic and wise to save the College from future embarrassment by fixing the fees for Tuition higher now than necessity hereafter will require, when an increased number of Pupils shall have augmented their inconie. It is deemed by us to be the most ruinous policy to gather about an establishment like this, the eclat of economy, at the expense of all that is valuable in plan, and stable in future promise-thus dooming it, if it lives at all, to feebleness and entanglement, and at last to bankruptcy and abandoninnes ņ site, it was thought that the plan of coming down from (what some may consider) high rates, would accord better with public feeling, than hereafter to rise with our necessarily increasing wants. In the financial arrangements of the Board, ihose who patronize the lostitution by sending their children or wards in this ihe time of its most pressing nced, will have the twofold gratification of contributing to establish ile Coilege beyond contingency, while tuey receive what it is hoped will be more valuable than gold and silver.

The Exercises of this Institution will commence on the 1st Monday of January, and conclude on the 3d Wednesday in July. The Faculty will be composed of the following gentlemen:

Rev. G. F. Pierce, President and Professor of English Literature; Rev. W. H. Ellison, Professor of Mathematics, Geography and Astronomy; Rev. Thomas B. Slade, Professor of Natural Science; Mr Adolphus Maussinett, Professor of Ancient and Modern Languages; Mr B. B. Hopkins, Principal of the Preparatory De partment."


STITUTE. The Mormons of Kirt land, Geauga County, Ohio, having broken up, and nearly all removed to the State of Missouri, it bas been thought expedient to establish an institution of learning in the place, thus occupying buildings which would otherwise remain

comparatively useless. For this purpose, the use of their large and and cominodious Temple, has been secured for five years froin the 1st September, 1838. In this edifice is a single school room sufficiently large to seat well, two hundred students. Kirtland is about two miles south of the great thoroughfare between Buffalo and Cleaveland, about twentyone and a half miles northeast from the latter place, and about nine southwest from Painesville.

The Seminary and Institute will consist of two departments. For admission into either, students, unless advanced in their studies, must have attained the age of fourteen years. • To enter the Seminary, fluency in reading, a thorough acquaintance with the fundamental rules of arithmetic, and a knowledge of the elements of Geography and Grammar will be required.

The course of students in this Seininary will comprise two years, and will be as follows, viz :

FIRST YEAR. --First Term. Critical Reading, Rhetorical Reader, Milton's Paradise Lost, &c.; Pennmanship; Orthography ; Arithmetic-Adams; English Grammar.

Second Term. Critical Reading, continued ; Penmanship, do.; Orthography, do. Arithmetic-Adam's, finished, review and compared with otber

authors; English Grammar; including exercises in false syntax, &c.

Third Term. Rhetoric-Blair's Abridginent, Jamieson's, with lectures on the

History and language; Geography— Malte Brun's, Woodbridge and Willard's, Ancient and

Modern, Comstock's Mathematical and Physical Geography, with use of Globes.

SECOND YEAR.- First Term.
Natural Philosophy and Astronomy, with experimental lectures ;

Olmsted's Abridgement;
Town's Analysis of the English Language ;
Letters of business, Notes, Orders, &c.

Second Term. Chemistry, with experimental Lectures ; History, Ancient and Modern ;

Political Economy; Constitution of the United States, General Principles of government, &c.

Third Term.
Mental Philosophy, Abercrombie ;
Moral Philosophy, do.;
Outlines of Geology ;
Chemical Analysis of Soils.

During the course, lectures will be given on the management and government of schools ; on the best methods of teaching and illustration ; on the nature and importance of the office of teachers; on the laws of Ohio respecting schools, &c.

In the Institute will be taughi, the Languages, Mathematics, and several other branches, but none of those mentioned in the Seminary course. The course of studies in the Institute will extend at least to two years; giving opportunity to prepare thoroughly for college, or for the common pursuits of life. Latin, Greek, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Navigation, Surveying, Logic, &c. will be thoroughly taught.

To enter this department students must be prepared to commence advantageously the study of the branches pursued. Students not expecting to teach, may become members of the Seminary, by entering the regular classes and conforming to the regulations of the institution. Students in the Institute department, will, if they wish, have an opportunity of attending to branches in the Teacher's course with the regular classes.

Young Ladies as well as young Gentlemen admitted as members of the Seminary and Institute.

In both departmente, every Wednesday afternoon will be devoted to composition and declamation.

Good facilitles for Agricultural and Mechanical labor may be had in Kirtland, as soon as the arrangements can be effected, by which the students may preserve their healih and defray some portion of the expenses of their education. Students, if they wish, may obtain mechanic shops inmediately, and by furnishing their own tools, manufacture sucb articles as may be wanted in the place.

Mr Nelson Slater is the Principal.

Louisiana InstituTE FOR THE PROMOTION OF Education. A number of the friends of Education in Jackson, being sensible of the great apathy, and desirous of exciting a general interest on this subject, held a meeting for mutual consultation at ibe College Chapel. After an interesting discussion in regard to the iniportance and expediency of forming an association for the advancement of the cause, and the best and most efficient method of accomplishing its benevolent purposes, it was

Resolved, That à State Society be formed for the promotion of Education.

A comınittee was appointed for the purpose of preparing and re

porting the form of a Constitution, consisting of Prof. A. D. Wooldbridge, Prof. H. H. Gird, Prof. Cubi, Dr Harris and H. Dwight.

At a subsequent meeting held December 10th, the reported form of a Constitution, after some amendments, was adopted ; and the Society, under the name of “ Louisiana Institute for ihe Promolion of Education," was organized by the election of its officers for the ensuing year.

The name of the Institute indicates its general object. It will endeavor to collect and diffuse useful information in regard to Education; to call public attention to the subject; and to promote, by all proper and judicious measures, the cause of educatiou in the State of Louisiana. It is hoped and contemplated that the Society will be able, by its Executive Committee, to render important service to academies and schools, by procuring or assisting to procure competent teachers ; and to teachers, by aiding thein to obtain suitable and desirable situations. It is confidently hoped, by the friends of the Institute, that its formation and operations will result in great and lasting good to the cause of Education in the State.

Its semi-annual meetings will commence on the first Wednesday in June, and on the second Monday in December.

Officers of the Institute. Hon. L. Drury, President ; Prof. A. D. Wooldridge, Vice President; H. Dwight, Recording Secretary ; Prof. H. H. Gird, Corresponding Secretary ; Dr William M. Carpenter, Rev. J. Shannon, (President College, La.,) Prof. M. Cubi, Rev. J. A. Ronaldson, and P. Fishburn, Esq., Executive Committee. The President, Vice President, Recording and Corresponding Secretaries, are ex officio members of the Committee.

Meeting of TEACHERS AT GARDNER. Agreeable to notice previously given, the Teachers of Common Schools, from the several towns invited, met at the Hall of William Woodbury, Jr., in Gardner, on the evening of December 12, 1898. Jonas Harwood, Jr., of Westminster, was called to the Chair, and David Pinkerton, Jr., of Gardner, was chosen Secretary. Aluong other resolutions are these.

Resolved, That in the estimation of this meeting, the standard of Common Schools is quite too low, and that we feel ourselves bound to make every possible effort for their elevation.

Resolved, That the office of instructer embraces duties the most weighty, laborious and responsible, and that it deserves much more fully than it has yet received, the co-operation and encouragement of all classes of the community.

Resolved, That he who teaches with no higher view than to obtain his wages, is unworthy of his employment.

Resolved, That it is expedient and desirable for teachers to form town associations, that they may act unitedly, exercise a free interchange of thought, feeling and experimental knowledge.




It has been the intention, in this course, to unite the analytical methods of the French, with the prac. tical inethods of the English School. These works embrace the entire course of Mathematics pursued at the United States Military Academy. They have also been adopted by many of the Colleges as regular Text Books, and are likewise extensively used in Select Schools and Academies. Numerous testimonials in favor of these works bave been received from professional men, in all parts of the United States. They are respectfully recommended to the attention of Instructers and all others interested in education.

DAVIES' MENTAL AND PRACTICAL ARITHMETIC, It is the object of this work to explain in a brief and clear manner, the properties of numbers, and ibe best rules for their various applications. The subjects are arranged throughout in a natural and scientific order, each depending on those which have gone before it. All the terms, or techoical words, are defined. In each subject the most elementary idea is first presented, generally under the form of a question, then follow illustrations or examples, and lastly the general rule.

KEY to Davies' Mental and Practical Arithmetic, for the use of Teachers only.

This work has each suin in the Arithmetic carefully and fully wi ought out. It å iso contains additional examples in each rule, which are not found in the Arithmetic-80 that the Teacher will be enabled to ex. ercise his pupils, if he wishes, by questions which are not in their books.

Davies' First Lessons in Algebra-Being an Introduction to the Science, It has been the intention, in this work, to form a connecting link between Arithmetic and Algebra, 10 anite and blend, as far as possible, the reasoning in numbers, with the more abstruse method of Analysis. It is designed to follow the Mental and Practical Arithmetic, and to serve as an introduction to Bourdon's Algebra. This work is an abridgemeut of the work of M. Bourdon, with the ad

dition of practical Examples. 1 he treatise on Algebra, by Bourdon, is a work of singular excellence and merit, In France, it is one of the leading text books, and shortly after its publication had passed through several editions. It has been translated, in part by Professor De Morgan, of the London University, and it is now used in the University of Cambridge. Davies' Legendre's Geometry and Trigonometry. Being an abridgment of the work of

M. Legendre, with the addition of a Treatise on Mensuration of Planes and Solids, and a

Table of Logarithms and Logarithmic Sines. This work has passed through several editions since its publication in 1834, and is becoming a genera text book in the institutions of the country. Davies' Surveying; with a description, and Plates of the Theodolite, Compass, Plane-Table and

Level; also, Maps of the Topographical Signs adopted by the Engineer Department, and an

explanation of the method of Surveying the public lands. It has been the intention in this work to begin with the very elements of the subject, and to combine those elements in the simplest maoner, so as to render the higher branches of plane surveying comparatively easy. All the instruments needed for plotting have been carefully described ; and the uses of those rer - red for the measurement of angles are fully explained. Davies' Analytical Geometry ;-Embracing the equations of the point and straight line, a

system of Conic Sections ;-ihe Equations of the line and plane in Space-also, the discus

sion of the general Equation of the Second degree, and of surfaces of the Second order. For about sixteen years the subject of Analytical Geometry has made a part of the course of Mathematics pursued at the Military Academy, and the methods which have adopted in the present work, are thok which hve been taught with the greatest euccess.

avies' Descriptive Geometry-With its application to Spherical Projections. The intimate connection which this subject has with civil engineering and architecture, renders its ac. qoisition desirable to those who devote thiemselves to these pursuits. Dar es' Differential and Integral Calculas-Embracing the Rectification and Quadrature

of l'urves, the Mensuration of Surfaces, and the Cubature of Solids. This branch is justly considered the most difficult of the pure Mathematics ; it has been the intention however to render the subject as plain as the nature of it would admit, but still, it cannot be mastered without patience and severe study,

Davies' Shades and Shadows and Linear Perspective. The subjects treated of in this work are certainly useful to the Architect and Draftsman a knowledge of them is indispensable.

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