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which still cover the soil and avenues, and four beautiful fragments of the frieze have been found; and though they have been long buried in the ruins of the edifice, they have not suffered from the attacks of age or bar barisın.
THE DRUSES. Among the plunder obtained by the Pacha of Egypt in his late war in Syria, were several of the religious books of the Druses, and MSS. relative to their dogmas and systein of morality; also a catechism, which according to Dr Clot Bey, contains much more than has been published by M. de Sacy.
AMERICAN. There are 146 incorporated academies in the State of New York, 79 of which are subject to the visitation of the Regents of the University, and participate in the distribution of the Literature Fund. The number of students in the academies subject to visitation, is about 10,000, and the number in all the academies in the state is estimated to exceed 15,000. The sum to be annually distributed is $40,000. There are 10,583 organized common school districts in the state, of which 9,830 have maintained schools during an average period of eight months within the last year. The number of children between the ages of 5 and 16, in the school districts is 559,747, of whom 528,913 received instruction in the common schools within the year. Gov. Seward in his annual message, from which the above facts are taken, recommends “the establishment of a department of education to be constituted of a Superintendent appointed by the Legislature, and a Board to be composed of delegates from the subordinate boards of education to be established in the severa) counties."
Mr John S. Taylor of New York proposes to publish “ the Mentor and Fireside Review," monthly, to be edited by Rev. E. G. Smith late editor of the Quarterly Christian Spectator.--A new work on the life of Roger Williams has been just published in this city in a small and neat volume written by L. D. Johnson.- A monthly paper entitled the “ Journal of Education” is published in Detroit, Mich. edited by Francis Willet Shearman. It promises to be very respectable and we wish it success.--Mr J. G. Cogswell, a gentleman of accurate and extensive scholarship, and of great experience in foreign travel, and well known as the able Principal of the Round Hill school at Northampton, has been associated with Rev. Prof. Henry in the editorial department of the New York Review. The public have reason to bope much from his connection with it. The work has now reached its 7th number and is inferior to none in the country in the value of the discussions it contains.- The Youth's Penny Paper is published weekly at New York, by Theodore Dwight, Jr.-The Youth's Magazine is published monthly in New York, at one dollar a year, by S. Mason and G. Lane, for the Methodist Episcopal chorch – We have received the American Phrenological Journal and Miscellany, published by Adam Waldie, Philadelphia, a monthly, of 32 pages. It is designed among other objects, to show the true bearings vf Phrenology on Education, on 'Thcology, and on Mental and Moral Philosophy.
The Public School Society in the city of New York has under its care 83 schools and about 17,000 pupils. The number of children in that city between five and fifteen years of age who do not attend any school is estimated at from 18,000 to 20,000; and these utterly ignorant of the rudiments even of a common English education. Mr Henry J. Abel of Wisconsin has just published a map, accompanied with a historical and geographical description of that Terri. iory.- The Wesleyan academy bad during the summer and fall terms of 1838, 379 pupils, Males 216, Females 153. And during the year, 560 of both sexes. Rev. David Potter, A. M. is the principal, aided by seven assistants.- Hopkins academy in Hadley Mass. is under the charge of Mortimer Blake, A.M. and five assistant teachers. The number of pupils for the year ending Nov. 20, was in the male department 121, female 85, total 206.- The Christian Spectator has been united with the American Biblical Repository a quarterly work edited by Absalom Peters D. D. and published at New York.
MARION COLLEGE, Marion College, Missouri, has 35 students, viz. Senior, 1 ; Juniors 7; Sophomores, 6; Freshmen, 12; Irregulars, 9; in the Gramnar school, 35; total, 70.
DICKINSON COLLEGE, CARLISLE, PA. It has 223 students, including 102 in the grammar school connected with it. Law students, 19; Seniors, 18; Juniors, 22; Sophomores, 32; Freshinen, 12; pursuing a partial course, s. The Faculty are Rev. John P. Durbin, A. M. President and Professor of Moral Philosopby; Merritt Caldwell, A. M. Professor of Metaphysics and political Economy; Robert Emery, A. M. Professor of Languages; William H. Allen, A. M. Professor of Chemistry and Experimental Philosophy ; Rev. John McClintock, A. M. Professor of Mathematics; Hon. John Reed, LL. D. Professor of Law; S. A. Roszel, A. M. Principal of the grammar school, J. M. Carey, A. M. and Rev. John F. Hay, assistants.
A charter has been granted by the Legislature of New York for an institution on Staten Island to be called Richmond college. Rev. Willian Wilson has been elected President. The institution, say the trustees, will not be sectarian, but is intended to be conducted on the most liberal, catholic, and enlightened principles.
Hudson RESERVE COLLEGE. By the catalogue, it appears that there are, with the President Rev. G. E. Pierce, D. D.-seven Professors,--two of whom confine their labors to the Theological department, and three Tutors, constituting a Faculty of ten, nine of wbom, are, and have been employed in the discharge of their appropriate duties, while the Professor of Chemistry, &c. is absent during the present collegiate year in order thoroughly to qualify himself, for his station.
The total number of students, is 136, of whom 15 are pursuing their studies in the Theological department, under the superintendence of Professors Hickok and Barrows: 59 are undergraduates, of whom 8 are in the Senior; 21 in the Juvior; 14 in the Sophomore; and 26 in the Freshmen class; with 52 in the Preparatory department.
The public buildings now consist of the two buildings, formerly denominated North and South college, erected several years since, the new college building, 4 stories high, which has been completed during the past season, at an expense of $7,000; and which is particularly designed for the use of the Theological students, whose rooms are neatly and substantially finished, and furnished; the Chapel, completed 2 years since which not only furnishes an ample place for worship, but also contains a large Library room, and several recitation rooms, and the Observatory, also begun and completed the past season.
The Library is now furnished with a choice selection of 4000 volumes; and a new and complete Philosophical apparatus has been received from Europe, during the past year.
The Observatory is furnished with an excellent Equatorial Telescope, a Transit circular, and an accurate Chronometer, thus affording ample facilitie- for the acquisition of scientific knowledge.
Within a few years much has been said respecting manual labor, as affording means of defraying the expenses of a collegiate course; and not a few students, expect much from the avails of their own labor.
Perhaps no institution in our country, possesses greater advantages for employing students than this. With two workshops in which cabinet and chair making and coopering are carried on--and to which is attached a steam-engine; they have lately come into possession of a valuable farm, of 120 acres, with good and substantial buildings, in the immediate vicinity of the college, it being the liber al donation of Heman Oviatt, Esq of this village, on which at certain seasons of the year the students can be employed to advantage.
And yet truth compels me to say, that unless a student is acquainted with one of the trades practised at the workshop, or has uncommon energy and decision of character, he will not be likely to realize much from the avails of his labor, unless it be by invigorating his health, and refreshing his spirits.
Study is, as it should be, the main business; and since manual labor, as a part of the system, has been laid aside, one third inore progress in study has been made than before.
No apology then is necessary, for repeating in substance what I said one year since:-manual labor as affording substantial pecuniary profit, has thus far, in all cases, I believe, proved as a system, a failure; though individuals to a limited extent may succeed. Nor do I believe there is an Iustitution in our country, which attempts to combine labor with study, where a dividend of 7 per cent on facili
ties, such as farms, workshops, stock, &c. would not afford more substantial aid to the studenis, as a class, without labor, tban 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 educatiou is to be estimated not by what it 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 income. 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 abandonment. Besides, it was thought that the plan of coming down fi vin (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, those who patronize the Institution by sending their children or wards in this the time of its most pressing need, will have the twofold gratification of contributing to establish the College beyond contingency, while they 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 Maihematics, 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.”
WESTERN Reserve Teacher's SEMINARY AND KIRTLAND IN
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 commodious 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 Seminary 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— Adanis ; English Grammar.
do.; Arithmetic-Adam's, finished, review and compared with other
authors; English Grammar; including exercises in false syntax, &c.
Third Term. Rhetoric-Blair's Abridgment, 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.
Second Term. Chemistry, with experimental Lectures ; History, Ancient and Modern ;