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" GO FEEL WHAT I HAVE FELT." Promised eternal love and truth;

But who, forsworn, hath yielded up

This promise to the deadly cup; [A young lady who was told that she

And led her down from love and light, was a monomaniac in her hatred to alco

From all that made her pathway bright, holic drinks, wrote the following touch- And chained her there 'mid want and strife, ing and sensible verses, which were first That lowly thing-a drunkard's wife! published in the Christian Adrocate and And stamped on childhood's brow, so mild, Journal.]

That withering blight-a drunkard's child ! Go, feel what I have felt,

Go, hear, and see, and feel and know, Go, bear what I have borne;

All that my soul bath felt and known, Sink 'neath a blow a father dealt,

Then look within the wine-cup's glow

Sce if its brightness can atone;
And the cold, proud world's scorn.
Thus struggle on from year to year,

Think if its flavor you would try,
Thy sole relief—the scalding tear.

If all proclaimed, 'Tis drink and dio.
Go, weep as I have wept,

Tell me I hate the bowl-
O'er a loved father's fall;

Hate its feeble word-
See every cherished promise swept-

I loathe, abhor-my very soul,
Youth's sweetness turned to gall;

By strong disgust is stirred
Hope's faded flowers strewed all the way

Whene'er I see, or hear, or tell That led me up to woman's day.

Go, knoel as I havo knelt;

Of white persons in Virginia, between
Implore, beseech and pray ;
Strive the besotted heart to melt,

the ages of five and twenty, there are The downward course to stay ;

379,845. of this number there are at Be cast with bitter curse aside

school or college only about 111,327, Thy prayers burlesqued, thy tears defied. leaving as attending no school of any Go, stand where I have stood,

kind, 268,518; that is, for every young And see the strong man bow;

person in the State, between five and With gnashing teeth, lips bathed in blood, twenty years of age, receiving any instrucAnd cold and livid brow;

tion, there are two others who receive Go catch his wandering glance and seo none! In other words, two-thirds of that There mirrored, his soul's misery.

portion of the population of Virginia, Go, hear what I have heard

who are to become citizens within the The sobs of sad despair

next fifteen years, are, in these most preAs memory's feeling fount hath stirred, cious years of their history, going wholAnd its revealings there

ly untaught. We stop not to comment Have told him what he might have been, Had he the drunkard's fate foreseen.

on the almost total worthlessness of much

of the instruction imparted to the oneGo to my mother's side,

third who receive any.-N. Y. Evangelist. And her crushed spirit cheer Thine own deep anguish hide

THE SALARIES of the teachers of the Wipe from her cheek the tear, Mark her dimmed ege—her furrowed brow; with an annual increase of $100 till they

High Schools of Boston are fixed at $2400, The gray that streaks her dark bair nowHer toil worn frame,her trembling limbs, amount to $2,800, and the sub-masters And trace the ruin back to him

at $1,600 with the same increase till they Whose plighted faith, in early youth, amount to $2,000.






For the Journal of Education. On motion of Mr. Irons, a vote of thanks EDUCATIONAL CONTEXTION. was extended to Messrs. Barry, Rogers,

Dean and Burt, for their very able ad

dresses, In pursuance of a previous call, the first semi-annual meeting of the Colum- Adjourned to meet at 10 A. M., Wednesbia County Teacher's Association was

day, Sept. 10th. held in a beautiful grove near the village

WEDNESDAY, 10 o'clk, A. M. of Inch, on Tuesday, the 9th day of Sep

Association met, and was called to ortember, inst,, at 10 o'clock, A. M., in con- der by the President. Mr. James Irons junction (the first day) with a school having been called to the chair, Mr. Dean celebration by the people of Dekorra and read the constitution, and suggested the vicinity.

propriety of amending the fourth article The Association was called to order by thereof. John Dean, Esq., of Portage City, Presi- On motion of Rev. S. E. Miner, the foldent, Geo. H. Hurd, Secretary, being ab- lowing amendment was made to the 4th sent. L. H. Smith, of Arlington, was article of the constitution, viz: “And the chosen Secretary pro tem.

President and Directors shall have auThe President gave a brief history of thority to call special meetings of the ihe organization of the Association, and Association at such times and places as stated the objects of the Convention; af- they may regard necessary for the best ter which a beautiful hymn for the occa- interest of the same." sion, was sung by the Teachers and A spirited discussion on the subject of schools of Dekorra. Prayer was then government in our common schools enoffered by Rev. J. B. Rogers, of Portage sued, in which Messrs. Miner, Dean and City. Singing by the Teachers and others participated. Schools.

Fourteen persons, Teachers, Town SuThe Hon. A. C. Barry, State Superin-perintendents and friends of education, tendent of Public Instruction, not having became members of the Association ; afarrived, the opening address was deliver- ter which, the President having resumed ed by John Dean, Esq. Subject : His- the chair, the Association, on motion, adtory of our Common Schools,

journed until 2 o'clock, P. M. On motion, Convention adjourned for one hour.

Meeting called to order by the Presi

dent. Mr. Barry being obliged to return Opening address by J. A. Burt, Esq., after the first days exercises, gave Teacher of Portage City, Subject: Dis- us assurances he would spend sevcipline of Youth.

eral days with us in November, if we Mr. Burt was followed by an address would adjourn to meet then. General from Rev. J. B. Rogers, on the Religious remarks were made by the members relaand Moral character of our Schools. tive to time and place of adjournment.

Hon. A. C. Barry having arrived, ad- On motion of Mr. Miner, the Associadressed the Convention on the subject of tion voted, that when they do adjourn, Education as connected with all true re- they adjourn to meet again at Wyocena, forms.

on the second Tuesday of November next. Singing by the Scbools.

The Association was then addressed at

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length by Rev. Samuel E. Miner, of Wyo- results that attend the effort to teach that cena, on the Defects of our Common first and elementary exercise of the school School System. Remarks were then room, the art of reading. It is a painful made by Messrs. Irons, Dean, and others, fact, that this exercise, as too often conon the same subject; after which the ducted, so far from accomplishing the deAssociation, on motion, adjourned as sired result, gives to many pupils an unabove, to meet at the village of Wyocena, natural, mechanical and unpleasant mode on Tuesday, the 11th day of November, of utterance, which in some cases is next, at 10 o'clock, A. M.

never overcome. It is indispensable that L. H. SMITH, Sec'y pro tem. the teacher be a natural, graceful reader,

and understand the art of teaching pupils For the Journal of Education. to read in the same manner. Without THE IDEAL OF TEACHING. this, it is doubtful whether it were not

better that the exercise be entirely omitted, and the children simply required to

peruse the lesson in silence. The teacher Our realizations seldom equal our ideal who can do anything like justice to this conceptions. This, to thoughtful minds, noble art, and most desirable accomplishis an evidence that we may hope to ex ment, is rarely to be found. Skill in this ist in a higher state of being, and to reach art is all important however, both in at last, what is unattainable here. It is

view of the immediate object aimed only those who cherish an ideal higher

at, and the teacher's success in other than any attainments yet made, and who branches of the calling. strive to reach it, that lead a progressive

2. DAILY PREPARATION.-Besides the life. This is true in all arts and interests, and eminently so in the art of teaching. general knowledge, thoroughly digested,

which the teacher should possess, a parMany persons, it is to be feared, who assume the office of teacher, have no

ticular preparation should be made for such ideal of excellence. For them this each day and each exercise. The public article is not written. They are not often speaker does not undertake to enlighter among the patrons or readers of a Jour- an audience, unless he has first digested nal of Education. But some there are

his matter. The lawyer does not plead : who wish to improve. To such these case, without examining and sifting thi thoughts are addressed. Among the con

evidence. The physician does not ad

minister medicines till he has determiner ditions of success in the teacher's calling are the following:

the symptoms of the disease. If the con 1. Through KNOWLEDGE OF WIAT is trary is seen, it is in exceptional cases Targuit.—The necessity of this is much or in fanatics and empirics. How ca overlooked. The teacher who is at the the teacher be exempted from a like ne same time a mere learner, may indeed ad-cessity ? Every day brings somethin vance faster than the pupils, and gradu- new to the scholar's attention. Wit ally lead them forward, but it is by a

this the teacher should be familiar, b blind and stumbling path. Time is lost, fresh examination and reflection. energy wasted, mistakes are made, and It is true that those who think ti unsuspected errors find lodgment in the functions of a teacher are performed ! mind. This may be illustrated by the hearing scholars recite mechanically t

J. B. P.

contents of a book, will be likely to re-tration not found upon the page before gard no other preparation necessary, than him. It was not teaching; it was a mere to have formally gone through with the turning of a machine of alternate quessame parrot-like process themselves, and tions and answers. to be able to correct a gross blunder in The opposite extreme of sacrificing all the recitation. But those who aspire to precision of language, to the desire for teach, and not simply to “keep school" originality, is to be avoided indeed; but six hours a day, will deem something to be confined to the words of a book, is more than this to be necessary. This destructive of life and interest in the brings us then to observe, in the next school-room. The fresh vital contact of place, the necessity of some degree of

mind with mind, is the secret of success 3. INDEPENDENCE OF TEXT-BOOKS.-In in the teacher's art. Both teachers and

pupils must learn to think, and to express an address recently made to a convention of teachers in an Eastern State, a

their thoughts without this, the whole gentleman of the highest rank in the edu- process is dull, profitless task-work--the

"barren action of the organs of speech cational world* stated, that for twenty years, he never used a text-book in upon the atmosphere."

Sheboygan, Sept. 25th, 1856. the school-room, unless it was to give out a problem in Algebra, &c. A like independence of books is not to be expected WINNEBAGO COUNTY TEACHERS' IN. of every teacher at once; but this is the

STITUTE. ideal to which the teacher should aim.By independence of books, it is not meant,

Pursuant to the call of the Executive of course, that every teacher should dis. Commitee, of the Winnebago County Eduregard what authors have written, and cational Association, the Institute of said simply teach his own peculiar and per. County convend at the Union School haps crude notions of the subject in hand. House, in the city of Oshkosh, Sept. 15th, On the contrary, let as many authors as

to hold its second semi-annual session.possible be consulted, anıl some system, Mr. A. Picket was elected President; Miss as far as necessary, faithfully followed; S. A. Steele, Secretary, and Mr. J. E. Munbut let not the convenience of leaning pon the text-book in the school-room,

The following Commitees were apexcuse the teacher from ever attempting

pointed by the Chair: co stand upon his own feet.

Business Committee-Consisting of the While waiting once for a train of cars, following persons: Misses L. O. Cowdin, I stepped into a large and flourishing Se- S. A. Steele, Messrs. J. E. Munger, and minary, and, as it happened, listened to a E. W. Pete. recitation from a class of young men and Committee on Criticism-C. W. Watvomen in English Grammar. The teacher son, Misses S. 0. Picket, C. Seavey, E. n attendance was dignified with the title Pride and J. Goss. of “Professor of Languages,” but there Financial Committee--Messrs. C. W. he stood, book in hand, and never once Watson, J. Bushnell, and Miss A. Abbot. lid he venture upon a thought or illus- Committee on Resolutions—Miss L. 0.

* Dr. A. Potter, formerly Professor in Union Cowdin, Messrs. E. W. Pete, and H. 0. College.


ger Treasurer.

The sessions of the Insaitute were shall I educate my son, where shall I edopened each morning and evening with ucate my daughter." prayer.

Rev. L. Rood, -subject, “Education." Classes were organized and different Mr. M. Seavey, “Influence of early exercises conducted from day to day as Education." follows :

The Committee appointed to draft resoReading-Messrs. A. Picket, E. B. lutions made the following report: Gray, Miss L. 0. Cowdin.

Resolved, That we as a body of TeachSpelling-A. J. Craig.

ers, having been benefitted by this InstiMental Arithmetic-A. J. Craig, Miss tute, do most sincerely regret, that all the

Teachers of Winnebago County, have not S. 0. Picket.

availed themselves of its advantages. Written Arithmetic-A. J. Craig.

Resolved, That hereafter we will do all in Geography-Misses S. 0. Picket, C. our power to secure a more general atSeavey, Mr. H. 0. Pierce.

tendance of teachers, and ail persons enNatural Philosophy-Messrs. J. E. gaged in educational interests. Munger, E. W. Pete, and A. K. Brush.-- Resolred, That those who have aided

this Institute in its efforts to secure a betVocal Music—Prof. M. H. Morgan.- ter system of teaching, arc entitled to our

Grammer, including Orthography- gratitude. Mr. A, Picket

Resolved, That patrons ought not to The following questions were submitted expect teachers to be more faithful, for discussion :

prompt, energetic and self-sacrificing to

those committed to their charge, than Resolved, That School Teachers ought they themselves are. not to be engaged in politics.

Resolved, That we tender our thanks Speakers, Rev. L. Rood, Messrs. E. B. to those citizens of Oshkosh, who have Gray, E. W. Pete, A. K. Brush, and A. from abroad, to Mr. A. J. Craig, for his

extended their hospitality to teachers Picket.

generous and able instruction; to Mr. A. How should Schools be arranged and Picket, for having so faithfully served us governed ?

in his various capacities; to Prof. M. H.

Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Phelps, who: Speakers, Messrs. A. J.Craig, A. Pick- contributed their efficient aid in musical et, J. Bushnell, E. W. Pete, H. O. Pierce, capacities; to Jr. Thos. Russell, City SuE. B. Gray, Misses L. 0. Cowdin, and S. perintendent, and the Educational Board A. Steele.

of this city, both for closing the school

and giving teachers their time, and foi At what age should a pupil commence the use of the house. the study of Physiology, and according to On motion, Rev. E, W. Tolford, Rev what system should it be taught?

L. Rood, Rev. Mr. Marble, Rev. J. Cush Speakers, Messrs. A. Picket, E. E. Gray ing, and Prof. M. II. Morgan, were madı E. W. Pete, A. J. Craig, J. E. Munger, Honorary Members of the Association. and Miss S. A. Steele.

The Institute adjourned Friday, Sept Discussion on the subject of graded 19th, at 9 o'clock P. M. Schools.

About forty teachers were in attend Speakers, Messrs. A. Picket, H. o. ance, and an increasing interest was mani Pierce, E. W. Pete.

fested until the close of the session. The Institute was favored with lectures

A. PICKET, President. by the following persons :

S. A. STEELE, Secretury. Rev. D. W. Tolford,-subject." Wbere Oshkosh, Sept. 2014, 1856.

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