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- ployed as good teachers, and paid them as good wages as any other town of like 1 resources. It is true that in many respects our schools will admit of much im

provement, but of what schools can not the same be said? And when I reflect that the first settlers of our town are yet resident among us-that six years ago, when I moved in here, I had but one neighbor within a circuit of some miles -I believe that instead of complaining, we may justly feel proud of our progress, and may look forward with fixed hopes to a day, not far distant, when our schools will compare favorably with those of any country settlement in the State.

MATTHEW HILL, Town Superintendent.



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The Association called to order by the Rev. M. B. True, Vice-President. John
S. Dore appointed Secretary pro-tem. The following programme was adopted:

9. AM, Roll Call and Devontional Exercises.
9.20 Mental Arithmetic, O. N. Russell, Teacher.
Geography, J. S. Dore,

10:30 Recess.
10:45 Grammar, W. T. Brayton,

11:30 Miscellaneous Business.
12: M. Intermission.

1.30 P.M. Music
1.40 Arithmetic, H. H. Hopkins,

2.20 Reading and Spelling, Miss J. Hopkins, do.

3:15 Phonetics, M. B. True,


Composition, Elocution, and Critics Report.
4 30 Intermission.

Discussion, Declamation, and Lectures.
On Tuesday Evening the name of the Society was changed from Marquette to
Green Lake County Teachers' Association, and the following officers elected for
ensuing year:

President-Rev. M, B. TRUE, St. Marie.
Vice-President-J. J. MCINTYRE, Berlin.
Secretary-D, H. WAITE, Princeton.

Treasurer-Miss C. A. HAKE, Princeton.
Executive Committee-A.M. MAY, O. S. TONE, Miss M. J. RAWSON.

The exercises during the week were conducted according to the programme, and evenings occupied in discussion and declamation.

The following resolutions were discussed.

Resolved, That ladies and gentlemen of equal qualifications as teachers, should receive equal compensation.”

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"Resolved, That no teacher should be employed who makes use of ardent spirits or tobacco."

Resolved, That the teacher exerts a more deep and lasting influence than the minister."

"Resolved, That the science of civil government should be taught in common schools."

"Resolved, That the influence of learning is more widely and deeply felt than the influence of wealth.

The Association returned their thanks to the Methodist and Congregational Churches for the use of their houses during the week, and voted a copy of the proceedings should be furnished the county papers and the Journal of Education for publication.

On Friday the Association adjourned to meet the first Monday in April next, at such place as the Executive Committee may designate.

DAVIS H. WAITE, Secretary.

The Atlantic Monthly, for November, is received, and is filled as usual with able and interesting articles. The present Number commences its second year, and though a brilliant success, already rivaling its older competitors, the publishers promise to make it still more attractive and entertaining in the future.

The first volume contained seven numbers. The second will contain the same and will end with the December Number, so that hereafter the volumes will commence with January and July. The work is stereotyped, and back Nos. can be supplied. Terms-three dollars per annum, or twenty-five cents. a Number.

On the receipt of the subscription price the publishers will mail the work to any part of the United States prepaid.

For ten dollars the publishers will send five copies for one year, the sub. scribers to pay their own postage, Clergymen, teachers, and postmasters will receive the magazine for two dollars a year.

Address Phillips, Sampson, & Co., 13 Winter Street, Boston. All our subscribers, and all who hereafter become subscribers, will be furnished the Atlantic for two dollars on application to this office, personally or by mail.

Literary notices. A New Magazine.- Since our last issue we have received Number I of the NORTH-WESTERN QUARTERLY MAGAZINE, edited by Mr. James G. Wilson, and published by Rufus Blanchard, Chicago. The failure of one or two attempts to establish a magazine in that city seems not to have discouraged Mr. Blanchard from making another (trial, and the result is the neat and attractive quarterly above mentioned.

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We do not see why the commercial capitol of the North-West should not give us a successful magazine, and if this Number is an earnest of the future, it will surely live and make its way to the firesides of the people, Price twenty-five cents a Number, or one dollar a year.

Little George and his hatchet: a Lesson of Truth. By Mrs. Hoyt. Atwood &

Rublee, Madison. Price 10 cents.

This is a beautiful primer poem of twelve pages, with a handsome picture cover, the whole gotten up in a neat, substantial style. The proceeds of the sale of this little book are to go to the Monnt Vernon Fund, in aid of the purchase of the Home and Grave of Washington. Besides doing something toward so worthy an object, the book itself can not fail to interest the readers, and is worth many times its cost to any child, as an illustration of the beauty of Truth. Mrs. Hoyt would especially ask the attention of teachers, as she hopes to dispose of it mainly through their agency. Packages sent without delay to any part of the State on reception of the address of the teacher, with the number desired. Single copies, postpaid, to any one who sends us a dime, or the amount in stamps.

Address Mrs. Hoyt, Wisconsin Farmer Office, Madison, Wisconsin.


The Ladies Home Magazine. By T. S. Arthur and Virginia F. Townsherd.

It is one of the best magazines for the family published in this country. Its high moral tone commends it to all who value good principles, and the known ability of its conductors is a sufficient guaranty that intellectualy it will not be behind the demands of the age. Besides the usual literary articles, there is a portion devoted to the toilet and the work-table, a mother's department, hints to house-keepers, a health department, editors department, etc.

It is beautifully illustrated, contains numerous fashion places, and is furnished at $2 a year for single copies, four copies for five dollars Address----T. S. Arthur & Co., 323 Walnut Street, Philadelphia.


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embracing Directions for the Breeding, Rearing, and General Management of
all Domestic Animals; Rules for the Improvement of Breeds; How to Insure
the Health of Animals; and How to Cure their Diseases without the use of
Drugs; with a chapter on Bee Keeping. By the author of "The Garden,"
“The Farm," etc. New York: Fowler & Wells. Price, paper, 30 cents; mus-
lin, 50 cents,

This little book presents, in a small compass, much useful information, and is well worth the price asked for it. It will prove a valuable help to many who would never read a larger work. The publishers are doing a good work in furnishing hand-books on so many important subjects.

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It is gratifying to observe among teachers and school officers an increasng interest in promoting the improvement of Primary Schools. During he past year this subject has been made more prominent than heretofore n educational reports, and in educational meetings. The conviction is vidently gaining ground, that more attention should be bestowed upon he first steps in education. The importance of employing teachers of saverior qualifications in Primary Schools, and especially in lower classes of these schools, is beginning to be recognized among parents and school committees. We are happy to be able to state that in the city of Syraause, N. Y., the teachers of alphabet schools receive higher salaries than She teachers of more advanced grades in the Primary Schools. Those sho affirm that there is little occasion for the exercise of high talent in he discipline and instruction of young children prove themselves proPoundly ignorant of the whole subject. We must divest our minds of the alse notion that the first stage of school education consists in nothing nore than saying a, b, c. We are sure that no one could ever again enterain such an absurd idea after having heard the description of Geo. B. merson, LL.D., at the recent meeting of the American Institute of Intruction, at Norwich, of the method of teaching the alphabet which he ritnessed in Prussia. Gov. Buckingham remarked that nothing in all the ble and eloquent addresses on the occasion, inspired him with so much onfidence in the improvement of popular education as what he had heard bont teaching the alphabet. In Boston the school committee have undertaken to introduce into the

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