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because they do not like them. Little eneel hy mental discipline, would raise her
Woman's quick perception of the right
very well in its place; course, seems peculiarly to fit her for an yet there are those whose cars do not vi- adriger and counselor in the affairs of life. brate to musical sounds--whose roices How many noble brothers might have would make sad discords in the otherwise been saved from degradation and ruin, harmonious strains which full so sooth- had their sisters been so educated that sely upon the listening ear. Still less is they could enter into their plans, sympathe number of those who have the time thize with, a lvise and encourage them. and ability to become good instrumental Their influence is gentle, yet powerfulmisicians; and, even if all who desired, powerful in proportion as they possess the could become skillful performers, would knowledge which enables them to sugit not be better to commence with the seri, advise and counsel rightly. science of numbers? It is a fact, to Chemistry is a science with which erwhich our own music teacher adds her cry girl should be conversant, for it is intestimony, that a previous knowledge of timately connected with the practical duMathematics very much facilitates the ac- ties of life. Those very “Lords of creaquirement of musical skill.
tion," who are ready to cry “PEDANTRY" In the dear home circle—that center at the mention of one who does not think from which emanates so powerful an in- it out of her sphere to study the Natural fluence for good or ill—how much more Sciences, are still more disturbed if each confidence would be placed in the opinion article of food is not prepared
such a and advice of a woman possessing a well way as to render it the most tempting to cultivated mind, than of one whose high- their dainty palates. est ambition was to be able to draw pret
We are told that ladies have accomty pictures, and write simple lays of po- plished much by writing poetry. This etry! One who devotes her time and at- may be true; yet Rhetoric says, that tention to these, may seem, to a superfi- “Extensive knowledge is the first requicial observer, more accomplished than site for a good writer.” The frequency one who chooses the more unobtrusive with which flowers and birds are menpaths of deep study and quict thought.- tioned by most poetical writers, convince Yet, which, think you, would prove the us that they are not strangers to Botany more intelligent and agreeable companion? and Zoology; while the quantity of odes which would be the better fitted for use to “The fair silvery moon," oft tempt us fulness? For, we believe, that even to wish that they would study Astronogirls, is rightly educated, might become my long enough to learn that the moon, useful members of society.
though APPARENTLY the largest, was not “Judge not of woman's heart in bours the only celestial body worthy of notice. That strew her path with summer flowers, Yet vain would be the attempt to form When joy's full cup is mantling high, any idea of the number, distances and diWhen flattery's blaudishments are nigh;
mensions of those "spacious orbs” withJudge her not then! within her breast
out a previous knowledge of Mathematics. Are energies unseen that rest."
Nowhere perhaps does the gentle naEnergies which, if lead out and strength- ture of woman appear more lovely than
M. E. T.
in caring for the sick and helpless ones of They are yet in favor of doing the work earth. Think you that a sculptor's name at some future time. Let the friends of was ever as fondly or as proudly cherish- education then hasten it on, and they ed as is that of Florence Nightingale? will be amply rewarded for their efforts. She is one of the noblest examples of the The school at Judson is under the true woman which the world has ever charge of Miss Bennett, formerly Princiseen: may her name long le cherished as pal of the primary department of one of a bright ornament to her sex, and her the New York Public Schools. Here, self-denying deeds of kindness be imitated judging from what I saw, "order reigns.” by hundreds of worthy sisters. Yet even Each scholar appeared to wish to do just here a knowledge of the science of Pa- right. Miss Bennett and her Assistant thology and other departments of Physi- arc undoubtedly doing a good work.-ology, will be invaluable.
The Hudsonians may well be proud of Then let girls study Physiology, Chc- their Union School thus favorably commistry, Botany, Astronomy and all those menecd. May they never "back-slide." sciences which lead them to look through Should they even halt in the work thus Nature up to Nature's Cod. They can, begun, they will deserve to be stricken they do purify and ennoble the heart, and from the roll of Wisconsin's future cities! would fit them better to perform their The people of Hudson, of La Cross and duties in whatever sphere they more, and of all our fast growing towns, will find as a foundation upon which to build, let that they need to be constantly watching them study Mathematics.
and doing, or their demands will outgrow Platterille Academy, 1856.
their school privileges. In every place
the people talk well, and are right; but August 5th, 1856. frequently lack the man to urge them JOURNAL OF EDUCATION:--- At La Crosse onward. Some disinterested person is I found a two-story Union School House, needed to visit all our growing towns having one room on the first floor and one over the whole State, to present facts that above, with uninclosed school grounds, may stimulate the people to work.presenting not a very inviting appearance Where is the man? Can the State Ason account of the nightly berding of sociation send one? cattle in front of the house. When this
If, from the abore, you find an item for nuisance is removed by inclosing the the Journal, I shall have attained my grounds and the additional work of plant. object in writing. ing shade trees is done, La Crosse will
Respectfully, yours, have taken one more important step in
W. Van Ness. the right direction. The house affords but half room enough
PROFOUND IGNORANCE makes a man for the scholars who ought to attend the school. The people feel the importance
dogmatic. He who knows nothing, thinks
he can teach others what he has just now of doing something more, and talk of building during the present season.
learned himself; while he who knows a The people of Prescott were to build great deal, can scarce imagine any one a house for their Public School this sum- cannot be acquainted with what he says, mer, but owing to some mistake or mis- and speaks for this reason with more diffiunderstanding the work is postponed.-
[For the Journal of Etlucation.] The condition in after life of two indiCOMMON SCHOOLS.
viduals educated in the same school in
childhood, may be very different, one may CONSIDERED THEORETICALLY AND PRACTICALLY. be a humble laborer, an artizan, the other
may be President of the United States, NO. 4.
but neither of them will ever forget the
lessons learned in youth, or if elated and Referring to the definition that “edu- rendered dizzy by his elevation the Precation is the proper development of the sident should forget them, the artizan faculties and powers of the individual will not, and the remembrance of the with reference to the relations he sus- past will tend to cherish in him an honest tains," we shall find the Common School independence and clevate his manhood admirably adapted to train the child as a above the “accidents” of his position. future citizen of the republic. Founded The importance of this influence in a as our institutions are on the national system of education will be acknowledgpolitical equality of the race, what place ed by every one who loves and desires is better fitted than the school room to to perpetuate republican institutions.develope and cherish in the youth of
Tgain, in the schocl room the child learns our land those sentiments and principles ubedience to lawtaily con: vituted authowhich, growing with their growth, be
rity. In times past we have been noted come a part of their character and make
as an order loving, law abiding people; the problem of self government so easy of how long tiis sul continue to be a rasolution. Cathere! from different States, tional charact ustic depends upon the and often from nearly every part of Eu
education received by the children of the rore, the children of the rich and the
people. Evenis occurring in differunt poor, the cultiv:ter and t'vignorant, the
parts of the country during the past 1995 polished and the rulo sit down to learn
cars, seem to indicate a growing a 10the same lessons, li-ion to the instruc
gard of obligation in this reset, while tions of the same Teacher and be sub
the laxity of family overnment ani the ject to the same discipline in the school If the Teacher has a wellregulit-strike us as dangerous symptoms when
precociou:: cieve., Bent of yours incrica ed mind, if he understands his busins:
we consider what constitutes the strength how carcfully will he use the power of our government, and how incliicient which his station gives him to mould ani
and ponerless it must be when the peoinfluence aright the minds conmittel tr
iple have lost the habit of self-control and his charge. Judiciously trained they wiljoeience to law. learn not merely “bock les cas," but lessons of forbearancs, of generosity ("SKILT TrACHING--If self control, they will learn to desniso rizis a pre-f 2.171, in en ervameanness, to repress selfishness, to a'luz tional sonse, are t'ere uli (f the teachdeccit
, to love candor and speak theping 1.2000.–the teacher's work is truth. And more clearly than any thing ono o amazing invistandpuntr. ind else, if the Teacher be impartial and al- if this is so, further, the less than a milways just, will they learn the radical lion children in the schools of the State equality of all men, notwithstanding dif- of New York are raw material-unsculpference in talent, position, wealth or birth. tured marble, upon which the shape and
fashion of a manly spirit is to be sketched, and the citizen to be formed by the teacher.
If this consideration does not overwhelm the teachers of our schools with a sense of their responsibility, the fact does not arise from any uninspiring interest in the reflection. Do they feel, as they approach the shrine of fifty young adoring spirits, day after day, that they, more than the preacher or politician, or even the parent, in many cases, are building the morals or manners of a future society of the State? If they do not, they hare no business with the children,
They should, with solemn and breathless haste, hurry from the school-room, and go to delve in the field, or deal with gross matter in some form, and leave untouched the subtleties of responsive mind—the potent element of States and Empires.-W., in Westfield (Chau. Co.,) Transcript.
That did their brains confound,
BY J. D. P.
How brief is life! how passing brief!
2. Rec'd from Interent on Loans,
Pennliy on Forleitore, 181 0
3, Number of Acres soll, to whom, is EDUCATIONAL CONVENTIONS,
showed by the Whenle herewith 6. Lonns from School and University Lands,
9,470 50 These Conventions, under the call of 7. Amount of School and University
Fund on hand Jay Sist, 11,529 58 the Department, have been held in the 2. Amouni of lucome vn hanu, 12,153 52 counties of Walworth, Rock, Greene, La
REPORT FOR JUVE, 1856. fayette, Iowa, Grant, Crawford, La Crosse, 1. Funds received from sale of School Sauk, Columbia, Dodge, Jefferson, Wau and University Lands,
S3 88 kesha and Milwaukee. By appointment ?. Interest on loans,
23. l'enalties ou l'orfeitures,
510 65 I was present at these several Conven- t lines, tions, with the exception of the one held 5. School and luiversity Lands 2010,
282 91-100 acres. in Milwaukee. In general they have
To whom solu--James llone 15 been of an interesting character, and have
83-100 acres in Clunia CO.,
Edward Pratt 237 12-1011 acres contributed to awaken wider and deeper in Vataamit county. interest in behalf of the cause of educa- 8. Amount ionele
7. School and University Fund on tion. During the coming fall and winter
5,569 20 I hope to visit the most, if not all, the re- S. Income on hand,
11,005 00 maining counties, for the purpose of can
9. Certificates recalled--Vos.617,618,
619 and 620, Chippewa county, vasing, conferring and advising with the issued to L. D. Conery, Feb. friends of Common Schools.
20th, 1850; Nos. 321. 322, 327
and 5, Columbia county, isuA list of appointments will be issued in ei to ilenry Murrill, Oct. lst, the succeeding number of the Journal.
1836. A. CONSTANTINT. BARRI,
REPORT TOR JULY, 1830.
1. Funda received from sele of Stato STATE OF WISCONSIN.
and l'niversity Lands, OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS SCHOOL
2. Interest on loans.
121 83 AND UNIVERSITT LAND,
3. Penalties on Forieitures,
216 47 Madison, May 5th, 1856.) 4. Fines,
5. School and University lands zuld, To the Supt of Pub. Instruction-Sir:
160 acres. In pursuance with the provisions of
To whom sold-Agnes McKinon
160 acres in St. Crois county. Chapter 40 of the General Laws of 1856, 6. Amount Loaned,
8,200 00 we herewith make the following Report 7. School and University Fund on
4,047 61 for April, 1856:
8. Income on hand,
11,092 09 1. Rec'd from sale of School and Uni
Respectfully, versity Land,
David W. Jones, 2. Ree'd from Interest on Loans, 084 99
CHARLES KLEIN, Commissionere.
WX. R. SMITH,
149 91 5. Number of Acres soll, to whom, is
OFFICE OF State Sup't, showed by the Schedule herewith 6. Loans from School and University
Madison, Aug. 20th, 1856.) Fund,
3,970 00 Will the correspondents of this De7. Amount of School and University Fund on hand,
18,152 76 partment be particular in giving the name 8. Amount of Income,
10,256 87 of the county, as well as that of the REPORT FOR MAY, 1876.
town, in which they reside? This would 1. Rec'd from sale of School and Cni
save much trouble and time in this office, versity Land,
$973 18 and many mistakes as to the matter