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size of the different political divisions of this department, instruction from Text the globe, their relations to each other, Books need not extend beyond a few physical social and political are absolutely months. The precepts of the living teachessential to the American freeman. And er will be needed constantly, whenever here let me protest against so much time any habits prejudicial to health are obbeing wasted upon dry, unimportant de- served, or wherever favorable opportuni1 tails in these studies. These may be more ties present themselves for impressing upsuccessfully learned in after years. It on the mind some useful hints. should be the aim of the common school

Here the course of study for the large to implant firmly in the mind general

mass of our public schools must end.s principles, the beams, posts and girders We would willingly extend it to meet the

of the structure. The smaller timbers requirements of our higher schools, but and finishing touches may be supplied af- this may be deferred, until such time as terwards.' The most important part of

these schools are not so rare exceptions the time devoted to these branches in our to the general rule. Our object is to treat -+ | public schools

, should be spent in teach- of schools as they are, and not as we would ing how to study them aright. Their

like to have them. We look for their imstudy must be a life work. The longer the time spent in school, the farther may Public School.

provement in a fuller appreciation of the the pupil progress, but at farthest he can

Platteville, Wis. become acquainted with only the first rudiments of these branches, and it is useless

[For the Journal of Education. to attempt any finishing of education here. History is of daily growth and its increase

PRECOCITY OF INTELLECT.. will equal the advance of the best mind. He who neglects his health is guilty of

Some children seem by nature endowed a threefold crime, for upon the health of with unusual mental activity. In the the body depends that of the intellect and years of infancy they seem mentally maheart. There is such an intimate con- ture. The body small and undeveloped, nection between the physical, mental and is freighted with a giant mind. | moral powers, and the physical are so es- few years they dazzle the eyes of the sentially at the foundation, that a knowl- world, then, in å vast majority of cases, edge of the laws of health is highly im- go out and are gazed at no more. Early portant

. Some elementary work in Phys- maturity is generally accompanied by iology should be introduced as soon as early decay. Is it absolutely necessary the ideas contained in it can be under that the most gifted should die in early stood and appreciated. This branch of youth? By no means. This precocity study in our common schools is sadly is of two distinct classes. The first arises neglected ; and its neglect is one that will from an unhealthy or diseased brain.be felt in after generations. We cannot That disease sometimes produces rapid expect to make thorough physicians of growth and development, is a well estab. the little ones in our schools

, but we can lished fact in the physical world. Noris give them such an idea of their little bod- it less true in the mental. The senses beies and the laws governing their healthfui come exceedingly acute, sometimes painaction, that medical schools would be less fully so under the influence of certain plenty , or more sparingly attended. In diseases

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reason, the judgment are doubtless sus-ulants. Nor is it less sinful to goad on ceptible to like impressions. In the second the powers already doing more than their class are found those who are endowed part, even if they be perfectly healthy in with unusually active mental powers, their action. which rightly checked may bless the world The fact cannot be disguised that inbut, encouraged and flattered break by tellectual murder is very prevalent in our their own weight. Is it strange that so land. Would teachers and parents cease few, who exhibit in early years wonderful to strive to obtain notoriety and worldly ripeness of intellect, ever realize in later praise by the exhibition of the unusual life the expectations they have raised ?- mental strength of their more favored puThe strangeness of the thing vanishes as pils and children, the world will have we look into our families and our schools. less occasion to mourn the early fall of Who are the praised, the petted, the those whom God designed to be a blessing stimulated! Those who need an entirely to mankind. different discipline. 'A mysterious Pror Platteville, Wis. idence' often visits those who charge upon their Creator the result of their own indis

[From the N. Y. Tribune.

IN THE MEADOWS. cretion, not to use any harsher term.

Natural as it is, and gratifying as it may I lie in the summer meadows, be to the pride of a parent or teacher, to

In the meadows all alone,

With the infinite sky above me, push forward the smart and promising And the sun on his mid-day throne. youth, I can look upon it in no other

The smell of the flowering grasses light than that of a positive wrong, and a Is sweeter than any rose,

And a million happy insects wrong not often enough proclaimed

Sing in the warm repose. against. A healthy and vigorous mind

The mother lark that is brooding, cannot long retain its standing in a dis

Feels the sunshine on her wings, eased, dwarfed or overtasked body. One And the deeps of the noon-day glitter or the other must yield. The body must

With swarms of fairy things. be entirely prostrated and die or the mind From the billowy green beneath mo

To the fathomless blue above, at first unusually active become all the

The creatures of God are happy more sluggish on account of its early In the warmth of their summer love. acuteness. If we would have a giant

The infinite bliss of Nature mind we must have proportional strength I feel in every vein; of body. To use a common illustration,

The light and life of Summer

Blossom in heart and brain. an engine of immense power will do very well in one of our ocean steamers, but

But darker than any shadow

By thunder-clouds unfurled, would be of little service in one of our The awful truth arises, smaller river craft, unless to ensure its own That Death is in the world! destruction with the hull containing it. And the sky may beam as ever,

And never a cloud bo curled, If disease be the cause of precocity, it

And the airs be living odors, is without doubt absolutely sinful to fos But Death is in the world. ter it. The mind needs depletion at some

Out of the deeps of sunshine times as well as the body and the skillful The invisible bolt is hurled;

There's Life in the summer meadows, physician is he who knows when to re

But Death is in the world ! duce as well as when to administer stim

BAYARD TAYLOR.

CHIPPEWAY COUNTY.

Superintendent's Department. Chippewas

;

No. Child'n. App'nt.
177 $123 90

$123 90

APPORTIONMENT OF SCHOOL FUND
INCOME-1856.

CLARKE COUNTY,-

179 90
172 20
131 60
889 20
39 90

Lisbon,

Lyndon,

912 80

Bad Ax,

Bergen,

Jefferson,
Kickapoo,
Virogua,

ADAMS County. No. Children. Apportionment. CRAWFORD COUNTY.-
Big Spring,
152 $106 40 Eastman,

257
Grand Marsh,

99
69 30 Highland,

246
Jackson,

89
62 30 Marietta,

188
Lemonweir,

226 158 20 Prairie du Chien, 556
Lindina

834
233 80 Utica,

57
141

98 70
108
75 60

1304
Plymouth,

137

95 90 COLUMBIA COUNTY.-
Quincy,

139
97 30Arlington

127
Springville,

130
91 00 Caledonia,

255
Wancedah,
144 100 80 Columbus,

538
Necedah,

191
133 70 Courtland,

317
Chester,

87
60 90 Dekorra,

348
Fort Winnebago, 288
1977 $1383 90 Fountain Prairie, 359
BAD Ax COUNTY.-

Hampden,

216
465
325 50 Leeds,

227
176 123 20 Lewiston,

317
Hillsborough,

99
69 30 Lodi,

336
224 156 80 Lowville,

253
149
104 30 Marcellon,

316
517 361.90 Newport,

165
Otsego,

274
1630
1141 00 Pacific,

91
Browx COUNTY,-

Portage City, 676
Depere,
237 165 90 Randolph,

363
560
392 00 Scott,

276
692 484 40 Springvale,

270
82
57 40 West Point,

160
294
205 80 W yocena,

384
Lawrence,

148
103 60

6541
44

30 80 DANE COUNTY.
41

343
Burke,

250
2098
1468 60 Blue Mounds,

417
BUFFALO COUNTY.-

Blooming Grove, 148
Berry

162
250
175 00 Black Earth,

231
CALCYET COUNTY,

Bristol,

844
198 187 60 Cross Plains, 118
92

64 40 Cottage Grove, 423
264
184 80 Christiana,

531
251
175 70 Dane,

282
239
167 30 Dunn,

212
826

228 20 Deerfield,
11
7 60 Dunkirk,

481
Fitchburg,

828
1381 966 70 Montrose,

346'

88 90
178 50
376 60
221 90
240 10
201 60
251 30
151 20
251 90
221 90
235 20
177 10
221 20
115 50
191 80

63 70
473 20
254 10
193 20
189 00
112 00
268 80

Green Bay,

Green Bay City,
Holland,
Howard,

4578 70

Morrison,
New Denmark,
Wrightson,

28 70 Albion,

Belvidere
Buffalo,

Charlestown,
Lima,
Manchester,
New Holstein,
Portland
Stockbridge,
Woodville,

240 10
175 00
291 90
103 60
113 40
161
233 80

82 60
296 10
871 70
197 40
148 40
215 80
836 70
226 10
242 20

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$368 90
208 60
207 20
192 50
239 40
936 60
329 70
138 60
275 10
324 10
272 30
147 70
228 90
288 40
375 90
417 20

858

256
302
113
256
174
339
268

$6349 00

11875
DODGE COUNTY.
Ashippun,

525
Beaver Dam, 946
Burnett,

397
Calamus,

309
Chester,

636
Clyman,

479
Elba,

511
Emmett,

510
Fox Lake,

640
Herman,

540
Hubbard,

638
Hustisford,

381
Lebanon,

509
Leroy,

264
Lomira,

382
Lowell,

470
Oak Grove,

655
Portland,

331
Rubicon,

549
Shields,

439
Theresa,

514
Trenton,

585
Westford,

117
Williamstown,

496
Watertown, (5th
and 6th wards)

299

$270 20 Ceresco,

527
242 20 Eden,

298
1388 10 Eldorado,

296
280 10 Empire,

273
151 40 Fond du Lac, 842
106 40 Fond du Lac City, 1338
318 50 Forrest,

471
438 20 Friendship,

198
254 80 Lamartine,

393
250 60 Jetomen,

463
179 20 Oakfield,

389
211 40 Osceola,

211
79 10 Rosendale,

827
179 20 Springvale,

412
121 80 Taycheedah

537
237 30 Waupun,

596
187 60

9070
8232 50 GRANT County,
Beetown,

487
367 50 Cassville,

352
662 20 Clifton,

305
277 90 Ellenboro,

288
216 30 Fennimore,

331
445 20 Harrison,

399
335 30 Hazel Green, 799
357 70 Jamestown,

400
357 00 Lancaster,

565
448 00 Liberty,

146
378 00 Lima,

315
446 60 Marion,

289
266 70 Millville,

474
356 30 Muscoda,

364
184 80 Paris,

208
267 40 Patch Grove, 329
Platteville,

1023
Potosi,

914
Smeltzer,

387
Waterloo,

152
307 30 Wingville,

272
Wyalusing,

124

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458 50
231 70
384 30

106 40

190 40
86 80

359 80
409 50

81 90
847 20

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DUNN COUNTY.
Door COUNTY.
FOND DU LAC COUNTY,
Alto,

346
Ashford,

453
Auburn

221
Byron;

873
Calumet,

604

Iowa COUNTY.-

Arena,
209 30

Clyde,

Dodgeville,
8485 40

Highland,
Linden,
Minin,
Mineral Point,

Pulaski,
242 20 Ridgeway,
317 10 Waldwick,
154 70 Wyoming,
261 10
422 80

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Jackson COUNTY.-
Albion

190

White Oak Springs, 262
$133 00 Willon Springs, 304
Wiota,

550
$133 00 Wayne,

227

$183 40
212 80
385 00
158 90

3970 40

190
JEFFERSON County.-
Aztalan,

263
Concord,

461
Cold Spring,

494
Farmington,

479
Hebron,

319
Ixonia,

612
Jefferson,

737
Koshkonong,

671
Lake Mills,

438
Milford,

410
Oakland,

402
Palmyra,

548
Sullivan,

573
Waterloo,

494
Watertown,

768
Watertown City,

1197

167 30

84 70
372 90
427 70
221 90
417 20
196 00
185 50
367 50
251 30

359

2702 00

67 90

8696

6087 20 Berlin,

KENOSHA COUNTY.
Brighton,
Bristol,
Kenosha City,
Paris,
Pleasant Prairie,
Salem,
Somers,
Wheatland,

431
483
1437
442
543
514
394
503

184 10

5672
322 70 MANITOwoc County,
205 80 Centerville,

239
835 30 Eaton,

121
223 30 Kossuth,

547
449 40 Manitowoc,

611
515 90 Manitowoc Rapids, 317
469 70 Maple Grove, 596
306 60 Memee,

280
287 00 Mishicott,

263
281 40 Newton,

525
383 60 Two Rivers,
401 10
317 80

3860
537 60 MARATHON County,
837 90 Marathon,

97
MARQUETTE COUNTY,

782
Brooklyn,

316
301 70 Buffalo,

205
338 i0 Crystal Lake,

123
1005 90 Dayton,

203
309 40 Green Lake,

331
380 10 Hardin,

303
359 80 Harris,

138
275 80 Kingston,

275
352 10 Moundville,

298
Montello,

143
3322 90 Mackford,

379
Marquette,

208
103
122

190
110 60
Princeton,

352
89 60
Hackwaukee,

197
154 70
Shields,

227

249
51 10
Seneca,

51
Westfield,

121
858 20

5316
177 10 MILWAUKEE COUNTY.
565 60 Franklin,

598
Granville,

1012
214 20 Greenfield,

857
248 50 Lake,

683
275 10 Milwaukee,

848
227 50 Milwaukee City, 9345
219 80 Oak Creek,

697
75 60 Wauwatosa,

902
501' 20
525 701

14942

547 40
221 20
143 50

86 10
142 10
231 70
212 10

96 60
192 50
208 60
100 10
265 30
145 60
72 10
85 40
133 00
246 40
137 90
158 90
174 30
35 70
84 70

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Newton,
300 30 Oxford,

Berry,

151 90 St. Marie,

1226

3721 20

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LAFAYETTE COUNTY.
Argyle,
Benton,
Belmont,
Centre,
Elk Grove,
Fayette,
Gratiot,
Kendall,
Monticello,
New Diggings,
Shullsburgh,

306
355
393
325
314
108
716
751

418 60
708 40
599 90
478 10
593 60
6541 50
487 90
631 40

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