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VOL. VII.-- JULY, 1861,--NO. VII.

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Printed in Cooke & DANIELsox. 16 Weybosset Strept.

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Eminently Practical,”

193 Annual Report of the School Committee of The City by the Sea ..... 195 Providence......

214 The Ragged Schools of England 196 American Institute of Instruction.

215 The Teacher's True Mission 197 Physical Education

216 The Way the English Bring Up Children 198 Our Schools.... Disquietude ..

217 A Chapter on Quacks. 198 The Last of the Plantagenets....

218 War Terms....

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PHILOLOGY. Robin Gray... The Valley of the Nile..... 21 Noie Editorial. The Melancholy of Cowper, 219 Hints for Those who Need Them..... 2 2 A Hym...

22) The Right of Secession......

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MATHEMATICS. Recollections of a Schoolmaster 26 Solutior of Problem in June Number.

221 Exhibitions ... 218 The Cone and Sphere Problem......

221 Physical Constitution of the Sun...

210 QUESTIONS for WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS. NATURAL SCIENCE. Arithmetic.-Complex Fractions..

223 Feeding the Sun... 211 'Mental Arithmetic ....

224 EviToRS' DEPARTJIEST. Mental Arithmetic.-Number 2..

224 The ScOULMASTER and the Rebellion 213

BUOK TABLE. The Appointment of School Conniissioner... 213 Tim the Scissors-Grinder.....

224 Boston School Report.. 213. Our Good Ship Sails To-Night,”

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Providence Evening
Evening Press Establishment

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NO. 16 WEYBOSSET STREET, NEXT DOOR NORTIL OF THE POST OFFICE, PROVIDENCE.

COOKE & DANIELSON, proprietors of the above establishment, invite an increase of the favor already extended to them as the publishers of

1. THE PROVIDENCE EVENING PRESS, The largest daily newspaper in the State, and the only evening paper published in Rhode Island. It always has the latest telegraphic news, the same as contained in the Boston papers received in Providence sereral hours afterward. City and State intelligence will be found copiously set forth in its columns. Its general news and miscellaneous interesting matter in great abundance give it an adiditional passport to public favor. Its editorial conduct is strictly upon independent principles. Two editions of this handsomely printed journal are published daily.

The Evening Press is furnished to subscribers at the very low price of $6 per annum, payable in advance for any time desired. It is served in any part of the city at twelve cents per week, to such as prefer a weekly arrangement. Single copies, two cents each, inay be procured at the office, at the news depots, and of the newsboys.

The Evening Press is a very valuable medium for adverrisers, and both yearly and transient advertisers will be dealt with lil. rally,

2. THE RHODE ISLAND PRESS, Which is equalled in size by only one other weekly Rhode Island paper, contains a very large amount of reading matter, and is suphlied to subscribers at the cheap rate of $1.5) per year, payable in advance. Ten copies will be sent to one address for a year for $10. Single numbers, three cents. Only a limited number of advertisements will be received for this paper, the advertisers in which will find their interest promoted by an arrangement with respect to it.

3. THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOLMASTER.

BOOK AND JOB PRINTING, The Proprietors of this establishment confidently invite the patronage of the public in connection with their Book and Job Printing Department. They are prepared to execute all kinds of letter press printing with NEATNESS, CHEAPress and PROMPTNESS. No pains will be spared to make it to the interest of their friends to transact business of this kind with them.

PROVIDENCE March, 1861.

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E. S. Ritchie has just publisher a Catalogue of Philosophical Instruments, which have been expressly devised and constructed with the object of offering to the COMMON SCHOOL5 of the coun. iry a class of apparatus, at moderate cost, for the elucidation of the elementary principies of Natural Philosophy. It has been his aim, in the compilation, that each article shall illustrate a principle, in the simplest form by which it can be clearly and adequately shown ; to adopt the siz: best uniting efficiency and economy; to simplify the construction, and to avoid unnecessary cost of material or of ornament, -- that well-made, valuable, and durable apparatus may yet be of moderate price.

Sets are made up at the respective prices of twenty, 'thirty, fisty, ninety, one hundred and fifty, and two hundred dollars.

The Catalogne (illustrated with 120 Engravings) containing full descriptions of the instruments, practical directions for operating with each, and clear explanations of the principles illustrated, will be sent gratis on application.

RITCHIE'S CATALOGUE OF PHILOSOPHICAL INSTRUMENTS
For Colleges and High Schools, new and enlarged edition, containing descriptions of over
Twelve Hundred Pieces of Apparatus,
Will be sent by mail, on application.

E. S. RITCHIE,
No. 313 Washington Street, Boston.

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RHODE ISLAND STATE NORMAL SCHOOL,

BRISTOL, R. I.

The Terms of this Institution for the ensuing year will commenoo as follows:

First Term, on Tuesday, September 10, 1861.
Second Term, on Tuesday, November 26, 1861.
Third Term, on Tuesday, February 11, 1862.
Fourth Term, on Tuesday, May 6, 1862.

The year is divided into four Terms, in order to give to teachers an opportunity of attending the Normal School during the vacations of the Public Schools of the State.

BOARD OF INSTRUCTION,

JOSHUA KENDALL, A, M., Principal,

MISS HANNAJI W. GOODWIN,
MISS ELLEN R. LUTHER,

ASSISTANTS.

ARRANGEMENT OF STUDIES.

The studies of the School are arranged, as far as possible, to meet the wants of actual teachers and those intending to become such. They embrace,

First. The “ Common School Branches,” viz : SPELLING, READING, ARITHMETIC, ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND ANALYSIS, POLITICAL AND PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, including both teaching and drill exercises in each. General Exercises and Object Lessons will be given each week; also Lessons in Vocal Music and in Drawing. Second. The "Higher English and Mathematical Branches," and the “Natural Sciences,” riz: ENGLISH LANGUAGE, GEOMETRY,

BOTANY,
ENGLISH LITERATURE, ASTRONOMY,

CHEMISTRY,
RHETORIC,

NATURAL PHILOSOPHY, GEOLOGY, &c.
ALGEBRA,

PHYSIOLOGY, A Course of Familiar Conversational Lectures will be given, each term, on topics connected with the Teacher's Life and Duties.

Every subject of study and of lecture will be considered with reference to the best methods / teaching it.

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VOL. VII.-- AUGUST, 1861,--NO. VIII.

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