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from the busy scene of his labors. An esteemed contributor to this half-pay and was an active Magistrate at Kingston for several years. journal, he has favored us with many articles, one of which will be During the late Rebellion he was again called into active service as found in another column. He had also actively contributed to the First-class Barrack Master at Montreal, St. Helens and Dependen. establishment and success of the Lachute College and the Hunting- cies,' where he served until 1854, when being deprived of his sight, don Academy. Twice in each year he visited regularly all the he was, for his long and zealous services, of more than 57 years, schools in his extensive district of inspection, which comprised the permitted by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury County of Huntingdon, parts of the Counties of Châteauguay and to retire on full pay for life as a Field Officer.—North American. Argenteuil, and the Protestant schools of the City of Montreal ; and the reports which he made of these visits were invariably drawn

WILLIAM P. McLAREN, Esq., came to Hamilton more than up with the utmost care, and contained statistical and other infor- a quarter of a ceutnry ago, when the city was little more than a mation of great value. 'In him the public has lost a faithful and village, and commenced business. He was exceedingly successful, zealous servant, and the Department an able collaborator.---Lower more so than has usually fallen to the lot of man, and when, about

six Canada Journal of Education.

years, ago he retired from business, he had amassed a most handsome fortune, being probably one of the wealthiest men in Upper

Canada. His name is closely identified with the commercial history No. 20.-JOHN S. McCOLL, ESQ.

and progress of the city. Died, at his residence, in the Township of Aldborough, on the - DR. WOOLLEY, who was drowned in the London, was not 17th instant, after a short but painful illness of 18 hours' duration, Bishop of Sydney, as stated, but Principal of the Sydney Univer, John S. McColl, aged 37 years. Deceased was quiet, modest and sity, which office he had held since the university was establishedunassuming in his manners ; frank, honest, and sincere in his in- twelve years ago. He was an Oxford man, and Fellow of University. tercourse ; warm and ardent in his attachments ; constant, faithful, and unflinching in his friendship. In boyhood he contracted a love

-MR. ALLAN STEVENSON, the eldest son of Robert Stevenson, for learning, and made use of the best of our Common Schools to died in England, on the 23rd of December last. Like his late attain his purpose. He has ever been diligent in acquiring infor- father, he was a celebrated lighthouse engineer, and built no fewer mation on educational, literary and political questions. To this than twenty-three lighthouses. He contributed largely to the knowend he invested very liberally in books, which he always selected ledge of dioptrics, was a remarkable linguist, and author of many with great care and good judgment. His reading and information valuable treatises on those spheres of science with which he was was therefore much more extensive than was generally supposed. most familiar. Whatever he undertook to do, he did heartily; and no good cause -MR. JAMES CARGILL died, at Nassagaweya, County Halton, ever appealed to his sympathy or his support in vain. The abilities on the 10th ult., a native of Ireland, at the advanced age of 104 that were bestowed on him were ever exercised for good, and with years and some months. This old gentleman was born in the year such a transparent honesty of purpose, as to give him a quiet but 1760—that in which George III. ascended the throne of Britain. extensive influence.

When in April, 1849, A. McLachlin, Esq. re- He thus was a contemporary of all the stirring events of that long signed the office of Local Superintendent of Schools for the West reign ; was personally cognizant of the rise and fall of Napoleon ; Riding of the County, deceased was appointed by the County Coun- bore a part in the suppression of the Rebellion of 1798 in his native cil his successor, and he continued to discharge the duties of that land, and might have held conversation with men who existed during office with diligence until the day of his death.-Home Journal. the troublous times of the Pretender and his son Charles Edward.

-Hamilton Spectator.
RECENT DEATHS.

JAMES GRANT, Esq., L.R.C.S., Edinburgh, died at Ottawa, -MR. BARTHELEMI LACHANCE, of Deschambault, one of the 14th inst. The deceased was born in 1806, in Scotland, and had, conseleaders in the rebellion of 1837-8, and co-proprietor of the Liberal quently, attained his sixtieth year. His father was James Grant, paper of Quebec, died a few days since in Deschambault village, at Esq., an advocate of some celebrity, and considerable ability, who in the age of 84 years. He was imprisoned, and at one time shared 1819 took the premium of the Highland Society of Scotland, for a the cell of the late Judge A. N. Morin, also a prisoner.

History of the Gael—the prize consisted of a large silver cup. In -BISHOP FITZPATRICK, of Boston, whose death occurred re- Shortly afterwards he removed to Martintown, Glengarry, in which

1829, at the age of twenty-three, he came and settled in Montreal. cently, from softening of the brain, in the 53rd year of his age, was place he remained until 1864. Upon one occasion he contested the a native of that city, but was educated in the seminary of St. Sul-County of Glengarry in the conservative interest but was defeated. pice, of Montreal.

He came to Ottawa, and when among us but a short time, his great SA. D. M. BELL, Esq.,. A Quebec paper regrets to record professional skill and strong salient points of character had won for the death of Alexander Davidson McKenzie Bell, Esq., which took him numerous patients and hosts of friends. — Ottawa Citizen. place at his residence, Grande Alee, on Sunday evening. The deceased gentleman was the fourth son of the late Hon. Matthew Bell,

21. JOSEPH WORCESTER, LL.D. and was connected with many of the oldest and most noted Quebec

Another eminent scholar has just passed away. families. He had been engaged in mercantile pursuits, and was

Dr. Joseph Emfor many years a member of the firm of Forsyth, Bell, & Co.

erson Worcester, the renowned lexicographer, died recently at his

residence in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at the good old age of. 81. -MR. BURSTALL. The Quebec Cronicle announces the death, He was born in Bedford, New Hampshire, on the 24th of August, from congestion of the lungs, of Mr. Burstall, at Kirk Ella, near 1784. He graduated at Yale College in 1811, and for several years Hull, England, in his 62nd year. He was a resident of Quebec for after taught school. In 1819, he moved to Cambridge, and pubupwards of 30 years, and among the mercantile as well as with the lished a number of works on geography arfd history. In 1827, he whole community his loss will be deeply deplored ; for as a merchant issued his first work on lexicography, from which time till now he he was known for his strict honesty of purpose and singleness of has devoted the principal portion of his time to this branch of ļitheart.

terature. In 1830, his “Comprehensive, Pronouncing and ExJAMES Doras, Esq., died on the 18th ultimo, at the age of planatory Dictionary” appeared, and in 1846, his " Universal and

In 1860, after more 66 years. Mr. Doras emigrated to this country from the county of Critical Dictionary of the English language." Fermanagh, Ireland, about 42 years ago, and settled in the township he gave to the world his chief work, his opus magnum,

than 30 years mostly spent in lexicographical studies and labours,

A Dictionof Cavan, when that part of the country was almost a howling wild

He also published many other erness. After a residence of ten years amongst the “Blazers,” Mr. ary of the English Language. Doras removed to Otonabee, where he has resided until his discease: literary and scientific treatises. He received the degree of LL.D. He has been prominently mixed up with the municipal affairs of from Brown University and Dartmouth College, was a Fellow of his township, having discharged for a long term the duties of coun- the Royal Geographical Society of London, and a member of other

the American Academy of Science, was a corresponding member of cillor.-Canadian Freeman.

learned bodies. His death will cause a noticeable blank in the list -W. H. GRAY, Esq., died at Picton C. W., of congestion of the of American scholars of eminence. lungs, on the 5th of March, 1866, in the 90th year of his age. Mr. Gray was born in 1776, in the County of Louth, Ireland and entered upon his mititary career at Cornet, in the Yeomanry Cavalry of

No. 22.-DR. RICHARDSON, THE LEXICOGRAPHER. Ireland in 1796, and served through the Irish Rebellion of 1798. The latest English papers announce the death of Dr. Richardson, He also served as Lieutenant in the British Army during part of the lexicographer, at the age of ninety years. Making dictionaries the Peninsular War in Spain, and in the American War in 1812-13. appears to be a healthy business. It was only a few days ago that He was appointed in 1816 “Assistant Barrack Master General of the death of Dr. Worcester, of Boston, was announced at the age Canada” in charge at Chambly, St. John's, Isle Aux Noix and La- of eighty-one. Walker, too, lived to a good old age.” Dr. Johnprairie ; also served at Kingston and Niagara, when he retired on son was seventy-five when he died, and the late Noah Webster died at eighty-five. Though men of many words, they were men of few May than of February-crowds filled the line of procession through deeds, and lived free from those excitements which hasten death. which the Queen was to make her way, and that housetop and bal

cony, as well as pavement, swarmed with loyal multitudes anxious

not alone to see their Sovereign, but to welcome her back to the VI. "Miscellaneous.*

performance of that dignified part in the great drama of Government, which she had consented to forego under the pressure of a

grief with which every one sympathised. 1. ALONG THE LINE.

Yesterday afternoon the business of the new Parliament was comA. D. 1812–1866.

menced by a speech from the Queen, who, for the first time since

the death of the Prince Consort, visited Westminster for the purSteady be your beacon's blaze

pose of addressing the members of the House of Lords and ComAlong the line ! along the line !

mons. Her Majesty left Windsor and drove from the Castle to the Freely sing dear Freedom's praise

Great Western terminus, where a special train had been provided Along the line ! along the line !

in readiness for the trip to town. The royal party left the station Let the only sword you draw

at 10.35 a.m., amid the royal salutation of the crowd, and arrived Bear the legend of the law,

at Paddington at 11. 20, after a splendid journey of about 35 minutes. Wield it less to strike than awe,

As the Queen was about to step into the royal equipage a perfect Along the line ! along the line !

ovation ensued, and the vaulted iron roof of the immense station Let them rail against the land

rang again as the mass of spectators repeatedly and enthusiastically Beyond the line ! beyond the line !

gave vent to their satisfaction in British cheers. In a few moments When its heroes forth it sends,

the royal cortege swept from the station, the Queen's carriage being Along the line ! along the line !

escorted by a guard of honour composed of a squadron of carbineers On the field or in the camp

on its way to Buckingham Palace. They shall tremble at your tramp,

As early as ten o'clock immense crowds were wending their way Men of the old Norman stamp,

in the direction of Westminster, and many had already stationed Along the line ! along the line !

themselves near the several approaches to the house. That a cor

dial welcome was intended was manifest in every part by the prepaWealth and pride may rear their crests,

rations for the accomodation of the lovers of sight-seeing. In ParBeyond the line! beyond the line !

liament-street most of the balconies in front of the houses were They bring no terror to our breasts,

dressed with crimson and green cloth, the seats provided for the Along the line ! along the line !

visitors being covered with the former. A spacious gallery was We have never bought or sold

erected outside the Chapel Royal, and not a yard was lost in the Afric's sons with cruel gold,

Privy-gardens where a view of the procession could be obtained. Consience arms the free and bold,

In the New Palace-yard the crowd was immense, the enclosure Along the line ! along the line !

there adjoining the cab-rank being literally filled with stands and

substantial galleries of every description. In several places flags Steadfast stand, and sleepless ward,

were hoisted. The assemblage in the park perhaps was greater than Along the line ! along the line ! Great the treasures that you guard

on any former occasion, the scene from the Horse Guards to Buck

ingham Palace presenting one mass of human beings. In anticipaAlong the line ! along the line !

tion of the arrival of her Majesty the railings outside the palace By the babes whose sons shall be

were besieged with spectators; and when at half-past eleven a cry Crowned in far futurity,

was heard of “The Queen is coming,” a general shout was heard With the laurels of the free,

from the multitude. The procession soon after reached the gate, Stand your guard along the line !

and the cheering, then renewed with even more vigor, continued -Hon. T. D. McGee.

till the royal cortege had passed inside. The procession, which was

very simple, was headed with one of her Majesty's outriders, fol. 2. THE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT.

lowed by the Queen in a private carriage, drawn by two horses ; It is so long since Her Majesty took part in this grand ceremo- royal family, and a brougham ; the whole being accompanied by an

then came two more private carriages containing members of the nial that we think it will be gratifying to our readers, especially in escort of the Royal Blues. The scene along the whole line of route the schools, to give the graphic account of the recent opening of was very animated. When the time arrived for the procession to the great Council of the Nation, from the London Times. We leave Buckingham Palace the anxiety of the people became intense ; have, however, very greatly to abridge the elaborate description of and during its progress through the park there was a universal disthe august ceremony from the Times. The opening of Parliament by the Queen in person is always an

play of loyal affection towards her Majesty. event of deep interest to the British people. The affection and re- Peers' entrance of the Palace of Westminster, most, if not all, of

At noon a long line of carriages extended from Pall Mall to the spect in which Her Majesty is held by all classes of her subjects which were occupied by ladies in full evening costume. The only adds a tenderer grace to the ceremonial than ever adorned it in for peculiarity in the appearance of the House was the Throne, which mer periods of English history. The last time that Her Majesty was covered, and had all its ornaments concealed, by something appeared in the House of Lords in all the paraphernalia of her regal thrown loosely over it. It was no ordinary covering, but Her Maoffice was now five years ago. On that occasion the Prince Consort jesty's robe of state, which she usually wore on all great occasions stood by her side, and, as it then seemed to the eyes of the people, of ceremonial, but which she could not be persuaded to wear on in the full maturity and strength of his manhood and of his mild this. The robe was there, but the heart to put it on was wanting. and mellowed wisdom, the visible embodiment of the private hap. The kindly instincts of the British people will but see in this little piness of her home and the public felicity of her reign. Since that incident a new proof of gentle womanliness on the part of the chief day a generation of schoolboys and students has grown into man- lady of the land. hood. But the sixth Parliament of Victoria saw the Queen's face The House filled very slowly, both floor and galleries, with fair

The saddest bereavement that can befall a woman fell visitors, and converted for the time being the most solemn seat of upon the loftiest and most beloved head in the realm, and drove legislative wisdom in the world, into a parterre of human beauty. Her Majesty into seclusion, and almost into solitude, and when it A few Peers escorted their wives or daughters to seats, and then was publicly made known that the Parliament of 1866, the seventh (retired to the robing-room, whence they speedily emerged, engirt of Her Majesty's reign, would be opened by the Queon in person, al with the scarlet robes and the white cross-bands which indicate their feeling of satisfaction concentrated upon the proceedings of yester-rank in the aristocratic hierarchy. Every now and then a newday a far greater amount of affectionate interest than any of her comer into the seats reserved for the corps diplomatique excited a previous appearances in public had elicited. It was no wonder that under such circumstances-rendered still osity among the ladies. Soon the Judges, preceded by the vener

little burst of attention, to be succeeded by a new sensation of curimore auspicious by bright skies and balmy airs, more like those of able Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, entered and took their

* Note to TEACHERS. —Friday READINGS FROM THE JOURNAL. Our chief seats opposite to the woolsack, introducing by their presence a new motive ip maintaining the “ Miscellaneous” department of the Journal is element of colour into the mosaic which presented itself to the eyes to furnish teachers with choice articles selected from the current literature - of visitors in the gallery. Scarcely had the Judges seated themof the day, to be read in the schools on Fridays, when the week's school- selves when the Lord High Chancellor of England, preceded by the work is finished, as a means of agreeable recreation to both pupil and Mace-bearer, entered by the door to the left of the Throne and took teacher. Several teachers have followed this plan for several years with his seat on the woolsack, with his face towards the House and his most gratifying success.

back to the Throne. His Lordship’s appearance was the signal for

no more.

the formal commencement of the business of the day, the offering and the Duke of Cambridge, retired by the door at which she had up of prayer by the Bishop of Ely. There was a rustling of silks entered, with the usual flourish and following, in which heralds and and satins as the Peeresses stood up, followed by a deep silence, Garter Kings of Arms delight. which allowed every syllable of the prayers to be distinctly heard Thus ended the opening of the seventh Parliament of Queen in all parts of the House. After prayers there was another flutter- Victoria. The Peers and Judges laid aside their scarlet robes and ing of silks in the dovecotes and a renewal of the hum of conversa- ermine ; and the Peeresses hastened home, to hear the faint echo tion which had prevailed among the ladies since they had been con- in the streets of the hearty applause that was showered upon the gregated in numbers sufficient to form themselves into coteries. Sovereign, by a people delighted to see her once again among them; Another batch of Judges, robed and wigged, speedily entered, fol. to cherish the hope that many years of health and happiness were lowed by His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge. The Heir yet in store for her. to the Throne was not long after his Royal cousin in making his appearance ; and at a signal from the Usher of the Black Rod the

VII. Short Critical Notices of Books. whole assembly rose en masse, Peeresses, Peers, Bishops, Judges, and the foreign Ministers, to receive the new-comers. The Prince

The Student's ILLUSTRATED ENGLISH DICTIONARY.-Etymological, and Princess of Wales, the Prince in the full uniform of a general officer, and the Princess tastefully attired in a dress of white tulle, Pronouncing and Explanatory; by John Ogilvie, LL.D., author of the " Im. trimmed with black lace, wearing a tiara of diamonds and a long perial” and the “Comprebevsive” Dictionaries

. Small 4to; triple columns, flowing veil of white gauze, entered side by side. The Princess pp. 814.*—This convenient sized Comprehensive Dictionary is all that we was escorted to the place of honour on the woolsack, immediately could desire for the student or for the general reader. Whatever the diver. fronting the Throne.

At length, at 2 o'clock precisely, the Usher sity of opinion may exist in regard to the merits of the great Americanized of the Black Rod made a signal to the Lord Chancellor, at which English Dictionaries of Worcester and Webster, we think there will be the whole assembly rose, with the same pleasant rustling of silks and satins as before. In a few minutes the door to the right of the none in regard to the general excellence of this work and the system or Throne was flung open, and preceded by a long train of halberdiers, mode of spelling which has been adopted in it. The pronunciation of each buffetiers, and other officials, entered the Majesty of England—the word has been adapted to the best modern usage, by Richard Cull, FelMonarch of an Empire, in which, to use the eloquent words of low of the Society of Antiquarians." The words themselves (which are Daniel Webster, "There is no hour of the twenty-four which in printed in large plain type)" bave been traced to their ultimate sources, one or other of the two hemispheres does not see her ancient banner the root or primary meaning inserted, and the other meanings given fully, flung to the morning breeze, or hear the drum beat or the bugle call of her soldiers sounding the reveillé." Her Majesty was attired according to the best usage.” The work is illustrated with about three in half mourning, and walked with slow steps to the Throne, fol- hundred excellent engravings and add greatly to the value of the text. lowed by the great officers of State,—the Marquis of Lansdowne, The size, too, is a most convenient one ; while the various styles of binding bearing the Crown upon a cushion ; the Duke of Argyll, holding in which it can be furnished, will render easily accessible to all. We have the Sword of State ; the Marquis of Winchester, supporting the great pleasure in recommending it for general use in our schools. Cap of Maintenance, and several other nobles performing their ap

WEBSTER'S UNABRIDGED AND PICTORIAL ROYAL Quarto Dictionpointed functions. Her Majesty stopped for an instant at the foot of the steps to shake hands with the Princess of Wales, who, in arv.-We have had this admirable Dictionary on our table for some common with the whole assemblage, had risen on her entrance. months, but have been prevented until now from giving it the notice in The Queen wore a deep purple velvet robe trimmed with white mi- our Journal which we had desired to do In its new and revised state, we niver, and a white lace cap à la Marie Stuart, to the portraits of conceive it to be one of the most important and valuable Dictionaries ever which unfortunate lady she bore in this attire a remarkable similitude. Around her neck she wore a cullar of brilliants, and over published. The present edition extends to 1,840 royal quarto pages, and her breast the blue riband of the Order of the Garter. Other orna- is illustrated with over 3,000 appropriate wood engravings. In addition to ments she had none, and looked in this simple and highly becoming other features of this great work (to which we will presently refer) we costume “every inch a Queen,” and far more picturesque and regal are much pleased to notice two important improvements in it as compared than if she had worn the royal robes. Her Majesty was accompa- with the former edition. The first is that each word in the Dictionary is of Denmark, who stood at the right of the Throne ; the two Prin: printed in large bold letters, so as to catch the eye at once, without weary.

ing the sight in distinguishing it from the rest of the text. The other fercesses attired in half-mourning, like their illustrious mother.

The Lord Chancellor having notified the Queen's desire that the ture is the insertion of the various spellings of each word—including the company should resume their seats, a message was sent by the English and Websterian—method. Our objectiou to Webster's DictionUsher of the Black Rod, desiring the attendance of the Speaker ary was chiefly based upon our decided aversion to the attempt to and the House of Commons at the bar of the Lords. During the make the Websterian mode of spelling disputed words the standard in interval that elapsed between the summons of the Commons and Canada. On this ground, we were not prepared to recommend Webster's the reply, the Queen sat silent and motionless, with her eyes fixed upon the ground. She seemed to take no heed of the brilliant Dictionary for use in our public schools. In the present edition this objecassemblage around her, but to be wholly absorbed in melancholy tion has been removed, and we now cordially recommend it to teachers and meditation. Even when the Commons rushed helter-skelter, like a others concerned. We will now proceed to notice the various features of mob of schoolboys, to the bar, Her Majesty took no notice of the this admirable Dictionary. interruption, and never once lifted her gaze from the ground. 1. Etymology. Dr. Webster in his great work, made many important and When silence had been restored—when the real Parliament of the British people, the governing power that holds the purse, and with original contributions to the science of English etymology ; but in the thirty the purse the sword—the rough and noisy commons (never rough years which have elapsed since he essentially completed his labors, very and noisy except on this occasion) had adjusted themselves as well great progress has been made in this department of human knowledge as they could to the scanty accomodation afforded them, the Lord especially in Germany. The Publishers, therefore, secured the services of Chancellor, standing to the right on the second step from the Throne, Dr. C. A. F. Mahn, of Berlin. As the result of these labors, the etymoloannounced that Her Majesty had been graciously pleased to com-gical portion of the present edition, we believe, will be found to be a most mand him to read the Royal Speech, which he should proceed to do in Her Majesty's own words. "His Lordship then read the Speech important contribution to English philology. amid the all but breathless silence of the assembly, in part of which

2. A brief history of the English languages, by Professor Hadley of Yale occurs the following passages :

College. This will be found to be an excellent summary, and, will be of I watch with interest the proceedings which are still in progress great value to all who have occasion to teach or study the structure and in British North America with a view to a closer union among the growth of our mother-tongue. Provinces, and I continue to attach great importance to that object.

3. The Vocabulary. Dr. Webster's original work, as stated in his Pre“In these and in all other deliberations I fervently pray that the blessing of Almighty God may guide your counsels to the promotion face, embraced a vocabulary of from 70,000 to 80,000. Thc “ Pictorial of the happiness of my people.

Edition" of 1859, increased that number to 99,798 words, while this preThe reading concluded, the Lord Chancellor bowed his obeisance sent revision of Webster contains upwards of 114,000 words. to the Queen, who slightly, but courteously, returned the salute. 4. Definitions. In this, Dr. Webster's aim was to give a thorough Then rising from the Throne, the whole of the brilliant assemblage knowledge of the root meaning of every word. rising from their seats at the same time, Her Majesty stepped slowly 5. Special departments. Definitions of words relating to special subjects down, kissed the Princess of Wales, who sat almost at her feet, have been revised by eminent men in the several professions. Among shook hands with Prince Christian, and, handed out by his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, followed by the Princess of Wales Blackie & Son, London and Glasgow; Arch. Ferrie & Co., Montreal.

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CONTENTS OF THIS NUMBER:

PAGE I. METEOROLOGY AND ASTRONOMY.-(1) Meteorological Observations at Superintendent, according to the form and regulations provided Grammar School Stations. (2) Meteorology in Italy. (3) The Lunar

by the Department of Public Instruction; but the number and

49 11. THE COUNTY SCHOOL CONVENTIONS.-(1) Minutes of Resolutions passed locality of such meteorological stations shall be designated by the

after Discussion by each Convention ; extracted from the Official Reports of the Conventions furnished to the Department by the Re

Council of Public Instruction with the approval of the Governor spective Chairmen and Secretaries. (2) School Couventions in Upper in Council.” Canada (3) Schedule of County School Conventions held by the Chief Superintendent of Education, 1866

51 Under this provision, His Excellency the Governor in Council, III. PAPERS ON PRACTICAL EDUCATION.-(1) Singing in School. (2) Musi. cal Education. (3) Music in Schools

on the recommendation of the Council of Public Instruction for

68 IV. PAPERS ON CLASSICAL ARCHÆOLOGY.-(1) Ancient Busts ar.d Statues at Upper Canada, has authorized the establishment of meteorological

Cyrene. (2) French Excavations at Eleusis. (3) A Temple Discovered at Pompeii." (5) "Lost Cities." (6) Palace of the Institute, Athens.

stations at the following Grammar Schools :-Windsor, Goderich, (7) Supposed Site of the Garden of Eden. (8) Danish Remains in Eng. land...

Stratford, Simcoe, Hamilton, Barrie, Peterborough, Belleville,

59 V. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.-No. 23. Robert Stanton. Esq. No. 24.

Cornwall and Peinbroke.
Hon. C. R. Ogden. No. 25. J. J. Dunlop, Esq. No. 26. Sir Charles
Lock Eastlake, P.R.A. No. 27. John Gibson.

Of these, all but Goderich hate applied for and obtained

С0 VI. PAPERS ON NATURAL HISTORY.-(1) The Bird's Petition. (2) A Cardi. the required instruments, and are, with one or two exceptions, in

nal ou Small Birds. (3) Habits of the Seal. (4) Prince Albert's Pets. 61 VII. MISCELLANEOUS.-(1) Ten Thousand Volunteers to the Front (2) Spiri.

working order. It is hoped that all the ten stations will ted and Patriotic Charge of the Chief Justice of Upper Canada........ VIII. SHORT CRITICAL NOTICES OF BOOKs.

62 shortly be in a position to send regular and accurate returns of their IX. DEPARTMENTAL NOTICES

54 observations ; and as provision has been made for remunerating

the observers for their work, those gentlemen may fairly be METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS AT GRAMMAR expected to give the necessary time and attention to the subject. SCHOOL STATIONS.

It will be seen, from the subjoined extracts from correspondence It is our intention to publish in the Journal of Education, from on the subject, that the Smithsonian Institution, at Washington, month to month, abstracts of the observations at the Meteoro- which collects and publishes a vast amount of valuable meteorolo. logical Stations, established in connection with the department, gical records, has, with great generosity, forwarded to this departunder the provisions of the grammar school law.

ment a copy of its last annual report and of the large volumes of The Consolidated Grammar School Act provided that the head meteorological results as a gift to each of the Grammar School master of each senior county grammar school in Upper Canada stations in Upper Canada. These books (which will be sent to should take certain observations in accordance with prescribed the stations as opportunity offers) will, no doubt, be examined instructions, and that the county council should defray the cost by each observer with great pleasure and attention, and it is of the necessary instruments. Abstracts of the observations were hoped that a new encouragement will be felt in performing a work to be forwarded by the observer, monthly, to the Chief Superin- which is shown to be so important, and which is now being energetitendent of Education at Toronto. The senior schools (i.e. those cally carried on by great numbers of scientific men in all parts of situated in the county town of each county) had, under a previous the world. The following instruments are used at each station :-enactment, been especially privileged by a preference over the

One Barometer*, one Maximum and one Minimum Thermomejunior schools in the distribution of the Grammar School Fund. ter,* Wet and Dry Bulb Thermometers ;. one Rain Gauge and

As the law did not connect the increased grant with the performance Measure ; one Wind Vane. of the duty of recording observations, and as many of the county

Observations are taken at 7 a.m. and at 1 and 9 p.m. daily, councils neglected to make any appropriation for the purchase of except on Sundays

. The self-registering thermometers are read instruments, although, in all cases, half the cost was paid by the at 9 p.m,

The rain is measured at 1 p.m. department, the result ensued that several of the senior schools Full abstracts of the daily records are to be sent to the Educawere never provided with the apparatus, and many of those stations tion Office monthly, in addition to a weekly report of certain obserfor which the instruments were provided, made the returns in a vations, which is prepared for publication in any local newspaper desultory and unsatisfactory manner, which rendered the publica- the observer may select

. The returns are duly examined, and tion of a connected series impossible. There were, however, care will be taken to publish none unless they are apparently to observers, to whom this remark does not apply, and who continued be relied on. We cannot of course, afford space for the detailed to send valuable abstracts which are preserved in the Education daily observations ; but the observers' abstracts will be so kept Office.

and arranged as to be accessible for investigations for which the In 1865, the Grammar School Improvement Act, for the passage published Monthly Results do not afford the required data. of which efforts had been annually made, was at length passed, and The only Stations of which we can gire the Monthly Results contained the following section :

for January and February, in this number, are Barric, Belleville, 11. Each of the Grammar School Meteorological stations, at Hamilton and Stratford. which the daily observations are made, as required by law, shall be entitled to an additional apportionment out of the Grammar

* These instruments were supplied by Messrs Negretti & Zambra, and School fund, at a rate not exceeding fifteen dollars per month for Casella, London, and the index errors have been ascertained by compari

sons at the Kew Observatory in England, and at the Toronto Observatory. each consecutive month during which such duty is performed and they are obtained by the stations, together with Registers and forms for satisfactory monthly abstracts thereof are furnished to the Chief Abstracts, from the Educational Depository, Toronto

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