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Tho Board of Education of New Hav
en, Conn., has abolished religious exercis
es in the public schools of that city.
Nebraska has a population of ubou1
350,000 and enrolls 00,000 school children
between live and twenty. What State can
The expenditure by the English gov
eminent for education, science and art
has increased from '20,750 in 1835 to
3,072,008 in 1875.
Total annual expenditure in the United
States for public schools in 1870 was $81,
032.0S4. The total valuation of school
property was $173,853,451.
The wives of Secretary Evarls, Hon.
Geo. P. Marsh, and Mr Baird, United
States Commissioner of Fisheries, were
Classmates at Burlington, Vt.
their share of attention, according to the
Dr. John Cook, of Kentucky, proposes
the following simple remedy for securing
prompt and refreshing sleep without the
aid of drugs. Take deep and slow inspi
rations say twelve or fifteen u minute.
By this a portion of the blood is drawn
from the head and a slower and feebler
action of tho heart is induced. Wo rec
ommend the remedy to those who are
prone to imagine themselves a " surd under
the radical," or dream of "sin. a plus i."
Prof. Church, a distinguished English
chemist, has demonstrated that leather
bound books are injured by being kept in
rooms lighted with coal gas. Russia leath
er is injured most, calf next, and morocco
least. Vellum is not effected.
Ex-Governor C. C. "Washburn intends,
during the next year, to erect and equip
an astronomical observatory for the Uni
versity of Wisconsin. This gift will be
rendered available b' an annual appropri-
ation from the State for its .support.
Mr. Clark Mills bus taken, under the
joint auspices of Smithsonian Institution
and the Peabody Museum, plaster casts of
bixty-two Indians belonging to ten differ
ent tribes. These men are confined as
prisoners of war at the old Spanish fort
of St. Augustine in Florida.
The perceptive organs, Causality, Con
structiveness and Ideality, are among the
parts of the brain which are exercised by
the study of the classics. When you read
the Greek or Latin poets, Destructiveness,
Combativeness, Amativeness and Friend,
ship and other organs will come in for
It has been said that "reading makcth
a full man." If true we would be very
full were we to read all the weeklies,
monthlies, semi-monthlies and quarterlies
that have visited us the past month. But
it is in reading as in writing, not the
amount consumed but the amount digested
benefits us. So wo look carefully over
the large and varied bill of fare and find
substantial articles of diet in essays on
science, religion, politics, history, biogra
phy and metaphysics. We have forsaue0
wit and humor, college gossip, and ex
change notes; for desert we find rich edi
torials, dainty poems, skillfully prepared
locals, and some wonderful preparation of
pastry called mathematics which looks
indigestible, borne of all these we do
vour greedily, others taste sparingly and
others pass with a glance.
In obedience to the command "rejoice
with those who rejoice" we tender our
congratulations to the Ventral CollcgUm
for the prosperous condition which it now
Tho Trinity Tablet does not contain
much to recommend it in any of its do
partinents. A new corps of editors takes
possession tiiis month and we hope there
will be an improvement.
The Packer girls give us such a combi.
nation of fun and wisdom in their quar
terly as only wide-awake intelligent girls
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