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executed in the manner proposed, it will be a valuable work for the family and the school. room. When we shall be favored with a copy, we shall notice it more fully,

Our readers will have noticed the advertisements of the WHEELER & WILSON and GROVER & BAKER Sewing Machines. We have omitted saying any thing about them until, by personal examination we could speak,understandingly of their merits, as no book, or other article, not possessed of real merit, will be favorably noticed in this Journal.

We have had one of Wheeler & Wilson's machines in operation in our family for two months past, and have examined Grover & Bakers, and operated with one of them to some extent, besides making inquiries of those who have used them, so that we bave some knowl. edge on which to found an opinion. The Sewing Machine is not a humbug, like many of the patent rights which flood the country, but a genuine labor saying invention, which is destined to make its way, at no very distant day, into a majority of the families of the land, lightening the labor of woman, and by giving her more time to devote to intellectual pursuits, and out. door exercise, promoting her personal and social elevation, and securing a better physical development. We hail the Sewing Machine, then, as a public benefactor, and beliere we are con. ferring a great benefit upon our readers by calling their attention to the matter.

The machines above mentioned are both good machines, and have each peculiar excellences For the heaviest kind of work, requiring very coarse thread, and a good deal of power, we like Grover & Baker's best, but for all kinds of family sewing, we prefer Wheeler & Wilson's; first, for its simplicity of construction, and the ease with which it is operated; secondly, for the beauty of the stitch; and thirdly, for the saving in thread. The stitch shows the same on both sides of the cloth, consequently it can be sewed from elther side, which is often of great advantage in the matter of hemming and stitching. We received the machine direct from the manufacturers, and had no one to assist (us in putting it in operation, yet we met with no difficulty in working it, and have not broken a needle, nor deranged a single part of the machinery, though we have made coats, pants, aprons, dressses, and various other garments, often times running at a high rate of speed. Send to the agent, 0. B. King, 7 Newhall House, Milwaukee for a cir. cular.

Teachers and school district officers, will do well to pay particular attention to the Holbrook School Apparatus Company, Geo. SHERWOOD, agent, Chicago, who keeps on hand a full assortment of every thing necessary to make a complete outfit for schools, in the way of furniture, and apparatus of every kind. The “Educator's Assistant," an Illustrated description of the books, charts, implements, and instruments for sale by the Company, will be forwarded, postpaid to any address, on the receipt of ten cents, by Geo. Sherwood, Chicago, or F. C. Brownell Hartford, Conn. It contains a cut and description of the Gyroscope, or Mechanical Paradox, which is of itsell worth the cost of the pamphlet, besides cuts and descriptions of nearly a hundred mathematical and philosophical Instruments of incalculable benefit to every family and school.

We must not omit to notice the advertisement of “ Pelton's Outline Maps and Keys, “ Mitchell's Outline Maps and Keys," “ Lippincott's Pronouncing Gazetteer of the World," JOHN H. ROLFE, of Chicago, agent, who offers liberal terms for their introduction into schools. Every school should be provided with a good set of outlinc maps, and Lippincott's Gazetteer is a standard work, and an absolutely nocessity to the teacher and scholars who wish to know how to pronounce the geographical proper Dames 80 often met with in readers and other books as well as in the works on geography. The resident editor of this Journal will act as agent in procuring elther the Gazetteer or the Maps. For a circular, giving full particulars, address Journal of Education, Madison, or John H. Rolfe, Chicago.

Literary Uotices.

The New American Cyclopaedia, Vol. 1.

We gave a brief notice of this work in our last issue. A further and more carefal examinstion confirms the impression formed on its first appearance, that it is a work of grest merit, comprising a vast amount of Information in a small space, and worthy of a place in every man's library.

We notice a few infelicities of expression and defects of style, and think that better paper should have been used, but the work, as a whole, is well executed, and is likely to be widely circulated among reading people.

It is to be finished in fifteen volumes, royal octavo, double columns, and will be furnished by agents, or sent, postpaid, on application to the publishers, Messrs D. APPLETON & Co., 846 and 348 Broadway, N. Y., at the following prices per volume: Cloth, $3,00; sheep, library style, 88,50; half morocco, $4,00; half Russia, $4,50. Volumes one and two are now ready.

The Teacher and the Parent. A Treatise 'upon Common School Education, containing Sug

gestions to Teachers and Parents. By CHAS. NORTHEND, A. M. Eighth Edition, enlarged. New York: A. S. Barnes & Co., 1857.

We have received from the author a copy of the above work, and are pleased to note the beautiful style of binding, the clear, white paper, and large type used in its "getting up." It has been several years before the publlc, and is a valuable assistant to the teacher in his works giving many useful suggestions on the qualifications, personal habits and character of the teacher; methods of organizing schools, conducting recitations, and securing the co-operation of parents and patrons, with general remarks on schools and school supervision, etc., accompanied by cuts of school-houses, school-furniture, and apparatus. Every teacher should own it and read it. For sale by booksellers generally.

Life Thoughts, gathered from the extemporaneous discourses of Henry Ward Beecher. By one

of his Congregation. Boston : Phillips, Sampsun, & Co., 1858.

A choice collection of extracts from the sermons and discourses of this glfted and eloquent preacher, portraying vividly the peco'tarites of this mental organism, and giving, in simo ple language, some most profound and beautiful thoughts in regard to human life and destiny.

The Educational Year Book for 1858. Boston: Jas. RORINSON & Co., 119 Washington Street.

It first gives a history and description of all our national institutions, their course of study, members of the faculty, etc.

It then takes up the individual states, treating 1st, of general statistics; 2d, professional schools; 8d, colleges; 4th, academies and seminaries; 5th, high schools ; 6th, grammar schools; 7th, societies and associations. It embraces an almanac for 1858, and several statistical tables relating to education. Thus presenting a large amount of valuable information, especially in refert nce to the Eastern States. It is a pamphlet of 250 pages, bound in paper, and is for sale at this office for 85 cents, or it will be sent, postpaid, to any address on the receipt of 60 cents.

The Atlantic Monthly for June is received, and illed, as usual, with interesting and useful matier. We will furnish the Atlantic and the Journal one year for $8,00. Now is the time to subscribe.

Emerson's Magazine and Putnam's Monthly, is also up to time, and improves with every Number. The engraving of the Last Supper" is still given to all 88 subscribers.

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