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The Normal Schools at Framingham and Salem are designed for the education of female teachers; those at Bridgewater and Westfield, for the education of teachers of both sexes.

The course of study commonly occupies two years, or four terms, each term including nineteen weeks of school time and one week of recess. The course for college graduates is completed in one term. A person of marked ability and extraordinary acquirements may obtain a degree, in any one of the schools, in three-fourths, or even one-half of the time usually required.

To those who intend to teach in the public schools of Massachusetts, wherever they have previously resided, tuition is free; and to pupils from this State, pecuniary aid is given, when needed. Most of the text-books required are furnished gratuitously from the libraries of the several schools.

THE PUBLIC EXAMINATIONS will take place as follows:

At FRAMINGHAM, on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1869, and July 6, 1869.
At SALEM, on Thursday, Jan. 21, 1869, and July 8, 1869.
At BRIDGEWATER, on Tuesday, Jan, 26, 1869, and July 13, 1869.
Ai WESTFIELD, on Thursday, Jan. 28, 1869, and July 15, 1869.

THE EXAMINATIONS FOR ADMISSION will take place as follows:

At FRAMINGHAM, on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1869, and Aug. 31, 1869.
At SALEM, on Thursday, Feb. 18, 1869, and Sept. 2, 1869.
At BRIDGEWATER, on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1869, and Sept. 7, 1869.
At WESTFIELD, on Thursday, Feb. 25, 1869, and Sept. 9, 1809.



The Question of Fact.

In February last, Guyot's Geographies were adopted in the City of Newburyport, taking the place of Warren's Common School and Cornell's Primary. Soon after, a garbled and perverted extract from the records of the School Committee was published by an agent of Guyot's Geographies, to the effect that Warren's NEW EDITION was displaced, which was not the fact, and which was not so stated in the records.

May 13, 1869, the secretary of the school board certified, over his signature, that Warren's old edition was the book superseded by Guyot, which statement was published in the Massachusetts Teacher,

In Massachusetts Teacher for November 1869, a statement“ purporting to be signed” by the secretary, denying that he had given such certificate, was published in a Guyot advertisement, the tenor of which as a whole was that the agents of Warren's Geographies had misrepresented the matter of the Newburyport adoption, and had improperly used the name of the secretary of the school board of that city.

November 22, 1869, the genuineness of the certificate“ published in the interest of Warren's Geography” was asserted by the oflicial who gave it, as may be seen below.

NEWBURYPORT, MASS., May 13, 1869. This certifies that at the time of the adoption of Guyot's Geographies in this city, the books in use in our schools were WARREN'S OLD EDITION Common School and Cornell's Primary.

ISAAC P. NOYES, Secretary of School Committee.

NEWBURYPORT, Mass., Nov. 22, 1869. I did sign the above certificate.

ISAAC P. NOYES, Secretary of School Committee. Witnesses :



NEWBURYPORT, Mass., Nov. 15, 1869. This certifies that the New Edition of Warren's Geographies was never adopted in this city. The comparative merits of Warren's New Edition and Guyot's Geographies were not considered. Warren's New Edition not being shown to the Text.book Committee till after action had been taken by the board, in the adoption of Guyot's series, and the books had been ordered.

STEPHEN COLLINS, Member of Text-book Committee.

So much for this “ question of fact.” The most important facts are that a few copies of Warren's New Edition were in use in some of the classes, breaking up the uniformity of edition, and that Guyot's Geographies were adopted because new books of Guyot's Series were given in even exchange for old bookes of Warren's and Cornell's Series. Nearly all the places secured for Guyot in this section have been through similar means. They have never, to our knowledge, superseded Warren's New Geographies, when regularly adopted and introduced in any impor. tant place in New England. The following statements show that Warren's books were in satisfactory use in Newburyport:

Of the different works published of late, not one seems to me to meet the wants of the scholar in as satisfactory a manner as Warren's. I therefore give it my most hearty indorsement and approval.

WILLIAM S. HUSE, Principal of Bromfield Grammar School,

NEWBURYPORT, Mass., March 30, 1869. This certifies that I have had long experience in teaching Warren's Geography, and I have always considered it the best text-book of its kind with which I am acquainted. The few weeks' use I have made of Guyot's Geography strengthens me in this opinion.

Signed, STEPHEN PEABODY, Principal W. Male Grammar School.

We are glad to learn of the new rule adopted by the agent of Guyot, “not to advertise by detraction," and hope we shall have no further cause to defend our interests from such attacks, The numerous circulars distributed in the interest of Guyot's books, and especially one entitled “ Warren's two Geographies," are probably sufficiently familiar to teachers to prove that a different policy has been adopted in this vicinity, and the following article from the Nashua Daily Telegraph, April 14, 1869, shows that similar unfair means have been used elsewhere:

66 Warren's Geography vs. Guyot's.

Many teachers and others interested in education in New Hampshire have lately received from Boston a circular, from which they would naturally infer that Guyot's Geographies have been adopted in Boston in place of Warren's. This circular consists of the report of the Text-book Committee of that city, or rather a majority of that Committee, which, after discussing the subject, sums up the following:

5. Ordered, That Guyot's Elementary and intermediate Geographies be introduced in the place of Warren's Primary and Warren's Common School, in the old Boston Schools, and in place of Cornell's Primary and Cornell's Common School Geography in the schools of the Southern District.

It is gotten up as a fac simile of a Boston City Document, and is labelled - City Document No. 74, City of Boston. As not one word of explanation is given, the impression among those who are not acquainted with the case naturally is that the order was adopted. But it was not, as the following extract from the Secretary's report of the meeting of the Boston School Committee, held July 14, 1868, shows:

Extract — The report of the Committee on Text-books was taken up and considered. The order numbered five providing for the introduction of Guyot's Elementary and Intermediate Geographies in place of Warren's and Cornell's was first acted upon. The order was advocated by Messrs. 8. K. Lothrop and Kneeland, opposed by Mr. Hutchins, and lost by a vote of 33 to 50."

The statement made that “ several scoreof towns in this vicinity have recently discontinued the use of Warren's Books, is too absurd to deserve notice.

The publishers of Warren's Geographies invite fair criticism and comparison of them with other similar works. Sample copies will be furnished for that purpose on application to

New England Agent, 39 Brattle Street, Boston.

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