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D E V O T E D TO T H E I N T E R E S T S OF T O L L A N D C O U N T Y . VOL. I. ROCKVILLE, CT., THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 1864. 1 0 . 3& . G EO . 13. SM IT 1 [ ,M . IX Homceopathjc Physician, S X J I^ a -E O lS r - KOCKVILLE, CONN. Office one ddor tioi'tli of Kockviile Hotel. Olficc Ikiui kS to 9 A. M. 12 t<i *2 P. M. ♦1 tj» *■' l*•^^ ' C R ^ A _ W , Hair Dressing jhkI Perfuiimry Establish-lueiit, under Koeiiey's Hotel, E t o * o : E S . “V "X 3 ! .X j :E J - Returniiii; tliiiiiks for past favors, the j)roi)rk‘t<)r :iuuouHi-es liis det^^rminatioii to keejt up liis cstabllsliiueut to its present reputation of lieing tlie liCST in Tolland Count\‘, and second to none in the State. All kinds of Cosmetics, I'erfunieries, and Restoratives on liaud. Try uiy !->»<( Siiam- }I008. l'.itt H. A. CLIFFORD. i'-Ufford'’g Jlxchms^'e, - - - Rockville. ■\GEXr FOR M.ITHEWSOS & GRAY'S CELEBRAED Thompsonville Ale. The Trade supplied. Iyl3 Pure Wines and Liquors. G. & R. PATZOLD, PRACTICAL WA TCHMAK E R S AND J ’E 'W E iO E R S - Aad Dealers in Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Pocket Cutlery, \''iolin ^'trin<rs, »fcc. WflRXET STREET - NEAR THE RAILROAD DEPOT. S. VV. J<iHJNk^)N,. Manufacturer and Dealer in IBOOTS & SHOES J ROCKVILLE, CONN. Keeps constantly on hand, and is receiv-iiisi almost every week, a well selected Kt<K;k o f ■ B O O T S A N D S H O E S of the best maimfactnre that cau be found. Huch as GENT’S Fine Calf Boots. LADIES’ Calf, Goat and Lasting Balmo rtds and Congress Boots. MISSES and CHILDREN’S Leather ;tad Lasting Boots and Shoes ofthe various ityles. A.lso, for sale with the above, Sole Leath IM-, Pegs, NailR,Tliread, Brushes and Blacking. and such other articles usually found iu a Shoe Store. 2 S. W. JOHNSON. WM. BUTLER, MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN St o v e s , iron. Tin and Japan Ware, Sinks, Bird Cages, Lead Pipe, Spoons, <‘tc. etc. He would call particular attention to his pr<*sent stock of S 'Z r O T T l E S S , (.VMnprising the ^lodel Cook, Union Cook, Leader, IS.ty St:ite, Harp, and American Hot Air Gas Burning Cooking Stoves. AT HIS OLD STAND, ROCKVILLE, CONN. Tin Roofs put on, Eave Troughs and Conductors put up, and Job Work done at short notice. Kockvillis Aug. 4, 1864. 2Stf . MRS. CRABTREE Has jus t received her New Fall Styles o^ Straw, Felt and Beaver J O C K E Y H A T S , Mourning Bonnets, Feathers, and everything necessary to complete a first class Millinery and Dress Making Establishment. Wagner’s Block, 36tf Village Street,. Rockville., F. WILSON, ----DKALEl l IN ---- Drugs and MedicineS; Roclctillc, Conn. Liibin’s Perfumery, Dr. Langworthy’s Lever-Hiuge. ScU-Adjustin» Trusses,Dr S S Fitch's Supporters, Dr Cutter’s Chest Expanders anu Shoulder 13rac..s. A full supply of Patent Medicines, Stationery, Choice Teas, Coffee and Spices. Tooth and Hair Brushes; Kerosene Oil and Fluid; Pure Liquors for Meilicinal purposes; Kendall’s Thermometers, perfectly reliable. Confectionery; Boss’ Writing Fluid, and all other articles usually found in a first class Drug Store. P r i ces as low as the times will admit. ¥M. H. COGSWELL, Has in store the largest stock of Drugs Medicines and Chemicals in Tolland County AND Sponges, Brushes, Perfumery, »Sic. J S L E :E 5 .C > S D E 3 2 a -E 3 OR C O A L O IL . ^ 3 N T X > Physicians’ Prescriptions cnrefnlly com pounded and orders answered with care and desjmtch. Farniej|S and Phv^icians from the country will find our stock of medicines complete, warranted genuine, and of the best quality. Park Street, opposite the Hotel, ROCKVILLE' CONN. A. W. TRACY, Importer and dealer in Wtiol, Dye Stuffs, Flocks, Shoddy, &c, &c., at WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, Orcutt’s New Building H O C K V IE L E , C O N N . P O S T OFFICE. Open at 7 a . m ., until 12 m. Open at 1 r . m., until 8 r . m. Bringon yourletters. Load each way. A. W. TRACY, P. M. E L L IN G TO N M A R B LE YARD T h k B o a r d o f S c h o o l Vi s tToRS for Vernon would respectfully submit the following as their Annual Report of the condition of the schools iu town. The enumeration of scholars between the ages of four and si.xtecn, made according to law in the month of January last, amounted to ten hundred and twenty. The interest of the school fund, received this year, is one dollar and twenty cents per «rhi>]^ir, amountiug to one thousand two hundred and twenty four dollars, which was distributed to the v,arious districts as the law directs. The town school ta.x amounted to four handi*ed and fifty nine dollars, which was distributed to the various districts, according to the number of scholars. The variety of text books used in the schools, has been sadly deranged. Many books have found their way into the schools without the knowledge or consent of the visitors. Doubtless text books have been changed by teachers on accomit of their own prejudices for. or against certain books. Other changes have occurred by reason of book agents offering inducements to teachers, thus multiplying text books to a disadvantage. Tlie committee propose to try and improve the matter of text books and vigilantly guard against unauthorized introductions in future. the East School District, Rockville, the schools have enjoyed uninterrupted JAMES L. CULVER, Suceessor to H. C. Griswold, dealer in and MauufacturiT of Maibie, Granite and Free Stone Monuments, Marble Mantles,Tops, &c. All orders promptly executed. Elington, Ct. Tlie Hartford Daily Courant, and Connecticut Courant, (Weekly.) The largest Circulation in the State. PUULISIIED BV O A Y & C E A B K , At 365 Main st., Hartford, Ct. advance t e r .ms. Daily Courant, . !?>6.00 per annum. Weekly Courant, . 2.00 “ “ “ (in bundles,) 1..50 “ ” I^ T h - ? Courant is the largest and best news and family paper in the State. We ask oar friends to aid iu eitending ijs ciF cula.tiou. Jl t^' pr^gp'erifi’’, with very little ol^angeof teachers. Mr. Tamer still presides iu the Jbigh-er department, assisted during the year by Miss Dewey ; during the winter as seeottd assistant, a part of the term by Miss Mary McLean, and the balance of the term by Miss E. J . Scott. There is no particular We feel, however, that it deserves the reputation of a progressive school, and a school that is accomplishing a gi eat amount of good. The 2d Intermediate Department was taught three-fourths of the year by Miss E. C. Scott, who has the^iappy faculty of infusing a great deal of life and energy into her pupils. The discipline of the school was thorough, yet easy, and not enforced by a great amount of corporal punishment. The balance of the year is being filled up by Mrs. Dart, who is a new comer, with good prospects of sifccess. JK The 1st Int<irme(lfate Department Las been taught during the year by Miss Emma McLean. This lady manifests her usual gentleness t-nd decision in the school-room, the pupils are thoroughly instructed and disciplined, and seem very hapjiy. Tne 2d Primary Grade has been taught during the year by Miss James, whose euc-cess as a juvenile teacher is mairfeed. Her untiring efforts to advance her pupils are worthy of the commendatiosi of the Visitors. The 1st Primary Department, taught during the yenr by Miss Florence Chapman, is in excellent con 'liti(‘n. The scholars are betwe( n four and six years of age and re- ! main but a short time under this teacher, yet there is proof of manifest skill iu teach-ijyr and managing very "young cliiltlreu. Much more might be said in favor of all the diflerent departments, and just criticisms, too, might bo made. But, on the whole, we are satisfied and pleased with these schools. I t should be borne in mind that the work done in the Brick School House is done at a great disadvantage for i want of room. In this building, seat-room is provided for three hundred pupils, yet four hundred and ninety five being enumerated in the district, have the right to claim seats and instruction of the district. Over three hundred and sixty are crowded into the crillerent dejjartments, and the effect upon the schools iS' very ilijurious. The health and comfort ofthe sch(dars is interfered with, the correct grading of the schools is broken up and entirely lost sight of, in the attempt to fin^ places for the (ihUdren. The question is. not, “ where ought these pupils to bo placed?’’ but •‘where c«?i they be placed?” We sincerely Uojje that for the comfort of the scholars and for the cause of education!, these evils may have a speedy remedy in the providing of suitable school room. In saying this much in regard to the deficiency of school room in the East District, the committee isjiot unmindful .of t*!f“ largt) interesL niiTtiifested in schools in various ways. No people make appropriations more cheerkilly or pay them more promptly than the members of the East District. During the past year, the district, beside all other re(;eipts, have, by a tax on the property, paid into the treasury twenty-one hundred and .eighty dcdlars. In the West District. Rockville, the efforts in educational interests have been crowned with more than ordinary success. Mr. Loomis taught the higher department during the winter term, whose labors proved very satisfactory and profitable. Miss Armstrong, the long tried and faithful servant of that district, taught the higher department during the summer terra. This school is in a progressive condition The Intermediate Department W'as timght during the winter by Miss Armstrong, and in the summer by Miss Bissell, and it has been ttoroughly and wisely managed. Their exhibition of scholarship is fully equal to other scholars of their grade. Tlfe Primary Department was taught duj ring the winter by Miss Bissell, and during the summer by Miss Hibbard. The latter young lady is a new teacher. We welcome her to our teachers’ corps. I f her futnre success is as manifest as her commence" ment is fiatt'^riug, wo pi edict for her a use-ftil fieia of labor. ^ ^ ______________ , ^Much that has been said of the want of suitable school room in the East District* is also true iu the West. The population of the district is fust increasing, and more school room w'ill soon be imperatively demanded. The property tax in this district amounts to five hundred and twenty four dollars. .s. G. KiSLEi’. October 1st, 1864. SCHOOL VISITOR'S R EPORT. Taken together, the schools in this part of the town, six in number, fWive, on an av- <!!rage, been fair, and worthy of respect- While they have not attained to that standard at which we would ever aim and strive to reach, yet they have not been without their valuable use and profit. While this is true of the schools in general, there are, however, a few that deserve honorable mention. The winter school in the southwest district taught by Miss Emma Dobson was a model school. Such progress in study, such system, such method, such perfect order, I have rarely witnessed in any school, even where eveiything was favorable for a gooil school, which, in this case was very far from it. The winter school in the northeast district, taughli by Mr. Ladd, of Tolland, may justly bo jiut in tlie same class ; both of which schools slmwed the teachers to be well versed in the art of teaching. The summer school in the southeast district, tauglit by Miss Ellen Clark, and the center by Miss Louise Chamberlin, were schools of a high order, distuiguishi d for their thoroughness and accuracy in teaching. AVe can, however, speak approvingly of all^ the teachers emph>yed in our schools during the past year. Good progress has been made iu nil the schools. There has been, evidently, an earnest endeavor on the pfu t of each one to perform the high and important duties of a teacher, faithfully and acceptabh'. There has been ni> one who has fa'.led to succeed, agreeably to our earnest wishes and expectations. Few teachers have been employed in our schools during the past year, only ope continuing two terms in the same school; and we would, here make a few suggestions in tegard ta the employing of teaehers. Too great caxe-cannot be used in tbis respect. I t sometimes happens that the first candidate that presents himself or herself, is employed, without due enquiry aa io his or her qualifications. In another case, wages is the principal thing. A cheap teacher is desired. And often, ia such cases, a cheap teacher is had. Sometimes we are satisfied with a candidate so far &s his literary a t tainments «*rp conoern?^, but he may b# coarse and vulgar in his language or manners. This ought not so to be. A teacher should aim to elevate the pupils in every re spe ct ; be devotional, kind, trusting, loving, neat and tidy, mindful of others feelings, gentle and respectful, choice and correct in the use of language; in fine, be to-them a mode^ of good language, of good manners, and of polite and gentlemanly con(£uct. And this matter should be looked to by the committee. We would urge more attention and care in the employment of teachers. I t is truly surprising to witness the indifference there often is in this, matter. In the construction of a valuable machine, the best mechanics are selected,^ while a bungler gets no employment; but often, the teacher of the common school^, who is to mould and shape the destiny ot immortal minds, is employed with but little-inquiry into hifr or her competency. Another important matter which is often overlooked' in the employment of teachers-is the talent of government. A good schooE cannofbe taught unless ik teacher possesses this indispensable qualfication. Clos©- inquiry should be m*de on this point. Ou r schools often would be excellent sdwolS^ were there not a want of this highly im-portaiifc requisite. We plead that only those teachers be employed, who, being: well educated, ^jossesa sound coinAoni sense, decision and energy, blended with kind an i virtuous qualities. Only those-who give high promise of success. I f a a ‘extra teacher is employed, let that teacher be retaiaed. Don’t be afraid to pay for to-obtain good teachers. They are the cheapest. Those teachers who possess a good, character, sound judgment, decision and; energy, sound learning, and have true politeness, w'hich, as one has said, “ is kindness of heart, kindly expressed,” are a. treasure; are worth seeking for ; are worth, more than they cost. There are many obstacles which our schools have to contend with, that have-fallen under my notice during the past year or two. And I should notice first the unpardonable apathy and want of interest o( parents, a» seen in their not visiting our,- schools and keeping a watchful eye over them. In some ot our districts there are, indeed, a few parents and friends who visit the schools and encourage boih teacher and pupil by their presence,, but in some o5 them, very seldom is a visit made except by the School Visitor or Committee. Our teachers very jusfly complain of a want of cti-operation on the part of parents. The children are often poorly supplied witk books. They arwiiot punctual or regular in their attendance. Insubordination and want of application are too common. Now these, with various other evils, can be remedied and only be removed by the coriibin-ed efforts of both parents and teachers . And the difficulties attending the complete success of our schools are owing more to. that want of interest on the part of parents^ and guardians, which leads them to neglect visiting the schools and providing, in everynjj^ proper way for their encouragement anA prosperity, and to promote a right spirit., and arouse a right feeling on the part of pupils, than to any other cause. I f parents, vk’ould visit the schools at least twice dar-. ing each term, the influence of these Tisits would tell in a short time, iii the greater prosperity of our schools. Let all do th ir wlude duty faithfnliV, and our common schools, wliici to-day are the hope and glory of our own loved New England, will more nearly fulfill the great and noble objects for which they were established and h,ave been maintained.
|Title||Tolland County herald, 1864-10-20|
|Subject||Rockville (Conn.) -- Newspapers; Vernon (Conn.) -- Newspapers|
|Description||Frequency: Weekly; Publication dates: Began in 1864; Notes: "Devoted to the interests of Tolland County."|
|Collection||Newspapers of Connecticut|
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|Relation-Is Part Of||Series title: Miscellaneous Tolland County newspapers|
|Publisher||C. Bissell, ed,|
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D E V O T E D TO T H E I N T E R E S T S OF T O L L A N D C O U N T Y .
VOL. I. ROCKVILLE, CT., THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 1864. 1 0 . 3& .
G EO . 13. SM IT 1 [ ,M . IX
S X J I^ a -E O lS r -
Office one ddor tioi'tli of Kockviile Hotel.
Olficc Ikiui kS to 9 A. M. 12 t»<( Siiam-
H. A. CLIFFORD.
i'-Ufford'’g Jlxchms^'e, - - - Rockville.
M.ITHEWSOS & GRAY'S CELEBRAED
The Trade supplied.
Iyl3 Pure Wines and Liquors.
G. & R. PATZOLD,
WA TCHMAK E R S
J ’E 'W E iO E R S -
Aad Dealers in Watches, Clocks, Jewelry,
Pocket Cutlery, \''iolin ^'trin
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