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centre, the broken top lying at the base, typical of a life broken off in the midst of its usefulness. So has our beloved County Superintendent of Schools, Prof. M. MONTAGUE, of Allen's Grove, been cut down in the midst of his work and his usefulness. It is with sadness of heart that we write it—and the entire people will learn with sorrow and regret of his sudden death. While attending to his important work he was stricken down. "On Friday, after visiting the Round school house in Sugar Creek he was on
way to visit the school in Harrington's district when he was thrown from his sleigh, as the team turned a corner, between the residences of Mr. Hollinbeck and James Strong some two miles west of Elkhorn, and was found in an unconscious condition soon after by young Hollinbeck. Just before he was thrown out, he was met by Luman Babcock, who noticed that Mr. M's team was going very fast, and that the lines were held by him very loosely, and it is thought by the physicians that Mr. Montague had a shock of paralysis while in the sleigh and was thrown out in consequence, and the team ran away afterwards. When he was thrown from the sleigh, he seems to have still held to the lines and was dragged some distance, but no bruises were discovered on him. As he never spoke afterwards, of course it will never be known whether his death was caused by paralysis or by the accident—but the probabilities are the cause was paralysis, as one half of his entire body (the right side,) was wholly paralyzed when the Dr. arrived after the accident.
“When found, Mr. MONTAGUE was conveyed to the residence of Mr. HollinBECK, where everything that affection and medical skill could do, was done to save him, but all of no avail. He was attended by Drs. ELLSWORTI and HURLBUT. Mr. M. remained in an unconscious condition, and on Saturday was brought to the residence of Dr. HURLBUT, in Elkhorn, where he remained unconscious till Monday afternoon, and then peacefully passed from earth. Thus was cut off, in the midst of a useful career, one whose untimely loss will be mourned by every educator; by every teacher and by every well-wisher of this race in this vicinity or wherever he was known.
" As our readers all know, Prof. MONTAGUE was conducting an editorial columu in this paper. A few days previous to the accident which resulted in his death, he had sent in the copy for the paper, which we give this week. It will be perused with sad and peculiar interest under the distressing circumstances.
“ Dr. J. V. Watson, of the N. W. Christian Adcocate, was suddenly stricken by death, leaving a half-finished editorial which was published in the same paper with his obituary; and it may be said of Prof. MONTAGUE as B. F. TAY. LOR eloquently said of Dr. Watson, “As the foot-fall of the type of his last editorial went marching into line, he was walking in Paradise.'
" In the death of Prof. MONTAGUE, the educational interest of the county has sustained a great and irreparable loss. His family will have the deep sympathy of the whole people of the county. Mr. M. was 53 years of age; had been a resident of Wisconsin for about 25 years; had held many positions of honor and trust as an educator and a Christian minister, and had performed a noble work.
"A gentleman of rare qualities of mind and heart, he had drawn around him many warm and earnest friends, wherever he was well known.
“When news came back during the late war, from our brave soldiers, that one had fallen, the fact that he fell at his post was a source of satisfaction; and while now all our hearts are sad at a loss which cannot be replaced, we have the satis. faction of knowing that Mr. MONTAGUE FELL AT HIS POST."
PERIODICALS HARPER'S MAGAZINE for January, 1873, contains the following articles: Locomotion-Past and Present.–S.S. Conant. With twenty-six illustrations; Outcast.-Lewis Kingsley; The Old Romans at Home.-Benson J. Lossing. With twenty-one illustrations; Priscilla.--Nelly M. Hutchinson; The Sailor's Snug Harbor.-Louis Bagger. With eleven illustrations; Sonnet.-Paul H. Hayne; The British Museum and its Reading Room.-George M. Towle. With three il. lustrations; No. 289: A Vision.- Mrs. Frank M'Carthy;
Old Kensington.-Miss Thackery. With two illustratsons; Christmas Carol. With illustrated border; Where is the Child ?-Mrs. Zadel B. Buddington. With ten illustrations; Christmas throughout Christendom.—0. M. Spencer. With thirteen illustrations; A Simpleton : A Story of the Day:-Charles Reade; Recollections of an Old Stager; The Walking Boy-Clara F. Guernsey; The Chrismas Gift.—Mrs. M. D. Brine; The New Magdalen.-Wilkie Collins. The Editor's Easy Chair, Editor's Literary Record, Editor's Scientific Record, Editor's Historical Record and Editor's Drawer with illustrations, contain innumerable good thiugs. The children, little and big, believe most heartily in Harper.
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE.—The January number, commencing the new volume, has this attractive table of contents: i. Iron bridges and their construction. By Edward Howland. With illustrations. 2. Searching for the Quinine plant in Peru. II. With illustrations. 3. Probationer Leonhard. A story. Chapters 1-3. By Caroline Chesebro. 4. The Irish Capital. By Reginald Wynford. 5. The Maestro's Confession. A poem. By Margaret J. Preston. 6. Monsieur Fournier's Experiment. A tale. By Cornelius Dewees. 7. A Visit to “The King of Aurora.'' From the German of Theodore Kirschoff. 8. Grey Eyes. A story. By Ella Williams Thompson. 9. Reminiscences of Florence. By Marie Howland. 10. The Southern Planter. By Will Wallace Harney. 11. My Charge on the Life-Guards. By Charles L. Norton. 12. Babes in the Wood. By Edgar Fawcett. 13. Painting and a Painter. 14. Our Monthly Gossip-Wil. helmine von Hillern; “ White Hat Day;” Mr. Sothern's Garrick, etc. 15. Lit. erature of The Day. The new volume will be replete with the most attractive features. It is the intention of the conductors of the magazine to render it a model of literary and mechanical excellence, and with this view no advantage will be neglected which either talent or capital can command. Terms-Yearly subscriptions, $1; single number, 35 cents. Specimen number, with special and very liberal premium list and club rates, mailed, postage paid, to any address on receipt of 20 cents. J. B. Lippincott & Co., Publishers, 115 and 717 Market St., Philadelphia.
SCRIBNER FOR JANUARY.—Presents the following bill of fare: 1. New Ways in the Old Dominion. II. Illustrated. 2. The King of Denmark's Sons. Poem. William Morris. 3. How Stanley found Livingstone. Edward King. 4. A Spiritual Song. From the German of Novalis. George Macdonald. 5. After the Accident. Poem. Illustrated. Bret Harte. 6. On the Reading of Newspapers. Philip Gilbert Hamerton. 7. Arthur Bonnicastle. Chap. III. 11lustrated. J. G. Holland. 9. A Bird Song. Poem., Christina Rosetti, 10. The One-Legged Dancers. Saxe Holm. 11. The Old Year and the New. Poem. Charlotte F. Bates. 12. On a person called Friar Lubin. Poem. From the French. William Cullen Bryant. 13. Victorian Poets. Edmund C. Stedman. 14. The Cuckoo. Poem. c. S. Calverley. 15. Intercollegiate Scholarships. T. W. Higginson. 16. A Night in the Garden of the Tuileries. C. D. Warner. 17. The Christmas Club. A Ghost Story. Edward Eggleston. 18. Topics of the Time. 19. The Old Cabinet. 20. Nature and Science. 21. Home and So. ciety. 22. Culture and Progress. 13. Etchings. A Matrimonial Stock Operation. Aug. Hoppin. This Magazine grows in interest and popularity. It is filled with choice literature, of a pure and healthful tone. No insidious infidel. ity poisons its pages.
TIE NATION.—The first number of this sterling weekly, for 1873, is received, containing no less of interest to the reader than usual. This paper, strong, Republican, is unbiased in its discussions of general public questions, which gives it much additional value as a political paper. It is also devoted to science and literature, and facts of interest concerning other countries. Address publishers Nation, Box 6,732, New York. Price, $5 per annum.
ECLECTIC MAGAZINE.—The January number of the Eclectic commences a new yolume, and commences it in such a way as to challenge the attention of every intelligent reader to the claims of this sterling periodical. It is embellished with two steel engravings, one of them being a reproduction of Guido's beautiful and pathetic portrait of “Beatrice di Cenci.”. This is one of the finest pictures that ever appeared in an American magazine. A fine portrait of Dr. Liv. ingstone also accompanies this number. In literature the Eclectic is always exceptionally strong. Gleaning from the entire field of English and continental current literature, it presents, from month to month, a most valuable array of Scientific Papers, Essays, Biographical Sketches, Reviews, Poems, and Serial and Short Stories; and it was never so comprehensive and various as it promises to be in the new year. In the February number, a new story, entitled “Too Soon,” by the author of " Patty,” will be commenced, printed from the author's advance sheets; and in addition to the usual English sources, a series of translations is promised from the Revue des Deux Mondes, and the leading German periodicals. As the prospectus states, “the aim of the Eclectic is to be instructive without being dull, and entertaining without being trivial.” It appeals to all cultivated readers, and now is the time for subscription. Published by E. R. PELTON, 108 Fulton street, New York. Terms, $5 a year; two copies, $9. Single number, 45 cents.
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APPLETON'S JOURNAL.—This Journal is a most superior Magazine. Its weekly visits are always hailed with delight. We know of no better New Years present to a friend than a paid up subscription for one year for Appleton's Journal. It is put up in Monthly Parts, seved and trimmed. Two out of every three parts contain four weekly numbers; the third contains five weekly numbers. Price of parts containing four weekly numbers, forty cents; of those containing five numbers fifty cents. Subscription price per annum, four dollars and a half. D. Appleton & Co., Publishers, 549 & 551, Broadway, N. Y.
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OUR Young Folks for January contains “ Doing His Best,” by T. TROWBRIDGE, the opening chapters of which are very fascinating. “Santa Claus," by Jxo. W. EDDY. "The Mother of all the Foxes," by C. A. STEPHENS. “The Little Sac's Revenge." "The Adventures of Little Martin Clover," by Mrs. A. M. DIAZ, and numerous other most interesting articles.
It is the prince of magazines for boys and girls. The February number is ad. vertised to contain a store of good things. We fully believe it. $2 per year; Jas. R. Osgood & Co., publishers, 124 Tremont St., Boston.
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BOOKS ENGLISH OF THE XIVTH CENTURY, Illustrated- by Notes, Grammatical and Phi. lological, on Chaucer's Prologue and Knight's Tale. Designed to serve as an Introduction to the Study of English Literature. By STEPHEN H. CARPENTER, A. M., Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature in the University of Wisconsin. Boston: Published by Ginn Brothers.
Chaucer has found a fit and appreciative interpreter in Prof. CARPENTER. There is something akin in the cast of their minds, in simplicity, directness, and a vigorous play of imagination, kept in due restraint by solid common sense. This book is the first but we hope not the last fruits of authorship in this direction, brought forth in the Professor's new field of labor. Indeed he promises an edition of Piers Plowman, at some future day. Wisconsin and her Uni. versity may felicitate themselves on their Professor and his good deeds-done and to be done. We cannot agree with the Professor, however, that the thorough study of English can afford as good mental discipline as that of the clasics, even in the archaic forms which characterized the period of Chaucer. It is a most valuable discipline, no doubt, but as the author himself remarks, “Chaucer's English is substantially that of the present day," and the study of the structure and archaisms of our own language is in no sense comparable to the. study of the great classics of antiquity. It does not take us sufficiently beyond ourselves. No man travels to so good purpose as he who explores other lands beside his own.-P. THE FOURTI READER. By LEWIS R. MONROE, Professor of Vocal Culture and
Elocution in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Philadelphia: Cow. perthwait & Co.
Mr. Monroe proposes to have elocution, including reading, taught in a more scientific way than has been common, and thus to secure right training from the start, if possible, and to furnish a proper remedy for faults and defects of utterence, whether of native growth or foreign importation. Therefore, in addition to matters usually found in the introduction to similar books, diagrams and illustrations are presented, which show the exact way in which the various sounds of the language are produced. The exercises and selections are well suited to their purpose, presenting many good things, old and new, and the mechanical execution of the volume, as of the others of the series, is a credit to the publishers. P. CHEMISTRY FOR FARMERS.—The Elements Chemistry, as applied to Agriculture. By C. B. CHAPMAN, A. M., M. D., Professor of Chemistry.
The larger boys in our schools, where classes cannot be formed, might, at least, profitably use this little volume as a reading book. It would set some of them to thinking and investigating, and they would make the discovery at last, that in no business can a wide range of knowledge be made more useful than in farming. A new Edition of this little manual will be issued by Crane & Byron, of Topeka, the capital of Kansas, where Dr. CHAPMAN is now engaged in business, we believe. We think it can be obtained, meantime, of Wilren, Hinkle & Co., Cincinati. P. THE CHILD, its Nature and Relations. An Elucidation of FRÆBEL's Principles
of Education. By Mrs. MATILDA H. KRIEGE. A free rendering of the German of the Baroness MARENHOLZ-BUELOW. On heavy tinted paper, neatly bound in cloth. Price $1. Published by E. Steiger, New York.
The Publisher of this interesting volume has devoted himself to that pbase of primary education represented in the Kintergarten System. As great and benificent a reform is destined to flow from Fræbel's labors as from those of Pes. talozzi; but alas! how slow are real improvements in education in meeting recognition or acceptance. How apt are crude and showy theories to find follow. ers. We advise all earnest and intelligent teachers, who take any special interest in primary instruction, and mothers as well, to procure this book. P. OXFORD'S JUNIOR SPEAKER. A collection of more than Two Hundred Pieces,
adapted to the Young of both Sexes. By WILLIAM OXFORD. Philadelphia: E. H. Butler & Co.
We predict that this nice little book will be a favorite with the juveniles. The compiler evinces an appreciation of their wants as well as a cultivated taste. Not much is attempted in the way of instruction in the art of speaking, but the few remarks made are to the point. ,