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VITALITY OF THE COLORADO BEETLE.

THE EDUCATIONAL VALUE OF FLOWER…

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THE EDUCATIONAL VALUE OF FLOWER SHOWS. Ou this subject the Gardeners' Magaziiw remarks :— The value of the poor man's flower show is to him- self great, but to his children greater. The educa. tional system that prevails is altogether too subjective, and there is but little attempted in the way of teaching the young to observe and reason on their observations. The three R's are of primary importance, but they re- quire to be supplemented by systematic teaching in the open air on open air subjects, and we look forward hopefully to a recognition of the necessity by school boards, not only in towns where the field of observa- tion is contracted, but in the country where it is practi- cally unlimited. We are advised by the powers that be to prepare the children everywhere for catching and killing the Colorado beetle, but their imperfect training in the faculty of observing compels us to fear that in their zeal to exterminate the doryphora they may wage war with coccinella, that is to say, the potato beetle being much talked of, but as yet unseen, the lads of the village may find consolation in the wholesale destruction of lady birds, which are among the very best frier ds of man in.the kingdom of insects. The window flower show may be made immensely useful as an aid in the educa- tion of the young, and we once more remind the guardians of the youthful poor that a habit of ob- serving, and a taste for a knowledge of nature's ways and means, are of immense importance in the develop- ment of manliness, and independence, and intelligence, and morality, and usefulness. The book of nature is worthier to be read than a majority of the books in common use, and it is one of our duties to encourage the young, whether of rich or poor, in learning to read it with a view to the acquisition of useful knowledge, and the cherishing of sentiments of reverence and love for the beneficence that warms the world, and renders capable of happiness every living creature.

.-THE AMERICAN FOOD SUPPLY.

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