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questions, and that our chileren should have the benefit of these opinions wherever they are based on such well ascertained facts as are here referred to. Stepping Stones to Literature. The volumes with this title have been brought to our attention by Captain Carter R. Bishop, of Petersburg, a member of the committee, and atury of slavery as to produce nothing worthy of a place among the selections from the best writers and speakers of the language? The average child using the Stepping Stones to Literature, would be forced so to conclude. For, mark you, this series of readers consists of seven grades; the majority of children in our schools never even known outside of a mere handful of dry and bloodless book-worms, we must to-day make them known to our children. All the criticisms so far made on the Stepping Stones to Literature are negative. We have pointed out things that are wanting. But there is one selection to which we will call special attention. It is, The bat