in each district, between 3 and 16 years of age; and three tenths equally among the districts. Lowest sum, $87 78. Weston. Money is divided equally among the districts. WOBURN. Money is divided equally among the scholars between the ages of 4 and 16. Lowest sum, $45 70. WORCESTER. ASHBURNHAM. Money is divided by a committee chosen by the town. Lowest sum, $74 25. Athol. Committee did not answer. Vocal music in one school only. Barre. Money is divided, one third by the scholar, one third by the district, and one third by valuation. But in case the share of any district falls below $100, the deficiency is made up from the share of those districts which receive more than $100. Lowest sum, $100. Berlin. Money is divided equally among the districts. Boylston. One half among the districts, the other half according to the number of persons in the districts, between the ages of 4 and 21 years. Lowest sum, $71 13. BROOKFIELD. In the South Parish the money is distributed by the scholar; in the West Parish, according to the taxes paid by the districts. CHARLTON. Money is divided according to the valuation. Dana. Money is divided equally between the districts. Vocal music in two schools. Douglas. Money is divided according to a vote of the town passed 20 years ago; but the vote is not given. Lowest sum, $78 95. Dudley. Money is divided according to valuation. Lowest sum, $60. FITCHBURGH. Seventy-five dollars are given to each district, and the residue divided among the larger districts in proportion to the number of scholars in each, respectively. Lowest sum, $75. Gardner. One third is divided according to the number of scholars, and two thirds by district. Grafton. Apportioned by a committee of the town according to the valuation, and the number of scholars,-ratio not specified. Lowest sum, $105. Hardwich. Money is divided partly according to the tax, and partly according to the scholar,-ratio not specified. Lowest sum, $64 67. HARVARD. One half is divided among the districts, one half according to the number of persons in each, between the ages of 4 and 21 years. Lowest sum, $85 75. Vocal music in two schools. Holden. One half is divided among the districts, in proportion to the number of scholars on the first day of November; the other half in proportion to the taxable property in the districts. HUBBARDSTON. Money is divided according to the number of persons in the district between 4 and 21 years of age. Lowest sum, $61 80. Vocal music in one school. LANCASTER. Money is apportioned by a committee from each district, who have“ no uniform rule.” Lowest sum, $51 92. LEICESTER. Thirty dollars are first given to each district, and the residue is divided according to the number of persons in each, between the ages of 4 and 16. Lowest snm, $77 64. LEOMINSTER. Money is divided by a committee, consisting of one from each district, chosen by the town each year, whose " aim is to give the scholars in each district an equal chance of obtaining an education.” " The division is not made from the number of scholars, nor from the valuation, but from the varying circumstances of each district from year to year, so as to give equal privileges to all scholars, as far as is practicable.” Lowest sum, $60. This is given to a district which contains but four families, but so situated that it cannot be united with any other. LUNENBURG. One half is divided equally between the districts, and one half according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum $78 95. Vocal music in two schools. Mendon. One third is divided equally among the districts, two thirds according to the scholar; but no district can receive more than 14 per cent. of the whole. Lowest sum, $53 95. Vocal music in some schools. MILFORD. One half is divided equally among the districts; one half according to the number of persons in each, between the ages of 3 and 21. Lowest sum, $63 57. MILLBURY. Money is divided according to the number of families in each district,-$20 being given to each of the three smaller districts. Lowest sum, $75 00. Vocal music in one school. New BRAINTREE. “ Money is divided by no definite rule, but apportioned so as to give each scholar an equal opportunity for education." Lowest sum, 958. Vocal music in two schools. NORTHBOROUGH. The principle of division is not specified. Vocal music in most of the schools. NORTHBRIDGE. One fourth is divided equally among the districts; one half according to the number of scholars between 4 and 16 years of and one fourth according to the average attendance the preceding winter,--$5 is given to one small district. Lowest sum, $39 58. North BROOKFIELD. Three tenths of the money are divided equally among the districts, and seven tenths according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum, $73. Vocal music in three schools. Oakham. One fourth is divided equally among the districts, and three fourths according to the amount of taxes paid by each. Lowest sum, $42 86. OXFORD. The committee returned no answer. Paxton. One half is divided equally among the districts, and one half according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum, $56 46. PETERSHAM. Two eighths are divided equally among the districts; three eighths according to the valuation, and three eighths according to the number of persons between 4 and 16 years of age. Lowest sum, $45 64. Phillipston. One third is divided according to the number of persons between 4 and 16 years of age; one third equally among the districts, and one third according to the valuation. Princeton. Money is divided equally among the districts. Royalston. The money raised by tax is paid back to the districts, according to the amount received from them. The income from a local fund, $90,-is divided equally among the districts. The income from the State school fund is given to the districts that need it most. Lowest sum, $11. RUTLAND. Money is divided by a vote of the town at the annual meeting. Principle of division not specified. Lowest sum $59. Shrewsbury. One half is divided equally among the districts; one half according to the number of scholars,—with slight variations to aid the smaller districts. Lowest sum, $118 14. SOUTHBOROUGH. Money is divided equally,-$100 to each district. Vocal music in two schools. SOUTHBRIDGE. Money is divided according to the valuation. Lowest sum, $58 87. Vocal music in three schools. SPENCER. The sum of $30 is given to each district, and the residue is divided according to the number of persons between the ages of 4 and 16 years. Lowest sum, $52 92. STERLING. Seven elevenths are divided equally among the 12 schools, (the centre district having two schools,) and four elevenths divided according to the number of persons between the ages of 4 and 21 years. Lowest sum, $76 75. STURBRIDGE. Each district receives the amount of the tax it paid. Share from State fund divided according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum, $44 70. Vocal music in one school. Sutton. One half is divided equally among the districts, and one half according to the number of families in the districts. Lowest sum, $71 35. TEMPLETON. One half is divided equally among the districts, and one half according to the number of scholars. Upton. Each district receives the amount of the tax it paid. Lowest sum, $25 83. UxBRIDGE. One half is divided equally among the districts, excepting two which receive two thirds as much as the others; the residue is divided according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum, $12. Vocal music in one school. WARREN. The committee returned no answer. WESTBOROUGH. The town apportions a certain per centage to each district. Principle not stated. Lowest sum, $86 14. West Boylston. One fourth is divided equally among the districts, and three fourths according to the number of scholars. Income from State fund according to the scholar. Lowest sum, $61 24. Vocal music in two schools. · Westminster. Principle of division is not stated in the committee's answer. Vocal music in some of the schools. WINCHENDON. One half is divided equally among the districts, and the other half according to the number of scholars. The share received from the State is divided equally among the districts. Lowest sum, $74 09. WORCESTER. The sum of $10 was given to each district, excepting the centre, the residue divided in proportion to the number of minors in the respective districts. Lowest sum, $101 24. The centre district is incorporated, and has power to raise money. Vocal music in nearly all the schools. HAMPSHIRE. AMHERST. One third is divided equally among the districts, and two thirds according to the number of persons between 4 and 16 years of age. Lowest sum, $97 57. Vocal music in four schools. BELCHERTOwn. Twenty-three dollars and fifty-three cents are first given to each district, and the residue distributed according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum, $41 55. CHESTERFIELD. Forty dollars are given to the selectmen to be divided according to their discretion; one half the residue is divided equally among the districts, and one half according to the number of scholars. Vocal music in three schools. CUMMINGTON. One half is divided equally among the districts, and one half according to the number of scholars. East HAMPTON. “Custom governs.” It is not stated how custom divides. Lowest sum, $36. ENFIELD. Twenty-five dollars are first given to each district; of the residue, nine tenths are divided according to the number of scholars, and one tenth according to the valuation. Lowest sum, $46 02. Goshes. One half is divided eqnally among the districts, and one half according to the number of persons between 4 and 16 years of age. Lowest sum, $15. GRANBY. One half is divided according to the valuation and one half according to the number of scholars. Lowest sum $13 77. Vocal music in one school. GREENWICH. Money is divided according to the valuation. Lowest sum 818. Vocal music in two schools. Hadley. One twelfth is divided equally among the districts, the residue according to the number of persons between 4 and 16 years of age. Lowest sum $61 47. HATFIELD. The committee did not answer the question. Vocal music in one school. MIDDLEFIELD. One half is divided according to the taxes paid in each district, and one half equally among the districts. Lowest sum $41 19. Vocal music in one school. Northampton. The committee distribute the money. “They appropriate more to the schools in the outskirts of the town and less to those in the village.” To the most wealthy they appropriate one dollar per scholar, while to the poorest they have given three dollars, besides presents to enable them to continue their school as many months as others in better circumstances.” Lowest sum Vocal music in two schools. Norwich. Money is divided according to the valuation. Lowest sum $30. $12. Pelham. Each district receives back the amount it paid in taxes. Lowest sum $33. Plainfield. Money is divided according “to the supposed wants of each district.” Lowest sum $34 92. Prescott. Money is divided according to the tax which each district pays. That received from the State is divided according to the number of scholars. South HADLEY. Money is divided according to the number of scholars in each district. Lowest som $66 67. Southampton. Money raised by taxes is divided, one half according to the valuation, and one half according to the number of scholars. The sum received from the State is divided equally among the districts. Interest of Surplus Revenue is divided according to the number of scholars. WARE. Certain sums apportioned to each district,-principle not stated. Vocal music in one school. WESTHAMPTON. Apportioned by a committee composed of the school committee and the prudential committees. Lowest sum $43 52. WilliamSBURGH. Five sixths divided according to the number of scholars and one sixth equally among the districts. Lowest sum $20,31. Worthington. Money is divided equally among all the districts,-$77 81 to each. HAMPDEN. BLANDFORD. Money appropriated by the town is divided according to the valuation ;—that received from the State according to the scholar. BRIMFIELD. Thirteen nineteenths are divided equally among the districts; six nineteenths among the districts according to the excess of the number of scholars over thirty. Lowest sum $68. Vocal music in one school. Chester. Six sevenths are divided “upon the polls and estates;" one seventh among the smaller districts. Lowest sum $20. GRANVILLE. Money is divided, one half on the valuation, and one half on the scholar. Vocal music in three schools. Holland. Money is divided according to the taxes paid. Lowest sum, $35. LONGMEADOW. Money is apportioned by a committee chosen by the town |