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THOUGHTS srOGRWKD T TUB FAREWEIX 8KB-
W) Or luv. U. luwvtiun,
from II Cor. aitt. U Rnall y, brethren, IkrtweU."
Go. brother ! go where GuJ invites.
And warn the world of ain.
Hie Spiril'e eoiea thy call indite,
And ehede ita peace within ;
Twe God that called thea first to preach,
Go eound th' alarm afar ;
'Tie God who telle thre what to loach.
And what hie precept are.
Go. brother ! go. God telle the where.
Hi purpoaea dired,
lie aiwwara yoor enquiring prayer q
A ud ill ; our routae prutect 1
ran oVmand jour greatest privet
Applied where needed moat.
Then hie you to the Goapel tower
And make the Cruae your bo!.-
Oj, brother ! go, though weeping fneo.de
Uoeef yoor way with lean,
God spam the Carietiah aear who bend
Hie path for weepeia' (vara.
'Ti had to pait. but God clairua fiitt.
All elea mutt own thia claim.
And tbouah the deareet bond be buret
Vet follow on the aame.
Go, brolber ! go,' and tell anew
The theme you now repeal.
Fear not. though ealumniaa pureue
They never can oVfret.
The council of oar teas' dechM,
Spare neither friend or foe.
Let not the world yom feel aoenara.
Or languor o'er you grow.
Go. brother ! go and. bra thai waB (
Not finally, we troet.
Bat may we meet in beaten to dwell
When duet haa p eased to dual ;
There change. Ciila, and team are o'er.
And heart i joined to heart.
Sorrow and aighing eoana no mote,
And taint abail no mora part.
Lswisscao, March IS, 1850.
From a Hlner.
termed fm, a IsIUt to aW Editor (a Liotmrg
Sacbamirto Citt, )
California, Dec. 18, 1840 J
My Dear Friand : Your letter of Febru
ary 2"th reached me u 1 u about to
leave Sao Francisco to test the reality of
Caliroreia gold. You cao not tell how
much I appreciate your kindness in writ
ing to one wbo haa ao few claimaon your
attention ; and theae feeling induce me to
thank for the delicate eoosideralioo which
prompted you in aending a letter to meet
me in California. Perhapa if succeae will
allow me to leave thia country so soon, I
aliall be able to meet you within a year or
two, and we can then go over together the
time that has passed aince I saw you.
But California must be more interesting
to you than this personal gossip, so I will
endeavor to write briefly, of what I have
seen since my arrival. After enduring a
specimen of the sailor's rough life by sail
ing around Cape Horn, I at last reached
the exciting end of a sis month' voyage
on the 8ih of July, and was glad enough
to touch terra firma once more. Some goods
which I brought out on commission detained
me from the minds for a lew weeks, and
occasioned me some loss though an op
portuaiiy was thus afforded me to become
well acquainted with San Francisco and its
vicinity. I found it composed mostly of
ranvasa houses and large tenia, nearly all
occupied as stores, and populated by a
shifting variety of race from all quarter
of the world. Money waa plentiful a ber
net on uncle Thomas' farm, and gambling
by thousands a respectable profession
Situated on the crescent-like curve of a
bay filled with island. surrounded by
mountain blue in the distance, am) shot
from the ocean by ao entrance only two
miles wide, San Francisco offered to my
first view of K the most Beautiful scene
1 had ever beheld. All that has
been written of California eceoery is
correct, but long months of drought render
it comparatively barren in thia upper part
of it, although the soil is really good and
pasture rich on the plains along ita river,
la August, after being etched by the
most enticing reports from the diggings,
leH San Francisco refusing apporl unities
of receiving monthly eateries of $90010
sail up the fuiwoua Sacramento for the
mines. The river glides alaaeet impercep
tibly through a drooping fringe of low folr-
te, here and there tcstooaed with vines,
which open occasionally to reveal a glimpse
of tinted prairie land bounded far off by
mountains and dotted with wild rattle. , At
latt.lrees oak and sycamores rise from
the banks and spread back a short d: st
ance, and amongst these our schooner
sailed tranquilly till we reached this "city"
of Sacramento then consisting; of a few
large tenia in the woods, where trading
waa prosecuted, and miners - came for
supplies ol provisions. Our little party of
four, bought mules, and engaged learns to
convey our freight to Mormon Island, situ
ated in the American River, 25 or 30 miles
east of this place ; and we proceedeJ to the
diggings, full of gool spirits and. vision of
big lump, tramping in the beat over dusty
plains and hills, undaunted and cheerful.
In two dnys, we were digging amongst
stones, and wah ug out dirt, with all the
energy the prospect of a golden reward
could inspire. Well, we found gold, and
I mentally dispell d your skepticism as to
its eiisieoee here,but we found it in quant
ities so small as to discourage us. Howe
ver, perseverance through failure and sick
ness gave us egerience, and this taugbr
us where to look and how to work. I have
made a few hundred dollars, and am now
awaiting spring to work where I can be
certain of an ounce per day, with the
Chance of having the greater success of
others. Mining is certainly bard work,
but leads to wealth, and with this recom
mendation my degradation 10 a gold
difger will be overlooked by those who
win their riches by respectable shrewdness
in business. The precious stuff which has
drawn to this country like a magnet ao
many thousands, is found in small, round
ish flakes or scales, in the banks and beds
of every stream, while it ia heavier and
lumpy in its character when found in
ravines, or amongst rocks. It has lately
been found in quartz and granite when
exposed above the ground, but everywhere
it ia pure and beautiful. The geological
characteristics of the country account to
me for its richness in this metal, for it
appears to have been ejected from the
deptha of the earth by the aame mighty
throe that forced to the auiface those gran
ite piles, half imbedded, which ate peculiar
to this part of California, and the elements
of which are found more or less through
out the world wherever gold has been dis
I have given you no further particulars
of the country or ita riches, because I think
you must be already well acquainted with
them. I have had much of the hard expe
rience of a traveler.but been perfectly heal
thy aince I left New York. For some
weeks, heavy rains have been frequent,
rendering a camp-life rather uncomfortable
and swelling the streams so aa to atop
miuing on them. At present, the Sacram
ento threatens to oveiflow the City, now
large, populous and wealthy. I have been
writing amidst 'noise, and hurriedly, ao beg
of you kindly to excuse an abrupt conclu
Yours, itc B.P.AVERY.
From Godey't Lady'e Book.
I hear the Windi whistle."
ST a. T. US, CAMUS C-
I bub the wind vhieUe, I bear lb loM
A I alt by mj hearthel and tbiak of the gw '
The tftm that em (UBBen, th brow that an cold.
The Up Ibex en aWed, th abroad end the would.
Tbe fagot tram brightly, bat derp In toy heart
Dwell a epirit ordutaea Out will not Stpert ;
And K call ap old awe, and look tbat tbey wore.
En the BTim robber, Daalh, cart hi abad at mj door.
Wtxni hi dark Wow Ml cm Toa thrvahoU Egaio, ,
I absJl snath in hi free a I yield to hi chain ;
for my old eye grow dim, and I ao longer cue
To b watching th Btgot that' flickering them.
I bear th wind whiatle, I hear th lend wave, 1
Aa I art fey lay haarUxtooe and think of th gran, -
Th eye that an ranken, the brow tbat are eolii, .
Tbe lip that an tailed, the alirood and the mould.
Of Xorthaanberiand, Ta.
1V0 tVew DUcoterg. From an inter
esting letter from Washington, in the New
York Journal of Commerce, in regard to
the gold of California, we lake the lollow
ing, which goes to show that the mmes in
tbe quartz region are not a new discovery
'"These'mines have undoubtedly ' been
worked some period far back. Mr. Wright
states that an opening was lately discover
ed in one of these quarts hill, and it was
found to be a shaft very deeply , sunk.'
Upon exploring it, three galleries were
found leading from it through the rock, all
which were regularly and skillfully propt
nn the sides, and skillfully rooted. The
rock waa found to be very rich in gold
and tbe amount taken from it must . have
been immense. ;. .
This fact goes to illustrate some ticxv
can and Spanish traditions, and, indeed
histories of individuals, wbo hate, fa times
past, acquired vast and ' untold treasures,
hot from what sources Spanish jealousy
and cupidity would never allow lo become
The Country Press.
There are only a few of our reader, we
apprehend, who are in the habit of reflect
ing seriously upon the moral, sociat, and
political influences exercised by the con
due tors of the country press. They are
aware, it is true, that almost every village
and hamlet within the eitended borders of
our free and happy country has within it
self one of those potent levers, and gene
rally under the guidance of a single indi
vidual, who is often impelled to the perfor
mance of his duties more by the regard he
entertains for his profession than by the
encouragement or the rewards that are
bestowed. But they do not nlrtCys fairly
appreciate the control which that single
individual hold over the opinions, end
over the passions and the prejudices of
whole communities. They do not at all
limes fully recognize the importance of
those rsys of light and intelligence which
emanate even from the most Unpretending
of the co-workers in the wide fluid of let
ters, because it is not in their power to
trace out, at one view, their effects upon
the minds of numerous persons. When,
however, they look abroad, and contrast
the intellectual, social, moral, and religious
cooamon 01 tne citizens ot mis entire re
public, with the enslaved, ignorant, and
degraded condition of the people of almost
every other country on the face of the
globe, they will not, they can not hesitate
to do justice to those who, by their efforts,
have done so much in preserving within
the bosoms of our people the pure spirit of
liberty, and in establishing and maintain
ing that regard for individual rights, and
that implicit obedience to the laws, which
form the true foundations of our national
It is in this view, if we would estimate
them at all, that we must consider the po
tent influences of the country press. And,
thus estimated, who that has an interest in
progress of intelligence.fand in the preser
vation of constitutional liberty, will deny to
the press in their immediate circle, that
support which can alone enhance ita use
fulness and extend those Influences for
good ? How frequently are we pained and
mortified by the perustl of appeals made
through the columns of prudently and ably
conducted papers, for the means of contin
uing labors whbh have for years been al
most gratuitously f-'rformed for the benefit
of the public .' It is sad, indeed, to see
men of genius, and men of industry and
perseverance, in such a dilemma as this
their pride of profession subdued ; their in
tellectual energies yielding under the p As
sure of neglect ; their generous hopes, and
their warm ambition to be useful and hon
orable, destroyed by political malice or
sectarian prejudice! Such wrongs, we
fear, are too often inflicted upon the con
ductors of the country press, notwithstaod.
ing the professions of liberality we hear on
every band, and notwithstanding the uni
versally acknowledged importance of sus-
taining, in the midst of every community.
an independent newspaper. We may say,
indeed, that we know, personally, several
such cases as are here referred to ; but
we hope that they are all tbat ever have
or ever will occur.
As, however, nearly all the country pa
pers that come under our bsoervation
and they number some fifteen hundred,
hailing from every quarter of the Union
are conducted with a view to the instruction
and the advancement of the familv circle
in morality, literature, and science ; and,
at the same time, present a synopsis of the
stirring events of the times in which we
live, we can not imagine how any judicious
parent can withhold his support from such
publications, struggling in his own vicinity,
and, at the same time, bestows his patro
nage on papers from a distsnt State or
city. If it is true that charity begins at
home, our country friends are bound to
support their country prtujirit, and then.
according to their means and the generos
ity of their dispositions, to extend their
charity abroad, and render it as diffusive
as possible. We have lately Witnessed, in
the rejuvenated and cheerful appearance of
many of our old and valued country
friends, tbe most gratifying evidences ol
the "march of improvement,' as well as
of the favorable estimate placed on their
characters and services by their immediate
neighbors. This speak well for proprie
tors and natrons: and we hope to see
these evidence of mutual confidence and 01
public spirit increase an hundred fold, until
all our exchanges shall look as bright as a
In conclusion, we do not believe tna
anv well conducted ' eastern publication
entertains any other opibions, or 'would
auffsest anv advice that would not fully
accord with the sentiments here expressed
S . t
If there are any who do not agree with us,
we are happy to say we are not on lh
list cf their confidential friends. Godej'j
Lady's Book. J
The State of Milne.
FROM TUB 8UMtlT Of MOCST KATAUDI.
BY THE BEV. JOHN TODD. D. B.
As yo'i sit down on the top of Ka'ahdin.
with the eye aching a ou try to pierce
the interminable forests, or follow the no
ble rivers beneath id the immense valley
not able to see the footsteps of mm, or re
alize that he has cut even a walktngttick
out of the forest your mind beco'nes
crowded with new and strange thought
You ask yourself, Is it possible tbat the
iron pathway will ever come up these val
leys, and the scream of the steam-whistle
ever startle the eagle in his lonely ey rie,
and morfee in his trackless swamp 1 I it
possible that the sunlight will break in up
on these wilds, and towns and villages ever
spring up here ?" Ferhsps in half a cen
tury men will wonder if their then beauti
ful valley of the Penobscot could ever have
been as wild and as awful as it is flow des
cribed ! The fact is, that the Slate of
Maine, though old enough to be celebrated
in song and story, is yet in her infancy.
Among her thousand islunds, sparkling
along her rocky coast, she will ever find
the treasures of the deep to employ a multi
tude of hardy fishermen. From her for
ests, for a long time to coma, she will send
forth lumber over the civilized world. But
these are not to be her ultimate reliance.
Her town and cities and villages hang like
beautiful fringes on the skirts of ber forests.
You might lav all the restof New Eno-land.
and other fine Stairs down upon her terri-
tory, and she would have forty thousand
acres left ! You are amazed to see how
very small a part of her territory ia jot
occupied. At Bangor, you are in a city,
large, rich and inviting ; a walk ol twenty
Hvtoutcs will carry you into a lorest never
yet cut down by the band of man ! The
wild deer has broken out and rushed into
her streets within a few years. When we
read of our commerce, of our cities; of our
population of over 30,000,000, of our in
creasing desire for more territory, of the
amount which our cultivated acres pro
due, we are apt to feel that we are almost
an old country. But we forget that the
greater part of our country lies just aa it
did when the eye of Columbus first gazed
upon it, and just as it was when the May
flower firat beat round Cape Cod. While
our flag is known and respected the world
over, and our Republic has already a name
that can never perish, we are only as yet
on the shores of our possessions. We
hardly know, aa yet, where our mighty
rivers take their rise. ' While the great
teamboats are moving up and down tho
Potomac, the Penobscot, and the Hudson,
you can not visit tbe head water of these i
rivers without an Indian to guide you,
without carrying your canoe for miles on !
your back through unbroken forests, and
sleeping on the ground wherever night
finds you. The bear and the deer and
the moose, with the wolf and the panther.
have their home among these wilds in
numbers almost as great as ever I The
moose and the deer have been entangled
in the shipping of huge vessels as they
attempted to swim the enobscot ! And
while we have stretched the wires of the
telegraph from Halifax to New Orleans, a
part of the way, and that not a small part,
they run through unbroken forests ; and
while we have leaped across a continent.
and are building up cities on the Pacific,
we have led a terra incognita behind a
vast unmeasured waste where the buffalo
goes in herd miles in length and where the
Indian must rosin on horseback to catch
his prey. When will all this great territo
ry be subdued and occupied 1 And what
is to be the history and the destiny of this
It strikes your mind with greai force,
too, when it occurs to you as it will be
tbe most likely to occur on Mount Ktah
din that almost all the northern part of
the earth ia yet unoccupied by man. The
hills and vales of India are worn out and
look as if exhausted. Asia, the cradle of
the human race, has a warm climate and
eenial soil. From the center and home of
the human family, man has been working
his wsy op toward the cold wilds of the
north. In proportion as they move north
ward, they become more hardy in consti
tution, more industrious to supply the luck
of plenty and exuberance which a warm
climate affords, and more skillful to meet
and overcome the difficulties-of nature.
Thev must have warmer clothing; more
nutritious food, and a greater cnttitnand
over matter, in order lo live in 8 cttlrj cli
mate; have the intentions, the elffS; the
skill, the industry, the hardiness or the
northern races of nen And as mei et
down the forests and move up nonhward,
nay we rot expect generation more akill
.ill, more industrious, more endurig and
more untiring in labor ! Has not the hor-
hem part ol the earth been kyt, by me
providence of G jd, tilTart and hid so
'ar advanced, that they know how to make
ik unjenia! soil to be fruttful.and the snort
eummer to jield the nrressnries of lire, and
the long, dreary win'er to wear smiles even
upon frozen lips? Was it, that when the
great work ol converting me vona to
Christ should cone to ocrupy the right
place in the hearts of men, soldier of the
cros should coTie Irom the northern parts
f the earth, fine d Iv education aril con
liiutn.n to go furth lo great eedjrance 1
It ia remsrkable, that when (aod. in histo
ry, has called for the overthrow of mighty
empires, the region of the Black 8ea, or
some other unmapped region of. the north,
has poured down legfocsof armed mn,
able to do mighty arts in war. til not
the Prince of P,e?e go to the same territo
ries for bis soldiers f Has all the north
ern psrt of this con'iiient been thus left to
the bear and the wolf, till the time should
come when Oud should De reauy to use
ruch men a could and would occupy these
regions ? You can not doubt that the
population who will occepy ths vast terri-
tary of Maine aill be industrious they
must be, to live here ; that they will be in
telligent and educated the destiny of Nfw
England seems fix"d in this respect ; tha'
tliTe wiil be schools and churches, acad
emies and even colVgirs far up among the
ild lakes of l.er distant north ; nor can
doabt that many a young man will
j he raised up from these places, who will be
loremost in the great work of didnring the
mercy of Chris! to the ends of the earth !
Maine has already sent out many such,
who are but specimens of a multitude who
Will yet come out from her borders and
take their places among the foremost of
those who gird on thoir armor and do bt-
tte valiantly for the Lord of Hosts. Now
From the New York "Home Juurnal."
Write, Mother, write !
A new, rjnapotted book of life before ihea.
Thine re tbe hand to trace upon it page
Tie fir-t few character ; to live in gl'ry,
Or lire in ahame through tun; unending age !
Write. Mot'ier, write !
tbw hand, tho' woman', mart nt faint nor filter.
Tbv lot i on lliee nerve thee then with care;
A mm her' tracer; time miy never alter
lie it fiiat impreo, then, the oreain ol prayer.
W Hie, Alotaer, wntm t
Wiite. Father, write !
Take thee' a pen plucked from an eagle' pinion.
And write immortal action lor thy en ;
Teach him tbatjman forgeta mao'e high dominion,
Creeping on earth, leaving deed undone.
Write, Father, write !
Lem-e on hi Life-book a fund lather' bleing.
To shield him from temptation, toil, and tin.
And he shall go to glory's field, posesing
Strength to contend, and confidence to win.
Write, Father, write!
Write. Sister, write !
Nay, shrink not, for; sister' love i h.dy
Wiite word the angela wnifper in mine car ;
No bud ot aweet ailrclion, howe'er lowly.
Out planted here will bloom in after yean.
Write. Sister, write !
Something to cheer him. hie rough way punning.
For manhood lot atemer far than our ;
He may not pauae he must ba op and itning.
Whilt-t thou art idly dieaming among Bower
Write, Suiter, write !
Write, Brother, write !
Strike a bold Mow upon lhee kmdrrd pag- ;
Write .Shoulder lo houldei,brnth-r we will go;
Heart linked to heart, tho' wild the conu-st ragr.
Wa will defy lb battle and the Ioe.
Writs. Brother, write!
Wa who have trodden boyhood' pa'hs tothef,
Uenealb the summer' nn and winter ky.
What matter if Life bring u some foul weaihet?
We may le rtrongei than a(!reftty !
Write, Brother, write !
Fellow Immortal, write !
One GoJ reign in the beaen ihere i no ether,
A nd all mankind are brethren : thua 'ti rpoiten.
Arid wboao aid a sorrowing, struggling bio.her
Bv kindly word, or deed, or frirodly token.
Shall win tae lavor oi our neavemy w nun,
Wno iudsea evil and reward tbe good, .
And who bath linked the race of man together
In one at, universal brotherhood.
Fellow Immortal, write !
The oldest biak in the librsry of Cou
gress, is an imperfect ropy of the second
edition of "Higden's Polychionicon," prin
ted in black letter, by Wynken de Worde,
1495- The work consists ol 348 folios.
The first 7 folios, and all after 332, in this
copy are supplied by manuscript, ihe
colophon reads as follows : "Thus ended
the thirteenth days of Apyrll the tenth
veer of the reign of Kinge Henry
VII and the incarnation of our Lord
MCCCCLXXXXV. Emptynted at West
mestyte by Wynken de Worde.'
A Sublime Thought. Somebody spe
king of the Ojean, called It a "cemetery
without monument. How many thou
sands ileep beneath the waves,whoaegrae
are marked by no sculptured marble.
The population of the Sandwich Islands,
according to the census recently taken,
is. hativei J,S.8i4i foreign, 1,87. Total,
Why I left the Anvil.
I see it you would ask me what I hive
to say for myself for dropping the hammer
and taking up the quill, as a member of
your profession. I will be honest now, and
tell you the wh lie story. I was transposed
from the anvil to the rditer'a chair by the
genius of machinery. Don't smile, friend-i, I
it was even so. I had stood and looked for
hour on tnoe thoughtless, iron intellects,
those iron fingered, sober, supp'e automa
ton, as they ca'ucht cp a bale of cotton,
aud twir'ed it in the twinkling of an eye,
into a whirlwind of whizzing shreds, and
laid it at my feet in folds of enow-white
e!ilfi, reidy for the ue cf our most vulup-
t ioti an ipooVs. They were wonderful
things, tr.ose looms and spindles ; but tt.ey
could not spin thoughts ; there was no at
tribute of Divinity in them, and I admired
them, nothing more. They were excess
ively curious but I cottld et.mte the
whole compass of their doings and desticy
in finger power ; so I am away end left
them spinning -cot'on.
One day I was tuning my anvil benra'.h
a hot iron, and buy with the thought, that
there was as much intellectual philosophy
in my hammer as in any o! the jenginery
a-going in modern times, when a most un
earthly screaming pierced my ears; 4
stepped to the do r, and there it was, the
great Iron Horse f Yes, he hid come, loo
king for a'l the world like the great Drag
on we rfad of :u Scripture, harnessed to a
living world and just landed on the earth,
where he stood braying in surprise and in
dignation at the "base use" to which ho
had been turned. I saw the gigantic ncx
ibed move with a power that made the
earth to tremble for mile. I ssw the ar
my of human beings gliding with the velo
city of the wind over the iron track, and
drovrs of cattle traveling in their stables at
the rate of tuenty miles an hour toward
their city slaughter-house. It was wonder
ful. The little busy bee-winged machinery
of the cotton factory dwindled into insigni
ficance before it. Monstroew beast of pas
sage and burden ! it devoured the inlerven
fjjU diteice,and welded the cities together !
'V for its furnace heart and iron sioews.
it was nothing but a beast, an enormou
aggregation of horse power. And 1 went
back to the forge with unimpaired rever
ence for the intellectual philosophy of my
"Fussing along the street one afternoon
I heard a noise in an old building, as of
some one puffins a pair of bellows. So
am, mAn. I aeDPcd in. and there,
in a corner of a room, 1 saw the chief-d-
ce'Jvre of all the machinery that has ever
been invented since the days of Tubal Cain.
In its construction it was as simple and un
assuming as a cheese press. It went with
a lever with a lever, longer.stronger than
that with which Archimedes promised to lift
I' is a printing-press," said a boy stan
ding hy the ink trough, with a cuslew tur
ban of brown paper on his head. "A print-
ins-press?" I queued mu-'ing'y lo my
self. "A printing-press? what do you
prhit ! I asked. ''Print !" said the boy,
staring at me, doubtfully, "why, we' print
thoughts." "Print thoughts !" I slowly
repeated afit r him ; and we stood looking
for a moment at each other in mutual adi
miraion; he in the absence of an idea,
and I in pursuit ef one. But I looked at
him the hardest, and he left another ink
mark on hi forehead, from a pathetic mo
tion of his left hand, to quicken his appre
htnilon ofm7 meaning. "Why, yes,' !ie
rei'f r.tcd, in a tone of forced confilenee,
a i( passing an idea, which, though having
t beeo current a hundred years might still be
counterfeit, for all he could show on the
spot, "we print thoughts to be sure. "But,
my boy.' I asked in honest soberness,
what are thought, and how can you gn
hold of them to print them ?" "Thoughts
are what come out of the people's minds,'"
he replied. "Get hold of them, indeed ?
Wbv minds am t nothing you can get hold
ol, nor thoughts either. All the minds that
ever thoucht.and all the thoughts that min Is
fever made, wouldn t mtke a ball as big as
your fist. M nds,they say, are just like
air ; you can't see them ; they don't make
any noise, nor have any color ; they don't
weigh an thing. Bill Deepcut, the aexton,
says, that a mnn weighs just a much
when his mind ha gone out of a he did
belre No, sir. all tha mind that ever
lived would not weigh an ounce troy.
"Then how do you print thought ' I
asked. "If minds are thin as sir, and tho'ts
thinner still, and mke no noise, and have
no substance, shade, or color, and are like
the winds, nnd, more than the winds, are
anv where in moment; sometimes in
heaen, and sometimes on earth and in
the wstfere under the earth 5 how tan you
.riwt how cart voo seer them
v. ...- - -
hr n rsnght,T)r show them to others!
Ezekiei's ej e grew lamioou wiib a
new idea, and pushing his ink-roller prouJ
ly across thj metallic page ol the newj.-,
per, he replied. -Thoughts work and talk
in things hat makes tracks, and we lake
them track and stamp them on paper, or
iron, wood, stone, or what not. That ia the
way we print thought. Don't you under
'The pressmen let go tha lever, and
looked interrogatively at Kaekiel, be
ginning at the patch on his stringles
brogans and fcliowing up with his eye to
the fop of the boy's brown pa?er but! cip.
Ezckiel comprehended the felicity cf his il
lustration, and wi,ing hi hards on hi low
apron, gradually maamri an attitude of
earnest exposition, i give him as sccour
ag'tg wisk, and 50 he went on : ,
"Thoughts rr.ake tracks," he continued
impressively, aa if evolving a new phase of
the ida by repealing it slowly. Setiuj vs
assented to this prorosition inquiringly, hn
stepped :.i tfie type-case, with bis eye fisd
admonishingly upon us. "Thoughts mads
track, he repeated, arrang;cg in .Ya left
hand a scrre or two of metal slips, " and
with these here letters we can take the ex
act irr.presak.B of every thought that ever
went out' of the heart of a human man, sci
we can print it too," giving the inked form
a blow of triumph with his fist, "we can,
print it too, give us pnper and ink enough,'
till the great round einh is blanketed
around with a coverlid of ihoughts.as much
l.ke the pattern a two peas." F.xeki'l
seemed to grow an inch at every
and the b.-sany press man looked first
at him, then at the press, with evident
astonishment "TaU about the mind's liv
ing for ever 1" exclaimed the boy,poi&xcf .
patronizingly et the ground, as if mind
were lying there incapable of immortality
until the printer reached it a helping hind,
"why the world is bfimfn! of live, bright,
indus'rious thoughts, which would have
been dead, as dead aa a stone- if it hada';
been for boy like me who hrt run'
the ink rollers. Immortality, indeed ! why
people's minds,' he continued, with his ira
aginatiou climbing into the profanely sub- .
lime, "people's minds wouldo't be immor
tal if 't wasn't for the primer at any rats,
in this here p'aoetary buryiog-ground. Wa
a re the chaps that manufacture immortalil y
for dead men,' he su'Joined, slapping ibe
pressman graciously on the shoulder. The
latter look it as if dubbfi J knic-'it cf th
legino 01 honor, for the toy had put the
mysteries of his profession in sublime apo-.
rs!ypse. "Give us one goodheallhy mind,'
resumed Kzekiei. -to ihink r 4 .
will furnish a dozen worlds a big as this
with thoughts to order. Give us such a
man and we will insure hi life; we will
keep him alive forever among the living.
Us can'; die, no way you caa fix it, when
once we have touched him with these here
bits of inky pewter. He shan't d e, nor
sleep. " e will keep his in.r.J&t work on
a'l th mir.d-i or. earth, and ail the aniod
that shall rorTH here to live as long as tha
"Ezekiel. 1 askeJ, io a tub u-d tone of
reverence, "aui you print my inougni
"T!, that t will, he replied, "if you"
will think some of the riht.kinJ.' "Ye,
that we will, echoed the pressman.
And I wen! home an I thought, an l En-
kid ha printed my th i'ight-tra?k' ever
since. Ei.inv DvaatTT, the " LearoeJ
Thirly'Tiioa-Bnd Landlord own Eng
!Hnd, "8000 own So tland, 6'.0i owo ai
Ireland, leaving more thin 25.000,000 in
habitants or those countries without a fout
of God's creation.
"Mr. Brown, I owe you a grudge re
member that." .
- "It is hord!y worth while lo rememher
it fur I never knew you to pay anything
"Have f hjsicisns tiono more) to allevi
ate the ill of mankind, or no ?' asked a
friend of an eminent Dr. "If you except
the old women, they hnve not,"' was the
Robert Wallack, Esq., a eivil engineer,
as, just before the mni! left Panama, mar
ried to Dona Maria Aleman. Thi is the
first step toward the annexation of New
"That's what 1 call a repe:ition.'' ex
claimed friend the other day. "W hat'
that Toml aid we, "Why. look . at that
,.gn screws the way J. E. Wcller. JewaU
The City of Lafayette, La., ha got up
a scheme for making the city corpora-ion
a grand Insurance Company, to insure
against f.r all the building in ihe city.
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