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JAMESi MORRIS, Publisher and Proprietor.
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.Hi'g Utnfvcr liave'not yfet een lighted;
U'0 -But rer the qniet town, '! '.:;';-i
Sf,JU th first Jight snow of vintr,rt 'ft '-.
' ,' .The duai ia falling dowa.r-.-t -i;
feiTie lkmps have hot yet been lighted, .
iT.f&jMut -we t alone in the gloom, !
Alone in the silsnee together.s-U-' -'V
In the old familiar room :s - ;,j i .
SI it on the lowly footstool ' ".
Tn4 That vttW'iised ta place fof me;'1
i n?LYft an.ioBay:head resta kindlyt
i-Ten me some simple story,.. , , ; ...
- Some old ind familiar tale,' s Vr
tJ.Tht.rny bwirtor :time grow lighter,''
V And my cheeks may be less pale: "r' -
.a JTotiaoli sw lb. ancient ''harpers, v" ; "
4itf -ViVkS Kv their sjlormji rhymev, 'xl
: Great deeds of blood and of battle,
-. . v ' ' i That ring through the mists of tune:.,.
13 W'yt:i ' r-. j-;-',";' -; f p' , , .
'-stvrA lWhe-ta all gaunt and grimii
''fin the halls of fh Middle Ages, -s J 1.:
Sh6uting a battle-hymn. ,. , . ,.
. -3tnff i jj'.jf ; --i, -.!', -f-.n' J
'heard tfie clang of their armor, ':'
r ApAnd aw its shadowy-gleams, r j -s
.HWhi Ijfoairied ia.the sUr-lit midnight,, tn
Cr' Far down inthe Landflf Dreams!;
' - 'But W-nlght lain worn, and myeye-lidB ':
M Art throbing vith unshed tears, :' ;
- M S 1 loiitf for jae tales yoii -yia me h
weak point and often took advantage of
it to torment him; not because, she was
coquettish, but simply for the reason 4,hat
it is a - part .of - woman's nature to do so
when an -opportunity offers.' v 'c
Frank 'called at my office the day fol
lowing his visit and acquainted me with
big troubles for the fortieth time, finishing
the story with the proceedings of the last
night, v He said he must arrive at a con
clusion - before he started to college and
that he had exhausted "his ingenuity in
vain." Any scheme which I would recom
mend he would adopt,' let the result be
what it might.' " ' : -
I lighted a fresh havana, cocked up iny
heels on a chair back and' looked very
wise for a time.- At laEt I mt upon a
scheme which pleased me. and went to
work to impart it with - all its minutitE,
adding about fifteen times, ; by way of pa.
renthesis,- that -he must not let his weak
ness betray .him.; - He ; promised - that he
would not, thought the. plan- a good one,
and Vsaid.. he t would follow it to the very
letter. -' -' '..'.' : ': '.
Ono evening about a. week after this
! conference, . Frank called aeain upon Car
rie.', ; He seated himself on. the sofa be
side .her rather carelessly and after a. few
minutes spent in common-place conversa
Ition, began to philosophize upon the sub
jject of love; arguing that it was a mere
creature of the imagination, and that ten
I minutes sober reflection was sufficient to
dispel it from the mind of any sane man
That was the plain reasoning of the thing
l In. tho twilight of other years: . ,v-- anait.was connrmea oy-nis experience
, v. v .,, .. v- ;, ; t Then suddenly, changing the subject re
' . Soine bieasanriihd simple story,
'V-Of the many yon told to me,- KT' !
-. "When we used to sit in the twflighV;tiT
WTph myead . upon your knee:
'S?'bt the "fairies lhat dancea; by,moon-light,
ti the' fovester, bold'UoBiir Hooo; - r .
Or how the little birds buried - ' iih1
.The dead babea4a wood: 5 :;.'y:
I" "' ' J ' V1. ' ' " ' fa ' '"li? :
.... rt-i l" f:'- '. ! li -V -t ." I v.
' " Or the history, grand and ancient, -. . .
; ; ' From, the scriptural page unfold '
.tirthe woiidering Red-ea pilgrims,
t fe ;-fl?lio : slept; in their tents of oldr 1 i
':-fw;c-'-. 'xi rt ii't'tvrts r.'-; ';W rui?.i. m'
, . -' Or of Bvtb, who gleaned with the gleaners,
' T" " In the disUnt harvest-land, ' ,
".'f,;,:Tia her love and faith went downwar.1-"
.' ftl.T;.On'thejige9,.hand in handv ? t?;-??
, And the sadness shall leave, my spirit, .?;,-.i3
' The sadness that reason scorns, '. .
Mitt niRta float up from the hill-sIdesV.
. Iftthratill September morns:,-" "i' t
,tc nd the years roll softly backward, . b, c,s
; , r 'And toy heart from their weight be free,
'7hfle we'sit in 'the-gloom together, r'
: WCtAidtayJed rests OB your knee; ' ' -
would be on his
way to college. He had received a lettc
from- a friend there, and had promised , to
spend the vacation with him. - His fri nd
had a cousin the most beautiful an ,jf ac
complished lady he had ever sec p; and
was reputed to be very wealthy.'- ,
.! He took Carrie's hand in his, b till talk
ing away about his friend's- cousin: ' She
did not withdraw it this time a' j she often
did, and before she was aware Prank had
removed .tbet pledged ring.' .- " ' - '
.' "Why did you do that, .'frank?" said
Carrie half alarmed. x- v i' ;
v merely wished to see ' how, it would
fit my finger; and now let its see how this
will fit yours." -And he txk the pledged
ring from bis finger and? put it ; on hers.'
?.-Nerrarrie, where -4iar pledges?"
said he smiling and tak'ing his hat." "1
may. see you again befoj.e: I leave for col
lege ; , Good night." r r -
y I-met Frank next livening;, he was n
a greater stew than ever." : .' ' '
'1- WelI, Frank,- what fiucoess?'' Said J
succeeded in learning that she is a
heartless coquette.- She ' has no feelings
herself and cannot appreciate them in
others. ; . She did encourage me, I am not
mistaken in that, and now she has flirted
me, I am ! not mistaken in that.; '' She is
an unfeeling, artful coquette.". ? ' ; ' '
-. ','Hold n, Frank," don't get too fast
You are "not- in half . as much trouble as
yon think you are." :' ; : -
Iv-You; have -told -me that before -or I
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dje-JJJ .For -the Spirit of Democracy.
wl.' W:'' BTI STJKoSGElBiaV' ESQ; i : 1
J'Tia.trange' what trivial causes move
"Dissensions between Hearts inai love.
i'Weli :Oarrie,?V said .Frank Russell one
EM inoboiieht evening as he, was seated by! would :have abandoned ber lbng ago
? jx kde'in, two weeks more I "start again not been- victimized.-- It's noneseuse for
: ' tA,college,'V v r'yt'i' ' - 'i ;r'; -. :-.' you to talk, so now.; Read that note," he
t ,?VVAndlwjll be-gone five lpng months," added throwing mo a crumpled paper. 4
Kid rf he "ralljing JWru Almost a metame ' Tread as follows "All rightr , No bb
r jjHfCFanit'V S.W?rh M?' if'ir; jeetion to the exchange, as the ring1 1 have
'; - "FiTe months if I return 4uing aca- now is worth about five dollars more than
s tian'' laid .InK M:00. the other.":
i22 nonths.thej. will seemT. -lJH .'"This is certainly strange, Very strange.
".V; f'Whv. Frank, ou are jtwenty-two years Where did you eet it??
Af'Te you.wouldl ; j found it on my desk this afternoon,
have been so easil r .affected by. .homesick- But no matter where I got it. Isn't it the
nesa." .-zt-,-4.-c.-;.i.-;:.- '-.- v.- (coolest piece of effrontery you ever saw?"
;. i'ltai?.0 sd,inuch theov $1 the. place , i confess, 'Frank, I 1 am a little
5 - i;f':ri-a1ae-.pMjto.it that would perplexed;" and I read the note againj
tt Bake;meli-tient.to Teturn?.,--;j':.J;ylMtJiea' got up and paced the-: floor a few
'JJ '-likl Jftlei,;a,l. now yn I times, perfectly taken aback by the result
COJj p;,iiW in-yy """. l oi our experiment
v; 'J.. ::
5 "I'll leave this place to-morrow morn-
' ..A- rMn rl nnf rorrfpt thl CCnurft. I :. I) ; n,! rnnlr tinr,A if- T Aavi't inm
v tionas. mnchr as,I do,iOr yon would not mand pride enough to conquer this silly
! Utk'-.sbi 4ightlyof .it. -Beserious- for passion I'm a fool, that's alL -5 1 knew
; ' osee. vl haye.come tni&,eyeaing to: osk, a sne was a coquette and always 'told' you
rl;de. of jour affectiQn jij vt..-: ;;r I so. , Carrie can consider herself indebted
; V J'. ; - We'beni senoiiyiFrankj.What land to you for a victim to her coquetry,?! .:
C ? ' i ? ;, oift pledge do ypn want?'? ,. -: "Don't blame "me, Frank. If I have
, ", ? ; : f jwVlyhayei.a ring here, which:' will give been t mistaken I counseled you wrong,
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:; toai-npon nCondiUon. that, whenever:: you and nnlcss : this admits of some explaii'a-
' .l. . hnt m a vnn anil y I . - . ' - i . ' i ' : ' . - r: 1
waa,; j,.tjvif ju .-- uon cenainiy never was more grossly
; "Jv ' VAhoClkiioiie fTora your finger
"-. upow Iie: same' condition. May I take
? iYmr Anvn'nftV ftinbann-e them- thontrh
j j : o - - ' . p
! am losinir by it, as mine is the finest
riStfhfe.; aidrCarrieY amiling at the appa-
which she naa- assumea.
:nlmn Cm nw Yln S J
; Explanation!; ..-If you can read you can
see. that it: admits no . explanation," said
Frank rising .and taking his hat.
"Don't; leave," Frank; ' J Let us talk the
affair over awhile." - '':.
' "No, I have , heard as much as I wish
ttf ' about: it ' and ill pack up to-morrow
t'i! jL-V-":'-':'::;:': ;-pr.k nnn aftcrreturned home, threw morninff and leave for college."'
himswf wi .'chair; told went to puzzling rana icii ano i sai aown m a. cnair,
" Ks drains taceidd whelher Carrie loved feeling' 'aboutqdinety-nine"er cent.: less
: TiSflt WVnot: Frafikwas a "gbM soul cbrifiden6eu in 'my knowledge of human
v 11 was xceedihgly "sensitive and impui: nature I tnought about as he had done,
rive i; and belnktery ardent in his affec-tnat it wpuia uamit no expianaupn, arm
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g i : :i! v :, 1 tioni he thought thatx fery questionable yet T felt 'that it; were1 impossible for me
H !A : ; - 4. - i t : 1 iind Which- did . not 1 manifest" itelf at all t(r be' so much mistaken in" Carrie Melville.
W. i ;: :: v ' f; - - 'ts".,tery terventlyI'was, "his .friend J'tad; been' an intimate ' friend froni her
iH . C - V ' , aid co'fidiutj: and often haVe I endeavor- ybtfth up-.and -piore' than once had she
a alm his feverish anxiety and per- comessea to me ner paruamy, ior., ranK
aada: him ; that Carrie: loved him He I knew- her to be a kind and amiable girt,
had. qone.4 was to me an
mystery.: ;J t determined ;tQ
to unravel it... '
Carrie: Melville was a beautiful girl of I;;:i!eceived a. letter from Frank a few
al'-tsenr juaai ineDeiie or tne .vuiage. aays. arter : ms aeparuire. -f 4.t -was just
xltiteattoBS o other gallants contrib- such an one as might have been expected
ttHSE a? littie to Frank's iecepticism and altogether eharadtcTistic of the writer,
tlzrtaltaiinent FulI well did she He would sometimes speak of Carrie very
lr ' tat to lortsJ - heri 6t saw his f fondly and tenderly then again; he' would
? . " " ., - would acree tnat..i;was ngnr, can nim-
- ' ' :f ;'. 5 i"-i k; fool for his'. weakness, and perhaps Itrcat him aa.6be
it w -' . : .r:- - :-'-"" - '' '--.'-- - f'-A: .iTft nnnleasant mood. ,. f r. I make one effort
tr -1 . .. i - .
chide her for her heartless conducts Upon
the whole, however, he was much more
subdued than when he took his leave.
Poor Frank, I weir knew the melancholy
that had settled down on his sensitive
heart. v". ''- ' ' ' ' ' ' :
While the subject was fresh in my rni'.u
I determined to call upon Carrie.1 It as
a delightful afternoon,' and I foun ner
sitting , with her ; elbow resting c the
window, and her head upon her ; hand.
Before her lay the returned pled which
she now refused to wear. Shr j was evi
dently low spirited and her e' forts to be
cheerful only made it more ap parent. In
a short time the conversano a turned upon
the subject of r rank's dep; avtarc.
"He left very abruptly,' I remarked
. "l es, sooner tnan x pected. ; i sup
posed he would , not ' ieave until a week
later,";. . . ; ''' .'" '
"He seemed unha ppy from some cause
perhaps you could account for it." : ;
. ;"I1 I certainly ; cannot, I am as much
at a loss to . ac ount for that as for his
hasty departure . ' . .
I wondered jtf she were telling me the
truths- j.. ..r.. -tr ..,'.-
"Perhap? 4 that little note you sent him
nad some inliuence on his conduct, 'M re
marked v atching her countenance closely.
"I se- ti him no note, nor do I know of
any -bo.' fag 6ent,'.: said sbe apparently as-
oman, . thought I, there is another
ei'i' je on your list, and it was long enough
.be ore certainly. , v - ; v -. J
"I beg pardon,'! said I, "perhaps not"
; Ahem! : A , short, pause, and - the subject
I was changed. - I remained but a few min-
utes longer ana waiKing lowaru uuuiu x
waB. congratulating Frank on his escape.
One who can tell a lalsehood, as deurjcr-
tefy as she. did .ia capable of doing all
that. Frank has charged,. said I to. myself.
She is the strangest mixture of inconsis
tencies 1 evc,r saw., vOhI . woman, woman,
true enough you are either angel or devil.
But I must - confess that I am unable to
distinguish the two classes.; ; ;.
;By the time I had reached this point in
mv reverv 1 was belore the residence oi
Frank'd sister, and thought to drop in and
inform her . of his arrival at college and
good Jiealth. - ; " ;
What started Frank, ,awayrm such a
hurry," said she alter 1 was seated.,.
'W,ell,'.V I replied, j'l.supposejie wish
ed to visit some of his friends there before
the session commenced" .. . .. '--
There was something , more than that,
for he- had more . troubles on his hands
than usual, and he has generally a full
Upply.'? . . .. . -
"Some difficulty with his lady love, per
haps,.'! A suggested. ... -
"Just what -I expected, and I thmk I
a clue to it," - -
Unless it is it secret I should like to
help you investigate it," said I, as I feel
an interest in his welfare." -...:-
'Oh, its no secret, and I don't know
whether it will amount to anything or not.
A few., weeks ago, I left my - ring at my
ather's, - and ori locking for it sometime
afterwards, I fountf that it was missing,
and. one of Franks left in its stead..
"What could have . been -his object in
exchanging?" ., M( . . . ::y:,: .kr
In'i orders to get a V smaller one, and
that is the reason that I suppose he wished
to present it to a lady. Now if we watch
little we will; see who has it, and learn
Frank's secret . I had no objection to the
exchange as the rinir I have now is worth
about five; dollars more than the. other.
ery likely, .i should thmk noy said
I. and I know not what else for my head
was 60. full of the explanation to the un
fortunate note, that 'the next thing I was
cpnscious of was hunting among a pile
of , scraps .of paper which had been swept
from my office for the innocent instrument
of. Frank's unhappiness.r.,1 found it: and
read," "20 ; objection to ,the exchange as
the rine -I have now . is worth- aljiut. five
dollars more than ,the other," the identi
cal words of F rank's sister: .. - Here was
thewhole mystervf unveiled. , -When I
looked at the date and found it bad been
written, two daysV before' Frank's experi
menting . visit,? I ; laughed outright; '-A
beautiful pair " we ; were to undertake to
fathom a woman's heart." .Thrown entire
ly out of . the channel by a blunder which
a schoolboy should have been whipped for
not detecting u v5 -y-:y)ri :' t x
"; So 'much" 'was-1 -pleased with my dis
covery, that I called upon Carrie the same
evening: "I "drew from her a confession
that' satisfied me that' the opinion I had
expressed so oiten to frans: was correct -that
she loved hint ahd' that her ' apparent
coldness'1 was ' mere", caprice.'.' t 'did not
explain his conduct 'to her as X had deter
rained to' see, how she, relished the rare she
was 'so fono df administering to himV' ;.
continued to; receive ,j tetters . from
Fran almost daily... v I succeeded in mat
ing, an .arrangement, to meet him during
vacation and take atrip to JSTiagara ;lHe
did ; not ;hesitate 'to tell t tae- that he. sti
loyed; Carrie .notwithstanding her? way
wardness and desertion. ; Poor Frank, he
was a. man of many. troubles.''- .ih:
X - Carrie became quite melancholy;; and
the tinge left, her cneeKS yet 1 never re
vealed : to her Frank's constancy. - She
thought! she had been aeieoted as a victim
foT'misfortune to experiment -upon, l The
world had no sunny-side former. - Frank
in her, estimation, constitnted about nine
tenths ot all : that- was desirable on' this
planet, and he would, martyr his friend?
can set
cou jin. ; Of course he would. The most
be autiful and accomplished lady he had
ecr seen, and reputed to be very wealthy.
" 'hat could Carrie set off against all these
qualities? Vw Poor Came, she had. about
as many troubles as I rank. ; .
A few months found Came and me on
our way to the Warm Springs for the ben
efit of her health. . We arrived late at
night, both decidedly of the opiuiou that
travelling for ones health is a great hum
bug, especially in a stage-coach. .
Next morning I went down to the par
lor and found Carrie alone. :
"Good morning, Carrie. . In what state
of preservation are your health and spir
its.". - : ;' ,':,'
. :"I feel relieved that we are at our jour
ney's end; otherwise but little improved."
. "Put on your prettiest looks, Carrie, I
am going to' introduce a beau. You'll
fall in love with him 1 know, and in a
week feel none the worse for Frank's flir
tation." ' . - : ; :
' "It was not Frank's flirtation, as you
call it that", .'V' :;'.."' ' : '
"Exeusc me a 'moment," I see the gen
tlcmanI spoke of looking over the regis
ter." ;' " ;.:; ,'; : ... .
I hastened to him, shook ; hands, and
after a few moments conversation, asked
leave to introduce him to a very estima
ble vonnff ladv. - lie assented and we
stepped within the parlor.' V ' V;
' " "Miss" Mell " -'
"Oh, Frank!" exclaimed Carrie. .
"Car Carrie!" stammered Frank,
and in a moment they clasped each others
hands. My presence prevented a scene,
but it makes no difference rcadcrj for if
ad not been there, I could not have told
ouabdiitiC ''-'." -
As a matter, of course I had planned
the "meeting,7 and as a matter of course I
explained all their troubles to the satis
faction of both parties. Two weeks re
stored" Carrie's health," and we all return-
d home to our friends, who were not a
ittle astonished at the curative powers of
the Warm Springs. -' v . : -. -. . :V:,
iVH vthis . happened seven "years , ago.
And now, , Mr. Editor, as ,1, am on my
way to the Post. Office with thisHettcr, I
will stop at a 'beautiful cottage .and pre-
sent a nice Doys nai to a- nine cueruo
namesake, who calls Frank, ' "Pa,'? and
Carrie, "Ma." :. ';;: - ' ""' "',; -
Cousin 1 Helen.
Gone! From out the pleasant dwelling .
Which her gladsome girlhood knew, :
Where the lilac-blooms and rose-loaves .
r Felt the open window through, ; ;".'
Where I saw, and learned to lovo her
With affection foud and true;" '
In her womanhood's bright dawn, .; , . . ,.
' Cousin Helen's gonel , -
Gono hot not, as in her childhood,'"' "
Ont amid the hills at play, ;' ' '-',
Weaving wreaths of apple-blossoms,"
Echoing the wild-bird's lay. . , . ; . . t - -Chaning
butterflies ami sun-beams ,
'- !AU the plo.-tsauV summer day,
With a foot-step like a fawn. "' v" '
. ..Coiuin IIblks's gone! .- 0 '. 1
Gone but not to yonder church-yard,
Where the bending willows weep,
And cold piles of sculptured marblo '
, ITieir unloving vigils keep;- 1
TSol in Dkatu's dim, silent chamber,''-:
" Have her blue eyes closed in sleep; . .
Not with cold lipa, white and wan, , ' '
-. Cousin Hki-es's gone! ; -" '; ". ' li'
Gone to yonder bustling city :
: Where life's oddyhig currents meet;"'
' . To a proud and stately mansion, ": '
- On a faabionable street, . "-. .' .:.
1 In the modern stylo of grandeur, . .
-' Dooked and garnished all complete:' .
-With hor bridal bonnet on,
Cousin II Bias's gone! ":. -.-Ir-iC-S i;vj? 3
Knickerbocker; ., . : '.;.. . ' '
at home; but that's none of ybur busineiBa :
now;' he is gone to" school, and-ffre?teacher!.
What tliey'tnin'krrKoTOth,' nowin
i . .Hungary. . ; ;
A late number of the Boston Traveller
contains a communication ' from a corres
pondent "abroad," which throws an entire-
new light on the - so-called republican
movement in Europe, and the estimation
in which the Democratic leaders are held.
le says that: in Italy the masses of the
people have lost their confidence in Maz-
zini, Garibaldi and the other chiefs of ' the
ast republican outbreak. s This fact was
particularly true of all the middle classes
the merchants, . bankers traders and
small landholders. " They think these lead--
ers too impulsive in their movements, and
they fear lest, in the attempt to ; establish
a republican form of government in Italy,
the ' lowest : kind of - radical - democracy
should prevail and property and present
possessions be insecure. ; - ; ; '
In giving an account of a visit to VI
enna, this same writer speaks of the feel
ings in "Hungary extended towards Kos
suth, which were equally surprising. : He
fell in with- a' man of strong democratic
tendencies and had a conversation with
him on Hungarian politics, part of which
we: irive below: v r. ; w - -."
As to f thi8 Kossuth, we don't fancy
him." ' : 1-: ..-i 1 .-; - ;.; .- r.
"But I thought yon' democrats idolized
him.";, v-:... .- . -. . ;;-,-? .:,- .,
"No, indeed- not we.' . We did once,
but that is all over he i betrayed us, he
sold us he looked out for . no one but
himself." ; -'; ' ":?-:'i-;- :..---
"But , he was - compelled to leave the
country; he : could ; hold out- no longer.
Didn't he do the best he could fotf you?"
"No no '-no! He was a traitor.' We
might have succeeded if he had afood by
us loneer. ! He . took his own time for
quitting us, and left us in the lurch."
'Is this the feeling , of - Hungarians and
of. republicans in . Austria? He Bays, in
America, that he is coming back t6 you !
as soon as yon ; have another chance of
success. - ?' ' i. ' ,v" : ': '"--''-?
'Ha! -i hal He . will never come here
again; -tie wiows us too-weu."
: "How!--would:you receive him, ir. he
should feturn?"i -''?-: " '
-uHag him, in ten:minutes,, '' y
'What! Yon dembcratsrr - -: ' " -: ; "
"Yes. He did the aame by - us as
Georgey did one betrayed the army and
tlie other- the people, when there was no
need of doing dther.V?T1ie onbydifference
was,' that Kossuth could get away,, and
Georgey couldn't; so Kossu th done secret
ly what ,Georgeyacl.to do openly, to save
his neck. : No, nd. Kossuth jeserted us;
he a traitprand my friend proceed
ed to add an opinion which , will sound
straneelv'in America, but. which I did not
feel . disposed just ' then ta deny:, ? "We
were glad to hear that he was obliged to
leave America ' tBQ ' soon.; He couldn't
humbuir Americans. - You found him
Out.!', ; ' .;-:-----r ' -;V..:7r
The writef cornea to the conclusion that
the-people are; every1 day' becoming tamed
by the power W1 the; 'existing' authorities
and tneir. prcauuons, ana are quieuy suu
mlttin'sf ; ''"i ' aespotishi 1 ii' an ' unavoidable
evil, - ; . " '
papa cannot deny his request; he is suf- no, yon. were.to6 busy, for that. ' You never.
fered to stay away from school. The next I called, to sde'lhe teacher and tell him what
day Tommy must stay at home and help kind of a .dispositioned boy he bad to
I papa plant icorn; and thus, probably a deal with m tJi pefsoif of your son. : O.
week passes. In the, meantime the class no, let him nd '.that oht ' hithseir. You .
has been' progressing, , and when .Tommy know lie was-a -Tety "unruly- boy, jind that
returns to school ihe finds himself away you ; could do carcciy'arrythlnsf "with him
behind. Well, what must be done? Tom
my is too big to -go back into the V little
1 class,'! and his papa wants him to hurry may attend to him.i No wonder the poor Ky
through his book. He must jro on with teacher should' exclaim.'inr the' Mtfernesa 'i,:: :
his class; but he has lost , the connection of his agony7WelV;welk It's: no use."
of his study,- and half , the ; time does hot . But on "the Other' h'andsuppcbh ara ;';
r.lknow what he is at..,He is a dead weight interested .in the" school, TOUncouragO
upon the class; - He rcannot keep along; yoor boy to learn, V6u 3tnve :fto Impress
he hinders the progress of the. other pu-upon his" mind thelmporfaceoifoeyiag .
pus;: he becomes., discouraged: they , be- his teacher,'&c;,' how different will be tha
j: AiJ A It. i 1 1 I .-i.-Ti : ' TT. Lrll ' 'i-iL-'.iVjL.-C'I'-B .ir. Ltd.-
tuure uiguBvvu, auu iuc icut:uer -cuuiuus i result. - e w ill strive: w gain ypUT BJ-
disheartened. ....... ; ; , , , Iplause, and' vou will be'richlVTewafded
Things move along, and. Tommy gains ffor your pains. Suppose 'some afternoon
upon his class. But about the timetheytyou step over to 'the school rdomaiidbe-'
are geiiuig biraigutentu up jigiuu, a tauw tore you enter, tase.a iQcr.urougn xua(
comes along, and Tommy must see,.tne ipig cracK under .the window,. .Tnercaa-:
monkeys; so he - is again absent;. The (drc'n have, become restless and nnea8Jt fto
next day he. comes, bringing a piece: of teacher is wearied a'nd; exhausted. wiUh
(jaj.cj., . ii.il , jurctaiu.u - ay iiuuic -uj ; iiio i iuuwio, auu Jilt SVL'UIQ Uuli nUU UiclCSSJ JJUh
father" written upon it, which serves as I tlie 'moment you bnterl a smite orwelcome
an excuse. ; "When he is called upon -to; re-1 plays' upon the teacher's countenanceand
cite, to the first question he promptly -an-J every face' in the'room brightens up- Yoa
swers w asn c nere yesterday; aidn t win not see tnat oy over mere in tne
know where the lesson was." Aud so the comer lying : with his book and eyes 6hut;
same is enacted over day after day. and no.he has straiahtened ut. and ia stndv-
the class makes but little advancement, ing.- They all endeavor to Conduct therj-.
.uu ims is hu owing to tuc, luvousitvuii i Beirea pioperiy, so.. mat vmcj. may gain
For the Spirit of - -Democracy, '"t j attendance or the students. .nd wnen your approoation. - uppose yoa &sk, those-
rpi, mnnnj10jt, nn8nlo ' - J Qe xeacner considers tne inainerence and nttie uoys and gins a tew ouestionfi upon
X UC lllltllU D ,ail(UOi., , - v tlA want nf intWst'in 'nnnt.ntst and nnnila l innw nt fWoir ctnAiaa- : soa lw c,o k"JV ; 1
Mr, EpiToit: Beinti: a modest sort of -A-i- i,i, -i.i.i -.-i;m'. -ro-ir L- UH'L. ..tltA "'it-ii.--..-o; -'
a man, I scarcely. ever write, va
the publio; but having been " considerably
troubled witi mj. thoughts for, the last few .,.:. '-rt-thAhoot 'Wh mntv.ft'-!Hm,,i-t i&:zi;hZ i
days, I have concluded to pen them down Lw atfOT,j ... Tr t'At w'.uL'R'r''!i.'.i
just to get rid of them. ; ; . Cr . ' much like neonh
ju lursuii uutiu m tuc war.
tavern, ; and commenced
mrt.tl-p.r9 nnfl thinr-s iin wno.r.'il
. , - o;-" ------- o iw.ee, jl never recouect oi pemg.visueo exammationi it also encourages
in rnvrtinliir - xr hT i T toll mrn a crraticrpl. . , . . t.. . . ' -" I . . - . -
train of thought, and I do not know how
long, 1 should have
i not ueen incnicnea qui oi it. ana aimosi i : . j. t
- joi.;uroomsucKing- me lor aetaimng ner iui sentence," it's no use to try anr
out or mv senses at tne same time, dy a j it i - - . - ,. .
f . i ucur iiLLie.;-iviikv aiir kimiihh whx nii. nn tu.ntir.Tn. tndman. nf tha tuut it.
The directors yisited me once to inform ughtful tasltv to' rear the infant mind-!',.
me that they wished me to prevent those -Mr. Editor)' I could fcilk much loc-tr.
one hundred unruly boys from making; a upon this subject, but"! fear :that:X- have
noise duriner intermission, 5 as it was '. an- already "wearied vour 'natiencel -iari' aV"!! .4
V "O- r .... -v.3v..t i,v-m vivos, JJ uvpilig, lli ( lilj tt5aUt,-CT
x, iuubv. uoit ici uie
6bucalioiwl. . -
. I IIV TT VUUd itLkOiii 11C nU.VrUJLVL C-XViJtCl.lU--.' ; CJl. I lUG 13 IU UaSS H. I tzTS I trri LJrl.1 llf XHJII IUH1 iim: - :
rtuing. lor rWoll it's rift na in t.rr nv mnri' r f ianrj-'mV irrtfrl fof it. if xrnn ovot v.o.T.T1.ot, ' .
I T fllsrt wnndArpt? if tb rtnrenta nf rY-. I iipbAril niro.l wrin'll 4.nA riiici n smmml ' 'v
5 used to -be when I fol- spires them' witlneW 'en t
Ia my younger days I that some one is taking notice of thetf 14-:-
. Uwlll vi . .Vila I fnnrfhf qK-aI ftva'A t.: tfanva 1 nnrt ilr fh r.i.AtfA.aAtvf nnt AA'mnt 'Xa1Z -I'JJi' "
Studying, about tuft ftTii.tiAii nf t h HiTtfira Anofl nt I rtn it Irimoalf oi AoMitVaL
. . - I . w . p. - I ' . w., . avv.O.k',,. fV.vUVK O Ul.V..(.UUJ -
the teacb
but twice.' Once was by a man, who came er; . it drives away his low spirits," and he
continncd there, had Thfi - h wnmnVi who threatened' iat.T.;ir;rt; T
.. . . , , f J I . , " .UVUft VMM .UW. VUMMIL v HI I fPW .
school teacher who came rushing in." His
sudden appearance, ' toerether r with" ' his
gTave-yard-looking countenance,' 'caused
me to suddenly start, and almost made me
lose my presence of mind, for which I am
so remarkable. lie threw himself into a l
chair, looked very much like a' dying ghftstJ
and exclaimed, " V ell, well, it's no. use
trying any : more.!' -" Trying " any more
time to tell me that
boys play in towiu.;.r
But I supposed, (as the
tion has made considerable1
r may not De oiscouraered. Dut persevere
Wtiiv this gtorions wprlr(tJ satlb
Cause of educa- era because I -used, to teach, as. T t '- . y ' ; .-
brotress" since! ud hive calculated to teach ejiaia. v ,--:'-.--., -?
wnatf:-.said 1. ; : . . . . . .- . r . - . ... r, , , ... . ,: - ; t j.in.r lii-L f' :
tt- ii.a -i i--j mat ume,i ma. parents. were m tne naon uuuga a rej), ii?u ljj j t --
He ooked cp,;greatly sjirpmed at sec- .f..!tlA 4hhhl9' rbth.v friend. that all thekntswhtri'-1
ing me, for he had been sq much engaged l,,.-,.,
. . - worn ri u ii iMir Tir a in mnninnrr t i-tt. iiuia kij. v ijac a, un iui v i i -m - an viiiir a k r
with his thon-hta that lie did not notice ""X r"v rr.."? 1 : TTJ .V"' 1 ITJL-rrirrT:'
, x- ; itt tnnAhAH 1 finH rhor ia of I trio MrTlff ITlffnTlv v-4-
WnV " Cn'll ho 1 vuvuv a aua iiumv hj . uuif , uv t v :
t f Mutva uv) -i
itrfhTiiT in' hn rrtAm
"YhavTbcei leacnmg kchool herfo; the M 1
last six month,, nd thereVBLU; Brown, vtsSd Jnce byolr butbi .Sfir What
not know any more than when I com- . . 5 . A,:.e.i..ii .i faiwwf W vi--'
s i -Dili T: - t I rma (lllv nlloil niik a. hint tttttV fca.v1----
menced I have tried my utmost to teach 45 u""ttucVrB"" "
- , . ... ,,, J- j, .., - 1 no faster; - ' ; - - . . , 1 teach me - to- know- what o'clock it &-
them,-but they won't learnrandit'3 no use . . . .; , .y. ; n , . . w-vr k?.t4--i-i-5
for me to' trv eny more."; V'- i - - - It is a general rule, established by the ex-
..txt n 1. . i . At ai. tx i nrrionpft gj Ttfinnatva rnat . vnara nanniT.
v en, wnav s t ue reason mat iney won i " - - . r th fi W thA-Uf l.tS'-Vm.fB r w.
lo-n?!) .;,! t ,:.iiPnui.i-Kt,:-M i;m: become interested in the school, the ehil- T " ,:-'r.- T"rT
DtUU li X 1 I IUW OUU-1 , . '- . .
uletons.- and cannot learn." : :"'"-- ' u dren wi11 also be interested, and vice versa.
rt i i . - : x i .inn T.nprn ia nn npnpr pvinAnnp Tnor n. na. i
v no, couuuueu ue, iney iuv buuws .t". - "v 1".' ""r litinl tnU thW-T tif -TV
in: i- i : u4 t tv. rent, ia inr.erestfl . than his rwinoc in th I . . .
iutvuiBu mojb. -uuw 6.u ia.vui --T: - ;-- .--0 t(i ioin'tnVenmnninn.'kf li.
interested in their studies. ?' I- have tried "amt oi visiting, tne scnooi; and no oeiteri ' "
uua w.v.- M- L-vr :-J t evidence of the conlrarv. than his naasino- Mlco MU" ;uwmiwmum
have coaxed them,- scolded them whipt by the school house, probably, two or three
them, and tried to hire them;" but it's all times a day; without caUing! to ascertain
in vain;' I. cannot raccbmplish anythmg; H10w ,141! children. are progressmg.-jjut
i nayent time to
jnvwj nfiin,v Ul 1X1 J Jcu V. '
No sooner was I quite master of izia
again, stop; : Uumphrey,-' said he, I '
have something more to tell youL' ;; : 7 J
Back - again, I' 'went wcmdering what' -else
I had got to learn: for I thought I
pose you nad .two .or xnree young coils " . , y-v--v
overhere' a. vour peighborV pas
nnM tnti fln tim- a 1 -Wu ' .' 79M know tha tame of .day, I most now.
hbw to .nd : oat 'ib-ecf"
mi ; i. ! .rj ..i. cnniA An a mv edv ll I hnvfi
care nothinir. for learning. School wUl attend to such things." -Well, now, aup, - MS1
. .- ii - x . i iui intuci uiu. ------ - .- - . - . .
soon close, and theparcnts of those boys
will censure "me 'fbr not having advanced
. i . -- l . . . i t i . j : Li.
l iiprn mnrp vnpn i. n:ivi iinn Rvprvimn " j vu vv w - wu w i v- vat i - - ,
n mtf nnmn. knfoll -n nnimnro I, " ! SeC'II DB W&S LRKinir frnOQ CUB DI Ufimf L . ' .
uxj un..,uuuuu w w fxifvuv. i - "0,0---. " r T . 1 - 'vAnli(.
i i t . .mi: I nmm rmn Trntilrl ' Tin vmi - ail jvi. wv.
eonuuueu ne,. "H ever j. ire. oui 01 iuis i -. j jv ..".-: , I , 7t. t:v1. ..!;t.MlIi.v1,
scraDC. vou'll never catch me an another; the teacher's busmess. is to take care of ; W-WW.
' ( . - . i . a - -' -1 vaara rvr min fya. t.-oA baam atrfl om -
This is my last school.". i.-u.--3s:.;u. tnem,-ana ir- ne aon't ao it, it's not my -v"- y v.-, .
u xt. ;i.l jj t -iTi. Tanlt" : How rift vrn k-now vhnt. kinrt n j. .v,w jv,v, -w-
. XOT VVU UU1 DUlSiUlt, OaiU i JLUt I - .. . . 7 - i" - . " I 4rA trnn vnv llvA a iWSii '
will you aUow me to examine vyour daHy a mati'he isr- la -;nme -cases .ontof. ten! ; J:
register?" He handed it to me, and just you aon t snow tne -man at au, ana proD-jr--j: v ,r -;' r- tt tXT'
thtn tb Bf.hnnl hll ran,, -anHhft. lft m ably wouldn't trust Mm with ahorse. Jor j P -.?r f.1PrV
. ---oi . - . . .1 the dial nf a. o.lrwlr : it -win bIIaw
t 1 1 inr np. vnn n thti nrr? vat. vnn win mTmar. -.-..v - --t.-. -
the- fMininffof vonr -child tr. bis' care evett years for every figure, 41
- ' 7 I - - . . . - . - ' ,t . i.j. I Whnn a .nt.vAM ak.'lli
afitAHAr1 o no 'SAt tkof l-nnf Kaiyii WltftOat tuG ICaST SCU fcle. fttld TlftVW (inftR 'V UHU t"VJ J ir
i4(va, lanuavubu c uvn ,v uiuv avi;v vvuuut j . ' . , ? , . "JT- " . ,. . . .- - , - -1 f ill ! J a.t.j j - v
th T.Wflrifl;w1.:itfi- hr.nni visit him to see Vhat he is doinC .Yonl1 ou coca; ot. nis una q w .
t ;m lo-W . ..-n in b flii nf Ki wait until the 1 close of the Rhhoot: ' and 1 jlhTOu: j when,, you arrive ; atsfbur
boyH -could not conjure upHany reason thenV if..your:cluld;lias':iotJ fJ tewo.okJ"
- t, v a -.i-'WA' nrnrresa whinh von think hiibnnM hftv and ; when atrtwentynejyearsatjrU.ho -
leaf in the teacher's register which showed done,iyQa are noways; slowitt.heapiBg kj: Ti iTfW nw
the daily attendance, and there was 'the your censure upon the poor teacher; hcn fMMrf-fe!
reason . in - black marks,' as nice as
Could i wish. 1 Opposite-to1 -each j one
these boys-names, s ooa a long -stnng or. , jxo onDuttne teacner , snows iuo on- 'to-dQ
at-a, (a's for absent,) occasionally inter- ficnlties that he Jias tocontend withHe rjafathci- yetfenA iit
rupted by asoli has so many different natnres to study,;8o J SflfSuat hoo -
,i i uaru it now, tuuuguv a. iwiibbuu many uuruijr vuuuicu vj kvitciu, bv uioiij TTllU1.;,1-n1.. tt -hiily t J..L;w''iVi.nT m. t
those boys do not learn ia; because they iniDda,.-'wak'Vctivio KS tSSi
not attehA'schbolTegularly.ror I.have many differeht persons to please tor dis- Za9.-, vATiiiic.
fouhd ' by j experience, (I taught school please,' that his life is one .continued round j lls -:1Viii
wucu 1 wub youuir uu iuuusg,i tuui cuii-i oi. lou aoiu aaruboiu: -xie wcBiiiesiwca . ; ; -. ..t"- ,.! .!.-r ;: - t- -j:ia
dren that do not attend punctually will not ried,andiprplexi fw,iT liwJIXW
i..--i.v .-..m.s-'a.w1j- v; iTsl..-.L j,t cclr !ithout beinTiTiKtnmdeaCt :,'0
! - If children are kept at home to work, there any person wuo- needs the sym- 7, , TwcThirda' of a llasl t
(as they often ;are.) or permitted to 'gb-a patby;an$ Jthe cooperatibn of the people, ifj , Smith's :EederJ GakuJatoraaanBi1
fishing, (as is often "the case,)- when they itis: the. school teacherJl But how widely ing anecdote Ugiten, to the foljQwia pwv
smmiu uc wintuwi, ij mo wuuvv-1 uuiuicuu ia uo j. v nu y wi I port A nrst rate class was nudergolnX
tion .ottheir.IesMna;nd;Cccenyb Itoisehobt, and;;tliefeyourTcarev ldr"himy examination in mental arithmetie
come inattentive,1 and db not fee'l interested
in .their studies - And the parent who thus
detains fhis child, is injuring not only his
own 1 child,' but all ' the children of the
school. "Every teacher and student knows
what a draw-back it is to '4 class hare
an inconstant memberi-? : f i-
-The class may be prospering finely, th4
ieacher-' and pupils, id good 4 fepitftsjj.but
some day Tommy wan?tirg tQ the creek
and cateh arnsh3'l Wli wktiaj' been tlx
-Jood. boy, . and -hiB;' dar, kih iffdulgent
stbps.vj Yon permit bim ;td remain frotn
school one or two days each week..; '-You
never inquire or him" how he is progress
ing in his studies ybu' 'never encourage
himto"" strive' to learo;' and theta at; the
close of "the' term ' you ' are" ready to" say
that Mr.'"' 1b not1 fit for a' school
teachefi ? You hevet stop to inquire why
your boy did hot learn," Y'on were never
over in that old school house, with its rail
benches,' arid" paper vdndows: and big
cracks in the wall, and broken stove, O
tcjoseu examination in, mental arithmetic
and in retily.to ,a question concerning tha -number
of mca required to perform a eerv '"-'
taiq picee ;of work ja a specified, tiraethyi "
class ?espoud, MTwelve-men and two;J .
jhirds." But one bright fellowr5oro tfk'.
ceming than-the plhcrs,'.inslanU '
vTwelve men aut a boy fotrUe yvii,'
oldi" Xottrteen being twe thirds' o( twenty f "
one, the legal age, of manhood. t & . v
Our crcatest clorV- is. set h t;-
er falling but in rising rrVrry time ii f:l;

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