The Carbon advocate. (Lehighton, Pa.) 1872-1924, November 29, 1873, Image 1
' II. V. niORTHIMKliV Editor a n)l Proprietor. One Dollar a Year In Arivancu VOL. II., No. 2. LEHIGHTON, CARBON COUNT!, PENN'A, SATURDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 20, 1873. SINGLE COPIES, THREE CENTS' Lehighton Directory. Agent. TV. C. Vredlrtrt, Singtr Sewing Machine anil In surance, next to K. tl. Snyder's, Ilank timet. Burner, K. WHdon,' Shawns, Hair Calling and Sum pooing. under Kxtbango Hotel. Bmk street. Hoot and Shoe maker. Charles Yenser, ilcarty opposite the post-office, Bank street; alio, dealer in Confectioner!' Clinton Bretney, in Levan't building, .Bank, street. All orders promptly filled -work warranted. Confectioners. Uausman A Ivuhns, opioMte Olrt's store, Dank 'street. All onlcrs promptly filled. Dry Goods mid Groceries. Z. It. IiOfg, opp. L. A fj. Depot, '.ank t dealer in Hardware, Queensware, Ladies' Vretl Gtiotls, cfV. II. A. llolts, liuck'el's Bljck, Bank St., Vr ft(, GroccriaSQueetmcarc', Carpels, Od Goths f CW. E. II. Snyder, Dank street, Dry Goodi, Xolions, Dress Goods, Groceries, Quecnsware llardwarcdt. Drugs and Medicines. A.J Durllnn, llrst door obote 1. llauk street. Oils, IWnts, rirfumenj, latent .VedUines, dv. Hardware, Y. r Semmel, nearly opp, Kicliance Hotel, Ilank reot, CuUlrators.'OUs, faints'. Guano, dc. street, Hotel, Thomas hants, " '.clanre," cpp. 1'ubllo Dank st. l'atronnge solicited. Jit reliant Tailors. CUtaia A Bnvllank street, and dealers in Gents' furnishing Goods, Hoots, Sltoes, Hats, Caps, dc. Thomas S.Jteek 1'. 0, bulldlne, Hank st., oVnl'l furnishing Goodsjl fatt, Caps, SdMVUxlth., Milliner. Sirs. E. Fatb, Dank street, 2nd door lielow the 51. Ej Church. Xotions ami Trimmings Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. C S. German, corner of Dank and Iron stree s Consultation in English and German. Dr. K, Si'. Itehrr, naxt doon to'P. 0., Hank, street. Consultation in English and German. Provisions. Joa. Obert, Dank St.. racking, Curing and Smoking Establishment. Awarders promptly filled. J. FatrWet'i.Son, Dank st, dealers in Flour and 'Vet.' Groceries1, tYuits 'and Vtgetables. Watchmaker' and Jeweler. A. 0; Dollenmayer, South street, nlt Dank st. IkaUr in Watches, Clxls, Mugs, dv. Railroad Guide. pKNNfiYIVAJilA RAILROAD. Fast Time and Sure Connections ! Jj'lve Rxpress Trains Dally from llkrrisburg to the West. Iillftjnn'ralace Cars tliroiigh from Har burg W Chicago, Cincinnati, Louis vllle and St. Luuts. The number of miles operated and controlled by this Comiany enable It to run cars through. Villi fewer change than by any other Hue. rassengers will find this, In all respects, The Safest, quickest & must Comfortable Itoutc! BAGGAGE CHECKED THROUGH f3r For Rates, 'Tlckets-nnd nil in formation, apply at all Principal Offices on Lhiuof Lehigh Valley and Lehigh & ttuuelmnna Railroads, and atP. 11. R." l)epot, Harrlsburg, Ta. A. J.OASSATT.Ueneral Manager. D, M. BOYD. General I'aiwnirer A Kent. J, N. AllllhY; Eastern TraleUns; Agent, March K, 1873' 041 Chestnut St., I'hllad'a. ItNTIlAL. II. It. Oh' N. iT" LKlllU" SUSQUEHANNA DIVISION". WIXTEIl A It 11 A XGE)lt:XT, Commencing Nov, 17, 1873. Down Taains. No. 1. No. 3. No. 8. No. 7. Lean a.m. 'a.m. a. m. r. . Orettn Klde 7.50 10.23 1.26 Seraatou , 7,35 10 30 1.20 l'lttston SJrJ 10.67 4.13 Wilkes Uaire ...... ..... 8.10 11.25 2.2U White ll, en tM 12.15 3.t0 Won lli'n 'June. ..... lo:a 13 J 4.19 Maueh'Cbunk... 730 11.00 'r.l 4.40 Citasaunua HSS '15S 71.17 MO- Allrlltowu S.43 12.00 &47 Uethltheu Dili It 17 a.'IT tt.10 rrit,KtOU.,... U.S7 1243 4.W Oii Up Triins. 'o. 10. So. 4. No . No.U. Leari i. m a. M, r, x. r. tt. Uiton.....,. f.'Vi UAti 3.V, 7.10 Bethlehem. . .. H..U 12.U 4 27 7 45 Altfutown.......... V.ltl 12.2ft 1-17 77 Cit.iuu.iua ,. . . P,'.4 12JU 4 ti S.IC MuchChunk.....a Xk Jj" 8'19 l'rnnIITeiU'iHM5; 2.U2 5 .SS -VhIllUien.J..HU3 24H. T'lOJ . Wilkes- Unrre...... 12 40 tM SM l'lttston -, lltl 4.2C SM Scraotou 10 , , IK . Arr, Oreeu ltldge 133 5.00 DJO y. CONVICTIONS. 2esiuthmng Valley It. ;f, Don tralna 1,'os 3 6 and 7, and Up trains Nos. 10 and 4 connect at Maucb Chunk. A'orls ltnn'a It. JCTrn trains 1, 3, 5 I 1 couuect at Bethlehem for 1'hlladelpbla. Up trains Nos. 10 A 4 connect at Bethlehem rcrl'liiladelphh. lleturnlng leiro I'lilladelphla at 7.10 a. ni. for tu ton, Mauch Chunk, llatli, Wilkes llarre, Taiuuiiun, Scranton, Sharcu, Ar At 0.43 a. m. tr Kaston, Mauch Chunk, Tamaijua, VllllamiHrt, Wllkea. Uarre and Scranton; at 2.10 p. m fvr Scranton, Wilkes Barre and Intermediate statlotis;.at 330 m. for llatb and Kastou; at o.lo p. m. ftrMauch Chunk. Tamaqua Branch. Up trains Nos, 10 A 4, and Down trains ros.3,6 4t 'jciNiiittotatalauchChuok to and from Taniaiiua. Lehigh &Lackaivan.nal.)ls Down trains Xos. I A 7, and Up trains' N't. 18 1 0 ivliuect at Belli, lehem for Bath aud Chapmau Quarries. Boturu lniz leaie ChapBiaD'a' at 7.40 a. m, and 2.15 p. ni Central Jiattroad eif Xtw Jersey. All trains make close connection af Litou with tralusou Ctutral IUIlroad of New Jersey. JldtidercVelawart Ji.- He Down trains Nos. 3 & 6, and Up trains Nos. 4 A 14 connect at 1'hllllps. burg, with iBtlDeL It It. to -aud from Trenton, Philadelphia aud Belfldere fhUadelphta t- Heaiisui Ji'uttroad. The Dejiots of the but l'enu 11. It. aud the L. A c, Utrlsiou ars.oopnectod by Street Cars. 1 II. 1'. BALDWIN, 6'eri. Passenger .ltnt, JJU, tit U.JllSllKH, PItACTICINO 1'UVSIOIAN AND SUltUEON, Outce, Bank Street, next door aUie the I'ustolltrel lAblfhwn, Pa! , Ome Hours ParrytUle each da ram'lotauo'eWiki remainder of aiy atoittcalu IMtsttkn. " hTlal,173. TENTH ANNUAL SESSION OF TUB Carbon County Teachers' Institute. WEDNESDAY TnillD DAY. Institute called to order at 9 a. m. by the Prlilent, and afttr the slnfilntr ofaliymn and piayer by Rev. Fdsall Feirler, the toll was called and minutes read and adopted. Committee on Re solution reported the following ,s . , liesolved, That tho composition of EnglLsli words forms '. an Important blanch of thu study of our language. Resolved, That we donildrr tho en deavor to unite moro closely the men.al and wiitteti vxciclr-ts In arithmetic, a movement In tho right direction. Resolved, That roinpo-lllon sliould go baud In band with the, theoretical study of grammar. On motion, tho resolutions wcro adop ted as read. Prof. Yonngmon took up thosubjeit of "English Words," which lie handled In a masterly manner. Rev E. Fetiier and Prof. RovVJand took part In the dis cussion which endued. Intermission of 15 minutes. Thu In stitute was again called to order, when tlie quartettu " C'uno where my lovo lies dreamlnc." was very finely render ed by JIossrs.Rowlaiid, llorii aud Ren sliAW'nml MUs Jones. Prof. Rowland lollowed by reading "Seeking a Situation by a Graduate." Win. McLaughlin then took tho lloor on methods of teaching primary arith metic. Tho" discission was participated in by Messrs. Younginau, Ilolliuger, Motzer, Rowland and others. Afternoon On motion, it was agreed to resume I lie discussion on primary arithmetic, which w as again participated In by a number of teachers, after which T. W. Renhaw;wa3 called on Methods in English Grammar: Intermission of 15 minutes. On re nssembl.ng the Institute sang"Swlnging xVeitth tho Apple Tieej'" after which Prof. Curry addressed tho Institute, when tho discussion on methods of En glish grammar was again taken up led liy J. H. Vnn Slieetz. Evening. Prut. Curry delivered n very excellent and well-considered lec ture upon "Special Education," which gave much satisfaction. He was fol lowed by Rev. Coleman with a lino lec ture on "Culture." THUll3DAY--r0UnTII DAY. Morning. -Institute called to order at usual time by the President, after devotional exercises, tint roll was called and minutes re.ul and adopted. Tho Piesldcnt appointed, a commltteo to solicit bubsciiptlo'ns for tho I'cnna. School Journal, and Prof. Curry, In a few appropriate remarks,, urged, upon the teachers the Importance PofJthe publication. The discission on methods In English (rainmar was resumed byJProf. Curry, uhospokoat sunUi length, supporting tho views expressed by '6 W. Reusliaw yesterday. ' Next came Rev. C. Kessler on School Government. The discussion was par ticipated In by Prof. Rowland and others. Intermission. On tho call to order, the subject of School Government re sumed by Prof. Cuny, followed by Mr. Schorield, f Philadelphia, Mr. Miller, of Suiibury, and Hon. W. 11. Leonard. Afternoon. Institute called to' order, roll called, alter which "Little Ulidie in the Tiee," was rendered with fine ef fect by. tho Institute. Tho Mibjest of School .Government wa again taken up with much warmth, it was generally thought that Hon W II. Leonard had done the profession nn Injustice by .souiu statements he made In tho forenoon. 1'iof. Yuuuginau,.in u most telllug speech, whlcli was rtnlly eloquent, denounced thu course Mr. L, seemed to be put siting. Ho was fol lowed by Prof. Rowland mid others. The following icsolutiuns were then adopted : Resolved, Thai, In legnrd to-iicuool Government, we dUippiovu of both ex tieiiirs ; Hint seveiity U hot Incompat ible with love ; that corporal punish ment will glow less frequent mid less severe In pioportlon to thu honor aud esteem In which our profession ii held, and patents ami citizens can promote this object by n tnlthfiil cooperation and' sympathywlth itenchcrs In' their onerous woik. Resolved, That a niorp liberal endow ment of music and essays would add materially to the interest of our Institute. Risolml, that a knowledge of Gov ernment securities and stocks being ne cessary to all business men of our day, teachers sliould, by nil means, quality themselves Intelligently to Impart the same to their pupils. At this point .1iss Hattlu Hellman read a fino essay on " 1'ho Beautiful." Intermission'. On being; called to order, ' Come In beautiful dreams" and "Come where my love lies dreaming," were finely produced by Messrs, Hum, Rowland and Renshaw and Mis Jones. Next ciuie Prof. Rowland on "Stocks ami j'onds." Creditably discussed by Mr. Van Slieetz. Evening. Rev Edsall Eerrier .'deliv ered a very line lecture on " 1'ioiiouns," followed by Mr. Schoticld witli olo on the Lust Arts uBd Language." Fill DAY FIITH .1UY, Institute called to ordert ;,roll called,; minutes of picluus day lead and ap proved. Thu election of u Commlttcu on Permanent Certitientus wasthuu pro ceeled .with, mid resulted us follows i Messrs. Vuungmtii and Rowland, Mrs. Frlsble, and Mlci'Iluntlou and Hell- man, to servo as said committee for ono year. Hon. W. 11. Leonard was allowed to explain with respect tosomostateinents madu by 111 in on Thursday. Tho C'omu.lttee on' Resolutions presen ted tho following, which, on motion, was adopted : Whereas, In all delihirato bodies, it Is customary to give expression to their views by lesolutlons, theiefore, Resolved, That we recognized in Co. Institutes the best nvallable im-ans to advance tho standard of teachers. Resolved, That frequent educational meetings, held in the different parts of the county, would promote the educa tional Interests In such places. Reso.lved, That the teachers who have dellbeintely deprived themselves of the advantages of the Institute, deserve our severe censure for neglect of duty and iininofesslonai conduct. Resolved, That our thanks be extend ed those directors who, alivo to thu In terests of educators, have given the teachers In their districts full time to attend the Institute. Resolvid, That wo lecognizo tho School Journal as one of the best edu cational journals published, and it should bo In the hand of ever earnest teacher. Resolved. That That our County Snpeilntendent, R. F. Hoffnrd, Is justly entitled to our gratitude for his heaity and effectual elfurts to make the Iustl tuto i'nstiuctlve and entertaining. Resolved, That wo deem the directors and fiieiuRof education of this vicinity highly commendable for the Interest they have Manifested, and tho encour agement they have given us by their presence and assistance. Resolved, That our gratitude Is here by tendered to the hotel keepers of Mnuch Chunk for their kindness hi amply nnd comfortably entertaining the members of the Institute at reduced rates. Resolved, Tl.at tho thanks of this In stitute nro justly due to Profs: Curry, Hum and Schotield, aud Revs. Coleman and e'enier for their pleasing aud in structive lectures., Resolved, That those who have so highly entertained us with music during the sessions of thu Institute, have our sincere thanks for the services rendered. Resolved, That we will jejuni to our duties witli renewed afeali and we hope to prove by Increased ability in teaching that our labors have not been in vain nor our tliuo mis-spent. Resolved, That a copy of these reso lutions, witli the minutes of the Insti tute, and the essays and addresses dcllv vered befor tills body, bo presented to our county papers lor publication. Rev. C. Kxsslku, 1 I). S. Gkossman, Committee. Miss Sue E Zkun, ) After an intermission of ten minutes, Miss Jones favoied tho Institute with a beautiful song entitled " Somebody is coming," which was well received. Mr. Van Slieetz then gave a dessert.i tion on Object Teaching, In which lie ovipced a familiarity witli his subject and a thoroughness of preparation, that enabled him to handle it In a very skill ful manner. Ho was followed by Messrs. Rowland and Ilolliuger in a few brief nnd pointed rematks. Afternoon. Institute) called to order On motion, thePiesldent was authorized to appolpf-nti Executive Committee, which hedld as follows Messrs. Young man and Rowland, nnd Mrs. Frlsble. The Institute tntered upon the con sideration of 'the place for holding tho next Institute. Mauch Chunk, Lehigh ton and Weatherly were named, and discussion was allowed upon their rela tive merits. Messis. Rowland and Reii shaw spoke for Lehighton i Motzer and YouiiKmau advueted Mauch Chunk, nnd and Van SUeetz, Weatherly. The vote was as follows: Mauch Chunk, 23; Le highton, 23, nnd Wentherly 8. Prof. KUwUud presented tho follow ing preambltittiid resolution: Wlareas, That article of the School Laws uC Pennsylvania, which provides fot the holding of annual institutes in thu bt'veial counties, anticipates that all teaoheis attend these Institutes, and Whereas, Thli anticipation Is Insuf ficient for thu full attainment of tho law, It Is heieby Resolved, That 11 is tho sense of thu Teachers'' Instljute of Carbon that the Statu Legislature sliould enact a law obllging'nll school boards of the county annually to grant Ave days to their re spective teachers for the purposu of at. lending, at the Institute, without 'reduc tion of salary ; Provided, however, that whenevi r a teacher shall tall to comply with this pioposed law, reduction of salary shall be made for every such failure. Resolution was, on motion, adopted, Tho Institute tendered a vote of thanks to tho Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Committees and Janitor, for tljclr able und i lliclent services. Thu l'r,sldeut caed upon Mr. Rutler for an address ; ho. spoke a few words, and sat down amidst great applause, Dr. Smith followed with n like result. Rev. Mr. Co email next said a few words hi which ho earnestly Invoked blessings upon teachers aud teaching profession, Rev. Mr. Urban then made a few but earnest remarks, pointing them to the higher alms of then labor. He was fol lowed by the County Superintendent, R. F. Hoffoid, who spoke In a touching manner ot thu pleasure he had derived from ' the good attendance and good feeling on lliu part of teachers,' und closed by urging them to renewed faith fulhun in Ihelr work, and extending to them ids best wishes. Adjourned. T.' W. RENSHAv;Secietary. Mrs, E. JJ. FitisuiK, A.ss't Sec'y. Rev Mr. Coleman's Lecture. I believe tho Romans were the llrst people who set up milestones along their roads Into tho country, for the benefit oi urn wayrarlng man. The wealthy travelers could take guides, and the professed tourist had skill and science enough to traco his route by tho great guides of nature the rivets and moun nln, thu sun, moon nnd stars but the business man required these speaklng stoim directly in his path. So in tho paths of knowledge : those who have leisure, and need not measure time by hours, can travel at their will, and find recreation nnd Instruction Incverytliing they see j and tho professed scholar knows tho tracks of his ptedecessors In tho walks of learning, and can examine' tho monuments they havo left behind without much nnxiety, since ho can more easily correct, thu errors into which he may fall. Rut tlioo engaged In tho busy scenes of every day life, and to whom mental culture Is rather Inciden tal than otherwise arc glad to avail themselves of the directlous which may be given them, and the conclusions which may have been reached, by such as have had opportunities for that study and reflection which havo uot belonged to therasnlv'es. WhllO I'would nut for onu moment claim the right to consider myself a teacher of qucli'mi nudlcnce as I now havo tho honor of addressing, yet if tho few milestones it may bd rough-huwp and rudely sculptured which I propsu to set ui; idialjbo found In thu slightest degree helpful In pur suing the life journey which wo are all called upon to pursue, my honest aim In speaking will beentliejyaccomplished. Thu time has come when no one, can bo Ignorant and still remain respectable. A good share of knowledge is requisite for tlio dally demands of society, In al most every walk and grade : the shop keeper, the artisan, the miner, and even the loafer uuist have a portion of mod ern Intelligi'iico j else hu soon falls in the estimation of his associates. We nre a reading community. Tho press is teeming tvery day witli works of all sorts In our vernacular of moruorless value In forming the mind. There is hardly a mental taste or Inclination which is not by ono or another of them taken Into consideration aud gratified. It Is not now difficult to procure books. They are scattered abroad in every city, town and hamlet, and supplemuuted liberally by lectures or addresses, In courses or singly, In school, and hall, and church. Ait It often happens that thu mind U without a guhlu In this wilderness of sweels.for It falls to the lot of but u fuw to have a mentor always at hand to point out tlio medicinal from the pel souous flower. Thero Is no Instinct In our nature that directs us to whatever Is good and wholesoni.-, as In tho honey bee or other humble creatures of eutli or, air. It is the wandering about, with ill-digested plans aud tiniixed principles, not knowing exactly what course of study or labor to pursue, which, of nec essity, prevents many from ever com-, mg to niuturlty of thought, and iakes lllo appear to others so vapid and bur, densomo. If nil tho.intellectual activity and sphltunl fervor which nro now so palpably misspent and wasted, cbuld be conserved, ami expended upon ob jects which would yltl.t n profitable re turn, how much of vain regret and "f positive damage would bo saved to tho individual and to society,at largo'! Whitman may bo at all time rccog nlzed as a frpo and Independent being, and, as such, privileged to act in accord ance with his own volition, yet thero ate,' by common consent, certain pur suits or lines of thought and deed which It does not become him to'follow. And hlsgrititudu should ever bo extended' tuward those who can nnd will point out to III in thulnuvitablu Injury and luss which must ensue upon his adopting such a coursuot training or ae'lun us hu seems Inclined to'follow. The' time whleji ho has to devoto to such studies and considerations Is so limited, that If hu be at all wiso or in earnest, he will ever seek to practice his faculties In those departments wftero they will pro duce thu most, good, that he may bu sa ved fiom after disappointment and re proach. I trust that it may not be luap proprlato In me to undertake, in my present remarks, to Indicate "6om'e of the methods by which wo may avoid the damages with which an ludisciiiuluate and aimless pursultof learning Is accom panied, Such awant of aim Is of thu very nature of selfishness, or ot stupid acquiescence; In either case, It Is unman ly. Wo take up with those, studios which are the most agreeable to our own feelings; else we blindly follow tho di rections of others wjth but a mechani cal obedience, jiot knowiuguior cat lug what wo study so that we fulfill thu re quired course. The notion which has Its beginning with tin, young child when bo llrst goei, to school that ho has meiely to recite his lesson in class without troubling himself as to its future lemembiauee or piactlce this notion, uuder dllfeient modifications, seems to prevail Ihro'hout the man's uftcr life. The consclouness that what h Is now- learning may serve to help hiii) In Iear;ilng some higher branches, In understanding some moro dltllcult problems, affurdlui! instruction and comfort to his neighbor who may not Imvu been favoied with like pppor- tuultles of Improvement never or but seldom appears present wih hlui; But siliely wo are dtbtors' to each ' tther, Thu community idea Is that i which ought to be Inwrought in all our plans ami endeavors. Thu great truth ' that syeivro all 'members one yt ftnoUier should bo constantly finding its utter ance in a moro solemn realization of the intrinsic value of Iho talents entrustod to our care. The spendthrift who lav ishes his treasures without duo consid eration, nnd without thojust recompense for which ho may with propriety look, Is alike worthy of condemnation with tho miser who hoards within tlio secret chambers of his own mind stores of In formation and wisdom which might, if judiciously distributed, contribute wide ly to the benefit nnd advantage of his fellows. In thO matter of learning wo are, I opine, no less trustees than in tho matter of material wealth ; Invested In either case with such responsibilities as forbid any wanton oxtravnganco in tho one direction, or selfish aggiandiscinent in tlio other. A remembrance of this Inter depend ence of ono upon another, this relation of the common gifts and of thu common wants will, I think, go very far towards elevating our Intellectual toll beyond that drudgery which too many account It to be, and give to all wo strive to a chlove in the way of mental acquire ments a dignity and nobility w'llch It may otherwise fail to exhibit. It also evidently cultivates an inteeiitv and m.liamJO, I.. r.,.. mA..nt tl. ......... ..!..!... wnicu eiso may not una expression, it at once allies nil our, possession to their uiviuo origin, aud opens to our eyes a dearer vision as to tho real purposes for which wo navo our being ami endow ments; I Should hone. too. that as the consciousness of this debt wu owu to our fellows takes the firmer hold upon ns.lt would act as a powerful stimulant In not only discerning between what is uooil and whatls evil, what Is profitable for us to learn aua to retain, nnd what Is bet ter to be avoided nnd reiected but also in diligently piosecutlug our researches in the various fields of knov.ledgo, that wu might thereby onlarKO our onportu ulties of benefiting Mioso who niiirht rc- quiru our aid. ' Self, tho measure of all tilings," is. niactlcallv. the motto which many students seem to Imvu adopted, and It Is not to be wondered at when such fall to leave any Impress even upon their own age, and in thu next generation their names are clean forgotten. lnotlier means of avoiding tho evils which I have attributed to an aimless education, would bo futind Ineinploylng more of nn analysis In our studies ; and by tho term analysis as thus used, I do uot mean that exact and scientific ac quaintance with nil their constituent ,iarts to which the thorough cbenlist or anatomist would lay claim in treating of the subjects of their Investigation. I simply mean such an inquiry Into the real value and ehnracter of the various branches of information and ktiowledgo which nro proposed to us, as may enable us to select those whlcli appear to bo the best adapted for fitting us to occunv the different positions in the woild to which l'rovklenco may assign us. There are certain acquirements which annear to bo enunllv essential tri nil In repaid to which thero Is very little. If any, loom lor choice. To nealecttlieni. were to expose one to public censure and to ostracise one from all lespectablu society. There ate others aiialn, which while they may bo necessary to you, may not be so to ine. Indeed, It may be equivalent to a -waste of tlinu for me to devote myself to their obtaining, un der the circumstances in which I,iind myself placed. And yet for yon, It Is of prime Importance that you should bo entirely familiar with them. No index able rule can to laid down upon this point, and yet It is quite evident to tho least casual observer that milch valuublo tliuo' und energy nro squatlder ed by men in studies and pursuits which will never bo of any practical benefit to them, to thu titter neglect ofothers in which they might havo excelled. It ought to bit made a matter of eonsclent ous consideration on ,tbu part cf ,eacli one in his sphere to discriminate between what presents itself to.lnui for Ills es pousal, and ho should see to if that his labor is expended upon that' which promises to' afford him the greatest amount of satisfaction. nnd profit. Thero is much book learning nnd, what I mlglit turpi, conversational lore, which are' very specious In their outward tip pearanco, but which when critically analysed wllls-how-themselves to tie the counterfeit of wisdom, without any In herent capability of recompensing us for the amount of toil we undergo In attain ing them. Tho miller Is careful to sep arate the wheat hum tin chaff, altho' both maybe brought to him to be ground; the broker will cautiously examlnu tho coin wiilch Is offered him, lest ho una wares bo beguiled vlth somO spurious metal. Aud so the, student must needs apply his tests to, tlio vaiious subjects of learning which meet his eye on every hand, and only apply himself to the mastery of such aswlll bear practical and unprejudiced rule of scrutiny. For lack of adoption bomu such meth od as this, tho lives of some men have been rendered miserable aud fruitless. and others havo wasted their prime n exigencies, where property directed their talents would havo been of Incal culable value In the management of the world's affairs. , Discoursing upon a kindred theme, Lord aeon quaintly observes, "Soinoi books are to bu tasted, others to bo I swallowed, und sutiiil few to bf chewed and digested ; that la, some books are to be lead only in parts, others tu bo read, but, not cuiiously, and soma fuw to bo read wholly, and with diligence and attention." ".Souie books also," ho continues, ".may.be read by deputy .....I ...l...n, ..e .1. i. .:..,. -,. . nus Siti.bs. iuuuu in Liium uy unlets. , i but that woqld b i only In the l.ss Im-1 pnrtant arguments, nnd tho meaner iort1S7 , of books, elso' distilled books nro, UW5it common distilled waters, flashy things.' N'&fi T-' It must bo confessed that It Is not al- 'A ways easy to settle the question of the relative Importance of tho almost innum ernblo branches of study presented to our notice. In regard to the same things there Will bo widely different views en tertained by different persons. Only a few days aao, I was In company witli several naturally Intelligent young wo men who wero quite communicative. They wero graduates of a well-known institution of our country, and upon parting with a gentleman, who ought to bo aeompetei.t Judge, ho said, " Those young women are smart, but complete ly spoiled." Ho afterwards Intimated to mo that ho thought that tho syBtom under which they were educated had actually Injured them, and this by tho choice of studlus which thuy had made, giving to greit prominence to -some, whllu almost entirely Ignoring others, whlcli, as he looked at theiu, would have beoninoroin keeplngiwltli woman ly characters ami womanly responsi bilities. Rut whether It be a difficult thing or not to discriinlnatu between tho mani fold branches of education, I think a great point is sained when wo havo been brought toaeknowledgotho neces sity for making any choice : when we have been madu to realize 'that our stud ies aro not to bu pursued in a haphaz ard irresponslhlo manner, as though everything presented to us were equally prolitablO'forus', but that that they aro to bo pursued after a system, and with especial reference to'thelr ad iptation to present and prospective needs aud cir cumstances. Not more surely idoes tho physical part ot man require for its proper de velopment nndibealthfulness the use of a curtain dlut, tlmti does his mental con stitiitidii.Ueniaiid for thu duo exerciso of Its liiuctions a zealous mindfulness ot whatlsulost fittingand wholesome Any other polioy will inevitably ensue hi In tellectual, Imbecility Dr nonentity. And what makes tills Indlscrlmhiato , method of study all tho moro baneful Is that It is very apt to reproduce itself in our ordinary every day llfo in other Ira pottint directions. With some, it is found to mar their wliolo business career, and to unfit them for bearing! that part of our common work for each other nnd for themselves which ought rlglitfiilly to be discharged alike by all. With others, it still earlier minlMsU itself In the same promiscuous choice of companions and associates. And what wonder ? The School is to tho child Iho great Ideal of tho world, Whatever In the class-room app-ors to him In the light of a law or custom, Is very apt to bo deemed by him as regulating his con. duct elsewhere. Insensibly, the disci pline to whlcli he is subjected for tho longest .'onlinuous period, during, too, tho formative and most Impressive peri od of his life, will, from tho nature bf' the case, take a very strong hold upon Ills consciousness, and occur to him as that which hu Is to observe with respect to other thftn strictly educational affairs. The consequence Is, that to ids precep tlon at the beelnnlng; all nlavmates aro lalike. He takes dp with tr.ose who come first, und with nil as they come In rotation, not stopping to consider who among them would bust bo chosen, nnd who avoided. And this habit ot indis criminate association clings to him long after he has, it may bu, by bitter ex perience learned Its'mlstake. Many au after-thought and nfter-deed may be' distinctly traced to' this early failure to tpaclf lit in the propriety of u well-regu iaiei ctioico or prriyvnco in matters pertaining 'to tho education 'ot his mind and hifjtr. Indeed, It Is this very -perlence Hint te.icnes hlmsb'forclbly thu Intimate; nay, tho necessary connection betweeu tin.' Culture of thu intellect and tho culture Of tin! soul,. Education to deserve Its nam., must not only con cern Itself with what Is called secular or proliino' learning, but It must also-deal lirgnly, I will not hesitate even to say, mainly, with that learning which Is em binCed principally In what is known as the '. hrlstiau religion. I do net propoio to deliver' sermon at this point, 1 am not speaking upon this subject In tho line, as somu inlBht sav of my profession. I am addressing my lunows as one who would take earnest couti-el with them ni to tlio bust moans. of lorwardlng those precious interests ui eiiiiciiuou in whose behalf wo are as sembled In tills sacred place tills oven lug. Thu paramount advantage or In tuslng theieiu the principles of Christi anity Is urged, because hi this ireat work or instruction and discipline. I would advocatu that method of accom pllshlng It which most surely promised success. What would we think of physician or surgeon who. when willed in to give his advice as to the best mode of developing some sluggish or defective part of our physical system, would ox pesd his whole time and skill In the uso of minor remedies to operate unon somu st comlary cause, to the utter neglect ot any effort to reach the very seat und stronghold of tho Infirmity? Would we havo much fitltb n his Judgment or sincerity? And so I think It unwise In any professional teacher to iguore thu Christian rellgi in in his roster. I can not appreciate that over-caullous sentl- meut which would oxcludo It from tho school roourand text book. When one has adopted a theory upon this subjict, based upon what he Is pleased to term the principles of philosophy or morals', wogivehiiu an attentive hearlug. fiat is It ntjt too often tho case, that wheii uuotlier tssays to apply tu this question thu principles of Jeyus and tne Hibe'Hti'