Independent Republican. (Montrose, Pa.) 1855-1926, March 29, 1855, Image 1

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seleet i)oetty.
. .
eauntered down the garden walk,
where she beneath the trees was, sitting,
The faint May shadows rotind.ber flitting,
As some leaf moved upon its stalk.
The apple blo:-...conts,. falling slog,
Bad nestled mid her sunns tresseS, -
Till it seemed wondrous such caresses
Did never melt.such seeming snow.
She read n 1364 upon her knee,- -
I knew 'twits mine. One white band listless
Drooped o'er the : page with grnee resistless, "
As b he had died*o*all save met
.About her fell, halt gold, half gray, - - --
Shadow .and sun, through young leaves sifted
A'hile she, with delicate head untitled,
Seemed 'f
om e iinblossoord bud of May.
The very birds themselves were , dumb, -
And through the foliage pettied in Wonder,
At that fair student shape that under
In search of quietude had pme.
I stepped upon the soundless moss.
And crept behind with muffled b eathittg,
My fingers o'er her eyelids wreathing,
And veiling all her sight across:.
"Wilt have him, who behind thee stands?".
I cried, halAaughing, to the maiden ;
And she, in voice-with music laden;
cried, "Take, oh! take away' thy hands!
"fl do not blush to speak my Soul, f .
No - r. need it veil before myftatures.
I love you best of all God's creatures,
And feel no shame to telthe whole."
And then shenestled to my side -
And told me all her soul had coffered;
; The sun fell round us as I offered
My heart, and•she with hers replied.
141 is 06' 60 . .,1ie:5.. : 1.
From Ballou's Pictorial.
; Toward tha sunset of a mild autumnal daV,
in the year 1854,, two
. sleek, plump, and
Motherly-appearing hens might havebeen seen
with their heads Close together, and exchang
inr, looks of exceeding great wisdom,- as they
stood, a little aside, in the barn-yard of John
Moses. Oldstyle. The _precise -4. 10eal habita
tion' or the aforesaid . John Moses matters not
to the interest of our story, as it is with all
his pretty chickens, and not with himself,
that. we have to do. No- farmer in the coun
try, perhaps; ever paid' greater .attention
the rearing of foWls • than he, and probably
hone, up to the day metitioned, with more
Uniform success and satisfaCtion. A more
coMmodious hen-roost was nowhere to be
r.vdtri'i-nuld be found. better
provided witlstraw,.eorn; water, gravel ,alld
all other things needful for the conifort,..and •
Convenience of reasonable hens and roosters.
• Bit 'to return to the autumn aflerrhxm. The
two hens mentiohed happened to meet 'be
;side a puddle 'cif water near,ihe well, and, as
:good neighbor's .should, exchanged civilities
iwhile they drank.
Have you' met our `new acquisition?"-
said the lesser and sleeker -hen, who was
_ familiarly among her Stripe
neek-; and there was something in the wordsl
new acquisition,' as "she pronounce& them, .
that implied disrespect on • her part
person, whom ever she NialS, so designated.
- 4 - "No:iiid - eed--if you allude to miss Crow
• ant, and I suppose you do. But who Calls
her a -new acTiiNitioiti And as .she spOke,
Abe. hen 'knowii as ‘ Speckle, and one 'cif the pld
:•.'est and most estin able in the bara 7 Yard,!put
ier head a little closer to Stripeneck than it
lad previously been.
. Why. whomldo you 'think r replied the
first speake turning :her little. wise head to
•one - side, as much as . to say. 4 -It Will perfect
-. ly , atnaze you—you would never guess, I
Speckle shook her head and said no, she
could riot pretend to guess -what anybody
thought any more.; and her -mariner implied
that she had little sympathy with some things
that were -thought' tiy Mine folks:- \ •
Well,' said Stripeneck, she. is called •so
by Longspur; I always thought be had more 1
sense; 'and not only he, but a good many of
`our young folks seem to think she is a won=
derfidiv smart hen : they say she can crow
.as well as a rooster, - ,and 'Mr. •Longspur told
ine that she was going to make a speech to
morrow everting in the henroost at early star
light. NOw.if that don't take the l&ad
`Mercy on us !' ejaculated Speckle, open
ing both wings I won't let one of my
chickens go,. that's flat. What has she .to
speak. about, like to 'know
Mr. Longsptir,' replied Stripeneck, ' says
she is to speak on hens' rights, •if you know
what that means. . • ••-•
Speckle sipped a little more water; and
said when she was alpullet she, never heard
of such a thing; and she was nut sure that she'
• as yet understood. the phrase correctly.-
Longspur say swered'Stripeneek
. 6 . that she advocates a more enlarged sphere
for hens—thinks they are circumscribed in
their movements, and that their capacities are
• equal to the Self-styled lords of the barn
gard !'
Speckle said she did not, understand the
new-fangled notions of - some of the
Miss Crowant among the rest; and
they Would all live to deplore the - dir - She
came into the yard. And she added,' 'Old
John. Moses must have been crazy when the,
bought her.'" New acquisition indeed
• Stripeneek looked all around; and speaking,'
in .a whisper,. said ; You must not t say any-;
thing about it, Speckle, but a certain iperson,
- told me that John Moses never did buy .her•
.—that she' was in the great chicken show you'
have heard ot, and got her- head turned, in
• consequence of being seen-and atlmired,' and
• has been going -about the country ever since,"
lecturing on liens', rights, and that ' she. ,ryas smuggled iu here by Mr. 1 - , ..—tigspur,
' .the knowledge of good Mr. Oldstyle.' •
. ' Did you ever!' said Speckle; .and she
• opened her wings -wider than before. Again
•she sipped, - and added, 'A, - most Ilernicioui
influence She i will'exert among 'us'. •
That is my opinion,' said ;Stripeneek.--;--
•‘ Andanother thing, I should, 'not '-wonder if
Mr. Longspur shoud get enough.of the 'Crow=:
ants yet, for they say - his Wife; Mrs.-Biddy
..Chanticleer, is. to assistin the performance to
morrow night.' ; e
`Dar me !' said Mrs. Speckl,r what
theAickens of this generation cC - Ming
Stripeneek replied that she.did,not
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but one :t lngnhe did - , knoW, - itr.dthat was,
.she ;Would' .ner su ff er' one:. of her - Chick
ens to.heni the propoSed.leeture • f roth 'Miss.
Crowenti 1' ' ; ••' . '. ' '
Here the neighborly gossip was interruPt
d by' .. .tl* loud, talking 'of a couple - of little.
wn Ptillets, wito It:little way, off stood
backing against the ream to. make their tails
6tind up hfter The manner 'ora cockerel , ,
...`.As Fitim alivert; exclaimed Stripeneck,
, 'ate-tif.those chickens is your daughter! I
would nckhave belieiled it: - '.. .
•' 'Sure enough,' ane . wered Speckl e," and the
other inioum An 4 :rushing as she had nev
er itistied•till then, .4cept ;for her life, she
seized hei ambitious 'Aiughter and; picked-out •
tWo of, : l4.brightest tail feathers, exclaiming
I ' M she AO So : ' What in the world are you
'doing'? • i Why , I never was so. surprised and .
shocked In all the days of my life: -
- The; little ptillet shook herself
. free, and
' with a' silticy look thet said,: ' Yottare quite
behind the times, old hen,' flew ttio the tip-top
of the 'Sritukeliouse, 4nd essayed to crow.
. lleantlmitStripeneek seized her chicken by
the_ left leg land deuiaitied an explanation.
. ' Wretch;!' she said, ' how dare you pre
sume to set up yqur tail heyonti the. ordi
nance or nature?' .i I 4 •
i Reaiiise i l replied the culprit, blushing red
in the cOmh, ' Mrs. Uiddy Chanticleer told us
it wai,gOing to - be t ail the fashion pretty soon
she. is setting hers up, and' says Miss Crovv
ant;wears hers as high as a foostr's.' _ •
' . '4,31., that' : ever I should hake hatched such a
pullet?' er,led Stripeneck. i' What•will your
Ether .sav ?'• • -.. •'
•• . •
`They:4e a - couple Of -Old - fttgies, sister
chiek,•nevo mind r them,' called . the linnet,
from the +of of 'the strioke-house. ' I hive
some id 44 of my Own about reform and, hens`
rights, and my old titshionA mother twin%
Make me pear tny tail down in the dew and
aust-- 7 -Ildtin't care what she says. • I haVe a
right to . wear a short tail, and will.' wear it,
whether, it please every young .cockerel in the
• yard tiejtpt.' And stretching up' her neck
she attehipted to crow again.
A cotiple of roost . .ers who were passing in
their'Qilning pride, affected to be so morti
fied at the condut of the pullets that they
hid their heads beneath their wings that they
might ilot Witrie4s the disgrace of. chicken
NOtWithstandini the prohibition of their
old-fashioned • mothers, the
. two ambitious
young ladies who Were of Mrs. Biddy Chanti
eleer's:&ay of thinking, iii stole from their prop
er :roosts after niglit, and, contrary to custom,
; went upattoydedto hear the lecture of Miss
Crowapt, There Wasa - great sensation in the
yard ;.i . to be sure, kime of the old hens would
not even look Pp the - reformers -passed
along most ofthena peeped slyly, just to
see hoW the creatures did look, they said.—
A few of the younger Chanticleers. wore gen-,
erilus.nnoutth to lila their -wives hear ,
waat UM -
lat 4,
went, went alone.- and thoSe!
kiitiwri: as the I:respectable class, absenting
themselves altdgether. In their opinion, an;
rooster who liquid hear Miss Ci•owant, cont
prpinikd hiS dignity. - As fiir• the tone of so-;:
eiety beineafficted by such an upstart, they
had nO more fear of it, than that,- the moon
Would turn aside ',for the iniston the hill-top,
They ,fOrgot - that the oak is the growth of an•
aenynl and that in domestic • life, - especially; -
the ;greatest annoyances spring from very. tri
Ali the barnyard fowls, however, could
dot make up their,minds to preserve a c0pa1...,
fled lindifference ; and • a number gathered
about the door Of the henroost with intent Of
ereathigAistiirbanee, and crowed and cackled,
and strutted up to the very door, in mockety.:
Of the proceedings within.
Alterrible noise they -raised when Mias
CroWant was obserVed to enter, accompanied
by Mrs. Biddy Chanticleer. Indeed, sortie
hisses were heard.
`For sluime, gentlemen:, said Mr. Long
spuistanding up in the midst of , the audi
eneii.; o your . mothers, sirs, were . bens.'
replied one of .the number outside;
but they did not pretend to be roosters •!
•, Miss Crowant had . evidently oiled her
itathers most carefully, but they lacked the
‘ l gloSs of the poorest cockerel in the liars -yard,
after all ; but that she was equal in the Mat
, ter i of making a noise, nobody could deny. ,!•
She wasthere to speak in favor of bens
rights, and she would sneak—she would not
yield her . right to crow I to - any • self styled
loPi of the barnyard, she cared, not ho lung
were his spurs ; nor would she cease to;lde
nuind fur her poor, down-trOdden . sisterhid
ilnleniarged and nobler sphere. Of action:.
Hens were 'too distrustful of their capacities,
she said ; they .had been so long 'aecustotned
to silent sabmission that they were realljt
avare' Of the mighty energies slumbering', in
their bosoms; they must form societii*.in
diVidual effort could do but little, but with
wing to • wing and cackle to cackle, ;they
who'd speedily make their equality
Stated ineetings;must be established;
,let no
lain who felt the necessity of reform sat; ';she
cliuld not leave home : the leaving of the nest
and the chickens to .the careof the_ lord* of
the-barnyard was the very fitst step towards
her emancipation. Why
,muSt she be tied at.
hoine, tite loftiest faculties of her soul *lite-.
vk lopist br rusting out in uneasy iitaticsi
Who made the law - thatldeniandf her a.
• • i:d o •
lesser and consequently gi 'weaker ac ti 4 ?
- Why, who but the tyrant cbanticleers ;And
*as there not a law of ,tight higher that any
cide - frained by' set of roosters?: Mereo.
iier, if the roasters could make laces;' why
ciould nht the 'hens itiake , laws! They car.
lainly knew
,their own needi best cOcker-i
els might sneer if they .hose, but as tOL•theiti
Windy assertion of atipertmey, she did not;
Ore a pia.feasher for itZ •
'Rem there were several clear, Oxiging
crows froth _the Outside of the roost, ` {' which
;seemed to-say, - ',DO that if you ican4! MisS
'Crowant!'. . I •
;I • At the conclusion of the lecture; Mrs..
dy C2umtieleer took the per*: and very.
shrill Arid decided; tones infornied;
retie that an article (of hens' rights:, * 1:!*
•••:drawni hp by Miss Crowant, and thither own.
iname . ',headed it. if, any ; of itbe',' siSterboql
present felt disposed to throwl off' tini yoke
of opiiresaion, and; in a tnantl49:43c4tning
true hearted-biddy; assert her -indepandende
and equality, she would
.1113 happy serateh down. her name. * . 4," i . •
Seforal ;host ill-natured looking Ikns-wtit •
forward, aid betWeert . the•sertiteltiog i Of their
names, Mrs. Biddy - .thaniieleer said fl it
weekly. meetings Would be held thereafter ran
the roost for the furtberaneeiof the teat
fono, is which all eldckendoin,viss
40N-TR,Qi.i, .:.THURSDAY, , M
leas inte*sted,'ind which-was d•ttitted: ere
long to shake the thrones of the Troud ttiOrt
ancits of ;the barnyard; that 'Miss' ,Crowtint
had engaged' to be with them' : onea . nteitili;
and 'thatiin 1 her • absence' meeting a muitlbe
kapt.ttp or ! mutual encouragertienL: ' •
'"AR - sli . e . ttit'down, she wasObteri a to *ink
her:eye loiter husband, - Who 'sat.Modestlyiin
One eorner,npOn which be Obediently atitte
and 'Went rOund with his hat for the:benefit
• of Miss trOwartt. The meeting Wits - conelnd
ed 'by
_,siilkirg ; t • - -
"Tlit'rds'st Owl time coming i . bilidies-- t' :
• ' i ' Wait alit& longer," • i . ;:: f '
1; , ,
liit4. - ,Bidd,t• Chanticleer and MISR . 'Cro*ittit
rendering it w ith great spirit, . . ..,.-:-..
; Somo - or the hens who had sat hrougli the
entire perfOrmance,Ptilled their toAnots aver
their eyes. j i and walked straight lout, of ihe:
rObst, aVoiding Any recogniOon ttlfMrs. i.Bid
di and her young friend—late of the exhibi ,
Lion:' i
f They, were: in no wise amazed, howeter
Martyrdom was a part of their t ission,i and
With sublime heroism they onl • smilqd at
liteir 'sciwtiers. They had tasks to do ! and
ditties tia perform that must not 1 e.thwarted
by the idle contempt of the thouthtlesatinul
' titude. !. ltidicule and all revili:were indeed tf
evidences. in , their minds of t eir glorious
ealling; and so, alter the people had depart-.'
ed, thote two elevated and devoted hent took
their why home alone, wing in wing, and. es- :
'chewing protectors and lanterns alike.? !Mr,
4angspur, - as he. walked alone, was heard to
aav"that was the happiest and ii udestnight ,
.of` his . life. i . I .
, . i - .. -
, r. • Front that night; confusion - dire' reigned:
in the barnyard of John Moses Idstyie: - -:
.. Sp . eikle and Stripeneck turn d theil•:'two:
daughteraoht - of house and hone; one Very'.
~eruss old . :hen, - whOse. personal beauty ' had
ibeen fdr a good while on the • no i and livlui
,had been known aslLongtail in hetmrtiyard,
'?created a deal of scandal by hi ; ing an nss to.
',chew . off the ends of the protni ent le-abort ;*
!another' • . W , ho had” never been married' and
! . -
r..*11 4 ?
_ll4d been from her youth ddicted .tct' a
"bad habit of crowing, was reported td lave
provoked la bat to bite her - cOmb, tit: the
sake of Making it. deeply red.. What busi . -:
ness had any fowl,`; even though. he ; Wire nil,
chanticleer, with a redder cent a than she'!—;; •
Some of the biddies, younger arid.
:. prettier of!
course, insinuated that the am l itious reform ;
er had wisely had recourse io bit, - lbr .that
no bird, except a blind one, w uld hare bif,-'
'ten hdr comb at all. t ! , .. - ' ~ :-
Thi's Was-malice, perhaps envy, On the part:-
of biddieS who had no talent -for croiLyini,•.4.'
Mrs. Biddy Chanticleer, president of ' ; the a•i ,
,kociation of reformers, - made a speechat their
first Meeting, in Which she Openly it-4serted
. that She _ had no longer any re4,ard for'ltest art.
egg=; that her husband was as mueh.ealledi
upon-! to , , keep the house a'4 she, and •that:
she Itiltdisvalitiecl hy her abilities tO be tliq
barnyard,. and would lire ni - ;;I• .t• - •••_r_,.....i
' pendent hen ! Before a great while . :Mr,.;.,
Lcmgsptir began to show signs,, , f dise,Onteet ; i :
he neglected his plumage and drooped vitbs:
I blv.l Ile went little from home, has: spiert
• seented losing their strength andshareness,and
it appeared as it.half -his fine neek,:feathek
were gone ' • his old proud strut wasildst, 'and
he eVidently did not feel littl . a ~Oinvitielet,:,
. amon.".efitn'itieleers-any - longer:
The .'entireelneken community W.1 . ,4110
Moses Oldstyle was affected by the ;. refortrt
moVement ; and such talltmg and gbssip had .
never .been hird of aspretttiled. -, " .; ','..
Often Speckle and Stripe ; at the
Weil to bewail the undutitu nests of:tfteir thil- -
dren, fur both felt how sharper than a set ,
pent's itxeleit was to have a thankless chick,
and. after duelcOndolenee, they ne*er felled,
'as they sipped water s together : to i put each
other in po.session of certain matter's 'which
Hceetain other hens had commnineated to
them, each promising eaelt.of couriie•that as
true: as she liver} and breathed, itte "'would
ne'ver.cackle;it to another hen. :. j. - - : : ,"-
1./ne day *hen they .Staid longer at Ow.
piddle than ,'common, - Ntr4: Striptheek: n . 004,
have .been beard to .say : 'lSister:Stieckle,.*e
are likel to have better times ;.;*s.!Bidil:y
Chanticleer is going to leave her,
Whatl you
,don't say so, St i ritkeneek)---:
*bat on' e arth is the cause V , And she4o44d,
' tie has always been a good . prt4ideri ltaSle
not 1'
' Yes, said Stripeneek
a more faithful seratchei
Was too good for her, th
' And they are really
theyl' • • t ; k
• ; ' Yes : they are ~,mung-ito divideshe, Chick
anshe takes one half and she f.hg) - ci.the'r.—
They have hexer been - 'truly married; 1 1 )irs.
•Siddy says ; and though they:have •!tiever
quarrelled, there is no perfect syMpathYjbe--
tween them;
and besides, .she , feela I ,it • . her
duty to go throUgh the world 4d:oleetnr4 on
hens': rights i and Mr. Longspur, thiiisay, is
they. ~ '
quite willing she. should scratch for herself,
inaSnuich 45 . , she is independent in all other re
:apt-W-1s: ~1 ' • - ''' '•
. 1 I
Well,' said Speckle; after th:tlionettfillsi
lenee; '1 art truly an ignorant, - , old fashioned
• hen, to be sure, but it seems 4.l•ine. , that any
e h n en au w gh ho ; h o as d a l h hi oi i i . i e e . , a:td no d t ; , )e,: , ..til 6 l i i . sh n o ly - i ii. ; u o g w h n t
to intake it happy, will find her aphere Oarge •
• (here she put her_ head very, Oose 't4 her
friend,) that it's only the hens', that'llae not
. anybody to crow for them, Oil, set. :tip to
crow fur themselves: - , . . -- -1 .i' I ' • '
ARSENIC EATERS.-A Fre!iv:. •2.
nal 1
has. an article on the arsenic.Cateis of Eu
rope. This poison, deadlY in its:- effectS:when
taken in large doses, is eaten in mintiteijuan.
titles by the peasants of Austria, parti64larly
females, to increase their flesh iinq Ore; rOund
ness to their limb% - prketice "dating
arsenic also has the effect of_ `renderingrjthem
more enduring, and facilitates r•piratiOn in
mounting steep ascents..' Arsenic is often ad
ministered to horses in Viemia,by the grooms
and coachman of the Austriap capital.:;; They
mix a liberal pinch of the. powder 'with oats,
or attach to the bridle a fragment of arsenic
as large as a, pea, wrapped in linen, and When
the hOrse is harnessed the saliva dissolves the,
poison. The glossy, : round, laud- elegant ap.
• pearanee of valuable horses in 'Vienna," and
-especially the White foam *int the :mouth,
are generally due to arsenic; which,'4 is well
known, increases saiivation.f It is MO given
• to male intended fir fattening, tint it is said
not to increase their 'weight, though adds
to their shie r r The HI effects of this. poison do
nut manifext themselves- di! . the 1 Practice of
.using it is titoptied,' and then s einuciation fol.
Iowa; which nu nourishing food ca,ii;prevent.
t i s
From the Delaware County :Republica
- - TEAcHEEs'• nisTrtnt.
;:, • . [By Reg-m.. 0 t, 'i •
Ati i
4: . ' . • MAIZPLZ, JAlnt it 99th, 1 1
,i, ilbta. C. W. DEANS :-.At .t at,er sex y on of
the Teachers'
,lnstitute of De, ware County;"
nn Unanimous reEzolutiOn wasll4sedireq, uest
iog a copy ofleur adinirabrel. essay , dri. the i r
4 : ‘'Teacher - as a Student," tor tt%ilica,tio'. i
,In= seconding this rewhitioirallovi e tol
add, that iti.publivatiou will it doubt conferl
the same gratification =and .ovfit upon - tife
Muth larger 'limber:that will thus ha ' thti
Pleasum .?f. reading it, .414 e.
:tit 94; hearin of. it
did upon myself in comroot r with the n:tiwn'-
hb‘4 of the titAltute' general! '. ; ' '
"I,'Ver l y respectfully, , C. P. lIART,
~ . _,
ev c.w..DE4Nii
~ ,
." .. . , i The frisk of, presenting t 4 an asse ibly a
, polleetion of
. thoughte upon i Particii;r. sub
ject of ' inquiry;
_though alvfays a. so iewhat
medicate and responsible ono, beemneit pecu
liarly so, when we are conscious thatose to
*ham they are presented, ena,body . . power
of just discrimination. with einlightene virtue
and intelligence. • But nithOtigh this •et ren
'ders the position I now octe4pY, net erely .
c i
one of honor, but of importariee and - r.spons'e
'bility still, it is a 'pleasure tia thin kl that I
'apeak to those who can appreciate truth, and.
who also hare the good sense to praAice - its
.teachings. ' The Teacher—the leading charac
ter of our - theme—has alwaheld an impor
tant relation to society, 'hough the false
'Onions and opinions elf : - 1 , oat ages', of the
;world hare regaroied him' iS nservant, per
forming a menialOffice,,inl . Orn.pari4on with
' that of the medical practiehiner, the legislator,
Or the divine, yet 'this faetbas placed Min,
hone the less really in. a prisition of great re-
Sp?nsibility and trust: Next to the, parent,
his influence is first hilt uptni that plastic es-
Senee 'we call at:nd. • To - Nro is: 4ntruqed
the rearing of that tender genii, whieh under
:his assiduous care and cult e re; wilt bud, bloc. som and finally diseoierlol the beholder upon
;its strong and beautiful branclieS, thelmatured
fruits of virtue and refinenient, A.>r, bY his beg
:led will present al stinter,• distorted growth,'
:bearing the scarred and bitter fruit of dissi=
• : patin and neglect'. '''' It islie, in Cobjimetion 1
:,with the parent, who is to expand the captei
'ties of a being, destined to immortal' ty, to the
"full - proportions of ph y sical intelle turd .and .
moral growth. _A Wshiegion, an i ssdams, a
Franklin, a Knox,'a Jay,' la - Lutherl i „ and the
prodigies of greateesS anvirtue in all ..vee,
have been under the care of? these Pruner's in
the nursery of mind.' Is it'll/tel. - an insignifi
cant work to develop-eveir an obseijre part of
existence, exi when the openfpg will ciselose all
. -
the parts of wonderful organism, b utifuland •
grand, •at once useful and sitrname ital? So
far.then from the teache'r,s!
. avoca ion being
inferior to that of any oth - or'ralling t we find it
tr.,1. 1 .T-aftiiitchkeT,,i'll.-. 1-4 . 1 4-ettistrzfor the
cupations rind prove•s ,e 4.1 . 1, e ti_p. t-4 - 3,•.• ee - ,
great Grecian, undoubtedly did more for his
favorite State, in breakin up habit 3 if 'effemi;
eacv and luxury, inuringthe youthofSparta"
'to hard-ships and, fatigue, Ind, by tither.peans, 1
!enforcing a system of rig; fdlysica educatlon,'
l i
'one which the 'times I , etiiliarly demanded, l
rithan he woiddleaVe. donti.lly givi g them thei
roost complithited systelli Of jurist ntdenee. i 1
The performance of a wbrk sO nomentolisi
and grand, so learfu:l; so hononi I
able to him who perform+
.his 'duty with ii 1
skilful hand, and so disgraCefill when useless t
defeat crowns the. efforts bf hits who under: ,
takes; calls .lOuilly, fOr the - highest capacity
Su r ely 'here, if :any whbre, should we find a
(ambulation of ail that is calculated to tiemati
fur the pert - bra:lanee tifithe most' stupendous
work. Indeed; 'would not incapacity be mor e .
excusable anywhere thin,: in Itimi who would
mould and fashion the ihminie character. But
such capacity p.iesupposes - preparation. -Like
the polished s teel„usedltet ; preferate the ;noun - -
rain in search Of the giltterieg o i re, the inied
of the true edecater ;tut
avideum.s Of
sk i ll in its .adaptiop ;tor bringing to:light
particles &kilt to.itself hereafter mould
ed to fill some place hi the eoriiplicated - ma
chinery of- creetion. - • /hit as progress is end- .
les, and especially so in . .:the Jeri, .of the teeth.
cr,.he - cannot Wait for t ietimplet preparation,.
Or•the son of life a - i - t id set er. he had corti
•ffieueed the work assigned him. Taking care
that he is weli'versed tn. the ink story steps to
1 ..
his profession;,!the teal:her - find as he enters
'Upon the field of his labor both the induCe-•,'
ments and the facilitifor hiel p beeorning the
aewinplishedinstructo, rof budding manhood.
We propose to consider
.briefly the teacher
thus_ preparing himself for
. futhre excelleace,
hoping to deduce some suggestions of -practi
cal importiince. ' But to :whet extent shoUld:
the teacher be qualified ? - I\le answer, - that
he cannot be _
too well rivalified. No aeetiisi- -
tion which he carte make, hoWtser separated
it may seem from a application to "the Ordi
nary routine of R:fit4
1 ,
duties, will. be found
valueless irelinakiug l tip an, aggregate Of his:
qualifiaitione. The ifaither 'his -mental Vision .
is extended; the More " . elearl .can he SO . to .
point the plodding traveller In his toilsome
way.. We' may mit say to What'extent the
teacher shotild, be qtuilified; Some with but
.limited attaitimentsi,,sOpply the deficiency by
a happy and efficiebe manner!. of imparting
their - stock., But,ceitahi we are that the teach
er should study.: ljeishould Ido this,. beeituse
the nature of his,dutie, demands it. To every=
thing relating to hii calling there attaches the!
highest degree of . - i•eiponsibility. He .deals
with the noblest, Moat Wonderful and oeMpli
caned formation of I creative 1 skill that finite
understanding can grasp---the_ human ) ..mind
clothed whit material garments. - Itlit!made
his duty to take this embryo Man, rude, 'un
shaped, arid - fetter d'? by ignorance, tri,.. hew;
-palish and,untramr,nel, to jnduce him within
the precincts of sit -,endlesa, progressive ex-.
istence, to, give him aglimyre of its beauties,
disclose its obligations, areillaid him rise' by .
his own strength tp ,the pinnacle "of his :high
destination. i , 1 . /Leilaminces] of . the, educator
has been likened
. 3.4 . that.of the husbandman
who is the instrun,ie l pt in the -lauds 'of the
great 'director' of rirefor reducing : the ele,
ments of the soil :"ferrna 'itiapted• to support
organielife:' lie r isc to,' Celtiyatti the human
intellect. The 4Pol is the field Of hi 4 opera
tions; 'the mind his Oil,
,arid ,his own acquisi-
Vona of ilearningrand science, -the seed,. he pi .
to cast, after eiirefully pre' wring it for its re:
eiption.l Ile 'i'. to 'guard "e tend . er'phint, to,
proterA it' from! the,'Ctingea 'fig effects Of werldi
v derision tind-•icani, . it d *pm' the sicklY,
simoon that bloili, ;torn th hot-bedidfluXury!
and'vieo.• ' It is Ilia bust via to uproot 01 - 4
noxious plants . (if' immorality as soones they .
-' I i
• I' l ' • i •
, • ' .:, • . -_ - I - i
there 'never was
r in the :Yard : I ,lle
At 's my opupcm.:l ;
labout 'tor, part, are
CH 2'9, 1855.
-, • -. . .
thjirnsetvei in:this intellectual 7;..' en
for :not mOllBlOO3- does the weed !in th ' .field
of the hush:BoolSn, impair,: the Aron Ould
betOty.of,.lthe., l clialshed crop,- than t !,im
nriolsility si'eketti and:destroys;intellek, - tu
:physical doWth... But 'as the ..teacher ' s e,..‘im
atxtnisitionk cohatitnte; thoseed he is *tett,
ho* neees6litry that ho 8600d : tate at Ann
daut suppr,y, }For, iniamuch; as the 'World of
mind presents'a field 'of ; almost limitl44:,o- I
tent, wilting for the reception of the . seeds, of
knowledge- und.'iirtu4, ; hOW Mucti'Moie: pro.
duetive catilbe Ma - labors' Who hi s aelt.ahthil,
dance to Castl. But_ to tieqUire, - - 1 - I .the' ieSehet.
mitst.,stadY.l. ,I l lt is an established !taw ih'lntel
leetnal grOWth that he who: Would : Wit:tote
it in hiirisielf must labor, Eucl i d , the ,treat
master' or mathematicians, once reniarked,
e•th es e. is I tio ;.rtiyal :pathway tol.gelitri" "
clearly it plying that the splendid re volution,
ti4-.elearend ',lucid demonstrations in that eh.
struse singled.% were arrived at- only Ihrough
difficulty rand labor. No 'qualification of,
wealth; influenceerijatation, - furnishislitpasii
pOrt freelof labor, l over the' mountains of
science: But - what should the teachei Sttrdv,
supposing him to be acquaintedlatrercdY with
the branelies;Pf_study reqpired-ithe essential
inStrutheets to the prosecution rf . - NI labor?
" . 4..tile, tiller , of the (soil, a knoWleli -: of its
capaeitiei and of the best means for ringing
to light as qualities, is not ' - lestt - . tidal to
success thau a knowledge of the instruments
Weis to u,Soih his labor. 'lndeed, at Pis day,
he who •jxistisses only the former is kaCcount
ed a- bungling eXperimenter;l ht ihe agri
chltural System. Is, he not equally' a mere
experimenter, who delves in the soilficif mind,
Without h knowledge of its. eaPacities 4 ; desti-.
tpte of an aCquaintance with the true r,mealA
ft+ be used in - its developineilt4 • unihihrmedo
--e'd ,of its • Intim* connection • Wit:h our
'Physicalidestiny 1 2 1 There . exist4lio4ver, this
4'l i tr,r,n
~ `Experiments M ease
iren,,,p:ideith:resultssorcl : rr : i.asin
method of procedure. Npt Sci la it With
, Mind. , !.Althougli; time andPropiirleulture
may repair the effects off . iriner' rrial i treatment _
I Still the l ev 4 )eriment becomes d anceions,
the fact; that mind is . immortal, and ;impres
, . -.
pions mane- upon it are found to paitake of its
• Own chdracter. How reasonable then to con
elude! that, , ; the teacher should bet at mental
philosopher, and that he should be acquainted
with m ilid; : and the avenues leading to it.—
1, / , ‘ ,
, n ,
r d k w i
n •h o il t
i has n d, either:tiacteiehledd
thethe -
int el I igen t; gl Uric° of a pupil's ; eye; fat he has
1 1,,zwfi b h e: hiti g dsti l eiol i nt t itri e :
<4;ctiiii,ni.i ip .,:i n emts i tihe p isrize r o : t
iti;Ncle, e :t i )hr i uri d ieldidl a 4,s.tleni b v3o. ea tetirar u acti t ,nr i
i f il u .
tes l i
l ail o.i d coin pli
which . -
_ti l t a results_
e o t
'the teache r's duties it is evident 4, should be
of an 'exalted character, that his 'lti:stes and
-- - ' --1 " -- " -- 4 -erntic-r---r•-------------__;.,_ _.,
iirrhiOtatfo'ifge'responsiy e to4dier hearts
in love and harmony. And hoW•i can the
teacher better promote this end than ; y study
ing ui.eri a subjeet so high 'mil exalted . By .
-tracing even an insig,nificant Iworklof creation
we at; lee' upward. to the apthor. :How much
more Clear then will be .our 'conceptions of the
great ,leintodiment of perfection, 'vile view
ing him in the structure and opertitin of his
most r 44nPendous work. 'TII4 mind ill enlarged
as die them ' it pursues is lgreat. l The man .
.who revels it nature becomes, possessed -of
vies as: larg • and benevoldnt as the universe
he studies, N V de the mind And soul; and heart
of ten thou. ind. misers eOuld- be crammed
within the preeincts•of a rusty old Safe. , .
it •
. : -, . -
If iS necessary to have a large mind-to
perfijrui,' a great work, thenshouid the teat:her ,
seelOhrOugh all the means placed'within his
reaeh!tci . enlarge the.border.f. of his knowledge,
ands:to ;use. the - true standard • of :lin telleettal
and Inoral worth. But the Study oil -Mental sci
ence wield' furnish theteaeberwiiN many hints
fur - practical use. lie would thereby be 'led to
trace the operations of his Own Inirjd upon par
ticular subjects; and in consequen4d, would fix
upon the points. where he had stumbled, and
would to led to assist the studetiti at that par
ticular; juncture. A.gain,.;beconoing acquaint
ed with- ditreientravennes to mind, he Would
be enabled to approach it; by the ;.roost direct
channel, - He - would learn 4;1,....0'cke; says,
. 'daft our-sight is the most Perfect, and most de
lighthil. of all our sens es . It fills the mind with
deli largest variety ofideaS, conversing with its
objectS at the greatest distance, and continues
tha longest in action, without iielng tired, or ,
satiated with its proper enjoy Merits." • Being
. con., inced of this truth, he woplii be led, when
ever possible, to present facts to; the minds of
tilt!, young through this mediura,7knovving that
as they could be more . re j adily, i cOmprehended
th!ay.iwould be more favorably received. But
if !tho teacher. study, it matte - C i s.: not so much
w at- he studies: The energetic pursuit of any
i t
. b' net of study will I l enlargij his sphere of
thought, and consequenty will nicrease his ca -•
pi'eity for u s t'•_fultiess.' - . et hint delve in the
Mine of history, and watch . tho progress of
.tulth!iris front' hestheniizh liarbir!ty .to the arts'
of' ciiilized life, and from stolq'tl indifference
to the whirlwind enterpriseof enlightened sp
siety. ' Let him mark ;the .erection of king
diauls'and empires, - and) the 4ihitracteristicts of:
their fall: In short, let gin i philosophize upon'
the movement ofmind lin past•agett, and he
Will find himself posessed :not only with - a
!noel - of information upon tho
,particular sub-,
Sects, but with -a capacity fur teaching - Cie:lw'
raphy, and other brartilhes, ] with better sue-,
Cess; How much minie enlarged will be the
S'phere.. of his mathematical thought, if he. is
tollo'wedlhe reasoning s of the masters upon
thii branch of' study ;#'lld isle eon Sequence,
hi capacity for teaching eleinentary principles
Ivill be enlarged. Iciit as we Have shown' that
knowledge of -reindis - almest'an indispensa-:
bi- to the teacher-; and- as language is but un.
i .
'exponent of that mind s' &imp, we eeneltide,'
I , r !
that tp t hin department'PartienlarlY, should
the: teacher seek to improVO eintSelf.
t-Without stoppinglo argne the expediency
Of re4uiring either. an ancieht or foreign lan
gitage, we may say -.'that -Nothing • Sho rt . Of a
,perfect acquaimanee with oUr l owti should ever
'satisfy the teacher. irtilt kr the tirlie:.he has ;
reached this point, he . will generally, -seek'sfer
the origin of our trulY heautiflultonguetbrongh.
the medium of another- 'lineage. Indeed', We
doubt whether this point eati. ever be attained
Without resorting to, the:origin. At least, ' F it
*ill furnish him with a true criterion for defini.
tlott and explanation, and iir!th a- key: for uti
lOcking some of the tnysteries with which our
language-seems tO stime - tbbound.: _- But pot
only' with the theOrie but With fhe'',ill'•intiieiltind
Jj '.;
•>. • .
to PU-13 SHEO
•4•• - - : _
use Of language,
! should the teacher be &il
lar. If an indistinct; (confined utterance; bad
. i¢
or ungraintitil usage become not the
c Ei
orator, how Ana - mere ungracefully doei it
linger bathe lip hi Who is forming the or&
tor, the k logician an :tbe writer. Our 'lats.
guage6oing theiitspi g of several'of the-Most
beautiful and.scient' . media of thought, the
world! haft ever,knostln, is, perhain second !to
none, either, In,beaut-i delicacy, rpm or!•_
riety Ofexpression.
, s, beautiful and harm:4mi !
ous atrangement,its a tnple gratirtnatiNd struc
ture," andd the 'greatvariety . of' 'synonymous with which it ! abounds, fit to be the
vehicle. of the Most! refined sensibility, the
liveliest descrip ion;the mostptofinind.und tic:
curate reasonin , and the sublirnest strainierf
imagination.' ut to acquire and retain the
perfect command of!'votal or written language
bi g
requires eons t study ' and attention:. As the
fingers of the 0 ISt became slow In the pert
formance cif du y an from neglect of their use, so
do elegance of i t liction, andaccuracy of. style
depart from the tongue and pen of the- un
practiced. Let not ! , then, the teacher think
that ! because he once possessed an - accurate
use Of language, that therefore it will always
be his. A few moments thought will con
vince him thatthetendeney of many of his as
sociations is o.dv,ersieto correct habits of style
in this respect ;and then let him study daily to
counteract it. Let him study the best models
of composition; an practice the twat approx. ,
ed elocution, so tithe may - correct bad habits
at the commence ent. This lead's me to re
mark; that daily' pieparation should be Made
by the teacher for his-classes.' His memory
heeds to be. brightened. He shotlid go to his
class, prepared to recite hiinself, ieith perfect
accuracy i and so full of his subject, that he
can illustrate 'the minutest, points. We-con
clude, then, that:the teacher's profession, from
the immense Obligations it imposes, from the,
nature of the Trusts committed to its charge,
and from the eitent of responsibility attaching
to it, detnandir3borotigh preparation-that the
teacher shouldlclaily "study to teach." -
FellowteaelierS of the Institute!' Your
encouitgements to study are all that :can be
desired. Non are the lite and soul of our no-,
hie system of free education. Upon you the
eyes of the fathers and mothers of our Com
monwealth afre placed, askingtvou 'to train
their s ons andidatighters'for belfor and use
fulnesss.' If L iou ! recieve, betray.uot the trust
eon-in - fitted. And, indeed, the trust will not
be betrayed. I: The school:teacher is no real
ly abroad. IWhat he has already done war- '
rants !the frieria 4f education in expecting still
greater resultStfrom his labors. Our sehool
system acknOwledged by competent judges an
excel lent one; remained for years nearly a dead
letter, judging from results. But, at length, !
the teacher, he Who had never moved before,
rose Op and said---' Your system needs an ek
ecuter ! it tia.s intended for me to act in
that capacitY!; and yet here I am unqualified.
Ot what avail! is Your. system'? But throw itnot
....arretn e -Sea4t6raearumelL ! ~..„,_,Thejeacher
qiiiii.ers.- !Teachers' Institutes, andc — iifiFf. -
means for hiS improvement were the results,
until now the county 'Without its Association,
is considered . behind the age in the educational
movement ,''He'' also plead with the poWers
that:6o,J and obtained the appointment of a
captain to siorin more successfully' he 'citadel
of ir i noraneet . : With pregnant
with resultsaa th es e niust b 0 before the eye'
'of the pUb(ie, What wonder that it should look,
to tin teacher for the final perfectioe of our
system ofeuen, tion. But let the hope of a
permar.en 'certificate -encourage him who is at
preSent sUpPlied only with a provisional. one ;
to labor and stilly until he shall merit ;one.',
Lei the tetieher ' recollect that so tong; as - he
holds this; .Ile is not-exactly fulfilling the end
of the 1ai4 1 ,-.., that be' is furnished through ne
ceSsity, vr'! h the understanding that he 'must
earn a perinane.nt one. The law calls Or
high 'quafifications ; and it is for the teacher_
to say hoW. long before his post shall be fillo
With stieh i land uo other..
.tJ ,
f ...7 , ,
' 1 _ ';
Jefferson's Opinion..
It is a singular fact that most of the sages 'a
the revolution, as with prophetic vision, fore
saw dangiir threateningour liberty from for
eign emigration to this country. -No ;great
st#tesniat Of. the I,3nion• has failed, to leave a
record Of his fears ond to warn his country
mien of eciniing evil. The following is .from
' 4effersfai's Notes on Virginia, and was writ
ten during, the Revolutionary War.. The au--
thor assutlied a period of twenty-seven rind a
quarter years for doubling our populatie' n, by
natural', increase, and in speaking of tie im
portation of foreigners, says : I
, Butibere are other inconveniences to be
throWn .0.1) the scale against the. advantage ,
expected from a multiplication of numbers by
the irapaitation cif foreigners? It is fin- the
happiness of those united in society to har
inoniie i ns much as possible in mutters which
they must of .necessity transact together.—
Civil government being the sole. object of
formitiWsocieties' n, its administratio must be
leonduaed . )y, common conseltt. Every ape_
!cies of gaveminent has its specified principles.
Ours, perhaps, are more: peculiar than any
other in; I ftte universe. It is a composition - of.
' the first, principles of the EnglisliCenstitution
with othe derived from natural right and
natural it On. To time nothing can be more .
opposed! tl a the maxims of absolute MOW'
arehies.. Yet from such we are to , expect the
great number of emigrants. They will
bring With them the principles of the gov
, emollient they leave, imbibed in their early.
youth ; Or; if able to throw theni tiff, it will be
in exchange for an undoubted -licentiousness:;,
1i - easing. as is usual, from 'one extreme to an n
0ther...... 4 would boa miracle ; ere they- to
stuP precisely at the. 'point of temperate liber-'
ty. These . principles withftheir language,they
will trensmit to their'ehildren. - . ` -
."ln I proportion to-their numbeis, they will
share with us the legislation. - They will in
fuse into it their -spirit l .Warp and _bias its di.
rections, and render it si,lheterogentious,inais.
1'11)0 appeal to experience; during the, pies--
, enticontest for verificatinoofthesecmjeetrires
But, if they_ belief curtain in event, arothey
natLptobable 1 Is it nOt . safer too wait, :with
patience, twentyeven years and three months
longer., i for theattaiument:laf .4tny` degree,,9i
population desired or expected 1 11 . day not
our.government be mote• homageneousonore, more durable?. Suppose twenty
millions of republican "Arnerkans- th .... rown .611
Of asudden into.fratic% what -woulli be -dm
conditieo of .:that kingdom 1, If it.would be
rr t ore turbulent, less tiaPpy,_lese strong, we
May ,believe that the addition of Ivan' million
o f foreigners to our ri‘ mt *timbers would
4 - -
• •
IProariie 1 a miller efteet.)vre. . If, thergoioa
'of are iatitledf „to itTf.the.
rights` of oitaolisldp4'bUt }doubt theetto r do
0 . 1(7 iinvc thorn. 4!
000ragiOneti‘t?.:, • , • '
:th ,Thi„aa*t.'oo4s a strildpg,4bt_tiOiipt
sa acity 44` Mr; 400)n, • and while .the -
opponents OrthOy'AoterteiuoaOy 'eriieat 'eft !
- euritihuallylaatt* litithcit." . 6"fltheyDeeleih:
1 'lima oflndependence ,.
j n 1 irginia I
ed: - d UriUg . the lifetime of Mr ; ' J - efqSOU,'bO4
+Oriel "greater Ys it nowt ‘Shea
dons trpv.i.:theOnbunde4
bordestif4eusihataroinunchijiOgteduOtii , l_..
Their - mhers:sro Ot...o4 . .ShsriniOlr,log:-
islation,:litit ;airpieg:it•.sa .. to . render it - a' 7,
heterogeriouSi incoherent Oiass.,.:,.'Thiateiiig so
there-is Uol 'remedy . for the i3vil tilit;''411:0131":
tioa-at-*liillot-boai by all, rua:iki4horuig4.-
minded Americans.-.
.:Should, this
pore .‘ repUbliduilSin, roust
.• T i rldi•to
masses utOrly lgocirant of tenrgiergiTolihe:r
ty.". - ' , -.• • .
A Ride Behind the thiow Plow:
Anlong the things which I haVC always
longed to see-: is the wo - rk'l of a snow- plow,
drilvls along the' covered trick, through heii.• •
edfsnows,,drifted into:deep cuts - Mimi :have
ntlength seen. The train came •to L .)Vaterr
- town froin Cape Yincent i ' N. Y., aVith
engines and a snow plow: . iVirlien - we reach=
ed Piermont Blanor,Ahe conductor kindlyo- y I,
ceded to my wish to go forwird and talcs: ti
berth with the engineer. 3 was soon in poti!
itioii. F or two days it hill.been Storming. -
The air wits murky and' 'pros& The' :Snow :
Was deendingnot peiniefitily and . dreatrify-,
but whirled and made wild .by fierei winds.
The forests were laden with trnow and the In,
terior looked murk_y and dreadful. asn Witch:
es den. -Through . such winds I began to rid. -
upon the plow.shoving,:engine. .The . 441- _
neer and firemen were covered • vrith 51701 C
from, bead to foOt, and cooked - . like inill4rs
who had never.brushed their coats for &gen. •
eration. _The floor on - which we stood was.
ioa and, snow half melted. Th e . wood iya'
eoated With snow. the locomotive - was frost- ,
ted all Over with snow—wheels, conneetik.. , -
rods, axles and everything but the boiler and.
sinoke , 'staelc. The side and front wiadciws/.
were glazed with a crust of roe and' cinly
one little spot in the. Window over the
could I Peer out to get a sight of-the p10<.4„,,i
The-track was - um3istinguishable. There 'tsar _
nothing to the eye to gu de the engine one
- way tnore , than another. It seemed as iflwe
were going across-fields and plunging
forests at,randore. And this gaVe inc; mean
eieiterrient to the scene, when two ponder,ous,
engines.were apparently in Such .
an outlandish excursion. But their feet Were
sure, and unerringly felt their wa,y along '•the
iron road ; so th at we were held in our course.
Nothing can exceed the beaulyriif snow , in
streaming off on either side from loe plowi ,
It was never long the same. if-tile snow was
thin and light the plow. seemed to play ten
derly with it, like an - 1 artist doing curiotts -
things for sport, throwing it in exquisite
curves, that rose and fell, quiveredand trem
bled as they ran. Then suddenly strikitig a
drift that had piled across the track, the snow
sprang out, as driven by an explosion, -twen
ty or thirty feet, in jets and bolts, long
stemmed sheaves of snow wheat • spread out
fan like. Instanily thd drift Paised, the snow
seemed by aninstinct of its own to retreat, "..:
and played- again - in eiquisite' curve's, thaf. :-
rose and fell around out prow.
"Now you'll get it," saidthe < engineer,
"in that deep cut." We ouly'.saw. the first
dash; as thd plow had- struck the hank of
s.niaw before it could.put on- its graces, • and
sbot it distracted and - beadlong oweither side'
like,lspray - or flying ashes. ' -
.., •-••
Itl was . ..but a second.. . For, the • fine snow- -
rose tip.round the' engine and •COveredit like
a mist, and sucking round; ponred in' upon
us in sheets and "clouds, mingled with the vit.
- pot.; of steam, and the,smoke which from im
peded draft, tiouredunt, ' fitted the engine .
room, and darkened it; so that we could. - not
see each other:a 'foot distant except as very -
filmy spectres glowering a'tfoch other. Our'_
engineers had on batralo oasts, whose natural
hirsuteness was made mores haggY by raga
of ,snow melted into icicles; To see such
substantial foreas changing bade and forth
every feW moments from a clearly 'earthly
form into a Spectral lightnesi,`as if they: went
back and forth between body and spirit, ;was - -
not a little exciting to the imag,ination. .""..,;
When we struck deep bodies of snow, tbe--- - - '
engine plowed through them laboriously,: -
quivering and groaning with the load, but ...:-
forth again, ninible as a bird, the mO•
'tient the snow greW tght.,- - - - . .-: -
I)ipthing seemed 'wilder than to bein,otie - t ;.4,,
of those whirling, storms of smoke, vapor and rr ' n
snow. _You on 00 pondereus monster,„ and - ;,,1 - )j
another roaring cloSe behind, fastened togith. - 7. i
er, and lootning up; when the snow mist open. i . r
ed:a little,. black and,terrible. It seemed as
if you were. in battle.. There was such ener:,,
gene - action, such irreststible power, such '
.7 1
darkness and-lightialternating, and such fit: -t -
f l
fel halt lights, whieh were.rnore 'exciting to $
the imagination than light and darkness.,
Thus whirled on in the bosom of a'starni, '.
you sped' aeroas theopen"fields - full Of Wild,- ' 4
; driving snow, you; ran up to the opening,; of -
thelolack pine-and hemlock woods,'Und.plutt• • .1' 'A
ged into their sombre mouth as if into atsiyei tgr,
of darkness, and - ,wrestled your way al - 94 I,th
throtigh-- dreary 1 recesses : emerging tcf_ the Pe
cleared fields again, with whistles,screiuriiide -- # 4 ",
I and answering each other batk and - fort ti - Ak, -- -
from engine to engine. • For, in _the - bewil. ' "If!,
jdering obscurity Wo have run Past theritition ttl
and: mustchoke down the exOted. steedx., nit&
.'rein theta back to the depot._ ' ' ".. - • l'
-We think Maieppa's ridei lashed to a wild ' .-
-horse 'and, rushing through the forests,' ' Weir ,
driven,' to have ,been ; rather- , exciting, If 1,,'. to
i nto i n , a buffalo !hunt, lay- some strange. mk: .'
hap should findhitaaclithNwit:from his home
- and raounted-on.theslw 'back of - art old, .-4
- fierce buffalo biill,-mulgo,of with a rush,._ in
cloud and auekiimting ten' thousand tratitfo.
; ing fellos;pursued by yelling' Indiana--that. '' - 1
Ltoo,...would be an 'exciting ride. -., But. neither . , ~ ,--
of t hese wopid Anew On; higlieS s ,exbilttration 4 t
of.the chase, until Ina,, ilia scosil- 4
4%1 1 4_ in January,. he tideeZ4bika-tbtbie
l i
engine team behind a snow filailyi tocleai tie'
truck of banks aria burdens of • ''.
census of the, tOrritory_a_Kaassi
shows the . total nurober of vows to be 80304
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