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TTT DOBSON & WINCHESTER, Dentists, office over Peek's store, Main Street. JOHN c. TAYLOR\] Druggist, No. 2 , \Webb Block, Main Street. TORONTO MILLS-ESTATE MILLS. ~~ A. C . TiiOJUS, Proprietor. Main Street, HOMER AMES, Sash and Blind Factory* Mill Street. X,. H. CQNKXIN, Banker and Notary Public, Main Street. RAILROAD STILLS. L. ROBBrss, Proprietor, Mill Street. DE. A. L. WEST, Medical Electrician. Offiee and dwelling Church Street. Main HOMER BALLARD, Undertaker, and dealer in Furniture.- &<-*• gtreet. Attorney and Counsellor at Law. Office ovtrf? Sfone, Robinson & Co's Stare, Main St. STONE, ROBINSON & CO., \' ' Dealers in Dry Goods, Gents' Furnishing Goods and Ready-Made Clothing, Main Street., BOOK STORE.-L. L. VIRUIiZ ~ Dealer in Books, Periodicals, Music, Wall Paper, Pictures, Frames, &c., Phienix Block, Main St. G. G. PEENGlri! Attorney and Counsellor at Law. Stone, Rojinson and Co's, Main St. A. P. KELLOGGT j Attorney and Counsellor at Law. Over Stone, Robinson & Co's., Alain Street. VOLUME Xll. MEXICO, K. Y., THURSDAY, JAIUARY % 1873. 3Sot Aleno. • The following beautiful stanzas are from the last work which\Prof. t T pham prepared : I cannot b e alone ; Where'er I gi> I find. Around mystips the piyscuce thrown Of the Eteniial Mind. He livesin all Iniy thoughts ; H is home is I n iiiy heart ; There is no loneliness fyr me ; \I never live apart. I sometimes s;o (from men, Far into the silent woods ; Hut he i s with ih e even t^ien In shady solitiules. The fellow of my walks, ('ompanion ever nigh, He -tills the solitary place With love and sympathy. CHABITY BOSTON. ST MISS m£m&. w. SSEBSS. Al'TIIOK OF \MartjiU'it <7/is/*r.\ \Ifnppt/ Light,\ and \Hutft Ifuirtki/i'iic.\ Office Entered -according t> __72< i n the Oftiei gress, at Washing Act, of Congi'ess, in the year of the Librarian of Con- ton. ? GEO. W. BRADNER, Attorney and Counsellor at Law. Office Tuller's Hardware Store, Main St. L. D. SMITH, Attorney and Counsellor at Law. Block;, Main Street. OtHcj Webb Merchani Furs, &.c. E. RULISOX, Tailor, and dealer in Pry Phoenix Block, Main Street. Goods, Dealer Boots and Sh.n.. E. H. WADSWORTH; in Groceries, Provisions, Earthenware. Empire Bl-ck, \ - Main St. II. C . PECK, Dealer in Pry Goods, Groceries, Ilat-, Cap- Boots and Shoes, &c, Webb Block, Main St.' E. II. SMITH, General Blacksmith. Particular atteiiti' >ii paid ] ^o Horseshoeing. Stone She »{> Main Street. ! BECKER BROTHERS, Merchant Tailors, and dealers i n Dry Furs, &c, Becker Block, Main Stre-t. Goods, CHAPTER COX \SIN\ RAPLEE. For two days it rained abnost con^ stantly, and the clotxd which\ came with us from Toinpkinsville was not lifted. It was no pillar of 'guidance-, brightening into fire in the night, but all gloom, and in spite of our efforts J.o drive it away, it brooded in our hearts and changed the appearaneo of our fact's. Mother and I wire verv busy cleaning and arranging ; father ami |Hciiry helped us ; Tommy and Million, having exhausted the Unat- tractive novelties of the house, wandered about dejectedly and pleaded to go hack to the old home. But oil the third morning the low, leaden arch was broken and we saw the blue sky beyond ; the sun came out in splendor and spring breathed upon us her tjrst balmy breath. tme in, glad •H.'C. BEALS, Photographer. Special aturai-m paid to C inj, JffFer4..n Street.. 'I'.v- - 'SKINNER & WHIG \V\ Attorhevj and C\iunse!lors ;>.t Law, Main Sire. t. H. S. sro'.XE Deak-r in '[anlwaro, StuVi-s, Tin Ware Main Sti'tet. 1 KI | l)rug Store, Watches, Main Street, *t ... Hl'XTiNfT'foN, Clocks, and Silver Ware <S: .Si !•>.', i -V. PKXFIELP I Carriage ^tannfactory, M:a:i and Wat-tr Street- Corner of BARD & jife Insurance ALFRED. Fire and Life Insurance Agents, one lot Empire Block, Main Street. door east L. MILLER. Carriage-ami Sleigh Manufactory, Near Academy, Main Street. BALL & MOND, Tailors, Clothers and Hatters, . Empire Block, Main Street, GOIT & RICHARDSON, Grocers, and and dealers i n < 'rockery. t >tc. Main Street. _____ ________ Dealer in Groceries, Provisions, Butter, Cheese-, EgLjs, etc, corner of ilain and Church Streets. GEO. W. PRUYNE, Manufacturer of Harness. Trunks, Blankets, etc. Pruyne Block, >Iain Strett. W. BARKER, Meat Market, under Goit and U-iUiardsnu-'s, Main Street. At about ten o'c-Joi-k father with the tidings that there we*v pleasant views from our front door. '•1 knew there would be.\ said mo.iier. ••Come. Chatty, let its rest a itii>u.'\.it seeing them, and take courage.\ I was ^keptieul, but followed on, on- , ri'.u-s to we what father eon id find to •show and mother to admire. They li.nl b'it little to : ay abo.u' o'hjeets in oui im- . IKe-liute iiei^hhorliood, and that little «;is j-ri-U'eipally conei'iviing the locust tiv-.s in 'ih e y.i-.-.'i, wliieh were to nial-e shad\ ai.dcrvlness in summer. IJtvt there vve*-e hi-.v h.il!«* lying ju;t beyond tlie vil- l;i_;e with a. slealn of water at their feet, and one. Iia4-\'a crown of leafless trees upon'it.; vnamit, while between tiwiiiwe coul'l see other hills far beyond, and | bluer' than the sky. We knew that j where these stood tlie sun would.\! down | and we should see his glory. I wasqixite ! ashamed to have boon looking in the • same direction but an hour before and to j have found -nothing to admire. While we were talking a man in a : carriage stopped; at the gate and leaped : out _o hitch his horse. \ \David ilaplee,\ said father, going to •'meet hiui, end aftf-r a moment ; presenting i him to mother. ; lie was all erect, ' ten years b.e r senior, , hair and beard, and I (\tratiug eyes. ]_< ' warmly, ! her face a had broil point meilt aud sent a gilt C, E. HEATON, M. P., \ Physician and Sui-geou. Oitiee- i n ILiiitiugton'.; Drugstore; Special office day, Saturday after- noon of each week.' Rcsidetiee-^Pula-ki St. DR. (.Eo. 1*. dOHNSoN,. Physioian and Surgeert. Office on Mam. Str«vt, over S. A. Tuller's Ilar't-.vare Store, when- le- miy he_ found, lmth clay and niih.t, when hot o n professional .mimes... I-fOOSE & roBB, '\' Groceries and Crockery, 1'.utter, Agent.! for Sinyer's Sewing Bl.«!-. Main Strt-.t. Dealers in Cheesei Ej?irs, &e. _.IacUiiie. T-eeke S. A. TI'LLtR, Hardware, Stoves. Manufai-turer • and G. •I'!\ Jeiferson Street. Ware, •m.-r ..f .f *-r in : Sheet ,.l-.Lt:i ali-l finely-formed man, I judged, with gray clear, kindly, pen- shook her band searching look into if to find all that the years her. But instead of disap- i-iid' repining and a crushed spirit, which 1 am afraid he expected to see, he saw pride of character, courage, patioii.'.', faith. \The same Charity. The freshness has troue, but toherwise your face has gained rather than lost. Life must ha.e be_n •very kind to you, after all.\ This was said half as though he spoke to himself, and in a t.-ine of surprise. ' '* I-*'\'•;// kind,\ mother replied, and with her ie;u:d self-possession turned and in- troduced him to-tne. He looked ii-to my f;ice as he lia'l into hers. \Another Citar'tr !\ as Hcarchingly •S. L, ALEXANDER, Boot and Shoe Stf>ro. Cus'iom w-ork order, and all w >rk warranted. Pruyiie Main Street. 1*1-; B \RRKR & SMITH, Undertaker-, and d-i!ers ic cultural Implements, t'.io Oilice, Jefferx.in Si. f\i:.!'ss>: Manufacturer ••i ('.\iia-.'.o Spring \V\a^.-n ''uf-\•• ;. i*»g.if i_l kiii'ls d«.ii-; ..a .JI;.I :\>p!>;\t« F'-tiVi^rv, _._a; -v St. V'.n. t! ' -i « '.W . ^v ;-..! S .t I-- :lui'.- nv. \Wei! ye<,\ ! '••j>eil.:.p.. suroth*- v. uni X/h^.t common! in\ and Chatter if itv almost never. hiic me motla !•'•. c 1 ihf\ • •••. • ! repliei'. ia skating, but n\ re].etltion. I v. Chatty i f you pet you tease—-but Char- 1 i)o not think of find- :.;.er..«ui or copy. I • •'•\I* he able to repre- e>.-t..p 1'h-ti- J. N. F. HALL, Barber and Hair Dresser, Particular attentii,! paid to Shampooning, and the cutting of latlies and children's hair. Shop on Jefferson Street, one door south of Post Office. CARDS, HANDBILLS BILLHEADS, CIR- CULARS, : And al l kinds of of Job Printing at the Mexico Independent office, Pfuyne Block, Main St. ;o ii.'. sayint K;:.sl lira! \ ie.' Sfl DIRECTORY. f ) t ( * for er. • ;*}' s -AM-I •Ab-, 'But \Y d'. uf 1- 1/0 ou • :!:.;.i;;r/.-\ •..-.'. :ind •'l;\ Ole S t.1,1\ Kl;e-.. J..IV . had not' are disap Ci L. SCHUYLER, Photographer. Roomn i n Potter's Block,Main St. P. (). BERRY. - «n d Counsellor at Law. '•'•••'. ,v A- CO;, ond them as ii]er;.Tt' ::•: . i laV.: l..--:i ia-ve ttv v.-,- ; ! •.•,'*> •-., i.i • ink \=—addres.-slug i>. .th- \No on the whole T a m better pleased than I anticipated. This morning has brought me same pleasant surprises.\ \Indeed! May I ask what they are V He put the tpiestion with an oxpres- i sioii of face^which said : \Whatt?o you j mean? What can you find to like here V I \I see.'-' saiil mother, \that we are to i be owners of more real estate than I i thought.\ f '\iisin Raplee looked surprised. ' house is put up over • '-His will be mother continued, \I expect to show yoti what I see now but you ean't-^-cleanness and grass and vines and lowers within our gates. Ajad that without any figure of speeeh-v—we shall have gates then.\ \I congratulate you on yoxir stretch of vision, and shall surely come td see the prophecy fulfilled. But, really, I think you will like Rocky Bend. It has some tine buildings and streets, This is the least pleasant part of it, but I hope it is not a bad neighborhood. Oil your left are the I>oolittles^-_--dust__ous nofr^ withstanding their name. Their hoxise, yoxx see, is rather pretentious, and I be- lieve they own it. And on your right is Dr. Browning, who is beginning to have quite a ride, they say. I am xtnac- qiiainted with his Wife ; she may be one that you will like. Then on the'other side, yonder, is Pat McDeed,Who has been in this countxy long enough to; have rub- bed off the tint of the Emerald Isle, but it shows yet. It is possible that the fam- ily may annoy yoti some, but I think you'll not have any serioxis trouble. In the other house, opposite the Doolittles, Mrs. Sxxmmerland lives.\ He did not speak the name as I have heard it so often since—•Sxxmmerln'd-— but made both parts of the word em- phatic. \Sxinimerland I replied slowly. \Ev- idently a misnomei\\ He turned xipon me those petieti _ting fcvres half inquiiingly, and half as thoxigh I had given him another glimpse of my character. \Proof of what I told yoxx at first,\ I returned. \I do not repx*esent Charity, the mother-^-she never judges so rashly,\ \It »vas bxxt natxxi'al that you should think as yoxx did, judgiixg fi-om the house, which will brighten Up by and by. Winter comes e__ternally to Mrs. Summei'land as to -others; she is well. acquainted with poverty, and supports herself with her needle; Bxxt I am glad yoxx will know her.\ \I thought Mrs. Beach lived in that house.\ *** \Mrs. Beach ! I do not know - any one by that name,\ \Bxxt she said you had put xis in her carc ; —she was at your hoxise on Satur- day. \I don't understand—oh ! yoix *iean Ami Cooper—I remember now--—I did •ay something like that to her.\ \S_lie oho I mean called herself Mrs* Heaeli.\ \Very likely. She was manied to a man by that name fifteen or twenty years ago, and after a honeymoon of two days they parted, and from that time she has not Keen him. Bxxt ever since then she has gone her way rejoieitag and thanking her stars that she i_ not an old maid. She is usually ealled Ann. Coopei\ She, does live with Mrs. Suminex - land^~I had forgotten that. If Aim. has taken yoxx under her care it is a favorable omen, for whom she blesses is blessed.\ \And whom she curses is cursed.\ \I did not say thaL You are in no danger from hei*. She has a kind heart.\ We went into the hoxise, Where things were-far from being in their places, but only arranged in such order as seemed best while waiting, for plastering and ]tainting to be done. True gentleman as he was, Mr. Raplee appeared to take notice of nothing, but I believed he saw eve_ything, and took a x-apid mental in- ventory of all, looking in the furniture for something moi'e of mothei'j to find whether, indeed, she had not become'dis^ couraged in all the years of moving about, and feeding, clothing and edxi- catlng its children from sxxch slender means, and. I more than half wished he had staid away until he coxdd see, xxs xvn- der.ru ore favorable circumstances. But I liked him so well, and his early conx- ing Wa3 so eoQipliuientary, that it was (;asy .to forgive. He sieeiixed 'interested in xis all-—was pleased with Tommy, lieniy _.nd Mignoj,i_ and made many inquiries aboxxt Alick. \How soon shall I biing Mrs. Kajieo and Fanny to see you .\ he asked, rising to go. We begged him to; wait' a week or two, until we could get the hoxise in or- der, and he went away leaving Us a good deal cheered. For this cheer our Work seemed easier, s'lul Satin-day night found us farther oil than ye hfkldared to hope, father hail done the plastering aiul whitewashing himself rather than Wait for a mason, and mother and I had inade good headr way with the painting, We had ex- changed pleasant words with the Brown- ings and Doolittles over the fences, but none of our neighbors had been in except the little McT)eeil <riris. who said to mother.: \Will yoti\—a sigh--\-Miss Boston, i.iIU wants to know if you will lend her a i-b'awiii' of tea.\ [Susy as the week had -been-. the..,Sab- i ..th had not been left out of thought. Already' had father taken a seat in church, so that on our first Sunday we all went with the feeling that wo be- longed there. How^carefully I dressed myself that morning, cliiefly for the eyes of the Ilap- lees. Thanks to Aunt Murfl'ock, with whom I had been in New York, I had elegant clothing 5 but, although mother, had always the air of elegance, she wore little that was .costly, and 1 took care that my attire should correspond with hers as nearly as possible, and be quiet and appropriate, yet riclu I\ did not care that it was not what would be expected of one living whex-e we did— people would judge of us by oxir apparel, I said, and it pleased me to think that --o<, orobably not a lady in church 1 —>oqed than myselfi Bend. Had I a right to it'. Was I one of our Father's loving childi-en ?, Not if only they are such who ai-e free from pride and, worldly ambition— who are occupied more with celestial streets than with these lowly ways wherein we walk, Not if only they are such who are conscious of leaning con-^ tinually upon the breast Of the Great Love, instead, of having to run to it i n every grief, and only once in a while re- membering to give thanks for their joys. If I was indeed one of that family, I was a very little child, pleased with toys and play. But I cannot help thinking that the infinite Father looks on with a smile when his little children aire happy with the things he has given them, as a human father is glad to see the toy lie has brought delight' his darling. He would not care fiw it himself—indeed it is useless except as a toy, and he wants the darling sometimes to drop all play- things and run on little errands, or nestle empty-handed in his arms; he wants him to outgrow the love of toys, and as h e gets older, to come to hitn for better things j but now he is glad to see\ him happy at play. Sometimes I think that we who bear the Royal Name try to ^Jbe old before our time, and please ourselves with the childish fic- tion of being servants, doing great things for the King, when we are so small that he can only trust us with the simplest and shortest errands; and when he does not think of us as.servantsat all, but only as dear children, to fold in his arms and to love. I was intensely fond of my play, with now and then a thankful im- pulse,~and now and then a grief to carry to my Father. I don't know if, after these years, I have learned to rest long content in his arms without toys. After the service Was over Mr. iRaplee brought to tis Fanny, his daughter. She professed., tp be very glad wed^id coine and to be eager for an a^uaHiigaicei „ She had a pleasant face, War gpMqfal and stylish, and I was sure I should like hei\. CHAPTER IV. NEIGHBORS. Perhaps, after all, father's love of change and new scenes was the, secret of our moving about from place tb place hi the true Methodist ininiste.'&Tashion, though without his reason. And I must have inherited somewhat of this inclina- tion, for it has always been a pleasure to makeacquaiutances,and tosee faces I had not seen befoi'e, even without the ex- pectation of finding friends. It was this that made me drop iny paint brush -.--we were painting the parlor—and follow mother into the kitchen,,, whither she had been summoned to meet Mrs. MeDeed, come to make her first call. They had been talking a. little time, however, when I entered, and my errand apparent was to warm my hands. Our visitor had' celebrated the return of spring and honored us by donning a pink calico dress, a brown striped apron of the same material, a light shawl with a faded; printed border, and her Sunday bonnet of straw, trisamed with some kind of light ribbon, deep red flowers With crushed petals, and a black feather pretty much all gone but the quills. Mother introduced me to her. \Sure an it's yer gerl, and a swate gerl she is indade. May the Lord .spare her to yees^—may he spare her over night.'' In which prayer, however desirous I was of being spared, and even for a, longer period, I was not devout enough to join. But she had not done with her flattery. - \I tould Patrick when ye was inovin' in, ye w&s jistthe neighbors I was look- in' fur. 'Patrick,' ifes I, 'they mind me of Mike Flaherty's folks, and they're not proud, indade they're not proiid.' Oh\-'—her head shaking with righteous indignation* and the index finger of her left hand-pointiiig at mother-^\a prouder set of neighbors than ye have hei'e ye nivei\ did.^iO: I niver did in all my life. But, ses l, \Patrick these new neighbor's is not proud ; tHe^it t»a neighbors, and if ye want neighbors ye must be neigh- borly. I'll be neighborly—it's Hglit for rue to begiii. I'll send for the 'le-€.u : of a draw-in'6 ? tay.'\ ,' ,--, What reply mother found to give 1 have quite ,forgotten, nor do I find it. in my diary, to which I am indebted for so much of the history of those days. Biit what followed is both wiitten there and fresh in memory. \An* is it long that ye've been out from Boston?\ Mother did not understand the -ques- tion. \From Boston—from Boston—is it long that ye ve come out ?\ \It is sevei-al years since I visited that city, and we*'have never lived there.\ \Bxxt they' tould me ye was a Bos- toner.\ \Our name is Boston.\ will see us When we can get our house in oi-der.\ So that was what people were saying of us, that there had been a failure, and we had come from some great city to get out of sight until we could retrieve oxxr fortxxnes. I felt veiy thankful to Mrs. MeDeed for the intelligence, indeed be- came quite favorably disposed towards her, for the idea was rather a pleasant one. There was something romantic in it which captivated my fancy, and I half wished it Were true. But mother did not sympathize with me in this. The days Went on, and at the end of the second week our painting and paper- ing were all done, and the house began to wear a clean, cheerful look. The cook-stove had been banished to the wood house in order that we might make the kitchen a sitting and dining room, and in its place, on the new rag carpet, Was a small stove which we should need neai'ly all summer. The windows had been neatly curtained, pictures hung upon the walls, some of them my own drawings, and the little round table drawn out as we had it elsewhere. The little parlor was yet to be arranged. Thei'e was also a change oxit of doors, for the boys had been busy cleaning the yard, and the place looked much more respectable than it had two Weeks before. On that Sataday evening, when the Work of the Week was done, and Henry and Tommy had seated themselves at the table to read, and Mignon had claimed her place in mother's lap, Mrs. Doolittle and Mrs. Browning came. The foi'mer was much the older—more than fifty, I thought-—a portly woman^ with littje grace of form Or movement, and a flushed face, receding regularly in all directions from the prominent flushed nose. But she had a motherly look, and, as I knew, had grown up sons and daughter's, Mrs. Browning was much yoixhger, not more than twenty-five, perhaps, and had no children. She had made that evening, as it appeared to tne, a very Xxnsuccessful effort to be stylish in .dress. She wore a smile, too, the same which had been upon her face every time I had seen her, and which should,, perhaps, have given me the idea of a sunny, cheerful disposition, but did not.. Although far from being unobservant of it, I had failed to see what it meant. She had also brought her laugh. But, as I had afterwards learn- ed, both .the smile and the laugh wont everywhere, Mother received them most coi-dially. \I am very glad to see you,\ she said. % \Gneas responded Mrs. Doolittle. . I fkul^ 4i U-cully in spellm^ Mra- Doo- little's yes, but since it invariably begati with the Sound of gn in migrionnette, I commission those letters to lead off. \Gncas we talked about coining be- foar, but you seemed to have so much to do we thoaght you'd jest as lives we'd wait.\ NUMBER 10. think it's a duty in* my position. Hm hm m. \1 6 innot help-thinking you are wx-ong in that feeling,. Mrs. Doolittle,\ mother said, \; md it hardly ^eems that We have any ri.jht to think of such matters in referen ?e to public woi-ship.\ ;./-. T i • >_ ~Mf uaei__._a.uo_i_. _i_t couuuumcaraoii- luusi 01 \Gn sas, I suppose we haxan t. Miss g^ompanied with the name and address of thi Summ.rland goes there and likes it. She hain't beeanintosee yoxx yit, has she?\ She ijiad not. \Gneas. Wal, she's gene'rly pui'ty slow about such things. She takes in woai'k, 'you know, and she's been hurr ried lately. She has all she can doa.\ They Istaid along time, and Mrs, Doo- little told us of her -children. Her son Nathan was twenty-one last August, and had just,hired out to Peter Bostwick for the sximmer to drive team. 'Liza was a little yoxxhger,she should think about my age; and they were wonderful glad somebody had come into that house that would be a mate for them. 'Liza Was at home now—she had been oxit to work during the winter, but Mrs, Doolittle had been so \miserable\ that she thought she should have to keep hell for a while, at least. She tried to get 'Liza to come with her,, bttt 'Liza was a little bashfol and thought'her mother had better come first. We would see her very soon. After they were gone not a word was spoken for several minutes. Then I asked, \Mother don't you repent com ing into this house.\ \Since we must come to Rocky Bend^- no.\ \Oh dear!\ I said,, ami mentally wished mother would be more like other e. Pi? om Patlisj- to. -Soa. writer, not necessary fo r publication, taut as a guarantee of good faith. Gbrrespondents are alone responsible for views an<i opinions expressed in coro-nunications. Subscriptions and all business fetters to he directed to H. C. RIDER, Editor, Mexico, Oswego fio. i N. Y. Contributions and Editorial Correspondence tc be sent, at the oration of the writer, either to tht above, or to F-. L. SELINEY, Associate Editor, Institute for the Deaf and Dumb, Station M. New York City,.. . _l;' Devoted to the Interests of the Deaf-Miites of the State of New York. TERMS : One copy per annum, in Advance^ $1.50 ; Clubs of 10, §1.25 ; Single copies, Five Cents. J^o notice will be taken of anonymous com- tnunications. All eoininnnieations must bi -of a-inost est%ftaMe. -Js&fi %!_{*/#«*- . _ \'' \^fe^l3t&lfee-.lei-if$ of' She ; ..j».'-'. [wards M^iqaj^imJMlong ^hxT\^i--; Ions labors was the privilege of seeing the jinstitution to which his life was devoted • jfor so many'years, flotirishing beyeaid ex- jampleiii the hands of his-only survJ^infl on, Isaac Lewis Peet, LL. D. J writings of Dr. Peet relative to ii Jliig the condition of the deaf aiij- j^ux^jass hi munbei-, extent^ gndj valpl, liot merely those o£any Ameriean teaoh- 1^?, but those of all other American teaeh- |ers. together.\ . .' • . •H_-_MMH_Haaaa__Hi;. The- following remaakable poem %as: : wiitten by a semi-mute lady, and read Ui the celebration of. the 79th birthday [of Dr. H. P, Peet, November 19th, 1872, and was received for publication a few [days previous to his death :— Harvey 3?rindle Feet, Pix. D., L. L. 3). Glarum et VeneralileiTomm. Cha De&tii of 33r. Peot. One day a young man entered a mer- chant's office in Boston, and with a pale and care worn f&ce, said : ? ''Sir, I am in need of help. I hav< been unable to meet certain payments,! because certaiii parties have not done as] they agreed by me, and would liketo have] $10,000. I came to yoxx because you! were a friend to my father, and might be| afriend to me.\ B \•Conxe in,\ said the old ••inerelia-u't.j \come in and have a glass of wine.\ \No said the voting man, \I doiv dmi.\ # \Have i| cigar, then ?\ \Noj^Cfiever smoke.\ \Wdf; said the old gentleman. \l| would like to accommodate you, but I| don't think I can.\ \ V\ f% ell,\ said the young man, ;(s he|sment, was abite to leave the room, perhaps yOu might. Good day, sir \Hold- on/' said f ,the lii'.'rehant \you] don't drink 1\ \No.\ ^ . \Nor smoke .?\ \No.\ . - \Nor gamble, nor anything kind.\ \No sir, I am .sixperiutendent — •—. ——Sunday school,\ \Well said tlie inerchaut, \you We are much pained to announce the! death of Harvey P. Peet, Ph. D,, LLJ>..i Emeritus Principal of the New- YorkJ Institution for the Deaf and Dumb! which took place unexpectedly at fifteenj minutes befoi'e £wo o'clock on the momH ing of January 1st. For some thne past he had been con-I fined to his bed with a rheumatic affeetionT but none expected his death; it was aj hock to Us all; it canie suddenly and| without warning. Th\ Peet was born in Bethlem, Conn. J November 19th, 1794. In 1822 hei gx-aduated from Yale College with inlxchl honor, and soon after engaged in the cause! pi deaf mute instruction. In 1831 hei became Principal of the NeW York Insti-j itution, then compai'atively a small .school;] He remained at its head over thii-tyTsixl [years, and it was during this period that! his great abilities had their freest scope,! \he cause of deaf mute instruction, tillj then but feebly moving forward, took al mighty leap upwards. A perfect mastei| lof the sign-langxxage, well vei'sed in the jmysteries of the mute's jnind, always| inaking the welfare of his pupils his study, he soon rose above • the commonl notions of the day and his labors were! [continually lifting not only the mutes of New York,, but those of the whole world! upward, upward. Under his never re-| axing care and zeal, the New York Instil tution has risen to.-the first pre-eminencej and'proudly stands a monument to hisl BY MRS. MAEYTOLESPEET. Waiting eyes and wandering feet, Here beneath this roof-tree meet, Full of joy this day to greet. Youthful hearts with hope aflame; Manhood bringing love and fame;, Childhood lifting soft Ms name. Name o f many names most fair, Mingling with our daily prayer, Making rmisic unaware. Other na_o.es may tell of deeds, Shaped by sword to nation's needs, Noble to the fullest meeds'. Other names ring softly round, Brows, the poet's wreath hatherownecl, Filling silence with sweet sound. JSut his name is nobler far ^jFban if linked with deeds of war, . Musical as poet's are. |Vnd as statelytree, aiid high Ajifts its branches to the sl_y, '^riving shade to passers by. i his blessing urms extend )ver child, and guest, and friend,\ Sheltering, shielding, to the end. * wiFather ! keep him many a year, tjBe his strength and fortress here, JLet him know not doubt, nor fear, ?i . -J And when death's* dark shadows fall, . AOver him, as over all, ,1 Saviour ! thiwigh the darkness call. I§ '\;. Lead Iiirn. through the realms of right- jjttlp into thy morning light, Where not age, nor death Gan blight. New York, IQth Kovember, 1872. [undying fame. Five years iSliristmas, etc.. at the ITe-w Toxic In- - stitute. iThe Chi'istmas holida.ys have heen lo ^served by a grand exodus of the pupils {from then- alma •mate.r. In the early •part of this week, any number of tosy [checked youths might he seen wending 4png toward the railroad station^ the \I thought jfoi'ty-jive yxlars of labor in the iuteres lof the Deaf and Dumb, as piincipal,! gteacher, statesinaii, author, director, he] •resigned, in his 7 1th year, his active eon- Inection with the New Yox - k Institution] |i_ad retired to private life. But liis in- Iterest in the wulfare of the deaf inUtes! juovifr a.Late_r^ liii^ j_uvtuivi _ti_tl r_4*«_ jixiijjj and wise advice wei-e always very Ihighly prized.. In his death an only lov- liiiiC son loses the wise counsel aiud lovi aftei®i_Lage, or avenue cars* with bun^tes in ftheir arms, bundles almost as large as It hemselves. Some who lived far into the jcountry took a fast train, and we hope, Ii eaclied home in season to hang up the ILfaditional stocking. Here &t home, $iu> matter how few remain, we always iiaanage to have a meri-y Christmas\.— _J_.«._i__ii_g rooms have been decorated Iwith eVergreensj, pictures, crosses, plays }md mottoes, making them altogether a fsit, place for the nuptial scene of a prin- have it, and three times the amount iis you wish. Your father let tlie have $5 A 000 once, andasked me-tlie same questions:! He trusted me, and I will txHxst yon, -No* thanks-^-I owe it to you for your father': trust.\ Brothers4udaw—the Judges. Cloth for the baker—-Dough skip. The May of life blooms only once. Does a dumb man always keep words 1 Query-'-*' prptty one, an \Fur the raison that ye camft from there 0' ; ' ' \Mo it is our name as vours is Mc- Der.i.\ The woman looked perplexed and kept silence for a moment, picking her shawl fringe nervously. \An' youi? pure mon lost all his money —that is bad—oh, i felt bad when I heard it.\ Mother looked greatly surprised. \Tt is a mistake* Mrs. MeDeed—it must be some one else you are thinking of. I am notaWare that my husband has lost any money.\ *'Not in the strate, indade, but. the debts—the debts.\ \No not even debts. Seldom any but his employers owe him, and they have invariably been reliable men, with whom cupied we could find little fault in that respect.\ ' ''__at_rely,intirely, but he's a baakrupt, ^^4 what a I mean—is it long \That was very considerate. We have* been in a good deal of confusion, and all things are _iot in their places yet, but henceforth we shall be happy to see our neighboi-s.\ \I think,\ said Mrs. Biwiiing, speak- ing, as she always did, on a high key, \that you've made some changes here. Hm. hm, -m.\ This last Was her laugh as nearly.as I can give it. But I doubt whether it can be exactly expressed by any letter of the J . alphabet or any combination of letters. When it was made-—I do not mean by HumorbTlS. this that the laugh was artifieial---the mouth was tightly shut, and the sound found egress through the nose. \Yoxx must be very tired by this time,\ said Mrs. Doolittle. \Do you en- joy good health ?\ \Oh yes, thank yoxx, excellent health usually. Chatty aiid I are somewhat jaded now, but We shall rest to-morrow, and the week, to come will not biding quite so much work, we hope.\ \I told the doctor,\ said Mi's. Brown- ing, \that I didn't envy you the job of cleaning up after them IvIeKownses. They did beat all I ever see for dirt, hm hm m m.\ \Gueas Doolittle put in, \and I told Miss Browning I didn't see howyou ever stoad it, I'm sure I couldn't. I should have to send for the doctor offcener salary, tljan I do now, and it would take more 'than oajie Sunday to rest me,\ \_ ! iji sorry to leam that your healthy is poor/fsaid B.other, 44>xit it seetns foxv tunate that we have a physician so near at hand.'' \Gneas it ias. That'i? jest what I tell Main: I tell him that if we had to send way off for a doctor as some fotdks do, we should have to keep a horse on the road, .pretty much all the tiame. And thou to Ahiul. we have got such a good' oane so close by makes us feel safe as a body can.\ \I-fin hm m m, I don't know what the doctor would say to hear yon talk like •that— -hm lira in, / don't think he's so verv reliable, lie's gone so much that / say Clay street folks stand a poor .•hanrc 1 im hm m. You'd better move somewhere else if you want to-get/.'.•», Mr.;, liostou, bin hm in.\ The conversation turned upon the churches. Mr.-:. Doolittle had seen ns pass, on Sunday—-where did we go? Mother- told her, and said she had been much interested. Mrs. Doolittledid notgo there;.. efy often—\did not like, toa\—had the. feel ii.fc that she could \not dress quite ' chaff by think', n well eno.tgUi\ and somebody fiad said th& people of that society looked \down on Clay street.\ She did.not know that she of the of thej shall! iof the kindest of fathers; his;inany friendsSi_es_ i Tht; girls' sitting room, though not imoxirn the loss of a faithful and evei-Ro lavishly decorated as the dining room, [generouti relation; the deaf unites of everypJ^X't rejoiees ii i a Leutifully arranged xnot- j'and ios« a friend, who,for half H century. 0pv., \We wish you amert-y Christm^*_td itborcd fox their physictil, muivl, ixventa!.^| HV.ppy New Year.\ From sundry- j.e-apofal, auil eivriial wek.i-i_ — iiu in:u:'S»l.ta of taia.y, ontage-peel, broken toys, (had\woi'kod'so perseveringly,, and duueso^iloiifectionary \\Traps and soiled mottoes gmuch for theie amel..ration, i-ttjirove-^ound•stiewcda-hoxit the floor this j&orn- *\:iient aiid (h.vation as Dr. Peet,. and^iing it is too evident that Santa Claus luow that he hi no more his loss is deep-||jLtas. been ia-ounu, and made many little :iy felt by a very large circle of friends! and by all educated deaf mute, through-| lout the world,. Leai-ts merry by his adveiit. We have had a very heavy fall of snOw, Jand were not the drifts so high and uit- On N-ovembei' 19th, 11.7 2, his last||even, the jiossessors of sleds might en- ii-thdsvy, a congratulatory dinner wa_Hj(5y themselves in riding down MIL As jtendered him, He sat at the head ofgit is no one has ventured out doors to-' Ithe table with all his customary grace^day ; but if the thermometer holds her ,aiid dignity; and when called upon for a^-own, and no thaW appear we may look Ifew remarks, he lifted his venerable and|AforWard to good and gay times. ^commanding foxln, and hi a voicis thata'j Shad lost none of its poWer, hjioke to i-hej.-y ^assembled friendSi -Alv dear 'friends,\'\' N. KOUPONEII. Y. institute, 26tbof Dec, 1872. ^heh egan, and -4*. Mr. (For the Deaf-Mute? Journal.) George W. Campbell, a mute iftvr briefly sketching his' ^ l^past labors, bid them welcome, spoke of- ,j, his^the comfortable sUiToujidings of his de-g Helming years, and concluded with, ''Yca,^ uro t,lier of Judge W. W. Campbell, who a plain cook also be a^l 1 naT0 a g°°dly heritage.\ Verily ouePLaj, f uni j er ]y OIie pf the direetois of the ^witnessing the scene, could but be re -^N. Y. Institution for the Deaf aadBumb, minded of Goldsmith's beautiful siniilc^guJijm it iiApossible to continue work German silver polish—^Teck uickle ed-|| on j^ \village preacher\ : itcation. m . , ?a\As soine tall cliff that hits it s awful fornix . How to prevent bad dreams—don t gop Svv . el]s from the valei.and midway, -leaves the; to sleep. p : storm; \ • [ A theatrical subscription—A changeiThough round its breast the idling clouds are. of scene. •' ,jffL s l !ieJM ' > • . • -. ,. ,, cisternal s unsliineisettles on ltssneaa. Ought a strong boy be paid a weekly^ IpWe could imagine the grief of the sorrow-! gfestrickeii family who mouiii their belovedl A sure way toimake an impression^—] fall down in the mud. Hkesto use: it. A joyless life is worse than, one of ac-| tive grief. To make apple trees bear—Pick off all the leaves as soon as they appear. dead, dear to them and dear to its all | 'and they are assured that they have omi The less power a man lias the more hfeMprofoutid sympathy. _^r. Peet passed .way most peacefully; it was just like to sleep. How impressive anc ouching were the words of his grand-!, ichild, five years old,, who, when he was| 'informed \that gi'andpa had gone toi Oaven,\ lifted his faint \voice and re One may live a conqueror, a king, or a| magistrate, but he must die a man. lied,, \then I want to go t o heaven too.\; s^ It needs no marble monument to peiM ^petuate his name, for every heart shall be|| Honor and riches are the two springs|L temple to Us memory. We will placef of Our discontent, .. : ghini beside our Gallaudet and Clerc, fpr Motive shines 'like $ hth of glory, oi||though they were the fathers of deaf- shines like a blighting ciii-sy ar<_imd everygmute instruction in this eoxxntry, he] act Of life. \ Swas its saviour Whv is -Irov 'l P weight lil-ogn xinconcious. .e.caus-e it has no sernp\L(oS. • is tlie road' of'the tnins^i-cs•:<<;• i.eeau.seit i.-: -t-.o- mucli traveled. person Wh hard ? Why is a pair of skates like an apph\ Because they both have occasioned the'f fall of mail. You glean knowledge by reading, bnt| you inust separate -the wheat from thei -'The sculptured marble must disolve in dust, •Ai'-T fame and wealth and honor pass away :f.'3j>.ul r,:.i\o tlie triiimphs;of the : good anil just, '^| M .it such the .glories of eternal day.\ We *ojf>y *he following extracts o: l)i. Feet's obituary from the New Yorlsj Frib une: \Dr. Peet was graduated it Yale, with] |honorj hi 1822, and the same year ae- •eepted an appointment- a» instractor in ] s _—,-._, _- imposs gon his farm, (140 .jtctes), last Oetober- •emoved into the.y B jllage of Cherry Valley, N.Y., for the purpose of securing a lifr. |tle leisure and relaxation. ' According to his account, it appears his leg-is-riieu- Imatie, his age 65, and his only son is go- . ' ing away from home to commence busi- .-.'• .ess.. The farm was rented for $ 5jf)0 per , year. But afterwards Campbell felt jsomev. hat disgusted with too much \ leis- ui-e, and needing light work, he went to .; [work at lathing in the new Presbyterian .' chui-ch. It is probable that he will con.- „', ,inue working on the phiireh till it is '. ompleted. Mr. Simeon Grarlock, a deaf-mute^ - -.\' ought, a' short time since, a team, har- .\ ness and wagon, for $4:00. He hires a' - man to drive the tesycri,and hauling freight - between the depot and stores in Fori;:. Plain, N. Y. His opinion -was that ih. ' ]would pay pretty well. It i s said thai \\•' ;Garlock is one of the best carpenters^in --, : Fort Plain. At present h&is hnilding a house to rent next spring. It. is quite 'certain that he will rise from poverty to [wealth. • > ' Mrs. Levi S. Backus, widow -of the • brmer publisher of the New Yoris: State fiiadii for Deaf-ffl;ut'es, went-to-the home ]of her bi-other-in4aw,3k'edeiiek Fox, near- Richfield Springs,- hefOi-e Thanksgiving day, and intends to spend a long time in gvisiting. It is hoped that her timeHvill ^be very plea-saintly passed. . OTSEGO Op, DEAF MTJTE. was right, but she had the feeling that they were a little more aristocratic there than in the other churches. I confess that this opinion was pleasing to me> .hUfiil lithe Asylxini for the Deaf and Dumb u^|| (1i J^llarti'oi'd, Conn, , a^eai uim j_ni.uu.-VKJ f^B want one local coxi-esponden^ or,- The reputation whichf »'^« llkp ?e above m e^rery town, 'kxd,' of behi^ one of thM^^^J sc]l001 ^i^gliout-w-*. -the coa&feyy.* 11 1 tell her,\ said Mrs. Browning, **that she's too 'umble. She must be aristo- cratic, too, and then she'll be all right, hm hm m. That's the way / do, hm hm m. I calculate to dress as well as any Of j *• * •*«.live on Clay street. My hus- \• T «i« dxe»—«nd I TWisa^jpt.oWXY«>.^ ? n : uii,aa^ ie ^^ afc ^^ of be&g one of t heL , *- *,--,.• ^ he seldom gets acquamwd wi_i tne ^^M most efficient teachers of deaf-mutes in|f o send us contebutaons of loeal interest of the case. M^ ^ rid led to ^ beillg ^rited -t<>W° the deaf aad dumh. It-does Hot-xe- The man who has xfe-yer known theltake the position of Principal of the N^l^? «? ^eomplished .^UeAtion,-or a luxury' of doing a kindness will probamy^York Institution, which under Ms cai never know the bliss of heaven. |^g*fess*\ *o h° one of the largest schools e$jj A fetidiou.: Alabama boy shot hisp^-^ ** e ^ er **» 6 ^ 6 ^^ ihed style of comporiticm, to be an leeeasional eo-respond&nt./ - A_ay.. d^f^ ;__inte of orffiaary ajtvllity^ who esu^\ -wiife _._*_. • *t i *• *T -•+ T. SKETO yWs ago^he retired from the mdi«*etty weH, wx.uldMh^^..otrlie^ he father because theMte^dnotpurcha^^^^ ^ co^fesurprised.at *fet heor^^^ ;, hm as good a pair of boots as he ^n« flu ^ ^/^ ^^ k t » Sj f f 6 '^ ^^ **f?*? ''•*&< ed. S_„_ ^___Y^ X..._. _J._4.~ „j„„k!i-*-, ^_.A 4U^about it. What .we • wint is amply' ifafte about the deaf ^«i^;_u^1>V#^-t <»& fMei-ds, in any i3tts^-io&, _^;*e^ifeia : ^proper rgtop©^;*^- theyAotiidf ^progress pftleaf^Etiitejeducation, and tioj A crusty old bachelot say& that lovegg^ ve ^e ihstMxtionJlte \benefit of hia.ri is*wretehed busin«». eoiasisting' oil a^__p e rience and rare [&$£&$&•.''• | little »i$mg, aMttaeca^gs a^tfod^g^5_<*3o)jf ^^ : ,a_idtt;.cterfl''e^ij_ag, - ' ^^^$>0^fk^'W^^0'0.T -M, --v''$fe : r''.';^v;C-..', -,.-'.. Cv.'.;•:• ..,',•/.••

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