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1. I know that, mamma; because we w. So, exhilarating means — “making the sometimes stimulate the fire with the poker - gladness come out of you." stir it up. Then, the fire burns brighter and M. It means “ to make cheerful” — and, faster for a time; but if you give it much because coffee makes us cheerful, we say it is stimulating, it goes out sooner, or, 'it burns exhilarating. too fast, then it afterwards looks very dull. I. And so is tea exhilarating! How peo

W. And when you stimulate a horse with ple get glad, and talk after tea. a whip, he trots along faster for a little while, M. There are some other effects. It often but he gets tired sooner, unless you keep on has some bad effects on the stomach, especstimulating him.

| ially with thin, lean people. People whom we M. But let us return to the coffee. Cof- call billious ;" — but we cannot talk of these fee does not stimulate people very strongly; effects to-day. it is a gentle stimulant. So, there are very L. Then I will count up the qualities of few who do not like it.

the coffee, mamma, before we leave off. It has another effect. If people drink it Unroasted Coffee - Berries are of a dingy when they are tired, after it has stimulated yellow color, inodorous, and disagreeable to them, it seems to put new life into them, the taste. causes them to feel fresh again.

Roasted Coffee - Berries are of a deep brown L. Then the “freshness,” mamma, is the color, crisp, aromatic, and agreeable to the effect of the stimulating.

taste ; whilst, in their effects, they are refreshM. Yes. The other night your papa was ing, stimulating, and exhilarating. rather tired and sleepy, and yet he wanted to sit up and study, so he drank some coffee to The Death of Dr. Franklin. refresh him, and keep him awake. Many gentlemen at Oxford and Cambridge, when

FROM WEEMS' LIFE OF FRANKLIN. they want to study at night, drink it in order

As I rapped at the door, who should come to refresh themselves. 1. So we will say that it has two effects,

and open it but old Sarah Humphries. I was mamma. It is stimulating and refreshing,

right glad to see her, for I had known her a and sometimes, I think, the coffee makes you

long time. She was of the people called feel more comfortable ; – it makes people look

Friends; and a mighty good sort of a body cheerful. That is an effect, perhaps.

she was too. The great people set a heap of L. Yes. Once when papa had been soak

store by her, for she was famous throughout ed in the rain, he ordered some warm coffee

the town for nursing and tending on the sick. as he came in, and after he had taken it, I

Indeed, many of them, I believe, hardly heard him say how comfortable he was — he

thought they could sicken, and die right if look rather glad.

they had not old Sarah Humphries with them. M. Well, that was the effect of the coffee. Soon as she saw me, she said, “Well David, It makes people cheerful, and it brings glad- | how dost ?" ness out from them.

1 “0, much after the old sort, Sarah,' said Now, there are two Latin words - "ex,"{I; “but that's neither here nor there ; I came which means out of, and hilare,” which to see Dr. Franklin.” means to make glad : and from these we make “Well, then," said she, “thou art too late, our English word, exhilarating.

1 for he is just dead!"

“ Alack a day," said I, " then a great man he looked at it; and he said, “Aye, Sarah," is gone.”

said he, there's a picture worth looking at ! “ Yes, indeed,” said she, “and a good one that's the picture of him who came into the too; for it seemed as though he never thought world to teach men to love one another !' the day went away as it ought, if he had not Then after looking wistfully at it for some done somebody a service. However, David," time, he said, Sarah, set this picture up over said she, “ He is not the worse off for all the mantle-piece, right before me as I lie; for that now, where he is gone to : but come, as I like to look at it, and when I had fixed it thee came to see Benjamin Franklin, thee up, he looked at it, and looked at it very shall see him yet.” And so she took me into much; and indeed, as tree sees, he died with his room. As we entered, she pointed to him, his eyes fixed on it.” where he lay on his bed, and said, “ There, did thee ever see any thing look so natural ?" Brutes Love Men More than Women.

And he did look natural indeed. His eyes were close — but that you saw he did not A WRITER in the Atlantic Monthly puts it breathe, you would have thought he was in a thus: sweet sleep, he looked so calm and happy. Kate, the other day, was asserting a wife's Observing that his face was fixed right towards right to control her own property, and inci. the chimney, I cast my eyes that way, and dentally advocating the equality of the seres behold! just above the mantle-piece was a - a touchy point with her — I put in : noble picture ! O it was a noble picture, sure “Tell me, then, Kate, why animals form enough! It was the picture of our Saviour stronger attachments to men than women. on the cross.

Your dog, your parrot, and even your cat, alI could not help calling out, “ Bless us all, ready prefer me to you. How can you acSarah !" said I, “what's all this?"

count for it unless you allow there is more in “What dost mean, David," said she, quite us to respect and love ?” crusty.

"I account for it," said she, with a most “Why, how came this picture here, Sarah: decided nod, “ by affinity. There is more afsaid I, “you know that many people think finity between you and the brutes." that he was not after this sort." “ Yes,” said she, “I know that too. But

The Motto on the Sun-Dial. thee knows that many who makes a great fuss about religion have very little, while some In a conspicuous place upon one of the who say but little about it have a good deal.” buildings in London, known as the Middle

“ That's sometimes the case, I fear, Sarah ;” Temple, and occupied by lawyers, might have said I.

been seen until recently, a sun-dial with a “Well, and that was the case," said she, memorable motto. The sun-dial was set up ó" with Benjámin Franklin. But be that as it before clocks became common. It was ordermay, David, since thee asks me about this ed by an association of lawyers known as great picture, I'll tell thee how it came here. benchers. The order was given to the most Many weeks ago, as he lay, he beckoned me celebrated manufacturer to prepare a dial to him, and told me of this picture up stairs, which should be worthy of the society and 01 and begged I would bring it to him. I the place. In due time the instrument was brought it to him. His face brightened up as.' constructed, and already for its public eta

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posure, with the exception of that without voice told me, · Begone about your business,' which no sun-dial would be considered com- so I hurried home as quickly as I could.” plete, namely, an appropriate motto. In or- “O! very well,” said the master, who was der to be furnished with this, the manufactur- a little of a wag; "that will do famously." er was desired to wait upon the benchers, on And on the next day the walls of the Middle an appointed day and hour.

Temple were adorned with a sun-dial, on It so happened that, being unable to attend which stood out, in large and attractive letin person, he sent his foreman, a plain, mat- ters, the sage and appropriate motto ter-of-fact man of business. When he came,

“ BEGONE ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS." according to instructions, he was surprised to

A capital motto it was, too. God has girfind that the benchers had separated, without

en every man his work, and the time to do it at all recollecting either the appointment or

in ; and happy are those who can always the motto. He found there one learned mem

make the hour and its duty go hand in hand. ber, who appeared to know little and care less about the entire affair, and who had manifest

Trust. ly been annoyed about something or other just at the moment when the man was usher

A Lady, who had interested herself much ed into his august presence. The foreman

on the behalf of two navvies embarking for was very abruptly asked what he wanted.

the seat of war in the Crimea, had purchesed “ Please, sir,” said the man, a little confus

four warm knitted vests for them, but had no ed at the mode in which he was addressed,

means of getting them conveyed to the vessel “ my master sent me for the motto."

on board which her poor shivering friends had - Motto, motto — what motto : I know embarked. Who was to take the much need nothing of a motto,” said the bencher.

ed articles of clothing to the vessel ? Says “ The motto for the sun-dial, please, sir,”

she: said the man, “which your honor promised

“ Beneath a lamp in the street stood a group to have ready."

of boys. Its light fell on a face which seem"I tell you,” said the honorable bencher, “ I know nothing about any motto, or sun

ed to introduce the sort of messenger I desirdial either. You should have been here much

ed. The story was told him. Now, my sooner. I cannot be delayed by you any

boy, we are strangers, and I do not want to longer. Begone about your business."

know your name or where you live, nor any The man, abashed, at once withdrew, and

clue to either. You might take these vests, returned to his master, who was anxiously

make twenty shillings upon them, or give

them away to your fathers and brothers, if waiting for the promised inscription. “ Well, John,' said he, have you seen the

you chose. I should never send the police

after you. But my confidence in the honor gentlemen ? " “ Yes, sir,” said John, “I saw one very

of English boys, which stands so high now,

would be broken down. And those two noqueer gentleman, who appeared in a very

bly honest men would suffer, and might take great hurry to get away.” “ And what did he tell you?” said the mas

cold and go into a consumption, and die; and

their wives and children break their hearts"Sir," said John, “ he first said he knew about them.' nothing about any motto, and then in a loud' “The boy's eyes flashed under the lamp-


light, and snatching the parcel, he said, Trust A Novel Method of Preventing Profane me! I'm the boy for it.'

Swearing. “ Eighteen-pence happened to be the worldly all we had with us, after paying for the The following is taken from the Biography vests. I told him how sorry I was for this; of Capt. John Smith, by George Canning Hill, but that it would pay his boat each way, and published by E. O. Libby & Co., Boston. he would have six-pence and a happy heart to ! " Smith in the mean while went ahead perlie down with at night.

severingly with such labors as were necessa• • It's a plenty. Father's a waterman. I

ry to obtain a proper freight for the ship; shall get his boat for nothing. All's right,"

and in a little while he had set the greater and off he ran.

part of them busily to work manufacturing “A note had been enclosed in the parcel to

tar and pitch, felling trees, and turning out one of the officers with whom I had had some

clapboards. No one of them all exerted himconversation, requesting him to send me one

self so much as he; dreading neither fatigue line by post that night or next morning, to nor exposure, shrinking from no sort of labor say that the parcel had reached its destined

or fasting, and continually inspiring the othowners.

ers with fresh zeal by his own contagious ex“ The next day passed, and the next, but|

ample. no letter came from the Jura, We read in the Times that she had sailed on Thursday

“ He invented a novel method, too, by morning. The day posts of Saturday arrived,

which to break the men who worked with but brought no news of the parcel.

him of the habit of using profane language ; "My trust failed. My boy is dishonest,'

and that was this — each one counted his fel. I said, “and my confidence in human honor

low-workman's oaths during the day; and, can never be the same again.'

at night, for every oath that had been used, a “But by the last post on Saturday evening

pail of cold water was poured down the guil

ty person's sleeve. It was soon found to hare came a note from the officer alluded to, to sayo that about seven o'clock on Wednesday eve

an excellent effect.” ning, a boy had taken a parcel on board, and had requested permission to deliver it to two

The Sign Language. men in the presence of the captain of the ship, the chief officer of the corps, and the A carpenter at the Sandwich Islands, re. medical officer.

cently sent his Hawaian assistant to an ad"Having discharged his duty, the last sound joining building for his pipe; but not speakheard amidst the splashing of his oars, as he ing the native language, he made use of signs left the ship's side, was the shout, • Tell that to explain his meaning. The native brought ere lady I kept my word and the jackets was the broad axe. Dispatched again with fresh in time.'

| instructions, he got no nearer the pipe than a “ All honor to the English boy, who sus- heavy saw horse, which he deposited near the tained my right to trust my brothers, young lover of the weed. A third attempt, with a or old. The world is not so wide, but we new pantomime of explanations illustrating shall meet again, I hope ; and, meet when we the fact that the desired article was on an elemay, the trusty and the trusting will be vation about five feet high, produced a crorfriends."

'bar, and then the woud-be smoker gave it up

EDITOR'S DEPARTMENT Prof. Greene gave lectures upon English gram

mar and analysis ; Mr. Colburn upon history and Read This.

mathematics; Mr. Goodwin upon geography,

physiology, &c.; and Mr. Blanchard upon music. Before the next number of THE SCHOOLMAS- Mr. F. B. Peckham, Jr., of Newport, interestTER reaches you, kind friends, many of you will ed and instructed the audience with recitations have commenced your winter term. You will and elcutoionary readings. The evenings were frequently meet with other teachers, as well as devoted to lectures adapted to a popular audience. with school-committees and other friends of ed. On Tuesday evening the lecture was delivered ucation. Will you take as much interst in the by George William Curtis, Esq., of New York. success of THE SCHOOLMASTER as to ask them Subject, Democracy and Education. On Wedto subscribe? This is not for “your neighbor.”nesday evening Rev. J.P. Gulliver of Norwich, It is meant for you, - you who are now reading Conn., delived a lecture of great value on The it. Do you wish THE SCHOOLMASTER to succeed School the Natural Ally of the Pulpit. - to continue to make its monthly visits to you? | On Thursday evening, Mr. Peckham enterIf so, just send in the names of some of your tained a large and discriminating audience with friends, whom you can induce to subscribe, ac

: to subscribe, ac- recitations and readings. companied by the dollar. Most of our friends in

The institute closed on Friday evening. The Rhode Island, to whom we sent bills last month,

'closing address was delivered by Hon. George S. have responded. Many, however, still remain

Boutwell, Ex-Governor, and present Secretary on the UNPAID list. We are prompt in sending

of the Board of Education, of Massachusetts. you the journal, and we wish you to reciprocate

The exercises, both day and evening, were by an early reply to our address. Don't oblige

held in Atlantic Hall. The attendance was us to come begging every month.

large, both of teachers from all parts of the May we not hope for an immediate and mate-l state, and of the citizens of Newport. More rial increase to our list of sympathizing friends, than two hundred teachers were present at the and to the debtor side of our cash book? Who meeting

meetings of the session, and the exercises were makes the first and loudest reply ?

unusually interesting and well adapted to awak

en a deeper interest in the noble profession of Teachers' Institute at Newport. teaching. The evening lectures were of a high

order and well calculated to interest the comA teachers' institute was held by the State munity in popular education. We were much Commissioner at Newport, commencing on Mon- interested in the lecture on Wednesday evening day, Oct. 4th.

by Rev. Mr. Gulliver. His thesis was that the The opening lecture was given on Monday natural tendency of the proper culture of the evening by Barnas Sears, LL. D., President of intellect is to secure the proper culture of the Brown University, which was followed by a poem heart. This is a position which has been denied by Hon. Wm. M. Rodman, A. M., Mayor of by many, and much objection has been made to Providence.

our system of public schools, on the ground that Tuesday morning, prayer was offered by Rev. they are Godless Schools.” It has been by S. Adlam, when the institute was organized by some warmly contended that intellectual culture the Commissioner, and the regular exercises alone, unaccompanied by that systematic, thorcommenced. The drill exercises were conducted ough and complete moral and religious training each day by the Commissioner, Messrs. Dana P. which might be given in parochial schools, but Colburn and Daniel Goodwin, of the State Nor- which our ideas of religious toleration exclude mal School, Prof. S. S. Greene, of Brown Uni- from the public school, supported by government, versity, and Mr. E. R. Blanchard, of Boston. 'is an injury rather than a blessing. The lectur

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