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Tioga Eagle (Newspaper) - April 21, 1847, Wellsboro, PennsylvaniaThe wheeled spors to him dashed Tioga the by James p. Marfil inv Little end a Boitel lit the top boys Gen. Tailor a Era i is where we want them and i editor and proprietor. Wellsborough Tioga cp., a. Dollars Irjud Fiat cent per a i Jai exclusive of cent 9 deducted if Jid. Within the year and for Cash a Dollar will be deducted i paper discontinued until All arrearage Are unless tit Theop Linof i exceeding twelve lines in lne 1 three times for one for every sub Juen insertion Twenty five cents. 15 six fors evenly five Cenis. Arge for one or three insertions the same 1 discount to yearly advertisers. 3uena Vista account of the Battle. To intros politics Vivell Iboko As if det Eimi suet m u s e from a mortar our Camp without Ruck with be m we find in the 3 Cui Orleans Tropic of the Ultimo he subjoined highly interesting pc court of the Battle of Buena Vista from i pen of an accomplished Gei Illeman who Cirei its Lyonors and its perils. It is full of iere6t, As presenting the most graphic Des i plan of the scenes of that ensa Guined Llinat we Nave yet seen of the n. O. Till in. Camp at Liitt Xavina 1 be. 24, 1s-17, on the morning of the intelligence general Taylor at his Camp on the overlooking Saltillo from the South that whose presence in our Vicinity been reported for several Days was and inning upon our main body stationed near Rancho de Buena Vista about Miles from Saltillo. The general in squares to resist has charge. Moved Forward with Alay s squad of dragoons Sherman s and Brago s Bat of artillery and the Mississippi regi of Rio men under col. Davis and a at the position which he had selected r awaiting the attack of the enemy about o clock the time and the place the a the Man seemed to Promise a Glo Cerr Bratun Daj. It was the 22d in r y the anniversary of that Jay on the of Battles Yave to Freedom its Glrst f Snori to patriotism its purest to a in Erica a preserver and to the learn so of per c i in or panegyric sinks before the Lune equally a matter of indifference the terms of adjustment must be arranged by Gunpowder. I the messenger r and we waited in his artillery. Hoi movement on his the mexican comm born Ness was amp Steps t e r c o at Ien turned to Bis employer Lence to hear the Roar of is rolled by without any it and in appeared that under grieved at our stub t disposed to retrace his de to have no further in ungrateful de Resolution to open fire Wing several shells into Cec ution. While ibis was going on Captain Steen of the 1st dragoons with a single towards a Hill on which the a mexican general seemed to be stationed with his is aft but before be completed the the party vanished and when be reached he discovered that two regiments had thrown themselves Inlo the e Captain s Gravity was overcome by this opposition Ana he returned. Just before number of Santa Anna s infantry had succeeded in getting a position High up the mountains on our lefts from which they could make noise without exposing themselves to Muffi danger and at a distance of three bundled Mendouse fire upon this was returned which were disc purpose As soon cards opened a most tre col. Marshall s regiment by iwo of his companies United end detached for the s they could arrive within a neighbourly Range. The skirmishing continued until save he u Cifuni in the morning was Bright and Vil a Cloud floated a thwart the firmament or i the of the sky Ami the flood re Juncaj which gilded the Moun Ops and poured Over the valleys wrought and Shade into a thousand fantastic for fris. A soft Breeze swept Down from 4he rolling Inlo Graceful Una ulalious Banner of the Republic which was proud y streaming from the Flag staff of the Lort and from the Lowers and battlements of Sal the omens were All in our favor the Choice of his position Gen. Taylor exhibit and the same comprehensive sagacity masterly canny which characterized depositions Resaca de la Palma and sch crowned All his opera amid the blazing lines of during the taken who repo consisting of if eluding some 24 airy and gift e e n firming the state the firing on de soon us on the morning this was charges of Artil the mexicans h night a 12 Poun the Mountain Tion which Coul Meracl the effect -1th-artillery, w of Washington s dark Wilh no result to us of three very slightly. Hta mexican prisoner was led Santa Anna s Force As Ien pieces of artillery in founders six thousand Cav Housand infantry Ihus con nent of his Superior or extreme left which Ceas it on ilie22d, was renewed i the 22d, at an Early hour accompanied by Quick Dis re from the same Quarter established during the or on a Point at the Rich commanded any Posi 1 1 be taken by us.1 t f this Price Lieut. O Brien detached with three pieces Ball Jery having with him Lieut. Bayati. Of the topographical engineers a a Plains Rise on either Side of an Irre i who having planted a Feriv shells in he midst r broken Valley about three Miles dotted Over with Hill and ridges Broad und winning ravines Road lies course of an Beil of which is now so deep As to Tarin t n almost impassable Barrier a Hile is bounded by precipitous ele t re cuing perpendicularly towards or and separated by Broad mingle into one at the base of principal on the right of the i pit it St Poi it of the Roadway a battalion if Glrst Jylli Irois regiment Tuider Lieut. Was stationed at a Small, extending to the natural Ravine on the opposite height Ibe main body the regiment under c of. Jiardini was Posl in. Wit ii a single piece of artillery from capt. Abington s Balley. The Post of Honor on ext Rene right was assigned to Cragg s his left supported by the second re of Kentucky foot under . Mckee Ell flank of which rested upon the Arroyo. Ii Hington s Batery occupied a position in Ely in front of Tea narrow a Point of the in the rear of which and Bome whal o i i left in another height the second regiment under col. Bissell Wai next on the Eft the a Jiliana Bri o . Under Gen. Lane was deployed while extreme left the Kentucky cavalry or col. Marshall occupied a position Dir under the frowning summits of the Iii Isains. The two squadrons of the first second dragoons and the Arkansas Caval of the enemy s Iilva silenced i gunners for the time off ecu fire. By three cheers showing t men had liitle disposition to themselves they were not u act of dieting i Shell gallantry another. A portion of the r Diatel rallied around him. An de by the officers. Dix in p hem towards the enemy u men volunteered to Lake the Al returned to the Field though repair the disaster which t created to retrieve to a Eli character of the state. Wei Ever by this disgraceful pan ing the artillery its front extended and differ pieces under Sherman b Thomas Reynolds Kilburn Bryan working Carnag of the enemy As to make Bis and fro like ships upon the Triumph at the Indiana Retreat moment and Bis Shobota of followed by groans of anguish of expiring hundreds. Washington s Battery on the opened its fire and driven Bac of lancers advancing in hat d the entire line the Battle in fury. Twenty one thousand of mexican oppression and t of mexican despotism were a five thousand americans Sequer a peace the try followed each other More sounds of the Swiss Bell ring if Tamre Job bal tag and wednesday c come hero mindful of of Ibe part Ament imn was re for an then i id in one of i the parly of in time to in flight i d t degree 1 the Day to was fast As Advance sections Ai o Bri French in the Rai 1 nuns Roll pillows. Waa but y were sind he shrinks ight had now a Large party Section. Along d Wilh great be vict myrrh id Ayed Aga Forth to Don not Fervour of a Jin Alf and the volleys of a til Lery reverberated through the the thunders of Art Alpine sic the myriads of mexican c sed Jourard on our left a charge upon the Mississippi Davis who bad been of Jere Indiana regiment and had i serving a fragment of it in of the in rapidly than is in the i an the mountains like Valry still pres threatened a a under col. To sup Poi to a needed in Jere position. W his command of Cahng toward s Advance. Of he sliced of me Davis immediately thre the form of a a the enemy and awaited h came dashing will All 1 horses but when he arrived at that from which could be seen Eljie Whites of dyes both lines poured that scattered him like of. Into the he ican Junt his Lead Felling Triin a a for i if a Sheet of from the move Menla soon along the left our line it became evident that the enemy was attempting to turn that , and for this purpose had concentrated a Large body of cavalry and infantry on his. On his right. Tiie base of the Mountain around which these troops were winding their Way seems d girdled a Belt of steel is their glittering sabres and polished ounces. Flash it Hack the beams of the morning Sun Sherman s and Bragg s batteries were immediately Orde Reil to the left col. Bissell s re Gimein occupied a position Between them while col. Mckee s Keri Lucians were fans feared from the right of our line so As to hold a position near the Centre. The second Indiana regiment under col. Bowles placed on our extreme left nearly per Pendi Gallant Steed to the Earth Aid sending of riders to the sleep that a knows no Waring. While tha dispersed mexican cavalry rallying the 3d Indian regiment under col ordered to join col. Davis sup ported by a considerably july of hours soul this time from some in Knowli our Wagon train displayed 19 length the Saltillo Road and offer led prize for the mexican Laners. Which j they seemed not unwilling to appropriate j. For a a son Lions Lery Beai i april 21 Job. 454. Lif ully served bailed the grape and canister upon them with terrible effect. The Criff of Santa Anna had restored Bis and with Bis reinforcement of Cav Alry he determined to charge our line. Under cover of Heig artillery horse and advanced upon our batteries. These from Ibe Small Ness of our infantry Force were but feebly supported yet by the most Brilliant and Dar ing efforts nobly maintained their positions. Such was he rapidity of their transitions officers arid pieces seemed empowered with ubiquity a d upon cavalry infantry alike wherever they appeared they Rio need so destructive a fire As to silence the enemy s artillery compel Bis whole Tjo fall Back and soon to assume a sort of Sawo qui pent indicating anything but Victory. Again oar spirits Rose. The mexicans appeared thoroughly routed and while their regiments and divisions were flying before us our Light troops were ordered Forward and followed them with a most deadly fire mingled with which Rose above the Roar of artillery. In this charge he first Illinois regiment and Mckee e Ken Lucians were Foremost. The Pursuit was too hot and As it evinced Joo clearly our deficiency in numbers the mexicans with a suddenness which was almost magical ral lied and returned upon us. Ishey came in myriads for a while the carnage was dreadful on both aides. We were but a handful in oppose the frightful masses which burled upon us. Anil could East by have resisted an Avalanche of thunderbolts. We were driven Back and the Day seemed lost beyond redemption. Victory which a moment be fore appeared within our gras by torn from our Standard. Thi p. Was sudden re was but one bar sure and Hope but that proved a steadfast. While our men were through the ravines at the extremities of which a body of mexican lancers were stationed pounce upon them like Liger St Brent and whining of Washington s Battery gave them such a torrent f grape As to put them to flight and thus a veil the remnants of those Brave regiments which bad Long born portion of the fight. On the while Ibe mexicans came rps Bing on like legions of fiends the artillery was left unsupported and capture by the enemy seemed inevitable but Bragg and Thomas Rose with the crisis and eclipsed even the Fame they won at Monterey while Sherman o Brien Bryan proved themselves worthy of the tie hottest other flank Tunaley Lieut. Tucker Willii a squad the 1st dragoons capt. Steen having previously wounded and capt. Eustis c de in his bed Fay was present by order of Gen. Taylor is Abni among in a most Briliant style dispersing the his charge As effectually an ii Previn of Iii Mississippi May d with a Squadron of Arkansas cavalry capt. Pike and supported by a single of artillery under lieu. Reynolds claimed their share in the discussion oppose by a direct fire the flank movement of enemy. These dispositions Bavin i been promptly effected the artillery of both armies opened its fires and simultaneously the mexican infantry commenced a rapid and extended d i s or a rec upon our line from the left to Mallee s regiment. Our artillery belched fort a its thunders with. Ire Mendlous effect while the Kentuck Vialys returned the fire of ther my lican infantry with Greal Steadi Ness and Success their Field officers Mcclee Clay and Fry passing along their lines Ani mating Ami the men by Precept been Onyn and them i by s fire ,00116, under piece now and the mexicans Hadj again Fisl bled from ire of once. Every horse with o Bren s Battery was killed and the enemy had advanced to within Range of sweeping All before conspicuous i him. But Here his was arrested arid before the showers of Iron Hail which assailed him squadrons and battalions fell on of like leaves in the blasts of autumn. The mexicans were once More driven Back with Lincoln assistant adjutant general to Gen. Wool fell Early in the action Vroile proudly distinguished by Bis efforts to bring the Fly ing regiment Back to their position and with Bia last breath bore testimony against Indi Ana cowardice col. Yell was pierced while gallantly leading Bis regiment against the mexican cavalry. The Noble Hardin met his death gloriously while conducting the last terrible charge. Col. Mckee alter having gallantly sustained the Honor of Kentucky throughout the action fell in the Foremost rank and Lieut. Colonel Clay was Cut Down at almost the same moment with Hardin and Mckee while giving Bis men the most Brili ant example of Noble daring and lofty Chiv Alry. Others have fallen but their names Are not known to me nor is it for me to pronounce the Eulogy of those whose names 1 have recorded. Other and Able pens will do Justice to the character and memory of the illustrious dead whose Devotion to the Republic they have written with their blood and settled with their lives. Lincoln was a Gallant Lof Licer and accomplished gentleman of pure heart and general impulses and Wor thy of his revolutionary lineage. Yell was warm Friend and Gallant Man Quick to see it. Hardin was one of nature s noblest spirits a sol Dier tried and True a rare Union of the Best qualities of the Bend and heart Mekee was Wise in Council and Brave in the Field with a heart moved by. The tenderest sym ties and most Noble impulses. And what shall i say of Young Ibe Brave the in the soul of every lofty devoted to his friends anal generous to his enemies. He fell in the Flower of his age and usefulness and has left no worthier name behind him. If he was not he Nob lest roman of them All few will deny that in the elements so mixed that nature might stand up and say to All the Wab a but i cannot go on. Buena Vista. I our Lime to git kentuckians Dauphi Ine impolite like electric , Wilb their naked bayonets in less time than i have relating it routed them completely and drove them from the Field. When Cape. Bragg Wai pouring bit grape and canister into the enemy s dense Colonna slaying them right left and Centre general Taylor quietly Rode no behind hire without being observed and in an undertone of voice a Little More grape Cape. Those few words so completely i spirited him and men that they fired with re Doub feet de vigor and the result shows of f a i tilt Mart graft the right and re Ady to pursue Lieut. Col. Charles May. The time Lieut. Crittenden was seat by Gen. Taylor during Lite late Battle with a Flag of truce to a detached body of 1000 to 1500 mexicans that were being Cut to pieces by our fire col. May was on the eve of charging them with Bis dragoons but As Lieut. C1 was passing with his Flag displayed May Rode out Anu crossed his Palm to inquire the object of bit Mission. I am going out to Tell them Fellows to i Render in order to save. Their wait till i charge Shenji 1 ".impossible, the old Man has sent the must go on 1 but my Good Fel Low " said May Enloe singly for god s Sake just rein up for five and give us a Cuba race at would do anything to of Liget you colonel but i have the old Man s of Deks and Here is do help for Lieut. A rein to his horse whilst the colonel returned to the head of his Squadron in the Xvi int of All possible Humours against those things called flags of truce. The dragoons made several splendid charges during tha a a tin though the whole number present was Only four troops. Circle. Incidents of till Battle of Buena Colar to Iho direction of our line so As to 1 they Hud to another Shock the two be Sifes a fierce six Pounder j and i Saltillo col. Yell tuck ians we grape from lancers once More their Corset towards the met the remainder of mint and Marshall s Ker them towards Ibe mountains on the Side of the Valley where from Ance when last visible it May they Are still running. In this movement they were compelled through a Rancho in Winch Many and example rider colonel yell were posted in rear also received the exigencies 1, firmness Ana valiant comrades had i for any service which be Day might require. These dispositions had been made for some Une when the enemy were advancing Iatha instance and Che Clouds of dust which up before him gave satisfactory Evi that Bis numbers were not unworthy in trial of strength upon which we were Iii Ilio enter. He arrived upon Bis Posi in immense masses and Wilh forces suf numerous to have commenced Bis Clack at once had a been As confident of sheets As it subsequently appeared he Ivas for our safety. The first evidence directly afforded us Ollie presence of Santa Anna was a while Flag which was dimly flu ii ring in the , and anon sur general Lindenberg of the mexican a Iny arrived a Beautiful Emblem benevolent bravado and Christian Charity. H was r missive irom Santa Anna is biggest Vej by considerations for our personal cd Foit Livaich has placed us under lasting obligations Jiro posing to general Taylor terms of unconditional surrender promising Good treatment assuring us that tit Force amounted to up wards of men Ihal our defeat waa inevitable and that to spare the effusion of blood Bis proposition should be complied with. Gay the american general the greatest no pure Calion. Whatever of style Anna s kind add informed him that whether his amounted to or it was the second Illinois regiment i Fuge who from the enemy s fire with Grea t quite an effective returned an ample equivalent. Wilile the fierce conflict was going on the main body o to Ibe right preservative i. I there reported Gen. Taylor in full col. Hardin s regiment moved of the kentuckians and the re of each stale seemed id vie ported moreover kansn.3 cavalry v the result of this deemed it unnecessary t accordingly kept Ort the deviously taken Retreat re upon them. I hot t hundreds of to Well Sali Fie in Ellort that make r Way to Tow and doing the b St service for their both regiments gallantly sustained their positions and h n unfading laurels. The Veter ans of aus a Rtiz could not have exhibited More Couro a coolness and Devotion. In he in la Lime the enemy s cavalry had been Shelih by pursuing its Way along he Mountain und though our artillery had wrought great havoc numbers the leading eau Points of lion to Al moment the its Improti flight Brin it Drons had Pasi ii tha extreme Nger and were almost in Posi k us in rear. At this critical Indiana Rem Neift turned upon r front and corf fenced an Anglo of col Bowles to position were vain and Over Hills and i divines they punit a their shame Ful career to the great of lie enemy who. Rent ipe Wilb shouts of several of ulcers of Gen. Taylor s staff immediately dashed off to arrest if possible the retreating reputation regiment and restore in again to and duly. Major Dix of the pay depart Mei i formerly of the 7th infantry was the f Msj to reach the deserters., and seizing ii col prs of the regiment appealed to Ibe men to know when eur they bad deter mined to desert Thim. He Wai to swered at ibis time the mex divided and the Fortune with us. Santa Anna saw the Cris by Craft and Cun ninja sought to Aveil sent a White Flag to know what he wanted believed to be a Mere t re collect Hia men but Al though fit to notice was deputed to meet ill Sarita Anna and say to Ted peace i had the mexicans ilium Flocs thus adding treat order to the other part can Force a of Llie a Taylor Dei this to Solo gain t he american it and Geln represent ii him Bat we interview c selves re Ope Ery of Llie Rian Pralic distinguished their i Mode of Flag however had which its Willy Rigi though our troops jul vented the reman Der joining the main Lody been done by a fir i w lasted would have Bee of Faith. Although during this inter Iii a a polished i Alor design d for Inal position a of mid mailed behind. Up can there the opened a by it fire w have a effects of his j Caval t Coul Ich _ Aile on i an undoubted ortion of the regained the ble number Ile Reynold real. S much were bund it. He ring to at once me and Gener Wool live of wan told be de their highest every Man belonging to o Brien s Battery was either killed or wounded. Capt Bragg seeing this and fearing that his own guns might be captured prepared to take another position. At this critical juncture when a single false move might have proved fatal to Trie whole army major Mansfield of the Engineer department spurred to Gen Tayloff and informed him of the contemplated change of position. Go bark replied Gen Taylor and Ell him not to move an Inch but to give them grape and the obeyed by the Gallant brag up at loss though taking with Ihen he a As it was Arul his Battery three prices of artillery Ivsich were without i instantly vomited Forth the most a Ircul Les i auction the Guna being charged with Musket j during the Daf when All bolls and every death dealing mis horses. Thus thrice seemed Honor did the a raillery by the ability with which it was Najia ii Rcd Roll Back of Success from the enemy j mexicans fought with All the fury of despair Siles. To Battle lasted eight Long hours without the slightest intermission the s which and give overwhelming destructive Neas to its effect that the army waa saved and the glory of the arms maintained. The Battle had now raged with variable Success for nearly 4en hours and by a sort of Mutual consent alter the last carnage wrought among the mexicans by the Artil Lery both parties Tremell willing to pause upon the result night fell and the Amer ican general with his troops slept upon the Battle if necessary to resume operations on the Morrow. But Ere the Sun Rose again upon the scene the mexi cans disappeared leaving behind hem Only the hundreds of their dead and dying whose Bones Are to Whiten native Hills and whose moans of anguish were to excite in their enemies that compassion which can have no existence in the bosoms of their friends. Throughout action general Taylor was where the shots fell hottest and thick est two of which passed through Hia clothes. He constantly evinced the greatest Quick Ness of conce Tanj Fertility of resource and a Cool unerring judgment not to be baffled. Gen Wool was wherever his presence was required stimulating the troops to activity and exe Ilion. The operations of were confined to Bis own brigade and his efforts were worthy of better material for their application. Major Bliss bore him self with his usual having his horse a at Palo Alto shot n the head. Or. Crittenden a son of the senator from Ken Tucky was conspicuous in the Field As Volunteer Aid Gen. Medical doctor s assistant surgeon Hitchcock could be sometimes seen where the balls feel thick the ends tally pre y from have parly i breach lancers i r orig till Rej infantry Artil est binding up Een be a wound d or dressing a Bro Ken leg with True professional Zeal and anon galloping with the ardor of eur Knight conveying orders to the differ ent commanders. In this As in every Case of arbitrage it by the sword the Laurel is closely entwined with the Cypress and the Lustre of a Brilli ant Victory is darkened by the blood at which it has been purchased. I am unable to state our loss but it Baa been very severe and proves the Battle of Busija Viii to have been by far the Oioi terrible conflict in which our troops have been engaged. Capt. And left no Means untried to carry the Day Al the desperate attack on o Brien s Bat Terey when the Indiana brigade wavered and tottered a a Long the line from the for a of overwhelming numbers major Dix of the department snatched a Flag from Che hands of its Carrier and rushed to the front of the brigade and extorted the men to stand firm. His presence reanimated them and they redoubled their exertions. Colonel ii be of Ibe Quarter Jefferson Davis the Brave chivalrous and i do not know any it study a child s capacities. If some Are naturally Dull and yet o do Well notice the Effort and do not Cen sure a teacher might As Well scold a child for being near sighted As for being naturally Dull. Some children have a Griat verbal memory others quite the re verse. Some minds develop Early others late. Some have appeared stupid because the True Spring of character had never been touched. The dunce of a school May turn out in the living progressive won. Der working Genius of the age. In order to Ert the Best spiritual influence we must in stand the spirit upon which we wish to have influence. For with the human mind we must with nature and not Agatinac it. Like the Leal of the nettle if touched Way it stings like a Wasp if the other it is softer than Satin. If we should do Justice to the human mind we must find its Peculiar characteristics and adapt ourselves 10 individual wants. In conversation on Thia Point Wilb a Friend who is the principal in one of our Best grammar schools and to whose instruction i look Back with Deli gel your said be Are quiet True let me Tell you a Little incident bears upon this point1 last summer i had a girl who iras exceedingly behind in All her to Tucie. She was at the foot of the division and n to care but Little about her Book 1 pc happened that As a relaxation i let the m at Imes Dur it school hours unite in singing noticed that this girl bad a remarkably tear Syvret voice and i said to her Jane Rou have a Good voice and Yon May Lead in inging.1 she brightened no and from that Ime her mind seemed More Active. Her lessons were attended to and she soon gain d a High rank. One Day As i was going lome i overtook her with a school compan on. Well. Said i you Are get ing along very Well Bow happens it you o by much better now than Al Ibe begin she replied. Accomplished commander of the Mississippi rifles was severely wounded. The Lieuten it colonel of this regiment from a wound received at Monterey a yet quivering on the verge of the grave having been the first to mount the Walls of the castellated fort at that Battle and now his chief is struck Down. Truly May it be said of this regiment it has performed its duty Well. Two thousand followed the mexican army remained like ministering Angels to take care of the wounded. Gen. Taylor treated them with jibe kindness due their sex and the humanity expected of an american. Generals Wool and Taylor met after the Retreat commenced. Gen. Wool rushed be tween his extended arms and congratulated him upon the favourable result of the Day s toil. playfully retorted. _ of its impossible to us when 109 All pull Togo Thor. The was Gen. Taylor inspires i soldiers with confidence., 1 during the late Battle at Buena Vista to 2d Kentucky regiment of infantry Becam with the enemy s lancers. From Ibe overwhelming number of the Ian cers the colonel considering his regimen lost and about to be Cut to pieces despatched fits adjutant to Gen. Taylor to say to i Bat. His regiment was completely surround the he1 was fighting hand to hand that id All probability he would be total and to ask Gen. who he should Gen. Taylor promptly replied to the and juju. Tank whose countenance was the perfect Pic Ture of in the coolest manner imaginable saying go and Tell your c of Yontl be hat got them Juit where he wan to them and now ii the time to give them i know what she told me the other said her companion. And what was it i asked. Why she said she was yes Here we have she was encouraged. She Felt she not Dull in everything she had Learned self respect and tabs she was encouraged. Some twelve or thirteen years ago there was Franklin school an excessive Dull boy. One Day the teacher wishing to look out a word took up the lad s dictionary and opening it found the Blank leaves covered with drawings. He called the boy to him. Did you draw these said the teacher. Yes said the boy with a downcast look. I do not think it is very Well for boys to draw in their said he and i would rub the scout if i were you but they Are Well done. Did you Ever take Lei sons no said the boy Hii eyes spark Ling. Well i think you have a Talent for thit thing. 1 should like you to draw me some thing when Yon Are at Leisure at Home and bring it to me. In the Meen Lime see How Well you can recite your lessons " the boy Felt he was understood. He be Gan to Lovle his teacher. He took Delight in Gratifying Bis teacher by Hia faithful Neif to his studies while the teacher took every Opportunity to encourage him in his natural desires. The boy became one of the first scholars and gained the medal before he left school. After this be became an engraver Laid up Money enough to go to Europe studied the works of old Masten. Tent production from Hia own Pencil which found a place in some of the Bic collections of paintings end is now one of the most prom Ising to twists of his years in the country. Of

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