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He ihikkck mi' n initnuecrlnt.
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Or scan thu pointing Hue,
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(Ht week my hiiiln was lOolliiK
Willi loio mill with hour;
A pile of copy b) my chum,
And greener lmiitlt lay near.
I'ngo nltir page I Ht os rend.
Thoy niiiilc ubout n renin :
I nh'iit, nnil In my nihil oil hrnin
Aioe mi awful dronm.
1 dreamed 1 was nn editor,
And heir. y on mo lay
I ho tnxkol loading lintiiiiccririt
To in lut mid enst nwiiy.
1 stood In paper to my knoos;
Hut, when I touched tho lump,
It surged mill boiled like cicoan waves,
And now was three root deep.
1 -t niggled; but tho nccursod shoots
Ito-otlllmy bieiiHt thoy mot:
1 shouted but thoy choked my mouth,
And swelled moro rurtous yet.
1 ntiove to swim; but o'er my head
Tin- contributions' foam
Hushed howling and u doop voloo cried,
Thor'e plenty moro to come."
My lslon changed; n manuscript
Mv Jlniioi" seemed to hold;
Aoiii imiAiUt i-oiitfiu I ruid
Four modest shoots nil told.
I tin ned the pap'! tho shoots weie eight!
I stared: mid counted Ion!
I tried to rend; "I was twenty now !
I shiiokcd: they grow again!
And piyo on pngo, like UNdriiV bonds,
i.iown for ench one 1 turn:
1 thiuxt thorn madly In the stoso,
Hut thoy rofueo to bum!
It chiinuoil iiBiiln; n riolmiiur nmiui
I to tho ossn) signed.
HruMi! This nctlc jouttger class
I.eino? us old blnls behind.
Hut w hat T " Tho ballot." " pink silk tights'
!c Koek," mid "Dunuis tils!"
"Do Mnupln!" mid "Mnblllo's do Iht6l"
Whnt hoirld thoughts woiu those!
And horrid wolds! 1 rlso nghnnl
Hut from tholiisoloiis jingo
(.rinr with a I'lillic lour at mo
The spirit of tho ago!
I xttirt In hoiror from tho dronm,
Whon, lo! before mo lies
Jly chum's lust odltorlnl.
And there words sroot m ef: -
Product- or Freshman entorprUe
We hold In our iobWloii.
liioroti-liig contributions, mnrred
II) loosunoss of oxproaslou.
Kcry mint is by duly bound lo repaid
with il'iarityaud to support every organi
zation that t'-nd tow aid tho nmoliora
tioii of hlri follows. And as tho world is
gradually approaching pel Portion, tlio
tine pliilnnlhropiHi can oil ily find room
to cast in Ills moans. For we Hvo in an
age of reason, and are thoroforo blessed
ly tlie companionship oi' reasonable men
ami women. And ..s it is a progressiva
As one of these channels we look upon
the Granger movement of to-day, through
which we candidly believe a great
work is to be accomplished, in the way
of reformation. Can an organization ho
bound in harmony, and based on princi
ples of truth and justice, have a tendan
cy in any other direction than upwind,
or an influence any other than for the
moral culture of its members V
II becomes us theri, as young men .and
women, looking fonvaid to middle age,
when we shall have to take upon our
selves the task of improving upon the
work of our fathers, in order to advance
mankind to the greatest peifection, lo ten
der this movement our earnest support.
In all ages, great questions arise with
regard to politcal economy and tho moral
and social culture of society, and, in a
groat measure, upon the solutions -jf these
questions, depend the steps of one genera
tion to another. Demonstration of
these questions have been attempted by
tho Granger-, but how far they have suc
ceeded or will succeed yet remains to bo
lotormined. There is much room for good,
especially in the rural districts to which
this organization i- indigenous through
the cultivation of social relations.
Thousands of families make gteat mis
takes by forgetting to foster social cul
ture, while Impelling to. get rich. And
hence there has been great demand for
any otganization that would tend towaid
the union of noighboilioods and sic
tion.-. upon questions ut sucn muu
interest. To Mi is eineigency have
come the Grangers, and so haypilj are
they adapted to this end, that wo are of
ten surprised on going into neighbor
hoods, where once existed clamor and
discoid, to find union and lrlcmWiip.
But a principle so great as this cannot .be
satisfied within neigh boi hoods alone.
It must teach out and influence the
whole country. Immigration will thus be
slreugthcned; for the farmers through
out the Mississippi valley, fioiu which
our strength must come, in moving west
will not be thrown among strangers, but
will find friends who will take pleasure
in aiding, and if need be, providing for
thorn. Looking at it then in this light.and
we nro puiuaded that it is a true ono, we
cannot cull the organization a band, by
motives tied for the completion of some
selfish ends and enterprises.
The Grangers are called upon to answer
questions of great financial importance;
fte, the world is ever awake
in so much, that men are constantly on
the alert, looking out new passages
through this mountain barrier to progress.
for they took birth from a great financial
crisis. From '119 the depression in the
prices, for grain has been so great, that
those depending on the sale of their farm
products have yearly become deeper and
deeper involved in debt; so that at present
there are thousands of fanners unable to
pay their taxes. Is it strange then, that
thoy should seek a more direct line of
market, by establishing grange? Econ
omy has thus become tho watch woid
' AVg hoar it in the east as well as in the
west; and the quesnion that found Con
gress so long divided, was whether it
would be economy to gratify the east or
tho west on the ttrrency question. The
east is flooded with money, and loans are
at four or five per cent, while west they
are from fifteen to twenty-five per cent.
This problem was demonstrated years
ago, and to-day we have the same result
while the west is crowded with poor
emmigrants, the east holds all the capi
talists, and thus the bulk of the means;
but the western ommigrant is compelled to
spend money for all Iho necessities of
life. These all come from tho east,and of
course the money returnes to tho same
place. No one then, taking these things
into consideration, can be surprised to
find the west destitute of means Tlie
great financial question, if successfully
sol veil, will be solved by directly supply
ing the west with manufactories supported
by western products This will stop tho
great How of wealth from west to east for,
using our cheaper material, wo can come
far below the east in prices, and Aealtn
will fiow to our own doors. Increasing
the currency, is only an attempt on the part
of Congress, by raising an imposing dam,
to back the water of this great financial
stieam over its sources. The east will first
be drowned and the wateis raised far above
it, before tho west can satiate its thirst.
Tlie question then: Can the grangers of
feet a change in this .state for the better?
It is not at all unreasonable to supiwrttH
that they can. For, as their object is the
cultivation of rigid economy, they will
naturally be attracted around nuclei of
interests, and wherever a central in
terest is, will spring up a manufactory of
some needed article. This is no presump
tion, for we ato only requited to look here
and there throughout the gteat manufac
Hiring districts of the country, to find this
statement fully verified. The order is at
present in its infancy, yet we sec this fact
demonstrated wherever it lias sufficient
influence. For ono great drain upon wes
tern farmers is for farming instruments
and there aio already springing up in va
rious pints manufactories of agricultural
implements through the instrumenlality
of the gi angers alone. And as the organ.
ization becomes more fully developed, and
the gteat centres searched and foundv we
reasonably expect, by cat fully discarding
the "middle men," to see in every such
great center a manufactory to supply the
demand. In iow of tlie future, then, we
can not look upon this movement as a
tiling of small and insignificant life, but
one destined to shape and mould the
wealth of the west ono destined to
give us all tho advantages of the east, and
apowerfull instrument for turning the
flood of means from east to west,
P. M. L.
proved basis than they now do; and, of
course each and every thinking man has
an opinion of his own, or as we might
term it liis pet hobby, and we will ad
mit that a large nutnbor ride their hobby
until it becomes thread-bare and disgus
ting to the public because it is being con
tinually before the people, who appear
soon to get tired of plain truths. In En
gland we are led to believe the schools
are more for the wealthy, than for the
poor men's sons; but as a remedy wo have
our gigantic system of public schools,
where all are treated alike. But, do wo
not find it to be a great error in our edu
cational system, that so many are finely
educated in literary pursuits whon
in reality they have no tastes in com
mon with their studies ? Wow our hobby
is an old one, belonging to another man,
and we have just borrowed it for the oc
casion because it suits us exactly; we
think a splendid mode to operate a school,
is to have a large workshop run in connec
tion wijh the school. In the Agricultural
department the students are practically
educated and perchance earn enough to
pay their way through the u long course."
Why indeed cannot arrangements be
made by which students pursuing a reg
ular course, can learn some useful trade
while engaged in educating themselves
intellectually. As a consequence of our
present rule, the world is being provided
with pickpockets and clever forgers &c,
for all first-class theives are college bred
gentlemen. Labor in this country is not
looked down upon and tlie " blve-clooded"
youth can soil his dainty white hands by
hard labor and never bo thought any the
less of. And many are the poor lads, w ho
possess genius though they arc money -les-,
that ale cngoih striving to gain an
education, nnd should we not assist them
as much as is in our power V- "Wereman
ufactoiies inaugurated bv our state, and
the state students put to labor within
them, we feel assured that our halls would
be filled to overflowing with an immense
number of students. "Were the Studknt
office enlarged, so that the students could
do composition or bookwork, it would be
ono great step towards a better future.
A school-ship makes a first-class sailor,
as well as scholar of the student and why
should not our University make a good
tradesman as well as scholar of her stud
ents? 13. S. Pixciku.
On the Win:;.
Schools in all ages of the world have
differed greatly in the mode by which
they teach their pupils, and we cannot
help but say that they arc improving
much for the better. Yet, wo nro contin
ually looking forward to somo period,
when they will stand on a much more im-
There are many peculiar emotions of
tlie thoughtful traveler, tts the train glides
westward. The boundless expanse of
prairies has much of the sublime in it, ami
arouses thoughts and feelings nearly akin
to thoso feelings in the hoait of the
wanderer over the Untitles-, waters of old
ocean. But while the thought of im
mensity possesses the soul in gazing over
tlie prairie, another comes with it that
does not compliment the emotions
awakened by sight of tho mighty ocean.
It is that these oxtonsh'e plains, now so
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