tenon f fmif:ontIib Jjiips. I," . . 4 i i i i .t Voluino I. HAI.KM. oltKOON, JAM'AUY I a. I7M. Number 24. OREOOV BEKI . M OSTULY ARQU8. IwumI twin a month, HUMTBIl OnAIO, 1'utiluihar and Proprietor, HriuHitllTUiN l'KIt K.-nOmiUaycar. What a Boy did for the Steam Engine. InhUartHo In tho Vmnr Sclent Monthly, on tho growth of the Meant engine, l'mf. Th urn ton aay that when Iho tnglno hud amumcd a fur in (lint omewlmt roKomhle tho modern ma chine, an Important defect Mill eilntid In thu itecwdty of keeping uu attend ant by the engine to ojtn and Mint tlC cock. A bright boy, however, Hum hrty Potter, to whom wit aligned thU duty oo a Neweoinon cnglno In 1713, contrived whut lie lulled a miy ylnn catch rigged w ith a cord from tho beam overhead w hich crfuruicd thu work for him. Tho hoy, thus making tho oeratlon of the viilve-iroar automatic, Increased the Hjeed of the otigluo to 15 or WMrokesa minute, and gavo It a regularity and certainty of action that could only U obtained by itucli an adjustment of Its valve. ThU Ingeulou young mechanic aftorwardit bct-amo a klllTul workman, and an ex cellent engluoor, and went abroad on' tho continent, whore ho erected aove ml lino engines. 1'oltcr's rude valve sear wait noon Improved hy Henry Tlelghtuu, and thu new device wux ap pilot! loan engine which Unit talented engineer erected at NowcaMlo-on-Tyne In 1 71 H, In which engine ho substituted subatantlal niitteriulN for Cotter's uuuie chiinical arrangement of cord AtivicK. to lloY. Horace Mann writes; "You nro made to be kind, generous, magnanimous. If there Is a ly In school who has a club foot, don't let him know that you ever haw It- If there I a liimo boy, assign hlin onto wrt of tho gitmo which doea not require running. If thorn I a hungry one, glvo him urt of your dinner. If thero U a dull one, help him on with hU Ionium. If there bo a bright one, be nt envious cf him; for If one boy In niud of hi talents, ami another U eii vlous of them, thero are two great wrongs, and no more talent tlmn before. If a Lrger or a Mronger boy ha Injur ed you, and I sorry for It, forgive him, I mul request thu teacher not to punlh I him. All tho school will nIiow by , their countenance how much better It Ih thun to hitve a great fltL" (b'orgo Washington, when quite young, was alMiul to go a a midship limn; everything wai Arranged, tho vessel lny ojxmiio hi father s house, tho llttlo litMtt had rome ashore to take him otr, and his whole heart wax bent on going. After hU trunk hud lieen carried down to tho bout, ho went to hid hU mother farewell, and saw tours Imrstiiig from her eyes. However, he mt. (I nothing to her; but feeling that lie would bo distressed It bo went, and xrhaM never bo happy iigiiln, ho turn- , ed round to tho servant and mild, "(Jo . und tell them to fetch my trunk bock. v 1 w ill not go away to break my moth er'a heart." ills mother was struck with hi decision, and sho wild to mt- . "(ieorge.diHl has rotulHol tohleAMfol j children that honor their tuin.'Mid -. J I believe Ho will blc you." A pa(K-r hiw thin advertlnement; ' "Two hhtteN want wanlilng-." Millions of brothers are In tho aamo jirodica iiicnt. , The world's nuwter-Hjilritu can make the bllonct' of their climota more ben eficial to mankind thun all the nolne and bustle of courts, sonatea and cauirw.