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County American, an excelleot and ably.edited neptly successful in the management of her paper published at Media, says: “No more school, which has been attended by pupils from suitable place for the college could have been all parts of the Union. chosen. It combines all the advantages of se. cluded rural life with direct and frequent access
Inebriate Asylum. to the city. The farm includes a romantic piece On the southwestern verge of the borongh, Dr. of woodland bordering on Crum creek, which, Joseph Parrish, formerly of the “ Training in one place is overhung by a rocky precipice School,” has established an asylum or retreat not less than one hundred feet high, among the for inebriates, which is under the general superrecesses of which grow a variety of mosses, vision of the Citizens' Association of Pennsylwild flywers, and ferns. This property is skirted vadia. The building is furnished with the utby Crum creek along its western boundary, and most elegance-with everything that conveniaffords, by the rapid flow of its waters, both ence or comfort can suggest—while even musisights and sounds of beauty."
cal instruments and other modes of amusement Nearly half a mile from Westdale station the have been provided to make this an attractive cars pass over Crum creek bridge, which is 800 home to all who may feel the necessity of seekfeet long, and 80 feet high from the water to ing it in order to bave effectual “aid and comthe level of the iron track. It has recently fort” rendered them in their efforts to reform. been entirely rebuilt. Here a fine view is to The system is entirely on the voluntary princibe had of the windings of the creek.
ple, and the means adopted are the most effectA short distance beyond Crum creek, and ive that have yet been devised to reclaim the just eleven miles from Chestnut street bridge, is inebriate from a life of misery and degradation. Wallingford station, in the vicinity of which a A farm of 107 acres of land has been purlarge number of Philadelphians reside, who chased near Darby for the erection of buildings daily go in by the cars to attend to their re- adapted especially to this purpose, but if the spective vocations in the city; they find this a inhabitants of Media and vicinity offer sufficient more economical plan of living, and a more inducements, the grounds will be sold and the healthy and pleasant one. The next stopping- buildings permanently located at that place. place is
This is an opportunity to add to its prosperity Media,
that should not be lost. The enterprise of Dr. thirteen wiles from Philadelphia, and, with the Parrish is a noble one, and should receive libesingle exception of what is known as the “ Black ral pecuniary support from the friends of huHorse Hill,” is located on the bighest ground manity everywhere. He has, so far, met with in Delaware county, of which it is the seat of the most flattering appreciation of the utility of justice. Media is chiefly known to the ou'side bis scheme of reformation. world on account of the “temperance clause” In the brief time that it has been opened in its charter, by which the sale of spirituous twelve have entered the institution, which will liquor is prohibited within the borough limits. not afford accommodations for more than
This place is somewhat noted for its religious twenty, although it is a large edifice. When advantages; it is well represented by commodi- the new buildings are erected they are expected ous churches of the Presbyterian, Methodist, to accommodate over one hundred and fitiy perEpiscopal, and other denominations. A fine sons. There are but two other institutions of Court-house is in the centre of the town, while this kind in the United States, one of which is its waterworks afford occasionally a fair supply at Boston, Mass., and the other at Binghamton, of aqueous element; but no gas is provided for N. Y. Both have met with unexpected encourlighting the streets, except what is supplied agement in their efforts in reclaiming the fallen from the Court-house aforesaid. An Institute inebriate. Out of two thousand who sought of Science is now being erected, in which is to and received permission to enter the former, be deposited a large and valuable collection of there were fifty per cent. who went away, in the curiosities, relating to the natural history of course of a few weeks, perfectly cured. No inDelaware county, that has been in process of formation of even a single case of relapse into accumulation for nearly a century,
intemperate babits has as yet been brought to Education receives a considerable degree of the notice of the board of managers. This reattention in this borough, which noted for its sult must be highly gratifying. The course of good public schools. Brook Hall Seminary for treatment, in the Media as in the Boston reyoung ladies is a commodious and handsome treat, is intended to destroy the inclination to building, beautifully embowered in shade, but drink intoxicating beverages. we regret to say that it is conducted upon the About a mile west of Media, and in full view principle that it is inexpedient and dangerous from the railroad, is that immense and imposing to educate boys and girls together. It is, how- structure, the Pennsylvania Training School ever, but just to remark that Mrs. Eastman, the for Feeble-Minded Children. It will accommoeducated and talented Principal, has been emi-date one hundred and sisty pupils, cost $110,000,
and was built, in a great measure, by appropria-over-crowding cannot be very vigorously sustions made by the State. It is in charge of Dr. tained. It is on the school-rooms, however, and J. N. Kerlin, a gentleman of fine literary attain. on the large hall up stairs, to which we bave pot ments. The institution is in a flourishing con- yet come, that the visitor's chief praise will be dition.
lavished. The school-rooms are three in numOne of the most extensive and varied views ber, separated from each other by glass windows, of the beautiful rolling country around Media the panes of the lowest two rows of which are is to be had from the summit of the steep hill opaque. The studies in these several rooms are upon which this Asylum for Idiots is placed. graduated to the range of intellect discovered From the broad stone steps which ascend to the in the various pupils. The latter vary between portico the eye may photograph long successions all ages, “ from children of five,” as the matron of hill and dale undulating into each other, happily observed, to "children of forty.” and plaided with rich fields, which vary in There are very few cases in which nothing can color according to the kind and quality of the be done. In the lowest school-room, or what harvests. The asylum stands out from against might be termed the primary school, the stua dusty background of forest, and the compara- dies resemble amusements more than any. tively small number of trees in front intervene thing else. Colored building blocks give the between the observer and the prospect he ob- beginner an idea of form and color; colored serves without intercepting the latter.
balls, on horizontal wires, further the same obThe road froin Media, which is about a mile ject, and add a little arithmetic. The cupboard distant, is both a hilly and a sunny one, but is in which the means of subsistence are kept in hedged in by plenty of greenery. The reward the primary school resembles the storehouse of of the hot and loilsome passage is found in the a nursery: Playthings are the books of the perfection of the interior arrangements of the idiot children who come here. Things fanciful asylum, and the urbanity of the presiding phy- and sportive are put before the purblind eyes of sician and the matron.
the mind to teach things useful and real. All When I called there this morning, however, the school rooms are hung with colored prints in company with a friend, I was much disap- representing Scriptural, woodland, or household pointed to learn that the summer vacation had scenes. The corridors also are bung with commenced on the previous Thursday, August painted mottoes, some of them Solomon's pro1, and would last six weeks. Consequently only verbs, and others with that mixture of worldly a very few of the pupils were about. I did not prudence in them which is not always inconsis. see more than seven or eight. The institution tent with divinity. In the secondary school is at present accommodating one hundred and studies a little higher in grade, such as geograsixty-two. This number appears to be the com- phy, are taken up. In the third school-room plement, as an application in favor of an epileptic there is a black board and an imitation clock, on imbecile had already been refused that morning. which patients are taught to tell the time of
Upon entering by the main door the visitor day—a feat not always readily accomplished by steps into a broad hall and thence into a recep- intelligent children. A number of copy.
- books tion-room opening upon the right hand side. were shown us, in some of which were the reAn idiotic girl was in attendance, who vouch-sults of years of effort on the part of pupils, safed no reply to repeated inquiries for the and, I might add, of teachers also. One of doctor, but remained seated and staring with a the best-written sentences we noticed was, “We sort of lethargic curiosity, first at one of us and go home August 1, 1867.” Perhaps the heart then at the other, and smiling secretly to her of the writer helped his hand. The gymnasium self. Presently the doctor entered, and ringing into which we were shown was furnished with two the bell requested the matron to be so good as bowling alleys, somewhat out of repair, owing to show us over the asylum. The doctor him to the rough usage they had naturally experiself I should take to be a most humane and enced. Two idiot boys, apparently about eightkind man, and his matron is a small and ex. teen and fourteen years of age, were the only octremely neat lady, with a gentle voice, quiet cupants, and were lolling on a sort of settee manners, and, as far as opportunity permitted improvised out of an unplaned plank. The to judge, much tact.
matron seemed to think they would do better The long corridor on the first floor opens upon in the fresh air. To this they objected, and several school-rooms and a gymnasium, as well she managed to extract a good-natured guffaw as upon a number of bed-rooms and sitting out of them by the suggestion that, if they were rooms. All of these rooms are light and cheer- at all ill, the doctor should administer an immeful, and some of the bed-rooms are hung with diate dose of medicine. Beside the bowling baskets and vases of natural flowers. Io some alleys, the gympasium was furnished with the of the bed-rooms there are as many as six or usual array of exercising bars and ropes. The eight beds, but the rooms themselves are. so room itself is light and very lofty. Attendants spacious and well-ventilated that the charge of are always present during the exercises.
In one of the sitting rooms into which we is profonndly reverenced, and man is tenderly were shown, four idiot girls were sitting. It loved—the soul is keenly alive to all the was then a little after eleven in the morning. nobler and gentler calls of God and nature. They were all young; the oldest about twenty, It must be conceded that the original constithe youngest about fifteen. The one to whom tution bas much to do with the formation of we were especially introduced was reading a such a character. We have known persons magazine, and, at the request of the matron, seemiogly so happily tempered, in whom all the read aloud, and with some intelligence, a little physical and mental functions appeared from poem entitled “Snow.” In spite of some malo childhood to operate with such admirable preformation or disfigurement of countenance, cision, that they could bardly help being goodwhich gave a mashed appearance to the face, natured; and undoubtedly good nature is the her expression was soniewbat pleasing. She very best stock on which to graft moral goodinformed us that she was always good; that she ness. Others, again, inherit by transmission a never did anything bad. She made several sort of virus in their blood and nerves which is rambling remarks about her brother, who she an ever-disturbing force, rendering them morfirst said lived in England, and then that he bid and restive-subjects of very difficult conlived in New York. She favored the gentle quest, on whom the fruits of holiness are apt to man who had allowed me to be his companion grow, however large in size, yet a little acrid with a prolonged stare, of sufficient power, one to the taste. Still, it is the province of grace would think, to photograph his features upon
and culture not only to work upon and her mind for at least a century. She is in the through naturally healthful traits as favoring habit of visiting one of the school-rooms, and conditions of moral excellence, but also to recof giving the most amazing answers to geo- tify perversions by infusions of corrective powgraphical questions. At the request of the er, which shall thoroughly renovate the characmatron she defined a desert, which she stated to ter and secure the utmost consistency of spiritbe " a large tract of land on the Egyptian side ual growth. Under their joint influence, every of the Andes. Yes,” she replied to further one may maintain in exact proportions all the interrogatories, with a decisive shake of the relative parts in the process of development, head, it's on the Sahara side of the desert.” and attain that which may be fitly regarded the The three other idiot occupants meanwhile perfection of beauty-moral goodness. gazed on with grins expressive of charitable Setting aside, however, what is possible to condolement of such deplorable ignorance ! A this or that particular person, it is the great book.case in the room was filled with pretty worth of the good man to which we wish to samples of needlework.
bear witness. He is the very salt of society. . We bade farewell to the matron and the doc- And fortunately for almost all communities, at tor, well pleased with a visit which cannot but least one such man is to be found everywhere. be of interest to the visitor of intelligence He may or may not be the most prominent, and feeling. On leaving we stopped and spoke the most wealthy, the best educated citizen of to a pepsive looking boy, of about thirteen, with his neighborhood; but be bis surroundings fine blue eyes, and dark fringe of lashes, who what they may, he is the centre of a distinct blushed a little when spoken to, and was hardly class of influences indispensable to the weal of got out of his pensiveness and solitude. He it society. He stands firm when others are was who had been five years learning to write. yielding; the farthest removed from dishonest
tricks, or heated strifes, he is a composer of
differences. Always happy in the consciousTHE VALUE OF GOOD MEN.
ness of his own integrity, be is calm when othAlthough it is the design of the Gospel toers around him are violent and alarmed; invaproduce moral excellence, yet its influence is so riably careful in forming and expressing bise modified by the peculiar disposition and circum- opinions, his judgment is deferred to when the stances of the person through whom it acts, heats of passion have subsided, and men wish that we are often bound to concede that people to ascertain the path of safety. One such perare religious whom we do not regard pre-emi- son in a community, one such Cbristian in a nent for goodness. We look for an assemblage church, is of more value than thousands of silof graces where goodness is the distinguishing ver and gold. Great multitudes of people canquality, which may not always be found, even not have, in the strict sense, minds of their where piety is admitted to exist. When we own. They either lack original capacity or refer to a person as emphatically good, we im. training; and they must have some such man ply that there is an unusual tenacity of moral insensibly to think for them, to be their moral purpose, great depth of moral feeling, largeness or spiritual guide. lle becomes a reservoir of benevolence, sweetness of disposition, as which is constantly tapped for spiritual knowl. well as a most delicate perception of justice edge. Lesser and feebler souls take hold of and propriety in all the relations of life. God his strength, and are held up by it. By the
(To be continued.)
riches of a single rich man, employed in manu- much like a coffee-cup, as nearly so as the facture or commerce, hundreds of poor families dry sand would take that shape. The sand may live, and so there may issue from the was dry in a few moments, and of course would heart of one good man streams of religious' very readily roll down into the centre. I had wealth which will nourish and indirectly sus- read of the creature, but had never seen one betain very many who are not so much producer
cers fore. He was a little dark-looking fellow; and as consumers in the religious world.
now he put himself in the very centre of his What the Church needs, what the world den, and pushing himself into the sand, there needs, is the multiplication of such men. We was nothing to be seen but a little black horn, want not solid men, whose only solidity is in as it appeared to be sticking out in sight. It their masses of money, but men of solid virtue, looked as if it might be the point of a small whose fortunes and learning are the least for rusty needle. This was the ant-lion, and that which they are distinguished, who carry with was his den. them a weight in their words and acts derived After the sand was dry, and while the huntnot from their bags of gold, but from their er was still buried in the sand, I had a specithoroughly understood and readily conceded men of bis skill and power. A little red ant moral integrity. To such truly good men we came running along, seeking food for herself must look to enlarge the empire of piety, as to and her young. So she climbed up on the rim great men we look for the enlargement of the of this sandy cup, and peeped over to see if she empire of speculative truth. The Methodist. could see anything. Presently she seemed to
suspecť danger, and tried to scramble off. Alas! Nothing ought to wound an upright soul so it was too late; the sands rolled under her feet, much as falseness. But as God has not estab- and down she went to the bottom; when in an in. lished us as correctors of the human race, and stant that little black horn opened like a pair of and as charity ought to cover a multitude of sins, shears, and “clip," and the poor ant had one leg I should abstain from speaking of those of others. cut off! Now she saw her danger, and struggled Because, if God had given them the grace that to mount up the sides. The lion did not move he has granted us, they might have been far or show himself. He knew what he was about. better than we.
And now the poor thing struggled to climb up;
but one leg is gone, and she finds it hard work. THE ANT LION.
But she has got almost to the top and almost I was going into a deep forest alone on foot, out, when the sands slip, and down she rolls with my blanket, .and food, and cooking again to the bottom. "Clip,” go the shears,
“ utensils on my back. The day was very het, and a second leg is gone. and the road seemed very lonely and long. She now seems terrified beyond measure, and Just before plunging into the woods, I passed struggles hard; but she gets up but a little way over a piece of land which some hunter's fire before she slips again, and another leg is off. bad burned over. Nothing was left but here She now gives up the struggle, and the lion deand there a tall stump of a tree, blackened by vours her in a few minutes; and then, with a the fire, and entirely dead, and now and then a snap of his tail or paddle, throws the skin of great rock which had its covering all burned the ant entirely out of the cup, and the trap is off, and which was left to be bleached in the now set for another. · A fly crept down to see sun, and to be pelted by the storms. Under what was smelling so good there; and again the shadow of one of these huge rocks I sat clip," and his wing was off! and he was a dowo to rest. Every bird was still, and every second course of the dinner. I found several leaf hung motionless on the trees, and the more such dens, and around them lay the skins only sound to be heard was the murmur of a of the dead, but the inside looked clean and ina distant waterfall far away in the forest.
nocent. There was no lion to be seen, but the “I am now," I said to myself, “ beyond the destroyer is there! The dead are shoved out of reach of men, and almost beyond animal life : sight. I can't see a living thing moving: this is soli. O, ant-lion! you are a preacher to me I tude !”
now see how it is that our young men, as they Just then I noticed something that caused walk over sandy places, have their feet slide. the sand to fly up from the middle of my foot- They go into the hotel. It is all fair and inpath; and looking carefully at it, I soon satis. viting. They take a glass of drink; and fied myself what it was. It was a small insect “clip,” they are crippled. They will soon roll that had burrowed down in the sand, and with back and take another, every time the destroyer his tail or some other apparatus (I could not cutting off their power to escape. They go to see what) he was throwing up the sand fast places of sin, and know not that the dead and thick. How it flew! In a few minutes he are there! Ah! every fall makes the next bad made for himself a hole about the size and easier, and the probability of escape less and depth of a large coffee cup. It was shaped very less.
I see how it is with our children. They go y clared by the British authorities at Hong Kong to be into the street, they fall into bad company, and an organized slave trade. The emigration is not erery profane word they hear, every improper forced into slavery by traders. The only way to cope
voluntary. The unbappy coolies are kidnapped and word they use, every indelicate thought they with the evil, it is thought, will be to prohibit coolie allow, is like having a leg cut off ; they go emigration altogether at Hng Kong, and the Chifeebly, and can hardly escape ruin.
nese Government will be memorialized to that effect. 0, ant.lion! I wish all our children could see
So long as the emigration from Hong Kong contin. thee, so cunning for mischief, so cruel to thy that their trade is conducted under the same regula
ues, the Macao Government, it is said, will pretend victims, so much like that great lion, the wicked tions. ope, who seeketh “ whom he
The first train of cars has crossed Mount Cenis, Dr. Todd.
from France to Italy. This event occurred even sooner than was generally expected, and gives evi.
dence of the energy with which this great engineer. JOIN QUINCY ADAMS' MOTHER.
ing project has been pushed. The spring or sum6 Twelve or fifteen years ago,” says Ex-Gov- mer of 1870 will probably witness the completion of ernor Briggs, “I left Washington three or four the tunnel. weeks in the spring. While at home I possess
A SMALL PIECE OF WORK.--A most curious and ed myself of the letters of Mr. Adams' mother, interesting model in the French exbibition, is that and read them with exceeding interest.
of the Rock and Fortress of Gibraltar, with a fleet of I
ships lying in the harbor. This fleet consists of a remember an expression in one of the letters ship of the line, a frigate and a steam corvette, & addressed to her son, while get a boy twelve brig and a schooner, every spar and rope being repyears of age, in Europe. Said she, “I would resented; and yet the bulls of these little vessels rather see you laid in your grave, than you cherry stone. The Rock and Fortress of Gibraltar
were constiucted out of less than the tenth part of a should grow up a profane and graceless boy.'
are in the same proportion and tbe noble structure “ After returning to Washington, I went over can be covered over with a forin. — American Agriand said to Mr. Adans: 'I have found out who culturist. made you
A BREAD-MAKING MACHINE is said to be the latest 6. What do you mean?' said he.
New England invention. This machine, according “I replied, " I have been reading the letters to description, consists of a deep bread pan, within
which two polished iron rollers are made to revolve of your mother.'»
by means of a crank aod gearing, in such a way as Had I spoken of that dear name to some to mix the materials and aereate and knead the little boy who had been for weeks away from dough in the most tborough manner. The materials his dear mother, his eyes could not have flashed are put in and the crank is turned for about ten min. more brightly, or his face glowed more quickly, utes, and the dough is ready for rising, or for the than did the eye and face of that venerable old oven, according to its kind. The machine cleans
itself, and there is no necessity for toucbing the man when I pronounced the name of his moth: dough with the hands till it is ready to be transferred
He stood up in his peculiar manner, and to the pans for baking. The machine, it is claimed, emphatically said: 'Yes, Mr. Briggs, all that is will knead cake and pastry quite as well as bread. good in me I owe to my mother.'
SILK FROM Fishes’EGGS.—M. Joly, as we learn from “Oh, what a testimony was that from this the Chemical News, bas discovered in the eggs of venerable man to his mother, who had, in his fishes of the family of the Salacians (the ray) that
their external envelope is formed of a very close tis. remembrance, all the stages of his manhood !
sue, composed of an infinite number of delicate * All that is good in me I owe to my mother ! filaments, which are easily removed and separated. Mothers, think of this when your bright-eyed Once drawn out, they possess the appearance, color little boy is about. Mothers make the first and finish of cocoon silk, serving witbout trouble impressions upon their children, and these are
for tissue of ordinary silk or silk wad. The interior the last to be effaced.” — The Moravian.
of the egg contains an albuminons, white subtance, which can serve usefully in competition witb the
wbite of hens eggs for printing on tissues. They USES OF PRAYER.- Let prayer be the key contain a considerable quantity, as each one weighs of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
on an average 240 grammes, about 7} ounces. - Henry.
METEORS.-M. Danubrée, wbo has been investiga
ting the specimens of meteorites in the Paris col. ITEMS.
lection, divides all the meteorites into two primary
groups--Şiderites and Asiderites—the former being The International Anti-Slavery Congress, com- characterized by the presence of metallic iron, and posed of leading anti-slavery men of the world, com- the latter by iis absence. The Asiderites contain menced its sessions in Parie on the 20th ult. Large one group only, which is termed Asideres. The Sinumbers of Americans, and many representatives of derites are divided into two sections: in the first the the African race, were present. One of the objects of specimens do not enclose stony particles, and in this the Congress is to prepare and adopt a memorial to
we find the group of Holosideres ; in the second both all those powers which tolerate human slavery with-iron and stony matter are present. This, then, inin their dominions, urging the total abolition of hu- cludes two groups : Syssideres, in which the iron is man bondage.
seen as a continuous mass, and Sporadosideres, ia The Coolia Trade and its abuses are exciting at which the iron is present in the form of scattered tention in China. Tbe coolie trade at Macao is de- / grains.