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For Friends' Intelligencer,

Sallie S. Truman, Dillwyn Parrish, Joseph M.
FIRST DAY SCHOOL CONFERENCE. Truman, Jr., Harriet E. Stockly, Louisa J.
At a conference of Friends, beld at West Roberts, and Annie Caley, Philadelphia, Pa.;
Chester, Pa., on the 14th of Ninth month, 1867, Wm. Dorsey, Germantown, Pa.; Samuel E.
"to promote an interest in First-day schools, Griscom, Reading, Pa.; Thomas S. Cox, Go-
and to consider the best mode of conducting shen, Pa.; Joseph Powell, Darby, Pa. ; Samuel
them," the object of the meeting having been Martin and Maria J. Chandler, Kennett Square,
fully expressed by Wm. M. Hayes, of West Pa.; Henry R. Russell and Jno. Parrish, Wood-
Chester, Eli M. Lamb, of Baltimore, was asked bury, N. J.; Jacob Capron, New York, and
to serve the meeting as clerk.

Eli M. Lamb, Baltimore, Md.
Encouraging and instructive communications These Friends were requested to report to
were read from our absent friends Samuel M. an adjourned meeting of the conference, to be
Janney, Gideon Frost, Benjamin Stratton, Da-called by them.
vis Furnace, and Sarah Hunt.

Having conferred together in great unity and
Extracts from private letters were then good feeling, and recognizing the importance of
read, containing inquiries regarding the pos- relying upon a Higher Power for direction in
sibility of procuring suitable text books, and this important work, the conference adjourned.
other appliances to the best modes of conduct-

ELI M. LAMB, Clerk.
ing" First-day schools. They all served to
show a great and growing interest in the sub-

ject, and an earnest desire to promote the wel.

No. 5. fare of the children of our Society.

HEIDELBERG, Aug. 10. Wm. Dorsey then urged upon the conference After six lovely days in Brientz at the Penthe necessity of zealous effort to extend to our sion Bellevue, (for five francs a day,) I went to youth careful religious training, and to endeav. Lucerne with my party by diligence to Alpbach, or to incite in pareots a fuller appreciation of along a road overlooking the Meiringen valley, their duties in this respect.

where I wanted to go and see the Rosenlauhe. He was followed by many Friends, who gave No one ought to rush through this beautiful the meeting much information regarding the region so fast; and I did it most reluctantly; schools of their respective neighborhoods, giving but one of our party was in a hurry to reach accounts of circumstances causing their rise, the Carlsruhe on the 10th, to see her brother. · I interest felt in them, the manner of directing did not go to the Lauterbrunnen, por see the them, the difficulties encountered in their illumination of the Giessbach, though I saw its progress to their present conditions, &c. From seven falls in the daytime; and no one should those speakers we learned of a common want omit it, for it occurs every evening, and is but both of proper books and of earnest laborers in a short sail from Brientz. There is a splendid this work.

hotel there on the heights, where one can pass
A fervent desire appears to be felt by many the night, which is the best thing to do: and
Friends within the limits of this and other see it all day, as well as in the evening. The
Yearly Meetings, to establish First-day schools diligence goes to Alpnach at noon, and the mag-
upon a firm basis, all believing that, unless the nificent drive, together with a sail over Lake
right way be fourd, the work cannot prosper. Lucerne in the steamboat, only costs eight

The younger portion of those who expressed francs. Lucerne should be visited for its
themselves on this interesting subject very gen- beautiful situation, and for Thorwaldsen's Lion,
erally deplored the want of co-workers from carved, ten times the size of life, in a natural
among those of riper years and fuller experi rock perpendicularly rising over a small tarn

surrounded by trees. It is in commemoration
After a free and full expression, it was pro- of the fidelity of the Swiss guards of Louis XVI.
posed that a committee be appointed to draft, on the 16th of August and the 3d of September.
for the information of our absent friends, an The lion is dying with almost a human expres-
address, embracing the views now expressed as sion on bis countenance, with one paw on the
the sense of the conference, to awaken a great. | lilies of France and a broken spear thrust into
er interest in the subjects for the consideration his side. Expression can no farther go, and I
of which we assembled ; and also to present a would not but have seen it for the world. All
statistioal report of schools already established, the leaders names are given, and there were on
and such recommendations as may seem to both occasions taken together more than 1000
them worthy of the attention of the conference. private soldiers who fell rather than break their
This proposition having been adopted by the oath ; a memorable episode in that epic of trage-
meeting, the following named Friends were ap-dies the French Revolution, which Carlyle bas
pointed to constitute this committee, viz:- proved to be a Poem written in beart's blood by

Lydia H. Hall, Sarah Hoopes, William M. the Genius of Humanity. On the theme “a
Hayes, and Alice Paschall, West Chester, Pa.; Ilie is incredible," as Carlyle says.

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Another curiosity in Lucerne is an old bridge a sentence of Emerson's in one of his lectures : on which is painted the Dance of Death, now “We are always glad to be caught up into a somewhat weather-worn, and which I lost, as vision of principles.” And when I see them we had but one whole day, and I could not lose for a few moments only, I am reminded of a going with a party, perfectly familiar with the passage in Mozart's Twelfth Mass, where the whole locality, down the whole length of the solo voice leaps from high peak to high peak, Lake of the Four Cantons to Fluellen the Rege and which, when I used to bear M. B. sing it, on one side-the Pilatus on the other, with always suggested the Alps; for I had seen them, their giant brethren.

I find, in Allston's picture, owned by Col. Bald. The day was perfect, and we took second class win. And I cannot here refrain from telling places on the boat which are the best places for what proves Allston's power of suggesting the seeing; and every peak was named to me as I whole of nature by his picture,- which is the passed, and the places I could not see were proof of the great artist. I saw that picture in described most graphically. I saw the little but the first Athenæum Exhibition in Boston in (constantly repaired and kept in the same shape) 1826. It was one peak of the Alps, with a forewhere Walter Fürst, Wilhelm Tell and the other ground of green mountains and a valley; and conspirators met and formed their Bund, and when I saw it again fourteen years later, I was soon, on the other side of the lake, the Chapel surprised to find it one peak, for I had rememof Wilhelm Tell, built on the rock whence he bered it as a range of

spowy peaks. pushed off his boat. It is open, and we can see I would have been glad to have stopped on the picture of the Virgin. A winding path my return at one of the villages, to be carried leads up the steep mountain side to a hotel. up the Rege on mule-back, or by porters; for Above the hut on the other side rises the Zähls- there was an old lady of 76, who was carried up berg, on which is a fine hotel and pension, to the Zählsberg, and wanted to be carried up the which everybody but ligbt footed children are Rege, who sbamed my terrors. taken up by porters in chairs ! but which, when I arrived at Lucerne at 7 o'clock, and rushed attained, is a charming place to stay. Our to the Cathedral to hear the great organ dissteamer touched at all the towns on the lake on course the most wonderful mușic, where the both sides : and there are hotels-pension at all stop humana vox sounded so exactly like puns of them. When we arrived at the extreme sioging, that I had to be reassured that it was point, which is Fluellen, we landed and took an really all instrumental. omnibus, which carried us in twenty minutes to I could not sleep that night. I was so filled Altdorf, between two ranges of mountains, with with beauty that it refreshed the body without one snow.clad pyramid at the end. Here we the aid of nature's sweet restorer;" and the saw the two statues that stand on the spots next morning I rose at four, to leave Switzer. where Wilhelm Tell and his boy respectively land, where I had thought to stay a month, and stood. Instead of the boy, some hero—perhaps had only stayed ten days, half of which had Walter Fürst_stands where the boy stood. been in misty weather. We started for HeidelThe statue of Wilhelm Tell is colossal, and very berg, and I, oblivious of the fact that Strasfine. He is bolding the arrow, and sayiog to bourg is on the Rbine, left my party at Bate to Gessler that " it would not have failed” had he go to Strasbourg, as I did not wish to miss the aimed it at his heart. An old tower between Cathedral, and for a frano or two more could the statues has on its outside a piciure of the reach Heidelberg that way, which was also

The arrow has just pierced the apple, prettier. But it looked tame enough after and the people are shouting.. Above is the hut Switzerland, though it was pretty to see the and officials. It is very much injured by the villages sleeping on the plains at long intervals, weather. After contemplating these things we with the little church in the midst with its went to the Church, and saw Vandyke's Na- heaven-poioting spire. The roofs, and often tivity of Christ and some other pictures, and the steeple, is of a dark red, wbich has a most returned in time for the boat; and then such an pleasing effect. But still more was the church entrancing sail home, seeing the whole region in the midst of the Swiss village an added again in the afternoon light!

charm to the mountain scenery, showing tbat I said at every step in Switzerland “the half man was not without the true sensibility, and was not told me!" "Nor could it be. Words from his depths aspired more finely, because will not describe, nor even can the sun paint more spiritually, to that in God, which nature these scenes,-nor human genius. There is al- symbolizes to man, in order that men may fulfil ways a perpetual watching for the snow-peaks, their destiny by symbolizing it to each other. so apt to be enveloped in mists and covered with There is something to me indescribably touchclouds. It is wonderful how one demands these ing in seeing all over the European landscape, snow mountains, though the green mountains even in the wildest mountain passes, these footand grey rocky peaks are so beautiful and prints of humanity,—these shrines, and crosses, varied. I always think when I do see them of land monuments, and churches, --which testify

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to the unity of Humanity and Divinity, when.

BODILY EDUCATION ESSENTIAL. ever it will respect itself by poble action and Dr. Bigelow, in his Modern Inquiries, says devout recognition. I really needed the heal. he considers the public school system of New ing effect after my month in Paris, where every England at once its glory and its shame. Its thing seems done to make the finite forget the glory is that such schools are open to the hum. Infioite, and be content with finireness. The blest. “But many unfortupate children have pictures of the palaces, with all their gorgeous- been ruined in body and in mind by being stimuness, display the horrors of war and the tri-lated with various inducements to make exertions umphs of licentious passion and the love of beyond their age and mental capacity. A feedonipation. You feel all the time how the ble frame and a nervous temperament are the many were sacrificed to the few; and the mag. too sure consequences of an overworked brain nificence of the few show us what was repressed in childhood. Slow progress, rather than rapid and lost in the many. Let every one who is growth, tends to establish vigor, health and hapdisposed to deprecia e human nature's indepiness.” Now, if this matter wore confined pendent powers, -I mean the freedom God merely to New England, we could afford to leave grants to man to live from bimself till he gets it to be discussed there. But the school systems tired of it, and concludes to act from and in of all anr States are about alike; and the Westhim,-let every one who doubts this come to ern States are now in quite a fair way to exceed France and see what grandeur and splendor of in vigor even the Eastern. But the state of art have been created to gratify selfish passions the case is simply this : Who can stand it the and lusts. Let them go and look at the suites longest ? The New England States began the of rooms, adorned by Henri II. for the gratifi. public system first, and therefore the constitucation of Diana of Poictiers, at Fontainebleau; tions of their children are most nearly worn out. the rooms that Rubens adorned at Luxembourg But all over the country, just as they get the in honor of Marie de Medicis; those dedicated systemmost perfect, the results of it are manito Madame du Barre, at Versailles—to say fest on the largest scale. Consumption and nothing of those adorned for Madame de Main-insanity are increasing most rapidly, and pretenon by Louis XIV. Magnificent frescoes, cocious dwarfs stand at the head of each class. and every species of adornment which genius It is not that the hours of study are too many, could devise and wealth pay for, are to be seen but the hours of exercise are too few, and the here. The imagery of the Arabian Nights was lessons expected or allowed to be learned out of realized beforo' my eyes. Then there is such school occupy the time and the attention which an apotheosising of the genius for war, in the ought to be given to the development of the battle pieces that make up most of the gallery body in cheerful, active, interesting exercises. of Versailles, -eight miles of battle pieces, – The trouble is, that the idea of education is where you see death in every ghastly form. It confined to the intellect. Those who are apis true one can escape in a degree from the pointed to instruct consider it their duty to apply melancholy inspired by such glorification of to that alone ; but the development of the body cruelty and violence, by remembering that the is left to chance, so far as they are concerned, powers exerted are proved to be sterling, and and, except within certain very narrow limits, so may be turned into the contrary direction - also in the education of the moral powers. We building up instead of destroying the millions ought to be thankful that the means of intelwho were organized for such work. When will lectual culture are as excellent and improving the time come when all this power of one man as they are for those prepared to use them. over others may become creative of good con. But every day the fact is becoming more clear tinually? When will man realize that what that unless parents themselves take paids to see some men can do is potential in all men, and that an increasing and proportionate care is tbat man is really intended to be a god on this taken for the body, the common school system earth, in order that he may walk with God? of education is going to be the destruction, the

E. P. P. absolute ruin of the health and constitutions of

a very large proportion of the extensive class BE TRUE.

of persons who avail themselves of its beneThou must be true thyself,

If thou the trutb wouldst teach;
Thy soul must overflow, if thou

Perhaps it may be doubted if any one system
Adolber's soul would'st reach;

of education can be made to suit all classes. It needs the overflow of heart,

But this is becoming increasingly evident, that, To give the lips full speech.

in order for any obild to go successfully through Think truly, and thy thoughts

the intellectual ordeal of a thorough course of Shall the world's famine feed;

public school education, each parent must reSpeak truly, and each word of thine Shall be a fruitful seed;

gard it as a matter of study and duty to arrange Live truly, and thy life shall be

the food, clothing, and, above all, the exercise A great and noble creed.

Bonar. of each child, with a view to the greatest pos

sible development of purely physical health, strength and vigor.

The child of a laborer inherits, in all pro. bability, a good, sturdy constitution. His mus. cles are well developed, but bis Dervous system is not very fine or quick. It may be bard, therefore, for such a child to sit still, and difficult at first for him to learn ; but when once be has got anything fairly into his mind it will be equally hard to get it out again. His memory holds like a gige all he has opce acquired, and he ap. plies it to everything. On the other hand, the child of some persous, novel-devouring parent, who cultivates every shade of sentiment and idea, will probably have a keen and quick nervous system, with a poor, pale, physical development. If that child is sent to a forcing school, and excited from six to seventeen, on nothing but intellectual studies, he or she may be the head of the class, but all such cannot fairly run the race of hard study with the lad that runs about unrestrained from six to ten miles every day, and works hard or plays hard every bit of time not in school. The fear of spoiling nice clothes, and not being refined in hands, feet and company, is murdering the innocents, and preventiog them from having strength of mind by the want of strength of body, and preparing them for consumption, dyspepsia, bronchitis, lunacy, or a sort of half life, for the rest of their days. The rich have their children taught riding on horseback, and in England, hunting, shooting, fishing, fencing, and so prevent these evils, which the poor boy averts by stockingle:s feet and heavy exercise. But none are so unfortunate as those classes, who, imitating the rich in clothes and intellectual education, fall wofully behind both rich and poor in the derelopment and culture of the body; whose lungs are not educated and expanded daily, and whose stomachs are folded up dyspeptically, wbile their brains are overtasked.—Public Ledger,

How the robin feeds her young, How the oriole's nest is bung, Where the wbitest lilies blow, Wbere the fresbest berries grow, Where the wood out trails its vine, Where the wood-grape clusters sbine; Oi the biack wasp's cunoilg way, Mason on his walls of clay, And the architectural pl 103 Of gray-bornet artisans ! For eschewing books and tasks, Nature answers all he asks; Hard in hand with her he walks, Face to face with her he talks, Part and parcel of ber joyBlessings on the barefoot boy! Cbeerily, tben, my little man, Lire and laugh as boyhood can, Though the fiinty slopes be hard, Stubble-spread the new-mown sward, Every morn shall lead thee through Fresh baptism of the dew; Every evening from thy feet Shall the cool wind kiss the beat; And too soon those feet shall bide Io the prison cells of pride, Lose the freedom of the sod, Like a colt for work be shod; Made to tread the mills of toil; Up and down the ceaseless moilHappy if thy track be found Never on forbidden groundHappy if tbey sink not in Quick and treacherous sands of sin. Ah ! tbat thee but knew the joy Ere it passes, barefoot boy!


BY JOHN G. WHITTIER. Blessings on the little man, Barefoot boy with cheek of tan! With thy upturned pantaloons, And thy merry wbisiled tunesWith thy red lip, redder still Kiesed by strawberries on the hillWith the sunshine on thy face, Through thy torn brim's jauoty grace; From my heart I give thee joy, I was once a barefoot boy. Oh! for boyhood's painless play, Sleep that wakes in larigbing day, H-alth that mocks the doctor's rules, Knowledge never learned at schools, Of tbe wild bee's morning chase, Of the wild flower's time and place, Flight of fowls and habitude Of the tenants of the wood. How the tortoise bears bi shell, How the woodchuck digs his cell, And the ground mole sinks his well,

From the Living Age.

THEY SAY. They say-ah, well! suppose they do! But can they prove the story true ? Suspicion may arise from paught But malice, envy, want of thought; Why count yourself among the “tbey" Who whisper what they dare not say? They say—but why the tale rehearse, And help to make the matter worse? No good can possibly accrue From telling what may be untrue; And is it not a nobler plan To speak of all the best you can ? They say-well, if it should be so, Wby need you tell the tale of woe ? Will it the better wrong redress? Or make one pang of sorrow less ? Will it the erring one restore, Henceforth to "go and sin no more?" They say-oh! pause and look within! See how thy heart inclines to sin! Watcb, lest in dark temptation s bour Thou, too, shouldst sink beneath its power! Pits the frail-weep o'er their fall, But speak of good, or not at all!

Men's lives should be like the day, more beautiful in the evening, or, like the summer, aglow with promise, and autumo, rich with golden sheaves where good works and deeds bave ripened on the field.

For Friends' Intelligencer.

the feverish and upwholesome internal condition Will the Editor of “The Friends' Intelli- and external bruises, to which they have been gencer” please insert the following appeal for subjected, they cannot make proper food for the dumb from the “Couotry Gentleman,” an human consumption. No one knows bow much agricultural paper, published in Albany? A disease exists, that might be prevented, with gentleman suggests, in regard to meat brought greater care to insure all articles of diet in fit from the West, that by placing it in a close box, condition ; but, while we frequently hear of and surrounding it with cloths saturated with complaints about bad and siale vegetables, a constant stream of water, the quick motion of much less is said with reference to the no less the car, with the air playing upon nearly the important subject of meats, --except when they

whole of the surface, it would be kept at a low become notoriously offensive." • temperature by evaporation, and thus bring

to an end the cruelties practised by the present AN EXTRAORDINARY WILL CASE.
mode of transporting cattle to the East.

One of the most remarkable cases on record

HUMANITAS. destined to rank high among the Causes CRUELTY TO ANIMALS IN TRANSIT. Célèbres, is now the talk of Boston. The evi. "Three ladies, now on a western tour, write dence, taken before examiners some months to the Country Gentleman,' begging its in- since, but only just published, fills a large vol. vestigation of a subject that ought long ago to ume of a thousand pages. The amount involved have received the attention of men,-namely, exceeds a million of dollars. The arguments the cruelty practised upon animals sent east- in the case-before the United States Circuit ward on the railroads. They are informed that Court, Justice Clifford presiding-commenced stock, closely packed in the cars, frequently re- last Friday. It is a suit in equity, brought by main so, without food or water or opportunity Hetty H. Robinson against Thomas Mandell for change of posture, in the insufferably hot and others. Miss Robinson (now Mrs. Green) weather of the dog.days, as at other periods of was, previous to her marriage, one of the richthe year, for from twenty-four to sixty hours on est, if not the richest, spinster in the United the stretch !

States; her property, which she inherited from “We bave alluded to the subject before, and her father, was commonly reputed to be worth the result of thie movement has been the passage $5,000,000. It appears that her aunt, Miss of a law in this State, compelling trains to be Sylvia And Howland, who died in 1865, left a stopped at the necessary intervals, or the stock, will bearing date September, 1863, and a codicil if necessary, to be unshipped, to afford them executed in 1864. By this will and codicil Miss food, water, and rest from the constant jolting Howland disposed of about $700,000 in private when in motion. The legislative authorities of legacies, the largest, of $200,000, to Thomas Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, should imitate the Mandell, her lawyer, we believe; $115,000 to example as promptly as possible, as well as those her physician, Dr. Gordon, and from $4,000 to in Pennsylvania and Maryland, through which $15,000 to each person in her employment. other leading lines are largely engaged in the She left, also, $340,000 for public and chari. transportation of animals. On the Baltimore table purposes, of which the City of Newand Ohio Railroad, we saw this season a train Bedford, where she resided, was to receive $320,laden closely with bogs, for which the only re- 000. The residue of her estate, amounting, it freshment allowed was a very imperfect deluge is said, to about a million, was to be placed in of water, at the way station, occasionally, from trust, the income to be paid to Miss Robinson the spout used in replenishing the engines.-during her life; the principal, on her decease, There were no conveniences for accomplishing to go to some of the testator's relatives. Miss even this in a satisfactory way; the water Robinson contests her aunt's will. This is, in poured out about as fast as it went in, so that itself, remarkable enough, seeing that the young very few of the crowded animals could get at it lady, already the possessor of millions, is entiat all.

It was really pitiful to see them thrust. tled, under it, to an annuity that would add ing their panting snouts out, botween the bars some $60,000 or $70,00 1 to her annual income. of their enclosure, in the vain hope of catching What she contends for is the whole of her aunt's a few drops of the welcome shower; and one of estate, in fee, supposed to be worth about two the attendints remarked they would be pretty millions. much all lard by the time they got to Philadel. The ground upon which she contests the phia,' -a statement not overdrawn, as any spec-above will and codicil is noteworthy. It seems tator would confess.

that Miss Howland had quarreled with her " It is not alone humanity which would lead brother-in-law, the father of Miss Robinson, and to greater regard for the comfort and healtb of being resolved, if possible, to exclude him from the stock coming forward to the eastern mar-all share not only of her own property, but of kets; but, slaughtered as it generally is, without his daughter's also, she proposed, about Sepaffording the animals any time to recover from tember, 1860, to her niece, then about twenty

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