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You mount the loog, dirty editorial stairs ; | eye--you can detect no error.
She looks over pass the almost human presses, that seem your shoulder, and smiles doubtfully,
She instinct with life, so vimbly do the iron fiagers sees at a glance-backwards or upsidedown, it pick up the sheets, throwing them off damp is all one to her—that nearly every letter is and smooth with exact precision. You enter wrongside out, or severed completely ; that you the dusty, window begrimed compositors' room; have “spaced some words and others you there they sit or stand before high desks, have not; and should your efforts at type-seton which are placed the cases. Many of those ting appear in the morning's issue, it would poor, hard working girls look thin and con- read something like this: ekəzbers rəhklıion sumptive, with slender waists and emaciated busjon, Who would ever dream that you hands. Summer and winter for years many of meant simply to say, “ Sheridan's recep ion in them have bent over their cases. The slender, Boston ?" "You innocently remove your bewil. blue-veined wrists seem all too delicate to hold dering composition, and you have your first the heavy stick with its sixteen lines of leaden taste of printer's "pi.” There is nothing left words. When full, how cleverly do they re of your labor but a mass of heterogeneous type move it to the forms withouč dropping a siogle in a hapless state of confusion. The little letter or displacing a period !
leads seem laughing at you and your awkward One can but wonder while watching the attempt to control them at first acquaintance, little fingers fluttering over the case if they admonishing you that it takes time to become never get tired. They must, in spite of an adept in the business; it is not acquired in habit and years of experience.
an hour, or a day-10, nor a year. It requires You have seen the stick filled and removed to more than an ordinary capacity to be a printer. the galley. Now she will distribute, which re- A compositor must be well educated -a good quires quite as much tact as the other. She orthographer and gramiaarian-for they are holds a huge pile of wet type in her left hand, often obliged to correct many a blundering senwhile the expert lead discolored fingers of the tence, unsystematic phrase, and uo-Websterright fly like magic-30 swiftly that the eye can like spelling; sagaciously mastering the horriscarcely follow them. Tick, tick, the little ble pen-strokes of learned men with a clearness pieces fall into their separate box's until they and discernment only a printer could possess. are quite full; then, with her minuscript before The female compositors are the most refined, her, she proceeds to set up a bally written arti- sensible, and practically elucated of all the cle, that would take you an hour to read; an women workers in busy, pushing Buston, where artiele that may, perhaps, creata a profound they serve in almost every capacity. sensation throughout the land.
Daily the written thoughts of our best and You regard her attentively a moment, and ablest men lie on their cases; the prose and then vainly imagine that you are capable of poetry of this and other lands pass coutiaually doing the same.
throuzh their hands—thus, while they labor “Oh! it is nothing," you say, "to set up they obtain knowledge. This very labir, weartype-nothing in the world easier,” and the ing' as it is on life and health, improves the compositress points toward a dusty, unused mind and educates the poor compositoress in a Case, full of rusty, pied type. “Pshaw! it is manner more useful, self sustaining, and syspothing." You seize a stick; a smiling printer tematic than that afforded by our fashionable lays a few lines of copy before you. You pick boardiay schools. up a letter—you know your let:ers, of course --but for your life you cannot tell a p from a b, the house of the bride's funer, (Daniel Muntay,)
MARRIED, on the 14th of Eleventh month, 1867, at nor aq from either. They are easily ais James W. Garretson to Lucy Monday, all of Prairie tinguished when written, but type, ah! that is Grove, Henry Co., Iowa. another thing. I's, n's and u's are plain, but a' Poughkeepsie, at the residence of the a's and r's are puzzling. Some of the letters bride's mother, on the 19th of Eleventh month, 1867, are so big, and others so little, you begin to find lage of Yonkers, to Sarah E. Humestone, of the city
by Friends' ceremony, ROBERT Jackson, of the vila it not so easy as at first imagined.
of Pougukeepsie, N. Y.
Died, on the 24th of Eleventh month, 1867, ANN marks; teu to one you never see them when Gill, io her 85th year; a member of the Monthly
Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia. reading, but which, if omitted, you would soon
suddenly, on Seventh-day, Eleventh month detect. It demands considerable ability to 23.1, 1867, J. FRANKLIN, son of Chalkley and Rachel know where and how to place these little “ Holt, aged 13 months. likews.” Not one-half of the writers punctuate
on the 15th of Eleventh month, 1867, Thos. their manuscripts, and, if they do, it is generally YEAMANS, aged 18 years; a member of the Monthly
Jeeting of Friends of Philada , held at Spruce St. incorrect.
- on the 181h of Eleventh month. 1867, in You fondly believe your lines are correct, Philadelphia, ELLEN R., wife of Stephen H. Brooks, perfect in sheet; they certainly look so to your aged 27 years.
FIRST DAY SCHOOL CONFERENCES.
Race street Meeting-house, said reports to emThe Committee of Management will meet on Fourth brace, besides the information sent to cach asday evening, Twelfth month 11th, at 8 o'clock, in tbe sociation by its schools, the number of schools Library Room, Race St. Meeting-bouse. JACOB M. Eilis, Clerk. within its limits.
" Where no Yearly Meeting association has FRIENDS' FUEL ASSOCIATION FOR THE POOR. I been formed, any single school or schools shall
The Annual Meeting will be beld this (Sereoth. report to the General Conference. day) evening, Twellib month 7th, at 7} o'clock, in the
The General Conference shall publish anMonthly Meeting Room, Race St. Meeting-bouse. A Summary of the operations of the Society last winter Dually its proceedings for the benefit of interwill be read, the proposed Charter considered, &c. ested absent Friends. Tbe attendance of Friends is invited.
“Each association shall raise a fund for its Jos. M TRUMAN, JR., Clerk. own, and the needs of the General Conference, FRIENDS' SOCIAL LYCEUM.
in defraying such expenses as may spem necesTwelfth month 10th, Lecture by Jos. A. Paxson.
sary, especialiy for aiding such schools as may be found needing assistance.”
The Conference next appointed an Education (Continued from page 616.)
Committee, whose duty is to examine and pre1lth month 9/h, 1867. pare materials for First-day Schools, and to At a meeting of Friends' First day School bave oversight and management of the affairs Conference, held in Race street Meeting house, of this body henceforward to the organization Philadelphia, at this date, the minutes of the of the General Conference in Fifth month next, last meetings at West Chester and Bal: imore'as follows: Lydia H. Hall, William Dorsey, were approved, and the Committee appointed Louisa J. Roberts, Benjamin Stratton, (Richat West Chester released.
mond, Ind..) Aon S. Paschall, Samuel M. JanA school at Greenplain, Ohio, was reported, ney, Jane Jobuson, William W. Biddle, Har. being the 23d on the list.
riet E. Stockly, Joseph M. Truman, Jr., Ande To show the increasing interest in this con- Caley, Samuel E. Griscom, Lydia C. Stabler, cern, mention was made of the prospect of es- Eli M. Lamb. tablishing a school at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Joseph Powell, 3120 Chestnut street, Philasome of those interested in it being now present. delphia, was appointed Treasurer of the Confer
The Committee on Organization were not ence, and his name added to the Executive prepared to report, and suggested their being Committee. enlarged from this body, which was approved, In the early part of the meeting renewed and the addition made.
stimulus was added to the work by information Renewedly strengthened by having in such of the cheering effect produced upon a distant harmony and fellowship been allowed to pro-, school and those interested in it by an account ceed thus far in its deliberations, the Confer- of the late Baltimore Conference given by one ence adjourned to 3 o'clock this afternoon. of its members.
On assembling in the afternoon, the Commit- In favor of a general organization, much extee on Organization produced a report, which, pression was elicited, it being clearly under. being duly considered, was united with, as fol. stood that this was to embody no effort to mould lows:
the schools into ove pattern, but simply to liuk Plan of Organization.
together the separate chains, that our commu“ Within the limits of each Yearly Meeting nication may be prrfect, and that we may be there shall be a First-day School organizatio., strengthened by hearing of each other, and be having a clerk, an assistant clerk, and a treas able to extend mutual aid in time of need.
Each association sball meet appually at During the sessions, wbich were of great insuch time and place as may seem expedient. terest and earnestness, the mode of conducting To said associations each school within its limits our schools was again discussed, and many will report, through representatives, its number questions asked by those desirous of lawiliari. of pupils, adults or children, male or female; zing themselves with it. its number of teachers, male and female ; aver- In answer to a concern expressed that teachage attendance of pupils and teachers through ers in the same school should fully understand the preceding year; the number of schools pot each other, so as to move with unity of purpose, beld, with the reasons for such failures; num. it was stated that the teachers of Baltimore had ber of months vacated; number of books in from nearly the first of their organization held libraries; and any other information, or any re- monthly meetings, at which they were expected commendations that may seem proper.
to report their labors during the past four weeks, “ These associations shall send delegates, thus interesting all in the work of each, allow. with reports, to a General Conference, to being them to gain ideas from each other, and beld annually at 7 o'clock, P. M., on the Sixth opening the way for any suggestions for mutual day preceding Philadelpbia Yearly Meeting, at I good.
Information was also given of a similar or
DRESDEN, Sept. 15th, 1867. better to review the past than to atteinpt to In my hurry to send off my last letter, I find I mark out a future path, considering, as a beauti. left out a few of the sheets of my llamburgh jourful feature of our schools, the indiviiluality of nal. I spent the last evening I was there with the teachers, and foreseeing the danger of mar- Dr, and Mrs. Rée; the former is a Jew, and ring the work by attempting to prescribe their has a superior school for Jews and Christians,
having become so entirely transcendental as a While it was evident that only in preserving Jew as to have insisted on admitting Christians, this individuality could we hope to work effec- and thereby helping to abolish the distinction. tually in accordance with the principles of our He is an eminent educator, and has married an Society, the teachers were urged to examine English lady. She is a very cultivated and thoroughly their own stand-points, and to let enlightened woman, or she would not have their teachings be simple, attemptiog to impart married a Jew, and doubtless she helps his nothing in which they were not themselves transcendentalism by her own. firmly grounded.
With my usual good fortune I also came into Reports of schools in which classes of adults relation with the extreme opposite kind of had been formed awakened with many an anx. Hamburgh society, having met on the Rhine an jous desire that more of these, no longer chil. eminent pastor of the Lutheran church, and a dren, might enjoy the advantages of thus com- popular writer, Wilhelm Bauer, who, with his ing together for mutual good.
charming wife and lovely son, were returning Parents and others wishing information were to llamburgh from their summer journey into urged to visit the schools, to see the manner of Switzerland. This lady talked Eoglish fluently, conducting them, and the simplicity of the as do most of the educated ladies of Hamburgh; practical lessons taught therein.
and she was very genial when she found I was An interesting illustration of this was given a stranger. We parted at Cologne, where she had by one who had, as a visitor, questioned a little landed with me to spend an hour or two at the class upon what had been impressed upon them Cathedral. I afterward passed a day with her that afternoon from the teaching of the Golden in IIamburgh, and saw that phase of German Rule.
life which a pastor's house and family exhibit. The beautiful precepts of the New Testament I breakfasted in the garden and dived and were especially recommended by a concerned supped in the parlor, the walls of which, as well Friend, yet the idea was also held forth by as tho-e of Mrs. Bauer's private parlor above others, that while these principles can and and her husband's study, were covered with picshould be incorporated with all our lessons, a tures and with engravings of master-pieces of loss would be sustained by an avoidance of the art; on her table were books of prints from rich gleanings from other parts of the Bible, living German artists, among which were prethe Bible Stories, so called, making frequently eminent Illustrations of Dante, which were, in great impression upon youthful minds.
view, infinitely superior to those of Doré, Feeling the interest of the morning, but and rivalled Flaxman; but only as a painter deepened and strengthened by the continuation would rival a sculptor, the designs being more of the exercises in the afternoon session,-being elaborate, and the stress of the expression being bound together as one in the common cause, in the features rather than in the figures. That acknowledging that it has been good for us to outlines merely could make such pyes was a have been together, the Confereoce adjourned. marvel. I thought I should remember the ELI M. LAMB,
name of the artist, but I do not. I shall look LYDIA C. STABLER. } Clerks.
for the work again at Dresden, bowever, and I A meeting of the Executive Committee of wish I could purchase it. But I am obliged to the Conference was held on the evening of 11th resist all such temptatious. Mrs. Bauer, in her month 9th. William W. Biddle, 10!5 Cherry hospitality, took me a drive in the afternoon, street, Philadelphia, was appointed Clerk. Å and finding I was so much interested in the Committee to select books suitable for children, Schræder Stift, (the institution of which I a Corresponding Committee, and a Commitiee spoke to you in one of my former letters,) we on Finance, were appointed.
drove there and made calls upon two of its inLylia H. Hall, West Chester, Pa., and Jos. mates. I observed that from every window of M. Truman, Jr., 717 Willow street, Philadel- the Institution house plants were peeping out; phia, were appointed Correspondents, to whom and the well cultivated garden was divided communications should be addressed.
among those of the inmates who wished to take Contributions in funds should be forwarded care of their own flowers. One of the suites of to the Treasurer, Joseph Powell, 3120 Chestnut rooms at which we called was occupied by the street, Philadelphia.
widow of a physician and her maiden sister;
another by a mother and daughter, the latter before leaving the subject of Hamburgh that I 'having some employment in the city. Mrs. B. am greatly struck with the fine phrenological told me that besides the rent being free, fuel formation of the children of all classes in Gerwas supplied; and I observed that in every room many. They have noble foreheads quite uni. there was a porcelain stove, which stoves are in versally. But I was obliged to tear myself away use all over Germany and Switzerland, and from Hamburgh and its interesting people, who which make a bapdsome article of furniture. gave me letters to some persons in Berlio; but Mr. Schræder also gives to the inmates from alas! pearly all were still on their summer fifty to one hundred marks a year, and they tours, and my friend and countrywoman, Mrs. furnish the remainder necessary for their sup- Bancroft, was in Dresden. One of letters port by engaging in some occupation, as, for was to Dr. Lette, superintendent of schools in instance, the lady who teaches music. There Berlin, and member of the last Parliament, also are po servants except those who bring the fuel, President of a Society for giving professional and each family does its own cooking. I was education to women. He introduced me to the told that Mr. Schræder did not confine bis bounuy secretary of this Society, a superior woman, to impoverished aristocrats, but gave much to whose name is Hirsch, with whom I visited a other poor, and to all good ohjects. He is a Berlin kindergarten for the people. At first Lutheran, and in one part of his building is a the King of Prussia forbade kindergartens as chapel containiog a splendid picture of Christ, promoting democracy tuo much, but the govern, which is over the pulpit, also an organ. The ment is growing wiser, and taking off many social qualifications necessary for entrance into this restraints that endanger rather than guard it. Institution, are that the applicant shall be a Miss Hirsch said that their Society met with Hamburgher by birth, and that he or she many difficulties, more than in Hamburgh, shall bring a recommendation from a clergyman where the people have always felt their social and one other person. The whole organization responsibilities in a greater degree, it being a is certainly a lovely expression of Christian free city. I believe I forgot to tell you that courtesy.
there is a professional school for women in en)Mr. Bauer was not at home at the time of my bryo there, the Paulsen Stift allowing two of its visit, but I saw his brother, who is also a pas rooms to be used for the purpose, by Miss E. tor; the latter expressed great admiration for Marvedel, in order to make a beginning, while the American public school system, and owned a building expressly for the purpose is being the works of Horace Mann. Is saw a book writ. erected through the liberality of some of the teo by Wilhelm Bauer, comprising a series of rich Hamburghers. At present a few of the biographies, illustrating the religious life of older graduates of the Paulsen Stift are engaged, Germany after the War of Freedom, and which under Miss M.'s direction, in various kinds of I was told was written with great beauty.– needle work and in cutting dresses according to Among the lives I saw one of Fichte and of the principles of form, (as is done in America Claudius. I should think it would be a beauti. also ;) but when the new building is completed, ful and popular book to translate into English, there are to be classes in photography, lithofor we do not know enough of these modern graphy, wood engraving, wood-carving, designGermans. I left Hamburgh with grcat regret, ing, &c. The course is to embrace four years, having for the first time come in contact with so that women may have a fair opportunity of Germans at home.
I hope to be the means of competing with men in price, by the actual suintroducing into America Mrs. Goldschmidt's periority of their work. Miss Hirsch knows of plan for training girls for children's nurses and Elizabeth Blackwell and others who bave comfor housemaids, as well as for teachers of kinder- menced medical professions in America, and gartens. There is a crying necessity, I am sure, was very much interested to know all I could for some means to be put into operation for tell ber of what is done by women in America making domestic service more agreeable both to meet the demauds of the age; they envy us to employers and employed, by giving the latter our free scope for improvement without their some education, and putting ihem into a more burden of a thousand years of prejudice. affectionate relation with their employers. Thus Miss Marvedel is translating, I believe, some will society be levelled up instead of being lev. of Mrs. Dall's books, and Laboulaye’s “ Legal elled down, as it too often is now. I hope, too, Position of Woman from the times of the Rothat kindergarten training may become the maps to the present day," a very importaut foundation in our public school system, taking work, so entirely out of priut that the author the children of the poorest from three to six told ine he did not know where a single copy years of age, and securing to their days of in was to be found except the one in the Imperial pocence, happiness, by turning their activity Library in Paris. He said, however, that he
, into channels which will train their bodies, believed it was being translated and published even to the ends of their fingers, and in its turn in the Victoria Magazine in England. Miss J. develop both body and mind. I must remark 'spent two years in England to obtain all the
For Friends' Intelligencer.
information she could bearing upon this great chine-would be acceptable. We commend her object; and I hear from a gentleman in Dres- views to like-minded donors and recipients. dea, whose friends live in Hamburgh, that the lastitution she is founding commands the in.
" The Ocean Bottoin," which was published terest and money of the best citizens of Ham. burgh, and will succeed. I told you in my last recently in the Iutelligencer, recalled to mind nothing of Berlin, except my meeting with Mr. Thomas Fisher, of Philadelphia. We think it
“ The Song of the Sea Shells,” by the late Fay, and becoming so inuch interested in his
cannot fail to please a portion of your readers. new Geography. I thought it might be well to tell you of that for the benefit of the many in.
THE SONG OF THE SEA SHELLS. stitutioos for education among your friends, and where the water plants bloom in the fattomless because I know that in your new College you
O'er regions more wide than the verdure of earth, will wish to have the best preparation in Geog- Deep down 'neath the broad waves' far-heaving raphy as well as in other studies. Mr. Fay came comipotion, to Europe as consul to Switzerland, or secretary
Kind Oature allotted the scenes of our birth. to one of the legations, and having married a Where'er the blue billow in boundlessness rolls, European wife, will probably always remain From the Icebergs that gleam on the star-lighted
Or the moon-lifted tide-swell is pauselessly piling, here.
poles, Berlin is built in the midst of a sandy plain, To the glad Isles of Atlas, perennially smiling and is four times the size of Hamburgh; but 'Neath the path of the Sun, where the coral-rock it cannot compare with Hamburgh in beauty grows, and cheerfulizing effect. One feels that every. And the last weary surge of the trade-winds repose ;
Tbere our tribes are all dwelling in gladness and thing is governmental. The government build.
pride ings and all the public buildings, which also
'Mid he pastures of ocean, udtraversed and wide, eeem to belong to the government, are very In numbers computeless, and colors that vie large, and are ornamented (to a degree that With the blossoms of earth, and the lights of the makes sculpture too cheap) with statuary, either
sky. allegorical or in honor of wilitary herves. There Where the frost- night of winter encrystals the wave,
Where the blazing sun sinks 'mid the flush'd are statues in every part of the city inscribed
ocean's smiles, with the names of the kings who had them where the grasopus or dolphin have found them erected.
E. P. P.
'Neath the poles' icy cliffs, or the palm-sbaded The following extract from the Boston Trang. Where the pearls of the Orient in loveliness sleep,
isles; cript shows that the formal presentation of Wed. And eart's richest treasures and mea's bleacbing
bones ding Gifts, in reference to which we have
Are scattered abroad on the plains of the deep, received several commuuications, is objected to
Neglected, ucpriced as the beach-weather'd stones, by some who do not profess to place as bigh an
Where the bra89-sculptured galleys the Argjuauts
bore, estimate on our cherished testimony to sim. Still curve their bold prowg half-interr'd in the plicity as we do :
The fleets which have eunk 'neath Charybdis' roa!, WEDDING PRESENTS.
And the tiine-wasted wreck ribs of every sbore, The sensible article on this subject from the Which ocean's old rovers have left on the strand;
Toere our kindred are sporting in joy ani in pride, Friends' Intelligencer we published some days
O'er the pastures of Ocean, so fertile and wide, since, has been going the rounds, as it evidently
In numbers computeless, and colors that vie hit what many have felt in their hearts and With the gems of the earth, and the lights of the pockets to be a grievance. “Matilda Jane's sky. Sister" writes to the Springfield Republican to Where the canvass of commerce bas courted the suggest a compromise. She and her - Clarence” breeze,
And gallant ships, gay as the clouds of tbe bour, are to be made one on New Year's Day. She
Have swept o'er tue mountain-wave-waste of the wants to be remembered by her friends, but not as
seas, Matilda was; an inventory of whose gifts she While traffic-built cities grew peerless in powerrecites tbus: they consisted of two silver tea Where the fleets of dead empires have crowded the sets-how much better if one had been china wave, -oine napkin rings, five pie knives---four iron Toʻswell in proud andals the fame of the brave,
And vies bave reel'd to the capnon's deep roar, spoons would bave been more useful;- four
On the arcbives of ages, wbose glories are o'erdozen salt sets; three castors, and other things Where the nautilus litts bis light sail to the breeze, too numerous to mention, and all in the double, Where tbe mariner sings to ibe sky-circled wave, treble, or quadruple style.” Now “ Matilda's By the rock shelter'd iniets aud isles of the sens,
Where the far-fabled syrens enchanted the bravesister” avers that "they” can't afford “such a
There our tribes are all dwelling in gladness and spread” and don't want all these things. She
pride hints that books, but especially a sewing ma- 'Mid the pastures of ocean, so fertile and wide,