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attract, and by ways into which the unwary

For Friends' Intelligencer.
may wander, and the young and inexperienced The essay on " Bridal Presents,” by I. Hicks,
need all the care that can be bestowed by judic. in Friends' Intelligencer, No. 35, is eminently
ious parents ; and they also need the counsel and worthy of the serious consideration of the
encouragement of rightly concerned friends members of the Society of Friends, and it is to
who will take them by the hand and help them be hoped may check this practice which is
over the "hard places" in the journey of life. making its inroads into our Society; and.it

Many parents, in view of their responsibility would have been a relief to some minds, and
on behalf of their children, like Hannah of might have been productive of good, if the
old, desire the aid of their friends in the dis- writer bad extended his remarks to another
charge of this importaot duty. We read that, practice, that appears to be increasingly popu-
when she dedicated her child unto the Lord, lar among Friends, involving the same or even
she sought outward help in guiding his feet in greater inconsistencies. I allude to the cele-
the way of life, and though the prophet heard bration of what is called tin, silver and golden
not the voice that spoke upto little Samuel, yet, weddings. Some of the objections to this prac-
from similar experiences, he was able to per- tice are, in making the expected presents on
ceive that the Lord had called the child and to these occasions, inducements are held out for
give him right counsel.

some to contribute more than they can afford,
As I understand the object of First day schools, rather than subject themselves to an unfavorable
they are not intended for instruction in theologi. comparison with others; and some of the ar-
cal dogmas. Were this the case, there would ticles presented are not practically valuable,
justly be reason for discouraging their continu and others are costly and extravagant. But
ance; but as far as I have observed, there is the greatest inconsistency, in my vicw, is in the
no such view on the part of those engaged in display of them, illy according with that bu-
them; on the contrary, I believe the desire is mility which we profess to advocate, and which
to make the teaching simple and practical; to especially becomes those who have been favored
call the attention of the children to the Divine to live together fifty years as man and wife,
Spirit in the heart; to inculcate the importance much more than any ostentatious display on
of heeding this ioward voice that speaks as such occasions.
never man speaks; by obedience to which they If the object is to promote social feelings
will be enabled to discern between the evil and among relatives and friends, this would be much
the good, be strengthened to resist temptation better attained were they to meet without
and to follow that which is right.

presents; and presents privately furnished would
As aids in this work, they use the Scriptures be more highly appreciated.
and other good books, because in them are por: There is another subject I desire Friends may
trayed the effects of Divine Light upon the examine by the true light. It is that of First-
mind. The letter killeth, the spirit alone day schools, or, as I think may be more properly
miketh alive. None, I believe, can read the called, Sabbath or Sunday schools, as they or-
Scriptures prayerfullý, and with a desire to be iginated with those who call the first day of the
instructed, without realizing that they are one week by those pames.* If these schools are de-
of the means through which living truth is signed for the same purpose as our common
communicated. They bear witness to the schools, I think them unnecessary, as six days
truth. They are “pot that Light,” but only in the week and a few hours in a day is deemed
one of the vehicles for its transmission. too much confinement for study. If they are

It seems to me we may sustain a loss by too designed for moral or religious instruction
entirely rejecting outward instrumentalities through the medium of the Scriptures, to be
To enable us to walk uprightly through this imparted by the teachers as expounders thereof,
present life, we need all the helps the Universal I think it entirely inconsistent for Friends, as
Father has placed at our disposal, and doubt. we believe that nothing short of inspiration
less we shall be held accountable for their right can interpret the true meaning of the inspired
improvedent.

records; and this is not always at our command,
Not only way these First-day schools be a and the historical part can be read and under-
means of instruction to the children, but they stond witbout a teacher.
may also be profitable exercises for those who Parents are the proper guardians of their
meet with them, for as they unitedly examine children; and as those who attend day schools
the great principles and testimonies that under-are necessarily away from their parents much
lie our profession, their hearts may together be of the time in the week, it is surely desirable
touched as with a live coal from off the holy the family should be kept together as much as
altar, and they may respond, "Great and mar-
vellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty, just this city in relation to such schools origioated with

* Our Friend is mistaken. The first movemect in
and true are all thy ways thou King of Saints.'

Friends in tbe year 1790, and they were called "Firsta
Philiulelphia, 11th O., 1867. H.

dayor “Sunday schools.”

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possible on First-days, that after attending shoes and clothes cost no less, and to her own meetings for worship, opportunity should be scanty wardrobe, unprotected feet, and slender affiirded for the family group to be drawn to. diet for want of means, may often be attributed gether, and such means of improvement adopted as concerned parents may believe the delicate frame and flushed cheek which beright. Too much of a disposition is manifested token feeble health. Our attention has been in some parents to place their children under directed to this subject by reading in "

"The others for education, rather than take the re- Press” an article written “ By a Boston lady," sponsibility themselves.

on“ Boston Female Compositors." 11th mo. 16th, 1867.

T. W.

She says that two-thirds of the printing

done in Boston is set up by women. FRIENDS'INTELLIGENCER. not only set type, but they arrange forms' and PHILADELPHIA, TWELFTH MONTH 7, 1867.

read proof,' correctioy and deciphering bad

manuscripts with great skill and readiness." The minutes of Ohio Yearly Meeting, held That in some of the large publishing houses, at Salem from 26th of Eighth month to 29th the foreman is the only male printer in the esof the same inclusive, have just come to hand. tablishment, the printing, press-work, bind. It would be very desirable to receive from our ing and folding, as well as the book-keeping, friends and correspondents early accounts of being all done by women. The most rapid and these annual gatherings, which are always a9. experienced workers among them receive from ceptable to a large class of our readers. So eight and a half to ten dollars per week, which long a time has elapsed since Ohio Yearly at the high prices of everything is a poor reMeeting was held that the interest in its pro

muneration. The writer remarks, it is to be receedings is much lessened.

gretted that Massachusetts does not pay her From the minutes we learn that seven

female printers more liberally. They certainly Friends from other Yearly Meetings were pres. wages? The majority of publishers assert that

do a man's work, then why not pay them men's ent with certificates. The Meeting appears to have been introduced into a profitable exercise,

they prefer girls to men as compositors. They but no mioutes embracing these exercises are

are more steady, reliable and quick. But perappended to the Extracts.

haps the strongest motive power lies in the

economy of so doing. Day after day these LABOR FOR WOMEN.—In the new channels girls go regularly to their work from half past which are being opened from time to time for seven in the morning till six in the evening. the employment of women we can rejoice, in. The sedentary employment of standing a: cases, asmuch as we believe it to be a pressing neces- presses, and folders, from year to year, will tell sity, in order that many who are now enduring at last on the strongest constitutions. Enerthe privations of penury may be relieved from gies thus employed and exhausted should rethe harrowing thought of whence shall be deceive a liberal compensation, so that the need rived the daily means of subsistence. There of excessive labor should not long exist. It is is, however, one discouraging feature attending said the publishers of Boston grow rich by the it which we earnestly desire to see remedied, system of poorly paying their employés. That that is, the comparatively low wages awarded the women do not receive more than half what

We shall not have attained the point a man would rightfully demand. The descripwhich justice demands until there shall be an tion of the amount of labor required in the equality with men in this respect, where the printing of a newspaper may surprise and inlabor and responsibility are the same.

It is terest those who have given but little thought often said that it costs a woman less than a to the subject as they have perused the daily man to live, but the facts do not justify this

journals. mark. Nobody charges her less rent, and she

We would recommend those who never wit. pays as much for coal, groceries and meats, and, visit à printing room and see the patience, toil,

nessed the labor of getting up a newspaper to sometimes, more in proportion, as she is obliged and practice it r:quires to produce a presentable to buy in small quantities. Her children's sheet.

women.

re.

You mount the long, 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 bimbly do the iron fingers 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 : eßəzbers rəhklions 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 bewilblue-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 fall, how cleverly do they re of your labor but a mass of heterogeneous type move it to the forms withouč dropping a single in à 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 acquaintaace, 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—no, 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 compasitor must be well educated--a good quires quite as much tact as the other. She orthographer and grammarian-for they are bolds a huge pile of wet type in her left hand, oftea obliged to correct many a blundering senwhile the expert lead discolored fingers of the tence, unsystematic phrase, and un-Websterright fly like magic--so swittly 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 boxes until they and discernment only a printer could possess. are quite full; then, with her minuscript before The female compositors are the most refioed, her, she proceeds to set up a badly.written arti- sensible, and practically educated of all the cle, that would take you an hour to read ; an women workers in busy, pushing Buston, where article that may, perhaps, create 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 theo vaioly imagine that you are capable of poetry of this and other lands pass contiaually doing the same.

through their hands-thus, while they labor "Oh! it is nothing," you say, "to set up they obtain knowledge. This very labor, 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 affyrded by our fashionable lays a few lines of

copy
before

you. You pick boardiag schools.
up a letter--you know your letters, of course
-but for life
your

MARRIED, on the 14th of Eleventh month, 1867, at you cannot tell

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the house of the bride's father, (Daniel víunday,)
nor aq from either. They are easily ais JAMES W. GARRETSON to Lucy MUNDAY, 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 by Friends' ceremony, ROBERT Jackson, of the vil-

lage of Yonkers, to Sarah E. HUMESTONE, of the city it not so easy as at first imagined.

of Pougukeepsie, N. Y. You at last magter two or three lines to your satisfaction. Then there were the punctuation DIED, on the 24th of Eleventh mooth, 1867, ANN marks; ten to one you never see them when Gill, in her 85th year; a member of the Monthly reading, but which, if omitted, you would soon

Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia.

suddenly, on Seventh-day, Eleventh month detect. It demands considerable ability to 231, 1867, J. FRANKLIN, son of Chalkley and Rachel know where and how to place these little ' cur Holt, aged 13 months. likews." Not one-half of the writers punctuate on the 15th of Eleventh month, 1867, Tuos. their manuscripts, and, if they do, it is generally YEAMANS, aged 48 years; a member of the Monthly incorrect.

Meeting of Friends of Pulada , held at Spruce St.

on the 18th of Eleventh month. 1867, in You foudly believe your lines are correct, Philadelphia, Ellen R., wife of Stephen H. Brooks, perfect in sheet; they certainly look so to your l aged 27 years.

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LIBRARY ASSOCIATION.

Race street Meeting-house, said reports to emThe Committee of Management will meet on Fourth. brace, besides the information seot to each asday evening, Twelfth month 11th, at 8 o'clock, in the sociation by its schools, the number of schools Library Room, Race St. Meeting-bouse. Jacob M. Ellis, Clerk.

within its limits.

“ Where no Yearly Meeting association has FRIENDS' FUEL ASSOCIATION FOR THE POOR. been formed, any single school or schools shall

The Annual Meeting will be beld this (Seveoth- report to the General Conference. day) evening, Twelfth month 7th, at 7} o'clock, in the The General Conference shall publish anMonthly Meeting Room, Race St. Meeting-bouse. Summary of the operations of the Society last winter nually its proceedings for the benefit of interwill be read, the proposed Charter considered, &c. ested absent Friends. Tbe attendance of Friends is invited.

6 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 seem necesTwelfth month 10th, Lecture by Jos. A. Paxson.

sary, especially for aiding such schools as may

be found needing assistance.” FIRST DAY SCHOOL CONFERENCES.

The Conference next appointed an Education (Continued from page 616.)

Committee, whose duty is to examine and pre11th 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 Pbiladelphia, at this date, the minutes of the of the General Conference in Fifth month next, last meetiogs at West Chester and Balsimore as follows: Lydia H. Hall, William Dorsey, were approved, and the Committee appointed | Louisa J. Roberts, Benjamin Stratton, (Richat West Chester released.

mond, Ind..) Ann S. Paschall, Samuel M. JanA school at Greenplain, Ohio, was reported, ney, Jane Jobuson, William W. Biddle, Harbeing the 23d on the list.

riet E. Stockly, Joseph M. Truman, Jr., Anne 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 infurmation Renewedly strengthened by having in such of the cheering effect produced upon a distaut 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 uoder. being duly considered, was united with, as fol stood that this was to embody po effort to mould lows:

the schools into one pattern, but simply to liok 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 organization, 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. urer. 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 familiari. of pupils, adults or children, male or female; zing themselves with it. its nonber 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 sbould fully understand the preceding year; ihe number of schools not 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 bad 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, allowwith reports, to a General Conference, to be ing them to gain ideas from each other, and held annually at 7 o'clock, P. M., on the Sixth opening the way for any suggestions for mutual day preceding Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, at I good.

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Information was also given of a similar or

EUROPEAN CORRESPONDENCE. ganization lately formed at Race St., Philada.

No. 10. In these monthly meetings it was thought

DRESDEN, Sept. 15th, 1867. better to review the past than to attempt 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 Hamburgh jourful feature of our schools, the individuality of nal. I spent the last evening I was there with the teachers, and foreseeing the danger of mar- Dr. and Virs. Rée; the former is a Jew, and ring the work by attempting to prescribe their has a superior school for Jews and Christians, course.

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 io 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, attempting to impart married a Jew, and doubtless she helps his nothing in which they were not themselves transcendentalism by ber 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 inet on the Rhine an ious 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 Hamburgh 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 taugbt 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 Hamburgb, 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 dined 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 those 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 froin rich gleanings from other parts of the Bible, living German artists, among which were prethe Bible Stories, so called, making frequently eminent Iustrations of Dante, which were, in great impression upon youthful minds. my 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 Conferepce adjourned. marvel. I thought I should remember the

name of the artist, but I do not. I shall look LYDIA C. STABLER. } Clerks.

for the work again at Dresden, however, 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 temptations. Mrs. Bauer, in her month 9th. William W. Biddle, 1015 Cherry hospitality, took me a drive in the afternoon, street, Philadelphia, was appointed Clerk. Å and finding I was so much interested in the Commitree to select books suitable for children, Schroeder Stift, (the institution of which I a Corresponding Committee, and a Committee spoke to you in one of my former letters,) we on Finance, were appointed.

drove there and made calls upon two of its inLydia 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;

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