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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 Ger-
was 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 handsome article of furniture. gave me letters to some persons in Berlio ; but
Mr. Schræder also gives to the inmates from alas ! nearly all were still on their summer
fifty to one hundred marks a year, and they tours, and my friend and country woman, Mrs.
furnish the remainder necessary for their sup- Bancroft, was in Dresden. One of my 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 no 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 his bounıy 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 objects. 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 containing a splendid picture of Christ, promoting democracy too 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 briog 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

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. Í 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 lite 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, desigoGermans. I left Hamburgh with great 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 su. introducing 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 garteps. 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 her of what is done by women in America making domestic service more agreeable both to meet the demands 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 important foundation in our public school system, taking work, so entirely out of print that the author the children of the poorest from three to six told me he did not know where a single copy years of age, and securing to their days of in. was to be fouod 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 M. develop both body and mind. I must remark'spent two years in England to obtain all the

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

For Friends' intelligencer.
Institution she is founding commands the in-

" The Ocean Bottom,” which was published
terest and money of the best citizens of Ham.
burgh, and will succeed. I told you in my last The Song of the Sea Shells,” by the late

recently in the lutelligencer, recalled to mind nothing of Berlin, except my meeting with Mr. Thomas Fisher, of Philadelphia. We think it Fay, and becoming so much 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 fathomless 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 compotion, to Europe as consul to Switzerland, or secretary

Kind nature allotted the scenes of our birth. to one of the legations, and having married a Where'er the blue billow in boundlessness rolls,

Or the moon-lifted tide-swell is pauselessly piling, European wife, will probably always remain here.

From the Icebergs that gleam on the star-lighted

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 ia beauty grows, and cheerfulizing effect. One feels that every. And the last weary surge of the trade-winds repose;

There 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, untraversed 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 blossoins of earth, and the lights of the makes sculpture too cheap) with statuary, either sky. allegorical or in honor of military herves. There Where the frost-night of winter encrystals the wave, are statues in every part of the city inscribed

Where the blazing sun sinks 'mid the flush'd

ocean's smiles, with the names of the kings who had them where the grasopus or dolphin have found them a erected.

E. P. P.

· grave

'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 earth's richest treasures and mea's bleacbing ding Gifts, in reference to which we have


Are scattered abroad on the plains of the deep, received several commuuications, is objected to

Neglected, udpriced as the beach-weather'd stones, by some who do not profess to place as high an

Where the bra89-sculptured galleys the Argurauts

bore, estimate on our cherished testimony to sim. Still curve their bold prows half-interr'd in the plicity as we do:


The fleets which have sunk 'neath Charybdis' roar, WEDDING PRESENTS.

And the time-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 and in pride, Friends' Intelligencer we published some days

O'er the pastures of Ocean, su 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

breeze, suggest a compromise. She and her Clarence"

And gallant ships, gay as the clouds of the hour, are to be made one on New Year's Day. She

Have swept o'er the mountain-wave-waste of the wants to be remembered by her friends, but not as

seas, Matilda was; an inventory of whose gifts she Wbile 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, -pine napkin rings, five pie knives--four iron To-swell in proud auduls the fame of the brave,

And navies have reel'd to the caonon's deep roar, spoons would bave been more useful;- four

On the archives of ages, wbose glories are o'erdozen salt sets; three castors, and other things where the nautilus lifts his 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 and isles of the sens,

Where the far-fabled syrens enchanted the brave sister" 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,

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In numbers compu'eless, and colors that vie ing you at the door, then summon to your aid With the blossoms of earth, and the lights of the all the virtues you possess, patience, forbearance, sky.

kindoess, charity, and your love of humanity, to Where'er the wide azure its barriers laves, Where the surf of tbe summer breeze playfully

enable you to fulfil your duty to that poor child; roare,

your mission to that boy is of the holiest charOr the far-heaving surge of the storm-fettered waves acter. Then say to him that you will love him,

Drifts up ocean's relics on earth’s farıbest shores--- if no one else does; that you will care for him, There, while glad sunlight fades o er the ocean's that you will teach him, and thus make him

white foam, And the cool breeze of evering blows fresh on the feel that he is of some account in the world. strand,

Such treatment will lead bim to strive to deserve The blithe sea-boy, sadd’ning in the thought of his your good will, and the very effort will elevate home,

him, and feed the little fire you have lighted in Is gathering gay shells from the billowy sand,

bis heart until it shall burn and blaze up into While he grieves o'er the hard fate which dooms bim

power and light that will forever make him forto roam, And visits, in visions, his love-lighted land

get the darkness and bitterness of the past, and He shall bear them away from the scenes of our

lead him on until, under your loving instruction, birth,

he shall grow into a good and useful member of And brigbt eyes shall value bis far gathered shells, society. They'sball baply be group'd o'er some bright-glow- Teachers, is such a result not worth the deing hearth,

votion of your best powers to its accomplishWhere atfection has woven ber bome nurtur'd spells, Where kindness still welcomes the wand'rer of earth,

ment? It surely is. And his heart's fondest day-dream of happiness Professor Northrop, by request, stepped fordwells.

ward and said: Having attended over

hundred institutes in New Eogland, I can TEACHERS'INST TUTE.

truthfully compliment you upon having the best (Continued from page 623.)

I ever saw. At the last meeting of the Lostitute, Professor

Fie congratulated the teachers and citizens Mark Bailey interested the audience, which con upon having the right man in the right place sisted of about one thousand persons, by reading as county superintendent. He had also visited the parable of the Prodigal Son, the burial the surrounding country, and was delighted of Moses, and a number of other articles. He with it: be doubted not that the fine appearance

of the farms was the result of the fine schools is highly esteemed as an elocutionist.

of the county. Farmers' boys, when educated A sketch of the Chester County “ Teachers' as they may be here, are the promise of the Institute" was given. The first was held in future—tbe men of to-morrow. They might be 1853 or '54; and although the movement met like the gnarled oaks of the forest, while the with opposition, that feeling had gradually boys of the city resembled the more graceful been dispelled by the advantages resulting he had seen the latter snap before the wild winds

pine tree, as they had been thus compared; but from these meetings.

of New England, while the oaks only bowed to To-day (said the speaker) as the result of that the blast. beyioning, we have the inspiring presence of I had pointed out to me, in my walk this three hundred and twenty five public school evening, fine houses belonging to Philadelphians teachers and fifty private instuctors at our and Baltimoreans; api I believe it is your finely. annual convention. And our improved schools conducted schools, and their fruits in the comalready proved that which the speaker had munity, that thus bring strangers to reside in always maintained, that they should be capable your beautiful town. You have but of imparting a thorough and practical education improving your schools to make tbis the banner to our children; and also, that their advance county of the old Keystone State. Do not look ment and improvement would not interfere with, for the full fruition of this gathering of the past but increase the patronage of our more advanced week immediately, but be none the less sure private schools, academies, and colleges. that in the future, when those pupils these

As you go down to your homies, remember teachers are now instructing are the men and that in teaching you have the immortal inter women of your county, that a glorious barvest ests of your pupils placed in your charge. In will be garnered unto you. educating and trainiog youth, ever bear in mind Mrs. Smith being loudly called for, spoke as that the point of entrance to the intellect is follows: I am told I have but five minutes through the hearts of your pupils. If, when in which to say my say, and what can a woman you go to your schools again, you should find say in that time? some poor, ragged, dirty boy, who has bad Woman's work is pre-eminently that of teachneither moral por intellectual training, but hasing, and she need desire done more noble or had no lack of blows and unkiud words, await- | more powerful. We hear much at the present time of the equality of woman with man, and gentle actions in after-Jife, to put them out with of her right to occupy every position, either tempting crumbs on the palm toward the little social or political, which is open to bim. There doubting flutterers overhead, eyeing the movecan be between mau and woman no question of ment with such keen speculation, as if questionequality or inequality, any more than between ing whether it meant bread or a stoue! Let winter and summer. Each has a special work any boy or girl who thinks it can be done, or to perform in the economy of nature, and each would know how it can be accomplished, just see is especially endowed by Providence for that how simply the bird friend of Tregedna did it. work. Each is beneficent, poble, and worthy of " It was all an incident to his benevolent praise and bonor oniy as each performs worthily disposition, not a premeditated design. It comthat appointed work. Either in the place of menced at the time when he was laying out the the other would be not only unnatural and grounds of his little dell park. Wbile at work unhealthful, but unlovely in the extreme. upon the walks and flower beds, and

uruing up The sister the wife, the mother, the teacher the fresh earth with bis spade or rake, several who brings pure impulses, noble resolves, and of the little birds would come down from the exalted culture into her appropriate domestic trees and hop aloig after him at a little distance, &od social duties, must command from every picking up the worms and insects. By walks right-miuded person the same sort of homage ing gently, and looking and speaking kindly which waits upon the man who brings these quali- when they were near, they came first to regard ties into the service of the State through the his approach without fear, then with confidence. opportunities of public life.

They soon learned the sound of his voice, and The speaker then dwelt upon woman's special seemed to understand the meaning of bis simfitness for the office of teacher, and the social ple, set words of caressing. Little by little they power that office gives her. She touchingly re- ventured nearer and nearer, close to his rake ferred to the many uoble women among the ranks and hoe, and fluttered and wrestled and twitterof teachers, who were struggling against almost ed in the contest for a worm or fly, sometimes every obstacle, under the most adverse circum- hopping upon the head of his rake in the excite. stances, yet never yielding, but steadily pressing ment. Day by day they became more trustful and on to the bright goal before them--the attainment tame. They watched bim in the morning from of knowledge and the developinent of their high- the trees near bis door, and followed him to his est powers. To such all praise was due : their work. New birds juived the company daily, trials would prove their blessing: the speaker and they all acted as if he had no other intent could sympathize with them, for it had been her in raking the ground than to find them a lot to be left an orphan in her early years, and breakfast. As the number increased, he began she had struggled on alone in the world, and to carry crusts of bread in the great outside made circumstances bend themselves to her pocket of his coat, and to sprinkle a few.crumbs own will.

for them on the ground. When his walks were

all finished, and be used the spade and rake less A SWEET COMPANIONSHIP.

frequently, the birds looked for their daily raA recent work, published in England, by tions of crumbs; and would gather in the treeElihu Burritt, the learned blacksmith, contains tops in the morning and let him know, with an interesting account of one whom he desig: their begging voices, that they were waiting for nates as the “ Haif-Hermit of Tregedna,” and him. of whom he says that he has made himself the “ He called them to breakfast with a whistle, Rarey of the bird.world, and " has proved, by and they would come out of the thick, green the happiest illustration, that any one with the leaves of the grove, and patter, twitter, and flutlaw of kindness in his heart, on his tongue, in ter around and over his feet. Sometimes he his eye, and in his hand, may have the most would put a piece of bread between bis lips, intimate fellowship of these sweet singers, and when a bright eyed little thing would pick it their best songs from morning till night, with out, like a humming bird taking honey from a out the help of soares or cages.

deep flower. bell, without alighting. They be“ What prettier out-door exercise,” he asks, came bis constant companious. As soon as he “ for the kindly dispositions of gentle-spirited stepped from his door, they were on the lookout children could there be, as a change froin les to give him a merry welcome with their happy sons of love to their own kind, than this playing voices. They bave come to know the sound of of the Rarey among the birds ? What a his step, his walks, and recreations.

Often, pleasant accentuation it would give to their when leaning upon his hoe or rake, one of them voices, as a permanent habit, to talk to these will alight upon the head of it and turn up a birds; to coax them down from their tree-tops, bright eye at his face. Even before he gave or out of their hidings in the hedges, with little up the practice of shooting birds of another calls and cooings such as children can make ! feather, one would sometimes hop upon the gilt How prettily it would train their hands for guard of the lock, and peer around upon the




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brass trigger with a look of wonder which, ceeded its average by about three degrees, though he interpreted arigbt, and left off killing birds nearly four behind that of last year. Taken as a susceptible of the same training.

whole, we have bad a most deligbtful Fall.
PHILADA., 12th mo. 2, 1867.

J. M. E. “ He leaves his chamber window open at night, and when he awakes early in the morning be

ITEMS. often finds a robin or goldfioch hopping about

The following obituary notice, published in the N. on the bed-posts, or on the back of a chair close love to the destitute children of the Freedmen bas

Y. Tribune a few weeks since, of one whose labor of by, trying to say or sing in the best articulation closed by the death of ber who worked so faithof its speech : It is time to get up; come and fully and earnestly for their good. I thought as see the flowers; a dew of pearls is on their quite a number of our Friends had visited her in leaves, and the sun is above the sea.”

New Orleans, the place of her labor, and made her

acquaintance last spring while she was bere solicitFor Friends' Intelligencer.

ing contributions for the Asylum, it was due to her REVIEW OF THE WEATHER, &C.

memory and the Friends that contributed to ber

work, 10 publish the witbin in the Intelligencer. 1866. 1867. DEAL, 11th mo., 1867.


In giving place to the notice sent by our friend, Rain during some portion of

we may add that while on her tour north, to wbich tbe 24 hours,

6 days. 9 days. Rain all or nearly all day,...


be bas alluded, it was our privilege to listen to her Snow, inclg very slight falls

earnest and forcible appeals for the orphan children Cloudy, without stort 8.......

of New Orleans, and we record with sorrow the early Clear, as ordiuarily accepted 16


departure of this gifted and willing laborer.

MADAME Louise DE MORTIE died of yellow fever in New Orleans on the 10tb inst., at the early age of ibirty-four years. She was born in Norfolk, Vir

ginia, but received her education in Boston. In the TEMPERATURE, RAIN, DEATHS,

1866. 1867.

autumn of 1862 she began ber career as a pubiic

reader in Bostou. Her rare ability, eloquent renMean temperature of 11th

dering of the poets, pleasing manner, and good month per Penna. Hospital, 48.00 deg. 57.65 deg. sense, gained for ber some of the leading men and Highest do. during month 69.00 78.00

women of the country among her friends. After the Lowest do. do. do. 29,50 41.50

proclamation of emancipation, when the freedmen Pixin during the nonth,...... 1.76 in. 4.32 in.

were helpless ard friendless, Madame De Mortie went Deaths during the month,

to New Orleans and began ber voble mission among

the freedmen. She first gave lectures, and employed being for 4 current weeks for 1866 and 5 for 1867..... 1091

the proceeds in establisbing an asylum for the freed 1122

children. Of this asylum sbe became Matron, and

henceforth devoted all ber energy and talent to its Average of the mean temperature of 11th

support. Although urged by her relatives and

friends at the North to lenye New Orleans until the month for the past seventy-eight years 43.35 deg. Higbest mean of do. during that entire

yellow fever had ceased its ravages, she refused to period, 1849.........

desert her post. She was buried on the erening of

150.50 Lowest do. do.

the 11th inst. in the St. Louis Cemetery. Her re1793, 1842, 1827/38.00

maids were followed to the grave by the orpban

cbildren of the asylum, and many friends. Mean temperature of the three Autumn

PEACE WITH THE INDIANS.-A trenty of peace with mos. of 1866..........

158.61 deg. several of the more important Indian tribes bas been Mean do do do do

announced by General Sherman. Indians will there. months of 1867 .................... .... 57.85

fore cease to be a lawful prey for whoever chooses Average of the Autumo temperature for

to make a mark of one for rifle practice until furtber the past seventy-eight years............. 54.73

orders from the general commanding. The tribes Higbest Autumn wean occurring during

which signed ibe trealy are the Kiowas, Camencbes, tbat entire period, 1866......... 58.61

Apaches, Cheyennes, and Arrapa hoes. One of the Lowest do. do. do. 1827 49.33

papers says this includes every troublesome tribe ex

cept "the Kon-trak-tah's, the In-gen-a-gent's, and

1866. 1867. The Fron-teer-set-llah's." If the two forner of these Totals for the first 6 months,

have not been consulted, it is probable that the of the year,....

22.47 inch.30.20 inch. treaty will prove hardly more than simply an armis. Serenth month,..




tice.--N. Y. Tribune. Eighth month,..

2.18 15.81

Dr. LivingstoNE'S SAFETY, reported some time ago Niuth mouth,


1.72 by the Atlantic Cable, was announced on the acTenth month.


thority of a letter written to the Loudon Times, by Eleventh month... .....

2.94 Dr. Roderick I. Murchison, President of the Royal

Geographical Society. Dr. Murcbisun says: “1 have Totals for eleven months 41.78 157.47 this day received a letter from Dr. Kirk at Zanzibar, It will be seen by the above that the temperature dated the 28th of September, statiog that he bas of tbe month just closed bas exceeded the average seen a native trader who has just returned from the for seventy-eight years past by about 41 degrees, western side of Lake Tanganyika, and who gave him almost reaching last year, (1866,) which was ibe a detailed account of baving seen a white man higbest on record during tbat long period of time; travelling in thai very remote region.” The “wbite also tbat the entire Autumo temperature bas ex! man" is supposed to be Dr. Livingstone.



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