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P. S. Duponceau, Esq. was called to the Chair, and charge of his duty without an acquaintance with that Frederick Fraley appointed Secretary.
one ofthe European languages which embodies so much The Annual Report of the Direciors was read and profound theological learning. In proportion too to ordered to be printed. The Stockholders then pro- the extent of commercial enterprise and to the intimaceeded to the election of officers for the ensuing year, cy of national relations, does this general necessity inwhich resulted as follows.
crease. In our own country to which, whether as a President—John Sergeant, L. L. D.
land of refuge or a land of promise, ready access is gi
ven to strangers of every clime and of every tongue, Vice Presidents.
and among our own countrymen, whom the restless P. S. Duponceau, L. L. D., Charles J. Ingersoll. spirit of adventure is hourly leading within the circle Directors.
of every idiom that the tongue of man uses, this deAlexander D. Bache, John Vaughan,
partment of useful knowledge ought to have, and has Wm. H. Keating, R. La Roche, M. D.
innumerable votaries. It was upon the conviction that Chas. R. Demme, D. D. Peter M'Call,
such a disposition existed, and upon the admitted abWilliam B. Reed, Alfred L. Elwin, M, D.
sence of the necessary facilities to improve it, that the D. F. Condie, M. D. John Bell, M. D.
individuals with whom the design of a Foreign Library Frederick Fraley, A. J. Pleasonton.
originated, mainly rested their hopes of success. It has Secretary and Treasurer-J. J. Barclay.
been too with a steady view to this object that the Di.
rectors have endeavored to expend the funds entrusted On motion, the proceedings ordered to be printed. to them, and in resigning the charge of a Library to
P. S. DUPONCEAU, Chairman. their successors they can with confidence invite an F. FRALES, Secretary.
inspection of all who are interested in the sub
ject to the results of their labours. Taking into view ANNUAL REPORT.
the necessarily limited number of their purchases, and The Directors of the Foreign Library, in presenting the mistakes incident to untried agencies abroad, they their Annual Report, have great pleasure in assuring have no hesitation in saying that in the department of the Stockholders that there is every reason to believe German, Spanish, Italian and a portion of the French that the public favour which was extended to their books, there is not a better selection in this or any olhinfant institution, has not been withdrawn, and that, af. er neighboring city. As to what amount of credit is ter struggling with difficulties of a most peculiar kind, due to those who liave thus far promoted this plan, the the prospects which seemed to justify the most san- Directors do not feel at liberty to speak. Looking to guine hopes of success at the time the Association was results, and to the fact that not only has this institution formed, are still fair and open. What those difficulties been enabled to place on its shelves a very respectable were, and how they have operated, it is scarcely ne- library, amounting to between two and three thousand cessary at this time to say: It is sufficient for the Di- volumes, but that others, influenced by example, or rectors to assure the Stockholders that, although at the stimulated by an awakened sense of what is due to time productive of serious embarrassment, there is the wants of the reading community, have been led to great reason to believe, that in public estimation they make extensive and valuable purchases in the departwere much exaggerated. They are now happily re- ment of foreign literature, they cannot withbold the er. moved. The Directors believe that with a moderate pression of gratitude for the public spirit in which this portion of patronage, or even with faithful co-operation project had its origin, and by which alone, under se. on the part of the Stockholders, there can be no doubt vere discouragements, it has been sustained. that this Institution will continue to be a benefit and In referring to the fair prospects of the Institution, ornament to the community in which it is fixed. Had the Directors are far from wishing to be understood as a different result ensued, and had this library, in con- representing it in such a condition as to render public sequence either of indifference or of hostile influence, support and patronage unnecessary. They appeal to been allowed to fall into decay, a problem of no very the public for assistance, with the conviction that it is gratifying solution would have been presented, and it deserved for what has been done, and required for what might have been asked, why at a time when the study is to be done hereafter. It is desirable that the library of the modern languages was so generally pursued, the should be rapidly increased, and that the demand for only institution in this city, (we may perhaps say in this contemporary works, more especially in the French country,) which afforded peculiar and exclusive facili- and German languages, should be satisfied. To enable ties to such students should be allowed to expire, for the Company to do this, they must rely on the continwant of the moderate sustenance that it required. The ued patronage of their fellow citizens. They have no Directors have no wish at this time to say any thing in reason to suppose it will be withheld. relation to the merits of this Institution in affording facili- The Board have great pleasure in announcing that ties of this kind, or to attempt in any way to impress the Mr. Duponceau, the senior Vice President of the sopublic mind with a sense of the advantages to be deriv. ciety, in accordance to their renewed solicitation, has ed from such studies. It would, they are aware, be consented to pronounce a public discourse before them wholly unnecessary. A single remark they will offer, some time in the early part of January next. By a only however, with a view to illustrate the design of vote of the Board, the library has been removed to one the founders of this Library Company, and the mode of of the large rooms in the basement of the Athenæum administration which the successive Boards of Direc. buildings, where, on Wednesday and Saturday of each tors have adopted. The acquisition of Foreign Lan. week, from two P. M., till sunset, a Librarian will at. guages ought not to be regarded as a matter of mere tend for the distribution of books. Catalogues will soon literary accomplishment. In our country especially, be ready. where industry has other aims than pure scholarship, All of which is respectfully submitted. this kind of knowledge is made subservient to
JOHN SERGEANT, President. more practical purposes, and few study a foreign lan- F. FRAILEY, Secretary. guage in order to enjoy its literature in comparison with the numbers who in one way or another, are endeavor ing to acquire it, so as to advance them in the varied
FINANCES OF PENNSYLVANIA. pursuits of active life. The man of science, the lawyer, The following extracts are prepared for the Harris. the physician and the merchant, find their professional burgh Chronicle, from the report of the Auditor Geneeducation complete without it, and it may be safely ral, for 1833. The first statement shows the receiptssaid that no teacher of religious truth can be considered the second the expenditures, and the third the amount as qualificd, in point of literary acquisition, for the dis- of tolls taken on each division of canal, all the state
REPORT OF THE UNION CANAL COMPANY.
ments being from the first of November, 1832, to the John Mathews,Johnstown, Western Divi31st of October, 1833.
875 00 RECEIPTS-No. 1. Thomas Job nson, Blairsville,
14,225 00 Lands and Land Office fees,
David Brinneman, Leechburgh, $48,379 64
4,355 85 Auction commissions,
William B. Foster, Alleghenytown, 15,700 00
4,993 20 Auction duties,
John Fowler, Pittsburg Aqueduct, 79,038 08
736 71 Dividends on bank stock,
Samuel Foreman, Kiskiminitas Aqueduct, 250 83 Dividends on bridge, navigation and turn
E. N. Doane, late, Northumberland and pike stock,
John W. Miles, do, do. Tax on bank dividends, 45,404 91
Do. Tax on offices,
Towing Path Bridge,
112 83 14,399 51 Tax on writs, &c.
Samuel Headly, Berwick, 24,771 00
3,416 32 Fees, Secretary of State's office,
Caleb Dusenbery, Easton, Delaware DiTavern licences,
vision, 52,267 16
Charles B. Knowles, New Hope, Duties on Dealers in foreign merchandize, 61,480 86
William T. Rogers, Bristol, State maps, 131 30
6,915 65 Collateral inheritances,
William F, Swift, late do. 160,626 26
4,503 00 Pamphlet laws,
Enoch Davis, Columbia and Philadelphia 96 26
Rail Road, Militia and exempt fines, 1,693 00
do, Tin and clock pedlers' licences,
John Speakman, late 2,461 93
1,678 94 Hawkers' and pedlers' licences,
3,025 45 Increase of county rates and levies, 185,177 32
$151,419 69 Tax on personal property,
43,685 47 Escheats,
It will be seen from the above, that the amount of Canal tolls,
tolls realized, within the fiscal year is $151,419 69.Loans,
Last year the sum taken, in the same period, was Premiums on Loans,
$50,909 57—and from that time until the 1st of JanuaPremiums on bank charters,
102, 297 90 ry. about 5,000 dollars additional was collected, making Old debts and miscellaneous,
in all upwards of 55,000 dollars. — The present year up 5,119 74
to this date, shows nearly 165,000 dollars accounted for 4,047,050 62
at the Treasury, and a further sum of 30,000 will be
realized before the first of January, making in all, 195,Balance in Treasury, Nov, 1. 1832, 117,167 16
000 dollars, more than three times the amount collect.
ed in 1832. $4,164,217 78
The above facts and figures are conclusive evidence
to the friends of Internal improvement in this quarter, EXPENDITURES-No. 2.
that the present system is one of sound policy, and will Internal Improvements,
$2,588,879 13 yield in a few years, a sufficiency of revenue to pay the Expenses of Government,
212,940 95 interest upon the money borrowed to complete it. The Militia Expenses,
20,776 99 tolls for the next year, may safely be set down at from Pensions and Gratuities,
29,303 21 450 to 550,000 dollars.-Chronicle. Education,
7,954 48 House of Refuge,
ANNUAL REPORT Interest on Loans,
91,317 47 Pennsylvania Claimants,
351 00 of the President and Managers of the Union Canal ComState Maps,
pany, November 19, 1833. Internal improvement Fund,
755,444 01 Penitentiary at Philadelphia,
The regular period prescribed by the charter, for
submitting the annual statement of the affairs of the Penitentiary near Pittsburg,
Union Canal Company to the examination of the stock. Conveying Convicts,
1,350 22 Conveying Fugitives,
holders, having arrived, the President and Managers Defence of the State,
have much satisfaction in laying before those interested Miscellaneous,
such information respecting the state of the works, and 12,187 97
the improved prospects of the Company, as will go far $3,796,794 48
to verify the predictions continually made, and now Balance in the Treasury, Nov. 1, 1833,
about to be realized, concerning the efficiency and uti. 367,423 30
lity of this great and expensive undertaking.
The Union Canal opened for navigable purposes on $4,104,217 78
the 20th day of March last, since which time loaded boats have been passing and re passing without inter
ruption, with the exception of a few days, owing to the CANAL TOLLS-No. 3.
necessary repairs of lock No. 43 east, which had provAbraham Hendel, Collector at Ports
ed defective in its construction. Notwithstanding the mouth, Eastern Division,
$25,543 90 increased and growing trade upon this canal, it is with Thomas C. Keed. Harrisburg,
19,650 69 much pleasure the Board can state, that at no time of John Nevin, Middletown,
516 32 this season, has there been any deficiency of water for George P. Nevin, Swatara Aqueduct,
541 76 the passing of the trade; and as measures are now in Robert Scott, Jr., Duncan's Island, Sus
progress for permanently improving the works, by quehanna Division,
3,485 06 means of a new cylindrical feeders, not liable to prema. Jacob Fritz, Juniata Aqueduct, Juniata
ture decay, or leakage, and having within reach an adDivision,
61 41 ditional supply of water from the Quitapahilla source, Levi Reynolds, Lewistown,
7,703 84 (heretofore untouched,) they are firmly of opinion tha Robert Robinson, Shaver's Ford Aque
no further apprehension need be entertained as regards duct,
10 00 a full and constant supply of water, sufficient to accomThomas Airs, Aqueduct at Jack's Nar
modate whatever number of boats may present them. rows,
114 62 selves. William Williams, Huntingdon,
3,564 08 The tolls received from the 1st of November, 1832, John Walker, Hollidaysburg,
3,847 101 to the 1st of November, 1833, amount to $103,462 45,
showing an increase over last year's receipts of 75 per involved a large expenditure of money. They were cent., the tolls of that year amounting to S59,061 06, however necessary, are of a permanent character, and thus establishing the fact that the anticipations of the by the estimation of Mr. Canvass White, were comput. Company have not been based upon idle or illusory ed at $103,565. speculations, but founded upon sound and correct cal- The Company's pecuniary situation, agreeably to culation. It is a subject of pleasing reflection, not only their last Report, was not competent to meet such heato the friends of the Union Canal, but to all who feel vy expenses, and it was deemed proper to ask legislaan interest in the welfare of our State, and of internal tive aid, to enable the Company to surmount these dif. improvements, to find that whatever discouragement ficulties, and promote an improvement indispensable to may cloud the incipient prospects of these great and the success of the great State Canals. In consequence expensive works, all difficulties may be surmounted by of the application made to the last Legislature by the perseverance and good management, and the result Board of Managers, by direction of the Stockhollers, prove beneficial and profitable to those who have in- an Act was passed entitled, “An Act for the entire abovested their funds in the undertaking. A large and lition of Lotteries,” which e'lactment authorises the progressively increasing trade may be safely calculated Governor to subscribe on the part of the Commonwealth on from year to year, through this Canal, aided as it will for one thousand shares of the Capital Stock of the Unbe by the completion of the State canals, and other ion Canal Company to aid in making the necessary tevaluable improvements facilitating and enlarging the pairs and improvements to the works, and render them transportation to and from the most distant quarters of more perfect and permanently useful. In payment of the commonwealth.
this subscription, the Governor was authorised to issue The improvements which have been atithorised by a Certificate of Loan in favor of the Union Canal Comthe Board of Managers, and which are now being exe- pany of Pennsylvania for two hundred thousand dollars, cuted, are agreeably to the directions of Canvass White, bearing an interest of 4 per cent., payable half yearly Esq., who has acted as engineer-in-chief, on the line of on the first days of February and August, the principal the Union Canal.
to be redeemable at any time after the 10th of April, They consist principally of a new cylindrical feeder, 1863, and making it the duty of the Company to apply to convey the water of Swatara, lifted by hydraulic ma- the proceeds of any part of said loan which they might chinery, to the summit level. This circular feeder, or sell exclusively in making and completing the repairs aqueduct, will be 3 feet 6 inches in diameter, made of and improvements of the works of the Canal. This the best white pine plank, three inches thick, jointed, Loan was granted with the express condition, that the and firmly bound together by iron bands, and will ex- Union Canal Company should release the Commontend from the water works to the summit level, a dis- wealth from all claims under the Lottery grant, and the tance of nearly four miles. It is intended as a substi- guarantee of interest made by the State to the new tute for the present open trough feeder, which has be- Stockliollers under the Act of the 26th of March, come decayed and leaky. It is believed the new plan, 1821. when executed, will be a great saving of water, not Upon the passage of the Act of the first of March being liable to leakage, and constructed so as to pre- last, "for the entire abolition of Lotteries,” conpled with vent premature decay, by covering the superstructure the condition of the State subscription, the Board of with a roof, and defending it from the moisture of the Managers were of opinion, that it would be decidedly earth beneath.
the interest of the company to accept the terms of this In addition to the supply of water obtained for the act, as a mark of deference to the State authorities, summit by this feeder, another ample resource is at and in conformity with the voice of the moral public, hand. One of the steam engines has been transferred which called loudly for the suppression of Lotteries. from the water works on Swatara to McLaughlin's They therefore, at a special meeting of the Stockhuldpond near Lebanon, for the purpose of throwing into ers, called for the purpose of taking the subject into the summit level an extra supply of water, when any consideration were authorised by a resolution, to exeapprehension of scarcity is entertained. This pond cute, in the name and behalf of the Company, the reforms the principal head of the Quittapahilla, the wa-leases required by the provision of the 3d section of ters of which as yet have been untouched by the Coin the law. Thus, by accepting these conditions, the pany. From its proximity to the summit (about half a company has received the cerificate of State Loan for mile) and the abundant supply, so easily obtained in $200,000, and relinquished the right of raising money by case of need, it is contidently believed, that the canal way of Lottery, from and after the 31st day of Decemwill at no time hereafter be deficient in water. Parti- ber next, from which period the Lottery privileges will cular pains and care will be taken, that this water do cease and determine. not escape by means of leakage, as the bottom of the
Owing to the manner in which the law has been Canal over this treacherous ground will be doubly lined worded, authorising the issuing of the Certificate of with plank, which have been purchased and transport-Stock, the Governor did not think he was empowered ed to the points where leaks have heretofore occurred. to issue the same, so as to make it divisable or assignaAlong the line of Canal a number of new houses, for ble, and the certificate was issued in favor of the Union the accommodation of Lock-keepers, has been crected, Canal Company in one entire sum of $200,000, without which although adding to the expense, were necessary their having the power to divide or transfer the same for the prompt passage of boats through the locks, as into smaller parts. This defect has prevented the Comwell as to prevent a waste of water which has frequent- pany thus far from availing themselves of the benefit of ly occurred by inattention to the gates.
the State Loan, as they could not sell or assign the The Rail Road mentioned in last year's report as in same in portions to suit the wants of the Company. progress, has this season been completed under the They have little doubt, however, that upon a represen. particular superintendence of Mr. Benjamin
Aycrigg, tation being made to the Legislature, this oversight will the Engineer, employed by the Company. This Rail be remedied. Road is now in operation; it runs from the basins of In the mean time, to meet the current expenses of the Canal at Pine Grove to the vicinity of the Coal re- the improvements and repairs, the managers were gion, above Pine Grove, and forms a junction with the obliged to have recourse to the tolls received on the Lorberry Rail Road, which extends to the Coal Mines. canal, which have been applied in discharging the From this quarter, a considerable trade may hereafter debts incurred in the prosecution of the works. These be expected, advantageous to the Canal Company, and tolls will be replaced to their legitimate objects, as opening a market for Anthracite Coal, which may be soon as funds can be raised from the disposition of the readily transported either to Philadelphia or the Sus- State Loan. quchanna Outlet. These improvements and repairs ) In conclusion, the Board congratulate the Stockhold. 1833.)
EXHIBITION OF THE BLIND.
ers, and the friends of internal improvement generally, On the right and left of the stage were erected narupon the fair and pleasing prospect held out by the in- row strips, about ten feet long, one above the other, to creasing usefulness of the Union Canal, by its improv- the height of about twenty feet from the floor, on which ed condition; by its capacity to pass the largest quanti- were hung guard chains, many of which were made of ty of ionnage that may present itself; and by its advan- gold and silver braid, interwoven with silk braids of vatageous route in connexion with the State Canals, af. rious colors, descending in festoons from the top strip fording facilities for transportation between Philadel. | in the centre, to the ends of the horizontal strips, bephia and the great West, as well as the northern quar- neath these festoons were arranged lamp stands and ters of our State, which every year's experience teaches straw table mats, of different patterns, made by the fe. us is, and will be a rapidly increasing trade.
male pupils, both sides of the bannisters of the stage The annexed statements exhibit the Treasurer's an- were hung with small baskets, the whole entwined with nual account of receipts and expenditures, also the fringe of different colors, such as is used for the trimamount of tolls received, and the quantity of tonnage mings for the lamps, stands, &c. The organ at the back which has passed the Union Canal from the first day part of the stage was also tastefully decorated with of November, 1832, to the first day of November, 1833. baskets of different shapes and sizes. The frame on
All of which is respectfully submitted, by order of the left was surrounded by a lady's green silk calash, the Board of Managers.
the work of Sarah Marsh, a most interesting girl, who WILLIAM READ, President. subsequently astonished us by her correct execution on Statement of the whole amount of tonnage which the keys, or scales in music, seldom to be met with in
the piano forte, in which she exhibited a knowledge of passed the Union Canal from the first of November, clear-sighted persons of much longer practice. The 1832, to the first of November, 1833, amounting to piano forte was on the left: behind it were placed, on 85,876 tons, 6 cwt. 2 qrs.
easels or stands, maps of the world and United States
qrs. Flour, 70,595 barrels, (weighing) 6,723
on which the rivers and boundaries of countries and
5 3 Wheat and Rye, 324,260 bushels 8,106 10 0
states are made tangible by perforating the outlines Whiskey, 12,408 barrels
1,551 2 0
from the back of the map- this method, we underIron, bar, pig, and castings
stand, has been preferred by the principal to any other,
0 Iron Ore
2,306 10 0
as it presents all the advantages to a blind person that Coal, bituminous and anthracite 5,488 3 0
a seeing person possesses, it being requisite only to Lumber, 14,677,750 feet
perforate any place on the map and name it to the Shingles, 5,991,600
2,995 16 1
pupil; which fixes it permanently in his mind. Staves,
188 8 3 We also observed two boards of tangible characters, Gypsum,
one containing the complete scale of natural notes in Fish, 14,370 barrels
music, arranged for treble, tenor and base, beneath Salt, 124,200 bushels
which is placed an exact representation of the key Merchandize,
9,154 7 1 board of the piano forte and guides of direction leading Sundries, consisting of corn, flaxseed,
up to each note in either of the staves above; this we tobacco, hemp, clover seed, lard,
believe is something quite new, and admirably adapted butter, limestone, marble, bricks,
for the instruction of the clear-sighted as well as the leather, pork, &c.
9,899 8 3 blind. The other board contains the time, table, and
all the signs and marks in music in general use; the ar85,876 6 2 rangement of this board is also new and somewhat
unique, as it presents, in a small space, the most comAmount received in cash for tolls, $103,462 45 prehensive view of all the signs and different times of
music that we ever saw. There were two black-ended From Poulson's American Daily Advertiser.
boards for writing on, and various other articles for EXHIBITION OF THE BLIND,
aiding in their instruction, distributed on the other At the Musical Fund Hall, Nov. 21, 1833. parts of the stage. At an early hour on the above evening, we attended We had no conception that so much had been done at the place appointed for this novel and interesting in so short a time, considering that nine months ago spectacle, to witness a display of mental and physical the institution was not in existence. powers, which exceeded the most sanguine expecta- The exhibition commenced by the pupils performing tions of the very large and highly respectable audience the music to the following hymn, written for the occaassembled on the occasion. We were forcibly struck sion, with original music. with the tasteful display of articles manufactured by the blind pupils, the effect of which was heightened by
O, thou great and gracious Being,
To all creatures ever kind ! the judicious arrangement of causing the company to enter at the southwest corner of the room. Our grati
Source of vision to the seeing.
Friend and father of the blind ! fication was still farther increased at witnessing the ra. pid succession in which groups of expecting and sur
Joys of sight! they are denied us; prised visitors arrived, and disposed themselves in com
Let thy holy will be done ! pact order, till the room was completely filled by at
In our blindness thou wilt guide us, least fifteen hundred persons.
Thou, O God, our light, our sun ! A general expression of satisfaction pervaded the whole assembly, at the display of workmanship on the Through the sounds that fall and linger stage; but this feeling gave place to a deeper one of
On the eager, listening ear; sympathetic sorrow, on the entrance of Mr. Fried. Through the quick-discerning finger, lander, with his blind pupils. It is impossible to con.
Bidding darkness disappear. vey an idea of the impression made by their apparently
Thro' the friends whom thou hast given, forlorn and desolate situation; an attempt was made to
And whose hearts thy love controls, greet them in the usual manner by clapping; but this
Thou art pouring down from heaven, was smothered by the warm gush of other feelings than
Learning's light upon our souls. those of mere satisfaction or hearty welcome. The mute eloquence of the fair portion of the audience was Now no ills our hearts shall sadden, sympathetic; and, we should trust, was found accepta
They shall know no painful fears; ble by that Being who is alike invisible to the seeing Though our eyes no sunbeams gladden, and the blind.
They shall stream no more with tears,
Both music and hymn being original and written for | Marsh, Theodore Myers, Beniah Parvin, Henry Bea. the occasion. They appeared, however, disconcerted vers, Ab’m Marsh, Jos Hough, and Wm. Grahamn, at the concourse of persons which they were sensible
We were amazed at the rapid mental operations of had assembled to witness their performances. How- several of the pupils, particularly the multiplication of ever, as they proceeded, they gained confidence, and millions, thousands and hundreds, in less time than we more than realized all expectations of what they were ourselves could do it by the common mode, and many able to do, if properly educatell, and their minds di- difficult questions proposed by the audience were anrected from their unfortunate situation.
swered with great rapidity by the pupils, indiscrimi. Next followed exercises in a knowledge of the alpha- nately. bet. Mr. Friedlander led his youngest pupil, Wm.
The exercises in arithmetic were followed by the Hatz, to the front of the stage, and handed bim several performance of the following hymn by all the pupils; letters of the alphabet, cut in relief on blocks, of which
HYMN. he evinced a ready knowledge. Another pupil, J. B. Martindale, who had been in the institution but fifteen 1. Father of mercies! in thy word, days, exhibited his knowledge of the letters by placing
What endless glories shine ! them on a board and spelling short sentences. They
Forever he thy name ador'd, then proceeded to reading from tangible letters, exe
For these celestial lines ! cuted by the pupils themselves, with pin types. which
2. Here may the wretched sons of want are small pieces of wood, about two inches long and
Exhaustless riches find: three-eighths of an inch square.
On the lower end
Riches above what earth can grant which rests in the box, (which is laid at the right hand
And lasting as the mind. of the pupil,) is the shape of the letter reversed, formed of steel points, and on one side of the block is cut
3. Here the fair tree of knowledge grows, in relief the form of the letter, so that when the pupil
And yields a free repast: passes his hand along a row of them in the box, he rea
Sublimer sweets than nature knows, dily finds any letter he may want, which he transfers
Invite the longing taste. to a small rack, closed down over a board covered
Whatever pleasure or gratification may have been with cloth, and under this rack, on the top of the cloth, produced, it was certainly much increased by the exais placed a sheet of paper, through which the pupil mination of all the pupils in Geography, illustrated with presses the points of the pin type, and in this manner maps of the Globe and the United States. Several of transfers his ideas to paper, which then becomes pal- them exhibited a boldness and promptness in their aapable to the seeing, as well as to the touch of the blind. swers which would at any time reflect credit on older
Specimens of this printing were handed about the clear-sighted pupils. We must particularly notice Abracompany, and it was pleasing to witness the impatience ham Marsh, who really seems to be a second Malte of ardent curiosity in many who were delayed from its Brun, in embryo, from the unhesitating manner in which gratification by their remote situation from the gentle he answered a string of rapid interrogatories, respectmen who handed them around. We were then not ing towns, cities, boundaries of states, courses of rivers, only gratified, but indeed astonished, to witness the fa
&c. cility with which one of the pupils, (we believe Wm. Much of the detail and mode of operation in spelling Graham,) wrote with chalk a large portion of the and writing, was, of necessity, very slow, and if done by Loud's prayer, on one of the blackened boards.
This seeing persons, would have excited a spirit of restlesswas indeed wonderful, and evinced that great patience ness and fatigue in the audience; but on the present ocand perseverance must have been employed on the casion nothing of the kind was evinced. part of Mr. Friedlander, to produce such a gratifying
We come now to speak of the musical exercises, which and important result. Sarah Marsh, Abraham Marsh, commenced by an examination of several in notation, and Henry Beaver, also gave us some beautiful speci- the time table, musical signs etc. Nest followed a lesmens of their writing, in like manner on the board.
son by William Graham and Abraham Marsh, on the The instruments of music were now seized with an piano forte, then exercises in different scales or keys, avidity which convinced us the pupils take an uncom- on the same instrument, by Sarah Marsh, of which we mon delight in their use. They performed the original have already spoken in terms of commendation. These music of the following hymn in a style which consider- were succeeded by a lesson performed by Sarah and ably exalted our opinion of their talents.
Abraham Marsh on the piano sorte. It was evident that HYMN,
the admiration of the audience increased as the pupils Written for the use of the pupils
, with original music. advanced with this part of the exhibition, but our rap
ture was loud and unbounded when we saw an orches. 1. Blessings on thee! gracious Lord!
tra of young blind musicians arranged with Parvin as Ev'ry child shall bless thy name,
leader, next Beaners and Myers, all three with violins; For each kind and gentle word,
then Marsh with his Aute, next Hough with his grare When to thee the children came.
and sober toned violincello, and last, though not least, 2. Happy child! upon whose head,
Graham with his favorite horn, from which he poured As he sat upon thy knee,
forth occasionally a succession of tones so managed as Thy kind hand was softly laid,
to produce expressions of admiration from critics in Blessing him paternally!
Their execution of 'Di Tanti Palpiti,' would certainly 3. Hark! that voice is rais'd in prayer,
reflect honor on older musicians, playing from copy by Which could still the tempest wild; sight. The 'Swiss Boy,' with variations, performed by Lo! that mighty hand is there,
the whole orchestra, assisted by Sarah Marsh, who preLaid in blessing on a child!
sided at the piano forte, was uncommonly fine, and a
repetition called for. But the applause elicited by this The hymn (which is also original and written for performance was increased with the accurate executheir use) was received with every proper demonstration and repetition of the 'Alpine Melody.' Their tion of delight, and this impression was not in the least style of execution generally reflects much credit on weakened by their musical performances afterwards. Mr. Friedlander, for his assiduity and care; and also on Our surprise and pleasure were greatly enhanced by Mr. Schmitz, for his voluntary instruction and untiring the exercises in arithmetic, mentally, and with tangible patience in aiding Mr. F. to promote the improvement figures on blocks by all the pupils, except Martindale, of the pupils in their favorite art. The exercises occuviz. Wm. Hatz, Geo. Rafferty, Mary Mallett, Sarah | pied three hours, and concluded with the follow