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Echo is a sprightly maid,
As afraid to longer stay
Nor a point defend.
Haste and rest not, yet I know,
None her feet have bound;
ALLEY.-At Lagrangeville, N. Y., Second month 27th, 1908, Franklin H. Alley, youngest child of Esther A. and the late Henry Alley, aged 21 years. He was a member of the Oswego Monthly Meeting.
ALLEY.-On Third month 2nd, 1908, at Babylon, N. Y., William L. Alley, a member of the Brooklyn Meeting.
GLASCOE.-On Second month 14th, 1907, at his home, 1124 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia, Nathaniel Glascoe, a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends.
GRIFFITH.-At the home of his son-in-law, Oxford, Pa., on Third month 7th, 1908, Levi Garrett Griffith, aged 84 years.
NEWCOMER.-At the residence of her daughter, Mary B. Davis, near Homeville, Pa., on Second month 19th, 1908, Esther Anne Newcomer, widow of the late Lewis R. Newcomer, in her 83rd year.
PIGGOTT.-Thomas Piggott died at his home near Silcott's Springs, Va., 23rd of Second month, 1908, in the 69th year of his age. His illness was long and distressing, but he endured it with much Christian fortitude and patience. He was a life-long member of Goose Creek Monthly Meeting, highly esteemed as a worthy and exemplary member of Society. Indeed in all the relations of life he was a good example of the average Friend of to-day -industrious in his habits, intelligent, courteous, dignified and independent in his charater; a loving husband, a kind and considerate parent and a steadfast friend.
He is survived by his wife, Sallie A.(Brown) Piggott, two sons, William B. and Henry E. Piggott, and a daughter, Clara R. Robinson of Newport News, Va.
Funeral services were held both at the home and in the meeting house; at the latter, feeling and appreciative tribute was given to the beauty of his life and character. Interment was in the Friends' burial ground at Lincoln Thomas Piggott and his wife together combined a direct descent from nearly all of the principal families that constituted the meeting at the time it was established and through the early years of its history.
ROGERS.-After an illness of five days, Ellen P. Rogers died of pneumonia, Second month 27th, 1908, at the family residence in Indianapolis, Ind. She was born in West Chester, Pa., Fifth month 5th, 1832, and came to Pendleton in 1858, soon after her marriage to Elijah P. Rogers. After his death, which occurred Twelfth month 27th., 1899, she went to live with her only surviving child, Rebecca Rogers George, and her husband, both being prominent physicians of Indianapolis,
She was a member of Fall Creek Monthly Meeting of Friends and was a faithful attender and ardent worker in our First-day school and meeting all the time she lived here. Active in charitable and philanthropic organizations, she was one of the Temperance Crusaders forty years ago and was a faithful worker in the W. C. T. U. here and in Indianapolis.
On First-day, Third month 1st, the remains were brought, from Indianapolis to Pendleton, accompanied by about twenty relatives and Friends, arriving at Fall Creek Meeting Houes near our usual meeting hour, where a large number of her friends had assembled. Soon after we had gathered into the grand silence which is characteristic of Friends, Wilson S. Doan spoke words of appreciation portraying her life work, to the truth of which those of us who had worked with her for more than half a century could bear witness. The interment was by the side of her husband and near where so many of her relatives and friends had been buried.
As an illustration of her industry and obedience to known duty, I may say that the last work she did just before being taken down, was to make an article of clothing for the charity association of the city. Pendleton, Ind.
JOHN L. THOMAS.
SCATTERGOOD.-On Second month 17th, 1907, Lewis Harmer Scattergood, aged 39 years; a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends. Interment at Fair Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia.
SPICER.-At his home, 2004 Park Avenue, Baltimore, Md., Third month 6th, 1908, Simeon Spicer, in his 72nd year; an elder in Baltimore Meeting of Friends. He was
a son of the late Abraham and Eliza Rush Spicer of Harford County, Md.
Not being able to attend the funeral of Elizabeth Hallowell, which was held at Plymouth Meeting House, Pa., Second month 26th, because the day was so inclement, I feel like leaving this tribute to her memory.
In the days when Joseph M. Truman was with us, of ever blessed memory, this dear friend and myself, agreeably to his solicitation, took a forward seat in meeting, and for this act of obedience, we had the reward of peace and satisfaction, and I would recommend to others the like dedication of self, as it strengthens the brethren in all good words and works.
ANNA M. ORMSBY.
NOTES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS.
The regular Spring meeting of the Executive Committee of the General Conference of Friends' Associations will be held in Room No. 1, Meeting House, Fifteenth and Race Streets, Philadelphia, Pa., on Seventh-day, Third month, 21st, 1908, at 1.30 p.m. It is hoped every Association near enough may be represented, thus helping to make the meetings a success, as well as securing for all direct reports of sessions held. ARABELLA CARTER, Secretary.
In our notice last week of the Home for Colored People at Oxford, N. C., the type made us say, "No money is needed" when it should have been "Now money is needed."'
At the First-day school held at Millville, Pa., Third month 1st, 1908, the subject of "Intercollegiate Games" came up before the school for discussion. It was the unanimous expression of those present that we ask the management of Swarthmore College to cease to allow the students under their care to take part in intercollegiate contests. And those whose names are hereto appended were unanimously appointed to convey to them the notice of this exercise. SARAH P. WILSON, CHANDLEE EVES.
The Friends of Prairie Grove Quarterly Meeting, Iowa, desire to express their sentiments in common with other meetings and members of our religious Society in regard to acceptance or non-acceptance of the Jeanes bequest. We have tried to study the subject on its merits alone and have read with deep interest the different views that have been expressed from time to time in the Intelligencer. Without going into extended argument, we desire to go on record as favoring the acceptance of the bequest by the trustees of Swarthmore College. As among other reasons for so doing, we believe the College can more nearly carry out the advancement and spread of Friends' principles, by lowering the cost of tuition and thereby increase the attendance of the children of our members. Extracted from the minutes of Prairie Grove Quarterly meeting of Friends, held at West Liberty, Iowa, Third month 7th, 1908. GRIFFITH E. COALE, Clerk for the day.
The acceptance of the Jeanes bequest was freely discussed at a recent session of Menallen Monthly Meeting (Adams County, Pa.) The feeling that intercollegiate athletics, as now practiced have no place in a Friends' college and therefore ought to be abolished was strongly expressed by a majority of those present. This feeling has long been held by many of Swarthmore's patrons, uninfluenced by the prospective inheritance, but a realization of the great benefit which might accrue to the young Friends of the rising generation if a portion of the generous bequest, could be used in lessening the cost of a college education, makes a strong additional reason for giving up intercollegiate athletics at this time.
As in every
community of Friends, a few of our members, especially among the college alumni, loyal to their alma mater, and appreciative of the growth of the college under present management adhere strongly to intercollegiate athletics, and fear that the college will lose prestige if they are abolished. They also feel that under present conditions the question cannot be decided upon its own merits outside of the monetary consideration and that the acceptance of the fund will be a lessening of the dignity of our Society. So, as in other neighborhoods, both sides are presented and the question argued pro and con without arriving at a
Girard Avenue Meeting, Philadelphia, last First-day was very well attended. The spirit of the meeting was one of marked interest and the addresses of George Walton and Evan T. Worthington, were closely allied in their plea for more personal spiritual experience. Evan Worthington noted Peter's human, vacillating character, showing how much like ourselves he was. After denying Christ three times, he later received the command three times from the master, "Feed my sheep;" and from the time he received the spiritual benediction, he was strong. We further had the privilege of a few pointed remarks from Emily Kirby of Woodstown, N. J., showing the opportunity of each person to aid in the great temperance movement which is now occupying the country's attention.
Ellwood Roberts of Norristown, Pa., was a visitor at West Philadelphia Meeting, last First-day. His message had for its central theme, "The Friends' mission is founded on universal love." The meeting house was full, many visitors being present, among whom were Joseph Flowers and his wife from the Valley Meeting. On Sixth-day evening, Third month 6th, Prof. Paul M. Pearson of Swarthmore College gave an instructive talk on Dun bar and other colored writers. His recitations were delightful and much appreciated. A social hour, with refreshments, concluded the evening.
The Membership and Best Interest Committees of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, are working out a plan to centralize Friends' interest in Tioga, where there are about 40 Friends' families. This should interest all Friends in that community.
M. F. G., one of our isolated members, writes from Oakland, Cal., "While I cannot report a direct increase in the Friends' Society in this locality it is encouraging to note that, among the real seekers for spiritual truth, there is more attention being paid to the necessity of giving heed to the divine inner light. In proportion as this condition gains ascendency in the minds of the people, we may rightfully expect an uplift towards justice and true brotherhood among the nations.”
The Messenger of Friends' Association, Toronto, says: "We are pleased to note that Mr. A. Stevenson, B. A., of Stratford, the chairman of the Peace Branch of Friends' Association, has been appointed Lecturer on Methods in English in the faculty of education at Queens' University, Kingston, and head of the English department of the Kingston Collegiate Institute."
Charles H. Sargent, a member of Lincoln, Nebraska Executive Meeting, delivered an address before the pupils of the Lincoln High School on Washington's birthday.
Nebraska Half Year's Meeting will be held in Lincoln, Nebraska, in Grand Army Hall, Twelfth and N Streets, at 10 a.m. on Second-day, Fourth month 6th. Meeting of ministers and elders the Seventh-day preceding at 2 p.m. Meeting for worship on First-day at 11 a.m. The members of that meeting hope that some Friend or Friends from other meetings will feel drawn to attend, as they need encouragement.
GEORGE SCHOOL NOTES.
On Second month 17th, George Bliss, a member of the Philadelphia Weather Bureau, addressed the members of the Science Club and others. He explained the formation of storms and the way in which they travel across the country. He also showed the difficulties which arise in forecasting the weather.
Second month 22nd the fourth lecture of the course was given by the Sterling Jubilee Singers of Chicago.
The regular meeting of the Whittier Literary Society was held Second month 29th, and the following program was given: Piano solo, Edith Coe; recitation, "Uncle Noah's Ghost," Wallace Borton; piano duet, Francis Smith and Emma Walton; Whittier paper, Rebecca Wilson; recitation, "For Your Daddy Comes," Eleanor Hallowell; play, "Leap Year."
Isaac Wilson and wife and Joel Borton and wife were present at our Fourth-day evening meeting, Second month 26th.
Third month 7th, the last lecture of the course "The Real Indian, was given by Dr. Charles Eastman, Sioux Indian, graduate of Dartmouth College, author and lecturer. For an hour and a half, Dr. Eastman, in a delightfully easy manner, spoke on the simple, beautiful life of the Indian before he came in contact with the white man. The real Indian had a high standard of philosophy and from early childhood was taught to be true to it, Dr. Freeman Coates of Oxford, Pa., and his brother, Pusey Coates, of Cochranville, Pa., recently spent several days with us. The sweet, silent ministry of Dr. Coates, as he moved quietly among us in his wheeled chair, was very helpful and we felt that it was a great privilege to have him with us. H. B. K.
SWARTHMORE COLLEGE NOTES.
On Second-day evening the 2nd inst., M. Florian Vurpillot gave a very interesting lecture in his native language on the subject, "Patriotic French in Southern France during the Seventeenth Century."
Members of the engineering classes listened to a talk by Robert K. Sheppard on "The Rail Bonding for Electric Railways," Fifth-day morning at the fourth hour.
Dr. Brooks returned on Second-day, the 2nd inst., from a trip through Ohio, where he has been lecturing. He devoted an hour on Third-day morning to giving members of his classes an account of his trip. He dwelt principally on Cincinnati and its politics, paying special attention to the enthusiasm shown throughout Ohio for Roosevelt and Taft.
On Seventh-day the 7th inst., Rufus M. Jones of Haverford gave a very interesting lecture in the meeting house, on the "Psychology of the Mind." The following morning he attended meeting and talked to the student body. J. S.C.
BYBERRY, PA.-The Third month meeting of Byberry Friends' Association was held on the first, Charles S. Randall acting as chairman and Arabella Carter as secretary. The opening scripture reading was given by Lillian Shoemaker. A communication from William McWatters was read and Rachel Knight and William P. Bonner named as delegates to attend a proposed meeting in West Philadelphia. A communication from David Ferris was also read asking that expression of opinion regarding the Jeanes bequest be forwarded to Swarthmore Managers.
No action was taken as a body. A paper on Abraham Lincoln was given by Caroline J. Atkinson. A talk on "Friends at Guernsey" was given by Rachel Knight and much appreciated by her hearers. She dwelt on their earnestness, sociability and good work, and the very high esteem in which the inhabitants held them. Some pleasant description of the island was also given, with references to laws, industries, etc. Remarks by William P. and James Bonner, Jr., Rachel Johnson and Arabella Carter, led to further talk on sociability among Friends, when the previous speaker contrasted the greetings given her by London Meeting as compared with Guernsey Friends, much to the credit of the latter. Although the day was stormy and the meeting not large it was felt to have been especially interesting. A. C.
HORSHAM, PA.-The Friends' Association held its meeting on First-day afternoon, Second month 23rd. Jacob T. Comly presided. William Penrose opened the meeting by reading the 13th chapter of Corinthians. Bothwell Park then recited "The Swallow's Nest." Elizabeth Comly read selections from the life of Samuel Emlen. Susan J. Williams and Seth T. Walton spoke on current topics of interest. Anna M. Hallowell then read an original paper on "Seeking Happiness." William D. Satterthwaite, Jr., gave us a short talk on the life of William Penn. The names of two Friends being asked for as members of the General Conference Executive Committee the president appointed Alice M. J. Wood and Sarah Jarrett. The meeting adjourned to meet again on Third month 29th, when Joseph Elkinton expects to be with us. C. F. SMITH, Secretary.
MOORESTOWN, N. J.-The regular meeting of the Young Friends' Association was held Sixth-day evening, Second month 14th, in the assembly room of the Friends' High school. William Slaughter, the probation officer of Burlington County, gave us an interesting account of his work. He explained that the idea of probation work is to show confidence in the prisoner who has committed his first offense and let him have another chance, providing he is sober and industrious. He then explained in detail the workings of this system and told us about several cases with which he has dealt, showing the value of the office not alone for the normal uplift of the individual offender, but also to the community at large. Rachel Herr then recited "The Little Jew." Byron Deacon, who has recently returned from Woodbrooke School, gave us a most interesting account of the settlement. He told of its origin, how it arose from the need of accurate knowledge of social conditions and of diffusing the Bible truths and then described the buildings and grounds and the social life and course of studies. The meeting closed to meet Third month 13th, 1908. E. R. LIPPINCOTT, Sec❜y.
NEW GARDEN, PA.-The Young Friends' Association met Third month 1st at the meeting house. The president opened the meeting by reading the 19th Psalm. Mary H.. Tudor read a letter from Emily Wilbur, superintendent of the Friends' Neighborhood Guild, expressing her thanks for the contribution sent by our Association, which consisted of 94 garments, seven comfortables, two quilts, and two blankets. For our Discipline work for the day, Mary H. Tudor gave a talk on "Membership." She said in part: "There is much controversy as to whether it is right to have birthright members. Why should not they be as good members as those coming in by request, if their parents teach them the discipline? Those for whom we should feel the most concern, are those who are as good Friends as we are, and yet are not members."
After a lengthy discussion, Current Topics were given by Estella A. Parker in the absence of Marian H. Barnard. The sentiments contained the word Faith. The next meeting, Fourth month 5th, will be held in the meeting house after which they will be held at the homes of the members in alphabetical order. ETHEL P. JEFFERIS, Sec'y.
NEWTOWN, PA. The Junior Friends' Association held their regular meeting in the meeting house at Newtown, Third month 1st, 1908. The meeting was well attended. Subject for discussion was "Growth and Development of Friends." Robert Atkinson gave "The Early Development of a New Religious Sect." Maud Rice traced the "Church History" from Henry VIII to Elizabeth. "The Conditions of English Society" were explained by Mary Smith. Helen Wilson read selections from the "Life of Benjamin Hallowell."'
QUAKERTOWN, PA.-The Friends' Association met at the home of Miss Alice Davis, Second month 20th. The president opened the meeting and read the 92nd Psalm. The following program was rendered: Reading by Annie B. Roberts, poem, entitled, "Gethsemane;" reading, "The Light Within,' Hannah M. Penrose; recitation, "The Helpful Creed, by Ethel K. Ball; reading, "Bobby Shafto," by Hannah P. Smulling. An article from the Outlook "The Romance of American Expansion, giving an account of the adventures of Daniel Boone and his followers, was read by Franklin Ball. Current topics were read and sentiments given by nearly all present. A social meeting will be held the third Fifth-day in Third month at the home of Joel S. and Ella M. Ball.
LOWER RATES TO OLD SUBSCRIBERS
Some of our subscribers think that $2.00 is to much to pay for Friends' Intelligencer, and we give all of these an opportunity to get the paper for less.
Every subscriber who sends us one new name before the end of Sixth month, and $1.50 to pay for the same, may deduct fifty cents from the subscription price of his own paper next year; if he sends two new subscribers he may deduct $1.00; for three new subscribers he may deduct $1.50, and if he sends four new subscribers he may have his paper free. The "next year" for each subscriber begins when the time for which he has paid for the Intelligencer expires.
Any one belonging to a club may add the new subscriber's name to the same club if he so desires. Upon request we will send the Intelligencer three weeks free to possible subscribers, so that they become interested in it. A transfer from one member of a household to another is not a new subscription, nor will any one be counted a new subscriber who has taken the paper within two years and then dropped it.
In looking for new subscribers be sure to find out whether the young married people in your neighborhood ge5 the Intelligencer. We hope soon to receive one or more new names every day.
A. B. K.
A quiet village in whose calm
A shaded street turns up the hill
Of sight and song.
Above them stands the house of God
To silent prayer.
Old maples spread their branches green
Are echoed there.
Under the skies, so wide and blue,
Before they rest.
Bird-haunted woods where songsters rare
In houses quaint, kind souls await
But best of all a spirit sweet
Of peace broods o'er the place where meet
Scattered Seeds for 25 Cents.
Scattered Seeds has a number of copies of First, Second and Third months left over. As long as these hold out we will send the paper for 1908 to new subscribers for 25 cents. This is an opportunity to get good reading for the children of a home at a very low rate. Address, Scattered Seeds, N. W. Cor. 15th and Cherry Sts., Philadelphia.
CALENDAR OF MEETINGS, ETC.
[In sending in notices for the Calendar they should be put in the usual form, so that they need not be rewritten. They must be in not later than Third-day morning.]
3RD MO. 13TH (6TH-DAY.) Moorestown, N. J., Young Friends' Association.
-A Sociable at 1520 Race St., Phila., under care of Committee on Best Interests of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. Light refreshments will be served. All friends are cordially invited.
3RD MO. 14TH (7TH-DAY.) Young Friends' Association at West Grove, Pa., at 7.45 p. m. ""The Ideal Meeting for Worship;" discussion opened by Geo. A. Walton and Frank M. Bartram. Recitation by Edith Cooper.
ANNA TILDEN PARKE.
-Conference under care of Concord
Quarterly Meeting's Committee on Philanthropic Labor, in the meeting house, at West Chester, Pa., at 7.30 p. m. Subject "The Best Methods of Helping the Colored People." An Illustrated Lecture by Anna M. Jackson, of New York City.
Where the finest biscuit, cake, hot-breads, crusts or puddings are required Royal is indispensable.
Not only for rich or fine food
-New York Monthly Meeting at 15th St. and Rutherfurd Place, New York, at 2.30 p. m.
3RD MO. 15TH (1ST-DAY) Friends' Association of Cornwall, N. Y., at home of Isaac M. Cocks, at 3 p. m.
-Girard Ave., Philadelphia, Junior Conference Class at 9.45. Matt. 20: 20-28; Mark 10:35-45. Is the attitude of the sects in the Christian Church similar to that of James and John?
-Rachel M. Lippincott of Mullica Hill, N. J., expects to attend Girard Avenue Meeting, Phila., at 11 a. m.
-Race Street Conference Class, 11:45 a. m. Topic: The Greek Period: Crisis under Antiochus Epiphanes. The lesson will be given by Eleanor Wood.
-Conference at Kennett Square under care of Philanthropic Committee of Western Quarterly Meeting at 2.30 p: m. Subject: "Legislation and Philanthropy." To be addressed by William L. Price.
-Meeting of Friends in Washington, D. C., (1811 I St., N. W.) visited by Reuben P. Kester, of Grampian, Pa.
-Norristown Friends' Association, 3 p. m., at the meeting house, Swede and Jacoby Sts.
3RD MO. 19TH (5TH-DAY) Social meeting of Quakertown, Pa., Friends' Association, at home of Joel S. and Ella M. Bull.
3RD MO. 21ST (7TH-DAY.) Abington, Pa., Friends' Association at the home of Edwin S. Hallowell.
3RD MO. 22ND (1ST-DAY.)-London Grove, Pa., Y. F. A., at the meeting house. An address by Henry W. Wilbur, on Citizenship.
-Young Friends' Association of New York and Brooklyn, in Meeting House, 110 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, at 8 p. m. R. Barclay Spicer will open discussion on "Modern Empire."
-Race Street Conference Class, 11:45 a. m. Topic: The Book of Daniel. The class will be in charge of Mary H. Whitson.
-Meeting of Friends at White Plains, N. Y., at home of E. B. and G. A. Capron, 42 Fisher Avenue, at 11 a. m.
Booker Washington's book, "Working with the Hands," is pronounced by a Friend who has read it, to be interesting and valuable.
NOTICE TO SINGLE TAXERS.
The American Single Tax League, 27 Union Square, New York City, earnestly desires a complete enrollment of all believers in the principles of Henry George, in the United States, and therefore requests all such to forward to the above address not only their own names, but those of all other Single Taxers of their acquaintance, no matter where located.
This will place all such names. in close touch with the organized movement now being carried forward, at a time when progressive methods of taxation are of the most urgent importance to our country.
Duplicate names are as valuable as the first ones, especially if they give particulars of interest shown, of occupation, leisure, means, influence, as they greatly help us in selecting correspondents and committees.
In this month's McClure's George Kennan tells about a flourishing university in Indiana which has no endowment and yet gives its students furnished rooms, board, and higher education for thirty eight cents a day! Minute details are given of the management which makes it possible to give a hearty meal for four cents!
This month's St. Nicholas contains two articles on intelligent dogs. One of these describes the dogs that carry the United States mail in Alaska.
NO LIQUOR BY MAIL. Postmaster General Meyer has issued an order which has a direct bearing upon the prohibition movement. The order is as follows:
"It is hereby ordered that it shall be a condition of any contract hereafter entered into for carrying the mails upon star, screen wagon, mail messenger or special service route that the contractor or carrier shall not transport intoxicating liquor from one point to another upon such route while in the performance of mail service."
The order becomes effective at once in many sections of the country where it is necessary to install new and supplementary service.