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commingling, to give to the absent ones on our return. I late of Warren, Pa., in his 36th year. His remains Let the feast be shared at proper seasons in our home were interred at Phoenix, in the Masonic grounds.
A brave man and beloved brother, after a long, pameetings with the few patient ones who so often miss tient struggle for life, is at rest. He was always faith
W. P. R. the inspiration that comes from the gathering of a ful in everything he had to do.
STUBBS-WALTON.-On Fourth mo. 29th, 1885, large number of " one accord, in one piace," for the under care of Fallowfield Monthly Meeting, Joseph H. furtherance of good. True it is that these are not Stubbs, M. D., of Londongrove, Pa., and Deborah F. left without food, for our Father will surely dispense
Walton, of Ercildown, Chester co., Pa.
TOWNSEND.-On Fourth month 30th, 1885, at her to the “two" or the "three" gathered in His name; residence, Dennisville, N. J., Hannah S., wife of the yet all are His stewards and in many ways will He late William S. Townsend, in her 76th year. require work at our hands, and this renewal of life
WHILSON.-On Fourth mo. 21st, 1885, at his resi
dence, Flushing, L, I., Jacob H. Whilson, in the 68th by keeping alive the interest of the small branches year of his age; a member of Flushing Monthly Meetby full reports of the work done in the larger meet-ing, L. I. ings, will have a tendency to arouse new vigor in the in Talbot co., Md., William B. Yeo, in the 51st year
YEO.-On Third mo. 19th, 1885, at his residence, whole body.
of his age; a member of Third Haven Monthly Meet
ing. THE Editors of FRIENDS' INTELLIGENCER AND When he became conscious that his life was drawJOURNAL would be pleased to communicate with “A ing to a close, he spoke calmly of it in nearly the fol
lowing words: “I had resolved, could I be permitted Young Friend,” if furnished with the name and to recover, to live a more elevated life
, but as it is, I address, which will not be made public, in relation have not wilfully wronged any one, and I believe I
have endeavored to live an honest, upright life. I to an interesting article so signed.
will be admitted into the mansions of rest.
FERRIS-MASTERS.-On Fourth mo, 30th, 1885,
A memorandum prepared by a Friend, who has at Wilmington, Del., by Friends' ceremony, Henry Ferris, of Wilmington, Del., and Elizabeth Ellis Mas- examined the records, was read at the conference at ters, of Muncy, Pa.
Race Street Meeting-house, on Seventh-day last, GRISCOM-CLEMENT.-On Fourth month 14th, which was indeed of striking significance. It gave
' J. , Philadelphia, son of Jane W. and the late David J. the list of approved ministers of Philadelphia QuarGriscom, of Woodbury, N. J., and Lydia M., daughter terly Meeting, in the year 1877. They numbered of Joseph and the late Elizabeth C. Clement, of Wood- then 16 persons. Since that year, one only has been bury, N. J.
added to the approved number, while 11 have died, STARR-HUNT.-On Fourth month 29th, 1885, in Philadelphia, by Friends' ceremony, W. Thomas and 4 have removed! Of the list, as it existed only Starr, of Baltimore, to Sallie S. Hunt, of Rising Sun, eight years ago, but one remains, and her name, Maryland.
venerable by years and by good works, does but inYARNALL.-On Fifth no. 1st, 1885, at the residence of her son-in-law, Edwin Chandler, at New crease the force with which this simple statement of Garden, Pa., Mary R. Yarnall, widow of the late facts confronts us. Ellis Yarnall, in the 90th year of her age; formerly of Concord, Delaware co., Pa.
The list referred to is as follows: WILLIAMSJANNEY.-On Fourth month 29th,
Deborah F. Wharton. 1885, at the residence of the bride's mother, under the care of the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadel
Lucretia Mott, deceased.
Rachel W. Townsend, d.
Samuel J. Levick, d.
William P. Sharpless, d. BARTRAM-On Fourth-day evening, Fourth mo. 29th, 1885, at Willistown, Chester co., Pa., of cholera
Ann A. Townsend, d. infantum, Helen, daughter of Mordecai T. and Re
Jane Johnson, d. becca G. Bartram, aged 7 months and 6 days.
Joseph Davis, d. GARRETT.-On Fourth mo. 30th, 1885, in Radnor,
John J. White, d. Delaware co., Pa., Elizabeth L., wife of Lewis Garrett, Sarah J. Sharpless, removed. in the 73d year of her age.
Allen Flitcraft, r. REYNOLDS.-On Fourth mo. 17th, 1885, at Fre- Mary M. Thomas, r. mont, Chester co., Pa., Lydia Preston Reynolds, wife Anne S. Clothier, r. of Vincent Reynolds, in her 62d year; a member of Little Britain Monthly Meeting, Lancaster co., Pa.
To this list, we are assured, two more names should Her life was full of loving kindness. She was much be added—those of Anna Morris and Ann Weaver, beloved, and her suffering
was endured with patience both deceased since 1877. The only name approved and submission.
ROBERTS.-On Fourth mo. 15th, 1885, at Phoenix, within Philadelphia Quarter, since 1877, and now on Arizona, Horace W. Roberts, formerly of Gwynedd, the list, is that of Samuel S. Ash
pare them for lives of usefulness. Our school is apo CORRESPONDENCE.
preciated, as may be shown by letters from our pat
rons. Up to the present we have been able to do well REAPPOINTMENTS-SERVICE FOR YOUNG MEMBERS. in the high school, but shall not be able to do to our
the primary and intermediate work, and something DEAR EDITORS: I have long felt a concern that satisfaction the advanced work of our classes next some one should call the attention of Friends to their year, and still continue the primary work, unless the over-many reappointments. So, when the
suggestion building be enlarged and our facilities for instruction was made that the young write their views to you, "We shall need a laboratory, several class-rooms, that opened the door for me.
and additional room for increased attendance. There In many of our meetings, if not all, we see the is surely a work of education to be done, and we hope same ones reappointed to the same service, year after Friends may recognize the importance of it, and enyear, when, to my mind, it would create a much large the building so that nur school may be produc
tive of far more good.” wider interest, and hold the young, if all were brought into the vineyard, and few reappointments
Our Principal is very energetic, and through his made, except in some of the weighty positions, such good management he has made quite a local reputaas elders, where in country places we find too few tion. The most influential people in the city have who are qualified to fill that station. If we have not been attracted to it, and if suitable provision can be arrived at the advanced state of waiting in silence made for its growth there will not be a better or for God to commune with the soul, and are ready to The Alexandria Monthly Meeting appointed maski say, Father!" is it not evident a lack of interest will be committee for considering the advisability of makthe result as we see there is no work for us? Yet I ing the necessary improvements : Edwin Shoemaker, cannot think the fault lies at the door of youth, for Benj. Hendrickson, Walter Walton, B. T. Janney, activity is their nature, and they need it to develop Dr. Benj. Lippincott, Hannah H. Hendrickson, and spiritual growth, as well as mental and physical; Anna Walton. This committee, after carefully conbut it is not in their power to take hold of the busi- sidering the matter, decided the improvements necesness until they are pushed forward, as the tree sends sary, and found the cost of the same would be about forth the " tender twig to bud and blossom and bear five thousand dollars. The school thus enlarged the ripened fruit.” The inexperienced, of course, would afford room for one hundred and forty pupils, would not at first so creditably fill their places, nor would have a laboratory and all necessary classwas the emancipation of the negro at first of any rooms. The heating, light and ventilation would be apparent benefit to himself or the nation ; but pos
unexceptionable. The primary, intermediate and terity will reap the blessings from the Master's hand. high school departments would have separate parts
H. P. B.
of the building, and the instruction in the English Rising Sun, Md., Fourth mo. 23d, 1885.
branches, mathematics, science, literature and the classics would be made most thorough.
Washington must of necessity become a great
educational centre, and at no time shall we have an Knowing Friends to be much interested in educa- opportunity of firmly establishing a Friends' school tional matters, we have thought a few words from as now. We clip the following from an article Friends' Select School, Washington, might prove which recently appeared : interesting, and at the same time be the means of
“Within ten years Washington will be the social accomplishing a good work.
and intellectual, as well as the political, capital of the This school will have been at the end of this year republic. As years go on Americans will look to in successful operation two years. To quote from Washington as the Mecca of thought in all phases ; the first circular:
and as to-day a trip to Europe is considered necessary
to a liberal education, so, in a not distant to-morrow, "The design of this institution is to enable students a sojourn in Washington will be regarded as neceswhile surrounded by home influences to prepare for sary to all who would have a thorough knowledge of business, to secure a liberal education without going this republic." to college, or to make the necessary preparation for entering the leading universities of the land."
The Smithsonian Institute, Corcoran Art Gallery,
Capitol, Museum, Congressional Library, and variTo show how successful the work has been, we take the following from a recent report of the Prin- studies more intelligently than he could elsewhere.
ous public buildings, enable a student to pursue his cipal, Thos. W. Sidwell :
Nowhere can he acquire such a thorough know'On the opening of this school, Ninth month 3d, ledge of our government, in all its departments. 1883, eleven pupils were present. This number stead- Inventors, historians, poets, artists and scientists are ily increased until by the close of the year forty-one gathering here, and in the years to come this gatherin all had been enrolled. At the opening this twice as many were present, and the number in- ing must increase. creased each week since, until it reached fifty-seven,
Realizing the importance, or rather the neceswhen no more could be admitted."
sity, of enlarging the present building, if we wish to The report states further :
continue our work of education, and being fully
aware we are not able ourselves to make the needed “Not only has the attendance been almost double, improvements, we ask Friends who may feel an inbut the tone of the school has been higher and the terest in our work to furnish us with the necessary results of instruction more satisfactory. tried earnestly to improve our pupils morally as well sum. as mentally, and to have their training such as will pre- Since the expense of running a school the first
EDUCATION IN WASHINGTON.
THE UNITED PAPERS.
few years is always comparatively great, and our It seems scarcely necessary to tell such an assembly membership is small, though we think there has as this what women have done. When we consider been an increasing interest since the opening of our what progress has been made by our Society within school, we shall have all we can do to meet the ordi- the few years of its existence, we may, perhaps, the nary expenses of the next three or four years. better appreciate the advancement in the social con
The proposed improvements will greatly enhancedition of woman in the world at large which marks the value of the property, the location of which is the latter half of the current century. While we of such as to make it more valuable every year. If at the present day may sometimes feel
ourselves any time Friends should see fit to dispose of this restricted and shut out from many privileges that property they would realize a handsome premium on we wish to enjoy we cannot imagine a condition of their investment.
less freedom.. But that such a condition did exist We assure all who assist us that these improve and that, too, only so lately as within the last forty ments will be carefully made, and that, in our opin- (40) years, it will not require a very close study of ion, the school in consequence will be permanently the subject to show. This rapid advancement is due established. All subscriptions may be forwarded to almost if not entirely to the genius and energy of a the treasurer, Edwin Shoemaker, Georgetown, D. C., few women. For while some good men, lovers of who will acknowledge the receipt of the same by justice, have lent the aid of voice and pen to this letter, and through the columns of INTELLIGENCER
it has been the quiet, dignified perAND JOURNAL.
sistence of these women, themselves, in daring to On behalf of the committee,
maintain the rights they believed themselves to have BENJ. LIPPINCOTT. that has brought about this result. Foremost among
these and among all women of any age or clime stands Lucretia Mott. I know of no woman living
or dead who approaches her in what she has done for I am one of the many that rejoice at the blending her sex. Hers was the courage of the martyr. No of the INTELLIGENCER AND JOURNAL. The reasons fire could burn with more intensity nor cause more for the union are well expressed in the circulars is- pain than did the taunts and gibes of those who sued to subscribers. The enlarged and improved opposed her because she saw farther and with a Friends' paper has my very best wishes, and I sin- clearer light than they. Endowed though she was cerely hope that the subscription list may be large. with rare intellectual gifts, her spiritual insight was I wish that each Yearly Meeting would raise a sub
even greater and without wavering, she led the way scription, or set apart a fund to furnish the paper to in all reform which had for its object the freedom of such families as might feel it a burden to subscribe. the human race. Early in her public career she felt I think that the paper ought, by some means, to en- it her duty to devote her life to "the abolition of ter the house of every family of Friends throughout slavery, the elevation of woman, the cause of temperour seven Yearly Meetings.
ance, and the promotion of universal peace.” Clifton Springs, Fourth mo. 29th, 1885.
Many of her co-workers, among whom are Elizabeth
Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, Mary Grew, helped to WHAT WOMEN HAVE DONE OUTSIDE THE HOME.* mould public opinion and advance the best interests
of woman. They are strong, earnest, capable women, The Somerville Literary Society bears the name but she was their leader. of a woman who, though not going outside the home, Woman's persistence in demanding a less restricted in the ordinary sense of the word, has bequeathed to sphere for her labors and her enthusiasm in fitting physical science a legacy of rich thought. Our herself to deserve recognition in this sphere have Society was organized to meet a want felt by its opened for her new fields in which she may work for founders. Recognizing that as more opportunities the good of humanity or for her own gain or where, were coming to be within woman's reach, more happily, she may combine the two. It is probably responsibility would rest upon her and more ability in the profession of medicine that she has made would be expected of her, we determined to have a the best success in the few years that opportunities Society entirely for, and by ourselves where all should for advanced study have been at her command. stand upon the same platform of inexperience and The Woman's Medical College and Hospital for endeavor. For we felt that in a society composed of Women and Children in Philadelphia, are monugirls and boys, only the ablest and less sensitive of ments of woman's perseverance and of her ability to the girls would take active part in the exercises organize and conduct institutions of this kind. This while those who most needed practice in public College, which, by the way, ranks as the first Woman's speaking and in the management of deliberative as- Medical College in the world, was only founded in semblies would, from self-consciousness and self-dis- 1850. Its first commencement was held in a private trust, refrain from attempting lest they fail.
room, its graduates were speered at, ridiculed and The condition of the Society to day shows that its treated with contempt; less than a month ago the founders “ builded better than they knew.” It has largest public ball in the City of Philadelphia bad been my happy lot to watch it grow year by year hardly sitting capacity sufficient for the appreciative from a very small beginning to its present encourag- audience assembled to witness the conferring of the ing proportions.
degree of Doctor of Medicine upon twenty-two (22)
young women who went out into the world with *A paper by Ellen H. E. Price, read before the Somerville bonor and praise. Literary Society, of Swarthmore College, Pa., on the occasion of the fourteenth anniversary of the founding of the Society.
Dr. Ann Preston, one of the early graduates of the
College, was very influential in reconciling public delightful work, but it commands very poor pay to opinion to the idea of women physicians. For the any but the most successful. It has brought fame to public's ideal of a woman doctor" at that time was some and profit to many, however,-to Harriet of a loud-voiced, coarse-grained, masculine sort of a Beecher Stowe among the first. Oliver Wendell creature, but in Dr. Preston all beheld the modest, Holmes says of Margaret Fuller Ossoli that she will gentie lady, who could write out the same prescrip- be known to posterity more by what others have tions as her medical brethren without hurt to her written of her than by what she has herself written. womanhood, and who could reduce a fracture or But she moulded thought and has left the impress of amputate a limb with steady hand and strong nerve her peculiar mental power upon the group of and yet lose none of her distinctive womanly charms. philosophers and mystics who were wont to assemble
Dr. Alice Bennett with her bright young face and in and around Boston some thirty (30) years ago. kindly heart has been instrumental in inaugurating Notwithstanding Paul's injunction to the quarrela more humane method of treatment of the insane. some Corinthians “Let the women keep silence in She is to be remembered as the first woman who has the churches," some of our own country women are had professional charge of her own sex in any doing good work and following the bent of their institution for the insane.
inclinations as ministers of the Gospel. Lucy Stone Dr. Emily Reifsnyder, a citizen of this State, is and Phebe A. Hanaford are names that present gaining renown by her success in surgery in China themselves. In our own religious Society, of late where she labors under the auspices of the American years, it seems as if our most prominent ministers Womau's Union Mission
There is great hope for were men, but as we claim no personal election in the women of the Orient now that it has occurred to the matter, we cannot take this as an evidence that their more enlightened sisters to send them doctors women are not fit for the service. They have been for their poor suffering bodies as well as physicians called in the past and the call may come again. for their souls. Spiritual advancement, although There may arise by obedience, even from our very not entirely dependent upon physical perfection is midst others like unto Elizabeth Newport, Mary s. greatly assisted by it. The Eastern women are not Lippincott and Deborah F. Wharton. permitted to expose themselves to the gaze of any The profession of law seems to be exceedingly man, but their own husbands; consequently a male difficult for women to enter. So was medicine thirtyphysician must prescribe for them from what five (35) years ago. We must not be disheartened. symptoms he can gather through a hole in a curtain. Belva Lockwood and Phebe Cozzens have found the Such diagnostication must necessarily be liable to open sesame to be faithful effort and a thorough
The woman physician, on the contrary, can qualification for the work joined to unswerving courenter into the home life of the patient, can find out age and unwavering determination. her disease more surely, can prescribe more accurately, The profession of teaching is one that belongs by can teach a more hygienic mode of life, can elevate the very nature of things to woman. The mother is the moral tone and can, in time, be the saviour of a teacher, conscious or unconscious, from the time this poor, ignorant superstitious sister. While
While she her child is first laid in her arms. Blessed, twice relieves her of much physical misery, she is paving blessed she to whom is given the strength to teach the
way for her emancipation in the near future. only the good and true. In the school room woman While speaking of medicine, our minds are drawn enters into competition with man and suffers not by to the kindred profession of nursing; for without the the comparison-save in the compensation she efficient nurse the doctor is crippled indeed. Dr. receives. Time may make matters more equal in Reifsnyder, in her late surgical operation, the fame this respect, but agitation of the subject is needed, of which has come over the seas to us, was assisted and woman should insist and continue to insist upon by a graduate of our own Philadelphia Training her right to command the same compensation as man School for Nurses. Everywhere over our country for the same class and quality of work. we find these trained nurses fast making themselves We need not look far for representative names in an indispensible factor in society-a blessing to the this profession. Here, within the walls of our Alma suffering to whom they come as “ angels with healing Mater is Professor Cunningham, widely known at on their wings.”
bome and even in England for her attainments in Although the lecture as a means of expressing her especial branch of study, and as to her ability abstract thought is fast disappearing, it has been no in imparting this knowledge there are many here inconsiderable help in the education of the outgoing this afternoon to speak. generation. Women have found the platform a Annie Shoemaker, for many years connected with means of access to the public ear, whence they could Friends' Central School--for the last ten years as its teach the people lessons of charity, temperance and Principal, has laid her hand in blessing upon thousall righteousness. Women are naturally teachers ands of young girls and the influence of her life and and the lecture hall affords a wider scope than the teaching is felt in many homes over the land. class room for those who find this method of teach- Elizabeth Peabody deserves iu her own life the ing congenial to their tastes. Anna Dickinson dur-happiness she has been so instrumental in bringing ing our civil war, aroused the patriotism of the people about for the little ones of America by her zeal in by her eloquence and prepared their minds for the advancing here the new departure in education-the reforms that were to come. of later days, Mary kindergarten system. Speaking of kindergartens, if A. Livermore and Kate Fields, perhaps, are most they bring happiness to the offspring of the rich and worthy of mention.
well-to-do, how infinitely more must they bless the Literature affords a wide field for women. It is poor children whose only bright moments are spent in the little circle of their "garten," whose only judgment and his powers of body and mind, but the gline pse of beauty, sometimes only show of love, is woman nearest to him—the one or ones who love him what they get there. Probably we shall never be most and who are bound to him by indissoluble ties. able to estimate the good done by these free kinder- The promotion of universal peace claims the gartens of which there are in the City of Philadel- thoughts and labors of many women. And there is phia twenty-four (24) attended by seven hundred ample room for the teacher here to prepare the and twenty-two (722) children. Perhaps our minds of the people for a state of society more in descendants of the third and fourth generation may accord with the precepts of him who said to Peter, be able to judge of the crime and pauperism avoided "Put up thy sword into its place." by this judicious treatment of the almost-babies, this Deborah F. Wharton, of our own religious Society, making honesty, kindness and all goodness attractive has never wavered in her interest in the outraged to them and nipping in the bud the love of what is Indian, and none regret more than she the fact that debasing. Many women in our city have given of the Society of Friends has been crowded out from their time and means in advancing this cause- any share in their care and education by the National among them Anna Hallowell deserves especial Government. The Indian Training Schools at Carmeniion here because she has probably done more lisle, Hampton, and the one nearer home, at the than any other and because of her former association Eagle, on the Pennsylvania Railroad, are doing a with Swarthmore College.
good work; the last mentioned is, especially, in the Just within the last few months, one of our Phila hands of women. delphia women has entered upon a business career In this hasty review of what women have done for which she seems to be fitted and in which she has outside the home, it has been impossible to do any. the best wishes of the press and of many private in- thing like justice to the subject. It needed more dividuals. Miss Harris, formerly the Secretary of time and greater facilities of research than were at T. B. Pugh, has revived the Star Course of Lectures my disposal. Besides, it must be remembered that which, under the management of Mr. Pugh with however much is done directly, the indirect is always whom it originated, has become so well and favorably the greatest. That cannot be estimated. The influknown to Philadelphians.
ence which guides the mind into a certain channel, The public spirited Mrs. Gillespie has been the which begets in another the desire to do God's work, prime mover in many excellent works. In all her the kindly sympathy which helps on the work and undertakings she has shown her wonderful executive holds up the hands of the worker, when he is ready ability.
to faint' from fatigue and discouragement, the thouThe new Century Club, composed principally of sand and one efforts to keep the little harassing cares women, is doing a good work. Besides providing for of life away from the anointed and save his strength the improvement and entertainment of its members, for the great services—these must go without telling, it has established classes in bookkeeping, sewing, and they are woman's. cooking, etc., and lectures on the care of the sick and the preservation of health for poor girls and A TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS.—SIDE GLANCES. women employed through the day. It provides for them a pleasant parlor with piano and books and My invitation to New Orleans came from Philadelcontemplates the establishment of a gymnasium for phia in the shape of a check, and our Easter holi
days gave the opportunity. Twenty-four hours of Woman's labors in the cause of charity and reform car travel landed us in the Crescent City, and as the are fruitful of good results. In the Associations for Exposition has been well treated by others, we will Organized Charity now established in nearly all our speak of some things which will make New Orleans large cities, woman plays no inconsiderable part. memorable. Our eyes had longed to see “MargaFor although I know of none of these associations ret's " monument, for to this far Southern city belongs which can boast of a woman president, that would be the honor of erecting the first public monument to a too much of an innovation where so many Orthodox woman of our own country. Boston has her Harriet clergymen take part—yet the real work of the Martinear, but New Orleans had carved in marble, organization must be done principally by women. not a representative of literary talent, of wealth, or The trifling things that are so essential to the success station, but has put in her public square the “lifeof any undertaking are what oftenest fall to woman's like image” of an uneducated, plainly clad, broadlot. For men won't do them, so women must and to shouldered Irish woman, who, forty-nine years ago the honor of woman, be it said, they are well done. In went there to live with her husband (from Baltimore charity work, her tact is required to distinguish be- where both their parents had died of yellow fever), tween the deserving and the impostor ; her patience but was soon a widow and childless. Then she hired alone can aid and direct and then be willing to wait out to an orphan asylum, and took such active inteuntil the helped can help himself and thus retain rest in all that was for their good she proved a loved his self-respect; her kindly sympathy and words of and honored helper. When its debt was lifted, she cheer bring solace to the aching heart and comfort went into the dairy business on her own account, and to the destitute.
from that to making bread. All the impulses of her The evil of intemperance has many earnest oppo- life seemed to be to give, give, give. She gave bread uents among women for they are the ones who suffer to the asylums on condition she could take it herself, most, although indirectly from its consequences. For and many a one remembers her with a wheelbarrow, the real victim of intemperance is not the man who carrying bread to the needy. The richer she grew
the allows the maddening cup to deprive him of bis more she gave, until, at her death, she was giving three