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BY ELLA WHEELER WILCOX,

I know there are no errors

For The Intelligencer and Journal.

WHATEVER IS, IS BEST.

time when the reapers are busy among the golden sheaves, and the fragrant grasses yield up their life for man's enrichment

are of almost unequaled beauty,

this second day of July, 1885, and it is justan easy day's I know, as my life grows older, And mine eyes have clearer sight,

journey from Philadelphia, westward, to Harrisburg, That under each rank Wrong, somewhere and thence, southerly, between the distant ridges of There lies the root of Right.

the Appalachian hills, to the Potomac, and thence That each sorrow has its purpose,

along the continuance of the same valley to the By the sorrowing oft unguessed; But as sure as the sun brings morning,

ascending hills of Luray, in Page county, Virginia. Whatever is, is best.

The train pauses just at eventide in the presence of

the green little town of Luray, and a hotel coach is I As sure as the night brings shade,

in waiting to convey us to the new and elegant Is sometime, somewhere punished,

Luray inn, where is every delight which is needed or Tho' the hour be long delayed.

desired by the most luxurious. We enter a low, I know that the soul is aided

broad doorway opening upon wainscoted halls havSometimes by the heart's unrest,

ing bright, open fires roaring up the generous chimAnd to grow means often to suffer But whatever is, is best.

neys, courteous and attentive servitors, no appear. ance of any facilities for drunken revels, broad

piazzas, looking forth over fairest mountain slopes, In the great eternal plan, And all things work together

abundance of pleasant seats for restful musing, and For the final good of man.

all things needful for refinement and for comfort. And I know when my soul speeds onward We were here in 1881, and lodged at an inn in the In the grand, eternal quest,

village, a handsome old house, now gone to decay, I shall say, as I look earthward,

with the proprietor an almost continuous drunkard, Whatever is, is best.

and everything in his domain as wretchedly dirty

and forlorn as could well be conceived, whence we LURAY REVISITED.

emerged before daylight and departed without even

a draught of water (much less milk), to resume our When the scenes of earth have forever faded journey, and found our way by the fitful light of a away from our perceptions, and we enter upon our lantern up the rougb, stony street to the railway hoped-for immortal existence, with fresh activities station. and aspirations and with new enthusiasms, it may be All things are changed. Even the drunken host that then some memories will cling to the pilgrims has grown sober, the rugged streets have been graded of time, of the joys and consolations, the upliftings and made neat and inviting, the population of the of spirit, the glimpses of unconceived things beyond, town has increased from about 500 to 1,100, the one that varied the monotony and plodding weariness of manufacture of the locality, that of sole-leather, has the earthly probation.

much increased and prospers, the cultivation of the Sorrows, disappointments and perplexities will land has greatly improved and the weedy fences are have disappeared down the long vista of time, but being trimmed artistically, the green sward is being the joyous and heavenly, like strains of remembered shorn to velvety smoothness, elms have been set in melodies and harmonies, will return to enrich and avenues, adown the slopes, and a poor, forlorn, dirty bless the new, strange life of which the lessons are Virginia town has been turned into a place of joynow being learned.

ance where one might wish to linger many days. May we not then recall, how, in times we only But no inducements are held out by the proprietors of dimly see in the vanishing past, when the cities of Luray Inn to permanent boarders. They say they earth grew hot and dusty in the fervid noon of sum- might have quite filled up their charming house mer, it was permitted us to glide swiftly away from early in the Fifth month, but forbore, knowing their the scenes of our endless endeavor, to the peaceful rooms would all be needed for transients. But the tranquillities of field, forest and streamlet; by noble Hotel Company are looking toward greatly increasriver courses, to valleys of the mountains, to solemn ing their accommodations with the view of another forest-clad heights, to caverns of indescribable en- year's demands. chantments, suggesting the realms of Faery, and the Early in the morning the omnibus is ready to halls of the Gnomes ? The ancient philosophic convey guests to the mouth of the Cavern, about one dreamers assured their disciples that they might mile away by an air-line. Everybody knows that expect to drink of Lethe and forget all sorrows, but such underground chambers are common in limethere was no expectation that all past joy was to be stone regions, being caused by the solvent action of lost from the background of the passing soul. water on the soluble rocks of the earth, and the

channels that remain are clothed with their wonderWith less of earth in them than heaven.”

ful ornamentation of stalactite and stalagmite by the Moments of rapid movement amid scenes of holy slow processes of infiltration, and the crystallization beauty and perfectness, down the fairest valleys of of the rock material. The rock out of which Luray the hills, from glory to glory, in days of peace and Cavern has been excavated is a compact blue limeblessing, might well photograph themselves on hu- stone of a heterogeneous texture, and the few fossils man memory, to be an enduring possession.

discovered indicate the lower Silurian of the Trenton The_limestone valleys of the Cumberland and limestone epoch. (?) Blue Ridge Mountains at the abounding harvest The official report of the Smithsonian Institution

"Some moments are to mortals given,

were

For The Intelligencer and Journal.

speaks of its position in the iniddle of an open valley, | broad meadows, orchards, and fruitful fields; and on distant from the mountains, and so much below the left, the azure-tinted peaks of the Massanutton their crest, as showing it to be hollowed out toward are seen to approach the line of the Blue Ridge. the close of the epoch within which the formation of Indian wars once made these hills and valleys most the valley took place. The traveler sees everywhere tragical, and the many bloody combats of the Civil the evidences of the great flexures of the rocks which War left terrible memories to linger around these

a part of the vast convulsions in which the lovely scenes, but now the observer recalls the Vision whole Appalachian System originated. The Smith- of the Poet of the Island Valley of Avillon : sonian geologists are also of opinion that the forma

" Where falls not hail, or rain or any snow, tion of this Cavern is not earlier than that of Mam

Nor ever wind blows loudly; but it lies

Deep-meadowed, happy, fair with orchard lawns, moth Cave or the Wyandotte. A translucent slab And bowery hollows crowned with summer sea.” of delicately tinted marble on the desk of the hotel

S. R. shows of what choice material Nature sometimes Luray, Va., Seventh mo. 3d, 1885. constructs her underground wonder chambers. The temperature of the Cavern is about 56° Fahrenheit, and the first descent is down a broad flight of square

A GLIMPSE OF PARIS, SEVRES, ETC. stone steps to a landing fifty feet below the surface. Here the scene which broke upon the vision was not We did not reach Paris till after Victor Hugo's quite like that witnessed in 1881, when each person funeral, so we avoided all the crush and excitement. carried à tin frame holding three lighted candles, We saw the wreaths that had been sent, exhibited in and the party were accompanied by a guide who had front of the Pantheon, the church where he was a store of magnesium torches for the choice and buried, some hundreds and hundreds of them, made grander scenes. Now the electric radiance despels of very handsome artificial flowers. mysteries and takes somewhat from the weirdness of Paris is a very bright city, and so clean compared the scenery while enhancing immensely its beauty. to London. Last Third-day we went to the Bois de The visitors whose adventure I am now recording Boulogne, the favorite park of the Parisians, very are very experienced, and have explored the Fairy large and very pretty. As we came back it was just chambers and Gnome palaces of many lands; and the

fashionable hour for driving, and I think I never are not to be expected to fall into raptures over the saw a handsomer sight than the Champs Elysées exquisite varieties of the botryoidal stalactites of the presented from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place Vegetable Garden or the strange freaks of the Gnome de la Concorde. King in the Fish Market, nor shudder at the grim There is a gradual ascent of about a mile from suggestions of Pluto's Chasm with the fresh enthusi- the Place to the Arc, and this wide street has a magastic joy and wonder of the first party i ever accom- nificent row of trees on each side, and was filled with panied, of which more anon.

carriages, a perfect stream the whole time. We were But they say, that having seen Mammoth, Adles in an omnibus, and had a very good view of it all. berg, Wiers and others of fame, they pronounce this The Arc de Triomphe (triumphal arch), built, or far more lovely than any other, and the firm, easy begun rather, by Napoleon the First, is on the highsteps are excellent and safe beyond precedent. The est ground in Paris, and stands out above all else electric lighting they deemed a grand success, giving when you see Paris from a distance, and commands long, glorious vistas, lighting up the lofty arches and a very fine view. showing forth the transparencies and the brilliant On Fifth-day we went to Sevres, by boat on the variety of borderings and coloring. The “chimes," Seine. It is a small town where the noted porcelain which result from the vibrations of stalactites which manufactory is, and we were very much interested in the guide can harmonize into impressive melodies, watching the process from the rude mass of clay to they considered wondrous indeed, and the "organ" the shapely cups and vases.

One does not wonder was only less surprising. Crystallized waterfalls, that the china is so expensive when we see how much statues of unimaginable beauty and grandeur, flitting trouble it takes. There was a collection of china on

Ghosts," and grottoes of unnumbered pendants not exhibition, and we found it very interesting indeed. yet fully opened, the “ Fallen Column," the “Sara- One vase was worth ten million francs (a franc is 20 cen's Tent," with its deep, rich, folded draperies cents). Of course, it was not for sale. It was cerdrawn aside, filled their souls with a true enthusiasm tainly an exquisite piece of workmanship and could only second to that of the dear boy, who could say only find an appropriate setting in a palace. no more after passing from scenes of ever-increasing We had a pleasant walk from Sevres to St. Cloud, wonder to new surprises : “My heart is too full ?" through a lovely park. At the latter place there is

Yes, it is true that these lovely Caverns can delight, a ruined chateau, where the Germans made their supremely the world-weary travelers who have tra- headquarters during the war of 1870 and 1871. We versed land and sea and know the earth's supreme had seen a panorama of Paris, in Berlin, that was places, no less than they did the Virginian lads who painted from that very point, and the view looked have yet so much to learn of the beauty and glory of very familiar, only with the difference that now the earth.

everything is fresh and blooming, green trees and ferFrom the door of the Cave house they enjoyed the tile fields, and in the panorama all was desolate ; fine view of the beautiful Luray Valley. Fronting, houses broken into, and the fields all trampled. to the east, is the Blue Ridge, with its various out

The ride back on the boat was very pleasant, lying spurs, one of which conceals Thornton's Gap. much pleasanter than traveling by rail. It is amusOn the right, the mountain folds in its embrace the ing how many Guide-books one sees on a trip like that. It seemed to us half the people we met out the privilege of meetings, and with very little were either Americans or English.

acquaintance with Friends. Quite a number of Sixth mo. 24th, at Antwerp. We came here via these have moved to other States, and to one of them Brussels, which is a very pretty town, but very small the following letter was addressed.

C. B. compared to Paris. An hour's ride brought us from

Sixth month 25th, 1885. Brussels, through flat, but interesting farming land.

"DEAR L. H.-Thou wast a birthright member of Quantities of wild flowers, some beautiful blue ones that looked as if they might be larkspurs, red pop- the religious Society of Friends. pies, ragged robins, all made the railroad banks “I, with other overseers of Grove Preparative Meetquite attractive. Now and then a wild rose lent ing, was lately, all night, at the home of thy parents. color to the hedges. Passing the haymakers, some I knew thy mother and her parents when she was a pretty country seats, and some villages, and a few girl. Never knew a more worthy man than thy windmills, we were again in Antwerp, our first and grandfather, J. H. I knew also thy grandfather, Č. our last European town.

H. and his wife-more particularly him. He, too, It does not look so strange to us now, for we have always impressed me as a man noble, faithful, useseen so many not very different. We feel as if we ful and generous. Both these grandfathers have gone were getting very near home, and so glad. We are to their final home; and the meetings they used to charmed with some of the sights here, but will leave love and attend, have died for the want of other the telling till we reach home.

F. H. faithful hands to hold them up. Antwerp, Belgium.

It was thy misfortune, probably, never to have

known much of the Society which they loved and COMMUNICATIONS.

honored, and which was ennobled and adorned by

the upright lives and Christian conduct of themselves CIRCULATION OF FRIENDS' LITERATURE. and other worthies, including the old patriarch Jacob ESTEEMED FRIENDS :-A good deal is said about Jackson, whom, in his 97th year, I heard preach at supplying Friends with proper literature, we think Waynesville Meeting in 1844. He died soon afterthat increased circulation of FRIENDS' INTELLI- wards. I find many of his grandchildren, and more GENCER AND JOURNAL among them, and others, is remote posterity, scattered from Westborough to the best possible literature they can have.

Leesbury, and farther-nearly all having gone to It would tend to increase interest in the Society by other Societies. Queer, when Friends put no bonds keeping its members alive to the sublime doctrines on any, but invite every one to that new covenant, upon which the Society was gathered by its founder wherein God 'writes His law in the heart, and places George Fox. The subscription price should be put it in the inward part, so that there is no need to at one dollar a year, and if this does not give suffi- teach, every man his brother, saying 'know the cient support to the paper, the deficiency should be Lord,' for all shall know Him from the least unto the made up by the different Yearly Meetings. T. greatest '--when all have found in their own hearts New York, Seventh month 6.

the clear evidence that ‘He hath shown thee, O man! [The price named above would by no means main. what is good, and that He requires of us, while detain the paper, nor would the plan suggested, we and walk humbly with our God'--to love

manding nothing more, 'to do justly, love mercy,

the think, be the best, even if it were entirely feasible. glorious appearing of, and give diligent attention and It is the desire of the editors to so much increase the obedience to, that Grace of God which brings circulation of the INTELLIGENCER AND JOURNAL salvation,' and 'hath appeared unto all men, teachthat there may be a modification of the price, but ing us, that denying all ungodliness and the

world's

lusts, we should live soberly, righteously and godly this, as yet, they have not been able to see their way in this present world.' By this glorious teaching to accomplish. They cordially respond to the interest and Grace of God, all men are instructed in the truth, expressed in this,-and in other communications, and love, and justice, are better than falsehood, inin favor of the increased circulation of Friends' justice and hatred, and that the golden rule is good,

wherefore we ought to be true and loving and just, literature.—EDs.]

and do unto others as we would have them do unto

Queer, I say that when Friends invite to this

holy, pure, faithful and sufficient teacher, who never EDITORS INTELLIGENCER AND JOURNAL:-Hav- can be removed into a corner, and needs no intering, in my capacity as overseer, just written a letter preter—whose teaching every one is acquainted with, of which the following is a copy, it struck me as and knows that if all men would be obedient to it, having in it matter of interest to many members of there would be nothing to hurt or destroy, but there our religious Society, and tending to awaken a greater would be a universal harmony among the children interest in its preservation. Owing to the laying of men, and we should have a glorious, happy world. down many years ago of the Monthly Meetings of Queer, under such circumstances, that our members Fall Creek and Center, in Highland and Clinton should go abroad after other lovers, instead of giving Counties, Ohio, the members of Grove Preparative their powers and energies to the strengthening of this Meeting are scattered through three counties, over Society (whose tenets are so few and simple, yet alla space of thirty or forty miles diameter,--a cir- embracing and all-sufficient) and manifesting, by the cumstance which, with want of ability and zeal, per- good fruits of their lives, the excellency of the power mitted several families of Friends to grow up with and guide under which they live. Not so queer that

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thou shouldst have gone, (as I am told thou hast), to York. He had been sick for a long time and his death another Society, for, as I said, I guess thou wast was not unexpected. He was distinguished as the

officer who brought the Egyptian obelisk to New never made acquainted with ours.

York. “Still, goodness is not confined to any one Society, for the pure light now shineth, and “lighteth Harvard College library a collection of 688 volumes

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL has just presented to every man that cometh into the world, though the picked up by him in the last eight years abroad. "In darkness' often comprehendeth it not,' and as the collection are some English and Italian works, many as receive it—as many as are led by the but most of the books are Spanish. There are some Spirit of God, they are the sons of God,' and the of the greatest variety and value, and none of them saved of God. That thou mayest submit to this

are common place." leading is the sincere wish of thy Friend.

The study of the English language is prevailing all "If now, thy circumstances, associations, or other over Japan. In Toyama Prefecture every man of causes, induce thee to prefer membership in another means, and even the local officials and police authoriSociety, rather than in ours, be so kind as to sign, there is that those who do not know the English and return to me the enclosed tender of resignation. tongue are in the rear of civilization. “ Thine, in the love of the everlasting truth, A CASE of yellow fever has been discovered in New CLARKSON BUTTERWORTH.”

Orleans, but the Board of Health of that city
siders there is no justification for alarm."

THE U. S. Consul at Marseilles, has informed the
CURRENT EVENTS.

State Department that the cholera has reappeared in that city and Toulon,

and a general exodus from MarDomestic.—There is no material change in General seilles has begun. “The apparent death rate is below Grant's condition, except the steady progress of his the average." disease.

THE deaths in this city last week numbered 409, THE street car conductors' strike in Chicago has which was 29 more than during the previous week ended by the strikers and the Company coming to an and 15 more than during the corresponding period agreement, and it was expected that the running of last year. cars would be resumed as usual on Fourth-day. There

SECRETARY SIMS, of the State Board of Agriculture are extensive labor strikes of iron-workers in Cleve- of Kansas, estimates the spring wheat yield in that land, O., moulders at Rochester, N. Y., and saw-mill State at 1,390,592 bushels, with favorable weather until employees at Bay City, Mich.

harvest. This is an increase over last year of 21,482 THE Commissioner of Indian Affairs has received bushels. a despatch from Inspector Armstrong reporting that

THE Rural New Yorker, “from a careful analysis some of the Cheyennes have broken away from the of over 3,500 special crop reports from its subscribers, reservation and gone into the Pan Handle of Texas. practical farmers, in every State and Territory in the The Secretary of War has directed General Augur, at Union," estimates that the winter wheat crop will Fort Leavenworth, to send all his available troops to aggregate 210,000,000 bushels and the spring wheat the Indian Territory at once.

crop 155,000,000, making an aggregate of 365,000,000 LOUIS RIEL, the leader of the recent Rebellion in bushels, a falling off of 147,000,000 bushels from last Canada, was handed over by the military to the civil year's crops. "Oats will be the largest crop ever harauthorities in Regina, Northwest Territory,on Second- vested. Rye and barley fair crops. The corn area is day evening. A Magistrate read the indictment, con- larger than ever before, and outlook good for an aversisting of six counts, to Riel, who was remanded till age yield per acre. There will be an average crop of the 20th inst. for trial.

potatoes, and a considerable increase in the acreage of

tobacco.' The cotton prospects are highly promising, In the United States Circuit Court at Baltimore on despite the injury from insects in Texas and other the 7th inst., Judge Bond affirmed the decree of the places." District Court awarding three colored women damages of $100 each for having been excluded from first-class Foreign.--The English Parliament reassembled on sleeping apartments on the steamer Sue, after they the 6th. Charles Bradlaugh, who has been several had purchased first-class tickets. This settles the times elected Member for Northampton, but whose question so far as traveling on steamboats on Chesa- seat has been refused him on account of his atheistical peake Bay is concerned.

views, presented himself again, but was refused, 263 THE San Francisco Bulletin asserts that 6,700 to 219, permission to take the oath. Chinese landed at San Francisco between August 1, In the English House of Lords, on the 6th, the 1882, when the Restriction act went into effect, and Marquis of Salisbury, Prime Minister of the new July 6, 1884, when the amended Restriction act was Government, made a statement of policy. The peace passed. From the latter date until July 6, 1885, over treaty with Russia is to be completed on the terms 8,100 Chinese landed, or 1,400 more in one year under which the Gladstone Ministry had arranged. tha amended act than during twenty-three months under the original act. This is attributed by the

THE French Chamber of Deputies has approved the Bulletin to the increase of fraudulently obtained has been a severe battle in Annam, at Hué, the capi

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tal, between the natives and the French troops, resultTHE house-to-house sanitary inspectors in Phila- ing in a great slaughter of the former. delphia have visited 23,296 houses, and found 7,798 nuisances,

CHOLERA continues to be very bad in Spain. The

new cases on the 6th inst., were 1,467, and deaths 660; THE Board of Trustees of the University of Penn- on the 7th, 1,700, and 797. The province of Valencia, sylvania on the 7th inst., accepted the gift of $10,800 including the city of that name, make the worst refrom Professor John Tyndall, of England, for the port. endowment of a scholarship for the study of physics.

THERE is said to be a notable diminution of crime LIEUTENANT COMMANDER GORRINGE, formerly of in Ireland, and the state of the country is unusually the United States Navy, died on the 6th inst., in New quiet.

JOINT COMMITTEE ON INDIAN AFFAIRS.

NEWS OF FRIENDS.

love was paid to Westfield Monthly Meeting and meeting for worship the day following for their help

and strength and encouragement. An aged woman FISHING CREEK HALF-YEAR'S MEETING.

Friend was present, lacking only one day of being Fishing Creek Half year's Meeting of Friends 99 years old. Hugh Judge, Elisha Dawson, Aluos convened at Millville, Sixth month 18th, 1885, and Peaslee and Samuel M. Janney have all attended was deemed a season of especial instruction and this meeting in the past. It is an old settlement of favor.

Friends. Truth reigned over the meeting on both We had the acceptable company of Abel A. Hull, these occasions. All were baptized under its influa minister from Little Falls Monthly Meeting, Md.; ence. It was a season never to be forgotten. Aaron Borton, a minister from Pilesgrove Monthly

THOMAS FOULKE. Meeting, N. J.; also, David Masters, John Kester, New York, Seventh mo. 6th, 1885. Edward and Roselda Cloud, of Philadelphia; Martha Engle and Anna Livezy, of New Jersey. The usual business was transacted (including the

We present below extracts from the minutes of three queries answered at this time), exhibiting a the Convention of Delegates representing the seven generally satisfactory state of society. In the wo Yearly Meetings on Indian Affairs, held at Race men's meeting the extracts from the minutes of the Street Meeting-house, Philadelphia, on the 12th of late Yearly Meeting were read. The subject of Fifth mouth, 1885. There were in attendance repchanging the time of holding the Half-year's Meet- resentatives from Philadelphia, New York and Baling from the Sixth and Twelfth months to the Fourth

timore. and Tenth months was introduced by the report of There were also in attendance Mary Ann Burgess the joint committee appointed at our last Half-year's and Florence Carter from the Indian Industrial Meeting, in favor of the change. When considered School, at Carlisle, Pennsylvania. by the meeting in joint session way did not open at Interesting letters from John J. Cornell, of Genethis time for the proposed change. The youths' see Yearly

Meeting, Samuel S. Tomlinson, of Ohio, , meeting was held the following day. The attend. William C. Starr, of Indiana, Joshua L. Mills and ance was very large. Many Friends and others Sidney Averill, of Illinois, members of the Indian were present from five counties besides our own. Committees of their respective Yearly Meetings, exRebecca Fravel, of Philadelphia, was present at this pressive of their continued interest in behalf of the meeting. The Gospel labors of our ministering Indian, were received, read and directed to be filed friend were a call to practical righteousness and to with other documents relative thereto. the peace attained by living in the Divine harmony, Baltimore Friends members of the Executive and solemnized many minds present. An appointed Committee submitted a report of their labors at meeting was held at this place on Fifth-day evening, Washington since the last meeting of the Convenat Rhorsburg on Seventhday evening, and at Pine tion, which was read and approved. Summit on First-day evening. These meetings were well attended, and much interest manifested. Abel

The report states that A. Hull attended Roaring Creek meeting, at ten Flandreau and Ponca Agency, tendered his resigna

“Isaiah Lightner, Agent of the combined Santee, o'clock, on First-day, the 21st inst., and an appointed tion as Agent, but the Government failed to appoint meeting at Catawissa, at two o'clock in the after- any one to succeed him; as winter approached,

F. M. E. Lightner, not wishing to move during the cold wea

ther, requested that he be allowed to remain until spring, and his resignation was revoked.

“ In the second month last the President of the

United States issued a proclamation opening up the The late Genesee Yearly Meeting, at Bloomfield, Santee Indian reservation to white settlers on and Ontario, is acknowledged on all hauds, by every one after the fifteenth day of May, 1885. This involved whom the writer has heard express an opinion, to the necessity of the Indians having their lands allothave been a deeply interesting occasion-one of ted to them previous to that time.

"The Commissioner of Indian Affairs decided that much fervor of spirit and broad philanthropy in the Santee Indians should not only have allotted to feeling, calculated to awaken religious thought and each male member of the tribe over 18 years of age strengthen conviction. In short, it was a season of 160 acres of land, as provided for by treaty, but that much Divine favor, instruction and edification to the each child should receive 80 acres, as provided by act members of our religious body who were privileged of Congress passed at the same time the treaty was to be present. This is not only cause of comfort and

ratified.

This ruling was a part of the instructions of the satisfaction, but of cheer and encouragement: "The Commissioner to Agent Lightner and gave great satrighteous shall hold on his way, and he that hath isfaction to the Indians. clean hands shall grow stronger and stronger.”

“The white settlers of the neighborhood were very A few days after the close of the meeting the wri. much opposed to the Indians getting so much land, ter was privileged to mingle with Friends in their Commissioner changed, but we have exerted our inreligious meeting at Richmond, Ind., as well as at their fluence to prevent the change being made and we now Monthly Meeting, which were both seasons of much think the Secretary's ruling will prevail. Divine favor, enjoyed by visitor and visited alike. "The President's proclamation directed that the The flocks were watered and the seed strengthened. Third month 15th, one month previous to the opening A committee of the Quarterly Meeting was joined up of the reservation to white settlers, and this reby the writer, and, on invitation, a visit of Gospel quired a vast amount of work to be done by the Agent

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