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To illustrate: The rays of the sun come freighted | But if the heart is at enmity with God, it will rebel, from that body with the light, warmth and other blasphemies will be uttered, and war will follow. In properties that go to promote the varied order of both cases God has been the same, and remains the growths on this earth, and wherever the conditions same. The first heart being pure and clean, or willare congenial their natural results are produced, ing to become so, to it God appears as love; the which could not be the case if those sun rays did not second being otherwise, He appears as a consuming actually possess these qualitities. Thus, those prin- fire. ciples that I claim as pertaining to the Society of The apostle James has queried, “From whence Friends more eminently than to any other religious come wars and fightings among you? come they not body in Christendom come forth from the Divine hence, even of your lusts that war in your members ?” Center charged with those redeeming and uplifting Christ sends the sword, not to make war, but to powers; and, in proportion as they are admitted and cleanse and purify the heart.
W. permitted to incorporate themselves into our spirit life, they enlighten, qualify and enable those who HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF OLD MEETINGS. submit themselves to their ministrations to be found bearing fruit as I have referred to, which they cer
SHREWSBURY, N. J. tainly could not do if they did not bring with them About five miles from the great summer resort of from the Divine Presence those superior elements. fashion at Long Branch is the quiet village of
Hence, when we are recommending to others these Shrewsbury, in which stands an old Friends' meetinggreat truths, I desire we may realize that we are not house, large, and in good repair, where at one time offering them stones for bread nor serpents for fish, there was evidently a considerable settlement of and when we are bearing our testimonies to the peo
Friends. ple at large we may feel the importance of our posi- This meeting once belonged to Philadelphia Yearly tion, and give forth these truths with no uncertain Meeting, and here the Half-Year's Meeting was forsound.
merly held. Now, as we as a Society have these sacred trusts The meeting was first established about the year committed to our care and keeping, we should insti- | 1676, and the present house was built in 1816. tute some means adequate to the end, by which they The old burying-ground adjoining the meetingwould be brought more impressively not only to our house has probably been used for that purpose since own members, but to the thousands of others who the first establishment of the meeting, a considerable are in our time coming to feel by the presence of the part having no stones to mark the place of the graves. Divine within themselves their beauty and excel. The oldest gravestone is that of John Allen, who lency. And how is it to be done? There was much died 19th of Fourth month, 1747, in his 27th year. truth in the remark of a thoughtful man, that we There are in this graveyard a number of locust headcould not burn one stick alone, two scarcely, but boards to the graves, the oldest found is marked A. might with three; so we need to be brought in con- | W., 1786, and is still in a good state of preservation. tact mind with mind, and as we are widely separated Across the street from the meeting-house are the in body, can we bring about this desirable condition Presbyterian and Episcopal churches; the latter, a of things better than through the press, in this read- very old building, was standing at the time of the ing age. I submit, can we? and I await the sugges- Revolution, and has an iron crown above the weather tions of others. I would also feelingly suggest that vane on the steeple. This was said to have excited in writing for publication we write our names at the the wrath of the Continental soldiers and they tried close of our communications; we would thereby, as in vain to shoot it off the spire, but succeeded only I think, form a larger acquaintance and be more in perforating the gilt ball below with bullets. In help and strength to each other. W. G. BARKER. . this church yard the oldest grave we find is that of Macedon Centre, N. Y., Seventh mo. 14th, 1885.
Benjamin Long, who died Nov. 14th, 1719.
We were unable to find the early records of the meeting, but an old book of records of births, deaths
and marriages records the birth of John Tilton, son THE SWORD.
of John and Deborah Tilton, First mo. 11th, 1669;
the death of Abigail Lippincott, daughter of ReIf, among the sayings of the blessed Jesus, there membrance Lippincott, Seventh mo. 9th, 1674, and was one that appeared to support war, it certainly the marriage of Hannah Shafto to Restore Lippinwould be that recorded by Matthew: “ Think not cott, Ninth mo. 6th, 1674. . that I am come to send peace on earth : I came not There are earlier records than these but they are to send peace, but a sword.” But, examining this so obliterated that they cannot be deciphered. in the spirit by which it was uttered, it will be seen, There was a good attendance at the meeting on rather, to favor peace. For, this sword is fully de- First-day morning the 12th inst., a number of the scribed by Paul as the word of God, which, he says, New York Yearly Meeting's Committee to visit sub“is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-ordinate meetings being present by appointment. edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder In the afternoon a Conference had been appointed of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and by Shrewsbury Monthly Meeting to consider the is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the subject of Intemperance, and what could be done heart.” When this sword penetrates the heart, if towards its suppression. The Conference was well there is nothing there at variance with God, but all attended and profitable, we think, to all, and the in harmony, then peace and quietness will reign. need of properly educating the people to a right
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knowledge with regard to the poisonous effects of Pipe Creek and Monallen Monthly Meetings, and alcoholic intoxicants clearly set before us.
held alternately at Pipe Creek, in Maryland, and It is cause for congratulation that so near these Monallen, in Pennsylvania. Pipe Creek Preparative great resorts of fashion and folly, the popular water- Meeting and Bush Creek Preparative Meeting coning place on the ocean on the one hand, and the stitute Pipe Creek Monthly Meeting, which is held Monmouth Park race track on the other, there still at Pipe Creek (Union Bridge), Carroll co., and Bush exists so substantial a people as this little settlement Creek (New Market), Frederick co., Md.; they are of Friends at Shrewsbury, and it is the earnest desire both small meetings, but a goodly portion of our that the light may not be dimmed or placed under members attend meeting; we claim that there never the bed of selfish ease or the bushel of covetous accu- has been a dropped meeting at Pipe Creek, but our mulation, but on the candlestick it may yet burn meetings are sometimes very small. There was at brightly to the honor of Him who has called us to be one time a Friends' meeting held in Frederick co., a people.
Md., near Buckey's town, called “Monocacy MeetA day spent at Elberon, the fairy land by the sea ing," but I think the records have been lost'; there shore, whose beautiful cottages, without tree or shrub, are some persons living who claim to be able to bring to mind the wonderful childhood stories of point out the site on which the meeting-house stood. Alladin's Lamp; and a day at Ocean Grove and Some of our members feel a concern for the wellAsbury Park, with the enjoyment of the ever vary. fare of our Society, and a willingness to labor for the ing, ever-fascinating ocean, closes a delightful and truth and the advancement of our principles, and our long to be remembered visit to Friends of Shrews- Monthly Meeting has appointed a committee to labor bury Meeting.
R. S. HAVILAND. in conjunction with the Yearly Meeting's Committee Chappaqua, Seventh mo. 18th, 1885.
to visit subordinate meetings, etc. We have met in Conference, and feel encouraged to believe that some
good may arise from our efforts for mutual benefit. PIPE CREEK, MD.
S. SHEPHERD. Pipe Creek Meeting-house stands on a knoll, from
Union Bridge, Md. which water, as it descends from the clouds, flows down every side into the valleys below, and is surrounded by forest trees that stood there when it was built more than a century ago. It is a brick struc
THE WARM SPRINGS OF VIRGINIA. ture, and is the second house built by Friends at Pipe Creek; the first was located about two miles northeast of the present one, and stood near the road leading from Union Bridge to Uniontown, Carroll Co., Md. A burial ground, where some of our early Friends were buried, still marks the location, which
I would the whole world were as good a home." is now used and occupied by a congregation of colored Methodists. The present meeting-house is about one- I would wish to do ample justice to the virtues of half mile from Union Bridge, a station on the West- this generous fountain of healing to the blessing of ern Maryland Railroad.
which so many can bear witness, but fear to weary About the year 1734 or 1735, William Farquhar our readers by my enthusiasm. Come and see for (son of Allen), and his wife, Ann, with their chil- yourselves, you who need help for physical infirmidren, moved from Pennsylvania on pack-horses, and ties, and then bear witness to the truth. I have settled near where Pipe Creek Meeting-house now never heard of any being injured by the indulgence, stands. William Farquhar was a minister among but many, like pilgrims at a miracle working shrine, Friends, and very soon after his settlement in Mary- might leave their sedan chairs, their crutches and land established a meeting at Pipe Creek. We have canes as a votive offering to the spirit which here no record of a Monthly Meeting here earlier than abides. But we no longer expect special healing 1773, and about that period “Fairfax and Warring: from local divinities, but proceed to pry into causes, ton Quarterly Meeting” was established; it was held in that more or less scientific method, that modern alternately at Fairfax, in Virginia, Pipe Creek, in wisdom commonly approves. The chemist measures Maryland, and Warrington, in York co., Pa., in a and weighis the soluble salts held in these pure lookhouse now standing, on land given by William Penn. ing waters, and tests the nature of the globules of There is now no regular meeting held at Warrington, sparkling gas which rise up so profusely as the except a Circular or Annual Meeting on the 4th bathers displace the shaly stones which loosely pave First-day in Ninth month of each year.
the bottom of the pool. And so we come to the There is quite a number of Friends and the de- knowledge of the truth of the matter, and there is scendants of Friends there, but the Monthly Meeting no more mystery in the wonder working of the benefiwas laid down some years since.
cent Warm Springs than in any other remedial Some time about the last of the past century, or agency, such as physicians dispense and apothethe beginning of the present (the exact date can be caries deal in. found in the record of that meeting, at Lombard We love to read in sacred story of the charmed street, in fire-proof safe), Fairfax and Warrington pool of five porches,—the Bethsaida or Bethesda, by Quarterly Meeting was divided into Fairfax Quar- the sheep gate of old Jerusalem, of which the periterly Meeting and Warringtou Quarterly Meeting. odic outpouring of the waters was attributed to the Warrington Quarterly Meeting is now composed of holy or helpful agency of an angelic messenger.
“There lacks no blessing here, the waters all
Hither came the poor stricken ones with all their in of nature grows to be an adoring worshiper as he describable maladies to be bathed in the fountain of ascends the flowery slopes of knowledge, pries into healing. The blessed Master came to look upon the the secrets of the hills, testing, comparing, musing, scene, and to the impotent one who had none to as he brings the unŘnown to the measuring rod of place him in the holy waters, he stretched the heal- the known, solves mysteries, dispels needless fears, ing hand, and by a word of assurance and sympathy sets free the mind, and attains to somewhat of absohe raises the helpless sufferer and sends him on the lute truth. And get the Church fears these sincere way, rejoicing in unexpected power. But he bears and truthful ones who seek knowledge in the only with him, too, the admonition,“ Sin no more, lest a way by which it may be attained. worse thing befall thee.” Even so these waters of The extreme slowness of the changes to be looked blessing cannot avail long to those who will not for in thermal springs is illustrated by the constant abstain from the physical sins to which their bodily character of the hot spring of Bath, in England, infirmities are due. The true physician might now which has a temperature of 120° Fahr. No less learn his lesson from the Elder brother who in the than 180,000 gallons of water issue daily from this days of old gave the word of warning to the poor source, and we may well understand how great is the impotent sufferer whom he released from the thraldom amount of heat of which the earth's crust is relieved of disease.
by its agency. This spring has certainly maintained The form of our Bethesda is that of the baths of its present condition since the time of the Romans, old Rome, where the luxurious rulers of the world without any sensible diminution of heat, or without spent the warm noontide hours of summer, not as a bringing up less in solution of the material of the means of healing so much as a delightful indulgence. earth's solid substance. To get water for these baths and for other purposes, We may come here, then, in all the remaining rivers had to be conducted, on high arches, across years of our lives, without fear of the alkaline salts the Campagna from the neighboring Alban moun. we have found so beneficial, diminishing in their tains and poured down in generous profusion in the richness, and without any apprehension that the Eternal city. We speculate in wonder as to the generous spring will turn a cold shoulder to its ways and means of warming the water in requisite votaries. quantities, for Rome bad no such living volcanic This is a place of much innocent gaiety and genial springs as these, from which gushed the steaming sociality. The young folks love the sport of the currents we have here.
cricket-ground, and the less sportive have pleasure Volcanoes have their various stages of develop- in sitting beneath the lofty colonnade at morning, ment, activity, progress and gradual cessation. I mid-day and at eventide after the meal time, for suppose this valley of the warm springs is the crater genial conversation concerning the day's experiences, of some enormous Apallachian volcano of a long and for courteous comparison of views as to the many past time. Out of the central vent poured the lavas occurences of à more important character, which which hardened into vast sheets and dykes, and the have a bearing upon the weal or woe of our broad
arth shook and crashed under the mighty impulse nation. of its earthquake forces. The strata laid by old In view of the genial faithfulness of the servitors geologic seas were ground to pebbles, the valleys rose who look out for our creature comforts, representaup into mountains and the mountains were abased, tives of far distant sections of the country unite in geysers ascending from their boiling depths, cast forth praise of the present amiable attitude of the colored the tormented solution of rocks. And so, as time race in the south. As we leave further and further rolled on, calm came at length, aud denuding agen- behind us the dark days of slavery, the colored man has cies smoothed the tossed elements into form, while a chance to demonstrate his capability for free citizenfrom sulphurous and fiery depths issued the corrosive ship, or else his utter incapability. A large number and powerful gases in great quantities. At length are employed around the hotel, both in attending on the sulphurous and hydrochloric acid gases decline, guests and in carrying on the needful labor on the and sulphuretted hydrogen and carbonic acid are princely domain which is the possession of the proevolved in much smaller proportions. The thermal prietor of the Warm Springs. I know not how waters continue to be poured forth here while all the many there are of them, but we soon find ourselves irritating gases have disappeared, and only the car-regarding them without suspicion, and leaving our bonic acid sparkles in great globules from the depths doors all unbarred, feeling assured that no one wishes while merely a trace of sulphur appears. Now the to do us any wrong. The admission is general that scientific inquirer goes to every point on the earth's the negro is not degenerating in freedon, but that surface, which is seen to be a centre of volcanic he earnestly desires and endeavors to procure for his activity, and takes accurate note of the steps of the children a degree of culture which will enable them sure progress of natural causes, acting on well-ascer to be really worthy to exercise the franchise. “They tained principles or laws, till to-day we could scarcely are certainly the best working class we have,' says be better informed if we had the whole process right one thoughtful Virginian,' and as to some of the around us, and could watch it in progress as time people who were once my slaves, I have no friends passed on. It is comforting to the inquiring, finite whom I value more.” And so we feel that we have mind to find questions put to nature, always evolving, evidence that a good spirit exists among those who by their faithful answers, unvarying laws, which we once looked upon each other as master and slave; perceive to be the very voice of God speaking to though it would not be safe to attempt to formulate man's progressive intelligence, and raising steadily opinions on such slight knowledge as mine. There the human mind toward the Infinite. The student was a class of enthusiastic young men who after the
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close of the Civil war took a gloomy view of the the existence in the South of the equality of oppor future, and deeming their career as American citi- tunity, which is the only kind of equality that exists zens barren' of all hope of honor, went into volun. anywhere.—Ledger. tary banishment in other lands. Some entered into the military service of foreign despots, and drew the
INTELLIGENCER AND JOURNAL. sword in contests in which they could surely have no life. And so, many a young American who ought to have been the comfort and help of a stricken family, has perished in needless sacrifice in alien lands, and in unholy warfare of oppression and HELEN G. LONGSTRETH. wrong. Thus the long mourning is yet prolonged, desolate places are left desolate, old families are eradicated from the country of their forefathers, while the enterprising and hopeful come in from other PHILADELPHIA, SEVENTH MO. 25, regions, and possess “the sacred soil" of the Old : Dominion.
SIMPLICITY IN A RELIGIOUS FAITH.-The age in One cannot too strongly sympathize with the brave and faithful spirit
which has animated many which we live is characterized by a broad liberality of the women of the south land in the new life that regarding religious belief, but there is still great need renained to them after the overthrow of their indus- to cultivate and adhere to a true simplicity of belief. trial system. No lowliest duty has been ignored, no The intellect and the imagination so wisely bestowed household service neglected, and the inevitable has been accepted with dignity and cheerfulness. The upon us, have attained such a crowning place in the days of comparative poverty have brought out affairs of life, that we are sometimes in danger of shining virtues, which in unbroken prosperity might losing sight of the necessity of keeping each in its never have been developed. No one can tell of the proper place, and subject to that greater gift of the bridges of expedients these have builded, nor the spirit, the indwelling of the Divine Father. self denial they have patiently endured, that their
This recognition of kinship with Him is the one dear ones might have home, shelter and the means of subsistence. And now comes forth a new generation great incentive to that purity of life which brings us who belong to the present and not to the past; bright into closer and closer communion with him, and we eyed boys and graceful girls who are worthy to have need constantly to renew our faith in the fact that a goodly inberitance in the land of their fathers. we are "heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ.” And with the coming of the dear children comes a new hope and joy to the land tried and chosen in the certain points of doctrine, we are liable to forget the
In the multiplicity of arguments used to establish furnace of affliction.
simple query and declaration given in Genesis : "If
thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted ? and if Look round them with a smile upon the mouth,
thou doest not well sin lieth at the door,” a text well suited to the comprehension of every one. Or, if we desire not to consult so ancient a record, we can find the same truth conveyed in these few plain
words, in that most incomparable sermon of Jesus, With pillared marbles rare, or knit across
“Ye shall know them by their fruits.”
But notwithstanding the many earnest words spoken The world has no perdition, if some loss.”
and written in favor of a simple faith and trust in Warm Springs, Va., Seventh mo. 15, 1885.
the one all-wise Creator, and the need of living lives
of purity like unto that of the beloved Son, the report that comes from Yorkville
, South Carolina, is world has insisted and still insists, in surrounding a nevertheless encouraging. The will of Samson Hall, religious belief with much that is mysterious and colored, has just been admitted to probate in that hard to understand. place. Until the emancipation proclamation, or Untold mischief has been done, innocently perpractically until the close of the war, he was a slave, haps, by the zealous many, who feel it to be their Starting in life with nothing but labor for his capital mission to disseminate such spiritual food as leads twenty years ago, he has raised a family of eight mission to disseminate such spiritual food as leads children to habits of industry, and at his death was the partakers thereof to think that only in a preenabled to leave them a farm of 138 acres, a thou. scribed "faith” that almost ignores “works,” or corsand dollars in cash and other personal property rect lives, can they hope for eternal peace. valued at $500. The local paper gives him an obit
Froni a recent tract distributor there came into uary notice, and speaks of him as highly respected in the community where he was once a slave. This our hands a little book, the burden of its teaching instance of a good use made of freedom is by no being this: that no one could in any way earn heaven, means isolated, but if it stood by itself would prove or the longed for rest beyond the grave, by the living
“Howe'er tlie uneasy world is vexed and wroth,
Young children, lifted high on parent souls,
And take for music every bell that tolls;
(Who said we should be better if like these ?)
Posterity is smiling ou our knees,
We will trust God. The blank interstices
With generous arches, till the fanes complete,
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of a good life here, and that even repentance of past
MARRIAGES. errors had little place in the great theory of salvation by substitution. Only the acceptance of this salva- COCHRAN-MARSHALL.-On Fifth-day, Sevtion as a free gift, just as a material gift of bread not enth month, 16th, 1885, at the residence of the bride's
parents, in West Bradford, Pa., by Friends' ceremony, earned could nourish the body, so heaven could be Prof. C. B. Cochran, of the West Chester State Norattained only by “a faith,” righteous living counting mal School, and Sarah B., daughter of Abram Mar
. as nothing, and this mistaken gospel is preached freely to such as need to be kept in the path of recti.
DEATHS. tude, by daily endeavor to overcome the tendency to wrong doing implanted by early and late association city, Job C. Bowron, in the 59th year of his age; a
BOWRON.-Ou Tenth mo. 1st, 1884, in New York with vice and crime. And yet these darkened minds member of New York Monthly Meeting of Friends, give evidence that within themselves there is an un
His death was sudden, but there is a consolation in
the belief that when the summons came he was found seen power calling them to struggle for a better life. ready to be admitted into heavenly rest, having always Alas! that so few are the appeals made to this lived a just and upright life. His death leaves a sad
void in the household that never can be filled. power, in place of the great stress laid upon the outward manifestations of God's grace. We sincerely New Lexington Highland co., Ohio, of Bright's dis
HALLOWELL.-On Seventh month 9th, 1885, at believe that the world would have seen less of sin ease, Ellwood Hallowell, in his 620 year, son of the and of sorrow, could there have been more encourage- Pa.; a member of Clear Creek Particular and Miami
late Joseph and Esther C. Hallowell, of Chester co., ment given to a simple faith in the love and kinship Monthly Meetings, O. of the Father united with a wholesome fear of offend- WHITCOMB.-On Seventh mo. 14th, 1885, at the ing Him by wrong doing, and a constant pointing to residence of her brother-in-law, Oliver P. Smith,
Horsham, Pa., M. Louisa Whitcomb, aged 42. the example of the pure and good in all ages.
But not rudely would we displace an old faith. Not for one moment would we upsettle the mind of
NOTE FROM ANN PACKER. one trying to live aright, if there was not time or inclination to embrace a new one. For instance,
There has been
has been some account given in the such a faith as was recently shown by a poor lad last spring and this summer, but not yet of my jour
INTELLIGENCER AND JOURNAL of my travels this who lay dying in one of our hospitals, and when told ney being ended, on my arrival at home. that death must result, asked to see a priest of the After the meetings named heretofore we proceeded church in which he had been reared, after which he to Plainfield, N. J., on Seventh-day, the 20th of calmly and hopefully awaited the end, far from all Sixth month, stayed there until Second-day morning,
then passed through the city of Philadelphia and bad that was dear to him. Trust like this should be
meeting in Camden that evening. sacredly guarded, and we learn from such scenes E. A. Davis met me at Camden, and I. and E. that charity which is ever kind.
Eyre left me there. They were kind and faithful Idols must be crushed, and courage, the courage of companions in our travel. On Third-day evening I conviction, is needed to do it, but be tender “ with the went westward to Coatesville, stopped and was met
by my friends and relatives, Priscilla and Margaidolaters, they worship the best they know," and we retta Walton, and taken by them to the neighbormay not doubt their acceptance.
hood of Fallowfield, to take a little rest before atBut for those whose high privilege it is to know tempting to cross the mountains. I stayed there and the truth in its simplicity, let no environment of attended their meeting on Fifth-day, after which I superstition, or bewilderment of reason be allowed to returned to the city, in order to procure a direct
passage home without detention on the way, which creep in and obscure its simple and direct revealings. was accomplished. I was there joined by Annie G.
Jones, wife of Samuel Jones, of West Philadelphia, For the funds of the Children's Country Week and we left the city at 10 P.M., and arrived at South
a . Association, John Comly makes the following ac- Then and now, in looking back and seeing the many kuowledgment:
preservations I have passed through, and the num
berless blessings bestowed upon me, my mind is "Two Friends”.
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humbled under a sense of the kindness and sympathy
that I have felt from my friends wherever I go, that Previously acknowledged............ 18 17
I must exclaim, “God is Lord, and to Him belongeth Total ...... .$28 17
all praise and adoration, for His mercies are new every morning."
On my return I found the family in usual health, CHARITY towards the weakness of human nature my dear aged sister fully as well as when I left, is a virtue which we demand in others, but which we and my own strength equal to what it was when find very hard to practice ourselves.
I left my home on the 16th of Fourth month, my