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Here let us keep him, here he saw the light,
Oliver Tendell Holmes.
In every motion; scarce we've seen or heard
-LAURA N. MARQUAND, in Midsummer Century.
SEVENTH MONTH 24, 1885.
TO JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL.
This is your month, the month of "perfect days,"
Eight years an exile! What a weary while
COMMUVICATIONS. VIEWS OF FRIENDS PRINCIPLES. Editors INTELLIGENCER AND JOURNAL: FE EELING strongly impressed with the broad and
liberal spirit which dictated the views of one of your editors, in an article headed “Friends' Principles,” we cannot refrain from expressing our commendation, for it is only by exercising that charity that thinketh no evil towards non-essentials, that we can hope to extend a knowledge of the essential, or saving power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth" that which was written of Him, and that which is revealed to the souls of men.
For it is non-essential whether we believe the scriptures to be the “words of God” or the “Word” oi God revealed to man, so long as we are alike influenced by the spirit which pervades the lessons of love, humility, meekness, mercy, purity and righteousness learned therefrom.
It is non-essential whether we believe Jesus of Nazareth was God manifested in the flesh, the Only Begotten of the Father, the beloved Son in whom He was well pleased, or whether it was simply the fullness of the Godhead revealed in the Son of man, revealed in him who “spake as never man spake," so long as we accept his teachings, follow his example, and do the will of the Heavenly Father by worshipping Him in spirit and in truth.
Blessed are ye, if knowing these things, ye do them."
And it is in doing, more than believing any sectarian doctrines, that we can hope to realize the blessings of eternal life.
Sectarian views are largely due to the influence of education and surroundings. We have repeatedly asked members of the Society, both young and old, why they are “Hicksite” Friends? And in a majority of cases found it was principally because their parents were members, and not because they could give any intelligent explanation of the difference in doctrine which caused the separation; while as a matter of fact, their personal convictions in many cases rather leaned the other way.
Not that the Society of Friends contains any less religious knowledge among its members than other religious denominations, for again and again have we asked members of long standing in Methodist, Presbyterian and Baptist churches, with a like result.
The great mass become members through force of circumstances or education, and not because they know wherein they believe differently from their neighbors.
Therefore, those who worship God in spirit and in truth are brothers and sisters in Christ, for “ the Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are children of God:
“And if children, then heirs: heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ: if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.”
In regard to your “new departure
“new departure” as editors, consisting of a man, his wife and four children, live we feel assured you will have fullest sympathy and alone on the Island of False Ducks, a part of Prince approval of not only “those whose spiritual life is Edward County. The man Friend is lighthouse bound up in the Society" but of every earnest worker keeper, a position he has held for many years, and in in the cause of Christianity.
which his father preceded him. If he shall continue R. M. E.
three years longer, he will be entitled to retire with PHILADELPHIA, Seventh Nonth 27, 1885.
a pension for life. The distance from his home to the
landing on the main shore is 9 miles, which in the ORTHODOX FRIENDS.
winter season is often dangerous to travel. The
woman Friend says she has passed seven whole -An account of the proceedings of Canada Yearly
months at a time without seeing the face of another Meeting ,-the "smaller body,"—is given in The Friend
woman. There is some arable land on the island, by “E. M.” It was held at Pickering, in Sixth Month,
which they cultivate." the Select Meeting sitting on the 18th, and the general meeting for business from the 19th to the 23d inclu
-Among other things the subject of First-day sive. “The sessions of the latter were usually attended
schools was seriously considered. There are several
such schools, by about 55 men and more than that number of
and fears were felt that if left to women. Four friends were present from Pennsylvania
themselves they might be conducted, as such schools and sif from New York; two of the latter being mem
have been in other places, so as to lead away from bers of Canada Yearly Meeting. At the meeting for
our principles and testimonies. The duty of parents worship on First-day, the 21st, more than two hun
to their children in the home circle was spoken of, dred attended in the morning, and between four and
and the desire was felt that this duty might not be five hundred in the afternoon." Statistics of member- delegated to those wbo conduct First-day schouls. It ship, meetings, &c., were read, showing that this
was decided to direct Monthly Meetings to exercise a Yearly Meeting has 15 meetings; 93 families; 90 parts
care where such schools exist, by appointing commitof families; 579 members and 79 children of school age,
tees to have oversight over them." mostly attending public school. Le Ray monthly
---New England Yearly Meeting--the main body, meeting, situated in Jefferson county, N. Y., which or “ Gurneyite" branch--took decided action, at its had been attached to Butternuts Quarter, of New recent session, at Portland, in the same way as New York Yearly Meeting, but which on acconnt of York Yearly Meeting. on the subject of the outward "unsound teachings and anti-Quaker practices” in Ordinances." The minute adopted is as follows: that quarterly meeting, had joined itself with West "The meeting was brought under an earnest Lake Four Months' Meeting, in Canada, was now ac- concern that the spirituality of the Gospel, and its cepted by this Yearly Meeting.
advocacy by ministers and others, shall be main-In receiving the epistles from Dublin and Lon
tained inviolate. The following minute on the subdon Yearly Meetings, there was considerable discus
ject was directed to our subordinate meetings: We sion and criticism in this Canada body. In preparing
desire to protect our membership from all influences the reply to Dublin, “it was thought to be right to em
which are not in accordance with the clear testimony brace the opening to convey information of the causes
of our Religious Society and the teaching of the New of thc divisions in Canada, of which many Irish
Testament. We believe in the spiritual nature of Friends must be ignorant.” In regard to the General
Christ's kingdon, and that all outward ceremonies Epistle from London, "it was remarked that it was a
have been fulfilled and ended in Christ. This meetvery ill-balanced document" “not one word is said
ing records its judgment for the guidance of subordiabout Christ's second coming into the heart, without
nate meetings, that those holding or teaching a consin unto salvation. Nothing about the Light of
trary doctrine cannot be received as acceptable minChrist-God's gift for man's salvation -- as William
isters of the Society of Friends, within our limits.” Penn says. Nothing about self-denial and the daily
-In regard to the New England minute just cited. cross, without which no man can be Christ's disciple,
The Friend, evidently alluding to Joseph John Guras he himself says."
ney's visit, in 1839, says; "The principle involved in The Canada body discussed “the question of dis- this minute, i. e., that meetings have a right to conowning members of the body who are separated from sider the character of the doctrine held by ministers this. It was decided, apparently unanimously, to who come among them, even if they bear credentials continue to testify against those only who have active- from their friends at home, is a sound one, which the ly promoted the defection from our principles. Sev- logic of events appears to have convinced the Yearly eral of those who had gone off with these, have seen Meeting it is necessary to put in practice. If this had their error and returned; some of them attended this been fully admitted 45 years ago, and no attempt had Yearly Meeting for the first time since the division. been made to shield such ininisters from an examina-Some interesting details are given in the Friend
tion as to the soundness of their published doctrines, of the faithfulness of the members of the Canada
it is not likely that the sad division in New England body. They are widely scattered.
'One man, an
would ever have occurred." elder, lives 10 miles from the meeting he attends. A -The Western Friend (Quakervale, Kansas), comyoung married couple are regular attenders of their ments severely on the attendance of Allen Jay, meeting, four miles distant, twice each week, and Indiana, upon the sessions of London Yearly Meetthey often perform the journey on foot. One family, ing, and says he was sent there no doubt, to " white
of It is a
wash” the movements of the Evangelical body to -Referring to the recent trouble with Indians in which he is attached.
Arizona and New Mexico, Lieutenant Davis, an off
cer in the U.S. Army, now stationed at West Point, - The Representative Committee of Western
but whose regiment was for four years in Arizona, reYearly Meeting held a called meeting, at Indianapo- cently said: "When you catch up with the Indians, lis, 7th mo. 7th, and adopted a minute in relation to they just scatter and that's the end of it as far as the “ordinances,” the substance being as follows:
striking any serious blow is concerned. The only It is the judgment of this meeting, that all ac
way anything can be accomplished is to take along
some friendly Indians, talk the thing up over the credited ministers coming amongst us from other
campfire, make up your mind about where they're Yearly Meetins, and teaching or preaching these going to meet again and lay for them. These fellows docrines publicly or privately, and observing such that have been tearing up and down Arizona are usages should not receive the support or approval of
simply a lot of roughs and outlaws that came up from
Mexico some time ago, and the 16,000 peaceful our members or subordinate meetings in the course
Apaches in the territory would like nothing better of their visitations. We also recommend that all our
than to see them killed off. The settlers there are subordinate meetings should decline to acknowledge either a lot of desperadoes or else they're green and or retain ministers amongst us, who teach and easily stampeded. They're always ready to howl for eucourage the acceptance or observance of these ordi- troops to protect them, and then when safe to turn
around and murder a lot of peaceable, innocent savnances."
ages. I've seen the time when I had to turn out my
whole force with bayonets fixed to guard the Indians NEWS AND OTHER GLEANINGS.
from a band of settlers thirsting for their gore. -A U.S. officer, Lieutenant Scheutze, is going to
-Much remark has been caused in the Episcopal
Church by the election of two women, Mrs. Baker the Lena Delta with presents for the Russian officials
and Mrs. Graff as vestrywomen of St. Luke's Church, and others who aided in the rescue of the survivors
at Chadd's Ford, Pa. This was entirely an innovaof the Jeannette expedition, two years ago.
tion, and the question was referred to Bishop Stevens very serious piece of traveling. He will go from Mos- whether they could serve. He decided in the affirmcow, by Nishni Novgorod, Ekaterinburg, and Tomsk, ative, finding nothing to prevent, but it will depend on
the form of the charter of each church whether the traveling chiefly by wagon, to Irkutsk, on the Lena
same thing can be done elsewhere. “Women,” comriver where he will procure a small house-boat and
ments the Philadelphia Record,“ have had little if anyfloat down the 1800 miles, near to Yakoutsk. He thing to do with the governing power of the Episcopal will reach that place in the 10th month, and will church, and this is something of a decidedly new dethen go about 150 miles farther to Bulun, in the parture. If a woman may take a seat in the vestry neighborhood of the Delta, where he will distribute
the question arises whether she cannot become, the presents, a sword, rifles, watches, and gold med
sooner or later, a delegate to the convention. A high
authority in this diocese said yesterday that although als. He hopes to get home to the United States by the St. Luke's case is, in itself. not important, yet it the 4th month next.
may lead to very large results in the future." -The fruit crop of Georgia,-apples, peaches,
-Recently, the Brooklyn Eagle called attention to pears and plums,-is reported to be the best in twen
the rapid spread of “ritualism” in Great Britain
and this country, and especially in its own city. ty years. Many fruit trees have been planted in that
Bishops move with the times," it said, “and State, particularly the northern section, within a few Bishop Littlejohn like the bishops of England years past.
found it necessary to swim with the tide. During
the pastorate of the Rev. Mr. Webb, at what was The Zoological Gardens in London are to re- then St. Michael's but is now Grace chapel, at the ceive from Sir Peter Lumsden two Afghan snow corner of Gold and High streets, the bishop refused leopards or ounces. They are rarely taken alive and to enter the chancel with a processional cross leading these are the first specimens that have been sent to
the choristers; but such a cross was carried before
him and his clergy in procession at the Garden City England.
cathedral and is always used there. Early and fre-In Algiers they are making use of the electric quent celebrations of the holy communion have been
introduced into six or seven churches in the diocese light for harvest operations at night. The climate is
since 1880. There is choral or high celebration once such that no European can work during the daytime.
a month at the cathedral just as there is every Sun-A cutting from the celebrated banyan tree at
day at its name child's, the church of the Incarnation Cairo, Egypt, has been sent to President Crimmins of
in Brooklyn. Altar lights are soon to be used in the
cathedral also, as typical of Christ, the Light of the the park department, New York, by Elliot F. Shep- World." ard, who is now in Switzerland. The experiment is -The Hartford Courant savs: “It will be news to to be made of planting the shoot in Central Park, most of our readers probably that there are between where its growth would, if successful, make it a special
5000 and 6000 Icelanders living in this country. But attraction. Superintendent Parsons says that the
that is the fact, and quite recently delegates from shoot is apparently in good condition, though it may
eleven Icelandic congregations in Dakota, Montana
and Manitoba met in convention at Mountain, in the take a year's time to determine the result of the ex
first-named territory, to form a synodical union. periment.
There is a bitch, however. In Iceland, the women
have voice and vote in congregational matters, and -It is stated that $3,500,000 has already been pledged to
the synodical constitution adopted at Mountain, by a ward the building of the Storm King Bridge across the
vote of 18 to 8, contained a provision to that effect. Hudson, General Manager Swan, of the Storm King Bridge But some of the congregations are so stoutly opposed Railroad Company, will visit mill owners throughout Mas- to this equality of the sexes that at least one more sachusetts to obtain further aid.
convention will be necessary to settle the matter."
13th. Short Creek, near Mount Pleasant, Ohio. 17th. Fairfax, Lincoln, Va. 19th. Stillwater, Plainfield, Ohio.
22d. Pelbam H. Y. M., Yarmouth. 24th. Warrington, Monallen, Pa. 26th. Easton and Saratoga, Granville, N. Y. 26th. Southern, Easton, Ma. 27th. Bucks, Falls, Pa. 28th. Nottingham, East Nottingham, Md. 31st. Duanesburg, Duanesburg, N. Y. 31st. Ohio Y. M., Salem, Ohio.
*** Circular Meetings in Eighth Month as follows:
2d. Newtown Square, Pa., 3 P, M. 16th. Roaring Creek, Pa., 11 A. M. 23d. Constantia, Oswego Co., N. Y.
*** Young Folks' Temperance Mass Meeting at Solebury Deer Park, Bucks Co., Pa., to be held on Third-day, the 11th of Eighth Month, commencing at 10 o'clock A. M.
A variety of exercises will be presented by the First-day Schools, and Thomas E. Taylor, of Loudoun Co., Va., and Joseph Shortlidge, A. M., of Delaware Co., Pa., will address the Meeting. Free admission to Park for everybody. Come! Invitation extended by
FRIENDS' TEMPERANCE COMMITTEE.
... Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting will be held on Third-day, Eighth Month 4th, 1885, at 10 o'clock A. M., in the Valley Meeting-house. Special arrangements have been made to convey Friends to Maple Station, (Ellwood Thomas's lane), three-quarters of a mile from the Meeting-house.
Trains will leave both the Reading Depot, Thirteenth and Callowhill Streets, and Wayne Station, at 7.45 o'clock A. M., on Third-day.
Members of the Select Meeting can take the 1.40 P. M. train from Thirteenth and Callowhill Streets, or the 1.28 P. M, train from Wayne Station, on Second-day, for Maple Station, where Friends will meet them. The return train will leave Maple Station at 4.40 P. M.
Tickets good both going and returning, on Second- and Third-day, will be issued at 63 cents the trip, at Thirteenth and Callowhill Streets, and Wayne Station.
Ask for Quarterly Meeting tickets.
Friends are earnestly encouraged to avail themselves of the facilities offered, and increase the number beyond the past few years, otherwise they are liable to be withdrawn.
CHARLES E. THOMAS,
ITEMS. -Cremation in Paris will soon be available for the general public, at the small cost of $2.50 for each operation. An experiment furnace is being constructed at Pere-la-Chaise on the principle of the crematories at Rome and Milan.
-On the 19th., last month Barnum's big elephant Albert killed his keeper at Nashua, N. H., A few days afterwards he was chained to four large trees, and the location of his heart and brain marked with chalk. Thirty-three members of the Keene Light Guard were then marshaled in line at fifteen paces, and at the word “Fire,” the huge beast fell dead without a struggle. He was valued at about $10,000. The body has been presented to the Smithsonian Institution, Washington.
-Mountaineering in the Australian Alps has been specially disastrous this season. Two young Viennese who insisted on climbing the Reichenstein, in the Enns Valley without a guide fell 6,000 feet over a precipice into a wild gorge, and were dashed to pieces. An Austrian doctor lost his life last year exactly at the same spot. Now the remains of some unknown tourist have been found in the Styrian Alps, while several persons who lately started on mountaineering excursions are still missing.
It cost $8,400 to remove the ice from the wharves in Montreal. Work was begun on May 4 with 500 men and 100 horses and carts, and by the 26th of the same month the removal was completed. From a rough calculation it is shown that about 292,500 tons of ice were lodged on the wharves, of which amount 135,000 tons as cleared away by artificial means. The greatest accumulation at any one place was at the Dominion Steamship Company's berth; here the ice was piled up to a height of forty feet above the level of the wharf.
-In order to add to the popularity of their regime, the Tory Government of England have announced that they have determined to remove the portraits from the National Portrait Gallery to Bethnal Green Museum, there to be made the nucleus of a great collection of works of art and general interest, to be contained in a suitable building constructed for the purpose, and including a large assemblyroom for public meetings, popular lectures, and similar
Bethnal Green Muscum is in the Cambridge Road, E., in one of the very poorest quarters of London. The new plan will therefore give to the East End a new free place of amusement.
-Samuel Irenæus Prime, editor of the New York Observer died in Manchester, Vt., the 19th of last month, in the 73d year of his age. The New York Evening Post in reviewing his literary labors, states that“ when the old World Building, in which the Observer office was situated, was burned, in 1882, all the material prepared for the next issue of the paper having been destroyed, Dr. Prime immediately engaged two skillful stenographers, and dictated the entire editorial page of his journal within two hours. The notes were then rapidly copied for the printers, and the Observer reached its subcribers as promptly as usual."
*Chappaqua Monthly Meeting was established one hundred years ago.
A cordial invitation is extended to attend a Centennial Meeting at the Old Meeting-house, at Chappaqua, on Seventh-day afternoon, the 8th of Eighth Month, at 1 o'clock.
Friends are invited to gather about the Meeting-house for social converse during the morning, with basket ch at 12 M.
Trains leave Grand Central Depot, New York, at 8.30 and 10.30 A. M. Returning, leave Chappaqua at 3.57 and 7.36 P. M. Carriages will meet trains.
*Quarterly Meetings in the Eighth Month will occur as follows:
4th. Philadelphia, Valley, Pa. 4th. Nine Partners, Oblong, N. Y. 5th. Farmington, East Hamburg, N. Y. 6th. Abington, Gwynedd, Pa. 7th. Stanford, Ghent, N. Y. 8th. Salem, Salem, Ohio. 13th. Shrewsbury and Rahway, Shrewsbury, N. J.
The Caleb Clothier Memorial Teachers' Library was closed for the summer on Seventh-day, the 18th inst. It will be re-opened on Fourth-day, Niuth Month, 2d.
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