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AND JOURNAL.

PHILADELPHIA, 921 Arch STREET, FOURTH MONTH 16; 1898.

PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY

WISSAHICKON. AND OTHER POEMS

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{Number 16.

Volume LV.
Number 16.

A GOOD WORD EACH WEEK.

commanders, all the citizens of the Christian world XVI.

are this day turning their thought in adoration toward Be temperate in all things ; in your diet, for that is

the great soul that taught men how to live and how to die.

If their thought reaches beyond the flowers physic by prevention.

This is exclusive of the

and music which are their symbols, to the great soul spiritual advantage it brings. Be also plain in your itself, will it be possible that to-morrow's sun will rise apparel

let your virtues be your ornament. upon this Christian world arrayed for war, one part WILLIAM PENN. against another! To-day's thought of Jesus is of a

great shining soul at the right hand of the Father, From his letter, on departing for Pennsylvania, 1682, ad- sympathetic with our darkened souls in their struggles, , dressed to his wife and children.

merciful in its judgment of our frailties, loving with

that love which is the sweet center of all things, and LOYALTY

the life of all things ! Two friends I have, long loved, and trusted long.

Will it be possible to-morrow for the Christian One, turning ever toward life's fairer side,

world to transfer in its thought, this shining soul And fearing lest it slip his grasp, would hide

away from the right hand of the Father, to a place From his soul's inward eye all sight of wrong;

at the head of a Christian army whether Christian Brings me the world's uncomprehending praise As friendship's highest tribute sees in shame

according to the standards of Spain, or Christian acOf mine, or wilful blunder, naught to claim

cording to the measure of United States civilization ? Deep-felt repentance: but in countless ways

Is it possible to conceive of this shining soul bending Finds pardon for me ever and again,

in benediction over the armed men who must come Because I am no worse than other men.

face to face with other armed men with no other The second, looking up toward heaven's light,

alternative than to kill ? Is it possible to conceive of Yet works in stifling fog and close-drawn fray,

this shining soul guiding the hand that directs the 'Mid want, doubt, selfish greed, where men must pray

terrible engines of war upon the sea ? As, groping, they seek out lost gleams of right. Scanning my life with love's clear eyes, he sees

Not so have we learned Christ! But well I know My flimsy talents, old mistakes, low ends,

that not one day's wrapt contemplation of Christ can And when I wear earth's laurels, but commends

avert the threatened war. War is like a disease of With stern “Thou canst do better things than these."

the blood passed on from one generation to another. O keen soul.reader, judge ne of these two ;

We cannot meet in convention to-day and pass resoWhich, think you, is the false friend, which the true ? -Ruth Huntington Sessions, in the Century.

lutions that there shall be no more sufferers from

cancer. Only wholesome living, that allowed no foul THE ACCEPTABLE OFFERING.

place in the blood for cancer germs to fasten upon can

do away with the dread malady. So this day's adoraBY ELIZABETH POWELL BOND.

tion of Christ cannot kill the germs of war that genWe have not come to any pageantry of flowers and eration passes on to generation in erring thought and music in celebration of this memorial day. But

speech and action. From Christ we may learn, flowers would soon fade ; and music live only in the will, the things that make for peace, the unselfishness, memory of its harmonies. Only that which cannot

the thought for others' welfare, the complete justice fade or die away is fit celebration of the life that spent between man and man which alone make war impositself in the “ Father's business." It is in the power sible.

. of our souls to make any place blossom with unfading Instead of roses and lilies and organ notes shall thought of that life that was given a ransom for all

we make it our offering to-day, to try to lift our own such as receive its ministry. The Christian world souls toward the shining soul, to catch as much as we makes flowers and music its symbols to-day of re- can of his justice and mercy and loving-kindness; to joicing in the life and death and resurrection of Jesus. try, if we cannot avert to-morow's war, to begin anew All the great cathedrals of the Christian world are to-morrow to make our lives the promoters of peace ! resounding with his praises ; the humblest chapels are This, I believe, is the offering sweeter to him than made to bloom as gardens in his memory. It seems roses and lilies and organ notes ! a beautiful providence that this day should come as a pause in the midst of the terrible threatenings of war,

“ BEWARE of making your moral staple consist of to bring vividly before our souls the great soul that

the negative virtues. It is good to abstain, and teach lived among men to teach them the things that make

others to abstain, from all that is sinful cr hurtful. for peace. All the kings and queens and emperors | But making a business of it leads to emaciation of and presidents and legislators and generals and naval

character, unless one feeds largely also on the more 1 Read before Swarthmore College Students, Fourth month 10,

nutritious diet of active, sympathetic benevolence." 1898, by Dean Bond.

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For Friends' Intelligencer.

And may we all learn what it is to keep silence “ KEEP SILENCE BEFORE THE LORD." before the Lord; for the operation of the Spirit is in For the advancement of the Society of Friends, as a

silence, as it comes from God; and if we submit our

souls to be filled with the Divine Spirit, “ then and .. peculiar people, there appears to be a necessity that

not otherwise will we be in a situation to communiwe go back to this first principle of “keeping silence

cate of that divine fullness to others." before the Lord.” Our auxiliaries, the First-day

Philadelphia.

JOSEPH POWELL, Schools, Young Friends' Associations, numerous philanthropic movements, more attentive study of the

A FRIEND'S JOURNEY IN WAR TIME. Bible, etc., have been zealously engaged in; but in order that all this good work may strengthen and

(Concluded froin Last Week.) advance our Society, we should endeavor to strengthen

WE arrived in New York on the 3d of 7th month our meetings for Divine worship. The place to

(1782), where our friends rejoiced to see us, and restimulate the growth, and to shape a tree, is at its

ceived us with great kindness. But there being no root. Pruning, spraying, and other devices are help

vessels that we could be free to go in, we were detained ful in destroying the enemies to its healthy fruitage ;

there and in Long Island several months.

We were but, should not enrichment be applied to the roots ? not easy to go in a ship carrying guns, or that had been else the fruit, if there be any yield, will show its de- taken and made a prize, or that was concerned in the generacy. Silent meetings and a waiting Ministry is war ; believing we were called to bear our testimony the foundation on which the Society of Friends is to the coming of the peaceable reign of the Messiah, built; and it is in a silent, waiting state that a Gospel and against all wars or fightings, or being in any manMinistry has its birth.

ner concerned therein. In many places the meetings held for Divine wor- During my stay on Long Island I joined with my ship are much neglected, and some members may friend David Sands in having meetings at divers claim that the First-day School and Young Friends' places amongst those of other societies. I also diliAssociation are substitutes for those meetings for gently attended the meetings of Friends, both on Long worship. If we take out the foundation, can the Island and in New York, and passed through many building stand?

deep sufferings and inward conflicts known only to It is not from men, or books, neither the study of the Lord. And toward the latter part of my stay at theology, but from the silent meetings that a pure Westbury I was often led to declare of the Lord gospel ministry will spring; it is here that the Spirit dealings with me, of His judgments and of His merDivine operates, “ filling the soul with the unction of cies, for their encouragement. I was also engaged grace to be diffused in other hearts, who are in a

with others in visiting families, in which service my state of receptivity, often more efficacious than

mind was often drawn into a deep, inward and sensible words to replenish the soul.” Then I will say to the

feeling of the state of the seed, and favored with suityounger members, do not let your interest in these

able matter to communicate to the refreshing of some auxiliaries abate ; but above all else, acquaint your

drooping spirits. selves with the meetings for Divine worship, as this

On the 13th of 12th month, way opening for my knowledge will make you truer Friends and better

getting along towards England, after a solemn, heartcitizens.

tendering season with Thomas Seaman's family, where About a quarter of a century ago a concern was

I had mostly made my home, and several other Friends felt (in the minds of a few Friends) for First-day

who had come to take their leave of me, in which supschools to be established among us, that the children might be drawn more generally than they were, to

plication and prayer was offered to the God of all grace

for each other's preservation. I parted with them in attend meetings with their parents, and be made better acquainted with the principles and testimonies

much love and near fellowship, and rode to New York, of the Society. This concern spread throughout our

where I met my companion, John Pemberton, who borders, and now we are reaping the harvest from

informed me he had taken our passage in the ship our labors. “New occasions teach new duties, and

“New York," Charles Grant, master, bound for Lonmany concerned Friends and earnest laborers in the don ; at which I was glad, having some months before auxiliaries above mentioned are yearning for a higher been on board, and then thought I felt an evidence of plane for the Society, claiming that our great weak

its being right for me to go on that vessel. ness is shown in the death of ministry among us.

On the 21st of the 12th month we took a solemn Would some who feel this concern most but turn leave of many of our beloved friends, and went on their inquiry and research within, the unfaithful ser- board, and fell down that evening to the watering vant might thus be discovered. I cannot but believe

I cannot but believe place, where we lay until the 23d ; then sailed to Sandy that the call “ to enter into my vineyard and labor,'' Hook, and there waited till next day for the rest of the is as free and clear in this age as it ever was, and I be- fleet: Next day went to sea, being about fifty-eight lieve there are many among the young within our fold sail in all, going under convoy of three ships of war, for whose minds have been visited with convictions of which they had long waited. I was favored with a truth; if these are obedient to the heavenly vision, quiet, resigned mind, committing myself to the prothey will become as lights to the world, and as in- tection of an All-Wise and Faithful Creator. On the struments in the Divine hand in calling others to 25th, at night, came on a violent storm, which separbehold the beauty of the truth as it is in Jesus.

ated us from the rest of the fleet, and we saw them no

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more the whole of the voyage. That night I was will, whether to do or suffer, "a shadow from the heat taken sick, and continued for twenty-five days closely and a covert from the storm ; " that in the midst of confined to my bed, and was brought very low indeed, dangers and trials they can say, Thou art my strength to all appearance nigh unto death. The weather, also, and place of refuge ; therefore will I trust in thee. was very stormy, so that, to all appearance, we many Being now under new commanders, and night comtimes seemed likely to be swallowed up in the great ing on, they hoisted sail, and made toward France. A deep. But, through Divine mercy, I was favored with time of great trial it was to most of the ship's compaa calm, resigned mind ; often remembering I came ny. The night proved very stormy, the sea being bois

in my own , nor with a after gain of this world, but in obedience to the will of Him who sail for fear of being pursued and re-taken ; as they ruleth both sea and land, and is indeed mightier than expected, should that be the case, they should suffer the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves death, being mostly Englishmen who had deserted of the sea.

from the British service, and got a commission from One night, as I lay considering my manifold trials the French to make prizes of English vessels. They since I left my outward habitation, and the great dan- were, I think, as wicked men in expression as I ever ger I then was in, the waves passing over the ship, and heard. at times seeming as if they would dash it to pieces, this That night it seemed likely we should be swallowed language was as clear and intelligible to me as though

up by the mighty waves ; but the Lord was graciously a voice had spoken to my outward ear : “Trust in the pleased to bear up my mind under all, making my preLord ; for in the Lord Jehovah there is everlasting sent state of confinement much easier than I could have strength."

expected. Being sick and very weak, I kept niy bed Being thus confined by sickness, I had not the mostly until we came into Calais-road, where we came opportunity of seeing the hardships which the poor to anchor in the evening of the 28th ; but the sea runsea-faring men pass through ; but my sleep often de- ning high, and the wind boisterous, we could not land. parting from me, so that I seldom got any rest before Next day a boat came off to us, and brought the rethey set the four-o'clock watch in the morning. I

mainder of the privateer's men on board our ship. often heard the difficulties they were in, which were They gave us an account of all our men, (except the great and many. It being stormy most of the voyage, one that was drowned), being safely landed at Calais. made it desirable to see the land ; which on the 26th The most of the passengers that remained in our ship of the ist month, 1783, we did, beirag near the Isle of went to Calais in that boat ; but my companion and Wight. They got me on deck, supposing the sight and myself being weakly, I was not able to get into the smell of land would refresh me ; which it did. But, boat in time, and the lieutenant of the privateer adalas, how uncertain and very precarious are all sublu- vised us to stay on board ; which advice we found to nary joys! For, as we were sailing pleasantly along, be for benefit, as by being there we saved our things ; viewing the English shore, and a fleet of men-of-war for the crew plundered all the night, and seemed afraid which lay at anchor a little ahead, a small vessel bore of each other's getting more than themselves. Such down towards us, which our seamen supposed to be a rogues they were, that when one broke open a chest or tender coming to press men, which made them afraid, trunk and got anything, and hid it, others, if they could and they sought to hide themselves. She passed by find it, would steal it away, and hide it in another part and spoke to us ; then tacked, came up on the other of the ship. side, and fired several muskets at the men as they Thus they continued while we stayed on board, walked on the deck, but did not hurt any one. They which was until the 30th of the month ; for when they then hoisted out their boat and boarded us in a furious all got on board, they slipped the cables and sailed for manner, cursing and swearing what they would do to Dunkirk. When we came into that road, the wind and us, and running about the ship with drawn swords in sea continuing tempestuous, we had to remain two their hands. They took our seamen on board their nights and part of two days before we could land. A vessels ; in doing which they overset the boat, the sea boat was sent to bring us on shore, but it was such a running high, and drowned one of them.

tossing, trying time, that there appeared danger of our Thus were we, in a few minutes, brought from a being driven out to sea again, and our provisions were state of joy to that of sorrow. But my companion and spent ; for the privateer's men had made great waste myself, going into our cabin just as they came up and of them after they came on board, but now they seemed fired at us, remained quietly there without any molest- surprised at the prospect of want. ation. Next day I sent for the prize-master, who be- My mind was mercifully supported and borne up, haved civilly to us, and said he knew what we were, though greatly oppressed with their filthy conversation and we need not be afraid, for we should not be plun- and abminable oaths. I believe I heard more thereof dered ; which we were not. During the time of the in the space of thirteen days among them, than I had great commotion in the ship, my mind was inwardly done in so many years in any other period of my life. retired to the Lord, and great was the peace and quiet One sorrowful, and to us, affecting case happened I was favored with ; which I mentioned to my com- while we remained on board the ship : two of the privpanion, who expressed the same. Blessed be the name

ateer company quarreled, and grievous were the oaths of the Lord, who is, to those that are resigned to his and imprecations they used. One of them, after re.

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