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be no loss to them, but a gain to us. XVII.
exchange of thought and experience becomes of
practical value to all. We remember the fingerWHAT is not the religion of a man's choice is the re
boards which used to be put on a tree or post, at the ligion of him that imposes it: so that liberty of conscience
cross-roads, directing the traveler on his way, and so is the first step to have a religion.
assisting to dispel his anxiety as to the road, and we WILLIAM PENN. have in our spiritual travels similar helps, which have
cheered us on to a better and higher understanding. From his letter to Secretary Popple, 1688.
So I feel free to relate a precious experience that
came to me, knowing that it will not detract from the SYMPATHY.
benefit I received by it, in giving it expression that The kindly words that rise within the heart,
others may examine, and see how it teaches them, And thrill it with their sympathetic tone,
for the value it has been to me will ever remain. A But die ere spoken, fail to play their part,
little while ago, at the regular weekly evening meetAnd claim a merit that is not their own. The kindly word unspoken is a sin
ing where we met to consider the Bible lesson for the A sin that wraps itself in purest guise,
next First-day school, with its significance and appliAnd tells the heart that, doubting, looks within, cation to life, past and present, there had been much
That not in speech, but thought, the virtue lies. deep thought expressed, and a spiritual light glowed But 'tis not so; another heart may thirst
all round. There appeared a wonderful illumination, For that kind word-as Hagar, in the wild
and a sacred atmosphere enveloped us. We acknowlPoor banished Hagar, prayed a well might burst
edged that it had been a great benefit to us, and From out the sand, to save the parching child.
would stand as a way-mark to a larger view of spiritAnd loving eyes that cannot see the mind, Will watch the expected movement of the lip;
ual things than ever before, and that this should be a Ah! can ye let its cunning silence wind
time of deeper consecration to the Lord's work. Around that heart and scathe it like a whip?
Immediately there came before me the account of Unspoken words, like treasures in the mine,
Jesus taking Peter, James, and John into a high Are valueless until we give them birth;
mountain, where he was transfigured before them, Like unfound gems their hidden beauties shine,
and his face shone as the sun, and his rainment was Which God has made to bless and gild the earth.
white as light, and behold there appeared Moses and How sad 'twould be to see a master's hand Strike glorious notes upon a voiceless lute;
Elias talking with him. Peter felt such a soul exaltaBut, oh, what pain, when at God's own command,
tion that he proposed to build three tabernacles, one A heartstring thrills with kindness, but is mute. for each, and under this great experience a bright
cloud overshadowed them, and a voice said, “ This Then hide it not, the music of the soul-Dear sympathy, expressed with kindly voice;
is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased, Hear But let it like a shining river roll
ye him!” The whole account came to me in such a To deserts dry, to hearts that will rejoice.
beautiful experience of life,—that it can be ours to Oh ! let the symphony of kindly words
understand many deep things, if we will only keep Sound for the poor, the friendless, and the weak, And he will bless you ; he who struck these chords
the eye of the soul steady on the one great Truth, Will strike another when in turn you seek.
the Christ, the risen light which constitutes the Son-Selected.
ship in each soul,—that all through past ages similiar
revealings have been experienced, and should lead For Friends' Intelligencer.
into a higher condition, a better knowledge, a clearer A SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE.
relation to God and his Christ. EXPERIENCE is of great value to us, especially when A lesson from an outward semblance came before we see a lesson in it, for really we only know by me; like in the material world, when we gain a high experience. We may believe what our friends tell us position we get a better view of the surroundings, of their griefs or joys, but how different when it and as we ascend the mountains, we are appalled at becomes our very own! There is a good to us in the the magnitude of our vision, yet rejoice at the exaltexperience of others, when there is a practical value ation, but are confronted with the few means there are that can be placed upon it, and when it is applicable to support life, while in the valley and on the fertile to us all on general principles. If a friend should plain we find so many more things available to be tell us of a new way to prepare a food which would used for our creature comforts. I beheld the force of be more palatable and nutritious, and give us the the illustration with gratitude,—that on the level recipe, they lose nothing, and we gain just that much. journey of life was where we found the greatest If they have read a valuable book which gave them opportunities to do the most good, but these higher fresh strength, and they allow us to read it, there can views, this wonderful light, are the preparing methods for work that shall be done in us, and by us; that as t inity. If rejected there they turned to those outside the spiritual view exalteth, we catch the holy inspira- who yet sought for something better than they yet tion, the beatific breath of true Divinity, and as it knew. But a great many of the early Christians in expands our soul powers, we humbly pray that we all parts of the world were Jews.' These, with their may abide in the tabernacle of the Most High. traditional hope of a great Jewish kingdom to be With this holy experience written indelibly on the founded by the Messiah, would especially need the pages of our life's book, where it will stand as a counsel of Peter, to respect the authority of the govmemorial lesson forever, still we realize that we must ernment under which their lives were appointed. The come down to the level of human kind to work; that idea that the Messiah's kingdom was a spiritual one is, we must go to them, and not stand waiting for them was no doubt a hard lesson to learn, and the harder to come to us. O, if we could more earnestly seek when the harsh Roman rule bore heavily, as it often to know the risen Lord, and that it is He who spoke did But Peter saw that a message of love could to us on our way to Emmans, then we would clearly never be delivered by force ; nor a message of peace understand what to do, we would hear above the by violence. He therefore advised all to obey-not clamor of life's battle din, we would not run with a sullenly and because they must, but freely and with zeal without an experimental knowledge, but like the right good will. apostles, hear the angelic voice, “ This is my beloved TEACHING, Son, hear ye Him." Go with him into the mountains,
The necessity for obedience to “every ordinance see his transfiguration before our spiritual eye, build-a of man” is plain to most of us. Human government tabernacle in our inner life that he may abide there, has often worked hardship to individuals and indeed and then go forth with this light shining in our daily to large classes of society ; but we can hardly doubt walk. There we shall see Moses and Elias, and a
that its general tendency has been for good. Indeed, host of others more numerous than we had thought, the ideal government might be defined perhaps as a with the Lord.
union of individuals for the general good. Its usefulThis little experience may seem small to some ; so ness depends on the willingness of its citizens to yield it is, but little things shown us by the Spirit are of their own desires for the best interests of all. It is great importance.
MARY G. SMITH.
no more true that “governments derive their just Hoopeston, III.
powers from the consent of the governed” than that
the successful exercise of those just powers depends FRIENDS' NEW TESTAMENT LESSONS. on the obedience of the governed. The necessity for FIFTH MONTH I, 1898. No 18.
obedience to law is so evident that we may probably
make our lesson most useful by considering the necesOBEDIENCE TO TEMPORAL AUTHORITY.
sary limitations of such obedience. GOLDEN TEXT.-Be subject to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake : as free and not using your freedom
As citizens of the United States and of a single for a cloak of wickedness, but as bondservants of God.- State we are subject to two several governments, one I. Peter, 2 : 13-16.
of which, however, is subject to the other. If the Scripture reading : I. Peter 2 : 11–25.
State passes a law which is unconstitutional under the HISTORICAL.
law of the United States no citizen is bound to obey it. This first epistle of Peter is addressed to the scat
If he refuses to obey it, the national government will tered Christians “throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappa- sustain him. He must, however, take the risk of docia, Asia, and Bithnyia." It is not easy to account
mistaking the application of the higher law. Simifor the rapid spread of Christianity unless we take intolarly do we all of us exist under two kinds of governaccount the wide dispersion of the Jews on the one
ment, one superior to the other. We are subject to hand, and on the other the degeneracy of religion in
human law as illustrated in every ordinance of man, the Roman world. When the kingdom of Israel was
and we are also subject to Divine law as revealed in overthrown a part of the people of northern Palestine
our hearts. If the human law requires us to violate were carried into exile by the Assyrians; but when
the Divine law it is void. “We ought to obey God Judah was destroyed, about 600 years before the
rather than man.”' The abolitionists regarded the Christian era, the Jews scattered in all directions. fugitive slave law as unconstitutional—by the Divine Many went to Egypt and became an important part law. An order to a Christian to take the life of his of its population under the Ptolemies ; others were
fellow-man is void—even if the one who gives the carried into Babylon, and others still went westward.
order has a government commission and wears a And when the temple was rebuilt and Jerusalem rose uniform. from its ruins only a small part of the exiles found The lesson most' needed in our time—or, indeed, their way back to the Holy Land. More and more
in any time—is no doubt that of obedience to the they became the traders of the Roman world. Their higher rather than to the lower law. Indeed, this is ships were seen in every harbor, and every city of any
one of the cases where the greater includes the less, importance contained a colony of them. In this way
and one who walks in obedience to the Supreme Conthey became familiar figures everywhere; and their stitution need not much fear to fail in the minor " religion, usually in sharp contrast to the gross idolatry dinances of man.' or grosser materialism of their neighbors, had a great attraction for many of the higher natures in all lands.
SCRIPTURE STUDY AT RACE STREET. When the apostles set out on their journeys the
Conference Class of Race Street First-day School, Philasynagogues everywhere gave them their first oppor- l delphia. Syllabus for Fourth month 24.
Subject for consideration : Progressive Growth of Spiritual- liquor cases." In 1894 of the persons tried for offenses ity in Mankind as reflected in the Bible. Presented by Mary against the liquor laws sixty per cent. were acquitted in spite B. Paxson.
of the fact that such arrests are only made in cases of the The paper will consider: 1. The Childhood of Mankind. clearest violations, and of those arrested many are discharged 2. The Idea of God.
3. The Development of Ethical Ideals. on various technicalities. Even if the verdict is guilty, “there 4. The Hope of the Future.
is more than an even chance that sentence may be susReferences.-Sunderland, “The Bible," etc. Fiske, “ The pended.” And, finally, of those fined and imprisoned, the fine Idea of God," “ The Destiny of Man."
at least is usually escaped. In 1894, “ 141 violators of liquor
laws were sentenced in Philadelphia, and fines imposed aggre. TEMPERANCE LESSON (FOR ADULT CLASSES.)
gating $78, 340, not a cent of which has been collected."
When speaking of Prohibitory laws it is a common stateTHE LICENSE LAW IN PHILADELPHIA.
ment that where they cannot be enforced they should be The Pennsylvania license law is generally regarded as a
repealed. If this logic were applied to the license law but model of its kind. Licenses are granted by the Courts of little could be said in favor of its retention. A law wrong in Quarter Sessions, which are less open to corrupting influences principle, it throws suspicion on our judiciary and results in than license boards. Retailers' licences cost $1,000 in cities
close alliance between most of our public officers and the most of the first class, (Philadelphia), and less sums elsewhere, | dangerous and degrading business carried on in our country, down to $75 in townships. The money is divided between
It gives such union and power to the liquor trade and such the State and local governments.
Licenses are granted only
incentive to profitable violation of law that, at one and the under numerous restrictions, intended to secure good moral
same time, it leads large numbers into law. breaking and character in those engaged in the business. A petition pray
destroys opportunity for effective punishment of such lawing for license will not be considered unless accompanied by breakers.
J. H. H. a kind of certificate of character, signed by twelve reputable electors. The applicant must give bonds to faithfully observe
APPEAL FOR PEACE BY SWARTHthe laws. The penalties for violation are fine of $100 to $5,000 and imprisonment up to twelve months. The usual
MORE FRIENDS. restrictions obtain as to selling on the first-day of the week, The following letter has been forwarded, by a Committee of and to minors or intoxicated persons, etc.
Swarthmore Monthly Meeting, to the President. In the city of Philadelphia the License Courts are gen- To President McKinley: We, members of the erally believed to do their work impartially and honestly,
Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, though it is understood that the work is most distasteful to the judges appointed to the duty,—the more that the judge's office
held at Swarthmore, Pa., believe that, whatever may is elective, and cause of offense often arises from license have been permitted in the earlier history of the
A recent book on “ · The Liquor Problem," published human race, now, since the introduction of the New by the authority of President Charles W. Eliot, of Harvard Dispensation, by the coming of Jesus Christ, our University, President Seth Low, of Columbia University, and
Divine Master and Teacher, all wars, both offensive James C. Carter, a distinguished attorney of New York, presents an exhaustive study of the Pennsylvania laws, and will
and defensive, are in direct violation of the religion be freely quoted. As to the use of the courts as licensing which he taught, and are wholly inconsistent with authorities, it says : " The objections . . are grave. Wherever Christianity, as we understand it. the judgeships are elective offices, it is difficult to avoid the
Thus believing, we rejoice in the attitude of our suspicion that they have given pledges to the liquor interest. Since judicial purity and reputation for judicial purity are
honored President, William McKinley, in these trymuch more important than discreet and fair licensing, it would ing times, and we would most earnestly entreat him be wiser not to use the courts as licensing authorities." to continue his peaceful policy, and do all in his power
The tendency of the license system to take the liquor toward having the present difficulties settled by arbibusiness into politics is well exemplified in Philadelphia. In tration or other peaceful means. Whatever may be 1894 the average number of saloons signed for by the school directors was 2.81 each; 108 out of 150 members of City
the outcome of the sad and most deplorable condition Councils either signed saloon petitions or gave bonds for
of affairs in Cuba, we sincerely trust that all appeals saloon keepers ; 30 out of 39 Representatives in the Legisla- to the Spanish people will be made to their reason, ture from Philadelphia did the like. The police force is a
their sense of justice, their religious obligations, and “part of the political machine," and is forced to take
their humanity. account of the liquor interests." Such observance of the restrictive provisions of the law as there is, is due not to the
We believe that earnest remonstrance against the authorities, but to the “ Law and Order Society.” In other horrors enacted in Cuba, accompanied by like remonwords, after maintaining at great expense a force to punish strance on the part of the three leading European violation of law, the people are obliged in addition, to watch
nations, England, France, and Germany, would go far both their hired force and the law-breakers, these being in
The illicit traffic-chiefly on alliance.
at this time toward the introduction of a long reign
"Sundays," and during "closing" hours—is large; probably the number of of peace. When religion and humanity unite in urgillegal saloons is larger than that of licensed saloons. Of ing this course, and when the expenses for war and course raids upon illicit selling are occasionally planned, but
warlike preparations are more than sufficient to place not with any system nor with any apparent intention of stop
all the industries of nations on a firm foundation, if ping the business. Usually “the small fish are caught and the big let go."
turned into peaceful channels, there would seem to be In case of arrest an offender is brought first before the every reason why a strong effort should be made to police magistrates. These are officers distinctly political in
check the progress of the war spirit, and to pass on their nature. They are not required to keep record of their
from this primitive, barbarous, and animal method of warrants and a remarkable discrepancy is to be noted between the number of persons arrested and those brought to trial. If settling differences to methods more in accordance the accused is held for trial he must await the action of the
with the advancing spirit of the age. grand jury ; if an indictment is found, it must await the action It would seem especially appropriate that the of the district attorney-also an elected officer. By skillful
members of a religious society which has since its handling, cases can be brought before judges supposed to be
origin, more than two and a half centuries ago, borne favorable to the liquor interests. Some judges " regularly suspend the sentence of first offenders." 'In jury trials a
its testimony against war, should now unite in verdict of not guilty is rendered in more than one-half of the expressing their cordial approval of the action of our