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AND JOURNAL.

PHILADELPHIA, 921 ARCH STREET, FIRST MONTH 22, 1898.

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CoNFERENCEs, Associations, Etc., . . . 63
EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT, . . . .
LITERARY NOTES, . . . . . . . . . . . 66
COMMUNICATIONS:
Western Settlement, . . . . . . . . . 6
PERSONAL Notes, . . . . . . . . . . . 67
PoETRY : Another's View ; The Two
Flowers; Unseen, . . . . . . . . . 67
THE EDUCATION of Women, . . . . . . 67
CURRENT EVENTs, . . . . . . . . . . . 68
NEws AND OTHER GLEANINGs, . . . . . 68
NoTICES, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii

BARLOW'S INDIGO BLUE. Its merits as a WASH BLUE have been fully tested and indorsed by thousands of housekeepers. Your §§ ought to have it on sale. Ask him for it. . S. Wiltberger, Prop. 233 N. 2d St., Phila., Pa.

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3}ubligijer's HBepartment.

*** Our friend and neighbor F. Gutekunst, 712 Arch Street, has sent the INTELLIGENCER a fine photograph, the production of his art, of William Lloyd Garrison. It is of large size, and will make a welcome addition to the

. collection of portraits on the walls of our office.

*** It is justly remarked that a good crop can not come from poor seed. Second-rate seeds will waste good land, good fertilizer, and good labor. Among the trustworthy and successful seed-growers is the firm of D. M. Ferry & Co., of Detroit, who advertise with us as usual, this season. They have, they state, sold seed all over the United States and Canada for the last forty-two years, “ and the steady growth of the business is a sure indication that Ferry seeds have given satisfaction.” Ferry's Seed Annual for 1898, a standard guide for farmers and gardeners, containing much valuable information, is sent free to persons writing for it.

*** “There is no value so great to the Advertiser as the small, well-read Family Weekly.”

*** The response to our notice concerning copies of the review of “ Hugh Wynne?’ has been quite extensive, and we have now only a limited number left. They will be sent, however, as long as they last.

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*** It is substantially true, as a large advertiser in this city says, that advertising, to yield a good return, must be persevered in. “Experience, backed by the general law of average, proves that the first appearance of an advertisement does not bring business, or even create much curiosity. If you go in, stay in, and it will pay you. ‘Keeping everlastingly at it,” is the way to success.”

Watches Repaired : Best Work

The watch repairing done here is the very best work and we try to make the watches we mend keep better time than ever before. Give

us a call. . GEO. C. CHILD, * 1020 Chestnut Street, 2nd floor.

WILLIAM B. PAxson. MAHLon B. PAxson. Members of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange.

FREDERICK PAXSON & CO.,

Stock and Bond Brokers, 112 Custom House Place, Philad’a.

Orders and inquiries by mail or wire receive prompt attention. .

Just Received from England

A fine lot of handsomely decorated Tea Cannisters in commemoration of the Queen's Jubilee, which are filled with

INGRAM’S FINE BLENDED TEA.
PRICE, SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS EACH.

If four of them are ordered to the same address we will pay the expressage.

||||||| $, INGRAM, **śrī". The Pennhurst,

Michigan Avenue, Atlantic City, N. J.

The house has every convenience, including steam heat and an electric elevator running to level of pavement. Open all the year. Send for illustrated booklet.

JAMES HOOD.

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GEORGE B. COCK, Stenographer, 14 S. 'Broad St., Philadelphia.

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NINTH MoRTH 27TH, 1897.

The rooms are open daily, except First-days, from 8.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m., and Friends are cordially invited to avail themselves of the facilities afforded, those from

without the city and young Friends boarding in the city

being particularly desired to do so.
The rooms are designed to be
a CENTRE For INForm ATION ON ALL FRIENDLY
MATTERS.

Residence, 216 W. Coulter Street.

1-42-25-D,

JUST PUBLISHED. NEW BOOKLETS.

Among the Rushes.
What is the World.
Not Changed but Glorified.

Above are uniform with

Peter Noddy.
Tommy's Friend.
The Seed and the Prayer.
What the Sparrow Chirps.
Light After Darkness.
My Times Are in Thy Hands.
Thou Art My God.

Making ten in the set. Price, 5 cents each

full set 45 cents.

FRIEND’S BOOK ASSOCIATION. S. W. Cor. 15th and Race Sts., Philad’a.

HISTORY AND EIOGRAPHY BOOKS BY HOWARD M. JENKINS,

RECENTLY ISSUED.

Assistorical Collections Relating to Gwynedd, (Pennsylvania). Second edition. Pp. vii. and 456. With three Etchings by Blanche Dillaye, and five other illustrations. Price, net, $4.oo. By mail, $4.23. This book, originally issued in 1884, has been long out of print. A second edition, limited in number, has again been printed from type. The work has been revised and expanded. The geneological chapters refer to many

well-known families, especially Evans, Roberts, and Foulke.

IN PREPARATION.

Descendants of Samuel Spencer, of Užer Dublin, Pennsylvania. This will be a volume of about 250 pages, Illustrated. Limited edition from the type. The price will be $3.oo net, with postage charge added if sent by mail. It is already partly printed, and the author hopes to have it ready by Fifth month I. The geneological details include many well-known families.

The Family of William Penn, Founder of Pennsylvania. This is in press, and will be ready early in the Autumn. It will be the most authoritative and complete Domestic Biography of William Penn's ancestors and descendants. It will be freely illustrated. A limited edition from the type. - Orders or correspondence should be addressed to - HowARD M. JENKINS, (or Gwynedd, Pa.) 921 Arch St., Philadelphia,

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FRIENDS INTELLIGENCER

Established 1844. |The Journal, 1873.

PHILADELPHIA, FIRST MONTH 22, 1898.

Volume LV. Number 4.

A GOOD WORD EACH WEEK. IV.

SILENCE is a necessity to man in all his attempts to

approach the Divine Being in solemn spiritual worship ; not only the body but also the mind must be silenced, according to that saying of the prophet, “Be still, and know that I am God.” ELIAS HICKs.

From an exercise in preparative meeting, and recorded in his Journal.

LET THERE BE LIGHT.

WHEN Gutenberg, one of the fathers of printing from movable types, took his first proof from the press, it is said to have contained the fiat of the Creator—“Let there be Light !” Whether it be true or simply a fanciful legend, the expression is a most striking one and marvelously prophetic.

“Let there be Light.” Jehovah spake,
And through the realm of chaos brake
A bright, a glorious ray,
The startled shades of darkness fled,
As wide and wider still it spread,
Till all around was day.

“Let there be light.” From pole to pole
Still let the glorious message roll,
Armed with a power divine,
Till errors cease and sin be slain,
And in all hearts the Christ shall reign
Where'er the sun does shine.

THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT.

Read before Swarthmore College students, First month 9, 1898, by Dean Elizabeth Powell Bond. WE are yet in the glow of Christmas joys. Days of work, and hours of pleasure, and anxious cares have not yet had time to dim the brightness of the happy festival. Close about us are the beautiful signs of hearts' loves that at Christmas time express themselves in the uncounted ways that fingers and forethought know. Our eyes delight themselves in a wished-for picture, or treasured book—it may be in the simplest written word of affectionate remembrance, and the day is brightened. And then there is the other delight— not in what has come to us—but in what it has been in our power to put into other lives. This is a blessed part of the Christmas glow. Do we need to move on and away from the Christmas glow that we yet feel in our hearts P How would it be with us if we cherished it every day of the year P It would not be required that every day should be marked in the calendar, by exchange of outward gifts, but that which en

dures of any gift—that which fire cannot burn nor.

“moths corrupt,”—how we might pour out upon each other of the blessed spirit of gift-giving for solace and encouragement | If the Christmas spirit could look out of our eyes upon each other as we pass upon halls or streets, all the months that stretch from Christmas

to Christmas, how our burdens would be made light, how the hard things in life would be eased | If the Christmas spirit that has guided our fingers in taking dainty stitches, and deftly shaping things of use and beauty, and chosing the fit thing for the beloved one. could possess our hands till Christmas day came round again, would they ever be raised to place hindering things in each other's way ! When the Christmas glow has gone out of the day, how we hurt each other with thoughtless word and thoughtless deed O, can we not keep it to make the cheer and gladness which is the best atmosphere for souls to grow in It is not work that makes the young grow old, and the elders falter by the way; we were made for work, as the trees and the stars are, as God himself is ; it is more often the worry that we needlessly and thoughtlessly thrust into each others’ lives. With the Christmas gift-giving we have learned again the story of the babe in the manger, and the life given for the uplifting of men. It is true that the babe in the manger, the unconscious little one, accepted the adoration of men—the wise men brought their gifts of gold, and frankincense, and myrrh, and fell down and worshipped him. But when he came to manhood, after those years in which it is recorded that he was subject to his father and mother, when the few disciples gathered about him for instructions concerning the work he was sending them out to do, did he seek then for adoration P Did he command them : “Go now into every city, and see to it that a shining temple is builded for my glorification. Gold and precious stones shall be its adornment. Great choirs shall sing my praises, and chant in adoration of the wonderful works that I do | " How different his message to the disciples : “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils.” No thought or word about himself,-every thought and word for the suffering and needy about him. After the lapse o, centuries, can we believe that this Kingly Soul cares any more than in those far-away days, for adoration of himself. During this Christmas week, cathedrals have rung with his praises, and great congregations have sung of the Messiah. I believe this adoration never reaches his ear. That which touches his soul is the service that we render to each other. The dressing of a doll for a college settlement child; the kindly remembrance to one easily forgotten ; the expression of love for our dearest ones; the thoughtfulness that checks disturbing noise ; that consideration for others that saves the scraps of paper for the wastebasket instead of scattering them over the floor; the beautiful courtesy that “loves itself last’’—can we doubt that these are the things to make the Christmas anthem that can give joy even in the heights of Heaven, and gladden the heart of the Divine ! Hear

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