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PHILADELPHIA, 921 ARCH STREET, EIGHTH MONTH 20, 1898.
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fourth" classes the rule being that it will not be " forwarded" to another address, without additional payment of postage. This is of importance to those who receive newspapers, and expect them to be forwarded when their place of residence changes. Thộ newrule does not apply to letters. Mail matter of the three classes mentioned, to which it does apply, is practically periodicals sent from office of publication, other printed matter, and merchandise.
ANNA W. SPEAKMAN,} Principals.
*** A School for instruction in Phonography, upon the Pernin System, has been established at 20 S. Broad street, Philadelphia, by Freeman P. Taylor. He is the Nephew.of our friend Nathan Edsall, of Hartland, Iowa, who commends him to Friends in this city. The Pernin system, he assures us, is an improvement upon other systems, and the schools for teaching it, in other cities, have met with much success.
WEST STREET, WILMINGTON, DEL, SWARTHMORE, PENNA.
Exceilent advantages for complete school course. WM. W. BIRDSALL, President.
Thorough preparation for college or technical school.
Training class for Kindergarten teachers. Under care of Friends. Send for Catalogue.
Year BEGINS NINTH MONTH 12TH.
For catalogues and information apply to
ENOS L. DOAN, Principal.
Under the care of Philadelphia Yearly
Meeting of Friends.
Course of study extended and thorough, preparing Circulars on application.
students either for business or for College.
For catalogue, apply to
GEORGE L. MARIS, Principal,
George School, Penna.
KENNETT SQUARE, PA.
Under care of Friends. Thorough instruction. Lib.
eral course. Prepares for Swarthmore and similar colPRINCIPAL FRIENDS' ACADEMY Locust Valley, Long Island, N. Y.
leges. Primary, Intermediate and Academic Courses.
Expenses very low. Send for catalogue.
EDGAR STINSON, Principal.
Primary, Intermediate, High School, attractive to boarding pupils. Students admitted when
and College Preparatory Classes. Send ever there are vacancies. Send for circulars to LOUIS B. AMBLER, Principal,
for catalogue containing particulars,
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ARTHUR H. TOMLINSON, Principal.
Chelten Hills School,
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A FRIENDS' BOARDING SCHOOL FOR will
BOYS AND GIRLS.
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THIRTY-SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE
UNIVERSAL PEACE UNION,
In the Peace Grove and Peace Temple of the Peace Courses of Study. Also an Art Department. New Gym- Union, Eighth Month 24, 25, 26, and 27. Morning sesnasium. This school has been uniformly successful for
sions, 10.30 to 1. Afternoon sessions, 2.30 to 5.30. nearly half a century. Pupils from almost every State. At this critical time in the history of this country, and Eight instructors, mostly specialists. Terms, $190 a year. while war is pending with Spain, the annual convention For j'lustrated Catalogue address the Principal.
of the Universal Peace Union will be ot especial interRICHARD DARLINGTON, Ph. D., est. Should peace be declared by the time of the meetWest Chester, Penna. ing it will be a jubilee occasion.
It is expected that Alfred H. Love, the President, WEST CHESTER (PA.) will preside at several of the sessions, and that the fol
lowing speakers among others we cannot announce as STATE NORMAL SCHOOL we go to press, will attend :
Ex-Governor J. W. Hoyt, of Washington, D. C.; Fits for teaching, college, professional schools, or Belva A. Lockwood, Washington, D. C. Amanda business. Ideal location. High grade teachers and
Deyo, Philadelphia, Professor Daniel Batchellor,
Philadelphia; Honorable William N. Ashman, Pbilateaching. Buildings and equipment unsurpassed. Finest delphia; David Ferris, Wilmington, Del:;. George school gymnasium in America. $5 per week.
Dana Boardman, Philadelphia ; William Lloyd Garri
son, Boston; Professor George D. Herron, D. D., Address G. M. PHILIPS, Principal, Grinnell, Iowa.
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hold a membership with us; but in my family, as well XXXIV.
as outside, I try to have the principles of simplicity, It is a duty for those who profess to believe in the truth, and a quiet waiting on the will of a Supreme
Being and submission to it, govern me always. Knowguidance of an ever-present loving Father, to preserve a
ing nothing of the Beyond, I feel if we do well here it cheerful aspect amid petty annoyances, as well as greater will be well with us there.
W. G. trials. If it be required of them to put on a garment of City of Mexico. sackcloth. let them wear it underneath, in quiet submission. ELIZABETH NEWPORT.
It is comforting to feel, though deprived of attend
ing the meetings of Friends and of mingling with From her Note-Book, Third month 4, 1864.
them, I am remembered and held in religious fellowship. I should feel it a privilege to have a visit from
a minister or other Friend, who should feel drawn to For Friends' Intelligencer. this isolated locality.
W. C. K.
We are still Friends, rarely attending the meetings
of other denominations in any capacity. They try
hard to get us to work with them, but their ways and Not wide halls, where acres fair
forms have but little attraction for us. We enjoy the Circle woodland, vale, and lea; Honor, fame, or stocks and bonds,
First-day rest and quiet with our books, periodicals, and All are little worth to me.
letters, the two latter usually received at the post-office
We think it a grand move in the right direction
for the Yearly as well as the Monthly Meeting to keep Still it yieldeth more and more.
up a correspondence with its distant members, not only From the fount whence fullness is
for the good of members, but for the Society. Are my treasures manifold :
Argusville, N. Dak.
S. M. E.
There are very few members of our Society in this
State, not enough in any one locality to organize a Fain would scatter as I go,
ineeting. Much of my sụccess in life I attribute to When in Heaven I reach the source
my early training under the correct principles promulI the real worth will know. M. ALICE BROWN. gated by our Society and so earnestly advocated by
Words cannot express the gratitude I feel in read-
Many years have passed since I have seen any of my that “attendant privilege of frequent mingling with family, much less had the pleasure of sitting among kindred minds," spoken of in the letter and by my my kind in our quiet meetings, waiting for spiritual parents, who once had this privilege, but now like food; but the careful motherly teachings of youth myself are isolated from it. (though at the time the seeds were sown they came I feel proud of this birthright inheritance, and I near to being choked by the rebellious character of hope some day to come into closer communion with the ground) have since seen the light, and are now the Friends' meetings. My mother has often spoken bearing fruit. Each year my faith in our simple tenets of the devoted interest of Friend for Friend, and I grows stronger, and our lives here are as conscien- | have felt this to some extent through her. tiously lived as though surrounded by early associa- I suppose it is because of being isolated from my tions. Indeed, I feel that any one who has ever own meeting that I have not been a regular attendant obtained a thoroughly grounded Quaker education, of any one meeting, always going where I could listen will realize more fully, as age advances, the truth to the most able discourse, having attended the Conbeauty, and simplicity of our faith.
gregational church more than any other. Of all I know in this great land, none but myself I should certainly “feel it a privilege and favor to
be visited by ministering Friends, and to have such the lot, probably modern, and the interior seems to Friends appoint meetings in the neighborhood.” There be taken care of. A large tropical tree stands in it. is a great deal of room here “to extend the lines of A person is living in Barbadoes who remembers the Christian thought, purity of action, and holy life ; and ground in old times when gravestones were to be seen to further spread the Christian principles of righteous- there. There is a small square house on one corner ness and peace to the honor and glory of God." of the ground which it is supposed was originally a Dundee, Mich.
J. B. P.
tomb. A member of the Gibson family altered it into
a kind of shop, for which purpose it is now used. Pil-. The FRIENDS' INTELLIGENCER is received by most of | grim Burial Ground is immediately in front of the our members, and oftentimes passed on from one to
Government House near Bridgetown, but the site another, and we think exerts a very good influence. bears no marks of having ever been a cemetery.
We do not know of any copies of Scattered Seeds The Burial Ground at Speightstown has been acbeing received. We also have a small library at our quired by the parish of St. Peter, and is now included meeting, and would be very thankful if any one has
in the enclosure of the St. Peter's church-yard. There books that they would like to send us. Some friends
were formerly many tombs and gravestones in it, but in Chicago have sent books at different times to add
as enclosed it cannot be told which belonged to to the collection. I do not think that. Friends that
Friends. It appears to have remained neglected for have always lived among Friendly people know what
a long time, and only in recent times passed into the it is to live in a country where so many people do not
care of the Episcopalians, who removed the wall that even know that there is a Society called Friends.
separated it from the cemetery of this parish. San Francisco, Cal.
A. W. S.
The ancient cemetery close to St. Philip's church
yard, and which probably originated nearly two cenWhile I am denied the privilege of worshiping
turies ago, is still preserved in good condition and with Friends, I know that God is ever present with
known as the Quakers' Burial Ground. It is surme, and has duties for me to perform to advance his
rounded by the humble habitations of the negroes, and cause and help upbuild his kingdom. Though not
seems to be kept in a reasonably fair condition. It is able to attend the meetings of our Society, I always
not in special charge of any one, but is looked after attend religious worship with the Methodists of this
by the Episcopalians. It is an enclosure about twenplace, as they are the only denomination that has an
ty-four feet square, surrounded by a stone wall about organization here. I teach in their Sabbath school
seven feet high, with an iron gate at the entrance. and take an active part in the work of the Chistian
Entering this gate there is a descent by some five or Endeavor. I hold my membership in the Society of
six stone steps to a yard excavated in the coral rock Friends very dear, and earnestly strive to lead a life that is a credit and honor to it. May God bless and
in the shape of the letter T, which is several feet beprosper our Society, is my earnest prayer !
low the surface of the outside ground. Around this Utica, Kansas.
yard and opening from it there are nine tombs hewn in the rock, the openings to which are arched and
closed with stone slabs. One of these immediately opRELICS OF FRIENDS IN BARBADOES.
posite the steps has over it the inscription R. W., George Vaux, of Philadelphia, recently published in The Friend, which undoubtedly represents Ralph Weeks. Another a historical paper on
"The Decline of Friends in Barbadoes." supplementary article, published in the issue of Seventh month 30, he
tomb to the right of this has inscribed over it the letadds as below.
ter G. This may have belonged to the Gibson famSINCE the [former article was written, a friend of the ily. The slabs closing two of the tombs are partly writer has visited Barbadoes and collected such facts broken away, leaving openings through which leaden in relation to Friends as were accessible. The informa- coffins can be seen. tion is scanty, but the little obtained possesses suffi- When the first Moravians arrived in the island in cient interest to be preserved in an addendum.
1687, their missionaries were entertained by the JaekThere seems to be no reasonable doubt that the man family, who were Friends. They lived on a planrecords of Friends have perished, and it is supposed tation still known as Jackmans', though the family is that they were destroyed in the great hurricane of extinct. The first Moravian meetings were held at 1832.
the Jackman house. The Moravians are now a numerThe descendants of Friends seem to have entirely ous body in the island. disappeared from the island. Only one or two could
GEORGE VAUX. be heard of and they were of other persuasions.
The view heretofore expressed that the property This truth comes to us more and more the longer of Friends was appropriated by others, mainly by those that we live, that on what field or in what uniform or who were descendants, is fully confirmed.
with what aims we do our duty matters very little, or The burial-ground and meeting-house site in even what our duty is, great or small, splendid or Bridgetown is now in the hands of the Wesleyans. obscure. Only to find our duty certainly and someIt was sold to them by the Gibson family, who were where, somehow do it faithfully, makes us good, among the last descendants of Friends. The Wes- strong, happy, and useful men, and tunes our lives leyans have some buildings on the site used as a mis- into some feeble echo of the life of God.-Phillips şion. There is a stone wall and iron railing around Brooks,
W. E. GLADSTONE ON WAR.
TO THE LADIES, ON PEACE. (Continued from last week.)
When I look at the inscription which faces me on
yonder gallery, I see the words “ Peace, Retrenchment In regard to this great Eastern Question, I am one of
and Reform." All these words, ladies, are connected those who have objected to the vote of six millions.
with the promotion of human happiness in what some I object to it because it is an unnecessary charge on would call the desert of this world, and the political the country. I object to it because it is waste, and
world would be an arid desert indeed if we could not worse than waste. I object to it because it is an at
hope that our labors would tend to increase human tempt to mix up military preparations with peaceful happiness, to diminish the sin, the sorrow of the world, negotiation. One subject which it is the fashion to
to do something to reduce its grievous and overwhelmabuse is that the late Government paid three millions
ing misery, to alleviate a little the burden of life for to the American Republic on account of the damages
some, and to take out of the way of struggling exceldone by the Alabama and other privateers. ' I do
lence those impediments at least which the folly or the not say that I am glad we paid the money, but I say
greater offence of man has offered as obstacles to its we are entitled to the credit of endeavoring in a very
progress. These are the hopes that cheer, and ought to practical case to bring to bear peaceful methods in the
cheer, the human heart amidst the labors and the settlement of international questions, instead of a
struggle of political life. But of the three words, resort to violence, which is, after all, a cruel and
“Peace, Retrenchment and Reform," the one word barbarous system. In regard to that payment I may upon which I would say a few more special words to remark, also, that the charge of three millions was
you on this occasion is the word “ Peace." paid out of the surplus revenue of the year, and that we
Is this, ladies, a time of Peace ? Cast your eyes were enabled to apply a large sum in the same year to
abroad over the world, think what has taken place in the reduction of the National Debt. Our endeavor to
the last three or four years.
Think of the events narrow the range of questions to be settled by the
which have flooded many a hill, many a plain, with sword, and to exclude the sword as far as we could
blood, and think with regret and pain of the share from the settlement of international difficulties, was a
which you, not individually, but which your country step onwards towards civilization ; but what is this?
collectively, has had in that grievous apparition. It is exactly the reverse. It is a step backwards from
If we cast our eyes to South Africa, we behold civilization. It is setting an example to the people of
the nation which we term savages have, in defence of Christendom which has never, to my knowledge, been their own land, offered their naked bodies to the terriset before-that when they go into a peaceful Congress bly improved artillery and arms of modern military to discuss matters round a table, they are to prepare science, and have been mowed down by hundreds and for it by putting every dockyard and every arsenal | by thousands, having committed no offence, but havinto a state of preparation for war. That is the
ing with a rude, ignorant courage done—and done principle which is involved in this vote—whether it is
faithfully and bravely—what were for them the duties intended for war I do not ask now—and that is the
of patriotism. Go from South Africa to the regions of principle to which I am inflexibly oppored. --Speech Central Asia, go to the lofty hills of Afghanistan as at a Deputation, March 23, 1878.
they were last winter, and what do we there see? I
fear a yet sadder sight than was seen in the land of the I own I am able to understand what sufficient Zulu. It is true that with respect to the operations of reason there is why the meeting of this Congress, the war in Afghanistan you have seen none but official which is the one thing necessary to effect the accounts, or hardly any but official accounts, and many pacification of Europe, should be further delayed. It of the facts belonging to that war have not been is necessary for the pacification of Europe—I might brought under the general notice of the British public. say it is necessary for the prosperity of England. All I know that it is necessary and wise in certain cirthese doubts and uncertainties are weighing like an cumstances to restrain what might be the injudicious incubus upon the prosperity and enterprise of this and exaggerated, and therefore the dangerous, comcountry. For that reason, but also for higher reasons, munications that might proceed from irresponsible I do hope that no mere matter of diplomatic etiquette, persons ; but at the same time I deeply regret that we no mere matter of national or ministerial vanity, no have not been more fully informed as to the proceed-desire to obtain a diplomatic victory where no other ings of the war in Afghanistan. What we know is victory has been obtained, will be allowed either to this, that our gallant troops have been called on to prevent or to interrupt a meeting of the Powers of ascend an elevation of many thousand feet, and to Europe in the Councils of Europe. I am not pre- operate amidst the snows of winter. We know that judging these questions—certainly I am not prejudg- | that was done, not in the territory of Afghanistan ing them in the interests of a particular Power. But proper, but in those border lands inhabited by hilllook at them as you like, look at them with tribes who enjoyed more or less a political indepenmagnifying glass if you will, what is there in them to dence, and did not own a clear allegiance to the justify war ? And I say that to rush into war without | Afghan ruler. a sufficient and justifiable cause is to commit a crime You have seen during the last winter from time to than which there is no greater in the face of Almighty time that, from such-and-such a village, attacks have God and of His suffering creatures.-Ibid.
been made upon the British force, and that in conse