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the 5th.

Friends' Intelligencer and Journal.

MARRIAGES.

JONES-BALLINGER.–At the residence of the bride's EDITORS:

parents, Lumberton, N. J., Ninth month 28, 1898, Barclay HOWARD M. JENKINS. LYDIA H. HALL. RACHEL W. HILLBORN.

Henry Jones, son of Barclay and Mary H. Jones, of Phila

delphia, and Elizabeth Stokes Ballinger, daughter of W. PHILADELPHIA, TENTH MONTH 8, 1898.

Henry and Sarah M. Ballinger.

PUSEY-BYE.-At the residence of the bride's parents, THE CZAR'S PROPOSAL.

Ninth month 27, 1898, under the care of the Monthly Meeting

of Friends of Philadelphia, Walter Carroll Pusey, of PhiladelWe observe that in England many favorable responses phia, son of Joshua and the late Rebecca K. Pusey, of to the Czar's manifesto are being framed. An address

Middletown, Delaware county, Pa., and Edith Lewis, daughter

of Pusey Passmore and Caroline Speakman Bye, of Primos, to the Czar, signed by over ninety members of Par- Delaware county, Pa. liament, was prepared within a few days, in charge of the Council of the International Arbitration League.

DEATHS. Meetings have been held in different towns and cities,

ACUFF.--At Gwynedd, Pa., Tenth month 2, 1898, Jacob

Acuff, in his 82d year. speeches made, and resolutions adopted, approving

Interment at Gwynedd Friends' ground, Fourth-day, the disarmament plan. Friends' meetings have adopted minutes asking the English Government to

BRIGGS.- Very suddenly, at the residence of Richard

Clayton (her boarding home), in Yardley, Bucks county, Pa., "do all in its power to promote the success of such on the evening of Ninth month 25, 1898, Susan Y. Briggs, in a timely and wise proposal.”

the 88th year of her age ; a member of Makefield Monthly

Meeting In this country we note that Washington Gladden,

Interment at Makefield Friends' ground on the 28th. minister of one of the Congregational churches of She is survived by one sister, Sarah B. Trego, of Kansas, now

about 90 years of age, who is also a member of Makefield Columbus, Ohio, reports similar favorable action in

Monthly Meeting. his church, and in a published letter he earnestly CHANDLEE.-Departed this life in Monterey, Mexico, recommends like action by the churches generally.

in Fifth month, 1898, Richard T. Chandlee, in the 43d year

of his age, son of the late Edwin and Cassandra T. Chandlee, International responses have been made in all of Baltimore, Maryland. quarters, and it does not appear that any government, CHILD.-In Philadelphia, Tenth month 1, 1898, Anna

Martin, widow of Thomas Teese Child ; a member of the army-ridden as so many of them are, has ventured to

Monthly Meeting held at Green Street, Philadelphia. disapprove, or even discourage. the Czar's proposal.

HOWLAND.--At the residence of her daughter, in Very probably some of them hope to weaken the Rochester, N. Y., Ninth month 5, 1898, Hannah D. How

land, widow of the late Joseph M. Howland, aged 91 years force of the Conference, when it shall be held, or to

and 3 months; for many years an elder of Farmington Exget some special advantage from it, but the move- ecutive Meeting, ment is naturally and essentially so strong that open

Interment at Macedon Center, N. Y.

VALE. --At College View Sanitarium, Nebraska, Sixth dissent cannot now be made. A dispatch from Berlin

month 16, 1898, Nathan C. Vale, of Webber, Kansas, hussays "the Czar's proposal for a disarmament Congress band of Martha C. Vale, aged 50 years, 4 months, 27 days.

Interment at Clear Creek, Ill. is quietly but slowly making headway," and adds :

Through much suffering, without a murmur, he passed "All the Powers, including France, have now accepted from us, loving and beloved, to a peaceful, beautiful Beyond. the invitation, but with limitations. Italy's reply, which has

ZAVITZ.-Ninth month 1, 1898, Anna S. Zavitz, the bebeen published, indicates clearly what will be the basis of the

loved wife of George 0. Zavitz, and devoted mother of Mary conference. Ulterior questions, especially all matters regard- E. Bycraft. ing territorial arrangements, such as Alsace-Lorraine, Egypt, She was in her 62d year, and for the past forty years and the Pope's temporal powers, will be strictly tabooed. The

a steady attender of Lobo Monthly Meeting. M. E. B. discussions will be confined to the social and economic aspects of the question." Even if the discussions be restricted, as suggested, “ Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.''

This purity of character was exemplified in a remarkable 'to the social and economic aspects of the question,"

manner in the life of Thomas Garrigues. He was a birththey cannot fail to be of great value. It is an im- right member of the Society of Friends, and during his long

life a consistent member of Darby Monthly Meeting. mense gain to mankind to have a pause in the arming

In early life his mind indicated uncommon natural ability, of nations, and a calm discussion of the wounds in

he was possessed of a retentive memory, and received a good flicted upon society by those worst anarchists of all,

education (for that age) at Samuel Smith's boarding-school,

in Wilmington, Delaware. He was social in disposition, was the promoters of continual war.

a diligent reader, had a well stored mind, and was interesting

and instructive in conversation. Being well versed in the In the INTELLIGENCER, last week, there were given, under history of Friends, their discipline and methods were familiar

to him, and his counsel was sought in perplexing questions the heading of Deaths, notices of the decease of fourteen

which sometimes arose in the Society in years past. A persons. In two cases the age was not given, but the other

natural impulsiveness, coupled with extreme candor and twelve showed a remarkable uniformity of advanced years. honesty, sometimes led him into expressions which were misThe youngest was 64 years, and the oldest 92. Seven were

understood ; but beneath all these was a vein of tenderness past eighty, and the average of the twelve was eighty years

known only to the few who dwelt nearest his life. His heart

was drawn out toward the poor and suffering, and his hand and nearly one month.

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sideration. Much expression was called forth, being he recognized all mankind his brethren.

in favor of retaining our present lesson leaves, and His parents, Edward and Susanna Lightfoot Garrigues, were highly respected Friends, and much esteemed for their using our own subjects. usefulness both in the Society and in public philanthropic

Friends from the other meetings composing our labor. His mother died when her boy was eleven years old, quarterly meeting were also in attendance. and his father felt an increased responsibility on account of

At our First-day morning meeting for worship, his son's education and training, which were engaged in with

“What conunremitting care. The heavy responsibility felt by the father John J. Cornell spoke on the subject, led to place on the son a heavy burden, a form of dress the

stitutes Salvation ?" He spoke earnestly and at some virtue of which he could not understand, as it made him a length, giving his deep convictions of the true salvamark for ridicule which greatly troubled his sensitive nature. tion; clearly showing that there must be individual This feeling was not overcome for some years, and he often

effort in searching for the truth; that the mind must spoke of it as an unhappy experience.

become sensitive to, and controlled by impressions At an early age the care of the family and farm devolved upon him,-all the duties connected therewith, were conscien

from the All-wise. Nathan Moore spoke briefly on tiously fulfilled, and he diligently attended all his meetings. the same subject. He was a thoroughly domestic man, retiring and diffident,

On First-day afternoon a lecture on “Alcohol not and it was not until near middle life that he would consent to occupy positions in the Church for which he was eminently

necessary as a remedial Agency," was delivered by qualified. He was an efficient Clerk of the Monthly Meeting John J. Cornell. for sixteen years, and held the same position in the Quarterly These meetings were well attended and much Meeting for fifteen years with ability, and to the satisfaction interest manifested. of Friends. While holding this office he transcribed the

On Second-day the usual business of the quarminutes of the Quarterly Meeting from the time of its establishment up to about 1813.

terly meeting was transacted with much interest and For many years he served as overseer. In 1889 he was

harmony. The presence and advice of our visiting reported by a large committee to the position of elder; this Friends was an inspiration to us, and we returned to office he held for seven years, when on account of physical our several homes feeling stronger and better for havinfirmity he offered his resignation, and with the regret of his

B. K. C. friends the request was granted. He took a pronounced ing been able thus to assemble. interest in the First-day School, and watched with deep concern the literature and instruction furnished; he enjoyed

MEETINGS AT CAPE MAY AND OCEAN CITY. meeting with the children, and mingling with the young peo

On First-day morning, the 18th of Ninth month, ple, to whom his heart was always warm. Now, that he has passed on to the higher life, we can more

eight Friends appointed from the Visiting Committee clearly understand and appreciate him. We miss him in our of Salem Quarterly Meeting took their way seaward meetings, and value more highly his worthy character, sim- on the train to Ocean View Station, N. J. It was plicity of manner, plain address, and the dignity of his bright, cloudless day, and several Friends besides deportment.

those appointed joined our company.

The meetingAfter a gentle decline of physical strength for some months, he was seized with severe illness, lasting one week,

house was well filled with an attentive audience, who when he passed quietly away on the morning of the 31st of seemed interested in the subjects presented to them by the Fifth month, 1898, aged 82 years.

J. P. David B. Bullock and Joseph B. Livezey. Dinner

was provided, as usual, at the house of Eliza Smith,

opposite, and we felt to commend the neat appearNEWS OF FRIENDS.

ance of the meeting property, showing the good care CENTRE QUARTERLY MEETING.

it receives at the hands of her son Wilbur. To those not privileged to attend the different sessions Soon after dinner three of the committee were of Centre Quarterly Meeting held at Centre, Pa., on obliged to leave and return home, but there yet the 3d, 4th, and 5th of Ninth month, we wish to send remained eleven Friends to proceed on to Ocean City, word of our very enjoyable and profitable season. a distance of fourteen miles. The sun-set, as we

On Seventh-day, the 3d, the Quarterly First-day crossed the meadows, was very beautiful, like a ball School Association convened, at 10 o'clock, a. m. of fire in the level horizon. Arriving at Ocean City, After the usual business of reading of reports, etc., we were again met with cordial greetings, and at the an interesting program of literary exercises followed, hour appointed, 7.30 p. m., a goodly number of in which mostly the young people engaged. Many Friends and others gathered in the “Young People's beautiful ideas were presented in their selections and Temple." An aged Friend was instant in season with recitations, which if remembered and acted upon, will a few well chosen remarks, after which a “ silence form blocks upon which to build. The question, “How deeper than all speech” spread like a mantel over the to interest the little ones," was discussed by the primary assembly. Joseph B. Livezey arose and was truly teachers of the different schools, and others.

favored in testimony and exhortation, whereby we Our friends John J. Cornell and wife, of Baltimore, were brought close together and very near to the were very acceptably with us, also Esther J. Fox, an Heavenly Father. We thought as we listened that elder, and her daughter Mary, of Short Creek Ohio, his spiritual service had not been exhausted in the Warner Underwood, wife, and two sons, of Woodbury, morning meeting but rather that he had kept the new N. J., and Rachel A. Hicklin, of Philadelphia.

wine until the last of the feast. Our friend John J. Cornell spoke concerning the After the meeting closed it was an agreeable suruse of International subjects for our Lesson Leaves prise to meet Friends in attendance from Philadelphia which had been discussed at the late conference. He and Camden, who are sojourning in this pleasant City laid the matter before the meeting for its earnest con- by the sea, a city whose good natural advantages,

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excellent local government, and pure artisian water they entered the service, and with all their noble powers make it a desirable summer home for many people.

intact. E. W. P.

Signed by direction of said Union, at Richmond, Indiana, Clarksboro, N.J.

Eighth month 25, 1898.

JOHN WILLIAM HUTCHINSON, President. Dr. O. Edward Janney and wife, of Baltimore,

FLORENCE CONRAD GRISCOM, Secretary. came to Woodstown on. Seventh-day, the ist instant, and attended the Young Friends' Association in the

EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, evening, the First-day school and meeting on First

September 28, 1898.

MY DEAR SIR : Your communication of the 27th instant, day morning, and a temperance meeting in the after

enclosing a Memorial addressed to the President by the In each of these meetings our friend, O. E.

Friends' Union for Philanthropic Labor, has been received, J., was favored to give forth the Gospel message, that and the contents carefully noted. will be long remembered, and we trust bring forth In accordance with the instructions of the President copies fruit in due season. When we consider the busy life

of this Memorial have been brought to the attention of the of our friend, in his profession, we feel very grateful Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy.

Thanking you in the President's behalf for your kindly to him for the effort made to accomplish this visit.

expression of esteem and good will, believe me,

Very truly yours,

J. A. PORTER, Secretary to the President. A Friends' meeting was held, by appointment, at Elmer, N. J., on the afternoon of First-day, the 25th THE DOUKHOBORTSI MOVEMENT. ultimo. It was under the care of a few Friends, set LETTERS to the INTELLIGENCER from Friends in England, apart by the circular meeting committee; appointed

connected with the Doukhobortsi efforts, have been received of by Salem Quarter, consisting of John Bishop, Rachel date 23d and 24th ult.

Eliza Pickard writes : " It does seem doubtful whether it M. Lippincott, Henry Lippincott, Job S. Haines, Ellen

will be possible for all these people to emigrate to America, B. Haines, Mary E. Borton, and Joel Borton. There

this year, which they are very desirous of doing, not only bewas a good attendance, and much interest manifest. cause their situation is very difficult where they are, but also Some of our young Friends went with us; one of them because after the ist of January, new recruits are liable to be

called for military service, so that the trouble for some of them took part in the meeting. We have a few Friends

will begin over again. We shall do our utmost, therefore, to located there, and the feeling was expressed by some

get them out of Russia, if only to some near temporary shelter. of them that they would like to have a regular meeting We are now trying to arrange to send 2,000 to Canada before established. Elmer is a thrifty place of about 1,300 the frosts begin. A French steamship company has offered to inhabitants, located on the West Jersey and Sea

take that number for a little over £4 per head (not including Shore railroad, eight miles from Woodstown. As provisions), direct from Batoum to Quebec or Montreal. One

of the ships has been examined by an expert, and is profar as my recollection extends this was the first Friends'

nounced good. The same company would send another ship meeting ever held at that place.

J. B. load in a few weeks after the first, if that should prove

possible.” The Circular meeting held at Birmingham, (Pa.), half of these poor people have been most creditable, has ap

Count Tolstoi, the Russian author, whose exertions in beon First-day, the ad inst., was largely attended, and propriated some of his earlier literary work, which is to be was felt to be a favored opportunity. Testimony was published for the benefit of the removal fund. offered by Lydia H. Price, Joseph Powell, Ezra Fell, Another farm, Pergamo, located between the sea-port, Lewis Palmer, and Enoch S. Hannum, following immigrants. It cost £380. All the Doukhobors have been

Larnaca, and Farnagasta, has been purchased for the Cyprus which Phebe Griffith appeared in supplication.

removed from Larnaca.

A series of small pamphlets, " News of the Doukhobortsi,''

is edited by Vladimir Tchertkoff, at Purleigh, Essex, England, THE ARMY “ CANTEENS."

and sent out. No. 5, dated on the 8th of last month; conIn response to a communication from Benjaminville tains much interesting detail, from which we must make ex

tracts later. This issue is devoted, V. Tchertkoff says, espeMonthly Meeting, Illinois, the Philanthropic Union

cially to matter which has accumulated in reference to ". 'the Conference, at Richmond, directed a letter to be sent

inner spiritual life, and the consequent life testimony of these the President, on the subject of army “canteens."

canteens." followers of the Truth.'' Some information as to their outThe letter was prepared and forwarded, and it and

ward affairs is also given. the answer received are given below :

PROFESSOR J. W. Johnson, recently president of the UniTo the President of ihe United States :

DEAR FRIEND: Feeling assured of thy sympathy, and of versity of Oregon, whose death is announced, did not know thy honest purpose to discharge thy high and responsible managed to prepare himself for college, and worked his way

the alphabet when he was ten years old, but by great exertions duties in such a way as shall best promote the happiness of its people, and sympathizing with thee in thy arduous labors,

through Yale. He was graduated fifth in a class of one Friends' Union for Philanthropic Labor, --in Conference as

hundred. Among his classmates were Chief Justice Judd, of sembled at Richmond, Indiana, and representing seven

Hawaii, Henry Holt, the New York publisher, and W. H. H. yearly meetings of Friends in more than ten States,-comes

Murray, of Boston, the well-known minister and author. in simplicity to express the hope and earnest desire that every With some rare exceptions, the presidents of the colleges possible effort may be made, in the exercise of thy authority and are opposed to adventurous colonial expansion. President influence, to avoid supplying, and permitting to be supplied, Charles F. Thwing, of the Western Reserve University, tells drink to those in the Military and Naval Service of the United the New York World that “the history of the colonial posStates, in camp or elsewhere.

sessions of most nations is a history of corruption, weakness, We greatly desire that when, happily, they may be per- and failure.'' Our relations to the Indian and negro give mitted to return to their homes and civil duties, they may be little assurance, he thinks, of our wisdom in governing a no less free from the bonds of dangerous habits than when subject race.

Conferences, Associations, Etc.

Educational Department.

comment.

TRENTON, N. J.--After the usual summer interval, a regular

CONFERENCE AT FIFTEENTH AND RACE STREETS. meeting of the Trenton Friends' Association was held in the lecture-room of the meeting-house Ninth month 26, with the

The first of the series of Educational Conferences in charge President, A. Crozer Reeves, in the chair.

of the Yearly Meeting's Committee, at 15th and Race streets, The usual routine of business was transacted, after which

Philadelphia, was held on the ist instant, at 2 p. m. There Sara C. Reeves opened the literary program by reading a

was a good attendance. Lewis V. Smedley, clerk of the sketch of the life of James Naylor. His was an emotional character; born about 1616, he was variously under the

committee, presided. different religious influences of the times—being first a Pres- Dr. J. B. DeMotte, of Bryn Mawr, Pa., well known as a byterian, then an Independent, and in 1651 was led by George lecturer, and student of sociology, spoke for about an hour. Fox to become a Quaker. Mary W. F. Moon then gave an His announced topic was " Brains and Thinking ; the outline of the proceedings of the Richmond Conference, and the remainder of the evening was spent in discussing that

substance of his address was a statement, in scientific terms interesting occasion.

of the influence of thought physiologically, and its consequent R. Barclay Spicer's valuable and well-written paper was significance in morals. Referring to the laboratory investigaread before the Association, and brought forth favorable

tions of psycho-physiologists, particularly Dr. Hodge, he said

it was demonstrated that the brain-cells diminish_"shrivel" Dr. Laura H. Satterthwaite paid a fitting tribute to one of our members, Anna Matlack, recently deceased.

-during processes of thought, and are renewed by the flow After the customary silence the meeting adjourned.

of the blood, but each thought leaves its memory residuum. L. C. W. It results, therefore, that repetition of thought along any

line effects a modification of the brain-cell structure. DevelWoodstown, N. J.—The Young Friends' Association of

oping this, it follows that persistency in any course of action, Woodstown held their regular meeting Tenth month 1, in Friends' meeting-house, after having had a vacation of three

the result of thought, tends to a permanency of brain influmonths. Most of their members were present, besides a ence in that direction. Repetition of right action builds up number of interested friends.

brain-cells of that character; and, of course, wrong actions The different committees presented full reports of their do the reverse. work during the past year, showing that there had been considerable accomplished.

Dr. DeMotte related many personal observations and The nominating committee brought forward names of

anecdotes, some of them quite intimate disclosures of the persons to serve as officers for the coming year. The Execu

experiences of life.

One of a very effective sort was a little tive Committee made their announcement for the next

story illustrating his proposition that it is Formation which is meeting.

needed, and that mere Reformation should not be trusted to. Dr. O. Edward Janney, of Baltimore, was then introduced and spoke to the meeting very acceptably on the subject of

A little boy, in northern Michigan, living near a bay, had Loyalty. He said many societies have their mottoes, and

been forbidden by his mother to go there to swim, but went loyalty to the truth as held by Friends, might be a motto for notwithstanding. On his return his mother taxed him with Friends Associations. He spoke of the history of Friends for

the breach of discipline, and told him he must be severely the first twenty-five years and called it the heroic period.

punished. He asked, “How do you know I went to the bay?" During that time George Fox and William Penn lived, carrying the truth as they saw it, being willing, if necessary, to

“I saw you, from the window, going there.” “O, mamma!" sacrifice their lives. What are we doing for our Society ?

said the little fellow, “why didn't you tap on the windowIt has come down to us, as a beautiful inheritance, and as a

pane, right then, and stop me ?"

The address impressed the reporter as suggestive rather duty to our forefathers, from whom we received this legacy, we should see to it that we do not stand still.

than conclusive; as serving to indicate ethical and socio

At present there is a movement among the young people, in the First.

logical effort rather than the establishment of physiological or day schools, Conferences, Associations, etc. He closed by psychological conclusions. Dr. DeMotte expressed disavowed saying, we owe loyalty to the Society because we wish to be

“materialistic” views; he explained that back of the thought

movement which affects the brain-cell there must be a power loyal Friends.

that is undiscoverable by laboratory investigation. He took Remarks followed by Joel Borton and others. Helen G. Borton recited a poem, How shall true happiness be found ?"

an unfavorable view of present methods of dealing with vice

and crime, and believed that criminals increased faster than Joel Borton appeared in prayer, and after a brief silence the meeting adjourned.

E. L. D., Sec.

the ability of society to deal with them.

A number of questions were asked the speaker, and later several of those present discussed the subjects,-among them

Dr. S. T. R. Eavenson, J. Henry Bartlett, Joseph S. Walton, The busying one's self with theories about im

Thomas Walter, Jacob F. Byrnes, Albert W. Smith and mortality is something for aristocrats, and especially others. One Friend said that whether you dealt with the subfor fine ladies who have nothing to do. But a capa ject physiologically, in the terminology of science, as a buildble person who intends to be of some real importance ing of brain-cells, an accumulation of right memory-residua, while he is here, and who, accordingly has to strive

or as the perseverance in a correct habit of action, it came to

the same thing, and supported what had always been the rule and struggle and work daily, allows the futnre world

of the Friends—to avoid the wrong, to form right character to take care of itself, and is active and useful in this by a “guarded” and restrained system of life. This had world.—Goethe.

not been popular with mankind, yet by the demonstration of Dr. DeMotte, it was the only safe and appropriate rule. The

Friends had always sought, through temperance, moderation, It is the estimate that a man places upon conduct restraint of action, to form,” as the speaker urged, rather which determines his rank in religion. Once the- than leave evils spring up to be reformed. ology could dictate to ethics, but to-day ethics passes

In reply to a question, Dr. DeMotte said he did not sentence on theology. Conscience is king of the

entirely condemn corporal punishment; he did not recom

mend it, but he would not pass a law forbidding it. creeds. The true life is the highest expression of the

The lecture was listened to with much interest, and was an true worship.—John C. Learned.

encouraging beginning to the season's Conference work.

SWARTHMORE COLLEGE NOTES.

LITERARY NOTES. One of the most serviceable improvements recently made in

CALIFORNIA REVISITED" is the title of a book just issued connection with the College buildings, is the new heating by our friend Thaddeus S. Kenderdine, of Newtown, Pa. It arrangement.

describes his observations made last year in a trip to the When the Preparatory Department was abolished and the

Pacific Coast, and presents interesting comparisons with the work all became Collegiate, it was found that the apparatus conditions which he found in 1858, when he made an overfor the distribution of the heat in the wings of the main build

land trip across from the Missouri river to California, with an ing were inadequate to the work of heating the study rooms,

ox-team. (The Pacific Railroad—the first line—was not as it had been designed for heating sleeping rooms only. This

then begun, and it was not completed until 1869.) The work it did well, for a number of years, but in order that all the rooms in the west and east wings might be made entirely journey of 1858 occupied six months, and was accompanied comfortable for study rooms, the old distribution plant has this

by many hardships ; now trains run comfortably through in

six days or less. summer been superseded by the introduction of the fan system for heating and ventilating,

The author is a careful and acute observer, and his In both the north-west and north-east corners of the wings

descriptions are animated and entertaining. He devotes con

siderable attention to the old Spanish missions,” the separate heating plants have been installed, designed to properly heat and ventilate the west and east wings respec

beginning of white civilization on the Pacific Coast, and these

and many other objects and scenes of interest are illustrated. tively. These plants consist of two separate discventilating fans, combined with engine and base, the fans being fastened

(Pp. 310. $2., post-paid. Address the Author, Newtown, Pa.) directly upon the shaft of a high speed engine of the upright type, with a 6 by 6 stroke. They are 72 inches in diameter,

In McClure's Magazine, this month, besides war articles

there are a number of notable contributions. E. A. Fitzand can be run from 250 to 400 revolutions per minute. Directly in front of the fans are located seven heating coils of

Gerald describes the first ascent ever made to the summit of pipes, one inch in diameter, each heater containing about

the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere, Aconcagua 1,200 feet of pipe, so arranged that they can be used separ

La feat recently achieved by a party organized and led by ately or all at the same time, as occasion may demand.

the writer himself. The Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, From these heaters to the various heat flues run large gal- F. A. Vanderlip, writes of " The Cost of the War," thinking vanized iron pipes, connecting with every room, and con

that the appropriations made by Congress, $368,000,000, will trolled by suitable dampers.. The cold air is introduced into

pay the bill —not counting, of course, pensions, claims' of the plant directly from the outside, and forced by the fan

different sorts, and the enormous consequential” expenses

into which the nation will be drawn as a result of the war. over the heating pipes, and thence to the rooms to be heated. Tests of the plant prove that it is complete, and point to its

J. E. Brady relates some picturesque and thrilling adventures

of his own successful operation. The fans have each a capacity of

a young telegraph operator and train-de7,500 cubic feet per minute, so the question of heating the spatcher. William Allen White in an article, “ An Appreciacollege wings with warm pure air is only one of speeding the

tion of the West," writes of the great exposition at Omaha. fan. The steam boilers remain where they have always been located, in the boiler-house at the rear of the college buildings . At the Indian School, Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kanand have not been altered, steam being conducted to the sas, a neat little newspaper, The Indian Leader, is published heaters and engines, through underground brick tunnels. semi-monthly, at 15 cents a year.

Haskell is one of the The fans, engines, and heaters were made by the American most important and successful of schools for the Indians, its Blower Company, of Detroit, and were installed by Robert work being on lines similar to Carlisle and Hampton. Scott & Co. of Philadelphia.

Dr. William I. Hull has recovered from his recent illness, In Harper's Magazine, John G. Carlisle, former Secretary and has returned to college to resume his work in Economics, of the Treasury, writes earnestly on “Our Future Policy.' Social Science, and History. He is assisted in this work by He points out the strong objections there are too colonial Alice H. Titus, '90, who conducts the Freshman history expansion.". A very interesting article-painfully interesting , classes.

indeed in the same number, is by Dr. Sven Hedin, on his Mme. Nicolaë, assistant in the Department of French, has recent explorations in Asia, entitled “On the Roof of the arrived at Swarthmore, and is instructing the classes in

World.” Next to Nansen's expedition to the Pole, Dr. French conversation. The foreign correspondence system, Hedin's journey is the most remarkable feat of exploraso successfully introduced last year under this department, is tion of recent times. In the present article he describes still being carried on.

mountaineering adventures on Muz-Tagh-Ata, “the father of The Senior Class this year numbers twenty-seven members. all ice-mountains," and the perishing of an expedition in the The Freshman Class is the largest for several years.

desert of Takla-Makan. The article is illustrated from the author's photographs, and from drawings after his sketches.

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SWARTHMORE PREPARATORY SCHOOL.Arthur H. Tom- ". The Movement of Municipal Reform is earnestly dislinson, Principal, sends out a circular announcing the change cussed by Clinton Rogers Woodruff

, of Philadelphia, Secretary of the name of his school from Swarthmore Grammar School of the National Municipal League, in the current number of to Swarthmore Preparatory School. Various considerations, the North American Review. He declares that it is an enmainly those of less liability to misunderstanding, influenced couraging sign of the times to find, in all sections of our land, the change.

good citizenship leagues and good government clubs, working The school now occupies its new buildings. It has made to inculcate a profounder and a more correct view of true the greatest increase of any one year in numbers.

There are

civic patriotism that will be intolerant of any variation from twenty-four more scholars enrolled (Tenth month 3) than at the highest standards of municipal righteousness and efficiency. the corresponding date last year. The number of girls and young women in the boarding department is double that of In the Atlantic Monthly the Russian Prince Kropotkin last year at the same time. Sixteen of the graduates of 1898 continues his reminiscences. They afford a striking picture entered the Freshman Class of Swarthmore College, this fall. of Russian life. This installment completes the story of his

boyhood, ending with his departure from home at the age of

fifteen to enter the imperial corps of pages, his enrollment in In church and cathedral we kneel in our prayer,

which was described last month. The chapter gives fresh. The temple and chapel were valley and hill,

and vivid views of olden-time country life in Russia, touches But God is the same in the aisle or the air,

upon some of the hardships and horrors of serfdom, and reAnd he is the rock that we lean upon still.

counts the first stirrings of literary ambition in the author's -George P. Morris.

breast.

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