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CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE.

FIFTEENTH AND RACE STS.,
A GOOD WORD EACH WEEK. --XLVI.,

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Friends' Academy,
LETTERS FROM DISTANT FRIENDS,
ECONOMIZING ON SCHOOLS,

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LOCUST VALLEY, LONG ISLAND.
EDITORIAL:
A Boarding and Day School for Boys and Girls, under

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822 Thorough instruction to fit for business or to enter months', new New.Name offer. This is a good Notes,

822 college. Board and tuition $150 per

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PRINCIPAL FRIENDS' ACADEMY NEWS OF FRIENDS,

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getting trial orders, which may be followed by CONFERENCES, ASSOCIATIONS, ETC., 824, 825 Chelten Hills School, EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT,

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Story of the Christiana Riot." It has

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A. GOOD WORD EACH WEEK.

the First, overthrew the Established Church, and XLVI.

Oliver Cromwell came into control with the title of

Protector. At this juncture there came upon the It is the conquering of innate selfish propensities that makes the saint; and the giving up unduly to impulses stage a man who was to play an important part in

this great drama, who may claim more than a passing that in their origin are necessary to the preservation of

notice. His outline has been drawn by many able life that makes the sinner.

pens and the material for his portrait is quite ample. John G. WHITTIER, He was above the ordinary in stature, compactly

built, robust, and active. His countenance was From Pickard's “Life and Letters."

graceful, his eyes were gray and piercing, and his

deportment was dignified and grave. He bore the “ 'TIS I, O FATHER, ONLY I."

evidence of having known the baptism of the Holy I THOUGHT myself indeed secure,

Spirit, which rendered his conversation instructive So fast the door, so firm the lock;

and courteous and his manner “civil beyond all forms But, lo ! he, toddling, comes to lure

of breeding.” He was courageous and fearless and My parent ear with timorous knock.

possessed an inflexible will that no mere opposition My heart were stone could it withstand

could bend or reverses break. He came up from the The sweetness of my baby's plea

masses of the people, as nearly all great reformers That timorous, baby knocking and

have done, born of poor though honest parentage, Please let me in--it's only me.”'

without wealth, learning, or fame to commend him. I threw aside the unfinished book,

This man who was to be the instrument in the Divine Regardless of its tempting charms,

hand to revive primitive Christianity in the world And, opening wide the door, I took My laughing darling in my arms.

was George Fox. He did not come proclaiming any

formula of belief or creed, but with the simple declaWho knows but in eternity,

ration that God reveals himself directly to every I, like a truant child, shall wait

rational soul by his Divine Spirit or light, without The glories of a life to be Beyond the Heavenly Father's gate ?

any human intervention.

It was the same great truth

that our Blessed Master, seventeen hundred years And will that Heavenly Father heed The truant's supplicating cry,

before had proclaimed, saying, “ Behold the Kingdom As to the outer door I plead,

of God is within you.” This divine immanence was “'Tis I, O Father, only I?”

not the peculiar prerogative of any individual, sect, -Eugene Field.

or people, but was the universal heritage of the race.

For this “grace or gift” of God which brings salvaRICHMOND CONFERENCE PAPERS.

tion “ has appeared unto all men,” and if heeded and XIII.

obeyed will lead out of all sin into all righteousness. EARLY AND MODERN FRIENDS, THEIR METHODS AND It does even more than this, for as Bancroft has said,

“It joins the whole human race in the unity of equal

rights, intellectual freedom, the supremacy of mind, It will be the province of this paper to present very

universal enfranchisement." It bears within it the briefly an outline of the service the Society of Friends fertile seed of civil and religious liberty. has rendered to the world, and some of the methods

The enunciation of a faith so simple yet so reaemployed in rendering that service.

sonable soon drew around George Fox a large comIn order to do this intelligently it seems necessary pany of followers, so that by 1680, a little over thirty to go back and survey in a cursory manner the con- years from the time he commenced his ministry, the ditions under which the Society took its rise.

Society he and his coadjutors had organized had a It had its origin, as all are aware, in England, membership of 40,000 in England and Ireland alone. near the middle of the seventeenth century.

It came

And when we add to this the number scattered into existence amid the throes of a great civil and throughout different parts of Europe and the Amerireligious revolution. The nation had been rent by The nation had been rent by can colonies

, we have a membership aggregating not contending factions and creeds, engendered largely less than 50,000 at that period. In looking back at by the claims of a corrupt priesthood, who drew these wonderful results it may well excite our interest their support from the public coffers, backed by a to know by what methods they were accomplished. king, who arrogated to himself the divine right to In the first place the leader in this great moverule. The people believing their chartered rights ment believed he was divinely called, and he dedicated endangered, arose to arms, deposed the king, Charles his life to the work. He divested himself of every

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thing that might hinder or embarrass him, or in any

"the scaffold rules the future,

And within the dim unknown manner interfere with his calling. He even placed a

Standeth God within the shadow considerable part of his outward possessions in the

Keeping watch above his own." hands of some judicious Friends that it might not

This picture might not seem so dark if this perseencumber him. He carried with him into the work an intimate knowledge of the Bible, and a ready cution had fallen only upon men, who it might be supcommand of good plain English words, by which all posed were capable of greater endurance, but it fell could understand him. During the first years of his

with equal force upon women. Many of them, no ministry he did not often appear in public

, but traveled doubt, had been attracted to this new faith by its direct over a large part of the north of England, inquiring appeal to their deeper spirituality. And it offered to

their sex a wider recognition than they yet had known. as he went for serious-minded people with whom he would confer in reference to those things that per- wavering courage.

And when the fiery ordeal came they met it with untained to their higher life, and open to their under

History furnishes no sublimer spectacle of heroic standing many things that had been revealed to him. This quiet, personal appeal paved the way for his

courage and of patient endurance than is presented in wider ministry, for , like his Master , the common than forty years, that the cause of truth and righteous

this struggle extending through a period of more people heard with gladness, so that when the time was ripe and he had entered into his fuller ministry, heavy hand of persecution was lifted, and many of

ness might live. But the. Friends won at last. The people from all ranks of society flocked to the stan

them lived to see many of the principles they had dard he had set up. Among these accessions were able men and women, whò felt called to the ministry, wholesome laws.

contended for largely recognized and embodied in and who soon caught the spirit and zeal that ani

We turn from this picture of early Friends to take mated their leader, and were ready to go forth with

a brief view of those of more modern times. out money and without price to proclaim the glad will find that through all the intervening years the tidings of the Gospel. There were others, some of Society maintained with fidelity its ancient testimonies, whom were men of education and culture, who did

and the character of its membership was of a high valiant service by wielding their pens for the cause of

But for some reason that has not been exThese apostles of the light went boldly forth with their message to every part of the British realm, plained, the aggressive and proselyting spirit

, for with their message to every part of the British realm, which 'early Friends were so noted, is in a large to its American colonies, and to many of the nations

measure gone. The simple dress and address by of Europe. Their methods were aggressive in the fullest sense of the word. They neglected na oppor- | be said with sadness—fast passing away.

which Friends were so long distinguished, are-let it tunity to call men to righteousness or to denounce

Internal dissension about minor questions of spiritual wickedness in high places; they boldly belief has divided the Society, and weakened its opposed the whole system of tithing as being a relic influence for good. Severe enforcement of the letter of priestcraft

. They fearlessly proclaimed the liberty of a discipline without the spirit has depleted. its of conscience, a free gospel ministry, and the right

numbers. of free speech.

A seeming exclusiveness, of which the Society It was but natural that people who thus de

has been accused had shut the door to the influx of nounced unrighteousness and proposed reforms so

outside numbers. With these influences at work, the radical, should draw down on their devoted heads the bitterest persecution. A venal and corrupt priest- fully said, “ the Society of Friends is no more." But hood, who wrung their support from the people, seeing their craft in danger, called for the strong arm of the tide, I believe, has turned and I hear the light

though firm tread of a new oncoming host. They the government to crush out this offending element. In this work every means that hatred or intolerance

are saying, as they come, “ This banner has been pur

chased too dearly, it represents truths too sacred, it could suggest were brought to bear. Their meetings were rudely dispersed by officers of the law. They the breeze."

must not trail in the dust. We will bear it again on were driven from place to place by the soldiery. I assumed, is not inferior, in mental and spiritual fibre

the breeze." This advancing host, it may be safely They were beaten and abused by the rabble urged on

to any that has gone before. It has even caught the by their persecutors. Some were publicly whipped, while others were placed in the stocks, subject to the spirit of a finer philosophy, which reveals itself not so

much in antagonism and aggressiveness as in sweet gaze and jeers of the passing crowd. Thousands

Christlike service. were incarcerated, through long years, in prisons and dungeons, where the filth of generations had accumu- the service the Society of Friends has rendered to

It is yet too soon to measure, in all its fullness, lated, engendering diseases by which many of them died, and by which even the iron constitution of their the world. He who stands at the base of a lofty

mountain cannot measure its full proportions. . In brave leader was seriously impaired. Four out of this band of heroes were executed on

order to behold it in all its grandeur he must widen

the angle of vision. Its influences for good or evil go Boston Common, thus giving their lives on the scaffold as a testimony to the rights of .conscience and of on in widening circles, as the centuries go by. The

Holy Experiment" by William Penn of organizing free speech. Truly has history verified the declara

successful government founded on civil and religious tion of one of New England's gifted poets, that

liberty, resting on a basis of equity, justice, and

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peace, was a work that has not yet been measured. read. The paper referred to our activity in the The most signal service, perhaps, the Society has ren- slavery question, with the hope that we would be dered is that of projecting into the religious world a willing to enter into this work. It was referred to simple faith divested of ritual, creed, or human media- the Philanthropic Committee. tion, and resting on the immediate revelation of the The report of the Women's Committee on the Divine Spirit to the soul of man. The Society's Purification of the Press showed that a great and recognition of the equality of woman, placing her good work had been done. They had written to where God had left her as man's co-equal, and open- 3,000 editors and received thanks and encouragement ing to her the avenues for loving service, has been

One hundred dollars was appropriated one of the potent factors in the world's progress.

for this use. The Society has done valiant service in the cause of The First Query being read, objection was made temperance, of peace and arbitration, of prison that some answers were not full in regard to the atreform, and for the elevation of the Indian and tendance of First-day meetings.: John J. Cornell reAfrican races.

But it has rendered no service more marked on the lack of punctuality in gathering. He enduring than that of the pure and beautiful lives it had visited many meetings and he had not found one has given to the world. A recent secular writer has which had settled into the quiet before fifteen or said, that “If the Society must become extinct, twenty minutes after the stated time. that it had won a wide place in the gratitude of In the afternoon the minutes of the Representamankind, for it had produced some of the sweetest, tive Committee were read, asking the approval of the most saintly lives, that the world had known." meeting to an amendment providing a more appro

Friends, the outlook is hopeful! The service of the priate organization for this committee; that instead Society is not ended. I believe as an organized body of a clerk and assistant clerk it shall have a chairit will yet live. And the world never needed its man and secretary, which was approved. service more urgently than to-day. Its methods An interesting report was presented by the Indian may need modifying, the church government may

Committee. It shows that Friends still continue to need amendment, but the truths that underlie it are have the welfare of the Indians in mind. eternal--they know no change!

A large committee to visit subordinate meetings was appointed and the money asked for by them was

granted. Correspondence of Friends' Intelligencer.

The remaining epistles from the yearly meetings BALTIMORE YEARLY MEETING,

with which we correspond were read, bringing us

near to our distant Friends. Joel Borton and Samuel (Concluded from last week.)

S. Ash both remarked on the value of epistolary THE sessions for business began on Second-day, 31st communication. of Tenth month. In men's branch, at 10 a. m., the The report of the Committee on Education and meeting was opened under a precious spiritual cover- Disbursement of the Fair Hill Fund, forwarding the ing, and we were encouraged to transact the business application of Baltimore Monthly Meeting for $6,000 in meekness and love.

of the Fair Hill Fund, was read and the discussion When the names of the representatives were postponed till the next morning. called, nine were found to be absent. The minutes Fourth-day morning the subject of the applicaof the visiting Friends came before the meeting and tion of Baltimore Monthly Meeting was taken up. a cordial welcome was given them. Samuel S. Ash

Samuel S. Ash Baltimore Friends wish to erect a school building on spoke in response, and referred to the social feature of the lot owned by and adjoining Park Avenue meetingFriendly intercourse.

house. The matter received the unanimous approval The epistles from New York, Genesee, and Ohio of this meeting, and steps were taken to carry this yearly meetings were read, and the brotherly love decision into effect. and encouragement therein contained were appreci- William W. Birdsall, President of Swarthmore ated by the meeting.

College; congratulated the meeting on the success in The report of the Committee to Visit Subordinate collecting sufficient funds for the erection of a school Meetings called forth expressions of approval and building. 'He wished that all Friends felt the value satisfaction, both from the visited and the visitors, of a higher education, and the necessity of having and the yearly meeting' saw fit to revise and continue their children receive their education under the care the committee for future service.

of our own members. It is indeed a necessity, if we The report of the Committee on First-day Schools wish to keep our young people among us, and make shows much work done, and an increased interest in them useful in the meeting. the use of the Traveling Library, which now consists The report from the Committee on Isolated Friends of 245 volumes, in five cases.

contained the proposition that two circular letters be The Philanthropic Committee's report was read, written, with the endorsement of this meeting, to be showing a large amount of work done by its members, sent to all our isolated members, which was approved. which must in the future bear rich fruit. A continua- Sarah T. Linvill paid an acceptable visit to this tion and revision of the committee was recommended .meeting at this time.

meeting at this time. The report of the Committee and granted by the meeting.

in charge of the Friends' Boarding Home makes a On Third-day morning a circular letter from the creditable showing for the year, considering the Anti-Vivisection Society of London, England, was number of guests.

Friends.''

Fifth-day morning the consideration of the queries a committee appointed to prepare a response to them. was completed.

Herbert P. Worth addressed the meeting in an earnest The following resolutions, presented by the Phil- and impressive manner, leaving us with the feeling anthropic Committee on the subject of Temperance, that, “ Action is what is necessary.

“ Action is what is necessary. Let us not seek were considered and approved :

constantly, but be ever faithful, and ready to do. “I. Inasmuch as the use of and traffic in intoxicating

Then shall we know that most beautiful of all beneliquors continues to be a great destroyer of home, happiness, dictions, Well done.'President William W. Birdand of public virtue, and even a menace to our national exist- sall urged us not to be too exclusive, as several of our ence, therefore, we urge upon each individual the necessity problems would be better solved, if we turned outside for total abstinence from intoxicants, and the imperative need for combined effort to have the traffic abolished by law.

to people who want to know the truth. “2. Inasmuch as the soldiers of the nation are being de

On Third-day morning, the report of the Combauched by the army. saloon, called “The Canteen,' and mittee on the Purification of the Press, with its thereby rendered more susceptible to disease and death, we accompanying letters, was read, showing the courmost earnestly ask that the yearly meeting now sitting, en.

teous manner with which their efforts had been dorse the bill now before Congress, known as the Ellis Bill, to abolish the Canteen' system from the camps of the army,

received. One editor said: “These women Friends and from the Soldiers' Homes,' and that our protest be pre- are doing silent work for journalism. Their annual sented to the next session of Congress by a delegation of letters, from center to circumference, will form a

foundation for the future children of the nation." The Philanthropie Committee was authorized to Another, that he was often deterred from publishing take the necessary measures to carry into effect the harmful matter by the remembrance of a personal object named in the resolutions.

visit from the committee. The committee appointed to examine the Treas- The report of the Committee on Philanthropic urer's accounts found them correct, and recommended Labor was read and deemed very satisfactory. An Elisha H. Walker as Treasurer for the ensuing year. appeal from the Friends' Anti-Vivisection Society of

In the afternoon the letters prepared by the com- London was referred to the Philanthropic Committee mittee appointed to correspond with our Isolated for attention. Friends, were approved.

On Third-day afternoon the answers to the After some routine business, the yearly meeting queries were completed. The language to those in adjourned.

small, isolated meetings was, “Hold fast to the light WOMEN'S BRANCH.

within you, and you will indeed add to your number.” Shortly after ten o'clock, second-day; Elizabeth "Are we faithful as our brother's keeper to share M. Koser read the opening minute, which was fol- with him what is so good to us?” The committee lowed by the reading of the reports from the quar- appointed to examine the Treasurer's account notified terly meetings, and calling the names of representa- the meeting that they had found it correct, and tives, only six of whom were absent.

recommended the re-appointment of Mary H. TownsThe minutes of ministers and elders from other end as Treasurer, which was approved. yearly meetings were read, calling forth a hearty wel- Third-day evening Dr. O. Edward Janney precome to them, as well as to those who were in at- sented the subject of Temperance in a new and tendance without minutes.

original manner, by means of an illustrated lecture. Two of the epistles were read. A committee was At the opening of the morning session, on Fourthappointed to gather the exercises of the meetings and day, the report of the committee in charge of Friends' prepare a synopsis of them to be embodied in the Boarding Home met with a warm reception, and minutes for publication.

much encouragement was given to the committee to At the opening of the afternoon session, the rep- continue the work, as it is a home where Friends can resentatives proposed the names of Elizabeth M. find congenial, pleasant surroundings. The minutes Koser and Rebecca J. Broomell for Clerk and Assist of the Representative Committee were read and ant Clerk, which nominations were approved.

approved. After the reading of the report of the The report of the Committee to Visit Subordinate Committee on Isolated Members, a small committee Meetings called forth expression concerning the spir- was appointed to formulate two letters,—one to be itual benefits to visitors as well as visited. Epistles

Epistles sent to the adults, the other to the children of our from Genesee and Ohio were presented. Three isolated members. queries, with their answers, were considered. The The epistles from Indiana and Illinois were read. beauty of the second one, with its full answer, was re- The session on Fourth-day afternoon was given up ferred to by Phebe Griffith, and the question was to the First-day School cause. After some routine asked, “Why are our meetings not held if that spirit business, Mary Travilla addressed the meeting, urging of love is maintained ?" Rachel M. Lippincott upon teachers the necessity of practical lessons in thought that we could not begin too early to interest Christianity, of being living examples of what they children in the Scriptures. They may ask us ques- teach, and rejoicing on account of the religious liberty tions which will cause us to search ourselves in in our schools. Other speakers dropped seeds, which order to answer correctly.

we trust will bear fruit in the near future. At 8 p. m. on Second-day, the First-day School At the public meeting for worship held in the Conference convened. After the reading of the 24th evening, instructive lessons were given by Joel BorPsalm, epistles from other associations were read, and ton, Mary Travilla, Dr. O. Edward Janney, Samuel

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