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First month 11, 1908]
DEW-DROP AND TEAR-DROP.
advancement of the cause of education. He was one that
had the esteem and confidence of his fellowmen. A poet stood on childhood's brink.
In 1857, he married Caroline Haviland, who survives And dipped his pen in drops of dew,
him, also two daughters, Helen Earle and Alice Hicks. And thought with such celestial ink,
The funeral was held in the Friends' Meeting House in To turn all life to roseate hue.
Westbury, L. I., on Twelfth month 23rd. He was inThe poet came to manhood's lot,
terred in the family plot, in grounds adjacent to the meetAnd learned through many dreary years,
ing house, and in the care of which grounds he always The heart's deep fountains answered not
took an active interest, being in fact the man at the head. Except he wrote with human tears.
JANNEY.-At Los Angeles, Cal., Twelfth month 15th, ELMA C. WILDMAN.
1907, Leonidas K. Janney, son of Aaron and Elizabeth Janney, late of Ridgeville, Warren County, Ohio, aged 74
MARSHALL.-Suddenly of paralysis, in Trenton, N. J., COLLINS.—At Merchantville, N. J., on Tenth month
Twefth month, 28th, 1907, William Maxwell Marshall, in 24th, 1907, to Wilmer and Mary Braddock Collins, a
his 72nd year.
Funeral was held at Friends' Meeting daughter, who is named Marion Hannah Collins.
House on Third-day, the 31st, at 2.30 p.m.
SMITH.-At the home of her nephew, Alvan W. Smith, MARRIAGES.
in Marshall, Illinois, Twelfth month 10th, 1907, Deborah BARBER-WESSON. At the home of the bride's B. Smith in the 86th year of her age. A woman of strong aunt, Mrs. Russell H. Hoadley, 62 East 73rd Street, New intellect and interesting character, she retained her faculYork City, Twelfth month 31st, 1907, Stewart Earle Bar. ties to the close of her long life. She was for many years a be“, paymaster, U. S. N., son of Isaac A. and Nellie V.
teacher in Friends' schools in the neighborhood of her Barber of Easton, Maryland, to Alice Fredericka Wesson, birthplace, Plumstead, Bucks County, Pa., and for some daughter of Mrs. Frederick Wesson of New York,
time the only teacher in Germantown Friends' School. SHOEMAKER-CONARD.-At the home of the bride's
She later took charge of the Emily Howland School for parents, Twelfth month 26th, 1907, by Friends' ceremony,
Freedmen, Virginia. Benjamin Hallowell Shoemaker, third son of Anna M. and
She was the daughter of Charles and Martha Brown the late Charles B. Shoemaker and Caroline Baldwin Smith, the latter a recommended minister, who travelled Conard, daughter of Thomas P. and Rebecca S. Conard,
extensively through the East and West, being an active all of Lansdowne, Pa.
anti-slavery advocate. She met with rebuffs and disapDEATHS.
proval in many meetings.
STEELE.-On Twelfth month 18th, 1907, near BirmingBENNETT.-In Philadelphia, on Twelfth month 31st., 1907, Thomas Ellwood Bennett in his 84th year. Inter
ham, Pa., Elizabeth Pownall, wife of George Steele; an ment at Friends' ground, Birmingham Meeting House,
elder of Birmingham Monthly Meeting of Friends in the Chester CountyPa.
At her funeral testimonies were An active business man during his
83rd year of her age.
borne to her bravery in her early girlhood, when she nobly long life, he valued his membership with Friends as one
stood for the rights of the oppressed, when to do this of his prized possessions.
meant persecution. Tribute was also paid in later years BOYD.-Of pneumonia, at her home in Haverford, Pa.,
to the patient, cheerful nature which had borne years of on First month 1st, 1908, Elizabeth Longstreth, wife of blindness and failing health and to the strong, though James Boyd, and daughter of the late M. Fisher and Mary
sensitive spirit which sympathized with others' sorrows T. Longstreth of Darby, Pa.
and entered into others' joys. HAMBLETON.-In Philadelphia, Pa., Twelfth month
TAYLOR.–Very suddenly at his home in Lincoln, Va., 25th, 1907, Angelina Hambleton, daughter of the late
on 10th of Twelfth month, William Henry Taylor, in the Thomas and Alice E. (Betts) Hambleton of Elkview,
85th year of his age. He was a lifelong member of Chester County, Pa. Interment in Longwood Cemetery. Goose Creek Monthly Meeting and served acceptably in
HICKS. --At his home in Westbury, Long Island, on the responsible positions of overseer and elder for many Sixth-day, Twelfth month 20th, 1907, John D. Hicks, in years in each capacity. He was a farmer and lived five the 79th year of his age. He was a member of Westbury miles or more from meeting, but he was always and to Monthly Meeting, and for many years its treasurer and the very last, regular and punctual in attendance whenever also recorder. He was a grandson of Isaac Hicks, who practicable, manifesting an earnest and intelligent interest after spending many years in New York in business re- in the affairs of our Society that was helpful and inspiring tired to his farm in Westbury, L. I., in about the year to others. 1800, and in 1805 built the house now the home of Isaac He was the eldest of the family of eight children of Hicks Cocks, and Wm. W. Cocks.
Jonathan and Lydia (Brown) Taylor, both long since He was a number of years engaged in the china busi- deceased. His father died while yet a young man, leavness, spending a part of each year in Limoges, France, ing him, a mere youth in years, to aid his mother in the the factory home of the business. He was one nf the care of the younger children to whom he became much as oldest trustees in the Bowery Savings Bank, New York, a father as well as brother and friend. le is survived in both in time of service, and age, and for a few years.its his immediate family by his widow, Martha Ann (Shoepresident. He was also president of the Realty Associa- maker) Taylor, his daughter, Caroline and his son, Levi tion of Brooklyn; trustee of the Title Guarantee and Trust S. Taylor of Johns Hopkins and late of the Friends' CenCompany, and of many other financial institutions both in tral School of Philadelphia; also by two brothers, B. New York and Brooklyn. He was for many years a mem- Fenelon Taylor of Round Hill, Va., and Jonathan K. ber of the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College, Taylor of Baltimore; and by two sisters, Hannah Stabler taking an active interest in all matters pertaining to the of Sandy Spring, Md., and Alice Pancoast of near Philo
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mont, Va. The late T. Clarkson Taylor of Wilmington,
!And if her life small leisure found Del., was his brother being second to him in age: Indus
For feasting ear and eye, trious in his business, honest and upright in all his deal
And pleasure in her daily round ings, kind, generous, cheerful in his family, responsive
She passed unheeding by; and genial though unobtrusive, and modest among his
Yet with her went a secret sense friends--a noble man loved and respected by all.
Of all things sweet and fair,
And Beauty's gracious providence
Refreshed her unaware,
J.. H. B.
NOTES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS. THOMAS. At his home, Moorestown, Burlington Instead of the regular chapel exercises at Schofield County, N. J., Twelfth month 1st, 1907, in the 58th year School, after chanting the prayer, the students gave short of his age, Howard Thomas, youngest son of the late sketches of Whittier's life as a boy on the farm and other William S. and Rebecca Thomas of Riverton, N. J.; a interesting events. Many. gave extracts, and they put; a member of Chester Monthly Meeting, N. J.
new verse in a song TITUS.-At Westbury, Long Island, on Fourth-day,
“Who helped to free the Negro ? : Twelfth month 18th, 1907, Elizabeth, wife of the late
Who helped to free the Negro? Oliver Titus, in her 79th year. The funeral was held
Whittier helped to free the Negro !” from the Westbury Meeting House on Sixth-day, Twelfth Some of the guests in Martha Schofield's house made month 20th. One need but look into the faces of the six remarks and Margaret Eastburn told of her visit two:years, stalwart sons and devoted daughters to realize that the ago to the poet's birthplace and graye. Martha Schofield body being borne. from the home was that of the mother read two letters to her by Whittier. The first of these, whom they had loved and cherished even as she had loved written in 1884, is as follows: and cherished them; for she clung to her home as the Illness. at this time compels me to make my note honeysuckle over the door, and like it, she filled all the briefer than I could wish; and I can only say I regard the region with the subtle perfume of her goodness. E. work in which thou art engaged as vitally important. It
is due to our country's honor and prosperity; to the relia TOWNSEND,-On Twelfth month 22nd; 1907, of pneu
gion we profess; and to the colored racé whose great monia, Florence, eldest daughter of Charles C. and Laura
wrongs we can never fully redress. May God bless the E. Townsend, in her 15th year. She was a pupil at the school which bears thy name to teachers and its pupils.?? High Street Friends' School, West Chester, Pa., and was greatly beloved by her schoolmates and many friends.
Twelfth month 22nd at 2 p.m., Fishertown Friends met WAY.-Eleventh month 9th, 1907, Mary Elma, wife of
to observe Whittier day. We were assisted by our Or
thodox Friends. William M. Way, in her 86th year.
A large audience assembled. A number
of recitations and readings from Whittier's poemswere WHINFIELD.-Anna Harrison Whinfield, daughter of given. Primary and junior classes of our First-day school W. B. and A. G. Harrison of Xeniaj: Ohio, died Eleventh gave well selected sentiments. A biographical sketch month 30th, 1907, at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York was read by Lucretia M. Blackburn Annie Smith, a City. She was born Eleventh month 14th;: 1875, at Xenia, member of Orthodox school, read a paper on The Life Ohio, graduated from Swarthmore College in 1905, and and Work of Whittier." married to Roger W. Whinfield of Sea Breeze, Florida, Samuel Phipps, now of Concordville, Delaware County, Tenth month 31st, 1901.
Pa., and Tacy Styer were married Twelfth month, 17th, 1857. On Third-day, Twelfth month 17th, 1907, the few
remaining brothers and sisters, together with other loyed LYDIA B. PAXSON.
relatives, children, grandchildren, and friends, were privia
leged to gather in the old homestead. A goodly number: Died in her 89th year on Twelfth month 14th, 1907, of guests sat around the bountifully laden table, whereon Lydia B., wife of Frederick Paxson, from whom she had the handsome wedding cake" had the place of honor, : : A been separated by death 21 years, but with full faith in
number of beautiful gifts, both, useful and, ornamental, their being reunited in the spirit land.
helped to express the kindly · remembrance of loving When we read a brief record like this, we cannot realize friends and kinsfolk. Several handsome bouquets added : how much it tells. Here passes from us a woman full of greatly to the enjoyment of all by their beauty and fra, years, whose life had been lived in comparative seclusion, grance; one of the most appropriate being a bunch of rich devotedly doing her God-appointed duties.
She was golden carnations, tied with a golden-colored ribbon. essentially a home maker, training six children in the The short, afternoon of the glorious winter day: was full ideals of a true home, that fourteen grandchildren and of reminiscences recalled to mind by the many letters four great grand-children may understand the inestimable from those who could not be present. The reading of blessing of good homes. When age and circumstances these added not. a little to the pleasure of the occasion, released her from domestic cares, she greatly enjoyed the reviving memories of the long ago. The renewal of: od beauties of nature, and encouraged her children to work in friendships, and the strengthening of the ties that bind, the wider spheres now considered needful and for which made the anniversary an occasion that will be long reher training had fitted them by reason of her, orderly memibered by those present.
F. C. G. methods. A liberal Friend, she instiiled reverence for all things sacred and her beautiful countenance, after the At a recent meeting of the Meeting for Sufferings of spark of life had fled, bore witness to-the efficacy of her -- London Yearly Meeting, S. J. Alexander briefly told of religịon with no need for words to testify to her faith. his visits, to groups of Friends on the continent of Europe, Whittier's words picture her life most truly:.
In Germany there are now...only two small gatherings in
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private houses. In Denmark there are meetings in seven About four years ago à morning Sunday school was placesfive town' and two country: In Norway' he had started in this hall by one of these Friends, Robert Wilonly visited two of the meetings in the southern parts. liam Clark, which is now attended by from 65 to 80 chil“There is ground to hope that the worst days are over, dren. This is followed by an open meeting for Bible and that the young people there are ready to take their study' and worship, with an attendance of about twenty. part in a better future.''
In the evening a gospel service is held, mostly attended The suggested discontinuance of Meetings on Ministry by those who do not frequent any other place of worship. and Oversight and their transformation into Committees Several Friends are now on their way from England to of the Monthly Meetings was approved by the Friends of
Victoria and it is hoped that meetings may now be held Australia at the sessions-of their annual General Meeting
weekly. held in Ninth month last. It was hoped that they would Friends of Salem, Ohio, held a Whittier celebration on meet at least once a quarter, would report directly and
Twelfth month 17th. A dinner was served at noon in the only to their Monthly Meetings, and deal only with such meeting house to Friends from Alliance, Sebring, Beloit, matters as could not suitably be brought before Monthly
Damascus, Salem and vicinity. Helen Lease présided Meetings.
and read a paper on the life of the poet. Clarkson HeaIn London and Middlesex Quarterly Meeting, E. Harold cock gave à recitation; Frank Taber, personal memories of Marsh, who had attended the Five Years Meeting at Rich- Whittier; Hulda Richards, Leóna 'Baily, Daniel I. Richmond, Ind., as a visitor, gave his impression as from a ards, John C. Thomas and Leona M. Whinery gave read"! back seat.?!! He believed there was a feeling' in many ings from the loved poet. Quotations from his works quarters that the pastoral system had not proved itself by were given by a large number. The 'exercises closed by commensurate results, that it tended to evolve the the impressive reading of "The Clear Vision," by Stephen preacher'! rather than the pastor,” and this caused B. Richards. It was a most inspiring occasion. alarm. But change must come through love and knowledge; as a Friend said, “We must love these Friends At North A Street Meeting House, Richmond, Ind., on back to Friends' ways.' There was, however, a readi- the evening of Twelfth month 17th, the First-day school ness in many quarters to learn and understand.
room was well filled with the members and friends of the
school interested in the observance of Whittier Day. The Attention is called to the new catalogue of the Wood- program of exercises was opened by the hymn, “Dear brooke library by the warden, Isaac Braithwaite, in a Lord, and Father of Mankind,? sung by a class of older letter in the London Friend: "The catalogue is much girls lead by Mary Morrison. This was followed by a larger than the previous one, each book being now entered paper by Emily P. Yeo, a selection by the primary class under the name of the author, as well as under the title. and one or two recitations. Clem Ferguson impersonated Considerable additions have recently been made to the the “Barefoot Boy.” A very realistic fireside scene from library, which now contains over 1,500 vels. It is the "Snowbound," arranged by two of the teachers, the memaim of the committee to keep the library up-to-date by
bers of the Whittier Circle being represented by the inpurchasing from time to time, as far as the funds allow, termediate classes of the school, was highly pleasing to standard works on Biblical study, theology, Church his- the audience. William Dudley Foulke then gave an exceltory, and economics. It is much hoped that the library lent address emphasizing the influence of Whittier as a rewill be increasingly used by non-resident subscribers, as ligious poet and the apostle of freedom. He also read well as by the students at Woodbrooke,"
several selections in an impressive manner. The inter
est taken by the boys and girls of the school in preparaA Friend in Australia, Richard Binns, writes to the tion for the program gave great satisfaction to those who London Friend,A recent letter from a Friend in Australia, had the reatter in charge. On First-day evening; the saying how much they would value a “Summer School, 15th; at the regular hour, 6.30.p.m., the Y. F. A. Round. suggested the thought that the subject might with advan- Table took “Whittier's Message,”! as the subject for tage be mentioned in your columns. If any Friend or
discussion and a very interesting meeting was held. Friends who have had experience in organising Summer Schools here, could see their way personally to help our West Philadelphia meeting was well attended on FirstSociety in those distant lands in the same way, I feel sure day, First month 5th. The meeting was live and interest they would receive a very warm welcome. The scattered
ing: Matilda Janney made an appeal that Friends. make small meetings and the isolation of many families of home God's workshop. Sidney Yarnall's message "The Friends make it very difficult to keep the younger mem- harvest is white but the laborers are few," was impresbers in hearty sympathy with the Society; the elevating sive and Samuel Jones, with the central thought that and uniting social intercourse brought about by Summer silence précedes close communion with God, gave spiritual Schools might have far-reaching influence for good in strength. · Alice Sellers and others in supplication added those colonies.''
much to the spiritual uplift. The workers feel encouraged 1. We learn from The Friend (London), and the Canadian
at the attendance and social interest. Friend that a little band of ten. adults and two children have started a monthly meeting in Victoria, B. C., “to As Friends in Huntington, Ind., belonging to Maple embrace all members of the Society in British Columbia.” Grove Preparative Meeting have discontinued their meetThey will apply “at the earliest date that appears desir- ings for worship, they meet every two weeks on First-day able, to London Yearly Meeting, for recognition by and afternoons at the different home3, to hold Social Reading affiliation with that body.'! The clerk will. mail a copy Circles. A very pleasant meeting was held at the home of the minutes of the opening meeting to every friend in of Mary and Lizzie Moore on the afternoon of the 22nd to British Columbia whose address is, known, together with commemorate the “Whittier Centennial.” Michael W. list of such names and addresses. A meeting for worship Moore, acting as chairman, opened the meeting with readwill be held the first and third First-days in each month ing one of Whittier's poems,. Essays, on the life of at 3 o'clock, at Harmony Hall, View Street.
Whittier written by Marie Plummer and Edwin Moore
Recitations were given by Samuel C. Mason After a vacation of over two weeks, College work was and Clara Beehler. A number of poems from Whittier resumed on the 7th inst, at the usual time. All of the were read by others who were present. Appropriate students with the exception of a few from a distance were songs were sung by Mildred and Erma Duncan at the at their accustomed places, eager to get in a month of opening and close of the exercises. All felt that we had good hard study before the mid-year examinations which an interesting and helpful meeting. We adjourned to will be held the latter part of this month. meet on the 8th of First month at the home of James P. The foundation of the second section of Wharton Hall Plummer.
M. A. P. has been completed and the contractors are awaiting The Philadelphia Young Friends' Association will hold orders to go ahead with the work.
J. S. C. its regular meeting in the Auditorium, 15th and Cherry Streets, on Second-day evening, the 13th, at 8 p.m.
WOODLAWN, VA. --The Young Friends' Association Man ?''
met at the home of Warrington Gillingham Twelfth month An invitation is extended to all who see this notice to. 15th. The president opened the meeting by reading the
57th Psalm. attend and bring their friends and a special invitation is
After a hymn was sung, Lewetta Cox read extended to Friends of the other branch to meet with us
"Advices," – the queries aptly arranged in poetry. at this time.
Mattie R. Troth read an interesting selection. 'Come The Educational Committee of Philadelphia Yearly
Unto Me," sung by two members, was followed by an Meeting desires to know if there are any persons having
account of the Woodbrooke Settlement, by Lida Gillingham. specimens that they would be willing to give to the Cabi
After a short recess, Mattie R. Troth sang, Jesus is
Precious to Me.'' net Committee to distribute among our different schools.
A part of Herbert G. Wood's lectures Address Rebecca B. Nicholson, 523 Cooper Street, Camden,
describing the Logia Document and the portions of the gospel taken from it, was read by Lida Gillingham.
Reuben R. Gillingham read a communication from the The meeting at 17th and Girard Avenue, Philadelphia,
Conference of Young Friends' Associations held recently was well attended last First-day the 5th. A number of
at Swarthmore. Sarah Anthony then taught the first lesstrangers were present. Sarah Linvil! addressed the
son in Harmony Study, which was very interesting. meeting with much earnestness.
After roll call the meeting closed with singing “His Yoke Friends knowing of persons who might appreciate is Easy. The next meeting, First month 12th, will be notices of meetings sent out by the membership committee held at the Friends' meeting house. of the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Race
ELLA GILLINGHAM, Secretary. Street), will kindly send names and addresses to Charles;. NEW GARDEN, PA. — The annual meeting of the S. Paxson, clerk, 2214 Ontario Street.
Young Friends' Association was held First month 5th at
the home of Josiah Lamborn. Mary L. Harper read a The members of the Friendly Circle and the Pasadena
paper on the life of Job Scott. Ruthanna C. Michener Young Friends' Association, over one hundred in all, were
read a short discipline paper on Diversions. S. Anna the guests of Charles Lewis, 645 North Los Robles
Chandler gave many interesting current topics, touching Avenue to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of
on the progress of the temperance movement, the peace the birth of Whittier. After pleasant social intercourse,
efforts in Central America, meeting of Sunday school Lindley. Bedell took charge of the program. Charles
workers in Boston, etc. Estella A. Parker read a paper Lewis read an extract from “Eternal Goodness.” Anna
on “By what means are we to know when the time, comes Walter Speakman read a biographical sketch of Whittier.
to join meeting ?”' The officers elected for 1908 are J. Lydia F. Harley gave a synopsis of “Snow Bound, and
Walter Jefferis, president; W. Penn Hoopes, vice-presiread from it some of its most beautiful passages. Benja
dent; Ethel P. Jefferis, secretary; Taylor W. Richards, min Whitson read a paper upon Whittier's standing among
treasurer. Other members of the executive committee: his contemporaries. Dr. Emily Hunt read his beautiful
Mary H. Tudor, I. Frank. Chandler, Estella A. Parker, poem of joy, “Laus Deo.?' William Penrose read a
Mary L. Harper, Florence Yerkes, Eva S. Richards. paper upon his religious faith, with extracts from a num
During the meeting Percy Lamborn contributed several ber of poems showing his deep spirituality. Anna Mae
beautiful hymns on the graphophone. Birdsall recited, “The Two Rabbi's. Voluntary contri
EVA S. RICHARDS, Secretary. butions were called for and Angelina Richardson told of a
MOORESTOWN, N. J.-The regular meeting of the personal meeting she had had with Whittier and read
Moorestown Young Friends' Association was held Twelfth several notes which he had written to her husband. The meeting was closed with prayer.
month 13th, 1907 in the assembly room of the Friends' After refreshments,
High School. Ada M. Lippincott gave a report of the were served a general invitation was given by the Friend
General Conference of Young Friends' Associations held ly Circle to all Friends and those interested in Friends to
at Swarthmore. Katharine B. Lippincott had a paper on meet with them next month. (The “Friendly Circle” is
Whittier's Religion, quoting from his religious verse and an informal organization of the Orthodox Friends of
telling of his work as a reformer, of his unspotted characPasadena.)
ter, his liberal feeling and his firm belief. Byron Roberts
recited, his “Centennial Hymn. Sarah Wilson Conrow SWARTHMORE COLLEGE NOTES.
read from his works to show his interpretation of nature, On account of the recent poor health of Mrs. Swain, in which she pointed out his close observance as a bareshe has thought it advisable to make a three months visit foot boy and showed how winter failed to kindle his enthuin Southern California. President Swain has left the
siasm and how he always had a longing for spring management of his affairs in the hands of Prof. Hoadley Alfred Evans gave a selection from “Snow-Bound.' The and has gone with her in hopes that he may gain a much program closed with a Whittier Quotation Contest, which needed rest, The students and Faculty unite in wishing proved to be most interesting. them a delightful and beneficial vacation.
ELIZABETH R. LIPPINCOTT, Secretary.
towerman on a New
r care of Concord Quarterly Meeting's Committee Philanthropic Labor, in the meeting house, Wilmington, Del., at 2.30 p.m. Address by Henry W. Wilbur; subject: "What Shall the Citizen do with His Citizenship?''
He says that the usual cau. wrecks is a disregard of c signals by engineers and co' a disregard which is wi those in authority. .
T exact words: “Unchecke
can be shown to be the ro
1ST MO. 12TH (1ST-DAY.)—New York and Brooklyn Young Friends' Association, in the Meeting House, 110 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, at 8 p.m.
Charles MacDowell on “Public Sanitation.”
cause of nearly all preve. dents, and loss of life the American railroads.''
- The Friends of White Plains, N. Y., at the residence of Annie Griffen, 39 South Lexington Avenue, at 11
It is one thing to wish to hav truth on our side, and another to wish. to be on the side of the truth.
CANADIAN SCHOOL GARDENS.
-Reading Friends' Meeting, visited by Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting's
Committee to Visit the Smaller Branches."
-Friends' Meeting, Washington, D. C., visited by Henry W. Wilbur.
---Race Street Conference Class, 11.45 a. m.; Topic: The Seventy Years Following the Building of the Temple; Isaiah 56-62. The discussion will be opened by R. Barclay Spicer.
-West Philadelphia Meeting (35th Street and Lancaster Avenue,) visited by Joel Borton, at 11 am. First-day School at 10 a.m.
1ST MO. 20TH (2ND-DAY.)-Fairfax Quarterly Meeting, at Waterford, Va.
1ST MO. 21ST (3RD - DAY.) Western Quarterly Meeting, at London Grove, Pa.
1ST MO. 23RD (5TH-DAY.)-Caln Quarterly Meeting, at Christiana, Pa.
1ST MO. 25TH (7TH-DAY.)-Westbury Quarterly Meeting, 15th Street and Rutherfurd Place, New York City.
is a wholesome, interesting and beau-
-At West Grove, Pa., in the meeting house, under care of the Young Friends' Association, an illustrated lecture on "The Land of Judea,” by Dr. Jesse H. Holmes.
THE BEGINNING OF THINGS.
from which great rivers down
first white fall of the snow:
and winsome and dear;
- Woman's Journal.
In Ontario, Canada, they are showing what can be done with school gardens. Working in those gardens the pupils learn the advantage of sowing selected seed on prepared soil, how to protect crops against insects, and a rotation of crops adapted to the soil and the markets. The Review of Reviews says of this teaching: “As remarkable as these results in
crops are the effects on the young sowers and reapers
themselves. Uniform examinations for entrance to high schools are held throughout Ontario in July. In 1906, in Carleton County, from schools without gardens 49 per cent. of the candidates were successful; from five Macdonald schools where all candidates had been school gardeners for three consecutive years, 71 per cent. were admitted, mostly with high standing. As in all such education it was shown that when part of a school-day is given to toil with the hands, at the bench and out of doors, the book work at the desk takes on a fresh meaning, and inspires a new zest.
1ST MO. 13TH (2ND - DAY.)Philadelphia Young Friends' Association, at 15th and Cherry Streets, at 8 p.m.; Rufus M. Jones will speak on "How Shall Present-day Friends Think of the Divine Principle in Man.
A piece of New Year good advice says,
“Beware of the tone of the voice. It is not so much what you say as the manner in which you say it.''
THE ROOT OF PROFANITY.
In this month's Southern Workman, Booker T. Washington has an editorial on the prohibition movement in the South. Other editorials describe the work of Sir Horace Plunkett among the Irish peasantry and the value of the Negro laborer in the material progress of the new South.
1ST MO. 17TH (6TH-DAY.)-West Grove, Pa., Young Friends' Association, at 7.45 p.m.; “What Friends Believe-In Regard to Communion and Baptism“?' paper by Elizabeth Conard; “In Regard to Music,” Sarah M. Thompson.
1ST MO. 19TH (1ST-DAY.)-Washington, D. C., Meeting (1811 I Street, N. W.,) visited by Reuben P. Kester of Grampian, Pa., at 11 a.m.
- Race Street Conference Class, at 11.45 a.m.; Topic: The building of he walls under Nehemiah, Nehemiah I to VII and Ezra IV: 8-23. The leson will be in charge of George A.
Ex-President Cleveland, in an article in the Youth's Companion, advocates the granting of a pension to expresidents of the United States. He describes the poverty of Jefferson, John Quincy Adams and others after retiring from the highest office in the gift of the nation.
The profanity of the street is simply the echo of the old-fashioned speech of the revivalist. Some of the most horrible imprecations we have heard in almost identical form come from the lips of an old-fashioned evangelist. Moreover, as the result of thought and observation, we feel sure that the worst forms of profanity are found only in the neighborhood of the most ardent advocates of the doctrines which it seems most profane to describe in plain English.