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The mansion was shown to us, a very elegant, dle, the tongue, though a little member, “ boastedifice, containing some fine statuary and paint. eth great things.” It is “ an unruly evil, full of ings, in this respect differing from the other deadly poison.” Put a bridle on, and it is one Cuban residences we have seen, which seemed of the best servants the body and soul have. “I singularly wanting in objects of art or books; will keep my mouth with a bridle,” said king the attention of the owners being apparently de David, and who can do better than follow his voted entirely to securing large and handsome example? apartments.
When my grandfather saw a man drinking The Moro Castle is one of the most prominent and carousing, or a boy spending all his money features in the defences of Havana, less exten- for cakes and candy, « Poor fellow," he would sive than the wide-spread Cabanas, but far say, “ he's left off his bridle.” The appetite bolder and more picturesque in its form, and needs reining; let it loose, and it will run you occupying an almost unequalled position for to gluttony, drunkenness, and all sorts of disor. scenic effect. Its yellow walls and bastions ders. Be sure and keep a bridle on your appe. stand on a crag of coral rock, forty or fifty feet tite; don't let it be master. And don't neglect above the blue and transparent waters of the to have one for your passions. They go mad if Gulf, and projecting beyond the line of the they get unmanageable, driving you down a blind western shore, on which lies the low fortification and headlong course to ruin. Keep the checkof the Puuts. Above the parapets, rises to an rein tight; don't let it slip; hold it steady, additional height of 70 or 80 feet a graceful Never go without your bridle, boys. tower, crowned with a lantern of the most perfect! That was the bridle my grandfather meant, construction ; near by, but lower, is the look-out the bridle of self-government. Parents try to station, beside which stands a tall staff whence restrain and check their children, and you can are floating signals of gay bunting, ever varying generally tell by their behavior what children as the vessels of different nations approach the have such wise and faithful parents. But pamouth of the harbor. The whole huge struc-rents cannot do everything. And some children ture, with its bright walls and many angles and have no parents to care for them. Every boy projections, seen under the brilliant sunshine must have his own bridle, and every girl must which seems ever to gild it, is one of the most have hers; they must learn to check and govern imposing and beautiful of all the fortresses on themselves. Self-government is the most difficult which the eye of the mariner can rest.
and the most important government in the world. We were fortunate in being permitted to see it becomes easier every day, if you practice it its interior. The view from the para pets is with steady and resolute will. It is the founmagnificent; their beight must be seventy or tain of excellence. It is the cutting and pru. eighty feet from the sea, yet during the memorning which makes the noble and vigorous tree of able storm of last January the waves broke over character. them in torrents, and removed heavy guns and and stone walls from their places. The ditch
HPILADELPHIA MARKETS. inclosing it on the land side is of formidable
FLOUR AND MEAL.--The market is steady. Good depth and width, I thought fifty feet in each brands are held at $7 37 a 7 50 per bbl., and brands for dimension. Nearly the whole interior of the home consumption at $7 75 a $8 00, and extra and walls is occupied by the soldiers' quarters, a huge
fancy brands at $8 75 a 9 75. There is very little square building surrounded by a narrow alley, Flour is held at $4 75 per barrel, and Pennsylvania
| demand for export, and little stock to operate in. Rye and covered with a level, bomb-proof roof of Corn Meal at $4 00 per barrel. Brandywine at stone, brick and cement. It would seem almost $4 75. impossible to capture this fortress by battery or Grain.- Wheat is in demand, the market bare. assault, but it is said that were the adjoining Sales of prime Pennsylvania red were made at $1 88 works in the possession of an enemy, and the a.
a 1 90, and $1 92 a'i 95 for good white. Rye is
scarce. Penna. is selling at $1 10. Corn is unseitled.
la Penna. yellow is held at 90c, and buyers offer but 85c. soon become untenable in hot weather from the Oats are steady ; sales of Pennsylvania and Delaware disease which would prevail among the garrison. at 78 a 59c per bu.
OWAHGENA. Į SEEDS.-Cloverseed is inactive. Last sales of
prime rt $7 per 64 lbs. Last sales of Timothy at
$3 37 a 3 50, and Flaxseed at $1 S5 a 1 90. Sales of THE BRIDLE.
Red Top at $3 50. " Don't go without the bridle, boys," was my
the bridle, boys, was my D EMOVAL.-SARAH M. GARRIGUES, Bonnet grandfather's favorite bit of advice.
N Maker, removed from No. 235 Arch Street, to Do you suppose we were all teamsters or horse North Ninth Street, 6th door below Vine, east side, jockeys ? No such a thing.
Philadelphia, where she still continues her former buIf he heard one cursing and swearing, or given
siness. to much vain and foolish talk, “That man has |
6th mo. 15, 1857. lost his bridle," he would say. Without a bri- | Werrihew & Thompson, Prs., Lodge St., North side Penn a.Bank
PIIILADELPHIA, SEVENTH MONTH 11, 1857.
EDITED BY AN ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS. more of law than gospel in it, for Christ was the
true Sabbath of believers ; withal adding, that he PUBLISHED BY WM. W. MOORE,
was raised up for that very end. They admitted No. 324 South Fifth Street,
women to speak in their meetings, (believing PIILADELPHIA,
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said in their meetings, and sometimes they were Communications must be addressed to the Publisher, wholly silent, though not often; for they admitfree of expense, to whom all payments are to be made. ted any one, who wanted information concerning
the meaning of any text, to put the question, An account of the life, travels, and Christian ex- and it was then expounded and spoken to, as
periences in the work of the ministry of Samuel they understood it: any one being admitted to Bownas.
shew his dissent, with his reasons for it: thus, (Continued from page 243.)
said he, we improve our youth in Scripture Some weeks after this, John Rogers, a Seventh- knowledge. I asked him, if they did not someday Baptist, from New-London in New England, times carry their difference in sentiments too far came near two hundred miles on purpose to to their hurt? He acknowledged there was visit me; he was the chief elder of that society danger in doing so, but they guarded against it called by other people Quaker-Baptists, as imagin- , as much as they could. ing (though falsely) that both in their principles He gave me a large account of the conference and doctrines they seemed one with us; whereas he had with William Edmundson, and told me they differed from us in these material particu- that nothing ever gave him so much trouble and lars, viz : about the Seventh-day Sabbath, and close uneasiness, as his opposing William Edin making use of baptism in water to grown mundson at that time he did, desiring me, if I persons, after the manner of other Baptists, and lived to see William Edmundson, to acquaint him using the ceremony of bread and wine as a com- with the sincere sorrow that he had upon his munion, and also of anointing the sick with oil. mind for that night's work. Nor did they admit of the light of truth, or At my return, I acquainted William Edmundmanifestation of the spirit, but only to believers ; son therewith, who desired me, if I lived to see alleging Scripture for the whole. They bore a bion again to let him know that it was the Truth noble testimony against fighting, swearing, vain William Edmundson bore testimony to that he compliments, and the superstitious observation opposed, and therefore it was no wonder that he of days, for which he had endured sundry long was so much troubled for his foolish attempt imprisonments, and other very great sufferings therein. besides, both of body and goods. He was a He gave me an account of bis convincement prisoner when William Edmuoson was in that and conversion which was very large, and al. country, (see his Journal page 90,) and had by though at first it was agreeable and very entersufferings obtained so compiete a victory over taiping, yet by his spinning of it out so long, he his opposers, that now they took no notice of made it disagreeable, for he staid with me five him ; he might do and say what he pleased. or six days, and it was the greatest part of his But he thought to himself, that he had carried discourse all that time, although I did sundry his opposition to the observation of the First-day times start other subjects, which he would soon as a Sabbath a little too far at times, so that he get off, and go on about his own experiences. would do all sorts of work, yea, drive goods or I queried, why he was so very stiff about the merchandize of sundry sorts in a wheel-barrow, Seventhday, and whether, upon a mild considand expose them to sale before the pulpit, when eration of the opposition he gave about their the priest was about the middle of his discourse, Sabbath, it was not by him carried too far? He if he was not hindered, which sometimes, though acknowledged, tbat he did not at first see clearly but seldom, happened; and would do any kind into the true meaning of the Sabbath, but that of labor, letting the people know his reasons for the provocations he met with from the priests, so doing was to expose their ignorance and (who stirred up the people and mob against him,) superstition in observing that day, which had might sometimes urge him farther than he was
afterwards easy with, in opposing them ; but, island, and had very large and open meetings. when he kept his place, he had inexpressible The people were thoroughly alarmed, so that I comfort and peace in what he did : adding, that found by experience that my long imprisonment the wrath of man works not the righteousness of had made me more popular and regarded, so that God.
they flocked in great numbers to where I was, He spoke very much of his satisfaction and and Friends were careful that they should have unity with George Fox, John Stubbs, John notice. They appointed a meeting for me at a Burn yeat, and William Edmundson, as the place called Cow.neck, at one Jacob Doughty's, Lord's servants, with sundry others of the first there not having been any at that place before ; visitors of that country ; that he knew them to be and as I lay in bed at my dear friend Jobn sent of God, and that they had carried the refor- Rodman's at the Bay-side, the night before, I mation farther than any of the protestants ever dreamt that an houest Friend was fishing in a did before them, since the general apostacy from large stone cistern, with a crooked pin for his the purity both of faith and doctrine.
hook, a small switch stick for his rod, and a About the beginning of the Eighth-month piece of thread for his line; and George Fox 1703, the Sheriff had an order to call or warn came and told me that there were three fishes eighteen men for a jury, to try their success a in that place, and desired me to take the tacksecond time. But whether they went upon the ling of the Friend, for that he wanted skill to old indictment or a new one, I could not under handle the matter : accordingly, methought he stand, but it was thought by some of the last (the Friend) gave me the rod, and the first time jury to be the same indictment that the first that I threw in I caught a fine fish. George jury went upon ; but I was never admitted to Fox bid me try again, for there were two more see it. The Sheriff had private instructions to in that place; I did and took up another. He get such men put into the jury, as they thought bid me cast in my book once more ; I did, and would answer their end, which he shewed me took a third : now, said George, there is no more with abhorrence, assuring me, he would never there. This dream was taken from me as if I do it; so the jury was fairly named, and they had not dreamt at all. The next day we went made no great matter about it, but in a short to the meeting, and were a little late, by reason time (as their predecessors had done before them) the tide and high fresh-water obliged us to ride they came in with their bill, signed Ignoramus; the farthest way, and when we came into meetwhich gave some of the lawyers cause to say, in ing a Friend was preaching on universal grace; a jocular way, they were got into an Ignoramus but in a little time he left off, and my heart country.
being full of the matter, I took it up, and we This was on the second day of the Ninth had a blessed powerful meeting, and all ended month, and the Court adjoined to the next day, well. at which time I was had into Court; which I l I returned with my friend Rodman to his was told was not regular nor lawful to bring a house, and in our way my dream came fresh into man to the bar that had nothing laid to his my memory, and that evening I told it to my charge by his peers, the grand inquest; however, friend Rodman, and gave him a description of I was asked, if I had any thing to offer to the George Fox's features and bulk, as he appeared Court ? I desired my liberty, and reparation for to me; and he said, I had a very just and right the wrong done me in taking it from me, &c. apprehension of him. He had been much with The judge told me, I might have my liberty, George Fox when he was in Barbadoes and was paying my fees. I replied, that I was informed well acquainted with him ; adding, this remarkthere were no foes due, as the case then was, ac-able dream shews some good done there* this cording to law; but if there had, I should not day. pay any, it being to me a matter of conscience. Now after I was clear of Long Island, (it being The judge said he believed so, and smiled, I just with me as if I had been set out from home,) speaking something to those near him, that was ' I found it of necessity to convene the elders, and not heard by me. However I was set at liberty I lay before them my concern. as I did when I by proclamation; and a large body of my dear came from home; and in a tender and fatherly friends, from all parts of the island, came to see way they took care to examine what I might be me cleared, and had me away with them in a in need of, both with respect to linen, woolen, kind of triumph, not being a little glad that I
pocket-money and a horse ; (for as yet I had not came off so honorably; and even the country I bought one, never finding freedom so to do). people who were not Friends were there in But Friends, to their praise be it spoken, assistabundance, and rejoiced exceedingly at my en-led me from stage to stage, and when I was in largement.
| prison I saw I had no want of a horse, and adI was now at liberty, after having been a mired the kindness of Providence in restraining prisoner one year wanting three weeks and about me from having one till wanted. And I had two days; but having not freedom to go away, I staid some time, visiting every corner of the There's a large meeting since settler there.
money plenty by the trade of shoe-making, so INTERESTING INCIDENTS CONNECTED WITH THE that I wanted none, nor did I want any neces
SOCIETY OF FRIENDS. saries for the journey but a companion, and then Towards the close of the revolutionary war, sundry offered themselves very freely to travel there was a remarkable season of visitation to with me. But my dear friend Samuel Bowne the young men of Philadelphia, and a remarkahad a concern to visit the eastern parts of New- ble closing in with the offers of mercy. JonaEngland, who had a fine gift, but not very than Evans, strong in mind, and decided in charlarge; I was very glad of his company, so we acter, turned from the evil courses of his youth, set forward in the beginning of the Twelfth- and offered his talents and energy to the service month, and the winter not being broke up, we of his Lord, who had, by the mighty hand of his rode over the ice in sundry places in Connecti- providence, brought his soul out of darkness into cut colony, some narrow and some broad rivers, his marvellous light. He had run with his parNew-London, the biggest, but we had no meetings ticular friend, Daniel Offey, jun., in the way of for near two hundred miles. The people being folly—broad, crooked, and self-pleasing ; and mostly rigid Presbyterians, counted it a great now he longed that his friend should run with crime to be at a Quaker's meeting, especially on him in the straight, narrow path of self-denial the Sabbath day, as they term the First-day of and the daily cross. Through the visitations of the week. But coming into Narraganset, we Divine grace afresh extended to Daniel, the conwere amongst Friends again. So we went for cern of his friend was promotive of his best inRhode Island, and there Friends were very terest; and they continued closely yoked together bumerous, and we had large meetings indeed. in love for each other, and the Lord's holy cause, There was a marriage of a young man (his name until the hand of death removed one, in compar. was Richardson) with a daughter of Thomas ative early manhood, to the rest of the righteous. Rodman, a man of the first rank in the island, Daniel received a gift in the ministry; and about 80 that we had the governor (his name was the time that his other intimate friend and asSamuel Cranstop) and most of the chief men in sociate, Peter Yarnall, was coństrained to open the government at the marriage, and we had a bis mouth in advocating the Lord's cause, he precious living time, which gave me great en- also was called to the work. William Savery couragement. The governor was very kind, and had just previously given up to a similar act of queried with me about my imprisonment, he dedication; and thus four young men, of uncombeing a great lover of Friends, but not a profest mon powers, and intimate associates, who had one himself.
rebelled against God, were taken captives by his From Rhode Island we went pretty strait grace out of the army of the devil, and having towards Hampton and Dover, having some meet- received free pardon, were made captains in the ings, but few, by reason we proposed to return Lamb's host. Of the labors of these faithful to the Yearly-Meeting in Rhode Island. ones we have yet more to say.
When we came to Dover, we had a pretty In the Second Month, 1781, Peter Yarnall large meeting, but we were both silent, at which having appeared in supplication in the Market I was somewhat amazed, it being new to me. street meeting house, George Churchman, who However, another meeting was appointed next was present, felt fearful that the youthful minisday, some little distance from Dover, which was ter had extended his petitions somewhat beyond much larger. My companion said something, what was best. On returning towards his home, but very little, and was uneasy that he said any this experienced elder believed it would be right thing. I was quite shut up, and after meeting to drop a tender caution and bint to his young I was exceedingly comforted, beiug filled with friend, and therefore wrote him a letter. He divine sweetness and heavenly joy that I was expresses therein his sympathy for Peter, his preserved, and did not force myself to offer. desires for his preservation, and also his feeling They appointed another meeting the day follow that there was a savour of life about the suppliing, some distance off, at which I found myself cation which had been offered. He then tenderly quite shut up, and held back as it were, from hints he had thought it might have been better saying any thing, and my companion was also to have closed it sooner, adding, that he felt silent, who after meeting looked upon me very“ great tenderness, yet witbal a care that thou, innocently, saying, Samuel, “What dost think in thy infant state, may be preserved from getthese people will say, that we should come so far ting out of, or swimming beyond thy depth in to appoint meetings amongst them, and have the stream, with which thy acquaintance and ex. nothing to say ?” It just then livingly came perience have been but short, although thy mind into my mind to reply, “ Fear na ave faith, has been mercifully turned, I hope, towards the nothing doubting we shall have enough to say way everlasting. I have apprehended some danbefore we leave them.”
ger has attended, and may attend, young hands, (To be continued.]
without great care, in regard of repetitions : pub.
lic prayer in a congregation being a very awful Be not provoked by injuries to commit them. thing, and He to whom it is addressed, being the Author of infinite purity. I believe there is our religious meetings, when other and more imno need of discouragement; but if the mind is perative duties do not prevent us. Those who sincerely devoted to the merciful Father, to seek | love the Lord and his holy cause—who love the for preservation out of every danger of forward friends of Truth, and rejoice to mingle with stepping, superfluous expressions, and fleshly them in religious exercise and feeling, unless mixtures, there will be Divine assistance afford they have a special call of duty some other way, ed to contrited souls, so that experience and will have no hesitation in coming to a judgment strength will, from time to time, be enlarged, that they ought to be at those meetings. If and a gradual growth witnessed, in a state which other duties present, religious or domestic, havis sound, healthy, and safe. That this may truly ing relation to our own health, the health of be thy state, is the sincere desire of thy well. others, or whatever they may be-on these we wishing friend, GEORGE CHURCHMAN.” may seek for the judgment of Truth, whether they
Peter Yarnall baving given up the wages of are sufficient to warrant our absenting ourselves. iniquity--the gain he obtained in his privateer. A love for the attendance of meetings bas been ing robbery—and having no patrimonial estate a characteristic of all true Quakers. Samuel to resort to for a maintenance, was now anxious Smith mentions his visiting Dorothy Owen, in to find some place where he might successfully North Wales, a young woman, noted for her exenter into practice as a physician. There ap-cellent gift in the ministry. He says she had peared to be an opening in Concord and its been several times to the Yearly Meeting at neighborhood for him, and there he settled in London, more than two hundred miles on foot, the spring, or early in the summer of 1781; al- and to Quarterly Meetings frequently from twenty though he seems to have spent some time there to fifty miles." Our late dear friend, that bonest during the previous winter. It need be no cause minister of the gospel, Ellen M'Carty, of Elkof wonder, if some persons were slow to receive land, Lycoming county, Pennsylvania, often the ministry of Peter Yarnall. They had heard walked to the next settlement to attend meeting much of his former habits of mimicry, and the --a distance of five miles, carrying a babe with manner in which he had preached, using the her. On one occasion, in winter, she remained style of different ministers, in the days of his all nightin the neighborhood of the meeting house wickedness. Yet the fear of those who were and in the morning found that snow had fallen to anxiously regarding him wore off, as he contin a considerable depth. She had two of her little ued humbly watchful, waiting on his Divine boys with her, who assisted her by turns with the Master for strength, and seeking in patient faith babe, until the infant became fretful, and would fulness to do his will. In the summer of 1782, cry whenever either of the brothers took it. he was acknowledged as a minister by his friends The whole burden now fell upon Ellen, and the at Concord; and, about the same time married difficulty of walking through the snow, with such Hannah, daughter of Benjamin Sharpless, of a weight in her arms, made the journey very Middletown.
toilsome to her, and she had frequently to sit Continuing faithful to apprehended duty, he down, overcome with fatigue. Harassed in body, soon felt drawn in gospel love to visit Friends in and tried in mind, she declared aloud she would other places; and with the unity of his Monthly not go to the meeting again. She reached home Meeting, in the year 1782, he visited the Quarter- safely, and things passed on during the week as ly Meeting of Fairfax. In 1783, beside religious usual; but on the next Seventh day, she found labors within the limits of his own Yearly Meet- a weight of darkness, and an uncommon depresing, he visited parts of New York and New Eng- sion upon her spirits. On feeling this, she sat land. He was engaged in various labors of love down in quiet, anxiously seeking the cause. in 1784 ; and in 1785, he removed to Yorktown, Her mind was soon illuminated clearly to discern where he resided for about six years. While he the truth, and she perceived a band pointing to still lived at Concord, finding some Friends were the meeting house, whilst she remembered the hesitating about going to Philadelphia to attend hasty resolution she had formed in her own imthe Yearly Meeting, on the ground that they patient will. She saw her error, took fresh courdid not feel enough necessity laid upon them to age to encounter the difficulties and trials of her warrant the journey, and looking for some spe- situation ; and the next day contentedly trudged, cial revelation in the matter, he exclaimed, “ As with her usual load, the five miles to attend her for me, I want no stronger revelation than to meeting, and seek for spiritual strength to susfeel that I have love for the cause of truth, and tain her own soul. She was careful henceforlove for my friends."
ward to be diligent in the performance of this There are some of our duties written so plainly as well as her other duties ; and in consequence in the very nature of things, that the assertion thereof, grew in the root of life, became an able of waiting for a special motion to perform them, minister of the gospel, and was made useful in will carry the conviction to the wise in beart, the household of faith. One day, whilst occuthat the pretended waiter is really seeking to pied in her domestic avocations, she found a evade them. Among these is that of attending I concern come upon her to go to a parade-ground,