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de land ob Beulah, where it always am light. the Meeting for Sufferings printed this testimony, But, my brederen, all comparison be two dispas- it would use its discretion in omitting these sionate, and an angel's words am too cold to de- portions. Many Friends thought, on the other scribe de raptures ob salvation! It am unspeak-hand, that a great part of the value of these able and full ob glory. De life ob innocence and testimonies would be lost, if there was any supprayer; de sweet, child-like smile and de swim- pression of traits of character that must be remin' eye ; de countenance so glorious in death, gretted by others, especially when accompanied, dat but for decay, de body ob de gone home as in this instance, by an acknowledgment of saint might be kept as a breathin' statue of peace great willingness to take counsel of others, and and patience, smiling in victory ober all de sor- that great profit is to be derived from a careful rows ob life and de terrors ob death, are de nat- and impartial narrative of the lives of those ural language ob dis holy passion. 0, Glory to whom we look up to as advanced and sincere God! I feels it to-day like fire in my bones ! | Christians.” Like a chained eagle, my soul rises toward her! From the answers to the queries it would appative heben, but she can only iy just so high. pear that the “distraints for ecclesiastical deBat de fetters ob flesh shall fall off soon, and den mands” amounted to £6,100, being a small * • I shall bathe my weary soul
diminution compared with last year. Upwards In seas ob hebenly rest,
of one third of the whole amount was from the And not a wabe of trouble roll
County of Essex. “Several Friends expressed Across my peaceful breast.""
their satisfaction at the very great decrease in the
amount taken from Friends for church rates, the FRIENDS' INTELLIGENCER.
distraints for this impost having almost disap
peared in some parts of England.” “Many PHILADELPHIA, SEVENTH MONTH 18, 1857.
Friends addressed the meeting in valuable and
highly interesting communications.” “Alfred We acknowledge the reception of a copy of Lucas felt it his duty to express his earnest conthe " British Friend,” with a communication viction of the unsoundness of the spirit of innofrom our friend S. M. J., and notice his sug- vation now so much abroad in our Society, and gestion to lay before our readers the proceed
and depended on these alone, we should have no ings of the late Yearly Meeting held in London.;
·more of this desire for change.” e have read the accounts published in the “Joseph Sturge said that he had felt the “ British Friend,” and also in the “ London | great necessity of carefulness on the part of those Friend," of what transpired in this meeting, and Friends who were in the possession of wealth, find a similarity in them. although the latter is and urged the responsibility that devolves on more concise than the former.
such in the mode of using their property."
Its deliberations - Joseph Thorp was greatly encouraged in a were marked by a diversity of sentiment, equal belief that there is in the Society at the present We would sappose to anything we have ever known time a more sound appreciation, especially among in our body. The practice of giving publicity our younger members, of true Christian doctrine, to its proceedings in the pages of the periodicals
than at any time during the past hundred years.
In his own monthly meeting, consisting of nearly accustomed to publishing them, was objected to. I one thousand members, there was not now a It was ultimately agreed to refer the subject to single case of delinquency on the books. He the Meeting for Sufferings, with liberty for that thought the elder Friends present must have meeting to print such selections or extracts as I been struck with the greater gravity of deport
| ment and interest in the business of the meeting it thought suitable for transmission to the sub
displayed by the younger members than in years ordinate meetings.
gone by; and he believed that in many of those Among the testimonies read was one on behalf whom one would not recognise, from their outof Martha Thornhill: “ A long and very instruc- ward appearance, to belong to our Society, there tive document, it alluded to various snares into was an earnest attachment to its religious prinwhich the deceased had been led in her youth, ciples.” especially an inordinate addiction to the reading "A minute prepared by the Meeting for Sufof novels, to the neglect of her daily duties, and ferings, by direction of the last Yearly Meeting, also to an infirmity, after her acknowledgment advising young Friends against commencing as a minister, in occasionally exceeding her gift. life when they enter the married state, on a William Ball had not a clear judgment as to the scale of living and expenditure similar to that desirability of calling such prominent attention, of their parents, was submitted to the meeting.” after the decease of a minister, to failings of this Not fully expressing the sense of the meeting it character, especially in so important a subject as was referred to a small committee-the revision the exercise of the ministry; and hoped that if of it was approved at a future meeting. Another minute of last Yearly Meeting, was read relative that the minute might be read in their Yearly to the oversight of the younger members of the Meeting.” Society. Reports from nearly all the Quarterly of the “Salutation to all who bear the Meetings were received expressive of some name of Friends,” our correspondent S. M. J. further steps since last year in holding meetings has taken particular notice. of a combined social and religious nature for the “One or two individuals were afraid of its young people in large towns, appointing com- being supposed that London Yearly Meeting, mittees to visit them at their houses, and other by this procedure, would be supposed to be desirsimilar means. The report from York Quarterly ous of embracing in religious fellowship many Meetings partook of the character of an essay who had gone great lengths in deism, even to on our distinguishing principles and peculiari- the denying of the Lord who bought them.” ties."
“ Another Friend observed that he set a high “ A proposition was read from Gloucester and value upon the production, as the testimony of Wilts Quarterly Meeting, that the rules of the such a body as the Yearly Meeting of London Society which preclude Monthly Meetings from to the great Truths of the Gospel as professed passing first cousins in order to marriage should by Friends; and for its affording a satisfactory be removed, so as to allow of such marriages at test whereby all who bear the name of Friends our meetings.” The subject was referred to could judge of their claim to that distinctive apnext Yearly Meeting, after much discussion, in pellation.” Another quoted the 2 Cor. 6: 14which there was an attempt to prove by the “ Be ye not unequally yoked with unbelievers," record of the Old Testament, that such connec- &c. While some considering the varied and tions were formed with divine sanction among discordant character of those addressed were unthe Israelites.
willing to style them “ Dear Friends.” “ After The subject from York Quarterly Meeting all, we believe the prevailing sense of the meetlaid over from last year, was again referred “to ing was in favor of the retention of the above ep. the favorable consideration of the Yearly Meet. ithet, but the meeting gave way to the two or ing another year.” The object of it being to three, considering the Salutation' itself bore obtain permission for the solemnization of mar- throughout sufficient internal evidence of its riages after the manner of Friends in meetings, I breathing the spirit of love." in cases where only one of the parties is a mem. “ Dr. Thomas, (of Baltimore, MD ,) liked the ber—as also in cases where neither of the con- document, and had no doubt it would be largely tracting parties is in membership, provided such read by all to whom it was addressed, and spoke make profession with the Society, and on whom of the great attraction felt among many of those the being married is not to confer any rights of who had departed from us and their descendants, membership.
for this Yearly Meeting, referring especially to The subject of education claimed due atten- the eagerness with which they had attended tion-reports of several schools under the care meetings held by travelling ministering Friends of the Society were presented.
from this country; a statement which was conOn account of the manufacture, sale, and use firmed by Daniel Williams, (from Indiana.)” of “ alcoholic liquors as beverages," much con- " James Clark expressed his conviction that cern prevailed, but the meeting was not prepared many of those who had joined the seceding boto legislate upon the subject so far as to make dies in America, had done so rather from party the practice thereof a disownable offence. We reasons and other motives than an abandonmentof should judge from what appears in the report, any of our great Christian principles.”. “Thomas that English Friends are considerably behind Pumphrey thought the document should be sent their American brethren in this respect
to all without distinction, who bear or assume It was stated that “the number of Friends at the name of Friends, and that we should not Pyrmont has become very small, while those in thereby become identified with any party.” Norway are on the increase, and in a living, healthy William Bennett thought it ought to be clearly condition. The number of meetings for worship understood to whom it was addressed; and sugnow held by them was stated to be thirteen, and gested that two or three able and impartial those attending them amount to between three Friends should be appointed to convey it to those and four hundred.
for whom it is intended, to convince them that Other interesting information was given in it is issued in no sectarian spirit." With the relation to those professing with Friends on the omission of the words “ dear friends,” the adContinent of Europe.
dress was signed by the clerk on behalf of the “No epistle was issued to the Yearly Meeting meeting. of Philadelphia, but a minute had been prepared
We know not how conciliatory the tone of this by the sub-committee, expressive of continued Christian love and interest in Friends of that epistle may be, nor are we disposed to call in Yearly Meeting, and forwarded with the general question the sincere desire for the restoration of epistle and other documents, with the request | love and harmony in those who prepared it; but when we call to mind that the convulsions through
For Friends' Intelligencer.
THE WEATHER, &c. which the Society in this country passed more than thirty years ago, were occasioned by the at
In the review of the weather for last week,
published in the last week's Intelligencer, it was tempt to engraft upon the simple stock of Qua-|
stated upon the authority of the record kept at kerism the mysterious doctrines of theology, and the Pennsylvania Hospital, that 7.95 inches of to insist upon their adoption as a test of church rain fell during the Sixth month of last year. fellowship, we are not sanguine as to the result. This should have been for 1855, and not 1856, The charges then and since so industriously cir- |
ir and the latter date should be substituted for
“ last year" wherever it occurs. The informaculated against the large poay of friends who tion was furnished the writer correctly, and the at that eventful period resisted these encroach-blunder was his own exclusively. J. M. E. ments, have never been officially contradicted, Phila. 7th mo. 18, 1857. and if believed, must still constitute a ground of
For Friends' Intelligencer. disunion in the ininds of those who bold these
WILLIAM PENN. doctrines to be of paramount importance to the " William Penn is best known to us, perhaps, fundamental principle of our profession. as the peaceful founder of Pennsylvania, who
The body of Friends with which we are con had the enviable distinction of having treated nected, now constitute six Yearly Meetings on
the Indians as they deserve to be treated, and
having received from them the liveliest proofs this continent, and we believe there is among
of affection and fidelity. We follow in imaginathem an increasing feeling of love and unity, and tion the triumphant marches of Napoleon, and this will continue to increase so long as we main are surprised at what he overcame. We are tain the fundamental principle of our profession, dazzled by the splendor of his victories, and allowing each to follow the dictates of his own
amazed at the strength of his indomitable will.
But when we call to mind that he was actuated, judgment on speculative points.
for the most part, by nothing higher than sways Our primitive Friends were gathered out of a the actions of ambitious school boys, our amazevariety of sects, and no doubt retained many of ment is turned into shame, that man who is their educational views, yet uniting in the testi- placed at the head of creation on
dowed with the higher prerogative of a moral mony, that “ Christ had come to teach his peo
peo- nature, should be a slave to himself. It was ple himself,” they regarded all else as of minor Penn's distinction, on the contrary, to obey his import, knowing that obedience to this “ anoint-moral nature, to give conscience her rightful ing" constituted their salvation.
supremacy; to gain the greatest of all victories, We are fully convinced that this doctrine is the victory
the victory over himself.
It is comparatively easy to go forth with all the same for which they suffered imprisonment the enthusiasm of chevalier. when excit and death, the same alluded to by the apostle a glow of passion, or followed by the world's apwhen he declared, “By grace ye are saved, plause; but it is only one in a thousand who, through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is like him, has successfully battled with the tempthe gift of God ;” and in conclusion we are re
tations which do so easily beset us.' Here are
the evidences of a true heroism. The power minded of the language of the blessed Jesus.
which enabled him to do this was derived from " A tree shall be known by the fruits,” and his Christian faith. again, “ By this shall all men know that ye are The efficacy of prayer was to him from early muy disciples, if ye have love one unto another.” youth a soul-sustaining reality. He felt assured
that his spirit could be acted upon by the Infinite
Spirit. He knew that man could receive divine MARRIED,– On 25th of 6th mo., in Halfmoon Town. assistance, and his whole life was a demonstraahip, Centre Co., Pa., JEREMIAH Way, son of John and tion of the fact. He knew that Christian faith Mary Way, to MARY ANN, daughter of Thomas and Ann Beans.
and Christian love would sustain him in every event of his life, however dark and unusual, as
on the occasion of his memorable treaty with the DIED,- At his residence in Lancaster Co., on the Indians. sixth of Fifth month, 1857, SAMUEL Brinton, in the "See him." says another, 66 with weapopless 70th year of his age; a member of Sadsbury Monthly hond wittino down with his followers in the
midst of savage nations, disarming them by his -, or consumption, on the 31st of Fifth mo., at his father's residence near Curwinsville, Clearfield"
ial justice, and teaching them for the first time to Con, Pa., Tuomas B. Way, son of Job and Jane Way, view a stranger without distrust; see him, with in the 23d year of his age.
| his companions establishing his commonwealth
on the sole basis of religion, morality and uni- of the Northern States, because we are convinced versal love." While many have sacrificed their that the salvation of the country from a great noblest energies to a mistaken theory of life, he commercial revulsion now wholly depends upon has taught mankind by his precept and example the crop of 1857. If the aggregate production that no part of nature should be despised or neg is a full average one, we may look for another lected.
year of great prosperity before the comet finally He was as active in his benevolence, as he was upsets all our calculations. But if there should silent in his meditations; and although he knew be such a failure of crops as to induce any conby experience, that “the life of God in the soul siderable increase of price of food, we shall be of man is as far above the life of the body as almost sure to see such a stoppage of business by heaven is above the earth, it was his wisdom to those who employ the great mass of laborers in know, too, that the path to heaven leads through cities, villages, manufactories, and public works, this world ; and he was accordingly as faithful on account of the high price of provisions and in the manifold relations of daily life as in his labor, that a reaction will take place, and all kinds private devotions.
of farm produce will in the end be so reduced in He has taught us that a life of patient medita-value as to seriously affect the farmer's prosperitions is not incompatible with a life of unremitted ty for many years. It is, therefore, doubly imexertion; and he especially calls upon those who portant that he should put forth his energies think that business must come first and religion now to prevent such a calamity. afterwards, to renounce their error and seek a Not only is the grain of buckwheat valuable, closer communion with the unseen and eternal. but so is the straw; and, if well cured, it will be
eaten greedily by horses, sheep and horned catMorgan Co., Ohio, 6th mo. 1857.
The green stalks of Buckwheat, as analyzed
by Crome, exhibit the following result : BUCKWHEAT.
lbs. Now, this very day, the twenty-third day of
Water June, or the very day, Messrs. Readers of the
4.7 Tribune, that you read this article, provided
Woody fibre. that day is before the 10th of July, in the lati
Albumen tude of New York City, will be the day for you
Extractive matter and gum
2.6 to sow buckwheat. It is a duty to yourselves and your country that we conjure you not to neg
Total . . . 100 lbs. lect. It is, in a favorable season, a very profitable crop. That this is and will be a favorable The grain is excellent food for man and all his season we have every reason to believe. First. domestic animals, and therefore we hope that the ground is saturated with the late copious man will seize upon the present moment to inrains, so that it is in admirable condition for seed-crease its production. It may be sown upon aling, and in all probability will be, from the heat most any kind of soil, but most profitably upon of July and August, in the very best possible land of moderate fertility, infested with weeds, condition for the growth of the plant and pro- which buckwheat more than any other crop helps duction of a more than average yield of grain. Ato eradicate. The best land for buckwheat is an We have never seen a more favorable season for old meadow or pasture sod, deeply plowed and a buckwheat crop ; and that it is likely to be a thoroughly harrowed, which may be advantageousprofitable one this year is proved by the fact ly dressed with ashes or plaster. From half a that all coarse grain was exhausted last Spring bushel to one bushel of seed per acre is sown by during the terrible scarcity of food for cattle, and different persons. The best crop we ever grew that such grain this Summer bears an unusually was from twelve quarts of seed per acre. There high price, and that the cold, wet Spring has is no need, as some suppose, of thrashing buckprevented the sowing of the usual quantity of wheat immediately. It may be stacked as well oats and barley, and the corn now growing is as any other grain, and it may and should alsmall in quantity and size, and the frequent rains ways be thrashed by a machine. It should be have prevented its proper cultivation, so that a harvested before the top branches are ripe, befull corn crop is now by no means certain ; and cause it continues to bloom till stopped by frost, should it fail, it will make buckwheat still more and when that occurs it should be cut at once necessary and more profitable, so that we feel by a cradle. impelled to advise every person who can possibly It is cured by raking the swaths into bunches do it to“ plant one acre more” of buckwheat, if about the size of bundles of oats, and squeezing he has failed to make that desirable addition to the heads together with binding, and setting his erops in anything else.
upon the butts till dry enough to thrash or stack. We urge this last chance of increasing the pro- It is a good plan to harrow the ground as soon duction of grain this year upon all the farmers as the crop is off, by which most of the scattered
grain will be covered so as to vegetate, and be garnered, awaiting the arrival of wholesale killed by frost, and then the succeeding Spring merchants with their two-horse wagons, to whom crop will not be injured. Indian corn should they are about to sell the sickening trash. You never be planted upon a buckwheat stubble. It hasten to the street. The wagons are in waiting. is not injurious to other crops, and, when plowed The accumulated nastiness is moving from the in green, the buckwheat plant serves an excel- yards. Progress is being made in transferring lent purpose as manure.
barrels, boxes and tubs from the yard. MuniciFarmers ! in conclusion, we conjure you to pal corruption corrupted! Whew! what a plant a large buckwheat crop for this year. smell ! At least a dozen carts are being loaded
in the street, and this, too, at the business hour A BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF A PORTION OF THE of the day, 1 o'clock p. m. Well would it be if INHABITANTS OF OUR GREAT CITIES.- Could this was but once in a lifetime. It is a regular they be persuaded, instead of thus congregating,
daily transaction, yet, strange to say, respectable
& families reside and do business in that neighborto emigrate to the country, and engage in more hood and vicinity. These carts frequently rehealthful labor, they might not only enjoy the main in the streets for three or four hours, waitpure air, but by industry secure to themselves ing for their daily customers who may have homes which would be greatly preferable to those strolled too far away from Paradise with their dens of wretchedness.—ED.
| heavy burdeņs to return in due time.
Our reporter, with Health-Warden Green, vis"RAG AND BONE-PICKERS' PARADISE." ited several other kindred places in the Ward, In the rear of Nos. 88 and 90 Sheriff street, and came to the conclusion that, notwithstandin the Eleventh Ward, is located “ Rag-pickers' ing the Warden had made a great improvement Paradise.” It is so named from the fact that in the sanitary condition of the pickers, they are hundreds of rag and bone-pickers reside, assort still a nuisance, detrimental to the health of the and sell their stock in trade at that point. For- Ward and City; and the business should at once merly this place, and numerous others in this be discontinued and transplanted beyond the ward, were greater nuisances than they are at city limits. If that cannot be done, certainly the present time. Parties doing business at these the carts should be placed under the superintenplaces have, during the past year, been under dence of the City Inspector's Department, and the supervision of Health Warden Green. By the day-scavengers compelled to submit to all the dint of persevering daily efforts, he has partially rules and regulations which govern night-scav. succeeded in educating them in the matter of engers.--Exchange paper. cleanliness. Much yet remains to be done. The entrance to “Rag-pickers' Paradise” is from Sheriff street, when you at once approach a block |
PALM OIL. of dilapidated cottage buildings with narrow bal. The oil palm of Western Africa, besides conconies, in which are hung large quantities of tributing largely to the domestic wants of the cast-off garments, rags, &c., in the process of natives, supplies, in the oil which is extracted drying.
from its nuts, an article of commerce most imThis block is occupied by pickers both male portant in the European and American markets and female. As you pass you are saluted at once of the present day. The value of palm oil anon entering by a regiment of dogs, and you may nually imported into England from West Africa regard yourself fortunate if you escape a bite. alone, at the present time, is very little short of At least fifty or sixty dogs are kennelled within a million sterling. The nuts, which are comthe yards and houses. Some of them have evi. (monly shaped like, though something smaller dently in their day done service, harnessed to than, a pullet's egg, grow in large clusters of the rag carts in the transportation of the sicken- five or six hundred and upwards. They are exing nuisances in the shape of decayed vegetables, ternally smooth, of a rich yellow and red color, damaged meat, bones, bread, cheese and numer- and contain a thick oily fungous flesh, with a ous other obnoxious sundries, which are scattered small stone in the centre. After exposure for promiscuously in the yard, and emit a stench al. some days in the sun, they are bruised, and the most upendurable by mortal man, who has never crushed paste is placed in boiling water, and educated his nasal orgads to relish such vile stinks afterwards passed through cloth, when a large for the sake of hoarding up a few hundred dol. quantity of a limpid orange-yellow oil separates, lars.
which has scarcely any taste, but exhales a It is mid-day. You enter the rooms occupied powerful odor that has been compared to violets. by the pickers. Their rags and bones are mainly This hardens when cool to the consistence of assorted there. In barrels, boxes, baskets and butter, and is used as such, as well as for other pans, on the table, under the table, in chairs, purposes, by the natives, and especially as an and every corner of the room, may be seen the ingredient for a sort of gallymaufry, which bears most disgusting collection of matter gathered and the name of “palaver sauce.” They also eat