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repair to the bathing houses, where they performtion. The tombs erected to their memory are most thorough ablutions. Both sexes and all very neat, and well put up. ages may be seen at this time of the day at these Tbe Consul General having arranged his domesestablishments, where for a few cash, they can tic establishment; and having had a flag-staff obtain hot and cold water in abundance. . erected on the shore, near his residence, be
Attached to the Goiosho, or government house, hoisted the first American Consular flag, in Japan, there was a large bazaar, fenced in from public on the afternoon of September 4th, 1856 ; and observations. This establishment was built in the San Jacinto, answering his parting salute, the shape of a paralellogram; on the front side, steamed out of the beautiful harbor of Simoda, facing the street, were the apartments for the on her way to Shanghai. And thus was marked gorernment officers; and on the three other sides, another era in the history of Japan, one of which facing the central portion of the lot, which formed may be the starting point in the opening up of a sort of court yard, were collected, under cover, that country to the world.
J. E. S. the wares for sale. Men were stationed at various points to facilitate examination of the articles, and carry those things purchased to the
THE NEW YORK JUVENILE ASYLUM. officers, who made a record of them, and received | A few weeks since a band of thirty-two boys the money-according to the present valuation and girls were sent to the west, under the care by the Japanese, our dollar is worth but 33 cents. of the superintendent of the House of Reception,
In this government bazaar was exhibited for a City branch of this Institution. We give the sale an assortment of lacquered ware, which, for following extracts from his report, made on his variety and novelty of design, absolute perfection return : and beauty of finish, was unrivalled.
| “By permission of the Board, I left New York, The art of lacquering is possessed by the on Monday Jan. 26, with twenty-four boys and Japanese in full perfection, and no other nation sis girls, for Tazewell County, Illinois. The can even approach them in the beauty or quality children attracted much notice during the jourof the works. This fact, even the Chinese, who ney for their good behaviour and fine appearance, make very handsome lacquer-ware, acknowledge. so much so that one gentleman handed me $10,
By invitation of the Governor, the officers and an another $5, (both refusing to give their paid him a visit at the Goiosho. After the pass- names), to be expended in refreshments for the ing of various compliments, and smoking, a fine children. We arrived at our place of destinarepast was served up. It consisted of many tion on Saturday evening, all in good bealth and courses: among which were various kinds of spirits. On Sunday, a clear cold day, soon after soups; and during the entertainment, warm saki breakfast, some thirty children, part of whom was freely passed around. This saki, which is bad found homes in that vicinity more than a made from rice, is the national drink, and is very year ago, began to come in, and soon an exhibi. palatable. All the trays, &c., were lacquered tion took place, such as I had never dreamed of, ware. The guests sat in a line in front of tables, notwithstanding my earnest wishes for the wel. on wbich were pipes, tobacco and fire; opposite fare of these poor children. No stranger could them were Japanese officials, at the head of whom have been present without having his feelings was the Governor, and in front of, and to the excited by the confidence and affection shown by right of him, was Moriama, a fine, gentlemanly them for their legal protectors, as well as by the man, the royal interpreter from Jedo. Behind care and solicitude exhibited in return. But to the Governor sat several reporters, who faithful- me, familiar as I had been with the antecedents ly recorded everything said at the interview. I of each child, the scene was one of peculiar said the reporters sat; but in truth, the Japanese interest. Here stood the little street vagrant, kneel rather than sit. Moriama spoke Dutch driven from home by the intemperance and vice quite fluently.
of a mother, once fast hurrying on to ruin, dow The scrupulous cleanliness of everything in saved, with her arm on her mistress's shoulder, the apartments of the Goiosho, attracted the at- showing in every look all that love and confidence tention, and excited the admiration of every one that should exist between a mother and daughter.
The dislike of the Japanese to have intercourse On my saying to her, shall I take you back with foreigners was manifest at the above inter- with me to New York ? she burst into tears ex. view, from their asking the Commodore if he had claiming. 'Oh I love my grand-mother too well not better take Mr. Harris, the Consul, back ever to leave her—she is so kind to me.' Here with him. They did not give him a residence too was the poor street-wanderer, with no one in Simoda proper, but placed him in a temple for a friend, with nothing to eat, and only some in a village called Kakasaki, on the other side old wagon or mortar.box for his bed; now the of the bay. It is in the grave yard attached to presumptive heir of broad acres, and having a this temple that they have set apart a small plat kind father and mother who have no other child of ground as an American cemetery ; and in it to share their love. I said, 'Andrew, do you like rest the remains of several of the Japan Expedi- your place ?' 'Oh, yes! I never knew what it was to live before I came to Belfane.' "Andrew,', 66c, afloat, and 63}c in the cars and in store. Oats said his father, ‘go out and see to the horses a and see to the horses are scarce; sales of Pennsylvania at 47 a 48c per
bushel. moment,' adding, as soon as he was gone, ‘Andrew is the best boy on Delavan Prairie,
MREEN LAWN BOARDING SCHOOL FOR kind and obedient, and giving no trouble: he is G GIRLS, uear Unionville, Chester County, Pa. just such a boy as I want for my son. On one The summer session of this school will commence on side stood a poor colored boy who had many a the fourth of Fifth month next, and continue twenty
weeks. The course of instruction, by competent time raked up his only meal for the day from
rom female teachers, will be extensive in all the usual the refuse of Washington Market, now well
branches comprising a ihorough English Education, dressed, showing every tooth in his head as he Drawing included. Terms fifty-five dollars per session, shook my hand and asked me to take a ride be one halt in advance. Fancy needlework at an extra hind his mare, that bad been given him for
charge of three dollars. The use of all Class Books,
Globes, Maps, Planisphere, Physiological Charts, Pens learning to plow so well last summer. And I land luk, two dollars per session. Those wishing to must not forget the poor, cheated, abused and enter will please give their names as early as possible. half-starved capal-driver, who now seemed to For circulars address the Principal, Unionville Post expand into something like a man, as he spoke
EDITH B. CHALFANT. 3 mo. 28. 3t.
Principal. of his New Year's present of 80 acres of prairie, and told me of his plan of fencing it with the M URPHY'S SCHOOL. This Institution having Osage Orange. But I should weary the Board M been in successful operation for the last 20 years, were I to relate all that I saw the first Sabbath
moth as a day school, will now receive six or eight female
pupils, (girls under 13 years of age prele, red,) as 1 spent in Illinois. Ii is sufficient to say, that boarders in the family. 'Attention will be paid to of the 35 children sent to this county some health, morals, &c. They will be required to attend months back, I saw and talked with 30, and Friends' Meeting on First days, accompanied by one heard from two more, and not one word of com- of their teachers, als
od of com. of their teachers, also mid-week Meetings is required plaint or dissatisfaction did I hear, except in a lof twelve weeks, (one-half payable in advance) in
by parents or guardians. Terms $35 00 per quarter single instance, when the master admitted the cluding board, washing, &c. For suriher particulars fault to be his own in having been too easy and enquire of LETITIA MURPHY, Principal. indulgent with the boy. Three bad run away
SARAH C. WALKER, Assistant.
No. 158, Main st., Frankford Pa. from their places who had been good children,
N. B. Plain and fancy needle-work taught. but had been induced to leave by evil counsellors.
3d mo., 21st, 1857,-4t.pd. Every one who knew the facts confirmed this statement. On Tuesday I commenced the work
I ONDON GROVE BOARDING SCHOOL FOR of visiting the children at their homes. I found
L YOUNG MEN AND BOYS.--It is intended to
commence the Summer session of this Institution on some at work, others at school, and all employed
the 1st 2d day in the 5th mo. next. Lectures will be as they usually were. And with a single excep- delivered on various subjects, by the teacher. Also tion, I found no occasion to desire the removal on Anatomy and Physiology, by a medical practitionof a single child; and that arose from the master er; the former illustrated by appropriate apparatus ;
the latter by plates adapted to the purpose. having begun to be intemperate since the boy
boy Terms; 65 dollars for 20 weeks. No extra charge was indentured. Steps were taken to procure al except for the Latin language, which will be 5 dollars. change of place, unless the evil was removed. For Circulars, including references, and furtber parMessrs. Chase and Wilsey, the resident agents of ticulars, address the Asylum, deserve much credit for their care
BENJAMIN SWAYNE, Principal,
London Grove P. O., Chester co., Pa. and attention to the children, not only in select
3d mo. 14, 1857. ing good places for them, but in requiring a strict compliance with the terms of the inden
DYBERRY BOARDING SCHOOL FOR GIRLS.
D The fourth session of this school, taught by JANE tures. Locations remote from railroad depots, I HILLBORN and Sisters, will commence on the 1st Second and from the demoralizing influences of the day in the Fifth month, and continue twenty weeks. great lines of travel, seem the peculiarly fitted | The usual branches of a liberal English Education will homes for children who have so early in life been be taught.
Such are found
| exposed to unhappy influences.
TERMS: $60 per session, one half payable in ad
vance, the other half at the end of the term. For in Tazewelland neighboring counties.”-Tribune.
Circulars, containing particulars, address,
'JANE HILLBORN, Byberry P. O., Pa. PHILADELPHIA MARKETS.
3d mo. 14, 1857.-80. FLOUR AND Meal.-The market for Flour is dull.
I ENESEE VALLEY BOARDING SCHOOL FOR Mixed brands sell at less than $6 121. Sales of better
U GIRLS — The Spring Term of this School will brands for home consumption at $6 15 a 6 25, and
| commence on the 2d of 3d mo. next, and continue extra and fancy brands at $700 a 7 50. There is
fourteen weeks. very liitle export demand. Rye Flour is held at $4 00
| TERMS.-$42 per term for tuition, board and washper barrel. Corn Meal is selling at $3 25 per bbl. ling
ing, fuel, pens and inks, for particulars address the GRAIN.- Wbeat is dull, but prices are steady. Principal for a circular. Sales of prime Pennsylvania red are making at $1 42
STEPHEN COX, Principal. a $1 45, and $1 55 a 161 for good white. Rye is
Scottsville P. O., Monroe Co., N. Y. steady ; sales of Penna. at 80 a 82c. Corn is in fair request; sales of old at 65c; prime yellow at 65 a Merrihew & Thompson, Prs., Lodgo St., North side Penda. Bank.
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very much to leave the past. I have sometimes felt that if I had more faith, more child-like
obedience, my situation might in some things EXTRACT FROM MEMOIR OF PRISCILLA GURNEY.
have been different, and my life more fruitful; Continued from page 20.]
but we cannot judge ourselves, “there is One In a letter to the physician, Dr. Hamilton, that judgeth." Nothing I have found availingly who had assiduously endeavored to promote her consoling, in illness and the prospect of death, recovery during her residence on the Isle of but looking to that mercy and redemption which Wigbt, she says, under date Earlham, Sixth covers our transgressions and forgives our sins ; Month, 1820 :
but how little and how imperfectly do I comOne other thing of much more importance has prehend, or really táke home, the fulness of the dwelt much on my mind about thee, and there- gospel dispensation ! fore I shall express it in writing, though I have The air of Cromer being considered more often done it in conversation. It is chiefly to favorable for her restoration than that of an intell thee how rejoiced and thankful I am that land residence, she was induced to remove thou art not disposed to cleave to auy particular thither in the early part of the Seventh Month. party in religion. I do truly and warmly desire At that place she writes, for the last time, in her for tbee that thy heart may be more enlarged journal :in the love of the gospel, and be enabled, in Seventh Month 20th, 1820.--My present life this love, to make allowance for the “ differences presents so remarkably shifting a scene, that I of administrations and of operations,” which we am become weary of relating every little partistill see are permitted to exist in the church of cular; yet I wish, for my own sake, and perChrist. I cannot help thinking there is some haps that of others, to note down the principal. real danger in the present day of a more ex- occurrences; baving still, and in all things, to clusive spirit among some Christians than the declare the goodness, power, and mercy of the seriptures at all justify. I have been particn- Redeemer,-of Him who remains the same yeslarly struck with the thirteenth of Corinthians, terday, to-day, and for ever. We left our quiet as applicable to individual practice, and as a and peaceful abode in tbe Isle of Wight on the part of Scripture which can hardly be too much (11th of Fourth Month, and ended our sojourn dwelt upon by Christians, and as rather pecu- there, upon the whole, satisfactorily, though liarly applicable in the present times : “ Though under a heavy cloud from the afflictions of our I understand all mysteries and all knowledge, beloved Powell and Hannah. . The loss of their and though I have all faith,” &c., "and have dear children has been almost the heaviest trial not charity, I am nothing.” When we see the we have ever sustained, and has cast the deepest evils which are in the world, the great prope- shade over our temporal prosperity and enjoyness to imperfection in all parties in the church ment; but I humbly trust a little of that faith militant, and above all, when we feel the depth which overcometh the world hath supported us, of corrupiion of the human heart, well may we especially their bereaved and afflicted parents. pray and heartily desire that the truth, as it is The Everlasting Arm has been underneath to in Jesus, may be preserved in its purity and sustain ; brut the conflicts of the last two months, fulness and excellency amongst us.
to some in our circle, have been of no light About two weeks after the foregoing, she nature. Our Redeemer has been surely visiting addressed her beloved cousin Hannah C. Back- our spirits as the Refiner and Purifier, and we house :
I have had to partake, not only of the baptism of
the Spirit, but also of fire ; this has often been ful for us. I have sometimes felt the desire for my individual experience. I left my dearest us all, that our faith, though it may be tried as Rachel (so long my companion and nurse,) and with fire, may eventually be found unto “praise, accompanied Joseph to Earlham, leaving our glory,” &c. I am, of course, now anxious to rebeloved circle in much distress. My heart serve my strength for the strong interest of being seemed torn by this sudden, but apparently with our dear Hannah. I think of thee, dearest necessary, separation from them all. These con- Elizabeth, with warm and grateful affection ; flicts, with other causes, brought on a serious ill. thou hast been a sister indeed to me and to us ness after my return home in the Fourth Month. all. I seem to bave no strength, I might almost I was most tenderly nursed by dearest J. and say no calling, for any other object of interest J-e, and E. R. soon after joined us from than my own family. My love particularly and Fakenham; but my whole body and spirit seemed affectionately to thy dear mother, and to J. and deeply wounded, and I often doubted whether I L. I can heartily rejoice to think of their prosever should recover the effects of it; but surely pering in the best way, and earnestly wish they the voice of the Lord is more powerful than the may persevere without fainting. Our day is noise of many waters, and this I have experienced. short, and how happy for those who are doing I spent thee months at home, in which I had their day's work in the day-time! I have selsome serious illness, much close confinement, dom felt this more forcibly than of late, though but, through great mercy, comparatively little brought into such a state of nothingness myself. bodily suffering. Upon the whole I have been | Very, very affectionately, farewell. permitted to partake of much peace and serenity
P. G. of mind; and 'occasionally something of that. It was the desire of her affectionate family, bright hope which is unspeakable and full of that Prisci
of that Priscilla Gurney should pass the ensuing glory; and I have much: enjoyed having dear
winter in a milder climate. Referring to the Catherine as my frequent companion, and being consideration of 1
10g consideration of this plan, she writes to one of once more at home with my 'very dear brother her and sister there, whose great kindness and affection have been an unspeakable alleviation to the
Cromer, Eighth Month 13th. pains and trials of illness. Our life has been The question which is soon coming before us, retired and much secluded from the world, and and which is already a subject of consideration accordant with my present state of mind and in the family circle, is, whether it would, or body. Our scene has now changed to Cromer, would not be a desirable measure for me to go where we are settled, for a few weeks, during to the South of France for the winter. If, after Joseph's visit to Ackworth.
serious consideration, we should conclude to
make the effort, I think it would not be prudent To her sister Elizabeth Gurney.
to commence our journey later than the begin. Cromer, Eighth Month 2d. Uning of the Tenth Monib, and it is on this ac. We have been settled here most comfortably count that we must not delay turning our attenand quietly for a week, and the benefit we have tion to the subjcct, though I much dislike, in my all derived from the change is greater than we uncertain state, to look forward to the future could almost expect. I had been so long in a more than can possibly be helped, and if it be a very poor and languid state, that a revival to me duty to give up home, I am, on many accounts, of health and strength is a great present enjoy. more inclined to the South of France, except on ment. The retirement and quiet of our life is this account, that it would be necessary to leave as salutary as the air, which has been delight- home so much the sooner. The attractions to fully warm and mild, and yet refreshing. We France are meeting F. and C., tbe motives for live much out of doors, lounging on the sands, it are, that my case still seems to admit of so and riding in our little cart. I have also, the much hope that, if a sacrifice is to be made, it last day or two, mounted a nice donkney. And is better to do it effectually at once. The better now, my dearest sister, I must turn to you and I am, the more I am disposed to go abroad, beyour concerns, and which, I am sure, are near cause of the reasonable hope it presents of being my heart. From various causes, the last few of material benefit; but when I am ill, I am months have appeared to me a time of remark- very faint-hearted at the prospect, and am doubtable exercise and discipline to many in our ful how far I could undertake it. Thus, at precircle; we have had to feel and experience some sent, I am wholly in obscurity as to all future thing of the “ Refiner's fire,” both from within movements, but I am thankful to say I am not and from without, and many individuals in our anxious; I trust and believe, light will arise on own family have been called to the exercise of my path, both in reference to things temporal patience and submission. I have also felt it to and spiritual. myself a time of uncommon proving; but from Increased illness rendered it undesirable to whence do all our trials and provings spring ?- pursue the course wbich had been anxiously rewe must not, and cannot, doubt they are need. I commended by her physician and nearest con.
nexions, and with some degree of encouragement she thought we were called to publish, or particontemplated by herself. She remained in a cularly to declare, our love to God,—that was house on the cliff at Cromer until the Eighth to be manifested in the days of health and Month; when she was removed to that of her strength, when we were to show our love by our dear brother and sister Buxton, Cromer Hall, services. It was an inexpressible blessing to be which, from its sheltered situation, appeared a left in the days of sickness to rest,—not to be very suitable residence. Here she was tenderly called upon to declare or reveal our love by words. nursed by her bereaved sister, in whose deep She talked much of the power of an endless life, affliction she had largely shared.
which was at times to be found in attending the The succeeding narrative of the few remaining dying, but had very seldom trusted this to be months of Priscilla Gurney's valuable life, is the case. “I did with J. W.,” she said, who selected from the journals of her sisters H. Bux- without much profession had lived, she believed, ton, L. Hoare, and Rachel Gurney.
in a waiting spirit. She turned to herself and “ August 31st.—Priscilla and I had some said, how often did she know this power of interesting conversation after reading the third Eternal life while lying on her own bed. chapter of 1st Peter. This Epistle opened to 15th.-P. addressed us before taking leave of her with such particular force. She remarked us at night,-expressed her thankfulness for that the prospect of meeting those that were the sweet communion we had enjoyed togetbergone was animating; that to see God and be something of the joy as well as peace of believwith him was our chief hope and joy; but that ing; and she said she had herself never been she believed the wish to be with those whom more sensible than at this time of the power of we love, and to have our connections with them that voice which says “ Peace, be still,” notwithperfected, was a must allowable source of com- standing the sorrow and conflict which we had fort and encouragement. She dwelt upon this, tasted; and added to that it was not the -that our relationships will be perfected in service in which he had been engaged among
us, or the gifts that had been exercised for our“ September” 10th.—After a day of great selves, but that it was the Christian charity which illness, R. stayed with her all night. I went had been shed abroad in his heart towards us to her at seven, found her very low; I expressed that had diffused its sweet influence, and had my sense of the power and presence of the Lord been both consolatory and uniting to her feelings. in her chamber; she replied, “ It is true, it is a “ Tongues shall cease and prophecies sball fail,” comfort." I said, even in the conflict yesterday, but “charity never faileth ;" and that this I could not but feel He was dear, sustaining and charity might bind us more and more together belping. “I felt it most sensibly," she an- was her prayer. swered. After she was up, I read the third of 16th.-Sitting by Priscilla before she was up Ephesians : her countenance was animated by this morning: she began by saying she felt very the description of the love of Christ; and she free from disease. What a trial it would be to expressed her admiration of it, as if entering into re-enter life! In some things one dare not wish! and comprehending it. We talked of the high (implying a wish to recover) it would indeed be spiritual attainments of some Friends, beyond retracing one's steps. those of any other set of people. W. Forster
[To be continued.] and S. Grellet, she mentioned as instances, where everything appeared brought into subjection to
EXTRACT FROM A LETTER. the power of the Spirit. She thought was
3d mo. Ist, 1857. one of the most constantly on the watch of any. It is pleasant, yes delightful to know and she knew. The place of Friends in the church feel that those whose friendship we cherish are was, she thought, to hold up the bighest stand- the same in opinion, view things by and through ard of holiness.
the same lenses with ourselves; but if this is “ September” 14th.-P. said, with regard to not always, why should it create disaffection? If the fear of death, the bodily part was by nature we meet each other, and compare our views, weak, but that the sting was wholly removed knowing that each is honest and sincere in bethrough Christ. She had rather have people lief, desiring to fit and square our every deed, silent on the hope set before them in their desire and thought, to one object, and that friends' death. It was a hope in common; but object simply the wish to do what is good and the flat and supposed necessary mention of such right, and to avoid that which is evil and wrong, things was to her very unpleasant; and as to all then can we go on our way rejoicing; and all religious conversations about a person, or to a works together for good. I do not know, dear, person who was on a death-bed, that did not flow to what thou particularly alludes in thy letter, from a spring of Divine life within us, it was, but thought perhaps you great folks in the great she thought, vain and unprofitable. To seek to city, who had been building yourselves a great find out a person's mind was undesirable : a time meeting house, had not quite reached what is of illness and incapacity was not the period when promised in the millenium, but so it will be ;