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head dispersed, and to a certain extent all was 1 holy men of old, in whom was revealed the
dazzlingly beautiful; but the vallies still lie light of Christ. The writer clearly defines the
shrouded in mists, which are constantly shifting object of the founders of Quakerism.
about in the most tantalizing manner imagina-
ble. It is now past 12, and as there is no per- dot “ to establish a sect that they preached and
manent change for the better, there seems labored, but to turn men everywbere to • Christ
strong indications of our spending another within the hope of glory,' to convince men of
night among the clouds. It is the most “un the wonderful truth, that that which bringeth
capny" sort of abode we have yet been in, and
the people look as if they never thought of salvation is nigh even in the heart, and that
washing either their faces or floors. Morning

which convicts men of sia is the only power
Our parience in braving the discomforts of yes which shall save from sin.” This,” he says,
terday has been fuHy rewarded, and before 5 Wie a doctrine too comprehensive to be confined
o'clock this morning the bell was sounded, to any age, clime or station. It was but the
announcing to the inmates of the shanty that
it was worth their wbile to arise and walk up a fresh announcement, in a day of deep spiritual
small hill, whence a grand view of the moun. declension, of that overflowing stream of divine
tains and of the lower world by sunrise was to grace proceeding from the inexhaustible ocean
be obtained. We were soon up and dressed of God's love."
(after a fashion) and scrambling up the hill,
over ibe hard frozen ground, watched with de-
light the gradual revelation of the charming TO CONTRIBUTORS. - The Reminiscence of
landscape around and beneath us.

We were

a Golden Wedding," by “L,” is pleasantly so elevated as to seem almost on a level with the glorious snow mountains that hemmed us in written, but we think unless there is something on one side, while, on the other, lakes and remarkable attending them, the notice of such vallies and streams and villages lay spread out, occasions is not appropriate to our pages. That in one broad and beautiful picture, bounded only this period should be a season of especial inby the distant chain of the Juras, defining the terest to relatives and friends is most natural, horizon. It was indeed a lovely prospect,

aud one that is not to be seen in this region of and calculated to awaken feelings of gratitude cloud-land, excepting very rarely. Coffee was that two lives blended in one should bave been ready for us when we re-entered the house, and preserved in harmonious action for fifty years. by 7 o'clock we were on our way down the The modern practice of dividing this space niountain, walking for half an hour and then into various celebrations of a kindred character, resuming our saddles. I had a most sensible and cautious little pony, and we had a delight- seems to us, however, to rob it of much of that ful ride of three hours in the fresh, pure morning sacrednesss and force which should be peculiarly air, stopping a few minutes at a cheese maker's its own. cabin for a glass of milk and some bread and cheese, which tasted all the better for our early “F. L.” we can unite, and, with him, believe

In the concern for our Society expressed by breakfast. (To be continued.)

that there are those

among

the

young men who

are favored to see that the “honors and friend. FRIENDS INTELLIGENCER. ships” of the world, with the pursuit of riches, PHILADELPHIA, TWELFTH MONTH 14, 1867.

bave a tendency to choke the "good seed," and

produce a state of lukewarmness and indifference THE LIFE OF GOD IN THE SOUL.—This is in regard to that life which is attainable only the title of an essay over the signature of B., through the prevalence of the love of God. which has recently been published in Friends' We would encourage F. L., and all others who Review. We do not know the name of the have been aroused to a sense of the deficiencies author, but recognize in the earnest words for existing among us, not to dwell unduly upon the cause of Truth, a concern with which we them. Where this sight is given and made can sympathize. Extracts that especially in. available by obedience to the law written upon terested us will be found in the fore part of the heart, surely the divine blessing will rest.

It is individual faithfulness to this law that will Amid the many cries of “Lo! here is Christ, enable our Zion to “put on strength” and or Lo! he is there,” it is grateful to discern a “shake herself from the dust” which may have call to the divinely illuminated path trodden by gathered upon her garments.

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Ereata.—Io the “ Review of the Weather, &c.,'', the ninth century downward. Among them
in the latelltgencer of last week, a typographical he has not deemed it needful to include those
error of some importance occurred. The mean
temperature of the 11th month" for 1867 should eminent men who were directly concerned in
read • 47.79 deg.," wbich will then make the conclu- the great revolution which took place in the
ding remarks as to contrasts of temperature correct.
Philadelphia, 12th mo. Ist, 1867. J. M. E. beginning of the 16th century, as their bis-

tories are accessible to the public at large.
MARRIED, on the 21st of Eleventh month, 1867, at
the residence of Jobn Alston, near Middletown, Del.,

From a hasty glimpse at its pages we should under the care of Camden Montbly Meeting, WILLIAM judge it contains much to interest those who Penn Norris, of Kent Co., Md., to Many ANNIE WIL- desire an acquaintance with the poble men of 8on, daughter of the late Robert Wilson.

on the 26th of Eleventh month, 1867, by past ages, whose lives are here delineated, such Friends' ceremony, at the house of Wm. B. Webb, in this city, RICHARD T. Turner, JR., to MARTHA E. as Claudius of Turin, Peter De Waldo, John Birch, both of Kent Co., Md.

Wycliffe, John Huss and a number of others.
on the morning of 28th of Eleventh month,

We have also received from G. P. Putnam
1867, according to the order of the Society of Friends,
Maulon K. Paist and Harriet P., daughter of Sarah & Son, 661 Broadway, New York, through J.
J. and the late Reuben Webb, both members of Green B. Lippincott & Co., an “ Atlas to Fay's great
St. Monthly Meeting.

outline of Geography for High Schools and
Died, at his residence in Springboro, Ohio, on the Families, with a Text Book.”
14th of Ninth month, 1867, JESSE Wood, in the 74th
year of bis age; a member of Springboro Montbly

“A Geography upon an entirely new princiMeeting.

ple.". We are favorably impressed with the apnear West Liberty, Iowa, on the 20th of Tenth month, 1867, of typhoid fever, Ella Nay, second pearance of the Atlas and Text Book, which the daughter of Isaac H. and Rebecca K. Nichols, in the author says are incomplete one without the other. 11th year of ber age. And on the 30th of Fleventh «They must be used together, like the blades month, 1867, of typhoid pneumonia, Anna BELLE, eldest daughter of the same, in the 13th year of her of a pair of scissors.” age. Both members of Wapsioonoc Monthly Meeting.

We commend this work to the notice of at Hardwick, Warren Co., N. J., on Firstday, the 24th of Elevenih month, 1867, JAMES Will. parents and teachers. son, aged 70 years and 6 months; a member of Wood

Our readers are referred to a comprehensive bury Monthly Meeting, N. J. He was characterized for great probity, inoffensiveness and hospitality, description of it, by our European corresponand commended bimself to a large circle of friends dent, E. P. P., in No. 38 of this volume. for bis quiet and peaceable life. -, on First-day morning, Twelfth month 1st,

“ Colton's Journal of Geography and Colla. 1807, Mary K., daughter of Joseph G. and Rebecca P. teral Sciences: a record of Discovery ExploraHenszey, members of Green Si. Monthly Meeting, in tion and Survey.” This is the title of a new ber 19th year.

-, on the 4th of Twelfth month, 1867, Paulina, periodical, issued quarterly at the price of $1 a widow of Samuel Myers, in her 76th year; a member of Green St. Monthly Meeting.

year. Address “ Journal of Geography, New on the 29th of Eleventh month, 1867, Hallie York.” The Publishers state their object to H., daughter of Amos W. and Adelia H. Knight, be, to present in a condensed and attractive aged 8 months and 1 day.

form matters of interest connected with the FRIENDS' ASSOCIATION FOR THE AID AND ELE- Globe we live on, to supply a demand that alVATION OF THE FREEDMEN,

ready exists, and to awaken a more general atWill meet on Fourth-day evening, Twelfth month 18th, at 8 o'clock. All interested in this important tention on the part of the public to the study concern are invited.

of Geographical Science. Ellis

To the subscribers of the first year, they pre

sept a copy of a new map-26 by 19 inches in NEW BOOKS. From the Publishers, J. B. Lippincott & Co.,

size-of Alaska, the territory recently purchased we have received a neat volume of 465 pages Girst number, which lies before us, we make ex

by our Government from Russia. From the -octavo-entitled, “ Reformers and Martyrs, tracts in relation to this extensive territory,

“ before and after Luther,” by William Hodgson. equal in area to nearly a fifth of all the United

In the preface the author specifies bis object to be, to lay before the serious reader such

States, previous to the acquisition." a sketch as the scanty materials now extant

Whether the country is destined to add to may permit, of the lives and sentiments of some our mineral resources to an important extent of the sincere-hearted followers of Christ, from bas yet to be proved. But judging from anal

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ogy, there can be little doubt of the existence, I wolves, wolverines, lyoxes, bears, reindeer, etc.,
in the coast region at least, of the same illimit- and north of the Yukon the moose.
able wealth as that which distinguishes the as are the numbers and varieties of these ani-
more southern sections of the same formation. mals, the feathered life of the country is still
On the Stekine, gold has already been discov. more remarkable. The region between the
ered, and miners are at work. The same for- Rocky Mountains and Behring Strait is the
mation reaches across toward Asia by the Alas- breeding place of myriads of birds that visit
ka peninsula, and sends a branch toward the lower latitudes during a portion of the year.
Arctic Sea. Copper is known to exist on the The winged column that comes up the eastern
Alna and at points on the Pacific coast, and slope of the Rocky Mountains from the Atlantic
lead has been found on the lower Yukon. Iron and Gulf Coasts, and the column that comes up
is an abounding metal, and has been worked the western face and the Sierra Nevada from
by the Russians, and coal of the best quality the lower latitudes of the Pacific, meet on this
for generating steam is found both on the coast spot, feast on the berries that cover the ground,
and in the interior. Coal is also found in raise their young, and again start at the end of
many of the islands. We have thus both the summer on their southern passage. While the
precious and more useful minerals, and indubita- stronger forms of life so abound, there is no
bly in so extensive a territory all the other miner- dearth of insects. There is no scarcity of mos-
als will be ultimately discovered.

quitoes in the summer and autumn. Hard-
That the climate is less boreal than the lati- winged ivsects are oumerous, and several varie-
tude of the couutry would indicate is well as- ties of butterflies were seen by Lt. Pease hov-
certained. The vast neighboring seas and the ering over the flowers that are abundant among
direction of their currents tend to this modifi- the long grass and the river banks. Neither
cation. On the Pacific coast the temperature snakes nor frogs have been reported on the line
is far more equable than in like latitude on the of the Yukon.
Atlantic, the extremes being less apart. At The Russian inhabitants of Alaska number
Sitka, the annual mean is less than at Portland, from 5,000 to 6,000, and are chiefly resident
Me., by four or five degrees. Farther dorth, on the island of Baranov, on which the princi-
of course the climate is more severe, but even pal station is located. A few are scattered in
along the north shore pot altogether beyond other quarters, where the late possessors had
eudurance. In the interior, at Fort Yukon, the commercial factories. The indigenous races
yearly mean is 16° 92'. All the common es. number according to estimate from 50,000 to
culevt vegetables are produced on the southern 60,000, and consist of several distinct races.
coast. The rains are here abundant, and in The Esquimaux occupy the coast and the lower
some parts almost daily, which tend to keep part of ihe rivers baving their outlets in Behr.
open the harbors. At the mouths of the Yu- ing Sea. Differing greatly from each other in

. . koo, navigation, however, is free only about a many of their characteristics, they differ still third part of the year.

Ia many places on the more as a whole from the Esquimaux of the mainland “ground ice " is pernianent, but dues eastern coasts. They livu by fishing and huntnot appear to prevent summer vegetarion. In ing the reindeer. The natives of the ioterior, these frozen regions, especially about Kotzebue known to the coast natives as Koh-Yukons and Sound and the mouths of the Yukon, are other names, are of a totally different race, and found large deposits of fossil ivory similar to more like the Indians of the lower latitudes. that found in Siberia, and a considerable trade These people differ also from the Esquimius in has been carried on in this important staple.

their dress and also in their mode of construcAnimal life is everywhere. The seas afford tion-their winter houses being on the surface, the finest fisheries in the world, the rivers are while those of the Esquimaux are partly under filled with fish, and the woods, valleys, and ground. They live by the chase, and trade ocplains support vast quantities of fur hearing casionally with the British factor at Fort Yuanimals. Cod and halibut abound and have kon, and by means of the rivers with the already attracted the attention of fishermen. coast natives and Russians, with the latter of Whales are numerous in all the seas. The whom, however, they bave not always been at rivers contain salmon, white fish, siurgeon, pike, peace. For this reason the Russians have etc. Seal and otter baunt the islands, and have never ventured far into the interior. On the been scarcely diminished by the Russian hunt. Pacific coast and islands there are other nations, ers through eighty years of occupation. Above those of the Kodiak and Aleutian groups being Alaska peninsula they have been almost exempt allied to the Esquimaux. The natives of the from molestation and are there uncountable. Sitkan group are allied in language and babits Herds of walrus swarm along the coast of Behr to the tribes of the upper Yukon. By a long ing Sea. Among the fur-bearing animals of contact with the white settlers and sailors vis. the interior are nained the otter, beaver, miok, iting the coast, they have become degraded and ermine, sable, marten, black and Arctic foxes, Idebauched.

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Such is the territory recently acquired by

Selected.
the Voited States. It is a vast and undoubt- FOR, BEHOLD, THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS
edly a valuable possession ; and in the hands

WITHIN YOU.
of a progressive people capable of indefinite, Pilgrim, on thy heavenly journey,
development.

Groping, wilder'd, on thy way,
Seek not for the outward landmark ;

List not wbat the blind guides say.
AN APPEAL.
The New York Association of Friends for

For long years thou hast been seeking

Some new idol, found eacb day; the Relief of Freedmen has been compelled All that dazzled, all that glisten'd, to recall two or three of its teachers on ac

Lured thee from the Truth away. count of the low state of its funds. This

On the outward world relying,
is especially lamentable, as the schools are

Earthly treasures thou would'st keep;
flourishing so well, and as it must be a Tiiled friends, and lofty honors,
source of discouragement to both pupils and

Lull tby higher hopes to sleep.
teachers to fiod that their efforts toward good Not the gentlest winds of heaven
fail to arouse sufficient interest and sympathy

Dare to roughly fan thy brow;
in us to prompt a continuance of our help.

Nor the morving's blessed sunbeam
Much has been done by the various societies

Tinge thiy cheek with ruddy glow.
engaged in the work, and the colored people

Yet, with all these outward riches, have put forth surprising energies in endeavor.

Has thy heart po void confess'd

Wbispering, though each wish be granted,
ing to attain to the standard of self-help. That

Still, O still, I am not bless'd ?
point they bave not yet reached, and they must
fall hopelessly back into darkness and degrari.

And when happy, careless children

Lure thee with their winding ways,
ing dependence, if the privileges of education Thou hast sighed, in vaio contrition,
should be withdrawn by their friends at the

Give me back those golden days.
North, denging them further assistance.

Had'st thou stoop'd to learn this lesson;
It will probably be but a few years that they Faitbful teachers--they bad told-
will require such help, for the evidences of Tbou thy kingdom bud'st forsaker,
their rapid improvement and susceptibility of

Thou had'st thy own birthright sold. cultivation are everywhere—where schools have Thou art heir to vast possessions; been established- very encouraging; but know

UP, and boldly claim thine own; ing that they cannot yet stand alone, they hope

Seize the crown that waits thy wearing-
fully entreat us not to leave them.

Leap at once into thy throne.
We are urged to make this appeal to our

Look not to some cloudy mansion,
friends for assistance, by the painful necessity

Midst the planets far away ;

Trust not to the distant futaire we have been under of relinquishing a school

Let thy beaven begin to-day. in Maryland, where ignorance had prevailed and

When the strugzling soul hath conqueridthe moral atmosphere was very dark, but where,

When the path lies far aud clear-
through the blest exertions of one of our When thou art prepar'd for Heuven-
teachers, the seeds of enlightenment having been

Thou wilt find thy Heaven here.
sown, parents and children are now prayerfully
pleading for their teacher to return to them.

We know that these people still need up-
holding, or we would not so anxiously urge the

All depth below, all height above,
subject again upon the notice of Friends.

Beyond all thought, Thou art,
Donations may be sent to Samuel Willits, Yet, Father, tbine eternal love
Treasurer, No. 303 Pearl St., New York, or

Blossoms in every beart.
Robert Haydock, Secretary, No. 212 East 12th Invisible to human sight,
St.

By mortal ear unheard,
Signed on behalf of the Executive Com-

Yet faith beholds thy holy light,
mittee,

And truth upseals thy Word.
SARAH H. BAKER,

My loneliness ihy presence fill,
11th mo., 1867. HENRY B. HALLOCK.

Thy calmness soothes my breast,
And resignation to thy will

Bring me thy perfect rest.
Do not affect humility. The moment humil.
ity is spoken of by him that has it, that moment

Oh, let me lose myself in thee,

And find that life sublime it is gone. It is like those delicate tbings

By which my immortality
which disolve the instant they are touched.

May triumph over tirce.
You must seek out the violet; it does not, like
the
poppy,
thrust itself
upon your notice. The

Hold diligent converse with thy children! have them
moment humility tells you, “ I am here," there Morning and evening round thee, love thou them,
is an end to it.

And win tbeir love in the rare, beauteous years!

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PRAYER.

BY S. D. ROBERTS.

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INFLUENCE OF FORESTS UPON CLIMATE.

CHEERFULNESS,

shoals which diminish the depth of harbors and Don't be afraid of a little fun at home. obstruct navigation. The drainage becoming Don't shut up your houses lest the sun should more or less from the surface-the highest flood fade your carpets; and your hearts, lest a hearty may be suceeeded in a few days, or, at most, laugh should shake down some of the musty weeks, by the lowest water, both of these excobwebs there! If you want to ruin your sons, tremes previously qokpown. Navigable streams let them think that all mirth and social enjoy- become shallow, almost disappearing in midment must be left on the threshold when they summmer. No gentle evaporation tempers the come home at night. Young people must have sun's rass, which, beating the parched soil, fun and relaxation somewhere. If they do not radiate during the nights, which thus become have it at their own hearthstones, it will be nearly as upendurable as the day. Excessire sought in other and less profitable places. drouths become com mon, and the absolute Therefore, let the fire burn brightly at night, awount of annual rainfall

, which, in a temperand make the home ever delightful with all ate climate, is more or less the measure of prothose little arts that parents so perfectly under-ductiveness, is greatly diminished. stand. Don't repress the buoyant spirits of

That this is no idle picture can be shown by your children ; half an hour of merriment round reference to the experience of many parts of the lamp and fire-light of home blots out the Europe, Asia and America, and, in faci, is fa: remembrance of many a care and annoyance

miliar to every one.

The remedy is a simple during the day, and the best safeguard they can

one-to restore the trees to all such portions of take with them into the world is the unseen in the country as can be appropriated to this por. fluence of a bright little domestic sanctum pose, especially the slopes of hills. This has Phila. S. M. Times.

been done in some of the countries with apparrently most marvellous but really to be expected

results. Instances can be readily found in the The note of alarm has recently been sounded able work of Mr. Marsh on Man and Nature, by some of our thoughtful men of science on which has mainly furnished the text of the account of the changes likely to be produced in present article. our climate by the continued destruction of the A comparison between the practical worthAmerican forests. That a great alteration has lessness of our beautiful Susquehanna and the taken place in this respect since the first dis- utility of the Hudson, is a favorite one on the covery of America, is appreciated by every one, part of citizens of New York. The Hudson and that it is not yet completed will be suf- mainly derives its waters from the Adirondac ficiently evident.

When a country is entirely Mountains, which even yet embrace hundreds covered with trees, as was the case originally of miles of original forest. This, however, is with the eastern portion of North America, gradually disappearing, and before long the rains falling upon its surface, however continued, completion of several railroads will aid mateare taken up and held to a large extent by the rially in the denodation of the land, by furnishsoil, which, protected io a great measure from ing an outlet to the lumber. Then the change the evaporating influences of the direct rays of already begun will be accelerated. Territic the sun, remain moist throughout the year, giv- floods, from the rapid melting of the snows in ing rise to numerous springs and streams of the mountains, will devastate the whole course various size, which maintain an equable flow, of the rivers running on the lower portions of increased only at times by the surplus rainfall

, Albany, Troy and other towns. The old chan. but never falling below a certain point. A con- nels will be filled up by debris brought down, tinuous gentle exhalation of moisture from the and the bed of the river elevated and made to leaves tempers the heat of summer, and gives occupy its former valley in high water. For rise to frequent showers, which return the water most of the year there may not be water enough to the soil. Undue and excessive evaporation above Poughkeepsie to float even a moderate is prevented by the protection furoished by the sized steamer

. The railroads, even now unable foliage against the action of the sun, or the satisfactorily to carry the surplus of freight and drying influences of high winds.

passengers, left then by the steamboats, will Suppose, now, the forest to disappear. With have to do the whole business, and the floating the same rainfall, the moisture, instead of being palaces, the pride of toe State, may coinpletely largely absorbed, passes off rapidly from the disappear. The only security against this by surface, dried hard by sun or wind. Brooks no means far-fetched picture is for the State to become creeks, creeks roaring rivers. River take such measures as shall forever secure the beds are filled by foaming torrents, which carry greater portion of the Adirondac region against every thing before them, causing incalculable the further destruction of its forests.-Ledger. devastation. The surface soil and the banks of the streams are washed away to the sea, filling Christianity commands us to pass by injuries; up river channels in their cuurse, and forming policy, to let them pass by us.

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