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sea, whicb continued all that night. The from the same corner, with small rain. We were 28th, the wind the same ; it began to snow very by this time reduced to a very deplorable state, hard; we then shared half a pound of tobacco there being none of them all
, except myself, betwixt us, which was to be our allowance for a that were able to help themselves, much less one week. Towards evening, we went about to another, so that the whole burden lay upon my gether, to see whether we could discover any shoulders; and I perform my duty as well as I thing worth our observation, but met with am able, as long as God pleases to give me nothing.' To the like effect is their experience strength. I am just now going to help our com. for many a weary day-cold, dreary days of sleet mander out of his cabin, at his request, because and and storm, which differ little one day from he imagined by this change to ease his pain, he another.
then struggling with death. For seven days On the 8th of September, they were 'fright- this gallant fellow goes on striving to do his ened by a noise of something falling to the duty'-attending on his helpless comrades till ground'—probably some volcanic disturbance, they were all past help, and making entries in or descent of a loosened glacier. A month later, the journal as to the state of the weather, that it becomes so cold that their linen, after a being the principal object they were charged with moment's exposure to the air, is frozen like a when left upon the island; but on the 30th of board. Huge fleets of ice beleaguered the April his strength too gave way, and his failing island, the sun disappears, and they spend most hand could do no more than trace an incompleted of their time in rehearsing to one another the sentence on the page. adventures that had befallen them by sea and So, sinking one after another, the forlorn band land.' Ere long, this resource of story-telling had all fallen. As the season advanced, howfails, or the relation becomes bald by repetition. ever, ships were getting ready; and on the 4th On the 12th of December, they have the fortune of June, up again above the horizon rose the to kill a bear, having by this time begun to feel sails of the Zealand feet; but when search is the effects of a salt diet. Slowly, drearily, the made for those who it was hoped would have time goes by, and every day 'most weary seems been found alive and well, lo! each lies dead in the sea'
his own but; one with the open prayer-book by Weary the wandering fields of barren foam. his side ; another with his hand stretched out At last comes New-year's Day, 1636. • After towards the ointment he had used for his stifhaving wished each other a happy new year, and fened joints; and the last survivor with the unsuccess in our enterprise, we went to prayers,' finished journal still lying by his side. say they, 'to disburden our hearts before God.'
Since this grim tragedy, Jan Mayen has had They had yet two months to wait before the re
po inhabitants. Mount Beerenberg raises his appearance of the sun,
It was slight relief to head with an awful majesty above the storms, the prolonged dulness when, on the 25th of Feb- but looks down on royaging adventurers who ruary, they once more saw him rise. But now pass bis borders with too inhospitable a frown to dulness and the pains of cold succeed sickness to induce them to tarry long within his presence. and debility. By the 22d of March, they were
Nevertheless, the island has been occasionally suffering from the scourge of scurvy: For want visited by enterprising navigators, some of whom of refreshments we began to be very heartless, appear to have explored it more completely than and so aftlicted that our legs are scarce able to its early Dutch discoverers. Twenty-two years bear us.' Alone on that dismal rock, they were ago, the late Dr. Scoresby effected a landing out of humanity's reach ;' slowly, miserably there, on his return from a whaling cruise. He perishing, and in conscious dread of perishing, had seen the mountain a hundred miles off, and before help could come. On the 3d of April
, on approaching, found the coast quite free from . there being no more than two of them in health, ice; and, by a subsequent survey, ascertained they killed for the others the only two pullets that the island is about sixtoen miles long by they had left; the sick men feeding pretty four wide. The last and most complete account heartily upon them, in hopes it might prove a of this singular sea-mountain is given us by means to recover part of their strength.' We Lord Dufferin, who went in search of it in his were sorry,' says the record, we had not a dozen yacht, in the summer of 1856. The particulars more for their sake.' On Easter-day, Adrian are given in his recently published voyage-narraCarman, of Schiedam, their clerk, dies. The tive, entitled Letters from High Latitudes; from Lord have mercy upon his soul, and upon us all, which very interesting work we select such paswe being very sick," is the entry on this sad oc- sages as may serve to complete the picture of casion. During the next few days, they seem Jan Mayen, and to shew the difficulties and all to have got rapidly worse, only one being dangers of approaching it. strong enough to move about. He had learned
(To be continued.) writing from his comrades since coming to the island, and it is he who concludes the melan. The Scotch bave this proverb : choly story. "The 23d (April), the wind blew word is as soon said as an ill one.'
eyes, the brains.
A CRUSADE AGAINST TOBACCO.
THE TWO BROTHERS. A friend has furnished us with several pam. The following beautiful Arabian legend we phlets, in which powerful arguments are employ- copy from the “Voice of Jacob :"> ed against the use of tobacco. The writer con. The site occupied by the Temple of Solomon tends that the habit is at war with religion; that it was formerly a cultivated field, possessed in is deleterious to health, and that it is productive common by two brothers. One of them was of many deplorable consequences. Among the married and had several children; the other was facts and arguments employed are the follow- unmarried. They lived together, however, in ing:
the greatest harmony possible, cultivating the Science says Tobacco is a posion, a rank property they had inherited from their father. posion, as really a poison as ratsbane, Prussic The barvest season had arrived. The two acid, or any other deadly thing, which takes the brothers bound up their sheaves, made two equal name.
shocks of them, and left them on the field. DurThe Journal of Health says Tobacco is an ing the night the unmarried brother was struck absolute poison ; a small quantity of which has with an excellent thought. “My brother,” been known to extinguish life very suddenly. said he to himself, “has a wife and chil
Rees's Cyclopedia says a drop or two of the oil, dren to support; is it just that our portion of placed on the tongue of a cat, produces con. the harvest should be as large as his ?”. Upon vulsions and death in the space of a minute. this he had took from his stack several sheaves,
A college of physicians bas said that not less which he had added to those of his brother; and than twenty thousand in our land annually die this he did with as much secrecy as if he had by the use of this poison.
been committing an evil action, in order that A German periodical says, that of twenty his offering might not be rejected. On the same deaths of men between the ages of eighteen and night the other brother awoke and said to his twenty-five, one-half originate in the waste of the wite : “My brother lives alone without a comconstitution by smoking. The same periodical panion ; he has none to assist him in his labor, says, Tobacco burns out the blood, the teeth, the or reward him for his toils, while God has be
stowed on me a wife and children ; is it right Dr. Shaw names some eighty diseases, and that we should take from our common field as says they may be attributed to Tobacco. many sheaves as he, since we have already more
Governor Sullivan says, “My brother, General than he has-domestic happiness? If you conSullivan, used snuff, and his spuff lodged him sent, we shall, by adding secretly a number of permanently in the grave."
sheaves to his stack, by way of compensation, The French poet, Santeuil, was killed by a and without his knowledge, see his portion of little snuff being thrown into his wine-glass, at the harvest increased.” This object was apthe Prince of Conde's table.
proved and immediately put into execution. Bocarme, of Belgium, was murdered in two In the morning, each of the brothers went ininutes and a half, by a little nicotine, or alkali of into the field, and was much surprised at seeTobacco.
ing the stacks still equal. During several sucDr. Twitchell believed that sudden deaths and cessive nights the same contrivance was repeated Tobacco, among men, were usually found to- on each side; each kept adding to his brother's getber, and he sustained this opinion by an array store, but the stacks always remained the same. of facts altogether conclusive.
But one night, both having stood sentinel to The foregoing has quite a formidable aspect, divine the miracle, they met, each bearing the and yet will be read by the many who indulge sheaves mutually designed for the other. It in the use of Tobacco, either with indifference was thus that all was elucidated, and they rushor contempt. An immense sum of money is ed into each others arms, each greatful to Heaven paid in this country for tobacco in various forms. for having so good a brother. The weed has, indeed, become a necessity with Now, says the legend, the place where so good many, and life would be a burden without it. an idea and simultaneously occurred to the Taste and habit are at once masters and tyrants, brothers, and with so much pertinacity, must and this is especially the case in relation to to have been acceptable to God. Men dressed it, bacco.- Pennsylvania Inquirer.
and Israel chose it, there to erect the house of
the Lord.—Lamartine. The planets in the heavens have a two-fold motion—in their orbits and on their axes; the KNOWLEDGE.—It is in knowledge, as in swimone motion not interfering, but carried on simul. ming; he who ostenatiously sports and founders taneously and in perfect harmony with the on the surface, makes more noise and splashing other; so must it be that man's two-fold activi. and attracts more attention than the industrious ties round the heavenly and the earthly center pearl diver, who plunges in search of treasures disturb not, nor jar with each other.CAIRD. to the bottom.
A HOUSE FOUND EIGHTEEN FEET BELOW THE The deaths in this city for the four current EARTH'S SURFACE. weeks of the Eleventh month of this year
have During the excavation of a street in Evans- been 651, and (recording five weeks) for last ville, Indiana, last Tuesday, the workmen came year 1043. After deducting the proportion of across the remains of a cabin eighteen feet be- one fifth from last year, it will be seen there is a
difference of 183 low the surface of the earth. This wonderful
favor of the present year, be. length, formed by upright posts set in the ground, last year 2.07 inches. During the three Fall subterranean house was about twelve feet in ing that number less. During the month this year
1.45 inches of rain have fallen, the same month and boarded up with split oak puncheons, secured by wooden pins. The posts, puncheons and months of this year 5.24 inches, and during the pins were partially decayed, but still stuck to
same period last year 7.36 inches.
J. M. E. gether. Within the wall were found portions
Philada., 12th month 1st, 1857. of an old fashioned spinning wheel, a wooden maul, several pairs of boots and shoes, and the identical charred stick wbich the former occu
PHILADELPHIA MARKETS. pants, of the house bad used to punch the fire with.–St. Louis Republican, Nov. 14.
FLOUR AND MEAL.—The price of Flour bas fluc. tuated very little in price, Sales of standard and good brands are offered at $5 25 per brand, and at $5 25 a
5 75 for small lots for home consumption ; extra family DISCOVERY OF A LIBRARY IN THE TOMBS OF and fancy lots are held at $55 a 61. Nothing doing in MEMPHIS.
Rye Flour or Corn Meal; we quote the former at $4 25
a $4 37), and the latter ai $3 00 per barrel. M. de Saulcy, a member of the French Institute, who has passed some time in Egypt, and
Grain. There is a light supply of Wheat offering,
but the demand for it is limited. Sales of small lots is very conversant with its archæology, states good red at $1 20 a $1 22 per busel
, afloat, and good in the Courrier de Paris that an important dis- white at $1 25 a $1 33 bushel. Sales of Rye at 75 a covery
has been made in one of the tombs of 78 c. Corn is in good request-sales of 2,400 bushMemphis of a whole library of hieratic papyruses, els old yellow at 80 a 81 cts., and prime dry new at
Oais-sales of Southern at 36 a 37c per which fortunately was saved from destruction by 60 a 65 cts.
bushel. the agent of the British Museum, who bought the whole lot. Mr. Bird, of the Museum, has
CLOVERSEED is scarce at 5 12 a 5 25 per 64 lbs.
Nothing doing in Timothy or Flaxseed. as yet only deciphered one of these curious manuscripts, which turns out to be a complete history of the Royal dynasties registered under
THESTERFIELD BOARDING SCHOOL FOR the numbers 18 and 19 in Manetho's Chrono
YOUNG MEN AND BOYS.-The Winter ses. logical Canon. The celebrated Sesostris belong; sion of this Institution will commence on the 16th of ed to one of these dynasties, and the same period 11th month 1857, and continue twenty weeks. comprises the history of the occupation of Egypt T&RMS—$70 per session, one half payable in advance, by the Flyksos or Shepherds, who kept Egypt the other in the middle of the session. under their sway for ages.- London Paper. No extra charges. For further information address
HENRY W. RIDGWAY, Crosswicks P. O., Burling. ton Co., N. J.
10th mo. 3-3 m. For Friends' Intelligencer. Revier of the Weather, &c., for ELEVENTH month.
OARDING SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, near the ChelB to
ton Hills Station, on the North Pennsylvania Rail.
1856 1857. road. Rain during some portion of the 24 hours 8 days 7 days Gayner Heacock will open a school 12th mo. 71h, do. " The whole or nearly the whole
and continue 16 weeks, where the usual branches of day,
an English education will be taught, and every attenSnow,
“ 4 tion paid to the health and comfort of the children. Cloudy without storms,
Terms $40. No extra charges. Books furnished Ordinary clear, ..
at the usual prices. Average mean temperature of the month 45.430 44.750
JOSEPH HEACOCK, do. for the past 68 years has been 42 “
Jenkintown P. O., Montgomery Co., Penna. Highest do. during do.
(1849) 50 55
9 mo. 26–8 t. Lowest, do.
do. (1793, 1827, 1842),38 Fall Temperatures, &c.
ONDON GROVE BOARDING SCHOOL FOR L
YOUNG MEN AND BOYS. It is intended to The mean temperature of the Fall months of commence the next Session of this Institution on the the present year has been 55.80 deg., for last ad of alth mo., 1857: Terms: $65 for twenty weeks.
For reference and further particulars, inquire for cisyear 56.10 deg., while the average for the past culars of
BENI. SWAYNE, Principal. years has been 54.40 deg., the highest mean London Grove, P. O., Chester County, Pa. during that entire period (1850) being 58.16 deg., and the lowest (1827) 49.33 deg.
Merrihew & Thompson, Prs.,Lodge St, North sidé Peppa. Bant.
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PIIILADELPHIA, TWELFTH MONTH 12, 1857.
EDITED BY AN ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS: some public meetings in Clonmel, and places ad
jacent. PUBLISHED BY WM. W. MOORE,
The unsoundness of principle, which about No. 324 South Fifth Street,
this time was distressingly evinced by many who PHILADELPHIA,
had filled conspicuous stations in our Society, Every Seventh day at Two Dollars per annum, pay- was a source of deep heartfelt sorrow to this true able in advance. Three copies sent to one address for and loyal subject of the King immortal, for the Five Dollars.
Communications must be addressed to the Publisher increase of whose dominion she had long · lafree of expense, to whom all payments are to be made. bored and not fainted.' The following letter
--- will show how earnestly she desired the preserEXTRACTS FROM THE LIFE OF MARY DUDLEY. vation and help of her fellow professors, as well
as the clearness and consistency of her own views, (Continued from page 595.)
with respect to the fundamental truths of ChrisIn reviewing her late engagements, and al
tianity. luding to the disturbed state of public affairs, she writes as follows :
“ Suirville, Near Clonmel, 8th mo. 22nd, 1800. “ Truly the signs of the times are awful, and "MY DEAR FRIEND,-In returning the manevery thing enforces, with emphatic language, uscript with which thou entrusted me, allow me the necessity of dwelling near, or within that to observe, that though the system therein laid impregnable fortress, where these things cannot down is, to the eye of reason, very plausible, it move as from the calming, consoling persuasion is one my understanding, or rather my best judgof divine sufficiency. May our minds be merci- ment, as sensibly revolts from as that of the fully stayed in holy quiet, while the potsherds writer did at the contrary. It is not written in strive with the potsherds of the earth. Often does the lines of my experience; and having from the my spirit long that we, as a people, may gather earliest opening of my understanding in spiritual more and more into this precious habitation, out things, endeavored simply to receive what in the of that spirit which produces tumult, or mingles light which maketh manifest might be revealed, with it; and thus exalt the pure, peaceable prin- I may add, that according hereto I conceive it ciple, which through all, I cannot but steadily to be an erroneous system, formed more by the believe, is making its own way even gloriously strength of the rational or natural faculty, than in many minds, and will spread in the earth, the clear unfolding of pure wisdom, in that spot until men beat their swords into plough-shares, where the creaturely judgment is taken away, and their spears into pruning hooks.
and adopted by a part pot yet fully subjected 10 “ Never did a more convincing evidence attend the cross of Christ. my mind than of later times, that a great work “My spirit will, if happily preserved, ever is on the wheel of Almighty power in this fa- commemorate that mercy, which restrained from vored nation ; where there are truly many right- those speculative researches to which my nature eous, whose fervent intercessions are no doubt strongly inclined, and which, as a temptation availing, and many others evidently enquiring likely to prevail, in my first desires for certainty, the way to the kingdom of inward settlement. closely beset me. Many a labyrinth might I To these the gospel message iş joyful, and pre- have been involved in, in many a maze envelcious is the liberty felt in proclaiming it; under oped, had the various voices which are in the the sense whereof, in seasons of close but truly world (the religious world) been, in conjunction relieving labor, my soul has been bowed in awful with these besetments, attended to. Were it admiration of what the Lord is doing for the needful I could tell thee much of the danger to honor of His own name, and the advancement which my best life has been exposed, but the of truth."
standard at first erected being held steady in my She returned with ber family to Ireland early view by divine power, even (1 speak it with humin the year 1800, and was not long at home be- ble gratitude) I will know nothing but Jesus fore she manifested the renewal of gospel concern Christ, and Him crucified, proved a barrier to for the members of her own Monthly Meeting, those wanderings in speculative opinions, which by visiting them in their families : she also beld I believe would have to me, and have to many
mercifully enlightened minds, been the means of for sharing in the active services of that solem. obstruction to a progress in the way of redemp- pity. tion; and introduced into that circuitous path She afterwards attended the Quarterly Meetwhere the peaceful termination is not beheld. ings for Suffolk and Norfolk, as well as many of
“Wherein does our spiritual life consist ? Is the Particular meetings in those counties, and debate, speculation and reasoning the nourish- also in Essex ; and held numerous public meetment of the immortal part ? Is it matured by ings, to the relief of her own mind and satisfacfood so inferior to its nature ? Rather will it tion of others. In these engagements she was gradually weaken and come to decay, if not re- accompanied by her friends Mary Savory and plenished from a source equal to its origin; the John Bevans, and occasionally by Samuel Alex. pure milk of the eternal word. Mayest thou, ander. She returned to London in time for the my beloved friend, partake hereof and be sweetly Quarterly Meeting there, and was afterwards satisfied : any thing contrary to this is dangerous closely engaged for several weeks in the city and food, strengthening only that part destined by neighborhood, visiting Particular and Monthly sacred determination for subjection to that power Meetings; the families belonging to that of Ratwhich, if suffered to reign, will reduce into holy cliffe ; and having a large number of public order, harmony, and love.
meetings, wherein as among her fellow profes“ Never was there a more full and plain sys- sors, she was strengthened to exalt the testimony tem than that of the gospel; never can the of pure truth, and powerfully to advocate the strongest powers of the creature add to its clear. cause of her Redeemer.
While thus employed ness and beauty, though the plainest truths may
she writes as follows: be rendered doubtful, and the way complex, by
“ Tbe line of my small engagements is no subtle reasonings and eloquent disquisitions. I pleasant one, I assure thee, nor can it be so to repeat, let us be content; we have not as a peo
the exercised traveller in this day of treading ple followed a cunningly devised fable, and there down and of perplexity. Life seems low every are, I trust those yet preserved who can go fur- where, and perhaps there has hardly been a time ther and say it is truth and no lie;' having when the opposition to its arising, and consequent seen with their eyes, heard with their ears, and struggle before liberty can be obtained, was so been permitted to taste of the word of life, and sensibly felt : so that it is no wonder if through if required, could, through Almighty help, seal the prevalence of a wasting separating spirit, the their testimony by the surrender of the natural communication in the line of ministry should be life.
of a more searching kind than has been needful “ Little did I expect to enlarge thus, and far in past times, Oh! how is the very life wounded is it from me to enter into controversy and de- by the Herod-like nature in the minds of many. bate, a poor employment for one apprehending where an excuse from feelings of this sort is af
It is indeed a favor to get to some quiet retreat, a more solemn call; but my heart earnestly longs forded, though only to partake of the fellowship day of shaking and great trial. Let none beguile of suffering with the mourners in Zion, who are any of their promised reward, through leading greatly bowed down because of the things which into reasonings and perplexing uncertainty..i have happened and are happening. It is, how- . am the way, the truth, and the life,' is a compen- ever, a great mercy to find that under such ex. dious lesson, a holy limit, and · no man cometh ercises a degree of holy certainty is vouchsafed,
and the belief confirmed that although unpleasant unto the Father, but by me.'
“ I quarrel with pone about forms, or differ- bread may be given to distribute, it is of the
" I quarrel with done about forms, or differ- Lord's preparing, who having graciously helped ing in non-essentials, but this is the one certain ought to be depended on through all. I hope I through the divine lawgiver; and if happily at however small my ability for availing labor, or
am endeavoring not to eat the bread of idleness, tended to, all will be well here and for ever! “ Thou and thine are dear to my best and af
undeserving I feel of a crumb from the Master's
table." fectionate feelings; write to me freely if so inclined; I should be glad to hear from and be re- tried with illness, and frequently confined after
While in London my beloved mother was much membered by thee, and am thy sincere friend
any particular exertion for many days together, MARY DUDLEY."
so that as the season advanced she began to be 1802. Believing it her duty to pay a religious anxious for a return home, and was thankful visit to some of the Eastern and Southern parts when she felt easy to set forward about the midof England, my dear mother obtained the con- dle of the 10th month. currence of her own Monthly and Quarterly Relative to her engagements after leaving Lon. Meetings; and leaving home the 8th of the 5th don, she seems only to have preserved brief obmonth, reached London on the 16th. She was servations. favored to attend all the sittings of the Yearly First day attended the two meetings at BrisMeeting, and often qualified by her great Master tol, where, in the evening, a little ability was