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hundred loaves a day to the poor. She had the | say “I am sick," when tender hands and tender largest bakery in New Orleans, drove her own bread hearts will wash, and clothe, and feed, and heal, and cart, and was known everywhere as Margaret, the will bind up wounds, and bring back to health, or Orphan's Friend. With her accumulating wealth, watch the spirit go out of life. Seven hundred were no pomp, no luxury, no effort but to go about and do then in it, though often over a thousand have been good.

accommodated. We visited many wards, some only Margaret's bakery” was known by all, and of little children, one where new babes lay upon the only in brackets the invoice would say (Margaret arms of their mothers, or, as one only two weeks old Haughery). There she sits with her broad face, her in the bed of a stranger, the mother's life having large hands that gave and gave, the little shawl over gone out. The exquisite cleanliness, the comfort, the her shoulders, and one arm holding close a little rest, was sweet and refreshing to those who had orphan child. She will speak in a voiceless lan- dropped from the busy world into this haven of guage enduring words to this and future generations, peace. and the city has honored itself, and set an example Our guide was good Sister Catharine, whose face to the world, which on the 10th of February, 1882, was so marked with Christian work and yet such the day after her death, said: “We will pass by all humility, we could not forbear asking if we could that long line of illustrious dead to which we have so tell her a little story, and then repeated the one of long owed monumental brass and stone, and we will the Sister who, after she died and had been in hea. raise to view of citizen and stranger the effigy of the ven some time, found a great gathering of the cherOrphan's Friend."

ubim and seraphim was being made to welcome an We followed a funeral into Lafayette Cemetery, archbishop. She went to St. Peter and said: "I am which is right in the city. It is nearly full of little disappointed. I worked all my life on earth to be marble houses, with sloping roofs, and some with welcomed in heaven. I thought there was no disporches in front. At the end a marble slab, contains tinction here, but when I came there was no such the names and dates. It is taken down like a door, gathering to meet me.” St. Peter answered : "Little and in some there is one tier of oven-like receptacles, Sister, your life was so like an angel's we were sure in others two; these ovens are long and narrow, and of you, but it is a great thing to get an archbishop if several years elapse coffins can be crowded aside in." Sister Catharine could not hide the twinkle and and the later ones put in. They are plastered up gleam in her soft eyes, as she said with hushed. before the mourners leave.

breath : "Oh, it's too good to be true.” Along the walls of the cemetery, which are 10 or The hidden smile came again at parting, when we 12 feet high, are long rows of these ovens, the upper said : " You don't expect to see us in heaven, we are ones selling at from $50 to $60, while the lower ones, Quakers, but we expect to meet you there, unless which can hold ten, as they go in the ground about you get way ahead by your good work here. Years 18 inches, bring $90. In many the marble slab has and years of such devotion to the lame, halt, blind, not been placed, and the name and date are scratched sick in heart and body, must win the promised on the plaster. The odor and numerous little flies crown.'

MARTHA SCHOFIELD. made us soon leave those of late dates, and we no Aiken, s. C. longer wondered the yellow fever makes its visits each decade.

NEWS OF FRIENDS. Three miles out of the city is a ridge which is now being used as cemeteries, and there we found green

CONCORD QUARTERLY MEETING, AT WILMINGTON, grass and wide open spaces, with the tombs looking

DEL., FOURTH MONTH 28TH, 1885. like little churches—some with spires, others crosses, There was a better representation than usual from but all miniature houses with sloping roofs, porticoes, the constituent branches of Concord Quarterly Meetand such various styles of architecture, one felt it ing, held at Wilmington, Del., on Fourth month 28th, might truly be called a city of the dead. Very and the meeting for worship was one of great interest. inodest-looking ones cost a thousand dollars, many The brief silence following the hour of gathering are much more expensive, but they will hold two or was broken by William Way, of Nottingham, Md. three generations of dead.

He forcibly presented the doctrine of Friends, that We visited the French market on First-day morn- all are free to act in the light of the Divine Spirit ing where, not only vegetables, fish and all the eata- revealed to each one, and dwelt upon the necessity bles were offered for sale, but, within the long, low of man realizing this Spirit of God, in order that he inclosure, china, glass, infants' robes and ready-made may lead a true life. He closed a second brief comgarments for all classes, were piled up in wonderful munication by saying most forcibly, mere words confusion, while the Creoles, Mexicans, mulattoes, are not the life, opinions are not religion, and declaand apparently all other nations, were making a mation is not the gospel.” Babel of unknown tongues.

Ann Packer, of Green Plain, O., spoke feelingly A pleasant morning was spent visiting hospitals, and earnestly of the power of divine love, how it the Hotel Dieu, where patients can get care and aided us in the mission of mutual help, and how it medical attendance at from three to five dollars a enabled her to perform the work to which she felt day, while they repose on rosewood bedsteads, eat off called; especially to the young, whom she tenderly of painted china and tread on velvet carpets. From counselled. there to the Charity Hospital, a State institution, Amos Jones, of Newtown, Pa., followed in a few where there is no question of race, color, or previous brief, encouraging words, emphasizing his faith in the condition. One has only to knock at the gate and growing tendency in the world to that which is good

Samuel S. Ash, of Philadelphia, asserted that it was hoped that if any present felt uneasiness as to its was the glory of Christianity that it was both pro- objects or its methods, they would now frankly speak gressive and conservative. He would avoid a too of it. Following this, a large number of persons rigid training of the young, rather try to strengthen spoke briefly, including Emily H. Atkinson, Lydia and direct them in the way desired. He advocated Á. Hall, Charles Kirk, Susan Carrall, John Saunders, hearty sympathy with one another in spiritual efforts Thomas Mather, William Wade Griscom, John W. even though all are not in full accord with each Stokes, Oliver Evans, George Justice, Dillwyn Parother. As free servants it is right there should be a rish, James V. Watson, Oliver H. Holcomb, Clement difference as each is responsible. Christians not of M. Biddle, Louisa J. Roberts, Jeremiah Hayhurst, our Society are looking with commendation to our James W. Janney, Israel S. Zorns, Lavinia P. Yeatprinciples and testimonies, and to the one we hold man, Matilda E. Janney, Howard M. Jenkins, Henry most dear, the freedom of the gospel ministry. He Fussell, John Hillman, Samuel Haines, Isaac Lloyd, emphasized the glory of a free gospel, and if the Rebecca J. Janney, Joseph Powell, Asa Engle, and Father needs He will prepare and qualify those others. The general expression of those who spoke among us to speak His truth; he will not let His was that of a deep interest in the concern of the Asgospel fail for want of those to testify to it. Even sociation, and of a hope that it would be carried those of us who are not satisfied to sit in silence, but on, within proper bounds. attend other meetings, attest to the faith of a free The meeting adjourned after a continuance of gospel. Faithfulness on our part to our own convic- | about two hours and a half, under a deep sense of tions is all that is needed to build us up and keep us the earnest feeling that had been manifested. strong. There is a need among us of an increase of It should be mentioned that it was the intention, earnest conviction ; a need if we remain a power upon in sending out circulars of invitation, to personally earth for a revival of deep interest taught by the reach all who were elders and overseers within the spirit; this Church is not to be suffered to fall to the bounds of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, but by some ground. Of the silent meeting, there is beauty in its mischance the list of names procured proved to be quietness, called away from strife and anxiety; a imperfect. It is hoped, however, that there were but freedom to sit in quiet communion. The spirit will few omitted names. come to us day by day as a preserving and à redeem

-It has been decided by the Executive Commiting power, until we gain more and more confidence; tee of the “ Association for Increasing Interest” to divine sympathy will spread among us when we are invite a general meeting of Friends, at Race street, gathered together the same as though a vocal ex- on the evening of Fifth-day of next week, the 14th pression was being made.

inst. It is designed to present the concern which the This is but a meagre report of a beautiful testimony Friends interested in the association have for the in favor of a free gospel ministry.

renewal of interest in our religious body, and to inAfter a short discourse from Allen Fritcraft and a vite the co-operation of members generally. few seasonable words from Sarah Hoopes the meeting for worship closed. In the business meeting the land P. Gardner, informs us that he has obtained a

A private note from our valued friend, Sunderclerks for the men were William P. Bancroft and J. minute to attend our approaching Yearly Meeting. Hibberd Bartram. For the women, Priscilla T. Speakman and Matilda Garrigues. All the repre

-Gwynedd Monthly Meeting, held at Norristown sentatives were present except one.

The answers to on the 30th ult., was well attended and deeply interthe Queries were felt to be encouraging, and did not esting. The presence of many dear Friends from a bring out many responses. Expressions of welcome distance added to that interest, while the ministry of were given to the strangers present, and the meeting our friend, Elizabeth Plummer, was truly impressive. closed with a feeling of gratitude for the privilege of The application through the overseers of Norristown thus mingling

Preparative Meeting of a friend for membership, who had formerly been a birthright member with Friends, had joined another denomination, and being in deli

cate health desired to end her days as a member of A conference which had been invited by the Friends the Religious Society in which she had been reared, (29 in number) composing the Executive Committee cast an unusual solemnity over the women's business

L. W. H. of the “Association for Increasing Interest," was held meeting. at Race Street Meeting-house on Seventh-day last, at

--A notice elsewhere mentions the death of Horace 10.30 o'clock, those present being the members of W. Roberts, formerly of Gwynedd, Pa., and lately the committee, and about one hundred and forty of of Warren, Pa., who died at Phenix, Arizona, where the Friends who are elders and overseers within the he had gone for his health, some months ago, after bounds of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The object being at Paradena, California, for some time previ. of the conference, as set forth in the invitation, was ously. He was born Twelfth month 5th, 1850, and the desire of the Association to obtain the "counsel was the son of Job and Hannah (Pickering) Roberts. and assistance of those who occupy the stations of His mother, who had been a widow for many years, oversight and care in the Society. Upon opening died, a few weeks ago, at her home, in Newtown, the sitting, Amos Hillborn, for the Committee, stated Bucks county, Pa. at length the concern of the Association in respect to - We hope the little Monthly Meeting of Benjathe restoration of our religious body's ancient strength minville is honestly laboring to sustain the tottering and its anxiety that its purposes, which were not walls of our Zion. Afternoon and evening meetings

revolutionary," should not be misunderstood. It are and will likely be held through the spring and

CONFERENCE WITH ELDERS AND OVERSEERS.

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FRIENDS IN KENTUCKY.

summer season, at least every two weeks (so as not with us, saying that their friends are too progressive. to clash with the labors of other denominations), I will here add that I am glad to see the Firstthrough the surrounding neighborhood, amongst day schools are accomplishing such a good work, as Friends and Friendly people. And while others are it is true that the young members must be interested, industriously laboring by a word of exhortation to and such schools are profitable, as the young are stir up the pure mind by way of remembrance, may brought together and their talents exercised, which I with the pen make an effort in the same direction; is not the case at our meetings for worship or discifor, oh! it is so painful to see expressions dropping pline; the young are not often called on to serve, from the pen of the young that there should be some and hence they go elsewhere, and we lose them. The alluring bait spread before them to entice them up principles of our Society will live, as we see them to our humble places of worship, to offer up their manifested even in others, but with proper care it, silent prayer and solemn adoration. RUS RURIS. too, will continue as a pure community, sincere and Padua, Ill., Fourth mo, 30th, 1885.

consistent. -At the Quarterly Meeting held at Albany, N. Y., in Second month last, Duanesburgh Quar

SEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF terly Meeting adjourned to meet at Albany in Fifth

MANAGERS OF FRIENDS' BOARDING month, instead of Coeyman's, as formerly.

HOUSE ASSOCIATION. The meeting for ministers and elders will be held on Fourth-day, at 3 P.M.; Quarterly Meeting on

Another year has again rolled by since the friends Fifth-day, at 11 A.M.; meeting for worship on Sixth and contributors of the Institution last met, to hear day, at 11 A.M.

S. C.

the Annual Report of the Board of Managers.

Those who were at that time chosen to have an

oversight of Friends' Boarding House, have consciCOMMUNICATIONS.

entiously endeavored to carry on the good work en

trusted to them, to the best interest of all, according EDITORS INTELLIGENCER AND JOURNAL:

to the means at their command, but the limited conI suppose I am the only person in Kentucky who dition of the finances has greatly restricted the gets a "Quaker paper." I should like to know if I laudable efforts, which, when compared with that of am correct

. [No; other copies of this paper go into the Young Women's Christian Association and other Kentucky.-Èps.) I do know that during my resi- kindred institutions, seems small indeed. The Mandence here, for twelve years past, there has been no agers have deemed it wise “ to live within the bounds Friends' meeting held in this large city, nor have of their circumstances.” there been any visits of traveling ministers for that

We are called upon to annource the first death purpose. An Orthodox Friend and his wife I did since the opening of the House. Hannah Tyson, an hear upon one occasion, they being engaged in the aged Friend and one of the first boarders, departed

She became a memTemperance work, and speaking only upon it. And this life since our last report. She became one time I heard a lecture from a traveling young died Tenth month 27th, 1884, aged 88 years.

ber of the household Ninth month 15th, 1878, and man (O.), a begging one and rather poor. I am sure a good house and large meeting could be had here

Through the liberality of our friend and fellowfor any rightly exercised Friend--such as Samuel Manager Deborah F. Wharton, we have been enabled Levick [our correspondent wrote before learning of to reduce the mortgage debt from $7,000 to $6,000, S. J. Li's lamented decease] or Clement Biddle, or

but there still remains to be paid the loan of $400 H. T. Child, or others who I am not familiar with.

a: reported last year,

The income from board has been about sufficient to Louisville, Ky., Fourth mo.,

meet the current expenses, but tax, water-rent and interest have to be met mainly from contributions.

The carpets are beginning to show signs of wear, EDITORS INTELLIGENCER AND JOURNAL:

and will soon have to be renewed, and we trust our We have now a great many Orthodox Friends in friends will be liberal in their aid, not only to reIowa. I attended their Yearly Meeting at Oska place worn-out furniture but help reduce the debt, loosa, a few years since, and found a large body of thereby enabling the Institution to more fully carry plainly dressed Friends, who used the plain lan- out the design for which it was started. guage, according to our custom, but, at the close of The Treasurer's report shows balance on hand at which, one held up his hands and pronounced a bene- beginning of year $157.18, contributed $1,269, from diction, which to me was not Quakerlike.

board $2,358.56. Paid house expenses $2,222.17, They now appoint and hold meetings very similar property expenses and interest $621.40, on account to the Methodists—what they call "revivals," and of mortgage $1,000 due him Fourth month 1st, 1885 they frequently call on the Methodists to assist them $58.83.

-singing, shouting and praying. As they are so Officers elected : President, Abraham W. Haines; numerous with us, I am acquainted with a great Clerk, Edmund Webster; Treasurer, Henry M. many, and they appear to be honest and sincere ; Laing; Auditors, Joseph Bacon, Jesse Cleaver; some say that if Fox, Penn or Barclay were yet liv- other Managers, Letitia G. Haines, Wm. Hawkins, ing they would be just as progressive, but I venture George Taber, Deborah F. Wharton, Sarah C. Webto doubt it. They have a good deal of difficulty ster, Mahlon K. Paist, Rebecca N. Webster, Wm. J. among themselves, and are divided and hold sepa. Gillingham, Harriet W. Paist, Mary A. Tupman, rate meetings. A good many of them are in unity Joseph M. Truman, Jr., Mary F. Saunders.

1885.

E. A.

ORTHODOX FRIENDS IN IOWA.

colony in Utah are now complete. A tract of 100,000 CURRENT EVENTS.

acres has been secured, and all that is wanted now is

that the water rights should be guaranteed. John DilDomestic.—Correspondence has passed between Sec-lon, late M. P. for Tipperary, who accompanied C. S. retary Bayard and the Columbian Minister at Wash- / Parnell through the country, has thrown himself into ington with reference to the decree of the Columbian the scheme with great vigor. At first it was intended Government closing some of its ports to foreign com- that the settlement should be exclusively devoted to

That scheme has been abandoned merce and declaring the vessels of insurgents to be Irish immigrants. beyond the pale of international law.

now. All poor people, of all nationalities, will not Bayard takes the ground that this government can only be welcomed, but will be assisted until they obnot admit that a port is closed to commerce, unless tain a footing, and will be allowed to pay for the land the edict so ordering is sustained by force sufficient they occupy as soon as they can.-Salt Lake Tribune. practically to enforce the closure. Neither will he Foreign. There are reasons for believing that Rusconsent to treat as pirates those vessels which are sia is anxious for war. The action of France in the manned by insurgents against the Government of matter of the Bosphore Egyptien is supposed to indiColumbia.

cate a secret concert with Russia. SECRETARY BAYARD and Baron Fava, Minister of THERE is a report that Germany has declined to Italy at Washington, have exchanged the ratifica- mediate between England and Russia. John Bright tions of their respective governments of the Extradi- has replied to the Peace Arbitration Society that if tion Treaty with Italy, concluded Sixth month 11th, any opening for mediation presents itself, the govern1884.

mont will doubtless embrace it. A DESTRUCTIVE tornado, near Mexia, Texas, is re- PROF. ARMENIUS VAMBERY, in a recent interview, ported (Fourth mo. 23d). There was much loss of life stated that he thought war was not imminent, and and property.

that a final settlement of the Central Asian question ENORMOUS rainfalls in Kansas have caused great believes that the Afghan3 would prefer an alliance floods, ensuing in great destruction and loss of life, with England to one with Russia, and maintains that and the storm has extended into Western Missouri.

Russia aims at the possession of India. LABOR troubles yet continue in many localities, many strikes being yet in progress and others threat

THE prolonged Franco - Chinese war, now that ened. Great losses on the part of both laborers and peace has been declared, will probably result in an capitalists are certain, and it appears that neither side absolute revolution in the military system of the Emcan trust fully to the other.

pire of China. The sacrifice of thousands of valuable

lives, to say nothing of the draft on the treasury, has Says the Tribune of Fourth month 28th :

already suggested the advisability of founding mili“The annual destruction by forest fires has begun early this tary and naval schools, or doing as Japan has done year. In New Jersey several hundred acres of valuable tim- in Europe and this country to be educated in the

in sending young men to military and naval schools ber were burned last week, and the fires are not yet out. New European method of warfare. For the first time in River district. The yearly loss from fires in the Adirondacks the history of China she has been forced to borrow is enormous. It is not alone in the destruction of timber that money from foreign sources for which she has and

must pay dearly in interest and commissions. forest fires are to be deplored, but in the effect on the water supply. The scheme of legislation to regulate and control the A LONDON despatch of the 25th ult. gives advices forests in New York, as proposed by the commission whose from China stating that the Chinese Viceroy of the bills are now before the Assembly, would go far to check this Provinces of Yunan and Kwechong had just issued a great evil."

decree ordering the destruction of all Catholic conTHE Critic says James Russell Lowell has been of vents and the killing of all Catholic converts and fered the chair of English literature at Oxford Uni- foreigners. As a result of this decree, several of the versity, but has declined to consider the proposition condemned convents had been razed and

several hunon the ground that duty to his grandchildren demands dred Catholic converts and foreigners had already

been assassinated. his return to America. The offer came in the form of a note from Lowell's friend, Prof. Max Muller, who THE immense stone bridge constructed by Chinese was sure of the poet's election before he communicated engineers over the arm of the Chinese Sea at Lagang with him on the subject.

is finished. The bridge is five miles long, entirely of GOVERNOR HILL (of New York) has signed the stone, and has 300 arches, each 70 feet high. The Niagara Reservation bill. This bill appropriates $1,

roadway is 70 feet wide. 433,429 to pay the awards for the lands to be taken by THE Canadian Parliament has defeated a proposithe State at Niagara.

tion to extend the franchise to unmarried women. [This movement was originated by Governor Robinson, in The action was taken after a continuous session of 1879, who stated to the Legislature Lord Dufferin's proposition thirty-one hours, which was marked by a good deal that Canada and New York should take steps in the premises of disorder and boisterousness. made necessary by the action of those who owned lands sur- On the 29th ult. the ultimatum of the Czar was anrounding the falls, visitors being in many cases kept away by nounced-demanding that Great Britain shall accept the extortions to which they were subjected, and the scenery Russia's proposed boundary line between Turkestan itself marred and its natural beauties destroyed. The Com- and Afghanistan. Great Britain refusing, Russia missioners of the State Survey were instructed to investigate will proceed to occupy Herat. Orders have been the matter, and in their report recommended that the State given for the mobilization of all Russia's forces. Engpurchase such land as was necessary for the preservation of land, or the best sense of England, is for peace and

Commissioners were appointed to locate the she is understood to have offered to submit the sublands, and they picked out 118 acres, embracing all points from ject in dispute to arbitration. which the falls are visible. Appraisers were then appointed and the owners' claims were reduced to the amount given in the above despatch. These awards were confirmed by the

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, and it is not thought that any of the property gencer and Journal the remainder of 1885, (Fifth month 2. to Supreme Court, and it is not thought that any of the property Twelfth month 26, inclusive), for $1.50. The back numbers, in owners will appeal.]

cases where orders are sent later than Fifth month 2d, can The arrangements for the establishment of an Irish | probably be supplied.

the scenery.

NOTICES.

STRAWBRIDGE & CLOTHIER,

Friends desiring to attend the approaching Yearly Meeting are informed that arrangements have been made with the railroad companies so that Friends

Exhibit at all times a most extensive near the following named railroads can come to Philadelphia and return at the rate of two cents per mile

and comprehensive assortment of every traveled.

description of
By applying at Store of Friends' Book Association,
1020 Arch street, Philadelphia, gratuitous orders on

DRY GOODS.
the Ticket Agents for tickets on the Pennsylvania
Railroad Division, United Railroads of New Jersey
Division, West Jersey Railroad, Philadelphia, Wil-

The stock includes Silks, Dress Goods, mington and Baltimore Railroad, Philadelphia and Baltimore Central Railroad, and the Baltimore and

Trimmings, Hosiery and Underwear, Potomac Railroad ; also on the Philadelphia and Gloves, Housefurnishing Goods, ReadyReading Railroad Company and its branches, Lehigh and Susquehanna Division, Philadelphia and New- made Dresses and Wraps, and everything town Railroad, may be obtained. Sales of tickets from Fifth month 7th to 15th, both

that may be needed either for dress or inclusive, with limit of expiration Fifth month' 20th.

housefurnishing purposes. It is believed The approaching Session of Duanesburgh Quarterly that unusual inducements are offered, as Meeting, instead of being held at Coeymans, at this season of the year, as heretofore, will meet at Albany the stock is among the largest to be found at the usual time. Friends desiring to attend the

in the American market, and the prioes are same, will please note the change.

guaranteed to be uniformly as low as The Executive Committee of the Association for Increasing Interest in the Society of Friends, request elsewhere on similar qualities of Goods. a Conference with all interested in our Society, to consider the aims and object of the Association.

The Conference will be held in Race Street Meetinghouse, on Fifth-day, Fifth mo. 14th, 1885, at 8 P. M.

All are invited to attend.
The Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of Friends'

PHILADELPHIA.
Book Association of Philadelphia, will be held in
Race Street Meeting-house, on Second-day evening,
Fifth mo. 11th, at 8 o'clock.

MEMOIRS OF SAMUEL M. JANNEY, The Annual Report of the Board of Directors will Late of Lincoln, Loudoun Co., Va. Written by himself. Third edition be presented, and an election held for Directors to 12mo., with steel plate portrait. Price. $1.25, by mail 81.35.

For sale by serve the ensuing year. All interested Friends are

FRIENDS' BOOK ASSOCIATION, 1020 Arch St., Phila. especially invited to be present.

S. RAYMOND ROBERTS,
Secretary Stockholders' Meeting.

N. W. Cor. Eighth and Market Sts.

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An Adjourned Meeting of Philadelphia First-day No. 154 North Fifteenth Street.

А School Association will be held at Race Street Meeting-house, on Fourth-day evening, Fifth mo. 13th, at 8 P. M. All are invited.

Give it a Trial and Compare Prices. Friends' Mission, Fairmount ave. and Beach Street. Religious Meeting, First-day, 11 A. M. Temperance From Fifth Month 9th, 1885, the 20 per cent. Meeting, Fifth-day, Fifth mo. 14th, at 8 P. M.

allowance heretofore made to school children only, Company of Friends solicited.

will be given to all Coupon purchasers, and will Children's Meeting.-First-day, Fifth mo. 10th, at make the price of books, &c., cheaper than Friends 3 P. M., at Race Street. Children of several First-day schools will participate in the exercises.

can get elsewhere. Friends are invited.

Entrance on Passage from Fifteenth Street.

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