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-An orchard of cocoanut trees on the ocean front of Southern Florida has cost Ezra A. Osborn, a rich Jerseyman, not less than $100,000. The orchard stretches for sixty miles along the sea, and there are in it 200,000 thriv. ing trees. These trees were brought in vessels from South America, and landed by means of surf boats built for the purpose.

-The blue pond lilies, sold by the florists, come from Boston and the pink from Cape Cod. White lilies may still be bought of boy venders on the streets, but the time of their glory is the second month of Summer. There is fine fragrance in the tinted flowers from New England. The lily ponds at Lansdowne in the Park have been worth seeing since the beginning of the midsummer season, and it may be said in passing that the happiest lot of frogs this side of the Great Dismal Swamp live in those very Lansdowne puddles.-Philadelphia Press.

A DESPATCH from Troy, New York, says the heavy rainfall of August greatly injured the potato crop. Farmers say many hills do not contain a potato, and everywhere is heard complaint of rot. A similar report is sent from Quebec, Canada.

It is expected that the great parade of the trades unions in New York, on the 7th instant, will be the most imposing demonstration of the kind ever seen in that city,

The deaths in this city last week numbered 363, which was 54 less than during the previous week and three less than during the corresponding period last year.

A VIOLENT hail storm, covering a track two miles in width, passed over Belmont county, Ohio, on First-day evening. Many of the hail stones measured from six to ten inches in circumference. Window glass was smashed, a flour mill was blown down, and acres of corn and tobacco were ruined.

INSPECTOR ARMSTRONG, just returned to El Paso, Texas, from an inspection of the Indian agencies in Arizona, reports that the residents of that Territory have no further fear of Indian depredations. The Apaches at San Carlos Agency have raised a large crop of grain this year, and are peaceful and contented.

It is now announced, but not officially, that the Afghan difficulty between Russia and England is entirely adjusted. The Czar of Russia it is said, will visit Merv, in 1886, in the autumn, and will thence go to Samarcand to be crowned Emperor of Central Asia.

THE cholera decreases in Spain somewhat. There were reported on Second-Day 3833 new cases, and 1248 deaths. During last week, the returns showed roughly that there was a daily average decrease of 300 new cases and 140 deaths In Granada and Saragossa this decrease was most noticeable, while in Madrid and Barcelona there was no change. In Valencia, Toledo and Zamora there was an increase in the number of new cases and deaths. Since the outbreak of cholera in Spain 223,546 persons have been attacked by the disease and 82,619 have died.

W. E. GLADSTONE, the English statesman, who has been on a trip to Norway in the yacht Sunbeam, (famous by the books of Mrs. Brassey wife of its owuer), has returned to England. His health is improving.

A DISPATCH from Pisa, Italy, on the 31st ult., says: "A terrible storm visited this city yesterday. The lightning caused great destruction. It struck and shattered the tower of the Church of St. Cecilia and that of the Church of San Giuseppe. The former is so badly split that it is expected to fall at any moment. Although subjected to the hardest storm known in Pisa during the present generation, the Leaning Tower remains uninjured."

NOTICES. Quarterly and other meetings in the Ninth month will occur as follows:

7th. Centre, Centre, Pa.
10th, Prairie Grove, West Liberty, Iowa.

Salem, Woodstowu, N. J.
14th. Illinois Yearly Meeting, Mt. Palatine, Ill.

Baltimore, Gunpowder, Md.
17th. Haddonfield, Moorestown, N. J.
26th. Scipio, Scipio, N. Y.
29th. Indiana Yearly Meeting, Richmond, Indiana.

Canada, H. Y. M., Yonge St., Ontario.

* First-Day School Unions in Ninth month, as follows:

4th. Blue River, (evening). 11th. Philadelphia. 12th, Burlington, N. J.

Salem, N. J. 19th. Bucks, Pa. 26th. Haddonfield, N. J.

* Circular Meetings in Ninth month, as follows:

6th. Chester, Pa., 3 P. M. 27th. Warrington, Pa.

**The "Lesson Leaves” prepared by direction of the First-Day School General Conference are now ready for distribution, and will be sent free of cost to all superintendents of First-Day Schools whose addresses have been received. If any have been omitted, or not fully supplied, please address, at once, L. H. Hall, Box 97, West Chester, Pa.

The next meeting of the Salem First-Day School Union will be held in the Friends' meeting-house in Salem, on Seventh-day, Ninth month 12th, 1885. Friends are invited to attend.

RICHMAN COLES, Clerk.

*The Sub-Committee of the Yearly Meeting's Committee to visit the meetings of Abington Quarter, expect to attend Upper Dublin meeting on First-day morning, the 13th instant. They also expect to attend Schuylkill meeting, on First-day morning, the 20th instant, and Providence meeting, (Montgomery county), near Phønixville, at 24 in the afternoon of the same day.

NEWS AND OTHER GLEANINGS. _“I fear," said James Russell Lowell in one of his afterdinner speeches, quoted by the Congregationalist, "that when we indulge ourselves in the amusement of going without a religion, we are not, perhaps, aware how much we are sustained at present by an enormous mass all about us of religious feeling and religious convictions, so that-whatever it may be safe for us to think, for us who have had great advantages, and have been brought up in such a way that a certain moral direction has been given to our characterI do not know what would become of the less favored classes of mankind if they undertook the same game."

-The preachers at Ocean Grove this year have received a circular from the clergyman in charge, requesting them to keep their sermons inside of forty-five minutes at the most. It has been found by experiment, their reverend brother informs them, that sermons of greater length fatigue more than they edify.

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THE UNION TRUST COMPANY,

611 and 613 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. AUTHORIZED CAPITAL, $1,000,000 PAID-UP CAPITAL,

$500,000 Acts as Executor, Administrator, Assignee, etc., alone or in connection with an individual appointee. Executes trusts of every description known to the law. All trust assets kept separate from those of the Company. Burglar-Proof Safes to rent at $5 to $60 per annum. Wills kept in Vaults without charge. Bonds, Stocks and other valuables taken under guarantee. Paintings, Statuary, Bronzes, etc., kept in Fire-Proof Vaults. Money received on deposit at interest.

JAMES LONG, President; JOHN G. READING, Vice-President; MAHLOX H. STOKES, Treasurer and Secretary ; D. R. PATTERSON, Trust Officer.

DIRECTORS.-James Long, Alfred S. Gillett, Dr. Charles P. Turner, William S. Price, John T. Monroe, W. J. Nead, Thomas R. Patton, John G. Reading, James S. Martin, D. Hayes Agnew, M. D., Jos. I. Keefe, Robert Patterson, Theodore C. Engel, Jacob Naylor, Thomas G. Hood, Edward L. Perkins, Philadelphia ; Samuel Riddle, Glen Riddle, Pa.; Dr. George W. Reiley, Harrisburg, Pa.; J. Simpson Africa, Huntingdon; Henry S. Eckert, Reading; Edmund S. Doty, Mifflintown; W. W. H. Davis, Doylestown; R. E. Monaghan, West Chester : Charles W. Cooper, Allentown.

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This Company furnishes ALL DESIRABLE FORMS of LIFE and ENDOWMENT INSURANCE at actual NET
COST. It is PURELY MUTUAL; has ASSETS of nearly TEN MILLIONS and a SURPLUS of about Two MILL-

ITS POLICIES ARE NON-FORFÈITABLE AND INCONTESTABLE. 發現
SAMUEL C. HUEY, President.

HENRY C. BROWN, Secretary.

IONS,

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LEWIS' 98 per cent. LYE.

Our Healthful Home.

(Patented) POWDERED AND PERFUMED.

INVALIDS can enter this pleasantly situated Sanatoriom at any time for treatment. Our accommodations are first-class. We have soft spring water, dry, invigorating air, fine walks and drives, with the

advantages of both city and country. Dr. A. SMITH is very successful in healing the sick, with his comprehensive system of medical treatment. Invalids cannot find a better home. Terms reasonable: send for circulars. Address,

A. SMITH, M. D.,

OUR HEALTHFUL HOME, Reading, Pa.

The STRONGEST and PUREST Lye made.
Will make 12 lbs. of the best perfumed hard
soap in 20 minutes WITHOUT BOILING.
It is the best for disinfecting sinks, closets,
drains, etc. Photographers' and machin-
ists' uses. Foundrymen, bolt and nut ma-
kers. For Engineers, as a boiler-cleaner
and anti-incrustator. For brewers and bot-
tlers, for washing barrels, bottles, etc. For
painters, to remove old paints. For wash-
ing trees, etc., etc.
PENNA. SALT MFG. CO.,

Gen. Agts., Phila., Pa.

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EFFICACIOUS.

ECONOMICAL.
PORTABLE.

JOSEPH L. JONES, MONTGOMERY COUNTY MILK.

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CONSHOHOCKEN DAIRIES.
OFFICE: 603 N. EIGHTH STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA.

Special Attention given to Serring Families.

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Affords immediate and permanent relief in cases of Constipation, Biliousness, Headache, Heartburn, Flatulency and Stonach Complaint. Useful in Fevers, Rheumatism, Dropsy, and Piies. As readily taken by the smallest child as by the strongest

WHAT $5.00 WILL BUY.

man.

SOLD BY DRUGGISTS EVERYWHERE,

RICHARDS & SHOURDS,

IF $5.10 is sent us, either by Registered Letter, Postal Note, Bank
Check, or Post-Office Order, we will send any one of the following
orders :-Order No. 1; We will send 6 pounds of good Black, Green,
Japan or Mixed Tea, and 18 pounds of good mild or strong roasted
Coffee. Order No. 2; We will send 30 pounds of good mild, or
strong roasted Coffee. Order No.3; We will send 5 pounds of real
good Black, Green, Japan or Mixed Tea, and 15 pounds of fine
mild or strong roasted Coffee. Order No. 4; We will send 25
pounds of real good mild or strong roasted Coffee. Persons may
club together and get one of these orders, and we will divide it to
suit the club, sending it all to one address. To those wao wish to
purchase in larger quantities, we will sell at a still further reduc-
tion. The Tea and Coffee will be securely packed and sent by ex-
press or freight, whichever is ordered. Samples of any of the
above orders will be sent free by mail to examine. In ordering,
please state whether Order No. 1, 2, 3 or 4 is desired. Call on or
address,
WM. INGRAN & SON, TEA DEALERS,

31 X. Second Street, Philadelphia.

JOBBING ATTENDED) To.

1125 Sheaff St., first street ab. Race,

PHILADELPHIA, PEIVA. S. R. RICHARDS,

THOMPSON SHOURDS, 1541 N. 12th St.

2212 Wallace Street.

FRIENDS' WEDDING INVITATIONS. Send for Samples. No Charge.

NO. 908 ARCH STREET, DIXON PHILADELPHIA, PENNA. .

FRIENDS' MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES, Correctly and Handsomely Engrossed.

GIRARD LIFE INSURANCE, ANNUITY AND TRUST CO. OF PHILADELPHIA.

VO. 2030 CHESTNUT STREET.
INSURES LIVES, GRANTS ANNUITIES, ACTS AS EXECUTOR, ADMINISTRATOR, GUARDIAN,

TRUSTEE, COMMITTEE OR RECEIVER, AND RECEIVES DEPOSITS ON INTEREST.
INCORPORATED 1836,
CHARTER PERPETUAL.

CAPITAL $450,000.

SURPLUS, $827,338. (By Report of State Insurance Department, 1880.) President, JOHN B. GARRETT.

Treasurer, HENRY TATNALL. Actuary, WM. P. HUSTON.

THE PROVIDENT LIFE AND TRUST COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA.
409 CHESTNUT STREET.

CAPITAL $1,000,000, FULLY PAID.
INSURES LIVES, GRANTS ANNUITIES, RECEIVES MONEY ON DEPOSIT, ACTS AS EXECUTOR, ADMINISTRA-

TOR, GUARDIAN, TRUSTEE, ASSIGNEE, COMMITTEE, RECEIVER, AGENT, ETC.

All Trust Funds and Investments are kept separate and apart from the Assets of the Company. President, SAMUEL R. ***T TV Vice-President, T. WISTAR BROWN, Vice-President and Actuary, ASA S. WING, Manager of In

**TROOK, Trust Officer, J. ROBERTS FOULKE.

Reuben Wilson

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53" Franklin St., 2 doors bel. Green,

PHILADELPHIA.

THE Fall and Winter Term of this Institution will commence on the 14th of Ninth Month, (September) next.

The school has a healthy and beautiful location, with extensive grounds, and has been uniformly successful since its establishment, twenty-five years ago.

The advantages of an Academical and Collegiate education are fully secured, and diplomas are granted.

Terms, $180.00 per school year.

For illustrated Circular, and Catalogue giving full particulars address the principal, RICHARD DARLINGTON, Ph. D.,

West Chester, Penna.

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FOR SALE.-ONE OF THE FINEST FIVE

Acre Building Sites in the vicinity of Media. Situate on the Providence Great Road, half-way between Wallingford and Media. No improvements. Apply to

ISAAC L. MILLER,

705 Walnut Street, Philadelphia.

Contains the Life and Essence of Animal Bones. We are now selling Baugh's Strictly Pure Raw Bone Meal, also Baugh's Ready Dissolved Pure Animal Bones, at very low prices. It would surprise farmers to know how very low they can procure these brands from us.

Send your name and address, and we will mail you our PHOSPHATE GUIDE.

BAUGH & SONS, 20 S. Del. Ave. Philada., Pa.

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