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THE Consul of the United States at Palermo, Italy, reports, under date of Eleventh mo. 12th, that there have 3937 eases of cholera in that city—of which 2093 proved fatal. Over 60,000 people succeeded in leaving the city. FOUR inches of snow, the first of the season, there, fell at Chester, Vt., on First-day night. The tops of the Catskill mountains were covered with snow on Secondday. TRAINS on the Canadian Pacific Railroad, through from Montreal to Donald, 40 miles beyond the summit of the Rocky Mountains, have begun to run, the first one leaving on the 2nd instant. The distance is 2445 miles. It is expected to open through to Port Moody, on the Pacific Coast, next Spring. DEATHS in Philadelphia, last week, numbered 327, an increase of 17 over the previous work. There were 47 by consumption, 18 by croup, 14 by diphtheria, 10 by typhoid fever, 16 by imflammation of the lungs.

THE WEATHER LAST MONTH.

THE following is the meteorological summary for last month, from the officer of the U. S. Signal Service stationed in Philadelphia:

Mean barometer, 30.012 Highest barometer, 30.325, on the 10th. Lowest barometer, 29.096, on the 29th. Monthly range of barometer, 1.229. Mean temperature, 54.8 Highest temperature, 78.2 on the 3d. Lowest temperature, 34.6, on the 31st. Monthly range of temperature, 43.6. Greatest daily range of temperature, 27.5, on the 28th. Least daily range of temperature, 6.5, on the 2d. Mean daily range of temperature, 16. Mean daily dew point, 46.8. Mean daily relative humidity, 75.5. Prevailing direction of Wind, northwest. Total movement of wind, 6256 miles. Highest velocity of wind and direction, 36 miles, northeast, on the 29th. Number of clear days, 14. Number of fair days, 11. Number of cloudy days, 6. Number of days on which rain fell, 12. Date of lunar halos, 19th, 28th. Date of thunder storms, 29th. Date of frosts, 23d, 24th, 25th, 31st.

THE SCHOFIELD SCHOOL - ACKNOWLEDG-
MENT.
In addition to the sums received through the INTELLI-
GENCER AND JOURNAL, Martha Schofield, desires the ac-
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Express on week-days, 3.20, 4.35, 5.00, 5.45, 6.50, 7.30, 8.20, 8.30, 11 and 11.15 a.m. (Limited Express 1.14 and 4.50 p.m.), 12.44, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6.30, 7.10, 7.40 and 9.16 p.m. and 12.01 night. On Sundays, 3.20, 4.35, 5, 5.45, 8.30 a.m., 12.44, 4 (Limited Express, 4.50), 6.30, 7.10 and 7.40 p.m. and 12.01 night. For Brooklyn, N. Y., all through trains connect at Jersey City with boats of “Brooklyn Annex,” affording direct transfer to Fulton Street, avoiding double ferriage and journey across New York City. Express for Boston, without change, 6.30 p.m. daily. For Sea Girt, Spring Lake, Ocean Beach, Ocean Grove, Asbury Fark and Long Branch, 8.00 and 11.30 a.m., 2.44, 3.30 and 4 .m. on week-days. Saturdays only, 5 p.m. Sundays, 8 a.m. (does not stop at Qcean Grove and Asbury Park). For Freehold, 5 p.m., week-dayS. Daily except Sunday: Express for Easton, Delaware Water Gap, Séranton and Binghamton, 8.00 a.m., 12.01 noon and 6.00 p.m. For Scranton and Water Gap, 4.00 p.m. FROM KENSINGTON STATION, FRONT AND NORRIS STS. For New York, 6.50, 7.40, 8.30, 10.10 and 11.15 a.m., 12.05, 2.10, 3.15, 4.55, 5.35, 6.10 and 11 p.m. on week-days. On Sundays, 8.25 a.m. Daily except Sunday: , Express for Easton, Delaware Water Gap, Ścranton and Binghamton, 7.40 a.m., 12.05 noon and 5.35 p.m. For Scranton and Water Gap, 3.15 p.m. FROM MARKET STREET WHARF. Express for New York, via Camden and Trenton, 9.00 a.m. on week-days. e e Express for Long Braneh and intermediate stations, 8.30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sundays, 7.30 a.m. Trains for Trenton, connecting for New York, 6.20, 7.30, 10.30 a.m., 12 noon, 2.30, 3.30, 4.30, 5.30 and 7.00 p.m. On Sundays, 6.45 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA, WILMINGTON AND BALTIMORE RAILROAD.

TRAINS LEAVE NEW BROAD ST. STATION.

For Baltimore and Washington, 12.20, 3.45, 7.20 9.10, 10.16 a.m., 12.05 noon, 12.30 (Limited Express), 4.02 and 6,03 p.m. For Baltimore only, 5.05 and 11 p.m.

On Sunday, 12.20, 3.45, 7.20, and 9.10 a.m., and 6.03 p.m. For Baltimore only, 11 p.m. to

For Richmond, 12.20, 7.20 and 12.05 noon (Limited Express, 12.30 p.m.) On Sunday, 12.20 and 7.20 a.m.

§§hgo; tickets can be had at Broad and Chestnut Streets, 838 Chestnut Street and Broad Street Station.

The Union Transfer Company will call for the check baggage from hotels and residences. Time-cards and full information can be obtained at the station and at the following No. 838 Chestlıut Street. S. E. Corner Broad and Chestnut Streets. No. 4 Chelten Avenue, Germantown. No. 324 Federal Street, Camden.

J. R. WOO

TICKET OFFICES :

CHARLES E. PUGH,

General Manager. General Passenger Agen

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—AND—
Also Full Lines
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All seasonable
Dry Goods.

COOPER & CONARD, 9TH & MARKET STS., PHILA.

THE CHILDREN'S FRIEND.

AN ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE,
DEVOTED To THE INTERESTs OF THE YOUNG.

TERMS, $1.50 A YEAR, IN ADVANCE.

EXTRACTS FROM LETTERS:—“I still regard THE CHILDREN’s

FRIEND as one of the purest and freshest contributions to juvenile

literature.”
“I hope your important and valuable enterprise of providing

mental food for the young, may meet with the best Success.”
Address,

M. Y. HOUGH,
1020 Arch Street, Phila., Pa.

Our Healthful Home.

INVALIDS can enter this pleasantly situated Sanatorium 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. e
Dr. A. SMITH is very successful in on; 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.

FRIENDS' WEDDING INVITATIONS. Send for Samples.

PARLOR, DINING ROOM, LIBRARY
AND CHAMBER FURNITURE, CUR-
TAINS AND FURNITURE COVERINGS
MATTRESSES, BEDS, FEATHERs,
SPRINGS, SPRING COTs, ETC., ETC.

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Nos. 21 and 23 N. Tenth Street, and 912 and 914 Race Street, Phila.

“A REASONABLE FAITH"

SHORT RELIGIOUS ESSAYS FOR THE TIMES
BY THREE FRIENDS.

ENGLISH EDITION. PRICE, 35 CTS., BY MAIL 40 CTS.

For sale by FRIENDS' BOOK ASSOCIATION, 1020 Arch Street, Philadelphia.

WHAT $5.00 WILL BUY.

IF $5.00 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, o 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 who wish to purchase in larger quantities, we will sell at a still further reduction. The Tea and Coffee will be securely packed and sent by express 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. INGRAM & SON, TEA DEALERS,
31 N. Second Street, Philadelphia.

No Charge.

No. 90s Arch street, DIX ON PHILADELPHIA, PENNA.

FRIENDS' MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES, Correctly and Handsomely Engrossed.

GIRARD LIFE INSURANCE, ANNUITY AND TRUST CO. OF PHILADELPHIA. NO. 2030 CHESTNUT STREET. INSURES LIVES, GRANTS ANNUITIES, ACTS AS EXECUTOR, ADMINISTRATOR, GUARDIAN, - TRUSTEE, COMMITTEE OR RECEIVER, AND RECEIVES DEPOSITS ON INTEREST.

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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 füéu ben Wilso resident. T. WISTAR BROWN, Vice-President and Actuary, ASA S. WING, Manager of In-

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UNITED WITH *

The Friends' journal.

PHILADELPHIA, ELEVENTH MONTH 14, 1885.

PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY THE

FRIENDS INTELLIGENCER ASSOCIATION

(LIMITED.)

TERMS.–PAYABLE IN ADVANCE : One copy, one year, . $2.50 || 8 copies, one year, $2.25 each. Single numbers, . 5 cents 30 copies, one year, $2.00 each. SUBSCRIPTIONs MAY BEGIN AT ANY TIME.

OFFICES: 921 ARCH ST., PHILADELPHIA.

ADVERTISING RATES. For transient advertisements, 10 cents per line, one time ; 7% cents per line each insertion, two times. For longer insertion reduced rates, which will be furnished on application.

REMITTANCES by mail should be in CHECKs, DRAFTS, or Post-OFFICE MONEY ORDERs; the last preferred. Money sent us by mail will be at the risk of the person so sending. {3}*Draw checks and money orders to the order of Helen G. Longstreth, Treasurer.

Entered at the Post-Office at Philadelphia, Penna., as secondclass-matter.

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE,

PoEM ; NIGHT WATCHES, to g e e & e wo . 625. ORDER, NATURAL AND SPIRITUAL, e & & so to & . 625 AN ESSAY AT ABINGTON UNION, . e * to wo g . 626 SPEAKING IN RELIGIOUS MEETINGS, . * e * & . 627 EFFORTS TO FULFIL THE LAW OF CHRIST, . & go o . 629 THE WALUE OF CHARACTER, . & o & g so o . 63() CHARACTER, . y ge * & * e * y g . 631 EDITORIAL :

Righteousness, . wo * g e e * & to . 632 DEATHS, . to e o ge & & e so s to . 632 VISIT TO FRIENDS IN NEBRASKA, . e go o * 4e . 632 LETTERS BY THE WAY, . & & to g * * g . 633 DECEASED MINISTERS AMONG FRIENDS, s * & e . 63.4 THE FIRST-DAY SCHOOLS :

Closing of Wrightstown School, . g fe e to . 634

Meeting of the Philadelphia Association, . t to . 635 EDUCATIONAL :

The Advantage of a College Education, . & * . 636 COMMUNICATIONS:

Labor and its Result, * o {o to g o * . 636 PoETRY : Silent Devotion ; Aspiration; The Secret of a Happy

Day, so & o g ge g - * . 636

THE LIBRARY, . to & & & * e * g to . 637 ORTHODOX FRIENDS, ge * & to e * o e . 638 A STRANGE STORY, . {- * * © * so io to . 639 ECONOMIZE YOUR STRENGTH, . to e & * * g . 640 NEWS AND OTHER GLEANINGS, . o & e a $ & 4) CURRENT EVENTS, . . . . . . . . o MT. PLEASANT SCHOOL ; ACKNOWLEDGMENT, . ; : to . vi.

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PUBLISHERS' NOTICES.

***Correspondence of every description for the INTELLIGENCER AND JOURNAL, should be addressed to it, (or to Howard M. Jenkins), at 921 Arch Street. John Comly’s address is now at 15th and Race Streets, and correspondence for him relating to Friends' Book-Store, or other of his business affairs, should be addressed there.

*** The office of THE INTELLIGENCER AND Journal, is now at 921 Arch Street, (2nd floor.) All correspondence, whether for the editors or on business, is requested to be addressed here; and in general persons having business with the paper will procure its transaction here.

For the accommodation of any who may find it more convenient to pay their subscriptions at the book-store of Friends' Book Association, arrangements have been made by which it will act as our agent to receive them. The store is now at the S. W. Cor. 15th and Race Sts., having been removed from 1020 Arch St.

*** Matter intended for insertion in the INTELLIGENCER AND JOURNAL should reach us by Third-day evening, though notices. or advertisements relating to affairs of immediate importance may be used as late as the forenoon of Fourth-day. In order to reach our distant subscribers, the paper is now mailed on Fifthday, and must be closed at noon of the day preceding.

*** No charge is made for publishing ordinary notices of marriages and deaths; on the contrary, we are very willing to receive and print them. Obituary notices we reserve the privilege to curtail or amend, and it is desired that brevity and suitability may always be carefully kept in view in their preparation.

*** A watchful supervision is exercised over the advertisements in this paper, and none which are not entitled to credit will be knowingly admitted. Advertisements of a low or doubtful character are, of course, rigidly excluded. The value of Our advertising space is by this oversight materially enhanced, as the appearance of an announcement in the paper is, to a certain extent, evidence of its trustworthiness.

*** Attention of our subscribers is called to the fact that we can supply other publications, in connection with the INTELLIGENCER AND Journ AL, at a discounted rate. We will take orders for a limited list of reputable periodicals, (weeklies and monthlies), and will furnish the rate of charge to any who wish to know with the view of ordering. Persons making up their lists of reading for 1886 should take this opportunity of reducing the cost.

***NOTICE.-Henry Tagg, now or formerly at 708 Locust St., Philadelphia, is not an agent of the INTELLIGENCER AND JOURNAL, and is not authorized to act for us in any capacity.

SWARTHMORE COLLEGE. LECTURES.

Prof. R. E. Thompson, of the University of Pennsylvania, will speak at Swarthmore College upon “Protection to American Industries” on 6th day, the 20th inst., at 7.30 P. M.

The Friends of the College are invited.

EDWARD H. MAGILL, PREST.

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