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QUERIES NOT IN THE DISCIPLINE,

678 SPIRITUAL POVERTY OF THE PROSPEROUS CLASSES,

679 THE LOVE OF GOD, .

679 EDITORIALS: Friends' Intelligencer and Journal for 1886,

680 MARRIAGES AND DEATHS,

680 THE FIRST-DAY SCHOOL : Scripture Lesson for Twelfth month 6th,

681 DOGMATIC INSTRUCTION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS,

682 VISITS TO FRIENDS IN NEBRASKA. III,

683 NEWS OF FRIENDS : Friends in Jay county, Indiana,

684 Bucks Quarterly Meeting,

684 COMMUNICATIONS : One Element Wanting,

685 Criticism of “Harper's Bazar,"

685 Milton's “ Paradise Lost,"

685 Correction-Address,

686 POETRY : As a Father; The Snow-Storm ; The Broken Thread, 686 SWARTHMORE ANNUAL MEETING, .

686 THE LIBRARY, .

687 NEWS AND OTHER GLEANINGS,

688 CURRENT EVENTS,

FRIENDS CALENDAR FOR 1886.- A Calendar

for 1886, especially for the use of Friends, has been prepared, and is now ready for sale. It is a heavy card 9 x11 inches, lithographed in handsome and appropriate design, with a medallion portrait of George Fox and a picture of Jordan's Meetinghouse on the face, and a yearly calendar on the reverse side. This card has attached in the centre a tablet, with a slip for each day in the year, giving the day of week and month, and a brief quotation from the writings of some one of the early Friends. In general style it is similar to the Longfellow, Bryant, and other Calendars, which have been so popular. It is believed that it will meet a want that has been felt in the homes of many Friends.

A copy will be sent by mail, postage paid, on receipt of 60 cts.
Address
FERRIS BROS., PRINTERS,

Wilmington, Del.

SWARTHMORE LECTURES,

Prof. Wm. H. Appleton will deliver an address at the College, on "The Poet Cowper," on 6th day evening, 12th mo. 11th, at 7.30 o'clock. The Friends of the College are invited.

EDW. H. MAGILL, President.

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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; MAHLON H. STOKES, Treasurer and Secretary ; D. R. PATTERSON, Trust Officer.

DIRECTORS.-Jas. Long, Alfred S. Gillett, Joseph Wright, Dr. Charles P. Turner, Wm. S. Price, John T. Monroe, W.J. Nead, Thos. R. Patton, John G. Reading, Wm. H. Lucas, 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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*BLATCHLEY

zers.

PUMP!

BEST

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-
IONS.

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

HENRY C. BROWN, Secretary.

WM. H. JONES, The Dealer in Agricultural Implements, Seeds and Fertili

Removed to 2043 and

2045 Market St., Philadelphia, THE

Pa. Cheapest and largest variety. Every conceivable implement of farm use, harness, seeds and fertilizers. It is a curiosity, and of great interest to every utilitarian to see the establishment. If you

cannot get here, write for wants. LATCHLEY'S

I am in communication with all TRIPLE ENAMEL

the Agricultural implement buil

ders in the U. S.
PORCELAIN-LINED

ALWAYS A SPECIAL BARGAIN ROOM.
OR SEAMLESS TUBE
COPPER-
LINED

Do not be argued into buying inferior
goods when you can get THE BEST
for the same money.
C. G. BLATCHLEY,

MANUFACTURER,
308 MARKET ST., Philadelphia.
For sale by the best houses in the trade,

No. 1508 Brown Street,

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WM. HEACOCK, Var UNDERTAKER,

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APRON BAZAAR

ELISA H. SCHOFIELD, ARTIST,

PORTRAITS IN CRAYON, Orders received for China Painting, Oil, Lustra, etc. Lessons given in the above branches.

STUDIO, 1420 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Room 40.-Elevator.

IN AID OF

GRAHAME INSTITUTE.

(CHARTERED),

. A Boarding and Day School for girls of all ages, will reopen ninth month 28th, 1885.

JANE P. GRAHAME, PRINCIPAL, 1202 Race St.

. Young men prepared for college or business. Degrees conferred upon young lady graduates. Timid and backward pupils privately tutored. Careful attention to little boys and girls.

JOSEPH SHORTLIDGE, (Yale College), A. M., Principal.

A Public Charity, Located at 4011 Aspen St., West Phila., will be held in the afternoon and evening of Fifth, Sixth and Seventh-day, Twelfth Month, 10th, 11th and 12th, 1885, in Columbia Market Hall, Columbia Ave., North side, below 230 St. Entrance on Columbia Ave. Union Line, 13th and 15th Sts., and Ridge Avenue Cars run directly to Hall. All contributions of Aprons or material for making, and Fancy Articles, also Cakes, Lemons, Confections, Sugar, Flowers, etc., etc., thankfully received at the Hall, or previously at the Home, or at the residences of the lady managers and Coöperative Committee.

SWARTAMORE COLLEGE.

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ISAAC G, TYSON,-PHOTOGRAPHER,–HAS EXPERT ACCOUNTING.

removed all his negatives to his studio at West Grove, Penna. Orders for duplicates received by mail, or by R. A. Tyson, at the store of Friends' Book Association, 1020 Arch Street. Customers will please call on her before sitting elsewhere, as she is prepared to supply all their wants in any branch of the Art.

furniture or children, to rent furnished house and board owner and wife. Friends preferred. Apply, with reference, to G. W. Adams, (Dentist), Bristol, Pa.

Settling accounts, correcting trial balances, opening and closing books of firms and corporations, etc.

TRUSTS SOLICITED. Security given. Refer by permission to Clement M. Biddle, Dr. J. A. Paxson, Logan, Emery & Weaver, Hicks & Dickey. JACOB JANNEY & CO.,

531 Commerce Street.

L. & R. L. TYSON,

M.

H. T. HOLLOWAY, 304 N. 41ST STREET,

Phila. Purchasing Agent for Friends and others. Satisfactory reference given.

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ble Millinery, 446 Franklin Street, (formerly 212 Arch St.) Philadelphia. Moderate prices.

No. 243 South Eleventh Street, Philadelphia. Staple Trimmings, Zephyrs, Crewels, and yarns of the best quality. Wool and Cotton Waddings of best makes. Embroidery and knitting silks, and Marshall's Thread. Fine knit goods on hand and made to order. Ladies' and Children's under-clothing. Quilting Friends' caps, and plain dresses made to order.

E. & M. E. COPE, PLAIN AND FASHIONA

LYDIA A. MURPHY, PLAIN and FANCY MILLINER.

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ESTABLISHED 30 YEARS.

FOR SALE.-ONE OF THE FINEST FIVE

537 FRANKLIN STREET, PHILADELPHIA.

(2 doors below Green.)

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.

CARPETINGS.
All the new Fall Styles, Moquettes and Velvets.

Choice Body Brussels, $1.00 to $1.25. New Patterns and Finest Quality Tapestries, 75c.

Best Ingrains, 750. Lower Grades Cheaper.

LADIES' FINE SHOES, HAND-SEWED. OR

ders taken and executed with promptness.

S. DUTCHER,

915 Spring Garden St., Phila.

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EXTRACT FROM A SERMON BY J. J. COR

NELLI SI sat under the weight and burden of the exerAS

cises of my brother, yesterday, I heard that voice that has been so often whispered in my inner ear, “I have a work for thee to do among thy sisters, on the morrow.” The impression has continued with me since, and I have come in obedience to that requirement. I am unprepared with anything to offer. He has not even allowed me to see, as bas often been the case, the character of the mission on which he has sent me. On this occasion, there come before me some of you, mothers in Israel, who have long borne the burdens of the Society, and been deeply interested in its advancement. You are now approaching the end of your probation, and a deep anxiety for its prosperity weighs upon your mind. The young in life do not come up, as you deem, to the standard that is necessary. You are allowing a spirit of spiritual discouragement to rest upon you which is marring the peaceful decline of life with an undue anxiety. You are drawing away from that entire faith in, and dependence upon the Father which you now need, and would so much more need as you approach

the end of life. I earnestly crave of you to continue to lean on that divine arm that has been with you in all your lives until now.

We have known where young mothers have been taken from their families when they seemed most needed; and with their hearts given to God, we have known where there had been unshaken faith and confidence that “the Lord will take care of my lambs.” That arm that has gathered, has not been shortened that it cannot save, and can you not believe that he will care for these tender ones in your spiritual care ? Lean more and more as your profession demands, upon that Divine arm. When you permit this discouragement to rest upon you, the example you set them is not calculated to bring them to the high standard to which you wish them to attain. By example you are saying to them, I have devoted my life to the service of my God who is not caring for me now. And the discouragement which is resting upon you is unfitting you to extend to these the counsel they need, just as when pressed by the burdens of life and every day cares you are unfitted to give your children the worldly advice they stand in need of. The same is true with regard to the young of this people. When you look upon the dark side, and go mourning on your way, you will be unfitted to give them the food they require. Come, follow me, as I am following my master. Many times beneath the gay garment there beats a heart as truly desiring and endeavoring to follow him as yours or mine. Perhaps the things that trouble you have not yet been required of them to give up. Do not allow discouragement and undue anxiety to unfit you to give the advice and caution you desire to extend.

To those in the middle-walk of life, who are going mourning on your way, under sorrows and afflictions which make you feel that life is void of that which brings enjoyment to your souls. Dear hearts, for this condition I can speak from my own experience. I know how the earnest cry of the spirit goes forth. The comfort that you once had, you no longer feel, and you are sore afraid, trembling for your condition, not finding the comfort that you have had in the past. When the waves of trouble come over you, you are afraid. The master is in the ship. Turn to him. He will rise within you, and will say to the storms and winds, "Peace, be still !” I know that he will rise. He is a present helper in every needful time. He will be found in this great tribulation. You are anxious that those around you shall embrace your own views. You think you see just what views

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1 From a sermon by J. J. C., in the Women's Meeting, during the late Yearly Meeting, at Richmond, Indiana,

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