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gious ceremonies at the Mauritius, instead of lime, used to pitch boats. Arrack is the spirit the box-wood which all staunch Catholics have obtained by distilling the fermented sap. Arrack blessed, and placed over their beds in France is to the Parias of the swarthy races, what gin, and Eogland

whiskey, and brandy are to the Parias of the The leaflets of the coco-palms have been used, white races of the human family. When the from immemorial times, to make paper for letters nut is about seven months old, it yields the celeand books. Quintus Curtius speaks of this brated coco water. The unanimous testimony paper, which he erroneously says was made of of navigators declares this liquor to be an unthe bark of the trees. The young and tender rivalled antiscorbutic. Dr. Charles Reynaud leaflets preserve best their whiteness and elastic drunk no other beverage during a residence of city. The leaves of this paper are called Olia, six months in the island of Diego Garcia, and and are placed above each other, and tied to- never enjoyed better health. Coco cream is the gether by means of a string which passes through water while still a sweet white liquid, and before the bundle at each end. When writing upon it bardens into the almond. The almond must them, the Indians and Cingalese hold the book not be judged of by the old, dry, leathery, and in one hand wbile they mark upon it with a oily substance found in the nuts sold in Europe. stylet in the other. They write on both sides Jams and puddings are made of coco almonds. from right to left and then immediately pass The albumin and fibrin which they contain blacking and oil over the newly-traced letters. make them very nutritive. The oil in the old In former times letters were sent to the Grand nuts renders them difficult of digestion. The Mogul, or to the ministers, enclosed in bamboo coco oil or butter consists of the fatty substance canes, which were sealed with gumlac. Pyrard in the nuts. The British have replaced the de Laval mentions naively the use of these leaf- rude wooden mortars of the natives for breaking lets, to tell the old, old story, which always will the nuts, by hydraulic presses and steam-engines be young, young, young. “ In the month of in the island of Ceylon. After two day's exDecember, about the time of Palm-week, you posure to the sun, the almonds detach them. may see the boys and girls caressing and making selves from the shells, and after two days more love more than at any other season. They send they grow greasy and oily. The poor natives each other songs, sonnets, and little verses writ- boil the nuts and skim off the oil as it floats upo ten upon coco-leaves which are white as paper, on the top which serves them for daily use. It and which they mark with stylets.”

is said that there is no oil which burns more The topmost bud of the coco-palm forms what brilliantly than coco oil. is called the coco-cabbage. The natives eat it I ought not to conclude without expressing raw, in which state it is an excellent aliment, my obligations to Dr. Charles Reynaud. This and Europeans eat it as achards when preserved young medical man is a native of the Mauritius, in hot Indian spices; as pickles when preserved where his father is a manufacturer of coco oil. in vinegar; and as salad and sauce.

He has accumulated in his recently published But it is high time I should mention the thesis for his degree, which he has taken in products of the interior of the coco palms. The Paris, all the observations made by himself and liquor which the English call toddy is procured friends in his native island, and all the results by bleeding the trunks and flower-stalks. It is of his own long, laborious, and intelligent reobtained like maple sugar. The negroes of searches in European public libraries. He freSaint Thomas bore a hole into the trunk just quently quotes an article which appeared in under the leaves, and insert in it a bit of bark, Household Words in the year eighteen hundred which serves as a pipe to conduct the sap into a and fifty-one, relating chiefly to the culture of calabash. Grass and leaves cover carefully the the coco-nut tree in Ceylon. mouth of the calabash, to preserve the liquor from the bees and lizards, which partake of the

HOW TO EAT WISELY. hominal taste for toddy. The best toddy is obtained from the spadice. During the period Dr. Hall, in his journal, gives the following of its fertility, the coco-palm developes a spadice advice: “1. Never sit down to a table with an monthly, which, when wounded, weeps abun. anxious or disturbed mind; better a hundredfold dantly for thirty days, and a month longer prior intermit that meal, for there will then be that to becoming dry. Two vases collect continually much more food in the world for bungrier the tears of the coco flowers. When fresh the stomacbs than yours; and besides, eating under toddy is sweet and agreeable; it afterwards be- such circumstances can only and will always comes tart and intoxicating. The natives mix prolong and aggravate the condition of things. with it the bruised berries of Datura stramonium, 2. Never sit down to a meal after any intense and English soldiers put capsicum into it to give mental effort, for physical and mental injury are it a taste of gingerbeer. Coco jaggary is the inevitable, and no man has a right to deliberatesugar obtained by evaporating the sap. Coco ly injure body, mind, or estate. 3. Never go to galgale is a preparation of coco-oil, jaggary, and 'a full table during bodily exhaustion—designat,


ed by some as being worn out, tired to death- infotmation apply to Lippincott & Parry, corner of used up, done over, and the like. The wisest Market and Second Streets, Philadelphia.

10th mo. 17th, 1857.-4. thing you can do under such circumstances is to take a cracker and a cup of warm tea, either THESTERFIELD BOARDING SCHOOL FOR black or green, and no more. In ten minutes

YOUNG MEN AND BOYS.-The Winter ses. you will fcel a degree of refreshment and liveli- sion of this Institution will commence on the 16th of

11th month 1857, and continue twenty weeks. ness which will be pleasantly surprising to you ; TERMS_$70 per session, one half payable in advance, not of the transient kind wbich a glass of liquor the other in the middle of the session. affords, but permanent; for the tea gives prompt

No extra charges. For further information address stimulus and a little 'strength, and before it HENRY W. RIDGWAY, Crosswicks P. O., Burling

ton Co., N. J. subsides nutriment begins to be drawn from the

10th mo. 3-3 m. sugar and cream, and bread, thus allowing the body gradually, and by safe degrees, to regain B foul Hills Station, on the North Pennsylvania Raila


ton its usual vigor. Then, in a couple of hours, you road. may take a full meal, provided it does not bring Gayner Heacock will open a school 12th mo. 7th, it later than two hours before sundown; if later, and continue 16 weeks, where the usual branches of then take nothing for that day in addition to an English education will be taught, and every attenthe cracker and tea, and the next day you will tion paid to the health and comfort of the children.

Terms $40. No extra charges. Books furnished feel a refreshness and vigour not recently known.' at the usual prices. No reader will require to be advised a second Address

JOSEPH HEACOCK, time who will make a trial as above, whilst it is Jenkintown P. O., Montgomery Co., ,-Penna.

9 mo. 26-8 t.
a fact of no unusual observation among intelligent
physicians that eating heartily under bodily ex-

1 REEN LAWN SEMINARY is situated near haustion is not unfrequently the cause of alarm- J Union-Ville, Chester County', Pa., nine miles ing and painful illness, and sometimes sudden south west of West Chester, and sixteen north west death. These things being so, let every family from Wilmington; daily stages to and from the latter' make it a point to assemble around the family term will commence on the 24 of lith mo. next, and

and tri-weekly from the former place. The winter board with kindly feelings, with a cheerful continue twenty weeks. The course of instruction humor, and a courteous spirit.

embraces all the usual branches, comprising a thorough English Education, Drawing included. Terms: $57,

including Board, Washing, Tuition, use of Books, FAGOTS FOR HERETICS.

Pens, Ink and Lights. The French, Latin and Greek The Aldgate Church, in London, has a fund Languages taught at $5 each, extra, by experienced bequeathed to it in the dark days of persecution and competent teachers, one a native of New Hamp

shire, and a graduate of a popular College in that Its specific purpose was to purchase fagots, not State, whose qualifications have gained her a place to warm the cold, or prepare food for the hungry amongst the highest rank of teachers. The house is poor, but to burn heretics. Some centuries are large, and in every way calculated to secure health now past, and the supply so far exceeded the and comfort to thirty-five or forty pupils.

For Circulars, addressdemand that there is no more room for storing

EDITH B. CHALFANT, Principal. away the abundant fagots. The trustees of the Union-Ville, P. O., Chester County, Pa. fund, it is said, now give away the proeeeds, to 9th mo. 5th, 1857.-8 t. keep alive the poor, and comfort and save the

ONDON GROVE BOARDING SCHOOL FOR very class that a different age had consigned to L He the stake.

commence the next Session of this Institution on the

2d of 11th mo., 1857. Terms: $65 for twenty weeks. PHILADELPHIA MARKETS.

For reference and further particulars, inquire for cir. FLOUR AND MEAL.The stock of Flour is much culars of

BENJ. SWAYNE, Principal. reduced, and some holders resuse $5 25 for standard London Grove, P. O., Chester County, Pa. brands. Sales to retailers and bakers, for fresh ground

TLDRIDGE HILL BOARDING SCHOOL.-The 34$5+ E $7). Rye Flour is now held at $4 25 per bbl., Winter session (for the education of young men and Corn Meal at $3 622 per barrel.

and boys) of this Institution, will open on ibe 9ih of Grain. The receipts of Wheat continue light, 111h mo., and continue 20 weeks. and there is very little demand for it. Southern red The branches of a liberal English education are is held at $1 20° a $1 23, and $1 30 a $1 33 for good thoroughly taught by the most approved methods of white; only a few samples were sold. Rye sells teaching founded on experience. at 75c. Cornis in demand, with sales of yellow at 78 Also the elements of the Latin and French languages. cents in stor. Delaware oats are in fair supply, at 32 a Terms, $70 per session. 33 cents per bushel, afloat.

Those wishing to enter will please make early apCloverseed – The demand hts fallen off, with sales plication. at 5 a 5) per 64 lbs. Timothy is bringing 2 50 per For full particulars address the Principal for a cir. bushel. or Flaxseed the market is bare, and it is cular. wanted at $1 75 cents per bushel.


Eldridge Hill, Salem County N. J. male teacher '

8 mo. 29, 1857-8 w.



W wesdiena, Burlington County, N. T. For further serrihew & Thompson, Prs„Lodge &., North side Penna. Beuk




No. 33.


EDITED BY AN ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS. much in the cross, and I came not knowing what

shall befall me, save that bonds and afflictions PUBLISHED BY WM. W. MOORE, assuredly await. No. 324 South Fifth Street,

"Fifth day evening we attended the Meeting

which was formerly held on sixth day morning; Every Seventh day at Two Dollars per annum, pay- it was silent, and proved to me the beginning of able in advance. Three copies sent to one address for

sorrows here, giving some little perception of the Five Dollars.

Communications must be addressed to the Publisher oppressed state of the seed in this great city. free of expense, to whom all payments are to be made. First day was deeply trying throughout; in the

morning I obtained but little relief: thé MeetEXTRACTS FROM THE LIFE OF MARY DUDLEY. ing in the afternoon was heavy and silent, that (Continued from page 499.)

in the evening large, exercising, and laborious; In 1793 Mary Dudley visited North and South the people seemed full, and are, I believe, often Wales and some parts of Lancashire. In the filled; however it felt to me that medicine rather

than cordials was necessary, and I found it no accomplishment of this journey many difficulties easy matter to administer what was given in were encountered, which, but for her devotion to commission; but deen it an abu udant mercy to the cause wbich she had espoused, might bave feel the sacrifice graciously accepted. Oh! may appeared insurmountable. An interesting ac- we never turn back in the day of battle, though count is given of this visit, but as we have giants may be in the land, but trust in Him who

proves the bow and battle-axe to his poor little already extracted largely from her life, we pur. ones; and while all the qualification, and pose taking that only which we think will be of strength to use, spiritual weapons, come from the most value to the general reader. The want Him, graciously encourages to future combat by of connection will be thus accounted for, and, incomes of heart-settling peace.

“I should have rejoiced could we have left we trust, excused.- ED.

things thus, and proceeded on second day, but “8th mo. 22nd, 1793. We arrived at Swan- light did not spring up. We attended Meeting sea on sixth day evening, where a friendly, solid again on 3d day,and next morning went to Frenchlooking young woman soon came to us, and re- hay, where notice had been previously sent: the quested us to go with her to tea: we found her Meeting there proved solemn and instructive, mother and sister very kindly disposed, though and though the line of duty was close, I hope neither of them profess as we do : this young some were renewedly encouraged to trust and person went to Meetings here from a secret at- not be afraid. traction in her own mind, and, though some- “ The usual Meeting in Bristol on 5th day times quite alone, bas continued to do so about evening was memorably relieving, though laborithree years : she appears rightly convinced, and ous exercise was my portion ; it felt a thorough is, I believe, desirous to abide under the convert-clearing out so far as respected Friends, but a ing power of truth.

pressure which I had at times been under since " Feeling inclined to sit with the few Friends getting here, so increased, that I ventured to in this place, we had a Meeting on seventh day have a Public Meeting appointed for the next morning, which proved satisfactory, though the afternoon. This was largely attended; many doctrine opened in a close line to the mere pro- serious persons, and among them a great numfessors of pure truth, of which class it seemed ber of Methodists, were present, and the season to us most present were. The young woman was early owned with a covering of solemnity before mentioned felt near to us, and I hope she gathering into solid attention, under wbich the was a little encouraged by this visit.

labor felt easier than on some similar occasions, “ Though not clearly in prospect upon leaving and the hope was excited, that, whether much Clonmel, I could now see no way but going to or any good effect was produced by this sacrifice Bristol, the place of my pativity, where some of of the will or not, the precious cause of truth was my bitterest draughts were administered, and I not injured : a cause which is indeed worthy the hope not altogether unprofitably taken ; this felt surrender of the natural life, if this were called



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for. After Meeting, many of my old acquain- | not practicable to hold a Meeting fifth day; the tance kindly waited to speak to me. By the ap- next being their usual time, we had notice sent to pearance of some, it is evident that the world Friends residing in different directions, and also has not lost its attraction ; this is sorrowfully the among the inhabitants generally; and though a case with those, under every denomination, in time of close exercise, this Meeting proved whom the seed of the kingdom does not take solemn and relieving to our minds. The pumroot for want of depth of earth; but there are ber of Friends in these parts is small, and that some among the different names to religion, who, of deeply exercised members is only as one of a I hope, will become fruitful, if after having en- family and two of a tribe ; but these are worth quired what is truth? they are prevailed upon visiting, and among those of other denominations to wait for such an answer as will settle their there are also such as deserve notice, several of minds in the right path. My spirit nearly whom were at this Meeting, and I believe felt a saluted some of this description, and secretly little strengthened. travailed for their help; but alas ! the cross re- Seventh day we encountered what is called mains a stumbling block to many visited minds, thirteen miles of some of the worst road I ever and the simplicity of truth foolishness.

travelled, being five hours in arriving at our “Being now sensible of release, and favored place of destination, but still we have to acwith that peace which is the gift of divine com- knowledge the extension of protecting care, 80 passion, leaving this place felt pleasant, and that ourselves, chaise and borses were all sound Olveston Meeting presenting for first day, we on getting to Llanidloes in Montgomeryshire. left the city on seventh day afternoon the 7th of We lodged at an inn, very few Friends residing

in the town. The Meeting here on first day "Arrived at Cardiff on fourth day evening, and morning was, through gracious condescension, a finding a large room suitable for the purpose, remarkably invigorating season, feeling like the had notice circulated of a Meeting for ten o'clock participation of such meat as the prophet went on fifth day morning; when a solid company col. in the strength of many days. lected with us, among which was the minister of Feeling in haste to get to Liverpool, we the parish, and many Methodists. Through gra- were easy to proceed on our way, and arrived cious condescension the season was memorably the following evening. It had for several days owned, to the thankful admiration of our hearts; appeared to me as if we were going to the the people seemed to hear the truth in the love funeral of dear Elizabeth Rathbone, and, finding of it, but oh! what can be hoped for, when that at Warrington a letter from my beloved friend which will let remains untaken away : however, S. Benson informing me that her precious sisif even one poor mind is a little instructed, may ter's release from suffering seemed near, it was He who is for ever worthy have all the praise. no surprise to me to hear, on stopping at R. BenWe had afterwards a solemn season with three son's door, that she had been some hours sweetly of our fellow professors, and felt much sympathy dismissed from this conflicting state. We went with one who is, I believe, convinced in her to the house undetermined as to staying, having judgment, loves Friends, and confesses this so received a kind invitation from William Rathfar as to sit with the few in their little Meetings bone to lodge ; but the affectionate solicitude of here, but she stumbles at the cross.

R. and S. B. induced us to take residence "Hearing of a young woman, a Methodist, in this house of mourning, after being assured whom Job Scott had seen and conversed with, by dear S. B, that she would not anxiously think we inclined to have some of her company, and about us, but let us consider ourselves at on telling her our intention she appeared well home. pleased, and we retired to a quiet chamber, “Our dear departed friend was many months where I think we were favored with that sacred ill, but preserved in sweet resignation and quietunction which unites all the living, and throws ness of mind, saying a short time before her down the barriers of outward distinction. This departure, ' My work is done and I am ready.' young woman appears solid, and acquainted with “Fifth day was the interment, which was the influence of good, but not sufficiently emptied largely attended; the pause at the grave side, of self to receive the kingdom as a little child; and a Meeting held subsequently, were times of but an openness being felt towards her, I hope solemnity and favor; so that this beloved exemno harm was done in communicating what arose, plary young woman was owned in death, as well and we parted in that love which it is refreshing as approved in life. John Thorpe was well to feel.

engaged on this occasion, his ministry is uncom“ We have been in our travels through some monly lively, sensible, and as dear Samuel Emlen parts much like poor pilgrims, Friends being so says, with holy pertinence to the subject in thinly scattered in Wales, that except when our view. A large company returned to the house, kind friend J. Lury was with us, we have had and after partaking of the bounties of heaven in to provide for ourselves in every sense. a temporal sense, a season of divine refreshment

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were reminded of the precious counsel which the years, and made her a favorite in the social circle, deceased had often given them.

where she was loved for her many virtues. She “ Having had a view before I came here, and had several severe spells of illness, until her conbeing since confirmed in the belief, that some stitution gave way, and for eight months she thing was due from me to the families of this was gradually declining; six weeks previous to Meeting, I ventured to mention, after being her death she was unable to walk without assisaltogether closed froin public labor on first day, tance, though not confined to her bed one day, that I believed it best to move in this matter : and truly it was a privilege to watch by this and finding there were some other minds under beloved one. Her happy and cheerful disposi. preparation for this service, the performance of tion shed its radient beams over her household, it was considerably lightened by the sympathy ever endeavoring to support her beloved busand united exercise of several dear friends. band with soothing language, maintaining a Robert Benson kept closely with us, and his tranquil and composed state of mind throughout; valuable wife and S. Hadwin occasionally joined. although well aware what the result must be. We broke off in order to attend the Monthly She would often say, we have had a long time Meeting held at Manchesterthe 15th of 10th mo., to prepare for this, and how thankful we ought which proved a time of deep and painful feeling; to be that I suffer so little, while others are but through the renewed extension of holy aid, suffering so much.” Her sister M. being with one of some relief, which I consider an abundant her some weeks previous to her death, asked favor; though in thus endeavoring to fill up the her if she thought there was anything that could allotted measure of suffering, no mighty works now restore her. She replied, “Oh no! and I do may be done. The efforts of some are indeed not wish any one to encourage me, for my mind very feeble, but if these are only so preserved as at has been brought to this months since.” She spoke least to obtain that testimony, she hath done what much of her husband and family, saying they she could, it will be enough; yea, under such a would have many comforts left; at another prospect, the often tossed and weary spirit may time she said, “Sister how long does thee think even repose : while in deep self-abasement the ac- I will live ?” Her sister replying, that it was imknowledgement of being an unprofitable servant possible to tell, that she might last some time is renewedly made. But oh I that unto Him yet, but that she could not say she thought she who is able to make up all deficiencies, praise would recover. “No," she replied, “for my lungs may be ascribed both here and everlastingly!" must be nearly gone.” She then pointed to ano

She returned to Ireland in time to attend the ther part of the room and said, "there was my Half Year's Meeting in the eleventh month; seat in the winter,” and related the conflict she after which she was favored to reach her own had passed through to bring her mind to the habitation in better health than she had left it, condition it was then in; that when she looked having accomplished an exercising journey of around and saw what a beautiful home she had, above three months.

and so much to bind her to earth, she sometimes al. (To be continued.)

most wished to live, but, said she, “I would smother down the thought, for I knew I must go.” Her

sister remarked that was a most natural de. MEMOIR OF PHEBE SATTERTHWAIT,

sire, surrounded as she was by such a family, Wife of Charles Satterthwait, of Crosswicks, and asked whether there was anything else in New Jersey, deceased 21st of 6th mo. 1857.

her way. She replied, "nothing but my busband The memory of those who have finished their and children; I have bad a most devoted husband course with joy, is precious to the bereaved, and every reasonable wish has been gratified, and though in the present instance we have not to my children have been very kind to me.” Her record an account of one whose head has grown cheerfulness and calm state of mind were noticed grey with years, or who professed to be advanced by all who visited her, and her large circle of in Christian experience, yet we believe none the friends were welcomed with joy. She always less animating and encouraging will it be to manifested her appreciation of their kindness advert to the character of one who felt herself in visiting her, or sending her some little delicato be the least of the Rock. In early life she cy they thought she could enjoy. She was was blessed with the care of religiously concerned through life ever thoughtful of the poor and parents, (Halliday and Jane Jackson, of Darby,) needy, and this beautiful trait continued with whose watchful and consistent example and ten- her to the end. When scarcely able to sit up, der counsel were as bread cast upon the waters, she would send for bundles of clothing she had which after many days was found, strengthening laid by, that she might arrange and distribute her in the fulfilment of the responsible duties of them to those who stood in need. mother to her seven children. Those who knew On the evening of the 19th, sitting in her her in her childhood, will remember the sportive-chair, she said to her husband, “my dear, does ness which characterized her intercourse with thee see that beautiful sunsetting? Oh it is beauall, and this vivacity continued in more mature tiful ! may mine be as bright and glorious."


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