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Still will we trust in God !

Published, Semi-monthly, by the Executive Committee of the

artist-son, Cropsey, has rendered the west side many sketches, landscapes, portraits, photoAMERICAN FEMALE GUARDIAN SOCIETY, at the House

of the hall very attractive. The booths in graphs and busts by our first artists. The of Industry and Home for the Friendless, 29 E. 29th St.

this department are named Spring, Summer, largest, and to us, most interesting picture, is

Autumn and Winter ; and flowers, grain, fruit Leutze's “Washington Crossing the Delaware."
For Terms and Notices, see Last Pages.

and leafless vines, glittering with ice, (of the The cold, half-congealed look of the water

artist's creation,) overhang them. These ter- through which the boat, bearing Washington

minate in an “Alhambra," at one extremity, and his Aides-de-camp, is slowly finding its
and “Cockloft Summer-honse " at the other, way amid blocks of floating ice; the ice form-

In the latter place, admirers of Washington ing on the prow of the boat and the dripping
STILL will we trust, though earth seem dark and dreary,
And the heart faint beneath His chastening rod.

Irving find much to interest them; portraits oars, the snow powdering the hats of the
Though rough and steep our pathway, worn and weary, and photographs of him, his autographs, man- party, the pallor of the invalid's face, are all

uscripts and writing-desk, also his printed marvels of skill in detail and coloring.
Our eyes see dimly till by Faith anointed,
works on sale.

Church's “ Heart of the Andes ” and “Niaga-
And our blind choosing brings us grief and pain:
Through Him alone who hath our way appointed,

Coming down the steps of this miniature ra,” with its ethereal bow spanning the mist;
We find our peace again.

hall, the eye is caught, if it be evening, by the Gignoux's Winter View of the Great Cataract; Choose Thou for us !--nor let our weak preferring fiery words, “New York Fire Department Bierstadt's “Rocky Mountains," a sketch of an

Cheat our poor gouls of good Thou hast designed; Choose Thou for us !-Thy wisdom is unerring,

Fund," " Union,” and an eagle, that glow'(by Indian encampment in a delightful valley And we are fools and blind. means of a gas-fixture) over the opposite table through which a river winds, and where the So, from our sky, the Night shall farl her shadows,

of the Fire Department and the devices suita-grass is soft and green, and tall trees cast their And Day pour gladness through his golden gates ; ble to distinguish it from all others. But let cool and pleasant shadows; and many other Our rough path lead to flower-enameled meadows

us thread our way through the crowd to the gems grace the gallery. “Exit” is in large Where Joy our coming waits,

floral temple, which occupies the centre of the letters over one of its doors, and passing Let us press on, in patient self-denial, Accept the hardship, shrink not from the loss—

room. Its pillars are evergreen, and its un- | through it, we enter the shipbuilding departOur guerdon lies beyond the hour of trial,

failing supply of flowers and plants keeps the ment, where are several life-boats and models Our Crown, beyond the Cross. air fresh and fragrant; birds warble their of vessels of different kinds.

Thence we go sweet notes from cages hanging within. into the machinery room, where are knitting, For the Advocate and Guardian There is music in the gallery, too, and as you braiding, type-setting and distributing maGLIMPSES OF THE METROPOLITAN SANITARY lift your eyes opward, they are caught by the chines, burglar-proof doors and windows, FAIR.

wilderness of red, white and blue flags that curious pumps, steam-hammers and engines. In attempting to convey to distant readers, hang in luxurious profusion from the walls

But here is a department that differs widely who were not so fortunate as to attend the and ceiling.

from all the rest. A few Indians, belonging to great fair opened in this city on the fourth of

Step this way a moment, and examine this a friendly tribe, volunteered their services to April, a pen sketch of some of its attractions, eagle, skillfully wrought by deft hands from aid in the great object of the Fair. • Upon a we find it difficult to decide what to say and

the hair of Pres. and Mrs. Lincoln, Secretaries platform, in a large room hung with the skins what to leave unsaid, so many objects of in-Chase, Seward, &c., &c. By paying one dol- of the deer and buffalo, they appear, in their terest in its numerous departments pass in lar you can have the privilege of inscribing strange costume, and go through their green review.

your name in a book which is to be presented corn, squaw, feather and war-dances, and But if you, kind reader, will accompany us,

with the eagle to Pres. Lincoln. Hundreds of afterward bring forward their bows and we will go first to the grand hall, in the Palace people have already done so.

arrows for sale.

The Restaurant is specially Gardens, in which are many stands, stalls and If now you wish to purchase any hardware, attractive, being arranged with skill, taste and booths, elegantly and abundantly furnished by dry goods, boots and shoes, India Rubber system, highly creditable to the committee loyal ladies and citizens, chiefly of this city. goods, clothes-wringers or sewing machines, having it in charge. But Ohio has also brought rich gifts, and Mas-stationery, porcelain or glass, perfumery, jew- We visit the trophy-room. What thoughts sachusetts, through New Bedford, “ocean elry and silver-ware, or tobacco, soap, &c., you of strife, and danger, and death, the old torp offerings;" Connecticut is represented by can do so.

flags that cover the walls suggest. Here is the Norwalk; New Jersey, through the skill of her Let us on to the Picture Gallery, where are gray coat worn by Ellsworth when the death

bullet pierced his heart; there Washington's corridor to the Children's Department. Here welfare of our suffering soldiers, inasmuch as over secretary which he carried about with him the children take the procedence of the older

sixty of their boys are now engaged in this conflict

for freedom and the Union, they therefore give during the Revolutionary war. A suit of people; here they give concerts, recitations, their three hundred pennies, with their best wishes clothes worn by him, also a coat of Gen Jack- tableaux; here are toys, sweetmeats, dolls, and

for the success of the Metropolitan Fair, and

speedy restoration of peace to our beloved country. son hang from the wall. That gold-headed books without number; here the work of They also send twelve boxes containing thirty cane once was owned by sage Dr. Franklin. children of charitable institutions and public packs of lamplighters, made by their own hands,

to give light to all who buy them. Sent by vote of Yonder is an old knight's heavy steel armor. schools; the pictures on the walls and win- the Home children. Mrs. R. P. PENFIELD, Swords and pistols, new and old, shot and dows are for the delight of children's eyes.

Children's Secretary." shell, whole or in fragments, torpedoes, a huge We turn to the music room. Here are barp,

The institutions that have contributed to furnish

the stand are the Deaf and Dumb Asylum, Blind Parrott gun, &c., &c., in turn invite attention. organ, piano, melodeon, and various other

Asylum, State Lunatic Asylum, Bloomingdale, But do not fail to see the “living trophy," | musical instruments generously donated to the Hebrew, and Colored Orphan Asylum, New York ; brave, unassuming Sergt. Plunkett, who lost Fair, even the “spinet” of our grandmothers' Wilson Industrial School and the Home for the both his arms at Fredericksburg, while bravely times is here. There are also many photo- Friendless. Five little girls belonging to the Brick bearing on the colors under which three stand-graphs and busts of distinguished composers

Church Mission School, prepared a doll with a ard bearers had already fallen. and performers to be seen.

complete set of dresses, which is for sale for $10. In the old curiosity shop we find a nugget

The Knickerbocker kitchen comes next in of gold valued at $41,000; the court-dresses of order, and is quite attractive. Here an ancient

For the Advocate and Guardian. some of our ministers to foreign countries; colored fiddler scrapes the antique violin by

SOLDIERS TEARS. precious relics of Sir John Franklin's expedi- the fireside, while Dinah and her numerous

BY MRS, WM. MOWBRAY. tion found by Capt. McClintock, far north on colored sisters prepare “lunches and teas " for Prince William's Land; and a Japanese mer- their high-bred and quaintly-dressed mistresses A few days after the attack by the rebels on maid, which having been seen by one who is and their guests.

the Federal pickets at Limestone depot, as in the habit of humming the sweet air set to

We glance into the Park at the great steel small detachments of the brave, but incautious " 'Tis the voice of the mermaid, as she floats o'er the main." bell, the pretty Jersey cottage, and the self-pro- advance guard returned through various pewill be apt to divest it of its charm. A cast pelling swing, sent as contributions to this destrian routes into town, one of these, i yonth, of Napoleon's head, taken after death, is an great enterprise; buy a “Spirit of the Fair, not more than seventeen years of age, seated impressive sight that will not soon escape the only ten cents !" of the ever present and well- himself hy our gate, awaiting his comrades memory.

behaved newsboys; take one last, fond, linger- / who had gone inside for breakfast. I could We will not forget the widow's mite, the ing look at the beauty so wonderfully evoked see from the window that he was weeping ; dollar a poor widowed mother and sister could and so soon to disappear, and go home with a resolved to learn the cause of his sorrow, I not spend, because it came home in their store of pleasant memories we shall often de- went down to the gate and talked to him. He wounded and dying son and brother's torn light to recall in the future.

said that it was contrary to orders for the men wallet. They gave it to the Fair through their The following paragraph appeared among

to go into the houses of citizens, and that he pastor, and already sixty dollars have been the items noticed in the “Spirit of the Fair,” himself never did so. I then asked him why offered for it. of the 16th inst. :

he wept or what cause he had for tears. There are rare old books and costly, and One of the most interesting, on some accounts,

“Oh, plenty of cause," he replied. "My those of later date in abundance in the book- of the stalls in the Fair, is that devoted to Charita- brother was killed in yesterday's fight near store. There are the furniture, dress-making, ble Institutions. It is in the Children's Depart. Jonesboro.” Poor fellow! He had then plenty hair-dressing, millinery, and photographic dement, Union Square building, and is furnished by

of cause indeed for tears ; and while gazing on the inmates of the various charitable institutions partments; the mineralogical collection ; the

the large drops rolling over his noble, expresand asylums for the unfortunates, whose welfare is restaurant, and dining-saloon. felt to be a public care. The frequent use of the

sive countenance, I felt it was the duty of his Hastening through these,

we go to the

hall for musical and other entertainments has a country and of every good citizen in it to belp Union Square building erected expressly for tendency to prevent the sale of articles at the dry those tears. the occasion. The outside is unpretending, but

various stands in this department. Patronage is, One day, whilst visiting at a friend's house, the moment one enters the well-guarded doors, in consequence, in a great measure diverted to

I was introduced to a wounded officer belongother parts of the building. For many reasons the involuntary exclamation is, “Beau tiful!"

this is unfortunate, and particularly in the case of ing to the army of the Cumberland. He was The silk flags that hang from the beams, with the stand under consideration.

lying on a sofa in the hall. The weather bethe highly decorated stalls beneath, give a The articles for sale here represent probably & ing extremely warm, this place was preferred gorgeous look to the scene. The fountain in greater devotion than in almost any other depart- on account of his wound, which was very much

ment of the Fair. The donors, in some cases, have its centre, whose numerous jets cross each

inflamed. He had been reading a letter when exhausted all their means to set forth the display other and plash together into the broad basin

we entered, it dropped upon his breast. There of this stand. The little children of the Home for below, the snowy cups and glossy leaves of the the Friendless have given every penny--three hun

were tears in his eyes, but he tried not to shed calla, which catch or bend beneath the mimic dred in all-that they have received since Christ

them. Just then the mistress of the mansion shower; 'the mossy bank encircling it, into mas, with the exception of one apiece; a nest egg, came in and told us audibly that the letter which are set budding and blooming plants we are sure, for future accumulations, that will be was from his friends at the North, bringing and shrubs, all appeal to one's sense of beauty as freely given whenever a worthy object shall

tidings of a daughter's death, a girl six years present itself. But perhaps the most touching of and harmony. This is the International De

old, and that, although he had several sons, he all is a collection of amulets, or lamplighters, of partment, and here loyal Americans, resident colored paper made by the smallest of them. They

had no longer any little daughter “to pray for in England, and Switzerland's liberty-loving could do no more, but this mite of theirs is one of hiin." sons and daughters, vie with those of Penn- the most suggestive and noble of the many gifts At this allusion to his sad bereavement the sylvania, and Hartford, and various other Re

collected at the Fair. These lamplighters are put veteran covered his eyes with his hands, but

up in five cent bundles, and there are $18 worth of lief Associations in votive offerings for the

was not able to hold back the tears, for they them. With the humble offering came the followcomfort of the brave defenders of the country ing letter :

came leaping through his bronzed fingers like they and we love. “Pro patria,” and “Un pour HOME FOR THE FRIENDLESS, 32 E. 30th St. glistening jewels. "To pray for hiin?” Alas, tous, tous pour un,” are the principal loyal and * The children of the Home for the Friendless no! He had no longer any little daughter to loving mottoes seen.

take great pleasure in donating their free-will
offering to the Fair, for the benefit of the Sanitary

do this, but we should do it, and not leave it "To the right " we pass through the long Commission. They feel a deep interest in the

either to Sundays or fast days, but pray for our noble soldiers alway. They are fight-things of others." Give your prayers, your mic Hospital,” the “Hospital for Sick Chiling our battles and defending our homes, and time, and your money willingly to the great dren,” the "London Homeopathic Hospital.” the least we can do is to think of them and

work of saving the nation, it is God's work, the “Samaritan Free Hospital for Women and bear them on our hearts at a Throne of graco and if you would escape the curse of Meroz, Children," follow each other in regular successas well as award them the respect and sympa- come to His help against the mighty.

ion with urgent appeals for assistance to carry thy they so dearly earn and so well deserve.

on their charitable works. The “Hospital for Why should the men whom Providence

Consumption and Diseases of the Chest

THE following article presents a list of London charities, honors as instruments of a great nation's de

states that the number of applications is unusmany of which are similar in kind to sundry institutions in fense, be victimized in their feelings, families, New York. Among those named that do not exist here,

ually large, filling up all the extra beds, and fortunes, and lives without those for whom and yet are imperatively needed, we notice a "Samaritan therefore additional subscriptions are asked

free Hospital for women and children." We are glad to they make such sacrifices, being even convinc

for. The Secretary of the Royal Infirmary learn that such an institution is contemplated, and that the ed of their existence, much less of the magnipreliminary steps are being taken by parties competent to

states that many thousand poor sick little chiltude of their sufferings ? How many thousands the undertaking, and with encouraging prospects of success. dren receive medical relief from that institu

-Ed. 'among us are engrossed in narrow, selfish spe

tion, and makes a strong appeal in their behalf. culation, forgetful, perhaps koowing not, that


The "National Hospital for the Paralyzed and the reason why they may continue to do so, The announcements in a single number of Epileptic,” the “Cancer Hospital,” free to all thus unmolested and undisturbed from day to the London Times, dated in January, and not poor, the “Royal Hospital for Incurables,” the day, is because these brave fellows are shed

fuller than usual of such notices, that we know Asylum for Idiots, the “St. Pancras Indusding their blood and tears to hold fast closed

of, is calculated to afford an enlarged idea of trial School, and Refuge for Destitute Boys," the floodgates of fire and sword, rapine and the amount of associated effort for the relief of the “Refuges for Homeless and Destitute Childevastation which a pitiless insurgency would suffering, and the prevention of crime, in Lon- dren,"(three in number,) the House of Charity, pour across the land.

don. That city is somewhat larger than New- Soho Square," the “ Field Lane Night ReFor any now to affect indifference to the

York, and we accordingly do not intend to fuges for the Homeless Poor," the “Ragged history, progress, or issue of this war, is not

make any comparisons; but an intelligent and School Union,” the “George Yard Ragged only culpable, but absurd ; there is now no

benevolent curiosity may doubtless be gratified School," and several other advertisements of neutral ground left to stand on, all must soon

by a glance at what the charitable and public- the same description follow in another column. sympathize actively and join some way or

Some of the announcements seem calculated spirited are doing in the great metropolis. Of other in the vital struggle to save the ship in course, there can be nothing like a complete

to strongly move the hearts of the charitable. which their better interests are embarked. Yet view of the subject from the point of observa

The “Providence Row Night Refuge for Homehow often is common sense shocked with such tion which we take, thus casually. We judge

less Women and Children "states that 45,000 expressions as the following. that, from this point, we can see but a small

nights' lodgings, with suppers and breakfasts, "Going to have more sanitary fairs, eh?” part of the field, from which, however, we are

have been given in that institution to the des“How will the money be applied ?" O, led to draw a highly favorable conclusion as to

itute, who would otherwise have had to pass don't ask me about the war! have no time to the manner in which it is occupied throughout.

the nights in streets or under railway arches ; read newspapers, so much else to do." "Where First in the order which the announcements and that 500 nights' lodgings, with suppers and is the army of the Potomac ?" Wonder what

observe in the columns of the Times, we find breakfasts, are thus regularly given every all this recruiting is about ?”

Arneway's Charity," whose business is de- week. “The poor from all parts of London A visit from the rebel General Forrest would scribed as that of lending money in sums not

are admitted, the only condition being that awaken such people effectually, or could they exceeding two hundred pounds each, to poor

they are homeless and starving.

Taken together, the different institutions realize the import of such tears as are above occupiers, or traders resident within the bills of

furnish relief on a truly catholic system. One described, shed for a lost brother father, mortality of the metropolis and certain parish

institution announces its mission to be the care child, or wife. Theywould be more thankfulf or es, at £3 per cent. per annum. “Prowde's

of the “ virtuous but friendless.” Another, that their own limbs and lives, if they remembered Charity” follows, announcing the distribution

of the “friendless and fallen.” The “ Girls' that these are permitted to them because of the annual income applicable to poor, necesothers were found to fill the breach in their sitous, and fit subjects of charity, who, how- Refage” takes destitute girls from ten to six

teen years of age, and trains them for domestic stead; yet this is their only gratitude--a cruel ever, in this case are reqnired to prove their

service. The “Rescue Society " maintains two affectation of indifference. descent, lineally or collaterally, from the tes

hundred and fifty young women and children, Is it just that the soldiers should leave a tator's ancestors--a rather curious provision, comfortable home, loving wife and prattling but doubtless in accordance with the maxim

thus rescuing them from an almost inevitable

career of shame and crime. little ones, that he may spend weary months that charity begins at home.

The result of this partial review of London on the tented or battle-field, and then return Next follow the advertisements of the “St.

charities must be a conclusion that a great and to find himself homeless, wifeless and childless John's Home Training Institution for Nurses ;"

good work is being done, although almost all through our neglect ? Perhaps he was the “Society for the Relief of Widows and

the institutions appeal for aid. This, however, prisoner and could not transmit the needful | Orphans of Medical Men ;" the "London Or- all such institutions need, and need constantly. supplies, and so his family had to perish. Oh! phan Asylum,” which advertises admission for

-Journal of Commerce. shame and sin, that while he was defending fifty orphans ; the “ Asylum for Fatherless

IMMENSE IMMIGRATION FROM EUROPE.-Immigrants are our homes, we took no care of his. That Children,” which announces the election of

arriving in New York at the rate of more than a thousand young wife has lost the strong arm that lately some fifteen candidates for its charity ; after a day. On Monday nine vessels arrived at this port from was her guard. The youthful maiden is no which comes a more pretentious benevolence,

Liverpool, Bremen, Hamburg, and London, bringing more

than four thougand emigrants, besides several hundred longer shielded by a brother's presence, ought being a “Military Female School for the edu

cabin passengers. Of these two thousand eight hundred there not to be Vigilance Associations in every cation (at a reduced cost) of the daughters of took passage at Liverpool, and one thousand and seventytown, city and neighborhood, whose business necessitons officers of the army."

eight came from Germany. The English papers for some

time past have commented upon the unusually rapid emiit would be to watch over those thus left with- The " Charing Cross Hospital" next earnest

gration from Ireland, and the enormous passenger lists of ont natural guardians. Let none say, “Am I ly requests donations of old white rags; and the Liverpool packets show that their statements were not my brother's keeper ?" but practice rather the the “Royal Free Hospital” states that funds

exaggerated. As the successive shiploads arrive, the

emigrants are shot out upon our wharves, and any morn. beautiful sentiment of the apostle, “Look not are “urgently required.” The “Metropolitan

ing an enormous concourse of new foreign faces may be every one on his own things, but also on the Free Hospital,” the “ Central London Ophthal- seen clustering around the emigrant depot on the Battery.

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Por the Advocate and Guardian. humbly and prayerfully, may result in the this sin; and do not look with little concern WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF THE WAR ? turning of "many to righteousness."

on the multitude around you who are rushWe ask this question not in reference to But such an argument has little weight ing on in the pursuit of worldly pleasure, the means by which the war was brought with some. Let us then come nearer home, and, especially, on the mass of professing abont, but to the reason of it, or the design and look at the more personal considerations Christians, who seem not far behind the of God in permitting it. And we answer which should prevent you from dismissing world in their love of fashion and their inthat we believe the cause is to be found in no this subject without careful thought and dulgence in luxury. God spoke to us plainone, but various sins, of some of which many earnest prayer for God's Spirit to dispose ly on this subject in the pecuniary reverses individuals are already convinced; and some and enable you to do your duty in this mat

we experienced a few years since, and he is may have hardly yet been thought of by ter. Your own souls interests

, perhaps and turn from this with other sins, there is

now speaking again, and if we do not repent any of us. Of the former class, perhaps, is your soul's salvation depends upon it. How the sin of extravagance, of which alone we can you know that you are a Christian ?

reason to fear that the dreadful scourge will wonld now speak particularly. By extrava- Christ says, “ If ye love me, keep my com

not soon be removed; and we think its regance we mean not our expenditures com- mandments.” And what are His command moval ought not to be asked unless we offer, pared with those of others. We may in- ments ? “Sell that ye have, and give alms:

with this petition, an earnest plea that the dulge in more ornaments and luxuries than provide yourselves bags that wax not old, a

Church may be led, by God's Spirit, to other people, and not as far as some; but treasure in the heavens that faileth not.”

loosen her grasp upon the world, and that the proper measure of duty and responsibility What does this mean? Certainly not that

we, as a nation, may be delivered from the with us is not the practice of others, but the you should give your heart, your time, your

enemies that dwell in our hearts; for God teachings of the Bible ; for we profess to be money, in a word, your life, to the adorning must chasten us, as a loving Father

, till the a Christian nation, and the great degree of of your own person, or those of your children, 1 object of our correction is effected, or He Gospel light diffused throughout our land to the furnishing of your house, or the em

must leave us to ourselves, which would be renders us, as a people, peculiarly account. bellishing, in any way, of your estate. You

to give us up to certain self-destruction. able. The church, especially, ought to ob- are, indeed, to provide what is needful for serve, with watchful care, the principles of yourself, and for any who are dependent

For the Advocate and Guardian. our holy religion; and these principles as upon you; but are you not doing for your

including, not only the doctrines we profess, self and them much more than this ? Are
but the rules by which we should live; both you not living, and teaching others to live,

How hard it is to reach them! how difcertainly, having their necessary foundation as if the good things of this life were all that ficult to arouse them from their indifferent, deep down in the heart, in the possession of should be cared for? Does not your life apathetic, seemingly dead condition, to an inthat “faith which worketh by love." say that you have no anxiety to lay up a terest in that land beyond the grave whither

Now what are the teachings of the Gospel treasure in heaven? You cannot serve their unconscious steps are so gwiftly tendrelative to the subject before us?. It teaches God and mammon;" and which do you ing. It is sad to see the little children who us to do to others what we would that they serve? Are you not laboring “for the have reached that point where the mind can should do to us. And what, think we, meat which perisheth” and not " for that distinguish the right from the wrong, careought others to have done to us, had we been

which endureth unto everlasting life ?" less of the laws of the great Creator, and born among the heathen, and the blessings One part of the fruit of the Spirit” is thoughtless of the love that makes the path of Christianity been given to others instead | temperance. Are you temperate in all of duty, the way of happiness and peace; but of ourselves. Or if our lot had been cast in things ? Do you examine your habits of it is passing sad to meet any old pilgrim the less-favored portions of our own land life closely and find no excessive indulgence

whose long journey has all been in the broad if we had been reared in communities where of your tastes respecting food, or dress, or

road that leads to destruction, and whose there was little or no religious instruction, anything else? Are you conformed to this

heart appears to have shrunk and withered what then would we wish others to have world, following carefully its fashions and

until there is no more a spark of the divine done for us? Professed disciple of Christ, concerning yourself to please your fellow

life in it. suppose you had lived till now without a

beings? or are you "transformed by the And yet there is hope even for such : God knowledge of the true God, and of the renewing of your mind," having "crucified be praised! The grain that lay dormant for Saviour whom you believe you love, whether the flesh with the affections and lusts,” deny. | three thousand years in the ancient pyramids, bowing down to gods of wood and stone, or ing yourself and bearing your cross without sprung up green and beautiful when placed entirely devoted to the things of this world which Christ says you “cannot be” His

in the bosom of the earth, where the sunshine and regardless of your soul's concerns, what " disciple.” American Christian, your

and the showers fell upon it. And so can would you that Christians should then have Heavenly Master is speaking loudly to you.

the showers of God's grace and the sunshine done for you? Does it seem to you right You, as an individual, have, in some way,

of His love invigorate these old, and shrunken, that those to whom the Gospel has been a responsibility in regard to the continuance

and apparently lifeless hearts, if they will but given should withhold the knowledge of it of the present contest. You have a work to

put themselves under so blessed an influence. from those who have it not, when by deny do. First, you must look to your own heart

Let us supplicate our Heavenly Fath ing themselves all useless indulgences they and life, and inquire prayerfully and earnest

the aged sinners who need some strong hand might each do considerable towards giving it ly what lessons God would have you, indi

to take them from the Egyptian darkness, to the whole world ? Do you say that vidually, to learn from what you, or others

and bring them under the action of God's what you could do, as an individual, is so in our land, are experiencing; and then marvelous light and truth. Then shall we little, that it is hardly worth your while to heart's desire should be poured forth,

see them lifting up their renewed souls toyour take any care, or use any economy for the in daily, fervent prayer, that the nation may

wards the skies, and praising Him who out sake of doing it? But, whoever you are, be purged from her iniquities, that God will

of death bringeth wondrous life! F. B. S. you may do enough to be, with the blessing lead us to deep and sincere humiliation be. of God, an instrument in the conversion of fore Him, on account of our many sins. And

For the Advocate and Guardian, one soul. And would not the knowledge in your own self-examination, and your con

GOOD AND EVIL. that you had saved a soul repay all your fession, and prayer in behalf of the people, "The evil that men do lives after them; care and self-denial ? But that one individ- do not forget the sin of which we have been

The good is oft interred with their boner." ual may be the means of the conversion of speaking. Do not conclude too hastily that PROVERBS are regarded, by many, as the many others, and your doing what you can, you are not, yourself, in any way guilty of I concentrated wisdom of ages and are often

away to

For the Advocate and Guardian,


quoted as decisive authority in case of doubt. compass it. By what other event do we dawns, and I must hie


heavenly Still, they are but half truths. They are remember him but the slaughter of the inno- home. So saying, she departed, and Rolla, compendious expressions for principles cents ? There was a humble publican who attempting to detain her, awoke to the stern which are fitted to peculiar times and places. recorded that cruelty. He also wrote down reality of life. The trees, the fountain, the They are not of universal application, hence the beatitudes. Now, while the memory of music of birds, his darling mother, all were they are often opposed to one another. Take the wicked has literally “ rotted,” and would gone; but there was music and sunshine in for example the two following: "Be not have been forgotten, had not that despised his heart

. Angels had been pouring the penny wise and pound foolish ;" and in con, publican incorporated it in his simple history, balm of consolation into his bitter cup. Life trast to this; “Take care of the pence and Matthew still teaches; still preaches the was not such a weary pilgrimage as before,

for he felt that there were those in that the pounds will take care of themselves." gospel, still repeats the precious words of

The These apply to different occasions. Him who said, “Follow Me." He goes blessed land who loved him, who knew all Scriptures contain similar antithetic direc- forth every day to testify of Christ; his his sorrows, and when his school-days were tions. For example, “ Whatsoever thy hand words are read on every continent. One ended he would rest with them in glory. findeth to do, do with thy might;" and again, hundred and fifty different languages repeat 'Tis a beautiful thought, that angels come “Let your moderation be known unto all them. Every family, in Christendom, knows on wings of love to give sorrowful mortals a men."

Both commands are highly appro- them by heart; or may know them, if they glimpse of brighter scenes than earth affords, priate when rightly quoted.

love the truth. Herod, the king will become and strengthen them for life's conflict by Bacon, in his “ Antitheta,” has contrasted more odious, Matthew, the publican will be whispering to them of the " better land" many beautiful maxims. They stand like come more honored through all time and

where tears shall all be wiped away. hostile armies arrayed against one another, through all eternity!

E. D. S. yet both classes are doing battle for the truth. The quotation placed at the head of

CHARLIE AND THE ROBIN'S SONG, this article has a show of truth in it, yet it Children's Department.

ONE summer morning early, accords far less with facts than that other

When the dew was bright to see, apothegm from the same poet:

Our dark-eyed little Charlie
“How far that little candle throws his beams!

Stood by his mother's knee.
So shines a good deed in a naughty world."

And he heard a robin singing

In a tree, so tall and high,
Evil lives, oftener execrated than commend-

On the topmost bow 't was swinging, ed. Evil dies, too, “amid her worshipers."

Away up in the sky,
The good that men do does not die. Men will
This beautiful world was a sad one to

“Mamma, the robin's praying, not let it die. Envy itself is subdued by

In the very tree-top tbere; death. When men have paid the debt of little Rolla. He was a poor orphan boy, and

"Glory! Glory! it is saying, nature, we forget their misdeeds and speak although smiles and kind words were lavished

And that is all its prayer. only of what they have well done. upon his more fortunate playmates, his heart

But God will surely hear him, was a stranger to sympathy and love.

And the angels standing by, “ Virtues before despised adored become,

For God is very near him,
And graces slighted blossom on the tomb."
Often, when weary and sad, he would creep

Away up in the sky."
We sympathize with martyrs for liberty or up to his lonely garret, which seemed most

“My child, God is no nearer religion. The muse of history honors them; up to heaven, and watch the stars as they

To robin on the tree, poetry gives them immortality. We honor, twinkled merrily in the clear, blue sky; won

And does not hear him clearer in our heart of hearts those who fell der what made them look so happy when he

Than He does you and me. at Thermopylæ and Marathon; but their foes was so sad, and finally what was it that

For He hears the angels harping are only seen, in this remote age, by the made them peep into his dark, lonely room ;

In sun-bright glory dressed,

And the little birdlings chirping light that blazes from the funeral pile of those he should think they would look where it

Down in their leafy nest." who died for their country. So the martyrs was bright and pleasant, and when wearied

“Mamma, if you should hide me of religion are held in everlasting remem- with his strange conjectures he would sink

Away down in the dark, brance, while the names of their revilers are upon his little pallet of straw and sob him

And leave no lamp beside me, forgotten. Every school-boy can tell who self to sleep. Then his Heavenly Father John Huss and Jerome of Prague were, would send kind angels in dreams to him, to

And if I whisper lowly,

All covered in my bed, while the best-informed historian knows not whisper words of comfort. Once he was in

Do you think that Jesus holy the names of those prelates that compassed a fairy land, his little garret was a palace, he

Would know what 't was I said ?" their death. Luther is a household word; was hungry no longer. Again the scene

“My darling little lisper, his persecutors unknown. Tyndale would change. He was in an orange-grove,

God's light is never dim; perished at the stake by command of Henry fountains of water sparkled in the sunshine,

The very lowest ichisper VIII., praying earnestly amid the flames; flowers more beautiful than he ever before

Is always close to Him." “Lord, open the eyes of the king of Eng. / had seen bloomed at his feet, and the featherland." "His ashes flew, no marble tells us ed songsters filled the air with their sweet

WHICH IS WORSE ?-I was thinking yesterday, as I whither," but his memory blooms in peren melody. melody. But soon music low, but far sweet

walked behind a lame boy, how sad it is to be lame. To nial beauty ; while the brutal tyrant that er than that of birds fell


his ear; he limp when others walk, to be left behind when others run, doomed him to die, is remembered only to turned to see from whence it proceeded, to walk apart from the busy throng alone, to pass through be detested. We venerate the names of when his angel mother came forward to greet

days of pain and nights of weariness, to be pitied, or to be Cranmer and Rogers as witnesses for Christ him. Her hand pressed his heart, her lips

scorned--ah, it is a sad thing to be lame!

Just then, across the street, I heard loud talking and while we remember Mary "of red hot memo. touched his brow as in days gone by; and laughter. I looked and saw another boy, limping too, or ry” only as an unnatural monster who com- again, as on earth, her sweet voice seli upon staggering, 110t lame, but drunk. My feeling for the lame mitted to the flames in five years two his ear as she said, “ Darling Rolla, trust in boy changed at once. He needed my pity so little, after

all, and the drunken boy so much. The body will be hundred and seventy-seven of the disciples of God. This life is but a school to prepare

dropped off by and by. Death will relieve tha lame boy of Jesus. you for heaven, if your couch is hard, think

his poor, imperfect body. In heaven he shall be perfect as Go back still farther in the history of the of One who was holy, yet had not where to the angels that stand before our Father, not lame.

But the soul lives forever, and a stain upon that is a church. Recall the deeds and appalling lay His head. If tempted to do wrong, pray

fearful thing. Chris:'s blood alone can cleanse it. “It is death of Herod, the king. He sought the in faith to your Heavenly Father, and He

better for thee to enter halt into life than having two feet death of the young child Jesus, but failed to will give you strength; but see! the morning to be cast into hell."- Child at Home.

Would God then have to hark?


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