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et is take Thomas for example, and see if it is Betsey his stout legs. "My little blacksmith was astonished, for I was alucated so simply his fault that now he is only a continued drain this is to be,' said I, laughing."

and strictly that all this seemed monstrous upon his mother, when he has arrived at man's “Ah!" she said, “it may be as you say, I noticed that he never partook of their conestate, instead of resolutely earnin: his own thongli Eliza does say you are a curious wo- fections, nor did they offer them." livelihood. His mother looked upon the fine man with no ambition for your children to “The greedy things.” cried aunt Betsey. face of her darling and was determined that he rise liigh in the world and move in good so- "What are men about, to marry such girls! should be a gentleman. Though she must ciety; but what about the girls? You know What a drag through life! I only wonder economize and twist and turn every penny, he girls are very encroaching after they begin to there are as many happy marriages as we see." must live daintily, his feet be shod in soft lea- be young ladies and want e'en a'most every- “But the children! ah, the lessons in selther, his body clad in fashionable clothes. thing they see in the shops. They tease and fishiness they acquire so early in life! God Never must he appear soiled or tumbled ; tease, and ery, and they will have finery. It's forbid that mine should become pampered and no liealthy sports were allowed, because she natural and I s'pose they can't help it. There's spoiled!" could ill afford the rents and gashes that “hop Almira's girl just come from New Orleans to "No danger," sneered aunt Betsy, looking scotch” or “leap frog” would make in the make her a visit. I declare I was glad to see toward Mary peeling potatoes for dinner. “I raiment of her boy. He must never go out in her take the ears for home. So self-indulgent, guess yourn will have work enough to take the rain without an umbrella, never bring in she thought of herself first of all; spent such the nonsense ont of her." coal for sear of soiling those delicate hands. hours fixing her pretty face before the glass, “Well, we've gossiped enough." I said,

Then, when large enough for useful employ: nothing suited hier at bome. The breakfast apologetieally, “and let us pray for humility. ment, he must never learn a trade, that is

was coll a waiting for her, eggs were not I am always afraid of a fall when I feel satis“vulgar.” She could not afford a collegiate boiled enongh or too much, steak tough, cakes fied with my way of training the children,

God bless them." course, therefore the counting-house was the heavy, coffee thick, butter too salt.? Even her only alternative. But the close confinement

mother, who adoros her, was tired to death “Nevertheless," my worthy relative added. did not suit his nerves. He thought it dull,

with her whims. For my part I made hearty "It is miglity nice to have money, and a dref"I shall die of ennui over the musty books,

meals and thanked God for my victuals. “Dys- ful thing to be poor and have a great family." mother, I must try something else." Funds

pepsia,' that's what she's got. Folks did not

have that when I was a girl.” slackened, but nice broadeloth must still be

“Did I ever tell you about my traveling to procured, spotless linen, silver forks, nice desserts for Thomas, dry bread for his mother. Buffalo with that celebrated Dr. of divinity and

LESSONS BY THE WAY. This is sad, the trying something else does not

his two daughters ?" asked we, willing to stop “It's a capital way to expand your chest."

aunty in her tirade against Almira's daughter. Three young misses were walking towards answer; the unsettled purpose will not make

6 No! do tell about it."

me, the speaker, with her arms akimbo, the a strong man or a hero. Let us look at James. He has the same blood, the saine peculiarities,

“I looked up," I continued, "with awe to hands placed upon her sides, while she taught

the venerable clergyınan and author, the critic her companions this needful philosophy. I might say, with his cousin Thomas. Proud and sensitive, desiring niceties, loving sweet

and philologist, a veneration spread over his We see too many crooked, contracted specimeats. Well! does he turn out such a boy?

bulky person and smiling, but thoughtful face. mens going to a premature grave all for the

'What happiness to be his daughters,' I thought, want of that healthful expansion which the We saw the danger and shunned it by the

what advantages they must enjoy! I wished observation of a few simple rules would give, blessing of God; no dainties for poor boys. to hear them converse. The learned gentle- Watch your little daughter, as she sits at Strong muscles must be developed in cowhide

man was deep in some abstruse subject with a her writing-desk, her face bowed almost to boots, hard rain, no umbrella, no gloves but

professor of one of our colleges, and even the the paper, and her back curved ungracefully; good fists; cheap, but nutritious food, plenty splendid scenery we were passing through observe your boy as he lies crookedly in his of work, early rest, and early rising. LO! the failed to attract his notice. Presently the cars bed, his head bent down until his chin is result. He has literary taste, but can saw a stopped at a way station and the two girls be- buried in his bosom; take notice how the cord of wood. He has invention, industry, is came animated. They called in a breath to young ladies suspend a heavy weight of clothin a machine shop at fourteen years of age ; their father, ‘Pa! pa! there's a boy with can- ing upon the upper part of the abdomen, and and is prized almost too highly by his master. dies, wretched stuff! but still we must have gird their waists with corset and belt; and He says he does things right, knows just how

Do hurry! he is going off the plat- then think how all these postures and modes to handle tools. Gumption, that is the word.' form." So the good-datured pa rose and interfere with the respiration, embarassing the He earns his living already. It is not hard to

bastened as fast as his weight would permit, air-cells in their great work of purifying the bring a boy along so far and then turn him off.

to satisfy the taste of his daughters. I looked blood and invigorating the systein. RememNo indeed! The weight is off our shoulders, at them; they were both over thirty years of

ber how the slightest pressure upon these he is happy and contented. My father served

age. • Is it possible that a morbid taste for spongy lungs contracts the vessicles and leshis boys so, and often, when lie was old and

sweetmeats can possess such people?" I asked sens their healthy action, and how the weight weak, a hundred dollars would steal into the of Jane who sat near me, Dear me! yes, upon the hips and abdomen prevents the homestead to add coinforts to the scanty stock she said, Miry used to eat over a pound a proper fiattening of the arch of the diaphragm of the old people. I acknowledge that it week. It was a perfect passion, just as a in the act of inspiration, and therefore conwould be a terrible thing to have children man loves a cigar or a hand of tobacco. She strains the breathing apparatus. multiply, if one must dress them even in the

went on so after she was married until her ap- Think how wonderfully and wisely God has cradle in the distorted fashions of these luxur- petite was all gone; nothing suited her taste but provided for our health and comfort, adapting ious times, and fester their vanity and pride at sweetmeats, and she sank into an early grave.' this curious part of our mechanism to the air, the expense of their parents' comfort and Now the father returned, and the girls bad and the air to this delicate organization, and strengtlı, but, ob ! if sensible maxims and en- eagerly seized the package, beginning to de- then, with the consciousness that it is a sort of durance of hardship and vigorous example can vour its contents. Soon we stopped again, suicide to tamper with the laws of our plıysical save from ruin, my boys shall fight a good and oranges were espied by the damsels. nature, set about a reformation in your own fight. So I took my lands out of the dough I Again that drawling voice, Pa, Pa! | habits, and in the habits of your children. had been kneadling all this while, and took up Again he was in requisition to attend to their Permit the baby to creep upon the floor to niy fourth boy ont of the cradle to show aunt wants. Ah! so it was the whole route. I the detriment of its snowy garments but to the


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To call me mother!"

If ever to his ear

To break the stillness drear.


For the Advocate and Guardian.

F. B. S.

vigor of its chest-give the boys and girls was much of pride in my anticipations. The plenty of calisthenic exercises to develope the predominant feeling was that my influence

THE DEAF BOY. whole body, and especially teach them the and companionship would develop both heart

“Oh, if she could bat hear importance of the free action of their lungs. and mind, above what we usually behold in

For one short hour, that I her tongue might teach Throw away the ligh pillows, put shoulder children of his age. straps to the heavy skirts, banish the lolling- God had thwarted all my plans. The

I KNOW a pleasant boy chairs, and adopt the straight backs of our same blow which made me a widow and my

Through whose cerulean eye

There speaks, in silent eloquence, grandmothers' day; then shall we have fewer child fatherless had deprived us of our earth.

A soul of order high. lily-cheeked maidens pining with consumption, ly support. Upon entering the school-room, I

“The deaf boy," he is called, and fewer weak, miserable men doling out was obliged to take Charlie with me, thus

For pealing thunder loud

Is all the sound, suve village bell, tortured days with pulmonary evils brought throwing him into the society of boys older than himself. It had been my prayer, and

He seems at all to heed. upon them by their careless disregard of vital hope that a correct home influence might

Nor has he power to tell laws. It is pleasant to know that there has been a counteract the temptations to which he was

There came the sound of human voice, exposed. I flattered myself that I had been recent awakening in the community to the

successful. Several times I had been called importance of this subject, and that in our public schools the children are frequently expressions, yet the penitential air with upon to correct swaggering ways and slang

In every view save one

He seems a mute indeed; aroused from a drooping, dangerous position which the reproof was ever accepted, gave

Yo noisy laugh, or gibberislı

E'er from his lips proceed. at their desks, by healthful and welcome phys

me strong hope for the future of my boy. ical exercises. But others, in their own

Yet is that else closed door
Never, until this morning, ha:) I dreamed

To one fond word ajar;
little world of liome, can wield a mighty influ-
ence by beginning with the infant this bodily shock which this thought gave me, gradually
that my child conld become profane. The

For late his doating mother said

" He always lisped mamma." training which has such an effect upon the yielded to these reflections. My child must mental vigor of a man.

hear these things either now or when he is “Mens sana in corpore sano" is a condition

older. It is better he should pass through which should be the effort and the prayer of the temptation with me to strengthen hin,

A HAPPY HOME. every parent for his beloved children.

than meet it alone when I am gone. I will
trust in God and hope for the best.

“My dear friend, whatever you do, make The evening came. I sat before the cheer- your boys happy at homne," said a man to me, ful fire with Charlie in my arms.


a man who had large experience in the ways Children's Department. listening, for a time, to his childish prattle, I of the world. I happened to know how it had

gently put back his hair, saying as I did so, been in his home, where a pattern housekeeper, “Mamma's heart has ached all day because his mother, had sacrificed everything to keepof a wicked word she heard her little boy ing lier house in order, and in a state of chronic speak in the hall this morning.”

neatness, The consequence was, that the boys MY CHARLIE.

In a moment the little arms were about were driven away from their home to find It was near nine, the time in the morning my neck. “Mamma, what was it?" cagerly their pleasures, and no thanks to their mother when I must open the school. Suffering asked my child. I repeated the expression. that they were not all ruined. Some of them with sore throat, I had slept but little the " Why, mamma, all the big boys say that. I night before; liad risen late, consequently dilut know it was very bad; am so sorry.” I knew another family where the mother the morning work was unfinished. After I explained the meaning of the word, and took care that the boys should have the means the day's toil it is pleasant to come to an before I had done, the little face, all drench- of enjoyment at horne; one room was set apart orderly home, and I felt chafed at the thought ed with tears, was nestled on my shoulder, for them, they were encouraged to invite their of leaving things in utter confusion.

and the trembling child cried out, “O, mam. young friends to visit them, and there was no Charlie must be washed and combed and ma, I have grieved Jesus, do you suppose frown if one came in at dinner or at tea. The started off to school before I could go. The God will forgive me?" 'Yes, dear," I re.

care was repaid by their love and devotion to rain was falling and would spoil his good plied, “God will forgive you, if you are

their parents, both of whom had their conficap, he must wear his old one, and now the sorry and ask to be forgiven." Mamma, I

dence and sought their happiness, &c.--they cry was raised, * Where is my cap; where am afraid He won't." "He has promised,"

prosper in the world. is my cap?" I continued, " to forgive all who repent and

I knew another family where each member I had no time to aid in the search ; he turn away from this sins.” Well, mam.

was too busy to have any time for “the boys." must look alone. Rushing out of the room, ma, let's kneel down right now and you ask and racing down the hall, he called out to Jesus to forgive me, and make me a good family, the mother was in her room, the daugh

There was no common meeting-room for the one of the lodgers, “ Have you seen my cap,

boy." where the can it be ?"

We knelt down and Charlie wept on my

ters in theirs, they were all occupied, --in good I stood perfectly astonished, mentally hand, while, with my arm about him, I pray :

works, in religious duties it may be—but all asking, “Can it be, that my child will use ed that Jesus would shelter my lamb in His too busy to take any time to make a happy such language?"

fold. When

Charlie was tucked

homo. All I know is, that some of them went in

up In a moment the school-bell would ring ; bed, he drew my face down beside his own with bad companions, and I was not surprised, there was no time for a lecture now. Mauy as he said, “Mamma, dear, I am so glad that notwithstanding abundance of prayer on their times during the day I looked at my little God will forgive, I hope He will help me to behalf. “ Faith without works is dead." one, and thought of other years when I had do what is right, so that I will not grieve

It is not sons alone who need a happy home; planned to rear him in the seclusion of our Jesus any more ; and not make mamma's many girls are driven to society for enjoyment, cottage-home, where he should be shielded heart ache any more.”

because there are no resources at home, and from uchristian and valgar influences. I As I brushed away the tears, I said,

some take the first opportunity to escape by had prided mself upon the lovely character “Thank God, my child has been temipted, and marriage, from uncongenial surroindings. If which I would mold. In a certain sense I been delivered. In years to come he will be our children are happy with us, they will be felt my dependence upon God; still there I stronger for this.”

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black man,

I would not imply that we should make the strife. Can we trust God now? Yes, for ties, and speak to her of the Saviour she happiness of young people the first object in amid the smoke and carnage of battle we loved, was her greatest earthly comfort. life, if it be, they are not slow to learn the les- know God reigns. Above the moldering The little delicacies that the sick require, son, and I have seen children grow up utterly ashes of the heroes, whose graves make sacred

were received as being sent by the good and entirely selfish, from this constant enden. southern soil, the tree of liberty shall wave, Shepherd; and thus her way to the dark vor to make them happy. It is possible to and the oppressed of all nations shall rest be. make home bright, and pleasant, and cheerful, neath its branches.

valley was cheered, and suffering mitigated, without making the happiness of the children Amid the sorrows and temptations of life

till she entered that land where sickness and the avowed object. This may involve some as well as amid its fairer scenes, a living sorrow are unknown. effort and care on our part, but the object to faith is the great safeguard, and down by In a city like this, work like this is abun. be gained is worth the effort.

the river of death it shall not fail us, but dant, and opportunities are not wanting to A jarring, uncomfortable state often becomes open to our ravished vision “the joys He has

work wisely by proxy. Home visitors, tract chronic in a household—perhaps without any prepared for them that love Hiin."

visitors, Sabbath-school teachers and Bible. real intention, and each one feels the effect.

readers, all find them, and those who work But such a state of things may be remedied by

through them by proxy, will have the blessthe spirit of love and a fair observance of the

ing and the prayers of many ready to perish. golden rule.

Advocate and Guardian. We are apt to forget that we once were young, and to feel that once having seen the

WHAT CHEER ! folly of things, our children may profit by our

NEW YORK, MAY 16, 1864. RECENT events in the progress of the war experience. They cannot do so; that boy

have not been of a nature to bring a feeling spoke the feelings of many who said, “I want

of triumph to loyal hearts. We have heard to see the folly of it too."

WORKING BY PROXY. Our children have rights as well as our

of a repulse of our troops here and massacre

The writer of the following note has our selves, and one of them is, “a happy home."

there, and partially successful attacks on the warm thanks, with the assurance that the Of course circumstances vary infinitely, but the

part of our foemen in other directions, on power of parents’ love and kindness may make gift shall be appropriated in accordance with

water and land. Our strength, which should her wishes. cheerful, pleasant surroundings, even out of

be integral, has its weak points, because of materials the most plain and simple, and as we

Irvington, Westchester Co., April 16th, 1864.

avowed sympathy on the part of those who
value our children's welfare, let us make them “My Dear Madam, -I herein inclose a

check for a hundred dollars
, to be spent by think slavery the normal condition of the

with their Southern brethren.
your Visiting Committee on the poor on
their list. That you may continue to be

We hear of brazen-faced iniquity in the
blessed in your noble efforts to relieve the capital of our nation, we read the traitorous

wants of the poor and sick in New York, is or compromising words of some of the un-

prayer of one much interested in your worthy members of Congress, we see jastice VOLUMEs have been written on this subject,

Institution. CAROLINE M. PAINNEY." but what avails the most correct and beauti

long delayed. ful theory, if the living principle be wanting? This is a tangible token that it has been Yet have we hope. Why? Year after

One of the clearest illustrations we remem- put into the heart of another of the Lord's year of this war, as the spring-time came, ber to have seen of simple faith, is that of a stewards to work by proxy.

Another free- has gloom settled down upon our hearts, yet, single plank, bridging a horrid chasm. When

will offering, giving encouragement and aid after long waiting in it, suddenly, swiftly the traveler ventures upon it he believes it will

to those who search out and minister to the some long.deferred hope has come to pass bear himn safely over, he trusts his all upon it; and thus we should trust in the great atonepoor, “always with us."

and sure progress been made. ment. It is not enough to say we believe in

An aged visitor, who responds to many For years, good men, who longed for the Christ. Letting go every other hope and applications made at the Home, states, that advancement of Christ's kingdom on the dependence, we must absolutely trust all in among three hundred and fifty-seven outside earth, prayed that with other wrongs, this His hands, knowing that although the stake is cases recorded upon her list, and visited, the system, which fostered so many sins, might be a fearful one-that our eternity depends upon past year, are seventy-one poor widows, removed, yet they knew not how it could be it-yet it is safe, for the word of the Holy One

many of whom are worthy mothers, doing done. And now God has arisen to "shake is pledged for our salvation. How blessed the

their utmost to keep a shelter for their little terribly " the nation, and shackles are falling calm, peaceful trust of those who have this

ones, and maintain respectability. Some off, and wherever there has been marked living faith! Sickness may assail and death seem near; our Father knows all about it,

are pining in sickness and know not but the complicity with slavery there has war show. and life and death are in His hands, therefore

morrow may find them penniless. To such, ed itself in some phase of horror, in riot, we need not fear. Wealth may take to itself a small amount, so bestowed as to meet raid, massacre or battle. wings and fly away;

“the earth is the Lord's emergencies, is often an unspeakable blessing. From visiting our armies, people return and the fullness thereof, and His children shall A case that we had recently the privilege and tell us of the noble and successful efforts not want any good thing." Friends in whom of aiding may illustrate. The mother had of the Christian Commission, of chief officers we have trusted may forsake us, but we know given her children to the Home, having first who heartily encourage its work, of hardenthere is one Friend who will never leave us, and He is better than all the friends of earth.

done for them all that her strength allowed, ed men, who by direct personal appeal from Our country is torn and bleeding; the

sometimes fainting in the effort meet their Christ's ambassadors, are led to become acJuggernaut Slavery has called for blood, and

daily wants. For many days that she tive co-operators with the excellent chaplains, it has flowed like water. Our fathers, sons

lingered between life and death, the frequent tract distributors, &c. They tell us of soland brothers have gone forth to hew down

yisits of those who could tell her of the wel. diers who crowd the temporary chapels, this horrid idol, and many have fallen in the fare of her children, minister to her necessi- hungering and thirsting for the words of life,

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away the little

and receiving them into their souls with


and ingenuity are in demand to supply the gladness; of their uncompromising patriot

comforts of their families. To such I would

SIMPLICITY.” ism and brave endurance, and their prayers

say, let us not be discouraged, but let us do

How often do we hear the expression, "If cheerfully what little we can do for the for the President and all in authority, that

I were only rich, how much good I could do, cause of benevolence. Let us each have they may trust in the Lord Jehovah as their

and how I would delight to give.” And I a charity-box in our house, into which we leader, and, guided by Him, win victory. may say that such feelings are not altogether can place the gleanings from the family

Are not the bondman's prayers for us also ? strangers to me. But on devoting more wardrobe for the more destitute. If this And hath not God promised, “For the op

thought to the subject, I can see nothing in were so we would then know just what we

the Bible, nor in the impulses of pression of the poor and the sighing of the


benevo. had to give, and not have to say, as we often

lent heart, that would substantiate the comneedy, now will I arise; I will set him in

now do when solicited for clothing for the mon opinion that we must wait until we are

poor, “Well, I do not know whether I have safety from him that puffeth at him."

rich before we can enjoy the pleasure of anything in the house to give or not; may Thousands of wives, and mothers and child giving.

be I might hunt up something." Let each dren are hourly pleading as the days of There certainly is a very instructive and member of our family understand that a cerdanger advance, “Shield our loved ones in impressive lesson to be gleaned from the ac

tain drawer, box, or trunk is devoted entirely the day of battle, and speedily give us a

count of the “poor widow casting in her two to that purpose, and that all are expected to

mites ;” and I have thought that if we, who righteous, enduring peace."

contribute something to it, be it ever so are not the possessors of wealth, could only small a donation. Christian heart joins in this prayer.

dwell in the simplicity of Christian faith Such a box would soon prove itself the safe. thirst for brother's blood that nerves the enough to be willing to give the "two ty.valve of the benevolent energies of the people to give body, and soul, and money to

mites"—the few cents, if not dollars, which children's warm hearts. There is Johnny, prosecute the war. It is that the unity of

we were able to give occasionally, and do it who will love to brush up his outgrown the nation may be preserved, for if it once “heartily, as unto the Lord,” might we not.

pants, coats, or shoes perhaps, and with his

own hands place them in the box. Mary begins to break up, where will the end be? experience the reward which the approbation of the Saviour can give ?

will love to employ her leisure in piecing a If

, in this struggle, the one sin whose throne I think there are those among the laboring quilt from the scraps or bits of calico which of iniquity is still in some measure establish class of people, who, although frequently are almost too good to put into the rags, or ed by law, is banned, we shall have cause for surrounded by the comforts of life, know repairing the little laid-aside aprons or gratitude to Almighty God. Other wrongs

what it is to submit to the rigid law of econ- dresses &c., which will help to fill up the box exist here, but what others are propped up

omy, to make income and expenses meet. and do somebody some good. Jenny's little

Notwithstanding this, would not some act of heart will bound with delight as she packs by our laws? self-denial enable such to give a little into


which she has bought Let us remember who hath said, "At the treasury of the Lord ? and, although it with her own money and made with her what instant I shall speak concerning a na- may not elicit praise or commendation from

own hands for the poor baby somewhere. tion and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up the public, yet, if it is done prayerfully and Eddie will have a bag of dried fruit or beans and to pull down, and to destroy it; if that with simplicity, it would not be unnoticed by

with simplicity, it would not be unnoticed by to add, and Ann a pair of stockings or mit

“ Him who seeth not as man seeth ; for man nation, against whom I have pronounced,

tens to put in. We shall see little Ida's looketh on the outward appearance, but the turn from thrir evil, I will repent of the evil

eyes sparkle as her dimpled hands place ber Lord looketh on the heart.”

little pink dress among the rest, because it that I thongliflo do unto them."

A beautiful illustration of what I have ex- is "too little for me, and poor baby hasn't

pressed may be found by turning to that got any." TIMELY SUGGESTION.

page of the Advocate which contains the list Thus will the habit of sharing our blessThe following article from a valued cor

of acknowledgments, particularly the respon. ings with those less blessed soon establish respondent, contains suggestions eminently the little drops which make the refreshing in the hearts of our dear children which will

ses from the children. They remind us of the principles of true Christian benevolence practical. We earnestly hope every mother showers ; of the little rivulets which swell ever shine forth in their future lives. And of a family will read and mark for reference the mighty ocean. We rejoice to think of then to the poor mothers who are mourning the simple plan named by the writer, and the mite-offerings from the warm, young the loss of some dear little ones who were so just for one year try the experiment. Should hearts, and little purses, which often swell

near to their hearts, I would say, dwell not they do so, we think they would continue it

the sum to twenty, thirty, and even fifty on the outward. Do not treasure up their unsolicited. The present is a time when, if

rollars. We rejoice to think of the little little wardrobe where moth and rust doth

shivering forms that are clothed and fed by corrupt and thieves break through and steal,” we would, like the good patriarch, “deliver them; of the little new Readers, and Spelling but with a prayer that a blessing may go the poor that cry, the fatherless, and him

books, and Bibles which they place in the with them place it also in the box, rementhat hath no helper," new expedients must hands of eager children, who will one day be bering that your darlings are now clothed be devised to gather up the fragments, that men and women, and without which they with garments of everlasting praise, in ex. nothing be lost.

would grow up ignorant and depraved. change for the little robes you wrought. We thank the writer for putting the good have long thought of, and one which I think relation to these important things, and

But let me here suggest a plan which I Let us all seek to know our duty in thought given her on paper, and sending it

will prove beneficial in establishing a more knowing let us strive faithfully to do it with to the Advocate. Let the course she sug- systematic way of giving alms. I believe that simplicity which becomes every Chris- . gests be adopted, and its results for one, five there are many mothers in our land whose tian.

I. or ten years carefully noted, and we are aghearts often beat with ardent desires to do

ASLEEP IN JESUS." sured that both the gladness of heart thus good and lend to the Lord "by distributing imparted to the poor, whom we have always but who, living in their humble homes, with

The recent announcement of the death of with us, and the reflex influence upon the but a moderate income from their farms per

Mr. B. R. Barlow, for the past seven years home circles who unite in the effort will prove haps, and not feeling able to keep domestic Superintendent of the Five Points House of an ample reward.

help steadily, find that all their time, energy | Industry, brought sorrow to the hearts of all


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who knew of his untiring, self-sacrificing ef. to rescue souls and boilies from everlasting acquainted, yon now see an intelligent, trustforts, like his beloved Master, to seek and perdition, .

ing, hoping child of God, and remembered

A little child beeillessly crawled upon a that you are to pass a long eternity of joy save that which was lost.” Velloubt not

railroad track, striving for something that and gladness with that child saved and glorithe angels have many times rejoiced over re

attracted its notice, all unconscious of the fied through your instrumentality. penting sinners whom he first tanght the

train which approached with lightning speed. If you could picture the long array of way of life, and that they gave him a glad The scream of the engineer's whistle startled | forty thousand children in this city who welcome to their bright home, when his

not the child. The brakes were put on, to never attend Sunday or day school, and are Lord called him from his labors of love to

prevent, if possible, the dreadful calamity growing wild in the street; if you could see his rest and reward. "Tras fitting for more

10w so palpable to every beholder. In vain; the vast congregation of twenty thousand tals to place a cross of falling flowers upon

it was too late to stop the train and the child uncared-for ones who are learning the way to

was unable to save itself. Would they all destruction, and imagine the wail of woe luis coffin, while the Master placed upon His sit still and console themselves by saying: sounding from the deep of destruction, and firithful servant's head the unfading crown of “It is sad, but cannot be helped ?" Not so. feel that you might do something toward reslife.

The engineer reverses his engine, and ap- cuing one soul at least from such a fate, I Among the last precious words that fell | plies the brakes; then quickly, but cautious- am sure you would feel like risking your life from the good man's lips, were these :

to save that one. " My

ly passes forward along the side of the

engine, down upon the cow-catcher. One God, my God! the children, the dear chil. «

false step, one palpitation of fear, and all is Iren; train them up for Jesus, train them lost. calmly and bravely he grasps the

LIFE'S WAY AND END. up for Jesus!''

The sobs of the children of coupling-bar, and braces his feet, then stoopthe mission, as his remains were borne from ing forward close to the fleeing ground, just God's chosen people, wandering and weary, the church where his funeral was attended,

at the moment between life and death he murmured often against Him who had led the poor who gathered about its entrance,

grasps the child, and listing it from the track, them forth from the land of oppression and the tears that fell from «eres unused to

springs headlong from his perilous standing sighing, into the wilderness, on their way to

place, and rolls down the embankment with ween;" all testified to the strong hold he had

the promised Canaan. The trials of the way the rescued child in his arrus! “Brave fel. izpon the respect and affection of all classes. low! noble man !" you exclaim ; and he cer

made them often lose sight of its glorious Of such as he, may it be said, with emphasis, tainly was. Some one standing by would end. What a hard path indeed they made. Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord,

have esclaimed: “I wouldn't risk my life in it, sinning and suffering again and again, un. for ther rest from their labors, and their

that manner!" No, nor would that some one til they were made rendy, worthy to enter works do follow them." have been instrumental in saving that dear

upon their inheritance ; until the sons of little child. There was an article in the April number

those who had feared when their late mas

Dear reader, you may not be called upon of the “ Record,” which we think must have to endanger life or health, ease or comfort ters pursued them, exclaiming, "It had been come from bris pen, so well did his life accord for the sake of God's creatures. But it is better to serve the Egyptians than in die in with the Cluist-like sentiments therein ex

not all of life to you to live in endless routine the wilderness,” were maniy and trave, and pressed. Through it," being dead, he yet

of social enjoyment

, comparing yourself with ready to obey God's command tu smite the speaketh" to every Christian heart, in be. your equals in life, and satisfied with the

wicked Canaanites and take possession of elevation to which you have attained. There half of the many little ones yet ungathered is a good degree of moral, religious, social

the goodly land. into the fold of the Good Shepherd. We influence granted to each one; and it is a

Oh! low should those that now fear the copy it entire.

pleasant duty to cause that influence, like Lord, take courage from these things. * I WOULDN'T WORK JYSKLF TO DEATI

rays of sunlight and heat, more or less power. Though the way seems long and rough, and

ful, to be felt by those below you in life, or
who are less favored with worldly blessings. eth ever.

enemies are near, Gol watcheth and guard. You would not, perhaps, because you do

He is the pillar of cloud by day Wherever your benevolence or your renot realize the necessity that someboily should ligion prompts you to go, go ; and do not

and of fire by night, to lead them on through vlevote themselves to the work in the love of | fear that the Master will sacrifice the strength unknown patlıs. The enemy may pursue it, not merely at the Five Points, but wher- of His laborers for naught. Our Great Cap until some barrier impassable as the Red ever there are neglected and ignorant chil. tain never sends IIis soldiers on a forlorn

Sea stretches out before the pained vision ; Iren to be found. I tell you unless Christian hope, where certain destruction and no good their hearts may fail, but God fails never ; people consecrate themselves to the work

are to result. with a full intention to take the consequences,

He will make them triumph over their en.

You would not work yourself to death," sickuess or health, life or death, if necessary, even with such an assurance, or such a faith raged pursuers. there is little good to be expected from their in a divine overruling Providence ? I am If His people hunger, He will send nianna efforts, more than stopping the grawings of sure you would, if


could the darken- from heaven; if then they murmur, He will hunger, and replacing rays with better clothed spirit grow bright, if you could see the send affliction. If they thirst, from the flinty ing Any one can do that. hardened spirit soften; if you could observe


rock He will bid refreshing waters flow. You would not, perhaps, because you are

the child of error turn into the ways of not acquainted practically with the wretched truth; if you knew that cursing lips had they forget Him, He will leave them to their ness and sorrow of the ignorant and vicious. learned the accents of prayer; if you found

own hearts' devices, until, in shame and You would be willing to work for the loving the wretched and hopeless, and had been in repentance for some heinous sin they have and lovely poor ; but you do not realize strumental in leading them to the Friend of committed, they acknowledge with gratitude how much more pitiable is the present and the helpless and despairing; if you had found the power and riches of restraining grace. future condition of the ricions, the hateful, many a spring of pure affection beneath the Having at last part their whole trust in Him and hating. Someboly must stand in the mass of beggary, ignorance, and uncleanuess

whom they have learned is the Rock of their way and stop the heelles sud turn their which you had to penetrate. Yes, you would, tert from the pit of destruction. Somebody is, instead of the wild, imtutored, reckless and salvation, and the Source of all wisdom and must be willing to risk their health and life faithless thing with which you first became | strength, they will enter into a rest which is


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