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wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is to

"Lets her sable mantle fall

a foretaste of that which remaineth for the more do his friends go far from him? He pur- board. For a few days after she came, she people of God. For it is written, " Thou

sueth them with words, yet are they wanting behaved well, but afterward became less to him."

guarded, enrsing her child at times, and show

We were reqnested to investigate a case of ing signs of being under the influence of liquor. stayed on Thee ; because he trustethi in reported cruelty on the part of a woman and this morning had been so abusive towards Thee."

toward a child living with her. Calling on Mrs. that she told her she could not have

the neighbors the statements made to us were her stay any longer. She had just left, using “What matter what the path shall be ? The end is clear and bright to view ;

corroborated. They said the child's eyes were very threatening language. “Oh, sometimes We know that we a strength shall see,

weak she had been beaten so much; that there I wish I was in heaven,” the poor woman sobWhate'er the day may bring to do.

were marks on her face where she had been bed, "ererything goes against me so, though I We see the end-the house of God

struck; that the woman would drag her try to be decent and honest." But not the path to that abode :

around by her hair and swear at her, while
For God, through ways they have not known the child would scream; yet the neighbors REPORT OF MISSIONARY WORK AMONGST
Will lead his own."
dared not interfere nor coinplain, so passionate

and revengeful was sle. Her rooms were fie-
quented by bad people of both sexes ar j the

A FEW cases visited will exhibit. *?..


cu the chilnights were spent in carousing. A lew days benefit of these mission schon CALLED on Mrs. who was burning the

since one of the girls who go t'ere, got into dren of want whose souls and minds, without last basket of coal, and hadn't two cents to buy

a guarrel with her. Two poemen came in, inti, wordt in all probability be utterly una candle to light up the room as night came

and they, although accust: ined to hear coarse cared for. Owing to various causes, underon; not such a night as the poet describes

language, said they neve listened to any equal stood hr those familiar with this class of when be says she

to that they heard then and there.
jon of the neighbors, was, that the child would people, these children would not be gathered

into the public schools, reaching widely as And pins it with a star ;"

be ruined if she staid there, if she was not but like this;

already. We informed a hunane officer of the they do, but, if taught at all, it must be done “Cold and dark and dreary,

facts we had learned, and trust the child will through the influence of those willing to go It rains, and the wind is never weary." soon be rescued.

out and make special, personal effort in their But never mind, we remember people who

Another case of sad interest, was that of a behalf. When we make the great deduction have made wonderful attainments in knowl

German girl, who had been ruined by an Amer- from the influences and experiences which edge by the liglat of a glowing fire alone.

ican policeman. With much trouble we found hare formed the character of those in higher What if they had no fireligut? Ali, wel', the

our applicant shelter for herself and babe. She life, and when we think of the days that are night is only ten hours long now, and if one

wept bitterly over her poor little one: said, isn't restless from sickness and pain, one

“Whien he get big, he not love me.

." We tried

to them a weary round of monotorous emsleeps well. But what it one is restless and

to show her the way she might bring him np ployment, we can, in some small measure, tosses wearily through the night? Morning to love her.

realize how grateful must be the light of a will dawn-only be patient.

Was callel upon to visit a woman near the sympathizing face, and how far the mere Her daughter had the measles, which had

river; found her laboring hard to take care of fact of an expression of interest goes towards "struck in," giving her a sore throat and un

a neglected little one whose wretched mother awakening their feelings for their children's comfortable feelings of various kinds. Her is wandering through the city dance-houses ; good. While the liardening effects of sin mother said, when she was sickest and thought told her to come to the Home on Friday.

have closed many minds to the sunshine of she was not going to recover, slie wanted to Our next visit was upon an old lady of 78

genial influences, there are many hearts have us sent for to pray for her; so we knelt years ; her daughter was out. Here was sorand commended the little household to our row indeed the mother had lost her two sons,

ready to soften at the mention of some little Father's kind care. and the daughter her husband. Langnage could

ene, and anxious to do all that circumstances They showed me the reward tickets the little but illy express their grief. One of the sons. will allow for their children. Many a little girl had earned in our Industrial school, the mother told us, was her idol. “Oh, I lambe has led the way to the fold.

To such, amounting to thirty-eight cents. She was

acknowledge it with sincere repentance, my it is a special pleasure to offer privileges they trying to get enough to have a pair of shoes. heart was with my boy-I looked upon him as

could not enjoy were it not for the mission To-day received from the Dorcas room a small my all." We forbore reproof, seeing her fee

schools. If sufficient clothing is lacking, the bag of dried apples and beans for the family. bleness, and low near her sun was to its final

fact that such wants can be supplied removes Stopped at Mrs. M.'s and found her making setting. We begeed to be permitted to read army blouses for some one who gave her fifteen the fourteenth chapter of John. How many

the objection. If forced irregularities have cents, while she herself got twenty-five cents, hearts have been soothed, how many vows of deprived them of seats and books at the pubfor the same. She was thankful for even that, sincere repentance made, under the influence lic schools, here they can be welcomed. All but we urged her to make the effort to secure of this loving, tender chapter.

the disadvantages of poverty are borne with the work directly from some employers, and We next called upon an American widow, kindly, in the hope that even transient benesave lierself thirty or forty cents a day; for she whose two children attend one of our Indus- fits will result in future good, not to the has a machine and can make three or four trial Schools. During the riot, while accom- children alone, but to the parents. blouses in that time. Shall make some effort panying them thither, a brick-bat-probably ourselves to find it for her, for 'tis quite too intended for a policeman--struck her temple,

The case of a Mrs. D. is here appropriate. bad to see a woman with an aged father and instead. Seven pieces of bone have since

A widow, with four young children dependthree children to support, giving some one two worked out, and an eighth is causing her much ent on her for support--without friendsdollars out of every tive she earns.

pain. Reported her case, and needed supplies without means, without comforts, life it Her first husband's brother has a large ware- were granted her.

would seem must be a gloomy voyage, room on Broadway. She says he has never Calling on a poor woman, found her much

and so it would, she asserted, with much given lier so inuch as fifty cents to buy bread agitated. The cause was an aged friend of feeling, but for the light reaching to her defor her children. He never came to see them, hers having been asked if she knew any good solate home from the school-room, where her didn't know why, unless it was because they wornan who would take care of a young child were so poor. It is a sad thought, is it not. while the mother went ont to service for a while,

two eldest were daily scholars. Kind words, that riches should sometimes harden the recommended her as kind and fond of children. smiling faces, the mingling of happy voices heart toward a less-favored relative. Why The mother then applied for board and lodging in song, occasional helps in the


of clothshould not the strong brother help the weak, for herself and child, representing that her hus ing, little papers and books, sent the children and rejoice that he has abundant means to do band had died in the war, that liis friends had home to gladden the mother's heart. How so. We know that this neglect sometimes turned against her, and that Mrs. should

nuspeakably precious to this poor widow this arises from thoughtlessness,

be no worse off at the end of the month for balm for her sad heart.
“But evil is wrought by want of thought
her. Mis who knows what want and

That the young should form habits of insorrow are, pitied ber and took her in. She Solomon in the olden tiine, said, "All the obtained some honse-cleaning and agreed to

dustry and order is of great importance. brethren of the poor do hate him : how much pay four dollars a month for her little one's The aclvantages of the sewing hours, for the


As well as want of beart."

of the City Tract Society has thirty-five mis

For the Advocate and Guardian.

benefit of young girls

, are of great value to ter to the wants of the poor. A little girl, a Nine years' toil for the conversion of a Gerthem as suggesting ideas of personal cleanli. member of one of these, led the way to her man papist has at length reaped its appropriate ness and taste. As an instance-a mother mother's room.

harvest. was found, working with her needle on gar- victim of consumption, she sat alone, trying ments for which she received such small to sew. By propping herself with pillows

stout heart in penitence to bow at the feet of

sovereign mercy. remuneration as hardly—though generally she was able to sit up an hour or two at a

A sick man, formerly a sailor, sent for a busy from early morning till midnight-to time and this was the sole support of her Bible. When the missionary carried the Word earn a comfortable livelihood for her family. | family. Her husband had died of the same of God to him, he found the man blessing the Her husband had died with consumption, disease some time previous, and here friend- Lord for affliction, which had led him to think and her weary fingers alone provided the less and unassisted, the poor mother toiled of his soul and prepare for death. daily bread for her four children; weary, ex- alone, though scarcely able to hold her A soldier, a native of Vermont, a member cept when relieved from time to time by her needle that her children should be able to at

of the Invalid-now much more appropriately

called the Veteran Reserve-Corps was in a daughter, a young girl of about twelve. She tend school as long as possible. The kind religious meeting and exhibited a tract which had learned the use of the needle in the in. heart of a lady to whom the instance was

had been given him in the street and had led dustrial schools, at first commencing on small mentioned at the time, prompted various him to attend the house of prayer, and think pieces of patchwork, and had become so in- little gifts for .er immediate comfort, and at of his soul. terested in the employment that she had the present time she is under the care of a practiced much at home, at length becoming benevolent society. She had trusted in God sionaries and assistants, male and female, deexpert enough to render her mother material she said and asked Him daily to send her voting all their time to the interests of evangeaid; and not that, only, but she kept her aid. Now she knew her prayers were heard. lization; has 800 volunteer tract visitors ; own wardrobe in good condition, thereby How great a p. vilege to lighten the burdens religious meetings every week, chiefly among

distributes monthly 80,000 tracts; holds 70 forming good habits for all future, and setting of a worthy chilu of God, especially one as the people who do not ordinarily attend the to her schoolmates a worthy example. Sa suffering and lonely as this widow.

regular churches. tan could find no mischief for busy hands to Two other cases, very similar, were found This systematic effort for supplying the do.

Hours were spent in useful employment through the same medium. Both have been spiritual destitutions of our great metropolis, that might else have been passed in evil since in good hands, and while the wants of

goes hand in hand with our work and with company. the body are attended to, the needs of the

every other good cause, and deserves more and Entering one of the school-rooms one day, soul are not neglected.

more the cordial sympathy and active coattention was called to a vacant seat some

These are a few of the gul fruits of the case demand.

operation which the well-known necessities of time previously occupied by a bright-eyed, in

Home charities. The good bra. hes into There is at present a loud call made for interesting girl of about twelve years. She

many a stream and only in anothe, world creased activity and more enlarged operations, was found, after some searching, in a miser. will its benefits be truly known.

and any disposed to consider these clains and

examine the matter more carefully, are earnestable room of a miserable tenement-house in

'y invited to call at the Mission station, 27 the midst of filth and poverty, caused by the

Gienwich Street, or any other, or at the genintemperate habits of her mother. One by


eral vilice, 10 Bible House, Fourth Avenue. one articles had been pawned till the room Our readers know that for many years selfwas almost bare. The child had been kept denying men and women have been going forth ACKNOWLEDGMENTS of DONATIONS to the from school to pick cinders from the street into the streets, and lanes, and alleys of our Home for the Friendless, from April 10th to or to beg. In spite of the low condition to great metropolis, searching out the Lord's hid- April 25th, 1864. which rum had reduced the mother, she

den ones; bioding up the broken-hearted, and ($20 entitles the Donor to a Life-membership, and a copy of the with true Christian sympathy, showing kind

d. & G. for life.) seemed capable of feeling some gratitude toness to the poor, and the ignorant, and the de


. wards those who had repeatedly supplied the

praved, and the neglected, of all ages and con- Vt.-A Friend, Castleton.. wants of her family. The kindness had not

ditions. We glean a few brief items from late Mass.-Sarah Allen, Stockbridge. been lost. A hold had been gained and sub-monthly reports.

Miss Lottie Drinkwater, Greenwich

A Friend, Greenfield.... sequently, when through the influence of A missionary called in to pray for a sick Conn.-A Friend, Simsbury.

Nehemiah Upham, Norwich, friends the father was induced to place his child, some years ago ; lately he heard that Ladies in Cong. Church, Milton. children under the better care of the Home, that service led the parents to consider their

Maria Johnson, Saybrook..

Mrs H. G. Clark, East Hampton. the mother gave her consent readily. Lost

ways and attend the house of God. They com-
menced praying for themselves, and are now

Bequest of Mrs Mary E. L. Clark, late of Milford..... 10 00 herself, she recognized the power of religion rejoicing in a good hope, are members of the Mry Booth $1 Two Friends 80C, E. Windsor.. in others and trusted those who had shown

church; and are walking in love, heirs togeththemselves friends indeed. May the spark er of the grace of life.

Young Ladies in Mr. Baldwin's Bible class, Milford

L M. Swift, Milford.. of feeling yet kindle into a flame.

Two Swedes, lately enlisted in the U. S.

N. Y.-Mrs N. Parker and Miss F. M. Cady, Cross Another intemperate woman was influencarmy, write to the missionary, thanking him

Miss E. T. Hand 500, her scholars 500, Albany. for tracts and letters containing good instruc- Mrs A. M. Wood, Woodville... ed for good and in a more effectual way. Her tion ; speaking of the kindness of their officers Mrs Albert Jessup, Palmyra..

Cornelia B. Bennett, Hunt's Hollow, little boy had carried home such accounts of in giving them opportunities of attending re- Legacy of Phebe C. Steele, late of Clinton, per H. his happy days in school that he induced his ligious ineetings; and sending on money for Miss Jerusha Wickham, Goshen. mother to go with him a few times and lis- the missionary to remit home to Sweden. ten to the music. New thoughts began to

Labors among seamen are very encouraging, Mrs Anna E. Merritt Hook, Nyack.

Mrs L. Pardee, Geneva.. the converted sailor straightway becomes an take the place of old ones. Day by day they

Mrs F, C. Spelman, Castile.. earnest, zealous missionary, and is never afraid Mrs E., Binghamton.. worked for good and at length she consented to show his colors. The missionary to seamen

H. S. Mundy, Newark..

N. Y. City.-Mrs W. C. Hunter. to sign the pledge, thenceforward banishing

was converted through the instruinentality of Mrs Stephen Merritt and Mrs Stephen Merritt, Jr. the source of bitterness from her dwelling. a sailor, has become an ordained preacher of

$5 each.....

Collected by Mrs. Lajevre. Proper garments were furnished and she is

the gospel, and is now going from ship to ship, now a regular attendant at church. We bearing the truth and seeking the souls of the should not grow weary in well-doing while a men of the sea.

Wm. H. Aspinwall.

Mrs Benj. H. Field.. heart can be touched so easily.

A French missionary speaks of conversations

Mrs S. Knapp. with a young soldier, just previous to his deThrough the medium of the schools famiparture, and of her correspondence with him

Henry Beadel. lies in suffering conditions are often introduc- since his arrival at the seat of war, and of great

Taylor Johnston.. ed to the notice of those who love to minishope in his case.

Mrs Arthur Bronson.

1 00 1 00 1 00


50 1 00 3 50 1 00

50 1 00

Mrs H. F. Hanford, Wilton...

Mrs Robt. McEwen, New London.

Mrs G. Bartlett, Guilford.....
Mrs H. J. Phelps and a Friend $1 each, E. Haddam

10 00 1 00 1 00 2 00 3 00



2 00 1 00

50 1 00 2 60

M. Burchard...

Mrs M. Benton, Alfred.
Mrs S. Lawton, Richfield.

30 00 2 00 2 00 1 00 5 00 2 00 1 20 1 00

50 1 00

5 00

Thomas H. Faile....
James Boorman.
Wm. C. Rhinelander.

50 00 50 00 50 00 25 00 10 00 10 00 10 00 10 00 20 00 25 00 25 00 10 00

Wm. F. Havemyer.
R. L. Kennedy.

W. W. Deforest...

Wellsville, package of clothing, crib quilt and basted work

from Vrs Mary E. Curtis. West Eaton, box of clothing from S, and E. Omans, A. and L. Kinney, A. Sperry, C. Austin, H. R. E. and H. Taintor, A, Wellington, N. and L. Darrow, J. North,

A. Petrie, L. Gaug, E. Barnes and Mrs Chubbuck. Wellsburg, bbl, of clothing from friends, per Miss Susan

Strong. Mt. Kisco, quilt for Sales-room from the Sew. Soc., per E.

C. Weeks. N. Y. City.--Mrs Edwards $5 for Ice Cream, Alfred Ed.

wards 100 oranges, for a treat to the children. Package of basted work from Mrs James Williamson. Bonnet from Mrs McConcklin. Emery balls and hose from Mrs Howard, 1 yoke and pin

and eardrops from Mrs Mears. Pa.-Allentown, bbl, of clothing from Mrs G. X. Gregory. Damascus, bbl. containing shoes, potatoes and apples froin

Nathan Hand and friends. Ohio.-Akron, parcel for Sales-room from Mrs Abby, Gustavus, box of clothing prepared by the little girls of the

place, per L. Maria Badger.


The oldest and best Magazine, MERRY'S MUSEUM. Vol. XLVII of this most popular work commenced Jan. 1st, 1864. It is filled with stories, instructive articles In His tory, Biograplıy. Natural Science, etc., by the best writers for children, with beautiful engravings, and an unequalled PUZZLE DEPARTMENT by AUXT SUE. Prizes given monthly for solving puzzles. Fine Premiums for ohtaining new subscribers, A Beantiful MERRY BADGE just out. Atine STEEL ENGRAVED PORTRAIT of the renowned HIRAM HATCHET in Jan, No. Terms $1 a year. Single copies 10 cents. In writing for it please say where you saw the advertisement. Address J. N, STEARNS,

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Mrs H. J. and Mrs Jas. F. Fahnestock, Gettysburg..

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1 00 Ohio.-Mrs Dea. Strong. Edinburg.

1 00 Mrs Elias Strong, Thompson..

2 00 Mrs M. E. Beals sl, Mary 05c, Welshfield..

1 05 Mieh.-Teresa, Bridgewater Centre....

1 00 Wm G. Talbert, Sand Beach, interest on money pledged for Endowment Fund.

3 50 nul.-Friends, El Paso.....

1 00 Wis.- Mrs L, Porter, Hadson...

25 Iowa-Mrs S. B. Stephens 81, Johnie Stephens 250, Marion...

1 25 Mrs Esther Butler, Muscatine...

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1 00 N. Y.-Willie and Ettie Frisbie, Delhi 250 each..

50 Josie Orvis, Union Springs..

20 Adell B. Pierce, Humphrey.

16 Hattie and Archie Munn, Sugartown.....

06 Home Child, Poplar Ridge..

10 Savings of Nancy, Jane and Andrew J. Matthews, per E. C. Weeks, Mt. Kisco..

1 00 Eddie Atwater 15c, Charlie 100, Arcade..

25 S.S. Collection, Napoli, per Rev L. Newcomb.. Alice, Nathan and Byron Fuller 200 each, Vernie Spelman 20c, Castile..

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Adin 300, Edwin and Ellen 200, Ettie, Charlie, Ed-
win, Charles and Henry B. 050 each, Grandpa and
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25 Mich.--Harper, Ward and Goodie, Sand Beach.

30 III.-Annie M. and Johnnie D. Stanton, Marine.... 20 Wis.-Earnings of Charlie, Flora and Freddy Brown, Wyoming.

33 Iowa.--"The Grinnell Sabbath-school," per R. R. Lyman...

6 35 Luther Lucose, Marion..

25 Azenath and Alza Raley, Springdale...

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Mrs George Buchanan, Moores...
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10 00 Wis.--Mrs C. Barden, Omro....


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The Will should be attested by three witnesses, who should write against their names, their place of residence, and state that they signed the instrument at the request of the testator, and in the presence of the testator and each other, and that the testator declared to them that it was his or her last Will and Testament.


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Aims of the Am, Female Guardian Society.

Ist. The Society aims to rescue from degradation, physcal and moral, the children of want, homelessness and sorrow, wherever found, who may be committed to the Society in accordance with its Charter, and after a suitable probation in their institution, to learn to what they are best ulapted, &c., to secure for them permanent country homes in Christian families.

2. To reach as many as possible of this same exposed class of children, who, though prevented by surrounding circumstances, from becoming Home beneficiaries as inmates, may, nevertheless, be withdrawn from the education of the city street, taught habits

of industry and propriety of conduct, the kn vledge of the Bible, &c., and surrounded by influences that may be protective and saving.

(Several hundred of this class receive food, raiment, instruction and watch-care through the agency of the Society.)

3d. To afford a place and means of protection for destitute respectable young women, without employment, friends or home, and within the age and circumstances of temptation.

Ath. To aid and encourage destitute American widows with small children, to avoid a separation as long as practicable, by furnishing apparel, bedding, etc., at discretion; securing remunerative employment as far as it may be obtained, and also to adionisit the unwary of the moral pitfalls that often abound in the pathway of the lowly.

5th. To use the Press to enlist the Public mind in behalf of the several classes and objects above namod.

The Home," since it was established in 1847, has sheltered, fed and clothed, temporarily, many thousand children and adults. It is sustained by charitable contributions, and is constantly needing donations of money, clothing, provisions, &c.

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N. Y.-Friends in “Goodwell Pres. Ch." Montgom

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per Mrs M. A. Brewster...

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10 00 Mrs II. P. Skinner, Oswego, to comp. L. M. of Miss Mary E. Skinner.

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her daughter, Mrs Edward W. Williams and her
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CLOTHING, PROVISIONS, &c., received from

April 10th to April 25th, 1861. Mass.- Northampton, package of clothing from Mrs R. B

Davis. Conn.-Woodbury, package of clothing from Mrs Aber

nethy. Norwich, package of clothing from Mrs George Wood

worth. Cheshire, bbl. of clothing from friends. Plymouth, bbl. containing feather bed and other articles

from a friend, Goshen, clothing from friends of Milton Cong. Society. Orange. bbl. of ciothing, also bag of clothing, fruit and

provisions from friends per Mrs E. C. Prudden. East Hampton, box containing comfortables and chil

dren's clothing and hose, also bag of dried apples from

Mrs H. G. Clark. R. I.-Providence, fancy articles for Sales-room from G. E.

Lyman. N. Y.-Chappagna, quilt from Mrs Carpenter. Sugartown, bbl. of quilts, pork and beans from friends,

also donations from Adell Pierce, Hattie and Archy
Munn, Jennie and Ida Hayes, Rhoda Day, per Mrs C. C.

North Bay, package containing bed quilt and children's

clothing from Mrs Paddock.
Fillmore, box containing bed-guilt pieced by the young

ladies, pair of shoes from Mrs Willis, beans and dried apples from Mrs Alworth, beans and berries from Mr

Nurse's children and E. Short and H. Smith. Southampton, package of children's sacks and aprons from

friend, per Maria Halsey.

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..75,803 32 Insurance by this well-known Company on reasonable terpis.

CHAS. J. MARTIN, President.

A. F. WILMARTH, Vice-President. JOHN MCGEE, Secretary.

To DOXORS.-Small Packages, sent to the City by private hand, may be left at either of the following places:

North Bro's and Gillett, Com. Verchants, Domestic Cotton Goods, &c., &c., 12 Murray St.

Jas. O. Bennett, Commission Merchant, 30 Whitehall St.

2 Will our friends, in sending on renewals of Clubs, always state in whose name they were taken, during 18635 The omission to do so, causes much confusion on our books.

NOTICE. THE carrier of this paper, Mr. JOHN E. LINE, is authorized to receive subscriptions to the ADVOCATE AND GOABDIAN and also donations to the A.F. G. Soc. and Home for the Friendless.

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Mrs. M. and myself to circulate your most the A. F. G. Society. Her family, the church

worthy and valuable paper, to which we have Mrs. S. A. Stone, -You will please find en

and community deeply mourn their loss, but been the only subscribers in our town for sevclosed $2 36, the penny collection of the

not as those that have no hope, for they doubt eral years. Feeling deeply interested in it we Sabbath-school of this place during the past

not she has already received from the Saviour's could not rest satisfied that the good seed it is quarter. The children believe your society is

hands the crown of life promised to those wlio sowing should be no more widely scattered. are faithful unto death. doing a good and glorious work, and to show

L. T. W.

MRS. B. F. D. their sympathy for it, voted yesterday to send the money on hand to the Home for the Friendless in New York.

Mrs. Stone,- Please find enclosed a draft for $20 00 contributed by Mrs. Betsey Foster of

DIED at Sherman, N. Y., Feb. 8th, 1864 L. NEWCOMB, Pastor. Napoli, N. Y., April 18, 1864. Dryden, to constitute her granddaughter, Miss

Mrs. Cynthia Ann Ryder, aged 56 years. By Sarah M. Foster, of Corning, N. Y. a Life mem

faith she obtained a good report, and has left ber of the A. F. G. Society.

behind her precious memories. Thirty-three From a missionary to the freedmen.-A young Such an expression of friendship is truly a

years ago, with her husband, she professed man told us yesterday how, from being an blessing to the one on whom it is conferred,

faith in Christ and united with the Cong. Ch. advocate of slavery he became an abolitionist. and may she who has often manifested her

of Sherman. From that time they were both He used to make speeches to his mates in deep interest in the prosperity of your society

among the nost active, faithful and useful defence of slavery. One day, after he joined by substantial gifts, experience the fulfilment

members of the church. Not long after, by the army, he and another soldier went to a of the promise, “ It is more blessed to give than

the death of ker husband she was left with house to buy some milk. There was enough to receive."

Yours truly,

S. M. F.

three young children to bring up, a heavy reof it in the house, but the family would not

sponsibility, but well did she execute her sell them any. When passing the barn, they

charge; for she was a 6widow indeed trusting heard groans, and the earnest pleading, “0,

Requesting a lady to become a subscriber to

in God, continuing in supplications and praythe Advocate and Guardian, she replied, she for mercy's sake open the door!” A log of

ers, well reported of for good works; she would be pleased to do so.

A month or two wood in the hands of the stout soldiers broke

brought up children, she lodged strangers, she open the bolted door. Twenty-nine human subsequent it seemed to be her duty to remove

relieved the afflicted, she diligently followed to the West. We inquired wliat disposition beings were there chained as slaves. Their

every good work.” Hers was a life of usefulmaster had fled with more than one hundred should be made with the remaining numbers

ness, of forgetfulness of self, of thoughtfulness of their fellow-bondinen, and the overseer who of her Advocate paid for? “I do not kuow"

of others. She was ever the friend of the poor was to follow their owner with the twentyshe replied, “but I shall take my papers with

and needy, and according to her ability, yea nine, had also fled, and they had been there me and get up a club." A few weeks had

and beyond her ability she was ready to aid in chains and without food for two days. The passed and we received six dollars from her,

every cause of benevolence and Cbristian accase was speedily reported at headquarters; to pay for a club of twelve papers. The

tivity. The secret of her usefulness and of her men were “detailed ;” two blacksmiths with inoney was sent to the ladies at the Home,

excellent qualities was that she had a hidden the right tools were in the company, and the and the papers are being forwarded. We say

life. Christ lived in her and she lived for to all, “Go thou and do likewise.”' two soldiers who had found the poor creatures

Christ. She did abide in the vine and bare

H. B. R. led the way back. The shackles fell from the

fruit, and this fruitful branch the Father twenty-nine slaves, and all pro-slavery shackles

purged that it might bring forth more fruit, also fell from the youthful P. The liberated Dear Mrs. Stone - My little daughter Elle

for she was by affliction "purified and made slaves were sent to Washington. From mil

white and tried." lions more we yet hear the cry, “0, for mercy's

Less than a year ago consumption seized sake, open the door!” Yesterday we saw

me to send to the little children at the Home, upon her, and gradually and with much suffergreat numbers of armed unen lastening to the

whom I have told her about. Often of cold ing she wore away. As strength began to fail front, to "open the door," we trust.

mornings she will say to her sister, “I don't she was hardly willing that others should minJ. R. J.

expect the poor little orphan children have ister to her who had ininistered to so many in

good warm stockings like we have.” I erclose their sickness. Calmly trusting in Jesus as Dear friends at the Home, -The teacher of twenty-five cents also, and my sister's two the Saviour she needed she “patiently waited our day-school, while reading the sixth chap- little girls twenty-five cents each. I expect all the days of her appointed time" and then ter of Luke, directed our attention to the thir- this is the first donation ever received from died “in the Lord.” By her death the church ty-eighth verse, and then spoke to us concern- this little village, but I hope it won't be the bas lost a beloved sister who gave them an ing the destitute condition of the poor freed last.

M. E. B. example how they should live, and the comslaves and the poor sufferers in your great city,

munity has lost a living epistle of Christ. May We concluded to raise a small sum by way of

One of your true friends, Mrs. Ira Metter, her younger sisters in the church follow her contribution, and now send to you in behalf of of Dement, Ill., departed this life Feb. 16, 1864,

Christian example.

H. M. H. the pupils of J. P. W.'s school $1 50.

after a painful sickness of two weeks' duration.
E. H.

She was an excellent lady, and beloved by all
who knew her. Her loss is deeply felt by her

ADVOCATE AND GUARDIAN. A Mother's Plea.--My son has been recruit- friends and the community.

$1 a year. [in advance to Single Subscribers. ing in our town, and has just gone to R. with

S. A. B. Four copies, to one address, at the rate of 750 a year.

Eight sixty-five brave men to join the regiment to

Twelve copies, (and over) to one address, 500

Letters concerning the Advocate and Currdian, and those which he belongs. I have three sons in the

DIED_at Lafox, II., Dec. 5, 1863, Mrs. containing funds for the Society, should be addressed : army, and I beg an interest in your prayers in Gardner Bently, aged 31 years.


29 E. 29th Street, their behalf, as they have not yet enlisted in During the protracted illness ending in her

Letters designed for publication should be addressed to the the army of King Jesus. Mrs. R. B. decease she was patient, resting calmly on the Editress of the Advocate and Guardian, 29 E. 29th St., New precious Saviour upon whose service she enter- Letters designed for the Board or Executive Committee,

and Reports of Auxiliaries, address Corresponding Secreta. Dear Madam,-Enclosed I forward six dol- ed some twelve years ago. For many years ries, A. F. G. Soc., 29 E. 29th St., New York Box 4740. lars as the result of an effort on the part of 'she has been a warm and steadfast friend of

Advertisements. Only short ones are received-200 a line.

[No. 694. May 16, 1861.]

y's the sum of twenty-five cents, which she wishes









Box 4740.

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For the Advocate and Guardian.


Published, Semi-monthly, by the Executive Committee of the
have also been originated in every section of Expenses of the same,


onr country, whose labors in the aggregate, are of Industry and Home for the Friendless, 29 E. 29th St. accomplishing a vast amount of good.

Balance paid to the Treasurer,

$1,006 18 EDITED BY MRS. SARAH R. I, BENNETT. In presenting their Annual Report, the Man

These statistics show an increase the present agers regard it as a special privilege, that they year in the circulation of the Advocate, of For Terms and Notices, see Last Pages.

are permitted to recount thirty years of unin. 3000. The number of life members received,
terrupted effort in a department of Christian letters registered, etc., are also in advance of
philanthropy, on whose records may be found the previous year, 1863.
returns so eminently satisfactory.

This department has been regarded with

The great change wrought in public senti- some solicitude, lest, in consequence of the

ment relative to the question of Ohristian duty continned high price of paper, printing, &c., 'Tis the knell of the past, whose dreary sound

towards the friendless and destitute, is among its expenses should exceed its earnings—, reMournfully echoes the wide world around; Tolled by the hand of relentless fate,

the facts specially worthy of notice. Also, the sult the Committee would deprecate, as in all And this its burden-too late! too late !

the wide contrast--when compared with a for- its history it has proved not only self-sustain. When our warmest love and our fondest trust

mer age—in the present and future well-being ing, but a uniform contributor to the treasury End in " ashes to ashes-dust to dust," How many a scene comes back again,

of many thousands of this once-neglected class, of the Society. With bitter thoughts of what might have been. now the recipients of priceless blessings.

The above figures afford ground for encourThe gentle word which we did not speak,

STATISTICS :-Average number per annum of ageinent, and hope, that inasmuch as the The kiss anpressed on the fading cheek.

beneficiaries receiving food and shelter in the department has been kept from any serious Oh! had we done this, we might have beguiled

Home since it was opened in 1847, seven hun retrograde during three years of war in onr Some hour of its pain till the loved one smiled.

ared and fifty, total, including re-admissions, country, that it may be sustained in like manBut they have passed through the silent gate,

12,001. And for words or deeds, 'tis too late, too late.

Favorable testimonials

ner for the future. Number of adults and children receiving aid What we might have done-what we might be now, from the Society the past year, has been 3,041.

relative to the extended usefulness of the 0! witness full many a broken vow,

Viz.: Adults in the Home,

276 Society's publications, are numerous and gratThe vain repinings which we have not bushed, Folly and passion that we have not crushed.

provided with employment,

200 | ifying. Ah! had we but learned to work, and not wait,

Children in the Home,

476 We shoald not be sighing—too late—too late.



HOME FOR THE FRIENDLESS. The time for life's labors will soon be past,

INDUSTRIAL SOHOOLS. This day we are spending may be our last;

The review of a year at the Home brings Is its record pare in the eyes of Him

Regular attendants,

955 Who dwells mid the saints and the seraphim ?



back a world of memories, like to a moral Do we cherish thoughts we would blush to see

2,089 | panorama of light and shade. Upon the canRevealed in the light of eternity?

vas are seen groups of children, wan and Can we lay our hand on our heart, and say


3,041 wretched, little lispers bright and innocent, “Lord, as we forgive, forgive us we pray."

left of kindred to the mercy of strangers, halfUntil we can, may the Death-angel wait, Lest our sentence should be—too late—too late !

grown girls, the victims of circumstances, PUBLISHING DEPARTMENT.

bereaved and penniless, or perhaps just withFrom this department has been issued an

drawn from the den of the spoiler, as the
average of 38,300 copies of the Advocate and

brand is plucked from the burning. Promising
Guardian, semi-monthly, and 1,500 Annual boys with tearful eyes, trying to forget that

intemperance has made them homeless. Wid-
Presented May 11th, 1864.

About 500,000 pages have been distributed owed mothers yearning to keep their little THIRTY years are now numbered since the in public institutions and hospitals.

ones together, asking imploringly for work and foundation of this Society was laid. From small Present issue of the Advocate, 41,000

shelter. Youth without protection within the beginnings, the continued smiles of Divine Letters received and registered 6,760

age and circumstances of temptation, the orLife Members, Providence have caused its work to grow, till it Whole number Life Members, 3,650


phaned and half orphaned, representing in is now spread out like a tree with many branch- Amount received from Advocate,

their antecedents the striking contrasts in es. Independent enterprises, similar in kind, sale of Books and Printing Office, $19,580 65 | earthly conditions that follow onlooked-for

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