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J. B. M.
young Irishman, the picture of strength and
“Waterbury, Conn., May 31, 1864. our vast armies—the conflict waging, the life, terribly wounded in the side, from which Dearly beloved sister in Christ,—It is with numbers slain and in hospital, the appeals of the blood had flowed over his blue clothes, feelings of heartfelt gratitude Intake my poor refugees, the heart-anguish caused by the even down to his great, coarse boots—his right the kindness you have bestowed on my be- war, and still augmenting-and from such hand, stiff and powerless, hung down by the side
loved husband, and also in giving me the of the stretcher, touching the ground. Long particulars of his death. The news was sad,
post of observation none can forget the Mer. and agonizing had been the rough ride through but nevertheless it was consoling to have it
cy-seat. the woods, in the jolting ambulance, and when come from your hand.
That God is moving in a mysterious way, at last the boat was reached, the spark of life,
I am a poor and lonely widow, with two His wonders to perform, is manifest in such that had struggled against its own agony, went little children, one fourteen months and the
events as that named in the following paraout forever. I had his pockets searched to find
youngest eight days old the day I received
your letter, so you see my circumstances; but graph, some clae to his friends, and there-received by I trust that the God of the widow and father- “THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY IN MABY. him, when in South Carolina, under Gen. Gil- less will provide for me; in Him I put my
LAND.—The Constitutional Convention of more was a letter, perfectly saturated, drip
whole confidence. It is with feelings of the ping with the warm life-blood! O Lord, do I
most heartfelt affection and thanks that I sub- Maryland adopted, on Friday last, by a vote need Thy forgiveness if, reading it under that scribe myself ever your friend.
of fifty-three against twenty-seven, an article
MRS. P. DALTON. declaring free all slaves in the State, and burning Southern sky, with those death-boom- Please to write soon."
forever prohibiting involuntary servitude. ing guns in my ear, those open graves and life- Before the above was finished, I read it An instantaneous and complete sweep is less forms before me, I pledged undying hatred to some acquaintances in the cars. Their made of every vestige of the institution. to that vile, that accursed institution, for our sufferance of which, and our sins, Thou art
response was prompt, fifteen dollars, and they For the last year or two it has been clear
expressed little doubt that several hundred enough that Maryland would adopt the polichastising us to-day, and our land is deluged could be raised and invested in a small house cy of emancipation ; but not until lately was with blood? for these orphaned infants.
it clear that she would make such swift and It was addressed to Patrick Dalton, of a
This case is but one of thongands. Who thorough work of it."
shall make good the loss? How shall all these
NO MOTHERS IN NOVELS.
What harm is there in reading novels ? welcome letter. I am glad to hear that you
is a frequent inquiry among the young. are in good health ; I don't feel very well my- Advocate and Guardian. self. Mary got over the measles very well,
They are slow to believe that danger may but she has been sick since I moved. Get the
lurk unseen within the lids of a book, whose order for the twenty-five dollars, from your NEW YORK, JULY 16, 1864.
table of contents seems most attractive. Captain, in town-money, and send to Bellog. You must be careful about your money, and
We find the following sensible remarks in send all you can home. You will want it,
BE YOUR OWN EXECUTOR.
the Rural New Yorker, and commend them when you come boine; if you don't, we never can buy a little place, because places are so
“URGE those who are stewards to be
to the special attention of mothers and lear. All you can spare, we will want it, and their own executors," said a friend, recently,
daughters. all you send to me, I will take care of it. You who has learned by personal experience how
“No MOTHERS IN NOVELA.—The fact has must say your prayers, morning and night, and pray to God to send you home safe. much more blessed it is to give than to re
recently been stated by a writer on modern
novels and novelists, that few authors of ficI tried all I could to get a place. It is not
ceive. Many are becoming suddenly rich, with a little money a place can be got now. while others are suffering the loss of all things. character of a mother. Dickens has very few
tion attempt to introduce into their works the Mary, is a big girl—you would hardly know Numerous objects of charity need now to be
in the many volumes which he has written. her if you saw her. She never stops calling relieved. Present opportunities postponed, you ; she is the image of you. She gets the
None of Miss Bronte's heroines have a mother; little stool and puts it under her feet when she
may not return. Disbursements left for oth and even Sir Walter Scott and Miss Edgeworth sits on the chair. As for myself, I would not ers to make, may be made less wisely, and rarely introduced the character. “The herobe living without her. I have no company, only her—no one to come in or out to see me. accomplish less than was designed by the
ines of fiction have no mothers." There are donor. Circumstances may change, and
exceptions, but they are rare. If there
preis anything that you wish for, I can send cious opportunities be lost forever. As there
natural relations of life furnish small scope to it to you. I can send a little of everything.
the inventive genius of writers, who aim not so are also other considerations of equal mo. Write, as soon as you get this letter, and let
much to instruct as to startle and amaze. No me know if you want anything. * ment, may we not bespeak for this practical
one can have read novels without having had theme the skill of some gifted pen. Mary sends three kisses to you. Every day,
the conviction forced upon the mind that secrewhen I ask ber where are your kisses, she
cy and misunderstanding, not to say deception, gives them to me. Your friends are well, or
underlie every work or fiction. By an outall I see of them. No more, at present.
“If there ever was a time in the
spoken word or candid avowal of the truth, From your affectionate wife, until death, HONORA DALTON.”
history of nations when every heart seemed the long-drawn, torturing array of circumstan
compelled to call upon God, surely such a ces would melt into air, and the romance be What & task was mine!—to crush such a
time is the present for the people of this turned into the reality of daily life. This newarm, womanly heart forever by such tidings! country. Great issues are at stake for the cessity of deception doubtless has much to do Very different was the letter I wrote from the
with the expulsion of mothers from the pages one to Leonard's mother. No soothing balin nation, the Church, and humanity.” Such
of novels. The heroine must remain the victim was there to infuse into her cup of anguish. is the voice of the religious press and such is
of attentions and sufferings from which no one I saw him only when life had departed, so my the conviction of every Christian heart.
has authority or power to set her free. letter was brief enough. I enclosed the bloody Our readers doubtless learn from the daily
But a still stronger cause for the omission letter he had faithfully carried, and a lock of papers, far better than from any
source, exists in the fact that i heroine must be suf. light, short hair. To-day I received her reply. | how to comprehend the present situation offered to act ont, without restraint, those
of te le d
natural impulses and wild passions of her ing a brief season at the Sandwich Islands in As we read the above, we thought, that heart which any mother, however worldly, search of health. He gives a graphic picture was a pleasant incident and jotted down our would grieve to behold exemplified in a daugh- of the wonders seen in this far-off land—con- caption. We could imagine the glad smile ter. Liberty of speech and liberty of action
trasts its past and present history, describes passing over the face of a good son finding are inseparable from the brilliant heroine of a the
his mother's name on such a pinnacle, and so sensation novel. She coul. never be subjected
present appearance of its churches and for a moment to the gentle check of a mother's their occupants, speaks admiringly of its mis. far, far from home. As the Advocate is a presence and loving glance. Thus the mother sionaries and the blessed fruits of their life. great traveler, will not its Christian readers is dispensed with as an element quite too dall long toil, mentions one church that has 12. ask in its behalf that its influence, like a and common-place to be compatible with pop- 000 on its entire roll, of whom 4.400 are mother's love, may ever be potent for good, ular taste."
now in connection with it, and says that last so that any son may be happy to see his In this lies the harm of the popular ro- year this church contributed $3.210 for reli. mother's name upon its pages, though he The sympathy of the youthful rea. gious purposes.
gious purposes. Verily “What hath God should find it at the farthest verge of the der is enlisted, and the heroine of the tale wrought!” Mention is also made of the becomes to some extent, and perhaps uncon- agencies for evil still put forth in high and sciously, an example for imitation. False low places, showing that the conflict between
AS POLISHED STONES. views and unsafe principles are imbibed, the powers of light and of darkness is waged
The sun had gone down behind the western temptation comes—is not resisted persistent with ceaseless vigor.
hills, when won by the clear blue of the sky ly—the counsel of the faithful, loving mother
After speaking of a communion season in and the snowy clouds that thinly veiled it here is not sought, and presently hopes are one of the churches, Mr. B. says:
and there, we took our place by the window wrecked more precious than life.
to watch the stars as one by one they should
“There are quite a number of old mission.
appear, for we knew that with unwonted lustre verse with two young women belonging to noticeable are an aged couple near the pulpit
. they would sparkle in the crystalline air. worthy families, and richly endowed with The old man, with snowy hair and beard, They came but slowly forth, and our attention every native grace. They had enjoyed the yet standing erect, and singing with the rest, was soon divided between them and the people advantages of education, pleasant social pri and the old lady with the sunburnt face and hurrying along the streets to their homes,
some on foot, some in carriages. As they vileges, the love and protection of kind gentle eye, are Mr. and Mrs. Thurston, the
very first missionaries who ever landed on this passed quickly by, mimic stars flashed for an parents, and yet while in their teens they soil. Many sad and happy things they have instant on the pavement or sidewalk, struck were victims of the designing, their peace seen, he has twice or thrice been paralyzed, from them by the hasting feet, and they bot us marred, good name blighted, parents grieved but is quite hearty and happy still
. His to thinking on this wise. and broken hearted by their indiscretion, wife is one of the notable women ; before her These sparks we are watching are made in and all the result of filial disobedience, and children went East to be educated, she took the day-time just as in the night, only like the
them all with her around the island of Hawaii misguided self-confidenee. Said one of these,
stars, they are lost in the greater light of the —at least 300 miles-on foot ?" “I do not wish to live-0! if I were only
sun, and only with the twilight do they become Several noted individuals are also named
visible. prepared to die. What shall I do? Where
who represent the native character, as mold. Mind strikes mind, and flashes of electrio shall I go?" These are but representative cases—mul.
thought scintillate its emanations with a briled by education and religion or the reverse,
liancy the individuals had not shown before, tiplied on every hand in a fearful ratio. The we quote the following:
did not themselves know they possessed. It is causes are found not only in the perusal of “Keknanaoa is an aged man, and the
wonderful what an awakening there is at times, books that have "no mothers” in them, but father of the late and present king. He is a ander such collision. in the pursuits, associations and neglect of tall and splendid man, most courteous and The diamond must be ground on the rough faithful Bible instruction permitted in many One of his daughters
, the princess Victoria, elegant in his manners, and a Christian. stone, and under the friction, reveals the in
One of his daughters, the princess Victoria, failing light imprisoned in it. The doll metal, families. Too many children mature too who is the next heir to the crown, plays the polished, becomes capable of reflecting everysoon, are restive, if restrained, reckless of melodeon. She is tolerably faithful to the thing. The most durable and valuable of all moral danger-sure that they can take care religion of the missionaries, and were she to things, are improved by attrition and bear it of themselves, till suddenly, and all too late, reign—as she may very soon, for the king is long and well. they see that this their way has been their far gone with his vices—there might be a
Our Lord is building a temple to his praise, folly, and deplore the indulgence that has change for the better.”
and by and by the top-stone shall be laid with only borne fruit for unavailing repentance.
We pass over sundry items of interest, in. shoutings of "Grace! grace!" unto it. But as We regard the early conversion of the serting only the following,
yet it is incomplete, and the stones from which young, their early love for the Word of God,
the foundations shall be laid, and the shapely "But, my dear mother, the mail closes in
pillars cut; the goodly cedars to ceil it, and and a constant desire to understand and half an hour, and I must reserve the account
the fine gold to ornament it, are yet being obey its precepts, as their only safeguard of my visit to the great active volcano, Kil
anea, from moral pitfalls , the only sure guarantee by the side of a vast lake of boiling, rolling in the crater of which we passed a day, wrought in stately homes or humble cottages,
and only wait until all is ready, to carry on for their peace and happiness, both in this lava. I will tell you some other time of our
the work to gwift completion. More quietly, life, and far down the ages. two ascents of Haleakala, an extinct volcano,
more perfectly than David's workmen wrought, 10,000 feet high, with a crater the largest in
is the Great Master-builder, by skillful strokes, A PLEASANT INCIDENT.
the world. Upon the tip top I picked up a of bereavement, of loss, of pain, of want, ma
piece of paper and read your name--it was king ready those who shall yet be honored A MEMBER of our Board has kindly hand.
a scrap of the Advocate and Guardian, with with a place in the glorious structure of which ed us for perusal, a most interesting letter & list of the Home managers. The Home is
Christ Jesus, is the chief corner-stone. from her son, Rev. L. Baylis, who is spend. I not unknown here."
Mary Lyon was polished by struggle with « What kept
0. E. H.
poverty to attain intellectua. food, and her To her it meant: "Are you willing, for your had gone, for one more season of faithful hunger and thirst, so hardly satisfied, led her to dear Saviour's sake, to leave these pleasant admonition and earnest prayer. At first, he pity the many who, like herself, were debarred scenes, to enter again a path of toil as a
resisted, refusing utterly to kneel, and seemed from high attainments in knowledge by want missionary's wife in a heathen land. Will
desperate; but at length, yielded, became of means. So she thought and planned and you take up and bear on the cross under which
subdued, wept freely, asked to be forgiven prayed and labored until the Seminary which the devoted Ann Hazeltine and sweet Sarah is so largely the result of her untiring exertions, Boardman fell?" She shrank from.it, as one
and allowed to continue in school, making
season of probation.
After the riots, the teacher was pained to and as “corner-stones polished after the simili
'Tis natural to murmur when disappoint- learn that this boy had been seen once with tude of a palace.” ments chafe, to repine when our hopes are de
the rabble, and feared the worst. Soon, he Mrs. Hemans, the sweet poet
stroyed, to choose our own will rather than
came to her, and confessed that bad boys
took him on with them ; but, said he, “ I did the keenest sorrow preyed upon it, and taught
courage. The white-robed throng around the not kill or strike any one." her to disregard all trifling griefs, to find no
throne were they which came out of great you from doing so ?" "The thought of that joy in flattery, and to delight only in giving tribulation.
prayer, in the school-room; I couldn't forget pleasure to those she loved. Fame was a
that,” he answered. He remained in the mockery to her woman's heart, and though
NEVER DESPAIR OF THE MOST HOPELESS. mission-school, giving indications that concherished as few have been by brothers, sisters, children and friends, the one who should have Those who labor long to save the perish- science had found a voice
, suddenly, he
was missed from his place, and next heard shielded her from all the storms of life, stood | ing, without witnessing satisfactory results, aloof-dwelt apart in sunny Italy, and she are sometimes tempted to feel that their
from in the army. His kind teacher follow
ed him there, by frequent missives, and the sang her songs with a bleeding heart. On, strength has been spent for nought, and what a dower is quick sensibility to pleasure cease to make further effort.
And yet, ever
following brief extracts are from sundry and pain. We love thee, sweet songstress, and anon, instances occur that rebuke such | replies received: and our hearts ache as we remember thy shad
Morebead City, Feb. 26th, 1864 unbelief. The command is, “Be thou faithowed life. But 'tis all over now, and thy pure
Dear Teacher, -I take my pen in hand to ful unto death." We are permitted to cite write a few lines to you. I am well, at spirit is where no discord strikes the ear, no
the following, by way of encouragement to present, and wish
I have had
find out the minister's name, and tell you in gels for thy companions, for thy hope of Sabbath and industrial schools.
The particulars were learned, through one
my next letter. heaven was well-founded, and with words like
I wish I had the picture of you, on
a card; I would like to have it. these thon didst go forth to meet thy Lord. of our faithful teachers, whose Christian sym
Why did not Mr. A. write to me? I do "Now aid, sustain me still! to Thee I come,
pathies had been awakened for this poor read my Bible once a week, and that is on
bath-school, in both of which his conduct was go on guard. I have three years to serve in
the army. Good-by.
Go. C, 158th Regt, N. Y. 8. Vol8
P. S. The name of the minister is Chap-
lain Bush. wife of Dr. Judson, missionary to Burmah, in
influences, addicted to ruinous habits; and
If you please, send me some little writing
few stamps; we path. She pursued her studies and taught
cannot get them here, for love nor money. chord in his heart not before reached. At at the same time, and wishing to add to her
I am out, often, doing picket duty. I don't limited income, she called her pen to her aid.
times, he listened to persuasions to a better forget you all. I wish I could be in SundayShe was destined to wait weary months, and
life, with attention and some tenderness ; school, reading my Testament. I don't forlearn how “ hope deferred maketh the heart then, again, former street-associates, and the get the superintendent. sick, --as most young writers must, -ere power of habit, led him far astray, and, young From your affectionate pupil, her patient efforts were rewarded. Then came
P.S. I have had some hard times standthe acknowledgment of her genius, and the reeling inebriate, the unyielding offender. ing guard, in front of the enemy, all night. quiet school-mistress became the popular and
Previous to the July riots, he entered the
Bachelor's Creek, May 25th. grateful for the welcomo every where accorded
Dear Teacher, I received your letter her. Life grew sweet, the world a place of only on mischief and disobedience.
yesterday, which gave me great pleasure, rest. Just then, & question that tested her
ness or severity were alike futile, and there | This leaves me well, at present—thank God piety, a question that must be pondered and
seemed no alternative but to dismiss him for it. I trust in the Lord, and I give my answered, startled her from her dream of peace. from the school. He was detained till all | heart to Jesus. I am trying to do good. I
* I will try to
hope that all your week-day and Sunday- In a world of sin and weeping,
expressed so plainly, that there was no need
Marred with sorrow, fraught with pain.
for a wayfaring man to err. The treasures of
Thou hast gone where pleasures center, next wil be longer.
Joys unspeakable to know,
an immortal inheritance were offered, in lieu Yours, truly, H. E.
Suffering there can never enter,
of what was only an incumbrance, But then We know not that this lad will certainly Friend, companion, tender mother,
and since, as now, the multitude preferred the
Daughter, sister; every tie be saved—should his life be spared—but we
world, its fashions and its pride, to the freedom Thou hast known, and honored ever, Ties too sacred e'er to die!
Christ could give. Although He gave no dithink the developments in his case afford a
Seven sweet children gone before thee,
rect injunction concerning the useless expendistimulus to sow beside all waters. A young
Parents, brothers, sisters dear!
ture of money, for the adornment of our army of sach boys is growing up in our large
On thy couch of suffering here?
persons, yet His whole teaching showed that cities, and who shall measure the influence
Joyful welcome, sure they've given thee
everything committed to our care, should be for evil they will put forth, or count the “Where the wicked cease from troubling,
used by us, as good stewards.
The great And the weary are at rest." number they will lead down to the second
apostle, Paul, spoke more pointedly opon the
Safe art thou, beyond the river death, if early and effective efforts are not
Which ere long our feet shall lave,
subject in question. In Tim. 2. 9. he recom
While the friends who loved thee ever made for their salvation? "He that con
Weep in silence at thy grave.
mends that women adorn themselves in modest verteth a sinner from the error of his way,
But again they hope to meet thee,
apparel, not with braided hair, or gold, or
with the ransomed throng on high,
pearls, or costly array, &c. Oh, had these inRobed in immortality!
structions been heeded, not a bill-top or valley, multitude of sins.”
'Mid the flowers of June we leave thee,
all over our earth, but might have reverberated With thy kindred, song and sire, Fitting emblems blooming near thee,
to the sound of the church-going bell. How THE Syracuse Journal, of June 25, contains the following.
Of the resurrection bour !
much of poverty and crime might have been notice of the recent death of a Life-member of the A, F. G.
When shall come that blessed morning,
All thy dust again shall rise,
averted; what an untold amount of suffering Fresh as flowers the grave adorning, IN MEMORIAM.
alleviated, &c. Pride and fashion are but anBright as seraph from the skies !
other name for slavery. Passing strange, that DIED, in Camillus, Sabbath morning, June 12th, Mrs. G. N. Sherwood, daughter of the
chains should be preferred to freedom !
For the Advocate and Guardian. late James Bennett, of Camillas, aged 57 years
Christian sisters, shall we not, with enthusi
THE CALL TO LOYAL WOMEN. and 8 days.
asm, haste to pledge ourselves to abstain from Her funeral was attended on Wednesday,
To the Editress of the Advocate and Guar- wearing gold, and pearls, and costly attire, inthe 15th inst., by a large concourse of friends
spired with loyalty to the government of the
United States, and never again dare to squander procession to the grave. The deep grief mani
would much rather reduce my daily food, than our Lord's money, which He bids us use to fested in some instances, told more forcibly
be without it. It has been a prominent means feed the hungry, and clothe the naked, and set than words, of keeping alive my sympathy for the sorrow
in homes the solitary? It seems to me, the "'Tis the survivor dies."
ing, and, so far as my influence has extended, chastisement of the Lord is upon us, not for The deceased, from her youth ap, molded
I have sought to increase its circulation, and one sin, only, but for not giving heed to the by the training of the best parents, possessed a forward the objects it seeks to promote.
whole counsel of God. The world has ever character of great purity and excellence. She Taking up the Independent, lately, my eyes said, “We will not have Him to rule over us." was a most devoted daughter, wife and mother, were attracted to an article, by Horace Greeley, But thanks to the Mighty One, He will bring a faithful friend, kind neighbor, actively bener
entitled, “Loyal Women's Movement.” As I down the pride of the haughty; He will turn olent as opportunity offered, and ever an ex
perused, I felt a desire to express a few and overturn, “till He shall come whose right ample to her own household, and so far as her
thoughts and feelings, which may meet a re- it is to reign, and He will give to Him the influence extended, of "whatsoever things are
sponge in the hearts of many readers of the Kingdom. Even so, come, Lord Jesus."
East Townsend, O.
EXTRACTS FROM VISITOR'S REPORT.
tional agony, to help; and we are called upon fever rested, and whose black eyes were the spirit-world. She had gone with them
to retrench, and abstain from all imported brighter than their wont from its power. We with yearning heart to the brink of Jordan,
articles of luxury and adornment, that our asked him where his parents lived. He said and often looked longingly beyond the narrow means may be frugally husbanded for our he had none. “ You have brothers and sisters ?" stream. Still there remained strong ties to country's life. This is good and commendable. “Not one.” “You have one Friend, we trust,
Would to God that the Christian church, from our Father in heaven ?" No answer. earth, such as grace only could enable her to
“ You yield with sweet submission.
a vastly higher motive, even allegiance to the pray sometimes ?” “I haven't prayed since I To her bereaved companion and children
Government of Heaven, had acted upon this was a boy, I used to sometimes then." the loss is indeed irreparable. May it prove a principle! Had she thus acted, who can esti- Perhaps he did not give conscious replies, sanctified affliction—8 new cord let down to mate the good that might have been done ? but the fact that we knew there were some draw their hearts heavenward.
When the great Teacher commenced His such waifs drifting about on the changeful
ocean of human life saddened as. We could Rev. Mr. Davis preached an appropriate inission of mercy in this, our sin-cursed world, funeral discourse from the words, “And God
it was in humble garb and amid humble sur- not talk to him long then, he was too ill for shall wipe away all tears,” etc., at the close of roundings. Both His teachings and example that to be allowed. We could only pray, (for which he read the following :
condemned the pride of the human heart, and they told us he was a wild fellow,) that with
inculcated the sacrifice of everything that returning consciousness, if it came again, he TRIBUTE OF AFFECTION.
hindered our entrance and walk in the narrow might again pray as in his childhood.
way. The principles of His government were Some ladies, meeting a couple of dirty, rag.
ged little boys about three and five years of Mrs. B. whom we first met through Miss A sad story was told us by one of the Exage, were asked for ponnies. "What for " A.'s report, and whom we have faithfully eoutive Committee, of a poor woman whose “To buy cakes with." " Where do your fa
watched over since ar first visit, has been husband had been brought home to her a ther and mother live!” “Ain't got none; live kindly cared for and placed in St. Luke's Hospi- corpse, having been suddenly killed. The poor with auntie." “When did your father die pa tal. She is a truly pions woman, in communion, creature, then an invalid, and truly broken “To-morrow, at five o'clock.” “Did the when in health, with Dr. A.'s. mission. She hearted, was soon after burned out of house priest come ?” “Yes."
" Where does your came to this country, thirteen years ago in full and home, by a destructive fire which occurred mother live ?” “In 24th St., No.
hope of leading a happy life. Her husband on Seventh Avenue, last winter. Her child's “Did she tell you to come out and beg for was clerk in & store, neither drank nor was features were prematurely old and haggard, pennies ?” “Yes.” “Where did you say your quarrelsome, furnished his house comforta- bearing the evidences of its mother's consterfather was?” “Up in the sky." " Isn't he bly. She was the mother of three children,
nation and woe. She was received into the in purgatory?” “Yes, that's the place.” “How when he told her he was about to accept a Home Nursery, until sach time as she should do you know?” “The priest said so." How clerkship in Philadelphia. He purposed that be better able to provide for herself and fatherold are you
"Nine months.” “How old she should remain here, and he would send less child, now but three weeks old. is your brother !!!
“ One month.” Some one her monthly supplies. For six months he Still another harrowing tale came to us. says, “You'd better follow up this case." faithfully fulfiled his promises. Another child
Our narrator had received a note from a wellCertainly,
Boys, where do you live ?" was added to their family: she never heard known lady in a city not far distant, commend“Twenty-eight St.” “What number ?” “Don't from him after its birth. When we first saw ing to her sympathy and aid, a young woman, know." Do children and fools always speak her, we found her strength rapidly failing ;
some nineteen years of age, handsome and prethe truth?
consumption was making sad inroads. We possessing, but suffering under the most crushVisit Mrs. S. as requested. Find her char- spoke of the necessity of making some provisioning sorrow, which might be best described in acter good, she is nearly blind and has three for her children's future welfare. The subject
her own significant words, accompanied with children. We gave her such aid as she need- was very trying to her. A family of her ac- a burst of grief_“I have a brute for a hused. quaintance had adopted her oldest child, the
band." She had married this man without her Our next visit was to a poor widow spoken
second, owing to the mother's state of health, parents' consent, and learned only too soon, of by a lady at the Home. The husband had had become unmanageable, and been placed in
her fatal mistake. In addition to her mental met with a violent death and she really feared
an Asylum. The little boy and girl her heart sorrows, she also suffered acutely from disease. the consequences upon the wife.
clung to tenaciously, but at length she decided On the following Wednesday, we visited the was surprised at our calling, said very few it was best to give them up to the Home.
Home," but found little of sufficient interest knew of ber troubles. She was trying to earn
The parting was heart-rending. She desired to occupy our pages. One case, however, inher bread by sewing on & machine. She had it entered on the record of her children's terested us too deeply to be passed over. It friends in the upper part of the city living in
history, that she and all her relations resided was that of a young and prepossessing woman, good style, but entirely regardless of her. We
within three miles of Frankford on the Main, dressed in monrning, who told us that she reurged ber to make an effort to get the elder
Germany. Her father was bailiff to a baron, cently came hither from San Francisco, where boy in some light business, where he would her grandfather and great grandfather having
she had resided with her husband until he had not be much exposed to temptation, and then filled the same office, and two brothers in suc
failed in business, when he left her to try his asked if we could do anything for her. She cession since her father's death. She is a
fortune in gold mining at Idaho. Here be said she was very scant of clothing, wanted &
Lutheran by profession, believing in God was attacked by putrid sore throat, which black dress badly, and would gladly accept of through our Lord Jesus, for the remission of all proved fatal almost immediately. His young a dress or mourning bonnet. We made our her sins. We could not but be inoved, to see widow left to provide for herself and one appeal to Mrs.
who had given us with what care she had preserved the Bible and child, sought the States, in the hope of finding liberty at any time to call on her, and a nice
hymn-book she had received in the Sunday- suitable employment. Reaching New York, black csubmere was placed in our hands for School in her youth. How many painful
she became alarmed at the exorbitant prices of the poor woman, who was truly grateful. On
thoughts must have risen in her mind as food and clothing, and after seeking work from our offering her a dollar, she refused it, say
memory reverted to her mother and sisters, day to day, with her child in her arms, she ing she bad for the time her share. When we who opposed her coming to America, and to
felt herself constrained to accept the argent called again last week, we found she had ob- whom she has revealed none of her troubles. offers of a lady who had seen her little girl and tained a situation for her boy in a drog-store.
was anxious to adopt it as her own. She We carried her a nice bonnet which had been HOUSE COMMITTEE'S REPORT FOR JUNE. would probably have hesitated still longer to given us for her ; she wept for joy.
An unexpected absence from home during part with the child, but for her most trying Went to Mrs. A.'s. She is a child of sorrow, the first week of June, prevents a formal com- circumstances. And now having given up the her own health is feeble, her mother an invalid mencement of our report, as our work, during child, she set forth again in quest of something and her three children too young to aid her. that space of time, fell upon hands too much which would enable her to be prepared for the Should her health fail, these little ones, who occupied with other details of business, to keep future. In her wanderings, she was directed have no relatives, will be ours.
any record of passing events. Among the to the “Home.” Notwithstanding her dislike A colored woman applied at the Home for items of interest occurring during this week, of public charity, she stated her sorrows to some clothing for her boy. We visited her and was the reception of a dear little girl, two patient hearers, who counseled her where to found her a worthy object of charity. She years of age, whose grandmother committed her
seek a refuge. lost her husband, who was a grain measurer, to our Society. The mother of this little one On Friday of the same week, our Committee during the riots, and has not heard from him was but a child herself, being only fourteen spent a very quiet day; one woman with a since. When she spoke of those who had per- years of age when the babe was born. She
young babe found a good situation with a kind secuted her race .during those terrible days, had sabsequently deserted it, leaving the grand family in the country, who did not object to we were glad we could tell her of one Irish mother with a burden which she was unable her with her. clergyman who said to the rioters. “Every to bear. This little blossom was so sweetly negro you hurt in the street I will shelter; if affectionate and winning in all her ways, that wish most earnestly that we might find more you tear the house down, I shall be in the she immediately became the pet and plaything families like the one last mentioned, who nside. » of our Home Nursery.
would not refuse to take a worthy and useful
dly | moon Wednesday, the 16th, we were led to