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HE SOLDIER'S NATIONAL MEMORIAL.—This
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Society, incorporated by the Legislature of New York, in will go to them. Men of this class, who are worthy and can
the year 1849, the sum of $ -, to be applied for the furnish suitable recommendations, from all the loyal states
Benefit of the Home for the Friendless, or to other charit
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' I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him; – the cause that I know not I searched out.”—Job xxix. 12, 16.
Vol. XXX. No. 2.
EDITED BY MRS. SARAH R. I. BENNETT.
For the Advocate and Guardian.
Published, Semi-monthly, by the Executive Committee of the many months only as would count the years of ing “if he did not hear the sound of his Christ
AMERICAN FEMALE GUARDIAN SOCIETY, at the House his most worthy ancestor. Better than physiolo- mas trumpet the evening before p” when all of Industry and Home for the Friendless, 29 E. 29th St.
gical rules, better than the advice of physician, thought his blue eyes were fast closed in sleep.
better than the urgings to duty for some, and Notwithstanding this, however, nothing was For Terms and Notices, see Last Pages.
the wooings to pleasure and play for others, disclosed, and all were now anxiously waiting were the incentives to early rising, found on a for this great revelation. Now the long wished Christmas tree somewhere within the domicil, for morning had come. Bright and beautiful,
which, though but one had seen, all knew was and glorious, was the advent. Smiling faces, I AM A MOTHER!
laden with gifts for each and all. During and merry voices, and happy hearts welcomed I am a mother!
many of the preceding weeks, the little savings it, and the very first rays of sunshine revealed Thyself hath made me one! I cannot wish that I were other
banks which had been receiving deposits to each the long toiled for and beautiful ChristThy will be done.
for nearly twelve long months, with an eye mas tree. One only plea I leave with thee,
to this particular purpose, had from time to From top to bottom it was covered with Oh, make me what I ought to be.
time, been giving up some of the hoarded treas- presents. No one had been forgotten-not I am a mother!
ure, to purchase something, now suspended as one but had contributed. There was grandI have a work to do;
a gift for father, or mother, sister or brother, pa's gold-headed staff ready to support his totI cannot yield it to another,
or some other dear member of the home band. tering frame, and grandma's gifts for comfort I must be trne. Sweet little ones whom God has given,
Various mysterious expeditions had been made, fitted for each technical use. There was the Let me be true, and thine is Heaven !
sometimes with mamma along as counselor, to dressing-gown, a perfect match to the divulg
book store and jewelers, toy shop and confec- ing piece, a gift from mamma, with slippers I am a mother! I have a work to do;
tioners, to bring therefrom an offering from wrought by Ella and Julia, and pockets filled I wuld not yield it to another,
good Kriss Kringle. Even papa once kindly with tokens from seniors, and lesser gifts from I would be true.
came home from business at an earlier hour the infantile members of the family. Mamma's Dear Jesus, all my strength is gone,
than was his wont, and strangely found Ella and silver gifts were suspended from the larger Thy mighty arm I lean upon.
Julia, the two eldest daughters, all in readiness branches, each piece a present from the several I am a mother!
to accompany lim, no one knew but the trio, members of the household, all forming a set, I feel that I am weak,
whither. Nimble fingers kept pace with no duly prized for intrinsic worth, but valued I do not wish that I were other,
less busy thoughts, in closeted rooms, as deli-more, az a merited offering from loving hearts. I hear Thee speak, “ When thou art weak, then art thou strong,
cate little heart expressions were wrought in So was Carrie's waxen baby ready for her Give me thy hand, and pass along."
tasteful ornamentation, or beautiful, because arms, and Charlie's trumpet waiting for him,
useful, pieces of workmanship. Each member and Ella and Julia's beautiful gifts, and Bridget Bangor, Me.
of the family had been self bound to secresy, the cook's warm winter shawl, and Dollie, the divulging to no other only as dire necessity housemaid's bright new dress, and Tom, the
compelled it. True, papa thought he had seen coachman's, long coveted new white gloves For the Advocate and Guardian.
a scrap of something that was very suitable for and driving coat. All, from the least to the THE CHRISTMAS TREE, AND A BRANCH
a dressing gown, once, when the sound of his greatest, had been remembered, all were satisFROM IT.
footsteps had caused such a hasty retreat, that fied and happy. “MERRY Christmas, a very merry Christ- the bit was unfortunately left upon the floor. The noble tree of the forest had borne upon mas," resounded in glad tones, throughout the And mamma caught a glimpse of something its branches heavy burdens before-snow and spacious mansion of the inillionaire, Mr. Wil- from Ball & Black's, after the return of the ice, or thickly clustering green—but never bemington, on the morning of the long looked for trio fronı the wondered at errand, which she fore did it hold such treasures—the precious holiday. Every inmate of the house was, on had silently appropriated to herself. And offerings of human love. Sweet music of nature that particular morning, a very early riser, little Carrie was quite sure that the beautiful had ofttimes sounded through its branches, but from the grandsire, whose silvery locks told of waxen doll she had peeped at when it was never before rang through it such joyous many a Christmas in the past, to the little half-dressed, when Ella thought it was nicely strains as the greetings on this Christmas three year old prattling Charlie, whose memory hidden, was for her. And pet Charlie had morning. Well might it leave its native soil, of Kriss Kringle's gift day, extended back to as whispered of mamma one morning, in inquir- | well might it give its life even thus to con
tribute in making happy human hearts, bring. God gave them a whole tree full, perhaps he and physically when kept entirely away from ing sunshine to human lives.
would give us a branch. You tell us God stimulating drinks of every kind.
called papa to serve his country, and then took Another fruitful source of mischief is the " Christmas again! Once so merry, SO him from us, all in love, and that he pities and constant prescription of strong drinks for albright, so longed for. Once its coming was loves us even more tenderly than an earthly most every disease. In many cases it is absowelcomed for the interchange of love gifts and father did, and more than we can each other, lutely mischievous; as for instance, because in the cementing of hearts that beat for each If, mamma, God loves us so dearly, perhaps if the sinking, prostrated stage of typhoid fevers, other. Now, alas, it comes with muffled tread, we ask Him, he will give us as papa did when
stimulants afford the only means of saving life, as but a bitter anniversary of the day when on he was with us."
(“strong drink unto him that is ready to perSouthern field, a soldier's grave was made, and Side by side knelt the mother and her little ish,") therefore ignorance feeds with whiskey beneath it placed the brave husband and father, child, asking of the ever-loving Father and the strong man in the first stage of fever, and who ever made our Christmas a merry one. Great Dispenser of all things, for the needs of so adds fuel to the fire. Hundreds of precious Nothing to give now, no one to bestow, even their daily life, praying that he who had given
lives bave been burned out in this way. what are necessaries of life, upon us, poor them “the unspeakable gift” of a Saviour, It is fashionable, too, to prescribe whiskey, it desolate ones. God help us."
would through Him, make the widow's and is easily taken and always at hand, and men The first grey streaks of dawn looked in orphans' hearts sing for joy by caring for their love it, so fashion, and convenience, and appeupon the poor widow in her home of poverty, bodies and saving their souls. So wrapped tite go hand in hand, and men and women are and rested cautiously, as if reluctant to waken were they in devotion, so far above their im- "broken and snared, and taken.” They will them to their sad realities. Upon the face of poverished home had they been borne on wings have much to answer for who heedlessly adthe two little ones who called her mother, fell of faith, that they heard not a noiseless en- vise the use of this poison. the morning light. No bright anticipations of trance, that had left a single branch of the filled stockings, or presents from Christmas evergreen Christmas tree. Pendent therefrom,
We speak advisedly when we use this word. tree were theirs, to rouse them, and so the as if in answer to their prayer, were four lit
Alcohol is a poison and should be administered little slumberers slept on, dreaming perchance, tle purses, and within them a sufficiency to
with care, as strychnine, and opium, and argeof a time in their memory when father was at make the widow's home comfortable, and her nic. No matter how pure it may be, it is a home, and merry Christmas days and gifts little ones happy.
poison. But late investigation and earlier exwere theirs. There was needed no greater The morniag twilight looked upon sadness
perience show that in all spirit distilled from light than the twilight to reveal the poverty of and desolation, the evening shades rested upon grain or potatoes there is a rank, strong poisou that home. While the father lived, by in- comfort, and the memory of a happy Christmas called fusil oil. It exists in almost all our dustry and economy, they had always lived day through kind hearts at Mr. Wilmington's, spirits, and is as sure a poison as arsenic. comfortably, and never until he was taken had who had sent the single branch of the Christ
Then as many of our wines are manufactured they known their present bitter experiences. mas tree. The widow's heart was lonely, very
from whiskey, &c., they also have their full Most of the comforts once theirs, had one by lonely still, but above it arose grateful incense share of this deadly oil, and so it is doing its one been sacrificed to supply the absolute to the kind donor of unexpected gifts, and work of death. If it killed at once, men would needs of life, until, from their once cosy home lasting thanksgivings to the Great Giver of all,
take the alarm, but it is not so rapid in its they had been driven by poverty to the cheer- the “Hearer and Answerer of prayer."
work. Life and health are slowly undermined, less abode, through whose many openings the The forest tree was beautiful with its glitter- thousands of different forms of disease appear, keen air of the Christmas morning came, with ing gifts to the rich, but the dissevered branch
and in many the dreadful appetite is formed no merry greetings, no glad tidings, only the was far more so, with its mercies to the poor,
and fed, which so slowly and surely carries bitter knowledge of cold without, and the The rich household band seemed beautiful in
downward, soul and body together. "keener knowledge of nothing with which to their kindness to each other, but the kindness
WHAT IS OUR DUTY ? make a fire within. A low, stiffed sob from
which extended to the children of poverty was the mother, in memory of past and brighter a more beautiful sight to God, to angels, and
To set our faces as a flint against the use of days, and in realization of present dark ones, to men.
these dangerous things. There are usually, if opened a pair of blue eyes, and a child face
not always, remedies which will do equally nestled close beside hers, and a whisper came
Eor the Advocate and Guardian, well without the fearful risk, and though chilto her ear, “ Is it merry Christmas, mamma,
dren may play with fire-arms without shootto-day? And shall we, as when papa was
The Boston Tract Society will have finished ing either themselves or each other, the safest with us, have beautiful gifts, he giving to you, shortly the re-publication of Sargent's Temper
course is to let them alone. We may not be you to him, and both to little sister and me?
in danger, but if we are strong, our brother ance Tales, which were once so popular and We called them presents from Kriss Kringle; which are still some of the best tracts we have
may be weak, and only such a spirit as Cain's shall we have them now,
would ask, “ Am I my brother's keeper ?” mamma?"
upon the subject. The Scotch story, “Danes“No, darling, no. Papa has gone to the bury House," may be as good in its way. We Home from whence be cannot stretch forth his remember reading these stories of Sargent's long
For the Advocate and Guardian. hand to give to his loved ones here, and mam
ago, “My Mother's Gold Ring,” “Right Op
The ma has nothing to give to her little children, posite,” “ Johnny Hodges," and the rest.
A LIFE GIVEN FOR FREEDOM. though she so much wishes to make a merry
fiery Hood of intemperance is again sweeping How many precious lives this fearful war has Christmas for them."
over our land, and we are led to inquire with taken. We scarcely realize its terrors unless “Mamma, I saw Carrie Wilmington yester- poor Johnny,“ Can't something be dono to
it comes nigh our own households or lays its day, and she said they were going to have put a stop to this cvil ?”
hand on some we kuow or love. Is there a guch a beautiful Christmas tree at their house, A new impulse has been given to the mis- family in our whole country, either North or quite fall of all kinds of choice and elegant chief, rum or whiskey must be supplied to the South, that has not been nearly touched by presents. She told me, too, that her
said soldiers, though experience has proved that some sad bereavement? When we know of they only made believe Kriss Krirgle gave to those are the best and most enduring regiments one cut down in the prime of life by the fate them, but it was really God who gave, for He that abstain from alcoholic drinks, and the of war, we feel its horrors more than when we provides the means, and prompts them to kind strong testimony of British officers in India, read of hundreds of whom we know nothing acts to each other. Mamma, I thought, if all goes to show that men are better off morally personally.
where he was,
For the Advocate and Guardian.
My heart has been deeply touched this morn- listed her untiring services and never-failing bondage the sons of a widowed mother, and ing by learning of the death of one of my chil- sympathies. Her labors for the sick and why might he not offer
prayer dren's early playmates. He was a young, wounded soldiers, were unremitting. The for- and be the means of restoring this child to motherless boy, who, on the breaking out of tunes of war having thrown many of the col- life by sending his servant and staff without the war, left school and entered the army. His ored race upon the sympathies of the public, going in person? He probably knew full regiment was ordered South. By his good her large heart set about devising means for
well what the prayer of faith cost, and hoped
that with his present high attainments he the love of his companions. He did not forget dies, who were active in the establishment of might grasp it more easily. But, no.
The his early friends. To a teacher of his child- a national Orphan Asylum for colored chil- agony of the mother dispelled the illusion, hood he wrote often, speaking of his school- dren, she was efficient beyond her strength,
and the Holy Spirit undoubtedly taught him mates and of his hopes for the future when the and her frail constitution gave way.
that if he would obtain this blessing, he But for him the war ended
must throw all the energies of his physical
Many weeks of illness and suffering were earlier than his anticipations. He was wound- hers, yet she expected to live, for there was
and mental being into the work; he must
wrestle with strong crying and tears ; then ed by the fragment of a shell and lived only much to be done for her country and suffering three hours. He lies buried far away from his
he must put his mouth upon the child's mouth humanity. She did not desire to die, but she New England home, but I hope his spirit has
and his eyes upon his eyes and his hands was willing and ready, if such was God's will.
upon his hands, and stretch himself upon been welcomed to one brighter and better than She had long ago given her heart to her
him until the flesh of the child waxes warm. earth could give him. Saviour, and she could stay and labor for Him
He must do this once and again before he What can we do to end this war? I know here, or go to His more blissful presence, if her
could say to the mother, “ Take up thy son." of nothing but to walk humbly before God and work on earth was done. Miudful of her
Christian parent, have you a dear child to sustain so far as in our power this govern- faithful labors and of her personal worth, & dead in trespasses and sins, and have you ment, as Aaron stayed up the hands of Moses. steamer was placed at her service by the Sur
hoped to see him raised to life without the We must not think these precious lives wasted. geon General, to bear her to her favorite re
self-denial, the agony of soul, the wrestling in They are the purchase of freedom and of bless- treat, the Water Cure, at Geneva, N. Y. the secret place, the rising while it is yet ings to our race. A fearful sacrifice it is for Just before reaching Albany, the messenger dark, the days of fasting and prayer, and the us to make, but I trust a sacrifice not in vain came, desiring her presence at a greater than pleadings prolonged into the night? If so, I and not unaccepted by Heaven. May the an earthly court, and thus she passed away, fear the response will be, “There is neither Lord comfort all that mourn.
to receive that glorious welcome, -"Well voice nor hearing.” The child is not awaked. done, good and faithful servant; enter thou Let me entreat you to cast off this self-indul. into the joy of thy Lord!”
gent spirit. There is no trnth more plainly taught in God's Word than that He is pleas.
ed with the simple, earnest importunity of THEIR WORKS DO FOLLOW THEM.
For the Advocate and Guardian.
His children. From Genesis to Revelation, The death of many a brave soldier, is chron
how rich and full are its teachings in this reicled in every paper of our land. It is sad to
spect. From Jacob, whose "I will not let read of the valuable lives, so freely offered up- PERHAPS there is not a story in the Bible thee go except thou bless me," brought much on our country's altar. But the sacrifices are
more suggestive than that of the Shunamite. honor and blessing to his house, to the imnot of men alone. Many a noble woman has Her love and reverence for the Man of God, portunate widow, whose “Avenge me of given time, money, and life itself, in her coun- the confidence which her husband seemed to mine adversary," moved even the unjust try's service. Are not such as truly martyrs have in her judgment, and the readiness with judge, or rather I should say, from Abraham, to tho cause, as the bravest soldier who dies which he entered into her plans for the com- pleading for Sodom, to the golden censer, in battle?
fort of the prophet; the quiet dignity and and the golden vials, which John saw in the Of this number of self-denying, laborious,
self-reliance with which she declines court isle of Patmos, we are constantly receiving and patriotic women, was Mrs. Lucy Pomeroy, favor, might each furnish a theme for a
lessons on the importance, the duty and the wife of Hon. S. C. Pomeroy, U. S. Senator
Hannah More or a Krummacher. And then blessing of earnest, fervent prayer. And yet from Kansas, whose recent death has carried
when sudden and bitter affliction came upon it is something which, when looked at rather a pang to many a heart who knew her worth.
her, her reticence, her tender consideration than entered into, our natures often seem In the providence of God, a wide door of use
for the feelings of her husband ; her earnest almost to shrink from. God is so pure and fulness had been opened before her, for many
turning toward the Man of God, the anguish holy, and we are so weak and sinful; His years. Removing from a quiet hoine in Mass.,
of the mother, and the submission of the nature is so far exalted above ours, that in to Kansas, in the early and exciting days of
believer ; how rapidly does the sketch pass some attitudes, the soul iustinctively, though
before the mind, leaving our own hearts to its settlement, she was a “help-meet” to her
perhaps unconsciously, draws back even as husband in his arduous public daties, and a zealfill up the outlines.
the apostles feared when they entered into
But it is of the prophet and his instrumen. the cloud. ous worker in every good cause for promoting
But when brought into the attitality in raising the dead to life, of which we the interest of the State. Her house was first
tude of wrestling, holy agony, when the Spirit propose now to speak. It has often been a
itself helpeth our infirmities, when the whole opened for public worship, at Atchison, where matter of wonder with the writer why Elisha
being is given up to God, and the feet are she resided. The wayfarer found a resting- should have sent Gehazi to lay his staff upon fairly planted on the promises ; when the place beneath her roof, and the needy were the face of the child; and then apparently so soul feels its perfect nothingness and vileness, never turned empty from her door. Her acsuddenly change his mind, and decide to
and the glorious fullness of its great Advocate tive mind, unselfish leart, and willing handy go with the mother.
and Redeemer; when it sees how entirely were ever busy devising good to others, and
May we not without irreverence conclude He has paid the ransom, and how the glory during that dark period when famine assailed that this reluctance to go in person arose of God is concerned in the salvation and the land, she left no stone unturned for the re
from something akin to self-indulgence on sanctification of those for whom it pleads ; lief of the suffering, and herself, rode miles in
the part of the prophet? He had divided when it sees itself as but a speck, a mote in to the country, seeking out and relieving the the Jordan with Elijah's mantle, he had lieal- God's universe, and Christ and IIis re lempsuffering and despairing. Following her hus- ed the spring of waters by casting in a little tion, and His promises, fill the whole vision, band to Washington, a wide field was still open salt, lie had foretold a remarkable victory to then it does not shrink from this mess, for active labor. Our country's defenders en- the armies of Isrnel, he had saved from bitter but rather longs to be more and more filled
For the Advocate and Guardian.
with all the fulness of God. And it feels
were glad to see her so thoughtful for her that it must have the blessing, even if the
little playmate. body goes halting through life as Jacob did.
About eight o'clock the little waxen So, 0 Christian parent, I would entreat you
candles on the tree bnrning low, the little not to rest until your dear child shall be
folks retired from the room,
leaving it WHAT WE SAW ON CHRISTMAS. raised to life, and you know from sweet ex
strangely quiet. Sure we are, that even: perience what it is to “Ask and receive,” Ar ten in the morning we went to the In- ing will long be remembered by the children, that your joy may be full. F. W. M. dustrial School-rooms of one of the Home and wherever they may be next Christmas,
Schools, bearing with us some good things they will tell of this pleasant one.
prepared for the children's dinner. It was a ing, see what some other children were doing. A VOICE FROM THE HOME NURSERY.
beautiful sight to see the six very long tables This letter just received will tell: GENTLE friends, from crowded city,
amply furnished by bountiful hearts and "Dear Mrs. Bennett, Or, the healthful country, come;
skilful hands, with good nice food for two
Please accept this little gift of three dol-
lars from our Christmas tree, it being the
penny contributions of the Infant S.S. class
the same room and from its boughs hung of New Hartford Centre, Conn. While the
children were delighted with their own little
gifts, the well-filled purse hanging with them
on the tree, added much to their delight, and
for all the boys. One to watch your latest slumber,
was presented by a vote of the class to the
But before the children saw these things dear children of the Home, amid their heart-
they sang for us, "Some call us the infants, felt smiles and cheers. This class is not
“Jesus loves me,' “ Christmas Hymn,” and large, but they are earnest little workers and
MRS. C. M. H.”
pieces. Then a gentleman told them a
Is not this a pleasant letter ?
more of the same sort, but this is all we have
room for this time.
C. E. H.
to it, and answered questions very promptly.
They sang again for us, and then marched
out to dinner. The room was so filled with
HARRY'S LAST PROMISE TO HIS
get a good look at them.
were eager to dispose of what was on the
Far away up the North River, farther up
than any steamboat can puff its way, lived a
grandfather and grandmother who had some
dear little grandchildren in New York. Last
summer this grandmother died, she was more Gilding life with sweet obedience,
first." Then they were quiet and attentive,
than eighty years old. A short time before Weeping father, that revisits
asking a blessing. Oft a little flowery mound,
her. I saw them a few days ago, one of In the evening we went to the Home, for Take this other babe, and kiss its
them was sick on the bed. He was rather
we heard the children there always had a
restless and unwilling to lie there, as his mo-
ther thought it was best for him to do, alLet him drink their crystal fountains,
though he was not very
« Be a good boy,' was the last thing your
grandmother said to you," said his mother,
Harry pulled up the bed clothes over his
his breast; I knew he was crying. In a Lead his artless, trusting youth:
much pleasure. You remember Christ, for Up to hopes and joys immortal,
few moments he uncovered his face.
eyes were red and moist, but he looked as if
he remembered his promise, “I will try.
His dear grandmother he will never see
get her last words to him and his last pro
mise to her. How many little children are the war, has been a little over twenty-five thousand pretty toy or book. A lady before whom in killed, and one hundred and ten thousand
there who will make the same promise to wounded. Not a fifth of the wounded received inthey passed on their way to their seats, gave
ANNA H. to hospitals die, and of the entire number not more
them a paper of candies, raisins, &c. Then than one-fourth either die or are permanently dis- the babies were helped to something. For abled. It is asserted that the highest figures at which our losses can be put, is : killed outright,
the next half hour the children made it in: 25,272 ; died or disablad by wounds, 27,527; total, deed a merry Christmas. It would have
“THE BAREFOOTED CHILD." 52,799 men killed or disabled.
It is probable that about one hundred thousand have died from disease.
done you good to have seen how happy they Mrs. FLOUNCELY, and her little girl, PauBut the augmentation of the able-bodied population
One dear little girl, shall we call her lina, were looking in at a jeweler's window from immigration and youth arriving at maturity Kindly—we don't know her real nameexceeds 400,000 men. Thus the increase of able.
upon a cold December day, but they were bodied men is nearly three-fold the loss occasioned
whispered to us about another who was ab. too well wrapped up, or loaded, as we might by the immense effort to put down the rebellion. sent, “I'm sorry L-is'nt here, to get a say, with rich and expensive clothing, to feel This is a remarkable fact.
Christmas gift ; 'twould please her so." We the severity of the weather. Suddenly the
Back with thee into the mountains
Till the love of nature seizes