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By those who have used it, the Baby Tender is pronounced
next to the Sewing Machine, the

of the age for domestic use. It is not only

but may be instantly converted into either of the following
articles, viz :

It takes almost the entire charge of infants from their birth,
saves vastly in washing, affords constant amusement and
healthful exercise for children under 5 years, and enables
the mother to

The Baby Tender stands on castors-10 part being suspend.
ed—is safe, strong and durable, occupies very little room,
and, having a vertical and noiseless motion, it effectually
obviates the acknowledged serious

of the ordinary cradle.

"Brown's Patent Baby Tender completely emancipates
woman from the hardest of all labor-tending babies."- Ad-
vocate and Guardian,

Common Wood, painted, without upholstery $12 00
peatly upholstered,

15 00
Black Walnut,

20 00
Black Walnut,

25 00
Packing Case

1 00

Sont anywhere by express. For circular enclose 2c. stamp.

Address, BROWN & CO., 474 BROADWAY, N. Y.




Cash Capital...

.$1,000,000 00
Assets, 1st January, 1863 -1,746,495 68
Liabilities. ...

75,549 64 This Company insures against loss or damage by FIRE, and the risks of INLAND NAVIGATION and TRANSPORTATION, on favorable terms. Losses equitably adjusted and promptly paid.


A. F. WILLMARTH, Vice President,
JOHN M'GEE, Secretary.



CR & WILSON'S HIGHEST PREMIUM Memorial is one of the finest works of art ever gotton up in this country. It is printed in oil colors, and will be as enduring as a steel plate engraving. It is so arranged as to be adapted to every rank, from a private to a Major-General, both for the living and the lamented dead. Persons wishing copies have only to send or give the following particulars to the principal or local agents who sell it: The Name; the Rank; in what capacity he entered the service; what Reg. iment and Company; his promotion, if any; the battles he was in, in their regular order; if wounded, in what battle,

SEWING MACHINE, and date; if he fell, in what battle, and date ; if honorably And FOOTE'S PATENT UMBRELLA LOCK STANDS discharged from the service, and date. If still living, and in

No. 505 Broadway. 681–6. the service of our country, give all particulars up to the prevent time, and they wili be filled up in the most beautiful style, leaving room to enter the particulars of what may FERRES FEMALE INSTITUTE, occur to them up to the time they may leave the service. 135 MADISON AVENUE, COR. 32d STREÉT, Please be particular in relation to the foregoing instructions, REV. ISAAC FERRIS, D. D., LL. D., President, and all orders will be filled with he utmost care and


Principals. A few pupils admitted as boarders.
The following is a list of prices for which it will be sold-
a large percentage of which goes to the brave men who
have participated in the battles for the preservation of our
glorious Union and Constitution :

Important Legacies have been lost to the Home through
Copies not filled up....

informality. It is therefore earnestly requested of those who

design to benefit the Institution by giving it a place in their Copies filled up...

1 25

last Will and Testament, that they would use the following: Copiey in frames, not filled up

3 00 Copies in frames, filled up...

3 25


I give and bequeath to the American Female Guardian The sale of this Memorial will be given to those who have been maimed in the service of our country, and the profits

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

able uses of said Society.
are wanted to act as agents.
W. H. BEEBE, Sole Agent,

The Will should be attested by three witnesses, who should

write agaiust their names, their place of residence, and state 181 BROADWAY,

that they signed the instrument at the request of the testator, 685-7. First Floor, Room No. 3, 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,
THE carrier of this paper, Mr. JOHN E. LINK, is authorized
to receive subscriptions.


By the new law, the postage on single copies of the A. $
There have been prepared, in order to give our distant G. is now six cents & quarter-payable in advancé-in al
friends a moro perfect idea of the institution in its details, parts of the United States.
a weries of twelve beautiful pictures, taken with life-like

A package of four copies, which weighs 4 ounces, sent to accuracy, by the well-known photographer, E. ANTHONY, embracing the following :

*one address, is subject to no more postage than a single 1. HOME FOR THE FRIENDLESS, 32 E. 30th St

copy--according to Instruction 36, which Postmasters will 2. CHILDREN'S DORMITORY.

please see. 3. NURSERY DORMITORY.

From 5 to 8 copies, to one address, 12 cents a quarter. 4. NURSERY CHILDREN.

From 9 to 12 do




and so on, at the rate of 6 cents a quarter for every 4 ounces 6. HOME CHAPEL, 29 E. 29th St.

or fraction thereof.

In order to receive the paper at the lowest rate of post9. CHILDREN ON GALLERY-Anniversary.

age, it is necessary to take them, not singly, but at least four 10. CHILDREN AT DINNER–Thanksgiving.

copies; and so of clubs, they should be made up-if possible 11. PLAYGROUND SCENE. 12. ADVOCATE & GUARDIAN PRINTING OFFICE

-of 8, 12, 16, 20 and so on.

As an inducement to those who now receive it singly, to Price, plain, 25c: each, the whole set, $2.50; colored, 35c.

make up a small club of four or eight, the Ex. Com. propose each, $3.50 the set, sent by mail free of postage. STEREO. SCOPES (in which to view them,) from $1 to $:.

to put the subscription price for four copies-to one address Profits entirely devoted to the “Home."

-at 75 cents a year, and for eight copies—in the same way

-at 60 cents a year
Address : Advocate and Guardian,
Care Mrs. Sarah A. Stone

Twelve copies, and over, will be at the rate of 50c, a year.
Baa 4740. New York At offices where there are several single subscribers

receiving it to their separate addresses, by their uniting to•

gether and having it in one package, to one address, it will Aims of the Am. Female Guardian Soc. materially reduce the postage on each

1st.—The Society aims to rescue from degradation, physi. cai and moral, the children of want, lonxelessness and worrow,

IT POSTMASTERS and others, desiring papers to be wherever found-who may be committed to the Society in

discontinued, will please send the name of the P. O. as well accordance with it Charter-and after a suitable probution

as of the subscriber
in their institution, to learn to what they are best adapted,
&c., to secure for them permanent country homes in Chris
tian families.
2d.—To reach as many as possible of this same exposed

A COMPLETE BABY TENDER, for $12 class of children, who though prevented by surrounding cir.

1. 815, $20 or $25. See Advertisement herein or cumstances, from becoming Home beneficiaries an inmates,

address, BROWN & CO., may, nevertheless, be withdrawn from the education of the

474 BROADWAY, N. Y city street, taught habits of industry and propriety of conduct, the knowledge of the Bible, &c., and surrounded by influences that may be protective and saving. (Several hundred of this class receive food, raiment, in

ADVOCATE AND GUARDIAN. struction and watch-care through the agency of the Society.)

3d.—To afford a place and means of protection for devtitute
respectable young women, without employment, friends or $1 a year, (in advance) to Single Subscribers.
home, and within the age and circumstances of temptation.

Four copies, to one address, at the rate of 750 a year.
Eight do



60c 4th.-To aid and encourage destitute American widows



Twelve copies (and over) to one address, 50c
with small children, to avoid a separation as long as practi.
cable, by furnishing apparel, bedding, etc. at discretion ;

Letters concerning the Addocate and Guardian, and those securing remunerative employment as far as it may be ob.

containing funds for the Society, should be addressed :

MRS. SARAH A. STONE, tained, and also to admonish the unwary of the moral pit-falls

29 E. 29th Street, that often abound in the pathway of the lowly.

Box 4740.

New York,
5th.--To use the Press to enlist the Public mind in behalf
of the several classes and objects above named.

Letter designed for publication, should be addressed to the
Wants.-The Home has been established fourteen years,

Editress of the Advocate and Guardian, 29 E. 23th St., No7 and has sheltered, fed and clothed, temporarily, over 10.000

York. Box 4740. children and adults. It has been sustained mainly by chari.

Letteus desigped for the Board or Executive Committee, table contributions, and at the present time is in special neeu

and Reports of Auxiliaries, addrexa Corresponsing Secreta

Box 4740. of funds to meet its current expenses,

ries, A. F. G. Soc., 29 E. 29th St. New York.
Advertisements – Only short ones are received-20e a lino.
[No. 685. Jan. 1, 1864.)


9 Some of our books are out of print, and at toe
pragent price of material it is not thought test to reprint
them We have on hand the following, which will be sent
post-paid at the prices annexed :

Home Whispers, plain muslin, 75c.
Wrecks and Rescueg, do., 75c.
Walks of Usefulness, 75c.
Harwoods, 15c.
Saw Up and Saw Down and What Little Hands may

do, 15c.
Stereoscopic Views of "Home" Scenes, plain 250 each, or
$2 50 for the set (12); colored, 35c. each, or 83 50 the set.
Pernicious Fiction, paper covers, 5c or $1 80 per hundred.

Guernsey's Homeopathic Domestic Practice, $2 20.
Letters to a Young Christian, 25c


Packages-not letters-should be marked :

29 E. 29TH ST.,

A. Chapman, (Healey's Express, ) Pier 16, N. R.
A list of articles, with donors' names and post-office ad.
dress, should be enclosed in the package, and another similar
kist sent by mail, stating when the package was forwarded

The only safe way of transnitting funds, is by draft, pily.
able to Mrs. Sarah A. Stone, Treasurer.

TO DONORS.--Sinall Packages, sent to the City by private hand, may be left at either of the following places:

North and Gillette. (Buck Gloves, Mittens, Army Gauntlets, Country Knit Wool Hose, Furs, &c.,) 18 Cortland St.

Jag, 0. Bonnett, Commission Merchant, 30 Whitehall St.



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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.

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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



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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,



was over.

A. H.

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

Children's Department.

For the Advocate and Guardian.

may make

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.
somebody had kindly added to those already While they were thus enjoying the even-

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
Hither led by love and pity,

Please accept this little gift of three dol-
To behold the children's “Home."
hundred little ones, and a side table for the

lars from our Christmas tree, it being the
Here you see a band of cherubs
poor mothers. A Christmas tree stood in

penny contributions of the Infant S.S. class
Fair as of celestial clime;

the same room and from its boughs hung of New Hartford Centre, Conn. While the
Innocents escaped the Herods,
gifts for every pupil. A young lady had

children were delighted with their own little
Destitution, Wrong and Crime,
given seventy-two dressed dolls, one for

gifts, the well-filled purse hanging with them
Can't you find, amid this number,
each girl ; and there were books, balls, &c.,

on the tree, added much to their delight, and
Some sweet bud of opening bloom ?

for all the boys. One to watch your latest slumber,

was presented by a vote of the class to the
And to weep upon your tomb ?

But before the children saw these things dear children of the Home, amid their heart-
Here are hidden mines of fancy

they sang for us, "Some call us the infants, felt smiles and cheers. This class is not
you rich returns;

“Jesus loves me,' “ Christmas Hymn,” and large, but they are earnest little workers and
Each a Bramerd or Delancy,
" Thank God for the Bible," and spoke some full of love.

MRS. C. M. H.”
Ward, or Howard, or a Burns.

pieces. Then a gentleman told them a
All have latent worth or genius,

We have
Christmas story about two little girls named

Is not this a pleasant letter ?
Power or patience for their dower;
Selfish and Kindly ; they listened eagerly

more of the same sort, but this is all we have
This Ignatius, that Ireneus,

room for this time.

C. E. H.
Various fruit of various flower.

to it, and answered questions very promptly.
Mother, with thy spirit mourning

They sang again for us, and then marched
For a gem you could not keep;

out to dinner. The room was so filled with
Don't you feel that spirit yearniug
them and their kind friends that we couldn't

O'er this smiling one asleep?

get a good look at them.
But that they

Take it up and let it fondle

were eager to dispose of what was on the
In thy heart so lonely grown;

Far away up the North River, farther up
Bear it with thee, precious bundle,
plates before them, we judge, for we heard

than any steamboat can puff its way, lived a
Make it evermore thine own,
the one who presided on the occasion, say,

grandfather and grandmother who had some
She will be a sunlight radiance
“Children, wait a bit, you know we al-

dear little grandchildren in New York. Last
Thrown around thy latest hours;
ways give thanks to our heavenly Father,

summer this grandmother died, she was more Gilding life with sweet obedience,

first." Then they were quiet and attentive,
As the rainbow gilds the showers.
and all joined vocally in their usual form of her death two of her grandchildren visited

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
Snowy brow, with ringlets crowned.

we heard the children there always had a
Christmas tree. About seven o'clock the

restless and unwilling to lie there, as his mo-
Bear the bright, immortal prize;
boys and girls came in with their teachers,

ther thought it was best for him to do, alLet him drink their crystal fountains,

though he was not very

and the nurses brought in the babies, and
Learn him spell their starry ykies.

« Be a good boy,' was the last thing your
everybody that we saw in the chapel looked
Listen to the woodland breezes,

grandmother said to you," said his mother,
happy. The little folks because they saw so
Merry song of brooks and birds,


would try.”
many pretty things that were soon to be
All his being's inmost chords.
somebody's, and the older folks because they head, and I could see a gentle heaving over

Harry pulled up the bed clothes over his
Thus through wisdom's shining portal,
had the means at their disposal to give so

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,

whose sake Christmas is kept a day of joy,

few moments he uncovered his face.
Lighted by the lamp of truth.
said, “It is more blessed to give than to re-

eyes were red and moist, but he looked as if

he remembered his promise, “I will try.
These children, too, sang for us with won-

His dear grandmother he will never see
derful patience. Then all that could walk filed again on earth, but I hope he will never for-
It is estimated that the loss in the Union armies
in all the fighting during the two and half years of
before the tree, and to each was given some

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

their grandmother?

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

said you

Till the love of nature seizes

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