Page images
PDF
EPUB

has not passed here for a long time un. while those that honor Him He will honor, sleeps the sleep of death. Mrs. Howard marked by a funeral. So in quick succes. proving to them in life and death that “In was one of the few who, the more intimately sion—even in the country—“Man goeth to keeping His commandments, there is great

she was known, the more beautiful did her

character appear. Naturally diffident, and his long home, and where is he?" reward."

shrinking from self, she did not seem to the To-day the obsequies of the soldier-son, But list! the rain, the blessed rain, pat- world all that she really was. To those who the hope of his parents, the promising, youth ters upon the roof—it descends in living knew her best, there was a firmness of prin. ful Christian, remind us of the thousands like streams. All nature is revived, and to those ciple, a depth of piety, and a purity of mohim recently fallen, of the many home circles who have felt its need, it is truly like cold tive, which we have seldom seen equaled. where one is not. We pass to the cemetery water to the thirsty soul. Should we not be

Another striking trait of her character was on yonder hill-side, pause at the resting grateful for the gift, verily the stones would

benevolence—she forgot self in the desire to

do for others. This it was that prompted place of loved ones, recall the living forms, cry out.

her to take to her heart and home, so many and, as fancy paints the resplendent glories Onondaga Co., N. Y., July 26th.

who were orphans, and homeless. In her, of the bright abode-the dwelling place of

they found all that a mother could be, and a those who sleep in Jesus—the inquiry SHE HATH DONE WHAT SHE COULD." home, surrounded by all that wealth and comes, “Are they now ministering spirits ? The following sketch records the death of her, “None knew her but to love her, or

taste could supply. It may truly be said of Do they too bend over us with the great another beloved friend, who has recently named her, but to praise." cloud of witnesses ?" There are portions of heard the gracious summons

After the death of her husband, the cares this consecrated ground reminding us that those who visit cemeteries in the rural dis

'Child, thy Father calls--come home.”

and responsibilities of her situation fell upon

her with crushing weight. She remarked tricts are often pained by observing how lit. None who knew her best, could doubt that

in the commencement of her sickness, tle attention is paid by the living to these it found her with lamp trimmed and burning that she had lived long enough, since Mr. sacred enclosures. True, there are excep. As one of our Home helpers, she was in. Howard's death, to feel that her strength

was not sufficient to meet the duties devolv. tions, creditable to the heart of survivors

, deed faithful unto death. Early enlisted in but graves grown over with thistles, head. this work, blessed with means, a companion ing upon her. While she felt that the chil.

dren needed a mother, she longed for the stones fallen, half-covered with rubbish, fen. with like sympathies, and regarding herself rest of heaven, and could say, "For me to ces dilapidated or as much wanting in taste

as “only a steward," after duly counting the die, is gain." 'As the spring opened, and as the suburbs of the drunkard's home, are

cost, and estimating the responsibility, she everything in nature looked beautiful; she numerous. Perhaps within the scope of became a foster-parent

, gradually increasing said, “I have asked only for a little corner vision, on every hand seen the home of her beloved flock, till seven orphans called in the grave-yard, where I might rest, but

now I feel that if it is the will of my Heawealth, embellished with appliances making her “mother." These dear children shared the site pleasant and attractive. This is her toils and cares, tears and prayers, and venly, Father, I would like a little larger

place." She would often repeat hymns and well, but why forget the little niche where tender maternal affection, while she lived,

tender maternal affection, while she lived, passages of Scripture, expressive of her feelkindred rest? Why not in all cases make it and such provision for their education and ings. The Voice of prayer and singing, she a spot where love may dwell; where chil- maintenance as she would have made for especially loved to hear, and at such times dren and children's children may infer from her own children-was duly secured while

we have seen her countenance light up with its surroundings that, those "gone before" her mind was unclouded. These dear chil.

an expression almost heavenly. She talked

much of rest, and often repeated the hymn, were worthy to be loved in life, and their dren, who survive, though twice orphaned,

commencing, memory cherished to the latest generation. may well be comforted by the reflection, that

“In the Christian's home in glory, Among the topics suggested by passing their Heavenly Father has made them obobjects and events, amid the Sabbath still. jects of His special care, in so long giving Once when repeating it, she said with a ness of the country, is the Sabbath desecra. them such excellent parents, with the lasting smile, “ There is rest for you, rest for me; is it tion so fearfully prevalent. heritage of their prayers and benefactions.

not beautiful ?" In apology for a Sabbath excursion and Following, as they should do, their precious that little corner in the grave-yard, her spirit

Her body, beautiful even in death, rests in picnic, by several boat loads of people

, example, in a few short years at longest, in the bosom of her God. As was remarked whose hilarious mirth and profanity resound they may hope to meet them, “In the Chris- by one of her children, in a letter to her sised, far as the voice could reach, a looker on

tian's home in glory," no more to part. ter; “We have our life-work before us, to remarked, "This is the only day they have

May this record suggest the inquiry to any imitate her example.” to enjoy themselves with their families; hoard for heirs they know not who-whether great gathering-day shall come, and eetl hea

Let it be our prayer, that when the last they are obliged to work all the rest of the it would not be the best use of this brief life

, week.” And what if they are! Six con

with the loved ones who have gone before, secutive days of work, then a Sabbath of so to spend it, that, when ended, the gracious

at the right hand of the Lamb. holy rest and worship, “not finding thine

Saviour may say of each and all, “She hath
done what she could.”

MEMORY OF WRONG.-A rich landlord once cruown pleasure," were appointed for man by

elly oppressed a poor widow. Her son, a little boy the Infinite Author of all good. His will in DIED—in Madison, N. Y., June 9th, Mrs. of eight years, saw it. He afterwards became a

painter, and painted a life likeness of the dark this regard, uttered from Sinai, has been Mary Putnam Howard, aged fifty-three years.

Years afterwards he placed it where the made manifest through all time, and apon

Less than eighteen months ago, death man saw it. He turned pale, trembled in every

entered that home; and suddenly, with little joint, and offered any sum to purchase it that he those who set at naught his precepts, from

might put it out of sight. Thus there is an invisiwarning of his approach, called the husband, any pretext, be they individuals, communi- and father, to his reward. Again he has

ble painter drawing on the canvas of the soul a life

likeness reflecting correctly all the passions and ties or peoples, His judgments must certainly come. His step more slow, but the tread

actions of our spiritual bistory on earth. Eternity

will reveal them to every man. We must meet be expected in the future as in the past, none the less sure, and the wife, and mother, our earth-life again,

[merged small][ocr errors]

There remains a land of rest.

P.

scene.

[ocr errors]

Our Book Table.

" If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my

ers.

and he gave

and comfort to man, beast and herb. And What untold misery is entailed upon the chilhow full of music is its silvery voice !

dren of sach parents, and what an unspeakable

blessing to these otherwise neglected and forIt seems as if the warbling Of the birds, in all their bowers,

saken children are the Home Ind. schools. Had been gathered up in raindrops,

Went through a row of tenement-houses, The Life of Mrs. Sherwood, written by herself,

And was coming down in showers.

containing more than fifty families, to see if I with Extracts from Mr. Sherwood's Journal, Oh! faint-hearted and faithless one; look

could induce any to attend our chapel-services. during his Imprisonment in France and up! Rejoice, and praise Him who "sendeth Not more than twelve or fifteen families proResidence in India. Abridged from the rain on the just and on the unjust."

fessed the Protestant faith. A very large London Edition. Boston: Am. Tract So- As day after day passed-bright, burning ciety. New York: J. G. Broughton.

proportion of them were German Catholics, days, and the sun and the moon hung in the

and glad to get the German tracts with which This autobiography of the originator of the heavens like balls of fire, and the earth grew I was supplied. Orphan Schools of Calcutta, the friend of dry and hard, and the herbage withered, and July 7th. Feel as thongh Mrs. B. must be Henry Martyn, and the author of “Little the grass becaine brown and sere, how positive

provided with a sewing-machine, for I cannot Henry and his Bearer," is full of interest. It you were that God had forgotten us, or but

see how she is to provide for her five little was completed in her seventy-fourth year, remembered us in wrath.

You shook your children otherwise. My only hope of obtainwhen she says of herself, “I can read the head despondingly, and prophesied dronght ing this object, is to call upon some of the smallest print, write four or five hours a day, and famine. To-day, you have your answer wealthy members connected with the sleep with unbroken rest at night, and declare from the open windows of heaven.

church; and yet every feeling of my nature myself, with grateful heart, one of the very

rebels against such a step. But I will go in happiest old women that ever cumbered this commandments, and do them; then I will

the strength of the Lord. earth." give you rain in due season, and the land shall

Evening. How much better the Lord has yield her increase, and the trees of the field

been to me than my fears! I have already Human Sorrows. By the COUNTESS AGENOR

shall yield their fruit." Why should

you
dis-

received ten dollars, and Mrs. DE GASPARIN.

urged me Translated from Advance trust the kind watchfulness of Him, who, ages

to call again when her husband was at home, Sheets, by Mary L. Booth. Same publishago, declared, “While the earth remaineth,

as he might do much more. seed-time and harvest, and cold and heat, and 8th. Called to see Mr. This is a singular book, a suggestive book, summer and winter, and day and night, shall

me twenty-five dollars. I have now just the book of good influences.

pot cease." Oppressions,"

amount I need to purchase the sewing machine “ Mistakes,” “Dejection,” " Destruction,”

But, if He, whose holiness is as infinite as

for Mrs. B. I am so thankful. " Despair in the Soul," “ Beautiful Sorrows,”

His wisdom and His love, sees fit to send Visited Mrs. again. Although a proDeath,” and “Wherefore,” are the headings

famine and distress to warn us of our ingrati- fessed Roman Catholic, she seems really anxof its eight chapters. The author, in the pre

tude and forgetfulness of Himself, can you not, ious to have me visit her often. She spoke of face, likens herself to one who would reach with humble and trustful heart, echo those

the tract I gave her the last time I was there; forth reviving cups of water to the weary,

sublime words of the prophet of old? "Al- said it was beautiful, and repeated a portion fainting ones, passing over earth's desertthough the fig-tree shall not blossom, neither

of it, showing that she had read it attentively. shall fruit be in the vines, the labor of the places.

It was the tract “Come to Jesus, or The olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no

Way to find Rest." To-day I read to her the meat, the flock shall be cut off from the fold, Progress ; or, the Sequel to Jerry and his

third chapter of John. When I finished, she and there shall be no herd in the stalls; yet Friends. By ALIÇE A. Dodge. Same pub

said, “O, how beautiful!" I tried to hold up I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God lishers.

Christ as the only Saviour. After offering of my salvation." This book, and the excellent one of which

prayer, I left, hoping that the Spirit of God is it is the sequel, deserve a place in every Sun

operating upon her heart. Truly, this is a day-school library.

blessed work, JOTTINGS,

A few days after this, called on her again, Our Birds. By Mrs. Fanny I. BURGE SMITH.

and read and prayed with her. She knelt Same publishers.

On entering the apartment of a poor woman

beside me and repeated aloud every sentence The pictures and stories in this pretty book living on the top floor of a tenement-house, of the prayer. Her sister (also a Romanist) will please children very much, and instruct she exclaimed, while her eyes filled with tears, entered, and knelt with us, and there were them, too, “I thought I should never see you again. I

tears in her eyes when we rose from our knees. was afraid you was dead." Then, in broken I find peculiar pleasure in visiting on SaturGood Conduct Cards, for Presents and Re

language, being often obliged to stop and weep, day, because I meet so many children. They wards. 12 Cards. Same publishers.

she tried to tell me how mercifully the Lord seem to regard me as their special friend, and

had dealt with her; how He had raised up a This is a compact little package of beauti

are always ready to leave their play to talk fully-colored picture-cards.

friend for her in her deep poverty, who had with me. They all call me teacher, and many supplied all her wants. O, how thankful I of them will run half a block to meet me. felt! I had spent many anxious hours both Although they are clothed in rags, and many

day and night on her account, but not having of them very dirty, still I do feel a very deep THANKSGIVING FOR RAIN.

the means to help her, I could only direct her interest in their welfare, and earnestly pray to Him who will never leave nor forsake those

that they may be gathered into the Saviour's who put their trust in Him.

fold. One little girl came up to me and enAy, thank God for the rain which is fall- Succeeded in getting J. K. into the Home quired when I was going to have another ing in such cooling and copious showers- Industrial school in St. Poor boy! he prayer-ineeting, and when told we hoped to pattering upon the roofs, plashing into the is ten years of age, and cannot read, although have one next Wednesday, she said, “That is pools, filling the tiny flower-cups, washing the he has been here in this city where there are so long to wait; won't you have one before ?" dusty leaves, watering and refreshing the so many schools. But, ala, this is soon And I find something of this feeling among the parched and thirsty earth; bringing life, health plained. He has an intemperate mother. parents too, for one woman told me she was

FROM THE NOTE-BOOK OF A BIBLE-READER.

For the Advocate and Guardian,

BY KATE CAMERON.

ex

all ready to go to the meeting last Thursday, presume, and Thomas perhaps didn't notice it ing-machine, and places were found for two of when she happened to think it would not be through the smoke of his pipe.

her children. To-day we called at the little time until next week, and she felt so disap- “See what poverty's done,” said she, as she room, where we had always found her before, pointed. She enjoyed the meeting so much, turned back the clothes on the bed a little, and she was not there; had moved away some that she thought it long to wait. They are “driven me to use my table-cloth as a sheet: time previous. Fortunately, she happened to strangers in the city, having come from To- but that don't prevent my being clothed in the be in the neighborhood, and when we sent to ronto, Canada. She said they were brought garments of Christ's righteousness. I haven't obtain her number, came herself. She and up in the church of England, and when they much, but more than I deserve, for every sin her boy were looking so much healthier, so first came here they went to the church in deserves the wrath and curse of God, and if much neater and less careworn than of old, St., but were obliged to stand, as no one gave He took away from me every blessing, įt that we could not refrain from congratulating them a seat. They remained at home on Sab- would be no more than just. I don't feel bad all her on their changed appearance. baths for several months after this, when a lady over, don't feel bad at the heart. He don't “Well, you see," she responded, “my fawho was looking for Sunday-school scholars make us suffer everywhere at once. I was ther, who was a great care to me, has gone to found them out, took the children to S. school, saying so to an old woman, and she replied she live with my sister ; my two children, I know, and invited the mother to attend our little didn't see it so, He'd pretty near taken away her are in good places, where they will be well prayer-meeting. She does, attend, and will sight, and His mercies were about all taken trained and cared for. I've got a pleasant attend our mission hereafter.

from her. Ah, she wasn't right at the heart, room, at a low rent, in the upper part of the Attended the funeral of Mr. After

she needed another kind of sight there." city, in a house with only one other family. the family returned from the grave, about six

We spoke of her great age, “ Oh, yes, most I have an abundance of work, and only my

little boy and myself to do for, When I was o'clock, I went in to sympathize with them, people don't live to be as old as I, alınost all the knowing how desolate their house would ap- people ! used to know are gone. I knew here, the landlord kept raising my rent, and pear to them at that hour. The son, about many ministers in Ireland, they're almost all

promising to make repairs, without doing so. fourteen years of age, who has been a great

dead. Mr. R. who baptized and first admitted There was a drunken family above me and begrief to his parents for the last few months,

me to the Lord's table, has gone to his reward. low, and my children were exposed to learn

You'll refusing to go either to S. School or church,

pray with me, it will cheer me, and all manner of evil. If I earned a dollar, it taking a seat by my side, said, “I wish I could strengthen me.”

would not much more than get a meal for us make up my mind to go to the S. School again,

We felt through the whole interview, like all, as things were, and I was discouraged and

anxioas all the time." those were happy days when I did go," and sitting at her feet to learn of her, for we could burst into tears. I urged him to break away

not fail to see she had long been taught in the Mrs. A. was ont, looking for her boy, when

school of Christ. at once from his wicked associates, and resolve

we called. She had sent him on an errand, if God spared his life, to go next Sabbath. He

A kind lady, seeing a forlornly-dressed boy and he had been gone too long. On her resobbed out, “ I'm afraid I can't.” I told him wandering along the street, called him into her turn, she said, she had sent him to get her to look to Jesus who was both able and will. house and had him exchange his pantaloons, only whole dress, remaining, out of pawn. ing to help him. We then bowed together which only reached to his knees, for some of She had só disposed of it, for two successive

days, to get bread for her three young children. before the mercy-seat. When I took leave of greater length and cleanliness, had him put on the family, he said to me, “I will try." Not

a clean shirt and sent him to one of the Indus- A few months ago, her husband came home long after a good place was found for him in a

trial School teachers, who thought from his sick, from the army. She nursed him carefulpious family in the country, to which he went story and manners he was a suitable case for ly, drawing relief-money in advance, till be very willingly. I feel so thankful to have him

the Home for the Friendless. He was 14 years was able to return to a hospital in Philadel. away from the assooiations by which he was

old, had been an orphan three years, "had been phia, where he went, as she was unable to surrounded in the city. Found a place also living all around anywhere it happened since eard enough for all the family. He has not for his little sister, through the Home.

then," he said. Had lived with a baker awhile been paid for some m and she needs and been bound out once, but the man he lived

money much.

She wanted employment, said with, struck him sometimes and he couldn't she had never yet asked for help, nor did she

stand that. He had an uncle in a hospital in wish to. We advised her to go to the Home EXTRACTS FROM VISITOR'S REPORT.

the city, so thought he would come down and to consult with the Committee in regard to find him. He was taken to the Home, and the

her best course. Mrs. - seventy-five years old, lives with ladies, after consulting together, thought it best her son, eighteen years younger, in a little to have him go to the Juvenile Asylum for

For the Advocate and Guardian, room in a rear building in –

St. The son

awhile, as he had evidently been left to "come was in the army, but after two years his health up," and needed to be under greater restraints

SELF-DISCIPLINE. failed and be had to leave, so they draw six than those of the Home.

SOMEBODY wrote a book, with the title, dollars a month relief-money. Three dollars Six months or so ago, our attention was di- “Never too Late to Mend;" the application to and a half of this goes for rent, and with the re- rected to a sick soldier's suffering family. At

the story is not so very marked, but the provmaining two dollars and a half and what they our first call we found the mother just re- erb is a good one for use in daily life. For can earn by spooling wool, they manage to live turned from a visit to her husband, who had many people deny it practically; or if you in a humble way. The old lady was quite ill been a few days in the hospital, as she was un- venture to speak to them of a fault or failing, the morning we called, and had sent her son able longer to care for him, and also earn the (which is always rather delicate business,) will for the dispensary doctor, "For," said she, "if necessaries of life for themselves and three lit- even say, “Oh, I'm too old to learn," or, “It's my last days are come, it will save an inquest, tle ones, their scanty means having been ex

too late for nie to make much change, my ways and that I don't care for, you know." The doc- bausted by his long illness. Not long after

are fixed." tor soon came, made two or three inquiries, this the husband and father died, leaving the

"As a man thinketh, so is he." dashed off a prescription, and in a moment widow with three children and for a time her Now if we are Christians truly, we can was off again. There were many more cases aged father, to feed, clothe and keep warm never leave o it of sight the Christian idea of in hand probably, and it wasn't a very pleasant ' during the inclement season approaching. We growth, of progress. “The path of the just is place to linger in; it wasn't very neat, but gave them now and then a pair of shoes or as the shining light, which shineth more and the sick woman had felt too weak to sweep, I much-needed garment, helped her get a sew- more unto the perfect day.” That is, the ris

[ocr errors]

Too many

V.

ing sun in the beginning of its course, comes ful obedience to unreasonable commands is hard

For the Advocate and Guardian. up to brightress and glory, till it brings the and sharp discipline, and requires much grace.

I CAN DO NOTHING. perfect day, not creeping along in mists, and “Fathers, provoke not your children to

“I HAVE

poor person for you to visit," shadows, and clouds, and only brightening just anger, lest they be discouraged.”

said my mother, as I sat plodding over my before it is ready to set in darkness. It is too Among other good lessons the war is teach

work. late to let our light shine just as it is going ing us—and hard and sharp they are—is that

There had been no rest for me that day, and down at the close of life. of submission to authority. Our young men,

as I thought upon the weary cares and duties The point of growth and self-cultivation of ay, and older men, too, are learning to obey.

that were pressing upon my mind, and feet, which I have been thinking, is that of Disci- We had all been sovereigns, till there was

and hands, and eyes, it seemed to me that rest pline. We have discipline enough in life, most danger of our becoming despots, and quite too

would never come. No wonder, then, at my of us; but it is that which our Father sends many in number for one country.

reply, or that it comes so often from those in because it is needful--because we will not grow wills clash and interfere; where some rule,

like circumstances.—“I can do nothing."withogt it. Doubtless it is well for us, but some must obey. So, we will be thankful for

False words, wherever uttered ! who can tell whether much of this painful this discipline, also, and hope it may extend process might not be spared us if we would to obedience, to law and order.

A poor woman, without friends, without a

husband, and with five young children; these discipline ourselves; if we would take the role “ A child left to himself bringeth his mother of right and conform ourselves to it in all to shame;" and men, left to themselves, may

were the objects that I do hastily discarded.

But my good angel prompted me to look things, bringing all into subjection. Call you bring their country to shame.

again; and in a low, dark corner, on an old this hard ? Our Saviour says, “My yoke is

bag of straw, lay a poor little sufferer, worn easy and my burden is light;" it is only when

by disease, and pining with hunger. His we resist, that we feel the pressure hard and

WHAT WILL THE HARVEST BE 1

bones were scarce covered by his skin, and painful.

THEY are sowing their seed in the daylight fair, We call ourselves a self-governing people. They are sowing their seed in the noonday's glare ; _"Drink, drink,” was all that I could hear,

every look was of agony. A feeble wail and and yet our children are running wild with They are sowing their seed in the soft twilight; over-indulgence, and if they happen to have a They are sowing their seed in the solemn night.

and a cup of cold coffee, without sugar or milk

What shall their harvest be? was all the mother had to offer. stronger will than their parents, running com

O, who could not do something! Who pletely over their heads. Of course we can They are sowing their seed of pleasant thought, expect nothing better of them than still more In the Spring's clear light they have blithely

could not provide the small allowance of food wrought;

for that dying one, and who would not blush willfulness, when they are older and should

They have brought their fancies from wood and dell, at his own hasty decision in regard to his own have come to years of discretion. Selfishness

Where the mosses creep, and the flower-buds swell. abilities? Who could look upon that wretched and self-will are plants of wonderful vitality

Rare shall the harvest be.

abode, with its utter destitution of everything and strength of growth.

They are sowing the seed of word and deed, tending to comfort and cleanliness, without We can do our children no greater kindness Which the cold know not, nor the careless heed;

finding some spring in his own heart which than to govern them when they are young- Of the gentle word and the kindest deed,

might flow for the healing or cleansing of that that is, to teach them self-control; for even That have blest the heart in its sorest need.

sad place ? when they are punished, they yield to motive,

Sweet shall the harvest be.

My energies were aroused. The scales fell first the fear of the rod or of punishment, later And some are sowing the seeds of pain ;

from my eyes. I could see, I could feel. I the fear of offending us, then the fear of doing Of hate, remorse, and a maddened brain ; And the stars shall fall, and the sun shall wane

could send food to the hungry; I could exert wrong, of displeasing God. Ere they root the weeds from the soil again.

an influence with friends, and procure a bed “But," said a mother, “I can't control my

Dark will the harvest be.

for the aching limbs, clothes for the naked, a self, how can you expect me to control my child ?" And some are standing with idle hand;

shelter for the poor outcasts, and a coffin for Yet they scatter seed on their native land.

the dead; and above all, I could apply the les“Too late to mend,” evidently that mother And some are sowing the seeds of care,

son so forcibly thrust upon me, that in the thought so. No; we can learn self-control,

Which their soil hath borne, and still must bear. midst of hurry, toil and care, I can do someand we must learn it, if we would be just to

Sad will the harvest be. our children—if we would not be absolutely cruel to them. It will not do to be governed

They are sowing the seed of noble deed,

With a sleepless watch and an earnest heed ; by mere caprice, it is not our will to which the With a ceaseless hand o'er the earth they sow,

GIVE HIM A TRADE-If education is the great buckler child submits, but the law of right. Mere And the fields are whitening where'er they go

and shield of human liberty, well-developed industry is

equally the buckler aud shield of individual independence. submission to blind force is not discipline.

Rich will the harvest be.

As an unfailing resource through life, give your son, equal Here is the principle.

with a good education, a good honest trade. Better any sown in darkness, or sown in light,

trade than none; there is ample field for the adoption of “But, mother, please let me go."

every inclination in this respect. Learned professions and Sown in weakness, or down in might,

speculative employment may fail a man, but an honest “My dear, I do not think it right, and you Sown in meekness, or sown in wrath ;

hand-craft trade seldom or never--if its possessor choose to know it is not best." In the broad work-field, or the shadowy path,

exercise it. Let him feel, too, that honest labor crafts are

honorable and noble. The men of trades-the real creators “But I want to go so much."

Sure will the harvest be.

of whatever is most essential to the necessities and welfare

of mankind cannot be dispensed with; they, above all “I know it, and I want to have you, and it

others, in whatever repute they may be held by their fasti. would be easier for me to say yes, and have

dious fellows, must work at the oars of human progress, or

all is lost. But few brown-handed trade workers think of no more words about it; but I must do what

POWER OF A WORD.-A mother on the green hills of

this, or appreciate the real position or power they compass. Vermont stood at her garden gate, holding by her right Give your son a trade, no matter what fortune he may is right, hard as it is, and you surely do not

hand a son of sixteen years old, mad with love of the sea. have or may seem likely to inherit. Give him a trade and wish to do wrong.” " Edward," said she, “they tell me that the greatest tempta.

an education-at any rate a trade. With this he can always

battle with temporal want, can always be independent. Would any reasonable child urge further,

tion of the goaman’s life is to drink. Promise me, before you hard as it might be to give up the pleasure.

quit your mother's hand, that you nover will drink.” Said

he, for he told me the story, "I gave her the promise. I It is not so much firmness of will as firmness went the broad globe over ; Calcutta, the Mediterranean, This is the Christian's comfort, that though ho have a of principle, that governs children well. In San Francisco, the Cape of Good Hope, and during forty

faithless and anruly heart, yet he hath a faithful God, who

hath the ruling of it. many cases, the will of the parent is mere ob

years, whenever I saw & glass filled with the sparkling God suffers a Christian to be wronged, that he may exer.

liquor, my mother's form by the garden gate, on the hill-side cise his patience, and commands a Christian to forgive the stinacy, and a disciplined child will obey, but of Vermont, rose up before me; and to-day, at sixty, my wrong, that he may exercise his charity; so that a wrong it will be grudgingly and of necessity. Cheer- lips are innocent of the taste of liquor."

done him, may do him a double courtesy.' Thus evil works for good.

thing.

E.

[ocr errors]

10 00

20 00

10 00 5 00

WONDERFUL CRADLE! BROWN'S PATENT BABY-TENDER, & vertical, noiseless and delightful SPRING-CRADLE, easily converted into a Baby-Jumper, Baby-horse, Baby-walker, High-chair, Spring chair, Nursery-chair, Hobby-horse or ottoman; the whole designed to obviate the evils of the rocking motion and

TAKE THE PLACE OF A HIRED NURSE, Ornamental, compact, strong and durable. The wonder and admiration of parents and the delight of children,

MR. ANGELL, Supt. Home for the Friendless, after using it in his family for more than two years, says, “If mothers generally knew the great value of the Baby-tender in the care of children they would depy ihemselves one meal a day (if necessary) to procure it."

Agents wanted in all parts of the orth and West. An excellent opportunity for profitable und useful employment. Send for illustrated circular,

699-708. BROWN & CO., 483 Broadway, N. Y.

LIFE MEMBERS. N. Y.-Mr and Mrs Frost, Gaines, to part const. Mrs

Nancy J. Frost a L. M. Bequest of Mrs P. Sheldon, late of Rupert, Vt., to

constitute Mrs Frances E. Hatch of Hartford, N. Y. a L. M., per Henry Sheldon, Troy. Mrs M. J. Loomis, Cazenovia, to comp. L. M. of her

daughter, Jerusha B. Loomis..... N. Y. City.-A Friend, to apply on a L. M....... Ohio.--Mrs Alfred Branch, Mallet Creek to const.

herself and Mrs Elizabeth B. Gardener L. M.'s to

be applied on Widows' Fund..... DI,-Mrs Heman Downing, Princeton, to comp. L.

M. To comp. L. M. of Mrs M. J. Lucky of Vacaville,

Cal., per Mrs Lotty Scarritt, Godfrey. Bequest of Mr Linsley, late of Marengo, to apply as

first payt. of L. M.'s for Mrs E. C. Linsley, Pine Run, Mich., Mrs L. G. Bramb Prattsburgh, N. Y. and Mrs L. L. Bush. Belvidere, Ill., per F.

Linsley, Executor.. Iowa.-Mrs T. L. Hurd, to comp, L. M. of her

daughter, Mrs B. W. Holmes $10, and $10 from Miss T. O. Holmes first payt, on L, M...

40 00

10 00

FAMILY DEVOTIONS.-Singing adds to the pleasure and profit of family prayers, and when two or three members can sing, it should constitute a part of the morning or evening devotions at the family altar. This idea we have long held, and usually practiced, and it has been refreshed by recently joining in morning devotions in a family where both parents and four of the children united in the singing; and they really seemed to sing with the spirit and the understanding also. This added new interest to the family devo. tions. Praise aod prayer should go up together, when we pay our night and morning vows.

Family prayer is not unfrequently irksome to the young. But singing added, the Bible read together, the singing and reading being participated in by all, as far as can be, and the prayers short and spiritual ; family prayer thus comes to be a pleasing, welcome, and profitable half hour of morning or evening domestic privileges.

The altars of prayer in Christian families are grateful in. cense to heaven, from myriads of domestic circles in Chris. tendom. Lot praises be joined to reading and prayer,whenever it is practicable; and the impressions and influences from family devotions, upon the children, shall last for many coming years, and never be lost.

God hath set mankind in families, no less for religion, than domestic purposes. It is unquestionably true that parents cannot meet rightly all the obligations they are under to their children without piety; nor can pious parents fulfill all their duty as Christians, without sustaining the altar of family prayer; and whatever shall add to the interest of family devotions, should be included. Singing, whenever this is practicable, will increase the pleasure of the hour of prayer.-Morning Star,

10 00

30 00

20 00

HOME
INSURANCE COMPANY

OF

NEW YORK.
OFFICE, No. 136 BROADWAY.
Cash Capital

$2,000,000 00 Assets, 1st January, 1864..

..3,286,270 33 Liabilities.

75,803 82 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,

CHAS. J. MARTIN, President.

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

CLOTHING, PROVISIONS, &c., received from

FERRIS FEMALE INSTITUTE, 135 MADISON AVENUE, COR. 32d STREET,

REV. ISAAC FERRIS, D. D., LL, D., President, MRS. M. S. PARKS, Missus C. BREWSTER & C. E, FERRIS,

Principals. A few pupils admitted as boarders.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS of DONATIONS to the

Home for the Friendless, from July 10th to

July 15th, 1864. $20 entitles the Donor to a Life-membership, and a copy of the

A. & G. for life.)

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

North Bro's and Gillett, Com. Merchants, Domestic Cotton Goods, &c., &c., 12 Murray St. Jas. O. Bennett, Commission Merchant, 30 Whitehall St.

HOME.

N. H.-A Friend, Mt. Vernon........

5 00 Vt.-Mrs N.G., Bridport.

1 00 A Friend, Waitsfield..

1 00 R. I.-Bequest of Asenath P. Clarke, late of Westerly,

per Dr J. S. Clarke, Newport $200, less tax..... 190 00 Conn,-Mrs J. H. Bartholomew $3, D. Bartholomew

and Master A. H. Bartholomew $1 each, Ansonia, 5 00 N. Y.-M. A, H., North Evans..

1 00 Mrs Rev A. T. Young, Sackett's Harbor..

1 00 A Friend, Binghampton..

10 A Friend, Lima, pair of gold sleeve buttons and..... 9 15 Mrs M. Thrall, Mrs J. Howes and Mr J. Richardson, Gouverneur.

1 00 Mrs W. Simonds, per M. Barker, Munnsviile..

2 00 Mrs S. Cummins, Hamden...

50 C. M. Boynton, Courtlandville.

1 00 Mrs A. E. Briggs, Fredonia..

1 00 A Friend, Batchellerville.

25 Mrs D. M. Woods, Williamsburgh.

1 00 B. C. Greene, Brooklyn...

20 00 N. Y. City.-Wm. Ambler....

1 00 Pa.-Mrs L. A.Childs. New Philadelphia, per R. P. P. 100 00 Mrs L. Waters, Warren...

50 F. A. W., Clifford.

1 00 Ohio, Sarah M. Conrad, Atwater.

1 00 S. B. Hulburt, Guilford...

50 II.-Laura Crittenden, Belvidere..

3 00 A Friend, Prairie Pond......

5 00 George H. Winslow, Camp Douglass, Chicago. 3 00 Avails of dried fruit collected by the children, near

Monticello, per Mrs Lotty Scarritt, Godfrey. 17 06 Wis.-Postmaster, Waupan,

10 E. K. Myers, Prairie du Sac..

2 00 Mo.-R. Webb, St. Louis........

1 00

POSTAQE ON THIS PAPER. BY the new law, the postage on single copies of the A.& G. is now six cents a quarter, payable in advance, in all parts of the United States.

A package of four copies, which weighs 4 ounces, sent to *one address is subject to no more postage than a single copy, according to Instruction 36, which Postmasters will please see.

From 3 to 8 copies, to one address, 12 cents a quarter.
From 9 to 12 do

do

18 do do and so on, at the rate of 6 cents a quarter for every 4 ounces or fraction thereof.

15

CHILDREN'S RESPONSES. Me.- Horatio, Ergens and Eliza Smith, Richmond

Center.... Conn. -Coll. by Laura J. Fuller, Columbia, N. Y.-Clara Patchin $1, a birthday gift, Gertrude

July 10th to July 25th, 1864.
Conn.-Middletown, a box containing two nice shawls,

hosiery, gloves and fancy articles from J. M. Colgate.
N. Y.-Lawrenceville, a package of clothing from Mrs

Lichtenthaler.
Newark Valley, a collar from Celia Bement.
Bedford, box containing quilt, dried fruit and stockings

knit by a little girl ten years old.
Mieh.--Battle Creek, box containing quilt, clothing, dried

fruit, &c. from the Guardian Society, with 100 garments
for children from the “Busy Bees," per Mrs Silas Cox.

Important Legacies have been lost to the Home through
informality. It is therefore earnestly requested of those who
design to benefit the Institution by giving it a place in their
last Will and Testament, that they would use the following:

FORM OF A BEQUEST.
I give and bequeath to the American Female Guardian
Society, incorporated by the Legislature of New York, in
the year 1849, the sum of $ to be applied for the Benefit
of the Home for the Friendless, or to oiher charitable uses
of said Society

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

Almas of the Am. Female Guardian Society.

1st. The Society aims to rescue from degradation, physl. eal and moral, the children of want, homelessness and sorrow, wherever found, who may be committed to the Society in accordance with its Charter, and after a suitable probation in their institution, to learn to what they are best adapted, &c., to secure for them permanent country homes in Christian families,

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

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

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

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

4th. To aid and encourage destitute American widows with small children, to avoid a separation as long as practi. cable, by furnishing apparel, bedding, etc., at discretion; securing remunerative employment as far as it may be obtained, and also to adinonish the unwary of the moral pitfalls that often abound in the pathway of the lowly.

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

A" The "Home," since it was established in 1847, has sheltered, red and clothed, temporarily, many thonsand children and ain'ts. It is sustained by charitable contributions, and is an acantly needing donations of money, clothing, provisions, &c.

In order to receive the paper at the lowest rate of postage, it is necessary to take them, not singly, but at least 4 copies; and so of clubs, they should be made up, if possible, of 8, 12, 16, 20 and so on.

As an inducement to those who now receive it singly, to make up a small club of four or eight, the Ex. Com. propose to put the subscription price for four copies, to one audress, at 75 cents a year, and for eight copies, in the same way at 60 cents a year.

Troele copies, and over, will be at the rate of 50c, a year. At offices where there are several single subscribers receiving it to their separate addresses, by their uniting togeth. er and having it in one package, to one address, it will mate rially reduce the postage on each.

** The postage must be paid in advance, either quarterly or yearly, at the office where received.

ÅR POSTMASTERS and others, desiring papers to be discontinued, will please send the name of the P. O. as well as of the subscriber.

The names cannot be put on papers taken in clubs, without subjecting each paper to full postage of 240 a year, and entailing a large additional expense on the publishers

4 05

AT Packages, not letters, should be marked:
HOME FOR THE FRIENDLESS,

29 E. 29TH ST.,
Cara

NEW YORK.
1. 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 list sent by mail, stating when and how the package
was forwarded.

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

NOTICE.
The carrier of this paper, Mr. JOHN E. LINE, is author-
ized to receive subscriptions to the ADVOCATE AND GUAB-
DIAN and also donations to the A. F. G. Soc. and Home for
the Friendless.

10c, their mother 165, Wayland.
Ohio.-Bennie Ladd, Richmond.
Emma, Cecilia, Willie, Morris and Sadie, with their

mother, Fremont... Wix.-Clara, Fond du Lac.. Iowa.- A little daughter of Mrs R. W. Holmes 1 50,

her grandmother 1 50, Iowa City. Children, Durant, per Mrs A. E. Keator..

2 75

STEREOSCOPIC VIEWS OF "HOME" SCENES. There have been prepared, in order to give our distant friends a more perfect idea of the institution in its details, a tries of twelve beautiful pictures, taken with Ile-like accuracy, by the well-known photographer, E. ANTHONY, embracing the following:

1. HOME FOR THE FRIENDLESS, 32 E. 30th St
2. CHILDREN'S DORMITORY.
3. NURSERY DORMITORY.
4. NURSERY CHILDREN.
5. SCHOOL CHILDREN AT PLAY.
6. HOME CHAPEL, 29 E. 2th St.
7. CHILDREN IN SCHOOL.
8. CHILDREN IN CHAPEL.
9. CHILDREN ON GALLERY-Anniversary.
10. CHILDREN AT DINNER-Thanksgiving.
11. PLAY GROUND SCENE.
12. ADVOCATE & GUARDIAN PRINTING OFFICE

Price, plain, 25c: cach, the whole set, 82.50; colored 350
each, 83.50 the set, sent by mail free of postage. STEREO
SCOPES (in which to view them,) from $1 to $5.
Profits entirely devoted to the “Home."
Address : Advocate and Guardian,

Care Mrs. Sarah A. Stone

Bor 4740 New York,

1 00

50
25

3 00
3 30

WIDOWS' FUND.
N. Y.Mrs Huldah Hall, Brookville...
Mrs S. B. Bowen, Frewsburg.

Will our friends, in sending on renewals of Clubs,
1 00 always state in whose name they were taken, during 1863
100 ! 10he omission to do so, causes much confusion on our books i

« EelmineJätka »