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MAP OF TITE UNITED STATES, About 6 feet square, with a large amount of valuable statistical and other information, based on the last Census, and the Counties, &c., distinctly designated Can be sent by express. Price, 98. Address, Advocate and Guardian Othce, 29 East 29th St.

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COMFORT IN SORROW. FATHER, it is Thy hand that holds this cup,

Bidding me drink the bitter draught again ; 'Tis Thy same love that bears my spirit up,

When it would droop in weariness and pain.

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Sometimes the clouds seem thick about my way,

Sometimes the billows o'er my spirit roll; O, then I think of Thee, my surest stay,

And beams of light break in upon my soul.

WONDERFUL CRADLE! Brown's PATENT BABY-TENDER, a vertical, noiseless and delightful SPRING-CRADLE, easily converted into a Bar by-jumper, Baby-borse, Baby-walker, High-chair, Springchair, 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, Gen. Agent of the A. F. G. S., 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 deny themselves one meal a day (if necessary) to procure it."

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

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

CLOTHING, PROVISIONS, &c., received from

August 25th to September 10th, 1864. B. I.-Hope Valley and Locustville, one half bbl. contain

ing six quilts and a package of children's clothing from

the ladies. N. Y.-Delhi, a quilt pieced by Willie and Ettie Frisbie

four and tive years old. Perry Center, a quilt from a friend. Scio, a quilt from Martha A. Saeidon. Binghamton, package of clothing from friends and bested

work from Mrs Fancher. Burlington Green, two toilet cushions from Mrs Wither

head. Lockport, Augusta Trowbridge, a feather flower. N. Y. City.-Basket of peaches from Alfred Edwards. Ohio.-Ashley, small package from Dorcas and Martha

Osborn, per Joseph Morris, Cardington.

Each cloud dissolves and gently floats away,

Each wave I find is but a shining crest; The morning dark has ushered in the day,

In Thee, my Father, I have found sweet rest. "Tis not one sudden sorrow, fierce and deep ;

"Tis not that grief which comes with crushing powerIt is not these which sometimes bid me weep,

But 'tis the lingering pain of every hour. Days, weeks and months have glided into years,

And still diseas. o'er this frail form holds sway; The beacon-light of hope grows dim with fears ;

A shadow seems to bover o'er my way. Father, one gift Thou hast in love denied,

• A precious boon my weary heart would seek; But if its absence draws me near Thy side,

I'll murmur not, but feel I'm strong when weak.

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 Wul 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 1819, the sum of $, to be applied for the Benefit of the Home for the Friendless, or to other 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 i: was his or her last Will and Testament.

HOME INSURANCE COMPANY

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I ask but this, my Father, grant it me:

Submission sweet to all Thy holy will; And that in paia and sorrow Thou wilt be

My Friend and Comfort, and my Helper still
Thus everything shall work for good to me,

And I sball bless the band that holds the rod;
And deeper, too, shall be my love for Thee,
For every pain, my Father and my God.

BLANCHE VERNON,

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS of DONATIONS to the

Home for the Friendless, from August 25th to

September 10th, 1864. $20 entities the Donor to a Life-membership, and a copy of the

A. & G. for life.)

POSTAGE ON THIS PAPEB. 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 wni please see.

From 5 to 8 copies, to one address, 12 cents a quarter.
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HOME. .
Mass.- Thankful F. Hawks, South Deerfield..........

N. F. G., Springfield.
Mrs A, E, and Miss Alice Cutier, Greenwich.
Conn.-Mrs E. Gridley, Hartford..

Miss Laura Elliot, Guilford.
N. Y.-Mrs Dr Maynard, Marathon.

D. F. Marvin, Andover....
H. M. Dixon, Smyrna.....
Mrs G. J. Tuthill, New Suffolk.
Mrs J. M. Lippincott, Shrewsbury
Mrs Harriet Slater, Evans.
Mrs John Barlow 500 and Mrs George Barlow 400,

Sing Sing...
Payment on Legacy of J. W. Moores, Moores, per

J. S. Shedden, Executor. N, Y. City, S. C. White... Pa.-S. School of the Ref. D. Ch., Athens, per G. A.

Perkins........ Mrs E. J. Carpenter, Erie.. Va.-James C. Bogan, Home Boy, Camp near Peters

burg A Soldier Friend, City Point... Ohio.-E. L. K., Smithfield..

1.-A Friend, Lodi.. Charlotte Baldwin, Trivoli. Minn.-Priend, Winona... lowa.-Frances S. Rouse, Grinnell... China.-Mrs Sarah Williams, Pekin, per W. H.

Taicott...........

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CHILDREN'S RESPONSES.

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NEW YORK.
OFFICE, No. 135 BROADWAY.
Cash Capital.......

.$2,000,000 00 Assets, Ist January, 1864..

.3,286,270 33 Liabilities..

.75,803 32 This Company insures against loss or damage by FIRE, and the risks of INLAND NAVIGATION and TRANS PORTATION, on favorable terms. Losses equitably adjusted and promptly paid.

CHAS. J. MARTIN, President.

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

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

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

Principals. A few pupils admitted as boarders.

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 address,
at 75 cents a year, and for eight copies, in the same way at
60 cents a year.

Twelve copies, and over, will be at the rate of 50C. & year.

At offices wbere there are several single subscribers receiving it to their separate addresses, by their uniting together and having it in one package,

to one address, it will materially reduce the postage on each.

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

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

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 series of twelve beautiful pictures, taken with life-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. 29th 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: each, the whole set, $2.50; colored, 35c.
each, $3.50 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 : Addocale and Guardian,

Care Mrs. Sarah A. Stone

Bor 4740. New York,

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

TO DONORS. --Small Packages, sent to the City by private band, 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.

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

Alms of the Am. Female Guardian Soclety.

1st. The Society aims to rescue from degradation, physl-
cal and moral, the children of want. homelessness and
sorrow, wherever found, who may be committed to the So-
ciety 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 reuch as many as possible of this same exposed
class of children, who, though prevented by surrounding
circumstances, from becoming Home beneficiaries as in-
males, 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, in-
struction 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 practicable, by furnishing apparel, bedding, etc., at cretion : securing remunerative employment as far as it may be obtained, and also to adiponish the unwary of the moral pitfalls that often abound in the pathway of the lowly.

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

The “ Home," since it was established in 1847, has sheltered, fed and clothed, temporarily, many thousand

children and adults. It is sustained by charitable contribuį tions, and is constantly needing donations of money, cloth

Ing, provisions, &c.

Kingsleys...

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

29 E. 29TH ST., Care

NEW YORK. A. Chapman, (Healey's Express, ) Pier 16, N. R. A list of articles, with donors' names and post-office address, 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.

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LIFE MEMBERS.
Conn.-Mrs Ellery Hills $8, Elizabeth Coolldge 67,

I Will our friends, in sending on renewals of Clubs always state in whose name they were taken, during 1863, The omission to do so, causes much confusion on our books,

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EXTRACTS FROM CORRESPONDENCE.

Since the war, our only sewing society is
Camp near Petersburg, Va., Sept. 5, 1864. the Aid Society, and we have not helped the
From one of our eighty brave Home boyr." Home as much as for erly, as much as
- Mrs. Penfield, I have often taken up my some of os have desired. May the time
pen to write to you, but before I could accom- speedily come when the most urgent call will
plish it, we would be on the move. I have not be that of sick and wounded soldiers in
passed through a great many hardships and our hospitals.

A. A, D.
seen a great deal of fighting since I last wrote
to you, but the kind Saviour has protected me

Dear Home friends, -Our Heavenly Father
from all harm. The regiment that I belong to

has kindly spared our precious little one to lost very severely in the battle on the 25th of complete his first year. To-day is his birthAugust. In the battle of Ream's Station we

day, and being desirous to cultivate in him a lost fourteen officers and four hundred and fif- spirit of practical benevolence, I will enclose ty men. Our colonel and all the field officers for him one dollar to aid the little needy ones were wounded. I came very near being taken

in your charge. That he may feel deep inter

est in and use his abilities and means for the
prisoner, but rather than gratify the rebels in
that way, I thought I would let my legs try

friendless and afflicted, if his life is spared, is

the earnest and sincere prayer of the
what they could do, notwithstanding the many
obstacles in the way. The shot and shell were

HAPPY MOTHER OF LITTLE WALTER.
flying in all directions too, and I did not know
but my legs would be carried away, for the

DiEd—Recently, in Nelson, Portage Co.,

Ohio, Miss Polly Hannahs, aged 62 years.
men were falling around me on every side.
You will find enclosed $5, one dollar for

In my far-off Western home, the news has
the Advocate to be continued for another

reached me that Miss Polly Hannahs is no

year, and the remainder for the benefit of the Home

She was a woman full of good works children. I expect soon to get pay from the

and alms-deeds; frugal in her personal expengovernment and I will try and do more.

ses, but always ready to help the needy; &

firm friend to the Female Guardian Society, Truly your friend, J. O. B.

always cheerfully doing more than her share
"A Pioneer Missionary.Dear Madam, -I taken the Advocate and Guardian from its

in filling a box for the Dorcas-room. She had
well remember the time when, years ago, you
made my father's house your stopping-place

commencement. Since the war began she has

been a most devoted and industrious member
on the occasion of a Semi-annual meeting. I
have from that time cherished a particular

of the Soldiers' Aid Society, in the village

where she had long resided. But her work
reverence for the noble work in which you

on earth is done, and we trust she has gone to
are and have been so long engaged. Your pa- | enjoy that rest which remaineth for the peo-
per is always welcome to our hearts and home, ple of God. The summons came suddenly,
and although circumstances forbid me from
contributing to the funds of the Society, yet my

being found dead in her house, without any
heart is with you. I was made a life-member

previous illness. “Blessed are those servants

whom the Lord, when he cometh, shall find of your Society by my mother, (now in heav

watching."

F. S. R.
en.) My husband has always labored as a
pioneer missionary on & scanty salary. He is

Grinnell, lova, August, 1864.
now in the army as a private.

of soil they have thriven in before transplantation. Husbands make large mistakes here. The lamb taken from the fold will sicken, if deprived of its natural food, although held in the arms, and loved never so fondly by the child. Thus the buoyant, bright girl becomes the quiet, sad, sometimes bitter woman from the withdrawal of circumstances which made her light-hearted, and gay. The husband wonders at the change, suspects she does not love as well as he, and perhaps is moody over 'it. But, alas! the real evil is unknown to either party. See to it that you make not shipwreck here. She had a name unsoiled before she became your wife. Let not the wearing of your name cause a blush of shame to mantle her cheek. Your wife has received attentions and happiness from others before she knew your love. Voices have been melted to sweetness before they addressed her. No pains have been spared to promote her pleasure, and enjoyment. Voluntarily, she has assumed the cares, pains, and responsibilities of life. Suffer them not to warp, corrode or vex her young heart; she will lean upon you. Disappoint not that confidence. Be wise that she may seek your judgment. Be tender and kind, that she may gladly run to you for sympathy. Be compassionate and forbearing, with her mistakes, that she never learn to hide a matter from you. Be careful of her need, and she will learn to rest in your loving thoughtfulness. Is there too much self-sacrifice in all this? Hear what the Lord saith: “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for it," again, “Let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself." Thus living, your peace, love, and joy, shall be as a river, broader and deeper, as you together journey toward the ocean of eternity.

more.

For the Advocate and Guardian,

TO YOUNG HUSBANDS.
Mrs. S. A. Stone,-Enclosed is five dollars
from Henry Buckley, Jr., the proceeds of

Young husband, your wife is very lovely; I
some potatoes raised for the benefit of your

do not wonder you are proud and fond of her; Institution. (His little sister, Laura S.,

that you are pleased to be the protector of any

one so bright and pure. But I do wonder if helped a little about planting, by dropping &

you ever thought how much she gave up, part of the seed.)

H. B. when she became your wife ? And whether you

understand the responsibilities which you asFrom a far Country.—The enclosed check,

sumed when you became her protector ? Perfor $25, is contributed by Mrs. Sarah Williams, haps you fancy that as she is so full of love for

you, she has resigned little and gained much ? wife of S. Wells Williams, LL. D., now Sec

You would not like to say so in words, for it
retary of Legation, residing at Pekin, China. sounds egotistieal, but “really if it was self-de-

Respectfally, W. H. T. nial to become my wife, why did she say that
Jersey City, Sept. 9, 1864.

momentous Yes P" Because she loved you and
expected much happiness in that love; see to

it that she is not disappointed. She has left
The "sheets" remembered. -Ever-dear friends her mother's loving, protecting arms and trust-
at the Home,- We have read the call in the ed yours—be worthy of that trust. Never let
Advocate for sheets to furnish those fifty bed- her look back regretfully to “when I was a
steads. We respond to the call, and herein girl.”. Mark what made her the sweet,
send you three dollars to purchase material gentle, girl that stole your heart away, and

treat her as she has been treated hitherto. for one pair of sheets. Mr. H. gave one dollar Gardeners in transplanting trees, and plants, and Mrs. P. fifty cents.

give them as nearly as they can, the same sort

For the Advocate and Guardian, HELP THE POOR.

BY ANDREW DOWNING,
"He that giveth to the poor lendeth to the Lord."
HELP the poor! ye who are favored

With a goodly share of wealth,
Who have known no years of sorrow,

Who have youthful strength and health ;
Help them in their deep distress,
And thy store will not be less.
Help the poor! they're all around thee;

Find them out and give them aid;
Give to them from thine abundance,

And thou'lt surely be repaid;
Be repaid with joy and peace,
And thy riches will increase.
Help the poor! the dreary winter

Brings to them new gutferings,
And they feel the frosty breezes-

Feel the tempest's icy wings
Creeping slyly in their homes,

Where no warmth or sunshine comes.
Help the poor! they need assistance-

Need more food and warmer clothes ;
Give to them, if but a little,

Much 'twill mitigate their woes;
And thou'st have a sure reward,

Lending thus unto the Lord.
Princeton, IN.

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MRS. SARAH A. STONE,

29 E. 29th Street,
Box 4740.

New York.
Letters designed for publication should be addressed to the
Elutress of the Advocate and Guardian, 29 E. 29th St., New
York. Box 4740.

Letters designed for the Board or Executive Committee, and Reports of Auxiliaries, address Corresponding Secrets ries, A. F. G. Soc., 29 E. 29th St., New York. Box 4740.

Advertisements. Only short ones are received-20c a llne

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EPITED BY MRS. SARAH R.I. BENNETT.

For the Advocate and Guardian.

Published, Semi-monthly, by the Executive Committee of the fondest love, never neglect to pray for their looking girl, with a certain quiet, subdued air AMERICAN FEMALE GUARDIAN SOCIETY, at the House safe return.

about her that attracted me; an interest not of Industry and Home for the Friendless, 29 E. 29thSt.

The labors and cares of another day are lessened, by the whispered words, “She is ended—its petty trials and vexations already wholly without friends, and I am seeking a

forgotten, its perplexities all laid aside. Now home for her." For Terms and Notices, see Last Pages.

is the hour of sweet, familiar intercourse, ere " Wholly without friends !" A young girl, we separate for the night's repose. Alas! how alone—a stranger in this great city. No home,

painfully do those vacant chairs remind us no place of shelter, no kindly, cheering words, TRUST.

of our broken circle ! We have lost the sweet no single, familiar face, no hope of finding

pleasure of expectation; no boys will come any-in all this crowded world. What can be I have learned in rohatsoever state I am therewith to be content."--Bible. home to-night; we need not sit op to admit a njore utterly desolate ?

There are many such late-comer, nor listen for the click of the night that pass us in the street, that sit beside us in SINCE Thou dost guide my lot, my Father, it is well,

For well Thou knowest my heart, and what I need, latch. The boys are far away to-night! the cars, that look into our faces every day, in
And patiently I wait to hear Thee teil -

On how
many, many households has a

vaid, for friends who may care for them. Whate'er Thy heavenly wisdom hath decreed.

darker shadow fallen, even the shadow of the If life, and friends, and earth's best joys be mine,

The young girl referred to, will find-bas I thank Thy bounteous love that I am blest ; grave. Their boys were yonng and brave and

found—a home, and to some extent, a pleasant Or, if my life be shadowed, I resign ardent as ours. They went—but never to re

and kind one; and already her face is brightMy all to Thee-Thou knowest what is best.

turn; or if they came back it was with pale, If friends prove false, if all I've trusted here

er, her heart lighter. Still, she is alone! Fails in my clinging grasp, and dust remains, still faces that felt not, and answered not the

She has not a friend in the world !” No Thou dogt permit it; with a filial fear

kisses so full of anguish, that 'mid bitter, parent, or brother, or sister, not one tie of reI claim Thy love, blest healing for all pains.

blinding tears, were pressed on those cold lips lationship, not one to whom she can iinpart Thou canst not err—Thou, who hast made all worlds, Thou, my Creator, Thou, my Sorereigu Friend; and brows.

the glad intelligence, that she has shelter and Be the blest banner of Thy cross unfurled

It inay be that innprisonment, worse than

care, and the hope of independent support. O'er every clime, till time itself shall end.

death, is wearing out those young lives in True, the future is hopeful; friends may be
scenes whose loathsome horrors we shrink
from contemplating. Ah! those tenderly few years, and she may be the centre of a

won, ties of relationship may be formed. A
reared boys, was it for such a doom that they little world of her own. There is hope for the
NO BOYS AT HOME.
were watched over and preserved through in-

young-certain hope in her case. Why? BY KATE OAMERON. fancy and childhood ? Heaven alone knows

How is it that she was guided and befriended, No boys at home! How still it seeins, how the magnitude of the sacrifice thousands have

when so many make shipwreck of the very strangely quiet! No loud, quick step on laid on their country's altar, and will not suffer

image of God upon them? It is simply told : the walk at meal-time; no merry whistle, no it to be in vain! Oh! God pity all these des

The kind friend who met her, heard her story, ringing laugh, no gleeful song. No disarrang- olate hearth-stones, and send consolation even

befriended, and found t'iis home for her-first ing of books and papers, no shouting in the into these darkened Ramahs, whence ascends

took her to her own. Having occasion to enhall, or lively tread upon the stairs. There is the voice of lamentation and weeping, and

ter the room assignei her for the night, she nothing now to shock your sense of propriety, great mourning; Rachel weeping for her chil

found the poor girl kneeling by her bed in Do need of saying, “ Hush! don't make so

dren and will not be comforted because they prayer. Alone, in the wide world yet with much noise." That wild exuberance of spirit, are not !

the great God close to her, she sought His help would you check it now?

and guidance. Did ever any seek in vain ? In what a monotonous way the days steal

For the Advocate and Guardian.

But how many of the friendless and homeon, oniy varied by the coming or going of let- WHENSOEVER YE WILL, YE MAY DO THEM less girls, that come into this great Babylon, ters--these bright links that still keep the

GOOD."

know anything of God—or knowing, seek His chain of household love strong and warm. VISITING at the “Home,” yesterday, I guidance ? Desolation or want has found them We call thein our absent ones, and yet every observed among the many that came and went, in their country homes. The liope of employhour are they present with us; we never for- a lady enter, in company with a young girl, of ment, the excitement of change, or perhaps, Het them, never cease to yearn for them with perhaps sixteen. She was a bright, pleasant- the allurements held out by Satan's own chil.

EFFIE JOHNSON,

For the Advocate and Guardian.

it so.

dren—whom the father of lies might refuse assistance to her. She eagerly and warmly thought would interest his care for her, I left, to own as his—has brought them here. What thanked me. Taking my offered arin, I held promising to call in the morning. Early as will become of them? who will care for them? out my hand for the bag-she gave it. Where possible, I went to see her. The waiter took God would not have it so; He did not mean do you wish to stop? I asked. She mentioned me directly to her room, and without knock

Hotel, I knew that only gentlemen ing, threw wide open the door. She was “He setteth the solitary in families.” How

put up at that house, and told her so. sitting in a most dejected attitude, her head repeatedly and touchingly He gave to His

Are you not mistaken ?' she said. "My bent upon her hand, the tears raining down Israel the charge, “Consider the heart of the

brother wrote to me to stop there, and just upon the open Bible before her. She had not stranger, for ye were strangers in the land of how to find it.' So you will meet your heard us. Closing the door gently, I waited Egypt." Who of His children heed the

brother? ‘No sir ; he is in California. I am till she answered my knock. “Oh, sir,' she charge? His children? rather, how many of going to him. But you have friends here? exclaimed, 'I am so glad you have come. I His professed followers care for this—think of · Not any; I was never from home before.' feared you would forget me, and now,

it is a it-would not consider it an impertinence if it (You clearly ought not to be so, now, I new trouble; they tell me, the steamer will were asked or expected of them? Well may

thought; it is a queer story, but she seems a not sail for a week, and how can I stay here ?' the scoffers at religion say, “ Where are the

nice girl.) My dear child, I said, New York is “I thought a moment I knew a good, kind, fruits of your boasted piety? in what are you

a very wicked city. No woman ought to be motherly woman in the city, a warm friend of better than others ?" For this is peculiarly

in its streets alone, after dark, and here you mine. I would see if she could stay with her. the Christian's work; not solely, for it ap

are, at twelve o'clock at night, going to a .So bidding the poor gir) cheer up and have peals to every humane and benevolent heart,

public house, with which you seem unac- her bag ready by my return, (there was no and there are some, thank God! who hear and quainted, while you accept my assistance and

appearance that she had changed her dress, or heed it; but must the whole work be theirs ?

give up your property to me, a perfect strap- rested at all that night.) I went on my errand. What right has any one to withhold altogether ger, without hesitation! Don't you see, you

The good woman received me with the old of what God has so richly given them?

are quite unfit to journey so far alone? How cordial greeting, I was not half through my There is yet another class to whom a little

could your friends at home let you do so? story when she interrupted me with, 'Bring kindly assistance and advice, that cost nothing,

She did not speak for a moment, then she said, the dear child here, let ber stay with me? To might be given, as a simple Christian duty.

in a shaking voice, “How could we help it, be sure I will, how stupid to leave her there, A single fact will illustrate what I mean.

sir? We did not know—my mother and I go right back and bring her.' I did not wait

that it would be night when we got here. I for another bidding, and the warm, motherly A few years since, a clergyman, well known

thought you seemed like a good man, sir. I greeting that received the poor girl brought in all our churches, while on a visit to New

saw you look at me very kindly, often, to-day, wonder and gladness to her pale face. England, stopped at my father's house. One

and I wished you would speak to me; you “I could not stay in New York, but I promday, in the table-talk, he gave us this little in- don't seem quite like a stranger.

I have been cident by the way.

ised to return before the steamer sailed and As nearly as I can recall

praying, ever since it grew dark, that God them, I will use his own words.

when, a week after, I shook her hand at partwould keep and guide me safely, and I think

ing, it was as if I bade good-by to my own “When I took the cars at Cleveland, in the He will do it.' Rest assured He will, my dear

daughter. She clung to me as a child might. early morning train, I observed a young girl,

child. I am His servant, a minister of His. What can I say,' she sobbed, 'how can I of perhaps seventeen or so, of very pleasing You may trust me with so much of what con

thank you. I have no words to tell you how appearance, seated just before me. There cerns you, as you would like to tell. May I

grateful I feel ; what should I have done but were many people in the car, but I saw that ask, where is your home?

In Chicago.' for yon!' no one noticed or spoke to her ; she seemed to

to be alone. My interest increased as the day California, alone? 'Yes, sir.' How could

wish another to do for my daughter, and as wore on, and I observed that at none of the your mother let you undertake such a journey?

she must, as she had opportunity, befriend way-stations, or at any time through the day, 'She thought one of us must go. There are others in need. I gave her my address and did she once leave her seat. Once, I offered only three of us, sir—my mother, my brother

took hers. She promised to write at the end her some refreshment, but she declined it, and I. All our dependence is upon this bro

of her journey and I know she will." politely, but in a way that made me think any ther; he is ill—we fear it is consumption; he

Of all the passengers on that day's journey, attempt to converse with her might be intru- wants us to go to him, and he wrote just how

only this man cared for this friendless girl, and sive. She had with her, a large carpet-bag, to go, and where to stop. It was the way he

yet what one of them all, but would give far that she held tightly all the time. As it grew went himself. My mother could not go, but

more than the time and trouble it cost to sedark, she seemed more pensive and sad. she thought I ought. We could not learn of

cure the rich blessing of that one grateful Roused often from sleep by the conductor, I any one going-we tried, and we waited, but

beart. could see by the glimmer of the lamps that the mother thought it would not do to wait longer,

In the bour of our mortal need, when “sad poor girl's face looked troubled and anxious, and miss another steamer; it will sail to-mor

images of the shroud and pall and the narrow and sometimes, was wet with tears. It was We thought it would be but one night

house make us to shudder and grow sick at midnight when we got into New York, and I here.' And now, I said, I want you to dis

heart,” shall memories of the good we might lingered, while the passengers left the cars, as miss all thought and care about it. I will not

have done, the victims we might have saved. my fair friend seemed to do, for I was resolved leave New York till I see you safe on your

crowd around and affright the soul, and we to see what became of her, though surely, I way.

hear the voice that must one day be heard, thought, some one will meet her here; but “Arrived at -House, I found it was

asking of each, as they pass before us, hugging her carpet-bag, she passed out before as I thought-a gentlemen's hotel. What will

"Seest thou this woman?” me, and walked hurriedly, but quietly, through you do now? I asked her. 'I don't know, the crowd of passengers and hackmen, and had sir; what shall I do?' I was intending to passed into Chambers St., when I thought it make but a day's stay in the city, with a

A STATE is glorious just in proportion as her citizens are time to speak. Accosting her in a way I friend's family, and did not feel quite at liberty educated, honest, and qualified, if need be, to fill responsible thought least likely to startle her, I told her I to take her there; but I was somewhat ac

positions with distinguished honor and usefulness. And

whether her citizens shall bear such a high character de had been her fellow passenger through the quainted with the landlord of the next house, pends altogether on the kind of training they receive in

their early years, not the least part of which is that given day, and seeing she was alone, I might be of and we went there. Telling him so much as I

them in the school.- Educutional Monthly.

row.

ETHEL,

For the Advocate and Guardian.

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thither, but believing and seeing by faith, is sense, a want of spiritual perception and an JANE'S SOLILOQUY.

warmth and comfort and shelter. It is coming utter self-ignorance, so that the individual not in out of the storms of life, to glad arms and

seeing himself as others see him, is quite un" ENDURE As seeing Him who is invisible." gentle encouragement. Why does not every

conscious that he has annoying faults, which, ENDURE! why, I have everything to endure. one try it? David said, “I have set the Lord

for the comfort of those around him should be Was anybody's fate ever as hard as mine? I always before my face." Why should we go corrected.

His self-love whispers that he is like often to sit down and sum up my sorrows,

mourning all our days, with Jesus afar off, right enough-certainly as good as other peoand get a sort of relief in hugging my grief. saying when questioned on experience, “I

ple—and if there is any repellancy, the cause I often wonder why I have so little happiness

don't know, I can hardly hope, I am not as is on your side and not on his. It is not that in the religion I have professed so many years when the candle of the Lord shone brightly in he is particularly offensive, but you do not esfor I have thought thet verse,

" Whom He

my dwelling." Such, worship afar off, the teem him as you ought, nor treat him as you loveth He chasteneth," was pecaliarly applica- blood of Christ can bring all of us near to Him. ought, nor bestow upon him the polite attenble to my case. No! Endurance is not al

Let us creep beneath the shadow of Ais wings, tions that he expects, nor yield the deference ways a virtue," is a maxim of mine. When

forget ourselves, live for others' welfare and to his opinions which they deserve. And in one has a fretful, sickly, unlucky husband and

happiness and all doubts and clouds will flee. this blind, unconscious condition of the offen& house full of children to work for, cook for,

der, what is to be done? contrive for, how can they always forbear ?

He ought to be told of his faults? Who And yet, let me look further, “Endure as

shall tell him? It is not a very gracious task seeing Him who is invisible.” Is it possible

to tell even your dearest friend of his failings.

DISAGREEABLE PEOPLE. that I could gain strength and companionship

Though he wishes to know them for his own by taking Him as my constant Friend, in my

DISAGREEABLE people—who has not seen

improvement—though he solicits you in all kitchen, in my chamber, in my walks, in all I them? Wherever we go we come in contact

tidelity to tell him what you think of him, and do. At any rate I will try it, not merely with them. Proud people, affected people,

how he appears to you and to others, still it is praying to an invisible personage in

my
cham-
conceited people, touchy people, selfish and

painful to apply the knife and lay open the ber, I will try to see Him everywhere. But mean people, harsh and angular people, ill

diseased spot. How inuch more unpleasant how this will rule my conduct. How careful mannered people, untidy people. The world

then is it to give, uninvited, to a neighbor or I must be, not merely in outward act, but inis full of such. All mixed up are they with

acquaintance your opinion of his character; ward thought. How I must look at motives, society, growing, as weeds will grow, if per

to unveil his obliquities and infirmities to his to see that no deception or hypocrisy is there.

mitted, in a rich flower-bed in June. The * I have tried it, I used to think, flowers are very sweet and pretty, but they

And we are not required to do this. If one if I only could sit at His feet and tell His sym- are far less pleasant for their proximity to the

has really injured us, it is our duty to go to pathizing heart everything, how it would re- ill-smelling weeds around them; and indeed

him in the spirit of kindness and tell him his lieve my burden, tell Him of my failing

fault between himn and us alone. But we are among the pig-weed and chick-weed, and ragstrength and yet added burdens, of all the little weed and smart-weed, one often feels inclined

nowhere instructed to take upon ourselves the trials and privations that small means bring in to pass the flowers by, it is so troublesome to

correcting of the numerous petty failings, and their train, of the disappointments of the year, get at them. Just so, we have seen persons

unpleasant personalities which we daily see in but since this new feeling and determination

those around us. shrink from society, failing to onjoy the choice

We should have abundant came into my heart, I will place my Saviour spirits therein, because they are so mingled occupation in such a task. And meanwhile, in every room in the house, and I will always with those that are peculiar and disagreeable.

we may venture to ask, Who will correct ours ? find Him by the eye of faith, as a sweet con- How came these individuals so disagreeable. For have we not all, as we have before sugsoler always appeal to Him in every tempta- It is their nature, you say. That is true gested, faults-of manner, of disposition, of tion to fret, or worry over small trials, and doubtless, but not the whole cause of the diffi- character? Are we perfect, that we should trust His grace to enable me to bear large culty. Take, for instance your own nature. criticise others so mercilessly, or be disgristed Now I cling to Him as I used to cling Supposing you had been left to grow up with

with those who do not come up to our standto my mother before God took ber. He seems

out care, your heart unweeded like the flower- ard of refinement, or offended with such as to whisper“Courage, Jane, your lot seems bed, would you have come to be an agreeable

have real and serious faults? Is our charachard, but brighten up your mercies, forget all

person? Be honest with yourself. With all ter more symmetrical, our life more harmothe sorrows, think only of the joys."

the advantages of culture you have had, are nious, than that of our associates? Have we Then, I try to compare my condition with there not still radical defects in your charac- not many imperfections? Have we not disathat of many of my acquaintances. True Mrs. ter and spirit, which are distasteful to some greeable habits? Do we not manifest tempers, Chase lives in a fine house with a delightful one? I am afraid it is so, you hesitatingly express sentiments, give utterance to feelings, garden and fruit and Aowers in plenty, but say. Then can you not see just what is the quite as obnoxious as those of which we comthen, her husband drinks and gambles. How matter with many a one who is particularly plain? What, then, is to be done with us? pale and thin she looks among her treasures. repulsive to you? They have had no training, Are we to be frowned upon, avoided, censured, Then all my children are healthy, and the or perchance a sadly misguided edncation. despised ? What are we to do in our dilemma? butcher's bills are easier to pay than the doc- This is not their own fault. It is their misfor- There is but one way to get along in this tor. To be sure I have a weak and failing tune. They are the sad victims of parental ig- / world, where all are alike, if not equally, imframe, but then, I have a good hope of heaven norance or mistake, or perhaps culpable peg- perfect. We must cast the beam out of our at last, I feel this wonderful companionship all lect. Or they may have been orphans, left to own eyes, before we undertake to remove the the time with my Saviour. Many a rich friend an unloved and untended childhood. Are they mote from our brother's. And if we wait to has said with tears and earnestness that called then to be blamed as much as pitied for their do this it will be a long time, and we shall forth my wonder, “How I wish I could ex- disagreeableness ?

have ample exercise for patience with les disachange my hope for yours. Oh! how I wish But you say, they are old enough to correct greeables around us, before we shall feel preI could feel as you do."

'. So I have lost iny doubts by ever seeing that

, but then they do not see them. The Then again we must consider our brother Jesus in my path. Doubting is a long, dreary very lack of early training of which we when tempted, lest we fall into the same moor, the bleak wind drives one hither and have spoken pre-supposes an obtuse moral temptation; and this will keep us so watchful

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