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houses be broken up ?" I asked, “and the from his power, but he guarded her too volumes, simple, trathful and highly useful as

stimulants to well-doing.
children be placed under suitable guardians ?" closely, and compelled her to yield to vile
“I'll tell you just how it is. These houses companionship. Weary of life, at last she

Fiftieth Annual Report of the American are sustained by political influences," was committed suicide.

Tract Society, presented at Boston, May, 1864. the response.

These facts we have narrated teach bitter A document of 192 pages, containing a his

tory of the Society during the last half-century, Oh, they are ! Then that accounts for lessons, which we hope will prompt to the

addresses delivered at the Fiftieth Anniversary, the notorious corruption of our political effort to place those in power who will not and the proceedings at the Jubilee breakfast affairs. No wonder our social fabric totters, connive at such evil practices, but have

of the Society,

The vast amount of good manifestly accomresting on such an insecure foundation, and principle, foresight, and humanity enough to

plished by this Association and the wide field with such rötten timbers in it. No wonder aid by every possible means those who are inviting its well-directed efforts, will interest thieves, assassins, and traitors infest the city ; striving to rescue the little ones whom Jesus that “judgment is turned away backward and bade us not to hinder from coming to Him.

The American Missionary. An excellent justice standeth afar off.” Will not the con- Surely Homes and asylums are pleasanter Periodical, published by the American Misscientious voter look into these things? It places than hospitals and almshouses whither sionary Association. may cost him much heart-ache, but is not all the wrecks of humanity drift.

It is specially rich in its list of articles.

We cordially wish it a place in every housethis the cross the high-minded citizen should

hold. An editorial in the last number, on willingly bear for the sake of the welfare of

Our danger and our duty” closes with the

following paragraph : the community, and for Christ's sake who

“Peace in righteousness! Let us pray for "pleased not Himself ?" Lest the police

such a peace, for none other will be beneficial should get more than their share of the A Soldier of the Cumberland; Memoir of

or enduring. With such a peace onr prosper, blame for this reprehensible state of things, Mead Holmes, Jr., Sergeant of Co. K, 218t ity, secular and spiritual, is secured, for God we copy again from the Report alluded to : Regiment, Wis. Volunteers. By his Father,

will be its author and sustainer. Then With an introduction, by John S. HART, "He whose car the winds are, and the clouds “ Establishments now abound in Broadway LL. D. Pra Christo, pro Patria, Boston:

The dust that waits upon His sultry march,

When sin hath moved Him and His wrath is hot, and the adjacent streets, as bad or worse than

Am. Tract Society. New York: J. G. Shall visit earth in mercy; shall descend

Propitious in His chariot paved with love; those described by the terms of the law. The

And what His storms have blasted and defaced The subject of this narrative early consecra- For man's revolt, shall with a smile repair.'” attractions of these establishments are dram

ted his powers to Christ's service, and in 1861, drinking and prostitution. The poliee have at the age of twenty, proved himself an efficient

A GREENBAOK WELL INVESTED. -À year ago no power over them. Those that have li superintendent of the large Sabbath-school, connected with the church of which his father

several journals united in recommending their censes: to sell liquor are protected in the busi

readers to invest a Dollar “Greenback” in was pastor. The state of his health deterred ness, notwithstanding it is carried on as an hinn from entering the army as soon as his

securing that very excellent Journal for the

HOUSEHOLD, (including the Little Ones) adjunct to very low and very public prostitu patriotism prompted, but at last, he was ac, cepted by the surgeon, and for a few months

for the GARDEN, and for the FARM, called tion. Those who sell without license cannot faithfully, heroically performed the duties of

the American Agriculturist, ORANGE JUDD, be arrested without warrants, which are not his new and toilsome life, for his loved coun.

publisher, 41 Park Row, New York. Many easily obtained from magistrates, frequently completed one act of kindness for a fellow

. April 12th, 1863, having just

persons were thus led to subscribe, and we be

lieve all who did so have been much more elected by the votes and influences of the soldier, and now performing another, singing,

than satisfied, They have received the 230 offenders. Reporting those cases to the

Sunny Side," and stepping to the camp-fire,

Annual Volume of the Agriculturist, wbieh is Board of Excise produces no valuable results, ere the song had died upon his lips, “he was

full of good things, useful, practical and enternot, for God took him."

taining, and just now the Publisher is sending as years of experience and thousands of un

Those who, during the last three years, have

out to each of his subscribers applying, a availing reports have proved.” bade loved ones Good-by, and God bless

present of a plant of one of the most remarka

ble Strawberries that have ever been brought But what shall we say of parents who you,” as they went forth to battle for their

out. These plants, when sold by the only make their children lead a dissolute life? country's life and honor, will find the tears often falling in the perusal of this book, as

other person having them, go readily at 75 “Parents bave a right to do as they please they recall similar scenes through which they,

cents each. So the Greenback invested last with their children.” Always ? too, have passed. But those tears will not

year has certainly paid well. Let others go

and do likewise. Notwithstanding the present A father placed his two young motherless quench the fires of patriotism in their souls. No! rather will men gird themselves anew to

advance in cost, the Publisher still offers to girls, both under fifteen years of age, in the complete the work such noble leaders began.

take subscribers at $1 a year. house of a strange woman,” receiving

Paths of the Lord. weekly the wages of their disgrace. One was

By Rev. WM. REID.
Published as above.

EXTRACTS FROM VISITOR'S REPORT. soon in the Island Hospital, diseased and A book for the Sabbath and the closet, at, WERE asked to visit Mrs. H. She has conwretched, and the other was recently res, tractive, instructive, practical.

sumption and does not expect to live long, but cued through her agency.

is sweetly trusting in Jesus. Her husband has How to be a Hero, and, The Missing Boat. been in the army two years without a furlough If the unnatural parent has no pity on his Same publishers.

but is hoping to come home soon.

Her only offspring, shall the community have none ?

Two well-written narratives, adapted to the companion and nurse is her dear little girl, Ig murder, by inches, less deserving of pun- will read then with pleasure and profit. Sabbath-school or family library. The children eight years old. A friend comes in mornings

and evenings and helps her dress and undress ishment than outright murder?

and puts her room in order. She says soineA man in St., urged his daughter, John Freeman and his family. By Mrs. H. times at night, when oppressed for breath, she E. Brown. Same publishers.

thinks what if she should die there all alone. an only child and motherless, to earn money A book for the Freedmen, over which many Then she thinks “ I'm not alone, Christ is here, by a life of infamy. Loathing the idea, she of the contrabands will doubtless weep, thank is with me," and it calms her fears. What a strove in every honest way she could devise, God and take courage. The rescue of many of precious faith is that of the Christian.

these poor people, with incidents of escape, Mrs. H. draws eight dollars a month reliefto gain enoug! to satisfy her father's covet

new views, advantages and purposes, will ousness, but all in vain. She tried to escape

money, pays five for rent. Says her husband furnish abundant topics for a series of similar is good about sending money when he bas it,

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has not been paid since March. We wish some home, she was learning so fast, and was so battle with the storms of life. She had, by plan could be adopted for our soldiers to visit much attached to her teachers. The religious her own exertions, been enabled to support their homes oftener, for the sake of their faminstruction she received was highly prized.

her four children. ilies. Mrs. H's. case was reported at the Home In regard to her husband she was hoping to

As we turned from this tale of sorrow, with and friends enlisted in her behalf.

see him soon, as liis captain had promised to do Called at Mr. E.'s. He has been suffering what he could to get him a furlough. He has

our hearts saddened, and commended the lone much the last two months with a badly pois- been in the army near New Orleans, until a widow to Him who has promised to be the oned and much inflamed hand and arm, so few weeks ago, when his regiment was ordered widow's God and the Father of the fatherless, that he has been unable to earn anything. to Harper's Ferry, where it was last week. It His wife takes in washing, and their daughter,

our eyes fell upon the sad, sad face of a woman was on our lips to tell her of the glorious vicwho has a babe three weeks old, helps what

in middle life. She had been deserted by him tory near there, of which the morning papers she can. This daughter's husband was killed had brought us glad tidings, but the thought

who had vowed at the altar to protect and before Petersburg in July when so many col- that possibly the one she most longed to see guard her. She came to us with her two chilored troops were slain, Mr. E. has a son also

had fallen in the stern conflict forbade. We dren ; she had succeeded in procuring a situain & colored regiment near New Orleans. could not be the means of bringing fear and

tion as domestic, where she could keep one of (This son has since died.) Their request for agonizing suspense to her heart, in her state of temporary aid was granted.

her children with her; the boy she wished to weakness. Mrs. (. sent a note, asking to be visited. Called on the

leave with us. family, mother and

He was received. Her husband enlisted last March in Hancock's daughter were sewing as fast as their needles A young English girl applied for a situation Division of the army, and has been wounded could fly, on canton flannel drawers, for mak- as domestic. She represented herself as being twice, once in the side and once in the hand. ing which they were to receive six cents apiece. entirely friendless. One of the ladies became Has received no pay yet. She has four chil- A younger daughter was tending a neighbor's

so much interested in her case, that she took dren and draws twelve dollars per month re- babe, for which service she receives a dollar a lief-money, seven of which goes to the land- week. There are six in the family, and the

her in her family. The girl, however, proved lord for rent. Has thus far taken in washing mother said they had been starving themselves herself unworthy of her confidence. May we to add to this small income, but is not able in order to have the rent ready in due season not hope that some good seed may have been now to do much. Would be very thankful for for their rough landlord. He has a saloon on the sown in those few days that may spring up and anything the ladies could do for her till she first floor of the house, and had occasional ca- bear fruit ? gets well and strong again. rousals with boon companions which left him in

Other cases of interest came under our noCalled on Mrs.

old woman, who very cross and exacting moods. This morning fell and broke her hip three years ago, since he was making all in the house uncomfortable

tice, all having some sad story to tell. Oh! which time she has been confined to her bed. by his words and ways.

how it depresses our hearts to listen to these The days and nights are long to her, and she

Visited the E.s again. Mrs. E., who was poor, afflicted ones and feel we can do so little says the thought of God is her only comfort brought up in Dr. W.'s family in Middletown, for them. In some cases the marks of vico are and rest. 'Tis hard to be poor and sick too, to

would like it, if some kind family would take feel that one is a burden when she longs to her bright boy, uine years old, and keep him

stamped on their countenances, but as we be a help. Have since obtained situation till he's twenty-one. She remembers with

look at them, the thought suggests itself to our for one of the girls in the family on which she gratitude those who so kindly instructed her hearts, may they not be reclaimed? We reis dependent.

when young and treated her so considerately, member the words of our blessed Saviour, “Go Called on Mi's, B. Her girl has gone to a

that she didn't know but that she was white. and sin no more." We left the Home with a good place in the country, and her son has got She says her son, the drummer-boy, who reback his place as errand-boy, both of which cently died at Port Jackson, La., joined the

prayer ascending to our Heavenly Father for circumstances are a great help to her. Two army because white boys on the street used to

these poor, afflicted ones. of her younger children attend one of the taunt hiin for having gone to Blackwell's Is- Wednesday, Sept. 7th. A woman, who was Home Industrial schools.

land during the riot, telling him if he'd been highly recommended, brought a little boy, the Visited Mrs. Found the family a pleasant,

here they would have hung him. Is the spirit child of a deceased sister. The mother of the but apparently discouraged one. Perlaps this

of persecution dead yet? arose from the fact of their having seen better

During the past two weeks several of the

boy was a Christian and had dedicated the days. The mother was almost sick froin conchildren of sorrow visited have been provided

child to God. We were very much pleased stant anxiety in regard to a inember of her with pleasant country homes.

and edified by the conversation of this humble family from whom she has not heard for

Christian, while she, with tears, gave the dear months, and she has not yet learned to go and

boy to our keeping, at the same time telling tell Jesus all her troubles, and so find rest to


us that nothing but necessity could possibly her soul. We noticed several copies of ob

Soarcely had your committee entered upon induce her to do it. She is in delicate health jectionable romances strewed around among the their duties for the present month, when we

The other scattered articles in the rooms, and where

and scarcely able to care for herself. such furnish the principal reading, we cannot

were called upon to listen to a tale of woe from child was received. expect to find solidity of character. We shall a poor widow. During her husband's sickness A woman brought a babe one year old, endeavor to see if we cannot help them out of she had managed, by dint of great exertion, to wishing to leave it temporarily. We listened their wretched discouraged life, by one means keep her family of three children together and to her story. Her husband had deserted her and another; we have already found employ

to keep starvation from the door. Her hus- some months since, she had tried to support ment for one of the family. An honest, industrious colored woman who helpless little family with renewed energy; she

band was taken from her, she turned to her hier little one and keep it with her, but had with her daughter's aid, has managed to get

found it impossible to do so.

She was very along without asking for charity, though at procured employment at sewing “fur robes." reluctant to leave it, but yet what could she times sorely pinched by poverty, and aided by Her health failed, she is a victim to that most do? The child was received. those who found thein sadly destitute, came insidious disease, consumption. The flame of A woman, with bright, animated face, came last night to ask for a little help. Her daughter life is fast being extinguished and these dear from Kingston, Canada, with a babe only six had been sick for some days, and there were two helpless ones dependent on her, one an

little ones will soon be orphans. May He who weeks old, had exhausted her means in getting idiot and this daughter. She was cheerfully

has promised to be the orphan's Friend, pro- here, thought she might find a home here with aided, and appeared very grateful. tect and guard this afflicted family.

her child, where she could earn her meat, as Called again on Mrs. H. She was somewhat her case into the hands of the visitor.

she termed it. We advised her to go to the better than when we last saw her. The cherry

Friday, Sept. 2d. On arriving at the Home Child's Nursery as the best place for one in pectoral, dried fruit and brandy peaches, friends

this morning, the first case presented was that her situation. She, not wishing to give her had kindly furnislied her, seem to have increased her strength. Her little girl was away

of a poor woman. She, too, bad been deprived child up, we could do no more for her. at one of the Horne schools near by. The of her earthly protector, death had seized him A very intelligent woman

came to the mother said she couldn't bear to keep her at for his prey, and the poor widow was left to Home on Saturday night with a babe three

We gavo

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Dll. --Contents of the children's charity box, per Mrs

Paine, Galva.....
Arthur and Carol, Godfrey
Mich.- Julia 80c and Louie Seeley 600, a dime for
each birthday, their mother 60c, Three Rivers......

N. Y.-A Friend, Rome.............
Ohio.-Eliza Flagg, Toledo.
Mrs S. D. Niece, Kinsman, per J. H. Woodman......


1 00

50 3 00


D. C.-A Friend, to apply on L. M., Washington....... 20 00

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MR. ANGELL, Gen. Agent of the A. F. G. S., after using it his fainily 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."

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

weeks old. During her sickness she bad been at Bellevue Hospital. She was dismissed on Saturday, and having no friends, was directed to the Home. She related her very interesting story thus. She was born in Chicago, was left an orphan at an early age, found friends who cared for and educated her. , At 19 she became acquainted with a young physician of very promising prospects ; was married at 20, resided one year in Chicago. Her husband was then induced to try his fortunes in California, whither they went, and suco ded well until the husband was attacked with fever; a protracted illness followed, expenses accumulated, and when the young wife was called upon to give up her greatest earthly treasure and lay her dear one in the silent tomb, she found herself with one child and very limited means in a land of strangers. She immediately turned her face homeward, arrived in this city in April last, was taken sick, and obliged to use wh means she had. During her sickness a lady became interested in her and adopted her child. When she recovered, wish. ing to be near her child, concluded to stay in the city. She procured sewing and supported herself very comfortably until taken sick again. Was obliged to go to the hospital and thence came to us entirely destitute; had been an inmate of the Home but a few days when her babe was taken from her by death, She has found home where she can make herself useful.

CLOTHING, PROVISIONS, &c., received from

September 10th to September 25th, 1864.
Vt.-Cambridge, a collar from Mrs M. O. Turner.
Conn.--2 pr. pants, bonaets, patchwork and baby-flannel

from Mrs Kinney.
N. Y.Sand Lake, Bedquilt from Miss Josie Arnold.
Rensselaerville, package of clothing from Mrs Clifford

Stephentown, small package.
Middletown, bed, bedding, wearing apparel &c., of the

late Miss Mary Ann Wheeler.
Theresa, five pairs of hose from friends, per Miss E.

N. J.-Long Hill, package of clothing from Mrs P. D

Mich.-Spring Arbor, package of clothing and paper of

cranberries from E. J. Bradford, with patchwork for

bed quilt and stockings from Sewing Society. Unknown.-A package of children's clothing, including

1 1-2 doz. woolen and cotton stockings marked T.


REV. ISAAC FERRIS, D. D., LL. D., President,

Principals, A few pupils admitted as boarders.

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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:

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 it was his or her last Will
and Testament.


There have been prepared, in order to give our distant friends a more perfect idea of the institution in its drtails, a series of twelve beautiful pictures, taken with life-like accuracy, by the well-known photographer, E. ANTHONY, embracing the following :

6. HOME CHAPEL, 29 E. 29th St.,
10. CHILDREN AT DINNER-Thanksgiving.

Price, plain, 25c: each, the whole set, $2.50; colored, 350.
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 : Advocate and Guardian,

Care Mrs. Sarah A Stone

Bor 4740 New York.

Concluded in our next.

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Home for the Friendless, from September 10th to

September 25th, 1864.

By the new law, the postage on single copies of the A. &

G. is now six cents a quarter, payable in advance, in all $20 entitles the Donor to a Life-membership, and a copy of the

parts of the United States.

A package of four copies, which weighs 4 ounces, sent to
A. & G. for use.)

*one address is subject to no more postage than a single

copy, according to Instruction 36, which Postmasters will • HOME.

please see.

From 5 to 8 copies, to one address, 12 cents a quarter.
Vt.-Mrs Rice and Mrs A. Fitch $ each, Mrs A.

From 9 to 12 do

18 do

Flower 50c, Pawlet.........

2 50

and so on, at the rate of 6 cents a quarter for every 4 ounces Mrs E. Davis, Warren....

or fraction thereof. A Friend, West Dummerston.

In order to receive the paper at the lowest rate of postage, 2 00

it is necessary to take them, not singly, but at least 4 copies : Mass.-Miss S. E. Newhall, Melrose..

1 00 and so of clubs, they should be made up, if possible, of 8, 12,

16, 20 and so on. Conn.-A Friend, Terryville..

1 OU

As an inducement to those who now receive it singly, to
N. Y.A Friend, Charlton.......

2 00 make up a small club of four or eight, the Ex. Com. propose
A Friend, Peekskill..

1 00 to put the subscription price for four copies, lo one address, Mrs Wm. Conkling, Rensselaerville..

3 00

at 75 cents a year, and for eight copies, in the same way at Mrs Mordolf and Mrs J. Bogart $1 ea.

60 cents a year. Miss Kate B. Clark ........

100 Twelve copies, and over, will be at the rate of 50c, a year. A Friend, Stephentown..


At ofhces where there are several single subscribers re-
Mrs David Hays, Mt. Upton.

4 00

ceiving it to their separate addresses, by their uniting togethA Friend, Williamsburgh

1 2

er and having it in one package, to one address, it will mateA Friend, Binghamton.....


rially reduce the postage on each. 1. H. P. Potter, Scott..

1 00

The postage must be paid in advance, either quarterly
Mrs D. Ette Rider, North Winfield.

5 00

or yearly, at the ottice where received. Mrs Mitchell, Norwich..


POSTMASTERS and others, desiring papers to be
Mrs S. M. Roed, Auburn...

Alms of the Am. Female Guardian Society.

1st. The Society aims to rescue from degradation, physical 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 inay 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.

1th. To aid and encourage destitute American widows with small children, to avoid a separation as long as practicable, hy furnishing apparel, bedding, etc., at discretion; seeuring remunerative employment as far as it may be obtained, and also to adınonish the unwary of the moral pitfalls that often abound in the pathway of the lowly.

1 00

discontinued, will please send the name of the P. O. as well Mrs H. W. Palmer, Sparrow Bush.

5 00

as of the subscriber. N. Y. City.-L. T., per Mrs Hawkins..

4 00

The games cannot be put on papers taken in clubs,

without subjecting each paper to full postage of 24c a year, N. J.-A Friend, Plainfield..

4 00

and entailing a large additional expense on the publishers Mrs S.O. Pierson, Summit.

35 Ohio.- A Friend, Twinsburgh. Jane Lyon, Oberlin..

50 T. T. Motfett, Kelloggsville.

5 00 AT Packages, not letters, should be marked: Rebecca Merrill, Painesville...

1 00

HOME FOR THE FRIENDLESS, Mrs H. Hulburt, Seville...

1 00

29 E. 29TH ST., Mich.-Mrs Betsey Thomas, Kelloggsville...

1 00 Care

NEW YORK. c. W.-Mrs S. W. Carpenter, Demerestville..............

A. Chapman, (Healey's Express, ) Pier 16, N. R.
5 00

A list of articles, with donors' names and post-office ad.

dress, should be enclosed in the package, and another

imilar list sent by mail, stating when and how the package

was forwarded. N. Y.-Nettie and Flora Gibbs, Fowler..

50 The only safe way of transmitting funds, is by draft, pay James, Eunice and Willie, Cherry Valley, earned

able to Mrs. Sarah A. Stone, Treasurer. in picking blackberries for the soldiers..

1 00 X. Y. City.-Savings of Maggie Earl.......

75 Pa.-S. S. Class of L. K. Merrick, Dempseytown......

y. Will our friends, in sending on renewals of Clubs

1 75 Ohio.-Archie and Ida Hadden, Euclid..

always state in whose name they were taken, during 1863. Adelbert H. Treat, Salem...

75 The omission to do so, causes much confusion on our books.

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

1- The "Home," since it was established in 1847, has sheltered, fed and clothed, temporarily, many thousand children and adults. It is sustained by charitable contributions, and is constantly needing donations of money, clothing, provisions, &c.

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.

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


Words of Cheer.- Please find enclosed the She had reached a point in Christian growth EXTRACTS FROM CORRESPONDENCE.

amount obtained by securing fifteen subscri- to which few attain, going on from strength Dear Sixters --For so I feel to call you, in

bers to your excellent publication. My inter- to strength, till she was able by faith to mount the love of Christ, which constrains me to

est in your worthy cause is by no means up as on "eagle's wings," to see beyond the address you. I noticed, in one of your late diminished year by year, but rather increases. dark river, passing over it as she had lived,

Con. I love to feel that you are doing so much for resting in Jesus—“Going home.” Advocates, some excellent and timely advice to Christian females in regard to making re

the outcast and homeless, and pray that God trenchments, now, in our nation's calamity,

will enlarge your capacities for doing good, by curtailing their expences in extravagant

and fill your hearts more and more with love DiEd—in Oswego, of inflammation of the

for the cause. apparel. The thougbt struck me forcibiy that

Be not weary in well-doing, lungs, May 11th, Mrs. J. B. Gaylord, aged 47. the snbject might be carried a little farther.

but reinember there are many hearts praying She had been several years a life-member of Are we not exhorted to meekness and simplifor your continued success.

the A. F. G. Society, had taken the Advocate city at all times, by the apostle Paul, (as fol

Hoping that you may be encouraged, and from its commencement, and has contributed lowers of the lowly Jesus, accepting Him as

may be abundantly blessed, both in this freely to the work. Her illness was severe, our most holy Pattern and Example) on this

world and the one to come, I remain your and the summons sudden, yet, we trust, it wise : “That women adorn themselves in mod. sincere friend,

found her ready, and that the loss so great to est apparel, with shame-facedness and sobri.

P. M. BARLOW. her family and friends was her eternal gain. ety; not with broidered hair, or gold, or

MRA. R. P. Ells. pearls, or costly array. But let it be the hid - Befriend the poor of all nations.”Dear den man of the heart, in that which is not Madam, -I send you $20 for the benefit of

WHILE rebellion, digunion, and oppression are still on corruptible; even the ornament of a meek and your institution, the Home for the Friendless. our borders, and still terribly and unblushingly in our land

there seems no honorable, no just, no safe ground upon quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of I have seen the little paper you publish semi

which peace can be looked for, or any one properly feel great price.” monthly. I will subscribe to it four months it is yet a time for it. Either justify the rebellion, allow

the disunion of our country, acknowledge the independence Then if we would wear this ornament of to the end of the year, if you choose to take of the wo-called Confederacy, and by consent rivet yet more

closely and hopelessly the chains of slavery-and then havo me in the middle of the year. I see by your priceless value, and be molded and fashioned

8 peace which will insure a border warfare, keep in our

midst the elements of strife, and hang over us, as we have after the image and similitude of the dear Son paper that you befriend the poor of all nations,

reason to fear, the frowns of a just sad righteous Godmor of God, who was born in a manger, and clothed which I am pleased to see, as I myself am not maintain the Union, put down rebellion, and proclaim lib.

erty throughout all the land and to all the inbabitants with humility, and becaine i reproach and a native of this country. I am pleased to see

thereof, and in doing this have war for a time with a con.

sciousness that God and right are on our side. Thus there Rock of offence for our redemption from the that you do not pass unheeded the friendless of

will be grief, and bloody and terrible ill, but in the end law of sin and death, is it not our imperative the English nation, for that is iny own native peace. In all this matter “O that men were wire, that they

understood this, that they would consider the latter end," duty, as Christian women, professing godliness, land. I must say that I love to help the poor of

“ righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any to so live Christ and Him crucified in our daily that country. If you acknowledge the dona- people." Are not rebellion and slavery, as they have been

among us, sins ?-Dr. Tyng. life, in deep humility and prostration of soul,

tion in your paper, just say

a friend to your tbat others seeing our good works, may glorify

institution, Washington, D. 0." our Father who is in heaven?

Washington, Sept. 14, 1864.

NEVER SULK.-Better draw the cork of your indignation,

and let it foam and fume, than to wire it down to urn sour My heart has been sailly pained on beholding

and acrid within you. Sulks affect the liver, and are still

worxe for the heart and the soul. Wrath driven in is ax the gaudy and costly apparel displayed by DIED—Septeinber 2d, 1864, after

dangerous to the moral health as suppressed small.pox to

the animal system. Dissipate it by reflecting on the mild. many of our sex, who profess to love to hear tressing illness of several months, Mrs. L. M. ness, humility and serenity of better men than yourself, the Master's voice and sit at His feet; whose Mears, a life-member of the Am. Fem. Guar

and suffering under greater wrongs than you bave ever

been called upon to bear.- Independent. only hope of salvation is in the power and effi- dian Society, aged 40 years. cacy of that blood which can alone wash away She died in life's prime, leaving young

chilour sins and make them white as wool. Be- dren motherless; yet in all these trying anticilieving that a strict observance of moderation pations her soul was calmly stayed on God, anil simplicity is a duty incumbent upon all saying, “ He doeth all things well.” Her early

BROOD not on insults or injuries old,

For thou art injurious tooprofessing the name of Jesus, the earnest de- life, though passed in the lap of luxury, sur

Count not the sum till the total is told,

For thou art unkind and untrue: sire and prayer of my heart is, that we may rounded by all the allurements of fashionable And if all thy harms are forgotten, forgiven, so abide under the shadow of infinite love and society, which to so many prove a snare, was

Now mercy with justice is met,

Oh, who would not gladly take lessons of Heaven, goodness, as to be willing to become fools for given to the service of Christ; and her life,

And learn to forgive and forget. His great name's sake. Our intluence, like a thus consecrated, was ever advancing in the Yes, yes, let a man when his enemy weeps, wave of the sea, extends to almost boundless spirit of holiness, and preparation wade for

Be quick to receive bir a friend ;

For thus on his head in kindness he heaps limits. We are exhorted to " present our the world to come ; to which she referred

Hot coalk- to refine and amend : bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto

And hearts that are Christian more eagerly yearn with bright and glowing anticipations, won

As a nurse on her innocent pet, God, which is our reasonable service." Can dering that “the Christian could fear to die."

Over lips that, once bitter, to penitence turn,

And whisper, Forgive and forget. such an offering be acceptable to Him, (who | Her Christianity was as the leaven that leavwore a seamless garinent,) decorated with eneth the whole lump---not faults and virtues, jewels and arrayed in superfluous attire? but a Christian spirit pervading her whole

ADVOCATE AND GUARDIAN. Dear sisters, let us ponder upon these things, being, sanctifying every good quality. and rest as clny in the hands of the Potter, She could say from her heart, “Forgive as $1 a year, (in advance to Single Subscribers.

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

Eight willing to be shaped and solded according I forgive;" and possessing the grace not merely

Twelve copies, and over) to one address, 500 to His most holy will. Then we shall be to return good for evil, but of feeling kindly Letters concerning the Advocate and Guardian, and those

containing funds for the Society, should be addressed: sweetly conscious of the presence of Him who under every provocation, her life has been and


29 E. 29th Street, “ sits as a retiner with tire, and as a fuller still is a most powerful and worthy example,

New York.

Letters designed for publication, should be addressed to the to be remembered and imitated by all. She

Editress of the Advocate and Guardian, 29 E. 29th St., New

York, Box 4740.
Your friend in the trutlı,
was active in relieving the wants of the poor,

Letters designed for the Board or Executive Committee,
A. L. PRINDLE. taking great interest in the Sabbath-school and Reports of Auxiliaries, address Corresponding Secreta-

ries, A. F. G. Soc., 29 E. 29th St., New York. Box 4740. Charlotte, Vt., 9th mo. 19th, 1864. and all that related to the prosperity of Zion. Advertisements. Only short ones are received-200 a line.

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Published, Semi-monthly, by the Executive Committee of the Society proposed having a fair, for the benefit | do not know exactly how much they received

of the Home, and if they succeeded, you would at the fancy and candy tables, where they of Industry and Home for the Friendless, 29 E. 29thSt.

probably hear from it. Of course, they could acted as sales-women, but they were each not accomplish much without the assistance of very successful, and I cannot but hope that their fathers, mothers, sisters, &c.

among these young girls, from the ages of For Terms and Notices, see Last Pages. Many plans for raising money were talked

fourteen to eighteen, are training those who of, but it was finally decided that as the

will be earnest workers, and valuable friends For the Advocate and Guardian. Trustees of the village would give us the use

to this Institution, when our heads are low in CHARITY.

the dust.
of the Fireman's Hall, free of charge, we
would venture to hold it there. The members

There were several very pleasant things
THERE wanders daily through the land of the Society became very anxious to have it connected with this enterprise.
A lady fair to see,

take place last week. They urged that ice for that at the Firemen's, and many other fairs With beaming smile and open hand,

freezing cream was getting more scarce, that and festivals, it has been thought necessary to And look of high degree ; And if her face has once been scanned,

the flowers were fading, that fruit was at its have gifts at the door-articles sold by tickets, 'Twill ne'er forgotten be.

perfection, &c., &c. So we went to work, and various forms of raffling; but we adopted She dries the mourner's bitter tears, appointed our committees, made our arrange

none of these, and yet raised as much money And takes the sting from grief; ments—advertised in the papers. When the

as they have been accustomed to do, with Brings sunshine into darkened years,

evening appointed came, it rained a perfect them. Another very pleasant thing was, that Gives poverty relief; And when the soul is filled with fears,

flood; but so much interest had been excited, it brought ladies of the different denominations She makes their presence brief.

that four hundred tickets were sold at the together, and I think has thus tended to proShe gently binds the broken heart door that evening, and when the question

mote brotherly love. Particularly, the ladies And pours in healing balm,

arose, all the committees were in favor of of the Congregational and Baptist Churches, And when all earthly joys depart, holding it over the next evening, which was

who came in and labored with all their hearts. She bids the soul be calm; She points beyond the tempter's dart,

done accordingly; and that evening, six han- Indeed, some of the ladies of the CongregaWhere waits the victor's palm.

dred tickets were sold, the admission fee being tional Church were more efficient than any A ministering angel, meant only ten cents. The result was, that the gross

others, and we owe much of our success to Our guard and guide to be, receipts amounted to nearly six hundred

them. When we were closing up, it was very Whose name with holy thoughts is blent, dollars ; and when every bill was paid, the interesting to hear a lady say, “I want to save The greatest of the three

net receipts were about four hundred and all I can for the good cause."
Whom God to earth in mercy sent :
That name is Charity.

fifty-five dollars. Was not this a success ? Another very gratifying thing, connected
I ought to add a few items about what the

with this effort, was the evidence of the strong young girls did, who formed the Society. hold which your society and the Home have Ever since the meeting, a year ago, they have

on the confidence and the hearts of the people YOUTHFUL VOLUNTEERS.

been looking forward to this

, and have been generally. As we went about among the

preparing fancy articles, so that all were really farmers, soliciting contributions for our reTHOSE of our readers who attended the Semi-Annual surprised to see how much they had accom

freshment tables, we were received with great Meeting, at Binghamton, in 1863, will feel a common interest plished, and how neatly many of the articles cordiality, and all

, without exception, respondin the following communication, and heart will meet heart

ed with cheerfulness and liberality. At one in the grateful emotions elicited. It is especially gratifying

Then their assistance was very

were made. that the young ladies of that beautiful village have been the valuable in many ways—in soliciting contribu- | house, we found a certificate of life-membervoluntary leaders in this most successful enterprise ; also, tions, &c.; and they worked most diligently, ship, framed and hanging in the parlor ; our that they were so nobly aided by parents, sisters and friends,

wherever they could be of use, especially in contribution from that house, you may be that their expectations were more than realized. Thanks to each and every one whose united charities produced this collecting and arranging flowers ; so that the sare, was liberal. large result. -ED.

flower table, under the tasteful direction of One of the prominent gentlemen in this Binghamton, Oct., 1864. one of our ladies, was a great success. Their place came to me, and said, “I have been My Dear Mrs. BENNETT, - I believe that in receipts from this, including some grapes and trying to patronize the various tables enough my last, I said to you, that our young girls' | apples, amounted to seventy-five dollars. I to satisfy my appreciation of the claims of this

For the Advocate and Guardian.


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