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object; but as I have been unable to do it, and in the corn-fields, and among the grain, I will not say “triumph,"'- success of the please accept this, (handing me five dollars,) and the crops will be injured by them ; they right side. We are all on the right side-I for your treasury." This little incident was

will spring up in the flower-gardens, and the take that for granted. These are times for the more gratifying, because I did not know farmer's little daughter going out to gather measures, not men, for principles, the best that he had become at all interested in this flowers, will have her tender fingers wounded we can find. We may prefer one man to angood work.

by them ; they will do no good, but only harm, other, we may not approve of the measures When the storm began to beat so violently wherever they find space to grow. So I went of any one side or party, in all things. But all against the windows on the first (Thursday) back to the house.

we can clioose, in this imperfect world, is the evening of the fair, as it was soon after the “Pray, tell me why those thistles are not best we can find. doors were opened, while the hall was empty, rooted up?" I asked the farmer's wife.

What this paper recommended, of which I it looked rather discouraging; but I felt that " Oh," she said, " they are not on any body's speak, was quiet, honest work on the right the thing had been undertaken with much ground, and so they are left to themselves.” side, and since women cannot vote, all their prayer, and there was all our dependence. As " Not on anybody's ground, and so they are influence is in talking and circulating informaI had never before engaged in anything of the left to themselves."

tion of the right kind. And how much we kind, I went forward, at first, with much There is a text for a sermon, but I am not can do in this way can only be guessed by trembling. I could only find rest in endeavor- the person to do the preaching.

those who have studied the influence and powing to commit it into the hands of our Heaven- I sat down and began to think. I thought er of combined effort. ly Father, by faith. But He raised up many of swarming city-streets; of barefooted boys There was one thing this paper did not helpers, and in the end the storm proved a and girls, whose rags scarcely covered their mention, and it was hardly to be expected, great benefit, and I presume added much to limbs ; of vulgar and profane language uttered since it was a secular paper; and that was the our receipts; for, by holding it two evenings, by alınost infant lips; and of crimes committed power of prayer. " The king's heart is in the we were able to sell out everything, and were by little children, no older or larger than the hands of the Lord, as the rivers of water He saved from such a great crowd as we should farmer's little daughter.

turneth it whithersoever He will." We all probably have had, if the first evening had Who are all these ? Oh, they are nobody's | profess to believe in prayer, we all, (I been pleasant.

childrennobody cares for them—they are hope) pray generally for our country and My last is yet unanswered, but my heart left to shift for themselves. So they grow up

our rulers, but with special reference to this was so full with the success of our enterprise, and they become the pests of society. They crisis, let us pray for our president and for that I thought I must write at once.

are the gamblers, the burglars, the incendiaries those in authority and for those in command Yonrs, in love, F. W. MATHER. the robbers, the murderers. They fill our of our armies, that God would at this time es

almshouses, our jails, our prisons ; they travel pecially guide them. Since the above was received, the following note, with contents, came safely to hand :

on the road to destruction, and they lead The people are swayed to and fro by events, Binghamton, Oct. 8th, 1864. thousands and thousands along with them.

and successes and reverses move multitudes. Mrs. SARAI A. STONE,—Dear MADAM,—I Why? Oh, they are nobody's charge–nobody

The Lord can give wisdom and success, can herewith enclose a draft on Mercantile Bank, is responsible for them; they take care of

turn the tide of battle, and that influences the New York, for four hundred and fifty-five themselves. Oh, will this excuse stand in the

the minds of the people and leads to the best dollars, being the net avails of a festival, given day of judgment? Dare we look in the face results. And it is wonderful on how small a by a Society of young ladies, for the benefit of of Almighty God as we stand before the “great

matter, perhaps the acting of one man's brain, the Home for the Friendless. white throne" and say: "They were nothing

the wbole issue of an engagement or of a cam. Although the friends of the Society, general- to us—we could not help them--we had not paign may turn. And this brain or heart is ly, exerted themselves nobly, it is due to the power or strength to raise them from their deg.

in the hands of the Lord, He turneth it as le unceasing efforts, particularly, of Mrs. Henry radation ? No-no. We dare not.

will. What then can we do? Even with speMather, that the result was so gratifying

Christian ! there is work for you and me in

cific promises the Lord said, “Yet I will be Very truly, yours, this great vineyard of the Lord. Let us go

inquired of by the house of Israel to do these WM. H. PRATT, Treas. into these streets and lanes—into these high

things for them.” Believing this, “Let us ways and hedges, and carry the news of salva

tion. Let us seek out these little neglected NOBODY'S CHILDREN.

ones, and bring them into our mission-schools A YEAR or two ago, as I sat in front of a and our churches; let us visit these wretched

RELICS. farmhouse, one warm summer afternoon, my homes, and tell their parents of the Lord Jesus

BY DELIA DENNISON. attention was attracted by numerous feathery Christ, who came to seek and to save the lost. objects that kept floating in and ont at the Thank God, there are many workers already Pick up carefully the tattered cap, for it is open door. At first I thought they were in- laboring in the Lord's harvest fields, but there needed no longer to shelter the fair locks and sects, but on examination I found them to be is room for more-there is room for every noble brow from this burning southern sun. seeds.

Christian to share in the toil and the bur- Put away tenderly the faded uniform, for the "Of what ?" I asked the farmer's wife, as den--and also in the rest and the reward. - loved form no longer needs protection from she passed through the entry. Methodist.

the chilling dews and damp night winds. " Thistles,” she replied. “There's a bed of

And the thick, worn, army shoes, touch them them just below here, and the breeze carries

softly, for the weary, blistered feet that wore them hither and thither as you see."

them need never go upon another forced

THE ELECTION-WHAT CAN WE DO ? Presently, I took my bat and walked down

march. the lane, until I came to the thistle bed. I saw the other day in a paper, some very

"Dead heroes make sacred the trifles they wore." There it was-- a large patch of ground covered good directions to all right-minded people, in What a world of wealth do I possess in these with the unsightly things, and as the wind the present trying and critical times in our relics. I will treasure them up fondly for each swept over them, thousands of the light feath- country. The rules were very good and right, silent, inanimate trinket has now a thousand ery seeds were borne away, and scattered all and we were told what men could do; and tongues which speak to me. Tiis lettered, over the surrounding country. Next year, what women could do, to secure the triumph tattered cap tells how the pitiless storios of thought I, they will spring up in the hay-fields, of the right side in the coming election. mid-winter beat upon my darling's head, and



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more pitiless storms of “iron istering to their daily wants; stranger hearts ities, feels not for us in our little trials. Think hail " raged fierce around himn. This faded wearying of the irksome duty.

not then, that the stinging reproof, the sarcastic blouse, pierced by a minie-ball, speaks elo- No fond, sweet kisses of warm embrace !

rejoinder, the scornful disdain, the pathway

hedged up on every side, meets no echoing quently of the close proximity to danger of the No gentle words of comfort and love! No soft

sympathy from the Captain of our salvation, soldier-boy, whose proud heart beat beneath | folding of little hands in prayer! No mother! who was “109de perfect through suffering, its folds. Oh! why did the unseen Hand that Missing the low, sweet cadence of her voice; yes, inade perfect through suffering, for so the warded off these dangers, perniit disease to missing that "good-night!"-seeking, seeking

apostle assures us.
prey upon his vitals? Would that the same
all in vain, that ark for the weary dove-

No truer words were perhaps ever uttered
Hand would lead me out of this. Egyptian mother's heart.

than, " The heart knoweth its own bitterness;"

and they are just as true to-day as when first darkness. But no, this dull, aching pain at Draw the little forms near to your heart.

they fell from the lips of the wise man of old. my heart cannot be removed. By this pile of Pillow the aching head upon your bosom. And if the bitter tear will sometimes unbidden ariny clothes at my side I know that 'tis all

Think of your sunny childhood—your mother's start, yet know it can be allayed, for, thanks to over with me now, all pleasure, all light, I earnest love, her gentle care, her patient for

our great High Priest, there is a balm in Gihave nothing more to dread. The language bearance, her precions forgiveness. Then only

lead and a Physician there, and through it the

true Christian may learn to lay self upon the of the Psalmist is the language of my heart, in kindness let your hand rest on each honored

altar, and “live henceforth not unto him“He is leaii, wherefore should I fast? Can I little head; only in love reprove that stricken self." This done, and the key-note of hubring hiin back again ?” Whatever betides, little flock.

man happiness is struck, a golden highway is I've known the worst. Now I shall hear the Oh! let yours be the hand that will lead found in which to walk, calm and serene withshrill scream of the locomotive without that them in the green, pastures, and by the still

in, even amid unwonted outward disturbances; sudden start of pain lest it bring to me the life- waters of the precious Saviour's love! Let

yea, may rejoice in tribulation, if "tribulation

worketh patience,” so that “it yieldeth the less form of my soldier-boy. I can wait for yours be the blessed benediction: “Inasmuch

peacable fruits of righteousness.” M. W. 1.
the daily mail and no longer feel that anxious as ye have done it to the least of these, ye Malone, N. Y.
longing, half-hoping, half-fearing that tidings have done it unto me.” Remember, their
will come from the absent one. I can read of angels do always behold the face of our Father
the decimating siege, the bloody engagement, in heaven. Then, it may be that a child's
the daring raid-ay, more-I can permit my hand shall lead you to that heavenly home-a
eye to pass over the long, bloody list, the child's hand place the crown upou your head.
sickening Hospital Report, not feeling the chill

Speak gently to the motherless !
of horror which aforetime would creep over
A weight of woe they bear;

For the Advocate and Guardian.
Greet them with looks of tenderness-
my flesh. I can do all this, not because my

Oh! add not to their care.

heart is less tender or my nerves less sensitive
Speak gently to the motherless,

Willow Vale, 8th mo., 23d, 1864. than before, but because the heaviest blow

When tears their eyes bedim !

Remember who has bid them “come," that could have fallen, has fallen upon me, and

Dear Friends of the Home for the Friend. I have borne it. Because that I have nothing

less,—Enclosed please find one dollar, the

Then yours shall that rich blessing beleft but these garments, sent to me in seeming

“Friends, ye have done this unto me!"

contents of my darling Lulie's purse, who

left us on the 13th of 5th mo., for a home in mockery to make the dread reality more real. Nothing? In the bitterness of my heart I said

heaven, aged 8 years, 1 month and 5 days. nothing, but one more memento I have. Ah!


She was always, after she was old enough to

understand it, much interested in the GuarI have it—the coverless, finger-worn soldier's “They also work, who only stand and wait."- Milton. dian and in hearing of the Home children, and Testainent. Why did I overlook this doubly- “Cast thv burden upon the Lord, and He will sustain often asked me to write and send her money sacred volume? Surely no glittering wealth

"There is a Divinity that shapes our ends,

to them, and at one time did without butter could purchase this to-day, for by these finger

Rough-hew them as we will." --Shakespeare.

a week, that she might earn another dime to marks and tear-stains upon its sacred pages,

“The heart of man deviseth his way, but the Lord directeth his steps."-Solomon.

send them. On the fifth she was attacked by the leaf turned here and the passage "Lean not on earth; 'twill pierce thee to the heart; with that dreadful disease, diphtheria, which

A broken reed at best; but oft a spear;
marked there I know that my darling had a On Its sharp point Peace bleeds, and Hope expires."

a month before had in one short week bereft Friend when no mother's ministering hand


us of her dear papa and two little sisters, Blessed consolation! Oh, stricken How many sorrowing, sighing ones are there Carrie, with her sunny curls and laughing heart, take courage How can I know that it to whom words like the above fall on the ear,

eyes, aged 3 years and 3 months, and little was not God's plan in mercy laid to draw his carrying balm to a wounded heart-how many

Eva, the joy of our hearts, aged nearly 18 who have not yet learned not to chafe and flutter heart to Him. My boy fills a Christian solo against their prison-bars. And truly this is a

months. And, oh! the anguish of that hour dier's grave. Now ought I to be satisfied. lesson difficult to learn—a lesson nevertheless

which revealed the fact that she, too, the last What mother can say more. Oh, thou pre- which each sorrowing one must learn for them

of our little flock, must go; and I, who was so cious book! I will carefully put away these selves or never know the peace and joy of sub- | lately deprived of him who was dearer than worn garments, but thee I will keep ever by | ed, it enables one to " cast all their care upon

mission and resignation. But when truly learn- life to me, must be “written childless" and my side, my bosom companion shalt thou be God," knowing “ that He careth for thein."

alone in the cold world, to bear the burden of

my grief. All that medical skill or kind to guide me to that home where I trust my Then, and only then, is appreciated the sweet

friends could do, was of no avail, the fiat had darling waits for me.

assurance, “ As one whom his mother comfort-
eth, so will I comfort you."

been spoken; she, too, was going home. On Do I hear any say, Yes, I know, but my

the afternoon of the 13th I sat beside her, trials are so peculiar, so trifling, that I might weeping, when she put her arms around my THE MOTHERLESS.

blush to let a fellow inortal know they were neck three times, saying, “Dear mother,

trials." Ay, you forget that a miracle was don't cry, maybe I will get well.” At last I They are motherless! Oh! gently, gently once performed to restore a poor man's axe ! told her I thought she could not live long, keep back those bitter words. Avert that that the first miracle that Jesus Hirnself per- she looked up at me calmly, saying, “Going cold, cruel stare. See you not the tearful formed, was wrought to spare His entertainer the mortification of an insufficient supply for

to die, am I?" I replied, "I think so. eyes ? Alas! that sorrow should ever make

After a short his guests. Think not that He who has per

pause she said, “I want to go a child's heart its home! mitted the pen of Inspiration to record, that

to heaven and be an angel with dear papa They are motherless! Stranger' hands min- He can be touched by the feeling of our infirm- and little sisters," and said, "read to me in


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That makes me sorrowful and sad.

H. E. M.

Ne'er will bid me from Thee go ;

the Bible, read, ' The Lord is my shepherd.' was very slippery, and Charlie slipped and her verse in turn, “I should like to have Then, taking each of her friends, who were fell. They immediately sent for a physician, lived in those days, that I might have helped present, by the hand, bade them an affection- and he said that Charlie's limb was broken. in some way, and have worshipped in it ate farewell, and sent messages of love to While he set the bone, Charlie did not cry when it was built." many absent ones, after which she repeated and scream, as some children would do, but " Why?" asked her Sabbath-school teachthe following beantifully-appropriate prayer bore the almost excruciating pain with per. by M. L. Durcan, which she must have pre- fect composure, only groaning a few times, “Oh, because, ma'am, it always seems as viously learned without the knowledge of any while he was conscious all the while of what

if the Jews had such great things to dowas going on. Some one standing by, said, such a splendid tabernacle and temple to " Jesus, Saviour, pity me, Charlie, it is very hard for you to endure

build, and such grand victories to win, that Hear me when I cry to Thee; I've a very naughty heart,

so much pain.” He replied, "I have beared people don't think of now. I should like to Full of sin in every part;

it as well as any one could;" and I think he feel that I was doing some great thing." I can never make it good, Wilt Thou wash me in Thy blood ! did have more patience than many grown

"There is no fear but that each one of us Jesus, Saviour, pity me,

people would have had. Hear me when I cry to Thee. In the evening, Eddie went to see him.

has some truly great work to perform, if we Short has been my pilgrim way, Yet I'm sinking every day; Charlie asked him if he would bring his only knew it,” said Miss Earle earnestly

, Though I am so young and weak, books home from school. This was too

“let us beware of despising or neglecting it. Lately tanght to run and speak, Yet in evil I am strong; much for Eddie to bear; he began to cry,

Thousands of opportunities are given to every Far from Thee I've lived too long, and the tears came in Charlie's eyes. They

child in the land for doing good or evil, and Jesus, Saviour, pity me, Hear me wben I cry to Thee.

we never come directly in contact with any both felt very bad; they had always enjoyed When I try to do Thy will, going to school very much; but we hope

one without leaving some impression upon Sin is in my bosom still, that Charlie will soon get well, so he can go

their minds, and if we are Christians, this And I goon do something bad to school, and be able to run and play as he impression is of the greatest importance

. Who could help or comfort give used to.

You may win victories every hour over sin If Thou didst not bid me live ? Jesus, Saviour, pity me, Now, my little friends, from this a warn

and every day you are laying the foundations Hear me when I cry to Thee. ing take. "Never climb in such dangerous few years, as did the Israeltish tabernacle,

of a temple which shall last, not merely for a Though I cannot cease from guilt,

places, for you may get hurt worse than Thou canst cleanse me, and Thou wilt; Charlie did, and it is a wonder that he was

nor for hundreds of years, as the temple of Since Thy blood for me was shed, Crowned with thorns Thy blessed head; not killed instantly.

Solomon, but which shall endure when this Tbou, who loved and suffered so

world has passed away and remain a monuJesus, Thou wilt pity me,

ment of your wisdom or folly through all Save me when I cry to Thee."

GOD BLESS THE LITTLE CHILDREN. eternity. The temple, my dear children, Soon after which, her physician coming in,

God bless the little children,

which you are building and the work which

We meet them everywhere; she gave him her hand saying, "Farewell,

is given you to perform is of far more value

We hear their voices round our hearth, doctor." This was all done in a remarkably

Their footsteps on our stair ;

even than the magnificent and costly temple

Their kindly hearts are swelling o'er calm manner, without the slightest excite

of Solomon. Every day you are laying

With mirthfulness and glee; ment. The 231 Psalm had been an especial

God bless the little children,

stones, either of love, patience, truth, obedi

Wherever they may be. favorite with her, and, now, when passing

ence, gentleness and grace; or of hatrech

We meet them 'neath the gipsy tent, through the valley of the shadow of death,

anger, evil passions and all that is sinful.”

With visage swarth and dun, the consoling language, " Thy rod and Thy

And eyes that sparkle as they glance

“We can do what is right ourselves, Miss

With roguery and fun; staff shall comfort me," seemed verified with

Earle?" asked Margie Wilson, a quiet, sober

We find them fishing in the brook her, for truly she feared no evil. Death had

For minnows, with a pin,

looking girl of fourteen, “but I don't see

Or creeping through the hazel-bush no sting and the grave no victory for her. In

how we can do any great work for others; The linnet's nest to win,

ministers and missionaries do, but how can the evening she fell into a gentle slumber

We meet them in the lordly hall, from which she awoke in the spirit-land,

Their stately father's pride,

We meet them in the poor man's cotthere to join the loved ones, gone before,

He hath no wealth beside ;

“But why may not you be ministers and who "awaited her coming on the shining

Along the city's crowded street

missionaries—you are such-some of you to

They hurl the hoop or ball; shore."

We find them 'neath the pauper's roof, younger sisters and brothers, and others to
The saddest sight of all.

schoolmates and acquaintances. If you rightly For there they win no father's love,

perform this duty, you will never be at a

loss for work, so long as hundreds of millions Their only Friend the God above, Who hears the orphan's prayer.

of human beings, with immortal souls, not THE BROKEN LIMB.

But dressed in silk, or draped in rags,

only in heathen lands, but in Christian coun.

In childish grief or glee, CHARLIE and Eddie are two little boys,

God bless the little children,

tries, are living without God and without

Wherever they may be. living only a short distance from each other.

hope, let none of us say we can do nothing.

Youth's Temperance Advocate. Charlie is seven years old, and Eddie, a few

never had any intimate fellowship or months older. They attend meeting and

direct control over others, our own example Sabbath-school, also the district school, to

would be of great weight for, ‘Even a child gether, and are both in the same classes ;

LITTLE MARGIE'S GREAT WORK. is known by his doings, whether his work be they have been learning very fast, the past

pure and whether it be right.' God's work After school hours, either Eddie

is always various, though it has the same obwould go and play with Charlie, half an "And they came, both men and women, ject in view—the whole world is full of it; hour, or, Charlie play with Eddie a while. as many as were willing.hearted, and brought we find it on every side and of every kind, Yesterday, they went to school and came bracelets, and ear-rings, and rings, and tab- and there is enough, oh, yes, enough for home together, as usual. Little did we lets, all jewels of gold ; and every man that every one of 15—work for the body which think it was the last day of their going to offered, offered an offering of gold unto the most of us are willing to attend to, and still school together, for the season. Lord."

more work for the precious soul-work to Charlie's father was putting new shingles "Oh! how beautiful the tabernacle must do, to bear, and to suffer. Sometimes God on his barn, and Charlie climbed up on the have looked when it was finished,” exclaimed sends affliction upon us and those who are roof, little thinking of his danger. The roof | Mary Westbrook, when she had slowly read dear to us, and this is in order to awaken us


E. L. K.

No mother's teuder care,

For the Advocate and Guardian,

If we

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We find in a late number of the Christian Adv. and Jour to this work, that we may be more earnest place, and people are generally well supplied,

nal a very timely and excellent article that we transfer to and fervent, presenting offerings of pure and many articles are sold so cheap as to induce our columns, assured that it will prove to some a word in tried gold to the Lord. A great feast is dealers to buy them to sell again. This was

season.-ED, prepared in heaven for all who are willing to what Hugh Wilson did. The long, low

UNGODLY CHILDREN. come; a harvest of souls is to be gathered in, room in front was completely filled except a

1. UNGODLY children, disobedient and selfish, we can first give our hearts to God, and little passage-way in the centre ; bureaus, then devote our lives, our all to His holy tables, chairs, desks, sofas, carpets, oil-cloth, they so far abound that the good are marked

are to be met everywhere. In all communities service. Some of you are inclined to delay, &c., were piled up almost to the ceiling, from

as exceptions. That is a rare household whose but while you are waiting your influence for which la.nps, tins, looking.glasses, pitchers, peace is not destroyed by at least one unmangood is being thrown away, and precious kettles, and sundry articles were suspended. ageable, self-willed child. souls whom you might have influenced are There was no sign in front, as the appear.

2. Farming communities are perhaps freest lost. Will you not come, then, to-day, and ance of the house sufficiently indicated the

from this common calamity, for two reasons: dedicate your lives to this great work, asking employment of the proprietor; the pavement

one, that employment can more readily be

found for children of all ages ; and the other, God to show you where your path lies, and being partly covered with things, while a

that there is not the power and attraction of to make you willing and to give you grace shed at the side contained half-worn stoves,

organized wickedness which prevails in dense and strength to walk in it ?" boxes of paint, old iron, and all sorts of arti

populations. The little bell of the superintendent gave

cles wbich Hugh denominated “trumpery," 3. Villages, however, present such opportathe signal for the exercises of the school to

though as they often came in demand, he nities for mischief and wrong-doing, by the close, and, with thoughtful faces, the mem

could not do without Back of the shop were power of association chiefly, that even the efbers of the class repaired to their several two rooms, and up-stairs three; the lower

forts of discreet and godly parents to train homes.

their offspring righteously are rendered fearThe good seed, like all sown, fell ones opened on a very small paved yard,

fully unavailing. The writer has known villaupon different ground; some heard it seriously with a little square patch of ground and a

ges where, whatever may have been the good for the time, and then thought no more of it. dimunitive border round the sides. This

order of the day, the boys and young men One, in time, was led to devote herself to the

square was well filled with


in the ruled the night. Said a minister of celebrity a service of God, and another who had already

centre; pinks, verbenas, petunias, and gay short time since, “I dread a village appointdone so, was roused to fresh zeal, and con.

coreopsis bordered it, purchased at market. ment on acount of my children." How often stantly looking forward to the coming night Of course the shop was not very clean with

has the expression been heard, "There are so in which no man can work, wrought earnestly so much rubbish, but the rest of the house

many bad children in our village that it is im

possible to govern mine?” while it was day. She was an orphan, and Hugh had furnished very nicely, and his

4. But, after all, it is in the cities that the there was no home-circle to labor in, but

pretty, gentle wife, with the assistance of tide of youthful corruption runs freest and wherever she went she toiled. She went

Margie, kept it all in the neatest order. Two strongest. Not only do disobedient and wayamong

she visited them, gave tracts

younger children were Kate, a lively, bright ward children destroy the peace of families, and books; led many a poor, destitute child child of five, and Georgie, named for Hugh's but they are the principal disturbers of the to the Sabbath-school and to the church ;

father, a boy of ten. The two oldest attend. whole community. Very young children, if bore patiently her own trials, and sympaed the public school, and little Kate was

not under moral, are at least under sufficient thized with those of others ; fought against

learning to read at home.

Both parents

physical restraint (that is, the parent's arm is

stronger than theirs) to keep them at home, her own sins and weaknesses, and finally were anxious to give their children the best

while mature adults, for the most part, are entered into the joy of that Saviour for whose education in their power. All that both

burdened with the cares of life to an extent glory and kingdom on earth she had so labor- possessed in the world would not have that forbids much waste of time in idleness or ed.

amounted to a thousand dollars, and this frolic ; consequently upon the class between

Hugh well knew would afford a very slender Margie Wilson had lent an attentive ear

the ages of fifteen and twenty-five falls the reto the lesson of that Sabbath, she was a plain

assistance to his delicate wife and children, sponsibility of riots, broils, fights, desecration looking girl, with a face no way striking, should he be taken away. Though a sober,

of the Sabbath and law-breaking in general, industrious

scenes from which no large city is exempt. broad, Scotch features, light, sandy hair, and

man, he was not a Christian, and

These young persons molest our congregathis to his excellent wife was gray eyes. She had no great talents, was

source of tions, disturb our political assemblies, gather what is called an ordinary child in every

great sorrow. True he was a kind, devoted on the street corners to insult decent people, respect; she was poor, and had very few

husband and father, but Margie dreaded lest engender strifes in fire companies, patronize friends outside of her own home. What,

unshielded by Christian princlple, he should shows and theaters, and make night hideous be led away into temptation. Often when he

with their revels. then, could her work be? So thought Mar

Breaking away from the gie wonderingly, as she wended her way was absent all day attending sales, did she

restraint of family, school and church, is it ex

pected that the laws of the country can bind home. watch anxiously for his return at night with

them? Successful in bidding defiance to all his purchases, dreading some evil; but he

other authority, shall they pause before the Hugh Wilson, Margie's father, was of always returned sober and well, so that she statntes of the state? Most readers will be Scotch parentage, his father had emigrated felt she had reason to be thankful. Like surprised to know that the tenants of our pristo this country, and having a large family, herself, he had received a good, religious ons are not so much the old and hardened as Hugh bad early been taught to depend upon training, and the effect of this was visible in the young, generally for their first crimes. his own exertions. In the little frame house all his conduct. He was careful and watch

The writer ondertook during the last year to which he owned, he kept what is known in ful of his children, regularly attending church

converse with each prisoner in our largest

state prison, and found out, to his surprise and cities as a second-hand shop—that is, where with them, and always ready to have them

grief, that most of the convicts were young men second-hand furniture, partly-worn utensils, contribute their little silver pieces to the from sixteen to twenty-five. These were the &c., of every kind, are to be found. Often

cause of missions. In this lowly dwelling headstrong, giddy boys, who, breaking away families, induced by different causes, the scene of Margie's work was laid. Shall from home restraint, bounded upon the path of obliged to move to distant states, and in it be an offering of pure gold?

folly and crime, and were brought to consideraorder to avoid the expense of transporting

tion only when face to face with the damp To be continued.

walls of a prison. furniture, which would be great, their goods

5. Bat besides the class of young men that are sold at public auction. Sometimes vari. "Do good, do good, there's ever a way,

may be called wicked, there is another and ous members of the family die, and thus the Don't wait till to-morrow, but do it to-day,

larger who, shynning the grosser vices, are still home circle is broken up, and, again, they are And to-day, when the morrow comes, still.

foolish and ill-mannered, and a source of grief If you've money, you're armed, and can find work enough, sold for debt. These goods are sold to the

and disappointment to their parents. If they If you've bread, cast it off, and the waters, though rough, highest bidder, and as such sales daily take

abide under the parental roof, the family derives



A way, where there's ever a will;

In every street, alley and lane;

will be sure and return it again."



0. 0. NORTA.

po pleasure from their presence. Disobedience

tect such persons from gross wrong-doing, but offerings—not a single article that others and fretfulness mark the periods of home life what shall shield the ungodly girls of the poor? need more. while their best smiles and manners are reserv. Ihave noticed the lads who leave country homes

Our Heavenly Father has ever ed for company and ball-rooms. Home to for city pursuits ; but what shall be said of the

dealt so kindly with us that whether He them is but a boarding house, where they eat thousands of country girls who seek employ- shall incline many or few to feel it a privi. and sleep, and parents are but landlords, and ment in the city, If boys are so easily allured, lege still to share in the good work, the lanbrothers and sisters fellow-boarders, There is, what is to save girls from a lite of shame who however, this difference : stranger boarders

on reaching the city, and entering our large guage of our hearts shall be, “What shall pay, these do not. manufacturing establishments, find the enemy

we render unto the Lord for all His bene. They still go to church, but not to hear the upon their track bent upon destruction ? Ah! fits." Gospel. It is a good rendezvous, where new many a poor girl finds that skill with the needclothes may be shown and companions met. le or sewing-machine is not as marketable as What if the people are annoyed by their whis- youth and beauty ?

SEND IN THE CLUBS EARLY. pers and laughs ; what if they smoke even to 9. Thus the strifes in families, the disorders the door of the church in coming, and re-light in Sunday-schools, the “hazings" in colleges,

To our voluntary helpers all abroad, who their cigars at the threshold in going, do they the riots in cities, and, in fact, the general mis- have so nobly aided the work by taking care who is offended ? Cigars ! how I dislike ery of the race, are so much the results of un-charge of the clubs in the various localities them! When as superintendent, in former godliness in children that it may be worth the

where the Advocate is circulated, we days, of a large school, it was reported to me effort of the writer, and the attention of the that such and such a boy was seen smoking on reader, to trace the causes which send forth

most deeply indebted. Their agency has Sunday, my heart was chilled. I felt that all these children of wickedness to curse rather ever been indispensable to the success of this our Sunday-school labor was wasted. The fu- than bless society.

enterprise. We rely upon their efficient co. ture of that boy was clearly pictured ; a few sentences would give the prophecy : a cigar,

operation with unshaken confidence, because companion smokers, drinks, Sunday walks in Advocate and Guardian. it has never failed. Central Park, engines, theaters, groggeries,

Like other departnıents, no amount of politics, a drunkard's grave, or a prison.

means contributed will supply the place of 6. It is needless to remark that a large por

NEW YORK, NOV. 1, 1864.

active effort, of heart and soul enlisted to do tion of the young population of cities coine from the country. Restless and under the

the most that can be done. Now this is just monotony of country life, they are attracted by 2 Will our friends, in sending on renewals of Clubs the best time for the clubs to be filled up the glare of city society, without a knowledge always state in whose name they were taken, during 1864.

and the list made ready to be forwarded for of its corrupt and deceptive features. Like the The omission to do so, causes much confusion on our books. miller which, drawn to the candle by its beau

the coming year. Three numbers more and tiful light, knows not the destruction that

the volume closes. If, during the present awaits it. If they come as clerks, or appren


month, the names of those who will renew tices, or even students, only two things will save them from ungodliness : one, that they

A FEW weeks hence will come our An. their subscriptions are obtained, and arrang: have been religiously trained at home : and nual November gathering, the day of hal- ments so perfected that they can be forward. the other that they choose at once Christian as- lowed memories and pleasant greetings. For ed in full to our office previous to December sociations, otherwise a brief period only will suffice to fix them in the paths of sin. How so many years this season has been a moral

20th-when we commence sending out the easy to fall ! an idle evening with gay and oasis to our Institution, that its coming is number for January 1st—while the aggregate heedless companions, the first cigar, the first anticipted with feelings akin to childhood's of labor for the agents will not be thus indrink, the first step toward the theater, the dream of the holidays.

creased, that of our office will be materially first word to her whose breath is pollution, whose smile is death. What's to hinder, now Since the foundation of the Home was lessened. The necessary changes, if made that parental watchers are far away?

laid, none have had more occasion for grati. early, will prevent loss of duplicate parcels, 7. How gladly would the pen pause with tude on Thanksgiving than its band of la- postage, etc., save the writing of scores of this description of ungodly boys and young

borers. The records of these days are full letters of inquiry and explanation, and all the men, and forget the crimes and follies of the other sex. But truth compels the remark that

of blessings. Shall this, just at hand, prove suspense and disappointment too often ocfamilies and communities are disturbed in their an exception? We trust not. The Home casioned by delays. harınony by disobedient and ill-mannered

will have a warm welcome for all its friends. One other item. The advance in the daughters. Let the curtain fall on that class who consort with wicked young men, and lead

The faces of its children will be as bright price of paper is so large that the only althem to the gates of death. It is enough to and hopeful, and more numerous than ever. ternative to which we can resort to avoid a awaken sorrow and alarm to look around and

Its care-takers will gratefully appreciate the corresponding advance in our stated terms see the multitude, who, if not guilty of crime, are by idleness, extravagance, and vanity, dis

looks and words of cheer that this occasion must be a successful effort to increase the appointing the hopes of mothers and fathers, always brings, and we cordially invite all list of subscribers to the Advocate. This and rendering probation a waste. When the who will to come.

department has hitherto been self-sustaining, enfeebled mother early begins the daily toil, her robust danghter still sleeps. Why? On the

Do we hear the response-What shall so it must continue to be, or perhaps cease stand beside the bed, just where the candle hos we bring ? How can we best help? Well, its mission. Should the price of paper_go burnt itself out, you will see the love-tale which

let us see.

We need some things that per: down, the difficulty would be oliviated. But held her heart enchained till the midnight hour. The duties of the day go on, all the haps are becoming very scarce, second-hand taking things as they are, we see no better household are at work, but she thumps on the clothing for children, both boys and girls, way than to endeavor at once to surmount piano or saunters to her neighbors. She is re

many of them the destitute children of sol. the obstacle by enlisting the united efforts of spectable enough to go to church, but what for? Not to hear the word of truth, but to see

diers also for poor mothers and young our friends and helpers in doubling our suband be seen.

Mark her conduct toward broth. women, made homeless and friendless by scription list by adding single subscribers at ers and sisters: peevish and selfish, she seeks causes beyond their control. Fruit, vege. | $1, or club lists at 75c. per copy. This if her own pleasure, not theirs. These traits of tables, edibles of any sort never come amiss promptly accomplished would relieve the character are not of sudden growth ; she was uncontrolled and self willed from the beginning. in feeding so many of the hungry.

necessity of farther auvance of terms. It 8. Family pride and social position may pro- Still, we would not have any but freewill would require special exertion in every place,

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