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with praying, “Give us this day our daily Mrs. H. take care of them--the five being in Much of our success in the schools, is, no bread," she asks for breakfast, snpper and her school. The physicians had told her that doubt, owing to the material as well as the dinner, three regular meals."
morning, that she could not live many weeks ; intellectual and moral benefits we confer on Within the past week have received a pleas- but she could not part with her dear ones the pupils, and the Committee are now organing account of two children oi a deceased sol- while life remained. Mrs. H. brought her to ized for the preparation of work, and are dier, who have been placed under salutary in- the Ex. Com., and a paper was drawn up and quite ready to receive such donations as the fluences since his death, The eldest gives given to her, to the effect, that in case of her | Board and the friends of poor children will good evidence of a change of heart, and the removal, our Society would take her little conser on them. Mrs. E. O. BENEDICT, younger appears truly conscientious and grate- ones and care for them kindly. She still adful for what has been done for her good. heres to the Jewish faith. Fain would we
This school has been visited several times Have on our visiting list several soldiers' lead her to our blessed Saviour ; poor woman! families, needing aid and sympathy, also a without trust in this sad hour, in God or man,
during the past month. It is well filled; the number of children and youth, whose future our hearts ached for her.
average attendance having been 138. The for weal or woe depends on a change in their
summer vacation we think has given new zeal We turn with relief from this sad case, to
to both teachers and scholars. I was much present surroundings. another poor woman, who has two little chil
pleased by a visit I paid to the school last week. dren, and is ill also; but she is a Christian, Ar the stated Board meetings, the reports of the Home
Miss R. was sick and unable to be at her post Industrial schools and other departments, are presented by trusting for salvation entirely in and through
that day, and the assistant teacher was alone, their respective committees We make room for the three, the atoning blood of Jesus, and drinking in following, deferring the others, which, as regards statistics,
The little ones were divided into classes, and etc., are of equal interest.
peace and happiness from the promises of the REPORT OF HOME IND. SCHOOLS FOR OCTOBER. Bible. Her husband was wounded at the taught by the older girls and everything was
going on in the most orderly manner. I said to The Committee of II. I. S. No. 1 are happy burgh. She is anxious to have her children battle of Fair Oaks, and killed at Fredericks
some of the little ones, “Your teacher is sick, in being able to report a decided improvement
and I am going to see her; what shall I tell during the past month. The attendance las placed in the Home, so that she may go to
her ?” “Tell her we are all trying to be good," been larger than usual, and the order of the the hospital. It is very touching to hear the
" That will make her feel better," school and general deportment of the children recital of her husband's campaign, and his
said another. show that the teachers are faithful in the distender letters show that he was kind and
I thought it was a good thing for some of charge of their arduous and soinetimes discour
affectionate to his family. He was killed while aging labors.
those poor neglected ones, to have learned While some learn quickly, letter she received was one of her own, sent advancing on the enemy's ground, and the last
that somebody loved them enough to feel glad others are slow, and it is necessary to give back by a rebel captain, with a note, telling
when they were trying to do right. We have line upon line and precept upon precept, for a
commenced our meetings on Friday, to cut and her how her husband died. long time before the good results hoped for and prayed for, are seen.
Many other cases of interest have occurred, prepare work. The children have never looked
so destitute of clothing as they do this season, We have, several times during the month, but as it would make our report too long to
and we feel that there will be increased effort heard the children read, spell, and recite
mention all, we forbear. Until last Friday, we lessons. They manifest an unusnal desire to have not been able, for many months past, to
on the part of our committee, as the cold
weather approaches, to prevent actual sufferlearn, sometimes even weeping because they give anytining to our scholars, and very many
ing. Miss R. mentions the case of a littlo cannot read as well as they desire. When
of them are in great need of clothes and shoes. questions from the Bible are asked, their ready school, 162 ; visits made by the principal, 45.
Average attendance, 154; visitors to the
girl, about ten years of age, with a sweet and
interesting face, whom she has persuaded to atanswers show that the good seed has been
tend our school. Her father, the neighbors say,
Mrs. R. M. BUCHANAN. sown, and the truth taught as it is in Jesus.
is a decent man, but the mother is a drunkard, We are reminded by incidents of frequent oc.
and the child is surrounded by the vilest, and currence, that the work done in our Industrial Committee of school No. 3, take plea- most degrading influences. schools is not only a temporal benefit to the sure in reporting that school again in prosper- She is one of several who have been gatherpoor, neglected children of poverty, but that it ous operatior, after a respite of two weeks in ed in from just such wretched mis-called honies. is truly a missionary work, the good results of the latter part of August.
Beside the work accomplished in the schoolwhich may never be fully known in this world. attendance is 112—fifty-eight boys and fifty- room, we feel that much is done outside, by our But God keeps the record in His own book, four girls. Twenty-eight of these children excellent teacher, who is at all times ready to and will reward those, who, forgetting self, represent fathers now serving the country in do good as she bas opportunity. In visiting labor faithfully in His vineyard, with a single the army. Thirty-four are fatherless, sixty scholars last week she met with a widow, whose eye to His glory. belong to poor German families.
boy formerly attended our school. She had The principal, in visiting the parents of her The principal gave an encouraging instance fallen behind with her rent, and had been turnpupils, says, that many sad cases meet the eye of the moral improvement of a boy, twelve ed by a merciless landlord into the street, and and pain the ear. One poor woman, whose
When brought to the school, lie had sat for two nights on the sidewalk. A husband deserted her, some time since, bas was neglected in appearance, was in the habít temporary refuge for the night was provided, five children--the youngest but two years of chewing tobacco and of frequenting the and the next day her few things were moved old—and although in the last stages of con- theatre on Saturday evenings. On receiving to a room, which, although very poor, was still sumption, she is still trying to earn a living for proper admonition from the teacher, he prom- shelter. them, and keep them together. True to a ised to du so no more, which promise he has Through the kindness of friends, to whom mother's love, she cannot bear the thought of kept. He expressed a wish that his sisters the case was represented, she was supplied a separation. Her language is, “ If
might be in the school, also; but said they with provisions, and the boy, who professed dren were taken from me, I could not live one could not come for the want of clothing. The himself very glad to go, will be sent to a place week.” She is a Jewess, but married a Ro- family were visited by the principal, who found
in the country. manist, consequently is thrown off by her own the mother a widow, with five children-ap- The poor woman seemed to be in such utter people, and seems afraid of the Romanists. parently a sober and industrious woman. The misery that she had lost faith in man, and alShe came to Mrs. H., a few days since, in children were provided with clothing from the most in God, and to be just ready for any tempgreat distress, to ask what could be done for “ Home,” and are now, through the influence tation. Who can tell from wliat sin she her dear children, in case of her death; would of their brother, also in the school.
may have been sared ? Miss J. PENFOLD.
SCHOOL NO. III.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS of DONATIONS to the
Home for the Friendless, from October 10th to October 25th, 1864.
$20 entitles the Donor to a Life-membership, and a copy of the
A. & G. for life.)
N. Y.-Mrs S. H. Pratt, Durham, to apply on L. M... 2 00 Mrs C. W. Reeves, Goshen, to complete L. M.
5 00 Mrs L. M. Bayley, Massena, to apply on L. M..... 2 00 N. J.-Mrs Henry Hedges, Chester, 1st payt. on L. M. 10 00 Ill.-Mrs L. E. Chittenden, Belvidere, on L. M......... 10 00 Mich.-Robert J. Lattimer, Jackson, to complete L. M. of his wife....
9 00 La.-Mr S. Straight, N. Orleans to constitute Mrs
Eliza A. Duncan and Miss Carrie C. McFarlan,
and Mrs Ada Knowlton, Brandon, Vt. L. M.'s....... 100 00 Oregon.-Mrs Jennet S. Pennington, Eugene City,
to const. herself a L. M., per Mi's L. W. Judkins... 20 00
Vt.-A Friend, Vergennes..
2 00 Bequest of a late Friend, Sylvester Cushman, Ex., Wilmington...
20 00 B. I.-The Misses Perry $3. A Friend 250.
3 25 Elisha Hathaway, Bristol..
20 00 Conn.-Mrs J. A. Legget, Branford
50 Mrs Olive Pierce, South Britain.
3 25 Lucy Adams, Manstield Center..........
5 00 M.S., Hartford
20 00 Mrs Ann and Miss Mary Phelps, Colebrook.
2 00 Mrs Jane Carter, Plainville.
2 00 Mrs Rice, Wallingford...
1 00 N. Y.-Mrs Dr U. E. Nott $3, Mrs D. Bradley, Mrs
J. S. Daley, Mrs R. W. Glenville $2 each. Mrs Dr.
28 02 Mrs Cleminshaw, Albany, per Miss Julia Griffes.....
1 00 Mrs A. Dunn, Fort Plain.
1 00 A. McCaughin, Tonawanda. Mrs M. J. Norcross, Glen's Falls..
60 R., Junction......
50 Mrs Fleming. Lewiston.. Mrs Pay, Mre Ellithorp and Mrs McUmber øl ea.,
2 62 from other friends, Nicholville, freight, per
5 62 A Friend.
50 A Friend.
1 00 Mr Isaac Davis, Howell's Depot..
1 00 A Friend. Brooklyn... Mrs A, Storms, Tarrytown.
2 00 A Friend, East Shelby.
50 Mrs Jobnson, Adams.
1 00 A. Lockhart, Angelica, H. W. Crandall and H. Dartt, Almond..
4 00 Mrs Gilmore, Nunda...
2 00 L. M. P..
15 N. Y. City.--A Friend..............
2 00 A Friend.
Mrs Richard Patrick, for Ind. School, No. 5....... 5 00 N. J.-Friends, Branchville...
6 00 Ohio.-Mrs L. & her two youngest boys, Windham. 5 00 S, C. Sturtevant, Ruggles....
50 Mrs A, Hanford, Tallmadge.
3 00 Mrs Mescheck Hyatt, Friendship Neighborhood, per Mrs M. F. Smith..
5 00 Ill.-Mrs G. W. Crooker and Mrs L. Bradley $1 ea., Chatham.....
2 00 Iowa.-Mr and Mrs Poage, Newton.
3 00 Cal.-Mrs L. M. Burrill, Lexington.......
CLOTHING, PROVISIONS, &c., received from
October 10th October 25th, 1864. Vt.-East Thetford, a quilt and other articles from Mrs B.
Child, Mass.-- Brimfield, 3 quilts and other articles from Mrs Fair
banks, an old lady aged 83 years. Conn.--Southington, quilt, clothing and other articles from
Mrs R. Hart. N. Y.-East Bloomfield, package of clothủng for the Home
Industrial School from Mrs Myron Adams, Sherman, box of quilts, sheets, clothing and dried fruit
from friends, per Mrs Cornelia E. Keeler. Junction, a few blocks for the chiidren, from R. Brant, bed-quilt from Mrs Sarah H. Fanton. Arcudia, parcel of clothing from Mr Vosburg. Berkshire, 1 pair hose, from Sarah B. Carpenter, aged 7
years. Hartwick Seminary, a few articles for the Home Children
from Fanny S. Miller. N. Y. City.--Package of clothing from Mrs Wilmarth.
Fancy articles from Miss Haynes.
per Mrs Van Dyke. 39 yds. calico from George C. Kellogg, per Mrs R. M. Bu
chunan. Package of clothing from Mrs James King. Package of clothing from Mrs Dr Bliven. Box of grapes from William Leconey. 250 rolls and 4 pans of gingerbread from A. Parish, 382
Seventh Av. Firkin of sugar from Mrs L. R. Marsh. N. J.-Newark, handsomely dressed doll and doll's chair
from Miss L. Tuck. Wis.-Green Bay, garments made by Mrs Butler's Sab
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 W!11 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 1949, the sum of 3 -, tobe 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 Wil and Testament.
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Oliver, Fergusonville.. Ada and Ida Beach, Syracuse. Master Alf and Nelse Cleminshaw, Albany. Primary Dept. of Miss Dickson's Union Free School
No 1, Tarrytown.. Georgie and Henry J. Southard, East Palmyra, frt. N. Y. City.-Little Nina....... Pa.-F. C.500, for going without butter a month, Llt
tle Bessie 10c, Philadelphia.... Hannah Blackman, West Brownsville........... Ohio.-Mary, Burton... Janie and little Willie, for going without butter fif
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Two little brothers, Rockford.
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FERRIS FEMALE INSTITUTE,
REV. ISAAC FERRIS, D. D., LL. D., President,
Principals. A few pupils admitted as boarders.
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
Price, plain, 25c: each, the whole set, $2.50; colored, 35c.
Care Mrs. Sarah A. Stone
Bor 4740 New York,
Alms of the Am. Female Guardian Society.
ist. 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 hest adapted, &c., to secure for them permanent country homies 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 in. mates, may nevertheless, be withdrawn from the education of the city street, taught habits of industry and propriety of conduct, ihe knowledge of the Bible, &c., and surrounded by influences that may be protective and saving.
(Several hundred of this class receive food, raiment, instruction and watch-care through the agency of the Society.)
3d. To attord a place and means of protection for destituté respectable young women, without employment, friends or home, and within the age and circumstances of temptation.
Ath. To aid and encourage destitute American widows with small children, to avoid a separation as long as practi. cable, by furnishing apparel, bedding, etc., at discretion; se euring 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.
5th. To use the Press to enlist Public mind in behalt of the several classes and objects above named.
2 The Home," since it was established in 1847, has sheltered, fed and clothed, temporarily, many thousand children and adults. It is sustained by charitable contribu. tions, and is constantly needing donations of money, clothing, provisions, &c.
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and Alice Thompson $1 each, Lake City........
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The only safe way of transmitting funds, is by draft, pay able to Mrs. Sarah A, Stone, Treasurer.
Conn.-Mrs Busan Jenne, Litchfield...
The names cannot be put on papers taken in clubs,
Mrs O. W. Ellsworth, N. Cambridge, on L M.......
2d payt. of L. M...
Sarah J. Thompson, Farmington a L M..
of Mrs Mary Cosair and Mrs Julia McNeil, Dan-
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TO DONORS.-Small Packages, sent to the City by private hand, may be left at either of the following places :
North Bro's and Gulett, Com. Merchants, Domestic Cotton Goods, &c., &c., 12 Murray St.
Jas. O. Bennett, Commission Merchant, 30 Whitehall St.
in your paper, of the child who ate no butter for fifty days to save for the children of the Home, our Janie and little Willie send you enclosed one dollar each, earned faithfully in the same way.
G. N. A. Cleveland, O.
I send you
EXTRACTS FROM CORRESPONDENCE.
Dear Ladies at the Home,--This is my birthDear Sister, --Mrs. Jennet Stewart has plac- day! I am six years old, so I send you sixty ed a gold eagle in my hands, to be forwarded to
cents which is one dime for every year of my you to constitute her granddaughter, Miss Jen- | life, for the children of the Home. I have net S. Pennington, a life-member of the A. F. never sent any before, but I think every G. Society. Enclosed please find $5 (gold);
little girl and boy who has both father and the remainder I will send by the next mail.
mother and a home of their own, can afford to Mrs. 8. is a widow, nearly 70 years old. She send a dime every year to those who have is deeply interested in your labors, and intends none, and if every one would do so, it would you shall hear from her every year, as long as amount to a great deal of money, which would God gives her strength to work, and blesses do a great deal of good. I hope to come and her with sale for her knitting.
see you some time. My mamma has been
L. W. JUDKINS. there, and has told me about the little children
in the nursery, and how nicely the children
sing in school. When I am a little older, I A Wise Device. - Dear Madam,-One year
hope I shall be able to write letters myself, ago the first day of October, I procured & small
instead of having mamma write for me. Goodwooden box with a hole in the top, to drop by, from your little friend, FANNIE L. M. money in as I could spare it, and wrote on the
Milwaukie, Wis. cover, “to be opened Oct. 1, 1864.” One
Another child writes: half of it was to be given to charitable pur
I am a little girl, only twelve years old. I poses; so enclosed is five dollars, to be used
borrowed of a friend, one of your Advocates. as you think best. May it do some good, is
I do not take it myself, but I think it is a the wish of
MRS. T. F.
good, useful, Christian paper. Clinton, Iowa.
thirty cents to help the poor and needy. It is
but a little, but it is all that I have. I think A Sacred Investment.--Mrs Stone,
the poor children need it more than I do.
M. M. D.
Necessaries cost 80 much.-Dear Madam,-
Enclosed please find two dollars for the benefit
mother. We mean to donate something eve
ry year for this cause. We hope this small
the Home at some future day.
ANNA and Ida L. B.
Well Done. To the Ladies of the Home, –
My little boys, Georgie and Henry J. Southard
have to-day sent you one barrel of apples for towards helping the poor children. Twenty
the children of the Home. The freight is paid six cents of it are from my little son, (almost
to Albany and they send you twenty-five four) the pennies he has saved from time to
cents for the remainder. This is the third time. He wishes to send all he has this time.
barrel they have sent you, and they still reOnce before, in sending, I asked him if he did
member the Hoine and its friends. H. J. F.
East Palmyra, N. Y.
and some oldor children, will smile their thanks for any
clothing, old or new, that will make them comfortable in the them some playthings of his. The remainder,
cold weather. There are a great many to be clothed, and to twenty-five cents I put in, from my baby boy. keep them neat and warm, it takes a great deal of clothing, Trusting they may both grow up with the spi
and a great many stitches. We are told, too, by the Ma
tron and helpers, that the babies are in special want of everit of Christ, which was to give bountifully, I
rything that babies wear.-Ed.
More Self-denial.-Mrs. 8. A. Stone,-Fol-
lowing the example noticed a short time since
“IN GOD WE TRUST."
In Him our nation shall confide;
Our land by His right hand to guide.
The everlasting God on high,
The ruler of the earth and sky.
Our father's God, the true for eye;
Whose wonders all His works display. In God we trust, whose love and migtat
Shall never be withdrawn from those
And dare to meet a world of foes.
Would us involve in ruin dread,
Pray that, like them, we too be lod.
Pass on, and on, this hopeful creed;
Whence comes our help in every need.
Yea, though our land with blood be red;
With holiest blood that e'er was shed
Shall on this blessed motto rest :
And call, with joy, their fathers blest.
Not in the gifts His hand bestows,
* Such is the motto on the two-cent coin lately issued at the Mint of the United States in Philadelphia. For this design we have to thank our excellent friend, Ex-Governor Pollock, of Pennsylvania, who is the director of the Mint. The whole country should rejoice at this new step toward
We recogniziug Jehovah as the supreme Ruler of nations. hope all our coing, as now dies are needed, will be similarly inscribed, and that our national Constitution may likewise soon contain a declaration of our Christian bomage and reliance.
ADVOCATE AND GUARDIAN.
TERMS. $1 a year, (in advance to Single Subscribers. Four copies, (and over] to one address, at the rate of 75C a year.
Letters concerning the Advocate and Guardian, and those containing funds for the Society, should be addressed:
MRS. SARAH A. STONE,
29 E. 29th Street,
Letters designed for the Board or Executive Committee, and Reports of Auxiliaries, address Corresponding Secretaries, A. F. G. Soc., 29 E. 29th St., New York. Box 4740. Advertisements. Only short ones are received-200 a line.
[No. 706. Nov. 16, 1864.]
EDITED BY MRS. SARAH R, L BENNETT.
Published, Semi-monthly, by the Executive Committee of the before, all the worn shreds had been turned in shaping and sewing. Occasionally as she AMERICAN FEMALE GUARDIAN SOCIETY, at the House
into lint, the yarn knit into socks ;* “ Nothing looked at the busy helpers, she thought of the of Industry and Home for the Friendless, 29 E. 29thSt.
remains now but empty boxes,” the mother command,“Gather up the fragments, that nothoften said to her children.
ing be lost." She had given from her linenOn a rainy day, when the household were closet and store-room, from all her household For Terms and Notices, see Last Pages
variously occupied, the children went quietly supplies, but our Lord Himself was mindful
away into the garret to look for something even of the fragments that remain. A large GOD HELP THE POOR !
more. Without stopping to examine the bro- basket was filled with the pretty bags, sup
ken furniture banished to the eaves, or the plied with tape, then the dusk interrupted God help the poor, the friendless poor, Whose scanty garments bear
piles of old pamphlets and dingy books, the their work. The marks of want and penury, little circle gathered around a wooden box.
On another holiday, the children gathered Whose brow's the place of care;
The light from the small window fell on the again, with baskets of contributions for the Who bear alone life's heavy load Of toil, and want and woo;
bright, eager faces intent on obtaining trea- filling of these bags. The old grandmother No smile of love to cheer them on sures from this receptacle of “pieces.” Ma
was present, with her worn, trembling hands Their dreary path below.
tronly Helen, laughing Rose, and noisy Fred, still ready to help. The children had been God help the poor, the erring poor,
with the busy little pet of three years, plunged very industrious in begging from all their Who tread life's sinful way,
their hands quickly into this stronghold of rolls friends, some thrifty housekeepers had given Feeling that scorn's proud lip is curled Upon them day by day; and bundles. Helen collected in her apron a
papers of aromatic tea, others had sent boxes There's many a heart all scathed by crime, pile of calico and gingham, grave and gay in
of pepper to be divided into little parcels. By That has thus reckless grown tint. Were all these scraps designed for won
the inother's advice, the contents of the basBecause the feet were left to tread The path of want alone.
derful doll's dresses, to be manyfactured by 'kets were placed on the table, and arranged the skillful fingers of the children?
systematically. There were envelopes and God help the poor, the orphan poor, For whom no home-fire gleams,
A few fragments of silk had crept into the bright steel pens, lead pencils and needles. It Who never meet a mother's smile, box, these were gladly seized, as real prizes. tle ones how to stick the needles on bits of
was the grandmother's work to show the litSave in their midnight dreams; Who never clasp a father's hand, With much laughing and talking, the children
flannel for each bag. Then some of the boys Save in the hour of sleep,
took possession of the sitting-room, where the But toil for strangers all the day, sofas and chairs were covered with the spoil. in little boxes, others sorted buttons and
were directed to place a certain amount of tea No hour to rest or weep. "O, mamma," exclaimed Rose, we found
wound thread on cards. The working went Oh! ye, whom God hath given much,
lots of pieces for our comfort bags." Deal gently with the poor,
on merrily, all were striving to be useful under And never let the shivering form
In dismay, the prudent mother saw the array the direction of their guides.
of well-saved fragments for counterpanes, but The children had forgotten all about their Go kindly to their lonely cots,
her lightest reproof was checked by the sight plays and books, the chesnuting in the clear, With liberal hand to bless; To dry the lonely widow's tears,
of these faces shining with the pleasure of October air, the romps in the withered leaves, Comfort the fatherless.
What could the children make all their thoughts were absorbed by the comAnd, oh! the poor and erring ones from these odd bits of stuff!
fort bags. When the contributions had been Scorn not, nor proudly deem
In the afternoon the pieces were arranged sorted and prepared, the happy children were Their hearts may not be touched by love,
on the table, the chairs drawn near the grate, allowed to fill the bags. They were seated in Though reckless now they seem; Ye've sinned, yet God has given you
while the impatient little girls awaited the ar- order on chairs and ottomans, some on the Give-more shall yet be given,
rival of their friends. Presently, the young, toor, others in the deep window seats, while And that degraded one may deck Thy glory-crown in heaven.
joyous faces were seen, and many little fingers, their dimpled hands placed the articles in the fitted with shining thimbles, held the pieces depths of the bag. When all were supplied cut into the right shape, while they took small with envelopes containing one or two pens,
stitches, with womanly care. An older girl the boxes of tea were distributed, then the MAKING COMFORT BAGS.
helped the little ones by cutting out the bags buttons and needles, after that pencils, thread The old garret had been thoroughly ran- and basting them around the edge. The and pepper were duly packed away. One kind sacked for stores of linen and cotton months fother came, with her clever hands, so quick friend had sent those little books of Psalms,
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with thin covers, for each bag, those words of very fine to live in a city, to those who have “he is too respectable ;" we have known them David's which may become to some poor sol- not tried it, but it is something of a drawback buy the stuff after they came into town to indier "sweeter than honey.” In a few of the to have the air all breathed over before it crease their own supply. Trust to nothing but bags were boxes of dried fruits, or nuts and reaches you, the food wilted and dried, and your own actual knowledge as to the source of raisins. the milk-what?
the milk you use. There are honest men, and “I wish my bag to seem just as if it came I was on board a boat one day, when the it is worth taking some pains to find them. from his little girl at home," exclaimed one chief feature of one of the decks was an array loving child. There were indeed many loving of great milk-cans, going back empty, after surprises prepared, and many comforts stored carrying to the city the daily supply. Two
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on their way home were talking
OUT IN THE COLD. together. Some added slips of papers with together. “Only think,” said one of them,
The winter is approaching, already the their names and a few words of kindness. “these people always have stale milk. They The work was done, the bags ready to be
ground is strewn with withered leaves, and never can get their milk fresh."
the autumnal chill is in the air, whispering to packed in a box for the expressman, the chil- Alas! she did not state the worst of it. dren went home still talking of the comfort | The milk that came in those cans was stale,
many a shrinking heart of biting frosts that
congeal the very life-blood. bags. was mixed with water, but it was purity
Christian men and women whose roofs are Are these bags really useful to the soldier? | itself compared with the fluid that is sold in
well covered from the driving storms, and They are like presents from home, of those the streets and goes out to poison our own
whose wardrobes are well stocked with warm little things which they cannot get in camp or lives and kill our children. Every now and
flannels and comfortable wrappings--we to hospital. Each bag contains little treasures then we wake up and somebody publishes a
whom the coming of the snow brings only most welcome in their condition. They need statement, and the people try to get better
visions of glowing cheer within protecting the buttons for their clothes, the needles and milk and think something is done, and the pa
walls—as you value the blessings which have thread for mending, the pieces of soap urgent- pers are full of the subject for a week; noth
graciously fallen to your share, have a thought ly, the envelopes for letters, the tea for their ing is really done, the affair dies away and the refreshment. When the stores are provided work of death goes on.
for those whose anticipations are only of
poverty and suffering. As you get in your in a wholesale way for sick and wounded When a nursing mother has a fever or any
ample supplies of fuel, and stock your storemen, it is a great luxury to feel that they have terrible disease, her infant is taken away and
rooms with luxuries, and pile your drawers some resources of their own, some little com- is not allowed to draw the impure milk. What forts for their particular use.
with fleecy garments, remember the old and It is a real shall we say to the fact that thousands of cows,
the feeble, and the tender little ones who may charity then for children to remember the who are every day inilked for supplying the soldiers in this way.
be perishing, out in the cold ! city, are in a state of disease? Crowded toThink of the hospitals, with their long rows gether in close, horrid stables, never moving of beds, where the men are served with bread about or breathing the air of heaven, fed on
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HOW IT STRIKES A STRANGER. wearisome illness. The little books will be through their fevered veins and served out
As a stranger to the workings of kept under the pillow, the handkerchief will through our streets to poison us and our the “ Home for the Friendless," I concluded wipe away homesick tears, the tea will revive children.
to visit all the Industrial Schools connected a drooping soldier. Who will give their odds Of course, we always fancy that what we get with the Institution, (as being one part of the and ends of leisure, a little tea from their Chi- is pure; it is called "pure county milk," or work) and see for myself the happy results in nese chests, a few needles from their papers has the name of some rich county, or the
I have visited four out of the five, The garrets and closets will yield many wagon will have upon it Greendale or Grass
and cannot withhold an expression of the pieces for this work, the waste papers can be ville, or something suggestive of the pure coun- heartfelt satisfaction I have had in the inspecsold and turned into envelopes. “Mamma try.
We were so cheated once, where the man tion. The class of children reached by these keeps giving away, but she always has some- kept cows and pigs in a street not far from us, schools is without, and beyond the helping thing left," said little Rose. You too bave and we finally traced him to the horrid den.
hand of any other system of education. something left, charity is not exhausting, it is You can't trust.
To pass over the detail of good resulting enriching. “I thought I had given all the A statement has recently been made by one from gathering these little ones under efficient, pieces I could spare for quilts," the children's of our citizens, an intelligent physician, who pious teachers, I will name only this one ; mother said, “yet there were plenty more for visited some of these horrid milk strainers.
that of bringing them under healthful discithe comfort bags."
There is a terrible disease among the cows, pline a certain number of hours each dayAs the little birds build, with cunning art, which causes the tails to swell and drop off, obedience to rules being a principle seldom their beautiful homes from bits of straw and the lungs are diseased and the whole system is taught in their homes. Aside from the scattered threads, from soft scraps of wool and poisoned, vat they are milked as long as they thoroughness with which the elementary feathers, from a thousand little things wbich can stand, while they are dying of disease branches of an English education are taught, are never missed, we may use our very bits of | And this horrid Auid our children take, and
this, certainly, is of immense importance to time and material for the comfort and happi- | then we wonder they are not well. It is like this city. I was glad to see the cheerfulness ness of others. a dose of poison every day.
depicted upon almost every face, and the These statements are made by authority in promptness with which they answered in “the Citizen," a paper published by the Citi- recitations evidenced at once a praiseworthy
zen's Association of New York, and devoted to ambition to excel in good things. If it is UNHEALTHY FOOD-SWILL MILK.
reform. The same evil exists more or less in " education which forms the common mind," “Half the world don't know how the other cities. Ye dwellers in the country, be may we not confidently hope, that every little other half live,” is a common saying, and thankful that you are not exposed to such evils. "twig” will receive such direction here as very true. Fresh air, and fresh food, and You who live in the city, see to it that you do shall tell for good upon this stratum of society. fresh milk-how pleasantly the very words not poison yourselves and children. In visiting these schools, I felt interested to sound, how country-like. It may all look Don't believe your milkman, don't imagine learn if there were any known to the scholars
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