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adopted for the relief of the poor of Paris. establishments, throughout our country, like every real improvement in the great work He briefy sketched the origin and gradual “the Paris Governors of the Poor," had of saving the largest number possible of the development of the administration of the

scattered their ten thousand proteges far and young and friendless, for whose ruin the Assistance Publique, and showed how, from 1801, down to the present time, improve wide, in the homes of honest, well-conducted agents and agencies of the wicked one are ment had been going on in the manner of working-men, adopting some system adapt. al) awake and active. administering relief to the poor of the Frenched to give legal stability to their fostermetropolis. After an interesting description homes, securing alike the interests of the of this system, Mr. Jerrold pointed out that guardian and the child. In the absence of

For the Advocate and Guardian. the French system of treating and providing any such system, and in view of the great

"EVERY MAN HAS HIS PRICE." for neglected, orphan and deserted children, is, in all respects, unlike the English. The

wrongs known to be endured by thoge so We heard these words uttered a few days English brigade the little, helpless ones,

unfortunate as to wear the brand of “pau- ago in regard to our public men. We could while the Paris Governors of the Poor per;" in view, too, of the fact that between not refrain from protesting against sach an scatter their proteges far and wide, in the the asylum and the almshouse there was no allegation, for we were and are sure that there homes of honest, well-conducted working temporary stopping-place for the poor child

are in our great nation many as noble men as One admirable point in the regula

the soldier who, in the revolutionary struggle, of want and sorrow, save the prison or the tions of the Assistance Publique, is, that it

replied to one who tried to corrupt him with & takes care of the children of poor people, station-house, a temporary Home seemed

tempting bribe, “I am a poor man, but, sir, who are laid up in the hospital or committed indispensable, and was therefore established, to prison. If so much is not given in money now more than seventeen years since-not enough to buy me.”

poor as I am, the king of England is not rich in Paris as in London, the numbers who as a permanent asylum, but a place of re. But further thinking led us to agree with the are willing to give time and trouble to the ception and temporary protection, a means saying, not in its accepted meaning, but its poor, are greater in Paris. Having dwelt with much emphasis upon the many peculiar

to an end entirely legitimate, and of prac- literal one. Every man has his price. Satan and happy phases of French charity, Mr. tical utility. Similar motives and considera

makes visions of the kingdoms of the earth, Jerrold went on to say, that the cherishing tions originated at a later day--the two

with all their glory, pass before their eyes, and of home influence, as the best with which noble institutions at the Five Points, the

worldly men barter their principles, their souls, poor children can be surrounded, is the Juvenile Asylum, and many others of the

for place, power, money-fascinated by the main feature of all Paris charities that deal

great tempter into making a covenant with same class, in city and country. He believed that the most

death and an agreement with hell. good could be accomplished if a few among

Seventeen years have given to the man- The honest Christian worker-he, too, is London philanthropists would establish an

agers of these kindred institutions a few bonght with a price, and that price is the preorphan society, that would possess not one chapters of experience in dealing with

chapters of experience in dealing with cious blood of Him who gave His life a ransom brick in the way of asylum, but that should homeless and orphan children, and from

for many souls. The love of this blessed Recreate a thousand new homes over the countheir present post of observation, we think

deemer constrains him to labor cheerfully in try, for a thousand of the little Arabs of the all would testify to the conviction, that a

any place in the world's white harvest-field to streets. He put it as a question of “drill

which the finger of Providenco points. The under a Gothic roof, with a number for a temporary Home is a necessity, and that

visions that cheer him on his way are not of name, or of a new home in a wayside cotunless all should make the almshouse avail

earthly rest and grandeur, but of the blessed tage, and farm·labor in the fields."

able as a stopping place for their children, land where sinless beings only are, and into We are glad to learn from the above that before sending them out, and a temporary which, by God's grace, he hopes to enter, when Paris Charities

, which deal with the young, stopping-place if returned by the family his appointed task on earth is done, to dwell regard the cherishing of home influence as taking the child on trial, there would be

forever near Him, whom not having seen, be

loves and adores. the best with which

poor

children can be much embarrassment, and much labor lost. surrounded In this they agree precisely The first finding of a home for an attractive with the A. F. G. Society, who, more than child is one step, and requires comparatively LOVABLE CHRISTIANS. & quarter of a century since, began to act small effort; permanent and wise provision practically upon the same principle, seeking for all classes and grades of the neglected, and finding homes in the rural districts for so that they shall not go out from one com

Paul paints the portrait of the true Chris.

tian in the eighth verse of the closing chapfriendless children, found in their walks of munity to burden others, or fail to reach

ter of his letter to the Philippians. Here it usefulness, or commended to their care by adult life so trained as to become good and

is; the portrait is one that he might have others. Success crowned these early efforts; useful citizens, quite another. But the written his own name under when it was but there was usually an interim between world moves in this regard, and in this we done. the time of finding the homeless child, and may rejoice and take courage.

"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are that of securing the place best adapted to There is room and work for all, and when true, whatsoever things are honest, whatso

ever things are just, whatsoever things are become its permanent home, during which, the atmost strain is brought upon the ca

pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever shelter, food and raiment were provided in pacities of all who are heartily enlisted in things are of good report; if there be any the homes of the Managers.

They did not these efforts, much still remains to be done. virtue, and if there be any praise, think on deem it needful to take such children where Multitudes of the young and friendless are these things." they would be classed as paupers, and had still left to drift hither and thither upon the

In the former part of the verse Paul paints no arrangement by which they might reach tide of time, till they are found, perhaps in

the strong features of the Christian--his

truthfulness, his honesty, and his uncomproand dispose of children in companies, that prison cells, or, “in those dread abysses mising sense of right. These are such deep had already been gathered into almshouses. where both soul and body die." Let all do lines as Michael Angelo painted in his fig.

Well iad it been for many of this class, with their might what their hands may find ure of Moses and of the stern heroes of the if, at that early day, the governors uf these to do, seeking earnestly to learn and adopt / prophetic era.

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could get large wages, and pay a girl to work ted the piercing eye, the majestic brow, and blessed Saviour ever fall into either of these for her grandparents. We tried to show her the leonine mouth of his hero, throws in the extremes for a moment? Was not His the the folly and ingratitude and danger of her soft touches that give a womanly sweetness sinless, incorruptible majesty that awed His course. Ooming to the city, a stranger, withto the visage, so Paul completes his portrait followers, while His gentle benignity inspired out means or friends, seeking employment by presenting loveliness and admirableness as their: enthusiastic love? If Jesus were now with none to guide her, she bad been exposed the crowning attractions of the Christian on earth, we can imagine that the poorest to the wiles of the designing, but thought she character. "Whatsoever things are lovely," people would not be afraid to approach Him. had thus far escaped moral pitfalls. A lady

“and whatsoever things are of good Were He to enter a modern mission-school present accompanied her to the house - a report.” This is the only place in the New as He once entered a synagogue, how the friend who would protect her till she could reTestament in which the word “ lovely” is to ragged youngsters would draw to Him! If turn to the home she had so unwisely left. be found. It literally signifies what is dear He visited houses, how welcome to any one. It is that quality in the Chris- He would make Himself at our firesides, and

Wednesday, 6th. A young woman applied tian character that engages the affections of how our children would love to climb on His

for assistance, she had been in St. Luke's Hogall who come into its presence. The phrase, lap and kiss that sweet, pensive, benignant pital for treatment of the eyes ; she had lost " things of good report," also occurs in this face! There is nothing derogatory to His

one eye, the sight of the other was failing. passage alone. It means that which excites divine dignity in this. Christ Jesus drew

After she left the hospital, she obtained work ; admiration and wins approbation. The two to Him poor suffering women, and outcast

her employer failed, and at her lodgings she expressions together signify in plain English, publicans, and sinners that had a sore heart- was robbed of her clothes. She said she had “be lovable; let your life win the hearts of ache, and troops of little children who re- friends in Albany who would give her employall around you."

joiced to receive His benediction or to sing ment and a home. As she hau won a good It was well that the apostle put in this finhosannas in His praise.

name while in St. Luke's Hospital, ** mave her ishing stroke. It was well to remind the most Now, what Christ was, every Christian aid and requested Mr. A. to obtain a passage conscientious Christian that he should strive should strive to be. He is our model, not for her to Albany. to render his religion attractive to others. only in holiness, but in winsomeness of char- Our attention was next called to a mother, For not every good man's piety is lovable.

acter also. Let us learn of Him. Let us holding in her arms a lovely little girl of six Some men's religion has too much acidity to

learn from Him how to combine the most months, so full of life and beauty, that it was taste well. Others sour their religion with rigid sense of justice, purity and integrity not easy to believe she had been nursed un der an intense censoriousness. Their conversa

with the lovable attractions of a sunny face, a cloud of poverty and sorrow. The mother tion is enough to set every one's teeth on a kind word, an unselfish courtesy, and a

said she was the widow of a sailor, that she edge. After an hour's talk with them, you genuine sympathy for even the most har

had lost five children, that she was unable to think the worse of even the best men you dened sinners. The worst men may scoff at

take care of this, and not willing to trust it to know. They are crabbed Christians. Every Bible religion, but at heart honor the consis

the care of those who took poor people's chilbody respects them, but nobody loves them. tent Christian who wears the beauty of holiness in his character and conduct. A living, with the dear one, she had made up her mind

dren to board, and though it was hard to part We once had a venerable and most godly. minded officer in our Church, who never did lovable Christian is the most powerful argu

it was best for her and her child to entrust it a wrong act to my knowledge; and yet he ment for the Gospel. No infidel ever yet never did a pleasant one either. He was a refuted that.

to those who would adopt and love it as their

The child and the mother were received. perfect chestnut bur. There was a deal of Study Christ, then. Love Christ. Get good solid "meat ” in him, but no one liked your heart saturated with Him. Follow A soldier's widow, from Baltimore, gave us to prick his fingers in coming at it. So the Christ

. His example and His grace can the following story. Her husband was an Engrugged old man was left to go on his way to

turn deformity and sullenness and sin into lishman, had at one time three furnishing heaven, working and praying, and scolding the sweet comeliness of "whatsoever things stores

the sweet comeliness of “whatsoever things stores in Boston, but bis disposition for gamas he went; but even the children in the are lovely, and whatsoever things are of bling was so strong that he spent as fast as he street were almost afraid to speak to him. A good report.” He that winneth souls is made, and his family were poorly provided for, drop or two of the apostle John in his com

wise. But, if you would win sinners to the After the war commenced he enlisted in this position would have mode him a glorious Saviour, you must make your religion state. She went with her three daughters to specimen of a Christian. We hope that he winsome. -Independent.

Baltimore;

for a time she nursed in a hospital has become mellower by this time in the

for soldiers, but found it too trying to her feelsunny atmosphere of heaven.

ings, and took a situation as laurdress in the There is also a sanctimonious set-face HOUSE COMMITTEE'S REPORT FOR OCTOBER

hospital. One of her daughters was learning which some people wear that is anything but

1st. A gentleman from Nyack called to see a trade, the second daughter, of the age of 14, attractive. We once dealt with such a man if we would receive an infant of five days, and one of five years, were left at home when in business; and we always counted carefully whose mother died when the child was but she went to her employment. About two the change he gave us back after a purchase. two days old. The motherless one was re- weeks since, on returning home, she found her We did it instinctively; for we had an un- ceived.

daughter of 14 had left home with her clothcomfortable suspicion that his manner of A woman who found it almost impossible to | ing. She immediately commenced search, look and speech was a mask to hide from support her family, called to see if her five traced her to Philadelphia, there a policeman the world a designing nature. Perhaps we children could be received into the Home at the depot said he saw one answering to her did him injustice ; but the fault was his own through the winter, believing that if she went description handed by a conductor into a car in wearing so repulsive a sanctimoniousness. to service, she might gain something towards for New York. The mother having spent most A lovable Christian is one who hits the their support, as well as her own.

of her money, left a new pair of shoes in pledge golden mean between easy, good-natured A young girl, from the country, gave us the for her passage; has now been several days in laxity of conscience on the one hand, and following account of herself. She had lived search of her daughter without gaining any stern, ungenial moroseness on the other. with her grandparents from childhood, was tidings. “I feel," said the poor mother, “ as if He is sound, and yet ripe, sweet, and mel loved and kindly treated by them, but not as I were losing my senses. Oh! what will below. He never incurs contempt by yielding well dressed as some of her associates were, or come of my children at home.” A manager, to men's sinful prejudices, nor does he incur as she desired to be, so she thought she would who has friends residing in Baltimore, made the antipathy of others by doing right in a come to the city and obtain a place where she I inquiries respecting thein, the woman stated

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circumstauces relating to them that satisfied her that she must know them. It was thought best, if a free passage could not be obtained for her, that the Society should pay her way home.

A lady, accompanied by a French lady and her daughter, next called our attention and syi: bathy. Mme. L. was the widow of a once wealthy merchant. After his losses and death the lady had taught music and French at Washington, in the most wealthy families. She is now needing assistance. She has one son at a printing-office, another of twelve years, and a girl of fourteen. It was sad to hear this poor mother tell how incapacitated she was for a housekeeper, and to think what a cheerless home this once musical and fashionable woman made for her uear sons. We received the daughter or trial and directed the lady to some benevolent French families.

7th. Called in to the Home school, the bright, clean faces of a hundred children caused a thrill of gratitude to Him who had spared me to witness such a cheering sight. After a recitation of many beautiful promises to the young from the Bible, they answered intelligently an object lesson on the qualities, uses, &c., of chalk. It is pleasant to witness their earnestness and growth in thinking and watchful attention to their teacher.

On entering the hall, a delicate-looking woman handed us a paper, stating that she was a worthy American widow and had five children, the eldest but nine years old. Her husband was an inventor, and in time his family might receive something from government. As the note was signed by several reliable ladies known to us, some aid was given her and a promise of more, if our visitor found her family as the note stated. It was hard to doubt such a sad-looking face.

A girl of fourteen came in weeping, said her mother died the day before, and she had no friends. We asked her where she had lived, her answer was, “On the plank road." what plank road ?” “I believe near Jersey City." "Was it on the way to Bergen ?” “Yes, ma'am.” “How came you to find the Home ?" “Somebody told me to go to the Girls' Lodging House, but I could not find it, and I was crying when a lady asked my trouble, and I told her, and she sent une here." She was received; she has never been to school, was made lame by a fall wlien but three years old, and lost her father about that time, and had taken care of her sick mother for some time.

Had a pleasant call from a teacher long employed in the Home school. Received an application in behalf of a misused wife and daughter.

Gave aid to a soldier's wife whose family are in a suffering state from sickness and poverty. Three months have passed since the wife heard from her husband. These particulars were stated by a friend who came with her, who had been a nurse in a family connected with

one of the committee. Our visitor was requested to call on her.

Visited the I. School in the Chapel. It was a gala day, the children had enjoyed a pleasant entertainment, and were singing, playing, etc. The teachers and lookers-on were partakers of their pleasure. We admired the wisdom and goodness that has connected the means of our physical growth, with so much enjoyment.

A lady, from the country, who is much interested in the Home schools, called with two little girls, who through visiting the I. Sciool with her some time past, resolved to do what they could for it.

Fanny and Bessy each handed us a bundle of neatly-basted patchwork, no small offering for children of their ages.

A gentleman called to select a little girl. A large number of visitors passed through the buildings to-day. The closing incident of the day was deeply interesting and suggestive. Having time, we accepted of an invitation from the matron to attend evening service in the Chapel.

Children, with their care-takers, were there. The boys on one side of the hall, the girls on the opposite; behind them were women with infants and others employed by or under the care of the Society. The children commenced the exercises by repeating together the 4th chapter of Proverbs, they then sang, “ Jesus loves me.” After prayer they continued kneeling and in a most impressive manner repeated the Lord's prayer and "Now I lay me down to sleep." Then all united in singing that beautiful hymn, “Glory to Thee, my God, this night." Then orderly and silently left the chapel, many of the little creatures looked truly devotional, kneeling with uplifted faces, closed eyes, and clasped hands, saying, Our Father, who art in heaven."

I longed that all interested in the advancement of Christ's kingdom could witness that evening service, but more, I longed to have those who pray, “Thy kingdom come," but make no effort to instruct the ignorant, and by love win them into Christ's fold, see and hear those little ones. It was a beautiful subject for a Christian artist. Can these children ever forget these meetings and sweet songs, hymns, and prayers ? Sin may obscure, but not efface their memory.

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and emery balls from friends, per Mrs E. B. Billings. Warren, barrel containing dried fruit, clothing, quilt

and basted work from a few friends, also a collar

given by an invalid, per Mrs Elizabeth Ramsdell. R. I.--Westerly. barrel containing sheets, quilts, basted

work and clothing from friends, per Miss M. E. Smith. Conn.--Ashford, box containing caps, qnilts and other

articles froia friends, per Miss Delia A. Gifford. Jewetts City, package containing crib-quilt and clothing

from Miss Mary Tyler.
N. Y.--Deposit, quilt made by a S.S. Class and a few clothes,

per Mrs H, Coffin.
Rushford, a box containing clothing from the Ladies'

Sewing Society, per Mrs R. S. Stebbins, Pres.
Genesee, a few book-marks from an invalid, Eliza Bliss.
Candor, a barrel of potatoes from Rev. G. N. Todd.
Gilbertsville, 17 vegetable bags from Miss Nellie Gilbert,

per Mrs Chester.
East Palmyra, barrel of apples from two Home children,

per H. J. Foster.
Bedford, package of children's clothing from Juvenile

Miss, Society, per C. A. Hervy.
Middletown, wearing apparel of the late Miss Wheeler.
Tarrytown, stockings from Mrs Howard.
N. Y. City.-Package from Mrs Henry J. Scudder.
Basket and box of grapes from Mr King, per Mr Edwards.
Package from Mrs Parker Handy.
Sack of salt from Storms & Ferris, 185 Washington St.
Astoria, package from Mrs Cawley and Mrs Hallett.

For Industrial School Nol.
9 yds. shirting from Mrs. Crehore.
2 parcels of clothing from Mrs Runk,
Parcels of clothing from Mrs Rodgers, Mrs Johnson and

Mrs G. B. Young and rempants of calico.
A parcel of clothing and 4 1-2 yds. new delaine from Mrs

Sands.
A parcel of clothing from Mrs Chester.
4 pairs of stockings knit by a lady,

86 yrs. of age. Ohio.-Jersey, Infant's clothing from a friend. Mich.--Clinton, package containing scissors, needle-cases

tatting and other articles from Miss Sarah Barker. Minn.-Lake City, package containing quilts and clothing

from J. Workman. Unknown.-Package of fancy articles from L. M. P. Quilt from Miss Bryan, per Miss Dixon.

Aims of the An. Pemale 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 best adapted, &c., to secure for them permanent country homes iu Christian families.

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

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

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

8d. To afford a place and means of protection for destitute
respectable young women, without employment, friends or
home, and within the age and circumstances of temptation.

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

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

m The "Home," since it was established in 1847, has
sheltered, fed and clothed, temporarily, many thonsand
children and adults. It is sustained by charitable contribu-
tions, and is constantly needing donations of money, cloth-
ing, provisions, &c.

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

29 E. 29TH ST.,
Care

NEW YORK.
A. Chapman, [Healey's Express,] Pier 16, N. R.
A list of articles, with donors' names and post-office ad.
dress, should be enclosed in the package, and another
similar list sent by mail, stating when and how the package
Was forwarded.

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

[ A CARD.-The Managers of the Home gratefully acknowledge the very generous gift from Mr. Alfred Edwards and friends, of fifty-four iron bedsteads-with mattresses--for the chiidren. The contributors for the same were: John I. Cross, Esq., Brooklyn.

100 00 Wm. H. Russell, Esq., N. Y

100 00 Watson E. Case, Esq., do

50 00 J. J. Donaldson, Esq., do

50 00 J. W. Townley, Esq., Elizabeth.

50 00 Alfred Edwards, Esq., N. Y...

59 60 The bedsteads, etc., were purchased and presented by Mr. A., the

bill for the same being $409.60, a self-prompted and noble expression of the interest felt by this kind 'friend in the dear children whom it is his pleasure to instruct from Sabbath to Sabbath and from year to year, and whose daily physical wants he frequently remembers like a true father. May the blessings promised to the cheerful giver ever rest ppon him and the above-named list of friends.j

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.

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

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

3,286,270 33 Liabilities...

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

CHAS. J. MARTIN, President,

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

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.

We read your

BY EDNA DEAN PROCTOR.

history should we not have shrunk from the Father will never permit either your store-room EXTRACTS FROM CORRESPONDENCE.

sacrifice we as a nation and as individuals or treasury to be entirely empty. “PENCE MAKE Pounds.”—Enclosed please

would be required to make ? Ah! methinks find two dollars and seventy-five cents, a gift we should have prayed that the cup might

Little Charlie gives for the benefit of the from the Russell Baptist Sabbath-school arising

pass from us, or that God in His wisilom Home fifty cents given him by his foster-father from the penny collection. God speed you on might mark out some other way in which to

for confessing a fault, and telling the truth. your way in your good work.

Little Charlie was once an inmate of the dispose of that curse of our country. You paper with increasing interest. love the soldiers, so do I. Of three dearly-lov

Home nursery and desires to promote the wellCHAUNCEY O. GIBBONS. ed brothers who went out at their country's

fare of an Institution which once afforded him Russell, Nov. 2, 1864. call, three years ago, two of them uow sleep

a home. Soldiers' Families Remembered.— Will you in soldiers' graves.

THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER. please devote the enclosed five dollars to the

True they say that wreaths of glory

NOVEMBER 9TH, 1864.

Evermore shall deck their brow, relief of soldiers' families, those in the rank

But it soothes the anguish illy and file. I will forward some more soon.

Sweeping o'er our heart-strings now."
A FRIEND TO THE CAUSE.

VICTORIOUS Banner! to wind and to sun
New Albany, Ind.

I cannot express in words how much your Unfurl the proud colors no traitor has won! paper has done to sustain me. Ofttimes I have

Thy stars beaming clearer and fairer each fold

Than the hour when to angels and mortals unrolled, A letter received some little tine since from

been on the point of trying no more when on For earth does thee homage, and under thy shrine a friend in Waterbury, Ct., says:

opening the uncut sheet I would see just the They sleep who have quaffed immortality's wine !
With tears in my eyes

Wo hail them, we pledge them, the brave who have died While reading the last Advocate (which I thing to encourage me.

Unyielding, exultant, thy standard beside; always do from the beginning to the end) where and joy in my heart, I would thank the Lord

And hark! from the limitless fields they reply fifty cents was sent as a birthday offering for

for guiding the hand to pen what I needed to And swell the glad anthem we give to the sky. a child five years old, the thought occurred to open my eyes that I could see the rough places

Bright Banner! of Freedom the sun and the shield ! me, why not propose to each Life Member a and take hold of the helping hand.

Though stirred by the sharp call of bugles a-field;

Or high at the mast nead caressed by the breeze birthday offering of one dollar each; this

Where watch the blockaders the warm southern seas;

Little Children at the Home.-Enclosed I would make quite à sum in one year, to help

Or floating o'er forts where the silent guns frown, your good work. Through the kindness of

send you one dollar that I earned by going At morning, at midnight, still guarding the town; our Society I have been made a Life Member, without pie and cake for one month. Hoping Or flung out in triumph the joyful land through

Till the wide air is winged with the Red, White, and Blue; it will do you a little good and wishing you a my birthday passed some weeks since, but I

What rapture must lift thee, must thrill tbee to know resolved to begin this year and hope to be happy Thanksgiving, I am your little friend,

That thy glory is safe from the grasp of the foo! able as long as I live to make this offering

MINNIE B. R.

Had traitor hands seized thee, O Flag of the Free,

Little Falls, Noo. 14, 1864. yearly. Wonld that all the Life Members

Or base Northern traitors who fawn at the knee

Of the fiends that would rend us and sink us in shame would make the like resolve. I hope the prop

The fire on our altars hud smothered its flame; osition will be made in the Advocate. It can

Offering of Love.Dear Friends of the

Thy rich hues had faded ; thy peerles8 stars fled do no harm and may result in much good to Home, Please accept from a sincere friend the

To beam from the skies o'er our patriot dead. enclosed little gift of $1.30. It is but a trifle, No land but its noblest had mingled their tears your Institution. I enclose one dollar as a

With ours for the crime that had clouded our years, birthday offering.

but it is the offering of love and friendship, May many go and do

And a wail had gone up from the uttermost sea likewise is the sincere desire of a warm friend

and as such I trust may prove acceptable. It For the hopes that had soared and were captive with thos. to the cause in which you and so many dear is, I hope, the first of many donations from

Thank God! thou art free as thine eagle that flies sisters are engaged. myself and children. My little boy of four and

At noon from his eyrie, broad-breasting the skies! a half years sends ten cents which he has re- And thy gleaming blue, guiltless of traitorous stain ceived by way of reward for some little service

As the azure he cleaves where the morning stars wane; Dear Home Friends, - Little Nina is thank

For the people who love thee have sworn to defend, performed. I have told bim of the Home and

Till wars and oppressions in righteousness end; ful for your answer, but as it came a little late, the friendless, lonely ones gathered into its warm Till the wind of the south murmurs peace while it blows, her mother had disposed of the old clothing in embrace, and fed, and clothed and taught the

And the battle-fields blossom and smile as the rose; behalf of a very poor family of four small chil

And the oceans and lakes and the broad Gulf below way to Jesus, and he willingly sends to them dren.

Thy splendors flash back, undisturbed by a foe. She will send to the Home next week, the first fruits of his labor. I also enclose ten five little flannels and two or three other arti

O glorious Banner! thy perfect reign comes ! cents for my little daughter and her little twin

Through thunder of cannon and tumult of drums cles. Enclosed you'll find one dollar ; from brother who is now an angel in Heaven, whom The sweet songs of Liberty steal on the air to-day this will be her regular monthly contribu- though he has gone from us, I cannot resist As State after State rises purified, fair, tion. May the poor, inotherless children that the desire to make share in our little gift.

And spurns her old fetters and steps to the van find the least comfort in her little contributions May God bless and prosper you, and open the

Of the host that is fighting for God and for man.

Exalt thee ! exalt thee! this chorus shall swell, smile a prayer for her to heaven; that her life hearts of the rich, that they may give of their And people to people its harmonies tell, be spared, and her happy mother will teach abundance to the poor and needy, is the prayer

Till the day of the Lord for the natious is born,

And thy stars meet the glow of millennial morn! her to be ever, a friend to the poor and afflict- of

A SINCERE FRIEND.

Indepondeni. ed.

Beloit, Wis.
NINA's YOUNG MOTHER.

ADVOCATE AND GUARDIAN.
Nero York, Nov. 12, 1864.
A Friend Writes :—We hope to send you a

$1 a year. [in advance to Single Subscribers. box of clothing and bedding next week. All

Four copies, (and over) to one address, at the rate of 750 & “ Our Land will be Free."-I love your hearts here are so enlisted for the soldiers, the

Letters concerning the Advocale and Guardian, and those paper because by your influence you sustain refugees and contrabands, that it is difficult to containing funds for the Society, should be addressed:

MRS, SARAH A. STONE, all things that are pure and noble and true. urge my plea for you in such a manner as to re

29 E. 29th Street, A brighter day is dawning—for our land will be ceive the response

I would like. May our many

Letters designed for publication, should be addressed to the free ; God has decreed it, though we walk calls to give teach us the lesson that the gift of Elitress of the Advocate and Gurdian, 29 E. 29th St., New through blood and tears. How many prayers yesterday does not release us from the obliga

Letters designed for the Board or Executive Committee, have been put up for the overthrow of slavery, tions of to-day. We rejoice with you at every

and Reports of Auxiliaries, address Corresponding Secreta

ries, A. F. G. Soc., 29 E. 29th St., New York, Box 4740. and yet could we have penetrated the future's gift you receive and feel sure our Heavenly Advertisements. Only short ones are received-200 a line

[No. 707. Dec. 1, 1864.]

TERMS.

year.

New York.

Box 4740.

York. Box 4740.

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