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full of armed, reckless men. Theirs was
persons. One family, consisting of two sisters, ther's side and repeated those same verses." an elegantly-furnished mansion, but it is so one of whom, a suffering invalid, whose hus- Have also read to-day to Mrs. K., aged seventy, no more. The fine carpets have been trans- band is in the army, was performing the last duty Mrs. K., ninety-two, also Mrs. G., all widows, formed into horse blankets. The fine chairs of earth to her only child, on the first day of The three first lean on children, the last meninto convenient fuel. The parlor into a bivouac the riot. A kind gentleman met her when re- tioned on a grandchild for support. ground and the sleeping rooms into tents for turning from the grave, and took her to a
26th. Three dollars were handed us to-day soldiers, who have ransacked and torn out the place of safety. It was a week before she
for Mr. and Mrs. K., and fifty cents for Mrs. bureau drawers, helped themselves to everycould return to her desolate home. The next
K.'s little Ellen. E. is a member of Home In.. thing, eaten the chickens, robbed the meat- family are two widows, a mother, with a little
dustrial School No. 1, and the committee will house and driven off the live stock. boy, and an aged aunt. The other family con
add from the missionary fund enough to buy After two days of pillage, they depart, sists of a mother, with three little ones ; so
her a pair of shoes. If our dear little friend leaving all behind them a desolation. The the ten quilts, dear childreu, have all gone to
who earned the fifty cents by picking the frapoor lady only escaped personal insult by households at present fatherless.
grant hops, could have seen the bright smile placing herself and little ones in the care of the Mrs. P- the mother of one of our In
on Ellen's face when we told her that a dear two officers, who in turn watched by the door dustrial School children, applied to us for some child in the country had worked hard to of a small loom-house, where she had taken infant's garments, she is a widow in the worst earn shoes for her, because she was so kind to refuge on the arrival of the party; by entreaties sense of the term ; her husband being she her sick mother and dear baby sister, I am she prevailed on them to spare her a shelter. knows not where. She has a sickly child of sure she would have felt very happy, for it was They did not burn the main building at that nearly two years, who cannot sit alone. On the Lord Jesus who said, “ It is more blessed time at least. Such are some of the sacrifices looking over our limited Dorcas-room supply, to give than to receive.” We would like to now being made by the loyal citizens of East in a pair of clouded stockings, we found this send for a present to-day to all of our dear Tenpessee. Will we not sympathize with note, “ My dear little Willy's, he is gone. Sally Home contributors, Psalm 41st., 1, 2 and 3d them, and come to their help ; how often have A. Jacobs.” We will say to little Willy's moI heard these poor sufferers exclaim, ": Oh, if ther, those stockings are keeping warm little
To Mr. K. I read the part of the letter that our friends at the North could only know all feet that we think will never walk till they referred to him, and will transcribe for the we have to endure, they would not be indiffer- walk where Willy does, in the streets of the
“friend of the needy," his own words, “I ent to our call for assistance; but they do not New Jerusalem.
never forget to pray for those who are so kind know.” The object, therefore, of these papers To Mrs. K. we gave a bandage for an ulcer
to us and I will remember that lady's children is to furnish this knowledge and to incite the ated limb; when we handed it to her, she said, daily, and pray that the Holy Spirit may make Christian patriot to renewed efforts, in the di“O, thank you! thank you, if you had not
His dwelling-place in their hearts and make rection of aid societies, on behalf of these given this to me, I must have gone without it, them pillars in the temple of our Lord.” As noble martyrs of liberty, who are willing to for I have nowhere else to look.”
we rose to leave, Mr. K. said, “ I should feel suffer the loss of all things, rather than that
Mrs. W., a widow of fourscore years, whom sorry to think that our kind friend had given the national interests should suffer: would that,
death has made childless, supports herself by away this money, but I know she has not; she through this instrumentality, we could incite
sewing and crocheting. We were enabled to has only lent it to One who will surely pay her to a more effective support, both by ministers
supply that, which upon inquiry, we found to again.” “Yes,” we replied, “ with good meaand people, of those who, already in the field, be her greatest present need.
." Mr. K. took up the words, “ Pressed are there crippled in their exertions by a limited supply of munitions and men. The work,
To Mrs. G., another widow, not as aged, but down, shaken together and running over, the war, is God's, and it will accomplish that
nearly blind, gave a quilted skirt; she, too, shall be given into her bosom in this world and for which it has been permitted, whether by death's doings, is written childless.
in the world to come life everlasting, and that we lend a helping hand or not. Let us, how
Mrs. B., a crippled widow, from whom an this may be hers and her children's I will over ever, beware lest we fall under the condem
estimable daughter has been lately removed by pray." nation of those who “ Caine not to the help of death, and whose only son has returned from
The donors to the Home are just as much rethe Lord against the mighty." God has seen the army an invalid, received a dress and com
membered in the incense from the poor that is the affliction of the slave and is come down to forter.
offered before the Throne, when their donations deliver him, until this is effected the war will
Mr. P., the German invalid soldier, pre
come directly to the Society, as when they not terminate, and no friend of humanity viously referred to, has received some assis
come to individual cases. We would say to should desire that it would. True it is a feartance from our missionary fund.
dear friends, that from our present stand-point ful engine, but it is under the control of a 16th. Called repeatedly at the City Hall in we think donations to the Society best, still beneficient Providence who is educing through behalf of Mr. F. who has been ill since the 5th
we do not wish to interfere with any donor's its instrumentality a more exalted civilization,
of May. Mr. F. said, “If I could go to Ger- preferences. not only for this country but for all nations on many, I think I might get well, but I have no
During the last month we have made about the face of the earth. means." By perseverance we obtained a pro
three hundred calls, and have found but three mise that his passage should be paid if he decided to go. After consulting with his physi- | hear the Bible read. It is encouraging to
houses where no one would accept a tract or BIBLE READER'S REPORT.
cian, and finding that he considered that the It has been our privilege to comfort and re- voyage would be deleterious instead of benefi- diffused, for it is not for us to say where is or
think that the good seed can be thus widely lieve some who suffered by the fearful riot. cial, Mr. F. decided not to leave his family, to
where is not the good ground. Three families,“ despoiled of their goods," were whom he seems tenderly attached, and it was provided with bed-coverings, by piecing cra- impossible for them to go with him. We pray
We have had a neighborhood prayer-meetdle-quilts together ; our Dorcas-room at that that he may not be without a berth in the ing for five weeks. Nine has been the largest time supplying no larger ones. By careful great ship of salvation when death shall call.
number that have assembled, two of these exarrangement we made three out of ten, thus, 20th. Mrs. E. G., a relic of the last century, pressed a desire to flee from the wrath to instead of the kind work of little hands, cover- listened with tearful attention as we read part
May this desire be quickened, till they ing ten cradles, it helps, in this instance, to of the sermon on the mount, and said, “ It shall cry, "What shall we do to be saved ?" keep warm three families, consisting of nine seems but yesterday since I stood by my mo.
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has been kept alive these many years, mainly different persons are differently constituted, DIED, at Brimfield, Mass., on the
8th of through her exertions. The object of the so- what is torture to one, would be unfelt by August last, Mrs. Lucy Bishop. relic of Dea.
ciety, as well as the success which attended its another. I always loved you the more, beJacob Bishop, aged 83.
efforts, seemed to her to call for much larger cause you so cheerfully gave up music and The estimable lady, who is the subject of
contributions, and a more general syinpathy painting, that you might devote yourself to this notice, too long delayed, was for many
than it received. No one, I am sure, has been your children. Remeinber your refined taste years, with her respected husband, a much
more regular in its support, or inore liberal in exerts an untold influence over the character loved parishioner of the writer, and he would
proportion to her means. A friend to the which each of those children is forming, and offer these few lines, for the columns of the
friendless, a mother of the motherless, and when you reflect how talented an amiable Guardian, as a small tribute to her menory.
kind and generous to all. She has gone to re- they all are, you should take courage, and She was received to the church in Brimfield
ceive her reward, which we cannot doubt will realize that, in this life, you are doing somein the year 1814, and for nearly fifty years be a “crown of life."
thing higher than drudgery. If the choico adorned her Christian profession, not so much
May many be raised up to imitate her Chris
was granted you, you would not renounce tian example and to honor her Lord. Cox, by any one brilliant act, as by her steady, con
your refined nature, and take in exchange the
Livonia, Nov. 28th, 1863. sistent, and exemplary piety, Christian sim
wealth und teinperament of Mrs. Carter.
“Soul refinement is a gift from the hand of plicity, and godly sincerity, eminentiy marking
Died, in Pavilion, July 5th, Mrs. Freelove her character. Her soul was bound up in the
God, far more precious than the boon of M. Fay, aged 63. Mrs. Fay died as the Chris
wealth. For you, cause of her blessed Master, and the spirit of | tian dieth-happy in the Lord. She had been
* There is a story in every breeze, the inquiry was always on her lips, "Lord, but a few months a member of the church,
And a picture on every wave.' what wilt thou have me to do." The various but in the mean time had been an active
"You inust form the acquaintance of Mrs. operations of Christian benevolence found a Christian; she gave the best evidence of her
Barton, whose husband is Mr. Carter's partner. warm place in her heart, and according to her faith in Christ, and when suddenly brought to
When they first came to the place, both Mrs. means, she freely cast of her substance into
Barton and Mrs. Carter were very gay, giving a dying bed, the question was asked her how the "treasury of the Lord." The Home, soshe felt in regard to living or (lying, she re
entertainments, and ningling much in society. called, was dear to her heart. She made herplied, “Not my will but Thine be done." The
Before one year had passe:l away, Mrs. Barton self a life-member of the American Female family, the church, and the community deeply
was greatly afflicted, in the loss of a beloved Guardian Society,
sister, who on her dying bed, bequeathed her scriber for the Guardian, and has left in her loss is her gain. May the Lord sanctify her
infant daughter to the care of Mrs. Barton. last will twenty-five dollars, in aid of the death to the good of all who witnessed her
“Daring tie following winter Mrs. Barton benevolent objects, for which this valuable calmness and happy state of mind, in the pros
experienced a hope in Ohrist. Mr. Barton, paper is the “ Advocate.”
pect of death. She died as none but the not being a Christian himself, could not comMrs. Bishop came to the grave in a good old Christian dieth. Bless God for religion.
prehend the inner life, from which his wife nge, as a shock of corn fully ripe. She died in
drew after she found peace in believing. The faith. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the
next spring, as usual, he went East for goods ;
For the Advocate and Guardian. death of his saints.” “The memory of the
upon his return home, he brought with him a.
SELF-SACRIFICE. just is blessed.” J. N.
little orphan girl, froin one of the benevolent Palmer, Dec., 1863,
Cousin Einma and I had been out making | institutions of the city, saying, “Mary, I have. calls; upon leaving the stately mansion where
brought you a nurse-girl, now you must go DIED, in Burlington, April 8, 1863, Mrs. Mrs. Carter dwells, we turned our steps home- out in the open air, and see if yon can find the Calista P. Smith, aged 64 years and 10 months, ward. As lights began to twinkle in the win- roses that have faded away froin your cheeks.””. Through a long illness she bore her intense dows, we quickened our pace, thinking of the “For a few weeks Mrs. Barton seemed to. sufferings with great patience, and looked dear ones at home awaiting our coming. renounce care. She was lovely and so changed, eagerly forward to the time when she should "Mrs. Carter is a model housekeeper," was no longer vain, but spiritual. When the pubbe called hence, to be here no more. In her the remark male by Cousin Emma Waldo. lic school opened she went back to the n'ırsery, the poor ever found a kind and generous friend, I replied, “With wealth and the best of
and every morning we would see Katy, satchel for with ready lands and willing heart, she servants at her command, the work she does in hand on her way to school. ever ministered to their necessitios. For on earth, is to keep house well."
“I am one to whom Mrs. Barton grants the many years the “Home for the Friendless " “I know, Alice," resumed Mrs. Waldo, “you | liberty of her rooms.
As I entered ber nursery was her especial object of benevolence, anci will say Mrs. Carter should live for something this morning, she said, in her sweet way, 'I many an aching heart lias been comforted by higher. I understand all this, and yet I never seldon indulge in apologies, however, I think the temporal blessings bestowed through her go to that house without contrasting the mag- it will be permissible this morning. I sat means. In no place is her loss so deeply felt nificence and order there found, with the down in this confusion while baby is sleeping, as in her own home, but may this fainily circle, plaigness of my own home, where I toil so that I miglit finish this coarse garment which thus broken for the first time, look forward to wearily, with but little apparent success. My I have been making for the purpose of assisting a perfect re-union in a purer realm.
tastes are refined ; luxurious surroundings seem a poor woman, who is overtaxing herself, in
to be a necessity of my nature. I care not for order that she may buy a cheap sewing-maDied, in Livonia, of congestion of the lungs, frivolous display, yet it is hard to forego in- chine.' very suddenly, Mrs. Susan Fowler, in the 76th tellectual culture, and many other refined joys, “She then spoke of the many mercies and year of her age.
which tend to elevate both the social and the blessings which God had conferred upon her, The deceased took a deep interest in all ob- moral nature. I love my husband and children and arnong the highest of these she reckons the jects of benevolence. She loved to do good. because they are dear to me, I toil to bring privilege of cultivating a self-sacrificing spirit. Her religion, as is all true religion, was expan- them home comforts, and yet I do it all in the She spoke of her hopes for the future of her sive and aggressive. She lived for others inore spirit of martyrdom, ever feeling that I was sister's child, and continued), “It is a source of than for herself, and above all for Christ. created for something higher than drudgery." | heartfelt joy to know, that by daily devoting
The Guardian Society, from the first received “Yes, my cousin,” I replied, “ many of us myself to the care of this little one, I place lier cordial and liberal support. The town have not only to carry the cross, but have also within Katy's reach the education which will Auxiliary Society, of which she was president, to wear the crown of thorn, and because fit her to do good in years to come.'”
“Dear Alice," said cousin Emina, “your
REPORT OF DANBURY FEM, GUAR. SOC. companionship has done my soul good. I will
October 30th, 1863. now go home, rejoicing in my treasures. May
I HAVE two sons, wife, I ever be mindful of God's mercies. I must
Two, and yet the same:
This is the fifth Annual Report of the doinga know the dear friend of whom you have drawn
Both are only one, wife;
of the Danbury Female Guardian Society. For
Bearing but one name; so lively a picture."
five years this Society has had an existence. The one is bearded, sunburnt, grim, and dwells Bidding each other good-night, I lingered a across the sea;
Those who compose its membership aim to do moment on the steps as my cousin turned The other is a little child who sits upon your knee.
good in a quiet and unostentatious manner. away, repeating the lines,
We cannot embody in our Report surprising
Only one is here, wife, " It is not all of life to live,
facts, or make remarkable statements, such as
Free from scath and harm;
I can hear his voice, wife,
would be likely to bring us into great notoriety. A. B. All about the farm.
We only seek so far to enlist the sympathies of The other is a great, strong man, wherever he may the benevolent, as that they may be interested
in our systematic plans for relieving the poor, But this one, shadowy and dim, is sitting on your assisting the friendless, and improving the kpee.
morals of those who may come under our inWHAT THE CHILDREN ARE DOING.
One is fierce and cold, wife,
fluence. Many times we have had occasion to With a wayward will ;
search out the cause which we knew not ; A lady writes:
He has passed through fire, wife,
woes and wants have been brought to light, I have a small class of young girls in the
Knowing good and ill;
and perhaps, at the same time, the means of Sunday-school. Since I took it, it has been He has tried our hearts for many a year--not bro
help and comfort. We like to have our mem
ken them--for he my practice to have them come to see me
Is still the stainless little one that sits upon your bers act in the capacity of visitors, we know it every Saturday for an hour's instruction. I
will be profitable for them sometimes to leave have often told them about the Home for the
their pleasant homes, and learn how others, in Friendless, and read them little pieces from
One did wilful wrong, wife,
different circumstances, most resort to strange
Bringing us to shame ; your paper, about what young children had
Darkened all the farm, wife,
expedients, and practice trying self-denial, to done for it, and very soon I found they were
Blotted our good name;
make a bare living. Then by calling from deeply interested, and wanted to do something And when our hearts were big with grief, he sailed
time to time upon some poor family in their themselves. This delighted me very much,
across the sea
district, they become acquainted with and and I told the dear children, I would call my But still we keep the little sop that sits upon your
specially interested in the individuals who
knee. little class “Charity Band," and they should
compose it, and can with better judginent, concome an hour earlier every Saturday, and I
One was rash and dark, wife,
trive for their advancement. Many ladies have would teach them to sew and make little fancy
Would have say for say ;
long done this work, and have become faithful and useful articles for the benefit of the Home.
Furious when child, wise,
almoners of the bounty which the public has
He went his wilful way; They were all so happy, and each one gave their
His voice in sinful rage was loud within the farm; from time to time placed in our hands for dismite, with which I bought a little gingham,
but he etc., and they commenced to sew with a right Remained the crowing little one who sat upon
tribution. A goodly number of workers con
sented at the beginning of the year to enlist in good will. They have enjoyed very much
our service and report at our meetings; their making up the little box of things I send with
One may fall in fight, wife,
efforts were commendable and their reports this letter, and they all hope they will do the
Is he not our son ?
interesting. During the summer our labors dear Home children as much good as it has
Pray with all your heart, wife, done them to make ther,
have been more abridged, and our meetings
For the wayward one; I must not forget to mention I have one
very thinly attended; we have even talked of Pray for the dark, rough soldier, who fights across dear little boy in my class, who was all alive
giving up our organization. This we should in his anxiety to do something, too. He said
Because you love the little one who smiles upon be sorry to do, and we find that those whom he could not sew, but he could make some
we have consulted are unwilling that it should
be done. Let thing, and the little box in the large one con
our friends join with us
One in sinful fight, wife, tains his contribution. I also enclose in this
As I speak, may fall;
heart and hand in pronoting the objects of twenty-five cents he wished me to send to the
But this one at home, wife,
the Society. Let them volunteer as visitors, Home.
Cannot die at all.
act as helpers, and encourage us by attending They both are only one: and how thankful we
our monthly meetings.
should be, From a teacher in Ohio:
Two little girls are at present under the care That we cannot lose the darling son who sits upon Mrs. Stone :--Will you accept this small
of the Society, they are in part supported by offering from teacher and pupils of a district
ijs, in part by their parents. Miss Bull has school, for your dear children. Out of the
I Am inclined to imagine that there are no little
charge of them and is doing her best for their poverty of our purses, but from the richness of things with God. His hand is as manifest in the advancement. our sympathy for your noble work, have we feathers of a butterfly's wings, in the eyes of an in
Applications are often made to us by those sect, in the folding and packing of a blossom, in contributed our mite. ($1.14.) the various aqueducts by which a leaf is nourish
wishing to take children to bring up or to do ed, as in the creation of a world, and in the laws domestic service for a longer or shorter period.
by which planets move. I understand literally Well done.- Dear Mrs. Stone, --When I saw the injunction; "In everything make your requests
At almost every meeting the case of some child a notice in the Advocate, requesting each sub
known unto God;" and I cannot but notice how is presented, who may be employed in this scriber to furnish an article for the Bazaar, I
amply these prayers have been met.
Sir Forell Burton.
way, and we have many times responded to wished to do something also; but mother
such applications. thought it would be helping the Society inore
Some months since, our Treasurer, Mrs. to get subscribers for the Advocate. I have
Oh! God's thoughts are not as our thoughts.
Huntington, left town, and our President, Mrs. succeeded in obtaining thirteen new subscri- thing within us, which is more precious in His Botsford has since kindly attended to the busibers for one year, for which I enclose six dol
sight. It is of far less consequence in any Divine
ness of that department. We deplore the selars and a half. Your little friend, L. S. what the man is.-Prof. A. Phelps.
vere illness of our President, and pray that she
may soon be restored to health. We miss her
and especially our young people who need see the speaking expression of earnest concheerful presence here this afternoon, her warm teaching on this subject. It is the boast of gratulation on familiar and stranger faces, to heart and willing hands seem indispensable that false church that it is always the same, when we think of the winter's work.
feel the warm grasp of distant Home helpors, and some recent experiences have warned us We have thankfully to record generous do
and to realize how tenderly heart meets that it is only biding its time, that its chanations from the public. We were not forgot-racter is unchanged, and fire and sword are
heart at the precious Mercy-seat, as they ten on Thanksgiving and fast days, and Elder still its weapons. Its spirit is the very es
“thank God and take courage," praying that Gilbert sent to us half of the proceeds of his sence of intolerance, and it would, where it
these “twenty ” talents may be so employed patriotic address, accompanied by a polite note, dares, crush out free speech, free acts, ay, even
as to accomplish the highest ends. We expressive of interest in our proceedings. free thought, if that were possible.
think, too, of the dear departed, once with Such a town as this affords a wide field for the Let our young people learn what we should us, and how their souls would be gladdened, operations of a charitable society. Intemper be without the Bible, once so highly prized, were they still in the flesh, by this large ance is a fearful evil here, and intemperate now so common, its sacredness is almost lost
token for good. How carefully and prayerparents have neglected and suffering chil- sight of. They may need it, should the time fully would they advise and act relative to dren. There are numerous vicious families of conflict come, as come it may, when we are
the use to be made of this important gift. needing to be reformed and elevated, there are not prepared for it, eveu though it may now numerous worthy families needing assistance seem impossible.
We may no more lean upon their counsel, and encouragement. Mrs. Botsford's dwelling We were not prepared for this war, yet it
but the yearning earth-bound spirit may still has continued to be our repository for second- came, and ere we were well aware, we were look confidingly to the Rock that is higher hand garments, which are often received with in the midst of it. Yet more stormy times are
than they great satisfaction, and made to go far towards predicted during the next six years; let us We rejoice in the fact that not alone has fitting children for day-school or Sabbath- watch and be sober, and strengthen our hearts this Society been liberally remembered hy school. for whatever our Lord may send.
the same kind donor. Kindred institutions Our work we wish ever to be carried on in
have also shared largely in his benefactions. humble dependence upon God's blessing. This we invariably invoke, for we know that with
We learn that he has already disbursed to out it we can do nothing. Oh, that we might
the Children's Aid Society the sum of $100, find each day of our lives our spirits coming
000, to the Home for Aged Indigent Femore and more into harmony with His, then
NEW YORK, FEB. 1, 1864.
males $20,000, the Five Points House of shall selfishness be banished from our hearts,
Industry $10,000, and to the Mariners' Fam. and love instead bear rule; then shall we never
2 Will our friends, in sending on renewals of Clubs,
Ind. Society $5,000 besides numerous do always state in whose name they were taken, during 1863. be satisfied with supplying temporal wants, but The omission to do so, causes much confusion on our books.
nations to other worthy objects. The Julabor without weariness to save also the pre
venile Asylum expect 20,000 or upwards. cious souls of those for whom Christ died.
A MUNIFICENT GIFT.
Our readers will inquire, “How came so Since our last No. went to press, the A. F large a fund to be sent just now upon theso
G. Society have received the munificent gift of missions of mercy ?” The story, so far as For the Advocate and Guardian.
$20,000 from the estate of the late Mr. John we know, is briefly this. In the winter of WORDS IN SEASON. Rose, by his brother, Chauncey Rose, Esq.
1860 a paragraph appeared in the city papers One of the new books of the season has this
This large sum was so entirely unexpected announcing the death of Mr. John Rose, and title, “Chronicles of the Schonberg Cotta Fam
that it seems almost to have come directly stating that in his last will he had bequeathed ily,” by the author of “Christian Life in Song,'
the sum of several hundred thousand dollars from the hand of the infinite Giver. and other works—M. W. Dodd, New York,
for the benefit of friendless children-perpublisher. It is not a small book, (price
We recognize, and most gratefully appreciate the noble generosity of the good agent in or near the city, certain conditions re
to , $1.50 at present rates,) and purports to be the various experiences of a family in Germany, in of divine Providence in regard to this sacred
lative to the same being specified. the time of the Reformation. Two of the chil- trust, but the thought is uppermost that in it
Subsequently, the will being deemed dedren begin the writing while they are quite a loving Father has specially manifested His
fective, protracted litigation ensued. At young, and the chronicles are resumed from
care for the friendless and needy little ones time to time and follow the fortunes of the difof His great family, and that, all unworthy to its validity, and the whole amount recently
length the decision of the courts was adverse ferent members. Of course Martin Luther
as we are, He has, for their sakes, deigned to stands prominent, and the facts of his life, and
reverted to the legal heirs-two surviving commit, even to us, this enlarged stewardship. brothers--to one of whom the several instisentences in his conversation and writings are
. taken from history and from his own works. Could any dispensation from His hand
tutions above named are now so largely in. It is not a book to read hastily, but to be Homewise—have called forth the united
debted for the benevolent diversion of his studied and pondered, as involving the discus- aspiration from more hearts, "O for wisdom sion of great truths and principles. to guide and grace to help in meeting aright put it into his heart thus to dispense abroad,
own portion for their benefit. May He who
, Such a work must be especially useful at this this weighty responsibility!" Will not every time, when Romanism in all its influences is
do good and lend, hoping for nothing, reward dear Christian reader join us in this one renot fully understood, and when many are de
him fourfold with yet richer blessings. ceived by its specious pretensions and its false We know full well with what joy the life
PRAY FOR US. glitter. We see here portrayed the struggles
friends of this charity will scan the pove of honest minds seeking to free themselves
“PRAY for us." How frequently have from the traditions of men, enforced by such
announcement. We think, as we write, of these three short words welled up from amid fearful penalties as only Romanism dares to
the many kind hearts it will cause to beat the springs that move the soul. Amid set forth. It is well for all of us to revive our more warmly, of loving eyes that will be scenes of peril and grief, in days of darkness, piemory of the blessings of the Reformation, moistened by grateful emotions--we seem to 1 persecution, and martyrdom, how often has
E. P. R.
this entreaty indicated the weight resting terhood called the Danghters of Mary, in oil and liquid gas from the cornices to which upon the spirit, the sense of urgent needs
which, on payment of so much a year, almost they were strung, a rain of liquid, blue fire
all the women of our capital were enrolled. poured down upon the entangled throngs bethat could only be met by divine aid. How
Every year, from the 8th of November to the low.
A new and more horrible conflagration memorable by these last words, while their ulate Conception, lasted & splendid festival, in
broke out then in that dense living mass, and echo has still been heard deep in the heart, ing prodigality of incense, of lights of oil
human beings had perished.
The immediate effect of this terrible dis“Pray for us.” How impressive has been
every part, in the cornices, in the ceiling, and aster upon the people is thus discribed.
particularly on the high altar. Every right this appeal, coming from voices made tremu. the church blazed with a sea of flame, and flut- “The population of Santiago, so supine and lous by a crushing sense of sin and danger, or
tered with clouds of muslin and gauze draper- so priest-ridden, is fired with indescribable injoyful with the hope of salvation. How deep ginning in the middle of the afternoon, and the ies. It could only be lighted up in time by be- dignation at the monstrous conduct of the
priests. The public conscience holds them must have been the feeling of awe resting work of extinguishing was only ended when guilty of the death of all these victims—and upon that nightly gathering, when, in direct the night was far advanced.
particularly the mountebank Ugarte, the inanswer to prayer, prison bonds were loosed,
A priest named Ugarte, headed that Sister- ventor of the Virgin's Post-Office imposture, and Peter stood before the gate.
hood from the beginning, and'worked his way (vide Fortnightly Revier), because by collect
down to such a depth of superstition, that one ing together all the material most likely to Could we enumerate the
manifest of the least of his extravagances was the in- produce a fire-a countless number of lights, answers to prayer from that day to the pre
vention of a Celestial post-office trick, by which pasteboard scenery and muslin hangings, ad
the Daughters of Mary might correspond with mitting a vast crowd and covering the one sent, let the mind dwell upon them in the the Virgin in writing. At the entrance of the door open with a screen, they took every light of the precepts and promises of the temple the Virgin's letter-box was constantly pains to bring about this tragedy. When the Hearer of prayer, would not the review
open, and there persons of a robust faith de- fire broke out and people were escaping by
posited in sealed letters their wishes and their the sacristy, they blocked up this door to destrengthen our faith, and make the privilege prayers. Every Wednesday that letter-box vote themselves the more undisturbedly to saof prayer seem doubly precious? With such for eternity was placed before the high altar, ving their gim-cracks. The list of things saved
makes one's blood run cold. What the priests facts fully present as the history of the and Ugarte, who acted as postman between
the Mother of God and her daughters, exhibit- saved, what they have put away in cigar-shops church in all ages has given, might we not ed to the divinity those offerings—of course and the houses in front are-a gilt image, look with more earnest hope upon the cloud keeping that singular correspondence to him- some wooden saints, a sacred sofa or two,
self. of prayer, so long ascending daily for our
some books, chalices, silver candlesticks, and a
This same mountebank got up a religious great deal of sacred matting and carpet ! stricken country?
raffle for the favor of the Virgin-in a recent After saving their trash, these specimens of For the space of three years what incen. instance two prizes being drawn by a skepti- the good shepherds, that give their lives for tives have there been for prayer for our na
cal Miniser of State and a woman whose char- their sheep, flew away in company with the
acter was not dubious. The old times of pa- owls and bats that infested the ancient walls, tion; and surely at the present time these gan idolatry had resuscitated in the center of except that one priest favored the agonizing incentives
victims with his absolution, and Ugarte re-
direct to Mary. They then forsook the scene, 3,000 women and a few hundred men knelt in and in that awful night, when fainting women expected only through the channel of peni. 'that church crammed to overflowing. How- and desperate inen strewed the streets, and tent, believing prayer. Were every Chris- ever that did not prevent a compact mass of writhing forms, that a few hours ago were tian heart thoroughly imbued with the spirit
fanatics from attempting to fight their way in graceful and beautiful maidens, moaned and
from the steps, because it was the last night died in chemist's shops, not a priest was to be of Luther and John Knox, how soon might of the Month of Mary, and no one could bear
seer to whisper a word of Ohrist's comfort to
fore the glazing eye.”
This most awful calamity-though occur-
come directly to our homes and hearts. The cause Eizaguirre had told him that the illu. were come out of Zion."
minations of his church could not be compared horrible idolatry and blasphemy presented in with what he had seen in Rome, exclaimed the foreground of the terrible picture, the
with enthusiasm : “I will give him, when he youth and comparative innocence of most of AN APPALLING CATASTROPHE.
comes to preach, such an illumination as the
world has never seen.” Nobody can deny the deluded victims, whose baptism of fire THOSE conversant with the daily papers that Ugarte has kept his word ?
will be told throughout Christendom, and the have been apprised of the terrible calamity
Indeed the lighting of the lamps and can
heartless selfishness of the guilty leaders, that occurred in Santiago, the capital of
dles had hardly finished when the liquid gas in
a transparency on the high altar, set on fire its manifestly responsible for this wholesale Chili, S. A., on the evening of Dec. 8th, woodwork and wrapped in fames a kind of “ funeral pile,” are features that cannot fail 1863, occasioning the sudden death by fire
tabernacle wholly composed of canvas, paste- to fix the attention of thoughtful minds, and of some two thousand human beings, mostly the altar, about 23 yards high and 10 broad, board and wood. In less than two minutes
like the opening of the Inquisition in another young women and children. The account was an inextinguishable bonfire.
age, may help to break the apathy of the given by a writer in the Valparaiso Mercu
The advance of the fire was perhaps even churches, and enable them to discern more ry, is as follows:
more rapid than the panic of the audience.
When the fire had flown from the altar to the clearly the difference between him that serv. “Ever since the newly-invented mystery of roof, the whole flock of devotees rushed to the eth God and him that serveth Him not. the Immaculate Conception of Mary was de principal door. Only those near the lateral
“When Thy judgments are abroad in the clared at Rome, in 1857, the church of the doors, were able to escape at the first aların. had become the focus of devotion of a vast Sis- / roof,' and consequently released the lamps of righteousness." Company, formerly belonging to the Jesuits, Then, the flames having crept along the whole earth, then will the inhabitants thereof learn