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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,

uniforın sub-
mourn and feel her loss. But what was our

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.'”

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Children's Department.

“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;
Nor all of death to die."

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

your knee.

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

your knee!

Temple Bar.

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.
Dear as our happiness is to Him, there is another

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
estimate of things, how much a man suffers, than

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

the sea,

your knee.


Advocate and


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.


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

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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.
many parting moments have been made
8th of December, the day of the Immac-

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

which orchestral music, singing, and astonish- in less than a quarter of an hour two thousand

human beings had perished.
when loved ones were off upon the trackless liquid gas, wax, and every luminous combus-
deep, or on some heathen shore.
tible in the world, glittered and flared in

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

wise lessened. exaggerated Catholicism.

victims with his absolution, and Ugarte re-
Needed help-safe deliverance from foes A few minutes before 7 in the evening of quested them to die happy, because they went
near and distant, within and without, can be
Tuesday, the 8th of December, more than

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
the nation be prepared to see the salvation to lose the closing sermon of the priest, the dying ear, or hold the precious crucifix be-
of God, in the restoration not only of peace,
Ugarte. Then Eizaguirre, the Apostolic Nun-

fore the glazing eye.”
cio and favorite of Pius IX, the founder of the
but of universal freedom. "When the Son
American college at Rome, was to preach also.

This most awful calamity-though occur-
of Man cometh shall He find faith on the It is said that Ugarte, wounded in his feelings ing in a distant city–has its lessons that
earth ?" “O, that the salvation of Israel
as chaplain of the “ Daughters of Mercy," be-

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

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