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Mrs Stephen Merritt to const herself and daughters,

Mrs S. Merritt, Jr., and Mrs Ann E. Merritt Hook
of Nya L. M's.

60 00 Mrs Sophia Vanderbilt for L. M.'s, per Mrs R. M. Buchanan

50 40 N. J.-Viss J. McKenzie to ap, on 2d payt of L M..... Ind.--Mrs Emma L. Pierce, Lafayette, to com. L.M. 10 00 Ohio.-Mrs Amelia (ase, Columbus, to const herself a L. M..

20 00 Mrs S. B. Mackey Ist payt on L. M. for her sister, Mrs Persis R. Barstow of Osceola, Iowa...

10 00 Wis.-Mrs S. Adams of Fall River, full payt on L.

M. of her mother, Mrs Maria D. Pomeroy of Sun-
derland, Mass.

10 00 Iowa.-Mrs Pamelia C. Jones, to complete the L. M. of her daughter Helen, Tabor.....

10 00 Minn.-Mrs Elizabeth Wakefield to complete L. M., St. Peter.....

10 00 ENDOWMENT FUND. Conn.-- Mrs Harriet S. Brown, Southbury, per Rev J. W. Wolcott....

20 00 BAZAAR. Additional. W. Bisland, Mott Haven, N. Y. Per Mrs R. V. Buchanan, Mrs Samuel C. Brush, Mr Geo.

B. Deforest.

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Roxana and Mary Bradley 250 each, Florence and

Flora Bundy 100 each, May, Flora and Octavia
Lockwood, Fred and Charlie 050 each, Freddy 06c
and Mary Clark 14C, Andover...

1 20 Collection in the Union S School, Napoli Center, Wilmot, Elwood and Hannah Crossman, Huntington

1 00 Master Willie Potter, Schenectady

27 Emilie, Addie and Johnnie 250 each, Herbert and Ellie 100 each, baby Clarence cc, Northville..

1 00 Ida and F. W. Artell 150 and Rollin 05, orphan children, Crittenden....

20 Jemmy. Lizzie and Johnie, Johnstown.

25 N. N. Tiffany, Silas and Hattie C., Mary and Mira

Halsey 250 each, Mary Edwards 13c, Ella, Anna,
Eddie and Richard Halsey, Hattie and Lilly
Hand, Alice W. and Louisa E. 100 each, Bridge-

2 50 Willie 38C, Morey 10c, Archie 15c, York.

53 N, Y. City.-Harlow Eaton and Herbert Dwinnell, 25C, & Friend 50c..

1 00 N. J.-Collected in S. School, Caldwell, per J. N. Sprague

5 00 Penn.-Randolph 250, Cora, Rosetta, Maro, Re

na and Dora 100 each, Ada, Byron and Freddie, Delos, Diton, Augusta, Sophia. Charlie, Eva, Ella and Nellie 660, Laurenceville..

1 41 Estella Davis 28c, Frank Miller 10c, Clara and Iza

11c, Platea. Eddie and Vinnie Clark 51c, Pageville 1 00 Laura and Emma Bond, Kasson...

10 III.-Xorton and Fannie Talcott, Rockford.


HIGHLY IMPORTANT TO OTHERS! BROWN'S BABY TENDER, OR MAGIC SPRING CRADLE, takes charge of infants from birth, enres the erpen n'a muurse, and, from a delightful Cradle, with a suothing and really-healthy motion, may be instantly converted into SEVEN other useful articles for the Nursery. Send immediately for Circular.


474 Broadway, N. Y. 688-9

(See Advocate for Jan. 18.)


125 and 127 Grand Street, near Broddiody, Designed expressly for Ladies and Children, Strangers visiting the City, will find a neat, quiet and orderly Dining Room,



Flowering Plants, &c., in variety, sent by mail. Cata-
logues gratis. Address

H. B. LUM, Sandusky Ohio.


REV. ISAAC FERRIS, D, D., LL. D., President,

Principals. A few pupils admitted as boarders.

Important Legacies have been lost to the Home through informality. It is therefore earnestly requested of those wbo design to benefit the Institution by giving it a place in their last Will and Testament, that they would use the following:

FORM OF A BEQUEST. I give and bequeath to the American Female Guardian Society, incorporated by the Legislature of New York, in the year 1849, the sum of $ to be applied for the Benefit of the Home for the Friendless, or to other charit. able uses of said Society.

The Will should be attested by three witnesses, who should write against their names, their place of residence, and state that they signed the instrument at the request of the testator, and in the presence of the testator and each other, and that the testator declared to them that it was his or her last Will and Testament,

50 Julia and Frankie 500 each, Alice 350 Hallock

1 35 Ella 10c, Georgie, Frankie, Luta and Willie 200, Green Valiey..

30 Contents of Willie's and Georgie's Savings Bank 550, Arthur, Lizzie and Henry 45C, Ottawa..

1 00 Alla and Arthur Laurence, Roscoe.

50 Ind.-Ellenor Butler, Mary and Ella Hubbard 250 each, Mrs B. 25C, Raysville......

1 00 0.-Maria B. and Mary M. Nye 500 each, Frankie 10c, Brownhelm..

1 10 Mary Ann 506, Obedience 350 and Hattie Green 15C, Pickereltown

1 00 Susie and Luella Mackey, Osceola...

20 Master Wright 250 and Moorehouse 100, Homer...... 35 Mary Egieston, 200, her brother Otis Ojc, Aurora...

25 Frank 250, Charley and Laura 20c, Vary, Enuma and Lee 150, Red Oak..

60 Mich.-Loe, Bonfoey and Emma, Almena...

10 Cornelia F. Pierson wc, her sisters J. D. and baby Mary 500, White Pigeon

1 00 Wis.-Frankie and Jennie, Hartland.

10 Busy Bee Circle, Beaver Dam..

50 Charlie and Mary, Green Bay.

1 00 lewa.Gilbert and Emma Florence, Fredericksburg 25 Jennie, Sarah, Joseph. Clara, Leila and Carrie 250 each, a Friend 500, Vinton...

2 00 (thrlie Parry, Davenport..

25 Fanny Holdridge, Independence.

30 Mary and Mattie Hazeltine, Eddyville..

Oliver White 30c, Willie Coleman 20c, Arthur B. 15C
John, Alonzo and Libbie 300, their teacher 250,
Lalura and Etta 100, Marion.....

1 50 Oregon.-Mary and Isabel Warner, Engene City..... 98 Cal.-School at Willow Cottage, Edwin Knapp 40C,

his brother Sewell 200, Anna Mansfield and Wal-
ter More 50c, Benny 15€, Herbert, William, Eu-
gene, Charles, Jacob, Hattie and Mary 10C, Mary
45c, Susan Marshall, a little visitor 500, Columbia. 2 50

Mass.-Mrs Curtiss, Curtissville.

3 00 Conn.-Mrs Kelsey, New Britain...

50 N. Y.-Miss Polly Baldwin 100 and Mrs E. Paradise 500, New Hartford....

1 50 P.J. Gilford, Ilion..

2 00 Miss Saralı Crossman, Huntington..

2 00 Mrs Ellis, Wayland.

21 N. Y. City.-Mrs Steven Merritt......

5 00 Mrs R. F. Andrews..

5 00 III.-Mrs A. W. Estabrook 100, J. H. Buckman and Mrs Buckman 1 00. Green Valley.

2 00 Ohio.-Little Siley Street, Salem..

1 00 LIFE MEMBERS. Vt.-Miss Ellen Howley, Manchester, tocoust herself a L. M....

20 00 Mass.-S. S. of the 1st Ch. in Danvers to part const Mrs Augustus Mudge & L. M...

10 00 Conn.-Mis S. Bartholomew, Northford, to apply on L. M..

5 00 Friends in Colebrook to const Mrs T. P. Briggs & L. M..

20 00 Vir R. W. Carter, Waterbury, to comp't L. M. 10 00 X. Y.-Mrs Sarah McCracken, Johnstown, balance on L. M.....

10 00 Friends to apply on a L. M. for Mrs L. M. Smeallie of North Kortright...

11 00 Vrs L. D. Miner of Lima to apply on a L. M. for her

niece Mrs Fanny M. Greon, Wattsburg, P&...... 10 00 Rex L. L. Comfort, New Hurly, to ap. on his wife's L.M.

5 00 MIS A. A. Tucker, North Nassau, to compt. L. M. of Mrs Mary A. IIumphrey of Chicago, ni...

10 00 Henry Young of Sherburne, to const Mrs Mary Ann Curtiss a L. M..

20 00 Mrs R. Robinson, Mrs House and Mrs Norton each

10. Mrs J. Robinson, Mrs Coe, Mrs Gillespie, Mrs Place, Mrs Merriam, Mrs Hathaway, Mrs M. Jouse, Mr Huyek, Mrs Rowe, Mrs Taylor Miss Price and Miss Hosmer 500 each, other friends 21N). lo compt L. M. of Mrs Julia A. Hale, New Haven.....

11 00 Mrs Lavinia J. Phelps. Scipioville, to compt L. M... 5 00 Mrs Elvir Hurd to Lpply on L.M., Georgetown..... 3 00 Mr Julia A. V, W, Brooklyn, payt on L. M. for

herself and shaughter, Caroline B. Wood, per Mrs ( W. II:kins

20 00 XV. (ity.-IN J. B. Varnum to const Mrs James W. Underhill a L. M.

20 00

from Jan, 10th to Jan. 25th, 1864.
Mass. Northampton, package of clothing from Mrs

Thurston, pillow-cases, testaments, papers, tracts, etc.

from Lizzie E. Chamberlain.
North Hadley, 4 quilts and a large print testament from

Mrs Kellogg.
Chicopee, a box of clothing, calico, etc. from a few ladies,

per L. A. Moody.
Conn.-Sherman, a bbl. of clothing, dried fruit, etc. from

Susan Hungerford and other ladies of Dis. No. 1.
Gaylordsville, a bbl. of quilts and clothing from the ladies.
Southbury, a half bbl. of clothing from Mrs Susan Scott

and package of clothing from Mrs Harriet Summers.
Colebrook, a hbl, of clothing, quilt, butter, dried apples,

beans, etc., from a few friends, per Mrs Caroline Corbin.
Danbury, 2 prs. stockings from Miss Varriette Crosby.
N. Y.-Schuyler Falls, a box of quilts and clothing from

Mrs John Eels, Peru, Mrs Ayres, Mrs Weaver, Mrs
Spencer and other ladies.
Norwich, a box of quilts, clothing, dried fruit, etc., collect-

ed by Mrs Paddock, Mrs M. P. Vosburgh and Mrs E.

Greene, a box of quilts, clothing, dried fruit, etc. from

Walton, dried fruit from Jennie Hull.
New Hartford & Frankfort, a bbl. quilts, clothing, dried

fruit, etc. from a few ladies, per Mis Timothy Wads

Andes, a box of clothing and dried fruit from the Ladies'

Sew. Soc., Cabin Hill.
North Bangor, a collar from Mrs W. Lee.
New Graefenberg, a quilt and comfortable from Mrs J.

Twinsburg, a collar from Miss Haddock.
Richfield Springs, a box quilts, clothing, dried fruit, etc,

from the ladies of the Pres. Soc., per Mis S. W. Parsons.
Burdett, a box quilts, clothing, dried fruit, etc., from

Mrs Tuthill and a few other ladies also quilt from
the little girls of the Methodist Soc. and one from two

little girls of the Pres. Nors
West Milton, bbl. quilts, clothing and dried fruit from Mrs

Jacob D, Settle and other friends, per S. G. Bullions.
North Kortright, box of clothing from Mrs Lydia A.

Smallie, Mrs Lydia A. Packett, Mrs Sarah McCracken,
Mrs Henry Wilson and other lalies.
South Avon, box quilts and clothing from the ladies of the

Soldiers' Aid Soc.. per Mr. E. Bacon, Jr.
Rye, package dresses and aprons from Mrs T. Haviland

and Mrs S. Stiles.
Marcellus, collar from an unknown friend.
Carlton, box clothing, quilts, dried fruit etc, from Aid Soc.
York, box clothing, quilt, dried fruit, beans, etc. from the

Cong. Soc., a ball from Morey.
N. Y. City.-Collar, for Bazaar, from Mrs M. Browne.
Packages of clothing from Mrs Sandford, a Friend, Mrs

Davis, Mrs C. S. T.
Trunk of clothing from Mrs Robinson.
Crockery to the value of 14 00 from Oscar Cheeseman,

24 pairs of children's shoes from Bell, Wheelock & Co.

1 doz, cotton spools from Jones & Turbell.
Penn.-Erie, box clothing from Mrs Reed, Mrs Love, Mrs

McCreary and others, per Mrs Carpenter.
Springtield X Roads, box quilts and clothing from friends,

per Susie K. Savage.
Scranton, fancy articles, for Bazaar, from Mrs George R.

Mich.- Pontiac, bbl, clothing and dried fruit from the la-

dies and box of dolls and pincushions for Bazaar from

an aged lady.
Ashley, box clothing, dried fruit, etc. from friends, per

Mrs L. Prescott,
Smyrna, package clothing from Mrs L. B. Fish.
0.-Conneaut, 4 prs, stockings from Mrs H. Kilbourn.
Sheffield Lake, box quilts, clothing, pin-cushions, etc. from

the little girls' Sew. Soc., per G. W. Fitch.

By the new law, the postage on single copies of the A. *
G. is now six cents a quarter---payable in advance-in all
parts of the United States.

A package of four copies, which weighs 4 ounces, sent to *one address, is subject to no more postage than a single copy--according to Instruction 36, which Postmasters will please see.

From 5 to 8 copies, to one address, 12 cents a quarter.
From 9 to 12 do

do 18 do do
and so on, at tbe rate of 6 cents a quarter for every 4 ounces
or fraction thereof.

In order to receive the paper at the lowest rate of postage, it is necessary to take them, not singly, but at least four copies; and so of clubs, they should be made up-if possible -of 8, 12, 16, 20 and so on.

As an inducement to those who now recelve it singly, to make up a sinall club of four or eight, the Ex. Com. propose to put the subscription price for four copies—wo one address -at 75 cents a year, and for eight copies—in the same way --at 60 cents a year.

Twelve copies, and over, will be at the rate of 50c. a year.

At onces where there are several single xubscribers receiving it to their separate addresses, by their nviting to. gether and having it in one package, to one address, it will materially reduce the postage on each.

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 address, should be enclosed in the package, and another similar list sent by mail, stating when the package was forwarded

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

7 POSTMASTERS and others, desiring papers to be
discontinued, will please send the name of the P. O. as well
as of the subscriber.

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.

TO DONORS.-Small Packages, sent to the City by private hand, may be left at either of the following places:

North and Gillette, (Buck Gloves, Mittens, Army Gauntlets, Country Knit Wool Hose, Furs, &c.,] 18 Cortland St.

Jas. 0. Bennett, Commission Merchant, 30 Whitehall St.

mantle has fallen where it will be honored The quilt will be forwarded in the box from this place, with her name attached. She was a constant subscriber for the Advocate for nearly thirty years, and aided much to extend its circulation. Well may we say of her that her work is done, and well done. Her mind was clear and calm to the last, her trust in her Redeemer was unwavering, and to her death had no terrors. A large circle of friends mourn her loss, but they mourn as for one who sleeps in Jesus.

LOCINA MEAD, Pres. Nicholville, N. Y., Oct. 28th, 1863

he In bonds of Christian affection, respectfully



Oh! dinna say her bonny face

Is altered by the touch s' time,
Nor say her form has lost the grace-

The matchless grace that marked its prime.
To me she's fairer, lovelier now

Than crowned wi' bloom o' early days ;
For changefu' years have only made

More winsome all her looks and ways.

From "

List to her voice! Was e'er a tone

Sae full of tender love and truth?
Match me its music if ye can

Wi' a' the gleesome air o' youth !
And then her e'e-her gentle e'e ;

What though its laughing light has filed,
If in its calm blue depths I see

A heaven of peace and joy instead?


Dear Mrs. S.-I have taken the Advocate for A Voice from the South.--A friend in New a number of years, and about four years ago Orleans, forwarding a check for twenty-five

visited your Institution. By this means the dollars, adds: Perhaps I ought to have made impression I had already formed, that it is the amount much larger, but there is a vast

one of the noblest and best in our land, was harvest-field in the South, in which laborers

deepened. I desire at this late period in life ought to be supported, if faithful ministers and (having already lived beyond that allotted teachers can be found to enter it and conse

to mankind, being seventy-three) to become crate their lives to the great work. I see not

a Life Member of your Society. I enclose how intelligent, devoted Christians can neglect twenty dollars, wishing and praying that God now to pray the “Lord of the harvest" to will prosper and bless you and your associates send forth laborors into this important field.

in all your endeavors for good. Even intelligent patriots must see that the future destiny of this nation depends much


A. B. upon the nature of the efforts that may be made to instruct and elevate the ignorant mil

All at work.”—Please find enclosed six lions of the South, both colored and white,

dollars for twelve copies of the Advocate, who have been made such by the terrible curse

which send to my address. I write you from of American Slavery. I hope the New York

the sick-room, and the enclosed money is the societies will be sending out missionaries and

result of the efforts of an aged widow lady in teachers soon.

her eighty-fourth year, who, wishing to aid

your good cause, hath done what she could. over the Prairies." - Dear Friends, Two children send twenty cents. -Enclosed I send you three dollars for the use of your good cause. May it be blessed to the Mrs. Abigail Hitchcock, wife of Mr. Amos needy. I am preaching in a missionary field Hitchcock of Bethany, Ct., died August 22d, with some promise of good. I have, every 1863, aged 54. She was indeell a help-meet week, to travel to appointments eight or ten to her husband and literally spun out her life miles over the prairies, which are bleak in in ardent zeal and pious devotion to the cause winter and beautiful in summer.

of Christ, and in untiring effort to promote

comfort and happiness in lier family. We Faith and Works.— When this war began I

trust she is now in that happy throng, that had two noble sons, all the children I ever

surround the throne of God and the Lamb had; but where are they to-day? The grass

forever. covers them both; the grave of any youngest, my Benjamin, cannot be found.

Died, in Lawrence, N. Y., August 19th, 1863, see my grief is great, but I trust I do not

Mrs. Mary, wife of Mr. Harley Heading, Sen., inourn as those who have no hope. I still feel

in her 68th year, of cancerous affection of the to say, “ Though He lay me, yet will I trust

stomach. In her death the church has lost a in Him."

worthy member, the community one of its I am trying to do some good yet. I adopted

brightest ornaments, and the needy a nevera little motherless girl soon after my sons left

failing benefactress. Her sympathy extended their home, and I hope we may prove a com

to the suffering, of every grade in life; but fort to each other, while our Heavenly Father

the enslaved of our land, the poor in her permits us to remain on earth.

own vicinity, and the orphan and the destiA life patron.—“I have ever taken the

tute at the “Home," were especial objects paper since the first prospectus was issued. I of her charity. Many years since, through would not part with it while I live, but the

her influence, a “Female Benevolent Society” time will soon come for me to lay aside this

was formed, of which she was long the efficient worn-out tenement. I am eighty years old.

President, and though many and liberal were It is very plain to me that God owns and will the donations of the Society, yet no box was continue to bless your labors, therefore I bid

filled, or parcel sent, that did not contain a you God speed.

goodly, and generous amount from her hand. From your friend, MRS. A. M. But while thus devoting her means to the re

lief of the destitute at a distance, the children Thirty subscribers.—By a little extra effort of poverty about her were not forgotten ; and about thirty new subscribers have been ob- it may be said, in truth, that want literally tained for the coming year.

went smiling from her door, and the cause Your noble cause has many friends in our which she knew not she searched out. Scores community. An effort has been made to cir- have received blessings from her hand who culate the Advocate in families where there never knew the giver; yet the poor who did are children and youth, that the good, whole- know her rose up to call her blessed. Her some reading which it contains may be widely last work was to prepare a quilt for the Home, disseminated, thus partially counteracting the but she was called to her home above before tendency of the over-abundant supply of light it was completed, leaving it to be finished by literature, so universally diffused throughout her daughters after her decease, which they our country.

S. C. M. promptly did, thus showing that the mother's

Her sunny locks-yes, they are changed:

Yet still I bow to Time's behest,
For though tbe rogue has stolen the gold,

I love, I love the silver best.
What could become that fair meek brew

Like those smooth, lustrous bands of white !
I touch then reverently, as one

Might touch an angel's crown of light.

So you

For life's inevitable storms

Its Waves of grief, its clouds of care,
Its many trials, bravely borne,

Have made these tresses what they are.
But praise to Him who rules the world!

Good smiles beside each frowning ill-
The storms dear wife, that bleached thy locka,

Have made thy spirit whiter still.

If thon didst seem a flower before.

For sportive days of sunshine given ;
Thou smilest on my pathway now,

The star that lights a clouded heaven.
What though the lengthening shadows fall,

That show me near my day's decline,
I fear no doom, I dread no change,

While thy dear hand is clasped in mine.

Ah! tbey who name the woman weak,

Know not what thou hast been to ne!
One Being, only One, can know

The holy strength I've learned from thee.
All cares were sweet, all burdens light,

All crosses crowns while thou wert nigh!
Thy love hath taught me how to live,

Thy smile shall teach me how to die.


81 a year, in advance to Single Subscribers,
Four copies, to one address, at the rate of 750 a year.
Eight do



60c do. Twelve copies (and over) to one address, 50c do.

Letters concerning the Advocate and Guardian, and those containing funds for the Society, should be addressed :


29 E. 29th Street,
Bor 4740.

New York,
Letters designed for publication, should be addressed to the
Editress of the Advocate and Guardian, 29 E. 29th St., Now
York. Box 4740.

Letters designed for the Board or Executive Committee, and Reports of Auxiliaries, address Corresponding Secreta. ries, A. F. G. Soc., 29 E. 29th St. New York, Box 4740.

Advertisements-Only short ones are received-20c a line

[No. 688. Feb. 16, 1864.]

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Published, Semi-monthly, by the Executive Committee of the

the porter had opened a part of the huge, iron and hopeless guilt filled her mind; the world AMERICAN FEMALE GUARDIAN SOCIETY, at the House

door, Effie ran up a flight of stone steps leading seemed full of wicked, desperate men ready to of Industry and Home for the Friendless, 29 E. 29th St.

to the tower, this child was the warden's fill the vacant cells. Peace and pardon, sal

daughter. The room which she entered was vation and a Saviour were unknowu words to For Terms and Notices, see Last Pages.

lighted by high, narrow windows, here the this sad, thoughtful woman.

warden's wife, a pale, sad, aged woman, was Little Effie was the gleam of sunlight in the For the Advocate and Guardian. sewing quietly. Through the iron bars the darkness. During a summer visit in the counLOVE.

dull light of a clouded sky fell on the familiar try, the child had been taken to a Sunday

objects in Effie's home. The bright, joyous school where she heard of the relief for sorrow, LOVE is not exalted,

child made the room cheerful, and took away the rest from care, the sweetness for every Has a lowly mind, Its own never seeketh,

the look of prim order into which it had fallen, woe. Sunday brought no cheerfulness to the And is gentle, kind; Doing deeds of mercy

by throwing her pretty hat and cloak on a tower, Effie's mother did not know how pleasWhere its footsteps go, chair.

ant it is to walk to the house of God in com-
And it never curses
Either friend or foe.

Children who live in country houses, with pany with those you love.
Love is ever patient,'
And will suffer long;
broad halls opening on a sunny garden, with

Miss Seymour lived in a stately house, on a
In all truth rejoiceth,
elms in the yard, under which the turf is worn

street far away from the frowning prison. In Meekly beareth wrong ; To sharp words replieth by their young feet, will hardly be able to un

her camphor chests were camel's hair shawls, In tones soft and low, And sweet love returneth

derstand how the grey tower can be a little in her jewel cases flashing diamonds. On this Kisses for a blow.

girl's home. Children who live in city houses, Sunday afternoon Miss Seymour left the house, When reports are evil,

with their father's name shining on the door, dressed in a worn black silk and water-proof Love is kind and meekl; Very slow of hearing.

with parlors brightened by glowing grates, and cloak, prepared for a long walk. Slower still to speak;

nurseries full of toys, will think this a strange In a chapel near Effie's home poor children But forever hopeth, As love only could,

home for little Effie. A home can be made in were assembling, just as the child, fresh from a There's some hidden good,

any place where a mother is the centre and careful dressing, started from the tower for a And love never telleth

sunshine of the household. Here Effie lived stroll. Effie was attracted by the stream of Of another's sin,

happily, her father's solace and delight, her children, and entered with them, until she But, with melting sweetness, Goeth quick to him,

mother's most sacred possession. Here she stood, rather shy, near Miss Seymour's class. Speaketh of his error When they are alone,

played with her dolls in a curious baby-bouse This lady had passed the noon of life before In the kindest manner,

contrived by an ingenions prisoner, and sang she began to realize that the time is short,

with the canary, light-hearted and loving. that the night will soon come when no man
Hatred speaketh sharply,
And reproof it flings;

Within the enclosure of these massive walls can work. Miss Seymour worked in earnest
But Love has a better
Way of doing things;

were long buildings, through which corridors now, forgetful of the treasures stored in her For it gains the wayward,

ran, with cells opening from them ; here home in comparison with those she longed to
Saving all the smart
Of reproof, while closely

wretched men and women, guilty, condemned, reach.
Draws, in love, that heari.
spent long years of solitude and punishment.

Effie won her teacher's deepest interest that
All that truly comforts

The warden had great bunches of keys, locking day, not by her pretty dress and gay cloak, but
On earth, or above,
All that makes us happy,

iron doors to keep these prisoners in their by the look in her wondering, sympathizing
Is pure, tender love;
When upon our hearts' throno
gloomy cells.

eyes. When the children had dispersed after We this pure love seat, And do all its biddings,

Whenever Effie's mother walked in the the hour of teaching, Effie lingered, half-reLife is very sweet.

grounds, she saw iron bars and unyielding luctant to leave her friend who could tell her Sempropias.

walls of stone, and thought of sullen hearts more about these good tidings of great joy.

caged in those halls until she shuddered and “Where do you live?" the teacher asked. For the Advocate and Guardian,

went back to her tower, where her innocent “There," said Effie, pointing to the gloomy THE WARDEN'S DAUGHTER.

child played. So often had Effie's mother prison. “There !" repeated Miss Seymour, in A LITTLE child, in a scarlet cloak, stood be thought of these prisoners, sentenced sometimes surprise. “Do you live there?” “Yes," said fore the heavy, grey walls of a prison. When I for life itself, that visions of remorse, despair, the cbild. troubled by the lady's look.

“I am

That behind the curtain

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the warden's daughter; we live in the tower.” stream of her joy ran so deep, that her life was Throw them on their own tender conscienThey parted when Effie had promised to join literally hid with Christ in God.

ces, and do not substitute in their minds superthe mission-school, with her mother's consent. It is not strange that Miss Seymour ceased ficial sins for real ones. Deal with your chil

On her return, Efie had much to say about to value the riches of her wardrobe, when she dren as God deals with His children. Do not the school, the singing, the teacher with the returned from such visits. The remembrance meet their anger or obstinacy with willfulkind voice and pleasant way. “ You had better of that prison, crowded with guilty souls haunt- ness still greater, overcome evil with good. not go to that mission-school with those poor ed her thoughts and prayers, the vision of the Let us all do better, be more kindly to each children,” said Effie's mother, “ you are good tower lately full of shadows, where a mother other. enough now, child.” To this poor, ignorant now believed and prayed, with the bright child mother, Effie did seem a sinless child, especially running the same race with her little feet, fillwhen she thought of those lawless, brutal

ed her heart with better happiness than any EAST TENNESSEE-FACTS AND FEATURES. prisoners. “No, mother,", replied Effie quick- earthly treasure can bestow.

NO, IV. ly, “I am sinful, I know I am, but Jesus can

How much was crowding on this lady's make me holy, the lady told me so." Effie's heart through the opening of the mission

It is with much pleasure I see noticed in a mother looked in astonishment at her fair-hair- school. Sometimes, when the chaplain had

daily print that the Legislature of Massachued darling, who spoke so earnestly. Jesus can ended his loving words, the warden would al

setts has voted one hundred thousand dollars forgive the sins of a child, can He pardon hard- low the lady and child to walk down the cor

towards the relief of loyal citizens of East ened souls like the wretched prisoners ? ridors, speaking a few words of kindness, or

Tennessee. Generous Pilgrim State! first in A week later, Miss Seymour was sitting in pushing a littlo book between the iron bars.


and first in war. Will not others emuthe prison tower, with Effie by her side, saying More frequently, Effie sang so sweetly and

late thy noble example, and come forward words to the poor mother that sank into fruit- simply, that sobs would be heard from the on

with more than empty words to testify their ful soil. There was pardon for the most deseen listeners, then Effie's mother would clasp

appreciation and respect of suffering patriotgraded, hope for the chief of sinners through her daughter's hand tighter, thinking now not

ism? Never was such liberality more needed that Friend of the despairing, our Lord Jesus

so much of their terrible sinfulness, as of by, or more justly due to a people, for they Christ. Fearful and ready to perish, Efe's Christ's ability to save. "Few are chosen,”

are truly and literally robbed and spoiled, demother felt her own need, her own weakness. it is written; in her luxurious home, Miss Sey

prived of the comforts of home, and subjected Again Miss Seymour repeated the saying, " 0 mour had been chosen, and on she worked as

to every form of want and bereavement. woman, great is thy faith ;" when after weeks those who must give account; Effie and her

Hunted, persecuted, made to endure hunger of trouble and sorrow, the warden's wife felt mother were chosen, may many more even

and nakedness, imprisonment and

"cruel from the depths of her soul that Christ can save from strongest prisons be called, and become

mockings," alas, and shall the brave, true sons to the utterinost all who come unto Him. elect and precious in His sight.

of the giorious American Union thus suffer In one of these visits Miss Seymour was in

and thus perish without sympathy from their vited by the chaplain to accompany him, as he

For the Advocate and Guardian. brethren and sisters more fortunately situated. proclaimed pardon to the lost. He took his


Oh, surely, surely not! place at the centre of the long corridors-not a We have not half confidence enough in the

It is none of their fault that treason surface was seen ; within the cells the prisoners power of love to disarm the violent and reclaim rounds them on every side; that their locality listened, the outer doors only unbarred, Deep the vicious.

is far distant from the base of supplies; with silence prevailed, while the chaplain spoke of a The fault begins in our families.

the efficiency or inefficiency of generals they Saviour, ready and willing to forgive. The We do not seek to bear each other's faults. have nothing to do; they did not deposit the warden's wife listened too, trying to take the We mistake our selfish impatience of each oth- Muscle shoals in the river, nor pile up the full sweetness of those promises. At the close er’s foibles or faults, for a righteous indignation Cumberland heights; but they have taken of the service, the lady begged Effie in a low

at wrong; and our obstinacy and pride which joyfully the spoiling of their goods, and chosen voice to sing one of the childish hymns with would confirm all this to our own ideas of death or destitution in any shape, rather than which every Sunday-school scholar is familiar. things, for firmness of principle and fidelity to betray their beloved country. The sweet tones of that clear voice floated duty. We do not seek enouglı in our own

This was what they did; but, say some, all through the halls, bringing tears to some un- homes to call forth the better qualities in each this was only their duty. True, enough, not a likely eyes, tenderness to some anfeeling hearts. other's hearts.

whit more; and now you also do yours, who They went away, leaving the solitary prison- Oh, how quickly parents lose the confidence have not been called to make such sacrifices. ers in their lonely cells, which Christ can of their children necer to be regained, by injust- Young maidens, basking in the sunshine of enter, bearing more welcome news than any ice, selfishness, and absence of love! If a child your parents' love, amid the blessed security earthly reprieve-even eternal pardon.

only has faith in the love of its parents, if the of undisturbed and happy homes, hasten to Miss Seymour became a real friend and son or daughter only love tenderly, how much extend "aid and co:nfort" to the shelterless dearly loved guest in the tower. When she less probable that they should wander far, or and bereaved damsels of East Tennessee, who, had conquered the reserve of Effie's mother, erring should not be speedily reclaimed. This in clinging to their country's flag, forfeited to they took sweet counsel together. The war- is the grand rule in education-love! Give usurped power, the peace, and plenty, and den's wife was a woman of deep thought and your family a genial, loving atmosphere in privacy of domestic happiness for å seasonfeeling ; Miss Seymour had the gracious art of which to grow.

perhaps forever. winning confidence. As soon as this bright Bear with their faults, which are often only Careful matron, appreciating justly the hope possessed the soul of Effie's mother, it the beginning of their best excellencies, in results and accumulations of an industrious was manifest in all around her, the room be- patience wait upon the growth of their char- life-time, as a defence against poverty and came moro cheerful, plants began to thrive in acters. Do not quench the spirit of truth, of dependence: commiserate those from whom the most eunny window, books were seen on beauty, of love in them, by your harsh violence. everything has been swept away at once. the table, Effie was loved in a new way, as ir Live as near God as you can; trust more to Diligent husbandman, hopefully depositing in the mother and child were traveling together the atmosphere you create by your Christ liva your peaceful fields, the seed-germs of your to heaven. After this every opportunity was ing, than to wearisome precepts, and the prun- household's bread, think of him who has been sought to get some hold on the prisoners ing-knife of your standard of right and pro- robbed of all-teams, ploughs, fields, fences, through little deeds of kindness, although the priety.

houses, family, and even personal liberty, and practic

while you think, give something towards herself in, huddled together with the other be hanged by the neck on New Year's day. making up his losses.

female exiles who were being sent over the Alas, no! A young man of twenty-five, of And let not the wealthy, prosperous mer- Confederate lines into Kentucky.

refined and cultivated manners, an accomplishchant forget what misery he might alleviate

ed musician, a proficient linguist, out of the amongst thousands in his own line, most

midst of a social circle that courted and caress

For the Advocate and Guardian. worthy loyal men now reduced from aliuence

ed him, and one of a large family connection, to utter want. All should come forward,

A FEW WORDS ABOUT TEMPER.. by every member of which he was loved and clergy and laity, whose lines have fallen in

MODERN systems of education which are esteemed, this was "the prisoner at the bar," less perilous places, and sympathize with “a only originated by benefactors of the human and this was the story in brief. He had been people who jeopardized their lives unto the

race as improvements to systems already in engaged for three or four years to a young deatlı, in the high places of the field.”

progress, have been misunderstood and allow- | lady, whose friends were not quite satisfied This quotation from the song of Deborah re- ed to supersede old-fashioned methods of

with the prudence of the engagement. His calls to my remembrance many touching ex- training and discipline. As for instance, on worldly prospects seemed uncertain, and his amples of the lofty patriotism which the women the plea of is not breaking the spirit,” parents capacity for business had been found wanting. of this section furnish, The following are exert less and less authority over children, Under the circumstances her relatives at last specimens:

and unruly tempers are allowed to develop succeeded in inducing her to give him up-day One day a quaker lady rode up to our gate; with no other control than an occasional re- more, we can infer from the evidence that she held before her, on a nice, spirited horse, a primand. I have even heard boys encouraged "somebody else” had been brought forward as boy of two years old, he was weeping bitterly. to show their “pluck," as it is called, by re- more eligible in every respect. As the young On her alighting we discovered that she torting instantaneous revenge for an injury or

lady's letters had been all destroyed to prevent was dripping wet, which circumstance, as it insult. “If ever ony one does so to you, Bill, their being brought into court, there was no tesdid not rain, she thus accounted for : again, knock him down ; don't hesitate." That timony to show whether she gave him


will“Last night my husband was arrested and is no unusual piece of advice from a parent or

ingly or reluctantly, all that was proved was, brought to this town, on suspicion of hav- one old enough to be a parent to a child pot

that she wrote to him to break off the ening given aid and comfort to refugees; al- | long tranferred from his motber's nursery care gagement, and he wrote to her, entreating for though it was only last week we paid over to to a boys' school. It is this cultivation of the one final interview. This interview took an officer the sum of five hundred dollars for spirit of resentment that is one of the banes of place one summer evening, in the pleasant old the privilege of being non-combatants. I the age. The spirit of Christianity, the spirit garden of a quiet English country home. The came to town about an hour ago : little of the Sermon on the Mount is all against it,

maid came out of the house to call her young Charley cried all night after his papa, so I but such teachings are not deemed

mistress in to tea, and the young lady answerbrought him along. We went first to the able " now-a-days; if you try to enforce them

“I'll come in a minute,” bat they saw her Court-house, there the soldiers quizzed me as an argument for not resisting evil, you only no more alive. An hour after she was brought enough—a citizen told me at last that my hus- provoke ridicule, or, their undoubted excellence in from the high road, (to which she had proband was imprisoned in one of the shanties at is admitted, but coupled with the difficulty of bably accompanied him to soothe him and softhe Railroad Depot. I went there, and trying adopting them. I have been led to think

ten the bitterness of her farewell,) in a dying to reach him the soldiers once more indulged much on this subject by a terrible instance of

state, by farm laborers and by her murderer, in unirth at my peculiar dress, &c. One anrestrained passions that has recently been

who never attempted to escape. He had stabbrought a bucket of water and threw it entirely the subject of judicial sentence in an English

bed her in the neck with a penkpife in three over me, saying a very bad word at the same court of law,

places, she had bled to death by the tiine her time, and sending all 'Friends' to the worst " Baron Martin, having put on the black

bearers reached the ball. I pass over the grief place in the universe, becawse that the last one cap, said, “Prisoner at the bar, after every

and horror of her relatives. The agony of of them, he said, wanted to see the 'Stripes possibility in your favor has been urged with that young man's parents—who shall describe ! and Stars' again. I turned my horse around, un ability never excelled, you have been found

Their son a murderer! The plea in court was and told him before them all, “Thou art quite guilty of wilful murder, and in that verdict I

insanity. It was hoped the jury might be right, young man; we do want to see the stripes entirely concur. If the defence, which has

able to find & verdict that would spare the and stars again. Whereupon he threw over been set up in your behalf, had prevailed, it

large and respectable family connection the me a second bucket of water."

would, in my opinion, have been attended with additional anguish of a felon's death for a beAnother lady said to me, “ I am taking some consequences dangerous to society. If it en- loved son and brother and nephew, and it may money and clothes to my husband in prison at tered into the minds of men that they migh:

be averted yet, for an appeal to the Queen had Tuscaloosa. Unable to procure a passport, one take the life of any woman who was fickle,

been forwarded, and it is probable the crown must make the journey in this way. We had the results would be fearful. I have now only

would be advised to listen to it, and grant a many good horses, but all have been taken

one duty to perform. With regard to that I reprieve. The sentence would then be commy present nag I purchased with a little gold have no discretion, but am under an absolute muted to imprisonment for life.

Even then, the Confederates failed to find." This was a necessity of fulfilling it. I beg of you to take how withering is such a tragedy in its effects lovely, noble-looking woman, over whom all | advantage of your opportunity to make your on all the innocent parties who have been inthe waves and billows of political and domestic peace with God. I have no desire by any com

volved in it. sorrow seemed then to be passing. One more ment of mine to distress you or any other per- The testimony of many of his friends was picture :

sons, but will, without saying more, pronounce given to the jury of the gentleness and kindMrs. E- took from her bosom a crumpled the sentence imposed by the law.' His lord- ness of the young man's disposition. Let not piece of paper, and holding it up said, “This ship then, with much emotion, passed sentence any reader hug to himself the secret thought, is the deed of my farm, but do not tell them of death upon the prisoner.”

“I could not have done it. This fellow must where I keep it. Alas! it and these weeping I have copied this verbatim from an English have had an outrageous, passionate temper." babes remain alone of all I lately possessed. newspaper, published Dec. 14th, 1863. Some Nothing so bad; his usual demeanor House, home, husband, sons, all have been poor wretch, nurtured in an atmosphere of that of a sensible person, with all his passions taken." Then she once more resumed ber crime, throngh which the sweet lessons of the under control. We none of us know the demimpassive air of silent, dignified endurance.gospel of Christ never penetrated, this surely on that lurks within us till it is routeed. But There she sat, without even a shawl to wrap was the “ prisoner at the bar," condemned to f we are accustomed to restrain our angry

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