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SOHOOL NO. IV.

HOME INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS, NO. 2, 4, AND 5. Even during the disgraceful and painful the love of Jesus, of his love to the chief of With emotions of thankfulness, the Commit

scenes of riot and bloodshed in July last, she sinners. During the recital, poor Mrs. W. tee of School No. 2, present their report for

was daily in school-with a fall attendance of leaned forward as if drinking in every word, the year closing December, 1863.

scholars—though frequently threatened with and occasionally brushing the tears from her We gratefully record the numberless bless- personal violence, and the school building eyes. After the meeting she asked if I would ings that have crowned each day of the year, itself often stoned.

come and see Mrs. F., the other woman menand that all immediately connected with the In reviewing the past we would say with tioned above, whose eldest son was stabbed school have been shielded from the

grateful hearts, “ Hitherto hath the Lord help- last Monday night in a dranken affray. This that flieth by day, and from the pestilence ed us,” and with an humble dependence on the opened the way for a serious conversation. I that walketh in darkness."

arm of Omnipotence,commence again the school said, “Did you not tell me once that you had The number of children enrolled as pupils duties of the new year.

a good mother?” “Yes, ma'am.” “ Didn't during the year is 570, average attendance

you think of her while that lady was speak143. And although there is much to con

ing?" At this her tears flowed freely. She tend with in the irregular and fluctuating at

THE Committee of Home School No. 4 state said she would not have her mother see her tendance of this class of children; yet we find that during the past month this school has ex- now for anything. She is an Irish woman and encouragement in their steady and often rapid | hibited marked improvement in numbers and a Protestant, brought up in the Episcopal

Church. She said she had geen awful times improvement in the various branches taught, deportment. We are also happy to record a ås well as their growing knowledge of Bible

distribution of one hundred and fifty garments, in the court where she lived, had seen four truth. They have committed to memory and

which were very timely in the case of many of there go into eternity unprepared. One, this recited 5220 verses of Scripture. our destitute little ones.

winter, came home so intoxicated that he was We often find instances of integrity of pur

We note also the visit of Mr. and Mrs. unable to get up the stoop, but fell down by

the steps an pose, and a desire (childlike and simple Broughton, and their present of a large bundle

was found in the morning dead.

She said, “Oh, it is awful, -I would like to though it often is) to rise above the impure of papers-enough for each one of the chilassociations of the place that many of them dren. A donation, too, was received from Mrs. become a decent woman.” Mrs. V. W. spoke call “ home.”

Ambler;
also a visit from Mrs. Starr, with a

with her some minutes very seriously, and Quite a number of our pupils are the children promise of books for the school.

when it was proposed that she should sign the of those who have exchanged their Northern The attention of the pupils to their Scripture pledge, she agreed to do so. homes for camp-lite and the battle-field. lessons, the many texts and hymns committed,

I think some that I know would sign and keep Some of them have already been written and the saving truths thus carried to their

the pledge if they were supplied with work. fatherless. wretched, miscalled homes, we are well assur

These people have children in the school: one May He who tempers the wind to the shorn ed, will not all prove as water spilled upon the

of our best boys has intemperate parents. lamb, guide their trembling footsteps over ground. Instances of permanent good achiev

Please pray for us, that we may truly work

for Jesus. life's thorny way, and give us grace to be ed, frequently come to the knowledge of the faithful to the trust committed to our keeping. Committee, affording strong encouragement to

The present average of this school is about

130. A little girl, the child of a deceased volun- continue the good work. Present average 120. teer, tried to comfort her sick mother, who was harassed with fears of want for her little

EXTRACTS FROM VISITOR'S REPORT. family, by saying, “ Mother, don't worry about

We have visited this school several times us, our teacher will take care of us; she will during the month, and find in it much to en- APPLICATION was made by a pastor in behalf not let us want."

courage effort. The illness of the principal, of a mother and daughter, the latter having In another case, the brother of one of our owing to over-exertion, has occasioned some lost her husband, and the former, eighty-two children was very sick. Itis sister came to interruption of the usual progress. The school years old, her son in the war. Visited and tell her teacher of it, and she promised to visit

is favored in that she has now becoine able to found them people who had seen better days. the family, but was herself prevented by sickresume her duties.

The daughter, a great sufferer, wanted anyness from so doing. The child watched until Concerning the weekly meeting held in the thing the Society could give them. Told them dark, and when told by her mother that she school-rooms, we have the following statement.

clothing for adults we had not; gave them a thought Miss S. would not come, she replied, The mothers' meeting is still kept up, about

quilt and a dollar each. " I know she will come, for my teacher never thirty attending. A very good feeling is

We next bent our way to Miss H.'s school tells a lie."

manifest. Some of the children seem much to inquire concerning a family who had five To those friends who have assisted us in interested. They go home from school, and

children-pupils there—very destitute of clothpreparing work for the school, we tender our hurry back, bringing their mothers with them,

ing. She said she had visited the family, found

the father consumptive, and the mother having cordial thanks, praying that their experience and ask permission to stay themselves. A

nine children. We visited her, found her apmay ever be that, it is “moro blessed to give word is always spoken to them by some one than to receive." The number of garments present.

Three ladies from 29th St. R. Di parently a sober, industrious person, anxious made by the children during the year is 200, Church come every week to aid in sustaining

for the advancement of ber cluildren; said she quilts 19. the meeting.

could not bear to have them out of school a Donations made to the school by personal Among those who attend are two mothers

day. Gave them the much-needed clothing. friends of the principal, $24, all of which has of intemperate habits. We are particularly

Visited Mrs. P., and provided her with the been used as intended. The sewing cotton and interested in one of them. Could you see the baby-linen of which she wsa in want. needles used in the school have been supplied | poor woman as she coines in with an uncertain A respectable German woman, near the rivby one of the ladies of the Committee.

step, which seems to say, “I have no business er, had a terribly sore hand. Never had made In conclusion, your Committee would express here,” her bloated face and miserable garments, application for aid though a widow. Her charto the ladies of the Board their satisfaction in indicating that she is no stranger to the wine- acter in the house is excellent. We gave her their excellent teacher. Faithful in season and cup, you would pity her. Last Friday ono of a dollar, and her only child, a little girl, a Tesout of season, she has been absent but two the ladiès told the story of a mother's love: oftament, and commended them to the safe-keepdays and a half froin her post during the past a poor woman who lost her life in trying to ing of the good Shepherd, to which she feeltwelve months.

save her child's, and then spoke touchingiz of | ingly responded. We marked some passages

SCHOOL NO. V.

in her Testament, and left, thankful that it had not as we thought, near death. An old negro been our privilege to unite with her in prayer, man said there shoull be joy if the Master

A widow in V. St., whom the Society has called it, not sorrow, “The race, missus, is in looked after for the past three years, applied great jeopardy.” We bowed and left. Poor for help in some form. Finding she had just creatures, how uncertain everything appears recoverer from a rheumatic fever, we urged to them. the necessity of doing something in the way of By request, called on a poor woman, found removing her three boys to the country, so her living alone, working on bags and asked that they might avoid the shares of our city. her what she wanted. “Oh, indeed, I'm poor She felt our suggestions to be truthful, but for a quilt.” She brought out her only one, feared their being ill-treated. We placed Sing- well-patched, which she got from the Home Sing, with all its miseries, before her, and be- | three years ago. We

gave her four cradle sought her to make farmers of those boys if quilts to make into a covering for her bed. she would save them. Strove to show her how In H. St. found a decent-looking woman depossible it was they might grow up to be good pendent on her own exertions to support a men and by-and-by make a home for her. She family of six children and an idle, would-be seemed cheered by our picture, and promised gentleman. She married him in England and to make the trial. We gave her a dollar which fled to Ainerica, her parents being determined we felt would be carefully used, and promised to have nothing to do with her. “Bitterly," her a pair of rubbers from the Dorcas room. said she, "have I paid for my disobedience." A colored woman, afflicted with spinal dis

Her mother, she told us, was sister of the celeease, one of the many who suffered from the brated Bishop of D. IIer children were beauviolence of the mob, was in great need of tiful; she was just sending them to school. clothing, which we furnished. She was very

Left home for the purpose of looking after a intelligent, gave us an account of her sister's little girl who comes in our neighborhood for losses and her own. My heart went out to her cold victuals, anxious if possible to get her largely as she wept, and cried out from its mother to permit her to go to the Home Ind. depths, "Fear not, thy Maker is thy husband.” School. On finding their wretched hovel, had Went to inquire into the case of a young

but little hope for child or parents. The deserted wife, left with a babe two months old.

mother, a poor, miserable creature, is totally Her character is good. Reported the facts and unfit for wife, mother or housekeeper. Strove returned to tell her to come to the Home with to win her consent with the promise of a dress her child.

suitable to go to church.

“You are very Found ourselves in street, near East | kind,” she said, “but iny priest would not River, one foggy morning. The nuinbers being allow it. He says, 'Be in no bondage to them. altered, we spent some time in finding the Keep your children in the faith, if you should place we sought. At last a man who was

die on a dunghill.'” “Yet you eat our food chalking 445 on a door, informed us the person

daily."

the
poor

childer.'
were looking for lived on the top floor.
Ascending, we found in a tidy room the widow

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS of DONATIONS to the of an English physician. She had been the

Home for the Friendless, from Jan. 25th, to mother of twelve children, all of whom had Feb. 10th, 1864. passed away. An only son, just after receiving ($20 entitles the Donor to a Life-membership, and a copy of the his diploma, was killed by an explosion at

A. G. for life.) Crystal Palace. She has three grandchildren

HOME. left in her charge by her youngest daughter. N, II.--Mrs Pratt 50c, her children, Melisse and EuHer brother, a doctor, has been very kind, but

gene, Hampstead..

Vt.-M. J. Spalding, East Poultney this terrible war has robbed him of his two Mass.-Friends, South Deerfield.

S. Scholes, West Mansfield. sons-in-law, and he has taken home two Friends, Monson, freight.

Mrs Isaac Howland, Lydia C. Earle and Kezia H. daughters, each with three children. She is Gifford $1 each, Westport...

Mrs T, G. Colton, Monson exceedingly handy with her needle, does a Mrs Samuel Williston, East Hampton. great deal of fancy work for stores, &c.

Friends, Mattipoisett, per Ş. B. Dexter.

Conn.-Mary J. Hammond, Burrville.. Everything in the way of clothing being so

A Friend, West Hartford.. difficult to obtain, Mrs. Dr.

gave her a

Mrs David Smith, Norwich City,

Two Friends $1 ea., Mrs E. Beardsley 50c, Roxbury. note to the Ilome Committee.

A Friend, Guilford...

A Friend, Simsbury, freight.
We talked to her of the future of the chil- Miss L. Dean, Mrs C. Bacon, Mrs H. Wilcox and

Mrs L. A. Wilcox $1 each, Middletown.. dren, the uncertainty of life, how little hope Mrs Wm. Gay, Suffeld.

Ladies, Kent there was that the brother, burdened as he Mr Wm. Forbes, East Haven..

Mrs H. Cowles, Mrs R. Smith, Mrs G. Woodward, was, could do anything for them. She ac

Mrs J, Elliott and Miss Benedict, Sharon.... knowledged what we said was too true, said

Mrs Samuel Drew, Huntington..

A, Barber $1, Mrs Pulling. Mrs Johnson, Mrs H. she would give the subject thought. Gave

Signor, Mrs M, Signor, Miss Gregory, H, North

rop and Mrs Comstock 500 ea., Other Friends 50c, her some children's clothing and a dollar, and

Danbury.

5 00

N. Y.-Mrs B. A. Bourne, Richmondville..... promised to call again.

Mrs Sarah Reese, Elmira...

Mrs J. Avery, Wampsville. A colored woman called to get something in

Miss M, Wilcox, Stone Church..

Mrs O. M. Johnson, Newhampton. which to lay out a dying child. We selected Mrs J. T. Rogers, Elmira....

Mrs E. Hull, Durham. the articles from our baby-chest, and went to Mrs G. Root $7 and Mrs H. Hull $1, freight, Homer.

Mrs H. K. Dolbear, Perry its hoine. We found the child very sick, bat Mrs Dr Chapman si, Mrs L. Fuller 50C, Groton......

Mrs S Barrows, Mrs O. Palmer and Miss S. Wil

liams 3c each, Mrs C. Williams and Mrs A. Barrows 7 Columbus...

2 00 Mrs Mary Wilson, Groton. Mrs W. Bragg 560, Miss E. Gray and Mrs N. W.

Moore 500 each, Mrs L. Thomas 440, Clayville..... 2 00 Mrs H. E. Bennett and Mrs E. Peck $1 each, Dean's Corners..

2 00 Friends, Parishville, freight, per E. T. Burnap....... 1 00 A Friend, New London.

2 00 Friends, Union Springs, freight...

1 00 Mrs M.Quin and Mrs C. F. Dowd 500 each, North Granville.......

1 00 A few Friends, Coila, freight.

50 Mrs E. E. Hinkston $1, A Friend 200, Le Roy

1 20 Friends, Freetown,

50 Miss Hannah Underbili, Chapequa.

1 50 S, Society of Pres. Ch., Nassau, freight..

50 S. W. Baxter, Fosterville...

50 Mrs M. R., Victor,

2 00 Mrs Rev. Samuel White, Gilbertsville.

50 Mr and Mrs Van Allen, LeRoy.

2 00 Mrs M. M. Hess Fenner..

100 F. B. Sandford, Madison.

25 Mrs Van Vleek, Staten Island...

5 00 Mrs Allen, Strykers ville....

1 00 Mrs John Bouton, S. Sarem

1 00 Mrs Precilla Buss, Mina.....

1 00 Charlotte Bennett, Plymouth.

50 Mrs F. H. Hazeltine, Sherman.

2 00 Edward Ryder, South East...

2 00 Sarah S. G. Knapp. West Dummerston...

1 00 Abraham Weeks, Mt. Kisco...

5 00 Mrs H. Beebe.....

2 00 Miss C. A. Dunscombe, Flushing..

1 00 Mrs H. Sherwood, Millville,

50 George Spader, Home Boy, in the army.

5 00 X. Y. City.-G. A. Sabine..

30 00 Mrs A. G. Phelps.

10 00 Mrs Charies Valentine..

5 00 Mrs A. Mahn....

2 00 Mrs Eunice Sandford.

1 00 A Friend. Mrs Pond.

1 00 Mrs W. A. Palmer.

1 00 Cash

3 75 S. W. Wagnen..

2 00 N. J.-George Tatum and wife, Woodbury. W. C. Harp, Hoboken.

10 00 Sidney B. Green, Lawrenceville.

2 00
Pa.-Mrs E. Hollenbeak 2, Mrs Church 50c, Spring,
Mrs 0. T. Drown $1, Mrs Sarah Danforth, deceased
Spartansbnrg, $1.

2 00 Ohio.-J. W. P., Defiance..

2 00 P.J. Codding, Remsen's Corners.

1 00 Ida W. Jones, Smithfield..

1 00 Result of a Mite gathering in Oberlin,

20 00 Mrs T. G. Goodman and Mrs Harry Carter, Chagrin Falls..

1 00 Mrs M. Griggs, Brighton.

4 00 J. W. Cassell, Hopedale.

1 00 C. F. D., Coshocton.

1 00 Julia Nelson, Hillsboro.

1 00 Mrs R. Delamater, Cleveland. Friends, Southington, per L. Maltby.

2 00 Tenn.-A soldier, wounded in the battle of Chickar mauga, Nashville,

10 00 Ind.-Mrs R. Roberts. Westfield... Mrs L, K, Campbell, Anderson...

50 Mrs Anna Jay 500, her little Hattie 40c, and Willie 10c, Raysville...

1 00 Mrs M. N. Cox, Aralla, I11.-Friends, Lamoille.

1 50 Mrs Nancy Stuart, Tonica....

20 00 Friends, Ohio, per S. Wilson...

1 00 Mrs J. L. Greenfield, Shabbona...

1 00 Mrs F. Aldrick, Elkhorn Grove...

100 Mrs M. C. Smith, Pleasant Corners..

1 00 Mich.-Mrs L. J. Snyder, South Jackson..

1 00 Mrs L. Brittan and Vir Hill 500 each, frt., Danville.. 1 00 Mrs C, Rosekrans, Pewamo.

50 Miss M. Chipman, Unadilla. Mrs N. Daniels, Wacousta...

1 00 Charles Atwood, Cambria..

1 00 Sarah J. Sagendorph 30c, Charlie F. and Herman J. Daniels 500, Troy.

1 00 Mrs Jarvis and Mrs Throop, Delta..

100 Miss Alice Chapin, Ann Arbor.... Mrs J. Bowker, Nowell.

15 Mrs P. Smith, Litchfield..

2 00 Vis.-Friends, Bogus Valley.

1 00 A Friend, Trempealeau,

2 00 Mrs Eliza A. Rolyear $1, her little Rosaline 150, Lake View

1 15 Mrs W. C. Hamilton, Fond du Lac...

200
Mrs Sylvester, Fond du Lac.
Iowa.-M. Powers, Danville..

2 00)
Friends, Davenport.
Mrs Briggs and Mrs Lewis, Glenwood.
Wm. Gitford, Ottumwa,

10 90 R.C., S. P. and A. T. Whitney, Denmark.

2 00 Neb.-Mrs S. Smith 350, Miss Bowen 25c, other friends 200, Nebraska čity...

80 Minn.-Mrs C. C. Skinner $1, Mr and Mrs M. P.

Skinner $2, Northfield...
Kansas.-S. A. Fox, Auburn...

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Vt.-Little Mattie, Waterbury.....
Mass.-Carrie L. Wood 25€, for her little sister Cora,

deceased 250, N. Leominster.
Nancy and Willie Skinner, Haydensville..
Conn.-Mrs Lee's S. S. Class, Sprague....

Newton Jones, Winthrop..
Martie, Henry, Mary, Clara and Fred, Hanover.
Helena, Ella, Grace, Clara and Miranda, per Miss

L. Dean, Middletown....
Lizzie Gay Sisson. West Hartford
Emma Currier, Warehouse Point.
Ida, Mary and Ella 100 each, Julia 05c, Ida 250, S.

S. Children, Norwich..

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N.Y.-Wayland and Charlie Bourne 150 each, Orie

Bourne 100, Richmondville..........
Porter and Mary Hull, Durham...
Collected by Nellie Webster and Freddie K., Rou-

se's Point.
Mary and George Talford 500 each, Ella Bunneil 250

Charlie B., Maggie and Carrie 100 each other chil.
dren 650, collected by Ella P. Bunnell, for special

case, Norway..
Collected by Libbie Smith, Norway.
Found in the purse of S. Terrell, decod.,Factoryville
Willie and Georgie McEwen, LeRoy.
Hattie and Lillie Sweatland, Marathon.
Nettie 250, Fred 15c, and Frank Hughs osc, Rodman
Emma Stevens 30c, her baby brother 200, Albany...
Lucy and Kate, Minnie and Rosa, Binghampton......
Mrs Warner's Infant S.S. Class, Strykersville.
Cora Lee Seward & her brother Frankie, Rosemond
Coll. by Henrietta Faulds of her schoolmates and

friends, Mrs R. Sage $1, Mrs Byrnes 500, Mis Has-
kell 45c, Parmelia Hughes, Charlie L and Charlie
Maycox 250 each, Hettie Faulds, Emma Frisble,
Emma Wilcox and Sarah Delano 150 each, Milo
Foster 20C, George Frisbie, Mary Tipple and Em-

ma Shaver 100 each, Verona....
Edwin, George and Julia Clark, E. Palmyra...
Winnie White, Williamsburg..
Coll. by A. J. Maghew. Willie Alton and James W.

Rice, from their young friends, La Grange..
Penn.-Willie and Effie Reynolds, Knoxville..

Louisa and Etta Donaldson, Clark....
Obio.-Sidney M. and Clarence U. B. Benton, Aus-

tinburg
Freddie Bullard, Chagrin Falls.
Willie Robinson 25c, his brother George 10c, Beverly.

Coll, by little girls to pay freight, Sheffield Lake...... 111.-Charlie Barnes, Canton...

Mary and Lillian Greenfield, Shabbona..
Iowa.-Luther 30C, James 250, Cyrus 10c and Demmy

05, the children's Thank offering for their brother's

safety in the late battles of Tenn., Lime Springs... Kansas.-Abby, Mary, Willie and Charlie Byrd, Leavenworth

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Conn.-Mrs Ezra Clark, Hartford, per 'Mrs E. M.
Chester.....

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WIDOWS' FUND.
N. H.-A Friend, Candia...

1 00 Conn.-A Friend, N. Haven...

3 00 N. Y.-Sophia Converse, Kirkland.

1 00 Mrs Denton, Marathon..

1 00 0.-Mrs Cunningham, Unionville...

1 00 Minn.-A Friend, Waterford...

100
LIFE MEMBERS.
Conn.-Mrs A.'E. Cobb, Norwich, to comp. L. M..... 10 00
Friends, Sprague, to apply on a L. M...

5 00
X. X.-Mrs Margaret Boies, to const. in part Mrs
Mary Gaylord a L. M., Harpersfield,

10 00 A few Friends, Millville, to apply on L. M. for Mrs Rev S. S. Atkins.

9 00 Mrs Nancy Crumby, Holland Patent, to apply on 2d payt. of L. M....

2 00 Mrs C. W. Butterworth, Salmon River, to apply on L. M.....

1 50 Mrs J. L. Button, Vermillion, to apply on 2d payt. of L. M..

6 00
Miss E. A. Denton, to apply on L. M... Marathon..... 5 00
Mrs Julius Ives, Brooklyn, to complete L. M.......... 10 00
Ladies of Cong. Ch., Strykersville, to part constitute

their pastor's wife, Mrs J. A. Allen a L. M............ 10 00
Mrs Calvin Ely, Lancaster, to const. hersell' A L, M 20 00
Mrs Gillette, to comp. L. M. of her daughter, Mrs H.
J. Wolcott, Big Flatts..

10 00 N.J.-A Friend to constitute Miru Oliver Coursen,

Morristown a L. M., per Mrs 1. A. Hawkins.... 20 00
Mrs J. Bentley, Paterson, to apply on L. M. of Miss
A. B. Zabriskie.

5 00 0.-Mr3 A. D. Barber, to apply on L. M. for her daughter, Emma E. Barber, Austinburg.

2 50

North Gullford, bbl. clothing and dried fruit from a few
ladies.

WABEL

AEELER WILSON'S HIGHEST PREMIUM
Gilbertsville, bbl. of clothing and quilts from the Ladies

Sewing Society.
Somerstown,

patch-work for Industrial School from Sarah
Reynolds.
Bridgehampton, package quilts, clothing, pop-corn, pin-

cushions, etc. from a few ladies, per Miss M. E. Rose.
Mt. Kisco, trunk of patchwork, nuts, apples, etc. from

Miss Mary E. Carpenter.
Moira, box quilts and clothing from the Beney. Soc., quilt
from ten little girls and cushions from Grandma Bowen.

SEWING MACHINE.
Hornellsville, box of clothing from Miss Cath. Christie.

No. 505 Broadway. 689_92
Fenner, box of clothing, dried fruit, butter, etc. from a

few ladies, per Mrs Luther Mather.
Windsor, bbl. quilts, clothing, dried fruit, etc. from Han-

nah M. Sage and others.
Randolph Centre
package clothing from friends.

HOME
Jewett, collar from Miss Emily F. Peck, tatting from

INSURANCE COMPANY
Miss L. Peck.
Dryden, box quilts and clothing from the ladies, per Mrs

OF
P. M. Pratt.

NEW YORK,
West Sand Lake, fancy
articles for Bazaar, from a few

OFFICE, 135 BROADWAY.
friends, per Mrs L. A. Fellows.

Cash Capital....

$1,000,000 00 Jefferson, bbl. quilts, clothing, dried fruit, etc. from a few friends, per Mrs H. Merchant.

Assets, 1st January, 1863. 1,746,495 68 East Virgil, bbl. clothing, etc. from friends, per Sarah

Liabilities. ...

.75,549 64 Angell.

This Company insures against loss or damage by FIRE, Cazenovia, needle-books, etc. from Mrs Springstend.

and the risks of INGAND NAVIGATION and Crittenden, box clothing and crib-quilts from a few

TRANSPORTATION, on favorable terms. Losses friends, per Mrs C. F. Taber. Rose, box of clothing, quilts, etc. from a few friends,

per equitably adjusted and promptly paid. Mry Helen E. Vandercook.

CHARLES J. MARTIN, President. Union Springs, box of quilts and clothing and package of

A. F. WILLMARTH, Vice President.
infants clothing from the scholars of Friends' Academy, JOHN M'GEE, Secretary.
per Mary H. Thomas,
Worcester, box of beans, dried fruit, etc., from Mrs Cham-

berlain,
Marshall, box quilts and clothing from friends,

HIGHLY IMPORTANT TO MOTHERS! BROWN'S BABY
Croton, parcel of ciothing from Mrs Cockroft.

TENDER, OR MAGIC SPRING CRADLE, takes charge N. Y. City.--Basket of toys from Minnie L. Fraser, per of infants from birth, saves the expense of a nurse, and, from Mrs M. C. Browne.

& delightful Cradle, with a soothing and really-healthy moCollar from Mrs M. C. Browne. Package of clothing from Mrs Reynolds.

tion, may be instantly converted into SEVEN other useful N.J.-Roadstown & Greenwich, box clothing from a few articles for the Nursery. Send immediately for Circular, ladies of the Greenwich Pres. and Roadstown Bap. Ch's.

BROWN & CO., Salem, 2 collars and pr, cuffs from Mrs Hannah Wheeler.

474 Broadway, N. Y. Pa.-Girard and vicinity, box of clothing, quilt, dried ap

688-9

(See Advocate for Jan. Ist.)
ples, cheese, etc. from Mrs Blair and other friends.
Athens, bbl. of clothing from the ladies and box articles

for Bazaar from Miss L. M. Çarnes, per Mrs D. F. Park.
Carlisle, 2 shawls from a friend.
Wis.-Beaver Dam, package of work for Ind. School from

BAKER'S DINING AND LUNCH ROOMS,
Mrs Lucy Finck.

125 and 127 Grand Street, near Broadway Mich.-Dundee, bbl. vegetables, "dried fruit and butter

Designed expressly for Ladies and Children. from Mrs Jane Reynolds.

Strangers Dansville, box of quilts, clothing, dried fruit, etc. from Mrs

Visiting the City, will find a neat, quiet and orderly Dining

Room,
L. Brittan, Mrs Dubois, Mrs B. Avery, Mrs Clark and

86-97.
others.
Lapeer, package of quilts and stockings from Mrs Lucy
o.-Cardington, box of clothing from Mrs E. Brifogle, Mrs F flowering Plantes de inte variety, sea by Phil. Sed
E. Talmadge, Mrs C. Smith, Miss Elizabeth Shunk, Miss

logues gratis. Address Ann and Father Hicks &Mrs Marvin, per Joseph Morris.

685-92
Ashtabula, bbl. clothing from friends, per Mrs E. M.

H. B. LUM, Sandusky Ohio.
Dickenson,
Pierpont, box containing cheese, butter, dried apples, etc.

from Mirs Sally Slater.
Oberlin. fancy articles for Bazaar from Miss Anna M.

FERRIS FEMALE INSTITUTE,
Wyett and little Freddie, Anna and Mary Penfield.

135 MADISON AVENUE, COR. 32d STREET, Iowa.-Davenport, package clothing from Mrs Davidson. REV. ISAAC FERRIS, D. D., LL, D., President,

MRS. M. S. PARKS, Misses C. BREWSTER & C. E. FERRIS,

Principals. A few pupils admitted as boarders. Important Legacies have been lost to the home through informality. It is therefore earnestly requested of those who design to benefit the Institution by giving it a place in thei

POSTAGE ON THIS PAPER. last Will and Testament, that they would use the following:

By the new law, the postage on single copies of the A. & FORM OF A BEQUEST.

G. is now six cents a quarter-payable in advanco-in al
I give and bequeath to the American Female Guardian

parts of the United States.
Society, incorporated by the Legislature of New York, in
the year 1819, the sum of $ to be applied for the

A package of four copies, which weighs 4 ounces, sent to Benefit of the Home for the Friendless, or to other charit. *one address, is subject to no more postage than a single able uses of said Society.

copy-according to Instruction 36, which Postmasters will The Will should be attested by three witnesses, who should

please see.'
write against their names, their place of residence, and state
that they signed the instrument at the request of the testator,

From 5 to 8 copies, to one address, 12 cents a quarter. and in the presenco of the testator and each other, and that

From 9 to 12 do

do 18 do do the testator declared to them that it was his or her last Will and Testament.

or fraction thereof.

In order to receive the paper at the lowest rate of post. P Packages-not letters-should be marked :

&ge, it is necessary to tal them, not singly, but at least four HOME FOR THE FRIENDLESS

copies; and so of clubs, they should be made up-if possible 29 É. 29TH ST.,

-of 8, 12, 16, 20 and so on.

As an inducement to those who now recelve it singly, to Care

CLOTHING, PROVISIONS, &c., received

from Jan. 25th to Feb. 10th, 1864. A. H.-Hampstead, package quilt, pillow, etc. from a few

friends.
Vt.-Williston, box clothing, quilts, blanket, dried fruit,

fancy articles, etc. from iriends.
Addison, package clothing from Mrs J. F. Field.
Panton, package clothing and book from Mrs H. Jackson
Mass.-Hinsdale, box clothing and fancy articles from

NEW YORK.

make up a small club of four or eight, the Ex. Com. propose A. Chapman, (Healey's Express, ) Pier 16, N. R.

to put the subscription price for four copies—to one address A list of articles, with donors' names and post office ad.

-at 75 cents a year, and for eight copies--in the same way dress, should be enclosed in the package, and another similar list sent by mail, stating when the package was forwarded

-at 60 ceats a year The only safe way of transmitting funds, is by draft, pay.

Twelve copies, and over, will be at the rate of 50c, a year. able to Mrs. Sarah A. Stone, Treasurer,

At offices where there are several single subscribers receiving it to their separate addresses, by their uniting to

gether and having it in one package, to one address, it wiM POSTMASTERS and others, desiring papers to be materially reduce the postage on each. discontinued, will please send the name of the P. O. as well as of the subscriber.

friends.
Conn.-Plainfield, bbl. clothing, quilt and provisions from

Mrs E. Cady and neighbors.
Warehouse Point, box quilts, clothing, etc. from Mrs Geo.
Woodward, Mrs Electa King, Sarah Woodworth, Mrs

D. Palmer and other friends.
Greenfield, bbl. clothing, collars, edging, potatoes, etc.

from Mary H. Lockwood, Mrs E. Gould, Miss Sarah E.
Gould, Rachel Leathe and william H. Lockwood.
Mansfield Centre, package clothing from Lucy A. Adams.
Shivon, package clothing and dried apples from Mrs G.

Woodward,
Griswold, 2 feather beds from Miss Lucy Avery, deceased,

per Mr H. L. Mead.
Howell's, package clothing and dried fruit from a few
friends, per Lucinda Mapes.
Cortlandvlile.

package clothing from a few ladies, per Mrs
H. P. Goodrich.
Homer, package from Mrs Dr Riggs.
Alfred Centre, bbl. clothing from the Ladies' Benev. Asso.
Maine, box of clothing from the ladies and package from

Mrs F. Thorn,

NOTICE.
THE carrier of this paper, Mr. JOHN E. LINE, is author-
ized to receive subscriptions to the ADVOCATE AND GUAR-
DIAX and also donations to the A. F. G. Soc. and Home foi
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.

EXTRACTS FROM CORRESPONDENCE, From a far of land.-- Dear Madam,-Enclosed you will find a small sum, which I would like to have employed in some way for the dear clildren at the " Home,"

It is the contents of the purse of our darling Hattie, our first born, who left us on the 12th of January for a home in the “ Happy Land," aged six years and three months.

She was always most deeply interested in hearing ine read from the Advocate and Guardian all that a child of her age could understand; but her feelings and sympathy were most especially called forth by the accouuts of the poor neglected children who are gathered from the streets, and from the homes of wretchedness in your city, to your Home of comfort and loving care. Before she was three years old she became intensely interested in the story of a particular case related in one of your papers, of a poor little beggar girl named Mary, of whoin some of your visitors had heard, and whom she discovered after a long search for her, and took to the Home. This told with all the particulars given in the narrative, or supplied by our own knowledge of similar cases of her former wretched condition, and the change wrought in her appearance, when received at the Home, and all the little home comforts found there, to which the poor child had been such a stranger, she was never weary of hearing, and often after sitting with earnest tearful attention, listening to its narration, she would beg, “ Please tell it again, papa."

We often spoke together of the Home, and all that was done there, and her heart was much drawn out in pity for the poor neglected children of these eastern cities, for whom there is no such help provided.

She had planned doing some work for the Iloine children, but her busy fingers are lying folded quiet and cold now, while the active spirit which apinated them, is, we have good reason to liope, employed in a higlier sphere.

I can think of no way in which our darling child would so rejoice to have her little treasure of money expended as this. A part of it was earned by her performance of certain household daties, and the rest was prized, as gifts, from loved friends.

I would like to give a fuller expression to my own interest in your blessed work, and my gratitude for all the good your invaluable paper has done ine, in my earlier years, and the help I gain froin it now, but this bare mention of it must suffice.

May each and all of you who are engaged
in this great work, receive all needed grace
and strength. Yours, in Christian love,

Susan H. Morgan.
Antioch, Syria, April 29th, 1863.

fellow-soldiers speak of him as a good soldier Oh, how seven-fold crushing must the sufferand a generous-hearted, well-disposed boy. / ing of sickness be, when one has to fight We trust our heavenly Father will have him against the daily wants of poverty. Yes, I in His keeping and preserve him in the hour of have many mercies. A pleasant home, a comtemptation and danger.

fortable room, (to which I am confined) and

parents able to provide not onlyfor every want, " One who has known suffering.—As the

but the luxuries my condition will admit. A greeting of one who has known suffering, please few kind friends to cheer me with their presfind enclosed ten dollars for the Home for the ence, but above all else is the loving care of a Friendless. Being in the rear on account of a

tender mother. wound received at the battle of Chickamauga,

It seems to be scarcely right to give in and receiving a box of good things from my charity that which costs us nothing. As friends in Illinois, I found therein several that we earn ourselves is more peculiarly our numbers of the Advocate and Guardian, pub- own than when given by parents, I like to see lished last fall, in which I saw set forth the the record in the Guardian of the offerings then pressing necessities of the Home. So I from the children obtained by denial, or exerpurposed to send you the above sum as soon tion, when a few pennies is often of greater as I should be paid off. It comes late, but

value in their eyes than dollars in later years. better late than not at all. May the Lord Do you not think the Home lies very near own, bless and prosper your efforts in behalf the hearts of a great many? I hope its inof the unfortunate, is the earnest prayer of

fluence and power for good may be continually A SOLDIER.

increasing, for it does seem as if you were en

gaged in a great work. May God bless you New Year's present a noble juvenile offer- richly. ing. It is with pleasure that I now remit the enclosed draft for 21.25 less exchange, as the

А Caril.—Through the columns of result of our S. collection, which the ladies

your highly-prized paper, Mrs. J. M. Ferris of the Home will please accept as a New begs leave to acknowledge her debt of gratitude

to her late friend for the certificate of Life Years' present from the Sabbath-school of the Cong. Church of Cambria Centre, N. Y. We Society, just received. It is the gratification

Membership to the American Female Guardian have taken great pleasure in earning money for the Home, and wish it were a thousand

and fulfillment of a long.desired hope to some dollars instead of wbat it is.

day become a life-member of an Institution so

noble in its designs, and strictly devoted to FRANK SCOVILLE, Treasurer.

high and holy purposes. Such an expression Cambria, N. Y., Dec. 28th, 1863.

of friendship, is truly a blessing to the one on

whom it is conferred, and the family that sharo We are pleased to hear of the still-continued

its benefits. May the richest blessings rest prosperity of your institution; but yours is a

upon the family of that dear late friend, and noble enterprise and cannot but be blessed of they experience the falfilment of the promise God, who ever keeps in mind the welfare of

that “it is more blessed to give than to rethe workers in His vineyard. Mrs. M. W.

ceive."

As one in interest with you and all your Gift from soldier's children,—The two dol

efforts, my prayer is that God may prosper lars enclosed were earned by my children Carrie,

you abundantly. Yours, Truly, Herbert and Gilbert while their father was in

J. M. F. Mrs. O. B.

Preston Hollow, Jan. 30th, 1864.

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the army.

TERMS.

From a weeping mother.”—Enclosed

Died, at Meriden, Ct., Nov. 24, 1863, Miss please find three dollars.

Clarissa Hall, daughter of Willard Hall, Esq., About a year ago a lovely baby-giri was

aged 44 years. For many years she professed lent to me, to-day the cold, deep snow of a to be a follower of Jesus, and was faithful in Wisconsin winter covers a little new-made

the performance of all Christian duties. We grave. I send the above amount to be given have hope in her death.

Com. to some mother who is more rich in children than in means. May God make it the means of doing some good. The blessing of a weep

ADVOCATE AND GUARDIAN. iog mother goes with it, who bids you God

81 a year, (in advance) to Single Subscribers. speed in your good work of caring for “His

Four copies, to one address, at the rate of 75c & year. little ones.”

E. K. M.

Eight
Twelve copies (and over) to one address, 50c

Letters concerning the Adrocate and Guardian, and those
From an invalid.

containing funds for the Society, should be addressed :

MRS, SARAH A. STONE,
He who doeth all things well, 1199 for the last

29 E. 29th Street,
Box 4740.

New York, seven years seen best to lay His amicting hand

Letters designed for publication, should be addressed to tho upon me heavily, in the form of much physical Editress of the Advocate and Guardian, 29 E. 29th St., New

York. Box 4740. suffering, rendering me almost a helpless in- Letters designed for the Board or Executive Committee, valid. But my path is strewn with many

and Reports of Auxiliaries, address Corresponding Secretar

ries, A. F. G. Soc., 29 E. 29th St, New York. Box 4740. blessings, of which the siek poor are deprived.

Adoortisements -Only short ones are received-200 & linə

[No. 689. March. 1, 1864.]

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Ow Home boy was anxious to join the army, and as the country seemed to need his services, we thonght it not best to hinder him from going. We hear from him often. His

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GUARDIAN

“ I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him; – the cause that I know not I searched out.”—Job xxix. 12, 16.

Vol. XXX. No. 6.

NEW YORK, MARCH 16, 1864.

Whole No. 690.

For the Advocate and Guardian.

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

AMERICAN FEMALE GUARDIAN SOCIETY, at the House of Industry and Home for the Friendless, 29 E. 29th St.

EDITED BY MRS. SARAH R. I, BENNETT.

For Terms and Notices, see Last Pages.

For the Advocate and Guardian.

BEYOND THE CLOUDS.

BY KATE CAMEROX,

BEYOND the clouds that veil from sight

The world of perfect bliss,
Thou hast thy spirit-home, dear friend,

In fairer clime than this.

Thou wert too pure, too true for earth,

Thy heart too often bled
O'er blighted hopes, and broken ties,

And o'er the early dead.
Beyond the clouds thou art at rest;

There shadows never fall;
There Death and Change can enter not,

And God is all in all.
The streams of earth could not allay

Thy thirst for truth divine,
But at the fountain now thou canst

Make deepest wisdom thine,
Beyond the clouds of doubt and senge

How will thy spirit soar !
How eagerly thy soul will learn

Words of iminortal lore!
Thine ardent love of melody

Found much to pain it here,
But in the harmonies above.

No discord strikes the ear.
And beauty there can never dio;

There are no faded flowers
To bring to mind, with saddened thrill,

The joy of vanished hours.
And can we mourn that thou hast gone

Thus early to that shore
Where gloom and anguish, care and pain,

Are felt and feared no more?
Thank God! thou art beyond the clouds,

And like a beaming star,
Thou'lt guide our spirits till we meet

In thy bright home afar.

PRAYING MOTHERS.
MOTHERS, PRAY FOR YOUR SONS.

(FROM "Five Years of Prayer and the Anstvers." By

Rev. S. Ireneus Prime. Published by Harper & Brothers.)
In these great cities the temptations to evil
are so dreadful!

A CLERGYMAN from California related the
Satan is busier than ever with allurements following incident, in connection with his own
to young men who are fresh from the restrain-experience and observation : As he had a
ing influences of home.

large circle of friends and acquaintances at the At almost every turn are those terrible East, and as it was known that he was travel“Shades,” so rightly named, since they are ing to a great extent over California, he replaces of more than midnight gloom to every ceived many letters from anxious friends, soul that is enticed by them.

begging him to hunt up a brother or a son, Passing one the other evening, I saw einerg- and endeavor to bring them to Christ. Many ing from the door, a youth of gentlemanly and an earnest letter of this kind he had received. prepossessing appearance, yet so bewildered Among the rest was one from a mother, so by intoxicating drinks that he reeled to and urgent, so full of entreaty, that it took a deep fro upon the sidewalk, and seemed uncertain

hold upon his heart. The letter told how she which way to go.

had agonized and prayed for a son in Califor-
The night was bitter cold, and I felt that if nia until she had lost all traces of him, and
he should fall, in any by-place, he must cer- begged of him that, on her behalf, he would
tainly be frozen to death. The very thought endeavor to look up the lost boy, who she fear-
was agony to me, a stranger; and what if a

ed was in the broad road to ruin, and, as he
sister, or mother, were awaiting anxiously at loved souls, do all he could to save him.
home the sound of the key in the night-latch, Then the speaker went on to say, “I hunted
conscious of the habit that made him who for that son a whole year. I made inquiries
should have been their joy and blessing, but a for him everywhere; I determined to find him,
care and dread !

if possible. At last I found him in a gambling
I am no mother; I have never laid my saloon, at the card-table, deeply engaged in
hands in benediction upon a beloved son, and play. In the midst of his game I approached
felt my heart-strings quiver with strong emo- him, and told him I wished to speak with him.
tion, as the pure and innocent went out to We descended into the street together. I told
wrestle with an ungodly world; but I am a him how long I had been on the hunt for hiin,
woman, and God has given me enough of the

and it was all about the salvation of his soul. maternal feeling to know something of the He laughed me to scorn. He assured me I misery that must come to a mother when a

used my time and money to very poor advandear child falls from his integrity.

tage in looking for him, and as he would take Oh, for the power to break up these places good care of himself, he did not know but of sin and shame that drag so many wretched thanks for all my painstaking would be supersouls to perdition !

fluous. He said much that indicated that he Is there not wondrous efficacy in prayer? | looked upon my efforts with baughty disdain Do not we who are God's children believe it?

and contempt. But I had a commission to ful-
—then why are we not upon our knees, be- fill. So I requested him to go with me to the
seeching Him who pities us, to keep our dear temperance room and there sign the temper-
ones from the wiles of the tempter, and so to ance pledge; and then I wished him to go to
lead them by His grace that they shall finally the prayer meeting with me. He flatly refused
attain to his everlasting blessedness?

to do either. Stepping up close beside him, I
placed my hand upon his shoulder and said,

met

Nothing greater can be said of faith, than that it is the only thing which can bid defiance to the accusations of conscience.—Reo. T. Adams.

F. B. B.

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