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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.”
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
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
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.
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
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 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...
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...
50 2 00 1 00 .1 00
3 00 1 00 20 00 2 00
50 25 00
1 00 30 00
50 2 00 1 00
Vt.-Little Mattie, Waterbury.....
deceased 250, N. Leominster.
Newton Jones, Winthrop..
L. Dean, Middletown....
S. Children, Norwich..
50 8 00 1 00 1 50
50 1 00
40 1 00
N.Y.-Wayland and Charlie Bourne 150 each, Orie
Bourne 100, Richmondville..........
Charlie B., Maggie and Carrie 100 each other chil.
friends, Mrs R. Sage $1, Mrs Byrnes 500, Mis Has-
ma Shaver 100 each, Verona....
Rice, from their young friends, La Grange..
Louisa and Etta Donaldson, Clark....
Coll, by little girls to pay freight, Sheffield Lake...... 111.-Charlie Barnes, Canton...
Mary and Lillian Greenfield, Shabbona..
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
Conn.-Mrs Ezra Clark, Hartford, per 'Mrs E. M.
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...
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..
their pastor's wife, Mrs J. A. Allen a L. M............ 10 00
10 00 N.J.-A Friend to constitute Miru Oliver Coursen,
Morristown a L. M., per Mrs 1. A. Hawkins.... 20 00
5 00 0.-Mr3 A. D. Barber, to apply on L. M. for her daughter, Emma E. Barber, Austinburg.
North Gullford, bbl. clothing and dried fruit from a few
AEELER WILSON'S HIGHEST PREMIUM
patch-work for Industrial School from Sarah
cushions, etc. from a few ladies, per Miss M. E. Rose.
Miss Mary E. Carpenter.
No. 505 Broadway. 689_92
few ladies, per Mrs Luther Mather.
nah M. Sage and others.
OFFICE, 135 BROADWAY.
$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
.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.
HIGHLY IMPORTANT TO MOTHERS! BROWN'S BABY
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
(See Advocate for Jan. Ist.)
for Bazaar from Miss L. M. Çarnes, per Mrs D. F. Park.
BAKER'S DINING AND LUNCH ROOMS,
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
logues gratis. Address Ann and Father Hicks &Mrs Marvin, per Joseph Morris.
H. B. LUM, Sandusky Ohio.
from Mirs Sally Slater.
FERRIS FEMALE INSTITUTE,
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
parts of the United States.
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
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
fancy articles, etc. from iriends.
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.
Mrs E. Cady and neighbors.
D. Palmer and other friends.
from Mary H. Lockwood, Mrs E. Gould, Miss Sarah E.
per Mr H. L. Mead.
package clothing from a few ladies, per Mrs
Mrs F. Thorn,
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
Susan H. Morgan.
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.
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.
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.
Letters concerning the Adrocate and Guardian, and those
containing funds for the Society, should be addressed :
MRS, SARAH A. STONE,
29 E. 29th Street,
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.]
Frorn a foster-mother:
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
“ 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,
In fairer clime than this.
Thou wert too pure, too true for earth,
Thy heart too often bled
And o'er the early dead.
There shadows never fall;
And God is all in all.
Thy thirst for truth divine,
Make deepest wisdom thine,
How will thy spirit soar !
Words of iminortal lore!
Found much to pain it here,
No discord strikes the ear.
There are no faded flowers
The joy of vanished hours.
Thus early to that shore
Are felt and feared no more?
And like a beaming star,
In thy bright home afar.
(FROM "Five Years of Prayer and the Anstvers." By
Rev. S. Ireneus Prime. Published by Harper & Brothers.)
A CLERGYMAN from California related the
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-
ed was in the broad road to ruin, and, as he
if possible. At last I found him in a gambling
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-
to do either. Stepping up close beside him, I
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.