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to send her daughter to an Industrial School here anxious to read the Guardian, that it is vented her attendance. Her most energetic when she could spare her, but she would bave the most interesting and profitable reading I can and successful labors were in behalf of the to take care of her father and two younger offer to friends, and will be accepted by many outcasts of Society. Whole families have been children whenever her mother could find work. who would not read the Bible. Often when I get saved from a fate worse than death. The It was easy to see she had a big burden to some of these papers and sit down to read one greater the degradation, the more persevering carry, so we gave her a dollar to lighten the of them, some of the boys will get the others her efforts. Children literally reeking in filth, load a little.

and I will not see them again until they have have been taken to her own home, washed, Visited the Colored Orphan Asylum, in been read by all. It does me good to have clothed, and then placed in the care of various which there are 205 children. The house now them read them, for many will scarcely read benevolent institutions.

The children appreoconpied by them is beautifully located upon anything of a religious nature, and never, per- ciated her work, and when occasion offereil, the banks of the Hudson River. One of the haps, pretend to read the Word of God.

manifested it. One little fellow having been first things we saw, was about twenty of the These papers are full of sound thoughts, set told to be at her house in time for an early little ones learning their AB O's. Then in in principles that are as good seed, and may train, and fearing he would be late, crept School No. 3 the “infant" class told us the we not hope and pray that we may see the quietly to the woodshed attached to her house, names of the countries in the Eastern Hemis- fruit? “Cast thy bread upon the waters, and to pass the night. He was soon discovered, phere, from their map recently rescued from thou shalt

and comfortably provided for. the station-house: its mate has not yet

She was one of the founders of a Mission come to the light. In No. 2 we listened to an to follow all your doings, yet I read very many sabbath-school in this city. Commenced under interesting “object-lesson” which seemed to and learn very much of the condition of and the the most discouraging circumstances, but concentrate the attention of all the children. assistance tendered to the dear children at the persevered in, is now in a flourishining conIn No. 3 we listened to a class in mental arith- Home. When I was, as it were, but a child, dition. metic, and examined slates upon which the I learned to love to read about the Home and For many years a subscriber to the Advocate spelling lesson was being written down from hear my mother tell where “My penny went and Guardian, her warmest sympathies were dictation; also their writing-books. The ac- to.

with the cause advocated. curacy shown reflected much credit on teach- A man, mingling in all the strife of war, has Of the Ladies of the Home, she said, “They ers and pupils. We also heard some excellent perhaps, enough to fill the mind and heart; have been my best friends, they have assisted singing, first by all in concert, then by a chosen but the thoughts will still return to the great me when I could obtain help no where else." quartette, the remainder of the children join-objects of interest that have found a place of Death for her had no terrors. Trusting iming in the chorus.

lodgment there. Sometimes I think, while I plicitly in the merits of the Lord Jesus, she As the children do not remain in the Insti- see some who seem to have no thought or con- passed quietly away to her reward. tute after they are twelve years old, but are cern for the future, Do they ever think of home, The Sabbath following her decease the then re-taken by their friends, or places found or death, or heaven, hell, or God? Yes, Church and Mission Sabbath Schools with for them by the managers, it was pleasant to they do! and it is enough to make a Christian which she was connected, passel resolutions know that such a firm foundation for their weep, to see them melted to tears when they expressive of sorrow in the loss sustained, and future happiness and success was being laid by read some of your stories of home-life, or when of sympathy with the relatives of the deceased. this thorough training,

a kind heart gains their confidence, and re-
minds them of the past.

Newark, N. J.
May God bless all labors of charity and fill
EXTRACTS FROM CORRESPONDENCE. the hearts and hands of the dear friends at the

Washington, D. C., Dec. 14, 1863. Home. I. D. O., Co. B, 18th Pa. Cav.

Home for the Friendless, from Feb, 25th to How little do we know the extent of the

March 10th, 1864. good we are doing! or who can weigh the in- Died, at Newark, N. J., Feb. 25th, 1864,

($20 entilles the Donor to a Life.membership, and a copy of the fluence of a word for good or evil? Perhaps after a brief illness, Harriet Newell Wardell.

4. & G. for life.) the soldiers can feel, as well as any, the help of One of whom it can be truly said " she hath Ye.-Mary Manson, S. Armington........... good reacling, and particularly when it comes done what she could."

N. H.-Hannah Cogsweli, Henniker..

Vt.-Charlez Carpenter $5, an. don. and Mrs E. A. from hearts full of love to all. In spite of all A brief sketch of her life will doubtless prove McPherson $1. Derby..

Mr L. Carpenter and Mrs D. Collins 300 each, Ferthat is done by the Christian and Sanitary | interesting to her numerous friends.

risburg Commissions, there is a great want of good In 1835 she became a member of the First Mass.-Mr3 D. F. Hale. Chicope.

Legacy of Mrs L'ev Bishop, late of Brimiold 825 reading inatter in the army. My mother of- Congregational Church of Newark, then known and a string of gold beads, per Solomon Homer, ten sends me the Advocate and Guardian, and as the First Free Presbyterian Church, which Mrs L. Hills $1, Mrs H. A. 500, East Longmeadow..

Conn.-Mrs S. Stone $1, the little girls of her S. S. while I read it, I am swallowed up in the was soon after blessed with a series of revivals Class 50%, Milford......

Mr: R. Whegler $2, Mrs A. Miner $1, N. Stonington dreams of homes made glad by the qniet of in which she engaged with a zeal seldom ex

Mrs T. B. Verwin 1 37, Mrs Blanchard 630, Meriden peace. I think of my own home and the lov- celled. Arising early, retiring late, she spent Mrs J. Highmore $2, Mrs Burritt 750, Mrs Ells 300, ed ones there, and of the kind and loving hearts

Waterbury her spare moments in winning souls to Jesus.

N. Y.--Penny Subscriptions, Perry City. that lead the great work of benevolence and She songlit various methods of doing gooi. Friends, Martinsburg.. charity, so ably and successfully accomplished ; Before the Ragged or Indnstrial School became Mrs C. Bryars and Mrs A. Harden $1 each, Mrs B.

Jackson. Mrs E. Mott and Mrs M. Morton 50c ea, and still further, what can I do? popular, she was connected with one whiclı less 65c for freight, Rockland......

Mrs E. W. Stebbins, Norwich While I was reading one of the last numbers belonged almost exclusively to herself, she Friends. Orleans, per Mr3 L. Wainwright, freight....

Subscribers. Lyndonville, per Mrs M. Hard.. of the Guardian, (new to me although several teaching, and her friends aiding her in cloth- Mre Wm, Conklin. Rensselaerville.. weeks old,) I thonght how I would love to go ing the children. She was afterward con

Frients, Arkport, per Mrs E. Hurlburt.. to the Home and thank the kind friends who

Mrs Abner Chittenden, Great Valley nected with Industrial Schools, both in this

Mrs S. Moore and E. J. Richmond, Mt. Upton.. are carrying on this great work. Thank them

Mrs Mary J. Holmes, Brockport and a neighboring city.

Collected by Mrs George Carver, Stockbridge.. as one who felt the great influence of their She was regular in her attendance at the Misa Dorcas J. Clark. deceased, late of New Coucord

Widow Pardee and Widow Bronson $2 each, Mrs work. And can I do it better than by a letter? Female Prayer Meeting, Children's Meetings, Tyler 44C. per Mrs A. Judson...

Peter C. Hanford. Unionville. Aaron and Hur stayed up the hands of Moses, and the services of the Church. The weekly Mr S. Clarkson, Tivoli.

Mrs F. Risley, Luna.. although they did not go into the field of bat- prayer-meeting she loved, and being blez


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Mr D. H. Maltby, McLean

Two Friends, Southampton..

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8. E. Saunders, Brookfield, freight. tle. I often think when I ses men of all classes

Mrs L. Cadwell $2, Mrs Buel 50c, Perry Center. sed with health, stormy weather seldom pre

Mrs P. $1, Freddy P. 50c, Stafford.

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125 and 127 Gran i Street, near Broadway, Designed expressly for Ladies and Children. Strangers visiting the City, will find a neai, quiet and orderly Dining Room.




S. W. Brewster, Hannibal.

10 00 Mrs Orvill M. Bush, Guilford.

100 Friends, Waling River, freight..

75) Mrs Charles Smith, Tarrytown.

100 A Friend, Mr E. D. Sherwood, Camillus...

1 00 X. Y. City.-S. B. and S. A. Schieffelin $5 each, per Mrs Starr..

10 00 A Friend, for special case...

1 00 S. L. S.....

2 00 X. J.-Sally Dome, Orange, freight. Mrs S. A. Baldwin, Newark..

2 00 Mr D), R. Schenck, Jamesburgh, freight

100 A Friend, Walnut Grove.... A Friend, Griggstown..

50 Pa.Mrs R. B. Windsworth, Erie..

1 00 Susan Gardner, Gouldsboro.

100 Mr P. W. Turner, Tioga..

3 00 Mrs Austin Beardslee 81, other subscribers $1. Haw

2 00 H. Landsrath, Erie City A Friend, Sunville..

5 00 Del.-Miss L. R. Maull, Lewes....

1 00 Ohio.--Mrs J. Benton, Savannah..

1 00 Mrs J. S. Daily, Braceville.

1 00 Mrs (), B. Waters, Pittsfield,

1 00 Mrs Samson Si, Mrs French, Mrs Wilson, Mrs

Watts, Mrs Nichols, Mrs Thompson and Mrs Ri.
der 500 each, ry Judd, Mrs Sweezer, Mrs Gordon
and Mrs Watts xic each, Mrs J. J. Thompson and
Mrs Coolidge 400, Mrs Armstrong and Miss Wood-

aril 30c, Frunki. 156', per Mrs Samson, Perry......... 10 25 Friends, Worth Bloomfield, freight..

50 11.-George H. Cook, Lynnville.

1 00 Bequest of Miss Lavinia E. Scarritt, late of Montice!lo, Rev J. A. Scarritt, Executor..

10 00 M. E. Jones, Washburn....

50 Mrs Clarissa Sbipman $10, Mrs Mary McTucker $2, per Mrs E. Fitch. Barry

12 00 Mrs Wm. Hoyt $1, Mrs M. Davis 100, Mrs A. Watson 15€, Barry

1 55 Ind.-Nr3 J.J. Brown, New Albany.

1 00 Mich.-Mrs II. and M. E. H. $1 each, 100 from Charlie, Fast Dayton...

2 10 J. E. Wilton, Algoquin...........

20 A Frieud, Ann Arbor..

1 00 Mrs J.C. Burchard and Mrs 0. White, Cambria...... 1 00 Wis.-Jirs C. G. Benton, Columbus.

5 00 H. M. Goodwin, Rubicon.

50 Almira Burwell, Berlin,

50 Peter, Green Bay.

3 00 Friend, Rutland.

20 Iowa.-Mr and Mrs T. H. B., Grinnell..

2 00 Miss Olive Carpenter 440, Miss Frisbee 200, a Friend 060, Cedar Falls....

70 Mrs Miller, Fayette....

10 S. C.-David Rabinson, Jun., Co I, 56th N. Y. 8. V., Beaufort .....

20 00 La.-Rev L. M. Birge, Baton Rouge,per Mrs Bennett 10 00

Pittsfield, package of clothing from friends, per L. W.

Weaver. Mattaposett, packace from a few friends,'per Mrs Susan

nah P. Dexter. Conn.--Orange, bbl. and package of clothing and

provisions from friends, also nuts from the childreu, per

E. C. Prudden. Mansfield Center, box of fancy articles from Mrs Adams

and Virs Girosvenor. Waterbury package containing clothing and a shawl from

Mrs W'. W. Burritt, pair of stocking from Mrs Ells. South Windsor, box of clothing from Wapping Society, a

cradle quilt pieced by Alice Skinner. Biriningheni, box of fancy articles for Bazaar from

Friends Center Brook, bbl. of clothing from Ladies' Friendly

Society. Waterbury, 2 bbls. of clothing from friends, fancy articles

from the Young People's Benevolent Assoc. Southington, quilt and fancy articles from Mrs D. Foote

and the Misses Foote. N. Y.- Arkport, clothing from the Ladies of the Presb. Ch.

Irvington, quilt from a Young Ladies' Praying Circle. Brookfield, bbl, of clothing from Mrs Maria Hill. Sempronius & New Hope, bbl. of clothing from a few

friends. Martinsburgh, box of clothing. Bingharuton, 2 bols, of clothing from the ladies. Gaines, bhl, of clothing and crib quilt from Mary Halsted

and Georgianna Holmes, crib quilt from E. and L. Wilder, dried fruit from S. Halsted and L. Wilder. Lees ville, box from friends, Lowville, box of clothing from friends and fancy articles

from a Juvenile Class, dress from " Wee Jessie." Nassau, bbl, of clothing and dried fruit from Ladies' Soc.,

2 bbls, of apples from "Uncle Tick."
Bedford, quilt from Miss Clark.
Rockland, box of clothing and provisions from friends.
Hensonville, bbl.of clothing, fruit and butter from friends.
Ellington, box containing quilts, fancy articles and basted

work from friends.
Carlton, bbl. of clothing and provision from the Aid Soc.
Barre t'enter, tatting collar from Elizabeth Hill.
Coventryville, box of clothing from Ladies' Benev. Soc.
Coventry, box of clothing from Ladies' Sewing Circle, 2d

Cong. (h. Stafford, box of quilts and clothing from Soldiers' Aid Soc. Syracuse, box of quilts and clothing from P. S. Darrow. Munnsville, box ot quilts and clothing from friends, two of

the quilts pieced by little girls. Amity, bbl. of apples, nuts and corn from J. T. Stoddard. Mechlenburgh, box of clothing, bedding and fruit, also

fancy articles for Bazaar. .
Ulysses, package from friends.
Marshall, box of clothing and quilts from friends.
North Castle, bed-quilt from Hannah Lane.
Chappaqua, cone frames from Hannah T. and Mercy J.

Croton, parcel of infants' clothing from Mrs Cockroft,

Brooklyn, faucy articles from J. T. and C. Cooper.
N. Y. City.--package of clothing from Mrs Sherman.

Dress from Mrs Stiles.
N.J.-Caldwell, package from Rev Mr Sprague.
New Market, package of bedding and children's garments

from Ladies' Benevolent Society, Seventh Day Baptist Church. Boonton, clothing & fancy articles from Mrs D. C. Morris. Pa.-Conneaut, half bbl. clothing from Eunice Howe, A

Minor and Henry Barton. Williamsport, bbl, of clothing from a few ladies. Ohio.-Franklin Mills, box dried fruit and pr. of mittens

from Lizzie Whitcomb and Minnia Orr. Pierpont, box clothing from friends, Welshield, collars, inserting and edging for Bazaar from

Josie A. Terry.
Mich. Genesee, bhi, of clothing and fruit from Ladies'

Benevolent Society.
III.-- Jerseyville, band and sleeves from V. C. Herbert.
Unknown.--Quilt from C. J. Cooles.

Dressing case from Miss L. Jones.
Box of clothing and a quilt from a widow.
Box containing quilt and dried apples.
Bül, containing quilt and children's clothing and dried

Package with shawls, stockings and a dress.
Package of clothing. sheets and pillow-cases.
Box containing 2 packs of new hoop skirts.



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Conn.-Abby Briggs, North Colebrook.....
N. Y.-Sarah Barrows, Etta Coddington, Mary Tripp,

James and Charles Gibbons, Perry City.
Frankie, Canisteo.....
Georgie, Rochester..
Lillie and Ella Begole and Mabel Kingsley 100 each,

(ordon 07, Wayland.. Mrs M. J. Sheldon, for the children, Bell 50c, Curtie

250, Herbert 13C, Horace 07c and Jennie 05c, Perry

Center... Eddy Seeley, Albany. Penn.-Susie Savage, East Springfieid, from her

friend Hattie, Iowa.... 0.-M. Anna Smith, for special case, Cincinnati. Essy Crew 230, Charlie and Lizzie Crew 10c, Mrs

C. 20c, Chester Hill.....
Pennies found in Charlie's bank, Richmond.
Carrie, Flora and Hattie Dailey, Braceville.
Towa.-Pupils of J. P. Wooton's school, Bangor

George G. Miller 50c, his brother Artie 05. Cincinnati Oregon.-Mrs L. Hasbrouck 500, her Emma, dec.,

2 30, the gifts of friends in her sickness, and 2 50 from Mortimer H., Eugene City.

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pavient of L. M..... Mrs Betsey Foster, Dryden, to const. ber grandaugh

ter, Mrs S. M. Foster, Corning a L. M. N, Y. (ity.--Mrs Trewell Ketchum,a thank offer

ing, applied on L. J., per Mrs Bennett... Ohio.--Mrs Lucy P. Whiting, Austinburg, to com

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No. 505 Broadway. 689-92.

, Flowering Plantx, &c., in variety, sent by mail. Catalogus gratis. Address 685-92

H. B. LUM, Sandusky Ohio.


REV. ISLAC FERRIS, D D., LL, D., President, MRS. M. S. PARKS, Misses C. BREWSTER & C, E, FERRIS,

Principals. A few pupils admitted as boarders.

Aims of the Am. Female Guardian Society.

Ist. The Society aims to rescue from degradation, physical and moral, the children of want, homelessness and sorrow, wherever found, who may be committed to the Society in accordance with its Charter, and after a suitable probation in their institution, to learn to what they are best adapted, &c., to secure for them permanent country hoines in Christian families,

2d. To reach as many as possible of this same exposed class of children, who, though preventer by surrounding circumstances, from becoming Hoa beneliciaries as inmates, may, nevertheless, be withdrawn from the education of the city street, taught habits of industry and propriety of conduct, the knowledge of the Bible.&r.. and surrounded by influences that may be protective and saving.

(Several hundred of this class receive food, ruiment, instruction and watch-care through the agency of the Society.)

3d. To afford a place and means of protection for destítute respectable young women, without employment, friends or home, and within the age and circumstances of temptation.

4th. To aid and encourage destitute American widows with small children, to avoid a separation as long as practicable, by furnishing apparel, bedling, etc., at discretion; securing remunerative employment as far as it inay be obtained, and also to admonish the unwary of the moral pitfalls that often abound in the pathway of the lowly.

5th. To use the Press to enlist the Public mind in behalf of the several classes and objects above named.

17 The " Home," since it was established in 1847, has sheltered, fed and clothed, temporarily, many thousand children and adults. It is siistained hy charitable contributions, and is constantly needing donations of money, clothing, provisions, &c.

10 Packages, not letters, shouid 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 and how the package was forwarded.

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

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 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 charitable 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.

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

n. Will our friends, in sending on renewals of Clubs, always state in whose name they were taken, during 1863. The omission to do so, causes much confusion on our books.

NOTICE. THE carrier of this paper, Mr. JOHN E, LINE, is authorized to receive subscriptions to the ADVOCATE AND GUABDIAN and also donations to the A. F. G. Soc. and Home for the Friendless.

EXTRACTS FROM CORRESPONDENCE. closed please find five dollars. It seems to be Died, in Watertown, Mich., Oct. 22, 1863, A friend in Euclid, O., writes:

alınost nothing where there is so much needed, Mrs. Mary, wife of Elder Wm. Wood, aged 65. Salvation is flowing.Onr church com

but the poor widow's two mites were not des- She experienced religion in her nineteenth menced a series of special meetings some eight pised by our Saviour. May the Lord bless you year, and was zealously engaged in her Masweeks ago, and ever since the work has pro

abundantly in your labors is the daily prayer ter's cause until death. She became a life-
Your friend,

S. V. gressed, resulting up to this time, in the hope

member of the Am. Fem. Guardian Society, ful conversion of over thirty precious souls.

some six or eight years ago. The interests of

Offering of small hands.--I was down to my Still calmly but powerfully the stream of sal

the Home ever lay near her heart, and for its uncle C.'s Christmas, and I spoke the piece in vation is fowing, underinining the sandy

welfare she laboreil extensively, frequently the Advocale called " An Appeal for the Home foundations of error upon which many were

traveling miles on foot through the mud to Bazaar," and my little brother Willie, five

raise clubs and obtain single subscribers for building, apd bearing them out, without even years old, passed aronnd his hat and got seven

the Advocate. Her last sickness was of short an oar of self-righteousness left to guide them

ty-five cents, which I enclose to you with my duration. When asked a few minutes before through the stream. One after another gladly good wishes.

M. E. W. seeks refuge in the good old gospel-ship, and

she died, on what lier hope of future happiness the testimony of each is, that the days spent

rested, she replied, “On Jesus alone."

Mission of the Starless Crown."—At our on this heaven-bound vessel are worth more

sewing-circle last week we presented your that all the days spent in the fair-looking cause, and the paper you publish, and by that

For the Advocate and Guardian, pleasure-crafts they have just quitted. means have added eight new subscribers to

GROPING FOR THE LIGHT. our former list of twelve. The new subscri

BY EFFIE JOHNSON Openings in the West.- When I read about bers seem highly pleased with their papers. the poor in our large cities, and low they One lady told me she never read anything that

'Neath a cloud I wander, suffer, some of them having, as we might say, aroused her to feel that she had a work to do

Lone and dark my way,

And the weird shadows none of the comforts of life, I wish they might in placing stars in her crown, as that piece of

Ever round me play; be induced to come West, wliere they can be pretry in the Jan. 1st number, “The Starless

And I grope in sadness, 1 cared for, and those of either sex who are Crown."

Mrs. L. T. W.

For the guiding hand, able to labor can find plenty to do, in good,

And the path is narrow, respectable fanilies. Help is very scarce in LIZZIE G. S. (who sends twenty cents,) is

To the better land.
Illinois, and cannot be got at any price.

Ah ! my heart is weary
four years years old. She is just beginning to
F. B. H.

of the toil and strife,
learn what benevolence is, ard it is her own

And my spirit longeth
little offering.
(Mrs.) E. G. S.

For the bigher life,
Ice for Diphtheria.-H. is just recovering

Far above the shadows, from diphtheria. She cared herself by eating A heart utterance. One of many.—“I re

And the griefs and fears, small pieces of ice continually. It is a wonder

Which so oft beset me gret our inability to send you larger donations; ful relief. I wish all knew of it. M. M.

In this vale of tears. but this deadly strife is giving us work here at

List, that blessed promise, home-as inuch as we are able to do at

Was it said to me? Fallen into good families.—The enclosed present. But let it go on! Illinois will never

"All these earthly trials balf dollar is from an elderly ladly who takes shrink from her portion of the sacrifice, while

Work for good to thee." weaving to do. When asked why she sent it,

What, the wrongs we suffer, a blacle of corn or wheat can spring from her she replied that she wanted the privilege of

And the stivging pain, free prairies or fertile river-bottoms. What

When false friends deceive us, praying for you and those under your care, she has already done is only the earnest of

Can c'en this be gain ? and she could not pray, “ be ye fed and clothwhat we will do, if God calls us to the test.

Yes, the dawn is breaking, ed,” without adding her pittance to your store. We trust in Him, but we will keep the powder

Not alone I stand, We have two or three Horne-children in our

Ope is near me ever, dry, and dig our lead from our own mines, coinmunity: they have fallen into good famiwhich He has given us for this purpose.

By his guiding hand. lies, where they will be led in the paths of

Through the clouds and darkness, Yours, for God and our Country,

Past the toil and strife, virtue and truth, Mrs. L. M. W.

V. T. M."

His blest hand sball lead mo

To the “ Tree of Life,”
Work by an invalid.-Five years ago, when
Accompanying a Subscription. The surplus

By the flowing river, living in the State of New York, I was a

To the heavenly bowers, fifteen cents I send to the dear children of the constant reader of your paper. Since I came

Where the blest shall gather to Illinois I have never seen one, though I Home, as the contents of our angel Charlie's

Bright, immortal flowers; bank. Ho was a precious bud of promise,

Then, to Him who loved us have often thought I would become a subwhose little life went out with the old year.

Will we raise the song, scriber. Last fall, a lady in Vermont sent us

All our hearts' devotion He was not quite three years old, but in the the old 1860 and ’61 papers. It seemed like

Unto Him belong. beginning of his illness, which lasted only one meeting an old and cherished friend. I was

week, he said, “Mamma can't make me well, more than glad to renew the acquaintance.

I is going to die.” When his little feet had Since then, although so lame as to be unable to walk except a little around the house, I almost touched the “shining shore,” he whis

ADVOCATE AND GUARDIAN. pered back, “ Can't see papa and mamma," have obtained ten subscribers. M. A. O.

$1 a year, [in advance) to Single Subscribers. and was of earth no more. The farewell was

Four copies, to one address, at the rate of 750 a year. Dear ladies at the Home.—The piercing cold spoken in that short sentence so dear to our

Twelve copies, (and over to one address, 500,

Letters concerning the Advocate and Guardian, and those of the past few days bas caused me to think

stricken bearts.

D. A. C. containing funds for the Society, should be addressed: much of the suffering that must be endured by

New York. the very many destitute ones in your great A present to mother.—The enclosed fifty Letters designed for publication, should be addressed to the

Editress of the Adrocate and Guardian, 29 E. 29th St., New city. The Lord having enabled me to obtain cents was earned by a little boy and girl, that.

Letters designed for the Board or Executive Committee, a few dollars, I feel anxious to cast in my mite with it they might present a copy of your val

and Reports of Auxiliaries, widress Corresponding Secrets

ries, A. F. G. Soc., 29 E. 29th St, New York. Box 4740. towards helping to relieve some of it. In- uable paper to their mother. E. H. D. Advertiscments. Only short ones are received-200 a line.

[No. 691. April 1, 1864.]









29 E. 29th Street, Box 4740.

York. Box 4740.

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For the Advocate and Guardian.

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

by legal process if necessary. It was stated went but no trace was left of the concern, and AMERICAN FEMALE GUARDIAN SOCIETY, at the House

that three-fourths of the employers dealt fair- the man next door said he knew nothing of the of Industry and Home for the Friendless, 29 E. 29th St.

ly, while too many of the remainder doled out parties; and so this poor woman, whose soldier

the merest pittance to the sewing-women. husband died in the hospital a few weeks since,
For Terms and Notices, see Last Pages.

Seven, eight, twelve and sixteen cents are paid and who has three children under nine years
for making shirts on which the employers old to maintain, lost the three dollars she had

make a profit of from 32 cents, to $1.91. Four so patiently and hopefully earned.

and a half and five and a half cents are given We were glad we could tell her of a place

for making men's drawers; twenty-three for
GOD breathes—and winter's icy heart

No. 4 New Chambers St.-where she could
Dissolves in tears the while,

an army blouse; twenty-five for men's linen seek employment with confidence that her
Warm tears that bid life's pulses start,

dusters; twenty-one cents for a dozen sets of much-needed earnings should not be wrested And flowers look up and smile.

ladies' linon collars and cuffs ; seven and oneThe robins track their tuneful way

from her. The names of honorable and of To scenes of last year's love ;

half cents for a knapsack, three of which can dishonorable employers are there registered And all the green earth answers yea,

be made in a day: one and one-fourth cent for as fast as ascertained, and some benevolent To wooing skies above.

a haversack pocket, requiring an hour's steady lawyers have volunteered to aid those who God breathes—and this imprisoned soul,

work. Women are also required to find the have been and shall be wrorged, in obtaining
Shut close in sense and sin,

thread for these articles, since the price has their dues.
Surrenders to the sweet control
Of wakening love within.
risen from four and five to nine and ten cents

It was pleasing to see the estimation in
Oh, tears of penitence, now fall !
per spool.

which the audience held Peter Cooper, Esq.
Oh, flowers of hope, now start!
Oh, singing birds, now gaily call

Some of the frauds practiced were as fol- Spontaneous and hearty cheers greeted his en-
To joy, this new-made heart !

lows. A man would advertise for 500 hands: trance, and when afterward blind Mr. Milburn,
God breathes—and o'er the desert earth,

applicants in response, would be required to in his happy way, alluded to the man with a
Held long in sorrow': blight,

make a sample garment, when they would be magnificent brain but more magnificent heart,
The rose and lily spring to birth,
With Truth's enkiodling light.

informed the work did not suit; so the adver- they were renewed again and again. We did
Yet breathe again, O Sovereign One,

tiser would get his garments made for nothing, not wonder that the good old man's heart was
On nations still unblest ;

while the poor women must lose their precious touched, and that he had to wipe away a few
Till all thy saving health have known,
Thy love and power confessed.

time and work, and go home empty-handed, tears, when he thought the attention of the
disheartened. Finding some flaw in finished many was diverted again to the eloquent

work for' which a deduction of from five to fif-speaker. The latter urged kind ladies, who
For the Advocate and Guardian.

ty cents would be made while the garments had never known need, to pay their sewingWORKING-WOMEN'S PROTECTIVE UNION. would go unaltered into the market as well- women when the work was brought home,

Last November a meeting was called by the completed work-getting work done on con- and not ask them to take their valuable time working women of this city, at which state- dition that payment should be made if it suit- to come again ; to pay them well and give ments were made which enlisted the sympathy ed the employer, who when it was returned them a good dinner too, and perhaps throw in of some humane men, who have since organized would say it did not suit, such are some of the an extra sixpence to give them a ride home; under the above chivalric name. The first pub- devices of heartless sharpers.

to talk up this matter, turn preachers for a lic meeting of this association was held March Let us add another which came to our know little time; it might keep the unruly member 21, in the large hall of Cooper Institute, and a ledge the day after this meeting. Mrs. G., a

from the utterance of more harmful things. most interesting 'one it was, for it showed that worthy widow in our district, saw an adver- Mr. Beach, of the N. Y. Sun, to whom the earnest, and warm, and wise hearts were ta- tisement in the Sun of sewing to be given out. presentation of a beautiful basket of flowers king efficient means to secure to the 30,000 She obtained at the specified place three dozen was made in token of gratitude for his efficient women here dependent upon the labor of their shirts, to be made at one dollar per dozen. efforts in the cause, among other things said, own hands, and in many cases with children or On returning the work fiuished, the man pres- the prime object of this movement was to take infirm parents looking to them for support, a ent said the paymaster was absent that day, away all excuse for their unhallowed lives from due equivalent for their services and protec- and as the next was their Sabbath she had bet- the 20,000 lost ones of this city, three-fourths tion from fraud, also indemnity for the same, ter not eoine again until Monday. Then she of whom ascribe their fall from innocence and,

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purity to the temptations incident to a life of We have before spoken of the value of early, the unwilling witness of a spectacle the narraill-requited labor. If this be so, we will hope | regular hours, and they are of no little import- tion of which should startle every Christian that many will avail themselves of this way of ance to the well-being of a child. One ad- mother and lead her to ask, Is it I, or my chilescape from a life of sin, reproach, and shame, vantage is that one who lias gone early to rest, dren? Have I done my duty to them? On recognizing the Saviour's gentle voice, bidding when that rest is accomplished, wakes natur- this Sabbath-day and within sight of my winthem, through it, to "Go, and sin no more." ally; a more important point than we imagine, dow, are three young men-gentlemen they

when we go and rouse or shake up children, would call themselves—engaged in the low

or older people, before nature has taken the amusement of hunting for muskrats on the For the Advocate and Guardian.

repose she needs. Such a shock often disar- bank of the creek. Whose sons are they? I ORDER.

ranges the whole day, the nerves are not in listen at the door, but hear only a dreadful Wiru thought comes order, as a part of tune.

oath. Have they no mothers? Yes, doubteducation. Oh," says one, “I never could be We have taken some lessons from those less, and they at this hour, it may be, are in orderly, it is not in my nature." Precisely, who are in training for feats of strength, the the house of God; for this is a Christian commy friend, that is the very object of education, very highest point of attainment in physical munity and few there are who are not frequentwe do not need training in that which comes perfection. It is said one who is in training is ly seen in the place of public worship. And to us by nature.

never waked suddenly from sleep, if it be neces- these Sabbath-breakers, too, have often heard If Christ gave us no precept, except by im- sary to arouse him a window is opened and a the Saviour's invitations of mercy from His plication, we have one from the apostle, “ Let current of air soffered to blow across his face. servant’s lips. They have been, no doubt, all things be done decently and in order.” I This seldom fails quietly and gently to break religiously educated and at some time have doubt whether many think of this as a Chris- his slumbers and he seems to waken of his been connected with the Sabbath-school; but tian duty, if they have grown up with everyown accord.

how far they have departed from the way in thing hap-hazard and at loose ends ; they see This may seem to be a departure from the which they should have been taught to go! no reason to change, and as they have managed considerations of order with which we set out, But this instance of Sabbath desecration is to live along in some way, since all must live, but we do not profess very great method in only one of ten thousand which at this moment until life departs, they pay less regard to the these hints, and are fain to take up notions are witnessed by the All-seeing Eye; and of way in which that life is passed.

and ideas wherever we may find them, if the thousands of young men who are violating Now habits of order are a great saving of they be but valuable.

the sanctity of this holy day, many are the sons time, of thought, of temper, of patience, of Volumes inight be written, have been writ- of professedly Christian parents, many of life. “ That nothing be lost.” If all things ten on the advantages of method and order ; whom, either in pretense or in sincerity, are have their places and are kept in them, there but very few have been found really to adopt now worshiping God in the sanctuary. If in is little time lost in looking for them. “O, I the principles. Few will do so, unless they pretense only, it is not surprising that their can't take the trouble," cried an impatient girl. will take up the whole as a Christian duty. It children are breaking the Sabbath; if in “My dear,”, said her grandmother, “ it takes may sometimes be very contrary to our nature, sincerity, how shall we account for the strange no more time to put a thing in place than out but none the less a duty. There is a wide inconsistency? Has God forgotten His of place." Then there is no strength lost, no range for that precept or declaration, “Ex- promise? Will He not keep His word ? temper, no patience in looking for them. cept a man deny himself and take up his cross. Christian mothers, why is it that your sons

We all prefer to see, or to be in, a family daily, and follow me, he cannot be my disciple." ) and daughters are not walking in the path of where habits of order prevail; things go on so

Our cross and self-denial may often lie, not in virtue? Have you not given them good relimuch more smoothly, there is so much less performing what we consider strictly religious

gious instruction? “Yes," I think I hear you jarring and grating of machinery, so much less duties, but in the manner in which we educate

say. Have you not set before them Christian wear and tear of life. Children are happier ourselves to the daily duties of life.

examples ? “We have tried to do so," is your reand better, for there is less to aggravate and It was in my heart to say a word on the

sponse. And you have, it may be, both fortry the temper. So long as we have our ani- waste of trailing yards of expensive silk or mally and heartily consecrated them to God and mal nature to care for, regular hours of eating other good material, over filthy pavements and

solemnly pledged that you would train them and sleeping are important; we all know how through dirty and muddy streets. Every

up for Him and in His service. But have you wearying it is to wait for our meals beyond right-minded woman's conscience must be

kept this pledge as faithfully as you would keep the usual time, and how it seems to derange troubled by it, every cleanly woman must re

a promise made to a neighbor or friend? With all the work of the day.

volt at it; every sensible man disapproves the respect to many of you it must be said, you Ohüdren are creatures of habit, and we are custom, but fashion is omnipotent. Therefore

have not, for in no other way can wo account not half enough aware how important regular I have refrained from wasting time and ink.

for the fact that all of your children are not and early hours are to them. Many of our

walking in the footsteps of your Lord and children are growing up with brains too ex

Master. citable, partly the result of attracting their

No doubt many mothers feel that to train attention and making them use their brains too

up their children to be Christians is a great early, and partly the effect of late hours and


work and that the responsibility resting upon stimulating lights, when they should be quiet In a pile of Advocates lying before me the them is too great to be borne. It is indeed & and at peace. We stir them up, and then give above caption occurs so frequently as to arrest great work, too great and difficult to be acthem opiates and sedatives. A lady, who bad my attention and to prompt the inquiry- complished in your own strength, but you lived many years at the Sandwich Islands, said Why be continually harping upon that theme? have this to encourage you—the Lord will she was struck by the quietness of the native Do not mothers know their duty as well as not leave you helpless, nor see your faithful children, they lay about like little pigs and those who so frequently ring these words in efforts unrewarded. It is a great and difficult hardly showed any signs of intelligence until their ears? But while I write, a reason is work and may cost you many prayers, fastings they were a year old. Now this may strike furnished for the oft-repeated counsel to and tears; many years of laboring and strugus as very shocking, and yet it must be better mothers. It is the Sabbath, the day of sacred gling, your own life even; but what is your than stirring up the brains of a child of a few rest, but by reason of physical infirmities, life given you for, but to be given back to the months old, stanning it with loud noises and being denied the privilege of meeting with the Giver in the service He requires of you? It sharp sounds.

brethren in the place of prayer, -I am made is for this that God has given you being and

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