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enjoyed much well worth remembering and telling, did our lim
ited space permit. Taking a supply of the Angel of Peace to How many weary steps to take Before the race is run !
distribute on the way, it was pleasant to see how eagerly our How many milestones yet to pass
pure little paper was received and read by old and young, out Before the journey's done!
in mid-ocean. We fell into conversation with a lady on a railHow many toilsome steeps to climb
road train in Derbyshire, who said her son was a subscriber for Before the height is won ! And yet, with tenderest love and care,
the Angel, and that it was the only paper coming to their house The Father leads us on.
in which she could find nothing to object. ln London, the
friends of peace were pleased to speak in the strongest terms How many hours of patient toil Our faithfulness to test !
of commendation of the good Angel. We brought the story of How many burdens yet to bear
“ George Smith, the Children's Friend” from the Peace Office Before the hands may rest !
in London, and insert it in this number. Like many others How many crosses, ere they lie
which will grace our columns, it will be read with lively interCalm, folded on the breast ! Yet toil and burden, cross and rod,
est. Indeed, it will be our "end and aim” to make the Angel Divinest love hath blest.
of Peace all that its name indicates, and expect our friends
that is, all our readers - looking at its fair face and terms, will How fierce the battle, ere we win
aid in the laudable work of putting an Angel into every house The conqueror's robe and palm ! How sharp the wounds before we feel
in this great land, and also sending it over seas and continents, The healing drops of balm !
telling the sweet story of peace on earth, good will to men." How loud the Babel sounds of strite
Who responds at once? Let them write to their friend,
H. C. DUNHAM.
LETTER FROM ENGLAND TO THE CHILDREN
Dear Young FRIENDS : Have you ever heard people talk
about Providence? Here in England, and I expect in America And bend to hear, amid the strife,
too, they say, “What a providential circumstance!” or “ProvThe Master's calm command ;
identially it happened so," or this or that was “A providence ;'' Content, dear Lord, if thine at last
and sometimes they say this seriously and thankfully, but very Our finished work shall stand!
often the word is used without any consideration of its meaning, just as we should say in playing a game of cricket or croquet,
that one or another had made a lucky hit. But this is not the TO OUR READERS.
right way of thinking or speaking of Providence, nor at all the
way thai Abraham thought and spoke when he called the top of GENTLE READERS : Your friend, the writer, has recently the Mountain of Moriah, " Jehovah-jireh," because the Lord returned from a brief but pleasant tour to great Britain, visiting of his dear son Isaac; but now I am going to tell you the story,
had provided a ram for him to offer as a sacrifice in the place England, Scotland and Ireland, the cities of Glasgow, Edin- of a little girl named Pollie Howitt, and how God has provided burgh, Liverpool and London. Of course we saw, heard and for her.
In this big town where I live there are some very pleasant 'I don't expect to have sheep.' My desires were moderate, places where there are nice houses and gardens and happy fami- and a fine buck was a hundred dollars. I could not exacily lies living in them, but there are also many wretched places make out in my mind what it was, but I had great confidence where the houses are very small and there are no gardens, and in him, for he was a judge and had been to Congress in Washwhere the people are dirty and careless, and many of them liv- frington's time, so I concluded it was all right, and I went back ing without any thought of God. In one such place as this, contentedly to the sheep. After I got into the field I could not four years ago, a little girl was born. Her parents were some keep his words out of my head. Then I thought of Sunday's of the lowest and most degraded in the town, and her home lesson ; ‘Thou hast been faithful over a few things; I will make was vile and wretched. If you could have gone to see that thee ruler over many things. I began to see through it. poor little baby you would have thought there could be no · Never you mind who neglects his duty ; be you faithful, and chance of her growing up to a useful and happy life. No one you will have your reward.' was near to teach her anything but what was wrong, and the “ I received a second lesson soon after I came to New York prospect was that she would follow the example of her mother as a clerk to the late Lyman Reed. A merchant from Ohio, and lead as bad a life as she was doing ; but this was not to be, who knew me, came to buy goods, and said : Make yourself for by God's providence the little girl was rescued from this so useful that they cannot do without you. I took this meanplace and taken by a kind gentleman to live in home for little ing quicker than I did that of my grandfather. girls, and here it was I saw her first. She was a bright, pretty “ Well, I worked upon these two ideas until Mr. Reed of child that liked to be loved and petted ; she used to come and fered me a partnership in business. The first morning after sit on my lap and stroke my gloves and my clothes, and was the partnership was made known, Mr. James Geery, the old tea quite the litile pet in the Home.
merchant, called to congratulate me, and he said : You are Now, I must tell you about this Home. It is a nice house, all right now. I have only one word of advice to give you. with three rooms down stairs, two large, bright rooms, one for Be careful who you walk the streets with. That was lesson school and the other for meals, and another comfortable little number three." room, which is the matron's, and here the children are petted And what valuable lessons they are? Fidelity in all things ; and allowed to lie on the sofa if they are not well. This place do your best for your employers ; carefulness about your assois called the Children's Emigration Home," and about twenty ciates. Let every boy take these lessons home and study them children live in it for a year, and then the gentleman it belongs well. They are ihe foundation stones of character and honorto takes them over the sea to Canada, and finds homes for them able success. there, where they may grow up as respectable servants and live useful, happy lives.
THE SHEPHERD BOY. To this Home it was that Pollie Howitt was brought, and last May she started with the others in her little grey cloak and was watching his flock in a blooming valley between woody
One beautiful spring morning a merry-hearted shepherd boy scarlet hood to go the long voyage over the sea, but on the way mountains, and was singing and dancing about for very joy; poor Pollie was taken ill with fever, and as soon as they came The prince of the land was hunting in that neighborhood, and to land she had to be taken to a huspital and left behind, while the other children went on without her. Now, this seemed seeing him, called him nearer, and said, “ What makes you so sadly against Pollie, and if she had been old enough and well happy, my dear little one?” enough to think much about it, she might have thought that
The boy did not know the prince, and replied, “Why after all God did not mean to take care of her ; but if she had shouldn't I be happy? Our most gracious sovereign is not
richer than I am. done so she would have made a great mistake, as you will see when I tell you the rest of my story.
“ How so?” asked the prince; “ let me hear about your
riches." In this place, somewhere near the hospital, lived a lady and gentleman who were in great trouble, for they had just lost for the prince,” said the youth; "and mountain and valley
“ The sun in the clear blue sky shines as brightly for me as their little girl, and the poor mother felt as though all the brightness and happiness was gone out of her home now that grow green, and bloom as sweetly for me as for him. I would the litile feet were no longer heard pattering about the house, not part with my two hands for all the money, nor sell my two and the high chair by the table was empty, and no one lay in eyes for all the jewels in the royal treasury. Besides, I have the little cot by her bedside ; when one day she heard of the everything I really need. I have enough to eat every day, and child who had been brought over from England and left behind good warm clothes to wear; and get money enough every year
Can you say the at the hospital, and she thought, “ I will take that child to be for my labor and pains to meet all my wants. my own in the place of the little one I have lost.”
prince really has more ?" Very soon it was all settled, and when the kind friend who
The kind prince smiled, made himself known, and said, had taken the children to Canada returned and inquired for Pol- are right, my good boy. Keep fast hold of your cheerful lie, he found her sitting up at the tea-table by this lady,
and looking as though she were her own little daughter.
Contentment makes one happy and rich as the greatest king.
Christian Weekly. And now my story is done and I have only one thing to remind you of, and that is that the same good Father who has taken care of Pollie and provided for her, will also provide
PEACE AND BEAUTY. for you, and perhaps sometime when the clouds seem darkest From Rev. Phebe A. Hanaford's remarks at a recent peace over you the sun will suddenly shine out the brightest. meeting in New York, we take the following extract:I am your English friend, PHILIPPA. “ Our children ought to be taught the principles of Peace if
we would have coming days in our land without the blight of THREE GOOD LESSONS.
war. I know of but one religious society where the children
are specially and early trained to peace principles and peace“One of my first lessons," said Mr. Sturgis, the eminent able action, and that is the Society of Friends, into which I had merchant, " was in 1813, when I was eleven years old. My the privilege of being born. I have no doubt that the placid grandfather had a fine flock of sheep, which were carefully beauty of many an aged countenance among the Quakers or tended during the war of those times." I was a shepherd boy, Friends arises from this very fact. Trained to the principles and it was my business to watch the sheep in the fields. A and practice of peace and virtue, they are free from the fierce boy who was more fond of his book than ihe sheep was sent and angry passions that sweep over the soul like a tornado, and with me, but left the work to me, while he lay under the trees leave their impress on faces whose wrinkles are not lines of and read. I did not like that, and finally went to my grand- beauty,' but the scars of sin. Let the young be trained in the
ather and complained of it. I shall never forget the kind smile love of peace, and when their smooth faces and dark locks of the old gentleman as he said :
show the lines and silver of age, they will be like our dear "Never mind, Jonathan, my boy; if you watch the sheep Lucretia Mott, and like the world-renowned blacksmith, Elihu you will have the sheep.'
Burritt, whose calm brows are worthy of the crowns that will " What does grandfather mean by that ?' I said to myself. I soon rest upon them.” — The Voice of Peace.
BY JOHN HARRIS.
than a thousand nine-inch bricks from the maker to the floors, thus walking a distance of fourteen miles, hearing an aggregate weight of more than five tons, and receiving for this severe labor the sum of sixpence !
Sometimes he was kicked, rolled in the mud, or beaten by an angry workman with a stick, until his existence became a mere burden. No wonder that he determined, if Providence should spare him to be a man, to labor with all his might to aid the little sufferers.
When in his teens, George Smith worked six days a weck, and sat up two nights to watch the ovens, making a total of ninety-six hours. His noble nature accomplished ihis, that he might have the means of attending an evening school, so as to be useful in future to those by whom he was surrounded. This he continued to do for two years, earning a shilling a week by working two extra nights, and spending it half in his schooling, and half in books. He had but little leisure, which was not wasted in idleness or the public-house, but passed in useful studies ; a worthy example to the youths of the present day: He joined himself to a Sunday-school, in which he received most valuable instruction, and, what is infinitely better, found the Lord and Saviour, and is now a Sunday-school superintendent. His business life has been successful; he rose step by step. He spent thirteen years in the service of one firm, which became prosperous under his management. He is the inventor of ornamental bricks, now so largely used in superior buildings throughout the country. Finally, he commenced business on his own account: and the poor, plodding boy of thirty years since, is now at the head of the firm of George Smith & Co.
But the great work of Mr. Sarith's life has been his successful effort to benefit the brickyard children. This has been the one labor of his existence, dearer to him than his own comfort, and has cost him hundreds of pounds, years of toil, and thousands of tears and prayers. Through misrepresentation, disappointment and neglect, he labored on. He published his book,
iThe Cry of the Children from the Brickyards of England, GEORGE SMITH, THE CHILDREN'S FRIEND. and scattered gratuitous copies over all the land.
men and high personages deigned to listen to his appeal, and
began to correspond with him. Her Most Gracious Majesty A living writer has very prettily called children “The flowers the Queen, the Kings of Holland and the Belgians, and the of humanity ;” and, truly, beautiful Aowers they are, whether Presidents of the United States and the French Republic sent they bloom in the cottage of the laborer, or shed iheir fragrance him encouraging letters. The newspapers did him good serthrough the palaces of kings. And shall the leaves of these vice; the subject was taken up in both Houses of Parliament, lovely flowerets ever be stained with the best blood of their a law was enacted, and in January, 1872, more than 10,000 kindred, or their own, on the hot field of strife, and their rich little workers were sent home from our briekyards to be edubloom be trodden in the mire of death, where Anger and Hor. cated. All houor to such a man. No sword-hero, skilfully ror rush unrestrained ? God forbid. As, much depends upon slaying his fellows, deserves such a crown. the nurture of the flowers of the garden, so, very much rests
Mr. Smith is at present laboring on behalf of our canal boatupon the training of these human flowers, that the beauty of men and their families, 100,000 of whom have no home on their lives may gladden those around them. Oh, do not train land, but live perpetually in their cabins. Vast numbers of the them to the sword and the spear, as if war would aid mankind, men are unable to read, and multitudes of the children go not but teach them the precepts of truth, and the loveliness of to any day or Sunday-school. But his best life and labors are peace. Nothing can be more important in the broad field of still with the little ones. Noble man! without military badge philanthropy than the education of the young, and in guiding or military plume ! Away with whetted swords, follow the the feet of the little one into the way of wisdom. And he who example of Mr. Smith, and the world shall speedily be more lessens the ills of childhood, and dries up the tear on the gentle like heaven. He says truly, “ We cannot do too much for the face, leading, the young wayfarer over the rough places of children.” earth, filling his ears with the music of love, performs a labor The mother with her offspring, the grandam in her chair, of charity in which angels might joy to engage.
The widow at the altar, when comes the hour of prayer, George Smith, of Coalville, is thč true champion of children. The father at the table, when light and labors end, His love is deep-seated and intense, and entirely free from mer- Invoke Jehovah's blessing upon 6. The Children's Friend." cenary bias. As a child, he himself has suffered; hence he knows how to sympathize with the young sufferer. Mr. Smith How to Return A Favor.. — An old Scotchman was taking was born at Clayhills, in Staffordshire, February 16th, 1831. his grist to mill in sacks thrown across the back of his horse, His father was a brick and tile maker, and George was brought when the horse stumbled, and the grain fell to the ground. up to the trade. His education, if such it may be called, was He had not strength to raise it, he being an aged man, but conducted by an old Primitive Methodist woman, who was he saw a horseman riding along, and thought he would appeal well-known in the neighborhood, called Betty Wedgewood, to him for help. But the horseman proved to be a nobleman from his third to his seventh year, when he began his toilsome who lived in the castle hard by, and the farmer could not mus. work of brick-making. Let this fact suffice for those whose ter courage to ask a favor of him. But the nobleman was a early education has been limited. At this early age George gentleman also, and, not waiting to be asked, he quickly disSmith was employed in making bricks, and his master foolishly mounted, and between them they lifted the grain to the horse's believed that kicks and blows formed the best means of obtain- back. John – for he was a gentleman too — lifted his Kiling work from the lad. At nine years of age he had to carry marnock bonnet and said, “ My lord, how shall I ever thank you some forty pounds of clay, or brick, upon his head, for thirteen for your kindness ?” Very easily, John,” replied the noblehours each day, and sometimes working all night at the kilns. man. “Whenever you see another man in the same plight as His night-work was often heavy, when he had to carry more you were in just now, help him, and that will be thanking me."
THE PILGRIM AND THE KNIGHT.
THE WAY TO CONQUER. In a noble castle there once resided a very rich knight. He “I'll master it," said the axe, and his blows fell heavily on expended much money in adorning and beautifying his dwelling, the iron ; but every blow made his edge more blunt, till he but he gave very little to the poor. A weary pilgrim caine to ceased to strike. the castle, and asked for a night's lodging. The knight haught- “Leave it to me,” said the saw ; and, with his relentless ily refused him, and said :
teeth, he worked backward and forward on its surface till they - This castle is not an inn."
were all worn down or broken ; then he fell aside. The pilgrim replied : “ Permit me to ask two questions, “Ha! ha!” said the hammer, “I knew you wouldn't and then I will depart."
succeed ; I'll show you the way;" but at his first fierce stroke, "Upon this condition, speak,'' replied the knight; "I will off flew his head, and the iron remained as before. readily answer you.”
“ Shall I try?
asked the soft, small flame. But they all The pilgrim then said to him: “Who dwelt in this before despised the flame ; but he curled gently round the iron, and
embraced it, and never left it till it melted under his irresistible "My father," replied the knight.
influence. “And who will dwell here after you ? " still asked the pil- There are hearts hard enough to resist the force of wrath, grim.
the malice of persecution, the fury of pride, so as to make their The knight said : “ With God's will, my son."
acts recoil on their adversaries; but there is power stronger “Well," said the pilgrim, “ if each dwells but a time in the than any of these, and hard indeed is that heart that can resist castle, and in time must depart and make room for another, love. what are you here otherwise than guests! The castle, then, is truly an ino. Why, then, spend so much money adorning a
THE THREATENED BLOW. dwelling which you will occupy but a short time. Be charitable ; for he that hath pity upon the poor lendeth to the Lord, curred about Eddie 'and Willie; the one eight, the other
I want to tell my young readers a true story that lately ocand that which he hath given he will pay him again.”
The knight took these words to heart. He gave the pilgrim six years of age. Bright little fellows they were, and loved shelter for the night, and was ever afterward more charitable each other dearly, They would play happily together for
hours, while their dear mother was attending to the wants of unto the poor.
their sweet baby sister. But it happened one day, as they
were enjoying their plays, that Eddie, the older brother, did PRINCE OF PEACE.
something that exceedingly displeased Willie. In an instant, " And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, he raised his little fist and said: “I would strike you, Eddie Who is this?"- Matt. xxi: 10.
if mother was willing !” Though he was very angry, the hand Who this that cometh lowly
fell. The blow was not given. A long pause ensued, but they On his heaven-attended way ;
finally resumed their sports. Meek and gentle, harmless, holy,
How many children, do you suppose, would have been thus With no sign of earthly sway;
thoughtful, when angry, ot' mother's wishes ? With no hostile, warlike banners,
When any thing occurs to displease you, and your naughty With no worldly weapons seen ;
tempers rise and make you feel as if you would just like to Yet with children's glad hosannas
strike your brother or sister, or any other playmate, remember Waiting on his course serene?
Willie. Stop and think if mother would be willing."
It will save you many a heartache.
Heaven's supreme Anointed One!
Peter AND THE SWORD. — Our Lord said to Peter, “ All
they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. ThinkWonderful his name, and greater
est ihou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and He shall presIn his strength than earth has known ;
ently give me more than twelve legions of angels? But how, Saviour! Counsellor! Creator !
then, shall the Scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be ?" Sharing the eternal throne !
No words could more plainly declare that the kingdom of the
Redeemer is not to be supported by the weapons of earthly Oa no life-destroying mission
warfare. Where the celestial powers, which are ever at His Comes he battle's blade to wave ;
command, are not summoned for the maintenance of His cause, But of gentlest disposition,
it is not for His followers to supply their lack by unsheathing Mighty, all mankind to save;
the sword. All “ crusades," "holy wars,” persecutions in Known by his divinest token,
the name of Christ, are contrary to the spirit of His religion. Not of evil, but of good
Well would it have been for mankind if the Church, which That by him the sword is broken ;
makes its boast of Peter's name, had laid to heart the warning Burned the garments rolled in blood.
thus addressed to him in the garden of Gethsemane.
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POSTAGE. Postage always paid at the office of delivery - iwelve cents per Simplicity is that rectitude of soul which forbids a too anx ious atiention to ourselves and our own actions. This amiable year per single copy; for Clubs, one cent for every four ounces. virtue is very different from sincerity, and far excels it, for we
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AM. PEACE SOCIETY. often see very sincere persons who are devoid of simplicity. They would not pass, indeed, but for what they are, but they Hon. EDWARD S. TOBEY, of Boston, President are continually apprehensive of appearing to be what they are not. The child of simplicity affects neither virtue nor truth, Rev. JAMES B. Miles, Cor. Secretary and Assistant Treasurer, and is ever inattentive to that self of which the generality are Rev. H. C. DUNHAM, Recording Secretary and Office Agent. 80 jealous.-Fenelon.
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constrained to appeal directly to our Christian brethren, indiCh. Coll., by D. P. Bobinson.
vidually and collectively, earnestly entreating them to take this
subject into prayerful consideration in all its bearings. Can NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL BOOKS.
we believe that if the members of the Christian church every
where were entirely to refrain from taking part in carnal warReceived from Henry Hoyt, publisher, No. 9 Cornhill. fare, that professedly Christian nations could any longer con
tinue the custom? If we believe this, we must also believe Life's Struggles; or, Uncle Jabez. The history of a man
that the responsibility for the continuance of war rests upon the whose early years were spent in adversity; but God provided church. Dear fellow professors, can you rest satisfied in confor him, -- and out of his afflictions he comes forth, a strong, inuing to bear the weight of this awful responsibility ? earnest, beautiful character.
While statesmen and publicists are laboring to relieve suffer
ing humanity from the blight of this dreadful curse, the church Rose Robin, and Little May. A story of country life. Shows of Christ remains silent. Surely it is time for it to arise from how young people may be happy, yet devout Christians. its slumber and to proclaim its supreinacy! Is not eighteen
hundred years long enough for its white robes, which should May Horton. The history of an orphan girl, who spent her be pure and spotless, to have been stained in blood ? Must the life in administering to the necessities of others, in a quiet skirts of the visible church be longer polluted with the gore of unobtrusive way ; thus receiving strength in her own soul, and the battlefield, and stained with the tears of the orphan and the
widow? While war, as has been said, seems to aim at setting fulfilling her life's mission.
up the kingdom of Satan in the earth, alas! the church remains Beautiful books, as to contents and style of publication. to be its very bulwark.
Surely it is time to wipe out this reproach against Him, at
whose coming into the world, peace on earth and good will to AN APPEAL TO CHRISTIANS,
men was proclaimed, and engage in this holy warfare against
the supremacy of Satan's kingdom. INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLECTIVELY, ON BEHALF OF THE CAUSE Therefore, in behalf of suffering humanity, and in behalf of
the cause of the blessed Prince of Peace, whose mission on It is well known to our Christian brethren that the Religious earth is not fulfilled while wars continue—in true Christian Society of Friends has ever believed that all war is entirely love, we again entreat you to give this subject the consideration forbidden by the Gospel, and that, in accordance with that be- it justly merits. lief, its members have as a rule, refrained from taking any part
On behalf and by direction of the Peace Association of in carnal wartare; and for refusing to comply with military
Friends in America. requisitions, or to pay fines for thus refusing, many, in years
Robert L. MURRAY, President, New York. past, have suffered distraint of goods to large amounts, and not
DANIEL Hill, Secretary, New Vienna, Ohio. a few have been imprisoned. Beside a passive testimony thus
MORRAY Shipley, Treasurer, Cincinnati, Ohio. borne by members individually, the Socieiy has, from time to time
New Vienna, Ohio, First mo. 1, 1874. issned its public protest against this heathen and wicked custom.
But while we have cause to feel thankful for the ameliora- THE APOSTLE OF Peace.- Memoir of William Ladd.—By tion of inilitary laws, whereby our members are now generally John Hemmenway.-A most remarkable book of one of the exempt from suffering, we are pained in knowing ihat war, greatest and best men that ever lived, well spiced with anecdotes, with all its horrors, is yet allowed and practiced by all the will be read with lively interest by the old and the young, and Christian nations, and sanctioned by the larger portions of the should be in every family and Sunday school in the land. This Christian Church. As Christians, we all believe in the fulfill contains about 300 pages, with a fine likeness of Mr. Ladd. ment of prophecy. Dr. Chalmers, more than fifty years ago,
Substantially bound in muslin, $1.00. Will be sent by mail, testified Chat "the mere existence of this prophecy of peace is a
postage paid, on reception of the price. Address Rev. H.C. sentence of condemnation upon war, and stamps a criminality
Dunham, No. 1 Somerset St., Boston. on its very forehead. So soon as Christianity shall gain a full ascendency in the world, from that moment war is to disap
If thy religion is impressive by its consistency, let it be atpear.”
tractive by its amiableness; think upon and pursue whatsoever Believing that it is only by a full and proper application of things are lovely and of good report In excuse for the disathe Gospel in the affairs of nations, as well as individuals, that greeable tempers and repulsive manners of some Christians, it the prophecies in regard to war will be fulfilled ; and believ- is said that grace may be sometimes grafted on a crab stock, be ing, as a branch of the church which has so long seen the true it so, but instead of excusing the improprieties, the metaphor character of this heathen abomination, that we were not doing condemns them. When a tree is grafted, it is always expected all that we should do toward enlightening our brethren on this to bear fruit according to the scion, and not according io the important subject, most of the Yearly Meetings of Friends stock. The fruit of ihe spirit is love, joy, peace, long sufferhave united in the organization of “The Peace Association of ing, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance ; against Friends in America,” 10 which is delegated this important such there is no law.