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AN EYE FOR A PIN.
" I LEFT HER TO GOD." Two boys named Abel and Asa, were at the same school in New York. each about ten years old ; not brothers, but school- In West Africa, a society in England has a school for poor males and class-mates. Both of them had irritable tempers, native children. One day, in that school, a little girl struck and had been taught to think they must resent injuries, and her school-mate. The teacher found it out, and asked the defend their rights at all hazards. Playing pin was a common child who was struckamusement in the school. They played in this way: Two “ Did not you strike her back again?" boys would take a hat, and set it down between them, crown
“ No, ma'am," said the child. upward. Then each boy would lay a pin on top of the crown,
“What did you do?” asked the teacher. and then knock il-first one, and then the oiher. The one “I LEFT her to God," said she. that could knock the pins so that they would lie across each
A beautiful and most efficient way to setile all difficulties, other had them both. During recess one day, Abel and Asa and prevent all fights among children and among men. We were playing pin. They knocked the pins about some time. shall never be struck by others, when they know that we shall Both became much excited in the game. Finally, Abel knock- not return the blow, but " leave them to God." Then, whated the pins so that, as te said, one lay across the point of the ever our enemies do, or threaten to do, to us, let us leave them other. Asa denied it. A bel declared they did, and snatched to him, praying that he would forgive them, and make them up both pins. Asa's anger Aashed in a moment, and he struck our friends.— Uncle Henry. Ahel in the face with his fist. This excited A bel's wrath. They began to fight the other boys clustering around, not to part them, but to urge them on. Some cried,
" Hit him,
A QUESTION FOR YOU. Abel!" and some “Give it to him, Asa!". thus stimulating them to quarrel. The boys seized each other, and finally came
Oh, what are you going to do, brother? tumbling to the ground, Abel on top. Then Abel, in his
Say, what are you going to do?
You have thought of some useful labor, fury, went to beating Asa in his face, till the blood spouted
But what is the end in view ? from his nose and mouth, and till Asa lay like one dead. Then
You are fresh from the home of your boyhood, the boys pulled Abel off. But Asa could not get up. The boys began to be alarmed. They were afraid Abel had killed
And just in the bloom of youth; him. The teacher was called. He carried Asa in, washed the
Have you tasted the sparkling water, blood from his face, and recovered him from his stupor. He
That flows from the fount of truth? examined his face and head, and found them hruised in a shock
Is your heart in the Saviour's keeping ?
Remember He died for you! ing manner. One of his eyes was so hurt and swollen, he could not open it. And from that day the sight of it grew
Then what are you going to do, brother? more and more dim, till it went out in total darkness. So Asa
Say, what are you going to do? lost an eye, and Abel put it out, merely for a pin. An eye for a pin! It was a dear bargain. Yet there was as
Will you honor His cause and kingdom,
Wherever your path may be? much sense in their fighting and putting out each other's eyes
And stand as a bright example, for a pin, as there would have been in doing the same thing
That others your light may see? for a state. It is just as displeasing to our Heavenly Father to quarrel for a kingdom as for a pin. Two nations may as well
Are you willing to live for Jesus, go to war for a pin as for an empire. It is wrong to fight for
And ready the cross to bear? either.--A Kiss for a Blow.
Are you willing to meet reproaches,
The frowns of the world to share?
Your lot may perhaps be humble, A Little Boy's LESSON TO A CARMAN.-It is told of one
But God lias a work for you, of Miss Alcott's “ Little Men,'' that one day he was playing
Then what are you going to do, brother? on the side walk, when he saw a Carman trying to start his
Say, what are you going to do? horse. We do not know what made the horse refuse to go, any more than we can always know what makes little boys and girls hang down their heads and refuse to obey : but he seemed To Subscribers. On and after Jan. 1, 1875, by the new to have made up his mind to spend the rest of his days on that very spot. The driver was very much vexed with such beha- postal law, publishers are required to prepay postage. This vior, and gave vent to his anger in violently beating the horse. will bear hard on us who send out the Angel on very low terms; This distressed the liule boy, and he ran earnestly out to the man and said, “ It is wicked to beat the poor horse so; if you
but we hope will bring not only renewals of subscriptions, but want to make him go, you must love him.” The little boy had orders with cash for thousands of copies more to go forth on found out the right way to overcome a great deal of naughtiI suppose that telling the horse that he loved him
would the blessed mission of peace. not have helped the driver much ; but he might have kept his temper and tried the many ways there are for coaxing or surprising a horse into going.
PUBLICATIONS OF THE AM. PEACE SOCIETY. This loving is a mighty power for starting not only stubborn
ANGEL OF Peace, four pages monthly. horses, but for helping on great folks, and little folks as well.
Single copies, per annum,
to one address, A landlord who gave to every customer an example of his The Advocate of Peace, 16 pages monthly. moderate drinking, complained of the badness of his eyes, and We will send for gratuitous distribntion copies of the Angel, a fresh and
beautiful paper, at the rate of 50 cents a hundred. asked a Quaker what he should do for them, removing his gog
Letters in relation to publications, donations, agencies, etc., from the gles and submitting his swollen and inflamed eyes to the Eastern States, should be directed to Rev. H. C. Dunham, 'office Agent, at examination of his customer. “ My advice, friend,” replied No. 1 Somerset Si., Boston.
Postage prepaid by the publishers afier Jan, 1, 1875, the Quaker, “is that thou shouldst put thy brandy on thy eyes and tie thy goggles over ihy mouth.”
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AM. PEACE SOCIETY. Acts grow out of thoughts. If a man's thinking be confined to trifling objects, his acts will correspond. So of religious be- Hon. Edward S. TOBEY, of Boston, President. lief. If a Christian's faith be strong and ardent, a vitality will Rev. JAMES B. MILES, Cor. Secretary and Assistant Treasurer. be imparted to all he does. Pure doctrine, honestly held, be- Rev. H. C. DUNHAM, Recording Secretary and Office Agent. gets a pure life.
REV DAVID PATTEN, D D., Treasurer.
5 to 50
15 cents. 8
16 81.00 PEPPERELL.
Coll. Ev. Church
II. P. Kidder
10 09 ilo. A Walker.......
C. D Gordon..
J. H. Cobb.
Hon. Gerilit Smith..
C. C. Churchill..
have united in the organization of “The Peace Association of RECEIPTS FOR OCTOBER, 1874.
Friends in America,” to which is delegated this important (Also for sums nut before acknowledged )
work, with instructions 10 lahor expressly on their behalt in the
more general promotion of the cause of peace. MASSACHUSETTS.
The Association, in the fulfillment of its trust, has thus far
mostly confined its labors to the printing and circulation of $57 00 North BROOKFIELD.
books and tracts, and the publication of a monthly paper called H. C. Dunham....
the Messenger of Peace. During the few years of jis existence,
millions of pages have been distributed far and wide, and many Mrs. Ainanda Burt.....
10 on acknowledgments have been received of the convincing effecis
of the truth therein inculcated. Coll. Li ion Meeting..
The attitude of millions in the prime of manhood, now kept H. 0. Houghton
constantly armed and equipped for mutual slaughter by the naNew BEDSORD.
100 00 lions of Europe, and the sudden uprising of the war spirit in James Downing.
50 00 our midst, convince us of the necessity of further and more di.
rect efforts to arouse and awaken the public to a clearer appieL. H Kingsbury.
Mark Hopkins, D. D..... 5 00 | ciation of the true character of ihis monstrous evil. If it is Dr. E P. Burgess.
only by the full application of the Gospel that war can be abolMariha Burutis.
ished, surely it is the duty of the church to labor for its prop=r application.
But, in view of the apathy that so generally prevails, we feel
constrained to appeal direcily to our Christian brethren, indiMiss Mary Le Conte........ vidually and collectively, earnestly enireating them to take this E. Torrey Benj. snow. 5 00 RIVER HEAD, L. I.
subject into prayerful consideration in all its bearings. Can 2 00 we believe that if the members of the Christian church every
where were entirely to refrain from taking part in carnal warLonard Burrage.
fare, that professedly Christian nations could any longer conMrs. H Perry
tinue the custom? If we believe this, we musi also believe Henry Perry..
John Magoon.. Mary H. Shedu.
2 00 that the responsibility for the continuance of war rests upon the J Cowdrey
church. Dear fellow professors, can you rest satisfied in continuing to bear the weight of this awful responsibility?
While statesmen and publicists are laboring to relieve sufferThomas Barnard......... 2 00 | ing humanity from the blight of this dreadful curse, the church
of Christ remains silent. Surely it is time for it to arise from its slumber and to proclaim its supremacy! Is not eighteen
hundred years long enough for its white robes, which should W. T. Merryfield.
be pure and spotless, to have been stained in blood ? Must the Lewis Chapin.
Fund, T. A.
skirts of the visible church be longer polluted with the gore of Samuel Perry
the battlefield, and stained with the tears of the orphan and the Henry Guddard.
widuw? While war, as has been said, seems to aim at setting For Publications..
up the kingdom of Satan in the earth, alas! the church remains Tolal.........
$1,101 90 to be its very bulwark.
Surely it is uime 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
earth is not fulfilled u bile wars continue-in true Christian It is well known to our Christian brethren that the Religious love, we again entreat you to give this subject the consideration Society of Friends has ever believed that all war is entirely it justly merits. forbidden by the Gospel, and that, in accordance with that belief, its members have as a rule, refrained from taking any part Friends in America.
On behalf and by direction of the Peace Association of in carnal wartare; and for refusing to comply with military
Robert L. Murray, President, New York. requisitions, or to pay fines for thus refusing, many, in years
Daniel Hill, Secretary, New Vienna, Ohio. past, have suffered distraint of goods to large amounts, and not
Murray Shipley, Treasurer, Cincinnati, Ohio. a few have been imprisoned. Beside a passive testimony thus
New Vienna, Ohio, First mo. 1, 1874. borne by members individually, the Society has, from time to time issued its public protest against this heai hen and wicked custom.
CHARLES SUMNER ON PEACE AND WAR. But while we have cause to feel thankful for the amelioration of inilitary laws, whereby our members are now generally
The True GRANDEUR OF Nations and the War-System of exempt from suffering, we are pained in knowing ihat war, rhe COMMONWEALTH of Nations bound in one volume, will be with all its horrors, is yet allowed and practiced by all the sent postage paid on receipt of $1.00, by addressing Rev. H. Christian nations, and sanctioned by the larger portions of the C. Dunham, 1 Somerset sireet, Boston. Christian Church. As Christians, we all believe in the fulfill
We have but a limited supply of these great orations of the ment of prophecy. Dr. Chalmers, more than fifty years ago, great Senator, who was a " tower of strength” in our noble testified chat "the mere existence of this prophecy of peace is a cause, and believe there are many who will be glad to receive sentence of condemnation upon war, and stamps a criminality a copy on the above terms. on its very forehead. So soon as Christianity shall gain a full ascendency in the world, from that moment war is to disap- John Hemmenway.-A most remarkable book of one of the
THE APOSTLE OF PEACE.-- Memoir of William Ladd.-By pear.'
Believing that it is only by a full and proper application of greatest and best men that ever lived, well spiced with anecdotes, the Gospel in the affairs of nations, as well as individuals, that will be read with lively interest by the old and the young, and the prophecies in regard to war will be fulfilled ; and believ. should be in every family and Sunday school in the land. This ing, as a branch of ihe church which has so long sen the true contains about 300 pages, with a fine likeness of Mr. Ladd. character of this heathen abomination, that we were not doing
Substantially bound in muslin, $1.00. Will be sent by mail, all that we should do toward enlightening our brethren on this postage paid, on reception of the price. Address Rev. H. C. important subject, most of the Yearly Meetings of Friends | Dunham, No. 1 Somerset St., Boston.
THE ADVOCATE OF PEACE.
No. 1 Somerset St., Boston, Mass.
Address American Peace Society, Boston, sent by mail 25 for 15 cenis. 100 for 50 cenis, 250 for $1.00, 1000 for $3.00. Use them.
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A MILLION SUBSCRIBERS WANTED FOR
We present above a specimen of a new pictorial envelope,
which we are sure will be regarded as one of the most beautiAn Illustrated Christian Weekly!
ful and expressive things of the kind.
The Society has now four kinds of envelopes, three pictorial, (Unsectarian) for all classes and all ages.
and one other containing brief paragraphs in relation to war FOR EVERYBODY!
and the object of Peace Societies. They are not only envel
opes, but peace tracts in miniature, and their use will promote 416 super-royal octavo pages, double columns, and nearly 100 the Cause perhaps a hundred or a thousand miles away. The beautiful illustrations yearly. The cheapest paper in America. price of these envelopes has been reduced to 15 cents a pack; The only illustrated PENNY WEEKLY in America. Only age, 50 cents a hundred, $ 1.00 for two hundred and fifty, and 50 cents a year. Subscribe to-day. Address,
$3.00 per thousand. Being so cheap, and what almost every THE WAYSIDE,
one has to purchase somewhere, we are selling thousands every 607 Market St., Wilmington, Delaware.
week, and those who buy them are sending these messages of Peace all over the Continent.
SAVE YOUR MONEY!
THE MESSENGER OF PEACE
is published monthly by the Secretary of the "Peace AssociaEverybody should Buy the
tion of Friends in America.” It is filled with facts and argu
ments to prove that war is unchristian, inhuman and unnecesCHOICEST TEAS AND COFFEES sary. That if men and women of intelligence were as anxious
10 find a remedy as they are to find an apology for war, this self-imposed scourge of our race would soon be banished from
the civilized world. It advocates the brotherhood of mankind, JOHNSTON'S
and that we cannot injure another without injuring ourselves.
Terms, 50 cents per annum, in advance, or 5 copies sent to one TEA STORE, address for $2. Free to ministers of the Gospel of all denomi
nations who will read it and recommend it to their congregaCorner of Shawmut Avenue and Indiana-Place, tions. Also, a well-selected stock of peace publications, both
for adults and children, (Opposite Morgan's Chapel,)
DANIEL HILL, BOSTON.
New Vienna, Clinton County, Ohio.