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A TRAP FOR A HUMMING BIRD. prietors wouldn't trust me for provisions for my family ; another You have heard of rat traps and mouse traps, but did you ever desert my family and go to Canada, where I know not what

merchant also refused me, and I had about determined to hear of a humming bird trap? Perhaps you will think it cruel would have become of me. to try to catch such pretty little things, but wait till I tell you as a last chance ; your kindness gave me hope; to-day, I have

But I thought of you, and called how we do it. There is a hanging basket in our window, and in a good farm in Montague. all paid for, and I want to thank that we put trumpet-creeper flowers, and Chinese larkspurs, and

you."- Springfield Republican. tiger lilies every morning. Then we sit down quietly near the window, and it is not long before a loud humming attracts our aitention. There, our first humming bird has come. Round he flies to one flower, and then another, with his

HIDDEN TREASURES. white-edged tail outspread, and his long bill finding its way In the “green-room,” in Dresden, where for centuries the into the deep trumpet flowers.

Saxun princes have gathered their gems and treasures until This is the pleasantest way to catch birds.

they have become worth millions of dollars, may he seen a There are generally two ways to do anything—one a pleasant silver egg, a present to one of the Saxon queens, which, when and kindly way, the other a cross and cruel way. When you you touch a spring, opens and reveals a golden yolk. Within wish your little brother or sister to do anything, try with the this is hid a chicken, whose wings being pressed, also flies flowers of kind words and smiles, not with the steel traps of open, disclosing a splendid golden crown studded with jewels. scolding and striking. I will tell you a true story about a girl Nor is this all; another secret spring being touched, hidden in who knew how to make flower traps for her little brother.

the centre is found a magnificent diamond ring. So it is with One day he was a little sick, and she wanted bim to put on a every truth_and promise of God's word — a treasure within a shawl.

The more we examine it, the richer it becomes. “Charlie,” said she, "do you want to play school ?" But how many neglect to touch the springs ! “Yes,” he answered gladly.

“Welí, let me put on your shawl, and we will go to school together in the other room. Which of you will try to help your brothers as little Carrie

TEXTS FOR PEACE. did, and so make flower traps to catch smiles and thanks, as ....“ The first man I ever shot,” said an artilleryman, “I saw we catch humming birds ? — Children's Hour.

but twenty seconds. I shot him through the breast. He tossed up his arms, and fell dead. He had a handsome face I thought I

should have loved that man, if I had known him. I tell you wbat, THE SAW OF CONTENTION.

this war is a terrible business!” “O Frank, come and see how hot my saw gets when I rub ....On the bloody field of Shiloh, in the angle of a Virginia it. When I draw it through the board awhile it's most hot snake fence, sat a soldier, stone dead and rigid. His eyes were enough to set fire to it."

fixed in a stony stare on a daguerrotype, which was clinched in “That's the friction," said Frank, with all the superior wis- both hands. On this picture of wife and daughter the eyes of the dom of two years more than Eddie boasted.

husband and father gazed even in death. “Yes," said sister Mary, who was passing ; "it's the friction ; but do you know of what it makes me think of?”

.... After the battle of Gettysburg a Union soldier was found in “No, what?" asked both the boys at once.

a secluded spot on the field, where, wounded, he had laid himself “Of two little boys who were quarrelling over a trifle this down to die. In his hands, tightly clasped, was an ambrotype morning, and the more they talked, the hotter their tempers his eyes, set in death, rested. The last object upon which the

containing the portraits of three small children, and upon this picture grew, until there was no knowing what might have happened, dying father looked was the image of his children. if mother had not thrown cold water on the fire by sending them into separate rooms.

. In a ward of the hospital at St Louis, I saw a Tennessean, The boys hung their heads, and Mary went on, “There is whose cheek presented the pallor of death. His hand was trying an old proverb which says, 'The longer the saw of contention to grasp. some object, that, in his delirium, was pictured on his is drawn, the hotter it grows.'

imagination. His lips feebly uttered the word “Catherine,” He "I tell you what, Frank,” said Eddie, “when we find our motioned to me to put my ear down. “O my wife-Catherine-my selves getting angry, let's run out and use the saw Krisskringle children!” His dying thoughts were of his family. brought me, and then we won't find time for the saw of

.... It was a military execution. His crime was desertion. The contention."- – Young Reaper.

love of home led this boy, twenty years old, to leave his camp. Now, the moment of execution had arrived. He sat upon his

coffin. His eyes were bandaged. The word of command was WHAT A LITTLE KINDNESS DID. given. He fell over dead. So, away from home, and mother, and

sister, the boy was left there. The rain poured upon his solitary Mr. Humphrey Stevens, of Greenfield, the well-known grave. Registrar of Deeds of Franklin County, used to keep a country store at Montague, and had a rule never to refuse to trust ... From the whole experience and observation of mankind it is a man for a dollar's worth of goods, as the act would get him a

seen and known that those who are conscious of being right are the good customer, or show him that the man trusted was not worth first to make a movement towards reconciliation, let the cause of trusting, either of which facts it was worth a dollar to know. the quarrel or alienation be what it may. One winter evening, a Canadian called at his store, and asked to be trusted for fifty cents' worth of pork and fifty cents' worth of flour, for which he would pay in a few days. Mr.

HOW TO READ THE BIBLE.
Stevens let him have twice the amount asked, and the rejoiced
Canuck lugged the provisions to his starving family, carrying

You may read the Bible continually, and yet never learn also the news that he had got a job of chopping wood at fifty anything by it, unless it is illuminated by the Spirit ; and then

The book seems made of cents a cord_a fair price in those days. He worked faithfully, the words shine forth like stars. but for a little time only at this job, as the proprietors, who gold leaf ; every single letter glitters like a diamond. Blind also owned a store, refused to trust him. But he kept at work men may read the Bible with their fingers, but blind souls can at something, and proved one of the best paying customers at

We want a light to read the Bible by ; there is no readMr. Stevens' store. Years afterward the Canadian called on ing it in the dark. Mr. Stevens, at Greenfield, referred to the latter's generosity, and said: "I had lost, by drinking, all the little property that AMERICAN PEACE SOCIETY, I had brought from Canada, but had come to Montague resolved to do better. Finally, I got the jub of chopping, but the pro

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WESLEY'S VIEWS ON WAR.

RECEIPTS IN NEXT NUMBER. But there is a still greater and more undeniable proof that the very foundations of all things, civil and religious, are utter

MAKE A PRESENT TO YOUR ly out of course in the Christian as well as the heathen world.

There is still more horrid reproach to the Christian name, yea, CHILDREN AND THEIR YOUNG FRIENDS
to the name of man, to all reason and humanity. There is war
in the world! war between men ! war between Christians! I

OF THE
mean between those that bear the name of Christ and profess
to“walk as he also walked.” Now, who can reconcile war, I ANGEL OF PEACE.
will not say to religion, but to any degree of reason or common
sense? Let us calily and impartially consider the thing itself.
Here are forty thousand men gathered together on this plain.

Only 15 cents a year; 5 Copies for 50 cents. What are they going to do? See, there are thirty or forty thousand more at a little distance. And these are going to SABBATH SCHOOLS SUPPLIED ON THE shoot them through the head or body, to stab them, or split their skulls, and send most of their souls into everlasting fire as

MOST LIBERAL TERMS. fast as possibly they can. Why so ? What harm have they done to them? O none at all! They do not so much as

WRIGHT'S “PRINCIPIA" know them. But a man, who is King of France, has a quarrel with another man, who is King of England. So these

(THIRD EDITION). Frenchmen are to kill as many of these Englishmen as they can to prove that the King of France is in the right. Now, Book I. INTRODUCTION to the Study. Philosophy what an argument is this ! What a method of proof! What

at of Society; etc. Regular cloth, $1 25 ; flexible, 75 cents. an amazing way of deciding controversies ! What must mankind be, before such a thing as war could ever be known or Book II. PRECINCT ; State, County, Township, City, thought of upon earth?

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of their own Members. Flexible, 75 cents. world. Men in general can never be allowed to be reasonable creatures iill they know not war any more. So long as this Book V. LIMITED COMMUNISM ; viz., of Labors and monster stalks uncontrolled, where is reason, viriue, hu

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four books in one vol. Turkey morocco, gilt edge, etc; Are our countrymen more effectually reclaimed when danger and distress are joined? If so, the army, especially in time of

$6.00 ; Regular cloth, $2.75. war, must be the most religious part of the nation. But is it

PRINCIPIA OF SOCIAL SCIENCE, being all five of the 80 indeed?

Do the soldiery walk' as those who see themselves on the brink of eternity? So far from it, that a soldier's re

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And what shall we say of the navy, more particularly of the tors, etc. Discount 20 per cent. 10 ministers. Address,
ships of war? Is religion there, either the power or the form?
Is not almost every single man-of-war a mere floating hell?

R. J. WRIGHT,
Where is there to be found more consummate wickedness, a

Tacony Sub P. O., Philadelphia.
more full, daring contempt of God and all his laws-except in the
bottomless pit? (Wesley's appeal to men of reason and religion ]

In returning to London, I read the life of the late (zar, A GREAT HELP NOW READY.
Peter the Great. Undoubtedly he was a soldier, a general,
and a statesman scarce inferior to any. But why was he called
a Christian? What has Christianity to do either with deep

BIBLE CHRONOLOGY dissimulation or savage cruelty ?

MADE EASY! In all the other judgments of God, the inhabitants of the earth learn righteousness .When a land is visited with famine, NEW METHOD OF TEACHING IT. or plague, or earthquake, the people commonly see and acknowledge the hand of God. But whenever war breaks out, God is BY THE AID OF EYE LESSONS forgotten, if he be not set at open defiance.

You may well say, but not in the ancient sense, " See how these Christians love one another !” these Christian kingdoms,

10 FEET LONG BY 13 INCHES that are tearing out each other's bowels, desolating one another

wide, with a Key giving full instructions with fire and sword! These Christian armies that are sending how to use it, sent by mail, postpaid, on receipt of each other by thousands, by tens of thousands, quick into hell!

$3.25. Who follow after only " the things that make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another''?

Shall Every Bible or Sabbath School and College should have ono. Christians assist the prince of hell, who was a murderer from It is an indispensable aid to a correct study of the Bible. Send the beginning, by telling the world the benefit of war?

for circulars or a copy of the Chart. Address the author, John Wesley.

DANIEL HILL, - Wesley's Works, London Edition, Vol. 9.

New Vienna, Clinton County, Ohio.

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CONSTITUTION OF THE AMERICAN PEACE SOCIETY.

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Address American Peace Society, Boston, sent by mail 25 for 15 cents, 100 for 50 cents, 250 for $1.00, 1000 for $3.00. Use them.

Article I. This Society shall be designated the “ Ameri"CAN PEACE Society."

Art. II. This Society, being founded on the principle that all war is contrary to the spirit of the gospel, shall have for its object to illustraie the inconsistency of war with Christianity, to show its baleful influence on all the great interests of mankind, and to devise means for insuring universal and permanent peace

ART III. Persons of every Christian denomination desirous of promoting peace on earih, and good-will towards men, may become members of this Society.

Art. IV. Every annual subscriber of two dollars, and every donor of five dollars, shall be a member of this Society.

Art. V. The payment of iwenty dollars at one time, shall constitute any person a Life-member, and fifty dollars, a Lifedirector.

Art. VI. The chairman of each corresponding committee, the officers and delegates of every auxiliary contributing to the funds of this Society, and every minister of the gospel who preaches once a year on the subject of peace, and takes up a collection in behalf of the cause, shall be entitled to the privileges of regular members.

Art. Vů. All contributors shall be entitled within the year to one-half the amount of their contributions in the publications of the Society.

ART. VIII. The officers of this Society shall be a Presi. dent, Vice-Presidents, Directors, Secretaries, Treasurer, and an Executive Committee of not less than five, with power to fill their own vacancies, and transact the general business of the Society. The Board of Directors shall consist of not less than twenty, who shall have power to supply vacancies in any office of the Society, and direct all its operations till sucressors are chosen. The Vice-Presidents shall be ex-officio Directors, and the President, Secretaries and Treasurer ex-officio members of the Executive Committee.

Art. IX. The Society shall hold an annual meeting at such time and place as the Board of Directors may appoint, to receive their own and the Treasurer's report, to choose officers, and transact such other business as may come before them.

Art. X. The object of this Society shall never be changed ; but the constitution may in other respects be altered, on recommendation of the Executive Committee, or of any ten members of the Society, by a vote of three-fourths of the members We present above a specimen of a pictorial envelope, which present, at any regular meeting.

we are sure will be regarded as beautiful and expressive.

The Society has four kinds of envelopes, three pictorial and RESOLVES EXPLANATORY OF THE SECOND ARTICLE: one containing brief paragraphs in relation to war and the First. That we do not think it necessary or expedient to object of Peace Societies. They are not only envelopes,

but make any verbal alteration in said article.

peace tracts in miniature, and their use will promote the Second. That we consider it as designed to assert that all Cause perhaps a hundred or a thousand miles away. The price national wars are inconsistent with Christianity, including those of these envelopes has been reduced to 15 cents a package, supposed or alleged to be defensive.

50 cents a hundred, $ 1.00 for two hundred and fifty, and $3.00 Third. That the article has no reference to the right of pri- per thousand. We are selling thousands every week, and vate or individual self-defence, to a denial of which the Society those who buy them are sending these messages of Peace all is not committed.

over the Continent. Fourth. That the article does not require a pledge, expressed or implied, on any of the points in dispute among the friends of THE MESSENGER OF PEACE peace, but is merely declarative of its general object and course.

Fifth. That we invite the co-operation of all persons who is published monthly by the Secretary of the “Peace Associaseriously desire the extinction of war, whether they agree with tion of Friends in America.” It is filled with facts and arguthe principle of the article as thus explained, or not.

ments to prove that war is unchristian, inhuman and unneces

sary. That if men and women of intelligence were as anxious FRIENDS OF PEACE.

to find a remedy as they are to find an apology for war, this

self-imposed scourge of our race would soon be banished from We feel moved to appeal to you, at this time, for funds. the civilized world. It advocates the brotherhood of mankind, It is in the ordering of Divine Providence that no good cause and that we cannot injure another without injuring ourselves. can live and prosper without money, and to what better use Terms, 50 cents per annum, in advance, or 5 copies sent to one can money be put, than to forward good causes? Peace is a address for $2. Free to ministers of the Gospel of all denomimuch-needed reform, with a most promising future. We, there-nations who will read it and recommend it to their congrega. fore, most earnestly urge upon the friends of our cause prompt tions. Also, a well-selected stock of peace publications, both attention to this call. Please send to the office of the American for adults and children. Peace Society such sums as you well can, and may the bless- Address,

DANIEL HILL, ing of the God of peace attend all efforis to banish war from

New Vienna, Clinton County, Ohio. the nations and give peace to mankind.

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On Earth PEACE, ... Nation SHALL NOT lift up Sword AGAINST Nation, neither SHALL THEY LEARN WAR ANY MORE.

ESTABLISHED

JUNE, 1837.

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NEW SERIES,
VOL. IX. No. 6,

CONTENTS.
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THX ADVOCATE OY PEACR.
The Two Travellers...

3 Commendation of the Peace Cause By Prom** Conquered at last". i Outdone by a Boy. 3 inent Men...

2 Fifty-first Annual Report of the Directors... 1

The Little Orator

4 Receipts and Disbursements, for the year Lost..

ending May 1, 1879..

3 Experiments on Rats.......

4 Wesley's Views on War. ANGEL OF PEACE

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Wrighi's Principia.".
Resignation

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COVER.

Bible Chronology Made Easy...
The Angel of Peace..
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Constitution of the American Peace Society A Kiss for a Blow 2 The Advocate of Peace..

Friends of Peace....... An Anecdote of Queen Victoria. 2 Peace Publications..

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Peace Envelopes. The Voice of God 2 Membership

The Messenger of Peace..

2 An Attractive Picture.

31 Ollicers of the American Peace Society....

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THE ADVOCATE OF PEACE.

Published by the American Peace Society.
Editor.

.CHARLES HOWARD MALCOM.

A variety of Peace Tracts, etc., sent at cost.

The American Peace Society will send any of the above works postage paid, on receipt of price. Address Rev. H. C. Dunham, No 1 Somerset street, Boston.

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EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORS:

MEMBERSHIP.
WM. G. HUBBARD, New Vienna, Ohio.

The payment of any sum between $ 2.00 and $ 20.00 con-
ABEL STEVENS, LL. D., Brooklyn, N. Y.

stitutes a person a member of the American Peace Society for JULIA Ward Howe, Boston, Mass.

one year, $20.00 a life member, $50.00 a life director, and

$100.00 an honorary member, SOCIETY'S OFFICE,

The ADVOCATE of Peace is sent free to annual members No. 1 Somerset St., Boston, Mass.

for one year, and to life members and directors during life. Terms, $ 1.00 a year in advance; to ministers, 75 cents.

If one is not able to give the full amount of a membership, or directorship at once, he can apply whatever he does give on it,

with the understanding that the remainder is to be paid at one PEACE PUBLICATIONS.

or more times in the future.

The Advocate is sent gratuitously to the reading rooms of The APOSTLE OF Peace.—Memoir of William Ladd, by John Hemmenway. Contains 300 pages, with a fine likeness Colleges and Theological Seminaries—10 Young Men's Chris

tian Associations—to every pastor who preaches on the Cause of Mr. Ladd, substantially bound in muslin. Price, $ 1.00.

of Peace and takes a collection for it. Also, to prominent inTHE STATESMAN OF Peace. - The Life and Times of

dividuals, both ministers and Jaymen, with the hope that they Charles Sumuer, by Elias Nason. Contains 360 pages, with a will become subscribers or donors, and induce others to becapital likeness and illustrations, bound in cloth. Price, $1.50.

come such. To subscribers it is sent until a request to disconThe True Grandeur of Nations and the War Sys-tinue is received with the payment of all arrearages. OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF Nations.-Bound in one

We have on our books a large list of names, as members or volume-orations by Charles Sumner. Price, $1.00.

directors, in our old and honored Society, who have paid in full, Reason vs. the Sword.—A book in which it is shown that and some, for their love of the holy cause, have paid many war is a violation of nature and revelation. By J. M. Wash- times over ; while many others—some two hundred scattered burn. 470 pages. Price, $1.50.

over the land, have, by instalments, paid only in part, purBook of Essays. — By T. F. Tukesbury. Price, 50 cents. posing to complete their payments. Some are doing this with Beckwith's Peace Manual.—18mo, 252 pages in cloth. commendable promptness, while others are delaying to pay.

Let all such remit in part or in full, as soon as possible, to our Price, 25 cents.

office in Boston. There are also many in arrears for The AdvoDYMOND ON War.-124 pages. Price, 30 cents.

cate of Peace who are earnestly invite1 to make prompt payLife of Father Taylor.–The Sailors' Preacher. 450 ment, and to inform us if they wish its discontinuance. pages. Price, $1.50.

invite correspondence from all friends of peace and shall be most Capital Punishment. The argument in a nut shell. By happy to aid you and to have your co-operation in this great William G. Hubbard. Price, 10 cents.

cause of God and humanity,

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