On the 30th ult., EDWARD PORTER, aged 79 years, 11 months, and 9 days.
At Ann Arbor, Mich, Friday Sept. 20th, 1872, Mrs. E. S. ABEL, in the sixty-third year of her age.
The life of the deceascd was a faithful and beautiful cxemplifieation of the Divine dcscription of love wliLii.', in the language of the inspired upostle, it is said that luve "seeketh not her nwu." Keperated from her busbond by the band oí deathatter a brief tliough happy inurriage, she had tor neatly thirty yeura ücvoted lier oneigie-s and her time to the inteistsof u taxg4 drcl8 Of ïelulivL'S tutti, i rienda. Whereshewaa most iieeded there lier kindiy hiuid and alteciionate ministries wore iouiul. Bhfl was more tlmn a moüiei to oue who, ut the early age of live weeks, was deprivetl of u mother'ü love and care. All timt love and ctire were l'ouud in the ticit-lity and kindiiess ol the departed wMoh were rendeirad with all a mother's truth and without the claim upon n mother'u trust, lie whe reeeived tiiem linougli boyhood and Ihi-ouli youth is now engaged in the work of the mÍDistry, aud whatever he ii, and whatever he may accomplisli for truth and tor Christ, are due, under Qod, to her whosKï loss he is called to mourn u the child mourns over his motliers grave. In all her minÍ3tvatioii3tand her wurk of atfection in the homes of relativcs mul loved ones, she breuthed tlie spirit of the holy religión she professed, and her life wiis the embodiment of ita mofetsacrei! pieecpts. fche lived iorothers, and tor God. In October last the onwearfed activity and toil of yers bore tlieir suiïdcn fruit ia the cúmplete prostration of lier physieal s-ystem by paralysis. Kecovering in a measure fium the lirst, n schond strokii befell her the following spring. A third rtnd fouith in quick successiou during the past few weeks have laid DOE w ary frame to rest. iJuring her illuess she had but oue dfbire, that, if conntstcut with the Mastci 's will, sho might speedily be free from the buiden of clay. And now the burden is lrtid aside. The chatus have fallen. Thu bonds are severed. And that loving eentle spirit is free. A íew montlis gos4io said, in toucliing tentlerness, that she feit like a bird caged. The cafjf is oponed. And the biid lias winired its immwrt:il iliglit. Lived ones havo not lost her. " Bhti is nol lObt, biit gone bef ore." Öhe waits to welciiiu ds to evorlasting habitations. May we bc re ad y lor the glad meeting.- Presbyterian .