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   Charlottesville Union Christian Intelligencer (Newspaper) - January 31, 1859, Charlottesville, Virginia                                         r .    thi: hihke. Tin: \viioi,i-: mm.n.    .A N1 > N < vr I [ 1 NO n l : T T 1 I K lillll A-'..          Y -. "    VOLUME XVI.—N. S. NO. -2.    ( IIARi.OTTKSViLLK, YA    JANUARY 31 t  isr>i).    »2 IN ADVANCK     TH E 1N TELI .IG KN ( ' E R  iS OONDOCTKI) 11Y  A. B. Waitliall,  AND  r; .Xi- Ooloman.  O. S. ALLEN ä CO., 1’KIMI.KH.  TiH'nty-i'ivc 1%’umlM‘ì'N Comprine fWmitiliv »V* piper éUCjnUnufd until alt  ,r i )<t are paid up. Advert i/icme/it* of a tuitaide  ■ c % -tra,'/,r, iiutried a't $t J»*r »quart (12 linn) for ■i-\-•>;'imiriiaiju —25'rent» for every ttUttnjueni i«*.-r-t ¡u<ire, $ti by the year.  t !ÌV. NOKT11 AMICHI0AN RF, V 1 KW ON HIBLI4 REVISION.  'i’lii-i widly circulated and influential Quarterly tur January contain«, an it bits article, of twenty-five pages, ou Bible Revision. The ^àtliur in fluid to bo a distinguished f’odobap-{>>: :l*rofusaor in one of the New England 1 :istiuitioi)8 of learning. The writer substantially says :  Two centuries aud a half have nearly elapsed --«inco tho Holy Hiblc, newly 1 raiislaiod, etc., was appointed to bo read in the Churches. ,During this - period tho subject of Bible Revision kas comparatively eu-gagad littlo attention. Within a century prctfioU» to tho issue of the Authori/>od Yer-bicit, nix versions of tho Bible in Knglish fuilowuStf each other. And .so long  !l  tinu! a'« !ias since elapsed has* given to tho present Hi bio a hallowed shrine in meu’s hearts, its great cx«tfllonciea have oiiuscd its defects to Ik-viewed with tho touderuoss that, forgives the fault» of a boloved friend.  i*«mo-fow illuiitri(»u* men aro to be accop-tod. Lowtjhj Kennicott, Newcombc, Water-land, Wesley, and Campbell have declared that improvements might bo made in tho Common Version^’ Jiut their word« havo failed to awaken any genomi response fióm tho people. But a change haw taken place. “Had any one prodieted, as lately m ten yeara ago, that by this timo «ullicient public interost would be folt iu the project if it»rU;na: jour ;t^an»lsktioa us, to call fuKh works «neh as” Meholefield’a Ilinta on Revision, Trench on Revision, the various lla-visiona of the American Bible Union, and of the Vivo Clorgyiuun in England, and others; tho titles of whoso various works would (ill many pages, and “to call into existenco largo sociotios, with funds' liberally provided by popular contribution, and to cugine tho oò-operation of some, and the respectful at-•i ration'of li)oro, of tho Biblical scholar», on eitlior sido of tho Atlantic iio would have been pronounced,, a visiouary. Vet such is I hr; fact.  “The apparent cause of tho movement was ■•-humble enough—a schism in ‘the American nud Foreign Biblo Society,' an organization originated by » secession of tho iimiu body of tho Baptist* from the Support of tho American Bible Society,. The denomination wan #V' iKfuieanB a uuit.in the action by which a rival Society was organized, and in ¡¡Sf>0 that •Society was itaotf rent asunder by a proposi-iiun to publish an amended version of the New Testamont in tho English Lnugu*«je.— Thun originated the Amorican Hi bio Union.” ‘■^•‘Froin this inauspicious beginning a new impulse bus been given to the purpose of revising our Scriptures. What was before only an aspiration of individual, has become H: matter of popular interest. Tho question h:i* come to enlist tho attention of numbers wtn? know vory little of the history or move-mcnU_of tho American Biblo Union. It lias more friends than tho most sanguino would have looked for a few years ago.”  The' causes which have contributed to thin 'lC-w interest in critical Biblical knowledge j.re iraccd to various sources, suoli a* u deep-« ’ ijitcres t in experitfiontal and practical re-i ginn, tho discoveries in Biblical science, i he 'almost numberless critical works t*md r.Dtes of commentators, and tho universal -ustom of pulpit emendations of the cum-*.i4 < » li text.  *•1.« it surprising, then, the proposal to revise our version, ho as to add to its ut her * >u:ellencies’thc merit of more faithfully ex ini, iting the \meaniug of the saercd writers, i lumld be received with increasing favor ?" •Ite history of the American-Bible Union is instructive in this respect. When first organized it made a Schina iu (he denomination in which it originated. I Against it wax ..rruyed their most respoctabile scholars, tlieir .most popular and influential preachers, their ii'erary and theological Heifiinnries, arid the ] ,in(-¡pal pres-:es tinder thì-ir control, whih-« ¡her Chutcbes and sccts lo<iked on with .nimgb'J pity arid diii^ust.-v But'th'* p**-'.p!*-, i n. considerable ntUnDcrs, j/Jgphcred arnund it,  ii  it IiUi  »  ¡nói have ^u^tainetl it. Itsireasury has bef v,c|] supplied with fund?, fand its nprrati.  hnvs' hardly been imjiedod lor a d.iy. - Um influence has overleaped sectarian bound.i-ries. Men of high and desoi s ed reputation, who wore hostile or imliirerent, have come to identify theinselvcM with the rnterpn/.e. It has not, indeed, attained t}> a flattering jiopularity. Tho ojipositiou to it is y«!t very great. But the ’movement, though not rapid, is mainly in the direction towards success,”    i    '  The cjiio.shon of jjutv is put by the Jir-pirw in a very ftrong light. The objections raised are set. aside by clour illustratio,us and conviixung «rgumetiLs. The sneer against, the Baptist! by Dean Trench, iu his excel-It lit work on-Revision—a sneer unworthy ot its author, is thus rebuked : “• Some ot the ‘so-called Baptists’ would be able to render serviie toward« the better translation ol sundry other Wor.ds in which their sectarian prepossessions havo no separate interest. Of one thing hr may be assured, t,hut, should tho enterprise ever bccom-j general in this ■country, there arc ‘ so-called Baptists’ whose learning and skill could be dispensed with only to the setioUi loss of’ all parties concerned.'’  The writer, after hinting at the probable method of-success iu the movement, and commending, in a generous spirit, all honest attempts of societies and individuals to secure a more faithful rondei>ng of the Kug-lisli Hiblo, closes his Article «thus :  ‘‘In this country scbolais lack  1  independence’ in more senses than ’one. \ ery few have the means and appliances for prosecuting such a work with success. Association in soino form is necessary liming spoken rather freely of the origin ol the American Bible Union, justice, requires that wo should not dismiss it without some further uotico. At the outset it sit tie red all the disadvantages, without the compensating he.lps of a sectarian origin.” ‘ its managers hud tho discretion to proclaim.» nosi-sectiimn position, and to invite tlip aid of sehoiitrs from all neotionrj of I’rotestanLism.”  “ Some of their expijrimout’al revisions, which were intended ouly as a sort of prospectus, huVQ oeon msjietji' to the discredit of tho Union. But in sdenring the services of I’rufessor ('ouant, whose revision of .Job spi'aks bettor for him than any commendation of ours, and more recently of Professor llaekett, whose accomplishments are as a Biblieul scholar and expositor, aro universally recognized with, those of other eminent men on either side of the Atlantic, it has made a in jre effective appeal to public consideration its library of Biblical works is said to bo unrivalled on this continent. We see no reason to doubt that it will yet entitle itself to a far greater measure of consideration tliau is now accorded to it. Hut whatever | may be the result of particular measures^ we have faith that the great object in view will ultimately bo reached, and that the Knglish Bible, not superseded, not disparaged, but arrayed in still higher beauty than it now beasts, will be handed down to a grateful and revering‘posterity.”  1’iii.NTKn St,ti*, found iu the pocket book of St ephen M. Alletl, Kiq , an eminent merchant of Now York, who w.'is lost by. the burning of tho steasnef Henry Clay :  Keep good company or none. Never be idlo.    | -  If your hands cannot be usefully employed,- attend to the cultivation of your iuiiub  Always speak the truth. Make'few promise«.  Live up to your engagements. Keep your own secrets, if you have any.  When you speak to a person, look him in tho face. ;   Good fjompnny and good conversation arc the very sinews of virtue.  I (¡ood diameter is above all thingi efso.  Your Uharncter cannot he essentially in I jurcd except by j our own acts,  I - If any one speaks evil of yen, let your lile ; be so that nono will believe it.  Brink iio kind of 1 'intoxicating liquors, i JCvcr live (misfortunes cxeeptodj within | your income.  | When you retire to bed, think over | whst you have Imx-ii d>>ing during the day.   1  . Make no haste to be rich, if you would ' prosper.  j Small and' steads g rins give competency with tranquilitv of inmd  Never play any game of ehali 'e Avoid temptation, fur fear you may not be able t-o withstand it.  I'.arn money, before von spend it N< ver run into debt unless juii see a way to J/et out .  Never borrow, if you can possibly avoid  it.  J)o not marry until you areal.de to support a w lie  Never speak evil o! a ! iv on'<  lie ; I»- ! {>'-}■ >¡-|- roll lire -inTn!:«  Keep vo-urmdl iniioeen.t if^foii woull be hap]iy.  S,«v.; when y ll&riT VoUlig to ••J>i.'lld " !■  V II all' old  Bead ojtW- th>.‘ ahore in! 1  im - at -!ea e ! <*i.■ • ■   1  :i «>  N\ e cstract the following from the speech of Vice 1 ‘resilient Breckenridgc, on vacating the old Senate Chamber, January -1 th, i  w o!l :  ' '1 he Senate is assembled for the last time in this chamber. Hencefoit.il it will bo converted tu othor uses; yet it must remain forever connected with great event;», and sacred to the memories of the departed orator-j and statesmen, who have hero engaged in high debates, and shaped the policy of their country. Hereafter the American and tho stranger, n* they wander through tlic Capitol, will turn with instinctive reverence to view the spot on which so many and great material« have accumulated for history.—^  '1 hey will recall the images of the great and the good, whose renown ii the common pro perty ol the I nioii ; und chiefly, perhaps, they will linger around the Seals once occupied by the mighty three, whose names and lame—associated in life—death has not been able to sever; illustrious men, who in their generation, sometimes divided, sometimes led, and sometimes resisLed public opinion — for they were of that higher class of statesmen who seek the right and follow their convictions.  There sat Calhoun, </tr Senator—nifl«t^i^ lde, austere, oppressed, but not overwhelmed, by his deep sense of the -importance of his public functions--seeking tho truth, then learlesbly following il ; u man whose unsparing intellect compelled all his emotions to harmonize, with the deductions of his rigorous logic, and whose noble countenance habitually woie the expression of ono engaged iu the performance of high public duties.  Ibis was Webster’s seat. He, too, was every inch a Senator. Conscious of his own vast powers, he reposed with eonlidcuce on himself, and scorning the contrivances of smaller men, ho .stood among his peers all Uie greater for the simple dignity of his Senatorial demeanor. Type of his Northern home, he rises beforo tho imagination in the grand and granite outline of his form and intellect, like a great New Knglnnd rock, repelling a .New Kurland wave. As a writer, Ids productions will be cherished by states-*’ mon and scholars while tho English tongue is spoken. As a Senatorial orator, bis great efforts are historically associated with this chamber, whose very air seems yet to vibrate beneath the strokes of his deep tones and his weighty wojds.  On the ouLer circle sat Henry ('lay, with bi.s impetuous and ardent nature untamed by age, and exhibiting iu tho Senate the same vehement patriotism and passionate eloquence that, of yore, electrified the House of Representatives and the country llis extraordinary personal endowments, his courage—ail his noble qualities, invested him with an individuality and a charm of character which, in any age, would havo made him a favorite of history. He loved his country abovo all earthly objects. He loved liberty in all eoun-trias. Illustrious man !—orator, patriot, philanthropist—whose light, at its ine'idian, was „cat and felt in the remotest fjart of the civilized world ; and whose declining sun, as it hastened down the West, throwback its le\^l beams iu hues of mellowed splendor to illuminate and to cheer the land he loved so well.  All the Stales may point with gmilied pride to the services in tho Senate of their patriotic sous. Crowding the memory come the names uf Adams, llayne, JIason, Otis, Macon, I’iiiekncy, and the rest— I cannot number them—who, in the record of their acts and utterances, appeal to tbei f succesors to give the 1 uiou a destiny not unworthy of the past. What, models were these to awaken emulation, or to plunge in despair ! Fortunate Wl.II l>e the American stalcsma.il who, ill this age, or in suci-reiling’tinies. shall contribute to invest tie now hall into ivhich we i with historic memories like, those! which cluster here.  And now, Senators, we leave this memorable eh amber, hearing with us, unimpaired, the Constitution we received from our forefathers. Let us cherish it with grateful acknowledgment to the Divine power who controls the destinies of Kmpircs, and whose goodness we adore. The structures reared by men yield to the corroding tooth of time These marble halls must moulder wjjdr^nnri ; but the principles of oonstjj^Hional liberty, guard'.!] by wisdom amlvirtue, unlike mate rial t-hnientSj^diinot decay. Let u« devout ly truftJHioit another Senate, in another age,  Il bear ¡'.anew and larger chamber this <' •n-htiiti.<u \ porous and inviolate —arid that the 1'i-t i/i ii '-t^tion ,if p ^tiiilv shall wit in-.--t!ie d' liliera!inns uf the Americm States still uiiiled. pro-.peroU“ and free.  I n < ' e.-ut i"U of. the ordi r of the -• oate  the I. . tv V.-.I! le w procedc to th? tic« f 'h'tiu 1. r  “ HE D1 ED RICH ”  The people said this everywhere, when the morning papers aunouneod the death of ‘John  Russell, President of the - Bank.’ —  TJiey said it Oil Wall street., where they cOunt wealth by hutdreds of thousands, and they ’said it in elegant parlors, and by luxurious breakfast tables,all over tho squares nhd alloys, and iu squalid homes, where all If w tboUHands could not buy back to tho millionaire oiie houV'of the life that was to them a burden and a misery. Everywhere it was the si»me story, '• He die 1 rich !"  His lamily and his friend« thought so, as they gathered around the bedside of the dying man ; and you, reader, would havo thought it to<K if you could have looked around that chamber, into which death wiis entering with his dumb fobtfalls and ghastly presence. Oh, it was a princely room ! Rare pictures Hushed th3 walls that winter’s day, with the glory of Arcadian Hummers ; 'lie ■fairest blossoms of southern Maya were piled thick upon tho costly oarpet; and tho daintily embroidered -drapery fell, in soft, crinkled clouds from the massive Jjedstouds. And the owner ol all this magnificence lay there dying; aud through all his life of more than threescore yourS» he had toiled and struggled for this—to dio Tich ! He had bought lunds and sold them; lie had sent rjchly freighted ships to foreign po.Ls. ILo had owned -shares in railroads, aud stock banks, and  ! 1H.W !     v   Ah ! there was an angul who stood at tho bedside of John Russell in thut dying hour, and the man had nothing out of all his lile to givo him ; no generous, noble, self-sacrificing deeds, which would have boon pearl; 'id gold, aud all precious jewels iu the hand of tho lasTchapter of John llussol’s life—“i/c titt-d poor.''  “ He died poor.” A very . few persons said this of an old man who lay in tho back chamber of a nuiall dilapidated building, whose solitary windows looked on the back .garden of Jobu Russell’s residence. Tho floor was^aro, and there were only a few otfiirs, a table, and u low bod in tho room. By the side stood an old woman, whom the dyiug man had occasionally furuishod with an arm full of wood or a loaf ol bread. She moistened his lips with cold water, or held the tallow caudlc close to bis diui eyes, so that he might once move see the light of this world. Ho had not a dollar upon earth ; his fortune had takon wings and flown away; his wife and his children had gone beforo him, his friends had deserted or lost sight, of him, aud none now remained to watch with tho old mau till/death called him, but the gateful old worn m whom lie had suvcd/Yym starvation.  Hut the angel vviib tho b >ok stood there, too, and looking over that old man s life, ho saw how niuiiy good, and-goutlc, and generous deeds brightened every year; how he had boeu k ud to the suffering, and forgiven such wrongs as make men fiends, and striven through all the trials and temptations of his long, sad life, to be true to God and himself. So the angel wrote under the last chap ter of this old man's life, every letter shone like some rare setting of diamonds, “Hr. 1)1 K11 Kim.--utl'll IN FAITH.”  And the old mau knew it, when he stood at tho silver gates of the Eternul city, when they led him in, and showed him the “ in heritauce to which he was heir.”  There was the bouse not made with hands, with its columns of pearl, and its ceilings of jasper, with its plea Ha at rooms, and its lofty halls, and its mighty organs from which peal forever the notes of pruiso to G...i:  Th'Te, too, was the pleasant landscape with its green avenues and golden paviUion«. its tree waving in the joy of eternal haivi s and its silver meadow lauds sloping down to the liver of eternal Haters.  “lie died poor.” Did ho?  All, reader! how unlike it, is with th. things here, and the things there. All tin wealth in this world camn t buy one acnj I t tie soil “on the other Hole oft^Ht^fTver, ' nm dim' title deed to i t .s^drrfisan t h nne«, when you sail oiUyw^tTii' great sea of death you shjjlWiear with you to the golden ports tho e . lessed vj^irds of the angels,  1  He died rich,' and you shall he satisfied with your inherit anec iu the kite.'flom of Heaven.  SHOrKlNf; DEATH-  ! Last WudDcdai night William Kissinger, abrickn.akcr, ot Reading, I'a , layed down upon the t.uj, ol a limekiln in that citv, with ' II bottle ol wliltd.ey il; h i.-. poek''t |il-b"d\  ‘ whs loalid the next moieing, burned to a e.i-p, nod it was * u | • (. • i > .1 that tie uni otn ' nat.e man was sulh.eate 1 by the >’.t Ln t ’ t ■■ i lore the UI e |i .!■ Lt J I. - luJv  l-’rom the Cristian Sun, RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY.  What a strango thing, tri be bigoted in-!— Religion, heavenly religion, tho very essence of which is loVe—love, pure, holy, heaven-born and Christ like. How can any root of bitterness spring up in the heart undor the influence of love ? How can any one be big-ottcd in love '( And yet it ia so~~U Is Bo.— As a professor of religion, wo are ashamed to confess it—ashamod to Write it—ashamed to have it printed, and yet it is so. We look at it, turn from it, we mourn over it, and ye-t the unpleasant truth stares us in the. face — It is so. Men profess to bo religious—to possess love—to be converted—to bo uuitcd to Christ and are bigots—blind bigots—narrow hearted sectarians, possessed of. an .evil ppir-it. Why is this so? What produaps such unholy feelings, such bad fruit? A mero difference in name—a difference in sentiment on some unimportant subject—a little misunderstanding of tho interpretation of some passage of aeripturo. This is all. One is called a Calvanist and another a Wesleyan, and for this they dislike each other and becouio bigoted. One is a Methodist and sprinklos children iu the name of God, his Sou and tho Holy Spirit, another ia called a Baptist, »nil immerses adults in tho tame name, and for this thoy become prijudiced one against the other. For this only. What  ;  folly! One wriitos out what he belioves tho the Bible teacHcs, and calls it a creed, and anothor takes t(ho Biblo anti says every ono should read nm| interpret it for himself’, in-this they differì, and this only, aud for their pocnliar viow« leach one contends until they become bigoted!* How unwise ! But such aro our religions differences—our peculiarities, and because of them we become bigoted. Really, what strange creatures we are! , May the good Being that rules all things bo meroif’ul to us !  Religious bigritry! What a strange combination of words! Religion and bigotry joined together. The ono qroad and expand-j ed, the othor nnrrow and «outnicteil. hove had hatred joined together-—peace and con tention united. How can it j|>,e? And yet it scorns to bii so. Mon profo^ to bo religious —they call themselves Christians—aro members of a church—sing, pray, exhort and pronch, and yet show in their wards and actions that they aro bigots—blind bigots.— Wadded to their sect—tlicir party—their denomination nnd hating all others. What strange religion ! . And yet it is called the Christian religion—claims to come from Christ and to bo heavenly in its orgia. A religion that makes its professor speak evil of his brother, disliko his noighbor, and be at viniance with his fyi'emU. What shall wo think of it? What aliali we say about it? Ah, what ?  A bigot. Can a man bo a Christian and a bigot too? Has Christianity any bigotry in it? 'Can love and hatred bccome one?— Will witeran 1 lire unito? If so, then can a man bo both a Christian and a bigot,,but uot otherwise.  Oli ! God of the lYophots and Apostles deliver us from sectarian bigotry -—save the church from falling and its members from ruin ! May wo learn to love, but not to hate —to be Christians, but not sectarians—religious but not bigoted.  ^Contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the sniills.  MR. FORSYTH. AND THE SILVER BARN.  Mr. Enrique A. Mejia, a Lieut-Colonel in the Mexican aiiuy, writes to the New York Herald, iu regard to the blnmo that has been attached to Mr Forsyth for his participation in tin; eoiiccaluHjut ot certain silver bars al j his residence at Taeubaya. Mr. Mejia states that Mr Forsyth took the bars in chiirge at his , .M ejia s i r. quest, as a pertyjaaU-'h'Teud He .‘•ays that persi»n^^c*+«-r*fr<ilill -with Mevi can ('Usj^itn-eTTTu't be avva.e that on the eve, 'TTiinii^, a revolution, money, plate and  1  other valuables, are deposited in the foreign legations and-Consulates lor safety. IJesajs that Mr Foc-yth was tuit, al the time,aware that tho ■silver bars, w.eie t hose extracted from  the cathedral ol Moidr 1   -r*  Sul Illf.llV M.V MTAffl.KKI» S 11 K -■ W c Were show ii , a Imv dnv“ since, u beautiful while tilk jrfiokot haii<Jliel eh let, UiniiUlai ’ lured at S uth I; nioii, Kentucky Ail agent of the Shaker Society at that place,. passe<; through our villas* selling garden seed, ex hibitcd some hull doz< n of them, 'vhi ii tiiev were all purchased by two or three public  ■ ],i i itc 1 geiithu.i ¡i slamhii'/ by, no* <.n!v be cause i.f their e.\< ei ling beauty, i! u i »1 1111 , and i h (jii liner's, but beeauti! (lie silk was ii d mid the ill tide tali I U'nl ud 111 the South  C- Lt'.iul:  TIIK SABBATH SCHOOL.  Among the addresses delivered at the re cent convention of .Sabbath school teachers, hold in Brooklyn, was one by the Rev. Stephen H. Tyng, 1). D., which waa listened to with tho greatest attention. In the course of his remarks, l>r. Tyng said :  Forty years ago he set up the first Sabbath# school he ever saw or even heard of. With tho help of a grand-daughtcr of old.President Adams, he went forward to establish nschool, though they knew nothing about it. Thrt very first boy who came to that school is now ono of tho most distinguished ministors in tho United States, and tho first teaoher b»w since laid down his life as a missionary in Ceylon. For tho forty yeara since, ho lias still labored in this scheme; many a time h® has felt tired, but he has not stopped in tho work. It scorned to him that the great want of tho Sabbath school in this land ia pastoral care and teaching. Tho pastor should bu the literal, living head ol.this work. Is not this one of the grand agencies for the conversion of souls? Tho groat businos« of the teacher is conversation, not catechism; he was weary of tho name; he would not care If thcru was not a crcod on ’ tho face of the earth. The Biblo is the source whence v?e must draw instruction fur the children«—  U hen Bible tiuili is impressed aud implanted, then symbols of faith may be useful, but ^licnj is nti command to go aud preach the catechism; or any provision that says whoso believes iu it shall be saved, and whoso be-lieveth not shall be dunincd. He thought that at least twenty per cent, of the scholars with common Sabbath school teaching aro saved.  A pastor who bos a largo body of teacher* about him has a sure help. Some pastors arc afraid that the taohcrs will assume too much; but the pastor who cannot kojp out of the way deserve» to be run over. If there bo a throno of purity on earth, that throne is established iu christal in the heart of a little child. The minister 'is often taught by a little child; their love is so pure and fresh.  They are hcaVon’s blessings to th»# pastor's heart. The grout interest of th« minister is groatly promoted t»y the intelligence springing up around him. When he was a child Sunday was a hurd day, and religion wa« punctured intj them—they had to learn so much catechism; :and ho used to wish that tlic weeks had no aunday in them. But uow all this is changed; the children long fur S tin-tjhiy to, comc, that thoy may g» to the Sabbath sl'lion!. Under thii» aywtem the minister luis ty> intelligent audience to listen, if lie has anything to say. He would iay to ev«ry man; give as much time as possible to the Sunday school.  DON'T l'UT IT OFF  ^lt is an old sayiug, but ono too often iicg looted, “never put off till to-morrow what can bo done to day.” With hundreds procras’i-nation is tho besetting sin. Ib an insurance about to expire? “Time enough to attend to it yet, on receiving tho noticed” say such poisons; “there is a week or two yet.” But, not unfrcquently, n fire breaks out$ the store and dwelling is burnt doWli, aud lo! when to late, the victim remembers that he forgot to jouow his ^nstiranoo. Aro there symptoms of a financial crisis ahead ? Tho procrastinating merchant, though aware it will be necessary to prepare for the crisis, putsofi making arrangements to raise the requitvd funds till the storm actually bursts, when it is often impossible to borrow, aud then bankruptcy is the coiiM-qilenoo. Is ail unpleasant duty to be porlormeu ? “Oh! I’ll deluy it a little longer,” is the cry of hiniwOioJtm'sTiTii 7  seltisli comfort; ‘jjils-'trrry''ugly business, any hojyJ-^~- iJ l J 1Teeou.M , quenoo is, that it is novof attempted, or atuunptod too late. I’copl«) laugh at the old proverb, ‘'procrastiualion in the thi«! ol time,''' because, thoy say, every body knows lhat; but these old proverbs ure the oomiiioiisense of centuries, aud it will ho time enough to -moor them dmvn ai trite when everybody obeys them.  Take the example of paroats who delay correcting the tiililts uf their children.— Week atlei Wet k ’dip* away, tho child IA tvO  :  vou'i'.', they , iv, to begin yet \vlth it, Slid BO ihinyo i’o on till the tkuk ham become a habit till e.irr.'Cti.«ii is ofton usoluxa; till the child is rumod for lile. Oou mi^ht mdvvt scorns ot iilusiiutions 11"in < \ erydiiv lde It would I i well f',,i uli ol n, il we wi iild lay some oi these old prov ei !>.« more to heart, ceiitie todi>-i<irard them on tho plea that they six 1  true, •u.,1 a.-t tl i m out in .'in' in euit mi hte Don't put oil the i. fo rin an hour B-gin nt once Whutevei in Woith iloiu^ at all, ¡»hould b 0   Il«    V   

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