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Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner and Advocate (Newspaper) - February 7, 1857, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaPresbyterian kafe Terlan Bainer vol. A no-20. I per Terleta advocate vol a Lxi Jlou 15 a one thing is needful a a one thing have i desired of the lord Quot a this one thing-1 whole no. 228 rid Mckinney editor and office Gazette building fifth Street above Smithfield Pittsburgh a. Philadelphia 27 South tenth Street below Chestnut the week ending saturday february 7,1857. By Hail or at the office $1.50 per year l s1� delivered in the City 1.75 a a a a free ra0specttrs. Original to a pastor. My kind ibid much loved pastor i often think of thee with kindness and affection for interest took in me. When i was going to ruin a message came from god a you were the honoured bearer Yon brought Tho holy word. Ton told me of my danger exposed to Wrath of god you pointed to that Saviour that cleanses in his blood. For a while id take no warning led by my perverse will f i bought with Earth a false pleasures my unhappy soul to fill. But god in tender mercy his spirit sent to me he heard the Saviours pleadings he remembered Calvary. brought me to that Saviour that shed his precious blood to Ransom rebel sinners and Reo Noile to god. Your hand applied the water As ordered by his word and i received baptism and the supper of the lord. May god in tender mercy Steward you for your word May you and i in heaven sing praises to the lord. subscribe with their names a a to Jehovah a a a the we Are promised from the Princeton review of this month some startling disclosures As to a a the neglect of infant but it is probably not As bad As would seem from the very scanty and defective reports in this department and from other reasons that might be named. Bat doubtless where a single screw is Loose a wheel May be in Pool running order or even More than one let the Church awake to this mighty Agency in her hands and now when secular teaching is More and More godless let her use this grand apparatus to the Best account. A remarkable debate on this subject has lately sprung up in a a the free presbytery of Edinburgh a in which such men As drs. Begg Hetherington Burns and elders Gibbet Balfour Milroy and others took part. A hint of it May be gathered from Apas Sage of the late lamented Hugh Miller which was quoted by or. Hassell As follows a a there was a Sabbath class taught in the Parish Church at the time by one of the elders. But Sabbath schools my uncles Garden As merely compensatory institutions highly creditable to the teachers but very discreditable indeed to the parents and relations of the taught and so they of course never thought of sending us we shall refer in our next to this debate and to the overture to the general Assembly adopted by that presbytery. I. Evil a. For the presbyterian Banner and advocate hints on. Sabbath schools. No. Ii. / o have already shown that Sabbath Jools properly understood sustain a most portent relation to the baptismal Cove it and furnish in the hands of the lurch a most eligible facility for Church lining according to the duties assumed by membership toward the children of the Venant. We have shown that such a a of this institution Points to something than the Chance haphazard Way of a hath school instruction As commonly Western correspondence. A. My Kinney a in two or three of my last letters i have called the attention of your readers to the important subject of education in the West in connexion with our Church. I wish still further to notice it although it May subject me to the charge of having chosen that As my speciality. Believing however As i do that if not now within a few years every Lover of on Zion will be prepared with me to say this is one of the most important yet most neglected of our duties As a Church i venture still to present the matter for their consideration. I have endeavoured to submit to your readers two propositions. 1st. The institutions we now have or which Are now projected should be fully and immediately endowed and that too by the encouragement and cooperation of Eastern friends of our Church and 2d, new institutions should be projected in the rapidly growing states and territories if we would not see others do the work which is confessedly a part of our duty As a Church and for the discharge of which god has manifestly Given us some Peculiar qualifications. The first of these propositions i discussed in my last and presented some thoughts which i Trust May not be regarded As unnecessary. I desire in this briefly to make some suggestions regarding the second. There can be no question there is no i county. What we do the old school Bou id to Day have a i territory and not id now be invested of a Noble in Dowse work what is of individuals in or Pittsburgh will of work which cannot be May wish it i ten. Is hence i then had we May then station but it will 100,000 to do what that sum. A be dropped for the cd tired and to something higher than voluntary system of operating in this apartment that it demands the special Lention and oversight of pastors and ears As an institution of the Church j while As a de domination we have made Indaba a efforts in the direction of parochial shools on this principle of Church Obliga it a to the children of the covenant we give paid too Little regard to the office ring a management of this weekly school Lich Ali Ady belongs to the Church. And traps according to the common tendency neglecting the Means at hand to look of i some King out of reach we have failed f keep before the churches the immense Leney to be employed and elevated in the belly Church instruction of our youth it us propound. A few questions. How far is the instruction of the Sabbath looked after and directed by the get ritual officers of the Church ? How far the study and exposition of the catechism a pried on under Well selected instructors Low far Are the Library books examined by competent persons before they Are a Ved to go into circulation among the Wildren and families of the Church ? How do the parents concern themselves to pow who Are the teachers of their Chil in the Sabbath school As they would Juire and care who Are their teachers in a school ? How far is the unappropriated i of the churches brought out in this a a Arment ? or is it Only the less competent i Are the teachers while the More Intel it hold Back ? give my testimony that in a twelve s pastorate the enterprising pious part ithe membership when would always be ind at the prayer meetings and ready for Lery Good work were the same persons As Ere found working in the Sabbath school and Many a one who should have divided labor with these held Back. So it of in happens with the Good in this world j the More they will the More they jut the duty of the membership ought to set Forth in this respect. And if they buld be made to see How a duty Here Springs out of the covenant relation they Quot be brought to a share in this work i would also interest them More in the. Baptized children of the Church. Why is i that so often the pastor finds his Young people growing up outside of the Church going Over to other denominations utterly ignorant of the doctrine and polity of the Hureh so far As proving or defending it is concerned ? doubtless because the Church officers have failed to Lay Earnest and effect i plans for their thorough instruction a Jerst by inquiring into the practice of he parents in regard to the catechetical infraction of their children at Home and a ext by seeing to it that the parental labors shall be aided and supplemented by the a lit haul tuition of the Church. Our Gen feral Assembly Bas within the last two a years recognized the Sabbath school institution by furnishing a column for the Sta Lii sties so far As the number of children in Sabbath schools is concerned. They have also recognised it As something to be provided for by suitable issues of the Board of publication but can nothing More be i done ? is it not a great department of 0ttr i educational system might of not even a pertain to the Board of education to take this matter in hand ? May it not even de serve their beet attention and Effort along with the parochial Sokool and the synodical College and the theological Seminary. Who is responsible for the important corps i of teachers in the numerous Sabbath schools of our Church ? and does the substance or the method of their teaching sufficiently engage the chief bureaus of our Home department ? blessed be god that in gome Well conducted Sabbath schools we find the covenant Promise constantly illustrated in a steady Stream of accessions to the Church from this that is properly the Nursery of the Church where they Spring up As Willows by the water courses and Many oame Forward As if naturally Fqy Tho Prem by Erlan Banner and advocate. Eeli Eion or Lett hrs to a Friend on the doctrines and doties of the Bible. Letter to a letter. A a look unto . Xiv 22. My dear Friend a yours is just received. I thank you for the Freedom with which you have written. Write to me often even if it be but Little Ata time. It will be Gratifying to me and it May also be some Relief to you in your loneliness. But As Yon Are weak do not try to write much at once. It May weary you. Better to write Little and often. No doubt it is a a the will of god a that you should a a be confined at Home and separated from your companions a at present and you a a must try to be remember that god does All things Well what be does is right and Best. I have do doubt it is a a truly a great trial for you to be deprived of going to the House of god but even in this be submissive to his blessed will. You can read the Bible at Home and make Good books your companions and a throne of Grace is accessible to you. Hence Solitude May be cheerful and pleasant. Though alone you Are not alone my child you Are not a a without god in the world a you Beneve that he is you know and believe m his existence personality and perfections and you acknowledge him As your lawgiver a Isa Xxxiii 22. You May be As you say. A without a a sensible interest i Christ and without Hope in the world and Yon ask whether it is a because you have not come As his word directs in Faith believing that he is Able to do All things a and you Pray a a May god take from me this heart of unbelief and give me one of Faith a now remember Christ is both Able and willing to save he is ready to receive you and he invites you to come to him just As you Are and to come now say id a a look unto me and be . Xiv 22. I fear you Are waiting to make yourself better waiting till you have Faith before you come. This is All wrong it is entirely wrong. In this Way Yon May wait for Ever and perish. Coming to Christ is believing i say coming is believing and you May come now May come just As you Are and thus coming you May have a a let me Here give you an extract from one of or. Spencer a sermons a a one poor sinner now i Trust redeemed said to me lately a i never knew till you told me that i might Fly to Christ now and just As i am. That amazed me. I was such a stranger to him. You told me to give god my heart just As it is. That surprised me. I thought you did not know me. Fly to Christ justas i am ? to Christ now ? such a stranger to him ? give god my heart just As it is ? i had never thought anything about Christ he had always been last in my thoughts As one to resort to after i was religious and Fly to him first ? Fly to him now ? Stop trying and he do All ? impossible you did not understand me my Powers seemed stunned it was entirely be w truth to me in so she thought then. But she has Learned better now. Before she believed she says it i cannot describe my ineffectual efforts to Grope and feel after Christ through thick darkness. I could not find him. A i could Only cry Jesus master have mercy on me and ask him to take my heart for i could not give it to him and make it for me what i could not make it myself. I never knew the promises were for me until you told me. I thought they were not for me a not for you a said i a it is the lie of the Devil they Are for you if you want them. It is the very aet of Faith to take them and Trust Christ to do All he has said a yes my Friend Christ is for you if you want him his promises Are for you if you want them. Christ offers himself to you now he promises to receive you now if you come to him take Christ at his word take Christ at his word believe his yes. Promises and Trust in him to do for you All that he has said to take away your sins cleanse your heart and save your soul yes take Christ at his word and Trust in him for salvation Trust in him for time and for eternity. Read Isa. Lxv., act xvi., and 2. Cor. V. Hoping to hear from you again soon i remain As Ever your Friend. allows Many things to remain mysterious partly i believe that he May in this Way test the obedience of our minds for he requires obedience of mind from us As much As action. He does obedience in in contests among men the party doing the most wrong is commonly harder to be reconciled than he who has suffered the most wrong. The reason is he has a quarrel with himself which makes him doubly. Irritable. A question among us Here in the West that the very Best time to move in educational matters is while the country is yet new before it Bas filled up almost before anything Ehe is done. This by our friends in the East May be regarded As a utopian theory an idea so thoroughly a Young american As to be utterly unworthy a moment s thought. Lett Bem not however turn away too hastily. Let two facts be considered. 1 Sec. The entire experience of educationalists in. The West has proved that it is almost impossible to Oom Menee these enterprises too Early and 2d, that All Thore institutions which have been late in starting require a far later amount of absolute endowment and struggle with difficulties which to the others Are unknown. Permit me to explain these two facts for in that explanation will be found the reason for an immediate awaken of our Church to her duties in this matter. It is almost impossible to begin the work of founding colleges and institutions of learning in the Western country too Early from the fact that the population increases so rapidly that before you Are aware almost a demand exists for them. I have not at present the Means of ascertaining the number of inhabitants in the state of Illinois when the College at Jacksonville was founded but i venture the assertion that it could not have been More than a few thousands and those principally confined to the Eastern portions of the state. So far As inhabitants were concerned both it and1 the institution at Galesburg were planted in the wilderness yet How Long was it before by an accession of the teeming thousands to the population of the country they were absolutely demanded whilst old school presbyterians were waiting for the country to fill up their Brethren of other churches were doing their work and now old school presbyterians have not a College in the state. Our institution at my comb forms no exception to ibis remark for it cannot be said Ever to have been established in the proper meaning of that term. The colleges which were projected Here Ata very Early Day and sustained As they should have been Are now the institutions which Are found resting upon a firm basis prosperous and doing the higher work of education for the state whilst old school presbyterians and those who acted upon a similar policy Are just now Labouring to build their institutions beneath the shadows of these met perhaps at every turn with the discouraging remark a a you Are not the fact that colleges founded late in the history of our states require a larger amount of actual endowment than those established Early is easily Quot understood. Ten thousand dollars or Twenty thousand invested As funds can be in the Early settlement of the country give to the institution so favored a very Large endowment of the most valuable character when it comes1 to need such an endowment. Galesburg invested in lands fifteen or Twenty years ago a few thousand dollars not perhaps to exceed fifteen or Twenty thousand and she can now boast of an endowment of from three to four Hundred thousand dollars and this so invested As to be rapidly rising in value promising to make her in time one of the wealthiest institutions in the land. Let funds be raised by the enlightened friends of education in our Church to be invested in Minnesota in Western Iowa in Kansas in Nebraska wherever there is an opening and a Prospect of future growth. Let institutions be established and sustained for the first few years by foreign Aid and a few years will show the Wisdom of our course. This whole matter might he entrusted to our excellent and efficient Board of education. Calls might be made for Twenty thousand dollars for each of the newer states Rand for each of the territories of the Union to be invested to Aid ultimately some institutions which should be at once chartered if possible and put into operation and sustained. In an almost incredible Short space of time it would be seen that the institution was needed. It would attract around it a population of its own and would begin to Send Forth its benign influence. The country the Church would4 feel its Power and unborn generations would arise to bless the projectors of so Wise a policy. Such an institution would not Long depend upon the Bounty of its founders. Five eight or ten years might see it leaning upon their Friendly arms for support but its funds by the Rise of lands would soon prove sufficient for All its wants and it coaids in turn impart of its surplus to Aid in planting new institutions in the still rising republics of the West. This is actually being done already by some colleges founded Here upon the plan i designate. Or. Editor i propose these plans with diffidence inasmuch As so much is said about the West and so Many pleas put in for her by persons having their various schemes to further by appeals to Eastern christians. I am however sustained by a consciousness that i have hut one object in View the glory of god. I would stimulate to duty the beloved Church with which we Are both connected. God is Here giving us a Coble a Field of labor and usefulness. Let us not be negligent of duty. I perceive by this weeks papers that the citizens of Lawrence k. T., have resolved upon having a College fort hit new territory and have decided upon Lawrence As the place. Let none of our conservative friends say they Are premature in their Section. We live in a fast age and m thu must be done Quick presbyterian Church College located in Thi less than �20 000 so there As the found Atn ment. Who will do"1 wealthy Church or new York Philadelph give the funds and do be done however mud years or even five Yaj others will have the g feel the need of an ii require not Lead than now can be done with but this matter mus present. Jug. I see by the organs if the m. E. Church that at the meeting off the general conference the past year to ten was taken defining the relation of Bapt Raed children to the Church and prescribing the manner m which they Are to be treated. In the Mam the action is the same As taken by our own Church in years past. It seems to me that this Awakening of churches to this subject augurs Good to the future generations of our people. One of the most prolific sources of vice irreligion and crime in this and in other countries is the a neglect of the moral and religious training of the Young. They might with Justice bring against those who should look t after their interests the charge a a no Man Careth for our souls. Let however All Ped Baptist churches heartily unite in caring for them watching Over them and guarding them from temptations so far As Man can do and this accusation will no longer apply to this Branch of the Church of Christ. W1 i t we no doubt Are guilty Here in the West of aping Many of the follies of Eastern cities and fall into Many of the old ways of corruption adopted by them it cannot be denied that we Are imitating them in much that is Good and most praiseworthy. I May fro time to time refer to some of the things in Western town m which we do both that who chs Good and also that which is evil in imitation of our older a samplers upon the sea Board. In concluding this letter i will mention but one. The West is beginning to publish her own Hooks. Time was when new York or Boston or Philadelphia did everything of this kind for us but now our weeklies and dailies come to is with their regular advertisements of books Good and had published by houses in Chicago st. Louis Galena and Milwaukee. So May it he. Only give is Good books books imbued with the spirit of the Bible and we will rejoice that a of making Many no end and that the West has resolved to do her own work in this regard. We still continue to hear of revivals of religion. The churches blessed Are methodist Baptist old and new school presbyterian and congregational. Is there not an increase of revivals this year Over other years last past ? if so is it not due in part at least to the Lull in the political world since the election giving men time to turn attention to the most important of All subjects May the lord further the Good work. Yours &o., North West. From oot London correspondent. Irish presbyterian almanac portraits number of ministers missions associate seceding and covenanting synods death bed reconciliation established Church of Scotland chaplains in a India la a English sync do and or. Camping a presbyterian Church in Holland a Irish wit and Royal marriages evangelism and the Bishop of London or. Jill afield and a a Slone Broth a assassination of the archbishop of Paris a Prussia and Switzerland the conference lord Napier ambassador to the United states testimonial to or. Livingston particulars of the death of Hugh Miller his career warning to literary men. London january 6,1857. An interesting publication a a my combos presbyterian almanac for 1857, has just been issued which throws much Light on the present condition of the presbyterian Church Ihu Ireland. This almanac has had a wide circulation Espe Ciri Yyi Bulster for a series of years and has he a marked from its outset by the Industry and the Good taste of the author of a plays of the each Issue has prefixed to its title Page a likeness of a ome distinguished son of the Irish Assembly. Thus the lineaments of Cooke Morgan Edgar and Mady others including or. James Glasgow missionary in India and Rev. R. Allen superintendent of Home missions and schools in Connaught have appeared in succession. This year we have a portrait of or. Wilson the present Moderator of Assembly and professor of biblical criticism in the presbyterian College Belfast. A a whose portrait at a single glance shows mind within in far Advance. Look on Sis face and you�?T11 Descry the critics dark and searching Eye. He loves our Church of Banner Blue he loves and can defend her so sings or. M comb with truth for his warrant. The Allision to or. Wilson As a defender of his Church has reference to an attack made upon the Irish presbyterians a year or two since i by or. Bright m. P. He is strictly opposed to their reception of regius Downum from the state but in his Zeal he made use of statistics which had been furnished from a hostile Quarter and or. Wilson handled him very severely in consequence it is not improbable that in some years the Royal Bounty May be withdrawn from the Irish presbyterians. The agitation on the subject has meanwhile been overruled for Good and As detailed in the first letter of my weekly series written in july last vigorous measures were resolved on by the last Assembly for the increase of stipend paid to ministers. A but returning to the a a presbyterian almanac a its editor gives us a a a series of the most chronological and biographical notices in the history of the Irish presbyterian Church a and unites both rhyme and reason in declaring a i Tell of years of Olden Date of men who braved a martyrs Fate of Fields where once our sires did Plant the Banner of the besides these we have an alphabetical list of the ministers and of their Post towns Ini formation As to the Assembly a Home for eign and jewish missions of weather time tides eclipses fairs As Well As a enigmas new obscure Sublime for bards to solve in flowing rhyme with Many strange and wondrous cracks not found in other we find that the general Assembly on the 1st of july 1856, comprised thirty seven presbyteries five Hundred and forty two ministers and five Hundred and Twenty six congregations. It has two clerks six professors of the theological faculty six missionaries to India and four to the jews. The Home and foreign missions have honorary secretaries and a paid Secretary for both. There is also a colonial and Continental Mission an incidental fund. Church and manse fund. The Assembly has also a Law adviser a solicitor and an agent for regius Downum. The number of licentiate and of ordained ministers without charges is ,.a propocti05ieom-paratively Small. Probably Many of these have been absorbed so to speak since the Assembly in july. The colonial Mission sends some of the most efficient licentiate to Canada and Australia. My combos almanac furnishes accurate information with regard to other presbyterian bodies in Ireland besides the general Assembly. There is the a a associate presbytery of Ireland a which consists of six ministers and five Small congregations. This originated in a dispute with the old secession Synod Early in the present Century by a or. Bryce on the subject of the acceptance of state support. There is also the so called a a seceding Synod of Ireland a another Small body having nine ministers and congregations which refused to coalesce like their other Brethren with the Synod of Ulster in the memorable and Happy Union of 1840, which like a a the meeting of the Waters in the a Sweet Vale of Avoca a of which the Irish Bard sings so sweetly United two separate streams into one Noble deep and Majestic River whose fertilizing volume has blessed not Ireland Only but the world As in the United states the reformed presbyterians Are broken up into two parties the one adhering to the principles of the a a Strait st sect a and thoroughly came Ronian called a a the reformed presbyterian Synod of Ireland Quot and the other of More Liberal tendencies entitled the a Eastern reformed presbyterian the latter is much the smaller body. It has six ministers and eight congregations. The former numbers Twenty four ministers and Twenty seven congregations. For both i cherish great respect. They were Long witness bearers for the a a truth a when in Ulster it a a had fallen in the streets a and by its social prayer meetings its strict discipline and its Able and Well educated ministry has been a Blessing to very Many. The differences in principle which led to a separation still remain. The controversy Between or. Paul of Carrickfergus in the Liberal Side and or Houston on the old school covenant ing Side was very keen. But while Paul was a most formidable and unsparing opponent As a writer his heart was full of kindness and nothing could be More beautifully illustrative of the Many a character or More honorable to the memory of the dead or the character of the living than to find the Good Man sending for Houston in his last hours and after they had conversed and prayed together bidding him an affectionate Farewell in the blessed Hope of meeting Ere Long without a Shadow of difference and seeing Eye to Eye in the land where love reigns eternally. Turning away for the present from Ireland let me say a few words about presbyterianism in other quarters. A i believe with native humor says in refer j thinning the hair of the head sponging with x a. Ltd a warm Bath at bed time amp a. An hour or two afterwards the servant going into the room a a another of the paroxysms was upon him. His face was such a picture of horror that she shrunk in terror from the sight. He Flung himself on the sofa and buried his head As if in agony into the Cushion. Again hour Ever the v�8�onflitted by and left him in perfect during the evening spent quietly with his family he read gown Era so a Castaway a and other pieces for the pleasure his children. He retire to his room. There,1 the paroxysm must have returned the horrible trance and next morning half dressed his body was fou iid lifeless on the floor the feet upon the study Rug and the Chest pierced by the Ball of the revolver pistol which was found lying in the Bath close by. On the table was found a flip so Detlof As to the established Church of Scotland it appears that Gross partiality has been shown by the British government in reference to the appointment of chaplains in India. In the three a presidencies the Church of Scotland has Only six Chap la ins while the Church of England has one Hundred and Twenty it is no wonder that the last general Assembly complained of this in a memorial to government. The scotch intellect is seen everywhere among the influences which give dominance to England in India. In the army in the Council chamber in the person of the late governor general lord Dalhousie in judges and magistrates old Caledonia asserts her claims bravely and successfully. As to chaplains i believe the present race will be Superior to those of the Olden time when thorough a a moderates a such As of Bryce who came Home to support patronage a a through thick and thin a were the nominal representatives of scottish evangelism. Some of these men were either opposed or indifferent to the work of missions As to the party in England connected with the scottish establishment it extremely Small. There Are three or four congregations in London or. Cummings alone Large and prosperous. There is one. A Shadow a in Manchester another Skeleton at Liverpool. There Are several others in the North the Eliquia of those free Church sympathizers English presbyterians who on Points of Law As at be Wink on Tweed were hustled out of the churches where their fathers had worshipped. Doctor camping stated to the last general Assembly at Edinburgh that meeting of the Synod to which he belonged had been lately held in Liverpool and that the attendance was a a unusually As to this a a Synod a it might be called a a presbytery but that its a a Are scattered Over a wide space. I have heard of such a body being constituted few years ago but question if a list of it has Ever been published. The truth is that a a an attendance unusually numerous Means very Little and that doctor Cumming is very much himself the Church of Scotland in England just As Bonaparte used to say a i am France a the established presbyterian Church in holland1 seems at present very much in the same state in which the Synod of Ulster was about the end of the last Century u has a calvinistic confession As you Are aware and the people generally Are favourable to orthodoxy but a cold geology has taken Possession of Many of the pulpits and much apathy prevails on the subject of religion. The Neo logins have much ecclesiastical Power and have re meted attempts to enforce a Fidelity to their professed Creed by ministers. Still a revival has begun. Let us Pray that it May grow mightily and prevail. M a an Irish presbyterian writer or. Killen ence to a Rumor that the heir apparent of the kingdom of Holland is to be married to to one of our princesses a a this match is quite to our mind for we entertain a profound respect for the House of Orange. And we feel Happy in the Prospect of being Able to report from year toys a that the daughters of her majesty Are going Over to presbyterianism. At a thine when so Many Countesse and a Duchesse Are turning to Popery the Royal family will thus be an example to be imitated by All the ladies of the court. Charles ii. Used to say that a presbyterianism was no religion for a gentleman and certainly that was a High compliment to it viewed m the Light of his polluted habits and measured by h is rakish Cavaliers and courtiers. But Here is a prediction an Irish prophecy that presbyterianism will Boon become fashionable 1 we a Halusek the Princess Royal a leads the Way Aud at Berlin or Krummacher As the Kings confidential Friend and As a court preacher will Tell her All that is in his full and honest heart. Evangelical Episcopacy is making such Progress in England that the Purit anic element May Ere Long so override the pre Latic that some approaches May be made to that state of Good. Feeling which or. Mocrie in his inaugural lecture so vividly described As having prevailed Between the English and foreign reformers. At All events let us thank god for such Good men As the new Bishops. The Bishop of London in a Sermon before the ordination of. Ministers in st. Paul son a recent Sabbath brought out the evangelical aspect of the Christian ministry As holding up the Saviour before sinners in contrast with a a priestly and a a Church notions with great faithfulness and Power. We have got a better Man than or. Blomfield in every respect. The latter boasts of his churches built but he cannot Appeal to Many real ministers of Christ put into them. The examiner caustically Calls that Bishops churches for which Archdeacon Sinclair and other sycophants Haye lately been be slavering him a a Stone Broth a certainly no nourishment can be got from boiling a Stone or a a stick in the pulpit a either touching the new Bishop of London i have to report what is known to a few and told to me some Days ago by a pious Church Layman. Unlike his predecessors he has dealt very closely and affectionately with each of those candidates who were recently ordained. He took them one by one apart and talked to them in a most Earnest manner As to personal piety responsibilities and duties. He deals with them As a father and a Friend to whom they May always repair for counsel. The assassination of the Bishop of Paris by the Dagger of a priest while engaged in giving the Benediction from the altar Steps after a procession in Honor of st. Genevieve has excited feel ogs of horror All Over Europe. The murderer had been suspended from his office and it is said he declared that his act was a protest against the doctrine of the immaculate Conception. By this i presume was meant that he had been placed under interdict and thus avenged himself. It is very remarkable that this is the second archbishop of Paris who has been a murdered. The predecessor of the recent victim was m. Do afire who perished in attempting to mediate Between an infuriated mob and the exasperated soldiers at the barricades in the revolution of 1848. What minister of the gospel strip Turay enlightened but must look with horror on a Man thus Cut off in the midst of an idolatrous procession in Honor of a dead woman who is constantly invoked As the Patron Saint of Paris i have been in the Church where her relics lie i have seen the degraded devotees Kneel before her Tomb and the Little candles which having Firat been brought in Contact with her Bone were then sold to the worshippers and by these lighted and left burning on her altar. Tee crime is truly horrible. Had a a protestant been chargeable with it what denunciations should we have heard of heretics and their Faith it is said in one account that the Assassin As he plunged his Dagger into the Side of his victim exclaimed a no goddess a he is believed to be insane. Lines to his wife a Dearest Lydia a my brain Burns. I must have walked and a fearful dream arises upon me. I cannot Bear the horrible thought. The god and father of the lord Jesus Christ Hare mercy upon me. Dearest Lydia dear children Farewell. My brain bums As the. Recollection grows. A my dear dear wife Farewell. the press and the Public have United in lamentations Over this great Many a the greatest Scotchman alive a said Chalmers a after sir Walter Scott a death.�?�. His writings were alike Graceful and powerful. If any of your readers possess the first volume of the North British review let them turn to the first number and they will find an article from his pen on a a or scottish fisheries a Umoh is a Noble specimen of his As a Christian geologist his name will live forever. His a a old. Red Sandstone a Drew Forth the intense admiration of men of science. Buckland who died in an Asylum for the insane heaped Eulogy upon him. His a a footprints of the creator Quot smashed to use a Strong expression the. A a vestiges of creation a that insidious and plausible work written it is confidently believed by one of the Brothers whose names will always be associated with the Edinburgh journal. 5 a a his very intellect a says the witness a a god a most precious gift perished in the great Endeavor to harmonize the works and word of the eternal a but surely his death supplies a warning to literary men against taxing the brain too sternly. Fast living is to confined to the bottle and the convivial party. It is formed too in the silent study and in the wasting of a a the Midnight not Here May we think and cogitate and reason without a pause. J. W. A facts Anil cleanings. As to politics the quarrel Between Prussia and Switzerland will Ere Long be arranged. The conference at Paris is probably meeting at the moment i write. England and Austria object to the evacuation of the principalities and the leaving by our Fleet of the Black sea till the Boundary line is actually marked out and Napier a Practised Diplomatist goes As British minister to Washington. A meeting was held yesterday the lord mayor in the chair to raise a testimonial to doctor Livingston. The Bishop of London was one of the speakers. The death of Hugh Miller to which i alluded in my last continues to excite a most painful interest. For some weeks previous his mind Over tasked by Long continued and intense study gave evidence of disorder. He became the prey of false or exaggerated alarms. He believed and probably in this he was Correct that his mind occasionally broke Down. A a 1 the work on which he was engaged was a a the testimony of the rocks a on which he put Forth All his strength intending it to by As it doubtless will prove his magnum opt is. But it was the completion of this that Cost him his life. He fancied that his museum was in danger and that an actual attempt had been made to enter it. the revolver he added a Broad bladed Dagger and at his bed head was a Highland Claymore. He was seized with the idea that his mind was hop Elfedy diseased and at intervals he Felt As if a stiletto suddenly passed through his brain. Then he imagined himself to have been out during the night carried or rather dragged for Miles by an irresistible Power. He was also seized with paroxysms during which he became unconscious. A last night a he raid in one opera Sion a a i Felt As amp i had been Ridden by a Witch for fifty Miles and Rose far More wearied in mind and body than when i Lay the physicians were consulted in the Forenoon of monday and found his pulse quiet but the Tongue foul. They prescribe continuance of work bed at eleven of clock woe to him who takes no with the Fame of godliness instead of godliness. Every Home on Earth should be a i Maturo of heaven. There Are few but Are sometimes in a serious fit but Howten Are in serious Frame and have an abiding sense of god upon their hearts if you follow Satin Yon will find the tempter prove a Tormentor if you follow the spirit you will find the Counselor prove a . John Mason our life is a continual journey toward the grave Shorter or longer As god plea Seth and Many times when we think ourselves far Froin it we May be just upon it. Of god attaches so much importance to salvation from sin that in the present moral Constitution of the world every Man is responsible to him for1 the spiritual welfare of is fellow men. As he who Pray eth that he May not be hurried a and then run Neth into the fire so is he that Saith a a Lead me not into temptation a and then without necessity subjects his principles to trial. A Light in Drivers a leading Romish paper in Paris Sasin All the Catholic cities of Germany the statistical returns make it apparent that the number of protestants is increasing in a fearful a Hill _ _ when and where it will Stop Cebu trifle with the Sabbath to Day to Morrow you profane it. Day you take a Glass to gratify a Friend to Morrow you May Trike one to gratify yourself. You now endure bad company you will soon choose it so True is it a a they proceed from evil to a conduct of innocence is characterized by a remarkable abstinence from extravagant exculpate on or from obdurate indifference. Its element is simple ,.asif aware that no other support is needed in its hour of trial than the firm column of the upright conscience it exhibits calmness throughout All undisturbed by the vacillation of guilt or passion. Beautiful Little poem is Worth Reading and Worth keeping a there is a voice within me and it is so Sweet a voice. That its soft listings win me till tears Start to mine eyes. Deep from my soul it Spring eth like hidden Melody and evermore it sing eth this song of songs to me t this world a full of Beauty a As other worlds above a a a and if we did our duty it might be full of love t. Contributions to foreign missions from orthodox churches in Boston in 1856. Essex Street Church �5,592.54 it. Vernon Church �5,299 Park Street Church �8,644.58 old South Church �3,502 Central Church �3,052.78 Church �2,184.97 Salem Street Church �1,003 Shawmut Church �965.19 Philips Church �509 Pink Street Church �500.48- Maverick Church �465.52 United monthly concert �386.74 penitent female Refuge �12 miscellaneous. §124.06 contributions to morning Star �1,141.2l in individuals toward �33, 449 02. Deh to �5,060. Total

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