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Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner and Advocate (Newspaper) - February 28, 1857, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaA Fey Tolu Banner Tot a no. S3. I by Tui to Otoi vol. Yuho 18. One thing is thing have desired of the lord Quot a this one thing i whole no. 031 Vid Mckinnly editor and proprietor. Publication office Gazette building Street above Smithfield Pittsburgh a. Philadelphia 27 South tenth Street below Ckel tent pm Advance Fok tiie week ending so sturday february 28,185. By mail or at the office $1.50 per year Hon ,.u delivered in the City 1.75 a a a a Bee be08pegt�os. Tripal be thankful. Thankful for sickness be thankful for health thankful for poverty thankful for wealth thankful for friends and be thankful for foes thankful for Joys and be thankful for woes thankful for coldness or sympathy a flame thankful in turn for both censure and Fame handful for ease and be thankful for care thankful for patience your trials to Bear. Thankful in Joy for a heart that Oan love bestowed of gifts and his gifts can improve thankful indeed in Prosperity a hour be to not ensnared by the worlds Tsily Power. Handful in sorrow for heavenly Light Quot darkness and coldness the stars Are most right. I an Ful for All things As god is your guide so kindly directs whatever betide Hia Grace and his love no measure Oan know ther sorrow or Joy overflow handful for promises Many and great sch meet every trial which suit every state thankful that god in All things you May find a All things in god when to sorrow resigned. E. W. H. Fot the presbyterian Banner and advocate. Hints on Sabbath schools. No. Iii. E have presented in two preceding Bers the relation of Sabbath schools Roperia understood and conducted to Church called for by the baptismal tenant As a convenient and important nay in the hands of the Church for Dis ring its obligation in the instruction of children. The great objection Felt in Many minds to whole system of Sabbath schools exit for the ignorant and destitute is that r tend to supersede the higher work of rental religions instruction. This went is an abuse which often occurs but is in no Way chargeable upon the system Elf. The Church plainly has a duty in s respect to perform to her children and the world without. The Parent has also s and her duty to discharge. Both Are recite and obligatory. Neither can Dis re the others. The Church cannot by r Best appointed agencies do what the rent can. Nor Oan the Parent dispense the churches Agency. And god has aimed both As not too much but each its sphere charged with its own approx ate this Christian land of ours the Sab ath school system has achieved its grand st results. How far it has contributed to parents careless about their duty in parting religious instruction to their evil in and households cannot easily be detained. In the scottish churches the family tec biking is a time honoured and Noble Stit ution which is justly held dear and Alou sly guarded. We think the recent Russion of the subject of sufficient inter to our Ohto Ray a a to Quot a it Rte to the Failoni Hufi Bree presbytery of Edinburgh. Tamim Imbt buttion. Or. Begg moved the transmission of the folding overture a a in a it is humbly overture by the presbytery of a Burgh that the general Assembly shall labor. Restore and make Universal the wholesome Utica of family cat Chising and Sabbath even instruction by parents and shall consider How the plan of having evening instead of morn Sabbath schools and evening sermons As a liar part of Public worship has a tendency interfere with these Sabbath evening duties parents from the discharge of which so i. Of the glory of Scotland arose in other s.�?�. R. Begg said his attention had been called of to the necessity of some movement of this by personal experience. When he was a Ger Man he found that the Young commune were Well acquainted with the Shorter Cata and could readily repeat it whereas of ears there was a great difference in this re. I As lie found Many Young persons who could peat it. He inferred also from other air ances which had come under his knowledge the Good old practice of family cat Chising begun to fall off very materially. For exam he held in his hand a report of the Sabbath col teachers of Edinburgh drawn up by a committee which had lately made a canvass the City in connexion with Sabbath schools Quot in this report it was stated that 11,994 ses had been visited the number of children which amounted to 22,964. Of these 18,781 quote reported As attending various Sabbath ools and Only 630 tests taught at Home on the Bath evenings. Now of course there might i been considerable mistake in the number rented As being taught at Home but still even King a very Large allowance if it be a fact Ator anything like a fast it was extremely Start a. The duty of parents cat Chising their Ohil Quot and giving them religious instruction had a established by divine ordinance and this i a matter which had not received the Atten a which it deserved and the Church itself was a my to look to it. The object of the overture to Call the attention of the Assembly to these ters and to Endeavor to restore the Good old Tice of former Days in having regular Cateches instruction in each family on Sabbath events is a movement in the right direction. E of us knew in old times what it was earn the catechism at a Christian it s knee on Sabbath evenings when t portion of the lords Day was regularly --3d to a a the Church in the House a and in the family As the Nursery of the Hurb was occupied with these ordinances instruction prayer and Praise. Those Ere Good old times. Quot we cannot dispense Ith the Sabbath school. Nor can we disease with the family instruction with All he advantage of the parents relation and authority. When god was arranging for he tuition of the Ypung lawgiver and Eade Rof Israel the great Prophet and Type Christ he would have for the nurse and st Trainer of the child not pharaohs Aughter nor Ady Queen or Princess of the Ealton but the child a own Mother though he had been the most obscure and unlettered a the kingdom. Or. Bussell responded to or. Begg that the Best of All social reforms gods Way of restoring a people was a to turn the hearts of the fathers unto the children and the hearts of the children unto their fathers the Domestic Constitution the family Circle was the source and test of National stability. No Sabbath class is so much in its Plage a s that which is formed by a family around a fathers knee. This should be our of the exercises belonging properly to the head of. A family to which the minister was enjoined Lazy and to train up such As Are the family is the True Nursery of the Church. Every household altar that is set up in the land is a fresh defence against popish aggression. The rights and the. Duties of servants As truly members of the family is another Branch of the subject Well deserving to be considered by itself. The state of the working classes both male and female As to dwellings and hours of labor must be seen to if this subject is to be fairly grappled with. He trusted that the presbytery would not rest satisfied with sending an overture to the general Assembly but would make the godly upbringing of families the subject of familiar Eon Ference and of persevering Endeavor. He bade god Speed to the Sabbath school in its own in this connexion or. Russell cited from the Sabbath school teachers report the remark of Hugh Miller which referred to Thi Sabbath school As rather a reflection upon Christian parents and relatives and implying a neglect of their proper work. In reply to this a ruling elder or. Balfour in supporting the transmission of the overture said its object v As not designed to depreciate or undervalue the invaluable services of their Sabbath school teachers whose Zeal and de voted Ness in their work could not be too highly commended nor was it at All designed to undervalue the Good which Sabbath schools had done or rudely or violently to interfere with or supersede the present Sabbath school instruction but when they consider that the present system of Sabbath school instruction was very much going in the direction of superseding parental instruction which they could never Supply the place of. It was he thought time that 1he Church should awaken and take some measures to bring Back the country to the Good old Way of scriptural a Striction to which or. Begg had referred Sab Bath schools had in some sense they might say created the evil which they Weire meant to meet for instead of children being now More generally taught by their parents re Lig ibus instruction the very reverse was the Cater. The great mass of people now satisfied their conscience with the existence of Sabbath schools and with sending their children to be taught in them instead of discharging their duty themselves. This deliverance we hold to he most judicious and excellent As it is also timely for Scotland and for us. The labor saving apparatus of modern Rimes carries even into the Church a. Disposition to shift personal duties upon societies Aud the numerous agencies of the Day so As to threaten at length to do All the duties of religion by machinery like the Heathen method turning out prayers by the wheel is it not also Worth our while to inquire and even to overture to the general Assembly How far the neglect of family religion and family catechetical instruction prevails among us and what Are the causes and occasions and what Are the proper remedies ? would not the proper application of this inquiry extend to the ease of servants and Lay Down a Rule on this subject that would Bear upon All households North and South As to the duties of Christian households in giving them religious instruction might it not even reach the Case of Christian employers As respects their duty to the employees More immediately cast upon their responsibility ? and if the Good old method of family cat Chising and religious instruction and Devo be extensively revived among us a flu Mike not see the Sabbath Quot school More amply supported in its place and bringing Forth More abundant fruits for Christ for the Church and for the country the Sabbath school at Home would Lead to an appreciation of the Sabbath school at Church. The parental instructions on the Sabbath would bring about daily exercises More or less in keeping with them and in preparation for them and thus these plants of the lord would Spring As the grass As Willows by the water courses. J. For the pref Yeterian Burner and advocate. Religion or letters to a Friend on the doctrines and duties of the Bible. Letter . By the Law is the knowledge of . Vhf 7. My dear Friend a in my last i spoke of sin and promised in this to say something about what sin is. Sin what is it ? what is sin ? John declares sin is the transgression of the Law and Paul Bays by the Law is the knowledge of sin.�?1. John Iii 4 rom. Yii 7. And Here let me say that a definition of sin has sometimes been Given which includes but half the truth and hence indirectly teaches a dangerous error. It has been said that All sin consists in voluntary. Action and hence sin has been defined As the voluntary transgression of known Law. Of course then if this be Correct there is no such thing As original sin for according to this All sin consists in acts a in the voluntary transgression of known Law. Infants then Are holy or at least have no moral character they have no sin until they know the Law and knowingly and wilfully transgress it How contrary this is to scripture you can readily judge when you remember that we Are Here taught that we Are by nature the children of Wrath and Wrath implies . Ii 1-�?3. And Jesus Christ say that which is born of the flesh is flesh is flesh is corrupt depraved sinful for the works of the flesh says Paul the works of our corrupt nature Are adultery fornication uncleanness lasciviousness,1 idolatry witchcraft hatred variance emulations Wrath strife editions heresies envying murders drunkenness revelling a and such Iii 6 Gal. V 19�?21. This is a dark catalogue of crimes to flow from a pure and holy nature and to he too the proper works and fruits of that nature As these Are said to be the works of the flesh of our unholy nature the nature with which we Are born and then How contrary this View is to fact is open to the observation of every one for if there be no such thing As original bin no native depravity if we Are not by nature children of Wrath if our nature is not depraved How is it and Why is it that All children do begin to bin As soon As they begin to act the fact is the privation of want of righteousness is sin and necessarily following this want or privation is the corruption of our whole nature so that we Are conceived and born in sin and we go astray As soon As we Are born because of. Our innate . I 5 and Viii 3. In consequence of the fall original righteousness is lost restraining Grace is withdrawn and withheld and the corruption of our whole nature follows As r necessary and unavoidable consequence by our directory to stir up Spoh As arc we Are a you known feel Arpee of sinners our natures Are corrupt our hearts at enmity with god and our actual transgressions flow from the corrupt Fountain within us they Are but the outward manifestations of the inherent depravity of our natures. In Grudens concordance a condensed and unabridged As it should Ever be you May see an admirable definition of sin and a full statement of the various senses in which the word is taken in the scriptures. A a sin is any thought word action omission or desire contrary to the Law of god. Sin is not a creature or a being but rather the privation of a being As Light is the Onva a Tion of darkness a or rather As darkness is the privation of Light a a so is sin a privation of As where Light is wanting darkness reigns so where holiness is wanting sin exists hence where there is not holiness in a moral being there is so and sin consists in the wrong state of the heart and affections As Well As m open acts of transgression. There is so in an evil nature or disposition As Well As in evil acts this is the meaning of John when he says so is the transgression of the Law and of Paul by the Law is the knowledge of so for though relating chiefly to actual sins they include whatever is not in agreement with the Law or conformed to it. A disposition or tendency to sin is sinful an unholy nature is sinful.�?1. John m 4 rom. In 7. And hence the Shorter catechism defines Smas a a any want of conformity unto or transgression of the Law of . Cat., u 14. The Law of god is the Rule which he has revealed in his word for our obedience particularly the moral Law Sam Mariy comprehended in the ten Quot commandments. And Here you must remember the nature and extent of gods Law. As Quot to its nature it is holy just and Good pure righteous and benevolent like its author requiring Only what is reasonable and right what is for gods glory and our Good and calculated to promote the Best interests and the highest happiness of the universe and the greatest glory and Honor of the supreme ruler lawgiver and judge. It is the dictate of both rectitude and Benevolence and is therefore every Way reasonable in its demands. It is no More than reasonable that we should be required to do right to feel and act right. And this is the sum and substance of the Law it requires just what is right whatsoever is pure and Lovely and of Good report. This is its nature a holy and just and Good Law and it is also spiritual in its nature and requirements taking cognizance of the state of the heart and affections As Well As our outward arts and designed to regulate and control the feelings and emotions of the soul not Only the desires and volition but that state of heart from which they Spring the disposition and Bias As Well As the inclination As it is the tenth commandment thou Shalt not covet sex. Xxx 1�?17. Hence Paul says in rom. Vii 7�?14, i had not. Known sin hut by the Law had not known what it is or had not known its enormity and its extent and magnitude and that the very state and emotions of the soul Are sinful for i had not known lust or concupiscence Hadnett known that the Mere inward desire was evil that the habits and dispositions of the. Soul and its emotions were sinful except the Law had said thou Shalt not covet. This command of the Law stands As a guard to All that precede it and serves to explain their spiritual nature and teach us their extent As Well As their spirituality. And Here then you see the extent of the Law in its requisitions and prohibitions. It extends to the thoughts and emotions and desires of the Hart and to the state or disposition which precedes desire As Well As to the words and actions of men. This is indicated by this last commandment which is designed to guard and Quot protect the whole Law and shows the spirit required by All the commandments. It forbids not Only lust or evil desire concupiscence but that state of heart which would Lead to such desire or to any unlawful or improper desire or emotion and it requires a a full Contentment with our own condition a not Only a a with aright and charitable Frame of spirit toward our neighbor and All that is his a but a right state of heart toward god and Man in All things. So the Law of god requires perfect purity of soul a right state of heart uprightness holiness love to god and Man perfect constant perpetual with no deviation and no failure from the very commencement of existence Onward a a while life tend thought and being last. Or immortality human Laws regulate the outward conduct gods Law fixes its claims upon the heart and condemns As sin whatever accords not with the most perfect rectitude in disposition As Well As in act. It is spiritual and it claims Dominion Over the soul of Man As Well As Over Bis manner of life. Such Are the nature and extent of the Law of god and this Law is binding on All. It its binding on you. It requires obedience of you. You Are bound to do what it commands and abstain from what it forbids you Are bound to possess the love and holiness it requires and any failure of coining up fully to its requirements is sin. Any failure of coming up to its demands fully either As to the disposition and habits of the soul the state of the heart and affections the feelings and emotions the thoughts and desires of As to the volition and exercises and the external deportment the words and the actions any failure at any time and in any degree of perfect love to god and Many failure in any respect is sin for sin is the transgression of the Law and want of conformity is transgression for we May break the. Law by failing to be and to do what it requires As Well As by being and doing what it forbids. Hence by the Law is the knowledge of sin for whatever in Man As to his nature and disposition his heart and life is not in Harmony with the Law of god is sinful. The Law is the Standard. By it the state of the soul and the conduct must by tried and whatever in heart or life comes not up to this Standard is sin. Thus my Friend you see what sin is hut i May say something More on this subject in my next. What i have said May suffice for the present. From what i have written you May learn something of your own sinfulness. In View of your undone condition As a sinner look to the lord Jesus Christ for Pardon and salvation. He came to seek and to save the lost and. He is Able and willing to save you. Trust in him and you shall be save i. And Vii. Is. Xxi. Of our psalm. With from our la oar criminals the 1 a its bondage and t a their daily Mel banker turned Tam chaplains and 27a Portal Ion Newgate popular ignorance tics George in. An a the London glut and accommodation Crary clubs the x Victory and Slaugh a general amnesty new archbishop a of Hurst the Denison advice thrown a Maurice Bishops scene at Brighton a lol what to do with urgent question in lotion of transp a fugal of our Eoli seems to have mad of our great cities Alty of imprison Mei t read rom., chapters Luke Xiv. And hymn and hymns sch regard yours truly. Correspondent. A be Bells the Model prison dim the masked prisoners their employment the a Robson driven madness renewal of trans he its moral Miasma i Calion. And Reformato a Aram present contrasts to uses their architecture a West end. City and int club War a a persian Francis Joseph at Milan congregational Union fins death ref or. Med a a Asey morning Post s Broad Church and or. Exeter and Chichester of Britain Tel Abo so by reason of the Reto receive convicts be criminal population Ore daring. The pen at Home although in itself accompanied y the a a silent system a and entire separate n of prisoners As Well As by hard work of a the Treadmill has not the terrors which c a might expect. Still the bondage land gloom of our Pem Tenti amp nes Are sad Ai i terrible realities particularly to those to have fallen from a High position in Sot Sty and who have been separated from if and children. Living As i do. In one of the suburbs of London my Rajlis saluted by various Bells every Morjig but How different Quot which they suggest 1 summons the Mason heir healthy toil on a buildings close at hand earns the wages which Hidren clean and com Quot Bright the household it Ell twice a week is attle Market a visit to time i recently Delong by railway and and breadth of London a been conveyed thither Oming of mondays or i the announcement to butchers that the Sale Are the association one is the Bell w and bricklayer to Large Block of new their honest Laboi keep the wife and portable and Maki Hearth. Another that of the great which at Christi scribed. All nig across the length have cattle and shei and now in the fridays rings oui graziers factors an is begun. I Siut another Bel is heard. It is that of the Bentonville m Del prison. The two former Are cheery i to joyous. They Tell of Freedom honesty and Industry. This salutes my ear As i w be up with a Knell like sound. It tells d it of reputation blasted of crime and retail lion of depravity and despair 1 Quot Quot 1 prison i have stood. Corridors i have walked meet a Man in convict be or cleaning out by a troop of convicts blogs and with ugly Down Over the fore which the eyes peer within that me through its Longa Here and there be dress sweeping to a cell. Rut by with heavy Wood yellow masks Hai head arid Noa fifth and yet disguised. One of these maybe sir John Dean Paul or Bates and Strahan his partners in the Bank in Fleet Street whose Rizin has made so Many widows and orphans poor. A it is dinner time. Along the corridors the wardens wheel Light carts., in tin dishes you see the messes intended for the prisoners. Each is now in his cell. There is a Little Iron wicket in the Centre of each massive door. The cart is wheeled up and the Warden taking one of the tin dishes in his hand containing soup and meat two potatoes and a piece of bread the Little wicket is thrown Back and two hands Are seen seizing the mess. The wicket closes and in silence like a Wolf in his Den the prisoner devours his ration. Outside by and by you will see some of the prisoners breaking stones others picking oakum and All in turn except when the state of health forbids working on the tread Mill. Some Are carpenters others Turners and tailors others blacksmiths. It that Paul and Bates work As tailors. Sir Johnis fond of drawing and is allowed to relax in that Way at times. A convict is permitted to write one letter to his friends and receive one from them every half. Year. W six years penal servitude a is now the common punishment for felony. Sentences of transportation for life have been passed on the greater criminals Robson Redpath Kent and Agar identified with1 the robbery of Crystal Palace and railway companies. Robson once so Gay driving splendidly a about town a living in a luxurious House is sinking fast into insanity induced by despair. The chaplains of oui prisons Are in general first class men both As to sound evangelical teaching and adaptation for their special duties. Or. King smile the chaplain at Bentonville has written a Hook entitled a a prisons and prisoners a which is quite a Standard work on these questions and containing moreover the record of Many cases of real reformation and restoration to society of criminals apparently lost forever to virtue and to heaven through the faithful application of the word of Christ through the holy spirit b Power to the conscience and the heart. A the government will be obliged to renew transportation very speedily each criminal formerly transported Cost the country �61,000 while for each remaining in prison Here to say nothing of fresh crimes and consequent loss of _ property and expense of a new prosecution afterwards if he go out in reclaimed an expense is incurred from �30 to �640 per annul. Some propose to retain our prisoners at Home place them on Large tracts of uncultivated ground erect suitable buildings and obtain from their labor sufficient to maintain the i Cost of maintenance. Others propose the v renewal of transportation but the locus penitent ice is not yet determined. One of the Western Isles of Scotland web proposed and now the Falkland Isles Are spoken of. A Newgate prison in the City proper remains still unreformed. Hideous revelations have been made of the consequences of permitting the prisoners to Herd together As in old times. The burglar the Coiner the the is we la mob a. Each is there to inculcate the Young thief with the virus of crime and to make it romantic in his a yes. Nay even prisoners for debt have been exposed to the contagion and when any one has seemed to shrink from this brutal association he is the victim of jibes and abuse and All manner of persecution 1 this a Den of Devil Rye is an evil which will however be Ere Long redressed and reformed. The whole subject of crime How suggestive of an ulcer preying on the vitals of the Community 1 what penalties Are we reaping for past neglects what spectres of guilt and woe everlasting look out reproachfully upon us f of the spirit land seeming to cry a a too late a a and urging us by their agonizing glances to save the Young of society from ruin 1. Popular education on a Christian basis is our great want. It is however making rapid strides and must do so More and More in addition this ragged schools and reformist ones fhe one preventing and the Ither curing crime have begun a splendid i have spoken in former letters of the Elevation of the Standard of religion and morality in our higher ranks As compared with the past. That is a great and Gratifying fact. Or. Thackeray m his Brilliant lectures continues to bring it out very vividly. Last week he dealt with George tv.,-with great and just seventy and spoke of the change As to Sweang gambling and profligacy among gentlemen now As compared with those of the time of the Regent and the King he denied that George in. Was the a a first gentleman in Europe a As used to be the fashion to style him. Behind his Fine clothes under his Fine clothes a a there was not even a Man a there was nothing then As the real gentleman of his Day in contrast with the King stand out says Thackeray men like sir Walter Scott Robert Southey lord col Lingwood and Bishop Heber. As the time draws near for the opening of parliament our clubs come up vividly before the minds of Many. Members of parliament and country gentlemen Are almost invariably members of some one of the Many clubs in the West end of London. The club houses themselves in Point of architectural splendor must strike the Eye of every stranger. Near the Duke of Yorkus column and Waterloo place a series of these splendid mansions present themselves and one is now building in which the copious ube of the Beautiful and polished Aberdeen coloured Granite forms a striking feature. Here Are the athenaeum the Junior United service the Carlton and the Reform clubs with others not far away. At the Carlton the conservatives and tories find a congenial Home while at the Reform club liberals of All shades Are wont to congregate. The internal fittings of these clubs Are splendid and the Kitchen of each with its cooking apparatus and its head Cook and attendants forms in itself a Marvel and a study the election to these clubs is by ballot and personal pique May at times succeed in Black Balling a worthy Man. At other times the ballot is a defence against the intrusion loffit0a#fms8j3 i a qty Jor Quot we it w�f-.prin7�?z Siple. The old indians who come Home a a without livers a but with plenty of Money assemble at the Oriental club in Hanover Square and form a characteristic a a set of their subscription to the clubs is High say besides a Large sum for Entrance Twenty guineas per annul. But for this what splendid accommodation is provided 1 the food and wines Are of the Best Quality and served up to the members As Well a in a Nobleman a mansion or in Buckingham Palace. Then there Are Bath rooms billiard rooms refreshment rooms a Noble Library All the journals and All crowned with first class and refined society. It is understood that the rate at Wlinich club officials Are paid is on a scale somewhat like the following the Cook receives from the librarian a a the Secretary a a a a �800 to �1000 a year. 100 to 150 a a 250 to 300 a a on which on witty serial remarks that the scale a a fully proves the Superior value of physical food Over appears that the French or italian Cook is besides his Large salary allowed to take pupils and a a finishing a other Cooks for which Large fees Are received. A a we wonder a says punch a a that in their Leisure moments the Secretary and librarian do not occasionally descend to the Kitchen and take a few turns at the bit so that when the Cook has made his Fortune and retired to his chateau Margaux or Lafitte they might be duly qualified to take his place and salary. There Are City clubs As Well As those in the West end frequented by merchants and Bankers. Besides these Are literary clubs the Whittington and others. The Milton club is the Only one known to be formed on Christian principles. It is of recent origin and was began by a few enterprising merchants among the nonconformists who longed for a place where religious men in town and those coming from the country to missionary anniversaries or at other seasons might find a Centre of Union and a temporary Home. It is conducted on precisely similar principles As to internal arrangements cookery Comfort h Barry &o., As those in the West end. The House is in Ludgate Hill near st. Paul a. The Entrance fees and subscriptions Are moderate. The membership amounts to nearly 1000 at present. Here on tuesdays after my attendance on the Early committee of the tract society 1 am wont to linger for some hours and Here one meets Binny Sherman Newman Hall and erstwhile the now lamented Harris with Many other ministers and laymen. The fear of god dwells in this House. The Secretary is one of or. Hamilton s worthy deacons the manager of the Cuis Cue department a Scotchman ,100. Family worship Siept up morning and evening. The terms for ministers Are on a peculiarly Liberal and considerate scale and the privileges of occasional relaxation among a books and men a both of a Superior older is something delightful i assure you amidst the High pressure of a London ministry. In connexion with the Milton club it is in contemplation to open a Large room of the same kind with the same objects As Exeter Hall for Public meetings Ofa benevolent and religious character. A from Persia we have news of War begin. The English expedition having reached the persian Gulf have Token Possession of the Island of Barrack and stormed the fort of by shirt. This last operation Cost out army a loss of Between 20 and 80 lives in ending the unusual disproportion of four officers slain. One of the so was a brigadier general another a colonel the remaining two lieutenants. The brigadier st Pford was a Veteran Indian officer. The Telegraph gives us no particulars. Our hearts Are thus again saddened by fresh news of Slaughter. The continuance of this War arising from diplomatic mismanagement on the one hand and russian intrigue on the other is most earnestly to be deprecated. It would arrest internal in India accumulate More debt and involve new taxation. Some politicians View it As necessary to Annex Aff Gamston As a Barrier to russian designs on India. Persia is weak in herself and seems to have relied on russian support. Her ambassador sex of the emperor of the French. From Mil in come the tidings that the emperor of Austria has granted unconditional Pardon and amnesty to All Lombardi ans convicted of High treason and has restored the whole of the sequestered estates. This will permit Many an exile to return Home. But while it is an amnesty for imaginary crimes and a a Pardon for the fault of these italians Loving their country. A a not wisely but too Well a and when we add to this that it is dictated by selfishness and designed As a master piece of policy to bin More closely to the austrian Crown provinces which Are unjustly hers what Merit can Francis Joseph claim and How Little has Italy reason to be grateful 1 the meeting of the congregational Union did not pass off without a scene of powerful excitement. In his opening address or. Singleton the president for the year deprecated the idea that there were two parties in the body one evangelical the other unsound. This was roundly cheered but yet if we Are to judge by sympathies and tendencies it is a very questionable statement. The great majority however Are firmly attached to the old gospel. It remains to be seen what the students will become by and by. The archbishop of Tours has been promoted to Paris. He is not an Ultra Mon Tanist but moderate in his Church politics. The emperor pressed the appointment upon him after several refusals. This Day i have been informed of the death of or. Medhurst the eminent missionary of the London society for Many years. He had Only been on English soil for three Days when he expired. His removal is greatly deplored. There will be a Public funeral this week. The morning Post of this Day considers peace with Persia As a a As to the Denison Case there have been appeals protests expressions of sym Pathy this sympathy ofttimes and even in the Case of the Bishop of Exeter extremely do. The latter once actually excommunicated and whether he has withdrawn a the Barf i know not but in his letter to the Archdeacon while he takes a fling at the archbishop by saying that the decision against Denison indicates in its terms and the grounds taken the rationalist tendency of the age he yet takes Good care not to endorse the heresy that the wicked partake the body and blood of Christ in the lords supper. The morning Post a High Church newspaper has a Long article soothingly addressed to the tract Arians telling them that even if the Cross is taken away from the a a altar a they can still carry out their system that present evils must be submitted to and that it would be suicidal policy for those who Are contending for spiritual Independence and a free convocation to Appeal to a secular tribunal such As is the privy Council. Whether they will take this advice seemed doubtful hut there has been a fresh Appeal to a civil tribunal. Some say that legally the archbishops decision on the Denison Case is final. Others Tell us that the Archdeacon retains his. Parish and loses his Archdeaconry or vice versa. A but what of the Broad Church and geological party ? True to their instinctive hatred of definite dogmatic utterances or Maurice has addressed a letter to Frazer a Magazine expressing his disapproval of the prosecution of Denison. As to himself we All know he does not believe in the sacrifice of Christ in the True and proper sence of the term at All. Bat then this matters not 1 the presence of men of extreme views on opposite sides he regards As necessary to preserve the equilibrium of the Church and As preventing either party from holding a fanatical Triumph Over the other. So much for a a does it not remind you of the Nursery rhyme a a see. Saw Margery Daw a thus it is that on the a see saw principle the Church of England has been going on since the reformation. Not that the balance has been Long preserved at any time now Laudium and then evangelism triumphant. Bat the chief objection of. Or. Maurice is that the articles and not scripture Are appealed to for settling the doctrine of a he Church still1 observe the favorite idea of antagonism to what is definite in statement and he would like the doctrines of the Church to be left in a looser state than the article s have embodied them. Denison a propositions Are to be resisted Quot says Maurice As a test but All should strive that he be allowed to hold them As opinions / As if any one wished to hinder him Thinh ing what he pleases on the eucharist,.ani As if the question were not whether he is to teach a heresy which is emphatically Romish monstrous and abominable not Long since the Rev. Wolfart sey-1 Mour an evangelical Clergyman author of a a mornings with the jesuits a who had been sojourning in a Parish in the diocese of Exeter and lightening the labor of the overworked incumbent by preaching Onee Aday was prohibited from preaching by Bishop Philpots. A the complainant was a High Churchman who had fifty hearers of whom ten left when he entered the pulpit while or. Seymour had congregations amounting to fifteen Hundred this Hows not Ohli High Church spite hut Jelso the Lave for evangelical teaching imbedded in the hearts of the a a common people Quot a and Middle classes a to tall 1 it i r i n a ii Ikea to hakka Laa Alit. Full Mour 1 and completed his tended course of service before the prohibition came. The tract Arians lately suffered a severe defeat at Brighton in an attempt to get up a Pusey Ite college., the Bishop of Chichester backed the proposal and was supported by lord Robert Cecil but by a overwhelming majority and amid popular exultation Over them the traitors were driven away and plot exploded to their conf Sion . J w a fact say Riel rep. We Are not our own rods no god e h roses the in Yip and chooses that a Rod Onieh is most suitable. I the almost Christian is a most unhappy Man having religion enough to. Make the world hate him and not enough to make god love of War Cje Beautiful feelings Are always purest and most glowing at the hour of meeting and Farewell like the glaciers which Are transparent and Rosy hued Only at Sunrise and Sunset but throughout the Day Gray and cold. The Joy of doing Good yes there a Joy in doing Good the selfish never know a draught so deep so Rich and pure it sets the heart a glow a draught so exquisitely rare it thrills the soul with Bliss and lifts it to a heavy lifer world or makes a heaven of this. It christians like that Are professors Only and make a show of religion for sinister ends Are like Orpah in times of affliction they will kiss their Mother and be gone they will soon take leave of the Church of god. But they that Are True. Christians Are like Ruth they will Cleave to her stay by her live and die with her and a ver depart from her a Ruth i 14. Or. Chalmers says the Vermont chronicle wrote upon a a the exp live a Power of a new affection another Chalmers is wanted to write on the exclusive Power of an old one. For with such love of the world and the things thereof in some of its ten thousand forms and such absorbing interest in its goings on How is religion to find any place if Many a heart ? the is very remarkable that the Heathen nations who can be supposed to have no knowledge of the Law or history of Moses account one Day of the seven More sacred than the rest. Hesiod styles the seventh Day a a the Huq serious it of the so in a and Homer says a then came the seventh Day which is sacred or almost All nations too who have any notion of religion have appropriated one Day in seven to the purposes of Public Devotion. . Jews would not willingly their Way they the name of god May be in it. Though there was a Little superstition in this yet truly there is nothing but Good religion in it if we apply it to men. Trample not on any there May be some work of Grace there that thou know est not of. The. Name of god May be written upon that soul thou tread est on it May be a soul that Christ thought so much of As to give his precious blood for it therefore despise it . A Quot. T Home. Homes not merely four Square Walls though with pictures Hung and gilded Home is where affection Callb a filled with shrines the heart hath a gilded. Home a go watch the faithful Dove sailing a Neath the heaven above us Home is one ,. Home is where there s one us. Home is not merely roof and room. A it needs something to endear it Home is where the heart can Bloom where there a some kind lip to cheer it. What is Home with none to meet none to Welcome none to Greet us Home is swy it and sly Quot Sweet where there a Ohe we love to meet us. A source of Webster on being commended for his eloquence on a memorable occasion is said to have replied. ,. A a sir i am far from thinking that my poof Effort the a they Day has the remotest claim to the panegyric you have been pleased to bestow upon it but if anything i have Ever said or written deserves the feeble st encomium of my fellow countrymen i have no hesitation in declaring that for their partiality i am indebted solely indebted to the Daffy and attentive peru8al of the stored scriptures the source of All True poetry and eloquence As Well As of All Good and All take care of the casket for the Sake of the Many oases in which True christians complain of the a a hiding of gods countenance a of darkness and depression the Caiman is solely physical disease produced not by an obstinate disregard to tie will of god As expressed in the human Constitution made up of soul and body and by which a certain amount of repose relaxation and exercise Are essential to the right working of both. Let me earnestly press it upon Ypung and ardent students that it is a very mistaken. Manliness to despise the. Demands of the body that no self denial Diligence to sacrifice health and life in the Pursuit of knowledge a a it me remind them that god will make them responsible for every Talent committed to them and for shortening those Days which might have been Many and for darkness and distress which might have been hours of Sun Shine and peace. That must be no Small sin in the Eye of god which he so often an. Early death or premature old age and which has ,Many a family of its most precious treasure and tie Church of its brightest mopes.1�?macleod�?Ts Mer Hormats of Mackintosh. V
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