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Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner and Advocate (Newspaper) - January 10, 1857, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaNiky term Banner vol. A no. 16 i adv Cate vol. Xix to in. I a one thing is needful one thing have i desired of the lord a a this one thing i whole no. 294 David Mckinney editor and proprietor. Publication office Gazette building fifths. A a. In mfg meet above s3vuthfield, Pittsburgh a. Philadelphia 27 South tenth Street by Low Advance. For a the week Endino sati s go Febay Jam Fey to 1857. By Mau or at the office <1.80 pet year attn arts a delivered in the City 1.75 a a a a a of fetus. A Opal new metrical version. Psalm Iii. 1. Lord How foes Are multiplied Many again atme do arise How Many do soul deride and say the lord will him despise. 2. But thou 0 lord like a great shield Art round for Protection spread j glory Art thou now revealed uplifting responding head. Unto the lord prayer i �?T11 make he hears from his holy Hill 1 Laid Down and slept�?1 waked because the lord sustained still. I will note in ten thousand fear who set against round about a arise 0 lord and save Here who didst foes aforetime rout. Thou All enemies didst smite upon the Cheek Bone in thy might the Teeth of the ungodly foe thou too Hast broken with thy blow. Salvation to the lord belongs a even Deliva Range from their wrong and thus prayer shall Ever be thy Blessing May thy people see. 3. 4. For the presbyterian Banner and advocate. Long sermons. Tastes habits fashions Are ail liable to tue a Ltd it extremes. To Correct these tendencies a Little ridicule Judic Emsly applied is excellent. Even in serious things it May be used. Our correspondent would apply it to the fever which is now becoming so prevalent for Short . A Man must have a Good Deal of impudence to think that he can entertain an intelligent audience twice every week with sermons half an hour Long said a fashionable Young Man in a drawing rcom at one of our fashionable watering places. A Man must have a Good opinion of his own abilities who will undertake to preach half an hour to a polite congregation said a fashionable Young lady who was a communicant in a fashionable Church. Or. A. Would never suit us he preaches such a a Long sermons that he would drive All the Rich and fashionable families from our congregation says an elder in one of our fashionable churches. Of the length of it the length of it says a ministerial Oratio after listening to a Synod goal Sermon that was not shaped after the Twenty five minute Rule. Editors show that they have been troubled on this subject. Writers in our religious journals fulminate against this thing As against a crying sin. A theological professors warn their students to beware of dogs to beware of evil workers but especially of Long sermons. Congregations will tolerate a Sermon so weak that it is in danger of fainting if it is Only Short. It May he grandiloquent by empty if it is Only Short. A preacher May wander from his text from his subject from sense j he May wander so far As never to get Back and still All will be pardoned if it is Only Short. I once heard of a Man who was preaching on the parable of the prodigal son. And in order to carry out the figure fully and to make the description As effective As possible be Laid the Home scene in Pennsylvania. And when the Young Man had received the portion of goods that fell to him the preacher started him for California by Way of the Plains giving a graphic account of his adventures by the Way. Bat in order to suit the occasion he did not leave him there Long. Soon poverty and some of its disagreeable concomitants overtook him. Then in the midst of his extremities he started him on his Way Back to Pennsylvania j portraying the escapes and sufferings of the Road until he got him As far As Louisville by. And whilst he had him there he found that his Sermon had attained the fashionable length and leaving the Young Man to take care of himself he closed the services much to the edification of the congregation. Now you might suppose that a habit con damned by this great la Dation of its opposite must be very injurious to the Church the habit of ignorant men the growth of the dark Ages luxuriating in religious declension the attendant of heretical notions. But instead of this borne Good men orthodox zealous great inspired men have preached Long sermons and that too when letters were reviving when the kingdom of Christ was advancing when the holy spirit was being poured out without measure. There were men in Scotland in the Days of Knox and a Little after that had the a a impudence a to preach not Only half an hour or a whole hour or three hours. Such men As were hard to surpass in All that hear act Orizes a faithful minister of Jesus Christ. They could not give All the fashionable intonations of the Dern pulpit said Little Apont a a objectives and but they were not wanting in mental ability in literary or theological attainments they were men full 01 Faith and of the holy ghost who stood in jeopardy every hour for the kingdom of gods Sake arid they preached to men and women of unusual religious development. They stood unprotected from the chilling blasts of Winter with their lives in their bands pleased and benefited throughout the entire service. Simple souls if they had Only known some of the advantages of modern improvement they would soon have dismissed these Martyr spirited old men and procured in their Stead a Man after the Model of our fifteen a minute essay men. Then they would have escaped Many a chilling blast Many a protracted stand Many a Surprise from the cruel soldiery. And what is most remarkable is that notwithstanding All the crying out against a a Long sermons that is made now then these Long winded prese hours and these Long striding congregations filled the land so mightily did the word of god Prosper and prevail. Then there was Augustine and Clement Ignatius and Polycarp men of some note in their Day and even yet respected by some of the old conservatives in theology. They wielded influence in the Church at very important periods of her history they were quite As successful in the ministry As but they were most unfashionable Long winded preachers. Then there was Paul who had the a a impudence a the a gentility to stand in the midst of Mars Hill and preach to athenians a Long Sermon and on another occasion to preach All night. How vulgar to countenance a Man in perpetrating such an outrage upon gentility a but have not things altered very much would not a he sermons of Knox or Paul be very unsuitable at the present Day ? i am afraid they would. They were attended by a state of things that has passed away. But has a better state of things succeeded ? if i would judge from the prevalence of Short sermons i should say no. Whenever piety has declined extensively whenever form has supplanted Faith whenever error has prevailed Over truth then Short sermons have been fashionable. On the contrary in times of world wide revivals when truth has held Empire and vital godliness has characterized the a Lidreh Long sermons have prevailed. It from the Days of Constantine vital piety began to decline and Thi i declension progressed Century after Century until Antichrist acquired the title of blasphemy. And As a sequence preaching was superseded More and More by form. Sermons became Shorter and Shorter until they were entirely abandoned in Many places As a regular Means of Grace. And who leads the cry now against Long sermons Paul or apollos or Cephas or Christ no a tis anti Christ. Does Galvin Luther Knox no a tis trac arianism. Tome has built altars with great Cost and care and none of these want for attendants and protracted ceremony. But her pulpits Are built upon weeds Oxford has not yet attained full stature but is a a promising so Faras length of sermons goes she might be taken for her Mother. And if we Are to Admire and imitate the apostate and Arch apostate in this thing it May come to the wheels at last. R. For the presbyterian Banner and advocate. Religion or letters to a Friend on the doctrines and doties off the Bible. A explanation. The substance of these letters was first delivered in an inquiry meeting. A company of Youthful inquirers met weekly at House for instruction and what is Here written was in substance communicated to them in conversations and addresses. Subsequently an amiable you Glady of charge was taken sick and thus Cut off from the Sabbath school which she greatly prize and from the House of god. For her Benefit what had before been spoken was written out with additions in the form of letters for her perusal and these letters Are now offered to the readers of this paper. There Are in them some repetitions. This results from two causes one the circumstances under which they were written the other and mainly of design to keep in View and impress More deeply some important Points which come under consideration. Hence this is really deemed an in portent feature of the work and it is hoped will Render it the More acceptable and useful. For Precept must be upon Precept Precept upon Precept line upon line line upon line Here a Little and there a Little. A Isa. Xxviii 10. We Are slow of heart to learn and hence repetition is necessary. Designed As they Are for the Young arid especially for those who Are prevented by sickness from regular attendance at the House of god it is hoped these letters May be useful to such and perhaps also to others especially As they contain a practical View of some of the More important doctrines and duties of the Bible. The use of doctrines is to regulate the heart and the life and hence doctrines should he presented practically and duties doctrinally. Such is the aim in these letters and May the Effort be owned of god to the salvation of the perishing letter . Come now and let is reason together Saith the . I 18. dear Young Friend a i Hope this letter will not Surprise you. I feel As you know a deep interest in your welfare and i have thought a few Brief letters might perhaps be ase Ful to you. Several considerations induce to write. One of these is the present state of your health. Disease has Laid its hand upon you end it is very possible you May never recover. I fear you May not. But whether you recover or not you Are not Able now to visit the House of god nor to attend the Sabbath school. You must spend your sabbaths at Home and this i know to be a great trial to you. Few have been More regular and punctual than you in the Sabbath school and in the place of worship. Of these Means of Grace you Are now deprived and hence you May now and then like to read a line from your Friend. This is one reason Why i write. It in regard to your disease no one can yet Tell its final result. That i would have you commit entirely Togo. Be not anxious about it. Try to be composed cheerful resigned it is right to use Meaos for the recovery of health right to look to god for his Blessing on these Means and having done this it is right and a duty to commit ourselves entirely to gods disposal. Try to do so and to say from your heart thy will 0 god he done a Matt i 9�?13 and xxvi 39�?42. _ _ another reason Why i write is because of the preciousness of your soul. My dear Friend though you must die As your present sickness admonishes you yet you Are immortal. Your soul can never die it must live for Ever and it must be. Happy or miserable forever. If l would say a word to Benefit your soul a word which god would bless to your salvation How greatly should i rejoice i and Angels too would be glad a Luke Xiv 1. 1 have another reason for writing. You have Long been serious and thoughtful you Are even now seeking the Way of salvation. Hence i know you will read with prayerful attention the words written to Yon. You will read and Ponder and Pray Over what i say j i know you will. Surely this is a sufficient encouragement Rind it leads to Hope that i May with gods Blessing be useful to you. The lord Grant it May Beso he Heare prayer he will Grant it As you have been thoroughly instructed in the system if of truth taught in our it a sex May be said on the doctrines and duties of the Bible. You will look out and examine the texts of scripture referred to and also the quotations from the catechism and confession of Faith As Well As the references to these and other works. Doctrines Are the basis on which duties rest and whatever i May say of a doctrinal nature i shall Endeavor to present in a practical manner. For aim is to Lead you to Christ that you May be made Wise unto salvation.�?2. Tim. Iii 14�?17. My letters shall for the most part be briefs As not to weary you in your weakness. But let beseech you to give your attention now to the great subject of religion Rind to begin at once arid with earnestness a to seek the salvation of your soul for behold now is the accepted time behold now is the Day of salvation.�?2. Cor. I 2. Life is Short and Uncertain and death May be near. Prepare to Mee t it arid be ready for it. Bead matt.-25th chapter. Please write to . Tell just How Yon feel let know your exercises your thoughts and difficulties and propose any questions that you like. It will afford pleasure to impart to you any information and instruction that i May be Able. Hesitate not to express your mind fully and in return 1 will be full and Frank in addressing you. Praying for your health and salvation i am your Friend. For the presbyterian Banner and advocate. Synodical convention. According to agreement the synods of Ohio and Cincinnati S., met in the first presbyterian Church in Columbus on tuesday evening december 23d, to determine the location of the a University a which they had resolved to establish under their joint control. There were present at this convention about two Hundred and thirty five ministers and eleven elders As delegates from the various churches besides a great Many others not officially who. Took a deep interest in All the doings of the Assembly the synods first met in a separate capacity for the formation of their Rolls an then resolved to meet each other in convention. The two streams hence flowed together and mingled into one. They made quite an imposing appearance and were doubtless the largest presbyterian body Over convened in Ohio the meetings of the general Assembly in Cincinnati in �845 and in 1850, riot excepted. The following resolutions were offered immediately after the formation of the convention arid passed unanimously for its direction resolved that the moderators of the synods shall jointly preside arid the temporary clerks of each Synod shall record the. Minutes of the convention for their synods severally. If any diversity of opinion shall do Cir Between the moderators on a Point of order it shall be submitted to the after the organization of the convention the proposals for the location of the University shall All be handed to the clerks and read before any discussion shall be allowed. A j resolved the rules and order adopted and recommended by the general Assembly shall be observed All the proceedings of the convention. Resolved. The final vote a Hall be taken by calling the Roll and a majority of All the members of the convention shall be necessary to determine the location of the the passage of these resolutions the convention spent the remainder of the evening in prayer and conference. Adjourned till to Morrow morning at nine of morning 9 of cock. Convention met and was opened with prayer. The Roll was called after which propositions from the following places competing for the location of the institution were read Viz a Cleveland. Offers 330,000 in land and buildings. Central College 320,000, in. Land and buildings. Chillicothe 3110,000, in land buildings apparatus and Cash. Hillsboro 330,006, in Cash Springfield ,335,000, in land and Cash Bellefontaine 350,000, in land buildings a amp she. A a West Liberty 335,000, principally in and peace be with you i and from the lord Jesu these remarks of or. Pression on All present the moderators then resent Tives of the com remarks on the above a i. Gen. Mason of could find it in his h Resolution. He would feelings patriotism and a Tion of the institutional would co operate with a establishment of the. Located. He confessed it went the Grain to give it Mon but he had no hesitation feeling was selfish. We selves. The carrying out he said was absolutely e Stence and a Prosperity he Felt that the people be cordial in their located. Or. Glover of West he was a Little a a selfish had the Honor to rear would slay if this Gondi College elsewhere. He Tion Rind he would Oriti Ever it May go. If in better site in our hour location than West lib it there. The people q in their hearts to resist hearts were in the enter or. Stanton of chill bound to co operate wit convention. This was and it would he to the e Hev. F. T. Brown some very Fine Remar advantages of that City he did not like to Pressl place lest he might to distract the minds of mention. ,.1 father Dickey would Choice. He would Chi decision of the Corive said his a a poor Little should be put Forth feb and perpetuation of Thi decision he would god. Rev. Or. Affens Pefu said his people had at Quiesce in the decision or. Steel of Nills of the Resolution but. The same amount of1 other place that he h this was not to he doubted not they woul what they would do Rev. Or. West of certain remarks Nade Bers saying that the instill Many of the reformers of the present Driy. Cellenti catechism a you will appreciate what after the Reading of these proposals the following Resolution was offered by or. Hoge resolved that whatever be the decision of the convention fixing the location of the University we will cheerfully acquiesce in the result and we do hereby covenant with each other to Beauje the Complete endowment of the institution. Remarks being called for on this Resolution or. Plumer of the Western theological seminar ii who was present As a visitor being urged arose walked. Forward to the spa Akers stand and said a a it is Good to be Here it is Good to he Here. When i was a boy Large enough to go a de or Hunting in Washington county Ohio you could riot have got together Twenty presbyterian ministers if you had ransacked the whole state. Behold How god has blessed you see what he hath wrought the Resolution before you deserves your serious attention. Some of you Here have to be very much disappointed. Your strength is in your Union. United you can establish a great College one worthy of you and the cause you have at heart. If you Are going to put up a poor Little institution i wish you would not establish any. And Sneh i know you will found if you Are not harmonious. Thomas Jefferson when the members of the old Congress were criticising the declaration of Independence said a we must All hang a yes a responded or. Franklin a or we will All hang so it will be with you. Charles ii of England said of presbyterians a they Are gods silly people and can easily be divided by flinging a Bone or two of Contention among a let this not be the Case with the members of this convention. Keep out differences. These Are the Bones which if you commence to gnaw will soon bring divisions among Yon to the total ruin of this great Enterprise. A a i ought perhaps to have remained in seat but being invited to speak i would not forbear saying what i have said. May the great head of the Church smile upon you and Crown your deliberations with Complete Success. The hebrews said a mercy be with the greeks said a Grace be Yoris a and the romans said a peace be on with Paulj Isay a Grace Merey Hod the father a a be a deep in by shed tears i Ripon the rep a localities a for it Resolution. Field said he vote for the be his social on the Loda Ingfield. He heart for a the a wherever Little Aga Irist other places chg that this deny our in res Sperty confessed or the place he at but this he located the a red the Institute love it when bad offered a synods for its then let us put i place had it not complain. Their a the Felt himself decision of the a position at first in. Cleveland made 1 to the. Superior 1 location. But a claims of that More arid More ers of the con of urge his own sly submit to the a a he feelingly Jefe aril efforts a Tel establishment �station.�?�. Thosas the voice of Bellefont a Irie \i7d cordially a his body. A loved the spirit old not Promise _ on for any Grid for his own. Ted yet he of thing and cordial to deprecated Date. In inem on would not succeed unless it was located in such and. Such places. Under god he said these synods were Able to establish and endow an institution of the kind proposed anywhere. The Resolution was passed unanimously. The remainder of the Day was taken up in hearing speeches from the representatives of the above places As to1 their Peculiar advantages for the location of the a proposed these were exceedingly interesting and taken As a whole were the Best speeches we Ever listened to. We never heard them equalled in Courtesy wit diction eloquence and Power and some of us or. Editor will never forget the Superior excellence of the places so graphically described but i neglected to take notes for even a resume for you columns. Wednesday night seven of clock we commenced voting. On first ballot Chillicothe got one Hundred votes West Liberty one Hundred and ten Springfield seven Hills Boron three Bellefontaine five no place having a majority of All the votes cast a second ballot resulted the same As above with a loss of three votes to Chillicothe and a gain of two to West Liberty. A third ballot gave West Liberty one Hundred and Nineteen Springfield sixty eight Chilli Leothe Twenty nine and Hillsboro ten. West Liberty having a majority of All the votes was declared chosen As the site of the proposed University the convention then adjourned till to Morrow morning at nine of clock. ,. Christmas morning convention met was opened with prayer. A Resolution was passed confirming a previous Resolution of the synods that the buildings of the institution should not be commenced till 3200,000 were actually raised. 1 the Rev. Henry Hervey offered a series of resolutions which were adopted the import of which was that biblical literature should be made More common in All colleges even in those not strictly denominational and that in the College about to be founded biblical geography and history jewish antiquities Genius of the hebrew Commonwealth science of scripture symbols and types hebrew language and the greek of. The old and new testaments should find a place in a the College curriculum. Also that lectures on the evidences doctrines and duties of the Christian religion in the order of the Westminster catechism be incorporated in the course of study. On motion the convention was then dissolved the synods returning to separate rooms and adjourning _ in regular form. Thus ended one of the most interesting ecclesiastical meetings we Ever attended. May god bless the Enterprise now commenced and May we All drop any local or sectional feelings we May have entertained and carry out to the letter the Resolution for which All voted viz., thac we would All cheerfully acquiesce in the decision of the convention wherever it might locate the institution. I had thought or. Editor to have had room in this letter to give you a description of Columbus the great state House and the eleemosynary institutions of our state there but i forbear. I May notice these things again. W. M. F. For the presbyterian Banner and advocate. A a remarkable family. About one Hundred years ago a. W. Emigrated from Lancaster county pa., to German township Fayette county pa., and settled on the Waters of Middle run As a. Farmer where he raised eight children five of whom Are yet alive whose Ages added together make four Hundred and five years. The eldest is nearly ninety seven .years1 of age and his memory is equal to a history for the last eighty years. He gives an account of All the first settlers of that Section of the county and narrates Many incidents of great interest. A. A. And wife died at the advanced age of eighty five and eighty seven years. This family were not Only remarkable for Long life but were blessed in other was. Mij Titti in go. Them posterity la now Naff to Bep fit if three Hon died and Are nearly All members of that Branch of Christ a Church known As presbyterian. I was present not Long since at the Hureh at m., when one of the fourth generation of this family was baptized by the Rev. W. The father and Mother of the subject the Grandfather and grandmother great Grandfather and great grandmother were ail present and All belonged to the same pastoral charge. In temporal things they have been also greatly favored. Although now numbering near three Hundred they All who have arrived at the rage of Twenty five years own Teal estate More or Jess in Short they All have been blessed in Basket and store. For such distinguishing kindnesses Many thanks Are due to the great giver of All Good a 8. N. Principal thing is holiness we want above everything else holy principles holy ministers holy discipline holy tempers holy sermons and prayers holy habits and conduct. Nothing will compensate for this. If the churches Are not advancing it in holiness we cannot be i surprised that there Are few conversions a Little spiritual life. A the presbyterian Banner and advocate we will live forever. Beyond the dark and dismal Vale of death there is an Ocean whose depth no line can fathom and whose expanse is Immen Strable. That Ocean is eternity. Awhile we tread the Earth and live and move amid terrestrial things and seem like them to Bloom to Ripen and to die. Yet there is that within which makes is shudder and recoil when the thought arises of sinking to nothingness. Oar body May decay our pulse relax and our heart Stop throbbing yet. We cannot hear the. Thought that we shall cd ase to think. The breath of god the vital spark that animates this tenement of Clay the soul of Man shall never die. Again we. Start and tremble. Another thought arises of vaster importance still. What shall be on after state ? we shrink from non existence and Long for immortality yet we it fear to tread the great unknown. We dread the phantom death the severing of. The Mystic thread that binds together soul and body. Where shall be our dwelling place when our cold and lifeless forms a a lie silent in the grave a where shall the spirit Fly ? there is a world of Light and one of woe beyond the hounds of time and space where the eternal Waves Roll ceaseless on. There in one of those shall the soul dwell forever. A no wonder that sinful Man fears to launch out on the Broad Ocean of eternity. There Are. So Many doubts that Rise which world be shall inhabit whether heaven or hell. Yet the first great cause of i All things the mighty god has prepared an Agency on Earth to teach Man How to direct his coarse to enter in the Golden Gates and to warn him of the path that leads to the dark Depths of eternal woe. Awhile on Earth we live probationers for eternity. The word the Finger Post of god Points out the Way to heaven and is the Beacon Light by which we May steer. Safely past the Rooks and Shoals of sin and avoid the maelstrom of iniquity. We will live forever and we make on own eternity the warnings have been Given the directions Laid Down and shall we choose a life of endless Bliss or one of endless woe Levites. Meeting of or. Scott a Church. A meeting of the congregation of Calvan by Church was held last evening to take some action with reference to the resignation of or. Scott. On motion col. R. Mckee was called to the chair and or. Mccomb appointed Secretary. When the objects of the meeting were stated the clerk read the following letter from or. Scott. To the elders and trustees of Calvary presbyterian Church of san Francisco you Are aware that no ecclesiastical relation has Ever been established Between us. The Call for pastoral services has never been accepted. It has not in fact Ever been put into hands by the presbytery of Louisiana i presume it is still in their keeping. But As far As i can do so i now return that Call to you and desire that you will act As freely As if it had never been made and in consequence of resigning hereby All claims to the pulpit by virtue of that Call you will be pleased to consider it vacant and take such measures As you May deem Best to obtain a Supply. It is now perfectly Clear to that there Are divisions among you and considerable dissatisfaction with and labors in the pulpit on account of Well known views of the vigilance committee which has so unhappily agitated this Community for the last several months. Both in regular Reading and preaching of the word of god just in the same manner that i have always done it and in using As i sometimes do,1 an old discourse a Sermon written ten or More years ago i find myself hindered and fettered and often times though wholly unconscious of making any a a flings or allusions to the late local troubles yet i am so misunderstood As that great offence is taken at preaching and expounding the holy scriptures. In 1 the Light of conscience and principles i cannot understand the word of god nor preach it in any other Way than i have done and with the understanding of the Bible and of the Constitution and Laws of our country that i have it is impossible for Ever to approve of the organization and doings of the vigilance committee. Thinking therefore that the peace and Prosperity of the congregation which we All have so much at heart May be better secured by withdrawal from it i do hereby decline to act or be considered any longer As pastor elect., a in taking of tibial leave of you gentlemen allow Meto return you very sincere thanks cot All Tife kindness you have shown and mine on the part of yourselves and the congregation Ever since i came to the Pacific coast. For your official co operation i also thank you. Personally i entertain High respect for yourselves and the congregation As far As they Asp known to and i shall never cease to Pray for t a Advance ment of True religion in this country and in this City. May every Blessing rest on you each of you and on every soul in the congregation now and for Ever our lord Jesus Christ to whom be glory world without end. Amen. To col. Mckee j. A Roberts and others the elders and trustees Etc. Study of Calvary a Church v november 8th, 1856. J at the conclusion of the Reading or. W. A. Bowls a a a 6 a faqs seen Ting voice. A pkg sober that this Church and Job Fri go Tion have heard with very deep regret a a the letter addressed to their elders and trustees by the Rev. Or. Scott under Date of 8th instant. Resolved that while we appreciate the motives of Honor and delicacy which have induced or. Scott to tender his resignation we beg to assure him that however much Many of us May differ with him in opinion concerning local events we feel United to him by an attachment too sincere and too Strong to be dissolved with our consent by any differences that have yet occurred and we take this Opportunity publicly to express our very great Confidence in and affectionate regard for him. Resolved that we deeply feel the Gross indignity which was offered to him on the morning of the 5th ult., and have no language to express our utter detestation of its baseness that we deem an insult to our pastor �wifit1 to ourselves. Reso Imp that our warmest gratitude is due or. Scott for his very Able and faithful labors among us and above All to the head of the Church for that Blessing which has crowned his instrumentality with so much Honor and Success. A of resolved that on past experience of the labors of or. Scott has impressed uis with their importance and that in on desire for him to remain we Are not influenced by personal considerations Only but feel that his withdrawal from the City would be a Public loss. Resolved that the elders and trustees of. This Church be and they Are hereby authorized to acquaint or. Scott with on most Earnest desire that he will not leave us that they renew to him the a pc ally originally made by this Church and congregation As no less expressive of our wishes now than it been and a that they diligently prosecute the same in the use of All appropriate Means urging him to accept if not inconsistent with his own wishes and sense of duty and to become duly installed As our pastor at an Early Day. Resolved that a copy of the foregoing resolutions be handed to or. Scott As Early As practicable on tuesday morning and that the prayers of this Church be now offered to almighty god that he. Will guide both1 him and us in the path of duty helping us to do that which shall be most for the glory of our redeemer and the welfare of our fellow men in time and for fran Cisco paper. A -. A a a to tor the presbyterian Banner and advocate. The memory of or. P. B. Smith of Alliance and resolutions pertaining to Railroad regulations a by the students and teachers of it. Inion Seminary. A. A a a a a a. Having organized a physiological class embracing sixty eight of the students and teachers of it. Union Seminary and employed or. Smith of Alliance to deliver a series of , and to dissect a subject obtained from the City authorities of Cleveland for the purpose of acquiring a More thorough and practical knowledge of the condition of health and the Laws of on being the doctor during the Progress of these lectures being suddenly killed with his wife and six other persons by that terrible collision of the oars at Alliance Stark county o., on the 5th we resolve the following 1st. That while we feel actively alive and deeply bereaved in common with All Good citizens of the Vicinity in consequence of the horrible Slaughter and wounds of our Fellows and neighbors we do feel peculiarly sensitive and unfeigned by afflicted upon the unnatural death of our generous talented and beloved instructor in that science which teaches is How to preserve a health and which exhibits so ranch of the Wisdom goodness and skill of the a a framer a of our bodies and1 the father of our 2d. As some of us have for years been intimately acquainted with or. Smith and his amiable and worthy companion we have the fullest Confidence in their Public profession of religion and their worthy standing in the presbyterian Church and do devoutly Trust that their congenial spirits Are transplanted to a More congenial clime where1 they will together forever expand and Bloom in Beatric Light. 3d. That while in this instance we Are not disposed unduly to censure Hie officers of the trains or the Railroad companies for the sudden destruction of eight valuable lives and the incurable wounds physical and mental of so Many of the living yet we do feel that the various interests of on country when so Many valuable lives and useful men and women Are daily travelling in the oars and thronging to meet their friends at the stations do imperatively demand of Railroad companies to adopt an faithfully enforce the most judicious system of regulations and to employ As Engineer conductor agent or hand no careless passionate intemperate profane a accommodating or selfish Man but seek for these responsible positions where Root Only property but innocent and valuable liveb1 Are at stake intelligent and Christian men of tried skill integrity patience and promptitude. A a 4th. That the Public Good absolutely req res not Only the most efficient code of Legal enactments but also a disposition of the . Large to enforce them with the same promptness other Law of the state in order not Only to dispense Justice to both the guilty Andenno cent but also to guarantee in the future a Protection to those who May travel in the lawmen to ment of a a life Liberty and. The Pursuit of a 5th. That while we1 speak so emphatically of Railroad companies and persons in their employment we do not wish to Call attention from the dangers responsibilities and neglects incident to other vocations and from the urgent a necessity of More intelligent honest unselfish and energetic workmen inthe various divisions Fla Bor agricultural mesh animal commercial Domestic and professional. _ 6th. That we solicit a publication of these resolutions in presbyterian Banner and adv do i and the Alliance times a a a 1 or w. A larkk Chen com it. Union winery Stott .1 c i if a Ftp sat re Lka i a. S jul a a a Quot a i i the heart and conscience a a the a fit mercies of god will break the Hary Pekrt of Man a. Quot an hard heart is not so soon broken As a broken heart is bound up. It is better to hpveagood.cpnsci$noe, and be than a to have a bad one and be flattered. A Quot or a word from. God a. L�okfr�mfcbrist5 a the spirit Dull Brak the dirt. A pastoral a Lapene its Uiti in Otic Bair cute into i i Olts authority is unquestionable a Nadifi triad vices were heeded the most desirable results would follow 1 a a we beseech you Brethren to know them which labor among Yon and Over you the lord and admonish you a and to esteem them very highly in love1 for a a their works Sake. And be at peace a Paul. Young lawyer of Bangor when or. Loom a was preaching there As a candidate called on him to know what his views were about dancing this being a favorite amusement with him and Lee being an influential member of the congregation. The Young minister calmly replied to Bis inquiry a or. I think that All things Are not equally important and that some have prior and urgent claims upon our attention. Now it seems to that the most important thing for you is to become a True Christian. I would advise you to attend to hat immediately and afterwards Iyow a can dance As much As you think proper a. The lawyer took the advice end soon became a worthy member of the Tih urch and of coarse gave up dancing. 1j r. Thoughts a be modest who does not love the violdt1be consistent y a rudderless ship is soon wrecked a a be provident the ants anticipate the Winter be industrious bees though. They Are never Idle can sing a. Quot a be faithful the Needle inspires Trust be True the clearest streams Are the Best loved a a a a a. Be religious your own. Heart is witness that is immortal Ltd be useful a a god loves Tjie cheerful giver a a the most effectual shield against the. Blows of unkindness is an acknowledged amiability and usefulness. It As the heart glows. Soothe face will Shine. One of the Best lessons to teach a youth is a hat he shows sense and not condescension by being Paul a estimate of speaking of the glories of the eternal world the rapture of the apostle does hot escape Hamas a Sally of the in amp Ignat Ionas a thought awakened by the sudden glance of the object he does a not exp amp is myself at random from the sudden the moment but in the sober tone a of calculation. A a i reckon a he says like a Man skilled in this , a i reckon a after a due estimate of their a comparative value a a that Quot the sufferings of the present time a Are not worthy to be Coni pared with the glory that shall be revealed in us.�?�,-no Many bras Ever �0�?T we to make this estimate. Of to Isreb ent world he Chad shored any Man. He a and seen the vision of the a mjg a and the result of this in tile amp a experience was that he desired to a soap from Tom Yalledy of tears that a he was impatienttovfe6�sv4mth� celestial vision eager to pm petjs>atti4itautaiis-mentary foretaste of the glories of More. Quot discipline in people who have been habitually gratified in All their desires will not Only More indulge in capricious desires but will a Ufa Mifek a take it More amiss when the Froli Iii or Hui so tray of others require that , than those who have been Pratti Tauy trained to tie habit of subduing and rest aiming them and consequently will in general sacrifice the happiness of Othera to their own selfish indulgence. To Inhat else is the selfishness of Princess another great people to be attributed ?. It sin vain to think of cultivating principles of generosity and Benefi once by a re exhortation and reasoning. Nothing but the practical habit of overcoming Bur own selfish eth Nodi of encountering privations and. Discomfort. Of a count of others win est enable us to Ido a when required. And therefore i a firmly persuaded that indu nce i nimbly produces selfishness. Pad ii us dress of heart and that nothing Bill i pretty severe discipline and control can Lay the Fonn Datish of Jeffrey. Paternal duty. \ the father who plunges into bulness a to deeply that he Hasi no leisure1 duties and pleasures and whose 1 Only inter course with his. Children consists in a Brief word of authority 3 or surly lamentation Over their in tolerable few pets Ivy news is equally to be pitied Ipa to he. He med what right has he to Dey the to,.oher.pursuits the time which god has allotted to his children ? it nor in a it a a a Cusp to say that he cannot support his family in their present i Lyle of1 living with Odb this Effort. F ask by who Rigi item a his up mily demand which Pweo amp Jar self lamp and important duties nor is it an r excuse to say that he wishes to Iea a competence is he Utida a Omi gation to leave them that competence which1 a desires Isif i advantage to be believed from the neti Bassity of labor ? besides is Money the Only stir Able bequest which a father can leave to his children ? surely Weil a heart sensible to a the love of Parente land bothers Jandy irs of tip to for Home plea Sutra it. Oci Obeji Zebu a hate la Vihti and vicious men and a ,.,the Ekoy us be Ofle Virter act go so Atay Inho Ritano or Jot ski al i pts Deperty Imrch Asedo a then Waif it note Ely habit which would Raj a a or Ithak a Bleesing a Way lantus cured st tence

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