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Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner and Advocate (Newspaper) - March 28, 1857, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaPresbyterian amp advocate. Merlin Banner vol. A not st. I Merlin advocate vol Xix not s3. A sub. A one thing is needful a a one Thino have i desired of the lord a a this one Thino i whole no. 335a a a a a. Id Mckinney editor and proprietor. A a a publication office Gazette burdens fifth st it above Smithfield Pittsburgh a. Philadelphia 27 South tenth Street below Chestnut Advance. For the week ending say Fly Day March 28,1857. A s a e by mail or at the office $l50 per year isee up a spa n to to delivered in the City 1.75 a a a a j Trospe tub. Drimal Foerg. A son of the grades. Bal Tel , Jot Amo humility. Glory to Thino o adorable one plays of thyself in the Grace of thy son pah 0 lord 1 thy perfections divine Ork of salvation ineffably Shine. Lee in that Grace which consistently can a threat rings for sin look in mercy on i rebel escapes Yot is Justice sustained finer still lives yet thy truth is maintained. Bit and we Triumph 0 lord in that love exalts the lost soul to thy presence above 5 fullness of jog in the work of thy son or sustained and increased to thy throne. Could not without thee in heaven be base there could be no heaven of Theo dispose i Bod would to languish Yea our death be Ftp Ellod i glory were stained or thy throne not up us. He Cross Dearest lord it evolves Tho Blest pan thy perfections unsullied now can i soul that has sinned say a that soul need die Cocks to the Cross israelis strength cannot Pinner s Law room the redeemer has of precepts fulfilled paid its sanctions with blood a ,. Is Justice and truth and thy Law satisfied the penitent lives for his Saviour has died. Lujah 0, lord Job we fall As is meet a worship adore and exult at thy feet Onomo thy perfections and glorious High Brone sign used All through the Grace in thy son. Iowa. Tho prefab Torian Banner and advocate. Baptism a no. 10. Ímb0lica1 import of baptism. Two sacraments of the new Testa i have each a distinct symbolical mean in the one the application of water ies purity of heart. In the other the of Christ is shown Forth. Our Bap Brethren strangely confound the two Wanees As though they were alike in meaning. Baptism say they is de to convey an allusion to the death and resurrection of Christ an there the candidate should be buried in but what resemblance can they out Between things so entirely differ Christ a death was by crucifixion. He buried after the manner of this of in a grave dug in the Earth and with Mould but in a sepulchre Cut perpendicular face of the solid Rock his Little apartment his lifeless body conveyed through a Small door which it then closed up with a great Stone it was left till the morning of the Day when the Stone was rolled Back a i Saviour re appeared among the now let me ask in what respects i immersion properly represent Sueh burial and resurrection ? what re Mee is there Between laying a dead tin a Little room excavated in the Side Mill closing the Entrance with a Rook having it there three Days i say what Oblance is there Between this and Sud plunging a person under water and him out again the similitude is better than that of the Blind Man who sed that the Light of the Sun was like Rise of a Cannon. It is to no purpose our Brethren urge that Jonah in the of the great fish bore a likeness to i in Liis burial for the Only Point of planet to which the Saviour refers in Rii -10, is duration namely a a three Daleand Throe nights a the very Point in. Immersion most signally fails. A juried with Christ by baptism a it say our opponents we must be so by baptism. Be it so but How and what baptism ? let an inspired Apos ser. I 1�?0. A what shall we say then i we continue in sin that Grace May Pund ? god forbid How Shal we that Are to sin live any longer therein ? know not that so Many of us As were baptized into is Christ were baptized into is death Quot Tere Ibre we Are buried with my by baptism i death that like As Christ was raised up by Tho dead by the glory of the father even i we also should walk in newness of life. For arc have been planted together in the like is of his death we Liall be also in the like is of his resurrection. Knowing this that old Man is crucified with him that the of sin might be destroyed that henceforth is Hauld not serve re the apostle notices a common of made against the doctrine of justify by Faith namely that it encouraged sin because Grace abounded. He to it by showing that a Complete la a uni in exists Between Christ and overs Ami that this affords the Best Bible Security for their continuance in iness. Thus the objection is satisfactorily swered. But if e suppose that the Postle is Hete speaking of a burial in iter we make him argue most Ineo Nelu a rely for we make him say that no with Anding the freeness of divine Grace be Ivers Are secured against sinful com Wanees by the circumstance that they were ice buried in water _ this is worse than to answer to the objection a for it loads at sice to the monstrous Dogma of baptismal a generation. _ a besides if we suppose a literal burial by upping to be Bere intended we must also a Pope a literal crucifixion and a literal Rath and so be dipped to death. By the a pay it is a curious fact that the Baptist missionaries in Calcutta have made a version of the new testament in modern arme Jiuu in which they have translated baptize y a word which signifies to drown e. G., go Toach All nations drowning them in the name of the father this is certainly dipping to death with a witness. The fact is stated on Tho authority of a returned missionary. See Baker on baptism p. 79. A a baptized into Jesus Bat the apostle in the passage under consideration is not speaking of an external ordinance but of the baptism of the spirit by which we Are United to Christ and become one with him in his death burial and resurrection. He does not affirm that All who were baptized in the name of Christ were baptized into his death. He asserts this of those Only who were a a baptized into Jesus Christ a a description implying infinitely More than Mere water baptism. The whole Church to whom he was writing had doubtless been baptized in the name of Christ but it did not follow that they were All baptized into his death and therefore he discriminates. A a so Many of us a says he a was were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his in similar terms addressing the galatians he uses the same careful discrimination a a As Many of you As have been baptized into Christ have put on 27. To be baptized into Christ is to become a living member of his mystical body by the baptism of the spirit for says the apostle a a by one spirit Are we All baptized into one . Cor. Xii 13. We Are now prepared to understand the meaning of Paul in the passage under Dis Russion. He argues that the doctrine of justification by Grace cannot Lead to licentiousness because the justified believer is United to Christ by the baptism of the spirit and is therefore one with him in his death burial and resurrection. A so Many As had received this spiritual baptism were crucified dead and buried As to their former life and bad risen again to a new life of holiness just As Christ died was buried and Rose again to a new and More exalted state of existence. The same general remarks will apply to colossians ii 10�?12. A and be Are Complete in my who is the head of All principality and Power. In whom also be Are circa poised with the circumcision made without hands in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ. Buried with my in baptism where a also be Are risen again through the Faith of the operation of god who hath raised him from the dead.�?�. Here again the apostle describes the properties of a saving Union with Christ by which believers Are made one with him in his circumcision death burial and resurrection. They Are thus a Complete in the circumcision received by the colossians was spiritual for it was a made without hands a and consisted in a putting off the body of the sins of the of course then the baptism mentioned is spiritual. It is attended by a resurrection to a life of Faith. Says the apostle a a te7iemr�,�?� that is in this baptism a Eye Are risen again through the Faith of the operation of can this possibly apply to an external ordinance ? Simon magus was duly baptized with water. And did he therefore Rise to a new and holy life a a through the Faith of the operation of god a Here again we see that the Baptist interpretation of the phrase a buried in baptism a leads inevitably to baptismal regeneration a doctrine already avowed by a Large class of Immer zionists but daily contradicted by the ungodly lives of thousands who have submitted to the external ordinance. A allusions to baptism by effusion. In 1. John v 8, we read thus a a there Are three that Bear witness on Earth the spirit and the water and the blood and these three agree in the holy ghost the sanctified the water of baptism and the blood of Christ symbolized by the sacramental cup Are Here intended by the sacred writer. The spirit is poured out the blood of Christ was shed and to Complete the agreement the water of baptism must be poured or shed upon the subject. In Titus Iii 5, 6, st. Paul says a a according to his mercy he saved us by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the holy ghost which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our the phrase a washing of regeneration a though it signifies the new birth contains an allusion to the water of baptism As its external Symbol. And this a washing a let it be observed is shed in the greek exec teen poured out on us thus showing that baptism by effusion Quot was it Practised in the apostles Days. Ait was foretold of Christ that he should a a Sprinkle Many Nations.�?Isa. Iii 15. This though relating to the purifying Efficacy of the blood and of the spirit of Christ like Many other passages comprehends the sign with the thing signified. It was literally fulfilled Whan Christ commanded his disciples to baptize a a All Heb. X 22�?g let us draw near with a True heart in full Assurance of Faith having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure Here the apostle Speaks first of the purification of the heart and conscience by the holy spirit and secondly of the sign corresponding therewith namely the external washing of baptismal water sprinkled on the body. Our Baptist Brethren say indeed that sprinkling is no washing. I answer neither is dipping a person with his clothes on a washing of his body in a literal sense of the word. If a Man puts his gloves on and then dips his hands in water is that a washing of his bands ? sprinkling we aver under both dispensations has held the chief place As a Symbol of purification and to say. That it is not cleansing is to contradict god himself who says a i will Sprinkle clean water upon Yon and be shall be clean.�?ezk. Xxxvi 25. It is placed by st. Paul among a a divers washings.�? Heb. In 10 and 13. And it is by the sprinkling of his blood that the redeemer has a a washed us from our but say the baptists when Paul Speaks of the body being. Washed he Means the whole body and so the whole person must be washed. Bat did the Saviour mean his whole body when he declared of the woman of Bethany that she had anointed his body for its burial she merely poured the ointment on his Xiv 3�?8. inkling for water reproved by Christ. A a what Good a asks the immersion st a a can a Little water do you a in reply i ask Kim Quot what Good can my Cox water do you ? nay what Good can a Small portion of bread and a sop of wine in the sacramental feast do a person ? the Quantity of the element used is just As important in the one ordinance As in the other. Let us guard against the error Peter once John Xiu 8�?10. When Jesus said to him a if i Wash thee not thou Hast no part with me a Peter like Many in our Day took up the idea that it was the external washing that was to do him Good and hence he thought the More water the better. He said a a lord not my feet Only but also my hands and my but Jesus reproved his carnal views saying a a he that is washed need eth not save to Wash his feet but is clean every ancient versions. Some Baptist authors present us with a formidable array of versions of the new testament which they claim As favourable to their opinions. But on examination it is found that of All the most ancient and valuable versions fifteen or Twenty in number there is not one that decides in favor of immersion. The old italic and vulgate made while the greek and latin were yet living languages instead of rendering baptize by Immerso to immerse simply Transfer the word a Plain proof that it was not understood As meaning to dip. Of the others while some Transfer the word others translate it by a word which signifies to Wash or cleanse and one the armenian by a term which Means to Bathe. And the method of bathing in Asiatic countries is not by immersion but by having water Poi red or dashed upon the body As All travellers ancient and Modem assure us. See descriptions of this Mode of bathing in homers Odyssey Lieut. Lynch a expedition and primers travels. L. N. D. 3?or the presbyterian Banner and advocate. Religion. Of letters to a Friend on the doctrines and duties of the Bible. Letter of. A another letter from the Side one. That i May win Christ and be found in Philip i 8, 9. A a my dear pastor a i will Endeavor once More to write a few lines. I think i can truly say it is Good for me that i have been afflicted. 0, How thankful i should be to god for sparing my life and not cutting me off while i was rejecting and rebelling against him now i think i can say from my heart the lord is my redeemer my strength and my righteousness. A a How Beautiful the plan of redemption when we had rained ourselves by sin and were entirely undone god so loved the world As to give his Only Begotten son that whosoever Beli Eveth in him should not per ish but have everlasting life. 0 lord i believe help my unbelief and May i Ever Praise thee for this plan of redemption a a you spoke to me about uniting with the Church. Yes i should like to unite with the people of god and show the world my determination to serve the lord if it will be convenient for you to have me do so and also if my health will permit. A please excuse these badly written lines. Wiite is often As is a the answer. My dear Friend a yours was read with much pleasure. No doubt a a it is Good for you that Yogi have been afflicted a and i am glad you Are Able to see it and Are even thankful for it. But what gives me Peculiar pleasure is that you a a can say from your heart that the lord is your redeemer your strength and your righteousness a and that Yon can see a a How Beautiful is the plan of redemption a yes it is Beautiful excellent glorious and we shall never see All its Beauty till we reach heaven and see Jesus As he is. What wonderful love was his what glories in his Elf Facter How excellent his work o for a thousand tongues to sing his Praise yes a a when we had ruined ourselves by sin a he took our place and died for is he shed his blood that we might be forgiven and saved. And now we have Only just to receive him and be saved just to believe and have eternal life. O what love let god be praised that you can now say a a 0 lord i believe help my unbelief a a _ that your Faith May he increased think much of Christ let your mind dwell on him his person his character his offices his work his wonderful love. Peace and Joy Are not to be drawn up out of our own hearts they must Home Down from heaven they must flow into our hearts from Christ Jesus. And if we know him if we think of him and Trust in him that will afford is pleas ure and give us peace so let your mind dwell on Christ and by and by you shall go to be forever with him. Consider him As in Heb. Iii 1. No doubt it is your privilege to a a unite with the Quot people of Yea you Are one of them now As a child of the covenant and As i Hope also renewed by the holy ghost. Hence i suppose All that is need Ful is an examination by the session As to your a knowledge and piety a and an announcement to the congregation that the examination being satisfactory you Are admitted to the lords for worship Chapt. In. But the practice Here is different a Public profession and Cove Nant being required which i think is unnecessary in the Case of those baptized in infancy As they Are already members of the of gov., Chap. Ii., Sec. 4 and Diree. For worship Chap. Ix., Sec. 1. Still i Hope the Way May soon be open for you to a unite with the Church a or rather. A a to be admitted to sealing ordinances a a to the lords table. I need rest and May he absent next Sabbath. Whether you a unite with the Church or not or Are admitted to the lords table or not continue through the spirit to wait for the Hope of righteousness by . V 1�?5. Make no apologies for your writing but write often. I have been unable to write to you lately As 1 wished. I Hope it May soon be convenient for me to do so oftener and More regularly. Read is. Xii Xiii Bor the presbyterian Banner and advocate. Revival at Bethel a. Rev. Or. My Kinney Damp a brother i have been greatly interest in Reading in the Banner and advocate for gome weeks past notices of the out Poji ring of gods spirit on the churches eastward Westward and southward such intelligence to the child of god is always cheering and soul comforting. It is like rain Jon the parched ground after a Long and painful drought. Not Long since you. Remarked that you understood that god was reviving his to k in the churches of Pigeon Creek and Bethel and expressed a Hope that Lyou would soon hear from these respective churches. In View then of that expressed desire and with the Earnest Hope and pm Fryer that anything god has done for us niayh0 the Means of waking up the people of pkg gtd else where to the great work of self prayer i will proceed to a intent of what a Rod has recently done m the midst of is it is now nearly Twenty five years since 1j was called to preach the 0 gospel in this portion of Zion and during that time we Lave had several seasons of great interest and Sweet refreshing. Inl834 35, when aided by Rev. Or. Druitte the lord appeared in Power and thirty Jgwo persons were added to the communion Impf the Church. Afterwards in the win frs of 1840 41, when assisted by that greens Man of god Rev. Or. My Kinley who been called to is Reward for our deliverance and of verily he is a god bal and upon several Ocea Sij had tokens of his prese a number United Hemsel of god. But never he i to see a work of Gradei solemn and silent and and Xvi. Yours in much affection. Speedily experience and in a glorious manner the reviving Power of gods spirit. Yours truly g. M. Is not Long since in lord appeared used is to feel Learetha s since we have a when a goodly with the people been permitted extensive so bracing so Many e which we have communion on ii we received Munion of the rom above sixty be. Of this num the sacramental connexion both was a Day Long the we doubt not a a lord let now be for our eyes of the number Lales and Twenty it of the former Boqi we Hope will Cross out of one four Brothers and three interesting were others who fives to the lord in iut were hindered Are serious and in there is an everything beneath the Sun there comes a last Day and of All futurity this is the Only portion of time that can in All cases be infallibly pre dilated. Let the sanguine then take warning and the disheartened take2 courage for to every Joy and to every sorrow to every Hope and to every fear there will come a last Day and the Man ought so to live by foresight that while he learns in every state to be Content he shall in each be prepared for another whate ver the other Young men As that throw recently passed. At of the 2d Sabbath of this on examination to the Church seventy person a years of age Down to to Ber eight were Baltizar Sabbath receiving m seals of the covenant to be remembered and Felt like Good old Simel thy servants depart m have seen thy salvation received forty two were a eight females a Large Young men Home of yet become heralds of Thi family were five Mem a sister. Out of Auto Young Brothers would have joined the an everlasting covenant by sickness. Others a Quiring. It May be asked a ogled this work commence and in what Affias it conducted ?. We reply in reference to the first that a can hardly Tell the following things Are kno a to be True 1. A number of gods people for months previous were deeply distressed for the Low state of religion amongst us and unknown to others were wrestling in secret prayer to god that our Long night of religious decline might come to an end that the lord would return and have mercy once More upon his desolate heritage. Some again had begun to inquire with themselves How have we been serving Christ ? and if called suddenly away Are we ready for our final account these thoughts came with overwhelming Power on their hearts and drove sleep from their Eye lids and produced searching inquiry for the evidences of Grace. And just after the meeting of presbytery in january the pastor was called in the Providence of god to labor a few Days in the Church of Pigeon Creek where the spirit of god was powerfully present converting old and Young. On his return he made a statement of what god was doing in the sister Church. This seemed to bring tears to Many eyes and Call Forth the cry a awake awake 0 Arm of the lord put on strength As in ancient Days a the fearful inquiry was excited in Many hearts shall we be passed by under this state of things ? the session agreed unanimously that we would have religious services for a few Days without determining How Long. After the services commenced a Day of fasting humiliation and prayer was appointed and we believe Well kept. It was soon apparent that the spirit of god was powerfully present in his Awakening influence. Many More melted to tears and some under very great distress. At the end of the first week the Snow disappeared the roads became bad and the nights very dark from the want of a Moonlight. But still the people came the attendance increased and the work spread. It could not be Given up. There was a hungering and thirsting for the bread and water of life. The meetings were continued night and Day for nearly two months. During the third week chiefly at night and the fourth week partly in Day time and partly at night. It required no Effort to get the people to the House of god. They could not stay away. As regards the Means used a they were Sueh As god has always blessed there was nothing unusual nor peculiarly Stiring. Plain practical preaching showing the sinner his guilt depravity and danger the Way of life through the lord Jesus Christ and regeneration through the mighty Power of gods spirit As Well As the duty of the sinner immediately to seek the lord while he might be found. These truths often heard came now with convincing Power and might. In connexion with this meetings for inquiry were held for All who desired instruction and the prayers of gods people. And glorious has been the result. god have All the glory. We were greatly indebted to the kind and Earnest labors for near two weeks of Rev. Messes. Braddock and Laverty and afterwards to Rev. Or. My Pherson. These Brethren have our sincere thanks and warm gratitude. Such dear brother is a sketch of what god Baa recently done for us and amongst us. What the fruits in the life shall be time will show. We Hope for the Best and know god will take care of his own. That there Shoi ild he some chaff with the wheat would Deither be strange nor uncommon. But it gives us pleasure to say that never did we As a session receive better evidence of a work of Grace than in most of those recently enrolled As the disciples of Christ. And on prayer is that every1 Church May from our London correspondent. Alleged rejection of Ike Clarendon Dallas treaty Sermon by or. Spurgeon his illness his far Abler female education in India who is to be successor to doctor Harris or Davidson and the charges against him Ultra Montanini in ire land the Fope snubs the priests romanism and protestantism m France Colliery explosion a the morals of the mining population failure a of d israeli and Gladstone m the House of com Mons professor loners new work the waste of life in the late War the Victoria Cross and daring Valorz the persian dispute a the Peers and the China troubles annual meeting of Young mens association report from Ike Deputy to America. London february 27 j857 pronouncing any opinion on the Jafetejns-., 1avblv-t�reieotion.iibv Init de states Ese Imti of the proposed treaty agreed upon Between or. Dallas and the British government is much to be , of to shill Lvi cd fun thu a ii Vul ties and complications. International peace Between England and America on a solid and permanent basis is essential to the Prosperity of Trade and Commerce As Well As to the higher objects of the Advance of civilization and the spread of the gospel throughout the world. Let is Hope that Ere Long All causes of difference will he permanently removed. The Persia took out lord Napier our new ambassador and diplomatic Intercourse after a painful interval being now resumed and a new president coming into office we Trust that by Mutual moderation and Good feeling the Central american question May be speedily and definitely arranged. I have lately bad a fresh Opportunity of hearing or. Spurgeon preach in my own Church. The pen and Ink sketch which i gave your readers some time since of his manner and matter i still adhere to As a faithful and impartial portrait. I find it has been copied into on messenger and has been read with interest and approval by Many including some of or. Spurgeon a stated hearers and members. With on presbyterian people he is Likely to be a great favorite As he stands up so unflinchingly for the old doctrines of Grace and at the same time with a freeness and Fervour worthy of an Ebenezer Erskine proclaims a free salvation. I think i have never heard the doctrine of election stated so decidedly and yet preached. In such a Way As not to Fetter in the least the pressing Home on the sinner his personal responsibility and the guilt of unbelief. The Rev. Robert my Donald an admirable free Chireh minister and the Friend of Mccheyne was present at the Sermon and expressed to Hie his warm approval. A his text on. The occasion referred to was psalm Chi 8. A nevertheless he saved theml Bor Hii iffinfe�?Ti1 the a divisions were simple the illustration was Clear and the application powerful. There were some Odd things said and smiles were elicited but they speedily gave Way either to tears or to grave deep and solemn feeling. Indeed All is natural about him and those bold personifications also for which a virulent critic in the daily news censured him As being marked by profanity and irreverence Are by no Means thus chargeable. His flexibility of style and manner also his Fine ringing voice his unstudied yet just modulation his expressive action and the weighty words Umoh flow from the lips of one so Young All give vivid interest to his sermons to most person s. I am sorry to say that Many of our London dissenting ministers done to like my that they keep aloof from him misquote him or extract in conversation any thing outre from his sermons and few or none will go to hear him for themselves. His faults Are being toned Down. I sometimes fear he will also bring Down his health and strength prematurely by Over exertion. Think of him preaching to six thousand persons twice on the lords Day presiding on monday evening Over a prayer meeting and giving an address to one thousand five Hundred persons assembled dealing with candidates for Church members kept in perpetual excitement by letters interviews and even by shaking of hands. For this last i assure you is a serious business to get through. He is seized upon at the foot of the pulpit stairs in the vestry and by the crowd that lines his path to tue Carriage at the Hureh door that takes him Home then add to All this sermons two per Day for four or five Days every week often at a great distance from London and you can Well conceive what a a Wear and tear a he must suffer. An attack of bronchitis recently has weakened him in the . Spurge Ojik a Rev. Or Spurgeon before commencing is Serin on in the Surrey music Hall yesterday stated that his medical attendant had urged him not to leave Home in consequence of is indisposition but finding my determined to preach even Only for a Short time advised my if he valued is own life to close his Sermon if even abruptly As soon As he found his physical Powers fail him for if he did not the probability was that he would never be Able to preach again. It was painfully observable during is remarks that his voice frequently became harsh and rugged and that he was suffering much from physical exhaustion. He succeeded however in getting through the task he had assigned himself and then was led Down the pulpit Steps in a state of utter prostration. A a spare thyself a is a caution often needed by Young ministers although it is better a a to Wear out than rust i enclose a specimen of a a a parable a As he called it delivered by him in the course of the Sermon i have referred to. He ushered it in by referring to his crities and a a enemies a who objected to this style and skid a now i am going to be the Force of it cannot be fully realized in Reading. It was very impressive in the delivery and in the a acting a so to speak of the characters Justice Merey conscience and satan. Best of All it brought out beautifully the True and Only Way of a sinners salvation. The Rev. Or. Fordyce agent for the female society of the free Church of Scotland for promoting the Christian education of females in India is at present in London addressing assemblies of ladies in our various congregations with the View of obtaining their Active co operation. The need is urgent and the fact of female ignorance in India most painful. A lady of my acquaintance who has recently returned from Bengal brought with her an ayah or native nurse for her infant. She is a Mohammedan and totally unable to read. When one looks at this woman As i have done and thinks How May Mil hons of her Sisters in the East and in a country under the Sway of Christian England a a As Desti tute of Light As she is and As incapable of Reading god blessed word the heart bleeds Over the degradation of woman by Teavon of heathenism. There Are now female schools in each of the three presidencies unde the free Church society. Its expenditure last year amounted to about �1.800. At the disruption the a a orphanage a at Calcutta parsed Over into the hands of the establishment party As Well As a Church institution rooms and Library All these except the orphan a age. Have been replaced. Or. Duff during his last visit to this a country obtained �12, 000 for the male institution a residence for male converts or Fordyce earnestly urges the providing of an orphanage also his Quot .1�?rp�. ,.-ars. I of a a a i j --i�., j before a very la a missionary conference at Calcutta and stamped by their Nam Mous approval let our great missionary societies and boards in Britain and America be earnestly urged to take this department up and not leave it As some of them do to merely occasional supplies. If they have no associated ladies society bearing this As their Peculiar Hurden clearly the general society ought to give Aid to a missions to essential one of the missionaries at each station taking the superintendence of it. If there be such societies As in the established and free churches of Scotland it should be made part of one missionary a duty at each presidency to Aid the ladies sent out and report or if such a society has a missionary As its own agent he should he associated As closely As possible with the general Mission of is own Church thus this cause might assert its rightful place not Only in India but also in Exeter and Assembly Halls where it has hitherto been kept nearly As much in she Shade As woman herself in her Oto Zenana i am thus particular in referring to the subject of female education in India in the Earnest Hope that it May quicken the Zeal and cause practical expression to be Given to the sym Patmos of Christian ladies in the United states. A the congregationalists have found Diflo culty in obtaining a successor to or. Harris As president of new College London. The Rey. J. Stoughton the minister a of a Large West end congregation an accomplished writer and a sound divine has declined to be nominated. I believe the truth is that he could not afford to accept the situation the salary being �400, with a House whereas with a very Large family that sum would be quite insufficient and is far exceeded by his present income. It is said that the appointment will be offered to or. Lyndsay Alexander of Edinburgh. He is More of a scholar and literary Man than Stoughton was a distinguished student at the London University is Well read in German literature and at the same time i believe sound in his doctrine. He is at present abroad on account of his health. His contributions to the British quarterly a Are frequent and valuable. A sub committee Appi a d. Dared in favor of their soundness. So says a paragraph in the Patriot but it affords no. Information As the grounds of their conclusions. It remains to be seen what or. D. Will say on the subject of pointed to examine the opinions of or. Davidson Hab de by orthodox and evangelical divines i More than doubt and is notes and additions to Hartwell Horne disclaimed by the latter As Well As the other editor or. Tregelles seem to confirm. The Lancashire College subcommittee Alc my for an explanation by alluding in their report to his promised pamphlet. Us Tramontanis in Ireland is now dominant As far As or. Cullen can make it so. The priests of a certain diocese not Long since elected As a candidate a a the most worthy one of their number. The Pope has refused their favorite and appointed another doubtless one suggested by or. Cullen the Popes Legate. There is an outcry about this among their references still the Legate keeps he is resolved to make them a Little less fiery and vulgar a Little More acceptable to a the British government by non interference with tenant right and other forms of political agitations and altogether to make Ireland a a a fief of the Popes Dominion to Popery in France it is rather quiescent just now save in its usual mischievous superstition and false teachings. It was the fashion a few years ago to cry up miracles including bleeding and winking pictures and the apparition of the Virgin at la Saletta. Now the French universe the Organ of the jesuits hints that no More miracles Are desirable for the present. The inquisition it says is most serviceable in finding out imposture and it warmly commends its vigilance. It is pleasing to Bear that the Paris Bible society has been Able to reduce the Price of the protestant version of the scriptures to a lower Price two francs than that of the Romish version by de Saei which last continues to be sold at three francs. Hitherto the Price of the protestant version was five francs. Bible go Portage is doing a great work in France. There is an important protestant movement in the department of the Aisne at the town of Monneau. Grows of people come Many from a distance to hear the pure preaching of the word and the roman cop one cure for supposed neglect and the poor priest took it so much to heart that he took ill and died but his successor has not been More fortunate As Twenty of his parishioners have abandoned him in a few weeks and Many More Are about to follow their example. We have had some fearful accidents one was the loss of one Hundred and eighty lives by a Colliery explosion in Yorkshire. Up to the moment of the explosion no fire Damp was apparent and All seemed Safe. The misery of wives children and surviving friends gathering to the scene is described As heart rending. The mining population i fear is very depraved. I have seen specimens of them and their habits at Dudley in Gloucestershire and of the ignorance and sensuality which Mark their character. God has a people amongst them and not the least effective instrumentality has been that of Wesleyan methodism. But we want Many men full of Fervour and Power to pervade the land. We need Many successors to George Whitfield who numbered among his converts the Colliers of Kingswood Down whose Black faces a a gutters were made As his biography tells us by Floodb of penitential team. A the attempt made to upset lord pal Merston a Cabinet has failed. Or. Do israeli and or. Gladstone Madea grand attack on the financial budget for the year arguing that while the income tax was partially taken off now the scale of general expenditure was so much increased and so unnecessarily so that by .1860, we could not afford to abandon the remainder of the tax and Faith would not be kept according to Promise with the nation. The ministry have been sustained by a majority of eighty. The Cabinet seems secure for the session. It seems very desirable that the expenditure for the year should be Well ventilated and reduced if possible but to try to upset a ministry on the probabilities of 1860, and on data which a were very doubtful was a nothing better than a Mere party manoeuvre got up skilfully and by a coalition too. By the a a outs Gamst the a a ins. Quot who shall venture to predict what expenditure May be required by 1860? statesmen after War talk As if it were never to break out again but in the present state of the world who shall anticipate permanent peace or the gliding in upon us without a tempest of millennial rest to presbyterian literature a valuable addition has been made by professor Lorimer of on English College. Last August when in Edinburgh i found him diligently examining. Folios and authorities in the advocates Library. He had also made explorations in Germany and elsewhere and he has now published a most valuable life of a great Scotchman and a Noble Martyr Patrick Hamilton. I Hope it will be re published in America. While gradually getting rid of War expenditure the losses incurred in the waste of human life have just been brought out strongly before the nation. The mismanagement As to food shelter and writhing told fearfully on the army in the Crimea. Out of 10,000 men Only 1,200 were Cut off by epidemics the rest perished by disease which was capable of mitigation if not of prevention. The total British troops sent to the East was 82,901. Of these 18,927 were killed or died but those that a a died were far More numerous than either killed or wounded. The killed were 2,598, and 11,361 were wounded. Of the latter Only 1,848 died. Thus More than 10,000 perished Independent of the losses inflicted by the enemy but add to this the startling number of ineffective or invalided. These were no less than 11,374. So that in round numbers ouf of 80,000 men we lost 30,000 during a War of eighteen months Only twelve of which were passed in the presence of the enemy i this is a sad revelation. Turning from a subject so painful it is very interesting to read the accounts just published of rewards to valor. The order of the Victoria Cross was expressly instituted for this purpose and has been bestowed for extraordinary courage shown in the presence of their foes by officers arid men in the army Navy and marines. It stirs the blood to read of live shells with the fuses burning seized and put out of harm s Way by being cast overboard or Over the parapet of the Magazine of Brave officers setting an example to. The men of plying the pick axe and Spade amid a storm of shot in the trenches of privates carrying their wounded officers away on their backs after saving their lives from the murderous russians on the Field of Inkermann and Many deeds of a similar nature. Certainly the British Soldier has not degenerated in courage. If a Well led Anglo Saxon warriors Are As sure of Victory As were your fathers and ours whose Cross bows made Cressy so famous and who at Agincourt a sheathed their swords for Lack of the policy of the military authorities is to keep the army not numerous but compact and Well trained and to have the germ of a land transport corps always ready to be developed. With regard to the persian War i Trust it May be said to be virtually at an end. The Nord russian Organ declares it to be so. The times Paris correspondent thinks a settlement almost certain the islands of Barrack and Orenz to be Given up to the English the latter to evacuate Busmire and the persians Herat. Meantime Russia has made a treaty with Persia acquiring fresh territory toward India. A fresh attack on the ministry has been made in the lords headed by lord Derby backed by lord Grey a Liberal in reference to the War at Canton. On a division last night,.the ministers had a majority of thirty six. I was present during part of the evening and shall probably give you a sketch of the scene in. My next. In the commons at the same hour party strife was raging on the same subject. Lord John Russell went right against the ministry. The division will be taken to night the Issue is Uncertain even to members themselves. I was present at the annual meeting of the Young menus Christ an association this week at Exeter Hall lord Shaftsbury in the chair. A Noble work is being accomplished by this institution. It has a Central building where All the advantages of a club saving the serving of dinners. Can be enjoyed. First class libraries and news rooms Are provided with Leetrice room apartments for Bible classes amp a. Then there Are Branch associations All Oyer London. The example has been copied All Over the. Provinces As Well As in or. Gladstone who had visited tie a United states on deputation gave a most interesting account of the Young menus associations there referring to their great Extension and their eminent practical efficiency. He also described the spirituality that distinguished the societies in France and the affectionate sociality marking those in Germany and coupling these with the hallowed secularism of the americans in providing situations caring for the sick and dying and other matters he recommended these for imitation avoid much enthusiasm. The work is of god. Great spiritual results have been achieved in the conversion of Young men and the paving of Many More. From a life of sin and shame and from a death of horror. / j. W. J

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