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Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner and Advocate (Newspaper) - May 30, 1857, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaTerian amp advocate. A Rikkii banners Volt of Mon 36, i a plan Adiron airy vol xxx a Roi 31, one thing is needful one thing have i desired of the lord a a this one thing i do. Whole no. 344 Mckinney editor and office Gazette building fifth of feet above Smithfield Pittsburgh a. Philadelphia 111 South tenth Street below Chestnut in the week ending saturday May so 1857. By mail or at the office $1.50 per year f qty pm Ostia tits delivered in the City 1,75 a a f uhf ectus. Id Are the dead which die in the on in trios Isla resounding h to the Joyful lays a no a tidings Tipiere abounding owns Wail is turned to Praise. A Joy in the commission on a Lotoya swings Sho flies to Earth the heavenly Mission sad the righteous when he Tive exile hears the Story persecution a a galling Chain a Wreath of glory t As a Diode. Expands with loves emotion Faith do realize Quot a May be a troubled Ocean d the righteous when to heavens revelation from the courts on High voice of inspiration d the Christian when he e spirit is repeating str the scares his soul shall Rise dentil his Bliss completing d to Christian when he e part Banner Anil advocate. Naut baptism no. 2. Or evidence that infant baptism a unknown in the primitive Ages of he we refer to the or irony of Tertullian. Remarkable Man born fifty years j a Post Olio age was first a Heathen d where he embraced christianity appear though As a writer he d chiefly in the beginning of the Tury. He held and taught the a hat baptism cleanses from the guilt t offences but that bins committed ism Are nest to an pardonable his own doctrine to its practical e pleaded for the delay of baptism Ose of life or at least till the Crit of of temptation had passed in at by a single operation the sins of e might All be washed away re a says he a a according to every edition and disposition and also the delaying of baptism is More especially in the Case of Little a he then specifies a Large class believers whom he would dissuade reaching the sacred foot. A for Ason a says he a unmarried per it to be kept off who Are Likely to to temptation As Well As those who ver married on account of their to ripeness As those in widowhood miss of their partner until they a Arry or Are confirmed in Coati a Iiri a vol. I up. 98,94. On Timony of Tertullian we have three he urges the delay of baptism in of infants and unmarried adults ice to delay affords the strongest evidence the baptism of infants As unmarried adults was the popular in his Day. For Why seek to e from a usage which had never ? _ d. The baptists Are not Correct in at he denied infant baptism. He More against the baptism of infants inst that of unmarried adults. He ave both the one and the other in Case of sickness and danger of rile did not say that the standing of the Church in regard to infants or was , or that it was of re Gin Novelty this it would unknown to the have suited his could say it but to say if he d not. On the contrary he adv Lay in the eases specified because a Ned that thereby the parties would a Ess guilt during the period inter tween their baptism and death More sure of salvation. This was those Odd notions for which that As remarkable. _ if the baptists will infer from be Given by Tertullian that infant a was unknown in the apostolic age st also infer that the baptism of a adults was equally unknown at the Rod. Testimony of Iren Aetis. Hding to a still earlier period we Irenaeus Bishop of Lyons who bout sixty seven years after the he tells us How eagerly he Liso the instructions of Polycarp the of st. John. A i remember a says a discourse concerning the Conversa had with John the apostle and to had seen the lord How he re their discourses and what he Beard to were Eye witnesses of the Worde to it of our lord and of his Mira a this item aus in his 11-t heresy writes thus a the i i a a a Quot. To save All persons by himself a Wini by him Are regenerated unto a a Quot Sci if in. Deum infants and , my children and youths and . Ii., e. 39. Phrase 11 regenerated unto god a a the ancient fathers to signify baptism in conformity to their no of. A Riata a meaning when he said it a Man be born of water a amp of. Now what Irenaeus meant by the for he has told us himself. A Christ be a a committing to his disciples the of regenerating unto god said unto 1 go teach All nations baptizing &e.�?lib. Ill e. 19. Justin also speaking of the reception of Tes into the Hureh says a a they pne rated Anuglen Wontai in the same regeneration in which we were red lor they Are washed with water anic 4 f the father and of the son he holy to deny it. In what Light then Are we to regard that bold and confident assertion with which to Are so often greeted that infant baptism is an innovation of Popery unknown inv he primitive Ages ? is it not evidently an unfounded calumny supported alone by prejudice and bigotry but contradicted by the whole Tenor of ecclesiastical history ? Here is Irenaeus of Lyons who May be called a spiritual grandchild of the apostle John a Man who made eager inquiry and treasured up the conversations which the blessed Martyr Polycarp repeated from the apostles. He is a competent and disinterested witness to facts and his language proves that the baptism of infants was an established usage of the Hureh in his Days. Then the famous Origen with his line of Christian ancestors reaching Bank to the times of the apostles testifies again and again that infants were baptized according to the Rule of the Universal Church nay that the Church bad received a tradition or order from the apostles to baptize infants. In this testimony All the Early Christian writers unite and such a phenomenon As a Church or society of men denying the lawfulness of infant baptism is unheard of for More than a thousand years after Christ. Of a truth that Man must be fast bound in the Fetters of unconquerable prejudice who in View of All the facts in the Case will deny that the baptism off infants was practice from the times of the apostles. The apostles not baptists. Our opponents claim that the apostles preached and practice according to the principles of the baptists. But if so How came it to pass that almost immediately after their death a great sudden and Radical change in a matter of such vast importance took place throughout the whole Christian world How would so Complete a transition from the baptism of none but adult to that of infants be brought about in the space of a few years without the slightest opposition being heard of from any Quarter ? How was it that before the apostles were fairly cold in their Graves a revolution should he effected so silently that the Best informed men in after times were entirely ignorant of it ? did the Gates of hell so suddenly and universally prevail against the Church that not one of Timothy so a faithful men a was found to raise his protesting voice against the wide spread corruption ? Why was a it that not a single sect or Church or society remained to testify to the Ages following that the apostles were baptists ? an illustration. Let us suppose for a moment that the great body of the Baptist Church in the United states should in the course of fifty or a Hundred years become Ped baptists. Could so important a change in the body take place without a fierce and protracted struggle such As would be strongly marked in the Page of history ? and would not some fragments of that Large denomination be seen to cling with increased obstinacy to the old principles and remain to testify against the defection of their Brethren ? and then if some future historian should pretend that the Baptist Church had never changed that it had always and from the first practice infant baptism How easy it would be to Silenok the assertion by an Appeal to the records of the Sharp controversy which attended the change and to the Little surviving churches which remained faithful to the ancient discipline. Let us now apply the illustration to the ease in hand. From fifty to a Hundred years after the apostles we find infant baptism universally prevailing in the Church. No writer of that nor indeed of any subsequent age was aware that the lawfulness of the pro time had Ever been disputed or that any change in that respect had Ever taken place. A believed that the usage had been handed Down from the apostles themselves. The Best informed writers of that period bad never Beard of any one claiming to be a Christian who denied the lawfulness of infant baptism. Such Are the. Born Iii 7. The subject has a personal application to us All and it is Wise for us to give our serious attention to it and the better to understand what follows we will look again briefly by Way of review at the necessity of regeneration. Be must be born again must be Why ? Why is it necessary ? degeneration is shown to be necessary because we Are sinners. We Are fallen from original righteousness and the fall has brought us a a into an estate of sin and . Cat., ques. 17. Oar very natures Are depraved our understandings darkened our wills enslaved our mind and conscience 12�?16. We have no Delight in the service of god nor in his Law nor have we any fitness or preparation for his service. A till renewed we have nothing spiritually Good we May have amiable qualities and moral excellence but no spiritual goodness to Quot holiness. The doctrine of total depravity is hot that men Are As bad As they can be nor that All men Are alike a bad but that no Man in his natural and a renewed state has any True evangelical holiness All men Are by nature destitute of righteousness till renewed no Man has any spiritual goodness no holiness. Of course there is and can be no fitness for heaven without regeneration a for the carnal mind is enmity against god for it is not subject to the Law of god neither indeed can , Viii 6�?8. And there can be no Union with Christ without the new birth for it is the spirit s work to unite the soul to Christ by Faith in effectual a ailing or regeneration. A these considerations and others show the absolute necessity of regeneration. Be must be born Iii hymn 46. De apol. Lad ant. Y baptism not an innovation. -8 of do importance in the present Dis whether the primitive fathers used properly or improperly. It is not heir opinions that we Are now con i but with their testimony to a Mailer it. That Irenaeus used the phrase generated unto god a to signify water a is so Clear and incontestable that facts in the ease and now let me ask is there even a possibility that the apostles could have preached and taught in accordance with Baptist principles ? of All incredible things in the world that is a the most incredible. A i pressed with the weight of this argument our opponent reply that the scriptures Are the Only infallible guide in matters of religion. We cheerfully Grant it but would respectfully ask them in what Way Are we to arrive at the True meaning of the scriptures if we shut our eyes against All the Light obtained from historical reset Roh we shall find Many parts of the sacred volume utterly unintelligible. The history of the Christian Church while it enables us to Settle the authenticity add divine authority of scripture at the Bame time Sheds abundant Light on its meaning. Availing ourselves of this and other helps to interpretation we design in the next numbers to prove by the sacred oracles that infants were baptized by authority of the apostles a themselves. L. N. D. Bor the presbyterian Banner and advocate. Religion or letters to a Friend on the doctrines and. Duties of the Bible. Letter xxx a review. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth that we should be a Hind of first fruits of his r 18. My dear Friend a to return from my wanderings i have spoken of god his personality his character and his Lay. This Law i have be binding upon us All. But we have broken it and hence Are sinners. I have spoken of the nature and desert of sin and off our exposure to the Wrath and curse of god of account of sin. It has been shown that you my dear Friend Are a fallen being that your nature is corrupt and that As a Ratener you Are condemned by the Law of god. And what follows Why two things first the necessity of regeneration by the holy ghost and. Second the necessity of justification by Jesus Christ. The necessity of regeneration has already been considered. I design now to speak of its nature the agent in it the Means and the end or design. These Are the Points introduced by the words quoted from Jamed i 18, As explained in a former letter and it May be Well to consider them briefly 1�?10. Read Isa. I., and yours truly. For the presbyterian Banner and advocate. Pennsylvania colonization . The entire contributions from Pennsylvania for colonization purposes during the year ending january 1, 1857, were �10,067.37. A during the past year a Noble ship has been built for the use of the american colonization society at a Cost of about 842,000, toward which or. John Stevens of Talbot co., Maryland gave 836,000. The ship which bears the name of the daughter Mary Caroline Stevens of the generous donor has Large Iron water tanks a Library and All the conveniences needed for the Comfort of the colonists. Last january the ship sailed for the first time with three Hundred and fifty three emigrants the homeward voyage was made in thirty Days. Tomorrow the 15th inst., the Stevens starts again on her errand of mercy. About five Hundred applications have been made for passage but Only three Hundred can be accommodated. Perhaps some generous a citizen of Pennsylvania May be prompted to make a similar gift. About twelve thousand people of color have left our shores for Africa. More than half of them were emancipated for the purpose. In and around the Republic of Liberia native tribes numbering about two Hundred thousand souls have acknowledge the government thus opening an inviting Field for the civilization and evangelization of Naff the society Are a a bashing departs quite sub Ordi is a onary inst it chief objects a schools in if books tor oar a Fally. When thus a i Mui. That we May know something of what the Mey Naye Visneau supp cd Gnu us Yak Auu r -. Adidge Baptist writers will not venture Saviour Means a when he says up my st be Obj he Rose assisted nearly three thousand or. Duncan one of the Minisse Imit i jew Tive africans. The Republic of Liberia has been recognized by great Britain France Prussia Belgium and Brazil. During the past year treaties of Amity and Commerce have been ratified with the free hanseatic towns of Lubec Bremen and Hamburg. A two receptacles have been prepared and sent to Liberia for the use of emigrants. They Are named Tracy and Brewster the latter in Honor of a Liberal citizen of Pennsylvania. The Cost was 812,000. An Interior settlement has been established fifty Miles from Monrovia under most favourable circumstances. A materials have been shipped from Boston for the erection of the Liberia College edifice. The late president of the Republic of Liberia Hon. Joseph j. Roberts has accepted the presidency of the College. The institution will be located on the st. Paul s River about twelve Miles from Monrovia the edifice amp Awill Cost about Twenty thousand dollars. The. Recent difficulties at Cape Palmas Between the Maryland Colony and the natives have been happily adjusted and the Maryland Colony will be annexed to Liberia. A monthly line of steamers leaves London for Liberia and other portions of the coast. The Republic of Liberia stands As a Beacon Light on the shores of Africa. Cheered by gods Blessing upon our past efforts we confidently labor. Our motto shall Ever be a peace on Earth and Good will to May the Day speedily come when the Flag of the a a United states of Africa May float in every port tor the presbyterian Banner and advocate. American sunday school Union the anniversary of this important institution was held in Philadelphia on the evening of the 12th inst., in the capacious Hall of or. Jayne Ambrose White esq., in the chair. Earnest and appropriate addresses were delivered by the Rev. Or. Brantley Rev or. Jenkins Rev or. Breed and Abraham Martin esq., to which the Large and intelligent audience listened with marked attention. The opening and concluding religious exercises were conducted by the Rev. Or. Stork and the it. Rev. Bishop Eastburn. The. Abstract of the annual report was read by the Rev. A b. Westbrook Secretary of missions i from which the following facts Are gathered the receipts in the missionary department have been in donations 871,982.37 in.,legacies, 811,945.87, and a balance on hand from last year being specially designated by the donors 8769.43, making the total resources of the department for the year 884,697.67. This sum has been faithfully appropriated in accordance with the wishes of the donors. A Large corps of missionaries have been Bent Forth into Twenty six different states and territories who have established More than eighteen Hundred new schools gathered into them about eighty thousand children and secured for the instruction of these children Over thirteen thousand teacher so supplying poor and needy schools and children with books and other sunday school requisites. In addition to planting these new schools Thev have visited supplied with books and ,1 a Luoi. ,. \ 1__1 a a my j sunday schools containing More than one Hundred thousand children or making a total of sunday schools organised and aided of nearly five thousand. J. If we take into our Estip aate the result of the last six years we find that the society has erg med m that Tima through the direct labors of its missionaries More than twelve thousand new sunday schools containing about seventy eight thousand teachers and nearly five Hundred thou and Chil Dren. The missionary labors entirely distinct from the ment. Indeed the Latte Nate to the former. As a tuition. Tho society has to first. To open new Sun neighbourhoods and settled hits where they would hot otherwise be established a visiting and reviving old Sunda second to Supply them trying on the schools Suco begun. ,., ail donations a made society Are scrupulously applied to the objects designated by the donors. In to Case Are they applied to carry on the Punj plication a department of the society a operations. ,. The publishing department has distributed during the past year books &c., to the amount of should be remembered in this connexion that it is the policy of the society so to arrange the Price of books s to merely sus Tain and enlarge As occasion May require this Branch of its operations and not with a View of creating a Revenue tor the missionary department. The society now publish a Complete a Barj for sunday schools containing eight Hundred and forty one volumes and four selections from the general Library of one Hundred volumes each for $10 a five Dollar juvenile libraries a of seventy five volumes a each it child s Home Library fifty volumes. 50 three Village and family libraries Twenty four volumes 83 each and the child s Cabinet Library fifty volumes. 82.50. A ,. The sunday school journal and youth s Penny Gazette. Are published As formerly and in order to increase the usefulness of the latter and to bring it within the reach of All. The Price of subscription has been reduced to ten cents per annul where one Hundred copies Are taken. A a full report of the society a operations May be obtained gratuitously upon application at any of the our London correspondent. Further not be of tie Organ debate in the English Synod resignation of a minister m consequence a or. Buncy on religions to Baaij. And on st. Paul s life and labors an epic poem suggested agitation against Anonymous writing in newspapers lady fran bin and a new Polar expedition sir John of rankles piety the Denison cases Exchange of livings English feeling As to mormon so and the action of the Washington administration opening of the new parliament election of speaker Russia and France. London May 1, 1857. My last letter was chiefly occupied with the proceedings of the English presbyterian Synod at Newcastle. These proceedings especially in connexion with what is called a a the great Organ controversy a have excited considerable interest throughout the country and the times has inserted the resolutions debated in full to Ether with the result. Such notices on part of that journal Are unusual. I think that there will be sufficient interest in the minds of your readers to justify the insertion of the motions and results in the Banner and advocate. Castle took very High ground As to the absolute unlawfulness of instrumental Musie and contrasted Ite absence in the Puritan and presbyterian churches of the Oiden Lime with the Church of England s assumed Power to decree rites and ceremonies a As an essential characteristic of on system before the meeting of Synod a panic let was published and in curated gratuitously All Over the Church entitled a a hearts and Boicos the Only musical instruments of the1 new testament Church. The author is a the Rev. Alex. . Bannatyne Warenford Northumberland. He pursues his argument under six Heads Viz a scripture the subordinate standards presbyterian worship the ordination vow ecclesiastical history and common sense. It is written m a tone of intense earnestness and sincerity and not without ingenuity shools and Ond ability a a has done Little i believe amp the Rev. Fam. Chalmers proposed the following motion a a a dismiss the reference find that the use of instrumental music in Public worship though not a without precedent is not in accordance with the Ordinary practice of this Church and ought not to be introduced in any Case without the permission craved and obtained of the supreme court and enjoin presbyterians to take order accordingly. But with regard to the cases of st. Johns Warrington and st. Georges Liverpool inasmuch As instrumental Musie had been introduced into them by the Sanction express or implied of the presbytery of Lancashire and is agreeable to the feelings and wishes of said congregations while its prohibition would disturb their peace destroy their Prosperity and. Endanger their very existence the Synod instruct the presbytery of Lancashire to take no further action in regard to them and renew its injunctions Sto All presbyteries to take Steps As far As practicable to enc Urago and cultivate the harmonious exercise of vocal Rev. Or. Anderson of Morpeth seconded the motion Rev. Or. Duncan of Newcastle theh Rose to propose the following amendment the Synod having heard the statement of the reference and of the relative dissents agree to maintain the declaratory deliverance regarding the use of instrumental Musie in Publio worship As having fes Peot to All the congregations within its Bounds dismiss the dissents and complaints and enjoin the presbytery to take order that instruments shall forthwith cease in st. Georges Liverpool and st Johns a Rev. Or Bannatyne seconded the motion. The cleric Rev. George j. C. Duncan proposed the following motion which was seconded by col. Anderson sustain the reference find that the session of st. Georges ought to have received the presbytery a committee appointed to Confer with them and to have deferred to the presbytery a brotherly desire to reason and remonstrate with them on the use of an Organ in a Public worship and that they Are answerable for having failed so to do find that an Organ was used in st. Johns Warrington at the time when it was received into this Church and that an Organ was introduced into st. Georges Liverpool in 1853, with the consent and Sanction of the presbytery of Lancashire and the Synod declare that such use is not approved by this Church. But in consideration of the peculiarities and specialities of these cases which Render them exceptional and incapable of being hereafter precedents authorize the presbytery of Lancashire to forbear further proceedings in Hoe state for. Silencing the instruments now a in use in their congregations desire the presbytery and All other presbyteries of this Church carefully to of temper the finding of last Synod on the introduction of instruments in the Public worship of god and further to take notice that on no pretence such instruments be elsewhere sanctioned in the Public worship of god. Of the vote being taken on the two amendments the number stood As follows a for the clerks motion sixty seven for or. Duncan a thirty eight. Or Munro said he begged to protest and dissent against this vote. A on the vote on the motion of or. Chalmers and the clerks amendment the former was carried by a majority of four the numbers being fifty three against forty nine. A Rev. Or. Duncan said he begged to enter the protest and dissent of himself and All those who agreed with him against the vote and invited his supporters to meet him to Morrow morning in the vestry to consider what Steps they ought to take. To . Our ministers and elders Thich were already made up either on one Side or the other. The author attempts. As was done by or. Munro of Manchester. Last year to prove from scripture that instrumental music was identified with sacrifice under the old testament dispensation and that consequently now it Laa necessarily passed away with the typical and sacrificial ceremony. I question if this View be by a few. There remain therefore virtually two parties. 1st. Those who think the use of organs unconstitutional As Well As inexpedient uned Ify my and sensuous m their tendency. 2d. Those who to Ink that there is nothing unlawful m the use of organs and on Tho whole would prefer them when used As a Mpoto vocal Praise. This party believe that on the same principle of adaptation to eng ish tastes on which a hymn Book has been adopted an Organ would be beneficial and expedient. ,. There Are those also who resented the apparent or real contempt of synodical authority by the congregation at Liverpool and therefore were prepared to vote accordingly. But Thev satisfied themselves with voting for the clerk s motion which was More stringent and condemnatory than that which was carried by so Small a majority. But for the absence of several parties who had been obliged to leave for Home the clerk s motion would have been passed. The Ultra party if i May so speak entered a Strong dissent on the minutes against the motion that was carried. But at first some of them cont�mplate<1 abandoning the Church altogether. Only one minister however took a step somewhat Akin to this uncalled for step. As i behave a the Rev. Thomas Alexander minister at Chelsea. London. He is one of the younger Brethren ardent and impetuous and on the ground that the Constitution of the Church was changed he tendered his resignation of his offices in various commit tees of the Church on Friday last to the Synod. Had or. Alexander Eop suited his in to mate Friend of Edinburgh i believe he would have counselled Himi to remain at his Post in All the committees As his Christian Liberty is by no Means placed m jeopardy by any decision at which the Synod has arrived. I do not believe that the Organ question will permanently agitate the presbyterian cd Torch in England. I referred in my last to the presence of the Rev. T. Binney of London at Newcastle during the period of the synods meeting. He was in the House at the close of the debate on the organ1 question and expressed to me his satisfaction add admiration of the orderly Mode in which the debate had been conducted and in which the vote was taken. A certainly there is something very impressive and a solemn in the deliberate Way in which a court of Christ gives Forth Ite mind on and agitated and important question. A to As especially so in cases of highest interest when vital a questions. Are at stake such was the Case at the memorable Synod of Ulster Twenty seven years ago when arianism was unmasked As also at. Edinburgh where i heard the venerable Gordon As Moderator pronounce at two o clock in the morning in a crowded and silenced Assembly a solemn sentence of deposition on the Recreant Strat Bogie ministers who had disobeyed their Mother Church and surrendered her in and such last and most glorious of ally was the Case when in 1843, Welsh throwing Down the a a claim of eights a on the table in st. Andrewes Church left the lord commissioner and the Moderator in dismay and with Chalmers can dish Cunningham and hundreds1 More marched Down the Hill humbled before exaltation to the Canon Mills Hall there to constitute the first general Assembly of the free Chirch of Scotland. It a or. Binney in connexion with the ordination service of a dissenting minister at Newcastle gave utterance to sentiments of great weight As to the tendency to make preaching almost every thing to. The neglect of worship in a lecture delivered by him on a a the Lite and labors of the apostle Paul a he playfully suggested a topic for an epic poem the voyage of Paul to Italy the Shipwreck and Safe Landing of the first Christian missionary to Europe. Certainly the theme would not be unworthy of another Milton or Pollok. As to the War in China it seems to assume wider dimensions. The europeans on Board an English Steamer under the portuguese Flag had been murdered by the chinese passengers and Crew. The government contractors store House sat Hong Kong had been Burnt and seven Hundred barrels of flour destroyed. The chinese in Sarawak Borneo had risen on the 17th of february and massacred several europeans. Sir James Brooke saved his life by swimming across Creek. One of the Borneo company a steamers subsequently arrived at Sarawak and with the Aid of sir James at the head of a body of malays and yaks destroyed two thousand chinese. Thus the horrid1 passions of War Are raging m All their Malignity and it is not improbable that the conflagration will spread considerably before the expedition from England can arrive. It is Likely that our troops m Persia will be dispatched direct to Anton it is to be hoped that the United states commissioner to a China a although he Moy be instructed to avoid a formal Alliance with the european Powers May see cause without any conscientious difference to co operate with them. Whether the opium Trade will be put Down vis More than questionable but it is a great i crisis it in the jus tory of China and he who is the god of t Providence As Well As of Grace should be earnestly implored to overrule All for the glory of his name and the spread of his truth among the millions of China. The French pays has a a a communication from London m which it is said the expeditionary Force will amount to Twenty thousand men and that the English intend to capture and fortify the Island of Formosa. A curious agitation of a Small kind is now abroad the object of which is to Lead to. The overthrow of the Anonymous style of editorial article in the Public papers. The quite a vain Une a England. In pans each writer must sign his name to his article because Impenna despotism demands it. But Here and m America while in Many eases the a we which Speaks sex Cathedra is Well. Known to very Man readers and while Tratnik Titre it a a u weight to the remarks made yet it is desirable even in Apitz of abuses to preserve the present Mode of writing the times Oft times grossly abuses it but on the other hand where arguments Are put Forward the Public had belter weigh them on their own merits a distracted m their Reading off an article by reference to the individual writer. It would be Here regarded As a badge of slavery to be compelled to put the writers name to the article and that alone is sufficient to Render it unpopular and undesirable. A new Quaker m. P., or Pease complained the other Day that while the prime minister might be impeached for treason and Royalty itself had its constitutional limits when a they came to speak of the mythical we. Which crashed or elevated by every turn of the Fly wheel we knew not what reasonable Check there was upon it when it exceeded its legitimate again Quot when he saw the press beginning to make up the budget of the Chancellor of the exchequer attempting to make War or peace or disposed to Institute a system of theology for the world then be thought it would be Well for englishmen not to rest too securely not to rely too implicitly on every thing that was. Said by the . All this is evidently aimed at the times. By one of a a Defeated and. A on the whole a deservedly beaten party. The times has done grievous wrong to truth and to duty oftentimes but let it be remembered that it addresses a people who like its intellectual Power but do not necessarily believe m its dicta. I could give Many instances of its attempts to run Down Good men and Good causes where it has signally failed the Sabbath is still conserved from the desecration which the times advocated. Lord John Russel is still a Power in the state and the Hope of political reformers m spite of the a a thunderer a and so Good sense and the spread of education and religion and an educated National conscience checks and controls even the Oracle of printing House Square. Athis subject i admit incapable of plausible arguments on either Side. But it is somewhat ridiculous that the morning Star a which rants furiously favor of throwing. Off the Anonymous in writing preserves it in All its articles As do also the1 correspondents off the same Cobden journal who Are. Urging this change. I suspect that with. Such persons the mask which covers them is very like in its effects to the wigs and gowns which give popular dignity to our judges and barristers. And Iff withdrawn i suspect that most of these writers Smau men intellectually would feel much in the plight of the barristers at the four courts Dublin when the room containing their wigs and gowns was overflowed a Gay a Rise in the Liffey and when the witty Curran whose uni posing and diminutive appear ache was much helped by his official address stood up in the court of chancery As a very common place figure and began his address to the lord Chancellor in words announcing the presence to a a my lord a of a what remains of me a the news of the death of or. Kane was received with sincere sorrow in this country. Lady Franklin with a deathless Zeal Aud affection which Only a Rifo and a woman could cherish has ventured almost All her Means on a last expedition to search after sir John Franklin. It is still stoutly argued that some of his party or he himself May yet be alive among the Esqui Maux. The times while praising the at Dor of the a lady has always deprecated any fresh sex. Posture of human life. I believe it has a expressed the mind of the country at Large. It is a great Comfort to know that like Parry and Ross Franklin was and Earnest Christian. The following lately published gives a pleasing proof of this Quot. That sir John Franklin was Good As Well As great is conclusively proved by an extract read at a meeting in Lincoln to promote a Monument in his Honor from a letter addressed by him. To his sister in 1845�?one of Tho last it is believed Ever traced by his hand which had reached its destination a the appearance dress and manners of the Esqui Maux bespeak that care is taken of them by the government. Several of them can read the Bible with ease and i am told that when the families Are ail collected the children Are obliged to attend school daily. How delightful it is to know that the gospel is spreading far. And wide and wiil do so till its blessed truths Are Dis Seini rated through the Globe. Every ship in these Days ought to go Forth to strange lands bearing among its officers a missionary spirit and May god Grant such a spirit on Board this ship it is my desire to cultivate this feeling and i am encouraged to Hope the Twe have amongst us some who will Aid me in this duty. We have divine service twice on each sunday and i never witnessed a More attentive congregation than we have. May the seed sown fall upon Good Gro imd and bring Forth fruit abundantly to gods Honor and glory it is understood that the expedition will confine its explorations to a comparatively limited District and it is hoped that at least the wrecks and relics of the Erebus and terror will be discovered. Several eminent persons have come Forward to help j and Captain Mcclure is to command the discovery ship the times distinctly Wains the officers that Iff they return not no expedition will be sent on after them. It seems a very rash affair something like a tempting of Providence i the Ca e of Archdeacon Denison has assumed another phase and one favourable to him the archbishop of Canterbury had pronounced him guilty of heresy and condemned him to be deprived off his ecclesiastical appointments. Thereupon the Denison party appealed to another eco Esias Cal court Bioh a decides that because Tho a alleged offence was a a not comp Layfied off until two year after ate Alleger Oom miso a action is not tenable in Law and now last of All the ease is appealed to the Judi Oil committee off the privy Council if that tribunal decide on the Point of time in favor of the Archdeacon he. Remains in the Church a rampant and unpunished heretic to the scandal of the noblest and Best in the Hud. Could anything better illustrate not Only a a the glorious Nncy a Dainty of the Law a but also the miserable bondage in which the state Church is pm need ? ,. A i see in yesterdays times an advertise ment from a Clergyman proposing an Exchange of living to the following effect a a excellence of Horne and situation is offered in Exchange for larger income. There is a very Superior House Togo ther with the natural Beauty of the situation and excellent society off the neighbourhood it is under five Hundred a wide a a a a True proportion Are a the a net annual value a of this tempting Parish is �6450.the proposed action of the United states government against the mormons in the Salt Lake Region gives great satisfaction in this is surely not to be endured by a Christian nation like yours that a nest of robbers and adulterers with their murdering band of Yanites shall set All Law at Defiance. Far worse Are they than any pirates or Ordinary plunderers and the bondage and misery endured by the female victims whom they have led thither from this country must be terrible. Judge Drummonds report it As inserted at length in on papers clearly shows that foul murders have been perpetrated on the territorial Secretary and others and. It would give unmixed satisfaction to All lovers of Justice Here to know that governor Young if cognizant off the atrocities after being duly tried and convicted were brought to the scaffold surely even in this world punishment is reserved for a a such As the times Calls it a a a huge Den of vice and 1 the new parliament met yesterday for the election off a speaker in the place of or. Lefevre now created a peer. The Honor has been bestowed by a unanimous vote on or. Evelyn Denison whose qualifications Are highly spoken of. The real business of the session does not begin for another week. The Duchess of Gloucester aunt to the Queen and the last surviving daughter of George Iii., is dead. She was a lady of great amiability Aud profuse in her shanties. The grand Duke Constantine is in France. His reception at fans will be magnificent. The emperor of France is very anxious that no political significance should be attached to it. But the russians Are. Jubilant their partisans in the French. Court Are numerous and the Grant Obj it is to1 alienate France from the English Alliance. J. W facts it . Difficulty of attainment is commonly proportioned to excellency of object. _ your store of smiles and Mildest thoughts for Home give to the world Only those which a re to spare. Take person who tells you of the faults of others intends to Tell others of your faults. Have a care How you listen. If there were no enemy in the world nor Devil in hell we carry that within us that if let Loose will trouble us More than All the world beside. Christian More believers love god the More they love Oue another As the lines of a Circle the nearer they come to the Centre the nearer they come to each . The win a soul is your noblest prize and the greater number you win the greater and Richer will be that a a Crown Iff rejoicing which you will a Wear in the Day of the lord. Defective religion that never suffices to govern a Man will never suffice to save him that which does not sufficiently distinguish one from a wicked world will never distinguish him from a perishing . Knees and Beautiful words cannot make prayer but Earnest desires from a heart bowed by love inspired by gods holy spirit and thirsting for god the living god will do it anywhere or in any place at any . Gumming. A Loving heart. Give me a Loving heart to cheer me on my Way throw this dark world of sin and pain to one of endless Day. For nought can Calm the troubled breast or holier Balm impart to the life weary Pilgrim Here thin one True Loving heart Grace not toil would not enable you to sweep away a Mist but by ascending a Little you May often look Over it altogether. So it is with our moral improvement we wrestle fiercely with a vicious habit which would have no hold upon us if we ascend into a higher atmosphere. John Reeve was accosted in the Kensington Road by an elderly Man with a Small bottle of Gin in his hand a a Pray sir i beg your Pardon is this the Way to the poor House a John gave him a look of clerical dignity and pointing to the bottle very gravely said a a no sir but that is a a Lively Emblem of what cheerfulness strength and pleasure did the primitive christians reap from the Unity of their hearts in the Way and worship of god next to the Delight off immediate communion with god himself there is none like that which arises from the harmonious exercise of the graces of the saints in their Mutual duties and communion one with another. How Are their spirits delighted and refreshed by it what a Lively Emblem is there of heaven the courts of Annees afford no such

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