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Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner and Advocate (Newspaper) - November 28, 1857, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaIt w Awn Wiik a Warigi a i in re Frlj he a lib a Voi. Vlaj 10. 1 Pratt oct vol xxx so. 5 one thing is needful a Quot one thing have i desired of the lord Quot Quot this one thing i do a whole no. 370 David Ockimey editor and office Gazette building fifth Street above Smithfield Pittsburgh a. Philadelphia 111 South tenth Street below Chestnut the week ending saturday november 28, 1857. By mail or at the office 11.50 per tear ave delivered in the City 1.75 a a a a Jabek ee0spectu8. Grip al lines t Iledia Atel to Alt not a Friend. T is pleasant to think of the friends that to Lovo though far Frota our vision they often remove. Yet though we be severed we think of them yet and their counsels and Converse we cannot forget. One dear Christian Friend whom i pc met in my Way my thoughts Oft revert to though now far away his head is now Silver a with age yet he strives to labor in Zion As Long As he live. Should these simple lines meet my Honor a friends eyes a mid the scenes of his labors he �?T11 soon recognize one who has Oft listened with tear moisten d Eye to his kind admonitions when sorrow was nigh. Yes my time Honor a Friend have we not found it Sweet to mingle together at Jesus feet our cares and our sorrows and freely make known our wants in petitions before mercy a throne when sad disappointment my pathway has crossed and my poor fainting heart with temptation was tossed a when sorrow and sadness my spirits bore Down. Thou Hast taught me to look from the Cross to the Crown. Thy counsels were blessed to enlighten my Road. And a end me to rest More securely on god thy Calm soothing to nes have my sorrows subdued assured that All things would still work for my Good. We May yet meet again and our Friendship renew which i never can doubt is enduring and True but what if to meet be not Here to us Given we shall meet and find sweeter reunion in he avs. Nickelsville october 1857. Mary. For the presbyterian Danner Anil advocate. Taking a Man on leather. The following anecdote is related in connection with the key. B. T. Lacy of Virginiaa or. Was one Day Riding in a stage coach with a Man who seemed utterly averse to conversation. Every conceivable Means was adopted to interest and draw out the taciturn stage traveler but All in vain. At last the Man evidently observing the aim of his companion spoke out with some abruptness a a taste me on leather and then i can talk with you Quot or. L., happening to be posted up to some extent on the subject suggested complied with the request and the result was an interesting conversation Between the minister and the Tauner. This anecdote suggests a few thoughts on the judicious adaptation by ministers of their Ordinary conversation to the tastes and capacities of their fellow men. That ministers should confine their attention exclusively to studies of a theological character none will attempt to maintain and few if any would limit even the pastor in his common Intercourse with his people to subjects of a strictly religious nature. There Are occasions when pastoral conversation should be religious and religious alone but in the Ordinary mingling of minister and people religion need not and should not he the sole Topie of conversation. Even the truly pious wish to see their pastor in his character As a Man and a sympathizing Friend As Well As in that of an official minister of the Sanctuary. And besides it is important for their encouragement that they see in their pastor an exemplification of the truth that religion is a practical matter and that the common duties of life May be discharged and its rational pleasures enjoyed in entire compatibility with the obligation of religion and the abounding of Christian communion. With respect to the unconverted of any charge the finister who addresses these on religious subjects alone will soon find his opportunities for so doing to diminish in proportion As the persons sought after can be successful in avoiding an interview. The impenitent cannot be expected to desire nor even Long to tolerate conversations exclusively devoted to subjects which Are not Only Uzep genial with their feelings but to which they entertain a deep rooted antipathy. Taking for granted the propriety of a minister As a member of society consulting within appropriate limits the secular tastes of his fellow men let us glance at some of the beneficial results of such a course. Tie minister being a truly intelligent and Well informed Man wins thus the respect of the Man of the world. How common Are such expressions As these a a he preaches Fine sermons but he lacks common a a he is a Man of great learning but to knows nothing of the a the is a Mere child in matters of every Day life All who mingle much with Mankind Are familiar with expressions of this character. And it is evident that in proportion As these gain currency us applicable to any particular minister in that proportion does the minister lose Tho respect of the people and especially of the unconverted portion. It is equally Clear that when a minister Able in the scripture in conduct and kind in spirit shows by his daily Intercourse that he is also Well informed on matters of business and social interest that be practical views of things that he can feel As a Man As Well As a preacher and that without any Compromise of True ministerial dignity he can mingle socially among men he will to a greater or less extent be dec scarily be respected. This respect Felt for the minister will soon grow into the with the blood of his own sainted ancestry take even this scotch bred and scotch taught youth Aud place him for a time under the influence of a Jesuit adorned by diversified attainments ease of manners smoothness and plausibility of speech and withal a protean adapted Ness to circumstances however varying and though a Complete Victory May not be gained we May yet Well wonder if Seo Teh prejudices do not at least yield to something Akin to sympathy for a system which he comes to regard As Little understood and grossly misrepresented by the protestant world. It the reason Why so Many protestant girls return from a Cubit schools proselytes to the Faith of the papal anti ghost is hence obvious. Priests Aud female teachers first ingratiate themselves with their pupils and win their respect and Friendship and this accomplished the transition step is hut Short Aud easy to the. Espousal of their religious sentiments. The same disposition which favors the inculcation of error May be turned to advantage in the cause of truth. By gaming the esteem and affectionate regard of our fellow men we May exert a material influence Over them for Good. Those who love us will be Likely at least to respect our religious sentiments. Loving us and respecting the sentiments we espouse they Are Likely to be our frequent bearers and they a will hear attentively and perhaps with deep interest. With an ear attentive to every word and a heart favourably disposed the Arrow of truth directed by the spirit of god is. Likely to find the desired Mark and conviction of sin a and crying for mercy and embracing Christ As a Saviour need not be regarded As strange results. Besides by gaining their attachment the minister obtains an influence m private Over unconverted men which others could not possibly exert. The. Sinner would be offended with rebuke warnings and advice coming from a minister who had never previously won a his Friendly regard whilst he might be tenderly affected arrested m his downward career fixed in his resolutions to seek Sal Val Ion and ultimately led to Christ by the same admonitions Given by one whom he respects and loves. But the Benefit of Sueh an adapted Ness to mens habits of thought As has been alluded to is not limited to the person with whom the minister converses the latter is him self a gainer. 1 leaving out of View the social pleasure he enjoys and the Friendly interest he excites the minister becomes better qualified for the discharge of his duties in the pulpit his preaching is Likely to be More intelligible and forcible Aud consequently More interesting and useful As a general Rule the ministerial Recluse is poorly qualified for preaching to the masses. His Reading is almost exclusively theological. And metaphysical. As he reads so he thinks in an atmosphere far higher than that in which the masses think and As his Quot preaching must Accord with his constant habits of thought the Learned Hook worm usually preaches above the comprehension of his hearers the ease is different with the minister who without neglecting his duties As a student mingles freely with the people becoming acquainted with their habits of thought and adapting himself to their tastes and acquirement. He descends from airy Heights to the Plain where he has found his audience be acquired and rigidly persevered id hut studying is by no Means the whole of the work of the minister. Duty often Calls us out into the world a is men As social beings benefiting and receiving Benefit. Such Calls we should unhesitatingly obey. But we must never forget that while mingling with the world upon the common platform of secular conversation there is to be no Compromise of our ministerial relations As ambassadors of Christ to dying men. Whilst As social beings we enjoy ourselves and contribute to the temporal happiness of others All must be subservient to the grand end to which we As ministers by our ordination vows Are especially sons curated. A a do All to the glory of god Quot should be our ruling Maxim in whatsoever to think and say and do. John. Meetings for prayer. We Are pleased with tic spirit Manifest in the following extract from the letter of a Young Christian in a retired congregation. Churches not having pastors should yet meet for prayer Praise and the Reading of the word. And elders should be so Wise and have such a weight of character that they could by exhortation add to the benefits of the meeting. The letter says a in your paper of october 17th, is a pastoral letter from the members of Lake presbytery on the subject of prayer meet dogs which i have read with the most intense interest. I am glad that those Brethren have had that letter published. Perhaps it May and May god Grant it assist m rousing churches and individuals in our beloved Zion to a proper feeling on this subject. The sentiments contained m that letter Are surely m accordance with truth and if so How deficient Are Many of our churches a if prayer meetings Are As was Onee expressed to me by a clerical Friend the pulse of the Church what conclusion must we be forced to ? the Little Church with which the writer is connected is now vacant a supplies never exceeding once a month. The intervening sabbaths Are emphatically silent. No Opportunity is offered to meet together and mourn Over the wants of Zion and implore god s gracious return. Must we be compelled to take up the lamentation of the Prophet Isa. Lxiv 7 a and there is none that Galleth upon thy name that stir Reth up himself to take hold of thee a have we not reason to fear that he Bas not Only hid his face from us but consumed us because of our iniquities but we Small not despair. There Are to it Trust even her those who weep m secret. Over Zions desolation and the letter above alluded to and the proposed convention of the four synods Are surely encouragement to a every a True Christian heart and evidence too that god is yet m our churches and he May Jet visit ,. If a Man of judgment he soon discovers that profound discussions abounding in abstruse terms in theology and philosophy Eiful flights in the nebular regions of speculation and dazzling displays of rhetoric Are by no Means what the people need. He sees they want the truth brought Down and Home to them and his familiar conversational habits enable him to adapt himself to this want. His address will be direct a no personal. His style will be simple arid Toa great extent colloquial. His dialect will be mainly the Good old Anglo Saxon he will Oast about him As did the greatest of All preachers for familiar illustrations. He will gather these mostly from the every Day avocations in life and from the characteristic traits of humanity and with these he will enlist and rivet the attention he will make Clear As the Day truths otherwise but dimly apprehended if understood at All he will make an impression deep and lasting As is the remembrance of the objects from which is illustrations ate drawn. Few will deny that great advantages Are connected with the course recommended. Most of us however find it no easy matter to sneered in a varied adaptation of our conversation to the secular tastes and pursuits of men. Many ministers Are naturally reserved and consequently More or less indisposed to conversation on any subject. Many by the circumstances of their birth and Early education Are measurably disqualified for mingling socially among the masses toward whom they Are drawn if drawn at All rather by a sense of duty than by any congeniality of feeling. Many Are More or less unfitted for general Intercourse with society by their for the Banner and advocate i Pray for the convention. A a my. Editor Iuis a cause of thankfulness that god has put it into the hearts of so Many of his servants to agree to meet in a prayer meeting at Pittsburgh on the first tuesday of december. The object is cer a mainly worthy the proposed action lawful to go together into the presence of our great a King with one request and one desire who can or will refuse ? yes this a is Aej cording to the lurking has a standi ing invitation to All his subjects to come and while they come he asks a what is thy j petition and what thy request a he has i likewise a standing Promise for those who / agree to ask Given Blessing. May we j not expect a present god and a present i Blessing too at that meeting would it not be desirable that this meet i ing be made the subject of special prayer in it All our churches on the Sabbath preceding ? How delightful too to think that on the Days of the meeting All ministers and elders r All praying men and women within the hounds a of the Church who cannot go up to the meeting Are bearing it and All the great interests of Zion on their hearts before a god i let those two Days and three nights feel a season of prayer not Only in Pittsburgh,1 feint All Over the Bounds of these four synods and the Blessing in answer will be without needed the fasting and praying of All the jews about Shushan when she was about to plead for the live of her peo ple a much More will that prayer meeting need the fasting and praying of All gods people within the Bounds of the four synods and of the whole Church. Surely no True child of god will refuse to Pray at a a such a time As i have called it a a a prayer meeting Quot that is All i understand it to be just an invitation to come and Pray. The object is hot to make a revival but to ask god to make one in our hearts and our churches. Now this we think to be a subject worthy of such a prayer meeting. Prayer meeting y is prayer meeting i know Many professing habits of study. Besides Uio st of christians set but Little value on prayer meet us Are not prepared to Converse intelligently mrs but god does value them. He does with men of other callings ice have not the a a re and for the Bumble prayer meet requisite amount of information and in than he does for the preaching meeting happily some assume Themann Rof teachers a a every great Blessing to the Church has been where they ought Tobe really learners thus preceded by a prayer meeting a meeting making themselves ridiculous in the eyes of i m which the great work was to put up the their people. But the difficulties suggested will not excuse in any a persevering neglect of duty. We must strive to surmount these of Strunc in which the great work was to put prayer of Faith. One subject of prayer now and at that meeting should be that god would give us and our people such a Type of religion As departments of our work. The natural la reserved should struggle against a disposition which proves so greatly in the Way of their1 usefulness As ministers. The More they cultivate the sociable element in their nature the greater will be their ease and fluency in conversation and a modest deference to others will always Aid in winning the Way to their those who have been teared in the midst warn ser sentiment of settled Friendship. Men i of affluence and under the polish of fish will almost unavoidably love those who Manifest an interest in them and in those things in which they Are deeply interested. The respect and Friendship thus gained will scarcely fail to beget sentiments favourable to religion itself. The influence upon the judgment of kind and intelligent personal Intercourse is won Tertul. Its Power in the direction of error is p. Tent. Take a Young Man even from the Huid of Knox one grown up under. The in us Cuce of the Westminster confession and to look upon borne with Abhorrence not i Lufi Btty Ylst of the apocalypse a drank tons As Well As those we meet with in other a will make us love prayer meetings More such a a Type of religion As will cause them a a that i fear the lord to talk much with one a other a and much with. God. . Autumn leaves. A autumn leaves by millions a rotting a heaps unheeded and yet each fone a Micro Scopio. Wonder of contrivance. And this Snow Wreath that half envelopes them made up of myriads of crystals melting while i look at them. What an utter waste a it seems Wisdom and Beauty Flung whole _ Sale into the pit of corruption. Until the commission to preach the gospel himself Day of resurrection we shall never coup re associated As a Friend with the poor and a Bend this melancholy mystery. Then shall surely those who claim to be his servants j atoms All be portioned out and every Organ will strive to become imbued with his lowly t sized particle of Earth s cruet be found to be part of some souls Tabernacle. Then shall we understand How Caesars dust has also i enable life must remember that their divine master from whom they have received their 11 strive to i Jerome imbued with his lowly i a Zed particle of Earth s crust be found spirit and will learn to accommodate them a part of some soul s Tabernacle. T Hen selves if necessary to the most Humble circumstances of life. Those whose habits of study Render it irksome to mingle socially with men of other pursuits must to some a extent break in upon those habits. Study is necessary indispensably so and hats of study must lived in the Leaf and his moisture Efflo rescued in the Snow duly to be restored and reproduced when time audits Usesara no longer but meanwhile used everywhere and nothing lost mislaid wanted or University Magazine. A v it from our London correspondent. Fall of Delhi protracted struggle marauding bands the american crisis and its influence on the Money Market and comm Erie a lady a narrative As to the first outbreak at Delhi lord Canning mis be recalled a christianity and courage re. W. Graham and general Haddock a Nenar a proclamations a Cullen s false charges Austria and persecution Piedmont and reaction constantinople the Sultan and Stratford missions in Turkey persecution meeting of congregational Union Harmony and orthodoxy ministerial support Neuman Hall Baines and Jardes on orca Chiny doctor Brown and the dying Nobleman. London october 30, 1857. Delhi has fallen a such was the news brought us by Telegraph four Days ago. By the play of the heavy artillery lately brought up upon the wills a breach was effected near the Cashmere Gate and the assault was made on =sl4th of sep tember. The troops met Little or no opposition at first but As they advanced into the town they were fiercely resisted. One. Account said that the loss in. That Day was forty officers and six Hundred men killed and wounded. Another seemed to indicate that this was the entire loss incurred from the first assault until the final Possession of the City on. The 20th of a september. The latter was a View too favourable and that during those six Days Stern resistance houses occupied and defended if not mines sprung must have entailed further severe losses upon our army. A a great loss on both sides Quot seems to a justify this View. The particulars conveyed by the. Telegram were incomplete but it was stated with apparent conviction of its entire truth that the King of Delhi and Bis family had a escaped in the disguise of female dress the mutineers were also seen crossing the Bridge. M the rear of the town and the guns on the Walls were turned upon them. If they have escaped m Large numbers they will carry desolation All Over the Rural districts and become with other mutineer Sas Well As with predatory peasants joining them armed guerilla bands which it will take a Long period to subdue. Villages will be Burnt cultivation will be stopped revenues will be my and altogether it seems certain that although the Back of the conspiracy is broken a malignant vitality remains and severe ind Barr Assing work awaits our troops on their arrival m India. Generals outran and Havelock Lead crossed a the Ganges with Little opposition and were on their Way to Lucknow. The Garrison there on the �?T5th of september had exploded a second Mike destructive to Many of their enemies As was the first and had followed it up by a successful sortie Havelock s Force had crossed the River about the 20th, september. About forty Miles intervened and if Able to beat Back Bis opponents Lucknow would be relieved in a few Days. Bat a a the Hope deferred Quot is still sickening Many an English heart and Rome even with full Success granted us and the rebellion in airy put Down what a calamitous volume will have been added to the history of English India a strange is the condition of things with us just now. The 1 american1 Bank a and consequent commercial crisis has told All Over the kingdom but in some places far More than others. The news however that the new York Banks had at length suspended specie payments was received in the Money market1 Here with satisfaction inasmuch As it would Check the Drain of a Gold from this Side specie being no longer abso-., lately required. There was no panic Here indeed at any time but the Rise of the discount has injured Trade and Commerce very a considerably. Besides this the East India company is sending Outi vast quantities of Silver every mail and a Faa i will probably Ere Long be introduced by them into the a Market by government Sanction. Altogether things look gloomy and considering a the sufferings and anxieties mow being endured in India and at Home in connexion with Mutiny and War and in England and America in connexion with Commerce it is impossible not to feel sad even from sympathy from1 such wide spread sorrow among families and individuals. The feeling of horror in connexion with War and massacre deepened when you Converse with one who has come from the scene of them. Such has been the Case with me. I have this week had at my House a lady the wife of the commander of an Oriental and Peninsular steamship sailing Between Calcutta and Suez. In May last or earlier she went up to Delhi at the invitation of general Frazer the commandant of the City and his family to spend some time with them. She had an extraordinary and most providential a escape from death. She left Delhi to return to Calcutta on the morning of the same Day whose Sun set upon a scene of horror. That evening news was brought to general Frazer that there was disturbance and be was a requested a to Call a Parade. A he did so and As soon troops and offi. Ears assembled the latter were attacked and slaughtered. The commandant himself a Veteran officer of the company was Theta tied to a tree his three daughters one Only three months arrived from England were murdered before his eyes and then he himself was ruthlessly butchered. A lord Canning has had a heavy Burden imposed on him by the unexpectedness of the outbreak As Well As by its extensive spread and the want of English troops. The Edinburgh review makes a bold defence for him. This might be expected from the great r quarterly supporter of the whigs and the ministry. Still that he is quite equal to the crisis seems not to be believed either Here or in India. The unpopularity of himself and his officials at Calcutta is very strongly endorsed by a correspondent of our tract society there Universal pleasure would to Given to the europeans there were they All dismissed. But this an India House official tells me is not probable. A it is with a kind of painful a and morbid fascination one lingers Over such scenes As these. Tho heart can Only relieve itself by easting the Burden of anxiety and sorrow on the great sympathizer and by Humble Trust in that glorious Sovereign who in judgment and in mercy sways an undisputed sceptre Aud will cause All these things to further his Beneficent designs. It is very encouraging to know.,that christianity and courage have been beautifully United in the Case of several of the most prominent men in a this Indian struggle a this i ast formerly indicated i was the ease with the deceased Lawrence at Lucknow. The correspondent of the tract society at Calcutta., already alluded to mentions that the colonel now commanding there is also an excellent Christian Man. There was a Large depot of English and vernacular tracts and books at Lucknow. It May be that these have proved a Blessing and a Comfort to Many of the beleaguered Garrison. As to Havelock fresh illustrations of his Worth come out. Last week the Rev. W. Graham of Bonn on the Rhine the missionary of the Irish Assembly to the jaws stated at a Public meeting that Gen. Havelock had been a member of his. Eur cd at Bonn and that his wife and daughter were members for the last seven years. With regard to Havelock he stated it As a fact that he has been accustomed in India to use his tent for preaching on the lord s Day to his soldiers. This he did during the last Indian Campaign wifi Dif lord Gough was commander in chief Aud being a Baptist he even baptized several persons. A comp aint was made the com Mander a chief asked for an official account of the moral condition of colonel Havelock a regiment and finding that it was far Superior to Evory other As to drunkenness and other crimes he sent him word to go on with his preaching and it he liked to baptize the whole army. Several of Nena Sahib s proclamations have appeared1 in the times. The first is dated the first of july m which the monster using the language of affected piety tells his followers that by the kindness of god and the Good Fortune of the emperor a the King of Delhi a fall the christians who were at Delhi Poona Catarra and other places and even those five thousand european soldiers who went m disguise into the former City and were discovered Are destroyed and sent to hell by the pious and sagacious troops who Are firm to a their religion a he Calls on them to a a rejoice at the delightful intelligence and to carry on their work with Comfort and in another proclamation of the same Date he says a a the yellow faced and narrow minded people have been sent to hell and Gaw pore Hab been in a third dated 5th july he endeavours to quiet the popular alarm at the Rumor that european soldiers had arrived at Allahabad and declares that soldiers bad been forwarded to Cheek them. This miscreant was not As was it so confidently stated a suicide. It is already known readers on what intimate and confidential terms he lived before the outbreak with the British officers and their families he is familiar with the English language and literature but in his English education in a government school the Bible was kept from. . Sahib was at the head of the forces who opposed the March of Outram and Havelock to Lucknow it a a a 1�?Ts�?x a Tias Topcu dalt a i a Oto Vernor general sending up or. Grant a member of the supreme a Council to the disturbed districts who not Only forbade the exe Outton of one Hundred and fifty of the Caw pore mutineers by general Neil but had actually set them at Liberty. A bad if not almost mutinous feeling has been i fear elicited among British troops. A we do not however know All the circumstances of the Case colonel Thomas writing in the times introduces afresh Tho question whether in future the Bible is to be a class Book in the government schools in India dwells on the fact that the missionary schools where the Bible is used Are by far the most popular with the natives throughout the country. He maintains that without the scriptures we can never Hope to see the people lifted up from moral , or be fitted to be trustworthy run some Points of View the question is a difficult one. But the formal exclusion of the Bible in deference to Heathen prejudices seems to be carrying toleration of Quot error to a guilty excess. A a a a investigation having been made into or. Cullen a charges against the distribution of the crimean 1 War fund it has been found that they Are not tenable. One customary statement is that Loman catholics furnish one half of the defence of the country. The truth is that As respects the army hardly one third Are to maoists. As to the seventy thousand serving in the Navy not More than two or three per cent Are to maoists. Ireland also As a whole receives from the crimean fund for the Relief of widows and orphans an annual sum of �10,000, which1 represents a capitalized sum of �180,000. The whole Irish subscription was �60,000, and much of it. Protestant Money. A Scotland gave �148,000, and Only receives �5,000 annually. It is Well ascertained that in the whole of Ireland not a single widow of a1 crimean Soldier has been refused Relief on any ground. A with respect to piously and in state to the residence of. His former minister to Dine with him using language which indicated what his views and feelings were. Lord Stratford is soundly abused by the French government papers in consequence a but they find that Tough old Diplomatist very hard to kill. The reign of a French Prince Over the principalities will not be tolerated by Russia Turkey Austria or England. Indeed a fresh Congress will be necessary to Settle the question whether there can be a separate ruler placed Over the a principalities in Harmony Wilh the Sovereign rights of the Sultan. Meantime the american missions make Progress in Armenia and in constantinople itself. Interi Sidig statements were furnished on these matters by or. , at the evangelical Alliance conference at Berlina Case of persecution is narrated in a Porter missionary at Damascus. A family had renounced islamism and the missionary had claimed for them the Protection of the recent Tanzima or Law securing religious Liberty. The local a Pasha however seized one of the males beat him r severely and threatened him with death unless he recanted and at last he was compelled to enlist As. A turkish Soldier. Dragged to the mosque he still exclaimed a a i am a at last the Nan fled to the British Consulta Bouse for Refuge. The family also found shelter there. The Pasha had treated with silent neglect All remonstrances. A Bob Lily he will be rebuked from head quarters but the incident shows the intensely persecuting a spirit of mohammedanism and that christians. Here must suffer for their lord for some time to come still religious Liberty being recognized legally the Way is open to a Fuller development than Ever before,1 of the Faith of our True Prophet. 1. It the recent autumnal meeting of tie congregational Union was interesting in Many Points of View in the first place in contrast with the unseemly temper exhibited at former meetings in Eon Nexion with our a a negative theology controversy fraternal love prevailed next it is significant to observe that orthodoxy having obtained a a decided Quot Victory m the congregational body negative theology is now quietly Tabooed. Not that the spirit of it has entirely evaporated or that there is and will not be an old1 school and new school party respectively,1 among independents but with All the faults of those who assaulted error with such seventy it is Felt that. They had the cause of honesty and truth on their Side and that a debt of gratitude is due to them by those who would preserve in full efficiency the gospel of the Olden time. It another Point mooted at the a congregational Union. Meeting was that Omu material support. Certainly this is a pressing question which. I think can Only receive its Turfie solution Dynmu-Febvscii�Xnireiiv-�i--ti-a3oia- trial sus tentation fund. A Here it tis that congregational principles seem to interfere with a thorough and efficient working of such a movement. Or. James admitted this difficulty and suggested that the churches must be individually stirred simultaneous collections for missions May be and Are suggested but they cannot be directed As under synodical authority hence they Are not Universal. There Ara county associations generally established which provide Small supplements to Mim Ste rial stipend hut after All a Large proportion of congregational ministers both in towns and in Rural districts Are suffering severely let us Hope that this great Barrier of the Progress of Christ a kingdom not Only among our Independent Brethren but among i All our Unen dowed presbyterian eur eyes i on both sides of Tjie Atlantic moved. A -. Another feature of the recent meeting was the attention Given to the subject of preaching by the Well known Rev. Newman Hall of London on a the methods of preaching the gospel Best adapted to the this he considered must be intelligible forcible natural Earnest practical and evangelical All which he severally illustrated. A a intelligibility was of primary importance. They must use the English language of their own Day and not go to their wardrobes for antiquated forms of speech but must use the language of the Community the language of common life not of theological cant. Why should the language used be. Of a theological school a All this is very Good if we Are sure that in discarding the a a language of a theological school a we do not make dangerous concessions to those who love a a the Wisdom of words elegant phraseology and actually look on scripture quotations As rather com Mon place and As to length of sermons or. Hall dwelt on the importance of Brevity. Men of Reading and reflection formed but a Small minor to a a Parsons in Dublin As or. Cullen said Ity of any they the preach being distributors there is not a single a ers spoke to men of business a protestant Clergyman that has Ever thus both wearied with their weeks work to been employed. The charges of religious j Small tradesmen servants and children who partiality in the matter of a education have a formed the Staple of the audience. Lengthy been proved equally groundless. The truth a sermons might have done for the selected few is Rome and her celibate Are too selfish in former Ages but they were wholly unfit and married too closely to one absorbing am Ted for. The present time. For every a ton bit Ion to Oare for Charity in the True and i men who liked an hours Sermon fifty like Noble sense of the term. A protestant half an hour. Those ministers who aimed crimean chaplain general be speeches a i fear j at forty minutes were More Likely to be in vain Cardinal Wiseman and doctor l successful. Cullen to remember that a a Charity suffer eth j after the. Reading of or. Hall s paper up Long and is kind and think eth no i Rose or. Edward Baines an eminent Dis. J setting gentleman of Leeds a great adv the concordat Between the Pope and Oate of Sabbath Observance and of Sabbath Austria displays increasingly its bitter fruits. The Romish Bishops have now almost All things under their control. Protestant and greek christians find it almost impossible to obtain government employment and cases have lately come to Light of two tutors in a Public school being dismissed by reason of Prestiy influence simply because they were protestants. In Piedmont the reactionary party Are making strenuous efforts to obtain a majority in the parliament and Are most anxious to upset Cavan and his Liberal ministry. They hanker after a concordat similar to that now dominant in the austrian dominions. They Are trying to kill constitutional Liberty by its own forms of election and government. It is believed however that their efforts will fail for the present. French influence has received a Check at constantinople Fey the reinstatement of reds hid Pacha a the Friend , As grand vizier. The Sultan while the French ambassador was entertaining a the turkish ministry at dinner went Osten not say that it should never fee practice but he would say it was deteriorating in its influence. No Man who assumed to produce an effect read his sermons. Take the friars at Milan and Naples they did not read he was glad to know that there was at his right hand an Earnest Man who would agree with him. The Rev. J. A. James who Rose amid cheers and laughter said How comfortable he Felt during or. Baines speech remembering that he or. James was to Morrow evening to read the annual a of a a fifty Yearb fee no ver Rebd a Sermon and never till the latter part of his ministry did lie Ever use a note. For times to had preached before the London missionary society. On three of them he had ventured to preach without Reading. Time however hid produced an effect on Constitution a. Memory had lost some of its Power and judgment much of its vigor and though on Ordinary occasions he never took a note yet on extraordinary occasions he could not Trust himself he subscribed to every thing or. Baines had uttered. If they would avoid notes he meant his younger Brethren until they had reached the seventy thud year of their age and the fifty second of their mistry they might then have them Witti this a probates. Quot by tree did implore them to guard against the habit which he was sorry to say was creeping Over on denomination. He knew there were men who read sermons with much greater effect than Many who preached without notes Many there were to whom the notes Wero like the rings of Saturn which added Beauty but not to its use for he did not know what its use was. Or. Brown an eminent Independent minister of Cheltenham and a Well educated Scotchman gave interesting particulars of his Long continued attendance on the dying bed of Earl Fitz Hardge. One of his ancestors a Berkle was the bosom Friend of Tyndal. But this Earl was a Man of the world Rich proud Aud powerful. By a strange Providence or. Blown got acquainted with him and he was the Only minister he would Bee m Liis illness seventy five visits were paid and ultimately this con a fes biome was made a Timmy life was alos life i thought religion was a melancholy thing i find that it is the Only thing wort having. am a poor penitent clinging to the Cross of this was the result of the faithful minister formerly saying a a you have a Souli Tobe saved or lost a . i close this letter the Publio feeling is Mote cheerful. The funds Are rising and the Shock produced by the Amer loan crisis is subsiding. Still the prospects of Trade and Commerce Are gloomy and there is much anxiety. Or. Mcleod Wye writes from India that the governor general after much delay bad in answer to a Strong petition Day for humiliation and prayer. But alas he invited m the proclamation not Only christians but a a a Loyal British subject in India a thereby including and intending to inc tilt a Mohammedans and brah my mate to join in prayer to god this is Tho same vile Truo Kling which has helped to bring Down the judgments of god in India and is most insulting to the Only True god and Jesus Chest whom he hath sent. Unworthy of the Confidence of enlightened of christians . Schools and the proprietor of the first provincial paper of the Day the Leeds Mercury. What followed As to of sermons or. Hall does read but with great ease Grace and fluency was so very suggestive especially what fell from the lips of the venerable or. James of Birmingham that i think1 your clerical and student readers will thank me for giving it entire or. Edward Baines had listened with great Delight to the paper. Generally he approved of the principles Laid Down. Or. Hall had mentioned Reading sermons. He did not think an aim Bassadore from one court to another would read his message How Minoh less an ambassador from Griat t a read Sermon always had an appearance of coldness stiffness frigidity and called to his mind the Distant study the Little Library shelves and Midnight Oil. In the Senate and the bar where ear neatness was wanted there Wasno Reading. Then again let them look at the infidels Halls of science there was no Reading there. were Nen the greatest to amp the Ira tire who never read their sermons., let them take Whit Froid or Wesley. What effect would these have had if they had read discourses to the miners of King Wood to str for Yeara he ,t it to fee a an exceeding great drag on the Church he would a fact a Mill a discontented , Pride and laziness. The Grace of god in the heart of Man is a tender Plant in a strange unkindly soil and therefore cannot Well Prosper and grow without much Oare and if men can read the characters of gods image in their own souls those Are the counterpart of the Golden characters of his love in which their names Are written in the Book of . Defective religion in a to 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 him1 from a perishing . A though a rations soul May not always enjoy sensible communion with god in the ordinances yet it has always this Good sign that it cannot be easy and satisfied without it. minister Onoe quaintly said. A that he would desire no better Fortune than to most persons at their real value and sell them again at the estimate which they place on themselves a -1 Deal gently with those who stray. Draw Back by love and persuasion. A kiss is Worth a thousand kicks. A kind word is More valuable to the lost than a mine of Gold. Bunyan a a he loved the world that hated him the tear a upon his Bible was sincere ass Aid by scandal and the Tongue of strife his Jonly answer was a. Blameless life and he that forged and he that threw the Dart had each a brother a interest in his heart Paul a love of Christ and steadiness imbibed were copied close in him and Well transcribed he followed Paul his Zeal a kindled flame his apostolic Charity the . Of Yip the , Stop and think for the moment. The Sabbath this is the idea How shall l keep it some one says be zealous on this Point. Whether you live in town or country resolve not to profane your Sabbath or in the end Yott will give Over caring for your soul. It was a remarkable saying of judge Hale that of All persons convicted of capital crimes while he was upon the Bench he found few who did not confess that they began their career of wickedness by neglect of the Sabbath. i had the righteousness of a Saint says one o How Happy should in be i if i had the it righteousness of an 1 Angel says another a should fear no. Evil. But i am bold to say Tea the poorest sinner who believes in Christ has a righted in Riess infinitely More excellent than that of either stints or Angels. If the Law asks for sinless perfection it is to be found in curia pc my divine surety. If the Law requires a obedience that May stand before the burning Eye of god behold it is in Jesus my mediator. Should the strictest Justice arraign me a and the purest holiness make its demands upon me i remit them both to my dying and obedient Immanuel. With him the father is always Well pleased and in him. The believer stands

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