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Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner and Advocate (Newspaper) - September 11, 1858, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaRipal gods Praise. Moses thou Man of Gjin what Hast thou done that thy Puro words should to divorced from Praise ? Samuel what Hast thou taught that to should shun a to mingle with our songs in Pullio lays ? the son of Jessie sings a sacred song. So does Isaiah sweep the sounding Lyre who hath required that i should choose but one and Seal the other s glowing lips of fire ? Why must i shun to sing what Daniel says ? must i repentant Jonah treat with scorn ? when Jeremiah pours his Mournful lays shall i not with him mourn the Church forlorn Are Angel anthems dangerous fire to Burn upon gods altar in the Church below ? songs that Are head in heaven before the throne May we not sing them upon pain of woe Praise him on strings and pipes and with the sound of Harp and Organ swell the snored song All people Praise the lord the Earth around with heart and soul and instrument and Tongue. . For the presbyterian Banner Ana advocate. God works by Means. The language of god. To his people is now As of old the lord is with you while be be with him and if be seek him he will be found of you but if be forsake him he will forsake you. A a who that has been a careful and interested observer of the dealings of the lord with the Church since the commencement of the present great revival has not Felt that there has been a literal fulfilment of this Promise and threatening has any Church been without special manifestations of god s presence ? that Ehu Roh did not set itself to seek earnestly the outpouring of the spirit perhaps some members of it startled from indifference at hearing what god was doing in other places have uttered a few prayers for similar blessings but not with the persevering Importunity of that Faith which realizes the greatness of the Blessing sought and gives not up till it comes. Some churches that have been revived Are relapsing into a old or lukewarm state. Is the lords hand shortened a that it cannot save or his ear heavy that it cannot hear ? in these churches there was a wrestling with god in prayer an Earnest seeking of him in ordinances but when the lord said open your Mouth wide and i will fill it the hungering was gone. Christians satisfied with blessings already received looked not for More and greater. From Fields White for the Harvest a few sheaves were gathered in and they seemed to think the work done. What the work done while crowds Are thronging the Way to destruction and satan Labouring with ceaseless vigilance to regain lost ground see the results of listless inactivity on the part of gods people. Those Young disciples just gathered in from the world copying the example and unaided by the players and efforts of those longer in the Christian race have failed to take that High and holy stand in religion which the Honor of Christ a cause demands. That prayer meeting where late Rich blessings were called Down Bas been Given up. In the Sanctuary where All was solemn attention How great the change 1 pm fit Christian brother Down whose Cheek was seen flowing the tear of penitence for sin or of Joy for returning wanderers now slumbers in his Pew. That poor sinner who sat solemn and thoughtful while the Calls and threaten dogs of gods word were proclaimed amid the descending influences of the spirit now with wandering Eye or careless smile shows he feels no More the threatening is fulfilled if you forsake me i will forsake you in some places the lord is still sought and found. Joyful tidings reach our ears of glorious manifestations of gods presence where his people have not grown weary of calling upon him. What he is doing in these places he is waiting to do in others. Fearful is the weight of guilt which must rest on every thu Rob and every professing Christian who a a comes not up to the help of the lord against the let not any timid Christian shrink from the service of god from a sense of weakness or unworthiness. God Ean and does carry on his work through the instrumentality of those who have a a no might a . For tha presbyterian Banner and advocate. Strong language creditor a it is certainly one of the peculiarities of our progressive age that its language is most intense. The commonest idea is faintly expressed in double superlatives while the simple positive is insipid. It is amusing to read the leaders of our journals and see How mole Hills swell to mountains a under the magic Wand of the writers pen. The least error of an opponent becomes a most flagrant crime and Groat crimes of which indeed the political and Eton Merom amp a world afford a Large Supply a a cannot be described. In the match Between Strong language and great crimes the latter comes out very Many lengths ahead and chiefly because the former exhausts its strength at the first leap. In Trade however the habit of Strong language leads sometimes to mistakes which Are anything but pleasant. A few years ago having occasion for spine paper i sent an order to a respectable firm in your City for a Ream of a a Good foolscap a the paper was soon forwarded hut to my eyes it seemed wretchedly bad uneven discoloured rough utterly unfit for my purpose. Along with the parcel however came an advertisement of the firm from which i Learned that they had Good Fine superfine extra double extra with a multitude of Satin hot and double finishes surfaces amp a. The mistake was that i considered Good As meaning Good they used it to denote the lowest and worst possible Grade. Having recently begun to keep House i sent for my first sack of flour to a Mill re juicing in the epithet of a a Diamond French Furr a with the direction to get Good but when it was delivered at the Kitchen it was instantly condemned. Taking the flour Back myself in a pet i told the a a merchant Prince of a Miller that it was bad. Hevery coolly., said they did not keep that Grade that he had supposed i wanted a better article but be sent the kind i failed for and taking me in i found Oliero were three different super fines with several distinct extras. Determined this time to have the Best i took the highest Grade a a prime double extra superfine Pearl a if i remember yet it proved no better than i have often when a boy carried Home across the Bank off a horse from a country Mill before they made millstones out of diamonds. But this vice makes the most pitiful figure and does the most harm in the hands of religious men. Having picked up a religious periodical recently i noticed an to count of the destruction of a Village by a Tornado in which the writer with the evident intention of being Strong commences a a on the 30th of May last a storm fiend this is the right name burst on the Village of e a fiend i believe is used to denote a Demon of the most Savage and unruly kind and no one can fail to notice the emphasis so delicately Given by seeming to reflect and adding the conviction that it was the right word. He proceeds to show a that it behaved in a most Savage manner. A seven were killed outright.,.and Tea or twelve have died it must Baye been a most frantic Devil indeed to kill so May outright besides mortally wounding so Many More perhaps Thad been drunk and was just recovering which i notice Puis the human subject into about the fiercest mood. But we confess to being pained. Here is an agent for a benevolent society in aping the silly vice of an irreligious press talking like a Heathen and in recording a Providence of the most awful kind which should have sobered All who heard of it and caused them to stand devout and thoughtful in the presence of him who holds the winds in his fist leaving us without a hint that the writer believes there is a god at All. We Are made to feel As if the persian doctrine of a malignant being beyond the control of the Good god were revived and that this Ahriman was Loose in the riot of his hate. Is such a manner of writing consistent with religion ? we never have a feeling of safety in listening to the strange works of judgment abroad in the land unless there is a recognition of that god whose Wisdom love and Power numbers our hairs and cares for the sparrows. A a a. For Banner and meeting and perfectionism. Saturday August-28�?z1858. Or. Mckinney a the usual annual Camp meeting of the methodist episcopal Brethren held on lows Camp ground some thirty Miles from Baltimore has just been brought to a close. It will be remembered that this meeting is held in the Vicinity of a Large presbyterian Community formerly settled by scotch and scotch Irish presbyterians. These people As a general thing hold to the Good old Bible Faith of their Anea Steis and partake largely of the fraternal feeling exhibited in our cities at the present time by the different denominations toward each other. A to show this kindly feeling Many of them have been in the habit of attending the Camp meeting one Day daring its session and by a tacit understanding tuesday has been selected As the Day of the presbyterian attendance this being the Day on which communion is administered and hence fewer of those present who come As Mere pleasure seekers. Among others i being in the Vicinity attended. In the morning a Sermon was preached from 1. Thes. V 23�?�?o and the very god of peace Sanctify you wholly and i Pray god your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the. Coming of our lord Jesus the afternoon Sermon was from Mark x 47�?�?ojesus, thou son of David have mercy on with the latter Sermon i was pleased. It was a Sermon to which All could. Subscribe and by which All who heard should be benefited. The first speaker however in my opinion committed a great mistake and a mistake i am quite sure he will not have the Opportunity in the presence of so Many of the same presbyterian friends for some time to Home my reasons will appear in the sequel. The speakers theme was a a entire Sanctification in this he commenced by stating that it was possible he should not be Able to go through with the services As his feelings were what he would like them to be at the end of the Sermon thus creating the expectation of a warm heart Felt discourse. From this however he proceeded to give some exegesis of the text stating that wholly olo Teleis from olos the whole and. Telos the end meant every part and that spirit soul and body included All that the most pub found is geologist could claim a belonging to Man. Then after a few remarks on entire Sanctification in this life he proceeded to attack in a Covert manner those who attempting to show that their prayers were inconsistent and contradictory charging the Good old scottish divine Thomas Chalmers with advancing old Heathen philosophy meaning gnosticism &c., amp a. Never have i listened to worse logic from a Man whose style bespoke some intellectual attainment. I shall not attempt however a farther synopsis of the discourse As what i have Given will show its Drift. The whole Sermon i have merely called a mistake because he bad a right in a human Point of View to preach on a controverted Point if he those and had an equal right to choose the very Day when presbyterians were in the habit of being present to preach it. And in selecting his Point too he had a right to select one which is regarded As in its consequences tending to make poor sinful Man self righteous making him believe that be can be More holy than Adam in the Garden of Eden. Surely presbyterians will be less Likely hereafter to go and take their children where they will be liable to meet with Sneh a a mistakes a to have their minds infused with a doctrine which they regard As unsafe As very dangerous., . Eternity know you what eternity is it is a Shore Les Oceana boundless desert a fathomless abyss. It is time but time again become motionless As before the creation. It endures and it does not endure. It moves on yet it moves not and the damned strive in vain to measure it. And a lamentable voice in heard from hour to hour crying what time of what time is it now and the voice of another unhappy wretch groans. It is eternity a the priest a and Huguenot from our London tie great events Cherbourg and Louis Napoleon the Good sense of Victoria the leading objects of the emperor the Paris press imaginary conversations and or. Punch two members of parliament at Cherbourg their impressions the Joy at the Atlantic Cable Success what the a times Quot says the future of the Telegraph the Indian a a religious a questions deputation to character Bis Peculiar views Hindoo Temple support broken. Vows seasons for Hope the confessional in England of the Queen in Prussia a Sweden and toleration August Isth 1858. The two great events of the last fortnight continue to excite deep interest. The opening of the Cherbourg military docks with the presence of two sovereigns and one of these the Queen of England against whose kingdom Cherbourg was designed by the first Napoleon As a. Menace is a very remarkable incident in modern history. It showed admirable Good sense in Queen Victoria that she gracefully accepted the Emp Rory invitation. She might have shown a a sulk a or suspicion but no she went with open hand and trustful heart and the effect on Public feeling and opinion All Over Europe undoubtedly is favourable to the interests of International peace. The times still growls and is angry at the expense of a Channel Fleet which Cherbourg renders necessary. Bat there has been a virulence in its articles which is unworthy of it and which seems to arise from secret allegiance to Palmerston and an in tuntion to. Make the present Cabinet uncomfortable. It is True that Napoleon is a despot but it is his interest to keep peace with England and at the same time to flatter the vanity and love of a a glory a in his army and Navy As Well As among the people at Large. Bath these objects i believe he has sought to unite in the Cherbourg affair. He would be a very Judas infamous to All time were he to belie the Loving words he used in the presence of the Queen at the banquet of his own admirals ship. Her husband the Prince Consort says of the Alliance that a it is the basis of Mutual Prosperity and the Blessing of heaven will not be wanting to j a the emperors feelings Are i think Best expressed in his speech at the inauguration of the statue of Napoleon i., on which the pays makes the following remarks in the sense of a commentary. Sub join to tithe remarks of two other papers never at any other period did there exist such excellent prospects for peace As at the present Day. Oar National Pride is completely satisfied. When we were suffering from the recollections of two invasions and from the treaties which were their consequence France naturally sought for an Opportunity of avenging these disasters and misfortunes and looked impatiently on peace it is for this reason that a War policy in spite of the interests which it menaced was almost popular for thirty Yeats. The crimean War the treaty of Paris. Which gloriously brought it to a close avenged the treaties of 1815. Under the reign of Napoleon iii., France resumed her National rank and influence in Europe she feels herself As Strong and As respected As when ruled by Louis Xiv. And Napoleon i. Moreover she enjoys greater ealm than in those Days of Gigantic struggles. The Debats has the following we gladly Welcome these words of peace and Justice for we believe that they correctly represent the real signification of the fetes which have been brought to a close at Cherbourg. And now let is hear the pays a this speech which has been received with genuine enthusiasm in France will be equally Well received on the other Side of tha Channel where it will consolidate the work commenced by the in of the two sovereigns. Too a Ding to the testimony of unprejudiced Eye witnesses the attitude of the englishmen who had collected in the port and town of Cherbourg proved that a rapid reaction had led the most irritated minds to return to a Correct appreciation of the Imperial policy and consequently to the sentiment of admiration always excited by moderation United with strength. With the development of our Power our Alliance will become More valuable while the chances of War will disappear. It is also certain that the knowledge of our strength will Render us More indulgent toward the capricious conduct of our allies and will diminish National prejudices. A. Our witty or. Punch puts the following Ideal yet characteristics words into the lips of Rothschild the jew Gilpin the Quaker and warred the author who is so strongly opposed to the admission of the jews and is a conservative. Baron Rothschild m. P., was next introduced to the emperor by or. Disraeli and lord John Russell. The said with a slight hebrew accent May it please your majesty. It gives me great plea share to come Here As one of the Houshe of commons. For ten years i could not get so much As my nose. Inside he Houshe although i carried a Beetle lord on my Back up to the every election Here he winked at lord John but he used to ship in like a Washle and make a Beetle Fusch about my she aiding outside and then he used to drop the subject. However i am in now though they threaten to draw my Teeth and Nail my Earsh to the bar if i go near the lords. Veil veil Yeeu la Shee when the time to mph. Now for Anshine ssh if there is peace betwixt. England and France i vill Back both Jour Billeh but if there a War i shall Back or. John bulls Bill and my Beetle Housh Over Here in Paris will do yours. So we vill find the stakes on both abides a a hair. Gilpin m. P., then stepped Forward and said a Louis Napoleon if thee will put away these irrational guns and Knock Down these expensive fortifications thee Wilt do More for civilization than thy blood thirsty predecessor of the. Same name. I ask thee As a sensible Man and a Man of business How can nations be expected to attend to their shops a lion they know there is a powder Mill in the cellar Why should not thee and Victoria Guelph disband the armies of both countries ? let the a division of police be left with her and a similar number of the Garde Munio Pale with thee. Let three four Penny steamers constitute our joint Fleet and Here the emperor walked away exclaiming a a ii est fou in est fou a but his Retreat was out off by Samuel Warren m. P., d. L., and q. C., who first knocking his forehead against the pavement and then throwing himself into an attitude said sire that hebrew who addressed you is our disgrace he has already the House of commons and will shortly Judaism the Peers. The Quaker is a wretched Chi Matio and orc brained sectarian. Trial by jury Liberty of the press and our English literature including the Lily and the Bee. And ten thousand a year Are our real bulwarks bulwarks stronger than your Walls More Resistless than your Cannon. No Man in on free country need despair i myself though hitherto i have been very ill used Hope some Day for a judgeship or to be made attorney general or lord Derby could stand this no longer and shouted sternly a lie Down sir a on which Samuel bowed and collapsed. Or. Tite m. The celebrated architect wanted to ask the emperor a question about the Seine and its purification. He was one of the committee who had patriotically thrust their noses into every sewer discharging into the thames. Drums and flags and guns were toys very Good for emblematic ornaments on build it Ings of a military character but otherwise mis Chievous. He thought if he wire permitted. That he could make a Good Job of the Seine the state of the thames was disgraceful Alderman blogs m. A Here broke in in a great state of excitement sire its Beautiful be thames est tres Donee a or. Tite. Sit Down sir and done to interrupt me. Except the Royal Exchange there is not a Monument in the City which a Here the emperor hinted that time was running Short. F. Or. Malins m. And q. A however Foni Atad on being heard and began path that impressive and condensed oratory which so distinguishes him sirs. Myself and Thep Learned gentlemen who. Ini House and High court Stephens parliament Streel Liberty of Westminster sit that constitutional House a Ilar to those of the Noble Lork Nind me the emperor. I can t stand this. To her do a done. Madam i quest quo m a aside Ces Hommes la1 her m y. Cala it in jute. Or. Wilson m. A. Rose with the intention of delivering a Jector to toe emperor on the fundamental principles of political to Roomy but he was received with such a shout of a a who s your Hatter that he sat Down in despair. ? latest intelligence Alderman blogs has Bce a had up before the a luge de pah for being drunk and disorderly. Bernal Osborne has Sung Taro comic songs with immense effect after the Imperial banquet accompanied by the celebrated Yavier on the Hom. H. It. H. The Prince Consort does not appear to , but both their majesties Are 11 convulsions of laughter. Lord by Sutham is embracing Monsieur Dufin and Hai solemnly adopted France As his country. The per has just hoisted signals of distress. Champagne can be i cured m the neighbourhood. It is feared that the members on Board have mutinied. Other honorable and our constitutional if parliament. St. M the City and l the same bide of Holdkopimotss. be sont Dea Derby ites. Des Radi 1 we have the impressions of a visitor to Cherbourg in the speech of or. Lynd say a member of part spent for North Shields. In reference to the French ships of War at Cherbourg he considers he is a ship owner and qualified to speak that they Are very inferior to the English vessels of War. The sailors also he regards As inferior he spoke thu through the Courtesy of tile a Admiral of the French Fleet to whom i take this Opportunity of returning my thanks we were permitted to inspect the dockyards and arsenals and other places. When we entered that great Arsenal i was impressed with the Immy Nln strength of the place. I now wish to draw a of Parison Between the Arsenal of Cherbourg and or largest dockyard. Key Ham the new dockyard adjoining Devonport,.will occupy an area of seventy two Aeres. It has two basins with an area of six acres each three Large dry docks and it has the usual number of storehouses and workshops of various kinds now Mark the contrast with Cherbourg. It occupies an area of two Hundred and Twenty acres three times larger than our largest dockyard will be. When Complete. It has three basins one with an area of fifteen acres another of sixteen acres and another of Twenty acres being five times the water space of key Ham with thirty feet depth at Low water. Alo in the Quay Walls of these basins Twenty five of the largest line of Battle ships could be moored la connexion with the Yard is a railway to Paris and the whole Interior of France. A Down that line of railway the opening of which formed part of the fetes would be hurled in a Days time the armies of France. One Hundred thousand men could embark on the railway and when once brought Down could be marched right on Board the ships of War. These ships could sail at any time of the tide. Now. There is something very striking in this and i said what can it All mean the connecting a line of railway with this mighty Arsenal ? this Large army could be embarked on Board vessels which in Bix hours could carry them to the shores of England. But when i looked at their ships in the Bay and compared them with our own i said Yon May bring your mighty armies to your dockyards but before you can get them across to England you Mast command the Channel and must have a different collection of ships. I went on Board the Bretagne and in company with sir Charles Napier i examined minutely her details. It struck me As a very magnificent ship. I afterwards went on Board the Boyal Albert which is not so Large being of a smaller cites. I said the Bretagne May be a very Fine ship but even if they were both manned by French seamen i should prefer being on Board the Royal Albert which would soon sink the French ship. Bat when i looked at the Royal Albert manned with British tars i did not think it would to Long in making Short work of the Bretagne. Loud applause when i further looked at one of the most magnificent sights i witnessed Between three Hundred and four Hundred of the most Beautiful yachts belonging to English gentlemen manned by Between three thousand and four thousand of England s finest sailors and to the other magnificent ships moored in that Harbor belonging to Large companies and when i looked at the commanders of these vessels and Felt that these gentlemen could fight and Man their ships As Well As their sailors loud applause and when i looked at the Energy of our people i said a a Well Well we have nothing to fear from France even with her mighty dockyard and stupendous Arsenal so close to cheers or. Roebuck m. P., at the same meeting gave Bis impressions also i saw there a mighty armament and i saw there countless guns upon innumerable forts hut i saw no Industry. Hear hear it was a Sham from beginning to end. There was no life in it. They might be powerful for defence they were nothing for aggression and As far As defence went they were nothing for us for we did not intend to attack them. Laughter but let them attack and they will find the difference. So the sea sick Landsman in ought laughter and the Sailor verified the statement. Applause he went there and moved about the deck As if the deck were in motion i with my head upon my Pillow thinking when we should arrive at Cherbourg. We did arrive at last and when we came there i found my mend walking upon the deck crossing his arms with furled brow looking at those mighty forces. His heart seemed quite in his Mouth. I said a a Lindsay what have you seen a a a of a he says a a i have seen something that is terribly astounding to i saw him next morning after he had gone to the Royal Albert and then the Many a heart seemed to be m the right place. A la Tigo he was no longer afraid. I As a poor Landsman thought what Are these preparations to do ? there is a mighty Force of forts but. They Are a set of poor ships. Even my Landsman a Eye discovered that and i think my Learned Friend or. Lindsay would say the same. They were poor ships. And then i saw scattered Over that mighty Basin the Flag of England non every Mast head and As he has said the yachtsmen there were from five thousand to seven thousand men. But i went on Shore and what did see there Why i saw men in Peg top trousers Thal put me very Meh in mind of Cochin China fowl. Loud laughter and i saw priests and women there and very ugly women too. Renewed laughter Well then i Baid to myself is there a Man among them who dare say his soul is Bis own ? i had a Man next done to me who said take care what you Are about the French colonels Are looking after you you Are not in England now. I said i knew that perfectly Well but still i will break out what i think and i did it i did it a at my own risk. But i was not in England. Recollect there is a great difference Between be fog Able to say that your Sony is Spur own and not daring to speak out what jew think and i will never believe until i see it and i do not think j a Hall see it while i am in this world that such an intelligent free born free hearted Strong armed and hard listed race of men will succumb to any terror. Hear hear my honorable Friend objects to politics and so i wont speak a word of them. When i say that understand itis a parliamentary phrase and i May say something not i withstanding. But this i will say that England has been insulted. England s parliament vindicated her and we have had the Cherbourg fetes to make up for it. I am perfectly willing to acknowledge All that but with my honorable Friend i cannot help thinking and feeling that there is something behind. What is All this for ? if i go to the town of Liverpool i see Dook after Dock full of merchantmen. I see them come from All parts of the world and float into that Basin Laden to the very brim with the worlds produce. That is England. But there i saw nothing. Sir. I saw a solitary Nimety gun ship ready to be launched on a sunday hear hear and that Wab France. Depend upon it that we arc hero not to be alarmed by any thing that my Friend has seen while we have institutions like the present. Hear hear and now i come to the moral of my tale. A depend upon it that while you have Stalwart Arma a while you Heads you need not fear any Desport Bat this world affords let him come from France or Naples. Cheers the free soil of England washed by a free Ocean thatis around us guarded by our sailors is free against the world in arms. A a a it a. Or. Roebuck considers that the Welcome proffered to the Queen and her people on this great occasion was intended to obliterate All irritated feeling arising from the insulting language off the French colonels. But the Atlantic Cable Success most opportunely comes at the same moment with French jubilation at Cherbourg. While three thousand Cannon were firing a Salute from ship and fort in Honor and half menace to Queen Victoria an English Steamer was steering through the crowded shipping for the Queens yacht to convey to her the glorious tidings that England and american were one. The whole English visitors the news and Sovereign and subjects rejoiced together. A a new Page of policy a says the times a has been opened. British statesmen will soon be made to feel that they have much to learn and much to forget. The two great nations of the Earth which upholds the principles of political and personal Freedom As the condition of their existence have been at length United in a Bond from which they could not extricate themselves if they would. The slender galvanic current which flashed with the Speed of lightning beneath the Waters of the Atlantic and informed the signal Man at Valenti a that his colleague was speaking with him from the other Side of the great Ocean was More than an answer to the roaring of the Cherbourg guns had they filled the air with a ten fold 1 it is calculated that about Twenty four thousand Miles of Cable would place England in communication with upwards of forty colonies settlements and dependencies situated Twenty thousand Miles apart in the Eastern and Western hemispheres the Mere shipping telegrams would be of incalculable importance while the political telegrams would be of infinite value to the Imperial and colonial governments. Millions of Money would be saved every year by knowing the state of Home colonial add american markets. It possible to conceive ruinous gambling speculations in Cotton at new Orleans and Liverpool when both would be in daily communication. In truth the tendency of the Telegraph to promote moderate and fair trading and to discourage dishonesty and fraud is one of its most delightful features. The crowning glory of it however is that it places America and England in closest Alliance and prepares the Way for the More rapid spread of the principles of Freedom righteousness and truth. We. Live in an age of wonders. We live a a fast a in our times. One year now produces greater changes morally and politically than did a decade or even half a Century in the Days of our fathers. A things Are hasten ing to the grand and magnificent completion of him who is excellent alike in counsel and in working and whose Tabernacle shall yet be with men. A the Indian question in its religious aspects is receiving increasing attention and bids fair uni Era the government abjure Elleno Ronghi so wicked neutrality sys tem to test the strength of the Cabinet within the next twelve months. A deputation. Waited upon lord Stanley last week and presented to him a memorial of a most important character. It pointed out that the a a neutrality which hitherto has been the Law of action in Indian policy had been repeatedly violated by change in Hindoo or Mohammedan Laws and the forbidding of practices which though opposed to the common rights of humanity were part and parcel of religious institutions and usages. So it has been As to suttee marriage of widows rights of property and inheritance seen red to persons who changed their religion. Then again neutrality had been violated by the unfair treatment of christianity and its professors. Lord Stanley was therefore urged that the forthcoming proclamation to the people of India should confine itself to the statement that no Force or fraud should be used to spread christianity that All should enjoy religious Liberty and toleration in the Observance of their respective beliefs so far As these observances do not infringe the civil and social rights of others. 1 lord Stanley to a certain sense May be said to be one of the most dangerous men of the Day. He is a philanthropist Lover of Justice a Friend of the masses at Home and of nationalities abroad. He is of pure morals and blameless life. His talents and Powers of statesmanship Are of the first order. He is Frank but firm courteous yet unyielding if not convinced. It seen a Paradox to affirm that he is a dangerous Man but i. Speak the sentiments of multitudes when i say such is the ease because he gives no evidence either in his doings or in his utterances of being under divine teaching or of having any sympathies with that evangelism without which philanthropy in sentiment is powerless in fact and without which even patriotism is impotent to regenerate society at Home. His ignorance displayed itself lamentably when he eternal principles of Justice which were Independent of or rather antecedent to any of the existing forms of belief. Justice and mercy were the offspring of truth and Ever must be so and Well did Henry Venn the Secretary of the Church missionary society and William Arthur the Secretary of the Wesleyan foreign missions assert that a a those principles did not prevail in any country where the Christian religion had not been the record thus pointedly refers to the tendency to prevent Indian officers giving private Aid to Christian schools and missions. Hitherto it has been deemed sufficient that the servants of the government shall not use their official Power or influence in such a manner As to Aid Christian missions. But it has never been deemed either necessary or right to Fetter their action As private individuals by count enhancing Christian schools or Christian missions. Under the neutrality in calculated by sir George clerk and adopted by lord Stanley we May now expect that the servants of the government will be required in future to test their neutrality by treating christianity As one of those forms of belief which is Only to be recognized in private. In other words the servant of the government May believe on Christ in his heart but he must not by any overt act. Confess Christ before the Heathen. With regard to the support of Hindoo temples,.so offensive to All Christian peo tule i Grid Yeo Ray Fiat neither Fly go late it East India company nor yet the governments m India or at Home have shown any signs of withdrawing it. The Active interference of our officers m collecting and dispensing the revenues is now disallowed. But it is held that it would be a a a breach of Faith to take away Grants for idol worship inasmuch As they rest upon treaties. Itis admitted in regard to one. Grant made in 1805, when the Marratta country was occupied that it was made by the English being a a anxious to conciliate the inhabitants of the newly subjugated it appears also that the a a Bombay Cofer ence of missionaries a had presented a memorial entreating the withdrawal of Grants for the support of idol worship including bands of a a consecrated women of a licentious character but that the pro yer of this memorial was rejected alike by the company and the governor of Bombay. The question of the Faith of treaties admits of much casuistry in such a question As this. But the animus it is which gives grief and causes alarm to a Christian mind the future of India is now in the political parties and few indeed of our leading statesmen Are thoroughly alive to what we owe to India and to god. It would seem As if the fast Day vows and confessions of last year were beginning to be a a repented still there Are various matters which give Comfort and Hope.1st. No government can Ufford to despise however it May dislike the political influence exercised by the evangelical bodies of the Empire. ,. 2dl, sir John Lawrence is coming Home to form a part of the new Indian Council. He will never i Trust be ashamed of his lord nor of. His past open countenance of Christian missions and schools. -3d. Several godly men Are nominated among the new Counselor including sir h. Rawlinson and or. East wick.4th. As John Wesley said As he lifted up his Arm on a dying bed a the Best of All is god is with in spite of opposition greater than the present the. Cause of its missions struck deep its roots in Indian soil. The tree cannot be uprooted now. The confessional has Home before the Public once More in connexion with the permission Given by a country Clergyman to the notorious or. Poole1, of st. Barnabas suspended by the Bishop of London to preach in his Church. The Bishop. Of Chichester has written a very Sharp rebuke to the offending Rector and most earnestly deprecated the introduction of the confessional into the English Church. It is pretty certain however that the evil a a spreading. It must do so wherever the other dogmas of trac arianism Are received. Oue clergy Man lately stood up at an evangelical meet Ingin the country and declared his sympathy with or. Poole and said he attributed the Superior virtue of the female peasantry in Ireland to the influence of the confessional t that the Irish Are a pure peasantry is undoubted but re onanism with its filthy Deus taught priests May not claim the Honor of it. The confessional bad a Verv Eood illustration the other Day when a protestant mistress asked her Irish servant a a what do you Tell your priest at i a session a a answer a the lies i Tell and the things 1 takes May am a a the Queen has gone on a Loving visit to her daughter the Princess Frederic at to Damy near Berlin she left Gravesend a few Days ago amid great popular enthusiasm. The government of Sweden has relaxed its severe sentence of banishment against certain women who had become converts to romanism. They Are now permitted to remain in the country. The French protestant pastors and the English evangelical Alliance forwarded remonstrances. The us Ivers and the papists have made the most of this matter. But they will not cease to he persecutors always. Persecution is contrary to the Genius of protestantism a it is of the very essence of Popery. At Phinando to there is a Complete emigration of the protestants seeking elsewhere a a Freedom to worship p. free Church missionary to the jews or. Schwartz who was a few weeks ago in London was Slabbed the other Day while ascending his pulpit stairs by the fanatical son of a jewish rabbi. His life is not in danger. Sir Colin Campbell is now a peer lord Clyde of Clydesdale and sir John Lawrence is made a baronet. A Quot Harvest is being very fast gathered in a fortnight earlier than usual. A reviving spirit. A ought we not to expect a Are we not authorized to expect some Rieher effusions some More wonderful manifestations some More convincing demonstrations of the spirits Power than we have been accustomed to witness or receive ? is this divine agent confined and ought our expectations to be confined to routine formality and fixed of Der and measure ? should we not look for times of refreshing Days of Power intimations of the coming millennial glory ?. Ate not these awakenings the very things we have prayed for longed for waited for Are they not the subject of inspired prophecy ? Are they not Given to support our Faith in divine prediction and animate our languid Hopes of the coming glory of the millennial age when a nation shall be born in a Day ? and Are there no hopeful signs of Yuehau Awakening amongst us do we not see a loud though no bigger than a Many a hand Ris Rog out of the sea the mus i pious portent of a coming rain what Means this Universal stir about the working classes this breaking Down of the barriers of ecclesiastical formalities ? thu starting up of Lay evangelists in the North and of Olena irregularities m the South thu opening of our Abbey thu roses and cathedrals for the preaching of the word of god to amp the masses i this Entrance of the gospel into places of Trade and amusement ? this gradual removal of the distinction Between things sacred and secular ? when the Savoured Are not becoming secular hut the Sec ular sacred. And especially this miniature representation of the american revivals in some parts of our own country Forf. A not be responding but hopeful. The we Lee of this revival in America comes a Ftp iry country and to every Christian As the Midnight cry of old a a behold the bridegroom a cometh a a a new Era is struggling in the birth re organize the . J. A James Efig Luk amp i. A \ be like Christ unquestionably the moral imag i of Jesus even ii regarded As nothing More than an idea is the noblest and Dearest Possession of humanity a thing surely Fer which a Man might be willing to a live or die. For this idea is the noblest to which in religion or in morals the mind of Man has Ever de. It is the Crown and Elo Nutof the race it is the holy place in which to moral consciousness May find Refuge from the corruption of every Day life. The Man who would knowingly stain or Decloud this idea would be a Blasphemer against the majesty of the divinely Begotten human spirit in ifs fairest and purest manifestation. Even if we were to regard the image of Jesus As an invention we should have to confess it to be the Snebli most fiction that the. Mind of Man has Ever conceived. We should have to own that As a Romance it map transcends every common experience and that in its world transforming Power it had proved itself More mighty and More efficacious than the whole Range of actual facts of whose reality history gives us unquestionable evidence. But just because it does so transcend alike All the Romance and All the reality in the world besides it is impossible for is to regard it Asa fiction just because it is so deeply and indissolubly interwoven with the whole development of the human race and because More particularly the origin of the Christian Frith a in its Peculiar features would be utterly inexplicable if it be not True we must of necessity View it As historical and or. Jet Tmay no a 11 sinless Ness of Jesus an evidence for working Christiana. Learn to he working christians. A be be doers of the word and not hearers Only deceiving your own it is very striking to see the usefulness of Many christians. Are there none of you who know what it is to be selfish in your christianity ? you have seen a selfish. Child go into a secret place to enjoy some delicious morsel India. Disturbed by his companions. So it is with son christians. They feed upon Christ and forgiveness but it is alone and All for themselves. Are there not some of Yon who Ean enjoy being a Christian while your Dearest Friend is not and yet Yon will not speak to him ? see Here you have got work to do. When Christ found Yon he said a a go work in my what were you hired for if it was not to spread salvation what blessed for ? of my Christian mends How Little you live As though Yon were the servants of Christ this is not like a Good servant. How Many things Yon have to do for yourself How few for Christ and his people this is not like a servant.�?me-, Cheyne. The baptism of fire. Suppose we saw an army sitting Down before a Granite fort and they told is that they intended to Batter it Down we might ask them a How a they Point to a Cannon Ball. Well but there is no powder in that it no More than half a Hundred or perhaps a Hundred weight if All the men m the army hurled it against the fort they would make no impression. They say a no but look at the Well but there is no powder m that. A child May ride upon it a Bird May Perth in its Mouth it is a machine and nothing More. A a but look at the Well there is no Power in that a child May spill it. A Sparrow May Peck it. Yet this powerless powder and powerless Ball Are put in the powerless Cannon one spark of fire enters it and then in the twinkling of an Eye that powder is a Flash of lightning and that Cannon Ball is a Thunderbolt which smites As if it had been sent from heaven. So it is with our go Orch machinery of this Day we have All the instruments necessary for polling Down strongholds and of for the baptism of fire a rep. W. Arthur. ,.memory. Overburden not thy memory to make so faithful a servant a slave. Remember Atlas was weary. Have As Meh reason As a came to Rise when thou Hast thy fall Load. Memory like a purse if it he Over foil that it cannot shut ail will drop out of it. Trim heed of a gluttonous curiosity to feed on Many things lest the greediness of the appetite of thy memory spoil the digestion thereof. Spoil not thy memory with thine own jealousy nor make it bad Briana petting it. How canst thou find that trite which thou Wilt not Trust ? marshal thy notions into a handsome method one will carry twice More weight Tensed and packed my in bundles than when it lies unto Wardly flapping about Hii . Useful maxims. Begin life with the least show and the least expense possible Yon May at pleasure increase both you cannot easily diminish them do not think your estate your own while any Man can a All upon you for Money and you cannot pay therefore begin with timorous parsimony. Let it be your first care not to be in any Many a debt. Resolve not to be poor whatever you have spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness it certainly destroys Liberty and makes some Virtues impracticable and others extremely difficult. Refs Tahoe a so often As Thon run in Barest thy Sinnes without Nefe so often thou Lepe test those Sinnes for not griet eing he that will not Mourne for the evil a which he hath done gives Earnest for the Evill he Means to Doe. Nothing Ean assuage that fire it a High Sinnes Bath made Bat Only that water which repentance hath quartet. A. V a a a

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