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Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner (Newspaper) - December 14, 1861, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaA ill a tank a. Alison a is. Little it Avii it my Kinney amp co. Editors and proprietors. T. E r is in adva Noe. A Jingle subscriptions.,.$1 50 i . 1.25 l do ii Klui in b1thjsr 0 th1 Otles. 2.00al Ivo Jot Watts we will Bead by a amp number la tin Gnu Dollar thirty three numbers. 5vtt a is Soati ing tur subscribers Aad upwards will khat by entitled to a paper without charge. No Wrt la should be prompt a Little face for the year expire a Heoji payments by Safe hands or by mall. It it Bli letters to Dall my Kisky a co., Pittsburgh a. For the Presb Tonan Banner. Editors a in these times of tired War and carnage it does the heart cd a experimentally to know that kindness i affection still exist. While he d and to its and hands Are busily engaged in biding for the wants and of Medit of our Diery at the same time the Humble a amp a and his family Are not forgotten tor Lem and the suedes of their Oak e. Ira est prayers from full Hearty ascend Lily to the to drone of Grace and a repeated kindness show that their temporal berets occupy a prominent place in the tots and affections of their people the rite cud buy that such. Is his. Experience Nong the people of h s charge Ever Nee Iny the congregation of pays Lyle they have manifested their kid Yssis by repeated and increasing donations f Many articles suited to the wants of the it Miry. In these manifestations Young he old have abounded. But on last Day the Stream like the Jprdan overflowed All its Banks. Every we was kept a profound secret from our aves and family until after service when loaded wagons were seen approaching the manse accompanied Only by a few Young sen and not until they stopped at the door Gere their designs known. They brought foe gifts of affectionate donors. Groin Lour groceries fruits of the choicest kind indeed every department in the family was Pugely remembered not even forgetting a pie por Monnie filled with Silver and Gold. Of a useless article was Given each As valuable in its place As the Money could Pye been and to Crown All they were the fee will offerings of kind and generous arts. May the lord Reward each donor thousand fold in this life and in that to erne place on each head a Crown of in ring glory. Alex Mccarrell. Claysville nov. 30, 1861 circular. Books and tracts needed for soldiers and sailors. Office of the Board of publication 1 821 Chestnut st., phila., Doe Ember 1881. / the ministers and members of the presbyterian Church Lear Brethren a a vast and. Most apor Tant work has in the Providence of Rod been placed before his Church and by almost every conceivable motive she is ailed to undertake its speedy and Earnest Ler Formano. I refer to the work of bring by the truth of god to Bear upon the kinds of those who have gone to fight the Battles of our beloved country. Half a million of soldiers and Many thousands of sailors and marines have placed their lives a i jeopardy in her defence and no Chris an will fail to desire that they May each Dall be supplied with such religious Boks and tracts As May be Best adapted god s Blessing to convert and save their the books Are ready. The presbyterian Boa a of publication provided just such books and tracts Bon the catalogue of the boards Public icons May be found at least thirty or try works admirably adapted to form a Barry for the Camp or the ship. Besides Bese the Board has recently issued for be express use of the soldiers several sex jul Lent works. A a the soldiers pocket-9p�l> a Price five cents has within a few Leeks been circulated by tens of thou hands in various portions of out. Great Mies. So has the a a soldiers series of sets Price tap cents. A a the sinners resolve a an admirable card especially use al in hospitals Sheet hymns Sheet music these have been received wherever circulated not Only gratefully hut most eagerly a a they Are earnestly asked for. I letters Are now coming every Day from i Plains officers and others most urgently requesting us to Forward packages of these Forks for distribution among the soldiers in the Camps and on shipboard prom the Auu etude of these letters i beg the privilege of submitting to the Reader extracts of very few which he May regard As Larnies of them All., a ,. A from fortress Monroe Virginia the following is from a Oha Puttin at Torreas Monroe Virginia a a a a i have constant a plications for religious books and tracts great Many Here feel tenderly on the subject of religion and on the part of All there is a willingness to hear read on the subject. Indeed Reading matter is so carte Here that religious tracts you id be read As a pastime in Leisure hours Lany feel that in View of the dangers to Shieh they Are exposed it becomes them to give Earnest heed to the things pertaining their everlasting state. Can you not i Irish me with some of your Small books find tracts a a ,. From a new York minister. The next is from a Clergyman in the a Tate of new York a a a please Send me a Lackage of Small books and tracts to be a outed among soldiers. I can put Bern to immediate use. At Elmira Are everal regiments and we have in my town the nucleus of a regiment which is rapidly forming. Or. A a a for some time a co Porteur of your Board is connected i with the Force Here and will con Amare attend to the work of distribution. I have already Given him All the tracts i have. Flentse Send a Good proportion of the sol Rio Era a pocket boy a. I have examined a Gopy of it and prefer it to anything of the Rind i have \ mom the United states naval acad a my. The chaplain of the United states naval a Tademy which is now located at Newport Rhode Island thus prefers Hig request tor a apply a a would there be any possibility / getting a contribution of your books i table for a youth s Library on Board the Ligate Constitution ? i have a Little no lies off Library of religious books for the Aishi Meti and wish to get More in no lace would the books be More Likely to do and. We have now one Hundred and arty Ladson Board and in a month will to two Hundred and Twenty. They Are angry for something to read. On. Sab with time hangs heavy on their hands and by would read religious Hooks especially biographies with avidity. I know the sowd is greatly in need of funds and if up Pau not favor us i will not murmur but you can i will be very grateful fora do action and so will the officers. A larger to portion of the midshipmen than Ever bore Are How from presbyterian com a chaplain near Washington a the comp Lam of a regiment now stationed the a Finity of Washington to whom a in of books and tracts bad been sent thus rites a the Box of books and tracts so be rally donated by the Board to this regi Lent is most gratefully acknowledged. It i a material Aid increasing my sphere of Pef ulness incalculably. The distribution these precious Little messages of Good 11 and Grace procures for me readily an go mate Access to nearly a thousand men a a Jed affords suggestive occasions for pastoral Leffort far beyond my Utip spation. A the in a a Soldier s Polce Trook a is fast the thing Supply of opt and i fms hmm Bann Ervol. X., no. 13. Pittsburgh saturday dec Ember 14, 1861.whole no. 481. Have a constant applications for it. In col. P is regiment of new York volunteers encamped close to us a Large number could be happily distributed if i could furnish them. A the Soldier s series of tracts admirably selected and published by the Board. I find Are actually worn out. As they pass from one Reader to another. Hundreds of men. 1 know Are Reading and re in Komg and pondering a far larger per Tion of religious truth by reason of these instrumental ties in Camp a than they did in ail their lives before. Can All this pre pious seed be lost think you ? indications of immediate Good in manners and morals. I have Alf Ady witnessed and my heart has been filled with of. By having seven men from different companies come to me. After Reading the Apt suggestions of the a solder pocket Book asking direction a to a place for private Devotion por my own and the neighbouring regiments a Large Supply of your German tracts and Little books Are needed. The Supply i had. Ran out directly constant applications Are being made to me for German books. There a Are Many germans a in each of the regiments Here affording a most favourable Opportunity for the circulation of evangel goal truth among them. A a the happiest instrument for Good that you bestowed upon me. Was the Large package of the Sabbath school visitor. The Beautiful Type the pictures the printed tune the Short agreeable Stone and especially its newspaper form Render it most acceptable. The men who were on guard when i distributed the papers called on me directly after they weve relieved for a that paper with the tune do Send Mea Large Supply of them from month to month if the Means of the Board will allow. A a the i Church has a wide Field in the army and a rare Opportunity for attempting a Liberal sowing of Good seed. She ought to keep our Board abundantly supplied with Means just now or the Opportunity May be lost and worse the Tares May be sown. Camp vices after the War is Over would then like the scattered seed of the pest Ferous Thistle be inevitably carried to a million of Homes to propagate soul destroying sin. May there be no Lack of Good seed for this sowing. Every contribution however Small will enable you to furnish some Soldier with that which May save his soul. The chaplains will trudge along the ridges of the Field scattering this Good seed a if you will Only fill therewith their sacks on the a need in Kentucky. Perhaps the most urgently important of All our army Fields just now is Kentucky. A Clergyman in that state who is at work for our Board writes As follows a a a i have made appeals to a considerable extent to Brethren and churches in our state for the soldiers. Still the great armies of the whole country seem to be fast collecting in this state. The soldiers really clamor and beg for religious Reading and ought without delay and fully to be supplied. Ought not our Board is a matter of duty As a matter of privilege to do its share embarrassed by civil War throughout our Borders with these immense armies dividing and covering the state our own citizens cannot possibly do As much Here in this work As ought to be done. Then again the great body of the soldiers Here Are from other parts of the country and Christian sympathies can be there most naturally awakened for them i could do almost any amount of work among these men with but Little Cost. What shall i do How much How can the presbyterians and others in the regions whence these soldiers come be reached and induced to do their share in this great and neediest of. All the Christian works now set before us in the whole world a a a we Are m Daili expectation of great Battles Here. What we do we must do a our funds exhausted. These Are Only specimens of the appeals of which As has been said dozens Are now coming to us from every part of the land. But what is the Board to do ? it is now and has for months past been making donations of books and tracts in amounts greatly exceeding its receipts. Nearly two millions of pages of tracts and Many thousands of volumes have been Given away. One Hundred and fifty thousand soldiers and sailors at least have received gratuitous religious Reading from the Board. Its resources Are nearly exhausted. Must it cease from this Good work ? we now Send Forth this Earnest entreaty to our churches Large and Small and to the patriotic and Christian men and women in those churches and beg them to Cometo oar help. Of compel us not to say to these soldiers and sailors to these officers and chaplains a a our Means Are entirely exhausted we can give you no Moro books and Send us your contributions Large or Small for this blessed work. Let All contributions be sent to James Dunlap esq., treasurer no. 821 Chestnut Street Philadelphia. William e. Schenck. It corresponding Secretary. Dangers to try by this Way and that to. Stir the hard fastening of those doors where the master himself has stood and knocked and yet none has opened and to fall at the openings of those dark streets where Wisdom herself Haiti stretched Forth her hands and no Man regarded thirty minutes to raise the dead in let us but once understand and Feci All this and we shall look with changed eyes upon that Fri Pery of Gay furniture about the place from which tile message of judgment must be delivered which either breathes upon the. Bones that they May live or if ineffectual remains recorded in condemnation perhaps against the utter or and listener alike but assuredly against one of them. We shall not so easily Bear with the silk and Gold upon the seat of judgment nor with ornament of oratory in the Mouth of the messenger we shall wish that his word pc May be simple a Ven when they Are sweetest and the place where he Speaks Likera Marble Rock in the desert about which the people have gathered in their Buskin. A selected a prayer for the nation. Humbly o god before Oliy throne our contrite hearts and spirits Bow teach us to feel that a prompts thy chastising Rodeo in now in Days gone by which tried menus souls by blood by fire and dark despair the Cross which then our fathers bore o god now help their sons to boar. In this dark hour fill thou each heart Faith and courage True a with love of country fire each breast in freedoms cause our strength renew. Preserve to us our nation lord Quot. Cast us not oif nor Hope destroy behold the waiting millions no who look to us for freedoms Joy. In coming years May we again As in years past we Oft have done come to thy Temple lord with thanks a for thy great help in triumphs won. And As we reverence those who gained. Our glorious heritage of Fame so May the nation , our Mem Ries bless and Praise thy j pulpit aesthetics. There Are two ways of regarding a Sermon either As a human composition or a Lynne message. If we look upon it entirely As the first and require our clergymen to finish it with their utmost care and learning. For our better Delight whether of car or it elect. We shall necessarily be led to expect much formality and stateliness in its delivery., and to think that All is not Well if the pulpit has not a Golden fringe round it. And a goodly Cushion in front of it. And if the Sermon be not fairly written in a Black Book to be smoothed upon a Cushion in a Majestic manner before beginning All this we shall duly come to expect but we shall i at the same time con aider the treatise thus prepared As something to which it is our duty to listen without restlessness for half an Hoir or three quarters but which when that duty has been decorous by performed we May a dismiss from our minds in Happy Confidence of having another whenever it shall be necessary. A but if once we begin to regard the preacher whatever his faults As a Man sent with a message to us which is a matter of life and death whether we hear or refuse if we look upon him As set in charge Over Many spirits in danger of ruin and having allowed him but an hour or two in the seven Days to speak to Thorn if we a fake some Endeavor to conceive How previous these hours ought a to a be to him a Small Vantage on the Side of god after his flock have been exposed for six Day together to the full weight of the world s temptation and he has been forced Towa Foch. The Thorn and the Thistle springing in their hearts and what wheat had. Been scattered there snatched from the Wayside by this wild Bird and the other and at last when. Breathless a4 weary with the weeks labor they give him this interval of imperfect and languid hearing he. Has but thirty minutes to get at the separate heart of p. Thousand Man to convince them of All their weaknesses to shame hem from All their twins to c warn them of Elj correspondence. Look Mavors Day the preparation so the Procos Bioni the volunteers Ato a a cares tub feast at Guildhall a the american ambassador and peace Street scenes and Street saxes or. Cullen and the colleges a sir k. Peel and Connaught famine a revivalist preacher at freemasons Hall the Bishop of Oxford is he a a improved a a his Sermon on Christ the healer a death of a Worth to our fathers where Are Thev a the weather com log distress the Cotton crisis. A. London nov. 16,1861. Lord mayors Day the 9th of november is emphatically an institution of the City proper stamped with the Seal a of centuries and in spite of its intrinsic gew Gaw character and the loss of a whole Day to business by its annual recurrence is alike historic and suggestive in connexion with the growth of popular Liberty and the curbing of the Power of Kings. This year the Day had two special it and novel cd act enstice the first being the presence m the procession of a guard of Honor to the chief magistrate not. As in past times of a troop of the horse guards from Whitehall but two powerful bodies of Cuy volunteers. One of these is composed of Young men of business the other of working men both in an admirable state of discipline. Along with them were mustered those embryo soldiers the a a cadets a Fine boys or Little men. From fourteen to sixteen years of age who Are dressed precisely As Are the volunteers themselves and who elect their own officers As Well i As the Lamb m due time becomes the sheep so m contrast to this Meek development. The Volunteer Cadet becomes the Volunteer Soldier and thus a Iresh Supply is secured to that band which tand re by to repel any rude invader. Lord Palmer ton. In his speech at Guildhall could not help saying a word m this sense with regard to the volunteers but the rest of his words. Like those of the american ambassador were singularly free from warlike allusions and full of Eulogius on the blessings of peace and Good will. Never Tubeless there was an underlying consciousness As it were in the breasts of those who spake and those who listened. The american ambassador ignored As far As silence could do the existence of civil War at bime and spoke admiringly of our Queen miss Nightingale our poets and philanthropists As being regarded by americans As their property As Well As ours. And right Well did he discourse on the honesty and truthfulness which ought to characterize Diplomatist. But after All neither he nor the crowd at the splendid Guildhall banquet could forget that blood was flowing that a Black Cloud Lay upon the future that Lyons had been writing Seward and Seward had been smartly replying to Lyons that Diplomatist were not usually candid a and. That As for Europe Louis Napoleon was still the arbiter on whose Fiat perhaps ominously muttered Forth on new years Day depended the it Fate of italian Liberty and the great question of a general european conflagration. The second Peculiar feature of this years lord mayor s Day was found in the fact that the chief magistrate who Rode so grandly in that richly gilded coach with All his glittering train and who went first to Westminster Halloo be sworn in by the chief Baron after a flattering genealogical and biographical portrait drawn by the Learned recorder of the City and then came Back in the afternoon to preside at a the feast the rare peculiarity i say of the Day was that Alderman Cabitt was lord mayor a second time. The fact was that his wealth enabled him to meet the. Expenses better than most aldermen and these Are at the least in Ordinary years �10,000 each1 yeat which must inevitably be. Incurred next year the annus Mirabilio of the great of High degree will be in , and the mansion House with its Noble egyptian Hall will become a banqueting House for the a foie of All nations. But let us mingle with the crowds that Ione. The streets on lord mayors Day. The grand procession with themen in Armor banners and bands volunteers and City companies the lord mayor and sheriffs carriages with All the aldermen in. Succession or passes about noon Down cheap Itle which to Day is sanded. And Gravelled the. Usum business trafficking of course. Forbid Ampey a and suspended.1 a. Each Side is lined with vast numbers of All Ages and the windows of shops and warehouses Are filled with ladies and their children the. Latter in great Delight with the As soon As the lord mayors Carriage and its following train have passed by Quot Ai London mob of a a roughs a thin wiry Young Fellows flock into the Middle of .the,.streets, and amuse themselves by one another not sparing the hat of the honest Mystic or peach cheeked Farmer from Essiex or Kent. Let is keep Clear of these a troughs a and after the lord Mayon Hais Golas far Asl ult a Gaje Hill step aside in a wha is called st Paul s Church Yard in reality a Street outside the paling and Gates of the Cathedral. The people Are Here in Force for this is a Holiday and they will Waif til the lard mayor comes Back again. There Are ple to of attractions and tempting a bargains a for them. Liere for example the first of several claims to popular regard. Who is he ? Why the Man who last year sold and al ways Sells a a Gold ? chains a on lord mayors Day. Listen to him. A look Here a he cries a a this is not a country Village where gaping rustics can be easily gulled no my1 friends it is the great City of London where a jewellery shop May be seen every second House. In a Here on a account of a Wager Between two gentlemen As to the possibility of Selling one Hundred Gold rings in st. Paul a Church Yard in the nineteenth the rings of Piso brass or. Copper Are then displayed and quickly sold for a Penny a piece. But who comes next a a Man who mounts a blacking Box which he carries with him in order to make himself conspicuous and who holds Forth after a his fashion speaking with the usual solubility of the Street salesmen a a gentlemen you Are surrounded by impostors by Fellows,.�?� a hit at the previous Salesman a a who pre tend to sell Ever so Many things for a Wai Ger. 1 have come Here to Day for the purr pose of rewarding the Public by giving away some spare Money. Now then,.gen a Tlemcen speculators who la give me two and a four Pence for half a immediately several offers Are made and lie duly pays the half crowns. He then descend to Small sums with each offering la premi ump such As a shilling for ten Pence Down to a a a Penny for a Halfpenny a what a Rush Here of the Small boy 1 a a for a Halfpenny a he does not however lose More than a shilling in this Way and then comes his Harvest. Eor at once he produces a number of glittering off chains and next broaches with a a precious stones set. All round with Gold and then having quickly disposed of them at a shilling a piece he is followed up by other candidates for favor not forgetting the a a Palter Erst who incessantly Call out a a Beautiful coloured picture a displaying it in folds like ribbons a a of the lord mayors show Only one Penny thus the afternoon passes away and the people gather on the Side paths of the strand Fleet Street , cheap Side and Wood Street to see the lord mayor return from Westminster Hall. Next follow for an hour and a half the carriages of Cabinet ministers foreign ambassadors West end magnates and other invited guests who drive up to the Guildhall and then enter to take their places and some of them to make their speeches in that multitudinous company. A doctor Cullen is seriously alarmed by the Small support which the Lomish Gentry and Middle class in Ireland gave to the a a Catholic University and by their sending their sons to the Queens College. He certainly gets the most of it in the Battle Between constitutional Liberty coupled with an education fitting Young men to compete and competitive examination impartially carried out is now the Rule for appointments in the civil service of the state. Such bitterness and bigotry Are quite in keeping with the Mission of this papal Legate namely to arrest the Progress of Liberal ideas and to Dis sever roman Catho lies from. All association with protestants. Thus also we account for the coarse attack made on lord Brougham on account of certain statements by no Means sectarian made by him at the social science Congress in Dublin some months ago. The chief Secretary is at present in Connaught closely investigating the social condition of the people and especially ascertaining How far there is ground for the cry of approaching a a famine Quot which sometimes is raised by popish priests without Good reason and who As a class disgraced themselves by their abase of Public Money in the famine of 1846-47. There is no doubt that the crops of the poor people in Nineteen regions have been Well nigh de Stroye d by the Rains and from the same cause the peat or a a turf a is not found in the Irish Cabin. I am sure if Public assistance is needed it will be accorded rather that voluntary subscriptions will be forthcoming from England if the alleged distress is proven to be a reality. A the Rev. Denham Smith of Dublin Well known in connexion with revival1 meetings there is announced to deliver an address in freemasons Hall on a a the present religious As i think i mentioned in a former letter or Smith delivered addresses at Geneva Durrf ing the period that the evangelical con Ference held its sittings and professor la Harpe acted As his interpreter. His manner is Peculiar and in Many respects popular and pleasing. But in fear that there is too much of attempted excitement and Quot that the distinction Between the work of Christ in reference to his justifying righteousness and that of the sanctifying spirit Are not always sufficiently preserved. Nevertheless in what or. Smith has published i see nothing of this nor the smallest approach to rationalist error. The Bishop of Oxford is exceedingly Active in preaching and speaking on behalf of the society for the propagation of the. Gospel. He shows no favor to. The society and certainly its thoroughly evangelical committee have no Confidence in him. His eloquence is employed on behalf of another society whose chief agents in the colonies and among the Hea. Then arc High churchmen. There Are exceptions to this but Only in measure. The Bishop however when he goes to speak or preach in a town where it the evangelicals Are Strong has a Sermon or speech calculated to win them and vice versa where the a a High and dry a or your Semi tract Arian anglicans Are dominant. Some say a a he is much a and in a doubt edly in his opposition to the Broad a Church negative,-and1 essay a schools die has been compelled to fall Back on those grand objective truths which whenever they Are made prominent necessarily throw a the apostolic al succession of a Priesthood and sacrament arianism into the Shade. But it ,the Bishop smites. Rationalism he and his party were the occasion of its. Development by reason of the Oxford trac arianism which they originated endorsed and pampered. He Falls Back in argument now on Christ a Miracle so but in is Quot to a be forgotten that his tract Arian friends put the false miracles of the a a the Church a in the Olden time on a level with the mighty works of Christ and my re than this made Little of external evidence in their Zeal for tradition and . A however let. Us Hope that dry Ilbe Foice is improving. He works hard preaches a great Deal and gives Good Pray tidal advice to his clergy. Last week he preached a behalf1 of a Hospital at Derby which brings a outa some of this a characteristics. Has a text was a a go your Way and fell John the things which you. Have and the l Ord Jesus referred Johns disc Jules to Nis works of Healing As a special proof of is Messiah ship is this not Only bed a Power but because there was something in them which separated is works from those of prophets and patriarchs under the old dispensation. We shall therefore consider 1. The special feature which connected the act of Power with his Messiah ship. 2. Whether in the act itself or in the Way of doing it there was any speciality that marked it out As differing from the acts of those who came before him or who followed him As his witnesses. The following is a portion of his remarks on the second of these topics take Moses or the prophets or the apostles and you will find that there was nothing about their works that co a nested the with the worker. On the contrary Here was a studied Endeavor to separate the two. In the ease of Moses there was a special danger As we May suppose for the children of Israel if they should think the Power of working miracles was in am a there Oreall was done by a Tod. He was merely the worker and the instrument not the source of Power. And there was a constant witness that the old Tesla ent messengers from god did not work the wonders by. Their own Power the eyes of men were continually turned to another. The preface a a thus saith1 the lord a usually declared who the worker was besides they were often wrought alter Earnest sincere prayer that god would Grant them the Power of working signs and wonders. And this runs through j the whole. A when thei fire fell from heaven of the sacrifice at mount Carinel it was in i answer to prayer when shaman the syrian was of his leprosy the. Was disappointed that there was no personal worker and that he was Only told by the Prophet How he might be healed. So when l Eter and. John healed the lame Man at the Gate of the Temple they were careful to show it was by the Power of another. so earnestly on us As though by our Power or holiness Madei this Man to and when about to heal j they directed him to. Another Asi the source of Power a in the name of Jesus Christ of Naza a ret Rise up and then another remarkable thing is that taken As a whole there was no exclusive character of mercy about their works. Moses began with simple act of Power As a Rod becoming n Serpent and budding then works of severity and judgment followed As signs of gods presence and Power As the plague of Hail locusts &c., famine blindness leprosy All works of judgment the Thunder pealing in the heavens and Over ageing like the lightnings Flash from the skies but unlike the gentle rain descending As mercy and love. In our lords works however you will always observe this character of Loving mercy. The taking of the Man to Beth eased aside out of the crowd asking him a a Dost thou believe a moistening the Clay and personally anointing him. Also it the putting of his hand upon the Leper was forbidden by the Law of Moses these things were clearly works of mercy and were to teach1 that from him from his body in someway through the personal acting of his own will the. Work of Healing was wrought. There was no prayer for the help of another but it is said a a 1-will, be thou ail was done by the simple exercise of inherent Power. A a that be May know that the son of a Man on Earth to forgive .sins,-.he Saith to the sick of the palsy i say unto thee arise take up thy bed and go thy Way unto thine and so also he cast out the spirits by his word not by prayer and a healed All that were Siok. And in hat great instance when he triumphed Over the last great enemy of Man he said with simple kingly Power a a a Lazarus come Forth a there was no stretching himself a upon the child no Earnest supplications to his father but As holding himself the keys of death and Hal he says a a Lazarus come and it is done Tophet and hades knew his voice and of Man. Delivered up at his simple bidding the prey that he had taken. In All these Points therefore a in the Way our blessed lord exerted the Power there a was a great difference to those who either Yent before him or who Bame after him As his witnesses. The following As to the improvement we should make both i to fireguard to sickness in our own persons respect its visitation upon others is very excellent. As to personal improvement of affliction he says As to the first Point we ought in disease to see gods witness against sin gods testimony to the corruption that pm a in everyone of us by nature which is Central Springs of our being and manifesting Quot itself outwardly in the Tabernacle of the body. We ought to Bear sickness when it comes a As a penal infliction that comes from the hand of our heavenly father and to Pray for submission under it. We ought to see in it a Mark of his great love that he turns every part of the penalty As to the redeemed into an instrument of their salvation. Disease is intended to Lead us to Christ for the restoration in our own person both of our body and our soul. And is not this the great lesson of our religion to understand that our whole life Here is a time of restoration to be received from the hand of Christ the lord1�?a time of service for us and not of full enjoyment that he now gives us sust nation of our weakness and that our full enjoyment shall come when we Are perfect. We Are in the presence of the great physician and we Are to seek continual Healing from his own hand and just As we say to a Rich Friend who a the too anxious and Likely Tot injure his health by going Back to his business do soon a a remember that your present work is to get Well a so this is gods voice . A we. Ought to seek his Healing Power that he May renew us inwardly stamp his likeness upon us that he would teach us to open our hearts to him to take our secret unknown individual Burden unto him to go to Lam amidst the press and throng that Are around about him in the professing world and say a if i can but touch the hem a of his garment,-1 shall be made and so beloved Brethren seek this close upon it there is nothing that the natural heart of a Man will not rather do. An entire sacrifice of the heart is required when we turn to Christ. But the heart wishes to keep some indulgence to cherish some Darling sin to practice some bowing Down in the House of Rimmon but it shrinks1 above All else Iron this close Contact with Tho lord. V it without this outward devotions outward ordinances outward efforts Zeal for a certain objects a and in doing certain act Are All id vain. Whatever stands Between the soul and. That soul reaching Christ is to be removed. If we learn this we shall learn the very secret of life for our great object should be a that i May know him and the Power of his and see Here the. Blessedness of sickness and weakness of body. As instruments of Good. The Strong Man rejoicing in his strength is smitten Down with fever his weakness he reaches Forth to take hold upon the strength of the Strong one. So the Man who has friends he loves and a family he dotes upon sees sickness enter into the family seize upon his Dearest earthly one or with its partial operation harass his a own life. Why is it because the love of clod would not suffer his a redeemed ones to have their portion Here and these trials Are Angels in disguise who while we linger and delay in the cities of the Plain Lay hold upon us As they Didi upon the tarrying patriarch saying a a escape tor thy life look not behind thee neither Tarry All the Plain lest thou be it will be observed that in no sentence of these passages is there a reference to aught of Priesthood or rationalism but to Christ alone. The Church missionary society has. Lately lost its excellent treasurer or. Thornton of Clapham common son of the Ever to be venerated John Thornton who was one of the earliest promoters by generous gifts and , of the British and foreign. Bible society and of every Kindred institution. The fathers and founders of the great societies Are fast passing away. Quot we sigh As we read in the newspapers a notice of their departure just As it makes us sad to read of the death of on. After another of those that fought wih Wellington at Waterloo. A hut for the cause and churn he of Christ there is provided by the great King a constant succession of Able and devoted mento catch up the it Banner from the dead had of those who have fallen on the Field. Enemies to the truth have started up from unexpected quarters but never in Europe in Asia or in Africa among jews or gentiles was the written word so mighty a quickened As now vindicating its authority by. The most glorious of All miracles the breaking of the Stony heart in pieces Afi informing map anew after the divine image. A a 1 1 the weather which1 for a longer period than usual has a been the finest and fairest known a in. England a for years i so Ruhr a and Winter will a try. Very severely the Lancashire and Yorkshire populations in consequence of cessation of work or a a Short time a by those whose Trade is dependent on the Supply of Cotton. The population earn a great Deal in Good times but they Are ask a Rifle self indulgent and improvident thus laying up Little or nothing for the a a Rainy Day a Earnest counsel has been tendered to the Mill workers in various places by the masters and proprietors but it is almost inevitable if unexpected Relief does not come from sudden change across the Atlantic in connexion with the great naval Expedy Tion of the North that great misery and distress will be experienced. Nevertheless our government stands firm against the idea i shall not say the proposal of breaking the blockade. I am not so sure if the tory party were in Power that they would be so quiet in this matter. \ i am firmly convinced that sympathy for the South is mainly found among the tory party who have a natural sympathy with the descendants of the carvalidrs1 still a if the War be Long continued the multitudes both in England and France will feel and a express impatience and As hunger is claimant no american need wonder at or blame such doubt the a a Southern commissioners a now in this country Wilfido to fan the flame of discontent. May the infinitely Wise. Just,.,and merciful one solve the difficulty in his own Way for his glory and the downfall of every system which degrades humanity and binds Fetters on any Section of our race. J.w-. It is not merely the want of Cotton but of Market for the production of the Mills which cause the working on a a Short the Market is glut lad with Cotton yarns and fabrics and less production is to some extent a eds. Quot a. The constraining influence of example. Ten years ago when an unconverted Man i boarded Rin the family of a pious woman whose husband was. Not a Christian. There was a daughter of Nineteen another of fourteen and a son of ten every morning after breakfast i heard that Humble woman gather her family in the Kitchen and read with them a chapter a a verse about a in the Bible. Then As i could not help listening there was a peculiarity of service which mystified me. At last i asked one Day if i might remain. She hesitated her daughter blushed but said i could do so if i really desired it. So i sat Don with the rest. They gave me a testament and we All read. Hueu kneeling on the floor that Mother began her prayer audibly for her dear Obaob Ilire her husband and herself and then pausing a moment As if to gather her energies or Wing her Faith uttered a Render affectionate supplication for me. She closed and her daughter began to Pray poor girl she was afraid of me i was from College i was her teacher Bat she tremulously asked for a Blessing As usual then came the other daughter and at Jast the Sony the youngest of that circles who Only repeated the lords prayer with one petition of his own. His amen was said but no one Rose i knew in the instant they were waiting for me. And in poor prayer less 1�?-had no word to say. It almost broke my heart. I hurried from the room desolate and guilty. I few weeks Only passed when i asked them permission to come in once More and then i prayed too and thanked my Ever patient Saviour for the new Hope in my heart and the new song on my lip. It is a great thing to remember that there is in the gospel As in the Law provision made not Only for a a thy son and thy daughter thy Man surya stand thy maid servant a but also even a for the stranger that is within the gateshoarding in hard times. In the judgment of Many Christian men times like the present seem to justify hoarding far beyond what would be considered right in periods of Prosperity. A we must put by or a Rainy Day a is the exclamation a a we know not what May we propose now to give one or two reasons why1 this kind of covetousness is unlawful. In the first place observe that god has specifically warned us against accumulation. There is an awful admonition Given to us in one of the most dread scenes that scripture unfolds. A a i will pull Down my barns a said a Rich Man a a and build greater and there i will bestow All my fruits and my goods. And i will say to my soul soul thou Hast much goods Laid up for Many years take thine ease eat drink and be merry., but god said unto him thou fool this night thy soul shall be required of thee then whose shall these things he which thou Hast provided a. And st. Paul tells us that they a that will be Rich fall into temptation and a snare and into Many foolish and hurtful lusts which devour men in destruction and perdition. A. And then comes that fearful judgment a a no covetous Man who is on isolator hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and a the covetousness which is Here forbidden we cannot but think is that which when a competency is obtained seeks to accumulate to turn income into principal As if in insurance against the risk of god governing the world according to his own will. Two sins Are involved in this. In the first place we turn from gods treasure a from the work of omissions of love of mercy among our fellow men that which should be consecrated tits use. Hoarding is a cancer which the moment it is permitted to touch that which we hold in Trust stretches out its clutches until it grasps and then corrodes All. A Quot whenever we hold Little we Rob. Every thing. And in the second place , thus. Withdraw our care from god and put it upon ourselves. We the week the Blind the miserable tottering under the Load of our responsibilities turn our sullen countenance from him the All Loving a when he seeks to take our Burden on himself and hug it to ourselves the closer and totter on till we Are crushed. There is a doubles wrong in this. It is a sin a wild and wretched impiety toward god. And then it is killing our own souls. No Inan is even temporarily the better for this distrust of god. A Rich As Well As poor hang equally upon his Bounty. What the lord wills is to be the portion of each and that Arm will fail which seeks either to keep or to Heap against god. And then for the next world the heart that in its hoardings has nourished a distrust of god until that distrust becomes a dark and suspicious i it Rio which has kept on in a disobedience until its irrevocable rebellion a How can that heart be fit for else than the abodes of the lost a Ltd and god has not left us without warn Ings written a in the Saddest and deepest lines to enforce these -.commands. The voices of the. Rich mourning for their Chil. Drent the the father who had toiled so hardly sinking under the Burden of ingratitude Are these1�?T not sri thin tie experience of Iusi All.? that a Vilt Riri bus suf Fering which a the. To minion lot of it our race is no where Moj painfully shown than in the transmitted penalty on accumulation. As the sin is for the future the by fading up of the family so the judge rooms it a the future a the he Tinguf he follow1 Pai Libei phial scorn Wist i a gaze in a buildings 84 fifth st., Pittsburgh a. Yum c 7bst�?Tc0r. Ltd 7tij and Cut Beirut Jade a to amp a a a to a is tshm8 in and Taroji. A Square 8 lines or Leas one insertion. 60 Centa each subsequent insert Iii. Defife etch Kao Ftp tend 8$�f�rc j a Square per Quarter $4.00 each line of a my Naos amp its a notices of ten lines or Lesa $1.00 each additional line 10 cents. A a a a. To David my Kiki Tey amp co., it it pb0fri2t0b8 Atto Pinata item. These accumulations wherever you can find them and see whether they Are not Impre rated with a curse itself As they descend. God has bound us Over in the recognizance of the love of children to keep this his . Then the Hummer heart itself becomes so Nahuman under the influence of this passion a Liep grows up a Subtle men Bane about it which closes first this and then that Channel through which Joy and love might flow la and out soon the charities a of social them those of Domestic life. Cease and then comes that choking misery that morbid r suspiciousness and malevolence a which grows upon a heart walled in upon itself. And next comes that ossification under which the Man will be in capable of on e gush of love to Man or Trust in god his a forever is now that awful a a Burden which god once so lovingly a offered to take on his Man divine breast. It is a judicial state that of Many in which god has permitted his judgments to be executed in the life time so that men might see and take heed. From this we see the wrong of hoarding on the play that we cannot with our Charity because Home. Observe the hard ingratitude of this toward god. So human Bene amp actor would be thus treated. Here for instance is a son Cboin a father has covered with bounties with the Assurance that whatever else is wanted will be supplied. A constant flow of kindness shows How secure this Promise is. When the father sends a suppliant with the message Quot give him of a your stores i will repay you a a would that messenger be re pulsed ? yet god who has heaped such blessings on us also sends to us messengers with the same entreaty. Every poor sufferer in every missionary on our outposts every movement of love for which the Church appeals Meta such a messenger. Unless we so Harden a ourselves that we Are past feeling we must listen. The messengers come from him a who has cared for us so gently and lovingly and whose promises Are so sure. Yet do we not often throw contempt on this tenderness and constancy by saying that we still fear for ourselves and that Charity begins at Home ? is not this to say that we a will not pay these messengers of our lord i because we cannot rely on the heavenly Assurance that if we cast our cafe on him he will care for us ? a it May be that these very messengers Are a a sent to try whether we really have Faith in god. If. Faithless a How can we enter heaven ?. It is not Only to him who resolutely refuses to give on the ground that he must first provide for his household that this warning comes. He who reluctantly Doles out a few drops of Charity while he is accumulating streams or he who instead of hoarding scatters in profuse living in like manner stints-his1 gifts to the lord s Treasury and equally refuses to cast his care on the lord. And to him the result is equally perilous. This penury toward his master gradually eats out his heart. The eyes May appear still to reflect Light the hand to move but this coldness toward god this practical want of belief in him should bring up to you who thus live the awful question were you born again ? could you be so dead to your master so i responsive to his tender appeals had you really Faith in him1�?if you really believed in the sweetness of Grace that he he died for your soul a episcopal recorder or. Exo tons on preacly Iii. In recently Reading professor Parks a life of or. Emmons a i met with some sententious sayings of that eminent divine pertaining to this subject that i considered worthy of noting Down and most attentively pondering and i earnestly desire that they might have the most extensive circulation. He was a minister of the gospel for seventy one years and an Active pastor for fifty four years of that period. Being once asked what he considered the secret of popular preaching he replied a to preach without with your a hearers consciences and with animation enough to produce a great excitement of the natural sympathies which will make persons feel that they have some native goodness. And let your sermons be without be a a ginning a Middle or a again he says a a if you desire to be popular do not explain your terms. Preach about total depravity regeneration &c., and leave your hearers to understand your language in their own sense which they will All approve. They will Praise you for saying a great Many Good another of his truthful and suggestive a others on this subject i must Here insert a a a a a a a a those ministers who preach the gospel plainly fully and faithfully do not usually leave their people As they find them from Sabbath to Sabbath. They either conciliate or alienate the affections of their hearers toward their offended Sovereign.�?�. How much truth there is in this. If the gospel is the Power of god and the preachers own soul is properly aroused by it he canno t but be in Earnest and he will be instrumental in rousing others so that they a will feel they must either yield or offer a very determined resistance so that they cannot feel comfortable while they Are in a state of rebellion against the or Sovereign. A Fine spun moral essays rhetorical flourishes and soft sentimentalism prettily dressed will never do this work. We have a vast amount of a Rose water religion a and a a corresponding amoqnt1 of the same kind of preaching. There is a terrible Lack of moral Power in the pulpits As Well As in the pews. Bot need to be baptized with the holy ghost i both need a hot a Boston recorder. A christians witnesses. Certainly there is no higher form in which the evidences of christianity can be presented than that which is seen in the Man of mind As he walks with god living in usefulness to others and waiting in Confidence and Hope for his own dismissal to the better world. The saints approved of god Are witnesses of the highest order to the Worth. And a Power. Of the religion by which they lived and died. They furnish por traits of the perfect Many portraits of , painted by the own Pencil and1 Hung up by him in the Reata a picture gallery of the visible Church As the fairest Garn iture of that living Temple., elsewhere in the world one such Are to be. Seen. And yet what christianity does for Man on Earth is Only the feeble be ginnings of what it will do for him when the sin is forever separated from his person and he is made like Jesus Christ a the positive perfection of heaven beloved now Are we. The signs of god and it doth no t yet appear what we shall by. But we know that when be shall appear a we shall be like him for we shall see Hita As he i . I Mcleod loan edition is preparing and w la no doubt i go off with a Nesli Ripi duty a a a

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