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Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner (Newspaper) - September 14, 1864, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaSt Ian in up Allison i editor Jiin kit la a Ite Tison \ Quot a do Tou Jan yes Allison a co., proprietors terms in Advance. Stat 5l��iy or in Sciaba .$2.00 in Hrh it it a Ini a or run Chis. 2.50 stir titty us ten and Scriber and tip Wardel will j entitled to n paper without charge and another trn Watjer for Tny second ten 4o. R,., by prompt a Little before the year Eipl Rea. I acct i la letters to Jam is Allison amp co., Pittsburgh a. Sot the presbyterian weeks in the Potomac army or now the sick Man got Well. A no. I. From the a a wilderness a a to Frederic Lisburg. A a Fains nor tolls nor trials heeding and in heaven s own time succeeding god Speed the right.�?�. Up Early How much sleep Lave you had ?. About four hours and we must move on before to breakfast. A just As a a the Captain a says. What confusion a apparent at least along the Road this morning wagons Cuttle and men seem to be All in a a a the slightly wounded who have left the hospitals on loot do n t know where to go and each is inquiring for Tho whereabouts of his Hospital. But if As report tends to make it our army was rather worsted yesterday it is Well that we Are Only in Eon fusion not in Captivity. Guess one of our comp amp by thinks we Are about As Good As captured a intimates that we will probably be carried to Richmond. He is evidently scared. A a. Sorry for him dope to see any use in troubling so much a better take things coolly. For our part we feel disposed to let Field agent do the troubling for whole party while we simply obey orders. Well you Are taking it coolly sound asleep on a Brush Heap 1 Wake up and give account of Yon Roll. Only carrying out our theory. Agent is off looking up our Hospital your place you know is in its train and having nothing Spe Oliai to do Here but wait ice just Bent two or three Green Bushes upon this Little pile of dry Brush you see and coiled Down fur a Nap. J kept the Wagon in sight a however save when our eyes were shut. Why Ditl Yop Remai n to Long under that Small pipe tree up there because we would n t Well help it. Our Nap Over we sat Down there to write Home. In the meantime a Largo of army cattle oame up in our rear. We supposed they would keep to right or left but they divid cd a a flanking us on both Sidebo and closing up again in front they kept us com poly surrounded until the whole drove had leisurely passed beyond. But Here comes your agent. It a and you hear his orders he has found our Hospital in the rear and bids us drive Buck to it so lot us be moving. I do n t see How you Cati drive Back much farther in face or these thronging regiments Wiloh fill the Road acid on double Quick ate marching in the opposite1 dire Tion. What Defes it All mean 7 it is said that Lee is retreating and that these Are Hasting to Cut him off a a a fight or a foot race a a a on to Richmond a. And what Are we. Going to do a proceed to our Hospital or go with the tide ? a neither just now because we can to. Our agent directs however that As soon As we can get a proper place in the train we shall turn and follow the army. I the meantime we Are to go across the Road to that commission tent there and get something to eat As we May have to March All night. The right thing in the right place that tent is Good for a squat now As Well As for the sick and Sci shded Quot and we Are not to be carried to Richmond but to join in the a a it is now in the. Night and. Or. 8-, our agent has concluded that our company will no keep abreast in the Quot race Quot any longer but put up in this vacant House by which we have halted till morning. Let us Light a Candle go reconnoitre. It a Here is a Good room in which we can spread our blankets and sleep nicely. Yes and bore s a Bunch , Straw with which we can Brush up the Dusty floor a liitle. A about ready to a a turn in a Are we not ? yes the Driver bps the horses a harnessed i believe Hay is out for them and every thing appears to be fixed for a Good night s rest for Man and who comes Here claiming acquaintance with or. 8 a a a an army correspondent of the new York Herald to a a about to bunk Down Are you a a a yes a a do you think it quite Safe to d6 so a a i guess it is do not you a a by no manner of Means our army will have pmed his Point by about two o look and., in an hour after the rebels will follow in their a a sensation is not it 1 _. Guess our agent is not quite satisfied to take it As such at any rate hear him. A a boys we must Roll our blankets a Tob up. And move on instead of resting unless we wish to be a a carried to Richmond 1 wont our Driver be in a Good humor a but just a harnessed for. The night As he supposed and now must harness up again and lose his sleep which last he particularly dislikes 1at length to have Daylight and breakfast Quot a a a a a a and facing toward Spottsyl Vanla court House it seems. What an immense Camp we have Here. A Little farther in the direction of Spott Sylvania and Here we have come upon a cavalry Hospital. _. _ and a sorry sorry it is a a old dilapidated a Quot a Bouse with its floors and Yard covered with about one Hundred wounded men some of them badly and Many with scarce a bit of tent cloth to shield them from this hot Sun. There has been . An officer Back where we top breakfast said he had lost sixty men in six minutes and the ground about this Hospital is said to have been fought Over Lour times. But Here Hume the ambulances to take these poor Fellows to Fredericksburg to Are told. Glad to see them go from Sueh a place As this but it will to. A hard ride for them. We will precede them in search of our corps again but we must first help them into Tho Ambi glances. Poor Fellows 1�?one Short of a leg and the other of an Arm both in th8 same ambulance. Well this does exceed a the marching or driving we have. Yet experienced making headway in the face of an army train that seems endless while its wagons Are sometimes three abreast is no child s play Little by Little we Are gaining a Popyer. There is nothing like waiting and working it last we a five reached the Frederiks g Road and More with it have found ninth army corps again. While the is is passing we will have some refresh it and then take our place in the hos al train for the pity. Darkness is upon us Agaid and another it March before what a weary Way for these poor own in the ambulances i we would Day do More than give them the smooth-3 track Whie we with the Wagon , vol. Xhu. No. 52 Pittsburgh wednesday september 14. 1804 whole no. 621 lumber Over these broken remnants of what was once a Plank Road three o clock in the morning 1 and halted at last a Little out of Fredericksburg. And the teamsters Ara ordered to a Sun hitch anti feed in the Road just As they stand. To can but do the same. Shall we get any sleep those who Oan. mean those who have played a a squat ter sovereignty a and a preempted Quot the Wagon. I do and the balance of us May wait and watch for Tho Day. Will not have Long to watch however. _ _ but poor go a ought to have sleep he is not fit to stand so much a a grief yet Nas continued to March on foot when he ought to have been in the Wagon and he is utterly exhausted. All True but to a a have been a in the Wagon is the Only Way to be in , and be will Havo to go sleepless As Well As we buteo me take this water bucket and let us sit by the fire Here while we watch for the morning. 1 did you hear that one poor fellow died in his ambulance a Little while ago ? you see those men with a lantern Down there below the Road they Are digging his grave. A Way Side burial How sad and lonely but. With the poor Soldier it is a dust to dust wherever he Falls. How cruel it was that when wagons were found on Tho Side Tco of to night the. Ambulances behind should to ordered out upon the broken planks. It Wab cruel. I was there at the time and As each ambulance began to Jolt Over the pieces i would hear the poor wounded Fellows groan out with pain. A and before the move was made we heard some one say a a i will take the if be were a surgeon we pity the but Fieres All the More As it is probable that this is not the last they will experience of his a a tender Quot a a Daylight Onee More and glad of it. 1 so Are we and this makes two nights in succession in which we have not had ten minutes sleep preceded too by eleven in which we have probably averaged but about four hours to each mob t. If a a the sick Man a can stand this i guess he will get a a Well a when he gets a Chance. And with the Early morning we enter the Little my of Fredericksburg sad memory and now to be of sadder memory still. This Long line of ambulances with those that shall follow will make it one grand Hospital for our Brave wounded. Here thousands will suffer Here hundreds will die and Here they will be buried. Flowers plucked from Many a Distant Garden will Here drop their faded leaves in strange dust commingling. C por the presbyterian Banner. All Hail Maryland messes. Editors a i Tomk i have not seen in your columns any notice of the arts and debates of a a the convention of the state of Maryland for the formation of a new a Friend who is a member of the convention has been sending me the stenographers report of their proceedings and i have read them with great interest especially As that is my native state. Permit me to direct attention to two particulars.1. The convention has adopted by a very Large majority an article repudiating the state rights or secession doctrine As follows a the Constitution of the United states and the Laws made in pursuance thereof being the supreme Law of the land every citizen of this state owes Paramount allegiance to the Constitution and government of the United states and is not bound by any Law or ordinance of this state in contravention or subversion this article did without a very strenuous and persistent opposition especially to the clause a a this state owes Paramount allegiance. To the Constitution and government of the United the opponents of the article however with scarce an exception disavowed the right of secession but discoursed largely upon a a state sovereignty a a a state rights a amp a. The inconsistency manifested in not following their arguments to their legitimate conclusion As South Carolina and other. Rebel states have done was very clearly demonstrated. 2. But on the question of the continuance of slavery in Maryland the discussion was still More animated and protracted and the vote on the utter and final destruction of the whole system was even More decisive. The following is the article As adopted a a hereafter in this state there shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude except in punishment of Erifile whereof the party shall have been duly convicted and All persons held to service or labor As slaves Are hereby declared in refer Nep to this action it May be remarked that so. Recently As 185� a similar convention inserted in the Constitution of the stale an article expressly forbidding the legislature to take any Steps toward the manumission of the slaves. Of course the slaveholders and their friends were triumphantly the majority and the people ratified their action. Compared with the act just quoted it will appear that Public sentiment has greatly changed since the year 1850. _ How it has come to pass that in so Short a term Public opinion has undergone so entire a revolution in regard to slavery May be gathered from the speeches of the members. I have room for Only two specimens. Says one member. A a the final argument that i shall urge in favor of the abolition of slavery in Maryland is that which has been repeatedly used in this debate. Slavery is the link that connects us with the rebellion and it must be severed. Loss of property May ensue what matter in tense loss of property has ensued from this rebellion throughout the whole of the i make the charge and Challenge refutation that slavery was the cause of this rebellion that the rebellion is to Day nothing More nothing less than slavery fighting for Power and that inasmuch As we sympathize with or attempt to bolster up or defer the obliteration of slavery in this state by just so much do we sympathize with bolster no and defer the crushing out of the rebellion and by just so much do we add to the burdens of our already overburdened country struggling for life. Not for an instant of time not by a breath of my nostrils will i now or Ever while god gives a me life approach or seem to approach by a hair s breadth toward even the imagined commission of that Damn do deed another speaker closes an eloquent argument As follows ,. A a the conviction has gone Down into the very Depths of my soul that the great ene my of my country the enemy at whose door i Lay All the evils that have fallen upon her the enemy which has tried to strike her Down from her proud place in the Van of nations which has for the a re to time dragged her proud starry Flag m tace mud and mire that enemy As god is my judge,-1 believe to be the institution of human slavery High t or wrong relieve it. Nay sir i take that Back and say that i know it. And though i am the Friend and daily companion and associate of the slaveholder i am As True and Earnest a hater of the system As breathes gods free air this night. Many a Day and Many a night have i followed the bloody history of the tithes and As i have done so i have promised myself that if the Day should Ever come when i would strike that system a Biow when i could put the knife to its heart god helping me i would strike Strong and sure. The gentleman from Anne Arundel quoted the lines i a the flush will quiver when the pioneers tear. The blood will Tollow the Koile is driven.�?�. Have marked for three Long years three Long dark terrible years the quivering flesh of my torn and bleeding country. I have marked the flowing of the precious a priceless Blond which slavery has. Drawn from veins that ought to be immortal. And Loving her As i do watching her agonies As i have watched them f will Dever forgive so help to heaven that thing which has torn her flesh her quivering flesh and drawn her precious her priceless blood the final vote gave very nearly two thirds of Theta convention in favor of immediate emancipation. Of course the one third minority did their Best to prevent it. All the usual arguments in defence of slavery were adduced and reiterated at great length and often with a remarkable eloquence worthy of a better cause. But All in vain slavery thanks be to god is doomed in Maryland. A it is nearly certain that the people of the state will adopt the new Constitution. The value of the slaves is estimated by the speakers at. From thirty to eighty millions of dollars. Maryland owes a vote of thanks to Jefferson Davis amp co. W. A. P s a since preparing the forge org i have received through the attentions of my Friend Tho action of the convention on the question of excluding clergymen from the legislature. The old Constitution of Maryland it appears had made this invidious distinction. This has been now altered so that ministers of the gospel May no longer be disqualified for Holdma seats in that body yeas 40, nays 10. The debate on the subject was very terr Esting and presented some singular Points. For example a member from the City of Baltimore in a losing an eloquent speech said a. A lit is an invidious and odious distinction extremely so. Who Are excluded by your Constitution from your legislature ? first those holding certain civil and military offices. Now although in some of its applications that is a hardship still there is some show of reason for it because a Man appointed to a civil or military office gives an implied pledge to the Public that he will devote his whole time or so much As is necessary to the faithful discharge of his duties. And to accept another office might be incompatible with discharge of those duties and he would be holding two offices and receiving two emoluments at the same time. Who else Are excluded ? negroes and convicted few ens no one else. A a or Hanifi a and women a emr Srocki Bridge a women have Oer Tam Legal rights but no political privileges. But All Meu in the state Are admissible in your legislature negroes convicted felons and ministers of the gospel exempted. A pretty Row certainly. I say this is a disgrace to our legislation and an outrage upon the common sense of the Community and i Hope it will be stricken out of our Constitution.�?�. Fro i our London correspondent Belfast August 18, 1864. I have happily escaped by pc egg a a out of town a fierce and continuous assault of summer beat in London unrelieved by even a Shower for weeks together. The Southern and Eastern counties of England have been suffering from severe drought and while i at Oban in the Highlands at Greenock and Glasgow on the Clyde saw the Clouds burst in Blessing on Valley Hill and gardens All around the Metropolis the grass was Burnt up the cattle pined and the City itself became to hot for All that could get away that last week every watering place on the Southern coast Herne Bay Dover Foik town Hastings Brighton Ramsgate and al a Gate were crowded to excess. At last came the precious rain a the sound of abundance of rain a on town and suburb on Park and Crystal Palace Garden on the Hills of Surrey on the hop Fields wheat and other cereals of Beautiful and historic Kent and the welds of fruitful Essex. It was a great Relief this ram prayer had been offered. There had gone up from Many lips and hearts a cry a a from Dewless Hill and thirty Plain 0od of the Harvest Send us rain a and the answer came in plenteous effusion. It is worthy of notice that from the prevalence of southwesterly winds the eastern1 and Southern. Coasts and counties of England and of Scotland also have much drier climate than have the Western shores and districts of Ireland and Britain. Londoners also Are taught by Admiral Fitzroy on illustrious weather chronicler to expect storm and rain two Days after they have begun to spend their Force in Ireland. A Here at Belfast is a Basin As it were never quite dry save in exceptional years such As the revival year of 1859, when for months together. There was not a drop of a in and old and Young could remain As they Ditl remain from dewy eve till near the hour of Midnight under the starlit , listening with eager Delight to the word of life Ever and anon filling the ear of night with songs of Praise which found a final and jubilant utterance As they reluctantly parted atthe Cross roads at Midnight and wended their Way to their respective Cove Hill with Lough Neath to its West the Lough of Belfast and the Atlantic sweeping along the coasts of Donegal Derry and Antrim All Combine to condense and precipitate the Vapours in the form of rain. Belfast has its full share generally and this year hitherto has not been left unvisited. As i write the heavens Are Bright the air is warm and Balmy the sea at Bangor county Down Calm As an infant in slumber and the scotch coast distinctly revealed the a fatherland a of those presbyterian settlers and immigrants in Ulster who�?~250 years ago began that colonization of the n or them counties perfected by the defeat of the rebellious Irish chiefs which has made evangelical presbytery so powerful in this Jand and which besides its contributions scotch Irish element to that rare and wondrous composite the american nation has made the Barren places teem with plenty and causes Belfast and the counties around commercially to flourish with a wondrous and Ever advancing Prosperity. A american visitors to these regions were always frequent in the summer time and even now when War is raging on your Side of the Atlantic they Are not wanting. Thus i inet , at a ministers table an american Clergyman and a worthy Citi zen both from Ohio. At Coleraine also i saw the Rev. Or. Macaulay of new York under another ministers roof and both there and previously at Belfast lending Friendly Pul pit Linen Trade of Ulster has As the result of the dearness of Cotton received a revival within Tho last few years which far transcends its most pm my Days in the Olden time. Tho demand for Fine and coarser linens is unparalleled from every Continental country As Well As from India and the East. America and the. West have also made Large demands. Every kind of other business thrives by reason of the Prosperity of the Staple Trade of Ulster. The hand loom weavers residing on their Small farms each of which in itself is quite inadequate to support a family Are Able with the help Oft the Little girl or boy who a a winds the bobbins a and the elder sons and daughters who have looms of their own to earn a comfortable subsistence. In Point of fact the food Standard of the Iii Shl population generally is. Wonderfully elevate cd As contrasted with the period before the famine of 1846-47. Emigration to am Rioa and the colonies As Well As Mif figr Tion into England and Scotland has1 thinned the labor Market. A poor path used to get butr.6d a a Day and his a a mate a to the Farmers tat ble but now he Ean is. 6d. Per Day and in Harvest season a larger sum. His wife and children also Are employed in weeding and other farm work and hns Cabin accommodation As Well As food ate much improved As is his clothing also. Not that pauperism is quite gone certainly not not that you never see a wandering a Man or woman with garments patched and re patched and of ail the colors of the Rainbow. A verily such a figure to one who has lived Long in England is a study j and As most of Bise beggars have a Light heart a Tiit filing Eye and Quot a droll saying ready As Well As a a a Blessin a on a a your reverence a or any other stranger that places even a Penny in the Palm of the hand and As there is no urgent hunger or distress evident you can smile while you study the com Cal figure bel<5re you even while you Are s muted at the same time with a a the lord Reward you a a a the a heavens be your bed a May you Niver know want or sorrow a the eloquence of the Irish beggars has not quite died out,., and it is very importunate and demonstrative at the lakes of Killarney. But. By reason of workhouses ant poor Laws and the death of its origin professors who., used to gather m troops a ground the mail each on its arrival m the various towns through which it passed Hud by a never to be forgotten mixture of fun whining wheedling and sometimes if you were of s tin ate satire and scolding obtain a pc can ours pittance front. These and other causes the present mendicant eloquence of Ireland is far inferior to the a Good Ould 1 i a a a a a a i had the pleasure Thil week of attending a meeting of the Mission Board of the Irish general Assembly a the town of Coleraine where assembled the minis ters and elders with the a Nanae ment of the various schemes of the Church. A most valuable Riesby Tonat pastor the Kiev. James Canning a Christian gentleman and an exe Lent Prevol had two months before been suddenly called away by death roman catholics and episcopalians in possible Way showed to Weir profound grief at his removal and his fatherless children for their dead fathers Sako have received innumerable expressions of tender sympathy. At the Mission Board were present most of the leading ministers of the Irish Assembly Home Mission business bearing on the interests of weak congregations in the North together with Mission stations in the South and West jewish Continental and colonial and foreign missions All receive attention at these gatherings. Reports Are Given in Grants Are made counsel is taken and a vigorous supervision is maintained. It was very Gratifying to hear through or. Morgan the convener of the foreign Mission committee that in Guy Erat at one station thirteen persons had been recently baptized. Or. Denham at the request of the Moderator offered up special thanksgivings for the mercy thus vouchsafed coupled with supplication of still More abundant blessings both on the Gentile and the jew. A a a the Standard of Ministeri a income has risen wonderfully All Over Ulster and has not attained its culmination. Manses also Are being provided More numerous by and Church debts Are being paid off. The effects of the revival largely remain and Are apparent in devotional habits personal piety Sabbath Observance the service of song skilfully and unitedly Given the love of the written word and preached gospel family worship conducted with Fervour and regularity and a great increase of religious Reading. The co Portage society and the Sabbath school society in connexion with the Irish presbyterians have achieved a vast amount of Good. Every year their position becomes More consolidated and their prospects of usefulness Are increasingly Bright. Among recent deaths in London is that of George offer Well and widely known As one of the most successful collectors of the earliest English editions of w t cd fiend tyndale a translations of the scriptures into English and especially As an editor of the works of John Bunyan As Well As the writer of a Memoir of the life of the great Alleg Orist and dreamer. I had once the privilege of visiting him at his House at Hackney London and of being Ojo ducted Over the rooms which contained his 1 ter y treasures. His father had been a Bible pole in Paternoster Row and dealt chiefly in old and rare books. His son inherited his business and his predilections. Be was Rich enough to retire from boo Selling Many years before his death and he carried with him into retirement a passion to accumulate precious memorials and reminiscences of the past. He possessed some of the finest Folio editions of Tyndal in existence and As to Bunyan he had instituted and carried out such a minute search both in town and country in London bookstores and on stalls of the streets that he has published nobler and Fuller editions of bunyu no a works than Ever were seen before. In his Library-1 found several editions of. The pilgrims Progress published in Banyan a lifetime and All in excellent preservation they were of duo Decimo size clearly printed and Well bound each copy had prefixed to it a Wood engraving representing Bunyan asleep on a Grassy Bank his head resting on his hand 1 he face and figure were evidently drawn from life. A Fine formed head covered with thick Bushy Black locks the forehead Broad and ample the Arch of a the eyebrows very marked the Cheeks full and without Beard a moustache on the upper lip and the whole face at once comely and expressive the dress was that of a Puritan with Doublet and Hose and a Broad Linen Collar Over the upper Robe. Such was the contour of John Banyan As thus presented by a contemporary Limner. In the background Are seen the City of destruction and Christian fleeing from its open Gates while wife children and neighbors All urge him to remain. A there were also shown to me by or. Offer the Scales and weights which Bunyan when a a a Brazier and tinker used for. Weighing metals and coins in his wanderings Over the country. Still More interesting were his Penknife with its Corkscrew and other appendages and also in excellent preset vation. A number of Quill pens which had been used by him in the composition of his works. Ere i left or off ova a House be showed me a Small Patna let which had been discovered in Liverpool after the supposed a a Complete a a his works had been the authenticity of the fresh letters and pamphlets discovered there were very satisfactory proofs As Well As of those relies which i have just mentioned a a a a a it air. Offer was a Fine specimen of a Cour. Thous English gentleman of the old school. He was l eol ining on a Couch when i entered his House at the Twilight hour of a Winter Day and he immediately and with great enthusiasm began to show me his treasures he was a magistrate of the county of a Middlesex. He loved Liberty churches As ask e a he Arr need by scrip Ture and As inimical to popular Liberty. Or. Offer. Had lived to a Good old age but his mind was vigorous to the last it would be melancholy if his collection of books and other antiquarian relics wite to be dispersed by a Public Sale. Uliey ought to be . Directors of a Public museum Sandhe carefully preserved for Public inspection. A air. Daniel of Islington whose immediate relatives i know Well having lately died his rare old Library has been sold for enormous prices especially his editions of Shakespeare a plays published in the Lile time of the Bard of Avon. One printed copy of Hamlet published at the beginning of the sixteenth Quot Century brought a Price almost. Fabulous Atil cast �700 Sterling. It is the rarity coupled with the intrinsic such publications As Well As of those collections of ancient pictures engravings vases cabinets and articles of generally which in London Eales attract the attendance of the no ble and the wealthy As Well As of booksellers and picture dealers and others who in diff Reut parts of the Metropolis Are Monr stantly replenishing their stores the love of Art and aut Quanan tastes always develop themselves with advancing civilization and refinement. An astonishing impulse also was Given to Art and architecture by the late Prince Consort. The great exhibition of 1851 was of his Sug Gestin and was an Era in the. History of i Ogress All Over the kingdom the exhibition at Manchester in 1856. And International exhibition of 1862. In London was a fresh and mighty stimulus. Wood engraving also has reached a High position first of our artists including Mil Lair Tenniel Hanson Weir and Many others through this form of illustration have crowned our can Somas books and our periodical literature with an artistic Beauty and fullness which halt a generation Back was not dreamt of. We have had recent exhibitions at the agricultural Hall Islington of drugs of every Breed add in ref from Tirats Quot a a member of the humane society a As illustrated in Landseer a famous picture representing a Newfoundland dog who had often rescued children from drowning Down through the ranks of Sleuth hounds mastiffs spotted Carriage dogs and spaniels a to the tiny a a King Charles of the scotch a a Dandle Din Mont the lady a poodle and last and Best in my opinion the f uth Ful sagacious Skye terrier a a Beautiful with but a Mote unique exhibition has been held this week namely of Donnies. The poor despised and ill used ass is really coming into favor. There Are prizes annually Given in London to Coste mongers and dts ers who produce their Donnies at a stated time in a sleek and comfortable condition. 1 he Prince of Wales Himi Elt was an exhibitor at the Islington Donkey show and earned off a prize. The aspect of the Donnies exhibited by persons in Humble life showed that there is an increasing tenderness toward this hitherto pariah class of the brute creation. . P.8/�?a splendid spectacle three evenings since was presented m the Western sky in the conjunction of the Moon and the planet Jupiter. I longed for a fresh telescopic View such As i Onoe enjoyed of the satellites of Jupiter. From the Light of the planet from behind the Moon the latter was revealed with extraordinary distinctness and Beauty hanging As it were in the etherial expanse. The admirers of Tho late Daniel 0 con Nel have Laid the foundation Stone of a Monument to his memory in Dublin headed by the a lord mayor 50,000 or 60,000 men marched in procession through the streets with banners emblems bands of Nusie amp a. The Orange men of the North complain that they Are forbidden to use or Are punished with imprisonment if they use scarfs ribbons and flags while these were virtually licensed in Dublin. As y write Belfa it is agitated by party riots and deeds of violence. A a statue of Kinig William Iii. Is Likely to be erected in this town. The place where he landed before marching to the Boyne a Little below carried Fergus is not marked by any Membria. Earl Carlisle has resigned. The office of lord lieutenant of Ireland in const que Nee of the failure of Hia. Health. Hie successor is not officially announced. Lord Wode House who has had some experience in statesmanship and is Abie is spoken of As the coming Man. A por a hts presbyterian about Hie Ark. Messes editors a in the Bonner of August 31st, a a enquirers a inquiry about the time the Ark was building deserves notice. was a Hundred and Twenty years from the time the lord said a a my spirit shall not always strive with Man a until Cate. This was a Plain warning of what was coming on the world fonts wickedness. There is no evidence that the lord commanded Noah to commence building the Ark at that time. But there .18 proof it seems to me that Noah was not a Hundred years building the Ark. By ret Eruce to genesis i 10, he May see that Noah a sons were born before the comma d to build the Ark was Given we do not know How Long Lut or mainly sometime before. A. A a by turning to the 10th.verso of the 11th chapter of genesis Whf see that Shem was Only a Hundred years old. Two years alter the Flenorl. The flood lasted one year. This with the two years after , shows that Shem was Only ninety seven years of age when came Aud yet he was born before the Ark was begun it a ook several years doubtless to build the Ark which was a standing Sermon to the people that was coming. And Noah faithfully preached the All the time and god waited while the Ark was preparing but it wa3 not 120 years though a Plain warning had been Given that Long before. The Ark was therefore less that ninety seven years in building. J h p. Christian vigilance. A a what i say unto you i say unto All . Mark. Art thou in life a delightful morning with All its charming visions Gay ? docs pleasure decked adorning seek to entice thy feet astray ? watch lest her Syren song allure Liec of guard thy Youthful footsteps Well i her wretched victims All assure thee she leads her votaries Down to hell. While friendships tender ties Are Twining a around thy Young and buoyant breast Ere life a dim Day Star fast declining ,. Shall sink forever in the West watch that thou Wisdom a Pearl discover anti when from All below thou part that shall remain and be forever a. The Talisman to cheer thy heart. Heart it thou in dreams Fame a trumpet sounding ? a Dost seek her garlands of renown a a see the victors brow surrounding her laurels prove a thorny Crown a while on to Fame ambitions wading a through scenes of Slaughter seas of blood. See Sec times Henri Sall Aro fading. Watch that they ure, god. Watch Lebb temptation a toils surrounding a a involve thee m some fatal snare perhaps thy soul it deeply wounding a. May Cloud with sorrow and despair. A. Now for thy fall the foe is waiting and hell would Triumph in thy shame watch of let not thy love abating a 1 a Bis Wohor the be deem res name watch when thy skies Are All unclouded. A Tib god alone can Joy impart adversity in darkness shrouded. May now be aiming at thy heart when one faint Ray alone is gleaming. Through sullen Clouds that o or thee Roll. Watch and Ere Long Wall Hope be beaming. And shilling peace shall soothe thy soul a watch to its close by life is drawing.-1 and thou Art passing to the Tomb immortal Light for thee is dawning. 1 is beaming through this gathering gloom ton be icon nil the holy Mountain Illume for thee the awful Vale. A thy watching o or. Rest by Yon Fountain a whose living Waters never fail Cross Creek i Udger. J-m-1 b religions teachings m the South. / to c following from the a Southern pres by Teman will give our. Reader some idea of the kind of teaching the people of the South get and the source of their hatred of the North truly the rebellion is founded and fed on lies. A v. A god is the War. A for this tiling is done of me. &Quot-�?2. Anti on cles ii 4. At the death of King Solomon Israel had attained the Zenith of National glory. Rhe arts Aud sciences had been cultivated to a degree hitherto unknown stimulated by the revelation of divine Wisdom for the construction of the Temple that won or of the world of Art. Silver had been made in Jerusalem As stones and Cedar Trees As Sycamore Trees of the Low Plains for abundance. Peaceful and prosperous at Home respected abroad the resort of foreign potentates who brought up to it their glory and Honor this nation even Israel is that of whom the psalmist exclaims Happy is that people that is in such a ease Yea Happy is that people whose Gud is the lord.�?�. Seldom has a reign begun under More Favorat e us prices and with fairer prospects than did Rebo Boama a. Now a Cloud appears m the horizon not larger than a Many a hand which might be dispelled by the gentlest Breeze but which gathering in blackness soon overspread the sky. By acceding to the reasonable request of Israel for Relief from the excessive burdens formerly imposed Reho Boam would have made them his faithful servants forever. But no. Hearkening to the counsel of is Youthful and rash advisers he refuses their petition and Israel withdraws from the confederation of tribes notwithstanding the brightest Assurance of the continuation of National Prosperity As a Union a a for the cause was of goa.�?��?2. Chronicles x 15. Thus was excited a War from the very thought of the nature of which the mind recoils with horror. Sister states Are arrayed m mortal strife. Tho ten Crest relationships Are to be ruthlessly sundered and the hand of brother is to be imbued m his brother s blood. A never in the history of the world has there Arisen a War so dire surely it was a fit occasion for the interposition of the almighty a Eye shall not go up nor fight Gamst your Brethren return every Man to his own House for this thing is done of me. And they obeyed the word of the lord and in like manner had the United states reached the Acme of its Prosperity the sails of its merchant vessels whitened every sea it was universally respected and feared As one of the greatest Powers of the Earth. The same Sable Cloud a servitude has poured fort upon this devoted land the elements of dissolution. The almighty in his Providence had made the South the custodian of which has been under his curse since the Days of Ham their sinful progenitor. Brought in times Long past from their native wilds there the Savage beasts of the Forest were almost upon an Equality with them to this Southern land they have Here been educated for heaven and multitudes Are now among the redeemed and still is this people being trained for eternal glory. A 2 the african explorer Well known to our missionary Board has testified that the poorest slave of the most indifferent Southern master is a. Prince compared with the most favored african in his native. State and that were he the arbiter every african were the advantage of each individual consulted would be subjected to the control of a in an irreligious Southern master so terrible is the negro s native condition and so inestimable Are even the temporal blessings Here accruing. For thirty years has the North endeavoured to remove the Blacks from a condition assigned them by an All Wise benevolent Providence. Persistent and perverse have been their efforts to revolutionize our social system and thus deprive the negro of the appointed blessings god has interposed. He has separated the sections. In it not in order that the South so Mil continue unconstrained in its Christian miss Tod As the educator of the Black race for time and eternity ? How else May we account humanly speaking for this separation and internecine War of Brethren which it has been reserved for the enlightenment Aud christianity of the nineteenth Century to behold ? would that our enemies before plunging into this human nature itself had of fixed the word of god proclaimed unto and Felt by the very instincts of Man a Eye shall not go up nor fight Gamst your Brethren. Return every Man to his House for this thing is done of would that it might have been inscribed a Ripon the Page of history for the instruction of All future generations a a and they obeyed the words of the lord and returned a this View of the object of the secession of the South inspires unfaltering conf Delcean the final and glorious Triumph of a Southern arms thus May be explained the Besby Zebiah Nameb publication office a buildings 74-Ffiftlid 8. Plates trial. A Smith English it co., 23 North to a st., piula., a. Advert��oment8 Polf Masr is adv circe. Transient advertisements 10 oils a us Fot each Laa amp ration. A Lih aral red Aceita to those who �d7er time largely shot a ohcs is Osnos k Liitt Stilto fuse Cohoes or Salt pm of swed Page 5 cd neg a Lleni. A Obix Zahy notices 0 a bits in. The continued Success of a numerically inferior and isolated Section against a mighty foe to whom an open world furnishes All the arts and appliances of warfare. Because a a the cause is of god a it must eventually succeed. In this must be our main Confidence though we May also be encouraged in that All history testifies that a people United in the determination free can never be conquered Christian patriots of the South be firm and courageous. Fear no evil for. God is with us. Worthy of imitation was the unfaltering Confidence of one who Labouring alone to farther a righteous cause was ridiculed and condemned a a Tell me not a nobly and triumphantly he replied a a Tell me not i am in a hopeless minority one with god is a majority a he who doth his will among the inhabitants of the Earth As Well As in the army of heaven will in his own Good time break the Bow and Cut the Spear in Sunder. He will Burn , in the fire and exalt us to be a nation. In the meantime let us be still and know that he is god. This Scourge of War is the purifying fire purging away National and individual pollution. He is chastening his people in to Ken of his love and How great must that love be if it is proportioned to the severity of his chastisement we shall come Forth from a nation of pure us then enter our Chambers Aid shut our doors about us and hide ourselves As it were for a Little moment until the indignation be past. 1 a there As though All depended upon god let us Pray for our country. Then let us labor for the final Triumph As though All depended upon ourselves. Strictly let us obey the divine command a a when the Host goeth Forth against thine enemies then keep thee from every wicked a deut xxi 9 especially is it our Bounden duty to discharge every obligation a moral and religious to promote the welfare of our coloured population and thus shall we in this War. Be labourers together with god. Then shall peace be upon Israel then will the almighty out off the Chariot from Ephraim and the horse from Jerusalem Aud the Bittle Bow shall be Cut Oft and he shall speak peace unto the Heathen and the glad time shall be hastened when his Dominion shall be from sea even to sea the River even to the ends of the Earth., selections. How to Ara Iomah a we Mensi consult the gentlest manner and softest seasons for advice most not fall like a violent storm bearing Down and making these to Droop whom it is meant to cherish and refresh. It must descend As Dew upon the tender Herb or like melting flakes of Snow the softer it Falls the longer it dwells upon and deeper it sinks into the mind. If there Are few who have the humility to receive advice As they ought it is often because there Are As few who have the discretion to convey it m a proper vehicle and to qualify the harshness and bitterness of reproof against which corrupt nature is Apt to revolt by an artful mixture of Sweet and pleasant ingredients. To probe the i wound to the Bottom with All the boldness and Resolution of a Good spiritual surgeon and Jet with All the delicacy and tender Ness of a Friend requires a very dexterous Aud masterly hand. An affable and a complacency of behaviour will disarm the Roost obstinate. Whereas if instead of pointing out their a mistake we. Break out into unseemly Sallie of passion we lease to have an influence Over them or rather create a feeling antagonistic to the advice we wish to give them. But one Saphath in the per ton being invited to go on an excursion tor pleasure on the holy Sabbath replied a a. I should like an excursion very Well but i have but one Sabbath in the week,.and i cad to spare this expresses an important truth in an impressive manner when we. Have but one Day in the week exclusively devoted to the eternity while six Are devoted to the affairs of time can we spare that one Day for pleasure ? it is the Best Day of the seven. It is Worth More than All the test. If rightly employed it will bring us a High return. What we can earn m six Days is perishable but the fruits of a Well spent Sabbath will a endure forever. The Sabbath when prop Erly spent is the Day for the highest kind of employment or rather enjoyment. If therefore you would seek Mere earthly pleasure you can better afford to take any other Day in the week for it than to take the holy Sabbath. The closing Sci new let All that the closing scene of death must sooner or later be realized. Your friends shall stand round Jour dying bed in the heart sinking stillness of anxious suspense gazing through tears of affectionate anguish on your changing countenance and watching for that breath that shall part you from them forever. Of that when that breath shall be drawn by Yon with the soft Ness that leaves attending relations under a Tain whether it has passed your lips or shall be heaved aloud with the1 strongest Consul Ive violent dissolution you May possess in your departure the blessed Hope of the gospel that when you Are 1 id in the mansions of silence it May be said Over you with truth by surviving friends sorrowful yet rejoicing a blessed Are the dead which die in the lord that they May rest from their labors and their works do follow a the peace of tbs sky always Brit put a Cloud and the Ocean without s Ripple the believer would not know so. Well the god with whom he has to do for alas 1 we know How prone the heart is to mistake the peace of circumstances lor the peace of god. When everything is going on smoothly and pleasantly on property Safe our business prosperous our children and servants carrying themselves agreeably our residence comfortable on health excellent everything in Short just to our mind we Are to mistake the peace that reposes upon such circumstances for the peace which flows from the realized presence of Christ the 1 Ord knows this and therefore he comes in in one Way or another and stirs up the nest that is if we Are found nestling m circumstances instead of himself. A a a a a a justification by Faith we Are not. Required to go to Jerusalem to offer sacrifices for our sins nor to be cleansed there from our defilement neither would it be accepted of us Twe possessed the whole world and were to offer All we had there on jewish altars we Are Only invited to go to Jesus and to that Fountain opened for sin the House of David and a there we May resort whenever we feel the need of Pardon regeneration or Sanctification. It is a hard thing to maintain a sound understanding a tender conscience a Lively gracious heavenly Frame of spirit and an upright life amid Contention As to keep your Candle lighted in the greatest storms. A Christ died became god was merciful not to Render him so bus to make a Channel through which a Stream of salvation might flow to guilty sinners

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