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Western Christian Advocate (Newspaper) - April 14, 1875, Cincinnati, OhioVol. Hlll no. 15. Cincinnati wednesday april 14, 1875. Whole no. 2,238. The westers Christian ast cats. Published weekly it the Western methodist Book concern Hitchcock a Walden agents. Francis b. Hoyt d. D., editor. A House m. A., assistant editor. Office 190 West fourth Street Cincinnati o. Terms two dollars and fifty cents per annul invariably or adv Ahab. All itinerant preachers Are authorised agent. Rates of advertising. Per nonpareil line single insertion. .26 cents per line continued three months 20 a a m a a six months. 15 a a a special notices .80 m m marriage notices.�?------.60 cents 1 insertion. Causes of the am Ebion Bev-oluti0n. A no. Ii. By col. A. H. Hoyt. It was remarked in a former paper that the intelligent student of american history can not gain a Clear idea of the proximate causes of the revolution unless he fully acquaints himself with the Aims and purposes of the original colonists and carefully follows step by step the course they pursued in every emergency of Public affairs in All cases of collision Between themselves and the King or his ministers councillors and parliaments. It was shown moreover that the Ohar ter granted in 1629 by Charles i to the a governor and company of the Massachusetts Bay in new England a was intended to cover the Grant of territory made by James i in 1620, and in addition thereto to give in the most unqualified terms As it did All the rights Powers and authority necessary to enable the grantees their associates and successors to govern the people who As colonists should then and in after years dwell and inhabit said territory. They were empowered to choose their own governors and inferior magistrates to admit and hence to exclude settlers to erect and maintain courts of judicature to raise revenues for meeting the charges of Publio service and for other Public necessities to make All needful Laws not repugnant to the Laws of England to regulate the Intercourse of the people with the outside world to oor rect offences and punish transgressors. In Fine they were fully endowed and equipped As a body politic to All intents and purposes As a Sovereign state formally within the realm but practically Independent of parliament and of the Royal will so far As that will had bound and limited its exercise of prerogative by the express terms of the charter. It is obvious that the a Council at Plymouth a England when first formed had no idea More comprehensive than the acquisition of such territorial rights As would enable them profitably to conduct. A joint Stock commercial Enterprise in America. They had no purpose that contemplated what we Call a body politic they never designed to establish a local government in said territory More definite or formal than a simple Agency or Over see ship of their plantations. The corporation its charter Seal chief officers and seat of government were to remain in England. When subsequently in 1629, the Relig ious idea in the form and outward expression known then As puritanism including the nonconformist elements which afterwards dominated in America especially in new England entered As a controlling motive in the plans of the leaders of the corporation then it became the set purpose of these leaders to found a civil and religious state within their territorial Grants then they set on soot those plans which eventually brought the charter the Seal and the government of the company to new England. They came to the wilds of a new world not As has been so erroneously and so frequently alleged to secure a Liberty of conscience a in the sense in which we use and understand that phrase but to enjoy the exercise of such religious and political rights As seemed to them plainly Deducible from sacred scripture. Laws customs habits institution us All the forms of a religious Commonwealth and its life giving spirit were to be drawn from the written word of god. Whether or not the King his advisers and his parliaments As is alleged winked at the Transfer of the charter and the Transfer too of thousands of puritans and nonconformists under the Lead and Protection of the company is yet an open question. Much May be said m support of the allegation. But that he yielded great Powers to the company and permitted vast emigration to go on for years without interruption is obvious. He May have hoped to get rid of a disaffected and troublesome faction. Onee domiciled three thousand Miles from their ancestral Homes with the Stormy and perilous Atlantic Between them and the sources of their political and Joel est amp Stic amp a troubles he May Well have thought they would give him no further disquiet whatever May have been the ideas feelings or motives of the King it is evident that the colonists knew full Well what charter rights they carried with them and what were the Aims and purposes of so great an emigration at so vast a Cost and at so immense a sacrifice of Comfort and property and of the natural ties of Kindred and social attachment they never intended to return. They meant to build up in America a state and a Church interdependent a Christian Commonwealth for themselves Aad their posterity for All time to come. It certainly is not provable that they even so much As thought of actual definite political Independence of a formal separation from the government of the Metropolis or of the King yet they regarded themselves As virtually Independent. They believed and acted upon the belief that they carried with them All the rights and liberties of englishmen Loyal subjects of the Crown yet they claimed and rightly too under their charter that while they could justly invoke the protecting Arm of the English realm in defense of themselves and their property from foreign enemies they were Independent of any interference As to a their local and internal affairs by the King his Council or his parliament this idea this spirit of Independence instead of diminishing in Force or suffering a break of continuity deepened and expanded with every passing year with every Domestic difficulty in political social or ecclesiastical affairs with every attempted interference from without whether originating with the King or with the various commissions that from time to time were created to inquire into or to manage their affairs or with parliament. The threatened intervention in 1634, the Issue of the writ quo warranty a 1635, and the judgment thereon for the Crown the emphatic demand from the commissioners for plantations in 1638, for the surrender of the charter a All these were met by delays diplomatic protests and evasive pleas. The colonists pleaded their charter rights their great labors and sufferings their Peculiar difficulties and their unswerving and undiminished loyalty to their a Sovereign the King a yet they did not yield an Iota of their rights. Nay they went farther and in anticipation of future interference from without and disturbances within they formed the celebrated confederacy of the four chief new England colonies Massachusetts Plymouth Connecticut and new Haven. This association of a a self governing English commonwealths a for defense against foreign and Domestic foes which lasted from 1643 to 1681, was the Antitype and providential forerunner of the confederacy which a Century and More later secured a Unicy of All the american colonies against the encroachments of the Crown. Even in the decisive interference in 1686, first by a Royal commission and afterwards by what has been generally termed the a Vandross usurpation a the colonists though they bowed their Heads to the storm refused to yield any of their charter rights except upon compulsion. And they plainly showed of what manner of mind they were when upon the accession of William and Mary they imprisoned Andross and his chief supporters and sent them to England for trial. Thus under Charles i charges ii and James ii the colonists of new England had steadily and courageously maintained a strict Fidelity to the ideas and maxims of their fathers and equal Fidelity to what they rightly claimed to be their charter rights. Again they yielded Only to Force when in 1692, they submitted to a new charter which effected an entire revolution in the affairs of the Colony. The form of government the rights of the people and the whole political ecclesiastical and civil basis established by the charter of 1629 were changed. They made the Best of their altered Sircum stances but persistently refused by act or vote or failure to protest to concede that the revocation of their ancient charter was other than an usurpation. The tenacity with which they adhered to their claim of right to govern themselves under the Long succession of Royal governors Phipps be Lamont Dudley Shute Burnet Belcher Shirley Pownal Bernard and Hutchinson from 1692 to 1771�?was never before and has never since been equated by any people struggling for their liberties save in that armed contest that they themselves waged during the american revolution. The contests with the Crown from 1692 to 1748. May properly be called the Remote causes of the revolution while those that occurred from 1748 to 1775 Are to be considered As the proximate causes. These Are next to be considered. From 1692 to 1775, the people were in a perpetual discipline which prepared them for the final desperate encounter with arbitrary Power. Temperance reverses. By Rev. J. H. Bayliss. There can be no question that the Temperance reformation has during the last Winter met with what looks very much like reverse especially As to the Legal aspect of the subject. In Indiana the Baxter Law has been repealed and a Law dictated by the enemies of Temperance has been substituted for it Pennsylvania has made a similar retrograde movement so that a Well informed gentleman in that state writes that free whisky is the order of the Day there. The Baxter Law was one of the Best statutes Ever enacted upon the subject amounting in Many counties to a prohibitory Law and it is very much to be regretted that it was not allowed to remain in Force. Ohio has held her ground by t hard fight but outside of that state there a now no Law in the country which prot icily bears very heavily upon the wretched traffic in intoxicants. One of the last arts of the legislature of Ohio the passage of the Pearson Bill allows no longer this pre Eminence to the de. W. 0. A it 4s not a part of the purpose of this article to discuss the reasons Why these re atm Hare come. There if one thing however which May very properly be said just at this time. It is undoubtedly very unfortunate to name statutes after the men who have been recognized As their authors and special advocates. If there is any one thing which the american people dislike it is centralized Power individual domination and to Send a Law out under the name of some one Man is by that very act to invite odium and opposition. It sounds like the dictum of an individual rather that the enactment of an Angust body of legislators and thus it is loaded Down at the Start with whatever of personal hate its author May have awakened against himself besides being confronted by the popular dislike of one Man Power. Laws of this kind have opposition enough in the nature of the ease without being encumbered by odious and unjustifiable names. Perhaps one of the easiest conclusions to which some will now come is that Temperance has nothing to Hope for from Law that other methods must be resorted to or the cause is hopeless. So Long As a Good Law remains upon the statute books the execution of it is hindered in every practicable Way and at the very first possible moment it is repealed. There is not much in the history of the Case to kindle enthusiastic Faith in Law As a cure for the ills we suffer. It will be Well however before reaching a conclusion to look As far As possible into the pro founder reason of the Case. If Law has no Power in the premises How does it happen that in every state where a stringent Law was in Force a most persistent and expensive warfare was made against it in Indiana none were louder in their declarations that the old Law was a failure than the men who were in the liquor business and yet they crowded the lobbies of the legislature pushed themselves into the meetings of the commit tees Laboured Day and night without intermission to secure the repeal of it. If the Law was a failure As they so loudly announced they surely expended an immense amount of gratuitous toil and Money. Men do not generally spend All their time for weeks in kicking the carcass of a dead ass especially if it was for their interest that the poor ass died. The manufacturers of and dealers in intoxicating liquors Are a wretched Crew but they Are not fools and do not throw away Money and labor upon the repeal of Laws under which their business flourishes. The logic of the Case is inevitable. The Laws against which these wretched men fight so desperately Are not failures they have a grip and Power which this wretched business feels and that is Why they Are so furiously assailed. There is therefore Hope in Law it can be so framed and so enforced and that in spite of the Adverse decisions of courts the apathy of prosecuting attorneys and the fierce opposition and multiplied frauds of those engaged in the liquor business As to make itself Felt to the damage of the Trade and the diminution of drunkenness. This therefore is the time not to sit Down in despair and defeat but to begin to Lay plans for securing better Laws at the next sessions of these Law making bodies. Back of Law in a nation like this especially must be Publio opinion. A Public opinion clearly expressed and overwhelming in its breadth and Power would secure in the next sessions of the Legislatures of the states in which such opinion should appear Strong enactments upon the subject. If the people Are swept away by a flood of in Temperanc and Are burdened with taxation As the result of lax Law upon this subject they May charge it very largely to their own apathy. If legislators Are honest and True they will attempt to execute the wishes of their constituents. If they Are Mere politicians looking for further favors from the Publio they will naturally do what will secure votes. Hence both classes though from different motives naturally consult Publio opinion. The execution of Law depends largely upon the same Power. Judges and juries Are influenced by it prosecuting attorneys feel it it goes into the secret chamber of grand juries and often becomes silently omnipotent. There is not a moment in the history of a criminal Law especially upon a subject which divides the judgments and interests of men from the inception of it in the brain of the individual through All its Laboured application to society in which k is not the creature More or less of this vast but invisible Force. This is the Power behind the throne the real ruler of a Republic. Back of Publio opinion is agitation. This is the Power by which the few can revolutionize the Many. Publio opinion elects presidents but agitation shapes Publio opinion. There was a time when the abolitionists of this country who dared to believe what they pleased and to speak out what they believed would be counted on the readers ten fingers. Agitation developed conscience conscience precipitated revolution and revolution Sot us free. This is the lever of archimedes by which one Man can move the world by this an systems of things Are established among intelligent people. This then is the time for agitation. The people must be filled with facts Oon Vinded by arguments moved by appeals. The horrid picture of reeling men hastening to the grave of Yonng men being led to the Slaughter and of women and children weeping for anguish and dying of starvation and cruelty must be held up so that the people will be compelled to look at it until its horrible Ness Forks its Way into the very marrow of their Bones and they Rise in their might and Rush the monster which causes our misery. It is possible to organize a movement that will do this and it must originate in an awakened Public Oon Soteno. Already we Are or in Advance of any other Christian nation upon the suf Jeet and agitation has put us where we Are. The a jute reverses should stimulate new enthusiasm develop conscience and courage by adversity and thus prepare the Way for Victory. = Quot a religious excitement. By Rev. J. W. Buxton. The time was perhaps in the history of methodism when it was necessary to preach from Paul a a monitory you Nisei to the disorderly Church at Corinth a a let All things be done decently and in but for the most part i think a More appropriate theme for the present would be suggested by the words of the Van Geli Oal Prophet a a cry out and shout thou inhabitant of Zion in in our dread of unwarranted excitement and outward demonstration in Publio worship the danger is that we go to the opposite extreme and Trust to the form while we Are destitute of the Power of godliness. Think of a methodist preacher at the instance of a old hearted official of his charge forbidding devout members of ht4�u�ureb saying amen during Publio be Ovioe. We sometimes see statements in revival notices that look like an apology for getting people excited enough to seek the Savior. After reporting a Large number of conversions it is added a there has been nothing of what is ordinarily called excitement feeling has not been wanting but it has been a feeling of deep solemnity a Etc. Now is it not a Little strange that in the conversion of fifty or one Hundred souls there should be such uniformity in their experiences that All like Lydia should have their hearts opened so quietly and orderly to receive divine Grace one would naturally suppose that among so Many there would be found a few at least of such a temperament that they would Manifest something of what is commonly called excitement we can hardly account for it on the supposition that in such localities they have a very mild Type of sinners for certainly a sinner of the Mildest Type possible if led to see the exceeding sinfulness of sin would cry out a to wretched Man that i am a it was said i believe of Summerfield before his conversion that he would be converted like a gentleman. But he was converted after Earnest repentance like any other sinner. But Why should we be so much afraid of religious excitement and Endeavor to make the Christian religion so purely intellectual Why should we Institute a crusade against the emotions As if it were not As honorable for the heart to feel As for the Bead to think Are not even extraordinary manifestations under religious excitement in perfect accordance both with reason and scripture. This was the matured judgment of John Wesley. He says a a first on principles of reason. For How easy it is to suppose that a Strong Lively and sudden apprehension of the heinous Ness of sin the Wrath of god and the bitter pains of eternal death should affect the body As Well As the soul during the present Laws of vital Union should interrupt or disturb the Ordinary circulations and Pat nature out of its course Yea we May question whether while this Union subsists it be possible for the mind to be affected in so violent a degree without some or other of those bodily symptoms following. Secondly it is likewise easy to account for these things on principles of scripture. For when we take a View of them in this Light we Are to add to the consideration of natural causes the Agency of those spirits the still Excel in strength and As far As they have leave from god will not fail to torment whom they Oan not destroy to tear those that Are coming to Christ. It is also remarkable that there is Plain scripture precedent for every symptom which has lately in the presence of imminent peril or deliverance from it or in the reception of great temporal benefits men Are usually allowed to become excited and even extravagant manifestations usually pass without censure. But what peril like that of the sinner what deliverance like that which is styled a a so great salvation a what Blessing to be compared with the Pearl of great Price if exposed to the one or in the conscious reception of the other what More natural or reasonable than that the soul should be stirred to its very Depths and if thus moved is it a sin for is to give outward expression to such emotions we believe the spirit of the prophets is subject to the prophets and there May be times when it would be improper to give full expression to emotions but there certainly act times when we May in crying aloud for mercy or with the Prophet exclaim a to lord i will Praise god has certainly of Ven Kis Sanction to such manifestations of Joy or sorrow. David a dance before the a re was pleasing to god though the haughty Michal mocked. Isaiah Falls upon christians in these Days of gospel blessedness to a very ont and Shont a and gives the very reason for shouting that most people give for keeping quiet a a great is die holy one of Israel in the midst of the a the Blind Man crying after Jesus for mercy the cleansed Leper at his feet glorifying him with a Load voice or even the altitudes joined by the children in Shonting their lond Hosannah on his entry into Jerusalem did not extort from the master the slightest rebuke. The great excitement of die when the one Hundred and Twenty were filled with the holy ghost and spoke with other tongues As the spirit gave them utter Anoel caused the curious multitude to run together and some mocked and charged them with being Drunken with new wine Bui god showed his approval in the conversion of Tibe three thousand. It was not of in the baptism of Power that was Given bit the tongues of fire with which it a Aptt be proclaimed. If god has Given big sane tion to extraordinary religions excitement in other Ages Why not now. There Are Many who think this betrays weakness or ignorance or at least does not indicate As exalted a state of piety As that of a feeling of deep solemnity. The great Chalmers has Bride testimony against this notion. He says a a it is very easy to Bear toward god the homage of respect or fearfulness or solemn emotion and to Render him the outward obeisance and even something of the inward Awe of worshippers. It is somewhat natural to feel the dread of his majesty or to be visited by a sense of Bis terrors of to be cheeked by a thought of his Msj Emy and Power. And under a weight of All this impressive seriousness it is even somewhat natural and easy to Pray. Bat it has been Well remarked that Praise is not so natural nor so common nor with All so easy As prayer. That Delight in god is a nearer and loftier condition of the soul than devout Ness of feeling to the servant May stand and tremble in the presence of an offended and angry master but the child in the presence of a forgiving smiling father May dance for very Joy. We sometimes hear it said As an argument in favor of quiet ism in religion a a that it is not the Thunder that Shivers the Oak but the True but the kind of lightning which Shivers the Oak is always attended with Thunder. So we believe a godliness with Power in it will be attended with outward demonstration of some kind differing however with different persons and the Power of the Electrio current. If the current of emotion flow from the divine spirit its Mani gestation will not be unde Vout neither will it be displeasing to god. From peking to the Tomb confucius. Of by . H. H. Lowry. Second paper. From Kiu Kiang we went to Chu fun the City of confucius passing through two places on the Way where there Are a few persons interested in the truth. Only one of them we were Able to see the others being absent. We reached the City of Chu fun late in the evening and As it was the birthday of the Mother of Duke Kung the Lineal descendant of the sae we found it difficult to find an inn with unoccupied rooms nearly All being filled by the Large number of distinguished personages from neighbouring cities who had come to pay their respects. The next Day was the Dukes own birthday. The Lineal representative of confucius is an Independent Nobleman of the Empire and has a Grant of land of about one Hundred and sixty six thousand six Hundred and fifty acres Over which he has general jurisprudence. In the morning we paid a visit to the cemetery where the remains of confucius and Many of his relatives Are buried. It is situated two Miles North of the City with a wide Avenue lined on either Side by a Row of ancient Cypress Trees leading to it from the City Gate. A substantial Brick Wall surrounds the cemetery and the entire enclosure is covered with the dense foliage of the Cypress. The Tomb is situated inside an inner enclosure which is entered through a Large building serving both for Gateway and ancestral Hall containing a Tablet of the Sage and several Granite slabs on which laudatory sentences were engraved. In front of the Tablet were the usual arrangements of tables vases and incense burners used in offering sacrifices. The approach to this main Entrance is made More imposing by Large Stone images representing some imaginary animal that keep guard on either Side and two Stone statues ten or twelve feet High of sages who smile upon the passing visitor. The Tomb is an uni posing Mound ten feet High by thirty in diameter at the base reminding me of the Indian Mounds Over which i used to Romp in my school Days in Ohio. The Mound is thickly covered with shrubs and Ivy while great Trees lend their grateful Shade to the resting place of the illustrious dead. From the Tomb we went to the holy Temple of confucius. This is situated inside the City and occupies a Large portion of the West Side. The main Entrance is through a Large Gate in the Southern Wall which is Only opened on the visit of an emperor which has occurred but three times during the present dynasty. The grounds Are divided into two parts by a Street running through them from East to West for the convenience of the citizens. The Southern Section is the less interesting but beautified by Bridges Arches tablets innumerable and magnificent Groves. The Temple proper occupies the Northern division. The main building is an imposing Structure two Hundred Fet Long by fifty wide. In front a wide veranda extends the entire length the roof of which is supported by Marble columns Twenty feet High and about two feet in diameter engraved with figures of the dragon in the highest style of chinese Art the richly ornamented cornices Are protected from Birds by a net work of wire. The roof is covered with yellow glazed tiles so common on Imperial buildings in the pity of peking. The roof is supported by Large teak timbers about sixty feet High. An image of confucius about ten feet High occupies a gorgeously decorated shrine in the Center of the Hall. The image is said to be an exact likeness of the aage but our native Helper seemed incredulous and thought imagination probably had some part in its construction. All the arrangements used in offering sacrifices were of the most handsome patterns and richest material. Four less pretentious shrines Are occupied by life size images of the four most illustrious disciples two on either hand one of them a likeness of mencius. Still further removed to the right and left of the Sage were twelve statues of less noted disciples. Each of the images wore a eap or covering of ancient fashion Flat on top and extending an Inch or More from the head before and behind from which Are suspended strings of Small White beads partly covering the upper portion of the face. Each one also held in his hands a slip of Bamboo similar to that upon which they wrote in the Olden time. Behind this main Hall is another in Honor of the wife of confucius containing Only a wooden Tablet to her memory. In the rear of this second building is still another in which Are four Stone tablets bearing one Large Ohara oter each said to have been written by the emperor Kanghi the interpretation of which is a a the Perspicuous teacher of the myriad behind these tablets Are three portraits of confucius engraved on Granite and one Hundred and Twenty slabs inserted in the Well of the building give a pictorial history of the life of the great Sage. Temples in Honor of the father and Mother occupy a court on the West. The Palace of the Duke is situated on the East. A Pavilion was pointed out where the a a Perspicuous teacher a taught his disciples As also a Well from which he drank and so did we. An old tree that he is said to have planted lies prostrate while the decaying trunk is eared for with the greatest veneration. The genealogical tree engraved on a Stone Tablet has suffered so much by age that it is scarcely legible. We also paid a kit to a Temple erected in Honor of Yentze the favorite disciple of confucius which is situated in the Northern part of the City. The City and District contains so much of interest that it would have been pleasant to have lingered several Days studying the history and character of one who has exerted a greater influence Over a greater number of people through a longer period of years than any Man that Ever lived but our business was to Tell of him the spake As never Man spake and we had to hasten. We were now four Hundred and thirty Miles from Home and had four More villages to visit where several inquirers lived. For several Days we had to travel through rain and consequently travelled slowly. Late in the evening of the second Day from Chu fun we Village of Peng Chi. The inn never very commodious was filled with travellers. After much Parley the innkeeper offered us a Little room about ten feet by twelve the inside of which can not be described suffice it to say it might have been cleaner. However we were thankful for the shelter and with two benches upon which were placed Kauling stocks and a mat for our bed we made ourselves As possible under the circumstances. Tin the evening an inquirer from a neighbouring Village came in and stayed for evening prayers. We found him a most attentive and intelligent listener to the doctrines we explained. He invited us to Home the next morning to his own House an invitation which we gladly accepted. Of arriving at his Village we knew from the crowd of people watching for us that our coming had been faithfully advertised. We were met at the Entrance of the Street by our Host who conducted us immediately to his Library a room neatly furnished the Walls being literally covered with pictures and mottoes. The relatives and neighbors filled the court and crowded the door to learn for what purpose we had Home. After an hour spent in conversation and a Cayer we left him with the Hope that he will go on As he has begun. He expressed a willingness to be received on probation but preferred to delay handing in his name until he had made himself better acquainted with the books we left him. On our Way Home we passed through several cities of importance both on to count of their size and historic interest but i have time to write of Only Ore. The City of Ling Ching thou is situated at the Junction of the two branches of the grand canal one from the South the other from the South West. This Cit was destroyed by the rebels some years ago. After they got Possession of the City they put every Man woman Jand child to the sword. They themselves were afterwards surrounded at this place and captured when As the native Helper said a heaps upon heaps were the City has been built with wonderful rapidity and the main Street of the suburb pre seated the finest display of stores of any City we passed through. It is estimated that one half of the population of the City Are Mohammedans which fact makes it an unpromising Field for missionary labor As they Are the most difficult class of people in China to reach with the gospel. J suppose scarcely a score of the disciples of the false Prophet have embraced christianity in All the history of protestant missions in this land and they were probably never stronger numerically in China than they Are to Day. Just five weeks from the Day we left Home we again entered the Gates of peking having travelled nearly nine Hundred Miles visited five cities of the first rank five of the second twelve of the third besides Many villages where we preached and distributed books. And it is an encouraging fact that with Only one or two exceptions did we find a place where the missionary or eol Porter had not preceded of and this True even of the most insignificant villages. The seed has been widely sown. And yet it put our Frith to the severest test to meet such multitudes of people Day after Day for so Long a time scarcely one of whom had More than the faintest and most imperfect idea of the doctrines we preached and were so also x lately indifferent in regard to their own future destiny without becoming utterly discouraged in regard to the christianization of this great Empire. If any one has been quieting his conscience by the thought that the Church can now Slacken her efforts for China because of what has already been done let him Home and take a tour through the Interior As we have just done and see heathenism in its mighty strength and he must be compelled to confess that in comparison with what remains to be done scarcely a beginning in been made and he must Ery out with us who will Home to the help of the lord against the mighty 7 we have no doubts of the final result but the end is not yet peking november 1874. The tennes8eean8. Pm. The tennesseans under professor Denegar concerts april 6th, at Christie Chapel Cincinnati Madia Oille april 7th York Street Cincinnati april 8th and 9th Lawrence Burgh april 10th, and at Walnut Hills april 12th. On the Sabbath they As abated in two Praise meetings one in the lit Auburn methodist Church at eleven the other in st. Paul in the evening. Statement being made that there were m the new College building erecting at Nashville thirty six dormitories to be furnished and that j35 was required for the furnishing of a single one the congregation at it Auburn contributed $7f. A Basket collection was taken at st. Paul amounting to about $100. Two indies one a member of st. Paul the Ether a member of Trinity came Forward at the close of the services and gave each $35 for two dormitories. The collections of the Day in the two churches amounted to $245. The tennesseans spend the week at i Prev Portsmouth Ironton and other cities and towns along the upper Ohio. At the my Auburn service just after the singing of the hymn there is a land that is Feirer than Day a a brother was called out and in response said i feel a diffidence in breaking by crude words the Melody that has been filling our ears and hearts. The substitution of this service needs i think no apology. We do not know just what the services will be in that a Sweet Bye and a vet in the better land hut presume there will not be any preaching. The courts of heaven will resound with songs of Praise and a service of song will be held that will never end and we shall hear As we never heard on Earth a a i ave been it is said the people of it. Auburn think they Are a Little nearer heaven than their neighbors. Those of us present this morning May Well feel so. I read a sentiment in a daily paper a few Days since something like this let to Morrow its trials and enjoyments alone enjoy to Day and endure its trials. I can not adopt the sentiment for the songs we have just heard Are mostly songs of Hope. They Are the expression of those who have endured trial a a hard trials and the Hope of rest and Reward in the heavenly Laud have made life and its rough Nesses endurable. My Little prattling two year old child just at the close of the Long cold icy Winter we have had said one afternoon a papa take me looking out at the window with her i said a see the ground is icy and it is will not be Winter always soon the Sun will Shine warmer the Birds will be singing out there the Flowers will be Blooming the grass will Spring up All Over the town and then we will go and gather Flowers play on the velvet grass and take a Long Wala to the As my words fell on the child Sears the tears of sorrow gave Way to Joy and clapping her tiny hands she said a a wont that be just so True is it with a. Now we endure trial and sorrow but our hearts Are made glad with the Hope of that greater springtime when the Sun of righteousness shall Shine in his glory. Therefore say thanks to our friends whose song of Faith and Hope have left their impression Here and wherever they have journeyed and peculiarly so on my own heart. The meeting was one of the most extraordinary Ever participated in by the tennesseans and the memory of it will not soon die. Miscellaneous. A the Massachusetts legislature has enacted a new License Law whose two main features Are giving option of prohibition or License to towns and the restricting of the Issue of licenses for Selling liquor to be drunk on the premises to persons a licensed As Victual ers. It is stated that there will at once to a great increase of places where victuals Are to be sold. The new Law is dignified with the name of aug judicious License a just before adjourning the Ohio legislature passed what is called the Pearson Bill which act is the severest blow that the Temperance cause has for a Long time received. It repeals that article of the revised code under which what has been known As them Connellsville ordinance was passed. That article authorised any town City or Village of the state to prohibit tipping shops and the Sale of ale Beer wines Etc., within its limits the Village of my Connellsville was the first to Avail itself of this authority hence the name by which the ordinance became generally known. A one of the most interesting spelling matches of the season took place saturday evening april 3d, Between fifty Young ladies from the Boston High schools and fifty Harvard College freshmen. Soon after nine of clock All the freshmen were Down but one while three ladies held ont then All four missed a cd Eris a and it was necessary to give another word to decide the prise. The freshman missed n conferral a a and took fourth Price. A Young lady of the West Roxbury i gov school was awarded the first prize a copy of a a Worcester a dictionary a bound in two volumes. Among other words missed were Caoutchouc clip ism comiss the technical name for bed Bug eurocia pronounced Kuraz and Oon ferr amp ble. A a bouquet of Cut Flowers including roses violets and lilies was received by a Young lady in Cess county ind., last week from a Friend in California they came through in Lendajo and were As fresh and fragrant As the Day they picked

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