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Western Christian Advocate (Newspaper) - February 17, 1875, Cincinnati, Ohio= yol. . 7cincinnati, wednesday february 17, 1875. Whole no. 2,380.nmu cd amp Istian advocate. Published at the Western methodist Book concern Hitchcock Walden agent. Francis s. Hoyt d. D., editor. E. House m. A., assistant editor. Office 190 a kit fourth Street Csc Roati 0. Terms t to dollars and fifty cents per annul invariably no Advance. Aji itinerant preachers Are authorized agent. Rates of Adeeb Tissie. A per nonpareil line. Of Tingle insertion .25 cents per line continued three months,.20 14 a a a a 8ix months.16 44 44 a Peciu notices. 80 44 44 marriage notices.50 cents 1 inner tier. The Diso obd on the hymnal. By Bishop Gilbert a vex. A live thing is not so easily put to death. When my Good friends or. Carry and Rev. J. Buckley so suddenly Laid on the table the report of the hymnal committee at the last general conference they probably thought they had extinguished for Many years to come a budding Reform. Yet to before three years Are put the same doctor publishes an unsigned editorial and therefore substantially adopts its sentiments which advocates a hymnal that throws out three fourths of our present collection and our new York publishers announce the preparation and speedy publication of such a condensation. How much better had the report of that committee been adopted and preparations been legitimately undertaken for a Complete revision i the discussion now springing up and spreading through All the Church Points to the necessity of such a commission. It is taking Many forms. One Good brother and there is none better or. H. W Warren strange that our publishers should confound him with his like distinguished brother w. F., yet their names Are twin like has been examining our hymn Book to find out How Many Are used and believes they Are to be shaved Down to the Standard of some fifty ministers out of ten thousand. This is a very unsafe kind of generalization. Had he sent out a card asking How Many texts had been preached from in such a length of time he would have found a yet More remarkable identity. It is probable that one half the sermons preached Are from far less than three Hundred verses. Of course when that discovery is made we shall publish a Bible containing Only those texts. That is better than the Bible some Wise men advocate which �9 one that they alone consider inspired. It Wilt soon at this rate be that every Man will have to get up his own Bible and every Man his own hymn Book. There Are of necessity Many hymns that can not be frequently u9ed, As funeral and sacramental and baptismal hymns and those for special occasions As watch night missionary Bible and Sabbath school dedication and anniversaries besides Many that can never properly be used in Public As those for family and private Devotion if these should be in a Book of Public worship which is doubtful. There Are also a few hymns that must be frequently used As those opening and closing service and those referring to the promises and invitations of the gospel for one Sermon a Sabbath is usually addressed to this last class of Heaters and every service trenches on the first class of hymns. These two acts account for the frequency with which some Are used while the former show the rarity with which others Are employed. Yet neither fact is against a Large collection nor in favor of the reduction to the minimum of the daily use of even an average number of ministers. This average is what no preacher of taste will allow to be his guide. I have seen More than one popular preacher who has not the first appreciation of the use of a hymn. Lie thinks his Sermon is the All important enter. He can not select nor read a hymn. I remember Well one of the most Brilliant of this sort who does not even condescend to read his hymn but just announces it fancying his Sermon is the be All and the end All of that Public worship. Some such if they dared would treat the Bible thus disrespectfully and refer without Reading to the chapter that they chose to Honor. Other preachers know How to build up and round out their Sermon by the surrounding services. They select their scriptures and hymns with a Fine and delicate sense of their fitness to the theme of the Sermon. The prayer is a Rich Flower age about that fruit and they Are Humble enough to confess that the hymns that encase on either Side the discourse Are a Richer Strain of the same music. To such preachers the hymn Book is not half Large enough or varied enough. Doddridge felt4 that need and so prepared a new hymn every Sabbath for the close of the ser Mon which should better express the soul of that Sermon. And that sweetest of lyrics on the Sabbath 44 thy earthly Sabbath lord we Tore,�?T4 and that tenderest a while ,44 and other such were the Bright consummate Flower of his soul going out beyond the of parity of prose and preaching. The attempt therefore of a score or two of Brethren to decide what should be our hymnal from what they use in worship will not Bear close examination. It is based on too narrow a foundation. Not what some men use but what the Best May prefer is the better us for our procedure. Nor should we on the other had restrict ourselves to the old Hook longer. As Well might John Wesley have refused to Issue new hymns Quot or Charles to write them Heo Ause previous publications had been sent Forth. As they wrote so they printed and every few years a new collection was made 44 for the people called methodists a which collections were All used until the death of Charles when they were consolidated and the hymnal Bible 6f methodism pronounced completed and its inspiration dosed. It has remained thu9 for three quarters of a Century in the British con Terence and now they Art compelled to reopen the volume and let the new streams flow in. We Tore it open in our mad american Rush a half Century ago and have had two revisions since the death of Wesley perhaps More. It seems almost ludicrous to read in the address prefixed to our ,44 we exhort you dear Brethren to sing with the spirit and with the understanding also and we shall rejoice to join you in time and in Only one sentence is More ludicrous and that is in the address still printed to the discipline which gravely declares even in 1872, �?~4 we have seen since that time 1771 a great and glorious work of god from new Yerk through new Jersey Pennsylvania Delaware Maryland Virginia North and South Carolina and Georgia As also of late to the extremities of the Western and Eastern such a pre Eminence granted to our present Southern work must of course gratify a 41 but it is strange that the great West and in their own judgment greater East can submit to it so silently. Where Are drs. Pierce and Edwards Are they gone on a journey or asleep and peradventure must he awakened How they bide in London. By professor John k. Karp. If an attempt be made to classify cities according to size we May justly make this division 1. London 2. All others. There is but one word which characterizes London a greatness. Of All the other Large cities of civilization new York Berlin Paris you Are Able to become in some degree the master. You can comprehend them Lou go from North to South from East to West you ascend some Monument or Cathedral Tower and taking a Birds Eye View Are Able to take in the whole sight at a glance. With London it is not so. You take a cab and ride Long Miles in any direction from any Point and dismounting still find yourself amid the Busy hum of a populous City. You Reta Ark to your Friend 44 London is 44 yes a says he 44 that is the very word which expresses it London is there is nothing which conveys a More distinct impression of the vastness of this City than the Means of travel from one part to another. There is the two wheeled cab called the 44 hansom a from the name of the Patentee Able to carry two persons which will take you anywhere within two Miles for a shilling. There is the old style for wheeled cab accommodating As Many As four persons with any amount of baggage on the top to be had at a reasonable rate according to the number of persons and the amount of baggage. There is next the immense net work of omnibuses carrying passengers exclusively which setting out from the principal centers of business carries the business and Labouring population from one to seven Miles at the rate of about two cents per mile. Stopping at the bid of any person at any place along the line carrying twelve inside and fourteen outside driving at As rapid Speed As the safety of the passengers and the crowded streets will admit they afford travelling facility to an immense number of persons each Day of the year. Then there is the Tramway As it is called which is nothing More than our Street cars or the 44 Chemin de Fer american a As the Frenchman would have it. These have not become so popular As in our own country nor Are they Likely to prevail so generally. The streets Are Many of them rather narrow and crooked and the influence of the whole army of vehicle Drivers is against them. It is claimed that the Iron rails Are very hard on the Ordinary wheeled vehicles and inflict an injury against which there can be no Protection. Lastly there comes the system of steam railway which As carried on in London is one of the wonders of the age. The railroads of London do not simply run into the City or around the City but into around All through. The net work of railway is Well nigh As extensive As that of the omnibus lines. Moreover in no in a Tahoe do these lines of Railroad run along the streets of the City. They Are entirely under ground or above the houses. Usually the main lines from the various parts of the kingdom run their roads into the City at a High Elevation then arriving Well in the heart of the City suddenly descend and disappear beneath the sir face of the ground. The idea of going Down a Long flight of stairs to the railway platform of entering a train Riding at rapid rate for five minutes of getting out of the train ascending another Long flight of stairs and finding yourself in an entirely different Quarter of the City is certainly a novel one. There is in fact one place where the under ground railway is crossed by the line of another railway running yet beneath it. The Comfort of the carriages is As is generally known not equal to that of our american cars. Divided As they Are into Small apartments to accommodate eight or twelve persons and wanting in accommodations such As Are found upon All trains in America they Are not Well adapted to Long journeys. Bat the system of management is very Complete and the likelihood of Accident very Small. In no Case throughout England does a Street or marriage Road Cross a Railroad track. Crossing Are All under or Over. Neither do the lines of Railroad at j auctions Cross on the same plane always under or Over. The switches Are worked from one Point by Means of wires controlled by lever Power. The Swistok tender stationed at a Box or House built conveniently also controls signals erected at suitable distances which govern the action of All incoming trains. He is also Conj noted by signal with the adjacent stations and �3 immediately informed of the arrival of every train which he has sent out. In London where the stoppages Are so frequent no train is permitted to leave a Given station until the track to the next adjoining station is completely Clear. From the under ground railway stations trains Start out upon an average of one every five minutes the whole Day Long. The roads have All do Able track. It is taken for granted that passengers Are As simple minded As so Many sheep. Within five minutes of train leaving All Access to trains is closed. Passengers in the cars Are locked in. At every station in the City and at every Junction in England the tickets Are examined to see if you should 44 change it is not supposed that you know any thing about it yourself. To Cross the track on foot is a finale offence. If any Accident occurs to you Public opinion holds the company responsible no matter whether you have violated any company regulations or not no a Iatter to what extent you have yourself run into danger. It is expected that the company a servants will watch Over you As if you were a child and keep you out of harm. The attention shown to passengers upon arrival at a station whether at the beginning or at the end of a journey is very admirable. Alighting from your Carriage or omnibus a Porter meets you takes your baggage has it labelled carries your hand bags for you and puts you into the proper car. This is his duty. For baggage however they give no checks and you Are always in danger of losing it. True they Label it carefully and if you do not Call for it upon arrival at your destination they Stow it away until called for. But should any one else claim it before you there is no reason Why it should not be Given up. Recently a nest of scoundrels was broken up in London who made a business of stealing baggage in this Way. We should suppose that this defect in the English railway system would be remedied. Upon arrival at your destination a Porter opens the door of your Carriage takes your baggage in care Calls a cab and makes All the necessary arrangements for you to go immediately to whatever part of the City you desire. Every railway in great Britain furnishes three classes of accommodation. The third class is at the rate of two cents per mile uniformly for Long or Short distances. The first class charge is six cents per mile the second Hoiass is Between the two. Three fourths of the travelling Public go by the third class. Princes and fools according to the popular saying alone ride first class. The climate of 00l0bad0. By bks. J. W. Mendenhall a. M. In what particulars does the climate of Colorado differ from the common climate of the East Are the differences specific easily recognized and numerous or Are they general superficial discerned Only by Clairvoyance and so inferior in the hygienic sense As to be really unimportant do these differences impress the physician with being singularly curative in their tendencies will he recommend the climate As especially operative in the removal of typical diseased conditions and do these differences address themselves to the instincts of invalids with powerful persuasion or in the melancholy tone of mockery and despair such questions Are frequently propounded by the army of sufferers in the country and not being improper deserve each a fair and candid answer. Perhaps no two persons will reply to them exactly alike. There is an Ever widening diversity of opinion concerning this climate not really concerning its differences but concerning its remedial properties. There is a class who admitting that it affords an agreeable stimulus to health and subdues disease in its initial form Are ready to denounce it As a specific for any deep seated or of Tronio ailment there Are others who infatuated by external surroundings and pointing to numerous examples of improvement hold the extreme View that every invalid has an equal Chance in Colorado and that returning health is inevitable. We Are not surprised at this conflicting divergence of opinion. The climate itself is on trial the Experiment of has not been in All oases the most satisfactory and it is not strange that their reports should be discouraging and even damaging. Others whose expectations Rose As High As the mountains have been disappointed and take a curious pleasure in expressing disgust in an aggregated form. Some have failed in business speculation seem tired of Frontier life and wish to return to the Borders of civilisation. To eliminate a Correct intelligent sentiment out of this mixture of prejudice ignorance and disappointment May be possible but it can Only be done by balancing opposite views comparing Radical with conservative notions and confirming or rejecting in accordance with the results of personal observations. We have been Drifting Over the territory for the space of three months seeking information on the Eli Matio question and believe that a truth Ful representation can do no harm and May do some Good. As one of the peculiarities of the Colorado climate we notice As strikingly prominent the rarity of atm Alphera. We Kaow of no better Way to make this appear than to give the altitudes of several representative Points situated at moderate distances from each other in the territory the Altitude of Denver is 4,317 feet of Blok Hawk 8,100 feet of Colorado Springs 5,975 feet of Canon City 4,700 feet of Georgetown 8,452 of Greeley 4,779 feet of Manitou 6,124 feet of Trinidad 5,800 feet of Pueblo 4,400 feet. There Are Mountain peaks which Rise above the Clouds where the air is exceedingly thin where every body May not go. Such is my Lincoln whose Altitude is Given at 17,500 feet pikes Peak �4336 feet Long speak Altitude 14 054 feet old chief 11,000 Leet. These figures May or May not a accurate As geologists have differed a their estimates but they approximate the truth. It is found that Altitude is better ascertained by Levels than by the of aneroid barometer which was formerly used and rather preferred in the measurement of Mountain Heights. But the figures themselves have Little meaning for the Reader they Are not emphatic they do not impress upon the mind All that is intended by them. To assist in appreciating these altitudes we have Only to say that the Altitude of Cleveland Ohio As recently Given is Only 573 feet above sen level that the general surface of the land in nearly All of the Southern states a below 860 feet in Altitude and that the average Altitude of the North american continent is Only 1008feet. There Are towns in Colorado whose Altitude is More than two Miles greater than that of the beautiful44 Freet the difference in Altitude is then a significant peculiarity and it accounts for All the difference in the density of the atmosphere. The dryness of the air is another Post i it Tive feature which invalids Are always sure to notice. Dew is unknown in most parts of the territory. Frost sometimes occurs but it is heavier in the mountains than on the Plains and is not to be dreaded. A Clear cold cloudless night is no sign of Frost. Only when a Cloud settles upon the Earth is it exhibited. Snow May fall in the Winter months but it will disappear in a few hours with no Trace of its presence on Earth or Forest while a genuine Snow storm is not looked for until some time in april. It in said that Colorado is blessed with ten Days of rain during each of the summer months but the soil is very porous and the water immediately sinks out of sight leaving no pools and producing not even Ordinary dampness. Adding to these that the sky is cloudless nearly All the tue there is foundation for the boast that eternal Sunshine smiles upon Colorado and this deprives the atmosphere of any injurious amount of moisture. The diurnal changes in temperature Are surprisingly great owing to the suddenness with which the Sun disappears behind the mountains. So soon As this takes place a change in temperature takes place. Overcoats Are at once needed. Experienced invalids walking or Riding go prepared for the in no a decl nature. The diurnal variation May be As much As sixty degrees. Glancing toward the firmament the scene is Ever one of quiet Sublimity and Refulgente splendor there Are gorgeous sunsets which rival the renowned sunsets of Italy. There Are prismatic Clouds whose Beauty is indescribable. Even the Moon surrounds itself with concentric rows of Brilliant prismatic hues. There is likewise a purity in the air which invigorates every time it is inhaled. And owing to this Quality invalids May venture on a walk or a ride nearly every Day in the year and tourists never think of consulting the barometer or calculate on the contingency of in propitious weather when they plan a trip hundreds of Miles in extent Colorado is completely intoxicated with its dry and pare atmosphere and it is these qualities which distinguish from the Low pressure atmospheres of the East. It is Mot surprising that invalids of All sorts have eagerly pressed their Way from state to state Over Prairie and Plai seeking Relief from some physical grievance in its Balmy and health giving benedictions. As Ozone exists in the air in Large quantities it is More than ordinarily Santive in its effect on the Constitution. But not All the facts have been stated. We do not intend to Compromise the reputation of this climate by any Adverse statement but to examine the subject on All sides withholding no fact be it exceptional or otherwise. When it is said that this is not the climate for a healthy person that it develops All the latent disease in him and really impairs the most vigorous constitutions we Are not ready to dispute it. In too Many instances this appears to be lamentably True. Canon Kingsley of England contracted a disease in Colorado which by this time is threateningly serious. A personal Friend of the writer has since his arrival in the territory suffered frequent nasal Haemorrhages with route pains through the head and in the Chest and fears he is contracting a lung affection which May prove to be permanent. He has always enjoyed perfect immunity from disease and regrets that he was exposed to the temptation to travel. Whatever the merits of the climate As a curative Agency in some directions it tends evidently to produce Cardial affections rheumatism and excessive bilious Ness and perhaps slight disorder in the be explanation is sink Philo on to count of the extreme lightness of the air one most breathe my a m More rapidly to get an equal or a sufficient amount of it for the purposes of life. Respiration will be greatly increased and the circulation correspondingly accelerated. Of course the proportions of the atmosphere Are not disturbed but there is less air and greater quantities of it Are required. Hence a Little exertion is Likely to induce fatigue because the intercostal Muscles have nearly All they can do in Ordinary respiration. One Man he has spent seven Sparf in the territory informs us that be could not even now after acclimation exert himself for any length of time without injury. Ideas of luxury Are not unlikely to prevail in such a country. No one is in dined to work. There is no work really to be done and Colorado is already fast becoming the Paradise of ease. We understand that the average individual is subject to eighteen respiration per minute but he is Likely to double the number or increase them say to Strenty Ive or thirty per minute As a log As he gets within the Shadow of the mountains. And if. The average Quantity of atmospheric air inspired and expired wet every respiratory movement be about Twenty cubic inches the individual Here must inhale and exhale a much larger Quantity. By virtue of these conditions the healthy Man is put at once upon an unexpected Strain a Strain which is to necessary and the Reattie is troublesome and May result in disease. For this reason the loudest complain in against the country move frequently come from those in Good health than from the class seeking restoration. A As another explanation of this unhealthy tendency it May he stated that in Many places in the territory the phenomenon of Petrof of on is very common and no longer etches wonder. There is a petrified Forest not far from South Paris. Aga tried Wood is not a rare example. Petrified Moss is abundant. Silicic red Wood May be picked up almost anywhere on the Plains. Strangest of All instances a potato recently suffered Petr faction at Manitou. If Petr faction had ceased if its conditions did not exist we would not allude to it in this connection but Silica Alkali and atmospheric influences still join in the production of this eccentric result. By the same Agency Large rocks Are formed of Sand and gravel. Man is effected by these and other causes in the same Way Only not to As great an extent. By the repeated action of the heart its valves Are hardened petrified resulting in organic disease such As valvular obstruction passive endocarditis hypertrophy and Cyanosis. In hastened respiration the lungs act More freely and the heart Oan not fail to f0�ob gospels. J miss Smiley a a Bible readings at st. Paul a methodist episcopal Church on thursday and Friday afternoons of last week were on 44 the four in Brief her lessons were these the number four Means something symmetrical and Complete. The new Jerusalem was represented As being four Square and the River out of Eden parted and became four Rivers. We have four gospels because that number was necessary in order that we might see Jesus completely. In revelations in 6\ 7,8s we read of the vision of the four beasts which rightly translated should be 44 the four living these in the Early history of the Church were universally regarded As symbolical of the four gospels. The first living creature was like a lion the see Ond like a half or of the third had the face of a Man and the fourth was like a flying Eagle. So also in Ezekiel i 10, we have the vision of the four living creatures. Matthew was a Public officer and the leading thought in Bis Goeppe 1 is that a King was born into the world. He mentions the kingdom of heaven thirty times. The words 4i say unto you a occur frequently in Matthew As if speaking in a kingly Why or by authority. He was a thorough jew also and conversant with the old scriptures which foretold of this King. He is Quick to see events in Christ a history which were the fulfilment of prophecy. Over and Over again the phrase odours 44 that it might be fulfilled a Etc. The Sermon on the mount is chiefly a rehearsal of the Laws of the kingdom of heaven. In tracing the genealogy of Jesus he goes Back to David showing that Jesus was rightfully a King and then to Abraham showing that he was of the True seed of Abraham. There is a thrill of Job in Matthew that a King the Long expected one is born into the world. And a lion in the vision is an Apt illustration of this View of Jesus As a born King. Mark was a servant of the apostles and the View of Jesus which entrances him is that of untiring service which the Savior evermore manifests in behalf of Man. The Goepel of Mark is represented by the living creature like a calf or of representing both service and sacrifice he relates miracles More than parables and he is keenly awake to the incessant activity of Jesus his going about doing Good constantly serving humanity. The word which is translated44 Straightway,�?�44 forthwith a 44 immediately a Etc., although occurring but eighty times in All the Goe Pels is found in Mark forty times. Mark is attracted by Jesus look Bis touch his taking by the hand a All these revealing Jesus As the servant of men. He notices his weariness his getting np44 a great while before Day a and Hia going Forth to Pray to get strength for the Miracle Servitas that Lay immediately before him. The third living creature representing Luke a gospel had of a Man. And Luke looks to Jesus in admiration As a Man. In this gospel he is spoken of Over and Over again As the son of Man. We see Jesus As an infant As a Young lad and we see him in maturity. We beheld him As a Man but looming no far above All other men it Ever walked this Earth. Jeans in his humanity is held up As an example to All his followers. In Luke women have greater prominence than m any of the other gospel. His gospel opens with the narratives about Mary and Elizabeth and then Anna the prophetess has the High Honor of first speaking of him to 4 All them who looked for in Jesus hum ity foreshadowed the Elevation of our common humanity and woman a Elevation too with that of the race. In Luke no see Jesus dearly in social life. We read ? be a teed the House a 44 he sat Down at meat a Etc when Luke sees him restore a Young Man to life be notices Fiat Tady the Hanaa incl feature of the Miracle he was 44 the Only son of his Mother and she was a in lakes gospel we see Jesus As the Friend of sinners As the Shepherd who goes for Titi to seek and save the lost sheep. Covered Over in the filth and a a st of san he sees in Taeb Man 44 the lost piece of Stiver a which with lighted Candle be diligently goes Forth seeking after. The fourth living creator the Eagle was syn boreal of Johans Goepel. This Goepel shows a Teteno As the son of god. This gospel lifts the believing Reader far above Earth. Jesus As the son of god talks to a. And we feel that he Speaks As never Man spake. John leaning on the bosom of his master had drank in his spirit and the great theme of his gospel is the divine life in Jesus which is for us All. Thus it takes the four gospels to give us that Complete View of Jesus so needful to us it All the cry of whose hearts is,44 we would see Jesus a tabbed men a Appeal by a3. Bust d. I Papua l with All the earnestness of my soul to every methodist preacher throughout our wide spread connection to present the claims of this suffering people to his congregation and take a Liberal collection in their behalf at the earliest moment possible. A fearful crisis is upon is and we must have immediate Relief or our Mission work in the South will be immensely embarrassed. We have sixty teachers in the Field hard at work for the salvation of this poor people at a moderate salary barely sufficient to pay their Board and secure the Ordinary comforts of life. For months they have suffered for their pay and they can hold out but a Little while longer it being impossible for them to obtain credit from those in the 8ou4h hostile to our work. These faithful and self sacrificing teachers must be promptly paid the Small salary past Date or be recalled from the Field thus blasting the Bright Prospect of Success in the Early redemption of this race and bringing lasting disgrace upon our Church. Several school buildings Are in process of erection As at Nashville tenn., upon which work can not be suspended without great peril to All that has been done and improvements in various localities rendered absolutely necessary by the Success of our work have involved is in obligations which must promptly be met. The debt of the freedmen said society has been increased to such an extent As to awaken fears in the minds of the managers and they have instructed the Secretary to bring the expenditures within the receipts. For the last few months our receipts have been Tern than one half of our expenditures. We must not Drift longer in this direction. The alternative is submitted to every preacher in on Church. Take this collection or fearfully cripple eur Mission work in the South among a people the most needy of any upon the face of the Earth. We have no agents to do this work. The general con Ferenze with great unanimity and earnestness imposed this duty upon the preachers if it be done at All it must be done by them. If any member of our Church has neglected to make his annual donation to this cause i beseech him to do it now and if any congregation has neglected to give a collection in behalf of this Enterprise i entreat such congregations to do it now and if any minister has neglected to preach on the subject and take his annual collection for the freed men i beseech him by the love that be cherishes for the Savior who considers every not of affection and Charity to one a of his humblest creatures As an not of love to him personally on the next pleasant Sabbath to plead in behalf of the poor freedmen and take this collection. Will you dear brother do it for Christ and his suffering people in this fearful crisis remittances May be made to like Hitchcock d. D., Cincinnati or r. Nelson d. a new York treasurers. Cincinnati 0.% february 15,1875. Hymn Book the hymn and tune Book the tribute of Praise and Lynn we a perfect Babel of books with a corresponding in Fosion in Long. We have not been As profoundly Hnz pressed As is our very Able Contr Buir or. Henry w. Warren with the vol Mari Nous Nee amp of on present Ywe Book neither with the significance of the fact that less than Cue third of them Are ordinarily used in Public worship. For first we have not yet begun in on j Church to give adequate attention to the culture of oter Young people Fer leu Tega to Ioctl singing Good Motich be net come by instinct. We Shaw never have a cod singing until we have positive and continued instruction. The old admirable singing schools of other Days must be renewed. The reason we do not sing More of on hymns is because we do not know appropriate tune for Tae meters. On richest hymns Are in Peculiar meters. There ire however excellent Brunei Fer them if we but took pains to learn tie. These can readily be taught and then we have a fresh and Sweet vein of wonderful lyrics opened to no in the hymns of the Wesley found in on present compilation. Second. The great body of minister take no pains to Leo up their hymns be fore reaching the pulpit. They have never studied our Rich hym Book and1 have Little idea of its treasures. They hastily turn the pages after they enter the desk and select Only the familiar hymn that first meet the Eye. There is no wonder that three Hunt feed More Toto cover their Range. Third. Again the a fian both is not intended simply Fer pub lie worship. To is a metrical Bible a system of divinity in verse a volume of holy and big meditations in rhyme upon religions themes. To is one of the meat comforting and inspiring manuals in hours of private a Votion and confinement at Home on account of sickness. It ought to be read More Tara it is but there Are thousands of Loving hearts that derive perennial refreshment from the hymn Book. The Book Mey Well be re edited very carefully however with no Little tenderness for hymns that have become sacred through Long use and the leaven of life hidden within their lines. It ought to be published in cheap form with merely the slightest profit to the Blok concern we believe in teaching on children to sing from it and to sing the magnificent Chorals that will never die. This is the style of singing now practice in on Best Public schools. What is it that crowds Musio Hall annually and holds entranced the audience of thousands it is not such strains As a a we Are waiting ii the to a tvs but the glorious old solid melodies that move the very Depths of the heart and that can not s Herald the hymn Book question. Or Hoyt of the Western has discussed very elaborately and with marked ability the hymn Book question. He doubts both the Wisdom Aud right in the interim of general conference and in View of the action taken at its late session of the agents at new York to publish a new denominational hymnal. One of on ministerial contributors a Sweet Singer in our Israel refers in another column none too forcibly to the confusion and great Incon veme Noe already occasioned by the multiplication in our churches of hymn books. In one Church with which we Are familiar a find a Tim sum the Riga la thu Rob Geh Ebal religious. A under the reign of Alfonso plot extent ism will be shown Little or no juror and already the discussions on the subject show much anxiety As to the prescriptive and intolerant spirit of the papacy which is recognized As the state religion in Spain Ltd Bishop Clarks of Rhode Island has published an Appeal to All of the episcopal churches in his diocese requesting that during the coming Lent a collection be Tafeen in every Church for Tho Relief of the Kansas and Nebraska sufferers. A the elders the seceded1 from the congregation of the first presbyterian Church and who Are now adhering to the Louisville presbytery february. 9th brought suit in the chancery court against the Rev s. R Wilson and congregation for the recovery of the Church buildings amp and property a a novel method of preventing Embar Riwu ment in prayer meeting has been adopted in different parts of wort Emborg. Upon entering the room in which the meeting is held each person takes a slip of paper upon which is a number. Timber one prays first it number two next and so on according to number. A the Rev. Of. Pratt president of Central University Kentucky after Reading a paper denouncing Damp Neidg. Was recently sustained by the members of the Presby Terian Church at Richmond in that state who unanimously passed a Resolution censuring dancing As a a tending to dissipate religious interests and affections. And to that extent subversive of piety a the congregation Aliste in England have 3,276k churches and 612 in Canada Sanstra Lia Etc. In this country the number of congregational churches is 3,335, making a total of 7,213 churches in both countries. The contributions of the English congregational site for Church purposes not including gifts and collections Foa benevolent objects amounted last year to Over $4,000,0x94 a the Nashville Christian advocate february 13th, has this among its editorial notes m we Are asked How far Ped baptists exceed in numbers anti Ped baptists. According to the United states census for 1870, those whose preferences were for the latter numbered 4,-360,13-�?nearly All besides who have any religious preference favor Ped baptism 528,29$ prefer the methodist Church. The disparity is muck greater in great Britain and Ireland. In other parts of the Christian would the people Are nearly All Ped baptists a the Freeman s journal roman Catholic renders the following verdict against our pay be schools a one thing is certain. Archbishops and Biskoff May be multiplied and fiesta ordained and thousands of churches built but if our Bishops do not following the vicar of Christ forbid catholics sending their children to godless schools in fifty year from now the Catholic Church in the United states will be a shrivelled and ghastly a Kelt on a dry waste after a wave of european emigration a scattered flock that fals shepherds fed and fattened on and left unsheltered from tha wolves,44

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