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PITTS arItGH, APRIL 18, 1857.
FrERMS...I9/6 50 , ! 1 ", eiIiPrOIICSI or 11111 Clubs
or, delivered at residencies of Subscris
bars, $1.76. See Prospectus, on Third Passe
REn lOWA L S should be prompt; a little
While before 'the Year 'expire* thid we essio
..I" full arreassamsnts for a steady supply.
TRU MAD WILAPPEIt Indicates that.we
desire a renewal. If, however, in the Asst.,
of atailihiettliii signal should be ousittudy we
hope our friends will still not forget us.
.TT44 O /4 4 . -8 . 3 " 1 1111ent by oaf*
hands. when convenient. Or, send by mail,
enclosing with ordinary cares and troubling
nobody wit'a,a knowledge of. what y,on are
doing. For a large amounts send a Draft, or
largo notes. "Morons or two papers, send Gold
r useall notes.
leo MAIiE Olldifiadli Send postai* ideCiipiy .
or- batter mill, send for more papiret
for .Solrelity inesbers, or $1 for Thirtyetbre•
distodertelf" • , ,
-Letters t snit. powounnications
to' Iti/v. DAVID DIUSINdIICY. Pitt burgh, .
,aenexal i Asse~bly „`:" :,
Thefleneral, Assembly of the Presbyterian .
Chitickin th'hPnited Statee4 Ameiica will Gold,
its next Tie4l'4in:the First Piesbyteritin Chttich,
LeiinghineßaihitnickY' at eleven o'clock, kV;
on , TblirsilayMke 2lstof May next. ant will be
opened t‘witit 0. , sermon by the Rev. .Praticis
Alo,derater. !the ~last
r *TrO 'COUl33(ttCti of Cominiseioii will meet
trierleiktiAtrAii:R"the Yiridned=
dtif ergatiltittlibeeeditik; ;ist isightate'apekiad
ceivelPoilamisnons, and ,
the day of Ahe„aneeting, i at nine o'clock, for the
same purpoie.
Jong 'lmvansits, Stated Clerk.
a Ai.sxAaora P. MCGILL, Permanent Clerk.'
''P. S. Stated Clerks of Presbyteries are re-.
speetfrally•retnested to make out their of per
sons entitled, to` the Minutes on a separate sheet,
and to send that, together with moneys for the:
Minutes, to G. R. Van Gelder, Esq.,„Philadel-,
Ain, 'Treasurer of the general Assembly. •
BETEKLZ,AcsnEnT.—„,-The „per
session is $8 to $l2, and not $8 to $lO,
as ,printed in ,the advert:mu:tent. '
DECEASE OF MR. ORR.—Died on the 30th
of March, at his residence, in Clarion County,
Per, after ...a, protracted illness, Rena Robert
W. 'Orr, in the fiftieth year of his -age.
anore:extended . notice hereafter. •
ACSNOWIEDGMENT.—We have received
from Coultersville, Pa., eleven, dollars, for Mr.
Guthrie, 'toward the purchase of a bell for
Little Traverse Mission. 'AL 'few dollars still
are needed.
WAR. EV APELICIA.=The colony at Cape
Palmaw(the ltiaryland) has got into a serious
conflict with 'the Natives. Forsome cause,
whether the fear.`Of an assault. or to Chastise
for an injury, or .in the spirit ,of aggression,
the Colony sent an expedition of , fifty men
against a native town. The Company was
beaten, and twenty-six of them .either
or iwounded. Application*. was • made to
Monroiiia for aid, and ex-Governor Roberts,'
witkonwhuittired and fifty:men, and $6,000
in - dabney i were''sent in response to the call.
1 1 401sTONGAHELA CITY, PA.----Twenty six
persons were received to the church under
care of Rev. J. Kerr, on,Sabbath last. ,
..tiNRIST.TANSBURG, VA. --There. is said to
be a revival' .Of - religion in `the Presbyterian
church' of Christiansburg. - From twelve to
fifteen are . happily converted, and there are
eighty or ninety inquirers.' The:, pastor,.
Rev. Mr. Stnart;is assisted by Messrs. Lacy
and Hickman. .
ald learns that about sixty persons were re
eeiyeil to the two Presbyterian churches at
Dawdle, last Sabbath; the fruits of the
work . of-grace there. Of these, a consid
orable number *pie students of . Centre
How Men are Made Calvinists.
Men are by natuTe'' Arminians, and Pela.
gins'. They have :great - ideas of self, and
quite . iv hostility to the idea of God's sov
ereignty in the' disposing of them:` Bnt,
lave been enlightened,' regenera7
ted, : and amide 'deeply
,experimentat Chris
tians,, they *-are Calvinists---always; then,
Calvinists at. - flesh, and mostly se • by pro
fessionC That is, they always judge of
themselves, sued' God, and they' is '
duottkeir*votions, on the principlesalich
we designate: as Calvinistic;'`and they will
mostly ' acknpudedge in form the truths
whieh,lie at the foundation of tIS,t system.
It then,''the,regenerating and Sanctifying
grit's.)) . of Qod 'which makes men truly Cal
vitiate In their faith.
Such was the testimony of John Newton
one, ofpthe most distinguished 'of Divines,
for .piety and practical wisdom. In a letter
to a friend, he - sa'ys: " I am an avowed
Calvinist,"the Points iihiCh are usually "
coinvised in that term, seem to me so con
wantrto, : Scripture, reason ; 6
• ilien e
ligi4ed,), and experience, that I have not
theshadow of a doubt about them. But I
cannot disinifej dare not speculate." And
he tells' us boar' he became 'such, and how
othiire are led to embrace , this. true 'faith :
it I,,,.Aelieve," he says, " most persons who
are-truly alive to God, sooner or later meet
with some pinches in their experience which
„constrain them to flee to those doctrines for
theit , illief, which perhaps •they had for-.
ineky 4 dreaded, if not 'abhorred, because they'
kneir iit t- itfiew to get over some harsh conse
quences they thought necessarily resulting
from them, or because they were stumbled
by the miscarriages of, those whoa professed
them: < In S,his , way I •was made a Calvinist
myself; and I am eontent to let On Lord
take his own' way, and his - own time, with
others." •
The now denominated Ca
tic,"arc' sometimes called Augustinian, and
somptimpaPauline because Calvin, Augus
tine, -and Paul,' were pre-eminent teachers
of them; but they are really the doctrines
, of the Spirit of God. None but this great
Teaeher could reveal them; and none but
he 4ivhose.orme it is to'kid Christ's disci-
pletTto truth, can et bring Men .to a
Alui,Foerstanding and, hearty reception of
Alia"; c or..the hind work :et-thia Instruc
tor w e always pray.
Collections s.
Same objectioniOave seen ,niade.4 our
remarks, a short tune ago, ,in , ref nce t e o.
the deficiency in the contributions of the
o esta Missions , forthe past
o D
year. It has been intimated that we favored
a return to the system of Traveling Agen
cies. It was not so. We were trying to
stimulate Pastors and Elders to the dis
charge of their duty; so as to avoid that
: painful and.. mmiliating necessity.
We always regarded the Agency system
,an.,,mayil; and yet,wa.ever welcomed the
Agent as a co-laborer for Christ. His office
wairreinedial. Ile was; engaged in a really
useful work. 'He Supplied where there was
a lack of service :RE' part of Others.
Medicine 'we' laid ever disliked ,, but -pain
has made, the doctor welcome.i An •appli
cation,of cold steel:is horrible' tii;think of
and then, to pay--roundly"for it, trio—but ;
still, 'dentistry is an art most
painful and costly
. are th ~d entist's, ser
vices, let, by. supplying certain ,deficienoies
about us, lie.;has ,added , iimmerisely oar
Comfort "
So of the Agency sYst4s, l )n - our Church'.
vcr t., . •
ir,;;fa may speak ofbuts yet it
Was so, necessary, . and -so happyin its ree t ults,
Oat me , cannot' but ragardLit
es -haiiikh
er . :
Ofigniat heMfitt;WitliialfliteVuOii, ,
V . ,?nll
proauctive ornnspearanio SQOP t i 4,
its iesnits ,in.: our fissions, Domestic ; , and
Foreign; in < our successful- Educational
efforts; and in our. Colleges, and Seminaries,
and church edifices. You never have a,
field of grain without agency. Wheat does
not grow spontaneously. , Neither has your
luxuriant harvest'ever come into your barn
without - cost' A, portion; of it ' must, in
some form, go to those *ha gather it ?.This,.,
is evil's ordination. .
But we are told that the:Parochial officers
are the proper agents for the bcneiolent
operations of a Church. Very well. So
say we, w4h all our heart. But suppose
that, in some cases, these are like " a foot
out of joint." What then ? Or suppose
them, in regard to one item of duty; (they
being so much abiorbed in other great'mat
ters,) like "a broken tooth," whose stump
even ie without vitality. Will z you still:
specglate on what< ought to' be, - and do
nothing? For your physical min you
would employ the ap*Opriate remedial
his bill
Agent, and pay his bill too, and then find
yourself still the gainer. , • „
Happily, amongst ourselves, the figure is
applicable, in but a very, limited degree.
Our Pastors and Elders are living Chris-.
tians. But unhappily some of them think
they have too much to do, and' some are a
little forgetful, or disposed to procrastinate •
and : some, alas, are sinfully insensible to
Zion's' wants. And still, :even in their best
estate, there is need. for some agency, au
perintindence, monitor—something. There
is a need for Boards wise, and
and 'a need, also, of some medium between ,
the. Boards and the churches, scattered, as
those churches are, over thousands of miles
of territory. Now, what shall be the kind
of this intermediate agency? There is
,room, here for a wise discretion. ,One kind
will not answer throughout. There must
be an adaptation to the notions, tastes,
habits and "prejtidiess which forkivail 'in
different districts.
This leads us to notice - another. remark
relative to our brief editorial, before alluded
to. We are told that we have sent 'forth
from Pittsburgh, the very .centre of the
district in which there has' been a large
increase in contributions; a' complaint aboitt
deficiencies. This 'is so: Bit our re
marks were not local. We were aware of
the increase:here. And ,its utterance was ,
just -at the pointof our pen, when the little
article . was written. But restrained
it. We permitted xriodesty to rUle the me.
inent, and suppressed what would have' had
the'appearance of contrast'. and boasting..
When urging a great 'duty we did not With
to say, `Brethren, look at us and admire,
and copy.
But, had we, in this, region, no Agency . ?
Trily'we had,' and 'an effective oiler-Atte
cessful for one year, at least, and not ex
It-may be now a dtity to state:the'mode
and results The four:Synods, Pittabikh,
Ohio, Wheeling
.and, Allegheny ,had been
considered ,a field 'for - a Collecting:Agent.
When , thatsystem 'weir laid aside, a year
ago, it was - arranged that kr. J. 1). Wil
hams, who had been the Treascrer here
Domestio Missions, should use some en
deavors to have collections- taken up in all
'the churches, and should have a small corn
yensatiowfor ' time and expenses. He Ac
cordingly, made the inatter,a subject ,of' con
veriation and:correspOndence. He,directed,
a friendly.CircularAaall the Sessions; and
also attended the Synodical meetings ~ 7 The
result, is, a nett ,gain, in the, contributions
from the chinches in the fouriSynads, this
.year over last, -of $2,764.13. • There has
also been a gain from legacies; of 8476.26;
and in contributions from outside the field,
paid at this treasury of $1,417 24;, -making;
a total, of four thousand two hundred and
fift.rone dollars. -
This gain is very encouraging; and'is - th6
more 'gratifying as it was pethiliarli heeded.
The aggregate falling off, at the general
treasury is about, .$4,000. Hence if this
fiald and treasury had barely kept up - their •
previous year's aniount, there would have
beenaggregate loss of 48,000 i.a, d e &
ciency which would'' have been felt :very
seriously in thcoperations of the Board.
Our brethren , will permit us again to re
mind them, that the' work of benevelCrice,
will no more 'progiese than any other work
without some special effort being . directed,iu
thatline. And this effort must. be, made,
year after year. Wind up the clock as you
may, it will run down, and will be motion
less till you wind it again. The steam en
gine needs a constant application of fuel. '
A well cultivated' farm irialloduee one
good,cio,p, but not much More;till it shall.
be `re•tilled. r
The Systematic Beneficence kiebeme.cion , .
templates Lee r 'parochial officeiii ,4 ate 4 '
t X
printum ,in the raising - Oftfarls.l
The theory Aeattiful ; and iiPou t' vliito In”
a vital, universalivorking princiPle—apetu
pctual motion, with an ever increasing
power and augmented result. How far it
May prove, -so, remains' yet , td be' teated:!
The feeble pulsations of the year just closed,
may belong.,only . to, tlu
e. k
Schem \ We stall rejoice lo'do 'our part
toward its ins - g.e ration.
But,: still, n bile z the, change is in. progress, - ,
from ihe r oldsykitem fr to thenew one; and
, while habits are-being formedcand the -in-•
ward sense of duty is growing into power,
it may be well for our Boards, by and
the countenance of 'thee ASsembly, to haVe
an eye to something interreediate between
themselves and the churches.,, They,
, may
do much,through the' ,Record, and through,
the weekly journals,:and letters,, and by
visiting."-the Synods; and, perhaps,ewhere'
the arrangement can be 'hid, xreif dO still'
more hy the presenee`of aneriterit and . in -1
telilgent Mind—an arrangement such as that'
in , tho,four Synodsl- the .'success= or which
we here record:a'
Our suggestions may not,be the',ierY 'boat
possible, ,li9P; 09 1A09109 may be ,assured
that, for 4years, ,to :;there must,. be
strenuottst,and directed ; ' efforts; not
I,- T. ~;
only itt:entiatintine,'"theiroik in its out-ping.
freinAhe'nent e
ale, butifso athrut,„Tizi 'the,
, 4 ' g- -r•
means wherewith tc: Work:,
The Insurrection in China:...:
China occupies, at present, a very:large'
place in the field of public, vieion. I All eyes.
are directed thither. The advancement,: of
Christianity. is= intimately , ebnneetell r. with
what is , there occurring.' It hence beliooves l
journalists to use 'the best' means of ae:"
quiring inforination, tliat they Mu' lead the
public to the apprehension of truth, and ' , to
correct sympathies that,— even though'
nothing else can be done, a throne = of gitiee'
may ,be approached with righteousrand
earnest "desires`. The Insurrection 'is.' still
maintained. Should - we pray for itestin
cess ? or should we - give thanks for its 're v
verscal t Is_it favorable to religicois truth,
to real liberty,= to:the introduction' of an un-.
trammelled`Gospel to the hundreds'Of
lions of that great country ? or would it but
change 'the superstition, and war still,
against the plan of salvation' through Jesus
Christ? '
We are not - able, yet, to answer" these
questions, or any of them, with Coofidenoe ;
But we inquire after facts,.:and the same
kindness whichlelped us, last tyeek r to an,
article on the Canton troubles r aids use now
in the 'investigation ''of the affairs of the
The , China Mail, hf the,Alate January
15, is. our principal authority. Thepfacts I
are ,communicatedin a letter'from t the Bei'.
E. o.'Bridgeman, P, a missionary of 'the
American Board at shkagbAi: "' For several
months there have been rumors that internal
strife existed among the insurgents ,in their,
head.quarters -at Nanking, and that some Of
the leaded bad been Slain In 'the quarrels;
between hostile factioni. Shine rumors re-
ported, that the Chief, Jbeen ;
killed; ,others that one or other of the as
sociated leaders, who were designated as , the
Eastern :King, Northern King, &c.; hid`
thus perished. These 'vaghe'liirnoin , have
been reduced to some - OOlierencY in' the'
account 'furnished by Dr Bridgeman. He'.
derived the statementsrfrom tliree afferent
individuals, who tad ,returned veiy recently.
'to Shanghai, haiing left Nanking.Deeenfrber '
12th 1856 Ohe of .these individuals, was
a native Chinese • the other two were Air-,
signers; who. ad been inthe employ of the.
insurgents fora season:: The want of more'
full and eatitifadtbiy statements ihout many
interesting' points, accounted for by'
the :fact I that , . the 'native, was,
and in a.,,,monial situation, while thei for
"the and
eigners were ignorant , of language,
.could only knotv what paSied 'Under their
- own observation.'
According to the 'accounts„ thus - fur.,
nished; the Eastern :Xing, who was next ,
'in power toAlie. !Chief himielfi-' was inur
dered by " the command.` of the Chief, - about
the middle Of August,` 1856.; - The graphic:
'description of the fea.rful,tragedy is. as folk
lows : "Of.all, Abe r-blbody: t tragedies of
which - the :Eastern King had beeit'' the;
prime' instigator,' during` his ' bold and in
pious career, none eqUalled that one in which
he himself was to be the chief victim. -
had revelled. in. bloodli the had - fattened-on
the . end fSported with the agonies' of;
many; be bad' filled' his Palace with luirtit
ries and dainties; -the choicest', wines,, the
most - refined qualities and some
,inetruments,,of music, were there;:,
. d.4ked,
1 12 e indulged,: if !IC weie 'the
ions of the Tai-Pings. He seldom,4 ith Wei;
went beyond - the gates of the` ciity~ and vier'
its inhabitante he had' assumed y nearly all
the •authority. At length he, had nearly
completed his arrangements for the deetrue , '
tion of the Chief, that he might assume the
chief command. : One • of his confederates
- -however, - hetrayed the plot. The Chief cis ;
patched secret and confidential - messengere.
Ito the
King and AssisteptilKing,c
who 'absent -in command :of separate' ;
armies, to ',hasten to 'Nanking' te;',llll3de2 .
tepee of their Chief, and to assi
destruction of the conspirators. At the
summons of -the self-styled Celestial King,
the 'Northern' King' retuned f proaptZyj.
arriving at the gates of Nl:diking 'in'
'the 'dead of the night, both,he and ikis to),
lowers., were. admitted .withent suspiciothp
in a . few , -hours , every man
. was at thi-, , prist
which had been - assigned' hinfi . all " the
avenues to the Eastern King's: pelade were
occupied .by. the :adherents, of the Chief . ,
The decisive bleilicamciike a thund'erbolt,
and by the dawn of 'day, thc-Eastern - Kini,
and hundred's ;of 'his followers'--officers and s ,
people' . Men women' . ; and Childrenz—vrere
weltering, in,t 6 eir,own`binntif
"been decapitated, others spearedpbut not:
• One - Aias ellottedio`esetie." 111 1 . 1
quaiOOd i fii were deposed
r, , '.. 1 ' . 4. 4 • ' 2 :
— a s nore. i, is `piti:,..,.. They Ttlmlo_ eredt, 'so" . ,
t iv thousand.: :' Th4gh hen l .,, ,. it Ilea, •
mown that.tht tallen - Ki ' 'ad bern plotting . ''
the destruc tion
, it 1
' . ..v r i n v..............m.v.,....~..5.teg.4.
rejoicing over bis fall; yet his adherents
'could rioV'Vel -lidEit l ed.r Specious preteiti
were put forward for their being disarmed,
,and. after, tiO r had v been .accomplished,• they ;
. b loo d
were murdered in. co ld od to the number
-of between twenV and thirty thousand.
'111• Virtissetant*i t ygovhc - hai , beau ; sttor,
mitied k b"i the Chief' aleo, lid no c Ole.
And when - he - iras-informed of-the •• fearful .
destruction that Lad been visited upon the
Easter 'King tthe 'Via rdiipostidT ,to revenge
his death, or elselib imake it the pretext for
o tt
removing Abai: No bgrn, King, who now was
the ookronii IA : itood‘ between himself and
tire:;'quif• ‘,* ge l * adhe
rima;and-whosi ewas sufficiently strong, he
wrifge#Ple`o4) 'diriiikriAins,thO head of tbe
Northern 'and-..threstening . 2 hostile
attack OnAiinti 'l7 lit was
reftiaed... : ln tonulpliinen , with; his demand,
the head of:tholblatikan 'King was taken
off, itid .380, Ito, •,the
• Assistant , King as, a
peace-offering. ''Eleveral others high in corn=
mand were also 'proscribed: ' The 'Assistant
Kingy of . Warlike' adherents,
. 5 , • „,T; . /l; •
emelt anking ab9nt the first .ueoom-,
/ A. ./ .c t A V)
l.ll ) .irsaililPose4.o.tako. l e!Allsevi
ein.King's plaedriii-fzereising tbeiprinclpal
potief. indeedlietale4ierelifelnlitinkint
that the' AisiOitiii,*.inkwiiiPpl6iting"ilte t
desiiuction of, l i'neiAigt,..”
•t 44.1 It,- • ;,.. vi ....Hi 1 , ..‘
of PeOesilibv. Allko 40511. 1 lPop.;.asAki (or. ,
the:. execution') of -the' ploti f:These,.soines,
000drilne pd er; d'o
, fir. •
an g l/ :7•TY, t r °ll9 ll 7, ?ri:PP..J., e :,9 .° 1 6 ; a8 .1
of !iiilDN'u'rre°4.T4a 1,11949ig " 41 9:1 1 eVilvq:
the,' ioßininiii Ask ethers, is iwekoh:cok,ehrb-.1
tianitt in.' , ltheqenterpirise. BntiAnotwith4,
standing" i;HdgrieiP
. gaii4, ol4 :4o l o l ip i
world to .. hope.
io .0;0;00 4 _ taPe
ope for the t tbeett t ,thet it.,dppears:
doted ;impotisible' 'to disp*catoiti tate'
opififilii 'that theio Wit trae '( 3hriiWa element
in their; i . 1 11 -..rp m •.r.r
vr;l4. - ° 1,41101. 'ilf mit"
„ , Atiorelt/OBS of sllellible.
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Cl . l l l e Og h t tl'?lcYfWR AIM* .4.4n4 1 .-
can Bible Society conceiv,eit s the, Wear;•Ofi.o:.l
viola g 3he•text .of the t iEnglisha Bible twiittk
rhos been in' common
ic and other i4iitione,"rai l d ß oeinster=
- . • ?.;
Ingi,entendations.-. The thought ,was•umated t
;from. the press, and attention requested to. it , .
, :Very little was raid; ;and the work .of
! •
"4tiiiti. "4"`• I,:t
aon was • entrinitCd Wit •:Committee,' Who,
givin' g ccrtain iules.for"litr! . guidanCe, em
iloyed..l3,ev,l4e! ~..*Wr. . : -
,McLane, of ,iirili, 7 l :
iamsburg, La.-, to 'execute the task:: IThei
collator spentinineteerimionths upon sirtlit- 1
forent• aditiOns'Of tlid a tible.' •'lle faiiid"W
large number of variations, but all slight sail
unimportant,:! • Not • one
f 'Whitili affecttr either'
doctrine - or' dirii!.,'," I'lle 4 ;'• Sciiei#3` r.,: Itiosider;
has issued . 11*4. oaiii*, ,pith eniendetiolns.
In this, we thinir the3s,,iuAre gone beyond ,the
'desires of ,Chriiitians..;:iire r have not e lthair •
issue' lb qfore ' usAsit Irchil ' th'e 'Bp eCiiiims . vrti
have seen q uoted ;` ieglir"d' • ilii) i altiitillas
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,as 1i f. 13 . 1 P 9rt 951 91 1 ., P th 1 " 1 : 1 . 8° ,94 SPLIAi . ex
cept that the very fact of altering is .a. se-.
lions evil • and l ire cannot .but. hope that the
iweiety, c will Tettfiniitoi.and.,abida -by their
fundrunental': printiple,!! Ofn issuing , only the'
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Imi 4 ..4P, xem.(!MbeT.citn4,...m4MYl4lol.rihvg. ,
;and •lnight. .• •Nemotide the Arian a,ndr..ser4 ,
',,an : iirtkr"life, brit" lerkii•iiightof its Ijoys." Ili&
,4303 4 11 : .. ;
.... R e or t o. l , l;i ti al t 0:00.. r #0 :1 40.
.k id n,7,*(c. iii*A4.ll„. l ? z i, l o : o4oeanliiAtt,
torziesismaika , Pl9roYlPirs*pare; too ::often
'iltArt, herforgotteni•J And inttheistunetiiar
.do i WiP treat . thifl (os' pal eirt '''itie• - Pro .
tiior* l .the'*Orlt w ipir4 i ever on' iho -1
:ileetooieiibeSiti • . .•
totkesll the
. way,
the f•nisnies.lhat may Oreaten,,ozany•evi-;
'de*oes .aft:unfaitlafuldein on the lout. of its
,inifiissi#SL'or' adiddit tda t .'llteifirsi note. of
1/dar n i Asl!elliek' l eeiliflit. iiiidl 4 . l oi . iiiiie =
'echoed ' .. vviOi b tlieriiiis no" tiiieh'. id" t .
'noticed morally in.fsearching u ont-favorable
indications, or in heralding the triumphs of.
'the bliniedtEgtibrilf•therSai of Gil: .. Th is
is itqt ' SSA .4 0 44, 1 ?; 1 * ' 4l4; l l 44iig! fl i ' 'as
`much'` a .diiSiiail duty i
y 1 10 4 2 1 .4;;XrP e1.' .... ,a i•
.lab l or. -; . laid. if 'Christians, „would Atitc.,:lookt
'around ,:them; and nee* beyond -. Ili sir; own .
1 narro*l"sphareit, ItliefiVoUld :1111ekliiitiir
that hi' hoPiz4l,"iiiltWitQqa4i4 .ilie' 4140
' - - s , ,T 4 ') OAi -1 viPt...; %.• .:....i.: i
I inef4 l iarky of
, : tko) qhufpl,k, alnup d3ng wprld
;lineal; and •lusiveardaring impiety: : We:ar:
not iliiiiioseof to - indulgeitherrenthusiastie lex
pectatidridloine WV'S& the •Milienniuni just :
a littie':aff; 'iiBi a sze'Ve * of ilioe - ''' % , i'lo see ''
i • d a y• Ai . / :.1. 4. .
k. 0 0 3 .1.1% 1 1 0 . cheer A tdeePellPig , I )..eFtliFta
Arlie' tchtti c appiid nribritsi.or‘iiemonstpitc&the,
adriziecroof dthir kiiiidomif Of .. rigliteimsueis
capon the kinigifinaa Ur: odrirline'il .' - i liihile'
/ innuirning.overxthC :wants of .ohristian : zeal
9 1
:}na' .. al i i ,., Stia l C'Siftk :ruiljusi u glan ce a a
fei4 t g lit or 4Vel*A: o 4ilLtt m an i toir.ed,ot ktet religious at v , kW 'Waal
gelical,Chnrches lldGennanyA
giVe promise'
of the %awakening:l ofithbl i tindient ' NM 'and.
;spi t ritifid life: ' Thrif'eNitgiligeroh*Ojecif
fig *ili ks ,,i' a i," gr Al y N - 4 .s ? *ii i i.k . ...:vi Ent..
kuldrth;;* •• tin ' ta t ofev . 1141 cal
.;!. ...• I'MPeR t ,f l . c , ". ••• • • *
**Pe to th*inicantt.ff Sees/ ' from What
.: . - .
evermativeit hasiVeenldnie;•liaS beeti hiiiltdi
,yitlidelikiht. f TTlie..•l,U44l;:prineclied in all
its follnefic;:is felt , to 14 5 "inc}4.a . ifni ;; I ctei-"'..
~ , ~...r,,
Baptists, t i.);..10 i . I .• -I
.1!%.4. 1
atty. The the aflggth an d Re,.
Independents have each in , the F1 1 1:11 one
idiom they' i.i.oclL. a 4 rivideliV,litfield,
.whck.preaohes the) c;40,4 Gospel ,in truth!: and ,
sinCerityi and :Vast . Multitides listen:J. o ln'
.1 • .
.. 14 ui' dtrii'bonntri; 6 - deiii , 'e after'WbOtter•itabk
itli i .4 i ik., V . o.leaily e'4iieb,..:t. smog, the.PiOli i ;in: l frunr ,., l l. t ,1 1 P c, 4Pr i n n n n R f4h q'
i ppthis ott ; incatipus
places thrtiughont
*.the . land, Alzere I are , ling . evidences f'df
'awakening. ,tyivoietheioubflor thg'tizioplis'
"seeds ki,li tu i l •ga ta i kiiii ii i i 4 e4 , "o4 ; . ;
'il(' 0 7 / 4 4 )Zii,Z.1ielfi,4 7 ; } mis : * r,
1 .
,skOary, *Woos. inikisis4iAfriat, the Illmide •
Of themeiOuulliunongLtliecAliariginewtotblir
lad" kitiitiii'e'lftitpßfairtgs•"' of ''the , itzay:
r. •,,, i Lir; EH: I
flu 1,1"121 Kt 0. t 1.1
, Spirit are Nytnessed: 1 b L E,, ;J iy o , Al.
''' i i`ic'dVite'Oldlgplet s) 4ll/3 S eiviniaied ,
when the Opeartince ; i 7 ?.the sm.iP, eloudr noth
larger than man's h' t , .d, NM i'i . 4 * : ed hat;
4 v
reason have Christians" to - take ecu ge, to
. pay„, le or LrfiLE2L„tlLea . c i tirvll4ol43l..
Israel? What rßaso . r . i have ministers to gird
ilieineelves•axgav, to wielil'iliedirc . rid i orthb
Spirit more vigorously, to smt the precious
BePli Isn, ( / -t° , exl 3 4'M4 ahrhntti Nrn t 7
dße rOefaithiess' ;litti helleiring:". 4 ..
qOSIPII Yr OLird 1 , 11117 -This
minister of efaist was called to'lli:rest, on
the 80th-zdt;:--He• died • at -his-residence in
Newman, Ga., aged 65 years. The Southern
Presbyterian' speaks of him 'tis emphati
cally a good amt beard miss-r"
Moral Principle -Essential( in Civil Gov
,ernekentit ;:, •'; ~.7:
San Francisco is fniiiialiine atione
dence, conforming
. to the . vihCle'kl i itory of
,that - an irreligious people,oannat sus
tain =der; and, that those whO make gold
theiltod; cannot perpetliste.. liak happy Civil in
atitlitii:Cmi ' , That iiiikaxiiiYinity not beeri
entirely' b'f the .. ;1 1 ,100.
:felv•Oho 3 4int!. kheßt,l 4 o Aie•
number...Jai increasing; - but Aiiiifroportid . irikf
too ie.ffeot a steady control good;:
or the `hand' oc'ir4
isti.uwAsi . o . 66'.iiim -i n , Doin g , iter - aki;
Thingsseern to be approaching a orisisin
Our omuntai pal affairs. ,The'setiools .have*
been lbeought to a staild•still—the _firemen'
are:without means to continue their organza-;
tiom—the %prisoners are 'without foodireacept:
thit• which. wilt be temporarily piovided for,
them , by.a.subscription:•raised yesterday by.
the: members. of the! Grand,lJury. : -Meeting&
,Were to'. the
k S P hools ands Fire•Deptutment;o. or.•
Thefrat' atteihpt;at...garotting wes•madel ,
.ou'r ,dity,-on7 Saturdiyhmornin`g, , •Marok
4th, at=B . Charlett Brittonf•atid.
John ,Corbett, alias. COlbyil-upou.• a -inan,
.nimed:Patriok Donohne.;:.lThey.- had !been
,drinking at .a saloon. citi'Dupont Street, near
Poternercial , , and, left,' the bar I together.
Donohue !had:procceded out a few stepsfrom
the:-door, when - . Coibett'aeized . him by the
'throat, and banked ,him :against .the wall,
WhEle iatritton :TObbed.liiiii of 'sixty dollan3.
The rog ues , were-subsequently arrested, and,
',upon examination; were sent to the , Court•
Of Sessions:: , • .. • .i rr, . I :
• . Who would choose tos stwiti*State .
of society` 1. ' And Yet, ' ins such i
a ' s o c i ety is'
the v e ry place wh ere,the, Christian is .,
neededL—tb e.-*eietery, f the magistratei. the
, merchant,- the iabiiitsr,4he •school-teacher )
the iirtuntasfr *amen;
The fe'ii
bo i;tl 'a: • •
ere there a ring an .e unm. etngen
Nympatties of. the r•ehurob, and all vhelpi
l urid& camborg.isen.- ,••• .
I,{l . •5 ,. .' -
I)7t'hic)J 1
Eastern Snmiea - iy. • ' 1.
The Tratider, Chr00k%.,1 1 447 , 60, and,
havol;oe0 merged into o!m.popor t il: he styled,
the .poston Tratieler. "The editorial f ooperyisiop of
this iiapAt is to, be henpeforth under the , control
of 4ntoid:::l:toiiles,..Asq., formerllr ; o4iter : of the
SprOiSO L lepubfiloss t :which has 'heoßtoßnnil;rrifs,
or : Rom .ears, .cme ok,the,btet .8.4914ar nevi,-,
VaPeTlkSTNewEngland. -4.; 4 •
.:1 - late ineeting,of ,thelifoseptuturrrt lltsr
!IklNlEo l 4 l t*EYerett Prs7
seated nwe English, manuscript, received , from
Thomas .Carlyle, ' eontainin , g, interesting , mem
grandums of .the family IC Benjamin Frank
lin, previous to:: its removal Ito' . this country.
,Ire this connexion if may .be: pioper to *state,
Oat • ;11-. wribli. the New.l York ; Times • CAm..
rannicetierNinforrnslion that: Mr: r, Henry Ste
vena,"of lYermont; : agekti for the* , Smithsonian
,Inetitnte inkittisi haeliiitbovered Wl:collection of
fonrahlitithuid iand , writing
to,rl)e. Mak. Were' wri tten from
It^ Beata' thit'Fitinklin
- such' getiertil Use; by iiiiulB-iii4litbieigiiiiWa6
•of each fetthi . liCiatinkrdikelilidiii4M
'of tissue, paper. In this way Franklin mods:Ail
incites of , his Stalk ind 4 Ptiiatik'
i five
'sand dit#l44rini'
had them assorted l hideked, repaired; arid ;hand. :
lenther iva#,Y of the •
letters bad bees* froi 414 . ;
b'Ut ntl Bristal
aid • pitied inuier • liege and heated
manilla rollers, Ake Nritins, las been quite
'T. •
• , Twxxxirikrunargitaf 4peltmcf I t eptinary, have
gons , to Vl?rPtonA . l..os l ,) l: 91*:14.iiPiritutttbeziefiL.
of the ,rpeople, !ittring-lhlt.Priket 4 4.os oll ijOut 1 4
,destitute, placeef, underr the: ausidoes: of the : Do-
inestio.Missionary,Elooiety. -Sa9h antris supplied
with • Trains; to - be left' in everyhonsiwhither, his
wanderings snay.dead him. The 41f..nefidial effect
ft/ such' atdiscipline upon. these 'wlidiare Bola - - to
be entrusted the eat oftuseigs;
evident to all. r!
Thei linadeq - dedir'-of*-Eiwroilit'StifsontAl
guiding the lathe Oren gd6 i i en `snd'
;of , pkay for' the prosperity bf Zion:' In
thisliiiiitier'thepeeple'of the' 'olcl'l34 State' seem
to 'hti,4l; been ilenipil; is' the ienpli3 in;
.otheli i ‘ phiecii. In ti'ptiblielietere
in Beaten, 'it *4
"of donnty.wil sh, h o;
T ABll6;sllfti . iii i ntpdirl; 050; I' 4
ciniincii of which the'Bev ; Dr. `Nehemisli'
Adains le pastor, hns
. !•ert of it!! s ig men
in course of preparation for, the..niinkoz7--00.1n,
in Coilegeand . some in the ThettlOgiN.frpmer7..
zOneef these young men is the son ot,themsstar.,
. NE.W Y 065 . :., ;.
The. Times says that", hfteen years ago, ; ,the,
Tenses , of : no newspaper ; ,in
.thst., city, I exceeded. l l
09,000 1 per annrp;cend that e, paper whose,'
*oats amounted t 0430,000 peg annum was eon
sidered a miracle of success ;but that now, there
ere three, newspapers inithat city; the aggregate,
expenses of each ,one.of Which- exceeds; $360;C00
' - per annum; , while the protits.of each of thethree
iii not .lees , than $75',000 pen annum; :and there.
re :some half doaen'‘otheripaperviatttiveleity
'Whose.several.prefitrexated sBolotlo percent:min.
In the sameicontetiontitsia intimated thitir.owing
to the intressedf:cestl'etznateriald, thepreisure
'of adiertiiing , patroiegii;Tand• the demand upon' '
'the coinsiiis of phblia journal's ; there unlit soon
be triftia in• increase •
in t 6n ` 141464 enlisiiriptleit, a t higher quality
; Of . s •" i ' • ' ' '
' l '.ittV
:Awn it Was determined that th iD
e ears should not
't.e . rttn on the Sabbath, notwithstanding the y per mission of ;
ibe was 'oar hi
iSSorihn'tiing:tliiliin fiebt?ith, Bind
" • • " • Ir.' at)l bt.
eight against. tOoly one Of the directors was
absent. :
The Frnsr,RErorompi . .)p7cmCarrnott in..Tersey
"1. t• • • t
qtYfitif' latietlqtttlAt
Pl t itt P a PPT , ‘h d 91114: ItWs43l#o!:(l4odiArt4ott'd to;
i tl24 I T AR I OPI9 g tk A WIgh t n99O s9,n :M9AABYt of 483, ;
eek. ' The sermon in the morriMgmit3...proAchsk
bilhe Pastor, Rev. Dr. Riddle, from Ps. lxxxiv •
•1. n e afterk g
on there
preagirg ay. ake,.themfeel their responsibility to the;,
144 t
ye, so , wn the eve by Re Dr rri houieb olds, and to their country?
awe `,,,,, o f.tAlJniverskt 2 E,New nk., his gat . isto 'become of our land, if the.
new building is erected on the same site occupied rising generation is to be trained up in Flu b
bygtheurldrartdowasencedvfotwlearwragoo.tutternegleetof . th e means of grace, and i t
It is the meet, expensive „church in Jersey City, the total absence of all family religion ? A s
I look into the future of our country, a dark.
Ita ) ving l iiiree i dyqest "$.0 4 6,000. The towers and
basement are, still. unfinished, and $5,000 more
and portentouscloud seems to skirt the di : .will be required for its entire completion. There,. tent horizon, the destructive elements of
which is a bold and reckless infidelity, ero w ,
are one hundred and twenty-eight pews, which'
ing out of this fearful and prevalent disco
will seat seven hundred and fifty persons. Dr.
Riddle has entered into a very promising field of
gard of the Christian religion in the
potent in the d
h family,
labor, and has been most cordially welcomed by
There is no a of the adversary, gency more p
to accomplish our ruin 2s
his brethren in the ministry.
_ a.nation, than th's ; . and there is no duty
— The Evangelist - reports - a; cotitifined-degfeic more urgent upon the Church of Christ la
INCREASED RELIGIOUS INTEREST in many of the the present day, than the effort to brit.,
churches of New Yrirk. In some of the,leadthg . these ; multitudes of Gospel neglectersund e ' r
churches, prayer-meetings areheld'everymoining the influence if the living ministry. Sh e
In- the same 'paper =it has been stated that 'owes a duty to the souls of men, and to our
benevolent gentleman connected; with nui of - th 6 ' common country, on this subject of imineus.e
Presbyterian c hnrchesviera; heti:offered ti'Conl' 'magnitude,. and it is important that sh e
• tribidelbree hitinliedj dollars a 'year 'td each of should: bring into requisition every agency
fifty` layinaa,' of initable'gifts and' inalifications; "adaptc4.. to
,accomplish the work. head
and of cimsiderithle eiperienee, "who will enter'. 'the masses of our land by a living Gospui,
upon a course of -Preparation" in some of tie ministry, and our land is safe. Her liberties
Theological Seminarlecc 'for *threci pears The stand upon the. Rock of Ages; and while
whole sum thus pledged is $45,000 This gen 7 guarded and protected there by religion' s
• earn an is impressed with the idea that :;there are mighty aegis, , the fair fabric of our freedo m
many laymen of suifiCient pietyand, educatiMi cannot be overthrown by any or all of her
for accomplishing gCed if 'introduced to the foes combined, bat let this foundation rock
ministry ,;of reconciliation.. be swept away, and the stately edifice will
PHILADELPHIA tumble into ruins, and "great will be the
, •
unn.ns AND PETERSON are about to publish tue fall of it." J. F
new work by Col. -Fremont, giving' a full aceotmt
of:his ;6...Exploring:Expedition." IThe work, will
be elegantly illastated. bythe same..artists who
furnished the illustratien's for Dr.. Kane's Arctic
Expedition.". • The sarne 'beide Will'also
t shortly it biograpby "of DI.- Kane, ilinnPiledfrein ,
hiejournaland letters, and giving an ctoecitint of his'
travels in China; the Philippine Islands, - Oreece,
Africa;' and Egypt, end of his adventures in Mex
ico during the war. -
It is supposed the lion.„Vfm.. B. REED,yrill
cept the appointment of ;MAlAst r r to Chin a , lately
conferrednpon him, and:that he, illleave for his
new post as'quickly as peasible.-
1 . The Rev: Dr. DownlichOn his' late address'
fore the Philadelphia stated some
very encouraging facts With',regard to thepubli
cation and 'cireulatide of the Bible, He said
that more than ten times as inanYiiihles have
' been printed cind'cireulated,4rithin. the last fifty
years, as had been issued in the Whale world pre
,ions to that time. Previously to. the present
century, there:had been only aboutfour millions.,
'of copies Qf , . the Bible printed, in about forty
different languages, 4iThile xiaijacthe, last ;fifty,,;
seven years,more than forty millions'led,jbeens
, published by ,Bible Societieey adpneOndppppdep.t
of the millions' published, by private enterprise.
Of these fortyinillions, the Britiskand .Foreigno
_ Bible !Society ; established in. , 1804, las issued
about .twenty-five millions; aid, the , Ainerican
Bible Society i restablishedAn 1818, about - eight
millions. - Of this remaining-ehven- =Mimi ; Atone',
ndllion has 'been issued- br-thei.Ainerichit'and
Foreign Bible SocietY, establikred , ife and'
the other .six,Millians by about six other'itible
'Societies, indifferent , parts,of ;the world.;
the renewal of missionii-y operations Modern!
times, - the Bible has beeniranslated ( for the three'.
• handie&and sixty millions of China,.fol , the'linie ,
hundred and tWeilty , millionk' of 'llindoAttii,
the twenty' or thirty Of BirriiaVand Vie
been printed in'inot'lgssi 'thin one' kindred Ind
sixty different lEl4l463'l'nd' dialerts, inicroiee
hundred anetiventylif Which' it' had `iiever' Vetn
translated before: :7"
Tut Fluxional; of the - late HOn: Charles' 111
Pexiiose, of the Sinate"of 'Penn'SYlvinia, was
largely attended on last Friday. Both' branches
of the Legislature and many members of the Pith-,
adelphia bar, were . . in ,atiendance, A .pertieent_i
and solemn address' was delivered by the Bev.
Dr. Boardman. Mr. Penrose became's Member.,
of the Preshyterian church of. Carlisle, under the
ministrations; of the Rev. mil l et the,
time ofhis.death he was , a,Menkber ,and Trustee
of the Tenth Presbyterian church of. ; Phladel
phis. As a raan,,a lawyer, a. legislator, Und:,a
Christian, he• was held ; in deservedly high ,esti-:
111 r. 1. N 111 1 1cDT` -y was nid a i n nd u. .4 4
stalled at • Montour's, La,
of, on
Ohio.:t e7141i114.-
i fist:. by - the, P.i'C'sbyte
Mirsickall'presided, - 111 Fulton
the sermon,
p, Mr.-'D.
IjiTur charged
the pastor, and m.,1,9e chlrgeqeoPle. y
REV. W. B. STE7ArART's Postß,Offiee address
is , changed from Baltimore, Mch, to Car
REv: Jorm VALE' 8 1 Nit Offie'e l ieddresrg'
changed' from Tiriton;lndiana , ` to L'ea
in.4:3ton McLean County, -"
• REV. ,SAIVITJEL FINDLEY, Jig.' s;,-Post Office
;. addressin, changed, from AntOtni Gnern , : ,
eey County„ ,Dhio ; tol!ittsburgh,!Pa: •
REV: B. M. - S:Mi= Of;:trnion
Seminary, been
called to.:
, Theological hal3
the Central church, il,said
it - Ey. C. ,111:$,E1EPPE4S0*,has • tllsen:chargo„ .
of the PTesbyterian ,'ehAreb.: Calhoun,,
Ga- • - • r- ks
REV. !JOHN MCCLUNG' has been
to ifecote.pastor of the - church "_at-141ays;
ville, 'Ky. ...lie has , also been invited lo
returii to Augus* Ga z -
C. of :Pontotoc, ,Misses- :
has, accepted, an invitation; to supply
the church 4,Fort-.Smithy iArkansas.
BEV .40DGE3LAN ern"' O*"
Waskington; Teias, to St Louis,
, JAMES WILSON-i has reinoied froni
Natchez; •Mississippi,: to Wheelock, 11.4-
ertson County, Texas, tb Supply the'ehureh'
in, that place; _
krir. K1,7117111NT, actor'' and Hopewell ch7okek; 63 . Been: stiieken`
with paralysis, aria'
preach ~.
vREv. glimmEs; of .3tadison,, Ind., has
been called to. Cranbury,,
_ 4, •-•=}10
th‘Presbyterialitiannei'alidAATicat e .
'Do yo u go
DR. ,111 KINNEY :77DeRr'Si Pr°*fri`77:/
some, bene!olent
friend, of, the race woufd:,Offer a.,r . ,,evyarst,of
fifty., or. a hundred, ,d Olive,. for e ' NO tract
of eight or twelve: the „thetnti._
" 0 0 .3Y0P1- do T R-,extOßegn Or,
gifted. pen, mvuldi giy Cue effeetiy,e,
product:kelp cu t,t4s meet important'.
Pointo,col ,and t519173.,'
riffles • opßoatte,
_d'irections:, frpuke,Apyn..,rgsi..,
dence , and diese 'beautiful preiri
'whiChT.rtitqoAre, studded in every direction
„with neat and taeteful dwellings, and °coil
qpied by respectable families, well off to live,
multitudes 9f, Wi look,s eldo*te,o,rAeper tnterit
place o f,, w o re hi p , , , Andi • it.ift. L itu t t, , , sp , ,more,
Scores less la Qv; i a lly . this,=4geetern .country.
agd3ho POP 4 sr , ottikilliliAB Aver
th.._ • OttiloAse "Qt God,. Or within tiket
ttlooo,Sv9til#c pliargArgsSibel t . who are:.
,f9K41.3644/11,44Jiiiitele4 walls-14arti
thege multitudes, in, an ywa y, lied; to
b e mac
A few months since, if you had entered
One of, the :principal' dwellings . on a retired
'Street jean. _Eastern city,- -you might have
seen a man Whose appearance indicated that
the Filed :reached the meridian of life,
btreteheit on the bed of death, and about to
Tass,frint,,,,..eitith to the judgment throne.
fiit weeping family getherabout his couch,
, or with agonized emotions east themselves
'en (tithe Achaniber. He has been
suddenly arrestedie-the midst of his carnal
ipurstiits,7by tt disease 'Which baffles the skill
'of the most exPerieneed physicians. ' He
has:just-beenief rmed• that recovery is im
possibleiand that death is very near. He
seems to. awaken for the first time to a proper
-view of his past conduct, and mourns. that
the faeinations of the. world ,haveLexerted so
powerfuLah , influence =Upon him: He was
the son of Christian parents ;who-have' gone
to their reivard::' Helms earlyinstructed in
thetruths. of our holy' religion; was urged
to God s in the morn
days,, and, Was the subject of
-many,' earnest- prayers: 'He -had at times
been liroughtsitilmest •into ‘the kingdom of
heaven=p but haiing antered, when young,
lute& hierative-busineas, and-having a little
)family :dependente him fore support, he
,ghded.up all the#energies of his nature, and
'With•re. determhuttion , of - purpose worthy a
,nobler work, began the ,wearisome, anxious
;struggle for .iireilth, and a position of re
,Spectability_ among his :fellow-men. At
-length " hie; object z was accomplished. He
1 -was ;rich. ~ The humble ~dwelling. was ex
changed for'n princely mansion: He rode
forth .in 'costly equipage. Poorer- sinners
'doffed....their hats. and did him 'reverence.
Meanwhile he'finds,his caresinereasing, and
itie*ealthltiatailed to secure him the en
joymenthe had anticipated. - On his lands,
'houseriikcoffersil he reads the words of the
'preacher, Y.Ynnity of vanities, all is vanity."
He has gatheredthe wind, and has neglected
the-tine riches: Nci'w he - is about to go out
front'the -world poor as he "canoe into it. As
he wipes the deathdamps from hiethrow, he
vallwideChildren about him; and tells them,
theearnestness of 'an anxious parent
and a, dying' man, that those _only are truly
;Wise-4a° •seek.first, the lingdom of God and
his lightionaness '_thab- , the world is false ;
that ;it cart afford annul:happiness; that he
, thettlovetirsilver shall not be satisfied with
silverprkor henthaLleveth'iburidance, with
=„i n crease...! s ratore broken sentences,
fruitlessiseries, for' mercy, exclamations of
agonyiland!death .les; Completed his work.
Theilifeless forrnlies= before us; the disem
hodied. Stands= before its Judge, to hear
its doottohnd sink to endless. night.
Sufferoyotir attention,: • dear reader, to be
directed. now to a-youth--incl he is the
Tepresentiitiverof.thousands,--who, following
in the footsteps)-of lam• -Whose sad end we
„havemarrited, in :trifling away his season of
!grace; in, the- pursuit, of =wealth. It en
.groisesLalli :dine? and . attention. And
,whilat*lte gives a;,= cold, speculative assent
:to all - that:4k liaidr to him about the inter
,estslof.thersohl, Are indeterniined to seek
wealthinfinstpand' , after that- the kingdom of
God.t:lsWe-dtremble•ler his soul. We are
reminde.d , that, outhis the• most propitious
pedodof our probationary ;state, 'and in his
c. , !senthiscpiriod, is nearl3r.passed. Again,
,tve,areassured =that. Goers' Spirit will not
always strive with . Mari, and soon, it may he,
~w hiltatoirr the pursuit of the gi yellow phan
pm," he `may cross that-line beyond which
, rnerey:doennotexte.nd ; - -Moreover, he has
ruadeno league with death and hell, and he
!hawhiteassuranciallint that before this sear
has munbered!its months his soul shall have
passed le thattrihrtnal from whose decision
, there3sntioappeuil. What folly, then, when
, eternakinferests are in.jeopardy, to spend his
eoingtiloments in the.puisuit of a bubble
mblfltubursts in the hand that grasps 4!
gdweinueh better to be poor in earthly pas
gessionir and rich in faith, than Yr rise in the
pworld;" and sink to hell ! How much better
to Spend' the ,few days of: our 'short life as
;did the Shepherd,ef Salisbury Plain, in the
service of (God, though sharing his penury,
and` then reign's, king in &heaven, than to
roll in wealth, and-auffer .with Dives in the
flaming: pit,!
But ,wei well> know ,that litany who, like
this young,toan,tarestriving after riches, do
not einfend, to refuse: ;finally the proffered
;blessings of salvation. They will give their
~.nndivided, : attentionstuthe subject of religion
00 some Awe; And !they confidently expect
ato - bleistived.otthey,. not know that faith
in Christ in au . immediate duty, and that it
For the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate
The Sad Exchange.
Our-blessed Lord once asked, with start.
iing= earnestness :the-question, " What shall
it profit a.mani-if he should gain the whole
'World, and' lose his own soul? or what shall
'a man giveduexchange for his soul ?" Men
are slow to learn , the value of the soul, and
the..vanity of all sublunary things. Multi
tudes barter.. heaven for a little heap of
shining dust. What will all their wealth
avail Ahem when they come to leave the
scenes of : their wasting toils ? or when they
appear before the judgment seat of Christ!
- wh,ejk,th, list sands are falling through the
glass of time, they begin , to realize the
folly and madness by which their lives have
been characteriZed; and when the Hashes
of the pit glare upon them, they would glad
ly give " millions of money for an inch of
tinte "--a. brief respite to prepare for the
'eternity which stretches on and on before
'them. And when e'en:dividing their slighted,
injured Judge, the sentence goes forth,
'" Ned' them nand and foot and cast them
intowouterclarltness/3 they. would joyfully
'assume a : beggar's, garb, or serve in the most
Menial employment, , if, they might be per
mitted to,live their lives , over again, in that
WoThfwher&stande,the cross, and offers of
'pardon and eternal life are made to every