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    PRESBYTERIAN - ,BANNER , &•• 'it,..:','.l VICAT 0
I►rrtb7terlaa Haannorg Vele VIA Is* 17.
prosbytoyino &dymatig Vet. U. Eng 111. I
DAVID MoKINNEY, Editor and Proprietor.
ECG riginal s' 4 l: ottrg.
Lines on the Death of Mrs. S. K. Neel.
She's gone—this earth was 'not her home,
She 's laid beneath thatod ;
A voice from heaven said, “Siiter, come
And be at rest with bod."
Though young in years, and life with all
Its scenes of joy or woe
Appeared before her; yet the call
She heard, and she must go
Though Mends she loved stood Wee iiiiieriniud
To watoh her fleeting breath ;
Yet when she heard the heavenly sound,
She closed her, eyes in death. •
'T is but a few slibrt months sidoe ebe,
With all a maiden's. pride,
Forsook her childhood's home in glee;
A young and happy bride.
With joy and gladness in her heart,
Love beaming in her eyes;
But, ah ! how soon they 're called to part!
Now cold in death she lies.
Her little babe can never know
A mother's tender care;
Nor ever, in this world below,
Can hear a mother's prayer.
Now in her bridal dress array'd,
Her voice in death islineh'd ; ,
She in the silent grave is laid,
To moulder . into dust.
Her sorrowing husband's drowned In.' tears,
His head is bowed in grief;
lonely and dark this earth appears,
Where shall he find relief? •
Look up to that bright world of love,
And comfort 13,ha1l be given ;
Prepare to meet'thy bridit'above,
There are no teen' in heaven.
0 may her brothers, sisters, friends,
All greet her on that shore,
Where love and friendship never end,
But reign forever more .
Sugar Hui, Dec, 1.857
for the Preehiterl4 Banner find 'Advbsiete.
A Religiatus . Reviiial—lts Signs.
Since the meeting . of 'our 'Coniention at
Pittsburgh, I have scarcely been "able to
think or talk, preach .or pray, about any
thing else than a revival. For that htepsed
and glorious object the meeting was Aalled.
To that, all the prayirs'and praises, sermons
addresses, were divided. To that: great
end that solemn, heart•searching Thisieral
Letter was written, adopted, and sent. forth
as God's message .to the ministers and
churches. And when it was read in my
congregation, many of our members', I verily
believe, received it as a speoial meisagelrotn
the Lord to us all, both pastor and: people
This was evinced by their fixed ind solemn
attention. As the disciples were led to ask,
(respecting the Lord's coming in judgment
to destroy the temple,)' so I was led to
(respecting his coming, in mercy, tereviste
his work,) " Wbat!shall be the sign of thy
coming ?" Is there token for,good—,no
sign of the Lord's coming iii theie things?
Tell us, ye fathers in Zion, who 'have wit
nessed the beginning and progress ef
vals, and who, like the,ohildrenuf :Leacher,
a have understanding of the times, tuknow
what Israel ought to do," tell us, for our
encouragement, if you see any signs , or, indi
cations that the Lotd'is about to 'visit the
churches with a general and' pcierftt'revi
val, such as we all need; andlell us, also,
what is our duty.
For a month past, my mind has alternated
between"hope and 'fear. I hope, I "pray,
and sometimes 'think I see some aigna that
the Lord is about to appear •for the help of
his people,. and, for the salvation, of a ,
tude of sinners through all this region,
where the power of hie convirtipg grace was
once so gloriously disphiyed, in' fle'diya of
our fathers.
Of late, some of our younger brethren in
the ministry, who have never labored in, or
even seen a revival, have felt, and in various
ways , have manifested, an unusual desire
that those days - at God's mighty power may
return again, that they and the people of
their charge, may experience times of re
trashing from the presence of the Lord: '
One brother has not onlyilianifit
upon the subject, and , prayed, "°0 Lord,
revive thy work I?.r but for more than , a year
past, has improved every tayorahle opperin
nity to obtain information from his breth
ren, who have had any extierieriod in revivals,
noting down the iesulti of his itliiirien, and
when I last saw th* harden Melds on.
versation was, “A religious- revival-,- what
are its signs, its effects, and the„most effi
eient, Scriptural means to promte; it?"
May we not set down' these ' facts as 'one sign
of the Lord's coming?
A still greater and more visible , sign,.: is
seen in the calling of the late Convention.
The first ,movement toward it—the first
thought, plan, and proposition for such a
meeting, for such an object, doubtless bad its'
origin in a feeling of great need, and of,
great desire for a general revival. And,
when the brother, whose heart lod had in
spired with that desire, brought forward the
propusition, did it meet with opposition?'
No : most cordially was it received by all
the members of his Synod; and being , sent
to the other three Synods, all •adopted it
unanimously. So far as known, there bits
not been a dissenting voice among the three
hundred nlinisters, and the more than' one
thousand elders' of the four Synods. All,
with one heart and with one voice, seemed
to say, with the watchman upon Mount,
Ephraim, "'Arise ye, and let us, go up to
Zion, unto the Lord our God;', and we,
who may be providentially hindered, will
pray at home that Gad 'Way inset with you."
And when the appointed , day came, and the
Convention assembled, o,4ohat a staving 1
The number and character of those present;
the wide-extended field from which they
came ; the spirit manifested by the breth
ren, from the beginning to the close of the ;
meeting; and the sermons, prayers and _ex..„
hortations—all, all indicated that God was,
in the midst—that a measure of his "Lori'
Spirit wee 'given to his servants tie it'inken of
his love and t mercy; and a sign of,his.wil
lingness to send a plentiful rain tipon , Olgt.
churches, ,we,,,w003. repent and, morn
from our backslidinge, and, by strairriiiii,
and importunate prayer,'"aeek the Lord till
he come."
When' David went out tofight against the
Philistines,, the Lord said to Aim And it
shall be, when thou shalt hearlhe sound of
a going. in - the tops of the mulberry trees,
that'then thou shalt go out battle : for
; God is gbrie forth before thee, ,to smite the
boat of thejPliiliatines."..Some of us have
heen for a long time praying, and hoping,
and waiting for some tokens of the, lord's
presence—some signs of his coining by the
power of his Spirit, by which might be
fitted, strengthened, and encouraged, to
forth, in , special efforts, .to build up the
Church,, and to sake the Simla of perishing
sinners under'our ea*. The Lord in great
mercy clinic near, and has shown us, ':by un
mistakable, signs, that he .has.inbt utterly
'forsaken his people that he is ready and
willing to hear prayer; and that his hand is
stretched out for our help, it we will but re- ,
pent of our sine, and, by faith, and prayer,
and holy obedience, return unto him.
.But if our cold selfish proud unbeliev
ing hearts,-will not melt in repentance 'for
sin, and love to Christ and precious souls;
if we refuse to obeY God; if we Will not take
,up our, cross and go` forth, humbly, boldly,
and faithfully, in
,a holy warfare against sin,
'Satan, and'the wicked world=alaS t we, may
provoke God to leave us,_ and .t, e Church
may sleep on in her spiritual sloth and` World-
linen, and crowds of careless and prayeriess
sinners may, go down to hell l
And no*, my brethiiii, *hat ahalf we 'do?
In view of the providential indications of
the Divine favor, 'and his Manifested wit
lingness to save ; and , in View, too, Of our
great need ofpa revival; the Prevailing'itti
pidity, worldliness, and baciltsliding, in our
churches, and 'of the thousands of ,iniPeni
tent, Gospel-hardened sinners in rim' eongre
gations, who are ready to perish, shall we
fold up our hands in spiritual sloth, sit doWn
at ease in Zion,and do nothing? If en r we
may provoke' the Lord tb "anger! And be
may execute upon us, - bis threatening,against
`the priest of Israel : alf ye 'will, not heir
* * I will even send
,a curse upon you, '
-and I will, curse your blessings:" Yes • our
very meeting together, and the precious
privilege we then enjofed, may, through our
Unfaithfulness, prain a curse, instead °ea
blessing ! ' ,
For the Preptkyterlan Beiper and Allvocate. ,l
Ciristian tenelloence.-
But to do good and to communicate, forget not.—
RIB. xiii: 16. "
There is av broad , distinetion i between be
nevolence and beiieficence. The° the
'fieiver, the other is the fruit; the oncisthe
wish, the other is the deed ; the one is , the
conception, the other, is the execution; the
one wishes. well, the other , does well; . the
one leeks &tits objsci..ind sheds a tear, the
other . looks it its ohje.9l shedding a, tear,. and
wipes the tear away. . They may stand in
the relation' of danse tidtfleffeot.
knee may thelaiise Of lienefieetee.= The
will may set the hand to 'Work ;ithe =kind
thought may berparent totthe kinder deed.
Certain it is, where wanting,
there can be no beneficence. ',You ' will
searcie thank_ a man , for, a kind .act which
'comes not from a 'kind heart.` Indeed the
antis not,''theii; for 'the light
of the heart should shine' out; and fall upon
the deed. But, benevolence - may exiat with- '
out bbeneficence.. There . are: of
berretrolent 'people, but far. fewer benefi
cent The malty wish us well,, the fere do
well by ys. Benevelenee 'may sit on her
downy pouch, bythelight.Of her, chindalier,
amid music, and books, and, liztiiioul re
pose, with a smile on her lips, a light in her
and weave 'around the world th'e
fairest -
day ditanis---4et'si crowtr on every liaggaia
brow; make every poor man's liovel , a fairy
palace, and each tottering invalid '
.Hercules; scatter the clouds and the'fever
damp, and bring in the, sunshine atiol. the
,inountain breeze ; yet the bogger,remains in
his rags, and the nick man groans,
e n his
couch, and the poor man's hovel be a hovel
still. ' But beneficence spurns' the eimeb'and his loins, and goereto Work; and the
beggar wears a crown, and the hovel be
comes a palace, `and the sick man is a Her
It hi the "difference between' Theory and,
Practice- willing and doing. Thii, then,
is the principle : When we have •received,
we must give; when we possess, we, must
communicate. It is a litw every where' else.
The flower: eves cut its `sweetness 'to the'
'morning breeze'; the earth gives back,its'
Warmth to the chill nightrait; the moist air
lets down its dew, on ! the, periled gropnd
.Every carolling•bird and humming bee, and
chirping tweet of a Sommer night, carols,
and butts, and chirps, Rif the'good' of all.
'BeneYolence is a seysh, •benefieence: A
:benevolent man will be a happy,man but
it is the beneficent, man that Makes others
'happy.; It is of beneficence We POW' ,
not of -benevolence; of doing' good,•not 'of
being good. In Christian community one.
need scarce urge. the importance of, heing
.good, but we may,. with some
urge .the doing of good. Our active is, not
always in pro
portion to our passive goodne'ss.
true, one way 'of' doing good, is being
good. Goodness itself is active. • Goodness
is , A go ad". man's ~influence is
always felt;
. stetions are going out from him.
He is a leaven, and he leaven:3 the particle
next:to hind, and that the next, lid's° on,
in increasing Progressidn. You cannot keep
leaven , from werking.o rut itin the mass
at all, and the thing is ,dene. .A good man's
influence ;will be /at. Yon cannot a
beacon on a dirk mountain, end its light
not be seen. It 'Mist You may cover
your light with a bushel; it will shine even
there, in the bushel.
To do good we must first then, be good.
There is no external good` which has not its
oraieg• in that which is internal. --A'Wielted
man' indy do good as I:ie pleases: '• A subtle
poison will dim the flower from the seed•whielt
he had 80wn,,, • .Who can bring a eleauthing
out of an unclean.?.
one. daa'a bitter'
fountain send forth sweet. water ? Wier.;
Before you can be 'a truly beneficent Man,
yon must be a truly benevolent man. Be=
fore you can communicate, you must possess.'
In a world like ours, there is something
mere, then, needed than passive goodness:"
As lights of the world, we may imagine—'
'Ohristierts—thaf nothing
tb;l6 . 4lititi , remain in di ii orbits ail& shine.'
Arnisalts of the earth;'4we.ituay think our
lie , 044 1 4 agE4DP.tthe
great mass of t i lie world, aexteeye this day,
and by our native gerldielitreWi ditirg
and purifying that which is ready to perish.
But we forget how the great Pun is up in
the heaiens, pouring his beains on this land,
and now on that, as he journeys and never.
rests. And we forget. how the salt must be
scattered here and' .scattered there an&
thrust into all crevices, and chinks, that it
may touch every particie of 'the'mass it was
intended in' Preserve. 'Yon may think it is
enough to kindle your light and let it shine.
Blit more than this, You must „thrust it.
;into all dark places. Cho down with it into,
all low cavern-, and avn,iy , up with it amopg i
the deep gorges of the Mountains, Ca4:ving
your _light to all. The injiinctiontr, ist.not, -
" Be- good.,vattd let. good-be cotamunicated r
but. "D 9 Soods ADA eor./!nauni:eat."
would impose, on of, .heiag
not only Christians, hut active, eoranitivia-'
tive 'Christian* I iieknowledge the power
of a godly 'example, it ^holy life. They are
mighty levers under every corrupt and con
rupting .mt#l. - ; They4re like the Sun pour- ;
ingbeams,on great ice,bergs cast on
shore, or litre
~that Sun flooding th 6 world
With his light. lint; rerneinherwhat
tudes there are 'hid away where 'that light
never;reaches them,therewe ,must;.
good, ~and,communicate.i.' Through., well
concerted schein,es of henchcence„. Chris- .
tiara;are 'to, work, whatever those 'seheines
niay 'Determine that vy'tictual'
ment, ;and then,' when you limit found/ a
channel, 1 broad and *deep, - through which
you can makeyour influence be felt; through
such channel pour that influence abroad,
living:„ :unceasing toirint.• We } this 4 to
the city or Coininunity where'we 'are plabed,
a church of Christ. We are herete leaven
this mass; to lighten these . , dark spots; } to
; purify thistoody, ready to decay. To preserve
the purity, peace and prosperity of societ3r,is
the difils'tian' work. "Ye are the `'salt' of
tlid 'earth." s " Ye are th'e `light' of the
/World throw light into; .the dark
,placesi and J leaveur into corrupt masses,
whether, that, light or leaven, reach them
through a Christian Association, or a Sab
loath Scheel Union, or 'tin individual "effort.
0; were every Christian a missionary
..of Christ; were every' one.tot feel , the
least that ought to be expected ,at hit
hands was the ,salvation of some other , one
`how we would see our churches crowded,
and the Of 'Satan" full,'
if empty pews ! Having'''''onrSelves ' te•
(ceitred , , , thi - of ,salvation, " . tb d o
,g9,0(1,'!,- to, those who have ~upt, and, ,C‘-to
communicate,.." let us not forget.' D.
From our , London Correspondent.
Hopeful Tidings front Lateknoto-7,-Haoekekf, First
Entrance, and th . c Ittiltiand Bagpipes' -God's
, Hand, and an Affecting Scene—commerce ! and
:13ntkitig=f2The Jetodry 'of "a' Lady itY Paihion—
I -The Thievetand the 41ainciond
Spilt ,Punishrof — 7 The Young Thieves The
Vetuttangitagellf Thieoes—CoOteractives to Cor
•.:Irtiption-:4-Shoeblaeksanel.'S'weepers; 77 Eartt-
ingt—,The „lifetroßolitan .and ".City", ? Police- Their''Hfectivenels—Taserokitlailon their
Eye—L.Cantonr and , itrar-;.Triiiinplt of Eibertdism
#eigiu74-r The fifteen of Spain, and the Bap
tism of her Son—ln f idelity Waning—A Conner
Levue, aneVEzetei Haiti Discus
sion—Bishop. of. London and the Poor—His, Two
Days in Islington—Omnibus System of Landon—
An American Undtlii,i'Sroet i Hob "—The Levia
thaSelio,y` CrueltY,
th, 1857.
htivbliopern - ngs.
all; Sir 'Colin "traveling
with the 'expreiii'Speed•Of Obuiler,"
'reached CaivnliOre, from, Calduttir; a 'distance
:of ari hundred and twenty:eight: miles ,, with
iii&'iitaff. On- his way, he arid' his staff lin
eip4tedly nanici.tiPore fi'arrty'nf mutineers,
and before being digeoVered, fell'hiiik about
inn mile's, and providentially escaped.' Great
`hed's'eolunin, and other troops, had pOeeded
him to Alninbagh, and 'he,- with 'five'thou
sand men, was to follovi. The plan vig—
il:ot way,as flavelOSlt had done,
through town-'--but to get' round-in 'the
rear, if possible, and dross over the-river to
the 'Residency, and then shell out the cue-
My. - News had come frem General Outran,
`that they 'could still hold oat some days;
and later still; a letter appears front a young
officer, ivhoin parents' - reside- here, Mest
cheering in its tone, dated Lucknow,27th
October, from Which it appears that Have
`leek's forces were "all 'right "—had jitleity
of provisions—occupied part Of the town as
'Well as the Residency, and 'but fort the
women . and children, could' have left the
place in safety, in defiance of their swarming
but cowardly foes.
The whole of the landholders of Oride,
one their retainers, seem 'to be in arins
eginst the Itiltish. ' Lord Dalhousie; in 'his,
'annetatioripOlicy, seeins to have dealt hard.
ly with this class; and was foolish' enough to
leave four hundred forts standing, and not a
single English regiment in the einintry.
The original relief of Lucknow, by Have
leek, wail one of the most remarkable inter.
positions'orPrevidence on record. Apr
vete letter
particulars, which it' is
impossibleto 'read or hear; without the deep
est emotion. - I can well imagine that every.
Sedinhiiiiii find - Scotch woman in the World will
`melt into tears of joy and thankfulness at its
pertisal. The statement is to the following
.effect. A lady is the writer.: The mines
`of the 'enerey hid been pushed up close to
the Residency; and the destruetion 'of `,'its'
occupants was iniminerit. The women calm:
ly awaited - their 'fate, busying theinselves,
however, in - carrying provisions and coffee
to the ihen in the batteries. - One of these
wasthe wife : Of - a Corporal. She was under
low fever frOM eicitement, and on that mem
orable. day her mind was wandering back to
home,'Ond Old Sbotland. ' 04ercome with
fatigue; she lay' doin on the ground, wrapped
in her plaid. The wife of the Colonel sat
'beside her, and rested the sleeper's head on
her lap. i Suddenly opening her eyes, she
uttered 'a wild scream, stood upright, her
'arms raised and her head `bent forward.
Then followed a look of intense delight and
she cried' i - "Mane ye hear it? Dinna ye
hear it? 'Aye; I am no' dietainin', its . the
slogan of the Highlanders .1 We 're saved !
we're saved !" Then flinging herself on her
knees, she thanked God with pasgionate
fen s><
The' lady's' English ears Could only hear
tbe roar of cannon, but Jessie Brown darted
to the latteries,.crying, 44 Courage I hark to
=the shigen:--to'the Macgregor, the grandest
of them a'; 'hetes help at last." The effect.'
on the Woldiers was indescribable. . They
gaged firing„And listened: 'Then arose a,
Mirinto of bitter disappointment, and the,
w . o M i en'eelait t iole t aloud, while - the 9alenel,
'redidlilehitiliar."'lgage, Mid iigailf dank' on
WilffaetilftifirilitetWer feek,
' Will ' r
!crying : " ye no belle! .t moo? The,
' slogan has - ceased indeed, : 'bit the '‘i Oamp• - •
bets-are : doming I" • Wye- hdri - relis hear?" .';
.It was . the; pibroch, ratlieuthe . .pibrooh was
:the ~voice of God, preelairging„deliverance.
i 4 That shrill s penetrating pqinfl, , whieh. rose
' abo v ei all other sounds, t4,lo:Tast of bin' &sot
rtiali) lingpipesr," : was distlei I heard: All, ' '
t ) , "
i with one impulse, feli - Onf heir:-knees, in
bursting sobs ' and ' , murmur prayer. And
:01.Wit11.:P.rogtifkAti.filer91-• .n g qaPitivp.2.. a
thousand hearts, a; great silo °f lop. To the
cheer - ~ ; , Q ~ ,-. I
of "'God save the, e n, came the
iilirlicilOriSpAinie, " &Mad Mild `acquaint -
tuned .:be? forgot;"; &e.-': 41' .elOOkorind his
,Highlatidem entered '
.the if . :' i , .- . Jessie was
presented, : to i him,.. , at the e. tal'hanquet •
her health was.drank by'all,
, kle i the p i pers
'triiiielieti : rott ` ir Abe table',, eying,' "_Auld`
li.'tig S'Yile" : `'''toifeliiiig . th J'Highlanders, '''
weLhavel the following front, ' ' :t . See''', '::'
En - pciaiantr I tmay - :romark::, . ''',Vt , -'. ''. •
effect produced;on the native ',,,. I, flty i tlits,eppear- .
ance- of the Highlanders. T I _:l3SpOya On Aft,le
tide of" India have , never" seen th `! .-1 At first they
,took.theßfor.women sent oat, avenge. he mee- ,)
&Lore' of the ladies at Oawnpo . The battle of
Ornia disahlased them of-that:id - ; , andsthel High-
landere„lvere l .prottounced .'iri.: "eoated,•••devils.'
; 441 they_iyere a puzzle. The ..eppys could un
' deritatid qhe'exiatence of di " ;; but could not .
-comprehend why they should :bk are-legged.. At ;"...
last the, train tattne out: .The devils were bare
legged-in order inore'conireniently'in break SepOys
•across their knees!.; !A Sepoyl of the 78d, who :
happened to :be in: Calcutta !initheir arrival, re.
ported: on hie return to hi's regiment 'that the
English 'Were bending:ow twine Ors,' with , lege like
elephants, faces covered with haii n flx.e wild beasts, '
and blood red eyes. 'The Hiplanders .are, in
triii,h; a singular contrast to the people of the*/
...eonntryl ; i ,04,,,the 7aKriVal.Ofit4o4l. lll , B 47oar or .
Bengslee clerk had occasion .to igo on boe.rd . the
"Vesifel:' I/A • Highlander sitepneVnp - to'him; and
looked-. at hint:long and carieuely i ; then ' :catching
him, by the waist, he held : hint above his head, .
isaciaitaing, with a chuckle of luntazentent, - "San- ~
..dp Istpthae thethings we're totfecht `wit?. I need ,
..ecarnely,eay that a Sapp is vem.fhfferent.frem,a
Bengalee, beipittieuilly taller thanan Englishinan,
thiaugh he lveighe less. -;l: 1. : , • •
' , lof the morale of theE aglat' h in India, &r
-jgg; this year, -and as
' bear! g, en
' Dr. War
1 ren' noble . refutation of i t charges, take
the following : ' . :
'Nearly sii thoniand of our einintryinen were
exposed to a danger to whidh that of death is
trivial . 1 One may have .yield,lo,lcam mors.pnr
chased ilk by a temporary ap Mu, and that is .
all, while lititidreds have'met. Ih•tir torture as
t i
• PaltalY , 11417relfarflt: fighting e r Tucker ,, ; after
hppe.hii4 gone , or, like „klire. T A :oyee,
,clinging to
her 'litiattalid's . breast to 'shield froth' the balls.
I question if, since the . dayt, en;the • Christian
..persecutions ended, the• i rdil, has seen •,ench
tinetheinpectacle and; remeitiber,therie are the
nien4whom England; was ace' - ;.‘, ed to (mild:is:Hab
il:os! naughty Anglo 7 lndiane,, . c1,,t0, suspect .of
sanctioning torture. . . .
' 1 The writer emphatically , as'i'" Whiriggy
.„ , ..
-are .. Wetv, so , were . they' t - ' .• '
" 'The Cottinibiki;'Citieiii'not'over. At
Hamburg,' the ritin , is'atni . t overwhelming.
A. deepigloontstill settles ii r. Great Britain,
I fear not seen to „)); e,444) :e4:1 4 „,:...,,I.
Parliarnent was prorogued on; 12t11
iinet. r . after. ,tbe• ,passing, ef.,the,lndeininity
!Bill ;Atte bestow ment . :of a'pension of. X 1,1500
a year to Htlielook i . : . (his - j'eldest!son to :sue
:beed'it 3): and the voting 'iit''.t6',ooo';for an
,expedition up the; Zambesi ' aver , 'Undiii. the
auspices of Dr. Livingstone, . ~. . , ,
As G, 'Awry Ottßizzirati the fol
elowing,ifrom .Punch, gives , an amusing ex
aggeratio,n of : rural , iguoranoe,. on the sub
Farmer Hodtotem (batoding.)=.What is i this here
bianni as Parliament's gwamn to meet abant in
Such a hurry?
Farmer,.Hooper r (rtp,iying, .#
Currency question; aooardun to what they sez in
the peaapers. .
I FArmor , Hogoway.---I'm nfeard they 'll. play old
gooseberry that are currency.
' Fariner Hocyier.-41eke /goosebtirky fools Of
theirzelves. —2, , .
fgrna,erl3qtata,ay --Ah ,and o' we, too: ,
- 1114 , mer , and we tie ate up moor
nor, enough already.
Farmer Efolioutay.—Well what's this here cur
rency question all about
Farmer Ho'oper.--Wbat is a Pound ?
F . Forster Holloway,.--Ithinksthg ankt,tp know
that purty well by this time ' , so many stray asses
as they've got' among um.
' The': questiOn remains, do- town-people
know much more?
was stolen some time ago, by expert London
thieves: The Countess of Ellesmere—whose
husband was once well 'known a a special ' •
Plenipotentiary at Washington, and as a man
of great - amiability and refinement—had set
out , from her 'town-house on a visit to the
Queen, at Windsor. From the top of, one of
the cubs which conveyed the baggage and
servants to the station, was stolen a boi con-
taiiiiiidreased and jewelry worth £15,000 I
The thieves have at'last been discovered, aid
are about to be punished. The , depositions
prove that in this ' as in most similar cues,
the plunderers make but comparatively small
profits, and that there was a most wanton
r a!nfl'ltholesiile diatriction . of property.
But i especially refer to the subject, in t
order to 'give your lady readers ani idea 'of,
the "fixings" of an. English woman of fash
ion. Probably few have such extended sets
of ornaments, as the Countess of Elldsniere is
very rich. Nevertheless the investment of;
property in :this way, - viewed in a Christian,,
light, seems very questionable. A "Bible,,
and Prayer-Book " formed part'of 'the ion
tents of'this box, butite contents were
as follows: Her Ladyship's traveling case,
in, addition to numerous other articles 'of
naniental Jewelry,' contained a pearl, a dia
mond and an 'emerald and diamond'neek
lace ; a diamond brooch,, with emerald drop;
is diamond bow, with , emerald; a pair .of'
diamond ear rings; a pair of diamond and,,
emerald ear rings ; a - large pair of diamond
branches; three diamond buttons ;''an em
.erald and diainond order; an einerald and
diamond bracelet; a gold , bracelet, with
peneleaux clasp ; a oats.eye bracelet; a gold
brace,et with garnet and diamond idasp
besides other bracelets; . and that the wear,
ing apparel stolen with thejewelry, consisted
of white and black Brussels lace ; China
crape, and other shawls; lace dresses; blend
scarfs; s &vet cloaks; Indian scarfs; morn="
ing and evening silk dresses,.of white and
various other colors; together with other
expensive articles of ladies' attire, too
numerous to specify."
"'There was," said one of the prisoners
who " peached" on his matesrin crime, " a
'box *hoped like:a lalhitoon. It contained
a ooronetrforA:
. l
u adyjs,tpad.
,There . was a
khing,ip, the cgtpe, °a fly, and; I
wh7, these thin sp a r ks;' mean
Zt , tie tril#ealatihit44llo/1 elkttyltiel
RDA", JANUARY 16, 11455.
thieves to the receiver for two, shillings,
Which 'was worth ao ! The- average gain
to thieves out of robberies, is only three
shillings pei pound. " The receiver is. as
Lad. as the.thief," , and in this case the ,re-
eeiver, l is i eaught, w#l3: his wife, and has
been sentenced to ten ions' penal servitude.
They 'What is called au oil:shop, an
ordinary 'place of bhainess ''but hither
thieveti were wont,. to bring , their produce,
and. divide the spoil in the parlor,•behind
the shop. There ,are thousands of _" receiv
ers" LondoU, and plenty of "'Jew Fa
the young tOdeiielotilitliiev•
Aid 'Very 'dexterous . they `are.._ On
the day of the , Royal procession, they were
very. bu ll y, although many of •them were
casght,.,hy the detective , police, a ,class,, of
men,"dreseed irrplain clothes, who' know the
`haunts; and the fueeiloo, of most of the
lAy•ilft. • ja t i v i t ,% o ,
•Thia.prefessionalpthieves have,adialect of 1
their _eta: To be "swagged,"
,is to be
transported, &c., and so on. Satan; by, such .
'phrasesrpelliating 'or peculiar, thus Wakes
sin less odious. and" startling: in, life, even
,ae, he, succeeds in doingby-fine,, soft memos
-given to the vices of fashionable•circlee, also.
Against' the
,tide , of, corruption in great
cities,; we, have the counteractive influences
FORMATORIES In'full' operation. Them are
being generally 'elireart all'over the country,
in our large - cities and towns, with :the happi
est, results., In London, the Shoeblaok Brig-
adeeare Awing increased, and a new move
ment has 'begun to provide sweepers for
street - eroisingti, with a unifOrm, their earn
ings, likelhose of the' ghciehlaelts, go* to a
general Fund,, out : of Which fixed wages will
be paid, and,the remainder kept in a savings•
bank, for the .parties to emigrate' or take
other 'employment. To inereaseAsilior for
the very poor, is of course a powerful means
Of preventing oriole. ,Theseoperations are
all directed by Evangelical influence. One
Shoeblack Brigade, this year, earned £735,
As to the POLICE IN LONDON, for the
proteotion'of life and property, it is surely
the most efficient force id the world, and' its
range, is Most extensive. It consists of. a
Chief Commissioner, two Assistant Commis
sioners, eighteen Superintendents, one
kundred • and thirty-three InSPesfors,
liun4red and twenty-five Sergeints and four
tkonsand nine , hundred and fifty-foUr Con
stables; making a total, of all-ranks, of five
thousand seven hundred andthirtythree.
In addition to theie, are 'Shout fon! ku:ndred
irien *hese "beat" is within tke'boundi of
the 'city priiper,. and whoa are under the con
trol of the Corporation. ..1
This small. force watches, day andEnight,
over nearly three , millions of people—by day '
and night, watching ~alleys, _streets and*
sqnares3, and tries every accessibleidoor,and
window Oita four,hundrodthwandkouses;
patrols ninety square mike, of, country ;; ex
ercises..a surveillance over eight thousand,
'reput'ed - thieves, and. keeps in awe the forty
thoussiid, or fifty th!ius'and, people 'Who form
tbii'une'ssy classes :O llie The
Metropolitan Police , extends from Charing
Cross-,fifteen, miles in ,everyt'direction, 'and
includes the whole ofthe (Minty of• Middl
esex, and large' portions 'of Snriey,,tffertford-
Shire' ''Besex gent,',Riiokin iiiiinskire
Berkshire, for, whic,h: seven Counties the
Commissioners, aie Magistrates, and the po-
lice s'worn!Constables. The - river Thames
is under its jurisdiction, from Chelsea . to
Berhing' Creek, , including wharves, docks,
landing places, and dock-yards. :
F.Rom CBEINA came tiditigs that au attack
on .Canton,- by the, 'British, was imminent.
We are thus reminded afresh that we have
'two Eastern wars* on handle ; itte obati- .
nate . eciiimiesioner, Yeti,' is coinfigled — to
submit to ours batteries , and broadsides,' it
;may humble the pride of. Pekin: and the
Emperor, whence bauglity,,ropallingmes
sages have „been sea to, the Russian Pleni
potentiary',' if, not to the Frineh also , re
fusing fo receive 'them. it is affiinied 'that ,
the Chinese .Government demand that the
Russians shall. resign their _possessions on
the banks. of, the, Atm, Amoor. At Hong
Kong .there was a general gathering,of Am
bassadora,. the American being expected bit
mediately. No liutit 'Whatever action shall
be taken in the sense of war, will be with
their concurrent approval. The, French
have 4 'a crow to pluck" with the Chinese,
for the murder of some. Roxiiin Catholic .
missionaries in' the interior: What cent
plieates the matter is, that a rebel 'force was
fast 'advancing upon -Canton, which might
possibly, anticipate the ,`intended attack . on
Canton., God is a sovereign.- Oh that he
may overrule all for the furtherance of the
From Victeria ' we hear 'that there are
eightthousand ,Chiuese at , '•the diggings of
Ballarat, And . that Christian, : teaching has
already so told nponthesc . heathon,that they
haye subscrihed £lOO to huild a church.
The E.l,,worrowslw ET,i4ruatliave gone
very decidedly in favor of, the, new, and
Liberal Ministry. In the towns, the'ma
jority agitinit . the Clerical nominees 'Was
overwhelming. The' priests still exercise
great influence over the ignorant Flemish
and. Wallocn u peasantry. ,The freedom of
the preis and the pulpit is this more. firmly
secured than ever, and Evangelical Protes
tantism, all racy of the soil, and in the
freshness and fervoroUfirst lave, will carry
on its work"with-accelerated power.
The QUEEN OF Spkw has given.ltirth to
a son, ene.of whose, names *baptism is that
of " Mary of theCenception." The "
'dogma is ihus not only aseciciated
With a child born like all other • children,
in Bin, but. with the child of an infartions,
mother. The Pope sanctions all this by his
Nuncio, who performs the ceremony, and
stand's as gedfather for the Prinee of the
pleasing 'duty to' report that it continues to
decline, under the effects of open-air 'ad
dresses, .and the circulation:of tracts. , Its
chiefs confess that these things they cannot
stand, while they are, indifferent to the mul
tiplication Of 'sehools . .and chnrches.
tract, "Tliori#hte for tbe People,". is re
ceived with avidity. .•I±.. Secretary of , one of „I
the infidel Societies of.Lorplen,,iltayjns,kone
ILO long 4pce,.to Manchester,. ta i setied,
therewith 'mortal sickness,during which he''
6 a led te in&died a firm be=
1106 l teithdoihfintotee
loftsopenitafteprettehingoind "ifiLet .circulation
of tracts In the- metropolis., To show the
malignity of, the Atheistic party, not long
since they sent down an agent to the North.
of England, It a 'salary' of £lO per annuity
to interrupt Christian lecturers at &bile
meetings. ; The foregoing' information' . &me
not appear in any of our papers or periodic
cals, but, it comes from an unquestionable
The SUNDAY LEAGUE is this week show
inOglit in Exeter Ball, on behalf the
opening, of places 'of amusement the
Lord's "day:, In the - Louden` of
Clerlienwell, , its Vice" PreSident, ifav Mr.
Langley, a surgeon, had intended himself
holding meetings in public houses and en
deavoring to gain over the winking men, and
artiialis to his views. IVlerenpon the
newly elected ' minister delivered ri" lectiire
in the, parish church on behalf of i the'liane-
A . —4ltASZOrti. non d 3ll
4 1 0
News lißsseiignimt
saki have been a regular challenge l and
meeting,r between these two 'gentlemen."
'Each had his own 'Ohairauni' aidithe tickets
were distributed equally between the, adhe
rents of•both sides. Will, it :he believed
that the Chairman for the' Semi•lnfidel Sun
day League is the Rey. Badehkowell, Sa
villian Professor lit Oxforag 'This gentle
man belongs'' to the Neological. extreme''of
Church of •Englandism. lie is known ,to
approve of the theory of the Ve, sages of the
Orecttion ; he now Elie* abetaa French
day, and this i'fter receiving oillination, in a
Church whose ''ministers recite the - -tOiirth,,
commandment as of etandilig! obligation,
and are , apinvered• by the Solemn response,
44 Lord have mercy upon us, and, incline our
hearts to
, treep this law." ,
It is curious enough that while 'Exeter
ciowded teeireess, the Timis takes
.no notice' whatever the two , nights'• ‘'dis
cussion. With one or two exeektions, jt is
the , same with most of the morning papers.
'The TIM'S may perhaps stand on' its 'dig
nity, or does'not Wish' giVe?"Publibity to
the iecular argument s tor' i tabbitrkeeping,
BO I t t b Maguire_ roug ypu y, g t
Thee drool, .I'alacetDireotore, still finding
their 'thane a low ;figire, are !trying' to
get up Sunday ` afternoon
by wild& 'the i la*lica - i"be'etad j e4,*fig i dieney
be brought in. Their wicked Polley will not
The BISHOP OF LONDON is , as 'active as
ever, and. especially distingutshea himself as
a missionary to =the poor.'• Last ;week.le
preached to 'a' Crowded cangtekttion of the
"very J paor " the EaSt'End df 'Landon
• •
to the greet, delight. 0'44 ragged, creatures.
He spent two - very busy days also in, cur
Northern Islington perish, whore the , Church
clergy are . Evangelical to ; a man., He vis
ited Church_ Missionary ()allele, Mod e l
'Defiling School, gime Tor'Cliphini of 'Mis
shmaries, a 'Ragged 3 School' and ••Refuge,
;(where .1 was introduced to him,)..thei Cale
!lonian School, for the, eilueation ; ,4Spottish
soldierspand received .on„the .se cond morn
ing, a little atter' daylights
from a Young Men's Association; and' eon
•clude& a second buSy'dei by-preMding gat a
Hdme 'Missiohary .. .meeting forni,:providing
ministers, and churches,,,far the, , destitute
poor. His bearing is • at i nnaffected
simplicity, deep solemnity, and real SAY.
spoke Underly to 'the'little 'outcast
`boyw gathered into our-Refuge. . Ev ' ery'one
of.theitwenty-ope present .tha&been, a little
thief, several , were orphans and. others had
wicked parents. He ad:yeast:es one Church,
aE least, 4where all the sittings Shill be' free,
to' be 'Supplied 4 iih r eiliatelY thethergy,
`every lord's 'day.; 'I forgot to state that - he
also met with Al large body of the,omnibus
drivers and, stablemen, in eannexion with
the "Metropolitan Omnibus domparly,''!
(Whose income,aimuilly4 shunt half a mil l .
lion aterlib'g,) 11'6.0 . p i iirtiiitedf Whose Berl.
.wants have'heir homes= rather let me say,
lodge wigkay—in Islington. These men
have only, an occasional ,Sahbath rest, and
all the week never see their own 'Children
except when asleep.
The OMNIBUS SYSTEM is now Dr ye
markable all over London. Ikhas "Cer.
respondence " tickets," by' which, for' 6d.,
you are passed from ottepoint to "Cor.
responderice office," and thence step into a
second ompibus, which conveys you .to
another and final point, perhaps about ten
miles : from the spot whence you set out.
The' large Company aboie alluded tO, almost
•intirely absorbs• the traffic. But a " &limn
Omnibus Company has started : in opposition,
and; has; very elegant carriages, each passen
ger sitting apart, as in an armchair . ases
are brought before 'the unigiStrates of
` on the part Of the lima Company to
crush the opposition. One trick is: called
",nursing," by which you aro to understand
that immediately , in front:of An unfortunate
" Saloon," drives• a Metropolitan 'bus, and
another'alio so 'dose behind' it that,na`pas
eeuger'in the rushing 6611 / 4 3 4 1 A1* oat step '
in Thiss a kind of, " anteing" Which is
not, you may be sure, favorable to the;' new
'born Company, and althgether it is probtble
that,;the hionopoly, yielding rehietently
demands for improvement in ;'carriages, &0.,
and backed .by an.'immense Capital; will
reign without `a: rival. It is said:::that
Hon. Mr. Fitz-Roy, who conquered the cab
proprietort,,(iif spite of a generalliefisak to
rue their cabs for one 44, and consequent
confusion ' ) And compelled theni to lake two
passengers at the rate of bd. per mile, is
again likely to try his hand- at legislation,
with the design of Controlling and' im
iroving the London Om:tibia:res.
,Bobbmies ; in omnibuses are not -untie
quent, a lady's pockets, according to modern.
fashion, beingteasy of 400658 to the hand of,
an unsuspected, well'-dressed thief;mile or
female, sitting by her side. A story - ap)
peers in, the Timf.s this week,,of Auteri.
can gentleman,, who, having seated himself
in a London omnibus, saw and heart as fol : ,
lows ;•: A man, tearing no particular marks,
of authority, lOoked in at the 10* teak e
professional 'view 'of the pilsserigers; iand'
called out' to the driver, without -aityl.pre-4
tenc.e, of modest concealment of to ck tk ß u g *
"You can't go on • there's two of the swell
mob in here." The 'carriage waited, till at
length a piny, well-looking i iniiiilfrosel
and stepped out, saying,4B hedid oro,7"Vve'
Aoomuch money to ride with pibk•phokets."
moment mot, lt , Frogll 1 0 ,Itt4g VIM
he dewnrit. "I'll follow that. old
gentleman ¢'.'; lead 4o j aaid
the detective *Heel* 4 4ficiiiiiif f eNtivie
rkitt-(Atientrellhf tight!' • 2 , 11 - W.: I •''
p. S.—The Levittatara,laftetenieilendo
*to 0fitP00, 1 3"7 486 : 0 9Q-litUittto.MPto [to
Philadelphia, 111 6iith Tenth' Stied, balm Chestnut
By Mail, or at the Mee, 11.50 par YeiF f i pa ns p zerus.
Delivered in the City, 1.75
• •A young lady who-went ontplast year to
4 be married to an Indian toffieeritas returned
i ivi'dbw - to"tlie‘ house.of 'IIZI. father, (a cler
gyman,) at Bristol, with liedlOiguieut out
', -I `;by 'the" S 'it" 110341)16 any
Obristi,an writer will be their .virtual apolo
3 , 01:16Et - go: 277
lau,neh - ,1 . e 4 'still 'on land; and likely to be so
for some time. , •
s4ut mow.
IT es' Twitting' tho 'lOWdeest 'beetotne of
the anninnts. to bury the. yonrig at• morning
twilight; for as they strove to give the soft
est interpretation to death, so they imagined
that Anrora,,, who loved the young, had
oT I/
Tuft) to God One 4.
jour '• li fai
eath. Ia smp es said,
' liowYcan d linow the day of his
Aeath I"' He 'answered them, "Therefore
should you turivto God to day. Perhaps
you may . die to.m6rrowl thus every ,day
would be ,employed in turning to him.
Now if the Lord should say to me,
" What wish shall I fulfill to thee ?"
".0 give me lalsdoinfrom on, high ?"
Wisdom-to loVe the thing that 'a right,
0h thisyould give . my
,heart delight.
This _ wisdom then oh grant to me,
That I may. 'ever` live with thee.
tO i Sffioial'itatistrosfor the present year, the
nuinlierVrelithireicattifididgibhool in Cal
ifornia-is thirtY-thousabd four -hundred and
eighty-seven, but the number Tie believed to
be muohlarger, us the, returns are very de
fectiie. The San Francisco Herald esti
mates the whole aggregate of children in
the State at ninety.thousand.
GOOD TAIWIIIir 'ltilisS..`-t-A young lady
in one of ,the, leading eirelea in Washington,
was eomplirpeuMd ,a gentleman on the
SiMPlieity and good taste of, her dress, at an
everuna - party: She replied : "I am glad
you lik t e'rity dress itetAt dust seven, 'dollars,
and Made - eiery 'stiteh of it' , myself !"
When our young ladies ;pride themselves
upon the, home, manufacture and
of their attire, instead of its "expensiveness
suit fOilgiell'ihaildrEatiniii, , i , e'shnll have few
er"Viken''`flitheii arid'h3 ends.
~~'llB'lTittrniilg right,
With may light,
Bee waked me from my sleep
fathela own
Thy love alone
Th' little one n dotelt keep.
All through the day
I` • timbly pray,
• Bertlfou thy &ill. atidOgnide ;
~ , M y slim - forgive,
,„ And let Ins live,
Blest.Jesus, near thy side.
MREB---"Friend;" said & Quaker, " I
will-teli n thee,; 'rya natrirapy as hot and
violent as thou art. I iti s ieir that to indulge
and Vfoilid it was
blisl'erited that then in a pas-
I aion.alwayr speak:aloud
.; and I, thought if
I ,c,ould : pontroLmy voice ,. l should repress
my pasiion. I 'have, therefors, made it a
rule never to let my voice rise above a cer
tain key; and by a - Careful observance of
this rule, I havecilkirrtlfe blessing of God,
:enti,reVAlliciPrPd Ig.naparal i temper." The
Quaker reasoned philosophically.
Jtussis. A.Rvartorso.—The ;Brat drys for
, the einancipa,tion ,of the Russia, are
peon to be* putilished. They include the
tiros-great principles : 1. Freedom
of Marriage. 7 No serf can be forced in fu
ture to marry against , his will, or prevented
from marrying according to his own desire.
2: No 'serf can': be transferred from one vil
lige to ' , another' against will. The re
mainder of the ukase is ,less important.
These two points, however, are sufficient to
recognize his rights as man. It islikewise
rumored that, the pnwer of chastising the
,will be circumscribed, though not at
once,sntirely taken out of:the hands of the
Every church, sari., an exchange paper,
that would prosper, must show proper atten
tion to strangers. It should be seen that
they are premptly,und:eourteously provided
: with seats, and made to feel that they have
ECOOldikivelaome there. Kind looks should
iiiet t iheM'ase tley Cottle, and follow them
as they go. Should , they come • agin, let
theMi,meet with'. the same reception." And
Should they become:,ponstant worshippers
there, letthetutl j. sought out aid visited,
ra4relibY iiitor, but' by members
erthirchitrob' and s seeiety.: Whether rich
or poor, they' "litabild, not be Oerlesilred or
lesle#ll. Thiel have claims as strangers,
irrespective all`
FlitmNEss.:4-Decision of character is a
~ most valuable , trait.., The man is good for
alcithing , who can't (say No. Whashington
• - trwasorever.known to desert a cause he had
once embraced, or change an opinion which,
Jfronva, full knowledge , of facts, he had, de
liberately formed." In this respect, he was
a.inodel. Very few attain to that strength
• or fixedness of purpose. It is the weakness
of most to vacillate and to waver. We are
• daunted ,by . difficulliee k tr,nd_all are overcome
by temptation . ..l:l l enee it 'Uri noble epeeta
ele`to behOld it A spirtitot kpatifintly contending
;with dig - Oki:ligaments, and an inebriate
, steadfastly resisting the cravings of, his de.
prayed appetite.,
AMY, AND HAPPY.--No gifts, no duties,
no natural endowments, will evidence a right
.• „..H.l , •., , • -
in ,heaven - but the i east measure of true
horiress wilfericure'llea t ven to the soul. As
c'ildliiiess is' the .sours 'best evidence for
' Unveil, so it is a •continued spring of coin
i,fert to t it,itt greway thither. The purest
and sweetest . ` this world are the
u results 'Of "liqiness. 1111 we come to live
' hirlifY;NiriOnlivirrlificAinilfortably. Heaven
`is itittletdried in holiness. And, to say no
more, it is the peculiar mark by !tbich God
batloriattAYllillgoguiabed his own
,fritom oth
er • anen• 7 l:43oy, : 3, , , 4 The , Lora,, Bath set
• 'aialit hiitilltreieitalir'fOrim3blielf. ) .' 'As if
`e hail saidiarlitieiktlio' niai,iiiid ' that the
bsifiubert,Amirlionisi .ii rteadatookiagood for
rtetilua; %his, iituaotaWforisttnCallft backup,
how surpassingly glorious art then.!-F lannel.