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PRESBYTERIK\ BANNER & ADVOCATE.
prosbytorliuli Banokor. Vol. VI. No. 30.
proilbytorloia Adresse'. Vol. I t No. A 5.1
n AVID McKINNEY, Editor and Proprietor.
Lines, to Lebanon Choir.
My Mods, that mournful word, farewell,
Now breaks upon my ear;
Causes nay heart with grief to swell,
And bids me drop a tear.
Though bnt a few short years ago
Our little band first joined,
To sing the Saviour's praise below
With cheerful heart and wind,
Yet many changes we hove seen
In those few fleeting days;
And our unworthy lives have been
Still spared to sing his praise.
Some of our number have removed
Into a distant land;
While others whom we fondly loved
Obeyed death's stern uommand.
Though different leaders we have bad,
There now remains but one;
Give honor to your ohosen head'
Until hie course be.run.
And now, my friends, my turn has come
To bid farewell to yon;
I leave my , childhood's happy home,
The 4 , West" appears in view.
Think not thrbt I can e'er forget
The friends I leaire behind;
No t till the eun of life shall set
I'll cherish them in mind.
When I am in that far off land—
When Sabbath morn doth come;
I'll think upon that little band
Who sing God's praise "at home."
how I loved to join this band
And praise the Saviour's name;
And still,,though found in distant land,
My heart will be the same.
And shall we meet on earth again?
Our God, alone, can tell;
May we in heaven forever reign—
Dear oherish'd friends, farewell!
Sugar Hill, April, 1858
Difficulties which Sometimes Occur—•A
A worthy pastor sends us the following :
" MR. EDITOR, s—Having been a pastor
yourself, you can appreciate the difficulties
of pastors and Sessions in the prosecution
of duty. In your next issue, please give us
your solution of the following query, viz :
What. should a Church Session do with a
member, otherwise in good standing, who
refuses to contribute even a fifth part of his
or her just proportion toward the support of
the Gospel? A small congregation is some•
what pressed to meet its engagements to its
pastor; the amount promised, when punc
tually paid, does not furnish a living salary,
and of course the pastor can make no , de.
dilation; with but few exceptions, the mem
bers pay their due proportion; and if A, B,
and 0, would do likewise, it would not op.
press them in the least, while it would great•
ly relieve a more generous class of hearers.
"In such case, Mr. Editor, what is the
duty of the Session ? Does our Book jus
tify discipline ? Is it a sufficient apology
for such delinquency, that the delinquent is
not in heart, but from convenience only, a
Presbyterian? That, if his favorite Church
were sufficiently convenient, he or she would
at once change their ecolesiastical relations.
Suppose, further, this preference for another
branch of the Church were not only avowed
but proven by the following facts :
Leaving the services of the Church to which
the delinquent 'belongs, whenever it is more
convenient' to attend the services of the
other. 2d. Giving ten times as much pro
portionally, as is given for the regular and
stated services of his own pastor.
" Will you be eo kind, Mr. Editor, as to
enlighten the Sessions of our churches as
to their duty in the premises above stated . ?
The case suggesting this brief communica
tion is doubtless one of frequent occurrence ;
and your solution of the query propounded,
will prove satisfactory and beneficial to
others, 'as well as to the undersigned.
There are difficulties attending every,
thing human. Men will not all do right,
and, in religious affairs, there can be no
compulsion. We must bear with men, in
struct them, win them if possible.
It is the duty of every man to contrib
ute to the expenses incident to social wor
ship, and the burden should be divided,
having some respect to individual ability.
Christians will acknowledge the obligation,
and, to some extent, conform to the rule.
Hut every one, looking man-ward, has the
right of choice, and, looking God-ward, is
boupd to choose correctly, both as to the
church he will join, and the extent of his
There are oases in which a man may feel
it needful to unite With a church which is
not his first choice; but then he should do
his full share toward its support. He should
be thankful for the opportunity of Christian
fellowship, and cherish' no feelings of par
simony. And let the church with which
be temporarily unites, receive him cordially,
and make him a happy home with them.
Where men fail to do their proper part in
supporting the church with which they
unite, it is from ignorance of God's claims,
from the love of money, or from the want
of a due a ppreciation of the Gospel. The
minister, elders, and brethren will then
readily see.what is to be done. Teaching,
example, a kind spirit and prayers will be
employed. We have never seen a ease
where we would resort to formal discipline;
though we feel confident that the man who
will not do something toward supporting
Gospel ordinanees,,,is no Christian.
PRAYER.- Bowed knees and beautiful
words cannot make prayer; but earnest de-
sire from 0., heart bowed by love, inspired by
God's Holy Spirit, and thirsting for God,
the living God, will do it, anywhere or any
place, at any time.—Dr. Cumming:
Good News from Cleveland.
We have, in common with many, felt a
deep interest in the Old School enterprise
in Cleveland. It was hence with great
pleasure that we received the following let
ter from Rev. Frederick T. Brown, pastor,
speaking notonly of God's blessing upon
his own labors, but of the great favor be
stowed upon all the churches.
Mr. Brown writes :
DEAR SIB, : —As another item of the good
news that is ever going up to you in these
days of refreshing from the presence of the
Lord, I may tell you of the mercies we have
Since the meeting of the Pittsburgh Con
vention, we have received into our little
ohurch here on profession of faith, forty
persons. There has been a delightful work
going on throughout the city for two or
three months past; and all the Evangelical
Churches here have been more or less blessed.
There have been no" new measures" used;
and the truths preaohed have been the old
fashioned doctrines of the Gospel—total de
pravity, helplessness, guilt, danger, the ne 7
cosily for regeneration, absolute dependence
on the Divine Spirit, faith in the Lord
Jesus Christ, etc., etc. This has been the
constant language of all in our union meet
ings. Congregationalists, Baptists, and Old
and New School Presbyterians, have been
speaking in one common tongue. I have
attended the union morning prayer-meet
ings, and the union Tuesday and Thursday
evening preaching service, for two months,
regularly, and I have yet to hear the first
" new divinity" prayer, address, or sermon.
The good work is still going on in its full
Our new church, seating about seven
hundred persons, will be finished in about
three months. It is just one mile uptown-
from the Old Round church. The chapel
on the West end of the lot /as been fin
ished and in use for three months. I
preach morning and evening in the Old
Round. church, and in , the afternoon in the
Chapel. Yours, truly,
FREDERICK T. BROWN.
Per the Preebyteriaa Banner and Advecate
Revival at Catktotiville, Pa.
DEAR SIR 7.-" There is joy in heaven
over" repentinc. sinners. So there may be
joy on earth when they turn from their evil
ways. Multitudes are repenting in these
"times of refreshing from the presence of
the Lord," and consequently there is great
joy because of this, in heaven and earth.
God has come down as dew on this part of
his Israel, to the quickening of saints and
sinners. The Lord's Supper was •adminis
tered in this church on the first Sabbath of
this month. The meetings connected with
it, commenced on the Monday evening pre
vious, and terminated on the following Tues.
.day. Great interest was manifested in the
meetings. God poured down of the in
fluences of his Spirit to 'the conviction and
conversion of sinners. 'Twenty-one persons
were hopefully converted to the living. God,
and added to the church; and others were
inquiring for the way of salvation. The
,Walker .and Boyd aided the pastor
in the services of the occasion, to, whom
thanks are due for their acceptable services,
'and we hope they may be abundantly re
:warded.for their labors among us. This is
what. God, hath done for us, " whereof we
are glad." We hope that this may be but the
beginning of more particular times of re
viving from the presence of the Lord, to this
part of Zion.
Yours, in the Gospel,
J owl V. MILLER.
March 31se 1858.
For the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate.
Cash and Morals.
Mu. EDITOR :—The state of morals
throughout the whole country, has been la
mentably vitiated, and has pervaded every
ramification of society, high and low. This
vitiation appears to have been coincident
with the facilities for obtaining money on
credit either from public institutions (Banks)
or private individuals. Ido not think there
is any one thing that would have so bene
ficial an influence on the morals of the com
munity, as the cash system of doing busi
ness; the Christian religion excepted. My
reasons are simply two,
which I think will
meet every objection. They are-Ist. The
cash system removes all opportunity of act-
ing dishonestly with either money or goods,
obtained oa credit. 2d. There being no
opportunity, there is no temptation.
J. V. H.
For the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate.
Revivals at Freeport and Slatelick.
FEEEPORT, April sth, 1858.
REV. DE. MAKINNEY Dear Sir :
Some weeks ago I sent you a brief account
of the work of 'grace which was then in
progress in my charge. Since that time,
the Lord's Supper has been administered in
both my congregations. These communion
seasons we can truly say, have been to us, ,
" times of refreshing from the presence of '
the Lord." The communion was held in
the church at Slatelick on the last Sabbath
of. March. Brother Hall assisted us on the
days of preparation. On Sabbath morning,
thirty-nine persons from ten to fifty years of
age, having been previously examined as to
their faith fin the Lord Jesus Christ, and
personal consecration, to his service, stood,
up publicly before the congregation, to
avouch the Lord to he their God and Sa
viour. In addition to these, one was added
on certificate. Great solemnity pervaded
the congregation during the whole occasion;
and there are still some inquiring "what .
they must do to be saved."
Yesterday the Lord's Supper was admin
istered in the church at Freeport. Bro.
Taylor, of Tarentum, preached. for us, on
Friday and Friday night. On Saturday,
evening, Dr. Elliott and Bro. J. E. ARUM,
of the Western Theological Seminary, came
to our assistance. At no time during the
progress of our religious exercises for weeks
past, have there been greater manifestations
of the presence of the Holy Spirit, in the
tenderness which pervaded the large con
gregations, than there have been from Sat
urday evening until the very close of the
services to-day.. There were twenty-two
persons added to the church on examination
and profession of their faith in the Lord
Jesus Christ. Among these, were the young
and the old from eighteen , to nearly sixty
"ONE THING IS NEEDFUL: - - ONE THING HIVE I DESIRED OF THE LORD:" " THIS ONE THING I DO."
PUBLICATION OFFICE, GAZETTE BUILDIN, FIFTH STREET, ABOVE SMITHFIELD, PITTSBURGH, PA.
FOR THE WEEK ENDINGr 'ATURDAY, APRIL 17, 1858.
years of age. In addition to these, fifteen
were added on certificate. There are still
others inquiring, and our prayer is, that
they may soon be brought into the kingdom.
I think we all felt that the Spirit of God
had seat those dear brethren to us on this
communion season, with special messages of
grace to saints and sinners. "Oh let us
give thanks unto the Lord for he is good;
for his mercy endureth forever. Let the
redeemed of the Lord say so, whom - he hath
redeemed from the hand of the enemy." ,
for the PFeabyteriah Banner and Advocate.
Church Dedicated in Illinois,—Revival.
Mn. EDITOR :—On the first-Sabbath in
March, 1858, the church building just
erected by the Presbyterian church of
French 'Gnat* Peoria County, was
dedicated to the worship .of the , Triune Je
hovah. Sermon• by the Rev. James ,Forgu
son, of West`Jersey, Stark Counti,
and prayer by the paitor, D. 'F. McFar
land. The building is frame, and with
choir-gallery, capable of seating about three
hundred persons.. Whole east,. , $2,050.
The seats are painted grained oak, and_the:
pulpit in imitation of mahogany. The, young
ladies of the congregation have obtained
about money enough to 'furnish the,- church
with carpet, sofa, ,chandelier,;, table, chairs,
and window-blinds. When this ,is done,
this house of worship, for neatness and com
fort inside, will saarcelybe surpassed within
the'State, outside of the cities. This church
building stands on the West side of the
beautiful grove, (after which it was called,)
skirting French Creek, seven miles. North
of Elmwood, in the North-Weit Township,
Millbrook, of Peoria County. The Railroad
being constrUcted from Springfield, the Cap
ital, to Galena, in the North-West corner of.
the State, passese within a .short,, distance,
and when finished, will have, it is said, a
depot not very far from the church.
The day following , the dedication; after
preaching, the congregation met and sold
the seats, which more than-made up the
,fieiency on subscription, for the whole cost
of the house.. Now we can worship in
our new 'house, free from debt. This was
done by the congregation, without any for
aid. This church now numbers eighty
members on the-roll.
Preaching and prayer were continued
daily, closing on Monday after the Commun.-
'ion. On the third Sabbath following the
dedication, the Holy , Spirit was gracionsly
poured out, God's , people greatly , revived,
backsliders reclaimed, and wandering 611 7
dren of the Covenant brought to Christ.
But few 'Bair their way clear at that tinie,
to connect with the churabi although many
have fully determined to be'on the-Lerd's
side, and a: goodly number are indulging
a hope, in Christ. We trust, ere the year
closes, to see aR whose consciences were
awakened, brought' into the" visible' bhur'C'h,
having Christ formed in them, the hope of
glory. Thus,some mercy drops, - of the most
plentiful; shower ; of, grace now coming-aci.vuu
on so many portions or Zion; have. fallen
upon us. 0 that a split of grace and sup••
plicatibn 'would be' given'to all'Goirs' pro
fessed followers! answer to , the prayers
of those who. have waited -upon the Lord,,
see what God has wrought! When all pro
fessors come up to the help of the Lord,
then will not 'only our *hole country, but
the world, be converted to God. MeF:
For the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate.
Dialogue on Predestination. '
"I hope you will not be offended," said
a gentleman, "if I deolare, Ido not, can :
not believe in :the doctrine of Predestina
"And Ihope," rejoined Mr. C. "that you
will not lie offended if r declare, am quite
of Opinion you-do believe in it."
" I beg, sir," said the other, " you will
"If you will favor me with the short an.:
swere'of yee, or no, to` "a fei questions," re
plied Mr.' O. '
" I 'have little doubt I cart
prove what Ihave gamed."
"It wilhafford•me satisfaction," said the
other, 46 to, comply with your request."
Mr. C. then begin : "Are you of opinion
that all sinners will be 'Mired?"
" By no means," said the gentleman.
" Bat you haire no doubt," added Mr.. C.,
"that will be .formally determined, at the
day of judgment, who are to be saved, and
who are to perish?'
"Of that I have no doubts, replied-the
stranger. . „ •
" And is the great God," continued Mr.;,
C., "under any necessity of waiting tilithn
last awful assizes, in order to know who are,
the righteous, to be saved,' and the wicked,
that are to perish ?:1
"By no means," said the other, "for he
".When do you suppose,", asked Mr. C.,
44 thathe first knew this ?"
Here the gentleman paused a little, but
`soon answered, "He must have known from
all eternity." t
Theni it must have been fixed from all
eternity," said Mr. C.
"That by no means follows," replied the
"Then it follows," added Mr. C., " that
he did not know, but only guessed, and hap - -
pened to guess right ; for how. can even
Omniscience n.Now, what is yet uncertain?"
Here the stranger began to . perceive Ids
difficulty, and after a short debate, confessed
it should seem, it must "ISe fixed from :star="
"Now, one question more," said. Mr. C.,r
"will prove that you believe in , Predestina
tion, as well as I. You have acknowledged,
; what can never be disproved, that God could
not know from eternity who shall be'saved,
,unless it had been fixed from eternity. If,
then, it was fixed, be pleased, sir, to inform,
me, who fixed it?"
The gentleman candidly acknowledged he
had never taken this'iiew"before ; and said
'he ,believed -it was theJast time he should
attempt to oppose predestination to eternal
The above dialogue was related by M.
Bona; of Scotland, and contains a cogent and
perfectly conclusive argument in proof of• a
doctrine, clearly revealed in .tbe Bible, but
Al understood and much traduced.. The
point its opposers would seize upon as viii
nerable, is the asserted connexion between
God's foreknoWledgei and the consequent
fixation of the objects of that knowledge.
Let us look at it., What tp,knolo Z Ou r
great lexicographer, Webster, has tiros de•
fined it : "To 'avef clear and certain percep
tion of truth, fat,; any thing that actually
exists." And le. or e.know differs from to
know, simply i the futurition of its objects.
The Divine kno ledge, whether it relates to
the Vast, presenteirfuture; rests upon the
absolute . certainrilf- its -objects. So does
man's knowledg ithere3er it is knowledge
at all. Strictly inking, man has no 'fore
knowledge. In 'RiSse way, it. is trne, we
speak of knoivi ' Vnigs' before-land ; but'
if we submit the >ght to logical analysis;
it turns out to be, pposition or r egpectationi,
founded upon-les greater probabiAty. ~ A:
man can know on what is or etas an object
of his own. percep n. 1 . •
Thus it is`°keel God`foreknowd •ivhoi
are to' bei saved, t * : natter' is .fixed, asl it
necessary condition. 4 .that knowledge. To
finite-minds, this . in r ever :present a piano!.
aoPhioal difficulty . pling_more. As a
practical'one; it' sli , eittict iit:Pplitic ft; afia
as' a ' diffi cut ty ,- of l ti cfariner kind; it is' no
greater 'ithan , the - .onl: arising from the; con
sistency ofs the; min, to prophetic detail of
the treatment of 0 i :t. with: the free' and
guilty.,agency of hts crucifers. - ; This doe:
trine is liable t i o' aft se ; - aaie every other.
Bat they that abusiv , I and they that can
osture it, mast meet he-responsibility they
incur.. 'L.'. :1: I.z" !.:1! , ~ fl''' , , - ' 7. ;`, 'W:P.T": '
With such saorificei Clod is -melt pleased.--
:Hun. xru: 16.
You ask the rear dsIA, ' beneficence?..,l
answer,'Ch4-4iecn iefiCeiiee is its ozonce=
ward'. ' I'-k n ow 'of Inc%hippiness in this
world so noble, so pfreilsci abiding,,so self--
sustaining, as the 14ppiness of doing geod,.
nor any so remune' five. , .I ; am,, repaid :an
hundred fold for ev, yibour,pf anxiety and
toil for the good Of other r peeple. ••• It is an
unfailing fountai,nlwinish,,over, as you'draw
from it, gushes lip; the .stronger, until it
sweeps out _like aitorrent, inaking‘.every
thing glad in its epn,ts . e, and: the deepest
gladness, the fairest n tiewera and, the most
of them, right around the green „margin of
'the bubbling spring. ~ ' ; ,
If you would be happy, ',dri: good." . If
You would be rich, " Cominunicate.", It
was a philosopher who,said, •t' There.% that,
.seattereth and yet ineieaseth. , The liVeral
soul shall be`made fet,; and he that lateral
shall be watered himself."'
, t Who blesses others in his daily deeds,
Will find:the healing that his spirit needs.;
For every flower in ethers' pathway strewn ,
Confers its fragrant beauty ea hi's 'own." '
How.soundly one sleeps wlien „the . bless
ingsof the poor and,le afflicted- sit, .6n his
'closed lids ! How .it soothes one's serrowsy
.and drewns one's careif, and hnshes one's
anxieties to soothe; ;arid' - drowni' and hush
„the sorroves, anxieties is.rid. eaten ' , of other
people 1: : When our: hearts are Welted,
and our ; spirits,',' dry _.as Summers. dust,''
'how a little, beneficence, just,then, j will let
down the dew , and sta • the flOwer,
— and sba. 4
- R rfx:;46:n f ..iu.... it t i„! ` "'- • . - ' ' -
It'inust'he 'OriifWiia tie e 6:-. - iiiii,k *
Shelly, the •Atheistit , felt :liettyr keenly the
'Wrongs of the oppressed ;poor lof England,
:and wrote some , very, beautiful things, iinder
the impulse. Bat We aim of Xis benefi
, mace was not,long, eniigli ;,,. it , did,net,reach
far enoughlr'r bri lig lick ti.' 'blessing to his
own bruised spirit;-' Hear him; how. very
unlike John HoWard l '. .
" I could lie down lika l a tired child,..
And weep away Allis life of care,
Which I him borne, 'and 'yet mtiatbeir,
Till death, like, sleep, might steal on me, :'
And I Might feel in the warm air
My cheek grow cold, 'and hear the sea : .
!-• Breathe o'er my dying brain its last monotony I'
nner and Advocate
We pity poor:Shelly.inhitEstrange,dejec
tion. We feel that the blessing with which.
the Atheist •
44 Blesses others in his daily deeds,"
is not that which brings
t , The liealing spirit needs."
The man who reaps happiness as the re
' ward of his' beneficence, 10.1i8i be he,
gt Whose meditative sympathies repose
• Upon the brea.st of, Faith."
In, other words; his ,well, doing must he the
blossoming of 'fervent Charity.'
You ask a moth's for beneficence? There
are ten thousands. "I give one. Life is short
and when' you came to die "you'll wish you
had dOnumore Toed. The 'Bible gives an
other—" To do 'good and to, communicate"
forget not, for 7pith .such sacrifices God-is
welt pleased." 'These are enoUgh. Give,
Me the smiles of Goa and in approVing Con
&arias, and , I" askno more.
Here is u. gem; from Hamilton, to close.
with: "We thinicon the "whole the world
is happier,, because of late r the , Lord,, has
made it sonieihat kinder."`And—:Je Chris
din charity 'is just piety, With its' Petals
fully spread, 'developing - itself and Making
it a happier world." Here is another, and
this is a ; brilliant ; : "The religion which
fancies it loves God, when it never evil-Aces
lOve to its brother, is not piety, but 'a poor
Mildewed Theology. A dogma with, a, worm,
at •its heart:" 'But, I suppose, Hamilton
got his gems in this mine—" He that loveth
not his brother whom he bath seen, how can
he love . God whom he Lath not seen." But
to' do good, and to communicate, forget 'not,
fOlvith siteh saerifibes
AS Father Silence&
Having lectured' they children recently
upon - the subject of missions, telling) them
of their condition, and, how heathen drowned,
their children and ,burned .them to please.
their gods, a bright-eyed little bey sat befdre
me, evidently much interested. When pro
'posals were made for' them to do something
for the heathen: children, he gave. 4. hearty
On returning hothe he remembered his
piomise, and was endeavoring to devise senile
sehernii by which he should' 'make thet
money. , .father listened- for game 'time
to :his-plans, and said :,;" My, son, why did.
you not tell • the, preacher,, we have „some:
heathens in our own hillS, and yoo (night
to do something for thein before you send
your money off to others." "But Pa," said
the child, " they don't burn or drown their
babies down there.", " No, my ohildy_but
they have no. Bibles, and have but little,
preaching!' said the .child again, "Pa
douldn't they' get 'Bibleis if they wanted
their, and couldn't they, hear the preaCher
if the wished? Heathen- boys can't. get
, the Bible or hear the preachers!!, The,
- father had nothing more to, pay on missions.
From our London Correspondent.
Execution of Orsini and Pierri—Rudio Spared, and
Why—The _Behaviour of the Condemned—The
Number of Victims—Louis Napoleon's" Sins
Coming to Remembrance in England—His Vio
lence toward Switzerland--The Spy-system in
Paris--Mischief and„ Danger Looming—Misery
of Refugees in London—A Fund for their Relief
—The French .Diipmteli and its truelnterpretation
—Military Demonstration—Protestantism Profits:
• in Ireland by a New Ministrx—WAY?—The
Irish Primacy—College versus Police—Brutal
gonduct—The Jesuit, Inipiration—The Solar
Eclipse ;and Glanrica;.de--News from.
Colonization there-4'he Weather=lguinness; the
.geangetist,' at Belfast—Waiting' for the Spirit—
' Lady Havelock—Presbytery., and Traetarianism.
LONDON, ,March 19th 1868.
ORSINI AND FURRY,' as :I anticipated, in
my last,, have been executed. „ Radio was
'spared with the view of giving evidence
'againt Bernard in ngland. The litter
.seems.diudotibtedly to. have
who, in, ceriffert.irith, Ana
grenades (filled with iiihnine
tingmercury,) prepared, and who" also hired
'Radio as one of the intended assassin's. 'As
to the• behiviourof the condemned before
execution, that Hof .Pierri, was, excited, „with.
aitAssumpoon of; gayety, and levity,
Orsini displayed,amazing calmness to the
last: Only when thewas' thrown over`
his face (worn by criminals who are eteented:
as '" 'parricides, along; With .the .: or
shroudoind with the feet naked,) did a flush
cover it for moment., .
This man's conspiracy; and the attempt to
execute it; cest their lives to'foirteen, intro
cent. person& Independent of the inflexible
law , of 'God;.which sternly ,forbids assassina
tion and murder under. any-pretence, ,the
throwing of deadly, grenades among a crowd,
(by, men reckless of general siaughter, pro
vided only that one'hited' objeet,'would be
destroyed;) 'helped to take away sympathy'
with-thesevictims ef the gnilletine. Never
theless I must report that there is a great
!reaction in public feeling here. that Louis
INarioleen id abed man, that he was himself,
ere> now, the head. of a. !conspiracy; that
thus, one persen perished at Boulogne,; that
he violated oaths in, destroying the last Re
public; that ho gave Orders to a soldiery
lining the Boulevards on the 2d Of Decem
ber, 1851, to fire on'the speCtitors, to strike
terror into the Parisians, and' thus has intro=
cent blood upon his soul; and, that many
transported hy r iiiin.,havo.perished..miserably
in the swamps of Cayenne ; these things are
now' coming up afresh upon our national
memory. Their, it is not forgotten that he
could have redeemed Italy, but that he
'restored the Pope, divided, that fair country
'with Austria, and in, spite of letters and,
promises, that no reforms in the States Of
the Church have yet been effected;
Still 'more ;"his iron: karate* presses on.
Switzerland, anttle has compelled that weak
State to send suspected.-refugee! Frenchmen
into' the_ interior, aq as • not te be near his
frOntiersl: Worse still, there is the new
Minister of Police, yho is to oCcupyas high :
-a - position as. any Cabinet Minister, and
tespionagg, (and- coniacquenti" gloom, if
"terror)_, .reignerin,,Paris.f Spies abcund .
all afie - raiisiane rocersurav
lest they should be, suspected of having, re
ceived news ' boding ill' to' the' Emperor;
which 'pleased them; or to look' melancholy,
because it might be supposed that they were
resenting' the supremacy of the Police.,
regime. Waiters in hotels, servants in fami-.:
lies, fellow-travelers on railway carriagea'are
&Watered at ire silence, lestin each slioeld
be-a -app . . 'The' Times; speaki• out' sternly
and:ominously on the subject. ,Itindicates
that this .state-:of things cannot last, and„
urges a change, of ere it be too lite.
:.The R*3O.FES IN LONDON are many of
them,in great, distress., I was in company,
the other ' day, with ,a"French Protestant
niiniater, friiin 'whom I 'learned that men.
ence'-eminent as statesmen, legislators, - and
Ziterateurs in France, are almost without'
bread. I have, reason to believe that„ Jac
apective altogether of political feeling, means
areleing organized by'Christien then to' re
lieve these victims of poiprty. Theyiniffer
for their - conscientious- conviction's; and"
,be right ,or wrong,, viewed
' abstractly, still their misery inspires respect
and pity. "*hat'' a noble thing, it wilt be,"
exelaimed thd French pastor, "thus to show
;them what true'Christianity is I"
Alas I many .of theni hie skeptics ' I fear,
'and they haveno stirs Rook and .Refuge', to
iWhich to repair, in , the day ,of distress..
IBeing Men of Elie chiefly, and all
Opportunity' of writing' for the'press; tient'
old, being gone, the ablest- of then" larder
; terribly. theloWer class of refugees;
cabinet-makers, ; , jewelera-tailors,, &e., re
,or. less,employment in London,, ;eapeCially iri good "timed:
As te the Fawn D,ISPATOA, which ,de
nies any attempt at (merman, it is read now
in the light of the imPuilent and threatening
demandann = Switzerland.'While the' Em
peror says:.,he ;withdraws his requests,.-And,
leaves &I . " to the loyalty ; ','(or,friendahip,),
"and good feeling of the English people;",
" why," (it is here said,) "that is nothina
Weer' than 'in' attempt 'to 'put "us' in - the
wrong;` if ire do 'not comply with his 'wishes,
and may be need Afterwards -as justifying a
quarrel I" the„ Times tries in a second
article t e make the heet of it, and altogether
if, seems `as ifthe new - Minietry, would lie
alloWed to retain their position fin. 'Some time.
It is significant, however, that they'are
about to,prepare, room _oath° ;heights; xiiiar
Dover for at least ten thousand soldiers,
sides arising the; forts marten() .4Oweri
in the neighborhood: This is designed 'to
tell France that 'weire riot to be, caught
, At the ,camp at Shornaliffe, near Dover,
there are about one ; thousand , ,militia
from the .North of Ireland. They refused
to attend 'the Episcopal service, and the
Irish Presbyterian Chinch is providing thorn
with - Chaplains , al4 ordinances. At Ply
mouth, also, the Irish, Assembly-has began
a .good work, having
,forneed i s qongregation
both for. Presbyterian 'civilians and_soldiers..
The HAIVrE -;GOVERNMENT, as I
formerly indicated, bears favorably on the
cause of Protestantiain in' lieland., - If ,you
awn. lived 'there, we would inevitably be
less 3 liberal than living . 4 here in ;England.
Why?.Because in; Ireland you see-'the
Whigs playing into, the, hands of the. Pa
.bccause they have animplied compact
With Dr. bUllen and the Pippo, if they. Will
keep the people`quiet,' not' to interfere with
May nooth, or With aggreiiion, at , thnesi on
Protestant !schools and evangelization, and
0 1 .4;t4rf,'. 8 40 1 . , b,e PO l O O l 4.0mi,5h.:,91!aP-:
Wins for the army. Because, also, they give .
away places at the bar and on the bench to
Rornish partizans, and in the. Established
Church they advance men who are' not
always to be trusted as bold and honest op
ponents of Remanism, although personalty,
amiable. On the other hand, the Derhyites,
with a Napier as Lord Chancellor, ,an Egfin
ton at Dublin, and Lord Naas- (son"Of the
Christian and good:Earl of Meath,) .as Chief
Secretary, the Evangelical Churehmen;beth
lay and clerical, are fairly and , ,fully /recog
nized, as worthy of .promotien,
being' habitually ignored.' '
In Irish Church Limiters in Ireland, we
find it rumored that the aged Primate, Dr.
Beresford, will. retire from the, ‘See ; ,of Ar 4
magh, and make room for Dr. O'Brien,,
Bishop* , ,of Sonthein diocese.. 'Dr. O'B
wee. formerly Divinity Professor in 'Trinity
College,Dablin and delivered"lectures , on'
Aiiiitifloatioff„4clifitidifing. . - Zeipobitiott
'and *defence of the ; grand-Pauline dectrfree, ,
'such as has had no, eqnal„,perhaps, sincethe,
• Reformation. ,Strangeto say, these Lectures'
are out of print, and to, obtain a copy is ex- ,
,ceedingly diffidult. Dr. O'Brien himself
deelined to r 'permit the republication ; but
`there is no season to believe,, that he , has
changed his doctrinal sentiMents. lie
,would be Lunch 'more popular than. Arch- ,
birlop 'W'hately,' whom the'Whigs would
ha*6.al4 , 4l464. l Pimitb. True' it is 'that
tho latter.has sympathies ,With,Evangelisni,
chiefly • through his dislike,to Romanism,
against which he has writtentmost ably, and:
also' front family influences, his daughters
being devotedly pious and earnest petions.
He is, however, quite uniammd., on, the Bab
ject of the Sabbath, as ; Was, Dr. Arnold, to
whose Broad Church" school. he'belongs.
There seems h doubtk,liiitieve:r; about' any
. change being made, q'lint, if the
Derby ministry fin at presen itself on the 03 of
destrnotion, the arrangementspoicen.of ;41 1
be probably 'effected. • -
A RIOT IN Muslim has been 'caused by,
the collision of the Police with the.students
of Trinity College, - at the time of the eit
trance of ' the new Lord Lieutenant. , The
Police behaved in the most Savage and cruel
manner: The young men were slashedsnd
out with their swords, and brutally mauled
about the head with their bahms. Several
of them, it is feared, were mortally wounded.
Some, of the guilty, Poliee have been iden
tified, and it is significabt tat Anest of them
are Papists, and under the'ilitistion oi this
quit Conjesseri: This Seems to throw - a .
glimpse of light on the-ferocity of their con
duct, as the young Collegians-, are 'mostly
candidates for the Established Church,.; and
born the elite, of the rising zeneration of
chief Protestant ferules in Ireland. A
stringent inquiry 'has . been ' iriatituted, and'
the Colonel of the Dahlia PAM) is,' in - the
The GREAT ECLIPSE "proved" , a great dis
qpointment; both to astronomers and to the
multitude ,by reason of heavy clouds pecu
liar ~to our „atmosphere, , which
an v il entirely Omit; the kMriaue enega:
ete: r lii my otidon''Suberb, l 'etluilitibtie
one - or - awe ttircingb_the veilirWand`
envious clotids, of the! crescent-shaped : inin-r
limns part of. the sun, •which, at,theleopient,
of the maximum covering of his disc„ was
apparent. At no time was the gloom irrp
found; therigh a "sad'espeet v,as given to the
landicape. Very different4roulitheie been
the result; in the. ease of a: total -eelipse;lin. a
clear, uncleuded,cky i !stieh as tat so graph
ically deleribed by the Astronomer
witnessed by himself,) and is referred
to in my last letter.' '
--The' Times makes alseverely:satiricaliiie
of the eclipe;:in conneiionmith Inird
ricarde. :That notorious member of,thejate
Cabinet had, announced, that on,tlie ev l ening,
of 'Monday last (the day of the ellipse,) he
would give personal eiplanationi cer:i
tain 'rumors =affecting •his eharacterpi But' n
Monday , night, when miany hadgathered; to-t
gether—including some, ladies , 1 inflamed by,
prurient curiosity, to henr,,th i e promised
planation and defense, Lor,V I C. -having
been friends' that tlie course was
inconvenient, and somewhat' unparliamen-
Mry,,withheld his statement. Whereupon.
the Times congratulates liek,on his
lien in keeping himself, like the eclipsed
in shadow, and only could have wished'
he'bed'always done' the same I``::".-
FROM INDIA, we heve_ news tit to the
24% 'of 'February. The ` eenabineif forces
had= notyeti advanced - bite Oude,: not :being!
sufficiently, strong in artillery ; or perhane,in
men, to surronnd, and besiege,_
sena'Sehib'waistill alive and mis - ohleions,,
having 'Made ,
by passing' into
Bundelound About :the"erid of Tiebruarho
it was expected operations would :commencer
in Dude, and one of the morning papers here
anticipates that early in April we,shall hear,
of the fall of Lucknoiv. If so t the heart
shudders to - think of the slaughter Which
Must precede. Sir John Lawrence was
sending•.fresh, Sikh:regimenta frau: the Pun
jauh, to, help Sir Colin. The son of his de
ceased rbrotherhas just;been created:a-Bar
onet ; and will have' a pension of ~ .f,1,000 a
year. This is , a graceful homage to great
men; on the'fart of the "new Ministry. It'
remains, to, be, seep whether Lord Canning
will. Condi:ate to. be , Governor itlencial„ and
if not, ,whether,Lord Stanley, ~or sir 'John
Lawrencei'shall. succeed'him. would be
a, Master-stroke poltcyof Derby,gilard
ing againit the nepotism, appointing the
form,er, were to bestow, the officeon the- hit,
ter, as it would conciliate the whole. Evan
gelical party: In:itself-it would; I' balite,
preye an linspeakable, blessing te,
The - King of Delhi is to bOransiierted,
for : life, to the Andaman - having
been convicted; by a Military Commission;
of abetting the rebellion; as viell'es 'sane
tiOning atrocious' criieltie:s.' lii ; gentral In
dia there 'were hifi r forts • ,being pegged, or
about t;i,iie assaulted.
CoLoinzAmoii ion. kwi. haij 0912gRieil
part of a night's debate in•Parha . , ;The.
Ministry allowed :a _Committee .of Inquiry.tok
be , appointed: - The subject/ was introduced;
by Mr. Ewaxt, Member for Liverpool;
very :ably argued by. him. The East"; India
dorapany :has always.discouraged Coloniza
tion ; at one time it absolutely prohibited it, ;
and. in' this' debate we observe its present'
Chaintere raising bugbear diffienitiee ;and
ObjectionS: The ehject:wlirilii, j ll44;CClonize
hill (lianas, and to cultivate the groWth Pf
cottoni of the ,tea-plant, and the extension;
of the:indigo trade. Strictlyipetiking;naderk
the Company's ralretheriVe
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recognized and resident fp India I An article
in the leading joArnal-1 pre front
Marshman'spen—warmly espouses the colon
ization cause. The climate-of the. regions
specially in view, im far more faVorabhi than
Belize, Sierra Leone, and citht, Places yrlith
er the - English repair, _for the purposes of
trade and commerce
" • • _ , •
TniW.F.A.Titto.. has undergcicea mardel
qns change for the better. We had a fort—,
night of snow and .frostolotiln ,, Aimmiselveam
severe, but acepippankdr - liq .intensely cold
winds froin.,,theliorth op..tast, ansi a large
ly increased mortality in , thp metropolis.
Now the genial breath. of Spring- is around
us, and.the poor invalid feels and .owns the
blessed' change : , But it is top Soon to ex
pect Continuous, warmth;.arid 'ere May-day
comes, many an aged one, and many a fair
young maiden,. ,, wasting under _fell con
stiniptidzOnpar, shall - have passed to the
dying world. The great,
Reaper is never idle, and gradually but
surely one genSratipu , after ! another passes
away. Oh that men were wise ! -
The GIUTTON GUINNESS, the popu
ar gvangelist, a natbre,of Dublin; has been
preaching to great multitudes in and around
Belfast, chiefly in the`Presbyterian churches.
The largest church- in -Belfast (Rosemary
Street;) =was crowded• an hour.and a half be
foreothe time of service,-and,outahle, from
the steps, the Rev. J. lVlcNaughton,. the
minister of the church, preached to a multi
tude who .could not .find , entrance. It is,
hoped' that a 'real revival spirit was there.
Oar Presb3rfery office-bearers are to meet
Bonn; for united prayer. These are encour
aging times. •Oh = that all the Churches of
Britain might be really brought into the
humble, earnest, prayerful, and expectant
attittide r of waiting fortheleavenly rain I Its
early showers,' have been dropping on your
Churches. *ay it speedily be as floods on
the dry ground
LADY HATELOCK has addressed the fol
lowing touching lettetto, the Mayor of Birm
ingham,-by whom; tone ,behalf of the Corpo
ration cf that town, an Address of condolence,
and eicpreisive Himont* the admiration of the
Corporation and citizens for the character of
her late' husbarid, was' writtten and for
.BOiN, ON THR.Rtniz, March 11th, 1858
Bra :—I have this week had the honor to receive
your lettet t • aceomparded ;by, = address of con
dolence from yoUrself, the aldermen, and burgesses
,of--Birmingham.. I 'vas already •
Prepared for isuch a mark of, attention by. a letter
• from Your, teem, intimating , the, same ; but the
deep` sympathy eipressedl for: me in my bereave
ment; the kind senti!nents felt in my behalf, and
ilia of my„ fa th erless children,, by so large and
resPectibliii body, and the elegant and very del
icate manner in whielkthiti;addressfias been con
- veyed to me, has quite, "overpowered me, and I_
cannot find wcrdsto express all I feel.
• The high encomiums you' have ] all been:pleased
to passwpon.the hsirole deeds of Sir'Henry Have
lock as a soldier and a General, and the exalted
!terms in Vlach. yea:Chats spoken' of my beloved:
Inisiceind , es a man,; are like oweetinoenee to my
'b,rok„ec,,efllinted,lmart, not „merely because the.
:praises of those we love are 'ever precious'to us,
'aVell'awatialthat the portrait
:tire of his almost perfect character is by no meatus
overdrawn, and the expegience of more than eight,
-- and twenty years of domestic happincee only serves
to oirengthen '
But I think my heaVenly Father that even in.
s croelling and unexpected bereavement, I have
thatitignirdes of comfort:
:Our -gracious Botireign has Provided •bonnti,
fully formy waste r my sons are f nobly.following,
I the bright example" Of their father, and my , two
daughters are my best earthly treasures. -
A-shade of ragret•might Cintrude if I were to
reflect upon the altered prospects of my fatherless
children, but cantilit - fer a Moment indulge in .
VailtiriSgrets;•-forlmi , heavenly Father, ordains 'all
things, for, the beet, and I have too much got&
dance in my countrymen to suppose'
. that they '-cate eve 'Casio 'to take 1m :interest
in the children. of !Henry Havelock. May I beg ,
you will do me the honor to convey my heartfelt
thinks tallie , O6iporation Birminghlini, and to
believe me, with; every feeling of respect, to be
! yours Very gratefully,
HANNAH B. Heviiroadx:
What nobility ineaatimity are shed over
the griqf of a Christian widow like this, and
litiii"does the supportink, power of Christian
faith; shine forthlroin that German home of
the .bereaved I
AT BOURNEMOUTH, in Hampshire;,
(wheresl write these closing sentences,) the
rresbytery of London met yesterday, to
open a new'ohurch. It wat tome—who had.
sojmirned here last Summer fora month, and
who had witnessed the dorninano!a of Trac
tarianism and Itigh-Churehis' in in a place,
to .wldah, for the sake of its fine climate,
thesio n k or repair from all parts of the
; kingdom-74, scene peculiarly .gratifying..'
had tried to sow' seed, and , to cheer the
hearts of a iittle - stftigglingloand. Now their
praferillivffbeen'fullyansivereit , - A most
,Cffective demonstration was, made, of our
principles and ecclesiastical pulley. Dr.
Hamilton preached one of his choicest ser
mons. ', 'An able minister remains to testify
Tor "Christ- with 'cheering prospects.'. The
;Episcopal Incumbent, a cousin orthe noto
rious Tractarian, Bennet, is ins, grea,t.fright,
and' ,was -very violent in denouncing.
Schism," last Lord's day. J:W. .
There is, to us, more touching ; pathos,
heart-thrilling,expression, more feeling 'die
' played in some of the old psalm tune's, thin
in a.whole batch of modernisms. • -The.itraila
go, home, ,and: the , fountain, , of t , the -great
deep, ia broken up f " --the great .deep of nn
fathomble feeling, that Hee - Tag; far below
the surface of the world-hardened heart ;
and as, the n t.tuwfmtec i * T unchecked, tear
Starts:l r :ll'llw 4e, the "softened spirits yield
°toile 'infliienceoindNfteke ' off the load of
-:earthly eareizisings purified and and spirit
, itudizedfinto4volearer atmosphere. Strange,
inexplicable , associations brood over the
the mind, "like the far-off dream of para
dise," mingling their chaste melancholy
'With- inklings` of a still, subdued, and more
cheerful oharacter... Bo* Many glad hearts
,:the: olden time, rejoiced in these
/ 809ga ,9f„praise—hol many #ighed out their
complaints in those plaintive notes, that
„steel sadly, yet., sweetlytnii the' ear—hearts
that; now' odd - in 'death, are laid to rest,
-around that-elected temple, within whose walls
they had so often swelled' with emotion.—
Btackwpod. , • .
MODERN SEEctiONS.— The style clear,
strong and pointed, the divitdons . and sub
ot numerous, but distinct, are
a gfeatassietiiiien tolthe-methory. I cannot
'bear like new-tangled essay with no
subj cot announced, : no, application.,
—BOliop..Tfilsosi of Calcutta.