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A Prayer for India.
Gracious Father! King of Nations!
Look on India in her woe ;
Full of cruel habitations,
Held in bondage by the foe.
King of Glory,
Now thy might and mercy show !
Lord, how long shall gloom and sadness,
Idol-gods with blood-stained hand, •
Moslem pride and heathen madness,
Darken and pollute the land?
Let them dee at tby command !
Look, 0 Lord, in great compassion
On thy servants laboring there;
Let the joy of thy salvation
Nerve their hearts and banish fear.
Seep them in thy holy care !
Let the prayer's of saints and martyrs
Now, 0 Lord, remembered be,
Pour the tide of living waters
Where they toiled and died for thee.
King of Glory,
Set the sin bound millions free!
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Means of Nourishing the Divine Life, and then
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ONLY BELIEVE, or The Sure Way of Peace, by
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THE HIGHLAND GLEN, or Plenty and Famine.
Founded on Facts. By Matilda Wrench.. 18mo.,
We have seldom read a more thrilling and af
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THE GIANT JUDGE, or The Story of Samson, the
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with great judgment and effect to expound the
Scripture narrative. In one aspect the 'book
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ments are surely eminently, calculated to show
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of the American oharacter.
AN EXPOSITION OF THE EPISTLE OF ST. PAUL TO
THE COLOSSIANS. By the Rev. Jean Daille,
minister of the French • Reformed Church Church at
Charenton, A. D., 1639. Translated from the
French, by F. S. Revised and Corrected by
the Rev. James Sherman, minister of Surrey
Chanel, London. Bvo., pp. 698. Philadel
phia : Presbyterian Board of Publication, 821
Chestnut Street. 1868.
When our Board lately published the Commen
tary on the Epistle to the Philippians by this em
inent French Pastor, we expressed an earnest
hope that his more important work on the Colos
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forming our readers that this valuable Exposition
may now be procured from our Board.
Daille was eminently learned and clear in his
views of the Gospel. The vast range of his in
formation may be Been in his works on the right
use of the Fathers (also published by our Board)
and in his Apology. His theological attainments
and his critical powers, are favorably displayed
in these precious Commentaries in which the
truth is set forth with singular clearness and
wondrous eloquence. Daille does not content
himself with merely announcing a truth, but id
a dignified manner, and with irresistible power
he overturns the antagonistic error: Both these
great works are arranged' in the form of sermons,
and while pastors and licentiates may profit by
their style and minuteness 'of exposition, the or
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by their manly eloquence and great power of
thought. We are greatly gratified to know that
these volumes are now on the shelves of our
For the Presbyterian Banner and larooate.
Letters to a Friend on the - Doctrines and
Duties of the Bible.
Letter LlLL—Benefits of Redemption.
And whom he justified, them he also glorified.—
Rom. vux : 80.
ME DEAR FRIEND I may say to you, as
Paul said to the Philippians, He which
hath begun a good work in you will perform
it unto the 'day of Jesus Christ —Phil. i :
6. He will carry it on and cause it to pro
gress until it is complete ; as it is written in
Rom. viii : 28-39 : Whom he did predes
tinate, them he also called; and whom he
called, them he also justified; and whom he
justified, them he also glorified. For all
the blessings of salvation; are connected ;
they follow as the links in one perfect chain.
Hence, where a work of grace is begun, it
shall be carried on and completed. The ap.
plication of redemption by the Spirit of
God secures to us all its benefits here and
hereafter. Justification, adoption, and sanc
tification, are connected with effectual call
ing; and I now add, from the Shorter Cate
chism, " The benefits which in this life do
accompany or flow from, justification, adop
tion, and sanctification, are, assurance of
God's love, peace of conscience, joy in the
Holy Ghost, increase of grace, and perse
verance therein to the enil."—Short. Cat.,
Ques. 36 ; • see Fisher's Catechism, pub-
lished by Presb. Board. Some call thiii the
most precious answer in the whole -Cate
ohism and surely if that which defines
justification may be called the most im
portant, this may be called the richest and
most interesting, though each one is equally
necessary and important in its place ; none
can be omitted; all must be studied. But
here in this answer are several most precious
benefits in this life. Consider them :
1. Assurance of God's love; not 'of our
love to him, but of his love to us as recon
ciled through Jesus Christ, as in Rom. v :
1-11. We love him, because he first
loved us.-1. John iv : 8-19 And the
fact that he has cawed us, and justified and
adopted us, and begun the work of sanctifi
cation in us, is proof that he has loved us
with an everlasting love, and therefore has
drawn us with loving-kindness, or extendeb
loving kindness unto us.---Jer. xxxi : 3
The. love of God is shed abroad in our
hearts by the Holy Ghost, which is given
unto us. God comnaendeth his love toward
us. What shall separate us from the love
of God ?—Rom. 5-8.; and viii : 28-
39. Herein is love, not'that - we- loved God,
but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be
the propitiation for our sins; and his calling,
justifying, and adopting us, gives us an as
surance of his love ward us.-1. John
iv : 10, 11. And :having an, assurance of
his love, we may also have an assurance of
our saliation—the loved, and called, and
justified, shall be glorified.—Rom. viii'.: 28
—3O. "The assurance of faith is founded
on the infallible Word of God, who cannot
lie; but the assurance of .sense upon ,the
person's present experience of the comma.
nications of Divine love. Hence, while we
have assurance in the root, we may not
alWays . have the sensible enjoyment 'of it,
because of sin or unbelief, &e. ' Yet this
assurance may be ours.—Fisher's Catechism,
Part i., pages 193-195.
2. Peace of conscience. As sin is for
given and' there 'is' no condeinnation, .but
peace with God, (Rom. .v : 1, and viii: 1,)
and as' the heart' is renewed, and our ,sips,
both as to their guilt and pollution, are
washed away in the blood of Christ, con
science is at rest; it does not condemn, be
cause the soul rests on Lhe sacrifice of Christ
for acceptance with God. Conscience is
purged and is at rest, at peace and quiet,
because the demands of the law have been
met by Christ in our stead, and the soul rests
upon him; and we are accounted and
treated as righteous for his sake He is re
ceived and rested on by faith, and he is the
end of the law for righteousnesss; he has
been made sin for us, and we are made the
righteousness of God in him ; and • where
sin is forgiven and not imputed, as in Rom.
iv : 6-8, why should conscience condemn ?
—Rom. iv 4 6-8,; . and x : 3;'.4; '2. Cos.
v 21.. As Paul says, where sin is purged
—atoned for and forgiven—there is no more
conscience of sins.--Heb. x : 1, 2. The
one offering of• Christ being accepted of God
and rested on by us, couseience is at, pease;
at peace, because we are not only renewed,
but justified and, accepted; and so there is
both peace with God and peace in our own
souls.—Heb x : .L 4-22. When the soul
is renewed and reconciled to God, and the
sentence -of justification is pronounced, and
the act of adoption passed, and the work of
sanetifieation is progressing, there rat& be
peace of conscience. True,- some believers
have it not, because they " have not a sight
and sense of their justification, adoption,
and sanctification, but are under doubts, and
therefore fears that God hates- them, and
does not' love them; therefore they have
troubles of conscience instead of peace, and
sorrow of spirit instead of joy of the Holy
Ghost."—Vincent's Catechism, published
by Presb. Board, page 129. But, like as
surance, peace of-conscience is the privilege
of all God's children, because he loves them
with a tender Father's love; and of this
love they may; have an assurance, for it is
seen in what he has done for them. And
when sin is committed, as all do sin, a fresh
application to Chriet and the blood of
sprinkling, with penitent confessions, restores
peace to' the soul; for he is our, peace—he
of God is made unto us righteousness and
sanctification; he is the .Lord our righteous
.nems ; we are coMplete in him; and if any man
sin, we have an Advocate with the Father,
Jesus Christ the righteous—l:. John ii : 1;
Heb. xii : 22-24; 1. Pet.' is: 2 ; Belt. ii :
14-18 ; Oar. i : 30, 31; Jer. xxiii :6;
Col. ii : 10. '
8. Another benefit is joy in the Holy
Ghost, spiritual and heavenly joy, the joy
of which the Holy G-boat is the Author, so
that we can'rejoice in .the Lord... The - 111oly
Ghost is the Comforter, and be gives peace
and 'joy; joy in God as our reconciled
Father and Friend, the rest and satisfying
portion of the soul., Hence we , can , say
with the prophet, Although the figtree shall
not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the
vines ; the labor of olive shall fail, and
the fields shall yield no meat; the flock
shall be exit off. from the fold; and there
shall be no herd in the stalls; yet I will re
joice in, the Lord, I will joy in the God of
my -salvation, - Hab. 17, - 18. cAnd
with Paul, as sorrowful, yet always rejoic
ing.-2. Cor. vi •: 10; Phil. iv : 4. Did
we always, rejoice in the Lord, as is our
privilege, we should be stronger for duty
and •for trial, and our lives would better
recommend.to others the religion we Profess.
Rejoice evermore. Rejoice in the. 'Lord
always; and again I say, Rejoice,-1.
These. v : 16; Phil. iii : 1, and iv': 4
See Fisher's Catechism.
4. There is also an increase of grace,
growth in all the Christian graces and , vir
tues. This ,secures a progressive sanctifica
tion. He giveth more grace, grace, accord
ing to our day, whether a day of duty or of
trial; for God resisteth the proud, but giveth
grace unto the humble. To him. that hath
shall be given.-=-Jas. iv : 6-10; 2. PeL
I=-14; Matt. xiii: 12.
5. And there is also perseverance therein
unto the end; 'be who begins the good work,
perfects it; for we are kept by the power of
God through faith unto salvation.-1. Pet. i
5. For grace will complete what grace begins.
Being confident of this very! thing, Abit he
which hath begun a good -work in you will
perform it until the day. of Jesus Christ.—
Phil. 6.. Only they who: persevere , unto
the end shall he Saved; and pereeviSnce
unto the end secured by4he covenant of
gra c e, by the union, legal and spiritual, be
tween. Jesus Christ and his people, and by
the purpose and the , :promise of God. He
is faithful and will do it. They who are
effectually called and justified;` adopted,and
sanctified, shall persevere unto , the end;
United to Christ by faith, they shall never
be separated from him. This is rendered
certain by the covenant of grace and ,the
whole fame of redemption. Hence their
path shall shine more and more unto the
perfect , day. The new creature in Christ
Jesus is immortal; ittsball never die ;.,for all
the blessings of salvation aru connected, and
glory shall crown the work of grace. - For
this God is our God for ever and ever; he
OE be our guide even unto death ; yea;'
,through death and beyond ,for he will
never leave us nor forsake us. Whoin he.
justified, them be also glorified. 7 :-Ps. xlviii:
14; Heb. xiii: 5; Rom. viii : 30.
Such are the benefits in this life—assur
ance of God's love—peace of conscience—
joy in the Holy Ghost—increase of grace,.
and perseverance .therein untuthe end, or,.
THE PRESBYTERIAN BANNER AND ADVOCATE.
till death comee And there aro also bene
fits at death. For "the souls of believers
are at their death made perfect in holineeis,
and do immediately pass into glory; and
their bodies being still united to Christ, do
rest in their graves till the resurrection."—
Short. Cat., Ques. 37. For as they are sus
tained in life, so shall they be in death;
God is not only their guide unto death, but
through death, and their everlasting portion
beyond it.—Ps. al viii 14 Their souls are
at death made perfect in holiness, and' do
then pass immediately into glory; absent
from the body, they are present with the
Lord. Thus Paul bad a desire to depart and
to be with Claist.-2. Con v: 1-10; Phil.
i : 21-24. The souls of believers do not
sleep or remain unconscious between death
and the judgment, nor are they confined in
some intermediate place; but they at once
enter heaven—immediately pass into glory.
And their bodies sleep in Jesus; still united
to Christ, they rest in their graves till the
resurrection —l. 'Bless. iv : 13-18 • , Fish
er's Cateehism part 1, pages 162-215
And there are, also benefits at the resur
rection, as well as at death ; for ". at the
resurrection, believers being. raised up in
glory, shall be openly acknowledged and
acquitted in the day of judgment, and made
perfectly blessed in the full e. joying of God
to all eternity."----Stunt. Cat., Ques. 38.
Hire are several things to be noted :
1. The body is raised up from the grave
—the same body, but raised in glory, hke
unto , Christ's glorious body ; for there is to
be a resurrection of the dead, both of the
just and of the uttjpst.—Phil. ui: 20, 21';
John v : 28, 29; and read 1. Cor. chap. xv
2. And believers being raised up in glory
shall tie openly acknowledged and acquitted
--sentence of acquittal and of reward shall
then be pronounced, as in Matt xxv : 31--
46—Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit
the kingdom prepared for you from the foun
dation of the world. Then shall the right
eous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom
of their father.—Matt. xiii: 36-43
3 And hence they shall then be made
perfectly blessed, both soul and body, in the
full enjoying of God to all• eternity. They
are happy before the resurrection, but their
happiness is not complete till the body is
raised up and united Orith the soul, and they,
as men, soul and bcidy, are received into
heaven and glorified. Hence, we wait for
the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our
body—its resurrection 7 ;-its redemption from
the grave. This,is the manifestation of the
sons of God—their open acknOwledgment—
when it will appear wbat we shall be. They
are then forever with the Lord, and that is
heaven.—Rom. 10-23'; 1. John: iii
1-3; Eph. iv : 30; 1. Them iv : 17;
Fisher's ,Catechism,, part I. But I must
make one , more letter. Adieu.
I.,TEAMSIIIP BLACK WARRIOR,
Harbor of Havana, Cuba,
May 15, 1858.
About two o'clock, this morning, we, hove
in sight of the Pharos of
,this Harbor. It
was then distant twenty miles, and' appeared
like a rising star. Captain Slater called on
me to " turn out." I did so; slept no more,
but went on deck to look and wonder.. And
during this whole day, I can say in truth
one unbroken panorama'of`novel and pictu
resque scenes, has been passing 'before me.
Of some of these, I purpose speaking. •'
description of all I'cannot give. Prolix I
may seem; if so, I ask 'the reader's indul
gence ; for brevity seems impossible in this
new world of wonders.
Stand here on this deck. The day is
dawning, and the heavens clear! How calm
the sea is, how balmy the air ! How beau
tifully the canvas fills with the gentle breath
ings of the morning! How smoothly the
ship glides over the deep blue waters ! The
"stars and stripes'," float proudly from the
mast-head. The. Spanish flag is also up; a
signal-gun is fired;
,a response from shore is
given ; all hands are at their posts; and, now
we are about to enter one of the &neat har
bors in the world.
In shape, it is like a horse-shoe. On our
left is Moro Castle; on our right, La Ponto.
The latter is a' regularly built, formidable
fort, memorable as the place where Lopez
and his confederates met their doom, a few
years since. The former is a most remark
able structure, apparently void of architec
tural design ; appearing like , a huge exca
vated rock, rising abruptly from the sea!
It seems to me that few battlements on
earth can present-a more terrible front than
this Moro Castle of Cuba. It is filled with
soldiers, and all the various munitions and
implements of war. Under it are many sub
terranean passages and dungeons, used as
prisOns by the Spaniards I its top, bristles
with big guns of all calibres. These, with
others grinning at us, through numerous
dark port-holes in its grim-visaged -walls,
made me feel that' old Moro must be feared.
Woe to the ship or fleet that attempts passing
it sine permasszone I
Having passed between these strong for
tifications, we sailed gently up the harbor,
amid scenes too grand for description.
Ships, city, country—all are truly magnifi
cent. The great God of 'Nature seems to
have cut this amphitheatre in the rocky
edge of this island, and let in, the water
from the sea, on purpose that poor, tempest
tossed mariners might • find a safe retreat
from the destructive winds and waves.
Vessels from almost all civilized nations of
the earth, ride safely at anchorage' here.
The sailors on some of, these
Bands are playing. Flags and marine sym
bols .of all colors flutter in the breeze.
Havana, with' its royal palaces, gilded spires,
and polished domes, glitters 'gloriously in
the light of the rising Sim. The' luxuriant
verdure around is tinged with: that rich, em
erald hue described so beautifully by - the
author of i'attl and Virginia'; and so char
acteristic of the tropics. Sky and sea are
adorned with the rosy tints of the' morning;
and rocks, earth, and trees, are- draped in
the richest robes of light: This is the torrid
zone. Nature glows in beauty. The at
mosphere is redolent with sweetness, shed
from a thousand flowers.
Through a glass, I viewed the country
back of the city. First • class. residences of
planters; elegant mansions of the ., wealthy ;
snow-white cottages for slaves,.and the pic
turesque hamlets_ of the poor, appear; and
far beyond looms up the green Sierra del
Cobre, as a background to a• picture of
inexpressible loveliness. Here, "'every pros
pect pleases." But alas, still, " man is vile."
Sem must now turn to scenes less-'beauti
ful, yet not a' whit the less novel and in
We respect the laws, and drop our anchor
a mile from shore. Soon we are visited by
two Spanish officials, in as many canopied
barges, each rowed by ten uniformed oars
men. These officers' costumes were rather
foppish. They consisted of white linen
coat, pants, and vest; white hats, gloves,
and slippers. They were gaudily ornament.
ed with, costly decorations, in the form of
rings, chains, epauletts, buttons, pins, fringe,
and spectacles. They came aboard with
immense dignity l."--far more, we thought,
than the exigencies of the occasion re
quired i: tipip visit had'ene
was short. Through the exuberant con•
4deseension of their wonderful majesties, we
were allowed the distinguished privilege of
going into the city, provided we would pay
well for it. How kind ! How proudly they
atepped from the Purser's room on the deck
to the gangway.
Poor, vain creatures! How contemptible
such peacJeks appear to true Republicans !
What are they, or all their Island, to Uncle
Sam ? The weight of his little finger would
No sooner do they leave than little sail
b.ats crowd around our ship, thick as hun
gry sheep about a bay rick, and clamorous
as Cincinnati haekaien. They come to trot'.
fie; some bring flowers, others fruits; oth
ers come to take all who wish, ashore. The
confusion is great, the jargon perfectly un
intelligible to most of us. There is one man
with 'a' nicer horde. He can say some words
of English., Nin will go with him. This
boat has a little mast with a sail near the
prow. Aft, there is a rounded awning, sire•
ilar to a wagon cover. Under this are seats;
on, them we sit. Now, brawny Spaniard,
pull away ! See, how nicely we shoot along
amid numerous vessels, and are soon at the
"Derrick," where all strangers must land,
according to law. Here we: pass the ordeal
of a Custom-House inspection, and get a
passport, or permit, to visit the city and its
environs. This is a wonderful document;
so much so, that most likely men in Havana,
wearing uniforms and carrying bayoneted
muskets, 'will ask to 'see it. And if you
don't produce it instanter, they will get
mad; fine you ten dollars, and imprison you
fifteen days in 4a I"Onto. As this would
be a matter of some inconvenience to a tran
sient passenger like myself, I let this paper
be read whenever, required; which, atter
all, was seldom. For the satisfaction of the
curious, I will give it. Here it is :
.TURISMCCION DE HABANA: RBQISTE&DO AL No.
• 'EL BRIG. GOBERNADOR DE ESTE! JIIRIBDICCION
.concede pertniso para desembarcar y pernoetar en
eats ciudad y 8718 barrios bajo las re,qtas.que se ex
presan al respaldo a Don pasojero de tran
eito llegrado a.eate puerto en Black Warrior,proce
denta de N Orleans. Babana. 15 de Nays, de 1858.
El Sub Com de Policia encargedo
del reconocingiento de barques
Vale 82s fa."
This is Spanish; and so similar to the
Latin, that any one acquainted with the one,
could make out the other. It is about as
follows :• '" The Jurisdiction of Havana :
Re.ister No. 1021." The Brigadier'Governor
of thiti Jurisdiction gives permission to go
en, shore and stay overnight in this city or
its environs; agreeably to the rules expressed
on the other side of this paper, to Mr. F ,
transient passenger now in this port, on
_the Black Warrior, a steamship
coming from New Orleans to Havana, the
15th of May, 1858
" N B:—The .'Sub-Commissary of the
Police is charged with the oversight of the
ships Charges $1 00."
With this paper in hand, you can enter
almost any gate or door in Havana. The
, city is walled, and guarded by many soldiers
in gay uniform& The streets are narrow
and tortuous, but well paved, and generally
covered with awning to shield thedtead from
the vertical rays of the sun. 'ln some places
neighbors 'living "opposite might almost
shake hands from attic windows. You sel
dom see a side-walk. Most of the houses
are of stone, rough east. Many of them
are painted blue; low, and flat roofed. Iron
bars fasten the doors, and iron gratings
cover all the window& The latter have nei
ther 'sash nor glass in than. Dwellings look
like prisons. The antiquity of the buildings
and the similarity in structure, gives many
of the streets a dingy, dead, monotonous
appearance, rather distasteful to the eye of
a Yankee. Many of these buildings are cov
ered with moss,, and going to decay. The
churches, too, present a sombre aspect
from without; but within, they appear inde
scribably gaudy and magnificent. They are
all Catholic. A few of us from the ship,
spent a short time this morning in the great
eat Cathedral in the city. It is erected on
the spot where Christopher Columbus first
said. Mass, on. the discovery of the New
World, in 1492. It is said to be one of the
oldest buildings in America. On entering
it, pictures, paintings, statuary, crucifixes,
chandeliers, candelabras, and other Popish
ornaments and fixtures, meet the eye in ev
ery direction- - Many of the paintings are
exceedingly fine, and very impressive. The
altar is truly splendid. A number of white.
robed priests were officiating at it. Very
many star-candles burned on and 'about it
The smoke of bdrning incense . perfumed the
room. Heavy, but solemn music, from a
thunder-toned organ, roiled Arough all the
capacious edifice. The marble floor was
covered with a'multitude of distressed look
ing worshippers. There being no seats, all
were kneeling or sitting flat on the floor.
We walked amid these superstitious crea
tures till we came: in-front of the altar. No
one, appeared to take any notice of u& The
scene ;I thdught both,sorroWful and Solemn.
On looking around, I saw upon the wall a
life-like painting of the passion of Jesua.
The Saviour is represented in a most lovely
and lamb like countenance, and is saying,
in Latin, " Father, forgive them ; they
know not what they do." One could almost
fancy that these were Now the words of the
great Intercessor for pardon on these pros•
trate, silly zealots of these heathenish rites of
By this picture, hung another equally
beautiful. It represents Christ, as bowing
his head in death, exclaiming, "it is fin.
ishecl." Both are exquisitely fine paintings,
and both cannot fail to'move the emotional
in every Christian beholder's heart. Not
indeed so, much by the artistic skill with
which , they are executed, as by the awful
events they are designed to 'represent. It
is not what is cat that canvas, but what was
on Calvary, that the pions soul sees in such
representations. But,.-how can poor igno
rant creatures like these Cuban Catholics,
understand this, since perhaps not one in
ten of thein has • ever ' read the Bible ?
Many of them, doubtless, have never • seen
it in their vernacular. Theirs is a religion
of form, superstition, and pictures; they
know nothing of faith, truth, and holiness.
O Rome ! thou halt sunk thy blinded
ects here still to deeper depths of igno•
ranee and sin, than thou hest ever yet been
able to do in my own much loved land.
When will the time come when thy, power
shall be, broken, thy kingdom crumble, and
thy reign cease Lord, hasten that dayl
The• bones of Columbus are buried in this
Cathedral. Raving gazed about awhile in
wonder, we passed into the street, where we,
met a number of Spanish deunnas coming
to church to say their matins, having black
lace • veils on their heads, and rosaries in
their hands. Negro slaves in livery, bear
ing prayer-books, kneeling rugs, and small
stools, followed them.
Ladies in Cuba wear no bonnets; and
Aeldom walk the streets in day time with
the other sex. They spin but little street
yarn, and hardly - ever' enter a store. They
do their shopping in volantes. These are
driven to the store door. In them they sit
till the clerk brings out his goods.
But, are Cuban women handsome ? In,
d'i4 noir: :Mid, let me tell your
reader, the exorbitant accounts you may
have had to the contrary, have been for the
most part exorbitant exaggerations. I have
seen the ladies of almost every class and
age in this city, and the fact is, that whilst
their eyes, and teeth, and hair, and hands,
and feet may be said to be rather beautiful,
yet their person is as shapeless as a seed cu
cumber, awl as formless as a yam. What
beauty is there in graceless motion, sallow
complexion, thick lips, large mouths, coarse
features, and harsh voices I Besides, many
of the women smoke tobacco in the form of
cigarettes, which would soon make the most
lovely female hateful.
In this place there are neither wagons,
nor carriages, nor four wheeled vehicles of
any kind. The same is true of the country.
Every thing is packed on the backs of
horses, mules, and men, or moved in carts
and 'barrows. Even such bulky commodi
ties as cornfodder, suga.r.cane and hay, are
thus transported from the country to the
city, being bound in bundles and strapped
lengthwise on the animal's hack ! We met
quite a number of mules to-day, in narrow
streets, thus ladened. At first we could not
imagine what it was. Bat when we came
near, and spied the donkey's muzzled nose
sticking out before this walking stack, and
the rope.hridle of the second tied to the
plaited, tail of the first, and the bridle of
the third fastened in like manner to the
caudal appendage of the second and so on,
to the end of the long caravan, then, read
er, we took a. good laugh, and- so would you
had you been there to see. The loads thus
carried are truly enormous. We also met
many donkies ladened with sarroons, a kind
of hags made from palm splits, and filled
with' all kinds of things to eat and wear.
Ox yokes have no bows in them as with us,
but are fastened to the neck by strong,
hemp ropes ' put around and through them,
and then about the ox's horns, coining down
in front of his head, and fastened in a - per
foration in the bridge of the animal's nose.
This looks too cruel to be funny.
The volante is THE vehicle par excellence
of Cuba. Here is a very imperfect sketch
of one. It has two large wheels connected
by a strong axle. To this, two very long,
limber shafts are attached ' , between which
there hangs,. nearly equidistant from the
wheels and mule, a snug shaped bed with a
Gallash top, an apron in front, and one lit
tle, cozy seat, large enough for two. It is
indeed an odd affair, and would be regarded
as a curiosity in any city in the Staten.
This town is full of them. But the har
ness It is rather handsome, being made
of straps of patent leather, and profusely
ornamented with silver mounting. The
donkey's tail is neatly plaited and tied with
pink ribbons at the end, and looks like a
huge whip-lash as it is fastened round the
animal's flank to the pad of the saddle.
The, saddle is mounted on two .well-stuffed
pads, and turns up both "fore and aft" at
least six inches. It has a singularly colored
cloth, bespangled with golden stars, and
two big stirrups made (I think) of wood.
In short, it is the ugliest thing of the kind
I ever saw. But the driver ? Well, the
driver is a rider. You have had a glimpse
of the volante, the donkey, and the harness.
Now imagine yourself in, and the mule
hitched to this noted vehicle. If you will
look out you can see your postilion holding
the lazy beast by the reins of a big blind
bridle. He in indeed a darkey of the purest
Ethiopic blood. He is almost so black you
cannot see him ! No amalgamation has
ever corrupted his genealogy ; his teeth are
as white as ivory, and shine like two rows
of Indian corn on the cob:; his lips are as
thick and red as two full blown June roses.
His jacket is of crimson cloth, embossed
with gold; his vest is open, ands rich and
gayly trimmed; his shirt-bosom is ruffled
and edged with costly lace; his pants are
tights, and his hoots I are boots with
high tops that come up far above his knees,
and are inlaid and finished with golden
fringe, and to them hang a golden cord and
`tassel 1 His hat's a beaver, with a gilded
band, and gay cockade. His costume glit
ters in the sun, and he looks as elegant and
as gallant as a French officer; yet, he is
only our driver ! His volante, mule, and
services, will cost us a dollar an hour. For
a short time they are worth it. He mounts
into the saddle, and grins as he mounts;
cracks his Cuban whip, and away we go,
down the street, with an a la mode drome
dary gait !
A young Creole gentleman from Louisi
ana is with me. The rest of our company
have gone in other volantes. By signs, we
told our driver where we wished to go; and
we had thought he understood us; but in
this we were much mistaken, for he took us
again to the sea by the Derrick, where we
had just been, supposing, doubtless, that we
were " Yankees," lost in the city, and de- '
siring to return to the ship.. The moment
we passed out of the gate, a band of lazy,
hungry barge boatmen, came around us,
and pointing to the Black Warrior ag she
lay at anchor in the harbor; clamored in
broken English, "Boat, boat, boat." We
shook our heads, sat still and answered no;
and, pointing back to the city, said we
wished to see it. Tiny slunk off, and away
we went again into the city in another di.-
reetion. This time we were taken through
many streets, and saw some horrible sights :
poor, old Degrees, with sun-blistered backs,
sitting on old wheelbarrows; others naked,
excepting a cloth about their loins; chil
dren perfectly so, licking the ends of sugar
hogsheads; wretched mothers, destitute of
clothing, holding naked infants to their
breasts; half starved Indians, eating dirty,
half cooked meat; poor, distressed Coolies,
apparently sick, and about to die; human
beings of different,ages, color, and hue, sit
ting or sleeping 'about on boards and boxes;
beggars at every corner—in a word, poverty,
misery, and wretchedness everywhere. The
streets are indescribably filthy, and the at
mosphere intolerably hot. Turkey buzzards
hopped and flapped about as tame and 'nu
merous as city pigeons. We made signs to
our postilion to take us out of this place.
He turned down a, street, and to our amaze
ment, took us again to the same old wharf
another way!.Again the cry of "Boat,
boat," was made by a dozen of fellows com
ing to us; and again we shouted, No, Nl3.
My Creole friend got angry, and swore most
profanely. We both , got out—he at one
side, I at
. the other. Going up
driver, we tried on him the virtue of a
scolding. One talked, the other shook his
cane, and for the first time our darkey really
understood us, for we spoke in as good a
Spanish accent as we could, the names of
the places we wished to see, such as El
Paseo, Plaza de Alma,Plaza de Armes,
&c., &c. And the louer our tormenting
boatmen called out, "Boat, boat," the
louder we respended, El Paseo, Plaza, La
Panto. Our getting out of the volante,
made them suppose we had come to be
taken to the ship, and hence their imperti
nence and importunity. Had they but un
derstood a word or two of English or we as
much Spanish, all would have • been ex
plained in a trice. Surely ignorance is not
a bliss, but the worst of bothers.
So, in we got again, and turned to the .
gate. Our driver looking back, smiled and
said something that we took, to be "all
right;" and so we found it. We were
taken to the above-noted places, and saw
the Captain General's Paradisial grounds
and royal residence. Of these hereafter.
W. M. F.
For the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate.
From Rev. G Swan.
LAWRENCE, K. T., June 12th, 1858.
DEAR DOCTOR :—Please permit me to
address my hundreds of warm friends and
acquaintances, through the . medium of your
far spread Banner. On parting with my
friends in the States, the universal injunction
was, "Be sure and write and tell me all
about Kansas." Now, to say the least, this
is quite a comprehensive injunction. To tell
all about Kansas is much more than I can
do at present, seeing I have been in the ter
ritory so short a time; yet I presume that
there are but few, if any, in Kansas who
have seen as much in so short a season. To
sit down and write to each one separately,
would require much time, and much money
to pay the postage. Hence to lighten tte
burden and to expedite the whole affair, I
seek to use your welcome weekly messenger
as the medium of communication.
My dear friends, presume not that your
parting injunction will be wholly complied,
with in one short message, or that it will be
complied with at all but in part. I crossed
the Missouri river, near St. Joseph, into
Kansas Territory, and remained with brother
D. A. Murdock, at Doniphan, from Friday
till Monday. On Monday evening I reached
Leavenworth City, where I tarried till Tues
day and then went on to Lawrence. During
the remainder of the week I visited Tecum
seh and Topeka. On the second Sabbath I
preached at Big Springs in the morning, at
Bloomington in the afternoon, and at Prairie
City in the evening. On the third Sabbath
I preached at Tecumseh • and near Topeka.
Thence I left for the Neosha country, in
company with two young men, in a wagon.
We laid in plenty of provisions, so that we
could camp by night when necessary, aiming
for a creek or river where we could catch
fish for brealifast. We passed through many
villages; some of them quite thriving and
some of them not, growing rapidly. One by
name, Nashville, and another by name,
Aurora, consists each • of one house and a
number of staked off lots.
On Saturday we traveled late in order to
reach comfortable quarters for tarrying over
the Sabbath. However, soon after breakfast
the team was harnessed fora new start. I
protested against traveling on the Lord's
day. There was no necessity. Though in
the red man's reservation, the Lord of the
Sabbath would preserve those who pat their
trust in- him. -In keeping his -commands
there is a great reward. The two young
men started and I remained there spend
ing the day in reading, and praying, and
singing, and preaching for my own special
edification. At dark I laid down to sleep
under a large oak, where I passed the
night. Before 4 o'clock on Monday morn
inn. I was on my way toward the Sac
and Fox Agency. I arrived there about
10 o'clock A.. M., and relished my late
breakfast very much. I will not mention
what I found on the road, but suffice it to
say that it paid well for resting on the Sab
bath. I have not seen or heard of J. J. B.
and S. It since that Sabbath morning. On
the fifth Sabbath I preached in Lecompton,
Lawrence, and Blue Mound. Last week I
visited Kansas - city, Mo., and Wyandotte,
K. T., and remained over Sabbath in W.,
and preached. My health is pretty good,
and I expect to visit the Missions in the
Northern part of K. during my meandering
to and from Kansas.
The Northern portion.of the territory, as
far as I know, is generally high, rolling
prairie; pretty good water, but timber, is,
beyond all controversy, scarce. Kansas val
ley is generally dry land. The timber is plea
der than it is in the North. The Neosha valley
is the richest soil and there is an abundance
of timber. The prairie is not eo much roll
ing as the prairie either in Northern or, Cen
tral Kansas. There is a great abundance of
rock in all the parts of the territory _where
I have visited. The natural aspect is- beau
tiful, and shows forth the handiworks of God.
The climate is somewhat milder than it is in
There are several churches of our order
in Northern Kansas; three or four on, the
Missouri river. Brother D. A. Murdock is
at Doniphan ; brother Pitzer' is at Leaven
worth City; Father Blachley is at Wyan
dotte. In the territory South of the Kow
river are two other Presbyterian ministers.
Brother F. Monfort is preaching at Browns
ville and Tecumseh, and brother W. Willson
at Lecompton and Lawrence. But a small
number of the places in Southern Kansas
are supplied with Presbyterian preaching.
We have no minister South of the centre of
the territory; and, I presume, that there
has never been one Preshyterian sermon
preached in the territory South, except four
that I preached on one day. When I came
to Lawrence it was with great difficulty that.
I could get on the track of any-Presbyterian.
I would have given up in despair, had I not
had the name of a man given me who lad
been a Presbyterian where he came from.
`On the first day's search I could get no en
couragement in relation to findino. • either
Presbyterian church or minister. On the
second day,l succeeded in finding the man
whose name I had; he referred me to another
man, who is the elder, to get intelligence
in relation to the minister. He could only
tell me that brother W." Willson lived eight
or ten miles off at a saw mill, or on his claim
in that region. So that you may infer, and
that truly too, Presbyterianism here, as well
as elsewhere in Kansas, is not very popular.
After all the gassing in the prints, from
some, quarters, I must say that it is'yet a 'day
of small things in Church matters in Kansas
Territory. Other churches are endeavoring
to possess the - land. Many professors when
they come to Kansas forget, or lay aside their
profession, if not their religion. They come
to get gain, consequently there is much more
zeal for things of the world than for things
pertaining to the kingdom of God.
The Free State men are gaining ground
in Kansas fast, and, of late, have been com
mitting some , depredations on the pro-slavery
party. The pro slavery party have gave up
contending for a slave State and are gener
ally willing to sell out and leave the territory
quietly. The noted James Lane, a Free
st a t e m a n , shot another Free State man, by
name, Jenkins, on the 3d inst., and three
other men shot at Lane and wounded him
about the knee; and, it is said, he entertains
no hop'es of his recovery. While, in a moral
point of view, there is nothing flattering,
yet there are many things to constrain the
Christian to exclaim, gi How long, 0! Lord,
how long?" G. SwAri.
RomANtsm—THE RIBLE.—The Church
of Rome has preserved the volume that is
destined to destroy her. Like Pharaoh's
daughter, she has taken up the child of
God, and nursed it as Her own, for the de
itraction of her own kingdom.--Carson.
Etw that smarts for speaking truth hath a
plaster in his own conscience .—Fuller.
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WEST TROY BELL FOUNDRY.
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BELLS. sortment of Church, Factory, Steamboat, Lemma
BELLS. Live, Plantation, School house, and other Belle,
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A. lereNstleMPSl SOWN, Agents,
TU E CHAMPION LOCKS OF THE
WORLD, are only striplings in coat, ($6 to $9, or it
made gunpowder proof, $lO, and less at wholesale.) The
teat which they have endured is unparalleled. The great
est lock-pickers in the world, stimulated by the offer of a
large premium for several years, have sought in vain for
a clue to pick them. They not only bld defiance to all lock
pickers, but the offer of Two THOUSAND Demurs for pick
ing is continued to June, 1857, with ample guaranty. The
world is challenged for a competitor to produce a lock of
equal value, for five times its coet,whether it is used for
the specie-vault, night latch, or desk.
8. B. WOW/BR - EDGE,
Perth Amboy, N. J..
Ms. B. B. WOODBUDOI, iht:—You baTe been awarded an
honorable mention, with special approbation, for burglar
proof Looks and Night Latehea. They were considered by
the jury to merit all that you claim for them, as being the
cheapest, and at the same time, the safest and mostdarable
Locke on exhibition, and a valuable aegnisltiolo to the com
munity. Yours, trily,
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WE INVITE THE A PVT Elf T lOlt OF
the public to the
PHILADELPHIA HOUSEKEEPING DRY GOODS STORE,
where may be found a large assortment of ell kinds of
Dry Goode, required in fernishing a house, thus mind
the trouble usually experienced in hunting such articles
in various places. In consequence of our giving our et.
taxation. to this kind of stock, al the exclusion of dreis
and fancy goods, we can guaren Nee our prices and stiles
to be the most favorable in the may ket.
IN LINEN 0410D8
we are , able to give perfect satisfaction, being the man
merman:ono Demo Sloan m an. crrr, and haring been
for more than twenty years rep an importers Bon some
of; the beet manufacturers in Er, tend. We offer aim a
large stook of
FLANNELS AND MUSLIN'S,
of the best qualities to be obtained, and at the verylove , t
prices. Also, Blankets, Quilts, Sheetinge, Tiehinge,
mask Table Moths, and Napkbe, Towellings,
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Of the latest importations. Also,
RIO, Lad:MAY.IU, AND OLD GOVERNMEXT JAYA COP•
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Rice, Rice-Flour, Pearl and Corn Starch, Farina, feast Pow
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towing Church enterprises, in the Synods of PITTSBERGE
ALLEGE:ENT, WHEELING, AND OHIO. VIZ :
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IGINISTERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.
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distinctly the Presbytery and Church, from which contribn•
titres are sent; and when a receipt is required
name of the post office. and County.
As heretofore, monthly reports will be male through the
Presbyterian Banner and Advocate and the fromeasd For
Record. ' J. D. WILLIAMS. TrnEu rer '
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lions ofthe Presbyterian board ofPublicatien,end especially
with those that aro suitable for Sabbath School libretto.
There is also a good supply of nearly 400 additienalvok oe ' l
selected with special care, from the numerous pablicstiose
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Daily, (except Sundays) for CANSTIMPTION, ASTHMA,
BRONCHITIS and all other CHRONIC COMPLAINTS corn
plies-tad with or causing Pulmonary Dirmase, includipe
sarrh, Heart Disease, Affections of the Liver, Rsepe
Gaatiitta, Female Complainte, etc.
DRS. FITCH & SYKES would state that their trestswe l
of Consumption is based upon thefact that thedirease etis"
in the blood and system at large, both before and doriug
development in the lunge, and they therefore amplaY
chanical, Hygienic and Medicinal remedies to purify the
blood and strengthen the system. With these they
Medicinal Int amine, which they value highly. but ureic!
palliatives, (having no curative effect when used alone') opu
Invalids are earn erdY cautioned again et wasting the precious
time of curability en any treatment based upon the Pie v 4.
ble, but false idea that the e seat of - the direr can be
reached in a direct manner by Inhalation: for $ 5 betbrd
stated, the seat of the disease is in the blood and its e/lECO
only in the lamp.
W No charge for consultation.
A list of questions will be Bent to those wishing j ay tr .
milt us by latter.
OLIN B. 1119IPADDr.aff & NOB.
w ELTittabyttga, dealers fa Watettes,ofyozwoorS.