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Baknor. Vol: VII. Wei 0 .
rresbayterlas Advosates yob 12.1 1 , No. 1.1
DAVID MoKINNH, Editor and Proprietor.
it)riginal 3Pottrp.
Hear the vnioe of China's millions,
Frun the depths of Pagan night,
C3lling loud, in piteous accents,
To the world for light—more light!
See the land of Sinim turning,
Wistful toward the Western sky,,
Watobing, longing for an answer
To her earnest, piteous cry-
Light—more light!
Christian souls, awake to pity !
IVrapped in gros;es(dttriri'ese, lo! "
Count! CM horded, unnoirned, are pressing
Through the ports or endless woe;
Christian hearts, slake a6tion • •
- 1, Heed those earnestkorie9rt,44 faith.; •-1
From the lips of ,
tfp I responsive to t
Light—more light I
Long the Power of 'Darkness brooded
China's broad dominion o'er;
With his wings of gloom, precluding
Every ray from Cbristian shore.
Now the shades are slow receding
At the dawn of Bethlehem's Star,
Satan folds his hideous pinions
Powerless longer to debar
Light—more light I
Speed the glorious day of promise,
When the nations from afar,
All shall come to hail the rising
marks, and it is incorporated in your first
objection to interoommunion. You say:
" It must appear to those who connider the
llnatter, a palpable inoonsistency to extend
tthe privilege to those whn refuse adherence,
to her profession, or subjection io her gov
)ernment and discipline." The first evil and
irregularity you mention is, that "It reoog,
nizes the propriety of receiving persons to
(•memberehip in the Church, who do not
c.fess our principles and subject themselves to
, her laws."
in answer to this, let me quote from "Rob
ert Balmer, D.D., late Berwick Professor of.
Systematic Theology, to the, United Sues
aion Church." By which, you will farther
perceive, that United Presbyterianism is not,
4la Communion, on the flame foundation with
those who have been accounted your fathers
in Scotland.
Answering the same difficulty just quoted,
he says :
"This objection has been frequently urged
against the system of g free' or 6 open Com
munion,' and it is not improbable that some
communities who have adopted and acted
on that system, may have received strangers
to occasional fellowship with undue facility,
and may have thus created a prejudice
against the principle on which they based
their practice. Rut of all the objections ad.
vanced against that principle, that now men
tioned is the most futile and inept. The
truth is, that the principle is a two edged
sword ; o for while it requires us to admit to
the privileges of the Church, all whom
Christ receives—that is, all genuine Chris
tians—it requires us to refuse and to exclude
all others. And, what more reasonable than
that in this instance, as in every other, we
should imitate the example of Christ? If
the sacramental table in the Church with
which we are more 'immediately connected,
be the table not of this or that man, or party
of men, but the Lord's table, what more
rens. sable than that it should be open to
the Lord's guests, and appropriate to them?
And if this principle be applicable to the
private members of the °burgh, will it not
equally apply to office-bearers ?
" From this prinoiple it follows as a ne•
cesgary corollary, that jurisdiction and priv
ilege are reciprocal; that no man is entitled
even to occasional Communion in any
Church, who does not, to a certain extent,
submit to its control. To that privilege he
is admitted only in consequence of his per
soual piety being known to those who ad•
minister its affairs, or in consequence of be
ing satisfactorily attested to them by others
in whose faithfulness and discernment, con
fidenoe can safely be reposed. If, then, by
any misconduct, he brings his piety into
just suspicion, or in any way act unsuitably
to his Christian profession, he forfeits the
privilege to which he had been admitted,
and cam re-establish his eklai to It only by
decisive evidence of repentance and refor
mation." •
Farther, bear Dr. Balmer:
" These principles were virtually recog 7
nized by the venerable Ebenezer Erskine
and his associates, who left the Church of ' 1
Scotland 'a century ago; and the practise
here recommended, as sanctioned by these
principles, is merely an extension of the
practise mrhich they avowed themselves pre
pared to pursue. They declared unoquivo•
eally, that they were ready to bold Com
munion with all the pious members and
faithful wisisters of that Church, from
'Which, or rather from the corrupt majority
of which, they seceded. It will naturally
occur to almost every reader, that there are
at present many churches in our country,
both Presbyterian and Congregationalist, far
more pure in doctrine and discipline than
the Church of Scotland was then, or ever
has been ; and that it is a far bettor reason
for holding fellowship with ministers and
private individuals ; that they belong to the
Church of Christ, than that they belong to
any section of professine Christians "—See
" Essay on Scriptural Prindiples of Uoity."
Permit m e to quote a few sentences more
from that extended Essay of near one hun
dred pages, found along with others, from
t)rs. Chalmers, and Candlish, and Kine, of
the - United Secession Church, with one from
Dr. Siruthers, of the Relief Church, WAS
gow, and with we from Dr. Symineton,
Professor of Divinity to the Reformed Pres
byterian. Church, and with others, published
in 1845, ,and all agreemenk ,
Dr. R,elmer farther observes
" There is something exceedingly irMon
gruoui in the conduct of those-Christians
whotrefuse to sit down togetbep at the table
of. their:tartan= Eatherly.aod4 that to .ex
elude from the 'supper of the Lord,. those
• ' lit4ProplAterglft , iiiiiiitestikagns
fi est y reprigiWipt
f `"SolillitolOtittrtethiPiiiiiticalWreilitl6l3o
And .instinctive feelings of the new
In regard to one of your numbered evils,
resulting from open Communion, viz., that
"it has 'a tendency to make persons indiffer
ent in regard to Divine truth," he would re
ply as follows, in part. Interco:nun:Mon
" does not require us to tolerate any opinion
or practice inconsistent with vital godliness;
for it does not require us to receive into the
Church, or retain in it, any who fail to give
satisfying evidence of -saintship * *
Perfection is not the attainment of humanity
in the present world; and choose what
Church they may, the persons referred to
will not find in it a single member who is
not chargeable with misconceptions and er
rors in opinion, and with sinful infirmities
of temper and conduct."—See same Essay.
Beloved brethren, some of your enumer
ated "evils and irregularities" only become
such, in your view, from the restrictive
principles you adopt; but the last one spec
ified, has surprised me. You say the prac
tice (for whioh numerous and excellent wri
ters have expressed a desire for the unity of
the Church,) "encourages separate Church'
organizations, or sectarian divisions,?' as it
proposes a remedy for the evils of these di
visions, " which ,contemplates the continu
ance of these divisions," &c, &c. Now, if
this has meaning, it appeals to be this : that
you are the Church, and that by occasional
Comniunion, people are satisfied without
giving up their organizations, and joining
you, the true Church, and thus divisions are
perpetuated. This le implying a pretension
of being the only Church, which is equal to
any gelteialtation that' has come from any
High Churchism this side of Rome.
I must express an opposite opinion, that
Christians coming together in a judicious
_way, to fellowship in the Lord's Supper, and
also on other occasion's, Will find that they
do not differ =as much as they supposed; that
their differences are not essential; that they ,
are milled in one hope of their calling, and,
consequently, they will, when unbiassed by
sectarian interest, and led by the Spirit of
God, be much more likely to abandon =-
scriptural divisions, and become disciples
after the platform of the New Testament,
than after that of your " Testimony."
To give you a case , in illustration : An
aged man of undoubted intelligence and
piety, was present in my church, when the
Lord's Supper was administered. He felt
that it was the house of God, and the table
was the Lord's, though he was a member of
one of your churches. The invitation to
all who " call upon the name of the Lord
Jesus," was extended; but your rule for
bade participation. During the serving of
the first table, this aged disciple,-full of love,
bowed his head in prayer for Divine guid
ance. The result of it was, a determina
tion, if the invitation was repeated, to go
forward. He did so, and hearkened to. God
more than to man; •and such a communion
he said he never enjoyed, and never would
forget For this you would discipline him.
But was not be, and would not thousands of
others in your communion be better adapted
by a similar course, to exercise" that love
which is the " greatest" attainment, and to
do away divisions, than to stand on your
"Testimony," hedged around with rules
which threaten a penalty, in ease of joining
in any other Communion ? Supposing we
go on, . each denominaton expecting that all
the rest will come over; the Episcopalians
with their Sixth Canon, adopted 1850, re
cognizing "no man" as a minister, except
he ",hath had Episcopal c onsecration or or
dination;" the Baptists recognizing none as
fit for-Communion, unless they have been
immersed • and you have no fellowship at the
Lord's table with any who do not use Rouse's
Paraphrase, (as it_ was called originally by
those who adopted it first, and best knew
what it was, and holding to other points
which Calvin would have called "petty pe
culiarities," I ask, is the divided Church
more likely to , come together this way, than
by free Communion wisely. tolerated? ' "I
speak as to wise men; judge ye what I
•say "
While you are , a .very worthy branch of
the Church ; ,yet if you make the impres
sion on the body of the people connected
with you, that you are the Church, they will
Ea unite pith then there they Mitleider no
'part of it. While you oall things by wrong
names, there will be a want of intelligence
necessary to remove " these divisions" of
which you speak, too many like my neigh
bor, who thinks he is very learned, and yet
his chronology is so far oat of joint, as to
say that "if David did not make Rouse's
Version, he approved of it," written some
thing more than two hundred years ago.
I wish, before concluding these letters,
to point out, fraternally, your great mistake,
and to show that the sentiment and practice
of many great and good men whom you re•
vere, are in opposition to it. It consists in
drawing out an extended Testimony or'pro
fession, and then imagining that faithfulness
to the,truth demands that you can have no
Communion with any one who will not
adopt it.
Clemens Rnroanug, a contemporary of the
Apostles, asks the Corinthians" Why dome
rend asunder the members of Christ, and
factiously strive against our *own body,. and
proceed to such a height of madness as to for•
get that we are members one of another ?"
And yet these divisions did not lead to sep
arate Comrriunions.
Cyprian, another early father, said : "Let
no one remove from the Church the Church's
sons."—Ep. 43, p. 81.
Augustine remarks, that "they who im
agine that their own denomination is now
clean wheat, have flown away from the mix.
. .
FOR THE WEEK ENDING ' 7 -„ , : r iUßfiAlk, OCTOBER 30, 1858.
ture of 'chaff and wheat, as if they were pure
chaff. * * And they who suppose that they
are not`gathered together with the bad fish,
are not only bad fish theruselies, but have
broken the nets of unity."
Jerome, in commepting :on Eph. iv: 3,
observes': " For" when, instead of concord in
our professions, we cry out, lasi of Paul—l
of Apollos—l of Cephas-we divide the
unity of the Spirit, and rend it into shreds "
Ensebius, in his narrative of disputes be.
,tween the Asiatic and Enropecin Churches,
states tbit - Pol}carp went from Smyrna to
Rome, to prevent the Communion of the
Church being broken by subordinate differ.
noes, and succeeded, so that, :Atha request
of Anicetus; of •Rome; the dispensed. the
Lord'el Ouiper. Tine/ titti.i, , as yeti, there
were .not two ' distinct denominations,
eietaeflifeAleil;nali&Ocinititiniolii con tin.
ASelitkiebne created,.
Meitthethnn dresi up the Augustan Con.
fession It was approved by Luther, and
other Divines, and subscribed by Calvin It
declares that, "for the true unity of the
Church, it is sufficient to agree in the doc
trine of the Gospel , and the right use of the
Henry Alting, Professor of Divinity, and
a distinguished member of 'the Synod of
Dort, raises this problem, " whether the
Orthodox may lawfully communicate in the
Lord's Supper with the Lutherans ?" He
decides that they should, and besides other
reasons, because the beat Divines of the
Reformation have approved it. Capito, Be
cer, Calvin, Martyr, Zauohy, Ursin, Tosa.
nns, Parmans, Scultetus, and others, some of
whom, as 'they had occasion, did actually
comaminicate with them "—Alting Theol.
Problem, Par. 2, Probl. 13, p. 33 L.
Thus you see, your sentiments differ from
the Fathers, and your practice from the Re
formers. They differ from Jeremiah Whit
aker, and Richard Vines, and .other members
of the Westminster Assembly. Your views
arc adverse to those,of Richard Baxter, John
Howe, Dr. William Bates, Dr. Owen,Dr.
Manton, Thomas Borten, Matthew ead,
Joseph Alleine, and many others, who have
published: on unity and Communion, a plan
of duty, opposite to your prescribed course.
I wish you would carefully and prayerfully.
examine the "Plea" of Dr. Mason, and
read the kind letters of Dr. Dickey, on Com
munion—excellent men, wb o withdrew from
you, chiefly, on account of your Close Com
munion plan.
The motto of all these worthy men, was
substantially that of Jeremiah Burroughs,
which, when translated, .is, ": Variety of
opinions, and the , unity of those, who hold
them, are not incompatible." The aphorism
of itsins was their's. " In things neces
sary, let there be unity, in things not neoes
sary, LIBERTY; in all things, charity."
The rule laid down by the Apostle Paul,
(Phil. iii: 15, 16,) was followed by thein.
"Let us therefore, as many as be;, perfect,,
'be thus minded=: and if in• anytAing-ye die
otherwise minded, God shall reveal even
this unto yon. Nevertheless,.whereunto we
have already attained, let us walk by the
same rule, let us mind the same things."
In the modification of your. Testimony—
in shortening the Creed and lengthening the
Decalogue—your prosperity, as a branch of
the Church, will be promoted. An i l you
will be prepared, with other
parts of the Loris hosts, to make inroads
upon the common enemies of of our common
, the Lord Jesus Christ. Certainly,
with fellow-Christians you will not refuse
to Commune in heaven.
Your friend,
Board of Foreign Missions.
September 27th, 1858.
REV. AND DEAR SIR :—The Executive
Committee desire to lay before you some
statements concerning the foreign missionary
work of our Church, to which they respect
fully solicit your attention. ,
Since the let of April, when the last An
nual Report of the. Committee was prepared,
many matters of deep interest have oc
curred. Among these may be enumerated
the changes in the ranks of our missionary
brethren, the progress of their great work,
the general anent of the ,missionary horizon
abroad, and; the provision made at home for
the support and enlargement of the missions.
All of these, you will recognize asmital mat
ters in the foreign missionary work.
The laborers, in the distant missionary
fields are nearly the same as were mentioned
in the Annual Report. The Committee are
glad to state that no instance of bereavement
has occurred, although an esteemed mission
ary with his family from China has • had to
withdraw from his post for a season on ac
count of impaired health, and another has
decided not to return to India, at least for
the present, on accountolhis wife's health;
several of the laborers among the Indians,
one of them, a minister, have also found it
necessary to leave work for a time in order
to recruit their strength. On the other
hand, a minister and his wife have returned
to Cerise() with improved health; another
has returned to India under the painful trial
of leaving his i56164,6t1 Family for Chriefe
sake. Beside these, a minister and his wife
have gone to India; a minister and his wife
have gone to New Granada'; and a minister
and his wife and several teachers have gone
1 to different stations among the Indians—ail
of whom are new laborers.
The missionary work abroad has not been
standing still. Each mission has had its own
labors, disoouragements, and signs of pro
gress. It is not easy in a brief space to
mark the general character of a work that
embraces so many different tribes , and pen-
pie; but the Committee are thankful to be
able to believe that there has been, and still
is, much in, the general state of the missions
to encourage their own faith and that of their
Christian brethren. It is a cause of thank
fulness that all the laborers in the different
fields are engaged in their work : feeble
health has not prevented some of them from
using important means to enlighten those
who are perishing for lack of vision; wars
and rumors of wars have not been permitted
to hinder others from , continuing or resuming
their labors. And these varied labors have
not been without a witness from on high
that they are approved of God. More than
eighty hopeful converts among the Indians,
in Africa, at Buenos Ayres, and in India,
have been reported to the Committee since
the Annual Report was printed.
Closely connected with these encouraging
I facts, is the cheering prospect as to - the fu-
tore, which Go,"Or l i"`his."wonderfur provi
is spreadirf , lefore the raid' '
4 and al
most the sight bisilfelple. • While dis
couraging things,*t some of the, Indian
missions in the kiktit t y,rest, Moat. of the mix
sions to the ludiAltAppear to bey enjoying
unusual tokenslirafreience 'of 'the -Holy,
1 s
Spirit._ In ober dr ppan,,earnest: attention
to the concerns .° ",lanolin at ,11,e_present,
time widely maeptiptriong ,the, people`
The missionarientb:yrieritia oneupy
posts of peeitliar r liqeulty in some, resPeets,
yet they have re4Otiillopetia the end for
large encomia OritfOidrli , To , Africa there '
is also muds to:rmittpige . Abe faith nftliq
brethren, andl4l*•': , .. c. an o sgpat a call for
i i io
more mis . siefia a. - ., , lecally, it in , 004404
wipi the':p6r - 4 4 '4„,.% t ' '' t' * ll O% Atflifid
13110 , illd,bq 0 <4 - . t , '1" th law e , e sr4 ;
the continent.' In Indle. the,terribla.storni 1
1 0 elidnnt4Y Passing away, leatring ahrighter
sky; anti the, signs of future progress are
more fgerable than 'at any former
The saereti'diity of our Church to fill uPthe
broken ranks of our brethren is not yet per- '
formed, turdiattleast four ministers should be
sent forthuwithhut much delay. Siamis an .
open field 'Wye, an unfruitful soil ; and the -
laborers, old4and new, Pursue their work in
faith. Morelmissionaries are needed in this
country. ;.Ands what shall the Committee
say of Chia The events, of which in- r
formation hareheen received within a •few
weeks, are
q uell as a few years ago would
have been deemed incredible. It is now
settled, under:it-the provisions of treaties,
which will niudoubt be enforced, that .mis
sionaries shall:Alive safety in every iart'of
the empire, snitthe native professors Of. the
Christian religion shall not be subjecttoper
secution. Thus' is the wall of seclusion A
thrown down,/and the vast population of
this country, warming more than one-third
of the human family, may soon heap thia voice'-
of the Gospel-herald, ifthe Church will bat
arise in the strogth of her Lord and enter
the door which,hnhas set open bd . + , her. _.
The dommittep r earnestly desire to send forth
at least six ministers to reinforce the missions
in this conntrY.a.'lapan also seems'a be al
most'ready to adopt a liberarpolley toward
other nations,:the, result..a nwhieh*ill be
that soon the * mistilonaries trestle OrPs,s and
not of the crucifix, will be permitted to live
and labor in thikinteresting &Until% ' in
deed it. may . lieirffirmed, without extraira- a '
germ, in referenhe! to the eountriesfs which
contain the gresti,inasses of heathin, that
never before hasAie world been socepplete..,
ly open to missionaiy efforts as it is at the
present hour.
The Committeht4 7 would now respOtfully, •
but earnestly, ask jour attention to , tlie pro-4
vision made nr- 4 .oin preparation, qty our,
churches, for the support and enialgement ,
of this work. ?ere they recall Wit . grati,
tude to God' the` hint that, mitwiilegtanding'
the . severe peendary pressure - ,of li t ilt year,
the receipts ofll4Board lioln the churches
were larger ficV‘4ilio pritie*/ They
also rejoice in the pe intrtlip.TAT Wirt' of
prayer and deep sypa i l far'eur missionary
. A ll
brethren and their: work, has 'been exten
eively called forth by tits solemn events of
the last year. They =net, however, resist'
a feeling of no small anxiety in the view of
two things on the other .side. One is, the ,
extremely email number of laborers that are
offering their services for the missionary .
work. This is shown by the fact that so few
of our brethren in the ministry, and eepeci:
ally of those who have entered on their work
during the last year, have been led to devote
themselves to miseionary, labor. The Com
mittee make the statement with great con
cern, that in,two years nine ministers have
been taken, permanently, and three more for
a season, from the missions in Africa, India;.
and China ; and, not counting those who
have returneq. in that time to these mission-
ary fields, but two new ministers have gone
forth to supply IliePlaees left'Vaisant. Thii
is indeed a statement of most painful interest.
It shows the Church to' be' retrograding, in
stead of going forward, in the great matter
of supplying ministers of the Gospel for up
w'ard's of sex' liniidred• Millions . of souls.
§urely there is reason 'to ask that the churches
may be called to fervent prayer to the Lord
of the harvest, that laborers Maybe sent into
the harvest.
The other discouraging thing is that in so
many of the churohes, no collections are made
for the support of the cause of ',missions.
* The whole number of churches frOm which
contributions were received last year was one
thousand six hundred and seventy:nine, out
of three thousand theee hund'ied and twen
ty-four churches connected with our body.
In connexion with Alia, the Cominittee have
to state, with much regret;that the'dona
tions received from the churches from the
let of May to the heal' this month, are but
$20,967, which is 'a less sum by the amount
of $4,608 than_ was received in' the same
period last year. The aggregate receipts 'to .
the Istof this month are $3,899; less than
the receipts in the same months of list year;
The, Committee are led to helieve that in
widely extended regions of the country, it is
extremely difficult , to malte . the usual cone t .
tions, so severe is the continued 'financial
pressure ' in other regions. this pressure is
believed to be passing !may but there need
' be no doubt as to the ability of our Christian
people greatly to enlarge their foreign mis
sionary work. A general effort to support it
would certainly place the treasury in-posses
sion of ftlitple Means for.enlargement.
The Committee feel ,some degree of em
barrassment as to saying.anything further
on the- subject. They feel that this great
cause belongs equally to their Christian
brethren in the ministry and laity of the
Church es themse4es. They also feel, at
times, greatly discouraged at the apparently
slow progress of a missionary spirit in our
highly favOred churches. They would very
gladly transfer, their trust to the / hands of
other brethren, if thereby the ,missionary
cause might obtain a more general and liberal
support. But while standing in their lot,
they canna but earnestly plead for the
hearty co operation 2,0, the churches. It is
for the Saviour and biaingdom, they would
make this plea; and for the salvation of the
perishing souls of tnen. lt is in , thankful
•acknowledgment of, the, fact that our ',beloved
Church is indeed fairly, entered on the ful
fillment of her Loid's, great trust—the Gospel
for the world; it is in grateful remembrance
of some growth and, progress from year to
year in the liberality of our churches toward
this cause; it is in view of past deliverances
granted to our missionary brethren, and of
most signal proofs, of God!s blessing upon
their labors; and it is : in the face of the
c,'' d 4 6
wonderful, providences now passing over the
earth, and preparing the way for greatly in.
oreaSed minitionary labor, that the Committee
Would thernselVes 'regard this cause, and
'would commend ifto the earnest considera.
tion of their brethren in all the churches of
our body. to doing this, they would express
the hope that there may a greatly in
creased missionary:spitit in our communion,
and they would - ask that much prayer may
be offered for the blessing of- God upon this
work, of his Merck
With this brief Statement of the
„Dear Sir, the Conimittee Nv,onifj leave 'it in
your &uncle' No other person' can at all iao
ireilliting It before the othigrregatioli as iihe
irespneteil aministeri.of the t rehtirelit II Mill sAttkoix9lilifittiokr%iioiAV4
beet i!qbew.foi.39F-1/BPf114.Pel!3:111
of the ministry. tanks 'very truly,
ACW. Psizrars, Chairman.
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Walter 'Lolok ''
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John C. Lowrie, • Stieretaries. ,
J. Leighton, Wilson,,, . -
Fronk, our, London Gorre,spondont.
The Confessional Investigation and its Issue—Mr.
Paola and his Sympathizeri--The Peril to 'the
Rising Generation-=-Value , of Public Exposure
- Argus/lantana ad t baculuns suggestes(--",The
'lZivalPOrformers"l--The DiSlOkae l dar
anal 4- Co. at' Waterford, and the Gerrnan Band
—Retribution for past Protestant Neglect—fops; h
Alarm, and the Bible in Ireland-4nelian News--
Bombay Presidency and 4 Bdidir Agitation -=More
Troops front...England—The Ootnet-z-The Restora
tion of the Olympic Games—Thelbeaty
'Allegeti'Dasipii of the "Ciar-:-The
AllocutiOn at Moscow—Sardinia and.* Bußnane
in the Mediterranean—Napoleon Relazing—The
OPium Trade and Ohirset—LoM Deibi and 'the
Turf— Political Parties and Prospects Lord
Stokes ! Speecia,.4 High:caste Hindoo and the
LONDON October Ist, 1858.
Boyne Hill, has ended in manner some
what peculiar!. It was•'undertakenv byian
eininent ;Chancery ,lawyer- and/ two i,otber
gentlemen, ~under. a Cornipiesioq,issued - ,to
them as his 44 trusty t and, welt belnied"," by
the Bishdri of Oxford ,Th 4 inquiry turned l i
upon the point Waller Mr. "West,' Mr.
Greeley's Curate, hadiddressed to a married
woman, questions of an improper cluirdeter,
And inconsistent;with his charantsr,and duty
as a, clergyman, The woman herself was
examined, and crotii-examined 'Mr. COle
ridge,?-in eminent barriater, and son 'of ',Tits.
ticelColeridge. < The' father.recently retired
from the Bench, amid • the universal and
tearful regrets of the Bar, and, deservedly
,he esteemed" as, the '7very model of
English Judge, with a judicial reputation
as unstained tie'the ermine' his `shoul
ders, 'But 'Mr.,Justiee , Coleridge favor's the
Tractarian School, and hisl,son•was selected
by Mr. Gresley (ancl:tlie,llishop in the hack
grohit) to abuse the Times, and;the Rev•
John Shaw, and'i(lrs. Ellen, the lady , who
had reburedTlif:"Vier - Moili than thie,
he croskratiiihletheTiiiiiktiiilit whom the
qubiteri7itcrit-illegeWV4fatrifibeekt ad
dressed,:and he also called7vitnessesne , to
her, character for purity and ,truthfulness.
The result was, that she was justly found to
be Unworthy of credit if judged by her
moral character,' and also by exaggerations
of what Mr. Weal had said to her. It came
out, however, that he had a regular system
of going through the. Decalogue, one com
mandment after another, with every sick
potion whoui he visited; and thus, very
ridiculously, did he put'around of questions
on one conimandment, as to secret feeling,
while ids outward violation was previously.
well.known to him. It was an, exhibition of
folly so absurd, that the country laqghs,
with the. TOW at the whole affair, 'While,
at tbe same time, the systemitself, as pur
sued and pleaded for by an increasing nom
ber of the clergy, exeitesnlarm arid indig
Mr. Poole, late of St. Barnabas, expresses
himself enthusiastically, in fairer of the'Con
feisional; in a leiter to some admirersiii the
North of England, who had sent him; an
address of condolence, on his suspension by
the Bishop of London of which he, stilt'
complains as unjust
It is, alai! too evident that Romanizing
principles and practices are making rapid
way. Not that the great mass of thelieople
are likely to , be tainted, but there are;par
ishes and districts whore Tractarian, clergy
have entire sway and where 'the results' of
their aohools and training; mina tell' on a
considerable body of the next generation.
A Check, undoubtedly, is put 011 the Con.
fessionalaystem by •its exposure, at least so
far as, to, make the,very,idea of the'.possibil.
ity of a priest entering into , families as "a
qPiritual direetor," more hateful to English
men. Pomelt, for this week, has a driviing
of a orottelitsen's book; in front of- 'which,
suspeLd , d on a thong,,is "a perfect stick,"
of alarming size and weight, thus explained
MR,PUN,9II;:—. have nittch pleasuyein
forwarding to you a carefully prepared 'drawing,
taken from life, of an oaken cudgel, hanging' over
my book-case. This acquisition, of which anti
justly proud, was ebtained by the judicious in
vestment of a solitary 'sixpence; which I 'fdund;
unexpectedly in , my waistcoat pocket. I scarce
ly need tell you, Mr. P . „ that I intend it for the
back and shotiliern of any Auricular Canfession
Gent. who may be disposed to favor my wife and
family with, a visit. Depend upon it, sir, a sum
mary way of disposing of such custoiners, is most
satisfactory to' all concerned, and saves a world
of trouble. '
" Y 012113, truly, Sraarcarroawean."
There is no doubt that a free press, with
wit, banter, and barbed sa4re, 11111 p to keep
up a healthy haired of priWtoraN. And so
the 'Cardinal, -in the , e`olffines of the same
witty serial, appears,this Nlook on a Platform,'
bAck to baok with a famous singer, Madame
The one,,in his robes, is ad
dresaing an Irish" mob ; the other is appear
ing before an equally enthusiastic London
gathering, and the index words beneath,
are-:-" TWIN STAus i or, THE RIVAL ARI`-
Apropos of music versus the Cardinal, a
ridiculous contretemps' took place at the din
ner given 'to.himin Waterford. A German
band had been hired for the occasion; and
were stationed in a gallery. After dinner,
the first toast proposed was, of course,:" His
Holiness the Pope," whereupon the Ger
mans, mistaking it for the usual dinner
toast of - " The Queen," struck up the-Nation,al Anthem!-Only think of the - confusion
of the party, every bar and 'note rebuking
them, while some jumped on. the benches
and violently shook their fists, and others
brandished knives toward the musicians,
who, imagining, in their ignorance of the
English tongue, that this was nieant, with
the corresponding shouts, ,to be spplause,
played the idyca tune all the more lustil
until a rush was inadworythe gallery, and
the astonished players,. were well , nigkelatu
gled elf their instruments. „ -
Disloyalty to England is rank among the
Tiltramoritanes, and to aboliidi' her (iielinda
'eat Carthago, says the 'their
heart's desire, as well as that of -, NiTisenian,
who has tried to ,set himself up in -Ireland
as a spiritual 0 . 0 . 00nel Inal,l this„how
ever we see two things---first, the Ju'dreial
retribution of Englands `shameful` riegledt
of the - spiritual interests of r4reliirieVaV the
, time of the Reformation s ' ; Ther native Jab.:
guge, dear on every, acc,ou9ple a tirexe,cAlos' i e
heArts,,was,Roscri t bed; an'd.thus the roast of
tliptiriulation n ireCassaillregilliaiiii
Oak wisgiotiini,MliaAiwtAagliffulaiffertt
terror, of the ! spread , of.SoriptarAnowledge,
arid, of real independence ; of, roind. anti feel
' ing, Popular
wind. .
t" , f
gioat Trims, we have 'intelligence more
accurate are to the 'recent.eala'nf r th
Gwalior rebels, and ofihnit'vainiattemptsito
, peneirkte ithelPresidenegyofollottibay.
In that province theueAs latent-disAftstilu,
nci,deOt ;,,and one, nr„two
.4, epo,y,regitnetitit
at hiociltan, Which had teen 'early diiaimed,
made an'outbreik; WhiCh;but frii'Ple4ieus
information' of ''the conspiracy, mightlinive
been formidable: There is-enough, agitation
all, along o,e . ,lsTartltero and, EasteriLhorders
of .the Presidency,- to keep our troops always
in the field, in spite of the 'Taloa.' It is
rather _
Startling to ear hof two olds Sepoy
' regiments . ,
which bien 'thearrnedrlieirig
again entrusted.with weapons, 'and rAst,prcd
td : .the roll, of the regulari army. , Govern'-
, merit ra atilt drepatohrng troops to the s differ
ent Preiddendies. the reliefs Cannot, kboid
Or 'esitfilefioW,qf
paigu is found*riedesSirrP ;L
Tile - tibial. ' now apPeardnightlY;
'fora 16W - hi:tsars 'after;:.stinseiii is an - object :of
intense interest.t- -IThegteabant-at t hia,Cottage'
,door, ,the mariner, or fintiermantm the,„dpert., ,
and' what is even more itapreasivit, the iinih'. ~
ing multitude of the great Di ,
. etiOoliPlPaint• :,'
ihg td loiik'up'-'.l.all'fieVe bicoriie ster'gaters
a& far i:is ^ thisv,Visitent iWjconcerned. . It . '
, :inikestlitY Chriatian think of OPP fetking.l49k.
er, and effaith!slooking up,and, discerning
nearer -than usual, the. Ifea.Vtii. "Cf..Gnd
and' the Mine of the &eaten:led.' "
. ,
DOiiate ,s - : Covirit,;: '-. s&r`ntilled 'front , ineditieov-,
'erer;' , It :ii every Might-vrazing.niore „brit
, Hank and.. interesting. ; . .4.t.- ) i,s et appips.clo4"
nearer the earth, but of, the, latter the end
is not yet . ; and go, Within, a month, the ie
. 'Centric stranger 'Shill hinifilitillipearitiiiitol
unfathomed depths, , -to . rettirrifegiiiirinita 'zip%
pOihtedlitue. - --. -,-A“f -. 7 ''.i i' !,'. : ; " 1
, .. . . !
' ' I "
G'ABIES has - been. decreed:bylle-..Greek
Government., , after u being, : discontitinetk iz tt
rtearlififteen;Aundnetcl.YßO : , .They arfl ttc 4
:heleldi4''Atheiti t itiitir a ncient `Seiiiiii,e
.! .4-t, tirTa : - " 3 - - - 4- -. :1 ,, 4 ' ,
which is -still in - ' r petfeetda te. V
,: 4 2_-,..., .... : ~ •-••. P ~14 ....; • ....i. ,t......
. prethsr,vanin4.oosl - irequnee - ;very , little- mo a
than a good'eleifising4Alliey:_are ,, lo. begiOt
ih -1859, _and. to be helti,, ; OFeTy-fohrtAyryear..;
. The. days. selected are 46 the 'three_ first . , Sun--
clay' sin October, ',thus remindin g hoar - the
Greek Church im itates' her Latin iiiter'in
the . deee'ai.aiion'iol. the' Christian , -" first: day
Of the weell,'!. 'such its•thereligiori- of . Paul'
once practically recognized in.Greece,,,aaWell
as, over the -known'orld. The gaines are to
include horse races, wreitling ' throwing
' quoits, and 'ether - athletic sports, singing f .
music, and dancieg; besides whielv_lthere is
to be art .exhibition of flowers, fruits, cattle;
and other. articles : of Greek produce:pr man=
mfacture. , In this catalogue we . , miss ,the,
' mention of the . ,chitriot whose gkileiiig itheeli
atilltiriee' has it; scarce shuns the'goil."‘
The eccentric `idea of re-establishing: the
games; originated with a , wealthy.Telopon:
nesian merchant,,resident at ,iTassyr„,inAc&
davia who has placed a large sum at the
clibpOsal of Goyerument, to purchase the
' destined prizes of gold and 'silver' niedals; as
well ai of 'Silver leaves ant floWers.'.‘ . ';••/ . ",
The first impression; to the readerol4d'
old, classics, as to this movement, ifl ipleasipr
But of the land. of Greece, and its people
now, as compared with thb Olden 4time, one
(..."T is Greece, but living Greece no more."
The "Phyrlie dance" may`' remain, and
oilier-leaved ohapleta may: wreath ithe-brOw
of ,vietoro, but the glory, of, the ,olden, time
is gone, and a mere sentimentalism may not
and will not restore it. , .
THE CHINESE TREATY is this week pnb r
lished in full,'brought home: by Lord
Elgin's special messenger. . , The 're
buked the Government for. the ~ tai:diitess H of
its appearance, or rather for its,non•aPpear
ance, and presto, the next day it' wail out in.
all the morning papers. ' Thug*, 'it is whirzL
pered, trying to make :a • second' and Sepa.,
rate treaty with China, for - which'purpose„
artillery-, and other. means of enforoing l qui
design, arefsaid tc•lhatiolbeenlsent loyward:
,Only , is Pontiff bf `the OrthadOillieek
li e ; end' some ;Neb. Itletiid
itan..Alchbishop, taking his,. stand, at: „the
high altar of the Church of the Assumptioi
at Moscow, addressed a solemn allootOion'tif
the.:.Empersy, .charging him carry the'
orthodo3F i taith, by all tile means in , his
power, Into'tfieleart of China. in
the Mediterranean, is a rather etartling idea,
and•the concession of the harbor of Villa
- Franca, by Sardinia, for coaling and water
ing purposes, to the ships of the Czar,, ex
cited, some fortnight Since, a considerable
butbry among the' Weller, fry-6f the lannlieh
press. Th e re not : miloh, the' matter,
although there is something. Sardinia +was
backed at the Congress of,Pariknod:played
off agaitrt Austria, to the sore • annoyance'
of the latter ; and this conc ession to the
Czar, indicates' such a cont,inued - 'olid
odboth sides, 'that Austria, ivhe trembles
like a guilty' thing for her Provinoes in
Italy, all the more fears and bates the little
State which aims at nothing, lees than an
entire sweeping out of Gerinanic frbm the
Italian Penineols. As Tor . a . Rnetaiin fleet
being ,formidable.Eo England , save, perhaps,
in the catie-Of waitintireen us and Franc e,,
that is. not beetantieipited.: Arid even
theni I believe:thoup.mmo,uld.,PV7
ish before tors;. provided -alw ays that we do not: irtinidte; the' God of our
fathers to feiretike ne, and to giiesne over, to
:be humbled' and chastened' by our 'enemies:
For, " who can Stand if once lobe a_ngry.7.
has been relaxing atthe!beautifultnteTing
place of .tiari ; tk. been, amusing
Pinahoh, ,ftalinthstrec ,idow:chist,' it
„ 0. • 0 OLO
BY eat at the MINN $ l - 50 PirYtair fizz ritotrzerxrs.
Ddi DUN •
Irprn-rw) ttolliffio o 44l , r*
WHOLE N0..818
thepopulace' 4 0r . n .
• , withtthetorowi l •SWAlahrirliile expe
irienoodeand' vigilant v etyte
- IslgtAiniiiber. of • secret 111.,,P114 1 1
olsttie6; Dear' hie pereonii. : " wt. I
THE OPIUM Tams not,
itiiiirentlyi a matter - of disonasimnshetween
- Loa Elgin and the latperial \Commission-
Aris, 14040 . k r has ,poipte' Out
the•great• evils off:ttlikra44l4 iffigrc
tive and demoralizing effects on the iwe
wa ttremsuliTim.944 4 4.!of,tagegkflisallghigsli'
;,LorAdop t ittr4lEepi9jolii*tiiirj kseoieties,
the . tritisti Eloleigment
on Ile subjett Tfie•ftsei oiniiiiftd
argument of revenue, whiehliestietuatiff a
...rogiort a_t_erNiti - Vili•-tveigla-uhervily in the
MAO 4 1 1 thlr-dliilito4o KlVlSKTkidiall I
4de-ti4-4iauul rid talents oVisiimitalapd
4.oaur iilliirgF ear to: thuassnrs 40
. 4 4p l !rWitted
juable po ; thee in noh ,than t "
• •
Tplpri is fall Ter), douIAXILL.,
p,nblict Ifmle:',' ,l ot his hosses.ll , WrVitid, bat
O r. Abe' ikkpo l intea '4l4' thellitif of them,
(with &fis'eieeption,jlielitizught in. Thum
he retains Abe power, 2nd'thEY secret will, I
doubt not, if the reins of Government drop
next sessiop c frolo his htpds r ,titf returning to
Nalavpr i itc .. , sport , which' has always been,
and 'is Still, a' fruitful smile "of evil; the
'baba , oti"liiOre 'niisery;-%`incirti ruin,' and
more demoralization thanhitty other legal
tputi n ie The /finch—which nusee i
IskYOn . $ and , . just language, Ise. bandied him
OPYO.Tery, and - the
, effect was enhanced
; by fol,rl l ; 6 , 6l Prbyl
by. some untngAn lett9LlititeF,"
broughttdoWn the heav y. , ln
• 'thia, , rio doubt the Timearhas in. view the
`iiiteic'et 'le, the Vidge,:and their . restoration
to a;. There are
lm ~141„1-5,kg_404011.
Paerston may be rorgiyeß ARup7,9€4leY,
and,that the peoplp wiil , gel 4 1 with
the , ( Qoneemativea,y , laying teal game
m erl to keep their plao";:ea: 'JIG.
`ll4e~klelK for alaefroW,"opetily avowed, this
' week, at . 'ai public areetingo his .regret , at
:: having, giyertthis mete_against the Palmerston
7 i9LAllly:4 .) l2llt, FOFIELI:h : The' vote, . after ail,
. 1 11 . not to ' ix,•ieefteit '' I'6"r:in-nine to be
seen 'wheiliVi' We Whlgi c iiin i.A rid of their
traditions and mannerisme,,and become true
Liberals. - Mr.-Bright-is as-fiercely their foe
as be ever .sras,:alid?, ttie twenty or thirty
l iyotes of, his ; party,,: nod ~of, that : of the
Peelite , eekoch,,Tll,.he the ‘ riiain - Stay of
iserby, and, it, insi,b4,:titeiniatploe 'of Pal
' InleritOn.. bide Iftinlhiii ; the Irish-Papists
are disposed to favor the present Miuieiry,
even in spite of Lord i. .Nglinton',e,ryfctsal to
, mcetr ... the Cardinal ,at'? the ;, Dnblin Lord
~ Mayor ' s C abinet .
, cies in numbers which were l!toiltriniwri:be
fore i thlway,hy.l,4o4,Poi,oo2* iiiterpes
sion, has become; an .important, n4 o staitton
• ifor packets betweeniEn 1 and,',and',Xii i mea ;
AbWillikAget 4 l4 l osl ll .° , 4 04 4 4 ' ' /. f 4 t 4 tr :
slqq),, , : dila , IFi liee - Juigiti .e'l! , ou
, ) ,Q,A914.,14,4 Ifol „AAA , oure
ilWitiii;ilVOlugt •,... ' iii%if . "P
ifs ifi k
tDefb3 l,4o - .!. t ?-tft. 1 .3 i 'e 1 , 114i . ''qt;I:t
7. • ''' A: PUB/10: 1 1hinhal Stikliatribe ' lb&
..mobkerk 0010021W-thiruweek; kimrilmi
-LOrd • Btatiley/Athe•zPheident . o f
illtiliin •Counctit ;'The Cliairnian, :in ?refer
'''lring •to India, exPreased'the desire that
- evert ficility•should 'be given for the prop
agation of the Christrair , faith. 'Lord Stan
ley, in responding-tothe proposal and toast
of his health,'?diteltda ; , hisloual style on the
~.danger of marring our work in India,,among
a subject race, 'by any steps which could.
irritate their pride, or' lead to'suspicion. 'He
intimated that 'such ?a , caution). 'although? not
?”required by thee, company which .he ad
, dressed, was needed by certain parties out of
.doors.: This •was , a quiet indication Of his
, continued adhesion to the " neutrality "
!,polioy, and hie dis• like , of missions and nas' -
'sionaries. 'Depend upon itylhe ,will., yet be
made, .to rue tbia,,.if,,, t he and hla i .pouneil
really dare to put obstrttetiorukirkibe :way of
the „Gcspel. The following will el;ow the
' np r inien of Lord Stanley, by religious then in
The appointment of Lord , Stanley is regarded
.1* Englapcl.much as,w," supposed it w l otild. Ho
1 . 1
. as reputation for oonsiderabli± 'title* combined
oiiiiticiii,utiutAaloWng for
-the post assigned to, him. -He is. mite, .to be
feared on matters affecting the interests of 'Chris
-If we were to designate the school to
which Lord Stanley belongs, we should call it
the indifferent.. That term would describe a large
ola`ea of eduoated, talented 211161 i; - whose influence
and Usefulness are greatlrmarred by this defect
in their character. They are
,practical, if not
theoretioal latitudinarians and under their rule,
errorwould loud& and- irutit• be depresied .
Xeldra; irvo
A CUSTOM- LETTEit, from an edacated
uffiadotwi biglticiaatd appears in,iwii9kliik-vcr•iOr.represents
hiineplf aa of i,hit s , 'oboe of Bahoos,
'time their itilkMbilia tekogn ti OD
Of 'the DiVine-UnityielaEitinibaniot;,(epeak in
ler& • oUreepeoti the t 'Christian , Reyela•
AClP;J,P4iii,kakotOn *WM: Rig 41213"
' J :1 1111 Tel 414 i notppg.t do with thr,reaellion
witailibeveir do
'kit under
to i ncinfait P &alai; !tin/Wittig+ rebellion' orig
inated with the I,4l6hamnibAistp44nd that oth
erP Aelgtif4 I°4 o,4' l 4_lo4Pri. si !ligi °f 6141
srievanos lll 4 that the d ompany' s early
Roney 'cif shutting Oitt ailifionarietil'grae un
juit ;' - thiit'in a delPatiVeotinitrY
etieefnitikit acoinKleiSendensia*body as
the missionaries/ otierafee•aa a check on the
,of t powt3r, •„and that,far kom, " ` burying top king
on Lord Bhafiet i onry and others is " ` bur" ` burying
iliOrikeebsea 'to 'get iv's Ohiriciulnizing' cru
sade to India," " they never aclirbchala the
tabminilnory oonversiondp i Onristianity of my
I ,eotintrymen,,batt#e tOci,ilfeen the fore
*Oat among'..the;FlOligity
.`and ,gentry of
Britain to promote the mute of morality,
7ecninii.eduostiorri,emos.these goner= men
believe, of risligtoit iti-HOdooetan "
Thiakumet,iMioriiiiio - *ti'Mony. That
it *ll , otitip4lol.*ltheiof tke"
men ) , and , theirrisupporterea the. Pi*, On
aln4ing , Iseoffing-filiaterWitay .:Revietn,) ie
inr.thaii bitty 'belidpettlifor. 'Bat it, will
iP:4foPnnitig,Oin r6eolv,e of that la
,texto..4a, the
tratticin•tope f andAo,tignt!stgood will'
weapongiftivaliudet among ibehietining
raiyrisda - .o6•Hindooetan. t i t ypT.W.
.P, B.—The •gtaarter'g : Aeyen!e etiOntintni
jFi t: Ellti*!4iiii dic '4Ar i t t __,o 44l .-*Y and
improvomentin dui reeeireek. Trade
at iker Blink of !England—to - an.iehurit un
pfeeed'ented.- amount. : Nimidity awitikr pre
; check tven IpgitirßatemPectl
lation. • J.W;
.~,_ .. ,-
t.rr aki-ausi klt 4 - t4f