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r•rb7tiftaii Advoiatik tad. 111, 110.14
DP ID maiwy, 'Editor and Proprietorz
" X am a Wonder to Myself."
Ilrbat airange, paradoxical creatures we are—
We're slaves to corruption, anti . et we Are free;
Wtiqnvel in dust, and take, pleasure . on earthi,
Yet heirs to a crowp by heavenly birth.
Now ready to, murmlar at, some trifling loss,
And ready to faint, while sustaining the ,oross
While still t Vp are. aerthin 'pre wouldrpt exchange
With many. Prosperity maxks inkor range—
1 4 1'd*'ereeply lamenting, our Ind Willing sin,
Atisu We're'iti4ioing..thittoSiiirs tyrant' power • -t
"Oveirdom l it i ; iii i !txe last trYing'hour.
Now rOurning ofeel.titinsi3 sad, desolate state
And often fmpritietiVGddlivtilie to strait;
Yet 'still we rejoide that hilneydi - fretsaire's
The ;Wink that his 'wieder& and'graiiiiLundertakes,
We pine In his absence—limplafe his tetra,
Yet still, by our sins, tempt his anger to born;
Without'llin we cannot exist for an hottr,
Yet, alas I we are often resisting his power.
0, wiien shall our strange increistencies end,
And wei in . stronsfaith; an thp,Saviour depend Y
Sleet hope I when .9841'0 talaitand conflicts are
0 4 3 r, • ' .
We 'll rest in, oalm.Reaoei with\,our God everpore.
Nick.leavilfe, 1868. MARY.
For tho PrefibytorjirtiFlAlitiorgiV y 014,6
Improprieties Tin tap (Pulpit. 0
MR., Enrrouor,l read 'with interest,
several , weeks since, in one or two ~riumbers,
of the' Banner, some remarks made by pour
edf and your col /respondents; on the subject
of the Use ofincorrect language in, the
pulpit. Will yqu= allow me to bring under
the notice of your,. readers, a few iustap,ces
that may i belong to the above categriry, ad
ditional to those you have mentioned.'
I ,'ghee with you in thinking, that.the
pulpit bright to be distinguished for. every
thing. that is pure and lovely, and of good
report. '• Not only -should its„teoehings
characterized by soundness of doctrine, .but:
by ,ptiriti languad,'aceniaey of pro
nunciation, and' by proprietyli the whole
manner of its utterances. These Ma i we
know, are matters of comparatively minor,
importance, but, as we think, well ,worthy,
the • attention of ministers, in their'deliv9-,
noes from the pulpit. ' ' 3 •
We shittr Amt gide smite' apedinietis of:
what we regard improprietiewirelanginige.i
Why, forinstance, do we 00 often die t af I}'M
the pulpit the epithet, Saint ? applied to,
some of the Ivriterp.of the. Now testitmeirt,
as distinctive and 'ptibliliar ? -Saints'
Matthew,-St. Mark,' St.' Peter, St. Paul,
St:-Niiikat,;(ll,4oo, eg,c4qa te "gle, . kJ/w oo
- 14 1 78 - 411„bir !Testamenta l ; ," 41 '9 8 .Pe
according to St. IVlattbew,' l _ &c.; but we'
have been accustomed to regard this deal*.
nation as -`forming no part.of the inspired
Word. And we cannot see why, in speak
ing of eminent men in thefQhureh, in mod-.
ern times, we.might not as well say,. Saint
Luther, St. Calvin, Sm. And in referdhoe',
to an age still Inter, St. Halyburten,' St 'Fla
vel,'St. Baxter, &c. 'likud; if we Atake our
definition of Saint• front the Bible, so fer.,aa
appropriateness of epithet is concerned, we,
may apply it to many good men now living,
far more truthfully and significantly than
those titles they are made to wear; which
have now become so common, that they
have in a great measure lost their, original
meaning, and scarcely serve the purpose of
honorable distinction from others.
We need not say, that everyman,woman,
or dbild, that is . really sanctified and made
holy by `the Spirit of grace, that =is,.set
apart to the purposes of> God's glory, is,
in Scripture language, a See* And when
the term is employed. to distingnish one per
son, even of genitive piety, front another,
we can regard it only in the light of , an , un.
authorized' xpletive, which, in this sense,
the pulpit cannot,appropriately sanction.
In these days of boasted skill in Biblical
criticism, we not unfrequently hear from the
pulpit, the %void Archangels, the use of
which word, in the• plural, as we think,, the
Bible does not justify. -- The singular Arch
angel occurs twice in the New Testament,
but is, never found in the. plural. And
although. we may not adopt the opinion of,
some eminent critics, that Christ himself, and
not a Mere created angel, is here intended;
yet it is surely safer and more in accordance.
with. Siriptural usage, to avoid, altogether,
that form of the word which is entirely Un
The word Devils is in much the same
predicament. Ministers know, or ought to
know . , that this word, in its plural form, as
appheci to evil spirits, is never found. in the
Greek Hof the New TestiMent. Diabolous,
plural, is , twice used as descriptive of the
F obarteter and conduct of women,; who are
.slanderqrs, false accusera„clearly indicating
their T elationship to the great ,fedeiver.
biaboids,•the Devil himself, who is also
called &tan, and by other names, is.alwaya
-• epoken of as tips. In our translation, we
Ispo.w.t4, plural is often used, as applicalole
to the foivers of darkness, but in the Greek
it is uniformly Demous, not Devils. In this
use of the' Word, we are probably taught,
that iP some sense, there is subordination
among these fallen spirits, to their Great
Leader. And it, would serve, at least, to
prevent' confusion of thought, if, in the
pulpit, the appropriate term were used.
The expression, '" A Sabbath day's jour
ney toward,.heaven,", has. not yet become
quite obsolete, in the exercises 9f the pulpit.
When listening to this form . 9f language in
prayer, we are reminded of a remark made
by an eminent Father in our Church, several
'earls ago, in relation to this matter.: Hav
ing heard 'a preacher nee this form of.spe.eah,
the Father alluded to, playfully said : "This
good brother, judging from his language,
seems not Much' in a hurry to go to heaven!'
And well might he thus Say, for his remark
was founded on the knowledge of the fact,'
-'that the Jewish ' Sabbath day's journey,
when estimated according to' our measure,
signified only three-quarters of a mile. •
We think, too, that a gramniatical pre
' oision in the use of words should not be
neglected by speakers in the pulpit. Take,
as an instsn2c, th e wor d 4/lain, uead as an
intransitive verb, which use is not sanctioned
by , any good authority with which we are
acquainted. 'At the close of the services,
the minister makes the following announce
ment : "After the Benediction, the congre.
gation will; 'detain." Detain whom? ; This
verb •requires an object after it,. Doom
wish the people to detain him, or themselves?
As we, suppose, he simply
,wishes that the ,
congregation should remain; why (foes be
not use the really intransitive verb, as ap
propriate, to the meaning he wishes to con--
vey ? We often. hear parents exhorted to
.learn.:' their children the Catechism, to, learn
them to keep the Sabbath holy,, &c., when
,we suppose precision would require the sob-, ,
stitution of each for learn., ,
We will now 'notice ,one other clap d u
improprieties/ and , , then,., for .ke, iirtuieut;
bring pup,r.euiarits to a close,,ort.the subject: 4
We mean inaccuraoyirupronunebitiou. 4.0.
here some -may think 'is • a matter or quite
too . trivial, miports,nee, to .merit the, care
of preaobers - in • their public, digeo,urses.
But, Mr. „Editor have you ,not .oft,en hsd.
your earls tortured, and even yoir, d,evotional
feelings disturbed,, by wrong, pronunciation
from' the pulpit? We ,will mention an in
stance or two, and leave it to
,others to add ;
to the number. Take r as examples,, the '
words Is.ra-el and is-ra.el-ites, of auch fre
quent occurrence in, the Bible, we .have
pronounced in two and three, syllables, es
though spelled 'Ural, and Isrulites. !ern-
Salem is Jerusalem. Do. ci.sive, i 8 de.cis-ive,
as though 'written, . with s repeated, huh
eating a strong preference for the,„ hissing,,
Sound of that letter in our language; ,Por,pre.-
paration,, we havepreperation, a:though the
were,e, not a, with the accent.
net 04Ylill the wrong place, but with a long
draw4pr perhaps ti,,,nasal twang, to give a
epeeist prominence to long.e, which indicates
an. orthogrsphi.eal slip, as well as bad pro.
In regard, to proper names, especially
those we call Classical, we often have a
pronunciation peonliarly annoying to a Ger
reet ear. For Sen-aelt-e-rib, we, often have
Sen.na-she rib; Thes.sa.lo.niva is Thee ma
-09-k o.i; §a-leine ; Aristi-des
is`Ari'd.tideg; an so ?f't:lie : rest: We will
give, , now, no more, sliecitheris l , except, to
say, that riotlenglinbe, we heard, from one
Of our own pulpits, - the . nathe of that eminent
Father in the OhUrch l
, Crys-os:torn, pro
,with 4 heavy, jolting sound, as
though' . were'Written Chriit.os , tum, which
had an effect upon our nerves, almoSV dis
tressing. "And althOugh in the houtie of
God, engaged in' his" solemn' worship; to
abknowledge the truth, we could not, even
there, 'avoid 'wishing .that ministers would
take a little'more pains tb avoid improprieties
tb.bugh comparativily small may
exert' an influence that may result in serious
in l y,Kto their learers.
I Respectfully y,ours
: • . -
?roF ItLpP. F eitytg i t!rp
Banner and Advocate.
„ lilnnion4- 1 4The meinliere .= of • the =
Preelyterati.;chirielr• liiid7'congi4ition of
'Newark, Ohio, with other fri.endsi have been.
in the 'habit for some' yeare r of , making an
annual social visit .to their; pastor and hie
family. These meetings have always been
pleasant, and profitable also, as they, tend to
strengthen the bonds between a pastor and
his people. . •
Such a visit was' niade on thaavening of
the 13th inst.,. , by unusiallearge num
ber of 'people, and it was, cerik t illy one of
the. most pleasant social meetings. we have
.The kind ladies had not failed to tarnish
a table with an abundance, both of the sub
stantials and luxuries of life, and of a quali
ty not easily;surpassed. anywhere. Just be
fore partaking of these, in accordance ;with
arrangements made by the people, but ,tin
known to the pastor, a purse, containing one
hundred dollars, was very gracefally pre
sented to the pastor with the ” compliments
of the members of his congregation, and
other friends." . Besides this, a few.very nice
little packages were sent in, worth about twen
ty dollars: , 7 _
The' spirit exhibited in this whole affair,
was certainlyenoet gratifying to the, pastor
and his faurvly, and which none can. so, well
appreciate. 1.! All that was done, seemed to be
done heartily. Cheerfulness certainly char
acterized the donors, and thankfulness the
tecipients. At ten o'clock, a oheerfuland a
happy people retired ; from the parsonage,
leaving the pastor • and his family to feel
and helieve that.new ties had 6been formed
between them and the people, and aloe that
old .ones hadibeim greatly 'strengthened.
For the Presbyterian Banner end adrooltte.
cßevival at. Spring PA.
DEAR BROTHER :-It may be interesting
to some of your readers to hear of the pros-
Terity of the little church at Spring Hill.
hough they have been for a long time
without an under shepherd, yet owing to the
energy and zeal of a few members, the flock
has not been scattered upon the mountain.
Their weekly prayer-meeting has served as
a .bond of union. On the evening of the
first Sabbath of Januaryi I preached to
them. The congregation was large, atten
the and' orderly. iVe continued our, meet
ingspuntil the next Sabbath night. During
the meeting,the congregation appeared aux
ions to .hear, and seriousness and solemnity
prevailed in our meetings , for prayer. All
felts ifthe Lord was truly in, our midst by
the influence , of. his Spirit. Our hearts
were rejoiced and our - labors ,awarded,
seeing sixteen coming out publicly on the
Lord's side; while: others were inquiring
the "way to Zion'with their faces , thither
' ward." •
May the Lord continue to pour out his
blessing upon that little church.
"Na TIME."-" We complain that w(i,
have "no time." An Indian Chief of the
Six Nations once said a wiser thing than any
philosopher, , A white man remarked in his
bearing that lie had not dine enough.
" Well," replied,Red Jacket, gruffly, " I
;suppose you have all there 1a 7" He is the
wisest and best mien who can crowd the most
good, actions into now.--Ernerson.
SERTVELED —lt was a deep seated con
viction of this truth which moved the vett
erable•William Carey to exclaim—when the
Rangtion,Government placed his son Felix
in = a -dignifLed and important office—gi My
son islltriv.6lo l from a Missionary into an
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" ONE THING. .IS ONA 'THING HAVE`.I'DESIR,ELIt OF THE %LORD:Pi- THIS 024E1 THING IMO."' .) •
FOR THE WEEK ENDING SATuRDAY;#JANUAR' YL2W4 1859.
J. H. F.
PUIGIOATIOT, OFFICE,A,AZETTi firice*Egt . , : ooirE 0I I 1 PA....r
From our London Correspondent. ;
.77te Year 'lBsB' Rerieived-vaning . b.!, China and
Japan—The American Revival-r-Twelve.MonOis I
Ago., and, tke Presept--centipentril Ettnip . is of
War--,,State of Ake„ Po of
the jeviteh Mind—The .31`oipOics "Crise and'PMit
esiatitimii.Pophry-Rinritual= and 'Melia
Condition of lEnglish ,l l7elei—Dr. GrahAn. and
the'Jesuits' at Bonn—The:Friend of D'avelocki
hie lrfrk o and , . Miasiont'-Deaths of 4dr., DELL
and Dr. Goinly—State of Mohammedan
Dr. Dpf, on 'atomism and iteFuture:-:-Montalam:
beit's Second PardOn--The Dinkeroe a Blunders
—Eurojlean Politic'and” Religion---Fkghtful
Accident in a Theatre—Christmas .Holidays
4imagioing- r 4eofaiog of ac
.B°Plf.:-(Prgzint on tgiDb, V;P?hd 71 86118'
:Nfra g i t t 3 ??Pr i ,? e".. 9 l f l :) lB p B.
Xiau,t., N9wCL6sApig be long'-
has .witnessed the opening up of, Sepan and
'China, to what must prove an ever inereasinK
intercourse with Western, Christianity, and'
eivilizatien., ft has„sen the admission of
Engli,cd.and kranc that commercial ac
to . ,
quainta America first, secixred,
It has .witnesSid, the'inauguiation of a. new'
era, in th.e: 1 ,449'0,..0 India, by the
iiithifeitire ,toy the Qovernmetit, of the
atilby, the proclamation of a , policy,
open, frank,,lisqoiable, s and Christian, in the
Nor do we forget that Religion has been
revived in America, in an extraordinary
degree, and that this has been a means of
eitending the, spirit of, humiliation confes
sion of sin, both national and individual, as
well . as, the earnest union of prayer; and
effort, to save souls from death, to rouse'a
!slumbering Church, tO• banish ,
from her borders, and to enlarge her'activi.
ties both at home' and. abroad.
Commercially, the year has been one of
collapse, in large measure, less severe , than
was the crisis that immediately 'preceded , it.
Twelve Months ago, the money 'market was
most, stringent, and traders of 'small. capital
went'd'oivn in rapid swicession.: -New there
is comparative eaae, although there is" still
great, if ' , not excessive, caution. For the
first time this' year, the Board of Trade =Re-
tarns for November' exceeded those , of the
'corresponding 'period in 1857. Ober
trading 'has , been the grand evil, both of
England and the 'United. States; but of the
two gallant;kships- 7 -although they have heen
,rgighly handled'by winds' and waves—al.
though'spire have been lost, and rigging has
;been torn`awaY, and sails shitered—we may
'say that they are still Sea-Worthy, and that,
,no longer, "lnffed"' up :to :the wind, nor
yet running Under, bare poles, they are he
ginning to spread Jheir Alaite,. unsullied
canvass, to the prosperousWeeze.
On the Continent;thete have been " ru
mors of war;" but' there is no. Conflict; as
Yet: Despotism. in Church and State is the
rule, not the exception;„ and there, is a oor
reaponding cerrription'Of all that constitutes
the true 'health and life . - of nations. So
fiche:nailed and demoralised have that people ,
Deg, Vecemely ,
reason of Popery and Inftdelity-t--thnin r other
and tlie daugliterthat one is ready to say,
put Liberty into 'such handis, - and they will
but plunge into s Maelstrom of deeper con
fusion. Slow, indeed, ig the progress of the
Divine leaven, yet it is at work in: Popish
Europe, as .well as in Ettrope.Rstional; that
is, in 'Protestant Germany Ninth and. South,
as well asin Sweden,. Norwiy; andfDeninark..
The condition' of the Jews, their • State:of
mind and feeling, and the= obstructive in
fluence of Romanism, in misrepresenting
the Christian faith to the Jew,' by abomina
ble idolatries, and outrageous interference
with a parent's inalienable rights, (in the
Mortara case,)—all these :are now before
the public _of England. Fair play, and no
forcing of conscience, have been nobly
maintained on the Jew's behalf, and Prot
estantism has gained immensely in reference
to the impression which a Hebrew mind
Must entertain of what New Testament
Christianity is. Nevertheless, we see little
stirring- even , of the ," dry bones." The
rich Jews, in -London :and , elsewhere, are
still pursuing their gains, dealing with
Cabinet ministers abroad, and making mon
archer their creditors`; while the poor, as see'
here in London, are, many of them, grossly
ignorant and depraved: The middle-class
Jews in England, -are exceedingly fond of
the excitement of the ball-room, the thea
tre, &c. Some of them, I ,doubt not, are
Rationalistic or Infidel, and not believers in
Rabbinistn.• -• ; .
Never was there a time when more earnest
efforts should be made 'on 'lsrael's behalf,
or more fervent prayer offered. My friend,
the Rev. Doctor Graham, missionary to the
Jews at Bonn , on the, Rhine, is now in
London. He'is seeking to obtain the funds
necessary to complete 'his new, church at
Bonn, now in course of . erection. The
Irish Assembly, and its people, gave him
£l,OOO, and from other quarters, hi re
ceived about half that sum additional. But
with schools, ministers, residence,' and
-church, a fuither sum , is absolutely neces
sary, , esp'ecirdly as . the! cunning' 'Jesuits,
learning his intentions, actually bought up,
in succession, fto sites, which he had fixed
his eye upon, and. when a third was. ob
tained, he was,' by their latish offers, com
pelled to pay a sum of 'nearly £5OO, instead
of (the real value,) £l5O I
I do 'not know a more adinirable,. disin
terested man. Dr. Graham was the friend s
of Havelock, who, with his' family, (when
that officer was in Europe, (for , health's
sake,) worshipped in the' 4, upper room°s of
his 'house, - at Bonn, every Lord's day.
Lady 'Havelock has given Dr. G. a warm
testimonial, expressive 'of privilege enjoyed,
and of the need and importance of a new
Mission church, For the , Tract and Bible
Societies, he Inuateen the , :zealons distribu
tor of Setiptiirest and books, .in large quan
tities, among the students of, the University
and others. .
Some of your treaders are acquainted with
Bonn. Dr. Graham sometimes speaks of a
possible•yisit to America, on behalf of his
present • enterprise. If so, his presence,
preaching, and statenaents of facts, will
ensure him a warmmelcome.
Trip DEATHS of 'two eminent Irish Pres
byterian ministers, Mr. Dill, of Dublin, and,
D:. Goudy, of Strabane, has awakened
much emotion in Ipstet. Mr. Dill had
been laboring under illness during the Sam.
mer, and made a tour with his brother, Dr.
E. Dill, to the Continent. But he grew
worse after his return, and sank rapidly.
He was the minister of • Usher's Quay
church, Dublin, was one of a large clerical
connexion and family, in the County of
Derry. He , exerted himself much for the
interests of‘ the Yreshy t t tiftisp i ldier.- He
Was one ot 'the. leaders o , tAe "min.: Ulster
pirey 'in' the Eke deral A.sqailibly;' r ing. On 'the
cpiedtinic of thi Magee Cdlieket had. tough
contests' ; with .Dr.t Cook 4- and. the Belfast: , ;
min, aster's, ~.: ip, S . ':','.l) 5:7;' , 1 . :4 1. : : - '1?
-Dr, Gently was a t roan 4 rupre brilliant and
eminent still. - He was Are Of:the,authors
of the famous "'Plea of trestytery." ' 'lliVi
wit was: Attici' his sett& , elegakitly severe: .
As a public speaker„;heulivas,Tery - effective. '
iie threw himself (one ifr i Lady to say,- too
end, that frOnt:,,iten seo e,Of'lritidloid anr
, Pry 'opflreettitro.' 'ffe we
,rode'retcii' l drlbei
peneralzAssenibly-in 1 , 8 r4-5'8,( atidlitiszp-to
pwrentlyi id;fdllAcitlily et J AIIIP A hIi Mil a
dressed ,the miniattm an Thiderr of ~our‘ ,
,in April last, at Manchester.
At that time, however, coming ,to London; . l
be consulted' London physicians as to certain ,
head symptoms,. which troubled him. . The:,
opinion given was not favorable. Still, he
went on with his pastoral duties.- Sum
moned suddenly to the funeral' of'his friend,
Mr. Dill; and praying with incoVeredn:Y6iii;
and standing on damp grdund, on the brink
of the- open grave, he caught a chill, and in ,
some hours was prostrate under congestion'
of ,the brain. p a the Sabbath day on which
he was to haVe preached Mr. Dill's funeral'
sermon,. in Dublin, his own remains lay is .t
the cold grave. Very sad and very solemn
are the reflections suggested by these provi-
deuces. .May the ' " living" ministry, , of
Christ 6 ' lay it to heart."
The PECULIAR: STATE - OF THE MOHAM
ItIETIAN MIND is one of the features ef the
year now closing. Dr. Duff makes pOnted
reference to this; in one of his_recent letters
from India. He still adheres to hisformer'-' ,
ly expressed Opinion;•that the insurrection
originated in a Mohammedan conspiracy,
and gives,a series of very striking, details of
facts supporting ,this view. He dwells on
that which gave its first iinpulse to the
system, and whioh still gives it prevalence,'
namely, • that (as indieatedoin Rev. ix,) •it
was the scourge of God in, inflictieg jndg
ment on the idolatrous mations,, and
ially on, the 'corrupt' 'EaSteiri'Clitirehes.
War Of nompiest oonstftutled' iniTait life;
and although quiescent at, times, that Spirit
is always ready to start forth. .
Hence, Dr. Duff points gut the profound
ignorance of the se6iilar system, in supposing
that by foridliriethe system,: the itlf would
'become a lamb. • 1 ,
".And does it, not look," he asks, "as if
the partial and temporary success of_the
Mohammedans in India, the wholesale'
sure 'Of Clirigtians, -the -capture of•Dellii,
the imperial city, and, thesett,,ing thur
throne, cif, the. Mogul „dynasty,,,,had re.
awakened: Abe long dormant hope of rslinzt
ism throughourete s,vaida.?"‘'
The - MuSitilinafiS of the East •belieVed - the:
&titan - ofAttrkenamoric c'' -his ttrigalW,
iassals,Eugland4,o.`. , «,
av Ae. , :e 4 lir4eal!, Yrairat ;t1; _ gharn
medanisin has all `the gtiry ^ , of till defeailil!
Russia I And 'So' there haslieen, eVer since,l•
a fanatical lg restleiiness " all over the. East..
" Of the hollowness. of•• its anticipationg•
'respecting its supposed altered spirit, have_
not some , signal indications recently appeared
in sundry, and jar distant places:' Witness
the Violent outbreak in' the small island of
Gujerat, off Western India! Witness the'
savage Inseam:ire at Jeddol 'Witness the
horrid, tragedy at. Tanis • 'Witness tbe 'de
malids of the KibulMtillahS in Afghanistan,
fora or religious 'Oar Witness the
strange movements in - Bokhara and Turkis-`
tan I Witness the murderous_ outrages on
Christians in Syria,,Candia, 'end other parts,
of the Turkish Empire, alike in hurePe and
in Asia I" And these he thinks May, polit
ically speaking,' foreshadoW 'a darker' fu
ture, and envenomed and fierce explosions
of Muesulmart hate, to end in the •complete
destroying of the power and tyranny of the
mystical "locusts,"which, along with the
" earthquake " tat Ahall lay in ruins' 'the
mystical "Babylon," shall prove " but the
rough and bloody Red Sea passage into the
promised land, And days of Millennial glory
His not; I think, ,tdo much to say; that
forebodings like these bare present to very
many thoughtful 'Christian minds, in con
.nexion with the signs of the times.
The EMPEROR OP THE FRENCH has re
newed hia pardon of IVlontalembert, freeing
him from all, penalties. The editor of `the
Carrespondant, in whiCh the 'obnoxious
article first appeared, Is also pardoned. Bat
the Emperor cannot recall the tens of thou
sands of copies of that remarkable article,
which appeared in so
countries. Nor 'can ;he efface the memory
of 145 - failure to grasp,? in his ,irOnrgloved
hand, the little but ; valiant band -of literary
men in France, who will not became lits
satellites. Deep and ineffaceable, `also',-is'
the conviction everywhere, that Imperittism
is fatal,to the growth 'of mental liberty.
"The year," Bays the. Times, " closes
with another defeat of the .French ruler.
Certainly * the wisdom with Which ,he was
credited, two rars back, has not appeared
in the transactions of 1858. At the begin
ning, of_ the present year, a crime was com
mitted which gave himagain the sympatirifs
of the world, and particularly of hie' country.
How'all this good,:will has changed into dis
gust and'defiance; how England was threat
ened, Switzerland insulted, Belgium, and
Sardinia coerced; how so many.good friends
were alienated.; are matters of history. The
absurdities of 'the new passpoit sYStern, the
outrage On Portugal, and new, the' proaecu
don - of Montalembert, doubly rescinded!
completes ,the roll of violence and failure."
RELIGION" Awn Poratics together, and
religion as complicating i polities, one of
the remarkable signs 'of the time's. 'You
see in Italy, where Popery produces political
death' to the people,' and' where Austrian'
troops are longed for by the Popeto garrison
instead, of the
* French, inasmuch as'
the Concordat with the former, contrasts
with the insolent independence of the' latter:
Naples,ln , also, ana`friFlormice, ecclesiastics
and confessora mould the opinions and 'eau
cate the cOnscieneee,"bah of the' Ring End.
his heir apparent, the Duke leCalabria.
The tattr, is said', gc'educatedhy ignorant
and reactionary min, gives little - fa hope for
But even in Protestant countries, it is the
same., See how here, in Great Britain,
Irish Popery complicates the Reform calcu-
Intone of ' Statesmen, and imperile liberty
and truth. Mark how it aims at becoming:
a power of darkness in the United: States
semper eaciem, and w,orking with Unsleeping
:vigilance.'` Even - in the change of Ministry
;in Prussia, While Marne gains nothing, Yet,
in,,illustration, r of the generillitateinent ~ that:
ReligiousMaestions do oomplieate,politkes,l
'have .only Tfer to the overthrow of the,
Sikh , Luth'eran party; , who were the life=
Mood ietl4 - Printetiffel - Minisery.' And yeti
even These:Men probably had mare rof Evan
:gelieal Sympathies; t aws',
*aster,' than are - to . be foupst in , the br,paste
of, the Prime Regent and his r Oa'bient, trt
truth, with exception of Bethwann Vint'
,Eallweg r , this arilkinan in thek;abinettivotiP
! dab; ; Ai& ' , Evangelical; the: tile*
i reyamaseems one) 41 agwoloAkttyui
inte.rfar - e - muoh - Ciritl:Creligi - ori,mi k te — mltum
sense of the word yet Of Senii:Ratididditititii
indifferentism. .l a;
IitEaIItENNURG has 'alAu'ireil
an . unhappy - notoriety for' :eligiouS:perseditb
tion. A -Baptist minister, Mr. Wegenerr,
hail been 'fined fifty dollars : withje*pm)Lsep,
for holding, meetings in differep . ,
appealed, for a remission , of_ the sentence, to .
the Government:in vain. Worse Still; Mr.
Soh:nit - a; a, Miniiter of the Baptistehnrch at
Bortierihurg, had his child taken from him
~foroe, .to be : baptized! '.A.11 this is the
result., of -Ernstianism against religionslib
erty, pleading not merely, the ordinanc es
of the ohnteli, but the corresponding de
oriesof the Government."
-A: FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT, by which 'el m :
. _ '
teen persons lost f.their lives occurred this
week at one of the popular theatres,kin con
sequence of two crowds, ,one pressing 2 . 4,12 the
staire,and . the other coming dottin,(thlrebeipg
two. performances of a pantomime in success
And,then, a cry of alarm being raised
the Weaker 'ones *ere trodden down; 'Or
Otherwiencrushed to death. .-
The appeal for the =HoMErs,skl Poem of
London; to which,' referrediu , my , hst,„has
received a , wandrously liherat response,
hundreds. Of ,pounds sent for the Night Ref
uge, , and a considerable, sum for a Boys'
Iminstrial tefug6. ' Lord ShaTtsbury mildly
refutes, in the TiYhes;-the slauder,!thaei-critt
Right Honorable invreyerendsigeptlerbentl
took any interest in ; tliefiTima‘t.teAs; , by l p,pintz
ing out facts to the l 'oontrary; but , the
brazen faced correspon t dent of fhe. Tinied re.
turns to'the charge, utlinilvdtfloiv, , false;
and unworthY. language „ , '1 The , glitircli
Christ must aiways expect mjsrepresentation.
From the greater cheapness of provisions,
and more abundant employment in the me
tropolis, 'the poOr requiring relief inthe `slits
ferent parishes are less;'hy several thousands?
than at the same period last,. year. At the.
Christmas season, a beautifut spirit: of gory
erosity prevails all over England, and if
"John" dines well, it 'certainly - enhances
the 'pleasures Of this tjolidiy."-ieisOni- and
'Mightily gladdens his honest he - ait to„traow
that ;* alioa t ) :v;tktgm:,f9r-,whouii --
P , ot t td_Lxsis.&pNp,P.;irt Even in. oar jails and
refuges,,thre - mMatOiliad,first class r fare pro-
vided for them: on Christmas day. •
REVISION OF THE PRAYER-BOOK is a
topic not altogether exhauited, although of
its Speedy adoption I have little hope. A
elergynianthe Rev. 0. H. Davis—who has
written much on the question,
the Record, points out. how , many Church
authorities, support his views On the following
questions :—ist. The citniesichi of the Alicia'.
ryphal Lesione -21' The othission . of the
damnatory clauses of the: Athanasian.Creed.
3d.. The Regeneration statements , in the
Baptismal Service. 4th. The Absclution
clauses. Here he says : "The use of John
.xi 23, at ordination, did- not eiint
until the "twelfth '"century. Nor are such
fOrms in the Greek' Churches." Be then adds
the strange statement : " At,the.same time,
our own forms of ordination and absolution
are, in beautiffil harmony with the Westmin
ster Confeesion; drawn up by the Puritan
A'ssetribly of '1643 - (the Standard' of the
Seottish Kirk,) chap. xxx, see. 2P 4th.
`The Burrial Service should be altered , And
revised, "on„ the Aroeriean .model. " Fer
this , alteration, a ' Cornaiittie at CaMbridge,
mitigating' chiefly of " High Chirch," b
tained, in 4850, the signatures of "nearly
four thousand.clergymen, including a num
ber who are; now bishops," 'and evert that
of Archdeacon Denison himself. Mr. Davis
writes earnestly' and Well, bat the Evang,eli
eal clergy are too timid to follow his coun
sels for agitation: , They content themselves
with putting - an , Evangelical sense on the
-formulary of Baptism, (as applicable, and
intended for the children of " believers"
only,) and by saying they never 'use the
Absolution for the sick; and, further, that if
change is once -begun, it.. is, hard, to see
where, it will end. Actual
. distrust largely
prevails in the. Church of England.
BARNUM fiS lecturing to great crowds, at
St. James' Hall, on.._'' Iltunbig," and the
Alt of Moneymaking.." His definition of
"humbug" is a mild and innocent one; at
least, he does not class the "cheat" as a
" humbug." In his own case, the greatest
"humbug," . he admits; in the• world, he
gave the public access to, the full worth of
their money in the contents of his Museum,
even though he drew them to enter-1)y the
, great 'pictures outside, and especially , by the
.proclamation, of , a , real• "Mermaid." He
professes .to give very, wise counsel, and , illus
. trates his :topics by stories very rich, in
humor.' People laugh heartily, without
'thinking - much i of the veiled iminorality that
larks behindi and within. -If " the` essence
of a is the intention to deceive,'', the
Barnum family—a large one—stands guilty
ab the bar of Divine Law.
LONDON OHEATINO, and ge.nnine hum . l?ng,
find , one : practical expression in pretended
auctions and forced , sales, - at "alarming
sacrifibes," of regular sharpers. These fellows
hire roues,' and - then print innumerable bills,
which are delivered all over the metropolis.
If they can ,only lindone victim. out of
hundred lagies—and the sex is, supposed to
like . "bargaini"—theihave a rich harvest
Here is speciinen of one of - their - sham
proclamations delivered yesterday, at my.
door, by a smart.loaing man, in a.very ofil
cial.like envelope, marked "private and
confidential." In red letters, at the top of
a long bill, ie., ", Terrible Episode in the'
Career of W. L. Oliver, the notorious cal
prit of the Steak Exchange;" next, in black
(sympathetic,) letters, " A whole family
literally beggared;" And "Such is the In-
troduction to this sad, tale of wretchedness-
The Harbinger of the largest and most
RECKLESS SALE or SILK MERCERY 'AND
-DRAPERY, ON RECORD!'
' r J'Philadelphia, South /West' Cob - yr lit Seventh and Chestnut Streets
By Tail, or at tits Ofitoo,4l.so.per.Teex t ten TROISPZOTIIS.
Delivered - it thelliti 71:78:
The "Oliver" - 'tvho' is made to' do duty.
for thin sham, robbed some ladies by 'appre
ptiating•sonan'meney opmmittod•to him as a
•pretended : To ppetti to the
,ne thejtidies, :the following iMagintifir
I "piotUre' 'p'resen i ted' in "The s
I , n Woidery in — dreese : d to 4,-;•Tabulenv 4664
tieneerp , " Manson - "•t Who bas• • a great
many caliasos t bepide . a. i
n &la .I—Ulae i f, 'lira non
; firmed ; of'deediation.•ite rito b r ' co *
101 0 4 .It , F* l 9ll°l' B 94 L"'w7tre
depuuuls iminedlaie paynniiii, Of ihe, overduci act
+ oeifianceerf6P ''l/10;0001 *tie .*K ArtoltirsonkaMiti
1 11. 1 7 reiVRPZIO:4OB4eIS 4 MOM
4 4 3 liplastrai,of bppe le fled forever
;.• I,sp i nd -by Rpods,,T,rtiin to day,.
,',O f f Shawls,' and (Linen 'xce all
% ughtttO cover every
Ant i sell 7At.A.11.
flaiards, ,* * My ruin, lie I bia indeed; be l t
bicillaufslatef's fathei, fetidly, J all ! ! • are inv.,
molato,. t what bitter anguish.
I am in your hands, de your best, and receive
the Pra:yero of your miserable Seriant,
a Jogs K. WooLarour.,
All this ushers in long lists of Shawls;
Li rime, Gown' Fabric, and Tura' (" All ea-
Me," "The-Russian Sable' Tails, 'as selected
by the Imperial Court of Russia,") at alarm
ingly low, prices.
I once accompanied a iadylo one'd these
planes: We found three or four coarse: brutal.
looking iment,Pquite,ready to bully any nerv
otis lady, so lhat'she must Mayimmetbing; of
their trashy; stook. We got away l with
small, piece of loug.eloth, at i a low cost and
the glimpse ' - afforded 'of 'these; villains and
their dens, Was a - little ILOndan- experience;
id our °sea not dearly earned: •-
P. S.L—The Times; ; of: this day,i half an
elaborate and, ,cin the,wholdy impartial re
view of the public ,ever 4 'of Ithelaar.
refers.tp thefact !. (potalwaya sustained-by
its artieles,) that at public meetingsia Eng
land, a kindly jeelimj to Aaieriea 'manifests'
itself. ' ' -
How to"tie "
you seek Enoph7s introduction to il 1
Irving 'Goal Go to hi 4, - reoblf iinnt`
believing that ho is, 'and he is , lieceSsible;
(lleb. xi': 60,and - seek.to get into:the same
just And , realizing! knowledge l ,off. 1:10?.“that
Enoch got. Ile' is. revealed:.to you more
amply, perhsps, ; than be was to Enoch.
Believe. Believe, that he is not afar Abut
niki4'lteliefre j that' lie *is not beitile;'brit
propitious. C Believe thatrheitall that 'Jana
said-4-thakheis all; hat, aesuSt : be
lieviAK ) wjitAr s him « ~Admit, him
iPte-Yeer he i me,,tila..t he MaiMOS 44 , -
inif him you hourlyi . oecupiitieWe, thii
he SieS , ' elevate and expedite-'them. Adinit
him into your hippy momenta r thak he imp
ciabirocp- them t end- intsilyounihours of Au,
giiislythat his preienee, may tranquilize,
transform ; them. Let his recollected , Pres•
ence be the brightness of every landsciPt
zest of every'Pleasuie—the , energy of
every undertaking--the' refuge from every
danger—the ; ,solace in every sorrow—the
asylum of your. hiddeu life, and, the constant
of your soul. Learn, ' with all rev
erence . for his greatness, bat with equal relit
ante on his goodness—learn to make the
eye that never,: slumbers; ; ,companion of
your nights and mornings; and the.ear that
never wearies, make it the confidant of your
'Weakness, 10111' solitude, your ecstasy, , and
woe. Learn to have not one life for , God
end another, for the
,woritt; „but let your,life
be divinely .devoted, ,
,and divinely quick
ened—let every footstep be a walk Witt'
Several years since, rte started
the writer with:
a clerical brother, to attend the General:
AssdeiatiOn'of Ocreneetiotit at Thei
day was warm; the - roads - and,-night
overtook tis. long before =we had
,reach, ed -the
end of our journey. We enqulied r. tit 4 ther
public house the distance to S—=--,.but not
one was able to tell us. :The landloid hoi-1
ever, reinarked that the minister was 'going
to , the mheting, and he could :probably give
'nit the desired information. -
As we approached the .house, the family
Were just striking, up, their evening,song.
The femitle voice was particularly' sweet.
Atthe close of the song; a'-voice broke forth
in prayer, and. we leaned over the .gate, that
we knight catch every word.;. The tones
indicated a young man, ,;and the .thought
crossed my mind, Have they children ?
Soon 'he began to pray for the child 'that
God had given' them—tbat God viouldepare
his life, and that - as he grew; up_he might
not• be contaminated by the world.
heart warmed as I said to myself, Yes, yes;
my brother, .conimit that littler one to God,
and may he fulfill your petitions. At the
close .'of 'thein.worship;lve introduced:ou r
selves to the family, and, were cordially, in
vited to pass the night`with them • but as it
would be necessary to start very early in the
morning to reach S at the opening of
the session, we declined their kind invita•
I left the -holm& with two Teflectioutii I.
Religion, ia a reality. 4ara-dial• family, in a
sequestered spot, offering their evening
worship. They surely are not praying 'to be
been or 'heard of meri. '2;< How gental• the
influence of family worship... Silent -and
secret, it falls upon the heart refreshing as
the dews of heavert.—Ainerican Messenger.
The . father of thelitte Dudley S. Tyng is
among the ; best - of American
ons speakers. , A brother, clergyman relates
the following Anecdote respecting his early
experience 'its an' eitemporaneous speaker
It .was 'discouraging business to him for the
first year ;, so much so, thatduring the . aec,
and year of his settlement at (Geor getown,- When attempting extempore one afternoon
in his pulpit, with distinguiihed Members
of Congress present,' he became oonfused )
hesitated, tried to regain composure, failed,
stumbled. on, in, the midst of 'embarrass..
menta, finally forgot his text, and; after ten
rninutes, broke down comPletely: • That was
whard experience fora young man ';,.and on
his' way "home, the oppressiVe silence was•
broken by his wife, saying " Now, husband,
is it not clear r to , you that you .should give
up this preaching without notes ?" These
words,' said Dr.lTYng to me, (s rowed my
whole'nature!? • 4 1 Give up ?" I said, "No;
Inver, with God'elbelli:l" and he.didn't:
What is , nLibraty :?= _.OriginalAnecdote
of Dr.. d'Oim X. Mason:
While recently en g age d in arranging
large library, a friend . _ came in to lighten
our labors by-pleasant conversation.
cr Vtrhat - lw the most: common. idea of a
library ?" said he.
".A workshop,perhaps, in which are all
manner of tools." • -
61 What is your idea ?"
'dictionary, in whiohlwe. elan turn to
any andfuld fileinfornistion
Tairj - lioth - thesa
.1914 Ab r- 0 4 / 1 9X49"AASWil l f-bfitttiTiv:Rktu
lad about sixteen y a nTkof ftge, diing as a
neighbor of Drjytirr y in& Itla°3';.'a!'iitlisialkr
hii cOngragatjon„ ,was engaged help.
„big him.to move and . nriangk his 'valuable
iibrArY. namilton s ' said he; yon
'great , riame, a Very great noise i r but' it is
still more honorable to!' bear llicc name of
Christ 1 Hamiltonvdo you know what a
;library is ?I it is en
ARIIIY:„ ! Do you s see those books ? They
are dux:, SOLDITMV L the i centurior,.
dovin, and ma& them; flyht for
me, my boy. Now Jon know what a libra
ry is, which is more than most folks do.
Don't yob: forgetit.' Pres blyteriaa.
- Religion the best Test,
Lora Barleigh, one of the greatest states
.Eogland's - Moirglorious epoch—the
age' of Qieen Elizabeth-- -- useki to say': " I
will never Irustqanymitii whose religious
; principles are ; not cotind - ; for, he that is false
to God, can never be. true to man.", This,
dear yonngrfriends,is doubtless the experi
;me° of many others, as : it is only another
`'form;, of 'ekpressing the great truth con
tained in the words of the Apostle John :
"If a man love not his brother whom he
'bath _Seen, how can he loVe.. God whoin he
hath not seen,?,' -.He that fails in reverence
to God, will surely lack deference toward
his fellow men • one that can all unmoved,
receive and enjoy ; day' by day, the many
blessings of l a bountifal Providence, we can
bait* cfpeet pi-. 4114 evincing gratitude fur
! .) o§„runik9r i NFOiligs;iie l repeives from those
Aibetit, him ; ,and can lightly:set aside
or'dieobeTtla i e laws of his God, will' riot be
1014 to piove an 'obedient child- organ or
derly citizen. — leper..
A Gd - 04 APS* er•
•. ' ' ' • ';
A good aopedota 0e Professor Agasstz is
told a'new - votaitte'in press. The Profv
tiovitail &Cline& to, deliVer a lecture before
csOme lynefun:oripublic Stioiety, on:account
7 41 - Arkg i tilrp,aftg VijolyinpvioynfreotTes. given
:by 'hillOit# Misil.e,uporrhis,.studisancl babirs
'of tliouitte. , ',The geritlehien - Wliobad been
LO -Continned , to _press
Irtherinvitation attiring him that. the Snietv
That is-,. ; n0 . ,inducement to me,"
replied, Agassiz; "I can not afford to waste
my tithe in Ana ng money.
We - cointheind this answer of the enthusi
astic naturalist to Christians, whose great
business it Is, - or *should be, to honor Christ
and save siiitieris,';, Hbw can they affvd to
- waste so -much time in making: money ?
How eau they neglect for this base object,
the: laying up r of treasures in heaven?—
farts and lAtattings.
NEWSPAPERS. —l3r. Johnson when in the
fullness of years and ..knowledge, said, "1
never..take .a newspaier without finding
something Would have *trued i, a loss
not to have seen; never without deriving
from it instruction and amusement,"
HEARERS will always give speakers their
attention., if:speakers give hearers some
,thing to, attend . to. That the , former,
be interested, it is necessary that the latter
bei,nteresti ng - Enimouft. ILet min
isters wh6 are plagued With Aletupy heaters,
think of this. PoisiblY they may sometimes,
suspect that they should share in the
"jlow is it.you always contrive to have
iriOney for charitable objects," asked one
journeyman of another, "and to buy books
as yon do? Why, Yon have a little library
already. ,Ny . wages are as good as yours,
1 . 301 canVo it.' ,
"I spend i'rio money for cigars, for soda,
for oysters, for night sappers of any kind;
neither do I run - up a bill at the stables,"
was the answer.
WORKING CIIRAP--a What does Satan
pay yint'swearing ?" 'asked a gentleman.
don't pay me anything," was the
‘f Well - you work clwap • to lay aside the
character of a gentleman • to inflict so much
pain, on your friends and civil people; to
suffer; and, lastly AO risk losing your own
precious soul; and all for nothing. y You
certainly do work cheap—very cheap in
deed."—From. Arthur's Magazine.
ONE JJANGITActE.—I have heard of a
Hindoo, and a New ealender who met upon
the'deck of a' missionary ship. They had
'been , "aonverted iioni 'their -heathenism, and
were brothers in _Christ, but:they could not
,speak tcr,eaph other. - Theppointed to their
shook hands, , smiled in one another's
feces; but that - was, all, At last a happy
thought oeeurred : to the Hindoe. With
sudden" joy 'he lexclaimed, " Hallelujah I"
The New Zealander, in delight, cried out
"Amen l" , Those two,words, not found in
their own heathen tongues , but given them
by the Gospel, were to them the beginning
again of " one lappage'ind one speech."
VALUABLE INSTITUTION.7---OEle of the
_anniversaries of the season
was held idthe . Philadelphia Home for In
digent Vridowei and' Single WoMen on the
18th- init.; The Inatitrition has bees in
, oVeratiottforifortyVoneynars, and has proved
an ieminent blessing to many aged and
wort4 i women. ,Thsr% t hsve been seventy
eight`ininates in "the house during the past
rim: - They are provided forin much comfort,
land receive manynkitid= attentions from the
benevalenteladies _whoa° admirably manage
establishment. .The ii•eceipts of the year
were $16,1444, and the„ expenditures $l4„.
360.2 f ; - but the balaien in the treasury will
be abiorbed by outstanding debta.—Preaky