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DAVID MoKINNEY and JAMES ALLISON, Editors.
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But why should we murmur, her soul dwells with
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Iler troubles are euded,, she's gone to her rest,
And sings it glad song with the host,..of
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Driitigfittildool; and refreshing, where 'pleigures
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For the gloiy of God, Shines with splendor more
Oh, could we behold her in heaven to-night,
With a crown an her forehead, a robe of pure
And a harp, whose rich melody floats through
Oh, then, would we wish that we too were all
And we shall be there, if faithful we prove,
And join the sweet song of the Lamb's dying
To him who redeemed us and washed us from
Be glory, for ever, and ever, Amen
Cross Creek Village.
Pull Proceedings of the Convention at
According to a published invitation, a Conven
tion of Ministers and Elders met in Concord, on
Tuesday, March 16, 1869, at one o'olook P. M.,
for mutual consultation and prayer on the sub
ject of the Revival of Godi Work and the Promo
tion of the Cause of Temperance.
After a sermon by Rev. Wm. P. Kean, on Pa.
xl ; 1-8, "I waited patiently for the Lord, and
he inclined unto me and heard my cry," &e., the
Convention was organized by making Rev. R. B.
Walker, President; Rev. Win. T. Dickson and
Rev, J. A. Dillon, Vice Presidents ; and J. R.
On motion, all the Ministers present of various
denominations, and all Elders and corresponding
Ohurob, Offieers, were considered members of the
A roll having been prepared, the following
Ministers were found to be present :
OV TUE PRZBATTBILIAN OHITROH
Rev. John Coulter,. Rev. Loyal Young, D. D.,
Rev, R. B. Walker, Rev. Newton Bran en Rev.
E. Ogden, Rev. William F. Kean, Rev. Wolin V.
Miller, Rev. John F. Boyd, Rev. J. R. Coulter,
Rev, J. S. Boyd; of the New School, Rev, Wm. T.
we Tina Evesanachir. MITENRAN 0.111311.CEL
Rev. 3. A. Dillon.
KEMBES OP THE PPABBYTEIRIAN OHIIROII
Thomas Campbell, David Russel, Jos. Glenn,
John H. Christie, Joseph Campbell, Win. Porter,
H. C. Linn, M. D , James Campbell. George
Christie, Thos. H. Bracken, James Crawford,
John McKee, David McCune, John C. McNees,
Richard Allen, Win. Brown.
OP TWO BUTUBRABI cawtou.
01 THE IitETITODIET E. O.IIIIIIOH.
M'Elvaine Graham, EN.
On motion, Rev. Loyal Young, D. D.,:ftev. John
F. Boyd, and David McCune were appointed a
Committee to propose topics for Conference in re
gard to the Revival of Go,i's Work.
Rev. Wm. F. Kean, Rev. N. Bracken, and Me-
Blvaine Graham, Req., were appointed a Com
mittee on Temperance.
The President being called upon, made some
remarks on the subject of a revival of religion.
After which, an interesting letter was read by Dr.
Young, , which was addressed to the Convention by
Rev. John Munson, whose infirmities prevented his
attendance. In connexion with the reading of this
letter, Dr. Young proceeded to speak on the sub
jeot of prayer, and gave a remarkable instance
of its being heard. Rev. John Newton, of India,
asked an interest in the petitions of the Fulton
Street Prayer Meeting for his own son, who is
attending an institution of learning in this coun
try; and who, it was found afterwards, had made
a profession bf religion a fevr days after the date
of his father's letter. Dr. Y. expressed himself
as the more interested in this case of Mr. New
ton, because they were contemporaries as students
of Jefferson College, and had often prayed to
gether for the conversion of their fellow. students.
Rev. Wxn. T. Dickson spoke concerning the
importance of a revival of religion, and on
the glory of God, as the chief end of man. Mr.
D. had once proposed a series of discourses on
the Shorter Catechism, and had never been so
deeply impressed as when preparing a sermon on
the first question. He expressed the desire that
this Convention might be followed by a spirit of
grace and of supplication.
The hymn eommenoing,
"Come Holy Spirit heavenly dove"
was then sung, and the the Convention adjourned
till 9 o'clock tomorrow morning. and closed with
prayer by Rev. John F. Boyd..
Rev. R. B. Walker preached in the evening
from Isa. lv : 8, "Incline your ear, and come
unto me," &o. ; and discussed eight satisfactory,
reasons why sinners should ootne to Christ.
Wednesday, 9 o'clock A. it..—The Convention
was opened by the singing of the 98th Psalm,
" Joy to the world, the Lcrd SR come,
Let earth mare her Htttg,..ko.,
and prayer by Dr. Young.
Rev. Wm. P. Broaden, of the United Presbyterian
Church, being now' present, was recognized as a
member; and 'also Mr. J, W. Christie, an Elder
in his church.
The Committee on the Revival of God's Work,
made the following report, which was received
The Committee appointed to bring in a minute
on the subject of Conference Relative to the Re
vival of God's Work, would propose that each
member of the Convention be called upon to give
his views on either or all the following subjects,
let. What connexion there is between prayer
and the revival of God's Work? and the kind of
prayer that God answers.
2d. What connexion there Is between Bible
truth and the revival of God's Work ? and the
proper manner of presenting truth to the minds
3d. Why does it so often occur, that the
Church become languid after a season of re
The Committee would also recommend the
adoption of the following resolutions, viz.:
Resolved, That the past experience of God's
mercy in reviving his work in this region, so far
from inducing contentment or supineness, should
make Christians the more earnest in seeking
larger measures of Div ...e influence.
Resolved, That it be recommended that minis-
tiers and other chum officers urge upun the peo
ple generally, the '..oportance of attending upon
the prayer meetin is ; and that each church get
apart a particular time on the days of inlayer
meetings for its members privately to invoke God's
blessing on those meetings.
Resolved, That while we recognize protracted
meetings as sometimes called for and as having
often proved 4 great Wising to the churches, yet
we would carefully guard against the opinion
thatGe'cl's blessing is confined to- theee extrnor.
dinary means. But, on the other. hand we may
expect a great blessing:on all the authorized and
- ordinary ineans,,When engaged in'tvith a spirit of,
The Committee 'on Temperance proposed the
following qnestions for disoneston, which were
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'What Inhaittres' should be adopted for
the promotion of the blessed cause of Temper
The consideration of these questions occupied
the attention of the Convention during the fore
noon session. Members wore called , upon to ex
press their views, and very imperfect sketches of
their remarks are here given. The questions in
regard to the increase of intemperance was first
Dr. Young was of opinion that intemperance
is on the increase. New distilleries are being
built, and are rolling up their smoke like the bot
tomless pit. The increase in their number, net
withstanding that the grain of the country is
hardly sufficient for food, shows that there is
money to be made in the business. Drinking
houses are also increasing. Though this matter
is not exactly before ns, it may not 'be amiss to
speak of the adulteration of liquors, as it is im
mediately connected with the temperance cause.
It is now almost impossible to obtain pure wine
for sacramental use. The celebrated Dr. John
Mason on a communion ()Cession in Pittsburgh,
invited the communicants to come forward and
occupy the first table ; and when there was some
hesitation oh their part, he repeated the invitation
and said, 4, Is there poison in the cup of the Lord?"
Dr. Young remarked -that in these days there is
poison in the cup of the Lord. Some dealers in
wine—in the cities—profess to furnish the pure
article, and charge a high price for it, though
there is little or no wine in what they sell, and it
co -ts them but a trifie. As to the causes of the
increase of intemperance, they are bad legislation,
and the apathy of temperance men.
Rev. N. Bracken, of Portersville. said there is
no licensed tavern in the village of Portersville,
and there is not much drinking there; but in
general he thinks intemperance is increasing.
Rev. Ephraim Ogden remarked, that temper
ance people were yielding too, much and more
than formerly to the wishes of hands employed
by them, in furnishing them liquor. The friends
of temperance have not been active enough in
Rev. Wm. F. Kean had few remeks to make.
It may not be obvious to all, that intemperance, is
increasing. But those who live near thorough.
fares, see it plainly. Two years ago a large dis
tillery was erected in Freeport. which consumed
two hundred bushels of grain, furnishing eighteen
or twenty barrels of, liquor every day. Another
distillery has arisen in Freeport, not go large;
but the building of it shows that liquor making
is profitable. Liquor is furnished for laborers in
the neighborhood of Freeport by those who did
not formerly supply it. The causes of the in
crease of intemperance are 3rarions. Temperance
men made a mistake when they attempted to lay
hold of the strong• arm of legislation, instead of
laboring to make the moral principles of the com
munity right. Mr. K. closed with remarks on
doggeries and the evil of intemperance generally.
Rev. John V. Miller thought professed Chris
tians encouraged liquor sellers too much. When
the temperance people failed to obtain the Maine
law they gave up. Do not some Christians en
courage the evil and even indulge themselves in .
the use of intoxicating liquor ?
Rev. John F. Boyd said that the people of Har
risville had succeeded two or three years ago -in
preventing any house from obtaining license to,
sell liquor there. But afterwards a distillery had
been erected in that neighborhood, which was a
great evil. Several persons in a state of intoxi
cation bad narrowly escaped freezing last Winter,
being found near this distillery.
Rev. Wm. P. Breeden agreed with former
speakers, that intemperance is increasing, and he
regarded as one important cause of this, unfavor
able legislation. Our laws shield those who are
engaged in perpetuating the evil, whereas they
should assist those who labor for its removal.
' Thomas H. Bracken could remember the time
when there was but one distillery in Butler Coun
ty. Now several may be found in a single neigh
borhood. The Germans held meetings to as
sist each other in wprk, and others are adopting
the same cuitom Who were 'formerly temperance
people. A Society had been formed lately in the
vicinity of where he lives. if temperance, people
had kept on with the old Societies which they had
eighteen or twenty years ago, the good cause
would have been greatly promoted.
M'Elviine Graham, Esq., said intemperance is
increasing. A former speaker was right in as
serting that Church members are greatly to blame
for showing countenance to the evil. Legislation
is good, but there must be something back of
legislation. The cause of temperance is a reli
gious question. Let every man do his duty. In
.his neighborhood, that of North Washington, the
young men have started a Temperance Society, and
from one hundred to one hundred and fifty young
men have signed the pledge, and, so far as he
knew, kept it. The young ladies, too, have
espoused the cause, and been active in its promo
The question concerning the measures to be
adopted for the promotion of the cause of tem
perance; was now taken up.
• Dr. Young recommended a return to Societies
and pledges of the old kind. They have accom•
plished more for the cause than anything else.
Rev. E. Ogden thought many things might be
done to promote temperance. Re would not
abandon the idea, that something may be accom
plished in the way of good legislation. A good
law he though might be enforoed.
Rev. William F. Keen was not opposed to legis
lation, but to ceasing other efforts. A prohibi
tory law would not release the members of the
Church from the duty of keeping before the minds
of the children, and the people generally, the
great evils of intemperance. We never should
have . given up our organizations. We must re
turn to them, and never cease our efforts.
Rev. John V. Miller was in favor of legislative
action. And to obtain this, the people must send
to the legislature temperance , men. Those who
were formerlY more active must wake up, and
there must be unionand effort; the people of God,
especially, must be More, decidedly in favor of
Rev. John F. Boyd said this subject of the
means to be employed in promoting temperance
is one of great importance. There is too much
apathy amongst good people. Do ministers
preach enough on the subject? Every member
Of the church should be urged to do hie duty.
If all the different denominations would actively
oppose intemperance, what great good might be
Rev. Jame.' S. Boyd was in favor of beginning
with the children ; this is the only way to suc
ceed. If we would have a congregation well in•
doctrinated, we must 'begin by instructing the
children. And in making other efforts, we shall
succeed, only by ,beginning with the children.
It is so in the cause of temperance. Mr. B. re
lated what he had seen and heard lately in Pitts
burgh. Peter Sinclair, Esq.. the celebrated
Scotch temperance lecturer, was addressing a
large meetiog of children, numbering five thous
and. Mr. S. took a vote of the children, as to
the comparative usefulness of a light house and
lifiboat. Mr. Sinclair then went on to show the
children that a light house which would give
warning of danger, or direct the mariner in a
safe course, was better than a life boat, though
the latter was useful too, when a disaster to a
vessel bad taken place. So it is better to give
our attention to the children and prevent their
becoming intemperate, than to neglect them, and
aftewards aim at their reformation.
• Rev. Wm, P. Broaden said that preaching the
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Gospel. faithfully is the great means to he used
in arresting the evil of intemperance. The aid
of legislation should also be sought. Voluntary
associations will be useful, too, when they are
under the direotion of the Church. Such adso
ciations should be under the control of the
Church: It is an institution of Ttivine appoint
ment. Temperance Societies were originally
under the direction , of the Church ; but after
wards persons outside 1 or. the Church, had
managed them, and the cause had thus received
Rev. ,Tohn Coulter appreciated the remarks of
Mr. • Broaden. The first Temperanne Spoiety
,Butler, County was formed nndsr. the' suprisind,
of his church in Ratler.' At first only ikiit~i tarsi
alittotlerlTealiers. t eg:ped standing tiiioAwiei eV'
fliettoreatt"ndr,ttp,on tOaddress temperaneemeetings.
lint afterwards despisers of religion were made
prominent in the cause. The result was, that
good people were disgusted, and abandoned the
Rev. W. T. Dickson spoke of the great impor•
tone° of this subject. The main points, however,
had been dwelt upon. The Church is the great
instrumentality used by God in Introducing and
carrying out all useful reforms. As to means al
together outside of the Church, he would use the
language of a heathen, We are afraid of the
Greeks even when they bring us presents." Mr.
D. gave the Bible teaching on the subject of tem
perance. If the Bible does not favor temperance,
ho would give it up. The people must be
thoroughly instructed as to what the Bible
teaches. Right sentiments must be entertained
by the people, or laws will be useless. Of what
avail would legislation be, if the, Church herself
is wrong on this subject? Of what use 'would a
law against polygamy be in Utah? The 'Church
influences many outside of her pale, and She
should use her influence in favor of temperance.
If we would succeed, let us begin in the pulpit,
and in the, churches, amongst the officers and
members, and then invoke the aid of law. Good
laws are useful." He had lived and preached
three years in Maine and had Seen the good effects
of the law there established. He had not seen
as mush drunkenness in three months in a town
twice the size of Butler, although he was in the
street almost every day;As can be seen in the
little town of Sunbury, every day. .
Rev. R. B. Walker Tolled almost exclusively on
the good old plan of Temperance Societies formed
and conducted in the fear of God. For Although
laws are good, the people must be right on the
subject. The agitation of ,the subject does good.
As a colporteur some years ago, he called at the
house of a distiller, and while there, heard this
conversation between the owner of the•establish
ment and a neighbor, who had just come in :
" Well, what are you going to do ? are you going
to give up the business of distilling altogether ?"
The whisky maker answered, " I thought I would
be obliged to give up. The temperance people
kept up such a buzz about the matter, that I was
afraid they would blow the heads off my. stills.
But they are cooling off a little and I think I
will give the stills another run."
The Conimittee on Temperance having been re-,
quested to draft an expression of the sentiments
of the Convention, on this subject, reported the
following, which was unanimously adopted :
Ist. Prom all the facts which have developed
themselves in the history of our country for some
time past, it is the firm conviction of this Con
vention, that intemperance is greatly on the in•
crease, and that the causes which- have mainly
contributed to this sad result, are the, want of
wholesome legislation and the sinful apathy of
the friends of temperance.
2d. That in order to counteract the evils of
intemperance, 'which have , obtained such a fearful
ascendency, and in order to remove the curse
entirely, it becomes the duty of the Church of
Christ in its ministry, and in its membership, to
take a much higher stand on this subject, than it
has assumed for some time past, in reviving Tem
perance Societies, and in circulating the total
abstinence pledge. The pulpit should' utter its
voice more folly and decidedly—the discipline of
the Church should be exercised more rigidly and
fearlessly, and all Christians should unite their
energies more earnestly on this subject than ever
before ; for whilst the Church has been com
paratively slumbering, the enemy has been sleep
lessly engaged in doing the work of death.
The Convention having had a recess of one
hour to obtain refreshments, proceeded to con
sider the subject of A Revival of God's Work; and
this ocoupitid the whole' of the afternoon. The
three topics proposed by the Committee, were
kept in view by the speakers, a few of whose re
marks are here given.
Dr. Young spoke of the solemnity and import
ance of the subject now to be discussed. Prayer
forms a large part of our religiOns exercises.
Whatever songs we adopt in worship, they
are made up to a great extent of prayers.
Prayer, as to its kind, must be fervent, humble,
&c. Bible truth must be published. But as to
the best • manner of presenting it, the speaker
would rather wish to receive instruction himself,
than to attempt teaching others. We ministers
all fail in our manner of preaching. As to
protracted meetings, they are sometimes called
for, and prove a great blessing; but we should
remember that no set of men can, by a series of
meetings, produce a true revival of religion, unless
God will grant a time of refreshing. In regard to
the languishing of churches after a revival of
religion, it does not always occur.- Some of the
revivals, with which Western Pennsylvania was
blessed in her• early history, were continued, for
Rev. E. Ogden said, when God's people con
tinue to pray, they will either obtain a blessing
immediately, or afterwards, when God sees fit to
grant it. But the prayers must be those of faith.
Much unbelief is mixed with our prayers. In
presenting the truth of God's Word, we should
do it plainly, kindly, &c., as did our Saviour
himself. One reason that oburchee languish
after a time of refreshing is, that they feel a
satisfaction or spiritual pride on account of what
has been done.
Rev. William F. Kean thought there is every
kind of connexion between prayer and the revival
of God's work.. There is an indissoluble con
nexion. In fact, wherever there is one, there is
the other. Re spoke of old Dr. Brownie reproving
his students for making their prayers too general,
praying for the Jews and Gentiles,. &c., instead
of offering petitions for those around them, for
individuals, for particular churches, for them
selves, &c. The old Dr. said, such general
prayers never reached above the heads of those
who offered them. Mr. K. related an instance of
a great revival having commenced at Canonsburg,
many years ago, when all the Church seemed
asleep, but two obscure women who were in the
habit of offering their fervent petitions by, the
side of. ,a haystack, for God's blessing upon their
He spoke also, of Luther's earnest importunate
prayer that the Lord would spare the life of his
friend Philip Melancthon, who appeared near
death, which prayer was answered. In presenting
truth, we must imitate Jesus the great Preacher.
The languishing of churches after a revival, is a
great field for conference. He feared to enter it,
but there is no doubt the fault lies at the door of
Rev. John V. Miller said, the idea is a striking
one, that there is an inseparable connexion be
tween prayer and the revival of God's work. Mr.
M. spoke at some length of the kind of prayer
that must be offered, of the manner •in which
ministers should preach, of the holy, lives they
should live, of the enoourageutent they have to
BOW in tears, as they shall reap in joy, &c.
Rev. John P. Boyd spoke of the necessity of
making special prayers. God's people should feel
that all outward means will be unavailing, and
but :increase the guilt of those who engage in
them, unless the Spirit is poured out. The law
and Gospel should both be,faithfully preached.
Mr, Boyd being obliged to leave the Convention
shortly, was called upon to lead in prayer before
leaving, which he did, making special petitions
for the venerable John Munson and his church, as
he had asked to be remembered in prayer.
Rev. William P. Breeden said, we must feel our
wants if we would pray aright.
He referred to the case of the Pharisee, and
Publican. We must come to the throne of grace
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We must, after all, depend upon God's blessing to
attend our labors.
Thomas H. Bracken remarked, that while
preaching is one principal means of advancing
religion, there are other means. The elders have
a work to do as well as the ministers. They have
been sleeping. They have too generally thought
their only work was to attend meetings of Session
and vote yea or nea. But there are many ways
in which they may-advanoe the interests of the
Church. They must sustain the ministers in
establishing and keeping up prayer meetings.
They must attend those meetings punctually.
Mr. B. knew an instance of great good resulting
from the establishment of a prayer meeting in a
neighborhood before destitute of any similar
means of grace.
Rev. Wm. T Dickson spoke of the nature of
prayer, and why it is connected with the revival
of God's work. Everything seems to have been
said that needs to be' said on the preaching of
the Word. They truth must be proclaimed. All
beyond the circle where truth extends, is black
ness and darkness. Mr. D. thought the desire
for great preachers and great sermons is passing
away. It is natural for a minister to- attempt
making polished sermons. But he was glad that
the ablest theologians now adopt the plainest
method of presenting truth. The Word of the
Spirit may be so wrapt up -by flowers as to prevent
its touching the heart. Mr. D. made further.re-,
marks on revivals, the languishing of churches,
&o. He thought if there was as much secret
prayer as should be, it would-not-be necessary to
continue meetings from day to day, and from
night to night, almost to the extinguishment pf. .
the physical powers, in order to see far greater
results than are generally witnessed.
Rev. R. B. Walker remarked that as to prayer,
it was as the Saviour expressed it, Be it unto
you according to your faith." And as to the man
ner of . preaching he would be far from undertak
ing to instruct his brethren. Some things, how
ever, are matters of common sense. There ought
to be always some prominent truth or duty pre
sented in a plain way. There should be earnest
ness; and we should be direct,,making it clear
that we address what we say to• our hearers and
not to others. The whole trutli pipet be present
ed, but Jesus Christ and him °hafted should be
prominent. This subject will moStreadily melt
The Convention took a. recess till after public
worship in the evening.
Dr. Young preached in the evening to a: large
and' attentive congregation, from Solomon's Song
v 2, " I sleep, but my heart Waketh," &o.
After public worship, the Convention passed
vote of thanks to the people nfOoncord, for their -
hospitality in' tr6viding-acj3tifinotititiOnL. for its*
The Clerk was authorized to publish the pro
ceedings of the Convention in the Banner and
Adoocate, the United Presbyterian, and the Butler
papers. A few parting words were, spoken by
the President, and the Convention was closed
This meeting of the friends of Zion 4tnd "the
cause of Temperance, was at least a very pleaeant
one. There was not, perhaps, es deep feeling as
has been experienced in some Conventions, , but an
excellent spirit prevailed during the whole meet
The people .of Concord were deeply interest
ed, as was shown by the large and attentive con
gregations that were present during both the
preaching and the sessions of the Convention.
For the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate.
Revival in the. Church of Centre, Presby
tery of Allegheny.
DEAR BANNER :—You . will be happy to
learn that God has in great mercy, revived
his work in the church of Centre, in the
Presbytery of Allegheny. Soon after the
Convention in Pittsburgh, in 1857, the
people of God were stirred up to pray for a
revival. Prayer-meetings were increased in
number and interest. In June and Octo
ber, eleven were added on examination.
Thirty.one were added on last Sabbath, af
ter a series of meetings, which.were contin
ued for nine days, with a short,interruption.
At these meetings we had the assistance of
Brothers Walker and Boyd. Eight adults
received the ordinance of baptism. One
cheering feature of the revival is, that four
teen of those added were heads of families.
The rest were mostly youths.
LOn.don, Mercer Co., Pa., March 31.
Vor the Prethybninn Banner and Advocath.
Upper Ten-Mile. --Resignation, of, Doctor
At a meeting of .the congregation of Up.
per Ten-mile, Washington County, Pa., held
April 4th, 1859, the followiog preanable and
resolutions were unanimously adopted :
WHEREAS, Our beloved pastor, Dr. E C.
Wines, feels it hisluty to dissolve the pas ,
total relation he now sustains toward us, in
order to more fully and ably complete his
valuable work as an author; therefore,
Resolved, That while we cannot refuse
the request of our pastor to take his leave
of us; yet we do, so with heartfelt regret,
and under a deep sense of our very, great
lose of him as a worthy, and faithful shep
Resolved, That during his labor of five
years among us, his faithfulness, and con
sistent piety as a minister, his kindness and
sympathy in all our afflictions, his readiness
to engage in every good word and work,
entitled him to our highest regard as a friend
Resolved, That in view of 'his removal,
we heartily tender him our best wishes: for
his future usefulness, and that he has our
sincere desires for the happiness of himself
Resolved, That the Secretary furnish the
Rev. Dr. Wines.with a copy of,these reso
lutions ; also, a copy to the Banner and
Advocate. Wm. V. DAY, Mod.
nos ; Ranna, Say.
AGE may `swear and waste a mother's
beauty, strengt4, and estate; but, her rela
tion as, a mother, is as the sun, when he
goes forth in his might; for it is always in
the meridian, and he knoweth no evening.
The person may be gray -headed, but her
motherly relation is ever in its flourish. It
may be Autunin, yea Winter with the wo
mon ; but`with the mother as mother, it is
From our London Correspondent.
The Neapolitan Refugees—Arrival, in LondonL-The
Novententon their Bella John Bull gins
.Moneyibithout a DitiQrP•LThe Sufferings of the'
hilts and their Clainss—The King !of Naples
Dying-i-Saired of Austria by the Lombards—
"Alarming Indications of Coming War—The
Pope and/Lis " Swiss "—Plants, t of the French
BmperorThe Reform Question and its Future—
Mi. Gladstone and the-'-lonians—Controversy
abouL" The. Treetiges,"—Social Progress of the
Wo;king ClassisThe Christian Leaders of
Philanthriiy:-2:Dieetteelon al Kings' Cross Dr,.
r McLean Us yter~s~;n
17 7 , ` , •
DON Mar oh .LUTrn, 1859.
THE NEAPPIFTZWISEFUGIES' who landed-
last week at Cork, are all either in London
at this moment, or on their way to it. Ph:
appeal made by the press on behalf of this
noble band of witnesses for liberty, is meet
ing with an enthusiastic response. Lord
Shaftsbury is at the head of a Committee of
the foremost men of all parties, the Lord
Mayor is . organizing another Comniittee, and
there is no doubt that a large sum will be
realized for the benefit' of the exiles. They
number sixty , six persons, including Peorio,
Seitembrint, and Spavento, men eminent
in station and in 'gifts, who trusted the
word, nay, the oath, of that worst and
basest of monarchs, the King of Naples, and
who, the moment that he was able, thrust
them into his gloomy dungeons, there to
The Mayor. of Cork, Mr. Arnott, a
Seetchn2an and a Presbyterian, writes to the
Times an affecting letter, accompanied by a
cheek for £lOO. He says that several of
the exiles, when they landed at Cork, knelt
down and kissed the soil on which theytrod
as freemen, and no longer the slaves of despot
ism. .He observes how, with silent sorrow,
he had marked the efforts of these gentle
men to cover with their long cloaks the
worn and faded garments which they wore
beneath, and which too plainly indicated
It is not the case that they formally seized
the ship; but they protested in writing
against the American Captain taking them
away--:for a price agreed on with the agents
of Naples—against their will, andunder the
flag of a free country.
A SUBSCRIPTION in England is usually
got up with generosity and, dignity. It-is
commonly said that Englishmen will only
give , their money. after, a banquet, and it is
true that many of our great charities in
London have their funds thus, in a measure
at least, replenished. But even these are
, mainly dependent on annual subscription&
As ,to the performance of great acts of
benevolence, however, we have 'malty and
increasing illustrations of the faet,that large
amp* can bela,hexi,withouta preliminary
leapt. - Vhe - Xinds, for the relief Of; the
tinfferers at Hamburg, the Irish famine, tia
cholera of 1832, the Patriotic Fend for the
snrvivora and children of the Crimean army
of 1855, the Indian, Widows' and Orphans'
Fund of 1857, were all supplied without
any suet. stimulus.
Good men may swept money when they
need it, without dishonor. So was it with
patriots like Henry Grattan and Richard
Cobden. So with. Captain Coran, the gen-
erous benefactor to the Foundling Hospital,
in London. When he became old and im
poverished, and was told that a subscription
for his benefit was in contemplation, he
nobly answered, accepting ,the offer, that he
had spent his substance in the cause of
charity, and that he was not ashamed, in old
age, to own that he was poor.
"It is thus,", says one of our morning
papers, " Peorio and his friends come among
us, denuded, distressed, almost destitute.
Their, life's Summer has faded away in a
hideous captivity. For years they have
lain naked and in chains in the depths of
the Slough of Despond, in the depths of the
valley of the shadow of death. And now
once more they walk the earth, freemen.
46 Bat where is their youth, where their
rank and vocations, where their health and
strength ? The hand may have lost its
cunning, the frame its, capacity to labor, the
eye its brilliance—the very brain may have
softened in the isolation and despair of hope.
less slavery. It is our duty, as it will, be
our pleasure, to open a new career for these
gentlemen, to equip them for a fresh voyage
in life; and we cannot do so without at
once and liberally administering to their
necessities. The tyrant has taken from
them, all; it must be by the hands of free
men that their scrips, are to be .refilled."
THE ICING OF NAIVES is afflicted with
a mental disease, and is said to be suffering
not only in body, but in soul. The news
that these bated men are in London, will
exasperate him • nor will it be at all pleasing
to Austria, at whose instigation, we are told,
the Neapolitan army is about to be increased
by fifteen thousand. More than this, when
the British ovation to these exiles has been
completed, all tyrants will learn that Britain
hates tyrants, and admires and sympathizes
with patriotism wherever it groans and
pines on'the European Continent.
These exiles, it is said, are to go direot to
Sardinia. That, indeed, was their intention,
even if they had been landed in the United
States., They long—how naturally—to
strike a blow, for the freedom of Italy's fair
est Provinces from the Austrian yoke ; and
they doubtless hope that in any bouleverse
anent that may arise, the Bourbon Bombe
may himself be dethroned.
Well, is it not sad that we cannot thor
oughly sympathize with Sardinia; and back
her in an unequal struggle ? Is it not to
be .deplored that , France is to be suspected
of selfish 'designs on the Italian peninsula,
and that the people might, after
but a change of masters
The HATRED o' AUSTRIA is manifesting
itself by large emigration of young men
from Lombardy into Sardinia. General
Garibaldi, of Roman-Republic notoriety, is
likely to have at least fifteen thousand of
these emigrants under his command. Many
recruits to the Austrian army pass over the
Ticino, as deserters; and it has been affirmed
—our Government here reprehending the
act—that they have been actually enrolled
in the Sardinian army. On the banks of the
Ticino - , the two.araties confront each other,
and a random shot might cause the mine
at once to explode, and bring on a war.
The Austrian funds yesterday fell at Vienna
two per cent., an& the tone of the journalS
is very energetic, and warlike. Immense
siege trains have been sent into , ltaly,, in
tended, if required, for attack on the fortified
places of Sardinia. The contracts in. France
for pairs of shoes and coats for the Sar.
Philadelphia, South WeSt Corher-of 'Seventh and Chestnut Streets
dinian army, has been raised from thirty
thousand' to fifty thousand More than this,
'the Moniieur announces that instead of four
„thousand horses for the use of the French
cavalry and artillery, , the number shall be
twenty thousand The Emperor, it is said,
is somewhat discouraged and " put out" by
finding that the Russian Czar- will net--as
lie had confidently reckoned—join this forces
j to those of ,France, in, the event of hostili
ties with, Austria.
litquiteur of tti•daY tries to hush the
'of derrilatiy,'"iild '-professes
Lord trowle'y is not Wieved to have suit
+seeded in persuading Austria to do more
than to complete the Treaty of Paris, by
consenting to the unobstructed navigation
of the Danube, which all along she has
treacherously endeavored to interfere with.
Counter propositions, as a basis of negotia
tion, seem to have been put forward by
Count Buol, the Austrian Minister; but it
is not said that Austria will do more than
" advise" the smaller States in Italy to re
form their political institutions. How could
she, when she.herself is a tyrant I
The Arehduke Maximilian, at Milan, has
the guard - d9ubled in his palace, and six
pieces of artillery have been installed in the
court yard in front of it. At a ball given
to him in. Venice—which he has just left,
and which is being fortified against a possi
ble attack from the sea—there were only
eighteen ladies present; the aristocracy and
the middle classes were alike absent, and
only military.men appeared.
THE POPE is enrolling soldiers in Swit
zerland, as he cannot trust his own sub
jects. What a satire on the pretensions of
one who claims,to be the Vicar of the
Benignant and, te Just One ! The Carni
val has been going on at Rome with all its
usual gayeties; but amid apparent thought
lessness there must be many a brooding
heart, and the Cardinals are doubtless not a
little anxious as to their future. One Car
dinal, we are told, is to be sent to Paris,
and another to Vienna, in reference to the
question of the evacuation of Rome and the
States of, the Church, by the French and
Austrian troops, respectively. That, how
ever, seems an event, still distant, unless
there should be war.
DISTRUST • still prevails.. It is affirmed
that Sardinia has applied to the French
Emperor for all auxiliary force of seventy,
five thousand men. She herself' is putting
all her available force (of eighty thousand
men,) on a war footing, and Austria is be
lieved to have, one hundred and
thousand men in Italy. The fortress of
Ferraro has been placed in a state pf siege,
and Ancona and Bologne are fOrtified.
is twortib'verifiseited-;thar the - p •
in the Moniteur, ten days ago, was not
written ,by the Emperor. Last night, in
both Houses of Parliament, and especially
in the Lords, the'-feeling-not publicly
enunciated—was • (as 'a County Member of
the Commons informs med unfavorable a s
to the • preservation ,of peace. Meanwhile,
vast sums are being lavished here, and
especially on the Continent, on warlike
preparations. Austria is poor; sods France.
The revenues of both fail far below their
wants, but their dynastic ambition will not
yield its claims. It is the old story of
classic times :
" Deliriunt reges, Plectuntur Achivi :"
in other words, monarchs will be mad enough
to quarrel and fight; and in blood and tears, in
lands lying untitled, in homes made deso
late, in taxes overwhelming, the people
must pay for it.
THE REFORM QUESTION continues to
portend a Ministerial crisis. Lord John
Russel and, Palmerston have made up their
quarrels, and the Liberals are thus unitedly
to oppose the second reading of the Minis
terial bill. It is said that Lady Palmerston
has persuaded her husband not toaccept
the Premiership if it should be offered him.
It would be an unpopular position for him
just now, but not for Lord John Russel,
whom Mr. Bright seems to trust more than
any other public man.
Meanwhile Mr. D'lsraeli has given a mys
terious intimation that he does not mean to
disfranchise the county voters in boroughs.
Who knows but that we shall see the Tories
under high pressure, even conceding a£s
suffrage in boroughs I The democracy urge
them on, and the .Tory. Squires, oppose the
inevitable. It was supposed,Jast night, in
the House, that the second reading of !the
Reform bill will be got over by the Minis
try, as the Liberals are somewhat divided,,
and a dissolution would involve members in
such expenses, and be so injurious to trade
at this time, that probably many members
would stay • away from a division. However,
all is uncertainty. The members of the
House of Commons, I am assured, are quite
at sea themselves as to the future. Never
was there a period when "shadows, clouds,
and darkness," so selemnlY rested on the
future of Europe. The wisest know 'not
what " a day may bring forth." But, the
glorious King sits on his throne, judging
right, and ordering eat things with that
Wisdom which cannot be clouded, and with
that " Patience "—with guilty men and na
tions which bears long, ere Justice—serene
ly stern, ,white robed, and inipartial-7-un
sheathes its glittering sword, and at last in
-filets the fatal stroke.
MR. GrADsTorrE has returned from Corfu,
and General Storks; an eminent officer,
reigns there in his stead, over the still re
calcitrant lonians. , A debate on the whole
subject, would doubtless be damaging to
nainistera, although Gladstone's eloquence
'would be a perfect treat on such an occasion,
even if he did not successfully defend them.
Lord Grey was about to discuss the matter•
in the House of Lords, but at the earnest,
request of Lard Derby, who pleaded the in:
convenience to the public service . that would
ensue, the matter has been adjourned.
THE LITERARY WORLD is quiet at this
moment,. The Critic has been contradicted
by Professor Nichol', of Griaskow, in a' re
cent assertion that the late Dr. George
.Combe was the author of "The Vestiges of
Creation." But the Critic says: "We ad
here to the statement. ' * * We have
made it on,the authority. of a witness whose
name in the• world of -Science is inferior to
none. As; however, Mr. Nichol]: seems, to
hint that he is in possession of the secret,
perhaps he will have no objection to inforan
us to whom, in his judgment 'we ought - to
attribute the authorshiplo' My own incl..
premien- is, and on what I believe to be good
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WHOLE N 0.842
groupas, that there was a conspiracy in the
matter, and that Mr. Robert Chambers was
one of the confederates. Combe was capa
ble of joining in such a matter, as he was
one of a cla99 who had a mortal antipathy to
Evangelical religion; and who, while benev
olent and philanthropic in their *ay, are
but pioneers to be thrust aside in the on
ward • march of • that increasing host who
aim to lift up, and to ennoble man, both
body and SOW, socially and spiritually; and
while securing for science and sanatory re
form, free development, peek,..tq 'bole
fallen.humanity, (not ignoring the fact tbst
it is fallen,) into a the highest style of- man."
THE Soore.r. PROGRESS of the working
classes is most encouraging, and here Chris
tianity leads the van in the person of men
in all ranks, of -mark and power. Shafts
hury's name is associated with Ragged
Schools and Reformatories, with short hours
in factories, and with the abolition of degrad
ing female labor in mines. The names of
Sir David Brewster, of Alexander Thomp
son (of Banohory,) of Sheriff Watson, of
Aberdeen,. and many others, are identified
with kindred movements.
Among working men themselves there is
a better spirit. Drutal dog fights and box
ing matches which used to be s,o, common in
the suburbs of London, on the Lord's-day,
are scarcely known. The greatest barrier
to improvement is strong drink; although
here, too, there is a decline in the consump
tion. The New Diocesan Mission institu
ted in London, will do good; although there
is rather too much ,of. the ".compromise"
spirit in the composition of its Committee
and its agents. " Parsons " are not quite
so detested as they used to be by artisans;
and some of them, both Church' and Non
conformist have acquired great influence for
good over this very class and their families.
. I was returning last Sabbath. evening,
aft'er preaching at Regent Square, and
found a knot of men crowded closely to
gether, near to Kings' Cross. A discussion,
by two .speakers, pro and 'con. r was going
forward about Christianity and its claims.
The secularist, a tall man with a clear voice
and much fluency, was just closing a Mir
engine, asking where Christians, real ones,
were to be found, and, of course, hitting
"the.parsons." • .His remarks were sup
ported by the backing " Hear, Hear," of
several around him, met also by the mur
murs, "or No, 1No" of others. Then be-
gin to speak,'a short, thick-set man, with
great logical power, and astonishing knowl
edge of history and Scripture. He dwelt
on the fact that the ancient nations with all
tt►eir refinement and civilization, t never
sought or attempted to abolish bondage, and
that it was only. Christianity Wit had
`` rompted to tYrtfiOncdern.times; Ile -met
the.soilhistry °Chia opponent as,-ta -the in
consistencies or 'hypocrisy of. professed
Chriatlapa, by , pointing to the character, so
faultless; of Jesus Christ, and said that this
was enough to prove him Messiah, and Di
vine. I left as the other voluble speaker
(and both were evidently of the artisan
classo was beginning again a strain similar
to what he had before indulged in. One
thing is certain, that many are thinking and
willing to hear, and while some may be
shaken and made skeptical for a time, yet
4 c 'great is the truth , and it shall prevail."
DOCMOR D. V. MOLRAR intends return
ing almost immediately to the United States.
His sojourn in this country has been at
tended by much good to the cause of relig
ion and. benevolence. His address on Amer
lean Revivals, before the Free Church As
sembly at Edinburgh, and on American
Colleges, at the English Synod at Manches
ter, were valuable. He has in London and
its neighborhood,- delivered about thirty ef
fective addresses at public meetings, of a
philanthropic or missionary character, and
he has preached the Gospel during the last
fonr or five months; abont thirty times. At
Ipswioh, where he officiated two Sabbaths,
and also delivered week, evening leettres on
Revivals, he was the instrument of awaken
ing to repentance and faith, several persons,
who have since become members .of a Chris
tian Church, and also made most salutary
impressions'on the minds of the young la
dies in an Educational Seminary in that
town. This evening he is to address the
young merlin the employment of Mr. George
Hitchcock, numbering about one hundred
and fifty persons. J.W.
P. S. _The Plnunix. Club prosecutions
are proceeding in Ireland, at Tralee. Other
arrests .have recently been made in the
County Clare. Politically, the matter ex
cites little interest.
The Protestants of Frame are still sub
to prosecutions. A decision has lately
been given by the Imperial Court 'of Col
mar, in Alsace, by which the giving to an
other of a book, controversial in its charac
ter, is a penal ,offence. The Government
"authorization" and stamp must be on a
book, otherajle it may be stopped at any
time, in its oiroulation. A zealous man,
named Bessner, was declared- " guilty " of
giving a German "book entitled "-The Doe
trine of the Holy Scriptures in the Wor
ship ,of Mary," and "to prevent a, repeti
tion of the offence," he was fined fifty
francs, with costs
I have received a most interesting letter,
signed "D. A. Murdock," and dated "Mt.
Vernon, Lawrence .Co, Mo., Feb.," send
ing a gold dollar in the name of his two
little daughters, Alforeto Louisa and Da
alla Robarts, seven and four years of age,
who• read in, the Banner, , my, Appeal for help
to our Ladies' Bazaar, from the ',dies of the
United States, and the furnishing by them
of "An American Table." Mr. M. is a
missionary in the far West, and it is not
without emotion' :I .hivei, re beived this gift
from his, dear• children. It is the only eon
tribution Ilieve yet heard of from /Wen
ca. The Bliaar is to be held on the 26th,
27th,, aid' 28th—of April. Mr. Murdock
will aocept . 4his =form of thanks; .and also
understand Me when. I say, " Do not send,
unless, by hand, the-ether article."
Low. tip!"Look up !" thundered the
enptnintoL a vcssel,, ae , his boy grew giddy
while gazing from the topmast. ' co Look
Up I" The boy 'looked up, and returned in
safety. Youngman, look up, and !you will
emceed.. Never, look down and ,despair.
Leave 'dangers 7 umpred for, and push on.
If you falter, you lOse. Look up I Do
right, and trust in God.
Mounsuraa far sin is the seed oat of
which the flower of spiritual joy grows.