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Presbyterian Manner. Val. VII, NIP. 35. I
Presbyterian Advireates Vets 111, Nee 301
DAVID MeEINNEY and JAMES ALLISON, Editors.,
To a Mother.
My friend your little nhrseling's gone,
He's left you in this world . of- oars;
His young angelic 'spiiit's' flown,
To breathe in pure eeleetlal air.
Ms joyous faoe, to you so clear,
You'll see no more, nor e'er, receive,
Ills sweet caress, nor will you herr
llis artless prattle, yet, believe.
No mere you'll see dieenve upon
Me infant forte, now fa , . aunt';
Beyond the clouds, beyond the sun,
He dwells in everlasting day.
Though but A child, the voice he heard,
Which called his infant soul away;
It was the Saviour's gentle word,.
Ipt must not, dare not, disobey.
Tlieu 'weeping mother dry your tears,
Your little . boy is 110 W at rest;,
He feels no pain, he knows 110. fears,
He sweetly sleeps on jeans' breast.
Cali'd to resign your treasure here,
Let isim to Godlm freely given ;
Re's gone where not a sigh or tear,
Can' comit. reach' him,' he's-in heaven.
When called to leave this world of cam ,
0, may your spirit Boar on high;
And may you greet your loved one there,
And reign pith him above the sky.
There, in that holy, happy land,
/Hokum nor aorrow e'er shall come;
Jesus we wait for thy command,
To call our longing spirits home.
Wapello, lowa, 1869. MATTIE.
Nor the Presbyterial Danner and Adyoonte.
DESION OE THE ATOOEMENT CONTINUED.
6. Having shown• what the Atehement
was not designed to do, I only add that It
was designed to do what it actually does.
And this can be ascertained only from the
Bible. As to the design of Guist in' the
Atonement, the following '.passages are full
to the point, and manifest that design be
yond all reasonable douht.--1. Tim. i : 15,
already quoted, " This is a faithful saying,
and worthy of all aeceptatiiin, 'that . Christ
Jesus came into the world to save sinners." `
His design, then, was to " save sinners,"
and of course to do whatever might be neees•
sary to accomplish that design. Again, the
design of his incarnation including all the
humiliation to which submitted was, as
announced by the an to "save his people
from. their sins "—Mat. i 2L Now, if
his people are not savd from tkeir-sins,.
their guilt, pollution, and power, Christ
fails to accomplish the object of,
mission. Again, it is.said, (Luke xix,:lp;)
" For the Son of Sian is come to seek SOO
to save that which was lost" But, can
Christ perform his errand: to our.lost world,
if the full salvation of litito
solutely secured ?- A.gaio ) t.tteuteinitldy (I.atin
10,) "He shall see hitimed ; and Torg!l,l
11, " He shall glee of the travail dr .his soul'
and shall be satiefied:!? • But if Jesus Christ
shall not see his entire spiritual seed on the,
plains of glory, or the actual results of . " the
travail of his soul" in the positive eternal
salvation of his people, the Father's, prom
ise to the Son must have failed of accom
plishment. Further, Paul says, (Heb.
14, 15,) that Jesus Christ partook of flesh
and blood, "that through death be might
,him that had the power of death,
that is the Devil, and deliver them who,
through fear of death, were all thelidife
time subject to bondage ;" from whfc the
conclusion is inevitable, that the design, of
Christ's incarnation, sufferings and death
was the positive salvation of all his people.
Not a word is said about a salvable condi
tion ; or a salvation which does not save, or
a salvation equally designed for all, but
which secures the salvation of none
Again : Paul says to Titus, ii : 14, " He
gave himself for us, that he might redeem
us from all iniquity, and purify unto him
self a peculiar people, zealous of good works."
His design is here most Clearly expressed,
viz , "to redeem us from all iniquity."
Can this mean less than a positive and corn•
pieta salvation? True, "for us," cannot
mean all mankind, but must be confined to
his own people of whatever name. If this
expression included the whole race, the rest
of the passage would not be true, as all
mankind are not thus "redeemed from all
iniquity, and purified unto himself a pe
culiar people, zealous .of good works."
If he came to do this for all man
kind, then has the kind Redeemer
been greatly disappointed. An ex
pression of similar import, and, if possible,
still more conclusive as to the design of
Christ in coming into the world, is found in
v ; 25-27, " Christ loved the Church
and gave himself for it; that he might
sanctify and cleanse it, by the washing of
water by the word; that he might present it
to himself a glorious Church, not having
spot or wrinkle, or any such thing, bat that
it should be holy and without blemish." In
the light of this passage, the design of the
Atonement is as clear as the noonday.
"He gave himself for the Church," i. e.
for all true believers; "that he might
seedily and cleanse the . Church," Ste.
Here is the express design . of his sacrificial
death, limited manifestly to the Church; in
deed the whole'passage would he utterly nu.
true as applied to all mankind, but gloriously
true as applied to the Church, e, the
people of God. If Christ gave himself for
all as he did for the Church, that he might
sanctify, and cleanse, and save all as as•
suredly will the Church, then has the .com
passionate Saviour failed to accomplish his
design ; and Paul, too, was inspired to teach
what facts contradict and utterly falsify.
Take another passage equally conolusive,
[Gal. iv, 5 ] " When the fullness of time
was come, God sent forth his Son, made
of a woman, made under the law, to redeem
them that were under the law, that we
might receive the adoption of sons." Re
demption and Adoption, then, are the
blessings which the Father designed to se
cure for us in sending his Son. Are all
men partakers of these blessings ? If so,
Universalism follows ; if not, surely God
did not design them for all; or, if he did,
both the Father and the Son were greatly
disappointed. Once more : 2. Cor- v : 21.,
" He hath made him to be sin for us [a sin
offering] who knew no sin, that we might
be made the righteousness of God in him."
Now unless we suppose God designed what
he knew would never be accomplished, we
are driven to the cotielusion that Christ was
made a ain-offering for those and those only
who do become " the righteousness of God
in him." If this conclusion be rejected,
the only alternative is, that the •Father and
the Son have failed to do what Paul, by
inspiration, declares they designed to do l ;
7. The very nature of the. Atonement de-
dares its design ; for if, as we have seen, 1
the Atonement be-that full satisfaction to 1
the law .and justice of God for the sins of
men, whioh seoures reconoiliation and .eter
nal salvation to all, for whom it was de
rignAdi •then the inference is inevitable that
God did not design its saving benefits for all
meri t unless he designed to save all men.
If Christ made, full satisfaction for all the
sins 'of all men, then every principle of right
deMands the salvation of all men. Armin;
ians claim that , Christ has rendered: such
satisfaction ; and then the, question arises,.
how, if satisfaction be co extensive with ail
the eine of all men, God's law and justice
can. possibly claim any further satisfaction ?
For the sake of those <who may not have
the , Book of - Discipline at hand, I quote
verbatim: its. own language on this subject,
Sec. 2. t Art. 20, "The offering of Christ
onoe t riaade, is that perfect redemptibri,•pro
pitiation and satisfaction for all. the sins of
the whole world, both original and actual."
Language cannot more clearly teach the
doctrine of universaUridemrition, propitia
,tion,'and satisfaction.. : . ... - ,
,It is, first, universal- redemption; i.. e.
Maid has by his vicarious death, bought
back all mankind from that state, of bondage
and wrath to whirih eirt had consigned them.
Of coursepthe justice of-God min :base:-nor
fitither olaim'against them, elsor ; thisv," per. -
fent redemption:" hi,still. imperfect:' : It-. is,
Secondlyi- universal propitaition I t i. e. God=
is rendered perfectly propitiouLto all man
kind, and, of coureeilt !Were a: contradiction
to say. that God is angry with and . of the
race, David being; mistaken in the assertion
[Ps. vii: 11]:that " God is angry with the
wicked every day." It is, thirdly, "perfect
satisfaction for all the sins or the whole
world, both original and actual." But if
the , eatisfaction made by Christie." perfect"
why any further satisfaction ? Does law or
justice demand a second payment of 'the
same debt ? According to the- Arminian
theory, Christ has perfectly redeemed all;
made God perfectly propitious to all, and
has perfectly satisfied Divine law and jus
tice for all the siiiink lail idenJorAgirial and
actual. What more then is neocaaary to
secure the salvation of all, men r But' re
plies die Arminian, if tiinners.do'not believi
and repent, they, reap no saving
,benefit . from
the Atonement; admitted; but are not,un
belief and impenitence sins? . And does not '
Arminianism teach that Christ has made
"perfect redemption, `projatiation; Anti tiatl,
istaotion for all the 0.116 , of;thee whole
world 7" And if so, 'are nOt . the sine 6e nn
belief Jog , imperdtence_inclatled in. ",,all
the pins of the whole world?" Or did he
omit or forget to atone for those sins ? And
if so, is not such an omission fatal to the
whOle work of Christ ? Could it possibly
benefit the sinner to be told that all his
sins except ,two have been Atoned; for,- hnt
that either of these, vdaatoned will sink the
'soul to perdition as certainly rie two grap,d
leilts will sink the noblest .sh e ip ? Let men
talk about the conditions- of sal9tion as they
please, if it be true that' Christ has made
- '"perfeettredemption, propitiation; and eat=
Isfaction for all the bins of all 'men," then
ItheDivine character' and Government (ive
would say it with the utmoetreverence,) will
sustain an eternal blot,/ if ft. 801 .4 1 47.!iinner
. 'ilCieternally 105t. 4 This - Wein manifest
`'justice io the - compassionate Savickiir'whd,
' aticorditigtO tgentringeideliin' oftilitt - At.`"
nal' cc:Nib:int, his a 'right to • see of the
travail` of his soul"—injustice to redeemed
sinner's Whom surety paid their ransom-Floe
to the uttermost farthing, nay, in every as
pent, an eternal monument .of injustice in
view of an intelligent Universe: z.: '.
'for the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate.
There is something very interesting in
the union of two persons, as life companions.
There is a world of happiness or misery
each, decending on the result. The
day-dreams at years, the bright hopes of
many rapt hours, are about to meet a glad
fulfillment, or to be blasted in hc!peless dis
appointment. Few are so bold or selfish as
not to wish well to the young couple, and
fee,l, an interest, in their future destiny.
The Christian, Barely, does not need to be
told that it is appropriate to seek the special
blessing of God, in entering such a relation.
But all professed. Christians do not observe
the courtesy which the occasion demands.
We have , often noticed that the regular
pastor, on such oceasions, is Slighted. Per
haps the young gentleman or lady, a mem
ber of his church, whom he has visited, with
whom he has prayed, for whose conversion
be has watched, who has.been given, at
length, through the mercy, of God, as a•seal
to his ministry, and who has become, to him,
through long watching,. as, a brother or
Aster, a son or daughter, in the hour of
joy, turns away from the- pastor for the ,
presence of another.
We say nothing of the trifling fee, the
loss of which, is often a matter of perfect
indifference, where the unkind slight, im
plying he is not thought of, has pierced a.
generous minister to the soul; and by
forcing him to feel that his labors were not
appreciated, he has been shorn of half the
strength with which be went forth to labor.
When such treatment is frequent, we could
excuse any man who would wish to leave
the field. This treatment is frequently ex
cused by the plea that,'tbe couple . are of
different church connexion. But this is no
excuse. Custom has given the lady her
choice in this matter, and the husband that
would turn away , her choice from her pastor,
betrays an exacting spirit, very ~ s uggestive
of, tyranny in after life; and the , lady—who
yields this before marriage, may expect
many very humbling concessions to be re
quiredin domestic life. We have known a
minister called to visit the sick and , attend
funerals in a family, and totally neglected on
the more joyous occasion of a marriage.
This is very far from the courtesy each one
would expect for himself, and which is so
necessary to make a pleasant state of feeling
between a minister and people. A.
Nor the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate
I. Levity in entering it, or while in it;
skipping up as one would mount a coach•
box, and a general air of unconcern during
the various exercises. It is a solemn thing
to be s‘ an ambassador for Christ."
2. Reading the Seriptures badly, and
without having previously studied the pas
sage, and entered fully into its spirit. So
also of the hymns. There are few good
pulpit readers Note.—lt is not necessary,
in giving out the psalm or hymn, to an
nounce the metre, when all the people have
books. Nor is it necessary always to read
over the whole of a familiar hymn.
3. The use of awkward expressions ; e.g.,
" our every heart ;" " a spirit of consecra
tion, devoteilness, and engagedness to Christ;"
the two latter being synonymous with the
first, and of doubtful authority as good
English. I lately heard a sermon from an
excellent brother, in which these, and simi,
lar loose expressions, were repeated a dozen
times or more. •
4. Preaching: too long. The same good
brother mentioned above, preached away,
"ONE THING IS ' NEEDFUL:" "ONE THING moirgir:p#SlßEr) OF THE LORD:" "THIS ONE THING I DO."
PUBLICATION OFFICE, GAZETT2 BUILDING, F 1 , ' ' i'ol 0, '
FOR THE WEEK ENDIMVSATURDAy„ MAY 21, 1559.
in great measure, the .iropression produced
by an excellent sermon, by holding on and,
tapering of for some twenty minutes after
he eoght. to have stopped. Alael
often 'have. I, heard , a good. Sermon' 'spoiled
in) this Way. , riot necessary to go ovAr
all the inferences, and practical , remarks,
wide' you have noted down: You. had)
better drop them all, if your main - Oita
have been well discussed, 'rather' than
weary the people by lady, '2dly, 3dly, and
4thly, jug) at the close of - ,a ,sermon which
has been long: enongh -without them:
But enough for the present;'Q.
Per the Presbyterian Banner and Adreate. ;
The Presbytery of Connecticut. wet in Thorapr
Rev. James Gabby ;Was' dismisied to the Nee
bytery of Now . Yqrk. •
Rev. G. W. Connitt, .and elder "Alexis Pratt,
were elected• ConnuissiOners ,to. the_ General As ;
serobly 4altirnates C. idanei and, ilder
Th'e Overture of the Jkssedifiljoili the Danis
sion of the Ministry,. was answered. In-the nega
Since any action of the I"iestrytery has been
published,`Rev. C. W: Adams:has been-received
from the. Presbytery of HattoFer ,
and installed over :the okays:Mc itk,llVniPesF4 ll , o n
where hi&labors h'av'e been greatly blesei , ii ; more
than: one hundred having been added to the
church:: • - •
As's', a., A. Magee has also.beett received from
the Presbytery, of Nassau, and is , at present
Stated - Sulipli of the oheichiriPrOvideube:
The need of sound .Piesbyierianism in New
England, isittpreasiug daily, X.
For the Preabyterian Banner and Advocate.
Presbytery of Des ,
To the Friend# and .I,Pcarons of the Board of
D 07110,0 1 .4 Mingo= :
Dmut BREITHRBN :—The undersignedeby order,
of the Presbitery of Des Moines, in session at
Abbie, April 146, 1859, take this uiethod of aff-'
dressingryou, , in behalf of the churches - within
our boundp,;receiving aid from the. Board :
It is well Inown.to.you that many churches
the West, receive aid from the Board through
your, liberality, to assist them in maintaining
among them the 'means of grace:. And were it'
not for, this liberality from the older .and abler
churches;thei would in very many instances, be
entirely destitute of the pi blie ordinances of re
ligion as administered by Old School Presbyte.
rians. _ . •
This is true ot many of the congregations And,
churChes in this Presbytery, even in times of the,
greatest proSperity; but much More so now; hill's('
it lee pleased God in his inscrutable Providence,
to cut off, in a great measure, the stream of im
migration to this part of the military
hitherto gave'vitality and activity to svery'dep.
pertinent of industry:and enterprme, and
it still onward to the far. West: Also, theprepent
pecuniary, embarrassment which has
a crushing weight upon our infant' State,' rests
upon,our people with an amount of indebtedness
incident to a new country; which must prevent
them fors sdason•from doing much more than to.
liquidate their present liabilities.
fdorsover it has pleased the Lord to take away,
•ina great mesaure, "the staff of bread," ren
dering it all that mealy can do to ociminand the
necessary means to procure a bare subsistence. •
This-statemf things has compelled some, of our
churches to Ask, aid of, the Board,, have,
hitherto been self sustaining, others to increase
the amount of aid asked for, somewhat, above
that received 'last yeat:;• and Others which had
begun the work bf retreachment, in=some meas; ,
ure, to'retrace their steps.- We are well aware,
that this is a eourseirtlich ehouldwever be taken,,
but from the most urgent necessity. Such a ne
cessity, in the deliberate judgment of this Pres
bytery, rests upon the bberches 'in our bouitli,
.Bblireartliteliine.' -But With
the blessing of a kind ProvideiCe, upon the la
hors of the husbandman during the coining Bea•
son, we hope our present embarrassment will be
so far removed, that by the neat Spring meeting
of. Presbytery, the Board will be released from
this temporary additional call upon its liberality.
This short statement of facts we felt to be due,
alike to you, and to the churches in whose behalf
we address you. With sentiments of deep grati
tude for that Christian sympathy and succor in
which we have hitherto shared, and sincerely
praying that the rich blessing of Zion's King
may ever rest upon yolk we remain your brethren
in Christ, . J P. Bassani,
• P. H. JAOOM.
(The Presbyter and Presbyterian Herald pima
ror the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate
Pennsylvania Bible Society.
MESSRS. EDITORS :—I have been acting as
agent of the Pennsylvania Bible Society for the
two past years, in the Counties of Westmoreland,
Washington, and Beaver, and I have thought it
was due to the friends of the cause in those
Counties to give a brief exhibit of what has been
done. As the agent of the Society, I have gen
erally met with a cordial reception, and have been
greatly aided by several laymen as well as by the
ministers of 'the different evangelical churches.
I commenced operations after the first of May,
1867, and the following exhibit brings down my
account to the first of May, 1859—making just
two years, of work. But as my' monthly reports,
by direction of the Secretary, are made out about
the middle of each month, my official, report for
the, year would end the 16th of April. I hays
added, however, to this exhibit what has been.re
ceived since my last report to the Secretary,
(which will go into the report for May, 1859, the
first month of the new year,)in order to show the
actual result of the two years, from May Lit 1857,
to May let, 1859: '
For the year ending April 17th, 1858:
Westmld Co., collections and sales, • $1,782.89
Washington, " tit 1,249.72
Beaver, 44 101.74
Indiana, " " 130.85
Total for the year, - $3,301,24
. For the year ending April 15th r 1869:
Westat'ld Co , collections and sales, $1,029.28
Washington, 8, .. 1,270.14
Beaver, 11l " 660.39
Indiana, 11 t i 6 37.19
Armstrong, " di 198.60
Total for the year. $3,196.50
From Mira 16th, 1859, to May Ist, 1869:
Westm'ld Co., collections and sales-$ 50.14
Washington, " ~..,172 85
it 14 19.75
Total foro the year, $528 03'
Total for the two years' labor $7,024.77
During the two years,. Westmoreland County
contributed, as above, $2,862.31; Washington
County, $2,692 71 ; Beaver County, $1,047.42;
Indiana County, $168.04; Armstrong County,
$218.85 ; and Lawrence County. $36 04.
My visits to Indiana, Armstrong and Lawrence
Counties were mere inCidentale, at the suggestion
of the Secretary, as they were not properly in my
field of labor. The above amounts are only
what I received—the proper reports for those
Counties would of course embrace more.
The above statement shows the amount of
money received from the. Counties named. The
following shows what became of it -
Amount received to April
Salary of Agent. 600.00
Expenses and freight
on books, , 54.96
Paid over to the Society,
Amount received to April
16tb, 1859, 8,195.50
Amount received to May
Ist, 1859, .628.03
Salary of Agent, in
cluding one month
of new year, ' 650.00
Expeneee, etc , • 55.48—•$ 705.48
Paid over to Society,
Total paid to the Societyin two
years, . $5,664.88
The three Counties of Westmoreland, Washing
ton, and Beaver, have done nobly. The friends of
the Bible cause in those Counties who have la
bored so earnestly,' should be encouraged to con
tinue, •if not increase, their efforts in behalf •of
this noble enterprise. •
• In collecting these funds, myself and the town.
chip agenti ha 4 n: vinittOnnute sit. di °wand 'fin*
hundred, tairdliee. One family w.a,e i found,iu West
Moreland. i county,, Proteakiits.,vd,, of Atneripp.
birth, morried 'seventeen xeaft and . bad several
dhildiCh bide) , grown CO; who htid Iliad 'a
Tibtetin 'the , house.. Shiiie official 'rneuttierii of
Ci‘nrchen -had ;IQ Bible, r tgiowe Itho,Wlre in good
efrOnnyleirce, had no 13). Je„aud cony" not,p be, in
,dtiOed to bay one, but received This work' tit' einfoittfitin ll ti`nd` supply *is ion. ,
nected mvitW. the celleetiol'erforids; and' Ilfind the
o the y
.n . st
maOs'•• , or -Anistirla dI
on, conditions Which that
grant: It - eednia now alni
war cane be *voided: j A .
to a :terrible alternative
bleeds .to. death, Ananoially
elern way at Race, and, ova
Eur Ope vvill hold her the
early possihle 81113Cet3S, will
timate, vengeance more ter
Prassia, anti Austria,yrit
States who, ,form the Per .
fonthe time; forgotten the
cause they suspect and fear
France=w Hi "soft satider
three titan of late; ou'thet=
but apparently no one , lbeli
°nifty. It is affirmed that'll ,
in. Germany i ) is.to lave , ei
sand. men under arms by
of June ;,to : sand, one, t hu
thousand' of then? send, , one,,
rest ready for, any emerge
his visit to Gerinany.sopp'
threw a'bridge;of .boats t aag
and splendid war e hapi4
costume, he rods somas
'it 'tat `on3iticeit,
l , 1111:11 1 in the' 'Mask
peace bd patched up', - the 'l6/ti
views le Init'postfinited: • WIL
.that heiithir_Aestmed sto6gMEWorillf
that there is • - a' voice from . the Eternal
Throne, saying, though he bears or heedsit
not, " For this cause have ''l raised thee up,"-
Certainly the Derby party-leatrto.Austria,
and if continued in power, will - emperil the
country in its relations with. France. Lord
Derby indicates that neutrality will scarcely
be possible in case of, war, affecting as it
must do, our interests 4n theblediterranean.
His speech will injure the prospects of Min
isters at the general ,election.
THE STATE OF POLITICAL PARTIES is
becoming more sharply defined as .a general
election approaches. Tory zeal. is' now
rampant. Three ,gentlemen, very rich, have
just been created Peers, - and , it is freely in.
sinuated that they have subscribed immense
sums, if not as,a. quid pro quo, at least as a
seasonable.expression of gratitude to Lord
Derby. He himself, is, full of enthusiasm,
although Luil John Russel has hit back
very ably against the undignified but clever
assault ?made on hire b,y, the Premier, in the
review of Lord John's famous and, success
ful resolution in the Commons. Not only
has the' Premier sent round, it is , said,,an
earnest and even pathetic appeal 'among his
friends for funds; but he'has himielf headed
the subscription with the munificent sum of
£20,000. -The calculation of the Derbyites
is, that they will gain, chiefly in the small
and " Government" boroughs, about thirty
seats, and in the 'counties and large- towns,
lose ten, making a net gain twenty, whi ' c'h
would count forty on a division. But' it
is' added that their calculations , are eonsid=
ered as 44 wild," though they are sparing
neither labor nor money.
THE THANKS of both Houses to the
Army in India, found utterance froin the
eloquent lips of Laid Derby in
and from the accurate tongue of his son,
Lord Stanley, in the Commons. And very
marvellous, truly, is the review which was
thus brought up before the nation I For,
consider 'what has been done; how desper
ate matters looked when - the tidings of the
terrible mutiny arrived I Think howe a
handful of European troops and civilians in
Bengal, had to face on everyhand
from g 4 those their former ;•bounty= fed 1"
Remember how officers were shot down at
the mess-table, and on the parade ground;:
and how. the consummation of villainons , and
diabolical treachery was achieved, amid we-.
men's dying wail, and the cries of those:
poor little innocents on, whom the "bell.
kite " swooped down with unpitying talon
and pitiless eye. •
And then, above all, let it be retnembered
how, ere one soldier had landed from, Brit
sin in India, the neck of the rebellion was
broken by the glorious deeds of. Havelock,
and by the fall of Delhi before a handful,
(and yet a host,) animated by almost super
natural energy, and led to the breach by the
God-fearing and glorious Nicholeon.
Follow, then, - Lord Clyde's ' apparently
slow, , yet deliberate, movementi—strategy
" looking before and - after," add patience
and promptness beautifully combined; the
disaster of Windham at Cawnpore instantly
repaired ; the Lucknow garrison relieved
and safe through that gauntlet of fire
through which Outram and Haveloek
passed ; and at last the slaughter of the
Alu.mbegh, the crushing of the Luoknow
rebellion, and the witudrawment of the
troops without the loss of a man; and final
ly the subjugation of Oade,, the =seat and
centre—the ions et origo mall, •as -at
And are we to forget the glorious career
of the troops under Rose, and the other
Generals of Central India; or the stern will
of 'Sir John Lawrence, who kept the Pun?
jaub quiet, and spared every bayonet against
the distant foe . ; the calm.preserved in Cade
by a Jacob, and the marvellous,masterrover
men's bearts,,by a,gallent Coronell Edwards,
who,' by the memory of past juitioe andl in-
. 7 selfish benefactions, had ,prepared: men, oth
erwiset hostile, to flock around his standard in
the hour.'of anger I ;
The reknit, 6 niphatically; 'is of God I
With comparatively little .bloodshed in the
field,ltt the expense of money it is true—
bat yet who could hive supposed it to be
so small tweie l liii ago—and with the dimmed
prestige of English and valor
restored as a mighty influence in the war
m:sit:toils of agitated Europe.
Sir John Lawrenne stood beneath the
gallery of the House of Lords, as in beau.
,tifuf amt. graceful language Lord Derby
,tribtte of a` nation's grati.
_Ande. He is now at home for =health's sake
`for:a time, and nobly has he won so seasona-‘
life a reposp. All 'bettor to men-like him,'
Whefeatlitailitidvoaate the',Open avowal of
' Christiania y before the beithen—who is not
afraid' to do' ihiit'WhiCh is right, or to iefuse
to' eildnise - that cowardly and covetons.spirit .
of past Indian policy, which .his provoked
the Nemesis of st righthatleand. retrib4tive,
a , Fr 4 plfdoniet ll, 4K: l 'a • 7 °l' l ..a,77•Aut:;.:t.ta 0., ..
': gA Etithilitit l ikailittegfitelNit i ateif'
Parlinfeetiti oh'-Friday last; by the Dicke of 'Ar
'''gilpin an: ekaallinttapciaoh,-with special ref
'',it% , a ,t() Government grants in aid schools;
"was, ord Ellenhorangh's intintinn—put,
that'he ivais t tliiieii out of.offiee. 7 ,—,to carry
a t ilt, his ti'iietierafitY l) *they in the sense of
' giving aid to Rind& and Mohammedan
schools, but of withdrawing it fromMitt
sioary Scheele. These drive the others
'out' of the field. Even though they teach
the .reading of the Holy Scriptures, the
peeple know, that their children get first
olass,secular instruction therein. The good
;:pak'esiliecti , ed riatiablisiliely'that such impar
riality was all on the one side, and on the
:wrong side. Lord -Ellenborough rose im
mediately„ Aeolarkng i that le .would not, be.
. drawn liftd a debate on the' question; 'half
apologetically laying - that.: he. bad: cdrigin ally
intended only the.schools.in one-province—,
43eftr,—but concluding with language which
intimated hie venomous hatred of, all: Dais.
sionary, efforts.. Lord Derby stated thr4 no
interferenae . bad been ,made with the eye
• teni of 'grants in aid, and that Orders had
beettsent,nufte that effect. So much for a
healthy,"agititiOn and its results.
, and : th e
-A •Le ter
~.~~y Y -f.
~„b_ O ~~
.1 . , have
11 OWeII4~ Sibept
seems Abut lip
f. she , ioait; She.
tands if she de
tr i ,•m4e, tAte)Rl7,
Smarms have been fearfully frequent,
of late. The weekly registry of • deaths of
' last week, presented no; less than sixty per
sons .who :had perished by their own act.
Ineanity, in these cases, cannot always be
pleadati,in.the, irresponsible sense of the
term . , Suicides„ in large , ,,propprtion, of
*cases, crown career ; pf wickedness by •an
act like this,
.the terrible denouement ,of, a
- career, of ern, j many cases it, is, the
,resultof that despair which worldly, losses
inspir, and, far which a negative or nominal
Ohriatianity provides, alas I no. refuge or
—, 4 3 ° ease 'diet, has just °canna., us ,tha.
of a German returned from America, whir
seeme'ib ba t Ve 'hied nearli his all, and on the
Satideof Riiiiiiite-L••after a pturige into the
tamistidiii - ribielbiOnsiiess!-Aestreying al
'meat everything about his person that might
identify hitny Seamier:Z - 1 •hafe.first chopped , WI
hand, anciA then 'lo , have stabbed , himself,
>utile°, miserably expiredo -Hist object, it is
.elieveditirsalsto to. :e meal -his. ..
ttrve p eve rta le was
either:yet alive in some, part of the world,.
or, if dead„ that he Jutd ,bot ,expired in
.poverty. There, is - a mystery, however,
hanging about the case still.
Another sad, strange case, is that of the
self murder of a Spanish gentleman, in the
\ grounds of the 'Duke of Marlborough, at
Blenheim. He had met great losses in
some trade transactions, in a foreign coun
try. The hideous calmness, and yet lurking
despair, that rune through the following, are
all .tbs, Al:miller
n . llnn4;ltsi:e
bad ibeen tried'' ,
-erman ‘people, ,
is in t his sin
•liiindred thou- ,
1 beginning of
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7.., i l, hi/ "on
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z s ehe, .further.
deisiii Of lii's
WOODBTOOK, April 14th, 1859.
Ny Lord humbly ask your lordship's par
-dod and forgiveness for the great liberty I have
tnken in coming to put an end to my dreary and
miserable existence in your park. It may be a
childish feeling, but one cannot blow his brains
out hire common road, or one of those cultivated
fields, full of cottages, and life,and civilization, and
rail Ways, and establishments of all kinds, ,of
which your blessed,country of England abounds.
So .I have not found another proper place to die
decently than your handsome park, and you must
bear the inconvenience of a dead man, in _your
grounds. 'mean no offence.
1 have yesterday visited your house, hoping
that the eight' of good things, and chiefly good
paintings, could do me good, and soften the wild
ideas that had led .me to put an end to my, life,
but all ofwo,us'e. . Your manor is one of the most
noble,, splecidid things I saw in my life, and I
have traireled about and seen nearly everything
worth seeing. You have the finest Itubens that
can be seen... That should, have a great attraction
for me under other circumstances, but now they
have been of no use.
I hope with that splendid house and park, and
paintings and 'library, you are happy, my Lord.
If that is the ease, you will have a kind heart,
and pity spoor devil come to. die in your,grounds.
If, on the contrary, you are miserable also, as
:ipalth is st medium and does not constitute happi
ness, then you will say, like old Lido::
'" Non ignara maid znieeris succurrere disco."
and pity me .and order that they shall leave me
quiet, and bury me in the spot 'I have died, and
put a cross'on it in the Spanish fashion. I will
be very grateful in the other world for it, if you.
do so ,and wish not to trouble any more your
Lordship about me. I am, ley Lord, yours re ,
specthilly, A. Arms!. nn AYALA,.
This leitei 'was addressed 'outside "To His
Lord the Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Manor,
or trhere he may be."
THE SYNOD OF THE PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH in England, is now in session in
Regent' Square church, London. I shall
reserve for .my next a full account of the
most interesting part -of its probeedings.
Meantime, I may mention that the Synod was
opened by a sermon from the Rev. Dr. Thomas
M'Crie, Moderator, from the text, " Jerusa
lem, which is from above, is free, and is the
mother of us all." The unity, the spir
ituality, and the catholicity of the Church
of Christ, were beautifully awl powerfully
brought out. There were clear evidences
of that labor lim,ce which might be ex
pected from a real student, as well as a
compactness, clearness, and condensation of
argument, rare and most telling. The
sermon had its graces -of style, but its great
merit was its analytical power, and its sug
gestive bearings on the pretensions of false
Churches, the claims of the true, and the
specific and Scriptural claims of the Pres
byterian Church, as a branch of the Church
Universal. I hope to see a full outline of
this discourse in the American " Presby
terian. Almanac," next, year. Your read
ers can then judge whether my 'estimate is'
Mit. FINNEY is still a topic of eontro
versy. I stated to you, in my kat, what
appeared to me the evil tendency of his
teachings, and the dangerous course being
pursued by Dr. Campbell, of the British
Standard. He seemed to me. to have
forgotten the, spirit of Paul's anathema, on
" even an angel from heaven," who, should
preach another Gospel, and to have ignored
what even a heathen felt, when he said,
that while Plato was dear, trutle was dearer.
3 felt so painfully on the, subject, that. I
sat down and wrote a letter to Dr. Caw
bell, appending to it, my name. I did not
know -whether hp wonldinssrt it, or, whether"
—se he , can be very seteFe—he would at-
tack me; but I felt it a solemn duty to
write as follows :
din 'am a constant reader of the British
Standard, and gratefully remember your powerful
help to the cause of truth , in . time past, and
especially in connexion with the Negative Theology
question. , But. even at the risk of offending you;
I.:venture to express, an apprehension, that,, while
you strongly condemn the theological views of
Mr. , 'Firtney, your articles are so qualified se; to
deprive your , strictures of half,their value in the
eyes of the great body of your readers.
Thin, fth. exadtPle, in the 'Standaid` of Friday
list, you say of certain teaching. of Mr. Finney,
that " death, not life, must flow from it," and,
that whatever school - diffused it, it is en arch dot=
stroger. BnCtowarit the cloSe of the article, re-;
ferring.te " passages.quoted " from Mr,'Finuoyis ,
writings 'O4l strongly ceneured,), yonwsay that
they." are spots, but they are spots on ..the , auttir. ,
If, as you say, the school that teackes AIL FM"-
ney'e doetrines on jnitifiCatiOn be an. arch tkilroy'
er, what Sir, on these premises, ninst lir. Finney,"
as a pacher o .tie CAR .t.hat, be ts fun, in4hAnly,
some : spots upon 4—a sun genial and liftgrVing r ,‘,
whose` light is that of AN, I II I , BilS'
w at you ,Itearlijonthotektitegik, be
to hiss", prieffyle !Ole* Rod'"
d'eentatifiiogt; It 'MK liktafete
Inpfetilitelitforcetnenf 'of faith in
Christian yerities, can be spoopttd by yooraelf or
by the groat body of English Christians?. They,
Sir, like yoireelf, hold fast doeteities fundamene
tally different from those taught, by Mr.,Finney,
Chinch lital points as original sin` nd the justi
fication 'of a'sinner before God.
am, respectfully, your obedient servant
Dr. Campbell did: insert the letter, and
Spoke respectfully of the writer, specially
contrasting the adhesion of his name with .
the " inanymous writing" df others—
adding, "Presbyterianism has ever been but
another name for , manhood. = Wherever
truth and,freedom have been concerned; it
has been ready to dare, ;to do, and to die.
Masks, for sneaking time-servers, for courtly
cowards ; but for Presbyterians, the blue
bonnet' and'the broadsword 1"
As to the argument of my letter, , Dr. C.
remarked ; : " He, seems, however, to bear,
somewhat hard npon us; and yet it may be
that his inferences are not wholly
mate " (I suppose lie could not be expected
to admit the logic of an argument or in
ferenee that put him in the wrong.) "One
thing only .can render it otherwise- 7 —the
neutralizing , effect of undoubted truth in
the ministrations of Mr. Finney." (There
was " undoubted truth" mixed up with
the deadliest heresies; how oan any. truth'
neutralize deadly heresy on the cardinal
point of Justifieation 7) Dootor(0. goes-on
to say : "We do not 4 accept it, whatever
-the zreat body of English Christians may
do t we only set it forth kik week, that Mr.
Finney might'enjoy tile full benefit of it; to
which he , was entitled."
I hope-your readers will ,excuse apparent
egotism in , a matter which I referred to
my last, and in which American Presbyte, :
riapietti needed' a 'true - sytripithisei on this
sidp of the Atlantic, in its 'depredation,- and
exposure of , the Finney , " school " of .
Theology. One thing is certain, .that.Fin
neY's power of mischief will be very small,
after that has been written. His would
be ; metaphysics are an awful tampering with
the " simpliiiity that is in Christ" The
4;4l,epravity of human nature/' says Dr. e r
in his.,latest pappr,on Fintiey'S writings, ; " is
fuldamon,tolin the scheme of
Th'-olcr: • ,of the °
•i; porn t.tn • condemnation
it, as :substance,,the teetimany the,
Spiyit,"—" which Mr, Finney , quotes but to
oppose "—the language of the Westminster
Confession :' "Ty this sin, they (Adain and
Eve,) fell from their original righteousness,"
dm. Still, :Dr. C. calls .:Finney q a -great
and. good,wan, at -once ti‘ friend ; and
foreigner, ,and . thereforp says how painful
it has been "to take up a position of
doetrinal antagonism." But,he adds, "the
claima of truth 'are vital and , paramount,"
that he has not now !confidence in Dr. Red-.
ford's endorsement, and that it is "hazardous
to read and judge by proxy."
And this from one who tsays, " It has
not been an object to make out a case
against him, but the contrary," We have a
decided and distinct condemnation of a
heresy which was about to imperil Christ's
cause here,, under the specious garb of
Evangelism and Revival. The true instincts
of, the Christian people, have made them
brings powerful pressure on Dr. Campbell;
and as to his advice, that Mr. Finney should
Set about " revising his system," I am quite
sure the advice I A .if taken, must assume that
shape of " mending`" which the Irishman's
gun required, namely, "in dock, lock, and
THE LENTEN SEASON has been marked
by much preaching, good, bad, ,and indiffer
ent, in the Churches of England and of
Rnme. The Jesuits have been busy in and
around London, in the , ad ccytandunt
harangues which they know how so well to
adapt to the sensuous and emotional in man.
Cardinal 'Wiseman, on Good Friday, comes
to Islington, as usual, (a barren ig mission."
field, :which he persists in cultivating,) to
perpetuate his annual piece of wicked
dramatizing of the Three Hotirs Agony of
Christ, and discourses 'on his last sayings.
At Knightsbridge there has been preach
ing one of the curates of the notorious Mr.
Liddel, a Rev. Mr. —, who has so out
raged the feelings of fathers and of ladies
by his indelicate minuteness, that even Mr._
Gladstone has remonstratedi and, by the in
terference of the Bishop of London, the
offender is quietly to disappear from the
parish. Satan is , busy, and his agents
Yet there is much to encourage. Open ,
air preaching now begins all over London,
and in , a few weeks the days of the Reforma
tion, and of the preaching at Paul's Cross,
are to be revived'hy the Bishop of London,
himself preaching outside of St. Paul's I
Pray for us, that skewers of blessing may,
descend on this mighty metropolis—that the
wickedness of the wicked may be arrested,
and that England may speedily have written
on the bells of the horses, Holiness to the
Against the doctrine of the eternity of
future punishwent, it is urged that sin can
not forever be triumphant against God. As ,
if the whole mystery of iniquity were con- I;
tained in 'the Words for ever The real >?
riddle of existence—the problem which
confounds all philosophy, aye, and allreli
gion, too, so far as religion is a thing of man's
reason—is the fact that evil exists at ,all t
not that it exists for a longer or .shorter dura
tion. Is not God infinitely wise, and, holy,'
and powerful now Y And does not t ,sin
along with that infinite holinees, and'wisdom,_
and powei? Is' God to become more holy,
more wise, more powerful hereafter; and
must evil be annihilated to make room fOr
his perfections to expand , ? Doee the in
finity of his eternal nature ebb and flow
with every increase or, diminution in the
sum of human guilt and misery 7 Against ,
this immovable barrier of the existence of
evil, the waves of philosophy have dashed
themselves unceasingly since the birthdixo f f
humw, thought, and : have retired ,breiten
and powerless withoit 'displacing the min
npist fragment of the stubborn rock with-
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We may. be told that evil is a privation, cr
a negation, or a partiwl aspect of the uni.
versal good, Or some other equally unmean
log whilst Mt the while our own
hearts bear i,esttospny to its fearful reality, to
ite , direct.antagoniern. to every possible form
of food But this mystery, vast and in
scrutable as it is, is bur:one aspect of a more
general problem ; it is but the moral forms
of the ever recurring; secret of the Infinite.
- Row the Infinite and.t i inite, in any form of
antagonism or other relation, can exist to
' g l ettini;" co.eicifit with
finite acclivity ; .hotv wisdom.cau co
; exist withleite; contingency; how . infinite
goodness: can, titteatist, with. fiaiteccvil,s how,
the Infinite can exttkin any -tnanper.Niehont ,
exhattiting 'the L itniveitied AnOty; this in
esiiddlitolirikiWilattiterVi%dent alone an
4. ye t the problem 2 .whose vnenehptionee,
Ai 4 4 ' SeViii „ otainew)lieh
"' osoppy Call answer this question;
ion she eau even state intelligibly the no
tions which its terms 1601*e—then, ,p3;l not
mayti hihen ;' she 'be entitled to demand a
solution of 'the far smaller difficulties which
she finds in revealed.religion; or rather, she
will have solved them already; for from this
they will pr'ocee'd, and to this they will ul
tiinately return.—hiransel'a Limits of Reli
Rev : JOHN DALE'S pastoral relation to the
church of Mackinaw, was dissolved by
the Presbytery of Bloomington, at its late
Rev. R. H. PRICE has received and accepted
a pall from the First church, Blooming
Mr. WM. P. KouTz, a.lieentiate of the
Presbytery of Logansport, has been called
to the pastorate of the church of Monti
cello, ind., which he has accepted.
Rev. ROBERT GAMBLE's Poet Office ad-
dress is changed'from Gap,. Pa., to Para
- dine, Lancaster Cdunty, Pa.
Rev.'T, M. Horquirs has received and ac
cepted a call .froul•the. church of Bloom
ington, Presbytery of Indianapolis.
11.0. Dr. HENDarm.hals received a unani-
inoua•call from like church of Paducah,
Wy. B. Ca.ufterx., hiving,Tresigned the pas
toral charge of thOirstvehnich, Amwell,
in consequence of V. -health, and having
removed to Lambertville Ifunterdon
Pennty, New Jersey, reque sts correspond
ants to address him at the latter place.
Rey. A.lRisfas, of the New School Presby
tery of Oaagei and the .oburch of Deep
wat.er of the same Presbytery, were re
oeived.bythe Presbytery of Lafayette, at
its late meeting.
Mr. S., W.. 11 I.I7OOELL, of Danville Theo
,logical Seminary, was 41c:erased to preach
' thelGospel, by the' Preshyteu . pf
' ette, latlits, late meeting. "
'Mr mt c
'Aura taIEOPKLEY has accepted calls
and , Rbenezer, Presbytery of Whitffater.
'Rey. C. B. TitoMPsoNe Post Office address
is changed,from. Darlington to Thornton,
Rev. .E. H. .BITTELERFORD, of Vicksburg,
Muss.,,, has; been called to become pastor
of the First church, Danville, Ky.
Rev. B. H. CRABLEs was in/stalled pastor
of the church of Chester, 111., by the
Presbytery of, Kaskaskia, on ,the Bth ult.
Itev.4l,o,BaT OSBORNE, of Point Pleasant,
Mason County, Vs., has accepted a call
to the church at Fanton, N. J.
.H. CAININ's pastoral relation to
the church of Bethsalire, was dissolved
by the Presbytery of Tuscaloosa, at its
Mr. J. SANFORD SMITE has accepted a call
from the new church of Andover, Pres
bytery of Newton.
- Mr: Wm. K. MARSHALL, of • the Presbytery
of Zanesville, has received a call from the
Twelfth aural, Baltimore, Md.
Messrs. W. A. SAMPLE and T. H. Uatxs.
TON, were ordained to the full work of
the Gospel ministry, by the Presbytery of
Arkansas, at its late session, and commit
tees appointed to install the former as
pastor of Fort Smith, and the latter as
.pastor of Van. Buren church.
Rev. R. L. REECK was installed pastor of
the. First, church, New Albany, Ind.
Revs. ELI B. SMITH and JOHN LNIGHTON,
and the churches of Palmyra and First
church; Hannibal, were received . from the
New School, by the Presbytery of Pal
myra, at its late session.
Rev. W. C. Somwavrrax has accepted a
call from the church in Columbia, Brazoria
County,:Teps. Correspondents will ad
dress him accordingly.
Rev. Jouw C. Tuompsow has been engaged
tb supply the pulpit of the First church
Natchez, Mississippi, during the absence
of its pastor, Joseph B. Stratton, D. D.
Correspondents will address him at Nat
Bev.. JOHN BMWs Post Office address is
changed from Blackwoodtown, N. J., to
Salem City, New Jersey.
Rev. T. A. WARMAW has accepted a call
from the church of Clarksville, Tenn.
Rev. A. C. DICKERSON ' D.D., was received
from the United Presbytery of Kentucky,
by the Presbytery of Muhlenburg, at its
Rev. C. MolimNnfa , pastoral relation to
the church of Jackson, was dissolved by
the Presbytery of the ,Western District,
at its late meeting.
Mr. BRADLEY was licensed to preach the
Gospel ? ' by the PresbYte4 of Harmony,
. at its late meeting.
Rev. Tnno. E SMITE has been ordained
ind installed pastor of the churches of
Lebanon and Salem, and Rev. J.
G. RICHARDS installed pastor of Lib
erty Hill ; and Rev. W. B. COREET, has
been installed pastor of the church of
Cheraw. Rev. Dr. FRDIRSON, has re
signed the pastoral charge of Marion C.
H., and , is now located as stated supply in
i Hopewell church. Rev. J. A. WALLACE
his *resigned the pastoral charge of Wil
liamsburg church, and removed to Chero
kee,riesbytery, Ga:;. and s Rev. J. R.
GILLAND has been, installed pastor of In
diantown church—all in the Presbytery
of Harmony, South Carolina.
Rev. G. M. S. BLAUVELT Wag received
front 'the Presbyterian and Congregation
al District Convention' of Milwankie, and
bloom M. C. Surpiruw and J. GIBSON
' iwere,licensed to preach the Gospel by the
Presbytery of Elizabethtown, at its lay,