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Pr•Obrtielial SWUM. Vele VII, MO* 'IL
presbyteries Advasster' Vii. lies4o I
DAVID MeKINNEY and JAMES ALLISON, Editors.
BIfaCIBBYBD BY THE DEATH OF J. F. A
Brother, farewell, we meet no more?
In this dark vale oftears ;
Thou art "not,lost,,but gone before,' 4
To brighter, happier' epheres,
And faith looks up with joyful eyes,
To are union in the skies
0 happy day, when we shall meet
Thee in thorie realms above ;
And bending at the Saviour's feet, •
In rapturous notes of love,
We'll there unite in blissful lays,
To celebrate his glorious praise.'
With what delight we wander o'er,
Those bright, celestial fields;
And pluck the fruit the tree of life
In rich abundance yields.
And drink of Life's pure, living stream,
Basking in Light's effulgent beam.
Our Father's face we there shall see,.
Tb' Incarnate Son behold ;
And with the Spirit, One in Three,
Their mysteries unfold.
Our then expanded minds shall know,
What darkly we beheld below.
With happy saints and angels there,
Forever we shalt dwell ;
And in their songs ot triumph share,
With joys no tongue can tell.
LoUd halleujahs to our king,
Thro' all eternity, we 'll sing.
But who can paint the joys above,
Tbe r glories of that place ; -
Where wiS shall kook the Father's love,
The Saviour's wondrous grace.
Where faith is sweetly lost in sight;
And hope in infinite delight.
for the Preebyterlan Bohner sod Advocate.
MESSRS EDITORS :—Our hate meeting of
the Presbytery of Winnebago, was at Wervu ,
weya in the county of Wapaca, on the Wolf
river. One Joyce, you know, to keep his
own State in some measure in notice, and to
think it is of considerable consequence., I
shall call attention, therefore, ocoadonally, to.
ibis region; and my best assurance, for not
being lengthy on this occasion, is that the
thermometer is at ahout ninetyfiie, and has
been for some days.
Our meeting was decidedly pleasant, .and I
trust, profitable, The subjects that, came
before us, (besidee the ,usual amount of
preaching, !Ayer meetings, the communion
oa the Sabbath, and a general' devotional
meeting in the evening) were oue'Dornestie
Missionary operations, the - supply' of ihwdes
titute chuechis, and the extension of our
field of labor:' Liberal - and .coneertatiVe
principles-seemed 'to , prevail ;- we-are. in tbe
best, harmony among ourselves, and; with the
Boards of the Church, and have only to',la.
ment, that resivals'of., relig.ion4fave not e pm\
wailed during the year amongst, us,awhile.
most of our churches (owing to the-embar
ruse:lent of the a times ') are still unable to
Oar Presbytery has not yet expressed
opinion with regard to a North Western Sea-,
retaty for the Domestic Board; but will in
due season, and are prepared, think, to ac
quiesce in any arrangement likely to be Mad.
on this subject.
Bat took 'my pen, not so muoh with - a
view to an ecclesiastical report, as .to make'
you acquainted, in some 'measure, with the
geography of an interesting region of country
—a region hitherto, I apprehend; almost terra
incognita, to most of your readers. If you take
your departure, from Milwartkie by , the. La
Crosse Railroad, you will soon find yourself at
Horicon, and, by an offset at Thee Junction,
to Fond du Lao, and fifteen miles further,
Oshkosh, on 113 e mouth of Fox, or the Wolf
River. Here, a company of us Met; on
Wednesday evening, and were obliged to re
main for the boat, until' the next morning.
Had it not consisted of clergyman, for the
most part, I should say we were a merry
company; a happy company we certainly
were. We had left our labors in weariness,
and it being soon afterafir late severe frosts,
were not without anxieties that we should find
ourselves traveling through -a barren coun
try But in this we bave been happily dis
appointed., Everywhere we saw. our prairies ,
and openings as beautiful as usual; the prin-
cipal crops look decidedly well, and with the,
continued good providence of God, the
country never had , a better prospect of a
bountiful harvest, if , as good.
On Thursday morning we embarked, and
ascending, soon were at &place called by the
people Brant,y Mu, (the true name is Butte
des Mores, being a mound of Indian graves,
where it is said a great battle was fought;)
and here the river forks, that ascending to
the W. being the lox, and leading- to
Berlin, Montello, Portage, Ito., and the N.
W. Branch, which we ascended now, ap
propriately called the Wolf. Bat such a
river, I' think , you never saw. The. whole
country above Winneconne; (a snug little
humble village, twenty miles above ,0811,
korai ' ) may be, said to be amphibious, you
know not whether it more belongs to the
laud or aquatic' tribes . It is a succession of
lakes, or sluggish streams, winding in ser
pentine curves; while on either side,as far
as the eye can reach, is a growth of rank
water grass, affording the home of millions
of waterfowls;, " and stretching away to the
Such a luxuriant, and far eitetiding level
of "living green," has my eye never lighted
on before._ Up this strange Terra,' Marina
river, we voyaged slowly and pleasantly on,
for most of the day. Above Winneconnei, , a
house, or a farm opening, did not mar %the
wild scenery for some forty miles. And, in
deed, never can;' so that the lover of native.
wildness, may here hope to see his Paradise •
unblemished by the band of man, for many
years, perhaps forever. Farther and farther
ascending, the wildness increases. Lt is now,
indeed, the .Wolf ,river I Trees approach
the bank,, the stream narrows ' and at length
the wild rice, sure index -. of. tk
latitude, appears. 0, what a home must this
have been for.tbe Indian l His cereals, his
game, his tish,.in unbounded , quantities, and
his canoe navigation to every, part of the
country, were all provided here. No won
der he left it With a groan, and perhaps a
At length we reached Mille Landing, (I
think it is called,) a place still twenty miles
from the head of steamboal navigation; and
here we went' ashore on the Western side.
We passed over the deep swamp, on a plank
road, 'tome two or three miles, aid found
ourselves, to our surprise, at a beautiful mo•
dern village. This is.Weyenweya, and a gem
of a place it is, on . A branch stream of the
Wolf river, where a fall has created ,a fine
waterpower; human enterprise penetrsOd
some fifteen years since, erected mills, and
sPr9 ll l out as neat pio , :tbr r ifty a
this otherwi;le wild region r as can be found
in any, part •of our State. There are .now
two fine mills, a bapk, a church, and hotel,
with one floe street of stores and mechanic's
slops, and then a' rising elevation behind,
crowned with elegant dwelling housesigroves,
and:gardens. If we. add DOW' that the in
habitants are well informed, and
hospitable, (as the 'members of , our Presby
tery bad abundant occasion to acknowledge)it will be seen to be no extravagance, to call
it a rural gem, appearing in a•forbidding
The locality is .also interesting from its
marked geological character. Here the lime
ieoion ends and the' sand begins. On the
Opposite side of the stream, the' pine begins
to appear; this is -~the •lumber region, from
whence are .floated down the Wolf river our
uncounted logs• and rafts,, which supply,
through our Railroadi, all the South-west of
the State Frew'this point, too, the strata
are evideritly-desbending to the North. The'
Potsdath. sand stone prevails•; oceasionally^
the granite crops out,,until at Lake Superior.
you find the bottom, whence have been
washed doVrn the mighty boulders scattered
all Over our prairies. Here, at last, is the
home 'of mineralsi-the rich copper and iron
of the lakes
But .I have written ,enough; and.ae the
thermometer is at length at blood heat, must
stop, per forge.
Yours, as ever, '
ror the Preebyterhui Banner •nd Advocate.
Another Version of, the New Testament.
It seems we areto•lhave more modernized
New Teitaments. Another T translation is
promise& Another candidite for criticism
comes in after Mr. Sawyer who, with some
thing Of Mr. B.'m modesty,' claims his
translation-to be a great improvement above.
any translation that I have seen."
He sends a specimen of it to the Chris
tian Register, a leading
with the request that " - correspondente ex
amine it and point. out:any-defects -in- any
.respects." Although,,not a " correspond
ent" of the Register, I am a reader, and so,
may presume' somewhat. As the translation
is firoitiised in good faith,'And is "intended
for general use," your readers may be in-'
terested to know something of it. The
specimen I have seen is the "Sermon on
the' Mount." I send You a spectimen .
" the specimen," First, the 4 The
Sermon. on the Mount. Delivered by Jesus
Christ,; the Son of 'Goa, Oet.'l6th,. A. D.
29." This is,linrely, , modern enough to suit
anyP tuts. - All it leeks to , be= thoroughly
modern is thensual "published by request.'
The translator says, "it• is intended. for
general use, , and is in the. style o the present
age." So it seems.
Let us hear,- next, how he renders those
beautiful ' 4 Beatitudes,".which King James
hatkrendered so simply and so well ,that,we
almost, think it presumption to touch them,
"The ,poor in spirit, are .blessed; for the
kingdom of the heavens is theirs." "They
Who hunger and thirst for the righteousness
are blessed ; for they 'shill "be satisfied."
The pure in heart' are blessed; for they
'shall enjoy God." " Rejoice and exult,"
Sze. How does this `compare with ' the
"Blessed'. are the-poor in spirit;"
biased are the pure in heart,' with' which
we 'swell so'familiar?
I submits another spedinien, where the
unhallowed' touch seems .talmost t'sacrilege.
44 OtirTatilerwho as in the heavertsi) hallevred
be thy name; may thr kingdom some; may
thy 'will 'be-dotte,.ou the earth as in heaven p
give us daily our sufficient breed. , And do
not bring us into temptation,- but preserve
us from the evil," &o Pray, Editor,
can't we be allowed to have our children say,
Our Pother who art in heaven. (Pie us
this day our daily. bread," as they hive
been taugl4, instead of the stiff, pedantic,
" dar Father who is in the heavens, give us
dairy our, sufficient bread "
I subrnit, at random, a few other specimens
of the gg improvements:" . •
city that is set on an
hill oannot-be hid.
thou shalt not kill.
Thou shalt not forswear
Resist not evil.
Whosoever shall compel
thee to go smile.
He maketh his sun to
rise on the evil and on
the good, and sendeth
rain on the just and
on the. unjust.
Verily rimy unto you.
Pray to thy Father,
which is in secret, and
thy Father,, which
seeth in secret, shall
reward thee openly.
Ye cannot serve God
Shall he not much more'
clothe you, 0 /e of
Judge nottbat ye be not
Why beholdest thou the
' mete 'that is in thy
• brother's eye?
Strait is the gate and
narrow is the way
which leacleth' unto
Here are a few 'specimens of the New
Testament 4 ‘ in the style of the present
age," compared With King Janie? trends.
lation. Your readers will judge- , for them•
selves whether this, or any of the 'recent
translations "intended for general use," is
any improvement on the old. I tbink they
willlay , " the old igg better." H.'
For the Presbyterian "tanner and Advocate
PISSBRB EDITORS :—As a general - rule, it
is probably wise, where inoorreot statements
are made in the newspapers, to let them pass
and' be forgotten. Bat sometimes, ifthis is
done, very erroneous impressions , will be
The . irtioie in the Banner, of the 9th
inst., on " Spiritual Dearth," signed. Gu•
lielmus„( seems to demand-.a brief- notice. ,
Some prise*.> lad said,. 1, The. Holy Spirit
has not yet crossed .the Mississippi." This
must have been said and repeated without
Let ns notice a fen , facts in relation to the
growth of Old School Presbyterianism in
lowa. I. shall say nothing in *Di article of
the good work of the `Holy Bpirit` among
The man • still lives; and is alaithfnl-mis
sionary, who preached:the first sermon ever
delivered by a Presbyterian minister within
the present iimitstof =lowa. .This Watt. done •
in the Fall of •1836, less than twenty tthree
years sinvet Thegfirst Presbytery was organ=-
in Nov. 1840, with six ministers and
nine churches. In Qotober,tlBs2, a Synod
was organized; and .. in 1853 reported twenty,
five:ministers, forty three churches,. and;,
Axteen hitadred and twenty wen 091/111111• li
- • . - •
"ONE THING IS NEEDFUL:" " ONE THING HAVE I DESIRED OF THE LORD:" " TIIISONE THING -I DO."
A city situated on a
mountain is not able
to be hid.
Thau shalt not continit
Thou shalt not commit •
Be not opposed to the . ,
Whosoever shall press -
thee na. , e. courier for
He makes , his sun to rise
on wicked and ' good
men; and: rains on
just And nninek men-
Indeed, I say unto you.
Pray to your Father who
is in the secret, and
your Father, who sees
in the. secret, will
reward you in thepub-
Ye cannot earve,..God
Will ha not •muela .more
you, you distruatful.
you be not condemned.
But why do , you, see the
splinter which is. in
the eye of your bidh
Row -narrow the gate
and close the way
which leads to, the
: -:IT4 o, ;
1859, .E.Y ihdl r eretthe-Olree..o2llo%per teas i .t. BEE nospzerus.
Delivered inthe.eity,/ 2.00 " ;, s
nicante. The " Minute&rt fol. 1858, the last
receive& report in the suns
. field, two
Synods, seven Presbyteries , eighty one min
isters' one hundred and twenty three
churches, and forty eight hundred and 'fifty
six communicants, although none of the
ministers or churches in Omaha Presbytery
are reported. Here is 'a progressive • work
requiring Divine aid.
The "Minutes" of 1858 report four
hundred anethirty eight additions to these
ehurchesion examination, during the year.
Of them, one churoh in Dubuque Presbytery ,
received twenty one; one church in. Cedar
Presbytery, seventeen ; one church in Des
Moines Presbytery, thirtY three, and another
twenty; one church in lowa Presbytery,twenty
six, another nineteen, and another•fourteen
Such additions on examination, would seem. to
indicate the work of the Holy Spirit. During
each of the two last Winters, a season of re
freshing has been enjoyed in the" nu Pleas
ant church, lowa Presbytery, tliough it was.
without a pastor the last Winter; #nd during
the preceding Winter, the pastor was , in so
feeble health, as to be able to preach,very
little. .A.s the fruit, of the'work bit Winter,
over twenty have 'been received on examin
ation. The " Minutes" fer 1856, report
twentpeight added on examination, to the
church of Round Prairie, lowa Presbytery;
and twenty four to the chureh of Albia, Des
Moines Presbytery. The " Minittes" of
1857, report forty seven' added on examine
tion, to the china in Fairfield. Thetie were
the fruits, of revivals in these-places; forty
have been added to the church in Fort Mad
ison, as the fruit of a revival there last
Winter. A daily union prayermeeting has
been sustained in that 'place for over a year.
Of the 'eighty one ministers, thirty-two
were pastors: The same." Minutes" report
in the two Synods Of Indiana, one hundred
:and ten ministers, only thirty nine of whom
wiie pastors; so that the pastoral relation'
wonlii'seera to be as nnich'respecte.d here as
in some of the.older States.- Inferences.. 1.
We should-not judge every part of a State
or country by the , little. we -hay& seen. 2
When sweeping remarks are made, we should
consider their import, before we endorse
Ficiin 'oar London Conespondent.
The Battle of Solferino—A War Pieturi—The
Losies •of the Combatanti—The War• Spirit in
Europe—The Causes Thereof—Gods 'Providence
in Recent Wars, and in the Present Stiuggle—
GloOm among the Priests—Their Menacing Atti—
tude—Jews in the Allied Army—Austrian- Fears
and Concessions—Presentation to Sir John Law
rence=His Personnel—Presentation- to Lord
Shaftsbury—Scene at -St. Martin's Hall—The
Revival in. Ulster, and its Marvels—Sprepd of ,
the IlfovementThe Field Preaching-at Belfast—:
A Communion Sabbath—Converts from , Roman
ism—A ,Persecutor—d , Card Playing Priest—
The , 'Rev. H. Hanna's Testimony.
LONDON, July let, 1859.
A TREMENDOUS BATTLE,- =throwing. all
the preceding contests of the war in 4talyi
into the shade, : has been fought. I shell
best give a vivid idea of its nature in the
following marvelous piece'of word-painting,
as it appears in the Times :
" Since the three days of Leipsic, now
six and forty years ago, so great a battle has
never been fought in EUrope, as that whits)),.
has cambered the plains AA ,Lombardy with.
dead. Imagination toils: in vahr to realize'
the story of more than threw hundred ,
thousand men engaged in 'mortal 'conflict `
over anbarea; the front of which , extended:
twelve miles. The common incidents., of- a
battle, the plunging of the= cannon d shot, the
devouring grape, the advanie of long drawn
columns, 'the resistance of dense - masses,
the furious. charges of eavalryp the, sudden
deploy into lines lengthening •in--long vista,
andjneeting ihstern and furious cotillion,
bayonet to biyonet, are all, in such a mighty ,
battle as this, multiplied' into indistinctness.
" We seek in - vain' to single out the - de.-
tails -of :slaughter, and the mind hovers
hopelessly over a mist of oarnage After
sixteen, hours of thundering sounds, And ,
dense smoke, and shrill death shrieks, and
the rush of squadrons shaking the earth,
and the measured tramp of many thonSands
marching, to death, and of the shouts of
multitudes in strong :,excitement, the tur
moil subsides, and -we are told that upon one
side alone, thirty five thousand killed and
wounded are stretched upon the plain.
"No eye can' take it in, for it extends
beyond - human; vision ; no earF can liear
all, for the , boom , of the , cannon which tesrs
a chasm through the human mass at the
wing, is inaudible at the centre ; a single
groan is lost in such a chaos of butchery as
this'; we arrive 'itt the point where-figures
cease -tio have power to increase-our ienncep
tions-of magnitude, and whereAhe- highest
forces, of numeration can go no further than
to overcihelm us with "a feeling of the wick
edness of ambition, and of the horrors- of
Fearful above all.-the..preceding °eaglets
of the campaign, must this battle have
been. The opposing, hosts' probably num
bered three tirmdred thousand, and
4, There the mighty pour'd their'bre n ath,
Slaughter feasted on , the brave;
''T was the,earnival. of.death,
'T was the vintage of the grave."
The battle was offered to the French, and
indeed the attempt was made `t,C surprise
them, and so to disaomfit 'them in detail:,
Their-former - disasters:would have been
paired, and possibly. Milan might.have been
re occupied. The French were hall pressed,
as well as the Sardinians. The 'bastes of
their artillery and cavalry were- fearful.
But again the ;Emperor's genius , triumpied.
At Vienna, the losses of the Austrian army
are calculated at twenty thousand killed,
wounded and missing. The' French* have
taken - tbirty'eanno4 several flags, and five
THE WAR SPIRIT that now animates the.
nations - of Europe, is a
to the peace aspirations of the. exhibition
year of 1851. The prophets of universal
peace would thenhaVe laughed to scorn the
ides that before a dedide of years, then
commencing, there would .be fought, —on
European ground,. one of the, bloodiest -bat
tles which history records.
There is _terror, yet fascination, in the
glance 'of the War-Fiend: Fdr years, we
lave had, with but brief praises, naught
but- conflict appear uppermost, and Chris.
tian- men Wave' been as intensely interested
as others, looking at that Crimean strugg e,
at that Indian mutiny, and at this awfill
conflict in Italy, from their own stand point,
only.calmiig their hearts' apprehensions by
hearing a voice- ever ands anon breaking
through the hurtling tempest, "Be still,
and knOw thati 'itin God !"
I' may nay 'further, that many Christian
men, while ardent advocates of peace, never
expected it to growl np like a tree, with its
olustering fruits, without Christianity among
the . nations_ Popery,and InfidelitY
divide the EMpire of the European Conti
-Dent, while the nations themselves are.
wicked, OnsFivbilefEritainAs placed as Isbe
11, in an attitude of neeessaryself-protection
and self defence, how is; it ',passible that
wars and fightings will , not oome P There
, isinjustice there ii - tviiireiniinn i there is
, Fort , ley ". -v.( • 4. • 1.7
selfishness,• there is amhitioni all, seething
together in one cauldron.
GOD'S PROVIDENCE in and-by war, as
one of - his - sore judgments; comes out arrest'
in every one of,those• - great 'struggles of
which I have been called to write, you, for
the last five years. The result of the
Crimean war was the virtual Slaying of
Isladaism, in the repeal oFthei death pun''
ishment feraposts.or froM the Moslem faith.
It , was also the security to, ; „Bible ',lands, for
a time, of opportunity to read , and hear,
and receive the Living Word, and it' was
the signal of emancipatioi and conversion .
in the enslave& and corrupted-Churches of
So, also, the Indian.:Mutiny was a chas
tisement on -England's : Aunty neglect, and
her timid, GOd dishonoring policy, in keep : .
ing 'bank the' light from the 'ffindoo Relater,
which; hitd. be lenjoyed it ife the reading' of
the.Ohristiaw:Book, he , never could , have
broken, nt into. mutiny,_ because, m,addened
by the thought that,. England's faith
prompted her to take away his caste by
Morarthan rthis,-, the 'Churches lof , Christ
in England and the prated 'States‘are mow ,
waking up.at last:to the claims of India foi
evangelization. What the commission of
the ascending-King, what - the eure word of
believingq heart— r oould Dot• # accomplish;
what the burning eloquenee of,a Doff , failed,
save in a measure, to do,,is now being done
through those Shrieks and wails that came
to us from thel:Victims of Cairnpore; through
missionaries and i °Soar& martyred; dying
with.touragekall / uncomplaining,,their blood
telling us that there is 64 cruelty " in Rio
doostan, because it is one of the , dark plaow
Of this Mien
In Italy, again,'-behold great Babylon
coiningemp fremerobrinee = See her
pride.abased,..her dooms.day,of, terriblereck.
coning- hastening apace. TherPope's Swiss
troops MaYSlinghter the`ppor women and
children of one 'of tiff revolted towns, but
not the -less sure is it that be is buts poppet
sovereign, and that the , very.obstinacy and
pride of Antonelli, who moves. the puppet,
and the mock loyalty to St ,peter's Chair,
offered by Bonaparte and ViotOr Eminanuel,
combine 'to bring nearerand j iicarer a crisis
which , Chrietiatilnerr, looking- at praphehy,
have, always: expected.. A.riltheri Austria; , -
.Rome's: fastest friend., is .beatenf again and
again k The young ,Emperor is. sternly.
proud ; big is it nothing to have his troops,
decimated, to have' his renources taxed to"
,the uttermost, ;and to teach- to' Rome, or
rather td,the -worldit that all the prayers of
the Mariolatrists, Pope, , Cardinals, and
Legates, arein vain ?
THE ,GLOOMY . VIENVIS of, the,lrienda ,of
the Papacy ,are greatiy,izterearied,brthe ac
cesion to office, of the Palmerston Ministry.
The Tablet says `e
'' Lord John Russell and Lord Palitersten- have,
like "Rered - and Pontius Pilate, beanie friends on
the eve of this new orueifixion,-and4 the Catholic
members of the 110111110 of Commons -will have the
satisfaction of walking" in the procesSion of this
noVeCalvary. The French designii upon •Rome
wilt not be unacceptable . . to the present Cabinet,
and Lord John ossel' will "derive a singular
plesittre.lrem ,-, witriessing another' bloir at - the
Pontiff. He will be gratified, in all probability;
and his joy at seeing his fieighboes house on fire
will so 'derange his faCulties thatheWill'be unable
to see the incendiaries-about to do,themame*ser
vice for his. The.protector" of the Madiai will
sympathize with the Tuscans, nor will be see the
slightest.risk for the-future' in the insurrections
stirred up by the Emperor of the French._ In
short, vre'llad better make up ourminde to= the
wors.—for_Lord John, Russell has hats hands the
means of doing irreparable mischief, and will do
so without 'knowing what 'be IS 'doing ' If men
will blind themselves, there is no help ;for it: we,
must take the issues we have chosen; the country
is determined to have a Ministry which sym.
ps.thizas with Louis Napoleon,' ancLwhich regards
the alliance with him as the safeguard of peace,
which is already
. . •
It is w o r t hy of notice that , the Church
party in ,
France see, in the war, the gravest
mote' for alarm, as endangering the tem;
poral 1 authority • of- the Tope-I- Of - -course;
Louis Napoleon professes , (innocent man!)
to be both surprised .and .shocked. at ,the
revolutionary movements in the Papal States,
and that he not only `solemnly deolares that
he is full of respect. to the Boly father, but'
that he has not the: stighteit intention -of
allowing his temporal ,power to be encroached
on. The King of Sardinia in Hite manner,
°'dcith protest too'intich," ' for all the white
he is, with rather insatiate mairoswallowing
np Tuscany, Parina,, and Lombardy: , The ,
priests hate and execrate Victor Emmanuel,
as the cause of all these disaster& The •
grand fact is—and 'the Church' party in
stinctively detectit=that this war is• revo.
lutionary in its nature.. The result is, that -
in France the eaclesiastioal party ambegin
ning to assume a, menacing attitude„toward
the government Thus the Arebbiehop Of
Paris declined assisting at the To Downs
for rthe viotory of Magenta, alleging- that
the slaughter of men- Was loot , rt, ground dor
praising God.. A. good - apology, certainly ;
but would he, or. the ! Poperefuse a, To
Dem if both Napoleon and Victor EM
manuel - were killed' 'on 'the:tattle field, .or
Austria achieve it crowning triumph'?' We
It is said that the Pope, in rrecont Con.
sitory, has spoken in strong terms of .repro,
bation of tonis . ,Napoleon; or, wore . proba-'
lily, of tbe'l(ing of-Saidinia and it is a
fact- that , Cardinal l Antonellifl has 'Avritten
letters to friends: infßrance, to_mborn- he
complains,. with .veliement bitterness, that
.at this moment the most dangerous 'enemies
of the Chore!' are not 'hared . ° England ind
Trussia, , but Catholic. Franod , :and , Sardinia.
TEM JEws, as a race, .have intense, sym•
pathy with the Alik I
e n this war. Their
persecutors, at Rome and Vienna shutting
them tip, in the-one.eity, in" the Ghette, in
the other,-putting a bar:-.on their, employ.
went as eervants—are now- being -heavily
punished. The Vatican has triumphed in
kidnapping a poor Jewish' oy, and We are
now inforiria that he hail been, the 'other
day, actually ,ca confirmed!! Bat 'this= is
a poor, triumpli f and hut , intensifies the de;
testation of the Jewish , people: .
It is a positivtiact.that there are not less.
than one hundred_ and forty , Jewish officers
now serving in - the army in Italy. This
indeed is the number published arserving;
but a supplementary.list will 80011‘appearr.
The whole. Jewish, .poptilatien
. in Prance
does not. eaceed.orie hundred thousand souls
The proportion', therefore; Of "Jearisb offi
cers' serving,' inditiates-their , tgreat • ability,
bravery, and morality "iVelaan imagine
says the Jewish Chronicle, "with what:
zest the French 'Jewish soldiers will, fight
the Austrians, the bigoted oppressors And'
'persectitors of their brethren In Central
Europe. It Woul&he chrions Lb know how
many Jewish offfeererserve -in the Austrian
ariny.; , before Frallthel :Joseph became the ,
slave of the Concordat, we know tliere were
some in the Austrian army ; but we have
not-heard of any knee the canonieal. kart
superaeded the law •of ;the land " Neweinow
reaehes its that , in ibis, terror ; the young,
Emperor, issabout to. issue his decrees in
/SwF both of Protesb#B and Jews:
insurrection-in Hungary may be stayed, , if
her old independence as-a kingdom-be- se
THE PRESENTATION OF AN ADDRESS to
Sir John Lawfenoe, on Friday last, was in
every respect a MOE interesting event. First,
there was the exp ression of one who may
be truly' called A. Ginter MAN. There
he sat, on the crowded platform c with
Bishops, Divines, warriors, nobles, and
notables, around and behind; but in the
sublime simplicity of thai honest face ; in
the solid strength of thai'Mailsitre head ; in
that'bnrly'frame ; in that' eye, dreamy in ita
depths--while. in , repose, but - now kindling
like ,a torch, or glaring, if need were, like
a lion's, or softening into a darker liquidity,
so to speak, as Dr. Tait, in his beautiful
address, touches the cord of the heart's best
lover by , a =reference to the dead brother,
Henry Lawrence—you see va man greater
and -more , honorable than them all. On
the banks of , the pleasant Bann, ere it '
debonais into the Atlantic!, amid the
green meadow's and bleachleldS, nigh to
Presbyterian , Coleraine;- , in''-the County of
Derry, were ,these , two•!brothers born and
brought up. Like others, they went out as
cadets; like many others. too, Christianity
develeped iteelf;amid Indian eolitndes, into
vigorous life, and when the day of trial
came, they proved its ennobling.power.
The°address presented to Sir. John, was ,
signed by more than eaven thousand, persons,
including archbishops, bkshops, ministers of
all 'ecclesiastical' cociimunities, and the
Mayers' of more thane one= hundred cities
and towns.. It 'spoke of great- services. Ten;
dared, and then of a great principle asserted.
In point of feet, the recognition of that
great prinoipfe constituted' the 'main feature
of 'that erowdect.and Aniinential gathering.
It was a demonstration, in no mere party
spirit, of the most-solemn kind, in favor of
a free Bible for India, and, at the same time
a stern, determined protest against the ide:
testable 4 ' neutrality" policy of the old
Sir John' Lawrence remained seated.while
the Bishop of London read- the address , mid
then gave utterance, at some length, to sen- .
timents milted to the. occasion. He . then
rose, and`the whole assembly rose up to hail
him, just as Livingston' was'hailed arid wel
comed at Freemasons' -Hall. In low and. m od
est tones, he reads his reply,whose simplicity
of Statement, and ascription of glory to God
alone, were worthy of a great and good man.
It was as follows :
My Lord Bighop, "Ladies:and Gentlemeo: I
heartily thank ' your lordship - and the many
noblemenand.gentlemen who have signed the ad.
dries; for the high honor which they have done
• me. -You have beenTood "enough to attribute to
me a large share of the credit which is considered
due to those who fought to maintain the snprem,
say of England,. and secure the , safety of her
people. so sorely jeopardised in the late dreadfal
struggle India: 'I am grateful for the good
ofinton t of•my countrymen,- and deem. their inf
&ages the, highest honor : I could gain.. • There
were, hoWever, in that crisis, many men by my
side whit are.fairlr entitled to partioipate in this
distinetion,c and• whose services I have endeavored
to bring to notice. All, however, which we did
Imre.° more than our duty; and even our imme
diate interest. 'lt was no more , than the neces-4
cities of our position impelled us to,attempt. Our
sole chance of escape was to resi st lo the last.
;The' ' path of 'honor, - of ditty, and of safety was
clearly marked- out. for us. The !desperation of
our circumstances nerved us to. the _uttermost.
There never; perhapsoras an occasion when-it
was.more truly necessary to win or to die.:.:To
use the words of my heroin brother, at Lucknow,
it was incumbent on us'" never to give in." We
had no retreat; no soope• for compromise. That
we were eventually successful against the fearful
odds which 'beset us; was atone the'ittork of the
great God who so -mercifully vouchsafed his pro
tection. Nothing but ~a .series of miracles saved
us. To him, therefOre,.alone is the glory due.
I see no validirreason for changingthe opinion
'which .I expressed on the expediency• of allowing
the Bible to be read 'in all our schools and colleges
in India, by those who desire to do so. Far from
apprehending., evil from-this liberty, I believe that
the results for some years would be scarcely per
ceptibbt. 'ln progress of time, nog doubt,- how
ever, the seed which was sown would bring ;forth
fruit. It is not possible to introduce Western
learning and 'science into` India without leading,
its-people to throw off their own feithl If this
position be oorreet, surely we are bound , to give
them facilititi'foracqUiring a knowledge of the
true faith: , This is otir true policy: not only-
Christians; but as statesmen. In- doing ,onr- duty
toward them we should neither infringe"the
rights of conscience nor interfere with ,the. free
wilLof man. while we should be working, in the
tine way to maintain our hold on India. ''`Had
the mutineers of the Bengal army , posseissedisome
insight into-the principles of the Ohristion, reli
gion, they would' never have been misleem the
manner'- they- were—they, would never have
banded themselves, together to resist and to
avenge imaginary wrongs. Ignorance, in all
ages,' hasteen productive:lit error and delusion.
India has formed no exception to this.•rule. I.
pray that the misfortunes entailed by this mutiny
may teach 'true withont - which
her. .-tenure -of India can never prove prosperous
A • PRESENTATION to Lord Shaftsbury,
has been,anotherfeature of
,the past week.
That great 'philanthropist has now been the
President of the Ragged School Union for
mote' than fifieen years. . The teachers of
the twentythree-thciusand 'children now in
these schools, as well-asafmee who in. times
Past. were teachers, joyfully : Oohed a private
proposal, • made some montim ago, to pre
sent hie Lordship with - a work Of art, which
shall be sirggestive , and Commemorative in
its -character; and. be suitable. to' place
among the paintings and heir looms which
should.go.down to his ; posterity. In addi
tion to this work of art; an address was
pretiared,lnd oreparchinent leaves strolled
weredineeribed 'the names of more than
eighteen hundred— teachers of Ragged
Schools in the metropolis.
Thopresentatiori took plan at St. Martin's
Hall, and the some was' *most itriking. I
waSadmittedi ea it.friend-of the cause'; but
very few. tministers , or others, were there.
The Hall was filled with teachers - A band
of music, connected' with.larribeth. Ragged
Schools, 'poured' forth'its pious not es 'from
the gallery: The ' address gave exprensien
to the stffeletichiate teapot• and , ;gratitude
cherished by> the teachers' toward =their
lustrions leader. It was read ; by • , Mr.
Alexander Anderson,,ene of
,terian Church officers London,• 'and one
of the earli , Secretaries of the Union. It
was beautifully , lengrossed, , .and; withi the'
Signatures •attaohedy- formed , a beautiful
qa . ,rto .volume, bound' in. red moro c co.
- is an extract from 0e
Your fifteen Years presidenay,of our Union has
been 'no mere' notiiinalleiluie of office ; and the
feeling-that ire +were -following, a leader himself so,
abundant labors in well doing,
has-often encouraged - us. to renewed ileitions,
and cheered our:hearts.when-they weivriaint and.
weary. Through evil report as well as through.
good report. a friend high in worldly station, but
ranking +still higheniit the !Sae - red. aristocracy* of
the,, benefactors „.of mitnitind, yottr lordship,bas
ever stood by us to countenance, advise, and aid
is,. with your Influence, your wealth, +your prac
tical intellect, and also by kindly personal contact,
with the forlorn. outcast children, for whose best
interests you: have felt it, with us, to be re, Priv , .
Unite to. labor._ This yonr lordship has done with
out in the+least diniinishing your zealous and self-
Remlfloirtlr iitivOtioll '4:O • other departniinti'+ of
Christian :philanthropy is which, yon .have suo•!...
,esiefulky striven, to lighten, the toils, - carry
6oniftirt -to:the honies, and pure re li the
hearts, of the . toiling miilionso • oied.
- 1: - Theee sentiments have lotg,
pressed upon our hearth: and we have assembled
this evening to beg your kind acceptance of an
humble token of the gratitude which we feel. In
choosing the form, which..our naodesi, memorial
should take, we wished . to fix on something which
might embody in scale suitable pictorial form a
memento of your - lordship's connexionArith our..
own Valued institutions. We hope in some meas
ure to have attained that object in the obnice cif a
work of art, representing^ member,of the Raggd
School Shoe Black Society enjoying ; : a morning
meal at his station behind St. Oternent's Chiirch -
In the Strand. Many such otherwise friendless I
lade has the Society over which your Lordship
presides raised from degradation and misery; led'
to the house of God, and taught to earn their .
daily bread by honorable toil. •
Unaffected modesty, deep affection for the
teachers as a body,'(comprising: i
ere, sempetresses, and persons of every class
in society,) together with Evangelical and
catholic feeling, and=• strong personal •etrui-'i ,
tion—all marked Lord Shaftsbury's reply. i
It was not written; but 'spoken .with great;
vigor and earnestness, ,and .the speaker :
gave but utterance to. the conviction of an
honest heart, when he said that he would
rather be the- President ~o f- the -Ragged
Bohm' Uninu ; than the greatest and most
successful General the world had ever seen.
And verily, such victories as have been ,
achieved by him and his coadjutors, are, in
deed, "glorious:":The laurels thinrwon are
all unstained by bloody" and )they are not
steeped in .the tears of widowed and or
THE REVIVAL IN UtsTAR yrogressea
with accelerated power. It is now spreading
itself rapidly. over the four counties ' of AO;
trim, Londonderry, Down, and. Armagh.
Its.powerehas been.as'yet 'mainly indicated
in the. Iwo ,former counties. It is, verily,,
a strange thing to find sueit a stirring of the
very dePths of Ulster Presbyterianism, so
generally calm in its temperament, - solinev
citable 'as—compared- with` that , old. , Celtic
racte r beside , winch it has dwelt-forctaioscen-,
tunes, .bat with which it has never ,inter
Strange, too, / are those physical,aptattons
which are followed by . the'entirecollapse of
nervous energy with-a• sense - -of-burning
and oppression in the .chest. and, in ,the re .n
gion of the heart, under whieb strongmen,
ae well' ae more .exciteable femalee,„ are
"struck down!' When' we 'also find -thit
under the- , distressi , thus'.eaused thereis a
tremendous sense--Of wrath, leading
to irrepressible.eries-for ,nrtiwhelk
we add to all this the beatitiful fullness of,
prayers and thanksgivings
,poored forth by
the converts, (many of whom 'were compara
tively ignorant beforisi)-it iDitfif =admitted'
that it iseomething mysterioueand perplexing •
above all other revival scenes, itudithat,ev,en:
while we must reeognize the great power of
At Ballymenav- it Derry; at Ooleraine,
Bushmills, Ballymoneypand otheraplaces in.
Antrim, the movement is . n, full, force..
The _male converts _•fora, missionaries to
other quarters, and these "are taking,up .a
field extending' along the'' 'ilia of railiity
from Omagh , , o‘Binsiskilk.n.
So at Belfast, thuypower, ..the•vawaken , .
ing increpses, daily. . ; The „Bishop, of I the,
diocese presided at last week's united pray,er
meeting, and about one hundred ministers
were -present. Open air services lhalre been
conducted.by P.resbytsritins r as wallas mem
bers of the Primitive Wesleyan Conference,
assembled in annual session at Belfast, At
a great " Field Meeting," pf this charac
ter, , last - litird's'day" 'evening, it is acid fifteen
thousand - persons were-rneeny torn:ledinto
" During. the ,serviees,7 says • a.loss ( jour
nal, " many persons were led.to cry for mer
ey'and pardon through a Saviour's blond,
and they were ministered to, and prayed
over, by some of the ministers ` ; and soon
declared they,had founth peanut in looking
At Dr. Norgan's ‘oluaroh, in connexion
with the t elebration' of - We "Lord's" StiOjfer,
last Sabbath, there] was very'deepverhotion:
Daring the service,, two female tr Sabbath .
School pupils ,were greatly agitated and ,
were led into the school rooin„ where prayer
was offered,' and *otisolitidit effectually'
An elder. of , Dr. M.'s nhurob, , who has
been incessantly engaged in, vieitinethoSe
undereonviction, writes me thus: ",Every one
who has a heart
. for work, is done up, the
calle'areiso many. As the • movement here
has been wish among the poor, our town
The-Lord is doing great.thinge in our midst.
In Fiebewick Place Sabbath Sohool, about
forty- have fount the • Saviour within - the`
past three weeks , .
The Rev., Hugh ilannathas almost writ.
ten me frilly on, the same„subject,• and his
letter appears this week in the London .
Christian Cabinet, which I have been
providentially called furnieh weekly and
authentic accounts of the. ReVival. An
immense- unitpd . pray er meeting seas-held on
the Wedneaday,of. the present. week, in the
,Gardens, •Belfast. Railway trains
brought large numbers thither from the
counties =of Antrim; Tirose, 'Armagh, and
The American Revival of last year, under
God,,seems to have .been the oeossion of the
prisent movement, in the, sense of wakin g s
*the spirit of earnest aid united prayer
in Ulster. J. Vr*
• P. 8. . Mr; eobden has;arrived in Liver
, pool. He is offered by Lord . Palmerston a
pl area in thePabinet. Parliament re. assembled
last evening. The new Miniatry are, strong
for Wentrility, and permits diplotimey is buiy,
and it is said that the • Prince of Prussia
presses hard, upon 'Francis Joseph's retire
ment from Italy, and the liberation of Hun
gary. If shin intolerable pride will but
yield, we may haVe'rsiaee'ere long. Bat he
may now trust to his strong fortreissiis of
quadrangle,: and .it-so r the war ,will go ,on f
and widen its awful sweep', more and more.
For the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate
OP THE REV. JOHN SMITH, A PREBBYTB•
RIAN 'MINISTER, TO His BROTHER, THE
REV:'- PETER 'SMITH, A METHODIST
TO THE REV. PETEE SMITH` :-Dear
Brother :—I nowiaomply with yourteequest,
that I should ; state, . -;on paper my objections
toArininianism, ae„ it is
. taught ,by the
Standards - Of the Methodist _Episcopal "" Peace.
• Ohtirok It shine my aim to be Rerfeetly, Let me praise God for having turned me
fair and dispassionate. The' Methodists "froaki life of woe to the enjoyment of peace
have., inacied , l done < a great - and hope. The work is real. I can no
,thousan4s -have, „through, their instrumental-: more doubt ir,itin I can doubt ray own ex
itYr been , brought ,._ into, the kingdom of ,intenoe. The w current of my desk( s
Chris Thegreit diitykne..of salvation by altered. "I am walking quite another
- faith s in a' crucified ßeiti'cliiiir,ltes,,l4 a I. ,*ay,•ittielikti I am ' incessantly stumbling is
.greata extent ; _P the '' T *inr that. way. rhad a bleated view of Gacr and
preachers; and God has crowned• their divine things. 0 ! how great is his excel.
labors as he , always ; will crown:sub labors . 1 4eneo . I find Amy heart pained for wait of
with success,. - Bat it, is not the Aresinipn , . werds - to4raise k acierding to his , excellent
elninent that his beenAlimi,mnde effioarnorui.., gteatness. I looked forward to conformity
Pure could never dive a sod. ; to:him- as the great end of my existence,
This,: I thinki must- strike :anyierioii-that and my assurance "was full. I said, alracst
ommiders the•Aiture , prayer: - .in tears, gt,Who thin separate from the love
Without pe r ger,,we ere . not saved.— But .of 'Chrlstl Shall tribulation, or distress, or
AiMinianism Aniknot be worked tlp ,into persenution, .finnine or nikdness, or
;prayer' weild'oruniiili to iitnies, in the , ?era, oi,thYjetroVite—lreitry Martyi:
Phihuldphia, Small I Weat "Corner of Seventh and Chestnut Streets
WHOLE N 0.857
very attempt. It in onlyout you temper it
with the truths and the spirit of Calvinism;,
that is,`when you take out the self-exalting
and infuse-the God honoring, that you- can
make it.up into, anythingiike prayer, suit
able to be. offered- to the Divine Majesty.
As a matter of faot, on your knees you
Methodipta are usually good Calvinists ; and
just au long as you remain on your knees,
you do virtually end .rse 'he principles and'
doctrines of the Westminster Confession of
Faith, With strange inconsistency, the
moment you rise to your feet, you are all
Arminians win. We have decidedly the
advantage or you. Our prayers and our
sermons are of :the-same material. We can
convert the sentiments of our sermons, into
the language of prayer; we can take our
prayers and turn them into sermons. This,
you Methodist preachers cannot do. If you
think you can, my good lirother, just make
Between the Methodists and Roman
Catholics, there is indeed a wide interval.
It is the interval between Protestantism and
Popery. On one'point, however, they are
'poke() far apart They are both given to
praying in a foreign tongue—the one liter
ally, the other metaphorically. The Roman
ist says his prayers in Latin, the Methodist
preys in the language of Calvinism. Neither
the one nor the other is ever known to pray
in his own proper ; tongue ; the Papist will
not, the Arminian cannot. Brother, if
I belonged to a religions denomination
which , could not pray in the language of
'its own sentiments; if every time I was
about to enter into my closet, I had to leave
my own creed outside the door, and had to
borrow my neighbor's creed 'for the pur
poses of deletion ; I say, if I belonged to a
net that lived thus on borrowed capital, I
`think that I should dissolve my ecclesiasti
cal relations on short notice, s and cast in my
lot with those who - can preach as they pray,
and' can pray as they preach.
Spiritual Balance Sheet.
For I reckon that.the enfferinge of the ores•
ent time , are not worthy to be compared with the
gloty that ehall be revealed in ne."—Rom.
How frequently we dwell on present trials
and, sufferings, rather than on "the glory
=which shall be revealed in us ;" we think
!more of the " light affliction which is but
for a moment," than of the " eternal weight
-of glory" which is in reserve for us. Paul
was a man who. knew how to work experi
-Mentally on suffering and trial : perhaps no
one. ever endured so great a variety of suf.
fering,as he did, and no mortal ever had such
manifestations 'of the Divine glory. I never
think on'the above text, but I imagine a
sort of spiritual balance.sheet laid before
the tried and afflicted Christian drawn up by
one who is fully competent, under Divine
influence, to give such a detail of losses and
gains, and of riches in actual reversion, as
will not fail to (Amer him amidst the trials
and vicissitudes •of which he is 'the subject,
if lie will .but calmly, prayerfully, and in
f.faith consider this statement, relying on the
• faithfulness; of" that God who influenced the
Apostle to draw it up for the consolation of
the children; of God. Let us now take a
glance at the balance-sheet, In the hope that
we also may atTiye,at the same conclusion as
did the Apostle Paul.
" TEM SIIIPPERINGS OP-THE PRESENT TIME."
In labors more , abundant.
In stripes above measure.
In prisons more frequent.
In deaths Oft.
Five times received I forty stripes, save
Thrice ittes rI, beaten. with rods.
Thrice I puffersd shipwreck.
night and day I s havf been in the deep.
In perils of waters.
In perils of. robbers.
In perils , by mice own countrymen.
In perils by the heathen.
In peril's in the city.
In perils in the 'wilderness.
in perils in the sea.
In, perils among false brethren.
In weariness and painfulness.
In watchfulness often.
In hunger and thirst.
In &stings often.
liroold and nakedness.
Besides those things which are without,
that =which °Gareth uporcine daily, the care
of the churahes.
tt THE GLORY TO BE REVEALED IN ITS."
Per we know .that if our earthly house of
this tabernaole'were dissolved, we have a
building of" . God, an honee not made with
halide, eternal in the heavens.
Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither
bath •it entered-into the heart of man, the
things that God hath prepared for them
• that love him.
That he might make known the riches of
his glory on the vessels of mercy, which
he hath.before prepared unto glory.
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown
of righieonaness, which the Lord, the
righteous Judge, shall give me at that
day and not to me only, but unto all
them also that love his appearing.
When' Christ who is our
. life shall appear,
then shall ye also appear with him in
„Arid so - shall we be ever with the Lord.
The Apostle Paul, `having carefully ex
amined the foregoing account, deliberately
makii the following declara,flon :--x! I am
persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor
,nor,prinotpaliks, nor powers, nor
things present, nor things to come, nor
height, nor depth, nor any, other creature,
shall be alits to
separate us from the love
of God :which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
-The Clikstian Helper.
for a moment."
"An eternal weight