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Pdr the Preebytetlan Banner.
) Irreverenq Dpring Worship.
irrons:—Not long•sineeras
sisting a, brother in the exercises of
.a com
munion service, during the prayer,. after
serinon < my attention was• arrested .by'
snap z sttap, snap. The eye soon detected .
the cause of the snapping noise. A:great
magy, people were looking at,
the opening and shutting of which ,pro
4,need the sound. Next service we had a
rTpetition of the same; aud indeed during
all ,tpe exercises, the Tutor was no more,
prompt in following .my sermon with a
prayer, than the people were, at the• mime
time, in drawing forth, springing open, and
snapping shut their watches. -
Now, all this was, a new part of worship
to me, and I ventured to mention it to my
brother. " 41k 1". said he, ". you noticed it,
did,you? aotioad it at first, but ,now I
have .got ,used to it. My oldest elder is
proud of knowing the lengthof every ser
mon that- he has beard in the last thirty
yearnomii he always looks at his watch in
time of prayer. ;I suppose others follow
his example.' ,
Some,further conversation revealed the
fact that this elder was not very spiritually
minded, ,and that the pastor and I were
agreed, as to the irreverence and chilling
influence of his habit. It was also agreed
that I, should write to. the Banner,, and , ask.
your opinion. Let us- hear, please, wont
you? •P4i.nL.
[Strict , attention is due to all theparts of
worship. The conduct referred to is very
unbeeoming, and deserves the reproof ad
minikitered. Andlet we must wiyut word
palliative .of the habit of those Who note
time's progrdss. If the sermon or prayer
is im long as to, weary the worshippers, or
if it is unedifying, we-are not to think it
strange if we witness symptoms of nneasi
ness.. We advise our brother ,elder and his
neighbors to get'watehes which'will reveal
the time. withou " "snapping,"or otherwise
abandon, a habit which is both.anuoying
and irreverent.—Ros.]
In Ide,moriw
One B. WEBSTER, a graduate of
New -Jersey College. and a 'member of
Princeton Theolo.ifical Seminary, died at
his residence in Chester, N. H., on the
Mornitig of.tho:.26th inst. At a meeting of
the .students of the Seminary, the follow
ing 'resolutions .were adopted :
WHAREAS, It -hail pleased 'God to re
meve, by a 'sudden and •mysterious dispen
sation, our.beloved fellow-student, Om B.`
WIIBSTER ; therefore,
Resolved, That while we rejoice in the
As:mat:toe of his unspeakable gain, we can
uotobut mourn for ourselvet the loss of. an
earnest co-laborer and warm-hearted friend,
and for , bliesohurch thus deprived of the
service,cof , one whose high attainments as
a man, escholar, and :a Christian, promised
to render him an 'effective laborer in 'the
Master's vineyard.
I Resolved,: That we 'deeply-condole• with
the; soirowing:family bereft of a faithful
sone:and a .noble brother i and while .we
mingle:our tears with .theirs, would unite
our: prayers also, thatl affliction may
work trut,for them and us , a , " far moreux,
deeding %Ad, eternal weight of g . lory."
.Resolned4 That these resnluttititts besent
to the,family of - the deceased, and that they
be also published in the Presbyreridn, the
Presbyterian 4 Banner, the NOW. York Ob
servo% Statilthibßrinzeton Standard. •
lbehidf of Sethinary.
J. D. TAMMY, Committee.
Princetozi Meg &m, Feb. 4,1862.
Poe • the Presbyterian Banner.
Tie .Presbytery of Bloirsville.
This Presbytery, at their meeting at
.ooss-Roads,,,Ja.n. 21, 1861, received the
Rev. T. M. MoClun„l7, from the ,Presbytery
fat Ohio, and installed him pastor of the
„iphproh of Cross-Roads.
At their meeting at New Alexandria. on
the sth of November; 1861, they ordained
11/les:are. T. F. Wallace and Wm., Cunning
ham as Evanfelists—tbe former to labor as
a missionarTin•South America, under the
care of our Board,of ForeiguMissions, and
the latter to serve as a Chaplain in our
army. Ia these services, Mr. Hill preached
the sermon ; Dr., Plumer, by request, de
livered the charge to Mr. Wallace ; and
Mr. Torre-nee, the oharge ; to ;Mr., Cunning
JAMES DAVIS, Slated Clerk
MESSRS. EDITORS :—The pastor of Glade
Run church and, the Principal of Glade
Run Academy, with their families, desire,,
through the columns' of the Banner, to ex
press their thanks to the congregation for
their valuable donation, made on the 23d
unexpectedly, about ten o'clock A.
M., the quiet routine of the Academy was
disturbed by the arrival, one after another,
of wagons and sleds, causing the exclama
tion : " What can all this mean ?" How
ever the suspense was soon removed. The
Principal, with his family, teacher and stu
dents were invited, to meet the congregation
in the church. 0:1004g they not only,
met the congregation, With their pastor and
his family, but long tablos neatly spread and
richly ladened.
After all had feasted on the good things
prepared for the Occasion—thq, meantime,
enjoying a rich feast of social interaOufige—
the ,13&1 Psalm was read, the'' 344 hymn
sung, and prayer offered, the congregation
dispersed, leaving behind them many tokens
of, their, r kind regard; such as clothing,
fuel and food, both for man and beast.
God, grant that while time endures, the
church of Glade Run may remain a united
and happy people; 'and may the bell of
their unpretending Academy only cease to
suminon her students to their recitations,
When the voice of the last, truMpet shall
bave cited us all to appear before the bar
Qur, ,prayer is that from the church and
the sehool, streams may constantly, flow
which eht4l make glad ,the city of our God.
Menhir to Clergymen.
Vebruary 1, 1.862:
REV. gilt, is universally conceded
that nothing is so destructive to all the best
interests of men as intemperance, and that
whatever we may do for the good of the
soldier, is lost upon him, if he falls a prey
to this enemy. The temptations to drink
ing intoxicating liqueri in camp life are so
numerous, and to the young and inexperi
enced at times so irresistible, that there is
ti'eall for strong counteracting influences
from all who feel4or his welfare. A series
of short, ,attractive, and, instructive tracts
have been prpgated to turn his eyes from
the ou 0 of (Waft 'and df thole; some 200,-
Per the PreabyteiLan Banner
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VOL , X., , ; NO. i 23.
000 have ,been sent forth , in packages' of
1,000 to a regiment, and they have been
teceiied with gladness, and .we believe, to
the`good of many. 'BSit the gifts of indi
viduals most friendly are exhausted, while
the work has but commenced. The moral
and religious interests of. our patriotic
army should have a place, you will allow,
in eVery pulpit; and would each minister
lay this subject' before his people, and take
a collection for the object, it would soon
give us alli f he funds. we,doirs. Will you
not, Dear Sirs, consent, to do it ? We are
Sure it will deeply interest your own hearts
and the hearts of Your people, especially
where young - men have gone forth from
your midst to the r fight. In no case have
we failed of success, or of , receiving both
the thanks and contributions of the people.
But übiquity is not ours, and we must ask
you 'to do the 'work for us; and however
small,the collection you may take , and will
forvirard i at No. 10 Park Bank, it will
be gratefully received and faithfully appro..
priateo. Should your church or cougrega
tien designate any particular regiment
which they may wish supplied, one thou
sand tracts will •at-once be forwarded to it.
In behalf Of our' patriotic army;
I JOHN MARSH . , Cur. Sec. A. T.U.
For the Presbyterian Banner.
Our Soldiers and 'Sailors and the Board of
While providence of 'God has recently
in some degree limited both the means ,and
the, opportunity enjoyed by the Board of
Publication: for carrying forward the work
of colpOrtaae in its usual form, that same
providence has opened a most extraordinary
and promising , field, for a, time,, among the
defenders of our country on the laud andthe
sea. The Board has eagerly availed itself
of this opportunity, and, has been doing
among.them noble and blessed work.
It:has prepared! a " Soldier's Library,"
containing seventy choice and suitable vol
umes which it furnishes for $l5 in cash.
No better library for a regithent or a camp
can, be found.
It has published for sailors a manual-en
titled " The Sailor's Companion," at the
price of fifty. ,cents, containing religious
reading, hymns„ prayers, burial service, for
use at sea, and other matter adapted to the
needs of a sailor's life. ' This' hss received
the warmest,:commendation of chaplains
and pious. naval .oflicers: A Jarge number
of ships have been furnished. with copies of
this volume, and in every
c ease they, have
been Most . gratefully received. '
It has published an admirable little work
called" The Soldier's Pocketßookp mhich
has been received in all the camps, and by
all grades and kinds of soldiers, not only
with eagerness, init with enthusiasm. Of
'this; 60,000 copies in English have already
been issued, and the ery for. more is daily
toning to the Board from all our camps.
Its ' five cents, or $5, per ,hundred.
An edition in German has recently been
issued, and is now beginning to circulate
among the German soldiers. The - 'Spirit of
God has signally attended and blessed
this little work in numberless instances to
the, conversion of the impenitent, the edi
fieation of Christians, and reclamation of
The Board has published a;great variety
of tracts suitable for the :soldier's °reading,
among them one Tackage 'entitled " The
Soldier's Series," price ten cents, of which
many thousands have gone to the various
camps. • Also a card, ;suitable for use in
hospitals and elsewhere, entitled " The
Sinner's Resolve;' which has been the
means of doing great ,geod among the,sick
and wounded.
Of the " Sabbath -School -Visitor," large
packages have been sent to the camps, and.
it,is earnpety,sought - and Tea 4 by.the sol
The " Social • Ps'alniodist, " a little work
at thirty-five cents, contains the., choicest
and most familiar hymns and tunes, and has
been. an.essential aid-inipromoting singing
in the army, especially in the. prayer
meetings and.ublic services.
Of all these works-thousands upon thou
sand& have, through the. Christian gener
osity. of friends of the , soldier and the .
sailor, =been.given to them-without charge.
It isbelieved that, since this war began, the .
Board has been graciously permitted to
place a printed o f fer ot salvation in the
hands. of at least 250,000 'individuals of
these classes.
The work still grows greater and greater
The opportunity only •widens before us
from day to day. During the month of
January larger quantities than ever , -of
books and tracts have .been sent to Port
Royal, to Hatteras, to Fortress Monroe, to
the camps all along the Potomac, to the
hospitals around Washington, Baltimore,
and elsewhere • to Western Virginia, to
Kentucky, to Missouri, to our various navy
yards and ships, and indeed almost wher
ever soldiers and sailors were to be found.
Chaplains, pious officers, and even pious
privates who are engaged in these labours
gratuitously, send us their thanks for sup
plies already furnished, and 'invariably beg
for yet more to be cent.
We would like. here to. insert extracts
from many letters, bat conot. One min
ister in Kentucky, who is engaged in this
work for the,Board among the vast armies
there collected, wrote, a few.days•ago—" I
have •supplied about forty,, thousand men,
with- the .aid of several Bhaplains. Gen.
Buell has .kindly given me a general pass
to enter his lines at pleasure." And then
he urges the Board to send on large sup
I A Methodist chaplain, at or near St.
Louis; writes I have distributed all the
books, and nearly all the cards sent me.
They are joyfully received by all. I have
never yet found a man to refuse any of the
reading matter,:and all seem anxious and
very thankful for the books, tracts, and
A laborer, now making distributions
among the soldiers in and near Cairo, Illinois,
writes:—" This place and adjacent outposts
should be thoroughly supplied. .with our
publications. I .could most• usefully dis
tribute at least eight thousand of the
'Pocket Books,' and of 'our other publica
tions in proportion. But whatever is done
shoidd be done quickly." The last remark
is solemnly true. One or more great bat
tles may soon put thousands of these sol
diers beyond the reach 'of any offer of sal-
Such is the work in hand. Such are the
growing opportunities. But just now, sad
to tell, the means for carrying it forward
are entirely exhausted. Early in December
an appeal for aid Was sent out in religious
newspapers and . by a circular. Many gen
erous responses were made in the shape of
cot iributions to the - Distribution Fund.
But 'so incessant and importunate have
been the demands for books and tracts, that
the money received isull expended. The
Fixecutive Committee of the 'Board, a few
days ago, voted away the' last remaining
Must 'the Board cease from this blessed
work among the soldiers and sailors 7 ,
Will not the pastoys of our chnrches
make our need known to their people ?
Will not individual Christians, without
waiting for their churches, send us such
help as Goa may,incline and enable them
to give.?.:,
Remittances should be addressed= to
Tames ,Ounlap, Esq., Treasurer, 821 Chest
nut Street, Philadelphia.
Corresponding Secretark
P. S. Churches or individuals sending
contributions, may have :books and tracts
scat to particular regiments or companies,
in, which they are specially interested, by
giving us a name and, address, to which we
may forward the package.
The Jews in Italy—Good Tidings—The Man for
the Work—Ragged School Appeal--Marvellous
Statistics and Fruits—Distress, in Lancashire—
Wealth of Lancashire—Rewards of Enterprise
and Industry—Specimen hifen Was/Oanism and
Congregationalism—A Scandalous Clerical Im
posture in Lancashire—" Sighing" for Presby
tery—The Prince of Wales—Canon Stanley his
Companion in Travel—Broad Churck Tendencies
—Another ResignatiOn of a Rationalist Clergy
man-Literature and London Writers—Mark
Lemon and "Old London"-,Dog Stealing—
.Religiaue Book and Tr:act Society for!Scoilancl—
John Bright and a. Visit to hie Birth place.,
LONDON, Tan 25, 1862.
Tap Jaws ITALY are • &in& fresh
indications of their - interest in Christian-
ity. A - letter has just been issued " for.
private circulation, by This
Rev. Ridley -
Herschell, of Lonion. This worthy man
is of the seed of Abraham, and has three
brothers, each of whom, like 'himself; is a
Christian minister in this country. Mr.
Herschell states that a year ago he visited
Italy with a view .of•aseertaining 'the con
dition of his. brethren of- the House of
Israel in that land. He foun:d -that the
Lord had .prepared the hearts of many,
both in Rome and Leghorn, besides other
places, to hear' the Gospel of his grace.
He was thus persuaded . that an able and
spiritual missionary would 'become a bless
inc.: both to Jews and Gentiles. Irnme
diaely after his return to England, the
British Society for the Propagation of
the Gospel among the Jews," sent forth
Dr. Mayer (formerly a Jewish Rabbi, and
the facts of whose , history and conversion
are peculiarly striking;) to' Leghorn. He
left this country,with ;Many fervent prayers
for the success, of his mission. These
prayers have been answered, and a remark
able blessing has been" vouchsafed, in the
hearts of many 'Gentiles as well as Jews,
to confess Christ as theirGod'and Saviour.
The wealthy Jews,at Leghorn warmly wel
comed Dr. Mayer, and' have continued to
come : to him focinstruetion—his kno7ledge
of Jewish Literature enabling him to meet
their questions, and to solve their doubts.
The lEnglish.clergymen land Dr. Stewart,
the minister of the Free Ghureh of Scot-
land, unite in, bearing ,witness to the ; zeal,
prudence, and Cliristian character of the
A number of the Jews are about to make
a public profession of their faith in Christ,
and Mr, Ilerschell is about to go to Leg
horn to ; officiate at their baptism. -It is
hoped that Geneva also will become an im
portant station, where it is proposed that
Professor Davidson should take under his
charge some of the .young 'converts from
Judaism,- and train them as Evangelists for
"'Thus," says Mr. lierschell, "'we trust
that by God's-blessing the bringing in of
the Jews, may ;become life from the. dead , to
many in Italy. If the noble army of mar
tyrs who in former days laid down their
lives for the Truth in that land, could now
address us from their heavenly _mansion,
'how would they urge' us to spread , the
knowledge.ofr a free salvation throughout
liberated Italy--to. the Jew-first, and also
to the Gentile."
making an appeal for special help for its
multiplied and multiform operations in and
around the metropolis. In 177 Ragged
School Institutions there are ,207 Sabbath
Schools ' with 25,264- scholars in attend
ance; 161 day schools, with 17,340 schol
ars; 216 evening ,schools, with 9,84?
scholars;`and 104 - Dadustrial Glasses, With'
3,774.pupi15. There are' 386-paid teachers
(all, zealousin their work, and witlspecial
aptitude,also,) in week-night ,schools and
in Industrial Glasses and Refuge§. There
are 404 paid Monitors; 2,972 voluntary
teachers; and Refuge's, 'where 698 'in
mates are fed, lodged, - clothed, and edu
cated. Upwards of 700 • boys and girls
have emigrated to, the Colonies. In March
last, 1,215 boys and girls received prizes
for having remained in their situations,
with good `character,' upwards of twelve
months. There are 88 parents' , meetings,
attendance 2,307; 86 penny banks, 28,-
193 depositors; and 56 clothing Clubs.
The eight Shoeblack Societies in London
eraploy an average of 331 boys who,
during the year 1860, earned £4,447, or
upwards of £l4 each, boy. They cleaned,
during the year, 1,115,289 pairs of boots
and shoes. -
' Ragged Schools are like missionary sta
tions in low neighborhoods, having in many
cases connected with :them,- Industrial
Classes, Clothing Clubs ' Penny Banks,
Mothers' Meetings, Libraries, Readina
Rooms, and plabeS of worship for " tee
very poor ;" thus diffusing light, health, ,
and peace, amongst abenighted and along
neglected population: -
DISTRESS in the:manufacturing, districts,
from the partial running or entiresstoppage
of mills, is increasing Large numbers ,of
). •
work-people are left destitute. They are,
as a class, painfully improvident, and, with
happy exceptions, lay little by in Savings'
Banks or otherwise for " the rainy day."
ilence want of employment pauperizes and
ilegrades. It is now clearly. admitted that,
independent altogether of the American,
crisis lithe mills have' been producingtoo
much for demand at home and abroad.
Our. Colonial markets are glutted—in
eluding also China. A. collapse would have
inevitably occurred some time, and , probe
,bly this very year. I have been recently
among the Lancashire districts. In some'
places the diatress is far - greater than oth
ers. - Blackburn it is very severe, and
meal, bread and soup are being distributed
daily. At Manchester, a Poor law (addi
tional rate,) has been put, which alone
amounts to £75;000. The wealth Of. that
city and the surrounding district is enor
mous. Taking in a circle of thirty miles,
there is, I am assured, more wealth and a
laraer population than even in London
I'' have had opportunities of seeing re
markable men who have been, under God,
the artificers of their own prosperity.
Thus there is at Bolton a man, - now grow
ing old, "Ji, poor boy among the hills "
once, who was early 'brought under the
powerof the Gospel by' Wesleyan 'Metho
dism, and who rose, from being a lad in a
cotton mill, ,first to be manager, then
joint partner, then sole proprietor—buy
ing out the interest of his partner, and
bringing into the firm his two sone, both of
(Whom are now living-in princely mansions,
gittring their children a first-class education,
and also dispensing Itheir large bounty to
the relief of temporal distress, and to the
'spread of the Gospel at home and abroad.
In the =manufacturing districti, :Wesley's
followers are very oumeroue, and as a body
are wealthy and , influential,-although com
,prehending many of, the poor, whointheir
turn climb .the leader and become pros
perous. The system is adinirably adapted
to the tastes of the masses, and has largely
ennobled 'and elevated them. I .find'many
Wesleyans .largely free from sectarianism,
and many of them carryinto.practice the
principles' 'of the Evangelical Alliance.
They are also getting a better educated
ministry, who, however r No not 'cease to
preach the old message ;Which fires, and
woes, and subdues—full of, Christ and jus
tification by his blood=regeneration by the
Holy Spirit—and holiness as the fruit of
real faith.
The Cengregationalists of Laneashire-are
,also a powerful body. As indicated in my
last, they are about to celebrate the 1662
exodus of the Puritan clergy of England,
by raising thirty new chapels and schools.
'Many of this body live in palaces, and are
owners' of magnificent cotton mills, and
.print works; they take fatherly pains to'
do good to the people undeF their. charge.
A great -.scandal has been agitating the
Lancashire Congregationalists, in connex
'ion with ,a youngpinister ot popular gifts,
whose claims to the Degrees of " Doctor of
Philosciphy," and "M. D.,". as'well as other
self-exalting claims; have beenAliseoveted
to be fictitious. le had 'iikuired :great
power and influence over.aßlackbelrecon
gregation,. which, even after t his exposure
and condemnation by refereee.expointed by
themselves, seem still to. -ding ''to him--
stirred up, by, artful letters from hinrin his
temporary retirement. y Mr. Binney, of
London, was at one time likely to have '
this young man as 'his assistant at the
Weigh-House Chapel. One of- the..minis- ,
tars of Manchester had, without-inquiry,
endorsed him with all his titles, and even,
now is his quasi-defender to the great in
dienatien of •Mf.'Bine:ey and his brethren'
generally. The Congregationalist Patriot'
has -been full of letters, •and- , one of the
writers signing himself_" .A. Pastor," ,sighs
for Presbytery, in order that; there might
be pOwer to adjudicate upon cases like this,
and to save-churches from b'eing duped by'
TILE PRINCE OF WALES is to be accom
. ,
panic& by the Rev. Canon Stanley, in his:
journey to Egypt, Turkey, :arid the Holy
Land. Canon Stanley.was as a' -youth, the.
favorite pupil at Rugby,,of, Doctor Arnold,.
and was his biographer. 11e is , more
"Broad Church" than ever, and his com
mentaries on some of the Epistles, indi
cate decidedly erroneous views on the great:.
point of justification. , This journey with-.
the Prince . is soen,.to be followed by a
Bishoprick. Stanley is not so heret- 7 ,
ical as Rowland Williams'' (Whose, case '
has just been concluded 'befoin Dr:Lish- c
ington, who will not ; give sente4ce•fer.some
time,) but ,the,,hatredo-the milder of the b
°Broad School 7 te , cloginatic,,teackings„,t6 0
full-orbed Augustinian, .Paultue .tp,u , i,
makes them`io sympathize''with the Fin
and= last developments and to catisetheni to •
regard suits.before thei_Ecclesiastical Courts ''
as persecution: :Another,clergymari who
adopts these views,. has followed the exam- .
pie of Mr'! MoNaught, of Liverpool, and
resigned hii ministry in the Church of - .
England,-still.retaining its membership,'
paying, the ,Church the left hand oomph- .
ment that there is, no comm.unity where
there is such freedom ofthought. Alas !
the mass of these new heretigs will hold
fast, their places, and their 113116i1de is ever
increasing among the higher 'clasees—- -
pecially at Oxford-- 7 where the. Evangelicals -.
, are at a decided ,discount., 40
LITERATURE is not very thriving, al
though by no means unproductive or idle.
One third of the
.penny And halfpenny ,
publication's 'which sinning' into 'existence
after the repeal of the - paper duties, haVe
ceased to exist. .Dr: ' , Charles 'MackaY is
delivering a lecture with the eccentric ti
tle of "The valuables of ,thoughts and
things; of sentiments and commodities;
and on the market price of the invaluables."
Mr. Mark Lemon, editor of Punch, is 'de
livering lectures, illustrated by striking
pictures of ,the manners, customs, -build
ings, bridges, churches of-London .in the
olden time. ,He a fine ,specimen , of a
portly John Bull, good humored, witty-and
accomplished- He has
,broad shoulders, an
ample waistcoat, rink, gray hair over t a
massive head, and discourses very pleas
ingly. His-lectures will be a standing en
tertainment at the Gallery of -Illustration,
Regent street, during, this Exhibition
year. Mesrs. lirubner & Co., have issued
a catalogue' of 800 works on chess. The
Royal Lademicians are preparing'to OPen
their next annual exhibition at' night, to,
the masses,,mid, at low prices. Thee new .
Exhibition Buildings are making, rapid
progress at Kensington. Mr. C. Went
worth Dilke, SJoretary of the Royal Corn
-missioners, and the great helper of the
Prince Consort in works of art, including
the exhibition of 1854. as well as in con
nexion with the establishment_ of the-Roy
al Horticultural Gardens, has been gazetted
a baronet of the *Unita Kingdom. The
Messrs. Chambers have pnblished.the'49th
part of "The. Economic and Comprehen
sive Dictionary of the English Language;"
and also continue to produce a first class
Two LADIES have been before a magistrate
—the one having caused a riotatthe, door;
the other, bringing with her a crowd` who
raised the cry, 'r:Giver the lady herdog."
The lady thus assaulted took charge, at
first, of the
,dog, and, afterwards: considered
that he was made a present to her., .This
illustrates not only human folly, but also
what general'value is attached to d'o'o,,a of
the Skye-Terrier (Scottishybreed in Lon
don. They are: faithful, as , watch , dogs
against thieves, but are often themselves
.stolen by dog-fanciera, and.then sold: again
to ladies and others, Thus we have had
-the droll caricature of a gentle Man about
to go to the Colonies, wishing to buy one
of those dogs from a man on the :.street:
" What, sir," says, the, dog-thief, "are you
going abroad?' " Yes r "Then, sir, I
could part with my dog. He's quite an
annuity to me!"
°TETT, for Scotland, has, 'during the past
year, maintained• its efficiency and increased
its. agents. Men with-high qualificationa as
Colporteurs, have , been, • found in numbers;
they have met with a most cordial. recep
tion from the people, and their services
"have been very often manifestly and
greatly blessed, both to—individuals and
families." The staff of Colportenrs now
numbers one hundred and twenty-four, ex.=
tending into every county in Scotland; but
there are still many districts either inade
quately or not at all occupied. The great
end the directors have in view, is nothing
less than the, evangelization =of Scotland;
especially of the rural districts—to comma.,
nicate thus the glad tidings to ,every fam
ily and' individual _accessible, to them, and
thus to make the Society a National Mia
sionary.lnstitution: • Whileltheyse/tßililes
and other books, they distribute-tracts. gra
tuitousli. They study to make their con
versation profitable, and on suitable opea
aims they. read and_ pray with the families
visited,` and 'hold district prayer-meetings.,
The. sale of-Biblew duiin„,c , the year 1861;
has been upwards of 80,000.eopies. About .
700,000 periodicals have been disposed of;
5,190 _of, Richard ;Weaver's ";To You,;;
1,946 of " The Pilgriin's - Progresa;"
of " AnitiouS ;" 1;704 of
" Come to Jesus," &c. At tite Glasgow
Depository alone, there Were sold '42,384
books; and 1,248,946 Amts. Grants -of
tracts were made to the extent of 110,971.
There are now eighty small shops in Glas
gow, which' keep a constant supply of such
works as the Leisure Hour, Sunday at
Home, Christian Treasury, Sabbath School
Messenger, Good Words„ Family Treasury,
and many similar publications. ' Dr.' Nor
mond McLeod is the editor - of Good Words,
the best of all the periodicals for the happy
-blending, in a religious way, of the secular
and: spiritual. He thus'endorses the Tract
ova d• Book 'Society movement in. Scotland :
November 20, 1861.
"hf Assn Sin: —I think your colportage
system admirably adapted to meet the wants of
4.148" country, especially where the population is
neattered, as in the-Highlands, or migratory, as
in our mining, and manufacturing districts.
Many 'a man will purchase a book or periodical,
when they are offered for sale at his fireside;
.their prices stated, and their contents explained,
who would never think•of resolving to purchases
:hook, save some money: to do so, and then dress him-
"self in . his Sunday clothes and proceed to a book-
seder'sshop, there to expose his wants and Igoe raincel I 'am convinced that by colpoftears
,essi the masses=even in otirAbift, much more
;In sostratairvillagei,ltanatrand glens—be
.suipplied with, a fireside literature:
"Another immense good which the colporteur
'does is by his Chriatian word and counsel, drop , .
ped here and there, like living seed, not by a
;professional man like &minister but by a 'fellow
~worifmani, among:his own comrkdesin rank and
'tad& The celperteur has thus manifold oppor
Mmities. of doing good, being able to enter, the
,00ttage stall hoursand, in every_ season.
"At my last Communion,. oun t 2/...;my most
hopeful' converts -- wati brought 4itt-?Xf;:darkness,
through the teaching , given hintlbY yi colpor
tear, M. 8.,wh0 is himself a wonderful instance
Of the power of God's grace.
Excuse this 'hasty note, and with cordial
,thanks for your success, I remain, yours very
Only, "N. MeLson.
“Rev. Williamtßoyd.”
' 44 P.S. Colporteurs are, needed in the High
lands more than in any part of Scotland, but the
utmost care will be: required to select men
. of
diarity and prudence, who will rigidly keep
aloof ,from'all pasties and,facttons."
'The report-.concludes by calling attention to
the special.and, successful , introduction of the
co/portage system in England and . Ireland.
;Mn. Bxucrnr is very quiet as to politics
it; this moment, and confining, himself to
the care of the unemployed at Rochdale, in
Lancashire. i and also in pursuing'the busi
ness of the firm, in which he and two broth=
ers are:partners. havehad this week an
opportunity_ of hearing, at Rochdale r a great
deal - AA& the Man and his antecedents. I
%lie-house in - which he was born,
apd4hehlfliislather—a Quakeriwho rose
`:fomalzeing . .a:paor , lad emyloyed `in an old
spiunktigjastpry (which was pointed out to
t i t° .bea cottPnlapinner himself. Jacob
irlgikt;i'be father, was me by
Qtrieteilo knew - him well, as a most benevo
lent and excellent-man, , as well as- possess
ing great,busioess talents. _He retained his
Quaker simplicity to the last. ..He had a
largelimily, most of whom are dead; three
sons survive, Of whom John Bright is one.
:They are jointly engaged, not only in dot
,ton-spinning, but also in carpet manufae-
tare and both businesses are, in ordinary
r times, profitable. Even now, they are em
ploying men and girls to the full capacity
milli 'and ;iorks.. 'Mr. John Bright.
retains his Quakerism and attends the
little Friend's meeting-house in the town
every ,Lord's day. His brothers, I believe,
go to no,place of%worship, and have, I.fear,
sympathies with the Chartism, whose basis
is that Secularism, of which:Gino* jaceb
Holyoake is the Apostle. He is sometimes
their.guest,tand I suppose it is by their in
fluence that a.Library and News-Room are
kept open at the works during the whole,of
the 'Sabbath—thus encouraging (while
probably keeping some from the public
house) the - total:neglect of the house of
God. Mr. Bright; I believe, respects re
ligion, but I can scarcely suppose him to
be an enlightened or evangelical believer.
Re , has rendered great Oldie service—is a
real orator of the school of ' Demosthenes—
;rather 'that of Cicero—and at the same time
otten .mars his triumphs by a> hectoring
bullyina accusing, UEI-English tone of
speech, which produces anger and reaction.
Nevertheless, he is one of the men of
'the times, and .is. a very necessary portion
of the material whichgoes- to make up the
stable structure ofa nation. J.W.
P. S.—The French Finance Minister's
proposals indicate a peaceful Imperial pol
icy as a necessity of State.
An awful colliery aceident has occurred
at North Shields, buryino• 21b men and
.boys., The Queen< is deeply affected; she
•weeps for thewidows and. orphaned ones.
The Marriage Institation—lts Value and,
The marriage, institution is of inestizna.
ble value to the best interests of civil .soci ,
ety, and to the higher interests of the
Church of God.
The' happiness of the race finds its chief •
source: and its highest realization in this
relation, an the relations which• spring
from it. One design of marriage was to
create and proniote this happiness. "It is
not good for man to be alone," said its
Author ' and hence a companion suitable •
was niade for him, to complete his being,
and share his .joys. How perfectly this
end is" attained where its 'conditions are
faithfully observe.d, is.seen in the' conjugal
tenderness, • parental affection, • filial love,
and fraternal attachment` which exists in
-well-regulated families.- And the existence
lif,:these - affections in, their strength and,
sweetness is essential to the comfertiand
the peace. of society when the members of
the family, pass out into the wider relations
of social and civil life. Without them the
most civilized would become what. heathen
• nations are---•lsh maelites, every man's hand;
against his brother. •
The preserimtionand'proper training of
children can only be secured in the family.
The constant care, watchfulness, tender
nessi ana patience; so essential in conduct
ing children through many years of infan
tile feebleneSsund, the diseases inbident to
childhood, are•only-exhibited , in their Tull
nelis•hy parents in married life. Thelarge
proportion of children born beyond the en
closure of the family circle, who die in
infancy from.neglect , and disease, attest the
indispensableness of the institution to the
preservation of the race. Equally import
ant' is the family for the training of chil
dren in right habits. industry, economy,
benevolence,' are not natural graces, and
they can only be acquired as fixed habits of
action by long years of •exereise under the
_example and authority of affectionate •par
ents; and this example, authority; and af
fection are found alone where the
F erriage
In stitution' is faithfully observed.
Another special benefit of the marriage
institution. which w ‘ e need , now, ands for the
want, of which ww.are,sufFering the direst
national evils, is that snbordination to
rightly -constituted authority, taught wisely
- and successfully' only in the well-regulated
family. The first lesson learned by the
child is obedience, and then, though.a-diffi
cult lessen, ibis, easily 'wind where gen
tleness and love are mingled v 4,44 command,
Taught In`infancy; and practised in youth,
requiredin unnumbered act®, it grovirs
with•advancing•years, , and becomes at length
- a fixed habit. Thuxatetralued up thossi
who will, become go,od,citizepe when they
leave the family carob; to take their part in
WHOLE NO.' 491.
the duties of a broader sphere, and are
called to submit to the government' of the
State. Not else could the , youth of a na- '
tion be trained to yield a.voluntary obedi
ence to law, and no, government ,but that-of
the sword will restrain those who have
been lawless from youth up. Not one of,
all' the thousands' who, as culprits, crowd
our jails and penitentiaries for flagrant via
lations of law, can look back upon a youth
spent in cheerful and loving obedience to
parental authority. The order; peace, and
safety of society thus depend upon the fam
ily institution to an almost unlimited ex
tent. The fearful unhingement of our civil
relations as a nation to-day, the stupendous
rising up of millions against lawful author- '
ity, and the disregard of oaths of fealty vol
assumed, could never have occurred,
if thetcluty of 'obedience to legitimate' au
thority and the sacredness of law had been
thoroughlytaught and practised in all. our
families - during the past fifty years.
The crowning value of the family ittsti:
'tution seeti in its essentiality to' the pro
gress of true religion in the world. Chris
tianity, with all its manifold blessings for.
time, and its hopes for. eternity; can; only,;
prosper, where tlielfuties , and viattetliona of
the family covenant ‘are understood -and re
garded. The history of eighteen centuries'
produces no exception to the,statement:.
The family and. the Church have walked_
hand in hand' down through the past ages;
side by side *ill• they :walk in the more
glorious future:
An institiltion lying at the foundation of
human happiness, essential to the preserve
tion , ,of the race, and vital in its influence .
tn`train up nations in habits of industry,
economy, • berievolence, and obedience to fur,.
and without• which even the pewers of.
Christianity make -no advance, cannnt be a
human device. Its. origin is Divine, `itsnature sacred, and God has enforced its
duties and responsibilities with the most
solemn sanctions. '
The words of the'institution show that
He designed marriage as a privilege and a
boon to each member of the human 'race.
A man shall leave his father and mother,
however dear, and cleave unto his ' wife;
and the union, so intimate and- precious
when formed, must remain indissoluble and
perpetual. "'What God bath joined. to
gether let not man put asunder.' To se
cure this he devoted one command 'of- that
law written'with his own hand-upon Mbunt
Sinai. In the enactments for his chosen
people Isiael,.he denounced fearful curses
upon' Violators, and ever since has vis
ited -the breach of the 'marriage ccivenant
with the most dreadful .perialties which
men can suffer' n time; while the teachings
of- the New Testament , show with 'impres
sive emphasis• that transgressors of its
sanctions have their -portion with flagrant
sinners in -the world of awards. The sa
credness with which God invests the insti
tationrand the sacrilege . of • rudely tamper
ing with its solemn covenant, was often ex
hibitedin. the holy .Word, where the Spirit
of inspiration compares the union of `hus bandiand wife to that higher union between
Christ• and his Chtirch, and .represents the
union in the persons of the Godhead as
parental and filial.
,As the marriage institution; is 'of such
inestimable value and sacredness, the 'du
ties connected with it and arising out of it
should be performed with serupuleus' fidel
ity. That which God' ordained in: Eden
and guarded .at Sinai, that ,which Jesus.
sanctioned(' by his presence and sanctified
by his blessing, may never be treated as of
small account. Husbands and wives have ,
Divinely-imposed-duties which they may
not disregard, and God-given , rights of
which none may deprive"them, except for*
crime, without violating Divine law. Par
ents should " train up their children -in the
nurture and admonition of the Lord," - and
children should " honor and obey their
-parents." -Neither parents' nor , children
:may cast off. these Divinely-imposed obli
' gations -and responsibilities, 'nor may any
one rightfully interfere -between them to
contravene' the laws of 'God. Whosoever
shall separate . by violence' husband and
wife, parent and , child,' or prohibit parents
from teaching, or children from learning to
read the Wind of God, 'tramples upon
God's -ordinance and - upon the dearest
rights of man and the sweetest joys of the
human heart. And 'this 'truth is applica
ble to the whole brotherhood'of man. Ail
are entitled' to the privilege of 'marriage;
all who contractit are responsible for the
discharge of its duties.; all parents should
teach their children ; all children should
obey their parents; all should be permitted
and enabled to read the Word of God.
For all, learned or illiterate, white or
black, bond or free: God ordained the
marriage institution, and definedthe duties
of the family; =and no-- one can trample
upon the rights of these united in marriage
by the laws' of God, or 'forbid' the duties
which he requires of parents and children,
'without heinous sin against God and cruel
tyranny against his brother.
May the day soon come when the sanc
tity of the marriage institution will 'be
.everywhere• acknowledged, and its bless
ings, accorded to '• all now in bondage:—
, Americanliessengeer.
[TrEirslate.d from the French.] -
• Vork of the :Spirit.
The raven voice of the old man some
times so imitates successfully the voice of
the dove," that it requires a fine and.prac
ticed oar to detect the raven's voice in such
Melodious sounds. Even mental conflicts,
and states of feeling occur, in which the
Holy Spirit has not the slightest share,
and which must be ascribed entirely to na
ture, and not to grace ; , and yet so strongly
resemble the operations of the. Spii:ll, - that
the clearest sight is oftendeeeived, and the
nicest discernineutifrequentlyibaftled. J.
After Jephthah'had scattered-the. Ephraim
ites (Judgei he took posse's
siert of 'the passages of Jordon. ' The
Ephrairnites, obliged to cross 'the 'rivet' or
perish in. the desert,- approachedt tie r ford;
and were,put to the test; for, all of them
were required to pronounce the word Shib T
boleth ; but they said gibbpleth, "'for they
could not frame' to pronounce it right and
were slain." -
What s, serious andimportant truth does
that scene present to us I Before himlwho
holds the ford, beyond .which lies the
Canaan. of God, all may depend, upon
apparent trifle ! -On <the existence =or non;
existence or something within us,' irrespec
tive of 411 other monsiderations, will it deL,
pend,‘ whether We shall be permittectto =pass
over, or whether the ,sword of 'his indigos.=
t=on shall, descend;• upon us. The spiritual I
difference, between ,the man wliois 'rejected i
and. the , one who is, acceptedontir beim
greater than that between ,, Shiblaolethi and
Sibboleth. Who can detect any ,material
differenwl But ,God is a , keert disdeiner.
Behold'here. two mem I r Both, smite upz.
on their breasts, and bath Mall 'themselves'
the chief of sinners. We see their-tears;
and .hear4eir confessions: 'To ; us: no, dif ,
ference, is visible.. dßothi• stauth before the
Judge. And behold.! one is,- crairned.aud
the other, is lost., Why shonldothistbe?
The, one / said. Shibboleth; the otherySibbo
We 'observe its not ; ; but ;the differ.'
ence ~causmen2 eterneloseparation; 'ono sinotli
upon his breast, from fear, the other from
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A Square per quarter, st.oo; each tine additional, , B3 cents
A REDUCTION made to advertisers by the year..
BUSINESS NOTICES of Tea lines or lase SI.OO each ad'
ditloual line, 10 cents.
love. Hell made one to weep, the Cross
the other. One lamented the =sequences
of sin, the other mourned over the trans
gressions themselves. When their charac
ters' were developed, it was evident that
selfishness produced repentance in one, but
the other's tears flowed from love. ,In one
was concealed a Cain, in the other `a Mag
dalene. -Nature predominated in one, and
in the other, grace. To our dull senses,
that W . 8.9 not perceptable.
Therefore, we cannot say that true heart.
felt Christianity consists in penitence, in
tears, or in earnest longing after the bliss
of heaven. We cannot say that it consists
prayers, in evangelical knowledge, or in
Christian deportment. Neither does it
consist in love for the Gospel, in the emo
tions which it, awakens within us, or in
zeal for, the spread of Divine truth, nor in
open confession of Christ, and the ability
to testify and speak of him with eloquence;
instruction; and edification—all those things
may constitute only the imperfect Sibbo
leth ; and woe be to us I if at the passage
of Jordon it should so appear.
It may all proceed from the natural man
alone, and be the. *ere workings of selfish
T iihente. BanOtliing will stand the Divine
Scrutiny, that is not the produce of the
Holy Spirit, and the essence of which is
not the love of Christ.
GOD is in .the. midst of the sea—in the
nap, and the storm,
and the tempest. God
is with those who g o dawn to the sea in ships
for commerce or defensive war.
WHERE no true, religion is found, men►
may avoid theological disputes, whatever'
else they "quarrel about.—Dr. Thomas-
Scott. ,
HOPE brightens up 'the darkest hour
ALL men who do 9 anything must endure
a depreciation of their efforts.' It is the
dirt which their ehariot-wheels throw .up.
C EiILDREN always turn toward the light.
0 that grown-up people ilk this would be
come like little children !
I _MEASURE ministers by square measure.
I have no idea of the size of table if you
only tell me how long it is; but if you also
say how broad, I can tell its dimensions.
So when you tell - me what a man is in the
pulpit; you must also tell me what he is out
of it, or I shall not know his size.--John
Newton,. •
Gun than,ghts, like the waters of the sea,
when exhaled" towardheaven, will lose all
their bitterness and 'saltness, and sweeten
into• an amiable humanity, until they de
scend into gentle ; showers of love and kind
ness upon our fellow-men.
WA ought not to he over anxious to en
courage innovation in cases of doubtful
improvement, for an old system must ever
have two advantages over a new one : it is
established and is understood.—Colton.
" SPEAK,. that I may see thee," said
Soerates. to- a. fair boy. We know metals
by -their tinkling, and men by their
MY principal Method for defeating heresy
is by establishing truth. One proposes to
fill a bushel with , tares; now if I can fill it
first with whet, I shall defy his attempts.
"I sAT. DowIT,. wades .his shadow with
great delight, and his fruit was sweet to
my taste." Inti Macy with the Saviour is
happiness; and from that adoring and affec
tionate communion there should be seen to
arise a , decisive effect on the temper and
conduct. • ,
WHEN Scribes and Pharisees are offend
ed with plain truths, timid disciples will
be concerned, and'almost disposed to think
that their bolder brethren go too far.--
Dr. Scott.
SURELY half the world must be blind;
they can see nothing unless it glitters.
THE ancients dreaded death; the Chris
tian can only fear dying.
Ir you want 'to gain any man's good
„ -
opinion, take partici:der care how you be
have Alm first time you are in company
with, him. The light you. appear in at
first, to one who is neither inclinable to
think well or: ill of you, will strongly
prejudicelim either for, or, against you.
H:VDIBILAS is an illustration of the avid
ity and power with which the devil seizes
upon tile absurdities of unbelievers, and of
the; importance of believers keeping them
selves from . absurdities.
A Goon MAN ,should pray, to be deliv
erld from applause. Cowper is the only
Christian poet who did not, deteriorate un
der-fame. Milton became an Arian, Young
a worldling ; Henry Kirke White a senti
mentalist; evenin:Wordsworth, the msthet
ic fu3ally overshadowed the doctrinal, as in
an . old' church the ivy will overgrow the
buttresses. And what saved Cowper, may
have been that which seemed at the time
the inexplicable mystery of his lot—his
insanity. Earnestly should' - the man that
'Suspects himself of talent, pray, Ist, that
he' should 'not know' it - from himself; and,
2dly, that he should not know it from
other people.
.FIL'OAUBNOE said Vinet, .is vehement
`Our difficulty, in the modern
pulpit, is in, the want, not of the ye
keMence, but of the' simplicity. It is not
that 'a simple style is required. No one
was More ponderous in his sweep, more rioh
in his imagery, and sometimes more ab
strise in his learning, than Chalmers ; yet
be was frequently simple, because he was
perfectly in earnest. He had his hearers'
souls,directly before his eye. . Is it so with.
us Y • •
. t •
- j heaven there are no prayers, but; all
Praises. I ani apt ,
to think that there can
not le' a" clearer nor, a greater argument of
a Man's right - to heaven and ripeness for
heaven than this—being-much in the work
of heaven here on earth. There is no
grace but love, and no duty but thankful
ness that_ oes with us to heaven.
CoNTlNuarorefleetions on ourselves, and ,
our own little- concerns, take up much
time, which_would be better employed in•
decided tietion; often by considering too
much whether we do right, we do -wrong.
In the Long ,
There is no little of - repiixing on the'
part of Inany worthy people, , which must
be attributed'- chiefly to a,habit of forget
ting' some well-known , truths. It wfould:
be good for all to remeteber that in the
long run, the things whit& now fret: and'
annoy be seen to'bet parts of "a
of infinite benevolence. Tne ,evils we la-'
meet • will be turnekinto agencies-for good,•
and, the, sorrors,,vp o epeVenes , ,will even-.
tuate in futurp joys. The life is the
est 'which pawed in extracting honey ,
even from the bitterest adversities ; and h.e
igthe -wisest :inert who can most heartily
confide in the rectitudfrotProvidence, and.
in. the-final supremacy of, truth• and 4ight-
In thelleng -,rtur,'thati.Ohiristian will come
ant well worksmheerfally„, hopefully,
heartily, -withoutoiristiughis energies upon
Clain regrets and, uissionnte murmurings:
The bird•singslifit thenstoiin; why may not
the child-of-Godiiojoiee too, , everr though)
passing clouds lower?