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, OrienaLl
11 piton 'Song.
We meetAt freedom's altar,
Our faith anew to plight;
We4e4ithe irtive'old banner,
Stars and stripes so laright.
Long live the Union,
And Heaven defend the right !
Come, bre,thron, (Air fittlitrs,
In harmony we 'll dwell;
Their natnes we fondly-cherish,
Their deeds our bosom swell.
Long live the Union .
Our fathers loved - so well,
No foreign faeoiSsailing, •
Shall break the mystic band;
Nor trelyKTrinward lurking,
Weallenat single strand. .
teod save the Union,
crown with peace cult , land.
' ? on 'oOntinent and ocean,
• • O'eprnountaia-top and vale,
' Our leagle, proudly soaring,
And,waving flag we l bsil! '
tong live the Union,
I,Tcrlet,its glory fail.
1-i Aroura the Union gather
;TIM Memories of the pdat;
,And hopes around it cluster
optima, while time shall last,
-...trod save the Union
And bindits pillars fast.
We'pledge our life and treasure
f i t; heek our country's good—
Unrent the sisterhOod !
Long live the 'Union
In all its amplitude!
Are lon Called to the Ministry ?
The duty of every. Christian to examine
himself whether he be in the faith, is one
of universal acknowledgment among the
people of God. The fact that a man t is in
communion with the visible Church, pre..
supposes that he has duly .considered
whether he' has been called into the king
dom of Christ by the Holy Spirit, and that
he often reviews the evidence on which at
first he rested. the conclusion that he was
indeed a child of 'God. This is all' right,
and wise;' but 'we ` are afraid that there is
another question' very closely connected
with the interests of the kingdom of Christ
in this world, equally obligatory, and claim
ing no less our most earnest consideration,
which a large number of Christian men,
either never consider at all, or else codsider
very superficially.
This question is the one placed at the
head of this article. It is our purpose to
ll to it / the attention of two classes of.
tristians : 1. Those who, have already,
ddered it, and having decided in the
iative, have entered upon a course of
aparation. 2. Those who have lever
moldered it at all. To the Ammer we
)uld say but little at present, except to
iunsel them, that they frequently review
Le ground upon which theyhave coneluded
tat they have been called of God to preach
,oe unseen:liable riches of Christ. Dear
brethren, if it behooves a man 'often to in
quirt:vitae the Soundation of his own hope'
of heaven, surely it becomes him diligently
to inquire whether he is Called to 'an office,
the functioiiti of which are so intimately
connected 'W'ith the eternal happiness. or
misery of others. If you have been really
'called by the Holy Spirit to this office, you
will• often' ask; as did the Apostle of the
Gentiles,'' Who is
'sufficient for these
things go
.Who is su ffi cient
to exercise the
functions of an. office from which are the
issues of eternal., or eternal death?
Young brethren, you who are engaged' in
preparing for the work of the, minisoy, we
beseech you, in the name of the Master,
that you nonsider, again; and again,
you are called to be ambassadors for Christ:
It is, heWever,' to those Christians piing
men Who 'have never considered this ques-.
tion at all, that we propose . present
it, And at the .very outset we would in
quire, how it .has come to pass that you
have never considered a question so mani
festly associated with the interests of all
that:you profess to hold, dear ? How comes
it that the foremost of all the instrumen
talities ordained of Christior the ingather
ing of his wandering sheeP, and the spir
itual nourishment: of those already gath
ered, has secured, se little of youi attention,
that you have never inquired whether you
might not be a chosen vessel to bear the
name of your . Savionr, far hence, to the
Gentiles ? If 'the very' foremost 'purpose
of your first love, in the day 'of your
espousals, was to tell others 'of the Saviour
you had found, how is ,it that .you have
never asked yourselves individually the
question, " May not this be the business of
ly life ?"
Mark it well, we are not now addressing
those who have examined this question,
and decided in the negative. We are ati=
suming that you have never weighed the
matter at all ; and what we would know,
dear brethren, is simply, this : how it is
that the question has never forced * itself
upon you ? =We confess that we are at a
loss to discover how any young man, over
whom the Saviour has thrown the
of his righteousness, freely pardoning all
hi s s i ns , anti.into whose soul he has
breathed the•Spirit.of peace, and love, and'
sonship, can fail to' ask himself the ques
tion, "Am I not' called to proclaim this
Saviour to =perishing sinners ?' We know
of no solution, consistent with the assump
tion of the vital Christianity of A young
man, except this—that' lie ha,s it once en
tered upon the service Ch.riet in some
or the many other departments of. Christian
labor, and has become so engrossed with
work connected with the progress of.
Christ's kingdom, that he has lost sight of
the claims of this questioti.'', :Regarding
this as the true solution of the enigma,. we
would ask the attention of all who have
neglected the question from sueli:eauses, to
one or two considerations.
I. God has not left it with 'the`' iridivid
ual believer to 'choose in what capacity ; 'he
shall serve him. This is a recognized
principle of the.: Divine administration
both under the Old Testament and ., the
New. Ile who ordained . the offides of
prophecy, priesthood, and kingshipOiiider
the former dispensation, and desi'griated
men to exercise the functions of .thesii
othees,qilso claims it as his, under the 'Gos
pel dispensation, to ordain offices, and'Aill
and qualify men to fill them. In viii ,pf
this unquestionable principle,-then, dear
VOL. ~X,,..N(X:.2,6
brethren,. we would ask, who has chosen
your present spheres of, labor—yourselves
or Christ? If you have chosen for your
selves in what capacity yeti shall serve, is
it not manifest, if the principle assumed be
a valid one, that you have usurped one of
Chris is •oven prerogatives ? Can you con
ceive of any possible way of escape from
this fearful conclusio, if it he true that it,
belongs to Christ to make the choice which
You have made independent of his counsel?
,If you have never considered in what ca
pacity Christ has designed you should
serve, and have consulted your, own taste or
convenience in determining the question,
is it not •manifest .that you have conferred
with flesh and blood,instead of consulting
the Head, whose ,prerogative it is to assign
.to each member
,his place and, office in, the
- mystical body?
2. The second, point to . which we invite
your attention,
is the , character of the
signs by which the vocation, of a man to
the ministry is indicated. ,Christ, in call- ,
ing Men into the ministry, since apostolic ,
or primitive times, does not designate them,
or indicate, his purpose, by miraculous en
dowments, but by gifts which may be over
looked both, by their possessors and by others.
is lays upon men onus of a strict in
vestigation, both in reference to themselves,
and others whose:credentials it may be
their duty to examine. If it were the wont
of the Church's Head to designate the her-,
aids of the cross by gifts of healing, or of
tongues, a man destitute of such manifest
indications of a call to the ministry, wonld
incur no guilt by waivinvit once the con
sideration of this question. He might con
clude; in the absence of miraculous gifts,
that, he was not called to the office of an
ambassador. But,as,the gifts by which tice
. indicates his future ambassadois
are not miraculous, there cannot, be such
prompt and facile decision.
This will be all the more manifest by ref
erence to these gifts. Aptness to teach,
capacity for ruling well, blamelessness of
character, vigilance, sobriety, modesty, hos
pitality, benevolence, patience, gravity, are
among the endowments of, a Christian min
ister., It is manifest that there is nothing
miraculous - in these qualifications, and it •is
equally manifest that the .man who pos
sesses them all in the happiest combina
tion, is most likely to be the least aware of
the'fact. Now, dear brethren in this lies
your danger.- As the data furnished'hy
the Holy Spirit, as the ground upon which
a man is to conclude whether'he is called
to preach the GoSpel,• are' not miraculous
endownients, is it, not clearly possible that
you may . have overlooked qulifications
which would warrant the conclusion that
you have been called to the ministry ? If
66, then you may be engaged-in the prose
cution of a calling to 'which you have'not
been called, and may be guilty of despising
your high vocation tie an ambassador of'
Christ. It is not our purpose to impress
you with the idea that; even in this posi
tion, you..are not 'serving' the Nadter. We
are ready to concede ztliatiou are, and wil
ling to recognise the sacrifice which you
may layupon the altar. But, the point we
wish to urge is this : that it, is not your
prerogative to choose in what`department of
labor you may serve. This behings ft)
Christ the Head; - and is a prerogative
which he will Mit give even to a member
of his mystical body. It is; therefore, your
duty to ascertain what' his will concerning
You is. Your 'proper attitude is that of
Saul of Tarsus, when arrested by the Sav
iour—" Lord, 'what wilt' thou :have me to
do ?" And as your spherevf service' is not
disclosed. by special revelation, you ought,
as you value the favor of Christ, at once to
apply yourself to the examination of the
endowments which the Head of the Church
has bestowed upon you?' 'The nature of the
endowments will determine the question of
duty: If yen haVe the giftiWhereby Christ
is wont to designate his .4,rll3sisstidors, then
you are called to the office of an ambassa
dor,' and are bound to prepare for' the dis
charge ,of ite duties.' Your - firstrduty,
therefore, is to consider 'for yourselvds, -in
dividually, the questiono' Am I.calle`d. to
, preach the Gospel ?" TrYdu never' have
I considered it, we.counselyou to begin the
investigation now.---Home and Foreign
Lo AN.
The Banner and the Soldiers.
[A young lady who`:sent a copy ofAhe
Banner to her brother in the arniy,,thus
writes, to us :1 1,
4 ROI . . Awn DEAR SIR :--7-Not long giOe,
I . sent a;note informing yOu, of the reCO
- 'two papers, one of which I inforided
you I'sent to one of the soldiers of the 24
Regiment N. J. volunteers. 4', will just
copy a part of the answer - I received from
him on the reception of the :paper. After
mentioning the reception of 'several paper's . '
which he valued very highly, he says
"But I must' say that the - greatest treat
II have had in the newspaper line was the
arrival of some copies of the Presbyterian
Banner, a paper, the reading - of whieh
i have enjoyed since its firit'publication un
tii last Spring. With what eagerness 'I
examined it, and with' what satisfaction I
found it to be the same old paper that it
used to be Row offal:l:have I thought 'Of
the Banixer,nnd wondered whether it rej
mained the same 1 'Whether those valu:.
ahle and `interesting letters headed Lon
and signed 3. W' were still tolre
found in it. And how pleased was to see'
-the saute , familialq-'heading and iliesame
:signature attached to just such letters as r
t expected toifind, if , I found any, froth him
used to be intlebted' to' J. W.' arid the
Ban'ner for !ranch (reliable, valuable, and
interesting inforna'atioA "from across thee
ocean, which rconld never find in the same
compass in any other correspondence, or in'
any ether paper. Then I- could always rely
ion J. W.'s' statements. Not bit that he
was liable to be mistaken; but I venture WI
say he seldom makes a statement of any'
kind that seriously.misleads any one. ~It is'
just like him, to say allhe has to say : übout
America.; in a few .words, but those few
words seem to express as much as,a;veluPe
:could do. Then the editorials were, read
with,. great interest., And then ; againv I
noticed other familiar signatures, as J.
;.4.!:Sic. One article which interested me
as. much as any other, was a letter from
` dated Bangkok, Siam, :.Nov.. 4,
'1861; in Which„h,e tells how earnestly-and
anxiously the missionaries and other Amer
.-leans there look: for the arrival of every
mail. Ile speaks sf,tbe sad intelligence of
,• ,the humiliating and ,disgraceful defeat' and
panic at Bull Run. , I wish „I was
able to convey to ;biuk ~immediately, the
Clweringinewo now pouring in every,day."
n,This is part 'of Ivglatliur soldier says,ef
. .
, . .
t .:
• .
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••• ,
the ~ B anner. Did I not greatly desire to
preserve the papers, I Would continue to
send `them; or had I the means,to pay Sur
another copy, I should take great pleasure
in sending for another one for him.
Yours, in haste, E.M.T.
Troutlos Missouri
[The following from Sparta, Mo., will
give our readers alittle knowledge of the
troubles of Christian brethren, and help
them to appreciate their own hOrne com
DEAR SIR 7,- 7 -The past year has been one
of great trial 'in this State, especially to
these of us who have had the courage to
remain loyal to our General Gevernment.
We have passed threugh many difacul
, and we do'sincerely hope and pray -we may
never have to . experience :the like again.
And not only in a political point of view
have we had trouble, but also in our church.
Our church is but small, only twenty one
members, and all have been, and are now,
arm friends to. the:cause of 'the Union, and
to our beloved General
.Assembly. But
our misfortune was, last Spring, to employ
a ministeas'Suppiy, who was a Secession
ist, both in `regard to our General Govern=
ment and to our General Assenably. He
preached , ,to us till. November, when we
differed so far from him that he had. to
leave, and , now we are without a minister
to break the Bread of Life to us - ,
Sand God only knows when we will
have another.- -I trust- that in his own
good time and way he will send, us a
faithful pastor, to keep us from wandering
from the fold. What makes this - Cage
worse in our view' is, that this' same
preacher was born' in Pennsylvania, -and
raised in• Ohio, aud.we think that any per
son born and raised in those States, with
the advantages they afford, both civil and
religious, is surely far left to'himself when
he will turn rebel to our , common country.
But this man's misfortune 'was to' marry a
Kentucky lady, with a few slaves, and we
supp4e. that accounts for the course he has
taken. He has been,in this State twenty
years, and has received,-from.the Board of
Domestic. Missions<from $l6O -to $2OO per
year, and has , now turned against . the
Church that has made him what he is.
These things ought not SO to be.
We have taken your paper for about
seventeen years. We prize it highly,
and, especially the course you have pursued
since the rebellion commenced in our once
happy country.
Our political prospects' brightening
in this State, and we hope if it is the. will
of a kind Providence,- that our Federal
troops will soon be victorious, and the
Stars and Stripes again wave over every
State and Territory that belongs to our com
mon country.
Very respectfully yours,
Foi the Pretibyterian Bann.*
Our Church
It must be confessed, the events of-fhe
past year have presented some new phases
in the Presbyterian. Church of which, your
paper is an organ, and your correspondent
a presbyter. It may be, as, we are informed
it already is at the 'South, that the way is
preparing fora reunion of the two branches
at the North. But of this Ido not design
to• speak particularly at ,present:
There are rnatterspertaining to our own
Church; which are' of-great interest, and
which will come up for adjudication. and
discussion at the nest meeting of our
General - Assembly" The subjects of the
Boards, and the finances of the Missionary
Societies, in particular, will require much
attention. Our Home Missions are greatly
curtailed, when there is the greatest need
of them. Other denominations are occu
pying fields,• all ready for the harvesi, among
the late slave population in North and
South Carolina; and very soon by the
signs >of the times," there be under
our , own , Government a vastly larger ,num
ber of this class-than there is at present.
I have no doubt but that it would greatly
redound to the
,good of our Church, and
the temporal and spiritual welfare of this
population, if 'we could immediately send a
number of _missionaries into this'fiebi.
Then, our , Stated Clerk of the , Assembly
is no longer <among us. He has left for
the South, and, we are informed, is already , '
occupying a position ,in the Southern
Church., We > shall have to select a new
Clerk, and,when, selected, he will have a
double amount' of labor to perform 'name=
ly, tot-bring..up arrears ; -and to di ' scharge
present''duty. , 2 .It seems , fitting that the
new, occupant rof this 'office should be se
lected from. thesame city that furnished
his, predecepsor.l The Boards are chiefly
here, andthere , the Records have =long
, beere
-kept, and this will long continue to be a
great centre , of action.
It is always well to look ahead a:little;
and prepare for the faithfurdiechaige' of
the duties which will be 'devolved Upon us,
and these hints are merely out to
further such business. A liliEsuirTMC
For the Presbyterian Banner
MIL EDITOR' e=A love of publicity
is •very farlifrom being he cause of a desire
to crowd your columns 'with acknowledg
ments of 'favors receivedl and were , it; not
for the frequency,of inch acknowledg,Ments
from other recipientsof the kind attentions
'.of their people, I should not intrude. = But
equal tokens of kindness deserve, equal
thanks; and I think , the iiheraiity , otthe
;good people of the churches of Long's Run
'and Madison aught be .recorded; that
others may 'igoland do tlikewise," for those
whom God has set over them.
The pastor of 'these churches has been
the recipient of. numerous marks of kin&
during all the time `of . his connemion
with them. From< the young ladies :and
gentlemen of `Long's Runlhe has received,-
among other things?' an elegant family-
Bible ; a copy of Spurgeon's, and one of the
sermpna of Guinness, and a bea,utifullElymn
Book, and from the people, presents too
numerous to mention; artiong them maybe
mentioned the keeping of his horse r free of
charge, during the whole 'Slimmer..
A few weeks ago a delegation from Mad
hien took: possession of bis house;arid soon
the tables.were covered - with all kin& of
good things; while many valuable`presents
were left by them, and were rendered still
more valiiable by • the cordiality with' which
they were given. May the Lord blesg them.
all, and -reward.ithem abundantly for their
IfousekOltt Etby,
What a joy to htnian eyes,'
when it blughs, i when it cries;
'What a treasure,lvhat a prize
Is the househola baby!
Be its tempeenAmg, falling,
Is it cooing, crowing, squalling, .
'T is the same dear, precibus darling-LL
Is 'the household baby!' ' "-
If the ',scene without be dreary,
If the heart within grow 'weary,
Baby wakes and all is cheery,—
What a rush for'baby
Anima's eyes gro7 bright with jey- 7 -,
qranclpa laughs, and " grendpa's boy"
Gladly leaves his last new toy
To play bo-peep with baby! •
Sistersirom their music'run,
Maud has caught the sweetest:one,"
Gracebends dowp. girlishfUpp
To make a horse fol.
Up to every thing we knoiv,
Hands and feet'" upanAlie Igo,"
What tv funny,ereatile thlingh,
Is the hbtisehold baby!
Bring the puppy anduthe cat,
Let her pull, and pinch, and pat;;
Puss and pup were' made for that=-LL
Made to please the-baby!.
Bring that china vase, mamma,
Get "the mirror and ; the hammer,"
Any thing to make a clamor,
And:. delight the baby?
Let it clang - and clash away,
Let it laugh and shout and play,
And be happy while it may,
Pear, mischievous baby!
What a joy to human eyes,'
What an angel in disguise,
What a treasure, what a prize,
Is'tlre household baby!,
Hemorial in honor of Calein—The qpnevese Circ,2l-
Zar:-:-D'Atibtine its Author-L-eolonization
the Duke of Neweastle—Seinland andTital StatisL
ties—A ":cueing" UltramontanistL--Impenitent
Rome and Her Fate--4runneries in, En§and„and
Kidnapping The Ragged, 4shool Gni*, and
Fands—Loccil E f forts and ''.24niversaries= I'Lhe
Lord' Hagar d'udge Paiite"' and ' his Erktivb'
• LONDOk Feb 15, 1862, ,
A MEMORIAT., TO CALtilsi, in 11W1:)
city, was stigg,ested during the sittina' of
the Conference. at Geneva, The idea was
received with special lavor. • The following
statementds now, I - preSui3M,. Wing circu
lated elsewhere, but, my.knowledge of its
existence arises from its haiink - appeared
in the Banger of Ulster,' as 'addressed to
Professor 'Gibson, of the Irish General As
seinbly College at Belfast, Doctor ; Gibson
anticipates' that the appeal elicit a
suitable response of 6,11„1h 2'i♦ heients-4:41;4‘
Reformation in other lands," and that'
when the • time arrives 'for %trying-it into
effect, material support will not .% be waiting."
The circular is as , f011ows•:
GENEVA,- Ja311.1417 2,g,i1802.
DEAR. SIA :—There are few things so delightful
in Christian' life as the un i on 'of bregren to glo
rify their common , either byproelaiming
his eternal truth, or by showink their respect for
those 'of his servants whore he has honored by
making instru.ments of good on earth.,
A. S.
The Evangelical Christians of many djfferent
nations, who assembled at Geneva in SePthinber
last, rejoiced in feeling the deep amdliving unity
which they had, amongst. them,
_through Jesus
their head,' and they manifested. this brotherly
union by voting the adoption of a resolution
which proposed the erection of a memorial to
the Reformation and toqhe great Refdfmer of
You may remember, dear Sir, that on Septem
ber 6th, the lecturer, whose subject was the Char
acter of Calvin, reminded his audience that fin
two years and a-half (viz., the, 27th of 'blay',
1864,) the third. centenary of the death of the
great ReformerWOAldVccur, and'it was proposed
that on that occasion-the blessed work .of the
Reformation of the 16th'. century should be called.
to mind, and that to 'celebrate it some monitment
should be erected to the memory of the great
divine who, did so much to restore the pure light
of•the 'Gospel to the church. The nature of the
monument was not determined, but the general
proposition was agreed to by theussen,ably with
cordial Unanimity. We need ntit'be surprised at
this, for if the Lord cot:hp:Landed his,people
"to remember the day in whichlthey came out of
Egypt, out of the Jio - use of bondage, for by
,strength of band the Lord brought you out, of
this place,"—we should not forget:the days when
the Lord brought our fathers out'of the Egyptian
bondage of, Rome into the, truth andliberty of
the Gospel.
It is because they Wetild not forget thoSe days
of. deliveranen4hat our brethrenunited with us`
in voting tv: memorial to the Reformer ; , and; we
should, be happyjo see you, dear Sir, and many
other friends, here on the .27th of May, 1864; to .
celebrate with us the day on which, as it is aim
ply and nobly 'expressed in the registry of, the
Geneva Consistory, John Calvin went to God"
—this short notice being the only mention made
in that document of his death.
The commemoration of Calvin's death should
not, however, consist only in a meeting of Chrier
Ilan brethren; we contemplate something of a
more durable character, and which• might be the
means of lasting good to future, generations:
committee has, therefore, been formed- of minis
ters and laymen belonging partlY:to the National
Church' and - partly to the Free Church, with the
view of Carrying out the 'resolution ef September;'
and thie•committee hascommissionedus Wwrite
to you, dear. Sir, to ask you to assist- I ns in.this
work. , •
We" wish, in the first instance, to have our ad
vice'wrio -the kind of memorial which it would'
be) well' e erect, and also of the use to which it
should be assigmed: - •
We do not think of erecting a statue; for such.a
monument would, have. been. repugnant to .the
humble Reformer, who desired 'there might.,Mot.
even be an 'inscription on his tend). A friend
has , suggested that - the memorial should be ari
hospital to be, conducted on Christian - principles,
Calvin himself having ',offered 'to preach- to the
sufferers in.a Plague. Hospital; but,: besides the
expense of erecting the building, there would, be
the cost 'of supporting institution,. and we
think it better to leave lauch an undertaking to
private charity.
Our idea would rather. be to , erect, in some °en
tral situation,,. a hall for public meetings, and
which might also be used for preaching the Gos
pel:JO the working classes: Ground rent being
high .at Geneva, it was , proposed. to take advan
tage of 'the lower story tor school-rooms, , to
commodate weekday, Sunday, and evening
schools. The building would thus become,. with
God's blessing, an instrument of evangelization
in the distriet.wheredt wouldtwerected.
The site for this building would probably be
on the Rive Gauche; at a shomdistance from the
It, is the part of the town most in need. of
such a place of meeting. .on_ - the` facade we
, propose Miming an inscription ' ioniethinglike‘the
1 following: • -
Elevee a, la memoirs du Refoithateur de Ganeva,
4' ' Jean Calvin;
par dos:ehretiens evangeliques de: toutes nations
conforinement an 'men exprime gems le§ ponfer T
enoes teautes a Geneveien Seilteniber, 1861."
dear Sir,, eye us the benefit
of your advice i'n this matter;'for, a,s kon"niay
-Little. Pilgrim.
" Salle de la Rdforation,
:perceive, our project is but infancy. Any
suggestion's you 'may Offer 'will be welcome,
whether with reference to the project itself, or to
the best means of carrying it out.
Our great Reformer had grace- givenlim to. do.
great things for the _benefit of the human race.
Calvin held up on high the standard, of the holy
• SeriptilieStif God as our ride 'or faith; he sound
ed their ;depths, and•dreWfrom them the treasure
of the imsearehable riehes:of Christ; he showed
in :their unitythe great : doctrines of truth; be
was; like, St. Paul,,, the
,preacher of =grace; ,he:
'urged the necessity of individual conversion, and,
'of presenting ourselves a 'living sacrifice,
*acceptable unto God ; he tried to unite EVangel
idal Christians in the bonds of charity and con
cord;,:in the !nineteenth century, the
doctrines which he drew from the Scriptures are
preached throughout the whOle world
;. who F lave tin:T.:memory cif!Calviii join,
in raising an humble monument to him on the
ShOres Of the lake wheile he fixed' hiO litrine;itt!
,the footoal the anowy.Alps , Whiek he , gazed! upon!
,with admiration. .
!-* May they theiihearletheWords
which he so often repeated to his contemporaries
--A' No. other •teaqh,ing than that of, the :Word of
Gad - No other milli than, those of :the:cross of
Christ., ..NO :other - sanctification - tkoit 'thaeof the I
Holy Spirit ,
,If , these : these great !truths .eottld.le
made - to shine in many a hitherto dark place, it
ou,;d raisn_aMoriuthenfkOlt*Ouldhavirbeen '
ear to the great Reformer.! nob monuinent.
however, does not include the; one we have pro:-
posedi'Whichwe desire may become; by the bleal•
•sing 9f i Gocl, : the means'of bringing many :to the
.knowledge of those ,great
„living and, 'nternal
truths which Cahill loved.
, .
Our Geneiese brethren will, we are convinced,'
contribute,. liberally: to a .building, which, it is
144 *rill be a work of Tuitional useftilnese; but
as . ! England, Scotland; I'faiico, Rolland, Ger
many,. and. even India and America, acknowledge
Calyinia their teneher, we are,sure they will not !
be backward in- shoivink their grateful reeollec
gams Tiflis labors. We .ask of God that, the exefr ,
cation of the proposition of the 6th' of September
imay le to glory, that. it may Strengthen' our
love for:the cause_ ofthe .Gospel:and of• thelless“!
ed Reformation, and maylm a,means of blessing,
i'MtonlY to us, !bit' to the many strangers who
malt bur • •
rpg.sin, ,Sir, T in the bonds of „your
faithfurilekviiriLs'aiiit trethi
THEOVORE Meiran, Hombre
i Consistofrre.
Rev. Professer.Gibson, Belfast.
be of SerVed that a member of the
Established` turch of the Canton of Gene
va,' signs this doeurnent. HO is-a `type of
the :rising tide, of. Evangelism in 'that old
fortress of truth, and ,a pledge and earnest
of the day when the. - Cathedral where the
Deatorpf the Reformed faith. and as such
recognized- and 'hottered in the EngliSh
Universities and all over'Europe—Lshall
once more,. inspirit ; exercise , a, legal sway
1 . 47 the-pure preaching,of, the Word in the
yohle Cathedral which once echoed to his
clear voice, and when - a hushed multitude
sat at his feet. While Professor Gaussen
gives his, riame , and ;approval to the docu
ment, I •think it ungnestiona.ble—from in
ternal evidence-a-that it was written by
D'Aubigne himself, and by, him alone.
Those words, so analytical and Aistinctive
in their structurc-L-tis the 'essence of Cal
virc'e teaching, nail& -that in , Contrast not ,
with Romanism alone, but witli Lutheran
isin and every form of Priestism--" 4Vo
other teaching than that of the 'Word of
--God ;- - other merits than those O . ' the
Cross of Christ; no other sanctification,
than that. of ,the Holy Spirit"—how thor
oughly do they bring out alike,the style, and
the sentiments of the .illustrious.historian,
Of the Reformation 1 . And how far 're-'
moved from party spirit, is the spirit which
breathes throughout the whole document
In truth, I am: persuaded that this appeal
- will awaken a hearty response,. not from
Calviniats strietly,so called, or frOM Pres
byterians only, but from EvangeliCal Chris
tianS generally. - The proposal, too,is emi
nently practical; and the idea of , it gives
us n fresh ..glimpseuf the koring, aggressive
spirit of,a revived evangelism at Geneva.
"A new era in religion" was, inaugurated
there—so says a competent witness—hy the
Conferenbe". - '
COLOSIZATION has been favorably brought
before the pUblie, in connexion with an
anniversary bauquet of the Australian As-
The oc.casion was.the.7sth anni
versary of the foundation of the Australian
oOlonies. , The Duke of Newcastle, one of
the Speakers, remarked- that the Australian
,Ooloniespessessed a population of 1,250,000;
and arevenue of the comparatively enormous
amount. of L 6,500,000. They carry on.
an. export trade which occupies 1,500,000
ton's of shipping, while their imports are
viTOrtlf 425,000,000, of Which less than
£16000;000' come froth the mailer Colin
try. Within the last - ten years, no less
than £lO0 f 000 7 000 worth of gold has been.
ex.ported from Australia, and,prinoipally to
this country., During
,period, also,
the nuMber of acres "under cultivation in
those coltinies;Toie iron:1'60,000 to 300,000,
and. the export. of wool 'had' increased in
value from £800,0,00 to £2,000,000. The
Duke concluded by saying that our object
was to govern our colonies by affection, and
, that hoped that the day Would never
come'when 'a single red-coat . shcculd fire a
shot, br point a bayonet in. hostility, at any
British colonist. - .
, VITAL STATISTICS, •as ascertained in
Scotland, present that, cOuntry in a: very
favorable light., In reference to the pro
duetiVenees of marriages, some curious facts
have come out 'ln preparing the Giaagew
table,nne mother who r was only 18,' had
four ohildren,.one who: , was 22 had seven
children,,,,and of two who ; were, only 34,
one had, thirteen, and the other,fourteert
children'; and on the other hand, two wo
men beeame 51, Rini. at 52, and
one in the 57th year of her age. The pro
portional- mortality" among women is less
than that of men. .
. There being no account of religious-pro
fession in the Scottish Census, it isworthy
of notice that in Scotland in .185 . 6, of
which the records are' now furnished, out
off every' hundred marriages, forty-seven
were celebrated. by clergymen of the Es
tOlighed :Church ? twenty-two by the: Free
Church, ,fourteen by the 33. P. Church,
nine by the R. C. Church, not quite two
by the Episcopal Chiirch. These numbers
are considered`by many as roughly to-indi
cote the proportion of the 'population at
tached to each denomination. However,
the non:Chure,h going ,population are nom
inally reckoned as belonging to the Estab
lishment, and' just like a similar' class in
England, they go the Parish Chitral. to be
married;, Wlie.rea.s the' :bona fide' people of
- the Free and IT. P. Churches, go to their,
" own ministers." In English parishes,.
there is many a man who could say (as has
been said ere m:4O haid never been at
Church but twice in `illy ilk—once to be
ehriatened, and , nektA to be ~married,;"• and
'then be at:Ms ; shall. be, there .Iwhen
am burned. .
Rethrning to. the Scottish statis'ties, it
appears that in eleinentari' iducatioL, 'Sea.
WHOLE NO. f 494.
land is ahead of England-88 per cent. of
the men married,, and 76 per cent. of the
Wome zi were able to sign the Register. In
one year, besides ethigration beyond seas, a large as about 13,000 left Scot
land for England and. Ireland. "Jaw
Northern neighbor," says the Times, "sends
us in this immigration, many .cool, clear
heads; she can boast and prove by tables
and returns, that brain diseases are' very
much less prevalent and. fatal in Scotland
than in England-- 7 -a,fact of which it would
be, interesting to know the cause. The in-,
habitants of towns in Scotland, are cut off
by hibercular diseases, in twice the propor
tion of those in- the' country, a circum
stance which seems to favor the doctrine
that they, are diseases of debility and, im
perfect assimilation. . Of the excessive
mortality,of towns beyond that of the ru
ral districts, nearly half occurs among 'in
' fants under five years old." ' ' ,
CURSING is one of the animal pastimes
—on Maiiiitly-Thursday—by His H.olinegs
the Pope, and anathema sit has been ever
'lace the Council 'Of - Trent—VT even .ear,
lier—a watchword of, the system. But one
of the newest and most bitter bits, of mirk
1, - ng, is that just emitted froni the fultnina-c
tint manufactory of M. Louis Venillot,
formerly editor of the`- now suppressed
Univers. << He is a kind of demoniac Ultra
montanist, and so in two volumes which he
entitles " The Perfume of Home," (in this
case the fragrance is very supper-like,) lie
comes - forth with 'maledictions of extraor
dinary fierceness.= As to Cavour, he was
not merely, amoral monster, but a.physical
one. His head, his features, his bust, his
legs, his spectacles are mocked at, and
Piednioitt is sufficiently punfshed for its
crimes; by haVing- his'statue on her soil.
But the person on . whom he empties the
full vials of his wrath, is Father Passaglia,
who as you are aware, has published a
work roving that the temporal power, is
net` a clOgina 'of the Church. When he
Speaks - of the - learned Josuit,/ie gets be
side himself mid. 'raves like a maniac :
" But here," cries, ," is • the .real in
famous wretch, in comparison with whom
all, others seem innocent. Here is the,
monster more formidable than fire, worse
than the 'Pagan, and the renegade. This
is the priestly enemy of the Oharch; the
'parricide, the Judas, still. wearing, the robe
of the Apostles; hi,s mouth. still full of the
Divine myStery. Infamous wretch we
will not despise you; whatever the paltri
ness of your mind, crime is in your heart,
and this crime is too great. May: you be
accursed for this crime of your: heart; may
you. be, accursed of, the people you have
scandalized; may you be accursed by the
astOnishelf priesthood throughout the world;
may the 'Bishop who ordained you 'curse
his hand ;' may you be cursed in heaven !
Accursed be you, sacrilegious priest; pro
faner of the altar, abominable parricide,
violator of the most sacred oath—all that
you have betrayed, 'ten` times over. It is
of you it has been said,- ' It hadheen good
for that man,. he had , a:lot-been horn.' If
you don't-.repent; may--God count your
steps in, the path of evil,, and not, forget,
one of them ! May he accumulate upon
you the lOad and the infection of the sins
`which you cause to be Committed, and of
those which you may have remitted ! May
all thehlessings which' you have received,
and which you have repudiated, turn
ag,ainst you! May they fall heavy on you;
may they crush you like a sacrament of
Satan ; may the holy ointment burn 'you;
may it burn your hands held for the gifts
of the, impious (Victor .Emmanuel and
his alleged bribes.) "May it burn your
forehead; round' which the light of the
Gospel was to have beamed—that forehead
which has conceived felon thoughts:! May
your stained robe become a robe°Afire,
and may God refuse' you .a .single tear to
temper its fierceness I And may your stole
be to your neck as the 'millstone to the
neck of Babylon, flung intb the pool of
sulphur ! t !"
Imagine. old Pius; Cardinal Antonelli,
(perhaps he, will ,/augh and. sneer—infidel
and -sensualist as he is,) Wiseman and Cul
len, et hoc genus amaze, crying " Amen" to
this! How Christ-likehow ?ea the
Apostolical succession here'indicated! To
" call, down fire from, heaven."—Leuch is the
spirit of Rome. " The Son of Man is not,
come to destroy men's, lives, but to save,"
is the watchword, of the Gospel. Clear it,
is, Ist. - That Rome would burn her ,ene-
Imes if she dare. 2d. That she is in, a
great frightHlear begets .hate—sees her
hour approaching, and . feels the rumbling
beneath that tells of subterranean fires,
that morally shall make her ,another,Pom
pcii. 3d. That she will die with Curses in
her mouth—semper eaclem—cursing to the
last, even while she shall perish in her
guilt;-"'and- when the true Babylon, with
the real judicial " millstone," 'shall be
sinking into , !‘ the pool of sulphur," her
lips, to the last, and until her gurgling
hate shall•be drowned in extinction, shall
blaspheine - God, and impudently Curse her
triumphant and jubilant foes. But surely
there is another kind of 'solemn supplica
tion, calling down jtidgment on system, not
men—" So let thine, enemies perish, ,0
Jehovah P' while we add, "Let them that
love thee'be'like the 'Sun, when he shineth
in 'his strength'" ' ,
`NuNNERIES in England are fast multi
plying, and more and more is 'it evident
that women whose,superstitious fears have
.been .wrought, upon:-so as to enter these.
places, regret too ,late the stcp they have
taken. Like the prisoned bird, the- cry of
many a heart is, "I cannot get out." Mr.
John Macgregor, (well known as one of
the Honorary , . Secretaries•of the Protestant
Alliance, and who , some -time ago met a
kind welcome at Philadelphia and, else
where In the United ,Sa,tes,) in a recent
speech at Upper' Holloway, gave'some pain,
fully interesting information on this sub
ject. Ile here read an extract from an
affidavit made by a' ; nun; showing the in
dignities ,and cruelties to which. she h4d
been subject:ed. A, friend of, his had a
sister in a 'nunnerY, and as penance, .she
had- to kneel down before a shrine of the
Virgin three times arday; and lick the floor
.with .her tongue, The, object ; the, priests
:have in view is to break their spirits—to
crush them— . So that they might be bent as,
theY pleased
Kidnapping`is also practiced. ' 'lt appears
that eyery.convent in England bawa corL France, so thatiwhert
a, stir is, made, about a nun, she-is imme
diately sent abroad. _There aiielipw. -0 ,
Inindred mid;SiitY-tim i ninltiqi. , il' 4 .-
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fifty.' "IP the French," t silfit il'r: az
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kidnapping, surely the English ought to do
so too. '
ZAGGED SCHOOLS continue to do a
great work in the metropolis: The Lord
Mayor took-the- chair 'at a recent meeting
in Upper, Holloway. The speech of the
evening was that of Joseph Payne, Esq.
In the "morning, as a Deputy Judge, he
may have . sentenced 'a thief or a coiner—
born;too early for:Ragged School training
—to imprisonment;. in the evening, with
,corrugated face, and his small gray
eyes radiating " fun " and kindness, he
thus entertained and instructed the com
No doubt therwere acquainted with those in
dia-rubber figures which might be pulled out as
long as Don Quiiote or compressed as flat as a
Dutchman. He was something like that, for he
could make either a long or short speech. He
would he like the Dutchman, however, and give
them a short
,speech.- ,was very glad to see
the Lord Mayor and Mr. Sheriff Twentyman
here, and. he was very glad' to see himself.
(Laughter.) The Lord Mayor had his jewels on,
worth ever so much money, and Mr. Sheriff
Twentyman bad-his gold chain, but .he (Judge
Payne),was better'decorated' than any of them,
for he had on his Whitechapel waistcoat.
(Cheers.) This waistcoat was made and given
to, himby eighteen ragged boys, taken out, of the
streets, and taught the, art of tailoring. (Ap
plause.) He thought nothing of those who paid
large sums to West-end. tailors, when he had his
East-end waistcoat on.. (Hear.) There was one
thing about this waistcoat, too, which made it
peculiarly_ fitted;. for ragged, school work—it was
the same inside and out. If he were to turn the
waistcoat' they would not know the difference,
and if it were proper, he would take off his coat
and show them. (Laughter.) , The Lord Mayor
was like his Waistcoat—the same inside and out
—(hear)--and so was Mr. Sheriff Twentyman—.
the sheriff with the ungrammatical name.
(Laughter.) He supposed, however, that it
meant the Sheriff was only one man but he was
as good as twenty. ; (Applause.) Ragged school
work was--
They must reach down to the children in order
to teach them, and, as Lord Aberdeen said, they
must 'never use eixp'enny words in addressing
children when fourpenny ones would do. (Rear.)
And then they must preach to them, and beseech
them to, payiattention to what .was said. Then
in the work they must—
Feel humility, and
Sink gentility.
They must "feel -humility " in ragged school
work, and ".sink, gentility," and it would be a
good thing if the ladies took, off their crinolines.
(Much-daughter.) The children were to be
taught— -
The - children should be taught to "think of God's
look." God was everywhere, and had his eye
eveiywhere, and could see the smallest child in
the darkest corner. (Applause.) Then they
should be taught to "read in God's book," to be-.
come acquainted with his Word, and to "act as
God's lewien," for many of these children had
been the means of bringing much good into their
homes. ,(Applause.) Then they should "seek
for God's heaven," which was to be found in the
Bible; and it would make them happy in this
world and in the world to come. As the savage
said, when asked what' religion was, "It is some
thing good heie," putting his han on his heart,
and " something better up there," pointing up
ward. .(Applause.) What did the ragged school
work do ?
,does a patriot's duty,
It shows a Christlike beauty,
It 'saves the 'nation's treasure, and
It gives the angels pleasure.
The first two he would say nothing about. It
"saves the nation's tree sure," for if there were
more Ragged Schools they would not want, po
licemen and judges. (Hear.) Then it " gives
the angels pleapure." They were told that there
was joy in: heaven over one sinner that repented.
What , joy must there be, therefore, among the
angels at the number brought into heaven through
the agenoy of Ragged Schools. (Applause.)
'agged Schools carried. on,a work of—
Ratification, and
" Mollification "—The work melted and softened
the hearts of the 'children. Two boys in going
to school had to pass a very fierce dog. The
animal barked at them, and would not let them
pass. The biggest of the boys got a stick, but
this only further enraged the dog. The smallest
boy had not yet finished his breakfast, and had
got a hunch of bread in his hand, and he threw a
piece to the dog. The animal immediately ceased
barking, and after receiving another piece allow
ed the little boy to pat. him. The other boy then
threw away. the stick, and they were able to pass
the dog ever afterward:. without fear. Kindness
mollified the dog, and so it was with these children
—their hearts were mollified or softened by kindness.
(Applause.' Then it was a work of "Qualifica
tion," for the children were qualified for situations,
and taught habits of industry and punctuality.
Punctuality was a great thing. • There was a boy
named Billy,,who was very punctual, and was al
ways at the school in time. One morning ho
rushed in just as the door was closing for prayer.
After prayer a tap was heard at, the door, and a
little girl put in her head and said,. " Please, sir,
here's Billy's shirt." ( Much laughter.) Billy
would • not wait for, the shirt for fear of being too
late for the school, sp his mother sent it after
hiin. Billy was determined to be punctual, and he
no doubt turned-out well, for punctuality was at
the foundation of all good. (Hear, hear.) Then
it was a work of "Ratification"—it ratified and
and confirmed the children in their good habits.
(Hear.) And it was awork of. "Gratification;"
it - gratified both the teachers and the children.
All parties, rioh and poor, combined in this good
work. (Hear.) At this, meeting they had the
Laid - Mayor at the top, and the ragged boy at
theliottcint. (Applause.) This reminded him of
the, picture of the " economical' dog "—a dog
with his tail in his mouth. And why an econom
ical dog - ? because he made both ends meet.
(Laughter.) • Then "giving.thanks." They gave
thanks to Him from , whom all blessings came.
(Applause.) Every nne should assist those who
labored in: this work, aid
Bid them God speed,
Copy their creed,
Follow their lead, and
Give to their need.
They, should "bid them God speed,': and they
did so by ,coming to this meeting, and encourg
. ing them by "their presence: "'(Heer.) Then they
should copy their.crded,r-whichwas, "There's
none too bad to mend.", (Hear.) A lawyer was
told that 'the authdrities - were going to put a man
in the ' stocks. " They 'can't do it,' said the
lawyer, but they did do it. People said they
could 'not make any impression on ragged boys,
but.they. had done it, and could show the -fruits
of their labors, Then they should " followtheir
lead " Lfollow their example, and " Give to their
need." , The Bishop of Halloway, lady named
Bishop, who is Secretaryd ( laughter, ) had
brought an account-book, and no doubt she would
be happy to' receive subscriptions for the enlarge
ments of
,the infant school :, (Applause.) Two
elegantly dressed ladies visited a Ragged School
arid piit'nothing in the box. Two plainly dressed
ladies followed them, and put something in. "Do
you see that, Bill ?" said a boy. The first were
artificial ladies, while` he others were real ladies.
(Laughter.) Harvey stated-that: there were
twenty ladins i to-one gentleman at this 'meeting,
and he ( Judge Payne) trusted that they were real
ladies - and' not = artificial ones. (Applause. )
Judge Pane concludedwith the customary tail
piece, liiill,6sBth production, and resumed. his
. seat 'athid kpplause:
Varied ''are 'the - 'gifts of -God's' servants.
Thriee. happy- each who ILSW his' own 'gift'.
fon , theoDivute glory. . .
ITTIALat, lath tasted ; lie of §irt rill, lie t 1 t=l j ilettArietrtes ni4roy will fear to of
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Reaching and teaching,
Preaching and beseeching
To think of God's look,
To read in God's book,
To act as God's leaven, and
To seek for God's heaven.