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:REV. DAVID M'KINNEY,
The Other Side.
We dwell this side of Jordau's stream,
Yet oft there oomes a shining beam
Across from yonder shore;
Whilst visions of a holy throng,
And - seund of harp and seraph song,
Seem gently wafted o'er,
The Other Side! ab, there's the plane
'Where saints in joy past times retrace,
And think, of trials gone,
The veil• withdrawn, they clearly. see •
That all on earth had , need to be,
To hrini them safely home.
The Other Side .no sin is there
To gain the robes:that blest ones wear,
,Agtgle white iw Jesus'• blood.;
No cry of grief—no role° of woe,
To mar the, peace their spirits Unow— •
Their constant peace with God
The Other Side! its shore, so bright
Is radiant with the golden light,
Of Zion's city fair;
And many dear ones gone before
Already tread the happy shore;
I seem to see them there
The Other Side oh, charming sight—
Upon ite,banke, arrayed in white,
For me a loved one waits
Over the stream he °ells to me—
Fear not, I am thy guide to be
Up to the pearly gates."
The Older Bidet hie well-known voice,
And dear bright face, will me rejoice ;
We'll meet in fond embrace
He lead me on until we stand,
Each %it& a palm branch in our hand,
Before the Saviour's-face.
The Other Side The Other Side !
Who would not brave the swelling tide
Of earthly toil and oare t
To wake one day when life is past,
Over the.stream, at home at last,
With all the bleat ones there
For the Preebytensu, Balmer,.
Nay Christiana Dance?
As the dancing question often causes
great trouble in many of our churches, it
might not be amiss to give our experience
in Silvertown on this question. Afany of
the church members persuaded themselves
that it was an innocent amusement, and by
them the ball-room was as much frequented
as the prayer-meeting. Brother Christians
reasone,4 thelnatex.with them, but all to
no purpose, for they could see no sin in a
" mere shuffling. of the feet."
It was finally agreed that Mr. Parsons
should preaeh on the subjept, and if he
could show it to be unseriEttut.4l, they,
would cheinfully desist. He did so, and
the followinct is an outline of his sermon,
which we sketched at the time.
Text--1. These. 10-12. Introdnc
don. Ile designed his remarks on this oc
casion only, for the people of his flock, over
whom God, had made him ashepherd. Ile
felt the deepest interest in their spiritual
Welfare, and. was pained to find any, of them
entertaining views which, when reduced to
practice, must prove detrimental to their
piety. There might be no harm in a
"mere shuffling of the feet;" but it was
the poison mixed with the wine, that kills.
Efe thought dancing unbecoming Ohrifitians
for the following reasons.:
Ist. /t is so engrossing in its nature.
Dancers can scarcely resist dancing, when
present. Expense and inconvenience offer
hilt slight impediments in going to the
ball-room. There, the pleasures of earth
increase and grow more enticing, and the
jgys of heaven recede from the mind till
they die in the distance. Thus the mind
is soon drawn from religious thoug,lits.
"Love not the, world nor the things that
are in the world; for if any man love the
world, the love of the Father is not in
2d. It takes away the spirit of prayer.
The speaker knew this from experience.
We cannot in sincerity ask God's blessing
to accompany us to the ball. Returning,
we have no dipposition to pray. We may
repeat a forte, but can't pray, Family
worship becomes a drag. To follow the
apostolic injunction, " pray without ceas
ing," that is, maintain a continual spirit of
player, is out of the question. So,
idly. It saps the vitals of our piety. As
working, active Christians never dance, so
dancing Christians seldom work. They
are not the, sustainers of the weekly prayer
meetings. 'They never speak to their fel
lowi on the State of their souls, They talk
but little of iiriglon, and feel less. Their
piety soon sinks - to a low ebb.
4thly. it strengihons those affections al
ready too strong. " The, lust of the flesh,
the lust of the eye, &ea, the pride of life."
It makes us " lovers of pleasure more than
'mere of God." We beceme in a manner,
trig*. Hence, it, is better to go to the
house mourning than to the house of
feast:mg." '. 44 If any man will come after
toe, let him deny, himself,"
sthly. It grieves the Spirit of God.
".Quench not the ,Spirit." The (welter
mentioned ,two cases,of persons in ,his. ;ea
vintence who lost all religious ataxic
tion, and became perfectly callous, by going
to one of these places of amusement while,
under .conylet t lon. Doubtless all .present,
had felt,semething of the sam e ,
6thly, it breaks down the distinction, be
tween the Church, and the world. " Know
ye not that the friendship of the world is
enmity with God." "Blessed is the man
that walketh not in the council of the un
godly,'ner standing in the way of sinners,
nor sitteth in the. Seat of the scornful."
"Be not conformed to the preseet evil
world." David said, " I will keep my
mouth with a bridle while the wicked are
before ,me." But in theee balls the un
godly andpieus (?) meet. in the most inti
mate relation, and often vulgar arm encir
cle the, Christian lady's Test. " Let him
that nameth the name of Olieiet be maul
ts-dePert from all iniquity.", Christians
are in the, orld but.not of the t world. .
744. 1 ,, The experience of devoted Chris
tians h'st always been againei; it. They
joinin wing it mars. hear peace
with. God; ,The speaker "read, from t4e
action of the '.General Assembly, (Digest,
p. 802,) "It steals away our precious time,
dissipates religious, impressions, an hard
ens the heart," etc.
flatly.' The world testifies against, it.
They'rejoice over the inconsistency of Chris
tians "who -do it. When convicted of sin,
they do not inquire of them, what must I
do to be saved 1 but go to others in' whom
they have more confidence. lie had heard
the man of the world tell the Christian
there was nothing out of the way in.diere-
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ing, and afterwards boast to others that, the,
Christian was no better than he, for he
goes to the ball.
Lastly. He exhorted any who thought
they could dance and still be good Chris
tians, to desist for the sake of ()doers. If
they could do so with impunity, many
could not. They were grieving and offend-,
ing their brethren who thought it wrong.
They were giving the world occasion to re:
joioe. He commended to them the noble
saying of Paul, " If meat make my, brother
to offend, . I will eat no Mesh while. the world
But •it was objected, that other things
Christians sometimes did were as bad as
dancing—certain plays, for instance. Hav,e
nothing to do with them. They can't ex
cuse the sin of dancing. But the Bible
says there is "a time to dance." Granted.
But the ball-room is not the place,
and promiscuous company not that time.
In Luke vi : 22, 23, the Saviour recom
mends a better time and way than this.
In conclusion, he offered them joys far
higher than the ball-room could afford, a
peace which passeth all understanding, and
exhorted them to, walk worthy of the voca
tion wherewith they, were called. The.
eyes of the world were upon them, and
Christ was expecting much at their hand.
So much for the sermon. Now what
w,as the result ? Sam Hiscut declared le
never ,would enter the church again. But
next Sabbath he was on hand. Sallie Pool
did stay away fora time, and demanded an
apology from the preacher before she.ould
return, but receiving none, in a few weeks
she came back, and, has attended well ever
since. Deacon Fearful thought Mr. Par
sons had better explain matters a little,
lest many would leave the church. Mr. P.
replied', " truth don't bear diluting." But ,
the balls were suspended " on account of
the troubles," and have never again been
commenced. Mr. P.'s strongest friends are
among those that were so bitter against
him. And the church has been a unit on
the dancing question ever since
For the Preebyterien Banner
Mn. EDITOR :—Every loyal heart bound
ed with joy on opening, the last Bamer,
(the 9th). Allegheny ,Theological Sem
inary gave no uncertain sound as to her
loyalty, in the present fearful crisis. She
stands forth before the world fully vindi
cated, in the heartfelt tones of one of her
worthy Professors. No trimming of words.
No studied sentences. The outburst of tree,
patriotism shows us Secession and its sym
pathizers in their hideous deformity.
Your retaarks, Mr. Editor, were timely.
Ordinarily, no right-minded person wishes
to see any of our ministers .or Profes
fes,sors, in any of our , Theological Semina
ries, mount the platform, or take part in
any political or railro* , meeting. These
are extraordinary times. if, as all believe,
civil governments are ordained of God,
(Rom. xiii I,) then Secession is of the
devil. He was the first Secessionist,. This
cast, him out of heaven. All aid or en
couragement to. Secession, is doing the
devil's work. Are not.all God's ministers
called upon now to maititaiuthezight, and
oppose the devil in all his =ways-? Any
other position shows the lurking virus.
"With trembling all loyal hearts, during
the last few weeks, have looked toward
Allegheny Theological Seminary. If re
deemed souls are sent as angels of mercy
to our ruined world, and angels are filled
with sorrow as with joy, what•feelings.must
those redeemed ones have had, who founded
Allegheny Seminary with their, money and
prayers, especially that one who coneecrated
every room in the former building with
prayer, " that God would bless the lads,"
when olking on the uncertainty of the last
few months. Now there is no uncertainty.
Thanks ten thousand to the untnistak
takably loyal Professore in Allegheny The
ological Seminary, for the noble stand
taken in this hour of rebuke, laden with
portentous events, that will tell upon the
cause of Christ and civil liberty to the end
of time. Taking this , noble response, with
the last order from the„ War Department
respecting disloyalty, the silver lining
of the dark cloud which, hung as a pall
over our stricken country betians to appear.
That order has made ahead; a beginning
in • this place. It must be confessed that
this community, like.iill others, has ~a; few
sympathizers with the hydra, monster, the
Beast. A few outspoken expressions land
ed one of our , citizens in. the guard-house,
in the camp of our soldier boys. After
twenty-four hours' " standing guard," as.he
calls it, be was permitted to take one of: the
most stringent oaths to support the Consti
tution and Government of these United
States, and was for the present released.
A few more of the same sort, it is
will he put through, to 7 day, in the same
way. This is, at least, beginning in the
right direct*. Thus the work goes brave
ly on, and , we may soon hope everywhere to
have a pure loyal atmosphere,,all over our
country. Disloyalty is smillihere, consid
ering how many originally came from the
South, where many. of, their• friends still
This place stands on the ',confines of.
Egypt. Like it—though not of it—it is
made up principally from Kentucky and
Tennessee. Mostly of the better and
more intelligent class ; , many of them
wealthy. They know what slavery is, and
what it does, and consequently came away
to get clear of it and its influences. With
a few families from old Pen9a.TPvaPia, Ohio
and some, other free States, the moral
character of the people may be known.
There is no lack of energy in all the people.
As an evidence, we have here, progress and
material prosperity in almost every - respect.
One woolen faiitor3r and one largnfiour mill
are being erected. - Twe,large meat-packing
houses, and five corn-shelling, with several
grain warehouses. To_give an idea of the
way corn is disposed Of, and the amoußty
one of the five corn-shelling establishments
will bear an outlin e description. Like the
others, it is worked by steam power. •This
one is an eight-horse power. Wiph three,
_can shell, and turn into•cars oath°
railinad, five thousand bushels of corn in
one day. Farmers drive in their teams
and throw their corn =into one room, of the
warehouse; and when Pill, a sliding floor,
moved by machinery attached to the engine,
turns the corn jiikto elevators which carry it
to the thrashery..and.,when shelled, to upper
rooms, from which a spout conducts it into
cars on the track. The cobs make the fire
toxlrivet the engine i .the engineer and Are
man, find one man to superintend,
pemataor lands. All thi.earn<is shipped
to. Cincinnati, Boston,,nad elsewhere, to,be
made into whiskey.
So much for the enterprise of the place.
An anecdote will give you an idea of the
healthfulness. Last Fall the writeri'on re
turning to his family, one hundred and
fifty miles North-west, after making ar
rangements to move here, said to them :
" You need have no hesitancy in going to
Mattoon, for there is no graveyard there,
and it is the next place to Paradise!' The
nearest town to this place is called Para-,
dice, and there has been no cemetery here
since the place was laid out, until this
Spring, when one was voted by the people:
When the company comes in to-day
from Paradise, there will be fourteen Qom
panics in camp, and only five counties rep
resented .out of the thirteen to rendezvous
here.. All will be in this 'week. Nothing
here but.,.war. The rebellion must he ,put
down, at any, east. From yesterday's re
port of fighting in Eastern Virginia, the
boys here say, the East had, better send for
them. In every engagement where West,
ern men.were on the side of the Quern
ment,, not a battle was Jost. M.
Mt ROMAN ÜBUBSPONDENCE
Government Emigration Enteeprtse—lts Results—
Female Emigration—Female Employment in Eng
land—The London " Homes"--British Colum
bia and Women's Work—Factory Girls and.their
Distreas—Faith, , and "Song s in the Night" of
Sorrow-Relief Fund—The Pacha of Egypt—
The Queen's" Title," and Therefore "Entitled P
to Relieve—The Little Warbler, at Kensing . ton—
A llorological Curiosity—Crowds at .the Ezhi
bition--Crystal Palace and Grounds.
LONDON, _August 2 1862.
E MOVICATION, an Rremeted bY the gov
ernment, employing Commissioners as its
agents, presents.some interesting statistics,
Emigration to Amprie,a, 4 , 9 4, Canada, is,en l
tirely left to the private desires and re
sources of parties; many of, the emigrants
also, especially those from Ireland,: being
largely assisted by remittances from the
other side of, the Atlantic. But the ne
cessity of help is great, considering the
inequality of the sex, the demand ,for la
bor, and other matters essential to,tbe
development of colonial prosperity, in ref
erence to New South Wales Queensland,
Victoria, the Cape of Good Hope, and. N
atal. All the ships are first class; they are ,
carefully inspected before starting. The
Commissioners take, care that there shall
be no overcrowding, and that there shall
be an ample supply of wholesome food.
The following are the statistics of ernigra-.
tion for the year 1861, to the. Colonies air
ready, indicated :
The number of ships chartered by the Com
missioners was 16; 2 of these sailed to New
South , Wales, 3 to Queensland, 4. to: Victoria, 4 to
the Cape of Good Hope, and 8 to Natal. The
number of emigrants conveyed to the colony of
New South Wales amounted to 865 souls, equal
to 804 statute : adults, of whom 68 were married
men, 69 married women, 332 single men, 284
single women, 55 boys between the ages. of 1
and 12, 47 girls between the same ages, 5 ; male
infants, and 5 female; 284 were English, 33
Scotch,, and 548 Irish. The number of emi
grants conveyed to Queensland was 1,128 souls,
equal to 1,013 statute adults, of whom 134 were
married men, 135 married women, 31 - 5 single men,
368 single women,
84 boys between the ages of 1
and 12,,68 girls between _the same ages, 20 male
infants, and 19 female ; 411 were Englih, 317
Scotch, and 400 Irish. The number .of
grants conveyed to Victoria was 1,307 souls,
eqUal to 1,244 statute adults, of whom 112 were
married couples, 7 singlemen, 962 single women,
39 boys between the ages.of 1 and 12, 88 girls
between the same ages, 7 male infants, end :5 fe
male; 645 were English, 371 Scotch, and 291
Irish. To South Australia, 4. emigrants were
conveyed; to Westarn Anstralia, 68; 27 were
English, 8 Scotch, and 88 were from the Emerald
Isle, and to the. Falklands, 5. The number of
emigrants conveyed to, the,Cape of. Good Hope,
was 1,036 souls, eqns,l to 894 statute adults, of
whom 140 were married couples, 297 single Men,
215 single women, 107 boys between the ages' of
1 to 12, 100 girls between the same ages, 20
male.infants, and 16 female ; 537 were English,-
239 Scotch, and 269 Irish. The number of mi
grants conveyed to Natal was 839 semis, e.qttal
288 statute adults, of whom 63 were married
couples, 84 single men, 58 single women, 42 boys
between the ages of 1 and 12, 38 girls between
the.same ages, 8 male infants, and .8 female- 275,
were English, 41 Scotch, and 23,Irish ; the ;hole
making a total of 4,761 SOWS
_am:Jai to 4,322
statute adults,*of whom 512 were married men,
518 married women, 1,050 single men, 1,903 Sin
gle women ; 334 boys between the ages of 1 and
12, .324 girls between the same, ages, 55 male in
fants and 55 female,; 2,18 were English, 1,003
Scotch, and 1,660
Female Middle. Class,Emigration has
recently occupied much attention. The,
demand for cheapness by " slop " men and..
other contractors for clothing, ,to , has, .in
many, cases, brought down the results of.
the active needle to as low „and terrible.
starvation point, as was sung so plaintiselY
years ago, in the "Song of ,the Shirt."
iss Faithful, a.lady of great talent and
energy, has now a Beyal printing press, at
work, and the fair compositurs-,40r 411, aro
women--produce very beautiful books.
Efforts have, been. nut& likewise, to have
women recogr4sed, es suite* copyists of
law papers, imp,l do not think that they,
have been very sucee,ssful. There are also
Societies patronized by persons of rank,
and wealth, for the purchase and,sale of
fine needlework and embroideri by female
hands. Besides, the number ofdadies who
have a talent for drawing, who. areeneour
aged by prizes to those ,who
only in London, but all Over the countryin
ince Schools of Design,, pave done much to'
make England a country truly artistic, and
aesthetic: to a degree previously unknown.
When at Edinburgh, I had, the pleasure of,
seeing same beautiful specimens, of pencil
and crayon drawings, and to see, on cards
which were attached, handsome sums an
nexed to the names - of the successful.
Young women also .are employed in the
districts where Phika is made, for • burn
ishing; there are,too, in coune.xion „with
shops of all kinds, and especiallY of ann.-
perior class in large cities and towns, a
great derand.for respectable girls. Their ,
pay is, however, low, and they are require4,l
to dress in a,_etyle in many eases beyond
their resources, so that their privations and
perils are very great. Hence it is, that so
much,importauee is to be,aftached to these
new and admiral:4le Young Women's, Chris- ;
tian Associations, the inauguration andde
velopment of which, is, to be identified
with Religious Awakening among, this;
elms,daring the Ast three. years., InAtet
there are thus provided,.." Homes." of ua.
speakable value. Here, food, lodging,
books, family wArighiPy Bible Classes, on
.the lord's, day, are prqvaded, with a .real
motherly matron over the young people,
their guardian, adviser, and friend. The
*hole cxPense to those who are received,
is not,inare than.four shillings per- week:
Of course, , generous Christians, merchants
like Samuel Morley,. and -p,e,rsons of,,high
degree, supply what is, lacking in the ex
penses of each institution (a large sum);
but they have their full reward in findifik
PITTSBURGH, SATUEVAY, AUGUST 30, 1862.
many, a young person who left for Louden,
a pure and happy home in theeountry,,and_
who has been the source of trembling anx
iety to parents not saved from temporal,
ruin, bat " saved in Christ for ever."
Female Middle class emigratien to Brit
ish Columbia, has been a good deal agitated
by the press, with the view of the parties
emigrating, acting as governesses. But
Colonel Moody writes: " The opening for
educated women '‘here is very slender.
Household work is, what is -demanded.
Our wives, the ladies of the, colony, froni
the highest to the lowest, have to labor in
the nursery, the kitchen, and the wash=
house." Governesies and clerks we find,
are not successful even in our Australian
colonies except to, a limited extent.
The distresi in Lancashire has thrown
an immense number of young women out
of employment. plane have proposed to
draw off factory girle.int,9inue
districts, and more 4outhern occupations:
But their training has been all in one di
reetion ; they haie been physically and
morally fitted for a peculiar sphere of in
dustry. As an eminent public writer says:
"Whatever work' is now found to save
these factory girls from:the Aisastrous evil
of forced idleness, mast aim at, a cautious
dealing with ,hand and head, lest both be
come unfitted for faclery work;, the former
by being blunted in its - tench, ithe latter
Weaned from its wonderful sensitiveness to
the demands Which :the mill machinery
makes upon its intelligence." Let-us as
a nation," it is added, "bear gratefally in
mind, how patiently these poor creatures,
have thrown the savings of years into the
gap so suddenly made `between,them and
breadwinning, when, they.
are willing atla
ever to earn.that bread by a,continued 4,a,111
Deep and practical sympathy is now
being shown for these 'sufferers. Their
patience and good conduct have been ad
mirable, and Christianity too, in the power
of it, has sustainuiphern, in the day of
trial. Not in vatA. for , Aare ; p s i* has
Evangelism, both through English Church
men, Wesleyan Methodists, and others,
been busy by .SurOayy Schools in, circu
lating the Seriptures,,and preaching Christ.
Thirty or forty, year( ago, there,lyould have
been violent 'outbreaks. Now, when in
God's providence, fTliAn the cotton famine
the means of earning -bread is cut off,
"•there is a moral= significance," as_, Canon
Stowell - truly said, in the bearing, tle
spirit, and the tone of the. factory, opera
tives at tancashire,` that - claims the esteem
and admiration of the civilized world."
The, truth of the •followinc , - touching
anecdote is undoubted : outskirts,
of: Manchester where there was a large
infosipn of Christian in#nelice, f 1 ; 01 .4.
bath Schools, and, other Agencies, it was t the
paipful duty of the milt ovular to aonounce
to the lands that he . 42411 d, it absolutely
impossiblato continue to,qmploy, them, and
that the factory, meat , closed„from t,114p,
day, as he had, no logger, the meanp.of pay. ;
ing thou! .their wAges. The poor people
assembled, and received theuews.with agi
tation marked. -upon their. countenances—
all except, thirty or, forty, wbo received it
calmly At.: that , moment when all was
silence, snapeuse, and dismay, a young
woman, a Sunday. School teacher,
up, with a calm, cheerful, and encouraging
voice, the, beautiful ,words . of Comcper!s
Fifty or sixty voices took up.the strain;
" I do not hesitate to, say," said
Stowell, in relating this, " that it was one
of the most beautiful and touching, mani
festations of. simple faith that has come
within my knowledge and recollection."
Parliament is busy upon 'a Bill which
widens , the area of Poor Law Taxation in
the manufacturing'districts; but until local'
rates shall reach five shillings in the
pound, the extension of rating is not •to
take effect. This measure is to be law 1111-
til the first of March next. But mean
while, unless relief comes, the prospects
for local residents is very, alarming. The
shopkeepers, unsupported by the popula
tion out of work,' are threatened with
ruin ; first, from want of custom,
ondly, from heavy.poor ,rates. . The sums
coming in by voluntary donations, are
large and noble. The
,Pacha. of 800
sent, last Week, 41,000 to the Lord Mayor,
London. The Queen' has just forwarded
£2,000 to ,the Earl of Derby, with a letter.,
dicAted, by hpr,_in beautiful and touching
language. One of her titles is " Duchess
of Lancashire," and'io for those suffering
" by lamentable circumstances entirely be; '
yond- their own control," Lord Derby is in-
formed:that " the Queen.. gladly"associates
heraelf with those suffering districts, under.
her title of Duchess of Lamashire, and is,
pleased to find herself thus, entitled to' send
her aid to those fOr whom she has long felt
deep compassion." There speaks the true
woman's imart—,--ehaoetied by.sorrow, and
having therefore intensest sympathy, And
as, in the case, ‘ of the (been's letter and
gifts to- o,e, widows . of t4 o .4lrgeY qq4lPrlY
victime,,so now her words„ and nehle deed.
will be., quit ;t bearing,
But w44h , do. th:ink. Pr At .94gPd ,
contributor to.loncashire distresS ? Yes 3
there is snch n 'contrilontor, and a most un,
tiring one is he. A. slaving, ,bullfinch,
owned by two al;
singtonolevutes hia,piping talent, all day
long, to the elteXtak..W4o.o of crowds Op
gather around. No one is allowed to hea.r
him without forming,part of a„group *oh
agrees to giv,e ; five shillings fer a x song from
the. little, Melodlst. course any (Me , .
may give as ,mueh As
. he likes. Well,,last,
SaturdaY the singing bullfinch realised
more than ten you ;, and during last
week his initrib t utoiTock,the i fnud exceeded
thirty pounds! r hope he won't - drop dead
from his perch, some day, from over
exertion; if so, his memory will be im,
mortal, and either stnffed, 9r with ;his,
exact image in marble, or otherwise, .be
should be . exhibited, for the read of Lan
cashire distress all over the kingdom. But e
no, he ..will not die.; let him sing on, the.:
sweet : warbier;,it is ; his, nature
heaven-'to sing, and, if himself an uncon—
scions benefactor, still, both himnelf and his
generous masters and owners—Messrs.
Aribe and .Linton—are worthy of world
admiration. . _
4., : .c.nripsity- the aPl , Allefe.ef,
aatrowimical and geographical clocic„is ex
hibited .by the proprieters Of the fatripus
little bird just described. 'This Wonderful
piece of horological mechanism, though
very little larger than-an• ordinary drawing
roPI4 ,tim,erPARV, giY4f4 0.4.#14 1 Y.0 lit9r9nt.
dtganOottiollib.,„Prh.l o -rAPti r ,44,“ ,AWAVOL,
e 4 Ye fearful BE4O, fresh eottra&Oake,
The elonds ye sp.tnueb. drea4
Are`big with mercy, and shall ;bre*,
In blessings on your hettcl.s'
dials. Besides striking the hours; half
hours, and quarter hours, it shows the
revolutions of the sun, the solstices, the
equinoxes,,the months, clays of the month,
and days of the week, the equation of
time, the changes of the moon, and the
time of day at twenty-two princtpal cities
in every quarter of the world. The pen
dulum is a most ingenious.and complicated
contrivance. It is a compensation formed
of nine branches, and carries at its lower
extremity a dial which indicates the varia
tion to the 'eight hundredth part of half
an-inch, and by its own internal mechanism
regulates. itself to the .temperature I This
marvellous clock is the work of M. Gretillat,
of dofranc, Switzerland., end occupied
twenty-three years in its construction.
INonas.sitvo POPULARITY attends the
International Exhibition, and the magnifi
cent weather which has now been so merei
fully—gafter a wet and dreary Summer—
vonehsafed, to us, increases the ,attendance
very largely. Heads of business firrns,
clergymen, with their schools and parbihon
ers, trades, unions, foreign workmen, (for
whom special provision is made by a Lon-
don Committee, as to lodgings, medical at,-
tendatice, and Admission to public places,)
press toward Kensington daily—along with
foreigners of every land. The beautiful .
Horticultural gardens are accessible for a
small sum to the visitors, who step out on
the turf, and •amid the fountains and flow
ers, under a cloudless, and yet temperste
3 . 1r.y. It will interest.some.of your readers
--especially one excellent gentleman in
your city, who has kindred sympathies and
:ifts--to know that Orlando Whistlecraft,
n his Weather Almanac, has, been wonder
f4ly scon.rate thus far in his predictions
as to weather; the period of, brightness
and beauty which is now sending up the
ock-markets, lowering the price of wheat,
gladdening our farmers, ripening the her-
Nest, and making all England a lovely., fre e
grant garderi—haying been precisely de.
fined by,him in, connexion with the.elosing
days of July, and the first and 'second
weeks of August, 1862. The harvest will
be, as to wheat, an average one, or perhaps
a little under; but.oth,er crops, especielly
t t he green, crops,,,with peas, and beans, are
very fine. At the best, England must be
largely a purchaser, but When the necessity
of having several millions' of quarters over
a certain-limit comes, trade:languishes, and.
IncTeY.h€l9 ol m..2-4f4ar-
THE•Sunultiss , of,-London are now. in ell
their ,glory, includingthe. Zoological Gar,
dens, fiampstead Heath, and Highgate .
Hill, with the Surrey Hills, and Camber.-
,well, Pee,kham Rye, Forest Hill, Syden
ham, and;the Crystal:Palace, which, under
the hright.NleshinevAinee from afar like
magnificentand monster chrysolite. Noth
ing is more plea Sing to a stranger than the
lovely grounds around the Crystal Palace,
with: the beds of • flowers, and the-turf in
the perfeetion of .its .verdure, with....fiee old
park trees, planted. long, before such
structure es the Palace was thenglit of.
irgeii die view from the balconies of the
Palace Eastward—hedge-rows, fields, parks,
curving slopes; and verdant meadows,
stretching away,into Kent, is truly glori l ,
ens. As to the Crystal ;.Palace itself, it,
carries away the palm of beauty without a
rival. The International Exhibition is ca
pacious, vast, and commodious ; and it is.
not without attractive grandeur in its mag
nificent nave and trensept,s, especially when,
filled with a ,mighty throng and consider,
ing its unspeAkably precious
contents. But at Sydenham you are in
the pure country, and on a lofty, rising
ground rises up --a vision of beauty and
splendor-ImMll* .149Pieg9r child with
its maternal parent's likeness and grace
enstamped - upon it. Viewed especially in
the lightuf closing day from the gardens
in front,.a.nd.witli the golden glories.of the
setting in the-Western sky, against
which it is thrown in relief, the spectacle
Is most impresSive. And then entering in
and passing through Mediaeval Courts, with.
their-exquisite statuary and carvings;: and
to feel as if you were carried back to clas
sic Ages, and farther and farther still: here
the Pompeian Villa,. with its " 'Salve" and
its " Cave arri67b," on the marble of Abe
threshold; and there the cool fount in the
centre, and the , shaded vespertinal table;
around which the guests, .reclined;. and:
anon in ,entering insnecession the Alham
bra Palace, rich in its Moorish architee
tnre and grotto-like coolness beneath the
variegated glass which turns the light into
dyes so soft and grand; then on to Assyri
an Palaces with their hieroglyph lions
with human beads, and the entablature of,
sieges andloattle pieces; arid finally, enter
between the guardian Sphinxes, sublimein
their watchful repose, into Egypt, as it
was in the days when Thebes,threwnpen
its, gatl3§. for. the outgoing IvArrell . grioks7
buried .its dead in ,the pond sarcophagus,
and .painted its temples in colors whose
beauty,is,not dimmed at this _day—all this,
with , the•haegimg, PNate the ~pays, ,aed_
the gater , lilies the feentaie, picture;
&cries, rinil innumerable, objects of curi
e4th,,se,deeoy interest met only kheaeWhe
come for, the first time to, -SYdenham, but
those this lovely, w,e4liqr,
regye AmiL,acquaintence with families.
,Watthmah! What of the Night ?
Certainly the signs of the times , are full
of encouragernent. The world has seen
nething like it in all the history of the
past. On all hands, obstacles which„ had
hindered, and even prevented, all, suceess
ful effort to spread the Gospel are remov
ing in . the most remarkable. manner. Ac
cess to,the'entire 'Heathen world now ex:
ists. This may be said almost
qualifieatiOn. India, China, Japan,Nada
ga,acar, the Coasts of Africa, the islands, in,
the Pacific and Indian Oceans, savage,
tribes in North America, may now he ap
proached and even entered by prudent and
persevering missionaries, with good iros
peet of succesS. And: nearly all this
change in the state of the Heathen world
his occurred within the memory of the
present generaticn. We do not mean to
assert that, .ticere are not still many diffi
cultiestobe overcome in all parts of Hea
thendom. " The carnal mind" now, as in
all, ages past, "is enmity against God."
Iguorant and wicked iniers, and besotted
Fleets, - interested upholding idolatry
and even the balsest, superstitions, still live,
and are ready to opnese. Even mnniters,
in human shape are not wanting, as is seen .
in the land'of Dahomey: But whatever
the obstacles which still exist to impede
the Gospel in pagan lands, they, are not to
ocrolpae with those, which Chriatianity,
11,0,..to,encoutetin the parp.e.,r stis of4tg.
WHOLE NO. 518.
career. The vast power and far-reaching
influence of the great Maritime Christian
NationS—England, France, Russia, and
the United. States—have been telt in a sal
utary manner' over all the continental and,
insular world that is still Heathen. And
thus "the way of the Lord is preparing,"
even a highway for the Word of. our God,
in the outlying nations of the earth, even
the remotest of them.
A sinailar change is going on in the Mo
hammedan world. The respect, and even
dread, in which the great Christian Powers
are held by the Turks, the Persians, the
Moors, and other Mohammedan , nations,
has lei them to,shrink - from displaying the,
Moslem, fanatioi fiat and ferocity whieh, they
did even long since the present century
opened upon the world.
The progress of the great principles of
Civil and Religious Liberty among the _na
tions of Christendom has, ; opened a large
portion of the. Papal world, and bids fair
to open all the rest before many years pass
away. The nations which did the most to
give birth ard.add strength , to Ae Papacy
are just those Roman Catholic ~nations
which are now the most prepared to receive
the gospel of our Lord. Jtaly and France
have known by 'AU:el:experience the nature
of Romanisbi, 'and are now receiving the'
glorious Gospel. So have Spain and• Po
rtugal, and the_ countries which they have
colonized. Let us hope that their turn
will soon come to hear the tidings of a
free salvation, salvation through grace; not
through the wretched penances and de
grading arid useless rites of the corrupted
Christianity for which the.y are indebted
Even the day of Israel's redemption is
evideUtly drawing nigh. Portions Of the
" Diaspora"— of that wonderful nation
which.exists now only in its" dispersions"
—are evidently more disposed to lister, to
the story of Jesus of, Nazareth than ever,
before. We can but hope' that the time
will not'now be long before "the blindness
will be taken away" from the'hearts of the
descendants of Abraham, the Friend of.
God, and their ,return to, the. fold,,of, the
Saviour whom their fathers crucified, be
the signal for an amazing outspread of the
Gospel in all directions, as well as"ther epoch
of the outpouring :of the 'Spirit -from on
High, by•whose mighty infiuences giations
wAIL be born, in a day.
These are glorious times in which to live,
and labor, and give, and pray : 0 'that we
were'better fit to• live in thee, and 'more
worthy of the high privileze I - The , Ilea
thenworld, the Mobammidanrwold, they
Papal yoga, the Jewish world- -all.
ing for the Gospel which they so, much
needed! And, what is also cheering, the
resuscitation of a real Christianity is go
inn. forward in the Protestant world; .and.
obstacles are removing : which long had.hin
dered the progress of the Truth. Let us
hope and pray that even the distressing
war that is still going on within our bor
ders may not, only he brought to a speedy
and.happy.clese but overruled,by..the Say.
vieur for the decided furtherance of his
kingdom.— ChrisAian World.
Bow to Begin a Prayer-Neeting.
A gentleman from abroad said, at the
Fulton Street Meeting, he wished to relate
his experienee in starting a prayer-meet
ing, as the result of a little personal effort.
He was journeying across one of the dis
tricts in a Western State, and came to a
fine school-house in the, midst of a ,prairie.
He was riding in his own private convey-,,
inee. He reined up befoi4 a house,'and
"Do yitever have prayer-meetings in ,
this school-libuse ?"--addressing a lady.
" Never " she answered " never has
there been a prayer-meeting in it to my
" Will you go to a prayer-meeting in
that school-house next Thursday night?"•
" Well, I do not know; who is going , te
be there ?" she inquired. I answered :
"If you will be there, that will be one.
Will you be sure to be there next Thurs
day night, without any fail, unless hin
dered by the providence of God ?"
"I will," she replied. I rode on to the
next house, and the lacly came to, the deter.
I asked hur if she would attend a prayer
meeting, to be held" in the school-heuse
next Thursday night. She seemed sur
- Well, I would like to be there. But,
who, will be there, and who will conduct.
it ?" I answered:
" If two of you or More will 'be there,
meeting in the' name c)f Christ, the will be
there, and:youwill have rc good. meeting!'
I told, b:oth,thesupersone to tell all their
neighbors, that there would be a prayer
meeting in the eehool-house CM Thursday
night. I rode on, and called at the next
Do , you. know, that there is to be a,
prayer-meeting in the school-house nest
Thursdayrnight ?" said I to the lady.
"`Why, no," she answered, g 4 I_ have not
heard of it. Is there to be 'a prayer-meet
ingr / ,
"-Yes,. and I want yew to premise )1m
that yen ,will .getn. it,and invite pour
friends to ge."'
To be sure I will—go myself and invite
others," she replied, speaking 'with anima-
I rode to
,the next house, and addressed
a , lady sitting at an open window. I asked
her if she would - go to the prayer-Meeting,
of which I told her. She replied :
"I will not only go :myself, but I will
give :notice of it to my school and, ask the
scholars, to invite their parents."
"Are xou the teacher of that school?"
Here ended 4by conversations and invi
tations, and all had only °coupled a few,
minutes of timo. I rode into ; the town,,
eight miles away, and said to some, of my
Christian friends that they must go and at
tend that prayer-mooting. 'They, did go,s ,
and found about 109 gathered for prayer.
There - followed a great religious serious
ness. The prayer-meeting was maintained.
4 congregation has been gathered, a church
organized,,and - now' hey are beildiag them
selveS a honse of worship.
latileCs 6 004 Pl'ollolol%
" would not have preachers,' ) said Lu
ther,- "-torment their hearers with long and
tedious preaching. When I am the
regard 4:ioithendimtors_nor magis
trates, of whom above forty are here in
church; buthav,,e an eye ,to _the mufti
tudes. of youngpeople, children and -ser
vants of whom there are above, two thou
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could understand, and this is the art of
speaking. Philip Melanothon and Justus
Jonas are learned tnen, well skilled in the
Scriptures. I would not tuake a step into
the pulpit for them."
It is. said that, Melancthon, on some oc
casion, arose to preach a sermon on the
text, " I •am the good shepherd." On look
ing around on his numerous and respecta
ble audielllke, his natural timidity overcame
him, and he could only repeat the text over
and over again. Luther, who was in the
desk with him, at length exclaimed, " You
are a very good sheep 1" and telling him to
sit down took the same text, and preached
an excellent discourse from it.
Where is Paradise ?
Ist. Paradise, is where the tree of life
is ; for the tree of life is in the midst of
the paradise of God.--Rev. ii : 7.
2d. The tree of life is where the river
of the water of life is ; for the tree of life
is on either—side: of.tirat — river.—Rev.
xxii : 2 i ;:` •
3d. The river of water of life is where
the throne of God and the Lamb is; for
that river proceeds out otit.—Rev. xxii :.2.
4th: The throne of God and the Lamb
is in -the city where there shall be no more
curse, no night, no need of candles, of
moon or sori to shine in it; where there is
DO temple, for the Lord God Almighty and
theT4amb aye the. temple ofit.—Rev. xxi
22, 23 ; and xx.ii 3, 5.
sth. This city is heaven. Heaven is my
throne.--Isa. lxvi : 1; Matt. v : 34.
The conclusion is, that where heaven is,
there is paradise.
To this conclusion conforms the lan
guage of the
,">' male, in 2. Cor. all., de
claring, in - 14 A.•, "and verse, he knew a
man caught up te' third heaven, and in
the fourth, into paradise.. The assumption
that the Apostle intends different places,
seems entirely, zratuitous.
The Apostle says caught up. The Creed
says, Jesus descended. The termini ad
gum are manifestly different. Not that
Jesus did not go to paradise, as he prom
ised the penitent thief; but the .paradise to
which he,went, was the presence of " Al
might God," with whom do live the spirits
of those who depart hence in the Lord,
and with, whom the souls of the faithful,
after they are delivered from the burden
of the flesh, are in joy and felicity.—Epia
Tolerant 'Spirit of .Nr.. Whitefield.
The Rev. compiler of the late Mr.
Whitefield's life relates an attempt of the
two Erskines L and the Associate Presbytery,
to make Mr Whitefield subscribe to the
4:olPranlipagnelnd Covenant. Among other
propOsalS,: they offered to send two of
theirlirAhren with him to England, and
two more into America, to settle Pres
bytery in each. Suppose, sdid Mr. White
a _purtiber .of Indeperidents should
come and declare, that after the greatest
search, they were convinced that Indepen
dency was the right Church government,
and would disturb nobody if tolerated ?
No, I cannot subscribe, and abridge my use
And here, very probably, ended a confer
ence which Mr. Whitefield considered as an
insult to the rights of mankind. When
Mr. Erskine, to engage Mr. Whitefield to
preach only for them urged, "We are the
Lord's,peeple; " "if others," replied Mr.
Whitefield, "be the devil's people, they
hive more need .to be preached to: For my
Tart, all places are alike to me, and if the
Pope himself would lend me his pulpit I
would gladly proclaim in it the righteous
ness of the Lorcllesus Christ." Referring
to a,serrnon preached by a minister of the
Associate Presbytery, at the close of the
conference aboVe mentioned, Mr. White
field afterwards remarked : " The good man
so spent himself in the former part of his
sermon in talking against Prelacy, the
Common Prayer Book, the surplice, the
rose in the hat, and such like externals,
that when he came to the ; atter part of his
text, to invite poor sinners to. Jesus Christ,
his breath was so gone that be could scarce
be heard." Let all Christian ministers
take care that they do not spend their en
ergies, on comparatively unimportant mat
ters, to the neglect of the grand themes by
which their ministry should be distin
guished —".repentance toward God and
faith in our Lord Jesus Christ."— United
Methodist Free Church. Magazine.
A writer in the Boston Congregational
ist menti,ous an incident as having been re
lated at the recent meeting of the General
Association in New,-Bedford, which we had
not before heard. It is as follows :
Col. Russell, of the Tenth Connecticut
Regiment, asked Gev. Buckingham for an
evangelical chailain, to make (as he said,)
his, soldiers the, hest of troops. He was
not a Christian himself—quite the reverse;
but"he told the 'Governor that he had no
ticed that the bravest, most reliable men in
danger were 'the religions ones. Hence
The : Governor readily promised to grant
it; but before the interview, closed, ten
derly said to the Colonel : " You seem anx
ious about your, men, that they may be
come Christians ; do- you' feel no concern
about yourself?" It was but a word or
two of inquiry and. appeal, and they sep
The bloody fight of Roanoke was over,
and dol. Russell was among the dead. He
had fallen leading on those brave men to
victory. But before that fatal day, he had.
sought the acquaintance of a Christian
offiper.for guidance in the way of salvation.
And to that Christian friend he stated that
the few short, faithful words of the Gov
ernor had been the means of arousing his
conscience, to the subject-of his own salva
tion, as they became the instrument of the
Holy,spirit in preparing him,,a pardoned,
regenerated man, for the sudden termina
tion othia early 'Career: A - word fitly spo
ken—how good it is.
God Our Hooper.
Adam had his salvation ip his own
hands, he could not keep it. Esau had his
birthright his own -hands,-he could not
keep it. _ The prodigal %had his patrimony
in his ow n hands,: not keep
If Our ,
soul were :eft in our own hands, we
could, not keep ip. The world is a false
keeper. E The, devil is a churlish keeper.
The body is a brittle, and inconstant keep
or. Cliockody,.. t is , the sure keeper,