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U - T'i; A 4toi L.2 I AM SET FOR THE DEFENCE-OF THE GOSPEL. O. S. MUIKATi Editored PnopniEToR. BRANDON, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1836. VOL. 1X....N0. ,U - ;. v-- -p"'vv rrnim jt ..to. rS toy a- ttt tt tt 4UU. - AIJL. I U J- J. N -.iJJ- SDUOATZOlXi " liepor on Manual Labbr in 'Literary . ' Institutions. ThiiU .XS' ?'bJZt dent 01 uieyot,- , - .j It i. rare document, being a production of Theodore' 1J. weia, ai iae tioc vi service as Genml Agent of .The Society '? for 'promoting Manual Labor in Literary In 7 Btitnlions.". During the year this laborious indiri3ual Jtra veiled ,575 miles-g 236 nnhVie addreases-wrote 233 letters of busi- t iu &cwittv. and was laid aside, UTJJ V t 1 T - from hi agency two week by adverse prov tdenlei This "performance in connection with his wonderful escape from death in the Alum River, an account of which was given iii tbe public papers' at the timer " tQe sst recommendalign of the sy stem of education unaCT which he has been trained and which he was then laboring to promote. A con 6titutioa les inured to hanhhip would have sunk under the task. Ther can be no ra tional doubt that much of the physical and mental vigor of Theodore D. Weld U owing -ia a great measure to tbe manner in which he bis educated hiraeLf, requiring the body to labor as well as the mind. We propose to give, from time to. time, such extracts from this Report as we eltecm valuable, be ing confident that theywill bs read with in terest and profit. ( i Godhas. revealed hisXvill to man upon the subject oC education and has fufnish edevcry human beihg with a copy of the revclaVmn., It is written in the language of riature and iran be understood withoot a commentary This revelation consists in .the;univeml consciousness of those idflu ences which body and mind exert upon fach olher influences innumerable, in .'.tessaut, and'all controlling ;the body con linually tnoditying the state? tfjhe mind, -nd the.tnindevr vaYxinjr the cohditioo of the body. ' These two make up h the .compouhd, which we call mani not the body alone, not the mind alone, but .'both conjoined in one, by mutual laws. These uumal l&wsjbrtn the only rational basis for a syU of education. A system based ripon any thing else is wrong in its Jirst principles it4 combinations are in congruities, itstendenees are perversions', t and its resalt, ruin. True, the body has --tolitrjaally. but ;itstjcopuexion with vthe mind Wes infinite worth. Every man who has marked tho recipro . cal action of body , and mind surely need not be told that mental and physical train ing should go together. , jd Even the slightest change in tbe condi tion of the body often produces an eflfect upon the mind so sudden and universal, as to seem, miraculous. ; The body is the f xnind'i. palace , -but darken its windows, and it Is a prison; It is the mind's instru ment; sharpened, it cuts keenly J blunted, . it can Only bruise and disfigure. It is the mind's reflector ;. if bright, it flashes day; if dull, it "diffuses twilight. It is the mind's servant1; if robust, it moves with, swift naice uponi its errands ; if a cripple, it hobbles on crutches. : We attach infinite value to the mind, and justly ; but in this world if is good for nothing without the bidy, Cnn a man think without the brain ? Can he feel without' nerves t Can he move without' jnusclea? If not lot him look wel to tbe condition of his brain. The ancients were tight in the su ppositbn that ah unsound boJy is incompatible with a soundfoirrd. ' . f : - Climate, by its influence npon the botly, produces endless diversities of mind. Compare the timid, indolent, vivacious, and irritable ' inhabitant of the line "with the phlegmatic and stupid Greenlander. Every man: knows how the sute of his mind is modified by the different periods of' the day,' chan ges in the weather and - the seasons. i He who attempts mental effort during a fit of indigestion will cease fa wonder that Plato located the soul, in the stomach. A few drops of wa ter unon th face, or a feather burnt, on def Jhe nosftil of one in a swoon, awak ens the mind from its-deep sleep of un consciousness. ,A slight impression made upon a nefT often breaks the chain f thought,' an,:! the minitoss in tumult. Let a peculiar vibration qniver upon the ncrva of liatrtn?. and. a lids of wild emo tion rushes over tbe soul. 7nt nbd. deliihieJ.TtueJ. tefined." Strike up the Mrsoillaw in the streets ot iarisand you H the populace ino fu ry. . Sing the Kanx uVv Vachrs to the CVux soldiery, and they gush into tears. Th man v ho can thtnvih a gnat in his eye, "or reason while the nen-Q of a tooth is twinging, or wheiiruis rom-ich is naujatej, or whm his, lungs ara oppress edtnl Ltborinrg ; h who can-giv;wing to his imigtn-ubrr when shivering with cold, or fiigtincr with'hciLor worn down with toil, can claim exemption from the common lot. of hnianitv. -Inuliflerent periods of life, the mind waxes and wanes wUti krt . . k l r..t Mi H j f . ' . . ... . ar.ng.mUc losee. and keen to leel ; in fld t?,deJtJOmlrn'. timid. rrrrinnHfm. ' 1 ' . ."."t " t"WJJCraauatefa hnrti- I hdnrArUntvrl . ana emotion ianniii.-- who -tk Mvn i itl.m welt Wwn ri . UiC. r mhcK .v. 1 art cor.imi n-imiill .1.. !. .. . tteJd.t.U tli rainy feasor - nm-m mn ..'iiiiiii. inn . . j . .circulates, with Unusual energy, the cow- a rd rises into a hero ; when it creeps fee- iyt tng hero sinks into a coward. Hiiewanfllpa did fiomlheir color fly The er.S produced by different state, of mmd upLn tbe bily ,re equally sudden and powerful. Plato used to say. thi( aU the jiMlMS of lheboJy prMeeA from the soul." The expression of i be countenance i mind risible." Bad news weakens the action of the heart, oppress es the lungs, destroys appetite, stops di gestion, and - partially suspends all the functions of the system. An emotion of shame flushes tha face : fear blanches it : joy . illurrinates it, and an instant thrill electnhes a million nerves. Surprise spurs the pulse into a gallop, a Delirium infuses giant ener,g. Volition com mands, and hundreds of muscles spring to xec&teVaerfar'cmotion qften kills me ooay aia siroKe ynyo . agjras. 1 now the lndian3 hi gh-wayonly; but soon and Sonnocles. died of mv at th E cnm.. l- i t games. 1 he news ot a deteat killed Philip V. One of the popes died of an . r r j . - emotion of the ludicrous, on seeing his pet monkey robed in pontificals, and oc cupying the chair of state. Muley Mo luck was carried upon the field of battle in .he last stages of an incurable disease. Upon seeing his army give way, he leap ed from the litter, rallied his panic strick en troops, rolled back the tide of battle, shouted victory, and died. The door keeper of Congress expired upon hearing of the surrender of Cornwallis. Emi nent public speakers have often died in the midst of an impassioned burst of elo- t . i - .i 2A uZTZt rT fer S.mHCS,Slde?,. ? he ZZ f v v aX u i ?,ri New-York and the Hon. Ezekiel re:YnrnilC- nt instances. - Lasrrave. the vounsr Parisian died a few months since, when he heard that the musical priie for which he had competed was adjudged to -another. The recent case ofjTills in New York is fresh in the mi?morv of all. - He was ap prehended for thefjr, taken before the po nce, ana though m perfect health, mental agony forced the blood from his "nostrils. He was caried out, and died.". iiciiiQioTja xkxzsosz.zixnr . Here ia another-manual labor pioneer, making the desert to "blossom as the rOse.' Many of oar readers will be interested m the information contained in the following cir cularall must be delighted with the love liness of the article. From tb New York Evangeliit. Red Cedar River, Ingham Co., Michigan-, June 5th, 1836. To the Brethren- and Sisters of Eastern Ajnurenes. Beloved in Jesus I address you from the Great West, on a subject, and under circumstances as interesting asthis Valley is extensive. Moreover, 1 have personal and Christian acquaintance with many of you; and some of your number have, knelt with me in wrestling prayer that God would do the very work for the ac complishment of which you and yours are needed, and now solicited by your fellow-servant under circumstances of rare interest. Please to mark some of them. Three years ago, I was among you on an "agency in behalf of the Oberlin Colle giate Institute, (then prospective,) hoping thereby, under God, to do much to supply his plenteous harvest," with effective la borers. Now, 1 am in the centre of Michi gan seeking a location for Oberlirr second; not because I, or my Oberlin associates have occasion or desire to forsake Oherlin first; but because "theplaceis too strait tor us: ana there remameth bevond us much land to be possessed in the name of the iiord; and because the Oberlin mode of possessing it, is succeeded by the Lord beyond a parallel. JuaVe, beloved in Christ, for yourselves, fn April,. 1 833, Oberlin, three miles square, was a deep unbroken forest, possessing only common, nitural advantages for that portion of the west. In December following it sustain ed a small Christian,colony, and a prepa--atory school of 40, which soon increased to 80 .students, many of whom were your sons and daughters 5 to 800 miles from home. Within two vears from tKt lit. tie op,.i? in the forest, that coTonUI ! tract wns all possessed by actual settlers,' J - a i and the Oberlin institute h,i i,ii organized collegiate and theological de" partment, in which with'the preparatory department, were about 300 students gath ered from the Atlantic coast to "Michigan, and from Canada to Alabama, taught by an able board of instructors. Recently finding, that with this crowd upon our hands, we were rejecting at least, 500 ap plicant?, annually, we have sent many of four preparatory students to auxiliary in- Biuucions arouna Oberlin, which wereat once filled with the overfloAVing- of Ober- lin, the remaining surplus of which would j filltwo Urge matured institutionsannually. ' . . . 1 moreover these students have male as inorou2h anl raoid nreraration for nubHc . t . rA t I edee pl,vri- -i . l uspiui servnr n nnv nt niu- ice as any of my kflfjwi- - - . I cMn'ry assistant- thrmnrh tht mnn borsvtrm hr" rZZ'', and have doner more good than any . . ------- - i rL,!-- J- -- -.v. i"u"53ora are worm ng-meni ana rTTKrfn r . . tney are taught to practice what they And blessed be God, their joint 1 KDOWv t Z " labors have ; rrsnked in sunplying "the r ".-. rf wal?e region around with the means of grace ; ana those means, by the Divine Spirit, have apparently won over to our holyvKing more than a thousand souls. Beside?, God has designed through Ober lin agencies, to urge on extensively the mighty moral entecprizes, by which he is overturning that Christ may reign univer sal.: AlHhisiand more also, our gracious Master has "wrought through an infant colony and institution cradled in, the midst of stagnant pools of indifference, and taunts of opposing prejudice. Therefore a.., iicic, Vwjui a urar meiuuur 7 J erT " u,Ci jUL I this state,) sent of God, we trust, to find the rmr rn r it I rtr AnH n hnnHrl k-.U f this state,) sent of God, we trust, to find the Dlace where he will rnntinnp hi,w,i. Ol-li'r. n-n.V TtTo-lr : . i It is the holy Sabbath, and we Test from ! "'-'iii uio. main, uui CI I UUlilSlf.IICCS. our exploring labors in an Indian wig- Avam onthe banks, of thfi Gedaf, whose i i ' . i- r nanuw out ueep waiers meanaer oy us as 10 dp ne n gnwav 01 civi iz.it.inn and mm. merce. Our Sabbath lodge is also acces- sible only, (on land,) bv the Indian's trail; ! but soon will be passed by multitudes on an"d I do hereby decline the honor con a national road. We also rest on fertile, furred. Here I might close my commu delightful lands, looking eastward upon nication ; but some may be rea'dv to in cur track of yesterday for seventy miles, qujre, ' why have you "come to this con and westward. ipon our trail of to-morrow elusion?' "lam ready to answer, and for twenty miles, without, as the Indian Sily for the following reasons : says, a Chemokomou's Jwhite man's) i. Because I have long been doubt-wig-warn ; and yet much of it bought and ful whether such titles were compatible soon, very soon, to be occupied by white 1 with the letter or spirit of christiani men, while the noble but injured sons of ty. The letter is exhibited in such the forest recede toward the setting sun, ' passages as the following : ' I3e ye not indicative of their decline. May God called of men Rabbi, for one is your mas- grant tnat us rising may, in time ana glo-; ry.indicaii. their resurrection to what be-1 comes them as beings made in the image : of the Eternal. This, dear brethren and 1, would be your prarer also, if you ; . as I do, writing on their bark table, j under their bark roof, trying as we do, in vain, to tell them ot Jesus as they call at J our wigwam ; or as they float in their light bark on the river before us, sighing forth to God our prayer that they also may through us and with us be borne on the river of eternal life. Now, beloved; to these fed men, so wronged by us as a nation and a church, and to the whhe men who so' rapidly- suc ceed them, ire are debtors. And; what can we do for them? Give them not merely a little of our property and an oc casional missionary ; but all our property, ourselves, our wives, our children and our all. But how ? The Great Head of the .Church has given us a precedent in Ober lin; where we may sec how we may givf moat in our power, and yet receive for or sdves and ours according to what we ffive. Oberlin firstcan be excelled, and in its light, Oberlin 3econd should excel it but it clearly shows the most effectual means by which this Valley can be bless ed and occupied in the name of the Lord, and for the world's conversion. As a re ceiving and forwarding house, the Ober lin Institute will fill as many new institu tions as we can build ; and through a Christian consecration of ourselves to God in this glorious work, with present advan tages in purchasing western lands, we can, through favoring Providence, build enough to supply the plenteous harvest with laborers, and make this Valley as the garden of the Lord. I have found some brethren, (and trust sorneof you will add to their number,) who will pur chase sites for institutions and colonies, provided. colonists will pay such an advance-on those lands as will endow the in stitutions, which many of you can do, thus appropriating muchtobuildthe house of the Lord, and bless a multitude, and still bless yourselves and households. We trust Providence will soon furnish a site fur Oberlin second, and some dear brethren and sisters who have shared in the toils and blessings of Oberlin first are waiting to occupy it in part as pioneer col- onists. tiunareas oi ia routes ana youxn of both sexes besides, are needed to fill out 1 our plan ot inristian eaucation in me ; . ... . west. Who of you, beloved, win be of their blessed number? Ask God the priv ilege of being their co-workers and la borers together with him, and having ob tained it, write if you please to his unwor thy servant favored with an agency in this great and qrood work, and to your af fectionate brother. JOHW . N. B. My post office address is still w m -r w nw-TT V T- l- T-X Oberlin. Lorame Co., Ohio As my Oberlin brethren concurred wuh j me in the belief that I could be more use- ; ful as a pioneer in planting other colonies j and institutions, and I have necessarily I left that institution for this work, while it . is yet immature greatly needing funds,,. Jet me commend to vour christian beneficence, J my worthy 4ind beloved successor in its agency, Rev. John Keep; saying before , GoJ, brethren, I believe he yet draws on you for the support of his work at jOber-. ,,D. and praying that you will as his faith- j Ailstewards cash his drafts. j , TJi is communication hying btvn de- . till V9 .itu A MrrlAlh I om Knnnt' n -.., u-.w, urw - .1 . I I I k l iejnai a -u.x .yurcu ..-...- .r. U"-.. ,-. I rV4lK or.! , ... i.. vu...,., r i brother E. aws proiessors, me irsu-ra'auu siuamiy. . i ... :A' - . r-U . -,V .1 - 1 i - e .t ... , . . , and es forth with ' majfind in jon, cordial fdlow-laWs ima3T r ,n th great and good woTk assigned him. i ; : '- - Ministerial TiTLEa-Tbis subject is re ceiving more attention every day. And what are the "difficulties" in the way of reforma tion ? Let editors of religious papers begin. Let them begin consistently. Let brother Leavitt of the New-York Evangelist, before he publishes much farther on the right side, strike out the "Rev." which stands before his own name at the head of his paper. Let all the titled class dispense with their l I UVV1 own titles, and let it be known that thev i rwish to dispense with them, and let them 4 ceage to usp lhpm fnwarH5 Pnrh nthr nJ work will be done, ..,,. . . . Al ine iasl anniversary oi vv ashington C0ll( lege, the title of D, D. was conferred on Jara" Culbertson of anesville, who de- clines acceptance of the honorary badge, in trie following article over his signature, pub lished in the Pittsburgh Herald: He says : " I feel tnankful to the board for their friendly designs, but I hereby announce m dpfihprate' nWrminntinn n Al, ne ter, even Christ, and all ye are brethren The connexion of this passage makes it more pointed and imqreslive. The Pharisees are condemrd because they loved flattering distinctions, and narticu larlv because they loved sreetW in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi But if we have mistaken the letter, can we be mistaken in the spirit of Christiani ty ? Is it not a lowly, unaspiring, unas suming, unostentatious system ? I am far from ascribing pride, ambition or a love of show to those who wear those honorary titles, for many of them are a rnonjr the humble and unobtrusive. But still it is a question, whether these distinc tions do not in the estimation of the world, clothe Christianity in a worldly livery: which does not belonsr to her. 2. Because the titles, even if strictly compatible with christian principles, are not in their present application confined to thef- original and apprejrr&fc: design. It cannot be doubled they were originally intended as the honorary testimonials to eminent attainments. It is equally un questionable that these titles have stooped in their requirements below their original demands, and thus have lost their value and sunk their reputation. 3. Because they have become too pop ular, and are in that way ensnaring. this is a delicate point, and I shall not dwell upon it. 4. Because the prevalence of these honorary badges in the churches, preju dices acute and discerning men in the world, and creates embarrassment in the efforts of the church to do good. This is a leason which I deem of vast impor- tance. We believe as private -christians, we unfold as ministers, a system which calls for crucifixion to the world. What will be the effect, when the world beholds us investing each other with hon orary appendages and flattering distinc tions ? Doubtless it will produce distrust in our honesty, and so interfere with our usefulness. 5. Because the. distinctions partake too much of the character and spirit of Popery, and identify Protestants to too great an extent with the ' man of sin1 en circled with splended titles. I admit that many clothea with these honors have no alhnitv to tne pot affinity to the popish system : but still their position before thepublic involves too arcat an assimilation. O- G. Because I feel myseif totally un worthy of such a distinction, and mv friends could not mortify me more, than by addressing me under this title. Forthese and similar reasons I do re spectfully but determinately decline this honorary distinction, and request vou, Mr Editor, to gire publicity to this cora- ; munication. Your brother, I JAMES CULBERTSON. From the New England Spectator. SOtTHEHS ASIA. l The following letter was furnisiied the Cincinnati Journal by the society ,of In quiry, in Lane Seminary. - 'Anacan is a cout. ry of Asiain the East coast of the bay of Bengal, bounded on the ast by Burmah, to wboseking it is subject. Mr Comstock is a Baptist Missionary. This letter is rich in facts iand will regard a tnthml perusal, Kyoxk Phyoo Anacan'Scpt. 30, 1836. To the Society of. Inquiry, Lane Seminary. . . DeAR B-ethrex : -The inhabitants rofthi ,ikft thos. nf nllrrnah: . . , r , whose kin r they were formerly subject K.f x.'' nJ k - r ui ij unict ii aocuiigcjs, aiiu muer scenes Oi and bToodu as connected with , :ido&trvthiaiUlfah?niate, "Uiildll oatuutCS, iUIU Oluei KtQeS OI f rials which kindled, and have led the "inii- sionary' flame in AncTicafor ryears-l nu destitute. I know that the accounts which have reached us from the vicinity of the great temple of Juggernaut, from the banks of the Granges, &c , are start h and call loudly for the benevolent act! oi the philanthropist and Christian, bui do they present the principal of real evils of idolatry? They tell only of bodily suf fering, while the blighting and fatal influ ence of heathenism upon the mental and moral powers is unnoticed. Perhaps my feelings on this subject, reSult entirely from my circumstances. Boodhism is one of the mildest forms of idolatry. I have not therefore, witnessed any peculiar wretchedness as constituting a part of the worship of this people ; on this account, I have been led to investigate the influence of their religion upon thoseTjoble faculties which distinguish mau, till I begin to look almost with indiffcTeMce, trponthe other, and less important effects of paganism. But, leaving myself, let me say something about the heathen. Among all the women of Burmah and the adjoining provinces, I presume there is not one in a thousand who can read. Their knowledge is confined to culti vat ins; the earth, taking fish, preaching vice, selling a few cents worth of articles in the market &c. Ask them if they can read, and probably a loud laugh at the absurdi ty of the question will be your only an swer. Most of them are strenuous sup- porters of idolatry, why they know not, ' except that their fathers were so. Mrs. j C. sometimes asks them where their God! is, or some similar question, and they not unfrequently reply with a laugh or vacant I stare, " 1 am a woman, what do I know about such things?" There is, I am told, nothing in the law of Gaudama forbidding woman to read, but the priests, who have the principal charge of education, are ex pressly prohibited teaching them. This provision is considered necessary on ac count of thecelibacy of the priests, & the result is, that the women arc almost univer sally untaught. As they cannot read, they are considered by the men as know ing nothing, and in this opinion they heartily acquiesce. They, therefore, be lieve whatever they are. tol to, and seem to think that they have no right to inves tigate any thing for themselves, or to 'be lieve differently from the men. In short, they afre in a state of perfect menial bon dage, through the direct influence of their religion. Boys commence learning"' to read when they are ten or twelve years old. Previous to this, they are to .be found playing, in 'hjLStreet or loytfing about the market. I hey are not, howev er, allowed to express an opinion. on any subject, the result af their own thought, till thev afelibbut twenty vears old I have sometfrnds been pained, after a loner :.u-. :t P cuii versauuu wiin yuuu uieii, in wmcn their judgments seemed convinced of the truth of the Christian religion, by the final answer, ' I am young and cannot come to any definite conclusion, till the old men have expressed their opinion." This results from the instructions which are given in the sacred brooks in reference to the respect which the youner are to en- ! tertain for the opinions, ccc. of the aged ; (and these instructions are enforced by I threatened punishment on the one hand, j promised blessincs on the other. Of the men, perhaps a majority can read, but all their books are of such a character that it is a matter of serious doubt whether they derive any real bene fit from their reading. I am not fully ac quainted with their system of astronomy, but, 1 know nothing in it which is true, They believe that the earth is flat, that the sun and moon move round it, &c. &c.' They say that when the sun is eclipsed, it is caught by a great Nat (a being supe rior to man,) who lives on an undiscover ed planet and occasionally in sport swal lows the sun or moon. The system of 'geography ss as false and fabulous as that of astronomy. They tell of a great central mount, surrounded by four great islands, &c. They live On tlie island, which is more than 125,000 miles in width. To this, their geograph ical knowledge is principally confined. In locating countries, &c, they begin with the great banyan. tree, under which Gaudama became a gd, and calculate distances in all directions from it, by day's journeys. They say that it is impossible for the inhabitants of one great island to pass to another on account of the immense distance between them. Should a child start for Abyssinia mount, he would be an old man before he reached it. It is im possible to go and return in one lifetime. Qn. this account, together with the fact that nsy face is not six ftet longx (as they say the faces of those who live on the western continent are,) the nations refuse to believe . that I .came from America. Some days since, I asked an old priest what was under the earth, fie said air, un der the air fire,, under the fire water, un der tbe water a great stone, and what was underlie great stone no one could tell. Yu,can judge from the above facts, ot scientific knowledge oi tnis people, i netr books, however, are principally religious. They consist of very fanciful and foolish descriptions "of hell, the Nat country, &c. and contain an account of the feats per formed by their gods before they , arri ved to godship. Tne Embry's gods-were some such heroes as Gulliver ?tnd Sinbad the sailor., I should also observe that the astronomy and geography" of the naii ons are.revealed by'' their -god, and-'of course are regarded with as much sacredness as truths more strictly religious. Ydu caa now form some" idea of the knowledge of those who understand all the Butman books. One of the most learned men in Jail this region called on jne a short time since, and I asked hinv,why; he believed his sacred books ? He hesitated a long time, and finally said,"that Jie believed them, because they declared if men : did not perform good -works in onestateof existence, they would be poor, in the next, &c. and as he observed men poor1 in this world, he believed the sacred books, and said I, do yon know any thing about the existence of these poor men, he answer ed .no; how do you know then, I asked that their poverty is tbe result of neglect ing to procure merit in a former statej be cause, he replied, the sacred books-savao. This was the only reason he couldgive for his belief. My teacher tried to car-, cuse him tbe next'day, by saying thatI asked hard questious. The truth is that the people do not know any reason for be lieving the religion of Gaudama, except, that their fathers did so before them ;-,and ' this they considerfthe very best of reasons some of the natives possess naturallyvfine mental powers, they are palsied-and de stroyed. You may, therefore, contem plate these millions, created mine image of God, with natural powers which might fit them to associate with seraphs, groping their way in darkness down to the re? gions of everlasting night"? and is there nothing in the destruction of so many minds, to excite to efforts for the dinusion of true science, -which necessarily include their religion, over these dark places of me eann i These minds are all to act throughout eternity, and is there nothing desirable in turningjthem to a course of action which will secure their endless progression-in knowledge and happines ? 1- have not time to pursue the subject farther now. Think of it dear brethren, pray over, it k and act benevolently and promptly in ref erence to it. .I'Ci';; Yours, ui a precious Savior, ': Vt- G. S. COMSTOCK Montreal., I witnessed, whileheW one of the great Catholic festivals, and could not help perceiving in it aft" occa sion of the deepest sorrows The city was all commotion, while the streetsjwere paraded by priests, in gorgeous "dresses, perfumed by incense. IrfTead however, of giving ray own descrir"; : 1 will ire- . quest the reader to pursue the jaccount of the Mont Tea I G azettc, leatn in "rqind 'r'; while he reads it, that thii was religious i service, conducted orrfthe Sabbath siir "The procession of .Corpus . Chrisiit - which took placeon Sunday morning last, within the city with the usual solemnities of the Roman Catholic church, proceed-. ; edfrom the parish church through Notre Dame street toward the Bossecours church ' and returned along St. Paul and tJ'JcU ; ; seph streets, halting oh its wratthd :' Congregational nunnery the Bossecours r ' church, and the Hotel Died; 'The. band and an officer's guard of the S2d ? Tegi- : , ment attended upon the processioivas did V -also a sufficient escort of ihe volunteer y' cavalry, who made a fine Soldier 'like ap-' pearance The bishop ; of rTelmesse, it -was eipectedV would have beett trescnt at :' the ceremony, but it is supposed that the T state of. the weather detained : him at the . - lake of the Two Mountains and the duty of I i cat rying the sacrement dei'olved Upon the ' Rev. M. Quiblier. In the afternoon tlie i ; same ceremony took place froin St. James church where the bishop of Tabarca offi ciated, escorted by captain de BleuTyV ' . , Rifle company," ' Bands, regiments, rifle corpsna aih . this under the name of religion ! " To in- crease the profanation, there was a central , canopy, with a large piece of glass in the ( -form of a human eye, having gold or Sil- ; - ver rays emanatincf in all directions: m serled in the front curtain j behind .vbich, ' , walked a priest personatmgtheDejty Ifpr;, ' how else could it impress the'gtiog raul---i-'v. . titude, who were taught to callit the 'all- 1 seeing eve r Ana to crown in lony ana madness, protestant gt fttlerrien joifii d the chief procession of the priests, in order to subserve a political cojea i-isOT CJUh EXTRACT FROM WILLIAM WiRftA f Eircessive wealth is neither, clorv nof haDPiness. The cold wretch who thblcs't : only of himself- who draws his head - within its shelly and never puts Jt oQtbcc for the purpose of lucre and ostentation; who looks uron his fellow creatures not. only without sympathy, but will arro- . gance and insolence, as if iHejr werfc(xnade V, to be his va?salsr and he was made to be . ; , their lord; as if they were for no other purpose than to pampef his avarice, .of to . ' contribute to his aggrahdirement j, such' a man may be rich, but trust me, he can r-' never be happy, nor virtuous; tjotl "gteaLAi There is in fortune a Ito eanr which. t is the appropriate region of virtue and in- telligence. Be content , with ihalj and it -the horn of plenty oveTflowrlet its drop pings fell upon your- fellow men ; 'let ' them fall -like "the droppings of honey in the wilderness, to cheer the Way worn jnl-v grim. r. I wish you, indeed, to l distin guished J but wealth is not essential to dis tinction. Look at the illustrious, patricts ana?phildsopbers hol have ever blessed the'world r was it their wealth-that jnaade .them' gtcat l :.vllCro V.