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i ONT r .11. i u r n n , ; T . ' ' - "I AM SET FOR THE DEFENCE OF THE GOSPEL.' O. S. MURRAY, Editor. and Proprietor. BRANDON, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1836 VOL. IX....NO. 10. 9 -, , .'.... . - , , .. v , m - b- "w m "m- i &JThe TciMOVT tzLtORArn U publ'uh J.weoldy . . t 02,00 a yew, p-yable within four 'raonthaafter four oontha, and within : euht 2.13 ftr elht month- nd within the yr 2,S0 tfttr the elo of the yer, to rise in thia T-tio. ftj-To eompanwe who recfir twerrt or inore copilj in on buwdle, and pay within four months, ii $1,50 aGer four mouths to riae as above, f 1.73 within eight month- tc. centa. who procure and pay foi aiz tub kenbert, are entitled to the seventh copy gratia. J (gs No paper b discontinued until arrears as are paid, except at the discretion of the pub liaber ftr All letters, to secure attention, must come ...... -1 11 11 EDUCATION. Farther Ettrnets from Weld's Report on j - . . . 1 . . . , .. , , I Ferftap U rnay be objectea mat pro- frets in study uould be retarded by , pending three hours a day tn exercise itimuoai wkwvr. 11 uc viiiwina., null demonstration in any tning, mey prove lhltthoe who have spent at least t,verv Sabbath, once a d;.y, nr.d in,tu ,vt. three hours dally m appropriate exercise, pravVr3 and addresses every evening when have prosecuted study with more success lne weather would permit, but for "nearly thanthoso who have exercised less. thltv months no apparent effect was pro- Upon thequestion whether three hours ,Ucod on their obdurate hearts. We be of exercise a day would retard study,, the grm a)most to despair of doing them any following testimony is conclusive. The pood, but thought we could not give them importance of the question at issue is my p for 0St without a more vigorous efT.n. apology for the number and length of the A dtiy uas therefore set apart for hum ilia extracts which follow. ticn and prayer, that the Lord will have "I have not a doubt that three hours a mrrcy npon- lnoir 50l)tR Soon afler day, spent in proper bodily exercise, so brother M'Ewin preached from the words, hrfrom interfering evrmually with pro- - be sure your sins wil! find voir out" but gr-ss in the acquisition of knowledge, of nj 8-pt.arerj as careless and discou.a-inrr whatever kind would promote it in a ve- as eV( r lurin- lhe di?ro,irsP. We' had f? XnV,Tt1 .greC' "Ret- Dr Green, rnCeting again on the deck in the evenir.tr. of Philadelphia. xhvu brothers Wins'ow and Campbell "lean toy, mth the strongest eMphasts,?Taye(i alJ(j m0je a fc.w remarks or. the that three hotrs ol appropriate exercise ; necessity ofsedy repentance, but wish as each dava'tei no retard progress in stu- j jtt!e apparent effect as before, but to our dy. Prof. Keith, Epis. Theol. Semma- surprise, immediately after meet in jr. three cy, Alexandria. "Three hours each day, and for some Students, and at some seasons, even four hours, if properly distributed, so far from eventually retarding, would greatly pro mote progress in .study. Prof. Ripley, Ntirton Theol. Seminary. . "I have not the slightest doubt that three hours a day, systematical! devoted to bo lily exercise, would be bund to pro mote te in teller lull progress of students. by imparting a vigor tothf poweis, more thin suficlent to compensate for the loss of time." Rev. Dr. Ware, Cambridge Theol. Sem. "If men would be content to divide their time b iween study and labor, and dis pense with play, I am confidem they would accelerate their progress in learning by three hours devoted to labor." President Grifin, Williams College. "Three hours spent in exercise cacb djy would rather accelerate than re ard . nrojrress in study." Pres. Chapin, Co- ilnmbla Col. Washington, D. C. v "My observation and experience con rince me that three hour? spent each dry In appropriate exrrcise would not retard 'progress in study." Pres. Fish, Wcs ! leyan Un'r., Middleiovn, Conn. I "Uy taking three hours from the time I generally devoted to study, the rcmain I der will acquire an increased value, i enough to make up for the loss. I do not 1 doubt that this would be verified by ex periment." Pres. Humphreys, St. Johns 1 College, Annapolis, Md. "If a student wishes to rain time for study that shall be felt for a course of years, let him-make a law as inviolable A3 were those of the Medes and Persians, that three. hours at.lea5t.0f the twenty fouf, shall be devoted to exercise." Re'r. E(ixs Cornelius. "The effect of this amount of exercise Upon 'intellect, morM feeling, habits and t haracter, would be most happy. Let Yirn who hesitates act like a philosopher im ucBiuuvs m-i a pnnusopuer rmalce the experiment: at first if he has een neglectful ol exercise, he must ex- jKrct for a season to pay the penalty of this .lesrlect It will he "irksome, fatiguing, mi ha may imagine exhausting to his nental energies. But gradually both his bodily and intellectual system will ac quire congenial strength, and unite in de veloping the powers of the whole man. Let the experiment be made faithfully for "year, and the advocates of Ihttt hours a ty being deroted to exercise, need not ir the result." Rev. T. II. Gallaudeit, art ford. Con. -Myown experience answers unhesitat- ng!ytthatittsochsa case not only the jrozrf S3 6f the Student will notta Tniard- but it.will b sensibly and greatly ac - .-imA T hrAA da (WU.V- rated. ;i I hold to decisive an oninion I V,- .Vrrf th.t 1 m .,t;.R4 L. 'il' .CICIttt on the v T . -...- l(t(t,H Paribus, ibus, MtuairTVnn inree tiours exer- iseand nine hours of study, vr accom- jlish fai more ia a seriea of years than an- tKP tvltli InnrtMn Knur' tndp anrl Terc;se.tT--.j. T.S. Grimke. Charl,,. .. (tt r'. -C . OIL. !Aflef anperimeht of twenty years in teaching the higher' branches, 1 Can ' ,rrKMit Yicit4finn fh I hr nprf 41, f PV iMil U,A .w - - - !tid Murk mnld -nrnrrrrtt in study as that which has been made by the manual r.w? n. i Cott'itU Cumberland College, Ky. ' ' , ,;It is a w-11 known fact in this teraina. - ik.i. . . j , wiav d i Live my inituiv cxriidr, jii J . i, . . . e'ent wiVj. Mrwiallr in th irnrL-thtin. Hat beea prct?cfrJ,:thc health of the flu- WeVehut 4 smiQ art cf tit Weld's proof Ed. TU v- ' dents has been more vigorous and uni-1 form than before, and their application to j study tuore diligent and pleasant, and fai ; more successful : and I hnve no doubt that a still further increase of their exercise would be attended with corresponds in- crease of health and improvement. Prof Woods, Andover Theol. Seminary. RELIGIOUS MISCELLANY. HEVIVAL ON BOAU.D OP A SHIP. Extract from a letter from Mr. Jesse M. T , , . .., , .. . .. i to ha , ar u. n-iti sai'Fwfuri' i-t lh.. vvestern roreign missionary &ocn ty Written on board of the ship Chaibs Wharton.Bay of Hengal March 25, 1806. unenueieiti nuaue prim, of a crew of eignteen, none, except die second ntti.nr. CQTeA for his soul. rl he captam and hst niate were what the world would call mor-' a men, hut the sailors were sunk in the . . . .1 1 u.-;doepesl v1cc. uy ennsent f the r p:a m , w - e instituted public worih- r-j tied of the seamen came weeping to brother Campbell, and inquired what they should do 10 be saved. The I.ord had rnnspH i their sins to pa Wfnte them, nnd thev i were in an agony lt-M thrv should sink down to hell. Their language was. U ! what great sinners we hive been; Lorcl 1 Sleep departed from hare mercy upon us. r. e thev r.nn nn rrl .mnl i t 4liyi V Wf (JI1U J I" VlliVI i m I V fc. II UI I 1 we trust they all three have found pt ace 1 in believing. 'J"he intelligence was an electric shock to their messmates, they I l-np,v nnt u hnt try lhink of if bnt .,.rp ! afraiJ to ridicule. We continued to meet ! with as many of the seamen cs were dis- 1 V . y ,,ir,awarc on her return to I'hi'adeipnia, : posed to attend, in the forecastle or.ee or 1 tlou' m.a"v e eve!" Perin,lted l'ie mm(J jhave no time to think seriously upon the formed, and new additions are made eve- j friends of this most important and desira twiceaday,and soon we had eight or ten j' (J1Ut'11 l,,r a hour upon the great subject of religion. Wealth," reputation,! ry Sabbath. May the Lord carry on his b!e reform, will then furnish satisfactory enquirers. We also set apart from half past six to seven in the morning for pri-. vatepraver in our rooms, and from 12 to I at noon" for social prayer, and the Lord might prosper his work. Blessed be his name; he has heard our supplrcations. ,rL i ,r . j j r I he next who roanmsted a regard for u: p. r..n.'-..,- ,.-.... r r-.ii i . ii . ..i ger, IM ruy, oi i niiaueipuia. lie naa lonz wunsioou me invuauons Oi me uos - ne! and according to his own confession had been a great sinner, but he could re- sist the influence of the Spirit no longer; he surrendered and c3 me to brother AVins- low weeping, as an humble penitent, and l t k c enquiring the way to Jesus. Alter a se- 1 a- . i b . j i l . vereconflict with Satan and his own heart, u j : rfu-- . . i , convert. e ihen selected lhe carta in as .. . . i . l .. i.i 1 . i t i a special object of prayer, and in a few days we had the unspeakable pleasure of hearing him express a deterrnination to embrace religion, he adhered to his pur - v u. r. u. i i I j , N light after night he paced the deck o ana iro. sieniiiir nnu wreninz iihe a i m u He confessed he had never pray ed in his life before, nor felt anxious for his soul ; u ... L l f l It? , . j u , ?,Ki . uailJT w ilu Vs 'Vra " a,,u, , nortai.on. une evening ne co.ucteu ; a, he sailors around htm on djk, and told he did not now consider himself their su- r. . . -. . . . nity, and entreated them to sign his arti cles, and sail with him to the port o! h; av en. He said he bad enjoyed more pleas ure in the few days he had experienced religion, than he had done in thirty years ! before, and that reading the Bible was lik taking lunir observations, when he read one chapter he had always to read anoth er. The next we setected ns an ob ject of special prayer, was tlve first ofrW special prayer, wastbe hrst ofneer : n.- ly two weeks passed away befo:e w-r had ! nY that our p I but at length th Srvirit elitionS were bul at length the Spirit of the Ird touch- ed his heart: - he confessed hr. had been a . ' ... , r aespurea oi ev -naingmercy ; oneor two n.gnts ne ga r up his watch on deck,' and spent them in most intense mental nton v. he cried aloud I Tor mercy on his soub The Lord heard i hi vnirn mrA rrrantA U,m a litv hoTiC He now says, he knows his Reileemer lTeth' and unites with' the captain in i prayer, and exhortino those of the sal lors hose of the sailors i - m O ! wn Te yet without - God and are yet without MGod and without ; P the world' to 1 iy hold bd the of- iiers oltheGo?npl snRPflilc- He told them nconcJhought he ought not to speak to ' Fl l?7 "y of command, but now "c,v" wMBg take them hv ine nana, i 1 1 " . J - . . ntid Call them' KrntK-. .rTK.. K I vrH , vu.a mm. v: UU has , ou ned the labors ofihis.humble ser vants, and heard our supplications in be half of these once ha rdened seamen.- Nercr did I see the power of the Holy Spirit more signally displayed. As the bird falls before the" archer," so did these sinners fall in answer to our imperfect prayers. We now number 14 hopeful converts, and the remaining Dart of the crew are all in at least a favorable state of mind. There is net a careless one among Ithem, most of them have wept and express- 'ed an anxiety for their soul's salvation. Our prayer is that the promise to St. Paul may bu fulfill d to us, and that the Lord may give us every soul in the ship before we separate. If so, what a glorious ex- clumation will it be when it is said of the Charles Wharton as she ascends the Del- . -i i .. here comes the great Bethel " and are ; bound for the port of heaven. And when ' ;thev cojecl ajj tt)ejr crevVt an(j wjtn the ' captain and officers at their head, directness and hope. His countenance beams their steps to the Mariner s church, and ! there declare all the Lo.d has done for ' them, what an impulse will be riven to the .cause of seamen' It will no longer be r s:ijd there can be no relic ion on board of a ehip, and that the sailor's character is too :letrrad-d to be elevated even by religion. ! Nor will the influence of this intelligence be confined to the marine. s' cause alone. I trust it will be lelt in the churches that it is nut a vain thing to send mission aries to the heathen, and that the Lord will bless the labors of them that leave home, and country, and friends, for his sake. jnounccs that the soul has gone to Him ' We nnl-P tho f lwlno- ovtnnf f-mv, ! who 'le if- The phvsHan retires and vvemnweine Knowing extrai t i.omi , -,. . an admirable little work tntit'ed "1 a,,. ; Thoughts. By a Member Printed in Columbus, Ohio seldom seen anything bett those for whom itv!s h- AW innt, ' n.i iir, 'P - "Why is it that so few men of . 1 infiuence of rank of intelligence, ate Kill IIU among the true disciplrs of Jesus Chi is:? The answer words. 1 key will not lake t..me for sen- refection. Look abroad throughout iine 'g1" ana oreadth ot our land. How , Mlauy ot our layers and physicians and s,lau smt" nayr. e.ver exam,ne l"? evi of the Christian religion, with any i r r 1 r UCgTee Ot la It h I U i 1 C S f now many nave 7. !.ITtl ! . 0VL'1' reau Ule vvlUl a sincere desire tr(.kl!ow ulther its contents are true or f Hou' man-v wll ,nay chance to read ih-se lines have ever spent one sin- hour in the serious conu mplation of Ut'al" a,lQ lls momentous consequences , lruin inal uie 501,1 ,s immortal mat tins H Lut thedawncf its existence and I tliat n 'vt n ,s an eternity to spend in ,SOi:ie unknown and unir.ed state of being b.-youd the grave? Not that religious thoughts are entirely excluded from the mind. At some leisure moment a super- , , r . . . i ., hc,ai v,e' 's tken of the Christian world ! ns divided into tccl s, regulated by various, forms and ceremonies, governed he differ. ! . ,, , , . jt constitution, and laws, and a as! too of- ! lcn Qlsiraci by seaanen and theological v'T V1 topping 10 no- ! ,V . 7 y" , mai an , . r . Fn . ,ula" iiii-iiui uinn jicesui urisiianiiv that a . , h . ' -t,rt,,, unite upon the essentia renuisites to fit 4 ' k ... 1 , . ' ; man lor happiness in this word and the ivvoiid to come the hasty inference !S i uu m u ujui ii r'ju i i a i rt ii i i 1 1 1 ' r iiinrn iinn I atn 'vit ruU-mn u . i ; j 1 . "3 fj u ,u ZTJV' I a bp.n!"lh!he Senoif rkff" fa ctih.vaud and inte!!.gcnt mind. ; is true, the claims of Christianity Smrii timut mnn pl.ncJn nrncciJ . ; the heart and cons ience. fake for iii- . rtance the .g ga day I ( .Olirt hn nHiniirnarl lota I J - i .. i, , , . , . , , Hume Htaiv anu exnausreti in ncay and i mind. He seats himself in his office : ! "To what purpose all this labor and wea- i nness and anxiety? What real advan- , m Jo j K to"derive ffom a (hese j struggles and projects and speculations?- lh . wearv ot them even now I Unnvu nnri feel that ihis soul ofrmne was created for nobler purposes. My possessions too I must.' soon leave. Lear? a shall I then go? To a world for which 1 have made no preparation. To a world! Such are some of the main reasons why j but ,urin niS "e be had given away i-u, j rags; out to outrage and cruelty I Who of disembodied spirits, where nothing of j so few men of intelligence and influence;000- Think yoa he now regrets having , is not aware how directly it leads to pov allthat I value here will be of the least ' become Christians." spent so little on himself and family, and ! erty, so that he would need no gift of use to me. Why then this labor and anx iety.' What folk! What madness! Whv ( not at Qnce q jnd common sensej . tQ ,.c for begi i something better?" j ! ? one ignorant of the human heart WOuld Spem lhat t hi. -! , - " IT".". connected with the transactions of the day uu iuc iransaciions oi ine aay sirikes tne mind an important causejust decided- a bed debt secured a specula tion amotion in court and thus tho't alter thoughtdrops into the mind, and ex- ntnniro, a L. reneci onr n pels at once all serious reflections. He nessf and the eonJJ Zlw"u thauh!m tnattne same scene will Kf rre-iW tram W Hi'lh 6iunilar ,r,eSult,S' ar'aSt -rMwulcisaua usners "' JTl SP'r,t' ""PP3- -ntotheprcs- ence of his God. TaVe the physician. . He hs inst wit - nessed the last moments of a Christian. During the progress of the disease noth- ing remarkable was observed, except a somewha'. more than usual degree of pa - tience and resignation, accompanied with an uniform feeling oflhankfulness for all the little kindnesses bestowed upon him by his friends. Once, upon receiving some little refreshment, tendered bv the kind hand of some one of the family,' there was seen on his countenance an ex pression of anxiety amounting almost to anguish. It was the thought that he was so soon to go away and leave behind him those who were so kind to him, and whom he so tenderly loved. But the cloud soon passed away, and his countenance resum- ed its wonted calmness and serenity. At length hour of his departure arrives. x nere is no wild commotion no entnu- r t .11 . siastic extravagance. His features are much wasted, and his eve, though some-1 what sunk in the socket, is full cf calm-1 with unwonted serenity, and a kind of mysterious energy conn's over him which is'felt by all around him. "i am goin?," says he, "the way ofail ;he earth. I fcel that the hand of dr-ath is uron me, and that I am about entering upon the reah- l's of the eternal world. But I am wil lino- to trn. I have tried to love and srvo 1 i my Savior: and U! now lie do. s not for- went to the meeting, that night trusts she! may be interdicted by law,, respectfully 'sake me. Wife and children, i-rieve not received Christ, and is now rejoicing in I report : That they have endeavored to I for me. Be diligent be faithful ; and af- hope of his glory." give the subject assigned them for consid- iter a few more days of sorrow and aftiic-' Reader, what if you should become a 1 nation, that deliberate and careful ed ition, we shall all" meet again root and Christian? You must renounce such of "animation which its acknowledged impor I branch all gathered home a family in lhe pleasures of this world as are incom- i tance, and the many and serious emlar I heaven." Alone", deep respiration " an-1 patible with religion ; and you will se- i rassments with which it is attended, obvi- I'itled "1 f,ir' siuwiy lowarus in'me. '1111$ '"'hiui u,r wuim uii pifusuif iu mis - -1 j of the Rir " jcertainiy was not n nervous affection, nor liie, perhips but vou will lose your soul. would, nevertheless, Ly no means contro o Wp TnVp'an afTection of the brain nor any thin- Will vou be a Christian ? i vert the position assumed by the memori-- er ndJfH .niofa spasmodic nature. What was it.'' i al,sts tbat the evi1 complained of is a , .v.' rr!-.Vi r. He was a Christian that is the secret : Revivals. Some facts have come to i TroPr and legitimate subject of legisla- proceeds slowly towards home, "lins an'J 1 loo am determined to become a Christian. I will set aba.u a preparation ior ano'ner world. io;nmg eise is com- . 1.. f-n;m-rI,n.M -Pn h ro., 1 11 -n ' 1 1 1 i 1 T n ni 1 iv) iiirt in din i 1 1 . , O. et me have , !the Ch,istinn?s bone.' Let 'me die the death of the righteous, and iet my last end be like his.7' Such are his reflections and does he become a Christian? Alas! ithose serious thoughts and serious prom-' j jsosare al ci)ased out of the mind by the bare recollection of some unusual svmp- tom which manifested itself in the course ' of the disease, or by some trifling inquiry ' of aTieighbor : or else the consideration of the whole matter is postponed for the, present. Incidents like these are of daily occur-' rence. Men of business p:ofessional ni-n r.rt! ir . i n n o mn ei iniolllnrnmn. I intellectual gratification, ate paramount ; work in this place until every soul shall evidence that the change is decidedly call objects ; and such indeed is '"their influ- j he a temple for the indwelling of the Holy ed for, and will be effectually sustained ence over the human heart, that it is no-1 Ghost." j by public sentiment. r ticed as a remarkable fact, that few men! We learn that the Baptist church in j In support of the opinion which we ever become truly pious afler they arrive Worcester is enjoying at this time more j have advanced that a prohibition of the at the age of thirty years. At or about this peno 1 in life almost every man expe- ripnci a kind of cont it utinn.-! 1 cli:inrn i,!inP ;n his i .t. !l-i..-,l Awnli; L.u r.:. r..v.r. u l- jcnungc m m uniu' a Limij:e in n;s vievvs of men and things. If he be not a i Christian, the mind settles down compos 0dly and firmly, upon the acquisition of. weath or honor or pleasure, or whatever i? fixed "l on as the gnat leading ob iect ofhis life. 1 he heart becomes hard - er and colder and more selfish. The rul - ing nr.ssion grows and strengthens. The admonitions of conscience are less and . i . . . i , A i i i : j lvF re'uurj, midi icnnn ue is cm uown and sinks mto the grave, without God and without hope-lost-and lost forever." Besides. Christianity treats of some matters, the. serious considera' ion of which is not congrnia! to the natural feelings of the human heart. To one who is not a Christian, no three words in the English language convey mere repulsive ideas than Death Judgment and Eternity. Whatever may be his nrnfesBinn whau ever may be "his philosophy wh -tever may be the strength of his intellect, there! is a kind of mysterious meaning a kind; of indistinct foreboding of evil to come connected with these terms, as used in the Christian religion, at the serious contem-! plation of which the mind almost instinct iveiy revolts. The language of the heart, if not. of the lips, is 4Gothy way f0r this time at some more convenient sea- 1 son I will call for thee." Prayer. Of how much happiness do j christians deprive themselves bv praying , 90 iiule , The command iSf .. ' pray out ceasino-. ' O how nrrirMis i pnm. hT wilh Goi in, tbe closet, when the t""' oecomes so aosoibed in heavenly ; contemplations that it forgets whether it is in the body or out of the bodv ! When i . - . . . me vnristian really prays, there is a tide of holy rapture poured into the bosom that is like the raptures ot the upper world, ! . , O Christian, pray ! Do not let the world - . c . llJC l"lu,,s UOUIS. " Jl tDeon;;to the closet. Christ nrnved the Apostles prayed, and will you neglect it ? 1 ua... : Gem from R. Philip.-" I must -think forever; would an eternal train of mv USU3 lh h be eithef worthy , useful tQ - ? , must ftd me or ! would an eternal reien of mv nre'spnt nl' Prer 1 rit and desires please me? I inasf act j forever; would an eternal courso of my S habitual conduct bring happiness, or even 'bear reflection?" "What if i should become a chris tian?" On the second evening 0f a protracted meeting in New-York, (says UT. boring.) a lady Irdm the-extreme1 South, opulent, of high connection, nursed f in the lap of indulgence, the mistress as well as the votary of fashion, was induced to attend. As she went along, a sort of secret soliloquy took place. " What if I should become a Christian.' Well, what if I should ? It would be strange, What if I should? You must give up your worldly amusements. Well, that I can do. What if I should become a Christian? You must give up your gay companions. Well, I can part with tbem. If I become a Christian I must endure much ridicule and banter. Well, this is not intolerable. If I become a Christian, my southern friends, who have taken in me such kind and tender interest, will be wounded and grieved will despise me." Here her feelings prevailed. The thought of home ad early associations rushed upon her with overpowering sensation. "But," recovering herself "suppose they do? My bavior will not desnise. disown and forsake me. " I'll co to Jesus." She i cure eternal life. What if you should not become a Christian ? Why, you will i i. .... u ,i . J t nave-w nai me worm can pleasure m mis our knowledge, of late, which encourage us to hope for a better state of things in ih . , 1 i . 1 . . r . A' Liiuicnes. une Droiner irom iv - Hamnshire. under -date of Nov 0. writes, Keli.snon prospers with us. I baptized ! Sabbath." Another, from the! eight last same State, under date of Nov. 7, writes s im:ows : " Jast .orri s aay 1 preacn- ed on the duty of confession and forgive- ness. Many of the church were deeply affected, and at the. conference in the eve- nine, three persons arose and made a hear tv confession. One remarked that he had been so indifferent in the service of his Savior, that several months ago, he re- solved that he would take no part in any of the devotional meetings of the church ; he is now resolved to discharge his duty. Our Sabbath school is very interesting. Somp now I c:ns tinn - U.-,. than an ordinary degree of attention to re- ligion. Christian Watchman. Importance of little things. In the management of the temper, on which our own comfort as well as that of all around us so much depends, nothing ef - iecu;ai " 111 0 uonf? Dul a watcniui at - ir',i:UM ,u ine temper is oftener nifiled by slight provocations than ! Dv Teat anU seri0us injuries. It is in i .. ; sma"; things that brotheny kindness and I charity chiefly consist. Little attentions; . tri"in?' but perpetual acts of self denial ; , r l , r-i . . i i . ii... r . i . .. .1 ;i iiiiimli i'firinirni if in ni t na nrc q nn . ; " " IV loin , tastes and tempers of others ; an almost imperceptible delicacy in avoiding wnat win give pain: tnese are the small things that diffuse peace and love wherev er they are excited, and which outweigh a thousand acts of showy heroism. Jane Taylor. oble Example of Benevolence. 1 Wesley, the first year of his marriage. i J'vt!d UP 28 sterling. The next year his salary was doubled. Instead of in - creasing liis furniture or style of living, he temperance. Who is a stranger to the said to his wile, " We have lived decent- mental and moral debasement which it ly on one half this sum one year ; let us j produces? Who does not know how of do it again, and give the remainder to the ; ten it renders man a brute, and almost a Lord." She cheerfully acauiesced in the! fiend how ofien it converts the domesiic j "Plan- ne lhrd . year his salary and ! emo'uments were augmented to a much i arer su,n but they still adhered to their j simple style of living. Wesley died poor, so much on a dying wond f prophecy to be able to foretell the beggary to which the man who is becoming en- From Elder Joseph Bryant. "Jack- slaved by this vice, will by and by sub son, Susquehannah Co. Pa. Nov. 4, 1836. -ject himself ? It is to this cause that a The church in Walton, N, Y. are enjoy-j vast preponderance of the pauperism ing a time of refreshing from the presence j which burdens the public, owes its exis of the Lord A powerful reformation tence. Who is ignorant of the prepara commer.ced with them in a protracted 1 tion for every species of crime, f;om p-tty meeting held in the last of August. I ; larceny up to acts of atrocious violence have not time to state particular. Suffice; done to persons and life, which intemper it to say, that many whose heads were ancc occasions, by degrading the intel white with age, as well as youth and c hil- ect. naralizin" the conscience, blunting I dren' nave submitted themselves to Christ1 I" V j Jn0re interesting and general than any . "her in which I have ever ten engaged' ' , . . ... , Example is more forcible than precept, l j My people, sdd Mr. Cecil, look at meix j days in the wreek to see what I mean on me oaooain. uar actions are a com- xne question men prestm wm, mentary on our words, and one b3dac-jHow can this vice and its consequent lion be'fore young people, will effjee all . evils be, effectually removed? Your the ;good impressions made bv five hurl! committee believe that this .desirable ob d red counsels. Take heed unto tayiciljcct can be secured onlyJby an interdiction and to thy doctrine j so shall thou both; of the traffic, except jpjporposes tefci-e save thyself and them that hear thee." specified. It is a posTuon which Mtfieri- ti3ipgrAnce. j Report of the Committee of the Leginiotn-e OI umt, to whom were referred t memorials for the Interdiction of the traffic In ardent spirits In Ihia State. In House of Reps. Not. 15, 1836. The Select Committee of fourteen, con sisting of one member from each County. i to wit: Messrs. Fitch. Canfield. Burcrss. j Kellogg, Edson, Brewster, SanforaVJfaiti s i hanks, Clough, Eaton, Richmond o.f0?;" by,HoweofLunenburgh, Adams pfGiand j Isle, and Cady, to whom was referred th r memorial of Sundry inhabitants of Thet ! ford, remonstrating against licensing the : sale ot ardent spirits, and sundry otr.tr memorials ou the same subject, msde the I following report, which was ordered to i he laid on the table, and five hundred copies printed. A. L. MINER, Clerk REPORT. To the House of Representatives : Your Committee to whom were refer red sundry memorials, praying that the ! liaffic and manufacture of ardent spirits : ously required. And while they are not , prepared to recommend to this Legislature -tU onoMmt,,i ftf , rni,i Umr,. u- iUa .v.. . u ...j ........v. tive enactment. : The only reason why your Committee nr mi r nrninrr on crvi I rt rnnn cri in I no ,u,u"" ' s "'5 v.i..... - i license law, at the present time, is the want of an adequate persuasion that the Public mind is prepared or so decided a measure. we vouid, nowever, by no means, be understood to affirm that the public mind is not thus prepared. The" memorials, both fiorn their number, and the respectability of the names attached to them, evince that on this subject an ex- T lit t I tensive and most happy change has been (effected in the feelings and views of the community. But still, in view of the very ' serious evils of precipitate legislation, we j deem it advisable to recommend a refer-' er)ce of the subject to a future legislature, ! And we do it with a strong hope, and in H P A with n rnnfiH.it dvnuctiitinn lhaf tn , traffic in spirituous Itquors, except for me dtcinai ana other legitimate purposes, is expedient and necessary, we beg leave to call vour attention to some grave, and in i i i i j our "view, conclusive considerations. j With regard to the guilt and the evils o, . intemcerance. there enn he no controversy : 1 arid m any representation whuh can be j mane on the subject there is utile danger : of exaggeration. It is the most fruitful ' - j source of crime and wretchedness. There is no interest of man, regarded as J an individual, or viewed in any of his re' i lations, civil, social, or religious, which I i i i i1 i . 1 1 1 . t I i l c t-rT mo r rni nron o i- - i htnrtnn hir this J vice. Who does not know that it is the i ,w WVfc w v i ; parent cf disease iu multiplied forms, and i that in the sad work ot cutting short nil man life, neither war, pestilence nor famine, can sustain a comparison with the ravages of this fell destroyer 1 It not only occasions in its victims a temporary de rangement of the mind, but to an extent equal to all other causes, ensures a per manent subversion of reason ; and one half of the tenants of hospitals for the in- 1 sane, have become maniacs through in j circle, the appropriate seat ofjoy ail lo e, i into a scene of discord and hate, subn ct- ! ing the wifr and children not orJy. to .ov- erty and want, to cold and hunger and the kinder feelings of the heart, and of- i-u r;,- " ' " ;'; ' unnatural excitement ? Hence, in nearly ; or quite nine cases out often, the murders perpetrated through the country owe their V'r . . . . . commiesion to the use of ardent spirits j and other crimes spring from the same source in nearly the same proportion. ':- . 'v..