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Phrenology in the Pulpit. TESTIMONY OF REV. HENRY WARD BEECIIER. It is very hard for a minister of the gospel, standing before a promiscuous audience, to deal with the facts of their minds, and their inward lives. It is a melancholy fact, that men know le6S about that which is the very element of their being, than about anything else in the world. I suppose if I were to go among the intelligent men in my congrega tion, I could get every variety of informa tion on subjects connected with the daily business affairs of life upon questions ol political economy, upon various questions of commerce, facts concerning the structure of ships, steam engines I could collect any amount of information on all these, and a thousand othpr kindred subjects. But when I ask them what is inside of themselves, they can tell me of a great manufactory, and ex plain to me the operation and use of all the machinery in it; but upon the question of the machinery of 1 heir own minds, they cannot say a word. In regard to commer cial matters, they know all about them ; they have examined them, they have com pared their ideas on these subjects, and have classified them. They believe themselves to be immortal creatures, that they have throb bing within them a soul that shall live as long as God himself shall live; yet, when 1 ask them any questions in regard to their inward nature, their only reply is, "I don't know, I don't know." They do not know what their reason is ; they do not know what is the nature of their moral powers; they do not definitely understand the nature of operation of any one faculty of their minds! They understand the nature of the soil or the earth ; they know what it is capable of producing; they know the use of the plough, and all the implements of agriculture ; they know what to do with a plant that is not thriving, they are skillful to impart to it a fresh lite, and make it flourish. But if any plant that ought to grow in the mind is Btunted and does not thrive, they cannot tell how to make that grow. They don't know what to do to bring it forth. It is difficult for a minister of the gospel to 6et forth the truth intelligibly in respect to its relation to the human mind. I think it is partly because men have not been curi ous in respect to themselves, and partly on account of the many bewildering systems of mental philosophy that are in vogue in our day. For if there were none of these sys tems except the old rchools of metaphysical philosophy, I would defy any man to obtain by means of them any clear idea about the 60ul, for at best they are of but little more value than so many cobwebs. Men rr.ay study them, however, if they have a taste for them ; if a man loves logic and discus sion, let him take one of the old metaphysi cal mental philosophies, and he will have means of busying his mind until he grows tired of such business. But if a man wishes to know practically what he is made up of, if a man wishes a knowledge of human na ture for definite practical pirposes, there is no system which will aid him in acquiring that knowledge like the system of Phrenolo gy ; not interpreted too narrowly or techni cally, but in its relations to physiology and the structure of the whole body. And I may cay here what I have never said before in the pulpit, that the views of the human mind, as they are revealed by Phrenology, are those views which have underlayed my whole ministry ; and if I have had any success in bringing the truths of the gospel to bear practically upon the minds of men, any suc cess in the vigorous application of truths to the wants of the. human soul, where they are most needed, I owe it to the clearness which I have gamed from this science. And I could not ask for the members of my family, nor of a church, any better preparation for religious indoctrination, than to put them in possession of such a practical knowledge of the human soul as is given by Phrenology. I have avoided the use of the nomencla ture of Phrenology in the pulpit as far as possible, because I did not wish to seem to be a mere teacher of a philosophical system, while I was a minister of the truth as it is in Christ ; but I have now been so long with you, that lam justified in making this state ment. I' may 6ay, in regard to the objections sometimes urged against Phrenology, its tendency to materialism and fatalism, that the same objections may be made to any oth er system of mental philosophy. I do not think that such objections belong to Phre nology any more than to any system of in tellectual science which you can possibly construct. Men's mere logical and specula tive reason will always strand them upon the sands of fatalism or materialism ; and it is the practical sense, the consciousness of actual liberty, that redeems us from a belief of the one or the other. Such doctrines dwell in the head, but never in the hands. Phrenological Journal. The London Times. The principal wri ters on the London Times at present, (under Mr. D-lane,) are the Rev. Thomas Mosley ; Mr. Sampson, who succeeded Mr. Alsager as writer of the city articles; Mr. Robert Law, the M. P. from Kidderminster, who has charge of the colonial subject; Mr. Thornton, who writes the parlimentary sum mary; Tyas, "much renowned for Greek;" Macdonald, (who was sent to Constantino ple with the funds for the sick;) Ward, a " quarterly reviewer ;" John Oxenford, the dramatic critic ; Davison, the musical critic; and Dr. Richardson. The manager of the Times, now for several years past and rpally more of the editor than Mr. Dlane himself is Mr. Mowbray Morris, a barrister-. The Union declares with fearless fierce-' ness and typographical emphasis, that " in the whole range of monarchical nations, there is not one paper or one man that dares to defend the principles of the American peo ple." This is a deplorable state of things, no doubt, and very unfortunate for the mo narchical nations ; but on the other hand, it is equally true that in more than a dozen states of this great country, there is not one paper or one man that dares to defend the principles of the American Declaration of Independlnce. Why will not the Union re strain its wrath at the monarchs and aristo crats of Europe for a while, and thunder a little at the greater oppressors of the United Slates. N. Y. Tribune. Niagara Bridge Business. A writer in the Buffalo Republic says that the business at the Suspension bridge is immense. The goods passing over the Suspension bridge for the month ending the 5th of May inst., were valued by custom rules at ten millions of dollars! Forty-five trains of cars, for pas sengers and freight, arrive at the bridge daily upon the different roads. On the 23d, for instance, to show you the travel over the roads, seventy-one loaded pissenger cars ar rived at the bridge. The departures were about the same. Sentence of the Male Thief in Petti coats. Most readers will remember the ac count published some months ago of a scoun drel of the masculine gender, who was car rying on an extensive business in thieving while in Schoharie county, New York, dress ed in female attire, working around as a house servant. This individual, who calls himself Elizabeth Ann Coleman, was tried at Schoharie last week. The prisoner was found guilty of grand larceny, and was sen tenced to two years' imprisonment in the state prison at Clinton. The Rutland Herald says there are seven hundred men constantly employed quarrying marble in Rutland county, Vermont ; and there will be raised during the present year not less than 1,100,000 feet of marble. Arrison likely to get Clear. Arrison, the torpedo man, lately convicted of murder at Cincinnati, is likely after all to escape the penalty of the law. The matter, accord ing to the Cincinnati Times, stands thus: Arrison has had one trial. Counsel for defence took exception to certain part of the charge of the court, and made applica tion for a writ of error. It was allowed, and taken before the district court, where it has been pending for months until yesterday, when a final decision was given, the writ of error sustained, and Arrison pronounced en titled to a new trial. But as the criminal court has been abolished by act of legislature, the case could not of course be remanded back, as is usual to the court before which it was first tried, and so it remained to thfc court of common pleas which has the dispo sal of criminal cases. Here then is the difficulty. The legislature, in its haste to' abolish Judge Flinn and his court, neglected to pro vide for such unfinished cases as might be remanded back by the higher courts for a new trial. The proper way undoubtedly would have been to transfer the adjudication of such cases to the court of common pleas, but no provision of that kind was made. As the matter now stands, it is, to speak mildly, exceedingly doubtful whether there is a court in Christendom competent to ad judicate upon Arrison's case. This being so, counsel for prisoner, .who are no wise lacking in ingenuity, have only to avail themselves of a favorable opportunity to make application for a writ of habeas cor- pus, requiring the autohrities to show cause why he is detained, and no court upon earth can refuse to discharge him. At least this is the opinion of many legal gentlemen, with whom we have conversed upon the subject. The late foreign news has been generally published in all the papers. A great battle was fought before Sevastopol, in which the Russians lost six or eight thousand and the French two or three thousand. The French were victorious, and the town was more closely invested. The rest of the war news is thus summed up : Successes of the Allies. The New York Post thus sums up the re cent successes of the allies : " A new sta tion formed by the besieged has been attack ed and carried with great loss to the troops of the Caar ; the posts on the river Tcher naya have been attacked by the allies and precipitately abandoned by the Russians; the sea of Azoff has been entered by the French and English naval forces, where they have now fourteen steamers afloat, and the port and fortifications of Kertsch have fall en into their hands. The forts of Arabat, on that sea, have been bombarded and de stroyed. At Yenikale, the quarantine sta tion for the sea of Azoff a port well known to the commercial, world for its exportation of corn the allies have established a garri son. The. capture of Kertsch has been at tended with serious losses to the Russians a foundry of cannon destroyed by the enemy, war steamers and merchant ships burned, powder magazines blown up, and stores of corn thrown into the sea by the Russians themselves, to say nothing of the spoil won by the allied forces. The expedition to Kertsch appears to be the consummation of the mysterious movement made not long be fore from Kamiesch. " The Russian forces are now annihilated by 6ea, and the narrow entrance by land to the Crimea will be henceforth commanded by the allies. They can either shut up the Russian troops in the peninsula without supplies of provisions and ammunition, or force them to seek an engagement in the open field, where the contending forces will meet on terms of equal advantage." Newark, N. J. has a population of upwards of 57,000.