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travelled in Russia and Asia with his private poor as well as the rich--that may be expetutor and a single servant, penetrating into Bo- rienced as we walk by the way--that may be khara, and living for months in places where it felt while our hands are about our lawful busihas always been reckoned certain death for a ness--that is so cheap, as to "cost nothing” of giaour to show bis face. The remarkable suc. an obeisance to man---s0 cheap, that no one is cess of Mr. Fawcett in the House in spite of compelled to purchase it of another-so cheap, bis blindness makes one sanguine that Mr. that it way, if the heart is only right, be sucKavanagh will be able to hold his seat with ad. cessfully sought for in the unostentatious Methvantage to the country and comfort to himself. odist Meeting-IIouse, or in the still more simple Protestant landlords out of Ulster who can win Quaker Meeting-House-Day, more, in nature's in such a contest, and whose tenantry are abso- own house not made with hands, with the firm. lutely contented, are too rare for us willingly to ament for its dome, equally as well, if not betspare one when found, even though he be a ter, than in the more costly edifice, too ofien Tory without arms or legs.”

reared, may we not say, by the pride of man. (From the London Times of a later date.)

Our Great Pattern taught this cheap relig. MR. KAVANAGH.-It will be seen from our | ion," and while

ion," and while the tenets of this pious old lady

are not mine, and while I may possess but the county of Wexford, concerning whose first

little of it myself, I, too, in all sincerity, appearance in Parliament much curiosity had “ Thank Goil for a cheup religion,” a religion been excited, was sworn in at the table and dispensed without money and without price, of signed the Parliamentary Roll. The honorable the value and efliciency of which she, doubtless, member entered the House from the direction had had abundant evidence. I am here forcibly of the Speaker's private apartments, seated in reminded of a very long sermon comprised in a a library chair, the mechanism of which is so very few words, uttered by a young man, in a contrived that he can wheel himself with ease broken voice, in one of our meetings some years to any point he wishes to reach. The large since, which then made a deep impression on copy of the Testament used in adıninistering my mind : “ Religion, my friends, is a very oaths to members was managed--one cannot simple thing, 10 is out to do justiy, love mercy, use the word handled by Mr. Kavanagh with., and walk humbly with thy God.” out the least difficulty, and he wrote his name

J. M. E. with as much quickness and apparent ease as

Philadelphia, Fourth month, 23d, 1867. any of his fellow members of Parliament. The process was as follows:- The clerk handed to WHAT WAS THOUGHT OF RAILROADS FIFTYMr. Kavanagh a pen with a handle of the

SIX YEARS AGO. length to which he is accustomed. The hon. The following letter, in reply to a suggestion orable member clasped the handle between about railroads, written over fifty years ago, by what represent his arms, and, steadying it by Chancellor Livingston, who had been associated putting the end into his moutb, guided the pen with his brother-in-law, Robert Fulton, in apover the parchment with singular fluency and plication of steam to vessels, shows the state of steadiness. This ceremony ended, he was in improvement in that day : troduced to the speaker, and then apparently “ALBANY, March 1, 1811.- Dear Sir: I did quitted the house. The proceedings, however, not till yesterday receive yours of the 25th of terminating soon afterwards, Mr. Kavanagh re: February; where it has loitered on the road I appeared when the majority of the members am at a loss to say, I had before read of your had left, and, accompanied by one or two very ingenious proposition as to the railway friends, proceded to familiarize himself with the communication. I fear, however, on mature reinternal arrangements of the building, as reflection, that they will be liable to serious obgards the distribution of seats, lobbies for voljection, and ultimately more expensive than a ting, etc. At one moment, his friends having canal. They must be double, so as to prevent walked on a little in advance, Mr. Kavanagh the danger of two such heavy bodies meeting. showed of what exertion he was capable by pro “The walls on which they are placed must pelling his chair with such velocity as speedily be at least four feet below the surface, and to overtake them.

three above, and must be clamped with iron,

and even then would hardly sustain so heavy a For friends' Intelligencer,

weight as you propose moving at the rate of " RELIGION IS CHEAP.”

four miles an hour on wheels. As to wood, it The pious response of the good old Method - would not last a week. They must be covered ist woman to this remark of the minister of with irop, and that, too, very thick and strong. ber church, “ Thank God for a cheap religion The means of stopping those heavy carriages that costs nothing,must meet with a hearty without a great shock, and of preventing them Amen from every sincere, reflecting mind. A from running on each other--for there would religion that can be known and enjoyed by the be many running upon the road at once--would

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be very difficult. In case of accidental stops, i compensation equal to that of the President of the or necessary stops to take wood or water, &c., United States.

Dr. Sears, general agent for the Peabody Educamany accidents would happen. The carriage of

tional Fund, announces by circular the principles condensing water would be very troublesome which will govern bim in distributing money at the Upon the whole, I fear the expense would be South. The fundamental condition is, that the peomuch greater thai that of canals, without being ple there must take the initiative, must show schools 80 convenient.

R. R. LIVINGSTON.

already established and needing aid, or an intention - Press.

and effort to found them worthy of encourage.

mert.
For Friends' Intelligencer.

The rush to Earope, whiclt was expected to be so
REVIEW OF THE WEATHER, &0.

great during the corning summer, is apparently not
to take place. None of the steamers wbich bave

sailed, so far, have been much crowded; the Great
1866. 1867.

Eastern may be said, coosidering her accommodation,

to have had hardly any passengers on board; and in Rain during some portion of

tbe Cunard line large numbers of persons wbo bad the 24 hours,

8 days. 5 days. taken beribs are trying to get rid of them. Ong Rain all or nearly all day 2

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reason-and no doubt the principal one-of this fallSnow, including very slighi

ing off is the condition of business in this country. falls........

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In the winter it was supposed the opening of Dari. Cloudy, without storms,......

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gation would lead to a revival; but no. The spring Clear, as ordiuarily accepted 9

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is here, and the dulness is deeper than ever, and is

deepened still further by the borrible stories of leg.
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islative corruption and heavy taxation with which

the air is filled. Then, also, the Exhibiion in Paris TEMPERATURE, RAIN,

has not thus far answered the public expectation. 1866. 1867.

The opening was a failure ; nothing is ready; and

there is a widespread belief that it will not be worth Mean temperature of 3rd

seeing. On the top of these two causes of discour. month per Penna. Hospital, 10.85 deg 37.93 deg.

agement has come a slight war panic, and the trasHighest do. during month 72.00 61.00

elling public have, of course, no fancy for a tour on Lowest do. do. do. 18.00 21.00

the Continent with the Prussian and French armies Rain duriag the month,...... 2.15 in. 5.46 in.

in motion all around them.--The Nation. Deaths during the month,

A plan has been submitted to France and Prussia being for 5 current weeks

by the other great Powers for the peaceful settlement for each year......

1381 1384 of the Luxemburg question. The Conference pro.

roses to meet in London this present month, and

will be composed of representatives of Great Britain, Average of the mean temperature of 3d

France, Prussia, Austria, Russia, and the King of month for the past seventy-eight years 39.07 deg. Holland, as Grand Duke of Luxenburg. Highest mean of do. during that entire

Information had reached the British Admiralty period, 1859.....

18.25

which dispels the last faint hopes of the fato of Dr. Lowest do. do. do. 1843 30.00

Livingstone. The Times of India publishes addi

tional evidence that the great explorer is dead. An COMPARISON OF RAIN.

Arab bad brought intelligence which leaves bardly

1866. 1867. any room for hope. Firet month

3.14 inch 1.70 inch. Governor Swan, of Maryland, has issued a proclaSecond month...

6.61 2.89 mation announcing the result of the election in that Third month......

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2.15
5.46 State on the question of a Constitutional Convention ;

34,534 votes were cast for the Convention; 24,136
Totals ..................

11.90 K

10.05 " against it, and there were forty-eight blauk balots. The above statistics exhibit a low temperature for He, therefore, declares that the persons who were at the month just closed. Dr. Conrad, of the Pennsyl- the same time voted for as delegates to said Convania Hospital, has called our attention to the fået vention who have a majority of the votes cast in that it was two and a half degrees lower than the their favor are duly elected, and that the Convention, preceding month-their record exhibiting but one

as authorized, will assemble at Annapolis, on elas instance of the kind, "March, 1857, baving been second Fourth-day of the Fifth month, to enter upon two degrees colder than February of the same year." the discharge of the duties prescribed by the act of The slight difference in the number of deaths, and

Assembly, the aggregate of rain that has fallen thus far, mag chased by them not quite thirteen months ago. I

The colored men's shipyard at Baltimore was pure also be poticed. Philada., Fourth month, 1867. J. M. ELLIS. is entirely managed by colored men, and 225 work.

men are employed, thirty-five being white. Last

year work was done to the amount of $76,000, the ITEMS.

profits being 25 per cent. An expedition is being fitted out by the State De

The Daily News says the dumber of messages
partment at Washington for tbe purpose of exploring sent through the Atlantic Cable continues to in-
Russian Araerica, with a view to acquainting the crease, and the receipts now average about $5,750
American people with the value of their recent ac- per day.
quisition.

The Sioux, one of the most warlike of the Indian
According to the present rate of Congressional
Arch Angel (Russian America) would be entitled to for the establishment of a free library at Georgetowo,
$20,000, which, added to his salary, would make bis D. C.

of the

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mileage, the reprezentative from the territory of an tribes, have declared war with the United States

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REVIEW OF THE LIFE AND DISCOURSES OF God by a change of heart, and that the mission F. W. ROBERTSON.

and sufferings of Christ have been made instru

mental to that end. " The atonement of the Continued from page 132.

Redeemer,” he says, " has reconciled man to One of the principles on which Robertson God, and that by a two-fold step: by exhibiting based his teaching was, that spiritual truth was the character of God; and by that exhibition discerned by the spirit and not merely by the changing the character of man. Brethren, the intellect, and his aim was, “the establishment sacrilice of Christ was the voice of God proof positive truth, instead of the negative de- claiming Love. In this passage the apostle struction of error.” It appears to have been tells us that “ Christ has reconciled us to God his design to undermine theological fallacies by in the body of His flesh through death.” the clear exposition of Christian doctrine, " Therefore we turn back once more to rather than to arouse prejudice by attacking the Cross of Christ : through this alone we them openly.

learn there is one God, one Father, one BapIn accordance with this method he did not tism, ope Elder Brother in whom all can be impugn those doctrines of the Established brothers. But there is something besides, a Church from which he evidently dissented; but deeper principle still. We are told in this endeavored to find in its creed a deeper mean- passage we can be reconciled to man by the ing tban had been perceived by others. He body of Christ through death. And now breth. believed that even the errors of Romanism, so ren, let us understand this. By the cross of pernicious in their effects, had often proceeded Christ the apostle tueant reconciled by the from the perversion of some great truth, and Spirit of the Cross. And what was that spirit? that to disclose that truth would be the most It was the spirit of giving, and of suffering and effectual method of correcting the error. Thus, of loving; because he had suffered. Say what for example, the doctrine of Reconciliation or we will, love is not gratitude for favors which Atonement, as held by Romanists and by most have been received. Why is the child more Protestants, is understood to imply, that the beloved by the parent, than the parent by the Almighty Father was reconciled to man by the child? Why did the Redeemer love his dissufferings and death of his Son, who, as a sub- ciples more than they loved their Master ? stitute, paid the penalty of sin, satisfied divine Benefits will not bind the affections; you must justice, and appeased the wrath of offended not expect that they will, You must suffer if Deity. The doctrine held forth in the writings you would love; you must remember that it is of Robertson is, that man must be reconciled to' more blessed to give than to receive. The

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apostle Paul felt this when he said reconciliation votion to the Truth-self-devotion for the sake
was produced through the body of the flesh of of others.
Christ by death."*

"1. He devoted himself by inward resolve. These views are more fully illustrated in • I sanctify myself.' God, his Father, had de. discourse of Robertson's on “the Sanctification voted Him before. He had sanctified and sent of Christ,” preached frim the text, Jobo xvii. Him. It only remained that this devotion 19-" And for their sakes I sanctify myself, should become by His own act self devotionthat they also might be sanctified through the completed by his own will. Now in that act truth!”+

He remarks that this sintence, of will consisted His consecration of Himself. quoted from the prayer of Jesus, “was pecu- For, observe, this was done within ; in secret, liarly after the heart of the apostle John." For solitary struggle--in wrestling with all tempta. to him the true life of Christ was rather the in- ' tions which deterred Him from His work-in ner Life than the outward acts of life. Now this resolve to do it unflinchingly; in real human sentence from the lips of Jesus speaks of the battle and victory." atoning sacrifice as an inward mental act, rather “ 2. The sanctification of Christ was selfthan an

outward deed; a self consecration devotion to the Truth. wrought out in the will of Christ. For their " I infer this, because He says, “I sanctify sakes I am sanctifying myself that is a re- myself, that they also might be sanctified solve.-a secret of the inner Life.”

through the truth.' Also' implies that what The word sanctify, be observes, has not in this his consecration was, theirs was. Now, theirs sentence the ordinary popular sense of making is expressly said to be sanctification by the holy. "Christ was holy; He could not, by an truth. That, then, was His consecration, too. inward effort or struggle, make himself holy, It was the truth which devoted Him, and for he was that already." The origiual mean-marked Him out for death. ing of the term is illustrated by reference to " For it was not merely death that made the Jewish history. “When the destroying Christ's sacrifice the world's Atonement. angel emote the first-born of the Egyptian fami- There is no special virtue in mere death, even lies, the symbolic blood on the liutel of every though it be the death of God's own Son. Hebrew house protected the eldest born from Blood does not please God. "As I live, saith the plague of death. In consequence, a law of the Lord, I have so pleasure in the death of Moses viewed every eldest son in a peculiar the sioder.' Do you think God has pleasure in light. He was reckoned as a thing devoted to the blood of the righteous ?-blood, merely as the Lord-redeemed, and therefore set apart. blood ?-death, merely as a debt of nature

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The word ased to express this devotion is sanc-paid ?-suffering, merely as suffering had in it
*tify. The Lord said unto Moses, Sunctify unto mysterious virtue ?
me all the first-born, whatsoever openeth the "No, my brethren! God can be satisfied
womb among the children of Israel, both of with that only which pertains to the conscience
mau and beast: it is mine.

and the will; so says the writer of the Epistle “ By a subsequent arrangement these first to the llebrews : "Sacrifices could never make born were exchanged for the Levites. Instead the comers thereunto perfect. The blood of of the eldest son in each family, a whole tribe Christ was sanctified by the Will with which was taken, and reckoned as set apart and de- He shed it; it is that which gives it value. It voted to Jehovah, just as now a substitute is was a sacrifice offered up to conscience. He provided to serve in war in another's stead. suffered as a Martyr to the Truth. He fell in Therefore, the tribe of Levi were said to be fidelity to a cause. The sacred cause in which sanctified to God."

He fell was love to the human race: "Greater “ We have reached, therefore, the meaning love hath no man than this, that a man give of this word in the text, For their sakes his life for his friends.' Now, that Truth was I sanctify,—that is, consecrate or devote my- the cause in which Christ died, we have his self. The first meaning of sanctify is to set own words as proof: "To this end was I born, apart. But to set apart for God is to devote or and for this cause came I into the world, to bear consecrate; and to consecrate a thing is to witness to the Truth.' make it holy. And thus we have the three “Let us see bow His death was a martyrmeanings of the word, -namely, to set apart, dom of' witness to the Truth. to devote, to make holy-rising all out of one “First, He proclaimed the identity between simple idea.

religion and goodness. He distinguished re"To go somewhat into particulars. This ligion from correct views, accurate religious obsanctification is spoken of here chiefly as three- servances, and from devout feelings. fold : Self-devotion by inward resolve-self-de-He said that to be religious is to be good.

• Blessed are the pure in heart * Fifth series p. 183-185.

Blessed are the merciful .. Blessed are † Second series p. 244.

the meek.' Justice, mercy, truth-these He

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proclaimed as the real righteousness of God. within. In Christ there is not given to us a But, because He taught the truth of god faul less essay on the loveliness of self.conseliness, the Pharisees became His enemies : thosecration, to convince our reason how beautiful it men of opinions and maxims; those men of is; but there is given to us a self-consecrated ecclesiastical, ritual, and spiritual pretensions. One; a living Truth, a living Person ; a Life

“ Again, He taught spiritual Religion. God that was beautiful, a death that we feel in our was not in the temple; the temple was to come inmost bearts to bave been divine; and all this down. But Religion would survive the temple. that the Spirit of that consecrated life and conseGod's temple was man's soul.

crated death, through love and wonder and deep “ Because He taught spiritual worship, the enthusiasm, may pass into us, and sanctify us, priests became His enemies. Hence came those also, to the Truth, in life and death. He sacaccusations that He blasphemed the temple;rificed Himself that we might offer ourselves that He had said, contemptuously, 'Destroy a living sacrifice to God." .

. this temple and in three days I will raise it up.' “ Those whom Cbrist sanctifies are separated

“Ouce more he struck a death blow at Jew from two things : From the world's evil, and ish exclusiveness; He proclaimed the truth of from the world's spirit. the character of God. God, the Father. The “From the world's evil. So in verse 15: hereditary descent from Abraham was nothing; I pray not that thou shouldst take them out the inheritance of Abrabam's faith was every of the world, but that thou shouldst keep them tbing. God, therefore, would admit the Gen. from the esil. Not from physical evil, not tiles who inherited that faith. For God loved from pain ; Christ does not exempt bis own tbe world,-Dot a private few; not the Jew from such kinds of evil. Nay, we hesitate to only, not the elder brother who had been all call pain and sorrow evils, when we remember bis life at home, but the prodigal younger what bright characters they have made, and when brother, too, who had wandered far and sinned we recollect that almost all who came to Christ much.

came impelled by suffering of some kind or "Now, because He proclaimed this salvation other.” ..... “Possibly want and woe of the Gentiles, the whole Jewish nation were will be seen hereafter, when this world of apoffended. The first time He ever hinted it at pearance shall have passed away, to hare been, Capernaum, they took Him to the brow of the pot evils, but God's blessed angels, and minishill wbereou their city was built, that they ters of His most parental love. might throw Him thence.

“But the evil from which Christ's santifica“And thus, by degrees,-priests, pharisees, tion separates the soul is that worst of evils-rulers, rich, and poor,-He had roused them properly speakiog, the only evil-sin; revolt all against Him; and the Divine Martyr of the from God, disloyalty to conscience, tyranny of Truth stood alone at last beside the cross, when the passions, strife of our self-will in condict the world's life was to be won, without a friend. with the loving Will of God. This is our foe

"All this we must bear in mind, if we would that we have a right to hate with perfect hatred, understand the expression, 'I sanctify myself.' meet it where we will, and under whatever He was sanctifying and consecrating himself form, in church or state, in false social waxims, for this,-to be a Witness to the Truth,-a de- or in our own hearts. And it was to sanctify voted one, consecrated in His heart's deeps to or separate us from this that Christ sanctified die,-loyal to Truth,-even though it should or consecrated Himself.have to give, as the reward of allegiance, not! “He is sanctified by the self-devotion of his honors and kingdoms, but only a crown of Master from the world, who has a life in him. thoros.

self independent of the maxims and customs "3. The self sanctification of Christ was for which sweep along with them other men. In tbe sake of others. For their sakes.' .... his Master's words, “A well of water in him,

“ He obeyed the law of self-consecration for springing up into everlasting life,' keeping his Himself, else He had not been man ; for that life, on the whole, pure, and his heart fresh. law is the universal law of our human existence. His true life is hid with Christ and God. His But lle obeyed it not for Himself alone, but motives, the aims and objects of his life, howfor others also. It was vicarious self devotion- ever inconsistent they may be with each other, that is, instead of others, as the representative however irregularly or feebly carried out, are yet, of them. For their sakes,' as an example, on the whole, above, not here. His citizenship

that they also might be sanctified through the is in heaven. He may be tempted; he may truth.'

err; he may fall: but still, in his darkest aber" He sanctified Himself that He might be- rations, there will be a something that keeps come a liviog, inspiring example, firiog men's before him still the dreams and aspirations of hearts by love to imitation,-a burning and a his best days; a thought of the Cross of Christ, shining Light shed upon the mystery of Life, and the self consecration that it typifies; a conto guide by a spirit of warmth lighting from I viction that that is the bighest, and that alone

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