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ilar in their interests and manners, and quite as united in their faith as the Roman Catholics. To every unprejndiced mind, it must appear inconsistent, to reject the united testimony of so many millions to favor the testimony of a comparative few," &c. --and if the article, thus altered, should get back to Cincinnati, the editor of the Telegraph must to be consistent, be converted to heathenism by it.
Two causes of aların with respect to the progress of popery in this country, we believe, are overrated. One is, their 'increasing influence. Can we doubt, that men who appeal to the testimony of one hundred and seventy millions as a sound argument, will tell as large stories as they dare about the number who adhere to them in this country? That they have all the influence which can arise from immense wealth, appropriated by European monarchs and nobles for the purpose of undermining our religious, and thus our civil liberty, and judiciously expended for that purpose by artful and unprincipled men, we have no doubt. But that they are making many converts, we are not yet convinced. Another error, is, the notion that the Jesuit priests are men of great learning. That they have been compelled in their boyhood to plod through a great deal of the mummery of the dark ages, which others neglect because it is worthless, is very possible; but that they really deserve the first rank as sound scholars, we have no suspicion of it. We much mistake, if a thorough examination before some of our sound Protestant scholars, who could not be browbeaten by their impudence, would not show many of them to be rather quackish.
From the Christian Offering. ILLUSTRATION OF JOHN xiv. 8, 9. By Rev. J. Chaplin, D. D. President of Waterville College.
“Philip saith unto him [Jesus,] Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us, Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? He that hath seen me, hath seen the Father, and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?"
This passage I have long considered as clearly teaching the doctrine of our Savior's true and proper divinity. The train of thought by which I arrived at this conclusion, is substantially as follows:-Suppose you descend into one of the salt mines of Poland, some of which are said to be several hundred feet below the surface of the earth, and that you converse with one of the inhabitants of that subterraneous world, and one who was born there, and who had never seen the light of the sun. You undertake to give him a description of lields, and pastures and forests, and mountains, and a variety of other things to be found on the earth's surface. You also attempt to give him some idea of the beavens, of the azure vault, and of the worlds of light with which it is bespan. gled and adorned. You speak particularly of the sun, and of the splendor and majesty in which he appears, when he marches through the heavens in a clear day. The man listens with profound attention; and at length exclaims, "Show me that glorious sun and I shall be satisfied. Suppose you now point him to one of the lamps which burn with a faint and feeble light in his dreary cavern, and say to him, 'Do you see that lamp?' 'I do, he replies, but what of that?" "Why, say you, he that hath seen tbat lamp, hath seen the sun; and why do you say to me, Show me the sun?' Should you speak thus to the inhabitant of the mine, hom wouid you appear to him? And I may add, how would you appear to all men of sense? The application is easy.-The similitude, I admit, is in one respect imperfect. But that very imperfection is adapted to evince the truth of the doctrine which I suppose to be contained in the passage, namely, the doctrine of our Savior's divinity. There is some proportion between the light of a lamp and the light of the sun. Both are created, and therefore both are finite. But if Jesus Christ be not truly and properly God, there is an infinite disproportion between him and the eternal Father. Hence, if it would be absurd to say, 'He that hath seen a lamp hath seen the sun,' much more absurd must it be to say, 'He that hath seen Christ hath seen the Father,' unless Christ be truly and properly divine.
From the New England Artizan. I PAID HIM WHAT I AGREED TO. This is a saying frequently uttered by employers, by way of jusLisication, when those that labor for them complain of loss in the completion of jobs. A person wants a quantity of labor performed, and instead of coming honorably forward, and employing men at a fair rate of compensation, he excites competition among laboring men, induces them to under bid each other, and finally obtains a contract for the execution of his work, at a price far below what he knows it to be worth. The poor man labors, perhaps a week, a month, or a year; expends all he receives, on the work itself; obtains nothing to supply the wants of his dependant family, honorably completes his job, and finds himself involved in ruin. Should he chance to complain, his employer exclaims, 'I have paid you what I agreed to. This is true-Alas-too true-And with this plea ne may justify himself to his own niggardly spirit, by lulling conscience to rest. But does it satisfy the demands of honor and justice, while he knows that he has pocketed that which ought to go to pay for a poor man's labor? Does it satisfy the demands of humanity, while he knows that the poor man has Jabored for
h:in for nothing; and in consequence, deprived his family of the means of living; left his children to cry for bread; and bimself exposed to the torment of duns, writs, executions and the horrors of a prison? Let employers answer these queries to their own consciences, and then decide whether it be more just, honorable, humane and benevolent, to say 'I have paid you wbat I agreed to? or to be able to say with certainty, 'I have paid you to the full a mount, the actual worth of your labor. The latter line of conduct would prevent much misery, that now results from the opposite course.
| THE WORLD CHANGES. To-day is ours, yesterday is past and to-morrow may never come. I wonder people can so much as forget death, when all we · see before us is but succession; summer dies as winter comes; the dial marks the change of hours, every night brings death-like sleep, and morning seems a resurrection; yet while all changes and decays, we expect no alteration, unapt to live, unready to die; we Jose the present and seek the future, ask much for what we have not, thank Providence but little for what we have; our youth has no joy, our middle age no quiet, our old age no ease, no indulgence; ceremony is the tyrant of this day, fashion of the other, business of the next. Little is allowed to freedom, happiness and contenplation; the adoration of our Creator, the admiration of his works, and the inspection of ourselves-Mrs. Elizabeth Montague.
A NEW THOUGHT.-IS IT A GOOD ONE? Messrs. Editors,—You have labored long, and bard, to bruise the serpent rum, and I, who have long been a reader of your paper, can think of but one expedient you have left untried. You have assailed the world on all sides, and sometimes the church. Now turn about a little.
Recommend to the friends of temperance throughout the country, to use their united influence to place, rum-selling, exclusively in the hands of the church. For these plain reasons:
Christians are the “light of the world.”_From them we expect counsels, reproof, and warning. Now give them the whole disposal of this traffic, and what a vast revenue might accrue. When they "put the cup to their neighbor's lip,” they might give the timely caution, "at the last it will bite like a serpent, and sting like an adder;" it wil make you a vagabond-your wife broken hearted, and your children beggars !—They might tell him, as he swallows his dram, and swears his oath, that no drunkard, or
swearer, can inherit the kingdom of heaven! In short, they might muster a host of scripture which the worldling has not at his command. Another prominent reason is, that selling rum is attended with much profit, and who can make a better use of the "mammon of unrighteousness,” than the children of God? They can build churches, support ministers, and send the gospel to the destitute;"casting their bread upon the waters,”—giving a portion to seren and also to eight.” A third reason: they tell us assuredly, they do not sell to drunkards. They only take the sober man and make him tipsy, a little, by degrees, giving him time for reflection, while they can constantly warn him to shun even the appearance of evil.” A fourth, and last reason: the sabbath would not be so often violated, as christians, especially deacons, and elders, inust be in the sanctuary on that holy day, consequently shops must be closed, unless the “except for medicine" customers should make a call, and these cases of necessity and mercy, must be regarded!
You may think, sir, I am speaking ironically, but let facts answer One good Elder has said that he felt he had done much good by his exhortations, when dealing out this good creature of God, and in one instance, a tipler left his glass and did not swallow the poison. And further, a consciencious deacon who keeps a rum-tavern, up country, certified, not long since, that he would be willing to go on his knees, to prevent his neighbor,s taking strong drink!
Now, gentlemen, just blow your ram's horns against these walls and if you do not see such a tumbling down of drunkards, as has never been, then I am no PROGNOSTICATOR.—Gen. of Temp.
GEORGIA AND TILE CHEROKEES. Extract from the Address of the late National Republican Con
venlion at Baltimore, to the people of the United States. The last point which we shall notice in the conduct of the administration, as relates to the internal policy of the country, and it it is, perhaps the most important of all, as far as concerns the principles involved, is that of our relations with the Indian tribes, and particularly that portion of the Cherokees situated within the territorial limits of Georgia. A series of solemn treaties concluded successively by all the administrations of the general government since the period of its establishment, guaranteed to these Indians the possession of their lands without interference or intrusion from any quarter, their right of governing themselves according to their own laws within those limits, and their character of sovereign states. An act of Congress passed in the year 1802, authorised and required the president to protect the Indians in the rights guaranteed to them by those treaties, if necessary, by the employment of the military force. In open violation to all ibese
solemn engagements the State of Georgia has extended her jurisdiction, over the territory and persons of the Cherokees situated withiin her limits, interrupted them in the possession of their dwellings and plantations, and attempted to deprive them of the character of distinct communities; while the president, instead of protecting the Indians against these acts of wholly unauthorised violence, has openly countenanced the pretensions of Georgia, and, in stead of employing the armed force of the United States, in their defence, has actually withdrawn that force at the instance of the offending party, from the scene of action, and left the unoffending natives entirely at the mercy of their enemies.
The recent inhuman and unconstitutional outrages committed under the authority of Georgia upon the persons of several unoffending citizens beretofore residing as missionaries within the ter- . ritory of the Cherokees, constitutes, perhaps, the most unjustifia- . ble portion of these proceedings. They have received, like the rest, the countenance and approbation of the general executive. Few examples can be found, even in the history of barbarous communities, in which the sacred character of a minister of religion has furnished so slight a protection against disrespect and violence to the persons invested with it. We rejoice to learn that this subject will shortly be presented to Congress and to the people, in full detail, and in a form fitted to excite the attention which it so well deserves.
Popish Hierarchy in the United Stales.-John England a (Roman Catholic bishop residing in Charleston S. C.) has issued a proclaimation to the people of America, dated 20th of August, 1831, from which we extract the following summary of popery; in the most authentic form demonstrating, that the dragon has set up the beast in this republic, and given him “his power, and his seat, and great authority," and that the American world are wondering after the beast. Rev. xii. 2, 4.-Protestant.
'Fifty years ago, there was not a diocess, a bishop, a seminary, nor a convent of the catholic church in our union. Now there is a perfect province, with its regular, hierarchy, consisting of the archbishop, with seven sufragan bishops, and two co-adjutors, besides two exempt diocesses and their bishops, giving an aggregate of twelve of the Episcopal body with their secular clergy; two universities, and five or six seminaries, a province of Jesuits, with a university and noviciate, and two or three colleges; an establishment of Sulpicians, with a university and college and seminary; a province of Domincian friars, with their professed house and college and noviciate; two or three establishments of Lazarists, with their colleges and seminaries and schools: an establishment of Augus