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getting half so much salary as other say all this indeed, but such words do English people in India, and did not not satisfy the stomach.' give money away thus. They came I could make no impression on him, to instruct men's minds, and not to and we all retired to the boat, griergive them an easy way of getting their ing about the hardness of men's food.
hearts. « « Then,' said he, 'I shall never “ Wednesday.-In the night I was become a Christian. If my condition taken with fever, and all to-day I is not to be made better, why leave could not leave the boat. Chand and my own religion
Madhob went out to preach at three **• Why?' I replied, because you different places, and came home quite will get a new heart, gain God's fa happy. I tried to be happy too, but I vour, and at last live with Him for could not, for I was not able to get up ever.
and say anything about the holy "Oh, yes,' said he, 'you Christians Jesus, my Saviour."
Prince Christian of Augustenburg: the second
event is the laying, successfully up to thWE write this month, for the first time for time we write, of the new cable for the Atlantic · years, under a Tory Government. The re Telegraph. To the newly-married capie pe signation of Lord Russell's Ministry, which wish all happiness; to the Great Eastern asil was erpected when we wrote last month, soon her precious charge we cordially and earnestly became an actual fact; and now, not only wish the most complete success. have Lord Derby, Mr. Disraeli, and the rest, received their appointments from the Queen,
DOMESTIC. they have also been re-elected by their constituents, so that the Government is com Shipley, YORKSHIRE.-Services of a pletely in their hands. The question of deeply
deeply interesting character bave been bels course is, What will they do with it? It is in connection with the opening of the De fortunate for them that they have six months Baptist Chapel at Shipley, the foundatioto consider what shall be their answer to that stone of which was laid on the 21st of question, for it is expected that Parliament January, by Thomas Aked, Esq. In the will be almost immediately prorogued. We morning of June 6th, a large congregation must wait till February to see what we shall | assembled, and the service began with a see !
singing of a hymn, and prayer by the less Meantime, if we are to have a Tory Ministry | R. Green, who was the minister at the old at all, it is gratifying that the Foreign Office | chapel, but who is now to take charge of the has been given to so able an administrator church and congregation at the new and politician as Lord Stanley. The con The Scriptures were read, and the dedicata tinental war progresses rapidly, and what will prayer offered, by the Rev. S. G. Green, B. be its issue no one can tell. Prussia, armed president of Rawdon College, and the same with the needle-gun, has hitherto carried all which followed was preached by the Rus before her; and by this time her armies are H. S. Brown, of Liverpool. At one och probably in or near Vienna, Venetia, too, bas a sumptuous repast, the gift of friends, 10 been ceded by the Austrians to France. It is of served in the schoolroom, and a large DUDUK little use to venture on predictions, which sat down at the tables. In the aiternoon would probably all be falsified by the time public ineeting was held, presided ovit these pages appear.
Richard Harris, Esq., of Leicester. 1 During the past month, two events have oc- | the meeting there was a tea, and is curred, one of domestic interest, the other of | evening a public service, the preacher bere world-wide importance. The first event is the Rev. J. Aldis, of Reading. On Lord the marriage of the Princess Helena (the day, June 10th, the Rev. J. T. Brow: third daughter of her Majesty the Queen) to Northam stvu, preached morning and event
ed the Rev. F. Greaves, Wesleyan minister preached, that in the morning by the Rev.
Bradford, in the afternoon. On Friday R. Caven, B.A., of East-street Chapel, Southsening, June 15th, the Rev. R. Balgarnie, | ampton ; that in the evening by the Rev. H. urgational minister of Scarborough, H. Carlisle, LL.B., of Above-bar Chapel,
bed. On Lord's-day, June 17th, the Southampton. On the Tuesday, a public Int: 7. R. Holmes, of Rawdon, preached in the tea-meeting was held, and was largely at
Thing; the Rev. E. Parker, of Farsley, in tended. After tea, W. B. Randall, Esq., J.P., 'n sternoon; and the Rev. H. Dowson, of was called to the chair; and, after prayer by bitird, in the evening. On Tuesday the Rev, JWalters, and a statement of the wing, June 19th, the Rev. J. P. Chown, circumstances which had led to the settle
Bradford, preached. On Lord's-day, ment by Mr. W. F. Mayoss, interesting ad12th, the Rev. J. Acworth, LL.D., of dresses were delivered by the Revs. T. Morris.
borough, preached morning and evening, of Whitchurch; R. Caven, B.A., of Southal in the afternoon a sermon was preached bampton; S. March, of Southamton ; J. B.
Eldren and young people, by the Rev. R. Burt, of Beaulieu ; W. C. Jones, of Lymingfrom Collections, gifts, and promises ton ; J. R, Jenkins, of Rayleigh; and Č. Éring the opening services amounted to Williams, of Southampton. Letters of apology
75. 104. "The cost of the chapel will be were read from the Revs. H. H. Carlisle, Buat £6,000.
LL.B., of Southampton; E. G. Gange, of DXCHURCH, WARWICKSHIRE.-On the
Portsmouth; J. H. Cooke, of Southsea ; c. and Ilth of June, exceedingly interesting
Chambers, of Romsey; J. T. Collier, of i animated services were held here. On
Downton; J. Collins, and T. Sissons, of tes Sunday two excellent sermons were
Southampton. All the above services were preached on the occasion of re-opening the
largely attended, and were deeply interesting Baptist Tabernacle, after alterations and en and impressive. largement, in the morning by the Rev. G. New SWINDON.-On the 3rd ult., the Eden, Theological Tutor of the Metropolitan Rev. J. M. Murphy, who has accepted the
abernacle College; and in the evening by pastorate of the Baptist Church, New Swinche Rev. T. Bentley, of Coventry. On the don, was publicly ordained in the presence of Maday, commencing at two o'clock, a recog a large congregation. The duties of president 2.7 service was held in connection with the were performed by the Rev. G. Pilgrem, who, attie-ment of Mr. J.J. Dalton, as pastor of having read appropriate passages of Scrip
cburch. Mr. Bentley opened the pro ture, called upon Mr. W. B. Wearing to stdings with singing and prayer. The Rev. make a statement on behalf of the church. II. Angus, of Rugby, asked the usual ques Mr. Wearing having detailed the past history
21 of the church and pastor. Mr. Josiah of the church, and Mr. Murphy baving rebryst, one of the deacons, stated the circum lated his Christian experience, &c., the Rev. Faures which resulted in the unanimous H. Gilmore offered the ordination prayer. Iritation of Mr. Dalton to the pastorate. Mr. The Rev. G. Rogers delivered the charge to ulton gave a brief statement of his Christian the newly-ordained minister. The service predce and call to the ministry. Mr. was concluded by the Rev. R. Breeze, the Annus then read a portion of Scripture and former pastor of the church. The evening
red a prayer of dedication. Mr. Rogers meeting was presided over by Mr. Murphy. 2a Fe the charge to the minister. Mr. Davies, The Rev. J. J. Brown spoke on the nature
Coventry. addressed the congregation. of a Christian church. The Rev. W. Barnes kwa after five o'clock about 300 sat down to also addressed the mecting, and the Rev. J. ima in the Tabernacle, which was tastefully C. Whittaker made a few remarks on the stranged. An evening meeting was held, claims of the world upon the church. The prasided over by Wm. Franklin, Esq., of chairman having related some interesting cventry, to which many present were unable experiences of Sunday and ragged schools,
in admittance. The speakers were the the Rev. H. Perkins spoke on the claims of here. R. Low, of Wolston; T. Coop, of the young upon the church. The Rev. W. Southam; W. B. Davies, and 'T. Bentley, of H. S. Page, and the Rev. F. Pearce also adLeventry; G. Rogers, of London ; and H. | dressed the meeting. AEZUS, of Rugby; Messrs. Wakelin, Lloyd, ZION CHAPEL, CAMBRIDGE.-Interesting 30d Taylor. The proceeds of the tea and col services were held in the above place of artits amounted to about £30.
worship on Wednesday, June 27th, for the Exinx CHAPEL, SHIRLEY, South purpose of publicly recognising the Rev. J. LEITUN.-Services in connection with the P. Campbell (late of Shetfield) as pastor of the Tegnition of the Rev. William Heaton as church and congregation meeting there. In 1etor of the church and congregation as the afternoon, a ten-meeting was held in the subling in the above chapel, were held on schoolroom, and in the evening a public meetuday, the 8th ult., and on the following ing in the chapel. The chair was occupied
day. On the Sunday, two sermons were 1 during the greater part of the evening by
the Rev. W. Robinson. Mr. Johnson, a deacon of the church, made a brief statement as to the way by which the people had been led to invite Mr. Campbell to the pastorate. Mr. Campbell offered a comprehensive statement of his religious views and sentiments. Mr. Campbell's former tutor (the Rev. T. T. Gough, of Clipstone) then dwelt with much force and clearness upon the advantages of congregations of Christians possessing the right and power to select their own ministers, and bore testimony (derived from a long and intimate acquaintance) to the Christian character and ministerial ability of Mr. Campbell. W. Bearn, Esq., of Wellingborough, an old friend and former deacon of Mr. Campbell's, fully corroborated
dence borne by the previous speakers to the capabilities and worth of the new pastor. The Rev. Messrs. Wisbey, Wells, Pung, and Bennett, by short and effective speeches, added greatly to the interest of the meeting.
WESTON-BY-WEEDON.-The congregation at the Baptist Chapel, Weston-by-Weedon, Northamptonshire, have lately promoted their own comfort in public worship by considerable extension and improvement at a cost of £570. Reopening services were held June 20th, when a sermon was delivered by the Rev. J. Mursell, of Kettering. In the afternoon a public tea-meeting was held, at which 270 persons were accommodated. A public meeting succeeded, at which, after devotional services conducted by Rev. E. J. Eden, of Bloxham, Rev. J. Nicholson, of Banbury, and Rev. W. Hedge, of Helmdon, the Rev. J. T. Brown, of Northampton, took the chair, and congratulatory speeches were delivered by the chairman ; Rev. T. Chamberlain, of Pattishall ; Rev. R. E. Bradfield, of Rushden; Rev. J. P. Haddy, of Ravensthorpe; and Rev. J. Mursell. The Rev. J. Lea, the new pastor of the place, stated that towards the expense £350 had been privately contributed by the congregation while the work was in progress. Towards the deficiency £40 was generously given at these servines. There was a large gathering of friends of the good cause, and the services, which were crowded all through, were refreshing and encouraging.
PACKINGTON, ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCH.-In the village of Packington, situated about one mile from Ashby-de-la-Zouch, the Baptists have had a place of worship since 1762. A new chapel was built in 1832, and this year it has been altered, improved, and beautified, at the cost of over 1300. The chapel was reopened on Tuesday, July 3rd, by the Rev. Isaac Preston, of Cherham (who also preached on the following Sunday), and by ihe Rev. Thomas Goadby, B.A., of London. The
collections on the Tuesday amounted to 457 8s. 6d. and on the Sunday to £33 13s., making a total of £91 ls. 6d., which total was afterwards made up to £96. Last year a bazaar was held for the purpose of restoring the chapel, which realized £136 23. 60.; and the church, which is a part of the Ashby and Packington church and under the care of the Rev. C. Clarke, B.A., determines next year to raise the remainder of the debt by another bazaar.
SPALDING. — The General Baptists of Spalding celebrated the opening of their new Sabbath-school on the 7th June by a series of services, commencing at an early hour in the morning with a prayer meeting in the school room under the leadership of the Rev. J.C. Jones. The Rev. J. P. Chown, of Bradford, preached at threo o'clock in the afternoon 8 very eloquent sermon to a large congregation in the chapel adjoining, selecting his text fruta Rev. xxii. 8. At tive o'clock a public tea was held in the new schoolroom; and after tea Mr. Chown gave a discourse from 2 Cor. ix. 15. On the following Sunday two sermons were preached by the Rev. C. Clark, of Maze Pond, London; and on the Monday there was a public tea-meeting, followed by addresses from ministers and friends. From the committee's report the building and site appears to have cost £1,209, of which grim £821 9s. 6d. is already paid off.
MINISTERIAL CHANGES. - Mr. J. S. Thornton, B.A., of Bristol College, has accepted a unanimous invitation to the pastorate of the Baptist church, Boxmout, Herts.-Mr. W. H. J. Page, of the Metri) politan Tabernacle College, has accepted a invitation from the church and congregation, Castle-street, Calne, Wilts. The Rev. Jobs Stent has been compelled by domestic c66siderations to resign the pasterate of the church at Norlands Chapel, Notting Hill, London.—The Rev. T. H. Holyoak, late of Glasgow, and formerly of Bristol College, bas accepted the cordial invitation to the pastorais of the church at Olney, Bucks.-The Rer. B. J. Evans, of Langley, Essex, has accepted a unanimous invitation to the pastorate of the church at Great Shelford, Cambridge.The Rev. D. T. Phillips (late of Llantail Major), has accepted the unanimous vitation of the Baptist church at the Pitbay, Bristol.- The Rev. W. Lloyd has resigned the pastorate of the Baptist church at Burton Mills, Suffolk, having accepted the pastorale of the church at Botesdale in the same county.- The Rev. G.Wyen, jun. of Reading, has accepted the very cordial and unanimous invitation to the pastorate of the church of St. John's Hill, Shrewsbury, and has entered upon his stated labours there with cacouraging prospects of success.
* Dailt upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being
the chief corner-stone."
" THE LOVE OF MONEY."
BY THE REV. H, STOWELL BROWN.
1 Tim. vi. 9–11. PERHAPS it may be thought that a man like Paul, whose one great object in life was to preach the Gospel, who lived when commerce was in its infancy, and who was no political economist, is not worth listening to when he speaks on such a subject as this. Still, he was a man of very sound sense ; die went about amongst people who were probably as keenly intent upon gain as we are ourselves; he was a very accurate observer, his speeches and writings testify to his intimate knowledge of the human heart. Perhaps, then, we may accept him as an authority upon the religious aspects of this subject, and these are what he notices in the text. And, to show that Paal was no fanatic on this matter-the love of money-I would remind so that instead of trying to dissuade men from industrial pursuits, Paul tells them to be “not slothful in business ;" he commands them
work, and to provide things honest in the sight of all men ;" he expresses his desire that his Christian friends “may always have all
cfficiency in all things, that they may abound unto every good work.” All through his writings there is the fine, sensible, healthy tone of a man who approves, advocates, and enjoins industry and diligence, and wishes to see all men in the possession and enjoyment of that moderate beasure of worldly good which philosophy as well as religion has ever probrunced better than poverty on the one hand, than immense riches on the Wher. This is not a dissatisfied, disappointed man, railing at riches because ja cannot himself acquire them, and denouncing rich men as in every way bad; I am sure that you find nothing of this sort in Paul ; on the contrary, you find him rejoicing with those who have riches, if they use them aright. According to him, godliness is not poverty here and plenty hereafter; it is that which has “the promise of the life that now is, as well as of that which is to come.”
In this text Paul speaks of the love of money, first in its general effects, and then in its influence upon Christians.
The more general statement is as follows :" But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition ; for the love of money is the root of all evil.”
Paul speaks not of the rich, but of those that will be rich. Those who actually are rich have their own besetting sins to guard against, their own duties to fulfil. Those that are rich may not be covetous, may not be under the influence of any fererish excitement with regard to gain, may be contented men, generous men. In fact, we are not now concerned with them at all, excepting in so far as, though already rich, they desire and endeavour to become richer. Paul is speaking of those who, whatever their condition, will be rich, are determined to be rich. He is speaking of those who may be extremely poor, but whose all-consuming desire is to become rich. These, he says, "fall into temptation and asnare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.” Slightly varying the order of these clauses, the apostle describes those who will be rich by the feelings of their hearts,—“ many foolish and hurtful lusts;" by the dangers to which those feelings expose them, “ temptation and a snare ;" and by the results which often ensue,"destrue tion and perdition.”
The beginning of the evil is in the heart. “They that will be rich fall into many foolish and hurtful lusts." The desire, the most intense desire, to become rich, is generally thought to be anything but foolish ; on the collo trary, a man is supposed by such a desire to show his good sense ; and that a man does show his good sense by desiring to secure himself and his family from poverty, and to attain a position of comfort and independence, must be admitted. But when the desire goes far beyond that; when, with every augmentation of wealth, the desire grows ever larger; when the amount realized, however great, is regarded with dissatisfaction ; when the mati desires, as the height of human bliss, the prospect of dying worth so many hundreds of thousands of pounds—I think you will admit that this is a foolish lust, so foolish as to be scarcely distinguishable from madness. And along with this foolish lust there is often another, just as foolish,—the love of ostentation, the ridiculous aping of aristocratic style, the foolish notion that money spent in material magnificence can make up for that lack of intelli, gence and refinement which is often so painfully obvious. If the lusts which accompany the intense desire for wealth were only foolish, they might perhati be passed by almost without notice. But they are hurtful as well as foolish. Envy is one of the passions which the love of money, whether gratified of not, is pretty sure to call forth ; the less successful man ever envying the more successful ; and the misery which men suffer in this form is greater than can be described, Pride is another hurtful lust which is often