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thought that it was in the line of past action, that while paying all the expenses of the sanctioned and approved by the Presbytery. alteration-some £300—and also two old This petition was cordially made by those debts, the one on the manse and the other who were to remain in St. Peter's, and by on the wall around the church, they would those who were to form the new congra- still have a balance in hand of from £20 to gation. As a session and congregation they £30. This announcement of the Treasurer's were unanimous. The building of the new was received with loud cheering. The subchurch and the payment of the debt on the ject of a new school-room was frequently old would require £6,500. Of this sum adverted to in the course of the evening, they had about £5,000, and he was hopeful and upwards of £20 was promised as a that the remaining £1,500 would be got commencement towards it. before and at the opening of the new church. LECTURE.— The Rev. J. A. Huie, M.A., The Presbytery granted the prayer of the of the English Presbyterian Church, memorial, and appointed a meeting to be Wooler, recently delivered a lecture in the held within Everton Valley Church on the Presbyterian Church, Manor Street, East 12th of June, to take the steps necessary India Road, London, on “The British for the formation of the congregation. It Poetry of the Present Century-Secular and was also agreed to take Mr. W. Gilliott, Sacred.” The lecturer traced the progress student in divinity, on trial for license at of poetical authorship in the period indithat meeting.
cated in a deeply interesting and masterly WHARTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.-A manner. He gave-part read and partly public tea-meeting was held in the school. recited-quotations from Scott, Macaulay, room at Wharton, on Saturday evening, May Mrs. Brown, Keble, Hood, Moore, Camp12th, in connection with the re-opening of bell, and others, in which he evinced the the church after extensive repairing and most perfect acquaintance with, and a beautifying that it has recently undergone. thorough appreciation of, the distinctive Tea being over, the Rev. John Gordon, characteristics of the respective authors. He M.A., presided, and made some encouraging then proceeded to notice the great impulse remarks, concluding as follows:-“I would given in the present age to religion by the feel myself wanting in my duty did I hymns of the Church, of which a number of not gratefully acknowledge, in this public well-selected specimens were given. way, the obligation we are under as a con- DEATH OF AN ENGLISII PRESBYTERIAN gregation to the public generally for their MINISTER.—Weregret to state that the Rev. kind and liberal aid. Few, certainly, and Alex. Anderson, minister of the English far between, have been the instances of an Presbyterian Church at Falstone, Northumopposite kind; all have been most kind and berland, died at the house of Mr. Steele, a generous. First and foremost, our thanks relative of his, at Cricklewood, near London, are due to R. Barbour, Esq., of Bolesworth, on Friday, April 27th. He was staying both for his sympathy and advice at the there on the occasion of his attending the commencement of our undertaking, and for annual meeting of the English Presbyterian his liberal grant of £50. And not less must Synod. He was very poorly for s«me time bewe remember with gratitude another generous fore he left home for London, though nothing friend of Wharton, John Stewart, Esq., of fatal was apprehended. A sense of duty, the Manchester, whose subscription is also £50. hope that the change would do him some Special thanks are also due to John Gordon good, and the wish to obtain the best Brown, Esq., of Liverpool, and to Hugh medical advice that could be had in the Matheson, Esq., of London, whose heart metropolis, combined in determining him, and hand are ever open, and from whom we though contrary to the advice of his friends, have received the liberal grants of £25 and to take so long a journey. The travelling £20. And many other names might be did not appear to injure him, and during the mentioned, both in our own neighbourhood first week of his stay in London he was able and elsewhere, from whom we have received to move about, though he felt very far from very substantial help. As a congregation well. Towards the beginning of the week we are also indebted to the labours of our following he felt himself turning weaker, Building Committees; especially are we and became anxious to return home. A indebted to Messrs. Clarke and Cooke for private compartment in the train had been their many services in this matter ; and to secured for him for Thursday evening. He, Mr. Thomas Horridge for his active over- however, turned much worse the night sight during the progress of the work.” The before, and early on the morning of Friday, Chairman then called for the Treasurer's as we have already announced, another report, which was given in by Mr. Cooke, journey was awaiting him. Every attention on behalf of himself and Mr. Clarke, which that medical skill and the solicitude of kind was found to be highly satisfactory. In friends with whom he was staying could the course of his address, Mr. Cooke said suggest was bestowed, but all was of no their funds were in such a prosperous state,' avail. Throughout Thursday he felt certain
of his approaching end, seemed to be long incumbency in Easter Ross, he mainthoroughly resigned, often expressed his tained a very high place in the estimation of confidence in his Saviour, and, there is every his parishioners, and of the whole of the reason to believe, has now gone to his districts around, as a pious and devoted reward. He died at the early age of thirty- minister and a man. While outspoken and two, after a brief, but laborious, able, and spirited in his bearing, of a judicious and useful ministry of six years. He was accomplished mind, he had the qualities respected and beloved by all who knew him, which attracted, and, it may be said, comand his loss will be deeply felt in the district pelled respect from all who came in contact in which he laboured, and also by a wide with him, from the most influential of the circle of friends. His remains were interred heritors of his parish down to the humblest in Kensal Green Cemetery on Tuesday. individual in it. He was eager on the side Besides his own relations, there were present of the Evangelical party in the Church of at the funeral the Rev. Dr. McCrie, the Scotland in all the controversies and Rev. William Dinwiddie, and the Rev. struggles that led to the Disruption, and Andrew Wilson.
at the “coming out” in ’43, none in the ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Not- Presbytery of Tain, where all the ministers TINGHAM.—The first quarterly tea-meeting came out, was more clear as to his course and in connection with this young congregation keen than Mr. Matheson. Of the principles was held some weeks ago in the school-room. of the Free Church he was all along a zealous Mr. Duncan D. Hepburn occupied the champion; and he would, in fact, have been chair, and in his opening address took a bold man, in any station, or with whatever occasion to remark on the steady progress pretensions, that would assail them in his the congregation has made since its com- presence. Withal he had much kindliness mencement two months ago. They had of heart, and his brother ministers throughreceived the greatest kindness and the best out the country, as well as all others coming wishes of the other Christian communities in contact with him, vied with each other in in the town, and it was their wish to main-esteeming him. Mr. Matheson continued tain this feeling and to assist in carrying on in the discharge of his duties until within the good work. Mr. Johnstone read the the last three years, when his failing strength financial statement, and congratulated the made it necessary that a colleague and sucmeeting that although th- Committee had cessor should be procured. been obliged to incur considerable expense accomplished to his satisfaction and that of in connection with the opening of the church, the congregation in the appointment of Mr. the balance owing to the Treasurer was so Macdonald. Mr. Matheson's eldest son is small, he was happy to say, that in view of the valued minister of the English Presa deficiency of income during the present byterian Church at Hampstead. year, a guarantee fund had just been started, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, CARDIFF.—A and had been liberally responded to. The meetins of this congregation was held on meeting was addressed by Mr. Christall, Tuesday evening, the 23rd April, to elect a Mr. Train, and others; and it was resolved minister. The Rev. James Paterson, of to commence a Sunday-school in connection Liverpool, presided, and moderated in the with the congregation as soon as possible. call. It was moved by Mr Lowe, seconded A vote of thanks was awarded to the Rev. by Mr. Walker, and unanimously agreed to, R. H. Arbuckle, who has been officiating that the Rev. John Fordyce, of Dunse, be during the month of March, and the meeting called. The members and adherents present warmly expressed its sense of his services signed the call. It was also unanimously and the interest he had taken in the con- resolved to offer a minimum stipend of £300 gregation.
a year, and a guarantee for that amount was Death of the Rev. Mr. Matheson, subscribed. The congregation are most KILMUIR-EASTER.- Another of the fathers hearty and united in giving this call. They of the Disruption in the North is removed. are also making great exertions to open their The Reverend Charles Ross Matheson, of new church in July next, clear of debt. It Kilmuir-Easter, died at the advanced age of is hoped their wishes may be gratified and eighty-one. He was for fifty-four years their earnest labours crowned with success. minister in that parish ; having been or. We possess an engraving of the new church, dained in 1812, as colleague and successor and we are bound to say that it will be not to his father, who was also for many years only an ornament to the town of Cardiff, but minister of Kilmuir, and was the successor one of the handsomest churches within the there of Mr. Porteous, a man whose name is bounds of the Synod. Some months ago still cherished in the North as one of its the foundation-stone was laid by John Baneminent worthies in the past. The minister nerman, Esq., and, in connection with the now deceased officiated for a short time after ceremony, Cornelius Lundie, Esq., of Carbeing licensed for the congregation of the diff, who has from the beginning given all Gaelic Church, Edinburgh. During his his influence to the cause, made a statement
concerning the rise and progress of the all listening with the deepe-i interest to the rovement, which gives evidence of much addresses of Dr. Hamilton and Mr. Mathievigour and wisdom in the pass, and large son, and seemingly resolved to do their promise of success in the future.
utmost to carry out the objects of the proCALEDONIAN ROAD, LONDON.--A meeting posed association. What makes the action of this congregation was held on the evening on the part of the Caledonian congregation of Wednesday, May 16th, for the purpose especially pleasir.g is the fact that they are of establishing a missionary association. about to erect a new place of worship, and After tea the chair was taken by the past or have contributed largely to that object. of the church (the Rev. W. Dinwiddie, ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, PRESLL.B.), who stated the object of the TON.– A meeting of the friends of the move. meeting, and advanced a number of reasons ment recently commenced in Preston for the why such an association should be formed. format on of a congregation in connection He was succeeded by Mr. James E. Mathie- with the Presbyterian Church in England, son and Dr. Hamilton, who delivered most was held in the hall of the Mechanics' Ininteresting and effective addresses on the stitution on the evening of the 26th ult. Mission in China. Messrs. G. Kenwick, J. After tea, of which some 290 partook, the S. Ness, R. R. Robertson, Alex. Whytt, D Rev. John Kelman, M.A., of the Free Campbell (office-bearer of the congregation), Curch, Dundonald, Scotland, who is at James Dinwiddie (Secretary of the Young present officiating there, took the chair, and Men's Society), and A. Young (Regent's expressed the interest which he felt in the Square), then made, in succession, short but prosperity and the encouraging prospects forcible speeches. In the course of the before them. The Rev. J. M. Ross, of evening it was formally and unanimously Manchester, delivered an able and encouagreed to establish a Missionary Society, and raging address, after which the following a working committee was appointed to make gentlemen spoke :-Messrs. Carson, Dick, the necessary arrangements. The meeting Crerar, Wilkinson, Bajison, and Johnston. was a most harmonious and delightful one, The cause is one of much promise.
Collections and Donatians.
£13 0 0
Free High Church, Kilmarnock, per Rev. HOME MISSION COLLECTION
2000 Cleator Moor, per Mr. A. R. Balfour . £1 0 0
St. Andrew's, Kilmarnock, per Rev Mr. Harrow Road, London, per Mr. T. M.
3 10 0 Mackay 6 4 10 Pathhead, per Mr. John Kay :
7 10 0 Chester, per Nr. A. Dickson
1 4 3
Free Abbey, Dunfermline, per Rev.
1 1 6
10 00 Wharton, per Mr. S. Clarke
0 16 0
Free North Church, Dunfermline, per St. George's, Sunderland, per Mr. J.
Rev. G. J. C. Duncan
2 0 0
Free St. Andrew's Church, Dunfermline, Thompson
7 12 6 Grosvenor Square, Manchester, Ladies'
per Rev, G. J. C. Duncan
1 2 6 Association, per Mrs. E. Fleming . 18 00 Pitcairngreen, per Mr. James Duncan 3 09
Free West Church, Perth, per Mr. Jas. DONATION
8 18 7
Free West Church, Thurso, per Mr. w. Thomas Matheson, Esq., Liverpool 50 0 0 Bremner
9 12 6
South Free Church, Blairgowrie, per Mr. COLLECTIONS IN SCOTLAND FOR
. 10 00 CHURCH EXTENSION.
Free Henderson Church, Kilmarnock, St. Leonard's, Perth, per Rev.John Milne 15 1 7 Reay, per Rev. D. Munro
per Rev. D. Landsbrough
4 0 0 First Free Church, Thurso, per Mr.
4 10 0 May bole, per Rev. James Moir
3 97 Galloway 11 10 0 Bower, per Rev. John Durran.
4 16 6 Alva, per Ár. A. Melville
2 17 0 Lybster, per Rev. J. Mackay Free North Churcb, Stirling, per Mr. J.
3 09 Latheron, per Rev. J. Mackay
2 2 3 Coubrough Free Middle Church, Perth, per Mr. A. B.
11 0 0 Free High Church, Elgin, per Rev. J. R.
5 0 0 8 Cambusnethan, per Rev. R. G. Millar
5 3 South Free Church, Elgin, per Rev. J. R.
6 0 0 Olrig, per Rev. A. Auld First Free Church, Blairgowrie, per Rev.
1 10 0 Lossiemouth, per Rev. G. J. C. Duncan: 3 12 John Baxter
Newton, Ayr, per Rev. J. Miller
3 100 Tullibody, per Rev. W.F Goldie
7.00 St. John's, Hamilton, per. Mr. T. Ander
1 10 0 North Bute, per Mr. R. McFie
20 00 1 4 0 Fraserburgh, per Mr. James Walker Selkirk, per Rev. G. J. C. Duncan
2 18 0 3 0 5 Wick, per Mr. W. Rae Hawick, per Rev. G. J. C. Duncan
8 10 0 6 15 8 Halkirk, per Rev. H. Fraser
5 1 0 Melrose, per Rev. Wm. Cousin
3 Watten, per Rev. Alexander Gunn. 46 Pultneytown, per Rev. Geo. Stevenson
7 00 4 7 0 Free North Church, Inrerness, per Rev. Wallacetown, Ayr, per Mr. Rowand 1 0 William Chalmers
5 0 0
2 10 0
Free East Church, Inverness, per Rev.
D. Davidson, Esq., Pultneytown (don.), William Chalmers . £4 0 0 per Mrs. Steve son
£1 0 0 Bon-Accord, Aberdeen, per Nr. James The Rr. Hon. John Blackie, Lord Provost Bryer
2 16 0 of Glasgow (don.), per Rev. Dr. Hamil. Greyfriars, Aberdeen, per Mr. Jas. Bryer i 100
10 0 0 John Knox's Church, Aberdeen, per Mr.
ROBERT LOCKAART, James Bryer 2 16 9
Treasurer. Free North Church, Aberdeen, per
1, Rumford Place, Liverpool. James Bryer .
2 2 1 Free -outh Church,' Aberdeen, per Mr.
FOREIGN MISSIONS. James Bryer .
15 17 3 Trinity Church, Aberdeen, per Mr. Jas.
Collections Bryer 30 0 0 Crookham
£2 8 0 Union Church, Aberdeen, per Mr. James
2 0 7 Workington Free West Church,' Aberdeen, per Mr.
Manchester, St. Andrew's:
31 0 James Bryer . . 18 14 0 Maidstone
2 Woodside Church, Aberdeen, per Mr.
15 6 5 James Bryer
0 6 11
Manchester, Grosvenor Square Ladies' 21 0 Huntly, per Mr. James Bryer.
7 0 6 0 0
London, Marylebone. Creich, per Rev. G. Aird .
0 15 0 0 0
Ditto, Harrow Road Irvine, per Mr. H. Alexander.
0 Juvenile AssociationsFullarton, per Mr. H. Alexander
2 0 0
Greenock, Sabbath Schools of late Dulziel, per Rev. D. Ogilvy
2 0 0
Mr. Thos. Fairrie, per Mr. Hugh Free East Church, Aberdeen, per Mr.
0 15 0 James Bryer :
7 12 9 Markinch, per Rev. James Macnab
4 12 8 Mariners' Free Church, Aberdeen, per
Manchester, Grosvenor Sq. Juvenile
25 0 Mr. James Bryer
0 10 3 Maryculter, per Mr. James Bryer :
Southampton, a few Sabbath Scholars
0 11 7 S 0 St. Andrew's United Presbyterian Church,
Donationspar Rev. Mr. Black
3 16 0 Turriff, Aberdeenshire, Mrs. Town. Collected by Miss E. Henderson, Thurso,
2 0 0 per Mr. J. W. Galloway 2 5 0 Edinburgh, Mrs. James
5 0 Collected by Niss H. Lemen, Aberdeen,
Dorking, Rev. E. D. Wickbam, per Mr. James Brver 0 5 8 Holmwood
1 0 0 Collected by Mr. Fi, lay Macrae, Åber:
Manchester, Mrs. Parlane, Stanley deen, per Mr. James Bryer . 096 Park.
50 0 0 Collected by a Friend, Aberdeen, per Mr. James Bryer :
MISSION BUILDINGS, CHINA. Collected by Mrs. A. Rennie, Aberdeen,
Donation per Mr. James Bryer
1 2 9 Collected by Mrs. Carnie, Pertb, per Rev.
Mr. D. Matheson, Holmwood, DorJohn Milne
£10 00 0 12 0 Collected by Miss Smith, Perth, per Rev.
INDIA MISSION. John Milpe
0 8 3 Mrs. Dr. Barclay, oid Kilpatrick (don.);
South Shields, St. John's Sabbath per Rev. W. Ballantyne
5 0 0
£1 0 0 John F. Jaffrey, Esq., Irvine (don.) 5
Manchester, Grosvenor Sq. Juvenile
20 0 John Henderson, Ésq , Kelso (don.)
5 0 0
Ditto. Grosvenor Square Ladies' AssoJames Redpath, Esq., Kelso (dop.), per
ciation for Female Orpban School. 10 00 Mr. J. Henderson
2 0 0
JAMES E. MATHIESON, Thomas Nelson, Esq., Edinburgh (don.),
Joint Treasurer. per Rev. Dr. Hamilton.
77, Lombard Street, E.C.
Biblical Commentary of the Book of Job. and sobered by study, the development of
Vol. I. By F. DELITZSCH, D.D. Edin- the subtle plot-the action of the sublime burgh: T. & T. Clark.
drama-is gradually advanced and made to
evolve fresh light and meaning and interWe hail the work of Dr. Delitzsch with est at every step. God's dealings with delight. It is a magnificent contribution the soul are explained and vindicated, and to a right understanding of the Book of the soul's strugglings under the dark disJob. As might be expected in work pensation of Providence are analysed and from the quarter whence it issues, it ex- | pursued with much sagacity and power. hibits profound and minute scholarship, The author identifies himself with the great psychological power, keen spiritual period in which the plot is laid; he has a discernment, and a most reverent spirit. clear perception of the influences at work Everything rests on the solid basis of -of the chief features of patriarchal lifelearning; and it is beautiful to see how, of the amount and character of religious under the hand of genius, sanctified by grace knowledge that was possessed before the
epoch of the Thora, and of the difficulties pulpit, Dr. Guthrie still preaches to a large which surrounded Job and his friends in multitude, and with admirable effect. their efforts to read the meaning of the May he be long spared to labour in the severe afflictions which brought them to- vineyard, and to sow the good seed by gether. On the whole, there is no com- many waters ! mentary on Job, accessible to the English Italy in some of its Political and Religious reader, so satisfactory in all points ; and
Aspects. An Essay. By ROBERT when we say this, we keep in view Mr.
MacEwEN, Esq. Manchester :
W. Davidson's excellent work, of which Dr.
Wilson. London: Nisbet & Co. Delitzsch expresses a high opinion. The new translation of the Book of Job is ex
This essay was written for and read ceedingly good, the poetical portion being before the Young Men's Society, Grosvenor given in couplets, which preserves some- Square, Manchester, and is the production thing of the original aroma.
of a thoughtful and accomplished mind.
In a small pamphlet of thirty-six pages, Biblical Commentary on the Books of Samuel. Mr. MacEwen contrives to give a summary
By Drs. Keil & Delitzsch. Edinburgh: of Italian history, from the rise of the T. & T. Clark.
Roman power to the unification of the
Italian States under Victor Immanuel. The names of the authors of this com- He has produced a multum in parvo. It mentary are a sufficient testimony to its requires a thorough knowledge of the subexcellence. Drs. Keil and Deltzsch, thanks to the Messrs. Clark, are now well known ject, in its principles and facts and issues, to Bible students in this country. This much into so limited å space, and Mr.
and much literary ability, to compress so new and joint production seems worthy of MacEwen shows himself to be possessed the high reputation they have gained. It of all the knowledge and ability requisite bears evidence on every page, not only of for the accomplishment of this, for his scholarship, but of the painstaking appli- essay is a most excellent and complete little cation of scholarship. It is critical enough work. to satisfy the most advanced student, address the continuity of the narrative,
He has preserved with much while, at the same time, it preserves the flow of the narrative and gives a flesh-and-showing the influence which one period
another, and the principles which blood character to the actors in the piece
were at work in the various grand epochs of history which it explains and
unfolds. through which the Italian race has passed. The commentary on the two Books of At the close of the essay we have a very Samuel are complete in one volume, and admirable account of the testimony borne those who wish to see the histories of by the Vaudois Church through ages of Samuel, Saul, and David treated in a better than put themselves in possession of in England, and many friends of his will critical and philosophical way, cannot do persecution. Mr. MacEwen is an old and
valued elder of our Presbyterian Church the work under notice.
see with pleasure that he is still employing The Parables read in the Light of the present benefit of those who are about him. Un.
his high gifts and attainments for the Day. By Thomas GUTHRIE, D.D. London : Alexander Strahan.
usually favoured is the Young Men's
Society that can command such talent as Readers of " Good Words" will be ac- that which this essay exhibits. quainted with the contents of this volume, and yet they, we should think, will be the Waymarks for the Guiding of Little Feet. first to welcome its appearance, and to
By the Rev. J. A. WALLACE. secure in a collected and portable form the A series of most excellent addresses to papers which delighted and instructed children by one who possesses in rare them from month to month in the pages measure the gifts that are necessary for of the Magazine. The parables are pecu- this branch of pastoral labour. The subliarly suited to Dr. Guthrie's manner of jects handled present great variety, all treatment, and in no previous volume has turning, however, on the one thing needhe exhibited a greater wealth of illustra- ful; and some of the addresses are marked tion, or brought religion more effectively by an exquisite adaptation to youthful into the domain of every-day life. The minds and imaginations. Mr. Wallace has great preacher's strength gives no sign of evidently prepared himself for these occaabatement. He is like a fountain whose sions with great care, and has sought not waters dry not, but only become the fuller simply to amuse, or even instruct, but to and sweeter through the lapse of time. draw out the minds of his young hearers, Some of the parables are handled in a very and to exercise them freely and intellifresh and powerful way, exhibiting a com- gently on “the things of the kingdom.” bination of breadth, beauty, and force, We cordially recommend his book both which few living writers, if any, could to heads of families, and to pastors of the equal. Though unable to occupy the flock of Christ.