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Mairs; who said to him, “ Rev. Sir, minister, and zealously exerting I am informed that we were the himself in the promotion of Scripsubjects of your discourse last Sun- tural education, appeared on behalf day; what did we ever do to you, of his servant, ably, defending his that caused you to give the people conduct, providing the required such advice against us?' The Rev. bail, and powerfully impressing on Gentleman immediately replied, the magistrates the unscriptural
Yoù ruffian of the world, you im- proceedings of Hughes and his pudent puppy, how dare you speak party; all his exertions were, howto me? it is fitter for you to be at ever, unable to prevent his servant home walloping the pots than here.' being bound over to keep the peace, The priest then addressed the men, that is, to refrain from quoting a
How dare you walk with such a passage of Scripture to a wretched ruffian?' He then went before them man, who recommends from the on the road, and said, If you dare altar, to his poor deluded flock, the to speak one word about religion, I use of the pitch-fork, and the imwill bury you in the sink under mersion in a bog hole of those who . me. He (Mairs) told his reverence go into their villages or houses to that it was enough for him to tell talk to them about religion. his flock the Sunday before to Such is the state of things in Iredo that, and not go about doing it land at the present moment. No himself. The Priest said, “Will wonder Protestants quit that counyou speak to me about religion? if try, and emigrate to the wilds of you do l’I bury you in the sink.' Canada and America: no wonder Mairs replied that he had no objec- murders and massacres take place tion to speak about religion, if he when Popish priests hesitate not to (Mr. Hughes) liked. He asked recommend such deeds of violence him, was that the conduct pursued from their altars--no wonder, disby the apostles ? and quoted the tress, and misery, and licentiousivth. chapter of 1 Timothy 1—3. Mr. ness prevail when such perversions Hughes immediately rode off scold- of law and justice are sanctioned ing and abusing.
by magistrates at a public sessions. iv. 1, 2, which Mr. Hughes read The passage quoted was 1 Tim. Few persons indeed in this country
have any idea of the violence which before the magistrates with consi- the popish priests in Ireland occaderable trepidation. Some of the sionally exert, and of the countemagistrates thought there was no nance which they receive from many (very great offence in Mairs having who ought to be impartiak mainquoted a passage of Scripture; but tainers of the public peace. This the Chairman thought his conduct intolerent system however should highly culpable, that by so doing deeply impresson - British Chrishe had taken the law into his own tians the importance of supporting hands, whereas he ought to have those societies which promote summoned the Priest for the lan- Scriptural education. With such guage used in the ehapel. Consi- priests, and such magistrates, Rederable difficulty was however found formation and Preaching Societies in bringing the charge into any tan- can do little, but scriptural schools gible form, until at length the undermine the foundations on which Popish Priest, ať the urgent solici- Popery rests. We therefore grieve tation of his attorney, backed by to hear that the London Hibernian one of the magistrates, at length Society is in debt, and unable to consented to swear that the lan- comply with the numerous calls guage of Mairs, in quoting the which are made upon its funds, and Scripture to him, was calculated to we intreat our readers to exert make him, (the Priest) commit a themselves on behalf of this Instibreach of the peace, and the magis- tution, which we firmly believe to trates then ordered the accused to be the most efficient and the most find bail to keep the peace towards Mr. Hugbes.nl ! .
societies established for the welfare 31 The Rev. Mr. Stoney, who is an of Ireland.
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CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY.
NEW ZEALAND.-BROUGHTON'S SPRING.
We have been favored with some beg: I am not come for the things interesting intelligence from this of this life: I do not want earthly far-distant land, dated May 31, possessions :- no, but I feel my from which it appears, that the great sins: I want to confess them mission in that country is honoured to you, in 'order that they may not with a considerable degree of pros- gnaw as a worm in my breast. I perity. Arrangements are making told him, as to confessing his sins for the formation of a new settle- to me, that would be of no material ment, and a new line of road has service to him, as I was only a man been explored through the interior like himself; but that I could direct over the range of mountains which him where to go, and who to go to, divides the country, and by which in order to find relief. I told him the missionaries will be able to to go to Christ, and confess his sins avoid the swamps and rivers which to Him, and be earnest in prayer abound on the old road. In the for forgiveness, and that he would course of their journey they dis- then soon hear a voice within, speakcovered on the high ground a ing peace to his soul. I also en. fine spring of water, which afforded deavoured to point out the Gospel a seasonable refreshment to them plan of salvation to him in the and their native attendants. The simplest manner; and the poor felmissionaries distinguish this by low, I trust, felt a little relieved. the name of Broughton's SPRING, This is the first native I have seen in remembrance of one of their most under such strong convictions of sin. zealous and liberal friends and sup- May the Lord, in mercy, truly conporters in this country. The view vert him, and make him an heir of of the island from the summit of glory! this range, is represented as highly • The other person with him also interesting; the greater part of the seemed in a pleasing, inquiring state country appears as one continued of mind. He was highly figurative forest, while the small spots, cleared in bis manner of expressing himself. and cultivated by the missionaries He compared the state of his mind and the civilized natives, appear as to a field in which potatoes were gardens. We trust they will be planted; the young plants thereof found indeed gardens planted by making but little growth, but the the Lord, and that many souls may weeds growing luxuriantly. What,' there be brought to the knowledge said he, “is to be done with those of his truth.
weeds?' I told him, he must pull The following extracts from re- them up daily, and keep them uncent correspondence of the mission- der.-'Ah !' said he, will they aries, are highly encouraging:- never leave off to grow?' I said,
*As I was working to-day in our No; they will get weaker and blacksmith's shop, preparing some weaker ; but we shall never get iron for a plough, a chief from Máwi, altogether clear of them, until after a younger brother of Broughton, death•'-'Ah !' said he, sinful came into the shop, and said that thoughts and desires are continually he was come for the purpose of re- in motion within me, and thoughts vealing his thoughts to me. After of unbelief.'' I had done my work, he and another "Last evening the Kaikobi Chief Máwi Chief accompanied me into Atùa-haere (walking god) came, în the house, and entered into con- company with two young men, to versation. Broughton's brother said ; my house, to have some conversaI'am come to talk with you: I tion with me respecting the things wish to confess my sins. I am not of God. This is the chief who renow come to see if you will give ceived Ripi so kindly, when he first me so some tobacco or
a pipe : I went to that place. He said, "I am not come to look to any par- am come to know what 'I must do ticular person as a father, for you with the rubbish and filth that is are my father: I am not come to about 'my place and in 'my House.'
Having caught his figure, I said, Many applications have been made You must pray for strength from on in this quarter by natives around high to enable you to clear it away.' for instruction, and also for books “Yes,' said be, I wish to clear out and slates; though as yet they do my house, in order that the Holy not appear to understand the proSpirit may come and sit within it. priety of purchasing these things. I told him his desires were of the Schools are also in action at Kororight kind; but that in ourselves rarika, Púketóna, and elsewhere, we were weak and helpless; and formed by the natives: the Catethat without strength from above chisms are in constant use; and we could do nothing. I then re- the letters and figures are taught. peated some of the precious in- As an evidence of their importance, vitations and promises of the Gospel several young women have recently to him, and the poor old Chief lis- entered our families, possessing tened with great earnestness to the knowledge of these things beyond Word of Life. It was, indeed, a that of others who had been in the pleasing sight. The Chief seemed settlement for several months. These truly in earnest; and the two young young women formerly congregated men who were with him, being some at Kororarika for the worst purposes. of the young men who first came to Natives under instruction in the me twelve months ago, seemed to par- settlement are, men and boys, 71'; take of that joy which angels expe- women and girls, 4+; infant-school rience at the conversion of a sinner.' children, 19, Pi So earnestly are the natives ask- In conclusion we may well adopt ing after Divine knowledge, that, the observation of the Rev. Mr. during the last quarter, we have Brown at the close of this account: had very many people to visit us Imperfect as is the above sketch from different Tribes. Two special of this station, it contains enough parties have come all the way from to show that the missionaries bave Kaipára, a distance of sixty miles, abundant reason to view the past to hear for themselves what they with gratitude, the present with have heard from others. They were thankfulness, the future with hope. particularly attentive to what was They have had missionary trials to said to them on the subject of sal- contend with ; but they have had, vation, and seemed very much in at the same time, the strong support earnest to receive instruction. I of missionary promises. Although promised to pay them a visit the it may still be said of this people, first opportunity. One of our natives as a nation, that
darkness is now on a visit there.
The fields them, there are yet many encouragare, indeed, white unto the har- ing indications of the great things vest. The harvest is plenteous, but
which God has in store for them. the labourers are few.'
We may rank amongst these the • Broughton and his people are striking contrast between their forgoing on much as usual. Broughton mer turbulent and uncontrollable is still as energetic as ever, but now state, and their present Christian proceeds with more caution. At respectful demeanour; , the spirit first, he thought that surely every of inquiry that exists among them: one would become believers who their desire for instruction; the inquired after Divine truth ; but consistent walk and conversation of he has found so much hypocrisy the baptized natives ; and the and deception amongst them, that preaching by them, of the unsearchhe is now perhaps become almost able riches of Christ among their too cautions, The poor fellow is benighted countrymen. The great much sneered at by his countrymen; encouragement of the missionaries, but I trust the Lord will enable him however, is derived from the promto hold on his way.'
ise of Jehovah. His Word has 'I have been engaged, during the been proclaimed, and they know last quarter, in superintending the that it shall not return unto Him void. Native Boys' School at Paihia every The seeds of eternal life have been morning; in attending to my own widely scattered; and they 'know boys at their respective employ- that they will ultimately spring up ments during the day, and in, OC- and bear fruit, to the praise and glory casional, visits among the natives. of God.
Register of Events.
of another year.
The last month has not been marked by any very striking occurrencesattempts have in various quarters been made to resist the payment of the assessed taxes; and though the opposition in one instance called forth the offer of a reward from Government for the detection of the offenders, there still appear strong symptoms of indecision. The probability is, that the assessed taxes will be relinquished; but it is difficult to conjecture what substitute can be found for the deficiency thus occasioned in the revenue; while it is obvious that successful resistance in one instance affords encouragement to renewed opposition. The resistance to Church Rates is also becoming so general, that it is not very easy to say how the necessary expences attending public worship are to be defrayed. Voluntary contributions for such purposes are uncertain—and pew rents cannot be generally introduced into parish churches without some fresh epactment, even were their introduction advisable, which in some situations may admit of considerable doubt. Parliament however, having been further prorogued, 'no alteration can take place till the commencement
Don Carlos is asserting his right to the kingdom of Spain, in opposition to the claims of his neice, the infant Queen, and a contest is thus begun which will most probably lead to very painful results. Meanwhile, the war between Don Pedro and Don Miguel is not yet terminated ; and thus God is visiting Spain and Portugal, the two most subservient upholders of Popery, with his judgments. The state of things also in Ireland is very alarming ; while yet our government seem little apprehensive of the fearful consequences which their persisting in their present line of policy must, in all human probability, produce in that unhappy land. So urgent is the danger, that many Romanists as well as Protestants are seeking an asylum from the approaching conflict by emigrating beyond tbe Atlantic.
The power of Turkey is rapidly waning before the influence of Russia; and the position of Great Britain with respect to those countries reflects little credit on the political management of our administration. The affairs of Holland and Belgium remain much in the same state ; and though it has been announced for the hundreth time, that the disputed points are all but definitively arranged, such assertions appear to rest on a very slight foundation,
Meanwhile, the Lord rules and over-rules. Our eyes and our hearts should be directed to him--to him must we lift up our souls, and from him alone can we obtain wisdom, grace, and security, either for this world or another. Othat all would therefore strive with God in prayer, both for themselves and for their country ;-then our God will bless us, and cause the light of his countenance to shine upon us.
Notices and Acknowledgments. Received-B. C.S.-A Constant Reader.-J. S.-Lector PERPETUUS. --ALPHA.
HAMPDEN, on Clerical Magistrates, is inadmissible, In general we con ceive it advisable, that clergymen should decline the magisterial office; but we do not conceive there is any thing unlawful in such an appointment, and we know some instances where the acceptance of what, to most right-minded clergymen, is a very disagreeable employment, has been found highly beneficial, both in its temporal and spiritual effects.
We have read the observations of a Protestant of the nineteenth century, but are not aware that the publication of them would answer any good purpose.
Mr. Frere's Three Letters on the Prophecies, just published, arrived too late for review in our present volume.
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