CHRISTMAS MARKET. •VTOTICE IS HEBEBY GIVE;?, that the Christmas J_M Market will bo held on Thursday, the 24ih inst, and that there will by no Market held ou.Saturday, the 26th inst. BY ORDER OF THE MAYOR.
HAVERFORDWEST PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held at the Shire Hall, on Thurs" dly,bcD'le Sujnm-r* Harford, Esq., (Mayo:); T. Rule 0 ien, Esq., and J W. Phillips, E-q. REMOVING NIGHT SOIJ, CUBING PROHIBITED HOURS. William Morg n was charged with removing night soil chmng prolib.ted h >urs on thy 27th of November. The defendant was fi-.cd 6d and costs. Mr J. W. Phillips: It is well that it should go forth to the public that if this sort of thing continues during lie next summer, when t.he weather is hot, the Bench Wiil be obliged to increase the fine, DRUNKENNESS AND RIOTOUS CONDUCT. George Ihillips was charged with drunkenness and riotous conduct in the Meat Mniket on the 5th instant. The Bench fine! the defendant 10s and costs, amount- ing altogether to IDs 3d. ASSAULT ON A WiFE. John Wright, tinker, of Merlin's Hill, was charged -with assaulting his wife, Mary Wright, on the 2Sth of November. Tffe defendant pleaded guilty. Mr W. John, surgeon, deposed that about twelve o'clock on the night of tbe nth of November he was called to see Mary Wright, and found her very much cut and bfuised. Her face and .head were severely cut, and her arms were bruised and swollen. The Lencn committed the defendant to prison for two months, and ordered him to pay the costs, and in default of payment of coats, to be further imprisuned for a month. APPLICATION FOR A LICENCE. Mr J. C. James applied for an alehouse licence on behalf of Bliss Jane Hood Butler, who occupied a house in Dew Srrce', of which Mr na fo d was the owner. [The Aj;,yor intimated that he should take no part in the proceedings connected wi-h this application.] Mr 0 fen stated that he was of opinion that there were sufficient public houses in that locality, and opposed the granting of the application. Mr J. W. Phillips suggested that the application should be made on another occasion, when there might possibly be a larger number of magistrates present. It was then arranged that the unial notices should be given, and that the application should be made at the sessions to be held that day month. SUICIDE AT THE ROSS, RUDBAXTON. An inquest was held on the 8th instant, at Three Corner Piece, near this town, before the Coroner, W. V. James, Eoq, on the body of Mary Davies, aged 63, who had committed suicide by hanging herself in her own house on the 7th instant. Levi Williams deprsed I live at Green Plain. I knew the deceased: she lived at the Ross. Yesterday seminar, about ten o'clock, I f-rand deceased in her house, hanging by a silk handkerchief fastened to a stick resting on one side on her bed and on the other side on a shelf. Her feet were on a stool: she was quite dead. I cut her down afterwards in the presence of the police. The door was shut and bolted. I went there because no answer could be obtained. The Sunday week before I saw her last alive. She seemed distressed about her house: she had beard it was let over her head, and she fib )uld go to the Union. Elizabeth Lewis, of the RoSSj deposed I saw the deceased l:UL Saturday evening, about sunset, in bed. I did not see her face I did not notice anything unusual. James Williams, residing near the Iiell, -deposed I have known the deceased for thirty years. This day week she was at my house. She was in great trouble Jest her allowance should be stopped, and she had heard she was to go from the RSss. She seemed queer some- how I did not know what to mike of her. The jury returned a verdict that the deceased commit- ted suicide whilst labouring under temporary insmity. HAVKRFORDWEST CHRISTMAS MARKET.—Notice was given on Tuesday that the Christmas Market will be held on Thursday, the 24th instant, and that no market will he held on Saturday, the 2nih infant. VAGRANCY.—At the Shire HaH on Saturday, William Hbjmes and Frederick Price were brought up in custody before O. E. Davies, Esq, and charged with brs/ging P C. John W111 i a ri s pr aed the offence, and the prisoners were each committed for ten days. THE PEMBROKE BOROUGHS.—The return of Mr Mey lick for these boroughs has been petitioned against by a Mr Hughes, of Pembrcke-dock. The Judges selected to try the p> tit ions, the total number of which is 54, have not fixed any time for commencing this duty, but it i> an ticipnted that the petitions will be set down for hearing Soon atter Chriitwias. HAVERFORDWEST AND PEMBROKESHIRE INFIRMARY.— An entertainment will he given at the Shire Hall on the evenings of Thursday and Friday next by the Amateurs of her Majesty's ship Revenge, The entertainments will be under the pa'ronago of Admiral Stokes, and one-halt The proceeds wtli he applil.¡j in aid of the funds of the Infirmary in this town. Tickets of admission may be of Mrs Potter, High-street. HAVERFORDWEST FREEMEN.—The Mayor will hold a Court tor the admission of freemen at the Shire Hall on Monday, the 21st instant. Tbe proceedings will commence at ten o'clock a.m. .FAIR.-The annual fair was held on Tuesday, and ( was well attended. Steers of good quafity were in request, but the demand for other descriptions was alack. There was an average supply of sheep, in which a slow business was dune at average rates. The pig fair will be held to-day. THE LATE INQUEST AT LAWRENNY.—We are requested to state 'hat at the inquest held at Lawrenny by the TWcity C'.ronr.r. J. C. James, Esq, on the body of William Thcmas Way, a seaman, who was found dead in a yacht near Lawrenny Ferry, the Coroner and the. Rev Ü. T H. Phillips, Vicar of Lawrenny, spoke in the higheet terms of the conduct of John Williams, a water- man, who gave evidence nt the inquiry. Williams discovered the body on b\ard the yacht, and his promp- titude in m-.king known the discovery, and obtaining assistance was greatly commended by the Coroner and Clergyman of the parish. TA"IŒIt'S CHARITY. — The annual meeting of the Trustees of this Charity w;s held at the Shire Hall on the 2nd instant. The rewards given to the most deserving pupils of the school were distributed as follows :—-James John, £ 2; William Evans, £ 1 John Bowen, zCl and John Lloyd, £1.. The clothes and caps for the scholars will be supplied in the ensuing year by Messrs White, and Harries and Evans, drapers; and the boots, bv Messrs Daniels (Sn'ipman's Lane); Da-ies (Merlin's Hiil); Daviee, (Merlin's Bridge); and Williams, (Mer- lin's iiill). ONen Phillips's bequest of 40s was given to William Thomas, Cartlett K lus.
T E N 13 FUNERAL OF THE L.,T. !1RS SlIŒm.E1" On Tuesday last the remains of ibis grea; bcneiactor to the poor ot Tenby, were intt-rredit: the Tenby Cemetery. The sho'ps were partially closed, and the window blinds town, through the town, as a mark of respect to the memory ol the deceased. One day this week a girl of about three years of rge the daughter of Mr B. Thomas, of the Brewery, Saul d dersfoot, fell down through a trapdoor in the malting loft to the floor below, a distance of some twelve or fourteen feet. Strange to relate, although the ch:ld fell on the side of hor head, the injuries she sustained were comparatively trivial.
TENBY CORPORATION. At a Special Meeting of the Town Council, on Mon- day last, present,—The Mayor (G. White, Esq); Alder- men Wells, Rees, Dyster, and Mascn Coun ill >rs W. Richards, J. Gregory, G. Hughes, G. Mends, W. W. itees, J. Qiiford, and R. Jenkins. Resolved,—That the report of the Market Committee be adopted, and that of the Quay Committee be ad- journed until the next meeting. Ordered,—That the new harbour office be built as soon as there is sufficient funds in hand. A memorial was received, signed by nearly all the householders in Croft terrace, requeuing an additional larnr; to be placed at the north end of that street. No formal order could be made, but it was understood that, at the next meeting, the request would be ac- ceded to. The Council then sat as a Board of Health, when it was ordered that the seal be affixed to the general dis- trict ra'e of one shilling in the pound. MrNoot, the late Collector, delivered up his books, after being passed by a Special Committee, according to whose rlPort a small balance was due to him. It resolved that another mseting be called for Monday, December 21st, to receive the reports of the Quay and South West Gateway Committees, and to take into consideration the question of placing an additional lamp on the Croft Terrace, and generally to order what could be done to improve the lighting of the town. The meeting then broke up. MILITARY FUNERAL -On Friday afternoon last the funeral of the unfortunate man, William Jenkins, who was accidentally drowned by falling over St. Catherine's Island, where he was employed, into the sea, took place in the Cemetery. The decea-ed being a member of the 1st Pembrokeshire Artillery Volunteers, it was determined by that corps to bury him with military honours, and from the fact that it was the first military funeral that had taken place in the town for at least halt a century. and also from the very great respect in which the unfor- tunate man was held, a large number of persons were pre-eut, estimated at nearly 800. The funeral was fixed tor three o'clock, and shortly after that hour the mourn- fill procession left the house in the following order:—Tbe firing party of 12 men, with arms reversed tbe fraud of the Volunteer Corps playing the "Dead March; the, coffin borne on the shoulders of his fellow-workmen, on which was placed the deceased's busby, side-arms and belts—volunteers acting as pallbearers: the relatives of the deceased the workmen in the employ of Mr George Thomas, (the contractor for the works); the rear being brought up by the remainder of the volunteers. The blinds of several of the houses along the route were drawn down, out of respect to the memory of the unfortunate man. At the Rectory the procession was met by the Rector, the Rev G. Huntington, who walked at the head in his surplice to the cemetery. In the chapel the psalm was read by the rector, and the lesson by the Rev J. Hearn Poppelwell, the rector officiating at the grave. Three volleys were then fired over the grave; the volun- teers were then re-formed, and headed hy their band, marched hack to the Armoury. The weather was very unfavourable, rain having fallen the whole day. WORKING MEN'S CLUB -On Friday evening the fir-t entertainment for the winter season took place at these rqoais, the chair being occupied by Colonel Hennell, ï he singers were,-Miss Emma Rolland, Miss Gibbs, Miss Stone, Mr W. Rogers, Mr C. Birkin, Mr J. 0; M. Stone, and Mr Pugh the readers,—Mr J. Thomas, Mr W. Adams, and Mr Maba. The singing of Miis E. R Hand, who made her first public appearance in her native town, was much admired, and loudly applauded, especially in the songs" I've always a welcome for thee," and The forsaken,' in both of which she got an encore. We hope this is not the last time we shall have the pleasure of hearing this young lady. MissGibbs presided at the piano-forte. TENACITY OF. LIFE IN THE OONGER EEL.-One day last week, whilst J. Hampson was hauling his cod lines, a conger eel about fifteen lbs. weight was on one of the houks. The head of the eel was cut off, and Hampson then proceeded to take the hook out of. the mouth, when the jaws closed on his thumb, biting through the nail and the front of the thumb, and holding with such force that a marlinspike had to be uscd to wrench the jaws open. ATTEMPTED HIGHWAY ROBBERY.—On Monday even- ing, about half-past B."e, a young man, a mason, was coming to Tenby from Gunifreston. When passing the gate leading up to the ruins of Scotsborough House, two men, having the appearance of tramps, sprung out and called upon him to stand and deliver." The young man, nothing daunted by tbeir appearance, dealt the foremost one a blow with the rtick of his hammer which he had in his hand, and knoeked him down. The other ruffian, fearing the same treatment, and no doubt deem- ing '"discretion the better part of valour immediately made off, and the intended victim pursued his way-into the town without further molestation. POLICE COURT, Mondav, December 7th, before G. White, Esq, (Mayor), and W. Rees, E-q.-George Grij- fths, fisherman, was charged by Police Constable Beynon with being drunk and riotous in the public streets at one a.m. on Sunday morning last. Fined os, with 2s 6d. costs, or seven days' imprisonment. Allowed a week to pay.
CORRESPONDENCE. We do not consider oursslvesrssponsible for the opinions and sentiments of our Correspondents SIR,—A "heavy pamphlet" is being freely circulated in this town, entitled "The Church in its Relation to the State an address from the Religious Society of Friends to their fellow countrymen." We have recently had an exhibition of the religion nnd Friendship of one of these religious Friends in the "Liberal Troupe" in Haver- ford. You have already noticed some of the extraordi- nary antics and sayings of to is "religious fric-nd" but this same religious friend uttered some speeches respect- ing his neigbbonrs of such a friendly and gentle nature that money could not purchase tbem, otherwise bis reli- sicus liberty might have been called into question. The above pamphlet emanates of course from the Quakers, and i- a stupid attack on the Establishment, and is marked by the intense conce;t, Pharaeaica! assumption, and offr'Cted bunlility characteristic of the sect For indivi- duals like the Quakers, who disobey Christ's command, and systematically live in contempt of his Holy Commu- nion, to pretend to speak of defects in the Church of England is the acme of conceit and impudence. A clerical correspondent of the John Bull has been favoured with one of these pamphlet?, and he sends to that paper the following plain spoken and racy reply to "Obadinh's epistle"■" The Engli h branch of Christ's Holy Catholic Church partakes donbtl ss of the imperfections which evpn God's work contracts by being trusted to the hands of fallible and sinful man. But for a band of unbaptised heretics and schismatics who live in systematic contempt of Curist's ordinances, setting at naught His explicit teachings and his plainest commands, to take npon them- selves to point. out. the Church's dofec'P, and to correct tbem, is a piece o( matchless conceit and effrontery, the most fitting reply to which is in the words of our blessed Saviour, Thou hypocrite, fir^t cast out the beam out of thine own eye, and thmshalt thou see clearly to cast out tbe moto out of tby brother's eye." Yours, &e. OBSERVER. "THE BOASTED PUHITY OF DISSENT." CAUTION TO rOOIt HONEST BAPTISTS AND INDEPENDENTS. SIR,—We have recently seen that Baptist and Inde- pendent preachers and leaders can act dishonestly: state what is untrue, and mislead the poor ppople, and there- fore we feel hound to make the fol!owing observations, and ask a few questions. On what principles can Mr Thomas Davies advocate foreign missions after his recent protest against a mnsiom ry church in Ireland, and especially when Mr Wm. Davies says ore ulways right ?" Can Baptists and Independents support missionary EX TtillliS without violating their own principle: where is the congregation CALLING AND CHOOSING A MINISTER? Many false statements have been made con- cerning the income of the Irish Church by Baptist and Independent preachers of this town, and throughout the kingdom. It would be to the credit of these persons if a certain Missionary Society had always been as honestly managed as the present Irish Church income. We have been favoured with the following from a Clergyman who was formerly au Independent Preacher: — "Let me just ask you if all the proceedings of your Missionary Society have been always conducted with the strictest purity ? Was there nevrr £ 20,009 co/fec/ed PRETEND t HE EDLY for missionary purposes, but ACTUALLY pocketed bli few Dissenting Te i chert and others, and never aco anted for to the public? Was not a Mr S a Dissenting IVatiutr, asked to come into the seciet," and told it would be thl making of him? But did he not, like ail bontai man, refuse to have anything to do with it? Really, Sir! X20,000 at one stroke is very fair. Now, if a few Clertjv. men had conspired to rob the public of a tithe of £:20,0(10, they would have been justly branded as the greatest rogue* nnd villains iu the world; but if it be done by a band of Di*sentins? teachers, they are still forsooth very PIOUS HOLY, disinterested men, and men of very leudtr conscience." OBSERVER. SIR,—I beg leave, through ycur paper, to express m) most cordial thanks to the ladies who presided at the stalls in the Bazaar for the restoration of Liysyfran Church, to the many liberal contributors, and to the other kind supporters who attended for the puipcsj of buying and assisting in the selling. The result (which will be found in another part of the paper) is beyond my most sanguine expectations, owing to the kind and almost lavish supply of articLs, tbe unflagging zsal and cheerfulnus;) of the sellers, and the liberality of the visitors. I assure all who have so heartily helped me in a per- plexing emergency that I shall have a deep sense of their goodness as long as I live. I am, Sir, yours faithfully, W. B. I HOSIAS. SIR,- YDU will oblige us by giving publicity to the annexed copy of a letter we have just received from the Postmaster General. It replies to a memorial we addressed to him in August last, requesting that the mails be conveyed by train between this place and Johnstone, instead of by the primitive mail cart as at present. This the Postmaster General has been enabled to arrange, and we are quite sure that the concession wiil be found a great bion by those in business, as well as the other inhabitants of Milford. By the present system, it is found impossible to answer letters per return of post, the interval between the arrival and depatch of mails being quite inadequate. Toe new arrangement will remedy this grievance, and we take the present opportunity of thanking those who joined us in memo- rialising head quarters, and informing them thai gur uuited efforts have been successful. Yours truly, For Messrs Watson, Wimshurst, & Co. JAS. B. TENNENT. Milford Haven, 7th Dec., 1868. [COPY.] General Post Office, 4th December, 1868. GENTLEMEN,—With reference to the memorial from yourselves and other inhabitants of Mili'ord Haven, which you forwarded on the 13th August last, I am directed by the Postmaster General, to inform you, that it has been found practicable to obtain the use of such train, run for ordinary purposes, on the branch line between Johnstone Station and Milford, as will be con- venient for the Mail service and that the measure will commence as soon as the necessary arrangements can be completed, at the latter end of next month. There is at present no train suitable for the con- veyance of the Down Night Mail from Johnstoire Station to Milford, and for this service, therefore, it will be necessary to continue the employment of a Mail Cart. I am, Gentlemen, Your obedient Servant, (Initialed) F. H. M. Messrs Watson, Wimshurst, & Co. SIR,—Possibly men's minds may be more dis- posed to weigh the question of Church Establish- ments candidly, now that the excitement and heart-burnings of Election contests are subsiding. I therefore submit the following letter to the consideration of your readers. I think t shall most properly commence by stating what is meant by Church Establishments. By that phrase, Church Establishment," I mean no more than a State Church. And if it is asked, what is a State Church ? I should say it is that company of Christians whose forms of creed and worship are adopted by a State or Civil Govern- ment, and which Church is therefore recognised and favoured and controlled by the State. It seems to me this is a ctefinition sufficiently exact to serve our present purpose. To confound Endowment and Establishment is a gross blunder which we must be carcful to avoid. It may suit the purposes of certain persons to mystify the public and themselves into such a view; but it is clearly wrong. By the endowment of one School, College, or Church, we know what is meant. It is simply the capitalizing of an annual subscription which a benevolent person may see fit to give to God and the Church, towards main- taining the service and worship of God, or the training of youth, &c, in some given Church or School. Suppose in a large kingdom, some thou- sands of likcmindcd benevolent persons, living in d fferent ages and the result of their benevolence would be a richly endowed Church, with Schools, Colleges, &c, thereto belonging. But this would not be necessarily, at once, an Established Church. However, we need not go far to look for illustra- tions of religious bodies, endowed, but not estab- lished. In this town there are about five such religious bodies, all reaping advantages from en- dowments. Let us begin at the Green Meeting, cr Albany Chapel—the oldest. That was endowed, I believe, to the extent of about X40 per year; but when the Chapel was rebuilt, an influential layman, profiting by past experience, and dread- ing the difficulty of ousting another Minister, if so large an independent income were left, managed to swamp some of the capital money in the new building, and reduced the income from endowment by about one half. Thus ensuring the greater pliableness and humility of the Minister, and making him more eminently than heretofore an Independent Preacher. Next in age, I believe, is the Tabernacle. This place is endowed with something near £50 per annum. I do not know whether any transmuta- tions have been practised upon its property. Then comes, perhaps, the Bethesda. I don't know that the Meeting House is in receipt of much endowment income; but I believe it is receiving some of that nature. The College, or Academy, is receiving a considerable income from endowment; and the Meeting House is plainly and evidently much aided by that fact, both directly and indi- rectly. It would not be far wrong now to regard the Meeting House, Bethesda, as a College Chapel: the Principal of the College is the chief Minister of the Bethesda: it is the place of worship of the Students, and there is the rostrum wbence they are encouraged to display their gifts eventually.. The Moravian Meeting House is also endowed not merely with a house for the Minister, but with other property also, and some of it left within our knowledge and memory. The Wesleyans have also property belonging to them in this town, besides their Meeting House, from which a portion of the Minister's income ar -es. Now, I suppose we need not be greatly a'arm jd at the conscientious scruples" of men who receive these pleasant little annuities from en- dowments, i. e., from annual subscriptions in per- petuity. I do not think I should feel called up H1, tor fear of wounding my Dissenting neighbour'^ <( weak conscience," or for the mere sake of peace and quietness, to give up my rent-charge, or lands, or annuities, which, as Incumbent of St. Mary's, >r St. Martin's, I should be receiving. I should not expect that even the Michaelmas goose of my Dissenting neighbour must of necessity disagree with him, and throw him into a bilious fever, just because his brother Churchman over the way had somewhat a larger share of income from endow- ment, and a smaller share from variable gifts in the shape of offerings, or fees at marriages, church- n^s, &c. And, mind you, the whole lay-element of these different bodies is responsible for this existing state of things. They are all parties, and guilty parties too, (if there be anything immoral or wicked in the principle of endowment,) in tbe use and perpetuating of these endowments. I have never heard that Mr. Miall, or any others of the New Lights, have addressed thrilling letters of expostulation to the so-called churches of this town, calling on them in the name of morality and truth, and of God himself, do away with this hateful and wicked source of worldly-gain and strength-(I beg pardon —weakness)—as wholly inconsistent with "all the principles of Christ's kingdom," who said, My kingdom is not of this world." Yet this is the sort of wordy fustian which is addressed to us of the Church, ad which we are expected to be crushed with. I confess, for my own part, I do not see how we are to draw the line—honestly and fairly—betwesn endowments of £ 20 a year and £ l,0C0 or between those that have been left twenty years, fifty years, and five hundred years. Is there any conceivable ground of reason why the longest title should be the worst of all ? To any impartial person, I am persuaded, it would appear easier to deal, equitably and fairly, with Dissenting than with Church en- dowments. And for this reason as one: that almost always the heir-at-law to the person leaving the Dissenting endowments may bl) found out and the property may thus revert to the family and kindred of the donor, who must be considered to have a better title in equity than any other. But in the case of the Church benefactor, this would be almost always impossible. Take it from the Church, and you, therefore, coolly, secu- larize it. It has been for years the line of Dissenting advocates to assume their own exclusive posses- sion and exercise of the Voluntary principle. It is but reasonable, then, if they design to convert us to it by moral suasion "—one of their phrases -and not by Act of Parliament, which their present plan undoubtedly is, that they should commence, by giving us proof of the sincerity and strength of their own convictions on this sub- ject, i. e., by abandoning their endowments; quietly resigning such property as they possess into the hands of the State, to be used for pur- poses that such "filthy lucre" may be put to, without any breach of morality, any wounding of consciences, any offence to the Great Head of the Church. And I would say, that persons of our Church who have conscientiously persuaded themselves that the principle of endowments is absolutely and essentially bad, should consider whether they can fairly expect to he listened to patiently as advo- cates for disendowmcnt until they give us proof of the sincerity and strength of their convictions by resigning such incomes I as they receive fron endowments. This is called by men of the world ''backing your opinion,"—staking something upon it. z, There is no practical difficulty in the way of this test. Those gentlemen can write receipts for their rent-charges, and hand them over to their-parishioners, at the same time returning the money. They can allow their glebes to become the common pasturage of their parishioners' cattle, donkeys, and geese. And I believe these conces- sions would be duly used. It is childish to say, that you could not see the effect of this sacrifice, made by two or three per- sons, in parishes not contiguous. It was by single acts of self-denial, by many distinct examples of endowment, in times past, that the endowment system came to be what it is. The good effects that followed, in one case, promoted the adoption of a similar course else- where. And so the success of the abnegation of tithes and other endowments by one, two, or three Clergy may be conceived to have a like contagious effect, and to result in a general disendowment. But is there any reasonable man that can believe this plan could result in any great general good, supposing it to he done in this way, i.e., supposing it to be initiated by a voluntary martyrdom, and to be surrounded thus by the halo of such saint- like self-sacrifice? For my part, I believe the parishes in which this plan should be acted upon would be marked by a return towards barbarism. It would soon declare itself to be, not the high road of progress to the commonwealth of the parishes, but a back-lane by which the degraded inhabitants would slink away into the poverty, darkness, and crime of bygone ages. And I am very certain, that, robbed of this self-sacrifice and voluntary martyrdom, it would have no chance of better results. Brought about by an act of the Legislature, allowed to die out (as proposed) like an expiring lamp, no longer supplied with oil, and suffered to stink in the nostrils of the people, without that bright example of ministerial self- sacrifice to guide men back to the good way, I cannot conceive a better result; but a worse. And those Churchmen who assert, that situated as the Irish Church is, surrounded by, and face to face with, a foe that vastly outnumbers her, she would be wise to throw away her endowments, as, impediments to her advance, such had better apply their advice and illustrate its soundness nearer home, as I have suggested. Let them, because they are surrounded and baulked by Dissenters, in their English and Welsh parishes, give up their z, I endowments, and adopt the plan of living wholly upon the free will offerings of their parishioners, which will no doubt be very large, seeing that the Voluntary principle is extolled by so large a num- ber of them.. We know, however, something of the practical working of endowments; both in the Church and among Dissenters. We know that money may be made to do ser- vice for God and that it is not such a dreadfi thing, even when capitalized and secured in per- petuity under the form of endowments. But'what about establishments? What abou a State Church? How does that arise? seems to me the most natural and ensy thing j the world for a National or Eslablished Church be. It seems to me that, with a rule of faith practice like the Bible, there need not be any prise at this monstrosity. J g*In tie first place, we look at \inses f.he Old Testament: for before the day8 the temporal and spiritual authority were as proved by Melchizedec, both K,ng,a"g ht received tithes of Abraham-. A p to reme nber that this Mflchizedec is whose order Christ's Mi'1S' T f c me; and that this Abraham is the fa faithful of all nations-the representative man ill God's believing people—the common that one Catholic Church, without a mdvie