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otwithstanding the defence of the Goernment. This is how it was done:We went to St. Triphon, to see what ould be done for our poor children. When we arrived in the village, we het many of our scholars, boys and irls, who began to clap hands as soon s they saw me, and to cry out, Here Mr. Jaulmes!' * After having shook ands with them, in presence of many en who were wondering what was the atter, I went to the house where I ad held the school. I was there soon urrounded by a great number of chil

dren, who came to see whether we
should have the school again. You can
scarcely conceive the desire which they
seemed all to have to receive new in-
structions. I have never, never seen
children so desirous of attending a
Sunday-school. I spoke to some fathers
and mothers, who told me that they
wished me to begin again. I have asked
them for a written declaration that it
is their desire to have their children
instructed by me; and they have pro-
mised to do what they can. When I
shall have that declaration signed by
heads of families, I shall have nothing
Do not for-
to fear, at least I hope so.
get us in your prayers."

Mr. Jaulmes is a Wesleyan Methodist issionary, in the Canton de Vaud.

Entelligence.

WHIT-MONDAY IN LONDON.-As in | Hackney Schools.
he country, so in London, this is a
reat festal day. This year, however,
here were serious doubts raised as to
he prudence of calling the children
rom their homes at the very time when
he forces of the Government were
irawn out, and posted all over London,
0 prevent the tumults of Chartism.
However, the parents did not object, the
children clung to their holiday, and the
eachers were all activity as usual. The

only processions allowed in the streets
that day, were troops of children march-
ing along, innocent, happy, and without
fear. Many were the wishes breathed
as these little marshalled forces passed
along, that the infidel Chartists of the
present day had had the privilege of
Sunday-school education; and had this
been the case, we should have no such
scenes as those now exhibiting, Sunday
after Sunday; for whatever political
feeling might do, the sanctity of the
Sabbath would be held inviolate. And
as it is, we believe these noble institu-
tions have been the instruments in the
hand of the Almighty of preserving our
beloved country in peace and tranquil-
lity.

THE CHILDREN'S PANIC. Dr. Alexander Fletcher was announced to address the children of the

At two o'clock they met; the chapel was crowded in every part; the aisles and windows were filled. All was attention while the minister gave out

"Children of Jerusalem;"

first verse of that beautiful hymn, when
and all were engaged in singing the
suddenly a loud shriek was heard; first
one, then another, till the whole body
of children were seen endeavouring to

escape from the pews, screaming and
It
crying in a most terrific manner.
was a fearful scene-so many little
what was the matter, but overcome
helpless, terrified ones, not knowing
with fear and dread, rushing over one
another in the aisle, and escaping by
the doors. Fortunately a few only were
hurt, and after ten minutes had elapsed,
and the teachers had done all in their
power to pacify the little multitude, the
this fright was the entrance of a poor
half-witted man, who insisted upon
preaching to the children, but was
prevented passing along the aisle by
some teachers, one of whom he singled
The
out as the object of his attack.
blow aimed did not take effect upon
the teacher; but some of the children
thinking that of course the Chartists
were forcing their way in to seize and

service was resumed. The cause of all

kill them, as they really believed, screamed out, and gave an alarm which might have been disastrous in its results.

The poor children were very unfortunate in another respect, for at the very time of quitting the chapel, a most tremendous storm came on, and lasted

for three hours, during which time the little ones, with their teachers, had to make their way by twos and three first to their respective schools to tea and then home, unprotected, and, most cases, drenched to the skin. Th day will be a memorable one.

Answers to Correspondents.

We, of that day, this will be a pleasing surprising testimony.]

C. P. Deal.-The "Text Book" is p lished in Dublin, and is a most valua companion. It may be had in Patern ter-row.

F. T., Southampton, and others. hear the Report of the Leeds Conference. will be published shortly.

Eliot, W.-The Auxiliaries have met before on several occasions with the Parent Committee on special business. The Union ought to be sustained in most vigorous operation; and while money is needed, and must be had, personal help and extended effort must be the claim of this noble Institution.

Edward Nicholson cannot attend, as he will see from the following arrangements, as announced: "The Conference Meeting of the Mem-joy bers of the Committees of the four London Auxiliaries, with the Committees of the Sunday-school Union, will be held in Silver-street School-room, Jewin-street, Aldersgate-street, on Wednesday evening, July 12th, at seven o'clock. Mr. W. H. WATSON in the Chair. Subject: The present State of the Sunday-schools in London, and the best means of improving and extending them.' We earnestly trust that all friends entitled to attend this important meeting will be present, and endeavour to preserve the practical character of the proceedings.

E. N. C.-It was a promise-give time. Inquirer.-Cardinal Borromeo was the founder of Sunday-schools at Milan.

Chartist Meetings.-Teacher is thanked. In the neighbourhood of Bethnal Green, on Sunday, the 4th of June, a teacher of a Bible-class of twenty young men connected with families of the working classes, had not one late or absent. [To those who know the fear, excitement, and curiosity that prevailed during the whole

Alternate Teaching.-F. and G., Bra ford, take a class between them eve other Sunday. They say they could teach every Sunday, because it would "too much." Too much! What, de friends, fatigue, trouble, enduraue Strive to conquer these difficulties, a learn that he only truly knows what

of teaching is who has the entire co trol and undivided affection of his class TRY.

""

E. B. There is no "Sunday-scho Union Insurance Society at 60, Patern ter-row. Why should there be? friend must use his discretion. We ca not guide him in this matter, except saying, that we do not regard Life Insu ance as a species of gambling.

A Superintendent says he has tried Min priss's system, and approves of it ver much, but wishes to know if it could no be reduced one-half in price. This is matter which we can give no opinion on we wish it could be reduced, but the a thor is the party who must say, "Yes,"

"No."

W. S. S. wishes our correspondent, W., of Nottingham," to explan a litt more fully, the plan be would recommend for the removal of children and teachers from one class to another, and we can only say that our pages are freely open. Received with thanks.—T. MoodyJames Alexander.

SEPARATE

SERVICES.

MR. MARTIN'S Lecture is now printed, and may be had of the Sunday-school Union or Messrs. Partridge and Oakey, for One Penny, or Ninepence per dozen. Each Superintendent ought to let every teacher have a copy of this valuable address; and our ministers especially should be supplied.

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THE EAGLE AND THE SERPENT.

E eagle is a bird of prey, called by the Hebrews the lacerator. om wing to wing this bird measures eight feet four inches, and om beak to tail, four feet seven inches. There are eleven sorts of gles. The eagle flies higher than any other bird; disowns its ung whose weakness of sight prevents its looking towards the n, and is of great courage. It has a very small eye, but a very ick sight, and it lives to a great age. Job's description of it is most beautiful :

"The rock is the place of his habitation;
He dwells on the crag, the place of strength,
Thence he pounces upon his prey,
And his eyes discern afar off."

In Deuteronomy xxxii. also,

"As the eagle stirreth up her nest;
Fluttereth over her young;
Expandeth her plumes; taketh them
Beareth them upon her wings,

So Jehovah alone did lead him."

Between the eagle, and the serpent, or dragon, there is a deadly mity; the eagle seeking to kill the serpent, and the serpent deoying all the eagle's eggs it can find. So terrified is the serpent, at hearing the noise of the eagle in the air, it speeds to its den d there hides itself. NEW SERIES.]

[AUGUST, 1848.

I

THE LONDON CONFERENCE.

THE Sunday-school Union has held meetings of this character before; they are always useful, often most necessary, and at this time there was an urgent call for some such gathering of the Sunday school teachers of the metropolis. July is not a good month, but July is better than waiting till October; one meeting now will pave the way for another then, for depend upon it, the work to be done if wisely commenced, will require meeting upon meeting before can be accomplished. The four London Auxiliaries were entitle to send up all their members, and these members number 710 each being the representative of a Sunday-school in Union. Hene the very best and most able men were present, or entitled so to be It would have been well if all had been there. There were pre sent 159 members, 710 having been summoned :

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In addition to this, there were present 30 members of Com mittee out of 41. There are 330 schools in connexion with London Auxiliaries and their Branches, for whose representative 710 notices would be required. We are not prepared to say wha number of schools were represented in the Conference, but we thin not a large number.

The proceedings of the first evening hardly affords a fair op portunity of judging the feeling of the Conference or the plans the Committee.

We presume the first object was to lay down an aggregate state ment of the necessities of the Districts, and then to take up the various points and provide for the wants thus indicated. Four Reports presented by the Auxiliaries, furnished the data, and gave ample scope in right hands for vigorous planning and onward more ment. We will give the statistics thus presented in order; they are very important, and may be relied on.

The speakers are limited to ten minutes. This is a brief oppor tunity, but it is a wholesome rule. Let all speak who can and will, but let none do so who are unprepared. A careful consideration and prayerful study of the magnificent movement before us, will bring every man fitted to speak well and wisely; but the mere rising on the spur of the moment to fill up the time, very rarely does service, and too often retards and deadens a meeting. We do consider the great questions to have been grappled with; let us hold

them fast.

We have school accommodation, will the church find us the

hildren? We must have a new and supplemental agency for the isitation of absentee children, will the church supply us with isitors? We must have pious teachers, will the church send us he best of her sons and daughters? These three things done-the hurch brought to see our need and feel our claim-to give a pure ad holy sympathy-to stand by and give us strength-and the her details may be left with perfect safety to the Sunday-school achers in their own schools. We must affirm some such prinples as these, and seek at once to throw upon the church the full sponsibility of our effort. She must supply children, teachers, nds, and the Sunday-school will perform her work well, just in roportion to the degree in which the church performs her duty. Let teachers meet in Districts, and with their ministers and urches present the case as we give it here, and we fully believe le sympathy so much needed will be created, sanctified, and ratied by a desire for action, and a noble effort to achieve all we in ir most sanguine movements desire. We earnestly trust the Conrence will evolve some thoroughly practical results. Our readers ill do well carefully to peruse the following report:

The conference was held at the Silver-street School-rooms, on Wedesday evening, 12th July, to take into consideration the present state the Sunday-schools in London, and the best means of improving and xtending them. Mr. W. H. Watson took the chair at seven o'clock, ad Mr. Althans implored the Divine blessing on the proceedings. The CHAIRMAN then briefly stated the objects of the conference, and rged the importance of giving great attention to the schools in the etropolis, on account of the position they occupied, and the influence hich they exerted on the country at large. He then called on— Mr. CUTHBERTSON, who had been appointed to open the proceedings. le said on former occasions they had met to confer on great principles, hey had now met for action. The state of London had been canvassed of ate, and the most startling facts had been brought to light. It had eached the ears of the parent Committee that the number of Sundaychools in London was not equal to the wants of the population; that Even those at present in existence were not full; that there was a great ack of teachers to carry on the work, and that many of those engaged n it were by no means efficient; that the state of schools was not better han it was twenty years ago; that as to the teachers, they were delining in respectability and zeal; that they would neither walk so far, or contend with the same difficulties which they formerly did. The eputations to various parts of the country found that London was very ar behind many large towns in the kingdom; that while in some places one in five, and in others one in eight, of the population were SundayScholars, yet in the metropolis the proportion was but one in eighteen. The question then before them was to inquire whether anything could be done to remove these evils, whether they occupied their right position, and whether they had gained a proper standing in connection with other religious bodies. The elder scholars were retained in the schools

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