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THE SABBATH.-The Sabbath is God's special holiday to the working man, and one chief object is to prolong his life and preserve efficient his working tone. In the vital system it acts like a compensation pond: it replenishes the spirit, the elasticity, and vigour which the last six days have drained away, and supplies the force which is to fill the six days succeeding. And in the economy of existence it answers the same purpose, as, in the economy of income, is answered by a savings' bank. The frugal man who puts aside a pound to-day, and another pound next month, and who in a quiet way is always putting past his stated pound from time to time, when he gets old and frail gets not only the same pounds back again, but a good many pounds besides. And the conscientious man who husbands one day of exist. ence every week-who, instead of allowing the Sabbath to be trampled and torn in the hurry and scramble of life, treasures it devoutly upthe Lord of the Sabbath keeps it for him, and in of days and a hale old age gives it back with usury. The savings' bank of human existence is the weekly Sabbath-day.The Happy Home.

THE HAPPY FIRESIDE.-Nothing makes the fireside so cheerful as a blessed hope beyond it. Even when you sit most lovingly there -though the daily task is completely done, and the infant in the cradle is fast asleep—though this is Saturday night, and to-morrow is the day of rest—though the embers are bright, and from its fat and popling fountain in yon coal the jet of gas flames up like a silver scimitarand though within your little chamber all is peace, and warmth, and snug repose

the roaring gusts and rattling drops remind you that it is still winter in the world. And when that withered leaf tapped and fluttered on the window, mother, why was it that your cheek grew pale, and something glistened in your eye? You thought it perhaps might come from the churchyard sycamore, and it sounded like a messenger from little Helen's grave. It said, “Father and mother, think of me.” Yes, dreary were the homes of earth were it not for the home in heaven. But see to it that yourselves be the Saviour's followers, and then to

says, Let not your heart be troubled! In my Father's house are many mansions: I go to prepare a place for you." And when you come to know the Saviour rightly, you will love one another better, more truly, and more tenderly. And, trusting to meet again in that world where they neither marry nor are given in marriage, a purifying hope and a lofty affection will hallow your union on earth. And, if not inscribed above your mantel-shelf, there will be written in your deepest self the motto, which Bengel sent to his bride:


“ Jesus in heaven; Jesus in the heart;
Heaven in the heart; the heart in heaven."-The Happy Home.


Last month we invited the attention of the WORKING CLASSES to the Christian Mutual Provident Society, and its tables for relief in sickness, as well as for annuities. We now give, according to promise, Examples of Benefits under the Life Assurance and Endowment Tables. EXAMPLES OF BENEFITS UNDER THE LIFE ASSURANCE TABLES.

These tables exhibit specific payments, to continue respectively until the ages of 60, 65, 70, or until death, the sum insured, however, being payable whenever death may happen. This division is afforded for the convenience of persons whose incomes may diminish as life advances, and who are, therefore, better able to provide a rather larger sum until say 60, than a smaller sum until death. A monthly payment of 9d. from the age of 20 until 60 years of age, will secure £20 whenever death may happen, whether before or after 60 years of age.

In like mannerA monthly payment of 3s. 4}d. from the same age until 70 will secure £100 whenever death may happen, whether before or after 70 years of age; or, if it be preferred to continue the payment until death, to secure £20 will require 8d.; or £100, 3s. 4d. In each case a share of profits will be allotted every 5 years.

EXAMPLES OF BENEFITS UNDER THE ENDOWMENT TABLES. A person wishing to secure for a child, aged next birthday 4, £10 for his apprenticeship at 14, may do so by a monthly contribution of ls. 5d., or he may secure for a child of the same age £100 for his outfit in life at 21, by a monthly contribution of 78. 4 d. Should the child die, all the money paid in will be returned. OrIf a person, aged next birthday 20, desire an endowment of £100 for his own advantage on being 50, he may secure it by a monthly contribution of 38. 2d., all the money contributed being returned to his representatives should he die; or if at any time it becomes expedient for him to withdraw his contributions, four-fifths of the sum paid in will be given back. EXAMPLES OF BENEFITS UNDER TWO OR MORE TABLES TAKEN

TOGETHER. A member entering at 20, and proposing to take the Sick Benefits of the Society up to 60 years of age (being still entitled to the sum at death), will have to pay monthly as follows: For 10s. a-week in sickness ....

1s. 1 d. monthly. £10 at death..............

4d. £5 at wife's death


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1s. 74d. For the same benefits up to the age of 65, he will have to pay monthly 18. 9d., or up to 70, 18. 111d., and by a trifling increased payment of 4d. per month, he may secure Medical Attendance and Medicine.

Another case will shew the working of the Deferred Annuity Fund, in conjunetion with the Sickness and Life Assurance schemes. A member joining at 20, and proposing to have the following benefits the Deferred Annuity to commence at 70—would have to pay monthly (up to 70) as follows:For 108. per week in sickness, up to 70

...... 1s. 5 d. 6s. per week Deferred Annuity, after 70, for life

.......... Is. Od. £10 at death

Os. 4d.



... 25. 9fd. If the Deferred Annuity is to commencé at 65, the monthly contribution required is 35. 5d., and so on.

Under this latter Insurance, the member would have full pay without any reduction during any number of sicknesses, and have a weekly independence of 6s. for the whole of life after 70





There is a happy land,

Far, far away,
Where saints in glory stand,

Bright, bright as day.
Oh, how they sweetly sing,
Worthy is our Saviour King;
Loud let his praises ring-

Praise, praise for aye.

Come to this happy land,

Come, come away; Why will ye doubting stand

Why still delay? Oh, we shall happy be, When from sin and sorrow free! Lord, we shall live with thee!

Blest, blest for aye.

Bright in that happy land

Beams every eyeKept by a Father's hand

Love cannot die. On then to glory run; Be a crown and kingdom won; And bright above the sun

We reign for aye.


A Magazine for the people.

“Honour all men.-Love the brotherhood. Fear God.

Honour the king.”


JUNE, 1849.

No. 12.



PAGE. The Testing Time

61 NARRATIVES, ANECDOTES, &c. “But it is too late now 63 The Rich Poor Man

67 The Execution of Rush the Mur- The Impious Resolution

69 derer ..................


The Sabbath.. ............. 72 The Invitation ....


Neglect of God



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"O how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day.”—Psalm cxix. 97.



IF Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven ? this same Jesus,

which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye

have seen him go into heaven. (Acts i. 11.) 2S Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the

remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. (Acts ii.

38.) The LORD's Day. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple,

and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness

and singleness of heart. (Acts ii. 46.) 4M Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out,

when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

(Acts iii. 19.) 5 Tu Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under

heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts iv. 12.) 6 W We ought to obey God rather than men. (Acts v. 29.) 7 Th And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were

counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. (Acts v. 41.) 8F And the word of God increased ; and the number of the disciples multiplied

in Jerusalem greatly. (Acts vi. 7.) 9S And Stephen said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man

standing on the right hand of God. (Acts vii. 56.) 10 S THE LORD'S Day.Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy

heart is not right in the sight of God. (Acts viii. 21.) 11M Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, is perhaps the thought

of thine heart may be forgiven thee. (Acts viii. 22.) 12 Tu And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?

(Acts ix. 6.) 13 W

All the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments

which Dorcas made, while she was with them. (Acts ix. 39.). 14 Th God is no respecter of persons. (Acts x. 34.) 15 F But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accept

ed with him. (Acts x. 35.) 16 S

He exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the

Lord. (Acts xi. 23.) 17 S The Lord's Day.-And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, be

cause he gave not God the glory. (Acts xii. 23.) 18 M

Through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins. (Acts xiii. 38.)
And the next Sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the

word of God. (Acts xiii. 44.)
We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should

turn from these vanities unto the living God. (Acts xiv. 15.) 21 Th | Why tempt ye God ? (Acts xv. 10.)

And on the Sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was

wont to be made. (Acts xvi. 13.) 23 S

These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the

word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether

those things were so. (Acts xvii. 11.) 24 S

The LORD's Day. If God will. (Acts xviii. 21.) 25 M

And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. (Acts

xix. 18.) 26 Tu Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all

men. (Acts xx. 26.) 27 W

I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem, for the name of

the Lord Jesus. (Acts xxi. 13.) 28 Th

And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence

19 Tu

20 W

22 F

toward God, and toward men. (Acts xxiv. 16.)

Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. (Acts xxvi. 28.) 30 S I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me. (Acts xxvil. 25.)

29 F

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