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Ben Butler And The Elect

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-Wben a student in collego it was binding on the studente to attend the college ehurch - a. 4uty which to him was very irksome. On one occasion he hoard tho proacher, (who was also a professor) advancing propositions like tlie followiiig : 1. ïhat the elect alono would be sa ved. 2. Thatamontt those who, by the world, iroro ótUU'd Christiuus, jjiobably not more than one in a hundrcd belonged trly to the elect. 3. That the othcrs, by reason of their Christian privileges, would suffer more Hereafter than the heathen who had nover heard the Gospel at all. Mr. Butler, whose audacity was as consjácuous ashis irrcvcicncc, made a note of these propositions. and on the strength of them drew up a petition to the iaculty, BOliciring exeiuption froni further attendaucc at the churdh, as only preparing i'or him ferriblü futuix;. Por, said hfc, tbc eongrt'gation here araounts to 600 pprsons, and nino of these are professors. Now, it' only one In a hundred ia to be saved, it follows that three even of the faculty must bo damned. Ha (Benjamin P. 3i.tlci') being a mere student, coidd not sxpeet tci bc snved in profircuce to a professor. Far, he said, be it from him to cherish so prtssumptuous a hope ! Nothing remained tbr hun, thorcfore, but perdition. In tliis melancholy posture ol afáfcÍ3fce was ii.dAriilly anxious to abetain froni anything that mig}t aj;gntvatu hia future punishment ; and, as cnureh attendanne had been shown in the last Sunclay's sermón to have thie inflnence on the nonc'.oct, lia tnisted that the faculty would for all time coming cxempt him from it. fho re8ult of this petition, wrltten out ui au imposing ninnnor, andformally preSTTited to thn faculty, was that Butler reoeived a public repzjmand bis irTaver(N'.and, but lor thr iiiflucucc of one or two friénds in t)o fiioulty, would have been expelled. - Uai-per's Magazine The regular üussian army, nccording to leoent statistics, consists of 852 battallioftK of infantry, '271 squadrons ofcavalry nml 1,422 pieces of artilhry. Illeae oorps forin, on a peace-footiug, a numenoal foroe of ::i,043 officers and 1,173,879 mnk and filet..


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