THE NEW GOVERNOR.BY REV. WILLIAM ARNOT" Now when Festus ivas come into the province, after three dayshe ascended from Ccesarea to Jerusalem. Then the high priest andthe chief of the Jews informed him against Paul, and besought him,and desired favor against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the -way to kill hint," etc. ACTS xxv.THERE was a change of government. Felix was recalled, and Festus succeeded him as procurator of Judaea. The new governor coming from Italy by sea,landed at Caesarea, remained at that port three days,and then went up to Jerusalem. Doubtless he desiredto inform himself regarding the state of parties among4.14 The Church in tJie House.the Jews in the interior that he might.be able moreintelligently to administer the government at Caesarea.We may find an analogous case on a much larger scalein our own administration of India. The new governorarrives at Calcutta, a city of recent origin, built by thedominating power on navigable waters, as the seat of authority. But he will do well, soon after his arrival,to make a progress into the interior to visit Benares,Delhi, Lahore the great capitals of the native races,or the seats of their religious worship. It is there thathe may best learn the disposition of the natives, andthe condition of the country, thus qualifying himself toconduct the machinery of government. A very necessary precaution, as we know to our cost: greasedcartridges may kindle a rebellion.