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plot widows weeping and with
our a t , e!i;,•ient number of vutt:', go up to
them, slid after ascertaining particulars,
VlitCS sufficient to secure the elec
tion ler their sons. He may have been cen
t-1 "generous," although vanity
a predominant feature in' his character;
let: certainly he was not conscientiously
The " fast" system of living, leading to
luxury, waste, debt and embarrassment,
.coupled with the covetousness which prompts
to the making haste to be rich, has wrought
sad havoc to the cause of mercantile lnoral
i + lf , and involved many an innocent family
in irretrievable ruin.
A PUELIO ENTERTAINMENT Was given
last week, by the ministers and lay gentle
men of the English Presbyterian Church in
and around London, in honor of our new
Theological Professor, Dr. Thomas M'Crie,
late of Edinburgh. It was a delightful re
union of the leading members of our
Church, who in a metropolis so vast, seldom
i cr never find themselves together in one
: place. The elite of our laity were present,
including merchants, traders, and literary
'nen. Among the last mentioned was
sone Levi, Professor of Mercantile. Law at
leg's College University, an Italian Jew by
tit, but an enlightened Christian, and an
.nest Presbyterian, as well as a Jurist of
lapin reputation. Alexander Gillespie,
1., banker and merchant, and a veteran
ir of the National Scotch Church, Re
's Square, was the Chairman. At his
hand was the guest of the evening,
.'Cris; at his left sat Lord Panmure,
'awry of State for War, wearing the
and blue ribbon of the Garter.
JRD PANSIURE, an elder 'of the Free
irch, takes a deep interest in our Eng-
Synod, and attends one of our churches
mg his residence in London. As Mr.
. Manic, he stood up boldly to defend the
rangelical majority, when accused of "re
gion," &c., before the Disruption; and
'n that great event occurred, he man
ranged himself under the banners of
arty and Truth, in connexion with the
le Church of Scotland. As Minister of
r, he has done much for the physical
Fort and moral improvement of the sol-
He described, in his excellent
h, what had been done in this way for
army, and represented it as in a• high
wof ;fficiency. Very warmly does he
wove of the policy of our Synod in main
iing a College of our own.
The demonstration of last week was high
complimentary to the new Professor, and
i tended to consolidate and recommend
school of the prophets in a manner un-
Irn hitherto. The whole band of
lents were present, and one of them, the
;fish -born son of Scottish parents at
inchester, delivered a speech which elie
-1 the warmest approbation.
1. VERY SERIOUS CHARGE has been
ight against the Rev. Doctor Davidson,
the Independent Lancashire College, for
ing recently published a new edition of
well•known work of the Rev. Hartwell
me on the Holy Scriptures, into which
my Rationalistic sentiments are intro
'ed. The third volume,
it is said, is
fist re-written. The Record writes
great severity on the subject. No
ibt Biblical criticism has made large ad
ices, and Horne's work would bear emen
lon ; but it is a serious thing, without
author's consent, to produce virtually a
work under the old name, and in
ling sentiments and. :views which the an
ir, so far from holding, regards with de
;ation. The Messrs. Longman, the cele
%d publishers, have ,been remonstrated
on their issuing this edition. Whether
will suppress it, remains to be seen.
'odor Davidson's eminent scholarship,
thorough acquaintance with all that has
written on the sacred text, there can
io doubt. He was once a licentiate of
MAI Presbyterian Church, a very dry
teller, and as dry an editor of the Or
!ox !Presbyterian, of Belfast. But his
led views of Church Government led
to the English Independents; his
lions habits were confirmed, and his
;al taste developed, until his reputation
scholar became great. I fear his sym
ies, to say the least, are with the new
ilogy, among the Dissenters. Extracts
been given from a corresponddnce
is attributed to his pen, addressed to
lericau newspaper, which seem to in
that such are his leanings.
reference to THE HUNGARIAN PROT
NTS, it is said that so earnest have been
remonstrances against the dominance
State over their ecclesiastical affairs,
Minister of Worship bad tendered
ignation to the Emperor of Austria,
ad, in the meantime, declined to
it. That old Church of Hungary,
ad and bleeding, in mid• Europe, Bur
ied by Jesuit conspirators, and looking
on a alorious ancestry, surely demands
.611 interest and prayers of all God's
Emperor of Austria is making a visit
, - ITALIAN PROVINCES under his des
sway, Marshall Itadetsky, now ninety
of ago, still holds his military cora
-1 there. There will be the removal of
of the infamous sequestrations on
rty, made in Lombardy some years
and every effort will be made to win
4rity. But all this is the base hypoc
d' tyranny, which hates the nascent
ies of Italy with a bitter hatred, and
will all the more firmly ,hold fast her
OPPRESSION OF THE JEWS IN ITALY,
,trated in a recent incident related to
Professor Levi, is something terrible.
:unit the Inquisition is in full force,
behests and accusations are duly in.
by the, civil authorities. Not long
a large body of Jews and Christians
together io a social entertainment. It
said that anything was spoken which
politically or religiously was offensive.
11 events, the Grand Inquisitor sum
id a large number of persons before his
final, and fined them at the rate, each,
about two pounds of English money.
pretended that these tines were to be
luyed for charitable purposes; but a
ber of the accused, refusin g to pay, but
ing to distribute the money i s charity
elves, were sent to a loathsome pri son .
Austrian Commandant, fearing disturb
suogested not that they should be lib.
Rd, hut taken to another more comforts.
prison. Being transferred thither, the
11:--poople flocked to see them, prepared
Lien lid feast for them, and overwhelmed
it with tokens of their affection aid sym
hy for days together.
,nuther instance of cruelty was that of
wish boy, that died. The Romish' nurse
attended his death-bed, declared that
(for in extreme cases, as you know,
authorizes women to baptize,) had
ized the boy in the article of death.
Jrdingly, the Romish priests claimed
body. The grief of the poor Jewish
:tits was inexpressible, and reached a
11 of desperation when, as the coffin was
)g carried to the Cathedral, an amnia
was brought forth, that thq (the Sew)
had stolen, the body. The coffin was open
ed, and the body was found in it. These
facts are illustrative of the present, feeling
of Popery toward the Jews, which is pre
cisely that which her Medieval antecedents
in reference to them, would lead us to ex
pect. With a blasphemous idolatry, under
the name of Christianity, ever before their
eyes on the Continent ; with their own Law
in their hands, forbidding the worship of
graven images; and with no pure Chris
tianity or Christian kindness brought into
operation, is it any .wonder that the Jews
are either driven into infidelity, or cling to
their own faith with a tenacity which per.
secution but confirms ?
A short time ago, a Protestant native, one
of the fruits of the labors of Dr. Kelly and
Mr. Hewetson, died at Madeira. The au
thorities, under the instigation of the
priests, refused to allow the body to he
interred; and it was thrown into the sea
Such is Popery. Scraper eadein.
You are aware -how, under the sanction
of Louis Philippe, Jesuit priests were in
troduced into the island of Tahiti, and by a
French protectorate, have ever since been
maintained there. The object was to de
stroy Protestant Missions there. The at
tempts at proselytism thus far, have almost
entirely failed; but there seems to be no
doubt, that the French have introduced
much license and corruption of morals.
Recently, the Romish Bishop instituted sev
eral prosecutions, for having libelled him in
the press, against Dlr. Howe, the resident
agent of the London Missionary Society. In
every instance the Bishop was defeated, and
has been compelled to pay the costs. A great
moral victory has thus been achieved.
What is most remarkable is, that the
French authorities acted most righteously
throughout, and the French Consul was ex
tremely friendly to Mr. Howe. That good
man not only gratefully records his obliga
tions to the countenance of the British Con
sul, bat makes special reference to the
prayers of the American Consul, on his
behalf, united with those of thousands
throughout the island. It is thus that
Satan's agents are defeated, and that the
things that seem to he most adverse, fall out
to the furtherance of the Gospel.
THE DUCHESS OF ATHOLL, the fourth of
that rank in Scotland, has just gone over to
the Church of Rome. The Scottish Epis
copal Church was, as in the other cases, the
pioneer to this apostacy.
TRACTARIANISM AT KNIGHT'S BRIDGE . ,
London, has been again exhibiting itself, in
connexion with a curious scene. On Sab
bath week, the Rev. Mr. Liddel, with two
other "priests," was officiating. A London
fog darkened the church, but the gas had
been previously lighted, so that the gloom
was dissipated. However, it was a noble,
opportunity for lighting those large candles
on the altar, which the late Bishop of Lon
don had forbidden to be lighted, while yet
they might remain there. (Such was the
two faced policy of Dr. Blomfield.) Mr.
Liddel, in the Midst of the services, had the
wax candles lighted, whereupon Mr.i West
erton, his famous opposing church-warden,
got round to the vestry, dppeared with an
extinguisher in his hand, 'and put out the
candles. In wrath and haste, Mr. Liddel
had them re-lighted, and so the service
This via media of Tractarianism is thus
opened wide, and a goodly number of the
nobility are to be found at Knight's Bridge.
It is said that ARCHDEACON DENISON
has no power to appeal against the verdict
of the Archbishop.
DR. TATE, the new Bishop of London,
was " consecrated" last Lord's day. He
leans, undoubtedly to Low Church and
At the festival in honor of Doctor M'Crie,
within a few yards of me, sat MR. BOGUE,
(a member of Regent Square church, and
an eminent publisher,) full of life and
spirits. Next morning he awoke, complain
ing of a sense of suffocation, and in a few
moments, expired. How solemn, and how
GAROTTE ROBBERIES in London, to
gether with murders in several parts of the
kingdom, are alarming signs of the moral
condition of the masses. J. W.
P. S.—Since writing the statement (given
on Romish authority,) of the perversion of
the Duchess of Atholl, Dr. Cumming, through
the TiWS, contradicts the assertion, by
" authority." He says, "It has become a
policy, not unworthy of Ignatius Loyola,
to circulate paragraphs announcing new ac
cessions to the Church of Rome, in the case
of persons of rank, some of which are total
ly devoid of truth."
WASELINCITON, Dee. 15, 1856
Both branches of Congress are still under the
drag of the sl every discussion, which, after consum
ing six months of the last session, has now been
renewed with an intensity, which success on the
the one side, and defeat on the other, does not
appear to have abated. Men in public life,
whether little or large, have a false idea, that
their policy or consistency alone engages the at
tention of the country. Hence this restlessness
to set themselves right; and through it follows a
reprehensible waste of time, that might be more
profitably occupied in the practical concerns of
legislation. Twelve weeks make up the aggre
gate of the present session, and two of them have
already been absolutely squandered, in the face
of a calendar crowded with public business which
was deferred, and with private claims, that have
been long and shamefully neglected. There is no
apology for such bare-faced trifling; and there
will be no correction of this admitted evil, until
every member is held to account by his immediate
constituency. Congress doubled its pay under an
assurance that the errors which had crept into
the legislative halls, would be revised, and a more
rigid discipline of duty established. Thus far,
the experiment, in this respect, has furnished no
occasion for congratulation ; and the advocates
of that measure, outside of the halls, have failed
to see their confident predictions verified.
The admission of Mr. Whitfield, on Tuesday
last, as the Delegate from Kansas, was only the
verification of a foregone conclusion. From first
to last, it was simply a question of time,' to be
determined by the presence of a majority, when
ever it thought proper to appear. The Democrats,
combined with Mr. Fillmore's friends, always
commanded the necessary numbers, whenever
they could be fully mustered. None but the self
deluded could have been prepared for any other
conclusion. And, all things considered, whatever
may be the abstract principle of this question, it
is difficult to discover how the House could have
takes any other course, with the regular creden
tials presented, and no contestant denying the
right of the claimant. If a portion of the peo
ple of Kansas felt, that in voting for a Delegate,
they, to that extent, recognized the odious Terri
torial laws, they may have vindicated an upright
conviction; but, at the same time, they precluded
objections which might have been becomingly
lurged against Mr. Whitfield, under other circum
There is now every probability that Gen. Scott
will resume his head-quarters in this city, as soon
as the new administration is inaugurated, and,
perhaps, upon the invitation of Mr. Buchanan.
It would be a
graceful and becoming compliment
from the President elect, which the whole coun
try, would appreciate and applaud. An unfor
tunate differenc e with the War Department, in
regard to the Proper functions of the Commander
in-Chief, induced Gen. Scott to remove to New
York, shortly after the advent of President Pierce
to power. Since then, his relations 'with Mr.
Davis have been formal, and confined exclusively
to the strict line of duty. The attempt to reduce
his recognized authority, chafed the old General,
and his pride rebelled against humiliating per
An interesting case "as argued before the 811.
THE PRESBYTERIAN BANNER AND ADVOCATE.
preme Court, on Friday, growing out of an al
leged infringement of McCormick's reaper. The
patentee recovered eight taousand dollars dam
ages in the Court below ; and it was brought up
on a writ of error, to try conclusions before the
highest tribunal. The most impressive argu
ments were made, by Ileverdy Johnson for Mc-
Cormick, and Mr. Stanton for the contestants.
A decision will be rendered within the next fort-.
There is now pending before the Supreme Court,
a cause indirectly involving the Constitutionality
of the Missouri Compromise. The question is,
whether persons held to slavery in Missouri, and
removed to lowa and Illinois, after residing there
for several years, and carried back, by compul
sion, to Missouri, did resume the status of slaves,
or were emancipated by the residence on free soil.
If the Missouri Compromise be Constitutional, as
has heretofore been recognized, the decision can
hardly be doubtful. If pronounced otherwise,
the judgment will deprive these persons of their
chilmed freedom. After a full discussion at the
last term, and several consultations, the Court
ordered a re-argument now ; and it is not im
probable that it may he finally determined upon
some point of jurisdiction, by which the main
issue would be avoided. The Court, with a pre
ponderance of Southern Judges, is indisposed to
put upon record a solemn discredit of the Consti
tutionality of an act, which stood unquestioned
for a third of a century, and which commanded,
at the time of its passage and subsequently, the
approval of some of the ablest jurists and states
men this country has ever produced.
The Committee of Ways and Means have been
laboring to advance the regular appropriation
bills, so as to prevent the delays which have here
tofore occurred, and thus enable the _Rouse to
proceed with the pratical business. Four or five
of these, founded upon the annual estimates, have
already been reported; and at the same rate of
progress, they will all be on the tables before the
New Year has fairly dawned. The Committee is
disposed, when these matters are out of the way,
to go to work in earnest, upon the Tariff bill
presented in tho closing hours of the last session.
That bill does not propose to touch iron, and so
extends the free list to raw materials, as to de
crease the present aggregate revenue about six
millions of dollars. Wool of the value of fifteen
cents per pound, or less, and of the value of
fifty cents per pound, or over, at the port of im
portation, comes within this ree admission. Con
sequently, it preserve's the present duty in the
grades of wool between these fixed points which
are produced in the United States. It is con
tended by this policy, that the manufacturing in
terests are regarded, in the unrestricted admis
sion of such wool as they need for mixture, while
the agricultural interests are protected against
foreign competition, in the intermediate descrip
tions which they raise. The Secretary of the
Treasury advocates unqualified freedom in this
article, upon the' ground that the stimulus thus
imparted to home mamsfactures will ultimately
more than compensate for any present, real or
supposed loss to the wool-growers. There are
strong arguments to be urged on both sides; but
the plain facts to be developed are worthy of
more attention than the speculations of political
economists. The great agricultural interests of the
country, numbering three millions of men, and
with an annual productive industry exceeding six
teen hundred millions of dollars, have been habit
ually too much disregarded in National legislation.
Commerce and manufactures have engrossed
almost exclusive attention, ignoring the great
fact, that agriculture furnished the material basis
for both. Cotton, corn, tobacco, pork, rice and
wheat, constitute the foundation upon which the
operations of commerce, including exchanges and
navigation, rest, and they supply the manufacturer
with the raw product, as well as, the food which
supports his labor. •
Much interest is excited in political oircles
here, as to the election of a United States Sena
tor from Pennsylvania. The impression now pre
vails, that Mr. Buckalew will receive the Demo
cratic nomination, and the opposition vote be con
centrated upon Gen. Cameron. As there is but
three majority on joint ballot, any diversion from
either side might lead to unexpected combina
tions, and perhaps produce a result finally, which
is now in no wise foreshadowed. It is but rea
sonable to suppose that the wishes of Mr. Bu
chanan would exercise no little influence in the
choice ; but as he has thus far been reserved
against any interference, and as it involves a
point of delicacy about which he is properly sen
sitive, perhaps he may decline to express any
partiality whatever. Under the circumstances of
his advent to the Presidency, he is fairly entitled
to be represented in the Senate, by some friend
enjoying his full confidence, and capable in
some degree of reflecting his matured opinions.
This view will doubtless operate in a measure, at
least, upon the Legislature in making the selec
tion, while on the other hand, it will inspire the
efforts and addrees of opponents, who are unwil
ling to make any concession at the outset of the
new administration, and would rather clog its
progress with vexatious embarrassments.
The debate in the Senate being now well start
ed, it is likely to run on till near the holidays,
until suddenly arrested. Every speech prompts to
an answer, and one definition of position surely
begets another. Judge Douglas has returned
from his bridal tour, and as the chief sponsor of
the Nebraska Bill, will again war upon its assail
ants in regard to the developments of the Presi
dential election, as connected with that issue.
A CALM. OBSERVER. ,
For the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate
Supplies of Presbytery of New Lisbon.
Middle•Eandy.—Mr. Dickson. Fourth Sabbath
of December. Mr. Stratton, Third Sabbath of
January. Mr. Grimes, Third Sabbath of Feb
East Liverpool.—Mr. R l obinson .First Sabbath
of January. Mr. Reed, First Robinson,.
ruary. Mr. Martin, First Sabbath of March.
Niles —Mr. McMasters will supply one Sabbath
at discretion, previously to our next meeting.
WM. 0. STMATTON, Stated Clerk
Southern Commercial Conventiom
The Southern mercantile interests have had
their' onventions annually for a number of years.
The object is, to concentrate effort, and build up
an extensive Southern trade, directly to foreign
countries, as well as coastwise. No great success
has yet attended their labors. Combinations
have their importance, but there are wants, fa
cilities, and other things connected with business,
which are far more controlling than any volun
tary union. Trade may change its channels, as
do rivers, sometimes; but still it must have a
course accordant with its nature.
The meeting recently held at Savannah, Ga.,
was largely attended. Amongst other things,
the revival of the slave, trade was agitated. A
resolution looking in that direction was offered,
laid on the table, taken up and discussed, and
negatived by a vote of 16 to GS ; South Carolina,
Texas, and part of Tennessee, are stated to have
voted in its favor.
There have recently been several plots discov
ered for the rising of the Negroes, in .parts of
Kentucky, Arkansas, arid Tennessee. The most
extensive and formidable have been in the latter
State, along the Cumberland river. The blacks
there, who are much more numerous than the
whites, had got the idea that at the mouth of the
Cumberland they would find a large army of
whites, Free State men, to receive and protect
them, if they could reach that place. To effect
their purpose, they were to rise upon the whites
and kill them, about the 23d of this month, and
make their way hastily to, the supposed army.
The plot was discovered, several Degrees have
been hung as conspirators, and others are cap
tured. Six white persons, supposed to be en
gaged in the affair, have been sent to the peni
tentiary. At one place, thirty blacks Were ar
rested and awaiting judgment; at another place,
out of two hundred which had been embodied,
sixty were arrested. Even in Nashville there was
fear, and strong precautionary measures were
Facilities for Committing Crime.
The New York Police Gazette, speaking of the
late arrest of burglars in that city, says:
" Th'e facilities which the thieves of New
York have for committing crime are inmost be.
yond belief Their organization is complete. In
searching Moore's house after his escape, the
police discovered a number of confidential letters
which he bad received from all parts of the coun
try. These letters it would be highly injudicious
to publish, as they implicate respectable mer
chants out West and parties in this city, who are
supposed to be beyond suspicion. These letters
showed the facility afforded thieves iu disposing
of their property. There were also letters from
the owner of a noted fence' in Tenth Street. In
perusing these letters carefully, it was also dis
covered that this gang, with which Moore was
connected, had mechanics and laborers in their em
ploy, who furnished them with a full and accurate
description of the houses they were at work up
on. There were also found a number of dia
grams of stores and dwellings, of an innumerable
number of houses in this city, how the various
apartments were laid out, and, if a store, where
the safe or silks were deposited; if a dwelling
house, where the money or the silver plate were
located. Who furnished the thieves with these
diagrams? There is not
,a store or a house worth
breaking into but. is as well known to the burglars
as to the owners themselves. Even the very
locks on the doors are known, yet no impression
has been made with wax. Who gives informa
tion of this character ? New York is at the mer
cy of thieves—no police, however effective, can
afford adequate protection."
The Immaculate Conception.
The Freeman's Journal thus discourses upon
the virtues of the Immaculate Conception, the
festival of which was celebrated on Monday week;
"Catholic tradition has fur ages predicted that
the definition as an article of the Faith of this sin
gular prerogative of the Mother of God, would be
the harbinger of great events, and of unexampled
blessings to the world.. At the moment of the de
finition by Pope Pius IX, this confident expecta
tion was widely repeated. At that'moment Europe
was rushing toward a war, the end of which it was
not easy to conjecture. Peace has since been de
clared, Europe is tranquil, and, whatever anxieties
may prevail, one thing strikes all eyes—that the
universal tide of affairs is setting in favor of the
Catholic Church. In France and in Austria to be
sincerely Catholic. and to show clue reverence to
the Vicar of Christ on earth, is the order of the
day. Those countries where Catholic interests are
oppressed are the only ones where political insta
bility is the terror of their inhabitants. Russia
shows itself most friendly to the Catholic religion,
and the dry bones of the Eastern Schism seem
everywhere moving and show symptoms of return
ing to the living organism of Catholic unity.
These things are of Catholic interest everywhere,
and are the fulfillment, so far, of the hopes that
piety had attached to the rendering of the new
honor to Mary. But there is a West as well as an
East, and in America are the centres of the future
of the world, as Constantinople and Alexandria are
the tombs of past ages of tradition. We have to
do with the living rather than with the past—
with America much more than with Asia or with
Europe. Here, here it is, that the blessings are
needed of a new fervor and advancement of the
faith through the intercession of our Immaculate
Lady. Oh, that Catholics in America may be
quickened in their devotion, that they may not fall
behind the fervor that has hitherto been manifested
in Europe in honoring the Immaculate Conception,
and celebrating its Festival. Let us have equal
fervor, and greater blessings will be sure to follow
So says Bishop Hughes.
LOSSES ON THE Leers.—lf the losses on the
great Lakes during the present year are any
indication of the amount of commerce on our in
land seas, it must have grown enormously since
1848. In that year, the losses amounted to but
a little over $400,000: in 1853 they had increased
to nearly a million; in 1854 they were a little
over two millions ; but the present year they have
already reached the fearful sum of four millions.
Ent large as this amount is, it does not seem so
great when it is viewed ip connexion with the
statement that the commerce of the Lakes passing
the St. Clair Flats amounted the present year to
more than three hundred millions of dollars, while
the coasting trade not included in that estimate
amounts to at least a hundred millions more-
This looks very much like the course of Empire,
taking a Westerly direction.—N. Y. Times.
A subscription list of £lOO,OOO has been com
pleted in London toward the construction of a
railway twenty four miles in length by the side of
the Welland Canal, •'connecting Lake Erie with
The annual product of fish of Lakes Superior,
Michigan, Huron and Erie, and their tributary
rivers, amount to fifty-two thousand barrels,
valued at $540,000.
Mr. M'Connell of Sangamon county, Illinois,
has the largest flock of sheep in the United States.
It numbers twenty-one thousand, and all of
KAwsas.—Sixteen of the free State prisoners
tried for murder in the first degree, have been
acquitted, and nine are still on trial. A large
quantity of clothing received by the last boats has
been distributed to the destitute.
GENERAL JAm DsmvEnv.—Thirty-six of the
forty-eight free State prisoners, held in custody,
at Tecumseh for trial, says the Kansas Herald of
Freedom, of the 29th ult., ina'de their escape byre
moving a quantity of brick from the wall, one
night last 'week.
REMOVAL Of JUDGE LECOMPTE.—Washington,
Dec.•Bth.—The Star of this evening says that
Judge Lecotnpte, of Kansas, has been removed, and
James 0. Harrison, of Ky., appointed to fill the
There are now in attendance, in the two depart
ments of the University of Nashville, Tenn., 522
students ; six years ago there were none.
The steamship Texas has arrived at New Or
leans, from Sfin' Juan, bringing two weeks' later
news from ,Nicaragua and California. The vote
of California stands:
. Buchitnan ' 00,000; Fill
more, 35,000 : Fremont, 19,000. The Democrats
have a majority in both houses of the California
Legislature. In Nicaragua General Walker has
been successful in 'a series of battles with the
combined forces of the Central American States.
There had been four days hard fighting at Ma
saya, and after it Walker returned to Granada
which city he utterly destroyed, removing the
capital to Rivas. This does not agree very well
with the accounts of victory. A Costa Rican
brig of war engaged in battle with a Nicaraguan
naval vessel, and was blown up and destroyed,
with all on board. It is alleged that the com
bined forces have lost three thousand men in the
various battles since October—but that was more
than they had altogether in the field, and as they
still are in force, the accounts are evidently
merely sent hither to gain recruits for Walker.—
[An arrival since the above was in type, brings
account that Walker was defeated, and reduced
to great straits, and that all Central America was
combined against him.]
" CONSUMPTION." 280 pp.,. cloth binding, by
Dr. W. W. Hall, will be sent, postpaid, for One
Dollar. It shows the nature of Consumption and
the philosophy of its cure, by various forms of
Out-door Activities, which haie been successful in
the hands of Dr. Stokes, Quoin, Wooster,Norcom,
and other names eminent in Europe and America.
No medical terms are used, nor is any medicine
recommended, the whole secret of cure, in uncom
plicated cases, being Out-Door Exercise and a
Vigorous _Appetite, under medical supervision.
Address "Ball's Tournal of Health, New York."
Asires—Pearls. 8011 1 Ae. Pots, 534030. Soda Ash, ay,
APPLES—V.OO(43.2S per bbl.
Beals—Small white, $2.25@2 50 per hush.
BUNTER AND ENIGS—BULter, 20(a21c. Eggs, 20(4220.
DRIED Rums—Peaches, $2.12®3.25. Apples, $2 26.
noun—Wheat, $email@example.com. Buckwheat, $2.5242.75 per
100 lb. sacks. Rye, firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRAIN—Oats, 31c. Rye, 505. Barley, $1.1501.20. Corn,
55. Wheat, $1.05©115,
ilss—slo.oo@.ls.oo ton. _
Porkroes—Reds, She . Neshannocks. $l.OO per bu.
BEMs—Clover, $email@example.com. Flaxseed, $1.75.
FEED—Country Shorts, $2O 00 per ton.
BErres-2%@n4c. sheep, $firstname.lastname@example.org per head. Hoge ;
21,013 R AND Mr,At—Wheat, $email@example.com. Rye: $4.25.
Corn Meal. $3.00.
GRAlN—Wheat, $firstname.lastname@example.org. date, .14e045a. Rye, gne,
Corn, 86660 e.
FLOUB--Wbeat, $6.50. Rye, $email@example.com, for new, and
firstname.lastname@example.org per 100 lbs for old. Corn Meal, ss. ,
Onsrn—Wheat, $1.500)1.65. Corn, 62@650. Rye, 70@30c.
Smog—Clover, email@example.com. Titottly, $3.0003.50
A5um—57.6234:®7.6814. Pearls, $B.OO.
Ikon AND MEAL—Wheat, $6.85§7.20. i1ye,firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corn Meal, $3. 75 @a- B Y4: -
GBALB—Nbetit, S LOUOL7O. Oats, 518@alo. Corn 72673.
HALL'S NEW YORK JOURNAL OF HELTiI, Decem
ber No. Men Wanted: Glees of Brandy; Sugar
and Teeth ; Bible Belief; Human Health ; The
Threatenings of Disease ; The Good Physician ;
Newspapers and Periodioals (an important paper
to all) ; Sound Sleep ; Memory ; Suicide ; Simples ;
Studying Grammar ; Clerical Employments ; I
Forgot It ; Pure Milk ; Small Pox ; Our Destroy
er ; Theological Students ; Bathing ; Happy
Christmas ; New Ideas ; Our Daughters Ruined ;
Cohen's Grate Dampers ; Our Opinions of Our
Single numbers, ten cents; $1 a year. Forty
Dollars will be given for each hundred subscrip
tions paid in. eighteen dollars for fifty, and eight
dollars for twenty-five handed in during Decem
ber and January. Address Dr. W. W. flail, New
Late arrivals from Europe present about the
usual indications of uneasiness and governmental
The alliance between England and France
seems to be strengthened. There is a pretty
strong bond of necessity holding the governments
together. A rupture with England would greatly
endanger Napoleon's throne ; and a rupturg with
France would leave England too feeble to re
pel the progress of Russia. toward Turkey,
and toward England's East India possessions.
Peace is the policy, as it is the duty of all ; and
to secure peace the Western powers must abide
The difficulty between Prussia and Switzerland
is not yet adjusted, but it hi not likely to lead to
anything very serious. -
The affair of Naples makes but little progress.
It is stated that Russia gives up her preten
sions to the Isle of Serpents, but insists onretain
ing Bolgrad, on the Danube. ,To this Austria ob
jects strenuously, and she is sustained by Eng
In relation to Italy, an English paper has the
From Rome we learn that a Jesuit priest has
just quitted Italy for England,; , the instructions
which he has received from his superiors are to
the following effect :—To publicly abjure in Lon
don the Roman creed, and embrace the English
Protestant faith. Having thereby gained popu
larity, to lecture upon Italy, to denounce the
Romish Church and its priests, but at the same
time to affirm the utter impossibility of destroy
ing the temporal power of the Pope.; to contend
that Italy can only be saved by monarchy, and
that in consequence of the political complication
with the Western powers in the South of Italy, a
change of dynasty will, in all probability, take
place at Naples.
The PRESBYTERY OF BLAIRSVILLE will meet at
Blairsville, on the 2d Tuesday of January next, at 2 o'clock
A. M. And the- new Presbytery er.cted by the Synod of
Pittsburgh, at their last meetina,
will meet at Indiana, on
the first Tuesday of January, at 2o'clock P. M.
The PRESBYR EBY OP ST. cLArnsvrrzu will meet at
Short Creek, on the first Tuesday of January, at 11 o'clock
A. bI. JO/1N MOITAN, Stated Clerk..
. The PRESBYTERY OF NOTRUMBERLA.ND stands ad
journed, to meet in Danville, in the llahoniug North Pres
byterian church, on Tuesday, Dec. 3nth, et 7 o'clock P. M.
ISAAC GRIER, Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY OF ERIE will meet at Evarisbwrg,
on the first Tuesday of January, at 6 o'clock P. M.
S. J. ,Ti. EATON, Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY Ow BIIA V Elt will meet in Neweastl P
on the fourth Tuesday of December next. at 6 o'clock P. IC
D. C .RICED, Stated Clerk.
On December 11th, by Roy. R. "Lewis, Mr. WILLIAM Wsicus,
of Arkansas, to Miss CALEDONIA KICKS, of Fairmount, Va.
On Thursday, 4th inst.. by Rev. Abel Kirkwood, Mr. JOHN
tkeiN to Min tLIZADETH KRAFT, both of Hopewell.
" On Tuesday evening, Nov. 26th, rrt Stevensville, Bradford
County, Pa., by Rev. L. '.Chapman, Mr. GEORCIE P. TAYLOR
to BUSK AMANDA J. STEVENS,
On Friday evening, Dec. 12th, by Rev. John Williams,
Plttebnrgh, Pa., in his own residence, "Mr. WlLLratt EVANS
to Kim Itzoscoi Jonas, :both of Birmingham., Pa.
Dec. 4th, by Rev. S. C. Jennings, Mr. Jams A. MCFADDEN
to Miss JANz CAVILT, all of Allegheny Ceuuty.
By Rat. James M. Smith, on the 9th inst., Mr. Wst. O.
Gaav, of AR•gheoy City, to Miss Imomm. Coke, of Beaver
Insm—ln Porry Township, Armstrong-County, Pa., on the
21st of September, of dysentery, JOstil HARVEY, son of Wil
liam G. and Abbigail Moore, aged 7 years, a months, and
2 days. (Preacher please copy.)
DIED--On'the 29th of November, at the residence of her
husband, in Noble County, Ohio, Mrs. ELIZABETH MONTGOM•
EBY, wife of Mr. Joseph ii. Montgomery, aged 46 years and
A stroke of apoplexy took her off very suddenly. Her
husband and eight children followed her remains to the
grave. For about twenty-three years, she has been a con
sistent member of the Presbyterian Church.
DIED—At the residence of her son, Judge Adam Ebangh,
near etewartstown, York County, Pa., on. the 28th ult., Mrs.
SARAH EMILIGII, aged nearly 92 years.
This aged lady closed a long life in Christian hope, and
sleeps in Jesus. Her intellect, naturally strong. was little ,
if any, impaired. Her confidence in the Saviour was pure
and unwavering. She leaves behind her, to imitate her ex
ample, about two hundred descendants. May they follow
her, as she followed Christ,
On Monday morning, Nov. 1 th, Buz rem J. Garnatratt
fell mleep in Jesus.
1741.864, when in the bloom of yo th and health, a pupil
in the Oak .1 Seminary, at Norristown, she consecrated
herself to the service of h r Redeemer, in the First Pres. ;
byterian church of that place, ar,_ is .t May, was transferred,
by certiflcat ,to the First Presbytermi church of Steuben.
vile. But on that occasion alone was tato pertnittedlosur
round tho table of our Lord with her n ew brethren and sisters,
for even then the fragile flower was beginning to droop.;
That fell destroyer, consumption, who robs us of so many'
of our faireot and loveliest, bad seized her with his unyield- •
ing grasp ;. and slowly, hut only, she descended to the
tomb. There were, indeed, seasons of apparent itaproye
went, hours of rallying, when er ft i ode were flattered',
with the hope that she might be spared to them; and tribe,
with the buoyancy of a heart untouched by sorrow, clung
to life ; bat butas she neared her goal, she more and more with
drew bir though s i m earth, and fixed them in sincere
and joyful trust, upon her Saviour, and th 'lnbar Awns he
has reserved for them that love him.
On Tuesday afternoon, a large number of mourning and
sympathizing frleudd, accompan ed her family, to lay her
precious duet In its st res ing place in the Cemetery.
"We laid her clown to sleep
But not in hope forlorn ;
We laid her down to ripen there
• Till the last glorious morn."
Dnre.---At Ringwood, Va.. on Thursday, November 26th,
Rev. JOHN G. IIowELL, in the 43d year of his age.
Rev. H. was a native of Jew Jersey, and united with the
Presbyterian Church at the early ago o 14 years. After
pursuing his collegiate and theological course at Princeton, ,
N. J., he was licensed to preached the Gospel, and imtnez
diately sent out as a missionary to Western Pennsylvania..!
He had labored there two years, when he was called to the
church at. Ringwood, Va., where he remained until his
Brother H. was a laborious and self-sacrificing minister of 1
the Gospel. The field in which he spent most of his minis.
terial life, required much self-denial and labor, all of which .1
he cheerfully endured as a good soldier of Christ, realizing,
with the Apostle, "these light afflictions, which are for a
moment, work out for us a far more exceeding and eternal i
weight of glory." He Waft cut off in the midst of his use- I
fulness, and with the harness on. But the Sabbath before
his death he was in a distant part of his field, conducting
the services of a communion season; was taken wither severe
attack of pleurisy, and was with difficulty able to get home. .
On the morning of his death he was pronounced decidedly
better; but about nine o'clock was suddenly taken much
worse, and in about twenty minutes breathed his last. The
summons, though unexpected, found him ready. His last
worffil Were, My peace is made. lam going to a better I
world." He rests from his labors, and his works do follow
him. 11. W. B. -;
Direr--On the 18th ult., in Spring Township, Mrs. Is=
Baran, wife of Wm. Baird, Esq., in the 49th year of her age.
In her death, her family have lost one who was a wife and ."
a mother indeed ; and the neighborhood have lost a kind
friend. But it Is a consolation to survivors to know, anti',
their loss Is her gain. For a long time She was waiting, in
the hope of the Gospel of Christ, for her summons. Not
cloud came over her prospects. She could always say to in.' l
quirera, that she was ready to depart. .1
The deceased was brought up on Spruce Creek, Hunting-'1
don County, under Presbyterian parentage. She became
connected in the communion of the church there, while it:
was under the pastoral 'are of Bev. Sashimi Hill. For a
number of years, of the last part of her life, she resided
in the neighborhood of Iluntingdon; and was Remember of
the Presbyterian Church, in it. She was faithful in attend
ing to the public worship and ordinances of the Church, till
she was disabled by disease. Her affliction waspulmonary,
attended frequently with violent attacks of neuralgia. She
marked its progress, and saw its certain end, long before It
came. In her affliction. she was remarkeblefor herpatienee
end cheerfulness. Not a murmuring complaintwasattered
by her; and no gloominess nor sadness was on her counte
nance. Several months, perhaps a year or two before her
death, she felt anxiety about her family, some of them hav
ing become adults, lest she should be called away, and none
of them left occupying her place in the Church, as mem•
hers. But she had the satisfaction of seeing three of her
daughters, connected in the communion of the church to
which she was attached. Some of her children were small;
and she was very desirous that they might be able to read
the Bible, before her departure. Her desire, in this respect,
was answered. She could commit all the objects of earthly
affection to the care of her heavenly Father. 0 that all
families, when called to part with near and dear friends,
might have the consolation which that family has, founded
on the Word of Ood, that when the bond of the domestic
relation is broken here, it is to join the blessed society
above, where there is no sorrow, nor sickness, nor death.
CARD—DIFECEMBER, 1850,--TELIC PART..
NERSHIE OF MURKILY & BURCHFIELD expiring,
by limitation, in January next, and anxious to clone out as
far as possible our stork of goods. preparatory . to the forma
tion of a new partnership. we will commence on
MONDAY, tfalf, OF DECEMBER.
Offering our entire stock of goods in 'both wholesale and re
tail rooms, at reduced prices—some of them at a small ad
vance on cost, some of them at cost, and a large portion of
them below cost. This will probably be one of the best op
portunities ever offered in this city for buying good Ooodn at
low prices, at private nale. and we Invite calls from all-want
ing any description of Dry Goods.
Particular attention is invited to our large stock of
In Collars, Sleeves and Sets—all of which have been marked
down to closing out prices.
Also—Cloaks and Cloaking Cloths, Shawls,
LADIES' DRESS GOODS,
In Silks ; De Laines; Cashmeres, de.
It will at once be seen that under the new scale of prices,
we cannot'afoid to sell on aredit , --arid from above date our
sales will be for CASH.
All persons having accounts on our books will oblige by
settlement before the 15th of January. WI we wish to close
the books of the present firm before the let of February.
Fiat.LowAy's PILLS AND OINTMENT.
—To deplete the system by bleeding and violent
purging, is to deprive life's machinery of its motive power.
These great remedies disinfect the blood and the secretions
end cure external and internal complaints, by destroying
their seeds in the vital fluids. Sold at the Manuthetories,
No. 80 Maiden Lane, New York, and No. 244, Strand, Lou
don; and by aDdrug7,lsts, at 25c., 623 , 4 c., and $1 per box or
EAST TARENTLYI, November 29, 1856
'WOMB CAPITAL STOCK OP THE PENN.
SYLVANIA SALT Al itNIIPACT OWING COMPANY.
subscribed and pabtin, is $191,050, and the debts and;liabili
ties 682 795.64. Published according to Act of Assembly.
Affirmed and subscribed.
T. G. FrOLLINGSW)RTH, President
GEORGE TROMPS IN, Treasurer.
INVITE THE ATTENTION OF
the public to the • ' . ' '
PILILADELPHIA HOUSEKEEPING DRY GOODS STORE.
where may be found a large assortment of all kinds
Dry Goods, required in furnishing a house, thus saving'
the trouble usually experienced in hunting such expels*
in various places. In consequence of our giving °lir et
tention to.. this kind of stook, to the exclusion of dress
and fancy goods, we can guarantee our prices "and style,
to be the most favorable in Hoe bearket.
LN LINEN GOODS •
we are able to give perfect askkifaction,, being the OLDSBI
PSTABLIVIOD LINER STONG YR TH2 omv, and having been
for more than twenty years regular importers from some
of:the best manufacturers in Ireland. We offer also a
large stook of
FLANNELS AND MIISLENS,
of the best qualities to be obtained, and at the very lowest
prices. Also, Blankets, Quilts,Shootings, Tickingr, Da.
mask Table Clothe, and Nap kins, Towellinge '
Huckabacs, Table end Piano Covers, Damasks and Mo.
retina, Lace and Muslin. Curtains, Dimities, Furniture
Chihtses3, • w Shadings, &c., &c.
JOHN V. COWELL & SON, •
S. W. corner 017 ERTNUT and SEVENTH Ste.
• apSO•tf Pbiladelpbbt.
RECENT 'ISSUES BY TEE AMERICAN
TRACT SOCIETY, No. 303 Chestnut Street, Philo
Practical Troths, by Rev. A. Alexander, D. D., Professor in
the Theological Seminary, Princeton, N. J., consisting of
his various writings for the American Tract Society, from its
formation in 1625, to his death, in 1851; pp. 396,12m0., with
steel portrait--50 cents, or 70c. gilt.
Family Bible, with Dotes; complete in three velumee.
These brief notes on the Prophets, and more obscure
parts of the Sible, are of great value in giving tb e needed clue
to a right interpretation, and both notes and instructions are
admirably adapted for family worship.
Village Sermons, in large type.
Witty-two plain and short discourses on the principal doc
trines of the Gospel; intended for the use of families, Sun
day Schools,‘or companies assembled fox religious instruc
tion. By Itev. George Snyder. Price SO cents, or $l-00 gilt.
Sketches from Life, beautifully illustrated ; pp. 542, 121 no.;
CO cents, 80c.
Some Jettyrt's Internal Evidence. Price 10 c onto.
Lyttleton's Conversion of Paul. Price 15 cants.
lEgo UHL OVAL4-111000RD CIII.IHATTERN,
have removed to their new store, 281 Wood street, the
doors above nth street, which we have built with the ex
press adaptation to our increased business
The drat floor has been fitted up in modern style, emelt.
irively for our retell trader where will always be found a cora
p/ete assortment of the most fashionable styles of Garda' and
Youths' Riding Rats and Children's Goods adapted to the
aeasons. We shall be pleased to see our friends at our new
The four upper stories are expressly for our Wholesale
Trade, where will be found a full stock of Hata and Cape,
embracing Beaver, Silk, every variety ; Soft, Panama, Leg. born, Braids, and Palm Leaf Hata ; Silk Plush and - Cloth
Cape, and Children's Goods of all kinds.
hierchants visiting our city will find it their interest to er
amine our stock, as our facilities are such as to enable as to
compete with any jobbing hones in the eastern cities.
Art 01. BERT'S ENVELOPE DIAN PFAU'
IL, TORY, 65X South FOURTH Street, below Chestnut
Envelopes, Die Sinking and Engraving, Dies Altered, En
velopee Stamped with Business Cards, Hommopativie Envoi
opee,self sealed and printed directions, Paper Bags for awl.
cultiriste, grocers, se., for putting up garden seeds and
PRINTING of all kinds, viz : Cards, Bill-neads, Cla
ENGRAVING of Visiting and Wedding Cards, with en.
/elopes to fit exactly, of the finest English, French and
Envelopes made to order of any size, quality and de.
cription. Conveyancer's Envelopes for deeds, mortgage;
old papers, &c., made in the best manner by
N. B. Orders sent by Express, or as per agreement
'LOVE PER CENT. SAVING FUND, OF
ju the National Safety Company, incorporated ey the
State of Pennsylvania.
Money Is received in any stun, large or small, aid interest
paid from the day of deposit.
The office is open every day, from 9 o'clock in the morning
till 7 o'clock In the evening, and on Monday and Thursday
evenings till 9 o'clock.
Interest Five Per Cent.
All sums, large or small, are paid back In gold, on demand,
without notice, to any amount.
This SATING FUND now has more than ORI KILLION of dot.
lace, all in Moatosats, Outrun) Raters, and other first class
investments, Ibr the security of depositors.
.115. Office, WALNUT Street, South-West eoiner o Third
AARDa—RAVING TIIISTRD FOR ONE
yaw the eyetem of dealing exclusively In Meurning
and Efotteelteeping Goods, we are now fullyconvinced of the
advantages, both to buyer and seller, which result from it.
We confine ourselves to the above named classes of goods,
and can thus devote more attention to, and put together a
much larger assortment of each class. Our stock includes
no baits, or goods to be sold et cost, involving the necessity
of large profit upon liming, and other articles. Thus, while
the purchaser has the advantage of selecting from a large
assortment, the inducements of low prices, and the certain
ty of getting the very best. quality, is also presented. We
ask the Inspection of our stock by those wanting anti leafs'
our line, and fbeinonildent they cannot fail to be suited, in
goods and pries. BROOKS & COOPER,
w23-tf No. 76 Market Street, Pittsburgh.
MIL RE 111 NM OARING POWDER. OR
AP CHEMICAL YEAST, is a great saving of eggs and
shortening, and far superior to Cream of Tartar, Soda, Sal.
1 0 rattia, or anything else of the kind. Be particular and
ask for Durkee'', if you wish the genuine, and do not want
to be disappointed in having the true article. His signature
is on each canister. Take no other that interested persons
may endeavor to.paire off on you. Durkee's Baking Powder
has been adopted in most of the first class Hotels and lead
ing private families in New York, as the best and only satis
factory article. It is guaranteed to please. Sold by the
beet Grocers, Druggists and Country Storekeepers through.
out the Union, and at wholesale, by
REHN & EVERETT,
felB-lyj No. 78 North FRONT Street. Pbßadelphia.
011 N MAESII, MASONIC TEMPLE,
CHESTNUT Street, above Seventh, Philadelphia. The
largest PIANO FORTE, MELODEON, and MUSIC STORE
in the United States. Wholesale and RetaiL
Sir Branch at U 7 MARKET street, Wilmington, Dol.
Boardman, Gray Co.'s celebrated Doles Campana Plano
Fortes, of Albany; Jacob Chlckering's, of Boston ; Bennett
& Co.'s, of New York; F. P. Borns', of Albany; Ely & &tun
ger'e, of New York; J. Marab ' a, of Ph ladelphia; A. W.
Ladd & Co.'s, of Boston ; 0. W. Fisk & Co 'a Premium Melo
deons, Ansonia; Carhart, Needham & 'Co.'s, New York;
George A. Prince & New York; Steinway & SOn'e
Piano Tortes, of New York ; William Miller* of New York;
and other diatingrdshed makes, constantly on band.
/NUM PLACE; TO BUY FINIS WATCHER,
JEWELRY, BLUSTER WARN and FANCY GOODS
W. B. ELTONREAIPB
Watch, Jewelry, and Silver Ware Store, No. 184 8.
SECOND Street, between Pine and Union, west aide, Philada.
where you will find a large assort ment of the above
named goods: also, Plated Oommunion Service, Tea.
Setts, Oake Baskets, Castors, Spoons, Forks, At:. All
kinds of Watches, Jewelry, and Silver Were, made to
orderand repaired. deduction made to Clergymen.
ta, I will sell my goods AB low as can be had in the city.
GIFT BOOKS AND UOLIDAY GOODS.—
B. 0. COOHRANWS HOLIDAY OARD, 1856-'57.
tthe attention of my customers, and others, IslasNed to the
stock of Books, and numerous articles, opened for the Holi
01.F2 BOOHS—Elegantly illustrated, and handsomely
bound Standard, Poetical. and New Works, recently issued
for the Holidays, by various Eastern houses. New Books
from A. S. S. Union, ,kc. E. C. 00CHRANE,
dol3 No. 6 Federal Street, Allepheny.
ii - OHN M. HARPB R, ILIEPORTICR OP
p wATogNs, No. 104 01111401eNUT Stmt. otoomd
ctory, Philadelphia. jaa64y
aIOHN B. BVPADDEN & SON, 98 BLARRET
STREET, Pittsburgh', dashing In Wedelns, Jewelry, and
Silver Were. Inj/0-tr
CA 8 D.—JAMES 11. BRISCOE, DEN.
TUT. 247 WALNUT Streat, .hove .Ntsitbh Phil*
The Berm la published weekly, In the cities of Pltte•
b urgh and Philadelphia, and is adapted to general elroulation
in the Presbyterian Church.
01,1IBR of twenty, and upwards,
DELIVERED in either of the cities,
ADVERTISEMENTS; In Advance
For eight lines, or lees, one insertion 50 cents; each sub
sequent insertion, 25 cents. Each additional line, beyond
eight, 8 cents for every insertion.
For eight lines, three months, $3.00. Each additional line
For eight lime, One Year, $lO.OO. Each additional line $l.
Canna of two lines ' , $6 A year, and $1 for each add!•
Busmen NVEICIITS. of ten lime or less, One Dollar. tech
additional line, 5 c‘nt 1.
*l®" COMMIIIIICILtiOw recommendatory of Invention, Me.
&al Practice, Sohoola, &c. &c., being designed for the ,pecu
niary benefit of Individuals, should be paid for es Thaemete
Ream by mail, where no good pportnnity is otherwise
st hand. Drafts or notes of the larger denominations are
preferable, where they can be conveniently obtained.
iiimThonrsrions taken by Rev. 8. Guitcan, 71 Wein Payette
Street, Baltimore. .1. D. affluents, Req., and Jas. A. Irwin,
Reg., Presbyterian rooms No. 45 St. Clair arrest, Pitts
burgh. Rev. R. H. lillchirdson, of Chicago. J. ft. Copes,
M. D., New Orleans.
PASTORS sending ne twenty subscribers and upward!
will be thereby entitled to a paper without charge.
N.D. When Presbyterian families are verimuch disrperied,
hey may be accommodated at the Club price, even though a
ew of the twenty be wanting. Let all be supplied, if possi
ole. The PODS we shall Amor, to our utmoatability. Let Neu
supply be sum, but every paper paid for...
For Two Dollars paid, we will send Seventy numbers; or
for One Dollar, Thirty-three numbers. This la for the Bake of
*** IT credit is extended (we "bib It may not be needful to
give credit) the CONDITION is Two Dollare,after the third
month, and Two Dollars and Fifty cents, at the end of the
year. These are but customary prices for other Isperl.
If Pastore, in making up clubs, find some pe.eous not
ready to pay at once, theymay jet send on the names, at the
:Club price, on their own nwponsfbility to pay,us shortly. It
is desirable that clubs date their subscription periods at the
'mune time.' DAVID. Mu .11=1 ISlNBY,Proprletor.
TTH UNDEHAIHNIND HAN BEEN AP
POINTED Receiving Agent and Treasurer, for the fol.
lowing Church enterprises, in the Synods of PITTSBURGH,
ALLEGHENY, WHEELING, AND OHIO, vie:
The General Assembly's BOARD OF DOMESTIC MIS
SIONS; the General Assembly's BOARD OF EDUCATION;
the General. Assembly's CHURCH EXTENSION COMMIT
TEE, (St. Louts); and the FUND FOR SUPERANNUATED
MINISTERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.
Correspondents will please address him as below, stating
distinctly the Presbytery and Church, from which contribu
tions are sent; and when areceipt is required by malt, the
name of the post office and County.
As heretofore monthly reports will be made thieugh the
Presbyterian Bhmer anti Advocoteandthe HstatandlimVn
Becord. J. D. WILLIAMS, Treasurer,
Presbyterian Rooms, 415 St. Clair Shiest,
my 24 Pittsburgh, Pa.
NOT ES ON THE GOSPELS—BY HELANG.
111 TUGS W.JACGRUS, D. D. 3 vets ,I2mo. $2.25. Vol.
1., Matthew; vol. U., Mark and Luke; vol. M., john. The
volumes sold separately—price 75 cts. each.
. Dirty Toss, February,lBs4.
Having bad occasion to examine the Notes oo the Gospels,
by tbe Rev. M. W. Jacobus, N.D., we have no hesitation in
recommending them, as sound in their doctrine, anti Judi
clout in their exposition. As many erroneous ooks are
abroad, we particularly desire this valuable,Commentary. to
have circulation in our churches and schools.
JOHN 51. KREBS, .
JAMES. W. ALEXANDER,
JOHN O. LOWRIE.
This work is characterized by sound learning, sound doc
trine, and lucid statements, a pleasant style, and the most
serious spirit of piety. It is much needed.
JOSEPH T. SMITH,
Will. B. ?LIBBER.
I consider that I would be doing service to the cause of
pure religion, Scriptural theology, and saving piety, could I
contribute to the introduction of Prof. Jacoby:W[l NOtesinto
the families, Sabbath Schools, and Bible Classes of outland.
BOSTON Sonsax, London.
I am especially delighted to find that you persevere with'
your Commentary on the New Testament; and from its ad.-
mirablo execution, I am not surprised, although verybappy
to learn, that the former volumes have gone through so
many editions. • JAMES HAMiLToN.
ST. Loins, MO.
In my opinion, you are doing for the Church and the
cause of truth, a very valuable service, in the preparation
and publication of your Commentaries on the New Testa
ment. They flit a place which it is most important to have
fdled. They are read by the members of Bible Classes, and
by teachers, and by pupils in Sabbath Scheele, because in
them they find, in a few words, the expoiltion and informa
tion they are seeking; and for the sante raison, they will
Sind a general circulatiom N. L. RICE.
NOTICES OP THE PRESS
This Commentary is destined, as we believe, to a very
wide circulation. It is the fruit of protracted and laborious
studies, by one who joins to a thorough Oriental and Ribli•
cal scholarship, the spirit of a humble mind. It is fall of
comprehensive, profound, and spiritual views of truth. For
purposes of Sunday School instruction, it combines Several
advanteges never • before offered to the public in a book of
this kinu, which will give it the pre-eminence in the eyes of
Sabbath School teachers, while its correct exposition, and
simple, clearriews the truth, will endear ft to every pious
To a mind vigorous by original endowment, be adds the
varied stores of sacred learning, analytical powers of &high
order, a sound judgment, a severe literary taste, a deektoned
piety, an earnest love of truth, a familiarity with Biblical
places, objects, and customs, from personal observation;
while the style in which he clothes his thought. is clear,
strong, compact, and epigrammatic.--Bibliotheca Sacra.
The 'good taste, the correct and varied scbolarsbip, the
sound judgment, and the attractive piety exhibitedin them,
(the aeries,) make it not only a duty, but a pleasure, to com
mend the work to those Who desire to study the'beeord of
the Saviour's earthly lifo.—Princeton Review, Oct., 1856.
Tho literature of this Gospel (John) has, of late, become
exceedingly mob, and gives to a recent commentator care
advantages. • • • He (Dr. Jacobus) gives the result of
critical study, without critical details, thereby rendering his
Notes more generally useful. From our examination, we
hesitate not to pronounce it in advance of any other Amer
ican work on the subject.—Southern Methodist Aeritio.
This third Volume; containing the Gospel of John. has
been long looked for with expectation, by all who have pe
rused the two that preceded it. The learned Professor has
well maintained his reputation; hiselneidations of the most
important portion of revelation being marked by the same
extensive research, clear judgment, happy, illustration,
comprehensiveness, and earnestness, which are so clam
terlatic of his former efforts.—Toroutc: Globe.
The large and increasing circulation of these Notes,
shows how much such a work was a want in our Church,
and is, at the same time, a tribute to the value of the Com
His protlekincy in the science of hermeneutics, his exten
sive acquaintance with the labors of others in the same de
partment, and his knowledge of history, sacred and profane,
furnishing him the materials for illustration very copiously
—in connexion with his correct doctrinal views, andearnest
devotional spirit, CilXlllo, fall to render him a favorite expos.
itor with all who desire to learn the way of God more, er
reedy, and to possess the moans of defending the Gospel of
Christ, against the innumerable weenier of open and covert
QUESTION BOONS ON THE ABOVE.
Volume I.—Matthew, . • . $1.50 per.dezen.
n.—Mark, . . . . 1.50
111.—Luke, . . . . 1.50
IV.—John, . . . L5O
These Questions, 80 highly commended, are acknowledged
to be the best in use. They draw out the reuse of the ima
gine, so as to interest the pupil. They also introduce the
Questions of the Westminster Catechism most attractively.
Such ea have learned the Catechism are here exercised in it,
in connexion with the Scripture passages which prove and
illustrate it; while to those who know nothing of the Cate ,
chism the questions taken front' it are always of the beat
kind. and can be answered in their own words.
a We have adopted the Notes and Questions in our Sab
bath School, and are just about onlehing the first volume.
They have our most unqualified approval. The Catechism
is happily Introduced, enabling many to learn and become
familiar with it., without making it an 'unpleasant task—
which is an iruportantconsideration. I hope it may hav
au extensive circulation in Sabbath Schools."—[M. N r.were
Superintendent of Female Sabbath School, Central Church,
Philadelphia, Jan. 9, 1854.1
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