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c rowned w,:11 Lis loviug-kiudness the unkind
and the u nthankful!
Ira deficiencies have we to mourn
over: ]low small the progress we have
„t, in holiness, notwithstanding we have
hod the Bible, and the Sabbath, and Chris
tian institutions, and a throne of grace, and
the proffered aid of the Holy Spirit! How
many opportunities for self-improvement and
usefulness, have been lost ! We may have
met with losses during the year ; but there
are no earthly losses to be compared with
lost means of grace, and lost opportunities
for doing good.
e all hope to be spared to enter upon a
new year. Let us prepare to tinter upon it
in the fear of the Lord. With an honest
scrutiny of the past; with penitence for sin,
and faith in the atoning blood of Christ;
with a full recognition of the fact, that we
are not our own, but have been bought with
a price, let us prepare to enter upon the new
- tar with a fixed purpose to glorify God with
• bodies and our spirits, which are his.
For tbe Presbyterian Banner and Advocate.
Death of Rev. John Brittain.
MINERAL POINT, Deo. 15.
REV. DR, M.' KINNEY am pained to
you that another standard-bearer has
John Brittain, of the Presbytery of
ebago, died at the house of Rev. B.
ips, Mineral Point, on Saturday, the
iust., of consumption. Brother B.
as a missionary to Wisconsin, a little
.e than six years ago. He has labored
luously in preaching, in teaching, and in
Sabbath School cause, all the time his
tith would permit. His ereat desire was
build up his Master's kingdom here in
new field. But his work is done; he
entered on his reward. He died with-
a struggle, while uttering the eon
og words, "I have no pain; no fear;
is well." So may we all.
Yours truly, B. PHILLIPS.
to Poor—Kindness—lncident Esils—A Difficulty
—Romanist Beneficiaries and Protestant Means
—Startling Statements—The Streets.
NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 1856.
M. EDITOR :—" The Association for
tproving the Condition of the Poor," is
ie of the most efficient remedial agencies
this city. Its managers embrace some
' the most intelligent and excellent of our
.tizens. Its patrons are from almost all
Aigious denominations, Its field of opera.
ons is the whole city and county; while
enjoys the service of the moat faithful
td competent corps of visitors that can
'baps be organized. In the language of
Thirteenth Annual Report, recently
This Association was organ.
for the express purpose of meeting the
ritable wants of the city. Its arrange
its have been specially adapted to the
,ual exigencies of the population, both
and poor, however concentrated or
wed. Its three hundred and eighty-one
.ors, distributed over the entire city and
sty, stand ready and are pledged to care
all persons sent to them, promptly, dis.
, tly, humanely, according to the actual
it or demerit of each applicant, and the
:a of the Association. In fact, hardly
thing can be more complete than its pro
tons for the relief of the needy. Not
it undertakes to care for all classes of
poor, but it allows none to suffer if they
receive its aid, or follow its suggestions.
visitor is restricted to his own section,
is so limited as to admit of his care
,peivision, while he aims to counsel the
ant and reclaim the vicious, as well as
ted the hungry and clothe the naked.
chief aim of the Association is to help
deserving poor, who through sickness,
ity, bereavement, and other causes, have
reduced to sudden and temporary exi
les. Chronic cases, recent emigrants,
tnate mendicants, with all vicious char- ;
s, it hands over to other institutions, or
public authorities. Were its plans'
ttly executed, and its 'suggestions uni
.ly adopted, it would suppress vagrancy
beggary, diininish intemperance, indo
-Id ignorance, which are fruitful causes
!rty and suffering, and great barriers to
'ulness. As it is, with all its complete
' design and vigorous execution, with
m0r...1 influence and material aid,
ing the past year to more than fifty
)u,,and dollars, in the opinion of some
, e been most cordially identified with
,tions, it is a question whether its in
evils do not counter-balance its
results. With all the caution
be exercised, great numbers learn
upon its aid instead of their own ex
, The intemperate and the vicious
its benefactions by every possible
and deception. The very children
to account the wretched parents are
tea assisted, are only reduced thereby
; hopeless degradation, by being kept
under their influence, while a pre
is afforded to indolence, vice and ig
which propagate themselves through
.y agency intended. These evils are'
table, but they hardly authorize the
ttion of the Association. The wheat
tares grow together in this world,
is too much to require perfection in
tsures, or unmixed good in its results.
to do with one of the most difficult
problems; how to administer alms
encouraging pauperism? and it is
,rising that it has failed to find a
,e solution. Where poverty abounds,
• community, self-preservation unites
mity and religion, in pleading for
Some agency must be employed:
:extant churches care for their own
ata for others that come within
Lnfittenm Public institutions, estab
, by legltl or voluntary charity, pro
for the wants of various classes. Still
are tens of thousands unresehed by
who must suffer unless aid is fur- 1
'in their extremity. Indiscriminate I
on ly aggravates the evil it seeks to
iy. There is every probability that ,
money bestowed on the street beggar,
lrer wretched his appearan ce or harrow
tis story, will confirm him in idl eness
vagrancy, if not in intempera nce and
;ious,oess. The really deserving are the
,o reveal their wants or to accept assist
while it is not misfortune so much as
inagement or vice that entails poverty
luffering, What better thing can be
, then, with applicants for charity, than
•ect them to visitors of this Avociation.
were possible personally to investigate
condition, it would be wise to employ
,rior skill and experience in doing . it;
without much practice and discrimina
, even with these, the benevolent are
',,antly liable to imposition. Then what
'newer we have in this Association to the
I that our churches do nothing for the
itute and - vicious. It is the offspring of
churches, as its visitors and resources
tlmost entirely drawn frotn their mem-
Through' its agency our churches do,
sense, expiere the whole slty ; white
such as cannot l'e relieved ;ram it:; funds
....e helped by other methefis, which are
th meelves the fruits of Christianity.
It appears frcm the Report of the Asso
ciation that seventy-five per cent. of its
beneficiaries are Romanists, while less than
one per cent. of its pecuniary means came
froal persons of that faith. Protestants, nod
even Jews, sustain their own poor; but Re
monists, who boast that " Charity is only
carried out in its fuloess by the Holy
Church," leave tens of thousands of their
po ,1 to perish, except for the relief they re
ceive from heretics ! ! This statement has
aroused the ire of the Freeman's Journal,
which affirms that hundreds of Ct'tholies
are constantly engaged in visiting the sick
and poor, and that they contribute very
large sums to that object. It complains,
too, that a poor woman was refused aid by
one of the visitors,
when she said she was a
"Catholic," and told "to go to her Church"
for relief. Now, Romanists certainly succeed
in raising large sums of money professedly for
benevolent objects. At a Fair, held a few
weeks ago in the Crystal Palace, theynetted,
for example, thirty-three or five thousand
dollars for one of their Hospitals, though
they boasted that a good proportion of it
was given by Protestants. They have
schools connected with their churches, and
an Asylum for Orphans. Their priests and
Sisters of Charity are found in our prisons,
almshouse and hospitals; but do these labors
exhaust their resources, or excuse their neg
lect of the tens of thousands of emir Church
who are left to the charity of Protestants I
They would, indeed, have a heavy burden
to bear, should they extend relief to all the
destitute and degraded within their' body;
for Popery and Pauperism are inseparable
in all countries.. But they ought not to
withhold a helping hand from others who
undertake to aid them, when boasting of
their superior charity, and possessed of am
as is seen in their costly
churches, and numerous convents, colleges,
and academies. They prefer, however, to
expend their money in ways which they
think will further the interests of their
Church more effectively than by giving alms
to degraded and suffering thousands attached
to their communion ; and then why should
it be thought a heinous sin to send a Cath
olic: woman "to her Church" for relief !
It is the very measure the Association
would adopt with a Protestant who claimed
to be in communion with one of its denomi
nations. It does not profess to give to every
body; while it recognises, as our churches
do, themselves, their imperative obligation
to provide for their own poor. There was
no partiality or severity in this direction ;
and it is a little surprising therefore that
one of our daily papers should condemn it
as unauthorised and sectarian. Let the
principle be enforced with Romanists, as
well as with others, and there would be lit
tle call for such an organization even in the
There are some statements respecting the
extent and increase of pauperism among us,
of startling interest. Last year, for exam
ple, 346,518 persons were gratuitously re
lieved in this State, of which number 231,
500, or two thirds, were assisted by the pub
lic institutions of this city. While of these
again, 181,900, or nearly SO per cent., were
of foreign birth. Nor is there any proba
bility this evil will diminish. On the other
band, the census of the State from 1831 to
1851, shows that while the population in
these twenty years increased 61 per cent.,
pauperism increased 700 per cent. That is,
in 1831 there was one pauper to every one
hundred and twenty-three persons, and in
1851, one to every twenty-four persons ;
while this year there ia one to every seven
teen persons. "At this ratio it will require
but fifteen years, and there will be one pau
per to every five persons." Indeed, if we
proceed a little farther, and faster, the whole
State, with all its wealth and intelligence,
will be sunk in pauperism At this day, in
fact, it is only too true that it is in this re
spect more burdened than ill-fated Ireland
itself! for in proportion to their respective
ratios of population, there are about two
paupers in this State to one in Ireland !
The explanation is obvious; Ireland, as well as
other countries, has emptied her poor
on our docks ; felons too, as well as paupers.
But who shall provide the remedy which
cannot be furnished by the millions of dol
lars, or thereabouts, imposed by tax upon our
citizens the last year for their relief ? They
need the Gospel, with its refining and sav
ing influences, to fit them to be safe and use
ful citizens, vs well as to guide them in the
path to heaven. But most of them will per
ish in ignorance, or abandon themselves to
crime and error, though the next genera
tion, we may hope, will become American
ized and enlightened, if not truly converted
The rigours of Winter, which have been
on us for a few days, are suggestive of suf
fering among the poor; but those who have
occasion to pass through our streets experi
ence a positive suffering from the misman
agement of the city government. Street
cleaning has become a tradition among us.
It was once practiced, and may be known
again in "the good time coming ; " but the
pulverized granite and filth, horde on the
cutting winds, and obscuring the very heav
ens, remind us most painfully of its discon
tinuance. The distress of eyes and lungs,
the waste of goods and garments, must be
enormous; and beside the discomfort and
even disease inflicted, would justify a larger
expenditure than the two or three hundred
thousand dollars appropriated for their clean
ing. This sum however, has long ago been
exhausted; though according to a recent
veto of our Mayor, it was exorbitant. The
work might have been done better and for
two hundred thousand dollars less than it has
coet. Indeed, in the view of some, it might be
made to yield a revenue to the city. But
our officials proceed upon the plan of put
ting money in their pockets, honestly if they
eau, dishonestly if they must; while the
people grumble a little at their burdens, but
on the whole, bear them with exemplary pa
tience and good nature. A. change of offi
cers, it was hoped, from time to time, would
give relief; but hope deferred hae almost
made the heart sick; since we have oul)
changed the place or the men to keep the.
pain ; and shall continue as we are until the.
burdens become absolutely intolerable.
Yours, &c., B.
For the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate.
few days ago Messrs. Wm. Taylor and D.
Sloan called at my house and handed me a purse,
containing $76.00, stating that it was a present
from the ladies of my congregation, which had
been intrusted to them for delivery. lam sin
cerely thankful for it, not only as an act of min
itr'Y to my wants, but as an evidence of their at
taelime.nt to the Divine Master, whose cause I am
endeavoring, amidst many infirmities, to promote
It rosy seem late, but I hope not improper, to
doknowlvig n in this connexion, a similar act of
generosity, rec^ived about eighteen months ago,
from some of the zentlemen of my congregation,
who tendered me $5O for the payment of my note
of that amount, previously given for liquidating
the debt of the Western Theological Sernicary.
These evidences of the consideration and sym
pathy of my people, greatly encourage me, and my
desire is, that my labors among them, in word and
doctrine, may, be blessed to their spiritual edifica
tion. ADAM Tosßiams.
New Attgoidrioti Dee., /850.
THIS PRESBYTERIAN BANNER AND ADVOCATE.
WASHINGTON, Dee. J 2, 185 G.
The argumsnt in the 11 , ssouri case, which Con
mnekl four consecutive 64y.5, was concluded on
Thursday, by Mr. George T. Curtis, of Boston, in
an able effort sustaining the constitutionality
of the Missouri Compromise, and asserting the
unqualified power of Congress to legielate for the
Territories. This cause has attracted unusual
interest and attention, from the magnitude of the
principles involved. It has now been twice and
elaborately argued, with a formidable array of
ability on both sides, and under suchcircumstauces,
it is hoped, the Court will meet the real issue at
stake, and not by a collateral one of jurisdiction
only, determine Merits of the greatest and most
imposing character ever presented to this tribunal.
It is not to he disguised, that the sectional strifes
which have in one form or other developed their
influence upon almost every department of the
Government, have also, in a degree, impressed
themselves upon this forum of last resort. A
majority of the Court is composed of Southern
men, and with the best disposition to be upright
and impartial, it is almost impossible that they
can have mingled personally among the scenes of
recent excitements ; can have heard all the angry
discussions, and seen their whole people intensely
agitated; without receiving some share of the
pervading sentiment. They are entitled, there
fore, to some allowance for this contact, just as
those on the other side are, for adopting different
opinions. If the Supreme Court would meet the
question of the constitutionality of the Missouri
Compromise squarely, and defend it upon the
just ground on which it reposed unquestioned, for
more than the third of century, much would be
done to silence the voice of faction, and toward
restoring peace to a disturbed country. A half
way measure will not aoccomplish that end, while
an adverse decision would excite hostility against
the Court itself. The judgment will not be ren
dered for several weeks to mime.
In rebuking the movement for the revival of
the (slave trade, the House of Representatives did
itself honor; and the more so, because the propo
sition emanated from a high-toned Southern man,
and was finally accepted by the whole body of the
Southern members, with eight exceptions only.
Exception was taken to the language of the orig
inal resolution, offered by Mr. Etheridge, of Ten
nessee, because it was supposed to contain a di
rect reflection upon the Governor of South Caro
; but when.the sense of the House had been
taken, Mr. Orr, of South Carolina, offered another
substantially embodying the same sentiment, but
omitting the imputed reflections on his State.
This expression will go out to the civilized world
as an almost unanimous deprecation of a traffic,
at the very name of which humanity shudders,
and which is traditionally associated with all the
bloody horrors of the middle passage. It was
becoming in the popular branch of Congress to
emphasize its rebuke of the bare suggestion, in
a form which at once affirms the impossibility of
any legislative countenance, and at the same
time serves as a lasting moral reprobation of the
object, which no future House will dare to ex
punge. In this respect, the work was worthy of
the best days of the Republic, and is a memora
ble triumph over the spirit of fanaticism and
The Senate struck out so much of the resolu
tion passed by the House, as subscribed for fifteen
thousand copies of g , Dr. Kane's Explorations,"
leaving him only the cheap compliment of a
medal. Considering his sacrifices, and the in
different recognition of the Government of valu
able services, this small exhibition of affected
economy was altogether unworthy. While the
States of Europe, and the learned Societies, and
the great men f science, have vied with each
other in doing honor to our countryman, as one
whose intrepidity and genius have planted the
American flag in the Arctic circle, far beyond the
point where human feet had before trod, or hu
man eyes had ever scanned, his own country has
not only recoiled from a justappreciation of these
labors, but insultingly refused them even a just
meed of reasonable consideration. The efforts
of Mr. Brodhead, one of the Senators from Penn
sylvania, were most conspicuous and untiring in
producing this result; and he may realize, in a
few weeks more, that the people of the State,
peaking through the Legislature, will not pa
tiently submit to this unprovoked injustice.
Millions of dollars are now annuals , squandered
by Congress in publishing valueless compilations
at the public expense. Partiality and relation
ship have succeeded in carrying on this system,
for the benefit of a favored few, who have inter
ested advocates on the floor of the Senate and
House ; yet, when it is proposed to afford some
tokens of recompense for perils encountered, and
I benefits conferred, the conscience of these same
gentlemen rebels. Ob, consistency, thou art a
The Postmaster General has very properly re
duced the postage on single letters to Panama,
• from twenty to ten cents. He was induced to in
vestigate this subject, upon representations made
by the officers and crew of the United States
sloop of 'war St. Mary's, now stationed there. By
the present postage law, the rate for any distance
exceeding two thousand five hundred miles, is
twenty cents on single letters ; and when the line
was first established via Havana, Panama ex
ceeded that distance, and was charged accord
. ingly. It was found, however,
ment, that the direct line from New York to As
pinwall, brought it within the limitation, and,
consequently, the reduction was at once made.
• Thus far, the Committee of Ways and Means
have labored earnestly to bring in all the regular
Appropriation Bills, so as to get them well out of
the way before the usual demonstrations are made
for tacking on outside schemes. One of the great
errors of legislation has been the postponement
of these supplies ordinarily, until the closing days
of each session, thus allowing opportunities for
spoliation on the last houis, which could not have
happened, had it been necessary to present inde
pendent measures. The Treasury is overflowing;
and the aim of the many speculators who have
now assembled here, is to deplete it by the most
plausible schemes and contrivances. There is,
however, 'more vigilance excited than common;
and the flagrant manner in which pillage has been
carried on heretofore, has roused a purpose of
• exposure and resentment, which cannot fail to
produce beneficial results.
As little legislation is attempted during the
holidays, and Congress usually meets at intervals
of three days, it is suggested that n joint resolu
tion should be passed, for a recess until the open
ing of the new year. Nothing but the apprehen
' don of complaint from offended constituencies
will deter the attempt. If Congress should meet,
! the performance will be little more than a farce,
since it will be difficult to retain a quorum in either
As yet, no reliable revelations have been made
in regard to the composition of the incoming Ad
ministration. Since Mr. Buchanan's visit to
Philadelphia, he haS been surrounded by swarms
of anxious patriots, all willing to relieve him of
the responsibility of administering the Govern
ment, and especially of the trouble of making up
his own Cabinet Council. This officious intrusion
is doubtless appreciated at its full value. The
President elect is conscious of the embarrassments
by which he is encompassed ; and if his instinc
tive perceptions were not sufficiently acute, the
conflicting advice which has been poured in, must
bave convinced him long ago, how materially he
must. rely upon his own resources. One great diffi
culty besetting his path at the outset, is the fact,
that in almost every State where he received
a majority, his party is divided by rival interests,
each contending for supremacy. In the South,
which voted in nearly solid phalanx, the ex
treme sentiment predominates, because it is the
sentiment of the strong-willed and determined
leaders. Objectinn is raised against every man
who is supposed likely to attract Mr. Buchanan's
attention, if he inclines to moderate and conserva
tive views. Hence, Mr. Cobb, of Georgia, and
Mr. Johnson, of Tennessee, and others suggested
in this connexion, have been pursued with no
little animosity and prejudice. To prefer one di
vision, is surely to offend the other. And so it is,
also, in the Northern States, though in a less in
tensified.' degree, outside of New York and Penn
sylvania. Consequently, the task of discrimina
tion between these opposing elements is an em
barrassing one, requiring the utmost discretion
and determination. All good men will hope, how
ever they may differ in politics with Mr. Bu
chanan, that he will steer clear of the shoals
which now threaten him, and be able to start his
Administration with the confidence and favor of
the whole country. At least, such is the sin
oere wish of
Tun bequest of Anson G. Phelps, deceased, of
New York, of $lOO,OOO to found a free college in
Liberia, conditioned upon a similar amount being
raised by others, is likely to be obtained. The
materials for erecting a college at Monrovia ure
now on their way to that place. The presi
dent of that institution (ea-President Roberts)
has been appointed. 'in addition to the bequest
of the late Mr. Phelps, we believe that a fund of
about twenty thousand dollars has already been ob
tained, and efforts will soon be made in the sever
al States to bring up the amount required by the
will. The plea Othe college is more than in em
OUR THANKS are tendered to Hon. David R.
Ritchie, Representative in Congress, for a
copy of the Patent Office Report for 1855.
This subject, introduced with a recommendation
for its revival, by some zealous sectionalists, is
likely to meet with but little favor in any por
tion of the country. We last week noted the op
position of the Southern press generally, both
religious and political, and that the subject
had been laid on the table by the Southern Con
vention, and deferred by the Legislature of South
Carolina. We are now enabled to add a very
summary disposition of it in the Rouse of Repre
sentatives in Congress.
On the 15th inst., Mr. Etheridge, of Tennessee,
submitted the following resolution, which was
read for the information of members:—
Resolved, That this House regard all suggestions
or propositions of every kind, by whomsoever
made, for the revival of the African Slave Trade,
as shocking to the moral sentiment of the enlight
ened portion of mankind ; and any act on the part
of Congress, legislating or concurring in or legal
izing that horrid and inhuman traffic, would justly
subject the United States to the reproach of all civ
ilized and Christian people throughout the world.
Leave was granted to offer it, by a vote of one
hundred and forty to fifty-three. A demand for the
previous question was sustained by thirty-six ma
jority, and the main question ordered by forty-one
majority. A motion to lay the resolution on the
table was disagreed to—yeas, seventy-one, nays
one hundred and thirty-seven.
Mr. Etheridge's resolution was then adopted—
yeas one hundred and fifty-two, nays fifty-seven.
We see the vote of Mr. Florence of rennsyl
vania in the negative; a distinction by no means
The condemnation of the traffic being so strong
and indignant, induced many members to vote
against it. Then,
Mr Orr of S. C., under a suspension of the
rules, submitted a resolution that it is inexpedient,
unwise, and contrary to the Bottled policy of the
United States to repeal the laws prohibiting the
African slave trade.
The resolution was adopted—yeas one hundred
and fifty-three; nays, Messrs. Barksdale, Bennett,
of Miss., Brooks, Keitt, Quitman, Shorter, Walk
er and Wright of Miss.—eight.
The traffic thus has the sanction of but eight
votes in the House. This is a signal condemna
tion, and must tend to allay any excitement
which was likely to arise on the subject. But
eight votes in Congress ! The N. Y. Times says
seven, and leaves out Kr. Quitman's name from
the above list.
The Portland Adveriiser states that there are in
that city five thousand believers in Spiritualism.
Mr. Joseph Jackson, formerly of Cincinnati,
is the Postmaster General of the Sandwich
'One thousand barrels of flour from New Orleans,
were recently landed at Havana. The duty was
$9.85 per barrel.
ST. PAUL, MENNESOTA.-By a census recently
taken, the population of this city amounts to
DUBUQUE, lOWA.—The population of this flour
ishing town, according to a census just taken by
the Board of Education, amounts to 12,424
The Roman Catholic authorities have recently
refused permission for the intermen of the remains
off' a Portuguese Protestant in Madeira, and the
body had to be thrown into the sea.
Conwrnarerrs.—We learn that counterfeit 10'
on the Ilarrisburg.Bank have made their appear
ance, and are executed with sufficient skill to de
ceive persons who are not familiar with the gen
uine notes. •
The years of the greatest speculation in Western
lands, have been 1835, in which 12,566,000 acres
were sold; 1886, in which the sales were 20,074
870 acres. In 1855 the land sales again arose to
12,000,000 acres, and in 1856 to 40,000,000
Pennsylvania courts have decided that the pro
vision of luvi which entitles a widow to three hun
dred dollars from the husband's estate, in prefer
ence to creditors, is not affected by her husband
" waiving theexemption" on ajudgment obtained
against him before her widowhood.
Senator Pugh submitted to the Senate on the
11th, a proposition, described by the telegraphic
reporter as •• for the survey of the Ohio river and
its tributaries, as a continuation of the grand sys
tem of the River and Harbor improrments,inaug
urated at the last session of Congress."
The storm of Sunday last was "heard of" in
all quarters in the West. The Steubenville Her
ald gives a summary of stables, sheds fences,
trees, &c., laid down there, and says: "We have
learned that the Presbyterian Church at Paris, Pa.,
was blown down on yesterday—nearly all the
chimney tops tumbled from dwellings. The
Methodist Church at Cumberland, blown down to
the foundation, 3:c."
GrOTERNMENT FINANCES.—During the quarter
ending the 30th of November, the receipts into the
United States Treasury were $21,025.431, includ
ing $20,677,740 frcim customs ; and the expendi
tures during the same time amounted to $18,675,-
113, including $902,095 paid on account of the
public debt and Texas indemnity.
A letter from GovernOr Geary to a friend in
Washington City, D. C., estimates the population
of the Territory at about twenty-five thousand,
and says that there is a decided sentiment pre
vailing among the inhabitants throughout the
whole Territory in opposition to the introduction
of slavery in their midst, the mass of the settlers
believing it to be their interest to have Kansas
admitted as a free State. This opinion is not en
tertained alone by those persons who have come
from the North, but is held generally without re
gard to sections, and some of the prominent in
advocating it are Southern men.—Ex.
Property in Lawrence is said to be worth fifty
per cent. more than before the administration of
Gov. Geary was inaugurated.
Sr. Louts, Dec. 17.—g01. Titus ' from Kansas,.
arrived yesterday with one hundred men, en route
DR. MCKINNEY—Dear Sir:—We had a notice
some time ago, in your excellent paper, of tr Mu
sical Convention 'to he held in Leechburg, under
the direction •of Prof. S. H. Nott, of New York.
Perhaps it may be interesting to those who read
that notice, to know something about the Con
We met on Tuesday, the 21st of October, in
pursuance of said notice. The Convention was
organized by electing Rev. George Ehrenfield
President, Dr. J. S. Marshall, Secretary, and
Wm. James, Treasurer. After which, Mr. Nott
commenced to drill about one hundred and fifty
singers—a pretty large class of ladies and gen
A CALK OBSERVER
Teti s p i tparttral
The Slave Trade.
For the Preebyterlan Banner and Advocate
Musical Convention. .
Miss Nott presided at the Piano ; and although
she was a stranger, and amongst strangers, she
appeared perfectly at home.
On Friday, a business meeting was appointed,
when Rev. L. M. Graves, - Rev. George Ehrenfield,
A. Gordon, Esq., and Wm. James, were appoint
ed a Committee on Resolutions.
The closing Concert was given at 7 o'clock P. M.
A crowded house of ladies and gentlemen-lis
tened with much attention and enthusiasm during
the whole performances. The first part of the
evening was occupied in giving the different 'styles
of Church Mimic, Anthems, and Chanting. The
second part tonsisted of Glees, Quartettes, Trios,
Ducts, Solos, Choruses, &c. The manner in
which new music was taken up and read at first
sight, spoke well for the cultivation and knowledge
of the singers, as well as the professional skill of.
Messrs. William and John James, and H. M'll
wain, who have been successfully laboring in this
section, as music teachers. Mr. Nott's thorough
knowledge of musical science; his untiring en
ergy, aptness at illustration, and urbanity of
manners, have won for him much affection and
high esteem, both from the members of the Con-
Ventitki, and all who have had the pleasure of his
acquaintance. All who attended the Convention
appear to have imbibed his earnestness, enthusi
asm, and genial spirit, and have gone home feel
ing assured that they have been greatly improved
in musical taste and execution, by his criticisms
and suggestions on this most beautiful and inter
esting of all the sciences.
The members of the Convention return their
thanks to Prof. Shryock, of Pittsburgh, for his
valuable assistance; also, to A. L. Robinson, Esq..
and Mr. White, of Kittanning, for their assistance
and interest in the Convention.
At the cloee of the Concert, the Committee on
Resolutions reported the following, which were
unanimously adopted by the Conventton and
Res°lied, That we regard the cultivation of Sacred Music
as an object of high importance to the Church, and to the
community at large.
Resolved, That no acquisitions of consequence can be made
in this useful and delightful art, without care and patient
Resolved, That we regard the efforts of Prof. S. IL Nett
amongst us, as successful and highly satisfactory, and we
cordially commend him to the approbation and encourage
ment of all lovers of good music.
Resolved, That in our estimation, it would be well to keep
in careful i emembrance the valuable instructions imparted
by him, and make them the basis of future musical
Resolved, That we cordially invite Prof Nott to favor ns
again with his Presence, about one year from tbia time,
as may suit our mutual convenience; and that we com
mend him and Miss Nott to the care of a beneficent Provi
dence, desiring them success in their most useful pro
Resolved, That the proceedings of, this Convention be
published in the Pittsburgh, Greensburg, and Kittanning
L. W. Graves, G. F. Ehrenfiald, A. Gordon, Esq.,
Rex. GpoRGE EHRENFIELD, PreSt.
Dr. Tames S. Marshall, Sec'y.
APOLLO, Nov.,lst, 1856.
Durr's MERCANTILE COLLEGE, PITTSBURGH.—
The long established and well-earned reputation
of this institution, and its numerous students are
co-extensive with the United States. Niue differ
ent States, including New York, lowa, Lousiana,
and Tennessee, are now represented in its classes.
A large additional Hall, and several additional
teachers of Book-keeping have recently become
necessary for the classes. The indefatigable and
enterprising proprietor spares no expense to main
tain the establishment in its acknowledged posi
tion, in advance of, all others of the kind. In ad
dition to fifteen regular professors and lecturers,
composing the Faculty, Park Benjamin, of New
York, one of the most distinguished literary men
of the day, has just delivered two lectures before
the classes, and we understand several other
equally eminent literary gentlemen from the
East will lecture before the. College during the
Winter. But the strongest and most permanent
attraction of the establishment, are the lectures
,Veteran Principal. They are the lessons
of matured experience, in the realities of busi
ness, and a few such lessons will do more to de
velop the capacity of the commercial student,
than the most protracted instruction from the
beet theoretical teachers.--Pittsbargh Gazette.
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The non•arrival of the America, leaves our
news department defective. The latest Intelli
gence spoke of the death of Dr. Pusey, the cele
brated Tractarian, or.Romanizer, in the English
Church. England and Austria had agreed to an
other Congress of Nations, to settle the interpre
tation of the famous treaty of Paris. It was to
be assembled shortly, and at the same place.
Naples was quiet, and no farther demonstrations
made against her by Engl...nd and France. The dif
ficulty between Prussia and Switzerland was not
The Canada reached Halifax on Tuesday at
noon. The America bad been disabled in a storm,
and returned to Liverpool. .Her mails and pas
sengers came by the Canada. Many marine dis
asters are reported. No important change in po
.188 BERSON COLLEGE.—The Board of Trustees of Jeffer
son College will meet at Canonsburg, on Tuesday, the oth
January at 10 o'clock A. M. The members of the Board are
earnestly requested to attend the meeting, as business of
great importance is to come before it.
de27-2t JAMES McgIILLOUGII, Sec'y.
The PRNSBYT KEY OF A L.LEG UMW! will meet at But
ler, on the Brat Tuesday of January, at 11 o'c oek A.M.
- NEWTON BRACKEN, Etated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY OF BLAIRSVILLE w:11 meet at
Blairsville, on the lid Tuesday of January next, at 2 o'clock
A. M. And the new Presbytery erected by the Synod of
Pittsburgh, at their Mit meeting, will meet at Indiana ; on
the hrst Tuesday of January, at 2 o'clock P. M.
The PREEBYS ERY OF ST. CLACIREVILLE will meet at
Short Creek, on the first Tuesday of January, at 11 o'cloek
A. M. JOON MOFFAT, Stated Clerk.
The PRE3DYTERI7 OF NOTIIIIMRERLAND stands ad
journed, to meet in Danville, in the Mahoning North Pres
byterian church, on Tuesday, Dec. 30th, at. 7 o'clock P. M.
ISAAC GRIER, Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY OF EWE will meet at Eiansburg,
on the first Tuesday of January, at 6 o'clock P. 11.
S. J. el. EATON, Stated Clerk.
p , arri6+
On the 2.7 th ult., by Rev. Samuel Wilson, Mr. Wsr. C.lSloss
to Miss ANN Root, both of Luserne, Fayette Conn.
On the' 16th hist., by the same, Ur. J'AISICS G. GIBSON', of
Luzerne, to Miss Meat hoaxes, of Jefferson, Fayette
County, Pa. ,
By. Rev. Joseph Smith, D D., on the lath inst., Jame
Woons, Esq., of the Greensbarg Bar, to Miss Maar JANE
Rump, daughter of John Ritchie, n, of Westmoreland
On Wednesday evening. by Rev. George Marshall, D. D.D.
Mr. MATTHEW THRAWER, Of Seiota Couutyi Ohio, to; Miss
Mut; daughter of Thomas Alderson, Esq., of Upper at. Clair,
Allegheny County, Pa.
In Greenville, on Tuesday, the 2d Oct., by Rev. Robert
McCullough, Ur. DAVID M. CAMPBELL ED Miss SARAH M.
WALKER, both of Adams Township, Darks County, Ohio.
In the same place, by the tame, on Tuesday, Nov. 11th,
Mr. ARRALIAM SIOLTS to Miss NANCY BELL CAMPBELL, both of
Adams Township, Darke County, Ohio.
At Port Carbon, Pa., on Tuesday, the nth, by Per. A. M.
Lowry, Mr. HENRY Daviouatenn, of Chester County, to MSS
DUMDUM 0. A. DOWNING, of Port Carbon.
By Rev. J. C. Barr, on Tuesday, Dec. 2d, 'Mr. CHRISTOPHER
SECRIBT to Miss JENLIAIA C. JORDAN, all of Princeton, 111.
On the morning of the Pth inst., at the residence of the
bride's mother, by. Rev. Joseph Stevens, Hasson Itmematf,
Est., of Williamsport. Prothonotary of Lycoming County,
to Miss Busaffaa MoMicitan, of Jersey Shore.
On the evening of the same date, by the same, at the resi
dence of the bride's father, Mr. ANDREW MCKINNEY, of Lock
Hay n, to ➢lids ELIZABETH CRAWFORD, of Chatham's Run,
Clinton County, Pa,
On the evening of the 10th Inst.. by the same, at the resi
dence of the bride's father, Mr. ISAAC Uteri, of Williams
port, to MISS MAROARES GIBSON, of Susquehanna Township,
Lycoming County, t'a.
On the 27th Sept., by the same, Mr. Manansu A. Mtn,.
LINER, of Lock MOM ' Clinton County, to Miss thEIZIZEBAII
JERICHO/WU, of Jersey Shore, Lycnning County, Pa.
In the Prosbyterian church, Marion Township, Tows, on
Wednesday eve ning,Dee. 3d, by Rev. Alexander b. Marshall,
Mr. A. C. Goan, of Ashland, Ohio, to lUtee HAMILL AWNORTEI,
of Mt. Jackson, Lawrence County, Pa.
On Thursday Dec. 4th, by the same, Mr. HENRY R. DAVIS
to Miss MART/. JOHNSON, both of Marion Township; Linn
On the 4th ult., by Rev. N. Sbotwell, Mr. Zenon Wen-
LAND to Met LAVINIA GAMUT, Ein of Reliefonta,Contre Coun
At the SNOW time, by the same, Mr. Catabss Mann to
Mies BAHME Hamm, all of the same place.
At Mansfield, Deo.lBth, by Res. R. MePhersdn, Mr: :form
ifloasnenn to Miss Susarman FLTZPSTEICIE, both of Allegheny
October get, by Rev. 3. V. Miller, bir.,Tenx Tammitobliss
Cx.s.masc. b't.cmx, all of Butler County, Pa.
°dotes,' 80th, by the same, Pim. 011POjantlOR to blbas
ANN ltnelaptehlki all of Battle Camay, Pa.
DIED—On the 234 of September, at her son's residence,
(Mr. John Salisbury,} Brown County, Ohio, Mrs. &RALE
SALISBURY, in the 82a year of her age.
The deceased was called suddenly away from this world;
yet, we trust, not unprepared. The day before, she felt a
little indisposed, but not enough to cause the slightest ap
prehension that she was so soon to leave her friends, at the
call of her Master. After family prayers, she retired to her
room. At about one o'clock A. M., her daughterirelaw
called in to inquire about her indisposition, and if she
needed anything. She took a drink of water. Her &nigh
ter wished to remain with her; but in answer toiler entree
ties, she replied, that she needed no one, and that all she
wanted was Christ and his salvation. A few hours after
wards, she was found dead, and apparently died without a
Mrs. S. was a native of Pennsylvania, and a remarkable
Christian. She was fourteen years old before she had au
opportunity to hear a sermon. At about seventeen, she
made a profession of her faith, and united with ono of the
congregations under the pastoral care of Rev. Sohn MePher
yin, in Westmoreland County. A few years after her mar-
riage with Samuel:Salisbury, she removed with him into the
bounds of the Red Oak congregiition, where her husband
was chosen an elder, and acted as such until his death, In
Mother Salisbury was a mother in Israel indeed; a Bible
Christian, of extensive reading, meditation, and prayer.
liar memory was extraordinary. She lied committed much
of God's Word, most of Watt's hymns, many religions son
nets, and many other pieces of poetry. Her conversation
was generally spiritual, edifying, and useful to'young and
old. The love of Christ, the salvation of sinners, the ad
vancement of God's cause, were her usual topics of conver
sation. In her younger days, she remembered, and could
repeat, the substance of the sermons she heard; and even
in her old age. anything striking, remarkable, or worthy of
note, she would treasure up, and use it with profit. Pre
quently,in conversation, if a message of Scripture was men
tioned, at once it would recall to her mind other days. She
would then relate when and on what occasion she had beard
Mr. Smith, Mr. ticPherrin, or some other minister, preach,
from it; bow lie bad, divided. treated the subject, and some
of his remarks. She was humble, of a tender conscience,
and most undone for the union of Christians, and the pros
perity of the church- She suffered very little with the in
firmities of old age, and her mind was clear and strong.
May we not attribute much of this to her great love of the
truth of God ; to her anxiety to be in God's house. to sit at
Jesus' feet; and to the desire she had to be acquainted with
the schemes and purposes of God's mercy, in reclaiming and
redeeming a lost world
!kitty the Lord multiply such Christians, and fill our
churches with devout and anxious inquirers after truth.
E. G. G.
(Presbyterian of the West, please
_Than—On the 12th inst., in the 20th . -enr or her age, Miss
'MARGERY Mose. n member of the Presbyterian church of
A lovely spirit has left its earthly tenement, and gone to rest
in the mansions of glory, where the Saviour said it was his
will that all should be whom the Father had given him.
Typhoid fever quickly did this sad work of desola
tion in the eillic.ted house. An aged father, of four-score
years and more, is seen among the mourners, In whose heart
and home there is none to Sit her place. What this voice
from the grave cries to one, it cries to all our young friends,
" Be ye also ready."
Dimn—At his residence in Freeport, Armstrone County,
PA, on the 21st of September, Mr. JAMES Elm, In his 62d
* Mr. '
Bill, early in life, connected himself with the Presby-
terian Church, on the profession of his faith in Christ ; and
for the lastAfteen years was a Ruling Elder in the church at
Freeport, During his religions life, tea deconSed was an ar
dent lover of the great system of Bible doctrines set forth
in the Standards of our Church. And those precious truths
which be had felt to be the solace of his own soul, he faith
fully and prayerfully instilled into the young minds of those
whom he has left as his representatives in the world. To
him the pangs of separation were greatly alleviated by the
reflection, that when we should have passed from all earthly
cares and sorrows, to the rest above, hie children would have
an infallible guide to direct their footsteps thither also. •
Dim—Dec.3d, in Superior Township. Williams County,
Mits, ELIZABETH ANNE. infant daughter, and only child, of
Benjamin and Hetty Anne Canon, aged about 2 years and
It is a consolation to be assured, that "Whom the Lord
loveth be chasteneth." It was as but of yesterday that the
Banner and Advocate recorded the death of a sister of this
bereaved mother, (whose maiden name was Martin,) and
I now she is called to weep anew for the loss of one whose lit
tle image had lent a charm to life. Its disease was pro
nounced congestion of the brain, and it was a severe aMic
tion for the troubled parents to watch, for so long a time.
thoanfferings of one, them so dear, and whose very brief
existence had called forth remarks of peculiar commenda
tion from among observers. Whether from devotional feel
ing, or Imitation, it had learned to conform to the supplicat
ing posture when gathered with its parents around the fam
ily altar. Certain it is, as it approached its end, the corrupt
nature we possess seemed to have been subdued in it. Itis
cheerfully surrendered to Him whose attentions to children
were not wanting while he dwelt in this" vale of tears;" its
spirit has only been recalled by God who gave it. Tho
parents' loss is its gain"; for,
It must be tweet, in childhood, to give hack
The spirit to its Maker ; ere the beast
.lies grown familiar with the paths of sin.
And sown—to garner up its bitter fruits."
AFRINCIPAL WANTED FOR 'TUE ES
TABU:SUING of a new ACADEHY at Fratik'ort
iiprmgs, Beaver County, Pa. Frankfort Springs is a beau
tiful village in a delightful tituation. The buildings de
signed for the Academy were formerly a large Hotel and
Summer boarding house. They are well adapted to the
purposes of a first-class boarding school. The proprietor
is desirous that the Institution shall be strictly religious in
its aspects, and to a gentleman qualified to establish and
conduct iewell, he would give the situation on very liberal
terms. Address, • ASHKEW vekNor„
Frankfort Springs, Pa.
REPEnExces—Dr. Wm. Smith, Canonsburg; or Messrs.
Harvey Childs and J. 1). Williams, l'iitsburgh.
Aei IT ts.T WANTED—BY A COL , .
LEE GRADUATE, Who has been exclusively en
gaged in teaching for several ' , cars. lie prefers to take
charge of an Academy, as Principal; but is willing to teach
in the Clinical or Mathematical - Department of a school of
high grade. Addrese J. A. 8., at the office of the "Presbyte
rian banner and advocate." do273t*
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lion Judge Wilkins,l Hom Charles Naylor,
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lion. Judge Lowrie.
FACULTY AT PITTSBURGH.
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"The Western Steamboat Accountant," Ac.; Professor of
the Principles and Practice of Double-Entry Book-keeping.
A. T. HOWDSN, Professor of Mathematics and adjunct
Professor of Book-keeping.
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JOHN MURPHY, Teacher of the Art of Detecting Coon
terfeit and Altered Bank Notes.
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E. OUDRY, Professor of Mechanical and Architectural
PARK BENJAMIN, of New York, and other equally dis
tinguished literary gentlemen from Eastern cities, will also
lecture before the College during the Winter.
This is believed to be the only establishment in the Union,
founded, organized, and conducted bye practical Merchant,
who, from the most matured experimental information, has
brought the Accountant's and Merchant's education tea de
gree of perfection never attained by the best theoretical
Upwards of four thousand Students have been educated
for the Mercantile Profession; and such has been the recent
Increase of business, that a large additional Hall, and sev
eral additional Teachers of Book•keeplug, have become neces
sary for the accommodation of the Students.
Students have access to a library of three thousand vol
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itai' To ensure prompt answers, address all respect•
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The first floor has been fitted up in modern etyleexclu
sively for our retail trade, where will always be fouod'a com
plete assortment of the moat fashionable styles of Gents' and
Youths' lidding Flats and Children's Goods, adapted to the
seasons: We shall be pleased to see our friends at our new
The four upper stories are expreasly for our Wholesale
Trade, where will be found a full stock of Hats and Caps
embracing Beaver, Silk, every variety ; Soft, Panama, Leg
horn, Braids, and Palm Leaf Flats ; Silk Plush and Cloth
Cape, and Cbildren's Goods of all kinds.
Merchants visiting our city will find it theirintereet to ex
amine our stock, as our facilities are snob ea to enable us to
compete with any jobbing house in the eastern cities.
FRANCIS G. BATLEY, - .J. A. RENSHAW
BAILEY dtc , RENSHAW PAWL Y
GROCERS, 26U Liberty Street, are now receiving
their Fall stock, comprising the largest, fullest, and most
complete assortment of
CHOICE FAMILY OBOCERIES,
FINE GREEN AND BLACK TEAS,
SPICES, PICKLES. SAUCES,
DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PRESERVED FRUITS,
CINCINNATI HAMS. AND DRIED BEEF,
FLOUR, FISH, &c.,
To he found in this market. They would call the special
attention of proprietors of boarding schools at a distance to
their stock, as they may rely upon the quality of the arti
cles we Bell being of the first class.
Catalogues furnished, giving on extended list of our
(foods delitered free of charge, at Railroad depots and
Etreamboa ndiugs. nols
VAIIIES MGM( ' 181 LIBERTY STREET, HAS JUST
received a large, good, and fashionable stock of Fall
Goods for Gentlemen's wear, comprising French and English
Broad Cloths, for Coats, Beaver, Pi/ot, Whirlpool, Tagg,
Hair. Skin, and Petersham Cloths, for Overcoats. A splendid
stock of Black and Colored Cassuueres, for Pants. Vesting
of the richest and newest styles, comprising some of the
newest and meet elegant patterns in Silk Plush and Velvets.
Also on hand, a large, well made, and fashionable stock of
readymsde Clothing. of superior cut and finish—together
with a general assortment of Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods,
consisting of white and colored shirts, under skirts, drawers,
stocks, silk handkerchiefs and cravats, suspenders, gloves,
&c. Will be sold cheap.
N. B.—Orders in the tailoring line executed in the best
manner. at the shortest notice. 001-2 m
At ADM.—DAV/BIG TESTED FOR Orli IM
year the system of dealing exclusively In biotin:dug
anti housekeeping Goods, we are now folly convinced 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 clan. Our stock includes
no baits, or goods to be snit: st ctvi. tovelyng the necessity
of large profit upon linens, 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, 1/3 also presented. We
ask the inspection of our stock by those wanting Intl lash)
our line, and feel confident they cannot fail to be suited, In
goods and price. BROOKS & COOPER,
ael3-tf No. S 6 Market Street, Pittsburgh.
DIIRKBEPS BAKING POWDER, OR
CHEMICAL YEAST, is a great saving of eggs and
shortening, and far superior to Cream of Tartar, Soda, Rai
twang, or anything, else of the kind. Be particular and
ask for Durkee's, 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 palm off on you. Durkee's Baking Powder
has been adopted in most of the that class Hotels and lead
ing private families In New York, as the beat and only sails.
factory article. It Is guaranteed to please. Sold by the
beet Grocers,Drugglsts and Country Storekeepers through.
out the Union, and at wholesale, by
BERN & EVERETT,
fel6-1.y3 No. VI North FRONT Street. Philadelphia.
OHN MARSH, MASONIC TEMPLE,
off CHESTNUT Street, above Seventh, Philadelphia. The
largest PIANO FORTE, MELODEON, and MUSIC STOBR
In the United States. Wholesale and Retail.
.r Branch at 217 MARKET Street, Wilmington, Del.
Boardman, Gray & Co.'s celebrated Dolce Campana Piano
Fortes, of Albany; Jacob Cbickering's, of Boston ; Bennett
& Co.'s, of New York; Y. P. Burns', of Albany ; Ely Mun
ger's, of New York ; J. Marsh's, of Ph ladelphia; A. W.
Ladd & Co.'s, of Boston; C. W. Fisk & Co 's Premium Melo
deons, Ansonia; Carhart, Needham & 'Co.'s, New York;
George A. Prince & Co.'s, New York ; Steinway & Son's
Piano• Fortes, of New York ; William Miller's, of New York;
and other distinguished makes, constantly on band.
ryIELE PLACE TO BUY PINE WATCHES,
X JEWELRY, SILVER WARE, and FANCY GOODS
W. D. ELTONIIEADT
Watch, Jewelry, and Silver Ware Store, No. 184 S.
SBCOND Street. between Pine and Union, west vide, Philada.
where you will find a large sasortment of the above
named goods: also, Plated Communion Service, Tea.
Setts, Cake Baskets, Castors, Spoons, Forks, Lo. All:
kinds of Watchea, Jewelry, and Silver Ware, made to
order and repaired. *..A deduction made to Clergymen.
115.. I will sell my goods ae low as can be had in the city.
AYOUNG LADY, A GRADUATE OF THE
MT. HOLYOKE FEMALE SKMIN.S.ItY. who has had
three years' experie Pee PO Pieceptress of an A csdemy, desires
& situation as an assistant in a Female Seminary, or Board
ing SchooL. The Latin or French languages will be taught.
if it is desired. Testimonials of character and ability will
be sent to any who request them. Reference—Bey. David
Malin, 494 Cheatnut Street, Philadelphia. Address
MISS E. M. PORTER, Prattaborg,
Steuben County, N. Y.
GIFT BOOKS AND HOLIDAY DOODL—
E. 0. CO)BRANE'S HOLIDAY CARD 185 , 5-'57.
The attention of my customers, and others, is invited to the
stock of Books, sod numerous articles, opened for the Holi
our BOOKS—Elegantly Illustrated, and handsomely
bound Standard, Poetical, and New Works, recently Issued
for the Holidays. by varione Eastern houses. New Books
from A. S. B. Union, &c. E. C. COCBRANN,
del3 No. 0 Federal Street, Allot bony.
7 ACRES OF CHOICE LAND FOR SALE, WITH
O a good improvement thereon, in Union Township,
Allegheny County, Inquire of thei subscriber, on the
premise,. Address Library Poet Office,
soB-3ms EDWARD RIGGS.
A gri AEL D.....JABEES LOCKS. I. Dry Mira*
TIST, Third Street above Pine. William/Port, Pa
JOHN M . HARPER, IMPORTER OP
WATCHFUL No. 104 CONSTNIIT Street second
story, Philadelphia. janitly
OOIIN B. iff9PADDEN 66 EON, 95 MARKET ,
STREET, Pittsburgh, dealers in Watches, TerreLry, and
Silver Ware. mylo.tf
C R Dr.-JAMES U. BRISCOE" DEN
sa WALNUT Ettilet. above Moth. ?Mlt
$1,50 Per year.