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/104114.Beelie for Children.
It is no easy thing to find sprightly and sound
books for the young. Davison, 61 Market Street,
has brought out some of the most truly valuable
productions in this department, by the best
',tilos% on the choicest finkijeota, andembellished
'with beautiful illustrations. We, think we are
doing a reel service to Christian parents, teach
ers,ltc., in pointing them to these small but sub
stantial and cheap, volumes.
1. Pustrations of the Lord's Proyer. l .—Welave
not seen any where of late, a book which . is more
adapted to teaching attractively, than this. It
beautifully illustrates the several clauses of the
Lord's Prayer, by the narrative of Captain Allen,
a Christian, officer, who left his Christian house
hold for the Crimea. The several steps in his
expedition are given most' touchingly, so as to
open the, sense- of that wonderful summary and
directory of Prayer.. Let Christian parents get
it withent fail.
2. The,Giant 'filler, or the. Battle which all must
Aght--This is an allegorical narrative, in which
the unruly , passions,Tas Sloth, Selfishness, Hate,
Pride, are personated, and the conflict which the
young. moat meet with them is set forth with
great advantage. - Scope is alloweafor the imagi
nation of reader • or teacher, and this gives at
tractive interest and real value to the book.
Little Slay's'hik ,tescliers' were, of thrg , kind
of , people, allegeriCal characters, in the. style" of
8. Not a Minute•to Spare.—A capital ides is this,
of presenting plain truth in regard to the hurry
and fidget of life, so as to show the folly of an
unsystematic, bustling mode of living. How ,
many people fluster, about "like a hen.tvith her
head off," always in a ftury, and never a minute
to spare, yet seldom• accomplishittg anything,
great or good. Useful lessons are in this little,
handsome, cheap volume, good for old'and young,
and always given in connexion with appropriate
passages of Scripture. These books ought to go
into the Sabbath School Libraries: Thiy Should
be purchased at once for the hundreds of Sab
bath scholars, as well as for New-Year gifts.
4. - Worth not Tfrealth.—This is an important
ides, well developed in sprightly story, setting
forth the excellence of youthful piety in life and
death; not in the dry manner of a memoir, but
in striking and impressive groupings of °ham-•
tern, inculcating most Christian sentimen ts , and
such a book as Christian parents can profitably
buy for their children. James and Willie are the
young heroes... How -they prospered at school.
Perseverance. The Bad Temper Cured' or the
Enemy made a Friend. The School l'bfirst
trial. Gleanings from Memory's Weyside Also,
The Daily Reniembrancer," a gem a 1 "-book for
the pocket or doset 'of young or old.
Call at Havisores, or send, and get these books.
M. W. J.
TikuraTE to the Principles, Virtues, Habits, and
Public Usefulness of the Irish and Scotch Early
Settlers of Pennsylvania. By 4 Dupe4datzt.
Bvo., pp. 171.. Chambeisburg, PO. 1856
Adequate justice has never. yet been done to
the class of our early settlers, whose virtues are
here pointed out. The history of the Scotch-
Irish in America, and of their wonderful influ
ence on the progress and destinies of our country
has yet to be written. The work before us is an
excellent contribution to this , department of our
national literature. We have already noticed it
SriturUAr i TREASURY for the Children of (lode;
Consisting of A Meditation for the morning of
each. day in the year, upon seleot texts of
Scripture. By William Mason. 12m0., pp•
610. Philadelphia : Presbyterian Bogrd of Pub
lication, 266 Chestnut Street.
This is one of those old worthies which have
been long knoWn sad - appreciated in the Church,
and we are glad at seeing itissued by our Board.
There is a remarkable depth of spirituality in
these meditations, and they exhibit the Gospel in
all its fullness and freeness. In Jay's well-known
"Exercises," there is perhaps more of logical or
der in th.e•arrangement of the matter under each
section. This arose`from, the peettliar character
of Jay's mind, which seemed as if constructed
for the purpose of classifying points in an orderly
manner, under categorical heads in sermons. In
Mason's work, there are a fervor and an unction
that. will affect every thoughtful reader in the
happiest manner. This is a valuable book, and
the extensive circulation of it in the Church, can
not fail, under , the Divine blessing, to promote
spirituality of soul among our people.
Our Board-has just published the following ad
mixable 'little volumes. Theyi are4all' excellent,
and cab:dieted to become very popidar
THE BIsHaY AND THE MON; Or Sketches Or r the
Lives of Pierpaolo, Tergeris and John :Craig,
Converts from Popery. 18mo., pp. 166'.
GLEANINGS FROM KRAL LITE. By S. At Ealiseau,
author of Lizzie 'Ferguson. (Written for the
Board of Publication.) 18mo., pp. 180.
We are glad to son this writer again before the
ELLA CLINTON, or "By their fruits ye shall know
them:" By Coatis-Martha. (Written for the
Board of Publication.) 18mo., pp. 206.
Conversational; pointed, and well written.
Laminas FOB' THE LITTLE ONES. By A Teacher of
Infanta. .18mo., pp. 180.
This is a capital book.
Ourrataart or ABRAHAM, or Sketches of Jewish
Converts, being .in part a Sequel to " Leila
Ada." 18mo., pp.: 120..
This little work contains several biographies,
and . an essay On the Sufferings and Restoration of
the Jew ' -
Domes: no Puma, or The - Tanuly and Nursery
for Bastk. and . Heaves'. By Bev. Rufus W.
In six chapters, husbands, wives, females, pa
rents, and •childrim, are .here instructed in an ad
ARM GENT ' and other Sketches. By Olive.
18mo., pp. 72. $
Our readers will perceive that our Board is
now paying attention to that kind of literature
which the he young can profit from, and which
will serve .-for the Libraries of our Sabbath
Schools. The colporteurs of the, Board shotdd
be instructed to draw attention to this fact
wherever they go.
IN MEMORIAM.. A Tribute to the Memory of Mrs.
Catherine M. Jenkins, of Windsor Place, Lan
caster County, Pa. By the Rev. John Leaman,
D. D., Pastor of the Choral: of Cedar Grove.
18mo, pp. 69. Philadelphia: J. If Wilson,
27 8. Tenth Btreet. 1867.
We have always esteemed religions biography
as valuable for- the practical and experimental
manner, in which it .teaches Divine -truth. We
hail all suchiriOutes as'the interesting one before
us, in whichme have a brief but lucid narrative
of the life and character of one who walked with
Christ while she was hero on earth, and who now
has realized all that her faith saw in the tittles.
EXAMPLza From the Efghteenth and Nineteenth
Centariee. By Mrs. L. Sigourney. First
Bet*. .12ni0,, pp, 8,49 Nell York : Charley Seigner, - 377 and 8791ra'adway. 1857.
We ax*, zap* pleased: wittlLthis- volnme,, which
sheespkutiiise that ththe which; are` to' will
=sib; ajalgeble series. Mrs. SigwFriey wall
..t/iic study- at ihe ,kelmtpot the,gnat,
and good, like thatof grand and beautiful pie
tures, gives present pleasure, and a lasting re
membrance." In this volume we have the lives,
by way of example of Wesley, Franklin, Countess
of Huntingdon, Mrs. Lathrop, Sherman, Oberlin,
Dr. March, Ellsworth, Hannah More, Bishop
White, Skilihouse, Mrs. Ramsay, Robert Hall,
Stephen Van Rensselaer, Mrs. Hyde, Mrs. He
mans, and Mrs. Ware.
MORALS *OR TUB YOUNG, or Good Principles In
stilling Wisdom. Illustrated with Engravings
and Moral Stories. By Emma Willard. pp.
217,•12m0. New York: A. S. Barnes Co.,
61 Tolin Street.
This little work is intended as a text book for
wheels ; and if its authoress has succeeded in
making it what she wished it to be, it will be in
deed a,valuable addition to our stook of juvenile
literature. Many teachers and parents will rise
up and call her, blessed. Mrs. Willard has been,
for more, than 'a quarter of a century, an emi
nently successful instructress, and some valuable
text books, long in use in our schools, are from
her pen. Some of the many thousand graduates
of her Seminary are to be found in almost every
section of our wide land, either occupying im
portant places in educational establishments, or
gracing private circles. This fact of itself speaks
loudly for this work of her mature years and long
experience. In this day, when education is so
general, and infidelity and delusion of various
kinds so prevalent, how unspeakably important
is it that this great " lever of power " should rest
upon the " Rock of Truth !" for, as is often re-
marked, if knowledge is not properly directed, it
will be only an engine of power for evil.. But our
authoress defines knowledge to be " Truth, re- •
ceived with Faith.'" If this definition be a cox:-
real one, then knowledge is only a power for good,
and all faith;in what is not Truth is, only a delu
sion, not knowledge. We have not been able to
give this work as thorough an examination :as it
deserves; but, in glancing over it, we notice a few
expressions which we think not sufficiently guard
ed; such as, "The soul of the Universe is God;"
"The Beneficent Spirit Father of the 'Universe;"
"The All-Pervading God." This language sounds
Pantheistic tons ; though the way it is explained
may, prevent erroneous impressions that would
otherwiselke made upon the mind of the young.
We like the emblematical engravings. They
speak powerfully through the eye to the heart
and mind. We know from experience what a pow
erful influence pictures have, in eonveyin ideas
to the youthful mind. Prejudices have been
fornted by these means, which long experience
has failed to obliterate.
With the exception noted above, we think this
book is well calculated to answer the end, pro
posed ; and doubt not but it will be found a great
help to those who are laboring to instill true
knowledge, which leads to that . Wisdom which is
a "Tree of Life to those who find it."
HARPER'S MAGAZINE, March 1857, stilt retains
its unrivalled pre-eminence among our monthlies.
We wish that the Editor would give a lea4er on
the getting up of a number of Harper." It
would be one of the most interesting papers which
have ever appeared in that jotirnal.
HanPsn's STOUT Booxs. No. 28. Carl and
This is the number for the. resent month;, and
it is quite as attractive as its predecessors.
Nor the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate
lEacdonmigh College, Macomb, 111.
Mn. EDITOR :—ln an article over tee
signature of " North-West," found in the
Banner and Advocate of the 7th of Febru
ary, a remark occurs, touching the College
above named, which it may be' duly in place.
to notice, by stating some facts going to
show the present actual position of that In
stitution. After saying that ." Old' School
Presbyterians have no College in Illinois,"
the writer adds : " Oar Institution at Ma
comb- forms no exception to this remark, for
it cannot be said, ever to have been estab
lished,- -in the proper sense of the term"
Imputing no ill design to the writer, for
none is supposed;. yet, his brief statement
may lead to misapprehension.*
The facts in the case, which I would have
known, are the following :
Macomb College is now a Chartered In
stitution, with its legal Boahl of Trustees,
and holding corporate powers. It has a
convenient edifice, with suitable rooms for
study and recitation, erected , oma beautiful
lot of ground of some four acres; neatly en
closed, and ornamented with young shrub
bery ; constituting no mean beginning, at
toward its contemplated object.
My residence in this region has net been•
long; but I understand that. the Masonic
Lodge of this County, (Macdonoughj was
once the owner of the Institution, and made
it over, by formal contract, to the Presbytery
of Schuyler, on condition that they should
have kept up in it a school, whe,re the regu-.
lar branches of a good education, and of a
high order should be regularly taught.
After the lamented death of its first Presi
dent, Dr. Ferguson, under whose Tabors the
College was rising, the Rev. Itharnar Pills
bury- was elected to the Presidency, the
course of instruction, ad interim, being
carried on as the rustees could obtain
suitable teachers: After some consider
able lapse of time, Mr. Pillsbury ac
cepted the 'Presidency, came to. the place,
and commenced, operations with one Pro
fossor, and a teacher, whom - the two em.
',loped as assistant, on their own responsi
bility. The pupils were few, and regular
College classes could not be formed, and
never, yet had been, for the want of pupils
suitably advaneed. 'Operations were had,
with the hope of forming a Senior Class one
year afterwards, and then to pursue the work
regularly. Mr. Pillsbury, besides teaching
some, - spent'his first
,year in examining the
financial condition of the College, and as --a
traveling'agent in its behalf. At the end of
that year, Mr. P., by his indefatigable
efforts, discovered the fact, that through
some unaccountable over-sight, the College
property had never been conveyed over
legally by Deed to the Schuyler Presbytery;
and, in addition, that the 'Scholarship sub
scriptions, amounting to some twelve thou
sand dollars, the interest of which was ex-:
petted- to pay- toward Professors' sallaries,
were legally unavailing. Little of either
principal or interest had ever been paid on
them, the result of which was, that the two
Professors came out about two-thirds each
minus the sum promised them for the ser
vices of the year just closed, having to pay
the entire sallary of the assistant teacher, to
whom, by personal contract, they were joint
ly responsible. To some extent, former
teachers fared in like manner. The result
of this was the immediate resignation of the
one Professor and the assistant teacher; Mr.
Pillsbury still holding fast to the ship, not
withstanding his sacrifices in removing. his
*The statement given by our correspondent
here, fully justifies the remarks of 4 i North-West."
And we are pleased to find, that they are taken so
much in good part, .and Ita,ve such an awakening
influence. Our Eastern and Southern; as well as
Western readers, will be pleased to learn so much
about the actual state of things, as is drawn out
by this correspondence; and We oonbidpr it one
of the excellencies of our journal that it con
tributes greatly, by its wide circulation and varied
contents, to make the distant parts of our large
country ;our extended Church, accinainlled
THE PRESBYTERIAN BANNER AND ADVOCATE.
family to the place, his paying considerable
sums for repairs add incidental expenses in
the College, and his traveling expenses in
his agency Eastward of some ten or twelve
weeks, all out of his own private funds, and
none of which, or very little, it is believed,
has yet been refunded.
Mr. Pillsbury notwithstanding all this,
still went forward. While, by a vote of the
Trustees, the scholarship subscriptiens were
abandoned, on account of their legal un
availableness, Jeaving the College without
funds. Mr. Pillsbury secured the legal
transfer of the College property by . Deed, to
the Presbytery of Schuyler, and then, that
the special condition of the transfer before
mentioned might not fail, devoting his
personal labors to the classes, employing
competent assistants on, his own responsi
bility, he bad a school of the kind Contem
plated, having a first, second, and third de
partment regularly carried on , the next
session ; self-sustaining, of "Course, and very
satisfactory to its patrons generally. It was
small the first quarter, . but before that year
closed, numbered one hundred or more pupils.
A good work was really done. Mr. Pills
bury having, in the meantime, been, ealled
and installed pastor of the church at Ma
comb, now made arrangements with a well
recommended teacherof a high school in
Ohio, to take the 'building and carry on a
self-sustaining schooLof like character with
the former. Such a school is now in suc
cessful progress,, in
which,, besides all the
branches of a corrimen:education i Languages,
Mathematics and Sciences are taught by
the Principal and other teachers employed
by him, filling different departments. It
May be proper to `state, that in, thisoichool
two distriet„schools _are united. • This ar,
rangement is temporary, and with the
patient, humble hope, that thus maintain
ing the conditions of the transfer and legal
right'of the property, a prosperous day;is yet,
in the providence of GO, to dawn on Mac
donough It may be proper to add,
that Mr. Pillsbury continues to hear the
recitations of more advanced pupils in the
Languages, and also, that for the time being,
the. Presbytery .of Schuyler have left the
concern to him'to keep it alive,,at his own
discretion, the best way he can.. What has,
been, and is doing, is the,- best, and the only
conceivable thing-that he lcan do, as matters
now are. Surely, -he is entitled to esteem
and confidenee'for past patience and for
bearanee, and for Mrs• now maintaining the
right of property by a derider resort. '
The forgoing statements being true, and
to the, best of my knowledge they are really
so, it clearly appears, first, that Maccionough
College, yet: lives; it has .a Board of Trus
tees with - corporate . powers,. a' legal Charter
never surrendend, nor intended to be.
ffecondl:y.'lt - still has a' suitable edifice
on a bAn4fulJot of four an-rtsx*ell enclosed
and ornamented; no mean foundation on
which to rise to eminence and usefulness to
the Church and State, if friends are found•
to hold it up, and revive it by suitable aid,
especially in its present crisis. It is just
to add,', that heti:still some apparatus, and
it has promise of additional real estate and
funds for its.endowthent in case its friends
in its more-immediate vicinity are found
using . vigorous ... efforts to carry , it forward.
Surviving ate. ; present crisis, it will live, but
a waking.vk soon is called for, indeed.
,Macdonough College is located
in one of . the iwost flourishing States, for its
age, - in the -. Union, growing in population
and wealth with amazing rapidity. The
County .of MacdOnough is beautiful. Its
vast prairie is no where more than equalled
for soil of great depth and fertility, and the
city of Macomb is increasing fast in beauty,
wealth, and its number of citizens. An im
portant Railroad leading from Quincy, on
the Mississippi, to Chicago, passes through
it. One from,- the upper Mississippi to
Alton and St..,touis, is soon to be construct
ed. It will cross• the first in this place as a
fixed • point for the survey, and it passes
through a vast,, and most fertile prairie, and
farming country .of about two-hundred miles
in length. It is 'manifest • that Macomb is
to be easy of access. Now let -me remark,
Fourt*:. A little, poor College, still
living through such trials' and discourage
ments, as . this 'Collecoe has' actually done,
seems to "suggest that. Providence. designs it
still to live and do.good. We believe that
Institutions presenting, perhaps, no =higher
claims, have 'been raised by thesid of -season
able benevolence when seemingly just dying,
and are now :blessing s the Church and our
country., Eastern friends and .capitalists
have been knoww, , just: at- such a time, to
come to their aid. Such aid, 'Mr. Editor,
just now, might cense what is so small at
present; to become -the mighty in the-end;
and I fully agree with my brother,. North-
West, that aid. at this period, would effect
much• more, than , the same rendered years
hence, when the grbund will be oectipied . by
others • who have got in before us, and will
readily ,say to as . perhaps in •contempt of
our• tardiness, and justly too, " We do not
need you I" • '
Now, Mr. EditOr, will not some good
Samaritan or a plurality of them, who see
this sketch, drawn in simple accordance
with fact, cast a propitious eye this way ?
The sin of negligence is confestied . with
shame ; but . such,,eyes are wont to look over
sins. Say the State is rich enough to do its
own work, and ought to do it, and you say
the truth. But our wealth is in the hands
of speculators to a great extent, who' care
not for suffering Colleges, but to increase
their own farms and merchandizings. They
spurn our appeals as cointemptible begging,
and refuse us their money. OUr ministers
would give, and on them is thought , to depend
the rearing of such an Institution. But let
;those in Eastern' States know •that our
ministers - aremostly missionaries, poor; and
scarcely; if at all, receiving `'even a very
Scanty support. Mopey they really have
not to give. Willingly would they give if
they. had. A MEMBER Or
For the Preebyterien Bonner and-Advocate
There have been genuine revivals of re
ligion. There have been unmistakable evi
dences of the Spirit's presence in unusual
power and grace. Sinners who had become
very bold in sin, daring, obstinate sinners
came crouching, and trembling, in great
dismay, crying, " What must we do to be
saved im The solemnity of death and judg
mont gathered around men's . homes and
hearts, which had been given to mirth and
song. The people of God gathered in im
ploring groups between the porch and the
altar; or sat, upon the ground:in sackcloth,
whilst they remembered their broken vows;
or rejoiced, with exceeding joy, under the
smiles of God's reconciled countenance.
And all' this without any peculiar cause,
being visible. The only apparent difference
was the more frequent use .of orBinaiy
And this fact, that ordinary means have
been used in an extraordinary manner in
cases of this kind has given them an undue im
portance. God has , produced most aitound
ing results with these, once and again, and
men forget that he does not always 'do so;
and that these results .are not produced by
the extraordinary use .of- means, but.by the
unusual manifestation of the Spirit. Pro
tracted service is the handmaid of revivals;
not the source from which they issue.
And when this distinction is neglected,
counterfeit revivals are the result. The
dissent here is natural and easy. The
means employed are lawful and right. No
one can deny that God has appoined the
ministrations of the sanctuary for the con
version .of the world. Hereby the truth is
presented ; God's truth, which is able to
make men wise unto salvation. And not
only so; this is the agency specially appoint
ed for this end. Who, then, can refuse the
breaking of the bread of life to men who
are perishing in sin? And the end in view
is as commendable as the means employed.
The Church is cold and formal. Piety has
declined. The ordinances are barren. None
come to the help of the Lord against the
mighty. Something must be done. And in
such a case as this, all good people will say the
Church must be revived. Until this is ac
complished, no good can be looked for. Re
viving is essential, not only to the growth of
the Church, but also to its preservation.
Who, then, can refuse to join in work and
worship so Divine ?= And under such cir
cumstances, a call for protracted services is
issued with great plausibility. And then
commences a. state of things of doubtful
advantage, to •say the least. Indeed, these
meetings, under these . circumstances, have
often produced a state of things most disas
trous. The whole year is spent in inactivity
in the cause of Christ; because •every one is
lying upon his oars, waiting for the 'time to
arrive in which the revival machine is to' be
put in motion. The Church does not ex
pect, nor, labor with any confidenpe for the
conversion of sinners, at- any other time.
Neither - are sinners taught to-'look unto
Jesus with:the same assurance of salvation
during the period which intervenes between
these special, season& All would be
prised, and disappointed if a revival should.
commence at any other time. The regular
old-fashioned, God,appointed Sabbath ser
vices ire ignored as the great means of re
viving Christians and converting sinners.
And saints and sinners are perched like ,the
impotent folk at the pool of Bethesda,•wait
ing the angel's + visit in the form of a pro
tracted meeting. Such a course must be
disastrous >to all concerned. There is no
promise in the Bible •to such spasmodic
efforts. The very idea that revivings are to
be expected only at set times, will surely
beget sloth in the. Church,"is most offensive
to God; is contrary to the primary idea of
all Gospel offers, viz., now -is the accepted
time. What is to be expected for a church
that habitually, and intentionally puts- off
special attention to this subject to particular
times ? Meanwhile, .necessity„ the Spirit,
the Word,, are crying 'out, " What meanest
thou, 0 sleeper; arise and call upon thy God."
Nothing is done till the time comes. And
when the time is come, the machine is set
in motion, no matter what may be the state
of things. Prayer-meetings are multiplied,
and assume all unusual character. , A last is
appointed, and great lamentation is made
over the very things that are expected, and
will be allowed .to return in dile time. In
cessant'. application is made of 'the means of
grace—morning, noon, and night. And all
this without any apparent reason, except
that the, time for reviving.has come. There
A no longing appetite to satisfy; , no special
desire to see Jesus;-but only the absence of
these. And will not thelull soul loathe the
honey-comb? But if "hungering and
thirsting after righteousness" does net in-
I:faience the congregation, the interest im
parted by a great occasion will. Great num--
bors will be in attendance: New men—
famous revivalists—will preach. Exciting
appeals will be made; and thus the whole
man is so long, and so entirely drawn, away
from his ordinary duties, and subjected to
these' stimulants, that alarm is the natural
From this state there must be a reaction
sooner or later. The anxious are taught to
look..for peace. And that which is the re
sult of physical laws, is taken for conversion;
and "the poor sinner, the victim' of delusion,
becomes a heartless professor of religion, or
sinks below his former level," ten-fold
" more the child of hell than he was before."
Then these meetings close as mechanical
ly as they commence. There must be a cer
tain number of extra meetings, :for a given
time.; descending by as many steps as was
contained in the ascent. And when the ex
citement is decently buried, all things re-.
main as they were from the beginning.
The same dead level of former intervals is
traveled over, again, for one two or more,
years, until the time arrives to set the ma-
chine in motion once more.
Now these remarks do not apply to the
use of protracted meetings, but to the abuse
of them;:not to genuine, but to counterfeit
revivals; not to protracted meetings as the
handmaid of revivals; but to revivale, mere
ly the offspring of protracted meetings.
Meetings haVe been signally blest;
they have been the means of salvation to
multitudes which no man can number. But
this has been the case when they were call:,
ed for by the revived condition• of some of
God's people. All genuine revivals begin
in the closet of one or more Christians.
Here that appetite is produced, which de
mands an unusual Supply of the means of
grace. And when private and family wor
ship, in connexion with the regular Sab
bath services, fail-to satisfy this longing.ap
petite, the time has come for a protracted
meeting. Then the controlling power of the
Spirit is the guarantee - against the abuses
already mentioned; then the work, which
is of God; will roll on, increasing, not in ex
citement, kilt in extent and power. And
this. must ever remain the case, whilst , a work
of grace is like leaven, which a woman took
eta' in three vteasures of meal, till 'the
whole was leavened. R. .
For the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate.
A Mission. to NifOß.
BRIMFIELD, 111., Feb. 26th, 1857.
To the Presbytesian churches genera.% and Wed
elk of the .Presbytery of Peoria
DEAR BRETHREN :—The Home and For
eign Record (page 24,) for Feb., contains a
letter from Rev. David A. Wilson, of Mon
rovia, giving an account of a visit to that
place, by Nimle, prince - of Nifou, through a
voyage of two hundred miles, in an open
canoe, for the purpose of, getting a Chris
tian Missionary. But the Executive Com
mittee of the Board have not the means to
sustain a Missionary at that place at present
But, brethren, ought they not to have the
means ? Does not this circumstance indi
cate a special interposition of Divine Provi
dence in, favor of Western Africa? And
shall we not second the movement ?
Permiftue then, brethren, to suggest this
plan for the purpose of enabling the Board
in establishing a mission at Nifon. This is
a community of Natives, on the Western
coast of Africa, about two hundred miles
South of IVlonrovia.
Let each church take up a collection at
as early a date as possible, for that special
purpose. Lit it not diminish the regular
annual contribution to the Board of Foreign
Alissions, or - there will be nothing gained by
It Mild be extra effort, to aCcomplish the
end. When the Presbyteries hold their
Stated Meetings, in the Spring, let this con
tribution be placed in the bands of the dele
gates to the GI neral Assembly, to be paid by
them to the officers of the. Board, to be ap
propriated to this object.
I hope, brethren, that you will •give this
matter a favorable consideration, and if this
plan should meet your views of the subject,
I hope that the Board will be enabled to
commence with the present year this enter
I am yours, in the Gospel;
JOHN C. , HANNA.
far itt foung.
BY VIRGINIA. F. TOWNSEND.
She was my first child-friend, and my
dearest little Abbie Jane. There were only
two narrow alleys running between our
houses, and their sitting TOM windows
faced each other; and shutting my eyes, I
can see the little restless head, at the second
panei the hands making all sorts of panto
mimes, and the lips all sorts of motions, just
as I saw it in the days that lie piled away
back in my memoiy.
She was: a. bright, good-hearted, impul
sive •child, this little Abbie Jane Marks, not
the least pretty, with her short, straight,
dark hair cut' close to her head, and her
sharp, piquant, irregular features; but there
was something. about her .that every body
liked, she was .so'bright and , sparkling, so
full - of sunshine, and kind-heartedness, that
one could not help forgiving her faults; for,
I am sorry to •say, my, little friend was at
times pert, indomitable, and quick-tem
I was almost as much at home in Abbie's
house as I was in my own, for neither of us
had , any brothers or sisters, so we used to
make' alternate -visits of several hours'
length each day; and I am both happy and
sorry - to= say, that our neighborly intimacy
and harmony;would have been' a good ex
ample to many people much older and wiser
than we were.
When at Abbie Jane's we had the little
sitting room almost to ourselves, for the seam
stress who sat by the side window never in
terfered with our• enjoyments, except some
times with a gentle 4 4 Be quiet, children,"
when our.mirth had grown too obstreperous,-
and the reproof was lost in the sweetness of
the smile that accompanied it.
Abbie Jane and I loved tie seamstress,:
very much. Sher was a pale, sorrowful
looking girl, very shy and quiet; and I can
remember now, she had the look which
these wear who have to' fight young and
fiercely with the world.
Bur sometimes we would coax her to join
in our plays, and, her face would brighten,
and her laugh break out gleefully as' Abbie
Jane's or my own, and occasionally we would
draw our stools around her, and she would
tell us stories of her old home in the coun
try, and of her mother, over whose head the
Spring, dandelions had grown yellow for
half a dozen years. • One day it was cold
and stormy, with the wind beating up the
thick, white flakes of snow against the win
dows, and Miss-Stone (this was the seam
stress's name) was very grave and 'sad.
.Abbie Jane did, not observe this, as I
did, for she was greatly out of humor, as
her father had promised to take her out of
town that day to visit her cousin,' but the
snow-fall had prevented this.
There was a dark aloud on Abbie Jane's
bright face all the day. Sbe seemed 'dis
posed >to find fault with every thing and
every body, for tbiaone discord drowned all
the, harmonies God had gathered around her
She tossedAker playthings about petulant
ly, she movedLround the room restless and
discontented, and two or three times she
spoke sharp and unkindly to the seamstress:
I still see the grieved, sad look settling
on the pale face, that bent over the stitching,
and ,I wanted' to' speak 6f this to Abbie
Jane, but I was a timid child, and always
stood in some awe of my coMpanion's dom
The night gathered early, and the seams
tress- commenced folding her work. " Why,
Miss Stone you. aren't going out to-night
in this dreadful storm ?" I exclaiined. "If
Mrs. Maris were here, she wouldn't let
you, any how," • for Abbie Jane's mother
was passing a month in Baltimore. "Yes,
I must go home to•night," she 'answered in
a resolute voice, as she tied on her straw
bonnet, pausing 'once or twice to press her
hand to her side. So after Miss Stone had
pinned on her shawl, I went up and kissed
her, as we always did when she left; but
Abbie Jane stood moodily by the table,
drumming with her fingers on the top..
"Abbie Jane, aren't you• going to kiss me
to-night?" asked the seamstress in an eager,
troubled voice, that at any other time would
have touched the litte girl's heart, I am Cer
tain. But now she only turned Way, an
swering, "I shan't kiss. anybody , to-night."
The seamstress bent down her head quickly,
but I saw the sudden quiver of her lip, and
the tears springing up to her eyelashes,
" Oh, Abbie Jane, do kiss Miss Stone;
you'll make .:her feel bad, if you don't, I
"I shan't either," twitching her arm
angrily`away from me. " I just wish you'd
let use alone Mary."
" Yes, let • her alone," said Miss Stone';
and without speaking another word, she
went out of the room, out of the house to
battle her way home, through the cold, and
snow, and wind.
. That night Abbie Jane and I slept togeth
erf: and after , we were tuckedbmp. nicely in
our little crib, and heard the storm shiver.
ing against the windows, the little girl drew
up close to me, and whispered, "I do wish,
Mary, I'd kissed Miss Stone, before she
went home to-night; tell' her so, too,
when she comes to-morrow." But when the
morrow came, the seamstress did not come
withit. Abbie Jane was uneasy . and anxious
all that day ; rso was' I.
But the next day passed, and the next,
bringing no tidings of the seamstress. At
la,st Mrs. Marks returned, and at her little
daughter's earnest solicitation, she sent
round a messenger to Miss Stone's to learn
what had become of her.
The`girl returned, saying that the seam
stress lay at the point of death, with the
lung fever, and " °eh I sure," she said, with
her broad Hibernian brogue, "it's a pitiful
sight to see her stretch out her thin arms'
and cry, kids me once, 'just 'once, Abbie
Jane," and nobody but her old father, with ,
his gray hairs tangling about his face, tothear ,
And then, with,a great sob, Abbie Jane
threw herself into her mother's arms; and
prayed her that she might see Miss Stone
And Mrs. Marks was 'a tenderhearted
woman, and she answered, "We will go
there together, my-little girl." Two chain
tiers, scrupulously.-neat, but ., very <plainly
furnished, in the upper part of> a tali-wood
en building,• formed the home of the-seam
She lay in the back chamhr. She lifted
her head when we entered—her bead over '
which the death mildew was gathering.
Abbie Jane sprang forward, and wound
her arms around Miss Stone's neck. " Bare
you come to kiss me ?" murmured the dying
woman, and the little girl's lips. dropped
down kissesras fast as her tears did on the
white face—the white farce that laid itself
heavily back on the pillow, never to rile
But an old man, old with both years and
suffering, leaned over it very tenderly, and
his long gray hairs swept the cold cheeks as
be cried, "My darling, do not leave your
It was many days before the old smile
danced back into Abbie. Jane's eyes, and
the sad lesson she bad learned was never
She was very kind to the bereaved old
man, making him visits, and carrying him
pre,senta_every week; but this did not last
long, for in a little while he went to his
daughter, with his hand laid in its final
blessing on the head of Abbie Jane Marks.
She had made his last days very pleasant
ones to him. "He will tell her, Mary, when
he gets home to heaven, how I have tried
to make him happy, and she, will forgive
me, I know she will, because I didn't kiss
her that day, but oh ! how I wish I'd done
it," said , the little girl, many times after
ward, as she buried her face,
wet with warm
tears, in my lap.—Home Magazine.
Banks of Pittsburgh, imi
Banks of Philadelphia, par
Bank of Chembereburg, . 3.4
Bank of Rettimburg, • %I
Bank of Middletown, 34!
bank of Newcastle, pl
Erie bank, 4
Farm. dr Drov. Wayne b' •%1
Franklin bk. Washingto n par
Harrisburg bank, Xi
Honesdale bank, _ 34!
Bank of Warren, Xi
Relief Notes, X
Ali other solvent banks, par
State bank, and branches, X
AU other solvent banks, %
All solvent banks, 34
New York City,
D U FF'S MERCANTILE COLLEGE
OF PITTSBURGH, WO - FRLING, CTIRGINIA) AHD
b UALINGTON, IOWA: .
Pounded in. 1840, and incorporated by the Legislature of
Pennsylvania, rithperpetnal charter. •
His Excellency, the Hon. James Buchanan President elect
of the United States.
Hon Judge Wilkins,
Hon. Judge Hampton,
Hon. Judge Lowrie.
FACULTY AT PITTSBURGH.
P. WIPP, President, author of " Duff's Bcolokeeping,"
"The Western Steamboat Accountant," &e.; Professor of
the Principles and Practice of Dotele-Enty nook-keeping.
A. T. BOWDEN, Professor of Mathematics and itijinact
Professor of gook.koe*ag.
W. H. DUFF,
THOS. McCARTY, •
THOS. MCCABE, Associate Profes'ra of Boolokeeliiik.
T. O. JONES,
3. 0. STOCKTON,
J. D. WILLIAMS, Professor of Commercial and Orinnifete t ;
tal Penmanship, the best Business and Ornamental
in the United States.
N. B. HATCH, Profaner of Commercial law and Polities'.
Eton. Judge SHANNON and WiRRPAERICH, Spe
clal Lecturers on Commercial Law.
REV. DAVID FERGUSON Professor of Conunercial
JOHN MURPHY, Teacher of the Artsof DeteCting Counl
terfeit and Altered Dank Notes.
P. L. APEL, Professor of French and German Languages.
E. DADDY, Professor of Mechanical and - Architectural
PANE BENJAMIN, of New York, and other initially dis
tinguished literary gentlemen from Eastern cities, will also
lecture before the College during the Winter.
This is believed to be the only establishmentin the 'Union,
founded, organized and aonducted by a practicid Merchant,
who, from theanost Matured experimental information, has
brought the Accountant's and 'Merchant's education toa de.
gree of perfection never - attained by the best theoretical
Upw,ards of form thousand Students have been educated
for the Mereantile Profession; and such has bemithereeent
increase of business, that a large additional 4411, and sev
eral additional Teachers of Book-keeping; have become neces
sary' for the accommodation of the Students.
. Students •have access-to a library , of three thousand vol
. , , .
For fall particulars, send-for' specimens •Of Mr. Wilt-
LIAW Penmanship, and a Circular of-forty-fonr pages--
DUFF'S BOOKKEEPING, Harper's new edition, pp.
royal octavo. Price $1.50; postage'2l cents.
DUFF'S STEAMBOAT BOOK-KEEPIAG. Price $1.00;
footage 9 cents.
Si"- To ensure prompt answins, address all letters respect.
ing the College to the Principal. For Duff's System of Book
keeping, or Blanks,' address any of the Pittsburgh Book
sellers, or the Publishers, Harper & Brothers, New York.
JOHN 0. MEAD b-SONS,
The oldest and most experienced BLECTRO PLAT/MS in the
TEA SETS AND URNS,
Gast,ETS, %WAKENS, Ac.,
- OP •.
The most elaborate and richest patterns
SPOONS, FORKS. LADLES, BRUIT, TEA AND TABU
No. 15 South -Ninth' Street, abotis' Chestnut,
Near the Girard House,
MIEW PUBLICATIONS BY THE ARIEBI.
111 OaN TRACT -SOCIETY,. 303' Chestnitt Stieet, Phila•
The Pilgrim Boy; pp. 144, 18mo., with illustrations; 15
cents, or 25 gilt. A striking 'narrative of the incidentain
the life of an energetic lad who was thrown upon his own
resources, and through many errors and hairbreadth 'soaves,
became at length a useful• man, and an active Christian.
Postage 7 cents.
No Pains, No Gains. With engravings. Written by Mrs
H. C. Knight, of PortsmMith, N. IL, Vora the life of Samuel
Budget, of Bristol England, a distinguished merchant of
great benevolence and fidelity to Christ; pp. 120, 18mo.; 15
cents, or 25 MP . Postage .6 cents.
. Faithful Ellen. With frontispiece; pp. 106,- 11,1 mo.; 15
cents, or 25 gilt. An interesting history of a colored child,
who was long a cherished inmate of one of the best Chris
tian families, and became a happy and useful mother of a
family. Will be special y acceptable to servants or domes
tics. Postage 6 cents.
The Farmer and his Family. With frontispiece; pp. 80,
18mo.; 15 cents, or 25 gilt. Narrative of a proud, worldly
English faimer, who, through the conversion and influence
of a daughter became a consistent and Useful CluiStiarL -
Postage 5 cal*
Glimpses of Life in Africa. With engruvinge. By Mrs
Anna M. Scott, of the Episcopal mission at Cape Palmas;
pp 64, 16m0.: 15 cents, or 20 gilt. Affording =much intelli
gence of Africans, and the adaptation of the Gospel to their
temporal and spiritual wants. Postage Scents.
Bible Primer of the Prophets. By 3liss K 3L Caull" l ” 4 ., of
New London, Conn.; being Part 111. of the series. Beauti
fully illustrated ; 21 cents, . or 35 - gilt. The authorhas drunk
deep into the spirit of the prophets, and prepared a work
which will be as acceptable and profitable for parents as for
children. Postage.l.o cents.
That Sweet Story of Old, or. History of Jeans;
18mo., with many -engravings; gilt, 30 cents. Giving the
history with great simplicity, aid a happy adherence to the
Scripture narrative. Postage 7 cents.
These books wilLbe sent by, mail, postage , Prepaid, 'bathe
receipt of 'the price, and the postage annexed to each
Anew catalogue of the Society's complete list of publica
tions, with Mice and Postage annexed to each book, can al: ,
ways be had on application at the Tract Willie, 303 Chestnut
Street, one door below Tenth, Phila. jaSi
vpoorrs AND SHOES, BOOTS AND SHOES.
„SUS Hou se ROBB, Street , Market Street, between the
Marke and Pifth would Call to attention of
his friends and customers, and all others wbo may favor him
with their trade, that. for the future he will be found at his
New Shoe Store, as above, with an entirely New Stock of
Boots, Shoos, Gaiters, Slippers; Palm Leaf, Pedal, Tustin, and
Braid Hata, &a.; consisting in part of Gents' Nancy Opera
Bbots. Congrees Gaiters, Oxford Ties, &c., &c.; Ladies', Misses'
and Children' Nancy Bcias; Gaiters, Tice, Slips, &s,, very
beautiful; Boys' and Youths' Dress Boots, Shoes, Ties and
is stock is one of the largest ever opened in this city,and
el/braces everything worn by the ladies of Philadelphia and
New York, and, be trusts, cannot fail to pleasnall. Great
care has been taken jin selecting the choicest goods, all
which he warrants. of
Reale° continues to manufacture,as heretofore. all do
ticriptions of Boots and Shoes, and ds .Yang -experience of
over twenty yeare in busirona in this city is, he trusts, a ant
ficlent guaranty that those'who faytir him with their custom
willbe fairly dealt with - ap26-tf
111 D Ell 0 I'lr. AND LEATHER STORE...-.
D. RIRKPATRIOK k EONS, No. 21S. THIRD Et, be.
ween Market and Chestnut Streetti,`Philadelphia;'haveTor
DRY Alm sez , TED.BPANzeir, MOBS, - .
Dry anti Green Balted Patna Rips,- Tanner's Oil, Tanner's
and Currier's Tools at the lowest priests, and upon the -beat
Sir All kinds` of Leather in the rough ' 'Waited, for
which the highest:-market price will be glven in,' cash, .ot
taken in exchange for Rides- Leather Wired free of charge
and sold 013 conandesicni.
mARNE4CLIfvfI BELL srotltDair.—
.2 WRST TROY, NSW YORR.
We notice. that the Masers. Meneely..haie their furnace
in All Meet again, and we , are plessedlirknew that they
are daily receiving orders for their , celebrated Belle, from
different parts of, the Union. . • : ..-,
Areong..thete ordered within ,a, .week.' is one weighing
2,600 pounds for New Bedford, - Maas., Another of the
sane weight for Gnilderituid, Centre in of 2,000 pounds
for Concord, N. IL, one of .B,OIM
..poiuride for the city of
Mobile Ala., , one , of 1,600 pounds, lor Beloit, Wis.,. one
of 1,2e0 pounds for Fort Dee Moines,* lowa, ke. &n- They
are also furnishing six bells for the Goserament, to , be
linerg blard Light Ships- _ln foggy weather, to, warn.
Adt safe: xal to.. a PPr oll ektioo:ritier - the coast.--Ifer4Troy
FOR THIS PAPUA.
INBW .TERSET &DELAWARE.
'All solvent banks, • 34
AD. solvent banks,
I NORTH CAROLINA.
Aii solvent banks, 2
All solvent banks, 2
AU solvent banks,
All solvent banks, 4
All solvent banks,
State bank and branches, 54
Bank of State of Missouri, %
Mar. & Iris. Co. checks, 5
All solvent banks, 8
All solvent banks, 8
Hon. Charles Naylor,
General J. H. Moorhead,
IRON CETI? Cl4/97.PIERCIAL COL Le,zi, :
AT PIT:MBE iti;ll.
CHARTERED APRIL. 1855.
HAVING A FACULTY OF TEN TEACH ;. Ls .
Iwo HUNDRED AND SEVEN STUDENTS
IN DAILY ATTENDANCE,
and the School Rapidly Increasing.
LARGEST A2VD MOST TETORour:H C.VALUER.C7.4,
COLLEGE OF THE 11E82.
THREE SILVER MEDALS
Awarded to this College. by the Ohio. Michigan, ard
Sylvania etate Faits, in 1e65 and 1856, for the beaL hnsiLe,
and Ornamental Writing.
IMPROVED SYSTEM OF TOOK-REEVING,
Taught by a practical business man, who publiakcd a
Mr work on cook-keeping as early as 1819. In no eth,„
Commercial College is Book-keeping taught by a Tract,
having an equal amount of experience in teaebiLg,,,u
Full Commercial Course, time unlimited, -- - s3sa .
Average time to complete a thorough Course, Oton
Can enter at any time--reviee at pleasure. Board Der ne , k,
$250 to $3.00. Prices for tuition atd board — healthit,t
city in the Union—its 'great variety of business,
the cheapest and most available point in the United Stater
for young men to gaina Business Education, and obtain sic
Specimens of Writing, and Circular, sent free *1 char,,,
Address F. W. JENKINa.
fe2l Pittsburgh, Pa.
WIC TEILESTING PUBLICATIONS,
IL The Preityterian Board of Publication have lately ed.
dad to their Catalogue the following valuable and inter -at.
ing books for the Sabbath School and the Family :
1. A Day with the Ilapnakers. Written for the Board of
Publication. .ISmo., pp. 72. Price 15 cle.
2. The First Sabbath Excursion, and its Consequence s
18mo.. pp. 72. Price 15 eta.
3. William Bartlett. or the Good Scn ; The Contestel
Seat; Lessons of the Stars; and Who is the Happiest GM'
18mo , pp. ICB. Price 15 and 20 eta.
Learn to Say .I`.: 1, or the City Apprentice. Written for
the Board of Publication. 18mo., pp. 122. Price t:0 and
5. Footprints of Popery, or Pisces where Martyrs bare
Suffered. 18mo.. pp. 117. Price 25 and 30 ets.
6. Rhymes for the Nursery. 18mo., pp. 91. Price 20 and
7. Select Stories for Little Folks. Compiled by Addle.
113 mo„ pp. 216. Price 30 and 35 cts.
8. Kenneth- Forbes, or Fourteen Ways of Stddying the
Bible. 13m0., pp. 336. Price 35 and 40 cents.
9. The Child's Scrap Book. Compiled by the Editor. 18mo.,
pp. 144. Price 20 'end 25 cents.
10. Gems from the Coral Islands. Western Poleynesis,
comprising the - New Hebrides Group, the Loyalty Group,
and the Now Caledonia Group. By the Bev. William Gill,
Rarotonga. 12m0., pp. 232. Price 60 cents.
11 Gems from the Coral Islands or Incidents of Contrast
between Savage and Christian Life, of the South Sea Island
ers By the Rev. William Gill, of Rarotonga. Eastern
Polynesia, comprising the Rarotonga Group, Penrhyn
lands. and Savage Island. With 13 engravings. 12in0.,
pp: 235. Pre 75 eta.
12. Faith and Works, or the Teaching of the Apostles
Paul and James, on the Doctrine of Justification perfectly
Harmonious. By 1..11. Christian, pastor of the Barth Pres
byterian church, Philadelphia. 18mo , pp. 136. Price 2u
and 25 cents.
13. By Whom is the World to be Converted? or Christians
Christ's Representatives and Agents for the Conversion of
the World. By the Rev. Thomas Smyth, D. D. Published
by request of the Synod of South Carolina. lamo., pp. 10S.
Price 20 and 25 cts.
IL The Classmates, or the College Revival. By a Presby
terian minister. 18mo., pp. 2113 Price 25 and3o eta.
15. The Presbyterian Juvenile Psalmodist. By Thomas
Hastings. ' Pp. 258. Price 30 cents.
JOSEPH. P..ENGLES, Publishing Agent.
No. 265 Chestnut St., Philadelphia.
witTE THE LLIMENTION OF
IV V ' the 'public to the
pRILADRT.WRIA HOUSRICXYPINO DRY GOODS STORY,
where may be found a large assortment of all kinds of
Dry Ooods,• required hi tarnishing' a house, thus arming
the trouble usually experienced in hunting such amicha
la various places. In consequence of our giving our at.
taut:don -to this kind: of stock, to .the excluzion of bees
■od fancy goods, we can guarantee our prices and styles
to be the most favorable In the market.
we are able to give 'perfect antis' faction, being the ol.oz
ESTABLISHED LINEN STORE In THE orrr, and having been
for more than twenty years regular importers from son
of:the best manufacturers in Ireland. We offer also a
large stook of
FLANNELS AND AIIIELINff,
of the best qualities to be obtained, and at the very lowest
pricers. . Also, Blankets, Quilts, 'Shadings, Tickitige, De.
mask " Table Cloths, and Napkins, Towellings, Diapers,
Ittickabees, Table and Piano Covers Damasks and Mo.
reams, Lane and Muslin Curtains, Dimities. Fwmiiiira
Chintzes, Window Shadings, &c.,
JOHN V. OOWBLE k SON,
E. W. corner ORESTNUT and SEVENTH Sta.
4XF OECD FIE Itt AL. IC SESNENAIiLY,
CELESTITE COUNTY; PA.
The Winter Session, of five months, will commence the first
Wednesday in November.
Expenses,for Boarding, FueLlAght and Tuition in the En
glish liranches,l6o per Session. Ancient and Modern Lan
guages, each $5. Lessons on the Piano, and nse of Instru
ment, $l5. Painting and Drawing, each SS. Or the pay
! dent-of $BO, will include the whole.
~Ldsfly stage 'connects with the ears at Newark, DeL, and
aleii Parkesborg, Pa. .A.ddress
. M. DICKEY, or
Or forcl,Sept 20,1855 SAMUEL DICKEY. Oafe-d, rs.
kV-Ir B. BIERISHAW, FAMILY 44ROCER
• 253 Liberty Street, has an excellent stock, compris
trig the largest. fullest, and most complete assortment of
CHOICE - FAMILY GROCERIES,
FINE GREEN AND BLACK - TEAS,
'SPICES, PICHLBS, SAUCES,
DOMESTIC/ AND FOREIGN PRESERVED FRINIS,
CINCINNATI HAMS, AND DRIED BEEF,
FLOUR, FISH, &c.,
To be found in. this market: Be would call the `ariecial
attention of proprietors of boarding schools at a distance to
his stock, as they may rely upon the quality of the arti.
des be sells being-of the first class.
Catalogues furnished, giving an extended list of the
Goods delivered free of charge, at Railroad depots and
teamboat landings. ja3
OLD NET'S ENVELOPE MAN LP AC
IL/ TORY, 5634 South 61:MTH Street, below Chestnut
Envelopes, Die Sinking and 3 f aigrdsing, Dies Altered, En
velopes Stamped with BusinesslOards, Homoeopathic Envel
open, self sealed and printed directions,: Paper Saga for agri
culturists, grocers; dm., for putting Wp garden - seeds sod
EBJNTINtk or all kinds, viz : Cards, Bill-eads,
ENGRAVING of Vfidting and - Wedding Oarde, with en•
velopea to nt "ex' 'wily, of Amid .loreach and
Bnveloppa, infale to order of any, sim, grunt , and de•
eription. VOuveyandei'd EnvelApes tzir deeds, mortgages
old papers, Ac., made - in tho best manner by
N. D. Calera seat by Itairietwi as per agreement
,AND - SAMMY INSTRUCTION—
Prof: 'Jacobus's Notes on John, new edition. •
" " Mark and Luke, new edition.
Question Books on the' sanity interweaving the Shorter
On Matthew, (with Oatichistriannexed,) $1.50 per dos.
On Mark and - Luke, • " each 1.50 "
or, the two volumes bound in one, 2.25 "
On JObn, with Catechiiin also annexed, 1.50 "
They will, be .forwarded -to any address, if orders. be sent
to JAMES A. rRwIN,
Fres. Board of Colnortage, St. Clair St., Pittsb'gb.
JOHN S. DAVISON,
65 Market Street, Pittsburgh.
WIC S. BBNI'OIJL,
St. Clair Street, Pittsburgh.
AMES BLNG . . -
MEDIC KING & REITER
have associated; themselves in the practice of Died
tine and Surgery. Office. in Dr. Mors residence, N 0.112
Fifth Street, opposite the Cathedral.' -
Dr. Reiter will attend at the office daily,. and may be m
oulted at his residence, in Bast Arty, the mornings
and' evenings. m
rti E. B VI t S TL A IZ sTI' tute wi7l ...'...:!
Tuesday, May Ist.
Circulars may be had •at the Dreg store of A. W. Carley,
18th and Chestnut streets, Philadelphia, at the Book store et
J. M. Wilson, 9th and Arch streets, and at the Education
Rooms, 205 Chestnut street, or address
Rev. J. M. GAYLEY.
Media, Del. Co., Pa-
et 0 T T4.I:G S E MIN ARV- FOR YOUNG
LADIES, Pottstown, Montgomery County Pa.
The Winter Session of this Institution will commence
Novaniber 4th. For Circulars, with toll particulars, address
REV. W. R. WORK,
- Principal and Proprietor
NIL & BLACK, Manufacturers of Bar, Sheet, Hoop en
Angle Iron, Nails, and Spikes also, Flat Bar-Punched Rail.
Warehrinie No. 99 Water Street, between Wood and
Market. • 0c25'6111
, A. BRITTON & CO,
MANUFACTURERS, & WHOLESALE AND ENTAIL
N 0.32 North SECOND Street, above Market, Phbadelphis.
The largest, cheapest, and best assortment of PLAIN and
FANCY BLINDS of any other establishment in. the United
REPAIRIN . promptly attended to. Give us a es%
and satisfy yourselves. feS-ly
AnkliFORD 1 1 91011A.LIG. COLLEGE, EtrTLGE
mur County, Ohio, under care of the Synod of Cincissesl -
FrinciPal, Rev. J. W. Scott, D. D., aided by eight assistant
teacher!. Expense from sso to $9O per session of five
nionths. Scholarships at rates still 'lower. The building'
and:groonds are tausurpassed. Every modern convenience
and comfort has been_ !applied. Rooms all heated with
steam, and lighted with gas. *axioms open early to Jam'
ary and September. For circulars or information in detail,
apply to flit. SCOTT, or &VV. W. S.RO4NRO, Oxford, °hi°.
CnwituaI..A.IOADEIIIIT, AT AIRY viEwi
Tuscarora ;Valb3y; Juniata County, Ps., one-fourth F. ,
a mile from the Perrysville Station of Pennsylvania Sew
The llannner Sendou will commence on Monday, the 16th
of April. Whole expense per session of twenty-two week ,
for Board, Room, Tuition, Washing and Incidentale,sss, PO
able one-ball adviume.
Bee Ciroidars. DAVIT , WILSON,
mar.ls-ly . Principal and Proprietor, Port Royal P.
ILX Olt VOLT. AG I +
WPM INSTITUT" ,
M." DIXON. ILLINOIS.—Thie Institution, undercharg e
of this Presbytery of Hoek _River, is now open for the reee?
110 n of students. Having a location pleasant,healtbfal. ro d
easy of access, with an able and efficient corps of teacher ,
it is hoped that it will receive the patronage of the public.,
For terms of tuition, board, fie, apply to any member al
Rock River Presbytery, or to the President of the Institu
ANY. W. W. HARSEIft.
Art A2L D--JADIRIC OClLiti M. D., DA`
IL, MT, Third street shore Pine, Williamsport, P 5
al Unit' A. 13 - A .11, ALDLPO.II.T.EB.
WATCHES. N. 104-
CHESTNUT Street. Bi ce "
Nulty. Philadelphia. ;Newly
PLA-Eliris. at i ; . T ß 7 BL ß ro Viit zaum P Az lß: WATC O-651
R. JEWELRY, SILVER WARE, and FANCY GOOD^,
Watch, Jewelry,, and Silver Ware Store, ha. 04
SECOND Street, betareen Pine and Union, west aide, Pleilsal•
where yon ul- , And a large assortment of tbe A!! e
named goods: ' also, Plated Communion Service,
Betts, Cake': Baskets, Castors, Spoons, Forks, he.
kinds of .Iyatehes Jewelry, and Silver ware, made to
orderandre, ISA deduction made to cl erg ymen.
r art Arl w ell say goods as low as can be had in the 6:1