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PITTSBURGH, AUGUST 15, 1857.
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to RIM DAVID McKINEET. Pittsburgh,
REv. A. W. Braox, D.D., of Sewickley,
Pa., sailed for Europe in the Indiana, on
Wednesday of last week. He is accompa
nied by his wife. The Dr. is a delegate from
the New Side Covenanter Church of this
country, to- the Evangelical Alliance, to
meet at Berlin, on the 10th of September.
WASHINGTON COLLEGE, PA.—The Cata
logue for 185677, gives us, in the usual
form, the list of students : Seniors 19, Ju
niors 23, Sophomores 26, Freshmen 23, Pre
paratory or Irregular 15; Total 106. The
Annual Commencement occurs on the third
Wednesday in September.
WESTERN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY.—The
next Session of this Institution will com
mence on the Second Monday of next month.
We are happy to say that Prof. Wilson has
formally accepted. The Faculty is now com
plete. Students, whose funds are short, will
find satisfactory arrangements for supplement
ing them, on application to the Faculty.
EVIDENCES OE REGENERATION.—Oat
Correspondent, under this head, writes
Scripturally, plainly, and in a manner great
ly to edify the honest inquirer. He furn
ishes good reading for the young Christian 3
and the aged also natty find much benefit
from the precious truths presented. That
important subject, "Union with Christ," is
The Young Non's Christian Association,
The Young men of this place are making
laudable efforts to render their Association
the means both of enjoyment and useful
ness, to both themselves and others. They
have handsome Rooms, an entertaining Li
brary, and pleasant meetings. They invite
all well disposed young men to unite with
them. They also invite strangers who may
be in the City, and especially Christian min
isters,-to visit their Rooms.
Donations of good books to this institu
tion, would be contributions to an excellent
A Sermon by a Lady.
"ZED," this week, in the midst of his
description of the things seen in his ramble,
tells us of a portion of what he heard—the
substance of an excellent sermon preached
by a poor woman to two ministers. Jesus
often abides, sweetly, in places from which
we would fly. He is no respecter of persons.
He distributes his consolations with such a
judicious adaptation to circumstances, that
his poor and sickly children enjoy about as
much of happiness in this world, as do the
rich and healthful. True joy is from a
heavenly fountain. The wise draw thence,
and receive according as their day is, and
as their needs abound.
Theological Seminary of the North-West.
The Board of Directors of the Presby
terian Theological Seminary for the North-
West is called to meet in the South Presby
terian church, Chicago, on Tuesday, Sep
tember:lst, 1857, at 8 o'clock P. M., for
the purpose of preparing the Annual Report
of its doings to the Synods, as required by
the Constitution, prior to their meeting in
Also, to attend to other important matters
The meeting is an important one and a
full attendance is greatly desired.
The Executive and Financial Committee
will also meet at the same place, and on the
same day, at 8.), A. M., to prepare its report
to the Board, previous to its meeting in the
A full and punctual attendance of this
committee is urgently solicited.
S. T. WILsoN, President of Board,
and of Ex. and Fin. Committees.
The Annual Commencement of this in
stitution occurred during the last week in
July. We have had information from sev
eral sources, that the occasion was one of
much interest. The graduating clam num
bered twenty-seven. This was the largest
ever sent out by the College.
Rev. Dr. Smith, of Baltimore, preached
to the Brainerd Evangelical Society, and
Hon. Isaac Fowler, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y ,
addressed the Literary Societies.
The degree of D.D. was conferred on Rev.
J. Leighton Wilson, of the Foreign Board
of Missions; on Rev. Alfred Hamilton, of
Chester County, Pa.; and on. Rev. A. H.
Hand, of New Jersey.
Mr. F. A. March, a Tutor in the College,
was recommended to the Synod of tPhiladel
phia, as Professor, of the English Language
and Philology. The Collegiate year was di
vided into three Sessions. Rev. Mr. Mc-
Plana was re-elected provisional President,
till the next meeting of Synod. The pros.
pects of the College are spoken of very fa
vorably. The Synod of Philadelphia has,
in, this School for young men, a charge which
both demands and deserves her wise coun
sels, and her large-hearted liberality.
Commencement at Jefferson College.
The commencement exercises of literary
institutions of note and worth, must be in
teresting to every lover of humanity, learn
ing, and religion, because of the associations
stirred up, the hopes excited, and the fears
awakened ; and because of the agents for
great good, or lasting evil, then sent forth
into the world. Therefore, our numerous
readers all over the land will be especially
anxious for an account of the fiifty-iifth
commencement of Jefferson 001lege, Pa ,
the oldest and most widely-useful literary in
stitution West of the Alleghenies. To say
nothing of its graduates engaged in mercan
tile and other business pursuits, and in the
professions of law and medicine, it was
stated by an Alumnus, at the late Anniver
sary, that one-eighth of the ministers of the
Old School Presbyterian Church, a large
proportion of the ministers in the Seceder,
Union, and Covenanter Churches, together
with many in the New School and other de
nominations, were graduates of this College.
We presume it will scarcely be denied that
there is no other institution of learning in
the country, which has dispensed blessings
so liberally to the Church and to the world,
for the last half century, that has received
so little, in a pecuniary way, from both.
Long, carefully, earnestly, and successfully,
have its presidents, professors, and teachers;
toiled, and but poorly have they been recom
pensed. Nevertheless, the present satisfac
tion felt in the faithful performance of duty
has been theirs, and their final reward is
The anniversary services of the present
year, were held last week. On Sabbath
morning the Annual Sermon before the So
ciety of Inquiry and the Brainerd Evangeli
cal Society, was delivered by the Rev. John
Douglass, D.D., pastor of the First Cove
nanter church of Pittsburgh. His text was
2. Tim. ii : 15—" Study to show thyelf ap
proved unto God ;" from which was deduced
the duty of earnestness in doing good, and
seeking the Divine approbation. In the
evening the Baccalaureate Sermon was de
livered by the President, the Rev. Joseph
Alden, D.D.L L.D., from Acts xx : 35
—" It is more blessed to give than to re
ceive ;" from which he illustrated and en
forced the doctrine that man's fullest devel
opment and highest happiness is found in
benevolent activity. Both discourses were
well suited to their respective objects, and
were considered worthy of their authors.
On Tuesday afternoon the usual " Vale
dictories," and "Responses," were delivered
before the Philo and Franklin Societies, and a
large and interested audience, in Provi
dence Hall. In the evening the address be
fore these literary Societies, was delivered by
the Hon. James Pollock, L L.D., Governor
of Pennsylvania, on the responsibilities and
duties of the American scholar. The ap
pearing of the Governor called forth the
roost rapturous applause, and it is praise
enough to say that his address did not dis
appoint the expectations that had been en
tertained. It will be a happy day for this
great country, when all the States of the
American Union will have governors in their
literary, moral, and religious character, equal
to the present Governor of Pennsylvania.
The exercises of the commencement
proper were introduced on Wednesday morn
ing, with prayer, by the Rev. A: B. Brown,
D.D., late President of the College. This
gentleman, beloved net only for his father's
sake, but also for hi's own sake, has a strong
hold upon the affections of the sons and
patrons of the College, and earnestly du
they desire his entire restoration to health,
and his long continuance for extensive use
fulness in the work of the Lord.
Addresses were delivered by twenty-one
members of the graduating class; after
which, the degree of A. B. was conferred
on the following young gentlemen :
John Hancock Arnold, Bloomfield ; William
Ballantine, Canonsburg; Win. Wirt Ballard,
Princess Anne, Maryland; Andrew Willison
Boyd, Mechanicstown,Ohio ' • James Penrose
Burchfield, Pine Grove Mills • William D. Butler,
—; James Ewing Caruthers, Rural Valley ;,
Hugh Boyd Craig, Welch Run ; Wm. Von Albade
Deaderick, Jonesborough, Tenn. ; Samuel Calvin
Tait Dodd, Franklin; Caleb Bracken Downs,
Brownsville; Silas Glenn Dunlap, Edinburg, Ohio;
Richard Jephunah Evans, Ebensburg; Alex.
Ballantyne Fields, Shirls.nd ; Daniel Webster
Fisher, Arch Spring ; James D. Fitzgerald,
Chambersburg ; Joseph Miller Foster, Pitts
burgh ; Alex. Scott Foster, Allegheny City ;
Daniel Houston Harsha, Adams County, Ohio;
George Price Hays, Canonsburg ; David Hutchin
son Henderson, Shelocta ; Alex. Brown Hoge,
New York City ; James Woods Jenkins, Newton
Hamilton ; Francis Herron Kennedy, Sacramento
City, Cal.; Joseph M'Cartney, Armagh; Noah
Abram M'Donald, Shade Gap; Edward M'-
Donald Junior, Noblestown; Samuel Vigo
M'Kee, Vincennes, Ind.; William Postlethwait
M'Nite. Huntingdon County; James Emmet
M'Pherran, Spruce Creek ; Moses Morton Mar
ling, Valley Grove, Va. ; David Calhoun Marquis,
Pulaski; James Abram Marshall, Sidney, Ohio;
Calvin Wilson Mateer, London ; James Peebles
-Mathews, Shippensburg ; Robert Braden Moore,
Pennsville ; William Cowper Neely, Sewickley
ville ; Samuel Jack Nicol's, Westmoreland Coun
ty; Thomas X. Orr Orratown ; Thomas Went
worth Pierce, New Orleans, La. ; William Henry
Reeves, Mt. Pleasant, lowa. ; William Marshall
Richie, Mansfield, Ohio.; James Wallace Robb,
Albia, lowa.; John Byers Robb, Oskaloosa,
lowa ; John jay Shutterly, lowa City,
lowa ; James Smith, Eidersridge ; James Power
Smith, Greensburg; Robert Dunlap Sproull,
Allegheny City; Cyrus Townsend, West Man
chester; Thomas Freeman Wallace, New Alex
andria ; William Lockhart Wallace, Allegheny
City; Robert Ross Wiestling, Middletown, Pa.;
Lowrie W. Wilson, Morgantown, Vs..; William
S. Wood, De Witt, lowa.
The " first honor" was divided between Messrs.
Mateer and Pierce, and the second between
Messrs. Fisher and Marquis.
The degree of A. M. in course, was con
ferred on the Rev. Jacob Doll, Rev. T. B.
Wilson, Rev. Wm. E. Hunt, G. S. Roude
bush, 13. T. Myers, Joseph L. Dither, Rob
ert D. Clark, Julius A. Smith, and Robert
Carothers. The honorary degree of A. M.
was conferred on Mr. Frew, principal of the
High School of Birmingham, Pa. The de
gree of D. D., was conferred on the Rev.
James Alexander, of Martinsville, Ohio;
Rev. G. W. McPhail, of Lafayette College,
Pa.; Rev. Mr. Gearheart, President of
Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster,
Pa.; Rev. E. D. G. Prime, of N. Y.; Rev.
Joseph Scroggs, of Ligonier, Pa.; Rev.
John McNair, of N. J.; Rev. Donald Mc-
Laren, of Caledonia, N. Y.; and Rev. Al
exander Donaldson, principal of Elder's
Ridge Academy, Pa. The degree of L.L.
TH E PR ESBYT ERIAN BANNER AND A_DVOCAT E.
D. was conferred on the Bev. Thomas L.
Verrilllye, D.D., one of the pastors of the
Collegiate Dutch Church, N. Y., and on the
Hon. James Pollock, Governor of Pa.
This institution has always been highly
favored in the ability and character of its
Faculty. The present members of the fac
ulty, are unsuipassed in skill in imparting
instruction, in devotedness to their work,
and in attention to the temporal and eternal
well-being of those placed under their care.
The qualifications of the new President, Dr.
Alden, admirably fit him for the post to.
which he has been called. The impression
made by him upon his fellow-laborers, upon
the students, upon the citizens, upon the
Trustees, upon all who have come in contact
with him, has been of the happiest kind.
It is admitted by all, that a better selection
could not have been made.
At this meeting the Board of Trustees
made important and valuable additions to
the Faculty. The Rev. Alonzo Linn, a
graduate of the class '49, was elected Pro
fessor of Political Economy and History,
and Principal of the preparatory department;
and Matthew Brown Riddle, son of the Rev.
Dr. Riddle, late of Pittsburgh, but now of
Jersey City, and grand-son of the late Rev.
Matthew Brown, D.D., was elected adjunct
Professor of Greek. Mr. Linn was, for
some time, a Professor in Lafayette College,
and Mr. Riddle has been a Tutor in this in
saution ; and both have given great prom
ise of superior ability and efficiency as Col
The Trustees also appointed the Rev. L.
R. McAboy, of the Presbytery of Allegheny
City, their Agent for the completing of the
endowment fund, and also for the comple
ting of the endowment of the Brown, and
the . Smith, or Greek Professorships. The
Trustees and Alumni present, earnestly
hoped that Mr. 14.1cAboy would see his way
clear to accept the appointment, believing
firmly that with the co-operation of the
friends and patrons of the institution, he
would soon be able to accomplish the im
portant object in view.
The institution was never in a more pros
perous state than at present, in the number,
character, and diligence of the students, or
in the number and ability of the members
of the Faculty. Therefore, she can urge
with the greatest confidence, her claims to
increased liberality on the part of her own
sons and patrons.
It has been determined to make the Pre
paratory Department a model of its kind,
where students entering at the beginning of
their course, may be thoroughly trained, and
where students more advanced may repair
what has been neglected in the earlier part
of their course. To this department, Pro
fessor Linn will be especially devoted.
It is also the determination of the Fac
ulty to raise the standard of scholarship for
entering the College classes, and for passing
from one class to another. At the late ex
aminations, no less than ten were pre
vented from passing from lower to higher
classes, in regular course, because of defec
tive scholarship. Every lover of sound
learning will rejoice to know that this insti
tution is in a position to take such a stand
as this. Nor will the size of the classes be
any longer in the way of special care being
devoted to every member. Each class is
now divided into sections, for recitation, so
that the same opportunity for ascertaining
the diligence and acquirements of each stu
dent exists, as if the classes were each re
duced to a score in number. '
It is gratifying to know that a first-class
telescope is in course of construction for
this College, having an object glass of seven
inches, with ten feet of focus; and that im
portant additions are constantly being made
to the chemical and philosophical Apparatus.
The Alumni Association held several
meetings, during which the following reso
lutions proposed by the Rev. Dr. McGill, of
Princeton, were adopted
Resolved, That the Alumni of this meeting
would be gratified with the discontinuance of the
plan to endow the College with scholarships, at
the present low rate, as soon as the Trustees shall
deem it expedient.
Resolved, That we recommend to the agent,
appointed by the Board of Trustees, to direct his
exertions first, and especially, to the completion
of two Professorships--the Brown and Smith
Resolved, That it is the sense of this meeting
that the salaries of the Professors are too low,
and the utmost exertions should be used to ad
vance them to one thousand dollars, and a house
for each full Professor.
Resolved, That we are gratified wi th the increase
just made in the number of Professors, and desire
that the force of Professors and Tutors be still
Resolved, That each Alumnus now present,
who has not already done so, contribute, if it be
convenient, ten dollars to the 'Smith, (or Greek)
Resolved, That we greatly rejoice in the pre
sent prosperity of our Alma Mater; and congratu
late the Trustees on the happy selection, again,
of a President, in the present incumbent.
The Alumni also appointed the Rev. Dr.
A. B. Brown, Prof. S. It. Williams, of Lou
isville, Ky., Rev. Isaac N. Hays, and Prof.
Linn, a committee to appoint an agent from
each class of graduates, for the purpose of
securing contributions for the Brown Pro
fessorship. Arrangements have been made
to have a large and interesting meeting of
the Alumni next year. The Rev. Loyal
Young, of the class of 1828, has been ap
pointed to prepare a historical sketch of his
class, which will be read at that time. The
Rev. Alfred Nevin, D.D., late of Lancaster,
Pa., of the class of '3B, has been appointed
orator, and J. McDowell Sharpe, Esq., of
Carlisle, Pa., has been appointed alternate.
The whole impression made by the late
anniversary exercises, was most favorable,
and a bright future seems to open before
this noble institution. The breadth of con
stituency which she now has, may be inferred
from the fact, that in the Senior Class, which
has just left her halls, are found the repre
sentatives of ten States of the American
Union. Probably a similar instance will not
be found in any of the commencements of
American Colleges for the present year.
THE YOUNG MEN'S MAGAZINE.--ThiS
interesting Monthly is conducted by R. C.
McCormick, Jr., New York. It is an oc
tavo of forty-eight pages, at 61.50, and is
now in the fourth No. of the first volume.
Unhappily the Friends of Temperance,
like those of many another good cause, have
expended much precious time in contest,
with each other. They have spoken harshly
of each other, injured each other's credit and
character, destroyed each other's work, in
jured the cause they all love, and made
their foes laugh in derision and for joy.
So it has been in this country, and so it is,
just now, in England. Out of three lines
in a letter of Mr. Gough to a friend in
England, the whole Temperance and Anti-
Temperance men there have been thrown
into most violent collision. The moderation
party clapped their hands for joy at the
anticipated triumphs of moral suasion, while
for a season Mr. Dow was compelled, to the
' greatest effort, to sustain his position. The
following short article in the British Ativo•
cafe, touches the true point with great keen
WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT ? GOUGH VS. THE
To the Editor of the British Temperance Advocate
DEAR SIR :—Gough says the Maine law
has failed ; the Maine law friends say moral
suasion has failed; and teetotalers say the
Gospel has failed. And we go on telling
the people, who are glad of an excuse for
wrong-doing, that all good is a lie, and the
world is given up to work its own destruc
tion. Now I submit that none of these
things have failed. The Gospel is what it
always was, and does what it always did.
It is the power of God to salvation to them
that believe, and never has nor never can
fail. Men fail to preach its truths and
practice its precepts; but to -them. that be
lieve it is the power of God, and under its
influence men denying ungodliness and
worldly lust, live soberly, righteously, and
godly in the present evil world. Moral sua
sion has failed in cases where there is no
moral power, and where men drive a bar
gain with Deity for the retaining of every
indulgence for which the slightest excuse
can be made ; but not where there has been
a willingness to receive the truth, and a
determination to pay the price that abstin
ence has involved. The Maine law has
failed in cases where it has not been en
forced, just as any other law would fail for
the same reason. If Mr. Gough's state
ment be true, the fault lies not at the door
of the Maine Law, but at the feet of lazy
teetotalers; and by the same rule, Mr.
Gough's visit to this country was a failure,
for I know several:societies by whom he was
sold at a price, that are now fast asleep, and
in which better men have had to beg their
bread and pay for a night's lodging.
And indeed what has not failed ? Sun
day Schools have failed, Bible Societies
have failed, Education has failed, Mechan
ics' Institutions have failed, the Reform
ation has failed, Missionary Societies have
failed, all nature and truth have failed. But
is it so ? The sun shines, though darkness
and clouds occasionally gather, and a storm
threatens ; the earth yields forth her fruit
in abundance, though there be barren rocks
and uncultivated soil, seed-time and harvest
have never failed, because Nature is true
to herself, and God is faithful. So it is in
all righteous and legitimate action. "A
thing of beauty is a joy for ever." Virtue
brings its own reward, and the diligent
hand maketh rich. Let us talk about suc
cess, and labor and live for it, and it will
come. Temperance men who cannot go for
a Maine law, let those alone who can, and
do you your own work. Surely it will do
no harm for teetotalers to shut up a public
house, though it be as by fire.
To the Maine law men let me say, Touch
the temperance advocate gently, if you
touch him at all. Though he walk not
with you, he is not to be knocked about like
old boots. He has walked many a weary
journey, and fought rnany a hard battle,
single-handed, and carried light and joy to
many dark and desolate homes; and though
no press chronicled the deed, nor rapturous
applause greeted his presence, the barrel of
meal failed not, and the widow's home
sheltered him from the storm. Verily they
had their reward.
These squabbles about minor matters
have nearly, in several cases, destroyed our
cause. Who of us does not recollect the
heart-burning and bitterness and loss of
friends in connexion with the dispute about
long and short pledges , from 1838 to 1846?
and what did we gain Debt and disorder
among ourselves, and neglect and contempt
from the public; and the people just did
what they liked after all, and so they will
again. Let us enlighten the mind, affect the
heart, and stir up public opinion, and the
people will do the rest.
The published Statistical Tables of the
two General Assemblies, furnish the follow
General View. OW School. New School.
Synods, 31 26
Presbyteries, 155 114
Candidates for ministry, 452 248
Licentiates, 257 105
Ministers, 2,411 1,595
Churches, 8,251 1,679
Members added on exami
nation, 13,296 5,558
Members added on certifi
cate, 9,719 4,960
Whole No. of communi
cants reported, 244,825 , 139,115
Adults baptized, 3,879 1,665
Infants baptized, 13,007 3,798
Foreign Missions, $110,826 $65,767
Domestic Missions, 108,485 96,308
Education, 226,081 68,747
Publication, 28,992 68,148
Congregational purposes, 1,953,964
This statement embraces the Southern
portion of the New School, as well as the
Northern, that is, the whole Churoh as it
existed at the opening of the late Assem
The Ashmun Institute.
Attention is requested to this important
means of advancing the welfare of the
colored race. The sad intelligence of the
death of Mrs. De Heer, of the Corisco
Mission, and the return from that Island of
Mr. and Mrs. McQueen, adds to the previ
ous overwhelming testimony, assuring us
that Africa is the home of the black man
and not of the white man. God will not
let white men possess it, especially the
Western coast and the interior. It is made
most manifest that we can not keep up, of
our countrymen, an adequate missionary
force, to instruct and convert the natives of
that vast and populous country; not even a
force sufficient to man a few good schools to
teach and train native laborers for the Gos
pel's work. The teachers and preachers
must be colored men, and, for a long time,
they must be trained at a distance, and sent. i hie character has been obtained concerning
Now, God has given us the colored pee- I one thousand and eighty-one former pupils
ple, in large numbers. He has given us the 1 of the Institution.
Bible and true religion. He has bidden us ! The Astronomical Prize at Yale College
preach the Gospel to every creature. 11e was received in 1853, by Hiram Bingham;
has given us learning, and great wealth. in 1855, by W. D. Alexander; and in 1857,
Clearly he says to us, Do your work oi , by D. D. Baldwin. These young gentlemen
Christianizing Africa, by training and were born in the Sandwich Islands, and still
sending out as laborers the young Africans, have their homes there.
whom, I have sent to you. The Presbytery
The Anniversary exercises of the Bangor
of Newcastle, in obedience to the command, .
Theolognal Seminary were held the last
have established this School, and they seek
week in July. The graduates numbered
Christian co-operation. twelve, one of whom, Mr. E. P. Roberts, of
. We ask the benevolent if they call not,
one by himself, or a few uniting,' find some
talented youth, favored FOR THIS SPECIFIC
WORK, with a dark skin., and send them to
the Ashram), and send also the means of
feeding and clothing them, while they are
being fitted to serve the Lord in teaching
their long neglected and needy brethren ?
MELANCTIION " bad prepared a reply to
the first article of " One Out West ;" butthe
second communication of the latter is so satis
factory, that the reply intended is withdrawn.
Those who really love Zion may generally be
brought to see " eye to eye," or so nearly
thus, that they can agree peacefully to pass
by their minor differences in judgment, and
devote their energies to far better purposes
than the damaging conflicts which are waged
by spirits less kindly in their emotions.
BOSTON AND NEW ENGLAND.
The Puritan Recorder has of late mani
fested great dissatifaction at the course pur
sued by the Hew York Independent. The
latter journal, recently, published a long
Editorial, concerning Congregationalism in
New York, its slow progress, and the diffi
culties in the way; also assigning various
causes for its slow growth in that place.
The former, in noticing this article, and the
causes assigned, expressed the opinion, that
the peculiar views, and course of the Inde
pendent and its friends, was no small
hindrance in the way of the success of the
denomination. But, still more recently, a
new cause of difficulty has sprung up
between these journals. The Rev. N.
Munroe, who has been for many years the
esteemed and faithful Secretary of the
American Sunday School Union, for Massa
chusetts and New England, wrote to the
New York papers, some time ago, stating
that the Resolution of the General Associa
tion if Massachusetts approving the action
of the American Home Missionary Society,
was not so unanimously passed as appeared;
and that this fact would have been made
apparent, if opportunity for an expression of
views had been given. The truth of the
statement is not denied. But the wrath
of the Congregationalist, of Boston, and
the Independent, of New York, has been
wondrously aroused against the furnisher
of this fact to the papers, and they demand
the appointment of another officer in his
place, more conformable to their own views.
The Puritan Recorder dissents altogether
from the tyranny proposed by the two
journals, in the name of freedom; and
deprecates any such interference, as will
place the great benevolent SOcieties in sub
jection to the dictation of any newspaper or
class of newspapers.
In this connexion, the Editor repeats a
conversation had with the proprietor of the
Independent, more than a year and a half
ago, which made a deep impression on his
own mind at the time, and which the Editor
affirms, tends to explain the peculiar animus
of the Independent. The proprietor is
represented as saying :
"It is astonishing to see how the _lnde
pendent goes ahead ! We have now 20,000
subscribers, and they are rapidly increasing.
I got up this paper to put these Benevolent
Societies right. We have already put the
American Board and the Home Missionary
Society right; and we have taken in hand
the Tract Society, and shall straighten that.
For as long as dry goods will sell, this paper
The Unitarian character of Harvard
College, must soon experience some decided
change. There is a vacancy in the Hollis
Professorship, which according to the
original bond, must be filled by a "sound
and orthodox" man, and the income of the
Henchman legacy can only be given, ac
cording to the terms of the bequest, to one
who "shall profess and teach the principles
of the Christian religion, according
, to the
well known Confession of Faith, drawn up
by the Synod of the churches of New Eng
The Unitarians welcome Miss Beecher,
since the publication of her last work, as
one of their number, and rejoice that the
daughter of the gifted preacher brought to
Boston, forty years ago, to put down Uni
tarianism, has repudiated the views con
cerning native depravity, which the father
then advocated and defended.
The commencement exercises, at Dart
mouth College, closed on the evening of the
30th ult.; sixty.seven young men received
the degree of Bachelor of Arts, and
twelve the degree of Bachelor in Science
from the Chandler Scientific School. The
Baccalaureate address of President Lord
was from Acts xxiv: 16. Professor Park, of
Andover, delivered the address before the
Theological Society, on the Harmony be
tween Taste and Religion. The Rev. Win.
H. Lord, of Montpelier, addressed the
Phi Beta Kappa Society, on Faith, the only
Foundation of Human Knowledge, and the
Means of Moral and Philosophical Pro
gress. The Alumni elected for their orator
next year, the Hon. Rufus Choate, and the
Hon. George P. Marsh as alternate. The
picture gallery has been enriched during
the year, by an addition of six marble slabs,
from the excavated palaces of ancient
Nineveh. These were obtained through the
Hon. Henry Rawlinson, Bart., upon whom
the degree of L. L. D. was conferred at the
During.the last year there have been two
hundred and fifty-two pupils in the Ameri
can Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb, at
Hartford. Information of the most favora-
Dorset, Maine, and a graduate of Williams
College, Massachusetts, was ordained a mis
sionary to Micronesia, under the auspices of
the American Board. The address before
the Rhetorical Society was by the Rev. Dr.
Hickok, of Schenectady, New York. His
object was to answer the question, What
is the kind 'of interest under the ministra
tions of the Gospel, that can be trusted as
lasting? At the close of the exercises, a
beautifully wrought pitcher and salver, were
presented, with appropriate ceremonies, to
the Rev. Dr. Pond, who has been for twenty
five years connected with this Seminary.
The Rev. Sabin Ainsworth came to
Jaffey, New Hampshire, to preach as a
licentiate,' in the
. Summer of 1781, and
was ordained pastor of the church in that
place in December of the following year, so
that he has been the accredited pastor, of a
single congregation, for more than three
quarters of a century. A few Sabbaths ago,
on the anniversary of his birth, he was able to
walk to the church, and listened to a sermon
from his colleague.
Business has been already considerably
revived. The importations have been very
great, and the bonded warehouses are filled
with goods. There have been some large
auction sales, at which many buyers were
present. The business through the Custom
House for the last month, has been the
heaviest ever known for the same length of
time. The amount paid into the Sub-
Treasury for duties alone, in that time, has
been seven millions of dollars, which gives
evidence of the introduction of Foreign
goods for consumption, in a single month, to
the amount of $42,000,000, at this single
port. The Banks, at the close of July,
were five millions stronger, in Capital, than
at the close of June.
Great difficulty has been experienced in
the selection of a Police Commissioner,
to supply the vacancy occasioned by the
resignation of Simeon Draper, Esq. On a
single day there were one hundred and
seventy-two ballotings, without any choice
A New Reservoir for the Croton aqueduct,
is to be constructed, containing 106 acres,
and to be thirty-five feet in depth.
The new revelations concerning Airs. Cun
ningham, have attracted great attention, and
brought to light shocking evidences of hu
man depravity. Two of her Counsel, Messrs.
Clinton and Dean, have declined to act any
longer in her behalf : her sole Counsel is
now Mr. Stafford.
The veteran missionary, Rev. H.. Wins
low, D.D., has sailed for India. After a long
service abroad, and when the burden of age
is beginning to be felt, it was supposed that
he would remain in this country. But he
thinks the Master has still some work for
him to do, and he looks upon India as his
The lectures of the Rev. Dr. Nott,on Tem
perance, with an introduction by Professor
Taylor Lewis, have been published by Shel
don, Blakeman & Co., at a low price, for gen
eral distribUtion. The argument in this
work is unanswerable, and the facts it con
tains are of the most convincing character.
The friends of temperance, in preparing
themselves for a renewal of the temperance
movement, would do a good work in causing
these lectures to be widely distributed.
The inhabitants of the Fifth and Eighth
Wards have formed themselves into A Com
mittee of Mutual Safety, for the protection
of life and property, both of which have
been greatly endangered by the late disturb
ances. The necessity for a movement of
this kind should be obviated by the election
of suitable officers in the beginning, for it
is a fearful alternative that compels peaceful
and order-loving citizens to employ such a
reserve as this. Let every one exercise his
rights as a citizen and elector, and just laws
will be enacted, and true men will be selected
to enforce them. Good men permit them
selves to fall into the hands of scheming
politicians, too easily.
The Book Concern of the Methodist
Episcopal. Church, at New York, is conduct
ed on a very large scale. The assets, as
reported, are $643,244.44: liabilities, $173,-
232.70: net capital, $470,091.74. The
aggregate profits for the year just . past, were
$35,147.18; while the net profits were 615,-
864.74, being 3f per cent on the net capital,
and 2f, per cent. on the entire assets.
The New York papers speak of a great
falling off in the Visitors at Saratoga, New
port, and other fashionable resorts. For
this, many causes are assigned. No doubt
the exorbitant charges for every thing, are
among the causes. But the principal cause
is allowed to be the heartless extravagance,
and empty fashions, which have invaded
those places, of late years. Quiet retreats
are beginning to be sought, where commu
nion with nature can be had; where rational
society can be enjoyed; where mind and
body may be invigorated, without any injury
to taste and morals.
Bishop Hughes has been very kind in giv
ing the Hon. Wm. B. Reed, our new Minister
to China, letters to the Roman functionaries
in that quarter. Indeed, some of the papers
intimate that too much fraternity of feeling
has been manifested in this matter between
the Minister and the Ecclesiastic.
The size of the Astor Library Building,
in Lafayette Place, has been doubled by
the addition now made. The first building
was erected by funds supplied by John
Jacob, and the sqcond is to be compi t „, l 1 , ,7
the liberality of the son, William li
.A . ,,„;' .
In the last six months, fifteen hundred ,;,-,;.
umes have been added to the Library. Th.
Library will be closed during the Luont h ,_,,,.
August, in which time, Dr. Cogg mc ii , Li _
brarian and Superintendent, expects to
make important additions.
The Evangelist states that the vv, t is
beginning to inflict serious injury upon the
_East, in calling away so many of the popular
and promising ministers, and that altn,,, st
daily, written or verbal applications aro mull
at that office, for pastors for Western pu!pit,
Congregations having popular pastors
beginning to tremble lest they may rear,,
a call to the West, which it is almost cet-,4 1
they will accept. Not a little solicitud e
feat, in many places, about this very thin. :
But in the end the West will amply rep r.
all she may obtain in this way. Many pastas
full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, are
needed in every quarter of the land and ti e
The _Mean Temperature for July has been
75 degrees, being 1 degree*below the av
erage for the same month for thirty-two
years, and 41 degrees cooler than July,
The highest temperature was 90 degrees,
on the 19th and 20th, and the lowest .54
degrees, on the 3d. The amount of rain
fallen in the same time has been 3.91 inches,
only 0.32 of which fell previous to the 2A.
In the United States Mint is an old Jeri.
ish coin, bearing date 140 years B. C. On
one side is a censer; on the other, Aaron's
rod, budding. At one time, last Winter, (be
bullion vault contained fourteen tons of gold
in the form of bullion.
The managers of the School for Idiocie
Children, which has been in existence for
some time at Germantown, have purchased a
tract of fifty acres of land, near Middletown,
Pa., where suitable buildings are to be
erected, with all convenient dispatch, for
the permanent accommodation of the School.
The building previously occupied, had not
been constructed for this purpose, and the sit
uation did not afford sufficient room for addi
tional buildings and other improvements,
In January last, there were twenty-six ail
ren under the care of this School, and great
success has attended the modes of training
and instruction adopted. A school under
proper control for the benefit of this unfor
tunate class, is one of the glories of the
The Episcopalians have organized a new
church in the Twenty-Second Ward, (Ger
mantown,) and a church edifice will be
The Rev. J: McKnight, late Secretary of
the Committee of Publication of the New
School Presbyterian Church, and at one
time editor of the Philadelphia Christian
Observer, died in that city on the 30th ult.
A Jewish. Sunday School has been organ
ized in the Crown Street Synagogue, whith
er the children of Jewish parents sock to
learn the Hebrew language. The school
was formally opened on the 19th of July,
with an address by Rev. Dr. Solomon Ja
cobs, late of South Carolina, on Jewish Ed
ucation.. The discourse is said to have been
eloquent and thrilling; indeed, we do not
know how a description of the thorough
training given in well conducted Jewish
schools, could be otherwise.
The Episcopal Recorder has been pub
lishing a series of articles on the incomplete
ness of the _Hymnology of the Episcopal
Church, in which it boldly and manfully
points out the meagreness of the collection
of Hymns attached to the Prayer-Book.
The Publication Committee of the New
School Presbyterian Church, has purchased
the Church Psalmist, compiled by Dr. Be
man, about which so much was said in the
Assembly of that Church, at its meeting in
New York. It has been proposed to add an
appendix to the original work.
Rev. D. A. MuuDocK's Post Office address
is Otoe Mission, Marshall County, Kansas
Territory. Correspondents and others
are requested to address him accordingly.
Rev. W. P. CARSON'S Post Office address is
Winnebago Depot, Winnebago County,
Rev. J. S. Dicr:ves Post Office address is
changed from Rock Run, Illinois, to Ds
.kota, Stephenson County, Illinois; his
r •sidence, and relation to the church of
Rock Run, continuing as heretofore.
Rev. Trios. D. LEA has removed to Green
ville, Washington County, Mississippi,
where he has commenced labor with the
prospect of building up a Presbyterian
Rev. RALPR Mums' Post Office address i.,
changed from Grindstone Point, to Cam
Rev. ISAAC B. MoonE, of Indiana, has be
come the Stated Supply of the churches
of Shiloh and Bushnell, in the Presbytery
Rev. J. K. LARGE has commenced labor in
Webster City and Beech Grove, lowa.
Rev. W. W. COLMERY, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church, Lafayette, la., bas, in
consequence of feeble health, asked 50d
obtained a dissolution of the pastoral re
Rev. JoHN MONTGOMERY has been released
from the pastoral charge of the Harrods
burg church, by the Presbytery of Tran
Rev. J. G. REASER, late Teacher of Hebrew -,
in the Theological Seminary, at Danville ,
-has received and accepted the appoint
ment of President of the Harrodsburg
Rev. S. C. PEtaitn, D.D., late Professor m
the East Tennessee University, has ac
cepted a call to become pastor of the Pre."
b.yterian church in Tuskegee, Alabama.
Rev. JACOB WINTERS' Post Office address
is changed from Brownsburg, Va., to Lou
isiana, Missouri, whither he has removed
to take charge of the Woods Academy, lo
cated there. Correspondents and others
will please note the change.
Rev. A. P. BOTSFORD WAS installed pastor
of the church of Port Byron, New York,
the 24th ult.
Presbytery of Rochester City, on