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nobody with a 11010iNditdg• of triatcYcha• are
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large untos. Pot insole two papsrsossnd Gold
Or mad notes.
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sr batter still, send 'for agars papers; sof Od
or 1411Vilaity nualabdim or g 2 ,for Thirtrtbree
DIRAC" all Lectors 'sad Comasinuaileattalsa
ea RVs DAVID NainliNalln;Pittalbiargbi
AN APPEAL to Synod, from the decisionof
the Presbytery of Beaver, in dissolving the
pastoral relation betweenJlev. A. .1443()ready
and the , ehuriali of Neshanook, has been taken.
SOOTT , COUNTY, lOWA. -A few
Preabyteiians in this thee are very tiesirons
to have preaching; orto have'even thelabora
of a Colportenr.
Tu Presbytery of Ohio have .appointed
Revs. D. MoKinney ,and O. V. MoKaig,
and Messrs. M. R Bkown and Samuel Rea,
Commissionem to the General Assembly.
GLENDAI e, o.—The New &look church
a t this place, by a unanimous vote, have re.
solved to unite with the Old School Presby
tery of eincinuati.
ConnzanoN.--The five dollars acknowl.
edged to .Academili " Congregation," in Mr.
Child's report, in December, should have
been credited to Mrs. Mary Huston, of that
.lace. • r
THE Pitssurnurr ALLEGIFICNY CITY,
has elected Rev. Henry R. Wilson, D.D.,
and Mr. Robert M'Knight, Commissioners
to the neat General Amen*ly, and the
Rev. D. A. Cunningham and .l Mr. James,
THE extionmsn CcAvraerrow.— It, is
'suggested that the congregations assist in
bearing the traveling expenses of their min'-
inters, to this meeting, and' also of an elder,
from each congregation. 'To do' so would'
be perfectly right. The people Blare largely:
in the benefit.
CHANGE or RELATiON. —Rev. John ,
skin, D. D., or the Associqe Reformed
Church, in this city, was received into the
Presbyterian Church; by the Presbytery' of
Ohio, on the 'l3th 'inst. Skin' has'
been long and well-knoWn, and highly es
teemed in this community. He will find
himself associated with brethren , sonrid in
the faith, and to his enlarged and
liberal Christian 'feelings.
THZ OLD SCHOOL CAUSE 7 CHICAGO.--
Dr. Rice, writing to the, St. . • Lov,is Presbyr
feria)", 'lays U My; congregations increase
in numbers, and in deep and solemn inter
est. We greatly Ike& a bitter and' larger'
'house; and if will not , be, , loag.tili, by the
blowing of God, we shall have one. .Mean
while, I hive never preached-to more inter
ested and solemn audiences, than since I
came to Chicago; nor...litany .point have I
succeeded , lnore rapidly inlathering a lion
gregation.!'- • -
BIBLE PAUSZ.--Rev. Cbarles Timm , ,
Agent for thO Pennsylvania Bible ,Society,,
rep ortsoVer4l,ooo contributed toilet' So
ciety by tbioburchesin'Westrnorehnut Co.,
since be ientered upon his labors 'there, al
(though ',law part of the County reinnins
to be visited. Hisunecess that _County,
and a desire to'complete his work in it be
fore leaving,,are given as the
he has not visited beferithis the'elmichie
of Washington Co, accordme to promise.
He has bad Bibles to amount of $BOO.
'The Ret e erto4 and Prineeton
The January number of this excellent
periodical, presents to us the folloWing,bill
of contents,: L Positive Philosophy ef , An
gusts Compte;rll. The Revolt,of .the
poys ; M: English Hymnology; - An
cient Manuscript Sermons; Brovinsen's
Exposition of, kirßself; VI St. Hilaire' on
the Reformation Spain , ;, with Short Np
tices, and Literary Intelligence.
Edeiy Man who'would keep even with
Theological literature, should have`thiie Re-
Termsy;s3.o6, which,> if sent in ad.
'mice, will secure the paynumi of the post;-
• age by the publisher.
bantling and the Theatre.
The Theatre we regard as deeply painting.
Persons of refinement, and, especially . fe•
males, cannot Attend: it.
,It has become
tulgar, as well as sinful ; and aria gentle -:I
men, who value themselves' forth° strictness
of'theirproptiety, cannot- he 'present:" Let
young men who would Pastime' and
load eluttaeter, beware; though they be fir
from home, let them beware.
Dancing is more genteel,' by far. But it
is.dangerons—dingerons even at the Ikeda'
party, in the private t parlor. A little of it
cherishes a taste. Repetitions forma Habit.
A strong desire as tole gratified, in circum
stances highly it:de:WA - IC' Avoid it. K ee p
clear of the very beginnii*.,,,,They lead to
evil. We regard dancing as one of the
deadliest 'foes to true. godliness: It is so
seeminglrinnoeent, in the- parlor; 'and - so.
intensely fOcirtatini, that 'it capture% our
**sons yontioilen`nothitiefie of igifiitq
plessuresicould reach them, and wbenert,Op
caught in the snare, it- bewilders and mis.
leads them, alienatee' them from God and
holiness, and exposeuthein to dreadful evils'
Avoid it utterly.
Our Presbyterylum dune, well to reiterate
the warnings of the 'synod'end GetteratAi r
mbly. See our first page.
Say „ :.~,
The following letter, from'Rev. R. S. Ful
lerton to Mr. Bighorn, who is an uncle to
the Campbells, is furnished to us by the
Icindizeseof 'Rev. S. F. Grier, of New Cum
berland, Va. It is the latest infoimation
directly from our Missionaries, though, from
,other v sources, there is more recent news
`firma India. The fall of Delhi, the capture
of Lueknow, and other successes of the
; British arms, and the arrivals of large num
bers of European troop's, have relieved our
Missionsirom danger, and operations.would
Mr DE/43 SIR :—You have, ,no doubt,
long since heard , unpleasantrumors with re
gard to the ,state of things in India, and
have no douht felt much uneasiness' about
;the dear Campbells. I would have written
to you before this, ,but,the, case of our dear
friends was involved in,solnuch doubt and.
uncertainty, that I was afraid of nnnecessa..
rily .exciting your fears. This reason for
^delay no longer exists. We have, now not a
doubt cif,what,we havelong feared, that all
our Futtehgurh missionaries, the Bev. 4
Messrs. Freeman, Johnson; McMullen, and
their wives, together ; with our dear ; friends,
the Campbells, and two of their children,,
have been slain.
You will'learn froth the Delhi Gazette, a
copy . of which I herewrth i send you, that the
missionaries left Fittehgurh with the first
party that' dropped' the river in boats,
on the 4th of Jane. The mutiny broke out
Meerut on the 10th of May. On the
11th' the 'inarisiore' at Delhi occurred, and`on
the 13th the new's reached us here of these
events. • We wrote Over at , once to our
friends it Fritteligitrh, informing them of our
common danger, and' we were in almost
daily corresmidence with thein ''te'the'
,left for Cawnpoie. The people of
the 'station 'Were 'greatly alarmed,' for' they
i were muctleapOsed; hertig it a station where
there were only native' troOps, and 'living
near the grand , trunk road, along which the
rebel bands were soonaneving# great num
bers. To increase their fears, the massacre .
-at Shabjellampore occurred. This place was
.only about forty miles from there. The
Uhristian population were slaughtered on the
Sabbath. Minister and people , were slain in
the church, lett one remaining to-tell us the
fate of . MEL fellow-wflrEa4Pere. A day or
two after this, the massacre , at Bareilly took,
place. This station t ams North of them,
fifty or sixty miles distant, and ,it also„con,
tributed to increase their fears. They wrote,
to us, asking. us whether they, should ; flee,
and telling us that wherever they_ turned
death stared them in the face. :We invited
them to come to Agra and;. cast, in their lot
with us, but at that time our condition was
but little better than their own. -It is true
we , have &much stronger fort than they had,
arida European regiment to defend us, hut
the former was at that time in-the hen& of
mutinous Sepoys, which had not thew been
disarmed.' "Besides this, apart of their way
here would have 'been one rattehtraveled by
the •rebels; and they were fearful of' falling
into , their hands. Had they made the at
tempt to come , to Agra,
we think they might
have succeeded, but He who doeth all things
well, 'ordered it otherwise. The last letter
wet had from the CaMpbells,Vao oneltirittei
by Mrs. Campbell and' addressed to' Mill.
Fullerton,- just -before leaving' her home.
She said she was just'pirating up a change
of clothes forlter husband, her children, and
hermit . ; that they,- with others, were about
to attempt to float down' to Catinpore. in
boats; that she had misgivings as to whether
they ever would reach = that-station; but that
it was a farce ,of gratification to her to
know, that whatever might happen to them,
one of her children was safe-=--referring to
dear little Davidson, now irithe hills. Her
last words were, " Farewell, dear) sister;
shoild we'not meet again-oWearth,- may we
After letiVing, the first newiwiii received
of them( cattle in 'a letter fromi native brother '
living in Futteliguilf. ' He laid thatViiiy nit ;
shiest reached Oitwitiiire,' when 'their boats
were faidinte by the and
they were *oeingelled, to y landj "Where they
and all their party, ,Osiniiiiting,
hundred and;*twenty:slit, persons, were 'Made
prisoners: There were thieti
tians" with thenir at the tinie;'Whi'fied an'
soon an they reached the shoie, and bronght
back word' to ourinforMaitt: None' of theni
were put . t•i''deatb,' and cone-of''them tad- '
fere'd any indignities'Shire , 'these news,
left; As soon `as' we'ieceived this We'
sent off a native brother from this placer die- `
gunied , as a beggar; ''(the country Oaring"
with.' this 'dais of persons, who are . looked
Upon as' isiered by natives.) He bore'
lettiriefroin us' e thein;but When het reached
Cawnpore, distant tibont''one hundred and
Was informed that, ill
had been `''to' death this Wes all
could 'learn, &boil them. 2' The houses
at the 'station 'at 'Campers bad it ` time
been burned,- and as band''of Enropegnis
were defending the: residents`' an'
trenched barrack, bit he cent& not' approach.
it becinse it' Was- surrounded by natives
The place was linvested; you will-; learn
from the public paphivon :the Ith of June'f
the barritok was soon tconimnied'hy • the ens: =•
Myi :and t our poor fellaw-Chriitiane Were
compelled toile in thteditcheiday"andmight, , ",
exposed to the rays of an, almost vertical
snniland , to ~raint Such yott=have 'never
seen in America. The: consequence mac,
that meniwOmen,and'Schildren, died -rapidly
from sunstrokes and .fever, and , not a few ,
were .daily slaughtered by-this guns , . of.• the , t
611,3m . y,,wbieh played on them,: without in- ,
terunssion, for about days- They , :
were. bit - L' poorly :supplied- with loodV
were reach .of but true. well, , ,and-, this was ,,
commanded :by the guns of, the enemy,: so' 7 :
that. they could 4.; intr. , obtain: a drink'; of:
water: at the risk of , '„ their Ilives.::: , Yetithis
bravilittle 'garrison:held out.until- the:With"'
of .the month, whim-they capitulated :tof the
"Nana Sahib," „upon ~::03onditionk that he
Would 'provide them; with; boats, and 'anew
them to. drop down .. to •Allahibad, ~whii3h :
, eommMided by. one. of the ;stun grit' forts of
India. All were allowed to go .= on board,
1 when the tree:Oberon& t,•Nenti "latlthe boats,
which -Asere-thatched with strawi)fired, and
*co, opened upon , Ahem with-bean , : guns,
Which , be had previously, ooncealidiupiin , thY,
Only about five persons_of thrwholi
party „escaped the , most • of the: boats Were ".
at. once sunk; anot the lew that got Off mete ".
ultimately taken; The w.imen and: children
Which were '-taken (a large numberi) were -
kept as prisoners until our forces fe;ocoopied
Cawnpore t or .. rather; until the =might „' pre
vious, for ammediatelyifter thebattle whieh
restored. the .city,..ito,tui t , they , were, cruelly
slaughteredand'thrown into a well. •
Thus' perished 'about-. seven 'hundie& F a: •
fifty persons; 4 constituting the' 'garrison' at
Cawnpore: As' soon as our foices reached
thirsts:thin; they "warned tothiphice where
the women and 'children were confined, bop=
Jng to release them; but the scenepreserited.;
to their w - War one: Which iverwhelined
dm* withlgrief. . Their prison wiuf 'an open
With - stnner;lthils Finial '3043*(1 4
with clotted blood—hands fall of hair, whieh
Our Missionaries is India.
AGRA, October 9th,;1.857.
rHE PRESBYTERIAN, BANNER AND ADVOCATE;
had been torn from the heads of the women
and children—elittle shoes belonging th.the
latter, and garnent# torn to rags, belonging
to both. No one possessing human feelings
could look 'gen agelea
. sceee unmoved., J,
would spare you the recital of this sad ' tale,
were it not that I wish to gitre you a con
nected account of all that we know of our
friends. I forgot to say, in the proper place,
that we .dipereldited, for &Jima ' the infor
mation brought us by our native brother, con
cerning them, supposing that he had been
misled; but even before the fall.of
pi - 41(
pore; all that wegeoulci tiearwasreonfirmatury
of what he had told us; still some of our .
number hOfecillet although the rest of
Futteligurh fugitives had been killed, our
friends (inasmuch as they were Americana)
andiri no way connected with the Beet In
dia` Company,) had been permitted to enter
the entrenchment which'had been Made by
Colonel Wheeler; but when we' heard of
the sad end of all who were with - him,' our
hopes were changed to ''fears, for the Colonel
and his companions must 'hive suffered more
than tongue can tell, during the time they
were entrenched. 'lndeed 'this evident
' from journals which were kept on scraps of
paper by some ofthe ladies, and were pinked
up by our men after the slaughter.
We "now learn from . Futtehgnrh native
Christiana who hive escaped to Cawnpere,
since it has been re-occupied, that our dear
Mende never reached the'entrenchment, hut
that' they were ill'beheaded On the • parade
ground not far from it. Thiti oecurreeen
the 10th of June, just one month after the
o eutbreak at Meerut and three ' days after,
Cawnpore was invested.by the'rebels under
.the ' l4 Nene Sahib.." This -is all we know of
our lamented brethren and deters and their,
dear We have entertained-hopes
tthat they may have written' to us, and that tb.eir ,
letters would yet reach - us, 'but 'these hopes
grow'every day fainter and fainter. They were,
; perhaps, so closely watched that they could
i not write. How they, felt in view of death ;I
what ,their hopes or fears,:, and, what their .
. rnessages wore which they would ,have • left'
for.us or for their ' -friends , in America, we
know not, and shall not probably un-,
til the secrets of all , hearts are revealed.
'.Their • untimely end fills •ms,:with grief.
They were lovely brethren, and. were out
1 down in- the, midst ,Of their usefulness.
1-Who r will come forward to, take ! their place,.
and share with us their hurdens ?-, May
• ! the Iced of the harvest have mercy.upon
us and upon India. Mrs. Fullerton ,and I
have sustained a great- loss in did death of
all' these 'brethren but especially in :the
death of the, Campbells, as we were -bound
Ito them by special They entered the
fieldiwith- us ; we have kept up a • regular
;correspondence ever since, by letter, and
have visited each otheict and felt toward
each other.as relatives. But our loss is net
peculiar to- oureelves; both Mr. and. Mrs.
Campbell were lovely characters and were
universal favorites in our mission ; yet lovely
as they were, they were not more so.- than
,`their` dear : little children, • Fanny and Willy,
who were slain with them.. They were beau
tifnl children, and:under the very
cipline. Teeny was one of the -most inter
" estbig children I ever, knew, and yet not
1 more interesting than Willy would have been
`l. at the same age. When I think that one
so young, so beautiful and so lovely, suffered
a violent death, it ahnost overwhelms me. • ,
In, view. of the removal of these •dear
friends you will , ask, as we have dime .why
*as it permitted? But let us not push this
inquiry too far; it is enough for US to know
that " the Lord reigneth," and. that "the
judge of all,the earth:" doeth' ight. It is
true such a dispensation,of his providence is
calculated turemind us .ef the declaration
1 of the Psalmiet, ".clouds and, darkness, are
round;about hini." bit We must not forget .
1 that " righteousness and judgment are the
habitation of his throne." Let us boiv in
humble submission to his will_; let us ac
knkiwledgi his sovereignty ' ; 'his` right tows
and' ours ;. and let us rely with 'unshaken con
fidence in-the declaration of his'word,-, that
he'is good:- Let "our langthige• be' that of
Eli'velten he heard tidings which Wire • cal
culated to fill him with '"sorrow; "It 4' the
Lord 7 .---let him' do what seemeth him gOod."
Our Mende' are gona but God has taken
them-to himself;; we'cannot surely complain
of -this. He 1118111 in theme°but "he' has'
taken thein World-of sorrow arid pain
to a world'wheri there is neither--" Where
the Wicked - 'eeasti - from 'troubling', aitirila
weary . are at rest." 'The loss is ours and
is that of the heathento whomthey' were
sent; but'theirs is eternal gain. They have
been numbered among those whom John sew
in:Vision; and of Whom it 'is "said,' . `" These
are`they who have 'came out of- great ' tribu
laden and 'hairy washed their robes and'ado
them white 'in the blood thei"Lemb:
Therefore are they before the throne of God
and' serve him day and night his tiiiiple;
and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell
among them. • 'They shall hunger no more
—neither ' thirst ' any more—'neither shall the
sunlight on them nor any heat. • For , -the
Leith 'which is • in" `the midst of the throne
shall feed and 'lead theta to living fofintaine
of ; : waters _ ;.and God•<shall wipe away all tears
from-their eyes." • , • • . •
Let us be humble, faithful Christians ; let
nsrdowith our might what our , hands find
to do;- : and let us daily- watch- and pray, and
in a little while,unto, us 'a/so. an. entrance
shall- be •ministered, abundantly, ; into the
everlasting.kingdom of our Lord ad 'Bovieue
Jestee,Chriet. (I Very truly yours,
R. S. FULLERTON.
Seminary Control.at the South.
Out Cincinnati neighbor, itUntiting. the
Aid that the Synod of Alabatim had 'united
with the Synods of - SouthiCazolinti and Geoi
giu,inuustaining and iondueting the Sem
inary, at Columbia, remarks
"We have seen no indications of -slam
at l'thie extension of Synodical-'control, on
the Part of , thoki at the Noah,' who lave
recently- discovered that 'such supervisiOri is
imMinently dangermis to the
. Purity of The
°logical Seminaries; and 44who- think idiot
Assembly control ivthe only safdlnaril.
have heard' it Ewa,What:is ono man's mist
is anotherlnan'apoiroW;' so wepresamethat
what is Inca at the Sonth, is poison-at the ,
North:'- A. chtlege•of skies ehangOs
We are not
.certain that our; contemporary
is correct here, either Inits prepum„ orin
its . : philosophy about. Ica change of.skies."
There 'are causes, -for some' things', more
powerful than 'climate. It is possible that
those who Made the first movements'toward '
the Semblary at Columbia, deferred greatly
to the opinion of their brethren. They did
not, hence; send up a plin and Constitution,
reedy made, to` the Synods They raiher
suggested, the matter in the regalarSynodi
cal meetings; arlthe„Synods then devised,
deliberated, and, after much conference, re_
`solved and executed. They thus dulylion
orid each other and had a Seminary' on
principles ivislch t4ley. Gould, all either ;
prove, or quietly tolerate iAlld .tkeY, dwell
in peace, and work in harmony; and their
principles being those of the Chirch to which
they belong, their brethren do not disturb
,If, now, we are , right in our conjecture,
on the Standards of-the Church and the;
order .of the Assembly, have been the .
meat'' _there, t k rul7ip venture. the opinion,
our neighbor to 'the 'contrary notaitlistand.
ing, that these would not be "poison" any
7110ext 1,4 :I ;)
God is the hearer of prayer. Those who
duly seek, shall find.. When the desires of
the Church are se intense, that she will give
God no rest, day nor night, and when her
faith is so .strong and so enlightened, that
she will humbly plead his
_promisee of 9 raae
in connexion with the .diligent
, and proper
use of , all, appointed means, revivals will ,be
granted. It is e. subject for great thankful
ness, that God is manifesting that the Con=
vention in 'our city was in accordance with
his will. His Spirit was here; ink , the
work commenced in the hearts of, ministers
and elders, is 'apreading•to the people.
FAIRVIEW VA.--" E. C. W." deems it
no violation of confidence to , send, us, for in
sertion in the • Banner and Advocate, the
following cheering extrac t from a private
letter (received from Brother Pomerby, pastor
of the Faindew church, in the Presbytery
of Washington. This delightful work we .
regard as among the first fruits of our fa
vored ConSention at Pittsburgh. We shall
hear of many such :
" There is a, great deal of religious inter,
est with us, at. present. The Lord has -in
great mercy visited us.. There were thirty
five received into the church' on last Sabt.
bath, upon, profession of their faith. Dr..
Stockton was with us. We have bad a , se
ries of meetings which were well attended;
and we think that there are many persons
snore ; :inquiring •the way. of life. r lMay God
in his rich mercy, still carry on this &Hone
work.- We intend to have as much preaoh
ing as we can, during this month and next..
Pray for us, that the;work may not' cease. :
It was a very solemn and interesting sight,
to' see thirty-five persons .dedicating them
ielves to.the service , of God.- May God, of
his infinite mercy, visit all ,our churches
with a time, of refreshing I"
- WAsnINGTOi*CPA.—We learn, inciden
tally, that a aeries of' religious meetings has
been in progress, for more -than a week, in
Washington, Pa., with encouraging pros
pects. Some mercy diops` have fallen, and
the hope in entertained that there will be a
„rain. Our information is to, the
effect, that the College is likely to share in
EAST LumITT, PA.—lt was our privilege
to attend .a sacramental.service in this place,
last Sabbath. Ten persons were received , to
the communion, on examination. Pour of
these received baptism May these , Prove
to be the first fruits, to be followed by a
KIRKWOOD, Onio.—This little church is
served by Rev. Samuel Boyd; as stated sup
ply. At a recent. communions twenty-four
persons united, sixteen , of• them on extuni,-
matron. Others.were serious inquirers. The
brother who writes to is; says : "We ie
joke to'seethe fruits of the Convention so
NORTH HENDERiON, ILl4.—An awakened
interest has been enjoyed in this church for
some Weeks. Communicants are intent on
`their spiritual interests, and sinners are be
ing converted,to God. Fourteen, have been ,
added to the ehurch, inthe joy of hope, and
others are inquiring. . The pastor, Rev. a.
,11. Nevins,' Writes: The deep spiritual so
lemnity that characterises our assemblies,
and the 'fervent - prayers that ge - forth of the
heart of God's, people, and the eartuist
tention of theiouth,arld, others, give us a
liitely hope that yet the Head of the Church
has blessings of salvation in store for us,
and 'will give us more of his *Wel Fes
Ricumorm, IND.—As the fruit of pastoral
; labors long continued, there have been re-'
.cently gathered 'into' the
! communion of this
'church, under the care of Rev. John
Smith, fifty persons. - They entered on a
! profession of their faith in Christ. Twelve
of them received" baptism. - FOurteen are
heads -o r kmiliea 'This accession not only
adds to the number of
• pausing menibars
but•gives great reason to hope for increased
"eifndenip. • .
CENTRZITItii.—Seti letter of Mr. Steven-
non, on first, page.
UPPER TEN , Mrra,A)A.-Seo ' , letter of
Bei. Dr: Wines:
MARENGO, ILL.—There is ;quite a pleas
ing' interest manifested on 'the' subject, of
religion;, principally in the Baptist and .
Tlie *Alden of the - Nevi Scheel breth
ren to the Old School was,.for a long , time,
violent, and embraced a number of ,Particu
lars. -.Now,. it would , seem that all i catmes,of
separation have vanished, except the EX8,171
ination _Rule'; and even this, tliey begin to
think, is likely to depart. Just hear the;
American Presbyterian. It.ls speaking of,
the reception of the Presbytery of Texas,
N. 8. by , tye.Synod,of Texas. It says:
"Our rea ders pereelve that this is ra
matter of , the gravest importance ; it in.
*Ayes in fact the , whole question of a . r -
,unien between the two branches of the
'Presbyterian Church. If all our Presbyte 7
ries,mA.Syriods may be received en Inane
into the 'Old Selma connexion, without - ex
amination, then of course the excisien is
virtually rescinded. There is no further
cause of division and the two Assemblies
may re-unite. We
,are, as we
. always have
been,, entirely in 'fairer of this course, and
as Soon as our brethren , are ready for' it, we
are prepared''to terminate the unseemly
schism which ,now divides brethren who
ought to be united." ,
The exeindingaet they may well forgive,
sinee'they found it needful to adopt °a simi
lar ._practice.: And` our opposition to a
mingling of Cmigregationalism with
_may. readily : stppruye of,
being now painfully taught its impropriety, .
by a twenty years experience in Mrsionarh•
Education, and Church: Extensioe:troubl6.
And the necessity of a Church hiving its
Boards, (or its Central Committees, which is
'the' 'Stile thing) theriiiirVill admk
having been themselves impelled to the
adoption of this measure. And if now they
could only adopt the Confession of Faith, ex
ammo, and as a whole, in its plain and obvious
meaning, they could return - to us at once;
and,they i would.he r most corially l regeived,
„ r - O, ,
r, tn "•xixamination'z, le warnot in
their-way,-they-could come in, withilltheir
differences. But, alas, that dreadful Rule I
It-requires a man , to cote to the light, to
show Ow doctrine he brings, whether it is
the doctrine which' we have' learned of the
,4postles,,or whether'it is another doctrine.
This is the barrier. • "
- • Well, we trust that the gate of entrance
will ever open, only bp, this key. We have
no; ideathat truly sound men will desire to
enter by any other. It may be a gi strait
gate," bat tbere is no likelihood' of men
conscious of doctrinal rectitude seeking for
any other mode of entrance.
The Affieiican .Preskyteran thinks the
Southern Synods are relaxing•the rule. If
there is any tendency thus, with them, we
trust that they will regard the words of our
'contemporary as an admonitory lesson. They
see, if Ais barrier should'be removed, what
floods nf New School men will snsh into our
Church, from the 'North. They will, then
not lead the way •in breaking down • con
servititim. These who are of us, we would
mostnordially receive, whether in the North
or the SUuth. We mike no difference as
to either.atitude or Longitnde,.in judging
yhe Presbytery of Texas was received by.
the Synod of Texas, not to be a• constituent
of the itodi, but AS' be instantly dissolved.
It' was so dissolved, and its members turned
over to 'other Presbyteries. On their -ap
pearing there, to be enrolled, it would be a
clear linderitariding that they should be re
ceived just <as they would if they , had be
longed to any other Presbytery; 'that is, by
examination. ;And if the Presbyteries of
Eastern and 'Western• Texas, to which they
were sent, did not so receive theM, they vie
hied a rule of the Church, and exposed
theinselies to censure. We trust that the
rule will be neither abrogatedlior evaded.
It is good; and is essential to pece. •
The Presbytery of Ohio, and the Fifth
The following extract from. the Minnt,es
of the. Presbytery will show the present state
of affainkreltitive:to this enterprise:: ' ,
The Committee , .appointed: at the • previous
meeting of the Presbytery;.to , niganize a Church
in the edifice of thuFifth Church, reported that
they have, not yet Seen their way clear so to de.
The Preen tery,. then, appointed Dr. Jacobus
to preach statedly in the' edifice knoWn as the
The.following paper was then., introduced, and
That in this moat trying crisis—that of life or
death to this enterprise--:Presbytery, in some
hope still, make one ;Dore- effort sad , 110 the best
thing they can in apiointing Dr. Jacobus to
preach'statedlY , there ; and he consenting to this
difficultand seltdenying rservice, we do appeal
again, with more earnestness, and . anxiety than
ever, to the churches of this city, to give men
and families-4es, many men and several fatu
ities. " 4
And furthermore, -PresbYtery do express the
desire and the.hope, thatAhe Sessions of the First
and Second churches will at once, and most kindly,
heartily, and. effectually counsel and encourage,
the separation from themselves to thiS important
enter Prise, of any of their number who have hith
erto,' providentially or by their 'own feelings and
convictions, been identiftedivitkit„
.Resolved, That early, announcement be made of
the desire and plan of this Presbytery,_ to organize
a Presbyterian church* the Fifth *Mnh edifice:
imbed, That whin this Orianizatioirshall be
made, this church shall , be reconiniended to the
Board - of Missions for $BOO for one year, to aidin
the necessary-expenses of opening the church.,;
The `above: expresses a very strong desire
on the 'part 'of the Presbytery, in favor of
ChureleExtension in this city, and there
are strong , inducements to, prosecute the
work. There is already a flourishing Sab
bath School connected With , this °birch.,
DLit Sabbath there were one hundred and
twenty-one Scholars and twenty one teachers
present. The location central. AB a,
place of worship it is every way highly re
spectable, anditully as comfortable as-a ma
jority of our elnuthes. It' is designed to
or4n. with an afternoon' service ? and, Shortly
'to give Opportunity , of orgartizing,,according
to the directionuf the Presbytery. . Persons
who have any intererifin.church extension,
should at once fall in with this promising
enterprise. Everything will depend on
prompt encouragement at the outset. This
,will accomplish much more than double
would do,•if tardily given. Those who en
'ter noir will have' the advantage' of coin
retaking an entirely new enterprise—with
a church , edifice awaiting their occupancy—
an efficient 'ministry—a central location, and
an • opportunity 'for furnishing additional
church accommodations in our city at very
The serv,ices . 4 Di. Jacobi, ,may now, 'be,
enjoyed if efficient helpers,mill come for
ward, to'becontinned so long as there will
be an enoonnigementin this Work. `•
The house be`opened' on next Sab
hath afternoon, Service to commence,,at
3 o'clock, precisely.
The duly of providing' for the poor` is
prominently . presented in the Scriptures, and
is sanctioned by all the better feelings of hu
manity. The obligation demands, that we
embrace within the comprehension of our
beneficence, all the - Sons and daughters of
,But there is a special: claim on the
part of those who have been Worn rout, or
disabled; in a Service:- The righteousness
of this claim is acknowledged, and it is lib •
erally responded to, by government, in all
civilized 'countries. Soldiers and sailors,
wounded, in their country's' cause,: or worn
out, by Age, or `broken down by toils or ex
posures, or in any lase DISAIitED, are thence
provided for while life lasts . ; and not only is
the, disabled one sustained, but his w is
embraced in the bounty, yea, and his chil
dren also, during their. helpleisness.
Well, ministers are employed in a Service.
They are servants of the Church i, aid the
Church by her Headoi, soleinnlyinjeined .
to provide for them. This she does by the
:o':ngregations which they serve, or have
skived previouslyio their becoming disabled.
'• Often, however, the individual congre
gAion is not able to make the needed pro
1 fence the congregations, united in their
Church organization, should have an arrange
ent, by which the burden will be equalized,
v , hile the means are made abundant.
This benefaction is •-rworthy the serious
a4tention of the churches. Every one should
do something. Collections are paid to the
Trustees of the. General Assembly, .and. the
f ands are thence distributed on the recom.
riendations of the Presbyteries. The sub
j'i et is presented by a Committee of the
I hoard thus
Mn. Enrroß :—Application for the relief'
of ".disabled clergymen and the needy wid
u.ws and orphans of deceased clergymen" are
rikany, and increasing. The report to the
.:assembly in. May, 1857, estimated the num
ber in,all our churches,. for whom relief is
eionteroplated, to be not less than twenty-six
ef the first class, fifty of the second, one
hundred and eighty of the third. Among
these are ministers who are disabled by palsy,
hronohial and pulmonary affections,
both mental and'bodily, induced by ex
,:.essive labor or advanced'age, widows strug
vling with poverty and disease in their efforts
to keep themselves and their fatherless chil
dren from want. The "annual collections",
I',3r their relief, recommended by the General
.assembly in 1849, and twice repeated since,
u;re made in comparatiVely few churchee,
did a majority contribute nothing at all to.
this object. Hitherto something , has been
riven to every applicant regularly presented,
hut in no instance so much' as the necessity
. - !f the ease called for. Under these ciircum
:Amities the Committee ,of the Trustees of
the General Assembly for
* disbursing this,
coney, feel 'oonstrained to make this special
;:ppeal. They, would most respectfully and
.I:arnestly solicit the churches to give early
qnd faithful leed to the Assembly's recom
,)Cendation of:this labor of love in behalf of
Their inffering brethren. Let, collections be
Inside by all the_ churches "as Goihbas pros-
Pored thein," the money forwarded to the
treasurer of the Assembly, and,', the very
itreat relief ) which such .a bounty ivould,fur
insh cannot be hilly known nor adequately,
sppreciated till (as one of the relieved suf
ferers writes) "they meet their benefactors
those mansions where the kind offices' they
sow perform for their destitute Christian,
brethren and orphans shall be no longer
needed." WILLIAM NEILL)
JOSEPH ii. JONES.
The fcllowing resolution, offered in the
AssemblY of 1857, by the Hen-M. Putnam
of Pnifalo, was adopted unanimously and
with great, cordiality :
WHEREAS, Notwithstanding the increas
ing interest of churches in the subject of
pecuniary aid to disabled and indigent cler
gymernnd their families, which this Assem
bly would gratefully acknowledge, there is
an inadequate response to the demands
of jtisticaln their behalf.
:Risolved, That the General Assembly re
affirm the; action of 1849 on the subject,
and 'earnestly recommend that an annual col
lection for this 'objeet be made in our
"churches and forwarded to the Treasurer of
Garman Reformed aptk :Presbyterians
irmting ; „
At the late meeting of the SynOd of North
Carolina, it was agreed, by a joint Cornreit
tee of ,the Synod and ot . the German
formed .:08813fili• and approved: by Synod,
"that - there is no essential difference be
tween the two chirches, either 'in doctrine`
or church government," and that the min
isters, of the Claude (with their respective
charges) :can come into that Presbytery in
which they severally reside, "by the-same
; simple process observed in receiving a, min
ister' from one . ,Presbytery to another!!
This, by our New School brethren, would
be called ; " absorption ;" but if the mate:.
hale are really; congenial, there' can be no
reasonable objeation. only such mater
rials we depire, and Ilion the casprpricgt will
be perfect. ,;
Rev". WILLIAM J. AiNXANDER, of the Pres=
bytery of Erie; has icieived,a; unanimous
call, — from the eitingiegatien • of West.
Union; in the -Presbytery of Washington;
to-become their pastor.' -.
Rev. Tuos., A. AlWEllyAlf is preaching
regularly in the spacious Hall of the New
School . Hemp, in :Tiraukau;: Winnebago
County, Wisconsin. The, Hall is well
calculated, for preaching, haying an arnhed
ceiling, with a desk elevated. It :Will
' seat over four hundred _persons. The at-,
tendanee is good.
Rev. RI H. RICHARDSON was called to
Professoiship in Marengo, 111., , and not to
the pastorate of the church. The church,
as we learn,is still vacant. _
Rev. eTOI4PH WARREN, D.D., having taken
charge of the Westminster church, Quin-
Illinois, dUring the temporary suspen
sion of his agency for the Theological
Seminary of the North-West, desires to
be'addressed at thai place, instead of Oi
, ford, Ohio.
,Rev.,,T. B.• STzwAuT has declined a nnani-
moos call'from the. First church of ',Mull--
catine, lowa,; with a view to accepting a
call from the Third church, Oxford, Ohio.
LGOMAR HAWES, formerly of Bloom
ington, Indiana, was installed pastor of
the First church of Madison, Indiana, on
the Bth-inst. • '
Rev: J. R. BURGETT has received and ao
cepted an invitation to supply the church
of Mansfield, Ohio.
Rev: W.m. MCMILLAN, of, Pittsburgh, has=
reoeifed a call from the church of Ham
Rev. JAMES H. BROOKS, of Dayton; Ohio
has :beet elected pastor of the , Second
church; 'St. Louis, vacated by the removal
of Dt'itice to Chicago. -
Bev. ..:REERSON P os t
adarese is changed froni Ashwood, Ten
' rieseee to Hampshire 'Maur County,
Alessi's. J. S. - Firm= and J. A. EWING,
were Bootleg' to, preach the Gospel, by
the Presbytery of;Saltaburg, on the ..50).
Rev. FRANKLIN ORE's pastoral relation to
the church 'of.Ourtie!s Run, was diSsolved
by the Presbyterit of Saltsburg, on the
sth inat. ,
Mr. GEOR:4I W. SLOAN, of the Western
Theological Seminary, was licensed by
the f!resbytery of Ohio, on the 13th mist.
Roy PETER' V.:v2P.DER; tato of Kingsbor-,
"44 , and- fon44Y.Of the Western
Theologioal L Seminery L ie about removing
to Sacramento City, Oat.
EIST - .E'RN SUMMARY.,
BosioN , AND NEW ENGLAND.
In the address delivered at his inaugura.
tion, Gov: Banks recommended some imper
tont oban ges. .$e Suggested that the sessions
of the Legislature be shortened, and to this
end deemed a fixed salary preferable to a
per diem pay. The propriety of diminish.
ing the military force and of more thoroughly
training and equipping the citizen soldiery,
and also of levying a 'commutation tax o n
those excused from military duty, was no.
ticed. The consideration of changing the
tenure of the office of Governor from one to
two years was also urged; while it was a d.
vised not to allow the circulation 'of bank
notes of a smaller denomination than fi ve
dollars. The animadversions upon the eon.
duct of the federal government with respect
to the present state of things in Kansas, were
very pointed and severe.
One of the • best evidences of Reviving
Prosperity and'• confidence is seen in the
resumption of:business by many of the large
manufacturing establishments, as is the case
in the vicinity of Boston, and in various
places in New. England. Though scarcely
any of them are doing fall work, yet em.
ployment is given to many, and the pinching
of hunger , and want is prevented.
The "late difficulties in financial circles
have torn away the screen and revealed, i ll
many instances; an exceedingly Low Gr a d e
of Conwneroiag Morality where the highest
integrity was supposed to prevail. The firm
of. Lawrence. Stone & Slade was regarded
as one of the soundest in the whole country ;
indeed so great ,was its moneyed strength and
power, in public estimation, that it was
looked upon with a kind of awe. But the
Committee appointed to investigate its affairs,
reports it • insolvent two years ago. The
firm has gone down beyond the reach of
human aid. Mr. Slade, under insanity pro
duced by. the disasters that have come upon
the..reputation of. the house, has cut his
throat, and Mr. Lawrence has left for Europe.
He is the youngest of the Lawrence broth
ers whose names have been associated for
many years with profound commercial wis
dom and princely wealth. 44 Let him that
thinketh be standeth, take heed lest he fall."
We lately, gave an exhibit of the com
mendable liberality of the Boston churches,
last year, toward Foreign. Missions. Oa
last Sabbath week, the annual collection for
this object was taken in the Essex Street
church, of which the Rev. Dr. Nehemiah
Adams is pastor. In the morning a discourse
was preached by the pastor, from the text,
"The silier4fid the gold are the Lord's;"
and in the afternoon a subscription was taken,
amoag to ntin six thousand six hundred dol
lars. _This is A. handsome advance upon any
annual' contribution hitherto made by this
church, so jastly noted for liberality. A sim
ilar spirit in all the Congregational churches
throughout 'New England, would at once
relieve the Board from any apprehension of
straitened means, and, at , the same time,
greatly enlarge its field of usefulness.
The irninher.of Sabbath Schools now in
connexion with the Orthodox Congregational
churches Of Boston, is fifteen; of teachers,
four hundred and forty-eight; of pupils, four
thoutiand one hundred and eighteen; and of
volumes irt the libraries, seven thousand
Aceording to the Congregational "Year
Book," lately published, there are at present
in the. - United States about. two thousand
six hundred and' ninety-three Congregation
al Chisrehes, with a membership of about
two hundred' and fifty thousand. During
the past Year, six thausand eight hundred
and aoventy-six have been added on profes-
.eion of faith. It is admitted that in New
England the Membership is less, by the re•
-turns, this Year than last and last year than
the year before; but it is also contended that
the membership is actually greater than ever
before, notwithstanding the reports to the
contrary. The discrepancy is accounted for
by the care that has been taken for the last
two years in purging the rolls of the names
of persons long since dead or removed.
Wendell Phillips 'has delivered his leo
hire on the "Lost Arts," for the third time,
`at New. Haven;, and the same production
`has been heard with great attention in
' many other places. The theme is one
affordink 'fine opportunity , 'for theory, fancy,
ancconjectur, e, since it is difficult to bring
forward 'reliable data for the refutation of
any. statement that might be made, however
wide of the truth. But to come within the
neighborhOod of learned professors who
have - devoted themselves entirely to re
searches in the past, and investigations in
the present, with crude theories and foci»
ful illustrations, is by no means safe.
Thesei gentlemen, like the redoubtable Mr.
Gradgrind, are so much addicted to "facts,"
that a single broadside from one of their
batteries is'often sufficient to scatter to the
winds the finest rhetorical flights of the most
popular caterer for the public taste. And
so it has been in this ease. 'Professor Olin
steadi in the lecture, introductory to the
course on Meteorology.ind Astronomy, took
the liberty of questioning - the statements of
the lecturer with respect to the state of
science among the ancients. The Professor
,contended that 'the ancients had never made
such reliant:tee in chethistry, mechanics, and
astronomy; as the moderns ; and that they
were' unacquainted with the use of the tele-
!coin amt microscope. The assertion that by
a mirror suspended from the mak of the col
'limn at Rhodes, ships could be seen at Alex
ander, three hundred miles distant, was shown
to he unfounded. The opinion that the an
cients were capable of • emploYing greater
mechanical power than we are, was proved
to be incorrect; while in the useful arts wa
have greatly the advantage of them. The
Profemr promises a more elaborate refuta
tion of the lecture, 'at a future time.
The Mercantile'Agency of Douglas & Co.
hoe issued : A Circular, giving an account of
the busizeis, failus e 8 &.0 , in the United
4 1 *-
States . , which presents some carious results;