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    tI e evangelization' ,of India, in Vunexion
with the consecration of: t men, means, and
effort, were well brought'out, aciiimpanied
by facts sadly augmtive of the little which
all Protestant 'Ohurehei'llartredirrilidiehet
in That country, IThe Archbishop's brother,
the Bishop of Winchester, spoke piously
and appropriately on this occasion. The ex
cellent Seorgtary of,,,the Church Missionary i
'Society is the Rev. Venn, son of the tit
thor of it, The Whole Duty of Man," and ,
who was also one. of, the ~seauty hut,noble
'band or tkin t gelieal ,cleigy in ;the;
`Church at the close of the last century.
'His 'neare;iiitYlreeridge and Somaine,-will
be held in everlasting remembrance.
The atx:atuoAcurtick t Roirxr, gemmed"
awakens immersing, interest dilly,fiOth here
and at Berlin In. he • programme of ie
reception welcome of tYO ypung coi d
.at Berlin, it is arranged t h at thes'Oall
tend at the dathedral tile for
Divine service, then' they will,drave through
all the public parks and gardens, nexi c
in State, and lastly attend a gala pe;Phit
•awe at As -theatre 1:
From whata COmmurideatkd on the s
eian of Sabbath sanctity,
- some time since; hardly sur
&AMY:gag:le ii" h your • readers.
Mere " t he emotion is,strang, on the :imbject.
The young• Princess Atiors better ; ; and 4is
-scene- might havu.been- spared - her,..and
'aught Whine been forbidden. Alas lidw
muck, 313 ; yet be - learned so-called Protestant aad how; do custoru'aild
:fashion override - doell i 4
s,own unerable,liw.
P. %B.—The 'ministerial Globe -declares
that Lord Stratfor4 return la Constanti
nople as ,Ambassador ,T e friends of
American Mistflons will be glad to hear this
statement. • ; •
The Levicithitu is so far down the "maps"
on the - rjer:bank,Uat•she ie sure td float
at Mho skring.tides on, Wit' Ajit `, Lord Ma
a, note to a, :nen!, edition of his
history, .re-asserts his original charges against
'William Penns •
Lasttho .1, I rez!olk EitEeroi wee fired
;at, bui was not;
irltlillidavv„ .14.15,9 advent s ; or in clubs
zi1.145; or, delivered it 44111dianan of 'llabairlin
beim; *kr& beirkorpatellay on Third
111 lit XlirAtt ihoild ha Oreiaja; o• little
while beture the year *aviator that vim way
omens tall orreageamite ter , o steady supply.
VOW RIidbIiCRAPPBUL indicates tbat,eve
.deabro• wirtanrwel. If, however, ln, tbe haste
Of welling, this signal . ehoald hi omitted, an
bops Our Minds will itili aotforget is: '
Itinifl t rrAlielrar4read perusal by' sofa
beide, labs* c eolivenleat. mitt
eneltabratalth iiinliaterrearopind troubling
aeloOdriwitbru pantivriedgii: of *bet *ea , are
doing. Para laratikiiiruatteui4 a Drat, or
Sergui for onikortwo poperaliend Gold
or men notula
TO maim pritefin - itslapet
or liatirtililli send , torilioan poltirer ray $1
or Serenity niumbirsi or,l for Tblrtyvtbrei
OnLECIF RAI Ilfoottlrs, amid comusivalcatlons
to Ilitaburight
tows, are desirous of ,obtaining a pastor. It
is represented that they moullmake , a pleas
ant charge. • ' •
T#ll3oyinnr, yisrron,—This is a small
sheet, issued at ,Hmison, Ohio,fikthirty•five
centers , year, °rive dollira for twentp copies,
edited hy Ali Educational
monthly, for children and schools."
RAP AikA , BrapArr.—ThisArollier died
at Centheilki, St: Joseph ()minty, Mich., on
the letirofijiiiiiarpacter tau illtiesa of less:
than two 74143 1 fpedisease was plettiisy.
Ho . as . a *Oilier of the Yrerebytery of
ilibri r ribit Di/dente Mentor issued by this
In r ei4utiOn,"Oicitabes The names - of ihe 'dß-)
oars, Ake, penrA of ,ktndy, ,ruks, &e. It is
located, at-Puniapsyjike,,l,7nPmiCounty, Ind.:
Bev: E. McKinney tis,the „Principal. ,
wad; oont n Artie somewl t tbng, but
they ye vafiiihte:,, puilandswho, do not
find„their c0r04n10 0 14099 MITI now,
or hereafter, must not,imputol it to..indiffev .
ePoo l 9P 0 9z2 PF4t , ThO f°79-nt of
E 2213
Tint Lumptaw Qnseny,r.e..-Any., Dr,
Mute, after twenty:five years service,. retires
frtnnihe editorialelhair. He ably plead the
oatiseoeChilet,ind:of the LUtheran Oh'Arch.,
and Deihl. ,
John.l4oMiltini,lk A.; diednfloonaumptien t
iniiiih i en`y•Oiti L l'aL'ori the 28th df
ot .r;
ember, 1867 0 in On :so pctar:
Be was AinSiVe @| Xrelal4,- sad a awl : af
the lattnitavritiollert & l eg
. digiftinofiiit r otcait
1-4f."1-1,:. ivy:: —l4l ! , .. 4- 1 1 A 4 '," •'s ,
Tip 11:17TTZEI (MBA MpiSlONAre.—We
have` haei- furniihed W i th printed,
111 P 3 ) o f E 4:ttaN 9f,)74T 9"; a,RFalq ( /3g of
theaibratbren,; kbAt ypre'yict*i , ba,a
type the letter, at Mr.> 7 , Beott: The DA,
Wieling hate eisetained :a very great Icsai,
but the omit to dnhble aid re•double thiti
feroeei A wide ' door i# open.
,Aorfoyma l ßw* Yr
NT Nave receiv ed front ' Odd well,. :4, itere' Pa 4
fivezdollanr, , and forwarded it, to,the Missien.
nit MAW Weil, whose 'wants we stated two
rieia:4: Veiseilto share with the
needy labortr j ,7llo,..ts engaged in etkiti*atiog
Zion'a wastes, th(t.'Gosig
where itlad not been ,set, ' bushed. .
, Bouth-Wtoernaow.a.
latter of Boy. DA.--Hugbee on box
firoft pige will'be Dia iritlildeligbt, - by the
woititartg PA* • sevaitAlturl-A 16 141 e
ickbobprAiatlon r r
\ Hight* applies—hie hydir. likes
man el° Vata
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*Pit 4 1 94 SPAirt .1.4.410,a41,4'
'both; ands NA* LobOiceinineas, AtViko h hey
innst, Oat suatiditihht tiemily-fhe met, *I-
A! InOws 41, fivprptbi
two may be eoojetned:` fvhe
)11formatiou. Let it be,read:
'~ _ w~,.' t^
..~ ,
Prayer ifOr Odlegel*
The General AsAmbly feeling habitually
the importance of a truly pious, as well as a
numerous , an& highly teducated ministry ;.
and knowing the source,whene? the blessing
is to be obtained, and the 'channel through
which it is ordained that gifts shall flow,
itiolltediAt the meeting at Lexington, the
last Thursday of the present mouth, as a
day,of inetrucilon and prayer. The Act is
t.- •
as folloWs •
Resodtvd, . That the Assembly acknowledge,
iiitli hlartY gratitude; - the blessings so graciously
bestowed by our Divine Redeemer, in answer to the
united supplications of the friends of Zion, for the
!env:maim ofl the young men in our g011p g e14, 1 4114
till'Aes O y recommend to ail our churches the spe
cial observance of the intereating concert of unit
ed, earnest prayer for the Colleges in our lami, on
the last Thurellay of February."
t The day has been observed, for years, by
different denominations of Evangelical Chris.
trans.;. and 'with' growing -interest, interest, 45 the
benefits• resultibg became mere and more oh
4iloria.' We trig that. PMsbyterian churches
1011.0 be opened and be well filled with
earnest suppliants;, ,and that ; pagtata'= tongues
will be eloquent in giving , instruction, and
in uttering the daariree pf euxicnus : hearts in
their approaches to a throne
The, 'eharaitPr of our gelleges, for use
fulness or otherwise , depends upon the char
acter of the students, and the charicier of the
students depends in a great measure , upori
that of the teachers.. This is emphatically
itrue, with.respeot to the'young men's
leetrial charicter. Pear pupils will reach a
higher standard of iilinlaAhip`and of effort,
thenthat required by ,the Professor&,Hence
,the Professors should be models of, intelleo
tual activity; and should. firmly require the
labor neeeisiri to the highest education.
And the moral and religions Character of
the • students ,deperids scarcely less than , the
intellectual, upon-the character ofthe teach
ers. 'lt the . teachers are irreligioue, then
orirefeilinese, skepticism, and' scorn of relig
inn, will prevail aniong the pripil& If the
teachers take the greund,that they were ap
pointed tar teach the sciences; and to,'' let
religion alone;" if they feel that their work
ii i `dotie when they haVe communicated a
certain amount of knowledge or aroused a
spirit of intellectual, exertion, their influence
will be adverae to evangelical piety. They
will b _ upon by the students as men
" (;ara fer none of those' things , " and
their, example; or their supposed example,
will be followed.
But if the teaehers look upon themselves
;as 'appointed, not merely to communicate
knowledge but to develop power • not to
makelinguists or mathematicians, but men
thoroughly,furnished unto every geed, work ;
if they how that, to this end, they and
their pupils must seek first the kingdom of
, God and his righteousness, since men can
,b e . made perfect enly` l in Christ Jesus; if
they hear the voice of the Saviour saying,
'gg Take these younrmen and train them ,for
me -" 'their moral and religious influence will
be poweit'fnl. *The course of instruction will
be pervaded by a religions element. Edu
cation, in all its parts, will be conducted on
religions principles, and under the prompt
jigs of ' religious , feeling. The Bible will
this be the ,text -book 'of the College.
Such-are the men who should occupy the
professorial chairs in our Colleges. For such
men sheuld' the Church earnestly seek,
When she , is selecting the educators , of her
sons. That such men may be raised up
:to train the .rising generation, she should
`fervently pray.
' College teacher's are set for the falling or
rising Of many young men. Hence' they
should be , sustained by the prayers of the
Church. Having. a more intimate relation
to their pupils' than' the pastor;has tithe
people of his eharge, they have, at least, an
,equid with him upon the prayers' of
these who ,deeiee Are prosperity of Zion.
They ihould be made the subject of prayer
in thwpnblic assembly; in the social meet •
ingi . at the fanaily'altar,' and in the closet.
Were prayer thus oontictually effered for the
sanctification of teachers—for the spirit of
wis4om and grace trr'resi upon them—
:would not the character of :our tollegei be
changed for, :the better The teacher, per•
hape even liners- than the pastor,.feels. his
amid ot
' the "prayers of God's people;' He
keels that he Ought to be a model Man since
his •
.example is always, before -those whose
characters are , forming. He feels .that he
can do nothing in the- great work 'of educat
ing men for eternity,inbless be have the aid '
ef:theßpirii of 1:464.
The Church has not neglected to pray for
~ The day set apart for prayer, strews
the deep interest she feos in their prosper
is a day second in importance to no
One iwthri - calendar: It is a day for which - ,
Beiernil pr e paration ihoirld be made.
n 'An:
r The great er),e9t.,pr polight,,,,ozr 'that;
day, le the revival of religion in our Colleges:
Ne where revivals assume so interesting'
'a `character' is Colleges. The subjects of
'the most 'interesting in themselves,.
and in viii'of the influence they; are des-
tined to exert., The intelligence which pre=
Tails' is favorable to. such a conduct , of the
'Work, so' far Is man is'concernedi as shall
*mote Bound' doeversions and groirth in
roe,. A,largo number of the most divout
and ,useful ministers in our countm were
converted in revivals in College.
It i s " a most encouraging fact , that many
revivali:Ptie comMenced on the day, of
prayer for • Coflegee. There may 44,i bees'
to review preparation ; but in numerous in
stances, the lint positive tokens of the 'pres
ence of the Rely Spirit appeared on that
day. While the people of God ',were yet
speaking in supplication, the , command went
forth;; and the work of salvation began.
'Let us hopii and pray that such may, in ,
MS:nife s atalke , 9B,
,be the result Of the Serviomi:
of the 011 ,1 1 1 , 1 ,4 1 4'0 0 f to" 4 7h,,i!h:tkeso .
marls are written. Let earn est and , ample
pieptratiiin-lieuutda for the due pert'ormange.
of the duties. 'of that' day. Some of our
:rei 44 l B have eons heherif have
ojear hien& there. „They need to be eon
' "utak . , They need t tu-ba yunetided
*Oast% lemiee. With whatiznpartnraty,i
with what strong orying ankteam, should
parents and friends call upon:God, on that
day, when they :are sure of the sympathy
and co operition of thousands in Israel
The set time to favor Zion, long and ear
nestly prayed for by a few thristianti of
strong faith, seems to , have 'arrived. The
Lord is pouring out his Spirit upon various
portions of our thirsty land, and making ii
riceitlY frAttlii• ttit .; dolnand o -helpers
in preaching, is *very great. Pastors are
inipoittined - to leave their own charges, to
aid their neighbors. To , do so is, to a great
extent, a duty; and a blessing oft attends it.
The 'visiting pastor not only does a good
Work in going, but he returns enlivened
himself,and brings a blessing to E his' own
But there is a class of "helps" to whom
we would address a word—Scriptural Aelps
—the ELDERS. These are they whom the
,Lord has Appointed.specially to aid the put
tor; to work with him, In such a day as
-this ,the call to, them for a full service, is very
urgent: Let them give themselves to the
We, earnestly, request.pastors to. keep us
4informed'of the state of religion within their
_,,Statements should mostly be brief
and comprehensive. Occasionally"here may
.be a-narration of particulars. A reoerd of,
.the liordls.kindness, to his praise, and, for
encouragement and instruction, is the end
at which we aim ; end to bring all within a
readable space.
MERCER, PA.:—ln our issue of January
9th, we!noticed the Lord's gracious dealing
with his people in this congregation. We
have recently seen a brother who labored
there, With-tie pastorifor several days: The
good work-still continues. ,On the B,lst ult.,
at the Sacramental service, forty.six new
communicants were received. With _;the
Sacramental services the work of conviction
and conversion seemed' to commence anew.
Our informant described it as a wonderful
work. The young men ire now more es
pecially the recipients of God's mercy,
though the favors are not confined to any one
class. At such a time, 0 Ito* important
that the sinner shall choose the 'good part !
How important that the Bout shall yield I
S .
And, when the Lord is thus near, how en
couraging is it for those who hays been, and
are still, habitants of Zion's thirsty hills,, to
pray most fervently, and to hvie all things
in order for the receiving of a gracious rain !
'Bumka, PA.—See letter of 'Rev. Ltyal
EXCHANONVILLE, Pk.—The church in
this place, .nnd4r care of Rev.. James M.
Shields, is /enjoying a .precious revival.
Thirty-five persons have expressed a hope in
GEORGETOWN, PA.--This church, also
under the care of• Mr. Shields, shares in the
goodness vouchsafed. The brother who gives
the ; information could not state particulars.
COLD SPRING, PA.—This church, which
is ander the can of Rev. John W. McCune,
received, on examination, on the 31st nit.,
twenty-five persons into communion.
BiAnksvirax, PA.--Meetings have been
held dailyin' the' Presbyterian church, Rev.
George MR, pastor, for four weeks. God's
people bays. been much quickened, many
sinners have> been awakened, and between
twenty Ind thirty have obtained a hope,ind ,
thus seem to be near to the kingdom.
HOLLIDAYSBUEG, PA.—Poi a more full
accountithan was'formerly given, see letter
of Dr. Jtinkin.
ronilvnTort, N. J.-.-7o the church in
this' place, Rev:: George Hale, pastor, slaty
persons have been added since October last,
of idiom thirty-five are heads'of families.
writes to no :
" Our beanie are made glad ; by the reviving
Presence of God's Spirit amongst us. Dar•
mg a series of meetings, the members have
been greatly benefited spiritually, and serious
impressions made, •which we hope will be .
abiding. God's people are praving,2and we'
hope for greater blessings.'
The awaking of God's people is a. distino•
tire feature in his present gracious dealings
with his churches; and what shall this be
but life to the dead around them ?
Piqua, Offio.—At a late communion,
eight 'Were received on examination; and
there being manifest a great deitire to hear
the Gospel, it was resolved to continue the
meetings. Great good was expected to , result.
Mire CREzi, Irtp,,—There is *a • very
pleasing attention to religion in this Church.
Six persons were lately received into com
munion, and hopes are entertained for others.
= MAX B PLIA , ; pf a
;Ireryintereetin g trotraeted, ,meeting the
Presbyterian church at this - pleas, under the
pastoral care of Rev, kr. Keating.
. •
informs us that Rev. Dr., Nall, of Mobile,
has teen preaching for some days in, the
Presb3teriali chUrcli in this place, with.very
happy effect. Sinners' hearts have been
touched and aroused, and sleepingehristhins
have b ee n awaked. There were many in
quirers, and theutost happy results were an
&aeries& Bible Society.,
TlO'Board of Managers met and held
long session on the 4th inst The members
of the Revision dommittee, dissatisfied ' with
the action of the Board at their meeting, in
resolving to return substantially to the old
editions of - the tittle, tendered - their resig•
nations. . This produced
,a profound senses
don. Many compliments were paid to-them
for their Moil; and their ,retirement was
deptioatell. Aaesolution to.ippoint a Com
mittee r pf five to confer with. them, .wan
offired disenseed' and laid' 'on 'the table:
The,Board adjourned, or two weeks.
A Protest offered by the .Committee, Iwo
refuriCiplaoo on the nilflutes. This sub
jest will come up at the next meeting.
Yhat there should be semi feeling on the
,part c4,,the,flommieet,4.l-T41944"ie very natural, and that they should tender their
"resignation waatiibe expected. They would,
with great propriety, desire a vote of confi
dence previonsly to their engaging in new
labors for the Board, and this could be most
effectively reached by their offering to re
sign; but, confidence in them being drily
expressed, they may honorably continue in
their office.
Commissioners' Funds.
The distance, from the majority
,of the
PreSbYterieti at:Which the General:Aeseinbly,.
of .this year,, is . to 'meet, renders it highly ,
necessary • that liberal collections shall be
made, by the °lmplies, to defray the , travel
ing expenses of the Commissioners. A full
representation- is .always important. iThe
peace, purity and progress of the Church
are intimately connected therewith!' Let
the rural districts all have their members in
the House. -Let every elder entitled to a
seat, be there. With such an •assemblage
we may confidently expect the presence . (1
God's Spirit; and with that, all' will be safe
and> prosperous.
And not only the distance of the meeting,
but its being called two weeks earlier than
usual, makes promptitude in the collections
necessary.' Let the subject be duly noted
by pastors and Sessions.
The Treasuferf of the Presbytery of Ohio,
in sending us tbo following note, shows his
The Pastors and" Sessions of the Ohio Presby
tery, are respectfully referred to the following
°street from the Minutes of the last meeting of
"Resolved, That the Treasurer of Presbytery
be directed to 96,11 the attention of the churches
to tbo importanCe of contributing at, an earlier
period than usual to the Commissioners Fund,
and with increased liberality,"
R. MCPususbar,
To meet the spirit of the above resolution, ,it
is desirable that collections be taken up' so as, to
be paid over during the month of March. To
accommodate' pastors, artangements have been
made with Mr. Culbertson, at the Colportage
Book Remits, to riceive payments. It is hoped
that congregations vrill at least double thtirwbual
ontributions. LIMB Coccus,
Treasurer of Chia PresbyterY.
Vor the Presbiteriap Banner and Adv
How to Ptonounee the Pronelin My.
Ma..- EDpros:=l was pleased with the remarks
or your correspondent " Z,"` under the ;caption,
" Use Language. Correctly." There rigay be some
(I fear there are,) who regard all such questions
as those which he discueses, as very trifling.
They are certainly- not ao important as some
things which might bp mentioned;' but still it
can hardly be fluinght that the proper use of our
mother tongue by public speakers, and especially
by ministers. of, the Gospel, is a matter, of little
consequence. I hope the incorrect :expressions
to which , your correspondent refers, will be avoid
ed by all who read his criticism Ic is - certainly
'worth while to endeavor to /peak correctly.
Permit a remark further, in regard to .your
own criticism „on- the pronunciation of th• pro
noun my. You observe : "It is losing its distinc
tive enunciation; being changed into the objective
'me, or worse still, into a Short Mi." From this,
I gather that in yOur jtidgment tbie word should
always be pronounced with a long, open sound,
so as to rhyme with high. If this be your mean
ing, have you not fallen into an/ error?
This word is pronounced in tiro different ways,
as any one will,'in a moment, perceiie, who ob
serves' the practiCe of correct speakers in conver
sation. If it is, an emphatioal word, it is , pro
nounced sous to rhyme with nigh, ,eigb,•&o.; but
if it is not emphatical, 'Cis, pronounced as if
Written men. For this we have the authority of
Walker, who is regarded, believe', as the beet
authority for the pronunciation of !English. He
says, in his Rhetorical. Grommar, a book which
our public speakers would do well to study, " It
is certain that the pronoun my, whin it is emphat
ical, is always pronounced with its full open sound.
But it is as certain; if wi observe the pronuncia
tion of correct conversatiton, that we shall find it
sounded me, when it is ix subordinate word in a
sentence, and hoe no emp,haeis on it. If we should
say, my pen is as bad as my,pitper, we should neces
sarilyipronounce m lik.e Me, as, in this sentence,
pen and paper are the etrinhatical words ; but if I
were to sly, My pen it worse than lours, here my
is in antethesia With yew's, and consequently must,
be pronounced long and full, so as to rhyme with
high." , ,
Here we have not only a high authority, but a
good reason for Very' frequently pronouncing my
as though it were Written me. It is true the com
monpractice) in reading, has hem always to,give
this word its frill open sound, but, as so are not,
to follow " a multitude to do evil." neither are we
td follow a multititd.e in "robbing, maiming, or
murdering our nariiii English." H.
the pronunciation. of, the pronoun a matter
of considerable importance. Walker would
Make the." my" to become "me," when not
emphatio. But why so? Simply because
it was becoming fashionable, in his day; in
the English Rouse of Lords. The reason
is not sufficie n t. Our: language affords us
"my" for one° signification, and "me" for
anotbef, and we ought- in the emaciation,
as well as in writing, to mark the difference
"II" admit; that the "common mode" is
to give "my " the full sound. Now; it is
the multitude, it is use, that makes right in
pronouncing. A man then, who iswith the
great body of his nation, in the use Of lan
guage, cannot be doing evil. 'lt is the inno
vater, who is wrong.
But our nbjection was not so much to the .
"me" sound AS to the "mi," and the taking
with it the colitiOnant which beginsa the fol
lowing word, s, mib-rethren, mif °mess',
mit , ode, tnis-triiour, he. Let us speak as do
the "multittlde" of well informed men,
and set ourselVes against needless, and es
pecially againit'injurious and mibecoming
The. Examination Ede.
We are credibly informed that the Presby
tery'of Detroiti(NeW School,) have 'a stand
ing rule to examine all persons they repeive
into their.body., This is wise - person
conscionstf his rectitude and capacity can'
reasonably refise to give due evidence of
these to the brethren with whom he would
unite, as a teselior and co-ruler, and whose
endorsement he desires to give him access
with confidence;to the churches , placed undo
their care. Onr-brethren are learning wit,
dons', from our 'example. We cannot , bgt
hope that all their Presbyteries will sea' the
propriety of the'rule, and adoPt
Labors in Xszsas.
Rev. William-Willson, late of Erie, Fa.,
now in Lecoropton, Kansas, informs us that
he finds an abundant call for;labor. He oe
cupies 6/even preaching points. One Sah
linty he preaches at Big ~ S prings. and .Le r
coiaptoW; and'on the alternate Sabbath, at
Lecompton, Lawrence, and Franklin; The
1 / 4 0thttre ere week:d4 and night a p p ointments: ` .
4,4.3 gAya, between Preaching, hunting up
the lost sheep, And lambs, -getting myself a
house built, and getting. ohunthes built, I
have my handi full:" We look for a nom
nonicatiOn? shWi l t o ly, . rhich,
_ehall f give us
more fully thestate
The bridges between Boston and Cann
bridge,have long been a- subject of coin
plaint, ,heeause of the high rates of tolls.
Thie difficulty is now removed, and an ar.
rangement has been made with the city gov
ernment whereby they Will be forever free.
Thus far the Health of the titles for the
present Winter has been remarkably g00d..,
tontide4l4 excitement" eon eiettled
by the. passage of 3..1)111 through. the lower
house of the Legislature, allowing the Tea.
timomy of Atheists tit be received in courts
of justice. The atheist ivhocannot 'feel the
force of an oath, is to be permitted to Width
subject to the ;paini and penalties of petr
jury!? Strong opposition has,been brought
to bear against the measure, and hopes are
beginning to be entertained that it will be
defeated in the Senate; or by the veto of
• the Governor. It will he very discreditable
to this old Puritan State, to 'have a bill so
radical and pernicious become a law, thus
expelling the fear of God andeccountability
to hitn from the temples of justice, and im
perilling the highest human interests. One
of the worst features connected with this
matter; is the treatment it receives' from
many of the sentilar journals, which have
spoken of it with ' a
levity altogether unite - .
coming FO momentous a subject. Indeed it
is to be deeply regretted that so few of the
great' newspapers, exerting such an Untold
inane:fee, are under the control of consistent
Christian men of enlarged views.
- William S. Tuckerman, theanail robber,
has had a preliminary examination at New
Haien. The' bail for appearance for trial
'on the 23d inst , was fixed at $20,000,
which he was not able to give, and was con.
sequently remanded to prison. He seems
to think that in the end he will eseape the
penalty, which now seems to hang over him.
The defalcation' of. Seymour, cashier of
the Hartford County Savinge- Institution,
amounts to $115,000, only - 1110,000 of
Which are secured., This loss will sweep
sway the whole stock of the concern,
although the depositors will lose but little,
if any thing., Mr. Seymour has left for
Charleston under the assumed name of John
For several years Mr. Lowell Mason. has
been advocating a general return to the
practice of Congregational ;Singing: At
first but little attention was paid to his sop
gestions. But the difficulty of maintaining
a good choir has become sio great, and the
expenses so burdensome, in many places,
that congregations are returning to the old
Istom. the great fault his iieert in em
ploying merely professional singers, often
without any religious character. Whatever, or
in permitting this part of worship - to fall
into the ban& of a few who have set them
selves to work'to prevent, as far as possible,
any °therefrom engaging with them in sing
ing the praises of the Lord. Airell.trained
choir, under the lead of a Christian of correct
taste, may be highly advantageous, where
proper care is taken to train the whole con
gregation to singing, and- when the people
are taught that it is not only the privilege,
but also the duty of each one, so far as' his
abilities may permit, to unite in this delight-
ful part of the worship of God's house.
But when choirs monopolize ,this part of the
service, or are composed mostly of the , giddy
and frivolous, as they too often are, they are
intolerable nuisances, acd ihould be abated
as speedily SS possible.'
Times have Brightened considerably, and
- men are preparing 'to retrieve' the disasters
of the Autumn. There is an elasticity
about the American man of business, that
prevents m from* succumbing to adversities,
in a remarkable degree. Minuet his all
may be taken from him, he is soon ready for
another enterprise, another. success, or
'another defeat, as the case may , be. This is
remarkably exemplified at the present time,
in this great rnetrOpelis.
The preparations for the Spring Trade
are in active progress;and •on a liberal scale.,
Many new firms' are announced,-and the new
marble and brown stone stores are receiving
occupants. sr Money continues so' abundant,
that large capitalists still find much difficulty
in making good investments.
'About forty Banks have consented to an
ariangenient not to pay Interest on Deposits..
Thelast return of the New York Savings'
Banks, showed an aggregate of ,about $30,-
1500,000. The means. laid aside in this way
have saved thousands of &Millis from desti- -
tution and suffering during the present
Winter. -
Merchants from the interior are begin-
I those from the South are better provided
with funds, the resent season, than those
from the West. The credits given to the
laitir will `be shortened considerably from
what has lieen customary in former years.
Some of the leading dry goods -houses -that
were forced to suspend, have, •already , re
sumed ro4ment. : Among these are . 1 1 .
Skinner' & Co,, J. O. IlOvra & Co., Bowen;
ArNathee & Co.'
Bread Stuffs - are still low with but little
prospect of improvement for some time.
A ',,,EfeavyVerdf f :t has' been rendered'
against S ,P. Townsend of Sarbaparilla no
toriety, to the amount of. $104,000, which
was incurred by--.being bondsman for the
trustee of the estate of the late Reuel Clapp.
Vigorous, an constant efforts are being
made by Archbishop' Hughes to interfere,
with and cripple the Public. Schools , of the
city. At least - of the'Wards are said to
be in . A greater or leo degree under the con
trol of this faitkfui servant of ;. hire'Holinese,
the Pope. And, as a matter of course, in
them' brit little' can be .done in advancing the
interest of ;popular education, except accord
ing,to the dictation; of the Banish bierarchil
A. few years ago the school books were 4:
tered to meet the miews of this Boolean' atii
'lifts expurgating from 'them , Some of the
paiticular, hla encouraged him to higher
pretettaions and greater ancroaehments.. The
Archbishop deserves a 'fitting rebuke from
the people of New York, who expend so
much YewVft relieve 112 e Wants,' misthy,
and wretohedneas, and to punish the crimes
of many of his most devoted adherents,
The Oration of Mr. Everett, fir the ben
, of the " Women's Protection Emigration
Society," on atbarity," was listena to
with the greatest attention by a large audi
ence, and was thought to merit the enconiums
if has so generally received. Mayor Tiernan
presided—a much more fitting employment
than wrangling with' drinking' helium Politi
cians as was too frequently the habit of hit',
.predeeesser.. rt
The _Methodist Book , Cdneern is an inf
mense affair, and no other denomination
possesses• equal facilities for the distribution
of its distinctive literature, or employs it le
unremittingly. Yet notwithstanding, all
this the "hard times"' have • bad a marked
effect upon its ; blisinese . operations. The
Quarterly Review and the Sunday School
Advbcate, are represented as requiring a
large increase _ in their Subscription lists.
The National Magazine, started with the
design of furnishing the Methodist denomi
nation with good general reading, has so
declined in 'patronage as to exelu'de the hope
that it will become self-supporting. It has
been proposed to change the title to that of the
Methodist Monthly Magazine, so• as to pro
vide a medium for the general news of that
branch of the Church, - historical sketches,
long obituary sketches of prominent minis
ters, and essays too elabprate for'the Weeklies,
and, at the, same time, not weighty enough.
for the . Quarterly.
It will be remembered that we stated some
time ago, that Nets York, and Brooklyn had
been divided into districts, and that every
Firangelical Church bad one district assigned
to, its care, for sySternatic visitation. This
work is now in progress,with the most grat
ifying results; nearly every family in these
two ; popttlous cities will be sought 'out by
seine 'Christian.
The Mayor has set himself about, the, re
moval of 'Sabbath Desecration, so far snit
Pan be'accomplished, in good 'earnest. No
tice has been given, that . Concerts, disfurb
ing the generel quiet of the neighborhood;
the playing of brew bands ;. target-shooting;
and billiard,pleying, must cease on the
Lord's day, or the offenders will be-summa
rily riealt with. , Several of the , pretieription
drugatore.s on . Broadway are now closed on
this day, having a notice outside, that." per
sons wishing prescriptions may ring at the
door.'" Drug-itoreti can easily supply' all
that is 'wanied on the Sabbath, without be
ing kept open as on week ..days; the
nal closing goes so far, to exert a moral influ-.
ence in favor of the sanctity of the day..
It is , really a wonder that person's, making
any pretensions to purity of character, pan be
found so lost to all proper sense of shame,
as to aid in' keeping alive the memory of
such a wreteh as Tom Paine ; yet a band
of his deluded followers at down to a
public dinner, in New, York, last ,week, to.
commemorate his birth day. And the .Trib
une, true to its former instincts, persists in
holding up to public admiration as a
hero, while it cannot directly undertake to
def end his system or charecter. he follow
ing language, though coming from the Her-,
ald, is strong, buttruel
To commemomte the memory'of • each a man;
and to "attempt to band him down as a hero, as the
Tribune doesois an ineult,todecency and common
sense. Even the infidels of, cur diy.are not Torn
Paine .men;, they :are philosophers clothed in'
broadcloth' and lawn, ithose skepticism rustles
sweetly over the` tongue, and who stab Christian-.
ity with text on the lips. The age in which, we.
live is too decent and moral for such coarse, and,
brutal, minds as Paine's to
,flourish,; though, of
course, coarseness and brutality are . not So' dim.-
oughly erediestedirom the World thatethere can- -
not be found men and women to keep Tom Paine's
:.birthday. • ' '
The Banks of this city, have hiesurned,
Specie Payments. No excitement was oc
casioned :; indeed, the people in <general
seemed to take little interest in the matter:
The affairs` of the Bank of Pennsylvania are
in a very unsatisfactory state, and, an assign ;
uient has rbeen recommended.
The Su f ferings, of 'the Poor and destitute
iu some of, the outside wards,: particularly
the First and Seventeenth, are .so great,
that it is`impossible to relieve by coetribw
tions from thbae particular wards, and any
appeal has been made to the districts more'
favorably sitnated.
The Directors of the Pennsylvania Insti
tutiori of the Blind, have prepared their
Annual Report, for : presentation to the Leg
islature.. This Inatitutien is one of the no
blest charities' of which s our State and this
city tAn boast it 'provides for' the ,iustruc.
tion and' livelihood of a class, who, but for
its aid, weal be entirely dependent on'
others Acoording,to the census of 1850,
there is one blind person for evety , two
thonsand three hundred and eighty of the
'Population. The number - of deaf mutes is
considerably greater, and that of insane per
sons greater ; still.. Pupils are received for.
any number of leers not exceeding eight.
Admittance is --not refused to any l though
the frienda 'who are able are expectelto pap
for the pupils they introduce
Calvary Presbgterian Church (N. S. )
is a 'striking evidence' of what may be done'
by a single congregation, in' the work of.
church extension and missionary effort.
This congregation. was gathered only some,
four years ago, and has now but about two
hundred itinrch members, and as many
its S abbath.pehoot But lciok at the
work it iquiaßeomplisbed in that time, let
this encourage ethers to go 114 dg,
The following statement; which we out from
an =limo, is highly encouraging
About three years since it tonic, at once, the
1004nd - that want of sympathy, local, moral, and
religioini,'‘ 'cold always keep• out • from a rich
thirehlhe' plainer elasass aeveral squares from
it, and 'in one year fronuite own origin, the con
' gregation commenced ecorM s to,establish snitahle
churches just where they were needed. With an
active and - devoted working force, the warm ern
palhies and aid , of heongregation fulleflife, with
4 11411111tei Or large heartand , conaistent „energies,
results have: been reached probably unequalled in
this city.
1. Near Twentieth and Green Streets, a r , •
church has been built costing 59,000. ]t
pastor, one hundred and thirty members, au
Sunday School pf six hundred, of whom four IP,
dred are usually piesent, fluting the rooms.
2. At Fitzwatet" . and Seventeenth Streets, a TI N
chapel has been elected, coming $4 NO, and a
Sunday School a•ready numbering two hurvlrti
and fifty, with the usual attendance of nearly t ; ,,,
.3. At Callowbill and Sixteenth Streets anGtil,r
effort bae been commenced, gathering already ~L e
hundred pupils.
The current expenFes of these efforts
from the congregation about $1,600 attounl'y,
and other charges are cheerfully assumed b y 4
few wealthy individuals. The thrill of inter m
and life accompanying these efforts, and thc•
done to thousands in gathering in nearly tA-.1,,
hundred children in its school, in various pu r ,
of the.dty, cannot be estimated, but may be eon:
Three, pAstoral relations were dissolved b y
the L P,oobytery of New Brune Tick, at i t ,
literbeeting, on account of fang health,
viz , that of Rev Wm. SCRIBNER to the
church at Red Bank, N. 3 ; Rev. J.
CARROLL, at Jamesbnrg, N. J , and it e7.
J. lints.Pkrams.,Jr., Third chturch,Trea.
ton, N. J.
Rev. 0. B. STEWART'S. Poat Office addr= B
is changed from Centre - vine, Laure ns C.
ty, S. C., to Dublin, Greenville Co nati,
S. C.
Mr. HENRY A. Him Low, a recent gradu a -,
of Princeton Seminary, has received aid
accepted a call from the Second churcl,,,f
New Brunswick, N. J.
Rev. H. P. THOMPSON has become stated
supply of the church at Millersburc
Rev. C. LEAVENWORTH was installed fa.tcr
of the Cainp Creek church, by the PI'S.
bytery of Schuyler, in October last. Hi a
Post Office address bas been chanaed from
Cambridge, Dl., to Macomb, 111.
Rev. JOHN DUN, D.D., late of the Associ.
ate Reformed Church, Pittsburgh,l, ac
cepted a call•to the churches of Fairview,
Sturgeonville and Girard, Erie County, P a ,
Rev. P. A. MCMARTIN, of Cape Island ;
J, has received and accepted a call toile
church, at Hillsboro', N. C.
Rev. E. T. BUIST, D.D., late of Greenville,
S. C., having assumed the Presidency ( 4"
the Laurens' Female College, his Post
Of f ice address will be Lauren; C H., S.C.
Rev. W. W. COLMERY has been compel Ted,
by renewed and protracted illness, and Ey
the advice of his physician, to cease his
labors in the church of Lebanon, Obic.
Rev. JAMES H. BROOKS has accepted the
call to the. Second church of St. Louis,
For the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate.
Work of Grace in Hollidaysburg.
:—Although it has been my
privilege, in a rninietp , of more than twenty
years, to labor in many seasons of revue!, in
my own and other churches, I have never,
except in one instance, given any notice of
it to the public. Not because I desire net
To — Erie Vin'poryeir hie work of grace, but
for leave( averring the work by piejulgine
its results before they are fully developed.
I would , probably have adhered to my custom
at present, but for two considerations, viz,:
the - fact that you have copied from the sec•
ellen' papers some notice of the revival in this
place ; 'and, 2d, because, by b Meg what we
think the Lord has done for us, we may en
courage others to seek for his reviving pre?•
tefore the Convention at your city, a Bt•
tle cloud seemed hovering in our horizon.
The hearts of some professors were refreshed,
and more of a Spirit of prayer was manifest.
That;, C o nvention was a blessed season to
many souls. With something of the spirit
that evidently pervaded it, the pastor of the
char* in accordance with its recommit.
tiene, called the attention of his people, dur
ing the month of December, to the great
necessity of a revival—to the duty and the
mesiecof seeking, it ; and pressed upon the
church her solemn mission. The little clod
increased. The day of fasting was solemnly
,obeeeved,,and the , evening before it, a meet
ing was, begun,,,which continued morning
and evening for more than a week, aEd ia
evenings until, (Feb. 6th.) Bra h•
er. j tap,per, of the China Mission, was proe
identially, with ne through all the meetinz
with ; the ex9eption of one or two days. Be
rendered us very valuable and effectise aid.
Dr. Howard, of your city, who had been to-
.gaged. to assist at our Conanunion, arrived no
Friday,, and remained until Tuesday, gir . g.
during his stay„ most seasonable and Ica
pressive sermons. , The labors of these dear ,
brethren will long be gratefully retnerubetta
.by pastor, and people; and we believe that
souls 4ere,mill, in the great day, call bead
item: blessed.
We„ have not been able to ascertain bow
many have been ,the subjects of impressi , 45
by-the Spirit of God; indeed the entire p.P
,nlation seemss impressed . with a sense of
(God's presence, even those who
go out to
any of the churches. Religion is the e•pin
irk-rib:oast all circles and places. Sdne so'
,enty or eighty have professedly been an' ,, k'
I cried our church, and a still larger no
bgr, ip the Methodist and Lutheran, and
quite a, good many in, the Baptist cloches.
More than fifty have professed a hope of ao•
oeptanoe in Christ in our congreout:on, of
Irhom eight were ,received to the Coo.nale
;.pion, at our Sacrament anthhi ty Dint ;inner
making forty seven in all. Some fag'
more profess faith s bnt, desire to defer for 3
season application for admission to full ey.a
munion ;. of those . admitted to full c nltt;
nion,, an lunusual proportion are heads of
families,; Some very remarkable eo nver , ;4 3
have oecnrred - , exhibiting wondrously the
'PPW,er, of Divine grace. But erttifpng
tbe,resilts of the work thus far hare bets,
considered as an in gathering, I am of epin
that even a greater work has been ac•
comp:ished in the.,.hearte of professors. i°
-the revival,of drooping graces; the qui6en
ing of Christian love and zeal; the e levation.
of the standard of piety; the emetic :: oi
family altars,' and the restoration of sir --e
that, had fallen down; and in the bealie; uf
the baclslieer. God be praised for t 1
.InOreies, .The power and grace is his.
In our congregation, there has teen no
machinery used, and the work has been
noiseless, sober, solemn, and without excite.
,meat. ,That stillness, 'which is the surot
index of a felt presence of the HelY O re,
has marked our assemblies. The plain, We:
est preaching of the old-fashioned doctride',
of grace—the pastoral visit; the persobei
conversation ; the quiet and retiring inquir.F .
meeting; the solemn prayer uneeting—lb e ';
were the means that God has honored: all
We an :iriterest in the prayers of
saints i that thfii work may go on . ; and rlial
the God of the, Covinant pour out his Spirit
on all the churches, until revival shall ao 6
revival, kili. over the land.
Your 'brother in the Lord,
,vs per', Feb. 6th, MK