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THRms.r. "1.50, In adiraneof or as Clubs
iftia; or, dsilvdrsd idalfidsnoss of Subsoils
Siert, 01.75. Sas Prospootus, 011 Third Pogo.
EVW AL S should bo prompt; w llttls
whit*: before the yleer t j.xpleissill!at o ura aqtp
mask* fuilarrangesaiate f or a steady supply.
TUB 91CD WR,APPIGH Indkates that we
doslro a renswal. If, however, Ii tha o hasto
of wallpellAhlsolghal , sliina‘ 66 :dillited,Naa ,
hops Oar friends . ..rill still noeforket*s.
tiGNIITTA/VOES.—Sand payment by Nara
bands% urban aolininfant:" Oty`aind
unclosing with ordinary tare, and troubling
n ()body with a ) I[I9ASVPIa4S4II Rijn What you are
doing. Fora large amount, rand a . ,,Draf,t, or
largo notes, • Far One OT paperai mind Gold
or ratan notan,3l„ • ; , , ,;
VO llitSVEpomaiGlCiVand,poatngto irtautps,
to bat*** atill,,menaL far maara paperrittay,l3
or Seventy rural armor $4: for Tlairty.thria
iramithirri ' '
all totters and'Conusturdeations
ta REV. DAVID , Ilia.KlNiqlOY. Pittsburg/4
AkziudiiiAND 'Foimak CiimeTfAN
UNION4--,-T4e,JAne ow:ober of thisexoel.
Jett iftentthly is before us. The Society Is
labors itre'blesse'd as , a , inetes of 'greet good.
A CALT:.-L-The pOple of the Seeend Uni-
AtaL1144319;0464141.& 0 .4.1044g.§ , )P f
'this city have tendered a call to Rev. James
Prcstly, of New Torki..to become their
BOARD Or Puit'uoAT7ow.—The Twen
tiith 'Annual` l i ekoOrt is on ! .our' table It
should be extensively , read. The Abstract
which we usually
,publish, gives the main
items, but the whole. is needfril,to a proper
knowledge of the Board's work. - ,
ANONYMOUS COMMUNICATIONS. - Such
Are .sometimes sent to-edit:my notwithstand
ing the-oft published rule, , that to alibi - at.
tention, an article must be accompanied by,
a responsible ; nAnte, with Pcist,,Office : ad
dress, &a, •
COLONIZAtION:We invite attention to
the call of the e° Ashmun -Thstitute. 'We
would =that '-large'f "cOntiibittions - should be
taken' up, fcr:Ccilonnation, thc 'Fourth of
July, und'iliat r this school for colord youths
might be specially remembered.
HAMPDEN SIDNEY COLLEGE ) VA—This
iinititiitiOnis finder the tuition of Rev. j.
M. P. Atkinson D. D. President , and ,four
irofessors. The classes are, Seniors, four
teern; Juniors,' twenty-nine ;;.-Sophomores;
forty-three, FreShnien,P seventeen Irregn
.lari, ` eleven; Grammar 6i fan' one hundred
and 'twenty. The Annual CoMmencement
was in Atm 10th: The `next Session will
begin on $ ptf 2d
- , Praiseworthy.
The' congregation -of Rev. 'Dr. Douglas,
(ooistitufter,) of tbii city, at aqieeting on
the .evening of the 9th, presented their pas
tox, .through Alderman ! McMaster, „with a
purse of upwards of $4.00. Dr. Douglas is
about to visit Europe: He expects to attend
the General Atitieilhly of the Presbyterian
Church in Treli - d,'and to extend;his jonr
ney as far as ;Koine ."' ' - ,
Minisierial brethren, of different denonii
naiions, ,have agreed to occupy his , ; pulpit
daring his absence. Ali this bears 'testi
mony to the pfevileneeit Obridtian 'feeling
in our city.,
Pre - POI/W.
The St. Louis Presbyterian has deter
Mined'to adopt the `eash:in-adVanee system,
on and after the Ist,of July, The , propr:ie
tori give their reasons and,purposnthns:
Ist. Every employee connected with the
PiresbytWkiaiz—thre printer, the'paper-niaher . ,.
the edif6y, the paail.clerk:--all
require ‘0,7 as they go.'
2d. %Several'of our stehiCribeis have urged
us to'addpt ihiesyStein - priferring tUpay in
3d. The times &mint.
We shall, aanbxd ► ugly, on the lit 'of . Jtily,
next, WhiCh'is 'the 'beginning of anew vol-,
lime; erasem 'fro our mail . hiioks, all: who have
lof paid up''to a period in advance of July
st' and so continue to e'r'ase them as their
time of subierirtion expires, unless, of
Ourse, the mot/cilia forwaided previously.
' S A
Newspapers of the Blethodist Chinch,
• 41 , t '
The Metbodtsta, whatever else may
said of themiknoW'iisely how tptise the pe
tiodiiial press; '1 The 4 Minittea of the ' aen
eral Conference at Nashville show, antiOni
other things respeCtihg, Books and Periodi
cals, the following, relative.;to weckly,
The Nashville ChriStian Advocate' Ras' a
oii.culation of 1.2,000 copies: • . •
The' South Christian Advocate has' a'
subsoriptieniiii of 11,000.' ' • '
The Richmond Christian Advocate has
over 7,000' suhscribiirs:
The Nevi-Orleans Christian Advocate has
a list of 7,000 sitbscriberm: '
The 'St. Ilodis •IChtititiare Advocate has
The Texas ql,ristifm (l „4„dvocat,e,,, after
yeaxs of hard struggling ,_ has now .a good
prospet of success, with a pubscription
The -,4temphis, Arkelyes, and. Wachita
Christiae,'Advocate enjoys increasing pros
perity, eritknearly 5,000 subscribers.,
These seven, papers all: belongs to the
Church, and some of them are - a sCurce
revenue. Then th l ere are also : ' '
The ;North Carolilia -Christian Advocate
asks to be received ,hy :the,,general Confer:,
cube ;which is.recommended
• by the Corn
kuttee, on certain conditions, hereafter, to he,
described. - • •
3. E. Edwards presented the',:exhibit' of
the Rfchalond Chris' tian Advdcate.
Here we have nine papers sustained by
the Oktirolr'South, with: a client:Ai:lln of
about 65,000. *Then they have a. Quer
ierly, a Monthly, and a Sabbath Schkol
journal. Hew can subscriptions be obtained
to such an extent
.? Their 'circuit riders do
the work, aided by the' local preachers 'and
class leaders. If'otif •Minieters, , eldersr, and
deacons were all equally the lista l 'Of
40,'sur jol!'"tahl w01ia80414.14 biAtibusanaL
Apjj.why are they _not? Downet this
long to the due f4cling of , the lock ? -•11;
4 :1 Sow to Meet the "Olghts."
'.lSometitoes a qtiestion put to an Editor by
a4.correspondent, helps him to an appiopriate
inbject. 'Ordinarily molt matters are qui
etly laid,fride,,af3 irrelevant, or dismissed for
want of space, or of time, or of ability to
give an answer; but oboationally,4s intl.
Mated, the suggestion is just the thing
needed. From among the communications
of this on our table, we take up the
: Pitt NoKiNiitig•-- Dear ,Sir : --Can you
Whit/ haw to` attend to the many 66 oughts"
laid upon everiminister of the Gospel ? I
ask you, because the "oughts" are gener
ally imposed, by Editors
• Example Much vigorous thought here;
the' book ought to be in all minister's
hands ;" just the boOk for the `times,; no
minister can afford `to withont
ur,nah bible lore'; every minister ouykt to
have it." And thus every week brings its
Ought to 64 every minister." Again I ,ask,
Mr. Editor, how might we to meet these
oughts?" While 66 pausing for a; reply,',',
allow i me to whisper r thatzenerally,
mitiister,",aboat here, has only a,,,salary of
five or Six hundred dollar's per annum. That
each has to keep a horse; that much of our
flour, meat, corn, Sic7;nt
eoes from your city
—ony fifty to eighty miles'freight added to
your prices; that, in purchasing greceries,
clothing; Sze., we can save from'ten to twen
ty-per cent. by buying in your city,lhough
it cost us ten dollars for fare; &c., in making
these purchases. And if you are kind
enough "to answer the question, 'in general,
please say how we country ministers can
meet these , "oughts."
Here are a great many "oughts ." but
there are still others besides those to which'
"Inquirer " alludes. They refer to •person
al -helium, ministerial duties, special rela
tions 'family cares, &e. Ste. And'they are
vastly„iMportant and good Pastors feel `them,
preach upon them, and urge, them with re
iteration. We_refer' to.them merely_to show;
that.'" editers," no more than preachers, are
to be hindered 'from saying "'ought," when
speaking of a duty, or of a thing useful, or
a thing 'desirable, even though it may, be,
very difficult of attainment.
In-rising the word might," we do not
alWays mean that the Man will be guilty of
a heinous crime if his ! compliance is ,defect
ive. Many attainments which are .obligit
tory. and which should be = intensely striven
for, Will be fully made only when we reach
glory above. And many ohliontions now
are, conditional as to their extenti being lim
ited,' by the person's ability.
' = The word "ought,""when applied to ac
qiiieition, Or, possession,' often no;
more than that the thing would be uaeful,
if it can be had and that it should be ob
tained, •itpracticable, consistently with other
obligations. We ought to bave twenty
thousand subscribers within the region where
bur paper circulates. would greatly in
crease our usefulness and add to our com
fort.; and there ,are enough. Presbyterian
faniilies deatitute to make up that number,'
and those' who feed the flock should see to
the obtaining of this
_supply. 'But if, we can
net,have that number, we must serve with
less '; -and and if our brethren have other and
higher duties, which render an attention to
their people's edification in this line imprac
ticable, they are clear. ,The salary, also, of
many' pastors, • ought to be increased fifty
per cent., if not doubled.' They need it and
they . deigerve it, and; in'many cases the peo
ple could easily give it, and would find their
benefit in doing so; but if, the pastors can
not have it, they must yotlabor on, trusting
for are ample reward hereafter, where it will
ba of grace, and'from other hands.
,of cc Inquirer", , la likely, in
part, to 'sit forth the'fact, that the salaries
of"country pastors are 'often , inadeiguite, and
that henae among the things of 'which
they must deny iLemsel!es, is a well•stored
library. They cannot obtain the treasures'
of !thought. which we , tell them they ought
to'have. And' he not 'only'iVisheri'thus to
excuse'defiCiencies, but he would have us
suggest something, tending to their relief.
We would gladly do so, if we could.. We will
try; and , we note that.experience is, in this
elfin many other things, a gbod teaeher. A
few rethibiscences May be iti`pOiht:' '
clergyman, whose history we know
pretty-well y was settled in a new country .
town' on $5OO. He saVed.` a little money
every year. Afterwards for, a while, he
was. located that he got but $2OO a year
for preaching, 'and , yet, although, his family
was increased, he saved more annually than
he had done' before..' It was then So ordered,
in prdvidenceohat, though he , 1000110 d dil
igently''Sabbath days,' be received
compensation at all .for these services; and
still Ins, family` yet farther increased,
he' acquired more of this world's, treasures
than ever. - Laterin life he= Was settled' on
a Salary the deubleof what he ha'd at' first
received, and now, though paying no house
rent, his stipend did not support him. ,
How was this ? It was Partly because, at
the latter time; -he spent More iwthe edlica
tionaef children; and partly beeause he
considered that he had about finished the
duty-of-:acquisition;• but it was-mainly be
cause that, in early life he felt bound„ how
ever small his income; not t&isonstinie it all,
and because his small salary satisfied the
people plat he might righteously do,=souse
thing =to:supplement bis incoMe. There is
no'4htelligent people who will "suppose that
$560 Vilest; a sum' adequateto sustain
a minister, with a family, where every thing
is to, be bought. ;; :He must have someOing
more . —i-tr Manse and .Glebe, pasture =ranges,
presenti, &a • be'must do, something—
iCitCh a glutei 'write and publish books, Fara'
traffic And the less his income from
the people, the more , time will they accord
to teattend =to other,things; and thus
the mere abrindantlyie 'he likely to supply
hie ;Anti: '''Oor, the education Of a minis.
bis'itabits of industry, his trustworthi
ness, and his economy and thrift, adapt him
to make in crease through whatsoever he turns
hirharid to andif, with these l dhelas bus
*lents, 'as some have, ifis then, for
himtitie; that th l e less thii salary the better
that is, in a worldly aspect. And the
is, thatfiniall ciur observationiwe have found
seareelraininister gather any thinglaround,
illE PRESBYTERIAN BANNER AND ADVOCATE.
him from the fruits of his own labors,'Who
was in the receipt of what might be called
an ample salary ;'while we have known quite
a nurnberof the less than 8600 men, who,
by farming, teaching,. &c., have provided
comfortably for the education of their chil
dren, and for libraries, and for declining age.
Does this look like advising our young
men to settle on a small stipend, and then
devote a portion of their time to other things
besides the work of their ministry ? Not at
all; unless it be, under a neqessity,, as in a
new 'country, and' in sparsely settled dis:
tricts, -or where there is'a call to labor among
the very poor. Oar remarks may intimate
that they should not decline calls to such
pliees, but should, after the example of old,
hearken, and , go, and preach, and supple.
meet the means of life's necessities by tent
making, or by any other useful employment.
God's word as well as `common sense and
every noble feeling in a community, acknowl.
edges,that the laborer is worthy of his , hire.
Every good and honest .umn has ,s, right to
a living, and a ponafortable living too, if he
can earn it. The minister, , then, may and
should have his and he ehould e*en be an
exaMplei not in treasuring up large stores
on earth, but in providing for himself and
his yet) that if he shill ,die early, he may
not leave a wife and little cones utterly de
pendent, and if "he should live to see feeble
ness, he may not be a charge to his children
nor a burden to, the charities of the Church.
Such we regard as being within -the range
of ministerial duty, - and he who does not so
hold to it as to, strive toward its attain'.
ment fails to come up to the faith delivered
to the saints.
Does " Inquirer" press ques
tion, how country , rninisters can meet 'th,ese
"oughts P'i We reply, that we haie alreadi
answered, in general. They must labor, if
their salary is, inadequate., They must save,
They must, live beneath their income. They
must make their families useful.' They
must acquire by teaching an academy, by
taking,a few pupils into their house, by con
,ducting some little garden or agricultural
operations, by something which may be most
readily. practicable, most - germain to the
dUties'of their calling, most contributive to
the, Preservation of_ a sound physical frame,
in which the mind can operate vigorously,
during the fewer hours that can be, , from
the supply of their needs, allotted to study,
and by which to utter their missages, and
perform the other functions of . their minis
try. It is wonderful what an amount of
labor can be accomplished by the judicious
allotting of time's minute portions, and by a
wise use of both the physical and mental
man, fitting each best to serve the other, and
both for the discharge of all ineumbent_
duties. Thus, where a people are too few
or too,poor, duly to sustain the -minister,ur,
as yet, too ignorant to rightly appreciate his
pastoral labors,, he may otherwise do some
thing, to comfortably , sustain .himself and
his, making himself useful, cheriahing his
spirituality and keeping up the vigor of his
frame, while he is nurturing s. congregation,
into strength, and guiding many to a blies- -
The theme is fruitful. We might say
much more about physical employment, and
about making the family, useful, and about
the importance of: a minister being NOT a
rolling stone, and about the happy results of
a pastor attaching his people to'him strongly,
and about the vast advantages which corm
trY ministers have over their city brethren.
But our article is now long enough *; and we
must lcave something for , the ingenuity of
our readers. _
"Inquirer," 'with all 'similarly . situated,
will new readily relieve himself of th`e bur
den of the " oughts," 'even though -editor's
should pile them upon him. still more pro
fusely--will relieve his . conscience and,
may' be, his needs ; partly by the thought
that 'obligations are determined in their moral
force by a mares ability, partly by some
home modifications, by Attaching his people
to him more cordially, or by the, people's ad
vancer:tient in means and liberality, and
partly, if stern necessity so demands, .by
turning bis attention, for a:portion of his
time,. to some supplementary:employment,
which may be accordant with spirituality,
favorable to health, and contributive to the
end for which man lives in society.
We still hear.docasionally of the •reviving
influences of God's Spirit, :bhing extended
to; or` continued with the churches. Per
sons who were awakened months ago, are
being gathered into the communion of the
saints, and young- converts , are being nur•
Fresh additions to the churches in Pitts
burgh are not numerous since: the Winter
and Spring communions, but the attendance
and attention show a continued wakefulness.
One daily prayer-meeting—that .held in the
hall.of the Young Men's Christian Associa.:
tion—is 'continued: On lait-Sabhath. Ave
personswere added to the Second chirch
on examination, and.,on the Sabbath pre
vious, twenty.one were thus added, to - the
First church, of whom - seVeral were baptized
on:the occasion. Several peiions were also
added to each on certificate. •
From New York and Fhiladeli)hia there
is still cheering news, , of 'continued inquiry,
and of additions to the aurehes: ,
From country churches therels occasion'.
ally, a narration of some pleasing ineident,
or encouraging addition. One of 'these we
note. Rev, J. P. Caldwell says of a meet
ing'he had just closed, at Shelby, Ohio :
"The church is now vacant, and I went
to administer the sacrament to them hyinvi
tation. I continued the meeting seven days
and took into the church, on' profession` of
their faith in Christ, sixteen; nine of whom
were heads of families; some of the most
influential men in all.that community; one
of the number had been an avowed infidel.
Many still are serious; some who' have lived
long in sin, and been believers in the damn
able delusion of Universa4ism, trembled and
wept tears of 'penitence under the power of
truth." - . '
BAN FRANCISCO, CAL -7-011 Tuesday, May
18th, the` xtew church-built by- the cougr,ega-
tion of Rev. Dr. Anderson, was dedicated.
The cause flourishes under the Divine bless
ing. Of the Work of Grace in the city,
the Pacific says :
We are pleased to be able-to state that
the religious interest in this city is-extend
ing. There, has been no spasmodic eflint;
but the churches are rising to the plane of
a more faithful Christian life. We wish
that this might be said, indeed, of all indi
-vidual professors. Several of the churches
have prayer meetings upon three or four
, evenings of the week. After .one of these
meetings in the .-CongregatiOnal church, on
Monday evening of this week, as many as
fifteen persons remained for religious convex.-
sation. We understand that these evening
meetings in some of the churches, have
been blessed-to the conversion of many
souls. The daily noon meetings are as full
and interesting as usual. , The multiplica
tion of meetings in the churches, has, per
haps, somewhat diminished the morning
union prayer meeting, but still a goodly num
ber is in attendance daily. Me hear of
somewhat of interest in the interior, but not
so great as we could desire. ,
A Thought for Church Sessions.
The folloWing question co mes to us with
out a name; but it was handed by a respon
sible person, with the assurance that infor
mation was desired. '
PrrTsßurton, Jdne 12%, 1858
REV DAwn' MoKrzkrany 7.—Dear Sir :
—Please inform me through your valuable
paper, if it is in accordance with the dis
cipline of the Presbyterian Church, for a
pastor or session to exclude a member from
the Sacrament for an alleged inconsistency,
withbut 'any previous notice, prior to the
Saturday before the Sacrament.
Oar Book of Discipline is brief. It de
clares general principles, and states the main
forms of proceeding; but, of necessity, much
in the mode of administration is left to the
good sense of the Session. No member
should be kept away from the communion
table without good reason: To exclude from
the Church, requires a charge, citation, wit
nesseS, opportunity of a response, and a
judgment. .:But in case a, charge, such as
would infer a separation from the communion
of -the 'Church, shall come to, the knowledge
. the Session so near to the time of, com
munion that it cannot previou.sli be investi
gated, it is the duty of, the Session to notify
the person of the circumstances, and to
advise him not to come to the Lord's table
until the investigation can be had. The
pastor and, elders are solemnly bound, by
their ordination vows; to attend to the parity
of the Church. Fidelity to an offender and
to orderly members also, requires the due
administration of Discipline.
The time of notice ought to be earlier
than the " Saturday before the sacrament,"
provided the offence was known to the Ses•
sion earlier, unless it be in a case where the
offender well knew that he had trespassed,
and •that be could not, according to the
established rules, be admitted' to the Lord's
table, without repentance. And even then
-it might he kindness, if . not duty, in the
Session to tell the person earlier that, through
admonition he might be brought to repent
ance. But if it shall havebeen delayed till
Saturday, the duty. should be discharged
even then. The night may serve for re
pentanee, and the morning for the rendering
of. satisfaction; and -the delinquent be re
ceived with joy. -
We believe that it is customary with Ses
sionstn give the notice alluded to on the da t y of
preparation, which is usually the Saturday;
but, as intinaated above, it might be doing
a kindness to give it earlier.
Highland University, Kansas.
We, last week, gave quite a lengthened
statement of the condition and prospects of
this -institution. Since then, we have re
ceived the Weekly Inquirer, giving an ac•
count of the laying of the corner stone of
the building, and containing the address of
Rev. Gearyllickman on. .the occasion, and
adding some remarks made by Rev. S. M.
Irvin; who entered the Territory as a rnis
sionary, twenty years ago.
The, prospects are highly . 'favorable, pro
vided a reasonable amount of aid can be ob
tained from , abroad. And now is just the
time to give. Some eight or ten thousand
dollars donated now, would accomplish more
for Christ, Presbyterianism, education and
humanity, than would >several times the
amount, a few. years hemie. We refer our
readers to our last week's issue. We also
commend to their favorable regards, Rev.
James Campbell, one of ;the Trtistees, who
is now. in Pennsylvania, soliciting contribu
PORTriA.ND, OREWSIC-A resident of this
place writes to us, desiring to have the at
tention of a Presbyterian minister directed
thither. He says the sympathies of the
pedple are strongly enlisted, but there is no
church. The aid* of the Board would be
For the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate
ITS MODE AND SUBJECTS BY Asisum, G.
FAIRCHILD, D., AUTHOR OF THE
ca CIREkI" SUPPER."
This elegant little volume, issued by the
Presbyterian Board of Publication, is the
substance of a. series of articles, oubtless
well •remembered by the readers of the .Pres
byterian Banner and Advocate, in, :which
they appeared , over the ; signature of "L N.
D,' . These able articles called' forth the
very-special notice of—theological readers in
different parts of our country, and even in
London, who strongly urged their publica
tion in a more permanent form. The Pres
bytery of Redstone, by a unanimous resolu
tion requested the Board of Publication to
make some arrangement with the author for
their publication. The Synod otPittsburgh
made a similar request. The Board, we
think, have acted wisely in complying; and
now the cause of truth is .reaping the benefit
of a brief, but clear, learned and logical ex
hibition of the most important arguments in
defence of Christian baptism,, as held and
practiced by the nine-tenths of Christen
Dr. F. evidently did not write to make a
book, or lie might have produced a much
larger one, with less labor ; but to do good
by a condensed argument, forming a small
manual, with:convenient notations of differ,
ent topics--a book.to be read by the people
generally in a busy age, when books are not
valued for their size, but for their substance.
He does not pretend to have exhausted the
subject in controversy, but simply to give
what is sufficient to satisfy the candid inqui
rer after the Scripture teaching concerning
the mode and subjects of Christian baptism.
"/Ilidtum in parvo," should be the rule of
authors in this book•makiog age, if they
would find readers. With characteristic
wisdom in its authorship, this little volume
has set out on its proper mission, like its
predecessor from the same mint, the "Great
Supper," to be sold by the hundred wher
eVer the controversy on Baptism becomes
rife. Dr. F. has made the Church his debtor
by these two most excellent manuals, so ad
mirably suited for popular use in defence of
her precious •doctrines. We hope his life
may be long spared, and his pen guided by
the Master in yet other important service for
the cause of truth. L N.
For tbo Pretbyterian Banner and Advocate
A Minister Wanted.
OSKA.LOIISA.,.IOWA, May 26,_ 1858
REV. D. McKINNEY—Dear Sir :—ln
view of the climate, the, health and circum
stances of my family, and some other consid•
orations, •it is my purpose to resign the
charge of the church in this place, at the.
September meeting of our Presbytery. It
is the wish of the Session of the church that,
through the columns of your 2,2'y welcome
weekly, the attention.• of brethren looking
Westward, shonld.be directed to this place.
There is not, so far as our knowledge ex
tends, any more pleasant or, promising field
of usefulness in the State, than this. With
in the last three years and nine months, a
very neat and comfortable house of worship,
forty-by sixty, has been erected; the audi
ence has increased from about fifty to be
tween three and four hundred; the mem
bership from about thirty to over one hun
dred and fifty; and the prospect for still
increasing prosperity is now, we think, even
more favorable than ever before.
Any good, practical man, knowing him
self, and especially known of others, to be a
g00d,,., practical., preacher, will receive a
hearty welcome, and be , well sustained by
this people. J. C.
BOSTON AND NEW ENGLAND,
Among the institutions of tile .Past, that still re
main in the localitY of Boston, is the famous old
conipany, "" The Ancient and Honorable Artillery
Company of Boston," which has just celebrated its
two, hundred and twentieth Anniversary. Prince
Albert lately accepted an honorary member
ship ; and a new uniform has been adopted, much
after the style of that of the British soldier, a red
coat and black pants. The ceremonies included
a breakfast at Faneuil Hail,; a march to, the State
House, with one hundred -and, fifty . men in line ;
tbe reception of the Governor; reading of the.
Scriptures in the First church ; singing an orig—
inal Ode; a sermon by the Rev. John Cotton
Smith, (five of whose. ancestors performed the
same office for the Company,) from. Dent. viii:
10 ; a dinner at old Fanenil ; the reading of
Prince Albert's letter of acceptance, &o. The
sermon was long, able, and earnest. To belong
to this Company is an object of great a.mbition
among young men of martial aspirations.
The Lectures of Mr. Everett during last Winter,
in behalf of the Washington Monument, on the
Character of -Washington, and on Charity for the
13enefit of Humane Institutions, have been a great
success. The former was delivered twenty-three
times, and netted $14,646 ;, the latter was deliv•
ered fourteen times, and netted $12,433. And
the proceeds would have been stilllarger had not
sickness in his family required the distinguished
and accomplished orator to postpone a number of
engagements to a future day.
The Anniversaries of different Societies afford
favorable opportunities for learning much of their
general spirit. - The late meetings held by the
Universalists and Unitarians, disclosed some
things worthy_ of note. At the Unitarian Fes
tival, Dr. Dewey spoke of "the allies of a liberal
faith." The first ally he spoke of was the solid
world; second, humanity; third, literature ;
fourth, public opinion. Under this last head, he
said he should like to see a show of hands
throughout the world on this question. He be.
lieved if these hands were honestly raised, there
would be found a majority against Orthodoxy.
It will be.observed that in this nothing is said of
the Christian Sabbath, the public ordinances of
religion, or the general dissemination of the Word
of God. The only allies which this distinguished
advocate of Unitarianism claims, are "of the
earth, earthy." The Divinely-appointed allies are
At the Universalist Reform Association, the Rev.
Sylvanus Cobb expressed great dissatisfaction,
that deaf mutes were educated in the Hartford
institution in the belief of Calvinistic doctrines.
This was to him a source of much lamentation.
At the same meeting, Rev. Abel C. Thomas ex
pressed the opinion that the Dictionaries were
against Universalism, in the definitions given of
44 Hell," ,4 Devil," and similar words., These defi
nitions are not to his liking; a fact which no one will
dispute. At the meeting of the Universalist Home
Missionary Society, the same gentleman eaid,
he feardd there were multitudes of Universalist
families where devotional exercises were not ob
served at all, and le was not sure even but there
were Universalist clergymen who never invoked
the Divine blessing, unless, perhaps, a minister
chanced to be present. According to him, the
devotional spirit is not very prominent in the
denomination to' which be belongs, nor can it be.
The Differences between Unitarianism and Uni
versalism are constantly becoming less apprecia
ble among , the great mass of their adherents. At
the Universalist Festival, T. Starr King, who is
a Universalist preacher to a Unitarian Society, in
alluding to the. Unitarian and Universalist denom
inations, compared theta with the Siamese Twins,
and if anypart was to be assigned to him, he
should prefer to be a part of that small fibre
which•. joins the two together. He didn't care
whether they called him'Chang or Eng. A Uni
versalist brother had said to a Unitarian brother
that we believe God is too good to damn us, while
you believe You are too good to be damned. He
did not care on which side they put him.
At the late meeting of the Episcopal Convention
of the Diocese of Massachusetts, it was decided by
a large majority, that it is unnecessary for a del
egate to the Convention to be a communicant in
the Church. The Watchman gives the following
interpretation of this act of the Convention: «Its
deliberations, they think, may be all transacted
without personal piety in , its members." .
A. New Chapel has been opened with a sermon
by Rev. Dr. Adams, for the benefit of the South
end of the city, where, a large population is rap
The Traveler estimates that fourteen hundred
persons have been added to three of the religious
denominations in the city, since the beginning of
the revival, which still continues its blessed work.
The people of Maine have adopted the Prohib
itory Liquor Law of the last Legislature, nine
tenths of the votes being cast in its favor. In
some towns not a single vote was given in favor
The second, Annual Gathering , of' the Sabbath,
School Teachers of Connection% has been held at;
New Haven. Every County.in the State was rep
resented, anddelegates were present from Boston,
Lowell, Brooklyn, and New York, making alto
gether a very large attendance. Many of the re
ports were full of interest. Two•thirds of the
children of the State are connected with the Sab
bath Schools; and it is estimated that, owing to
the efforts put forth last year, the Sabbath School
power was increased fifty per cent. A great
work of grace has been in progress in many of
the Schools. The previous year only nine hun
dred conversions were reported, but last year the
additions to the churches from these sohools were
four thousand. In Hartford alone, one thousand
six hundred and eighty five conversions are re
ported among the pupils, almost one-fifth the
average attendance for the year.
The Efforts of Mayor Tiernan, in ferreting out
and exposing the thousand modes of swindling,
with which this great city is infested, promise to
be not only a great benefit to this particular city,
but to many other places. In the first place, he
shut up the Gift 13ook•Stores, so far as they could
be discovered, He next made an attack on the
Georgia Lotteries, and has broken them up pretty
effectually. Then some of the same kindred in
Connecticut were made to suffer the same penalty.
Afterwards officers were nent to New Hampshire,
Massachusetts, and Albany, and characters were
arrested, , who had only been endured because of
the care they had taken not to expose themselves
to the laws. It is not strange that be should be
receiving letters from different parts of the Union,
complimenting him upon the energy and skill
with which his operations have been conducted.
In the offioe of the detective police is an apart
ment where the " Ambrotypes " of rogues seized
by the police, are conspicuously displayed and
carefully preserved, for the identification of their
subjects in the future, if necessary.
Great exertions are being made for the improve
ment of the Character, and Habits of the police
officers, for in time past many of them have not
been removed by many degrees from the villians
they were appointed to watch. Among other
things, an efficient Temperance Society has been
organized, at which addresses were delivered by
Drs. Tyng and Chapin, and Rev. Henry Ward
The Judges of the Supreme Court for this dis
trict have plenty of work before them, if we may
judge from the fact that there are already three
thousand causes on the list for trial, and adjudi
cation. And yet this august body talks of ad
journing from this time until October; in the
meantime, private rights and public interests are
made to suffer by this unreasonable length of
time chosen for relaxation.
For some time there has been unusual, activity
in the Navy Yard, and every fresh arrival from
Washington has been received 'with marked emo
tion. Bat the appearance of a rupture with old
England begins to vanish, and the usual quiet will
soon reign again.
TM Sunday Press, smarting under the apPlioa
tion of the laws for the promotion of Sabbath
observance, complains bitterly of the ringing of
the church bells, and proclaims it as a manifest
violation of the laws. And seven of the Alder
man for the sake of securing popularity in certain
quarters, have written themselves down what, the
renowned Dogberry, their illustribus prototype
did, .by voting the ringing of the church bells on
Sabbath morning a nuisance.
For years the project of a Law School in this
city has been . agitated ; and . the Council of the
New York University has at length determined to
have a law Faculty connected with the institution.
Thomas W. Clarke, Judge of the Supreme Court ;
Theodore. Sedgewick, United States District At
torney ; Lewis L. Chatfield, late Attorney General
of the State; Peter G. Cutter, and .William B.
Wedgewood, have been chosen Professors. The
course will be"commenced next October.
Though the character of The Churchman has
greatly improved since the induction of the new
editor, it is ,still hard after "the sects" and
"down on" the "irregularities" of . the donut
of its own denoinination who do not come up to its
standard. One source of trouble to it at present, is
a prayer- meeting held in the basement of St. Luke's
church, Philadelphia, every Morning, , during
the late Diocesan Convention. Those who hold
meetings in school houses and basements are desig
nated. "as having really no sincere and earnest
church spirit, and being
,fonder of the ways of
the sects than of the prescribed order of the
Church." It watches "this meeting for prayer"
with suspicion; and does not like this form of
expression. It says, "The. Bishop of Pennsyl
vania, we are aware, is unfortunately not at
home ; but surely there must be some authority to
PROHIBIT such irregularities." What a capital
thing for the times of Laud the Churchman would
have, been, but it has come into the world about
two centuries too late for success, save in holding
up to ridicule High Church absurdities. In this
way it may still accomplish some good. But it
will find it difficult to discover, in these days, any
"Diocesan Authority" in Britain or America
that will .prevent devout Episcopalians from
"praying everywhere," if they chose.
The Church Tow al represents the milder type
of High Churchism, but still it has a chronic
infirmity that seeks relief in an occasional casti
gation of " the sects." In a late issue is a long
homily, intended to set forth that Episcopal 'min
isters cannot logically, and do not beyond mere
courtesy, recognize as true ministers any, who are
not Episcopally ordained. It does not wish any
one to suppose that because an Episcopal minis
ter sees fit to take part in a religions meeting
along with other ministers, be thereby recognizes
them awhis equals in ministerial standing. It
" It gives no validity to the position of non-
Episcopal ministers that a Bishop should stand
on the same platform with them, or should even
use the most civil phrases in the English language
By the way has not the time arrived for a mis
erable species of toadyism to cease that has been
so current of late toward this Church, and the
pretensions of some of its dignitaries. If a
Bishop has thought fit to appear at a prayer
meeting, or if an Episcopal clergyman has own
pied the platform along with ministers of the
Presbyteidan, Baptist, or Methodist Churches,
the news has been circulated throughout the
country by the secular and religious' press, as if
Episcopacy had become unusually condescending,
and as if it had exercised a great kindness in
permitting members of other branches. of the
Church to come into its vicinity. New we pro.
test against all this ; we have been unwittingly
fostering the very spirit we deprecate. We are
willing to recognize them as. Christians and Chris
tian ministers, but we claim to, be their equals,
and, entitled to equal privileges, and are. not dis
posed to look upon any as Lord's over God's
The people of this city Make Provision not may
for the poor, the sick, the blind, and the insane,
but they are also keenly alive to their own en
joyment and comfort In this way Atlantic city
has been , taken under their special patronage,
and from a dull and unsightly village, it has
become a place adorned with the appliances of
wealth, and comfort, and a noted resort for those
who. would indulge in the luxury of sea.bathiog
during "the heated term." The easy Access
from this city by means , of railroad, throngsf,it
with, visitors during the Summer months. But
religion has also her temples here, when a few
years ago the only places of worship werelhe
drawing.rooms of the hotels. A very handS,Zt
Presbyterian church, surmounted With 3 Fr . re
has been finished; a Methodist church is
erected; and a Roman Catholic church is nea r :;,
A meeting has been held in Mr. Barnes' church,
by the Clergy, Sessions, and Id ale Members e'
New School Presbyterian churches, to deliberate
upon the general interests of the denomination
in the city end elsewhere, and upon the mut:—
ures to be taken in awakening and develorins s
proper religions and denominational feeling.
in securing a general and more ready co-opszs.
tion among the membership in their enterpth•.,.
The Publication Committee of this Church, is
accordance with the recommendation of its Gsa..
eral Assembly, call upon the churches for a e c .,
tributiou of 516,000, on the third Sabbath c f
June, in aid of their publication cause.
The CAespel for the Second Presbyterian einu-; \
in Germantown, will be completed in Augu,,
after which the church edifice will be commer.W.
These buildings together with the parscnap,
be of the purely Gothic order, the walls of out
gray stone, with heavy abutments and arche.,
bell-tower, and everything else necessary
strength, beauty, and comfort. Though the or
ganization of this church was %spposed, pro-ipri.
ty seems to attend it. The pastoral servire s fi f
the the Rev. Horace G. Hinsdale have been
cured. The attendance now amounts to abe-it
The Lecture Room of the Rcsbninster Churck
was opened with appropriate services on last Eio
bath. This church is situated on Broad Strcet,
below Fitzwater, in the midst of a large field
The meetings in the Hansom Street CAlech nrt
still held every day, and the North Americo;
the attendance is as large as at first.
A great work is in progress among the Firers to,
Prayer meetings are now held in seventeen et
gine houses, in different parts of the city.
We were much surprised, a few days ago, ia
reading a letter from a friend, to learn that Qula
cy contains a population of twenty thousand.
It is the second city in the State, Chicago alone
being more populoss. The location is very Ea.,
being on the left bank of the Mississippi, on as
elevation of one hundred and fifty feet, the grouri
gently rolling, and no high hills confining it is
the rear. The river and the Chicago railroad af
ford to Quincy great facilities for business; and
these are about being extended by the rood now
in course of construction, on the opposite side of
the river, extending Westward to St:Jusepa.
The city is remarkably healthy. Coal is attn.
dant and cheap, and the place bids fair to be et:
only a mart for traffic, but a largely producirg:
city'in the way of manufactures.
The people are a mixture, being dm:Edgar:lE
from the old States, and from various parts of
Europe ; but in civilization it ranks not among
the low. There is much of education and ?doe
There is one sad deficiency. It has but ate
Old School Presbyterian Church, and that one
not large. We are pleased, however, to learn
that the prospects in this line are rapidly 'origin.
ening. Rev. Dr. Warren has lately entered upon
pastoral duties there. A. new, neat and conalao
thous house of worship will soon be ready for
occupation, and a zealous people are purposed to
Rev. JOHN SsiALLEY having changed his
field of labor from Butler, Pa., to lowa,
correspondents are requested to address
him at Waverly, Bremer County, lowa.
Rev. THOMAS P. JOHNSTON'S Post Office
address is changed from Bucyrus, Ohio ;
to Lima, Allen County, Ohio.
Rev. W. D illoCAlarrEY's Post Office ad
dress is clanged from Holmesville, Ohio,
to Holliday's Cove, Va..
Rev. GEo. W. SLOAN'S Post Office address
is changed from Allegheny City, Pa., to
Olympia, Washington Territory.
Mr. GEORGE K. MARRINER, licentiate, has
received a unanimous call from the War
ren Presbyterian church. His Post OBice
address will be Warrenham, Bradt;3rd
Mr. E P. SHIELDS, a licentiate of the
Presbytery of New Albany, was reeclid.
by the Presbytery of West Jersey, ava
ordained and installed pastor of the
church at Pittsgrove, N. J., on the 21
Rev. EDWARD KENNEDY has taken ellarl e e
of the Presbyterian church at o , eeob..
His Post Office address is. Osceola, Tio. , s.
Mr. A. J. YEATER a licentiate of New Al
bany Presbytery, has accepted a call to
supply the church at Camden, Ark.
Rev. GEORGE W. WRITE'S Post Office ad
dress is changed from Wilmington, Flu
vanna County, Va., to San Marino, Bruns
wick County, Va.
Rev. CHARLES GARDNER'S Post Office ad
dress is changed from Princeton, N• J,
to Harrisburg, Pa.
Rev. ANSON H. SEELY' s Post Office adthtss
is changed from Jonesville, Saratoga Coun
ty, N. Y., to Carlisle, Scoharie County,
Rev. A. M'FARLAND, of Carobrib:e City,
Ind., has received and accepred a call
from the church of Palestine, 111., which
is also his Post Office address.
Per the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate
Convention for Prayer•
The late Convention for Prayer and Confer
ence which met at Blairsville, Pa., adjourocd
to meet:in the United Presbyterian church
in Indiana, Pa., on the Ist day of July, at the
hour, of 2 P. M., and the undersigned were
appointed .a Committee to invite sister Pres
byteries of our own Church, and the brethren
ministerial of all Evarmelicai Churches, to
meet with us on that occasion. Come
brethren, and let us strive together, by our
prayers, that religion may be revived in all
our borders; that sinners may be converted,
building up of Zion
sod God glorified by the
Por the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate.
Supplies Appointed by the New Lisbon
Yellow Creek—Mr. Reed, Third Sabbath 01
June. Mr. Dickson, Second Sabbath in July.
Mr. Miller, Fourth Sabbath in July. Mr. Strat
ton, Second Sabbath in AuPtet. Mr. Vallandig
ham, Fourth Sabbath in Angust.
Champion—Mr. March, Third Sabbath in June;
and administer the Lord's Supper. Mr. Travis,
Second Sabbath in July. Mr. Vallandighaw ,
Third Sabbath in July. Mr. Robinson, First
Sabbath in August. Mr. Travis, Third Sabbath
in August. Mr. Dundas, First Sabbath in Sep
;Columbiana—Mr. Maxwell, Third Wedne:i
day in June. Mr. 'Lyons, First Wednesday in
July ; Rays, Third Wednesday in July. 3lr.
Robinson, First Wednesday in August. 31r.
March, Third Wednesday in August
By order of-Presbytery.
4 •A • • •• Roar. Dicssoa, Stated Clerk:.
S. AN.VERSON ,