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PITTSBURGH, OCTOBER 18, 1858.
Veltiffilo"! IRAN), ad vans; or , ht Clabi
kenos $1.75. 5.. Prospestits, on Third Paso.
Rldllie IV AL I should be prompt! a little
whipf feature the year *spirant that we n way
a atioad3r repldis.
THE REID WRAPPRUIL bulinates that WU
desire a rinaawah If, however, In the haste
of soallfag t this signal should be omitted, we
hope ear , friends will still not forget we
paynaent by safe
handat urliwanaUlMillfinds Ore mend by meant
auoleolig, with orelluary sera" sued troubling
nobodywit* . 4 leuevrlodgo of what you are
deluge • Pox a 'largo amount, send. a Draftier
Urger notani PAW au* or two patrolmen's* Gold
or raullnotos. • . _
To MAKE CHANGES road poltligiOtrarPgs
Or. bettor SIM, road for moor* popirof raw U
•lir Sovootymorabors, or $1 for Thirty.Uuroo
1001.101.47/ Lftterf, void Cosuriiitioatioas
to 'RSV. DAVID iisaimiiinsy. IPittsburfrk.
FIFTY SZVEN new students have entered
their names, at Allegheny Seminary, since
the,oppning of the session.
TireßarserviNG. - -The Governor of New
Ilkinfildre' skis:dated' Thursday :Nov.
25th, se a day ofrThankisgiving.
-,*(;' -- 001;PORTAGN.—We often speak , on this
>, ,ro,b,j,eot, in noticing the Regard. A Cireu.
tar: from the Board, presents strongly the i'm
mrtauee of the work.
, «it r. WASBINGT ON FEWLAIE SENENARY.—The
Tr, hundred and forty,-nine yonng ,
Thelfinit graduation , took place in 1837.
FOREIGN MlSBlol4S.—This Board greatly
needs rid. Polleetions.abould be liberal, to
rniet'pressiog wards, And do the large work.
-tolwhioh. the Church is called. Circular
deieweek. • • - '
• 4P'ORTS. -- We give' much spaie, this
week, to Proceedings of Church Courts.
Several additional reports of Presbiteries
are still on- band, which, with others
r 7 opected,-will appear in earnest issue. These
, doonnents: 'publish' as soon as is
sonably practicable, after their reeeption.
ender the care of the Presbyteries of Rieh-
Wooster, and Coshabton, and, is looa..
:ttd,at kayesAlei-Ohio, The Catalogut of
1858,,shows an attendance, of one hundred
and twenty-one malt sttidenta, and eietty
ti SUBSORIPTIONB AND PAYMENTS, 'in the
SYNOD oi PHILADELPHIA,may be at
lhameeting of Synod, to a friend 'Of coin
mehmexieetato be iresenti and whose name
a e A/111 be duly reedit
Alti, to ns, personally, onto a friend who
will,be ',present at the 'Synods of Ohio,
Wheeling : , anti..•Pittsbuirgh Rev.' W. 31:
`Ferguson will act for , us the Synod, of
Theing,sernson . in Philadelphia, is to
kopreaohed rn the evening of the first day,
jtev. D: X Jankin, D.D., at 7* reel*.
• .001VITENTION-A5 BALTEIBIMG.—The ball
gwen last week, to ministers, eldsrs,
addl)* • • mem ere ofth e erent branches; of
the. Church of. Christ," will be. kept in re=
membrance. - The; Convention is to meet
Elaltsburg, Pa., on the 27th inst.; at 2 o'climk
M., and is to be einfilar to one held; some
two or three months ago, in Indiana. A
Urge attendance- is desired. - The loriner
;: - •
meeting• was !err pleasant. - •
Rim DR. STRATTON. DZOLINREI.—The
fast General Assembly' appointed Rev. Jo
seph B. Stratton, D.D., of Natchez, Miss.,
to the Professorship in ,Danville Seminary,
madevaoant by the resignation 'of Dr. Rob
• Dr. Stratton.deolinesAn a letter,to
`Dr. Ilreakinridge Y ,Aug."ug. 80th on aoaciurit of
. . •
thettate of his aealtb,-liis sense of duty to
paitoral oharge,:aUd' hie private oblige,.
•-, UNIT= PIIIIIIL—The Synod ,of Alle
gbeny'recoMmended to all its churches, the
observance of the , evenings of th e e tbird
, Moodays of Weber,. November, and ' : .1)e =
. pember, sof, times of united
.prayer ford tile '
- outpouring of Goes Spirit , ow all our eon:
'Options, and on ell 'the world .1
do not.. 'forget it - Next .ifonday . evening
.080,y will be the time for the first meet-
' , f - kiembers ,, of.the. Synod. of *heeling ar
'rrivingrat Washington onoMonday afteirtiodn, -
will 'a Committee at the Prestiyt4rian
;at four p clock P. M.; to assign
A 1 ~their . ; places. of Aedging. ,Those who May .
' -come -by,the oars,,will , please repair at once
to the church. The opening sermon of the
' -- Pcniier!liiM for Prayer 'andConfirence i to
recSde ,the meeting, of Synod, will be de
livired.Pw Monday, evening, the 19th inst.,
at. 74.. o'clock. Jestaal. %AMMON.
Ono& of Ohio.
Members and !Officers of the First
` terian church of Delaware,' Ohio; to the
tuotbers and GOcrs 'lsrael ;of the Synod
0 449 01 ' 66 114'
D ear B r eth ren :--you '.are kindly . , and
I ,iiffiuitionatety invited to meet, lwenty r four
hours in advance of the time,'at the place
to - which Inti:Eiftifidritapds adjourned; for'
: coaferenoe and'player.
H. VAN DEAN , Pastor;
A:elin: j owlidoThents of Contributions.
..Ithas been our custom to publish as near
- month as .possible; ;
this city. But
weenie on our 001..
4elayed for a week.
ports do not appear
ig agentsto have
ink their monthly
Ate, once for all,
ounce of the delay.
The Presbyteries are the seat of Ecclesi
astical power, in the-Presbyterian Church,
and this by Divine authority. The mem
bers, when in council; cannot hence avoid
feeling a deep interest in everything which
belongs to the efficiency and acceptability
with the people, of all our Church Agen
cies. Some of these bodies, as is their per
fect right, are, in advance of the next As-.
serably, though following the lead of the
last, expressing opinions on the subject
of the Secretaryship. Those of Erie, Rich
land, and Peoria, have been noted.
A communication in another column, sent
by a highly respected elder, gives the action
of Huntingdon Presbytery, affirming the
proposition of the General Assembly.
Carlisle adopted the following:
"Resolved, That in the judgment of this
Presbytery, it is inexpedient for the Board
of Domestics Missions to continue the office
of Associate Secretary."
Redstone, Blairsville Saltsbnrg, and Don
egal, with' great cordiality, have, we are in
formed, adopted similar reiolutions.
Pastors, nearly all, so far, as ieformation
has reached us, in Eastern as well as West
ern Pennsylvania, and still West, say that
the office should be abolished. >They have
confuleice in Systematic Benevolence.. They
mean to attend to their own work, and have
no idea of taxing their congregations to pay
'a superintendent for riding around to oversee
them and,stimulate them in a service which
belongs directly,to their calling.
The. Eldership .are so nearly unanimous on
this sibjeet- that we have yet heard of.but two
men among them who favor th&continuance
of the needless officer <in the Board of Do
mestic Missions. ' These are a substantial
element in Chni:ch, matters. They are often
silent, and sometimes even yielding for
peace, but when it comes to a struggle , for
principles, they are firm. Their position on
the tinestiOn before us, Cannot,.be doubted.
The .People sustain. the Assembly's grope- .
sition, heartily. Of them we have heard
not even of one, who would force upon the
Corresponding Secretary and Executive
ComMittee of the Board, an• officer, in'the ei
person' of an'Associate, for whom they have
no need nor upon Sessions, Presbyteries,
and Synods, a visitor, under the appellation,
of either Agent or Secretary, whose expense
and presence nothing can excuse, except it
be. the imputation that these bodies are neg
ligent of, their. proper and regular duties,"'
and need personal promptings.
North-Western Theological Seminary.
This Institution, owing to divided send.-
meat on the subject of if control," and to
the ft hard times," his made but little pro
gms, since the obtaining of a charter and
the appointment pf Professors. There are
no buildings, as ypt, no funds, and no classes.
The Directors fa il ed to hold' a meeting, at
the regular , .
time, and hence no annual re
port was sent upqo the Synods.
This state of affairs being presented to the
Synod of Cincinnati, at: the late meeting;
it was the 6002814 n of much diacussion. Af
ter' sundry motions, the following resolutions,
suggested by Dr. Mac Master, who sat as
a corresponding member, moved by Dr.
Stanton, seconded by Dr. Monfort, and ac
cepted' by Dr. Wilson as a substitute for what
he had proposed,, were, adopted, with but
one dissenting voice, viz.:
Replved; That the Constitution of the Presby
lerian_Theolegical : Seminary of the North-West,
be'end is hereby so amended, that the direction
of. the Seminary, the , right to determine the
number of Directors and Profeesors,and to ap
point the same, and All the powers which have
been heretofore vested in , the Synods, shall be and
hereby are traniferred to and vested in the Gen
eral Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the
-United States, provided that this direction be ne
eapted by the Assembly.
Resolved, , That the Board of Direotors, be and
it' is hereby instructed to invite proposals for the
location of the Seminary, and pledges of funds
for its endowment. '
limbed, That the Board of Directors, be and
'it is hereby instructed to -present this overture,
with a full and particular report of all proposals
for the location of the Seminary, and all pledges
mf funds for its. endowment, to the General As
sembly of 1859.
Rutglve , hat an oft° al copy of the foregoing
resolutions be communicated to the several Pres
byterlea, in order that they maylavathe subject
beforelhem at their Spring meetings r and be pre
pared to send Commissioners to the General Ae
semblyi.ready to express their wishes before that
bodyjn the whole matter. • ;
Resolved, That a certified copy of the above
Al:solutions be forwarded to the stated clerks of
the several Synods concerned in the government
of` the Theological Seminary `of the North-West,
to be, hid,before the said Synods, and that their
concurrence be and is hereby requested.
weri-reel except eeted, ,
Moifort, who declined, and in whoop stead
§ 'lt 'Virg t d '
. on woos app o inte d :_., e
r Rig to be hoped that the other Synods in
terested` will,;follOw this conciliatory exam
ple, and that past differences will be all;
biried; and a united and vigorous effort be
made, under wise counsels, tw build up an .
fnsiitittion, which' will, as we b
The Metropolitan Chime
Efforts 'to raise.funde for the erection of a
splendid el ar& in Washington, D 0., by
Old School Presbyterians, have.been made
for many yea% but with no great success.
Agents sent around, though recommended,
by Assemblies and Synod's, have found col
looting Ito be an ip•hill business. Tfie
wealthir have pieved slow to eontribu'te, and
a.poor man should never ,be.asked to aid in
erecting a $lOO,OOO church.' A new mode of
operations is . now to be Indueted, and one
much more likely to' stewed. ' It is said
tkat Dr. Hoge, ,of Richmond, , has
agreed to accept the pastorate of the Second
Presbyterian church -in Washington, and
that this is to be the basis of the - Assembly's
Metropolitan in the oity. Dr.*Eokard was,
till lately, pastor of that, church. With it
as , a start, and Dr. Hoge as a pastor, the
acheme will be plausible, and , giving will
'hence be a more cheerful, 'operation.
JA Sigmos to the. Young Men's Christian
Asitioiition of Bedford, Pa.; by Rev. Rob
ert F. Sample, well urges upon the members
a wise'and zealous activity in , their work.
OUr young men whom the Lord has called
into his Church, arelighly responsible for
the well-being of their fellows who, as yet
know flat Gott, •
THE PRESBYTERIAN BA
Synod of Allegheny: .
,of thin Synod, an our first
page, occupy much room, but , are a matter
of interest to very many of our readers.
The report on the State Of Religion` has pe
One item of business of much signifi•
canoe, will not be filly understood by the
bare record. It is the position of the Synod
in regard to the Asiociwe ',Se'cretairysh p,
This subject came up on a review of the
Records of the Presbytery of Erie. That
Presbytery had taken the, following action :
Presbytery having taken into consideration the
urgent demands, made upon the Treasury of, the
Board of , Domestic . Missions, to assist in tbe sup•
port of feeble, struggling churobes—the sacred
ness of its funds, contributed often by the poor,
the widow; and the children of the Church—tbe
imperative necessity of a judicious economy in
the management of its affair', and the testimony
of many of those best acquainted with the prac
tical operations of the Board—therefore,
Resolved, That Presbytery disapprove of the
late action of the Board, in declining to abolish
the office, of 'Associate Seeretary.
Resolved That without reference to the present
incumbent,,it is hereby recommended to the Board,
to reconsider their action, and abolish said office.
An effort was made to take an exception
to this; but, after discUsiion, the exception
was declined, and the Presbytery's records
were sustained by's vote almost unanimous.
'This shows the Sentiment's of, the Synotlon.
the Secretaryship most decidedly; while;the
vote of confidence in the Boards, which was
entirely cordial, shows that the Synod of
Allegheny knows how to cherish these hon.
ored and loved• institutions of the Church.
She would have them practice a true scone-:
my with wise efficiency, and thus commend
themselves to' all the people, and do the
greatest service in the Master's cause.
The Southern Presbyterian nevi,ew.
The October` nunaber *of this ably con
ducted Quarterly, contains the following ar
ticles:-I. Symmetry and Beauty of God's
Witnessing Church. IL A Reasonable An
swer to the Skeptic. VIII. Our. Domestic
Missions—The True Theory of their Con
dant and Management. IV. Halsey's Lit
erary Aura - along; of the Bible.' V. "The
-Conversion of the World. VI. Christian
ity.L.-A Disciplinary 'Element in an Educa
tion. vir. Stuart Robinson's Church of
Gad, VIIL Critical' Notices'. IX. Peri
odical Literature. ,
The article on Domestic Missions main
tains the necessity of a Central Board, but
the -writer would still have each Presbytery
Iconduct its own missionary operations—have
its own treasury, note its vacancies and fee'
ble congregations, appoint and pay its own
missionaries, and, send to the Central Trees-,
ury its surplus funds. We would much
I -fear lest, on this scheme, the interest.of each
portion, in the welfare of the whole, would
greatly languish. On the present plan,
'-every Presbytery is bound to search out its
own Wants, and provide for them, by ob
taining the men, voting the amount of corn-
I *motion to'be asked,' overseeing? Svc., &c.;
and the feet of contributing to , a common•
'treasury,` the whole of the funds collected,
and then drawing,odt, as each iart,his need,
equalizes 'the supply, promotes a common
brotherhood, and stimulates to liberality.
For the Presbyterian Benner and Advocate. '
Colutribiaiia edinty Bibb) Society.
It is now a little over two years since the
adoption; by the'American Bible Society, in
so solemn a manner, of the resolution, "to.
enter, humble reliance on Divine aid, an 4„,
in conjunction with 'the auxiliary' Societies,
on a second exploration of our entire coun
try, with the purpose of placing a copy of
the Sacred Volume, as early as practicable,.
in every detititute household when!" there is
a willingness 'to receive it." in - response to
this important - resolution of tbe Parent'Soci
ety, the Columbiana County Bible Society,
as,one of its auxiliaries, a few months ago.se
cured the labors and superintendence of an
Agent, and entere'd upon the work .of re
exploring and `supplying its entire field- with
the Scriptures." By the blessing of the God:,
of the Bible, the work is so far accomplished.
as; to enable the Society to held. its final
meeting the last week in October, when
their Agent will make a full and complete
report of •the work performed in the entire
In order that all the friends of the cause,
Who have. so generously 'contributed , to its
Support,,as well as aided in the successful
accomplishment of so glorious an undertak
. ing, may be present, and participate with us
on so joyful an occasion, .the exercises will
be held in the First Presbyterian olitirch, in
New Lisbon, ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER
27Trr, at 10 o'clock A. M. In addition to
the intense interest connected , with the Re
port, which will then be presented, able ad
'dresses may be expected, appropriate to the
occasion: Short, we
,In Sho hope to have " a
feast of fat things of wine on the lies well
By order,' andla behalf of -the Board.
lA. ESTILL Agent
Tor :the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate
The Twenty: Fifth of November, 1758.
As, J was lately reading in that truly
American work, Bancroft's History of 043
United' States, the following interested ins
much, and I misiake if it will not interest
your good , citizens still more. The historian
is narrating the "Conquest of the TalleY
of 'the West," a narrative, from first to last,
full of stirring events. Fired by his theme,
he discourses thus :
"On the twenty•fifth of November,
(1758,) the youthful hero "—he refers to
Washington, who commanded two Virginia
regiments on that occasion, and, to .whose
, cool promptitude success was : wholly due—
sg the -youthful hero could point out to the
army the junction of the rivers, and enter.:
ing the fortress '
• they planted the British flag
on its • deserted , ruins. As ' the banners of
England floated over the Ohio, g:te place
was with voice named Pittsbitrgh. It
is the most enduring trophy of- the glory of
William Pitt. America afterwards raised to
his name Statues that have been wrongfully
broken, and granite monuments, of which
not one stone, remains. upon anbther; but,
I long as the Monongahela and the Allegheny
I shall flow to form the Ohio—long as the
English, tongue shall be the language of
freedom in the boundless valley which their
waters traverse, his name shall Amid in=
'scribed on the gateway of the West."
. Now, I suppose the citizen's of Pittsburgh
are aware of the fact that they are nearing
an important point in the historical progress
of the iron City. Mai , suggestive the
twenty-fifth of November, 1858 ! , What
changes since the 'time when George Wash.
ington, then a ,young.; man of twenty•six,
' stood where the Allegheny and Mononga
hela blend their waters, and said, " Let
this spot be named Fitt
the greatest of England'
what an opportunity
the past, 'to gather u
early, history, ere,long l t
recolintllie many event
to make Pittsburgh why
whole, to construot a
ture, fitted' `to ; enterfai
generation that now is,
price when another eel
hav,e elapsed! .' TreA7
BOSTON .AND NE
One after another, 7')
disappearing; and place
interest will soon be kn
mends of commerce, and
population's; are inexora
tetijamin Franklin was
worthy father, Josias
protruding from the corn
eating the business of th
stood until now;and has
interest by strangers fro
and also from otherland
tends at the corner
Streets, hasbeen taken
pose of widening the Mr
been already.brolien in,
thin will soon be Complet
The Law Department i of
held in very / high estima
the legal profession, and
dents from almost all ti
Hon: Joel Farker, who hi
ship‘ in this'department f
plates a resignation, to
friends and patrons.of
The Germans, hitherto]
rapidly in the Nevf.pn: , l
parte of our country.
begun to augment cons
patient industry and coo,
no doubt make frujtful
England, which bad bee
too barren and difficult o
interprising, and progre:
the present day. An of
and importance may be
that a newspaper, in the
first' ever issued in that 1
States,) has just been at:
274 Conditioicerf Unita
continue to be a shatter o
gent readers. We ilive frequently noticed the
ssyings and‘doings ofthe ore progressive party
of that sent—of Theodore Parker, and of those
who agree' with him a krester or less degree.
But the greater part Lf tie denomination is of a
more conservative +rooter, repudiating many
of the opinions of Pa er and his followers, and
are supposed by ma IV it a•distance, at least, to
be not very far fr,.. thelOrthodox faith. To
ascertain exactly wh t their, views are, is by no
t way, since they Ave no
expositions of their se,nti
degree of certainty as to
may be learned from the
means easy, in a stir '
creeds, or authorize.
meats. But a good
their system of befie
Quarterly Journal, t:
Unitarians. This . Asiociation ' represents those
Unitarians—so far ifs anything can represent
them—who have beet generally considered least
radical. And this is 'be body that repudiated the
infidelity of Parker hen it first appeared ; and
thla'Same body eontrdis the missionary operations
of Unitarians, receiveS and distributes 'the funds
for the propagation of. their tenets, and man
age: their publishing and tract business. New,
if this Atonal, under ':he auspices of such nien, ,
does not, express the t ,mind of conservative
Unitarians, nothing el 4e does. So that we have
a right to look to it to ascertain what their
I views of Christian donirine are: The' first, and
leading article, of the list number, by the Rev.
Wm. R. Alger, one of the Executive Committee
of the Asiociation, will cause pain to many who
hoped,for better things. And'yet, appearing in
such a journal, from snob, an author, and along
with their united contributions, these sentiments
mast be received as emanating from the whole
body, or at least as opinions which they sustain
and propagate. We ptescuit our readers with a
synopsis•of an:article as given in that reliable.pa- .
per, the Boston Recorder. It entirely sets aside the
inspiration of the Scriptures, in making the sacred
book of the Persians,:to wit, the Zend-Avesta,
the source from,whieh Jews and Christians de
rived the main doctrines of the Christian Scrip.
tares. Instead of tracing what principles the
Magi held in common with - Jews and Christians;
to traditions preserved of previous• revelations or
of historical facts, it resolves all into fables, by"
pretending to find their origin:in the fables of the
Persian heathen. The doctidne of the fall of
man, and of fallen spirits, and the doctrine of
the resurrection of the dead, that on. which
Paul makes the whole -truth ..of Christianitylo
turn; are here set aside.. Nor does he argue that:
these are not doctrines of .the New Testament;`'
but assuming that they'are Christian doctrines,
he 'attempts to show them to have a fabulous ori
gin.l, It is, in sbert, not a Very circuitous pro
saris of arjuing•that the Bible is, a cunningly
vised fable. Such an exposition startlixi
to'lnany, when it is considered that it conies froM
the Members of the sam&Aisociation that 'a
years ago passed . a guasi.excomulunicatiOn on
that high priest of arrant infidelity; Theodore
Parker. If this Quarterly .Touataal really gives
utteranceto the'bellef of conservative Unitarians
with reepect to the Divine inspiration and,author
ity of the Christian Scriptures, they, can be con
sidered as nothing more .nor less than. Deists.
They out themselies, at once, off from all claim
to, the title, Christian. ,
Of the 'State of Religion, the Recorder says:
Our readers at a distance will be pleased to
learn, that there 'is a very pleasing religion's
interest in this .city. The daily prayer -meetings
are evidence that the Spirit is still in the midst of
us. Those who attend theta speak of being daily
refreahed'and strengthened by what they see and
A Convention of the Universalisto of the United
States, was lately heldiu Providpnc% R. I. The
statistical report claims for tbe denomination, in
this country; eleven hundred end twenty Societies,
nine hundred houses of worship, and six hundred
and twenty fire ministers. However, many of the
Societies are quite feeble, and the aggressive
power of the denomination is not great.
The exhibition. , of The .iimeriean Institute, Was
suddenly and: disastrOusly interrupted, by the
burning of the Crystal Palace, mentioned in our
last. The loss to the Association was considers
ble, and to many of the exhibitors, ruinous. Ap
plication was immediately made to the Directors;
of the Institute, to open the. Fair in another
place; but, on account of many'and various diffi
oulties,, the proposition was not agreed to. How
ever, the exhibitors determined to act on their
own responsibility, and to withdraw from all con
nexion with the American Institute . ; so that
another Association is to be formed more lime
diately under the control of those who are to take
part as exhibitors. A.reirard of $B,OOO has been
offered for, the apprehension and conviction of,
the incendiary that set fire to the Palace. This
Crystal Palace.htisebeen a most urtiortnisate spec-
Illation to its` pr l OPrietors. Prom the day on
which it was opened , until the, present, ,the ten
dency of the stock has been downwards.
It will not be thought strange that so Moak
TER AND ADVOCATE.
urgh, in honor ,of
' statesmen !" And
i offers to review
the fragments of
be, lost forever ; to
bat have conspired'
it is ; and, from the
rand historical pie,
and' inStrnot` the
nd valuable beyond
ennial period shall
Old Land-Marks are
:teeming with historic
n no more. The (ie
(' necessities of large
~. The house in which
orn, the home of his
onklin, with , the ball
1 into the street, indi
:,, onest soap-boiler, bats
1 •en visited with deep
all parts of the Union,
The land on which it'
~.11arrison and Union
' the City, for the pur
t. The windows have
d the work of demoli-
ambridge University is
on by the members of
t is'frequented by stst 7
different States. The
ably filled a Professor
twelve years, eontem
,e great regret of the
have not increased so
, :nd States as in other
t their numbers have
erably. And by Their
!mica habits, they will
ny of the hills of New
cultivation by restless,
ive Young America, of
ence of their increase
learned from the fact
erman language, (the
nguage in the Eastern
' ted lit this city. -
nism in this city, must
interest to all intelli-
of, the Matt Firm
more Old School
interest should be taken in the Local Slections of
this great metropolis, if we consider the patron
age ;to be dispensed, and the funds to be dis
bursed. Several of the petty' German Principal
ities have, each, a smaller population, and much
smaller resources. According to the semiannual
report just submitted to the Board of Aldermen,
the , receipts and expenditures for tht last twelve
months amount to $16,000,000.
For some time past, earnest efforts have been
made to bring the benefits of the Public School
System within the reach'of that part of the popit
lotion whose children cannot attend during , the
day. Two results would then be acoomplished
these children would be instructed, and at the
same time 'they would
: be protected from the
temptations to idleness and dissipation. The
Board of Education has now opened forty-three
night schools in different parts of the city, twen
ty-three for males, and twenty for females. These
1:;chools are to be ',bleed on the same basis as the
day schools, and snbject to the same regulations,
as far as possible.
The popularity of Spurgeon 's Sermons may be
learned from the fact that one hundred and sixty
thousand copies have been already sold in the
United States. And at the last Trade Sales,
twenty thousand. copies were sold in twenty min
utes. No book ever before published in this coun
try has had so large a sale.
The subject of , a more Economical and Efficient
Management of the different benevolent Boards of
the Church, has received much attention,, and
awakened much discussion among the members of
the Baptist churches. That sterling Baptist
paper, the Examiner, has been the exponent of
the views of those whoiemand retrenchment in
expenses, and' at the same time enlargement of
usefulness. These efforts have not been in vain;
the people have taken the matter in hand, and
will not rest satisfied without reform.
Rev. DK S H. Turner delivered, on the evening
Of Friday of last week, before the Alumni of the
Episcopal Theological Seminary, in this city, a lec
ture, on the fortieth anniversary of his connexion
with the Seminary. • The - lecture had only a few
brief references to the occurrences of the last forty
years, but was occupied mainly with an outline
of the characteristics, mental, moral, and spir
itual, necessary to candidates for the ministry,
and of their future duties. •
An Aniencian t ent to the Constitution of the MO
cm of New York, was propoied in the Diocesan
Convention, last week, which, required that here
after all lay delegates must be;regular .communi
cants. But this amendment was indefinitely
postponed The provisional Bishop disapproved
of any such qualification being required, and the
congregation at Bedford sent in a written disap
proval. This is certainly subjecting the Church
to very harsh treatment Ainong those who
enact the laws by which, she is to be governed,
and who aid in administering them, are those
whom she cannot olaim as subjects, and who do
not acknowledge themselves her citizens. The
peciple of no well-ordered political government
would submit to this.
The Prayer-Meetings continue to be, well at
tended, and no'abatement of religions interest is
indicated in any of the churches.
The Mayor is determined to put an end to
Street Mendicancy, since, adequate provision is
otherwise made for all the really necessitous.
He has appointed an effacer whose special duty it
is to take charge of all who may be found wan
dering as vagrants, or soliciting alma, and to
learn their real eharacter as far as possible.
The German Population is becoming immense,
and their influence in the popular vote will soon
be very powerfuL According to the Inveirer,
this part of the poPulation is estimated, by those
most conversant with it, at eighty thousan&souls.
About one half have arrived in this country since
the revolutions in Europe of 1848. About 'ten
thousand of the number are voters, and over one
thousand more have taken the preliminary steps
in order to beoome naturalize& A large portion
of this number will be voters in the Fall. -There
are twenty-one German religious Societies, in this
city, Of these, three are Catholic, five are
Lutheran, three Reformed German, one Baptist,
one Methodist, seven Synagogues, and one Free
Thellietorical Society of Pennsylvania, is about
'to publish a complete documentary history of the
campaign of 1768, in •Pennsylvania,'which was
planrieii by the celebrated Wm. Pitt. The army
consisted of two thousand British regulars, and
five hundred provincials under Gen. Forbes. On
the 26th of November, of that year, Fort Du
quesne, where. Pittsburgh now stands, was still
rendered by the French, and thus the authority
of France terminated in the Centre West
The ,Sunday Institute still continues its bias•
phemous discussion's. Nothing is too sacred to
escape - its mockery, nothing is so holy as to be
free from its unhallowed touch. But they have
become so bold, and their abuse of God's Word,
God's mainisters, and God's people, have become_
so disgusting to all thoughtful minds, as to de
feat the, very object intended.
The Philadelphia cbrrespondent of the< New
York Christian , Advocate, the great of the.
Methodist Episcopal Church,, says of the union
" The Methodist Church has reaped but small
increase from them. This is owing, in part, to
the-fact that they fall below our standard' of
spiritual excitement. We cannot 'do,,mtich in re
viral meetings *here there lino mourner'sbench,
or shouting. They are our sling and our stone,
and we can fight with them better than in Saul's.
The rresbytetian gives' the following Church
"The churches of the leading denotainitions'
in Philadelphia, are as follows:—Presbyterian
the various branches, seventy; Methodist, sijrty;
'Episcopalian, fifty-four; Baptist, thirty-three;
Lutheran fifteen. The Roman Catholics have
twenty-eight. The " Friends," who 'once had the'
pridominanwe 'in the Philadelphia' "population;
now have but thirteen "Meeting-houses." The
total number of churches of every'description in
Philadelphia is three hundred and seven."
For the'Prembyterlan Banner and Advocate
The Presbytery of Huntingdon.
Mr: EDITOR:—This large Presbytery met at
Bellefonte, on Tuesday, the 6th inst., and contin
ued in session until Thursday afternoon. Besides
a large amount of ordinary business, the follow.
ing items were transacted, which maybe of gen
eral interest to your readers:
Arrangements were made for the installation
of the Rev. James Williamson, in West Kishaco.
quillas, and for the installation of Rev—George
Elliott, in East Hishacoquillas.
Mr. Lowrie, son of thellon. Walter A. Lowrie,
and a recent graduate of the Western Theological
Seminary, was received under the care of the
Presbytery, a call from the church of Alexandria
put into his hands, and arrangements made for
his ordination and installation.
The reports of our itinerant missionaries were
very interesting and encouraging, and steps were
taken for proseouting this. work with continued
diligence. Three itinerants are now laboring
- within the bounds of this Presbytery, who derive
their support in part from the fields on which
they labor, and in part from 'the .chuiches.of the
Presbytery. . •
The following paper was adopted by an over vote, as expressive of the views,of the
Presbytery'in regard to the
BOARD OF MD3RIONB, AND THE ASWOOIATX SECRETA-
WirsurstAB, 'the last General Assembly refer
red to the Board' of Domestic Missioni.the ques
tier', whether the office of ASsOciate 'Secretary
might be dispensed with, in ooneistence•with the
efficiency' of said Board ; and the decision• of then
said question by that Board has led to Mich
oussion and diversity of opinion; and whereas,
there is some •langer that the agitation of this
subject may hive a temporary effect, if not coun
teracted, to discourage some of our people from
contributing to the funds 'of the said Board. to
,the injury of the,cause of
,hrist, and the distress
of the faithful and self denying missionaries,
there seems to be , some necessity for a deliverance
Of this Presbytery upon the Subject. Be it, there
fore,"Resolved, Ist, That this Presbytery have the
fullest confidence in the wisdom, prudence, and
faithfulness of the Board of Domestic Missions,
and express the hope and desire that no ques
tion of executive policy that may arise; will ever
interfere with the steady and liberal flow of con
tributions into its treasury. We, therefore, ex
hort our churches to continued and increased
liberality toward this, and all our Boards. _
"Resolved, 2d, That this Presbytery see nothing
in the action of the Board, in regarJ to the office
of Associe:te Secretary, nor in the discussion of
the matter that has succeeded, that ought to
induce any of our &lurches, or church members,
to diminish their prayers or their contributions,
but on the contrary, the fact that all the opera
lions of our Boards are subject to the fullest an 4
closest scrutity, and the freest discussion, is
proof that the people may confide, in their faith
"Resolved, 3d, That whilst this Presbytery are
not disposed to reflect upon the Board,..for the
vote in which, by a majority of one, they decided
that it wise inexpedient to discontinue the office
of Associate Secretary, yet we desire to express
the opinion that the most rigid economy ought to
be practiced, in the administration .of the affairs
of the Board ; and as . most of the members of the
Executive Committee, who tve most familiar with
the details of its business, voted for the disoontin
uatice of the office, this Presbytery expresses the
hope that the Board will reconsider this matter,
and so decide es, with their increased light, they
may deem wise." .
From the expression of opinion by the members,
it was evident that a much stronger paper would
have been consonant, with their feelings; but it
was not their feelings, but their deliberate judg
ment they wished to embody; and whilst the
Presbytery desired to express that confidence in
the Board 'which they really cherieh, they wished,
in' the gentlest terms, to hint, that they would
wish them to reconsider the decision, which they
deem an unfortunate and erroneous one. It is
but just for me to add, that there was a protest
against the above paper, signed by five members,
including the person to whom is generally as
cribed the authorship of "Western lienneylva-
Dia." I suppose they did not design to protest
against the kiitd things which the• Presbytery so
justly said of the Board ; but their protest was
against the paper, without much discrimination.
If conjecture is correct in regard to the " who is
he V' of your most violent assailant, it will be a.
comfort for you to know that, in his own Presby
tery, which once was yours also, he has such a
meagre number, of adherents, and that your views
have been sustained so handsomely. . Having
obtained a copy of the paper as above,, I send it
to you, with the, other items' of information.
.Yours, sincerely, . ,
A MEMBER or Przeorroar
For the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate.
Church Extensinn Fund.
Received, during the month of September, the
following contributions, for the "Church Exten
sion Fund," viz.:
From ladies of Central' (mug.; Ohio P'by., $24 00
6 ' Canonsburg cong., 6 , " 15 00
" Mt. Pleasant Gong , St. Clair " 20.00
Franklin gong., Erie " 6.00
" Beaver Falls tong., Beaver " 26.00
T. R. NEVIN . , Receiving Agent.
Pittsburgh, Oct. 1, 1858.
Rev. JAMES Youne having resigned his
charge at French Creek, Va., for the pur
pose of accepting a call from the Church
of New Salem; his Post Office adtiriss
will hereafter be Deep Cut, , Anglaize
Mr. DANIEL W. TowrIsEND was ordained
by the Presbytery of Saltsburg f on the
sth inst.; and installed pastor of the
church of Parnassus.
Rev. DAVID MILLS was suspended from the
office of the Goipel ministry, for contu
macy, and heresy, by the Presbytery of
Saltsburg, at its late meeting. -
Rev. W. SHAND has been released from
his`pastoral relation' to the ,churches of
Washington and Centre, Presbytery of
Rev. W. C. HOLLYDAY having resigned the
charge of Des Moineti College, and taken
charge of the churches of -Eddyville and,
Kirk vine, his Post Office address is
changed•from West Point, 'Owe, to Ed
dyville, Wapello Co., lowa.
Rev, RICHARD BitowN's pastoral relation
to the church of New Hagerstown, which
has existed for about twenty-three years,
was 'dissolved by the Presbytery of
Steubenville, at its late meeting, with a
view. to his accepting, a call from the
church of Oak Ridge, in the same Pres
Messrs. JAMES AMOS and ARMISTEAD
MILLER, students Of the Ashmun Insti
tute, were - licensed to preach the Gospel.
by:'the :Presbytery of Newcastle, at its
Rev. J. W. McGuxuou's Post Office ad
dress is' changed from Mansfield, Ohio, to
Rev. B. 0. Jimmies Post Office address is
:changed from Belle Centre, Ohio, to
Mr. SAMUEL T. LOWRIE, of Pittsburgh,
has received and accepted , a call from the
church of Alexandria, Huntingdon Co.,
Mr. D. D CHRISTY, 'a licentiate from the'
Second Asseeiate'Reformed Presbytery of
Ohio, was received by the Presbyfieri of
Cedar, at its late meeting.
Rev. WM. EATON was installed pastor of
the church of Carrollton, Ohio, by the
Presbytery of Steubenville, at its late
Rev. A. 0. Romwm,having taken-charge
of 'the church of Lebanon, his Post Office
address is changed from Finleyiille,
Washington County, Pa, to Street's Run
Allegheny County, Pa.
Rev. A. H. Tuplu of Austin College , Tex
as, has received and accepted the appoint
ment of. Principal of the Female College
of Thibodeaux, La.
Rev; W. V. Frierson has removed from
Pontotoc, Mississippi, to Dayton, Norma
, go County, Alabama.,
Rev. R. T. EXiinr, of Martinsburg, Ira.,
haiaccepted`n call to the - church at Can
Rev:. J B. RaiisAi's pastoral relation to
the church of New Monmouth, was dis
solved by the Presbytery of Lexington,
at its late meeting, with a view. to his
accepting a call'to the church in Lynch
' litirg„Va., which also his Post Office
Rev: J. V. Comm, of Bardstown, Ky., has
been appointed President of the Render-
Son Female Institute, Danville, Ky,
Rev. STUART MITCHELL'S Post Office ad
dress-is -changed from Newport, Wiscon,
• sin, to Kilbourn City, Wisconsin.
Rev. W. B. Baowxz has removed from Ox
ford, Scott County, Ky„ 'to Paris, Bout
ben County, Kyr
Rev. WM. T. liirizatAw, from the North
Staffoid Congregational Union, Higland,;,
was received into full membership by the
Presbytery of Sidney, at its late meeting
in whose bounds he has been laboiing for
the last eighteen months.
Borate Preebrerian Banner and Advocate
Ma. EDITOR :—Permit us, through yo ur
paper, to acknowledge the kindness of, and
return our thanks to the congregation of the
Presbyterian church of Tarentum, Pa., wh o
made us a most friendly visit on the 16th
jest., and showed their kind remembrance
of their pastor and his family, in the amount
of reasonable and "material aid" they left
behind. The cathering was an unusually
happy one • each seemed to enjoy the inter
change of /riendly salutations. They showed
by their cheerful spirit, that it was not out
of a grudging mind, but out of the ahund.
ance of their heart, that they left the tangi.
ble memorials of their kindness behind.
That each of those that composed that
company may have verified to them the
truth of the promise, that gc the liberal soul
shall be made fat," and that they may con.
tinue to increase in all the virtues and graces
of the Christian character, is the prayer of
the recipients of their kindness.
W. G. TAYLOR AND WIFE.
Tarentum, Sep. 30, 1858.
For the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate
Franklin College, Ohio.
The Thirtieth Annual Commencement of this
College , was celebrated, in the grove near the vil
lage of New A.theri, on Wednesday, the 29th of
September. The day was pleasant and agree
able, and the audience was unusually large.
-The exercises were opened with prayer by the
Rev. Mr. - Bray. Orations were then delivered by
fourteen young men, some of whom did honor to
themselves and the Institution.
The Baccalaureate exercises were now con.
ducted by Rev. A. D. Clark, D. D., President of
the. College, and the degree of A. B. conferred
upon the Senior Class of t welve young men.
The degree of D. D: was conferred upon the
Rev. Benjamin Mitchell, of Mount Pleasant, Ohio,
and Rev. William Tagart, of Uniontown, Ohio.
Franklin College is located in a densely pope.
lated country, easy of access from any point.
The last Catalogue numbers eighty-seven stu.
In addition to the regular curriculum of study,
the Hebrew , language is taught. in this College,
by Dr. Clark, who is Professor of Hebrew Liter.
&tura in the Theological Hall of the United Yres.
byterian Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. ***
From our London Correspondent.
The Cardinal once more—Protestant " Liberals"—
The Dublin Univereity and its Antecede...is
The Cardinal's Visit to the Library—The "Mee
ting" of the Students—Disloyalty and Uultrz.
montaniem—British Contempt The " Timm"
on the Cardinal—Bacchus and Silenus Flis
Measure of Success--Romiah Statistics Louie
Napoleon and Father Ventura—Analysis of th
Lent Sermons—Alleged Causes of Past DOICh.
falls—The Resuscitated Empire and Illasphrmove
Analogies—Thebcracy and Ceesarism—Advice to
the Emperor-Will it be taken R—Shams—The
Greatest and Most Successful—Reality and its
Evidences-4 Wonderful Woman—Lord Pal
LONDON, September 17tb, 1858
THE CARDINAL, IN IRELAND, has con
tinued to receive the homage 'of the Pope's
vassals in that country. This was only nat
ural. And that, there should be, also, some
nominal Protestants currying favor with a
Roman Catholic population in Southern
towns and countries—such as a High. She
rill of County Kilkenny, who, the other day,
danced attendance on his " Eminence "—is
not to be wondered at. There are traitorous
"Liberal" Protestants in Ireland, and in
England, too, who, like the two who came
down,- with the $5,000 each, to Hughes'
proposed Cathedral in New York, played
into the hands of that great enemy of the
human race which blights the moral and
material interests of every nation where it
THE , DUBLIN UNIVERSiTY is essentially
a Protestant Institution. The Presbyterian,
Travers, was one of its Provosts, and the
thorough Calvinism of the Articles of the
Irish Church, which Strafford abolished, and
Laud- abhorred; is known to every reader of
Church history. Trinity College—by a
large majority of its students'and graduates,
and by the clergy whom it has trained for
the Jest thirty years—has shown itself un
mistakably Protestant and Evangelical.
Still, even there,is to be found a Tractarian
leaven: -Dr. Todd, one of the Senior Fel
lows, has written books to show that Rome
is not Anti-Christ, and interpreting Scrip
ture in a sense very perilous to the interests
of truth. By him an invitation seems to
have been sent to the Cardinal to visit the
College Library. The Cardinal went ;as a
atranger and a literary man, he had a per
feet right to be there. But craft and cun
ning belong to the man, and impudence is
superadded. And so, as a number of young
Collegians are gathered in the area, out steps
the Cardinal on a balcony, and efore any
protest, could have been made, lifts up his
hands and pronounces a "blessing" upon
them !! The Provost and Senior Fellows
had met the
,visitor, but I do not believe
,that this performance was bargained for. It
was. quite a "Voluntary," on the Cardinal's
part, and oomehOw has grated harshly and
inhermonionsly on, the public ear. The man
is notoriously disloyal. By himself, his
Confrere-Bishops and priests, the. Queen's
health at Ballinasloe was omitted—at Dan
dalk it was pat after the Pope's, (implying
,that she was the Pope's vassal, and was
recognized simply for policy's sake,) and to
morrow, these men, but, for _fear of their
-necks, and, the hope that they shall accom
plish by sap, what they cannot accomplish
by assault, would instigate a general on
slaught of, European despots on
and her Throne. Indeed, die Univers speaks
out the mind of the party, and the Tablet is
honest enough to -write with shut* equal
The said Tablet, however, does not find
favor with the better class of Romish laity.
It is now transferred : to London, and writes
as if it were very soon, to expire, unless ex
traordinary, and -unexpected succor should
, be renderedfrom our part,of the Kingdom.
That, however, is. not likely., The Cardinal,
in Ireland, finds favor, while among English
Roman Catholics of high,rank, there is cold
ness. To do them - justice, few of them are
Oltramontanists. While, too, a Dublin o -
Kilkenny mob cheer him to the echo, he
might go through London ten times over,
quite unnoticed, save by a- few ragamuffins
of the lowest ekes of immigrant Irish, who
revel,-in filth, physical and moral, in the
.Seven Dials, ,and other Milesian " back
saloons" of this _metropolis.
The TimPs, in its,most caustic and clever
vein, remarks on the supreme indifference
of the,English press and penkle to the Car
dinal's progress in Ireland. It rehearses
his performances, and then, with a coolness
mostoutting, remarks luny this was " noth
ing to us,"
".and how the discovery of our
indifference galls Dr, Cullen, the Cardinal,
and the priests. .:Profanity enough theta
has, been On tf t e Lord's day, a Dublin
mob took the belies out of the carriage, and
drew the ponderous Prince of the Church to
Dr- Cullen's. house, but this desecration was
unrebuked.. - Then there was a shocking
xeference, by the Cardinal, in connexion
with. aelaintophal entry—to Christ's entry
into J.ernsalem ! The :Times refers to this
se e "-hlaisphemous," and, with its cutting
irony— peculiarlytelling to any one who has
seen the gross, rotund, rubicund subject of
i the. sneer—remarks that the procession
aforesaid rather reminds the classic reader
of Bacchus and Silenua! As for the Car-