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DIAMOIP , aII Lettere and Communications
to DAVID NeRINNISY A CO., Pliloburdb.
BOARD OF. VOLPORTAOR.—The Execu
tive Committee is to meet. at the. Book.
Booms, St. Clair Street, Pittsburgh; on
Tuilday, March Btb, at 2 o'clock P. 11.
2017 9 1 1 111 Y or Onzo.—Chttroh Sessions
are reminded that •Reports on the State of
Religion are to be sent to Rev. Samvel Fin
ley, of thie city, two weeks before the meet
ing of Presbytery.
A Sadden. Death.
Oar Theological Seminary was visited, on
Tuesday morning of this week, ity a messen
ger who takes no denial.. And his corning
was entirely unexpected. There were no
premonitions, such as are usually given.
Mr. John Watson Hughes, a member of the
Seniot Class, and son of Rev. Tohn D.
Hitghts, of Mogadore, Ohio, a healthful
young man, retired , to rent, with , Minna]
vigor. Some time toward morning he:awoke
with a difficulty :of breathing, and in a
short time, his spirit departed. What a
lestion 1 His preparation had been made, in
health. How is it with the reader ? Would
death be gain ? •
The funeral services on Wednesday morn
ing, were attended by the students and Pro
fessors; also, by the Professors and students
of the United Presbyterian Seminary, and
by a Large number of ministers and sjinpa
thizing people.' The addreeses of Drs.
Jasiobup and Plume? were peculiarly appro
priate.. More, next week.
House otßefuge of Western Pennsylisitia.
The Fifth A.nnual Reports full and in
structive. We regard this as one of the ex
eillent institutions in our neighborhood;
well planned, well conducted, and highly
useful. Restriint, ccimfort, instruction, de
votion, industry, are all happily combined.
It is a retreat and_ a home. Sorry pre we
that all the young have not parental homes,
where every need would be supplied ; but
in the absence of that first, great good for
the young,,we rejoice that there is a Refuge
to which the outcast and the erring may be
sent for attention and reformation.
The preient number of inmates is two
hufidred and , twenty-five, of whom sixty-two
ire girls. During the . year there were in
dentured, seventy-one ; returned to friends;
twenty-three; discharged - on parole of, hon.
or, fifty Seven.
Pennsylvania State Lunatic Anylum.
The Eighth Annual Report of the True•
Uwe and Superintendent of ,the Lunatic As•
sylum, at Harrisburg,- Pa., exhibits the
present tionriehing condition of a great pa
ne benefaction. The due care and treat
ment of the insane, a matter of recent
origin; but its utility is decidedly manifest.
The following are the ending statistics
Admitted during the year, 151
Now`in the Institution, 267
Admitted during the eight years, 1,049
Discharged, Restored, . 174 .
Do. Improved,- . -184
- Do. Stationary, 277
Do• Died, 147
The tables promoting the forms of the
mental dioorder f pineal of birth, muse, so•
cal condition, akc:, Sic., are interesting.
The, report embraces some .excellent re
marks en the subject of education, espe
cially in , its warnings againat a very early
and, very iniense application of the inindeof
A Quarter Centurj--Rev. Loyal
Young, D. D.
Some 'Years - ago it was considered a fact
of sufficient:,singularity and importance,- to
be commemorated by a sermon, that a min=
later bad exercised his office. for,fifty years,
-preaching to the same people. Now, a
iwilityfive years service of the kind is con
sufficiently out of the common
course toiNkthtis noted. Well, we are glad
that there are even , a 4w oases which can
We have before us the Quarter Century
Sermon of Rev. Loyal Young, D. 11),, of
Butler, Pa. The text ie " I dwell among
mine own people." FroM these words the
preacher takes occasion to speak of the de.
ligbtfdl harmony and strong attaohinent
which have subsisted between pastor and
people throughont the whole period. He
also notes the changen which time has made,
giving many names of. the departed, and
many of survivors also One of the Board
of Bide* at the pastor's ordination, still
'remains, 'and there survive twenty-five of
the one hundred and five chirob members.
Dr. Young, - since hie ordination, has
preabbea 8103 sermons, married 143 couples,
fteptiied about 500'persons, and received to
the communion of the ; church on examina
We are pleased to see atatietios such u
these. They ire interesting and instruc
tive. They mark Zion's progress, and in
cite her eons to labor. •
Difficulties in Congregations. 0-
Such things occur, alas f too often. And
sometimes it requires a great deal of good
common sense, and much pecuniary lib
erality, and no little Christian spirit, to re
move them thoroughly.
A SUBSCRIBER " states a long case,
which he desires may not be published, but
answered. We make a few remarks.
1. The amount promised to a pastor
should be promptly and fully paid; and
every bearer should do hie fair proportion,
according lo his wealth, and the room and
position he occupies in the church.
2. Soule do not knob the Gospel's value,
and hence will not do their share; and
hence those who have been made to enjoy
and to appreciate Divine grace, should do"
more than their share, that BO deficiencies
may occur. The benefit which they have
from the ordinances is of unspeakable worth.
8. When the salary is raised, by a con
gregational vote, it becomes just as oblige,-
tory, for the time, as -if it had been so writ
ten in the original call.
4. When the salary is redueed, it is a
violation of the contract between the parties,
unless the reduction shall have been made
by consent. To, reduce a minister's salary,
after he his cast in hislot among a people,
may be , a very great injustice, and oppres
sion. It should, in no cape, be done need , :
lessly; but if done, the pastor and the
people; estecially those who love the Gospel,
should consult as to duty, and ) as far as
practicable, boar each other's burdens.
5. Arre.arages,however incurred, should
be paid in full. The obligation, howaver,
can but seldom rest morally upon one man
to do all. But if the congregation fail of
duty, it may be incumbent on a few, whom
God has blessed—and possibly even on one—
to make up the deficiency to a poor minister
and his needy family. The man who shall
do so will not lose by it. God will make it
up to him - , ten-fold, either in this world, or
6. The professor who is able, and will not
do his proper part in sustaining his pastor,
deserves admonition. Bat still it may be
wise to bear with him.. He is defective' in
grace. He needs the compassion of his
brethren:- He should be prayed for, and
kindly instructed. •The sustentation of the
Gospel is a duty before God; but, before man,
its discharge is voluntary, except so .far as
vows have been made, and special obliga
tions incurred. And even where there are
vows and obligations, it is ever found, in sill
the affairs of religion, that men are much
more sweetly and effectually constrained by
kindneas than by harshness.
We entreat; all who love'jesus their own
souls, and , their, fellow-men, to de cheerfully,
not only their own equitable part, but far
more, in- church affairs. If you must, in
any thing, seem ,te 'be parsimonious, let it
not be toward your pastor and your church.
,The same," Subscriber" wishes to know
what warrant we haveior. singing Hymns."
The - Newr Testament: requires us to sing
" Name, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs."
This, we are to do "with the spirit, and with
the understanding also "—hcriCe not in an
unknown tongue, norin the language, types,
and sliadowsjof an antiquated and abrogated .
dispensation,' but in ihe outpourings of a
grateful soul, rejoicing in the fulfilled prom
ises, the clearer instructione,,brighter hopes,
and - sweeter consolations which belong to
the New Testament of our Lord and Saviour.
Enlightened and cheered by these, we can'
raise high our notes of thanksgiving in, one,
voice,.for the results and in the words of a ,
perfected revelation, "making melody in - :
our hearts to the Lord." - ' .
For some remarks, more argumentatiie,
see last ieelts issue.
BLOOMITELD) Oran.---Rev. John *state
I have to inform you that siticire ; enjoyirrty,
a season of refreshing at Bloomffeldt 'God
is doing great thinga for us, whereof idware
glad. Oar meetings for,preaching end
prayer have only commence about a week
since,` and during that period . there have
been manifestly many precious souls born
into the kingdom of our blessed Lord.
Thirty four"bave already been added to the
church, and there are about 'twenty mare
under conviction.* believe it is a genuine
revival. God's Spirit is-among us, causing
the hearts of his people to rejoice, and Tow.
erfully operating on the hearts, of 'impeni
tent sinners. 'The prayer of GA's children
,the good work may be. earned on
until every beart becomes a fit temple for
the Holy*Spirit, and every soul*be tinned
into a sanctuary for the most high GO.
NEWTON , lOWA —The following cheerint
tidings we have from Rev. John Steele
We have had a season of refreshing from
the presence of God, in our village. The
several chnrches—.Methodist, Baptists ' Con
gregationalists, Freer Presbyterian, andPres
byteriin, united and held a series of meet
ings in the Court Ranee during the 'evenings.
The congregations were large, attentive,
serious. Prayer-meetings were held daily
in one of the , churches, were well attended,
and were marked by deep interest on the
subject. These are still kept up' daily.
The, meetings were conducted by the
several ministers of the place. The preach
ing was obaracteriZed throUgbout by an
earnest presentation of the great doctrines
of the Cross, Christ crucified, faith and re-.
The number of conversions I am not able .
fully to state. Though there are not as
many as we could have desired to see, yet
we thank God.for what he has done. Those
who have found Christ will be distributed
among the various Churehes. In what pro
portion . I am linable to say.
We had a delightful • communion season
on Jest Sabbath, when some eight for the
first time took their places among the people
of God around his table.
SOUTHAMPTON, ILL.-Mr. H. Hervey
viritee from this place
Although we live where folks in your
part of the country are sometimes disposed
to term, "away out there in Illinois," -yet
we believe we are not far from the kingdom
of heaven. The Lord is doing great things
for us., For the last two years we had been
a vacant church, 'until last June. Since
then we have enjoyed the labors of the Rev.
George Cairns, late of Allegheny City Pres
bytery. At two communions during the
Summer, twenty-nine connected with the
THE PRESBYTERIAN BANNER AND ADVOCATU.
church. We have been holding a series of
meetings for four weeks past, and yesterday
bad the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper ad.
ministered. Thirty two more came out and
subscribed, with their own hands, to the
God of Jacob. And our neighbors in'the
church of Mansfield, have slDred about
equal in , the same bleseing. Other sister
churches appear to be enjoying much of the
refreshing influence of God's grace; and to
his narne.be all the glory.
IA every settlement, a pastor.and a church,
a teacher and a school house, should be re
garded as indispensables. No man, and es•
pecially no parent, should ever agree to fix
his habitation where' each and all of these
cannot be had.
In every family, a Bible, a Psalm and
Hymn Book, a Confession of Faith, and a
religions newspaper, should be estimated as
things indispensable. No householder should
ever be satisfied that he has made due pro
vision for his•own, while any one of these is
wanting. If he is himself too absolutely poor
to supply them, he should have recourse to
the church. And in every church, the
Deacons, or the Elders, should be supplied
with a fund, an adequate portion of which
would be . consecrated to this very thing.
No church should ever say " Corban," as to
any thing it can raise, while these wants are
unSupplied. Distant Missions are vastly
important, but we cannot, under the plea of
liberality to them, be held innocent, if we
neglect a due provision for the poor of our
The Confession of Faith and the Shorter
We noticed the fact, some time ago, that
the Publication Committee of the other
iiranch of the Presbyterian Church, had
issued the Confession of Faith in a cheap
and portable form, for general distribution.
Our own Board of Publication has at length
done what we long recommended, and what
has bean too long delayed. It has published
an edition of the Confession of Faith and
Shorter 'Catechism at a. low price—five
cents per oopy. This edition has some ad
vantages over the one first mentioned; it is
printed from new stereotype plates; and the
Seriptural references are placed' after each
section, instead of at the end of'the entire
chapter as is the ease in the other edition.
It would have been still better if the Scrip.
tural proofs bad been printed in full. Bat
we feel thankful for what has been done,
and hope for a large circulation.
BOSTON AND NEW ENGLAND.
The Congregational Board of .I'.oMee
eon was instituted for the purpose of re..
iisuing the standard works of the old New
England Divines, and other writings of
kindred theology. The great basis was un
derstood to be the Westminster theology.
Bnt complaints have broken forth from time
to time, that the original design was being
fast lost sight of, and, that the whole con
cern was coming ender : the lead of Prof:
Park and 44... Adherents whose theology was
consideredThytmanoinvbe very nearly &pay.
aleiit to §emi-Pelogianism. length;} a
moat rasping and piquant protest "has ap-.
peared fro* the' Rev. Parsone Cook, in
which - he 'annoineee his entire withdriwal
from all office in connexion with the Board,
and exposes the perversion' that' has-been
practised. This protest amounts, almost,
to a declayation of, war against the enter:
prilie as at present conducted. Tfie firm
offal condition of the Board is shown up in
a somOhat searching style. From the be
ginning if bas been a bill of expense to the
chttiches and 'although having a capital of
420,000 .it has never rid its way., As the
4e now stands, after Dr. Cook's resigna
pthe management will be entirely in the
ands of Prof. Parke and his friends. And
it Is not improbable . thit some of the
churches which sympathize with there, will
rally to its support.
That valuable publication, the Annual of
Scientific Discovers for 1858, which con
tains a full account . of the progress and dis
coveries of Science for the last year, will
soon be issued by Gould lk Lincoln.
The, little Work by Dr. Hovey, on the
State of the Impenitent Dead, is having a
circulation muck wider than was anticipated,
and is making its influence`to bp felt.. And
it is no wonder• that it should attract atter*.
tion ; for •it effectually settles, upon Bible .
evidence the main questions betrieen Uoi
vqsalists, of whatever type, and Evaugeli
gal Christians. It Makes a vigorous fme- .
lysis of the whole subjeat, and settles every
point in regular succession, by the authority
of Secipture. It definitely settles the ques
tion as *hthe difference between body and
Soul ; shows what is life and what is death,
proves •an intermediate state of conecious ,
ness after deathi- and establishes the 'final
-state of the wicked. Objections are an
siered, and the notion of Hudson—al
thoughlt existed centuries before Hudson
was born, and has been refuted at every at
tempt to give it life and ferm—coneerning
the annihilation of the wicked, is. utterly
annihilated. The only escape from the
Bible argument of Dr. Hovey, is the subter.
fuge of Theodore Parker in the ease' of Dr.
Nehemiah Adams, which is to deny , the Di
vice and plenary inspiration of the Holy.
The lady who started the first Sabbath
School in, Boston, which event took place in
1812, is now living' in Medford, -Mass., at
the age:of seventy. In her day she has heard
the truths of the Gospel from Payson, Grif
fin, and their contemporaries, Her first et
forts were among the poor and
were net heralded by the pulpit or the press;
but what great results have followed I
It is said to be a singular fact, that Mr.
Prescott's History of Philip 11 will be
completed' by Mr. John Foster, the College
friend from whom he received that uninten
timid injury to the eye , that made him a
enterer through life. • :-°". •
The efforts toward increasing the endow
ment funds of Andover Theological Sem
inary have been so aueeeestul, that 845,000
have been already scoured.
The connexion of Crime in this city with
the liquor traffic, and the extent to whiSh
the busineia is carried on the Sabbath, can
be no.longer concealed. Hall's Journal of
Heath states, that of the six thousand per
sons tried last year before the New York
Court of Sessions, only ninety-four were
sober when arrested. Only those who have
walked the streets and penetrated the lanes,
as has been done under the direction of the
Mee Department, can form any proper es
timate of the extent of this trade, or of its
baneful effects. These official returns show
that there are, in. the city, no less than seven
thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine
dram-shops, lager beer saloons, and places'
where -intoxicationg liquors are sold; and
only seventy-two of these, or one in one
hundred, are licensed I BD that there is a
dram-shop for about every fifteen families in
the whole city; and in some of the Wards
the ratio cannot be less than one for every
eight or ten families. And high official au
thority states that five thousand one hundred
and eighty six of these liquor shops are open
on the Sabbath, and that no less than ten
thousand persons are engaged every Sabbath,
in waiting upon the customers at the bars.
Andif each shop has an average of twenty
customers each Sabbath, which is a very low
estimate, for • some of them number their
customers on that day by thousands, there
must be more , than one hundred thousand
patrons of these demoralising houses, on the
Lord's day. If we allow the amount ex
pended on that day, at each shop, to average
$5, we have an aggregate of $25,930 wasted
in drink every Sabbath; making, in one
year, an expenditure of $1,348,360 for Sun
day liquor, taken in great part from the
laboring and poor classes. And it is well
known that accessories found'connected with
these establishments, or in their immediate
vicinity, are almost 'as injurious and offen
sive as themeelves,
,Another fact has been
brought to light in this investigation, and
that is, that twice as much Sunday crime
has been found to exist when the dram
shops are in full operation on the Sabbath,
as when they are but partially Shut' for a
short time. The NUN Commissioners have
taken high ground on this question - the
secular and religions press - has spoken out;
and it is to be hoped that public opinion
will soon be' awakened to the greatness of
the evil, and led - to adopt remedies that.will,
in some, measure at least, deliver this mighty
pcipttlation from this great pest.
The Sabath 6ommittee are Fomenting
vigorously their labors toward securing a
better observance of the Lord's day, and it
is to be hoped that these efforts will result
in great and permanent good.
The Book Business of New York is be
coming , a large featuro in its business opera
tins, both in , the publishing and importing
departments: -Among the publishers, im
porters, and general fillek dealers, the House
of Charles Scribner & Co. stands deservedly
high. This House is well known by its
many and valuable lame, among which may
he noticed Conybetife , & laymen's grAntiiork
on the Lifeand Epistles of Paul, the bi;m.
mentarles of Dr. J. Addison Alekinder, the
works. of -Dr. J.- W. Alexander, Dr. Bush
nelrs' writings, and lir. Schaff's Church
IHistories. The same gentlemen are the
American agents for Bohn's celebrated pub
lications, and do a latge and increasing bus
iness in the importation of books, for , which
they have the most ample facilitiee. Their
store rooms are among the largest and most
convenient . occupied` by any of the trade,
and their stock is always worthy the titian
,tion of visitors and buyers, who may, be
always certain of receiving a cordial wel
The well firm of Sheldon, Blake
inan & Co„ is changed to that of Sheldon
&.Co., Mr. Sheldon, having purchased the
interest , of Mr. Blakeman. This house has
sent out great numbers of its own valuable
publications, and 'leis, some- new ones now,
in press that will:command an extensive
Valatioit, while its general book business has
been very great. To this house the Ameri
can Church is indebted for issuing the great
Commentary of Olshausen on the New Tes
tament, in an English dress. "..This work.
has :been to a large extent, and is in
every way entitled to the estimation in
Which it is held. At no distant day we
hope to be able to , give a more extended no
tieei but: n the meantime we advise intelli
gent and thorough readers of the Bible,
whether cleigyufell or laymen, :to provide
themselves as speedily as possible, with this
great work. And we know no way in which
a parishioner may )ender more substantial
service to his pastor by a .small outlay, thin
by presenting him With a coma
'holy Commentary, . - '
The arurchntad;is not at alluatisfied with
working and success of the Episcopal
machinery.in the,:State of New York,-after
all the pretensibis that have been made,
and the efforts that have been put forth:
The nostrum he' recommends as a.specifio
remedy, is subdivision. The Ohuroksidn
says that the dioceses are altogether too
large, and that ;l i the oftener the Boman
Church - has reduC'etd the size of her dioceses
and increased ' the number of Bishops, the
mote she has pros
. ered ; and the principle
holds good in et y organiiation, milking
To show the vantages of subdivision,
he refers to the ganiastion of the Metho
dists; Baptists, a d Presbyterians in the
State, and to thei t r strength .as compared
with Episeopaliamt, saying;,
And how stands the Church in the dioceses of
Newjork, compared with these various religious
bodies! Thus---nleity, 321; coinmunioants, 22,-
411. Fifty per cent. poorer than the Old School.
Presbyterians, 'three lundred and fifty per cent.
less than the New School Presbyterians, four hun
dred per cent. worse off than the Baptists, .and
any amount of per cent.—sii hundred—behind
the Methodists ! These are the figures. And
that will ``be &bold, the relative condition the
Church will occupy,' compared with those denom
inations, until on4working maohinetylia over„
hauled, and adapto to the progressive spirit of
the age. : ,-
From this it will be seen that Episcopacy,
after all, has not been making the trium
phant progress in the Empire State that
many 'have supposed.
The council called by the disaffected
members of Dr. Cheever's Church, when
that church refused to unite in calling a mu
tual .00uncil, has unanimously condemned
the action of the church in refusing to give
the letters of dismission in the usual form,
to those who asked them, when no charge
had been proved or even brought against
them, and also in declaring that they were
no longer members of that church, although
they had not yet been received by any other
church. It cannot be maintained for a mo
ment that political feeling bad anything to
do with this decision, so conclusively adverse
to Dr. Cheever; for the leading members of
the council were Drs. Bacon, of New Ha
ven ; Storni, of Brooklyn; and Thompson,
of the Tabernacle, well known as enter
taining views on the subject of slavery not
widely different from those of Dr. Cheever.
The Day of Prayer for Schools and
Colleges, was attended with much more . than
The Board of Foreign _Missions of the
Reformed Datph Church, has appointed Dr.
IL B. Simmons, of Brooklyn, to * labor as a
medical missionary in Japan. The Dr.
gives up a growing and remunerative prau
doe, and-brilliant professional prospects at
home,for the dangers and toils of a Foreign
field in his Master's service. It is to be
hoped that our own Church will come for
ward, and by their benevolence, encourage
our own Foreign Board to send out all the
mienionaries now under appointment, and
all others who may present themselves with
the proper qualifications. It will be a dark
'day -when-the Presbyterian Church requires
missionaries to remain at home for, want of
The last year has been one of very
peaceful and satisfactory results in the his
tory of Girard College. The number of
orphans now residing in the Institution and
receiving its advantages, is three hundred
'and thirty, so that there are thirty less in
attendance than at the time of the hit an
The project of the Passenger Railroads
is awaking much discussion and much strong
feeling ; indeed, so great is the excitement,
that the matter seriously impedes legislation
for the whole State, at Harrisburg. That
these street railwayshave been fonnd highly
useful, no one can doubt. The improve
ment over the-slow and lumbering omnibus
is very great indeed; and the profits on most
of the lines have been very remunerative.
But the people do not 'desire' to have all the
streets converted into railroads; a tremen
dous opposition exists between rival Compa
nies; and many contend that the dividends
to the stockholders are altogether too- large,
and that consequently the rates 'should be
lowered. These are the great causiiof.the
present Commotion. Every leg.weaiy and
footsore pedestrian has had reason to be
thankful for this method of locomotion and
the increased rents-in the„upter parts of the
city, on or. near-the, route of comeyassenger
ItailWay, proves the valne — set upon them by
the public.. • • •
The greit event of last week was the as
sembling .of the National Convention of
Sabbatls School Teachers, on Tuesday - after
noon in Jayne's Hall. At the appointed
hour, several hundred delegiteswerti pres
ent from different States, but priticipelly
from Pennsylvania,• New A r t* indliessa-:
abuttals. The, meeting was called to order ` :
by George H. 'Stuart, Esq., upon whose
motion Professor John S. litari,•Editor
the different- papers
~of the American Sun
day School Union, was eppeinted teanpqraty
Chairman. Upon; takii&Abe chair, the
Professor gave a short; stateant of the, his
tory of the Sabbath School enterprise 'in this
country, cliiming that: the first school of
this kind was started in Philadelphia, in the
year 1791; and he concluded by extending a
cordial welcome, on the part of the people
of Philadelphia, to' the delegates. The per
manent organization was effected by the
appointment of Ex-Governor 'Pollock, of
Pennsylvaniw President, with a number of
Vice-Presidents and Secretaries. An able
address upon the Sabbath School enterprise,
was made by the President; and in the
evening spirited addressee were made by
Dr. Tyng and others. The two following `
days were spent in
,devotional exercises, the,
comparison of views, and the discussion of
various resolitions ; with the exception of
the afternoowof Wednesday, which was de
voted to a meeting of between four and five
thousand children connected with the van
otts Sabbath &book of Philadelphia.
Of resolutions there. was an, abodance;
indeedlteConvention was hurdined with
them; and et one time it seeineilai if they
would crush outits very life. Some;of the..
resolutions will Jneet with ihe hearty ap
probation of all-who love the Sabbath School
cause;,while withftespect to others there may
be room for holiest 'differences of opinion.
.The first resolution - declared the Sunday
School, in:connexiowwith the teachings at
ihOmwand-frani the pulpit, able to bring the
Youth oethe ' , centit'ry under Gospel
eces, now while some might have been die.
d to give the influences of home and
thipulpit u a much, higher place - than is al
lotted them• in this resolution, one supereer
vioeable'individual, Mr. Mott, from New
York, moved to strike them out altogether,
maintaining 'that the Sunday School was
fully &pubic of doing the work by itself!
To this proposition the Convention very pro-
perly refused to yield its assent. And if
this be a fair sample of the general views, of
Mr. Mott with regard to the religious train
ing of the young, the sooner any Sabbath
School releases him from any connexion with
it, the better. The resolittions recommend
ing the study of the lesson by the teachers,
as well as by the pupils, the preservation of
order in the Schools, the faithful , application
t - of every moment of the time •tlinSellool is
in session, and the visitation of the pupils
by the teachers, we most eordfally approve.
The following resolution demands the at.
tention of all Sabbath School teachers, for it
is to be feared that many have not exerted
themselves as they might have done to in
dna) the children of their classes to attend
upon the preaohing of the Gospel; it is even
said that some have gone so far as , to con
sider an 'attendance of the • children at
Churoh t unnecessary, provided the Sabbath
School was not neglected. Now this, is all
wrong, and'tbe Convention is , right in ssy-
Resolved, That we regard with great regret, the
neglect into which children, in many places, are
allowed to fall, in reference to the habit of at
tendance at public worship, and desire that
teachers should avail themselves of their position
and influence to correct the evil.
The resolution requesting the Sunday
School Union to take into consideration the
propriety of preparing a Commentary on the
Holy Scriptures, for youth, will, probably be
pondered wi th great care by the Institution
before em barking in the enterprise; for
such an undertaking would probably lead
into deeper waters than the movers of the
The Convention adjourned at nine o'clock
on Wednesday evening, its membel, ex
pressing great satisfaction with the proceed
ings and remits.
Rev. IL G. BRAME, of Lexington, Ky.,
baying declined a call from the Firet
church, Louisville, Ky., they have ex
tended a unanimous invitation to the Rev.
T: V. Moore, D. D,. of. Richmond, Va ,
to become their pastor.
Mr. Jour/ E. ANNAN, of the Western
Theological Seminary, has been invited,
with great cordiality, to take the pastoral
charge of the congregation of Mingo, Pa.
Rev. J. HENRY SMITE( has received a call
from the church at Greensborough, N. 0.
Rev. ROBERT CA2,0'111E10; has declined the
call from the church of Millersburg, Ohio.
Mr. Wm. COCHRAN, of Princeton Theologi
cal Seminary, was licensed to preach the
Gospel, by the Presbytery of Madison, on
the 16th ult.
Rev. WM. H. VAN DOREN, of the (Masai:4 of
New York, of the Protestant Reformed
Dutch Church, was received by the Pres
bytery of Cincinnati on the 22d ult.
Rev. D. S BAs= has been invited to 'sup•
ply Red Lick and Providence churches,
in Jefferson County, Miss.
Rev. W. K. MARSITALL has removed -to
lienderSon, Texas, and has takennscharge
of the church there. -
Rev„ W. C. Sumarzuirmrm, of Austin Col
lege has received a call from the church
at Rusk, Texas.
Rev. J. S. WlLsow, D. D., having removed
to the City of Atlanta,. Georgia, corres
pondents will please address him at that
Rev. SAMUEL j. LOVE, of Virginia, was in
stalled pastor of the Pine Ridge church,
Adams„ConnkY, Miss . , by the Presbytery
of Mississippi,. . on the, 7th of January.
Mr. Love takes charge of the Female
School connected with, the church.
Rev. Lewis MoNzarxt has removed &gm
Eudora, Ark., to Sharon, , Tenn.,- and - re
quests correspondents to note, the change.
Tor the'Preoprerlan Boozer and Adooosto.
eittddeidy, on the morning of March
Ist, in Allegheny City, Mr. ;Jinni
HuenEn, ion of Rev. John D. Hughes, of
blogitdore, Ohio; and a member of the Sen.
ior Claes of the Western Theblogioal Sem
At a emeeting of the Faculty and students in
the chapel of the Seminary, the following pream
ble and resolutions were unanimously adopted :
WU/MBAS, It has pleased Almighty God, the
rightful and Supreme disposer of all things, to
remove, by the hand of death, our beloved friend
andbrother in Christ, Mr. J. Warsaw Ruanss ;
Resolved, That in this sudden and allictive dis..
pensation we recognize the hand of Him, who
doeth all...things well ; and although he waiketh
in darkness which our eyes cannot penetrate, yet
all is rectitude, and light, and lovein bim.
Resolved, That we see in this removal of one so
full of promise, just now, when'he was almost
equipped for service in the Lord's vineyard, awl
turning his eyes to the nations that sit in the
region and shadow of death, the solemn admoni.
tion to labor while it is called to day, for we
know not the day nor the hour wherein the Son of
Resolved. That we deeply sympathize with hie
parents and the' members of hie family, and desire
to mingle our tears with theirs, over the grave of
one whom we also loved most tenderly.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be
sent- to, the relatives of the decealed, and that
they be published in the Preebyterian Banner and
Advocate; also in the Presbyter and i'reabyterian.
Janes A. REND,
Oan LAWSON Committee.
D. D . ostren. •
West. Theo. Seminary, March 1,18x9.
wr the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate.
Testimonial. - . .
Rzscrarricus, expressive of the, sense of the
Philo Literary Soelety • of Jefferson College, in
reference to, the death of Mr. S. R. Niblock, of
Landisbnirg,,Pa., a graduate of the Class of 1858:
Wunagas, It has pleased Almighty God, in his
mysterious providence, remove,•by death, Mr.
8. Holmes Niblockerecently a•worthy and. belayed
member of. our. Society • therefore,
Rooked, That,,while we deeply eympathise
with his bereaved relative; we are consoled by
the cemforting assurance that 4 , his end was
peace,'" and that he has 'entered into that rest
'which retnaineth for the people of God."
Resqved, That in the- death of the deceased,
his friends haye lost a son, beloved and lamented
a brother, kind and affectionate; the world a
light, bright •and promising ; the Church a Chris
tian, zealous and true.
Resolved, That, as a member of society, he
elicited our confidence and esteem, as well for
his ability and faithfulness in the discharge of his
deities, as for the stability of -his character, and
the noble qualities - et his mind.'
Resoled, Resoled, That a copy of these resolutions be
sent to his relatives, and also that they be inserted
in the Perry and janiata County papers, and in
the .I:W4/Jowl= Banner.
J. A. MILLIKIIN,
A. J. PATTERSON, COnitatiee.
D. J. BitALE.
See the'advertisement and terms of Mr. Tra
velli, the Principal of this well known•. School, in
The region in which our - journal has its princi
pal circulation stands eminent in the number and
excellence of its - Academies. The facts that so
many, of so high a character, are well sustained,
is an :evidence of the good . sense and easy circus
'stances of-the people. In addition to our formers .
excellent list, we, this week, present the, adver,
tisements of Vermillion Institute, Ne!_ Brighton
Female Seminary, and Sewickley.
":par Musical Friend," advertised in an-xar..
c9 iumn, offers a large supply of Abid e fm, a
Tian Ir.suorganocKza, on NEW YORE m o . rff,
MLoazum.--This Magazine is now in its
third volume, and contrary to the nsuFdlli:;;
ry of American Idagazines,maintainecl, eon;ittetit:
ly, to the present time, the form, character, a.l
objects with which it set out. The nund.l r f
March is received, and contains twelve srlv e , r
together with the usual literary notices, find
incomparable "Editor's Table," which is dvc..l - 7
read first. The articles on Mexico, the 11 1 „ e j :
slots of America, and Spires, (Germany,) are
readable ; and the poetical contributions 2r,,71
is usual in this monthly, of a high order of ibErit.
At the time of our going to press, C oagrti:i
not adjourned. The period fixed by law t r
dissolution is, however, very near. It is now ":
gaged in its hurried business, voting ' , ma.) , ai.
lions, and inconsiderately passing acts w t li
deeply affect the nation.
The appropriation. bills have been sorilew,,t
reduced. The $30,000,000 bill, to eln i, e
President to negotiate for Cuba, is post Pcbkl
the next session : The Agricultural CoNgf,
has been vetoed by the President, and it c
not be carried by a.two thirds vote.
The President has called an extra wsion o f
Senate, on the 4th inst , to consider soni,.
On Sabbath the city was thrown into erlm:a.
tioa by a terrible tragedy, connected with
loose morals so prevalent in the city.
Attorney Key had invaded the sanctity
house of Hon. Daniel E. Sickles,
from New York City. Mr. Sickles havic z
evidence of Key's guilt, approached
revolver, and, in three shots, killed him. K., 8
then gave himself up to the civil officers, 41.
imprisoned, Syripathy runs very deeply
favor, and it is not at all probable that ha
suffer any punishment. There are crimes az
which the law does not afford adequate pr,
tion ; and the injured, knowing this, are 7
on the discovery of the wrong done them, at i
the moment of their phrensy, to take the hick%
their own hands; and in all such cases the c.m.
munity is likely to protect from any iDjayi.,
Haw °imam's, Feb. 20.—The steamer Tenv.--
bas arrived, with Vera Cruz dates to the 211. K 1:
TOMOLI is still at Orazaba with four hundred
and was collecting torced loans everywhere. B e
formed a cabinet,' consisting of Larranzar
ter of Foreign Relations; Zagaceta, Finance;
Four thousand liberals were at Zacatecas nil
another body were at Morelia.
The Progresso of the 16th states that the Ftr.r. ,, ,
and English commanders notified the Captain
the Saratoga that they should board the Tenn,;:.,.,
if any filibusters were aboard. The Captain , t
Saratoga intimated not while the Saratoga was
enough to prevent it.
The foreign ministers at the Capital had not re. , z.
nized Miramon. The English and French stpi.ol7-z ,
were in hostile attitude at Vera Cruz, far.r..:
Miramon. The church party will attante the .!.'e
from sea, while Miramon will attack it from the Lt,..1
side. The merchants had renounced the ptezetd a
of their own flags and placed themselves under
Burning of the Steamer Princess
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 28.—The steamboat Prineem item
Vicksburg for New Orleans exploded and was burned
.Sunday morning . at Comrade' Poittt near StAton
'Four hundred passengers were aboerd, two hendn•t ~f
whom were lost end missing, moat of them were reetdPeb
of , Louidaua and -Illiasitedprn. A large number a
were aboard, filling the ladies and half the gentlemet
The following are among the sufferers: Killed—J.lV.
Seymour, Halloo Hansel-Idr. Clalbnna. of tioyarifi, r • ve ,
Pilot-of the PrinC69ll% Assistant Engineet; li. B. Murptiy.f f
Bt. Loran J.-J. ~TECodges, of Misaimipni and three uther3
whose naniea axe unknown. Among the missing rre
Charles' ilannieter and 1.. Howard, kepresent,tives, Nee
`Orhanor, Joeeph Clark, 24 Clerk; Samuel Wale, Va. Yr,
Norttiesn or Eastern names are ascertained. A larc ,,
number waro badly scalded and otherwise injured. Tee
boat and animate a total loss. She was one of the fin ,t
boats on the river.
We have nothing new to notice in business. Our thou
are in good nettigable order, and on Monday evening there
Were 1.2% feet water% the channel.
Money :natters remain as last stated, and our baths nit
Meeting all the demands upon them of their regular or.
tomers, and nearly all the good paper of short date, gcee
into their hands.
In New York, the Banks and Trust Companies are lent•
ing at 5 per cent, and the New York Commercial Adm . : , r
considers Mans the market rate, "though there is a CO.
shierable capital placed by - private parties at 4% ces,
while some transactions are reported as high as 6
First elms paper continues very scarce. Inside of 03
goes.fneely at 'ft cent., and OS days to S months enl6
505 ii cent. Primo single names sail at 665,7 1 cot..
and so on upward for those not so well known."
In Philadelphia, the market has undergone no ebut.:i.
Real estate appears to be attracting more attention, end,
is said, is increasing in price.
The .Prodace market is stationary, with the erceptin ci
Flour, 'bleb appears to have stiffened a little. In Chia.; I
Riour is selling at 5.0005.50 for Spring Extras, and 6 6.5_;t
- SA for Winter. The Grain market was firm at the ffic--
in rates 1.26tgr1.27 for No. 1 Red; 1.12 for No. 2 Bed
for Rejected Red; 98c. for Standard Spring; ,s734@ss , :.
No. 2 Spring; Ysc. for Rejected Spring. Corn: 6Se. , J
lbs on track.
Asnsa—Pearls, 8,ti(46M70. Pots, 5 1 44534. Soda ~,
ApPLEß—Common, email@example.com; choice, 5 0005.25.
Burr= arm Boos—Bolt Butter : good common, 20e., dr I
choice 21823. loggs, 141(016.
BACON—Shoulders, 7%; Sides, 954(59N; plain lion ,
10%; Sugar Cured do , 12, loose, and 1234 in tierces.
Bserts-1.50 for strictly prime white.
FLotot—Ohlo super. and extra, firstname.lastname@example.org on wbarf.
from wagon and upper -wharf, 5.2005 25 for sup , r.
05.37 for extra. From store, steady sales in the rsta;J
of super. at 5. 50, extra 5.75f5.117, family do. at 6
and fancy do. at 80. stye lour: sake from store •
Corn Meal from mill at 95e.
eritant:—Oats, 51853 rot arrival, and 55057 from
Corn: inferior and mixed at 8l@83; prime do. 65,
90 on arrival, and. 95 from store. Barley for r ,r
-aprlug, and 70875 for prime Pan, from first bawls tt lr •':
M "lit e rr 4 llean from Wagon, 1.10; from store, Penns,
1.20, Southern mixedl.2o, and white 130.
Lumina—Timber is in demand, and common is scliir:
735 gi cubic foot, the prices ranging upwards from 7!, ; _'. 1 •
as in quality.
PoraTors—Neahannooks, 1.00 per bus., and 2.75 per ..
milted as 89g90 per bus.
Pro -ateraz—Bsoes 0(800 and 150 tons Allegheny N 0
30.00, 6 months; 400 tone Fayette County Coke. to go t r-z :
market, at 24.00, cash, and 200 tons do. at a shade ,
taus ordinary coke at 20.00, 90 days; and 200 do. Auttr 1:,2!
No. 3 at 27.50, 6 mos.
Same-Clover, 5 75. Timothy, 1.7582.00. Flax.l-00P-4.5'
AT Carnaghan's Federal Street, AllegleoF.
City, may now be seen an elegant disptay oz
Spring goods for men's and boy's custom Wak ,
with a full variety of well made clothing, and O
extensive stock of furnishing goods aeoptea , to
the season. His facilities for making first c nss
work-are ktrown to be good, and buyers will 5Dd
it their'interest to examine his stock.
Tax FINXLIN SEWING MACHINA which port
stands high in the estimation of our commubity ,
claims to be more simple and substantial, 10 3
liable to get out of order and adapted to a wider
range -of workmanship, than any other DOW i u
use. - T. L. Carnaghan dr, Co., Allegheny City, aro
the agents and buyers, and will find them pre'
pared to substantiate its claims.
Dyspepsia and Debility Cured.
Theodore Frank, Bsq., of the Pittsburgh awl
Steubenville Railroad office, says:
"For years I have teen an invalid from Dys
pepsia. With a 'hope of relief, I resorted to
many advertised remedies, but failed in dericirg
the benefit sought for, until I tried your nollau l
Bitters, the happy effects of which upon the tii"
gestive organs, and in restoring a debilitated
system, causes me to reoommed it confidently to
all suffering from Dyspepsia."
Cairrion I—Be careful to ask for .therhare
8014' at. $lOO per bottle; or, six bottles for
s6_oo-y the sole proprietors, - -
.bBENII II IS
PAGE, JR, & CO., Pittsburgh; cud DruggiO
Yrrisemucer, Tuesday, March 1.