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. JAMES ALLISON, PROPRIBTOES.
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'The General Assembly of the Presbyterian
Church in the United States of America, will bold
its next meeting in the Third Presbyterian church,
Indianapolis, Indiana, at eleven o'clock, A. hi , on
Thursday, the 19th of May next, and will 'be
opened with a sermon by the Jtev. William. A.
Socitt,'D. D., Moderator of the last Assembly.
The Committee of Commissions will meet in
the Leotnre•room of the church, on the Wednes.
day evening, preceding, at eight o'clock, to receive
Commissions, and on Thursday morning the day
of the meeting, at nine o'clock, for the same pur
Joni► Larrens, Stated Clerk.
ALax..arama T. kloGur, 'Permanent Clerk.
P. B.—Stated Clerks of Presbyteries are re
peotfully requested to make out their lists of per
sons entitled to the Minutes on a. separate sheet,
and to send that together with mreys for the
Minutes, to G. H. Van Gelder, Esq , Treasurer of
the General Assembly, office 820 Walnut Street,
OUR EcousrAsTrom, COLUMN indicates
large accessions to the ministry, at the recent
meetings of the Presbyteries.
COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL As.
SEMBLY, are requested to send their names
to Silas J. Bowen, Indianapolis, Indiana,
that arrangements may be made for their
BOARD OF COLPORTAGE.—A meeting of
this Board is to be held at
. the Presbyterian
Book Rooms, St. Clair Street, Pittsburgh, on
Tuesday, the 10th of May, at 2 o'clock P.
M. A full attendance is requested.
WM. BARFWFIL, Seo'y.
A DAILY NEWBPAPER.--Rev. J. G.
Monfort, D. D., editor of the Presbyter, is
making arrangements to issue a Daily dur
ing the sessions of the General Assembly.
The price will be fifty• cents. Send by the
NOMON. —The Board of Trustees of the
Western Theological Seminary, will hold
their Semiannual Meeting on the second
Thursday, (12 i th) of May, in the Lecture-
Room of the First church, Pittsburgh,, at
10 o'clock A. X.
FRANCIS G. BAILEY, Pres't
NORTHWESTERN 'THEOLOGICAL SEMI.
NARY.—The Board of Directors of the
North-Western Theological Seminary, is ad•
Pinned to meet in the city of. Indianapolis,
on Tuesday, May. 17, at 7 P. M., in the
Third church. A full attendance is de
sired. S. T. WILSON, Pm&
PUSIITTERIES.—We give many reports
of Preebyteries this week. They should he
read, inasmuch as they record the history of
of our Church, and represent its state and
prospects. Other reports arrived after our
apace was all ()coupled. They will appear
Making More Room.
We were all ready to issue a larger sheet,
this week, except that paper did not reach
us in- time. It is now on hand, and will
afford us an increased space, equal, nearly,
to two and a half colimns. We are deter.
mined to do ample justice to our readers, in
quantity, as well as in quality and style of
execution ; and we trust that they will strive
to do , equally well by us.
Farewell to Dr. Rapper.
On Wednesday evening of last week, the
large edifice of the First Presbyterian
church in this city, was filled by a most at
tentive audience, assembled to unite in a
Farewell to this much loved brother. Ad•
dresses ware delivered by him, and by Drs.
Jacobus and S wilt. Dr. Happbr , returns,
with his family, to Canton, China, where,
previously to the late difficulties between
the Chinese and the English, he had per
formed several years of effective missionary
labor. His labors in tbe ministry, in West
ern, and‘Middle Pennsylvania, in the inter
val-Of his missionary work abroad, have been
greatly blessed. Many prayers will ascend,
on his behalf, to a throne of grace.
'Western Theological Seminaiy.
It is pleuant to record the goodness of
God to this Institution, not only in adding
to its number of students, but in increasing
facilities for the acquisition of the requisite
knowledge for their work. We have just
been advisedrOf a most liberal donation of
more than five hundred volumecof valuable
books, which has been made' to its Library
by the Rev. Wm. M. &glee, D.
Philadelphia, so long and favorably
known to our Chime& .as editor of the
Presbyterian. Such an indication of favor
toward this Institution is highly appreciated,
as coming from one of such mature judgment
and ripe experience as Dr. Engles. Will
not this act of unsolicited liberality to our
Seminary, awaken a like spirit in the bosom
of its • friends nearer home, and prompt them
to push forward to ite completion, the en
dowment; of its Fourth'Professorship, and do
whatever else is necessary to its highest i ef-
"W. C." on our first page, presents to the
consideration of those "who feed the flock,"
several thoughts which may claim some at
tention. Bat there is one of them which
cannot justly come under this caption.
When he speaks of the use of Tokens, he
introduces a matter of no very great mo
ment. They are a trifling inconvenience,
and they may also be so used as to be of
some benefit. And when he talks of the
" Long Tables," the thing is still not so
very important, though we must confess
that having enjoyed our Christian lite about
half with and half without these old fash
ioned affairs, we must say that the old way
is decidedly the best—best in its influence
on communicants and spectators, and most
in accordance with Scripture.
. But when the writer speaks of the two
sermons, in almost immediate contiguity, he
has introduced a subject of vast importance.
We commend his remarks to the considera
tion of pastors, elders, and people.
We have received another ten dollars
from " WELL Wimp.," and divided the
same between the Boards of Domestic Mis
along and Education.
The donor called his former contribution
a " New Year's Gift." This term he now
feels disposed to recall. It was "a debt."
And truly we do owe much to the Lord, to
be devoted, in the most effective way, to, his
service. It is "more blessed to give than
to receive." The Lord will surely repay,
many fold, to the liberal giver. It may be,
not in kind, but in something far better. And
it may be, not in this world. And the be
liever would not have it in this world. He
prefers that it shall be reserved for him—a
treasure in heaven. And the more conscious
he is that be is but discharging a debt, and
deserves no reward, not even an approving
smile, because he comes short of his obliga
tions, yet he is likely to enjoy the more
liberally hereafter. All, from God, is of
The Propoked Changes.
The article in the Southern Presbyterian
Review, on the changes proposed in our
Book of Discipline, has been re-published
as a pamphlet. The discussion ably opposes
the movement. The quietness of the Pres
byteries, and the religious papers, generally,
on the sUbject, indicsates, to say the least, a
want of a hearty concurrence with the Com
mittee, in the result of their labors. If.the
Assembly should see proper to send the
Alterations down to the Presbyteries, with
a view to their adoption, we trust that they
will have been first amended. Especially
shotdd that article be altered which really
mei:arches our baptized youth, by denying
to them the benefits of , a wisely adminis
tered Church discipline. We cannot but
regard it, as we before stated, as unpresby
terian and unsoriptural, and of injurious
The number for April presents a more
than usual amount of learned investigation.
The articles are--L Immediate Perception;
11. Political Education; 111. Editions of
the. Pilgrim's Progress; IV. Trench on Re
vision ; V. Transcendentalis.m in Political
Ethics; VI. Hickok's Rational Cosmology;
VII. Demission of the Ministry. Short
Notices. Literary Intelligence.
The first of these articles is able and dis
eriminating, but rather too abstruse for the
general reader. The others may be perused
by most persons, with much benefit. There
should be thousands of this journal circu
lated in our churches. The Politician and
the man of Science, may read it with profit,
as well as the Minister and the Ruling El
der, in the Christian Church.
MooAmax, Ora - O.—This pastoral charge,
under care of Rev. J. D. _Hughes, has
been favored with a _greatly awakened in
terest on the subject of religion, and an ad
dition of eleven persons to, communion, on
NEW ALBANY, IND.-At a recent com
munion, in the church of Rev. Mr. Break,
thirty-two permute were added, on examina
Havelook'S First ,Battle •
The News. Scribner.have now in prelim,
Headley's Life of Havelock. The following
events occurred at the opening of the Mir-
The fleet arrived off the mouth of the Rangoon
River, on the 10th of May. The news of the
hostile approach of so,large a force, filled the in
habitants of the city, with, consternation ; and the
Governor immediately ordered all the English
residents of the place to be thrown into prison.
But as this decree did not include the American
missionaries, soon after, " to obviate the mischief
which might arise from geographical distinctions,
too nice for;the apprehension of Burman ember
dinate officers, it was further explained "as com
prising who wore English hats.' "' " Thus,"
says Havelock, "the Americattmissionaries who
had been long established in the land, engaged in
the most sublime of labors, were brought within
the circle of its terrors." The stirring excite
ment of his first campaign could not divert the
sympathy of the young lieutenant from the
American missionaries, on whom first fell the
evils of the war. -
On the 11th the'fieet—the Liffey leading and
carrying the commander and young Havelock--
moved up the river, and anchored abreast Ran
goon. It,was soon discoiered that "the means
of defence were contemptible," and in , order to
spare the town, a regular cannonade was not at
once resorted, to. The Burmese had only one
battery, from which they opened a harmless fire
on the frigate. The latter returned it wish °cos,
signal shots, until , the commander, finding that
.his• forbearance was construed into weakness,
ordered heavy broadsides to be poured in.
This was the first action Havelock bed ever
witnessed, and he saw, with undisguised delight,
- the destructive effect of the British shot. Said
he, " Then the Liffey opened her fire in earnest,
not with a broadside, but in one long, loud,
steady, continuous roar—killing, shattering,
crashing, splintering, dismantling. The effect
was theatrical. In a moment the battery was
silenced, and .the barbarians driven in a panic
from their guns." The fire, however, well-nigh a
proved fatal to the prisoners, and among them
the missionaries, for the Governor had ordered.
them all to be executed the moment the first gun
was heard. As , the vessels approached, the exe
cutioners began to sprinkle sand on the floor of
the prieon to receive the blood, sharpen their
knives on the brick-bats, and. feel the necks of
the captives as they would those of some animal,
and brandish their weapons in exultation over
the sanguinary deed they were about to commit.
THE PRESBYTERIAN BANNER AND ADVOCATE.
But the Liffey bad scarcely opened its are, before
a thirty-two pound shot came crashing through
the walls of the prison, followed the next minute
by another, which so alarmed the murderers that
they fled in affright. Having silenced the bat
tery on shore, the commander effected a landing,
and Havelock had the pleasure of assisting in
throwing open the prison doors, to some of the
captives, and witnessing their joy at the unex
pected deliverance from a dreadful doom.
" The American, Wade," be says, "was amongst
In passing through Rangoon, Havelock could
find no " object of interest in it, except that it
created a feeling of joyful surprise in the reflect
ing mind, to see the cross of the Saviour dis
played in the midst of idolatry, on the top of the
little chapel of the Arminians."
On the 28th, Havelock accompanied General
Campbell in making a reconnoisance of the en
emy's position, in the forest, beyond the., city.
Two cempaniu of the 13th were attached to the
party, with wch a furious and suceessful assault
was made upon some field works of the Burmese.
Havelock was under a severe fire in these encoun
ters, and exhibited, here at the outset, that oon
tempt of danger and chivalrous bearing in battle,
which ever after distinguished him.
The Gospel is to be preached in this far
off land. Commerce searches far for sources
of traffic; but, wherever men go for gain,
Christians follow them with the messages of
At Dr. Alexander's church, New York,
on the evening of the 17th, Dr. and Mrs.
Hepburn, formerly of the Canton Mission,
*ere set apart for the work in' Japan They
go as missionaries of our Foreign Board.
Different Christian denominations are turn
ing their attention to this new field.
Ministers and Churches Received.
The Presbytery of Transylvania has re
ceived from the late United Presbytery of
Kentucky (N. 5.,) Revs. Thomas H. Clel
land and W. T. McElroy, and four churches.
The ministers were received on examina
tion. ' Every Christian is bound to give to
every one that asketh hint, a reason of the
hope that is in him. Hence no minister,
conscious of rectitude in the faith, and of
purity of purpose, can. refuse to give to his
brethren the proper-evidence that he is of
them, when he asks to-be received by them,
as a fellow member.
TEE RUTH ANNUAL REPORT of the
Young Men's Christian Association of Pitts.
burgh, is published in a neatly executed
pamphlet, by G. W. Johnston & Co., Wood
Cominissioners to the General Assembly.
.Preshpicries. , Ministers. . Elders...
Allegheny, W. G. Taylor, Wm. Campbell.
Coshocton, 0.0. Bomberger, Ggorge M'Kee.
East Hanover, A. W. Miller, HV. /namely.
West Hanover, B. iIL Emith,D.D., ' - Lit. Barked..
Palmyra, A. P. Foreman, M. M. Previa.
Ebenezer. L. B. W. Shryook, J. W. Rand.
Transylvania, E. P. Humphrey, D.D., 3 Barrett..
Padicalz, O. A. Campbell, P. 8./dcGoodwin.
Arkansas, T. R. Welch, A. W. Lyon.
Lake, - A. Y. Moore, A. P. Andrews.
Indianapolis, D. Stevenson, H. O. Newcomb.
Muncie, T. M. Cunningham, W. Sheets.
Miami, ' T. B. Weaver, Bennett Lewis.
Logansport, ,It Irwin, Sr., B. Winship.
Baltimore, iN. O. Burt, W. P Giles. '
3." A. Lefevre, John Tyron.
Richland, H. Hervey, Thos. Hays, M.D.
Cedar, John Rain, D.D., Samuel Knox. •
Donegal, John J. Lane 8. N. Smith.
Fayetteville, 5 James Sinclair, Gen.A.D. M'Lean,
Q. McNeil; W. N. Whirled.
Washington, 5 Prof. 8. 3. Wilson, lion. R. R. Reed,
Smith F. Grier, Matt Dill, Esq.
Wooster, R. O. Colmefy, Robert Noble.
Ohio, i John Keir, • . Josiah Guy,
/ Aaron Williams, RD., Win. Bekewell.
Louisville, 5 W. L. Breckinridge,D.D., Wm. Richardson.
/ D. T. Stuart, Mark Hardin.
W. Lexington, R. S. Breckinridge, D.D., James Simpson.
Redstone,James Black, Cephas Porter.
Allegley City, J. F. McLaren, D.D, T. H. Nevin.
Blairsville, N. H. Gillett,
Saltsburg, A. Donaldson, D.D.
Cincinnati,i S. R. Wilson, D.D., Job , . Joben atm,
- ' ' /.N.-West,,jr., —'-W. P. Moore.
Chillicothe, R. L. Stanton, D.D., Thomas Barry.
Oxford, J. W. Scott, D.D., N. O. WFarland.
Minion, J. W. Knott, 3 Canninshani.
Philadel.,lat.,lL 8. Clarke, LLD, Chas. Macallisbr,
Jonathan Edwards, DD., • ld'Olure,
Daniel Gaston, Dr. A. K.MitcheLL
Newcastle, I J. N. O. Grier, D.D.. B. J. Dickey,
J. L. Tallandigham, • James Springer.
St. Louis, SS.J. P. Anderson, D.D, Dr, E. M'Lean,
/ James H. Brookes, 8. 8 Watson.
Chicago, . j N. L. Rice, D.D., 0. A. Spring,
? John ki. Pads, N. O. Thompson.
New Albany, E. D. Maold aster, A.D. .
Charleston, iJ. H. Thornwell, D.D., J. M'F. Gaston;
/ W. 0. Dana, T. W.lllfast er.
Florida, 8. J. Milliken, 0. M. Dorman.
I N. G. White, O. M'Lanaban,
W. W. Belle, • Holmes Crawford.
Lafayette, John McFarland, S. M. Grant.
West. Reoerve, W. Kennedy, • . B. J. Wheelock.
Zanesville, James M. matt, Isaac Stoner.
Boston and New England.
The Shoe and Leather Business is becoming an
immense item in the trade of. Boston. In
this city and vicinity- alone, no less than four
hundred firms are thus engaged. And within ,a
few miles, in the same region, is . manufactured
one-half the cotton used in the United States,
or nearly.four hundred thousand bales per year.
The annual report of Harvard college has made
its appearance, and gives the following exhibit.of
the amount and condition of its wealth::
Leaving out the College buildings and grounds,
the assets of the University amount to 11,009,-
636; Of this sum about $33,000 is - invested in
bank stocks, $84,000 in manufaCturing stock,
and $22,000 in railroad stock and bonds, $6,000
in Albany City stock, $563,000 in notes and
mortgages, $168,000 in real estate, and the bal
ance in various ways. The funds iippropriated
to the education of undergraduates, or the Aca
demic Department, amount to $496,538; to the
,$102,341; to the Law School,
$22,943; to the Medical School, $23,636;, As
tronomical Observatory, $108,561; Library, $9,-
738 ; and there are large amountaheld for special
The authorship of the severe criticism on
Widson's Conquest: of Mexico in the last two num
bers of the Atlantic Monthly, has been attributed
to Jamee Russell lowell. But both the Boston
Bee and Atlas assure us that it was written by
Mr. Kirke, who was Mr.- Presoott's Secretary for
the last ten years of that gentleman's life, and
who is so favorably mentioned by the author in
the preface to the tt Life and Reign of 'Philip - the
Second." This fact does not, by any means,
qualify Mr. Kirke to be an impartial judge in the
case, but on the contrary, it is well calculated to
lessen the , force of the whole criticism. And
notwithstanding the many sneers with which this
work has been met in some quarters, on account
of its differing from Prescott's, yet high histori
cal authority exists for doubting the reliability of
very many of the Spanish authorities on which
Mr. Presoott has depended.
Why is it that there exists such a hatred
against anything savoring of Evangelical .Religion,
in the Minds and hearts of some of the writers
for the Atlantic?' In the last number, • a notice
of a little book entitled " Street Thoughts," that
has been highly commended by Evangelical
Christians, says the theory of the social ethics
of the author may be thus summed up : " Live
meanly, be afraid of Clod, and listenat key holes."
And in the same number, Dr.. Oliver Wendel
Holmes, in the continuation .of the Autocrat,
takes occasion to vent considerable spleen against
orthodox doctrines and their advocates, and to
avow the most latitudinarian sentiments with re
gard to religious belief. Surely the respectable
publishers owe it to themselves to purge their
ably . Conducted Monthly of such objectionable
lir. George 'Bohner is engaged in the prepar
ition of a Life of Preteott, assisted by the oldest
son of the historian, Wm. H. Prescott.
In this region, the memory of Cotton Mather is
still precious, although the Gospel he preached
is now ri audiated by many of the descendants of
those,tikryhom he ministered. He was accus
tomed to repeat the remark of a friend, which,
though often quoted, is worthy of being brought
to the notice of our readers again ; .
" There was, a gentleman named in the 18th
chapter of the'Acts of the Apostles, to whom hi
was more indebted than to any other man in the
'world." This was the prudent " town clerk,"
who earnestly dvised the excited people to do
nothing rashly. On all occasions of .consequence,
or of urgent b ste, he would say, " Friends ! let
us first advise viith the town clerk of Ephesus."
New editions f the two Rival Dictionaries, Web
ster's ;Had Worce ter's, are in press and will soon
appear. In hot , a novelty somewhat after the
style of the Eng 'IA Imperial Dictionary, has been
introduced,. in t e form of piotorial illustrations of
terms in natural history, architecture, and
science. Those itn. " Worcester " are said to be
small and defectiie, whilst those in " Welieter "
are said to be 1 rge, well executed, and more
numerous, being oine 'fifteen hundred in number.
Another new fea ein both, is in the Synonyms,
which " Woroesielr " gives very fully, but
doesnot define the shades of meaning, which is
carefully done in this edition of " Webster.".
The new edition of " Webster" contains between
eight and ten thous nd new words; while " Wor
cester" is partioult ly valuable in its definitions
of obsolete words d phrases. " Webster" has
an addition in a fu l table of proper names with
their proper pronunciation. We have thus been
careful to give from the statements we see in
our exchanges, thee peculiarities of both these
great works, that lisoon be rival claimants for
popular patronage !" Webster" seems to be
better prepared. for popular work, but "Wor
cester " foie learner work. ,
The financial pros' eats of the I:err:can Board
of Foreign AfibSiOnS are by no means as flattering
for the preseot year a: c a could be desired. On the
let of April, two-thir)s of the current year had'
elapsed, but the receits were less than $lBO,OOO.
The year closes in An" at, and if no further debt
is to be contracted, till donations for each of the
remaining four monthi must average $65,000 ; if
they average only e 15,000, a debt of $40,000 ,
will have been odracted. Last year, the
monthly receipts from April to August, averaged
$37,500; but before that year they never reached
$82,500 for each of thee months. According to
this, it will be seen thy' the friends and patrons
of this Board must manifest an activity and be
nevolence beyond former times, for the few months
yet to , come before the 4innual meeting, or a se
rious debt will be the result. Every sincere
Christian would regrel to see the missionary
work impeded , for want of funds, after the
great success that has; attended it, and when
God is m anifestly prep4ing the way for greater
things than we have ys4 seen. At the close of
the sessions of the New, England Conference of
the Methodist EpiscopaOhurch, a few days ago,
five young men were ordained as missionaries to
The Growth of this City since 1790, has been
continuous and rapid. The following table shows
that the average annual increase since that time,
has been 46 per cent, and also sets forth the
population at differaut eras in the future, Up to
1900, if the same rate of increase be continued:
1820 . .
1835 . . .
1855 - -
1865 so . It •
These figures startle us because of the possible
number of the future inhabitants of the great
The Excess of Importatiotui over exportations,
and the vast quantity of specie exported, are be
ginning to excite considerable comment. But, in
the meantime, the business of the banks is easy,
and money may be had at low.rates, by responsi
ble parties. _
The greater part of the Southern and Western
Trade Is over for the season, but a large amount
of business is still transacted with the merchants,
from the neighboring oities and adjoining country
Fifty thousand dollars have at length been ap
propriated for 'repairing the City Hall, injured by
fire last September. Since that time it has been
a very unsightly-object, and not at all adapted to
impress strangers with any favorable idea of the
publics spirit of the city authorities. No doubt at
no very distant day, a new, large, and more
splendid edifice will be reared ; but in the mean
time the present building should be kept in some
kind of decent repair. • '
The Sickle's Trial with its disgusting develop
ments, has occupied the great city papers, for
some time, to the exclusion of almost all other
topics!. The Times seems to have espoused es
pecially the cause of Mr. Sickles, while the Post
seems to be the leader in opposition. It is not at
all gratifying to be compelled to state that the
Courier and Enquirer, was the only one of the
city dailies, that refused to pollute its columne,
with the published confession of Mrs. Sickles !
And Easper'e 'Weekly has excelled its previous
performances in that line, by having for its frontis
piece, a fee simile of , a piri of this confession,
wherewith to entertain the admirers of that
4 4 Journal of Civilizationl"; We commend to the
attention of the Messrs. Harpers, the following
whiai we clip from the Century, one of the ablest
of our American Weeklies: ,
• If no other motive could weigh with the pro
prieiors of that journal to restrain them from
giving to that document l unnecessary publicity,
sympathy for the unforttmate child, on whom it
falls most cruelly, Ought to have been sufficient!
The Messrs. Harpers, are, we believe, public pro.
feesors o‘ the religion of Christ. In this act they
have manifested an unfeeling contempt for its be-
Alga and merciful spirit.
The Fourth Ward of this city, seems to be given
over to grog shops and drinking. The returns for
licensed and unlicensed shops, for the sale of li
quor, shows that there is one grog shop in this
ward, for every five persons, including men, we.
men, and children. But some twenty well known
citizens have determined that the grog shops shall
not have it all their own way any longer, and
have agreed to set up a rivat,institution that will
present counter attractions, in the shape of a
Soeial Room, with Library and Reading Room,
under a superintendent, who will take charge of
the place, and sell coffee or some slight refresh
ments. If such an undertaking could be made
general, some good might he 'done, but tt. single
effort of this kind is not likely to avail much.
GeOrge P. Putnam, the well known pub
lisher, has become one of the firm of Sheldon &
Co. This house has just issued the fifth volume
of Spurgeon's sermons. The fact that one hun
dred thousand copies , of these sermons, havebeen
sold already in this country, is sufficient evidence
. of the estimate in which they are held by the
people. This volume is unquestionably the best
collection of the discourses yet issued by this ,re
markable preacher. They have more vigor and a
higher degree of finish, with lees extravagance
than any of his previous sermons, In Pittsburgh
they are for sale by John S. Davison, 98 Wood
Street. The same house has in press a volume of
letters by Hey. Henry M. Field, one of the editors
of the Evangelist, written from Europe, during a
late tour. We read these letter,s as they appeared
originally, and can promise our readers that they
will find this volume, spiCy, entertaining, and in
structive to a degree not usual in letters from
Europe, at the present time. We will welcome
Scribner has just published the life of General
Havefook, in a l2mo. volume of four hundred
pages, by Hon. J. T. Headley, an extract from
which is fouud in our present.number. That it
is destined to have a large sale, the character of
both the writer and the subject is a sufficient
guarantee. The same house has also just issued
a valuable work on " The Art of Extempore.
Speaking;" also, Mr. Willis' new work, "The
Convalesoent.;" and the " Complete Works of ]Jr.
John M. Mason, D.D."
The Carters are about to bring out another
rioh store of good things, such, as the " Precious
Things of God," by Winslow; "Boner on the
Psalms ;" Hodge on Corinthians ;" "Jacobus
on Acts ;" the second. volume of Dreoldoridge's
Theology, and many other valuable publications,
This city hereafter is to have the benefit of a
Church, based on the same principles toi that of
Theodore Parker, in Boston. The new &midi ,
was inaugurated on Sabbath afternoon, the 10th
inet., by Rev. Mr. Noyes, late of Chicago, who
proposes to guide the concern'thus set in motion.
Mr. Noyes telieves that none of the existing
sects, even the Unitarian and 'Universalist are
willing to take the ground of absolute and un
limited freedom of inquiry, disregarding both
Church Creed and Bee, and depending alone on
the spiritual faculties of man, properly trained
and used, and therefore has instituted this new
movement for preaching what he is pleseed to
denominate " A Spiritual Practical, and Natural
Religion." A friend to the project, says: "The
movement is not a Unitarian one, technically, but
belongs to the Broad Church." Of this, the
Examiner significantly remarks : "Nothing fairer;
it is as broad.' as 'the way that leadeth to
destruction.'" Surely a Church without a Bible
must be a caricature. But ;this sort of enterprise
is not new. Theodore Parker wore himself out
in similar efforts, and then left a Society without
any vitality, or any adhesive qualities to hold .it
The Boston Division of the American Tract
Society; will hold its anniversary in the church of
the Puritans, Dr. Cheever'& on the 12th of May,
at 10. o'clock A. M. Dr. Rirk, of . Boston, and
R. W. Beecher, are announced as among the
speaker& The American Tract Society, in Nas
sau Street, continues to prosecute its work with
great success. The receipts for the fiscal year
ending April Ist, amounted- to $383,373.79, of
which $253,256.70 was for publications sold, and
$130,117.77 in donations and legacies. The
ceipts in donations and legacies show a gain of
about $lO,OOO over last year, while there is a
diminution of about the same amount in 'the
receipts from sales
The Bloomingdale Church has rented the North
Room of the Third Avenue Depot, between Sixty
fifth and. Sixty-sixth.Stri4 where there will be
preaching hereafter regularly, every Sabbath
morning, and afternoon. This is a region that
has-been heretofore in a great measure destitute
of the influenced of a- Presbyterian- church, and
there is now great promise of usefulness.
Owing to the Railroad Facirdiat now furnished,
the trade drawn to this city from Western Penn
sylvania, Western Virginia, and Eastern Ohio, is
very great, with a prospeot of large increase in
the future. The bituminous coal trade from
Western Pennsylvania, Virginia, and .Maryland,
is also attracting considerable attention. And as
soon as the -Pennsylvania , Railroad hail made its
arrangement's - for fettebieg -the 'Dela - ware, -com
plete, tins Vusiness must be very considerably
The Markets are considerably:firmer than a few
days ago, and some articles, such as grain, have
commanded prices somewhat advanced.
It is to the credit of the Daily Press of this
pity, that not a single one of them so outraged
decency as to publish the confession of Mrs.
The Messrs. Martins are about to publish a new
edition of " Fairbairn's Typology of Scripture,"
in 2 vole.; and also a new edition of Scott's Fam
ily Bible, in 5 vols., large type.
Messrs. Smith, English 4. Co., have sent out the
let vol. of that valuable work," Winer's Gram
mar" of the Idiems of the New -Testament, a
notice of which will be found in our next number.
The Publication Committee of the New School
Presbyterian Church, have issued lately, thirty
new volumes for the Sabbath School Library.
The New . Church Enterprises in West. Philadel
phia, by Presbyterians, are succeeding very well.
Tne Presbytery of Philadelphia . has adopted a
memorial to the General Assembly, asking that
body to take some action with regard to Presby
teries permitting individuals to visit the East
without the approbation of Presbytery, to. solicit
'aid toward completing churches. This custom
interferes greatly with contributions to the Com
mittee of Church Extension and with 'other
Boards, and it is felt by many that the Presby
teries should take the oversight of this matter.
It is not intended to shut out all applications
for aid in building and finishing churches in the
West, except through tlia Committee on Church
Extension, but to sek the Astiembly to adopt some
system whereby needless applications may be
avoided, and whereby all proper applications may
be duly authorized by Presbyteries.
The Presbytery of Ohio held its late meeting
in the Sixth church, Pittsburgh on the
.19th, 20th, and 21st inst. The attendance was
good, •twenty-three ministers and twenty.six
Ruling Elders'being present. A large amount of
'business was transacted, with great harmony. A
brief abstraot is given from the Minutes. ,-
Rev. 0. R. Miller was dismissed to the Presby
tery of lowa.
A call from the church of Temperanceville was
accepted by Rev. John Y. McCartney, and Thurs.
day, May 12th, at 21 o'clock P. M., was appoint
ed for the installation ; Dr. McKinney to, preside
and deliver the charges, and Dr. Jacobus to
preach the Berman. Mr. McCartney will have
the congregation in connexion with- Mt. Wash
Revs. john Kerr and Aaron Williams, D. D.,
as principals, and Revs. 0. G. Braddock and
John W. Hazlett, as alternates ; and Ruling Elders
Wm. Bakewell and Josiah Guy, as principals,
and M. B. Brown and S. Collins, as- alternates,
were chosen Commissioners to the General As. ,
'sembl,y. , '
A paper was offered, and pnt, on the docket,
expressing dis Sent from the proposed alteration of
the Confession, on the s. Marriage Question," and
favorable to a Commentary on the Bible by the
Meeisrs. W. A. Burchfield. J. A. E. Simpson,
Robert Kennedy, and George P. Hayes, of the
Western Theological Seminary, were licensed to
preach the Gospel, as probationers for the holy
Presbytery adopted a Narrative on the State
Of Religion, and ordered it to be published.
[Narrative next week.]
A judicial case was beard and disposed of.
INr the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate
Presbytery of Ohio.
Long Vasa Church.—Mr. Wortman, half the
lime for six months.
Mingo.-9. Fulton, the First Sabbath in May;
T. C. Campbell, Second Sabbath; G. P. Hayes,
Third Sabbath ; J. B. Patterson, Fourth Sabbath,
Monongahela City.—Mr. Rockwell, Fourth
Sabbath in May; Mr. Van Eman, Fifth Sabbath.
Allegheny County Jail.—Dr. Campbell,. Third
Sabbath in May; Dr. McKinney, Third' Sabbath
in June; Dr. Howard, Third Sabbath in July;
Dr. Jacobus, Third Sabbath in August; Mr.
Paxton, Third Sabbath in September; Mr. Lea,
Third Sabbath in October. These services are
to be at 21 o'olock P. M.
REMISSION OF TEE MINISTERIAL OFFICE
Presbytery answers the Overture sent down
from the Assembly on this subject, negatively.
The following Overture to the General Assem
bly, on this subject, was adopted :
Resolved, That in view of the importance of
preventing the perversion of the funds and pro
perty of the individual churches and •congrega
tions under the care of the General Assembly -of
the Presbyterian Chuich, of the United States
of America, (Old School) from the ownership of
churches, or individual congregations, attached
to the doctrines, faith, worship, and Form of Gov
ernment held, adopted, and practiced by the
Presbyterian Church of the United States of
America, (Old School,) and to prevent said pro
perty from falling into the hands of churches or
congregations alienated from the faith, doctrines,
worship, and Form of Government of our churches,
this. Presbytery request the General Assembly to
take action in this matter, and have prepared for
the guidance of individual churches and congre
gations, a form of Charter of Incorporation, and
recommend the adoption thereof to churches and
congregations when they obtain Charters of In
corporation, subject to such modifications and
Variations, in the minute details, as their circum
stances may -
On motion, the remaining unfinished business
was laid over till the next meeting of. Presbytery.
The Piesbytery then adjourned to meet at
Maple Creek, the Second Tuesday of June, at
five o'clock P. M. Closed with prayer.
R. MCPBERS" '
Rev. REUBEN. Lnwri? pastoral relation to
the church of Fairmont, Va., was dis
solved by the Presbytery of Redstone, at
its late meeting.
Mr. B. F. MYEris has received and accepted
a call from the church of Somerset, Pres
bytery of Redstone.
Messrs. Wm. WARD CAMPBRLL ' and SAM
UEL JACK DllocoLTA, were licensed to
preach the Gospel, by. the Presbytery of
Redstone, at its late meeting.
Rev. JAxEs F. KENNEDY'S pastoral "'els.
tion to the church of Dickinson, Pa., was
dissolved by the Presbytery of Carlisle,
at its late meeting. Also, that between
Rev. J. K. CRAMER and the churches of
Williamsport and Welsh Run.
Rev. E. EMERSON, of Greencastle, Ps., Inns
received . a call from the church of Waynes
boro' for one-fourth of his time.
Rev. R. H. MORROW'S pastoral relation t'
the church of Cedar Rapids ' was dia.
solved by:the Presbytery of Cedar, on
the 12th inst.
Rev. E. B. RAPFENSPERGER I S pastoral re
lation to the First church, Bellefontaine,
Ohio, has been dissolved. Mr. Raffen
sperger removes to Toledo,'Ohio 2 to take
charge of a church there, about to be or
gauized, to be called the Westminster
Rev. J. V. Mitrnu has received and ac
cepted calls from the churches of West
minster, Buffalo, and Glade Run, Pres
bytery of Allegheny, eaoh for. one.third
of his time.
Rev. JAMES S. Born has been chosen Prin
cipal of the Witherspoon Institute,Bat
ler, Pa., by the Presbytery of Allegheny.
Mr. ELISHA 'MUTT was ordained by the
Presbytery of Richland, on the 12th inst.,
and arrangements made for his installs
tion over the churches of Chestertitle and
Rev. J. J. LANE has accepted a call 'from
ittAbe church hf kriegal, Presbytery of
Messrs. WAIL J. JOHNSON, and A. W.
BOTD, students at the Western Theologi
cal Seminary, were licenried to preach the
Gospel, by the Presbytery of Steuben
ville, at its - late meeting.
ri4V. Aix SWANEY has received a call
from the church of New Hagerstown,
Rev. W. W. LAVERTY has accepted the
call froni the church.of Wellsville, Ohio.
Rev. LAVERTY GETER has received. and no
cipted a call from the church of Rich
Rev. S. MOO. Asaißnsoic's pastoral relation
to the church of Unity (Fredericksburg,)
was dissolved by the Presbytery of Co
shocton, at its late meeting.
Mr. J.- C. CaLtam, of the Western Theo
logical Seminary, was licensed to preaeh
the, Gospel, by, the Presbytery of Coshoo
;ton, on the 12thinst.
Mr. R. R. Moonn was ordained by' the
Presbytery of Richland, on the 12th inst.,
and installed pastor of the church of
Mr. D. D.' GazEN, a graduate of the last
class of the. Western Theological Semi
nary, was ordained asi an Evangelist, by
the Presbytery of Richland on the 12th
Met with a view to his, laboring in the
destitute parts of our own country, or as
a Missionary to China.
Mr. S G. DUNLAP was licensed to preach
the Gospel,' by - the Presbytery of Rich
land, on the 12th inst.
,Rev. WM. HUGHES' pastoral relation to the
church of Loudonville, 0. was dissolved by
the Presbytery . of Richland, at its late
Mr. J. P. Kiersdaro was licensed to preach
the Gospel, by the Presbytery of Alle
gheny, at its late meeting.
Mr. GEORGE MORRISON, a student, of Dan
ville Seminary, was licensed to preach the.
Gospel; by the Presbytery of Baltimore,
on the 11th inst.
Mr. ASHBEL GREEN SIMONTON was or
' dained as an Evangelist by the PreSby
terytt of Carlisle, at Harrisburg, Pa., on
the 14th inst. '
Messrs. J. A. LIGGETT E E. MoNsis,
MTLLER, 0., S. Dusts, D. R. FREEMAN I
A. VANDER Liipz, and J. M. Grisly-
Noun, students of the Danville Theologi
cal Seminary, were licensed to preach the
Gospel, by the Presbytery of Transylva
nia, on the Bth inst.
Alessits. W. A. BuncraTELD J A E Bram
SON, ROBERT KENNEDY, and GEORGE
P. HATES, of the Western Theological
Seminary, were licensed to preach the
Gospel, as probationers for the holy Min
. istry, by the Presbytery of Ohio, at its
Rev. JOHN DALE having received and ac
cepted a call to supply the pulpit of the
Providence church, Cass County, 111., his
Poet Office address is changed from
Selma, McLean, Co. - , EL, to Virginia,
Cass Co., El.
Mr. JAMES MURRAY was licensed to preach
the Gospel by the Presbytery of East
Hanover, on the 13th inst.
Rev. Das. SMITH and DABNEY have been
installed over the College church, Hamp
den Sidney, Va.
Mr. ORR LAWSON was ordained as an Evan
gelist, by the Presbytery of Clarion, on
• the 6th inst.
Mr. JAMES S. ELDER. has received a call
from the church of Greenville, Clarion
Mr. HENRY B. BOUDE was licensed to
preach the Gospel, by the Presbytery of
Ebenezer; on the Bth inst.
Mr. E W. Branriona was ordained by the
Presbytery of Ebenezer, on the' Bth inst.,
and calls from the churches of Riehwood
and Burlington placed in his hands, which
he accepted. .
Messrs. H. M. DICKSON, and R. W. Mc-
CORMICK, were licensed to preach the
Gospel, by the Presbytery of Charleston,
at its late meeting. '
Mr. S. -E. AMON has received and accepted
a call from the church of Beech Island,
Presbytery of Charleston.
Rev. N. B. LYONS has accepted the call
from -the church of Upper Ten Mile,
Washington County, Pa.
Messrs. MArrons WISHART, GEORGE SCOTT,
CHAS. P.. Faxerns, JOSEPH WAUGH,
SAML G. MCFARLAND, and JOHN P. P.
STOCKTON, were licensed to preach the
Gospel, by the Paesbytery of Washing
ton, at its late meeting.
Messrs. ALEX. L. BLACKFORD, and GEO.
K. SCOTT, were ordained as Evangelists,
by the Presbytery of Washington, at its
late meeting. The former has been ac
cepted as a missionary by the, Board of
Foreign Missions; but' his field of labor
is not yet designated. The latter expects
to establisirchimself in Texas, under com
mission from the Board of Domestic Mis
Rev. A. H. SEELEY, of North Salem, N.
Y. has received a unanimous call from
the Smithfield church, DateheSs County,
Rev. E. Alo&N.trzv, having accepted an in
vitation to eupply the churches of Hope
well and Soinerset, Ohio, his Post Office
address is changed from Danlapsville,
Ind., to Montgomery, Hamilton County,
Rev. A. D. OABIPBELVS Post Office address
is changed from Jackson's Springs, N. 0.,
to Louisville, Barbour County, Alabama.
Rev. D. A. Pisack, JR.'S Post Office ad
dress is changed from Oak Lawn, N. C.,
to Concord; N. C.
The PRESBYTERY OR DONEGAL will holds meeting
in the church of Hopewell,.on Friday, the Bth of May, st
11 o'clock A. M.
-And also a meeting in the church of Waynesburg, on
Thursday, the 19th of May. at 2 o'clock P. M.
JOHN FARQUHAR, Stated Olerk.
The PREBBYTHRY OP SA LTSBURG will meet at Boil
ing Spring on:Thursday, the 12th of May, at 11 o'clock A.
M., for the purpose of ordaining. and installing Mr. Car.
'Ahem: Mr. M'Oluneto preside and propose the questions.
Mr. Orr to preach the wennon ; Mr. Morgan to deliver the
charge to the pastor ; Mr. McMillan the charge to the people.
Preebytery will meet at Curry's Run on the 30th of June,
at 1 o'clock P. M., to . ordain and. install Mr. Shirley. Dr.
Donaldson to preside and propose the questions ; Mr. Mc
31waill to preach the sermon • Mr. Medina to deliver the
charge to the.pastor; Mr. Woodland the charge to the people.
• W. W. WOODRND, Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY OF DUBUQUE wifi hold its neat
stated meeting, Providence permitting, in the Presbyterian
church of.lndeptandsoce, commencing Tuesday, ilia y 3d, at
734 P. M. .iosaue. PHELPS, Stated Clerk.
RUNT & MINER send us a specimen of letter
paper, ornamented with a handsome lithographic
view of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Birmingham, and
Manchester, which they have for sale.
Grocery and Tea Store.
Dr. Wm. Woods has entered into partnership
with, his sons, under the style of Woods & Co., for
the purpose of doing a grocery and.tea business.
They have a large and well selected assortment
of groceries and teas, to which they invite the
attention or buyers, in our columns. •
Watchman, What of the Night
A sermon, by Alexander Clark, Editor , 4 Clark's
School Visitor,' and Licentiate in the Methodist
Protestant Church. .Pp. 16. Pittsburgh, print
ed by 80gerly d• Myers.
.This sermon is based on
Isaiah xxii : 12, and contains pleasing and im
portant thoughts,,set forth in a lively style.
Pittoburgh, Fort Wayne and Chioigo
The train' on this road are running in close
connexion with those on the Pennsylvania road.
The &press leaves this city, at 12.15, A. M; the
Mail, at 6 4 50, A. M. ; and the Second Ripress, at
12.50, P..M. The road is in fine order, and the
trains tunfer careful conductors are running with
High Life in New York.
Our attentive friends, Hunt & Miner, send us
Peterson's illustrated edition of High Life in New
York, by the inimitable Jonathan, Slick, Esq., in
a volume of three hundred. pages. Years ago we
had many a hearty laugh over the adventures
and vioissitudes of fashionable society, as seen
and depicted, by-41. ■" live Yankee." And we now
find his drollery and humor as irresistible as ever,
though occasionally there ate expressions that
had better have been omitted.
This is a- new monthly to be published-wader
the auspices of the "Western Pennsylvania State
T;acher's Association," at the last meeting of
which, the Editors and Publishers were appointed.
The 4 4 Educator" will he printed from new type,
and on extra fine paper; and is intended to be a
magazine 'for teachers. It will consist of thirty
two pages, and will be furreifhed to subscribers
at $l.OO a year ; the first number will, be issued
in May. The editor is the Bev. Samuel Findley,
of the Sixth Presbyterian church, of this city,
gentleman of large, and varied acquirements, and
of considerable experience as teacher.
Roman Catholics and Public Schools.
In a. sermon delivered in St. Paul's cathedral,
in this oity, last Sabbath, the Rev. Mr. Mc-
Mahon took high ground against the attendance
of Catholic childsen at the Public Schools. In
this he was warmly supported by Bishop &Con
nor. The duty of malting ample provision to the
schools attached to the Catholic churches. for the
education of all Catholics was strongly urged.
The separation of Catholic children frOm all con
nexion with the Common Schools, seems to be the
great object in the movements of the Romisla
eoolesiastias just now.