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Pittsburgh, and other Synota fr wt their Depoait&:.
ries, credits and discounts. ,
Adjourned with prayer.
Afternoon Stossionv -'0414"4- ,
Mr. Schenck continued. 'The balance of $22,-
1000 had accrued as did that of the Board of
Domestic Missions—large collections at the close
of year. And it .wes-neetied, because money
name in less plentifettly in the Summer, and ex..
Tenses still went on. 1 1
The Board had been in the habit of reporting
Just as the Assembly required. He would read
the order of 1849. They send up the statements
.(balance sheet and all,) to the Assembli , every
year. These are offered to the Assembly s Comb
mittee. Bat there are things which should not
be spread out in print. -
Mr. Macalister had alluded to the balance in
the Board of Publication, not because he thought
it wrong, but because odious imputations had
been cast on the Board of Domestic Missions for
their balance on hand. The dates of the fiscal
year had better be altered to a season when funds
'The receipts of the Board from ;rides of Books ap
pears to be, $09,087
Of this amount, there were 'old by colperteurs, 59,600
Bold at store - - - $29,487
Expenses of this part of the concern,, about $lB,OOO. or
84% per cent.' .
I ns sales by aoiporteurs , as stated above, were, $89,600
illtrvenses of this Branch, embracing salaries, $18,044, •
expenses of colporteure, 3,498, discounts 'allowed,
4,888, do., - . - - - 28,807
Expense' Ant 66 per cent.
Average expenses on isles by,store cud colporteurs, 6131
'Or, In other words, the cannon on selling 169,067
worth of BooluInre„ at store, $16,000
..13) oOlporteurs, - • 9ep7—569,1131
Net, ' • . 1129,190
It thus *mars that to get ;89, 087 into the Trearury, we
gay out $80,82711 • - •
fThese statem e nts were undarded.l'
The work done by one hundred and forty.three • &bor.
Mims who are employed by the Iloarett wins nextismained.
penis of thaw men worked two days. some five r snd no on
up to three hundred and sillijki% daysl I (See page 26, W.
J. Keith, georgisSynod,) others more than Tatbfal working
days; but every one that worked two days was counted, In
estimating the number of colportaira..
The sales from the store in 3855, were,
:Salim by botti,Aginecha lad year;
Decree% in isles, • 848,758
'The expenves of the Torrign Board, 'Whose opera-
Mons amount to over $885,550, ere, (ezoluriv• of
printiog,) shout, ' 120380
"Word of Domenico liihodono, with silt hundred miff •
stionerke in the lleid, • - 8,455
Board of Publication, - $lO f 21,986000
Borden of Bioretares aahlry . charpd iti
this feud, 1,600; Superintendent col-
portion', 1„600, - • 0,000—510.000
Showing that the telling of $89,087 of Book., cost within
112,085 az much me the operations if the licarde of Foreign
And Domestic Idlesione.• . •
Mr. Macelister thought improvements might
be made. It would be well to „mingle the Col
portage systein with the missionary. He was
not for penuriousness, but for economy.
The Assembly should appoint a Board of visi.!
tation, to examine into these Boards, once in two
years, and report to the Church. It would
stimulate thorn, it would help. them greatly.
Mr. J. B. Mitchell—The complaints are made
mainly against the priating—done by Mr. Mar
tin,sB,ooo The binding and the paper each
Opas more then the printing.
Dr. Bdwards--The tactics on the other,side
have been such—so personal, as to demand a re
ply. He had made no attack upon the Board.
He bad asked questions for information. it was
his right to know the affairs of the Boards. All
bad a right to know, in reference to all the
Boards. He had but exercised his rights. Let
the day never come, when a raember of ,thie
House dare not ask questions. They should be,
asked in (this House. When asked at, any other
pleas, they claim that they. are responsible, not to
individuals, but to the Assembly. if it subjected
a man to so much odium to .make an ,inquity in
how much nerve would it require to
ask in the Board at Philadelphia? There tlever
previously had been any personalities between
him and the Secretary or any member ef the
Board. No controversy. Why then the imputa
tient! here? if his questions were Sufficient to
stir up such s state of feeling on the subject,
*what might be the result, of a real effort to enter
into an investigation f He disclaimed persont4-
ty entirely. Ile acted on principle. He exercised
a right. He performed a duty.
The previous question was called, and the first
resolution of the Committee was adopted.
The second, third, fourth, and fifth resolutions
The sixth resolution - was amended and adopted.
The sevarthresolution was adipted. And the
Whole report of the Committee was adopted,
THE REVISED . HOOK - .OF DISCIPLINE
The subject of the proposed alterations in the
soot of Discipline was resumed, and on motion
of Dr. Thornwll, the ElePort wee returned to
•the Committee for a re-examination; to be ;we
-seated to the next Assembly.
JUDICIAL CASE NO: I
r"Thia tedious ease wan again oalled up. Mr.
Toole a Ruling Elder of the synod of Buffalo,
The roll was then called, to give members of
the House in .apptotnnltyr et eapreeeing th ew
Adjcztrued with prayer. „ .
;Evening Session. • ,
The Moderator announced the Cosaudttee on
The Domestic Board, as follawi :
Rev. Drs. IL P. Humphrey, H. A. GOSPIIIIIIIb, W. W.
Phillips, 3 H.Vhornisell, Rey. S. T. Wilma, rhos. Mader
non, Esq., and Jeers&Williams, Esq. . ••
The unfinished business was resumed, and the
appeal was wox sustained. A committee was ap
pointed to bring in a minute •exPressive of the
eenee of the Assembly. • . .
JUDICLAL CASE NO. 2
This is as appeal of Alazander. Gordon'from
sentence of the Synod of BUffalo, confirming a
sentence of a fieseion which Suspended said Doi
don from Church privilege& The ease is similar
to No. 1, oid.y that Mr. Gorden le'uot an elder.
The papers were read.
The parties were heard, as h&j*. The roll
4f the House was called, and the appeal, Waknet
sustained. A committee was appointed to 'bring
in a minute. •
Dr. D. M. Smith offered resolutions relative to
the proposed new Book of Diseipline. Laid on
The Committee on Judicisiease . Ne. 1, reported
1111 follows •
The /Melon of the General Amiably; in the miss of , the
appeal of Max. Irma against a deolsimf of the Symid of
Buffalo, reining to sustain Me appeal, and conannlnglhe
decision of -the lower courts, suspending him from the
Ammsounten of the Church on, the charge of a willful
absenting of himself front the ordinances of God's totem
for the space of a year and a half, is, that the appeal ta oval
asustained • but the decisional the Synod armed.
let Because of the conduct char,ged, If the appellant
was justly chargeable with souk conduct,' w a s a' logh
M. Become it was openly acknowledged, in court by:tie
appellant, that he was chargeable with,ths offenasoharOd,
end this is not domicil try any party. • .
ad . measure though there were merlons infonnalitiesiin
the proceedings of the lower courts,- of whichArregularitim
Ole Assembly expresses its disapproval ; yet the Syied
pronely condemns such Informalities.
Judicial case No. 5 was taken up, When 110
Assembly adjourned till to-morrow morning; `.l.
The Amenably opened as usual:' The Minutes
.of yesterday were read and approved.
Dr. McGill, from the. Committee on Foreign
Correspondence, eubmitted•the following piper:
Wanness, The third centennial anniversary of the Pres
hyterien Reformation in Great ihitsdn opproaches in the
7ear next sinning, and arrangements have been made by
the eeneral assembly of the Free Church of Scotland, the
Synod of the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland, and
the Preebyterfan Synod of England, to have a meeting , or
meetings, attended by all Evangelical Presbyterian bodies
in the world, through - inch representation ea they may
deem it proper to send; and .
Whereon, Brethren of our own body who 'reheat:4lM and
trusted among us, may find It convenient to visit this in.
toresting convocation at their own charges; therefore,
Resolved, That the Rev. Drs. Gardiner Spring, J. W.
N, Murray, Robert Davidion, C. Van Rensselaer,
loins Leyburn and R. M. Palmer, Ministers, and James
Lenox, Robert Carter, T R. Cobb, C. Macalester, and
Stephen Alexander, Ruling Riders, be appointed to repro.
sent our brew:hi of the Church at that meeting, and any
other of similar alms and principles in Europe Which, may
meet within eighteen months from the, present date; and
that Rev. B. 0. Matthews be aPnointed delegate' to the /Woo
elate Reformed Synod of the South. ' '
This was amended by adding the name' of 'Dr.:
McGill, and adopted.
Judicial Case No. 5 was resumed, and, after
some remarks showing that it had been remanded
by the Synod to the Presbytery, it was dismissed.
A memorial from the Elders in this Assembly,:
asking that a sermon might be preached, by ap
pointment, to the- Elders of the 'next Assembly,
was responded to, favorably, and Dr. McElroy
was named for the duty.
Overture No. 22, relative to New Testimbny
was taken up, and indefinitely - postponed.
The Overture relative to notifying members of
the Boards, of their election, and to the printing
of the names of nominees, &0., was laid aside.
The report of the Committee'on Church Char
ters, was referred to the next Assembly, and or
dered to be printed in the Appendix to the inn
The Commentary question Was called up, and
referred to the next Assembly.
The report of the Committee on Statistical
Tables was referred to the next Assembly.
*The published accounts of the Boarder. NO veirrimier
fact that we cannot fully test the scouraey of Mr.,111 =Alb
tees statements. Rut he is a member of tbißoard,A Most
competent briefness man, and reliable. We' hare - had the
opportnalty of knowing that, for yeas, he Inue_ been An
&scoring to reduce the expenses, and ,to immense the
eincisney of this Board ; and now, being a member of the
Assembly, and the discussion bowing beenAntrodneed . by
others, he rigs in his place and makes thesisstatementa
He is decidedly in favor of economy, and eilleiency coin:
bind. lie regards the Boards, not as placers for men
am agendas of the Church. • lion are to be Mop& 'and
duly compensated, Treasurer and sa— , lntli - no xi m sir
penditures be incurred. f •
If the above figures are mirrect:2 - Ineo * reniblititne
astounding. If they are not comet, itbe Ward itself par
mom the mauls of setting the Ipublia right. As their
Appendix, with the finanedaliatattinient, not: 14.10-
lisludi'int trait that they will glee anie an exhibit 'fill - and
view. Apologetic and • partial article*, are unsatbriba•
tory. The whole scatter le la the hands of the Bisthi, and
nothing chore of a fall exhibit will bb Eldiefeetory.
I , '
Cilre*re No. 28, being Dr. Neill'® resolutions
ton the subject of Corenisation wee taken up.
Dr. Maafaster could not let the report of the
Committee pass without remark. He approved
openly and squarely. The Society is opposed by
ultra abolitionists at the Borth,' and 'ultra pro.
slavery men at the South. Both thin* classes of
extremists believed it to be a bad thing. He, :
with the Presbyterian Church, was in favor of
believing it 'tól bele gisid thing. Some op
posed it, because if 'was not a work of the Church.
He regarded it se competent for the Church to
bear testimony,in. favor of truth and righteous
ness, UPon , stiPjentseecular, political; and social,
in their moral beiiiiigs. The fathers did so in
the.derk, and stormy _ de m of_the Bevolutionny,
struggle. The General Assembly has often
'done so, as her records attest; and on
this subjwit, se. well as' on others. He would
not have'a. new doctrine thrust upon the Church:
He was opposed to the report, and in favor of the
Dr. lideGillthought it might be deemed suffi
cient for the Assembly to endorse its previous
action on this subject. -
"Dr. Thornwell regarded - the sentiment that the
Church was a spiritual body, , consecrated to ,
spiiitnal.work, and not authorised to interfere'
With or conduct'temporalities; as no new doctrine.
Christ's kingdom is' riot' 'of this world. Thin is
the doctrine of the Corifeiiion of Faith, and. of
thelliblef The power of the Chun:olU but
'staid and &tolerative She should speak only
.by , the authority- or her Lord ; and she could
llids'apeak only/ . when she keptler place; 'end ut
ternd 'words appropriate. Like the ocean, She
Was a great blessing when she kept , within her
own'borinds; but passing over these, destruction
was sere to follow. Let the Church sanctify So
°ley. This is her work. In making deliverances' f
beyond thie, she'destroye her power. ' ,
After a few additional remarks, the report of :
the Cominittee; which is aiffollows, was lost r
L Committee report that the .Church is A spiritual
tady, not appointed to hear, teethnony in relation to insti
bitionwpnvely secular. • '
• -2: Nevertheless, toe action of the ,Assembly in the years
1848 end 1853. has all the weight which present action, if
taken, would have: . •
The action of .the Assembly of 1848. and 1858
is as follows :
Resolved, That the enterprise of the COlonisation Soeiety,
so sticcaisfully prosecuted amid so much obloquy. opposi
tion, and misunderstanding, has our highest confidence, as
wise, pewee!. humane, and philanthropic.-
Resolved, . That as it has been, in past ram repeatedly
.commended to the patronage of the chinches . in P oor con
nexion, ab preeminently combining the noblest benefits to
Africa and.Ameriaa, to the, emigrant colonists, and to the
heathen, tribes around them, we would again offer it to
their pationigi, and most earnestly recommend to all'
pastors and churches'an annual collection for its impport,to
:be, made early,in July.,
.Resolved, That we have heard with the highest pleasure
of lbet.complete destruction of the slave factories near
Liberia, and most earnestly hope for the day when a traffic
no odious and cruel shall be swept from the ocean:—Atiaults
Resolved, That the cane of Colon isatiOn be.recemmended
to the favor and support, of the churchss.. 4 -4finutre of 1858.
,motion of Dr.' Phelps,' the thanks of the
Assembly, were - tendered to the citizens of In
dianapolis for'their unbounded hospitality; to
the ministers of the various 'denominations offer-
Ing the Assembly their and to the Com=
mattes of Arrangements 'for - their".attentkin -and
successful' accommodation of the inembein 'of the
'Asliernhly. • " - •
Mr! Sheets eahlit was a great 'pleasure to the
citizens of Indianapolis to open their doers for
the entertainment orChristian gentlemen, such
ee th'e•'ineinbers of the . Asseinbly , had shown
`themselves: Friendships had been-formed which
. would list through lifer He preyed for blessings
; on the Assembly, and that all •Might meet, the.
work of life being• ended,-in the General Assembly
The Minutes. of the. morning were read and
On motion of Dr. Thornwell, it was resolved
that this General Assembly bellow dissolved, and
that .another General Assembly, cheSen in like'
manner,•be required to meet in the city-of-Ito,.
cheater, New, York, in the
Church on the third Thursday of May, 1860.
The; loderator,would address a 'few words" to
shis,brethren, before a final separation.' He was
thankful for the kindness and rforbearance mani
fested. But on this he would not 'enlarge. It
was more appropriate to" direct attention to the
Eye that watched over the House through , all its
Sessinns. Thanks were . due to' the -Gracious
Giver, for the many, mercies he, had, shed down
upon the Assembly, and the Church.' How
great the sum of them; and
each of us individ
rally; to the Assembly, and to the , great company.
the Lord had , been pleased tot gather• into the
branch of the ' Church here represented I '
Mild not recount them now, but he entreated his
beloved brethren to consecrate themselves anew,
to the service of the Church, and of her Blessed,
and Graoions,Head. .
The Assembly united in singing the first and
lase etarmis of the 116th Psalm. The Moderator
led in prayer,raild propel/124d the Apostolic Ben
MESSRS. EDITORS :—Many of your read
ers have a deep inkiest in this honorable
'lnstitution, as well •for its direct relation to
the 'Church through the supervision of a
Synod,' as , for the large literary and religious
benefits ,whiCh it has' scattered over the last'
half ce n tury: It will be gratifying to tie*
to learn that the prosperity which has
marked` its past history, - especially within'
the jteriod of its Synodical "connexion, eon:
finnan to increase:' The present 'Bastion his,
opined with 'renewed , tokens of ptsblic favor,.
as well as of .tbe blessing .of God.
'The number , of students for -the current
year, is 'slightly over'one hundred ;and thirty
number fully 414 to, the average of
respectable ;Colleges jn the land. Moat ot,
these are in the regular college ,classes.,
This number is all L the' more gratifying,,
wheedle rigid rule of admission' into' these
Clinks, as compared With most :other Col .
leges,isjemembered,- ; itot a few applicants ,
each term being left to the alternative =of
taking a;" lower pima 4ban they expected, ror
of resorting to some other institution:
.. ' Ta
ihow the upward tendency of thin Kit
be remarked, that whilst the present Sinior
Class numberi;'siisicieessiilitatinior has in it
thirts4two. regular, candidates for graduation,
with , a prospect Of, 'considerable 'additions.
Of the former, fifteen;' find' of the latter,
tiientrthred are prolamin of religion; and
most of these, of opera, have the ministry
in view: Ther e`' iii "no' College within the
sphereOf the . Writer'n personal knoviledie,
. of eoholarship, - .the,
tone Of `diseiplitterihe ..prectioe:ol:PO,1100,
and the concentration of a' kindly religions
influenee are 'equal to the 'Fitment 'measure
of attainment here. All of these points—
so premineßt in the project of ,eeclesiastical
collegiate education—haVe ,been,pursued
with ateady.rtim,and happy , iesults.
The Faculty ; of this institution - is com
posed of gentlemen ;eminent fitness for
their respective stations. Dri,,Soott,
rich, and' Wines, are widely known 'to the
Christiim public, as able and faithful:educa•
tors Prof..john W. Aoheion; who fills 'the
chair of Latin, has won "gold en , opinions;"
since his , accession, to this res ponsible. pest.
Mears. 'Blackford and Sloan, Tutors, have
also well' . vindicated' the wisdom of their se
lection by the` Faculty,' sit their Mena as
The most important change of the current
year has been the entrance of Professor
William, BreWer, upon •the department
Of Natural &knee itrihe place tif PrOfes
sor Martin, now of the University Of 'North
Carolina. A somewhat,extendedvncttic of
Professor Brewer will berpardoned, partly
because this is hie first introductiou• to the
friends of the College at large, since 'his
actual connexion with it has commenced,
and partly in view of the, superior .advari 7
tagep„which are now offered 'to the public,
tha'deparinient over Whiell 'he" so ably
presides. His )scientific 'initruotion, under
the, hands of Profesirors (Sen. and
J tuf.), "Dina, Norton, and Olmstead, of Yale
College, together with their high. teetimoni:
els of, his ripe scholarship; his chemical
in the laboratory of Professor
.Banson, and his pursuits in Botany at the
Fame time, under Professor Smith, for a
year, at Meidelberg, Germany, followed by
the greater part of another year, in the
varsity of Munich, in the laboratory and
under the private . instruction of the, re•
nowned Lsibig, as wallas under the instruc
tion, in • Geology, of the celebrated Paleon
tolegieti Professor Wagner; his studies in
Geology and .136tany, for a ":considerable
time in Paris, and his investigations, with
members of thallitanioal Sneiety of Prance,
in Bwitierlandtand , other. parts of: the Con.
,tinon,t ; and his lerbareum; gathered with
OWn hands, and by exchanges with
other ,Botarkiiith,,`And embracing 'several
thousands, of:Lehoion apecimelik frOm
most productive parts of Europe, Aeia;Af•
ries, the East Indica, and the Islands of the
P 0? the Preabiteilixißeainir end Advocate
_. ~~_-,. u~a «~zxs, , m- ,*,~ ~ „ ~s.a~a~a':~v.~z~ta.axr-::riG~sr ~ra.~ ~.?,,.~;.~.
Pacific—sll4hese:pledges, followed and sus
taineld by enperior success in his depart
ment, leave no room to doubt that the. Col
lige7baamade,a,4reat aequipition..in itrour
ing him for a place in her Faculty. His i'
report on the "Agriculture of Burope and 9
Agricultural Schools," embodied in the ti
transactions of the - Agricultural Society of -
New,- Yo rk , for '1858; artiele in the
American journal of Scii:ce, for March,
1.859, - on the "Motions of Winding Plants;" ti
his late address to. the:Washington County RI
Agricultural Sotieii, right toe rand irJ
application of manures; and the enthusiasm
which he liiii inficred had' his - Voltrnteer mod
amateur class in Botany, embracing almost II
the entire` College—fill show the practical fi
spirit and power of his scientific, labors. si
It is only necessary to add, in this day of
wild speculation, that in his hands the treas.
urea of science are all laid at the foot of the
Cross, and made to`pay tribute to the 'plen
ary inspiration of the Bible.
Washington College, like her sisters, has
not.been without pecuniary toils; but it is
hoped these will soon pass away. • She
prides herself lees in numbers ,than in the
thoroughness of her work. In all that re
lates to her internal condition, her ;mum is
quietly but steadily onward and upward.
JAMES ALLISON, PspraniTor.,
STEPHEN' LITTLE, '
PITTSBURGH, JUNE 11, 1869
411.1109 is aavisakeei or la Clubs
.$1.11111; er. delivered at reditinees of lhabseris
befit 'MOO. Sao Priatibstiis. eita Third Piga.
it EN /OW All I slaciabi be proiaptl 111 little
while' before this pair. aoplarui;
,that . WO Mir
walls fell airiaiiiresi for Audi supply.
Orlia sap WRAPPT tadleatue that we
• desire a roitearel. If, hilwever, la the baste
• of. sualliam this signal slunald lire suaittea l ws
kepi" oar friends will still not target las
ltalalllPßANCallr—lieeal pyramid by safe
itads. lake* amasealeat. Ore sand by *alb
slielahaff arithoriasuay earl. sad ' troabliaa
nobody with , a latowledge or What Yea are
doing. For a Istria oarsauttio midi a Drafti
brae swamis Par **sorts,* papere;sesul Oold
or small motels
PO *AKE MAMMA" Iliad poste** 'WORM
or batter Sting Nita Ter 1.101. 'papers" say SS
or beirsiatyuguilbersi or al for Thirtyntbree
OHMIC, all 'Lotter* and Comonualeations
to DAVID Kelt 1111111111? & COss
We learn from the Prwsbyterian, that at
a late communion atikth, N. Y., forty.
one persons were added to the Church, on
examination. These were regarded as the
first fruite of a revival. "
_ Also, thatinto West Kishaeognillas church
thirty: four persona have been received on a
profession of their faith, in less than a year.
The glowing accounts of gold, at Pike's
Peak Kansas antl:the hopes hence of a
speedy acquisition, of wealth, deluded many
men from happy homes to suffer sadly.
They that will be rich fall into temptation
and a snare. The papers teem with. Re
counts of returning elnigrants, disappointed,
iinpoverished, wasted; perishing. Some of
the statements of snfferiw are harrowing in
the extreme. The Spirit that could, by
false representations, for the sake of a little
gain in selling out-fits, town Sites, &0., de
lude the thousands to their ruin must be
nearly allied to that of the Prince of evil.
Who Can Stand. Before, His Cold?
") I The moons are at the Divine disposal.
'The Lord directs the freets as well aa the
rains and the genial warmth. On Saturday,
the 4th inst.,- - he sent us` an exceedingly sold
day, and sent, on •the night following, a very
severe frost. It was our ditty to be out in
the country, .a few miles, on. Sabbath and
illenday,“and what would from all other eir
ouinstanoes have he'en a most delightful ride,
was rendered quite melancholy by the man
ifestations of the destructive influence of 'a
subtle but most = powerful agent. The. gar
dens were black: Beans, tomatoes, , atul„
grape vines were , wilted an(i fallen. Whole
fields of potatoes and ;corn were out down:
We saw not' a field, nor , even a. singlei stalk;
which had escaped Fruit also suffered
verely, and , we fear that' the 'wheat and rye
are, much damaged. The potatoes will
sprout, again, and so also will, to some ex.
tent, the cornl but the other grains named,
and the fruit, where stricken, 'are' heyond
recovery. 'Telegraphic news indicates that
the cold has been very extensive. r
This is:the .hand, of .dod. Thin g s comp
not by chance. We may not murmur. 'But
we,May pray earnestly , for a bleeping upon
whatever 'is Spared. - What' a - destructive
agentjs 'a ,frest, out of season I llew de
pendentis the' husbandman.' on the Divine
favor I dependent.
For the'Preobyteriarl.Banner and Advorita
To the Ruling. Riders.
The Elders in attendance 'on the Getteral,As
eembly, at Indianapolis, in May, 1859, send their
cordial greetings to their Brethren in thatElder
ship throughout the United States. boti
God having Put it into their hearth to' hold" , a
daily Morning Prayer l -Meeting, during the ses
sions of the AsseMbly, it is with devintt thankful
ness that they aoknowledgmhis graeious presence
in -their meetings'. And though' deeply sensible
of 'the 'imperfect manner in'Which.they have ful
filled their ordination vow's ' and, performed their
responsible duties as-office bearers in the Church
of Christ; are fully persuaded that if they were
more deeply imbued - with the Spirit-of their Mas
ter, and had right conceptions of the solemn obli..
• widens reitinglipon them, 'in these days' when
God `is .'granting such signal answers , to prayer,
and faithful, humble labor, in dependence upon
him; 'they would' be -instrumental:lir accempliph.
• log much more for 'the' Chetah, the world, and
his glory. That they would be permitted to re
joice in the salvation of greater numbers of re
penting sinners, and` the addition to' the Church
of Christ of many—very - bany—of inch as shall
be saved. • -
Entertaining these views '
they desire, in obe
`dience 'to the conimand,'to stir up each epees
minds, byway of remembrance, arid in theapirit
of meekness and love, td , offer a few suggestions
'to their brethren:
Firit.—The importance of holding up the hands
of their , pastor by. their prayers and counsels, in
all his efforts to promote' the cause of Christ ;° and
in-providingliberallY for his temporal support.
Second.—The establishing; at ail 'convenient
times and places, meetings for prayer, and seek
ing out and persuading to attend them, Ruch as
habitually neglect these means of grace,- and, by
direct 'and perionsf effort with individuals, seek
to win them to Christ. .
Third.-4areful 'attention to young converts—
taking them kindly by the hund--encoursging, ad.
vising, and instructing them in their new relations
and duties; thus promoting their improvement
and growth in grace. •
Fourth--Partionlar attention to the children of
the Chtiroh, as well as the neglected (mew among
the peer. • '
Fifth.—That, in addition to the prayerful study
of the Word of God," some worr on the-duties of
Ruling Eiders, be-carefully and. attentively read.
. 411,pgyuuse of establishing
a Daily Prayer- Meeting,- at - every meeting of the
Judicatories of our Church.
Our own experience, beloved brethren, 'of the
hapPylisflutnao of midi meetings,' dUrintont stay
in this 'place 'and" the'-many pleasant-and long
`ta be- remem b ered " 'sequaintaitoes wit h brethren,
Which, hattfor lbw's oppOrtnnitica; would 'never
there been-formed, Ass pimpled ne , teliffer those
suggestions to you.
lattfasaiotis, rmr., May,4859.
R.ziNN'ER SAND: ADVOCATE.
i . .
Th. Assembly of 1859.
The Gener*l Assembly, at Indianapolis,
'maned, sine die on Thursday , the 3d
t., after a session Of th keen business dap.
is has beenione of the most protracted of
Assembly's sittings, in recent years.
1 . Commentary question, and some - other
tars, were laid over till next year. But
e was a very large amount of very jai
ant business transacted, as our columns
,"bit abundantly. ' '
he meeting continued harmonious, as
Fel as deeply interesting, to. the end. A
w iernarks were made, on two or three •
abj ! to, which might have been as well
mi !fd, and a little feeling was manifested
as does not claim unqualified praise;
but these things were too small and too
even 'cent to be noted in speaking of the
char ter of the Assembly. It was large,
harm, nine, dignified, gentlemanly, Chris..
thin. May all which shall succeed it, be
simile , and still more so.
THE .EMINARY Or THE NORTH-WEST
The election for Professore in the Semi
nary of the North-West, was - a matterof deip
1. A little disappointment was fel,
w persons; but the gentlemen chosen
ing the most competent which the
could furnish ; - and the unanimity
f eat, beyond what could have been
d by those who had noticed the 'die
s ofthe last two years. This math
ILIs greatly promoted by a long and
speech of Dr. Mac Master, in which
grounds so ultra as to drive-, from
of his friendo and admirers. We
readers to our sketch of the pro-
by a t
are a n
mi y wl
the Assembly's fourth'Seminary.
into being with far more seeming
" .any one of its predecessor& We
trust tha 'there will be
,no frustrated hopes;
that:no i i pediment will be found to obstruet
it in its onward &three; that it will be
greatly eased of the Lord, and , made a
bleating t his r Zion.
'The di , llaliOrill the ' Assembly, relative
to the ope ationirend the plans for conduct
ing this a nd are usually more 'animated;
and exhib• a greater variety of sentiment,
than those upon any of the other, agencies
of thoreh' oh. This is owing to the fact
that its iS Things are more diffusive than
therm of en other Board. They are more
directly and !nom fully in view of. the whole
people. Th y affect a vastly greater num.
ber of Presb teries, ministers, 'and church
es. Almost very Presbytery in the whole
country, is a , appliaant for aid, rind Many
desire to draw out far more than they put
in, and, -.-like individuals, each thinks its
own wants v4 ry pressing, and its own field
to be of vs importinch; and the nee•
gate of wantS, if not of demands, is far be•
pound thepower of the Board to supply.
Then, the libin'e‘.Missionary work is 'a thing
in which we All think we are peculiarly wise
—all fully ripetent ,to propose plans and
give counsel. There are' also six hundred
missionaries, scantily, provided for, and
pressed with wants, each of whoni has a
voice in our councils, Personally, or by his
representative, or by his pen. ' And there
are some nine hundred or one thousand
churehes whose ability to retain-the minis
tintions of - the4ord is inadequate, unless
when supplemented' by the funds of the
Board. And, in,addition to all this, there
are some hundiediof ministers,and churches
who would like very well 'to be added , to the
aid•receiiing lists. 'And there are. ten thou
sand givers of small amounts; . of small sums
abstracted, under a, sense of, Ohristian duty,
from - the proceeds of their hay& induotry.
These .are often' the fruits of stern self
denial. The'donors follow them with their
prayers, and they hence desire to see them
appropriated, and used according to their own
ideas of economy. Such being,the case, it
is no wonder-that we have some earnest in..'
quirks, or even some "'murmurings" in re
garrfto the " ministrations'," from the treas.'.
ury.of the Chureh's beneficence.
The appointment of nix wise and good
men; to investigate the whole matter of our
Domestic Missionary enterprise, was, in these
circumstances, wise. It met with the hearty
approbation of the Secretary and the mem
bers of the Board. These brethren occupy,
their places but to work for the Church, and
they will rejoice ini the discovery of any
more effective means than those which have
been in operation, and in the employment of
of any more encoessfuf agents or agencies.
It is to be hoped :that the Committee will en
ter, earnestly and prayerfully upon the work
entrusted to them; and that they will be
heavenly directed. !,
The 'Weiner& of the Board of Publica
tion is, ' comparatively,' abstracted from the
notice of the churches, but it yet is stiff!,
eiently before them to attract some atten
tion, and, once in a while, to be approached
With interrogatoiiee.. Its restivenees''under
these may be , pertly Owing to their unfre
queney. Still, they are important; and
the. Board's reluctance to answer, by full
statements,' ,and. the:4fforts made , by some
Of its members and'friends to excite oditnii
against the conscientious mrniatirt or elder
who ventures to self. a .. question, or in any
way to intimate s that , more light would be
satisfactory, cannot but produce some pain
.reflections A kind
~and . courteous
Blearing, up of some matters brought hefore
the House by a respected= member; would
have been moat happy. Every minister and
every elder of constituent
our Church is a
, . a
of each of our Boards, and has
~, . • ,
makoinquiriea ; and, if he may not always
have 'a direct and fill answer, be is entitled
at least to eburtesy, 'arid to the presumption
that he is influenced by honest Motives.
And specially is' this , the case on the floor
of the Assembly. It is:there pre-eminently
that the Board is boundlo respond, and to
respond without any accompanying personal
imputation* to every inquiry which the
House permit* a member to propound.
The,manner in whiCh theinquiries of Dr.
Edwards were '
answered, (see reports of
Proceedings,) indu6, ed 'fit Macalister to
make semi siatemeute and to present some ;
:figures, which, if not more satisfactorily met'
hereafter than they were in the Assembly,
must - prove exoeediegly damaging: When
the Board's Ifull reort for the year shall
have been plzblishe we may recut to this
subject Again.. ln the meantime, we ; cannot
butregrist that.the prep:aided to appoint an
investigating Committee was 'laid 'on° the
tale. - If it had been heartilyton
responded 0 . ,
and a Committee appointed, erabrinnng a
due proportion of the dieeatiefled, to insure
a thorough examination, a report adapted to
restore confidence, and longrto continue
that confidence, might have beta the result.
This Board has I great and important' work
to ,do ; , and though more, secular, in its
operations than the other Boards, still, it is a
creature of the ChurFh ; it has its capital
from the churches; it has annual contribu..
tions from the churches; and it is bound to
serve the churches. Its offices and coa
ti:acts are _not for tht benefit of its con.
duotors and their friends, but for the general
good: Let its integrity stand forth resplen
dent, with its good deeds.
Much has been said, of late, relative to a
dispersion of the Boards; and one of the
Committees raised by the Assembly is
specially charged with
, ait inquiry into the
propriety of transplanting the Board of
Domestic Missions. The question deserves
serious consideration. We are not of those
who are given to change. We are unwilling
to hazard an experiment without a very
strong ground of hope that it will be for a
benefit. Possibly we may be too conserve.
tire in our activities; because we do believe
in progress, yea, and we believe in over.
turning, too, and even in , revolution in
a time of dire necessity; , but such , things
should be entered into wisely. If any
changes shall be recommended, we trust
that they will be so obviously good, and so
full of promise, that the churches can adopt
them cordially, and work under them with
unanimity, and with a fresh and an unfailing
zeal. We say of places as we say of men,
let them be subservient to Zion's interests.
We have already intimated that, as this
was the largest Assembly of our Church
which has ever met, it was also one of the
most able, most harmonious, most conserve
tive, and most , progressive...;,We love large
Assemblies. It is delightful to see many
brethren, from all parts of our great wen
try, assembled in the name of the' Lord.
The =influences are most happy. And this
Assembly, as did its predecessors, has given
evidence that a large amount : of businem
can be dorm, and Well done—questions can
be discussed order be preserved and con
clusions be reached, by the many. May
the meetings never be less.
The citizens of Indianapolis did them
selves great, credit in the provision made for
theentertainment of the brethren. If , we
may possibly except New Orleans, we can
clearly * sayi that never have we seen an As
sembly more fully provided for, as, to all its
Members and all their wants.
The judicial cases were mostly disposed of
with great brevity, or were handed over to
the next Assembly ; but still, there was
enough to convince us of , the great impro.
piety of bringing little matters before the
whole Church. Better by far would it be,
to learn wisdom from the advice of Jethro
to Moses, (Exodus and let " every
small : .matter," , be judged by the lower
courts, reserving only the " hard oases" far
the whole Church, in her convocation. An
appeal from one Court to the next higher,
should be sufficient in all ordinary cases.
The attendance was good, throughout.
On the eleventh day, two hundred. and
thirteen votes were east on a ballot, and in the
311.. of the twelfth.day, one hundred and `
eighty Members rose an a question, pro and
cgi n. The Assembly will be long remem
bered with blessings. . ,
Our brethren of the New Pohiti, - South,
met at Lynchburg, Va.,' on I.9th. of
May. Twelve Presbyteries were repre
seated. They continued eix days in Session:
The meeting seems to have been harmonious.
A resolution was, passe to organize a
theological Seminary, to be located in the
vicinity, of the University of Virginia.
An endowment of $lOO,OOO is to be raised.
About $28,000 of the euni was isubieribed
on the apot. Rev. J. C. Giles, D.D., Sec.
rotary of the Southern Aid,Soeieiy,' N: Y.;
was elected first.Profesmor. ;•:,
The College at Maryville, Tenn., was
commended to the patronage of the churches.
The Observer, of Philadelphia, and the,
Witness, of Knoxville 'received votes of
Boards of Missions and of Education
were established. •'
Thus has this little body begun its career,
in due form and with much energy. It will
afford a home to extremism where they
may live in peace, if they can only be con
tented. It is not likely that -any branch of
the Christian family, North or South, will
greatly disturb them, provided that they
themselves shall not commence the quarrel
EASI t ERN SUMMARY.
Boston and New England
Oliver Wendell Holmes, at tite late meeting, of
the Unitarian 4 88 PciatIoet look occasion, o Make
*Mother, deliverance of his peculiar views with
respect to „Theology and religion in general,
avowing himself one of the most ultra ; and most
progressive. otmodern Unitarians. • He affects to
sneer 'at and treat with-great contempt_ the criti
cisms to which he has keen subjected ; but the .
loud cry that he ufterti, proves the mound, to be
deeper and sorer than he) is willing to admit.
The secular press is almost unanimous in its an'.
madversion upon. the bald kikepticism of the late
papers of the "Autocrat"'Bo strong a current
is setting in .from almost , everjr quarter against
the Atlantic, that the publisheri will be comPelled
to dismiss Dr. Holmes, and one. or two other
writers, or to induce them to alter their 'tone at
least, vri 't")y speak through ita pages.
The let bles in the Boston Schools with
Roman Cm children, have resulted in 'in as..
sedation fo tablishing Catholic schools for
secular Lush ion, in order that the children
may be protee • tfrom, the influences alleged to
be brought to 1 Gar against Catholic faith and wet
ship in the pubic schools. These schools are to
be connected with the parish of St: Mary's, and
to be sustained by monthly assessments on the
members of that parish. One •of the -features
'connected with that movement showing conclu
sively its un-American character, is that the busi
ness ,in t eetings for determining the • number of
, teaebers, hiring buildings, fixing salaries, and
rents, 'Fro., are to be held on-the Sabbath. And
the Pieter of St. Mary's church, or any one ap
pointed by him, is invested with absolute power
in the government and direction of these schools.
Bea. Charles 'Beecher, of Georgetown,` Mass., a
son of Dr. Lyman :Beecher, is ,reported to have
denounced the doctrine of original depravity, in
his.pulpit, h few Sabbaths ago; and to have said
that men are now born an pure as Again was with
every faculty perfect. This, itr. Charles. Beecher
has been for several year's endeavoring to• make
himself conspiciatts by his eccentricities 'But the
doctrine broiihed above, like : some of‘the 'errors
of other. members of his family, is rather old,
and has been too frequent/3r refuted; and is: too
contrary to'common`sense to 'much atten-
lrfv. ..Toteph C. Stiles, D. D., a New Raven,
DISPERSION OF TEE BOARDS.
The United Synod of the South;
tqufigtgoVA. , .. - A4let.bakc..:
formerly pastor Of the New:*Sehoof Presbyterfr
church * in Mercier Street, New York, hie been
elected Professor of Systematie Theology, 'by the
~13:21. # ed Presbyterian, Synod of the South, for tpie
Theological Seminal" , about to be established by
that hody,:somewhere in the vicinity of the Uni
versity of Virginia.
The Shipment of S.pede to Buropefor Viet
week, bas been no less than six millions. But
the unceasing supply from the country at large;
and the California income of about four millions
per month, does much to replace this heavy draft.
But it is useless to attempt to conceal" the fact
that this heavy drain of specie, if continued much
longer, millet , do much to affect our financial
stability. And in sdditLo to this, the importa
tions are becoming larger and larger, suithat the
balance of trade is just new heavily- against ns.
We part with the great staples of life, and buy
its finery and gewgaws to the extent of running
The Freebies Market has been for some time
beset by speculators on account of the threaten
ing aspect of European tdfairs: and nor,-since a
battle has been actually' fought,' speculation in
this direction 'will run still higher.
The Stock Market is comparatyely quiet, deal
era are anxiously awaiting some; farther develop
ments in the European embroglio
Dickens' ",All the Tear Round," published in this
country, by J. M. Emerson & Co., No. 87 Park
Row, has already attained an immense circula
tion, and will be hereafter issued with largely in
creasing attractions. s
Munn 4 Co., No. 37 Park Row, are the largest,
according to the testimony of the most competent
judged; and the most reliable Patent Solicitors in the
United States. They are also publishers of that
sterling weekly, the Scientific elmerican, of which
we have so frequently spoken, and which contains
so, much mechanical, scientific, and agricultural
Information. A yearly volume of this, valuable
journal contains - about six hundred original en;
gratings, and eight hundred and thirtytwo pages
ot useful and interesting
„matter . for all
classes. TeMns $2 . 00 a year, or $l.OO for six
months. Every inventor, when in New York,
should visit the extensive offices of these ientle,
The Atlantic TelegraphiSchemeis not yet aban
doned. The indomitable-Cyrus W. Field leaves
New York to renew his labors with the Conipany
in London, , it having manufactured, daring the
present Summer,:a new Atlantic cable, to be laid
next Summer. Notwithstanding previous failitres,
he is still confident of encomia.'
The New York Geographical and Statirtical Society
held a meeting on Thursday of last week, for the
perpose of giving expression to the high, estimate
in which the lite Alexander Von Humboldt wee
! held by men of science in this country, and to
their deep sense
.of the loss sustained by , his death.
Addresses were made by Rev. Dr. J. P. Thompson,
Prof, Lieheg, Prof. Bache, Prof. Guyot, and the .
Hon. George Bancroft. Humboldt was born in
Berlin, Prussia, on the 14th of September, 1769,
the same year in which Napoleon and Weliintion
first saw the light. His fathei was a military
officer under the great Frederic. He studied at
Frankfort-on-the-Oder, and at Gottingen;.- pro
&Wok his first work at the early age of 'twenty
one. A casual meeting with one who had made
the Voyageio the South Seas, and his own love
of natural history, awakened in him a strong de
sire 'to behold the mighty forests and the gigantic
vegetation -within the TroPies. When just thirty
years of age, he left Europe, and spent five year,
in exploring the rivers, mountains;forests, and
volcanoes of South America.. After this he spent
(rem 1807 to 1827 in Paris, arranging, unfolding,
and classifying the vast materials he had collect
ed, .and yublishing from time to time portions of
his great work on the "Equinoctial Regions of the
New World." In 1829, at the request of the Empe
ror Nicholas, he undertook the same work of ex
ploration in Siberia he- had completed in South
America •; the results of which were afterward
published ins great work, called "Central Asia."
Since:lB42• he has, for :the most part, resided ia
Berlin, engaged in the preparation of his final ,
work,- "Kontos," which is an exposition otthe
studies and discoveries of his whole life. Him- .
boldt, while living, was greatly honored p and
his, death is sorely lamented. He saw and under
stood :much of the works of God.- and ,iute be
queathed- rfeh - storee of knowledge to the genera
tions to come after him. But how much :better
would:it have been for him and mankind, if his
intellect had been enlightened with , the knowledge'
that - Comes down from heaven-4f his whole char
acterchad been crowned by- a supreme religious
. 4 4
There is much disonssion amengbusineas men
and in the newspapers, as to the proper location
for the Great Preig.ht Depot abotit to r ile: erected
by the Pennsylvania Railroad, since it Admitted
that this matter will have mach Jo do with the
prosperity of the city,ste well as the, eoread for
Van to:oclIne• _
Mr. J.: IC Wilsonds busily engaged in the :pre
paration of " The Presbyterian Historical
-,and- Annual Rernembrrocr of .the
Cigar& for 1859-1860," On the, same Plan as
that of last year.. This enterprise of Mr. Wilson
ie.prodontive of a valuable,,annual, cempend of
news ,poneinrning theivarione branches: of .the
'•Thi, General 2eformed PreakvieriamSynod, (New
Side,) closed it sessions' on the:evening of: Friday
°Oast week. The proposition;for union with the
United ;Presbyterian , Church was not accepted,
though favored .by many of the members. This
Synod elected a Board of Foreign Missions;
Board, of Domestic' Missions ; ani.Education
Board; and a Board of the Jewish Mission, tp
tether, ;with Superintendents of the 'Theological
Seminary. On the third hallot, the Rev. T. W.
Wylie,-was elected Professor in the :Theologi
cal.Seminary, in the ,placi of the late Dr. A. W.
Black. `.Near the close of they sessions, the. Rev.
Gavin-McMillan submitted a paper 're-affirming
the doctrines of 'Psalmody, close cominunion, and.'
the peculiar positions of the Church, and ()en
suring all members who may - not he actieg ,
strictly in aimordance 'with there. This Proposi-1
lion did , not receive the cordial aPProbation off
the - entire Synod. Some of' the members, and
they of the older and more experienced ones,,
contended-that some discretion should be left ,
Ministers and Sessions; and , that extraordinary:
occasions would arise when it would not be prac
ticable to carry out strictly the views contained
in this.paper. But others insisted oilthe
est conformity to the former rules and usages of
that: Church. in these and all other matters.' At
length, ~a committee consisting of Rev. Dr.
Gathrie, Rev. Dr. Crawford, Rev., Dr. Wilson,,
Rev. John McMaster, Rev. G. R. McMillan, and:
Rev. J. M. Morrison, was appointed to report On
the whole matter at ;,the. next meeting . - of, the
-Synod. - .During the progreis: of the discussion
nn Psalmody the Rev. R. ..T. Black, a native of
Pittsburgh, but now pastor of a church in Phila
delphia, said he thought that singing hymns was
tantamount to idolatry. The meMbers of the
church guilty al this were guilty of a 'great sin.
There was an absolute necessity for some deliver
antis upon the subject by the Synod.' - According
to tido; Mr. Black must have a very low opinion
of the greater part of the churches 'of Christen.
Nor the Presbyterian Beaver rnd Advocate.
Sailing of Missionaries.
The R v Andre4 - P per, of
e • . • eP •D .1 ( -
the i Presbyterian 'Board of Foreign kilo
Bioas,) , wlt 'Mrn.Happer an fonr chil d ren ,
,Failed on Friday, June 3d, from New York
for Hong-Kong, in the ship 'Samuel Rtissell.
Dr., EtapOr returns to his 'formeefield of
labor at Canton. He is' also accompanied
bya young Chinaman Tiang Ajat, former
ly a pupil in the deOton BOfiool,. tinder
uharge of Dr. H. For some time..pat this
. xe very, serious imptessiune
on the stibjeet df religion and entertiiiaing
the hOpe of having experienced : tuliinge
of heart, woo anxiously desirous to be ad
mated to Church membership and baptized.
Div flapper theiefore advised him to pre,
seat himself for examination, to the
Session of the First Presbyterian church,
Jersey City, in which church It had
been arranged to have the farewell meet.
log with Dr. H., previous to his sailing,
on Sabbath . evening, May 29th. Vat d i d
s,o, aqd after,a lengthened and. entirely satin.
factory exaniinetren, and on profession of 1 1 - a
faith, he was eeceiVed hit° membership.
At the priblfc Service on Sabbath even.
ing, Mr. imbrie (pastor of the church)
stated the eireirmitaneee, and at his request.
Dr. Sapper administered the sacrament of
baptism, sad he was thus publicly received
as a member of the visible Church. Mr.
Imbue mentioned'the remark of one of the
members of his Seasion, in which be very
fully concurred, a that it would be gratify
ing if all cateehumens could give so go o d
reasons for the hope that was in them, and
evidence so complete a knowledge o f
the saving doctrines of. the Goaret."
The service was deeply interesting, and
calculated to deepen the interest of every
friend of korei g n Missions in this good
c ause; it was an occasion of sincere grati
tude to God for this token of hie favor, and it
was cause for deep humiliation in view of
the fact that this brand, plucked from heath.
enism, had exhibited a knowledge of Divine
truth, and a realizing sense of the [[oly
Spirit's graeions iniluences, that might well
put to the blush many of those born and
educated among all the privileges of our
highly favored Christian land.
Will not the prayers of God's people Re.
company Dr. E. and his family, and all who.
journey with them, that they may be kept
in safety hum the perils of the deep, and
that our brother may be longspared to la.
bor in China, in his Master's service, and to
win souls that shall shine as stars for ever.
Rev. P. HASSINGER, of Sugar Creek, has
changed his Post Office addiess from
to Aviston, Corres
pondents will please notice the change.
Rev. Dr. CHAPMAN, of Asheville,' N. C.,
has declined the call from the First
church, Knoxville, Tenn.
Rev. B. E. Lawrize - u, of Charleston, S C.,
has been elected to the Professorship of
Oakland College Miss., vacated by the.
; 'resignation of Rev.. Prof. Doremus.
Rev. ALougo G. PAY, of New York, a
graduate of the Presbytenan Theological
Seminary of New York City, has accepted
call to the pastorate of the Circular
church of Charleston, S. C., made vacant
by-the death of Dr. Post.
Mr. A. H. ITALLOWAY; a graduate of the
Danville Seminary, was
.ordained and in
stalled pastor of the ehuroh in Woodville,
Miss., by the Presbytery. of Central Mis
sissippi at their late meeting in that city.
Rev. HUGE S. Diox.solt,' D. D., late of
'Utica, N. Y., was installed pastor of the
church at Tubby Hook, N. Y., on the lst
Rev. Wm. B. Tim= was installed pastor
. ..of Old . Concord church, Va., by a corn.
mittee of the Presbytery. of, Roanoke, on.
the ,21st ult.
Rev. 3.'D. MASON has resigned the charge
of the First church of Davenport, lowa.
Rey. Joint CEMSTKR, M D, a licentiate of
the Second' Preetrytery of Philadelphia,.
has received a call from the church of
Burlington New Jersey.
Rev. el -
Ames WILLIAMSON'S Post Office ad
dress is changed, from Reedsville, Pa., to
Allenville, Mifflin County, Pa.
Rev. S. M. WrLsow, of Lithopolis, Ohio,
/has. taken charge of Centre church,
Pleasant Plains, Sangamon County, 111.,
where eorrespondents will please addrem
Rey. G-. D. 87 /MART'S Post Office address,
.is changed for , the present from Bath,
New Yprk, to Abington Montgomery
The PRESBYTERY OF STEUBENVILLE will meet,
attainably to sidjonrament, in the church of Cross Creek, on
sbe Fousth Tuesday, 28th day, of June, at 10 o'clock A. M.
ROBERT EINERON, Stang'. Clerk.
-The PRBSBYTIB,Ir OF BLOOMINGTON will hold an.
■dioarnel ',testing at Union Grove church. on Tneeday.
June 21st, at A o'c:ock P. M.' Conveyanoes will be provided
to take members coming on the Illinois Central Railroad
from Tonics, at 11 o'clock A. M. R. CONOVER, S. 0.
The PRESBYTERY OP ALIEGIIRNY will meet at
Pteepnt, on the Fourth Toedday of Joe e. at 2 o'clock P. M.
NEWTON BRACKEN, Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY OF COSHOCTON donde ;adjourned;
to meet, in the church of Lintnn, on the Third Tneeday
(20th) of .Inne;at 2 oiolonk P. M. N. CARSON, S. O.
The PREBBYTKEY 0/ 1:11.411,10N etands adjourned to
meet in Nei, Rehoboth, the Fourth Tneediay orJone,
eleven o'clock ALL D. M'CAYI . Stated Olerk.
The PRESBIZTABY OP 01110.0111 meet at Maple Oreeb
church on the Second Tuesday or June, at 5 o'clock
Members traveling by the Brownriille boat, 'leaving.
Pittsburgh at 8 o'clock A. Si.. will land 'on' Speen' landing,
whence they will be conveyed to the church.
W. B. MeILVAINE Slated ClerL
TbeI•BICSBYTERY or ALLEM:IE3ff VITY ndil meet
at Cross Roe& on the Second Tuesday. of tune,-at 32
o'clock M. Bandana of churches will be called upon to re
port` iii to the prOgrem made ill completing the Endowment
of .the Pourth,Profeatorthip in the Western Theological
Seminary. WM. ANNAN, (Stated Clerk.
The PRIJMYTERY OF NEW 1.43130 N stands adjourned
to meet in the church of Madison% on the Second Tuesday
(tlieleth) of Jane, at 32 o'clock M.
ROBRET HAYS, Stated Clerk.
- TheiPRESBYTERT ON WINNEBAGO will hold its next
stated meeting in the Presbyterial elittech of Werauweya,
Wit, on •Thnreday, June 30th. at 7 Odor& =P. W The
steamer "Wolf?' will leave Oshkosh on Thursday morning,
lad take the members rip the river, at *fir the usual faze.
H. H. ROBERTEON, Stand Clerk.
The PRESBY'TERY OP EIUNTINGDOii will hold an ad
journed 'meeting in the Einutingdon, Presbyterian church,
on the .Second Tuesday (the 14th) tdt Jane, at U o'clock A.
, ROBERT ELASILE, Stated Clerk.
The PREBBITXRY or crikinarrun win meet ire
Crab Apple, on the "Third Tuesday. or Jou% at 11 o'clock
A• *.• MOFFAT Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY :OP BLAIRSVILLE _adjourned to
meet at Armagh. Indiana County, on the Third Tuesday of
Jana, at' 2 o'clock P. M. The opening eermon will be
preached.by the Rev. N. H. Gillett subjtat, " The Conroe-
Olen Orthe Soul to God." Daring the Sessions of Peeaby
tery, the Rev. A Torrance will prvaek on the Babied of
;`.The Importaine of Family . Worship
'Mei:Oben coming by Ilialroad, win atop at Nineveh Ste.
2IME 'where conveyances ,
*Dr be provided to Armagh.
\ JAMES DAYIS, Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY 01 , BEAVER will meet
Sewickley, on the Second Tuesday of Jane text, at II
o'clock A. M. D. O. REED, Stated Clear.
The PRESBYTERY OP ERIE 1 , 411 meet in the church of
tairelew, (not. tlfalcvlew Tfilsigej on the second Tuesday
(14th) of June, at'S o'clock P. M. Members from theSoutts
will Mimi the Edinboro' and Erie Plank Road at ta'Rean
and ilMolsellor the - home of A. Oatmhey, Esq.
Stius j tpartmtitt,
THE, NAT.Cl , lfea Paracmut.--The number for
May, hak been a long time reaching W 3 ; but we
find it,contains three able sermons. This monthly
improvnt With advancing age. -
We are under obligations to K. T. Kennedy and
, Ercither, of the Pearl Mills, Allegheny, for a sack
.of flour from wheat harvested in De Soto County,
Kiss:, on the 23d of last May. The Messrs.
'Kennedy are active and enterprising, always sup
plying their many - customers with the freshest
and test'.nur of the season.
London * Quarterly.
The' April number is able, fresh, and vigorous
as usual. 'The Review of Carlyle's Frederick the
Great is very trenchant. The article on Bunsen's
•Egypt and thei Chronolegy oUthe Bible is the
most important and ably worked out in the num
ber. The conclusions of Bunsen are submitted
it; the, ordeal of the"strictest criticism and shown
'to reit!, in many instanCes on traditionary turaieett
rather than historical facts. The political article
Styled' 4 4 Foreign Affairs=-War in Italy," via be
mad 'with unusual interest as it . diieuesee4l3.
'Jerre std phsitidn§ dr itutaril. •