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PITTSBITRGIE, - JULY 23, 1859.
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desire a rinnivinli hOWeirere In the ifienie
of walllngt,ihile wignal should be omitted, we
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DIRECT 'all Loners avid Convomanicattcrob
to DAVID NoKINN/AT Pittsburgh,*
POPULAR SOVERBIONTY.-0 11 our fourth
page we pr4tient the views of one who would
maintain the people's right's. H . n . would
have the majority to rule, under God, in What--
ever rightfully belongs to social interests.
MONOWGALIA .ituapiarr.—This inetitit
tion, located at Motgatitown, is ,cou
ducted by Rev. J. R. Moore, with five As:.
aistants. The Catalogue, under date of
June, 1859, gives 'the mines of ninety pu•
pile in the Classical and Mathematical De=
partment, and fifty:seven in the English
KENTON :COLLEGE. The Theological
Department of this institution .is presided
over by Rt. Rev. Charles P. Mllvaine,
The recent Catalogue shows an; attendance
of, twenty•one ; young • men, candidates' for
sacred orders. In the College proper, there
are osse,hundred and twenty seven students,
and in the Grammar School, eighty.one.
JEFFERSON COLLEGE.- I .Tifi last Annual
Catalogue gives the nimber of students 'at•
tending in this eminently useful
as 216—Seniors 65,,Juniors 51, Soplioinores
59, Freshmen, 41.
The Comtaerfeement,'noW ';near at hand,
will call together many, we hOpe, of 'the
Alumni. Jefferson 'is not to be forgotten.'
PITTEStniGH FEMALk : T
Rev. I. C. Pershing has-` been elected
President of this Institution,' under the
care of our Methodist Episcopal brithien,
and will enter upon his new , duties as Hoop
as he can
, be released from *the church +at
East Liberty,-whieli he has now in 'charge.
We know Mr. Pershing' to ,be it` , Irian , of
*OdDBUIIN FEMALD ISRm=mty.=-Tlie
First Annual Catalogue of Woodburn Sem
inary, Morgautown,,ya., : si t kows an attend
ance.of sisty-eight youngiaciies. : , It, also,la
under the .SnperintendSgue of Rev. J . : 11.4
Moore, with Mrs. Moore as Principal, and..
three assistants. The facilities for-a-good
female education keeffialmiwitb.wWas they
eltontedOniifen'yOrtirei With' ticone . xenjoyed
by our sons
There is a`wise'and good Providence con
trolling all events. The terrible war in
Italy, 'Must finally. übserve the Gospel of
Peace. !The ; following -statement indicates
that the 'goodie near : •
There recently` arrived at Florence, a
Swiss Protestantclergyman, who= is preach
ing religitinaliberty tethe Itiliens,rtn their
own language. this privilege iii one of the
first fruits which the admirable' tuseiati l
revolution )haa produced.. -.A. , lFlorence 'cor
respondent ;of the Providence Journal,
says: W,ouldit ; pot buwerth wbilefor,some
of our American Protestant Nissionery
defies to take steps fir the establiahinenkof
a chapel here ?
Improvements •in the way of building,
are rapidly on the Udiranee, in *Pittsburgh;
this season ;' Mid we are pleased to find that
the churchee are not neglected. . ,
The FirstPre;byterian church is under
going•very' mifenisive repairs, in ttarinteriort‘
The Secoa 'church Progiesees.
lofty towers' are' rarsirig lii`gh` Weir heads.
Its completion le 'iipieteir, -
The Third church is being" renovated.
A recess will be ',added in the year, of the
Theiyindows will be Telighted, the
roof renewed'„ the walle and eteeplepeinted,
and the•pairement about the edifice relaid.
The Methodist 'church, corner of 'Liberty
and Hay Streets,is to be made a - fiiie build.
ing. The work progresse& under theli;
and skill of many workmen,
A "Fourth of July: Sermon•
We love " The 'Fourth." We would'
keep up the recollection of the aay for the
benefite of the event ~commemorated. qu i
that day, a fewand feeble people d t eal,arei
themselves a : iation, free of right, , ind inde
pendent, and •- they made their appear tc;
Him who riles over ‘S . ,I. He heard'
And now, an annual tribute of praise should
ascend. What more, appropriate l 4bau the
assembling of a congregation, irthp, Lord's
houseffor purposes worsfLip,l
We have before us an excellent 'sermon,
preached ' in the Presbyterian church' of
Lawreneevilli,`'on • the last Anniversii7 of
Amerioan IndeliChaeuce;'"by the pastor,
Rev. Ricihatill,g.'," It is' published by re•
quiet, ond, : is,for sale`by John
Pittsburgh. We trust that many, will pur
chase and4ead. 3
The Presbyterian Quarterly 'Review:
Number twenty-nine (Jul ) ) is on our
table. possesses great Interest. ;The ar
ticles are,: I. ;Theology of Dr. Taylor:;
The Itonianoe of' the ItoseVlll. Law ; IV.
The Gendral "Ansembly N. `S.,) of 18.59 ;
V. Travels in Distant Lands VI. Notices
The.Review l of ,Dr. Zeylor'cr Lectares too
the Moral Government ortGod, iskinstruc
ti,Ve. ''The anther's 'sentimenta are, Strongly
F . not fatly` endorsed. lire
can apPreclate the reasoning;but jve . cannot
approve the positions of author or reviewer;
The article on the Assembly has much
value, as showing the 'state of affairs be
tween the New School` and' thelOongr"ega
tionalists ; and' also as great
movement of the New Aabool In abandon.
ing thaground they
polity nearly ra .generation . ago, and ; whit*
was one of 4he -tinfluellebe - ziesulnig to' , ..thb
diviaibn of the Presbyterian Church.
the 'isms of Colvin familiar to the
Christian world. It is attached to a much
doctrines. The term. Calvinistic is not
applied to these doctrine; 'badman they
originated with _him, for .they were
,Feached by qh,ristand, his Apostles; they
are fl inteilw%ven''wA i iii'th l e th arhole texture of
Satiptitte7;•=tofd=isFlong=aszaz - -pure- Gospel
promulkatekinttbe early ages of the
CliniclilltititeWthinevere these doctrines
.setiorth—But-Calvin-was-their- great.- er
pounder in modern times. He brought to
tbeit . eisininetion the most earnest piety,
!ma' power of intellect and wealth of learn
ing r unequilled by any expositor,,from Apes
toll° days until his own times. And greatly
atv theee doctrines lave been misunderstood; , '
and much as they have been misrepresented,
both intentionally and and F . unintentionally, by
enemies and , byfripnds, and notwithstanding
the obloquy and detraction , with. which the
memory of 'Calvin ' has been visited, the
great'Systein'Of truth Which'he Set forth' so
distinctly and defended so ably, remains
unshaken. This is nbt all. Every , stu
dent of history,- and every careful observer,
cannot failio4otice -that just proportion
to the increased' study of Scripture, and
growing reverence 'for the Word , of God
among, the Christian, denominations styled'
EvangelicaVis-there a nearer approach to
the doctrinal truthw held and deelared by'
tiee 'gretit'Oenevan Reformer, who "trine
fornied an obseure Alpine city into a metro
polis of., the. hnmen, mind." , Silently, but
certainly and' irresistibly, is this process going
on, even among`those whose early prejudices
and denbminalional ittiehmeits blind them
to the knowledge of the fact.
Calvin was; a man of ;great and varied
attainments, Performing many it difficult part,
any one of which , would have entitled any
ordinary mau to a .conspicuous ,place in the
annals of history, with promptness, accuracy,
and efficiency. He was a , profound scholar
in profane, and`sacred. learning. ] His lumi
nous CoMinentaries, dedipated to the moat
illustrious personages of ;the age, even mod
ern theology, - with all its superior facilities,
has never; surpassed._ 'As a theologian, he
was Scriptural, exact, diseriMinating, and
unanswerable. He was an', enlightened
statesman,, to whom orators and historians
delighted to do honor. 'He was the
Umpire to whose deOisiori the' most distin
guished Scholars and .Bivines , yielded.:., He
was the paator to whom the burdened sinner
went that he might be led to Jesus;; to whom
the sorrowing' Christian repaired, that ,he
~find consolation;, and who fed the
finch Over which the Holy ghost had made
him overseer. And- t at the, :same time he
Was the counsellor , and obrrespondAt of
statesmen, princes, Queens and Xings. "So
powerful was the position be occupied, so
Untiring waahis indUstry, And so,enrpassing
Were.his abilities,' that , he• became inveeted
with an almotit universal Apoitolate. -And
now, after the 'lapse of three COSiturietiYhie
influence is still Widening and deenening
and will continue to do so, as 'the great,,aoo 7
trines he loved, and.with whichlis fame, is
so 'closely connecteti,,:tecome' incorporated
more and more with .himan enlightetiMiet
How natural is it for us tb`deeire(to know'
net merely the outward life and public, teich
lugs of such- 'a mans, but also` the inner
sKings,,thc motives, by,which he, •was ,aetua
ted, and the-utterances , of his spirit, as it ,
ot ponred out' in his familiar and cenfiden
tialcorrespondenCe ? This is the very priv
ilege allowed us in the two veinmes befere
us, and in the stwo yet to follow. xA few
days before , his•death, and in - one of the lasty:"
conversations' reported to 'its by his ,'dearly 'I
beloied friend, Theodoie Be:za, Calvin ,
ing with tremuloushauds to almost his only ,
possessions of Any value, in this, world, his ri
manuscripts and his correspondence:kept up
for a quarter ofa eintury; requested : that
these memorials might be preseried, and that
a selectiOn haul 'his' letters !should= be
sentedte'theßefoirried ChUrches,is evidence .;
of the intetestand affection he felt for theca.
This request, though sacredly,, cherished,,
could :be ;fulfilled onlydn part, in- they 16th '
Century: r The Plague Irat,iingifor the third
tit!: in genein; the state
~' things France ,the `breaking out Ofthe
War to the Massacre of- St: Bartholomew;:
the great- Idisasters - that had 'cOmis on' the
Protestant cause; and the 'dangers :that
threatened the city' of the Reformation, all"
tended, to delay the ~Work. , And even pri.
vete friendship' and conscientious judgment,
doubted if , it was' nof left for a inture day 'to
receive 'a treasure' so valuable. But the
preparation to diseharge the trust comm it ted
to his filen* by, the dying Reformer, own
meneed ate,onee.:: , The. originals .of , sr.. vast
number of 71dt - era - addressed to Fiance; Eng; v'•. .• , ,
; The ,Rev. : Dr Maclean remarked upon the
land, Gertz/inland Switzerland,Were secured power •of kindness and lovei in relieving the
at„ miseries of mankind, and especially the in
and added 'to thole already '
Geneva. To this work, Charles de jonvillers 3 ' sane: ' ''' ' • ,
The Rev. Ntm. Campbell, 1).. D. a' Pro
addressed hiumelf4with the zeal of a disciple I
• for" twenty"
and the -filial reverernie of a - son, fer,, Reformed. . , -
long "yeat'el, requiring distant journeys `great IDutch- Church, New Brunswick,.
expenditnres,carefiiirasearelles, andimniense • / N. 3.; 'said - he was , not a Tennsylianian,
labor, under the vigilant supervision oftlte,ria. thciugh'greitly indebted to Pistinsylvainahe
This iwits•the origin of , Calvin's Latin corms- ' an education reeeiveilafone of:her:Conceit,
pondence•publisheikin '1575: : . : ~ -. but 'rejoiced in the`''present movement;
an : in all,, the,, „ umane enterprises of -the
But it reineinefifor our own day to Witness
the,publination of both his Frenchand Latin,. State Ss redeb. as 1 9y , Pe.tesYllrallial?- cou l 4
corre s pondence, and open .
Faith was. neoesssry•to success in this tin
up4for history a• .
dertaking, and throtigh 'faith qt intiksrio
rich .mice hitherto ,tinexploind. r . I,,No,twith
;standing the; in,vestigations_of theseveral distin“ ee ' 4 *' * . : ~ , , ~.., , „,' , ,`,
i h a Protestant -, ~...
.: . . „ .After the benedietion had been' '''''''
gins e authors, and especially of • • .., - PrP
pi." Paul . Henry, of 'Berlin,' a general end m' unced, tte assemblage:partook ; 9f a `
iitithentio 'collection of `Calvin's correspond-;collation prepared -for the occasion: . . . !
ileriscs,,,the,,gieater , part of. which, has, been, plc' present building' Will,have a front: v at' i
buried -in 'the. , dust of , libraries :for • nearly three hundred and foitifive feet,' althorigh.
threecenturies,- is . now for the- - fireCiiine the entire edificewhen completed, will be over' ,
064 to the' - "public. This - 'collection` is the'. seven hundred feet long: :The contracts
iCanft of five years of study' and research for pliiiing the part now in process of con
among the in:hives of SwitzerlaunrFrance struction under 'roof amount' to - $47,000.
Germany ; and England, by the Rer!Dr
The entire completion and fuinishing of this
liilen Bonnet, arid comprises four Volaineii; - part will require some $50,600,--niore. The
of which only two arC yet pribiished:' ,. ,Th'e means now" in the hands of the managers
Whele e are $50,000 from` the State ;',510,000 from'
greaPendence covers a r period extend.,-;
'ling from May.. 1528,in ' May 1564, and i4vOnali• . 7l.,a 6 4a.l l eoeaent $5,9,09 !rate'
includes over iboAnridte.'dilettiars. The two #•ke lite Rev ,19440, Ai : 4 i'l present
Volume's ',now -, befign - noodonsist - - Of thine there are one hundred:and four patients' tin .
der-the mire of "this institutioncin the build - `litindied . :?sind! thirty-nine' 'letters, 'bringing '
dal): Ili 'correspondence CO . ' 1563'' geien ' ing - timPbrarilY ; : )6 ° ll Pie4 l7 SixtY - tane new
y e ars her*, his '
death, which, took place:in patients have been received within the kit
1564. -Thesklettercare addressed to Francis, six faßnths,, and fifty r94X dismissed., alt. is.
! Daniel, 7.llbigender, Bullinger, Pixel; 'the' estimated ' that there ' are .no liege, than two:
thousand iniane perioni in -Western
Chu oh of Geneva,' 2viiet, * g oonithi,.. - bie:
~..zLifl:.i ,iit-. ~ 3- ..,,, ;0-4 , -- sylianiar and five thousitirdi iii the'inollii"
i tiat zTT ijoir m t&V 0,,, z 4 m . V oic i p if„, d , fro am e , . 8E 4, 1 ; 1,,,,,t4,e„ , e41 ,, ,Aiiit.,4 , ,, ,i vinit 0 4 .1.. x1 , e , ce . r. . i,
Originalltdatitawripta, and edited with , Ilittloriaat f.: ' `
Notes.. ; ty c ii r ,i,,r t a r izm inett . t vi,),LaL an d it m, ,i ts for completing this building at,an i early
, ti 'sV a ti 45 4i ip i end inx9 ro lAtttr i rittWe r a f rina n l. ;dnvi,inJ.vin:yi urgent, ,and-thet rit ynallslo,nilly .
Board of Publication. Plifienr"ghl 4 Bilar l e ip',/ / * forma fromthe Bate, inni.froin themetilthy l ,
Grolporiaje licionut, 13t. Clair Street . , the generous, and the pions.
THE PRE BYiTEVIAN 'B NN
ER AND ADVOCATEu 4
lanothon, Ormitiner,_Bucer, laithet," de Palms?.
Masoning, tir D4iire of Somerot, Edward
VI., Lelius 'Elociinus, Lady Ain Seymour.
Not only do they illustrate
~,t4,13 , 11,6 , 11V,4 4
IFil7aTter of the but they also reveal
to, tur much oonoerning the eharseter Viand
principles of those to whom they are
addreasedi - SiOrow: important liglA upon
many ft&atiiiiti}tlie 'Etieleiliasheal;Hiatory of
the-Reformation.Dr. Bonnet: names among.
the special and liberal patronsuf r , bis under
() i' ' i f' *a l )° re .*
tab-D.llllr. onk ise, of era,
ox, of New York. The first two volumes
were issued in Edinburgh,' Scotland, but
owing to unforeseen circumstances the far
ther 'prosecution of the work there, was
arrested. A benevolent gentleman of New
York,''understood to be Mr.. Lenox, gen
erously purchased the copyright of the
Letters, and - transferred it• to the Presbyte
rian - Board of Publication. " Students of
Ecclesiastical history Will find these letters,
an invaluable aid in the study of the history
of the. Church in .the age in which they
were written, and in forming a correct opinion
not only of Calvin, but also of those who
acted' • with him, and of the men and the
principles that opposed 'them. EVery
Presbyterian who• can command the means
should- enrich his library with these previous
deposits,: and lend his' aid in
How interesting to, view, the great Re
former in all the phases of his eventful life,
from the inbseure scholar' of Bourges and
Paris,' flying front - the 'stake into exile, until,
dying in triumph, he is aisle to'conteMplati
his work ,as completed; Here, we heve the
familiar outgushings of friendship mingled
with 'grave questions of theoloay, the heroic'
breathings of faith; and the Prefeundest: poll
oy rof stateimanihip. Herer we see him
exhorting with the , same autherity, the hum.
ble Ministers of the Gospel amid thumoun
tains Of. Switzerland, and the powerful Mon
arehi of 'England; Sweden, and
where else . cane such , a,correet idea of Calvin,
as alnan, a scholar, a statesman, kfriend,
Divineiand a Christian,' be obtained, as from
Western Pennsylvania - Hospital for the
Insane., • ,
The, corner stone of the , edifice to be
erected for this benevolent and philanthropic'
institution, on the farm purchased for its
use, was laid last Wednes4ay forenoon. The ,
site is admirably chosen on the bank, of the
Ohio river, and on the -line of the'Pittsburgh,
Fort Wayne and Chicago Rsilroid, about
eight mites below this Oity. : ''ThC lolation is
. I'. very healthful, and ih f eSe.' rroanding scenery
is not equalled by that of any other instills
, tion of theskind in the land.
'Upon this, interesting oecasinis, from tiro'
hundred and'fifty to three hundred persons
present, and among the were many
of the men of .wealth, benevolence, and •en
terprise, from the cities of Pittshaigh, Alle
ghenY; and the surrounding country: `
'ilie'Board 'Or Managers,
Thoinaa Bake Well, 'Esq., occupied the Chair.
The proceedings w,ere, opened with prayer
by the Rev. Mr. Preston, of the- Bpiscopal
Church.. Thena : glass urn, .eontainiog
rions historical,doeuments i tnewspapers, &e ,
j was deposited : in the stone,; .;and after
prayer by the Rev. Dr, McKinney, the
Icorner stone' was " '
This was followed fiyan address from the
Hon. Walter S. Lowrie, Chief JUstice of
the State, in which-he alliided td the Eta
that hospitals''and asylu the "reinl t
of the practical workings of ohrisicanity, and
were, ,to be. the Manifestation, of Christian
love •and,,benevolenne among men. This
declaration was strongly fortified by reference
to the early Stragglai'of Christianity `with '
heathenism,Vthe neglect and _ inability of
the latter to relieve the , poor and suffering,
and :by , the 'present efforts in7behalf of the
nnfortunati'of every (dais.
'The next speaker was the, Hon. E. D.,
Gazzam," who spoke of the fact that Penn
sylvania had from her origin been distin
guished for her huinane 'end' reformatory
Dr. .Ourwen, ';whoa has charge of the- ,
Insane , Asyltiriat Harrisbtirg, Said thilit irate
the beginning` of the fifth institution of i dle,
same lind.in this ComMonweilth,. and . ,„tlaat
the first hospital for.the insane, on the:test
ern Continent,- was opened at :Philadelphia,
in 1752.= 'The. Dr. , ' spoke 'of the difficulties
to be' nanuntered; and appealed to the peck
pre for sympathy and siliPport.'
The Hon. J. Moorhead said• he was , a
practical mai, that great Practical diffieul
ties bad been heretofore Meti and many stiff'
awaited them. , A vast amount of; . means
was still/needed, and that neither public
appropriations nor private Contributions could
he applied to a more deserting object:
'fennaneiley of the Pastoid Re'ldiom
This`important subjeet is :receiv•
attention ; but it deserves still more. A peo-
A5A0RA144104e14914)-4 ellATo 3 lo.tk a Wan,
among them as their spiritual guide and in
sfructor,t.exelePt `:with" , a to his confirm.
ing tile theirs fora life time; and it should
be with an equal i view to, permanency, that
a`Minitater would accept of a settlement. ADA'
Presbyteries-Ihould make the - dissolution of
tthis rel V atiopir.a, thing vcry,diffmult, l4 " and to
he consummated only for Very important rea
A minister's spiritual influence depends
very muelrupon - the attachments of his peo.
ple. This is especially' the ease with min
isters;;advanced in, life. And strong at.
tachments of the young to the aged must
have commenced" in the childhood of the
former. There must have been a veneration
nearly synchronous with the commencement
of 'memory.. Attachments also of the aged,
or the Middle aged, toward a minister, to, be
really strong,, must, ordinarily, have com
menced when the minister was young.
The minister, also, who would make a good
provision for .hinsself• in temporal , things,
must not be.a matugiven to change. Before
he commences .a family, and while his hail.
ly is small, let him save'something. How
ever diminutive his salary, let him so live as
to incur no debt for any, thing he consumes,
and so that his little stoek shall be ever in
creasing. And let not his acquisitions be
`diminished, by a' loss of time, loss in the
sale of furniture, loss by injury to furniture,
loss by expenditures, So., St,c., which are in.
°Went to •removals. -
In addition to the loss of the spiritual in
fluence which good 'elan has in a series of
years, acquired with the young and_uld of
his, congregation, and whioh.is annihilated,
or nearly , so, !This removal, we are to esti
mate the loss of the hold' which' he had
gained upon their peeunisry benevolence.
'Every man s who consecrates to a people the
vivacity of, youth,,and - the,. vigor of a fall
manhoodi and the:wisdom of yeers of exlie
rienee;is fairly entitled to- remuneration in
the days of - feebleness, whether resulting
from sickness or old And this is a
claim which there is not one congregation in
a thousand• that will repudiate. It ;is a claim
so strong, and so effective for good, and so
reciprocally blissful in its influences, that
every.miniater should strive to make it his.
But whioh is utterly broken up
and loiikby removals.
The rule ' *that the pastoral connexion
should be as enduring as life. This rule has
its exceptions, we admit; and, unhappily
many, very many , congregations, and still
more pastors, -think,. each that his or their
ease ie the exception. This is wrong; The
thought should be reverse& Every one
should think thak the exception belongs to
others, and not to himself; and to this con
elusion he should adhere till God in his prov
idenee shall= compel him to think otherwise.
Ruling • Elders in Congregational
Of lateSrears, the office' of :Ruling Elder
has been confined almost exclusively to the
different 'branches of the Presbyterian
Church. The Orthodox Congregational and
Independent churches, while professedly
holding +the same great general system of
doetrine, 'have been forlong pearl almost,
, dernoeracies, in, government
and discipline, in distinction from the,
republicanism of Presbyterians. But it
was not so always. The 'old Cambridge
and' Say biro* Platforms, the ancient syin
bole of the 'faith of New England in the
days of her ,sturdy Puritan theology, recog
nine and define the duties of Ruling Elders.
And' formerly there were Ruling Elders in
many'.Of the most flourishiniCongregational
churches. Cotton Mather says : " Few
disereet,,pastors but nnike many, occasional
elders." President Edwards declares ,:
" Discipline is indiapensable, but impossible'
Lately, t a pe discussion of, the propriety
of having Ruling Elders in ~the Corigrega
tional churches, has been revived, in Illi
nois. Atlhe Annual Meeting ,of the Con
gregational Association of that State, :about
one year ago, _ ; -a: .resolution, was
recommending the churches to="- restore the
came a 0 - ordination of elderi." After
,wag referred to' *the
Meeting of the Association for this year.
At this meeting;,recently held at Blooming
fon,.Dr. Edward Beecher, Chairman of the
Committee having the matter `in charge,
reptiited in - favor of Congregational elders-
Bit after another' discussion, the subject
was.referred,to:the meeting for. next year.
Prof. 'Bartlett,- another memberof the-Com
inittee, now piblishes' a long argument
aaamet elders claimincr that this is ami
noriti report .-that should have been submit•
ted to the Association, and reflecting, upon
the <condust of the Chairman. Prof. Bart
lett admits the existence of elders in the
early history. of ' Congregationalism, bat
thinks ; their restoration inexpedient Presi
dent Blanchard-has come to the aid .of Dr.
Beeohcr, - , and%isterts that the newly organ
ized cburchrof Ottawa has;elected elders
whom he ordained. And the 'COngre.
gational Herald, < of Chicago, has an able
and cOnclusive argument in favor of the
eldership.— Dr. Beecher, President Blanch
ard,nnd-others,•anticipate great advantages
to the 99ngregational churches by the re
institution„of elders, and show a disposition
to forestall the judgment of the Association'
5) n -this 'question.
It is one of the signs of the times that
the . necessity,,of having some sort of order
and,,goyernment in, the churches, is/so
apparent as to compel some most extreme
Independents to modify in practicethe sys
t,ein under "which' they have' long acted.
Elipri,:approaeh , to genuine Presbyterian
order, is ,to.be hailed with , thankfulness.
How much better. would it have been for
sound doctrine and efficient church order, if
our Independent brethren; in this country,
had hing , fige adopted heartily, the Presbyte•
rianiorm of Churoh government!' ,
),11rdted; Presbyterian Church.
-The lEvakqeliaiti Repository bontains the
Minutes ,of, thefleperal Assembly of this
• • •
body. - We formerlynored the- leading ;fes•
tures of interest: We now collect the foi
MinistFrs; loastorsi l
CcirakbutedirHorne klissioils; $8;682.89:
h i • Egreige,, • do,- .":81474 00
- . Other Flinds t 5 ,782 66 . ,
Average to each membor;
Seminary of the. North-West.
Our readers will like to be informed of the'
progress of affairs relative to this institution.
.We haveaseenots.yet, no statement:that any.
of the professors elect had formally accept
ed, other !lan Dr. Halsey. The • eipecta
tion, however,-still is, that all will respond
affirmatively to the Assembly's call.
In relation to site, we give the following
from .the St.. Louis Presbyterian:
At:; the ;recent meeting of the Board at
Chicago v ilb prompt acceptance of the no
hie site offered by Charles Macalester„
Esci , of Philadelphia, was pressed by some
of our friends; others who had been inti•
mate with all the negotiations, and being ful
ly assured that Mr. Macalester did not in
any shape appear as a bidder for the site,
would rejoice with all true. Presbyterians if
his offer should provoke others to a more
liberal thing, prevailed to have the whole
matter placed in the hands of a judicious
Execaltive Committee, with some discretion
ary power. The wisdom of this course is
already apparent. We have now twenty
acres :offered a .little North. West from the
cemetery, worth. $40,000, and have little
doubt of obtaining ten acres more near the
same locality. . We have, since the adjourn
ment of the Board, secured, at little or no
coat, a very eligibly situated first class dwell
ing house, with forty rooms, ready furnished
in every department, for immediate °coupon.
ey. We have other and cheering evidences
that our gracious Lord is with us—of this,
more in due time. It is not proposed that
the agents °Khmer= active solicitation
among the churches until after harvest. Pre
sent indications are that When they go among
the people, they will have, little more to ask
than the means to erect suitable buildings.
Let us thank. God and take courage,' 'see
that we fall not out by the way.' Treat
the' brethren in some of the• Synods with
whom we have been constrained to con
tend sharply,' in, the past, with Christian
courtesy. If the think to disturb us with,
efforts to divert young men from our Semin.
ary to Allegheny or to Danville, they will be
greatly mistaken. We tell all the young
men in the land whose hearts the Lord is
turning towards the, ministry, you cannot
do better than to go and sit at the
feet of Plainer and of Hreekii3ridge, of
Jacobus and Humphrey. Perish our insti
tution, when• we cannot feel that with such
men and such Seminaries, , we cannot be as
one. We are founding this Great School
of the Prophets for another age than this,
when'all the good men who have favored and
who have opposed its present happy con.
tie!, are in heaven.
"We 'have `a 'great work to do, and we mean
in all things, as far as in us lies, to live
peaceably with all men.' Z."
Considerable interest is -being awakened
in several districts, in this region, with re
gard to ,the prevailing intemperance, and
the means to be employed to arrest the
alarming 'progress of the evil. 'That some
decided-action is necessary, is evident to all.
At least a dozen of years have parsed away
without any general agitation of the subject.
In the meantime, thoae that were boys then,
have become men, and,many of, them sro-in
danger of destroying both body and soul by
the intoxicating cup, without warning or
admonition. It is time for ministers to be
gin again to preach on the subject, and for
the newspapers, both secular and religious,
to speak out An astonishing apathy has
been pervading. the commtmity, while rum
shops have been increasing; and the drinking
customs of society abandoned by many for a
time, have been renewed.
It is, tkerefore, with heart-felt gratification
that we record, the fact that temperance
meetings are, being held in the different
churchei , of Allegheny City, and in some of
the adjoining towns. These meetingi are
conducted by religious men, and upon reli
gious principles. We will have more to.say
on this subject irom time to time.
At a meeting of. Session of Government
Street Presbyterian church, the following
resolutions were unanimously adopted :
The Session of the Government Street
church dissolving the relations that have
se pleasantly existed between the Rev. Jno
C. Lord D D of Buffalo, and the Govern
ment Street church, as its temporary pastor,
cannot withhold; the expression of their high
appreciation of his ministerial character and
qualifications, .of his genial and catholic
spirit, of the fidelity` with'which he has dis
charged' his paitoral duties, of his lively in-'
terest' in, and deep sympathy for the
success of the Boards of our General As
.senibly, and of his sound and able exposi
tion of the doctrines of our beloved Church,
'and the duties - and responsibilities of its
members.; The Session Consider it a privil-
ege that they have been permitted for even
so short 'a dine, to enjoy the ministrations
and coansels of so` sound a theologian and
so eloqaent a Divine. -
In thus taking leavei of Dr. Lord,- the
Session wish him a safe return to his home,.
a cordial reception, by his Session and his
people, and ar long life of usefulness in his
Master's service. By order of Session,
IV ALtER 'SMITH, Clerk.
LARGE AITD TiIBERAL.—The Rev. MY.
Coen! s church, at' the Sandwich Islands, has
over five thousand members. Daring the
past year the collections far 'Foreign Mis
`sions at the Monthly' Concert, were $1,300,
and the church contributed $4,500 for
benevoleut objects of all kinds.
The Presbyterian quotes from a Roman
Catholicieriodical of Paris :
"'Much may be said on Protestant diver
sities and sects, but one , fact remains certain.;
it is, that nations where the Bible circulates
and iS read, have preserved a strong, deep,
and endiring relicious faith -while in the
countries., where it is not known, one is
obliged, to deplore a moral superficiality and
want of, principles, for which a splendid
uniformity 'of rites cannot compensate. Let
the, learned theologians discuss on certain
passages, on the authenticity of such and
such text, what are such miseries compared
to the healthful and pure atmosphere which
the Bible spreads wherever it is read, whe
ther in low or elevated classes."
For the Preabyterlan Banner and Advocate.
Organization of a Chinch in Wisconsin.
MESSRS. EDITORS -:-A. Church as or
ganized in this county onvhe llth and 12th
inst., which 'assumed the nanie 'of the.Pres
byterittri church of Fancy Creek. Fourteen
persons united in' organization—two of whom
were not previously in connexion with any
church. Mr. Alanson Clark and Mr. Dan
iel' Noble 'were' elected` - Ruling Elders, and
were ordained'on Sabbath in the presence of
an interested congregatfort. Considerable
interest is felt in the prosperity of this little
ohureh; by those who are not the - followers
'of Christ. There is, in feet, quite a religious
interest existing among the people in that
region, and-the prospect of extended useful.
ness On the part of the ohureh is very good '
The; brethren seem to be 'much in' earnest;
and qUite sanguine, with the blessing thi
Ltwa i ns to the `final suceiss Of the enterprise.
One difficulty under which they • labor,
arises out of the fact, that they are at pros
, ; 56,647
The Tempeyanee Movement.
An Important A.dmission.
ent dependent for preaching upon a minister
whose bands are already full—and there is
no other in our connexion, within seventy
miles, who can conduct a service in English.
lUhe •membership is principally , coinpused of
former residents of Columbiana and adjacent
.:(iounties in Ohio.
Richland Centre, Wis., July 1859.
Mr. J.. E ANNAN, of Allegheny City,,has
declined the call to the Presbyterian
church of Xenia, 0.
Mr. B. F. Mr.Eas, was ordained and installed
pastor of the church at Somerset, Pa , by
the Presbytery of Redstone, on the 24th
ult. In these services, Rev. James R.
Hughes presided, proposed the constitu
tional questions, and delivered the charge
to the pastor, Rev. R. M. Wallace deliv..
ered the charge to the people, and Rev.
Jas. Black preached the sermon.
Rev. R. K. SarooT, a recent graduate of
Danville Seminary, has received and
accepted a call from the church of Bowling
Green, Ky., and has entered upon his
Rev. ComN McKiNNEY, of Jackson, Tenn.,
has been elected Principal of the Ewing
Female Institute, and pastor of, the church
in Perrysville, Ky.
Rev. WM. ARMSTRONG, of Ne:w Castle,
Indiana, has received and aceepted, an
invitation to supply the churches of Jef
fersbn and Roseville. His Post Office ad
dress is Jefferson, Clinton Co, Ind.
Rev. J. L. YANTIS, P. 0., late President of
Richmond College, Mo., has been called
to become pastor of tha First church, in
Rev. A. HARTPENCE, of the Presbytery of
Shiloh, New &boo], was received by the
Presbytery of Maury, on the 10th ult.
Rev. HENRY G. Comm°, of Steubenville,
,and Rev. SAMUEL J. BArun, of
Woodbury, N. J., have bad conferred on
them by Centre College, Danville, Ky.,
the degree of D.D.
Rev. J. C. MITCHELL'S pastoral relation to
the church of Greensboro',. and Rev. A.
P. SILLIMAN'S. to th - e church of Hebron,
were dissolved by the. Presbytery of Tus
kaloosa, at, its late meeting.
Mr. W. L. KENNEDY was licensed to preach
the Gospel, by the Presbytery of Tusks
loose, at its late meeting.
oar. ooszru n. MARBHALL was ordained
and installed pastor of the Heathland
church, by the Presbytery of Rick River,
on the 15th ult. The Rev. Chas. Axtell
preached the sermon, the Rev. David
Kerry presided, the Rev. Josiah Milligan
gave the charge to the pastor, and the
Rev. Jacob Coon the charge to the peo
ple. Mr. Marshall's Post Office address
is Woodhull, Henry County, 111.
Rev. JAMES H. CLARK'S Post Office ad
dress is changed from Paterson, New
Jersey, to Harlington, lowa.
Rev..JoHN E. 'Aromas has taken charge of
the church in Lithopolis, Ohio, at which
place correspondents will please address
Rev. JAMES B. RAMSEY, of Lyncbburgs
Va., has had conferred on him, by Wash
ington College, Va., the. degree of D.D
Rev. Dr. GEORGE B - anuovnes' pastoral re,.
lation to, the church of Neartown, Pa.,
was dissolved by the Second Presbytery
of Philadelphia, on the 21st ult. ,
Boston and New England.:
The Movable Character of the Population in our
American cities, is seen even in Boston, to which
the idea of a good deal of permanenee as to local
habitation is generally:attributed. Of the fifty
thousand names in the Directory •of last year,
only thirty-eight thousand are found this year;
sixteen thousand new names have, keen added,
and no less than fourteen thousand individuals
have changed their places of residence.
For many years the Book Trade Bales of New
York and Philadelphia, have attracted much at
tention, and have drawn to those cities many of
the most intelligent and reliable merchants in the
wholevconntry. This year the city of Boston in
augurates a regular Trade. Book, Sale, which is to
commence on the 28th of August. This has
awakened very considerable attention among pub
lishers and literary men';"and . tio iwins will be
spared to make the stay of,those who may attend,
agreeable and profitable. , Free roardi of admis
sion to the public institutions, and places of in
terest, have been prepared, and an excursion down
the bay on board a steamer has been.proposed.
Our friends, Messrs. Gould d• Lincoln, are mak
ing preparations to serve up another lot of those
good things, for which theiihonee has' become so
famous. Among other thingd they :have now in
press, The Puritans; or The Conti Church, and
Parliament of England, during the reigns of Ed
ward Sixth and Elizabeth, by Samuel Hopkine,
in three volumes, octavo; Lives of the Billet).
Novelists and their Styles, by. David Masson, 'M
A., who is favorably known to the American pub
lie through his admirable lie of Milton, lately
published by the same house ; Paul the Preach
er,„by ,the Rev. John Eadie, D. D. ; The Leaders
of the Reformation, Luther, Calvin, Latimer, and
Knox, by Rev. I. Tulloch, D. D., well known
from his celebrated prize essay on Theism;
Nehemiah, a 'Model for Business. Men, by Rev.
Hugh Stowell; Popular Preachers of the Ancient
Church, by Rev. Win. Wilson. -
The Young Men's Christian Association has
rearmed religious services at the'tent, on Boston
Common, every Sabbath evening, at 6 o'clock.
Atthe first meeting, not less than three thousand
persons were present, of whom at least
The death of the distinguished . lawyer, Rufus
Choat4 is very widely and deeply felt He en
tered Dartmouth College in 1815, and graduated
with the highest : honors in 1819. For a year
afterwards he was a ;tutor in the College, and
immediately afterwards spent about_ a year at
Washington City, in the office of that genial
spirit and eloquent man, William Wirt, Attorney
General of the 11 cited States. He was admitted
to the bar at Danvers, Mass., im1824 ; in a. year
or two removed be Salem. In 1832'ne was elect
ed to the National . Efouse of Representatives,
Where • he served one term, but declined a . re
election. In 1834 he removed" to Boston, ac
quired a large and important law business, and
soon hemline one`of the acknowledged leaders of
the Boston Bar. After eight years of arduous
and unremitting toil, in which he achieved Many
triumphs, he was elected to the United States
Senate, to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Web
ster, who had resigned to accept a Cahinet ap
peintment In this position he at once took a
'front rank along with the leading minds of that
body. As a jury lawyer he had no equal in the
United States. In stating a case and explaining
the. - law he was remarkable for clearness and
plainness of language, but when this was dune,
his c actien .became., ne.rvons & passionate, And ex
pressive, while his speech sparkled and glowed.
with fire .And energy. And, however, others
might ,difler from him, on political, , qnestiona,
everybody loved him as a man. As .-a classical
scholar he stood very high; during the dulling ,
stages of a long-'trial, in which both were en-.
gaged as counsel, he and Mr. Webster were found
amusing themselves in making =quotations from
cheek. - authore, and. puzzling one another with
naming the anthers: ) The witticisms of Mr:
Choate, and the: good things hm has said atthe.
bar, arm talked of-at the social board, and in
private °Welt* end quoted as frequentlY as the
most celebrated sayings of Sidney , Sittith- and
Miles Latiab. His pilvate . charabter Norits`Twith
out 'reproachi'"lfe Wee' consfint - 'i r iteadint
upon the ministry of Dr. Nehemiah Adams,
whose evangelical expositions of the great doc
trines of the Gospel he greatly relished:
`The corner stone of the " Neonates/ to the
Forefathers," at Plymouth Rock, is to be laid on
the first of August, with appropriate ceremonies.
Governor Hanks is expected to deliver a speech
on th'e occasion: Already, in this work, some six
hundred tons of Qaincey granite have been im
bedded in mortar.
Dr. Bashneli; of Hartford,' , Conn , has taken
farewell of his people, in a. sermon, in which he
reviewed bis ministry of twenty-six years 9132011 g
them. The sole cause of his retirement was ill
health.' individual members of the congregation
have trabacribed $lO,OOO, to be paid to him in five
annual installments. or to bie family in case of
his decease. His present destination is Minne
sota, where it is expected he will soon locate his
/dr. and Hrs. Sickles have startled the pub
lic by living together again, as husband and wife.
This must be about the last act of the ridiculous
farce connected with this whole affair. Surely
the newspapers that were so industrious in man
ufacturing public sentiment in behalf of Sickles,
the ladies that sympathized so touchingly with
him, the ministers that were so kind to visit the
manslayer in his cell, and to stand by his side
speaking words of encouragement in the court
room, and others who could even in the pulpit
speak approvingly of the act that had been com
mitted by him, would be glad if the record and
memory of the lest few months could be de
stroyed. Let us have no more attempts to screen
the guilty; no more mockery of trial in our courts
of justice ; no more vaporings of sickly senti
ment ; when the private avenger of wrong is to b e
dealt with. The coarse of Mr. Sickles since the
conclusion of the trial, and in the present, proves
the virtuous indignation so vehemently manifested,
to have been anything else than real. However
criminal Mr. Key may have been, the spectre of
his dead body must haunt the thoughts and
trouble the dreams of his assassin.
The vigorous measures taken by the police
commissioners, have done much to intimidate the
Sunday Liquor Dealers. During the last two
weeks most of the liquor shops have been closed,
and the consequence has been emelt quiet Sabbaths
as have not been known in this city for some time.
If the commissioners carry ilk the resolutions
that they have passed, these pests and plague
spots will be rendered in a measure harmless on
that day in which, above all others in the week,
they have been carrying on their hurtful traffic,
with ruinous profits. And at the same time the
affrays, stabbings, and general wickedness,
will be greatly diminished.
But notwithstanding all the educational, re
formatory, and religious efforts that have been
put forth, the expenses to honest industry, for
the protection of property and person in this
great metropolis, are absolutely enormous. The
appropriations for the present year are the fol
lowing, and it is not improbable that even this
large amount will fail to meet all the require
manta in this direction:
For pay of Deputy Superintendent, $2,000
For pay of six Inspectors, each $1.200, 7.200
For pay of thirty Sergeants, each $9OO, 27,004
For pay of one bundled and ninety-eight
Patrolmen, each $BOO, - 158.400
For pay of fifteen doormen, each $7OO, 10,500
Stationary and Printing, 400
Contingent expenses, 1,000
Telegraph expenses, 500
Proportion of general expenses, 4.720
New Station House,, Fifth Precinct, 8.000
New Station House; Sixth Precinct, 8,000
Repairing Station House, Ninth Ward, 500
Fourth Precinct Station House, alterations, 500
The Now York Tribune gives the following sug
gestive facts concerning American Aurnalisns:
There are now printed within the limits of the
Union not less than four thousand newspapers, at
least five hundred of them daily, and five hundred
semi-weekly. Their average circulation we esti. ,
mate at two thousand each for the dailies, two
thousand five hundred for the semi-weeklies,
and one thousand five hundred for the weeklies,
making a total circulation in this country of more
than four hundred millions of newspaper sheets
per annum. Yet in 1813—less than half a cen
tury ago—the total circulation of newspapers in
this country was estimated by Isaiah Thomas, in
his " History of Printing," at only a little more
than twenty millions of sheets per annum. At
that time there were three hundred and fifty-nine
newspapers, of which twenty-seven only were
Whatan advance in less than half a cen
The principal editor of the Hew York Times,
and, the well known correspondent of that journal,
kfalakor r a native of the State of Ohio, are at the
seat of war, in Italy, and agreeably to their vo
cation, are in swift .pursuit of the latest news.
Mr. Raymond was not only able to describe the
last battle from his own observations, but alto,
with the practical sagacity and celerity for which
the enterprising American is sonspicuons, suc
ceeded in getting his dispatches into the mail in
time to reach the steamer from Havre, thus out•
stripping the camp followers of the Paris and
The &kat* America; in addition to its usual
attractions, is - now publishing reliable and well
written biographical notices of the Fathers of
Philosophy. The same journal says of two late
Members of Congress, made notable on several
accounts, personal and public:
As an evidence of what industry and perse
verance will do, it may be stated that the Hun.
Solon Borlandand Hon. Jer. Clemens have risen,
by successive stages, from United States Senators
and ministers plenipotentiary until they hen
reached the editorial chair ; and they are now
associated in the management of the Memphis
We have before mentioned that the Rev. ✓ L.
Hatch, a member of Dr. Cheever's church, hnd
made himself odious not only to the members o
that church and Christians generally, but to all
the friends of good government and good order,
by his advocacy of running the street cars on the
Sabbath, and other things of like character. At
length the church has taken him in band, and ex.'
communicated him from church fellowship and
connexion, because of doubting the Divine ap
pointment of the first day of the week, and also
for bis persistent efforts against the enforcement
of the Sabbath laws.
Bishop Boone, in company with the five lately
ordained Episcopal Missionaries, sailed in the
ship Golden Rule, on the 11th inst., for China,
Bishop Boone is greatly beloved by the mission
aries of our own Church, and was a special frieca
and admirer of the martyred Lowrie.
Rutgers • Pentode Institute has had a score of
years - of uninterrupted success. -Over Eve thou•
sand young ladies have received from it the means
of a thoptigh education since its organization in
The number of students in attendance at tie
General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal
Church, for the year just closed, was 48, viz.:
Seniors, 8 ; Middle Class, 22 ; Junior Class, 13;
preparing, 5. The number of volumes in the
library amounts to fourteen hundred.
Business continues inactive; and the sale of
flour and provisions, at moderate rates, is dull.
The Beat of last week, and the beginning of this,
Several weeks ago we mentioned the Cheering
Fact that not one of the near twenty passenger
railways were permitted to run their cars on the
Sabbath. But the Sabbath is not to confirme a
day of sacred rest, without , a struggle, in this
country, at least in the large cities. There is a
German infidel leaven there that is constantly
working in connexion with self-interest, and
many other causes, to undermine the ,sanctity of
the. First °day of the week. The Dickens and
Thaekeray school of literature takes the same
direction in this particular. And too many of our
daily newspapers hold similar sentiments, or if
not holding them, have not the moral courage to
oppose them. These influences have been at
work - in Philadelphia, and two of the Railroads,
tliel * Ridge 'Avenue and the Green B.lld Coates
street roads, commenced running their CiF9
on:theSabbith. The Mayor has had some of the
drivers and condictiirs• ahestek- and .has given
notice that others would be arrested. I n the
meantime great indignation at the innovation has