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JAMES ALLISON, PSOPlaiti . ol B .
PITTSBURGH, AUGUST 6, 1859.
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while , the year. expires, that we may
make full arraugeosents for a steady supply.
T 11& p.m) WILAPPICIA ladies's. that WO
desire a reiserralf If, however, in the haste
of maillisg, this signal should be emitted, we
hope our friends willutill not forget use
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!Midas whom convonioad• Or, Mad by mails
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nobody with a knowladat of what yew are
doing• Fors largo anunuit9 mad a Draft, or
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or mall motor.
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ar boAter still, road for more. papyri; say *X
or Seventy inuolitraf or for 'PlitirtrallrOO
IDIRICCIF all &otters aml,Comaamotaleationa
VD DAVID IIhiILIDADY & CO.. Platalnargb.
Faximizi.—See an excellent article on
our fourth page, reproving this •ein, and
showing its folly, and its ill consequences.
THE FAMILY CHRISTIAN . ALMANAC, for
1860, has been issued by the Anierisan •
Tract Society. It .is excellent, being the
repository of some 'useful statiOici, and of
many valuable remarks. All families will,
of course, we should think, supply them.
selves with the Almanac loaned by their
own denomination. Next to it , they may
well place the one now before uto
FRESBYTBBIAN CHURCH BunnEn.—The
Presbyterian church occupied by the Riv.
J. Ekin, D.D., of lie Claire, lowa, was, as
we are informed, burned to the gronnd on
the morning of June the 2d, leaving the
congregation in a helpless condition, as the
house was not free from debt. An %nen.
diary was at work.
Refonned Presbyteriaa Church:
The Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian
Church, (New Side,) was constitutO on
the 24th of May, 1809, and embraced
twelve minieters , and elders. Its Fifty-first
Anniversary was held in Philadeiphia,
May of this year, with an ittendence of
sixty members. Some of, the , lest men in
the land are numbered in its ministry. The
Minutes of this year's meeting are published
in the Banner of the Covenant for July. We
do not find any statement of the number of
communicating members. The nuralief of
ministers in the body is 54; congregations,
83; Probationers, 8; Students of Theology,
Efforts to attach this Church to the Uni
ted Presbyterians have failed, thus far, and
the prospect of success is not brilliant.
New School Presbyterian Church.
Last week we gave s. summary of the
Old SAW' Presbyterian Church ; belOw
will be found a summary of the' New School
Breibyteriart Chunk for,, which we arc
debtea ihe _New York - _Evangelist
Synods in connexion with the General Assem
bly, 21,-comprising 100 Presbyteries ; ministers l
1,569; licentiates, 126 ;.osindidates, 869; churl:l
es, 1,485; added on examination, 10,705; on
certificate, 4,832 ; number of communicants,
131,451; adult baptisms, 3,550; ihfant bap
tisms, 4,308. Amounts contributed for General
Assembly, $5,104.15; Domestic Missions, $91,-'
402.88 ; Foreign Missions, $67,796.0 ; •Edn
cation, $65,707.68 ; Publication, , $41,667.21.
Whole amount of contributions, $271,678.84.
'There are numerous items, of a Considerable
amount, which are not included in the above.
while the reports from many churches are far
from complete. Nor are the Synods of 'Mis
souri and Virginia embraced in it, though they
are properly left on the Minutes , since no ac
'don has been taken on their with draws). by the
The Irish Revival.
The readers of this journal have, through
our London Correspondent,:been* kept well
informed of the great work, that has been in
progress in Ireland for some time. Many
years ago, a terrible blight came upon the
old Synod of Ulster by means of the intro.
duotion of Arian sentiments; and it was
not Without a Ding - and severe struggle, that
this leaven was cast out. Since that time,
the standard of piety, has been gradually
rising, the spirit of Christian henevolence
has been enlarging; and a noble band of
ministers has been raised up. But nothing
like a general revival had been experienced
until now, when the Holy Spirit has mine
down with wonderful power. The churchea
are filled, ministers preset' with an unwont
ed unction, prayer meetings are thronged,
sinners are stricken down, and inquirers are
met at every turn. ,
A short time ago a prayer meeting wii
held in the Royal Botanic 'Gardens . of IN:
fast, at which from twenty thou& ndto,thii r
ty thousand persons were present I
This revival thus far, seems to be oharac
‘ twined by great depth and pungency of
conviction. We hope our readeis will care-
fully observe the progress of this ,work as
detailed by our Correspondent, and that
they will make mention of it continually' in
, their prayers.
Pittsburgh Itflinutrjr. '
'The'Ninth Annual Report of this boner
.olent, humane, and Christian Institution, is
on our table. The whole number` of pa
tients admitted during the year, was 178,
.of whom 145 Were Proteetantiv and 83
~C atholies. The average time of stay of th i s
patients was 341 days ; average .nrimher
patients during the year, 18.
At the commencement of the financial,
year tyre was a. debt of $1,146.83 from the
,previous year. .me whole expenses for the
year amounted to $3,865.41; while 'the re
ceipts from all sources wiFe only $3,767.54.
Thus there is a deficiency in the treasury of
81,244.25. This is owiniin a greak'part to
the fact that, sickness in tbe, family-of the
,Director, ROY. Mr. Passaeaut, in November
and December, the time when contributions
to this object are principally nad7, prevent
ed the usual exertion's 'in its behalf:,
We can most cordially commend this In
firmary to the patronage of our readers.
.Daring the ten years of its existence, its
affairs have been administexed-,with the,
,strictest economy and impartiality; the pro
visions of its Charter, and the character
its Visitors, are a guaranty that no perver.
pion of its funds will bre at
the same Jima it his given relief, in the
..kindest and most skillful way, fo'bundredu
GoodtChildren and Sibbith School Books.
The Sabbath School 114 become in
ortant agency for good in the , world,, and,
under wise and proper management, as an
*arm of-thirChureh'irpowevit•may - achieve
results such as have not been yet
pated. So generally have Sabbath SchoOls
been established, that scarcely a neighbor
hood of• any coppiderablesize can be found
where •one has not been organized. This is
so especially if a Ouch exists! there. For
`without church and church super
' ieioty a school" soon loses interest and
lifficiendy. *Bicept in cities where Miesion
Schools are , established, and watched over by
the anemhers of particular churches, the es
tablishment of the Sabbath School without
any Church-to act' as S ()amnion bond and
centre, is most generally labor lost, or at
most only a; tempOrary success. In practice
it is found-that the most effective method of
success in the" 'Sabbath School' effort, in
country districts and new Settlements', is= to
organize the abureh'first,
But our object at present, is not to con
eider this Owe of the trabbathSchool-ays
tem. The establishment of such a Vast.
number of Sabbath Schools, has created a
deniand for a peculiar kind of literature the
production of which requires a rare com
bination ofiqualities; and yet probably less •
attention hawbeen given to thiedepartment
of Christian effort, 'than to any 'Other,
by those best suited to make the most vat
Probably weare,isfe in saying, that the
aggregate publication of Sabbath School
books in this conntry, it the'present time,
exceeds that.of any, other-kind ,of religious
.books. - And these areon t,, operate minds in
their most , innocent and plastic state, when
most capable of receiving impressions for
good or_ evil, and when most easily moulded
into a form 'of feeling and belief, whose in
fluence shall be lasting as eternity. How
important, then, that their -sentiments be
Scriptural and evangelical; that ; they present
correct views of `"God and man ; that delin
eations of life and its duties Abe truthful;
that the motives held oitt be such as God
approves, and all incorrect` and *and
•lin views of religion, and life be guarded
against. At •the same time, care , must be
taken to meet, in the most successful way
possible, the wants and capabilities of the
youthful mind, that it may he attracted to
the Saviour of sinners, be fitted-for useful
nese here, and eternal happiness hereifter.
How far these requisites may have been
complied with by the great Volantary Socie
,or by the Boards of Publication and
Book Concerns of different denominations,
or by private' enterprise, we do not tinder
take to say at the present time. Bat the
subject demands the attention of, pastors,
elders, teachers, parents, and all the real
and intelligent friends of the Sabbath
School as it should be, to au extent such as
it has never yet received.
,• But there is one, thing that has gone
about far enough; and we doiprotest against
its indefinite extension. We refer to the
habit, the Sabbath School books'have, of
making all good children die young. The
casual abserver•is not aware of how many of
these books •do this thing. ' However, let
him go into almost any Sabbath School li=
- brary and take up the little booki in regular
succession, that speak of youthful piety, and
he will be astonished to find how many of
these good Children 'die in youth, and how
few of them reach maturity, and five for , any
great and tided purpose in the world. A
Sabbath School' teacher, who, for intelli
gence, skill, and experience, in her blessed
Work, is scarcely surpassed, told us that the
Children of her class had read so many
books of this kind, that she really believed
they were afraid to become "good," as chil
dren say, lest they would soon die. And
when we take up a Sabbath School book that
in the beginning undertakes to; give the
history of a "good" child, we almost in-,
stinctively predict the result—it dies young.
'Now, we do think that some "good" •
children live to beaome good men and
Women. 'There were Samuels Yiisiahii ,and
Timothys, in former times, <that loved the
Lard from early infanoy, and= we believe
there are some now. We want- good Ail
dien. We want them to live, tot be u se
Al and happy - It 'is true the 'Lord= takes
awarmany of them from the evil to come;
but it is to be feared that the Sabbath
School books lead their readers to belieVe
that a far greater Proportion of such chil
dren die early. Let the . writers and pub:
lishers,of such books give us trne pictures
of life---hopeful pictures.. While- you give
us the biographies of 'some" " good"' chil
'dren; who die very Young, tell Us also of
"some such who live, and hrighten
,pathway with their , smiles, and enliven its
dreariness with , , their blithesome songs.
When, in delineating youthful piety, you
set forth ' Scriptural 'truth, do it preperly;
When you delicribe early religion, do
truly; in its, winning aspects hotly! for time
and immortality. • • ~
The Synod:of the Reformed Presbyterian
Chureh, (Old Side,), held its list annual
meeting, as we before noted, in Allegheny
City. The Minutes, are , published •in the,
July number of the
were present . nitiety.three ministers . ' and
elders. The number , of ministers .in the
connexionis forty eight, and of °hare heis
The renewal of the covenant, debated
and postponed so often, is still thing not
accomplished. Last year the indications
were very strong, _that some thing would be
done this ,year. A , special meeting, even,
was appointed for the purpose. But alas 1 !
procrastination;or indeciiiiion t or a want 'of
will, has carried the day. The Covena,neei' s
notice of the subject is as, fnllows,.,
"THE SPECIAL MEETING.-A Convention
met on the , day preceding that fixed for the
special meeting} its rrhotehureh imAllegbeny,,
and was, well attended: The object ..of-thes
Convention was to compare opinions in re
gard to the propriety of proceeding with the.
renovation of our: covenants, awoontemplated
in the. appointment; of the speoiaLmeeting
of Synod. But few. of> those who; took part
in the discussion, were inclined _to ego for.
ward. Some had objeotions .againat- ithe
Bond; others were influenced by the state
of things in the Church, which waa regarded
as rather;mnfavoralile;; whileall seemel.to
allow_ 11 good ;deal. 1# to the fact in
`reference to the -.penning of the - Bond, to
which allusion 40,K more than ..onci,
made, in A the nagea,of the Cevenanter.l4For
.the purpose of the :discussion a , ,reeolution
.was .presented,. *which .'.-was subsequently
withdrawn, Wing „Answered its deluge in
TAE PREOYTEWA T BANNER AND ADVOCATE
Home and Foreign Record.-
AV 2 '
The number - orthe Record for August,
gives us an article headed, "Annual Meet
ine The> =only'information ,, giverti how
ever, to the ihnreheit„ is the , date of the
meeting and the names' of the ()Meth
elected. In looking over this list, we find
that great chaAges were' made. hy ? " Is
there a change of policy? Would not the,
former officers serve ? Is there more work
to `PS :ileie,:fwhOh) ipi4ittuttly
in trust could not do, or would not do ?
•PresbytSrians are kept quite foci muith in
the dark, respecting the doings of their
agents. By this their cause greatly suffers.
It is true that they, as a people, have
great faith, but in some: things they would
ltaye sight also. Things should ever be so
;done as not to,fear the light. Concealment,
in the transactions of representative bodies,
and of agencies, is ever indicative.of doubt
as to the favorable results of knowledge.
The Board re: 'b. their action of 1851
informittg the Presbiteries that commissions
to missionaries cannot be antedated beyond
Very. earnest appeals for =missionary help
are made from two far separated and 'very
dissimilar sections of 'country, viz., t the
State of. Arkansas r and the New .Jersey
pines. Let both be aided..
Interesting letters, also, Are given from
South Carolina Texas, and'lowa.
Reoweis in June Philaitelihia, $3,084;
at sssl'. ' '
The indications of •a greatly enliirged in
crease in the number of candidates , ' for the
ministry, still Continue., During the 'tiro
months since the Annnal Report, thirty-nine
have been received. The . highest number re
ceived during the corresponding two months
of any year of the 'previous five, was only
twelve. The Lord gather his servants, and
put his Spirit in them, and dispose hie
people to sustain them during their preps
'rations, and afterwards in their labors'.
.11nesiris 'in June : at Philadelphia, $1,162;
at Pittsburgh, $161;- at $3B.-
INDIAN IVID3SIONI3.—The work progresses,
bat no special ckange is noted.
Aritice.The missionaries have suffered
with sickness," far beyond what was usual.
This has impeded the' ork. Mr. Williams
lims..—The- item of intelligence of greatest
importance in these letters relates to an interest
ing religions movement among a sect called,
Kabir. Pants," in villages of the East side of the
Ganges, and to which reference has been made
in a previous number of the Record. These
people have had very little instruction on the
subject of religion, except through the tracts and
copies of the Scriptures distributed by the mis
sionaries in their tours through the country; and
yet they, seem prepared to;beeoine , sineere follow
ers of the Lord Jesus, and in large numbers.
Mr. Woodside writes: I never saw so many
people ready to profess Christ. There ,
altogether SOME, five or six hundred, men, women,
and children, who now intimate their desire to
CHlNA.—Neiis has been received to tile
14th of APril; - but no important - changes
RICSIFTS in , June, $5,387,
The Board tell us of eighteen new publi
, cations. Two of 'them are tracts • one is a
book at $1.00; the others are small books,
mostly 'at twenty to thirty•ftve cents. One
is the Confession of Faith, with the Scrip
ture proofs quoted at length, and the
Shorter CatechisM. This is in paper covers,
at ten cents single, or $8.004 hundred.
Basomuts in June from chinches and' individ
uals, $538 ; from sales, $4,145. 4 :
• 4 ' CHURCH EXTENSION.
REOZIPTS in Arne ; at St. Louis, $1,674;" at
Philadelphia, $198; at Pittsburgh, $294.
Pasienger Railways and the Sabbath,
The friends - of the Sabbath in this'city,
are taking early measures to prevent the
desecration of the. Lord's day by this Pee
senger Railways, and to secure a rest, to the
operatives,'" of one whole day in seven."
A meeting for this purpose was held last
Monday evening,' at Lafayette 'Hall, which
was largely attended, although a violent
• storm that swept over the city, had hardly
ceased to rage at the hour of meeting.
The Rev. Mr. Collier, pastor of the Fifth
Street Methodist 'Protestant church, presi
ded, and,Bobert Davis, Esq., acted as Sec
retary. Prayer was offered by the Rev., Dr.
Douglas, of the Reformed .Presbyterian
church, New Side. Addresses were made
by the Rev. Drs. McKinney and Douglas,
Jasper A. Brady, Esq., Rev. James Prest
ley, of the United Presbyterian church,
It will be seen that these restitutions are
temperate, and at the same time, firm. The
resolutlon providing for waiting upon the
officers of these roads previous to their
going into 'operation, to learn their inten•
dons respecting this subject, and to entreat
them, to honor the . Sabbath, and afford rest
to their eniployees, before ' more coercive
measures are taken', must meet with general
We'hope that this city ,will escape the
infliction of the evils i :connected. with the
whOle - matter of Sabbath travel. We have
already enough to contend with in the shape
of gambling, horse-racing, drunkenness,
rowdyism, &0., without having any, addi-
tional pnblio means of demoralization in
trodueed among us. :
The following resolutions : were unani
money adopted :
Ist. That the Lord's day, commonly called the
Sabbath, is of Divine appointment and of per
petual obligation:; designed to: afford to men 5a
special time for moral and religious improvement
* * , and that the desecration of this day in
public and private by individuals, corporations,
or, Stites, is high-handed rebellion against the
law of .the Supreme .ruler of the world, and must,
sooner or later, if persevered in, subject the
transgressor to condign punishment at the hand
of him who has said, ",Remember the Sabbath
day to keep it holy." 5 F
2d. That we reeognize-that the-Lord's day is
the God : given heritage of man universally, of
the poor man as well as of the rich man, of ser
vents as well as of their employers, and that• any
action that seeks to deprive theta of , it, or to en
tice them to forego its sacred, privileges,, is a
-breaoh of charity by, whomsoever attempted, and
a flagrant injustice. and wrong. ,
3d. That we hail with. pleasure, the ,success of
our fellow citizens in the,eity of Philadelphia, in
stopping-by;-legal process. the running of oars
on the thoroughfares of,that city ,on the Sabbath
day that swe congratulate them,. and will en
deavor. to improve on their example. ,
'4th. That sas we ' the citizens , of Pittsburgh,
are threatened withs like breach of the peace of
the Sabbath, and of the Commonwealth, by the
running of similar cars on our thoroughfares ; a
Committee of (blank) shall be appointed, whose
duty. it shall be to wait on the officers , and diree
tore of the various conteMplated` railroads" from
-tide city to the suburbs, to inform them of -the
opinions and feelings of this meeting, and to
x 4 eSpectfully and. earnestly request them to refrain
from runiling,their care on the Sabbath day.
sth. That we have learned with'great Satisfac
tion, that the Slayer of the City,' has expressed a
deterthination to .stop the running of the cars,
upeu ehevesirliirseconitdaint, anti:that we hereby
pledge ourselves individually and collectively, to
, ! e f _*• 1 ,t 9 , . •
and; byllim, and countena and aid him in
theexecution of the law of t e State.
'sth, That we, regard the tr veling in such oars
meth° Sabbath day, in any idinary 'case, as .'a
violation of the law of God, nd a most perni
cious example, especially tour youth ; and we
hefeby - call'upon'all law' alila g - citizens to toie
their influence to suppress his and all other
modes of deseersting the:l.of , s day.
The following persons were selected as
the Committee contemplated in the fourth
resolution vik • Dr. Robt Wray,- Geo. Vtiri
Black, James Robb, John D. McCord, and
MENDOTA COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE. -
j7S. 'Henderson is theproprietor and
Principal of this thriving School. The
catalogue for 1868-9 shows an attendance of
sizty.three pupils in the Male Department,
fifty. one in. the Female, and tbirtyfive in
the Preparatory. The location is Mendota,
Lasalle Co., 111. .
The efforts which are being made to col
onize, on the West coast of Africa, with
their own freewill, the .free people of color,
and - the , liberated slaves, of the United.
States, we look upon as one of the most
distinct manifestations of Christian benevo
lence of the present day. The African
Repapitory for July, thus -concludes an ar
ticle on the subject :
-There stands 'Liberia, in' clear light, an
independent REPUBLIO. Sprung from a
small ;company:of lesp.tbaxone hundred em
igen% landed in Africk a few years since
in poverty, ignorance and weakness, to plant
and defend the standard of -Christianity and
Freedom ;,•, receiving accessions to their
number of less, on the „average, than 'three
hundred annually; assisted for a short pe
riod, indirectly yet to an important , extent,
by Government; but, considering the mag
nitude of their work, inadequately encour
aged by benevolent contributions; they
have laid open the dense forest, built towns
and cities, and given to ,the gloomy and
frowning aspect of nature a
,new beauty and
life. In peace they have conciliated savage
tribes, and conquered them in war.
They have neither despised the chastise
ments nor fainted tinder the rebuke of the
Almighty., From sad experiences have they
learned wisdom; gained valor from conflict;
walked by, faith when they .'could not see,
and bald fast to hope, in adversity. The
glorious anthem <of David, commemorative'
of the exodus of Israel, has been theirs:,;
and they have cheered their- night of, toil
with " • songs of, faith and = thanksgiving.
They have Aimed and sustained one of the
beat .00NSTITIITIONS of free government in
the world,,and having obtained, by purchase
and treaty, territory extending along, nearly
six hundred miles of the coast and for forty•
or fifty. miles -interior, they have expelled
thence the slave trade, and spread over all
its inhabitants the bright and protecting
wings of constitutional and humane law.
The missionaries of many denominations find
among them friends, a sanctuary and a
horns; Others, instructed in their own
schools, have, becoine the ministers of Christ
to the -heathen; churches, schoolhouses,
courts of justice, attest their, piety, regard
for education, and love ,of 'justice. Men
educated exclusively among them fill, some
of the chief offices of the Republic.
Treaties have been _formed with several of
the great nations of the World, who have
acknowledged Liberia, as an independent
commonwealth ; her flag covering-her own
ships, freighted with the rich, productions of
her tropical clime, has waved in our ports.
If all this ba failure, we may well ask what
would be success F.
In truth, it maybe said.that no expendi
ture by the Federal Government for the
suppression oft,,be ,slave trade, was ever
half .so economical or effectual as that made
in connexion; with. African Colonization;
and that in, view of the present ; and pros
pective advantages of : the Republic of : Li
beria,to, the colored.and, white races, to hu
manity in all,its relations,• and that blessed
Kingdom of God now hastening to univer
sal dominion-,-,—the total cost of this: Repub.
lie is utterly inconsiderable when compared
with the sublime, glorious end attained.
The Waldenses no Baptists.
Rev. Dr. Revel, of Piedmont, writing to
Rev. Dr. Baird, of this country, says
As to the questions which your have ad:
dressed to me, touching the mode of admin
istering baptism, I hasten to answer them
in the briefest and most precise manner
possible. 1. The mode of baptizing in our
churches is pedoimptism, by the sprinkling
pure water on the forehead by the minister,
who pronounces solemnly the sacramental
worde, Matt. xxviii : 19, in the name of the
Father, of the 'Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
2. This practice has never varied in our
Church, and.we have never had, nor do we
now have any opposing or Baptist party."
3. Although the Waldenses of Piedmont
have always been Pedo baptists, we find.
enemies who accuse them not only, of reject
ing the baptism of children, but baptism in
general ! This accusation has apparently
some foundation, inasmuch as in the middle
ages it was brought against those who in
the South of France were called WO4BllBOl,
but who were a portion of the Cathari. It
is thus that the work of Raineriotts, " COn
tra Waldenses," sets . forth and charges,
upon us the doctrine's .andf practices of the
Cathari; but you know that the Cathari,
who for . a long time existed in the
South of France, derived their doctrines
from the East, which therwrought up into
a mixture,of Gnostic, Manichean, and
PauliCian principles, with some of the
truths of the Gospel, and that, according' as
,there were' more or les& of 'the' Evangelical
element, they professed a dualism absolute
or relative. But the. ' Cathari were
agreed in rejecting all4hat , .wis traditional
and external. They pretended to re.estab
lish the primitivelandrispostolic simplicitY,
and this under a form corresponding to their
'cam principles: They rejected pedo baptism,
and for the most part, baptism in general.
The first class maintained even that John
the Baptist was an agent of Satan, and that
his baptism was , a means of enrolling dis.
= They pretended that, in the New
Testament, baptism stands for repentance.
The true baptism for them was made by the
imposition of hands, and the prayer which
they called consolamentum, and the latter
was of a double nature. They had one for
the credentes (those who were just intro
duced into the sect,) and,another for those
who were called perfeoti or conaolsiti.
Rev. J. V. JENNISON'S pastoral relation to
the church of Phoenixville, Chester Co.,
Pi., was dissolved by the Presbytery of
Philadelphia, on the 26th ult.
Rev. N. SHorwErir., of B.untingdon r Pa.,
has accepted, a call from the church_ of
Rutherfordton, North Carolina.
Rev. JOSHUA PHELPS; D.D late of Du
buque, lowa, has accepted a call frctna the
Westminster church, Beloit, Wisconsin.
Rev. J. Jorms' Post Office address is
changed from Scottsville, N. Y., to Wyo
ming, Wyoming County, New York.
ibev. AN. iur
LuOx EaNTERS, /ate supply of the
Bethel'Aurch, has. removed to Gonzales l
Texas where he will labor as a aunply for
Rev. Dr. 'LORD, of Buffalo, N. has ,re.
- turned !roar. hie sajourn.at the South, and
is again occupying his own pulpit , " and
perforaning his pastoral labors
Relic GAF. GOODUUE''S Post address
is Brewster's Station, N. Y.
Boston and New England.
The large amounts to be gained by'Small Say.
inga, or to be preserved by guarding against those
siriglt Vtiritinineessiry expenditures that' do so
muoh to cripple industry and interfere with thrift
is Well illustrited by the history and aliened; of the
Boston Five Cents Savings Bank. This institu
tion went into operation some five years ago,
and has noir more than twenty thousand `deposi
tors. In the meantime the deposits have reached
the large sum of $2,000,000.
The' Annus/ Visitation of:the Boston Schools
previous to the Summer vacation, was attended
with' highly satisfactery reialta The teachers
have been diligent and successful; good profi
Money has been made by the pupils; and the
medals, according to ancient custom, have been
distributed to the meritorious. At the festival,
given in honor of these medal scholars, the Rev.
Dr. Neale told them to enjoy themselves during
this vacation, and referred to the fondness of
Daniel Webster for , fishing. He said that on
the day before Mr. Webster gave his address at
the laying of the corner stone of the. Bunker
Hills Monument, when General Lafayette was
present, he hauled a large trout out of the brook
and addressed him, " Venerable Sir, you. are
known in both hemispheres, and, posterity will
revere your memory." These words were not in
tended for the trout, but for Lafayette, the next
The inauguration of the Statue to Webster is to
take place on the 19th of September, the two
hundred and nineteenth anniversary of the found- 1
ing of the city of Boston, on which occasion an
oration will be delivered by Mr. Everett.
The doubts raised by Wilson's New History of
Mexico, published - by Chalien & Son, of Philadel
phia, concerning the authenticity of many of the
statements in Prescott's' History of Mexico, are
beginning to excite considerable attention among
men given to historical inquiry in this region.
The review of " triison's Mexico," by the pri
vate Secretary of . Mr. Presoott, in two succes
sive numbers of the Atlantic, is not received by
any means as a finality on the subject. Mr.
Prescott's own veracity and honesty of purpose
is not in the least degree impeached, but tte
charge is against the Monkish and romancing
chronicles by which he was misled. The fact
that the physical conformation of the country
adjacent. o the city. of Mexico, is so widely dif
ferent from' what the ancient Spanish historians'
represent it to be, has led to the thought that
they may be in error with respect to• many other
The Young Men's Christian Association has se
cured over $15,000, toward the erection of the
contemplated hall for its purposes. The last
year is said to have been a prosperous one in the
history of the Association.
Since the Boston Branch of the American Tract
Society, has withdrawn from the Society -at New
York, and set up business on its own account, it
has also established an agency in New York.
But the Society in New York has no intention of
abandoning the New England field, but has insti
tuted a new branch, to be called the "New Eng-
land Branch of the American Tract Society at
New York," embracing an Advisory Committee,
and a Secretary, having its head. quarters at No.
8 Cornhill, Boston. The circular of the Tract
Society at New York, states that this action has
been taken in amordance with the judgment and
wishes of many of its friends and pat
roue in New England, some of whose names
are given in the circular. These names 'include
not a few of the most influential clergymen and
aymen in this part of our land.
The .Episcopal Church in New. Hampshire. num
bers only fourteen parishes, sixteen ministers,
and seven hundred and twenty-six commindoants,.
Ths Christian Mirror, published at Portland,
Maine, and an able representative of Congrega
tional Orthodoxy, has just now completed its
87th Volum:ie. The first editor was the Rev. Asa
Rand, who` - issued the - "Prospectus" in July,
182/ He was succeeded by the Rai. Asa Cum
ming; in August 1826. Dr. Cummings, as .he
b ecame afterward; was the friend and biog
rapher of Dr. Payson. The present editors and
proprieters are Charles A. Lord & Co.
.-The First Congregational Church of East Hamp.
ton, Connecticut, dismissed its pastor about three
.years ago, and since that time has had no less
than 'seventy" candidates before it I Ministers
cannot look upon this congregation with very fond
eyes, or the people must be exceedingly diffterdt
to be pleased. Probably this is another instance
of the reprehensible coarse' adopted by some
churches, of sending far'and near for the min.:
'biters Supposed to be moat available. If a vacant
congregation wishes to weaken its moral strength,
to turn the thoughts of the people away from the
great end and aim of preaching, and to secure
divisions into its counsels at last, let it send for
a large number of candidates. The results may
besntieipated with the greatest confidence.
Edward Hopkins, Governor . of Connecticut,
who died is 1657, left the bulk of his property, in
Connecticut, amounting to about £l,OOO,- to be
devoted tdthe support of two Grommet; Schools,
one in Hartfoid, the other in New Haven.. And
in 1660, ,forty years before Yale College was
founded, the New Haven Grammar School went
into operation. The two hundredth anniversary
will occur, next year, and will be duly celebrated.
At the Commencement of Yale College, held last
week, the degree of A. B. was conferred on
one hundred andfive members of the last Senior
Class. The exercises of Commencement proper
occupied an entire week. A few honorary A. M.'s,
M. D.'s, and L. L. D.'s, were conferred, bat no
D.D.'s. A large number of former graduates,
and distinguished strangers, were present. The
vacancy in the Faculty, occasioned by the death
of Prof. ,Olmsted, was not filled, although the
number of applicants was great. Prof Porter is
said to:retain his connexion with the . College, and
to have declined the appointment to the Dwight
Professorship of Theology, to which he was some
time ago elected. The oldest surviving graduate_of
the College is now joshua Dewey, of Brooklyn,.
New York, of the Class of 1787, and the next
survivor is the venerable Rev. Daniel Waldo, late
chaplain to Congress, of the Class of 1788. The
whole number of graduates, from the foundation
tof the College until the present time, is six thou
sand eight hundred and ten, of whom three
thensand three hundred and twenty-three still
survive. Of the whole number of graduates,
there are still living seven hundred and sixty-five
ministers, while nine hundred and fifty-six min
isters have died. The entire receipts of the Col.
lege, from all sources, during the year, have been
$55,489.77; and the entire expenditures during
the same time have been $54,369.54..
The Peace News from Europe has somewhat
disarranged the calculations of a portion of the
mercantile community, with regard to the basis
on which investments are to be made, and obliga
tions assumed. The chief cause of apprehension
just now is our Indebtedness for purchases made
abroad lasts year. This must be satisfied by
specie, for Europe does not want our produce,
and, shipments of cotton are not made at this
season of the year ; nor is this all. ' The goods
we now buy must be paid for in six months, and
the importation of foreign goods to New York
alone, last week, was nearly four millions, against
two millions in the corresponding weeks last,
year. This state of things is about the only
shadow over the bright promises of the future.
The Wheat Crop of the country, just harvested,
is estitnatednt - two hundred and out millions of
bushels, or forty millions . of barrels. So that is
view of the present , condition of things one of
the leading journals says
There is a certainty, therefore, of a year s hoth
of plenty and of cheap food ; .and out of such a
condition. of things springs , tha highest and most
widely extended prosperity. .The- West looks
forward with joy to relief from its burdensome
debts; the railroads to. increased receipts; the
merchants' to enlarged trade; the manufacturers
to a steady and profitable demand •,' and 'every.
body 'Wan era,..beginting with the Fail, or new
anit, widespread ;:prosperity:: Let us 'keep cool
and be prepared to share its blessings, if the
promise be realized; while net exposing nue
selves, if it fails.
The Hon. Henry J. Raymond, editor of the
Times, says that the letters to the Landon Mies
from the late seat of war in Italy, have been erro
neously credited to Mr. Wm. Russell, its celebra
ted correspondent in the Crimean and Fast Indian
campaigns. These letters, which have been so
extensively copied, were written by a Hungarian
officer. Mr. Russell was desirous to have been
with the allied army, and could have obtained
the necessary permission, but long exposure in
the Crimea, and on the burning plains of India,
have so weakened his hardy and robust constitu
tion, that cessation fora time from active labor is
absolutely necessary. He is now in Paris, along
with his wife, where his daughter is attending
one of the schools.
Mr. Thomas ifeElrath has retired from the pub
fishing department of that ably conducted week
ly, The Century, on account of a change having
taken place in its proprietorship. The retire
ment of Mr. Mcßroth is regretted by , the pro
prietors, and be carries with him the kindest re
gards of his brethren of the press, toward whom.
he has uniformly manifested the greatest courtesy
and kindness. The proprietorship of that journal
is now in the hands of those who originated it;
and it will be edited on the same principle& as
heretofore, and by the some writers. The present
publisher is Thomas Lewis McElrath, eon to the
former publisher. '
Great Diversity' f Sentiment prevails among the
newsrapers, with regard to .the conditions of
peace in Europe, and the motives by which the
Emperor of the French has been actuated
throughout the entire affair. However, it begins
to be generally admitted that the magnificent
promises made in the beginning have not been
fritfilled, nor have th<allan people been greatly
benefited for all the expenditure made by them,
in blood and treasure. The resignation of Count
Coven?, is significant of the views entertained by
this liberal-minded statesman, of the result, as it
now stands, of the conflict. Probably the, con
clusion arrived at by. the. Cirstury, is the one in
which most of our •readers will agree. That
We are told that Louis Napoleon has accom•.
plished all that he set out to do—that he has ex
pelled the .Austrians from Sardinia, and—what
,else? It is, after all, no better than the bond. of
Shyloolt. If there were any reasonable grounds
'in the terms of the proposed Confederation, to
inspire confidence that it will give abetter future
to Italy, we might afford to wait before passing
judgment. But there are none, either in the
character of the sovereigns, or in the logic of
history. The leading fact that stands out to view,
is, that the temporal sovereignty of the Pope is
to be enlarged. The council: is to be composed
of Catholic sovereigns, and the matter is to end
by their kissing his toe in Borne, and by his
.11oliness anointing Napoleon at Paris, with " the
The Meters. Appleton." announce as in press,
and soon to be issued; Vaughan's Revolutioni in
English History; .rowett on Paul's Epistles to
the Thessalonians ; A Select Glossary of English
Words used formerly in senses different from
that in , wbioh they are now used:; and the second
volume of Buckle's History of Civilization.
The Christian Review, the able Quarterly of.the
Baptist denomination in this country, among. its
hook notices for July, commends strongly Bengal's
Gnomon of the New Testament, for the following
" Because he brought into clear and distinct
light the ancient, apostolic docirine of the gen
uine millennial kingdom, in contradiction to the
false view engendered by Raman Catholicism, of
a millennial kingdom, to' result from the mere
Christianizing of the powers and governments of
the world;" and again, "in that he has restored
to her [the Christian Church], the early doctrine
of the Bermuda or Coming of Christ, the Resto
ration of Israel, the Millennium, and the outward
and glorious 'Kingdom of God."
We confess ourselves unprepared for so broad
an editorial endorsement "of Millennianism from
such a quarter. And we do not believe that the
Baptiste, as a denomination, adopt this view to
any considerable degree.
Dr. Bellors, pastor of "All Souls" (Unitarian)
church, who made himself notorious some mouths
ago, for his advocacy of the theatre and theatric
al amusements, has lately broached a new enter.
prise. He says that Unitarianism as it now ex.-
hits in this country, has been tried and found
wanting ;• that it has no inherent vitality; and no
expressive symbols ; and'that it is mostly local in
its character—in-fact being little more at present
than "a Boston notion." Therefore, Dr. Bellows
would inaugurate a new church, more comprehen
sive, and at the same time having, rituals, sym
bols, and festivals, so that its worship may be
more significant, and at the same time more im-
pressive. He says:
,No lecture-room can ' do this; no thin, ghostly
individualism or Congregationalism can do this.
It calls for the organic, instituted, ritualized, t im
personal, steady, patient work of the Church—
which, taking infancy into its arms, shall baptize
it, not as 'a family custom; but a Church sacra
ment; which shall speak to the growing children
by.imaginative symbols and holy festivals, and
not merely by Sunday School lessons and straw
berry feasts; which ehall confirm them, and take
them into the more immediate bosom of the
Church, as theyattain adult years and are about
to step beyond the :threshold of domestic life;
which shall make marriage and burial both rites
of the immediate altar, and give back to the
Communion service the mystic , sanctity which two
centuries have been successfully striving to dis
pel, withotit gaining by its rationality anything
except the prospect of its extinction."
This confession, , from one that has long been
recognized as a leading Unitarian, is a striking
admission of the baldnese and effeteness of the
Unitarian system.' He Proposes to <organize a
Church on the most Catholic principles, using the
word Catholic in the philosophic and not In the
ecclesiastical .sense, somewhat according to the
views' entertained by that:wing of, the Episcopal
Church in England, now known as the Broad
Church party, of which Kingsley, the preacher
novelist, is one of the lights, and which finds so
much' favor with the Westminster Review, the
great organ of the higher infidelity of= our times.
The stesoess of the scheme in this country, even
for a short time, is very doubtful, even if the at
tempt should ever be made. It was reported at
first, that Drs. Frothingham and Osgood, pastors
of 'large Unitarian churches in this city, 'sym
pathized with the sentiments of . Dr. Bellows, but
both have written positive denials:
Dr. HoldicA, one of the Secreieries of the
American. Bible Sooiety, is now inEurope, whither:
he went to survey the new . fields supposed to
opening for the distribution of the Scriptural.
But the terms of the late peace are not such as
to warrant any very, sanguine expectations that
the-Word of God will ho easily admitted now to
places where it has been heretofore rigidly shut
Erof Howard Crosby has been elected Profes.
tor of the Greek Language and Literature in Rut
ger's College; and Prof. Elias Loomis has been
elected to the Professorship of Mathematics and
Natural Philosophy in the same institution. A.
Committee has been appointed - to raise the addi.
tional $50,000 necessary to the complete endow
ment of the College. ,
The Rev. Dr. Cox is preaching during the Su
mmer, to the people of his former pastora t l charge,
in Brooklyn. • •
The Market Street Reformed Ditteh Church is
now worshipping along with the people of Dr.
Kmbs'ilastoral charge in Rutger's Street church.
The Rev. Dr. D. V. McLean, formerly Pretii
dent of Reston College, will occupy the pulpit of
that church twice on every Sabbath during the
month of August.
'The Hon. Richard Rush, son of the 'distill.
guished Dr. Benjamin Rush, of revolutionary
fame, died in this city on last Saturday morning,
at the advanced age of seventy-nine. Mr. Rush
was admitted to the bar in early life, and gave
promise of great distinction in that vocation
But at the age of thirty•seven, he was appointed
by President Monroe, Envoy Extraordinary and
Minister Plenipotentiary to England ; and since
that period he has filled many public offices of
trust and honor. Be had an only brother, Br.
James Rush, the accomplished author of the
well-hnown,medicaktreatise on the humaNvoice.
The. Sabbath liiicussion still continues, • and
every disposition is man ifested by some of the
opponents of the Lord's day, to secularize it to.
business and dissipation. Great use is made of
th e . words, "liberty," 'independence," "human
rights," &c.; while the words, "Puritanical,"
Pharisaical," u. bigoted," ho., are the missiles
hurled at the heads of those seeking to preserve
the sanoti . 4 'of the Sabbath, the right to wo rs hi p
God in quietness and peace, and the protection
of the poor and working classes from laboring
seven days every week, instead of six days, as at
present. On last Saturday evening, anoth er
demonstration was made, in Independence Square;
by the friends of Sabbath railway travel, which,
was largely attended by an assemblage as mixed
in its character as the one on the preceding Satur
day evening. John M. Ratter, Esq., presided, a n d
speeches were delivered by various speakers,
The repeal of all laws which restrict public travel
on the Sabbath, was advocated, and the late de
cision of Judge Thompson, as a matter of course,
was bitterly denounced. In the meantime, the
friends of the Sabbath, of law, of good order,
and of the laboring poor, are firm in their deter
mination not to allow the good name of the old
Quaker City , to be tarnished by the introduction.
of a Paris Sabbath. It does strike ne that the
Hon. James Cooper, once a Senator of the United
States, but now President of the Green and
Coates Street Passenger Railway, might be en
gaged in some better business than in Violating
the laws of the land, and in seeking to lower the
tone, of public morality.
The Hon. Wm. R. Reed, late - United State&
Minister to China, has been for some time dart-
gerously ill, at his residence at Chestnut Hill.
Mr. Winthrop Sargent Is engaged in the prepar
ation of a memoir of Major Andre, having in his
possession, it is said, much new and interesting
material concerning this ill-fated officer.
The Annual Meeting of the American Board of
Foreign Missions, will be held in the First Pres.
byterian church, (Mr. Barnes') of this city, on
Tuesday, October 4, at 4F. M. A large attend
ance of corporate and honorary members, and
other friends of the Board is anticipated, as
questions of grave import concerning the future
of this Board, will come up for consideration.
The Committee appointed by the Panaryioania:
Seamen's Friend' Society, ooneipting of Rev. Al
bert Barnes, Rev. A. H. Vinton, D D., Rev. Joe.
A. Seise, Rev. Franklin Moore, and Rev. W. T.
Brantley, D.D., to examine the essays presented
on'" The Moral Power of the Sea," have award
ed the premium of slooto the Rev. Hollis Read,
of Craneville, N. J. It is spoken of as an essay
of great merit. it will soon be published by the
for the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate.
A Congregation and a Church.
MESSRS. EDITORS :—lt is a fact well set
tled by ex perien ce,that no religious society can
prosper as it should, until it has secured a
church edifice in which to worship God from
Sabbath to Sabbath. Thoroughly con
vinced of this fact, our General Assembly
has created her Board of Church Extension,
which has been, and is, doing a noble work
in aid of the feeble congregations in our
midst. All honor to this infant Board
May it prosper, and grow up with the affec
tions of our people, until it shares with the
other and older Boards its full proportion of
their interest and their prayers.
But to the immediate object of this let
ter. Some five years ago, a Committee of
the Presbytery of Rock - River, consisting of
Rev. W. 0. Mason, Rev. W. W. Harsha,
and Elder John Groves, organized a little
:churchat 'Unionville, Whiteside Co., 111.
The society, at first small and weak, was
ministered to by Mr. ninths i who, after
a year's service, was succeeded by the Rev.
Jacob Coon. Brother C., continued with
them something like two and a half years,
laboring under many discouragments for
want of a pleasant and inviting kmee of
worship. In the meantime, a highly flour
ishing village had sprung up on the Chica
go, Dixon, and Fulton Air Line Railroad,
about one mile from the orig inal village of
Unionville, which received the name of
Morrison. To this new village the head
quarters of the church were transferred; and
finding themselves vacant in consequence of
Brother Coon's removal to Camden, near the
laity of `Rook Island, they began at once an
earnest search for a pastor. „Ere long their
attention was turned to Rev: A. H. Lackey,
late of Freeport. Uniting upon him with
great unanimity and heartiness, Brother
L. consented to labor among them for a
time, with a view to a settlement. He had
been with them but a few weeks, when it
became apparent to all that a church edifice
was needed, inasmuch as the school house they
oceupied,though greatly eularged,had become
too strait for them. They at once put their
hand to the work, seemingly in accordance
with the Divine direction, " what thy hand
findeth to do, do it with thy might," &e.;
and in ninety .days from the time the con
tract was given, a charming church edifice,
finished within and without, stands a mono.
meat of the energy and zeal of all con
cerned.. I wish 1• had time to describe this
beautiful little church, with its symetry and
general excellence. But I cannot. Let it
suffice to say that at a cost of something less
than twcethousand dollars, there is here an
edifice that will seat comfortably two hun
dred and fifty persons, and upon emergency
fifty or seventy five more, completely fin
ished and furnished, with carpeted aisles, a
beautiful sofa for the desk, marbletop com
munion table, &0., &c., speaking continually
the praise of the minister, elders, and pen
phi: The dadies of the church and congre
gation, particularly deserve all commenda•
tion for their energy and liberality in what
they have done toward supplying the house
with its neat and suitable furniture and
communion service. It is worthy of remark
that all the seats are cushioned in a uniform
style, no distinction being made in favor of
the more wealthy of the church.
The house thus erected and furnished, was
dedicated on Sabbath, the 17th of July to
the service and worship of the ever living
God. Several clergymen of the place
were in attendance. Rev. Mr. Allison of the
Baptist church, Rev. Mr. White of the
Congregational, Rev. Mr. Edwards, of the
Methodist Episcopal, with Brother Lackey,
conducted the opening services The dedi.
cation sermon was preached by Rev. W. W.
Harsha, of Dixon, from 2 Chronicles vi
41, after which iev. A. E. Lackey made
the dediciation prayer. The house was
crowded by an attentive, and apparently
deeply interested audience • and the service,
we trust, was not without fruit.
Upon the afternoon of the same day, the
communion of the Lord's Supper was dis
pensed, for the first time, in the new edi
fice, and much solemnity was manifested by
all present. An encou'raging addition was
also made to the church.
In witnessing these services, ander the
oircumstanaes, we were compelled to ex
claim,." What hath the Lord wrought." A
mere handful of people have here under
taken and accomplished what should be held
up 88 a matter of great encouragement to
other churches in like circumstances. It
must be recorded, however, that they were
encouraged, and stimulated by the promise
of aid from the Church Extension Com
mittee. This aid will be furnished, and ir•
a few weeks there will not be a dollar of
liabilities against them.
At, a congregational meeting held upon
the Saturday succeeding the dedication,
every desirable seat in the house was rented,
and promise given that ere long they wil
be compelled to enlarge their borders.
A unanimous Ball has been made to Bro..
Lackey to take the pastoral oversight of the
church, which we trust he may Pee his WRY
clear to do, as the Lord has manifestly thus
far smiled upon his labors
One thing, and only one, seems at preg•
enk hi stand in the Ivey of the rapid growth
of this church in knowledge wad.extensive
usefulness. Will they permit a sincere
friend -to refer to. it? They need a g ood,
sound Presbyterian newapaper 541 each