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JAMES ALLISON, .pionigirroic
PITTSBIIII.OE. SEPISIEBER 10, 1859.
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Jprantson COLLEGE.—We . are requested
to state that the next term at Jefferson Col
lege will begin on the 21st of September.
LintonAN.—Re - v. Dr. Kranth, Jr., has
concluded to resign hill pastoral charge in .
Pittsburgh, and to accept a nail to Bt.
Mark's Evangelical Lutheran church, Phil
adelphia. Dr. K. has been a•useful` citizen,
and his removal will be regretted.
or ALLIZOHENT —lt ill expected
that one of the „Editors of the Banner and
Advocate will be at the approaching meet
ing of this Synod, and will be happy to re•
teive large lists of eubsoribers. Lists, how
ever, may be sent to the °Moe at onee r and
payment be. made M the Synod.
WASHINGTON .COLLEGE, PA.r-Attention
is requested to the Notice we give, this
week,: of the Examination and the Com
mencement Eieicises in Washington Col
lege, Sept 13th' to Sept 21st. Citizens do
well to make the College Commencement
occasion of peculiar interest.
An adjourned meeting of the' Board of
Colportage of the Synods of Pittsburgh and
Allegheny, will be held on Tueeday, the
IStkinstant, at the Presbyterian Rooms, Bt.
Clair Street, at 2 o'clock P. M. A full at.
tandem* is requested. •
The Executive Committed' of the Board
will meet'the same da y, atlo e oe 1 k
Synod of Allegheny.
The members of the Synod of Allegheny,
and any other hrethren 'Who .expect to be
present, Will; so sconiti they arrive at Mercier,
report themselves at,the_offioe of ,
S. R. Ma
son, Esq., where a committee will be: in at
tendance to i!cinduitt them to their lodgings.
Those front the city will leave Allegheny,
Thuriday morning;'and arrive via the Val.
ley, in Mereer, in time for the opening ser
vices: If , those mho come by private con
veyancer will please- atop at the Thompson
Bonsai Mr. Newkirk's, the, committee: will
be able to 'find theni hetter than it they
shouldcall at different houses. 3. S. , F.
ONE; number after the: present will
close the seventh volume of this Journal,
under ;ifs title of "Fiesbyteiian Banner.
'The favor shown us has been very great,
and our efforts to, serve the Church have
been limited, but by the measure of our
ability.. A: large number ."of subscriptions
terminate with the volume. We respect,
fully solicit a renewal; and ask that the re.
newel may be prompt—a week or two be
fore the time is out, would , be quite a favor
to our business = department. TERMS as
usual. They are exceedingly low, but a
large subscription, promptly paid, and, well
kept up, will enable us to meet our very
Our advertising patronage < has , been in
oreased, but we have enlarged our sheet xi
oordingly ; 'so that the amount of reading
matter in our columns was never greater
than it is at present.
The Irish RevivaL
The Revival of Religion, in the North of
Ireland; one'of the joyous wonders of the
times. Our izoltzmns hive contained several
notices of it' ,Our London COrrespondent
I s s, sin c e its commencement, given us
weekly in*mation, brief, but interesting
He had beard and read of it; bat,' not sat
billed with the - bearing of the ear his eye
would see it. • He , therefore, leaves London
for a time that 'he may, see for himself, the
manifestatiozis of God's grace : A begin
ping of the'rearilt we have in his COmmuni
nation of this week. It will be read with
deep emotion, with thaz3liegiviog In,d prayer.
'The -Lord cOßtinie his work' an make, it
greatly diffusive. All Christendom needs
such awakenings. The spread of such out
pourings, is to bring about the Millennial
day. Such things make us think how far,
how very far, we live beneath our duties
And our privileges..
Pittsburgh Sabilath Violation.
.On Sabbath last, the oars on the Passen
.ger Railway were employed in their 'usual
daily oeoupation. It is stated that about
four thousand persons ,traveled in them.
Will they be permitted to, desecrate .the day
and corrupt the community ? The law is .
.clearly against them. Is th ere virtue
4rnough in th e community to enforce it ? If
Pittsburgberi, that tolerate : the evil, they
Will be sinners beyond those of most other
places in the State; because they have a
ripecial act of the Legislature, giving them
increased power for the protection of the
quietude of the dip., The Gazette,says :
'‘One,matter, as it appears'to us, has been
.genesalli overlooked, which.; pertains very
closely A° the question in q band. Under the
general sot of ,April 22d,1754, the penalty.
gsinstßabbath breakers was $4 for each case.
lint in the sot of ,April 26,_1855, there is a
section whirl hafepecifinapplipatinn to this
county. By the sixth section of that let,
/any perion violating the provisions ' of the
said sot (April 22d; IVM,) for the suppres
sion of vice and immoinlity, and of noise,-
ful gaming, ind to restrain disorderly sports`
ind dissipation, seithin'the County of Alle
gheny, being summarily convicted thereof
before any Mayor, Burgess, Justice of the
Pelee or Alderman, shall forfeit and 'pay
the ram of 125, wifh coati, and in default
of payment shall be committed to the coun
ty prison for not less thin ten, nor more
than thirty 'days'`"
stinnelnined. ' law, and hiving
some mood 'Aeon, the Sunday working of
the cars may be effeetually stopped:. •
The'Domestio Board and the Assembly's
Our readers will recollect that the last
General Assembly appointed a Committee to
investigate some points relative to the prose
cution of the Domestic Missionary enter•
prise. The following is the resolution of
Resolved, A Committee of seven members shall
be appointed by this Assembly, with instructions
to inquire, to confer with the Board, and to report
to the mat Assembly, what changes in the or
ganisation and methods of the Board are neoes.
sary, in order to its greater efficiency and wider
usefulness. This Committee is particularly
charged to report on the expediency of the follow
The reduction of the number of members in
the Board, and ite re-organization, somewhat
aftAr the form of the Committee on Church Ex
The removal of the Board to some place nearer
the centre of the Western Missionary geld.
The establishment of several Executive Com
mittees, and Corresponding Secretaries, in differ
ent parts of the Church--these officers to be in,
vested with co•ordinate powers: or,
The establishment of a 'single Central Execu
tive Committee, with Advisory Committees, and
District Secretaries, as provided herein for the
Th• Committee will consider the question as to
how many officers will be needed in: the Central
Board, and the division of labor among them.
The Committee will also report upon any other
matters which they may find within the range of
The Committee appointed under this res•
olution are, Rev. E. P. Humphrey, D D
of Danville, Ky., Rev. H. A. Boardman,
D.D. of Philadelphia, Rev. W. W. Phillips,
D.D., of New York, Rev., Jas. ' H. Thorn.
well, D D., of Columbia, S. C., Rev. Saud.
T. Wilson, of Rook Island, 111., Thomas
Henderson, Esq., of Natehea, Miss , and
Jesse L. Williams, Esq., of Fort Wayne,
To receive, this committee, the Board held
a special meeting at Philadelphia, on Wed
nesday, the 31st of August. The members
resident in Philadelphia were, nearly all, in
attendance; and of the others there were
present, Dr. Phillips, of New York, Dr.
Dickson, of Baltimore, Dr. Beattie of Steu
benville, and Dr. McKinney, of Pittsburgh.
Of the Committee there were in attendance,
Rev. Drs. Humphreys, Phillips, and Thorn.
well, Rev. S. T., *ilea% and Hon. J. D.
Williams. The meeting was pleasant. An
earnest desire to serve the Church, by wise
counsels and *ell-directed labors, was mani
fest. Great good, we trust, will result,
partly by some modifications of the work,
and partly by satisfying the churches that
they are, abating the imperfections of bu
nsenity, faithfully and judiciously served by
their Board. -
The cOnferenes betleen the Board and
the Committee, was held on Wednesday, P.
and Thursday, A. M. The Committee
sat the remainder of Thursday, and then
adjourned to meet again in New York,
shortly before the convening of the next
General Assembly. It is to be regretted
that, an• earlier meeting could not have been
had; but' the residences of the members
being so far separated as New York, Comm
ins, South Carolina, Reek River, and Nat
chez, renders their coming together DO easy
task. They may, however, by correspond
ence, ascertain each other's views, and come
so near to a definite agreement stir to inform
the churches what may be expected to be
the general features of their report. It is
highly important that this should be known
. to the Spring meetings of the
Preebyteries. Modifications which concern
the Chureh SO vitally as de the affairs of her
Domestic Missions, should. not be suddenly
sprung upon her Assembly. They should
be intimated before hand; that they may be
subjects of - investigation and conference by
her'ministers; elders, and memberr, previ
ously to definite and authoritative decrees
by her. representatives.
The Committee gave no clear indication
of what might be the character of their re
port, relative to any erre of the points sub
mitted to them ; but the answers of the
members of the Board, to the inquiries pro
posed to. them, clearly manifested what were
the views and feelings of a large majority
of those , present.
Against the idea of having Several Exec
utive Committees, — the sentiment, as ex
pressed, lotus Unanimous. The working of
two Committees, one at Philadelphia and
the other at 'Louisville, while it has been
the moat kindly and deferential on the part
of each, has been embarrassing beyond'any
_and an increase of
the number would greatly complicate the
Board's operations. The Committee at New
Orleans, authorized by the last Assembly,
is not executive. It is advisory. It is to
suggest, appointments, and is to provide
funds to , compensate its Secretary, and to
pay all the missionaries it shall, nominate.
These all are to be remunerated by orders
on the Conhnittee's• own Treasury. Hence
it cannot encumber the Board's finances: ,.
The question of ihmi'itishing the number of
the members of the Board, was regarded as
being not of vital importance. The Assembly
had, as early as the year 1802, a 'Standing
Committee on Missions. This did much in
itiatory good, but did not meet the, country's
wants. There, was then constituted, in
1816, a Board of sixteen members; then,
in 1828, the Board was re-organized, and
enlarged to forty.one members, and ,an Ex
ecutive Committee authorized.; in 1832 the
Board was made to consist of forty-eight
members, in 1834 it was enlarged to' sixtY
four • and In 1845, to 'ninety-six - members
the present CuMber. This icerease was the
result of experience. The Executive Com
mittee as now constituted, answers the same
purpose as would a email Board. The
larger number of members, scattered through
the Church, are the authorized and ebliga
gated counselors, by letters and by their
presence on important occasions. The num
ber might be reduced to sixty.four, but it
should not be less; and no inoonvenienoe, it
was, argued, had resulted, or was likely
to result, from the larger number
On thir suggestion to Remove the Board
from Philadelphia a. vote was taken. Thir
teen members voted against 'a removal, two
voted for it, and one or two were silent. A
large majority being Philadelphians, and
Philadelphia having been the seat of the
Board's operations from its inception, the
result Muria recorded was to be expected.
It is, however, not without reason. The
funds' are raised Mainly n in the East ;
delphia' is near the centre' of business for
the Union ; payments can thence be readily
made; the men are mainly produced in the
East; those who contribute the means are
entitled to '`a voice In the disbarsement.
Still, we thinli that if the three Boards are
long continued in Philadelphia, it be
beeatuie the friends of a removal cannot
*se% upon a ptiVepor plassuyfer one dr two
THE PRESBYTERIAN BANNER AND ADVOCATE
of them. There its beaomiog prevalent , a
etrong deoire fora "soatterment." But
whence 7 To Now York—Boltimore—Pitto
burgh—Cincinnati—Louisville 7 The com
promise is likely to be, no action for the
present. For ourselves .we can appreciate
the reasons for continuing the three Boards
where they are but we must insist upon
their being so concluded, that it shall be
manifest that they are made to subserve, not
persons' nor city interests, but the sole and
alone camp of the Lord's Zion. If, how.
ever, the churches sboild determine upon a
dispersing, and should wish to locate one of
the Boards in Pittsburgh, we oan promise,
without hesitation, that it shall be cordially
reoeived, and shall be conducted with great
efficiency. Oar nine or ten churches, with
their pastors and elders, and the Seminary,
and the many neighboring country churches,
and the churches and colleges of Canons-
burg and Washington, and the churabes of
Blairsville, Uniontown, Wheeling, gtenben•
ville, &c, all within a few hours of Pitts•
burgh, furnish a constellation of ministers
and laymen such as but few places can ex
cel. From these might be selected a large
Executive Committee of unquestioned tal.
cut, who would rejoice to devote themselves
to any work which the Church might en•
trust to them. They long since showed
their zeal in the mission cause, by establish-
ing and carrying on, with Out the Assem
bly's aid, a Foreign Board, and might now
be confidently entrusted with the Domestic
work. Or the Educational agency might be
given to them. There im no branch of the
Church, and no part of the country where
there are more , facilities or greater zeal in
this line ; and none where men of the beet
kind for pastors and missionaries are sup
plied in greater abundance.
The project , of having sundry Advisory
committees, in different parts of the Church,
similar to that provided for in t'ae South
West, was regarded not with much favor
The Presbyteries, it was insisted, aie the
proper advisory bodies. It belongs to them
to know and to make known their wants,
and to suggest the needed supplies. Many
evils; also, might be anticipated from the
multiplying of -Kgencies which belong not
to our proper Church order. Let not the
Presbyteries be eitherrelleved or superseded,
but let them be honored, and stimulated to
their appropriate work. They should look
after every vacancy, and every uncultivated
spot within their several boundaries, as well
as after the manner in which their members
supply ,their charges. This being their own
proper work, they should be held reopens(
ble for it, and no other agency should be
employed, nor - even permitted, to interfere
The proposition to have Two District Sec
retaries, one for the North-West and one for
the Middle West, was regarded with favor_
The term ff Secretary," however, as deserip
tive of the office, was objected to, inasmuch
as it did not properly designate the work to
be done. The regions specified need not a
Secretary; that is, a man located in an
office, and employed mainly in directing
others who are laborers. A real worker is
needed—an Evangelist; a man of mind,
heart, and will ; a man wise and - industri
ous, ready to endure hardness, and do all
kinds of ministerial work, in planting, nur
turing, and spreading the Gospel. Two
men, of the right qualifications band the
right spirit, might be most advantageously
employed, in the regions indicated. And a
• third might be added, for the Pacific slope.
Whatr a field is furnished by California,
Oregon, and Waohington, for a man pos
sewed of the energy and spirit of a Paul,
or a Timothy !
The matter of employing Two Secretaries
at the Central Office, was discussed; and
there was more unanimity than might have
been anticipated. The adiocates of but one
Secretary maintained their old position firm
ly—that, with the Executive Committee
and its Secretary, at Louisville, attending to
the Western work, and with the scheme of
systematic benevolence satisfactorily opera
five, a second Seeretary in the office at
Philadelphia is useless. But if the Louts
villa Committee shall I , )e discontinued r thus
bringing executive work of the whole
Church to the Central Office, there will then
be more labor, there required than one man
can well perform; and if alai to the duties
1 of the office shall be added an out work for
the whole Atlantic elope, similar to that in
dicated for the North-West and Middle-
West, two Secretaries, good men and true,
might have full employment. Work for• the
men, and men who . both can and will work,
is what the Church require& Effteieney
she must have, and economy as far as prac
ticable. . ,
We trust that the Assembly's Committee
will be wisely guided They are good men:
Zion's interests are, by them, affectiobately
cherished. A vastly important task is en
trusted to them, and their enlightened de
oision may place the churches in an attitude
and upon a course of 'aotion which will har
monize all 'sentiments, and unite all energies
in promoting the Domestic cause. ,
The Aurora Borealis.
.This wonder in. the heavens appeared on
Sabbath night, August 28th, and on Thurs•
day night, September let. On eaeb occa
sion it was remarkably splendid. Some ob
servers regarded it as the most brilliant
which has been seen, in this latitude, for
twenty years. The light exceeded that of
the full moon. Telegraph wires were so af•
fected by it, that messages could, with great
difficulty, be transmitted. In one instance
we see it noted that , the electricity in the
atmosphere was used, by skillful operators,
to transmit intelligent signals, the apparatus
at both stations being entirely separated
from the batteries. There are doubtless
many discoveries, to be yet made in electric
ity and magnetism.
The American Theological Review
The third number of this new quarterly,
published under the united auspices of New
Sohool Preabiterians and Orthodox Congre
gationalists, hasnine articles Dr. Tay
lor's Lectures; 11. The Power of Contrary
Choice ; 111. The Extension of Russia and
the Greek Church; IV. Contributions to
New Testament Exegesia ; V. La Mort d'
Arthure ; VI. Natural Manner in the Pul
pit; VII. Congregational Singing; VIII.
Lee's Eschatology; IX. The True Idea of
the Sanctuary. These are followed by an
interesting summary , of the news of the
Churches and of Missions, and by short but
weltwritten and discriminating notices of
new books: - • - •
"T'sslms" not to be Used Exclusively.*
Praise is as really a part of worship as
prayer. If God has given us a literal form
of praise, we should use it; and if ha has
confined us to the alone use of this form,
we should be practically and always bound
by his requisition. Has he thus restricted
his church? We think not. We cannot
find any snob restriction in his written word.
Reason does not require it. We have asked
the advocates of restriction
,for Scripture to
sustain their dogma, but have asked in vain.
And still they would have us seriously to
consider their peculiar views. They claim
that they have the mind of God, and yet do
nut show us any thing clear and direct on
the subject. Their reasons are inferential,
and are, to most men, quite unsatisfactory.
The claims of -our exciusive brethren are
ably examined, in a small volume now be. l i
fore us, by Rev. William Annan, of Alle.
gheny City. The author considers: I. The
question, " whether our brethren employ in
praise, "the Songs of Inspiration, or "an
Explanatory Paraphrase'." IL Whether
there is a "a Divine Warrant for the Ex
elusive Use of the Book of Psalms."
"The More Excellent Way."
Those who have any doubts on the sub
ject of Church Psalmody, those who would
confirm their present belief s and those who
by their circumstances are called upon to de
lend the Pre byterian faith, to fortify their
hooseholda in the truth, and to enlighten
their neighbors, who now suffer for lack of
knowledge, will do well to procure Mr.
Annan's book and studyit attentively.
*LSTTERS ON PSALMODY, a review of the lead
ing arguments for the exclusive use of the Book
of Psalms, lip William finnan. Pp. 216. Phil
adelphia: W. S. i t A. Harlin:.
Boston and New England.
Bliot'e Indian Bible was famous in its day, as
the first effort in modern times to give the heathen
the Word of God in their own language. But
the particluar People for whose benefit it was
prepared, have passed away, and no one now
living can read that Bible, upon, which so much
learning, care, and prayer were bestowed by the
Apostolic John Eliot. The first bookbinder in
this country was Mr. John }Waite, who came
out from England expressly to do the binding of
this Indian Bible. Mr. Balite said that the
materials necessary to the prosecation of his
calling were then so dear at Cambridge, that he
paid eighteen shillings for what he could have
purchased at four 'shilliegs in England. He
charged three shillings and six pence per volume,
and Bald that .,h One Bible was as much as he could
complete in a day. What wonderful improve
ments in the art of book making since then !
Hereafter a 4 , Minister's Betting" of those min
isters connected with the Theological Review Com
pany, is to be held dvery Itionday morning. All
ministers in sympathy with the .objects of this
Review, now issued simultaneously in Boston and
New York, are invited to occasional or habitual
attendance. What the precise objects of this
meeting are, is not distinctly stated; bat most
probably the design is a comparison of senti
ments, collecting information from various quay.
tern, receiving suggestions as to the course to be
pursued, and devising means for a more exten
sive circulation of this new Quarterly, the third
number of which has just made , its appearance.
The. Unitarian Congregation, of which Dr.
Gannett is pastor, has determined to erect a
beautiful edifice of stone from the foundation to the
top of the tall spire, in a new and growing por
tion of the city.
The Preaching in the Large Tent on the Com
mon, under the auspices of the . Young Men's
Christian Association, has been well attended
during the entire Summer, and great hopes are
entertained by many that much good has been
Rev. Hubbard Winslow, the successor -of Dr.
Lyman Beecher, long an honored pastor, and af
terwards at thellead of a flourishing School for
young ladies, has left for the purpose of opening
a young ladies' school of a high character, in the
city of New York. He carries with him the
good wishes of all, and the highest commendations
from many esteemed pastors.
It has become not unusual to have the Corner
Stone of churches, hospitals, and public build
ings laid with Masonic Ceremonies, even where
the objects to be accomplished are of a general
character, and in which members of the Masonic
fraternity have no more interest than any other
members of the community. The latest instance
we have observed, was the laying of the corner
stone of the Pilgrim Monument at , Plymouth.
The independent takes off this part of the per
formance in the Allowing style
It is pitiable to see the mummeries of Masonry
revived upon public occasions. The moral digni
ty of the late commemoration at Plymouth was
tairred by this child's play. After the solemnity
of prayer, and an address by Gov. Banks wank) ,
of the occasion, a Masonic pow• wow was held
over the stone, and then it was regarded as duly
laid. The Masonic order is a secret organization.
It may or may not be politically dangerous. It
may or may not be a moral and benevolent insti
,tution. It is a secret Society. Good men and re
spectable men may unite with it; for any man
is at liberty to do a foolish thing upon his per
sonal responsibility. But Committees acting in
behalf of the publics upon occasions of common
interest, have no right to bring any eneh secret
order into a position of honor and prominence.
They have no right to commit the public to the
sanction of a secret clique or faction. And such
mummeries are always in bad taste at a public
It is not fifty years since the First General
Aesociation of Congregational Ministers in New
Hamfshire, was formed al Basormen. The Rev .
'Ebenezer Price, formerly of %mermen, but now
living in Boston, is the sole enrvivor of those
who . participated in the organization.
It is reported to the credit of the Congregation
al Ministers of New Hampshire, that not a single
one of them use tobacco in any form. We would
be pleased to be able to say the same thing of
ecclesiastical bodies in other places.
The Money Market has become considerably
easier, and wears a much more cheerful aspect
The Hotels have been uncomfortably crowded
with the largeinflux of strangers. In some in
stances it has become necessary to convert halls
and parlors into temporary sleepirig rooms.
Trade in all departments has received consid•
arable improvement. The sales of domestio
goods have been very heavy. Large importations
of Fereign goods continues to be made, but buy
ers are not making many purchases at present
prices, and confidently predict lower rates in a
The New . York Times calls attention to the fact
that during the month of August no less than forty
seven attempts atsuioid e were made in this country,
twenty-seven of which, actually successful, were
reported. This statement is oertainly startling,
and suggestive of 'serious reflections as to the
superinduoing causes, and the remedies to be ap
plied. We are pleased to be able to quote the
following remarks on this subject from the same'
paper, although the language employed is some
what different from what we would hale used.
The first need to each individual engaged in the
toils, struggles, and disappointments of life, is an
unfaltering trust in the truth of the great princi
ples of the diristian religion
Behind the immediate causes which induce sui
cide, the thoughtful west ,discern a general
reason for the undeniable growth of self murder
among us, in the. Wide spread decay of positive
faith and the drifting of the people away from
the moorings of settled principle.. These are
evils only to be met by a sounder education of
youth in the habits of self command, as well as of
self reliance, in the simple, old-fashioned Chris
thin .philoeophy which assures us that all manner
of afferent della:even Umbrella ollietelliee, the
wreck of fortunes and the damage of reputation,
may he shaped aright if we will but hold braiiely
on our course and persistently stand by the right.
The preacher, the teacher, and the parent, each
has his part to perform in preventing suicides.
Many of the' theories of life that have been
latelY Propounded, are such as to shake . all con
fidence in the Divine government, and drive men
to despair amid the perplexities and uncertainties
in which they are involved.
About two years ago, Wm. B. Astor, Eq.,
transferred to the Trustees of the Astoi- Library,
the title to the lot adjoining the building just er
ected for the use of the Library. .lie then
asked permission to erect on the same lot,
another building precisely similar. To such
a reaeonable request the Trustees could in
terpose no valid objection, and the building has
now been completed at an outlay of $125,000.
So that the entire cost of the two edifices erected
by the liberality of father and son for the Astor
Library has been $360, 000,and they are cape le of
accommodating three hundred thousand volumes.
The number of volumes already in the Library, is
one hundred thousand, carefully classified and
arranged. Among these, there are six hundred
volumes denominated specifications of English
patents, which are devoted to minute descriptions
of all patents taken out in England since 1617.
The increased activity. of inventive genius within
the last few years, may be estimated from the fact
that from 1617 to 1852, but fourteen thousand
patents were issued, while from 1852 to the pres
ent, fifteen thousand have been taken out. Our in
ventors are now able to obtain all that may be
learned with respect to English patents, by going
to the Astor Library. The binding alone of these
six hundred volumes cost $lO,OOO.
The Book Trade Sales were well attended, and
passed off to the satisfaction of both sellers and
buyers. As usual, a vast amount' of fiction
was sold. This is a kind of reading in which
the American people indulge to an extent known
nowhere else. But at the same time we should
keep in mind that in no other country is there an
equal amount of substantial reading, in propor
tion to the population.
The Treasurer of the New York State Colonti a
lion Society gives notice that $25 000 have been
contributed by a benevolent gentleman, to aid in
the endowment of a College in Africa.
Rev. Dr. Cox has an article on Blondin, his
feats, and his imitators, in Which he denounces
most unsparingly the fool hardiness of the per•
formers, and the admiration that has been be
stowed on them by the spectators. It is about
time for the papers to cease reporting these feats,
and for the police to be on the alert for the exhib
' 0 S
The well known and highly reputable house of
Sheldon Co., has heretofore been the excluelite
publisher of Mr. Spurgeon's works, in this coon
try, for which they have given him an adequate
and honorable remuneration. Latterly, how
ever, the New York Waverly published only in
Boston, has laid claim to public patronage on
account of its containing a sermon by Mr. Spur-
goon every week, "phonographically reported,"
and "revised" by the author. Mr. Spurzeon,
in a letter to Sheldon, denies having any thing to
do with the publication of his, sermons in the
llGaveriy, and says that it is altogether without
his consent. A phonographic reporter may take
down the sermon, for aught he knows, but it
never passes under his revision. Sheldon & Co.
are his only .authorized publishers in this coon,.
try. These same gentlemen have become the
publiebers - of the " HouSehold Library," formerly
published by Delisser and Procter. Four new
voluMes of this excellent series of "Lives of
Celebrated Characters," are nearly ready,. viz.,
the lives of Thomas A'Beoket,Hannibal, Vittoria
Collonno, and Julius Casson
Dr. Abel Stevens, the veteran and able editor
of the Christian Advocate and .Tourno/onakes the
remarks quoted below. They are worthy the
attention, of all who write for the newspaper
" Correspondents make a great mistake in
writing, long articles A communication which
is a fourth of a column long is read by most
readers, unless its subject is manifestly repulsive ;
over half a column long is u'ually read by half
our readers; a column long, by a third of them;
a two..oolumn article , by not one tenth ; a three
or four column one by nobody whatever except
the wearied editor and his proof reader, and the
few who may have - a personal or very special
concern in the article. After nearly twenty
years of editorial life, this is our best estimate of
the probabilities of being read in newspapers.
A word to the wise,' etc."
The Churchman has found a new trouble, * and
this paper' is scarcely ever without a eenaation
article of its own , kind. The subject of anxietT
now, is the Queen of Eoglantl and the Prince of
Wales, heir apparent to the Crown. The par
tiality of the Queen for the Rev. Dr. Caird, a
Presbyterian minister, has been generally known
for several years; she goes to hear him preach,
and has a family pew in the Presbyterian church
The Prince of Wales is at present pursuing his
studies at Edinburgh, and , is not accused of stay
ing away from church on the Sabbath, or of
visiting the Romish Cathedral on that day, but of
selecting a Presbyterian church as his place of
worship. Listen to the dolorous strains of the
The Prince of Wales, who is at present sojourn
ing at Holyrood Palace, has, as was only to be
expected, been following the'example a his royal
mother, Queen Victoria, in attending the Presby
terian Kirks in Edinburgh. It is sad, indeed, to
think that such inconsistent disregard of the
distinctive features of Episcopacy and Presby
terianism are to be thus perpetuated in our royal
But when the proper occasion offers, this same
Churchman can be exceedingly liberal in its own
way. From an . article on the Broad church
movement of Dr. Bellows, it appears the Church
man would be willing to fellowship Unitarians of
all classes, and possibly Presbyterians, if they•
will only come within the enclosure of the Epis
But let us assure our sectarian brethren that
if they desire a Catholic Church, they can only
find it in the "good old ways" and "old paths"
of the old Church of God, 'where alone they can
"find rest for their souls" That Church is in
this land and in all lands. Her foundations are
'broad enough, so broad that rationalism is oft
times tolerated. and such men as Jewett and
Robertson and the Bishop of Hereford allowed to
officiate at her altars. She is Catholic and true.
Holy and Apostolic, one and united. Never will
our Unitarian friends realize their anticipations
outside the Church of God. Man can never at
tain to the height and depth, the length and
breadth of truth elsewhere.
Is not that generous? Who will dare charge
the Churchman with illiberality after such a con-'
dessiension and expansion of its charity !
However, we must do the Churchman jug-
tics; it often says good things and weighty
things, and says them well, too. An article of
two columns on extempore preaching, closes with
these words, which are worthy of careful con
sideration by all who would preach the Gospel in
the most natural and forcible manner :
" To teach" the truth one must see it clearly;
and that, too, in its relations. Write a plan. or
skeleton ; elaborate it well ; digest, review, sad
master it. • Carry it about and master it. But
never think about the words. Study the SUBJECT
fully, the words not at all. Sixthly, and for the
first attempt, let the speaker eeleot subjects in
which he feels a 'medal interest. An =position
of a chapter or parable will be advantageous.
And lastly, many have not the art of closing well.
The conclusion must be carefully prepared and
studied. An easy rule is to recapitulate the
whole discourse, enunciating its leading ideas;
giving a nervous and concise summary; fore
shortening all that has been said. And strengthen
the epitome of the ideas by a few touching
words which inspirit the feeling in question at
the last moment, so that the convinced and
affected auditor shall be ready to do what he is
required.' For the speaker's object, of course,
is to persuade and convince the listeners."
'I The Evangelical Association of Presbyterian
and Congregational Clergymen of Color," in the
United States, will meet in Brooklyn on the
second Wednesday of the present month. A
large delegation from the colored churches is
desired Much time will be spent in considering
the va ri ed interests of the colored people
throughout the land.
The Clergymen who have been enjoying the usual
six !make' vaoation, are beginning to return to
their fields of labor. Lastßabboth the Rev. Dr.
Tyng, Rev. Dr. Hawks, Rev. Br. 3. P. Thompson,
of the Tabernacle, Rev. Dr. Spring, and many
others, were again in their- pulpits, with re
cuperated energies, and preaching with renewed
power. Their congregations will lose nothing
by the temporary rest given the pastors, or from
the means contributed in many instances to de
fray the necessary expenses of recreation. Bat
editors know not the sweets of occasional rest
and leisure—especially if preaching and the
pectoral care are included among their duties.
During the month of August four thousand
two hundred and ninety eight Vessels arrived at
this port. During the same month lagt, year, the
arrivals were only; three thousand one hundred
and twenty-eight. This comparison shows a
very encouraging increase of trade, and that the
commercial and manufacturing importance of
this city are beginning to be better appreciated
An Immense Buiiness is now doing in buying
and selling real estate.
We take from the North American the following
Extract, giving an account of the delth of one
who was for many years proprietor of one of
the most popular boarding schools in Philadelphia,
and whose instructions many young ladies from
Pittsburgh'and vicinity have enjoyed
We regret to learn, by private advices from
Beyrout, that Mrs. Gardell" died suddenly in that
city, in the early part of August. Mrs G. ao
cornpanied by herhusoand, and two young ladies,
were engaged in an extensive tour in the East,
and a short time previous to her decease, had
visited Petroa, -and other famous .places of ditE.-
Mrs. Gardelle will be regretted by many in
Philadelphia, and elsewhere. who received their
education and training under her judicious care.
She was a woman of very marked character;
fearless, resolute, and energetic, and at the same
time tender and winning in ber deportment.
For some years past ohe had emplyed long inter
vale in the duties of her school in foreign travel,
and had penetrated to portions of the remote
East, seldom visited by European women. She
started on her last j turney more than a year ago,
and at the period of her unexpected and mourn
ful death, wvs directing her steps homeward.
Our friends, Messrs. Smith .1. English, have in
press, and are preparing for early publication,
several new and valuable works, among which
are, '• Hengetenberg on Ecclesiastes," trans
lated from the German. " Tholuck's Commentary
on the Sermon on the Mount," translated from
the latest edition of the original. " Gerlach on
the Pentateuch and Delitasch." This same enter
prising house has the Commentaries of Calvin
complete in forty fire Volumes, and his "Institutes
of the Christian Religion," in three volumes, as
issued by the Calvin Translation Society, for sale
We are highly gratified to perceive that some
of our ablest and most influential secular journals,
are coming out in defence of the Christian Sabbath,
as it has been always enjoyed by Evangelical
Christians in this conntry. The Philadelphia
Inquirer takes the right ground, and makes, the
following just observations :
If you would learn the mode in which Ameri
eons seek recreation, observe one source in the
immense sale of books and patronage of period
kale. And, if you would note another mode in
whiCh the people find relief from toil, look into
the various churches on any Sabbath. The con.
gregations collected there are not pres.tat by
compulsion. It is from choice. The religious
pursuits of Americans are in harmony with their
wishes. The men and women who fill our
churches, find, in the exeroives of the Sabbath, a
soothing and ennobling occupation, which, as a
mere object of, taste, they would not forego It
is a cairn pleasure to many, a warm delight to
others, and, with net a few, a passion. Secular
ize the one day in seven, and you would melte
people miserable who now look for ward to it with
expectation, and . see its sun set with a regret
which is only consoled by the thought, that a few
days more of weekly toil will bring again its hal
In no country is the first day of the week ob
served with higher appreciation than in the
United States. It is no fete day set apart by
earthly patrons, but it is the gift of God. It is
the poor man's day, to which the rich man is
welcome also, for all are admitted on equal terms
to its privileges, and no man may invade them.
The strength of our land and the safely of our
inAitutiotis are based on its privileges. The.
observance of the Sabbath alone answers the
question where the toiling . Americans find rest.
And the culture which the mind receives from
the offices of the church, gives tone and oharao
ter to the intellectual pursuits of the leading
minds in American society.
The Daily Prayer Meeting is again held in
Jaynes' Hall, with an enlarged attendance and
.POr the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate.
Report of D. Williams, •
TREASURER . OF THE BOARDS OF DOMESTIC -MIS
sums, EDUCATION, PUBLICATION, AND FUND
FOR SUPERANNUATED MINISTERS AND THEIR
FAMILIES, YoR AUGUST, 1859.
SYNOD OF PITTSBURGH.—Ohio Presbytery:
Maple Creek and Hillsborough churches, $2 94.
Marion Pb'y : Licking ch., 20.00. Redstone
Pb'y Sewickley ch., (J. P. Carothers.)• 13 00.
SYNOD as ALLEGUNNY —Allegheny Pb'y : Rich
Hill church, $5 00. Eric Pb'y : Sturgeonville
eh., 8-00: •
SYNOD OF Wirasrano.—Washington Ph'y : Fair.
view church, 40 25 ; Ilookstown ch.,45 60
Srsoo or Onto.— Woojeer Pb'y: Jackson
church, $13.00. Coshocton Pb`y : Millersburg
14.72; Claike ch., 7.00; Nashville oh., 6.00;
Unity . ob., 80 00.
Mnsocraansous.-11. A. Craig,liassilion,
8 00 ; A Friend, 100
■7YNOD OP PITTSBIIRGIL—BedBtOtie Pb'y: Union
town church, 18.00. 'Blairsville Pb'y: Unity
ch, 8400; Salem oh., 15.15; Poke Run. ch.,
SYNOD or Auroarar.--Allegheny Pb'y: Union
chrirch, 5 00; Sornbgrase ch., 6 00. •
SYNOD OF WHEELING - Washington Pb'y:
Frankfort.. Springs church, SOO ; Cross Creek
oh , 12,86. Bilubenville Pb'y : Richmond oh.,
6 00; Bacon Ridge ch., 6 00. New Lisbon Pb'y:
Liberty oh., 5 00; Madison ch., 7.00.
SYNOD or Om Ploy: , Duncan's
Falls church, 2 60. Coshocton Pb'y: Nashville
oh., 3.00; Keene oh., 8 00. RiChtand Pb'y:
Perrysville ch. ' 7 00; Clear Fork ch., 1.25;
Ashland ch., 23 82; Shelby eh., (Sabbath
Sump of Prr'rasnaos --Redstone Rey:
Uniontown oh., (to constitute Rev. W. F. Handl
too Honorary Member.) 80.00.
SYNOD OF ArLsounns.--Aitegheny Pb'y: Union
church, 5 00. Erie PL'y : Fairfield ch., 460 ;
Georgetown eh., 6 38.
SYNOD OF WESSLING.— Washington Pb'y:
Cron Creek oh., 10 50.
SYNOD OF °rm.—Wooster Ph'y: Sugar Creek
oh., 8 20. Zanesville Pb'y : Bristol ob., 209
Coshocton ?ley: Apple Creek eh., 14.60; East
Hopewell, 2 00.
SUPERANNUATED MINISTERS' FUND.
SYNOD . OI O PITTSBURGH --Redstone Pb'y Union
town oh.. 10.00. Blairsville Pb'y : Blairwville
eh., 25 00.
MisoaLLAusous.—A Friend, Pittsburgh, Pa
Torsx.s.--Domestie Missions, $l7B 41 ; 'Dines
tion, $175 07 ; Publication, $77.08 ; Superan
'mated Ministers' Fund, $45.00:
J. D. WILLIAMS Rec. Arent,
114 Smithfield Street.
Pittsburgh, August 31, 1859.
For toe Preenyterian Banner and Advocate.
Sutton Church; Hocking Presbytery
MESSRS. EDITORS:—If any Presbyterian fam
illes shall wish to make their homes in this viola
ity, they will be warmly welcomed by the ener
gale little band now composing the membership
of the Sutton church.' They will be welcomed,
for their society, and for the moral and pecuniary
aid which they may bring to the support and
propagation of the Gospel, in a field which very
much needs the Gospel Preaching by a Presby•
terian minister they may not have immediately,
unless they bring a Presbyterian minister with
them, for the Silltoll ObUroll is vacant. But they
can have the opportunity of attending the Sab
bath School, the prayer meeting, and the month
ly catechism conference; and they can have the
privilege of working, as private members, for the
salvation of souls. They can have the rewards,
too, of seeing their efforts for the good of others
crowned with success. Last Sabbath week, four
members of the Sabbath School and prayer
meeting were received into the communion of the
church. Others seem to be in earnest in seeking
the salvation of their souls. This little church
is really a growing one, without the regular
preaching of the Gospel. If a preacher Shopld
come to this church he will receive a cordial wel
come. He cannot hope at present to receive a
full support from it;' but' one of the elders, Mr.
Josiah Morris, will board him and keep hie horse,
and the rest of the members will raise for him
one hundred dollars. The remainder of
salary can be secured from other vacant churche.
in Hocking Presbytery, churches not at all to
remote from the Sutton, to be reached by a too
of a missionary spirit. If he can preach in per.
man he can immediately have a large congregs
tSiumittnon church. of
hut three or four miles from the
Let some good, faithful minister,
who is not employed, have mercy upon this field.
Pe a r e s b o a n n. M6goeiingg to this place may go first t o
B s County, Ohio. There inquire for
Josiah Morris, or David Newberry, who can the
farther particulars Any who may wish to g o
there by the Ohio River, can land at Racine
Joint Id HARRIS.
ICArghttr, Ohio, August 24th, 1569,
'For the Presbyterian Penner and Advocate.
Report of H. Childs,
TREASURBR OF TM; BOARD OF FORRION MISADA;
FOR ArcOUST, 1859.
BLATRSVILLE PRESBYTERY.—Union eop g „
$l5 00; Fairfield, 638 ; Ligonier, 14 43 ;
COSHOCTON PB'Y—Millersburg tong., $7.50 ;
East Hopewell, 10 00.
ERIE PB'Y —Cool Spring tong., 8 00.
OHIO PB'Y.—Miller's Run eong., $15.25 .
Second church. Pittshurgh, 'Monthly Concert
collection, 10 00; Chartirre, additional, 3.25 ;
Hopewell, 10 25; Lebanon, to constitute Jag.
Payne, Life Member, 35 00.
REDSTONE PB'Y —Mt Pleasant tong., £59 po
G.-orge's Clerk, Sewing Society, 20.00; Se.
wickl.v, 26 00.
STEUBENV LLE PB'Y —New Cumberland
conk, . 9 26 ; Fairmount, $3,39.
WASHING FON PB'Y —New Cumberland, slB._
00 ; Frankfort Springs, Sabbath School, 5.50:
C••oPs Cre.k 75 72 ; Sistersville, 3 57.
MISCELLANEOUS'—A Friend, $1 00; Box of
clothing from Coitsville (song., New Lisbon
Presbytery, valued at 51.82.
The PRESBYTERY OF 'WNW/AL will hold Its next
etst.d meeting is the church, of aliddle Octorara. rn Ttme
oay, October 'he 4th, at 11 o'clock A.. M. The Rev. Robert
Gamble will preach at the epeolog of the eea•tone
berm ulobing to come by Wirral, will be accommodated
with more , Races from Christiana Station. by previouely
acquainting the Rev Jo■eph M Rittenhouse, Bart l'ait
Office, with thkir purpose JOHN FARQUHAR, S.C.
The PRESBYTMRY OF BLAIRSVILLE will meet et
Salem, on the First Tuesday of October. et 2 o clock P. M,
Seri:obi) by the Bev E. Stevenson. Subject—Pr,ebyteritn
Ordination. blembsra coming by railroad from the test,
will strp at Hillside; from the %Vest, at Derry Station, ahem
conveyances will be provided to the church.
JA,31.E8 DAVIS, Stated Clerk.
• The PRESBYTERY Of NEWTON will hold its next
stated meeting et Hackettstown, N. T., on the First Tneeday
of October next. The Pessional Narratives must be sent
to Rev. W. N Westervelt. at Bloomeburg, N. J.. ten days
prevlouv to the day of meeting. The opening services will
commence v t 11 o'clock A. M., with a sermon from. the
Moderator, or the alternate preacher.
F. KNIGHTON, Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY OF WASHINOTBS will meet et
West Alexander, Pa., on the Firit Tuesday (the 4th) of
October, at 10 o'clock A. M J. I. BKOWNSON, S.C.
The PRESOTTRRY OF SCRITYLER will meet in North
Henderson. Mercer County, Micas on Friday, October 14th,
at 2 o'clock P, M. T 8. VaILL, *taloa Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY OF RhDSTONE Will meet on the
First Tuesday of October, in the church o Mt. Moriah at
ll o'clock 6. Al. The church i• situated about two miles
South of New Geneva, Fayette County, Na
J. M'CLIBITOCK, Stated Clark.
The PROBYTERY OF titigAVER will meet in Sharon
on the Third Wedneeday (21et day) of September, at 11
o'clock A. M. D. C. REM), Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY OF DUBUQUE will meet in the
First Presbytkrlau church, Dubuque. on Monday evening,
September 26th; at 7 o'clock. 40$N M. BOGGS, S.C.
The PitRIMEMPERY OP CEDAR will meet in Muscatine,
on Tuesday, September 27th, et 2 P M.
. a.HEARER. Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY OF HOLM RIVER will hold its stated
Yell meeting at Freeport, on Tuesday, September Rith, at
'PA' o'clock P M.
The asserPment of live cents per member, upon the
churches, for the contingent fund, will be called for.
S. T WILSON, Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY OF COUNCIL BLUFFS will meet et
eltnwood, Mills County, lowa, on Tbuteday, the 15th of
September, et 7.0 . 01d0k P M. D. L. BUG EISS, B. C.
The PRESBYTERY OF ST. CLAIRBVILLE will meet
in Woodelleld, on the Pint Tneeday of October, at 1 t o'clock
& Id. JOHN MOFFAT, Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY OF CRLOAGO is to meet at Mendota,
on the last Tuesday (the 27th) of September, at 7 P. M.
T. M. Fetus, Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY OF PE'IRT A. stands adjourned to
meet at Prospect church, on the Third Tueedey (20th) of
September, at 7 o'clock P. M.
ROBERT JOHNSTON, Stated Clerk.
The FREBBVTICRY OF WESTERN RESERVE well hold
its next etated meeting at Northt- Id, Septemi , er 18th, at
'I% o'clock P. EL FRhDRMOK T. BROWN, B.C.
The PRESBYTERY OF ALLEMENY CITY will hold. its
we at stated meeting at Sewickley, c mmencing on Tuesday,
the 13th of September, ■t la o'clock
WILLIAM ANNAN, Stated Clerk,
The PRESBYTERY OF IOWA. will meet in Mt. Pleasant,
on Tueaday, September 20th, at 11 o'clork A. M. •
T. STEARNS, Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY OF BLOOMINGTON will hold Its
neat stated meeting at Weat 'Urbana, 111, on bloodily,
October 10th, at I% o'clock P. M.
R. CONOVER, Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY OF ALLEGHENYwiII meet at
Centre, on the Third K edneedey of September, at 11 o'clock
A. K. NEWTON BRACKEN, Stated Clerk.
- The PRESBYTERY OF BOOKING stands adjourned b
meet in Barton. the Second 'Tuesday in September, (13th)
1859, at 7 o'clock. P. St J. U. PRATT, Stated Cleik.
The PRESBYTERY OF NEW LISBON stands adjourned
to meet in the church of liphoboth. in the village of Ohl
'town, on the Second Tuesday (the 13th) of September, at 12
o'clock M. ROBERT NAYS, Stated Clerk.
The PRFSBYTERY OF RICHLAND will meet in the
church or L.xiugton on the Second Toerday (7.3tb) of
September, at 7 o'clock P. M. J. P. OLLIKVELL, S. C.
The PRESBYTERY OF R&M. will meet =t Sugar Creek,
on the Third Tuesday (20th day) of deptember, at 2 o'clock
F. M. B. o j. hi EATON, Stated Clerk.
The Moll Air SOUTHERN lOWA will meet at rum
villa, Afarian County. lowa. on Thursday, the sth day of
October, 11359, at 7 o'clock EP M.
SAMUEL C. /MUNE, Stated Clerk.
The SYNOD OP ILLINOIS stands adjourned to meet at
Parts, on the Second Wednesday el2th i of October, at 7
o'clock P. M. ROBERT JOHNSTON, Stated Clerk.
The SYNOD OF lOWA te adjourned to meet in Muscatine,
on the last Thursday of September ( 9th) at 7 o'clock P. M.
.1. D. AtABos, Stated Clerk.
The SYNOD OF AILFGHENT will meet, airreeably to
adjournment, in the Prerbvterian ain't h of Mercer, outbe
Fourth Thursday of ptember, (22d) at 7 o'clock P M
Narratives of Religion from Presbyteries, are to be sent
to Rev. William M. Blackburn. Erie. Pa., before the first of
September. ELLIOT E. SWIFT, Stated Clerk.
tb3,s JI tpartment,
YeLtow Fevea —We see it stated that there
has not been a case of yellow fever in New Or
leans this season. A. total exemption is nonsual,
and should be noted with gratitude.
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