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eTZITZRSON COLLEGIL-13pwarde of fifty
new students were inatricukted at the open •
ing of the present session. Additions are
UNIT= PRESBYTERIAN.—Rev. Samuel
B. Reed, late of the Seventh Street church
(U. P.) has been appointed stated supply
of a new church in this 'city, belonging to
the same connexion.
PINE GuovE ACADEMY AND SEMINANIA
J. E. Thomas, A. M., Principal, is located
at Pine Grove Mills, Centre County Pa
The Cstalciue for 1859 shows an attend
ance of sixty-five pupils.
REVIVAL IN PHILANETYPRTA—We see it
stated that, on the first Sabbath in Septem
bar, there were added, on examination,
eighteen persons to the oohookeink ohureh,
under'the care of Rev. Daniel Gaston, D.D.
TEN members of the Steubenville Pres
bytery coming to Deereville on the Steuben
ville and Indiana Railroad, are requested to
atop at the "Philadelphia Crossings." We
will meet them there.
SYNOD or NORTHERN INDIANA.—The
members of the Synod of Northern Indiana,
upon paying full fare in coming to Synod,
will be returned free upon either of the
roads ooming into Fort Wayne—the Pitts.
burgh, Ft. Wayne and • Chicago Railroad,
and the T.. W. Railroad.
JOHN M. Lamar,
Rev. Ds. ANDERSON, of St. Louis, has
been' elected President of ()Aland Ooliege,
Miss. Dr. A. is at present traveling in
Europe. We have not heard whether he
had been consulted on the subject ,of the
Presidency. He has been a' very useful
pastor in a very important place, and many
would regret his transfer, should it take
Pau. FRAZER, of Jefferson College, Pa.,
has been elected to the Chair of Natural
Science, in Oakland College; Miss. He
has been a very highly acceptable officer at
Jefferson, and multitudes would be extreme.
ly sorry if any thing should induce ,him to
abandon his present position. [We have
just learned , that Prof. P. declines the invi
tation to Oakland.]
BTurxr PAEIBENGIIt RAILWAY. - The
President of the Penn Street Railway haspre
seated to the Mayor a petition, signed by
many citizens of Lawrenceville, who are
members of churches in the city, asking
that oars may be run for their accommoda,
tion, before and after the morning public,
worship. The Mayor, we understand, has
so far consented,: that he will not of his own
motion, direct the execution of the laws
against such a running; but in ease infor
mation shall be made by other persons, he
will rigidly enforee the enactment.
Union Theological Seminaxy.
We are gratified to learn that the Union
Theological Seminary in Virginia has corn
mewed its present sessions under` flattering ,
auspices. Twenty new students have en
tered upon their studies, and the old ones
were all in their places at the opening.
The Junior class numbers nineteen, and
this is the 'largest Junior class which has
ever been known in the - Seminary since its
foundation: It is a matter of thankfulness
that all our. Theological Seminaries are in
a highly prosperous condition.—Presby
Mr. Samuel Cochrane, of New York,
lately deceased, left the following bequests,
To the Presbyterian Board of Domestic
Missions, $10,000; the Presbyterian Board
of "Foreign Missions, $lO,OO ; Drestio
Missions of the. Free Church of Scotland,
$10,000; Foreign Missions ofi d the Free
Church of Scotland, $10:00q; the. Aineri
min Bible Society, $lO,OOO. The •• residue
of his property, after paying all other lega
cies and bequests, he left in trust to his
executors, to be used in dispensing the
Gospel of Christ in and around the city of
New York, and in his native country, Scot
land, estimated at $lOO,OOO.
Oironisstances make it important and very
desirable for the members of the Blairsville
Presbytery to convene on the third, instead
of the fourth of October. Therefore, the
Moderator, with the concurrence of other
members of the body, requeets Presby ,
tery to meet in Salem church on Monday,
October 3d, at• 2 o'clock P. M. The usual
business connected with the Fall meeting,
will be attended to. Those traveling by
railroad will; on that day, find eouveyances
to receive them at Hillside and Deny Sta
tions. J. P. PULTO.N.
Very small things may produces very
great influence.' A singlieword, sometimes,
has been made the instrument of awaking
an attention which has led to the saving of
a soul. The following. has been related as
a real occurrence :
A Christian brother ascending the Mis
sissippi in a steamboat, distributed tracts.
He came to a group of gentlemen, one of
whom :was an infidel. He received the
:treat, foldedit np, deliberately took his
-knife and out it np, and said, " There
gols wour instrumentalities." A small
_piece of the tract lodged upon his coat, and
he,saw, the words " God and eternity."
He-tried , the intoxicating cup and cards,
to divert his attention, but still " God and
et e rnity," rang in his ears, and he had no
rest until ' be came. to Christ. ,He, s, now
preaching the faith that he once destroyed.
It was not our privilege to be present,
this year, at the Commencement at Washing
ton, as had been our custom since our resi
dence in Pittsburgh. Neither do we find
details of the exercises in any of the papers
yet received thence. The deficiency, how
ever, is well supplied by the correspondent
of the; Pittsburgh Gazette.
In the Gazette there is given a glowing
account of the exercises on the occasion.
The attendanee of the citizens, it would
seem, was great beyond that of any former
Commencement. Of this we are pleased to
be informed. Such an attendance has a
very important influence upon the interests
of an institution. The Trustees are grati
fied, this Professors are cheered, and the
students are stimulated. The country
,around' derive!! very great benefits from a
College—henefits is a variety of aspects,
and there should be made an adequate re
turn. A large attendance shows, also, the
good taste of the people, and their caphili
ty of appreciating an 'intellectual treat,
The Graduating Class was composed of
nineteen young gentlemen, who go out into
the world full of hope, and give promise of
high degrees of usefulness. A majority
of them contemplate the study of Theology.
The •exercises of the *Commencement pro
per, enured on the 21st. The assemblage
collected at the early hour of 7, and con
tinued their till if o'clock. This
was a long for the ladies, who were
present by hundreds, and a very long stand
ing for the gentlemen for whom There was
no space in the Hall, in which to be seated.
The Gazette's correspondent says : " The
whole Commeneement proceedings were un
usually interesting--creditable to Faculty
and students, and cannot fail to have a
highly beneficial influence upon the future
welfare of the College. We enjoyed the
literary banquet hugely, and hope to live to
participate in many another such joyous and
The afternoon of Commencement day,
however, seems to have presented a feature
of deeper interest, even than the morning.
That was the inauguration of the monument
to Rev. David MoConaughy, D.D., u former
President,. The ceremonies were intro
duced with prayer by Rev.. Dr. Scott, the
present President of the College:
REV. Da. BROWNSON made the opening
In his address, Dr. Brownson gave a suc
cinct history of the procuring of the Mon
ument. He had acted in this work as Pres.
ident of the Alumni Association, and as
Chairman of the Codmittee for collecting
funds. The funds were contributed• mainly
by the Alumni, though some handsome do
nations were made by other friends of the
deceased. The entire cost of 'the finished
work will be soreenhat over $6OO, all of
whieh will be perfected without incurring
a debt. Dr. Van Rensselaer and. Wm.
Main, Esq., of the Board of Publication,
aided in the selecting of the material used
in the work. Drs. Wines and Scott con
tributed the Latin inscriptions.
Dr. Brownson, having spoken of the
work, alluding to the material, finish, pro
portions, simplicity, and unity of design,
remarked, in reference to the man :
" It is not in' marble to increase his well.
merited fame, and much less to affect his
immortal state, but marking the spot where
his ashes repose, this appropriate token of
affectionate gratitude will signify to every
stranger who shall, look , upon it, and to
generations yet unborn, the feelings with
which, he was regarded. Especially will it
convey to the future members of Washing
.and , Students-alike
—the salutary and hopeful lesson, that em
inent talents and learning, irreproachable
integrity, constant piety, and unreserved
consecration to the glory of God and the
good of mankind, and all, baptized with, the
spirit of Jests, are sure of - reward in the
high appreciation and sacred recollections
of a surviving generation."
R. H. KOONTZ, Esq., read a commemo
rative Poem, by John L. Gow, Esq., and
added the following :
The Monument is of pure white Italian
marble, and is -placed in the centre of the
fattily burying lot, near the principal ave
nue. It rests upon a block of Pennsylvania
marble, some three feet" three incbeesquare
and eleven inches high. The plinth and
cap of the pedestral are of appropriate
size and style, and the die consists of
a solid block two feet , four inches square,
and three feet high. The shaft , where
it recite upon the pedestal; is one foot
six inches square, and, gradually tapers• to
some twelve inches, when , it is cut in a
pyramidal form. On the South.side of the
shaft, about midway, between the pedestal
and the apex, is the name "McOonaughy,"
in raised letters, encircled by, a wreath of
On the South side of the die, facing the
avenue, will be found.the chief inscription .
in ',torte quint*
vir hUe admodum reverendua,
David McConaughy, D.D. LL.D.,
Nadu: Sal'. Oct., A. D. . 1775 ;
Obiit EV , Sal.' Feb., A. D. 1852.
De Eiteria, de religione, de patria
ingenio, doctrines et pietate insignia :
A Prapinguie, Coliegis, Diaciputia,
valdi &flatus :
In Jean obdormivit.
On the west side will be found' this in
Vir bonus crag, et planer Spiiitu ISanete et Pie."
An English inscription is written upon
the. Northern face, very appropriate to the
man in whose memory this stone is erected.
of Like a patriarchal sage,
Holy, humble, courteous, mild,
He could blend the awe of age
With the sweetness of a child."'
Upon the Eastern front we have :
. In memoriam
- Hoc monumentum ponendum feeerunt
Alumni et Amid.
The whole monument stands fourteen
feet seven inches high.
RE - v. Dn. ELLIOTT inquired as to what
should bring together so vast an assembly
and answered :
" It is the, spontaneous homage of grate
ful hearts to a departed public benefactor.
It is to inaugurate a monument.whieh is to
tell to succeeding ages that here repose the
mortal remains of the Rev. DAVID MO-
CoNAtrotrr, D. D. , LL. D, the humble
Christian, the accomplished scholar, the sue
easeful President, and the faithful friend;
and in doing this, to express the Affectionate
gratitude and esteem of his literary chil
dren, by whose contributions, and those -of
a few personal Mends, it has been erected.
"In the present ease there is a peculiar
fitness in , the movement which is in pro
gress. Our. menerable deputed friend• had
no children of his own to leave behind him
to perpetuate his name, and, to tell his vir
tu es to those who should,. come after him.
H ow-fitting, then, is the grateful homage'
p aid to his memory, in the' erection of this
THE PRESBYTERIAN BANNER AND ADVOCATE.
monument by the Alumni of the College—
hie literary children, over whom he watched
with suoh paternal care ? It is an sot of
filial love and' respect, whioh'ohallenges the
approval of every pious mind, as being in
harmony with the requirements of the fifth
commandment, of the Decalogne. It ts
moreover, a recognition of the great princi
ple inculcated by our Saviour, when he
said, " Whosoever 'shall do the will of my
Father which is in heaven, the same is nay
brother, and sister, and mother."
DR. ALRIOII said :
" Remarks'made ova? the graves of inblio.
men, sometimes honor them with excellen•
ore which they did not possess, and are re.'
garded as eulogistic and_ bordering on ex.
travagence, rather than a faithful descrip•
Lion of their true character. Not Aso with
our departed friend, around whose remains
we gather again with the same veneration
we had for him while living. These sacred
emblems bring again fresh to our remem
brance, a life worthy of imitation, and vir
tues worthy of all praise. All that has been
said will meet with a hearty response -from
those who knew him .best; for snob, no
monument is necessary; that is in their
hearts, this monument is far posterity."
REV. R. HENRY LEE, reotor of Trinity
church Washington, and long a Professor
in the College, gave a hearty testimony to the
worth of the departed. Of his literary attain
ments, he remarked :
We have read on the beautiful shaft
which now rises majestically . over the grave
of M'Conaughy; the following simple but
most appropriate lines
Like a patriarehal sage,
Holy, humble, courteousimild,
He could blend the awe of age
With the sweetness of a child
" We scarcely need remark that the author
of these. lines, could not have more felicitous
ly eke tohed the actual characteristics of Dr.
sl'Conaughy. As a man, a gentleman,
and a Christian, he was indeed
Holy, humble, courteous, mild.'
snd in him, it is most true, were blended
Awe of ale and the sweetness of childhood.'
" Dr. M'Conaughy, was gifted by the Fa.
ther of spirits , with real genius. Hence his
polished scholarship,; his ardent admiration
of the works of the. illustrious G-recian and
Roman authors. Heim his quick percep.
tion of i the sublime and beautiful' in the
works of God in external nature, and in the
human soul, in which kindred genius sees
and feels the workings of immortal mind.'
His own genius played with the brilliant
fancies of •Anacreon and Horace;.enjoyed
the wit of Lucian, and soared with equal
ease on the native numbers of Homer ' Vir
gil and Milton. His bosom swelled and his
expressive eye beamed while he read in their
noble languages immortal sentences of the
patriotic orators of the free states of anti
quity and of modern times; of Demosthenes
and Cicero, of Chatham and Burke, of Ames
and Webster; for he, too, was a patriot cit
izen of a free state, whose privileges and
blessings he inherited from youth and valued
in his manhood."
REV. JAMES W. MCKENNAN, au Almn
nus, and once a Protessor in the College,
bore his willing testimony to departed
" Still we delight to call up befell) oar
minds the various excellences of his char
acter—in many respects a model character,
more complete than is often found among
erring mortals. How oonseientious in the
discharge of every duty to God and man !
How faithful to every trust ! How ready
for every goOd word and work I How anx
ious for the improvement of those commit•
ted to his care ! How interested in-every
object tending to promote the goojitof Zion
and the welfare apd happiness; of man
How modest and retiring, yet winning in
his manners How cordial in his friend.
ships I In his whole spirit, how amiable,
how liberal, how obliging, how beneficent,
how large hearted, how vrhole.souled ! How
did he attract all hearts How did he con
strain all who knew lire, to respect, esteem
and love him ! How strikingly did he ex
emplify the apostle's description of true re•
ligion- 4 First pure, then peaceable, gentle
and easy to be entreated, full of meroy and
good fruits, without partiality, and without
hypocrisy P "
HUGH. W. TENEEt ; Esq., of Philadelphia,
said of the Doctor :
"His learning Was great, his skill as an
instructor of youth all admired ; but was it
for these we loved him so ? No, not for
these I We-come to day as children, to ren
der the natural tribute of affection, with
which a father's virtues have inspired us.
Few here to-day think of Dr. MoConaughy
as 'the scholar, or the teacher, while all
dwell with delightful remembrance on the
memory of the good man. Learning is at
tainable by all; genius and talent are given
to many; but, beyond and above them all,
is that faculty of inspiring all around with
filial love and confidence. This, the high
est attribute of human excellence; Dr. Mc.
Conaughy possessed in a remarkable degree.
He seemed to be basking in the light of the
Deity, and all were cheered by the heavenly
rays that shone reflected from him."
The concluding address was made by
Rev. JAMES R. Humus. Mr. Hughes al•
laded to the ease with which popular ap
plause may be gained, when the subject of
panegyric had possessed some rare and strik
ing quality, which shone resplendent. He
" Our cordial task today may, perhaps,
exclude us from the plaudits of those who
can admire only that which is singular, and
who value only that which is eccentric and
rare. But we can solace ourselves with the
thought that we have no reason to fear
abatements by the most rigid fidelity of the
"The inonument, which presumes to per
petuate the memory of this venerated. Pres
ident of Washington College ; this well fur
nished scholar ; this polished gentle Man
this able theologian ; and this huinble yet
exalted Christian man--his monument
should mainly possess the quality of faultless
The benediction was pronounced byProf.
S. 3. WILSON, of the Western Theological
It was not our lot to enjoy a personal ac
quaintance with Dr. McConaughy. Neither
are - we wont to abound in laudations of the
great, whether they be the living or the
dead, however worthy. But we feel it. a
duty to instruct and stimulate the rising
generation by letting them know eomething
of the lorth and attainments of the fathers;
and by showing that, among Christians,
men's good deeds live after them.
It is hardly' needful to remark that we
have given only brief quotations from the
speeches of the worthy brethren who con
tributed to the improvement of the occasion.
We, sometimes, when dealing with matters
great and valuable, regret our limited space;
and especially, on suoh occasions, are we
sorry that our readers, very generally, can-,
not tolerate a long artists. Let, then, the
foregoing suffice as our contribution to the
monument of modest; orth.
TWENTY. ONE manumitted slaves passed
through Columbus, Ohio, recently, for
Hardin County of that State, to live on
land purchased by their late master. They
were from Mecklenburg County, Va.
Meeting of the Synod of Alleghen.Y.
MERCF4, Sept 26, 1859.
DZAIL BANNER:—The annual meetings
of the Synods of our Church, are occasions
of much interest to many.' Old acquaint.
anoes, meet, new friendships r are formed,
hearts are cheered by , the information re•
calved of the progress of the
,work of grace
in the .different churches, sweet counsel is
taken, new plans of operation , are inaugur
ated, or old ;schemes are revived, and the
spirit of devotion is kindled , afresh by. the
exercises of prayer and praise„the preach
ing of the Word, and all the ordinances of
God's house ; so that the members return
to their respective fields of labor, greatly
refreshed and invigorated. Those who neg
lect, except from sufficient and unavoidable
cause, attendance upon these meetings, not
only fail in the performance of an import•
ant duty, but also deprPre themselves of a
precious and balloted privilege.
The meeting of the Synod of Allegheny,
this year, in the town of Mercer, removed
from any of the great lines of travel, ren
dered a return to the method of our fathers
necessary, on the part of many. There
were two ways of reaetting this point—one
by railroad to Enon Valley, and then by
the public coach; the other - was from Pitts
burgh, through Butler, by means of private
conveyance. This was the route taken by
us, so that we traveled over a part of the
once much frequented road between Erie
and Pittsburgh. But the railroad enter
prises have left if - altogether to the local
travel. Most of the road between Alle
gheny and Butler, was planked a few years
ago, but in many places the planks have
beers replaced. by stones, and in many others
they are' worn through, so. as to endanger
greatly, the gilds of buggies and wagons.
All along, evidences of the effects of the
great frost on the 4th of ! Tune, are still
,*isible. The timber has been very colloid.
erably injured, and the fields have the straw
standing in, that would haye been loaded
with grain, and been gathered into the
barn, bad it not been for; the sudden and
Unexpected calamity. But the corn planted
after the frost, although a little late, prom
lies very well; and if the present wet
weather does not continue, the yield- -of
buckwheat will be immense. The potato
crop never was better. The farmers, as a
glass, have suffered `severely in the loss of
their wheat, and in the outlay necessary to
secure seed and bread. But we hope they
will trust a kind and faithful Providence,
and that the next year will give them an
abundant harvest. This whole region is
admirably adapted to raising stook;. and
large quantities of sheep, cattle, and horses,
,are now bought here for the Eastern mar
The town of Mercer is: delightfully situ
ated, and contains within the limits of the
borough, sord'h twelve hundred inhabitants,
with : a large population in the surrounding
country. Quite a number of religious de
nominations have churches here—the Pres
byterians, Free Presbyterians, United Pres
byterians, Congregationalists, Methodists,
km. The Presbyterian church has been
long established. Here the Rev. Samuel
Tait, of holy life,and precious'memory, well
known in the Church because of his fervent
missionary spirit,, and because of the ardor
with which he advocated and defended the
principles of the Old School against the
claims of the New School, preached. The
church was sorely rent by the New School
excitement, and afterwards by the so.called
Free Church movement. But today it
is stronger in all that constitutes real eccle
siastical strength, than , ever before. The
labors of the present pastor, Rev. J. R.
Findley, have been greatly blessed. This
church shared 'largely in the blessings of
the Revival of MN.'
The Synod was opened on Thursday even •
ing with a sermon by the Moderator, Rev.
James W. Dickey, from Num. sill: 18, 19
This sermon was earnest and impressive,
and received the undivided attention of the
audience. The Rev. John F. MoLaren, D.
D., was elected Moderator. On the follow
ing' evening, an instruotive, interesting, and
acceptable sermon was preached, according
to appointment by the last meeting of Synod,
on the subject of " The Connexion .Between
Ministerial Devotion and Ministerial Suc
cess," from 1. Tim. iv 16, by the Rev.
But the most interesting incident that
occurred during the sessions of Synod,
was the ordination of Mr. Ira M. Condit,
by the Presbytery of Erie, as a 'mie•
sionary to China. The sermon was
preached, upon invitation, by the Rev. E
P. Swift, D. D., from Eph. i : 8, 9 , in
his usual earnest and powerful. manner.
The constitutional questions were pro
posed by the Moderator, Rev. James M.
Shields; the ordaining prayer was offered
- by the Rev. J. V. Reynolds, D. D.; and the
charge to the newly ordained missionary
was given by the Rev. S. J. M. Eaton.
Mr. Condit is a grandson of the Rev. Ira
Condit, one of the early ministers of this
region. Connected with the history of this
inifig man that is`worthy of mention, more
than twenty years ago, a sermon, was
preached by the Rev. Nathaniel West, D.
D., now of Philadelphia, on the duty of
parents consecrating their children to the
service of the Lord. A father and mother
were then present, who, on that occasion,
solemnly consecrated their only son to the
work of the ministry of reconciliation. This
son was he who is now the Rev. Ira M.
Condit, an ordained missionary for China.
The vow was heard,- and the offering ao
oepted. A large and deeply interested con
gregation WlB in attendance.
The meetings• of the Synod were pleas
ant, and the conclusions arrived at, harmon
ious. Much time was most profitably oe
cupied with devotional exercises. The hos
pitality of the people was moat cordial; and
they manifested great interest in many of
the proceedings. Not soon will their kind. .
ness be forgotten, A.
Forthe Presbyterian Banner and Advocate
MESSRS. EDITORS will no doubt be
interesting to your readers to know of the
success of the cause in this place.:• In face
of great difficulties, the Presbyterian con
gregation here resolved to build a church.
Today we have deposited in our corner-etoue
a number of documents—a nketeh of the
history of the church, a copy of the Banner
and Advocate, of the Presbyterian, of Phil
adelphia, of• the Neu, York
,• Observer,. a
Presbyterian Almanac, and several other
doeutuents: Oar building is seventy one
feet long by forty.eight feet in width. Our
spire its to be one hundred and forty two feet
This town was originally settled by Friends,
and until within a few years, public senti
ment was controlled by them, and those pre.
tending tdbOld with thorn. At first their
influence was moral and religions, but after
the division in 1828, into Orthodox and
Hixite, it began to decline, until about ten
or twelve years ago, when the great mass of
the Church was suddenly carried away by
the Radical anti-slavery agitations, and
quickly landed in infidelity. From 1840,
until within perhaps two. years, the tone of
public sentiment in lists place was decidedly
hostile to Christianity. That hostility is be
ing gradually overcome, but it is by no means
dead. It, is a town of very considerable
business, containing near four thousand in
habitants. The county around is densely
populated, but it is a population upon which
Evangelical religion has but a slight hold.
The leaven is working, and, the time will
came-when all this land will be. Immanuel's.
A. B. 'lsl.
Boston and New England.
New Hampshire is next to Maine in position t
and has some prospect, of being only
. second to it
in the celebrity to be derived from the conquer
ing of very bad habits. The Maine Law, against
liquor drinking, is gaining a world wide celebrity.
New Hampshire has, as yet, no law Against
Tobacco (Thing, but there is being established a
practice, in the right quarter, which may have
a moral force of equal efficiency.
A statement was made in the late Convention
of. Congregational clergymen, in New Hampshire,
that "not` one pastor in the whole connexion
used tobacco." This was: a gain upon the pre
vious. At that time there was one who 'used the
vile weed." Does the reader doubt the statement ?
Can it really seem incredible that an order of
men, the most intelligent and best educated—an
order of men who have Publicly and solemnly en
gaged to " abstain from fleshly lusts," and to
serve and copy the example of Him " who did no
sin," should abstain from an expensive indnis
genets, and a practice which, in refined society,
is injurious to both mind and body ? One
writing on the subject says:
Among other reforms, the anti tobacco reform
has_received due attention ; clergymen have dis
cussed it in a manly way in local Associations,
and. in large gatherings, and many of the more
infinential'pnlpits have thought it no condescen
sion to direct both law and Gospel against this
sin, as against other sins which destroy the bodies
and souls of our fellow men. * * *
said one, " I will drop tobacco, if it lakes the
flesh from my bones." He, dropped it. He re
tains his flesh, however, and more also. Said an
other, "I will conquer this enemy if it costs me
my life." He conquered, and shows himself a
.The New Gymnasium, at Harvard College, has
been opened. Special hours are assigned for
each class. General satisfaction is given, and
much benefit to the young men is anticipated.
The Massachusetts Legislature is in special ses.
sion, revising the Laws of the Commonwealth.
Both the civil and criminal code are to pass the
The Inauguration of theolf easter Statue, at Bos
ton, which occurred last week, was an occasion
of some excitement. The Hon. Edward Everett
delivered an Oration of an hour and three. guar
tars. The closing paragraphs were:
Two hundred and twenty-nine years ago this
day, our beloved city received, from the General
Court of the Colony, the honored name of Bos
ton. On the long roll of those whom she has
welcomed to her nurturing bosom, is there a
name which shines with a brighter lustre than
Webster's ? Seventy two years ago, this day,
the Constitution of the United States was ten
dered to the acceptance of the people by George
Washington. Who of all the gifted and patriotic
of the land, that have adorned the interval, hes
done more to unfold its principles, assert its
purity, and to promote its duration ?
Here, then, under the scope: of of heaven; here,
on this lovely eminence ; here, beneath the walls
of the Capitol of Old Massachusetts; here,
within the sight of those fair New England vil.-
lages ; here, in the near vicinity of the graves of
those who planted the germs of all this palmy
growth ; here, within the sound of sacred bells—
we raise this monument, with loving hearts, to
the Statesman, the Patriot, the Fellow Citizen,
the neighbor, the friend. Long may it guard the
approach to these halls of council ! Long may
it look out upon a prosperous country! and, if
days of trial and disaster should come, and' the
arm of flesh should fail, doubt not that the mon
umental form would descend from its ( pedestal, to
stand in the front rank of the peril; and the
bronze lips repeat the cry of the living voice—
" Liberty and Union now and for ever, one and
ins eparable !"
Business is still lively. Money is plenty at .a
reasonable rate of interest. Large quantities Of
gold leave weekly fOr Europe, but equal amounts
arrive, mostly from California. Thelarge influx
of manufactured goods, however, and the very
small exports of domestic produce, must have a
damagiog effect, if long continued.
The Sabbath Question is still before the com
munity. The late meeting of the
party, in the Volk's Garden, a lager bier resort,
was an astonishingly small affair, for such a city,
and so much previous talk and effort. The Tri
bune gives the number at four or, five hundred at
the opening, swelling to about one thousand at
9 o'clock, and "dwindling down to three hundred
at loi r o'clock." The more respectable secular
journals take ground against the Sunday liquor
traffic, the Sunday tend in the . Park, and other
noisy and corrupting desecrations of the day. If
Christian men are firm and wise, they may have
the rational and orderly portion' of the commu
nity to co-operate, and will hence have a quiet
Sabbath. . ,
The R•eeption of the Delegation from the Pres
byterian General Assembly of Ireland; was the
great religious movement of last- week, in New
York. A very large assemblage met, in Cooper
Hall, on Thursday evening, to welcome the stran
gers. The object of their visit is, to receive aid
toward the sustentation of their missions, in the
South and West of Ireland. Rev. Dr. De Witt, of
New York, acted as Chairman of the meeting.
The Delegates are Revs. Dr. Edgar, Mr. S. M.
Dill, and Mr. David Wilson.
The New York Times gives us the following: .
The Rev. Dr. Murray, of Elizabethtown,
said that in accordance with the arrangements,
he bad nothing to do but to act as usher, and
proclaim the names of , those who entered at the
door. He said, in substance, that for many years
the hearts of many in Ireland had yearned for a
wider spread of the Gospel in Abet land; and
that great efforts had been made to reaoh effec
tively the native Irish. One of the chiefs among
those who had thus labored was with them in the
person of Dr. Edgar. The others, Mr. Dill and
Mr. Wilson,.had also been lahorers in that field;
and they were also present. He hoped and be
lieved that they would be received with a heart•
felt welcome wherever they might go.
Dr. Adams followed in a brief speech of wel
come, which drew forth 'evidences of hearty ap
proval froni the Assembly.
The Rev.°Dr: De Witt then took the members
of the delegagon severally by the hand and as , .
cured them of " a kindly greeting from their breth
The Rev. Dr. Pratt, of the delegation that had
been sent from Philadelphia, expressed his
pleasure at being present on such an occasion,
and gave them aseurances of a warm reception
in the City of Brotherly Love.
The Chairman then introduced, in terms of ap
propriate eulogy, Bev. Dr. Edgar, who arose and
said, that in the first place be desired to express
on his own behalf, and in behalf of his brethren,
their very deep sense of thankfulness for the high
honor that had been done them by their friends
upon the platform, and by their friends before
them. He hoped and trusted that they appre
ciated, as they ought to do, the sympathy and
kindliness, the friendship and istirdial welcome
with which they had been met here,• and he did
trust and hope that what they saw around them
and before them now, and what they had heard,
would, under the blessing of God, be a great as
sistance to them in the arduous work that was
assigned them. They came from the head-quar
ters of Romanism—not from Rome, for Popery
was weak at Rome--•but from Ireland, the battle
field for Britain and the world, of Popery. There,
judges of the land confessed to Roman priests;
there, juries found rebels and murderers "not
guilty," because one Romanist was a juror;
there, members of Parliament, called "The
Pope's Braes Band," swayed enormous infinence
by voting for Whig or Tory as suited the inter
ests, .. of.; .the the %web ;•,there;,llßomanistw•were
obuokling over the perversion of the English
Protestants who went over. to Rome; and there,
supported by public funds, were both the ,pro
fusers and students of Maynooth, a great
Seminary for priests, whom it trained, not only
for Ireland, but for the whole globe. Round
about him, as his neighbors, were
andWitti'lliem beautiful nuns; smiling in the
people's faces, though they were deadlier foes to
the welfare of the nation than were the Russians
in Sebastopol. When a man fell before the
priests, be fell in infamy judgment , conscience,
wife, amily, being all sacrificed. The hills of
Itikerms.nn, of Alma, and of Sebastopol, Were
only like the late Austrian defeats ; they
were like dark hours in a Summer's day. The
sky was white, the clouds were fair:, the fields
were green, but it would be hard to find amidst
waving corn or busy streets, where the bravest
of the brave had fallen. Bat, in their battle
field, ignorance and viciousness and Romanism
continued to destroy immortal souls. long after
the bloody sword bad been returned to its scab
bard, and peace secured bad stilled the din of
war. But as the dark caverns of the deep had
sucked the wild whirlpoole in, so, wi - h a cruelty
that never spared, and 'with a rapacity which
never cried "enough," Romanism continued to
suck in wife and maiden, beardless youth and
grey haired age, and aid too long, too long
had it been borne. The Presbyterian Church,
in its holy mission, had gone forth with
the deterinination of giving all quarter to
the men, no quarter to the system; to,' ex
tend all love and tenderness to the indiv idual,
but to spare no superstition. The mission of
this Delegation was Presbyterian, but it was not,
on that account, sectarian. Where the tear of
bitterness fell, it was not asked whether it rolled
down a Presbyterian or Episcopalian cheek.
The hectic flush upon thb face of youth _excited
their deepest sympathy for the immortal 'spirit,
whether the poor clay tabernacle bowed down:in
the sanctity of spiritual worship, or crouched as.
a devotee at the idolatrous Mass. They wanted
to preach the aospel to every creature. Their
effort was—for man degraded, to elevate 'him;
for man dark, to enlighten him; for man misers
ble, 'to comfort him; for man ruined, degraded,
lost, to bring him to the image of his Maker, and
fill him with hopes of immortality. Their reli
gion prospered, and the Sabbath sanctity was
observed. Crime had decreased in Ireland—
righteousnessp flourished. The broken-hearted
wife rtjoiced over the reformed father of her
children, and the reformed father cried out, in
embracing his recovered child, this, indeed, is
toy eon who was dead, and who was lost, but is
found. [The Reverend gentleman exhibited,
statistically, the social advantages of Presbyte
rianism as lessening the amount of crime, and
appealed urgently in behalf of the mission in
which he was interested.] He and his co•
laborers offered themselves, he continued, as a
substitute for every American man who had not
the opportunity, the means, or the strength to
go or act as a missionary in Ireland himself.
Here, he offered himself to his brother to do the
work that, on account of the breadth of this
confounded Atlantic, he could not get over.
[Applause.] Though the Irish had been un
tortunate, this was not the time for vain regrets ;
it was the time for high enterprise and bold
endeavor. The Irish ministry were willing to
act in sympathy with their American brethren,
who were now being brought so very near them.
Why, just think of it. If this Great Eastern
succeeded, she would lift Ireland on her back and
carry her three days nearer New York; and if
the railroads in the North did not get on quicker,
it would be a very serious question 'whether the
ministers of New York or the ministers of Belfast
would get to Connaught first. [Laughter and
applause ] When he was going round the
missions in the West of Ireland, he felt that the
Americans were his nearest neighbors, because
between him and them there was nobody.
[Laughter.] But in coming over to America, he
aid not oome ae a "big beggerman '•" he came
here to have his old heart refreehed with ex
pressiOns of Christian sympathy and to ask
Americans to diectiarge a Christian duty and ex-
hibit a Christian love by aiding in the evangeliza
tion of the West of Ireland. He did not know
what they would be able - to . give, and he was
afraid to name it; but whatever the amount
!night be,"the purpose to which it was to be ap
plied was one that should excite the sympathy of
every tree Christian. In Ulster, where the Pres
byterians had within the - last few yeare given
£13,000 to the Free Church of Scotland, £18,•
000 for the support of poor' congregations, and
£35,000 for the erection of churches, the only
grievance they labored under, was that they had
now too many demands to meet. They were
"The old woman who Heed In a shoe,
And had so many children she didn't know . what to do.
[Laughter.] They were able to do a great
amount of Work, but it was not equal to the sphere
that God was opening to them. It was for this
they asked the assistance of their brethren in
America. God had abundantly blessed' the
Church in Ireland, and they asked their friends
in America to unite with them in the enjoyment
of that great blessing, and let one and all of
them, in their zeal and in their prayers, unite in
a determination, in respect to Ireland, of, for Ire
land, for Zion's sake I will not hold my peace."
After - an address by the Rev. Mr. Cookman, of
Philadelphia, expressing the high gratification
with which the Evangelical churches of that city
had heard of and would receive the visit' of the
The Rev. Mr. Dill, of Ballymena, County An
trim, was introduced, and in the course of a
somewhat elaborate discourse, described the ex
traordinau moral 'effects of the revival there,
and the change for the better which it had ef
fected in the habits of the people.
Mr. Wilson, the third member of the delegation,
made the closing speech, which was' devoted
mainly to an account of the prosperity of the
Protestant missions in the South and Southwest
A few remarks by Mr. Stuart, of Philadelphia,
and the enthusiastic adoption of a resolution of
fered by Mr. Dodge, pledging to the Irish delega
tion a the co operation of the United States in
carrying out the work which God was opening
before them," concluded the proceedings.
.The Rancid Line of steamships to Europe, still
occupies attention. This is likely to become a
reality, and if so, it will add greatly to the trade
of the city. Philadelphia is to be mainly a man.
factoring place. It has immense facilities, and
is already the first manufacturing city in the
Union, both as to the value and the variety of its
productions. These are not a source of wealth
equal to foreign commerce, but they are greatly
preferable for the building up of an industrious,
orderly, well-to-live, and Christian population.
Still, a foreign commove is greatly needed,
though it may not be the reading feature ; and at
least one line to Europe should be well sustained.
Among the improvements now in progress is
the laying of a Water Pipe, thirty inches in dia
meter, along Broad Street. It is to extend, uni.
tapped,- all the way, from Fairmount to Prime
Street. It is to supply the Southern part of the
Por the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate
" Death of a Minister.
DIED—At his residence in Ohio County,
Va., near Wheeling, after several menthe ill
ness, on the 18th of September, Rev.
JAMES HNETEY, D. D., aged 78 years, the
oldest minister of the Presbytery of Wash
ington or Synod of Wheeling.
He lived, labored, and died, almost in, the.
place of his birth, and the history of his
life runs back to the morning of civilivation
and Christianity West of the Allegheny
Mountains. He was born in one of the
little forts where some of the first white
settlers on the Ohio secured themselves and
their children from the murderous hands of
the native savages—and yet, even there, by a
mother's faith and prayers, was devoted to
the Lord for the ~work of the ministry of
He witnessed the felling of the forests ;
the extermination of : the, wild beasts that
inhabited them; the retiring of the Indians
before the influx of a European race; the
cultivation of hit native hills and vallies;
the first,gathering of the pioneers to: hear
the eonude of salvation in their opening
settlements; the organization of Christian
churches; and subsequently of Presbyteris
and Synods; and he was himself an active
and efficient agent in these movements.
lie was trained for the ministry—alter be
coming a subject of grace in the great re
vival at the beginning of the century—
under the instrnotion of that great Apostle
of Western Pennsylvania, the Rev. Dr.
The writer is not informed as to the date
of his liconsure but has heard from his own
lips, that in the Autumn of 1812, he corn
menoed a stated service, as the first minis
ter of any order, in the city of Wheeling,
then a small village having no organized
congregation, or house of public worship of
any denomination. Near, the same time
he took the pastoral charge of the congre
gation, at the forks of the 'oreek, six mile
East, the only pastoral charge he ever heid'
though preaching for many years simultan
eously in other localities. This he con
tinued to bold with the entire unanimity of
the people to the day of his death, a period
of nearly half a century.
'Doctor Hervey was uniformly a meek,
humble, retiring, unostentatious man; but
of vigorous mind, an independent thinker,
a sound theologian, and an able and instruc
Distinguished for his intelligent and firm
attachment to the doctrines and order of the
Presbyterian Church, and for his punctual
attendance on the meetings of her judica
tories, be enjoyed the entire confidence of
his official brethren, and exerted an import
taut influence in their counsels. Devoted
to the prosperity of the Church, and never
suspected of any selfish or sinister aims, he
was much beloved as a pastor, and lived and
died a revered and honored servant of the
Lard Jesus Christ.
Rev. Dr. AARON WILLIAMS' Poet Offioe
'address is changed from Canonsburg,
Pa., to Sewickleyville, Pa.
Rev. Dr. W. M. SCOTT'S pastoral relation
to the Seventh church, Cincinnati, Ohio,
was dissolved by the Presbytery of Cin
cinnati, at its late 'meeting, he having ac
cepted the Professorship in the Seminary
of the North• West, to which he was
elected by the General assembly.
Rev. E BARR'S Post Office address is
changed from Cedar Valley, Ohio, to Bed
ford, Indiana. Correspondents will note
Mr. JOHN K. HARRIS was ordained and
installed pastor of New Monmouth church,
by the Presbytery of Lexington, on the
Mr. J. M. Gout has received a call from
the church of Providence, Presbytery of
Rev. JAMES H. FITZGERALD'S Post Office
address is Buckingham Court House, Va.
Rev. W. C. train, of Laymen., Texas, has
been elected to, and it is said, has ac
cepted the Presidency of -Aranarna Col
lege, Goliad, Texas.
Rev. EDWARD Coomils Post Office address
is Brownsville, Tenn.
Rev. HENRY M BAIRD, of the College of
New Jersey, has been dented Professor
of Greek, in the University of Nevi York.
Rev. T. D. LEA having become the Stated
Supply of the Unity church, and Prin
cipal of the Bethany Institute, his address
is changed from Clinton La.; to Centre
ville, Amite County, Miss.
Rev. JESSE EDWARD'S Poet Office address
is changed from Plover, Wisconsin, to
Rev. GEORGE MORTON has removed from
Ebenezer, Indiana Co., Pa., to Philadel-
phia l - Pa. Correspondents will please ad
dress him at Philadelphia.
Rev. Dr. WlLtas LoßD's pastoral relation
to the Second church, Brooklyn New
York, was dissolved on the sth nit., by
the Presbytery of Nassau. Dr. Lord has
proceeded to Chicago to enter upon the
duties of his Professorship in the North-
Western Theological Seminary.
Rev., ; COLIN SllAw's Ptii Office address
is changed from - G-ravelly. Rill, N. 0., to
Blaok Riier Chapel, New Hanover Co.,
Rev: It DAVIDSON. D. D., has resigned the
charge of. the First church, New Bruns
Mr. D. W. COOPER having , received and ac
cepted calls from the churches of Bloom
- ing Grove and Olivesburg, was ordained to
the full work of the Gospel ministry, by
the Presbytery of Richland, on the 18th
JOHN CHESTER, M. D., was ordained, by
the Presbytery of Burlington, on the
14th ult., and installed pastor of the
church of Burlington, New Jersey: At
the communion on the Sabbath succeeding
his ordination, the names Were read of
seven members who had united with the
church on a profession of their faith, and
of fourteen who had united by certificate,
making an accession of twenty one mem
Rev. Dr. W. L. BRECIKINIMIGN'S Post Office
address is ()banged from Lexington, Ky.,
to Midway, Ky..
For the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate.
At a meeting of the congregation of Fairthumit
held on the 10th of September, ult., pnrsuarit to
notice riven from the pulpit by the pastor, Rev.
H. R. Wilson, D.D., to take action upon his re
quest to have, the pastoral relation between him
and said congregation dissolved.
Virususes, Rev H. R. Wilson has signified his
intention' te request the Presbytery of Allegheny
City, at its next meeting, to dissolve the pastoral
relation, between him and this congregation, and
has desired this congregation •to acquiesce with
him in the request; it was, therefore,
Resolved, That while we cannot refuse the re
quest of our pastor to take leave of us; yet we
do so with heartfelt regret, and under a deep
sense of our loss of a worthy and faithful shep
Resolved, That during the time be has been
among us, hie faithfulness and "consistent piety
as a minister, his kindness and sympathy in all
our affliction, his readiness to engage in, and
promote every good work, entitles him, to, our
highest regard as a friend and minister of the
Resolved, That we follow him and hie family
with our prayers and earnest wishes for their
happiness and prosperity, and that the blessing
of God may attend him and his, in whatever field
their lot may be cast.
Resolved, That' the foregoing resolutions be
forwarded to the Banner and Advocate for publi
cation. DAvna Dun., Chairman.
3. DOUGLAS, SOOretAry
The PRESBYTERY OF ALLEGHENY CTPY will hold an
adjourned meeting in the Leactre Ewan of the First ,Pres
byterlau church, Allegheuy, on the First Trietday of
October, at le o'clock A. M.
WILLIAM; ANNAN, Stated'Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY 'OIL' FORT WAYNE will-meet, by
Divine penniision, in the Firet Preeby terian church of It.
Wayne, on Wednedday, October 19th, at 7 o'clock P.M.
JNO. 31. DOWNIE Staled Clerk.
The PBESBYTERY OF R&RITAN etude adjourned to
meet at :Forestville, on Tueeday,October 4th. To be opened
at 11 o'clock A. M., with a sermon by the Rev. John Mac..
/4 8,0;4/. D , the Moderator. P. 0. STD DDIFORD, S. C.
The. PRESBYTERY OP NEWCASTLE' bold its next
.61sted meeting on the First Tuesday (4th) at October, at 11
o'clock 4.14., in the Presbyterian church of Lower West
Nottingham, Maryland. 'ROBERT P. DuEOlB,l3. C.
The PRESBYTERY OP 01110 will meet at Lawienceville.
in the Presbyterian church, on Tuesday, Oetobet! 4th, at 2
o'clock P. M. . W. B. MoILVAINEySteted Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY 01. - • - HUNTINGDON,:wiII bold its
next stated meeting in theßillefonte,Rreabyterian elk/trek
en - the Nina Tuesday lute arOttaber at 11 o'cleek
A. M. , IteBEBT , 'Meted Clerk.
* The'' PRESBYTERY OP COSHOCTON will meet in the
church of Keene, on the Bret Titizatty of October at 2
o'clock P. M. .I. - E. CARSON, Stated Quit.
The . PRESBYTERY OF kaLTSBTIFIG will meet at Rural
Village, tAa. the Pim 1t t , dao ot ate*, at 2 o'clritit P. D.
W. lit..,WoultaNl.o., Stated Clark.
The PR - 103E71TM OF 81 - EußENvrux will meet in
Deeraville, on the tint Tamale) (4th day i of do ober, et 10
o'clock A. M. 'llolißta IlEhltiJN, Stated Clerk.
The PB.EBBTTERY OF DONEGAL will hold ite nest
stated meeting in tbi:cborch of Middle °aortas, on Tues
day, °Molter the 4th, at 11 o'clock A. M. The Rey. Robert
Gamble will preset' iat the rpeuing of the f efehnle. Mem
bor.! wiab_ 150: come by railroad, will be accommodated
e 00 1 7 0)64Cell he= Christiana Station. by prelim:4JY
arguainthig the Rev Joseph M. Rittenhour. Bart Pon
Lace, with their purpose JOltit FAht/1314,411, S. O.
The PRESBVTRBY OF BLAIRSVILLE Still meet at
Salem, on the First limoday of October. at 2 o'clock E. m•
serm on by the ltev. h. Stevenson. Subject—Freshyterian
Ordination. Alemtars coining by railroad from the sast,
will Stop et llillside; from the West, at Derry F.tation, where
conveyances will be provided to the church.
The PBBSIII 'IRBY X%Y.WTON will hold its vest
statectinecting at 13 ackettsiown,N. J., on the First Tuesday
of. October next. The Vessicnal Nartatives must be sent
te ;hey. W. .k. Westervelt, at Bloomsburg, N. J., ten days
jprOilene to the day of meeting.- 3be opening services will
commence et ll..e'eack A 11., with a permon hum the
BleilOrtiter, or the' alteinale preacher.
• - BISIIIIITON, Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY OP WASIIIIIOTBN will meet at
Weet Alexander, Pa., on the Fink .Theaday (the 4th) of
October, at 10 o'clock A. M J. L BROyerlitlON, S.
The PRESBYTERY OF SCBUTLIER win meet in North
JAMES DAVIS, Staled Clerk