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PITT,SBURGR, SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 1860
Oolportage.—Seo advertisement, and get
. supplies from the excellent stock at the
Presbyteriati Book Rooms.
Irish Missious.—The undersigned aoknowl
eiges the ; receipt of Two Dollars for the
benefit of . Irish Missions, from Rev. Wm.
Blairsville Femile Seminory.—The Cata
logue for i 1860, shows an attendance of
seventy-seven young ladies. Rev. SAMUEL
IL SHEPLEY and Mrs. SHEPLEY are assist
ed bi six young ladies, in the department
Sunny. Side Seminary is located at New
burg, Pa:, and is conducted by Mrs. C. L.
WILLIAMS,''With several tisistants. A
•CatalOgne, just issued, indicates prosperity,
and ilCising prospect& •
Rev. - Samuel C. Baldridge, N.D., died at
Frieridsville, 111., on the 29th of February,
, abdut the eightieth year of his
age. He Was a native of North Carolina,
was converted early in life, and licensed by
the Presbytery of -Abington. In 1830, he
was enfeeliled by Paralysis; 13 which
time he had been able to do but little ser
vice in the pulpit. Previously he had been
a diligent . laborer.
Trdnsfer of ~Ecclesiastical Relations--The
St. Louis 'Presbyterian informs its readers,
that, "At the last session of the Presby
tery of Missouri, the churches of Glagow,
Keytsville,. and Brunswick' were received
from the New School Presbytery, and Rev.
• S. J. M. BEBRE, Rev. C. D. SIDIPS,ON, min
isters, and Mr. J. S. VINCENT, licentiate,
After examination, were enrolled as •mem
bers of. PreSbytery, they having presented
.getters Of 'diamission from the PresbYtery
It is proposed to establish, in one of the
Western Cities, a school for engineers, on
the same principle that navigation and
steamship . management are taught in the
Massachusetts and Maryland Nautical
-schools: • The 'interests of humanity, as
well as of trade, demand such an institu
tion. The wonder is, that one was not es
tablished loag ago. The Western waters
employ such vast numbers of-steamboat
Captains, Mites, and Engineers, that well
trainedyeang, men could hardly fail of ob
taining profitable employment.
DAMILLE THEOLOGICAL SEDIINART.
The Seventh Annual Catalogue of this ,
Institution lee been issued. It presents
to' us` the names of fifty-two young men, can
didates'for the Gospel ministry. They are
from' eighteen, States and one Territory,
,and from seventeen •literary institutions.
Kentucky furnishes nineteen of the stu
dents, Maryland 'six, and Ohio five. Dr.
'Wm.' L.. BuelllNltlDia, elected by the
last AssemblY to the Chair of Church Gov
ernment and Pastoral Theology, having de
clined the position, there were but three
Professorsdnring the : year.. 'These divided
the duties of the fourth , so as to make all
the departments of instruction complete.
The growth .and vigor of this school are
WESTERN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY.
The Board of Directors of the Western
Theological' Seminary, will meet in the
Seminary 'Hall on Wednesday, April 18th,
at 2 o'clock PI .31.
The examination will commence on Mon
day, April 16th, at 10 o'clock A. M.
The Comniittee'of Examination are Rey.
THOMAS CRAIG, TX D., JAMES ALEXAN
DER, D. D.,..TAxxs I. BROWNSON, D. Di,
and Messrs. F. G. BAILEY and JAMES
On TneidaY evening,- the 17th, an Ad
dross will be 'given before the " Society of
Inquiry," by, Rev. Mosns D. HOGE, D.D.,
of Richmond, Va.
On Wddnegday evening, 18th, Addresses
by the Criaduating Class; and Farewell
Address to them by a member of the Fac
ulty. ~ W. B. MclLvAnin, Sec'y..
We have often felt deeply pained on see
ing children-spend-their` pennies for can
dies and trifles. They are cultivating a
depraved .appetite, and forming habits of
self-indulgence which h will be afterwards
difficult to-restrain, and which will be sore
temptation& We can hardly avoid antici
pating evil for that child whom we see fre
quently furnished with small coin, and spend
ing them thus in a pernicious indulgence.
Better by far to withhold the money; but
better still to' give it, teaching the child,
uniformly and undeviatingly, to bestow it
for some purpose of charity. The Exposi
tor gives ilia ease strongly illustrative of
the evil of the practise to which we allude :
"Not long since, a Christian lady, of
most lovely character, called upon me.
Her whole heart, as manifested by years of
intimate acquaintance, seemed bound up in
making her son what he should be, and es
pecially that God would early mark him
with his - grace;' She was in deep distress
of mind. Her, dear boy had been again
and again detected in stealing little sums
of money.. Mie wept and prayed with him,
and spared not• the rod.' She had kept
temptation from him ' by carefully guard
ing her own - purse, and not leaving money
,about. She had hoped'that he was broken
of the habit; but, poor woman, how an
guished was her heart, as she told me, this
morning he has .stolen a: piece of money
from a neighboring house !
"The result of that long interview was,
that that dear woman Went home broken
hearted, and fully satisfied that by her mis
guided indulgence the fault was her own.
She had 'been in the habit of giving her
_he of ' spending them to
gratifyAppetiite: It grew upon him, and
thus was he ripening for temporal ' and
eternal ruin. She knew where He dwelt
who binds up the broken hearted.' He
' ever liveth' with the Great Physician,'
To him. she;lrent and was •healed. She ap
plied hiei ,, re 'Medics; she began in earnest
to teach, gtat. aOll by precept and exam
selfrii4l, the true use - of money;
She feu* 4 honey at - the, end of the rod.'
"I could adduce other And thrilling in=
stances of the insane practice so common,'
even: among ,Qhriatian parents, to which I .
heti dated attention;` butlet this inifice.
The Inaugural A:ddresses'at the opening
of this Seminary, at Chicago, 111., Oct. 26,
1859, have been published in a neat pamph
• let, of ninety-three Bvo., pages. The Ad
dresses by the> Professors are preceded by
the Charge of the Directors, through their
President, Rev. SAMUEL T. WILSON. The
occasion seems to have been one of deep
interest to 'the persons Who participated,
and especially to the Professors, Directors,
and those friends who have labored for
years, and sometimes ahnosi against hope,
in the enterprise.
It is a singularity,'Welt worthy of note,
that a' full corps of P'refessors were here
inducted at once. All our other Semina
ries began more feebly. Princeton, for a
number of years, had but two Professors..
Allegheny did not obfain her fourth for
near thirty years after heF inception. Dan
ville still had but three. But Chicago
comes out in full vigor, as to her Faculty,
on the first day of her organization. Her
endowment also is large—not adequate to
her wants, on the s.cale on which she is
projected, but so large that she is author
ized to start with great vigor. The enter
prise which commences the work so hope
fully, we Cannot but trust, will carry on the
endowment to a speedy coMpletion.
In the number of pupils, Chicago is not
so much in advance of •hen sisters, in their
junior, days. But twelve or thirteen have
been in attendance: '• In this' respect, she
may be destined to a period of minority;
but we cannot think- that her growth will
be otherwise than rapid. There is a krge
country around her, demanding ' a great
number of ministers. The multitude of
churches in the ten Synods of the North 7
West, furnish candidates for the ministry,
in rapidly : increasing numbers. To these;
Chicago presents glowing attractions, in her
spirit, her Professors, her- aecommodations;
'and her location. True, we are not of
those who regarded Chicago,
• for location,
as a first choice. But she, has been chosen
by the proper authority. The Seminary.
there -is now a fixture;'and it becomes
good Presbyterians, one and all, to say;
Amen; and to contribute their proper pro
portion of influence to its advancement:
The Lord bless it, and make it a' blessing,
The Charge, by Mr. WiLsoN, is solemn /
and appropriate. He alludes feelingly to
the amazing magnitude of the, work„ the
responsibility,, the difficulties, and the
means of meeting all these, so a.T to , tri=
=ph. In the Lord have we strength..
TO present even an analysis' of , the 'Ad4
dresses of the four ProfesdorS, would requird
much space and time. Suffice it to say
that they are appropriate. They indicate
qualifications, a spirit, purpose, and plant,
from which great things ;ire -to be donft-'
dently expected. 4 '
The work is issued by our enterprising
friend,. jOSEPIC Wnsorr, of .Philadel
phia. It contains lithographs of the. Pro
fessors,'and of the'liberal benefactor of the
Seminary, CYRUS' H. AloConmicx. In
such, matters we do` not profess to have the
finest taste, nor the best judgment; but we
feel strongly inclined to enter; our protest
against: the publishing of sack likenesses
as some of these are. When we conieni
plate good men, loved and honored, we like
to, do so through an attractive medium.
We hence express our desire to publishers;
that they will either leave us to our. own
imaginings, to conceive the beauty of an
admired Character, or otherwise that they
will• give us a likeness in the first style ,, of
modern art. After this criticism, we ad
vise our readers to send for the book, and'
to make themselves acquainted with its
contents. ; . ,
THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY' OF THE NORTH-
1 E 8 .
Clark's School "Visitor is IfeiSafter to be
published in Philadelphia. We are sorry
to part a near neighborhood with the gen
tlemanly editors and publishers, but'we
rejoice in the growing prosperity and en
larging field of
,usefulnesi, 'of this excellent
Central Church, Allegheny.—On last Sab
bath ten , persons . were added to.the commu
nion on examination, and three on certifi
cate. Two months ago, five were added.
There is a hopeful interest m'anifest.
Lake Presbytery. -r-Rev. J. C. BROWN,
writes : '
"It may be a matter Of interest to
send you a word •in relation „to' the good
work in Lake Presbytery, siiice December.
At Christmas we ordained and installed
Rev. J. L. LOWE, over the Ciown Point and
Salem churches. The Spirit of God came
down during the meeting of Presbytery,
and upwards of• twenty churithed hope in
Christ, at Crown Point. fhave just spent
nearly a week with that brother in his
other charge, (Snlem,) where there is :a bles
sed work ; between twenty and thirty have
found peace in believing. In my own
charge in this village, (Valparaiso,) , we have
just received twenty-five. And at' a com
munion held at 'Wheler, in a part of this
congregation, seven miles distant, 4311fthe
9th instywe received' eighteen. `Of 'these,
thirty-five were on examination; and eight
on certificate." •
Rockland, Tonnage County, Pa,—The fol
lowing from this congregation, will be react
k with interest
" Good news is always welcome," and to
the devoted follower of Christ, no news is
more cheering, than to hear of sinners-re
turning from the error of their ways to
God. The congregation of Rockland, in
Clarion Presbytery; has lately enjoyed a
most precious visitation of the 'Spirit of
God. Preaching was commenced in this
congregation on the sth of March, andeon
tinned two weeks. The religious.exel:cises
were characterized by deep solemnity-and
strict attention; During"the meetingAhe
anxiety , of some twenty-five perSoiiik,A:iih
reference to their soul's salvation; Was
evinced by their remaining after the con
gregation was dismissed,' to 'converse -Ter
sonally about their eternal welfare.
"Of this number, eighteen mite 'forward
and asked to be admitted as merfiberS
the church of On-thethird Sabbath
of, March, these' persons 'sat. down: for 'the
first time, at the Lord's table, and thug:Pub;
Holy acknOwledged Jests their:Redeem
er. . It was a, solemn and interesting Sight
to see the 'old' womanof sixty' years, With
the , girl of.thirteen, for the first' time, ac
knowledging the dying' love of , Jesus:
Truly, God is no respecter. of TersOns! "
Long ,Island Church,,Pa. 7 —The
~ ,paptor of
this church, Rev. ,11; I_ , :‘WoummA,N,, writes:
' " At a recent communion in the PreshyteE
rian church of this place, .tw'entitiiie , per=
eons were received; on profession of , their
faith.l Thsyr,occasionriwaiminc.of greitirit
~1 ,RESI3YTERTAWBANNE,TL7--SATURDAYO MARGIT ,1860.
terest. • God's people, have been 'refreshed
and quickened ; and now it qs ;gratifying to
See the professed folloWerwe the . ; Saviour,
with few exceptions, all coming up to the
help of the Lord against the mighty, anx
ious to do something for JCS - Us. In view,
of the blessed work in this church, also in
that of Highland,, (a notice .of which apr
peared in the Banner, of February 25th,)
we can truly say, the time to - favor ; Zion
here, haS at length come. Fifty-seven per
sons, of ages varyin g from thirteen to
sixty-five, have been added . to these two
churches, on the occasions to which allusion
has been made. G • ocl's promises are sure.,
Those whO weary not in well-doing, shall
reap in due Season;if .they, faint not."
B OST ON AND NEW:ENGLAND
The New APPOINTMENT AT HARVARD has
'been confirmed by the Board of Overseers,
and it is supposed-that Dr. Peabody Will accept
-without delay, the,-".Plummer Professorship of
Christian Morals.", The haste . with -which the
;whole affair has- been managed, has - excited
much surprise, and no little comment in many
quarters. The effect has been to convince ob
servant minds :that Unitarianism is determined
to keep possession of this ancient-seat of learn
ing, founded by the liberality of those whose
faith its present occupants despise, and to make
it, as far as possible, strictly" denominational for
the exclusive _benefit of Unitarians.. The defec
tion of Rev. Messrs. Coolidge -sind Huntington,
has caused, an alarm that Will probably result in
an effort to control the- University by means
an Unitarian influence more intense than ever
"before Manifested: Pretty SitiOng` "intimations
are'now thrown out that the Legislature Will be
called upon to' exercise same right with re
gard to the appointment of Trustees; that' t does-
With respect to the Overseers. For it was
conceded some time ago that the Legislature had
the right to change or.re-construct the Board , of
Trustees at:pleasure: The' whole proceedings in
the late election have awakened a strong deter
mination, on the part of all * the evangelical de
nominations, to resist any further encroachments;
in the University by Unitarianism. •
CAMBILIDO,E was originally called Newton or
New 'Toxin . In the - fireface to Harris's "Epi
taphs from thee Old", Burying Ground in Cam
bridge," we bare the following quaint and char
acteristic account of the first church organiza
tion : '
" The settlement of this town, originally
called Newton or the Newtown, was •begun in
1631. In 1632 was built the first house for
public worship at Newton, with a bell upon it,'
and on . the 11th of October, 1633, Rev. .Tboinas
Hooker was, ordained pastor, and Mr. Samuel
Stone, teacher. Early in the year 1636, Mr.
Hooker and his congregation removed to Hart
ford, Conn. 'These people and church of Christ
being - thus departed from Newtown,' the godly
people, who °amain their roomes, gathered the
eleventh, churckof-Ohrist, and called to the office,
of .a pastor, that, gracious, sweet, heavenly
minded„ and, soul-ravishing minister, Mr. Thomas
Shepheai.d.' *thus, on the Ist ofrebrnary, 1636;
waslormed the'first permanent chureh at New
This Rev. Thomai Shepharti(as the name is
now written,) 'was one of the most godly men
with Which the American Ohurch has ever. been
blessed. 1n.1817, this ancient church 'ma divi- .
ded,•the majority haiiing 'become Unitarian; the
minority, under; the lead of the Rev. Abier
Holmes, D. D., of blessed meniory - -;father of Oliver
Wendell Holmes, the poet and '!'Antocrat," was
compelled to leave,and seek a new-and humble:
locetion for the time. But at length, these who:
were thus exiled 'from the house where their .
fathers-worshipped, and around:which so many
holy memories of the past clustered, have in
come a strong andpowerful people. Their pres
ent pastor is the Rev. John Albro, D. D. The
pastor of the Unitarian portion is the Rev. Wm..
Newell, D. D. Some may think it strange that
Dr. Holmes, the " Autocrat. of the Breakfast
Treble," the son of a clergyman so thoroughly
evangelical, should seem to have repudiated
altogether the faith of that father. But it is to
kept in mind that his mother was :avowedly
and intensely Unita'rian, and brought her son up
to her own way of thinking, with the most cease
The Oan Cutraorres AND GRAVEYARDS of Boa
ton are rich in the recollections of the past.
But few intelligent travellers visit the New Eng
land metrepolis, without directing their steps to
some of these, and without. spending hours, if
time allows, in reading the . inscriptions ,of the
olden time upon the decaying stones that,mark
,the resting place
of the dead. The following is
from the Boston. Transcript :
."King's chapel, in this city,.is the church in
which the first organ ever, heard in public wor
ship in New England, was set up in 1714. The
organist came out front England with the instru
ment, as no person here was found competent to
assume its charge. The first organ - built in this
country was made by Mr. Edward Bromfield, of
Boston, who died August 18th, 1756, ,The fact
is stated on his tomb-stone in the burial ground
of the King'i chapel."
The. JOURNERXEN . 0110EMASERS have already
lost more in the time consumed by, the'" Strike,"
to Bay , nothing of other expenses, than the in
crease of wages asked' for, would amount to in a
whole year. And still the employers decline to
enter into an engagement binding them to a con
tinuance of the increased rates. The trutli.is,
the business has been overdone, and other em
ployment must be sought by multitudes, before
there'can be any , great improvement in:the wages
of those who still continuo to labor at this
The STATE OF - MAINE is more largely agricul
tural, and its farms are worth . more, notwith
standing the great length of the Winters, and the
shortness of the Sumniers, than is generally sup
posed, as . is evident from the following statis
"Out of one hundred and sixty-two thousand
males in Maine shove' fifteen years of age, seven
ty-seven thousand-are 'emplbyed in agricultural
pursuits, and they pay more than sixty per cent.
of the taxes. The farms of Maine are worth
The REV. G.' T. 'Mums; fortherly it missionary
of the American , . Board in India, has accepted
the Presidency of,Galm College, in the Sandwieh
Islands; and Gen. Williams, of Norwich, Connec,
tient, and Alajor Williams, of New London, and
Judge Williams, of Hartford, have -contributed
$l,OOO each, toward its endowment. •
After all the hubbub made' the Congrega.
tionalist about the statements made by Gun COE-
It:ESPONDENT, concerning the late installation of
Mr'. Parker, at Hartford, and - notwithstanding
the disclaimer of Dri. Joel: Hawes and Samuel
Spring, there is too much reason to fear, that the
report Wes; in the main, correct, as will be' evi
dent from communications in other journals.
The correspondent was present and took notes of
the examination, the correctness of which have
been 'verified by others present, and the force of
which it will be difficult to turn aside. To, pub
ilsh such things is not
. pleasing, but as faithful
chroniclers of, the occurrences of the day, the
indicationi of error, wherever found, must be
noted. To doless than this, would be disloyalty
to the King and Head of the Church..
The MONEY MARKET is unusually well sup
plied, and no difficulty is experienced in obtain
ing loana on : good paper at very moderate rates.
Contrary, to What:is usual, money .is actually
seeking borrowers. .
sumsthe meantime it is openly said that large
sums are sent to Albany, and large sums spent
on members of the - ailtimontouncil, for thepur
pose of securing legislation with regard to rail
ways, and other
,things, for the interest of indi
viduals and companies, that could not be secured
in any other way. It is a sad day when the re
nal character, of legislators and public officers
can be BO piAliclyproclainted, without being met
by,theleast attempt at,denial or extenuation._,
';‘The effort made rat - Albany to effect st.ehange
in * the charier of.the Iteminous SoorsTits t such
as the American Bible Society, and tits 'Amor.
loan -Trat,V Satiety,- so . as to allow voting for
Directors, Officers, &e., by proxy, has been .
successful in the Senate, but may possibly
be defeated in the House.` ...The. effect of. this ,
measure would be, to'give a most favorable op
portunity to those anxious for any particular
measure, or opposed to any particular set of men,
to accomplish their purpose, in a secret and un
,suspected way, without doing it *illy and hon l .
estly beforiS all Men, and to change what has met
with the — aequieseence of the most liberal bene
factors, and most devoted friends of these Socie
ties for years. It is legislation not asked for
by those principally concerned, but by those who
wish to maker these Societies subservient to, their
• - The: 'CENTRAi PARR promises to be a great
"ornament to , the city, but according to present,
appearances thelgood people of New York will
-have to Pay a great bill for it; The original cost
of the ground, including the State projmrty with
in its limits, Wiii4 4 , nearly $5,275,000. Now, it, is
- proposed to make an addition on the North side
that will cost anether sl,ooo,ooo,making a total
'of $8,275,000. The expenditure originally in
'tended for its improvement was $1,118,418;
which"were added for "Contingencies" (I)
. $311,582, making an amount of $1,500,000,
Which was to complete the park. Now a bill is
'before the Legislature asking for $2,500,000 more
to complete the work, and an, additional $2,506,-
- 000 from which to raise a revenue - for keeping it
in reptirs. Here is grand total of $12,775,-
000. And persons capable of forming a pretty
'accurate estimate of such things, assert that an
'additional $5,0g0,000 will be necessary before the.
'work is entirely finished; thus the entire sum re
quired will amount to $18,000,000. This-under
taking is certainly an immense political whirlpool
for engulfing the_people's money.
On the'mOrning of last Sabbath week, GEORGE
*OOD, 'EsQ:, one of the most distinguished
lawyers mot only of NewlYork, hut of the United
States, departed life. He was .a native of
New-Jersey, where he practised law for- many
years with• great success, but Sor a .quarter, of: a
century he had been a. resident of New-York,
where he was engaged in moss of the large chan
cery suits that came before the Courts. He was
not a pleasing speaker, but, his knowledge of law,
Ake clearness of his perceptions,' and the correct
ness ,of his - judgment, were unsurpassed. He
Was the advocate -of the New School, in opposi
tion•to Mr. Preston, of South Carolina, 'for the
Old School, in' the great 'Presbyterian Church
case, and made the very best that could-be made
of the ease committed to him :
• It is said that on one occasion, rwhen Ile was
retained against Mr. Webiter in a cause before
the Supreme Court at Washington, a Southern
gentleman associated with Mr. Webster in the
oak, ai3ked ;him who that: sleepy-looking man
was on •the other .side.• "WhY, answered the
great expounder; that is. George, Wood, of New
York; and if he is' asleep, I advise you, by all
means, not to Wake him up."
• , •
It was our godd fortune to be at Wash#Lgton
City in the beiinning of the year 1847, and to
see arrayed before the Supreme Court, in a suit
involving greacpiinolples, Wood, of New York,
and John Davis, ofhlassachusetts, against Daniel
Webster and ,Itufus Choate. The contest was
one in which only intelleCtual giants were en
gaged. Membeui of both Houses of Congress
crowded the Court room, day after day, to wit=
ness the encounters of. such great minds. But
in men of this stamp the country is poorer to
day ; it cannot present such an array of legal
ability in the persons of any foUr men in the
The Evenin.o Poet gives the foliowirig statement
of :the preient condition of the AsTon LIBRARY :
The whole number of volumes now in the
library is very nearly one hundred and ten
thiltisand, of'which, about sixty thousand belong
tolthe literary dePartment. The library is well
attended. On the average two hundred and ten
yolurnes are in use every day, beside those used
by`parties admitted to the alcoves to pursue
their inveitigati6ns on,' any` particular subject.
The amount expended for new books during the
pait,year has been $13,898. The total value of
the,library and buildings is. estimated at nearly
Da. Anzn!,STEvuos, editor of cthe Christian
Advkate andVounial, after twenty years' expe
rience of editorial life, gives the following prob
abilities in regard to communications being read,
that should be always borne in mind' by those
who undertake to write for newspaper& Cor
respondents, whose two, three and four column
articles are slumbering in our : pigeon -holes, will
please accept it, as a full explanation of their
"A communication which. is a, fourth of a
column long, is read by most, readers,. unless
its 'subject is manifestly repulsive; over half a
eoletini long, is read by half our readers ; a col
umn:. long-, by. a third - of them; a two column
article; . 1:1y - Inot one-tenth ; a three or four column
one, by nobody :whatever, except the wearied
editor and his proof-reeder, and the few who
mai : have a personal or very special concern in
The business men of -the
PRAIER-MEETIRG, have issued cards containing
the following form of self-dedication to the ser
vice of the .Lord : .
take God the Father to be my God, (L Thess.
I take God the Son to be my-Saviour. (Acts
I-take God the Holy Ghost to be . iny Sanctifier.
(1. Peter 1: -2.) ' • - •
. I / take the Word of God to be my rule: (2.
Tim. iii : 16, 17.)
I 'take the people of God to be my peOple.
(Ruth i: 16,17.)
- Llikewise dedicate my whole self to the Lord.
xiv : 7,8.) .
And-I do this deliberately, (Joshua xxiv : 15,
Sincerely, (2. Con' i : 12,) Freely, (Ps. cx : 3,)
AND FOREVER. (Rota. rill : 35-39.)
The RELIGIOITS ANNTVEREARIES will take place,
this year about the middle of April, which will.
be ivro.weeks earlier than in former. years.
A,::correspondent of the ;Sunday &hood Tinges
mentions the REPORT that the Rev.- Samuel D.
Alexander had been -called to be pastor of the
church ot which his 'deceased brother, Rev. J.
W. - Alexander; D.D.,'Was formerly pastor.
. • PITTIADELAVA.
The'Takor. SALE OF Bonxs has been a decided
sucCess. At.the sainetime business in other de
partments is vary encouraging. The artlivals at
the hotels are Still increasing, and the sale of
Philadelphia manufactured articles is immense.
MiSSE.S. & Co., the agents of
Messrs. T.. & . x. Clark?, of Eclittbygh, introduced,
a few years Ago, to American readers, the faith
ful translation of that valuable work, "Bengel's
Qttomon of the:New Testament," from the press
of .those eminent Edinburgh publishers. This
work was received with great and merited favor.
Now K however, another publishing house in this
citphas announced a new„ and expurgated edi
tion- of Bengel, edited by Charlton T.. ,Lewis,
Professor of Mathematics in the University -of
Troy. - This is,but very littlmelse than a reprint
of the translation of the Messrs. Clark, while
the '.editor has most unwarrantably 'undertaken
to suppress all that he, in his consummate'
wisdom, supposes it " impossible Bengal should .
limits , if alive now." This is certainly a bold :
liherty to take 'with the works of any man, and'
should be frowned upon: However, Messrs: 4 !
Smith; 'English & Co. offer the original, complete,
end unaltered edition, in five yolumes, 840., for
$5.90 , net, and by mail, postage pre-:paid, at
$6.56. Here is an opportunity for ministers and'
others to become, possessed of an exceedingly`
voidable book at low rate , But in obtaining
this 'work of any dealer, be certain to get, the
Edinhurgh Mdition, and let. the expurgated one be
ykrALbItCRI I. CH.EYNET,. Treasurer of the'
American Sunday School Union, and: Superin
tendent of its Depositories,- lies- resigned his
place, to take effect on the 2d day of April. -
CheYney has done immenie service in extricating
the Sunday School Union from the difficulties
which occurred, in 1857, and in introducing : the
prescut pecuniary system under which.its opera
tions are carried on so suceisfully.
The RYx..C, i!,KRAITTot D. P”, late .ef Pitts=
burgh, peetor of St. Mark's Lu 7
the Tan church, en laet. Thursday,.evening.
'The rliii;Annl.PitlA: COIiFERISNOZ Of the Meth
-014: Episcopal. Church, has .by ia-vote, of .onik
hundred and thirty nays, against forty-eight yeas,
declinCd to memorialize the General Conference
in: favor of introducing 'the Lay delegate system.
Dr. Durbin spoke warmlyln its invor, but was
outvoted. • •
itjAnams. Timmy, - wife of the Bev. John
Chambers, of the Independent Presbyterian
church, of , this city, died on the 16th inst.,
greatly lamented. She, was the daughter of the
late Alexander Henry, - Esq., an 'Elder in the
Presbyterian Church, and President of the Amer
ican Sunday- School Union.; For:ntany years she
taught a Bible class composed of young ladies,
,at, the time of her death,' numbered seven
ty members. 'lter funeral, was attended by thou
REV. Dn. DUFF. vrrites to George H. Stuart,
'E q., that meetings for pray,er, in Calcutta, were
crowded, in which were Signal indications of a
glorious revival. The convictions awakened in
many minds were overpowering. Persons smit
ten down by the power of, the Spirit, as in Ire
land, were carried from the meetings.
The College of New Jeisey,--The annual
catalogue of this veneiable institUtion, lo
cated. at Princeton, New Jersey, gives the
following summary of the names now on its
register—Seniors, eighty-eight;. Juniors,
ninety-two; Sophomores, eighty-one; Fresh
men,.fifty-one. , Total, three hundred and
Rev. W. L. BREORINRIBGE, D.D., at`" Oak
land College,", Miss. . Both, words are
embraced in the Mime of the Post Office.
Rev. a H. ROBERTSON, of West.liebron,
New 'York, has received: and accepted a
unanimous. call from ,:the Park church,
Tro3r, New York.
Rev. ROBERT GAMBLE has received and
accepted a unanimous call from the
'Union church, Philadelphia.
Rev. S. C. ALExANDEn. has accepted a call
from the Black River Chapel church,
North Carolina. His Post Office address
is Black River Chapel, North Carolina.
Rev. Ilti - Lo CALHOUN'S Post Office, ad-
dress is changed from Selma, Ala., to
Thibodeaux, La. ° -
Rev. R. E. SEIERRILL having accepted an
invitation to labor in the chuach of Cam=
den, Miss. requests his correspondents
to address :Miss.,
at that place.
Rev. T. B. VAN EmAN's Post Office ad-
dress is changed from Bentleysville, Pa.,
to Cookstown, Pa.
Rev. JOSEPH BnowN's Post 'Office addvess
is e,harig,e,d from 'Thomasville, to 'lain-
Rev. Moums C. StuPuFN, of. Princeton,
New Jersey, has accepted a call to the
Spring Garden church, Philadelphia, to
become co-pastor with Rev. Dr. JOHN
Rev. HENRY C. ALEXANDER, son of the
lath JAMES W. ALEXANDER,D - .'D., has
been - appointed AsS - oCiate' Professor of
Logic and Belles Lettres, in the College
.of New Jersey.
Rev. JAMES STRATTON has accepted the
call , to Jackson',. 'and has_ removed
Rev. D. R. Tann of- Litchfield Illinois
has taken charge of the church in Xenia,
Clay County, Illinois, and has removed
Rev. Dr. J. F. *LAREN, of the Presby
tery of Allegheny City, has declined the
call given him by the church of Lewis
town, in the Presbytery of Peoria,
Rev. R. W. HENRY, of Chicago, 111, has
received a unanimous call tobecome
pastor with the Rev: Dr. Moßiatoy, , of
the Scotch Church, West Fourteenth
Street, New York.
ell2lBllllll Liberality.—Mr. J. E. BuoWN,
who supports fifty-two youno 4 Baptist theb
logical stndents Howar,4 College, Ala.,
at an annual cost of $13,000, has recently
endowed a theological chair in that college,
by a contribution -of s2s,ooo.—Presbyte
rian, Witness. -
New England Congspondenee.
THE PASTORAL UNION-OE CONNECTICUT, &C
My attention has recently, been called to
a point in my last communication to you,
and an explanation given which I transmit
to you with sincere gratification. It was
stated in that communication that at the
last anniversary of the Seminary at Fait
Windsor, an Old School Presbyterian min
ister was rejected, and a New School Pres
byterian minister elected by the Pastoral
Union ; and the inference was drawn that
this indicated not so much the ecclesiasti
cal as" the doctrinal sentiments of the
Union: . I had my information directly
from a member of the Union, who was
present at the meeting. The statement is,
I believe, true'; but the explanation is
this : The election 'of the New School min
ister took- place first; and it was not fully
understood that he was a Presbyterian. ' If
this had been known, as I now understand
the matter, he would probably have been
rejected too. With this explanation, of
course the inference falls to the ground'.
We are truly glad this is so. For how
ever we may regret their feeling in refer
ence to Presbyterianisni,, as long as their
Theological Seminary shall maintain and
teach the faith once delivered to the saints,
it jaas a claim upon the sympathies and
prayeri of all of every ,nanie,'who love the
truth as it is in Jesus. And just now it
seems more than ever apparent that if the
truth be not maintained, here, there is, to
human view, little prospect of its` ,being
maintained anywhere in
For the Freabytenan Banner.
Mzssus. EDITORS :—Permit me through
your excellent journal, to acknowledge the
reception of a box' of clothing, which was
sent me and -my family by the members of
the Sewing Society, of the Central church,
of Allegheny City. •This token of respect
and kindness to us, not only reached its
proper destination in safety, but awakened
in our breast& a deep and abiding feeling of
unfeigned gratitude to those whose hearts
and hands have been thus engaged in min
istering to our comfort and encouragement
in our work of love. - • And that the King
and Head of the Church; may - richly re
ward them,h6th in a temporal and spirit
ual point of view, for this their ; very gener
ous and timely favor conferred upon us, is
our earnest and sincere prayer.
FRANCIS B. DINSMORE.
Morning Sun, lowa.
The Presbytery of lowa.
Misas. Enrrons :—Perinit 1110 td say through
your paper, that according to adjourment,'the
Presbytery of lowti'mot in West Point, -on ;the
6th inst.; that the attendance, was full; and the
Owing to the fact that, in order to form anoth
er Presbytery within the bounds of this Synod,
our Presbytery has been confined to four coon-`
ties, we feared a little• that - on meeting for thd
first time under the new- arrangementove should ,
feel that it had become a " day of small things"
with UP. But in this we were pleasantly disap
pointed. We missed, it is true, , some fainiliar
faaes, yet were permitted to feel that we were
still a,goodly number, andiheal s,;compact and;
harmoaious. , Weweiejpermitte too; to hear re
s ports of. rosperity in a number , o ur phurchea;,
also of asooddegree,O l f AsicfuZ ' in'relation to
'the future. • '. ' ` ' ' '
~ Piesbytirj'indiiiiied) F., IR , W. 4; 13ieueliiirte a 4V,.•
Foi the Preihyterian Banner
For the Freobyti , rian 'Banner
centiate vmder our: : : care, to the full work of the
ministry. This brother is a German, and labors
among a large body of his countrymen in Lee
County., His field is one of considerable promise,
and ' Presbytery appointed a Committee for the
purpose of organizing a church at one of his
places of preaching.
The Presbyterians—Old School and New—of
Fort Madison—for a year past inckpaident—were
received by Presbytery_ under" the tide of the
es-Union Presbyterian Chuich." This * Church is
now one of our strongest, and forms a very pleas
Salmon Cowles, Minister, and CoL Wm. _Pat
terson, Elder, were appointed Commissioners to
our next General Assembly.
A. C. MCCLELLAND, Stated Clerk:.
Dr. William L. Byeekinridge.—We learn
through; a private letter from the Rev. Dr
WILLIAML. BREGKINRIDGE that lie- is : to
remove, within two . weeka; to Oakland
College, - Mississippi, from which we con=
'elude that he accepts the kresideucy of that
Institution.; •where, we trust, he may do, a
most valuable work.-.,—Presbaterian.
William It: Bissell, Go - vernar, ofTlinois,
died on Sunday afternoon, at Springfield, his of
ficial residence. By his death, I..ientenant-Gov
ornor, John Wood, of Alton, becomes soling Gov
Goverlior Stewart has vetoed the bill
,pelting free negroes from Missouri. This is sub
stantially the same bill that was iet6ed by the
Governor at the last'session of the lilitsoUri Eeg
The widow of the late Rev. r
died at her residence, near Bristol, England, on
the 15th ult., at the advanced age of seventy
Lord Brougham hp . introduced. a bill in
the. English Parliament to exempt prisoiers from
the-neaesaity of pleading guilty or not guilty to
indictments. - • -
The Abolitioliistdown iipon Sewaid.—Wm.
Lloyd Garrison, and . other abolitionists, denthinee
Seward's Washington speech for its modera
ation, and declare it " destitute of moral feeling
and purpose ; no pulsation of life, no throbbings
of humanity." Of course, the philosophy of the
speech must be as distasteful to the radical fan
atics of the North as to the fire-eaters of the
Nr. Edmund Ruffin, of Virginia, has pro
cured 'fifteen of Capt. Brown's pikes, and pro
poses to send one to each of the fifteen slave
States. Each: pike is, to bear this inscription:
Sample' of the favors designed forus, by oar
Northern brethren. Out of this nettle, Danger,
we pluck the flower Safety."'
Andrew Jamison writes to the Governor :
of Tennessee, to say that it, was the dying re-:
quest of his father that;his remains and those of
his wife should be permitted to rest in peace at
the. Hermitage. Mr. Jackson therefore protests
against the act of the Legislature for their re
The, report of Rev. Mr. Harris's aband
onment of "'spiritualism said by London
papers ,to be incorrect., ,He denounces its
Recently Dr. George &Winship, of Boston;
lifted eleven hundred and thirty-six pounds, and
is quite sanguine that within twenty days he will
be ableto raise with ease, twelvehundred pounds.
,Dr. Scudder states that the Made° Holy
Books date back , fourteen hundred years before
Christ.. The immensity of 'Endo° compilations
on almost every subject, is enormous. They
write with stenographic rapidity.
All Elegant and Complete Edition of the
works of Kepler is now in course of publication
at Frankfort. It will consist of sixteen volumes
8v0.,..tw0 of which have been issued.
Garabaldi on Popery.—Garabaldi ' lately,
in a reply to the students of the University of
Pavia, thus spoke of the cause of -his country's
ruin : "In•the midst of Italy, at its very heart,
there is, a cancer called. Popery—an imposture
called Popery. Yes, young men, we still have a
forniidable enemy, the more formidable because it
exists among the ignorant classes, where it rules,
by falsehood ! because it is sacrilegiously covered
with the cloak of religion.. Its smile is the:smile
of Satan. This enemy, young men, is the
priest ! the priest with few exceptions. 7
Free Negroes in Charloston.A recent
letter from Charleston, to the Spirit of the :Times,"
says: The most notable feature in the list of tax
payers of ,Charleston is the tax on property paid.
by " persons of color." The number of colored.
persons taxed is three hundred and fift7-five, and
of these, three hundred and four _are "owners :of
real estate,, while two hundred and twenty-six.of
them own real estate to the amount of $l,OOO or
more—some of them nearly $50,000 worth'; the
entire amount owned by the two 'hundred' aid
twentysix above referred to amounts $717,495!
In addition to this,l may as well inform .you
that the three hunred and fifty-five "persons of
color " who are free, own two hundred and seven
ty-seven slaves. •
Gallleo.—ln 1682 Galileo, then a youth
of eighteen, was seated in, church, when- the
lamps suspended from the roof were replenished
by the sacristan, who, in doing so, caused then;
to oscilate from side to side, as they had done
hundreds of times before when similarly disturb
ed. ,He watched the lamps, and thought he per
ceived that, while the oscillations were diminish
ing, they still occupied the same time. The idea
thus suggested never departed front his mind;
and, fifty years afterwards, he constructed the
first pendulum, and thus gave to the world one of
the most important instruments for the meaeure
ment of time. Afterward, when living at Ven
ice, it was reported . to him, one day, that the
children of a poor speOtaele-maker, while play
ing with two glasses, had observed, as they ex=
pressed._ it, that things were :brought nearer-by
looking, through them. in a certain position. 'Ev
erybody said, "How curious!" but Galileo seized
the idea, and invented the first teles cope.
Mr; Brownson is warning his Catholic
brethren in his Review; :that "the Church" must
decline in this country, and dwint4e into insig
nificance, unless it can attain a greater intellect
ual 'power. lie says that the Church is 'not
growing by conversions half.as rapidly as it is
diminishing by perverts; that it cannot hope to
maintain its ground by, immigration from
abroad; and that very soon some of its great
cathedrals will be without congregations. He
says the Catholics must humble. the Protestant
pride of intellect in this country, by proving
Iheinselves superior. And of this he 'sees bit .
little present hope, as the intellectuality
Catholics of America is now so near zero, that,
among all their hundreds of thousands, no - work
of any merit from the best Papal pens can com
mand more than two thousand or two thousand'
five hundred sales of copies.
it:Aintab, in Turkey, there, is, a Sabbath
School, which numbers nine hundred'members,
and on some Sabbaths has
.had an attendance of
over a thousand. There are three departments;
children and youth able to read the Bible,iiinn
bering about four hundred and fifty; adults who
cannot read, about one hundred :and fifty; little
children who cannot read; and are taught as in
infant classes in this ,country, four hundred and
eighteen, and would have been more if there had
been room for them. Their singingattracts hun
dreds of people who never before heard a Protes
tant sermon, some of them Mohammedans and
their children. The Armenians have started a
school by way of counteraction, but have not suc
ceeded in retaining their followers. Christian
hymns are sung everywhere, in common schools,
in. the streets, and in families where they were
never ;before:heard. "Out of..the mouths, of
The PRESBYTERY OF 01110 wi l meet at Lebanon, on
the Fourth Tuesday of April, (24th) at II o'clock A. IL
, Pastors, Stated Supplies, and Sessions of vacant churches
will present the reports required by Presbytery.
W. B. McILYAINE, Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY OF NEWTON will hold its next stated
meeting in the chuich of Phillipsburg; N. J., commencing on
the Fourth Tuesday (24th) of. April. at n o'clock A.M.
The sessions'tvill be opened with a sermon by the AL:Aera
tor; or Prof. Cattail.. TheSessional`Narnitives must be sent
at least ten days previous to the day of meeting, to Rev. W.
li. Kirk, Belvidere, and the Statistical Reports returned to
the Stated. Clerk within the same time. The payment of one
per cent. upon the salary paid by each church, will be called
for at the assessment; for the Commissioners Fund. ' .
,The •PRESBYTERY OF WOOSTER meet in-,the
church of Wayne, on the Third Tuesday (ifth) of April next,
at 11 o'clock - ' -
, The Comzuhadohere Fund to the 'General
called for, at the rate or four cents per *ember, in each
=church. '. H. 0. OOLMERY,,Stated-Clerk..
' The PRESBYTERY OF LAKE still' meet• iti South * Mid
Indiana, on Friday, the 6th of April, at 7 o'clock P. bl..
J. C. /MOWN, Stated Clerk.
.. . ,
_ The. PRESBYTERY ,OF WASHINGTON. will meet at
IVellsburg,"Va., on the Third Tuesday or April, (the I.7th)'ar
2 o'clock P. M. " t
3AbIES I. BROViSON . Stated Clerk.
The PIIDSBYTERY .01` BEATER. will meetlritho church
of Beaver rails, on the. Third Thursday (19th any,) 'of April,.
at 11. o'clock A. M. . D. C.: REED, Stated Clerk:
The PRESBYTERY OP , BLAIRSVILLE, will: meet; ac:
040 409 a d. l °BrWO4ig OrfoliOuTE, 01 , SooeWi
day of April, it 2 o'clock P. M..
, The PREpItTERY 90TINOI7;11L1TATS will hold rte
:next stateOpeephm, : at C*R;la, gage CUIVO I•*, - cdt thei
'Second Friday of Aprli., at 7 o'clock P. V. ;
D. L. ELUGRES,litated Clerk.;
P. KNIGHTON, Stated Clerk
JiMSEDAMS,- State r d.Olerla
The PRESBYTERY OF WESTERN RESERVE meets
Ti , the Third' Tueeday of April (17th) at 2 ekleck p.m
Opeired with a fierNEKIII by Rev. F. T. 33rown_ •
FREDERICK T. BROWN, Stated Clerk
The PRESBYTERY OF SALTSBURG will meet at Roiling
Spring church, on the . Fourth Tuesday of April, at 2
o'clock P. m.W.W. - WOODEND, Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY OF ALLEGHENY will meet et Rat
er, on Toesdiiy, the 10th of Apnl, at 11 o'clock A.M.
The PRESBYTERY 07 ERIE• will meet at Greadield
church, on the Second; Tuesdaylof April, (10th,) at 2 o'clock
P. M. 5..7. AL EATON, Stated Clerk.
The PEF.SBYTERY OF 111.00111INGTON 'lrtmcla adjourned
to meet at Clinton, 111., on Tuesday, Apiil 10t11, at 7 o'clock
P. DI. B. MOVER, Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY OF 'CHICAGO is to hold its next
spring meeting at Kankakee, commencing at 7 o'clock P. 31,
on Tneeciaj . , April 10th.
The PRESBTTTAIT OF 'HOCKING donde adjourned to
meet at the Aft Carmel chnich; the Find Tuesday of April, at
7 o'clock P.M. , J. H. PRATT, Stated Clerk.
The PIVESDYTERY OR CLARION will meet in Clarion,
the Yfint Tuesday of April next, at X o'clock:4.X.
D. DrcAz . Staitexl Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY OP SCIIIITLER 'will meet at Gales.
burg, on Tuesday, April 10th, ISOD, at 7 &clack P.M.
T. S. V kitty Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY OF MARION wilt meet at Marion, en
the Second blonde); of April next, at 7 n'cicck P.M. Pad
sengers train leaves Galion et.. 12-25 P. M 4 freight, 6 P.M.
Also, passenger train ledvel Bellefontaine at 1.20 P. M.;
Larne, 3.00 P. M. HENRY A. TRUE, Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY OF. COSHOCTON will meet at 'New
Philadelphia : on the Second Tueaday of April, at i o'clock
P. M. GYM.' E. HUN* Stilted Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY OF ZANESVILLE . will meet in New
ark, on the Second Tuesday (10th tiny). of April, at 'I%
o'clock P. M. W. M. ROBINSON . , Stated Clerk.
The .PRF.F.DI rhTtY OF ROCK Rt vita will hold its stated
Spring meeting at Sterling, on the Seebnd Ititeday (10th) at
April, at 7 o'clock P. M. S. T. WILSON, Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY OF DIIROQUE will meet at Inde
pendence, on the First Tueeday (Ist day) of May, at 7 o'clock
P. M. , JOHN M. BOGGS, Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY OF PEORIA. will hold its next
stated meeting' in the city of Henry, on the Third Friday
(20th) of .Antil at 7 o'clock P. M.
. ROBERT .70EWSTON Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY. OF DES 31011 , 1 ES stands adjourned
to meet in Chariton, on the Second. Thursday of April, at 7
o'clock P. M. , • J. M. BATCHELDER, Stated Clerk.
The "I'RERYTERY OF FORT' WAYNE trill meet at
Roanoke, on the Firat Towle.) , of April, at 1.1 o'clock A. M.
.• • • JOHN' M-LOWRIE, Stated Clerk,
The PRESBYTERY , OF FAIEFFELD =frill meet at Fair
field, (Iowa) . au Ass , Met Tuesday In April neat, at. 7 p'elock.
P. S. C. 3.I'CUNE, Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY. OF 11111;iTrEb GBON will held Its next
stated meeting hi the Presbyterian:aim of Hollidayaburg,
on the Second Tuesday (the 10th) of April, at 11 dclock A. M.
ROBERT . HAMILL, Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY OF DON - EGAD .will hold its next
stated meeting in the church of Donegal, on Tuesday. April
10th, at 11 o'clock A.• H. The Moderator,, the Rev. Walter
Powell, will'Preacli at the opening of the sessions.
JOHN FARQUHAR, Stated Clerk.
The PBESBY TEILY OF NEW LISBON will hold its next
meeting in New Lisbon, on the Second Tuesday of April
next, at 12 o'clock 41.
ROBERT NAYS, Stated Clerk.
The PRESBYTERY OP ST. CLAIRSVILLE will' meet• tit
Grandview, on the Third Tueeday of April. (17th) at 7 o'clock
P. AL : . , JOHN MOFFAT, Stated Clerk.
- ;The PRESBYTERY OP REDSTONE will meet at Union
ieney,'on the Second Tuesday. of April. at 7 o'clock P. IL
JOIDT 3ECLE4TOCK Stated Clerk.
The PR'EaBIT.E.RYOP CEDAIt'9IL•LL will meet in lowa
City, on Tuesday, April 3d, at 7 o'clock P. M.
- - , RELDPN Stated Clerk.
.The PREABYT,EItY atands adjourned to
meet at Chesterville, on the. Sccond _Theaday (10th) of. April,
at 7 o'clockTiM, • ' • -
P. 'O4.LDWET.4, Stated Clerk.
The. PRESBYTERY OR ALLEGHENY eiTY Ulli-hold its
next stated meeting at Beaver, on the Third Thursday of
commencing at•l2 o'clock ?et WX. ANNAN, S.
The number for lklancir,.has been received,
and is sprightly, harmonious, and instructite, as
usual. ,This monthly, is never heavy, but always
fresh and interesting.
IVorks of . Francis Bacon.
Illessia. Brown & Taggard, of Boston, hive
sent us" a."-few; sPeciaien 'pages of the Works of
Bacon; which they willbegft to issue about r the
Ist of July.r This edition will be:an` exact re
printfrom thel most: approved Engli'sh. edition,
with fine type on excellent paper. -
Farmers' IfighAchool. '•
This ecellent instlutt situated, in Centre
Connty, sends forth its catalogue, f0r1859.
One hundred and nineteen . students have been
in attendance, embraced in two classes, '
the Third and ; - Fourth. , The School promisesa
high,degrae of useftdtiess. z 4, '-.
A coulPany , of ladies and gentlemen of -this
place pierfornied the C'antats eniltlea :thee Hail
makers, on Tuesday evening, in the =Preibyterytm
church, so suctessfidly as to' receive'the'lfeirty
approbation , of the large andience‘piiiM4.
is the third:delightful entertainment of this kintV
given mostly by ' -the' same person l s, t nnder the
leadership 'of 'Mr. R. P. Nevint
*New Species of qoaL'
In the vieinity, of the California Rouse r on:the
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Western 'ArirginiN,
there has been discovered, yOll., of coal, of ;con
siderable depth r and,: of, a bituminous , nature—
differiner front common Coal in,oneyespect which
renders it....wholly-,unfit ; for use as..fuel, but'
valuable-in the abundance uf oil which it yields: .
When placed uporisthe fire,- it Melts, forming a .
substance. not• unlike tar.' -A chemical test of
its properties disclosed the fact that the yield: of
oil from it would. . be from, eighty to ninety per'
Missouri and Frce•Nagroes;
The bill for the expulsion of the free negroes
froni Missouri, or their sale , into perpetual band
ige,which passed both Houses ., of t..V.legisla
titre, has failed to receive the apprOb " 4art of the,
Governor. lle regarded it as
prejudicial to State ;interests, Uncalled.; - 'for, and
adapted to produce political discord. On a
vote, Shall' the 'bill- 4 1iiiii 'notwithstanding the
Governor's objeetional 'there were ayes 53, nays
80. There being not a constitutional majority,'
the measure failed. Who could' have thought
that , fifty-three of the representatives of the pen
pie of Misicihri 'would record their names in
favor of a proposition •se - unrighteens l and so
cruel 1' - • . - ' '- ' -i:
Congress hos' :hem working, tor , slklae time,.
with much diligence, considering :quit inatty of
the members are deeply enlisted in: ;President.
making. Many bills have laden, offered, or•re- :
ported by the , regular, Committees a few him,
been passed, and, several, of much - briportimee;
are progressing.:.. ••,
< Relative to the Slave' Trcide, a very promising
movement has , beett - made by Benator Wilson,'
from Massachusetts. Re has introduCed a bill ,
for the constiliction of five steamships' for;sitp
pressing the slayertrada on thedoast of - Afribef
a joint resolution, authorizing-the Presidettt'th'•
negotiate with other 'nations - for the''iiklit'
search within two hundred miles of iliii'lifeaterri
coast of Africa; and alio a.e.ieseliithi*iiudinet
ins the JUdiciary Committee te'rengrealiiii sub
stitutingiMprisonment for Iffe,4'inattt• *' death,
for being engaged in the 'slave trade, and' ap-'
pfying the penalty to'persons engaged in fitting
out slave, ships, or'having an interest' in' them.
If these Propositions shallhe enacted into lairs,
they may do mUch,toward the suppression of the
odious traffic. The fact is, that this business is
now carried on,ahnost entirely, under the
can flag, by American captains and ,owners, and
in American-built ships. And many of the
vessels are fittedieut even from our great-mer
cantile metropolis. The - pretense IS, that they
go to trade in pale; oil, while the whOle'Produce
of that article would not freight lnie-fourth of
theta. Raving American papers and sailing
Under Inaer:ican colors, the British cruisers dare
not touch them till they have their cargo of
Slaves onboard ;' and when they, have got these,
they are speedily off' from the coast. If the
British Steamers had the right of search, on the
coast, they would detect many :vessels preparing
for cargoes ; if we lug light steamers there, in
stead of heavy sail*ng vessels, which can neither
enter the rivers uozrun swiftly at aea,,we • could
greetly s impede, .the traffic and- if the . punish
*ent,to those deteete Il l :were, :less- severeY T its.
getion would, be . Ilion . certain. And