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sailed ,for Al g eria, but not without first
withdrawing his Ambassador from Turin.
This, however, is another piece of collusion
and " keeping up appearances." For a
Secretary of Legation remains behind to
transact business; and more than this,
while the Imperial press declare in refer--
wive to Garibaldi's avowed intention of
rilehiminv the annexation' of Naples to
Sardinia, from the top of the Quirinal Hill
of Boum, that as long as France retains
her rank among nations, no army, republi
can or royal, will be permitted to deprive
the Pope of the temporal power necessary
for the full exercise of his spiritual au
thority ; yet it also says that the Einper-'
or's ‘, disavowal" of the Sardinian inroad.
into the Italian States "is..far .from .being
a rupture;" that it is necessary that " Pied.;
moat, should remain the impregnable ram
part of the Italian peninsula." In fact the
Emperor had a. Deputation Of. Sardinian,
Statesmen not long, since, with him,-who
convinced him that the invasion of the
Marches and Umbria, was inevitable, from
the popular feeling of Italy. And Row the
Pope knows better than . ever, that ." the
Eldest Son of the Church," and "the Can
did Friend," is his real Betrayer. And so,
truthfully as witty, our London Charivari,
Punch, writes as'follows : .
Who raised.up.ltaly (no matter why)—
The Austrienqegions to defy?
Who spoke a opeeoh, (as under Milan's (Nom
Ho rode with 1/ RE Galantuomo)
That on the heart of Italy so wrought,
(No matter what he thought.)
t fused a rush , of units to .a nation—
Furnished cement to annexation—
Gave and verge. to groir—
An avalanche froni flakes of snow—
And fixed the point d'uppui to twist the rope
That, soon or late must hang. the Pope?
Let us not stay td ask the "how" or " why,"
This man, for onoei looked high,
And stoke, as Min with faith in a good cause,
Who champions Heaven's laws :
But own the hand that did what his has done,
Sure aslight follows sun.
Sowed seeds of death in that old Papal power
Which France props at this hour.
Let Persigny employ his special pleading,
His priestly gulls misleading:
'Tie no less true the Church's Eldest Son
The deed of parricide has done;
That his sword undermined St. Peter's chair,
Which now his bayonets up-bear.
That Pio liono's prayer, on bonded knee,
Is, or at least should be,
'Gainst foes that leave MO alone to gain my ends,
But save—eh save me from my friends'"
An attempt to assassinate the Emperor
has been made at Toulon. A pistol was
fired at him. It is curious that about the
same time, an Irish Nobleman, the Earl of
Leitrim, was fired at in the open street,
and in broad day light. In both cases it
is said there was insanity; in the case of
the attack on Lord Leitrim, it was certain
ly so. 'The Emperor's work is not yet
done, and we wish for hint no sudden sum
mons to the judgment seat.
is thus, described by the correspon,dent
of one of the London morning papers who
has followed his footsteps, and in measure
shared his hardships. His persouel is well
At last he does come. The enthusiasm is over
powering. Surrounded by a band of soldiers,
sons of /lank as to aize, and dressed in the wild
and travel-stained costume of an irregular army
on campaign, comes Garibaldi. The first thing
that strikes you is his face, and the deep deter
mination of his extraordinary forehead. A face
that might serve as a model for the sculptor is
softened almost to sweetness by the mildness of
the eyes, and the low tone of the most musical
voice I have ever heard. Long, grisly curls hang
from his broad hat; he wears a red shirt, with
a silk handke . rchief on his shoulders, like" the
pannelo " of the South American, and gray
trousers. 'He escapes as well and as'soois as he
can from a reception, which he accepts rather
than covets, and proceeds to take possession: of
his new appanage. Garibaldi entered the pH.;
vate carriage of the French Minister, his staff fol
lowing in other carriages anclsome fevt onhorse
back ; the cortege consisted of about twenty, vehi
cle. Individually I have never seen such men
as his body-guard, and the picturesque dress sets
off their height and the squareness of their build.
Compared with these soldiers Garibaldi is short,
but very powerfully made.
Along the crowded Marinella, the head-quarters
of Lazzareni, now constitutional Popolani, one of
whom rode before Garibaldi's carriage through
the Largo del Castello, the Strada di Toledo, and
finally to the Palazzo della Regina di Savo*
opposite the Palazzo Reale, which the 'Dictator
refused to inhabit, the cartage makes its way,
and. Garibaldi enters into what was once a pal
ace of the Bourbons.
The crowd waved backwards and forwards, and
looked up to the - windows and shouted for the
appearance of Garibaldi. First, came one red
coat, then another, and at last the hero. What
n cry of " Viva" there arose from the vast mass
below ! When last that balcony was occupied
by a distinguished personage, it was by the Grand
Duke of Tuscany, but in answer to no calls, for
there were only a few of thoseidlers who always
hang about the palaces of Princes. It was impos-
sible to make himself heard amid the noise and
(mansion, and so Garibaldi leant over the iron
railing and wised intently on the crowd. A wave
of the hand at last asked for silence, but in 'Vain'.
"Zia], Litti!" rose from all sides, and there was
tt perfect silence. "Neapolitans," said a voice
as clear as a bell, and With an enunciation so dis
tinct that nothing could fail to reach the ear—
" This is a solemn, holy, and memorable daY.
This day, from being subjects under the yoke• of
tyranny, you have become a free 'people.. I thank
you in the mime of the whole of Italy. Yon have
performed a great work,, not only for Italy, but
An. all humandy, wheserights you have vindicated.
' Hurrah for liberty !' so Much dearer to Italy,
inasmuch as she has suffered so much more than
other nations. Long live Italy !'
The cry was taken up by the thousands assem
bled, and " Viva Italia 1" might have been heard
from one end of the city to, the other.
Mr, Edwin 'Tames,. an eminent London
Counsel and M. P. for a metropolitan bor
ough , has written to the Times a very in
teresting account of an interview with the
hero of the day, on the road from .Reggio
to Naples, The sublime simplicity of the
man's character is what strikes , efery stran-.
o'er. Mr. James was accompanied in his
journey by the Hon. Evelyen Ashley, the
second son of the Earl of Shaftsbury. The
Earl and. Countess are the fast friends of
the Italian Liberator, and the Ladies'
Committee for providing medicine,. lint,
and other necessaries and comforts for the
wounded of his army, was inaugurated:by
The 31azzinian party in Naples, before
the arrival of Garibaldi, had taken upon
them to establish a pretended Committee of
safety, which the Dictator at once sup
pressed. He has no sympathy with that
most dangerous enthusiast IVlazzini, whose
folly and fanaticism, worthy of one who is
an infidel, have so often thrown back the
cause of ,freedom, and left to the halter of
tyrants,'some of in best friends, while his
own neck was free. Mazzini deals in dis
guises—probably no London "detective,"
or pursued member, of the
." swell mob,"
could match him in wigs, moustaches, and
harlequiu•transmutation costumed-, Geri',
baldi scorns ••such % policy, and:: his noble
goal must loathe the men . who, ere now,
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have endorsed and fatally urged the use of
the stilletto of the assassin.
Great' ridicule has followed the young
King of Naples in 'his flight, especially,
from the Paris Charivari which makes up
for its enforced reticence at home, by the
vivacity of its psquinades on tyrants
abroad. it preseTits " King Boinbalino,"
carrying off all the moveables of his' pal
ace, and injuring the furniture which he
was obliged to leave behind, .so that it
might be of no use to Garibaldi. The
Royal slave whispers out, 4 :What a shame
to send one away in such a style, without a
week's warning!" The ex-King has not
made a stand at Gaeta, nor yet marched
with his alleged thirty thousand troops to
ho aid of. Limoriciere
Perugia is now avenged. The. Sardinian
troops have attacked' its
,hireling garrison,
its defenders or 'rather its jailors, and after
a hot fight in the streets, the Papal troops
were compelled first to retreat to the castle,
and then in . a few hours to surrender.
Sixteen hundred prisoners were taken, and
amongst them their leadef, ", Major General
Schmidt" of infamous reputation—the
same whvas " Colonel: Schmidt," hounded
on his cut-throats some eighteen months
ago, to cold-blooded massacre in that very
town. Be it remembered that this mime-
ant was promo*, because of this havoc, to
be a general, and. that with'words of strong
approbation from Antonelli and the Pope
himself. It would neither surprise nor of
fend the ear of enlightened and civ
ilized nations, to hear that this wretch had
met a double-dyed murderer's doom.
The Sardinian force is, in the Pope's
territory, an overpowering One, and it
remains to be seen whether LOATO.Or-
Were will be able to make a, success-
ful stand ,at Ancona, with those medley.
mercenaries whom he has taken Koh pains
to drill fbr several months past. It appears
that of the Irish recruits there are still
one thousand' two hundred in the Pope's
army. The,Dublin /s.ceman raises a wail
of lamentation over them, dwells on their.
undoubted "sincerity and Catholic zeal in,
enlisting, as contrasted with mere Swiss
hirelings; describes the greater number of
them as young'men. of respectable parent
age and position, who, in their enthusiasm,
abandoned situations in offices and ware-
houses; and in anticipation of a too proba
ble issue, drops a tear in their honor. Let
us hope, 'however, that Lamoriciere will
not find it possible to fight, and that after
a farther penance on these crazy. Celtz, in
a Sardinian prison, they will come home
thoroughly enlightened as to the " jiaternal"
alaims of the Papal Government, as well as
wiser and'better men.
Religious bigotry andblunders findlleir
illustrations in the. two men, Monsignor
Merode, and General. Lamoriciere. The,
as your. readers are aware, after the
overthrow of ' Republican government in
France, retired 'to Belgium ' and there ex
changed his military mdifference and for
mer skepticism, ,for the superstitious piety
of a devotee and recluse. Merode was
cognisant of this, and when the Papacy last
year were moribund, lo ! he appeals to his
friend to become the leader of a crusade'
for the rescue of the Holy Father. The
summons was regarded as truly divine, as
in those days when " all Europe precipi
tated itself on the shores of Asia," at the
call of Peter the Hermit, and under the
inspiration of the 'cry, "It is the ''cause of
God." And thus it is that Latnoriciere,
the acknowledged 'champion of Roma,nism
began by denouncing Sardinia, comparing
her conduct, to that 'of " ISlamism," to
which they stirrineaddrese 'delivered
week to the arniy entering Umbria, atid:the
Marches, refers. id terms of sternest- se
verity. '
Thus, too, he has recently repaired
to the famous shrine of Our Lady of Lo
rette, and vowed a vow that if She will
vonchsafe him"victory over the Church's
eneirdee, his sword shall be laid as a votive
offering on her altar. The Austrian army
two years ago, was , put under the command
of, the Virgin , as " Generalissimo ;" but we
know that,Solferino and many a disastrous
field followed. And so now, when a priest
at Naples had tried in vain the trick of
"A Sweating Virgin," with "drops.on the
neck and. face " sufficient, to create for a few
minutes, a cry from, the women,," Mia /Ma
donna save'our King," but speedily ending
in his 'own detectien and imprisonment,
we have 'no faith in any "prodigious mita
, cle " wrought by ear Lady of Loretto for
Lamoriciere. It is well ,worthy,.also, of re
' membrance, that his coming forth at a cri
sis of the 'Papacy-4o fUll of hope at the
time'to "abettors—has but precipitated
its present calamitous position. It was the
existence of the mercenary bands which
he had collected, 'that gave warrant , to Sar
dinia to launch her troops across the fron
tier, Whe're the demand was made for their
dismissal, and by Altonelli eontemptnously
refused. The a Pope will now launch, it;
may-be,:the greater excommunication, but.
it, will be, a brawn& fithaen. He will soon
be shut up in Rome, and the " Idee Napo
leone," will be realized,: i. p.; the possession
of the . Eternal city " gardens " in
whieh to , Wander, and C‘ antiquities " to
study. Malaria is . ; fast' approaching' the
city. It is becoming more unhealthy every
year. If some earthquake or volcano can
not utterly 'destroy' it, it seems inevitable
that in a comparatively brief period it shall
be tenantless (as it has =been with its pro
totype "Babylon, ..the glory of the Chal
"dees' excellency,") as when God overthrew,
Sodom and' Gomorrah ; it shall never be
inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt
' in from generation to generation. And
surely, although there is likely to be'
a postponement of her fmal ruin. for a, fevr,
years, we may well believe, that "her time
is near to , come, and„her4?, ,yl3 'Shall not be
one of the deepest interest and importance
at this moment, and especially in prospect
of a proximate future. , The priesthood of
Rome are,in the Neapolitan- and Sicilian
territory at least, fraternizing with Gari
baldi. .But while they may do this either ,
from policy to retain their spiritual influ
ence directly over the women of Southern
Italy, and indirectly over the men, and
While the priests of Tuscany beaded'
their flocks some time . a g o to the polls to
vote for annexation to‘Pidmont,it cannot
be•doubted that the PaPacy, as such, is re
garded by all. the leading minds' of Italy,
as the sworn foe of both political and reli
gious liberty; andthat both the Italian
leaders . and the people generally, know this.
Men like Cavour and Garibaldi must see
that blind superstition unfits men for na
tional life, and that Protestantism leads to
national prosperity. In Sardinia, there
fore, first we may expect to see the dawn
of a Reformation not formally Scriptural,
but National, and destined, we trust, to a
development such as "Italy in transition"
little dreams of.
Cavonr's model," says the editor of the
Glasgow Guardian, "if we are not mis
taken, is the Church of England, with its
headship of the Sovereign, its bishops, its
liturgy, &c. This is • probably what he
would aim at, while he would cautiously
change the ecclesiastical observances, fear
ing that he might lose the sympathy of the
people by violating their religious preju
dices. ;*F, * The Constitutional party ; if
it triumph, will become more and more
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identified with l Seriptural reformation. The
ardent sympathy of its chiefs with this
country, and their knowledge of our affairs;
sleet their opinions on religion as' well as
politics. It is a remarkable . thing that at
the present, Garibaldi has, as his chosen
counselor, Gavazzi, who, from his residence
among us, has acquired a much deeper
knowledge than' before of the' theology of
the. Scriptures ; 'while he is the bitidr enemy
of the whole- spiritual structure of the
Church of Rome, and a hearty despiser of
its superstitions!'
The importance of Scripture teaching in
Italy cannot be overrated, and the flight of
tyrants and the emaSculation of the Papac3r
will clear the way. This work is at least
begun, and Italian evangelists and colpor
tours sent out by the, Vaudois and others,
will produce - happy results. The shadow
of Constitutional protection is thrown over
them. And this it i in connexion with
the fate of three Engliah gentlemen who
lately,lost their lives on Mont,Blanc, and
who were buried in a Protestant eemetery
We have the following- pleasing explanatiOn
of its existence
A corresponaent of the Daily IY:CIAT writes :—ln
your number for the 24th of Auguat you
aorded the catastrophe which. caused the death
of three English gentlemen and: a guide on 'the
pass` of the Col. de Geant, near Mont Blanc. You
have, mentioned the prompt aid
,afforded,by the
Vaudois pastor Curie, in receiving the remains
into'his little chapel, and . depositing' 'then' hon.-
Orably in his Protestant lurial-gronnd: Row,
then, oomes it that a Protestant eernetery,eista
under the shadows' of Mont Blanc, 'far'froni the
VaudoisNalleis ? The story is instruetilie....Bi
bles have spread in Piedmont ; one was brought
froai Aosta 'to 'Cormaieur ; in the long Alpine
Winters it was well.road—a colporteur was met
and questioned ;. at length a Scripture-reader and
a School were established, after great opposition
on one side„and calm endurance on the other.
Finally, a few announced themselves of the Vau
dois faith, and claimed, under the Constitution,
as subjects of Piedmont,' protection for a place of
worship; hence n.•chapel and cemetery and pas
tor existed so opportunely for the service of the
unfortunate English Protestant. gentlemen; in one
of the most obscure of the. Alpine valleys: of Pied
mont. Such are the fruits of liberty, civil and re
ligiouri, 'after centuries of darkness, cruelty, and
oppression.. .
An Infidel reaction' may come in Italy,
after the downfall of the Papacy, unless , by.
the:New Testament and the Gospel, the real
character of Christ, his truth, and his
claims, be diffused and proclaimed wide and
fir. Republican Socialism, Whether' in
France, as represented by Proudhon ' or the
party:of Louis Blanc, or in Italy by ;Maz
zinios combined with Pantheismnr Athe r
ism. These men have their warm sympa-'
thizers in England, 'and Scotland' too, 'in
some of the `large towns.. In Loudon its
representatives are Holyoake and the in
fidel school, in the window of whose -pub-
Hating house, in Fleet , . Street, you see
IVlezzini's portrait side by side with' the
"Logic of 'Death . ," and other dismal: at-
tempts to prove that the Bible is a fable,
and that man has not in him something
better than the animal life of the beasts
that perish.
religions life and literature, are 4dmirably
brouedit up in a recent paper by the Rev.
Dr: M'Cosh, of 13elfast. It forms one of a
series-of intercommunications between Eng
lish and German Divines, and the idea of
which' had its origin with the ; 'Evangelical
Alliance: I described in a former eommu-
nication a meeting at Laid • Calthorpe's,
where lettei was` read froth Dr. Dorner, of
Gottingen on the state 'of 'ileligion in . Ger
many, especiallyon • the state of religions
opinion , in Germany. • A similar paper is
expected soon to appear , , from Di. Lechler,
tof.Leiyu3ig on the Tubingen School Of 'Crit-
' . C.SM
Dr. M'Coales - paper, in like manner, is
likely to appear in a. translated form in
Germany. It, was especially designed to
call attention in Germany to the important
-work of Dr. Manse!, on The Limits of
Religioua Thought." bit it branches out
into a great many particulars; and `gives a
most graphic and comprehensive view: of
the good and,evil in the present aspects of .
our English religious opinion and life.
He notices in, the outset that there' are
"two great 'niovemeriti going 'on siniulti
neously, one in behalf of 'living Christian
ity, and, the other against it." The first
in the rapid increase of religious feeling,
chiefly =long the masses,, but affecting also
the middle and upper classes. He finds the
indices of this movement in the ministry'
of Mr. Spurgeon, , and in the revival in Ul
ster. "There':never was in any country"
(and the man who writes this is very dela);
crate in what he writes always,) "or in
any age,' a deeper interest taken in ' the
things which concern the salvation of the
soul. * * ' The spiritual feeling, if not
spreading so rapidly, is thoroughly, stand
ing the test of time, and becoming deeper
and more steadfast." Dr. M'Cosh notices
the siiread of a kindred movement' in, Eng
land' and Scotland, and 'erriphatically
, adds :
" It is to this feature of our country that
the German Churches, should, in my opin
ion, look with, deepest interest. In respect
of scholarship,. our theologians are gener
ally inferior to these of Germany'', Bait ap
pears to me that the good men of the German
Church should be laboring and - praying . to
have a revival of religion- among the peo
ple, similar to those with which the Lord
has been blessing these kingdoms!'
He also meets a possible dhjection. that
this movement may he detrimental to pas-'
toral. authority -and character; 'by affirming
that ministers are l specially honored in
those districts visited by the revival. He
also hints.that, as in the popular preaching
of the Word, we have "a very extensive
popular religiousliterature ' " that' this is'
Germany,needed; in- where books are chiefly
written for, the• learned. He referste Prize
Essays on the §abbath question, -and, on
Infidelity, and 6 - their popular religious
serials, which are eagerly read bY litindreds
of thousands' of families scattered over
whole of Great .Britain and many districts
of Ireland, and:with the happiest, effects
on the intelligence and religion of the pop
The second aspect of affairs as to reli
gion, is "a very strong anti-Christiad com
bination, scarcely noticed by the; religious•
public, who live in a tetally, different at
mosphere." He justly'indicates the West
minster Review as the organ of this combi
nation, and full of peril, taking advantage
of its wide 'circulation "to' instill a spirit
off. doubt into the souls of 'the youth of,
our, land. In nearly every number there is
an article attacking some fundamental
truth of natural or revealed religion,- or
some cherished work , or conviction of Chris
tians. It is careful to give a summary of
all that is advanced against the
by infidels in Germany, or this country, and
takes care never to inform its readers that
these objections have been answered. *
They perseveringly repeat all 'that has been
advanced by the school of Tfibingen against
the authenticity and 'inspiration of Scrip
ture, while they give no account of the re
plies of the great theologians of Germany.
Reference is also made to the National
Review, " the organ of the advanced Uni
tarian ,party."',; Though shrinking from the'
horrid infidelity of the Westminster, it is
quite willing, to admit articles attacking the
inspiration and 'historical accuracy' of the
Scriptures. ,
The NegativelSchool also receive special
notice, especially:the writings of certain
clergymen of the Church of England.,"
most of them c0nne,..:4.,,w411. OXfOrd. 1
The. Commentaries of 4 !*: p, tt, I, thelTreatioes
on the Unity of Naturegby'Pr(ifessor Pow
ell, (lately deceased) an a, of Es
says,: to which these ,t, , srit : a.nd. other Oxford
men are contributore, dare all, "tending,.n
towardDeisni, as certaillY is the.critical
and philosophic speculattins,ef the German
Rationalists of the lasts Century did, and
must issue logically an ' historically in a
system of complete r i
tigious , negation, '
analogous to, though ot ideutified.with,
that of Strauss and Frie, , tiCh in:Germany!!
In this connexion I yaefer to. the re
cent presentation to a sVgtid,!liting of
the notorious Mr. Marttice, . who was ; re
moved from a PrdfessorsliiP in king's Col
lege, London, for his Negative 'Theology
views. - He' remained,• however,' a 'clergy
man, and as chaplain ; at Lincoln's Inn he
has continued to propagale his ,views; Inn;
recent promotion was olgitg to,,the ,sympa
thy and fairer with-Which he was
. regarded .
by the Right Hon. W. (iowper, M.P.; step-'
son to Lord Palmerston,land Commissioner=
of the Board of Works. Tifty-four,evangel
icalclergymen addressedlasolemnProtestto
the Bishop of Louden, 4ho " kept never .
,minding," and took no steps tohinder hie in
duction. 'ThenlMantices friendS:got up a
letter of. semi-condolence . and' congratula ,
tion, signed by many eminent persons,'
who, " widely differing pm one another,
in religions sentiments : • eel to rejoice,
together on his accoun .=;;:-`• i.iiiorig ' thise`
was Lord Cornwall Lew . r ,. ' , ',:i . ti tinitilSeoLY'
retary, and worse and , iere 6minottstetill;i
a number.of the head I , ,' einof our pub
lic schools, including:- tlitit,ofitugby. Sure
ly it, is ' very alarming, ithat . a man who
denies the judicial chat 'tidtet of sin, the
guiltiness. of sin, the; necessity of an atoning
sacrifice, and , who believes that all . men are
born in, Christ, and haye only :to be eon,
Timed of God's fatherhood 'fo be recon
ciled to' him, should find abettors like thia:
Is not this " detestable.nentrality!" May
not the churches well beralartied ! , . ,
. ,
. The British. Quarto* Review repre
senting the more .EVangplicalN,Ononforni
ists ; the gliartei-ly . Review, a litetaiy organ
of the Church of r:
Enalin Cbriservatives;
the North British, Revieklialgely . supported
by Scottish. Presbyters ; . the' LOWZO7I ,
Review, conducted by fl&%Alethodi,sts ; and
i t
the Eclectic, another rgan -of the', Non
conforthists---all frau): t' . e. 'to, time pies'ent
articles of ability in Yiposition to ' the .
Negative, and thei wife.: , -openly Infidel
views. • . •.-. „ ' ~ ' '
Dr. 11PCosh refers to :f' The Intuitional- ,
ist.4 . " party, who, while thefprefeis a sin
cere ieVererice for the le, "tie seeking
to Overwhelm it With , reign "elements,"'
and whose views have f &dr sem° little ac- 1
ceptance, among a few '.,thc . .4idspendent
ministers of England, t, their chief seat
is 'among the yoUng
, men of Oxford and .
Cambridge. He refers, iheidea'of a die='
tinguished German he supposed'' ,
that High Churchie ird wOuld be:':
an effectual bar to RI in England..
" He never committ( at a blunder. ,
Thereaction against .
rabem is Intm-,
. .
tionalism. PuseyiF ty rhiddle-aged`:
men on its side. .le, difficult' to
find; in. Oxford, ay ,
ity who is a fervent
Finally, Dr. AVG
analysis of Bamptel
of 'Religions Thoui)
erful opponent " of
and of the views of
of. young Oxford !FiAig: ? ...W..
alsq refers to Maur to a set
, • .
of sermons, " Wit: latitn't" add
ticr-Mamiell's -rejoin , 'Phitliti*Rd'i
this summary in ol your clerical.
and lay readers may see clearly , our pecu
liar position at the : present time, as respects
new perils threatening our holy faith.
liar the Piesbyterhui. Banners
The Presbytery of Voilhoeton
Met in Unity charchon the 2d 'of October. M.
W. Brown served as Moderator, and T. C. Gillam
as Temporary Clerk: Eiitry Ministerial member
of the Presbytery.' was p'resent,f and every pas
toral charge, save one, and every vacant church,
was represented. •
The report of th%CoMmissioners• to the last ,
General Assembly was heard,,and their fidelity
approved. Rev. Wm. E.' Hunt and
Sample were nominated. felr Oeinniissionersto..thei
next Assembly; Rev.. R. W. • Marq* and, Joel
Glover being alternates. -
Presbytery rei3blved tiihold - a: meeting for 'cidtt
ference and prayer at Millersburg, on .thee Bth ,of
January, 1881,. and appointed Revs. J. .0 Brown,
A. Virtue, and C. G. Binisberger, to Wi l ma- In'
connexion with that occasion.
The . Trustees of ,Vermillion Institute (M, W.
Browia; Wm. E. Mint, and Joe.
were appointed the , fresbyterial• Committee. on
Education. ,
On the first day of it's sessions, • Piesbyteey
installed Rev. J. A. Brown, igastor'of Unity
church; Rev. John Moore,preaching the sermon;
Rev. it. W. Marquis giving the charge to the
pastor, and Rev;'C. C. Boniberger to the people:
On. the second day, , ,Rev; •A. Virtue was installed
pastor of Apple . Creek church Rev. J. C. Gil
lam preaching the sermon, Rev. 'W. E:• 'Hunt
giving the ()Wage to the •pastory and Rev. •M.
Brown •to the people. These churches are the
largest in the 'Presbytery, and theie brethren
have assumed th'e pastoral charge of them. amid
unusual and specially encouraging indications of
the Divine favor.
Revs. "•R. :W. hiarglis,•C. C.. Bomberger, and
Wm. 8., Runt,, were,a,Rpointed it Committee to
install, at discretion, Rev. lohithtdoie pastor of
Linton church. ' •' 1 ' . • .
The next stated meeting will beheld at Hope-
well, the second Tuesday of April. •
Presbytery adjourned to' eet at the call of the
Moderafdr, at Syned. • .Ww. E. HUNT,
, , Stated Clerk.
lror the Pttetiteritiik Banner
Presbytery of 'Fairfield. ' .
ELIELPIIELD, lowa, October 4, 1860
*salsas. EDICTORS.—/By direction of the Pres
bytery of Taillfieffi, 7 send you a brief abstract of
proceedings, 'requesting yeti-to publish them if,
consistent. • .
The Presbytery of Fairfield had interest
inemeeting at Sigotirney; extending from the
11th to the 14th of September. Among other
items of business, the subject of Collegiate Edu
cation occupied a portion of our time, reSulting
in the adoption of resolutions to cooperate:with
a sister Presbytery in establishing , a l'resbyterial
Acadeniy, to be located at some' convenient and
central - point, and conducted conjointly.!
The great matter" of Systematic Benevolence
was descussed, is connexiori with the State of re
ligion in theAhurohes, and resulted in the usual
injunction upon all the churches to contribute.
"as the Lord has prospered them," to eaoh of
the five Boards of our Church, at' least once a
7ear ; and in order to promote this important
interest, for the present and the future, it was
ordered that the children be carefully trained in
the Sabbath Schools, and otherwise, to habits of '
•religious beneyolence, and that as far as prac
ticable, ministers, and 'elders endeavcir 'to pro
mote the - circulation - among alLour people, of
the religituis periodicals of our Church.
Encouragement was also given to feeble church
es to go forward and secure suitable iota, and
commence the erection of suitable houses of
worship, with the prospect of such aid es the
Board of Church Extension may be' able to af
The Synod of Southern lowa was memorializ
ed on the low state of religion;-and • requested to
give this subject some prominence in' connexion
with the " free conversation, " and also to sug
gest such means; as by the blefising of God; may
be efficient in securing a revived and prosperous
state of religion in our borders.
A memorial came up from 'the Seision of one
of our churches on the subject of the manufac
ture, sale, and use of lager beer by our members,
and on the subject of Sabbath Recreations. A
Committee appointed for that purpose, reported
the following, which was ordered to be . published
and read in our churches :
"Dear Brethren of the Eldership, and members of.
the Churches within the bound's of the Presbytery
of Fairfield/. ••• • • . • .•
"We, ministers andrElders of the 'Presbytery
reminding ourselves•of the responsible supervis
ion with whiCh we are entrusted by.the Church
'es' great Head, take the 'liberty of. addressing.
-you on one or two subjects of Vital-conceriinient.'
While we endeavor to realize the duty of vigi
lance; we trust we desire to cultivate the spirit-of'
tender solicitude regarding each .• important in
tereat committed to our trust. Having been
overt:tired respeeting the sale and use among our
members of an article denominated Lager Beer,
and also respecting 'recieation\s on"the Lord's
day, we. would bear in mind, that ~being set for
thedefence of the, Gospel„, we, are mutually .re
tOnsibleforthe moral tone and healthfulness of
society, as Well as for the panty, prcisperitY, and
unity; in the faith of the families 'and chnrches
More immediately under our care,
becomes us to give these questions a^ judi..
cious, -dispassionate, consideration, • We trust
that few in comparison of our members, =may be
implicated in the alleged improprieties, suggested
by the memorial ; A yet it, is -not impossible that
they may be in time to' come and'we deeM it
imperative , on us 'as guardians - of Zion's' purity,
to speak, of, these things kindly and in the, way
of caution. The question" respecting the sale
•and use of beery as we apprehend it, turns
upon the question of its intoxicating . properties.
If it possesses no such quality, we can, of course,
perceive -no 'impropriety in the' manufacture,
sale, or use of it. It stands on a level, so. far , as
any, moral issues are concerned., with other harm
lead beverages; nor can `it' be* Chargeable any
morathawthey,. with creating athirst, or:con
firming a habit of a more craving or dangerous
Character. That it does, however,' possess an
intoxicating principle, seems to be generally tail,
ken.for granted; the fact, is, sometimes denied,
for obvious reasons, by those who manufacture,
sell, and use it, A:proper analysis of its quali
ties, we think, will sufficiently indicate the, pres
ence of the aleohOliC prince le t
swim in ,
4 'B, v even qnsarity - fpf ;thaliquid,rth* 'hal other
Spirituous beverages. Yetits comparative cheap
tieekanciMildness; create facilities to indidgein
itthe more fre, ely,:oftentto,theAmint of ittioxi'ca= ,
don. ~ludiciper'indiTicillajc.too,, tell 'us that by
actual experiment they' have learned,"that'a given
qualttity of this popular beverage, all the
intoxicating effects of a given quantity, of bran
dy, 'wad that persons unaccustomed to drinking
its. or under the influence' of fatigue or hunger,
may unwittingly indulge in it, until sensibly
orei-Conie by its stimulant. MOreover, the sim
, pie fact that intemperate men,' who drink: simply
for the sake , of the- , stimuletrafforded, love the
beverage in quietiorti ,' - thet-respeetable men, who
wish to indulge, and yet preserve
,a .respectable
lieeition'in the Ptiblie regard, will: sometimes
secretly venture to-places where it is, kept, 'or ,
under the plausible plea of health,, will, have it
conieYedinwitintiiies'io their housee, and use
it,as a selmul.u.s to theirdigestiVe organs,..togeth
ler,with the-fact,, , that its manufacture, sale, and
US; are Ter the most' part, associated 'in given
totatounities; until an unhealthful' , laxity .of
'moral sentiment, , and a sad want, in the ,social
mind, where its use is popular, of the more 0;11-
tivated and refining Usages that; Should ever dis-
Jinni* a,Christian'opmmunity; these consider
ations in 'themselves, seem to furnish a sad, pre
sumption of the presence of atitnalating prOper"-
ties:in this popular liquid, , and .incidietally in
dicate,that in its use, though there may be
tifielt that is soda in a 'Certain' Sense, ' yet there
ianothing. that is safe,
,becoming, or elevating to
htunau character.
‘1 NOW thli man otthe,world may be olwgeable.
with"iiidlaktimes, 'that, though corinffing to
himself; atirpass off • witliont'•inotkiiiil harm to'
Lhe social.OommaditT; -hut the. Christian .is not ,
this World. Stu imPerative IoW of the higher
kingdonf ;to which he belOngs; requires 'him to
abstain, not only from all evil, but, from all ap
pearance of it. This law is spiritual _ ; and if
so; require's us to avoid the appearance
of evil, in.private no •lea than in public; and
for , the sake of .our own permed safety and pu
tity of conscience,. no less than for the safety
and purity of the, 84611 ,and s Christian , circle.
In itself contd.:lifted; the moderate use of the
article'in qUestiiin,inay .. be a insider of inditer
outee4;:butftrelative questions; often change a •
thing, 'of mere:indifference into. a- thing of no;
little potency. for good or. evil. If it be right,
that is the. creation' of dome moral or physical
necessity; for which nothing safe can be substi
tuted, their' we Nave' nothing "to say.. But if '
other and safer substitutes may belnado avails-.
ble;.. if i the use,• not to •speak of the manufacture'
or sole of , lager beer, is certainty, of questionable:
piopriety , ; if ,it 'does not elevate, i but ratt ier loci a mitn e in hte' arn ' moral '141 (
self; if' its presence and use in the family, 'inay
create'a taste and a thirst and a habit that..may
realtin.ruinouti excesses on the part of, parents
and children ; if the example of Christians in
this niay prove an occasion of scandal,.,
thougli'in an' inferior degree, to , the Christian
eattse, or ftiritish an incentive to the weak' or
the . young to commence a career that may be
ruinous, all which,we are disposed to' affirm re
specting the common use of the beverage in
question, then it seems to 'us, that the
and personal of the Christian, urges him
with a sortof imperative force to abstain from it
on all occasions' and under all cireumstanees.'
• If: motives of' hunger or thirst should. seem to .
create a necessity on , this behalf, God has said,
and to the Christian he has said it, Bread, shall
be 'given ,him', and his waters , shall be sure.'
If motives of 'health 'should suggest. the use of
this beverage at meals, or in the intervali be
eeni—let us reflect that . tampering with a
Atimulant, 7iyha.tever„be the motives, or however .
%we may dream Of safety, may insensibly create a
'thiiiit; an appetite, a' habit,'that, fed 'according
toits craiiings, marproVe 'no" less inlet:me than
• expensive, to the. wholesome example 'we should
set, and the precious, virtues we should ; cultivate
Mir life. We trust that what we have said in
regayd" Unit appreciated in the same
'spirit iii wlifek it iiiittered-a spirit of kindneas;
and yet• or difep , solidittide• for the safety and
credit of. persons and families, and-for the purity
in morals and Christian exmoute _ of those who
constitute the vistible — ,Church' of .our Lord; and
that all who sustain thwrelation of parents, or
'officers, or members, will exemplify and,enforce
as far as their circumstances may admit, a prin.
ciple of abstinence' so BeriPtural and coniserva.
' 'tire
of bigh,abil-,
an admirable
" 'The"Limits
ale meat i)lif
-day „Review,
' , Respecting recreations on the Lord's day,
such its visiting neighbOrs, except in cases of
necessity and mercy, and visiting places , of
'amusement, such
, as public parks and ceme
teries, and riding or walking out. for amusement
or recreation 'or congregating unnecessarily at'
• the houses of the sick, we - take occasion to sug
'gest that all: such amusements and recreations
are infringements' of ' the letter and spirit •of the
holy Sabbath. •• , c• . , •
"First. The law of. the. Sabbath is a moral
:law, of God's appointment, found in the bosom
„Of' 9 -moral 'code that teaches' every. possible.
'human• relationship;!enjoining, by infinite sane-
Itions. what is right, and , forbidding what is
"Second. 'The Sabbath law; as found in your
great text-book, enjoins the devout observance of
one day in seven, 'not doing our, own ways, nor
finding our own pleasures, nor speaking our °vizi
words,' but '.oalling it a delight, holy of the
Lord and honorable.'
" Third. the law of 'the 'Sabbath' has both' a
positive anda'n'egatitior aspect, requitinga 'holy
renting all, that day, even from suchemployments
and recreations as. are lawful ,on other days,'
while'it fOrbids'tlie ontission'of duties enjoined,
profaning;the day-by idleness or by unneces
sary thoughts, words ; or works, about our
worldly emplOymenta or recreations.'
"Fourth. The 'example of Christ and his apos
ties, and. after them, of, the . primitive Church, in
,observing the first daY r of the week, and' God's
blessing upon it, 'from the day Of Pentecost to
the ,present hour,eonstitute, in ourapprehension ' ,
,an official and Divine app.ointment of it as the
Chriatian Sabbath, to - be 'observed in 'a manner
even more evangelical-and holy-than the ancient
seventh. ;
.; -
"Fifth. Thu s appointed by our Lord, arid th i ne
invested with his:authority and sanction, the law
of the Sabbath. is of universal obligation ; and
inore.especiaDy is it to the Christian a rule of
life, - a directory to hie faith and practice,' and
'means of grace;to his soul.
"The Christian'Sabbath is ,the palladium of
our personal, family, Social and civil rights and
institutions and just in'proportion as its sacred
sanctions are erased from the, public' conscience,
or treated as things of indifferent• import, espe
daily by professing Christians, in the same . pro- i
portion, as the sad memorials of individual and
social experience prove, must the sanctions'of the
Whole moral lair—the Bible, the Church of Mist,
and the Christian ministry, and every other con
servative and Christian agency—lose their health- .
fnl efficiency, and at length disappear from the
face of society. In such an event.; it requires no
prophetic discernment to foretel the unspeakably
sad consequences that must ensue to individuals;
and to every other interest and relationship sus
tained by men as social and immortal beings. .
"Now to what class of our fellow-men -.
. are ee
pecially entrusted issues so vital and so infinite?
Who are especially set for-the protection and con
trol of tributaries so absolutely indispensable in
every possible direction? We think we need
only suggest, that such grave responsibilities are
a•Divine hand, devolved , upon professors of
the EVingelical faith in every Christian denomi-
nation. And in order to meet these grave respon
sibilities, it is not encnigli that ihey'abstain from
labor- or e amusement on , the- Sabbath;. or: that
they attend once and i ngain ,upon the public mitt
istrations of the Gospel. It is obrions'thp,Cun
lesethe lofty Morality ofthe Sabbath i 9 preserved
intact by professing Chlistians, as perfectly as
may be consistent with that moral infirmity that
pertains to inan's best services,its happy effects
on the heart, on the family, and on the social
* community, will be neutralized and worse than
lost. " - No manliveth toehimselff muck less the
Christian.."; Ire cannot, therefore, indulge in the
recreations hinted at, without, being ob,seryed-,
without wounding the sensibilities orsothe Chris=
Hap. observer,, and without laying a snare, by
virtue of his example, to seduce the young and
others lasi adtablished - in moral sentiment, froth
the safe pathway of Sabbath sanctification. :Let
him indulge in idle visiting—in
,walking or rid
ing out for purposes`of 'ostengible recreation—let
him bd found, in places of public, resortA J and
amusement on Gotl!s Italy day,
,and, he will, not
fail to relax. the moral tone of his own conscience;
indejuist is far as his
and assist the multitude in breaking
down the 'sanctity of the Sabbath, in tearing
away its blessed'restritints frOM .the - public con
imience,'and in, erasing its obligations, from the
public memory. We call upon you, therefore, as
brethren, and US parent's, to - aid us in th'e blessed
work oftpromoting ' the sanctification of-, thti
Lord's day. This you may do in your respce
tive places`; by abstaining:personally, and by
straining your,•children and others= under your
influence, from the improprieties, alluded to, no
less' than' by a public and private disci:Larks of
all direct Sabbath and Christian: obligatioxist"
S. C: McCune, Stated. Clerk:
fOzfizintil l i
4 4 11 41 *01.440. 4 *tan
How t sweet is ? .at punset to stroll o'er, the lawn,
And watch, as all nature in quiet sinks down
To folio* . our thoughis as they soar up on high ?
To mansions of bliss far beyond the bltre'ski. '
To think.that a kind Father ever looks
From the glorious brightness that shines round
his throne,
Ever ready and willing to answer the Cry
Of men lost sin, and deserVing to die,.
(jh'i slionld we not reverence with true thank-
That Father who'alwayais willing to bless 3•
And should wemot to. him our thoughts and our"
•• - <
ready, l and ; willing, rit times to raise'_;
. .
Yes, yes, our poor service he 'ricly deserves;
He who watches us,,guides us; and ever preseries,;
For should he for one momentwithdraw his kind
aj4, •
We would instantly sluniber, with those who are
Then let ail,times be thankful:to him,;
For, though our poor 'souls are,polluted with sin,,
Our Redeemer Lath suffered, sad -crashed itttway,
With his own precious .blood shed on Mount
• Calvary. 2
" , • FOr the Priebiterian Banner.
Prdsbyterr of Saltabbrg:
The following paper,f on the best means of Si
tending the revival of religion' iithin our houndS;
was adopted by Pre.slytery,'
"I must work the'works ofl Him that sentMe
while it is
,day. < The night oometh When no man
can . These words of Jesus are ,before us
with all their pressing import, : as 76 take up the
inquiry now claiming `the attention' of Presby
tery, as to s the best means`of extending the re
vival of religion amongst us. The special object ,
we have, before es,• is the means•of grace in' their
extra,and not, in,their ortAina t ry otated use. Pres
bytery recommended
'c .that each Session-• of our,
respective liurches,t4e into cOnideration the'
subjeet •of the 'state' *of Withitt , 'their
bounds; and, if in their judgment,. there is anon- ,
dition of. things calling; for protracted, religious
services ,in preaching,,.exhortation, and prayer,
such ailiavelmen appointed in Most of our con
gregations in years past, that arrangemkits be,
StiehinieeknigiVe beliey
„mi,01. 61 !..k.4 11 V
been' higfily useful, and - there are times wnen,
they, are greatly necessary.-, 1
We suggest a renewal. of the recommendation,
of `Presbytery loSt' Winter to' the elders of our
several Congregations, to vigit• "two and two - the'
differeht distiibts. This Work . vvbs -found to he
bothapleaSant and.profdahla one, , and tit.' is dn:
the judgment of :Presbytery -adapted to, do great
good. We recommend
,that all our ministers
and elders give diligent attention to - the 'estab-,
lisliment and Maintenance, of Prayer-meetings,
taking care to have at least one weekly prit l yer- ,
meeting, if possible; every neighborhood;
throughout their hounds.,
, , ,
In regard to our vacant congregations, they
appointed the folleWing committees to counsel
- withpent in regard' to the Subject to'which this
Paper relates, and to conduet, 'among them: such
religious services as may be found expedient, and
to make report thereof at the Spring meeting of
Presbytery,'':'• Messrs lioneldsonpaid Wood
'end, ministers, and •Wm.sMellwaiii, .elder,
Clarksburg ; Messrs. li'Milan alka J. E. Car
utheri, ministera; and J. B. Parks, elder, to
Crookd Creek and Appleby Matter ; Metisrs: Mech
lin and Christy; ministers, and,Benjamin
eldei, StriickSburg Megars,. p r . and'Shirley,
ministers, and Joseph- Henderson, elder,, to ,Bb
enezer. W. W. < WOODEI9, Stated Clerk.
For the Presbyterian Banner.
of' th 6. Protoidlligt ' 'of the - *tad'
of lolva. •
Synod Convened' in Cedar-Rapids on the 20ih'
ult. : :; and in' the absence of)the Moderator, Rev.-
tohn Bkin, p.p., the opening serTioes were con
' dueted under the direction of Rev,' J. D. lkiaeon,
the late Aioderator,i present:.
Rev. C. 0., Waterepreached fropl Acts
4° Lord what wilt thou have rae, to do ?"
The trieeting ebnsinted of &bait thirtyLffe
members. ,Rev. 3!: M. Boggs• was -chosen Mod—
erator, and Bev. Alex.. S. Marshall, Temporary
' ' '"
Upon, the reading of .the• minutes of the, last
stated meeting, the following, preamble and rose
lutionwere adapted
Wnnizas, this Synok-in its last meeting ,Was:
not entirely constitutionally assembled, (there
beingno representativefrain a third'Presbytery,)
and did refer.its proceedingi to this, meeting for
review„:Btc.,, therefore, . „ . •
Rel6tned, That Said proceedinge be c itrid they
hereby are ratified, and the 'hiiriuteS thereOf am:
One-half hour was spent 'each morning in te,-
votional Exercises, , and the evening in Public'
Worship i •
A circular conununlcation from the, Synod • of
on 'the suit* of Denominational
Monopoly 'in the Chaplaincies'of the ',Federal
Government was received, considered, and'aticipt-
Rev. Dr. Rice, of the Synod of Kentucky-, and,
Chairman of ,the Western Executive Committee,;
of the Board of Demeatie Miisions, being pres
ent, Was heard cif" said Board. Where
upon• the folleiving Minute , Was adopted,
Synod having listened , with great interese to
the address-,of Rev. J. .13,. - Itice, D.-D., concerning.
, the actual, and .prosPective '
condition of the
Treasnry - or the Board,
"would take reeogn,ition.
of the necessity,'which by the providence Ad'
God has been laid - I/pm:vont. churches, -of making
the naost strenuous exertions foi self-sup - port,•
and future independence to as great a degree as
possible of the Domestic Board. , Ami _while
Synod would here record their gratitude to God
for 'the bountiful, harvest, with which he has
blessed our'boundary, we are; still aivaret , OfAhe
sacrifices which in many ,ctises; will have .to fbe
made for ' the, ,support .cf-.the l Gospel:, But, In
'view of the necessity , ensuing out of the failure
of the Southern ;crop, in, the dinainiihed contra
butipns to the Treasury of 'the 'Boaidi and the
inefeaged demand upon it for -the South; Synod
would enjoin it .upon each of our ministers to
preach a sermon onthe subject, of Ministerial Sup
port: to his - own charge, laying this ;whole- matter
before them, as soon as convenient, during the
ensuing year.
It-vvas moreover . • `;,.1
' Resolved, That Synod enjoins-it upon the Pres
byteries to recommend no eithreh for aid to the.
Board which will not agree to Mki up , t an annual
collection for it. - •
Resolved, That ai havedithin. largely Upton
the Treasurr of this-Boardl during our period of
adversity, now that, we have the prospect of re
turning .prosperity, Synod enjoins it upon the
churches to make earnest effort tO aid the Board,
as a matter of gratitude to God for his temperal
mercies, and for the spiritual blessings which• he
has extended to us throiigh the Church here•-•
tofore, andto the end, thatme may becomett self
sustaining Zynod.f . = ;
Resolved,, That at the close of - the sermon this
evening hy toi.qtrci,' a SYntalibill collection
taken up for this Board: I "';
Publication Office :
GAZETTE BUILDINGS, 84 Frimr I.l.l.ltEc6idlt r - PA.
A Square, (8 lines or lees,) one - insertion, CO cents; each
subsequent insertion, 40 eentsi-,estalt,line beyond 464 -6 , ate.
Atiquare per.qnatterl addie&KlS dehta.
A REDUCTION made to advertisers by the year.
• BUSTNESS - NOTIOES otTstr9inerbettettcalr - i9oBl` ad
ditional line,lo cents.
- DAVID 11I4EINNEY' sr. -CO.,
0. Waters was also heard in relation
to our obligations to the •Board of Publication'
Wherefors'it was ,
.Reinyeil; `That We have heard with much
ure the 'address , of the Superintendent. of Col--
portage ; hereby enjoin it upon alf - ont
hnrches take,,up:collections for said Board
during the ensuing year:
Rein'H I Coe 'lttiviet addreased the Synod,
the following action am taken:
WHEREAS, We have-tuard - with deep interest
the statements,.of thaSeoretary of ',the Board of
Church RX.tension • therefore, '
gesOlted, That gYnod eeas called to increased
effort inbehalf of: this branch of Our benevolent
work, ~and enjoins on our churches special
promptness' and contributing to the
hinds, at ilieCdisposal of, Said , Boaid.
.Rev. J. q. ,ha v i ng also addressed
tlie'Syaod in relation to the TheologiCal 'Semina
ry of the North-west it warunanimonsly
ReAkinedoThat,l3rother , Brown is commended
to all the' chitiolie:i'Ve Mar be aide to 'Visit, as
worthy oil alPconfidence 'and encouragement in
the:prosecution of his work, as financial agent
of 'said Seudnary.
Synod/earnestly tedommerided all the church
ep..twobserve thasecond week of January as a
season of special prayer for the conversion of
the 'World ; and 'the last Thursday of February
as , a day. ; of: special ;prayer in behalf of the
youth in our Colleges, Academies, &c.
The Cimunittee in relation to Alexander Col
lege, _reported , verbally , through their Chairman,
Rev. J. P. Conkey ; w,hereupon, after much con
sideration, the felloWing Taper was adopted,
WHEILEA, The entire interests of said College
are, and:fitive'lbeenlorjyea!rs Past, in a very un
settled state ; and whereas it seems utterly im,
practicable' to.,Se3UFC the cooperation of our
dhlitahes in this enterprise ; therefore be it
i 0 • ..,o4lolftb,* tenders all
:i.,l•' l ';:r` --- ,o:yis -. s ir/ olle.rie,,anditer right in
the:Veal estate thereof, together with the Library
ands Cabinet- thereof, to the Presbytery of Du ,
buque ; the event ,of said Presbytery ac
cepting the' same, the Board of Trustees are
here* autherised•to convey accordingly.
.RpsoluO, That all notes given toward the En
dowment of the College, and now held by the
authorities of the same, be returned to their
original makers.
The Committee on the Records , of the Presby
tries severally reported; and those of the
Presbytery of Cedar, of Dubuque, and of To
ledo, were approved.
DnbuqUe - Was dlhigen as * Alie place, and the
last { „ Thursday of Reptember• 1861, as the
time for' holding our next Seated:Meeting.
The , hearq thanks of ithd .§ynod were voted to
the ,citizens of Cedar Rapids for the .generous
hospitalitY - afforded us,, during our sojourn with
them: '
Most of the pulpits of ; the .place were supplied
by the members of the Synod on the Sabbath.
`OM Sabbath 'afternoon a delightful communion
season ytaa enjoyed with our church here.
Our business sessions were harmonious and
hVely ; and our hours of social and public wor
ship serious , and reviving., .
4 brother beloved, recently come Amongst us
fromm the Synod of Philadelphia,' remarked that
this wasmie - of. ,
the most' delightful meetings of
Synod he ever attended.; and again when retir
ing from our sacramental meeting, he inquired
of a brother, "Do t - y'Antot MP - Ike erecting your
tabernacle here.?" With Usin verY , deed,' " The
harvest is:great, but the. laborers are few." Who
will come over and help, Especially in the
new Presbytery Of Toledo are three or four faith
fultbretbren of itinerant spirit very much needed.
MAy'Cod t hasten the day, 7hen great shall be
the deiripittly 'Vf those wile publish 'his truth
throughout allthia goodly land!
J. D. MASON, Stated Clerk,
es ten' ar
r'r • ftlSe. 11
, The Pieibytery Of _Carlisle . ; at its late stated
meeting, , in New Bloomfield, Pi., received from
the Presbytery of Erio,,Rev. payici Grier, and a
o - romittee was appointed to install him as pastor
criitirthe tchuidh of Dibkinson. In these'ser
vices, whieh are,to be hold on Tuesday, October
30th, at 11 o'clock A. M., R. James Harper,
is%to preadli he Sermon,•preside, and pro
pose the constitutional questions ; Rev. Robert
M'Cachren to deliver the charge to the pastor,
and Rev. I. N. - Hays — the °Nitta to the people.
Rev. B4g.fißq, vrasireeeiyea from,the Pres
bytery of "Rcidstone Rev. J. D. Strain. was dis
itieed imitionnect;with tike Presbytery,of Runt
miten;.-, and' Apr. Laiabeft;E: Fine was dismissell
in order to his taking chnrge of the Presbyterian
church of Perm Yen, in the New School Presby
tery of, Geneva:,
Ret. David Elliott, D.D., being present, was
invited to address the'Presbytery in reference to
the affairs .of the. Seminary, with which he is
connected, and the following paper was adopted
in.reference to that Institnticei; viz.:
Wnsasas, The, Presbytery have heard with
deep interest the statements made by the Rev.
Da D.D., in relation to the Western
Theological Seminary, and rejoice in its contin
nett and increased prosperity, therefore,
Resnivid,'''That said Institution be commended
to the confidence 'of our churches, and that it be
recomniended to them •to aid in the endowment
of, the FoUrth.Professorship,. so far as may be in
accordance withtheirduty te other institutions
of a similar character.
A.'donimitte tc; r consist of Rev. J. IL Symmes,
Rev: It F:Bainple,, and Mr. Archibald McDon
ald, Ruling Bider :in. the church of Frostburg,
Md., was: appointed , , to visit:Lonaooning at their
discretion, and if the way be clear, organize a
church at that place. •
kregohition Wit!eitasiedbyPiesbYtery, enjein
ing it upon' the' ebirches "within its bounds to
make .an annual contribution to the fund-for the
relief , of-, disabled ministers, and the needy
- widows
,anti orphans of deceased ministers.
The next stated meeting is to be held at Ilar
risburg; on the ''second' Tuesday of April, at 7
Oreigh was 'appointed to
preach , sthe< opening sermon, , and Rev. Joseph
Clark to, be his alternate. - Rev. W..W. Ella, with
Rev. _L * N., Hays f o r his alternate, was appointed
to preach` the 'evening of the second day.
PreSliYiery will hold an adjourned meeting at
the etill of the Moderator, during the sessions of
the Synod of Baltimore,- in Georgetown, D. C.
' reference to the-week of prayer, the follow
ing reselution, was adopted,. viz.:
.ficeoived, • That, Presbytery have noticed with
great: . satisfaction that the General Assembly
have recommended the second week in January,
.1561; commencing an Monday of that week, as a
season .of special prayer for the outpouring of
the. Rely, Spirit. on all flesh, and for the revival of
religion and we 'would earnestly call upon all
the congregations under our care to unite in that
observance. . J. SMITH GORDON,
For tbe Presbyterian Banner.
" Thrfresbytery of Cedar
,„Met Cedir Rapids on the 18th of September,
and was organized by the choice of Rev. A. S. Moderator, and Rev. Robert Caroth
ere, as Temporary Clerk.
'Presbytery dissolved the pastoral relation be
`tweeni Itev...Jacob Kolb, and the German church
of Muscatine; and directed Mr. Kolb to labor for
the next six months as. an itinerant missionary
„among the, Germans in our bounds. The pasto
ral relation between Rev. John Ekin, D.D., and
the'churches of Le Claire, and Princeton, was
'also dissolved.
The assessment on the churches for Comthis-
Blotters' Fund to be paid at our Spring meeting, is
as follows:
' • Museitine t $13.00 ; - *Davenport, $13.00 ; Inks
Marion, $4.00 ; Lime Grove, and
Linden ; $4.00 ; , Tipton, $4.00'; Red Oak, $3.00 ;
Le • Claire; -.53:00';, Princeton, $2.00 ; Walcott,
$2.00; Blue Grass, $2.00; Cedar Rapids, $3.00;
Meohntacsville, $3.00 ; Lisbon,
$l.OO ; Sugar
Creek, $2.00; Berman, $2.00; Summit, $3.00;
$2.00; Unity, $2.00; De Witt, $2.00;
Gentian church; Muscatine, $1.00; Wilton, $2..
00; Long Grove, $2.00; Cedar Valley, -$2.00.
The following supplies were appointed :
LC,(7aire !and Princeton.—J. D. Mason, one
Sabbath in O ctober, November, and January.
I. M. Jones, one Sabbath in December. Robert
Boag; orie Sabbat in February.
Solon.A.Z. Marshall, last Sabbath in No
vember., J. D.-Mason, last Sabbath in Decem
ber. Robert Carothers, last Sabbath in Februa
Cedar Rapids.—A. S: Marshall, one Sabbath
:in October.' Robert Bing, one Sabbath in No
vember. J. D. Mason, one Sabbath in Februa
,ry. •
UniO4-John Anderson, two Sabbaths at dis
cretion. O.- 0. McClean, one Sabbath, at discre
tion. '
It'is n.atandine rule of this Presbytery that
churches shall not only pay the expenses of their
supplies, but.also giTe , them a " fair. .remunera
flea f4F
their services ;" also that palnistexfs,sent
to vacant phUrches, shall tape up collections tor
' 'the Board of Foreign,. and the Board of Domes=
`tie Missions. ' : :
The- next;stated' meeting of the:` , ProsliSotetty ,
will be at Wilton, the Second Tuesday of April.,
There will be a special s Rifting 'at.4o . k,
Wediiekai,'Octeber 15, at . .o"clock„P. M.,
E. L. Raman, Statiti Clerk.
ker the Pni43bytetiatt Banner
Temporary Clerk