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THE MINISTRY IN WALES
Dr. MURRAY, in writing from Wales, to
the N. Y. Observer, says of the Welsh Cal
"As a rule, the ministers are not edu
cated ; and they very generally are engaged
in some worldly calling. The people are
poor, and unable to support . a ministry gen
erously, ; and one of the tn , nisters told us
that they preferred to be independent by
their own exertions, 'rather than be de
pendent on the people; and, poor besides.'.
Such, in brief, are the history, the doc
trines, the, polity.of the Welsh Calvinistic
Methodists; a people upon whom, the
Lord is even now pouring out richly of his
For some excellent thoughts on the val
ue of a preackid Gospel, see an article on
our first page. Let nothing supplant the
preaching and the hearing of the Word.
God's Spirit attends these. God's bles
sing is vouchsafed, when his ordinances
are honored. Grace is a gift, and it is to
be received in the manner of the Giver's
ariointinent. "preach the Word:" "Take
teed how ye hear." " Faith coineth by.
It has often pained us to flee , children
leave the church•and go home, just as the
minister enters to preach. They have been
at SAbbath School, and are tired. If they
cannot attend -to both, let them, by all
means, attend upon the regular worship of
God, as conducted by the messenger of .
Jesus. ',Let them hear the sermon. Let
them not forsake the assemblings of the
PRESBYTERIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
This very worthy Institution has many
wants, and, no funds; It depends 'upon
gratuitous contributions, and hence Pres
byterian authors and publishers should be
particular in sending it copies of their
works. Let a copy of every pamphlet and
book produced by. Presbyterians of every
class, be sent. Old works, as well as, new,
are desired. Where no published work of
the worthy deceased ministers of our
Church can be had., a manuscript sermon. is
desired. Magazines, Portraits of minis
ters, and views of churches . will also be
acceptable donations. Minutes of -Presby
teries and Synods, and Catalogues of Col
leges—anything and everything which be
longs to Presbyterian Church History,
comes within.the range of the Society's col
Send to SAMUEL AoNpw, Librarian, NO
821, Chestnut Street, Phpadelphia.
Every man cannot be superlatively great;
but every man may rise. And stimulants,
and especially the stimulants of example,
bare their influence in elevating men.
These prove what can be done, by showing
what has been done i . HOYLE, in- the Bio
graphical Evangelica, says, of CALVIN:
" What shall I say of his indefatigable
industry, almost beyond the power of na
ture ; which, paralleled with our loiter
ings. will, I fear, exceed all eredit ? It
may be the truest object of admiration how
one lean, worn, spent, and wearied liody
could laid out. He read, every week of the
year, three divinity ! lectures; every other.
week; oven and above, he preached every
day; so that, as EaAsuus said of CHRYS
°STUN, I know. not whether more to admire
his constancy or those that :heard him.
Somahave reckoned.his yearly lectures to
be one hundred and eighty-six, and his
yearly sermons 'two hundred and eighty-six.
Every Thursday he sat in the .Presbytery;
every Friday, when the ministers met to
consult on difficult texts, he made as good
as a lecture. Besides all this, there was
scarce a day that exercised him not in an
swering, either by word of mouth or
writing, the doubts and questions of differ
ent churches and pastors ; yea, sometimes
both at once, so that he might say with
PAUL: " The care of all the churches lieth
upon, me." Scarcely a year wherein, over
and above all the employments, some great
volume in folio came not forth!'
INCREASE TILE CIRCULATION
Every family that would be well in
formed in religious matters, should have a
newspaper of their own Church.
Every parent who would raise a house
hold of children, intelligent, energetic,
ready to take their part in society, as .men
and women, should have a religious paper
of hie own Church.
Every pastor who would feed his flock
with appropriate food, who would have his
preaching to be most effective, and his peo
ple trained to every good work, should use
all proper means to have a religious paper
of his own Church, is every house.
And the elders are co-workers with
The Methodist Church depends upon the
ministers first, and through them upon the
class-leadeis, for the feeding of the people,
from the press, as well as by the voice.
The Advocate, of New-York, which now
circulates some thirty thousand copies, at
$1.50 a year, urges au increase, and pleads
especially for the beginning of the new year.
"Please let the work be Commenced, if
possible, to-clay. If the preachers will loCk
over their lists otmeznbers and friends who
do not already take the paper, they can de
termine at once -on whom ,to call. Two
weeks of faithful:effort' which shall not se
riously interfere with 'any other duty will
secure ten thousand new subscribers. What
do you say, brethren? Will you make that
Will not Presbyterian ministers help us,
and through us nurture , their people ?
There are at least ten thousand families, in
the region which cur journal would nat
urally supply, who are destitute. Ho*,
many of them• can be induced -to. raise.
$1.25 ? Efforts are indispensable in every
department of true religion, and efforts duly'
Mideare never without some measure of
TDB PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION:`'.
Civil government is of God. The State
is as really his institution as is the Church.
He has not so definitely prescribed its
orders and forms, nor does he claim to
himself so direct an, agency in calling men
to office ; but he has distinctly said The
powers that be are ~ordained of God."
" He," (the officer,) is the minister of God
to thee for good." "He that resisteth the
power, resisteth the ordinance of God."
In these United States, God has given it
to the people to choose their rulers, and he
holds them responsible for a virtuous exer
cise of the prerogative. Acting in up
rightness, he will bless them. If they
shall permit folly and wickedness to rule,
he will blast their counsels. Living under
this responsibility, it becomes Christians
to be active in civil affairs. Every citizen
has a duty to perform. He should know
what it is, and not shrink from its proper
The election of a President comes off
once in four years. It is the most import-
ant National • act which the country per-
forms, and is, ordinarily, highly exciting
In olden times it was the custom to elect
a President to a second term, and the sec
ond election was accorded, usually, without
much opposition. But since the days of
General JACXSON, one te?-m, has been the
political cry, and we now get scarcely time
to breathe easy after having filled the
Chair of 'State, till a new canvass is com-
nienced, with plots and counterplots, for
The late election, though the• prepara
tory.strife had been long and painfully agi
tating, was held peacefully; and the peo
ple,, notwithstanding the terrible threats
uttered, are likely to acquiesce without any
great disturbance. ,
Disunion we cannot but regard as a mat
ter far distant. It is not likely to be seri.:
ously attempted. There is no adequate
motive for the people to seek a dissolution.
The advantage, popularly, to any section of
the country, would be very small, and the
loss would be immensely great. A few
hot-heads, impelled by pride, passion, and
a regard to self, having tailed to deter the
people by their threats, may attempt a di-
rect demonstration. We could hardly
think, that, after what they have said, it
would be otherwise. But they will fail.
Some forty-six yeais — a g o, disunion was
attempted at the North. A few dissatis
fied aspirants got up the Hartford Conven
tion ; but the people repudiated the plot,
and the agitators sunk, politically, to rise
no more. So, it is likely to be now at the
South. A few men bluster . and talk large-
.They fancy they have the people with
them. It is but a fancy. They talk of
grievances; but there is no real grievance,
at least none which would be remedied by
disunion. They complain that if, they
choose to remove, they cannot carry their
slaves with them; so as to occupy the free
Territories of the North, and make 'of them
Slave States; and also that ~they are, in
some Northern States; greatly impeded in
recovering their run-away slaves.' For
these things, disunion would be no remedy.
It would be just the reverse. Whilst in,
the Union, the Constitution and the laws
do much for them, and afford hope of more;
but disunion •would effectually and forever
close the Territories against them, and
prevent the recovery of a single fugitive.
To talk of disunion as a peaceful process,
is a vanity. Disunion is 'treason; and
treason must be suppressed, at whatever
cost. The Executive is bound by oath to
suppress it. The. States which abide faith
ful to the compact, are bound by interest
to suppress it. Western Pennsylvania,
Ohio, and -the - mighty North-west, will
never permitthe lower Mississippi to be
long to: a foreign. power. Florida is
needed by the Union as a key to the Gulf
of Mexico. Florida, Louisiana, Arkansas,
Missouri, and Texas, are purchases, and
were paid for by the money of all the
States. The original compact. of union
left no room to secede. Every State has a
right, both by compact, and by a regard
to self preservation, to oppose secession.
Union is strength, but diVision is dis
'ccri, 'strife, and weakness. The American
Continent, South of the United States, is
divided into small — nationalities, and is
feeble and harrassed by wars. Italy has
long, been divided, and, of consequence, a
prey to spoilers. Germany lacks unity,
and is hence .shorn of half her power.
The little countries, England, Scotland,
and Ireland, are united, and, hence power
ful. These States, 'as United, are inde
pendent and impregutble; divided, they
wouldbe feeble and exposed. Every State
has hence an interest in totally suppress
ing treason. Disunion would be a deep so
cial injury. Hence it cannot be permitted;
.and it ought not to be talked of.
Give us our rights then, say the de
claimers: So say we. Give their rights
to all. But how are those rights to be as
certained ? It' must be, by the Constitu
tion, and the National Legislature, and
the Federal Judiciary. And the majority
at the late election, are pledged to all this.
And the successful candidates are known
to be favorable to all this; and they must
bind themselves to .it by an official oath.
The character of the President and Vice
President elect is such, and their principles,
known, • fixed, and unwavering, are such,
that we fear no aggression upon the rights
of any, amino withholding of rights, during
their official term.
There are circumstances connected with
the late election, somewhat new, and calcu
lated to elicit investigation, and to teach
wisdom to politicians'. Hitherto tile South .
has been a unit on the slavery question.
Now it is divided into three parties, fiercely
contending. The North had, till lately,
been strongly Democratic. Now'that party
is overwhelminoly defeated. Yea; Demo
crats and Whigs, combined, are left in a
lean minority. What hail caused •.the
change ? The cause is extensive, as well
as Powerful. See its influence in Maine,
New-Hampshire, Rhode. Island, Connecti
cut, New-York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and
all the North-west. And it is not a sud
den outburst. It was strongly manifest
and almost victorious, four years ago. lt
has been operatina ever since, and has ad
vanced in influence, notwithstanding ,every:
art which could be brought to bear ag,ainst it ?
Now, :what is this cause, so powerful and
all-pervading ? What could`have produced,
in Democratic Maine a majority of twenty
five thousand against the,Democratic ticket ?
PRESB Y ERiAN BANNER.---SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1860.
And iCPennsilvania.leighty thimeand ? And
in Indiana, twenty;thousand _ ?- And in other
States, East and West, somewhat similar
majorities ? What cause is it which could
have almost united a 'divided North, and
quite split up a once unanimous South?
Politicians may well ponder it. Wise
statesmen Will investigate. "
We cannot but think that there' is sante
moral feelings--some fundamental social
principle, or principles, belonging to our
religion and to the genitis of our govern
ment, concerned in, this chUnge Our elec
tions, notwithstanding some corruption,
and an immense amount of , management
and plotting,show a good degree of intelli
gence and' virtue in the masses. The pub
lie mind is substantially right, in politics.
The people rule, and, rule for, their own
benefit. Purity,. conservatism, and true
progress in government, reside in and flow
from the people. There is -found , the
tue—there the'honesty, justice, Ito equity.
The people may* deeeived. for a time, and
be led astray; but they will inquire, and
return. As fong as, they shall be intelli
gent and virtuous, they will maintain their
rights. • '
Christians are the conservaters of a Re
public. Christian ministers, as the teach
ers of morality and religion, do more to
elevate and bless a nation—more to shape
even its political character, than any other
class of men. And `Presbyterian ministers,,
though they talk iess on politics, and write
less, and hold fewer offices than their fel
lows, are yet among the, first-in real politi
cal influence. They give character andei
pension to the 'intellect of the' community.
They 'plant and sustain the deepest and
most elevated morality. They inculcate
and diffuse a religion which enlightens the
mind, cherishes benevolent emotions, quick
ens conscience, and makes men feel their,
responsibilities. They teach men to view:'
temporal things in the * light of ,Divine
revelation, and • with reference to a right
eous judgment and an eternal award. They
inculcate principleswhich cause the rights
of the poor. the feeble, the , distant, and the,
oppressed, to be respected. A people thus
trained, from infancy—a people educated
in Christian families, schools, colleges, and
churches, may be trusted in a popular vote.
And in any land,•those thus educated must
have a powerful influence.
There is much of this truly social. prin
ciple, North rand South, East, and West—
enough of it, we trust, to produce submis
slim to the constituted authorities, and to
prevent aggression, to modify or repeal.
sectional and unconstitutional laws in the
several States, to prevent injurious :or re
taliatory legislation, and to maintain equity
and preserve brotherhood. Christianity per
vades the land extensively ; and it is, for
the nation, the light and the salt,
One feature in the : late election is un
asant—the Okief Magistrate is chosen by
t vote only of the free Statei. Not a
single slaie State will cast an Electoral
vote for him. This looks like a sectional
array. If so, the fault is most intensely
with the defeated party.
~The North east,
in the popular vote, some hundreds of
thousands, and will cast a few Electoral'
votes for the Southern candidates. 'And
the choice is constitutional. =Every-,
thing as been done . legally; / and the
country is bound to abide by the re
sult. The South freely exercises its
right of refusal, and the North was equal
ly free to use its right of choice. It is a
consolation that the Choice has fallen upon
a good man,, able, honest, firm, conservative
—a truly National man, and that his ma
jority is immense. He is clearly the
We have, as intimated, no idea that the
present dissensions will lead to any serious
attempt at disunion; but still, they should
not be lightly regarded: They , come to us,
under Providential diSPensitions: The
Lord admonishes us. The nation is alto
gether too proud and boastful. Corruption
his crept into • high places. Sectionalism
and selfishness interfere with equity, and
crowd out:patriotism. There are national
sins which the LOrd hates. There is
hence a loud call for repentance and refOr
mation. Nay the grace be granted, - and
the blessing given.
THE OPPRESSED SYRIANS.
The Turkish forces have arrested, and,
executed, many of the - murderers,' of `the
Syrian Christians. The work .of retribu
tary punishment, however, is far from being
complete. The Drums mostly, have, so
far, escaped. And the Christians who sur
vive the massacres, are in the deepest want
In Damascus, where their houses were de
stroyed, they are being put in possession of
the houses of their foes',' but more than a
shelter is wanted. Where fathers, hus
bands, sons, and brothers, have been sot&
denly butehered, and the means of living
destroyed, the thousands of widows and .
orphans Must suffer deep privations. Sup
plieS are being ,sent from Europe and,
America, but not yet adequate to the nu
The French troops, sent to aid in quiet
ing the country, are making progress 'into
the interior. The Moniteur , describing the
advance of the army, says :
"It would be difficult to convey an idea
of the state in which the Deir-el-Bamar
was found by the French troops. 'All. the
houses were in ruins, and heaps of dead
bodies were lying in the streets.l -It,was a
heart rending spectacle to see those. thou
sands of Christians, almost exclusively
women and 'children, returning ' without
any resources into thOse ruins, where the ,
bodies of their • fathers, husbands and
brothers were 'lying. The General organ
ized a kind' of municipality, composed of
five of the principal Christians, whose mis
sion was to provide for the first wants of
the Christians and maintain ordcr amongst
the people. The Turkish soldiers were
often called upon to assist in the interment
of many bodies, which the carelessness
and contempt of the Musselman' had left
unburied for four monthsi and to burn the
human remains which lay scattered about
in all directions • among the ruins, and also
to clear the streets, and' thus allow access
to a few of the houses which • could 'still
offer to the destitute' Christians an indis
pensable, though dangerous 'shelter. The
infectious state of 'the air was such• that the
French General was obliged to remove his
camp as far as possible from the spot."
The same journal thus describes 'the
present state of the Christian sufferers.
"It is one wwhich, calls for most decisive
action. Under the pressure of public
feeling the Musselmanauthoritics have or
ganised. a ,system,.of ; inquiry and judicial
repression, but they are powerless to revive
the courage of the Marmites and save them
from perishing hunger. Thus the un
fortunate? people who have followed the
French armyflore Beyieut will ie of de
spair and misery; without resources, with
out clothing, without tools or means of
transport. The only assistance hitherto
given has been five thousand piastres dis
tributed by Fnad Pasha. It is, , ,urgent that
Europe should come forward swith abun
dant pecuniary assistance. General dllaut
pool and his brave soldiers represent Chris
tian civilization. It was France which
sent them out; but they are the personifi
cation of the whole of Eur Ope, and Europe
must, wish that the victims who have sur
vived these barbaroue attacks on humanity
Should be protected ~and raised up again.
,This appeal to the pity of all has been al
ready replied to by abundant collections in
every part of France. The Emperor lately
ordered amillion of francs to be sent to Syria
and there distributed in assistance. Let,
such, a noble example be everywhere .fol
Such statements are harrowing to the
feelings, but they belong to human history.
They are manifestations of what man is;
and, while , they awaken, gratitude
Giver:of all good, •for his: Gospel, and a
blessing upon it in our whole land, , they
pannot but biter, a missionary Spirit Let
the true ~ l ight Shine and darkness and
cruelty will vanish together. -
,AN OLD SCHOOL CHURCH TRANSFERRED.
The South 'westernPresbyterian church,
with 'their pastor, Rev. JAMES. MCOASICIE,
obtained a diamission from the PresbYtery,
of Philadelphia, (b. S.) and united with
the >Third Presbytery of: Philadelphia,
(N.;.8.) They` Were'received by the latter
Presbytery on the Ist of November.
Mr. MoCASKIE not only, preiented a cer
tificate •of his good standing iu the Pres
bytery of 'Philadelphia with a recommen
dation to the Third Presbytery, but, " agree
ably to a standing rUle of Presbytery in
yelation to ministers, coming, from, : other
ecclisiastical bodies,, , he was examined- on
theology and church government." The re
sult was " Presbyteri were much gratified
to find him sound both in regard to the
truth and order of our Church and he was
unanimously received." •
The examination .of a minister who pre
sented " a certificate of his good standing,"
strikes 'us straawely.. One of the grand
Objections made against us by out New
School brethren, we have understood to be,
this rule of examination. And now they
have adopted it ‘themselves. It is now,
with this Presbytery„!' a standing rule."
Verily .; the points_ of distinction between
theta and us are rapidly poising away.. They
are discarding the Voluntary 'Societies.
They have eitablished Ecelesiastical aCtion,
through Committees (Roards) of Educe
tion, Publication, Church: Rnilding, and
Missions. And now they have. a standing
rule requiring' the examination 'of 'Minis
ters applying to be received into their'body.
The only remaining" difference, so far as
recurs .to us ,at present, between the Old
and New School, relates -to Christian doc
trine. And our used-to often tell
us that - here 'there was no difference. All
obstacles to union would thus appear to be
removed ; and as : ; the door of ,ex.amination
stands open on either side, and is guarded
only by men of a generous 'spirit, inter
changes may "become as . frecinent and
pleasant between them and' us, as between
us and the Reformed Dutch.
Theinauguration of Rev. CASPER WIS
TAR HODGE, as Professor of New .Testa
ment Literature and Biblical' Greek, in`the
Theological Seminary" at Princeton, took
place, as we learn from, our exchanges, on
the Ist instant. Mr. HODGE is a son of.
Rev. Dr. - HODGE, and fills the Chair which
was made Vacant by the death of Rev. J.
ADDISON ALEXANDER, D. D. He is, com
,a youth, but has much .mind
and has made high attainments, and is pos
sessect with an ardor which presses forward
in the making of attainments still higher.'
Dr's. PGILLIPS, BOARDMAN, 41)1CPELAILL,
and McGFLL, participated in the. exercises
on the occasion. t We shall hope to see the
Inaugural Address published.
I New parteriy.— The' Presbyterian
brethren in, near Danville, Ky
template the publishing of a Quarterly.
We are grad or it. One such jour,nal
should emulate " from the great; great *est;
and Danville may be a very suitable centre.
For terms, Sze, see advertisement.
BOSTON AND NEW ENGLAND
BosToN - is one of tjie greatest and most
important sugar markets in the viorhi. The
6:glowing statement shows the receipts of
sugar at this port, ,in nine months ,of
the • present year, or since Ja.nuary. Ist :
Hogsheads, - 36;933 ; barrels; 31,965 ;
bags, 157;893, priUcipalli from India •
boxes, 75,150. 1 The , price of sugar has
been well maintained during the year,, and
there is no prospect of a decline,at present.
Many Arad' operators are confident'of a
iiirther advance. The 'consiiinption of raw
and refined snows fin .the New-England
States is immense, and, has probably, doub
led within ten years. Vast quantities are
exported'from'this port to all parts of the,
woidd, particularly to'the Pacific coast.
One of • the. Connecting links with the
past; is the Hon. JosrAn QUINCY,' now in
the ninetieth year of his age. He was
born a subject of the British Crown, wit
nessed the stru...les of the ReVolution, and,
has seen a. mighty empire spring out of a
few feeble colonies. At one time he. 'was
the guest'of John Hancock at a brilliant
dinner party. Though John Haneock was
one of the truest of patriots and staunchest
of republicans, his style of life was prince
ly. *On state occasions his equipage was
magnificent, to a degree by no, means
equalled in this city at the present time.
The new CEMit.Oll EDIFiCE of the First
Congreg4ional church and Society in Wo
burn, was dedicated on the 21st ult. This
church was organized August 14,:1642,.
and this is the fifth house - of worship that
has been erected for its occupancy. - What
scenes of trial and triumph, of sorrow and
joy, have - been witnessed, in this spot
during those eventful two hundred' and
Rev. R. C. 1100 KER late of Princeton
Theological Seminary, N. J., has accepted
the call of the North Congregational Reli
gious Society of Newbnryport, to become
their' pasictr. l -. This Society was for foity
years in the pastoral care of the ,
L. F. Dimmick, D.D.
The SEVENTEENTH ANNIVERSARY of
the .SocietY for the, Promotion of Collegi
ate and Theological Education at the West,
will be held at Lowell, Mass, on Tuesday
and Wednesday, the 20th and 21st of the
present month. • The Annual Discourse
will be delivered by the Rev. S. T. Seelye,
D.D., of Albany, N. Y. This Society is
composed mainly of Congregationalists and
New School Presbyterians, by whose liber
ality several colleges in' the West have
been greatly benefited. The College at
Marietta, Ohio, Wabash, College, Indiana,
and one or two colleges in Illinois
been the principal recipients of their
In 1700 YALE LIBILA.RT contained but 40
volumes ; in 1766, 4,000 ;:in 1835,10,000;
and 1860, 38,000. Added to this last
number, the Linonian Brothers, Law and
Medical libraries in the same building
make a total of 67,000 volumes, under the
care of Yale College, while the number of
unbound' pamphlets is estimated at 7,000.
The oldcat printed book'inthe colleCtion is
a copy of tracisni St. Augustine, printed in
Zurich in 1467. This library originated from
the gifts of ten clergymen, all of them gradu
ates of Harvard, who met at Branford in
the year 1700, bringing with them a number
of bookslto be, presente,d,to the association.
As each one. laid his' offering upon the
table, he said c " give' these books for
founding a college in 'this colony" The
volumes then contribUted numbered . forty,
and were valued at about thirty pounds.
Most of their' .- Were folios hound in plain
broii leather, 'and were almOst entirely
theological works and` commentaries; the
majority` of them being written in Latin.
In 1707 the library was . taken to Saybrobk,
and in "1718 removed, though not Without
considerable opposition, to Neiv-Haven.
Indeed; the people of Saybiook . were so
opposed to the removal of the library that
they broke down a bridge:on the route, and
ig the scramble which ensued, many valu
able books and papers were lost. About
this time numerous contributions were made
,to the library, from, England: Such men
as . Sir— Isaac Newfon, Steele, Matthew
Henry, and especially Governor Yale, con.
cributing. Newton gave a copy of his
Pr~ncipia and Optics, a Greek Lexicon, and,
the Commentaries of Budmii. Dr. Isaac
Watts presented copies of his works in
1730, and Bishop Berkely, in 1733; sent
nearly a thousand honks from England.
The first printed classified catalogue of the
library .was made in 1743; and in 1765 the
library numbered four thousand vohimes.
After the country ;began to , recover from
the effects 'of the 'revolutionary war, gifts
both of money and books began to flow in,
coming from a number of , distinguished
Americans. The largest bequest vies $lO,-
000, received in 1836' from . Dr. Alfred E.
Perkins, of Norwich, Conn. In 1845 Pro
fessor Kingsbury was, sent to Europe to
_and spent $B,OOO in se
doing. The collection of theological works
formerly belonging to Professor Thilo, of
the University of Halle, was bonght by the
library in. 1853.
Notwithstanding the appreh'ensions en
tertained, the GREAT ELECTION passed off
remarkably' quiet. For a generation' there
has been no general election in which the
opposing parties were so ",terribly earnr.
est," . and upon the event 'of which hung
such vast and various interests: During
the past six months, the whole country has
been in a turmoil of preparation. And
not only were all the usual modes of party
excitement and% party discipline employed'
to' their utmost, but a new, and, at first
Sight, it would seem, a most prevoking an'd
dangerous kind of organization was adopted
on both sides--the semi military minute
men and wideawakes. So> quiet and or
derly an election is not within the memory,
of the most experienced 'politician& The
police authorities . laughed at the premoni
tions of !rouble, and they are justified by
the event. , This was due, :in :part, to the
efficient character of the police as at pres
ent constituted, and to :the feet that the
drinking houses are requirea, by law, to be
kept closed, on election days. As a, matter
of course this requisition,was-not absolutely
complied with', but it was observed to'such
an extent as to have a, very deCided effect
on the general ,order and quiet. . ,
Norton has been given publicly of an
application to be made to the next Legisla
ture for power '
to Jay out a park in the
Sixth Ward, embracing the whole Five
Points region, lit 'which may be placed the
public bUildinos so much needed by the
city, and it is understood that William .13.
Astor, Peter Cooper, and, other wealthy ,
citizens; are' among . the applicants. Such
a measure will break up' the worst' and
most degraded nest of iniquity in this
city; and although it Will net change-the
character of its wretched denizens, it , will
place them more fully within the reach• of
legal and moral restraints, and will give a
stimulus to improveinent which will prevent;
the Fourth and Seventh
,Wardi from be
coming, as they are now in danger of, be
coming P'worse; than the Sixth:. If this
pla,gue-spot. can •be erased from the city'
map, there is reason, to hope that its equal
may never be produced again. It is ob
jected by many that the expense will be
immense: To this it is replied : The loss
'produced by the thefts, burglaries, and
assaults committed by the denizens of that ..
region, the cost of trying its murderers;
thieves and villains, and the support of
the pauper and diseased portion of them
by the city, amounted to a sum every year
more than tnifficient . to pay. for the whole
tract; but the value of the property ad
jacent would be so greatly enhanced by
such a disposition .of this district, that.the
betternients which` might justly be assessed,
would defray fully one-half of the cost..
The VETERANS of the war of 1812 will
unite in a. parade on the 25th of the pres
,ent month. The corps new number only
ninety-seven ; andj , owing to deaths; s.be
coming smaller every year. These men
paraded at the late reception. of the Prince
of. Wales, and attracted" the attention of
all. They were dressed in blue frock coats
and wore' a style' of hat quite common a
few years ago, ornamented with the cock
ade of '76. Each man carried his siord"
but no other arms.
Tle'll**A4mmy SUNDAY„ 411.18
have bean , the occasion of greatqcgret, and
many complaints tte part of the, Mends
of the Sabbath and good order. For a
time the Directors seemed• unmoved by
any considerations of morality or humanity.
But at last the pressure has become too
heavy to be resisted any longer, and their
Sunday Central Park trains - have . been
withdrawn, it is hoped, forever ; The - brief
experinient of running locoirlotives every
fifteen minutes, with their city connexions
of a hundred horses and Scores of men,
and the noise and smoke incident
. to the
traffie—and all to accommodate
breakers—pleased nobody. The employees
felt justly that they were robbed of their
rights. The neighboring population were
greatly disturbed and wronged. 'The .pub
lic sentiment .was outraged. It was bad
business ,all around. So, we believe, the
Directors themselves came to regard !it;
and by their order, we understand, the
whole arrangement was abandoned.
THE REY'. DR. BULLOCK, Agent for
Danyille Theological Seminary, is now in
this city, seeking aid toward the entire
completion of the endowment of this in
stitution. A circular signed by the Rev.
Drs. Joseph galroy, Gardiner 'Spring,.
Geo. Potts, Henry. J. Van Dyre, Wm. W.
Phillips, John M. Krebs, Win. Hoge, and
Samuel 1.. Prime, has been issed, commend.'
ing Dr. Bullock' and the cause lie advo
cates,to the generous donors of NeW-York.
The Seminary has been in operation seven
years, and has over one hundred of its pu
pils in the ministry,,scattered widely over
the Church. The Church and people of
Kentucky have more than met their pledge,
to the Assembly to- raise $60,000 toward
its endowment, having raised sl3o,ooofor
this object, not more' than $lB,OOO addi
tional being furnished from all other
quarters. A better selection than Dr.,Bul
loc,k Timid not have been made for this
work. His winning manners and liVing
earnestness will meet with the most favor
PriMADELPITIA eatabliihed the first wa
ter works, ran the first locomotive, estab
lished the first public hospital, the first
medical 'college, the first law school, the
first academy of the fine arts,' the first
public museum, the first, hall of music in
this country, and the first library in the
world opened freely to all.
'ONE OF THE COUHTS of this` city has
liebn for some time occupied with the ease
of William Byerly, charged with fraud in
the substitution of forged glection returns
in the First Congressional District. The
result of the trial was the conviction of
Byerly, and his sentence to pay : a fine of
$3OO and undergo, imprisonment , for two
.years and , sit mCnths. It is scarcely possi:.
ble to conceive amore dangerous and de=
moraliiing specimen of political frond. than
that of which the defendant in this ease
was found guilty., By
. tbe - substitution of
a , false return from one of the wards; for
the true, one, the declared result of an im
portant election was completely *changed,
aid the certificate, given to one whOm the
correct returns show.to have been defeated.
The 178th Annivernry of the Landing
Of WILLIAM PENH, was , .celebrated
Philadelphia by the Historical E Society of
Pennsylvania, on the `Bth instant. Itev.
PHILIP SCHAFF, D.D., of Merbersburgy .
Pa., ledin the opening prayer. A, boun-
tiful dinner was served, ,some <patriotic
sentiments were offered, and several good
speeches were made—things which would
be eFpeeted of'course, from the Place and
The shores of the. Delaware:had been,set
tied 'some fifty years previously. Under
the-good management of the , Proprieter,
§tate organization was effeeo, not second
in its Character 'to any in the country.
- And in every thing which makes life hap
py, Pennsylvania, flourished: from thatday
onward. • 4i
The prorosition for the establishitent of
a.SC#OOL OF ARCIEFFEOTIIIir, in the' Poly
technie Collecre has excited del' of
interest among the architects of the city,
They held a meeting recently, and dismissed
at length advantages to he .deriVed from
the new movement - Mr: John. McArthur
Jr, offered a resolution characterizing dig
determination of ,the ,manaaers to consti
tute a class for the study of architecture
as'a most :important step in - the advance
ment of useful and Ornamental art, 'corL
apprbSing the plan„and offering the
best efforts of the architeats to foster and
assist the movement. The. resolution .was,
-unanimously adopted. •
BARNUM has been here making arrange
ments for. the museum he proposes: to= es
tablish at some suitable point on%Chestuut
Pastorate Resigned.—Rev. D. X. JuNRIN.
D.D.; hes resigned his 'charge of the con
gregation of Hollidayshurg, Pa.; and ti 4
congregation have acqUiese,ed. Dr. tlp' br-
KIN, is gone .to Parksbur& PA, to take
charge ,of the Academy, or..Erizh School;
ins that place.. - -
The Presbytery "of Redstone
Met at Sewitilley October 2d 1.860. Rev.
JaMes Black and Bev. Watson Russel were
dismissed to tbe Presbytery of Washing
ton. A communication from the Presby;
tery, of Blairsville was committed to a
committee to report thereon to Presbytery,
sometime during the.sessions of the,Synod
of, Pittsburgh at _lndiana. •
Resolved That in the judgment of this
Presbytery, the, Committee on Bills and
Overtures of the last General AssemblY,
by ,withholding the Memorial.of this Pres
bytery frein - the Assembly, have virtually
denied us the sacred,right of petition ' and
thereby transcended the powers cOnferred
upon them, andra.cted in violation of. the
spirit orieur Const,itution.
tWersburg. J . • Stoneroad , First Sab '
bath *of "November. D. H. Barron, First
Sabbath — or Deiember. M. Wallace,
Pi/ft 'Sabbath of February. ' J. It. Hughes,,
First Sabbath 'of March. W. F. Hamilton,
one Sabbath at discretion. ,
Mt.Waikingtoit cind Bro'wn's
Di. Fairchild, Second Sabbath of Novem
ber. H. O. Bosborqq11„ N;004 =Sabbath
of DeceMber acid' January.; : Dr. ;Wilson,
Second Sabbath Of Fehr,-
Somerset—tor: Pattmep, Third , Sat..
bath of Deoem bar.,:e l. ;,', ll ,.:MeKe: Third
Sabbath- of: Jityary., A. McGaughey
Third Sabbath of }Larch:
Sabbath of .November. )1
Fourth Sabbath of January. w .
Campbell, Fourth Sabbath of March. •
Connellsville.—J. Martin, one Sabbath
After receiving under its care 31r. G e ,.
Paul as a candidate for the ministry, p re , T. ,
.bytery adjourned to meet at Indiana.
J. ISIcOLINToox, Stated Clerk.
- • rot the -Preebytenan %nett.
An Ippeal—The Bible Society of Pittsburg
~ The Young Men's Bible Society was or
tianized forty-three years ago for the p u ,_
pose of circulating the Holy Scriptures
without note or comment in this city, an d
that part of our county lying South i)f th e
Ohio and Allegheny rivers, and to aid th e
Pennsylvania Bible Society with its surplus
For the Presbyterian 'Banner
The Rev. Jacob K. Miller, our only agent
for both country 'and city, having for th e
present finished his work in the countr%-
has now 'commenced his labors in our c i t .;
and suburbs. We do most cordially 8 ,6
for him a kind,reception, and when he call,
for donations, a lib'eral response.
President-40bn F. Loy; First Vic,
President—Samuel M. Kier; Second Vice
President—W W. Frew; Car. Secretory—
Wm. H. Kincaid; Rec. Secretary-11' m
P. Thomson Treasurer—Edward D. Jone s •
Lzbrarian--john Culbertson ; Exectoir,'
Committee—Minas Tindle, R. W. Rawkini,
Wm. Collingwood H. W. Strickler, F. A,
For the Presbyterian Banner.
A Glance at the Sunny-Side.
Last Friday, the 9th inst., was a gloomy
day ; dense clouds distilled their contents
in continuous droppings upon the earth,
and the evening was more gloomy and in
clement• still. But notwithstanding the
,inclemency of the weather, the pastor of
the .Sixth Presbyterian Church of this city.
was cheered by the beams of sunshine
which lighted up his dwelling as well as
his heart, in the visit of large numbers 0
his congregation, and other friends, wh o
came with joyous countenances and liberal
hearts, to spend a few social hours at the
parsonage. Many valuable presents were
left, which were received as tokens of re
spect and' attachment for the pastor, and
which, in addition to their intrinsic value,
will always be prized as such. Such visits
cheer and, encourage the heart of. pastors,
..while the ociai and fraternal feeling
.thereby developed among the members of
a congre,gation, tend to cement more closely
the „ties that bind them together.
The social enjoyments of the evening
were closed by a few remarks by the pas
tor, the reading of the 14th charter of
36kn's - Gospel, and prayer, after which the
company dispersed, with their hearts
cheered by the associations of the evening,
and leaving impressions of gratitude and
affection on the: hearts of the pastor and
his family,,which will not soon be effaced.
Re*. Wbr. MERKLE was installed at Green-
burg, N. Y. on the Ist inst.
Mr. R: S: FEGILS Was ordained and install.
ed at Wendham, N. J. on the 22d ult.
Rev. = John B. STRAIN has received and
• accepted a call to . the Little Valley
church. His Post Office address is
Rev. LUKE DORLAND having taken charge
of the churches of Columbia City, and
Eel River, his Post Office address is
changed from .West Unity, Ohio, to
Columbia City Indiana
Rev. N. Tores Post Office address is
. from West Newton, to Pitts•
- The,:Scudder Family.--The sons of the
late Rev:John: Scudder are seven in nun
ber,all missionaries under the care of the
Foreign 'Board of ' the Reformed Dutch
;aura. Their names are'llenry, Joseph,
William, Ezekiel," Jared, ,Silas and John.
They, are all' attached to the North _Arcot
Mission (founded by their father,) and as
sociatcd, wibia them there are the Rev. Mr.
Chamberlain, brother-in-law of. Joseph, and
the Rev. Mr. Mayon, with. native helpers.
It is not likely that-ever before in the his
tory ef,the Christian Church there has been
another„evidence of, family devotion to the
missionary work like this.
The Richest;,Lady in England is Miss Bur
dett Coutts, to Whom Dickens dedicated his
" Martin ChuzileWit:v- Her fortune i=
said,to- be -fabulously large, but the most
-glorious , thing,,; connected with it is, that
she is at the same' dine one of the noblest
and-most:benevolent „ladies in the world;
not',on&rbas she built several churches, but
she' provides for the poor, the ailing, and
Rev. I. L. Thompson, American missionary
tow the Nestorians, died at Mount Seir,
August 25th. 1;le, was a graduate of Am"
horst in 1856, and .Andover in 1859; a
young man of much promise. He died
almost immediately after- reaching his field
soft labor. ..
Key. C. GI Finney.—We see it announced
that President ,, Finney has determined to
prepare for the press, and to publish in the
celninni of the - Oberlin Evangelist, a series
of revival nermonS, embracing the same
t9Pie4 Avhich. he has been accustomed for
many years ,to present in his labors to pro
mote revivals of religion. „
Kiss Eliza Angell r of Providence, (grand
daughter; of Commodore Hopkins,) who
died' on thel2th inst., at the age of serenty
seven years, left property to the value of
upiiird 'Of $150,000, mainly real-estate, the
bulk- of vrtiieh she devised to religious oi
jects. The homestead. farm,
property, to the value of $40,000 are
given in trust to Rev. Drs. Wayland, Ca:-
*ell, and . Granger, for the erection of a
;13aPtiSt chnrch and parsonage house in
-NPrth:Pr,o,vidence, the church to be forever
Xrs. Pjurbe,Boarjhan, the wife of the
late Rev. S'ylvanus Boardman, for forty
three <years a laborious and successful
pioneer among the Baptists Maine, the,
mother of. Rev.. George Dana Boardman ,
the well-knewn missionary in the East, and
,the grandmother of . Rev. G-. D. Boardman.
now - "S pastor of the - " Second Baptist church
in, Rochester, N. Y - ., died in Bloomfield.
Me., on the 23d of September. She bad
reached the : advanced age of nearly ninety
two years, ' . p.nd was indeed a " mother in
lion. L 'Reed, of Washington, ra..
saPed, a feW days _ago, in the packet still'.
Caroline -Stevens, with a full compliment ot
Pennsylvania free colored persons, ow n : :
them 'Worthy Frank Chambers, janitor of
'Jefferson College, Canonsburg, with
family. Every colored emigrant is c arrie:i
free of expense to Liberia, maintained
I?:tontha .free of expense, and is then sur -
Elied With mean's to get a living. If 11 °
as the stuff in him he can - , following tie
} example of,Roberts and Benson, become
President of the rising black Republic.
d' Hodson, a veteran aged ninety
th;ee, jrears, died at South Shields, Eng
lnnd, on the 28th ult. Re was formerly
sergeant in the Fifty-second Regiment, and
- l iais,,*ith Sir John Moore when that g allant
. was killed 4 . tt, Corunna. lie took the
18rs off Sir John after his death, and n: ,l '
Arne, of. the six who buried him "darkly,
tdeid of niett i the sods with their bayonet s