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°," Those in'arrears will please remit.
A New Church is soon to be aedicatea at
Nebo, near Whitestowi3, Pa.
Letters from the: upper part
. of 'Kansas
reach Pittsburgh in four days after date.
A Banner of the • Bat of Januao7; 1859,
is wanted, and'not one of the Bth•of ) June,
as printed last week.
A Convention of Tinton Prayer-Meetings is
to assemble in . Washington, D. ,C., .Dec.
11th. The Subject id vastly important, and
the meeting' will doubtleria possess great
interest 'be large. See notice in
Appointment, Declined.—Rev. P. D. Gun,-
LEY, D.D., of Washington, D. C., has de
clined the office of Secretary of the Board
of Edneation; to iihich he had *been called
by a unanimous. vote. ;.
Foreign NiSSIORS. -- We ask the attention
of our readers to the wants of our Foreign
Board, presented , in another column. It
cannot be that Presbyterians will permit
Eieir foreign: work to languish. God is
blessing it. - The call is loud, and the en
couragement§ are great.
Appointment Accepted.--We see it stated
that Bev. JosEru T. SMITTE, D.D., of Bal
timore, has accepted the position of Pro
fessor of Church Government and Pastoral
Theology, in the Seminary at Danville, to
which-he was elected by the last General
BET. J'OIIN T. EDGAR.
We see, by our exchanges, that this es
timable minister of Jesus Christ was called
to his rest, on Tuesday morning, Nov. 13th.
He died suddenly, of apoplexy. He was a;
native of Kentucky, and one of the early
graduates of Princeton Theological Semi
nary. He had been forty-three years in'
the ministry, and pastor of the Presbyte
rian church in Nashville, Tenn, for up
wards of twenty years. He was , one of
the eminent men, not only of the ynod of
Kentucky, but of the Church in the United
States. He bad still much vigor of mind'
and body, and seemed destined to addition
al year's of usefulness. But his work was
COLLEGE, OF NEW JERSEY.
The triennial'. Catalogue of this institu
tion'is a volume of 115 pages. It is got,
up in excellent style, by q. musGRAvE
GiGER. This is the third of the kind, by
the same hand. Professor GIGER is en
deavoring to Collect information relative to
the date of birth, parents, vocation, &c.,
&c., of the Alumni of the College. The
Catalogue as it is, is valuable in a high de
gree, and itis likely to be still improved.
,The whole number of students from the
foundation of the College,in 1746, is 4,414;
the number of Alumni, 3,796 . ; Surviving
AluMni, 2,245'; :Alumni who became min
isters,-744_,, of whom 330 still live; Alumni
who,have occupied high civil offices, 248,
of whom 77 are alive ; Alumni who studied
Medicine, 363, 'of whom 253
. yet remain.
THE DESCENDANTS OF ROMANIST&
BROWNSON, the famous Roman Catholic
Reviewer, endeavoring to"stimulate his co
religionista toL activity, is quOted as say
" Here, in our .own country, - what are
we doing ? ,We, hardly save half of our
own; we , lose our children by hundreds and
. every year .; and we do nothing,
hardly attempt_to do anything, to recall to
unity and ;love ; those those who are , separated
from us. , Here the Church has an open
field and ,fair, plan :here we are free to
oppose truth , to error, and reason to reason,
and our accession by conversions do not
equal a tithe .of our losses, and no man
seems to lay it to heart ; and instead of
arousing from our sleep, and shaking off
our sloth, we .only decry him, who has, the
audaeity .to 'tell us, of the work we leave
Light and truth have power. It is
hardly possible for Romanism, in its native
Italian featured to be *propagated in this
!'.FRIENDS' P . EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS,
We find, in the Friends' lntelligencer, of
November 17th,soinereMarks highly favor
able to Sabbath, or -"First Day" Schools.
The Hicksite department of the Friends
has; we believe, been heretofore not zealous
in 'this 'field of labor. There is also a
movement conte:mpleted toward the, pro
viding of a first-class Boarding School, for
general education. On this latter subject,
"It Will e interesting-to the readers of
the Intelkryeneer to know that the minds
of Many Friends throughout the several
Yearly Meetings - have been concerned for
the establishmeht . of a Boarding School,
located in the country, where our children
and-youth natty receive a thorough, and at the
same time guarded, religious education; and
where those deairoui of following the pro
fession Ofteachers marbeeome qualified for
a trust such vital importance. During
the week of the late Yearly Meeting held'
in Baltimore, ari evening meeting was
called of those interested, which was largely
attended. ' The 'Subject was freely dis
cussed in its various‘bearings, and a lively
concern was Manifested by those present.
After 'a free interchange of sentiment, a
Committee Was appointed to prepare an
addresit to the members of the six Yearly
Meetingti; and we tare requested 'to' inform
that it is the design of some of their mein
bers,to visit the cities of Philadelphia , and
New-York, and , to hold conferences with
such Friends as are-willing to aid in ma
turing and carrying into operation a plan
that will 'effect the object. Our testimony
to the guarded,religious education and the
training of the youth can badly be over
estimated, and' if we would, save them from
the fenntaminating infiuerices4o which they
are t,expooed,.iti seeking the' full develop
meat of 'their intellectual powers, we ; must
Pot (longer !delay to prdvidi the mans'
regulate `i4 accomplish so desirable an
AM I REGENERATED?
The importance of thii Auestion none
can duly estimate. Many, however, never
propose it to themselves. They do not
know the necessity of regeneration—do not
know what it means—do not value that
Kingdom for which it is the indispensable
And there are those who, admitting its
necessity, cherish the idea that its reality,
as a matter of actual personal experience,
cannot be known by, thoSe who are its sub
jects.. They acknowledge the duties of
faith, repentance, and a godly walk. They
also agree, that a man must examine him
self. But the examination, with them, re
lates rather to duties than to experience.
Others there are who, in addition to an
acknowledgment that the change intimated
is essential—that none can see heaven with
out it--also consent to the proposition, that
it may be, knoWn. And ,they do not deny
but that it is the part of wisdom to ascer
tain that it has actually occurred. But
they have "a kind, of idea that they have
experienced it. They •are not sure' on the
subject They haye a hope, and that hope
is comfortable. True, it is disturbed• by
doubts. It has no brilliancy. It is not
an anchor, sure and steadfast. It does not
lead them to purify themselves, even, as
God is' pure. They are not always, nor
ever, ready to give a reason of it. But
still, it is a hope. And it gives them ease.
They would not part with it for Any con-
Sideration. And to institute a strict in
quiry might endanger it—might rendeert
still more dim than it is—might increase
the doubts—Might take away its founda
tion utterly. Alas They cannot bear the
thought A glance at Abeir evidences, and
at the things which, militate against those
evidences, terrifies them, and they shrink
from the perilous investigation. ~
A few there are, who, regarding regener
ation as a necessity, as a matter of experi
ence in ,every true Christian, and as a thing
which may be.known and should. be known,
strive also to know 'it. They would make
their calling and election sure. A bare
possibility that they may be God's children,
by a renewal, does not satisfy them; nor
can they rest in a low probability. They
would attain to the assurance of hope.
To this end they will search the Scrip
tures, and ascertain from the teachings of
God's Spirit, and from the recorded and
approved examples of the saints, what are
the new characteristics of those who have
experienced the change. True Christians
are new men. They are "born of God,"
" born of the Spirit," "renewed in the
image of him that created them," " old
things are passed away and all things are
become new." What, then, are 'those new
things ? W hat the character of this re
newed image ? What the manifestations of
this new life, this birth from above : ? We
shall not now attempt to answer these ques-
We refer our . readers to God's
Word, and to the teachings of their pas
tors, who are erdig,htened' by that Word,
and who have experimental knowledge, and
who have also, by practise, acquired skill
in cases of conscience. Search the Scrip
tures. Examine yourselves. Consultthose
whose duty it is to divide the Word, and to
give to every one his portion: in due season.
Especially pray God to search and try you,
and to lead you in the right way.
A few we find who are very diligent
searchers after the evidences of regenera
tion, who are:still in great doubt and dis
comfort. They cannot find what they seek
for; and they fret, and seek again, and
still fret. They may be sincere, but they
are simple ones. They should go forward.
They should - make the attainments. They
should believe, and repent, and love, and
obey, and grow. Forgetting, that is, not
relying upon, the things that are behind,
that is, their past attainments, they should
_forward, press on, and attain the
prize. Let them cherish every grace, and
discharge every duty, and conform more
and more to the Divine likeness, and they
will find their evidences brightening, and
their joy abounding. And in due time
they will be able to say, Lord I am thine.
I knew that when my earthly hotter; of this
tabernacle is dissolved, I have a building of
God, a house not made with hands, eternal
in the heavens. •
REV. DR. ARMSTRONG
Rev. RICHARD ARMSTRONG, D.D., of
the Sandwich Islands, died suddenly, at
Honolulu, September 23d. On the Ist of
September he had been thrown from his
horse, and was much injured; but .he had
so far recovered, on the the 22d, as to 'be
able to be up, and to write letters. - He
became suddenly sick, and died the next
day. The Polynessian, thus speaks of him
" Dr. ARMSTRONG was born in North
umberland County, Pennsylvania, in 1805,
graduated at Dickinson College, and com
pleted his studies at the Theological Sem
inary, Princeton, N. J. He arrived at the.
Sandwich Island in the year 1832, twenty
eight years ago, and, after a year's resi
dence at Honolulu, sailed in company with
Messrs. ALSXANDTIR and PARKER 'as a
missionary to Nukuhiva, one of the, Mar
quesas, Islands. After a residence thereof
eight months and, finding it an,impractica
ble field of labor, they returned to Hono
lulu. For five years he preached'at Wailu-'
ku, and then removed again to Honolulu
to take charge of the station vacated by
the return to the. United States of Mr.
BINGHAM. There he preached the Gos
pel in 'the .Church at Kawaiahao, ' until
Dec 6, 1847, when he was appointed to fill
the place vacated by the death of Mr.
Rfottans, as Minister of Instruction.
When this office was abolished, and the
Binrd of Education instituted; Mr. ARM
sinoNG was appointed President of the
Board, in the charge of the duties of which
office he continued until the day he met
the accident which terminated in his
death. He was one of the old teachers
whom the chiefs were formerly wont to con
sult. He obtained to such a great degree
the confidence of the late King, and also
of his present Majesty, that he was ap
pointed to a seat in the House of Nobles,
and to a membership in the Privy Coun
The S. I. Friend says :
"When we have spoken of Dr. ARM
STRONG, as a minister of Public Instruc
tion, 'and subsequently President of the
Board of Education, we have but partially
described the: important offices which he
filled or which he discharged. Hnwas a
member- of the House of Nobles, . and of
the. Sing's Privy _Council,: Secretary: f the
Board' of Trustees of Oahu College, Trus
tee .of3he Queen'si Hospital, an executive
officer of the Bible and , Tract Society, and
deeply interested in developing the agri
cultural resources I.of the ,kingdom. His
accurate knowledge of the Hawaiian lan.
PRESBYTERIAN BANNER-SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1860.
guage, and the facility -with' which he
wielded the pen .of a, translator, naturally
imposed upon him an 'immense amount of
toil and perplexity. Be has been. always
connected with some newspaper published
in the Hawaiian language, and was , contin
ually writing for its columns."
“TIIIIS 811TH THE LORD.!'
With this declaration the prophets, oft=
times, introduce a solemn truth which they
would impress upon the minds of men.
The apostles were less explicit} and lea's
frequent in announcing the authority by,
which they spoke; but they no less'certainly
declared the Divine will. And they give
evidence thereof which is equally convinc
ing. They had the mind of Christ. The
Lord spoke by them. They felt that they'
uttered God's truth,, and they put the fact
beyond all reasonable doubt. Thus their
words are convincing. They command the
conscience. They reach the heart. They
evince that they are an autheritative guide.
So it ought to be with every preacher of
the Gospel. He ought to feel that he is
not giving thoughts, speculations,
rections of his own, but such as he has from
God. And he, ought to be always prepare&
to convince his hearers 'that he utters God's.
truth; and frequently he should'bring forth.
the evidence by actual quotations. '
Ministers often fail in producing • the
effects they desire, by failing to"recite the
Scriiiture testimony to the doctrine they
utter, and to the duty they enjoin, and to
the threatening they announce. They be
lieve that every hearer: is sure that they
speak according to the Scriptures:, And it'
may be so. But still, an actual qUotation
a bringing forth anew of the very vords . of'
God's Spirit, has: a wonderful influence.
The immediate manifestation of the Divine
authority for whatthe preacher utters, cannot
but deeply affect bearers. A " thug saith
the Lord," silences all dispute. And upon
this the conscience both rests and Works.
So felt the apostle when he said : "For
this cause also thank we God 'without
ceasing, because, when ye received the
Word of God which. ye heard of us, ye re
ceived it not'as the word of men., but ,as it
is in. truth, the Word of God which effectu
ally worketh also in. you that believe."
PRESBYTERIANISM IN IRELAND AND TILE
The Regium Donum is a royal bounty
given by the British Government to Pres
byterian pastors in Aeland. Presbyterians,
have no share in the tythes, or the commu
tation for tythes. These belong to "the
piscopal Church. The Regium Domini
is a small bounty. or gift to Presby
teria,ns. Some few oppose this bounty, as
though it rendered the recipients depend
ent upon the State.l It is, however, 'a ben
efit. By it pastors are enabled to abide in
many congregations where the people are
very ,poor. The Irish correspondent ,'of a
Baptist paper in London, writes
"I cannot but admire the use they have
made of their opportunities, and the com
paratively small degree in which the Re
fill= Donum, appears to have been abused'
in their hands. And one cannot, without
dishonorable partiality, ignore' the fact,
that where Presbyterianism prevails there
is ' commercial prosperity. Perhapw it
would be the' same if some other forte of
Protestantism stood in its room ; but :I can,
only state facts as they stand. Belfast is
essentially Presbyterian, and Belfast is the
most thriving city in Ireland. Ulster is
prevailingly Presbyterian, and Ulster is;
beyond question, the most prosperous Prov
ince in Ireland. Wherever there is a' pop-'
ulation of a few thousand., you will find
one, two, and even three Presbyterian
'.preaching houses,' and these often hand
some and large, and well attended. No
doubt they have peculiar facilities. If a
congregation can guarantee £7O to a min
ister,„the Regium Donum doubles it,, and
insures a decent' livelihood to an educated
man. But then, the Presbyterians take
care that an educated man shall' be ready.
At Belfast they have the Queen's Univer
sity, as well as their own College, virtually
in their, own hands. And at Londonderry
they have just erected IMairee College a
handsome building, that cost, I think,
REV. REEBEN SMITH
REV. REUBEN SMITH died :at - Beaier
Dam, Wisconsin, October 7th, in the sev
enty-second, year ,of his age. A. corres
pondent of the Presbiterian; says of him
"He was a widely- known and faithful
servant of. Christ. He was born in South
HadleY, Massachusetts, Septeniber 26,:1789.
He graduated with honorable distinction
at Middlebury College, Virmont, in, the
`year 1813, and soon after became a mem
ber, of the second tlieological class, formed,
in the Seminary at Princeton, New Jersey,
where be imbibed much of. the spirit .of
his eminent instructors, Drs. ALEXANDER .
and MItLER. He was licensed, by the
First Presbytery of New-York, and during
the - following year was ordained and in
stalled pastor of the church at Ballston
Centre, New-York. His
,labors here were
owned, and blessed of God. Large numbers
were added to the church, and,as, it was be
lieVed, truly converted to God. .From
Ballston he removed to Burlington, Ver
mont, thence to Waterford, New-York,
thence to Ballston,, 'to the church over
which he was first installed, and from that
place to, Beaver Dam, where he his just
closed is laborious and useful services in
the Church of -God below, and gone, as we
doubt not, to join the General Assembly,
and Church 'of the firstborn, whose names
are written in heaven.
"His pastorate extended through forty
five years 'of continuous and ,sueeessful
effort to promote the honor 'of 'Christ 'by
winning souls to life in him: He was, a
man of -praYer, a Christian gentleman, an
ardent lover and diligent student of the
Word of" God, an easy 'and persuasiVe
speaker, and,'an able minister of the New
THE. TRUE CHURCH.
Exceedingly great and precious promises
are made to the Church. The Church, as
an aggregate of human beings, united un
der laws and
_ordinances, has vast advan
tages. It is a privilege of inestimable
worth to belong to it. ' But, as in ancient
times;all were not Israel who were of.ls
rael, so now r all are not the, Church who
belong to the Church as a body visible. ,
The unfailing promises: of olds were to the
children of Abraham according to the
Spirit, and now the same promises are to
the members of the Church who are such
by a living faith. .
On this subject Bishop MCILVAINE, of
the , Protestant Episcopal Church, well says
That the true Church is composed only
of the true children and people 'of God,
united by a living faith' to 'Christ; that
none others, , have any •real , membership in
God's Church r howeverAhey may be exter
nally associated with it in visible . erdi
nances ; that this Church is the Holy Cath
olic Church; and Communion of Saints;
having all its being in, the union of several
members, by faith, immediately to 'Christ ;
that this is the mystical body of Christ, as
nothing else can be; that it is invisible,
because while its members on earth are per
sonally visitle, their distinction as such
from all ' ; merely . nominal or professed mem
bers is invisible; and this and no other is
the Church to which all the promises are ,
given, just as real believers among the
children of Abraham were the only Church
to which the promises then made, belonged ;
finally that this Church, mystical and, in
visible, is " the pillar and ground of truth,"
against which "the gates of hell shall not
prevail," to which belongs essentially the
unity of the Spirit, however the bond of
peace in, the common use of creeds and
sacraments „may be broken; ,, the reader will
find this to be the concurrent, testimony of
those unquestionable witnesses of the doc
trine of the 'Protestant Episcopal Church
in their respective times."
HARVARD COLLEGE has lately been the
scene'of considerable', excitement, owing to
the determination of the Faculty' to pit an
end to the indignities usually offered by the
Sophomores to the. newly-entered Fresh
men. This custom las existed in this in
stitution, and in several New-England Col
leges for many years.' As long as it was
confined to practicaljokes and harmless' an.:
noyances, the authorities allowed the mat
ter to. pass without any serious objection.
But lately, cruelty and violence have been
practised to such' an extent, in this way,
that the Faculty felt called upon to put an
immediate stop to such proceedings, and
informed the present Sophoinore'Class, and
also thir parents and guardians, of :this '
resolution. But notwithstanding this, eight
members_ of the Sophomore Class seized
two members of the Freshmen, took them
to a room in the Collegey buildings, and
were inflicting upon them outrages more
flagrant than the'ones ordinarily 'perpetra;
ted, when information of thetiansaction
was received, by the FaCulty, at that very
moment - in • session. The President, pro
ceeded at once to the room in question, had
it opened, and marched the eight- • Sopho
mores into the Of the aiseinbld
Faculty. 'The young gentlemen were, im
mediately suspended, six of them for one
year, and two for two years. As they left
the 'room when their sentence had been re::
ceived they were received by, one hundred .
of their classmates with leudest applause,
and ; placed in a wagon, in which therwere
draWn around' the town by their fellows.
At the same time they had'the audacity to
stop in front of the President's house
knowing that none but the ladies were at
home, and behaved in a most outrageous
manner. The Faculty remain firm in the
position taken, and it may yet go hard with
some, of those engaged •in this last pro
ceeding. The matter of proper discipline
deserves more. attention ,than it has lately
received in American Schools and Colleges.
And parents 'and guardians should willing
ly cooperate with 'those in charge of our
EdUcational Institutions in their efforts to
establish a higher grade of disdipline than
at present prevails. Students, should be
taught :that one' of the things of which
they will be most heartily ashamed'in a
fevi years, is the spirit of College rebellion.
This wounded honer of which they speak
in such magniloquent terms, and this -in
subordination- which' they style
will cause many "a - blush—many a pang of
regret in after years.
About $50,000 have been invested by
prominent men in a NEW STEAM BAKERY
for supplying the public with good bread
cheap, and on the 25th ult., it went into
operation. They supply 'bakers with a
margin for profit, . as. well as the consumer,
directly, hoping theYeby to appease, the
jealousy of that white-capped floury craft.
The .ricot tue ROMAN CATHOLIC ORGAN
of this city, in noticing the .appointment
of the Rev. Michael Domepee to the Bish
opric, of Pittsburgh, complains that all
seven of the Catholic 'Archbishops, _and
more, than half of the forty-nine
of :this ,country; art of foreign birth, while
not one hundred of the-2,235 priests are
natives. This is a fact worth being remem:-
The popularity of the HON. Enwatn
Evßurn among men of all partiesin this
city, is very-great. - When he came to the
Polls of the Seventh; Ward, on thelday ,of
the election to deposit his vote, the
was :raised by those who were working as
hard" as -they could against him, " Three
cheers for Mr. Everett," which 'were given
with a 'heartiness that must have teen grat
ifying to the recipient of the tribute.
The Ilsv. ;GUINNESS has been
preaching for. some time, in this place,' to
large congregations '#is sermons though
not mared . by deep thought,or any 'par
ticular skill. in, Scriptural interpretation,
abound pious and touchingeshortations,
and;:' his peculiar manner' deeplY affects
many`,' especially of his own countrymen.
GREAT . CIIANGE has suddenly.taken
place, in bn.siness circles. _,Two weeks • ago,
Money was abundant—evengoing in search
of borrowers at low rates;`and at the Same
time there was a great surplus of specie. But
suddenly the money market came to a dead
-lock;.stocks were .unsaleable.; and loans
were not to be obtained. .The cause orig
inated mainly in the dissentious 'at the
South; which destroyed .confidence', and" in
the difficulty of 'securing bills of 'foreign
exchange in return for prbduce and cotton.
At the first approach of the panic, the
banks committed: the. error of contracting
their :loans to the amount of $2,000,000 =in
a single rieei. The consequences were
fatallo the Present credit of.thany PersOns.
.Now, however, / they, are acting in concert,
and have made such arrangements with ,
respect to the $20,000,000 of specie held
by them,• that they can expand their ac-'
commodation to 'any reasonable extent.
People, should not . apprehend such a
crash as occurred three . years ago, as the
Fall-bills have nearly all 'been paid; the
trouble in '57 occurred two months earlier,
in the 4ery 'midst- of the Fall husiness.
And t4e, country is,full of , produce, and has.
'Abundant' means to. meet all liabilities:.
Moretiver the state. of trade is, and has
been unusually healthi ' 'The exiciii:i'of
domestic produce for ,the week .ending,
November- 19th f _ continue their, large. in
crease on. preNions years; being for the
week the great amount of $3,254,892,
against $1,405,276 last year, and in 1858,
6748,936. The total amounts since' Jun-
ary lst to November 19th, are this year
$88,194,950, against $59,233,712 last year,
and $553981,290 in 1858. This gratifying
statement shows an addition to the active
capital of New-York city and the West of
$29,000,000, arising from the surplus
amount of this over last year's shipments of
domestic produce.. , -
To strengthen this statement still , more,
and as further evidence of the soundness
of our foreign trade, we find that the ex
ports of specie, to date' from Boston and
New-York are about $28,000,000 less 'than
last year . ; and that the importations of
foreign merchandise during the same period
are decreased about $4,000,000, compared
with last year. •
Smile idea of the immense business of
the NEw-YORKPosT OFFICt may be had
from the following statement for the.last
Amount of stamps and stamped envelopes sold,
Letters mailed, independent, of those coming
from other °Ewes, to be remailed or tgdistributed,,
Letters received by mail for, delivery in the
Letters received for "distribution," (remailed
to, other ofEeek) not including those from Cali
fornia 9,260 000.
• Cireurars mailed, 4;631,987; •
• Letters delivered byearriers, 6,090,600.
Registered letters' sent and received, 172,821.
Letters sent to California, including these re-,
ceived from other offices to be .remailed, 499,969.
Letters received from California by steamers,
including those to be remailed to other offices,
• 360,930.' •
, Foreign letters sent; 2,942;449.' • •
Foreign:letters received; 2,187,803. • •
Locked mailbags and canvas bags Withprinted
matter, made ,up,n,nd dispatched, about 364,000.
Locked and canvas bags received, about 360,000.
Locked mailbags and canvas bags, with printed
'atter, Sent to'California;about'B,4oo.
Foreign mail steamers arrived, 272; departed,
236.. Total, 487.,
Number of clerks employed, 238. Letter car
riers, including 28, collectors, 117. , Total, 855.
A comparison with foimer 'results shows that
the correspondence of the cotintry about doublen
in eight, years.
Tin MERCANTILE 'LIBRARY ASSOCIA
noir of this city, has jnst acquired a
noble collection of about 8,000 manuscripts,
chiefly relating to the. American Revolu
tion, and whicV have • been gathered from
different parts Of. this' State within the list
four Years, through the efforts of Mr. Tom
linson. The cost to.. the Association is
SHELDoN & COMPANY; publishers, 'are
iseuing a new and elegant Riverside edi
tion of Lord Macaulay's Critical, Histori
cal and Miscellaneous Essays, with an in
troduction and biographical sketch of Lord
Macaulay, by E. P. Whipple, Esq., of
Boston, and containing a new steel .plate
likeness of Macaulay, from.. a photograph
by Claudet,ltr six. volumes,, crown octavo.
All the American editions heretofore pub
lished have been printed' from ' the earlier
English editions, which were materially
changed by Macaulay, before bis death.
He expressed himself as not satisfied with
any American edition of his works. Theie
- volumes are complete and perfect. There
will.be two editions, one on tinted , paper,
the other on plain.
' The same publishers are also bringing out
Olshausen, in extra styles of binding, vary
ing in price from $l2 to $25 per set.,
They will also soon add another volume of.
Spurgeon's ^ Sermons, and then have, all
Spurgeon's Volumes .put up in elegant sets
suitable for presents singly or collectively.
No other collection of sermons ever: hid
such an extensive sale, and no other is read
with ; such general profit and interest. '
In addition to these they have a large .
and remarkably , choice selection of " Ju
veniles" in every style, and adapted to
every grade of childhood and youth.
THE AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY . has
eleven colporteurs, native Italians, engaged
in Italy, and is said to ,be doing more in
that interesting field at the present time,
than any other Bible Society in the world , .
Ducts through the Swiss Italian Commit
ted, of which the celebrated,Col. Tronchin,
and Dr. Merle D'Aubigne, are members.
The Bibles are .printed in .Northern Italy,
and have the double ' advantage of the
Italian imprint and circulation through
'natives of the country.
THE REV. HENRY G. Comma°, D. D.
of Steubenville, Ohio,; ;delivered a lecture,
last Monday evening.beforc the Mechanics'
'Society, at Hope. Chapel, on Rome. The
lecture was happily ' illustrated with dia
,grams, and the personal recollections of the
speaker made the evening exceedingly
pleasant and instructive to those present,
At the late meetings of the NORTHERN
PRESBYTERY, held 'in ' New-York, a call
from. the First Reformed Preabyterian
church in Brooklyn,,New-York, for Mr. P.
H. Mowry, Reentiate, was presented, sus
tained ' and transmitted , to the Pittsburgh
Presbytery. And aliO`a call from the Re
formed PresbYterian Church, in Barnet,
Vermont, on Mr. David Steele, now.visit
ing Ireland. , Mr; Steele was notified of
the fact by the Clerk of Presbytery. Mr.
MoWiy-.l > reeeivea theological training
in the Western Theological Seminary of
TUE—FINANCIAL Ciasts ,has. been felt
very Considerably in this city. The'banks,
as a measure Self-prOtection, have sus
pended specie paytnents, but : are doing
everything in their power to afford relief
to the community.
Philadelphia can now boait of the
FINEST MARKET HOUSES in this country.
They have cost,as follows : Western, $lBO,-
000 ; Broad. and Race Street market,
$135,000 ; Franklin market, '5190,000 ;
Eastern market, $320,000; Farmers' mar
ket, $265,000 ; Union .market, $130,000 ;
Farmers' Western, $10,000; Kater Market,
$BO,OOO ; Delaware Avenue (in firogress,)
$160,000; Fairmount, $60,000; _German
town, $60,000. Making a total of $l,-
THE UNION of the Christian Observer
(New School) with the. Presbyterian, Wit
ness, the late
. organ' of the New School
Synod of the .sonth, has been definitely;an
The ACADEMY - OF NATURAL SCIENCE,
in this city, met with,.a great loss in
the death of*ajor, John Eaton Le Conte, ,
on the 21stfult. 'Some of the finest public
works in 'the country were designed or con
under his' direction ; among'Oth6fs,
,111onroe, and 'other defences at' Old
Point Comfort, and several works l in South
Carolina, Florida, and Georgia. He -was
also employed in planning and comittuding
the defences of New-Ybrk harbor.. While
thus in the service of his country,. he was
known also as one of the most accurate
naturalists in the world. He did not con T
fine himself to a single branch of science',
although in some, as herpetology and. entoL
mology, he was more than proficient. He
was a fine Greek and Oriental scholar, being ,
conversant with the Persian and the Syrian;
In general scholarship he was remarkably,
learned, and, in fact, one of the most ac
complished men in the country.
At a late meeting of the REFORMED
PRESBYTERY OF PHILADELPHIA, the Rev.
S.: Bonhomme applied for a certificate of
dismission, to .connect himself with the ,
'Philadelphia Presbytery of the Presbyte
rian. Church, (Old School.) His request
was granted, and his name stricken from
the, roll of Presbytery. Mr. 13onhomme is
a converted Jew, and has been for several
years laboring for the spiritual`-benefit Of
'the derdants of Abiabani.
THE CENTRAL PRESBYTERY OF PHILA
DELPHIA, formed at the late meeting of the
Synod of Philadelphia, will meet on Tues
day evening, the 4th of December, in
Spring Garden church, and be opened with
a sermon by the Rev. Dr. John M'Dowell,
or the oldest minister preSent.
Rev. D.RiiKzAD's Post Office address is
changed from Rocklmd to Hdterfield,
Rev. Dr. M. N.. MCLAREN, has been • re
ceived from the Classis of Orange; and
installed pastor over the Presbyterian
church of Caledonia, N. Y.
Rev. J. L. kiRKPATRICK, D. D„ has been
elected President of Davidson College,
N. C. It is believed he will accept.
Rev. M. B. GRIER, of Wilmington, N. C.,
whose health had suffered last Summer,
is, again at his post, and preaching away..
Mr. J: T. KiLL!N was ordained to the
-'work of an Evangelist by the Presby
tery of Lake, on the 4th of September.
He is supplying the church of Constan
' tine, Michigan.
Rev- JOHN Moon; formerly of. Washington
Pesbytery, was installed pastor of the
Linton Presbyterian church Coshocton
Presbytery, on the sth
Rev. S. C. TiOGAN from, the Presb3rtery of
Cincinnati, has removed to Valparaiso,
Indiana, and taken charge of the church
Rev. R. S. GOODMAN, recently, of Cold
iiater, Michigan, has taken charge of
the 'Fir4t 'Presbyterian church of 'La
*Porte Indiana. '
Rev. D. OWEN, of St. Louis, Missouri,
has received a unanimous call to become
pastor of the Fairmount Presbyterian
church,- of St: Louis. •
Rev. W. 'R. Sim has accepted an invita
.tion to supply the church at Golconda,
Mr. R. J. L. MArruE - ws has been ordain
ed•to the work of the Gospel, ministry
and installed pastor of the Presbyterian
church of Charlestown, Indiana,.
W. H. VAN DOREN was installed 'pas
tor of the church in Richmond, Indiana
on the 3d inst.
,KpWIN . ,.. CATER, forinerly of South
Carolina,.lias taken charge, of the Pres
byterian church in Sommervillejennes
Rev.. 4 . 0111 q CALVIN I T—Ae.AmAN was re
ceived. by the 0. S. Presbytery of
Schuyler from ,the Cumberland Presby
terian church, at its last meeting. •
Bev., johN C. BALDWIN has become the
supply of , the New. Philadelphia arid
Monroe churches, and his - address is
;New -Philadelphia, Indiana.
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Notice—To Union Prayer-li
The Committee of Correspondence of the
National Convention of Union Prayer-
Meetings, and the members of the Union
Prayer-Meeting of Washington City, to
their brethren of like precious faith, greet-
The Third National Convention of Un
ion Prayer:Meetings will assemble, Provi
dence permitting, in the- city of Washing
ton, on the 11th "of December, at half-past
seven P.M., to continue its sessions, proba
bly; through the two following days.
'The object of the Convention is the pro
motion of the Redeemer's kingdom by
waiting before God in prayer, and fraternal
interchange, as the Spirit may direct, for
quickening, for increased meetness in the
Master's service, and' for the 'fulfillment of
his prayer that we "may be made perfect
in one that the world may believe that he
hath sent us!'
All Union Prayer-Meetings are earnestly
invited' to send to this Convention such
number of delegates as they may deem
The'delegates present will be convened
during the session of the- Convention for
the purpose of more completely organizing
the Central Committee of Correspondence,
called for by the resolutions of the last
Convention. The delegates'of each Union
Prayer Meeting, so soon as appointed, are
requested to confer together for the purl.
pose of making their report as accurate,
and as Valuable as possible to 'dig Conven
tion,, on Whatever points may Seem to them
-most important and interesting, especially
on the progress of Christian enion.
Provision will be made for the entertain
ment-of all delegates reporting themselves
to the undersigned, Secretary of the Wash
ington Union Prayer-Meeting, prior to . the
sth. of DeceMber.
Uponw their arrival, delegates will report
themselves at the Rooms 'of the Young
Men's Christian •Association, opposite
Grace, mercy, and peace unto all, who
love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity.
J. GEO. BUTLER,
Secretary Washington - 1 - 7. P. M.
ARCH'D M. Koßnasozr,
See. Com. of Correspondence.
Receipts of the Board of Foreign Missions of
the Presbyterian Church.
MAY TO OCTOBER-SIX MONTHS.
From, churches. --.Legacies.: Miscall. Total.
1860, '583,185 $7,862 $19,187 $60,235
1859, 36,014 3,972"`14,586 54,573,
Less, this year, $2,829
It will be seen from the above statement,
that the receipts from the churches haire
fallen off. These receipts are the 'main
supply of the missions: Hence we See this
decreaSe with concern. The returns of the
first' half of the financial year are not
equal to the wants of the work, even as it
stood last year. The truth is,-' however;
that the missions call for 'an increased in
come this year. Several new expenses must
bey met. New missionary families have
been sent out; no less than nine families
in Africa, South America, India,'Siam and
China, receive this year their support froni
the treasury of the' Board; who were not
'drawing from its funds last year; and for
this we are thankful' ;to the Lord - of -the
harvest. `The *holo support of the breth
reuformerly connected with the Chectaw
mission of the American Board fills this
year on the treasury;_est year, only four
months' expenditure on zthis account w as
incurred. An addition of $lOOO has been
made, within two or three months, to the
estimates for the African missions, which
was called for by the special providenc e
that placed so many of the recaptured
Slave-children under the influence of the
missionaries. The expences of living i n
India; have advanced so materially, that the
outlay for the support of the mission fami
lies will be at least one-ninth greater than
heretofore. But we need not extend these
remarks. Our readers will observe with
pleasure that, this increased expenditur e
results in most cases from the enlargemen t
of the work. We ought to add, that no
less than five young brethren are now un
der appointment as missionaries, who expec t
to their different fields of labor early
next•Stirnmer; and we have reason to bj
lieve that others still, and in large number,
will then be ready to go forth. - Provision
for the outfit and voyage expenses of then,
new laborers ought to be in the treasury o f
the Board before the end of the mission
year, on'the 30th of next April.
Is it not in answer to the prayers of the
churches, that God is enlarging the mi,-
sions and raising up more laborers ? This
thought encourages us to believe that all
needed pecuniary means will be provided,
if the attention of our Christian brethren
can be turmed to the subject.—Forcig n
The following sums have been received for the
relief of the suffering Choctaws, the most of
which has been forwarded :
Centreville church, Allegheny Presb'y,....Blo.oo
Allegheny Presbytery, (in session,) " 10.(0
Harrisville, Pa., (collection,).
Mrs. E. F.,...
Any sums sent to my care shall be sent alirfir!
to Rev. A. Reid, for the use of the sufferers. If
more convenient, let them be sent to Mr. H.
Childs, Pittsburgh, or Wm. Rankin, Jr., Esq.,
New-York. LOYAL YOUNG.
HOUSTON, TEXAS, Oct. 26th, 1860
MESSRS. EDITORS :—Since the white
frosts of the 14th, 15th, and 16th of Oc
tober, lengue fever, the only disease eskt
ing to much extent in our city, has pretty
well disappeared, and our citizens now
enjoy excellent health. The Fall trade is
at its culminating point, and our streets
present an appearance of great business
Our Academy will commence its Fall
session on the sth of November. The
Trustees have been fortunate in securing
the services of Rev. J. R. Hutchinson, as
Principal, who, for More than twenty years,
has been connected with the best Literary
institutions of Louisiana and Mississippi.
Parents and guardians in the country can
now send their children with confidence
that a good Seminary of learning will be
permanently maintained in Houston. We
have a large and commodious blilding, and
teachers of the first rank, in both male and
female departments. Improvements are
progressing.with unabated rapidity. The
value of the buildings erected in Houston
in the last two years, will more than equal
that of all_ the buildings erected previous
to that time. It is supposed that a still
larger amount of improvements will be
made within the next two years. All the
railroads connected with this city are making
I . rapid progress. The weather since the Ist
of October, has been quite favorable for
business operations. Our Cotton Compress,
for compressing .bales into a suitable size
for shipment, has proved a decided success.
The course of our eity_is onward !
PERSONAL AND MISSIONARY.
Change of Relation.--Rev. 'Wilbur Mc-
Kaig has resigned' his pastorate of the Jef
ferson Street M. E.' Church, 'in' Chicago,
with a view to uniting with the New
School Presbyterian♦ Ohnich.—Christian
Col. Lewis W. Washington, of Bell Air,
Jefferson County, Va.,
yas married on the
6th inst., -at Clover Lea, Va to Ella M
daughter of George W., Itasset, Esq. In
this marriage a singular coincidence occurs
—the groom being the great-grandson of
two brothers of. Gen. Washington, and the
bride the, great-grand-daughter of the only
sister of Gen. Washington,-and also great
grand-danohter of Mrs. Gen. Washington.
Err E. G..Squier, the well known enthnol
ogist and diplomatist, is pursuing a plan
for the publication of a collection of "Hare
and - Original Documents concerning the
Discovery and Conquest of America"
Chat. Carroll Ricks, of Coltimlins, Ohio,
Frank Maney, of Nashville, Tennessee,
Henry N. Spencer, jr., of Pennsylvania,
and Alfred Van 13enthuysen, of New Or
leans,-,Louiiiana, are officers in. he army of
Garibaldi, belonging to the staff of Gen.
Avezzana.. They were all, present at the
, battle of Caserta, and conducted themselves
The New Swedenborgian Church in Africa.—
The first new Church Society'our the con
tinent of Africa =was established on the
16th of June, 1859. The Society held its
first annual meeting. on July 17, 1860.
The Society numbered at that time twenty
members and four candidates for member
Rev. liewitrard'Beeeher has received five
hundred invitation's for this Winter's lee
turin=, thin% 'Re has, as yet, accepted but
The Late David D. Owen.—The New. Al
hany (Indiana) Ledger has the following
notice of the late David D. Owen, the geol
ogist, whose death was, recently announced:
4 -, At the time of his death Dr. Owen
was State Geologist-.of..lndiana; his life
having been principally devoted to the
study of geology and the, kindred sciences.
o the first geological survey of In
diana, about the year 1848, we believe, and
subsequently was appointed, by the general
government to make a, survey of the North
west:territory. , His report , of this great
labor was published' by. the government at
great, expense, and, is - one of the most val
uable works of the kind- ever given to the
world. , After completing this survey he
was successively employed by the States of
Kentucky, Arkansas and Indiana, -to make
geological surveys, all of which had been
'completed, except that of our own State,
which was still in progress:,., We have not
heard the cause of ,Dr; Owen's death, but
we presume the constant exposure which
the pursuit of, his favorite science rendered
necessary, gradually' : undermined a -consti
tution not very robust at best. In his
death Indiana has unquestionably lost her
most. eminent man .of science, and one
who will not probably be soon replaced.
At 'e.w .
Harmony Dr. Owen had a vast
laboratory, where he was constantly em
played (when not absent in his geological
tours) in inaking 'ex.periments and testing
earths and metals. He had the finest col
lection.of geological specimens in the West,
and,one of the best in the country, a per
tion whieh, if we are not mistaken, h.
presented:to the State a few years ago."
Death:of Sir Charles Napier.--This disti
gushed member of a distinguished fami
died,. on' Tuesday, the dth Alt., in Ha
shire,-England, in the seventy-fifth ye•
his age. His entire career has been i
Lifted, with the English navy, and he
directed some of the most remarka •
41ose exploits which have won fo
_country the title of Mistress of the
Sir Charles 'Napier was born at th:
seat, Marchistonn Hall, Stirling
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