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VP'Those in, arrears toitiplease remit.
'The %Mites Pocket-Bible, an excellent
saitiele--geili'dvirtisement. Buy and send
Demestit liiissioparles.—Let the la
dies of our A:Lurches read carefully the ap
peal of trr, tTANEwAT, in another column.
May.,t4ey..r9.:lkatd heartily and promptly
to the request niaae. Our Domestic nth
sionaTies are ampg the most laborious and
.self" dgm'i:ing 'of in . en They are doing a
great %awl, arrd the Church must not al
logi them tti tact'.
'Trustees 'Veneta Theological Seminary.—
•viql ;be 'a, meeting of the Board of
Trustees.of ;the Western Theological Semi
'nary, On :. I Pues day, the .19th of November,
inst., in The Lecture-Room of the First
Piegiryterian church, Pittsburgh, at 10 o'-
•clssek AYM. A full attendance is earnestly
trequested. By order,
JOHN T. LOGAN, Sec.
:Rev. Wlllll4llll, Riffnei.—From infornm-
Con'. which seemed to he satisfactory, we
13 ate& that This clerical brother, formerly
,nt . An, Pent/ square. Presbyterian
chmrph,Phibldelphia, was a Captain in the
trehel: army. We are now enabled to say,
°DAM best authority, that it is Mr. DAvm
L. RUk7FNIft, lied not Rev. W:4- H., that
ibol1a:t1!6 position named.,
:Ovittliper eliange.—The Missionary,
Ateretotta ‘pullit.hed,in this city. and edit
ed by the Rev. W. A. PASSAVANT, has
been united with the Lutheran, of 'Phila
deliAia, and will beieafter be published in
The Rev. Dr. Kaaratt, form
erly nf l'his" city, has resigned the pastor
ate of St. - Mark's church, Philadelphia, to
be the — editor of this paper, which will he
styitd The Lutheran and Missionary. The
Rev. Mr. PASSAVANT will be associate ed
itor. We anticipate an able and spicy re
Another; Pastor . Become Chaplailir—The
Rev. SAMIILL 'FISRIER. COLT, pastor of
".tthe'Secotid Presbyterian church of Potts
ville; has been granted temporary leave of
absene . e'frout bia flock, for the purpose of
auti.eg ,as 'a Chaplain in the army. The
ireselutibn'of the congregation was:
Resolved, That we grant to our beloved
f,pastor, a temporary release from his pastoral
,duties, and that we will endeavor to pro
eu' temporary ' supplies 'tor OUT pulpit,
hoping to 'have hub. soon return to us in
If the Chaplains had been more general
,ly selected in ,tbis ,way, our soldiers would
•not babe been losers in any point of view.
iy - Rod'of .Onciniati.—This Synod at its
late meeting in Oxford, adopted the fol
lowing.iesolution on the State of the
Reiolvpd, That this Synod heartily con
cur in the resolutions adopted by the late
.General Aksembly on the State of the
Country, and eattiestly recommend to all
vuder our care to support, theTederal Ad
aninistrati OD in all proper measures to main
taiti.the integrity of, the Government, and
the 'Union of the States, and to put down
the rebellion which threatens their subver
Synod of Ohio.----This body at its late
meeting in Columbus; took the following
action on:the State of the Country :
" Synod would record its full satisfac
tion with the action of the General Asgem
bly on; the State of the Country, recogniz
ing in it the reassertion of the right and
duty of the Church, as Church, to 'hold
forth in the face of all men the truth and
law of God, and to testify against all in
fractions of that- law, whether by rulers or
;people; and at the same time believing
that the actual condition of our country
demanded the frank avowal of our adher
•ence to that constitutional government,
through which, under God's hand and guid
tanee,' our liberties as citizens and our priv
ileges as a Church have been secured.
Wage we say this we would deplore the
fact. that several of our Southern Presby
teries have regarded the action spoken of
as an'unjust, and unwarranted assumption of
ecclesiastical authority, as though it were
designed 'to 'alienate 'Southern Churches
from 'Gni felloWship or our affection, such
being altogether foreign to our interpreta
tion of it."'
THE BATTMOF IHALL'S' BLDFFS.-THE SAB-
BN I IH 'DESECRATED.
Ball's Bluffs is the name, of the place
where the fight occurred, lately, between a
part of .Gee. STotr.fs division, under
Col-BAH:Ea, which hail crossed the Poto
mac, and h •pnrtion Of the Confederates,
under' Gen. 'EVANS. The 'Union forces
numbered eighteen hundred, and the Con
federates, as appeal's in their official state
ment, ;were twettei-fiVe hundred. The
Union forces were drawh into an embus
made, advancing in the.4,p,en field, when the
,Confederates suddenly, opened a murderous
, fire .upcm.,them, from a thick wood. The
battle , was ;hotly contested.•; Col. BAKER,
and.tneuy of ,his .officers were picked off by
sharP -6 4 03 targ, , and ,the men obliged to fall
bitch with grent,lonn.
The Confederates lent, in killed and
wounded three hundred pand ififgr; the
;Union loss on the battle-field Ras Vegs,ihut
hang, overpowered, and having no aile4hate
neaps, of re-crossing Abe river, they suffer
ed Severely on the .river.hank and in the
'flood. = any were. captured, and some were
drowned. The totalloss was over six hun
dred, Nsaeito reports put itimuoh higher.
0.41' omen, "ehowed mueh , bravery, but the
Timmer .of the Affair, exhibited a great
want `, of wiedoin.
And 'here agale7twe have God's frown
;upon us for a griolaikotlf his holy Sabbath.
The arrangements were made, and the work
of e c rossing the river , arras commenced on
„that pored' day. ,sad is .10 know that so
puny of our men in
,power, will not rever
ence God, , and restrained by his law.
,He will not tolerate gross disob.eilienee in a
people who profess to be aristians, and
who a , ppeara . hira,lin fasting 'Aid Fuer.
Ago r~y he•Will - not•ondure, and our people
must ii6tlperiitifilieir rurerh' to provoke his
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The lute meeting 01 the Alliance Lis
been spoken of in t trs onr London
Cut rebpondent, he having been in attend
ance as a member. Our friend, from whose
letters from Paris we have. quoted, was.also
at the Conference, though not as a member.
Li writing home, he gives soini..• of his im
pressions of persons and things, and, being
those of. an American, they,-may-possess an
interest. Of some of the prominent per
sons, he says :
Dr. BAIRD is quite at home here,' and
seems to be thought well of by every body.
The, more 1 see of him, the more 1 esteem
Dr. REVEL, I.find to.be a charmint , man;
I think a devoted servant of God: Perhaps
he is a little too retiring hr. great efficiently.
I Was more desitanis to . hear Dr. GUTH
RIE, than to hear 114 oiler meintter of the
Couhretice. To this end; I went to the
church, on' the evening. when 'he was to
preach, an hour before the time', and ob
tained a seat. He is regarded as 'the beat
preacher in Eur Ope.. I went : stroUgly pre
possessed in his favor, but returned with a
considerably: abated esteem. He is
say six het iu height. His frame is rather
slender, and one would almost imagine he
had do bone in his buck; or one as flexible
as gum .elastic ; to endure such frequent and
varied bodily contortions. . • •
The text was, James ii ;'l4,ls—`' What
duth it profit, my brethi en, though a man
say he hath faith, and have not, works," &e.
The:intruductiou alluded to the disposition
in man to go from one extreme to another..
This was illustrated by 'l,l3THErt's tUrning
from the works" of RominiF;rn to the
"faith " of the Gospel, with such intensity
of purPose that.he doubted the inspiration.
of JAMES, because he insisted upon works
iu order to salvation. Alter showing 'that
there is no actual discrepancy between
Jam, s and PAUL, the, preacher very forci
bly presented faith as a cardinal doctrine.
He then proceeded to the Main subject, viz..
the absolute necessity of good works.'
These, he maintained, were as much fore
ordaiued,as faith, and are inseparable from
it, as being its legitimate fruits. Good
works are a test of 'Christian character.
Practical religion extends to every relatiun.
in life. He would have a religion that,
would make good husbands and wives, and
parents and children; that would banish
light weights from the counter; and keep
stied from the sugar and water froni the
milk-can—a religion that would enter into
all the' details of every-day life. .
The Doctor had but a brief before him.
The sermon, in many respects, 'was wrist
interesting; but there was a little too much
of a seeming effort to make an, impresSion
distinctly favorable' -to the. preacher's t own
-personal tame. There was not only an ele-'
„ant style, which might be perfectly Om
parable with an earnest desire to do rood ;
there was also an elaborateand artistic finish,
which savored of a desire to display. There
is a theatrical manner. -He is continually
•ending his sentences in a low, measured, sol
emn; and almost sepulchral tone. He is
quite given to sudden prises, strange con
tractions .of the eye-brows, startling gestic
ulation, and singularattitudes.
Just by the way ; what would our: total
abstinence people in America think of see-.
ing a bottle of wine on the pulpit, along
side of the Bible ?. ,They might have seen
this had they been present, as a few of
them were, when Dr. G. preached at Gen
eva. But the fact is. that the light wine
of the 'Continent is almost as common , a bev
erage as is water itself.
1 was much pleased with a sermon by
Dr. WiLsori, of Islington. England. He is
a son of the distinguished Bishop WILSON,
of, India. He seems to be a man of most
excellent Christian spirit, as well as of
sound 'doctrinal views.
Dr. KRUM:MAORI:R., the celebrated Prus
sian Court-preacher, is somewhat above the
medium height—Stout, well formed, a little
inclined to corpulency, has an immense
head, with a broad, good-natured, German
face. His appearance indicates the stu
dent, the orator, and the amiable . philan
thropist. He is quite animated in his de
livery, and impresses you with the feeling
that he is in earnest..
Dr. MERLE IYAIIBIGNE was present,
and took a lively interest in the proceedings
of the Conrerence. His manner indicates
advancing age, though he displays great
mental and bodily activity. He is tall, has
heavy eyebrows, and quite an
I heard Mr. ARTHUR, author of the cel
ebrated "Tongue of Fire." He is a much
younger man than I expected to see.
There is nothing imposing in his appear
ance, but he has spoken but a few sentences
before your attention is rivetted, and you
readily conclude he might be the producer
of that spirited and most interesting work.
Dr. THO LUCK is but an ordinary speaker.
He has none of the embellishments of oratory
and deals very sparingly in gesticulation.
With all his great learning, he is modest
and unpretending, and is evidently a sin- .
cere disciple of the Saviour.
Our friend, like' other travellers, was
much pleased with Geneva—the city, the
lake, villas, and mountain scenery.
Of CALVIN'S grave he says.:
I did not expect to' sae any thing re
markable, nor even, respectable, in the
monumental line; but I was not quite pre
pared for the actual condition of the spot
where lie the mortal remains of the great
Genevan reformer. On the outer edge of a
perfectly level,grass covered plot, t was shown
a piece of unpolished gray marble, about
nine inches square, upon the top of which
were the letters, J. C., somewhat roughly
carved. Some time afterward, I was
speaking somewhat reprovingly to a Gene
van lady, of the inattention. of the Gene
vese - to the man to whom, more than any
one else, they are indebted for their world
wide renown, while they had, in the most
public place in their city, erected a
splendid monument and statue to the in
fidel and licentious ROUSSEAU. I was
glad, for the honor of the people, to hear
her say, that it was the earnest request of
CALVIN himself, that no monument should
be raised to his memory.
Several.persons were seen in Geneva dis
figured by the famous Goitre, (a large pro
tuberance on the neck.) This disease be
longs not to the city, but to a particular
district or canton. It is but seldom at
tended with pain. 41 _connexion with it
we have an amusing illustration of the
tower of fashion. "MURRY, in his Hand-
Book on Switzerland, states that in one of
'the Valleys, the aoitre is so common, espe
'-cially among the women, that any one who
'.adnot display this morbid excrescence, so
erepaisive .to •travellers, is made a "butt of
aidieuk, in,d 'is langhed at as being.' goose
A wortlin favor* ourselves we may be,
permitted;to notice. :"I was pleased," says
the writer, "-in conversation with a - Sootch
clergyman, "to see that the -Banner is, to
some extent at least, .known ,and appre
ciated elsewhere.than in thellnited States.
The Scotclunan .spoke .of •st as being
capital' paper. `I - was,glad also to hear,
Dr. (:an excellent judge, by the
wity,) say that he regarded the Foreign
Correspondence of the Banner-as superior
to that of any other piper in America."
The — Conference dosed on September
12th. The fare Well meetinc , was crowded,
y ard most taternah England the 'United
- J 4.
THE EVANGELICAL AliLlAittE.
• k, 4!.
Sthtc', iGeriany, ',Denmark, 'Russia,'; and
Italy had lel re&,entatives on the stand.
to enthusiasm, prevailed. Aft seemed to
forget their denominational specialties, and
to look upon all true Christians as brethren
belonging to ths came household' of faitle!
The Conference has 'be,eit, 'awl will he; pre'-
ductive of great gcod: - Aelightfill' to
know that , evangelical'Christians can recog
nize each other,,and both' agree and kindly
Our friend's journey across the Alps, in
a " diligence," to Turin, whence - he last
writes, was, 'exciting. To travel , through
snow, on the 14th of iSeptember, on the mar
gin of sunny Italy, indicates a great•eleva-'
tion. Turin is.a quiet, orderly, well-built;
and tidy city—more level and neat than
even Philadelphia. The air is bracing.
The temperature, on apdiunt of its ele,va
n and its vicinity to the perpetually
snow-capped Alps, is about the same us
that of. Western Pennsylvania. The Au
tumn, however, is long and delightful.
There are quite
; number of English
residents in Turin, • , ho have an Episcopal
Church and Rector.
" Pastor MEILLE, ,of the Waidensian
Church, is a lovely Christian, and a first
rate , preacher. it does one good to'hear
him, even 'though but little of what be
says is understood.' He preaches in
And it does us good here to know thata
pure Gospel is preached, and made poWer
ful to conversion •and edification, in places
where sin has long abounded. It is one of
the evidences, that the knoWledge of Jesus'
name, and of his salvation, shall yet,fill,
the whole earth.
ROME AND FOREIGN RECORD, FOR NOVEIDEF,R,
The prospects of this Board still brighten
sufficiently to keep up hope, and encourage
effort. - It is- manifest that labor' will hot
be lost; neither will contributiobs `,`be
wasted. Missionaries are economizing in
their demands, and : the Board strives to, be
judicious in its appropriations. But we
must be careful not to curtail too much..
The husbandman who, to save his grain,
will sow seed too sparingly`, must 'reap' a
short crop Wisdom is what we plead for
Employ real , laborers, and give them an ad
We commend to ministers, - elders and
people, the Record's article on Systematic
Benevolence. ' Good will, leading to . liberal
benefactions, should be the habit of the
REOBIyTB, in Setember, $5,248.
In this department we are presented• with
some excellent thoughts, on the test Of a
good pastor. The sheep will hear his voice.
When a pastor is more acceptable to " out
si,iers" than to the members of his flock,
it a bad symptom. The world will love
i s own. When, the upright, orderly, spirit
a.tll3-in telligent, active and devout of the
people; that is, when true Christians are
atrachad to a minister, it is an indication
th it the same mind is in him whick was in.
Christ Jesus. The instructors of candidates
f r the ministry should strive earnestly to
,culeate such a spirit.
Reeairrs in September: at : Philadelphia, $789
at Pittsburgh, $337.
CHlNA.—Dates are received to July 18th.
The Dispensary of Ihe London Missionary
Society, at tJant. , n, had been placed under
the charge of the Rev. A. P. RAPPER, M.
D., for the present, adding considerably to
his labors, and also to his influence for
good. Mr. MILLs speliks of the services at
Shanghai in encouraging terms : " We are
glad to say, that : the exercises here at the
South Gate, on the Sabbath, are quite en
couraging. The morning congregation usu
ally tills the little chapel; in the afternoon
we have an interesting Bible-class." Mr.
and Mrs. NEvrus hap reached Taugchow,
and the health ,of Mrs. NEvlus had already
received benefit from the change of climate.
Mr. GALEY was also much better. The
missionaries speak in warm terms of the
prospect of missonary labor in the province
of Shangtang, of which Tangchow is one of
The Rev. E. BANSLEE - and his family,
formerly of the NingpQrhisSion, arrived in
this country' on the llth .of ,thia month,
after a tedious bat safe voyage.
IriniA.—Datesltre received to August
16th. The terri e famine in the upper
provinces was becoming less severe, but ap
prehensions of cholera were left; at Lahor
numerous cases had already occurred, and
some eases at Saharunpur, llehra, and
Futtehgurh. The health of our brethren
and their families, generally, was as good
as usual. Mr. SCOTT had the pleasure of
baptizitsa young native doctor at Futteh
gurh, and of receiving, also, to the commu
nion of the church, another young man
who had been baptized in infancy. Mr.
ItUDOLPU speaks of several inquirers at
Lodiana, of some of whom he has good
hopes. A number of orphan children had
been thrown upon the hands of the
missionaries by the famine; indeed they
could not well be.refused. 11.. SCOTT re
ports fifteen boys and twelve girls thus
received at Futtehgurh; at Lodiana the
number of orphan girls had increased to
forty; and at Saharunpur there was .a con
AFRICA.-Mr. MACKEY and his compan
ions have Safely arrived at Monrovia, on
their way . to Corisco. Mr. CLEMENS gives
an interesting account of a communion
service and a missionary meeting at one of
the Corisco stations. Mrs. CLARK, a sister of
M rB. CLEMENS, formerly Miss JACKSON, of
this mission, has lately arrived in this coun
try on a visit for her health.
INDIAN TRIBES.—We learn with much
regret the death of Mrs YOUNG, wife of
Mr. ROBERT YOUNG, teacher at Spencer,
on the sth of September. She was sup
ported to the last by Divine grace. Mr.
YOUNG will receive the sympathy of his
Christian friends. lie had succeeded with
his child in returning to his home in the
North ; and Mr. W. S. ROBERTSON, teacher
among the Creeks, and his family, have
also reached their friends in the North.
In these and other cases, the journey has
,involved a considerable i ri crease
of expense as compared:with travelling :in
,ordinary , •
THE STATE OF THE MISSIONS is thug
presented by the Board
With one great exception, e e missions
are•in a condition. not less encouraging and
full of interest than .they were' when the
Annual Report of the Board was prepared,
nearly five months, ago. The exception is
that of the Indian missions in the territory
lying between the. States of Arkansas and
Texas. These emissions have been in a
great measure broken up by the lamentable
state of things in. the. Southern part`of our
country. We Must humbly recognize the
will of God, in permitting this destruction
of precious; interests by wicked men ; but
we may feel grateful that manylesions':of .
qosPel truth, have been learned by hp.hdrede,
,of shpt maityyoulg-Itay,e.
been led 'to tie Saviour—almost the only
signs of hope.,in the prsent- condition of
these trilies. In the other` Indian missions;
in Liberia and Corisco ; in India, Siam,
China, and Japan; in New Granada and
Brazil; among the Chinese in California,
aml : the Jews in our chief Atlantic city;
and among -the Roman Catholic populations
of gveral countries in Europe—the work
supported or aided by the Board still .en
joys the favor of God—doors of usefulness
are atill den by his providence, and tokens
of the preseneh Of his Holy Spirit are still
afforded, ttreneoniacon our missionary-breth
ren in their labors. t We wish, dear:brethren,
to yonverto your minds-strongly our, own
impression, that, this cause, viewed in its
generai aspects, .is, going forward. It is
not:stationary, much less is it going back
war,d, so tar as we can judge. It is calling
for continued and increased vigor in its
support: . .It never before promised more
blessed'results to them that are ready to
perish, nor greater glory to God. And
thieis only what our faith ought to expect,
in :the view of the prophecies and promises
of - Sacred Scripture-
There is a failing off in the receipts from
the churches, .hut not to the extent antici
pated.; The. deficiency on the lst of Oc
tober,.as compared with those of last year
to that , dateyis only $472: This indicates
a lime:to the cause: Let it abouiad.
RE9BiI , TB in September : $7,885
The work - of colporta.ge among.the sailors
and, soldiers die being. prosecuted. Liberal
donations , should be made for this special
dbject, and the Ward be encouraged to
press it,,with ardor. It is one of the `indst
needy 'field's, the laraeit, inost easy of ac
.cess, and most promising of. good.
:RECEIPTS in September : Donations, $421; Sales,
The receipts are small, making the pain
ful impression that this cause has , not the
love of Christ's people. If it has, why not
afford the help . so often and so loudly called
RECEIP7 September : $832.
BETIREDIENT OF, LIEUTENANT GENERAL
• WINFIELD SCOTT. ,
Lust Thursday, the veteran LIEUTEN
ANT GENERAL WINFIELD Scovr formally
retired froni ' the Comegand of the Armies
of the 'United States , ;owing to advanced
_increasing bodily infirmities.
Long and faithfully has he served his coun
try. From , the breaking out of the war of
1.:812,:. he has taken '`a leading part in'
all the military enterprises that have re
flected credit on our army. His personal
bravery and military skill have been un
doubted. , '
Nor can the country ever forget his
promptnesS, - decision, and patriotism, at
the beginning of our present contest. If
he had proved false—if he had even wa
vered—the consequences would have been
most deplorable. Had it not been
, for his
timely intervention, the President. could
not- have been inducted' into office in the
Federal Capital. Yea, we verily believe
that had it not been for him, the Capital
itself would have been in the hands of the
rebels.early in March. And if his .advice
had, been taken with respect to reinforcing.
Sumpter, or if his plans in that matter had
not been disarranged, the rebellion might
long'ago have been subdued.
And now with 'that lofty spirit of patri
otism that has always distinguished him, he
clmmits 'to a more youthful leader a work
that' he is unable to complete, owing to that
inevitable decay, of strength and vigor to
which the bravest and greatest must sub- ,
mit sooner or later. The best wishea.of
millions will go with him to his retirement,
and for him many prayers will go up. Nor
will posterity forget his achievements, or
fail to honor his memory.
His official parting with the Administra
tion was simple, yet sublime to a degree
rarely witnessed in history. "At four o'-
clock on Friday afternoon, November Ist,
the Cabinet waited upon the President, and
attended him, to the residence of Gen.
SCOTT. On being seated, the President
read to the General an order granting the
venerable General's request, without any
reduction in his current pay subsistence,
or allowances,-and adding the deep sense
of gratitude Which the Cabinet and the
whole nation felt for his long and invalua
ble services, and for his unwavering devo
tion to the Constitution, the. Union, and
the flag. ,
"Gen SCOTT then arose and made some
brief and feeling remarks, thanking the
Government for its generous kindness, and
expressing his utmost confidence in the
loyalty and fidelity of the .Administration.
The President then took leave of General
Scow, giving him his hand, and saying
that he hoped soon to write him a private
letter, expressive of his gratitude and af
fection, and adding that provision should
be made for the General's Staff, according
to= the General's Wishes. Each member of
the Administration then gave his hand to
the veteran, and retired in profound silence:"
The' abdication of Charles V. was a bril
liant pageant, but this was tender, simple,
and sublimely grand.
The private character of Gen. SCOTT is
without reproach. He is a God-fearing
man, a regular attendant upon the means
of grace, a member of the Episcopal
Church and a.most reverential and devout
worshipper in the sanctuary. May he yet.
five to see rebellion entirely suppressed,
onr Government again firmly established,
every •part of the land again loyal, and
peace and happiness again smiling over
our whole country.
MAJOR GENERAL GRUBB B. Ne hBLIAIf.
It will be seen by reference to another col
umn, that Major General MoCtELLAN has
formally accepted the chief command of the
armies of the United ,States. He does, this
in agraceful manner, and pays a filial trib
ute Jo the distinguished, cominamier to
whom he is the successor.
The new COmmander-in-Chief has been
called to - high position in eventful
tunes; great responsibilities are entrusted
to him, and the eyes of the entire nation
are directed-to him, • For the great work
assigned himvhe has, , as is acknowledged
by common consent, superior qualifications.
$e graduated at West Point with distinc
tion; saw hard service in Mexico, where he
won the respect and admiration of all; was
selected by JErrEssorr DAVIS, while. Sec
atetary of War, as chairman, of a committee
to visit the armies Of Europe during the
Crimean war; and upon his return, he
made a report..ciinsidered by militarymen
.trne of' tbe Alest
written on the subject -of which it'treats.
A fee , years ago he resigned his place in
the army and accepted a position in the
Central Illinois Railroad Company. After
ward he became President of the Ohio and
Mississippi Railroad Company. This was
his position at the nutbreaking of the pres
He at once entered with heart and soul
into the conflict, in defence of that Govern
ment under which he had been born, to
which he owed his education, for which he,
had fought, and from which he had receiv
ed distinguished honors: His career in
Western Virginia during the early part of
the Summer was one unbroken series of
successes. His plans were carefully formed,
and most energetically and promptly carried
out. After the disaster at Bull Run, the
Government, in obedience to the common
desire of the country, called him to the
command of the army on, the Potomac. Im
mediately after his arrival, evidences, of his
skill, vigor and energy were apparent,' and
the. army was speedily placed under that
training that has brought it to its present
high state of equipment and discipline.
The task imposed on General McCLEL
LAN is no easy one. The largest army of
modern times, in actual service, is under
his command. The greatest interests of the,
country are at stake. The people are soli
citous, excited, and anxious for some bold
move, and some signal victory. And along
- with his military education and experience,
be comes directly from among the people,
knowing their feelings and expectations.
Re is entitled to their sympathies and for
bearance, to all the aid they can furnish,
, with due allowance for possible temporary
repulses or inaction.
But above• all is he entitled to their
"prayers.• At the very outset he gave un
doubted evidence that he feared God, de
sired his blessing and set a high estimate
on prayer. He is a man of prayer, and let
all Christians pray for him, for all his offi
cers; for all his - men, for the success of our
cause ;which is a righteous one, and upon
which we can with confidence ask the bless
inc, of God.
Works of the Puritans,—Tbe third volume
of NICGOL'S republication of these invalu
able works has been received,and is ready
for delivery by Dr. RODGERS, at the United
Presbyterian Book Rooms. The present
volume contains some of the best of the
writings of. GOODWIN. I. An :Exposition
of the Book of Revelations ; IL A Child
of Light Walking in Darkness; 111. Re
turn of Prayers; IV. Trial of a Christian's
Growth; V. The' Vanity of Thoughts.
These works, now in course of publication,
should be in every theological library.
They were produced in, troublous time, but
the authors were giants, thoroughly ac
quainted with the letter of the Scriptures,
and deeply imbued with their spirit. The
faults of style are airiply compensated for
in the freshness, ability, and piety every
where manifest. Let our .ministers exam
ine these.,. works before expending their
money for books not of permanent value.
Rev. JOEL "STONEROA.D'S Poet Office is no
longer Connellsville, but Dunbar, P A . .
Mr. S. has not changed either residence
or charge, but the mail movements re
quire a change in his Post Office direc
MT. WILIJAIVI W. MIKINNEY was ordained
by the Presbytery of Allegheny, on the
29th of October, and installed in the
Centre church, Mercer County. Sermon
by Rev. Samuel Williams ; charge to the
pastor by Rev. David M'Linney, D.D.;
charge to the people by Rev. Loyal
Rev. E. D. BRYAN was installed in the
church of Washington, N. J., on the
BOSTON AND NE W. EiVGLA ND.
TICE PRISONERS from Fort Lafayette,
New-York, including those captured, at
_Hatteras, have arrived at Fort Warren, near
Boston. They number about eight hundred,
of whom about sixty are invalids, mostly
from attacks of typhoid fever. The citi
zens are making liberal provision in the
way of delicacies for the sick. Fort War
ren is a much more retired situation than
Lafayette, and the officers will be much
less likely to be annoyed with the importu
nities of visitors. And the day may not
be distant when other.prisoners will be in
troduced to Fort Lafayette.
IT IS GENERALLY SUPPOSED that Boston
and New-England are altogether dependent
on the South for the hard pine used in
ship-building. But this is a mistake.. It
is scarcely twenty years since the first lot
of this kind of pine arrived in Boston from
Mobile. Previous to this time, New-
England ship-builders got along very well
without this pine; and can do so again.
The October number of BROWNSON'S
REVIEW represents that in the seventeen
years , of his Catholic career the reviewer
has lost mom than seventeen thousand
dollars through the 'failure of agents and
the neglect or refusal of subscribers to pay
their subscriptions: The continuance of
the Review, it is intimated, will depend on
thetatnount of cash subscriptions now, re
ceived. The editor has almost lost the, use
of his eyes. He says of himself, " Catholic
ve . are, and Catholic we will be, whatever'
may be the wrath of man or the rage of
MRS- R. H. BROWN, authoress of the
hymns commencing, " I love to steal awhile
away," "How sweet the melting lay,"
Go, messenger, of love, : and bear," and.
tt Jesus, this mid-day hour of prayer," died
at `the residence of her son-in-law, Elijah
Smith, in Henry, 111., October 10th, aged
78 years, 5 months, and 10 days. Her end
was peace. Her husband preceded ber by
seven years, and sleeps in death, as ona of
Christ's saints, at, Monson, Mass. The
mother of four children, she had the happi
ness of 'seeing thetn all usefully settled in
life.- Of, these the only son is a missio
ary to. Japan.; two of the daughters ,mar
ried ministers; and the third a Presbyterian
elder. The late Rev. D. M. Lord-was her
son-in-law by his first marriage.
Forty-five, years ago Mrs. B. wrote the
popular tract, "Poor Sarah,,or . the, /maws,
Woman,!? and the favorite hymn,- ". I. love
to steal awhile away." She is, the, antler
of a,eateehism for eheldrenonuoh
Ica l 'ir'YEirkland 4 4, alsd ;of ;Vivot
'suited to to Aida,' y School libraries,
named ~f‘ Tip Villake School," and "The
Tree and its Ffirits."'''
017 R .11zAnErts of all classes will be
deeply interested : in the folloling statemel
of exports from this great einporium.-'- Flom
this it is apparent that greatly as Europe
may-need cotton, she _needs bread far more;
and however great the injury she may
suffer from withholding cottoniit would be
a 'vastly greater calamity to withhold wheat
The month of October has been marked
by, immense exportations o fdomestic pro
ducts. Indeed, the value of the goods thus,
sent, away has twice during the month, ex
ceeded $3,600,000 for a week, a.,
which has seldom been equalled, even when
trade was most prosperous. This is a : re
markable state of things when we consider
the g,Teat , value of the cotton exported, in,
other Years, and remember that, at present,
the exportation of this article .has almoSt
During the past, week 'the number of
bales of cotton sent to foreign countries,
was only 200, while the average number
exported per week in 1860 was 4,040. The
number of bales received in this city since
the first of January is 263,691, while
during the same time last year 382,935
bales were received. Here is a falling off
of over 100,000 bales. The deficiency has
been more than supplied, however, by the
grain for which England and France ,have
such need, owing to the failure of their
`;Since the first, of january 1861 , 2,276,-
290 barrels of flour hive left this port for
foreign countries, while during the, same
time last year but 1,462,651 bsrMa were
exported. The immense numbr of 20,-
270,601 buihels of wheat have been bought
from us this year, against 9,098,832 in the
same time in 18611. Foreign nations have
also purchased, the following articles in the,
time mentioned : of corn, 9,812,548 bush
p,000,000 in 1860 ;`of rye about
600,000 bushels, against 6,000; of butter,
15,255,300 pounds, against, -7,708,500 ; .of
tobacco, 94,000 packages, against 75,000.
During the week our exports of wheat
have been 844,455 bushels, and of corn
286,712, the greater part of which has
gone to Greatßritain, France; and Spain.
GREAT SURPRISE has been awakened by
the non-agreement of the jurors in' the case
of the pirates taken:on board the Savannah.
The evidence, the law, and the charge of
the judge: ere directly against them. It
is alleged that a pretty , good sprinkling of
secessionists were found on the jury. The
time for a second trial has not been an-
nounced, although it is generally admitted,
that such a trial can and will be had.
Many of the CHAAITAIILE. INSTITUTIONS
of this city are doing a great work at the
expense of 'much time and money on the
part of their. patrons. The Directors of the
Juvenile Asylum have under their care at
the, House of Reception in Thirteenth
Street, and at. the Asylum near the High
Bridge, from 500 to 600 children. These
children are gathered from the streets for
vagrancy, begging, petty thefts, &c., brought,
under careful training and instruction, and
as rapidly as their characters will warrant,
are. sent out, to Western homes. Forty
three boys and girls, who had received from
one to three years' care, were sent out on
Monday to Western homes under charlYe of
Mr. Allan, the Indenturing Agent.
The ladies of New York are about .to in
augurate, ere long, a MAMMOTH. Fes.„?'
in order to raise funds for the aid of the
poor -and destitute, during the coming Win
ter. Mrs. Dr. Valentine Mott and others
are badly, engaged in : preparing the way
for this humane enterprise: It will be con
structed on 'a grand scale. That iron pal
ace of trade,,which A. T. Stewart, Esq., is
rearing on Breadway, (corner of Tenth
Street„) will probably be made, ready for
the occasion. He is urging the work for
ward with, this view. There, is -no reason
to doubt the success of this undertaking.
It is the thing needed. The ladies see this,
and will give;to it their time, energies; and,
money, without stint.
A week or two ago, the LOCAL PREACH
rats of the Methodist Episcopal Church
held their Convention in this city for the
purpose of mutual improvement, and for the
discussion of matters and things in general
pertaining to the interests of their own
Church. Toward the close , of their sessions
resolutions condemnatory of rebellion, and
expressive of loyalty to the, Government,
were introduced. This brought out a warm
and excited discussion, and at last the reso- , '
lutions were laid on the table. This cer
tainly did not speak, well for the majority
of the Local Preachers. For with the ex
ception of the Episcopal Conventions,
which have Carefully ignored the whole sub
ject, no other ecclesiastical body or associa
tion of religious men, in the Northern
States, has refused to adopt such resolu
tions, when presented. -e-,d o not think
stringuthat the Methodist papers speak as
if they were ashamed of such " Local
A NUMBER OF PUBLIC HALLS and un
occupied buildings, suitable for the purpose,
throughout the city, are about being leased
by the Government with a view to the ac
commodation of sick and wounded soldiers
who may be sent thither for medical treat
ment. - Negotiations are now pending be
tween agents of the Government and the
propiietors of the Girard House, Sansom
Street Hall, and other buildings. A lease
of the former, held by Mr. G. C. Presbury,
will expire in about two months, when the
property will revert back to the possession
of its owner, Mr. James :AdWaris.
Considerable repairs will be necessary
fore it can be used for the purpose in
The hospital building in course of erec
tion,. by the Cooper-Shop Refreshment
Committee; will be completed in the course
of a week.
THE PurracoßtAPgra. TAlToit A sseelo. to
have comprised among them a large num
.patriotic men. No less than two
thousand of them have joined the'Pederal
array, and the remainder of the craft, in
the , bity,,haveheld a public meeting to in
sist upon an increase of prices. The con
stant employment of journeyme n in other
places precludes the importation of new
hands, and the Philadelphians hope, ac
cordingly, to be able to bring their em
ployers to terms.
Fiou Til x'PßEsnrcEuraw we have the
The Rev. P. R. tfarbangh. was installed
pastor of the Sixth Presbyterian (lurch,
Philadelphia;` ilie`Webille-Of the' 29th
of Oeteber, by the Presbytery of Philadel_
'phia. The Re'V. Mr: Crowell presided,
propoied the Constitiitienal questions, an d
,delivered the charge to the people; the Rev.
Mr. Breed preached the sermon, and t h e
B:ev. Dr. George Junkin delivered th e
charge to the pastor. A large congre ga
tion was .present; listening with deep often.,
tion to the words of counsel and adm o ,,i.
tion uttered; and"'the e new pastor enter s
upon his labors with hopeful prospects, an d
with the prayer's and hearty good W i s h es
of his brethren Of the Presbytery. H e
stands in the place once filled by Then
whose praise is in all the churches, and
willprove himself a workman that =i
eth not to be ashamed," .if he continues the
good work begun, in -past years by form er
For the Presbyterian Banner
Bevire of Itit Impostor.
MESSRS. EDITORS :-412 these days o f
patriotism, it becomes us to be careful legit
we bestow our charities on unworthy p er .
sons. On Saturday morning, the 12th o f
October, e young man called at my house,
and said that his ,name, was Lieut. Charle s
Campbell, and that - he
, belonged to a con ,
party from Cleveland, in.col. Tyler's Regi.
meat at Gauley Midi . 4. Va. Healted
that he had been taken - prisoner by Ill o yd,
and afterward had -Made 'his escape, and
that now he had 'robtained a furlough,
(which he showed me, 'purporting to b e
signed by a higher officer) and was on his
w ay ,t o visit his friends in Cleveland, Ohi o ,
But his money had failed, and he could go
no farther without aid. lie-said he felt at
liberty to_ coma to, me, as; himself was a
member of the, Presbyterian church, (Dr.
Aikin's, Cleveland, ) and also was well
acquainted with 'Rev.`F. T. Brown, Chap
lain of Col. Tyler's 'Regiment. He only
wished' money enough. .t 9 pay his fare to
Cleveland, and then,he would return it im
mediately. I gave - him four • dollars, but
have'not had a Ward from him. I have
since ascertained, that he went on that same
day, to, Bro: Laverty in Wellsville, 0., and
told nearly the mane story, and obtained
from him fivi dollars, on the same condi.
Lion; but has not since reported himself.
Presbyterian Ministers had better beware
lest this' young'patriot impose on them I
have reason to suspect that he does not be
long to the army at all. This young man
is nbont twenty-one Years of age—prepos
,sessink in appearance-,=low in stature---can
talk intelligently, and wears a Lieutenant's
coat. -- He showed Bro. 'Laverty a letter
purporting to be'froni - Rev:. F. T. Brown,
and said that his father lived in Toledo, 0.,
while he told me that his father's name was
D. 'H. Campbell, and, that he resided on
Enclid'Street, Cleveland. To be forewarn
ed, is to be forearmed.
5 D. A. CUNNINGHAM.
Rochis&r, Pa., .11r0i.,.2d, 1861.
For the Presbyterian Banner.
To the Ladies of the Presbyterian Church.
Mission Rooms, Phila., Nov., 1861.
' The Chistian ladies of our Church, have
made many a heart glad, their kind con
tributions of clothing for our missionaries.
The amount of relief is beyond computa
tion. Allow me, through your valuable
paper, to say, that, at no period in our his
tory, will such contributions be more im
portant and acceptable, than at the present.
`The embarrasiMents'of the:Board have corn
yelled a rednetion in amount granted for the
missionaries' support; 'and the, urgency of
the times diminish — the ; payments from
the churches. To comfort them now, by
the kind labors of our ladies, will be a ser
.vice which: none but those of ris who
read their' modest tale of want and priva
tion can estimate. Maythe 13$ard hope,
that in, addition 'to the service .performed
for our soldiers, by our rtriptie female
friends, our missionaries niay now be cared
for ? These' gifts of eluting are in addi
tion to their salaries or beyond the
appropriated salaries a free benefaction.
It is suggested, that when a box is being
prepared, notice be sent to this office, 910
'Arch Street, Rhiladelphia, and we will give
the name' of some 'deserving man to whom
it may be sent direct. This will save ex
pense. If also, in the preparation, of the
box, a list of,
.contents be furnished, it will
enable the clerk,more intelligently, to ap
propriate. As these dear men have scanty
funds, the pre-payment .of the freight,
while a light tax on the donors; will, often
be of great relief to the missionary.
ease is reported of a brother who could not
receive his'box, beeatise his funds mere ex
hanste.d;kia he must wait till his quar
terly remittance reached .I am per
suaded, a ,mere card like this; bold in its
statements, will call forth - the renewed ef
forts, of those, who in the persons of the
Diaries', were t ' last at the Oleos and earliest
at the tottils" of Him 'for whose servants
- we Speak:
'tilOmAs L. lANEWAY, Cor. Sec.
[The suggestion about communication
wilhothe office at Philadelphia, when a box
of clothing is,being:prepared, is important.
In addition to the - ,reasoni given by the
Secretary, we would add, that equity in the
distribution requires it. We heard recently
of three boxes being in the course of prepa
ration for one fainily. This might be a
superahundance, causing others to suffer
for want.--EDs.] ,
Bar the Preibyterian Banner.
Supplies - Appointed 'by Allegheny Presbytery.
North Butler—Fourth Sabbath in No
vember, J. P. Boyd. Third Sabbath in
December, W. G. Taylor. Jirst Sabbath
in January, John Coulter. ~7 X ortrth Sabbath
in January, W. -W. Wißinney. Third
Sabbath in February, E. Ogden. S e c on d
Sabbath in March, J. S. Boyd. First
Sabbath in April, J. R. Coulter..
Leesburg ---Second Sabbath in November,
James Coulter. First. Sabbath in Deetu
ber, W. ,G. Taylor. Fourth Sabbath in
Deceinber„ J. Munson. .Sepond Sabbath
in Febrnary, S. Williams. First Sabbath
in March, Dr, Young. Fourth Sabbath in
Alarati;.W. G. Taylor. •
Sunbury—Third Sabbath in November,
W. G. Taylor. Fourth Sabbath in Decem
ber, , James . Coulter. First Sabbath in
February, I).. ; Hall. Second Sabbath in
March, W. W. britinney, With leave to
obtain additional. supplieS,
Porteraville—Second Sabbath in Deere.' ,
ner, Mr. Taylor. Fifth Sabbath in Deed
"bbr, S. Williams. Third Sabbath in
Jannary, E. Ogden. Second Sabbath in
February, Mr. Taylor. , First Sabbath M
14 -4e 1 1,„ . it E. Walker. Fourth Sabbath in
March 4 'James Coniter. With leave to oh
tairt additional. supplies. ,
Mt. Lebo ---Leave to obtain supplies until
,of Pre s bytery.
J. R. COULTER;,: Stated Clerk.
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Presbytery of , Donegal.
The Presbytery of Donegal, at its late
.meeting in Little Britain commencing oe
fiber 1, passed, amorifeotiers, the following
Resolved, That*: approve of the recow
mendatioti of the General Assembly, in re
spect to " Disiibled' Ministers," S:c.,
urge that each Chorch in our bounds e.tre
fully heed it.
Resolved, : That. we approve of the attic'
taken, afeer - nitteh which it i s
provided that there shidthe but one Cortes -
Pending; Secretary of 'the Board of Dometie MiAmions.
Reso7;4 That we - approve of the a ction
of theh aeliereYAsVelibti respect to the