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VOL. III-NO. 34. 


Pass Under the Hod. 

I sftw the yoiins bride in hi r beauty and pride, 

Bedecked in lier snowy array; 
And the bright flush of joy mantled high on her 
ehcek, . 
^ And the future looked blooming and gay; 
And with woman's devotion she laid her fond 

\t the shrine of idolatrous love, 
And she anchored her hope to this perishing 

Bv the chain which her tenderness wove. 
'But'l saw when those heart-strings were bleed- 
inir and torn, 
. And the chain had been severed in two, 
She had changed her white robes for the sables 
of grief, , . , 

And her bloom for the paleness of woe ! 
But the Healer was there, pouring balm on her 

And wiping the tears from her eyes; 
He strengthened the chain he had broken in 
twain, . 

And fastened it firm to the skies; 
There had whispered a voice— 'twas the voice ot 

her God — , j n 

"I love thee, I love thee— pass under the rod. 

I saw the j-oung mother in tenderness bend 

() er the couch of her slumbering boy : 
And she kissed the y ft lips as they murmured 
her name, . . 

"While the dreamer lay smiling " J"y. 
-O' street as the rosebud encircled with dew, 

When its fragrance is flung on the air, 
So fresh and so bright to that mother he seemed, 

As he lav in his innocence there. 
But I saw' when she gazed on the same lovely 
form , , , 

Tale as marble, and silent and cold; 
But paler and colder her beautiful boy. 

And the tale of her sorrow was told ! 
But the Healer was there who had stricken her 

And taken her treasure away; 
To allure her to heaven, He has placed it on high. 

And the mourner will sweetly obey. 
There had whispered a voice— twas the voice ol 

her God — j .u j f 

"I love thee, I love thee— pass under the rod ! 

I saw a father and mother who leaned 

On the arms of a dear gifted son. 
And the star in the future grew brighter to their 

As they saw the proud place he had won ; 
And the fast coming evening of life promised 

And its pathway grew smooth to their feet; 
And the starlightof love glimmered bright at the 

And the whispers of fancy were sweet. 
And I .saw thera again bending low o'er the 

WhTre^heir hearts' dearest hope had been laid. 
And the star had gone down in the darkness of 

And he led them with tenderest care; 
And he showed them a star in the bright upper 
world — 

'Twas their .star shining brilliantly there. 
They had each heard a voice— 'twas the voice of 
their God — 
" I love thee, I love thee— pass under the rod ! 

For the Western Presbyterian. 
Warning to American Protestants! 

facts and suggestions made above, and 
seleiniily to realize the dreadful alterna- 
tive which may be very soon forced upon 
the true followers of Christ by this Sa- 
tanic power— DENY Chrlst or die. 


For the Western Presbyterian. 
Jefferson County Sunday-School Con- 

The American people in general, and 
American christians in particular, do not 
seem to realize the rapid growth of Ro- 
man Catholicism in this countrj-, and the 
jeopardy in which its accession to politi- 
cal power will place not only Protestant- 
iiT i,-'l)ut also our Republican institutions. 

1. That Romanism will soon be able to 
control the popular vote of this country, 
is evident to anj- partial observer. In 
1830 there was in the Unite l States only 
one Catholic to every twenty nine inhab- 
itants; in 1840 one to evciy seventeen; 
in 1850 one to every eleven; and in 18(50 
one to every seven. 

This rate of increase will rapidly secure 
its triumph. But to this is added the 
fact that politics are corrupt, and so large 
a power will enlist the patronage of jioli- 
ticians and bring to Catholicism a large 
vote outside of itself 

2. It is a notorious fact in histor}' tluit 
Catholicism has alwaj-s propagated and 
maintained itself by xiiperstition and jwlit- 
iadpoicfr. The language of one of their 
priests recently, in New York, is signifi- 
cant: "Before the present generation has 
p.'isscd away, the Catholics will be numer- 
ically greater than the Protestants, and 
that, in consequence, the governing of this 
country trill be in their hanfh% and they nnist 
be prepared to assume this important respon 
Sibil it y!" 

3. It is further notor-ous, from all its 
past historj', that Catholicism subverts 
every government over which it obtains 
control to its own selfish and intolerant 
ends. It istheencmy of free government 
and human ]irogress, and ignorance, su- 
perstition, and tyrannj characterize every 
people where Catholicism prevails. Go 
to Ireland, Spain, and Mexico, for living 
exainjiles of Catholic influence. Ameri- 
cans beware, lest a thousand-fold worse 
serpent than Slavery or Rebellion encircle 
your beloved country, and crush out all 
civil and religious libertj-. 

4. It is also a notorious dogma of Ca- 
tholicism, that it is the solemn duty of 
Catholics to exterminate by /ire and su-onl 
all heretics ; that is, all who oppose their 
doctrine. The Pope in 1864 declares that 
the toleration of heretics was onlj- a 
neccssarj^ expedient where it must bo 
done. Look at its fearful and bloody 
history, and see its record. From 1540 to 
1570, only thirty years, it is estimated 
that nine hundred thousand Protestants were 
put to death by Cafholirs in difterent coun- 
tries of Europe. During the short reign 
of Pope Paul the Fourth (1555 to 155'J), 

"tJIiTy fouryears, Vergerius sa^-s the Roman 
Inquisition alone puttoileath one hundred 
and fifty thousand Protestants .' Since the 
rise of this nefarious system it is estima- 
ted that fifty millions of persons have been 
jiut to death on account of religion ! 

Americans, look at these facts ! Lovers 
of human liberty, look at these facts 1 
Lovers of religious freedom — lovers of 
human progress — ye sons of exiles from 
Catholic intolerance, look at these facts. 
Protestants of every name, will you sit 
quietly and see, or even aid the forging 
the chains — the making the racks — the 
preparing the fagots, with which you and 
j-our religion shall soon be exterminated 
or driven from this land of religious lib- 
erty ? 

In our next we will suggest a remedy 
for the present danger. Meantime, let 
every one think upon and investigate the 

The JclTerson County Sundaj'-scliool 
Convention held its quarterly session on 
Thursday, Sept. 12th, 1867, in a beautiful 
grove near the residence of C. C. Cary, 
about seven miles from Louisville. Ow- 
ing to the failure of the secretarj' to notify' 
the proper parties as to the place of meet- 
ing, there were comparativeh' few pres- 
ent. The meeting was opened with read- 
ing the Scriptures by the President. The- 
odore Brown, of the Episcopal Church, 
followed by prayer by Rev. M. /.Sterne, of 
I he (rerman Reformed Church. In the 
absence of the Secretary, W. H. Bulkley 
was appointed, pro fem. 

After singing "The Gospel Ship is Sail- 
ing," the President appointed Rev. M. 
Sterne, Mr. John McCulIagh, and Harrj- 
Goose, a Committee on Questions for J)is- 

Rev. Geo. C. Lorrimor, of the Baptist 
Church, made an interesting address on 
the importance of familj' religious instruc- 
tion, and the advantage of Sabbath- 

The Question Committee proposed 
through their chairman. Rev Mr. Sterne, 
three subjects foi- discussion: Children's 
Meeting on the Sabbath; Teachers' Bible 
Classes; Hoir to Interest our Children on the 
Sabbath. The first was taken up, and 
Mr. John McCulIagh advocated in strong 
terms special services for the children, 
followed by Rev. Mr. Lorrimer and Rev. 
Mr. Sterne, in favor of the same. There 
being no dissenting o]tinion it was upon 
vote unanimously carried. Singing by 
the congregation, "Shall we gather at the 

On motion of llariy Goose, seconded 
by Rev. M. Sterne, it was pro])osed to 
change the constitution so as to have our 
Convention semi-annually instead of 

C. C. Caiy and W. II. Hulklej- o]i])osed 
the change, and the President, 11. Goose, 
and Rev. M. .Sterne advocated it. On 
motion being taken it was lost. 

After singing, "We are coming, blessed 
Saviour," Convention adjourned until two 
o'clock, p. M., to jiartake of a sumptuous 
ri'past, provided'-by 1116 liberality of the 
fi-iends and teachers of the Woodside 
Sunday-school, in whose neighborhood 
we were. 

Two o'clock, p. .M., Convention opened 
with prayer, and singing by the children 
and teachers, "Sometliing for children to 
ilo," and "M3' heavenly- home is bright 
and fair," after which Mr. John McCul- 
Iagh addressed the children. 

On motion of Talbot Vernon, seconded 
by '\V. n. Bulkley, the Chestnut Street 
Presbyterian Church, Ijouisville, was 
fixed upon as the place for the December 


For the Western Presbyterian. 

Presbytery of New Albany. 

The Presbytery of New Albany' met at 
Charlestown, Ind., and was opened with 
a sermon by J. P. Safford, who was elect- 
ed Moderator, and Rev. W. Torrance, 

It was a full meeting of the Presbytery 
in ministers, and a goodly number of 
elders. Preaching was had every day to 
good and increasing congregations, and 
on Sabbath night a missiomuy meeting 
of great interest, with a good collection. 

A good prospect was afforded of sup- 
pl3Miig all our vacancies with constant 
preaching. Dr. W. Anderson, stated sup- 
pi3' to the New Albany church. Rev. J. 
B. Crowe, Bedford, which church was 
added, on its own application, to our roll. 
The following supplies were appointed 
one Sabbath each : 

J. P. Saftbid, Brownstown, Ilenryville. 

J. B. Crowe, Brownstown, Paoli. 

F. M. Sj-mmes, Clear Spring, Ilcnrj-- 

J. G. Williamson, Cory lon, Paoli. 
T. S. Crowe, Utica, Corj-don. 
H. Kegwin, Utica, Ilenrj ville. 
J. Crawford, Utica. 

Presb}-tery adopted, on the subject of 
Re-union, the preamble of the Joint Com- 
mittee, expressing the desirableness and 
need of a union of the two branches as 
soon as may well be done, and the reso- 
lution "That the Prcsbj-terj-has read with 
interest the report of the Committee on 
Church Re-union, and recognized in the 
unanimity of the Joint Committee the 
finger of God as pointing toward an earlj- 
and cordial re-union of * the two sister 
churches, now so long separated." 

Members of Presbj-fery said they 
wished the plan of union much modified. 

Rev. II. Keigwin and Dr. Raj-, Presbj-- 
terial Committee of Church Extension. 

Rev. T. S. Crowe, H. Keigwin, and J. 
II. M. Campbell, Committee of Missions. 

J. P. Safford, Historian. 

The pastoral relation of Corj-don and 
Rev. W. Torrance dissolved. 

Stated meeting at Bedford, first Thurs- 
day of March, 18G8. 

Adjourned meeting at Sj'nod. 


Pr.\Y for Zion. — Praj- for poor friend- 
less Zion ! Alas ! no man will speak for 
her now, although in her own coiintr}- 
she hath good friends, her husband Christ, 
and his Father, her father-in-law. — From 


"A time to dance." — Ecc. iii, 4. 

This declaration is often quoted to prove 
the rightfulness of modern dancing. "A 
time to dance " is )iut as the opposite of 
"A time to mourn, " and means simplj' a 
time to rejoice, or to leap for joy. and has 
no reference to dancing in our sense of 
the term. Brown, in his dictionarj- of 
the Bible, on the word dance, says: " The 
original words so rendered in our Bible, 
donot alwaysbear such a.sense.but mcrolj' 
to leap for joj-, or great joj'. Psalm xxx, 
11; Luke XV, 24; or praise to God by 
plaj'ing on an organ, 2 Sam. vi, 14; and 
the word rendered the dance signifies no 
more than a comjianj' of singers. Psalm 
cxiix, 3." So Miriam and the women of 
Israel ]iraised the Lord with timbrels and 
and dancing. Exod. xv, 20, 21. And 
such was the dancing of David before the 
ark. There is, therefore, no evidence 
that the Bible .sanc,tiyns what we, cit l 

I will now notice some things that are 
said in favor of dancing, as it is now 

1. Dancing is said to be an innocent 
amusement. The tree is known b\- its 
fruits. Does it bear innocent fruits? 
Facts are against it. No proof of its in- 
nocence can bo given. 

2. It is said that dancing is not so bad as 
some of the plays in which young people 
engage. If this were true, it would not 
prove the rightfulness of dancing. If 
plaj-s are sinful we should not engage in 
them. We should avoid all wrong-doing. 

3. It is said that in dancing, j-oung la- 
dies and gentlemen .ire taught to move 
easih- and gracefullj' in companj-. 

But if dancing be sinful, is it right to 
acquire easj- and graceful motion by such 
means? Shall we do evil that good maj' 
come? But is it realU- true that dancing 
gives easy and graceful motion? Does it 
not give an affected motion and a haughty 
appeai-ance? It does not give that gen- 
tle motion and unassuming apjiearance 
that nature dictates. In dancing there is 
a stiff and hauglilj- a])]iearance, such as 
no one ought to exhibit in societj-. It 
gives no genuine accomplishment. 

I will now offer some evidence to shew 
that (lancing is sinful. 

1. It is never done to thcgloiyof God. 
" Whether, therefore, ye eat or drink, 

or whatsoever ye do. do all to the glory 
of God." 1 Cor. X. 31. Does living faith 
ever proni])t one to dance? We know it 
does not. Then. " Wliotsoever is not of 
faith is sin. Rom. xiv. 23. Would it be 
appropriate to introduce dancing b_v 
earnest prayer an l devotional exercises ? 
As dancing then, is not done to the glory 
of God, and is not of faith, it must be 
sinful. ) V 

2. A revival of religion and the conver- 
sion of sinners will abolish dancing; but 
if dancing were right, and could be done 
to the glory of God, it would be promo- 
teil by a revival of religion and the con- 
version Of sinnei-.s. 

More than lortj-j-ears since, there were 
at Rii)le\-, ()., a number of j'oung per- 
sons, who would frolic and" dance, in 
despite of the most earnest reproof. .\ 
revival took place, and within a few wi eks 
fifty persons were added to the church. 
Froliciiig and dancing came suddenlj- to 
an end. Not one of the jiersons con- 
verted ever danced again — and during a 
period of more than twentj- years after- 
wards, there was no dancing at Ifiplej-. 
This shows decisivol}- that piety and d:»"n- 
cing can not dwell together. One belongs 
to the kingdom of light, and the other\o 
the kingdom of darkness. 

5 There is a general belief among men 
that dancing is sinful. Men of the world 
do not believe in the pietj- of dancing 
jirofcssors of religion. If a minister of 
the gospel were to dance, what would the 
world say ? And yet, if dancing be right, 
a minister has as much right to dance as 
anv one else. A man of t'ne world, who 
has seen .some elders dancing, saiil, the 
church will fall now. for be had seen the 
pillars shaking. He believed that a 
church with dancing elders would fall to 
ruin. But if dancing be right, elders 
have as much right to dance as others. 
Dancing jirofessors of religion bring re- 
proach upon religion, but there is a con- 
sciousness in the people of the world 
that dancing is sinful, and therefore in- 
consistent with christian character and 

4. There is, in dancing, a natural ten- 
dency to excess. Not long since, there 
was, at an cider's house, what is termed 
a harmless dance in a private family, and 
the young people danced all night! By 
dancing, many persons have brought on 
themselves disease and death, and some 
have fallen dead upon the floor in the 
midst of the dance. All excesses are sin- 

5. In dancing, yfrting ladies are liable 
to be brought into as.sociation with licen- 
tious young men : for such men arc more 
likely to attend a dance than any others. 
It is both sinful and shameful for young 
ladies to associate with such men. 

6. Dancing tends to licentiousness. 
Hence, the Westminster Assembly viewed 
it as a violation of the seventh command- 
ment. ConsequentI}-, thej- put it down, 
in the Larger Catechism, as one of the 
sins forbidden by that commandment. 
Such is the judgment of one of the most 
pious and learned bodies of divines the 
world hasknown. And that dancing has, 
in all ages and places, been associated 
with of ill-fame, can not be denied. 
That the living fruits of dancing have 
a])peared, to the disgrace of manj' fami- 
lies, is well attested. Mr. James Thomp- 
son, formerly of the Presbyterian Church 
of Strait Creek, Brown Onintj-, Ohio, 
stated that the j oung people in "his fath- 
er's neighborhood practiced dancing to 
great extent, and that it resulted in the 
existence of an illegitimate child in al- 
most every farmer's house. A respectable 
physician, a member of a Presbj'terian 
Church, made a similar statement with 
respect to a neighborhood in which he 
was acquainted. In one of the villages 
of Ohio licentiousness manifestly followed 
dancing to an iilarining degree, and one 
of the dancers became a i-uined victim. 

It is painful to give these statements, 
butthej'are ncce.s.saiy to show the evil 
and dangerous tendency- of dancing. And 
now I saj- to j-ou, fathers and mothers, if 
yon desire to i)reserve the chastity of 
your daughters, kee]  them from all dan- 
cing parties. Dancinir is an exercise that 
prompts to licentiousness. 

7. l)ancing is a work of the flesh. Gal. 
V. 21. The woi-d rendered revellings 
means feasts accom[)an led with music and 
dancing. The same word occurs 1 Pet. 

iv,3. Hence dancing isa work of the flesh, 
of which Paul saj-s: "Thej- which do 
such things shall not inherit the kingdom 
of God." 

In view of this, I say to you, young 
people, if you think j-our souls are worth 
saving, avoid all dancing parties, and all 
sinful amusements, lielieve on the Sav- 
iour, so as tf) love and obey him. and 
trust to him for a righteousness to justifj- 
and save 3-0U. Amuse yourselves in do- 
ing good, and 3-oa will^^iave a happy life 
and peaceful death, and aglorious eterni- 
t3-. The Captain of .salvation says to each 
one of 3'ou : " Be thou faithful unto death, 
and I will give thee a crown of life." 

From the African Repository. 

IiOtter fVom Liberia. 

Dr. Safford and the First Church, New 
Albany, Indiana. 

RoBERTspoRT, Grand Cape Mount, ] 
Februar3- 14, 1867. ) 

Sir — I write these few lines, hoping 
the3- ma.y have some impression on in3- 
relations and friends ir^ngusta, Ge,:;rgia. 
When I, c*i4ie  io i.Iii.^fc|^;.^y, ill Kf,5G, 
they were in bondage iTntTcould not leave ; 
but since that time Providence has re- 
leased the.u; and when I saw, in the Oc- 
tober Repositor3-, that there were so man3- 
from Macon, Georgia, and not one from 
Augusta had given in his name to come to 
his own countiy, I must sa3- that I was 
trul3- astonished. 

As I have been here over ten j-ears, and 
some of the people in America do not be- 
lieve that they can live in Liberia, I have 
determined to make some sacrifice, and 
have procured a jtassage with Captain 
Alexander, who will leave the coast for 
the L'nited States in June next. I hope 
mj' relations and friends in Augusta, 
(leorgia, will all be read3-, and that the 
Colonization Societ3' will be able to give 
them a passage to this countr3' where 
the3- ma3- enjo3^ all the rights granted hy 
our Constitution without hindrance. 

The black man need not remain in 
America, excepting to get on an equality- 
with the white man. He ma3- excel the 
latter in ability, but his black skin will 
keep him distinct. As theitswas but one 
Father in the beginniiii^. therefore one 
blood, though adapted "to different cli- 
niiites, so he of African extraction is re- 
lated to .Vfrica as much as the jilants of 
the tropics are to that region. 

You are doubtless aware that tropical 
plants must be kept in hot houses or they 
will die during the winter season when 
removed to a cold climate. Those who 
value them will do all in their power to 
save them, but those who care not will 
siift'er frost and snow to fall on them, de- 
stnyiiig not only the leaves, but the ver3- 
roots. I ihereCore beg to inquire. is there 
no wa3- of saving the black peo])le from 
the heav3- frost of prejudice existing in 
America? I think there is. Let tiiem 
come to^Liberia. , , 

Will the American (iovei-ifment not ai l 
insendingthem here? I think it will if the 
matter is properly laid before it,as it would 
be decidedh- less expensive to place the 
plants in a warm house than to" employ 
men til sheltfr tlie^n' fi !i|'l the fi/5st afid 
snow of prejudice now existing, and, judg- 
ing from a|)pearanr-es, must continue to 
do so -for centiii'ies. Yes, until these 
plants are removed to theirnatural clime, 
will ^he true followers of Christ, both 
Xoi-tli and South, cause the souls of maii3' 
black and many white men to be lost. 

yiy dear brethi-en, can you not be a 
Closes unto the iilack iiieii in North 
America? Moses did not onlv prevail on 
Pharaoh to release the children of Israel 
from I*]g3-ptian bondage, but le:i l them 
unto the "LantI of Promise. " Will not 
the christian churches bi' .-i Caleb and a 
Joshua to the colored peo])le in the United 
States, b3- aiding the American Coloniza- 
tion Society to send them to their father- 
land? I tiiink tlie3- will, and I ho])ethe3- 
will. I pray the3- will not give up the 
good work so well begun by the Soeiet3- 
ill this dark and benighted land. 

M v ilear brethren of African blood. will 
3-011 be directed and guided by the sixth 
chapter of Deuteronomy? You need not 
hesitate to come to this countr3' because 
3-ou have no mone3-, for there are man3- 
of m3- relations and friends in Augusta 
who know that in the month of April, 
1856, 1 walked uj) and down Broad Street, 
Green .Street, and other streets in that 
beautiful cit3- (which I so dearly loved) 
in order to raise a balance of 8300 to en- 
able me to gel mv wife, at that time be- 
longing to a hid v wlio raised her as if she 
was her own daughter, but was opposed 
to her coming to this country for fear she 
might suffer. Thank Goil, she 3-iclded, 
and I brought my wife^with nie, notwith- 
standing I liad l)nt82.(;2A. 

The fine ship Golconda arrived here on 
the 27th of December, 1806, with a large 
lot of emigrants, all in good health. I 
am truly jileased io say the3' are doing 
well. But one death has taken place up 
to this date, and that was from intoxica- 
tion and unnecessary ex])osure. Permit 
me, though I am not a medical man, to 
sa3- that the "African tever" is nothing 
more than the • (.l K^ tiii.\ fever" in 
Georgia or Florida, and if emigrants 
would only obey the advice of thh ph3-- 
sicians and old citizens, the3' would have 
little or no acclimating fever. Those who 
came with me to Capo Mount in the ship 
Pvlvira Owen, and heeded what was said 
to them, scarcely had an3- fever. 

Rev. Mr. Erskine has selected a beau- 
tiful place on the' north side of the Mar- 
fic river as a settlement"for the emigrants 
that came here with him in the Golcon- 
da. It is about eighteen miles from the 
coast. A good many of them are plant- 
ing as fast as the3- can, and I believe they 
will prove a great benefit to the Iic])ub- 
lic, though man3- of them have but little 
more than what the3^ have on their backs. 
They seem be something if 
work will do it. I am heartil3- g'*'! 
see them cultivating the soil, and bring 
ing out its valuable resources. We have 
a rich country, and all we want is men 
and capital. Iron ore is in great abun- 
dance, and other natural wealth that we 
have given no attention to. 

I remain 3-ours, most trul3-, 

Jas ;s W. Wilson. 

We clip from one of the daily papers ol 
New Alban3- the following notice of the 
First Church and its pastor; having ref- 
erence to his resignation, and acceptance 
of the office of District Secretar3' of the 
Board of Domestic Missions : 


We dropped in 3-esterd.a3- to the morn- 
ing service of the First Presbyterian 
Church. A large congregation was pres- 
ent. After a discourse ly Dr. Safford, 
the ])astor, we were surprised to hear him 
state that having becui called to the office 
of District Secretar3- of Missions for Ohio 
and Indiana, he offered his resignation as 
])astor of the First Presb3-teriau Church. 
This, we know-, was received with regret. 

The histoiy of the church during his 
] astorate of five 3'eai's is an unusuall3- 
encour-riging one. In this lime 135 per- 
sons have been added to the church. 95 
on profession of faith and 40 ly letter, 
representing more than one half the 
wealth of the church, and four fifths or 
more of its liberality, and a bod3' with 
great promise of future energy and zeal in 
the welfare of the church. No commu- 
nion season has occurred without some 
witness for truth in profession of faith. 
Families have been constantl3- added to 
the congregation and become regular at- 
tendants in its worship. 

The Sabbath -schools in 1862 reported 
150 scholars, and now have over 500 on 
their rolls, and from 350 to 400 in average 

The contributions of the church to ob- 
jects of strictly religious benevolence, 
iiichiding individual donations, have been 
remarkable, exceeding, we think, an3- 
cliurch in the State, if not in the West: 
and its support of congregational inter- 
ests, including the lifting of a load of debt 
is very encouraging. To objects of relig- 
ious benevolence have been contributed 
?:!5,2r)!l, and to congregational, 817,043, 
in all 852.302. 

Besides the immediate duties of the 
church, to which he has proved so faith- 
ful. Dr. S, has evinced a public spirit in 
support and encouragement of all the 
enterprises of business, education, and 
morals, which )iromote the best interests 
of our cit3-. His genial manners and 
cordial greetings have made him friends 
every-where, and should heinsistoii leav- 
injr. it will be with universal regret with- 
out regard to his church relations. 

Dr. Satt'ord ])resents his resignation 
jiositively and reque: ts decidedlj' the con- 
currence of the church. 

At a subsequent meeting of the congre- 
gation his request, though still resisted 
ly a large number, was granted, he being 
desired to continue at least a month longer 
than the time he had named. Should he 
feel it his duty to leave he will bear with 
him the best wishes and the highest re- 
gard of the jieople of his church and of 
•this city. ■ . 

Good Preaching. 

SriRiTi Ai.— The wound of a 
wounded conscience is a most inexpres- 
sible terror ; none can describe it but he 
who has tried and tasted the .same. It 
impaireth the health, drieth up the blood, 
wasteth away the marrow, pineth away 
the flesh, consumeth away the bones, 
maketh pleasure painful, and shorteneth 
life. No wisdom can counsel it, no coun- 
sel can advise it, no advice can persuade 
it, no a.ssuagement can cure it, no elo- 
quence can move it, no power can over- 
come it, no spectre affra3- it, no enchan- 
ter charm it. 

(Jood preaching does not consist mere- 
ly in cxi)laining the .Scriptures faithfull3- 
and intelligentl3-; for the .Scriptures may 
be thus explained, and 3-et the arrange- 
miMit and com|)Osition of the sermon, its 
style and manner of dcliver3-, nuy be of 
such a character that most hearers would 
proi ounce it a verv poor sermon. Quite 
an ordinar3' .sermon, well delivered, ly 
an energetic, earnest, godl3- preacher, 
will be pronounced b3-an intelligent hear- 
er a good sermon, rather than one more 
profound, original, and rich in thought 
and illustration, delivered in a lifeless 

Now, it is to be presumed that all hear- 
ers and lovers of the like good jireaching 
— Itrciiching full of Christ and love to the 
] erishing, given in an earnest and impres- 
sive manner. It is not 01113- entertaining, 
but it is more instructive and edif3-ing. 
And while there may be much blame rest- 
ing on the ministiy for the largo amount 
of poor preaching that is dealt outever3- 
Sabbath, the3- must not be made to bear 
all the blame. Manv a sermon, carefully 
and prayerfulh- prepared, by an earnest, 
faithful and eloquent minister, has been 
so imperfectl3- delivered, both as to its 
matter and manner, that it has failed to 
)iroduce a due impression; and this im- 
perfect deliveiy was owing in a groat 
measure to the people themselves, or 
rather some of the people. 

I speak that which ministers know bet- 
ter than the people, when I say that many 
a good sermon has been spoiled b3' what 
might seem a verj'' trifling occurrence. 
Let me illustrate : The sermon has com- 
menced; the congregation are mosth- 
seated and attentive; some laggard just 
then makes his appearance, and half the 
people turn themselves half around to 
see who comes. This is damper number 
one. Young Boanerges is somewhat dis- 
concerted, stammers and blunders, but 
before he rallies he finds his congregation 
inattentive and restless. With "vexing 
thoughts" mixing up with the thoughts 
he wishes to present, he labors on. He 
has now advanced in his to that 
portion in which, after a great deal of 
thought, he has elabor.itcd an argument, 
which clearh- sets forth some important 
truth, which he knows will require close 
attention on the part of the hearer to un- 
derstand and appreciate. He looks around 
to catch the e3-e of Deacon A., to see if 
he seems to appreciate his logic. But 
alas ! Deacon A. seems to be hard at work 
to make up for all the sleep ho lost the 
last week. Then there is Elder B., with 
his forehead on the back of the pew in 
front of him — no doubt wide awake, for 
Elder B. wouldn't sleep in church; but 
then the minister fails to get the benefit 
of that expression of intelligent interest, 
whfcli he might have seen on the elder's 
face if only his head had been up. AVell, 
all this is damjicr number two. 

He is now about half through the ser- 
mon; the sweat st.-inds in great drops on 
his forehead, but the fire of "eloquence 
divine" still burns in his soul, and he is 
not without hope that he may 3-et arouse 
and get a w-ord to the heart of some of his 
dull hearers. But just then he observes 
Mrs. C.'s bab3-, with a new hat on, run- 
ning across the middle aisle, and playing 
peep with aunt .Susan, attracting far more 
of the attention of at least four dozen ot 
hcai-ers than the preacher himself. Mrs. 
C. is at the same time immensel3' gratified 
with the movements of her precious two- 
year old. This was a slight damper, not 
worth numbering, however. 

The preacher is under wa3- again; he 
is approaching tJic i'i.'icst climax of the 

sermon; " Christ's willingness to .save" is 
the theme. The preciousness of the Sav- 
iour, his wonderful love and amazingcon- 
descension, have so absorbed the preach- 
er's mind and stirred his soul, that he 
8(arcel3' knows "whether lie is in the 
body or out of the bod3'." Every e3'e is 
fastened on him, and even 8leep3- deacons 
are bending forward to catch ever3- word 
so deeply^ interested the3- seem uncon- 
scious of their uncomfortable position. 
A solemn silence pervades the audience. 
The "acceptable words" of the preacher 
are ■■ as nails fastened b3- the Master of 
assemblies." But alas ! a few great rain- 
drops patter on the windows, and just 
when the speaker is most earnest and im- 
passioned, three or four men who seem 
to be very "near the kingdom," and three 
or four more who professed to be in it.rise 
hastil3- to remove their saddles or jiut 
down the buggy curtains. And the poor 
minister — how I p't3- him! He tries to 
draw his inferences and make his appli- 
cation ; but his soul is sinking within 
him, and after a few incoherent remarks 
he closes the services, and goes home dis- 
satisfied, discouraged and sorrowful. If 
he had been an angel it might have been 
difterent — but then he is onl3- a man. He 
has made a failure, and who is to blame? 
Good hearing has much to do with good 
preaching. "Keep th3- foot when thou 
goest to the house of Crod, and be more 
ready to hear than to give the sacrifice of 
fools; for the3' consider not that they do 
evil." — Presliuteros, in United Presbyterian. 

'Classic" Baptism not "Baptist" Bap- 

The nnivei-sal faith of the Baptist 
Church is, that baptism commands '-the 
whole body to be dipped or plunged in 

Does classic Greek require this? Ti- 
inon baptized a man in water. Did he 
' tlip or plunge his whole bod3-?" No, 
he jiut more or less of his head under 
water, and so drowned him. Now, what 
shall be said of the position — "baptize re- 
quires the whole bod3' to be dipped or 
plunged?" Is it not most evideiitl3- er- 
roneous? But why does Lucian call 
liushing the head underwater ba))tism of 
the man? Because the rest of his bod3- 
was, alread3-, under water, and what re- 
mained out was pushed under? No. 
(1.) This could never be called a baptism, 
if baptize requires iho whole body to be 
dippe l or plunged, (2.) If the head and 
l)o(l3- of this man had been under water, 
except his foot or hand, or leg or arm, 
and Timon had pushed that into the 
water, the Greeks would have smiled at 
tin- suggestion that such an act should be 
called a baptism of the man. Did the 
Greeks adojjt the ])rinciple, that any part 
of an object being baptized, the wliole 
might bc'said to be b.iptized? They did 
not ; but tluy did adopt the principle (as and other cases show) that, wl^fcre 
the head, the nobler jiart, was baptized, 
the man was, Justl3-, said to be ba])tized; 
esiieciiilly when that part influenced the 
whole man. 

in Prussia, certain Bapfi^ts d'ip the 
head only, into a vessel of water. "Reg- 
ular" Ba))li8ts will find it hard to justify 
the withholding fellowship from these 
imitators of the old (Treek, on tlie ground 
that baptize necessaril3- dips the whole 
bod3-. Baptist sentiment and Grecian 
]iractico are at contraries. — Classic Bap- 

Can't Think About it Now. 

Wh3- not? You have just acknowl- 
edged that religion is of more importance 
than anything else. Wh3' not then think 
of it now ? When will 3-ou have a better 
or more convenient time to think of it? 
Will 3-ou think of it when disease has 
paled 3'our cheek or dimmed 3-our e3-e? 
When racked in agon3' on 3-our bed, 

"You turn, and 't is a poor relief you gain, 
To change the place and keep the pain," 

will you think of religion? 

When death-damps are gathering on 
3-our brow, and the grim king is beckon- 
ing, will that bo a good time to think? 
You must think sooner or later, and 3-ou 
ma3- defer till thought will bo dreadful 
and full of remorse. 

A convict, on being removed from one 
prison to another, was asked how he 
liked his new home. 

•Not at all," was the repl3-. 

■•Are 3-ou not clothed and fed as well 
here ? ' 

"Yes, better." 

"Is 3-our labor harder?" 

"No, not so hard." 

"Are 3-0U not treated with kindness?" 


"Then, why not like it?" 

"Because 1 am not allowed to speak to 
an3- one. I go to the table and sit and 
think; I go about m3- work all da3- to 
think; and at night the iroiiAloor shuts 
me in m3' soli taiy cell to think I think! 
think! and I can not endure it." 

Ah ! he should have thought before an 
iron necessit3- compelled him to do so; 
and so should 3-ou think sea.sonabl5-. and 
act, too. Don't sa3' of religion as above 
— "can't think of it now" — lest you trifle 
with your soul. Be wise while it is called 
to-da3-. It will be sad thinking in the 
prison of despair. 

"Death at the farthest can't be far; 
Ah ! think before vou die." 

Courage in Every-day Life. 

Have the "ourage to discharge a debt 
while 3 0U have mone3- irf 3-our pocket. 

Have the courage to speak your mind 
when it is neccs8ar3- you should do so, 
and to hold your tongue when it is pru- 
dent 3-0U should do so. 

Have the courage to speak to a friend 
in a sced3- coat, even though 3-ou are in 
eompan3- with a rich one, and richl3- at- 

Have courage to make a will and a just 

Have the courage to tell a man wh3- 
3-0U will not lend him 3-our moiuy. 

Have the courage to show 3-our respect 
for honest3-, in whatever guise it appe.-irs; 
and3'0ur contempt for dishonest duj)licit3-, 
by whomsoever exhibited. 

Have the courage to wear 3-our old 
clothes until 3-ou are able to pa3- for new 

Have the courage to jn'cfer comfort and 
prosperit3- to fashion in all things. 

Have the courage to acknowledge 3-our 
ignorance, rather than to seek credit for 
knowledge under false pretenses. 

Have tlie courage to provide entertain- 
ment for 3-our friends w-ithin 3-our means 
— not be3-ond. 

WHOLE NO. 138. 

For the Western Presbyterian. 


Sufigesied on enlfring the room.i of the LotiisviiClr 
Young Men's Christian Association at the hour of 
morning prayer 0)1 seeing the word "Welcome" 
in large letters suspentfed on the wail. 

'Twas the "sweet hour" for morning prayer, 
And friends were hast'ning on their way; 

Yet as "no lot eludeth care,' 

I, too, had met with some delay — 

Entering, I slowly raised my eyes. 

When that blest "Welcome" met my view; 
And like a message from the skies. 

It stirred my throbbing heart anew. 

O, when this life has reached the goal. 
And we may no more meet for prayer. 

Will heavenly welcome thrill my soul. 
Will Jesus h\i meaeleome t/teref 


The Beturned Delegates. 

Impressions of America have been given 
by the respective deputies from the Free 
Church and the Irish PresbyterianChurch, 
who have recentl3' returned. Rev. Dr. 
Fairbairn took advantage of the quarterly 
meeting of the Free Church Commission 
to give a ver3' interesting statement. He 
mentioned at the outset that the absence 
of Dr. Guthrie had been much deplored. 
He told how the deputies had been intro- 
duced to the President and other eminent 
pensons at Washington. lie also dwelt 
on the warm reception given by the S3'n- 
ods and General Assemblies. He consid- 
ered that injustice had been done to 
America and its institutions; the extrav- 
agance of Mormonism, Shakers Spiritual- 
ists, and others, stand apart from the 
staple and strength of American life, and 
no more give a fair representation of the 
general state of things than the atrocities 
of the Sheffield Trades' Unions, or the 
blasphemous ravings of the Agapomena 
do in respect to England. 

Dr. Fairbairn also sketched the work 
required from ministers and others; dwelt 
on the necessit3- •'i" efficient system of 
ministerial su])port, and stated that the 
churches ivere alive to this, there being 
such great facilities for 3-oung men ob- 
taining comfort and independence in sec- 
ular pursuits. He considered that the 
Americans were ahead of us both as to 
Sabbath-school woi"k, and also in supply- 
ing to the masses good literature. 

The large sums also devoted to oduca* 
tioii by the States and cities were com- 
in(uited on. He also spoke of the proposed 
union among Presbyterians; of the im- 
])ortance of giving emigrants introdiict- 
oiy letters to ministers in New York and 
elsewhere, and finall3^ counseled continued 
close and fraternal intercourse, now so 
happil3' begun. — Cor. Pre.'ibyterian. 

Convocation in Scotland. — At Arn- 
dilh-, in the North of Scotland, the beau- 
tiful seat of a gentleman of devoted piet3-, 
a great convocation has been recently 
held. This gathering is for two objects 
— one, the mutual edification of the chil- 
dren of God of various sections of the 
church ; and the other evangelistic efforts 
for the spiritual and eternal benefit of 
formal professors, as wet) as tlie Ungodly 
|io])ulation. For a scries of years, in the 
summer time, the late excellent Duchess 
of Gordon opened her demesne; at Perth, 
veiy man3-arc anhualU- brought together; 
and at Arndilly, at the invitation of Mr. 
(irant, the proprietor, crowds were last 
week assembled. "The Rcspon8ibilit3- 
of Christians," was the subject of an 
earnest address b3- this gentleman found- 
ed on the words, "Wherefore, come out 
from among them," etc. Holj- living, 
separation from worldly pleasures, and 
the duty of parents in dealing closely 
with their children as to Christ and his 
claims, were enjoined, as well as the ne- 
ce.ssit3- 13-ing on all God's children to bear 
witness to the unconverted. He also 
dealt with, and concluded Avith 
these solemn words : "Ah,la3-3-ourselves in 
the dust of a Christ-rejecting world." 

Among the speakers, and those also 
who conducted the devotional services, 
were the Earl of Cavan, Colonel Simp- 
son, Brownlow North, Rev. Donald Fra- 
zer, of Inverness, and other gentlemen.— 
Cor. Banner. 

The Bible at the Paris Exposition. — 
The most interestiiig sight to be seen at 
the International PLxhibition at Paris is 
purel3- that large oct.agon "kiosque," for 
Bible distribution, near the principal en- 
trance. Its great aim and design is to 
BUPPI3- the vast numbers of people who 
dail3- gather at the Exhibition, with the 
pure Word of God in their different lan- 
guages. Nearl3- one million Gospels and 
S :ripturo portions have been issued from 
that place Since the opening of the Ex- 
hibition there have been da3's in which no 
less than 3,000 are distributed in fifteen 
difterent tongues; and, as a general rule, 
the3- are received with thankfulness by 
the respective nations. The work is par- 
ticularl3- among the Jews, Arabs,' Span- 
iards, Italians, Russians, and French. 
The hol3' and incorruptible seed of the 
Word of Life will thus be carried by the 
receivers of these precious little volumes 
to cveiy part of the world, tmd eternity 
alone will reveal all the results; for the 
promise is sure.'that God's Word will not 
return unto him void. 

A Glorious Future for Afric*. — The 
African Repository for August gives inter- 
esting statements under the above head- 

"On the western coast alone, within the 
last fift3' 3-ear8, some two hundred chris- 
tian churches have been organized, and 
upwards of 50,000 hopeful converts gath- 
ered into those churches. Two hundred 
schools, several seminaries, and a college 
at Monrovia arc in operation, and not less 
than 20,0(10 native 3-outh8 are receiving 
a christian training in those institutions 
at the present da3-. Thirty difterent dia- 
lects have been studied out and reduced 
to writing, into most of which large por- 
tions of sacred Scripture, as well as other 
religious books, have been translated, 
printed, and circulated among the ])eople: 
and it is believed that some knowledge of 
the christian salvation has been brought 
within the reach of five millions of im- 
mortal beiagswho had never befort" heard 
of the blessed name of the Saviour, Bright 
christian lights now begin to blaze up at 
intervals along a line of sea coast of tlireo 
thousand miles, where unbroken night 
formerly reigned. 

Faith ma3- dance because (!hrist sing- 
eth. Faith appreheiideth pardon, but 
never pa3etli a peun3- for it. 

Our Lihht Affliction. — Men do lop 
the branches off their trees round about, 
to the end that tluy ma3- grow up high 
and tall. The Ijord hath in this way 
lo|ij ed 3-our branch, in taking from you 
man3' ( liildren, to the end 3 0 should grow 
upward, like one. of the J,ord s cedars. 
setting3"t)ur heart a'boVo, where Christ iu 
at the right hand of the Father. 



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Corner of Fourth and Chestnut Streets. R^v. J L. 
MoKce D D. Services at 1 1 o clck, a. M. Chil- 
dren's meeting ftt 5 o'clock r. M. Sabbnth-school 
and Bible-class at 9 o'clock, a. m. Lecture W cd- 
ncsday evening at 8 o'clock. 

CoLi.KOK Stkket Prksbytkkias CnrRrn- 
Corner of Second and ColleRC Streets, Rev. fc. P. 
Humphrey U. D. Services at 11 o cluck, a.m. 
iind n o'clock r. M. Sabbath-school and Bible- 
cla-os at 9 o'clock, a. m. Lecture Friday evening 
•t 8 o'clock. _ ^ 

Walnut Strekt Presbttfriav CHVitrn— 
Corner of Eleventh and "Walnut Streets, Itcv. 
J S Hays. Services at 11 o clock, a. m. and 
•ji o'clock, r. M. Sabbath-school at 9 o'clock, a. 
M. Prayer - meeting 'Wednesday evening at 8 

^"/■oUBTH Preshytfrian Church— Hancock, 
between Main and Market Streets, Rev. J C. 
Younc Services at 11 o'clock, a. m. and ij 
o'clock P M. Sabbath-schoi.l at 9 o clock a. M. 
Prayer-meeting Wcdnt^ay evening «t 8 o clock. 

Union of the Cumberland and South- 
ern Presbyterian Churches. 

Wo have hitherto neglected to notice a 
movement looking to the union of these 
two bodies. At the last meeting of the 
Southern Assembly, in Memphis, a com- 
mittee was appointed to confer witli a like 
committee of the Cumberland Clenenil 
Assembly; the object of the conference 
being to discover whether union is prac- 
ticable ; and if ho, to report to tlieir re- 
spective Assemblies, that measures might 
be taken to bring it about. The commit- 
tee of the Memjihis Assembly were Drs. 
J. O. Stedm«n, John "Waddel, J. A. I.yon. 
John H. (iray. Rev. T. D. Witlierspoon, 
and the Moderator, whose name was add- 
ed, on motion of Dr. Baird. No one will 
question, we presume, that these gentle- 
men fairly represent the sound, orthodox 
Presbyterianism of the Southern Church. 
The question of the proposed union has, 
as 3'et, called forth but little di.scussion in 
the journals of that church ; the few no- 
tices we havi! seen look hopefullj' to its 
consummation. The "Joint Committee" 
mot ill Memphis, during the month of 
August, and had, it is said, a harmonious 
and delightful meeting. We find the fol- 
lowing account of it in the Southern 
papers : 

"These cominitlces met in the Cumber- 
land Presb^-terian Church, Memphis, on 
the first Monday in August. Two days 
were spent in a free and fraternal inter- 
change of opinions and feelings. There 
was mutual surpi-isc that there should be 
such cordial unanimit}" ofa desire forsuch 
11 union, and an earnest liojn' that it should 
be consummated at an earl^- day, if there 
should be no serious obstacles in thewa^-. 
The impetliments U) union were not as 
great as some had been led to suppose; 
and so far as the o])inion of the commit- 
tees was concerned, it seemed to be agreed 
that, by candid and free intercourse and 
explanation, through forbearance, pa- 
tience, and earnest prajer, the result 
would ultimatelj'.be elfected. The meet- 
ing of the committee was a dclightfiill}- 
were harmonious one. We all felt that we 
one in Christ, and that we were drawn 
nearer to each other than ever before, and 
that the christian fellowship we were 
permitted to enjoj' together was iiideseri- 
bably sweet and precious. And when we 
parted, it was with the tenderness of 
overflowing love, and the expression of 
an earnest wish lhat,-joined in heart and 
hand as we were in the great work of our 
common Lord and Saviour, we might 5-et, 
in God's gracious providence, be joined 
also in one visible body. 

Accurate minutes of the sessions were 
kept, and it was resolved to report tbem 
to our respective General Assemblies for 
their action. To forestall all judgment 
and criticism, these minutes will not be 
made public till after the meeting of our 
General Assembly at Nashville. 

At the close of our sessions the follow- 
ing resolutions were unanimously adopt- 
ed, and ordered to be published, viz: 

Jiesolri'd, That this Joint Committee 
now close its conferences, and that its 
minutes be referred by each committee 
to itB own General Assembly. 

Itcsolved, That we return our thanks to 
Almighty God for the cordial, and we 
trust profitable manner, in which these 
interviewB have been conducted. 

Jiesolved, That we go hence bearing 
with UB grateful and prayerful recollec- 
tions of each other, and earnestly praying 
the Lord to pour out his Spirit upon the 
churches which we here represent, and 
we do pray him to grant, if it be consist- 
ent with his will, that these churches 
may 80OI) come together in one bod}-. 

On motion of Br. Waddel, the Joint 
Committee then engaged inf'erventprayer 
and thauksgiving, in conformity with "the 
ppirit of the above resolutions, led by 
Jlpv. J. AV. Poindexter. 

Afltor reading and approval of the min- 
utes as j-ecorded, the Joint Committee 
jidjourpof} Sin*; die, 

J, O. Stepman, 
Chairm'n of Com. on part of Pres, Church, 

A late number of one of our Cumber- 
land pjfchangoa disCHSSCB »oino of the 
points of doctrine In which tlmt clmrch 
difTera from Presbyteriojia of the Old 
gcl)Qol, Wp quote ?v few passagpH only, 
as shfiv.'ing h.o^'/ tiipap (JoctriiiAl differ- 
ences are stated by m\v CumberlAnd 
lircthrprt- Tlie pditpr say -s ; 

"OurohcvlMiul Presbyteriujiu bolievo in 
t-he d^Vtripi^ «(■ elfc'ttioii und foreknowl- 
edge; but ,ic.t taught in the Woetmin- 
Bter Confesbipn of Faith, * * Therein 
pot one word in di? blessed volume wr.ich 
jipcaku of the elei 1 ill eternity,' or 

'pon-elect from all etprnity. Man's elee- 
^.ipn to eternal life tui-ns upon his per- 
jioual agency. He is not eleeted prior w 
his sanetification. - = * But liie theory 
ot Ca!vin and his Westminster adherents 
isi.,lii;tl God lijis eh'osen from all eternity 

less; =i= * that Christ- di / not die for all 
men alike," etc. 

Then follows a denial of the CaU iiiistic 
doctrines, thus stated, with an array of 
Scripture te.Tts to prove their falsity. We 
give the closing paragra] h in full : 

" But, suppose Christ has not died for 
the non-elect, then can it be wrong in 
them to disbelieve that Christ is iUcir 
Saviour, able and willing to save them ? 
To believe this would be to believe a lie. 
To put their trust in one neither able nor 
willing — and if he did not die for them he 
is neitlier — would be to put their trust in 
a falsehood. To turn away from Christ 
and refuseio give him their heart's trust, 
would be simplj- to do right. Christ, in 
no possible sense, is their Saviour — can 
not save them, and why should they be 
(Irtinned for disbelieving in llini as their 
Saviour '/ But if Christ died for them in 
deed and truth, and offers them pardon 
and eternal salvation, and then they dis- 
believe, their infidelity becomes a horrid 
crime — a justly damnable sin." 

The above, we suppose, is a fair state- 
ment of the views which prevail in that 
church. In theolog}-, they are much 
nearer Arininian Methodists than Calvin 
isti*: Presbyterians. It is not our ])ur 
pose to discuss the propriety of the pro 
posed union. Nor will we venture to 
predict what will be the effect of such a 
union upon the sturdy Old School Calvin 
ism of the Southern Church. The two 
bodies, we believe, are about equal in 
])oint  of numbers. In WiUon's JliMorical 
Almanac for 1861, the Cumberland (Miurch 
is reported as having over 1,200 minis 
ters. Of course, after such a uiiion, the 
united bodv' could not be called a Calvin 
istic church. 

But we have a few reflections to offer 
to those whom it ma}- concern, suggested 
b}- this union movement. First, to South 
crn Presbyterians. These brethren find 
triiim] hant proof of departure from sound 
doctrine in the Old S' hool Church North, 
in the fact of their proposed unif n with 
the New School; although both adhere 
to the Westminster Confession ; and claim 
to adopt the (Calvinistic) system of doc- 
trine it contains. And yet, these same 
brethren are trying to effect a union with 
the Cumberlands, who rejert the sj-stem 
of doctrine taught bj- Calvin; and have 
made a new Confession of Faith, rejecting 
the old Westminster Confession. Does 
not this indicate that their zeal against 
the old church which they separated from 
springs from somethingelse than a jealous 
I'egard for sound doctrine? 

Secondly, to the Presbj-terians of Ken 
tuck}-, and the other Border States, The 
logic of these facts applies with even 
greater force, to those who denounce the 
proposed union of the Old and New 
School ; while they look with complaceiuy 
ujion a "proposed " union with Old and 
New School, and Cumberland Presb^'te- 
rians South. The Prr.ihi/terian Inde.r has 
suggested that one good reason — if not 
th o chief one — why an eflbrt should be 
mtlide to effect a union of the Soutliern 
with the Cumberland Presbyterian 
Church was, that the latter had, in 18G6, 
taken the tiue ground in regard to the 
f])iritihl ctff^-nuter of the church. On th is 
^rond point, the Inde.r thinks, there is now 
a ]ierfect agreement between the two 
ciiurches. Our readers of course will 
undcrsland what that means. They know, 
too, how suddenly the .Southern Church 
was converted to the "spiritual" theory 
about the time the war closed. It may 
be matter of interest, in the present pos- 
ture of affairs, to note some tacts connected 
with the action of the Cumberi.'ind Church 
upon this question. In 18(i:J the Cum- 
berland General Assembh' pa.-ised the fol- 
lowing resolution : 

"WiiERE.^s, the church is the light of 
the world, and can not withhold her tes- 
timony upon great moral and religious 
questions; Resolved, That loj-altj- and 
obedience to the General Government, in 
the exercise of its legitimate authority, 
are the imperative christian duties of 
every citizen, and that treason and rebel- 
lion are not mere political offences of one 
section against another, but heinous sins 
against God and his authority," 

In 1865 the A.ssembly metat Evansville, 
Ind; when, after passing resolutions on 
the death of President Lincoln, the fol- 
lowing adopted : 

" Resolved, That we feel devoutly thank- 
ful (o Almighty God that it (the war) has 
term'inated in the overthrow of the rebel- 
lion, and the re-establishment of the right- 
ful authority of our beloved Government 
over all its t'ormer domain." 

In 1866 the Assembly met at Owens- 
boro, Ky. ; here, for the first time since 
the war, members ■were present from the 
Cumberland churches of the South. There 
was a long debate on questions connected 
with the war and slavery. The resolu- 
tions passed we have not .at hand, but our 
recollection is thatthej- consisted of some 
commonplace generalities, such as would 
readilj- bo assented to bj- all evangelical 
christians, and which were sufficient to 
satisfy the Southern wdng of the church. 
Nevertheless, there stands the record. 
The record of the Southern (O. S.) Church 
is well known. What a spectacle it would 
present for theee two churches to unite, 
on the basis of a protest against the "po. 
litieal" action of other churches; thera- 
flclvoB having emphatically declared, the 
one for the Confederacy, and the other 
for the Federal Government ! What s.t}- 
our brethren in Kentucky and Missouri 
to suoh a union as this ? 

Death of a Minister. 

On Thursday, the IHth inst., the liev. 
Er).-!ON- IIaht died at his residence at 
Baird s Station, Oldham Co., Ky. 

Mr, Hart was born in Farmington, 
Conn,, in April, 170.5. He educated 
at Yale College; made profession of his 
faith in Christ while quite j'oung; entered 
the ministry in the Presbyterian Church, 
and continued in the coiistiint and active 
labors of that ."acred calling until par- 
tiallv laid aside by a bronchial affection 
of tile throat. The scene of his earliest 
labors in the ministry was among the 
Indians, in the State of Michigan. Thence 
he removed to Western Ohio; and after 
several years' labor there, removed to Erie 
Co., Pa., where he preached to the two 
churches of Springfield and Girard for a 
number of years. His next field of labor 
was at Morganfield, Union Co., K3'. ; here, 
chiefly through his agency, as we under- 
stand, a high school was established, in 
which he felt a deep interest; using his 
personal influence and ett'orts in the North 
to raise funds for its support. He settled 
at Morganfield about the year 18:58 or 9, 
and remained there some six or eight 
years. He afterward s]H'nt some years in 
New Albany, Indiana, but we have nol 
learned in what work he was engaged. 
It was about this time, or prohabh- a lit- 
tle earlier, that he was compelled by dis- 
ease of the throat to give up the regular 
work of preaching the gospel. From 
hence he went to New Orleans, and be- 
came an agent for the American Bible 
Society. He continued in this work until 
interrupted by the operations of the war. 
In 1862 he came North ; and early in 1865 
settled down in the quiet little retreat 
where as he said to the writer, he hoped 
to spend the remainder of his days in 
peace. The event was according to the 
desire of his heart, Mr, Hart was twice 
married. Soon after he entered the min- 
istry he was united in marriage with 
Miss Helen Priestlj% of New Brunswick, 
N. J., by whom he had six sons and one 
daughter, all of whom are still living. 
She died in 1850, Those who had the 
best right to know, bear to her memor_v 
this precious tCBtimony, that she was a 
most devoted christian. About four years 
ago he was again married to Jliss Mar- 
tha A, Day, an estimable christian ladj". 
of Morristown, N. J. In the community 
where he spent his last days, Mr. Hart 
won the confidence and esteem of all. 
His earnest prayers and words of exhor 
tation in our little praj'cr-meetinijs are 
remembered with a tender interest. He 
seemed ever to take delight in what con- 
cerned the prosperitj' of the Pedecincr's 
Kingdom, He was a man of earnest 
pietj' and strong faith. His hist illness 
was a lingering one, but there were no 
bands in his death. Peace and ho])e and 
trust made his death-bed as calm and 
glorious as the setting of a summer sun. 

For the AVestern Presbyterian. 

Philadelphia Correspondence. 

CiiowDF.n Oirx, — The second and third 
pages of our paper ai-e filled this week 
with the reports of Presbyterial proceed- 
ings and other articles from our corre- 
spondents, to the exclusion of the usual 
variety of news and editorial matter. We 
ask the special attention of the churches 
to the appeal on behalf of the freedmen. 
Our church is doing a good work amoxig 
these destitute peo))le, attended with 
most encouraging fruits. But not one 
half as much is done as might and ought 
to be accomplished, if the church were 
only awake to the importance of the wfirk 
ind to her own dutj-, 

A further notice of the State ."^nnday- 
school Convention, to be hehl in thiscitj- 
in October, is also deferred till next week. 

Please Remit, — During the months of 
July and August we sent bills to all our 
subscribers who were in arrears for one 
j-ear and over. These bills foot up in the 
aggregate a very large amount, and the 
money is very greatly needed to meet our 
current expenses. We earnestly request 
I prompt remittance. Send by mail at our 
risk, if no other mode is convenient. It 
is a small matter for one to pay three, or 
even ten dollars; but a very serious mat- 
ter for us to be deprived of as manj- hun- 
dreds, justly due, and at a time when our 
income is light, but expenses the same as 
any other season of the v-ear. We hope 
this request will be at once attended to hy 
all whom it concerns. 

Meeting of the SvNon of Missouri, — 
The Synod of ^Missouri will meet in Kan- 
sas City, on the 0th day of October, at 
o'clock, P, M, In order to reach there 
fVom Rt, Louis in time for the opening 
sermon, members will have to leave on 
the ExprciiB train nt r. m. on the 8th of 

CiiiRcii Dedication. — A new church 
edifice was dedicated to the worship of 
God, at Maiden, Illinois, on the 15th inst. 
Last spring the congregation erected a 
parsonage at a cost of $2,500, The total 
cost of lot and buildings is about 87,000. 
At the dedication services the debt re- 
maining unpaid (§2,100) was raised before 
the dedication prayer, so that it could be 
consecrated free of debt. The church 
was organized in 1856, In 1857 a small 
frame edifice was erected and a call given 
to Rev, J. C. Barr, which he accepted, 
and in which he labored until 1865. Rev. 
L. Y. Haj's has been supplying the 
church since May, 1866. 

Revival in fti'ui.\c)PiELn, Mo. — The 
church in Springfield, we learn, is onjoj'- 
inga precious revival. Rev. J. A. Paige 
writcH, under date of the 12th instant, to 
Bro. McBook of St. Louis, the following 
cheering news : 

".Uv hai:d8 and heart are f\ill. We are 
-iji p- a precious ref^-eshing of the 
Spiiit. Sweci nieetlngs of prayer and 
pt-' . clung. Gi^'i ]HHjplo awake — deep 
jj eninity — anxiuus inquiry for salvation. 

Appointme.nt.— James li. Campbell, a 
graduate of Williams College, Massachu- 
setts, and of the last class of Princeton 
Theological Seminary ,and who is a licen- 
tiate of the Old School Presbyterian 
Church, has been appointed a teacher in 
the Deaf and Dumb Institution at Wash- 
ington Heights, New York. Mr. Camj)- 
b( ll is the son of the distinguished and 
tieceased missionary. Rev. R, Campbell, 
1). J)., of North India. 

Piiir,.vi Kr.i'iiiA, SejU,, l*-;67. 

,Mk. Editor: As I remember with real 
.satisfaction and pleasure the hours spent 
in your citj- among laborers in the Sab- 
bath-school cause, I am induced to make 
this cause the theme of my present letter, 
espei-iallj- as I will be able to give some 
items as to its progress in this region. 

I have, in a former letter, alluded to a 
State Convention held in this city a few 
weeks since to promote the cause, and T 
will now show something as to its work 
among us. This Convention formed itself 
into a State Association — among its plans 
for usefulness is that of holding, at vari- 
ous times and places what is termed an 
"Institute' (certainly a misnomer, as it 
gives no clear idea of what it is intended 
to effect.) The of these meetings 
was held a weefc-rt'two since in the upper 
part of our city— the second is held this 
week in the West Arch street Church on 
the 17th, 18th, and 19th inst. The inaug- 
urating or introductory- service was held 
on last Sabbath evening at the Horticul- 
tural Hall (occupied at present by the 
congregation of the Second Presbyterian 
Church), when a sermon was preached by 
the pastor, Rev. Dr. Beadle, on the sub- 
ject, Faithfulness to Children. His text 
\\:aa^Di ut. ^v^^jfn'; aft^rshoYing the 
dutj- as therein"?qiTessed, of parents to 
their children, he urged the necessity 
of carrj-ing this duty- .so as to take in all 
those who, bereft of parents, or having 
ungodly parents, were the genuine objects 
of christian care and instruction. This 
thought naturally led him to notice the 
establishment of Sabbath-schooLs, and he 
urged as necessary fbr the efficiency of 
tlie work and its final success, the three 
following propositions: The close and in- 
timate connection of the Sabbath-school 
with the church, co-operating for the best 
interests of both, and strengthening each 
other's hands in the great cause of chris- 
tian labor. Takingthe Bible as thegreat 
the only guide in every part of the studies 
of the schools, as well as in everything 
pertaining to the carrying out of the work 
to its completion. The absolute duty of 
teachers to use every effort, and to adopt 
every possible means to bi ing their schol- 
ars to know, love and acknowledge Jesus 
Christ as their ou\y Saviour and Re- 

The Hall was well filled, and I have no 
hesitation in saying that the rich and 
varied instruction, enforced as it \yas by 
the beautiful and apt illustrations, so pe 
culiar to thegifled speaker, fell with great 
eft'ect upon the ears and hearts of all 
present who were engaged in the great 
work, A strong hope was cherished that 
these inauguration services would draw 
down a rich blessiiiir from the (i i ver of all 
fro.Kl gifts ii)W|i the l^ii-llier, but i^it more 
im|)ortant ser\'ices of the en.suiiig week 
The Institute was opened at the West 
Arch Street Presbyterian Church on Tues- 
day evening. Matthew Newkirk, Esq., 
w-:'is in the (^I'air.' *The meeting was 
opened by reading the Scriptures, singing 
and prayer. An aildrcss was then de- 
livered by Dr. II. .\, Willitts, pastor of 
the church. His theme was, The gran 
deur of the Sabbath-school work, and the 
present means used for its advancement. 
He considered it one of the grandest 
schemes on record tor the e.Mension of the 
kingdom of Christ— excelling indeed, all 
others — the ])reachiiig of the Word alone 
exce])ted. The great auxiliaries of the 
work were the Holy Scriptures and the 
Holy Spirit, and .with these, what more 
could be asked, what more was needed? 
Armed with these, who could limit the 
amount of benefit that could be conferred 
on our fellow man. The promotion of 
spiritual interests was inevitable for 
aid is drawn from an inexhaustible 
fountain. The man attentive to his 
spiritual, must bo benefitted in all his 
tem])oral interests, and spiritual and tem- 
poral interests being combined will lead 
to such a life here that will insure an eter- 
nal interest in the life which is to come. 
In these interests are included the great 
moral and religious state of man, and 
with adjuncts such as these, how surely 
will the intellectual jiowers be enhanced 
and enlarged. In.(^eed, when wo consider 
the perennial fountain from which all the 
the streams of strengthening and refresh- 
ing power is derived, we can not but be 
assured that all things work together to 
make the perfect man for this world as 
well as for the world to come. The 
speaker alluded to the fact that all these 
great benefits were obtained from a youth- 
ful element. Tl^j voung are enlisted in 
the gr -at \\;ork,^n^ th us all the advan- 
tages of prestinc and fresh energies are 
thrown in. This invigorating the whole 
body is like infusing j-oiithf'ul life and 
vigor into a frame wearied and almost 
worn out hy the trials and troubles of the 
way. He closed his remarks by alluding 
to the work alreadj- done, and showed 
from this good beginning what a glorious 

and interesting to the children if persons 
could be found who would give the tim( 
and labor which have so evidently been 
bestowed ujion it by .Mr, Taylor, but therd 
I are .so few of suflicient capacity, who couh; 
be inducgd to do thhs, that it must be 
long time before the system can be sue 
ccssfullv carried out. Where it is possi 
ble, however, let the plan he introduce, 
and tested. 

The exercises of the evening weicclose  ', 
with the benediction, after " Our .Mission ' 
had been sung by Mr. Phillips. 

On Wednesday afternoon a service wn i 
held intended especially for children; th - 
large church was literally crowded evei', 
to the aisles, large numbers of adults be 
ing present also. Addresses were mad 
by Rev. Mr, Peltz, Taylor, BringhursI, 
and others, interspersed with singing by 
Mr. Phillips. The addresses were gen 
erally to the point, and the large audienc 
appeared to apjireciate the se'rviceej 
This meeting closed at 5 o'clock, Anoth ( 
er very large meeting was held at th ' 
same ])lace at 7i o'clock. After suitabi ' Mr. Ralph Wells, of New York, 
whose name is now rather familiar to th ; 
friends of Sabbath schools every-where 
gave a model lesson to an infant class oi 
about thirtj- children collected on th.', 
platfo.-m for the ]iur]iose. The whole ex 
erci.-.e oecupieil a full hour, was interest 
ii*g aud appeared to givegeneral satis,fac 
tion, hut I am constrained to s.-ty that » 
have seen infant class iiistrui tion given 
twenty- ye;irs ay;o, full\- .-is well calculateili 
to do good Uc\ . T. H. IJarnitz, o' 
Wheeling, \:\ .. I hen rnadi- an address oit 
City Mi.ssion Seiiools. The address tool* 
me back to lletinn: when all Sabbathi 
schools were Mission Schools, and whei  
every point of the address was well un 
derstood hy those who were at that timt 
engaged in thcw.irk. All the difficulties 
trials, discouragements, and glorious re 
suits were then familiar to the mind o 
teachers, and it was a fresh instance o 
history repeating itself. 1 may here tun 
the attention of yjur city readers to tin 
Mission Schools of Louisville m;iny year 
since — well ilo I remember them and al 
their eft'orts, and all their results. 

Professor Wickersham, State Superin 
tcndent of Common Schools in Pennsyl 
vania then made some extended remark, 
on the subject, "The Common School an(l 
the Sunday-school." He considered thaf 
they ou!,'Iit to be closely eoiineeted, an ( 
thought the latter liir behind the forme i 
in its organization, its ajqdiances, th | 
modes of teaching, and its general disci* 
pline, lie recommendeil that attentioi^ 
should be given to the subject, and every 
possible improvement be introduced speed • 
ily. There were strong objections U) 
two ))oints of his address. One was tlfi 
depreciation or ignoring the preaching oj 
the gospel, in compiirison with the teach, 
ing of the S;i^)b:illi school. Tl^ere waf-j 
he said, loo much of the former, too litj 
tie of the latter — certainly a jierniciou 
error. Another point, was the te:ichin; 
of the gos])el by sensuous objei-ls, III 
thought Sabbath-school rooms ought ti 
he sup])lied withevry thing that can at- 
tract — especially should ))ii tures be • 
prominent garniliire of the i)lace. Ala; 
lorllie cliiirch when this idea shall Ix 
fully carried out. Rome would be n^achcd 
\ y railroad sjieed. The meeting was: 
closed at lOiP, M. by the benediction. 

This aflerno'in and evening will be oc- 
cupied by various exercises :iiid addresses, 
but I have already occupied too much 
space, and I must omit them to be in time 
for your next issue. 1 can not, however, 
but remark (hat this whole meeting 01' 
the Institute has been a perfect success, 
so far as the large audience and the ap- 
parent appreciation of all the services was 

Yours truly, 

Y, N.S. 

For tho "Western Presbyterian. 

Letter from Brazil. 

Foi- Iho Western Presbyterian. 
Union Industrial Mission Schools. 

Two of these schools, for the benefit of 
poor little girls, will commence operation 
in a few days. One will bo opened in the 
basement of the Hancock Street Prosbj-- 
teriau Church, on Saturday- morning, the 
28th of Sept. The other w-ill commence 
in the College building on Ninth and 
Chestnut, the Saturday following, the 
first Saturday of October. Both will oc- 
cupy the morning hours, from 10 to 12. 

J. M. Sado. 
Gi.t» Missionary . 

consummation might be expected. Ho 
exhorted all present to join in and aid 
the great cause, with the assurance that 
no other means had ever been, or could 
ever be ordained which would as cfTectu- 
ally exten l the kin^gdom of our Lord and 
of His Christ. A hymn was then sung 
by Mr, Phillips; after this an address on 
the subject of adult classes in Sunday- 
schools was made by Mr, Peltz, of the 
Baptist Church, in which many^ good 
things were said, and many- useful hints 
thrown out, but in which also many- idea* 
were suggested that were not at all feasi- 
ble, and indeed almost impossible to be 
carried out. 

After singing again, Rev. Alfred Tay- 
lor, Secretary- of the Association, gave a 
lecture on the use of the blackboard in 
Sabbath-schools, and exhibited a practi- 
cal illustration of the whole plan. In this 
also were many excellent suggestions, but 
until a dift'erent class of conductors and 
teachers were introduced into the schools 
the ]ilan is imjiracticable as a g43neral 
system. It mi;rht be made instructive 

Rio dk Janeiro, Hrazil, ■» 
August 'iift, 1SG7. / 

Dear Bro. Ai.i.e.n-: In accordance with 
the promise I made many fricJiids, I will 
send you a brief account of my- voy-age to 
Brazil, for the columns of your paper, and 
if you find that your subscribers read 
news from the sunny land of the "South- 
ern Cross," I will from time to time send 
you such narratives of the missionary 
work as the encouragements of Divine 
Providence may- enable ine to give, trust- 
ing that in this way an interest may be 
aroused among our churches there in be- 
half of the Work in this country. 

On the 22d of July, at 3 o'clock, r. m,, 
the good steamer "North America" lifted 
anchorand sailed from pier No. 48, North , 
River, As the shades of evening were 
falling around us, it was told us we were 
ofl' Sandy Hook, and at the same time 
and place, I felt the approach of that ene- 
my- of all young voyagers — sea sickness, 
which continued with greater or less se- 
verity- through the entire voyage. No 
one can form any- conception of this ill- 
ness from the accounts given in books, 
and therefore I will not attiMupt the hope- 
less task. The only fit compari,son is the 
unquenched thirst of Tantalus, in the 
m'dst of the rcfresing stream, and the 
hunger ofa starving man in the midst of 
plenty. It is tantalizing in the extreme. 
It marred my pleasure very much, but I 
endeavored to bear up as well as I could. 
I could not preach on deck, but held one 
religious service, at which the cabin pas- 
sengers w-ere present, I exjiected to 
])reacli every- Sabbath twice, but found it 
inexpedient under all the circumstances- 
During the voyage of twenty-eight days 
we read the gosptd of Matthew, the Pas- 
toral Epistles, the Epistles of James and 
Hebrews, and the Book of Psalms, 

I was very- much interested in noticing 
the frequent reference in the Scriptures, 
and especially- in the Psalms, to a sea- 
faring life; and thousrht often what a 
grand sermon might be and ought to be 
preacheU here on the bosom of the mighty- 
deep. Here is food for thought on every 
hand We are on a voy-age ; life is a 
voy-age. We are under the guidunte of 

the captain of this vessel; the christian is 
under the watchful eye of the "Captain 
of salvation," etc. 

Such old hy-mns, dear to memory, as 
'■When for eternal worlds we steer," and 
those beautiful Sunday-school hymns, 
"The gospel ship is sailing,"and "We are 
joy-ously voy-aging over the main. 
Bound for the ever green shore," etc, 
were frequently- present to my mind, I 
may mention that my "better half" was 
not troubled at all with sea-sickness, but 
had excellent health all the way, 

AVe were treated with the utmost re- 
spect by all the pas,sengers, with whom 
we soon became acquainted, and who 
manifested a lively interest in us at once. 
The passengers numbered in all, cabin 
and steerage, about one hundred and fifty, 
of whom there were one hundred and 
fourteen emigrants, some from the South, 
and some from New York, 

The ruisine of the shi]  was very good, 
and in all respects it was well appointed. 
Our cabin was a gem ofa place, and had 
it not been for the aforesaid sickness, I 
would have been as happy as possible, it 
being moonshine all the time. But our 
lives are "bitter sweet" at best. 

Tuesday, July 28d, we touched the 
Gulf Stream, and h:id a heavy swell, 
which prostrated most of the passengers. 
Some recovered in a day- or two, and 
some weri^ sick the rest of, the voyage. 
Monday, July 20th, we reached the first 
land, the Island of St. TJioinas, belonging 
to Deiimai-k, where Bluebeard's Tower is 
shown, and where S:inla Anna has resided 
for several years. I went ashore to mail 
some letters, and had my lirst impressions 
of tropical life. It has the finest harbor 
in (he world, ai'.l is 11 beautiful city of 
about twelve thou.sand inhabitants. The 
island is celebi-ated as a free port, and 
])assengers usua'ly purchase many arti- 
cles here. A friend of mine. Col. R. A, 
Stewart, of Baton Rouge, made me some 
nice presents here, among which was a 
fine silk umbrella ; as you are aware, all 
gentlemen in the tropics carry- these 
shades constantly. 

Wednesday. July, we arrived at 
the Island of .Martinique — another one of 
the West Indies. This is a beautiful 
island also, about eighteen by fifteen miles 
in extent. It is defended by a very strong 
Fortress, and the capital. Port do France, 
is no mean city-. 1 here went ashore to 
make some ])urchases; but could find 
none who sjioke the • Ingles,'' The island 
belongs to France, and everything is, es- 
sentially-, French, Here the beautiful and 
unfortunate Josephine was born; and in 
the centre of the city- is the Plaza, adorned 
by- mango trees, and a beautiful statue of 

But time will not allow me now to enter 
into details, August Ist we came to the 
Island of Barbadoes. Wednesday, Aug. 
7th, we arrived at the ci^y of Para, Brazil. 
August 14(h, at Pernambiico; Aug. 16th, 
at Babia, and .Vug. lOlh, at Rio de Janeiro, 
about six thonsaiid miles from New York. 

My space is exhausted, and I must re- 
serve for the next steamer, Sept. 24th, the 
remainder of what I hope w-ill prove to 
y-ourself and the readers of tho Western 
Presbyterian, a pleasant correspondence. 

II. W. McKee. 

the Session above-named to procure such 
supplies as they may be able until our 
next stated meeting. 

3. Eev. G, W. Coons is hereby appoint- 
ed to preach in the Paris Church on the 
third Sabbath in October, and to declare 
that ])ulpit vacant. 

4. Ordered, that these resolutions bo 
read from the pulpit of the Paris Church 
on the coming Sabbath, October 15th. 

The commissioners to the General As- 
sembly gave an interesting verbal report. 
Presbytery approved their diligence and 
expressed gratification with their entire 

Mr, Jas. McClure, a member of Critten- 
den Church, was taken under our care as 
a candidate for the gospel ministry. 

Rev. J. P, Uendrick was; appointed a 
member of the Committee on Domestic 
Missions, in place of Elder C, A.Marshall 

Presbytery resolved to hold an ad- 
journed meeting at Covington during tho 
sittings of Synod, to which meeting the 
whole subject of Re-union was referred. 

Presbytery enjoined upon the churches 
under its care to observe the] last Thurs- 
day of February as a day of prayer for 
the youth in schools and colleges, and to 
take up the usual collection on the first 
."^aturd.iy in march, in accordance with 
the recommendation of the A.ssembly. 

Maysville was chosen as the place of 
next regular spring meeting, and the sec- 
ond Friday in .\pril as the time. 

The following supplies were ordered : 

Grcenupsburg, W. C, Condit; Greenup 
Union, W. C, Condit; Moorefield, J. P, 
Hendrick ; Pleasant Ridge, H, P. Thomp- 
son; Sharpsburg, T. H. Urmston ; New 
Hope, J. P, Hendrick ; Ebenezer, G. W. 
Coons; Yanceburg, J. P. Hendrick, It 
is not a little gratifying to state that even 
in the process of division not an unkind 
word was uttered, but all was marked by 
dignified and christian courtesy, and thus 
to those withont a fine example was fur- 
nished of christian moderation and for- 

J. F, Hendy, Stated Clerk. 

For the 'Western Presbyterian, 

Presbytery of Ebenezer. 

The Presbytery of Ebenezer met in 
Falmouth Ky-., September lOtli, and was 
opened with a sermon by- Rev. J. F. Hen- 
dy, the last Moderator, The entire roll 
was called, in accordance with the orders 
of the last Assembly-, but as none of those 
who had signed the Declaration and Tes- 
timony, or had acted with the unlawful 
organizations, expressed a desire to con- 
form with the orders of the Assembly 
touching the case, their names were not, 
in consequence, enrolled. Four ministers 
anil four elders came within the provis- 
ions of this act: Revs, D, O. Davies, H, 
M. Scudder, J, D. McClintock, and B, .M. 
Hohsuii, together with ruling elders Wm, 
Carlisle, Wm. E. Ilud.son, \.}\. Kenney, 
and David Brooks. These brethren, to- 
gether with Rev. J. J'i. Spilmaii, Rev, J, 
M, Evans, Elders C, A, Marshall, W, T. 
Po;ige, P, W. Howe, andJZ, M, Laysoii, 
remained alter the adjournment of the 
Presby-tery- on the first night, and consti- 
tuted a body which they called the Pres- 
bytery- of Ebenezer, The regular Pres- 
bytery proceeded with its business on tho 
following day-, the independent body also 
sitting in another part of town. 

Rev, R, F. Caldwell •was dismissed to 
unite with the Presby tery- of, Crawfords- 
ville. The same brother resigned his 
office as StJited Clerk of this Presby tery, 
and Rev, J. F, Hendy- was elected to fill 
the vacancy-. 

Rev. J, P. Hendrick, Rev, G, W, Coons, 
and Elder J. L, Walker were appointed a 
committee to prc))are and issue a pastoral 
address to the churches un ler care of 

In reply- to an overture from the .Ses- 
sion of the Paris Church, the following 
minute was unanimously- adopted : 

1, Inasmuch as some hitherto elders of 
that church havi; acted and do now act 
■with organizations declared by- the Gen- 
eral Assembly unlatvftil, and thus have 
by their own act placed themselves out of 
connection with our church, Presby-tery 
hereby recognizes h. P. Smith, J. R. 
Thornton, and J, L, Walker, .as the only 
true and lawful elders in the Paris Pres- 
byterian Church, And we enjoin upon 
all the members of that church to yield to 
these brethren all duo and proper obedi- 
ence as the regularly constituted Session 
of that chiirch. 

2. Inasmuch as Rev, D. O. Davies, hith- 
erto the pastor of that church, has con- 
tinued to act and does now act with or- j can only look to the liberality of the 
ganizations declared by the General As- | churches. The small balance in the trea 
sembly unlawful, and thus by his own act ' sury, was exhausted in June, and since 
has placed himself out of connection with that lime ail contributions have been used 
this Presbytery, and severed his relation j as soon as they come to the treasury. At 
as pastor to that church, Presbytery j one time the Committee were in debt to 
therefore declares the jmlpit of the Paris j the missionaries over $1,700, These mis- 
Church vacant, and hereby authorizes j sionaries have all been paid to Sept, Ist, 

For the Western Presbyterian, 

To Pastors and Members of Synod. 

Dear Brethren: It will be borne in 
mind by pastors and sessions that the Gen- 
eral Assembly- has appointed a collection 
to be taken on the 1st Sabbath of Octo- 
ber, in behalf of the work among the 
freedmen. As the time approaches, the 
Assembly's Committee intensely desire 
that this cause shall be pressed home to 
the hearts of the christians of our com- 
mnnion. The injunction of the Assembly 
to the churches delinquent last yi ur lo 
take a collection for the freedmen on, or 
near the 2nd Sabbath of July was unheed- 
ed by all but a very few. No doiii.t one 
reason for this failure, was from the tact 
that the appeal in Jsehalf of the great for- 
eign fields came about the same time. 
The hope of the Committee now is, that 
Synods will take up this great cause, ^md 
require pastors to urge it upon their" 
churches, and see that an opportunity is 
speedily- aftorded their people to give it 
their supjiort. 

If the special eHort made by the chil- 
ilrcn to j)ay- the debt of the Foreign Board 
should put this cause out of mind at tho 
time ap))ointed by the Assembly-, we trust 
its great necessity- will speedily- come to 
mind again, and that it will not be neg- 
lected. These necessities, as well as tho 
encouragement to increased elforts, and 
enlarged work among the freedmen will 
appear from the following facts: 

The Assembly's Committee have now 
in the field 110 laborers, viz: 19 ministers, 
8 licentiates, 10 catechists, and 82 teach- 
ers. They- have oaschocjis, and 40 church- 
es almost entirely depeiulent upon them 
for thetnpportof the jiastors and teach- 
ers. They have 2(  houses of worship in 
process of erection, all of which are being 
rapidly pushed toward completion before 
cold weather shall interfere with tho out- 
door worship of the congregations. By 
a special agreement with the Board of 
Church Extension these houses are to bo 
completed free of debt or encumbrance. 

Opportunities for new organizations aro 
miiltiply-ing in evei-y ilirection. Scattered 
christians, hearing of the success of their 
brethren, are gathering hero and there, 
and invite the missionaries to help them. 
School houses are built in many^ places bv 
thc freedmen, and ])art of the salary- of a 
teacher contribuleil, and appeals come to 
us to send them a teacher and furnish the 
deficit of support. God has graciously 
poured out his Spirit upon many of the 
churches, and gladened the hearts of tho 
toiling missionaries. The work has in- 
creased on their hands, and they beg for 
help to gather in the Lord's harvest of 

There has been more success in this 
great mission in all parts of the field than 
ever before. The freedmen are doing 
more themselves than they have ever done 
in the planting of the church and school. 
Eight young men from the Lincoln Vn'x- 
versity went out last .Tunc and spent their 
vacation,cstablishingand teaching schools 
supported entirely by the freedmen, ;ind 
some of the teachers have succeeded in 
preparing a number of their pupils to 
teach, in a humble way-, in neighboring 
coininnnitie.s — thus we are already- enjoy-- 
ing tho first fruits of our labors in this 
direction. Every church must have a 
school, and it is hopeless to attempt to 
send teachers from the north for .■ill of 
them; but we already see light beainioL' 
upon the path of the laborers, light enougii 
lo assure us that teachers, as well as cat- 
echists and ministers can be raised up 
from among the freedmen themselves. 
To meet the demands of this whole field 


and there is now nothing in the tkea- 


Will any cliurth, will any christian re- 
fuse to help us give the gospel to the free I- 
men when the opportunity is offered and 
pressed by such success and demands? 
We do not believe it, and we beg that the 
opportunity maj- bo afforded speedily in 
all the churches as the Assembly has di- 

Your servant in Christ, 

S. C. LooAN. Sec. C. F. 

For the Westorn Presbyteriiin. 

Presbytery of West Lexington. 

This Presbytery met in Frankfort, Ky., 
on the lOt'i of Sept. 1867, and was opened 
with a sermon by the Moderator, S. 
Yerkes. There were ten members pres- 
.•nt, three of whom were ministers. Dr. 

kinridgc was not able to attend. Dr. 
Yerkes was re-elected Moderator. K.J. 
Breckinridge, S. Yerkes, J. B. Temple, 
and I. W. Scott were appointed to attend 
tl. Convention on closer union of the 
Presbyterian churches iu the United 
States," ealled by the Reformed Presby- 
torihn Church, to be held in Philadelphia 
on the 6th of November, 1867. 

Presbytery a ljourned from Frankfort 
to Lexington, and was in session in the 
2iul Church, from Sept. 17tli. at 3 oVlock 
P. M., until the inoniing of the lOlh inst. 
when it adjourne(J to meet at the call of 
the Moderator in Covington, during the 

oi' ns of Synod. In the matter of the 
2nd Church, Lexington, the Presbytery 
adopted the following as its final minute 
in the case. It was a most painful duty 
which was performed with great deliber- 
ation and tenderness, and solemnity. A 
division was inevitable, and a petition for 
a dissolution of the pastoral relation 
which had been circulated on that morn- 
ing up to 12 oclock M., came to assigned 
by 59 persons, among whom was some of 
the most aged and venerable in that 
church. There was no bitterness or 
wrath. No unseemly reflections were 
cast upon anybody — not an unkind word 
was spoken ; but in deep sorrow the Pres- 
bj'tery passed the minute, which is: 

"At a meeting of this Presbyter3-,held 
in Cynthiana, Sept. 11th and 12th, 18C(!, 
a division was made upon the question of 
obedience to the IJeneral Assembly,which 
our standards say 'is the highest judica- 
tory of the Presbyterian Church;' and 
every minister, at his ordination, solemn- 
ly declares that he approves of the gov- 
ernment and discipline of the Presb^-teri- 
an Church in these United States, and 
promises subjection to his brethren in the 
Lord. (Form Gov't, chap, xv, § 12.) 
The Rev. R. G. Brank, the pastor of this' 
Second Presbyterian Church in Lexing- 
ton, Ky., sided with and organized with 
those who were not willing to obey the 
Assembly. On the 10th of" October",! 86(5, 
the Synod of Kentucky met and was di 
vided on the same question of obedience 
to the Assembly, and the said pastor and 
Ruling Elder, I. C. Yanmeter, of said 
church, were organized into and acted 
with tiie portion of the Synod tliatopen- 
1\- disobeyed the Assembij'. Under an 
(Miiragement made soon after this, in Oc- 

' ■ 1806, at a meeting of certain lead- 
ing; [luisons in this said Second Church, 
with the pastor and each other, ho re- 
frained from sitting in the body organized 
in hostility to the Assembly, and the 
church was not represented in either 
body claiming to be West Lexington 
Presbytery. By limitation, the agree- 
ment lasted only until the meeting of the 
Assembly of 1867. Both these bodies 
claiming to be the Presb3-tery, however, 
sent commissioners to the Assembly, and 
submitted their papers and claims, and 
supported theni in argument upon the 
floor of the Assembly itself; and the As- 
sembly, ailer lengthy discussion and pa- 
tient hearing, recognized this Presbyter}- 
and directed that it should be respected 
and obeyed as the (rue and onlj^ lawful 
West Ijexington Presbj'tery,and declared 
that the other is in no sense a true and 
lawful Presbytery in connection with and 
under the care and authority ol the Gen- 
eral Assembly of llu: Presbj-teriaii Church 
in the United States of America; and so 
also they decidcil between the two bodies 
claiming to be the Synoil of Kentucky, 
recognizing the one which we recognize 
ami obey., as well as our Presb3-terj', by a 
vote of 261 to 4. Notwithstanding all 
this, on the 2~th of .June, 1867, the self- 
sl3'led S}-nod of Iventueky met in this 
city,, and acted in defiance of this author- 
ity and adjudication, and Mr. I. C. Van 
meter, a Ruling Elder of this church, 
met and acted with them. Now the Gen- 
eral Assembly asserts its own and our ju- 
risdiction over all the ministers, churches, 
licentiates and candidates within the 
bounds of West Lexington Presbj-tcry, 
and directed all these ministers and 
churches to answer at the calling of the 
roll, at the late regular meeting of this 
Prcsbj'tery which was held at Frankfort, 
on the Kith inst., at 7A o'clock, P. M. 
The entire roll was called, hut Mr. Braiilc 
did not answer. It was called again at 
this meeting, and he did not answer. And 
the Assembly orders* that every minister 
and ciiarch which does not answer either 
then or at the regular spring meeting of 
Presbj'terj', shall be considered and 
treated as hy its own act, out of our con 
nection. The self-styled West Lcxing 
ton Prcsb3'tery persisting in its i-ebellioii, 
met on the 6th inst., at Walnut Hill 
Church, and this Presb3'ter3- finds its au- 
thorit}' set atnaught b3'a bold and defiant 
schism, now in full progress, b}- which 
the Second Church, Lexington, is seri- 
oush" affected, and in it — having in said 
church its head and strength in the pas- 
tor, the Rev. R. G. Brank — seeks to hon- 
or itself through the most ])owerful con- 
gregation in our bounds, and through its 
example lead the smaller churches into a 
criminal sufferance of, if not into open 
participation in, a wicked schism, which 
ib witlv)ut a parallel in the history of the 
church, and without foundation in our 
standards, and the Word of God, but well 
calculated to inflame the passions of the 
people, and to bring division and distress 
upon most of our churches. This Pres- 
byteiy has learned through official papers 
recorded on its minutes and from olKcial 
persons on its own floor, and now by for- 
mal papers, and in the most gratifying 
and satisfaclor3' manner, that there is a 
ver3' powerful bod^- of persons in thi.s 
congregation, including half its session, 
viz: W. II. Rainey, I. VV. Scott, and R .S. 
Williams, who adhere to the Assembly- 
and to us, recognizing our jurisdiction 
and being as formally as ))ossiblc repre- 
sented here, and who are not willing to 
be counted and used for the purposes of 
schism, under any pretext whatever. 
Presb3-tor3' has also learned in t he same 
manner that Mr. Brank and the other 
half of tlie session, viz.: J). Bell, G. B. 
Kinkeadand I. C. Vanmeter, supported 
by Jthe jother jjowerlul portion of th» 

church, formall}' and persistentlj- refuse 
to recognize this as West Lexington Pres- 
b3'ter3' or to be represented in it; the 
whole tendenc3' of which is, to counte- 
nance and foster schism, which is sinful, 
and which the other portion do not feel 
at libertj- to even seem to countenance or 

As the General did, in a most solemn 
act of adjudication, recognize us as the 
true and onl3' Presbyter}- of West Lex- 
ington, who are a minorit3' of the num- 
bers that once composed it; so we, at a 
former meeting, held July 27th, 1867,rcc- 
ognized half the session and those of the 
chureli who adhered to the Assembly, 
through them and us, as the true Second 
Presb3-terian Church of Lexington, and 
gave their representative a seat in this 
Presbyter}'; and repeated the same rec- 
ognition on the 10th inst.. their represen- 
tative being now on this floor. Presby- ' 
tery did also formally serve a full and ! 
fair, and timely notice of its coming here 
at this time, and of its in coming, 
upon the pastor and eacll individual 
member of this session, and publicly, on 
last Sabbath, upon the a.ssembled congre- 
gation, and 3-esterday did cite the pastor. 
Rev. R. G. Brank, jiersonally to appear 
here at this hour, which citation he re- 
fuses to obey. Claiming its juri.sdiction 
over this church and this pastor; after 
faithful investigation and mature deliber- 
ation, studying the peace, purit}' and 
unity of the church, and respecting ine 
consciences of the office-bearers and peo- 
ple of this church who adhere to the As- 
sembly, and petition to be delivered from 
the rule of this pastor and those elders 
who refuse to recognize the authorit}- of 
the Assembl3-.and this Presb3-ter3-, which 
the}- believe to be called of God to rule 
over them. Presb3'ter}- here repeats its 
recognition of that portion of the session 
which unites with Mr. I. W. Scott in 
adhering to the General Assembly, viz.: 
I. W. Scott, W. II. Rainey, and S. R. 
Williams, and the portion of the church 
and congregation that co-operates with 
him and his brother elders, or who may 
hereafter co-operate therein; and the}- 
are hereb}' again recognized and accejjted 
as the true and onl}- Second Presb3'terian 
Church in Lexington, K3-., to all intents 
and purpises, and no other body of per- 
sons is recognized b3- this Presby ter3- as 
the Second Pre8b}-terian Church of Lex- 
ington. And further: this I'i-esb3-ter3-, 
while it recognizes Mr. Brank's right, 
under the action of the last Assembl3-. to 
take his seat in this Presbytery, in the 
wa3- laid down bv the As8embl3-. and 
hereb3- expresses its so to re- 
ceive his application, does not judge that 
it "will be profitable ' to "the spiritual 
interests vt' this church, that he shoulil 
longer hold the jiastoral office in this con- 
gregation, upon which ground alone, ac- 
cording to our standards, he was calle l 
by it and installed over it. Therefore. in 
view of the w-hole case, if it has not been 
alread}- done by his own acts, or by our 
former acts of recognition. Presbyter}- 
does now and hereby dissolve the ])asto- 
ral relation existing between Rev. R. G. 
Brank and the Second Presb3-terian 
Church of Lexington ; and does Iiereb3-, 
and now, declare the pulpit vacant; and 
enjoin u])on all the members of saicl Sec 
Olid Church to recognize, and respect and 
obey I. \y Scott, \V. II. Rainey, and S. 
R. Williams, as the3- promised at their 
ordination, as the 011I3- recognized elder- 
slii]) of said Second Church ; and all per- 
sons formerl3- members or ruling elders 
of this church, who signify to this session 
their desire to adhere under this act, shall 
be recognized as sustaining the same rc 
iation to the church which the}' sustiyned 
bcrtn-e its passage." 

The following also of general interest, 
were adopted : 


"The Committee on the Minutes of the 
(rcncral Assemhl3- ivould report the fol- 
lowing, as calling for the attention of 
Presb3-tery at this time. 


1st. The injunctions of the Assembl}- in 
regard to sup])orting the Jioards of the 
church, and contributing liberally and 
systematically to every agency of the 
cinlrch, ought to be observed by the 
churches within our bounds, and Presby- 
tery hereb}- urges every church Session 
to see that contributions bo made, during 
the ecclesiastical vear, to the vai-ious 
Boards, according to the plan propo.'jc'd 
by the General As.sembly, so far as is 


2d. In regard to the re-union of the 
Old and New School churches. Presby- 
tery is of the opinion that organic union 
is only desirable, and c-m only be prop- 
erly consummated when there is unity of 
faith. AVhcn an3- particular individual or 
congregation of the New School, oi' aM3- 
other denomination, attains to oneness of 
faith with us, the basis of union is alread3- 
provided in our standards, and there need 
be no other, or new terms made to suit 
the case. 

The plan, therefore, that this Presb3-- 
tery would ])rcfer, is that by which all 
ministers and churches find themselves in 
connection with the Old School Presby- 
terian Church. This plan is easily adopt- 
ed, and will be readiU accepted, when the 
timecomes for a substantial, real, and prof- 
itable union. And without further remark 
this Presbytery contents itself with en- 
tering its solemn protest against the con- 
summation of this measure upon the basis 
presented by the joint committee of the 
two Assemblies, as fraught with evil to 
the peace and unity of the church, and as 
destructive to our distinctive testimony 
on christian doctrine, church polity, and 
theological training. 


3d. On page 319, the Assembly enjoins 
on pastors and Sessions to supervise the 
reading matter in Sabbath-schools, and to 
see that preference be given to the publi- 
cations of our Board. 


On page 349 Presbytery is enjoined to 
ascertain the number of unbaptizod chil- 
dren of members of the church. On page 
361, on the subject of Sabbath-schools, 
Presbytery is required to see that "these 
principles are carried out." See minutes 
in loco." 

The Committee on Supplies reported 
the following rc^solutions, which were 
adopted, to-wit : 

" Resolved, 1. That this Presbytery feels 
it to be its duty, so far as it is able, to 
have the gospel preached in all the va- 
cancies witbin its bounds, andjwith special 
tenderness to look after those who, in 
small churches that were never able to 
su] [)ort pastors, arc now, by reason ol 
schism, less able than ev !r ; but who, 
under great difficulties and with becom- 
ing faithfulness, stand true in the midst 
of much defection. 

Jicsolred, 2. That to the accom])lish- 
ment of this end, Presbytery needs at least 
two more ministers, whose whole time 
should be devoted to the missionary work 
in our bounds, ])a.ssing from place to place 
at stated periods, and preaching the gos- 
pel and comforting the hearts of lliesc 
scattered and alllicled brethren. 

Resolved, 3. That R. J. Brcckiuridgo 

and S. Yerkes, or either of them, is here- 
by appointed a committee with powers to 
confer witli the Board of Domestic Mi.s 
sions at Philadelphia, as best they can, 
and seek and procure such aid as the 
Board can furnish; and agree with it in 
regard to such men as we need. 

Resolved, 4. That in the meanwhile wo 
exhort our people to be earnest in prnyer 
to the Lord of the harvest for more la- 
borers; to be faithful in family religion, 
instructing their children, and in edifying 
one another; and in contributing of their 
means as God has prospered them, to the 
support of the Board of which we ask this 

The Second Presbyterian Church, Lex- 
ington, was chosen as the place, and Tues- 
day before the second Sabbath in April, 
1868, at 7i o'clock, p. m.. as the time for 
the next regular spring meeting. 

J. K. Lyle, Stated Clerk. 

The Crawfordsville Presbytery. 

Met at West Lebanon, Warren County, 
on the 13th inst. The attendance of el- 
ders was large. The large attendance of 
thecommunity where the sessions of Pres- 
b3-ter3- was held, manifested much inter- 
est in the business of this church court. 
The records of the sessional or congrega- 
tional courts were reviewed b3' the Pres- 
byter3- and reports received from all the 
ministers of the Presbytery of the amount 
of missionary work each had performed. 
Upon the question of re union an ani- 
mated and protracted«iliscussion occurred 
and the following ])aper was submitted 
b3- the Eev. Geo. Morrison, and ])assed 
by the Presb3-tery as expressive of its 
mind : 


In view of the action of the General 
Assembh' in publishing the terms of re- 
union jtrepared by the Joint Committee 
for the deliberate examination of the 
churches, this Presb3-ter3-, having, at its 
spring meeting, forniall3' declared its 
views, contents itself now with express- 
ing the desire, 

1. That an organic union of our church 
with the other branch, on the basis of an 
explicitl3' defined and mutually under- 
stood agreement on all questions of doc- 
trine, order and polity, should be efl'ected. 

2. And with recording its solemn con- 
viction that (in theabscnce  d' an express 
statement of the sense in which we are 
to interpret the Confession of Faith and 
the Catechisms, on all doctrines which 
have been differently understood and 
taught by the Old and New School 
branches of the Presbyterian Church) 
we have not in the basis now submitted 
hy the Joint Committee the m'rfe/ice of an 
agreement, such as would make the con- 
templated union practicable. 

3. Conscientiously judging, therefore, 
this whole question of organic union, as 
submitted to us, this Presbytery records 
its conviction that such a declaration by 
the Joint Committee, upon jioints of doc- 
triiieand govcrnnjent.i.? neressanj to secure 
the consummation of the ))roj)osed union, 
as a union calculated to promote, (as we 
desire it should) the peace, the purity, 
and the extension of the church. 

4. That a copy of this paper,subscribed 
by the stated clerk, be forthwith trans- 
mitted to the Chairman of the Joint Com- 
mittee on Re-union. ■ 



On till- subject of the college the fol- 
lowing action was taken: 

Resolved, In view of the anticipated 
meetings of the two Synods of Indiauiint. 
1ndiana))olis, to consult touching the in- 
terests of Hanover College, that it is the 
judgment and desire of this Presb3'tery 
that the election of a President of the 
College be deferred until alter the meet- 
ing of the Synods in October, and that 
this resolution be communicated by the 
stated clerk to the Board ol' Trustees. 

All the ministers and in the cise of va- 
cant churches, the sessions, of all the 
churches w-ithin our bounds were ordered 
by the Presliytery to make special cfVorts 
and take ujt collections on theseeond Sah- 
hath in Ortolter for the Board of Foreign 
Missions, and on the first Sabbath of No- 
vember tor the Board of Domestic Mis- 
sions. In case this can not be done at 
the time designated it is ordered to be 
done before, or as soon thereafter as pos- 
sible, and the same to be reported to the 
Chairniaii of the Standing Committee on 
Missions, the Rev. Geo. Morrison. of Terre 

The stated clerk was ordered by the 
Presbyter}- to notify the stated clerk of 
the General Assembly that this Presb}'- 
tery has adopted and put into execution, 
as far as is now possible, the plan touch- 
ing unemployed ministersand vaennt ehurehes 
recommended to the last Assembly b}- the 
venerable Dr. Elliott. Bro. AVilliams was 
received from the Presb3-terv of Palestine. 
Two other ministers were permitted to 
labor in our bounds, and Bro. Crowe, for 
twelve 3-oars connected with this Presby- 
tery, as one of our most esteemed breth- 
ren, was dismissed to the New Alban3- 
Presbyter3-. The importance of the a])- 
proaeliing meeting of S3 iiod at Indian- 
a|)olis makes it proper th.-it all our 
churches slxnild bo rejiresented in that 

R. Garvin, Clerk. 


Flection of Ruling Elders and Dea- 
cons IN THE Chestnut Street Church. — 
On last Sabbath, at 2^ P. M., a congrega- 
tional meeting was held in the Chestnut 
Street Presbyterian Church in this city 
for the purpose of electing additional 
Ruling Elders and Deacon. Four elders 
were elected, viz. : Edgar Needbam, Law- 
rence Richardson, Wm. Muir, and James 
Davidson. Six Deacons were elected 
viz.: Frank Pope, E. II. Vernon, Robert 
Atwood, J. S. Speed, 11. C. Warren, and 
Wm. Richardson. On motion, after the 
vote was announced, the congregation 
declared Elders and Deacons unanimous- 
ly elected. The church is nowrcpresented 
by eight Elders and seven Deacons. 

The Rev. George W. Sheldon, for the 
last two years tutor in Princeton College, 
New Jersey, has declined the Professor- 
ship of t4reek in Miami University, Ohio, 
having been appointed Instructor in He- 
brew in the Union Theological Seminary 
in New- York City. 

Deok'atio.v. — The Central Presbyteri- 
an Church, Lima, ()hio, was dedicated on 
Salibath, the Stii inst. The Piev. K. Er- 
skine, of Chicago, Illinois, preacheJ the 
sermon at the dedication. The church 
was declared free of debt, and the hearts 
of pastor (Uev. T. P. Johnston) and pco- 
])le were greatly rejoiced. 

The Rev. W. W. Campbell, late of 
Washington City, has taken charge of 
the Second Presbyterian Church, Nash 
ville, Tennessee. His address is changed 
to Nashville, Ti^nnessee. 

The Uev. R. II. Van Pelt has rcceivcil 
a call from the Saiiganiou Church, 111. 

The Rev. J. L. Matthews has been in- 
vited to take charge of the Presbyterian 
Church at Jacksonville, III., lately under 
tiie pastoral care of the Rev. R. W.Allen. 
This congregation propose an earnest 
eflbrt for the erection of a new and com- 
modious house of worshi]). 

The Old School Presbyterian Church 
at Bloomington,TII.,has made outa unan- 
imous call for the Rev. W. L. Rabe, M. D. 
Mr. Rabe has been supplying the church 
for nearly two years. 

New Organizations. — A church has 
been organized at St. Mary's, Pa., con- 
sisting of some twenty members. Another 
has been organized at Emporium, Pa., 
consisting of eight members. 

The Presbytery of Fort Wayne, at its 
recent meeting, dissolved the pastoral re- 
lation between Rev. S. V. McKee and the 
church at Kendelville. 

The Re/. A. Y. Moore, of Crown Point, 
Ind., has received a call from the church 
at Muncy, Ind. This call it is understood 
he will accept. _«r ' 

The Rev. Henry Branch, of Port De- 
posit, Maryland, has received a unanimous 
call to the First Church _in Wilmington, 
Delaware. ' 

The Rev. Isaac W. Atherton, of theCe- 
dar Rapids Presbyterv, Iowa, of the oth- 
er branch, was received by the Presbyte- 
ry of Chillicothe at its late meeting. 

Center College— Board of Trustees. 

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center 
College, called hj- order of the Chairman, Rev. E. 
P. Humphrey, D. D., uii! i|f i t.l-! • Covington 
on Thursday, Oct. lOth, Isi^HPTcTclo. k, p. M. 

D. Beatty, Sec. 

Presbyteiy of Louisville. 

The Presbytery of Louisville will hold its regu- 
lar fall meeting in the College Street Church, 
Loul.sville, on the fir.«t Tuesday of October next, 

at 7J o'clock, p. M. 

.Ions S. Hays, Stated Clerk. 

Synod of Kentucky, 

By an order of the Inst^General Assembly the 
Synod of Kentucky will meet in Covington on the 
second Wednesday in October next, at 7 o'clock, 
p. M. S. S. McRohert.s, 

Stated Clerk. 

Palestine Presbytery. 

Palestine Presbytery will meet in Pleasant 
Prairie Church, at 7J o'clock, p. m., Monday, the 
7th of October. Tax on each church, .ID cents. 
Conveyances will be ready at Charleston for 
members going by railroad. 

H. I. Venable, S. C. 

Presbyteiy of 'Vincennes. 

The Presbytery of Yinccnnes will meet in Sul- 
livan, on October 8th, at half past 2 o cloi-k, r. M. 

F. R. Morton-, S. C. 

Presbytery of Lafayette. 


The I'resbyterj- of Lafayette will hold its regu- 
lar fall meeting in the Presbyterian Church at 
Pleasant Hill, Mo., on Friday, the 4th day of 
October next, at 6 o'clock, P. M. 

Gkorok Fraskr, Stated Clerk. 

Synod of Sandusky. 

The Synod of Sandusky will meet on Thursday, 
October 10yl867, at 7 o'cipck, ''jgL in ColiimVus 
Grove, Ohio, between Linta ana Toledo. 


Stated Clerk. 

Synods of Indiana. 
J ^ . 

The two 

diaiiii, meet in liKliuiKi|i iii  011 Timrtiil.iN , (irl. 
10th. There is to bi' a joint session of the Iwn 
bodies, having reference to the interests of Hmii- 
over College. Tliur" oii^'lit to be a full attciirl- 
ance of both ministers aiwl elders. 

Synod of Missouri. 

The Syn Kl of Jli.v.- niiri will meet in Kansas 
City, .M' ., on tli^' scfoii l Wcibu-siliiy of October, 
at 75 o .'liiok, r. M. 

.). .\. I'.MiiK, Stilted Clerk. 

Presbytery of Ebenezer. 

The Presbytery of Ebenezer stands aHjimrnod 
to meet in Covington during the sil tings of 
.Synod, at the call of the Jloderator. 

J. F. Ubndy, Stated Clerk. 

$1,000,000 in WATCHES! 


a©-OXE PllICK PI.AN!-®a 


Handsome and Reliable Watch ! 

For the Low Price of Ten Dollars ! 

And not to be Paid for unless Perfectly 
Satisfactory ! 

100 Solid Gold Hunting Watches, $'i50 to $1,000 
100 Magic Cased Gold 'Watches, 200 to 500 
100 Ladies' '\Vatehe , Enameled, 100 to :;00 
200 Gold HuMt'g Chrn tr "WuTches, 250 to 300 
200 Gold Htintini; English Lever.s, 200 to 250 
300 Gold Hiint'glJuplex AVatches, 150 to 200 
500 Gold Hunt'g Amer. Watches, 100 to 250 
500 Silver Hunting Levers, .50 to 150 

500 Silver Hiuiting Duplexes, 75 to 250 
500 (lold Ladies' Watches, 50 to 250 

1,000 Gold Hunting Lepines. 50 to 75 

1,000 Mi.»  ellaneoiis Silver Watches, 50 to 100 
2,500 Hunting Silver Watches, 25 to 50 

5,000 Assorted Watche.s, all kinds, 10 to 75 
8®" Every patron obtains a watch by this ar- 
rangement, costing but SlO. wh ile it may ' o worth 
$1,000. No partiality . li^ '~ - 

We wish to immediately di!^o,se of the above 
magnificent stock. Certificates, naming the ar- 
ticles, are placed in sealed envelopes, and well 
mixed. Holders are entitled to the articles 
named on their certificates upon payment of Ten 
Dollars, whether it be a watch worth $1,000, or 
one worth less. The return of any of our certifi- 
cates entitles you to the article named thereon 
upon payment, irrespective of its worth, and as 
no article valueil less than $10 is named on any 
certificate, it will at once be seen that this ie 
No liOitcry, but a sirai ili//onoard legitimate traiis- 
eu:tion which »iay be participated in even by 
the most fastidious I 
A single certificate will be sent by mail, post- 
paid, upon receipt of twenty-five cents, five for 
$1, eleven for $2, thirty-three and elegant pre- 
mium for $5, Bizty-.six and more valuable premi- 
um for $10, one hundred and mast superb watch 
for $ 1 5. To agents or those wishing employment, 
this is a rare opportunity. It is a legitimately 
conducted business, duly authorized by the Gov- 
ernment, and open to the most careful scrutiny. 
Tin- is! 

WEIGHT, BEG., & Co., Importers, 
34-6m 161 Bkoadway, New York. 

W A T K r  . 

AtiENTS, $150 per month, every-where, male 
and female, to sell the OEliVISE COM- 
the greatest invention of the age. I'rier $18. 
Everv machine warranted three vears. Address 

M. LEWIS ^ CO., 
32-4t P. O. box 3,003, St. Louis, Mo. 

TINNY BLACKBERRIES, 130 acres in Small 
Fruits. Send .st:kmp ^"'^ catalogues. 
32-4t W.AI. PARRY, CInnaminson, N. .1. 


rpilK next session will commence on the Sfcon'd. 
JL -Mo.NDAY, the 9tu ok Skptkmhkk. For in- 
t'orm:ilion respecting terms, etc., application may 
lie in.ide to I). .\. Savkk, Esq., Chairman of the 

IJoard, or to 

^•i-ll 6. R. WILLIAMS, Principal. 

The Church Controversy. 

Two pamphlets have been issued from thcoffice 
of the Wkktkk.n- PnKsnyTKuiAN, entitled 


The first is a neatly bound pamphlet of 86 pages, 
containing all the acts of our Church on civil 
affairs and on Slavery, from 1756 to 1867, bearing 
on the controversy w"ith the Declaration and Te.s- 
timeny party, and" the Southern Church; also, the 
arguments of Doctors Humphrey, Hodge, Smith, 
"i erkes, Matthew.s, and others, coveririg'the whole 
ground of controversy. Compiled by the editor 
of the Western Presbyterian. The .second is the 
speech of Prof. Matthews in the late A.sscmbly, 
universally regarded as a speech of .singular abi'l- 
ity, and a complet,) vindication of the authority 
of the Assembly in dealing with the Declaratioii 

Price of the first is 50 cents per single copy ; of 
the second, 15 cents per copy, or ten copies for 
one dollar. 

A copy of each will be sent by mail, post-paid, 
to one address for 50 cents. 
Address orders to 

Westkrn Presbyterian, 

Louisville, Ky. 

K. a. grant, tl,. D., 





On Monday, September 9th. 

THE unparalleled success of this school has 
prompted the Principals to increased exer- 
tions to render it in all respecf.i the best Seminarv 
of Learning in the countrj-. They have secured 
the services of a large ntmiber of teachers who 
have no superiors in their respective departments. 
Every pupil will receive careful and imihidual 
attention from the Principals and from teachers of 
unsurpassed skill. 

The "Young Ladies Class," of Resident 
Graduates, will continue to be a dl.stinctive char- 
acteristic of the school. 

The Kindergarten is a distinct department, or- 
ganized to begin schof/1 education in a manner 
pleasant to the child and at the same time thor- 
ough and scholarlv. 

The French arid the German languages and 
Music taught to all pupils without extra charge. 

For further particulars see "Second Annual 
Announcement," which may be obtained on ap- 
plii-atioii at the school building or at Masonic 

B®,The teachers will be in attendance on and 
after September 2d, to receive and classify pupils. 
Lessons begin the first day of school. ' Let all 
pupils be prompt in attendance that day. 2Ktf 

Caldwell Female Institute, 


THE next se.«sion will begin on MONDAY, 
SEPTEMBER 9th. Accommodations far 
superior to those of any other school in Kentucky, 
having been furnished at an original cost of about 
$85,000. Nun b«r of pupils last year, 165. Loca- 
tion in the suburbs of Danville, high, airy, and 
remarkably healthy. I'sually only two, and never 
more than three pupils in a room. Chambers, 
dining and recitation rooms, parlors and halls, all 
lit with gas, and heated by steam, in a manner 
approved by the highest medical authorities. 

For catalogues, etc., address 
27-.!m Rev. L. G. BARBOUR. 

Fri'"' Commonwealth copy. 



Glendale Female College. 

ri'MlK first session of the fourteenth collegi:ilir 
L year will commence on TUESD.X Y, SEI'- 
TEMIiER I1//1. with improved facilities in all 
departments. For catalogues and information, 

Rev. L. D. POTTER. Prest, 
27-6t Glendale, Hamilton Co., Ohio. 

Shelbyville Female College, Ky. 

THIS in.stitution will commence its 28th Aca- 
.demical year Monday, the 2d day of Septem- 
ber next. For forty weeks' ses.sion, $240 will 
cover the expenses of board and tuition in the 
common branch. s. For catalogues, apply at 
Shelbyville, Ky., to 

27-2m" " Rev. D. T. Stewart. 

roll OI K 

Moses and the Proj^hets, 

Clii-i.-:t and the Apostles. 

Fathers Martj^r.-;, 

Conipii-iii'4 .in account of the Pitriarchs and 
Proph' t.-. the incarnation, crucifix ion, and a.scen- 
sioii 111 the .Saviour of the world; the lives and 
labors of the Apostles and Primitive Fathers of 
till' (.Jhurch, and the suirerings of Martyrs who 
gave up their lives in defense of the truth, em- 
brai ing a period of more than .3,000 years. C.mi- 
piled from the writings of the most eminent au- 
thor* of the Christian era, giving, in condensed 
form, a reliable and comprehensive survey of the 
Christian Church from the early ages of tlio world 
down to modern times. 

.Send for circulars and see our terms, and a full 
description of the work. Address 

33-lin 148 West Fourth-st., Cincinnati, O 

" W O R K !S O IV M  V JV." 

For New Illustrated Catalogue of best Books 
on Physiology, Anatomy, Gymnastics, Dietetics, 
Physiognomv, Short-hand AVriting, Memorv, 
iSi'lf-improvenient, Phrenology, and Enthology, 
send two stamps to S. R. AVELLS, Publisher, No. 
389 Broadway, New York. Agents wanted. 33-4t 


The Grreeting. 

.\ collection of Glees, Quartetts, Choruses, Part- 
songs, etc. By L. O. Emerson. Author of "The 
.Jubilate, ' "Harp of .ludah," "Golden Wreath, " 
" Merry Chimes, " etc. 

Upwards of half a million copies of Mr. Emer- 
son's Music Bivoks have been sold, a fact proving 
a popularity which has rewarded no other author 
of the same class of books, and which can not fail 
to insure for this new volume an immense sale. 
The contents of this work are, for the most part, 
NKW. A large number of valuable pieces nave 
been contributed by Mr. L. II. Southard, 
name is a sufficient guarantee of their excellence. 
The marked features of the collection arc Origi- 
nality, Brilliancy, and 'Variety; and it will be 
found, upcm careful examination, that there is no 
(Jlec Book now before the public that in every 
particular will prove so completely .satisfactory 
to Musical Societies and Conventions, Conserva- 
tories, Clubs, and Amateur Singers. Price $1.38. 
Mailed post-paid. 

OLIVER DITSON & Co.. Publishers, 277 Wash- 
ington street, Boston. C. H. DITSON & (^o., 
711 Broadwav, New York. 33-tf 

mm. mimi institute 

At Louisiana, Mo. 
Faculty for 1867 and 1868 : 

3. D. Meriwether. A. M., 
S. L. McAfee, 

Mrs. a. W. McAkee, E. A. Murdoch, 
Miss M. E. .Shipp, 

Mi!..s O. E. Carter. 
First session will commence Tuesday, .Sept. 10, 
1867. Regular collegiate classes — Senior, .Junior, 
etc. — will be formed at the beginning of the ses- 
sion. To all our former students anil friends we 
would say, we hope to give advantages superior 
to any we have had heretofore. 

Send for a circular. 3I-tf 

Bonham's Female Seminary, 

Sixteenth and Pine Sts., St. Louis, Mo. 

THIS well-k:.own institution will open the 
nincti'cnth semi-annual session, September 

An able corjis of eighteen Professors and Lec- 

Bfj^Elcgant accommodations for about twenty 
boarders. Terms reasonable. 

For particulars address 
27-2m L. N. BONHAM, A. M. 

(t»1 A to $20 a day to introduce our new patent 
Price $20. It uses wo threads, and makes the 
genuine Lock Stitch. All other low-priced ma- 
chines make the Ciiai.n Stitch. Exclusive ter- 
ritory given. Send for circulars. 

W. G. WILSON ^ CO., 
•J8-31U Manufacturers, Cleveland, O. 


Iiisu.rarice Agents, 

OFFER to those needing protection against the 
perils of fire or inland navigation, the security 
of policies in the following reliable companies: 
yEtna Insurance Comp'y, Hartford, 

Conn., Cash A.ssets $3,823,064.37 

North American Fire Ins. Company, 

Hartford, Conn., Cash Assets . . 363,735.50 
Commercial Fire Ins. Co., New York, 

Cash Assets 276,855.92 

OFFICE— No. 141 Main Street, 

WM. H. OODDAKK, I). I), s. F. PEABODY, D. P.,S. 


Office, Room No. I McDowell's Block, 




Coach and Carriage Manufacturer 

No. 20 Main St., bet. First and Second, 

MANUFACTURES and keeps constantlv on 
hand a general a.ssortment of CARRIAGES 
ROCKAWA YS, etc., of the latest fashion. I-3m 



D E T I S T, 


(W'ekt Side, near Green,) 



Hats, Caps, Furs, 



Corner Fourth Main, I No. 43 College Street. 
Louisville, Ky. | Na.shvillk, Tenn, 


Meneely's West Troy Bell Foundry, 

{Established in 182G.) 

BELLS for churches, academies, factories, etc., 
made of genuine bell-metal (copper and tin), 
mounted with improved Patented Mountings, and 
w.irranted. Orders and inquiries addressed to the 
undersigned, will have prompt attention, and an 
illustrated catalogue sent free, upon application. 

E. A. & G. R. MENEELY, 
'2'i-l.v "SVkst Troy, N. Y. 




(Successors toWm. .James) 

Steam and Gas Fitters, 

No. 99 Fifth St., (east side,) bet. Market 
and Jefferson, 

20-6m LOriSVILLE, KY. 


School of Medicine, 

Fourth Street, bet. Green and "Walnut. 


Emeritus of Surgery. 

J. A. IRELAND, M. D., 
Professor of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women aad 
A. B. COOK, M. D., 
Professor of Principles and Practice of Surgery. 

L. J. FRAZEE, M. D., 
Professor of Materia Medica aiul Therapeutics 
J. W. BENSON, M. D. ' 
PCofessor of Anatomy ami Clinical Surgery. 
Professor of Physiology and Medical Jurisprud 
J. W. MAXWELL, M. D., 

Professor of Chcmistrti. 

fTfi. MGREL, M. D., 
r, nfr.~Mjr of Principlis and Practice of Medicine. 
Lecturer on General Pathology. 
F. A. SEYMOUR, M. D., 
Lecturer on ''The Fluids of the Body." 
Demonstrator of Anatomy. 
The Fifteenth .Session of this Institution will 
coiiimenco on the First Mo.nday in October, 
1807, and continue until the 1st of Feb., ISCS. 

5' E E S : 

Matriculation, .... $5 00 

Lectures, - - - - 05 00 

Hospital, - - - - - 5 00 

Demonstrators, - - - 10 00 

Graduation, - - - - 25 00 
For further particulars address 

Prof. L. J. FRAZEE, 

2! -6t Dr.ati of Kentucky School of Medicine 

JUST issued by the 

The Pfesbfterian Board of Publication 

THE HIBLE BAPTIST. By Thomas P. Hunt. 
In which the tiuestion.*, '■'NVhat does the Bible 
say about the Mode of Baptism ?'' and "'Who 
Does the Bible say be Baptized?" are 
answered. 18mo. P.iper. Revised Edition. 
Price 15 cent.s. 

BIBLE BAPTISM. Two Letters to a Y'oung 
Christian. The addition of the second letter 
answers objections urged againtt the first. 
32mo. Paper. Price 3 cents. 


Grandmamma .'- Poi kki Skiuks. Con-.isting of 
Seven .Short Stories, told by the Grandmother 
to her Little Girl. Bound singly, and selling 
separate, or in sets, at 25 and 30 cents each. 
The names are : 




Business Correspondent. 
30-tf 821 Chestnut-st., Philadelphia. 



ri'^HE ne.xt session will open on Monday, the 9tli 
X of September. 

Rev. "\V. "\V. Hi LL, D. D., Principal, and teacher 
of Mental and Moral Science, Logic, Rhetoric, 
Astronomy, Geology, Evidences of Christianity, 

Rev. R. C. McGee, A. M., teacher of Natural 
Science, Latin, Natural Theology, History, Pen- 
manship, etc. 

Miss Vallie E. Hanna, Assistant Principal, 
and teacher of Mathematics, English Grammar, 

Miss Lucv Saroeant, teacher, of French, 
Painting and Drawing, Embroidery, Needlework, 
Calisthenics, etc. 

Prof. Ei). Mahr, teacher of Music on Piano, 
Zither and Organ. 

Mrs. Amanda Cran wille, te.-ichor ot Vocali- 
zation and Guitar. 

This .'^choid is located at Uobbs' Station, on the 
Louisville & Frankfort Railroad, twelve miles 
from Louisville, entirely in the country, but ac- 
cessible by rail six times a day. The neiirhbor- 
hood is unsurpas.sed for health and beauty of 
scencrv. For circulars, addrcfss 

Rev. -VV.W. HILL, 
26-tf Hobbs' Station, Jefterson Co., Ky. 


The Ne-w Sabbath-School Music Book. ))ublish(d by the 
Price $30.00 per lluiidred. 
Business Correspondent, 
13-tf 821 Chestnut .St., Philadelphia. 


mi^ses and small boys will reopen on M )N1).\ Y, 
fi ptei,d i'r 2d, at 

•217 Fourth Sti'cel, 
near Clie;tnut. 31-11 




Keith & "W ods. 

Corner of Olive and Fifth Sta.. 

St. Jjouis, Mo. 

Theological, Sabbath-School and 
Religious Book Stor^ 

Esa?A.Bi.isia:EiD less. 

THE suUscriber has renewed and improved his 
arrangements with Publishers, refitted hig 
store, reorganized his business, and otherwise 
made changes that will render his business rela- 
tions more satisfactory to his customers in everv 
respect. •' 
To ministers and families he offerg a flrst-clas.') 
assortment of Theological and Standard Litera- 
ture, . 5taple and Fancy Stationery. 
To Sunday-Schools he offers 
4,000 different kinds of Sunday-School Library 

65 different kinds of Question Books and Cate- 

50 different kinds of Hymn and Music Books 

12 different kinds of Sunday-School Papers 

75 different kinds of Picture Cards 

Also, a great variety of Bible Helps, Maps, 
Sunday- School Records and Infants School Re- 

Depositary of the American Sunday-Sehool 
Union and American Tract Society. 

No. 14 (old No. 9) South Fifth St., 
l3-3m c ow ^ sr Lovui, Mo. 

W H E E L E R~«rwTLSOI*r' S 

Sewing - Machine I 

Awarded the highest premium at the exhibition 
of the St. Louis Agricultural and Mechanical 
Fair, 1866, 

At the ' 



No. 415 North Fifth Street, 

ST. Lot: IS, MO. 
No. 70 JeflFerson Street, 


Pianos and American Organs ! 

THE ami: I !' ^ ^ ..... manufactured 
by S. D. & H. \V. Smith, are the only real Reed 
Organs now before the public. The only organ 
having a Ret erberaiing Sound Box, or Wind Chest, 
which has the same important part to perform as 
till' Sounding-board has in the Piano (to give body 
and rcM)nance of tone) and without which the 
Oi^an b a oninnn m oToly ft Mftlode o n -TTmn Organ 

Every Organ warranted for five years. Send 
for ft circular. Manufacturers of the celebrated 
Are all .seven octave, large scale, and fully war- 
ranted. Publishers of "isinging Pilgriui," for 
Sunday-schools. Address 

1-lv 415 North Fifth street St. Louis, Mo. 


General Agents for 




And dealers in 


Generally. Also, agents for 

Hydraulic Clothes - Watcher, 

Superior to any other in use. It will wash more 
clothes in fifteen, minutes than can be done by 
the old process of wash-boards and pounder in 
out HOUK — doing it iu the most pkhfkct manner. 

Nos. 106 and 108 North Fifth stre«t, 
1-ly Bet. Pine and Chestnut sts., ,St. Louis, Mo. 


No. 015 Olive Street, St. Louis, Missotiri. 
The Laboratory is in charge of 


"Wo desire to inform our patrons that we admin- 
ister nitrous o.xide gas, relieving the patient o 
the pain usually attending the extraction 
teeth. i-iy 




Real Estate Agents and Brokers, 

No. 16 South Fifth Street, 

STOCKS and Bonds bought and sold. Loans 
negotiated. Collections made at reasonable 
rates. Special attention given to the purchase of 
Missouri lands for non-residents. Correspondence 
solicited with parties throughout the state having 
Real Estate for sale. 

Refer to all the banks and principal busi- 
ness houses in the city. 1-ly 



Boots and Slioes- 

No. 529 Main Street, 


.JOHN T. MANNY, Boston. 
tiEO. S. DRAKE, St. Loui". 
l-6m WM. DOWN INC4, St. Louis. 

A. S. Mermod, O. C. J^iccard, C. F. Malhej 

D. G. JACCARD & Co., 

(Late of E. .Jaccard & Co.) 
fNDKR oi)i)-r ;i,j,o\vs' iiai.i., 
Corner of Fourth and Locust Streets, 

Dealers and Importers of 

Clocks, Watclies, I^iamorbds. 
Jewelry, Silver and Plated Ware, 

St. X-aOUiH, 31  . 

Diamonds rc-.sel. Watches and Jewelry r«paircd. 

Wm. Claflin-, 


John A. Ali^en, 
Sam'i. M. Da vkm'ort, 
— St. Louis 



And Wholesale Dealers in 

307 North Main Street, 


HAVE RECEIVED their supply of GOODS 
for the fall trade, and invite the attention 
of (lurchasers. 

Thi'ir "Premium" goods, so widely and favor- 
ably known, are warianted to do giwd .service. 
St. Louis, Augii.4 20, 18C7. 22-3m 

R. F. LooAN. L. D. DoBUiN. 



Cor. Center and Green Sts., 

(I'.M)KK V.II.I.ARl) IIOTl-.I.,) 

Loui. villc, Ky. 




W E S T E n :^ 


Cherish Kindly Feelings. 

Cherish kindly feeU'ngf, chiWrcn, 
Nurse thoni in voiir heart; 

Don't forpet to t«Ke them with yoit 
When from heme you start; 

In the school r(Hjm, in the parlor, 

At your work or piny, 
Kindly thoughts and kindly feelings 
Cherish every day. 

Cherish kindly feelings, children, 

Toward the old and poor, 
For you V now they've nuiny blighting 

Hardsliips to endure ; 
Try to make their burden lighter, 

Help them in their need. 
By some sweet and kindly feeling 

Or some generous deed. 

Cherish kindly feelings, children, 

While on earth you stay, 
Thoy will scatter light and sunshine, 

All along your way , 
Make the path of duty brighter. 

Make your trials less. 
And whate'er your lot or station, 

Bring you happiness. 

Mrs. M. a. Kidiibb. 


A Sermon to the Children. 

My son give mc thino heart. Prov. xxiii, 26. 
Do you hear these words, dear child ? 
Here is some one askin;^ for your heart, 
that is, for your love, your highest and 
best love. Is, then, the love of a little boy 
or Rirl, such as you are, worth seeking 
and asking for? 1 should sui)i)oso that it 
is not the voice of a .stranger fijr a strang- 
er will not care about your heart, or wish 
to possess it. No great man will conde- 
scend to'ask for your love. A benefactor, 
■who has done good to j-ou, expects to 
have it without asking; and a fond par- 
ent has such a natural claim upon the af 
fections of his family, that he looks for 
it, as a matter of course, that they should 
love him. 

Who then can it be that stoops to say 
to you, '-My son, or my daughter, give 
mo thine heart?" In the words of the 
prophet Isaiah we may say, when we 
think who it is that addresses us — "Hear 
0 heavens, and be astonished O earth; 
for the Lord hath spoken." It is he who 
looks down from his throne of glor}-, and 
sees your thoughts wandering hither and 
thither, and your desires and affections 
fixing, now upon one thing, Jthcn upon 
another; not gathering hoiuy as the 
busy bee does, but flitting about, as the 
butterfly roves from flower to flower, as 
if in quest of amusement and hat^jiiness. 
God sees all this; and, because he knows 
that nothing can make you happy till 
your heart is fixed on him, therefore he 
says, "Give me thine heart." 

See, then, what a condescend i»g request 
this is on the part of the great God. He 
is adored by angels, he is loved by saints 
in heaven, he is served by saints on earth ; 
and he might listen to the praise.-* of llicse. 
and delight himself with thiir grateful 
homage, not at all concerning himself 
about children such as you. But, no ; it 
appears as though he passed by angels 
and saints, that he might single you out, 
to speak to you in particular, saying, 
"Little boj-, or little girl, give to me thine 
heart." What now will jou answer? 
Shall the God who made you stoop to 
earth to ask your love, and will you re- 
fuse him? Will JOU say to liim, "I will 
not have tliec to rciiin ovcrnie: I will love 
thy gifts; but I will not love thee?" Oh 
what a hard heart that child must have, 
who can think of God's condescension in 
this matter, ami not be touchc^by it. " 

Notice, further, that this is a ver\- kind 
request; for remember, that you can not 
make God more happj-. by giving what 
ho asks; neither can you m:ikc him 
happy by withholding it. He is always 
perfectly blessed in hiin.«ieif; and j'oucan 
never add to, or disturb his blessedness. 
It is not for his own sake that he says to 
you, "My son, give mo thine heart;" itis 
entirely liir your sake ; because he loves 
you, and wishes to make you blessed in 
and with himself When an earthly 
friend is kind to j-ou, how do yoa feel 
towards that person? Why, j-oii saj-, "I 
love my father; he is so kind to me:" or, 
"I love my mother ; she is so kind to me;" 
or, "I love mj- playfellows; tUcy are so 
kind to me." Just so; and ought you 
not, much more, to feel love towards God, 
who has done great things for you, and 
whose kindness prompts hiiu to ask for 
your love in return. Think how he gave 
his onlj- begotten Son to suffer and to die 
for you. Think what the Lord Jesus 
Christ is doing for you, now that Iw is in 
heaven; how he pleads for j'ou, watches 
over you, and invites you to his arms and 
to his bosom; and then say if it is not 
little enough for j-ou to give him your 
heart, which is all that ho requires. 

You may also perceive, that this is an 
earnest rec/uest. "My son, give it ine;" 
here is the affectionate entreaty of a 
father, as if he were anxious not to be 
denied; here is advice to do it now, im- 
mediatch', without delaj-; here is persua- 
sion, as if it were a thing of great im- 
portance. And so it is; for your life, 
your everlasting life depends upon it. 
Your love will fix upon some object; and 
it is not a matter of indifference what 
you prefer as your chief good. Whatever 
3'ou love best, that has your heart ; and if 
you love anybody, or any thing verj' 
much, you will come under their power, 
and become in a great degree like that 
person or thing. If, in early life.j-ou give 
your heart to the world, the world will 
hold you fast, and try to make you its 
slave as long as you live. If you give 
your heart to sin, then evil will have do- 
minion ov3r you, and the devil will be 
your father. What a dreadful thought! 
Do you not fear, lest you should become 
as wicked and miserable as he would seek 
to make you ? Come, then, and give heed 
to the request of your kind and conde- 
scending Father in heaven, who is willing 
to save you from sin, and to make j oti 
happy in his love. Do not hesitate, but 
complj' instantly with that sweet invita- 
tion, "My son, give mc thine heart." 

Again, look at this as a serious request. 
God is not to be trifled with. If a young 
friend or playfellow were to ask you to 
give him any thing, you would do well to 
consider about it; and if j-ou do not like 
to let him have it, j-ou might refuse as 
kindly as possible, telling him that you 
can not spare the thing which he asks 
for. But if your father or mother says 
to you, "Give me this, or that," you must 
recollect that, as a dutiful child, it be- 
comes you to consent; and if you are 
well-disposed you will do it cheerfully. 
If, then, you owe such obedience to your 
earthly parents, much more should you 
attend to the voice of God. He speaks 
condescendingly, he speaks kindly, and ho 
speaks earnestly; but he also speaks seri- 
ous?!/, and expects that you will obey. He 
says, "Give me thine heart," and will you 
be so wicked as to answer, " I can not 
give ray heart to theo. Lord ; I will not 
give it to theo." You would not dare to 
say this in so many words; but if you do 
not love God, if you offend him, if you do. 
not take pleasure in reading the Bible, if 
you feel no delight in his holj- day, and 
would rather play in the fields on that 
day than worship God in bis house of 
prayer; then it is all one as if you were 
to say, that though God invites, you will 
not hear, anil though he asks for your 
love, you do not choose to give it to him. 

Now, if such isyour spirit and behaviour, 
what do you think God M'ill say? how 
will he notice it? When some naught}- 
children once mocked a prophet of the 
Lord, there came two she bears out of the 
wood, and tore them to pieces. God 
would not sufl'er his servant to be made 
light of; and will he now permit chil- 
dren to make light of himsell, to  lespise 
his word, and reject his mcrcj'? Certainly 
not. Therefore think seriouslj', I beseech 
you, of what he says to you, and give 
liim your whole heart, that he may cleanse 
it, and dwell in it, and make it liappj-for 

There is nothing else that j^ou can give 
to God in the stead of your heart. If 
J'OU were to offer him all your time, an(i 
all^j'our money, atid every thing else 
that you po.ssess, he would not accept 
these things atyourliand unless you first 
gave him }-our heart. Bodilj- service is 
nothing without love; the heart is what 
God requires. God is love, and to love 
him because he hath first loved us, is at 
once our duty and our bliss. — Sermons to 
Young Children. 

Susetto and Julie. 

These two French girls had been neigh 
bors and companions from childhood. As 
they grew up they became more closely 
attached to each other. They were like 
twin sisters, for they were born in the 
same month of the same year; and their 
tastes were so alike that they could easily 
agree to dress in the same manner. Oi\\y 
in one thing did they differ — Susette wore 
something round her neck which Julie did 
not. What was it? It was a string of 
black jet beads with a cross at the end of 

The parents of these girls were honest 
and intlustrious people living next door 
to each other: but the parents of Susette 
were papists (Roman Catholic) and the 
parents of Julie wei-c Protestants. But 
the}- were good-natured peopb.!, and did 
not vex each other about religious mat- 
ters as some people are fond of doing. 
One family went to the great church 
where the priests performed ceremonies 
which thej- could not understand, but in 
which they believed, and the other went 
to a i)lain little church, where the pastor 
praj-ed and talked about things which 
thej- could both understand and believe. 

Susette and Julie (li l not often talk 
about the things they saw or heard at 
their places of worship; but one day after 
they had gone together, each with a bas- 
ket of clotlios, and spread them to dry on 
thegreen grass of the churchyard, Susette, 
who was full of admiration of what she 
had seen and heard, said, 

" O Julie, dear, J-ou should have been 
at our festival j-csterday, and have seen 
and heard what I did. You would have 
been ilelighted." 

" Iiideeil I"' replied Julie, "whj- what did 
j ou see and hear? Tell me." And so the 
conversation went on in this waj' : 

St sKTTE. Why, we had a grand pro- 
cession, and grand singing, and pi-iests in 
grand dresses, and grand candles, which 
made the grand ])iclurcs in the windows 
look' grander still. It was altogether 
grand !" 

Jtri.iE. I know j-«nr religion is a very 
grand religion, Susette, for j-ou have told 
me so before. 

Susette. Yes, it is ; I wish you had 
^been with mo j-esterdaj-. I wanted j-ou 
}o be there, but I did not like to ask j ou; 
and yet I am sorry you did not see such 
gran l sights. You have nothing like 
them in j-our religion. 

Ji LiE. I know we have not. But we 
luvvo what I like us well. 

SisETTE. Have J-OU? What is it? 

JiT.iE. O! nothing grand to look at, 
at all. 

.Si sEFTE. Well, if there is nothing 
grand to look at, I think it must be a 
poor, dull religion. AVhat do j-ou do? 

Jt'ME. As you wish to know, I will tell 
you. We all go quietly to the little old 
church and sit  lown. Then w-e all join 
to sing a hymn of praise to God. Then 
our ] astor gives thanks and jirays for us 
all, ami then he reads fi-om the ISible. and 
then he preaches about Jesus, w-ho died 
to save us from our sins; and then -we 
 ing a song of praise to (uir Saviour, and 
come away. 

Slsette. And is that all? 

Jri.iE. Yes, that is all the way wc have, 
liut the singingjand reading and praj-ing 
are not alwaj s alike. They arc different 
everj- time; but the preaching is always 
about Jesus. 

Si sette. And nothing about the bles- 
sed Virgin. We alw.ays praj- to her to 
save us. 

Jf ME. I know you do; but wo do not. 
We praj- to God, througli Jesus Christ. 
The Testament saj-s that the mother of 
our Lord was "blessed and highlj- favor- 
ed," but it now-here tells us to praj- to 

Susette. How doj-ou know, Julie? 

Julie. I have read it all 
through; and more than that, it does not 
say that anj- one ever did praj- to her. 

St:sETTE. Perhaps not in j-our Testa- 

Jiri.iE. Nor in j-our's, either. 

Susette. Well, that I don't know ; for 
the priest says I'm not to have a Testa- 
ment yet, because there are in it some 
things hard to be understood. 

Ju LIE. I don t know what he means, 
for I never read a more easj- book in mj- 
life. It is much easier than that book 
you lent me about Abelard and 

Susette. But does it make j-ou won- 
der as much ? I like a book that makes 
me wonder. 

Julie. Then let me tell you, Susette, 
that the most wonderful things the world 
has ever known are in the Testament ; 
aod what is better still, thej- are all true. 
I'don't think you can say that of the 
strange tales told in that book of the loves 
of Abelard and Heloise. I think they 
were verj- sillj- people. 

Susette. O, Julie, for shame! You 
should not saj' so. Don't j^ou know they 
were saints ? 

Julie. I know you call them saints; 
but I think thej- wore sinners, and very 
sillj- sinners. The saints of the Testa- 
ment were not like Abelard and Heloise. 

StrsETTE. You tiresome little Hugue- 
not! You would make me believe that 
you know more about such things than 
our learned priests and doctors. Take 
up J-our basket and let us go. If I hear 
J-ou talk much longer j-ou will make me 
a Huguenot, too. 

Julie. You began the talk, Susette, 
by telling me of j-our grand doings at 
jourgrand church. But if you are afraid 
of talking aiij- longer lam willing to give 
over. I onlj- wish, my dear .Susette would 
read her ow-n Testament for herself, and 
then she would know that all I have told 
her is true. Come, one kiss before we go, 
for we must j-et be as good frciends as 

StrsETTE. W^ith all mj' heart, Julie, 
for I love JOU though j-ou are such a 
heretic ! 

is, when naughtj- words get in tlici/ stick; 
so I mean to do mj- best to ki rp them out " : 
That is right — keei) them out; for it is 
sometimes liard work to tui-n them out ■ 
when thej' once get in. ■ 


'Give me Light.' 

My path is dark, and hedged about 
With sad, and oft perplexing doubt. 
By clouds within, and clouds willioiil — 
O, Father I give niu light. 

It is tt troubled, thorny way. 
That often leads my feet astray, 
And fill.^ my spirit with dismay — 
O, Fatlier! give mo light. 

My steps are weak with anxious care, 
And gloomy shadows fill the air — 
i5« this my soul'.'- deep, eiirne.'-t prayer, 
(), Father! give me light. 

lie thou my guide through good and ill. 
My stall' and consolation still ; 
Make me to know thy gracious will: 
O, Father! give me light. 

How a Mother Can Teach. 

itv II. K. r. 

Keep Them Out. — "I don't want to 
hear naughtj' words," said little Charlie 
to one of his school-fellows. 

"It does not signify," said the boy, 
"they go ill at one car and come out at 
the other." 

"No," replied Charlie, "the worst of it 

Two mothers sat together with their 
sewing one allernoon, chatting upon top- 
ics of mutual interest, while a little gii-|. 
the child of the elder ladj-, was plaj ing 

As the convers:itioii lagged, the two 
caught snatches of child-like song, often 
with the sweet name of Jesus intermin- 
gled. The little voice w-ould trill forth 
words like these, "Heaven is my home," 
'•Jesus loves me,"and the like, unconscious 
that the mother listened with peaceful 
joj-, or that the visitor looked u|)on her 
wonderinglj'. Absorbed in her plav. she 
would throw out sweet, wild notes like a 
bird; and agiiin the tones would mellow 
down until the music w-as like the hum- 
ming of the honej- bee; heavenly theme 
always the burden of it. 

At last the visitor said, 

"How can j-ou teach that babj' such 
things? You'll make a little old woman 
of her. I never heard a child talk so 
much of God and heaven as she docs. 1 
think it's wrong." 

"Do vou? Tell me what j-our little ones 
sing and talk of" 

"Nothing in particular. Snatches tliey 
eatch in the street. Thej- are too j-oung 
to be taught much ; they learn fast enough 
without. I take no pains to till their 
heads, I assure j-ou." 

" You take no pains? Then be assured 
Satan will, and he w-ill get the advantage; 
thej- must learn something at home. 
What do they talk about? " 

"Nonsense! I believe you are more 
prudish than v hen we went to school to- 
gether. Talk of? Why, their dolls, to be 
sure; although Minnie is re;illy getting 
to notice dress. She climbs belbre the 
mirror every day, and begs for a waterfall 
or earrings; it's quite laughable." 

"Ah, my dear friend, you are making 
a great mistake. Children will learn; it 
is inevitable; thej- are being taught by 
J-ou, whether j-ou desire it or not. The 
little mind and heart craves something; 
if J-ou do not plant the seeds of goodness 
and truth now, it may- soon be too late. 
Their lives, so like a blank page, pure 
and white, must be fillcci. U is for you 
to saj- whether it shall be with beauty or 
deformity; that which occupies you niost. 
though it do not have the first place in 
your heart, fhev will learn to love t!iem. 
My little girl sings onlj- of what sho daily 
hears — those things we love best and often 
speak of." 

"But don't J-ou think so much famil- 
iaritj- will take from her iniiid all revcr- 
/encc'i It seems to mo that some subjects 
are too sacred for common handling. I 
have thought children ought not to know 
ot such things until they are old enough 
to be benefited by them." 

"And when will that time come?" was 
the earnest querj-, 

"O, w-hen thej' arc old enough to attend 
Sabbath school and be taiighl in the 
projier w-ay." 

"But your Minnie is older than my 
little one, and she has been in the infaiil 
class a j-ear.'' 

"Well, it'fwrong. I shan't send .Minnie 
at present; she would not understand, 
and to fill a child's head with mysteries 
is ridiculous." 

"Mj- dear friend, there is nothing mj-s- 
terious about their love for you and for 
each other, is there ?" 

"No, of course not; that comes nalu 

"The love of Jesus and knowledge o( 
right and wrong can he made just as jilain 
If their father was in heaven, would you 
refrain from speaking his name before 
them, because thej- could see him no 

"Why, no; I should teach them to re- 
member him." 

"Certainly; and just .so can they learn 
of their heavenly Father. Minnie p:itterns 
by her mother when she climbs before the 
mirror to twist her curls into something 
resembling what others wear; a few years 
longer and she maj- be governed bj- a love 
of display that might at last deprive her 
of that white raiment waiting for her in 
her heavenly home; and, believe me, il 
she saw- j-ou daily kneel in pi-ayer, she 
w-ould .soon learn to imitate j-ou in that 
also. I have spoken to my child of Jesus 
every daj' of her life; before her lips 
could frame a word, the sound of that 
name was familiar to her ears. As soon 
as she could tell of her love tor me she 
learned of his love, and his desire to have 
her good and happj-; dim and imperfect 
at first, but unfoldin r more and more to 
her mind each daj-." 

"Do you think Uiat child, scarce four 
years old, understands the difference be 
tweeu right and w-rong?' 

"I know she does." 

"Well, mine do not, and yet I call them 
pretty good children." 

"Thej- are old enough to kiKjw- it. OI 
teach them yourself: do not let other in- 
fluences so govern their j-oung minds that ■ 
at last, when j-ou would drop a word of 
wisdom, there shall be no uuoccujiied spot 
where it may safelj- lodge. Teach them 
to delight to know and love their mother's 
Godand reveience their mother's religion, 
and w-hen the time comes for them to go 
from your side and mingle with the world, 
either in theirschool life or in later j-ears, 
then this early teaching shall be a*^ safe 
guard to them ; then the ])rayers lisped 
at -your knee shall stand bet ween their 
souls and tcmjjtation, it maj- be between 
their souls and perdition." 

"You speak .stronglj'; j-ou half frighten 

"I feel stronglj-, mj- dear friend. I've 
no desire to frighten, only to prompt j-ou 
to dutj-, immediate and persistent, lor 
J-ou are on unsafe ground, although y-ou 
have not realized it." 

The friend went home to her little ones 
with a weightj- burden on her heart; Init 
she knew where to find strength, and 
penitently and humbly she sought it. 

That night little Minnie opened her 
large gray ej-es in bewilderment that 
mamma, kneeling bj- her bed, should 
clasp her so tightlj-, and praj- with tears 
aod sobs that her darling might know 
the Saviour, aiid earlj- become his lamb. 
— Sabbath at Home. 

Look Allien. — I bless mj- 
there is a death and lie:ivi.ii. 



Forinerlj- stj-lcd the "Queen of the 
Adriatic " is built on seventj--two islands, 
and (jwes its origin to the irrniilion of the 
barbarians into Venezia, in the fourth 
centurj-, compelling manj- of the inhabi- 
tants io fly to these islands 'or safetj-. 
For eight hundred j-ears the liepublir of 
Venice existed under a democratic form 
of government, and for five hundred j-ears 
more as an aristocracy, the Doge being 
elected bj- the nobles. In 1707 the city 
was taken bj* the French, and shortlj- af- 
terwards ceded to Austria as a Duchy. 
In 180.5, by the treaty of PrcsVmrg. the 
w-liole Venitian territorj- w-as annexed to 
the Kingdom of lt:i'j-. Again, in IS]."), 
bj- the treaty of Vienna, it reverted to 
Austria, where it remained until the 
events of IHlitl, when again it was re- 
turned to the Kingdom of Italj-, where, 
to judge from Austrian st;itcment, she is 
verj- unhappy, but to take their own 
(and they should know best.) thej- are 
jicrfectly siitistied. TJie principal ave- 
nues througlTl^renice are its canals, of 
which there arc nearly, if not quite, one 
hundred and lifty. 

There are some 120 churches in Venice, 
five or six of w'Tiich we visited.and found 
several remtirkablj- elegant and costly, 
rich in statuarj- and paintings, mosaics, 
bas-reliefs, etc. The church of St. Mark 
is a building of great extent and cclelu-i- 
ty, containing fhe Tomb of St. Mark, 
whose reinains were brought from Alex- 
andria, Kgypt, and interred here. The 
church is very old, and quite gloomj-. and 
:i feature of its decorations ai-e the Mosa- 
''•f", whi ch oc(H?uy the place of paintings 
both w ith^^a?^i^Tthouf. There aresome 
six hundred columns in and around it, 
and it possesses quite a treasurj- of relics. 
The Bell Tower stands out in fi-ont of the 
church at some ilistanee from it. The 
church of Santa 5Iaria Gloriosa de Frari 
Contains a monument to Canova.designed 
by himself and the Tomb of Titian, both 
magnificent works of art. The church of 
San Giovannie Paolo contains verj- rich 
monumental tombs, and amongst a num- 
ber of fine ])aiiitings is St. Peter's ^lar- 
tyrdom, which raiTksthe third best paint 
i iig i II the world. — Cor. United Presbyterian. 

Under Difficulties. — A little fellow, 
about twelve vears old. arose in one of 
our prayer-meetings, and askc l christians 
to praj- for a little fi iend of his, who had 
been trying to"be a christian, and had got 
discouraged. "It's no use for me to go 
to your meetings any more, or try to be a 
christian nnj- longer; for when I go hr)me 
fath«»- kicks me, and mother scohls me, 
and sister hates me, and it is all IjecauscI 
wanted to be a christian, and it is no use 
trying." Poor little fellow ! he had one 
friend left.' in this little twelve-year old 
bov, who brought his case for christians 
to remember at a throne of grace. And 
Jesus will interce le for him also, !in i 
send his Spirit to help him, and to help 
his little friend to be faithful to him. 

How many there :ire who are ^I'y ing to 
be christians under difficulties. ♦ 

Dear christian brother, j-oung or old, 
speak to those j-oii meet on the way. 
Ask them how it is with their souls, and 
J-ou will doubtless find some one, like this 
little boy, .almost reaflj- to give up in dis- 
couragement. Comfort such an one; bill 
him hold on. and help will come. Do not 
let one of Christ's lambs wander awav 
fitom the f^lti^ thrinigh j our sinful care- 
lessness or indifVerence. — Sunday-.'ichool 

Read This. — The following are eight- 
een things in which young persons ren- 
-der themsclt^fs very inri)olitc : ■» *- 

Readin r when others arc talkin r. 

(/'utting finger nails in companj-. 

Le:iviiig meeJng before it is closed. 

Whispering in meeting. 

(ia/.ing at strangers. 

Leaving a stranger without a seat. 

A wjint of reverence lor a superior. 

Reading aloud in coni]ianj- without 
being asked. 

Receiving a ])rcsent without some 
manifestation of gratitude. 

Making j-ourself the topic of conversa- 

Ijaughing at the mistakes of others. 

Joking others in companj-. 

Correcting older persons than j'ourself, 
especiallj- ])arents. 

Commencing to eat as soon as j-ou sit 
down to the table. 

Commencing talking before others are 

Answcringqucst ions when i)ut to others. 

And not listening to what one is saying 
in companj', unless j-ou desire to show 
contempt for the speaker. 

F".AiTn .v.Nu Prayer Needed — Rev. C. 
II. Spurgeon, himself a man of faith and 
jiraj-er, saj's : 

"Is there anj' limitation of the Spirit of 
God? Why could not the feeblest min- 
ister become the means of salvation to 
thousands? Is God's hand shortened? 
We have but to ask and get. From this 
moment you may pray more; from this 
moment God m;iy bless the ministry 
more. From Jhis moment the Word of 
God maj- flow, run, rush, and get to itself 
a boundless victorj-. Onlj- w-restle in 
praj-er, meet together in j-our houses, go 
to your closets, be instant and earnest, 
agonize for souls, and all that j-ou have 
heard shall be forgotten in what you see, 
and all that others have told j-ou (of great 
revival fruits) shall be nothing compared 
w-ith what }-e shall hear with j-our ears, 
and behold with j-our own cj-es in j-our 
midst." * V^ , ^ 

AofiKESSiVE 'cmiisriANiTV. — In one of 
the wards of the city of New York twen- 
tj'-five young men, all members of a Pres- 
bj-terian Church, have banded together 
to canvass the ward as missionaries. This 
is practical Christianitj' — a league of 
hearts, hands, and minds, in carrj ing the 
gospel down to the homes of men, and 
j)ersuading them to come to Christ, the 
Saviour of guihy, iieedj- men. The mem- 
bers of our churches must be all thus 
banded together, before the masses arc 
reached b\- the gosjjcl, and such leagues 
might be formed in every church in the 
land, and aid greatly the pastor in his 
contest w-itli the manifold influences 
which are misleading and corrujtting. — 
Prcshyierinn. ■ 

The Sultan on Ciuiistianity. — The 
Sultan's religious opinions are under dis- 
cussion in England. The Primate said, 
in a recent speech at Maidstone : "You 
all know the Sultan has been here lately, 
the enemj-, or supposed enemj-, of Chris- 
tianitj-. I was informed bj' the Prince of 
Wales a few iTays ago that, in answer to 
an entreatj- to him to pr.itect his Chris- 
tian subjects, the Sultan's answer was : 
'I will not only protect my Christian 
subjects, but I will ju-otcct (.'hristianitj-.' 
I think that a most remarkable answer." 

Thy Will be Done.— It hath pleased 
the Lord to let me sec, bj- all a])|H'arance, 
mj' labors in God's house here are at an 
end, and I must now learn to suffer, in 
the which 1 am a dull scholar. I was 
willing to do him more service, but see- 
ing he will have no more of mj' labors, 
and this land will thrust me out, I praj' 
for grace to learn to be acquainted with 



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