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VOLUME I: No. 20. 

DA-NVILLE, KY., AiaQ^XTST 10, 18G5. 


For the WcsltTii I'rcsliylerian. 

Jottings by the Way. 

In the afternoon of 30tli .Tuuc, wc left 
Louisville for Chicago, via Indianapolis 
and Michigan Citj-. Nothing of special 
interest transpired on the w;iy. The 
rip was as pleasant and agreeable 
as railroads and sltcping cars usually af- 
ford. Just before reaching Chicago, on 
the right, the eye rests on Lake Michi- 
gan, which presents a lively, green ap- 
pearance, calculated to inspira the be- 
holder with its beauty and grandeur. — 
In the suburds of the city, on the left, 
wjt passed the grave of the lamented 
Douglass, marked now bj' a mouud of 
earth, enclosed in a sfjuarc railing made 
of wood. An effort is being made to 
erect on this spot a befitting monument 
to the memory of "The liittle Oi.nit," 
which, it is hoped, will prove successful. 
There is no man in the great West, either 
liAing or dead, that merits a higher meed 
of praise, or whose memory should be 
more fondly cherished than thi.s emihent 
Rtatesman and patriot. lie was known I 
as a Democrat of the straiglitest sect; 
the successful rival of Mr. Lincoln, and 
greatly his superior in ability and states- 
manship; bold, brave and eloquent; un- 
compromising in the advocacy of princi- 
ples he espoused; the position and course 
of none of our pubic men was looked to 
with more interest at the out-break of 
the rebellion than Judge Douglass. — 
When the hour of trial came, however, 
he was found true to his country. Kising 
high above' the mere partisan, and the 
issues that had divided him from the Re- 
publicans, he gave the prestige of his 
great name, and the powers of his giant 
intellect, to the cause of the country and 
the Union. Instead of being the rival, 
he became the co-worker with Mr. Lin- 
coln, in all measures looking to the suc- 
cess of the Federal cause, and the pres- 
ervation of the Union. The last speech 
he ever made iii Chicago, was replete with 
buitaing eIoiiu*ncert»»d p.i.triotic devotion 
to th^Avitry he loved so well, and for 
thewe^^ of which he had so long strug- 
gled. When the pride, pomp and cir- 
cumstance of this war shall have passed 
away, and the glitter and tinsel of epau- 
letted-patriotism shall have lived its lit- 
tle day, the great name of Stephen A. 
Douglass will shine forth in the page of 
American history, as one of the most gift- 
e l of her sons, and the wi.'^est and most 
patriotic of her statesmen. Who would 
not drop a tear of grateful sadness at the 
)omb of one to whom, the American peo- 
ple are so largely indebted? 

Next on the left, and before reaching 
the city, is the far-famed "Camp Doug- 
lass," known and remembered by many 
• sad, lonely Southern rebel, as the "pent 
np Utica" that contracted his powers, 
and prevented him from waging war upon 
the relentless Yankees. The writer of 
this has great sympathy for s\iffering Ini- 
roanity at large, and particularly that of 
the prison call; but none whatever for 
the unholy cause in which these rebels 
were engaged. They ought to have been 
eontented with the government of their 
fathers, and not been dragged, by wicked 
politicians in the South, to iftidcrtake its 
overthrow. I learned that the last of the 
rebels, confined in this camp, have left 
for their homes in the South, and are 
now, doubtless, breathing the free air of 
their native clime, enjoying the sweets of 
home; counting up the cost of the strug- 
AMtogin which they have been engaged, 
a^Tthe "rights" they have secured and 
lost — if so be they have taken the pre- 
scribed oath of allegiance. 

Staying on Sabbath at Chicago, on Sun- 
day morning went to the "North Church," 
Rev. W. Lord, pastor. Dr. Lord being 
absent on a tour in the East, his pulpit 
was supplied, on this occasion, by Rev. 
Dr. Halsey, who is well known in Ken- 
tucky and the West, as an able, devoted 
preacher and teacher of the Word. His 
sermon this morning was from the text, 
"(Jod forbid that I should glory, save in 
the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ." — 
The subject was presented in an able, 
learned and scriptural manner, well cal- 
culated to enlighten and instruct the pi- 
ous mind. His manner was modest and 
plain — the matter of his sermon profound 
and argumentative; and his language pe- 
culiarly pure and classical, arising occa- 
sionally to the sublimely beautiful. Wc 
were grieved to see so small a congrega- 
tion in one of the principal churches of 
this branch of our Zion in Chicago. I 
hear, however, "that there be divisions 
-aaong them." 

From Chicago wo passed out west to 
Iowa, on the "Dixon air line ' railroad. 
At Clinton, Iowa, we crossed the Missis- 
sippi on their new railroad brid 


( ro'psiiiu' would apjKJar hazardmis at any 

time, but whou'tlie trip is made on a rail- 
road bridge, and during and in one of the 
most terrific thunder stonns ever wit- 
ncs. cd, the scene becomes awfully, sub- 
limely dangerous. The river here is in- 
' ter-pevsed with several islands, and must 
be altogellicr some two or three miles 
wide at this point. The scene cannot be 
described. Think of being suspended 
Qji the frail framework of a narrow bridge, 
over the great father of waters, in a rail- 
road car, going at slow .=pccd, the wind 
blowing and roaring all around, the 
thunders pealing in loud, qfiick succes- 
sion, and the vivid lightning flashing al- 
most a continuous bla/.e, and all this at 


night, and you have some faint concep- 
tion of the feelings of your correspon- 

From Clinton we went on, via Cedar 
Itapi ls. to Nevada, by railroad, through 
aytliinly populated country, and but lit- 
tlc'to amuse or instruct one in the way, 
save the evidences of thrift an l new set- 
tlements on the route. A short distance 
afterlcavingCcdar Rapidt^ we came up to 
a cross-tie laying across the railroad, and 
come well nigh being thrown ofl" the 
track. This vftts said to have been done 
by some ladies, (women,) in revenge for 
some horses killed by a freight train just 
before we passed. The train was halted 
and some inijuiry instituted, but the names 
of the guilty party could not be reached. 
It is ccrtainlj' a very wickeil and uncer- 
tain mode of taking vengeance for real 
or supposed injuries, and ought to be vis- 
ited with the severest punishment. 

From Nevada we went by stage to 
DesMoincs, the capital of the State of 
Iowa, a growing, prosperous place, and 
an enterprising- people. They are very 
much in want of railroad communications, 
there being three difl'erent railroads with 
in 4.") miles of the city. Here wc spent 
the 4th of July, and attended the cele- 
br.'ition. The crowd was Lirgc, and the 
johscto anco .of th^ day -was^all tln^lovo 
•f the old flag C(Mi require or wish /or. 
We had an oration, hi good taste and well 
delivered, by Judge Laughridge. Found 
the Old School Church at DcsMoines in- 
creasing in numbers and interest, since 
the scllling of their present pastor. Rev. 
Mr. Hughes, among them. They have 
paid off an old debt that has been hang- 
ing over them for years, crippling their 
energies, and causing discord and strife. 
In the church, God, in his infinite good- 
ness, has poured them out great spiritual 
blessings in the past year, adding many 
unto the church, of such as, we trust, 
shall be saved. They have an interest- 
ing Sabbath School of over one hundred 
scholars. Two ye:irs ago they had not 
more than fifteen or twenty. They have 
a library of 41)0 volumes of the first class 
of books. The officers and teachers 
seemed to be willing laborers in this 
branch of the Lord's vineyard. To this 
church, as well as many others in the 
north-west, wc would say — "Remember 
how beautiful it is. for brethren to dwell 
together in unity and love." 


work to which they have devoted their 

Bishop McTlvaino, who is an excel- 
lent example of that which he advocates, 
gives the following advice to those who 
wish to become good pulpit orators with- 
out notes: "My first cotinscl is, that you 
boldly face the obstacles, and begin i:r 
ithriifl^. The longer you put it off the 
greater the difhculty." After illustra- 
ting this recommendation at sonic length, 
the Misliop says: 

"My second practical hint is: Never 
make the attenipt without being sure of 
your matter. Kvcry one who can talk 
extempore can learn to spKilc extempore, 
always provided lh( i luivi; somrlhing to 
fill/. In all of your cx|icrinients, there- 
fore, secure, by premeditation, a good 
amount of material digested, and arrang- 
ed for instant use. This will bo your 
greatest protection against loss of sclf- 
pos.session.1 My third advice is, l'*e no 
villus. If you have a scheme or skeleton 
let it be traced on yonr brain. The hab- 
it once acquired will li(( invaluable. 

"Rut this counsel, however important, 
I fear few of you will be disposed to fol- 
low. Let me then rcinibrce it by the au- 
tliioitv of a master in this department, 
the late l r. J. W. Alexander. 'If long 
cxiierinient.' says he. 'innumerable blun- 
deis, and unfeigned rcgixt, can qualify 
anv one to give counsel on this head, I 
.-fin the man: for all my life I have felt 
the struggle between a high ideal and a 
most faulty practice. Rut my advice is 
derived rather from the successes of 
others than niy own failures; and if you 
ask me which is absolutely the best 
jiractice in regard to 'notes,' properly so 
called, that is in distinction from a com- 
plete manuscript, 1 unhesitatingly say, 
I'sK NONE.' 

'•A further caution to which I ask 
your special attention is — l u not prfpare 
yiiiir I'Dfth. 

•'As the severity of this precept may 
seem to demand support from the author- 
ity of experience, I am happy to be able 
to lay before you in the language of one 
who has been stj'led the most perfect 
pul]iit orator the modern church, at 
least, has known: 'Choose a copious sub- 
ject,' said Sunimcrficld, 'and lie not anx- 
ious to say all that might be said. Aim 
at giving a strong outline; the filling up 
will be more easily attained. I'reparc a 
skeleton, of your leading ideas. 1'liis 
J|uu mil^havH bufbnf"ye«. fXge* well 
the subject, bitt hf ranfiil not to rhoour 
your woltlKS jircvious to your delivery. — 
Fidlow out the idea with such language 
as may oiler at the moment. Don t be 
discouraged if you fall down a hundred 
times: for, though you fall, you shall rise 
again, and cheer yimrself with the proph- 
et's challenge, 'Who hath despised the 
day of small things'/' ' 'Abundance of 
viiilti i,' says Cicero, 'begets abundance 
of words, only let the man who is to 
speak be liberally traim'd by education, 
let him have natural advantages — be ex- 
ercised in innunie rablc discussions — and 
bo f:i.miliar with the best models — and 
you nccil not fear his ability to arrange 
and beautify his words.' " — N- V. Obi. 

A Wonderful Sight. 

The Rev. II. Venn once told his child 
ren that he would take them to sec one 

of the most wonderful sights in tbcworld. January and February; Tuo.M as H. H.\N 

Church Efforts at Important Centres. 
— \ 

No attentive reader of 'the early bisto- 
Wf of the Church can have failed to no- 
tice that large cities and important marts 
of commerce, were made places of special 
effort in preaching the (lospel, and in 
establishing churches. Here largeinass- 
es of people were easily accessible, and 
from these points influeiK'eswcre commu- 
nicated far and wide. The hi.^iry of 
the past and right reason .-dike con^mend 
this methodof procedure. l{('tircd|rl H « i 
and small towns are not to be neglected, 
but earnest and determined efforts arc 
necessary in our great cities. Stinted 
support and feeble labors arc for the most 
part ciipable of eflccting but little; but 
no where else are they so inadcfjuate as 
in the hurry, confusion, and excitement 
of large and busy cities., 

It is worthy of consideration whether 
our Chijrch has not overlooked this im- 
portant i)base of domestic missionary 
work. Wc have not done too mu(di for 
the rural districts and small towns, but 
we have done far too little in supporting 
and extending our church operations in 
our large cities. Our policy has jiroba- 
bly been too much like that ad(qited by 
the (iovcrnment at the outbreak of the 
late rebellion. Our forces have beeti too 
scattered; there has been too little con- 
centrated effort. Our lines have been 
cxteVided, but onr forces iiavc not been 
ma.ssed at particular points as they should 
have been. 

Our brethren of the United Presbyte- 
rian Church have initi^ lcj.! a jxilicy wide- 
ly difl'erent, and are directing special ef- 
forts towards important centres. They 
are making provision for supporting the 
means of grace in a liberal manner and 
with a resolve that no ordinary discour- 
agement shall be allowed to stop the 
work. At the late meeting of the Gen- 
eral Assembly of this Church, the follow- 
ing appropriations, among others, were 
made for tlic ensuing year: SI, (100 for 
the South Side mission in the city of 
ChicaL'": $1,000 for the North Side mis- 
sion ill the same city; PI ,0(10 to the St. 
Louis Mission; ?1,5(I0 for the outfit and 
support of a missionary to Oregon ; $2,50U 
fos the outfit and support of a missionary 
to San Francisco for one year. In all of 
the.-ie instances the missionaries were ap- 
pointed directly by the Assembly. • For 
tlio iiiission to, Sanjjy-ancisco, the Rev. 
MiisK^n T. toVrr^iT; I). "Tj., otic- trf ihc 
ablest and best known ministers of that 
denomination, was selected. At the same 
time it must be borne in mind, that this 
large appropriation for a single mission- 
ary in San Francisco, was for a merely 
experimental effort. The missionary is 
to "report to the next General Assembly 
the prospci ts of establishing permanent- 
ly a congn L'.Ttion in that city." In ad- 
dition to this, the Assembly agreed to 
send six experienced ministers to labor 
for two months each, for the coming year, 
in the City of Washington, with the re- 
quest that their respective rresbyteries 
supply their pulpits during their absence, 
it being understood that the friends of 
the cau.-'e in Washington bear all the ex- 
penses of travel and board; and that J. 
(j. RkdWN, D. D., be sent July and Au- 
gust; D. R. Kkrr, D. D , September and 
October; J. R. Cl.ARK, D. D., November 
and December; II. D. Haui-kr, D. D., 

have found, and where I have found it, so | 
that any person may examine and sci: for | 
himself. I have a tually discovered the 
whole New Testament, except seven or 
eleven verses, r'TorLict which: which sat- 
isfies me I t'ould discover them also. — 
''Now " be added', ''here was a way in 
which God concealed or hid the treasures 
of this Word, that Julian, the apostate 
Emperor and oilier eiicmiesiif Christ who 
wished to extirpate, the (losjid f'roin tbc 
world, iM vrr wyubf nave thought of; and 
though liny had, they never could have 
affected their destructiodi " 

The iiii idcnt and the result to which it 
led, must be dcejdy interesting to the 
Christian reader -V stroiincr confirma- 

Looking Back. 

James I'rainard Taylor .«ays in his 
journal, that we may regard it a / '"/ aiyii 
when we find our.selvcs looking burl,- to 
piiil C'lirislitin experience for evidence of 
piety. Truly it is one of Satan's most 
effectual devices. 

In the early ardor of a Christum h 'pc, 
in the fuU^ciiergy and ciithiisiasni of 
youth, wc irtiSf seem to acconqilish nuu'li 
in the service of Christ. Rut wlimi that 
youthful ardor has abated, aiid enthusi- 
asm h;is 1" . Ml. tatiied by del'cit, when 
woi.ldli' ^ rpi over the soul, slum 
beriiiir on  onn- hipyl' e;i.- e, and liyssborn 
its sirciigtli, wc awaic to, take up ihc lam 

tion of'tlic iiitc-iitv of the sacred text — cntation. 

and it w;is strange thai she shoubl ha\*e 
asked liim. It was uU because she wait 
really (though till that nionicnt iinciui- 
scionsly ) innrillinij to bi miml l.j/ Chrift. 
liy (Jod's grace the brother had indccfl 
made the matter plain; and it was not an 
hour before she had made a full surren- 
der to Christ, and was at peace. She 
could trust Jesus, and love him, too. — 
Header! go »/«w to Christ, if you have not 
already. Say to him. and on'y to him. 
'•(r*brolhcr! save me!" Then you will 
find relief. The burden of »iii fulls not 
ofi' before the enis.s. 

Speaking Power. 

There arc few things so essential to a 
minister's success as spc.ulcing jtoicrr. — 
He may be thoroughly versed in theolog- 
ical and classical lore, may be educated 
to precise and logical modes of thought, 
he may have literary ami scientific qual- 
ifications which fit him to occupy im- 
portant positions, but he is not likely to 
be half as useful as a preacher, all other 
things being equal, as one who can de- 
liver his thoughts with ease and effect, 
though such a one may be neither a 
classical scholar, nor a theologian, uor a 

Many a good, gospel, well-constructed 
sermon has been rendered useless by the 
way in which it has been delivered; and 
many an indifferent sermon has been 
jiroductive of great good from, having 
becndclivercd well. Humanly speaking, 
Whitefield, an4Summerfield, and John 
AngcU James, owed much of their suc- 
cess to their delivery, and the same is 
true of our eminent preachers now. 

The Jesuit preachers take great pains 
to acquire a good and cft'ective delivery. 
However high tboir attainments, when it 
is decided that they shall devote them- 
selves to the pulpit, they arc obliged to 
begin their elocutionary course by read- 
ing a book of monosyllabic words, and to 
pronounce each word distinctly; neither 
arc they allowed to proceed until they 
can pronounce each word well; and thus 
they go on from step to step, until like 
Lacordaire or Felix they can crowd the 
Cathedral of Notre Dame two hours V^c- 
fore they preach, and can keep a vast and 
breathless congregation hanging on their 
lips for another t'*o bourn. 

If the students in our seminaries could 
undergo siniiliar training, they would 
go forth to their work as better readers, 
and more effective preachers, and consc- 
r ifitLiid-fu r the iti rcat 

He would not tell them what it was; but 
in the evening led them to a miserable 
hovel, whose ruinous walls an l the broken 
windows showed jiovcrty and want. — 
"Now," said he, "my dear children, can 
any one that lives in such wretched habi- 
tation as this be happy'/ Yet this is notj 
all; a poor man lies on the floor, dy- 
ing of disease, and afflicted with nine 
painful ulcers." ''How wretched! ' they 
all exclaimed. lie then led them into 
the room, and addressing the poor dying 
man said, ".\brahani Midwood, I have 
brought my cliiblrcn here to show them 
that it is possible to be happy in a state 
of disease, and poverty, and want; now 
tell tlieni if it is not so." "Oh! yes, sir; 
I would not change my state with that of 
the richest person on earth, who has not 
those views which I have. Rlessed be 
God! I have good hope, through Christ, 
of being admitted into those blessed re- 
gions where Lazarus now dwells, having 
long forgetteu all his sorrows ami miseries. 
Sir, this is nothing to bear, whilst I can 
have access to God, by constant prayer, 
through faith in Christ. Indeed, sir, I 
am truly happy to all -eternity: and I 
every hour tliaiikX od, who has brought 
me from a state of darkness into his 
marvellous light, and has given mo toon- 
joy the unsearchable riches of his grace." 

A Christian. 

What trim he? A creature of God. a 
subject of his government, a violator of 
his law, a despiser of his Gospel, a reject- 
er of the Savior, a griever of the Spirit, 
an awakened in iuirer, a convicted rebel, 
a penitent sinner. What is he? A re- 
generated creature, a redeemed sinner, a 
child of God, a brother of Christ, an heir 
of heaven, kind to his relatives, a lover of 
bis enemies, a friend of his countrymen, 
a neighbor of the heathen; diligent in 
business, fervent in spirit, liberal in giv- 
ing, abundiint in good works, anxious for 
the welfare of souls; content with his sit- 
uation, faithful to his promises, poor in 
spirit, meek guilder injuries, hungering 
and tliifsting after righteousness, pure in 
heart, a happiness maker, persecuted for 
the sake of Christ, reviled for his reli- 
gion. What wilt he. brf A sanctified 
creature, a saved sinner, an inhabitant of 
heaven, a friend of .saints, and associate 
of angels, a companion of Christ, a son of 
Go' " 

NA, March and April; and Jasieb 
I'uE.sTLEV, D. D., May and June. 

The spirit which led to such measures 
as these, will be commended by all. We 
can only hope that it will be properly 
imitated by our own Church, and that the 
Roard of Domestic 3Iissions will pursue 
a similiar policy at important points; 
and especially and without delay in some 
of the principal cities and towns in the 
South. Such a movement can be much 
more easily executed now than at a later 
day. Some of the best talent in the 
Church should be sent at once to occupy 
places now open to us, in that desolated 
region: and the Church will supply the 
means of support, wbeuever asked. — 
J'rci. Banni r. 

its freedom from inierriolation or corrup- 
tion — could rfnt well be imagined. And 
it also furnishes a most valuable testi- 
mony to the diligent studyjof the Word of 
God which prevailed in the early Church; 
a testimony which painliilly coiitrn.sts 
with the iirnor.ince of Jiible" truth which 
exists wherever KomanismJias directly or 
indirectly succeeded in stamping the Holy 
Volume as'a proscribed book. — Our oini 

The "Value of a Little. 

I o lliy lilllr, do il well; 

l)a what right and reason tfll; 

Do what wrong and sorrow chiiin, 

("onqutr siu und cover ohamc. 

Do thy little, tlu.ngli il ho * 
UrcHiiiicss and drudger)'; 
They w hom Christ lq o^tk'S made, 
"tJathtrcd fragmeuta' whin he hudc. 

Do thy little, never mind 
TliougU,thy lirelhien be unkind; 
Though the mi ll who ought to smile, 
Mock and taunt thee torn while. 

Do thy little, never fenr 
While ihy .Snviciir stondeth near; 
Let the world ili javelins throw, 
On thy w ay undauulud go. 

Do thy little; God has made 
Million leaves lor forest sliiule; 
Smaller stars their glory bring — 
(lod cnqdoyelh every thing. 

I 111 thy little; and w hen thou 
V'L'elc. ton tby pallid brow, . 
Kre has fled the vital breath, 
Cold and damp the sw eat of de.ith — 

Then the little thou liiist done — 
Lillle linttles thou lii;st won, 
Little masteries achieved, 
Lfttle wants with care relieved, 
I-ittlc words in love expressed, ^ 
I.iltle wrongs at once confessed, 
Little favours kindly done, 
Little toils thuu didst not shun. 
Little graces meekly worn, 
Little sliglit.s with patience borne — 

These sh.iU crow n the pillowed head 
Holy light u|)on thee shed; 
These lire ireo^urcs that shall rise 
Far beyond the smiling skies. 

These to thee shall all he given 
For thy heritage in heaven; 
These shall nil perfume the air 
When thy spirit vnlers there. 

■^'et they still will linger here, 
And thy name shall long endear, 
For a legacy shall be 
In their deathless memory. 

The Bible Indestrnctible. 

"I was dining," said the late Rev. Wal- 
ter Ruchaiian, "some time ago, with a 
literary party at old Mr. Ambercromby's 
of Tullibody, (the father of Sir Ralph 
Ambercromby, who was slain in Egypt,) 
and we spent the evening together. A 
gentleman present put a question which 
puzzled the whole company. It was thus: 
''Supposing all the New Testaments in 
the world had been destroyed at the end 
of the third century, could their contents 
have been recovered from the writings of 
the first three centuries'/" The (|uestion 
was a novel one to all, and no one even haz- 
arded a guess in answer to the inquiry. 

"About two months after this meefing 
I received an invitation to breakfast with 
with Lord Hailes, (Sir David Dalryniple.) 
Next morning, during breakfast he ask- 
ed me if I rccollecrcd the curious quest- 
ion about the possibility of recovering 
the contents of the New Testament from 
the first three centuries. I replied, "I 
remember it well, and have thought of it 
often without being able to form any opiu- 
on or conjecture on the subject." 

"Well," said Lord Hailes, "that ques- 
tion quite accorded with the turn or t.iste 
of my antiquarian mind. On returning 
homo, as I knew I had all the writers of 
those centuries, I began iimnciliately to 
collect them, that I might set to work on 
the arduous task as soon as possible." — 
Pointing to a table covered with papers 
he said: "There have I been busy for 
these two months, searching for chapters, 
half chapters, and sentences of the New 
Testament, and have marked out what I 

Whore is the ble.wdni'i;? 1 1. ih iv, 
When lii'at I saw Ihi; Lonl, 

Then the danger is that we shall not 
return at oin-r to our first love, and de- 
voledness to the Service of Clirist, but 
shall Ue content with an indolent purpose 
to do 60, which day after day remains uii- 
I'lillillcd. Then sclf-examiiiatitiii beconies 
fi dark task from which wc shrink. We 
avoid such present aiidjiei'^onHl questions 
as, Havel to Jui/ prayed ;is mi^ch and 
earnestly as 1 oij^lit'/ liave I /')- /'/// set 
3 holy example before my family and the 
world'/ , Have I to-do// tried to lead any 
soul to Christ/ How uyu h ensior for 
such a one io tliiiik andt^peak of what he 
/('(lid^e, or incftiis to doj'^thaii of whatlie 
ilitlrn-diiUg^ ■' .» .. 

I li*te'w!ard people tell what they 
were enabled to do for Christ twenty-live 
years airo. till their hearts .seemeil to grow 
warm in tlie recital. Rut they spoke no 
word of wh*t they had done lor Christ 
titht liny. 

0 there is no more fearful crisis in tbc 
soul s history than that in which it stands, 
while it can only look tim h for evidence 
of a liviiii/ faith in Christ. --^l//ti/-it /« 

Ski.p-Dknial. — If is a matter that cnn- 
bii too oftt;n considered, that r^l 
qiiiics.s. lieal'h.iorder. peace and bouii-_ 
ly. depend on selli-dcnial. If natiirtJri" 
its wild ;-tate and wishes and indulgent 
scnsu.ilif ies. is to be humored, a do.-c of 
poison is brewing; a scourge for the fool'ii 
back is preparing — like drunkards who 
sit down ill good humor to tipple, but 
soon iirocced to black eyes. Nu nw» 
ever Ibuiid a happy life by ehuiicc, or 
yawned it into being with a wish. Even 
the Kingdom of Heaven suffereth vio- 
lence, and the violent only take it by 
force. So that perfect jicacc may be won 
by periietual war, and the health of the 
spirit by the (/('iM of th  Jlnh. -My old 
maxim is tli.'it religion will cost us some- 
thiim, but the want of it infinitely more. 
—iLo. li. {Jvcil. 

Gentle Words. 

A young rose in the siiniraer time - 

Is beautiful to uie, 
And glorious the many stiirs 

That glimiiu r on the sen. 
but gcnile words and loving hearts, 

And hands to d.isp injr own. 
Arc lictter than the fairest flowers, 

Ur fturs that ever shouc. 

The sun may warm the grass to life. 

The dew, the drooping flower. 
And eyes grow bright and watch the light 

Of ftutuinn's opening hour. 
But words that breathe of tenderness, 

And .i^miles we know are true. 
Are warmer than the summer-time, 

And brighter than the dew. 

It is not much the world can give. 

With all its subtle art. 
And gold and gems are not the things 

To .satisfy the heart. 
Hut oh! if those w ho cluster round 

The altar and the hearth, 
Have gentle words and loving smiles, 

ilow beautiful is earth! 

Smiling in Death- 

A pious old man was ncaringthe hour 
.if death, "Und his children and friends 
were standing around his bed. He seem- 
ed to be sleeping, during which time he 
smiled three times. When he opened 
his eyes his son asked him why he had 
smiled. The good man replied, ''The 
first time all earthly joys were pa.ssing be- 
fore me, and I smiled to think that man 
should attach so much importance to 
bubbles. The second time the sorrows of 
my life passed in review before me, and 
I smiled, knowing they had lost for mp 
their thorns, and that henceforth they 
could bj'ing me only roses. The . third 
time I thought of death, and smiled to 
think that pien should so fear this angel 
of God, who would bear them from all 
sorrow and lead them into the mansions 
of everlasting joy. " 

Army Prayer Meetings. 

The prayer-meetings of the army are 
models. They never drag. No sooner 
is the meeting open than mouths are 
open. I have .seen three or four rise at 
once. In a meeting of an hour, twenty 
or uiore would speak. God's spirit was 
manifestly present with us. There were 
many interesting cases of conversion; and 
narratives were recited of temptations 
and falls, of convictions and struggles, of 
darkness and dcNverance, which were 
sometimes thrilling. A young soldier 
took occasion to cross my path as I walk- 
ed out in the rear of our tent, that he 
might tell me what change had come over 
him. He had entered the army a youth 
carefully brought up, with correct habits. 
He had by degrees lost those habits, and 
become dissipated. Going home once on 
a furlough, he had presented himself to 
his mother in a state of intoxication. — 
She looked sadly on him, but said little. 
He saw her grief, felt ashamed and 
wretched, but had no power or hope of 
reform. He thought himself a jirodigal 
that had only ruin before him. In these 
meeting.-i, however, he had seen light, and 
now he felt himself a new man, whom 
the grace of God had reached. Yes. he 
should go home, not to pierce his mother's 
heart with fresh arrows of grief, hut to 
gladden and surprise her with the story 
of a Jirodigal restored. 1 shook his 
hand, g;ivo him words of encouragement, 
and we walked together to the chapel to 
joiu,the assembling worshipiiers. Asa 
chaplain one day observed wit h deep feel- 
ing, when the chaplains had a meeting 
in our tent, "I have found out this truth, 
that^od is able to convert and save men, 
in the army." This was said by a white- 
bearded minister of the West, who had 
followed Sherman's army through all its 
fortunes, that he might be near his only 
son. He alluded, as did others, to re- 
vival scenes at several of their Southern 
encampments. — Kcnitgnlist. 

From the Congregationalist. 

"0, Brother, Save Me!" 

These were the words of one who was 
most deeply convicted of sin. 1 never 
saw another person Hi such agony of 
mind f'roin the same fause. She was the 
child of pious jiarcnts, instructed and 
prayed for constantly; and now, after 
raising many olgectious, she saw that she 
was guilty "and stubborn, and in danger 
of puiiishnieiit. She had been directed 
to Christ; and had endeavored to follow 
the direction, yet no relief came. She 
had come to feol that it was because the 
way was not made dear to her as it 
■ *lould be, and was waiting f  r the return 
home of her only brother, with the feel- 
ing thut/o: would bo a better guide. 

When that brother arrived, he was in- 
formed of the fact, and a moment's 
thouglitdeterniincd him to go to his own 
room without seeing her. As he pa.ssed 
the door of the room where she was 
waiting for him, and stepped upon the 
stair, she discovered his purpc^^e, and 
springing alter him, she drew him back, 
crying out: 

''O, brother, save me! save me! If you 
don't I shall die!" 

It was a solemn moment. A moment 
perhaps as near the turning point as hu- 
man nature has power to see. The 
brother pushed her away almost roughly, 
saying, with a voice that was treQiuluus 
with Iright as well as afl'ectiou: 

"And so you will come to rather 
than to Jesus! /can 4p npthiitg at all 
for you. " 

Thus loft to herself-— the last fond 
refuge torn a^vay. — she sank down with 
a feeling of despair that accompaniod 
by anger at her brother. Rut iifter a 
few. moments she saw that he had only 
lold '.he truth. He ruuhl do nothing. 

SEf'RKT I'kavek. — If you live in the 
neglect of secret prayer, you »how your 
gooil will to neglect all the worship 
God. He that prays  inly when he 
prays with others, would not pray at all 
were it not that the eyes of others were 
upon hiiii. He that will not pray where 
none but (iod sceth him, manifestly doth 
not jiray at all out of respect to God, Of 
regard to his all-seeing eye, and thercT 
fore doth in effect cast off all prayer; and 
he that casts off prayer in effect casts off 
all worship of  iod, of which prayer is 
the principal duty. Now, what a miser- 
able saint is he who is no worshipper of 
(Jod! He that casts off the worship of 
God in effect casts off God himself; he 
refuses to own him, or be conversant 
with him as his (iod. For the way in 
which men own God and are conversant 
with him as their (Jod, is by worshipping 
li i lu. — J on athuH fjiiwa nit. 

Secret Si.ns, — Go down into jowy 
hearts and take the keys of fHfta and 
ransack j'our private cupboards and 
narrowly observe .what junkets your 
souls have hitherto lived upon, and 
gone behind the door and there secretly 
and stoutly made a nipal of them. 
dog's have bones they hide and secretly 
steal forth to knaw upon, so men have 
sins they hide under their tongues as 
sweet bits. — (Joudwin. 

Sr. Hntton. 

Ill his early days Dr Ilutton was very 
poor, and when he afterwards oiijoyeil 
honors and wealth, he was never ashamed 
of referring to the condition of poverty 
from which il had plea.sed God to raise him. 
Whilehe was Risliop of Durham he was 
once traveling near Wensleydale, ainoan- 
tainous district in the north of En;.land, 
when he suddenly dismounted and re- 
fired to a particular spot at .some distance 
from the highway. He knelt there in 
prayer for somo time, and returned to his 
attendants. They were anxious to know 
the reason for the singular act they had 
just witnessed, and the Rishop told thciu 
he had been presenting his thanksgivings 
to (iod for luercips received since his 
early days. He stated that his reason 
for selecting that particular spot on 
which to kneel was that he had once 
been at that place when he was poor, 
barefooted boy, and had disturbed a cow 
that was lying there so that he ro'ght 
warm his feet and Ipgs on the place that 
she had lain upon. 

If will 

Y(if must believe in Christ, 
not do to believe merely about 
You must walk by faith, not by sig 
Faith will not always lead you as your 
senses would wish. Rut if you wish to be 
saved, you must be savpd by Christ; and 
bis way is to have you exercise faith In 

It may be hard to bear the rod of God, 
but why should wc dread it, if as the con- 
sequence of its applicafipfi to us, we re- 
ceive the impress of his chosen and de- 
voted people, and arc marked for heaven! 

Love Bettkr Than Feaii.— The 

great duty of life is wot to give pain; and 
iho most atrnte rjiasoripr cajinot find an 
excuse for one yi'ho voluntarily wounds 
the heart of » fellow-creature. Even 
for their own sakcs, people should show 
kindness and regarJ 'e depend- 
ents. They arp often better served in 
trifles, in proportion as they are rpMior 
feared than loved; but how small is t^is 
gain, compared to tbeloss sustained |i) n|l 
th"; weightier affairs of life! The» t)»P 
faithful servant shows hiii|se}f, at.once,asa 
friend, while oi|0 wbi  sprros from fpitr 
shows himsplf no unoiny. 

A Jl'sT Rkbi'KK. — "It was njy custom 
in my youth," says a celebrated Torsian 
writer, - to rise from my sleep to watch, 
pray, and read the Koran, One night, 
as I wasthus pngaged, wy father, a inai» 
of practiced virtue, awoke. "Behold," 
said I to hiiii. "thy other children are 
lost in irreligious slumbers, while I 
alouc am awake to praise (iod." "Son of 
niy soul." said he, "it is oetter to sleep 
than to wake to remark the faults of thy 
brethren " 



Rbt. KDWARDl'. II Cil PURK V, 1 ,, 
Ukt. STKl'llliX VKUKIOS, / 



AUGUST 10, 1865 

t T.i\UI\0 RULES. 

"Comraimk-.itioiis for tliis paper niii-t, in j 
nil I^.Hccunipaiiied with tlie iiaiiK-8 uf 

Ibeir aiitliori. ! 

t&'^o ciimiminicntion of n personal or ron- I 
*rorcr»iiil cliiirarter will lie ptiljlisbi'd, cxcepf I 
ovrr tlic Diiin« of the niillior. 

TiiiiMH. — Thrdt Vollorr a ycur. if paid in nd- 
Tunrc; Threr DoUart and fifli/ ceiitt, if not pn'd 
within three months. 8fey-the terms of snb- 
••ription will be strictly m forced. 

J®" Wo sliall liolJ our correspondent, 
"WaysiJe,'' to his promise. . 

Wantkd. — A rriend wants No.^2, 
June 22d, of the Western Presbyterian. 
We have none in our ofliie. Will one of 
our subscribers who does not file the 
per, do us the favor to forward that nuuij 

Danville Theological Seminary. i 

It was announced in this paper early i 
fn M^y, that Drs. IJRKrKi.Miiixiij and 
Hl'.vimirky had, at tlieir own rcipie-t, . 
been relieved from the labors and cares j 
of their Professorships for one year; and 
that a Committee of tlie Board of Direc- , 
tors of the Seminary "had been appointed | 
to secure instruction for the approaching ( 
session in the chairs thus temporarily va- I 
oated. At the late meeting of -the Gen- 
•nil Assembly, this Committee, as rep- 
resented by one of their number, had an 
interview with the Committee on Theo- 
logical Seminaries; and the Assembly 
ftdopted the following resolution, embo- 
died in the re]iort of its Committee: 

Rii'i/vi'il. '■ That the Committee ap- 
pointed by the Board of Directors, to se- 
cure persons to give instruction in the 
chairs from which Drs. HitKrKlNRirxiK 
and HuMl'tlltKY have asked to be relieved 
for the next year, are advised, if possi- 
ble, to employ the Rev, Dr. 11. W. Ii.\N- 
1 IS for the chair of |)r. Hrcckiiiridge. and 
t  .o Ucv. Dr. J. Edw.vkds tor that of Dr. 
Humphrey, provided Drs. IJret-kinridgc ' 
and llumidirey, or cither of them, do not | 
ace their way clear to resume their chairs 
at the commencement of the next ses- 

Wo are now authorized to state, that 
Dr. Landis has con.scnted to undertake 
the duties of Dr. Breckinridge's chair, 
and will be at his post at tlie opening of 
the Kos^n. Dr. Edw.vrus, under the 
recent action of his Presbytery, retains 
hia pastoral eliarge in Philadelphia; but 
♦he Committee of the Board arc quite 
•oufldent they will succeed in the effort 
♦o secure a suitable person to give in- 
Itruction in the other chair. 

The next session of the Seminary will 
•ommenec on the 20th of September. — 
Ab udvertisement will be found in our 
•oluDiDS next week. 

nie.stic Missions only 82:jr .;^5, and to the 
Hoard of Education, only S718.7U— all 

Tliis deplorable result is to be referred 
to two circupastances, bc-^iiles the sin of 
covetousncs.i. The first i3*iie ^jfluencc 
of evil counsels. According to our cor- 
respondent'/" in this papcrof the 2(lth 
lilt., the True Prc»hylei 'i m of Sept. 1, 
1B61, suggested that the members of our 
Synod should render 'no aid and comfort 
in any shape, to anything under the con- 
trol of the Assembly, or of any body 
that either openly (jr covertly sustains 
the Assembly." Something of a similar 
tenor was said at the lust meeting of the 
Synod, and a decided unwillingness was 
manifested in certain fjuartcrs, to com- 
mend the Boards to the support of the 
people. How I'ar this divisive spirit 
has bin^rcd contributions, we have no 
means of knowing. But^e plan falls j 
in so exactly with the impulses of covet- 
ousncss, that we fear it has wi'0u|^t not 
a little mischief in •Iheliiu^ of us.*^ 
Look at the positlonjof tho||^ho delib- 
rately withhold aidffrom the Board of 
Fori'ign Missions. Do they 'cou tribute 
funds to the wArk of converting the hea- 
then through any other missionary socie- 
ty? Or have ihcy establi^hed a foreign 
mission of their own? Are they doing 
any thing, in any way, to send the gospel 
to the pagan world? We presume not. 
If not, iheTi' position is this: They pro- 
pose to lea ye the Iniathcn to perish 5n 
their gins, in ordei'to bring the General 

ated spirituality au-l the pure Prcsbyt 

hf!^ been able to ffiicc ^t through the 

Boards of the Church. - 

Attoition is due to the relations sus- 
iained by the Presbyteries in Kentucky 
to the Board of Domestic Missions and 
the Board of Education. According to the 
Appendix of the last Heport of the Board 
ef Domestic Missions, only 8253.35, were 
contributed to the Treasury of that 
Board by the cntiic Synod of Kentucky, 
froia March 1, 1SC4 to March 1, 18C5.— 
The details arc as follows: 

ELrnrzrr. — Burlington, 880, 
Louitvillf. — No contributions. 
Writ Lexington. — Lexington, 2d, 510. 
Pifgah, $6.25. 

iluhlcnbxirg. — Hopkinsville, $23. 
iWi/aiA.— Paducah, ?36.20. 
Ti-nntyhania. — Ilarrodsburg, 893.90. 
Paint Lick, 81.00. 

Total from the Synod, ?25:  35. 
Turn now to the Board of Education. 
UU. — Walnut street, Loui.sville, 

Traniyhanra — Danville: 1, 82.1 G. — 
Do, 2d, 8194 30. Ilarrodsburg, ?5G.— 
Mount Pleasant, 822.40. Paint Lick, 

Wat Lfxington. — Frankfort 8114; 
Hopewell 86; Pisgah 84. 

Padneah. — Paducah 814. 

£let»eier. — Nothing. 

MxikUnhurg. — Nothing. 

Total from the Synod, 8718 70. 

It ought to be stated that these figures 
are taken from the Reports of the two 
Boards. The statistical tables, in the 
minutes of the Assembly, present a more 
favorable exhibit of the liberality of the 
ehurches. Thfese tables include dona- 
tions to Education and Domestic Mis- 
aions which do not pass into the Treasu- 
ries of the Boards, but are expended 
through the committees of Presbyteries 
and other agencies. What we are now 
pointing out is the support afforded by 
onr Synod to the Boards of the church. 

Perhaps it should also be said that 
•ther fontributioos were made, which 
kowever, did not reach the Treasuries in 
aeasoD for the Report. This, if we 
inist.Hke not, is true of the congregations 
in Djnville and in some other places. — 
" But, np«n the face of the matter the 
wealthy and powerlul Synod of Ken- 
tucky, contributed to the Board of Do 

lyloteruisl Is tj^is the iinadulter- 
ritu-ility aii-l the pure Presbyter!^ 
aaisni now offered to us? To whai extent 
these brethren aid Domestic Missions and 
Education thnnigh their Prcsbyj|^ries, 
we dq^notjcnow. But the scheme is an 
incipient schism in one of vWwkt evil 
forms, and ought to be steadfastly resist- 

The second cause of this neglect of the 
two Boards is to be found in the fact, 
that our Presbyteries, with the exception 
of Transylvania, have withdrawn from 
their former relations to the Boards; and 
have undertaken to support Domestic 
Missions in their own bounds, and to ed- 
ucate candidates for the ministry of their 
own selection. This independent action 
is liable to several objections at this time. 
First — it falls in with the plans of those 
who would, if they could, induce our 
Synod to abandon the (ieneral As.sembly. 
So far as the important and cherished 
cause of Education, and that of Domestic 
Missions is concerned, it separates our 
people from the chul" ! i at large. And 
if the people are once finally severed from 
the General Assembly, in the work of 
spreiding the gospel, the schism is far 
advanced. Those who would lead us off 
from the Presbyterian church, could 
hardly wish to take a longer step at the 
beginning. Next, the churches in these 
Presbyteries acting on this plan, are do- 
ing nothing for the vast missionary field 
outside of Kentucky. It is true, that 
the plan nominally provides for sending 
balances to the Board; but, in fact, there 
arc no balances, as is seen from the state- 
ments above. The powerful Presbytery 
of Louisville, for example, sent nothing 
to the Board. The effect of the measure 
is to prevent our people from doing any- 
thing for destitute places in other States. 
Again: the .system is particularly unfair 
in its bearing on the Board of Education. 
The young men in the Theological Sem- 
inary look to the Board of Education for 
assistance. The Board appropriated last 
year to these young men the sum of 
8937.50. The Presbytery of Transylva- 
nia co-operates with the Board of Edu- 
cation. If the donations from this Pres- 
bytery had been withheld, the Board 
would not have received from the Synod 
one-sixth part of the sum expended by 
it in Kentucky. The support of the Sem- 
inary, through its pupils, has, from the 
beginning, taken from the Treasury of 
the Board nearly twice as much as it has 
received from tlic.i^ynod. Many of the 
students were from other Synods; but 
then their attendance at our own Semi- 
nary, could not have been secured, but 
for the operations of the Board. The 
people of Kentucky who mean to stand 
by the Seminary, ought to stand by this 
Board. Without the Board, the Semi- 
nary could not have beni Buslained. 

It is the unalterable purpose of the 
great mass of our brethren in Kentucky 
to adhere in good faith to the General 
Assembly. We submit to these breth- 
ren, whether they ought not to mate the 
purpose manifest by putting themselves, 
at all points, in a cordial connection with 
the church and all its Institutions. If 
the spirit of discord and schism among 
us take the form of repudiating the 
Boards, the spirit of attachment to the 
church ought to take the form of a lib- 
eral support of these Boards. Those 
among us whose motto is the "whole 
church," have but one course open to 
them, and that is a resolute adherence to 
it, made effective by a course of policy 
which shall look steadily to that end. — 
The return of all our Presbyteries to a 
cordial co-operation with these two 
Boards, would be a sign that our troub- 
les were passing away; and a measure 
binding us all together. 

Church Property in the South. 

The Rev. Dr. William Brown, editor 
of the Central Presbyterian. Richmond. 
Va.. published in his paper of July 20. 
a 'Circular Letter in behalf of the Cen- 
tral Presbyterian.' He says: "I can de- 
liberately assure these who h-avc not read 
the proceedings of the Old iSchool Gen- 
eral As.sembly, that thcv not only expli- 
citly declare their jiurposc to extend their 
jurisdiction over all the South, but also 
to claim our church j roj)crfy, xohcnever 
any number in a Presbytery, or a church, 
however small, can be found adhering 
to them." The iVd/ics are ours. We are 
happ}' to assure Dr. Brown that he has 
been missled by^he bluadcrs of the re- 
porters. We have before n»-the printed 
minutes of the Aij.sembly, and we can find 
nothing of the kind— tiot one word in 
that sense. 

»e history of the ease, so far as we 

reports, is about this 

The committee of the Assc  ' ' 'i the 
report of the Board of Dome.'-i. 
Dr. J. C. Lord, diairman, reported a se- 
ries of resoluuons, one vi' wliii h was as 

"4. That this General Assembly di- 
rect the Board of Domestic Missions to 
take prompt and effectual measures to 
■ reclaim the Presbyterian churches in thef 
Southern States of the Union, by the ap- 
pointment and support of prudent and 
j^lcvoted Missionaries," 
( Dr. W, L. Breckinridge opposed all 
interference with the projierty belonging 
to the Southern people. To obviate this 
objection, Mr. Preston, of Kentucky, mo- 
ved to substitute the word '• conureira- 
chea," in the, resolution, 
so that it might be understood that the 
people, and not buildings, were contem- 
plated. The amendment was adopted. 
Dr. Moiffort m^*ved to substitute the 
words "restore *and build up" for "re- 
claim": saying that he made the motion, 
not because he thoiight the resolution 
pointed to church property, but because 
others might possibly take that .sense 
from it. The amendment was adopted; 
and the resolution now requires the Board 
of Missions "to take prompt and effectual 
measures to restore and build up the 
Presbyterian congregations in the South- 
ern States," &c. It is to be observed, 
also, that the two brethren who offered 
these amendments, acted with the major- 
ity in the last Assembly, on the subject 
ot "leconslruction." It clearly indicates 
the policy of the Assembly, as to the 
property question, and settles also the 
poliey to be pursued by the "Board of Do- 
oncstic Missions. 

Action similar to this, and more deci- 
sive, was taken at another time. In the 
papur on Reconstruction, reported to the 
Assembly on the fourth day, the follow- 
ing words occur: "And it is further or- 
dered, that due care be taken, where this 
is practicable, to secure the houses of 
worship and other church property belong 
ing to Presbyteries formerly in our con- 
nection in those States, (i, e. Confeder- 
ate States,) to the use of loyal church- 
es." On the teuth day, the paper was 
taken up for final action, when Hon, (i. 
P. Strong, of St. Louis, moved that this 
clause be stricken out; and his motion 
prevailed. The whole paper, as adopted, 
may be found on p. 5(J0 of the printed 
minutes, and it does not exhibit a trace 
of any claim on the church property bo- 
longing to our Southern brethren. We 
have been to some pains to obtain a true 
history of these proceedings, out of jeal- 
ousy for the honor of our church in this 
matter; and we invite to it the attention, 
not only of Dr. Brown, but of our breth- 
ren every'where. 

Perhaps we ought, in all frankness, to 
add, that it is the purpose of our church 
to extend itself into the Southern States. 
The "field is the world." There is no 
reason why it should not gather into its 
bosom all who are like-minded with it- 
self in the South, just as it is doing in 
New England. But in fulfilling its wide 
commission it will adopt no measures that 
will stain its hitherto unstained honor as 
a Church of Christ. 

[For the Western Presbytcrinn ] 

Dr. E. L. Stanton and his Memorial. 

The Brethren, who have re.-«d what 
i':  tantouha8 seen fit to publish about 
me, m.iy cJjw;t me to take some notice 
of it. rc^ji^^ rthc respect, which it bc- 


jtertain for him, 

conies me ta 

nic to s,iy*^methin j; — lest I seem to be 

Infidelity Greatly Increased. 

A correspondent of the Presbyter, wri- 
ting from Chattanooga two or three weeks 
ago, says: 

"The rebellion was to "conserve and 
perpetuate slavery" as a divine institu- 
tion, taught and sanctioned by the Bible. 
The people were told that their cause 
must succeed as sure as the Scriptures 
are true, that God was on their side, hu- 
manity and justice also, and it must sue 
cced; but it has failed, and signally fail- 
ed too. As a natual sequence, a logical 
conclusion from such premises, their con- 
fidence in God's word is shaken — they it. So prevalent is this, that 
prominent ministers are alarmed at this 
state of things, and are aroused to ex . 
ertion to counteract the error by warn- 
ing the people of their danger. 

But while the rebellion has led one 
class to disbelieve God's word, it has 
greatly increased the faith of the colored 
people who firmly believe that God has 
heard their cry and delivered them as 
surely as he did Israel out of Egypt" 

IIerei.v is love, not that we loved 
God, but that he loved us, and sent his 
Son lo b* the propitiation for otir sins. 

le t^Lji 


wholly iud^rent to his writings. 

If he ha^ffcrcd a manly and not un- 
friendly answer to anything said by me 
in the General Assembly, or elsewhere, it 
might have been my duty to defend my 
opinions. 1?at his discourse is little more 
than a series of-distorted or trivial state- 
ments — pervaded by a tone of captioiK 
incivility, apparently intended to be 
offensive. It is, therefore, not entitled, 
by the rules of discussion among men of 
honor, or of courtesy between Brethren, 
to any notice as mu argument. I aim to 
give it ^o more thaa is due to an invect- 

I afcu int if a railing accusation, that 
Dr. Stanton represents me as reviling my 
Brethren, who had joined him in his 
memorial — imputing to them "bad pas- 
sions as the impulse which prompted 
them" — that is — ^wicked motives — -if he 
meant anything in particular. To get 
this sense out of my language, he adds a 
word which I did not use, and thus ob- 
tains a meaning, which he had reason 
enough to suppose was not mine. He 
knows me well enough to feel assured that 
I love- my Brethren — he witnessed the 
kindness and respect with which they 
treated ine^ — he had seen nothing in ixic, 
he had heard nothing from nie, at any 
time, like an indignily or unkindness to- 
wards any of them. In the face of, all 
this — instead of concluding, if my words 
seemed to imply what he charges, that 
they were incautiously used — he resorts 
to interpolati on J'o £ this injurious force. 
I had said, passions — ho makes rae say, 
bad passions — and then he uses the words 
in their worst sense. In some transac- 
tions, the like of this is forgery, and 
might lead to the State prison. I will 
not say that the like always carries dis- 
honor with it. 

Perhaps I should have ukuIc it plain- 
er, that hj passions 1 meantsucli !• clings, 
as greatly excited by this horrid war — 
many of them justly so — ought now to 
subside, and not nieanwlule be allowc 1 to 
affect our views of christian doctrine, and 
church government. AVhile the storm is 
dying away, just as while it raged with, 
greatest fury, and after it shall be w holly 
goTit, tlTC'Criurcn'bugfft' ■nrtiahd lust tjy 
its principles, and let all men sec that it 
rests on a rock, and cannot be moved. — 
I wish that I had been more explicit^ — 
for I desire to give offence to none. But 
I do not perceive how a candid and 
friendly mind can discover in this utter- 
ance, the least unkindness or lii-rospect, 
towards my Brethren. I am . no less than 
at first, opposed to the policy of the Me- 
morial and like papers. I am still per- 
suaded that the conclusions of the As- 
sembly, so far as they run in the line of 
such proposals, exceed the powers of the 
church, and will remain in disuse — im- 
possible of execution, and wholly need- 
less if it were otherwise. But I never 
questioned the purity of my brethren, in 
their love of the church and the country, 
and their desire to honor both. Dr. Stan* 
ton himself — who is said to have drawn 
up the Memorial, whose vehemence in 
support of it, indicates some special con- 
cern in its behalf, and whose writings 
have now become as frequent and author- 
itative, as if he had taken charge of the 
Presbyterian church — it has been no part 
of my purpose, at any time, to treat him 
otherwise, than with deference and broth- 
erly kindness. Even this gross misrep- 
resentation of my meaning excites no bit- 
terness in my mind, and prompts me to 
no retort, except to repel his injustice. 
I trust it is not a wilful attempt to sow 
discord among brethren, and still more, I 
trust that if it be such, it will come short 
of its ill design. 

As to his rude aspersion, repeated in 
this, from his former letter to the editors 
of the AVestern Presbyterian, that I had 
made one speech in the Assembly, and 
published another in the newspaper — 
whether it proceed from ill nature, or 
from ignorance of good manners — I have 
to say, as tho' making an explanation to a 
gentleman, that by the favor of my 
brethren, I spoke twice in the Assembly 
on the Memorial and kindred papers — 
once at some length — on b&th occasions 
withoat notes — witB-'nothing preserved to 
guide mc in writing out afterwards what 
was said, having no thought at the time 
of doing so. When led to do this, after 
my return home, and finding imperfect 
assistance in the reports of these speeches 
in the newspapers, I was left to my mem- 
ory and my general reflections on these 
subjects. It was my aim to make the 
written speech the substance, as it pur- 
ports to be, of what had been spoken. — 
It may contain thoughts and language 
not expressed on the floor, as it may 
omit others, that were used then and for- 
gotten. But it is, as nearly as could be 
recalled, what had been said, and Dr. 
Stanton is the first, within my knowledge, 
to descend to the low indignity of insin- 
uating the tontrarr. 

If the published speech ascribe to the 
-Memorial something not found in it, but 
in another paper, pending at the same 
time, the inadvertence might easily oc- 
cur, and to a fair man, present during the 
discussions, it could hardly seem worthy 
of remark as he must remember that 

Union Theological Seminary, Y&. 

This Seminary appears not to have 
been closed, at least formally, during the 
war. One or more of the professors 
gave instruction, and one or more stu- 
dents were in atlciidanee,. every session. 
It is annouiicctkin the Christia'n Obsrr- 

of the school for native Christian girls 
at Dchra, is doing an important work in 
training the scholars in domestic duties, 
an well as educating iheni intellectually 
and morally. IMr. Forinan speaks of cd- 
ucatif.iial nioveineiits at Labor. Up- 
jfards ol a thousand children are gathevcd 
i in the A nglo-vernaeuhir schools, bcbidea 
, the youth attending the college. Tho 


these affiliated documents were consider- 

edyery much in common by other speak- 'I'e -^en'inary will be reope.Ted j Bishop of Calcutta had rcc-ntly visil 

, „„„ for the reception of students ou the seii. the schools, and expressed his delight 

ond Slonday o^ September next, when the 
regular course of instruction will be re- 
su'nicd. All the professors, Drs. Wilson 

crs, as well as myself. It had been more 
exact, no doubt, to call- this written 
speech, ''The substance of remarks, &c ,' 
on the Memorial, and other like ji'iprrs." 
I regret the inaccuracy, since it has ^vcn 
an occasion for the display of this un- 
aniiablo temper. 

The sense of misfortune from incurring 
Dr. Stanton's displeasure — I think with- 
out reason on his part, certainly without 
intentional provocation on miue-^is in 
some degree mitigated by the ^ipproba- 
tion of brethren, not a few, in various 
places through the land — brethren as 
wisely and as firmly true to the church 
and to the country, as Dr. Stanton can 
decently claim to 1^. Such men have 
freely made known to me, that they ap- 
prove my course in the Assembly, inclu- 
ding this speech, with the prediction of I ;'],7;,„,i,^tion given in another columu. 
the like approval by the people gener- ' a* repair to the Seminary at the opening 
ally, when quietness indeed shall possess of the session on the second Monday of 


their mana;.'ement, as well as in the 
progress of the scholars. After looking 
j at the children for some time, he took a 
a nafive gentleman by the arm. and led 

Smith, Dabney, and Peck, will be rif^he ■ 1'"" up to them, saying, "Is it not benuti- 

round. Considerable difilculty is ev 
ident'y apprehended in the support both 
of professors and students. The Obser- 
ver says: 

"We understand that there is a good 
prospect of a support for our Professors 
at the Union Theological Seminary the 
sext year, through the kindness and 
liberality of Christian friends who have 
not been injured by the wat. -\ pastor 
writys: "A most excellent and earnest 
Christian lady has informed me that she 
would make most strenuous efforts to 
raise a fund for the support of students, 
and that she thought she could collect a 
good amount." We hope our young 
men who, liaving the ministry in view, 
would make the most of life, will heed 

men's minds after the turbulence of these 
times, and the Church, understanding 
that the war is over, shall join the Gov- 
ernment, with the soldiers returned from 
the field, and our fellow-citizens at large, 
in measures of pacification, all men re- 
joicing to perceive, that the time for peace 
has come at last. The Lord hasten the 

Hiope I shall not be required to follow 
Dr. Stanton through all he has written 
concerning me, and that this may suffice 
— although it is very far from exposing 
all the causeless discourtesies and idle 
clamors of this extraordinary production. 
It gives me no pleasure to note his in- 
firmities, any more than my own — and 
neither his writings nor mine, in this line 
of discourse, are likely to be very useful 
to the church. I shall be truly glad, 
therefore, to feel at liberty, in the future, 
to leave this field of disputation entirely 
to Dr. Stanton, should his wisdom and 
his taste pursue its cultivation. 


D.\NVit.LE, Kv., Auirust 7, 1SG5. 

Receipts of the Bo.\rds. — The re- 
ceipts of the Boards for the mouth of 
June w^eas followsi^ ffonicsiic M^ions,^ d 
S);».i;SR.33— of wh?cir 815,785.28 wcre|w 
from legacies;. Education, 53,814.75; 
Foreign Missions. 84,-l47.54; Publica- 
tion— Sahs, 83,999.49: Donations, 83,- 
137.50; Church Re!ension,$~0d.75; Dis- 
abled Ministers, $798.20 since the last 

Death of Bishop Potter. 

The Rev. Ai.o.Nzo Potter, D. D., 
hishop of the diocese of Pennsylvania, 
died at San Francisco, Cal., July 4th, in 
the 65th year of his age. He was an 
able, learned, and pious man. For a 
considerable period he was a professor in 
Union College, under the presidency of 
his father-in-law, the Rev. Dr. Nott. — 
Bishop Potter of New York, who has re- 
cently come into serious conflict with a 
portion of his clergy, is a brother of the 
deceased. By a singular coincidence, the 
brothers Potter succeeded the brothers 
Underdonk, in the dioceses of Pennsyl- 
vania and New York. The trials of the 
lalfer, some years ago, engaged the at- 
tention of the public in an unusual de- 
gree. One of them was degraded from 
the episcopate; the other suspended. 

The JV. y. Observer says of the de- 
ceased bishop, "He sailed from this port 
about two month since, going by the way 
of Cape Horn, for the benefit of his 
health, which has been greatly impaired 
for many years. It was only a few days 
before the receipt of the intelligence of 
his death that his son, who had accom- 
panied him, returned with the report that 
his health was greatly improved; the long 
voyage round Cape Horn having been 
very advantageous to him, and that he 
would return here -in September next. — 
His death was quite sudden." 

Dr. Stevens, formerly assistant bishop, 
now, by right of succession, bishop of the 
diocese of Pennsylvania, has addressed a 
letter to the clergy and laity of the same, 
communicating the intelligence of the 
death of Bishop Potter. He recounts 
the services that the distinguished de- 
ceased has rendered to the Church, and 
expresses deep sorrow at the decree which 
has called him from the earth. He 
says: "As a preacher, he was forcible, 
clear and eloquent; as a legislator, he was 
sagacious and far-sighted; as an executive 
ofiicer, he was prompt, active and un- 
faltering; as a tisliop, he was eminently 
wise, conservative and efficient; as a man, 
he was noble in mind and body; as a citi- 
zen, loyal and patriotic; as a Christian, 
humble, godly in conversation, spotless 
in life, resting alone on Christ for pardon 
and peace." The Bishop recommends 
that the prayer for persons in aflBiction be 
read, and that the chancels of the 
churches be draped in rnourointr 

September next.' 

The Central Pr  i^byli riiin, (^hosc pub- 
lication has also been resumed,) says: 

"We have received private informa- 
tion that successful efforts are in pro- 
gress by which it is believed the suppoft 
of our beloved Professors will be made 
sure for next year. The prostrate con- 
dition of our finances renders it well ni^h 
impossible for^our own people in Vir- 
gini,i to do anything adequate for this 
end at present. Let us hope that after 
a little, we shall have it in our power to 
do more. It may be proper to say just 
here, that competent judges regard the 
funds of the Seminary in a much safer 
condition than feared by many. — 
They will probably not be productive 
for a year, and may suffer, in fact, a se- 
vere loss; but it is hoped this loss will 
not bo^ such as will seriously interfere 
with the regular operations of the In- 

The Observer expresses its views fur- 
ther in the following terms: 

« "As a Church, we have reason to 
thank God that this Seminary has not, 
like other institutions, been desolated 
by the war, and that its doors are soon 
to be opened to candidates for the min- 
istry who are cordially and urgently in- 
vited to resort to it, and avail themselves 
of gratuitous instruction and ready fur- 
nished rooms, in preparing for the hal- 
lowed work they have in view. We un- 
erstii^ tJiatknany of ^he young ipen, 
who wotild iifiniediatel^ resume their, 
studies, if they could, jire discharged sol- 
diers, bravo and devoted men. Having 
left tho service poor, their previous 
earnings being in Confederate currency 
now worthless, they are destitute of 
means to defray their expenses at the 
seminary. To such men, if the whole 
Southern Church could speak with one 
voice, she would no doubt say: ''let no 
man delay entering the Seminary for 
want of money." The importance of 
supplying our country with a well edu- 
cated ministry, trained at our Semina- 
ries, was never so urgent as at this time. 
If the cause of truth and godliness is to 
be sustained and extended, our Churches 
must have ministers trained for their 
work here on the ground, and with the 
people among whom they are to live. — 
They can no longer look abroad for pas- 
tors or evangelists to occupy fields which 
will be opening to their labors. 

ful?" "A bed of roses; a bed of roses ! 
the native replied. 

American Union Commission. 

Missionary Intelligence. 

The following items are taken from 
the Home and Foreign Records for the 
current month: 

Notices OF Mission a-ries."— The Rev. 
Messrs. Myers and Kellogg and their 
wives arrived at Point de Gallc, on their 
way to Upper India, on the 17th of May, 
after a long passaged The Rev. Samuel 
Dodd and Miss Sarah L. Green were 
united in marriage at Ningpo on the 4th 
of April. The Rev. J. S. Roberts and 
his wife have removed from Shanghai to 
Canton for the present, hoping for benefit 
to Mr. Roberts' health, which had be- 
come seriously impaired at the former 

Admitted to the CnuRcn — At 
Tungohow, China, an interesting convert 
was baptized and received into the com- 
munion of the Church on flic first Sab- 
bath in April — a man who had formerly 
lived as a servant in the family of one 
of the missionaries, but without bein-; at 

of the Christian religion. On .sroing back 
to his friends he was often asked about 
the foreigners and their religion, and 
when the latter was assaileil he spoke in 
its defence.. This led him to reflect on 
his own duty, and under the teaching of 
the Holy Spirit, after a pwcat conflict 
with his pride, he was made willing to 

As one of the signs of the times, wo 
publish the following appeal, taken from 
tli^N. Y. Observer: 

TO the auxiliaries' of the 8ANITART 

Honored. Co- ]\orlers — The Sanitary 
and Christian . Commissioners have al- 
ready publicly and officially notified you 
that your labors in connection with the 
army are ended. The thanks which they 
have rendered y(iu tho country indorses. 
Haifa million of soldiers bear grateful 
testimony to the efficiency of your patri- 
otic and Christian efforts. But though 
these labors on behalf of the arpiy are 
ended, we entreat you not to disband. 
The war is over, but its desolations remain, 
and opens before you a field of labor not 
less extensive than that which you have 
so generously and successfully cultivated. 
Gov. lloldeii thus describes ihecoudition 
of North Carolina: 

"We do not think more than one sixth 
of the crops of Indian corn and wheat 
will he produced this year. * * * There 
are no local societies for the poor. =i= * * 
(Che great body of our people are indus- 
trious and dispo.sed to work; but they 
need tho means in the way of food, ani- 
mals, and implements to cultivate the 
earth.** The educational funds of tho 
State are all jeopardized, if not utterly 
lost The people of the State can offer 
no facilities for the education of children 
during this year." 

This ofhcial description of North Caro- 
lina affords a true picture of the condi- 
tion of all the Southern States. In 
States thus desolated must be established 
a true, a Christian civilization. Desola- 
ted homes must be rebuilt, industry re- 
vived, free labor organized, schools and 
school systems established. Old things 
have pa.ssed away. All things have yet 
to be made new. The prison-house of 
slavery lies in ruins. A new temple of 
liberty must be erected in its place. 

The American Union Commissions is 
organized to aid in this work. It is 
modeled after the Sanitary and Christian 
Commissions, contains many of their 
lucnihers, comprises commissions in the 
principal cities East and West, is 
Whoroughly Chtistian,* tlxJugh entircMy 
undenominational, has the su^^n of 
the National Government, rceci\^BlRns- 
portatiou from the War Department 
where it is practicable, aud is heartily 
welcomed by the loyalists of the South. 
Catholic in its character, it recognizes 
no distinction of caste or color, and in- 
cludes alike thg material and the moral 
in its work of relief. It has distributed 
already 8100,000 woith of supplies, ex- 
tending its operations as far West as Ar- 
kansas, as far South as Florida, It is 
now distributing seed and implements 
to those who are unable to procure them 
through trade. It has secured the prom- 
ised service of several graduates of some 
of our highest institutions for the work 
of education in the South; and has 
already opened the only free schools of 
importance for whites in Richmond. 
And by trusty correspondents it is secur- 
ing information concerning the South 
for the encouragement and direction of 
future e nigration. 

AVe appeal to all those whose energies 
and charities have sustained the Sanitary 
and Christian Commissions, to direct 
their labors in this new channel; and we 
especially invite all auxiliaries of those 
Commissions to preserve their organiza- 
tions, and co-operate with us in these 
measures of relief and restoration, for 
the purpose of making our nation one in- 
population, institutions, and civil and 
social character. For fuller information 
as to the past work and future operationa 
of the Commission, address the General 
Secretary, No. 14 Bible House, New 
York city. 

Joseph P. Tho.mpson, D. D. Pres. 

Ly.m.\n Abbott, General Secretary. 

A Spiritual Raid. 

The ytilioncU Baptist, from which 
clip the following account, apologises for 
its infelicitous style, by its coming from 
brethren whose late experiences in car- 
nal warfare may well suggest it: 

"Raid in Miami County, Kansas- — 
impressed apparently with the truth ! The enemy was discovered strongly for- 

" " " tified behind the fortress of unhelirf, and 
was opened upon by Elder Veatch, with 
Heaven's artillery, precisely at 11. 30, 
on the 24th of June. He was supported 
by Elder Smith, who gave the foe many 
a sturdy blow with the sword of the 
Spirit. Meanwhile the church members, 
stationed about like sharp shooters, sent 

follow Christ even in the face of reproach ;  orth prayers, who, guided and impelled 

ly the Spirit, sped to the hearts of the 
king's enemies, like arrows of conviction. 
When any one was found dead to sin and 
the world, he was solemnly buried in a 
watery grave in the likeness of the Cap- 
tain of his salvation. Many a backslider 
who had been captured, made his escape 
from the dominion of the old rebel chief, 
and was glad to find himself once more- 
under the protection of the old flag. It 
was mournful to hear such persons speak 
of their starvation and suffering: a thou- 
sand times worse than Libby Prison^ 
As the result of this campaign, we left a 
garrison of twenty three recruits, who 
will soon -be joined by three more." 

and persecution. Two aged women were 
admitted to the Church at Corisco on the 
first Sabbath in April. One Church 
member under suspension was restored. 
Several applicants for church member- 
ship were deferred. 

A New Chitrch. — At the spring meet- 
ing of the Presbytery of Corisco it was 
affreed to organize a new church on the 
mainland. To this church the Bapuk 
and Koinbe members of the Corisco 
church would be dismissed. 

Discouraging. — Four of the members 
of the Corisco chnrch were excluded from 
its communion in April — one of them 
formerly an elder. 

Notices op SIission, Schools in In- 
dia. — The Rev. C. W. Forman, at Lahor, 
and Miss 0. L. Bcaty, at Dehra, speak 
in encouraging terms of the schools un- 
der tV rir care. The h.iviurr o\\r\ 

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, 
and it doth not yet appear what we shall 
be; but we know that, when he shall ap- 
pear, we shall be like hiin, for we shall 
see him ae he is. 


' Southern Churches. 

TiiK 'Mktiiomst Chi Rcn Socrii. — 
Latoly, Bi~lu p .1. (). Andrew, of the 
Southern .MetlKulist K| Cliurch, 
issued an address in whir-li he iiiculcattd 
Mihrnission in tair,jrfiiiril ttsrins, :ilt!iiuifrh 
nt the s;uiic lime iil1ir(jjin;r-,tn!il the Soutli 
had inenrred no dLstioiior in the war. — 
lie has now issnefl ft cirenlar letter which 
lias a ri'ti^Tgrade Kiolc. He say: 'I ex- 
pect, (lod wiliiii;:. to nipe' llic Hishops 
of the Methodist Kpisiopal Clinrcli h'outh, 
at Columbus. Georgia, on tlic ItJlh of 
August next. Wo wish the .several an- 
nual conl'orenccs to meet at their appoint- 
ed places, during the approaidiiiiic i'^iH 
and Winter, and to elect their delepalos 
to the General Coiil'ercnee, to meet on the 
first o^A])ril next — the place to be piS)- 
lished liercal'ter. I uiiderstaiiJ it is re- 
ported in many places that tlie Church 
South is entirely disortrauized and dead, 
and that some of our friends arc prepar 
inp to administer on her effects. To all 
such we say she still lives, and believes 
herself capable of niaiiagiiisr her own af- 
fairs. Our rcfrular ojieratioiis have been 
liiudered durintrtlie war. but now. through 
God's mercy, we have peace, and purpose 
to ret\irn to our appropriate work of 
Bpreadiiig of Scriptural holiness through 
these lands " This document is dated at 
8clnia, Ala. — the Bishop's residence — 
July Ijtli. 

The ;\lETnnDinsT Cni nfii Soi Tn in 
SIissouiii. — The ministers of the Method- 
ist Church .South in Missouri met at 
Palmyra, in that State, in July, to eon- 
jiider the present condition and wants of 
their church. The meeting was protraa- 
tcd for several days, and resulted in the 
issue of an address reported by a com- 
mitfee composed of Rev. William Leit- 
■wieh, .John D. Vancil and A\'illi:im M. 
Ne^^•laud. The report alludes totho pro- 
position made to the Jlcthodist Church 
South for an abandonment'of its distinct 
■organization and a union with the Me- 
thodist Ejiiscopal Church; and in reply 
states that "the abolition of slavery has 
not destroyed all the differences that ex- 
isted between the two bodies;" that "the 
question upon which the church divided 
was not whether the institution of slavery 
was right or wrong. but whether it 
Was a legitimate subject for ecclesiastical 
legislation''; and to go into the Method- 
ist Episcopal Church "would be to yield 
the position we have so often taken, 
admit the charges we have so often re- 
futed, and, by accepting political tests of 
church fellowship, stultify ourselves, 
compromise the essential principles' of 
the Gospel, and admit the cl^rge that 
■with the institution of slavery we stand or 
fall." "The only consolidation or re- 
construction they would accept," contin- 
ues the rejiort, "would be that we turn 
over to thcni our church property and 
interests and influence: ;yield the whole 
•field; confess that we have been in the 
wrong, indorse the politics of their church 
as a condition of membership, and be- 
oome political huekstors'''instcad of Gos- 
pel Ministers?' 

In view of all this, 'and of the wishes 
and welfare of those who have attached 
themselves to the Church South in Mis- 
souri, the report declares that to go into 
the Methodist Episcopal Church would 
be to "abandon our church and people, 
or betray the interests and trusts com- 
mitted to us." The committee therefore 
adopted tliis resolution as a decision on 
the subject: , 

Resolved, That wc consider the main- 
tenance of our separate and distinct ee- 
■clesiastical organization as of paramount 
importance and our imperative duty. 

German Reformed Church South. — 
The Mi$$ionaty learns from a German Re- 
formed correspondent, who lately preach- 
^;d in several of our churches in North 
— — Carolina, that our Church South remain- 
ed true to the Union during the terrible 
■ordeal of the war. Some of our ministers 
had to suffer severely for opposing the 
secession cause. One was indicted for 
not falling in with the Rebellion. We 
have heard indirectly that, while the or- 
dinance of secension was pending in North 
Carolina, one of them canvassed his 
■country, and turned its vote in favor of 
the Union. Our people in North Caro- 
lina rejoice in the re-establishment of the 
-authority of the (ioverumcnt, and re- 
.storation of order aud peace. Our mem- 
bership in the South gives us a foothold 
- for extensive Home Missionary usefulness 
in that direction. Our duty here is pres- 
sing, which we cannot neglecfwith im- 
punity. — Gcrtmhi Reformed Messenger. 

The Ei'i.srop.ii. Cm.'Rcn i.nTex.\.s. — 
A convention of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church in Texas has recently been held, 
and flic following resolutions were pas- 
sed ^^ jiiig back that Church into loyal 
rela^^^Bp with the General Convcn- 

Resolved, That the resolution of the 
Convention of tbjg Diocese, adopted June 
5tb, 1865, adopting and agreeing to the 
constitution proposed by the adjourned 
convention, of bishops, clergy and lay- 
men of the Protestant Episcopal Church 
in the Confederate Slates of America, 
held in Columbia, South Carolina, Oc- 
tober, 1861, be, and the same is hereby 
revoked and annulled. 

Resolved, That the .-onsf ifution of the 
Protestant f^piscopal Church, in the Un- 
ited States, is hereby ascftded to and re- 
cognized' and its authority acknow- 
ledged; and that the nece.ssary verbal 
changes in the constitution, canons, 
rules and orders of this diocese be made 
to conform thereunto, and printed accord- 
ingly under direction of the secretary, by 
flubstituting for the words "Council" and 
"Confederate States," "Convention," and 
"United States." 

Resolved, That deputies, clerical and 
lay, be elected to the tJeneral Conven- 
tion of the Protestant lipiscopal Church, 
to be held in the United States in October 

Resolved, That if it be practicable, it 
is desirable to have a special meeting of 
the General Council called before the 
meeting of the General Convention to 
procure the final action of that body in 
unison -with the foregoing resolutions, 
and the bishops be requested to take such 
measures as may be deemed proper for 
that purpo^e. 

I KiMscop.Ai- Church in Mississii-pi. — 
I It is slated in one of the daily papers, in 
■ a dispatch from New Orleans, that Risli 
op Greene, in an ecclesiastical, issued by 
' him on the lOth ult.. instructed the cler- 
, gy under his charge, that so soon as the 
! niiiitary rule of the Government in the 
.Sinle shall be withdrawn, they shall re 
! sume regulir prayer for the Pivsideiit of 
1 the United States and those in authority, 
but not before. He also expresses him- 
self opposed to a njunioii witlvihe church- 
es of the North. 

Rekor.meu *DnTrii— The South. — 
I Rev. ^West, and Rev. G. H. Man- 
pevill^Fthe Ctiininiltee who visited the 
south, at the instance of the Jjoard 
of Doiiicsti(' Missions, (of the Reformed 
Dutch Church.) with a view to see what 
were the openings for missionary opera- 
tions there, have returned. They have 
i visited Charleston, .Sivannah, Hilton 
j Head, Beaufort, and other localities, and 
their report contains much that will in- 
I terest the Church. The Rev. Mr. Ful- 
I ton, who has been laboring with so much 
i energy and efficiency at Charleston, has 
returned to spend the sickly season at 
the North. He proposes to visit some 
of hhe churches as he has opportunity, 
to presnt to our people the nature of the 
work in which he has been engaged, in 
the hope of awakening a ileepcr interest 
in the religious welfare of the .^(nithern 
people, and giving them an opportunity 
ofiiharing in this blessed work. More 
men are called for, and nnue means are 
required. Having entered the field at 
so early a date, and through our misiona- 
ry, having gained the confidence of so 
many people, it is demonstrated, that our 
Cliurcli has [)eculiar advantages iu prose- 
cuting the work, so happily begun. — 
Vlti istian Inkllii^encer. ^ 

051,000) one million and fiffy-oi^tihou 

sand dollars. Out of .said sum so ex 
pended the whole has been paid e.tcept 
the sum of four hundred and fifteen 
thousand dollars, and bonds of the 
State, bearing six per cent, interest and 
maturing thirty years from 1SG4, are ou'- 
standiiig; and, to meet this and the debt 
yet supposed to be due and owing by the 
State for military purposes, a tax of five 
cents to the SlOO was assessed during last i 
session of the Legislature, to be collected ! 
commencing with year fSlio. 

From a communication addressed to me 
by Hon. S. G. Suddarth, our most effi- 
cient and worthy Quartermaster General. 
I am ioi'ormed that it will require about 
the sum of six hundred thousan*! dollars 
to pay off remaining troops in the state 
service, and other outstanding debts 
against the .'^tate for and on account of 

' W. T. SAMUELS. Audiior. 


The Arabic Scriptures. 

Rev. W. W Eddy m issiomiry ff the Bijard, in Syria, writes to the 
New York Otiscrver as follows: 
I "We arc rejoicing over the completed 
i translation and printing of the entire 
\ Arabic Scrijitures, the result of sixteen 
I years labor, first of Dr. Eli .'^mitli. and 
then of Dr. Van Dyck — the gift-of the 
American Bible Society to the churches 
of the East, laying them under deeper 
obligations than if they had sent hither 
all California's golden store. 

"In addition to what has been already 
done the society has nobly determined, 
relying on the interest of God's people 
to sustain them, to electrotype several 
editions of the Arabic Scriptures — a 
work of iucalculable utility, being much 
more demanded by the nature of the 
Arabic letters, abounding in dots and 
vowel points, than it is in the English. 
"Dr. Van Dyck is going home to con- 
! duct this work, and we hardly see how 
; we can spare hira for a time. But we 
feel that the importance of the work 
calls for any needed sacriiSSe. • 

"The Protestants all through the land 
have contributed liberally, in p oportioTi 
to their means, in aid of this work. 
Among other contributions, two gold 
coins of Alexander have been given, 
which were found in Sidon. If any of 
3'our friends wish some genuine coins, 
and at the same time wish to aid in an 
excellent work, let them purchase these 
of the society. 

"Two Mohammedans have lately pro- 
fessed Christianity here, and have sud- 
denly and mysteriously disappeared. Of 
one, little is known. The other is the 
son of the Candi in Damascus, of a 
wealthy family. The simple study of 
the Scriptures by himself, caused him to 
reject Mohammedanism. lie suffered 
much persecution at home from his rela- 
tives. He was imprisoned for some 
time in Damascus, heavily ehaiued. his 
own father urging the Pacha to put hira 
to death, and signing a paper requesting 
it. One night he awoke to find his 
chains unfastened by an unknown hand, 
aod a way of escape open. He spent 
some time in the vicinity of Tripoli, 
then in the Ilausan. east of Damascus, 
and finally made his way to the seacoast, 
anil' thenee'to Beirut, where he was seiz- 
ed by the government, and either put to 
death in prison, as some affirm, or pnt on 
board a ship of war for Constantinople. 
The Consuls have made some feeble ef- 
forts to uBCcrtaiu his fate, but without 

Auditor's Report. 

We have received the Report of the 
Auditor of Kentucky, W. T. Samuels, 
Esq. The statements below, respecting 
the State Debt, and the Military Fund, | 
will command the attention of the citi- [ 
zens of the State. The financial condi- 
tion of the Commonwealth is eminently 


The total indebtedness of the State of 
Kentucky, on the 1st day of .January, 
18t)3 was five million two hundred and 
eighty-four thousand and thirty-seven 
dollars and seventy-five cents (S5,284, 
037 75), and, to meet this debt, she has 
resources amounting to seven million 
five hundred and ten thousand four hun- 
dred aud eighty-seven dollars and seven- 
teen cents (S7. 510, 487 17) — compara- 
tively a debt of" less magnitude than that 
of any other State in this proud Union. 
The resources of the Sinking Fund are 
ample to meet this debt long before ma- 

The members of the Board of Com- 
missioners of the Sinking Fund of Ken- 
tucky are composed of persons of marked 
fiuaneial capacity, and will so manage 
its finances as to give general satisfac- 
tion to the State, and meet prmoptly all 
her engagomenta. 


The .State of Kentucky had borrowed 
and expended, up to the 1st day of .Jan- 
uary, 1865, the sum of three million 
two hundred and sixty one thousand dol- 
lars (S:^,261,000)in defense of the Gen- 
eral Government and the State of Ken- 
tucky against the war waged by the Con- 
federate States since the year 18Gl;of 
■which sum the General Government has 

Ordixatio.n and Installation. — 
Mr. (loorge Norcross was ordained to the 
work of the gospel ministry, and install 
ed ])astor4)f the congregation of North 
Henderson, Mercer county. Illinois. b\- 
the Presbytery of Warren, ou the 6lh of 
June last. 

Pastor.vl relation dissolved. - At 
a special meeting of the Presbytery of 
New Brunswick, N. J., on the 17th .Ju- 
ly, the jiastoral relation between the Rev. 
H. A. llarlow and the .Second church of 
New Brunswick, was, at his own request, 
dissolved. Mr. Harlow is appointed As- 
sistant Superintendent of the Endowment 
of Priucetou Theological Seminary. 

Calt.s. — The Second Presbyterian 
church of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, has 
given a call to the Rev. William S. Plu- 
mer. D. D. 

The Rev. S. M. Crissman, of Canton, 
111., has received and accejited a unani- 
mous call to the First Presbyterian church 
of Arlington, 111. Correspondents will 
note the change. 

Change of Address. — Rev. Thomas 
Whallon 3 post office address is changed 
from Tipton to Lexington. Ind. Corres- 
pondents will uote the change. 

The address of Rev. J. Irwin Smith 
is changed from St. Anthony to .St. Paul, 
Minnesota. ^ 

The post office address of the Rev. S, 
II. riioinpson is changed from llolbrook. 
Long Island, to Tuckerton, New Jersey. 

First Church, Louisville. — The 
"Free Christian* Commonwealth" says: 
"We stated in our last issue that the First 
Presbyterian church of this city had been 
used as a hospital and barracks. We 
learn that it was not so used. Tents were 
pitched iu the beautiful yard around the 
building, but the building itself was not 
occupied by the soldiers. The keys of 
the building were held by the military, 
and the congregation for a time, were not 
permitted to, use it. The tentH ar«.Mov 
all removed, and the. pastor. Dr. S. R. 
Wilson, is preacliiug to large congrega- 

Ecclesiastical Chaxoe. — The Pres- 
bytery of Detroit held a special meeting 
in^Pontiac, on the afternoon of the 29th 
ult., and by a unanimous vote received 
the Presbyterian church of that place i 
under their care. Thischurch had been, 
ever since its organization, a period of 
more than twenty years, connected with 
the Old School, but had recently resol- 
ved, with only one dissenting vote, to 
change its connection, believing that such 
a step would add much to its strength 
and prosperity. 

The Huntingdon Valley Church. 
— Our friends in that most delightful 
spot, Huntingdon Valley, about ten miles 
from Philadelphia, are enjoying the bless- 
ing of God on their church. The church, 
an offshoot from the old Abingdon church, 
was organized about five years ago, un- 
der the pastoral care of the Rev. George 
J. Mingins. When Mr. Mingins left it 
for the service of the Christian Commis- 
sion, the Rev. Jas. B. Kennedy was call- 
ed to the pastorate. It has prospered 
under his ministry to such an extent as 
to be well filled, and generally in pros- 
perous condition. Over twenty mem- 
bers have been added to its communion 
within the last year — Pres. Standard. 

Re-union. — The Old School church 
in Bloomington, 111., reccHtly determin- 
ed, by a vote of sixty-four to five, to 
transfer its relation from the Old to the 
New School. 

The church in Farmington, 111., has 
also changed its ecclesiastical relation. 
This time the gain is for the " other 
branch," the church leaving the Illinois 
(N. S.) for the Sangamon (0. S ) Pres- 

The Presbyterian church of Ogdcns- 
burg, N Y., Rev. L. M. Miller, pastor, 
are contemplating the enlargement and 
remodelling of their church edifice, at 
an expense of some twenty thousand dol- 


Heathen, but not Idolaters. — Rev. 
Mr. Bixby, missionary of the Amerieau 
Baptist Union in Burmah, in an extend- 
ed tour among the mountain tribes of 
Shan-land, found numerous races of ro- 
bust men who have never come under 
the blighting curse of idolatry. They 
have successfully resisted all attempts to 
proselyte them to the Buddhist faith, 
and are susceptible to the genial influ- 
ences of a pure Christian faith. He 
states that they are not the subjects of 
any deeply inwrought superstition, are 
confiding, docile, and very fond of study 
when once their niindshave been touched. 
They are destined to become a mighty 
evangelizing power in Burmah, Shan- 
land, and Western China. 

An extensive Diocese. — Rev. Dr 
Thompson, one of the newly elected 
bishops of the Methodist Episcopal 
church, has recently returned from a' 
memorable missionary tour to the out- 
posts of American Methodism, exceeding 
in extent any journey ever undertaken by 
a Methodist bishop. Sailing from New 

ice to 

Bombay via Marseilles, thcucc to Cal- 
cutta and the Hinialay» mAuntains. 
thence to Hong Kong and Fuh Chau, 
ilience via Alexandria to Constantinople, 
to Fuftcha on the Danube near the 
Black sea. and thence home by way of 
(iermany and England, visiting in his 
tour, which occupied less than a year, 
all the missionary statio'is of th^^jjiurch 
n Asia Bulgaria. — A*. 1' Obscrfr. 

MuNiFirE.NcE OF a Colored jfEriio- 
I)[ST. — The Wes/i-rn C'hristi'uii Attrnrnle 
savs: "The Centre street church. Louis- 
ville, is an African church, ■which by 
its own action has left the Chiircli South 
anil returned to the Methodist Episco- 
pal Church. Oneof its ofhcial members, 
at a late meeting, proposed to do one of 
two things, if they would build and pay 
for a fine new edifice; nriniely. Cither he 
would subscribe S4,000, or he would 
take the present building and» erect a 
new one, fifty-nine by ninety, all rom 
pletc except frescoing, p:linting, railing, 
etc.. on condition that they would finish, 
cushion, carpet, and in every respect 
completely furnish it. The latter 'was 
accepted, and the plan will be carried 
out next year. " 

Pke.mium Catechism. — Tli^ Commit- 
tec to whom were referred the M.'-'S pre- 
pared in competition for thc--Aiiierican 
Baptist Publication Society s premium 
of ?.''00 offered for the best»cptechism 
adapted to the comprehension of chil- 
dren, respectfully report: Jhat thirty 
manuscripts have been received and 
carefully examined. That" " of 
ad;ipted to children the one signed 
"Pliilagathos" is in their judgment the 
best. They recommended the division 
of the premium, giving S200 t. "Pliilaga- 
thos" for his manuscript for children, 
and SlOO to "Heinrich" for his manu- 
script for a doctrinal text book for 
Bible classes. On opening the two en- 
velopes it was found that "Philagathos" 
represents Rev. Charles Keyser. of 
Binghamton. N. Y^. and "llciiirich" 
Rev. Charles Henry Rowe, of Augusta, 
Me. The Board, wishing to tnake the 
catechism as nearly perfect as possible, 
that it may long be a standard work in 
the denomination, have 'J.^ tcvuiined to 
first print same 500 copies which they 
will send out to ministers and Stinday 
school supcrintendeats for criticism aod 

Lutheran Liberality. — The last 
year may not only be characterized as a 
year of great prosperity, but likewise as 
a year great liberality. And while this 
declaration has been verified, in almost 

every denomination of our cn . we 

rejoice that ours has not beo \\- 
tion to it. It is only a little mure iii;in 
a year since the benevolent movements 
on a higher scale begun among us. and 
during that period upwards of two hun- 
dred and fifty thousand dollars have 
been contributed, for the endowment of 
literary and theological institutions in 
the Lutheran church. We cannot give 
the exact sums alre;iJYj?ubscribed. but 
we can liiniisli au estimate, approxima- 
ting the true result. There have been 
donated to Illinois University upwards 
of 82,000; to Hartwiek Seminary, New 
York 810,000; to the Theological Sem- 
inarv at Gettysburg 830,000;* to the 
New" Seminary at Philadelphia 860,000; 
to the Wittenberg College, Ohio, $65,- 
000; to Pcnnsy.vania College, at Gettys- 
burg, 885,000; making a grand tot;i! of 
over a quarter ot a million of dollars — 
This sum is a number of times greater 
than the aggregate heretofore contribu- 
ted by the Lutheran church in this 
country, towards the endowment of her 
collccres and theolosrieal seminaries. — 
Lutheran Observer. 

More Donations. — Daniel Fish Esq., 
of Lansingburg. N. Y., promises 810,- 
000 toward the "Methodist General 
Biblical Institute," to be IfiSated in or 
near Boston. Messrs. Trevor and Col- 
gate, of New York, have donated to 
Madison University, (Baptist,) 860,000 
—one-half to constitute an endowment 
ot a "Presidential Fund;" the other 
half to found scholarships for the bene- 
fit, at present, of students who have 
served in the army or navy; eventually 
to become scholarships forcaudidates for 
the ministry. 

Native Australians Converted. — 
The native aborigines of Australia, now 
almost extinct, have been treuted by the 
English as a race of people too barba- 
rous to be civilized, or even reached by 
the Gospel But lately there has ap- 
peared a gleam of hope in .South Austra- 
lia. Mr. Tappin, Missionary at Point 
Macleay, reports a number of natives 
converted, and living in a Christian 
way. Several have been baptized, and 
numbers are learning to read and write 
in their own tongue. The Sunday- 
schools in Austriilia have built a brigan- 
tine, the Day-sping, to aid the missionary 
work in the islands of the .South Pacific. 
She belongs in part to the Presbyterians 
of Nova Scotia, but will be employed in 
aid of other mi.ssions. Capt. Frazer is 
an cxcellcntChristian and a true seaman. 

Female Physicians. — The Female 
Medical College of Pennsylvania, located 
in Philadelphia, now in the sixteenth 
year of its existence, has recently gradua- 
ted a class of twenty-three students. — 
T\i& North Amcrienn says there are some 
six or eight "regular" female physicians 
in that city, whoso daily practice is 
is equal to that of the average of male 

The "Free Christian Common- 
wealth" is disturbed because it says 
we "counsel suicide;" which reminds us 
that although suicide is, in general, a 
bad thing, yet there are circumstances 
under which it might be advisable for a 
newspaper to commit self-destruction. — 
Such a suicide we would unhesitatingly 
"counsel " to our waspish cotemporary. 
If it would sting itself to death, nobody 
would grieve over » it. — freshyterian 

Curious and Sad. — It is remarked, 
as a curious fact, that of the many priests 
who stood round the high altar of St. 
Mary's, 3Ioorfields, on the occasion of 
the consecration of Dr. Manning, there 
were not less than Itjl) who had cither 
been in orders of the Church of England, 
or had been fellows of P^nglish colleges 
in their day. 

Lakavettk College. — The Com 
mcncement exereis^ of Lafayetie ('oh 
lese, at Easton, Pa took place on the 
26tli ult. On the d^iy previoni the corner 
sfosie of.Jenk'.s Ciic'iiical 11 ill was laid. 
Rev W. H. Green. D. D.. of the class of 
1840, nowj Professor of Biblical Litera- 
ture ill Princeton Thcologic.-il ."^'eminary, 
delivered the address. The Trustees 
elected Rev. J. W. .Scott. D. D., Presi, 
dent of \\''ashiiigtoii College. Pa., to the 
Chair of Mental and Moral Philosophy. 
This is an e.vcellent appoint iiiciit. Dr. 
Scott is uu able and thorongh instructor 
Presbyterian Banner.- 

Cost of A.musemexts in Ni:\v York. 
— The receipts of the sevci^il jilaces of 
amusement in New York City last year 
amounted to 81,8115.651. Highest on 
the list was Barmim's Mu.seiiiii, where 
the gross receipts of the vear were 8280, 
000; the next was Niblo's, §2i)":!.000; 
then W«llack"s. 8201,000; the Olvinpic 
Theater. 8151 .00'l; the Broadway thea- 
ter, ei2 1.000; and the Stadt theater 
(German), 8105.000. The receipts of 
the Academy of ^lusic from operatic 
managers and others were 887,000. 
There are four halls in which Ethiopian 
minstrels perform, and the aggregate 
receipts at these places for the ye;ir were 
8145,000. It is fuHUlMhat the people of 
that city pay 836.000 per week, or 86.01)0 
per night at the rc pectablc places of 

Rev Fitcii W. TAvr.on. Senior Chap- 
lain of the Navy, died .\louday the 24tli, 
at Brooklyn, New York. At the soli- 
citation of Commodore Reed, of the flag- 
ship C'tliintbia, he joined that vessel 
some thirty years ago an expedition sent 
to the East Indies to chastise the pirati- 
cal Malays for their depredations on 
American Conimerce. He was afterwards 
chaplain on the Commmodoru's ship du- 
ring the Mexican war His last servi 
COS to his country, were on board Admi- 
ral Farragut's fl:ig-ship llcirtfurd. Mr. 
I Taylor was a brother of James Brainerd 
Tav!or. and a schoolmate of the Hon. 
\Vm. Wirt. 

' Pardoned.— .J. B. McFcrrin, D. D., 
the well-knewn book agent of the Meth- 
odist E. Church, South, and one of, if 
not the most prominent Methodist Epis- 
copal preacher iu the Southwest, has re- 
ceived a full pardon aud amnesty. 

Death of Jumel Burr. — 
Madame Eliza B. .Jumel died on the 16th 
ult., at her residence on Washington 
Heights. Her decease was not unexpec- 
ted; age and feebleness had done their 
work, aud dissolution had been imminent 
for a long time. She was married in ear- 
ly life to M. Jumel, a French geutieman, 
who died, leaving her with one child. — 
Later, her singular marriage with Aaron 
Burr brought her into public notice. — 
They were married about the year 1832; 
but the alliance was soon followed by 
separation. Since that time she has lived 
at her residence ou Washington Heights. 
She resumed the name of her previous 
husband many years since. She was res- 
pected and esteemed by the few to whom 
she Was known. — New York Post. 

Citi.ME IN London. — .'Vt an inquest on 
the !i'ad body of a child recently, Dr. 
Lankestcr again commented on the fre- 
quency of crises of child murder in the 
metropolis, estimating that there are 
twelve thousand mothers who have mur- 
dered their children. 


Gold Maheet. — Gold closed iu Now York, ou 
last Saturday, at 14:!}. 

Tbk Election. — We h.ive but few rptiirns 
from the clcolioii iu Kentucky on .Monday. For 
the Amcndincut to the Con.stitutiun, Pulaski 
county GOO m.ijority; Laurel, 300; Knox, 600; 
Kockcastle, 250; Madison, .lUO; Louisville city, 
27U0; Garrard, 1,' 0. 

Against the Amendment, Boyle, avcr'^ge, 180; 
Fayette, 200; Lincoln, 2jO ; all reported. Mer- 
cer doubtful. 

The general result in the State cannot be de- 
termined as yet. Even if the State has gone 
against the Amendment, is is willi a minority 
so large that the aiquicaccnce of tlic people in 
the final decision of the tAcnty-scvcu Stales 
may be certainly counted on. 

REConos OP Tus War. — Thn Secretary of 
War. appreciating the importunce of collecling 
and preserving the records oftliewar, has is- 
sued an order csta'dishing a new bureau, of 
which Dr. Francis Lieber has been appjiiited 
chief, with the p.iy of Cavalry Colonel, for the 
collection, safe-keeping and publicaliou of rebel 
-*rchieve3 that have come inlo the possessiou of 
this government The intimation is given that 
Kord'.s Theatre will be used as the dep jt for the 
collection, arrangemcut, and ciius( r«ation of 
these memorials, many of which will no doubt 
possess a great historic value. 

Ths Cholkba. — The cholera visited this coun- 
try in 18;i2, and again in 1849 — a p' nod of 
serenteen ycirs apart. Persons are predicting 
titat it win again visit us at the close of a period 
ot scvcni' en years from its last advent. This 
would make it reappear in IStiG. This mi\y be 
true; or it may not. It is well to piepiiro for 
it, but not to /far it. Consul Geneial Hale, at 
Alexandria, Kgypt, in an official dispatch to 
the btatc Uepariuient, gives a vivid picture ot 
the ravages of cholera in that city. Tuerewere 
1.7B5 deaths Iroin June 27th to July 17th. It 
is estimated that more than 30,000 persons 
have left Alexandria since the malady appear- 
ed, ou the lOih of June to the 7th ult. .Most 
distressing reports are received from the inte- 
rior. Hut, according to the latest adviees, it 
bad almost entirely disappeared from Alexan- 
dria. It was also deerca-^ing in Constantinople 
A Tea Plant.— The hills of, Penn- 
sylvania, arc covered with a plant claimed to 
be a suec^sfful competitor of the Chinese lea. — 
A quantity of it will be in the market the com- 
ing autumn. 

Tobacco ik I.sniAN V. — The cultivation of t'w 
bacco in the southern counties of Indiana is 
very rapidly becoming a most important item 
i of agricultural proauetion, and ia point of qual- 
iiy we are told that the Indiana tobacco, when 
properly hiindled, is nearly if not fully equal to 
the best Kentucky. The crop in Indiana is 
most promising, the yield being estimated by 
planters us likely to be fully up to l.'i:,tyear. 

Oil. — A comjiany has been organized at 
Iluntsville for tiie purpose of boring for oil in 
North Ala. (^Iperaiiuns liave commenced in .Mad- 
ison county, aud large oil tracts Iciused in the 
counties'of Franklin and Lawrence. The in- 
dications are said be all there. 

Pensions. — It i.s stated that since the war be- 
gan S4,U0U pensions have been I5sue l; 32,000 to 
I invalid soldiers, auil ." 0,000 to widows, mothers 
! and minor children. The paymenHto pension- 
i crs the past year have amounted to j;9,00o,0on, 
i and when all pensions arising from the war 
1 shall have been granted, the annual expense will 
I bp al;0Ut .jlS.OOO.OOli. 

'l A KKMAKKAiaK l.VVUNTIO.V. — Til* « h c "go 

Jouruiil undeistunds Ihal an invention ha- b'-. n 
I made by a citizen of that ciir th»l will wort it 
revolution in «tPam en.{ine. . It doc^ ;i'-«kjt 
w ith steam boilers altoseiher, the pr..p. liujP 
ajent being g. ueiated by a showea^b iih alii'ig 
ou hot iron ple.i^. ..nil i-as»ing diiwtly iatu the 
cylinder of theWgine. 

Latb Xkw3 fuoy EcaoPK.— Ths .nhor'- end of 
the Atlantic cable having' been .ou( cessliilly sti'i- 
inerged on the night of ihe 22d. the sp'ic" with 
the main c.ihl. w:us completed at 4:26 P. M. on 
Ihe 23d. and 'he Great Kaslern comin -nei d 
|.aring mil. Tesling through the w hole lciig;h 
WHS perfect. 

j The Parliamentary elections were eviy where 
completed. The net Liberal gni» is 21: aouii- 
claim 2(5. The Herald consoles the (/onserva- 
lives that the real gain is willi I hem. the 
elections have relieved them of unreliable sup- 

It is again asserted, on gooil authority, that 
PalnuTslon w ill retire before Parliament meet.'', 
and that Chidstone will decline the Pieniier- 
."hip in favor of Lord (Jraiiville. 

It is reported a civil war is about comniciicing 
in Japan. 

A di.-ipatch from Qneenstown, per -tenni.-ihip 
City of Bo.ston, diited July 27lh, st,vte-« th it tb • 
steamship (iieat Ka.-itern w-as ou that inuniinx 
three hiindicd miles nut at sea, payiug out the 
cable siieccssfully. The sig.ials were good aii.l 
the weather fine, k private note from Cyrus 
W. Field sny.s: ''We expect to reach Heart's 
Content, New louudlaud, about the Ct'i of Au- 
gust. " 

Xo f LNnAV Work. — The proprietors of the 
priuciiial alnck \ards of C'.iit;.) !i . Itlmois, have 
resolved to stop a 1 bu-iincss on Sund ly. ex -ept 
receiving .^ueh as m ir arrive ou that d.iy. The 
Eastt rii roads liavine resolved lo ship no stoek 
on Sunday, the dealers at 'Jhie.igo have ad- 
dressed a circular to the .Southern and 
roads, inviting tliani to do likewise. 

MocxT Veuncn. — A recent visitor to Mount 
Vernon says; — *'The house remains ] rei:isely as 
it WHS four years ago. The same table aud 
blank-books for registerin'r the names of visi- 
tors stands in the hall, with the key to the 
French Huslile. presented by Lalayette to 
Washington, hanging over them in it* liit'e 
glass case, and specimens of wood and ininerals 
above the doors. The agent, with his wife and 
two or three children, occupy a suite of rooms 
on the leftof the hall, aud a few negroes inhabit 
the kitchen." 

TiiK Boston Trunfcript snys that with the 
contribution.^ in the .N'oitherii States, the e.state 
of the late President now amounts to $100,000, 
and that the active labors uf those soliciting sut - 
.~ cri]itiuus to tbeLiucola fund has ceased. 

A HcRBiCANK passed over Dubuque, Iow a, on 
the 27th, that unroofed buildings, and tw isted 
asu ider trees a toot in diameter. A reap'.*r at 
Ihe levee, weighing nearly one thousand pounds, 
was moved Some distance, aud a photograph 
gallery was quietly Iranslcried to Ihe middle of 
the street. 

The Tkkatv BKTWhB:  rnii South Amkri'^an 
States. — The trea'y l elween .Soutli .'Viuencan 
States is published, and is binding for tilieen 
years, aud provides for common delense against 
foreign intervention iu the affairs of either, each 
one binding itself to non-intercourse with any 
foreign nation attacking either ot them. It is 
to counteract the aggres.»ion.s of ."Napoleon anil 
.Maximilian. The States included are S ilr.i.lor, 
Bolivia, Columbia, Chili, Ecuador, Peru aud 


The British steamship Glasgow, of the Inraan 
line, left New Vork at four o'clock on the 
morning of Sunday, July 30th, for Liverpi ol, 
with a full freight of cotton, cheese, 4c., .and 
some 250 persons on board, including the sea- 
men. Everything .seemed to go well until 
about ten o clock of the liiorning of the 31st, 
when the cry was sounded of "a man over- 
board," which was i.'islaken by many of the' 
passengers below tor au alarm of tire. For a few 
moments the consternation w as great, until the 
cause was generally known, when quiet again 
reigned. A boat was lowered but the man 
was lost. 

The excitement had scarcely subsided, when 
the alarm of fire was sounded. All bands, of 
course, rushed on deck, but as the fire w.'i.s in 
the fore part ol the vessel, the second class 
passengers rushed aft, and for a few minutes 
the wildest excitement prevailed. A general 
rush was made for the railings in frout of the 
small Iwits; orders were given by the captain 
aud oflScers, that no persons should get into 
the boats without permission, and that the first 
man who attempted to force his way into the 
boat before all the women and children had 
beed taken off', should be sho'. 

After a few minutes a vessel was discovered 
at the d:stnnceof eight miles. The Ghv-gow 
was at once put under a full head of steam and 
her course directed toward the sailing vessel. — 
In the meantime the captain ordered the boats 
to be lowered into the sea. 

About three o'clock the sailing vessel was ly- 
ing to under our stern, haif amiledistant, when 
Capt. Manning ordered the aceommodatiou lad- 
der to be lowered and the work of transferring 
the passengers to be commcneed. Our fiiend 
proved to be the American bark Rosamond. 
Capt. T. S. Wallis, of and for New York, 
loaded with coals from Cow Bay. 

The scene from on the Hosamond after sun- 
fet was truly grand and terrific, sheets ot flame 
and curling smoke issuing from the whole 
length of the Glasgow and running up the 
tarred ropes to the masts, which gave way one 
by one and fell into the water. 

The following from the Panama Review, is a 
compact and convenient 


Chili at peace, 

Bolivia quiet, 
Peru in a row, 

Ecuador in a riot; 
Columbia sleeping, 

Costa Rica the same; 
Nicaragua keeping 

The peace for a time; 
Honduras uncertain 

Which way to go; 
Salvador's troubles ended, 

Guatemala's also. 

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The Chinese in California. 


Clilnnnicu very rarely enf];agc in street 
iirawls: their (|uiet behaviour, iniiij- 
iiiir tlioir own Inisiiicss, in a suhjeet of 
remark ami (•oiiiinoiuiatioii. The iiii- 
uiodcr.ite use i)riiiti)xicatin ^ drinks, wliieh 
eimscs most ol' the (piarrels and mwdy- 
isni nniipiiirst peojde ol" other nations, is 
not coninioti anionjr Chinese; still it is 
Bad to notice that some have learned how 
toilet exhilarated with li(|nor now ami 
then, and it is said that many whisky 
birreln arc rolled into ('hiuc.«c ininin;,; 
eamps, us well as into towns where only 
white men live. 

While there is not the same inteni- 
peranee in drinking amonirst Chinamen 
as anionj;st otlier people, yet in opium 
smoking they indul};e to an alarmintr 
extent. The duty on opium is hi^'li, 
still the lar;;c waircs they receive here 
for their labour enables such as wish it 
to pay for their opium, until excessive 
use ol'it has imlisposed or unfitted them 
for labour. (Ireat numbers of younj: 
men, havinj; no parents or guardians 
hero to res! r lint hem, fall intoopium-smok- 
Ini: habits, alter which they tind that 
their roud to ruin is nret^^^^|^^^io^ 
cntiicly laity ji^^B^^^^^HBP^^^ 
Jibliiiir l^^^^ailiiii: vii c. ^H|^C 
''there arc Chinamen there wi^^ie 
found gambliriir shops. While in the day- 
time uierehants are traffiekinjr, and la- 
bourers swcatiiiir for their money, the pro- 
fessional f^aniblers arc slcepinjr so as to 
1)0 fresh at nij;ht, that they m.Ty drain 
from the labourer what he has earned 
durini; the hours of daylight. 

Chinamen, not beinj; troubled witli nice 
qucstion.s of coii.scienee as to the impro- 
priety of •hastini; to be rich, "are apt to 
think that money f;ained by gambling; is 
as jrood as any other money: they, more- 
over, arc believers in Im l;, and therefore 
the more they put theni,selves in the way 
of luck, the more likely they arc, as they 
suppose, to uet a •'windfall." They praj' 
to the "rods for frood luck as well when 
they throw the dice and venture on a lot- 
tery ticket, or iro in search of gold in the 
ravines, as when they plant a field or open 
8 store for trade, or cast the net for fish, 
rurthermore, they semn to love the ex- 
citement of iraininir and losing. We meet 
with a card and dice table everywhere. 
Not having newspapers to read, they, to 
H great extent, fill up their vacant time 
with pipes and games of ehanec. -Vt the 
large gambling establishments there is 
always music; often women with their 
painted faces: pipes, tea and company at 
nil hours; and free liint lies at stated times 
each day. Sen, then, what allurclneiits 
fire spread around the homeless man. the 
unguarded yotith, the discouraged adven- 
turer, and the homesick stranger. Tliey 
go with willing feet into these pits which 
ore ilug for them. 

Cliinamen are here without their wives, 
Biid young men witho\it mothers and sis- 
ters; but there arc too many "strange wo- 
men," with impudent faces and fair 
speech; and the simple ones in countless 
numbers are allured by them, as birds 
hasting to the snare, as a fool to the cor- 
rection of the stocks. 

Some Chinamen take to these strange 
^ women and live with them afTtcr the man- I 
ncr of husband and wife, and have fam- ; 
Hies: their children they cherish, but in 
too many cases the women are discarded 

A Chinese theatre is in operation every 
night and finds sufficient patronage. — 
T'ntil within a few weeks it was opened 
on Sabbath evening, like other low thea- 
tres in the city. IJecently an effort has 
been made to close them all on Sabbath 

I lolatrv is not decreasing, but on the 
contrary it exhibits more vigour, is more 
defiant, and is struggling harder to get a 
status as f)f ihi- i i llrjinna iif' ihit himl. 

At first Chinamen came to America with 
the impression that, this being a Christian 
land, it would not become them to be too 
public in their own idolatrous worship; 
liut not being interrupted in their cere- 
monies, they have grown more confident, 
have enlarged the old temples and built 
new ones, and make more parade of their 
religion; indeed — like some other people 
— they arc cultivating a kind of rivalry 
between their churches, and are ambi- 
tious as to which company will get up 
the most expensive ceremonies and secure 
the most pojiular god. 

Five years ago we knew of only two 
places whic'i miglit be called temples, and 
those were small; since then those two 
have been much enlarged and adorned, 
find force r r '^^u^^jcrj^ave been added. 
])uving the firs^^W^Bfcr' the six guilds 
lias rebuilt their conipany-housc^t a cost 
of ?1 l»,IJfl(l. Tn the basement of this new 
buililing is a room set apart for worship 
and olVevings to the spirits of their breth- 
ren who have died in this country. On 
tablets over the altar are written the 
names of all who die that belong to this 
company. The third story is fitied up 
entirely for a temple, the cost of furni- 
ture and dcdicatorial ceremonies of which 
were reporlcil by the head man to be not 
lest than ?7. 1100. 1'bis company reports 
a present uicnibersbip of 1 !.000. 

Kacli of the other eonipany-houseshafi 
similiar arraniienienis for idolatrous and 
niieestral rites, but not on the same im- 
posing scale. 

l'"our of the temples, which are places 
of public resort, were originated by pri- 
vate enterprise, are still lield as private 
jiroperty, and are supported by frei|uent 
subscriptions, and by the fees and the 
gifts of worshippers. Most of these have 
.«eenicd to ])rove ] aying iiive?traents; the 
proprietors of one. however, became bank- 
rupt and fled to the iilterior, taking with 
them their principal idol, which was the 
Cod , f W, r.Uh. 

iMaiiy, before coming to California, have 
invested a jtortion of tbi*ir funds in iin 
idol, have taken it into the interior, built 
over it a sbcil, erected before it an altar, 
inid now are growing rich on the votive 
oiTcriiigs of the multitudes whomnstpray 
to something, but who know not the true 
(3od. I'.csiilcs these )niblic temples, each 
stoic, shop and dwelling has its idol or 

In the course of the year several days 
are ob;erved, as in China, with demon- 
,;traiiuiis more oi le;-.: imi'o:-iii^. The 

women appear to exceed the meTi iu zeal 
and in the liberality of their gifts. 

In the princijial cemetery of San Fran- 
cisco privilege has been given the China- 
men to erect a vault. This is surniount- 
ed with pagodas, and is orn.imentcd in fasliion. Here th^ deposit their 
dead with wailings, with the noise of 
jiowder and smell  if incense; and here 
tlicy resort with wine, cakes, cooked 
chickens and pigs. ] aper garments and 
p;i per money, at the season for woisbip- 
jiiiii; departed spirits. 


Tlie older men seem to ding with tc- 
iiaeity to their ancient customs and an- 
cient faith, and perhaps the more so be- 
cause of the temjitations to abandon them, 
being (as they arc in this country) sur- 
rounded by opposite influences. For the 
same reason, they appear to be jealous 
over their young men lest they be led to 
neglect or abandon the religion of their 
fathers. It is on this ground, we think, 
that some look with coldness on our mis- 
sion, and in a disguised way give their in- 
I fiuenee to keep their countrymen from 
I the chapel. On two or three occasions 
I anonymous letters have been dropped in 
the way of those fre((uenting our services, 
I admonishing them to beware of the influ- 
j enee of iloctrincs and customs contrary to 
j what their sages have handed down to 
j them; and fref|uently hand bills have been 
posted in public places, and widely cir- 
culated throughout the city and State, re- 
counting the merits of their gods, the 
wisdom of their holy men, and bciseech- 
ingthe people, though in a foreign coun- 
try, not to forget or neglect the ceremo- 
nies which will secure them blessings from 
the spirits which control the destinies of 
men. In these handbills there often also 
is good advice about industry, paying of 
debts, avoiWing quarrels, and putting 
away bad habits. — Fur. Miss. 

How the Slaves were Freed. 

lion. Jas. Johnson, Provisional Gov- 
ernor of (Jeorgia, upon his return from 
Washington made a speech to the people 
of Savannah upon the state of the coun- 
try and the future of (leorgia. In refer- 
ence to that clause in the amuesty oath 
which requires the rehabilitated citizen 
to support the emancipation proclama- 
tion, (iov. .Johnson made an argument 
which we do not remember to have seen 
before, but which eertiiinly is not more 
novel than it is forcible. The authori- 
ty of the President, the constitutional 
comm;inder-iii-chicf, to issue the procla- 
mation as a war measure, is now con- 
ceded by men of all parties, certainly in 
the North. It is also conceded that in 
virtue of it all slaves coming within the 
lines of the Federal armieswould become 

There are those, however, who have 
contended, and who, viewing it as a 
strictly legal (|ueslion, may still contend 
that as to those slaves who continue out- 
side of the Federal lines, their status 
could not be affeOted by the iiro  laina- 
tioii. It is to persons of this class that 
(lOV. Johnson's argument is addressed. 
He 8;;ys: 

"The I'residcnt acquired an authority 
over persons and property which he 
could not exercise in timo of jicace. It 
was a latent power, a war power, and by 
virtue of this power to command the ar- 
mies of the United States, he issued that 
proclamation as a rule of war, for the 
suppressing of the rebellion. The 
•slaves, upon the surrender of our armies, 
were captured, legally if not actually — 
in law it makes no difference whether 
they were actually cajitured or not — and 
to-night, by virtue of that proclamation 
they stand emancipate l. I state this to 
be my opinion as a lawyer; and as a law- 
yer, I state that, in my opinion, such 
will be the decision of the Supreme 

In this view of the question, Southern 
slaves stood in much the same relation to 
the war that Northern gunpowder 
did. The surrender of the rebel armies 
included rebel munitions of war of every 
kind and character. The were not ex- 
acflj' munitions of war, but they were 
certainly something upon which their 
owners depended, to make war. — 
Whether porsons or property, they were 
as important to the rebels, as either sol- 
diers or muskets, and though not special- 
ly included in (Irant's terms, were in- 
cluded in the general principle, that the 
surrender of a belligerent, includes all the 
property as well as persons that were 
used in the prosecution of the war. — 
This is the view of Gov. Johnson, and it 
is certainly supported by the strong 
reason of common sense. — Cliicujo lic- 

Gross Vandalism— Destruction of an 
Ancient Record. 

The London Reader says: "We have 
just learned the particulars of a sad act 
of Vandalism on the part of a French 
General. t)ur readers have probably 
heard of the several historical inscrip- 
tions carved upon the face of a rock near 
Beyrout, in Syria. The first by the 
Egyptian King Kame.-^cs II, who, after 
defeating the Philistines, passed this 
spot upon the coast on his marc h north- 
ward. It was written in hieroglyphics, 
with a scjuare border. The second was 
by an Assyrian king, either Sennacherib 
orShalmiino-ccr. who boastfully sculptured 
his record by the side of that of the great 
E;.;yptian eoncjueror. This is in the ar- 
row headed characters, and a cast of it is 
in the British Museum. In a later cen- 
tury, a Roman General recorded his 
march through the country by an in- 
scription cut on a lower part of the same 
rock; and later still an Arab General did 
the same. Kaeli in his turn rc.^^jiccted 
the previous inscriptions, and was con- 
tented to place bis own beside them. — 
But. unfortunately, two or three years 
ago, a French army was in pos-ession of 
the same coast, and the General, with a 
bad taste-wliicli we should hardly have 
expected from a nation professing to be 
so civilized, has recorded the glories of 
the French armies under Napoleon III, 
within the S(|uare border which once 
held the Egyptian inscription. We have 
lately been shown a jdiotograph of the 
rock in it: pre: eiit state, proving the fact 

as above stated, which we might have 
otherwise doubted — ^laniely, that the 
Fgyptian inscription has been thus de 
stroycd; an inscription which confirmed 
the account of rierodohis, tliatthcEypt 
i;in.s marched through that country, and 
which confinucd the account in the Bi- 
ble, that the Israelites under the Judges not yet reached to the coast of the 
Mediterranean, and explained the wars 
erf Sampson .-igainst the Philistines, by 
showing that the latter liaj been already 
routed by the Egyptians. The photo- 
graph above spoken of gives us the mel- 
ancholy news that ^this most important 
record no longer exists. 

The Atlantic Cable. 

The New York Worldgives the follow- 
ing particulars of the new Atlantic tele- 
graph cable. 

The present cable will reach from Va- 
lentia Harbor, in Ireland, to Ile:irt'-  
Content Bay, Newfoundland, a curvili- 
near distance of 1,800 miles, bnt I.y sub- 
marine irregularities will be iu water of 
from 1,500 to 2.500 fathoms. 

The cable is two thousand three hund- 
red nautical miles in length, tliatis twenty 
six hundred English or geographical 
miles. The core or central conductor is 
composed of sevan •line cpp] er wires, 
"laid up" or twisted into one'strand, and 
is insulated with Chatterton's compound. 
Outside of this strand are four distinct 
layers of guttapci-cha, each --layer lieing 
insulated with the compound which in- 
closes the conductor. C)utside this layer 
are wound eleven strong iron wires, each 
of which, before it is twistcl, iscarefully 
"woulded" with strands of hemp satura- 
ted with the best of Stockholm tar. The 
structure, therefore, contains no less than 
twenty-five thousand miles of copper wire, 
thirty-five thousand of iron wire, and 
more than four hundred thousand miles 
of hempen strands making a grand total 
of four hundred and sixty thousand miles 
of continuous fabric; which if knotted to 
gether would reach around the world 
twenty tintfcs! 

In its manufacture about seventeen 
miles have been made daily, and at times 
its outer covering has been put on at the 
rate of one hundred and seventy-three 
miles a day. Every inch of it has at all 
times been kept under a constant test of 
"conductivity and insulation. 

The strength of the cable is equal to a 
bearing strain of seven and three-quarter 
tuns, while its specific gravitj' is so low 
that it can be dcjicnded on with safely to 
support eleven miles of its length in water. 
It has been joined at difTcreut places in 
lengths varying from seven hundred to 
ci";ht hundred miles. 

saJH his mothcrJiad tcliippcd him. The 
first boj' jeplicd. 

"Whj-, where was yourgrandmothe?" — 
ChrUliiin Adcocati; Journal. 

Artesian Well at Peoria, III. — 
The Peoria Transcript speaks of an 
artesian well in that city (hat is attract- 
ing attca^i, and thinks it will make that 
city an extensive watering place. 


From tlic Xi'w York Olisirvcr 
Strawberries Again. 

The increasing interest manifested 
throughout the country, iu this most in- 
teresting branch of horticulture, has in- 
duced me to avail myself, if agreeable to 
you, of the use of your columns, to reply 
to the numerous cjucries propounded to 
me :ibout my manner of cultivating this 
most delicious fruit. First — 


The soil is a clay loam, clay ratlier 
predominating, sufficiently stiff to hake, 
when not well manured and cultivated. 
Second — 

Jfy bed was planted in the spring, bu* 
I usually plant more in August and Sep- 
tember than any other season. My cus- 
tom is to plant at either season when I 
get ready. If planted iu August or Sep- 
tember a fair crop may be expected the 
following season. Third — 

I invariably plant in ions and ni rrr in 
hrds. I hold that the ob^ctions to plan- 
ting in hf(h are so great and so palpable, 
that it will admit of no discussion whate- 
ver. My standard rule is, to plant in rows 
three feet apiirt, and plants two feet in 
the row. I have found this close enough 
for every convenience of picking, culti- 
vation, manuring, &c. Fourth — 


"What do you do with the ninncrs?" 
is almost a universal inquiry. We treat 
them as irct ih, unless wanted for the in- 
crease of'Si3?if? Cut them off as fast as 
they appear, by any convenient process 
your own judgment may dictate; a light, 
sharp steel spade, or a seuftling-hoe, I 
have found the most practicable and ex- 
peditious. F'ifth — 


I use no other but barnyard manure, 
rompos/i il nearly one year, with an occa- 
sional top-il ressing oi dry wfiod ashes. — 
The aul is limed before the bed is plant- 
ed at all. The object of composting is 
to destroy the seeds of grass and weeds, 
the bane of strawberry culture. The 
value of comjiosted manures, in my esti- 
mation, is simply beyond computation. 
Let any one try it once. 

In first preparing the ground, I aim to 
use an (ihtitidnnre of manure. ]My theo- 

Irrioation on a' Lar(;e SrAi i:. — 
The Edinburgh Iti vlt u:, in giving ac- 
count of the great imjirovenients which 
the British arc making in India, notices 
the system of works for irrigation. — 
These works, it is said, are vast in extent 

and benefit. ' The •Waiiu'cs canal, .mc [xj is.-thai-plarits that are fxpected to 

produce .//-Id/, must have something to 
f :ed upon. Sixth — 

the ] rincipal. has no less than S!»,S.', miles 
of main channel, with 1,85'J miles of. lis- 
tributiiig water courses, besides many 
hundred miles of minor channels. It ir- 
rigates an area of 1,-171,500 acres, nd 
its beneficient waters will protect I rum 
the risk of famine a tract of country con- 
taining a population of 0,500,000 souls. 
It is estimated that in the famine of IS- 
(iO-1, :«!t,24:!.84(l pounds of grain were 
grown by the irrigation which it afford- 
ed. Others canals are from 100 to 500 
miles in length, and render fertile vast 
tracts of land that would otherwise re- 
main almost liarrcii wastes. In the 
Presidency of ."Madras nearly all thegreat 
rivers have been intersected by weirs, 
which retain for irrigation the flood of 
fructifying waters that would else flow- 
out to sea. The increased production is 
reckoned by millions of pounds in value. 
Those works were constructed at a great 
outlay, and are justly regarded a tri- 
umphs of engineering skill and wise 

"Widely Known." — It is generally 
supposed that the Websters, Palnier- 
stons, Gortaschoffs, !Mcttcrnichs, and 
tJaribaldis of politics are the men of 
world-wide renown, and so they are 
where newspapers circulate, but not 
much beyond.. One of our friends latQly 
returned from China amuses us with the 
recital of his journey inland for some dis- 
tance, where the inquiry oftenest made 
when lie became known as an American, 
was whether he knew or had ever seen 
the chemist of his country. Dr. -Vyer, 
that made the medicines. They use his 
remedies — may of them have been cured 
by them — and they speak of him, as if 
he occupied the whole of America, or 
were at least the great feature of it, 
mandarin who had been cured 
malignant ulcer on the hip by \u  Sarsa- 
parilla, seemed to consider it onr princi- 
pal article of export, and its inventor one 
of the few men this continent had ever 
produced worthy the attention of Cbiiia- 
mcu. — Xno YorkXtics. 

Grandparents in the Household. 

The following observations on *he 
proper government of families are as 
pertinent now as they were the first 
time judicious pareut.s protested against 
the usurpation of domestic authority by 
third parties: 

G III iidparnilsslinuld vol I'nfnfcrr tn Ihc 
gmirnnunt of children, except by advice, 
and then privately. What houseliold is 
complete without either graridniothor or 
grandfather? That family which has not 
one is to be pitied. Assign them the 
most cheerful room, provide the easiest 
chair, teach the cliildren to wait upon 
them— to bring the stool for their feet, 

and run for their knittin;;and glasses. 

But while all Uiis is duty and pie asure 
to jierform, yet let grandparents consider 
that God has nowhere charged them 
with tlie responsibility which belongs to 
sons and d.iiighters. These interferences 
on the part of grandparents arc almost 
universal; and while it is not to wondered 
at, it is, nevertheless, a source of much 
bitterness, and should be disallowed.— 
One little boy found another crying in 
the street. \\ hen u.-ked the cause, he 


Great or Good- 

"Oil, liow I wish I were » mnnl 

Wlint wundroii8 tiling.^ I'd do! 
I'd write such liooks tlmt nil tlic world 

Would ruud tlicm through nnd through. 
The fire tinshcd from his cj es, as if 

He thought it bard tu wait; 
His mother whispered, 'First he good, 

Then, if j ou will, be great.'' 

The hoy jprang from liig mother's side 

With footsteji light and guy; 
But dreams of fame were w ith him still 

Amid his childish play. 
Year* passed away, and he had grown 

At length to man's estate; 
Alas! he cired not to be good, 

But only to he great. 

He wrote; men read; the world around 

Was ringing with his name; 
His early dreams had never reached 

To such a height of fame. 
Yet would he sigh as if within 

His heart felt desolate, 
As if it were a weary thinjr 

To walk amongst the great. ^ 

'•Ye humlde one.s, ' he cried, "who tread 

The path of duty well. 
The ]ieace of mind I may not find 

Stoops down with you to dweU. 
I would that I ha lired like you, 

Content in low estate; 
Oh, could I have my life again, 

1 would be good, not great.'' 

The Glory of Heaven. 

A little Swedish girl, while walking 
with her father on a starry night, absorb- 
ed in the contemplation of the skies, being 
asked of what she was thinking, replied': 
"I was thinking if the wrong side of 
heaven is so glorious, what must the right 
side be!" 

Some Difference. 


I mulch in the Fall with clean straw, 
and leave'it cm through the Spring, for 
the fruit to lie upon while ripening, to 
avoid the necessity of washing the fruit, 
onl ,• opening the mulch immediately 
abu the crown of the plant. Seventh — 


I preler to have some new plantings 
coming in every season; but. by good 
management, I think a bed may be con- 
tinued in one place about three years. 
Eighth — 


The total product of our bed, this sea- 
son, was a fraction short of fire hushrh 
on the ;i7.50.part of an acre, making at 
the rate of 185 bu.shels to the acre. — 
Ninth — 


The "Albany Seedling" combines more 
good qualities in itself than any other 
one variety we know of. It has been 
pronounced by some as too acid. We 
have not found it so when properly ri- 
pened. Even that acid is pleasant and 
very he.-dthy. Tenth — 


In conclusion, we would urge rifiin 
cultivation, principally by hoeing, and 
only plough or spade but once a year — 
to-wit: just ajlvr the crop of fruit is gath- 
ered. WM. DAY, 

Morristown, N. J. 

Cheap Paint. 

Lime wa.shcs should never be employ- 
ed externally upon buildings, without 
addition of some coloring matter. — 
Downing, in the "Horticulturist," gives 
the following excellent recipes: 

"Take a clean barrel that will hold wa- 
ter, — put into it half a bushel of quick 
lime, ami slack it by pouring over it boil- 
ing wafer suflicieiit to cover it four or five 
inches deep, and stirring it until slacked. 
When quite slacked, dissolve it in water, 
j and add two pounds of sulphate of zinc, 
i and one of common salt, which may be 
; had at any of the druggists, and which 
iu a few days will cause the whitewash 
to harden on the wood work — add sufh- 
cient water to bring it to the consistency 
of thick whitewash. 

"To make the above wash of a plea- 
sant cream color, add three pounds of 
yellow ochre. For fawn color, add 4 
pounds umber, 1 pound Indian red, and 
1 pound lamp-black. For gray or stone 
color, .nld 4 pounds raw umber, and 2 
pounds lamp-black; use a common white- 
wash brush. The color will be found 
much more durable than common white- 

Although the same neutral tint may 
be used for every portion of the exterior 
of the country dwelling, yet perhaps a 
more pleaing effect is produced by paint- 
ing certain portions, such as the blinds, 
eornices, facings of the windows, &e., of 
the same color, but several shades dark- 
er. If the blinds are to be painted green, 
a very dark green should be chosen. — 
This color is unobjectionable, and is far 
less obtrusive than the bright greens so 
eoiiiiiiunly ciiqdoycd. 

A few years ago, a little fellow, Eddy, 
not slow in roguery, complained that 
James had been throwing stones at liim. 
The teacher inquired into the matter, 
and found the charge correct. She said 
to Eddy — 

"What do you think )/o« should do if 
you were teaching, and had such a boy as 
that?" ' 

"I think I should flog him," was the 

I'pon this, James benran to fear the 
result, and so he filed in A?s complaint. 

' Eddy throwed a stone at me t'other 
day," said he. 

"Ah," said the teacher, "I must know- 
about this matter. Is it true, Eddy, 
that ynu have been throwing stones at 

Eddy hung his head, and confessed it. 
After a little thumbing of the strings, 
she says — 

"Well, Eddy, what do you think you 
should do with two such boys as you 
and Jaines?" 

"I think," said he, sobbing, "I should 
try 'em again!"—/?. /. Schoohnasler. 

"My Best Friend." 

So said niy nice, Katie Goodwin, one 
morning, as I closed the book I had 
been reading. It was about Christ s love 
and kindness even to his enemies. "I 
want to be like Jesus," said Katie. And 
she uttered the words as if she really 
ment what she said. 

Now Katie was a sweet, amiable girl. 
We all loved her. There was so much 
that was gentle and lovable about her, 
and nothing seemed to delight her so 
much as when she was helping the poor, 
or leading some blind female across the 
street, or reading to some little child the 
the story of Jesus and his love to sin- 

I can a.«8ure you that Katie loved 
Jesus, and nothing was so pleasant to 
her as hearing, or singing, or speaking 
about her Savior. Oh, with what delight 
and sweetness, too, did she sing tUose 
words, begining. 

"I thiuk when I read that sweet story of old, 

When Jesus was here among men, 
How he called little children like lambs to his 

I should like to hare been with him then." 

And how she always brightened up 
when she came to the words, 

"Yet still to his footstool by prayer I may go. 

And .isk for a share in his love; 
And if I thus earnestly seek him below 
fte htm and hear hitn above,'* 

Shall I let you into a little secret? One 
morning, soon after breakfast, I had oc- 
casion to go into Katie's bed-room; and 
where do you think I found her? Seated 
upon a high chair near the window, hold- 
ing in her hands a nicely bound book. 

"Katie," I inquired, "do you like to 
be alone'/" 

"Sometimes aunty; but I don't feel 

"What is that book you hold in your 

"My Bible aunty; and I have been 
reading about my best friend." 
"Who is your best friend, then, Katie?" 
I asked. 

"Jesus Christ." 

"How do you know he is your best 

"Because he loves roe — the Bible says 
he does." 

"But your father and mother love 
you. — Are not they your best friknnds?" 

"They are my best earthly friends, 
aunty; they love me, but not as much as 
Jesus does; they are not like Jesus." 

"I think your mother would do or suf- 
fer almost anything for you, Katie," 
said I. "What has Jesus done for j'ou, 
that she or your father either would not 

"0 aunty, you know. Jesus was nail- 
ed to the Jfe rfiVrf for 

I could scarcely refrain from tears as I 
saw the earnest manner in which the 
deareliild uttered these words; but, being 
anxious to find out what she knew about 
the death of Jesu.s, I asked her: 

"Why did he die for you, Katie? ' 

" Because he loved me, aunty that he 
might wash away my sins, and make me 
one of his ow 

"And did he die for no one else but 
you, Katie?" 

•■Oh. yes, aunty; for you, and for fath- 
er and mother, and all the world." 

Then, looking me full in the face, she 
inquired: "Now don't you thiuk Jesus 
is my best friend, aunty?'' 

I took her upon my knee, but for sev- 
eral moments I could not utter a word. 
-Vt length I said: 

"Jesus, is, indeed, your best friend. 
He is the frjgud of sinners: yes, of those 
who were anything but bis friends. 
While we were yet sinners L'hrist died for 
us. Not that we loved him, but that he 
loved us." 

Jesus IS your best friend — even if you 
do not as yet feel it. You must think 
about him — what he has done for those 
who have sinned against and grieved 
him: and .sure I am that if you only 
carefully read the life of Jesus, and 
think why did Jesus do and suffer all 
this, you will soon begin to feel that he 
is your best friend. 

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a large Stock of all other Merchandize 

found in similar Establishments, which will 

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INCREASE OF RATS.— The Farmers Go. 
2ftte (English) a.sseits and proves by figures 
that one piiir of Rits will have a |irogeny and 
descendmits no less tliiin r.r)l,(i50 in three years. 
Now, unless this immense family can be kept 
down, they would con.suma more lood than 
would suslaiu Oj,000 human beings. 

RATS versus BIRDS. — Whoever engages ia 
.shooting small birds is a cruel man; whoever 
aids in exterminating rats is a benetactor. We 
should like some of our correspondents to give 
us the benefit of their experience in.driving gut 
these pest.s. We need something besides dogs, 
cats and traps for this business. — Scientific 
American, N. Y. 

simple, safe, and sure, — the most perfect Rat- 
ilication meeting we have ever attended. Ev- 
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cording to directions, will eat it, and every one 
that eats it will die, generally at some place a 
ilii-lant as possible from where the medicine 
was taken. — Lake Shore, Mich., Mirror. 

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We have tried poisons, but they ellecled noth- 
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