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Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner and Advocate (Newspaper) - November 1, 1856, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaPresbyter a a Omo Cate. I a Rytz Rlynn Bannov it vol a of 6� j by Viima ail via cat it y vol a Lay of a i one thing is needful a a one thing have i desired of the apr Pic a this one thing do a a Wei Ole no. 214�?�. Id Mckemey editor and proprietor. Publication office Gazette building fifth Street above Smithfield Pittsburgh Piria 27 South tenth Street below Chestnut. A most a w a a a a 7 i t r i s in Advance. For the week Endine saturday november 1, 1856. 11 it a Lepuil fun Drej. Kusio. w. Whitton Redick a. It. Res Itin it in All things if men had ears t Earth is but an Echo of the Byron. Music How it rings i Sweet and loud and dear a music a How it brings dreams of Joy and cheer a in troubles and woo. A Mireia How it swells High around afar liar oat like chiming Wellsby like the Din of War now loud now soft and Low. R it in the vocal song a Trilling songster Bird. Imherr the Stream let leaps along of Here or a sound is heard a Over Wood or Vale or Hill a it in the gentle Breeze. Singing to itself a it in the rustling Trees i like a fairy Elf still sighing singing it in the Winters blast is Well us Breeze of j Une tiding sweeping grandly past or piping some shrill tune across the Meadows Bare. A it in the thunders crash and in the howling storm i sounding Clouds the torrents Plash is natures dread alarm now pealing out afar. Sib music 0 How Clear till echoing Earth around no Wheitz thy voice we hear in storm or Zephyr sound by Art or nature swayed Lar it in the courts of Kings and at the cottage door Ere moves the it tree where minstrel sings and where True lovers porn their Moonlight serenade. Re it through Cathedral dimes ii Here Organ anthems Roll a ear it at our linear tyls and Homes a where songs inspire the soul to Harp or Sweet guitar. A car it where the angelic choirs i hallelujah raise a seraph strike their Golden lyres o echoing songs of Praise it rings forever there. Burgh october 1856, a prom the London Leisure hour. Gambling houses in Germany. tub Rev. J. Weir a it. be Uve subjects and scenes in to contemplate which afe digestive of great moral lessons. And in a visit to Germany unexpectedly led the Workings and marked some a results of the foul passion for Gam shall Low attempt to depict the sad with the Earnest Hope that it May without Benefit especially to the Reader. Summer afternoon in 185b, i was ing with a Young companion through know town not far from the Rhine fur its Mineral Springs. We had a the magnificent Kur Haus the of fashionable resort and walking be grand Saal or dining room a door to Quot the left unexpectedly ushering the first time in our lives into a of a a with a painful feeling igl cd indignation and disgust to find Ilc proof before me that gambling pcs i vend in the guide books thus sanctioned by Law i entered the How shall i describe the scene ? i Towd of Well dressed people gathered la Long table Over which was sus i nip which softened to the Eye id Green Shade causing a kind of gloom through the apartment i into use Light on the table beneath 1 midst of this table was a Large re Brazen dish. A Ball of Ivory rolling 1 round it Ever and anon fell into a space beneath marked with certain is corresponding with those on the Llott which covered the table. Around so were piled Rouleau of Gold and 6oin, and at each Side of the table Bat in As crop jeers or markers presiding a game. One two or three persons Ben More from the Circle around were in try laying Down Money. They Gold but More frequently a most immediately on our Entrance Mica was arrested by a Young eng fashionably dressed but yet of such to in sinister aspect that Iset him Down in As a Blackleg who had figured at Orff of Market j a Loudon roue who lost character and Means at. Home one of that base band of log it ices who Are Tobe found on the it and who initiate our Young blk Iti the mysteries of the Gam by ugh be narrow their Money or fleece at gaming parties without in excitement this person through tie crowd and bending e table rapidly deposited a Bangfu ver florins until nearly every yellow r open space had a stake placed upon is recklessness strikingly contrasted a a a it but a few minutes when our countryman returns and stakes Large sums with the same recklessness As before and after some alternations of Success with similar results. Nay Here is also the French lady again returned with her silk purse recruited with Gold pieces and playing with Arcati i excitement than Ever but after some winnings she too loses All. But As i lift my eyes i see two ladies enter the room and stand Foi i time in the background. Neither of them a is Young but their whole hearing is refined and their faces Are unmistakably English. At last they approach and after looking on for a time one after the other As under a sudden fascination puts Down Money on the table i had seen the fierce Mastery of the passion of play Oner the Man with pain and a grief but this fresh illustration of its Power Over the female heart filled me with indescribable sadness. Here were ladies of whose standing and rank their tout ensemble. Left no doubt who in strange land Are guilty of conduct for which in their own country they would be hooted out of society oppressed and sick at heart i hastily left the building. We walked through the Beautiful grounds connected with the Kur Saal and. Along the Banks of the. Stream now swollen by recent Raios into a torrent which flows through them but All the while that gambling table was in my thoughts and As from the Little Temple which crowns a rising ground i looked on the Gay Flowers and Graceful Trees on the Fields White to the Harvest and the Hunting grounds of the reigning Duke whose lev. Venues Are largely drawn from the i said to myself.1 Quot All these Are Beautiful and fair a a a but the Trail of the Serpent is Over them all1 what family wretchedness what personal degradation and guilt what an amount of Beggary and rum. And How Many cases of suicide have sprung from this one source a and we went Forth through the streets of the town As the Golden Light of the setting Sun played on tic Flaxen locks of a band of Rosy children whose merry laughter Rose upon the air. I could not but font last their Happy innocent glee with the Ever Una wig and morbid misery of the gamblers whom i had left i was yet to have one other glimpse of the German gambling tables. Our present habitat at w. Was but for a night j and on the Morrow we left and arrived two Days after at the fashionable Baths Ofey a on the Hanks of the Lahn. Here As at the government has Farmed the gambling tables to three Brothers. The resources of these Brothers Are understood to be immense but they have Ere now undergone a thorough test. Of this Michael Angelo Titmarsh has Given a characteristic version in the following passage of one of his graphic productions in which he gives the sobriquet of Lenoir to the proprietors. .��?othere1 came at a time when the chief a serb and the reins of govern ment were the hands of his younger the invincible Lenoir wiped the drops of perspiration from his Calm a forehead As be threw the enemy a last Rouleau into his till. He had thus far or. Titmarsh who albeit not writing what he Calls a a treaty of morals a yet is a a Wise As a a merry a when he adds a a if you lose worthy Friend As possibly you will at Lenoir a Pietry games con and so that Ruby face if gentleman leaves his i of bigotry you want All men 11 think As al a. 1 a. A. I. Jvn a a i j. T. . a. Ltd a a sex til. W re w it a. A 1 i a a. It or to t a t �a11 ten Gold pieces on the cloth another Tui a of who cards and ail is gone but now snark that Young austrian count with the English military officer in undress and Wear my an Imperial him. The Young count is of Insh Epi traction. He is always Cen at the Wells drip King daily but although so Gay at might and so Gallant by sole yourself by thinking that it is us Cirii by 3 lie walk s with the leading Bebes on better for you the end that you should i he Public promenade there is a deadly t 1 paleness on Hir. Cheek at All times. It appears that on Parade a. Henna he Vyas Stuek with a Musket Ball whether by Acci Dent or otherwise was i Fotz a slated which is still in extracted Hiss Calth Quot is evidently feeble and failing. But every night he is Here his stakes Are modest in their., amount for his funds Are not ample. And that English officer win Haime Here a few Quot Days ago has already wit jse�80i Ahji told my Young Indian a Iet Iii hat4i� �8t de Tartu Nedston Wii again or to lose he looks nervous Huppi fled a and miserable and. As the Young count Speaks the English Tongue he seems half despairingly to cling to him As a Counselor and Comfort Erib but it is in Vail. The tide is Stillm gaint him and he seems destined to drink deeply and justly of the cup of bitterness which his own Folly has mingled. And thai dark whiskered English attache who has late Ljra Home Here from the court of b has also lost a Large sum. Alas these Are Buti specimens of innumerable tru fit is in this to and All Kindred matters that a the beginning of sin is like the letting out of water in a How. Cd u a the caution of the other players. _ red a it he had set a a his a e upon a cast a was i solved to take the Ink by storm Kin a Iti minutes however his entire was lost and As the croupiers remorse unmoved it with their Little takes into glittering stores he turned abruptly. It it whose Are the. Small gloved Aud rounded Arm which just at my brother a company of adventurers from Belgium with a capital of three Hundred thousand Franes. And an infallible system for Piying to go t ? on and they boldly challenged the bark of Lenoir and set Down fore his croupiers and defied them. They called themselves in their Pride the c nor Danque de Norburg. They had their croupiers and punters even As Lenoir had Las they had their Rouleau of Napoleons they had their Contr Banquist Seal and Uliey began to play. A was when two mighty giants step out of Host and engage the armies stand still in expectation and the puny privates and Eom Moraity remain quiet to witness the combat so it is said that when the Contr Banque arrived and ranged itself before the officers of Lenoir Rouleau to Rouleau Bank note to Bank note War for War control ment for Edn tool Mentz All the minor punters and gamblers ceased their peddling play and locked on in silence round the verdant Plain where the great combat was to be a not used to the vast operations of War like his elder brother Lenoir Junior the lieutenant telegraphed to his absent chief the news of the mighty enemy who had Home Down on him asked for instructions and in the meanwhile met the Foeman like Man. The Contr Banque of Norburg gallantly opened its a the Lenoir Bank was Defeated Day after Day in numerous Savage encounters the tactics of the Contr Banquist generals were irresistible and they marched Onward terrible As the macedonian Phalanx. Tuesday a loss of eighteen thousand florins thursday a loss. Of forty thousand florins night after night a the Young Lenoir hid to chronicle these disasters in melancholy dispatches to his chief. What was to be done 1 How was it to end .7. far away at Paris. The elder Lenoir answered these appeals of his brother by sending reinforcements of Money. Chests of Gold arrived for the a Bank. The Prince of Norburg bade Bis beleaguered lieutenant not to lose heart a he himself never for a in the trying hour of danger. _. the contre Banquist still went on victorious. Rouleau after Rouleau fell into their Possession. At last the news came. The emperor had joined the grand army. Lenoir himself had arrived from Paris and was once More among his children his people. The daily combats continued and still still though Napoleon was with the eagles the abominable contre Banquist fought and conquered. Like a polyphemus who Only took one of his a prisoners out of the Cave at a time and so ate them off at Leisure they contented themselves with winning so much before dinner and so much before supper say five thousand florins for each meal. A at last there came one Day when the contre Banquist had won their allotted sum and were about to leave the. Tables which they had a swept. So often. But Pride and lust of Gold had seized upon the heart of one of these vainglorious chieftains and lose than that you should win. Lor my part i Hope and Pray that every honest Reader of this volume who plays at. Len of s tab a will lose every shilling of his winnings before he goes away a but the loss or r Loncy does note Arica a the passion for play. To have evidence of this let the Reader enter with me the Kur Haus As Unest splendid a Vandehei a arc be my lit up the grand Saal and let it be our last visit to such a scene there let a Motly crowd assembled round the Roulette table. There is a tall thin lady whom i see every morning imbibing the Healing Waters. This is not the first time she has been at the gambling table. Her Stock of Cash is always Small she is never found at the table where a prussian Thaler at least must be put Down. The modest Florin is admitted Here and see How Long one considers now anxiously her Eye wanders Over the Board and then How cautiously at last she stakes it. Once or twice she wins and the croupiers toss to her the spoil and her Pale a Heck is flushed and her Dull Eye kindles. But in a Short time Nei Little All is gone. She is Here for the last time to night. And to Morrow Ana Foi Many Days to come i shall see her sitting apart on one or another of the Garden chairs scattered around with Cheeks paler than Ever and that thin form More wasted and in her whole aspect downcast and half broken hearted As if the thoughts of a con living husband or fond children far away at Home oppressed her spirit. But look again. There is a Mother and a Young lady by her Side. Gan it be possible 7 yes that is her daughter and she is initiating that Young girl into the mysteries of the gambling table. Who would like to marry a Young woman thus trained the daughter of Uch a Mother a this 7 but who is this Man who suddenly enters the room with a Little girl clinging to his Side his dress and person Are neglected his face unwashed his Long and grizzled hair Falls wildly Over a forehead seamed and furrowed by deep wrinkles his Little girl is miserably dressed and his rank seems but that of a peasant amid a throng so Gay what does in Here ? All ranks May play and he a degraded and inveterate Gambler cannot live without this fatal excitement. He takes a place near the foot of the table and draws Forth a sum of Money from which he takes a Florin from time to time and stakes it. He has a Small card like some other practice hands at the. Table and he carefully Fri Marls with a pin opposite red or Black lines the results of each rotation of the wheel. For a time familiarity with the game seems to give him the advantage and with Calm satisfaction be rakes together his winnings into a Heap on which the Little girl bends her glistening eyes. And there he sits until the evening closes and in the end departs after a season of feverish excitement such As has become the element of his being having lost All. The face of that Gambler and that of his poor child who was always with him and who seemed As if she was the Only one left of a shipwrecked and ruined. Family haunt me to this hour. Bat let us now. Pass into the inner apartment and Mark the group assembled at the Rouge it noir table. Here is a More select class than is generally found playing at Rou Lette and As at a larger stakes Are Here deposited. Here Are a russians poles French English germans with enormous moustaches or without them the fire of mammon always burning on his altars and the doomed flies buzzing about them and some already with scorched off wings it is a scene of external gaiety with All that is internally hollow and Rotten and the lights Are burning brightly Over head the players sire nearly All seated while a constantly shifting company of spectators forms an outer Circle round the table. A Young Indian officer who last year ventured and lost and has had Wisdom Ana principle sufficient to take warning stands by no a Side and we Mark together the company and the Progress of the game. As usual ladies a be Here and on of them can it be yes it is the same who first arrested my attention at the gambling table of we a i now informed that she is a French countess. And Here is her husband beside her polished and elegant in his aspect and Calm and Cool in his Mien Lare suddenly thrust Forward to obtain a Pokon do or which she gives he say a j 0 j,0� Jet us go yet let us win a be t i look round and find a and to rant in dressed French lad stand a a at my aide. Having received a number Tisiker al Nus Exchange for Gold she i piously deposits one or two on the Beard with subdued excitement she Wate to Progress of the game. At length tie per pieces Are All staked in succession a n 1 lost. And now with nervous hand be a fastens the Spring of a French silk pure tier Gold is produced and changed unt i is gone and she too suddenly Digap Towsand florins More a so they stayed and be the Bank yet a thousand florins. The Noi burgers looked on and trembled for a their Prince. a a some three hours afterwards a Beer a nighty cheer was heard around the windows of the Palace people rushed into each others arms men women and children cried and kissed a each other. Croupiers who never feel who a a never tremble who never care whether Blaek wins or red loses ook snuff from each others boxes and every night they Are Here until one morning i see a Carriage Laden with baggage at the door of one of the Large hotels and the gambling pair take their departure possibly to some other scene where their ruling passion can be gratified and with the Hope that a better Luck a awaits them. French Only is spoken at this table. See that Veteran croupier in the Centre who with impassive face shuffles the cards crying out As he prepares to expose their Black or red faces As it May be on the table a a faiths Lejeun Messieurs a play gentlemen and those who Are disposed put Down their Money. Here Are two gentlemen who Are bold players. They never stake Silver. A. Pile of Napoleons lie sat the Side of each. One of them is about sixty years of age tall and robust with red face and close cropped White hair the. Other is a Little Black haired dark eyed Man and both appear to be Habi tues of the place. Three Gold pieces form the first stake and tie player winning. The sum is doubled. One of the six Napoleons now on the cloth is withdrawn five remain and a second favourable turn of the cards causes the Bank to pay Over five More. And now will not this suffice ? or at least will not the players begin again with a Low stake As before ? at this Momen t is pointed out one of the a a blathers Lenoir a who seems to be doing nothing in the background but nodding and chatting with perfect nonchalance to some acquaintances but watch him narrowly and he. Is peering stealthily at the table and beginning to be somewhat Dis composed for the game to night has hitherto gone against the Bank but caution on the part of the players is gone and Golden visions Beckon Onward Well is this enforced to the picture drawn by writer already quoted no after close personal observation writes thus a a a to watch the first casual Glasco of s new Comer to see How by degrees ins careless air becomes fixed the gae darkens tie Eye Sharpens the whole Man becomes engrossed with the View. To see him make a his first hesitating Deposit by degrees go deeper and deeper and then plunge in heart and life and soul borne Ion to Conquest or to ruin by the great torrent of excitement. To see Here Ana there one leaving now something draw off then yield to the potent fascination Rod reseat himself to see a timid and amiable Loo Krog woman stand behind hid Denly Oraw Forth her purse As she watches the Progress of the play hand the stake to the gentle my an of the party who stands before her Stilly fired by the alternations of loss and gag she pushes by degrees to the front takes seat and from that moment becomes a prey to the worst writings and spurring of de a human before this ova air fax a term no passion for play the barriers and morality Are speedily swept a amp Sii Jyh is a significant fact that at the Ger flu watering places the gambling rooms Are open in the afternoon and evening of Day which has been divinely set top Iota a ored rest and that the tables Are thenjiaaj8�wded As usual. One a Vej Nufeh Sei vice the lutheran Church. The first lesson was being read Evhen a Man rushed into the Church in breathless excitement and repairing to the desk whispered something to the minister and then with eager haste ran rapidly up the Stone stairs which led to the Steeple. Immediately the great Bell began to ring violently. It was the alarm of fire in the town the congregation was at once dismissed and on repairing to the opposite end of the town we found excited people ranged in lines pass ing buckets of water from the River to the scene of the fire which had seized on a Large House in the rear of one of the hotels. To catch a More distinct View of the scene t climbed the rocks immediately behind the burning hous and there too i found men women and Young girls All banded together in passing water Down from a Public Fountain that it might he poured from the Cliff above on the flames. The houses near to the burning building were gutted of All their furniture which was scattered about Over the Street and it wanted but the darkness of night to make the scene appalling. As it was the a phlegmatic germans. Were thoroughly roused and the whole town was in uproar. At length the flames were subdued and in returning to my lodgings i suddenly said to myself a a this is the hour when the gambling tables Are open. Gan it be possible that they Are not deserted at All events i shall go and i entered the open doors and passed through the outer ?1 into the magnificent Ball room and there,1 to my horror and disgust i saw a crowd of gamblers a pursuing with intense eagerness their wonted indulgence and this within two Hundred Yards of the spot where the fire had just been raging that one incident impressed me More deeply than any other hitherto witnessed with the fearfully absorbing and demoralizing nature of the passion for play and i Hope i shall be excused if for the moment i a wished that it had been that gorgeous Temple of vice itself under whose roof i now stood which had been Burnt to the ground. You do. I you a font All. Omen to adopt your , attach top much importance to it Good Bridges have been built by men who think very differently from you. Principles or creeds Are of Quot Little importance practice in the Mam thing it is no matter what a a Many screed is in relation to Bridges. Provided Bis practice is a. A. The Bridge builder might reply that right practice is impossible without right pro in log and1 the1 correctness of his remark would be admitted by al1 the Absurdity of the objection would be All., nov wherein is their any difference in Point of Absurdity when it is affirmed that to insist on a Correct religious Creed savors of bigotry when it is affirmed that it is of no consequence what a Man believes if his practice be right ? a s a Little reflector to if Jiow the Wisdom of those who insist on Correct principles or creeds and farther that a Many a practice cannot to Correct unless his Creed is Correct Synod of Pittsburgh Synod met the first presbyterian Church Pittsburgh at three o clock p. M., on the 21st of Octoba and was opened with a Sermon by the last Moderator the a Tiv. Or. Jacobus from 1. Peter i 1�o 11 the Synod was constituted with prayer and a recess was taken till 7 o Elora. After recess Synod met the lecture Hoorn. Tie Moderator being absent. Hev. N. H. Gillett inst Moderator took the chair. The permanent clerk being absent or. Lea a was appointed clerk pro tent. The following members were present toes Teuy ministers. A , a or. Smith. Or. Wilson. Revs Stonerod. \ Mckee a a Davis. Mccintock. A. Ilu Gnes a a Ligas. Black. Wallace. A i Mcgachy. Roseborough. Williams. I Hamilton. Of . William Armstrong a Samuel. Neil Matthew Hawkins. John Mccurdy Hamilton Steward. Or. Hugh Campbell. David Benny it. Petesi y1eby of Ohio ministers. . Campbell , a a Howard a a Jacobus a a Williams 2 a a Smith 3 a a Marshall a a Mckinney 3 revs. Hughs a a Lee Johnm. Smith a a Fulton. . Mckaig a a. Caldwell a a a Haslett. Paxton. Quot a a Rockwell Mcpherson _ Hunter 2. a Kerr a a y a a a a Effing. A 11,. I. Braddock a. a Miller -. Jas. Smith. V a 1 of blurs Vilija. Elders. George Elliott John , Thomas Kiddoo Andrew Mcdonald David Williams Luke Loomis. James Gordon John h. Ralston. Robert Smith Samuel Mcmasters John k. Foster. Robert Beer James Mcvay William Frew James Blair William Blaek Thomas Aike James Armor. Tu6 hads of mtg Sara. Or. Jacobus Hill Fairchild ministers and or hug Campbell elder. A or. firey a called tie attention of Synod to extracts from the inmates of the last meeting respecting the Board of co Portage. Press Ystenes were called upon in order and Grejbo Rudd some Progress measures designed to Aid this cherished Enterprise. revs. Or. A Marshall Donaldson. Gillett to Clintock and Montgomery elders or Carothers and Miller were appointed a committee to report of the subject off tet Aperance. Revs. Or. Riddle of the Synod of West Pennsylvania Rev j done lass of the reformed Rev a Happer of Synod of new Lone Rev Meby is Conrad and cute How and Rev. Or. Elliott of the be nod of Allegheny being present were invited to take seats As Cor responding members. On motion resolved that when we adjourn we adjourn to meet in the Hirst presbyterian Church Monongahela City on the third wednesday of october a few at two o clock p revs. Paxton Howard and Hill were appointed a committee to Confer with or. Jacobus respecting Jim Micati Ritof his Sermon preached at the opening or Synod. Adjourned with prayer by or Elliott a wednesday a Benoon. 2 o clock. Synod met and was opened with Pray or by the Moderator. Minutes of morning session were read and corrected the committee on Bills and overtures reported a paper containing a i Ernest of the presbytery of Blairsville for division which was taken up. After much discussion the proposed lines were changed. a. -. ,. Resolved let. That the Synod of Pittsburgh to requested. To Deta cli from this presbytery tie no Eslera acid clutch us. North of a me commencing on the a Allegheny. Stiver at the i Enn Ivov i ship line along said line to the Warren Grade thenkeo Kishi Minette Eiver along said River to thu Conemaugh. To the month of Blach Inch and no that Reefe to the i Blairsville and Hollidaysburg i tempi to Road and thenkeo eastward along emd Road to the Eastern Boundary of Tho Synod and that and clip Robes so de tackled by erected into a presbytery to to culled the pres Hulery of Saltsburg. That said Freeby Terv be. Directed to hold choir first meeting at Indiana on the first tuesday of january. 18o7. At 2 o clock p. 11. A. Lie solved. 2d. That Synod be requested to Transfer the relation of the licentiate. T. A. Elder and of the candidates. J. Lvi Sou. J. S. . John c. a. Ewing. Matthias Shirley and j. Y. Mcartney. To the presbytery of Saltsburg. A. A. A. A resolved id. That the stated clerk be directed to place a copy of the above resolutions the hands of the committee of bilis and overtures of Synod at the next meeting of that body. ,.a True extract from the minutes of the presbytery of Blairsville. In session at Saltsburg october 8. Is06 a. Andrdw Elway stated clerk. Also the name of tie new presbytery was left Blank for the present when the request of presbytery was granted. Revs. Or. Swift Wilson and Todd of the the Synod of Allegheny and Rev j Murray of tie Synod of Baltimore being present were invited to sit As corresponding members. The committee on religious exercises reported that the few nod resolve to devote thursday morn ing from 10 to 12 of clock to the following services under direction of the Moderator a 1. Hymn or psalm and prayer . _2. Reading the scriptures by or. Rockwell. 3. Address by or. Gillett. 4. Prayer by or. Montgomery. M 5. Address by or. Smith. 6. Psalm or hymn by or. Ewing. 7. Address by or. Carothers. 8. Prayer doxology and Benediction by or. Wilson. The committee to Confer with or. Jacobus report that is placed at their disposal and will he printed in pamphlet form. A adopted at 4 of clock Synod took a recess to 7 of clock the hour appointed for divine service. Quot. Wednesday evening 7 of met in the first presbyterian Church with a Large congregation Rev. Charles cum ministers. Or. Kirkpatrick or. Mcfarren revs. Painter it Bristol College a it. Gillett or to Torrence Mclung a it. Ftp i Donaldson is a Carothers it Hill to it Stevenson it Woodend it Morton it Leason a it Stark. Cd Carson r c Mcelwain a to Moore to. Edgar it virtue a a a to Orr it Walker to Morgan. St a Brown. A Bebby ministers. Llevis. Montgomery it Mckay a it. Mcmichael to Cummins a it Porter it it Reba it Polk a. A Crane it Mateer. Hill Thomas w. Mcconnell William l. Trimble. George alter Daniel Wilson. Archibad t. H. Crawford tames Speer Cyrus l. Pershing James rhea.,.James Fulton or. James Carothers a John Larimer. Thomas Laughlin Joseph Moorhead Joseph Miller a. James Mckee Hugh. Skiles John Shannon. Its. The game however has proceeded laughed for Joy and Lenoir the dauntless a Howit Fco a Rural and Domestic life of Germany.�?�. . Howitt a Rural and Domestic life of Ger. a a a a. a a i a a i i _ �.i-, a a. For tie Presb Tonan Banner and advocate. Creed and conduct. it is no matter what a Man believes if his practice is this Maxim is often repeated by those wholly claim to liberality. It assumes that there is no connexion Between theory and practice. Now the truth is that a a to think is to theorize and a Many a actions will be governed by his theory. To insist on the importance of an accurate Creed is to insist on the importance of accurate thinking. Why is it regarded by Many As Savouring of bigotry to insist on the importance of accurate thinking in matters of religion. How is it in regard to other matters ? is it important that the Engineer have an accurate Creed 7 he is about to construct a Bridge. Is it important that he have an accurate knowledge of the print pies on which he is to proceed ? must he know accurately the strength of the materials and the Strain to which they will be exposed All will admit that unless he have an accurate knowledge of these things he cannot intelligently construct a Safe Bridge. If he is right it will be by Accident. A Correct theory is then essential to Correct practice in Bridge building. Suppose one should say to the competent Engineer who insists on a Correct knowledge of principles As essential to Correct practice in his profession a a your insisting so much on the importance Ai Corree theory savors. A elders. Robert Sutton John Mcgara Samuel. Sloan William Rankin John Benin a David a Hurle. a Rev. ,d. B., was elected Moderator and Rev. O. temporary clerk the times of meeting and adjournment were fixed As follows. A morning session meet at nine of clock a. Adjourn at 12. Afternoon session meet at two adjourn at five. _ a. ,. A. The presentation of presbyterian records was made the first1 order of the Day for to Morrow morning. Second order statistical Leports. Third order presbyterian narratives of state of religion. a prayer . Second Day. Wednesday morning 9 of clock. Synod met and was opened with prayer by the Moderator. Minutes of last session were read and corrected. . The following committees were appointed by the Moderator. On but jts and 0yeuture8. A ministers Sieve. Jacobus Woodend Donaldson and tor Ranee , Campbell in Hor w. My Corneli Jas Ca Robere. Judicial committee. A. Join ask in air rows. Stoneroad a my Furren laugh leg and cum Linb. Elders Samuel a till Robert Sutton Thos. Kiddoe. Presbyterian records a. a misters Llevis. Campbell and a Marshall. Elder James Blair. Ohio a imn terse items. Of robbers . Elder a Joseph Miller. Redstone a thrusters revs. Famter and Morten. Eider a John my okra. . Caldwell and Hill. Elder Hugh Skiles. Devotional exercises. Ministers revs. Paxton and Howard. Elder Robert Beer. narrative of religion. A mini Vieren rank. My Kay and Kaig. Euler George Elliott. 8yn0di0al discourses. Mini vim rows. My Clung and Howard. Elder John b. Gwin. A. A. Minutes. Of general Assembly. lesson and Lee elder a themes laugh lip. reasons of absence. Ministers revs. Stark Mikeo Hughes and Moore. Elder a Matthew Hawkins. A on granting leave of absence. Ministers us. Jennings Carson Smith and Hughee elder George alter. 1presbyterian records of Redstone Ohio Blairs Ville and Clarion presbyteries were handed in and referred. A. Presbyteries presented and read their statistical a reports a which were approved., narratives of the state of religion were presented and on motion read and referred. The annual. Report of the Board of col postage was read Cdr. Campbell accept Efland put into on it Marshall. Third Dat. Thursday morning 9 of clock. Synod met in lecture room of the first Church opened with prayer ., minutes were read and approved. Rev. A. W. Black of the reformed presbyterian Church being present was invited to sit As a corresponding member. The new presbytery set off from the presbytery of Blairsville was called the presbytery of salts-1 Burg and its first meeting was appointed at the time and place designated in their request Rev. Joseph Painter was directed to preach and constitute the presbytery or. College ,alter. . The committee on the minutes of Assembly reported that there is no action no Cussary on the injunction found on Page 531, systematic action Tia Long been taken by the Tresby Tenes a within our Bounds of the subject of the sos tentation for the Relief of disabled ministers and their Fame Liee indigent circumstances. A. A. The committee on Temperance reported. This report was adopted and the paper is As follows the committee on the subject of Temperance report As follows they recommend to. Synod for adoption the Lake action of the presbytery of Clarion on this subject As sex cedi ugly appropriate and covering the whole ground altering in said document the word presbytery for Synod and that tins document be read by All pastors a and. Stated supplies the churches accompanied in each Case with such suggestions and exhortations of the occasion and importance of the subject May demand. A 1. Leo amp of Marshall chairman. As a Synod we wish to express our continued and Una interest on the subject of 2�?Tetnperance. To feel that no words can fully express nor heart conceive the enormous evils that flow from intemperance considered its civil social moral and religious hearings. We Are also of the opinion that this evil is on the increase our Bounds and most manifestly so since the repeal of the late act of Assembly to restrain the manufacture and Sale of intoxicating liquors.�?�. Though this Law never fully met our views of what was required 111 the cd be yet if it had been permitted to remain till it could have had a fair trial we doubt not that it would have been found much More feb event than anything we have had before or Sinue. We believe however that the Only just and proper legislation on this subject is that of prohibition and not License and regulation nor do we despair of Yec Seoung this desirable end. For. The present however we have failed. This failure we apprehend was in part the result of the friends of the Causo directing their efforts too exclusively to legislative prohibition to the neglect in some measure of the Means Waluch had been Here Dufore used to create a moral which would both demand and sustain such a Law. Whilst therefore we would not relax our efforts to obtain this Law. We would recon a Amend a return to those Means and appliances such As the formation of total abstinence societies the preaching of sermons the delivering of lectures and the use of moral suasion in All the various and legitimate ways it can be brought to Bear upon to Puhto mind is that the sober and moral part of the Community and especially our youth May be kept from falling victims to this fell destroyer and further that by these Means we May be instrumental reclaim ing even poor inebriated themselves. Whatever Good May have been accomplished by the different societies that have Arisen of late years we Leel that the Chur of and the moral amp us. Religious portion of the Community. Havea Mission and a work to perform this matter and one that she cannot neglect without incurring great guilt. Therefore. A , that in the judgment of this Synod Tho Manu facture and traffic in ardent spirits As a drink and us use As such a especially with the Light that now shines upon thir subject not Only from the scriptures but also from observation Aud experience is morally wrong and that we deem it our duty to do what we can by the combined in Ilu once of moral suasion and example to promote its Tiki Virsal abandonment. A Joe sold that it be recommended to All our ministers to preach on this subject at their earliest convenience and Endeavor by All Tho Means in a their Power to form a moral a sentiment not the ainu a but Tho use of Bair Tuou liquors As a beverage. ,. Resolved that we approve of and commend the formation of total societies and recommend All the members of our churches and congregations old and Young to connect themselves with such associations pledging themselves to abstain from the use of All intoxicating liquors As a overage and that they will use their influence to produce like abstinence in others a Joes Ofard thar it be earnestly recommended to All our , to exercise special vigilance and care Over the Coady forthe members of their respective churches in relation to this whole subject and that where offences do occur they Deal promptly and firmly but mildly and faithfully with offenders As each Case May seem to require so that the Church May not even seem to Wink at a Sui to enormous units Mischi Eis and so disgraceful to the Christian name. A. I. a it v.-, resolved that As Law abiding citizens we submit to the existing License Law till a better and a More just and exult a Able Law can be obtained and in the meantime we recommend our people to Aid the faithful and vigorous enforces intent of our present . The committee to select preachers and assign subjects for sermons for next meeting of Synod reported. Report of committee. On preachers. A on the gospel ministry. Its position adversaries and encouragements a Rev. W. W. Woodend. a Christian Beneficence a Rov. A. Paxton. Ltd a Quot the judicial committee reported that no business had been presented before them. The committee was discharged. M a Synod then spent one hour and a half in epee a Ciao religious exercises under direction of ipod orator. A afternoon session 2 o clock p,.m. The minutes . N Fira vex Jwta. Quo the committee on Bills and Petures a posted overture marked no. 2-onthe stub Jeff of the lords supper with in we Aioli was adopted and is As follows Quot a f ten Ove title a is it not an infraction non venerated Muse. Lisle and often signally profitable Nso get of life Ubu Neh to take the communion in a eats or pos Hies to reduce the Days or religious meeting to to Gunther than four and for tie pastor to do All the preaching Rath i than invite is Istance and should not Tif end out the most excellent Way and require uniformity in All our churches i a a Iju of is thought inexpedient to make innovations usage without sufficient Reaich a Sid tar a there la no Law on Theao posts and Tho Paa toi and so a Ltd 01 each Church should direct with a careful rear do to a Tho 11 spiritual interest of the people a the Rev. Or Fliner of the Synod of abet 7 Ghent and Rey j g Brown of the As reformed Church being present were invited off o sit its corresponding members or motion or Happer was heard on the sub a Jeet of foreign missions. The Rev. A. Soho nok. Of the Synod of Philadelphia. A i. Coe. Of the Synod of Chicago dry Philadelphia or. J al tso iof the Synod of South Flarnt a and dry Van Rensselaer of. The a Synod of new Jersey being present were invited to sit As corresponding members. The committee on co Portage presented the following report which was adopted a a a a a 1. That thia Synod no too in the improved financial con edition of the Board of co Portage. M its having become free from debt and having Lucre aged its circulation and usefulness. A. A. J. That this Synod would earnestly enjoin upon Leim. Quell churches to pay Over the Asa Sament required for the capital fund of $d.ooo. a. A. A j. That to Inore Aee the number of col porters the churches be urged by the respective contribute to the Colmor eur fund of the Board and that or families and neighbourhoods he solicited to sustain col porters certain districts. 4. That in order to this and to promote this important in to rinse of these synods the churches he a to a their contributions to the Puli slug cause to Send them to this Board of our own Synod instead of to the Parent Board. Quot a �1 Quot a a. a 5. That this Synod approve of the aim of the Board to furnish to the churches without pecuniary Riek a Well selected and adequate Sabbath school Library Ench As our own churches and churches can cordially approve. u that the Lioard of co Portage be directed at suitable tunes to Send up to the 1-Arent Board Philadelphia Are port of their operations to he incorporated the statistical reports to the general Assembly. Pea Lutinus respecting the american Bible society were read and adopted As follows res Alvea that the Synod of Pittsburgh heard with much pleasure of the attempt now making by Tho Amend audible society. To re explore the destitution of our country and As far As practicable to Supply with a copy of god s word All fun mimics who have it not. And Are willing to receive it resolved that this Synod has great pleasure in commend ing the american Bible society and the Pennsylvania Bibo society with their auxiliaries to the lovers of our country Andol the souls of men. Resolved that Lila a quod delights in expressing its Confidence the English translation of Tho scriptures now in general circulation amongst us and issued by the american Bible society. A on motion. Or. Van Rensselaer was heard non the subject of education or. J. L. Wilson upon the subject of foreign missions or. Happersett upon the subject of Domestic missions and or. Schenck upon the subject of publication. Drug. Jacobus Mcfarren and Fairchild were appointed a committee to bring in resolutions upon the subjects of these addresses. Evening session. A Synod met in the first presbyterian Church with a Large congregation. Or. Williams preached a Sermon from Johns gospel Vii 39. After Sermon Rev. H. I. Coe delivered an address non the subject of Church Extension. The committee on the narrative of the state of religion reported. Narrative on. The state of religion. It is most pleasant and profitable to walk about Zion and go around about her to Tell the towers it thereof Mark Well her bulwarks consider her palaces and Tell All to the generations of , with whom we Are ecclesiastic ally United it Ini this Suomi we Are flirt shed with abundant evidence that god has. Not forsaken lion that her fiends Are Many and Strong that Are deep and herself the perfection of Beauty before All eyes., As Tho tribes of Israel went a a from strength to strength every one of a them in Zion a appearing before god a seem to increase in strength As we mingle in these annual sessions in prayer and Fellowship and consultation together. Our Trust in god is firmer when we hear the history of his guardianship Grace and salvation toward All on churches. Our Zeal and activity Are quickened when we contemplate the continued urgent need of prayer and labor and our arms Are nerved for fresh conflict when we i consider the Force and strongholds of the enemy. The reports from All the presbyteries come to us fall of unwavering Confidence in the promises and Grace of god and with reason for continued Trust in him. They everywhere speak of Harmony and peace in nil on churches of a faithful administration of the divine ordinances Aud a faithful attendance upon them. That notwithstanding the stir and excitement of political conventions and harangues the Sanctuary and the Sabbath have not been neglected nor Bas the Sabbath school the prayer meeting and the concert of prayer been overlooked. They give encouraging accounts of the purity and Prosperity of the Church. Her benevolent schemes have been Well sustained. Her youth in Bible and catechetical classes have been Only instructed. Her schools academies seminaries and colleges have been kept up and some of them have been blessed with the reviving Grace of Christ and have Given to the Church of god Many promis. Ing and interesting members the theological Seminary is attended with an increased and most Gratifying number of Young men preparing for the ministry. And what is recorded with Hearty and Humble thanks is that god has visited several of the churches with previous seasons of reviving and converting Power which have exhibited All the Marks of a genuine work of Grace. But the n array Ives from the presbyteries cause us to feel sorrowful also though always rejoicing. They speak of a prevalent lamentable apathy upon the subject of religion. Vital piety is not flourishing. The love of Many has waxed cold and iniquity abounds. The ordinances of religion though Well of served Are powerless and spiritless. The minds and hearts of christians Hare been sadly occupied with the world. Jerusalem has not been their chief Joy. The tone and general prevalence of morality has not been increased. There is a most painful Lull if not retrogression on the cause of Temperance. A measure of carelessness Idle amusement and worldliness abounds among the Young that fills us with anguish and deep concern. And tire Manisto inquire briefly what counsel is suggested in All this. The first is a a to Cleave unto the lord your god Asye have done unto this we should never lose sight of him in his Power and Promise As our guide and Saviour. And. A forsake not the assembling of yourselves let the word of god be proclaimed and heard and meet regularly for Praise and prayer for conference for encouragement and to provoke one another to love and Good works. a be diligent in business fervent in spirit serving the cultivate earnestly personal holiness and seek to possess entire consecration to the. Cause of Christ. A walk As the children of the Light reprove the unfruitful works of we Are required a this Day to be most prudent but firm in our adherence to the truth and very courageous in its defence and diffusion. Neither a a fear nor favor a should be allowed to swerve is in the least from the line of obedience faithfulness and usefulness. Therefore Brethren let us walk in Wisdom toward those that Are without and while we allow our Faith not to amp in in the season of drought or commercial embarrassment in the Day of threatened calamity or abounding iniquity let us also be instant in prayer crying always and everywhere a a arise,-�0 lord and plead the cause that is i. The in favor of the Seminary were read and adopted a that this Synod rejoice in the favor with which the great head of the Church continues to smile upon the Western theological Seminary. . A that in the judgment of this Synod it Iff highly desirable to Complete forthwith the endowment of the fourth a a a a that a Fernch As the Board of directors at their late a Outing have taken Mea Horeb for the prosecution of this a i. ,.>.34 is i i a to. I 7 y i 5 to

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