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Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner and Advocate (Newspaper) - November 14, 1857, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaTerian Banner amp advocate. Banner vol Vijo. 8� i pro by Rte Rian Advocat vol. Xxx to 3. One thing is needful a a one thing have i desired the lord Quot a this one thing i whole no. 368 David Mckinney editor and office Gazette building fifth Street above Smithfield Pittsburgh a. Philadelphia 111 South tenth Street below Chestnut terms in the week ending saturday november 14, 1857. Desdnlh�cit�08�?T a Quot a a re �8ee prospectus. Prom oar London correspondent. Opening the Winter session the English presbyterian colleges . A a Crie plenary inspiration . Davidson honesty and Trae Charity an american student in Britain India a outran Havelock Iru know and Delhi lord Canning sir Colin Campbell . Duff and official ism the propagation society the Bishop Oxford and . Gladstone general Havelock and presbytery monetary crisis and failures a visit to Apsley House the great Duke the presbyterian a a open sesame a a statue Napoleon a grand staircase the Waterloo gallery the pictures the locked Frame and the precious Gem emperors Kings and statesmen death s conquests a dutchess s wardrobe trophies and presents a lady a apartments the childless dutchess the old Dukes bedroom Early missing and a hard bed a the author up stairs and his task for another Wellington the King prussians illness great crimes the mysterious murder social Reform a Congress at Birmingham postscript a London october 16, 1857. The Winter session the English presbyterian College was opened last week. A very Able lecture was delivered by . Thomas my Crie oar new theological professor the plenary and verbal inspiration the holy scripture. The lecturer in his introductory remarks justly said that this might Well be regarded in the Field theology As the question the Day. After a description the perversions the German rationalists he addressed himself with great vigor and earnestness to the erroneous teachings doctor Davidson the question and dealt severely with that gentleman a contemptuous treatment those who ventured to differ with one like himself so thoroughly acquainted with the original scriptures. Doctor m Crie took the old firm ground a plenary inspiration the sacred writers altogether opposed to the theories a a superintendence and a suggestion a advocated by Pye Smyth and others and by a most elaborate and Subtle argument proved i think to the satisfaction his audience clerical student and Lay that while the inspired writers expressed themselves naturally and according to their several idiosyncrasies yet that their words were necessarily Sueh As to express the very ideas truths which were designed to be made known to the Church and the world by the holy ghost. I had the pleasure introducing a Young american from North Carolina to doctor my Crie whose lectures and those doctor Lorimer he will be free to attend without Cost until the free Church College for the Benefit Boss theological course he has come to great Britain shall have commenced its Winter session. Doctor my Crie might Well say As he did with honest satisfaction that the presbyterian Church was the Only body which he knew which As a Quot body recognized the plenary and verbal inspiration the Bible in common with the doctrines Sovereign Grace eternal election and other distinguishing tenets apostolic theology. Though our Church be not a Large one in England yet we Are All perfectly joined in one mind and one judgment. We know nothing a new school dilution the truth. It showed itself some years ago in the United presbyterian Church Scotland but it was rebuked. And Over the United kingdom the confession Westminster is subscribed sex Animo by presbyterians. Would that a like honesty prevailed As to subscription to the thirty nine Arris Les the Huron England As to the non subscribing yet practical recognition by independents the a a declaration Faith and order by the congregational Union England and Wales a the Christian Spectator the Organ the Lynch school shows unmistakable tendencies to the false Charity which endorses the safety Sooin ians provided they Are sincere in their desire to know the truth. It May be that a sincere a a desire to know the truth would cover and justify the assertion if in sincerity we could find an abasement that carnal Pride and prejudice which cannot away with the humbling doctrines Many a guilt and native pollution and which therefore sees no need either for an atoning sacrifice for a renovating spirit. An Independent minister spoke somewhat angrily to me the other Day when i deprecated the Spectator s teachings and talked his lord forbidding him to judge 1 he talked also about Channing and men pure character the unitarian school but was at last compelled to admit that forms own safety an atonement and personal Faith in it was necessary. We must keep i submit to the Charity the Bible in matters like this Stern though it May seem to be. Otherwise As by the sentimentalism that crept into scotch colleges last Century and which flooded Ulter with arianism we May find when too late the old grand Gardinal truths hustled bowed out doors As intruders and the souls men left to perish. India is still uppermost in the nations thoughts and will doubtless continue so for Many a Day. We have farther news rather a cheering character. The Garrison Lucknow had made a a a second a sortie and had disabled the Large guns the mutineers bad inflicted them heavy loss and secured a Good Stock provisions. Gen Outram was marching for Caw pore with two thousand men and thence with Havelock would move toward Lucknow in order to relieve the Garrison who had been desired by him to hold out even to extremities. The Punjab As Well As the Bombay and Madras presidencies were quiet with some slight exceptions. General Nicholson had inflicted a heavy chastisement the mutineers Delhi who tried to get to the rear the British. He took twelve guns and All their baggage. It is rumoured that the King Delhi was proposing terms but they would not be listened to. The assault i pre sume has been made Ere now. It is strongly rumoured that lord Canning has proved unequal to the crisis and either is will to recalled. A a red Taoism Quot and official ism have been interfering with sir Colin Campbell at Calcutta. Or. Duff writes that the europeans there Are a a literally groaning under official mismanagement. Neither thib nor yet the a a traditional policy pampering caste will this country Long tolerate. The times has Given colonel Sykes and his a a traditional and godless party at the India House a thorough castigation. The Bishop Oxford and . Gladstone have been making mis monary speeches tor the propagation society at Liverpool with a similar end. Giad. Stones speech has a Fine moral dignity about it. One feels however that 7ms party in the Church Are not the men to evangelize India. Of general Havelock a decided piety and evangelical sympathies there is no question some years ago i was at Bonn in Germany and found that he and his family constantly attended the presbyterian Mission Church there under the charge the excellent and Able Rev. W. Graham. Havelock is thus claimed in Ireland As a presbyterian. He loves the pure gospel however wherever he finds it hates i doubt not All ritualism is said to be an excellent expounded scripture and fails not in India elsewhere to unfurl his great captains Standard. He is a native the county Durham. We have had a Money crisis Here nearly so in connexion with the failure stoppage Banks &c., in America and from the Drain specie to India. Very heavy losses Are also entailed merchants and at Glasgow As Well As in London there have been heavy failures. There has been however a considerable reaction. But with interest Money raised to the rate seven per event. By the Bank England last week Trade is crippled very considerably and much anxiety prevails. Yesterday however there was. A better feeling As at the Bank England a weekly meeting directors there was an increase made in the rate discounts. I have lately paid a visit to Apsley House the residence the present and Long the town House the late illustrious Duke Wellington. It is a splendid mansion built for him at the nations Cost and one the Many proofs Given him that his great services As a general and a conqueror were gratefully appreciated. Nearly opposite is his equestrian statue the top a Marble Arch opening to Green Park Constitution Hill and Buckingham Palace. The Side and Back windows Apsley House look into Hyde Park and upon the colossal Iron statue Achilles erected by the subscription the ladies England in the Dukes Honor. The mansion was thrown open to the Public shortly after the Dukes decease in 1852. Since then his son and successor in title and wealth but not in Fame has made it his town residence and has made great and expensive Interior changes and improvements. Our scotch presbyterianism shows itself in a very honorable aspect in the fact that in the families and establishments English Nobles Scotchman Are found occupying posts As confidential servants gardeners &c., and scotch women As. Housekeepers invested with plenary authority Down stairs As Well As ladies chosen and personal attendants. So it is in Many places and also in Apsley House to a considerable degree. The Duke is now throwing open the mansion to visitors coming by tickets fifty at a time but i had a private and preliminary View its splendours by reason my presbyterianism. Passing through the front Gate up the Steps which i had seen Ere now the old Duke standing in fall dress a Waterloo dinner Day 18th june to receive Prince Albert and conduct him to the banqueting room you enter the Hall and find yourself at the foot the grand staircase in presence Nova a famous and magnificently conceived statue the emperor Napoleon i. Many a Frenchman the old Empire has stood before this statue in the House Bonaparte a great rival his Pride chafed and his heart sad. It was the gift the Allied sovereigns to Wellington after the occupation Paris in 1815. In a Side waiting room near the staircase Are a number pictures statues and busts All very interesting. But ascending to the second floor Jou enter a Noble Ante room. Here Are some pictures without a name attached but others Are duly authenticated such As those Pitt Warren Hastings and lord Nelson. But it is the Waterloo gallery which forms the grand attraction. It was Here that for More than thirty years Wellington feted his old Peninsular generals and companions in arms. The dinners were Given up before his death from a increasing friendliness and brotherhood Between England and France. The immediate cause occasion was the visit marshal Soult one Wellington a Ablest opponents to England. The gallery is gorgeous exceedingly. It was always so but now by a new arrangement precious pictures by fresh gilding and decorations by those Satin covered Walls which form the Back ground to the works Art it is More splendid than Ever. When lighted up at night by those Gas jets lately inserted in the ceiling and filled with a Brilliant assemblage it must be very imposing. At the lower end the gallery hangs the famous picture Charles i., in horseback. Facing it at the other end is a much smaller picture but one even More prize and precious. It is Cor Region so Christ s agony in the Garden and an Angel comforting while the House wa3 under recent repairs i was assured the Duke kept this priceless Cabinet Gem in his own bed room every night and if you now look closely you will see that it is actually secured by a lock in. Its Frame As Well As covered Over with Glass to shelter it from being injured. In this gallery you see some the finest specimens Murillo Titian and other old masters. Some How i feel sad in this room. I contrast the past and the present i remember How death. greatest All conquerors has Laid Low in the dust Wellington and most his great captains. So is it too when i enter the next apartment the family drawing room and look pictures painted for Wellington emperors and Kings. There is the fair haired and Ruddy Alexander i. Then Pope pins Vii Napoleons captive then the Jesuit like emperor Austria then the Bluff Louis xviii but All Are gone. And so a a i feel like one who treads alone some banquet Hall deserted whose lights Are fled whose Garland s dead and All but he following my scottish attendant i pass through another room full pictures and. I find myself introduced into private apartments and could Tell your lady readers about a Duchess a wardrobe and give them a Peep at the Noble lady a dresses suddenly revealed by the drawing Back a curtain. I but let us rather go Down stairs and Cross the Hall into the great room the ground floor. Here Are collected such a Treasury gifts and presents and tokens Honor such As the world could scarcely parallel. Tho vast collection Sevres China every piece having Graven it some warlike incident in the Dukes career the massive and beautifully wrought plate the gift the Royal family a Spain the Achilles shield Silver with massive gilding and covered with raised figures presented by the City London All Are Here. Next you enter a suite rooms lately prepared. Here is the boudoir reception room next the drawing room and then a dining room. Exquisite taste is displayed every where. See there is a picture a Young girls a stranger in blood but Over whom the Beautiful but childless duo Ess yearns with almost maternal love. She is it is said not Happy because childless. The old Duke loved and cherished her As a daughter. Among her books Are to be seen some a religions character. After the Dukes death the present owner the mansion and the Duchess a daughter the scottish Marquis Tweeddale went to Exeter Hall to hear a lecture the great Many a life and character and last hours not without hopeful tokens Grace sought and we Trust found and then they began to repair to his Church holding a Pew there As i presume they still do but now the last object interest is the old Dukes bed room. It is the ground floor. It is comparatively Small. It is full lumber furniture put away for temporary convenience at the time my visit. Here in Harmony with the Sublime simplicity his life he Lay in a Camp bed for Long years and slept not too Long. He was wont to say that As soon As a Man wanted to turn in Bis bed it was time for him to get up 1 doubtless be had a rare andirons Power endurance such As was essential to the work which Providence assigned to him. Let me close this notice Apsley House by a Little literary news and that an exclusive character. In the uppermost floor the mansion in an elegant suite apartments resides with his wife and attended by the Duke s servants . Montgomery Martin a Well known author Many valuable books India and the colonies. This gentleman i Learned is engaged in the a Duons task writing the life Wellington and collating and examining papers innumerable in different languages bearing this great work. I saw some the Irod clasped boxes one after another which is brought up from the cellars Apsley House for examination. Colonel Garwood the translating collector Wellington s dispatches was by mental Over Strain driven to suicide. It requires great vigor and endurance . Martins part to go through a More trying ordeal. He relaxes occasionally and goes Down in the shooting season with the Duke to his country quarters in Norfolk. The information As to Martin and the work in which he is engaged which i have thus Given is quite exclusive. It has never been published Here. I question if it is known at All except by a very few. Often daring the crimean War and now again in the Indian Mutiny has the heart a briton sighed for another Wellington. But it May not be and god can save us after punishing and purifying us by his own chosen instruments. The cry Many hearts emptied ail human Confidence is a give us help from trouble for vain is the help and thus we venture to Hope that a through god we shall do valiantly for he it is that shall tread Down our the alarming illness the King Prussia which set in eight Days ago was an apoplectic character. His health has been delicate for some time. This indeed is a second attack the same kind and while he is now recovering his life is evidently a bad one. His brother the Prince Prussia is the heir apparent after him the Young Prince his eldest son the Hus Sand elect our Princess Royal. Potempo Ransons with our season National humiliation has been the perpetration several horrid murders. One was that a son murdering his own father in order to gain Possession a farm dear Manchester. Another is that a brother Cain like imbuing his hands in a brother a blood. Another that wife murder in London. Bat the greatest sensation been produced by the discovery part the remains some murdered victim one the buttresses Waterloo Bridge London. A Little time since a woman came nearly at Midnight to the half Penny toll bar at the Bridge carrying a Large and heavy bag. The toll keeper helped her to lift it Over the narrow pass and observed a parcel also in her hand. He thought she was making for a railway station in haste. It now appears that this was one these Tig resses who Are found in infamous houses and who Are privy to the murder entrapped and dissolute men. The bag dropped Over the Bridge and intended to fall into the deep and rapid thames but was stopped by a buttress. Thence it was taken by some Young men who discovered it. It contained the remains a human being wanting the head. The parcel in the woman s hand is supposed to have contained the head and it seems to have been swept away by the tide the body was All gashed and gory the clothes separate from it were pierced by Many wounds showing that the victim perished while dressed. The garments Albo had evidently belonged to a person Superior position and several portions them indicated that he must have been a foreigner. A Large Reward has been offered by the government. Every thing has been done that could be thought to Lead to a discovery. A letter in the times to Day seems to identify the remains As those a scotch australian Emigrant who lately returned and was seen with a Large carpet bag with �2,800 in sovereigns. Alas How True is it now As it was in the Days Solomon that a the adulteress will Hunt for the precious life a and that a a her House 13 the Way to hell going Down to the Chambers what hideous discoveries in connexion with our great cities will be made at the great reckoning Day a it is but recently that old houses noted for centuries As Dens infamy were pulled Down in Field Lane in the City now the scene ragged school triumphs and behind the Wainscot and under the floors were found the Bones and skeletons persons Long since foully made away with. Verily wickedness is rampant All sides but still the cause god makes headway and Progress and our Strong Confidence is that when the enemy come in like a flood the spirit the lord will gift up a Standard against him. _ social Reform is now a recognized duty englishmen and there is urgent reason for it. The Rev. Charles Kingsley author a a Westward to 1�?� and a a Alton Locke a has been lecturing at Bristo Fon this important topic. He stated that when a Schoolboy he had witnessed the Bristol riots Twenty seven years ago and thus received his first lesson in social science. He then saw what a the dangerous 1 classes were. The poor were placed in great cities in Sueh a position As if not criminal themselves their children must become so Quot cl&aum�&s1 was neglected and that helped to Lead to moral pollution. As to drunkenness so prevalent in great cities the main causes were bad air bad food Ami bad lodging. Confined workshops and bed rooms had much to do with it the blood was not properly oxygenated and for temporary Relief the Man went to the Public House. Overcrowding dwellings destroying All sense decency was another source evil. His great remedies for drunkenness were the Bath pure air and Good lodgings. Ragged schools and reformatories treated Only the symptoms and not the ease disease. We must touch the physical do edition the mass. Or. Kingsley in his reference to ragged schools forgets that cleanliness a a an essential element their operation and Success and moreover that it is lord Shaftsbury and his friends who have been the main stay Sanator Reform and the movement for improved dwellings for the working classes. His . opinions Are called a Christian socialism a but his christianity has More rationalism in it than spirituality and sound doctrine. Still from whatever source we Quot get the lesson that a a the wealth the nation is the health the masses a a companile with practical suggestions let us receive it. And act upon it and follow it up by the leaven a True evangelism. A social science Congress has this week been in session at Birmingham. Lords Broughan Stanley Shaft Bury and lord John Russell have borne a prominent part in it. Lord Brougham coaids justly congratulate the nation the great social reforms which he had seen c tried and which he helped Forward m the diffusion cheap and useful 1 literature and in the improvement the Law and political Freedom. The subjects i under i Cushion have been jurisprudence Law amendment. Education punishment and reformation criminals Public health i and social Economy. The Early closing movement and its London representative present. . P. times to Day Speaks out afresh and in telling words against the past religious policy the East India company. It is rumoured that a son the celebrated missionary . Marshman Seramore and Long resident in the East writes the principal leaders the Mutiny. What a wondrous Providence that the son one the first despised missionaries from England who were actually forbidden to land Anglo Indian soil should become the Nemesis the criminal cowardice the company 1 for the presbyterian Banner and advocate. Synod Ohio this body opened its sessions in Wooster the 16th nit., with a Sermon by the Moderator Rev. W. M. Robinson from Matt v 13 a Eye Are the Salt the the Rev. John m. Faris was chosen Moderator for the ensuing year and revs. J. Smith and Silas Johnson were chosen temporary clerks. The following items business transacted Are deemed Public interest West Ken theological Seminary. Whereas the Western theological Seminary was founded and located by the general Assembly and has through a Long series years been sustained in a career increasing usefulness amid great difficulties chiefly by the liberality the eur eyes in its More immediate Vicinity and whereas a brighter Day has dawned in which this institution our Church has under the signal favor Providence had its debts paid three professorships fully endowed a commodious Seminary building and four professors houses erected and its faculty completed by the election a fourth professor by the last general Assembly therefore resolved that this Synod recognize the Good hand god in the past history the Seminary and do cordially recommend it to the prayers and sympathy the churches within our Bounds and in the Hope that such As have the ability will contribute liberally to the endowment the fourth professorship. West Liberty University. The committee to whom was referred the report the trustees West Liberty University submit the following resolutions resolved that this Synod have heard with much satisfaction the. Success the Board during the past year in securing subscriptions toward the endowment the University and after such a favourable beginning Are led to look Forward with the More earnestness and Confidence to the Complete Success the Enterprise. Resolved that this Synod approve the acts the Board and the by Laws which have been submitted in this report. Resolved that Synod do now proceed to elect six persons As members the Board trustees three ministers and three ruling elders two whom a minister and elder shall serve for three years two for two years and two for one year trom the present meeting Synod. Resolved that this Synod concur with the Synod Cincinnati in extending the time for completing the endowment to the 1st nov., 1858. The following persons were then chosen Rev James Hoge do and . H. A. True for three years Rev. H. Van deman and Thomas Moodie esq., for two years and Rev. John Robinson and l. Flattery esq., for one year. Benevolence. Whereas Synod learns with gratification that some Progress has been made Over former years in the amount contributed for benevolent objects in the increase in the number churches contributing and in the decreased expenses collecting and transmitting funds but deplore a the comparatively Small amount contributed and the failure Many churches to give anything for this object therefore resolved that Synod recommend the presbyteries that have not already done so to appoint a treasurer through whom the churches shall transmit All their contributions and local agents for each the boards who shall see that the claims the boards shall be presented annually to All the churches. Resolved that the presbyteries be again enjoined to report to Synod annually their contributions for the boards for the synodical year and j to insist upon the churches making their Contri a buttons at the times prescribed by the Synod unless congregations have already fixed times for taking up their collections. It resolved that giving to the benevolent objects the Church is an act worship and should be regularly observed As a Means . Grace and an ordinance god. Slavery. The committee Bills and overtures having received a paper the subject slave holding overture to the Synod from the presbytery Richland proposed the following resolutions which being amended were adopted resolved that the decisions and declarations the general Assembly our Church respecting slavery have been uniform and consistent when rightly understood from the beginning until now. Resolved that this Synod would refer those desiring information to the action the general Assembly a. 1818. On the subject slavery As a comprehensive summary their views. Resolved that amp we and a christians. Ought to Pray for the removal All bondage and oppression and to employ every right and practicable Means producing a result so desirable. The following action was taken in reference to the new school Southern secession. Whereas the ministers and eiders who seceded from the new school Assembly at Cleveland in May last appointed a convention which was held at Richmond in the month augost resolved to constitute a general Synod to meet in Knoxville teun., in May next and instructed the Synod thus constituted to propose a Union with the general Assembly the presbyterian Church therefore resolved by the Synod Ohio that the general Assembly be and hereby is earnestly requested not to entertain consider any such proposal from the Synod thus formed for the following reasons.1. It is doubtful whether the general Assembly has the constitutional Power to form such a Union unless authorized to perform such act by the presbyteries. 1 2. In the aforesaid convention leading men openly avowed their belief thobe doctrines which were the. Reasons the exclusion the new school party condemned the separation in 1838, As Well As the exp finding acts 1837 declared against the Rule which requires the examination members their admission to the presbyteries and avowed opinions1 respecting slavery which Are contrary to the uniform testimony the general Assembly As that it is morally rights Isa divine ordinance and that it is not cognizable by the Judica tories the Church. Thus throughout directly opposing the doctrine and policy this Church and in All this they were not opposed by the convention its members. 3 if there Are ministers eur eyes private members in that connexion who Accord and harmonize with us and desire admission to our Church the Way is open through our Judica tories the principle conforming to our established rules. The american and foreign Christian Union was commended by Synod to the patronage the churches under its care. Synod being informed the existence and Prosperity the Delaware female College under the care the presbytery Marion com mended this institution to the prayers and patronage our people. The convention. A proposition having been received to hold a convention to be composed the members this Synod together with those the synods Pittsburgh Allegheny and Wheeling the last tuesday november in the City Pittsburgh with reference to the revival religion in their churches it was resolved to concur in the proposition and it was further recommended to those pastors and churches that May not be Able to attend be represented in this convention to hold meetings for special prayer and conference. On the evenings its. Sittings with reference to the revival religion among themselves and throughout the Bounds the Synod. Or. Hoge in his absence Rev. F. T. Brown was appointed to preach at Tho opening this convention it having been proposed by the other synods that this body should designate one its members to perform this service. Narrative the state religion. A watchman what the night the watchman said the morning cometh and also the god ordains that his children shall live in mingled fear and Hope under alternate Sun a Shine and Shadow that so they despair because discouragements nor be elated by Success and lulled to carnal Security. A As we pass from year to year our annual review exhibits the usual aspect Good and evil upon our Field calling for gratitude to god for mercies received and humiliation before him because sins committed and duties neglected by our people. A in Many parts our Synod there have appeared during the past year some cheering tokens divine Light and life promises a we hoped a new Day. In three four our churches particularly in the presbyteries Richland and Zanesville the Light broke Forth gloriously and we Trust Many souls were born into the kingdom our lord. Moreover in nearly All churches the gospel has been regularly preached and its ordinances administered to Good congregations. Promising Sabbath schools Are sustained religious literature is circulated and All the Means spiritual culture Are employed. The spirit Benevolence is becoming More general and its manifestations somewhat systematized though we have not yet approximated to our duty in this direction. We Hope that the return fruitful seasons,.such As the present will Call Forth larger thank offerings As soon As the derangement the currency shall be corrected. Perhaps the most hopeful feature our Synod is the interest manifested in the establishment a first class educational institutions. Our Presby trial academies though not largely endowed Are doing a Good work for our youth. And our people Are much interested in founding higher institutions for the production a thoroughly de i Uca Ted ministry such As this age and the future j demand. J these Are the. Hopeful indices which Lead a i to believe that although we yet reap sparing a by so cd is being Sowu from which fun tire harvests j shall be gathered. At the same time we discern much that is discouraging. In Many places intemperance seems to be increasing and with it profanity Sabbath desecration and Kindred vices. We believe that the instances Are rare in which intemperance receives any positive countenance and support Fri in Church members. But there is general inactivity. Upon this subject and All seem at a loss to know a what methods to employ to stay the evil. We also mourn the abounding worldliness the times which seems to neutralize the efforts for evangelization eating up the souls even gods nominal people. And All Pray that the present financial crash May be the Means Awakening at least the Church to the vanity Uncertain riches and so Check the infatuated a a haste to be Rich a which has made so Many poor. Upon the whole we believe that As Synod occupies geographically a medium position be tween the East and West North and South our great country so we occupy a fair medium position amongst the churches our land. We have not the settled Good habits and Matare institutions the East. Neither Are we so unformed and unsettled As the strictly Pioneer regions. Society with us is in the second stage formation passing from the new to the old and we think in Many respects it is forming hopefully and securing such habits and institutions As a mature christianity should exhibit. We Are comparatively Little disturbed by the Ultra isms and novelties the age though we feel disturbance enough to induce anxiety and care and Lead us to seek Protection and i guidance from him who alone can keep Israel in safety. If our churches generally can be brought to repentance so As to secure even such a reviving Over our whole Field As a few Smalt localities have enjoyed then shall our every necessity be supplied and Zion sing Alond for Joy seeing her waste places built again. But a if the lord build not the House the workmen labor in vain that build it.�?�. W. S. Kennedy Chen com. It was resolved that the thanks Synod be tendered to the trustees this Church for the use their House worship and to the citizens Wooster for their hospitality and to those Railroad companies who have tendered their kindness to members Synod in carrying them at half fare. The next meeting Synod will be held at Delaware the third thursday october 1858, at 7 clock. By order the Synod. M. A. Hoge stated clerk. Zanesville o., oct. 28, 1857. P. paper proposed by the elders present relating to an efficient elder ship was adopted and will be forwarded for publication. For the Presby torn in Bruiner and advocate. Synod new Jersey narrative As the skillful artist True to nature throws upon the canvass a due proportion the Darker shades so in presenting to the Synod new Jersey a narrative the state religion within its Bounds for the year past Fidelity demands the record facts which Are just cause lamentation As Well As those a cheering nature. Several the presbyteries complain worldliness spiritual declension and the absence the special tokens the divine presence. There exist cases the entire partial neglect daily religions worship in the families our communion male members the Church do not attend As they ought the weekly prayer meeting the monthly concert prayer does not in some places receive the attention it deserves and some Are devoted to the fashions and pleasures life to a degree incompatible with a close walk with god. The cause Temperance in some sections is stationary in others the decline. The social Glass festive occasions is beginning to circulate too freely and it is feared that there Are professors religion and Heads families who in this matter do hot set an example that can be safely followed by our youth. There is need urging our congregations the apostolic injunction originally addressed to Bishops and deacons that they be a not Given to wine.�?�. As the grand specific for All moral and social evils is the truth gods word and As the Church is the appropriate agent to administer this remedy it. Becomes her solemn duty in her organized capacity As Well As through her individual ministers and members to employ efficient measures that this hindrance to the work the lord in the midst us May be taken out the Way. Though collections Are made for All the boards our Church yet contributions for benevolent objects have not been brought up to a Standard commensurate with our ability with the wants Pur own country and the Fagan world and with the High claims the great head the Church. One the presbyteries in its report says a a we do not act As stewards the Means which god has Given us we do not act As men who have professed to cons crate ourselves All that we have and Are to god for the promotion his glory and the salvation the doubtless the same confession might be made by others. The Board publication is not receiving a one share attention and As yet the cause Church Extension and the fund for disabled ministers and the families deceased ministers Are not regarded with a degree interest proportioned to their respective claims. The unusual crisis in the financial world concurring with the sepoy insurrection which has Cost the lives missionaries destroyed missionary property and put an effectual Stop to the East India missions should awaken the inquiry whether god is not administering a rebuke to the protestant world and to us in particular and whether the Christian Church should not evince her practical repentance her sins by a More Liberal contribution men and Means to the service the redeemer. A. During the past year god has been pleased to Call up to their Reward three number two whore greeted us at our last meeting in their wonted health namely the Rev. William Graham Woodbury in the presbytery West Jersey the Rev. Symmes c. Henry d. D., Cranberry in the presbytery new Brunswick and a beloved father in the ministry the Rev. Simeon r. Jones the presbytery Susquehanna. These events joyous to them but Mournful to us furnish suitable materials for serious thought this cassion. There is much that is Gratifying in condition. Increasing numbers come up to our sanctuaries the lords Day and listen with respectful attention to the preaching the. Gospel. Feeble congregations have been strengthened and have ceased to apply for Aid to the Board Domestic missions thu rebel have been organized some them self supporting from the outset new houses worship for the most part unencumbered by debt have been built and dedicated Are in the process erection and a Large number vacant churches have been supplied with pastors in the presbytery new Brunswick eight new pastors have been settled. There has been an aggregate increase in the number churches and ministers and in the number children baptized and in All the presbyteries there has been an increase in the number communicants ministers Are generally exemplary faithful and laborious in their proper work giving their attention a in season and out season a to the preaching the gospel As the divinely appointed Means caving souls and leaving philosophical speculations politics and the agitating divisive topics the Day with All questions merely secondary importance to be discussed and settled in their appropriate places. Consequently the Faith the churches a stands not in the Wisdom men but in the Power god a and the people generally Are not set at variance by bitter conflicts opinion nor borne away by a tide fanaticism. There is a decided improvement in the provision made for. The support the ministry both As to the amount salary and the building parsonage Bones and the conviction is gaining ground among both ministers and people that the pastoral relation should be As permanent As possible. This conviction is producing its practical results in the greater stability and general Prosperity the churches. Our Synod presents some Happy cases the Long continued Union Between the pastor and his flock. The presbytery West Jersey reports an instance in which a venerable father having served the same people nearly fifty years has now sought retirement from the Active duties the ministry. In eight out nine our presbyteries there has been an increase in the amounts Given for religious purposes in the presbytery Susquehanna the sum total though Small is double that the last year and the presbytery Luzerne presents us the pleasing example swelling her contributions to an equivalent fourteen dollars for each Church member. The. Aggregate contributions the whole Synod for All religious purposes show an average about ten dollars for each communicant that is nearly two Hundred thousand dollars for a Little less than Twenty thousand communicants. One the members this Synod the Rev. Thomas Spence Ogden the presbytery new Brunswick having devoted himself to the work foreign missions sailed two weeks since in company with his wife for Cariseo Western Africa. _ a by the joint action the presbyteries new Brunswick West Jersey and Burlington the Region known As the a Pines new Jersey a has been committed to the general oversight our number the Rev. Allen h. Brown. Though this work from the Peculiar nature the Field does not Advance rapidly yet it is wisely steadily and surely. At Toms River in Ocean county it is believed that one obstacle to the Progress the truth has been removed. In that place which has been the stronghold mor monism in new Jersey Public notice was Given Sabbath september 27tb, that religious worship would from that time cease to be held in that Bouse. In other missionary Field which is in the a Coal Region Quot within the state Pennsylvania there is most encouraging Progress but account its wide extent and the condition a Large part its increasing population it will for some time to come need the fostering care the Church in a Supply men who can a endure hardness As Good soldiers Jesus Christ a a and funds for the support missionaries and the erection Church edifices. The presbytery Susquehanna in particular laments the want Laborera to take the charge vacant churches and occupy her waste places. With regard to our youth in Many the churches Bible classes Are leptin successful operation and in nearly All them the Sabbath schools Are flourishing and the instruction children in the Westminster Assembly a catechism is receiving increased attention. The character the Public schools especially in new Jersey is greatly improving which is to be ascribed in part to the indirect influence the efforts made by Board de mention to establish denominational schools and in part also to the Happy operation the state Normal school located at Trenton. In these schools the Bibie is read daily except in eases where there is culpable negligence the part parents other patrons. A favourable report conies to is from the Newton collegiate Institute at Newton and the Grasby trial Academy at Blairstown in the presbytery Newton. The Susquehanna collegiate Institute at Towanda in the presbytery Susquehanna the Luzerne presbyterian Institute at Wyoming and the Wilkes Barre female in Tinte at Wilkes Sarre in the presbytery Luzerne and the West Jersey Academy at Bridgeton in the presbytery West Jersey together with the several parochial schools within our Bounds Are doing successfully their appropriate work. There Are in addition to these under the control clerical members this body communicants churches literary institutions a High character for each the sexes which Are conducted Christian principles and Are doing an important work for the right training our month. In the theological Seminary at Princeton there Are one Hundred and Twenty students preparing for the minister. The excellent men who have in charge this institution Are proving by the annual results their instructions that they can prepare for the service the Church Good biblical scholars sound theologians and acceptable preachers the word while by their labors in the pulpit and through the press their a a Praise is throughout All the the College new Jersey at Princeton has received an accession More than one Hundred students the present season. In the Able faculty this institution we have ample ground for the Assurance that it will continue to grow in Public favor and that by making science the handmaid religion and this College in particular a Fountain Good to the presbyterian Church they will keep steadily View the original design its founders. In quite a number our congregations there is at this time a hopeful seriousness and anxious inquiry and during the year several have been blessed with the reviving influences the holy spirit the result which has been a considerable accession to the communion the Church by profession. Among these May be mentioned the churches Pittston in the presbytery Luzern upper mount Bethel in the presbytery Newton Allentown in the presbytery Burlington and Springfield in the presbytery passage. Precious seasons Grace have been enjoyed by the second Church new Brunswick the second Church Trenton and by those Titusville and Millstone in the presbytery new Brunswick revivals still greater Power have been experienced by the churches Manal Apan Jamesburg and first Cranberry in the same presbytery with regard to the last As it is now in Progress we quote from the narrative furnished by the presbytery new Brunswick a a in the Providence god the first Ohnich Cranberry was destitute the regular ministrations the word but a Short time after the death . Henry. Upon the whole congregation he had so Long served his death produced a deep impression which was Manifest in an in usually Large and solemn attendance upon the Means Grace. Additions were made to the Church at each monthly meeting the session until the first of1 october when forty seven had been received a profession Faith. And at this time there Are scarcely any individuals in the congregation who Are not unusually impressed the subject their souls salvation. It is worthy mention that these results were secured through the Blessing the spirit god by the Ordinary Means Grace and pastoral visitation from House to having had such manifestations the favor our covenant god let us take courage. Notwithstanding the Many evils that Are to be deplored both within the Church and without its Pale there Are yet More than seven thousand among us that have not bowed the knee to Baal whose Bright example steady Faith unobtrusive labors and mighty wrestling with the Angel the covenant will yet Send up their report to our future annual assemblies in the record multitudes that have been turned to righteousness. With humiliation for our sins let us join thanksgivings for our mercies and let us without ceasing Pray that god would stay his avenging Arm and Send Down More abundantly his holy spirit upon us a a that his Way May be known upon Earth his saving health among ail sessions Synod at Scranton fa., october 21�i, 1857. For Tho presbyterian Banner and advocate. Synod Southern Iowa. The Synod Southern Iowa met at Fairfield the 8th october 1857�?the place and time designated by the general Assembly and was opened with a Sermon by the Rev. S. Cowles from Mai. Ii 4. The Rev. L. G. Bell was chosen Moderator the lev. Y. Smoke temporary clerk and Rev. S. C. Mccune stated clerk. The meeting was not Large but great unanimity prevailed in All our counsels. The Rev. L. G. Bell and the Rev. S. Cowles two the oldest ministers order in Iowa and Pioneer in the territory now occupied by this Synod were appointed to deliver each a historical discourse the churches and ministers this Synod especially in their earlier periods. Through a committee appointed for that purpose an appropriate notice was taken by Synod the distress and peril attending our missionary interest in India and the Brethren and Sisters there expressing our Heartfelt sympathy their behalf and realizing that this is a special Call in Providence to More United prayer and to greater liberality in the great Enterprise mis Ashmun Institute was cordially commended to the prayers and contributions churches. On the subject the North Western Seminary a. Resolved that this body cheerfully accede to the proposed co operation in the supervision said institution. Resolved. That the Rev. J. Harrison d. D., the Row. t. United and . William Fatterson be appointed directors in said Seminary behalf this Synod that the said directors be instructed to attend the next meeting the directors in Chicago and vote to Transfer the Seminary with All its property and funds to the entire control the general Assembly and that unless this is done it is the deliberate opinion this Synod that said institution cannot Hope to enjoy the confident and co operation the ministers and churches Southern adjourned to meet at Oskaloosa the 2d thursday in october 1858. Of 7 clock p. M. Samuel c. To Cunt s. C. The sin read in the Bible persons falling into Gross sins and yet being restored and saved but not the recovery one who was guilty the sin covetousness

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