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Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner (Newspaper) - March 1, 1862, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaYet Scle presbyter a a a March 1?, 1862. Robot Arian giant two. Pittsburgh saturday March 1, 186. by n1. I a a. the a a tight a to use a of ficus account Autrand pig path intent All or nearly All st Pur. Subscribers Noto a dec Papert us dry ssh a to them Vega holy by a singularly unique machine which fastens on the Tartu Marfin a a address stamp a or Labut a Heron appears Thrif name plainly printed followed Byth Dyatt updo which the hav paid for their papers the of been authorised by an act of cow pm. The Quot Flay be of the receipt of subscription Money to exact accordance with the amount so received and thus be an Tver re amp by and valid receipt securing to everyone and a All times a per to knowledge of hts newspaper to 1 count so Tjun a if any error u made he can immediately de it us Tinti have 6 corrected a Boon alike valuable to the publisher and subscribe Tyas ii must terminate All painful it Sunda the no this Between them respecting accounts and Sikur tend to perpetuate thir. Important relationship those in arrears will please remit. Ten cent Stamps 1 out friends will please not Send us these nor any of the Large Stamps. We cannot use them and our postmaster will not Exchange for them. Send Only three Dent and of cent Stabins. A .�?1this Church under the pastoral care of Rev. David d. Clarke is we learn enjoying a gracious visitation. About fifty persons express a Hope in the exercise of a first love. Many Era Are her Iowa Inq Tirera. V a Western theological fro Sessom it and students a assembled in the Chapel last saturday morning when after appropriate introductory services Washington a Farewell address was read by -brof.-Willson. A. Stirring no the presbyterian learns on what it regards As reliable authority that a certain clique of presbyterian ministers in Kentucky Are exerting their influence to sow dissection among the churches and Transfer them to the souths end presbyterian body those ministers who Are secessionists at heart May Transfer their personal relations without objection but their meddling with the churches shows a bad spirit to produce dissatisfaction and stir up strife among the people of god is impious. A it will he Perhem Beredo that some time last a Namer the Western executive committee of. Missions gave up the care of the Chur theh North of the Ohio reserving Kentucky and what there might be of their Field South and West of Kentucky. Kentucky has a since been the seat of War and but Little has been done to spread the gospel. A a v. A athe Herald deplores the state of affairs. It says 1 1 a to of the churches of our City which Gay a Oyer twelve Hundred dollars last year to Domestic alis Sions this year has Only seventy five dollars. An Oil of Quot who a ten it. Dre dollars a which Gaye a last year near five Hundred do ars this year have Given. Only about one a Hundred and forty dollars., other a of Che amp Inthis Feigion have fallen off in a a Eoy Respo ing ratio. A the Board is in debt a to pts missionaries and they Are suffering for the want ot.,prompt, payment of their Saari a. Jav that is to beco ipe of them is a Pawn a Only to. God. Be will take care of , but How remains to be eee ii. In Quot the meantime he to. Has of this worlds goods and seeth his Brethren have need of then the up his bowels of Eom Passio amp intr . Love of a def of in hiibf"4v a .8kt��\> rim Rev. E. Henry feeling unable with his present state of health to Supply so Large laborious and interesting afield has changed his address from Dill Borough ind., to st. Charles Butler county ohio., a in leaving this Field he would say to any. I Jepthey who wishes to do service for his master that in the congregations of mope Well. Versailles and Vicinity there is a interesting and important Field of usefulness which ought immediately to be occupied. There Are Good people in the Field who will gladly cooperate with them in thin Good. A Jerk. Of building up the redeemer a kingdom. A a. Princeton. cheerfully comply a Ithra request to insert the following the theological Seminary at Prince ton will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of its existence upon the 30th of april next which will he the last Day of the present session. A Semi Centennial catalogue ,issued at the same time and in order that this May be As Complete and satisfactory As possible All the former members of the institution and especially such As have noted any errors respecting themselves or Otho ers in previous a catalogues Are urgently requested to Send immediately to prof Green or prof. C. W. Hodge an exact statement of the following particulars�?1. Their full name. 2 their native state or country. 3. The place of their graduation and of their previous1 or subsequent theological education 4. The time spent in this Seminary 5. The churches to which they have successively ministered or their other the Bay of Frayer last thursday in february has for years been observed casaday of prayer for the con ver Tiona of youth who Are prosecuting a course tudy in institutions of learning. And god has been wont to hear the prayers of his people. Revivals Aye commenced at Thig season resulting in Many conversions. This year owing to the troubles in the country our a academies and colleges Are not so largely attended As usual but the divine Blessing is still needed. The Church needs ministers in increasing numbers. Tit d army Navy legislative and congressional Halls the bar the Bench the forum Tjie Medica profession the shop the mounting House Thev Roann All a need pious and educated men. Let the people Pray for a biessing1�?~n1pon the fountains of Supply. Theological Seminary of the Noi the the not meeting of the Board of directors is to open in the North Church of ch4oago,--Illin&Ltsis,-on wednesday april 2d, at Quot half past seven of clock pm a m., with a ser in by the Rev. R. C. Matthews the tev. T. M. Cunningham alternate. Lou siness of great importance will require attention at this1 meeting Quot and it is hoped every member will Endeavor to be present. The examination will commence at nine of cock a. Mif on the monday committee appointed to attend it consists of fyn. Ewing w. W. Harsha t. A Cunningham j. P. Conkey and h. M. Robertson ministers with j. C. Grier t. H. Beebe c. A. Sprint we. Holmes and n. C. Thomp s�0n, elders. John Faris Secretary. Failure of a interest in Domestic mis ministerial qualifications. The qualifications needful to the proper., discharge of the duties of the ministerial office and which should be found in every Man whom the constituted authorities of the Church shall set apart and Orciani to the sacred work is a subject important to All and specially important to candidates themselves and to those who Are charged with their instruction. The lecture of prof. Willson just published was hence matter in the right hands and treated it in the proper place. There is a vast amount of work in the world for ministers to perform labourers Are intensely needed needed in vast numbers and with fair adapted Ness. The men must suit the times and suit the material to be wrought upon. We want workmen who can take human kind just As they find them and change them by god s Grace to what they should be labourers who can go right into the Field As it is and stay there and a Jiro Duce the needed change. The world is yet for the Quot most part a a wilderness a trained with adaptations for a a Kings houses a can i not do the needful work. Professor Willson Speaks of the dignity of the ministry. In this he does not mean the persons but the office. As for the persons they Are a earthen vessels a men of a a like passions a with others. Bat their office is from on High its end is the most Noble and lowly As Are the persons they still should be conformed As far As humanity is susceptible to the character of their calling and work. After several appropriate remarks the lecturer says to his classes a a i urge this also from a conviction that not a Tew of the evils which through human infirmity mar the Beauty and hinder the efficiency of the ministerial office As a living function have their immediate source in Low and unworthy views regarding it on the part of those to whose hands it has been entrusted and corresponding a feelings in regard to and excellence the Christian minister a should Ever hold his place among men As our a so High i still speak of the office itself that none could have dared even to enter it unless called of god too High without a special designation for even angelic nature. To occupy out ranking the chief seats of Honor and authority in and department of merely human concern and a too pure to be polluted by any feelings of envy or jealousy or rivalry or Pride or covetousness or to be degraded by any inter mixture of carnal or sinister ends and a a a 1 a a a a a a a. It is then affirmed that one of the prominent ministerial qualifications is religious curiosity. By this rather unusual phrase the professor Means i a a desire to know truths and facts which Bear directly on things and ends spiritual and divine a curiosity to learn the truth of Christ to know More of god of his word of. His government Providence acid claims a More of Man his relations responsibilities character history and destiny More of the Grace of god in its source a its Workings in the heart its influence upon the life. In themselves these Are beyond All question most important to All men As matters of personal and eternal interest. Hence none can wisely or safely neglect them or even give them a subordinate place but they constitute As All know the special Field of ministerial study and demand study constant Earnest and to prompt and. Impel to such acquisitions a Strong curiosity a desire never be satiated and which can feel satisfied Only in perpetual acquisitions is the indispensable. The third qualification brought under notice is sincere and ardent piety. Of this the lecturer says 1 a a True awakens and regulates that Principio just a a True piety imparts an ability to understand and wisely and affectionately and persevering by to exhibit gospel truth. It is not enough to present truth nor even to enforce it by argument. Both May be. Done and still something be painfully 1 wanting. There May be in the method of exhibition no persuasive Power. It is All dry. No More like living truth than a Corpse is like a Man. In what this Persua. Sive Power consists it May not be possible to state very clearly in its details and elements but it lies evidently in the soul of the speaker. It is the a life of the speaker which goes along with the truth and makes itself Felt by the hearer Awakening a sympathy with him who addresses us and tending to Mould the convictions and feelings into unison with his. One form of it the French Call a a on lion a a anointing. Its existence is beyond dispute As a is its importance and the general fact that it originates in the full incorporation of the truth with the understanding and affections of the orator. It May indeed be partially stimulated. Chromatic tones interjections and upturned eyes May counterfeit it but not beyond detection and detection As in All other eases of fraud however pious awakens supreme disgust and aversion. To be effective it must be sincere. It can Only be sincere when it has its birth place in a heart full of Christ of compassion for the perishing of. Holy indignation against error and sin in a with genuine evangelical speaking of the toils disappointments privations and discouragements which a minister must meet and should be prepared to Bear prof. Willson remarks a it is easy to say that none of these things should distress the heart of an ambassador for Christ. But they did move the heart of Jeremiah and Paul Yea some of them the heart of a greater than either of on Saviour himself. Whence then our support clearly not in anything earthly. We May not indeed disparage the measure of Success allotted us Here. We May rejoice with a satisfaction truly heavenly in any evidence of souls converted and saved through our instrumentality. We May. Enjoy no Little the unshaken Friendship of Brethren beloved and honoured. We May find some Solace when wounded by coldness or aversion without in the precincts of Home in the Confidence and love of the Domestic Circle or in the retirement of the study As we read meditate and Pray. But All Toliese insufficient some of them not even appreciated unless the heart is with Christ unless to him we commit our Way unless we look to him for our Reward unless our prayers Are As intense ascending from the heart full of love to an unseen Saviour and Friend and of Zeal for his eau so and glory. A i had fainted says the psalmist a us less i had believed to see the goodness of the lord in the land of the a a men flt Prebook me says Paul a notwithstanding the lord stood by me and strengthened the lecture is valuable and timely also the education question is one of vast magnitude. The Church is deeply interested but in no Point is it so vital As in that now before us. All i denominations nearly of the religious world Are having their institutions and their benevolent schemes for the multiplying of ministers. And the ministry gives character to the age. They sit at the Fountain of influence. They have the training of the conscience and the guiding of the heart. Society is what they make it by , their example and the Transf using of themselves into the people or it is what they permit it to descend to by a their inefficiency give a numerous ministry an enlightened ministry a holy ministry a devoted ministry a ministry imbued with the spirit of Christ and to an upright improving and Happy people and As we our sons and our daughters finish our earthly course and leave our frail perishing tenements we transferred. To mansions. Where Joy is immortal. R rejoice with trembling. A this is a Day of National Triu Niph. A Good has. Befriended us. He has blessed our arms greatly and repeatedly. To his name be the glory. On us be the shame of having by our sins provoked him for a time to hide his face from us and to suffer jealousies divisions and civil War to Arlie. fhe rebellion toi become Strong and Prosper and gain favor abroad. We humbled ourselves. We acknowledged god in the land. We fasted and confessed our sins and prayed and stirred ourselves up and god has since been causing his face to us. For months now our armies have not suffered a reverse and we have had Victory after Victory and some of late Are vastly important. Who gets the Praise ? Gen. Halleck is praised Fortis Wisp strategy Gen. My Clellan for his far seeing plans and effective combination of forces Secretary Stanton for his prompt orders other i generals for their valor our Brave men for their prowess in a who thanks god ? we believe the president thought of god for when Congress and the people expressed their purpose to rejoice you Washington a birth Day or. Lincoln advised that the assembling should be in the churches. Thus the ministers of religion would find a place in the rejoicings and order and solemnity or a and thanksgiving and prayers would be there. Christians also in their closets and at the family altars and. sabbaths worship have thanked god and do and will give him glory. But still what Pride do we witness in High places and Low. I i what vain boasting and what irreverence i it becomes those who speak for god to admonish their countrymen. God will not be mocked nor ignored. His hand Ruleth Over All. He gave the Success and if we shall show ourselves unworthy he can readily reverse a his favors. He need work no Miracle to this end. The natural agencies1/ his command Are abundant and efficient the storm a a the pestilence the panic when menus hearts become like Waters dissection in our counsels jealousies j and rivalries among our Cabinet officers generals and congressmen or a vile fomenting of disturbance by politicians and political newspapers a if god shall let the spirit of envy and the canker worm iof i selfishness and the Tongue of slander Loose among us our Unity May be broken a and Wiir Hopes perish. Or if he shall bring foreign foes upon us we will soon be in a we Are dependent exceedingly depend ent. And we Are wicked also. We halve hence great reason to tremble. Our reason for rejoicing is certainly great. It would foe wicked a in us not to rejoice. If we should fail to rejoice god might say let the ungrateful wretches go give them no More favors. We do rejoice and will re Joice heartily. But let it be humbly pen intently prayerfully. A a rejoice with a. R ministerial a a Ali fixations. A lecture delivered at the up ening of the sessions of the theological Seminary of the reformed presbyterian Church in Allegheny ,.nov�?T-ll, 1861 by professor. Willton. A ,.british neutrality. A a there Are political parties in England and they Are about As diverse in sentiment As parties Are in the United states. One party a which we. May denominate the people Admire Republican institutions and though Loyal to the Queen would like to see a great change in their political affairs. The other part yes the aristocracy mostly dominant. Though their Power is waning. The a people very extensively sympathize with us in our present National troubles. The aristocracy would like to see our republicanism a failure.-. A. Since the settlement of the Trent affair the government of England has become wondrously impartial under the plea of strict neutrality it has forbidden any arme d vessel of either Side in the War to enter certain of its ports unless driven in by distress or to abide in any port of the Empire beyond a few hours or to get any supplies unless to relieve . This doubtless is thought to be a Fine covering under which to injure us. The confederates have so few vessels that the prohibition is to them but a trifle while to us it is a very serious damage it is also a very unusual procedure. Suppose that while the English were warring against their East India possessions we under pre Tencye strict neutrality had it forbidden All armed vessels of both sides the hospitality of our ,.,they not have considered the act an injury and the offered reason an insult ? while we rejoice that they do not consummate the immense a Djury of uniting with a rebellion and making themselves parties to one of the wickedest of wars we yet cannot but regret exceedingly these outcroppings of ill will we would not retaliate nor cherish an unsocial spirit and yet we know that an impression is being made of the american mind which will Long endure and which May dispose Obr people hereafter to find an occasion for War in some Small mistake or misunderstanding which otherwise would be passed Over without the slightest interruption of a Ood brotherhood. 1 a decease of a . J. W. Jacobs died at Lebanon kor. Of typhoid fever Jan. 20th, m the 24th year of his age. Or. Jacobs was chaplain to the 4th Kentucky regiment. He studied theology at Danville and was licensed in october last the presbyterian Herald gives a Long obituary notice of the a departed thus Early called to hip rest. _ % a a a a fit a i in f it t a a Mark them which cause Sueh persons were objectionable Abed Holdup As being worthy of rebuke in apostolic Days and they Are no less reprehensible now. At present a Small number of our ministers in Kentucky Are making untiring efforts to separate the Kentucky churches from us and unite them with the ecclesiastical seeders who have gone out from us and Fox tend the presbyterian Church of the South. The ostensible plea urged by these men is the action of the last general Assembly on the state of the country and to help them along in their work they have printed a and. Circulated among the people the address prepared by or. Thornwell and adopted by the Confederate general ,. Bithey Are secessionists at heart. They dislike Union in a government a and Union in the Church a let them and All others who agree with them unite with the worthies who have dismembered the Church and founded a Church to their own liking if they choose but let them not sow dissection among on churches. Reading for the soldiers a How is it that Money is contributed so slowly to Purchase Reading for the Braye men who Are Impe Rilling their lives for those of us who stay at Home in peace ease plenty and Joy 1 it is wonderful. A chaplain writing to a gentleman in this City urges his plea for fifty copies each of the Pittsburgh religious papers thus a a this morning i entered a Barrack with a Large armful of old religious papers a 0 Here a our chaplain a 1 this Way chaplain a a one for me sir a a please sir me a a stand aside boys done to take them All &c., and fifty hands outstretched. A group were sitting near the door playing cards but the cards became invisible in an instant. Would to god friends at Home could see the scene 1 what if one a tract or paper done to convert a soul what if some Are ridiculed others tossed aside others traded for whisky Why sir if ten thousand pages Are instrumental in turning Only one sinner a heavenward one prodigal a homeward it a so cheap. A urge on the Good work strike while the Iron is hot. The Devil is working hard among our a soldiers Why should not the lords hosts be doing the same Quot let us not suffer our army to return Home Donok Alired and demoralizing in its a to no apologies for writing no excuses no. Depreciation of yourselves. If you have a subject go right at it. Be Strong Lucid Brief. Many an excellent thought we Are obliged to Lay aside because it is encumbered and perhaps obscured by a mass of useless summary. Boston and new England president Felton of Harvard College has been for a some time dangerously sick at his brother a in Chester county a Hopes of his speedy and permanent recovery Are now entertained. The Boston athenaeum has come into Possession a of an interesting treasure Henry Stevens the london7 Book agent sent to this country As a bait hut futile to the american antiquarian society the original Parchment of one of those seven or eighth sub covenants that were concomitant with the Well known solemn league and covenant signed at Edinburgh in 1638. The present Parchment is dim with age written in the Ordinary engrossing text and it was the one signed at Glasgow 1638, and bears the bold signature of Montrose and some two. Hundred and fifty others noblemen and it it has been carefully and handsomely mounted and forms now an interesting addition to the Library a catalogue. The next number of the North american by the Way will contain an a e paper on Montrose. Messes. Ticknor amp Field s will soon Issue Leisure hours in town by the author of recreations of a Parson. Eyes and ears by Henry Ward Beecher Margare t Howth a st Ory of to Day by the author of life in the Iron Mills. The Bothie of a Toper a Fusich and other poems by Arthur Hugh Clough. The Pearl of. Orris Island a new a Story by mrs. H. B Stowe. Agnes of a Sorento by mrs. A he Stowe. Memoirs and Cor Respondence of a Theodore Parker. Historic americans by. Theodore Parker. Tennyson a poems illustrated edition 8vo. Life and letters of Christopher North. John Wilson. Fireside travels. By James Russell Lowell. The poets Journa by Bayard Taylor. Lockhart a life of sir Walter Scott. The beauties of Thomas v Quot a the a Boston review was called into being a year ago for the avowed purpose of exposing and combating the heretical Tendon oies of the modern new England theology the review has acquired a High reputation for the skill and spirit which it has exhibited in its strictures on it the theories which it has assailed. A it a the Mills at Lawrence mass., Are Allin operation and nearly All running on full time. A most of a thet companies have a Stock of Cotton a sufficient to enable them to run at the present rate for several months. The total number of students now Iri at Tendance at Andover theological Seminary is 11,6of which a 10 Are resident licentiate 40 belong to the senior. Class .36 to the Middle and 30 to the Junior. The various libraries belonging to the Seminary and the societies now number 22,000 volumes., Large additions of valuable works , made from funds appropriated to this purpose. Great opposition is made by the friends of this Seminary to thet Quot proposed removal of prof. Shedd to the Brick Church new York. This feeling is particularly. Strong among the More orthodox congregationalists who look upon the professor As the exponent of the calvinistic Quot theology of our ancient churches of new England. The Boston recorder says of prof. Shedd a a Many particular friends of the theological Seminary at Andover regard his presence in that institution As highly important to its present Prosperity and future growth and usefulness from the time of his inauguration he has been gaining influence Over his pupils and Over the ministers with whom he has come in Contact till to no wields a Power the. Absence of which from the Seminary would be Likely to be severely Felt. For the Sake of sound learning in the ministry and the wider diffusion of a Hearty steadfast and bold it i i a r evangelical Faith we sincerely Hope that he will not resign his present place. The Call which brought him to it now seems to us to urge that he should remain in fifty years ago this Day says a Salem mass paper of the 6th inst., the first american Fortis re missionaries were ordained in the old Tabernacle of Salem. They were the Rev. Messes. Newell Jud son Nott Hall and Rice. New Tore. The Street is Replete with Joy. The victories in the South West have wrought great changes in financial circles. A succession of such victories will soon enable us to Triumph Over our financial As Over every other difficulty. The securities usually dealt in in Wall Street have received an impulse favourable to a in values and the credit a of government will a Rise Pari pass with every step of Progress by a conquering army. Wall Street however wants Congress to move. As Well As ,and is impatient for the adoption of the proposed taxation and demand note Bills under the influence of these measures and the Progress of Victory business would steadily revive. Capitalists would know How and where to use their capital and the exchanges of the country would be indefinitely enlarged. A / a the late victories have also had the effect of leading merchants to look Forward to an Early resumption of business with the South and this Prospect induces merchants to buy As Little As possible and sell As they can in order to reduce the Stock of merchandise. A. The future of prices is regarded with distrust both on account of the resumption of Southern Trade and the under to into As to the extent to which our paper currency May be inflated. Every prudent a business Man feels that there Are enough disturbing elements existing at present to baffle Ordinary mercantile calculations and under such circumstances they choose the prudent course of buying and Selling Only for Cash or on very Short credit and thus avoid ally or con tracts at Long dates. The Banks and Busi Ness Community Are pursuing a steadily this conservative course of curtailment in All operations and both interests Are adding weekly to their reserves of surplus funds and Coin. The first payment of interest on the government War loan last week was a Lively scene at the office of the United states assistant treasurer., immediately after nine of clock in the morning probably Over two thousand men were crowded in to the building at one time but the excitement grew a constantly less and in two hours from ithe time of opening the utmost quiet and Satis faction prevailed through the circuitous and apparently interminable line. A a the coupons paid were those of the first fifty. Millions of seven and Treasury notes and it has been estimated that the interest coupons Are in the hands of one Hundred and Twenty to one Hundred and sixty a thousand persons who will present themselves at the new York office. Payments Are also made in Boston and Philadelphia. 1 1 a a a a every exertion was made to save Captain. Gordon the convicted slave pirate but in vain. His friends confidently believed that it the last moment Quot president Lincoln would commute a the sentence and such was the expectation of the wretched Man himself. The Law making slave piracy punishable with death had been a dead letter on the statute books for fifty years so that its actual execution was not anticipated by the great mass of the people. A but if any crime serves the punishment of death certainly this ode merits such righteous retribution. The night before a is execution at the tombs Gordon attempted to commit suicide. He was a native a of Portland Maine an do Only thirty five years of age. He a had made four voyages to the coast of Africa for negroes a to be sold As slaves. Two of these voyages were entirely successful the negroes having been landed of the Island of Cuba. The third voyage was Only partially successful and the negroes were landed afr a brazilian port. J his fourth voyage As a slaver was on Board the ship Erie with which he his two mates and Crew were captured on the african coast off the Congo River by state Sloop of War Modican of the african Squadron. When the Erie was boarded the United states officers found a cargo of nine Hundred and sixty-seven-, of men women and children., a immediately after the capture a prize Crew was put on Board and the ship a was headed for Monrovia. On the passage thither a three Hundred of the negroes died a and were buried at sea. On their a arrival at Monrovia the negroes were duly handed Over to the agent of the United states government at ,7 and set free under the civilizing influences and institutions of the liberian Republic. A \ he loaves a wife and one child and a a a Mother who is a member of one of the congregational churches of Portland. The desecration of the Sabbath at the Central Park by the crowds of skaters has excited much remark. Several Sabbath mornings during the Winter Large numbers of workmen have been employed in smoothing the ice and preparing it for the use of those who would profane the Sabbath in this Way. The tax payers begin to feel that it is rather hard to pay men for making preparations to enable others to transgress the Laws of god and also of the land. And religious people feel that a great Public work is in danger of being sadly perverted from its True object. Some people in new York think it strange and speak about it too that the Brick Church could not among the thousands of ministers in our own. Church and the Many promising Young men in our the a logical seminaries to say nothing of our Able corps of theological professors find a suitable colleague without going into a congregational theological Seminary to take away a professor greatly needed in his present position. Philadelphia. Of two local methodist preachers by the Rev. John Chambers for the purpose of becoming chaplains in without removing their membership from the methodist episcopal Church. This proceeding has not met with the approbation of the methodist Community nor of anybody else so far As we know except those a mme Diatel connected with the transaction. At a meeting of the methodist ministers held in Philadelphia on the evening of february 12 a Resolution was adopted disapproving of the course of these local poachers and declaring that the E. Church is not responsible for and cannot recognize their ordination As ministers of said Church. A few Sti Baths ago the Rev. Or. Brainerd preached the Twenty fifth anniversary Sermon of his pastorate in the a a old Pine the population of this Eity was hut Little Over one fourth of what it is now when or. Brainerd a labors began. In his ministry he has attended Over 700 funerals and Over 1,000 members have been added tothe Church. A fact also Worth noticing is that of the different clergymen who were in charge of the several presbyterian churches of this City the Only ones remaining Are the Rev. John Chambers Rev. Albert Barnes and Rev. Henry a. Boardman. From this it is evident that the pastoral relation is not very�?Tstable1 in Philadelphia. A Short time ago there was held in the French evangelical Church in Philadelphia an interesting meeting in which a general rest my of the work of the Church during1 the first year of its existence was Given.1 it is somewhat More than a year since the Church was opened or. Fargues the pastor having preached his first Sermon on the 23d1 of september i860. For to a four persons hav e attached themselves to the Church As members and More than a Hundred names Are upon the oils As belonging to the congregation. Eighty evil Dren have been in the Sabbath school forty of whom Are still in Pris a on have also been visited and frenchmen found there have been counselled and directed aright. The Church feels encouraged. A f v for Tho presbyterian Banner. Affairs in Camp at Hilton head s. C. Head quarters Keystone zouave 76th Penna. Regiment Hilton head. South Carolina Jan 25 1862. Messes. Editors a the War moves its great length along slowly and sadly a there is i great disquietude pervading generally so far As my opportunities for judging enable me to. Determine because More decisive blows Are not Given to crush to. Earth. This wicked and cruel rebellion. The Universal feeling with the soldiers is a a let us Advance-1 and crush the thing at once or nobly die great scenes Are about to be enacted upon the stage great events Are rolling Nib great conflicts will soon commence great victories achieved or great Battles lost. Are gods people great in Faith and great in prayer throughout the North to meet the awful solemn issues ? whilst there is an immense amount of wickedness in it would do your souls Good to drop into some of. Our prayer meetings in Camp and hear the fervent supplications offered to the great god of Battles for blessings on our Laud and speedy Victory to our arms. We have in our regiment much More than the average number of moral and religious men and prayer meet Ings with us Are quite frequent and Well attended., our Field officers Are All men of the old presbyterian stamp and they regulate the Camp in such a manner that religious services Are in no. Way interrupted i and that the men can All have an Opp Ortu pity of attending when they feel disposed. How much the usefulness of a chaplain in depends upon the officers of a regiment and How important that gods people offer special prayer for such officers that they May be guided by gods spirit to favor religious services-1 Quot a 1 our army is fearfully wicked Anc Dit needs All the restraints of religion thrown j around it. Possible. A soldiers Are removed from the it restraining. Influence of friends Are required to perform Many duties on Sabbath Jav High they would shudder to perform at Home Are a engaged in the Savage work of a booting Down their fellow men and the consequence is Many of them become More or less reckless and form the strange Dea that they must be wicked Aud blood thirst to make Good soldiers. To counteract this a tendency no Means should be left untried and Here let me urge a a the loved ones at Home a and they Are dearer now than Ever not to grow weary i writing ,.�affectionate letters of warning to their a a dear ones a in . I have seen Many Strong men weep a no ble tears they Are top when they have come to,.me and read passages from a letters they have received speaking kind words to their souls of Jesus,.and,-a-Home in heaven., mothers wives Sisters one and All let your Faith never fail and hands never weary in writing Good words until your friends Are brought to Jesus Ana their souls washed in his blood. Army As a private Soldier but soon Rose to be Senio brigadier general was pro Niota to succeed Gen. Felix Houston which l. To a Duel Between them wherein Johns c Iii the government is preparing five hospitals under the direction of the sanitary committee in this City for the sick and wounded soldiers. Philadelphia is admirably adapted for such a distinction As this from its proverbial Heaja a full Ess from the Well known philanthropy of its people and also from its Superior medical skill. A some time ago we noticed the ordination atoning it is terrible to think of the wickedness of our army hut if All reports from deserters from the Southern army and from slaves that have escaped from their masters Are True there is a. More fearful picture presented on the other Side. They say that licentiousness profanity and most deplorable in the Southern ranks. But what else is to be expected from men who have a been plotting rebellion for years i found addresses and Simpas at Beaufort delivered and panted twelve years ago that prove beyond a doubt that rebellion was then seriously threatened i found in my ram Quot Hies through Beaufort that in almost every House there was an apartment in the basement appropriated especially to the use of storm up wine Champagne and Brandy whilst such is the state 0f thin Lin the Southern army let us of the our skirts of. All Ini Autv a a a a ear the god of Sabao Thrif a or just Inaara tits a a y o Urs faithfully Llu a Wev a a it Quot Wujs was wounded. In 1837 he took the t Mand in chief in Texas and in 1839 u acted As Secretary of War of the new a. Public under Quot president Lamar. In i he retired from office. In 1846, at the r6 quest of men. Taylor he went to and arrived there shortly after the Bat / of Resaca de la Palma and Palo Alto. A a was elected colonel of the first Texas Pter. Ament and served in that capacity fir months. He then served As Aid to Oen Butler in the Battle of Monterey and his conduct on that Day he was rec a. Mended by Gen. Taylor for the app0int. Ment of brigadier general but the position was bestowed upon. Caleb Cushing. After this Battle he retired to a Plantation in Brazoria county Texas where he remained till appointed by Gen. Taylor in 1849. S paymaster in . He was appointed by Jeff Davis Secretary of War colonel 0f the second cavalry with his headquarter at san Antonio Texas. In the latter p of 1857, he received the command of n i United states forces sent to coerce to t. Utah. Mormons into obedience and conducted the remarkable expedition across to Plains to Salt Lake City in the Spring of the succeeding year. He was put in com. Mand of the military District of Utah and received the Brevet rank of brigadier gun eral. On the close of the mormon troubles he was sent to California and on the Ca h of Gen. Clarke assumed the command of the department a of the Pacific. Shortly after the rebellion got under Way his loyalty was suspected and Gen. Sumner u.-. Sent out to supersede him. Before Sumner i reached California Johnston had left his comma Ivl to join the rebels. At first he was appointed to a rebel command on the Potomac but upon the great in. Ortance of the Western department by seen by Jeff Davis a he was appointed to take chief command at Bowling Green Gen. Johnston stands a Little Over six be. T High is of a Large Bony sinewy Frame with a grave gaunt,.and thoughtful face possesses quiet unassuming manner a forming mall a Soldier of very imposing appearance. Simon Bolivar . Buckner captured at fort Donelson is a Brinauer in the , and for some months was in chief command in the rebel Western department. He is a native of Kentucky a graduate of West Point and is now is years of age. In 1844, he was appointed by Brevet second lieutenant in the second infantry and next year he was acting assistant professor of ethics at West Point. In 1846, he was transferred to the sixth infantry in which he went to Mexico and was Breve Ted first lieutenant for Gallant conduct at Contreras and Cherubusco at which latter Quot Battle he was wounded. He was subsequently a re voted Captain for Gallant conduct at Molino Del Rey. When the secession movement began he took an Active but secret part with a them and As commander of the Kentucky state guard he exercised a powerful influence on the fighting element of his native state. Last summer he visited Washington a represented himself there As Loyal ingratiate himself into Gen Scott a Confidence obtained permission to inspect All the fortifications in that Vicinity returned to Louisville and remained for a Brief period without giving Public indication that he contemplated any disloyal movement. A subsequently lie managed to seduce a Large part of the state guard into the rebel Quot service and for this was appointed to a command a Bowling Green. He is an. Adroit skillful bad Man. The Fate of Jeff. the dark Gamester has played and lost. In thirteen month s the rebellion he has1 pushed into War has culminated in the sacrifice of thousands of lives and in his own disgrace and humiliation. In another month he will probably be a spectacle for the indignation and scorn of his own ii mediate friends or a fugitive from the vengeance of an indulgent and forbearing government. All those who preceded and succeeded him in the act of secession As Well in the House As in the Senate will share his Fate. No programme of reconstruction or of reunion or of restoration will contain a provision for their Pardon never again will the h alls of our great Cape Tol which have resounded to their voices be profaned by their presence Justice to the outraged dignity of the nation and Justice to the oppressed and plundered people of the so amp be states Quot demand that they and All the Principe is in the bloody sacrifice a of the War so a uld be made such examples of that history will conf Ein plate Ithem As the would be a murderers of human Liberty in this hemisphere. With the downfall of these wretched traitors perishes forever the pestilent theory of state rights and upon its re Wihs fihe vindicated Constitution of the United states will assume broader and More Majestic proportions. This strife now let us Hope shortly to close though productive of a great loss Jprecious lives and the cause of a vast debt a Wilme avetus a stronger people and a More powerful government the school of War has inured us to suffering and disciplined us for future contingencies the struggle costly As it has been will have its compensations and henceforward no parricide a hand will eve be lifted against a government which has thus successfully and terribly punished its a Delphta press 7.i b. L. A. Personal. Neoushy reporto a Fca Quot a a a of fort Donom ? a anti Frfd at amp a eras a of the 1 cd a a five a a t Annex four a so to a a of consid Erar her ent amp sky. He is general in uf.s�?�,�?T?� a a a a bta�?o3s �m2? k r �2 sixth infantry ? adj tab of the his commission in the army6161/ Esix Ned removed to Texas i l la a cd 1q 1836 entered the texan the torpedoes. The confederates have taxed their ingenuity severely to invent some engine of destruction a against our water Craft. Quite a number of hese have been prepared at Columbus and some of hem submerged ready As their authors supposed to do their deadly work. Some were n Jia the Tenn Essee River near Henry but none exploded. They arc resorted to wherever the approach of our War Vess Els is feared. Jury w not get cau86d the slightest in Commodore Bogers who under Commodore upon conducts the gunboat Advance against Savannah met with several of these infernal machines while cruising in the Savannah River a Short distance above the month of Wrightfork Quot e discovered seyers a object floating upon the surface water which appeared at first sight6 a a Apty t7n oan8> and not regarded by him As worthy of notice Lieut. Spotson of the Seneca shortly after hailed him and told him that he thought the objects allude d to were buoys an infernal machine. Upon closer they saw enough to satisfy them a the suspicions were Correct. The boys it ? a number were placed several Yards apart at right angles to the Shore immediately in the Channel leading from Wright River and visible n y a Low water. They were connected by a sri Tod a the an Ori also secured by a few to what thy of by what were presumed to t�niat���hel0�?~tom� hut it which upon fur Sels containli.1011 a Iceni to believe were ves was Suhsen the matter. An attempt by pulling the to. Produce an explosion were the Jvn us the who Chi failed. The wires off m of Date buoy was brought consequence of that run 8 ought boat imploding App us l a tire of the e2i&Quot it was do Omna ? the buoy brought on Board prudent of Endeavor to remove them Hoys thah to attempt to the satisfy Aetna 80 a p16 a Nemy would not have lost he of a a i a a Ingle life had were Punk by me lion the buoys having excl sort ?6 a ? Shofi t0 then one cause Unkn nerf j8 a alg previou6 from some passed Over a launch had placed Hamn 8 81 01 where the buoys were f 1u t0w-a heavy lighter with a a Fern al mferiappear8 that the torpedo or Waffell a a be bought on Board the unadia upon a Bank Anda Rifle Ball Firsa through it who a it exp Laddd Quot

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