Page 1 of 11 Oct 1862 Issue of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

See the full image with a free trial.

Start for Free

Read an issue on 11 Oct 1862 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and find what was happening, who was there, and other important and exciting news from the times. You can also check out other issues in The Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner.

Browse Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner
  • pittsburgh-presbyterian-banner page 1 Press tab to continue slide or press d key to skip
    Page 1
  • pittsburgh-presbyterian-banner page 2 Press tab to continue slide or press d key to skip
    Page 2
  • pittsburgh-presbyterian-banner page 3 Press tab to continue slide or press d key to skip
    Page 3
  • pittsburgh-presbyterian-banner page 4 Press tab to continue slide or press d key to skip
    Page 4

How to Find What You Are Looking for on This Page

We use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to make the text on a newspaper image searchable. Below is the OCR data for 11 Oct 1862 Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Because of the nature of the OCR technology, sometimes the language can appear to be nonsensical. The best way to see what’s on the page is to view the newspaper page.

Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner (Newspaper) - October 11, 1862, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaIi Tkv. I it avid my Kinney Lite dior a Mil proprietor. Ter Nisi a n a d v a n c e. A Ivy la subscriptions. $1.5 1 n Cumis. T.25 1 Bli Yeuk in either of the oldies. 2-00 for two dollars we will fund by mail seventy number and i a one Collar thirty three numbers. Motors a Quot tiding us Twenty subscribers and upwards will thereby entitled to n paper without charge it Nawai should be prompt a Little before the year expires Send payments by Safo hands or by mall. Direct All letters to key. David my Kinney Pittsburgh a. Vry w�?~\3 vol. I. No. 4. Pittsburgh saturday oct Ober 11, 1862. Whole no. 524. Original i love thee. I love thee 1 i love thee my father my god though this heart has so often refused thy control thy Rarey still followed wherever i trod thy Grace and thy love have brought peace to my soul. Ilovic Lioe Hove thee my Saviour my Friend if thy love and forgiveness note give me such Joy. How Sweet an eternity Saviour to spend in singing thy Praise without any Alloy i Lovo thee 1 i love thee Blest spirit of truth my counsellor comforter Mentor and guide thou Hast brought me to god in the Spring time of youth and with me through life thou Wilt Ever abide. I love thee. I love thee my Saviour my god i love thee Blest spirit three persons in one and thy love like a Sunbeam illumines the Road that leads to the mansions where sin is unknown. L. S. Proceedings of the Synod of Allegheny. New Brighton pa., sept. 25, 1862. The Synod of Allegheny met according to adjournment in the presbyterian can Rob and was opened with a Bermon by the Moderator on col. Ii 16�?�?o and having spoiled principalities and Powers he a show of them openly triumphing Over them in after which Synod was constituted with prayer. The following members were present presbyter a of Erie ministers. Elders Jno. Y. Reynolds ., c. Byles m.d., Samuel j. Eaton j. A. Carnahan John w. My Cune j. W. Scott. James m. Shields John r. Findlay a John r. Hamilton John Howey a. C. Jan Ken Huey Newell George Soott James h. Spilman John g. Condit Robert Taylor James w. Dickey. Presbytery of Beaver. Clerks of presbyteries were heard Jet. Presbyterian records were called for and placed in the hands of committees for examination. Statistical reports were also called for read and placed in the hands of the stated clerk. A collection of was taken up from each member to replenish the contingent fund of Synod. The committee on devotional exercises pre i seated the following partial report which was accepted and adopted. That from 3 j of clock until 6, this afternoon he spent in devotional exercises that the narrative of the state of religion he read and that Rev. Robert Taylor preach this evening at 7 of clock. The Board of co Portage presented its annual i report which was read and is As follows the Board of co Portage of the synods of i Pittsburgh and Allegheny respectfully submit their annual report with the following statement of the condition and business of the Board i from september 1st, 1861, to september 1st, 1862, As follows Viz 5,400 vols. On hand valued at,$2,241.53 Gross. Less 25 per cent discount. .660 38 1,681.15 amount of debts from Ledger. 2,129.30 i furniture carpet &c., amp a .200.00 Cash on hand. 471.54 amount of our indebtedness. Capital Stock. Sales from sept. 1,1861, to sept. 1, 1862. Profit on sales. Expenses of the room. I contributions from churches. Paid col porters and donations. 4,4sl08 768.12 $3,713.96 3775 710 654 832.96 774.00 Robert m. Martin Nathaniel Moore Robert Thompson Isaac Winans m.d., we. Phillips Jos. H. Cunningham Thomas Miles Joseph Reed j. W. Johnston Thomas Boyd m.d., Robert Dilworth ., Absalom my Cready William Nesbit John w. Johnston David Waggoner Benj. C. Critchlow Cyrus c. Riggs ., Robert Dickson Henry Webber David c. Reed Joseph s. Grimes Andrew w. Boyd. William m. Taylor. Presbytery of Allegheny John Coulter Richard Allen Loyal Young ., we. Maxwell r. , John c. Mcnesse w. G. Taylor Patrick Davidson Ephraim Ogden we. Bishara William f. Kean Samuel Leason a f. Boyd Hugh Miller David Hall f. Edmundson Samuel Williams Craig b. Wilson. J. R. Coulter Samuel Ramsey. Presbytery of Allegheny City. C of porters employed occasionally eight. On this statement of the boards affairs we make a very few remarks merely to show that our sales have this year exceeded that of last year something Over five Hundred dollars. Contributions from churches have increased Over the former year five Hundred and fifteen dollars $515 profits on sales fifty six dollars $56. Since the first of september there has been paid on our indebtedness the sum of four Hundred dollars $400, leaving Only a balance of three Hundred and sixty eight dollars and twelve cents $368.12 against us. In concluding this report the Board acknowledge their great obligations to the churches for increased contributions which has enabled them to Supply our army in Many sections of the country with religious Reading to the amount of Beven Hundred and seventy four dollars $774. One Hundred and seventy two dollars $�72 of the above mentioned sum in religious Hooks and tracts were distributed in the month of august1862, to fourteen companies at Camp Howe which were composed of volunteers from within the Bounds of our two synods and which books were received with great thankfulness by both officers and men. The term for which the following members of the Board Wero elected expires with this meeting Rev. Messes. L. L. Conrad we. F. Kean and e. E. Swift with elders James Schoon maker b. R. Bradford and we. Campbell. Jambs Carothers president. Treasurers report. F. 0 Bailey treasurer in account with the Board of co Portage from sept. 1, 1861, to sept. 1, 1862 a a or. To balance Cash on. A 1861. I 1862. Sept. 1. Sept. 1. Bands. To amount Reed from chs., individuals amp a. To amount of sales. Robert Davis James Park jr., t. H. Nevin Philip Morgan John ii. Whistler John Brown j. C. Lewis. Nathaniel Todd David Elliott ., j. F. Mclaren ., William Annan a. Williams ., a r. Moa boy ., James Allison j Ohn Brown David a Cunningham Elliot e. Swift m. L. Wortman John m. Smith John Launitz. The following members were absent presbytery of Erie we. Blackburn Lemuel g. Olmstead John h. Sargent. Presbytery of Beaver George n. Johnston we. T. Madam. Presbytery of Allegheny John Munson James Coulter j. V. Miller w. W. My Kinney. Presbytery of Allegheny City a. P. Swift ., l. L. Conrad e. S. Blake John Davis w. E. Holaren E. Nevlud. Rev. L. R. Moa boy ., was elected Moderator. Revs. A. Parkinson r. S. Morton and areas Wishart of the Synod of Wheeling emd my Kinney ., John Kerr John m. Mith and s. C. Jennings ., of the Synod it Burgh Rev. S. Logan of the Synod of Ohio and Rev. We. Reeves of the methodist protestant Czuroh being present were invited it sit As corresponding members. Adjourned to meet to Morrow morning at 9 o clock. Concluded with prayer. Friday morning 9 of clock. Synod met and spent the allotted half hour in emotional exercised. Rev. Henry Webber was elected temporary clerk. The minutes of the last meeting of Synod were Hen read. The Moderator announced the following com la Trees of Bills and . B. Falker Elliott D., John v. Reynolds A h. Webber. Elders Xhezo h. Nevin Robt. Lartin James Park or. Flu moral Young d., James m. Shields c. 0. Riggs D., j. I Laran Elders a. Davis j. Car Chan Joseph Reed. On records of presbytery of Erie. Minis pm David c. Reed j. Howey. Elder Wil Jun Phillips. presbytery of Beaver Amis la William Annan John Coulter. Elder bin c. My Neese. A records of the presbytery of Allegheny. Ministers John w. Johnston John Brown lifers Isaac Winans. Records of the presbytery of Allegheny Rpy a ministers a John r. Coulter David Hall. Der Samuel Leason. In devotional . Crit blow Robert Dickson. Elder a Isaac nans. N the narrative or the state of religion. Of ministers James Allison a. Williams Era James Park or. N the minutes of the general Assembly. Ministers Robert Dilworth D., a. My Crea elder William Phillips. On reasons of absence from previous . A Wortman A. Unningham j. Smith. Elders a. Byles j. C. Lewis. Leave of absence from this . Waggoner j. H. Spellman j. F. Elders Joseph h. Cunningham Robert . Synod then proceeded to fix the hour and be of its next meeting. It was resolved to bet in the first Rebh Terian Church in Aue Keny City pa., on the fourth thursday of sep tuber 1863, at 7 of look p. Resolved that a committee of three be a Ted memorializing the president of the uni it states to appoint a Day of humiliation and re in View of the situation of our country. Loyal Young D., Rev. John r. Find and elder t. Ii. Nevin were appointed this 1862. Sept. 1. Or. By purchases of books freights postage amp a. By rent of rooms. A a librarians salary. A a Cash on hands. Matter of Chuntu Extension was then up. And reports from Quot the stated $4,966.02 Pittsburgh sept. 1, 1862. Having examined the above account with the books and Vou Ohera i find it to be Correct. John My Cord the report was then referred to a committee consisting of Rev. J. Smith Rev. Samuel Williams and elder j. C. Lewis. A circular was read from the Board of education which was referred to the committee on Bills and overtures. The subject of the endowment of the fourth professorship in the Western theological Seminary was then taken up and a committee consisting of Rev. James Allison Rev. J. R. Coulter and elder Robert Davis was appointed to hear reports in writing on to Morrow morning from the members of the Synod on this subject. The committee appointed to consider the matter of memorializing the president of the United states to recommend a Day of humiliation and prayer presented a report pending the discussion of which Synod adjourned until 2 of Olock this afternoon. Adjourned with prayer. Friday afternoon 2 of clock. Synod met and was opened with prayer. The subject under discussion at the adjournment was resumed and after further discussion the report of the committee was adopted and in As follows. The committee appointed to prepare a minute memorializing the president of the United states to appoint a Day of humiliation and prayer in View of the state of the country would submit the following to Abraham Lincoln president of the United states respected sir a the Synod of Allegheny an Ecelesiast goal body connected with the presbyterian Church of the United states embracing the North Western part of the state of Pennsylvania would with great deference request you As the executive head of this great nation to appoint the first thursday of november or some other Day As a Day of humiliation and prayer to god on account of the state of our beloved land. The ministers and churches in our Bounds highly appreciated your appointment of a Day of prayer about a year since and gladly observed the Day As such. God is the god of nations. As such he raises up and casts Down gives Success and allows reverses. Those nations and individuals who have Felt and acknowledged their dependence on him and in prayer prostrated themselves before him have met with his favor. Those who have neglected to acknowledge him have Felt his displeasure. That Success May Crown our arms that peace May be restored by the suppression of the rebellion and that you May still be directed in your solemn and responsible and arduous duties is our our Earnest prayer. Signed september 26, 1862. Resolved that the first thursday of november next be appointed by this Synod As a Day of humiliation and prayer in View of the distracted state of our country unless the civil authorities appoint some other Day in which Case the same Day be adopted by the churches of the Synod which May be appointed by the civil authorities. Resolved that other ecclesiastical bodies be requested to unite with us in recommending this Observance. A the hour for devotional exercises having arrived Synod spent one hour and a half in singing and prayer including the Reading of the narrative on the state of religion at the close of which exercises it was accepted and adopted and is As follows narrative. It is perhaps proper to state in explanation of its meager display of facts that this narrative represents but about half the churches of the Synod. Narratives have been received from but two of the presbyteries Allegheny and Beaver and. If on compar Iii the8e, it Suall be found that they Are not the messengers of glad on this sub i tidings that they have been in years past it will be no More than might have been expected. The times have changed since we heard read the narratives of 1857, 1858, 1859, and even 1860 and 1861. We have fallen upon evil Days. The interests of religion suffer with the interests of a suffering nation. The Church sits bleeding under the broken shield of a bleeding country. The Harp of song must therefore lie silent while we weep for the Church and the fair land which the lord has Given us. With Little material for history it May be permitted is to indulge a Little in reminiscences. Indeed the recollection is almost forced upon us of the time when the Church of this Synod was Beautiful in the eyes of the redeemer her Cheeks comely with rows of jewels and her neck with chains of Gold when he her Borders of Gold with studs of Silver. Warm in our hearts yet Are memories of the Day when he stood behind our Walls and looked Forth at our windows showing himself through the lattices. Then Bur Fig tree put Forth Green figs and our vines with their tender grapes gave a goodly smell. Not soon will the churches of this Synod forget those Halcyon Days the Days of sowing and reaping a when the feet of the reaper with his Bright sickle followed close on the heels of the sower As he scattered the Good seed joyfully and in Faith. It is the contrast that forces the reminiscence. Now the sower sows in sadness the reaper hangs up his rusted Blade and those who come to our Fig tree seeking fruit thereon go away disappointed seeing the yellow leaves. For a a the voice of the Turtle a we have the voice of War. The horsemen lift up both the Bright sword and the glittering Spear and the a is a multitude of slain. The daughter of Zion sits weeping at the head of the streets for the slain of her people and for the House of our god brought to desolation and for the Din and a the crashing noise so different from the whispers of peace from the lips of her beloved when he sat in his banqueting House and his Banner Over her was love. How sad the contrast Between this year of Grace 1862, and those Golden years 1857-8-9 the lord has a controversy with his people and we will Humble ourselves before him until a a the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of Many people As a Dew from the lord As the showers upon the grass that Tarriett not for Man nor wait eth for the sons of and patriots though we be and smart under every blow which our country receives still As christians it is for the House of the lord our god in the land that we mourn. The Church a bleeds at every blow and sits like a widow weeping for the loss of her Beautiful children and that so few Are born into the kingdom to take the place of those who have fallen. A it was for the Ark of god that Good old Elias heart trembled in israelis wars. It was not the news that the philistines fought and that Israel fled that there fell of her footmen 80,000 nor even that his two sons Ophni and phinehas were dead that pierced the heart of the old patriarch. It was when the messenger mention of the Ark of god being taken he fell from his seat backward by the Side of the Gate and died. It was when that fact was announced that a a All the City cried and it is for the Church of god the Christian Patriot trembles in this terrible struggle which is before us the Church at once the bulwark and the glory of our native land. One of the presbyterian narratives Speaks of Little else than the War and its disastrous effects. Among these are�?1st. A a want of spirituality in the Church by which the Saviour is robbed of his glory and the Church of her legitimate enjoyment and Prosperity by which the world is lulled to sleep and led to neglect the great 2d. A an increase of intemperance manifesting itself among the Youthful members of the Church and necessarily leading to the exercise of discipline and also among those to whom the Church looks for increase in members and so. A a profane swearing greatly on the increase the youth in our towns and villages so tainted with this vice that their common conversation is intermingled with the profane 4th. A a Sabbath profanation to such an extent As to cause apprehension and alarm for the continued Sanctity of gods holy such Are some of the evils traced by one of the presbyteries to this a a most unnatural and wicked rebellion by which the attention of the Church and the world has been directed from spiritual but there is a Beautiful obverse to this picture and we Are glad to present it. Amid the very smoke and Din of Battle we have had the presence of the Prince of peace. He has walked among the candlesticks. He has come into his Garden and fed among the lilies. Gratefully do we record the fact that a number of our churches have enjoyed seasons of reviving and that sinners not two or three but in some instances by scores have found peace in believing. On the churches of Newcastle and Slippery Rock and Westfield in the presbytery of Beaver and on the Church of Tarentum in the presbytery of Allegheny the spirit has been poured out in less than three months 71 persons were received into the communion of the Church of Tarentum. In other places also some mercy drops have fallen to refresh the. Thirsty Hill of Zion. Unconverted men have met their pastor on the Street and asked him to visit them others have come three or four Miles to ask what they must do to be saved. Converts have been received from ungodly families where religion was totally neglected if not openly wicked All showing that the lord has not forsaken his people. With singular unanimity the pastors in one of our presbyteries speak of precious communion seasons. The hearts of gods people melted and flowed together. Not for four years say some have we seen so much tenderness at our communions. The Wilder the storm raged without the More it would seem christians enjoy the a a heaven and peace in the same presbytery the pastors speak. Hopefully of the Good attendance on the Means of Grace. Some say it has been better during the past year than Ever before. Passing events though of the most absorbing and thrilling interest have not kept the people away from the Sanctuary. Prayer meet Ings have been kept up in most of the churches from which we have received any report and been generally Well attended. The master has met with his disciples in the Humble school House or the private room and they have Felt that it was Good to be there. Where these meetings have declined in interest the reason As signed is most of All interesting the absence of the praying Young men in the army a sign of Promise for our National cause and a Beautiful tribute to the patriotism of Christian Young men. We cannot but Hope for the cause which is defended by the Strong Arm of praying Young men. The training of the children and youth in Sabbath schools and Bible classes seems to have been attended to with unabated Zeal and increasing Confidence in the Promise of a Blessing on such labors. $ 328.94 1,427.90 8,209,18 4,966.02 3,844.48 250.00 400.00 471.54 Deemer and essential to Tira completeness of Christian character. Thus Yob a a glory in tribulation also a and a a count Tafi Joy when we fall into divers we Are sitting in the deep Shadow of the evening but a Ltd Calm Faith in the Promise that at evening time it shall be Light. We Are not cast Down. The storm is heavy upon us but the master of the storm is asleep in the boat. When he wakes Jfe shall have Sweet Calm and abundance of peach forever. The Church cannot be shaken nor her foundations he moved therefore a a Wiir Faith shall never yield to a a the lord of hosts is with us and the god of Jacob is our Synod took a recess until 7 of clock p. M., Friday evening 7 of clock. Synod met and heard a a Sermon from Rev. Robert Taylor on Amos in Llu a Eye were As a firebrand plucked out of the after which the regular business was resumed. The committee on the report of the Board of co Portage presented the Folly Wing report which was accepted and adopted the committee on the report of the Board of co Portage of the synods of Pittsburgh and Allegheny respectfully submit the following report a a the committee Quot have examined the report and As far As they Are a Lego judge from the statement it contains tins Board has done a Good work during the past year anyone that is worthy the attention of the synods and churches. Although the capital employed is comparatively Small it appears to have been used to Good advantage. The report exhibits a considerable Advance on the sales of the former year and a general increase of Prosperity and usefulness. We therefore recommend the adoption of the report and that this Board be earnestly recommended by the Synod to the Confidence and an increased liberality of the churches the following persons were elected members of the Board of co Portage to serve for three years revs. L. L. Conrad win. Of Kean and e. B. Swift with elders Jaines Schoonmaker b. R. Bradford and we. Campbell. The committee appointed to examine the records of the presbyteries of Erie Beaver Allegheny and Allegheny City reported recommending their approval. The committee on the minutes of the Genera Assembly reported that there was nothing in said minutes requiring the particular notice of Synod. The report was accepted and the committee discharged. A Synod was duly informed of the appointment of or. T. H. Nevin As receiving agent for the boards of the Church with the exception of that of foreign missions of which or. H. Childs is still receiving agent. Rev. J. Y. Reynolds . C. Reed Rev. Loyal Young D., Rev. E. E. Swift and elder t. H. Nevin were appointed a committee to report at the next meeting of Synod in regard to the expediency of taking measures to Benoure the change of the name of this Synod or of one or both the presbyteries of Allegheny and Allegheny City or of the name of the Synod and one of the said presbyteries. Adjourned to meet to Morrow in orning of of clock. Concluded with prayer. 1 saturday morning 9 of clock. Synod met and spent the allotted half hour in devotional exercises. On motion of Rev. Or. Elliott resolved that in View of the continuance of an organized resistance of a portion of the peo pie of these United states to the regularly constituted authorities of the nation this Synod do hereby express their Earnest sympathy with arid cordial support of the National government and do Call up on the people under their pastoral care to unite with them in their respective families and closets As Well As in the Public Assembly in offering up daily prayers to almighty god through Jesus Christ for his Blessing. Upon All the just and lawful measures which have been or May hereafter be employed by the government for the speedy suppression of this unrighteous rebellion and for the Relief of oppressed and suffering humanity and the restoration of peace to our bleeding country. The committee on Bills and overtures reported As follows overture no. 1. A memorial purporting to be from the session of the Church of mount Vernon asking Synod to answer certain questions. The committee answer Viz Synod not being sufficiently informed As to the facts in the Case decline answering the questions in Hesi. In the judgment of Synod it is for the better edification of the Church that particular cases tried on their own Merit and that eases of grievance should be brought before the higher courts in Trie manner prescribed by our Book of discipline.2. In reference to the paper put into the hands of the committee from Rev. Or. Chester a a asking Synod to take action requiring the presbyteries to report annually what they have done in behalf of the different boards of the Church the committee recommend the adoption of the following Resolution resolved that it be enjoined upon the presbyteries respectively to take measures for the securing of an annual contribution to each of our boards from All the churches under their care that at each Spring meeting every pastor and the session of every vacant Church shall be called upon to report what they have done on this behalf and in ease of delinquency unless a sufficient reason be assigned the disapprobation of the presbytery shall be stated and recorded and that at each meeting of Synod the presbyteries shall be called upon to answer for their Fidelity herein. The committee on the Western theological Seminary reported. The report was recommit Ted and Rev. E. E. Swift a with elders t. H. Nevin and James Park jr., added to the committee. The committee on receiving reasons for absence from the last meeting of Synod reported that they hid received sufficient reasons for absence from Rev. W. G. Taylor Rev. 0. C. Riggs. d., Rev. J. F. Holaren ., Rev. Nathaniel Todd Rev. John r. Hamilton Rev. L. Wortman and Rev. J. V. Reynolds This report was accepted. The committee on leave of absence from the present meeting reported that1 they had granted such leave to elders Samuel Leason John 1�or0pmai correspondence. The Colton brokers at Liverpool substitutes for Cotton Linen Trade of Ulster the Harvest Small pox among sheep the wealth of the farming interest the Prince of Wales and the a demand a vegetarians at the Crystal Palace their theory reviewed Temperance reformation alcohol and its effects distribution of new testaments among foreign jews scenes at the Bible stand scientific ballooning a its perils and discoveries Jari s letter. London sept. 13, 1862. The Cotton at Liverpool is thought to be larger in Quantity than previously supposed because the Stock brokers have refused to take Stock of the Quantity in their Possession. This has led to a fall in Price but not to any important sales. Meanwhile invention is Busy. A London merchant who gives his name in Confidence but who will not publish it at present writes to the times to declare that he has a discovery of. Material out of which he can manufacture a perfect equivalent t for Cotton which can be indefinitely multiplied and also be sold at a be y Low rate thu gentleman Sbona fide Siu Centy is endorse i by the Money article of the times he asks no Patent right nor will he delay the publication of his secret. All he asks is that a competent number of persons shall test his discovery and it it is approved he will at once make it known other invent ors seem equally. Lousy Ana Cotton or its equivalent is promised at 6d per la. Lord John manners has at an agricultural meeting been urging the enlarged manufacture of Woolen goods and asks Why should the people of England be so largely dependent on Cotton. Linen also is being of thin and comparatively cheap manufacture Wurch will not Only be a substitute for Cotton but would prove much More durable. As to the Linen manufacture and yarn spinning Trade of the North of Ireland after Long and disastrous depression it has rallied in a Way that is alike surprising and Gratifying. The weather has on the whole been Good and in the late districts of the United kingdom the Benefit therefrom is. A average har systematic Benevolence too even in these i a a. A an a troublous times Quot has not been suffered to de Broyn it a cd Byless from re Mamma Cline. The events of the past year have fully sessions of Synod. Proven we think that the liberality of gods people is a Fountain which needs Only to be fully opened once freely to flow. Multiplying the objects of Christian Charity has riot diminished but rather increased the amount of those charities. Perhaps a comparison of the statistics of the churches within our hounds for the year just closed with the statistics for previous years would reveal the fact that daring the past year More churches have contributed More Money and to More objects than Ever before. This fact moreover shows that although christians these Days May not to feeling As much or enjoying As much As in other Days they Are not doing any less. The great command of the Saviour resting on the bosom of the entire Church is a a go be therefore and teach All nations a and if we Are to take his own Standard of love to him keeping his commandments christians of these times Are not behind christians of any other times in their Devotion to the master and his cause. And eve i the War has been the occasion of Good in the hands of him who is head Over All things to the Church. The sons and Brothers and husbands and fathers on the Battle Field have been almost equalled by the Sisters and daughter wives and mothers around the mercy seat at Home. A whole congregation has he to seen melted to tears at the simple request to re member the Soldier in prayer. While the army fights the people Pray. And although we do not see an answer to our prayers As we wish to see yet we Are learning humility and submission patience and Perse Yerance a grit web Wei Obj Are themselves Beautiful in the eyes of the re 1 the committee on the Western theological Seminary reported recommending that Synod readout the last three resolutions found on Page 294 of the minutes being a part of the action of last year in regard to this subject and that the above resolutions be re published with our proceedings. The resolutions Are As follows resolved that the scheme still a accomplished of the endow Rient of the fourth professorship already undertaken demands Early and constant attention. Resolved that the presbyteries be directed to appoint a committee whose duty it shall be to Call up this subject to see what Progress is be in at least once in every six months. Resolved that the Synod will make a Call upon its members at their next meeting to ascertain the Fidelity of the pastors eiders and churches in this matter., the following Resolution was adopted resolved that the thanks of this Synod be returned to pastor and session of this Hureh Fox the use of their Hureh edifice and to the Quot Hureh and Community for their kindness and hospitality to its members. A Synod adjourned to meet at Allegheny City on the fourth thursday of september 1863, at 7j of clock a m. Concluded with singing prayer Bee diction. A is. J. If. Eaton a permanent clerk. Great. We shall be under an Vest somewhat but by no Means so much More so As was at first apprehended. But amid general congratulations As to farm produce and the hop Fields in Kent Surry &c., there has come an epidemic of Small pox among Large flocks of sheep in Wiltshire arid elsewhere. Inoculation is being extensively tried and it is More than probable that the disease will not become general. But great loss has been incurred by some Farmers and there has been much anxiety As to the future. Never were the flocks so numerous in this country and the prices paid for sheep and lambs during the last few years have been extraordinary. English Farmers at the time of the abolition of the Corn Laws by sir Robert Peel in 1846, cried out that they were ruined. But Ever since the Irish famine the farming interest in England Scotland and Ireland has taken a Start in Advance and in herds flocks and Beautiful Well cultivated Well drained and product Ivy lands they have attained a position of wealth quite unparalleled. Politicians Are quiet taking their Holiday meeting with tenants and dependants in a Friendly Way or like lord Derby at Preston trying to alleviate by cheering words and patriotic Effort the distress Ever increasing in Lancashire. Lord John Russel is with the Queen at Berlin and from thence after that the Young people have met at Brussels and been making up a match a a at their own Sweet Wili a talk ing in alcoves Riding out to the Field of Waterloo Leopold the Wise and wary and the Young scandinavian Princess father and Mother smiling approval her majesty has addressed to Prince Christian father of Bride a formal a a demand a on her songs behalf for the band of their daughter. The marriage is to take place next Spring meanwhile the Prince will be in England for his birthday in november. The Queen had wished it otherwise but she yields her almost morbid feeling of grief to the wishes of the nation and so his majority will be publicly celebrated. Social advancement is attempted to be promoted in various ways. Some seek it by urging the claims of vegetarianism i As a system of die tics which would record ing to its advocates greatly prolong human life. The adherents of these views Are comparatively few nevertheless they i Are Resolute and when occasion offers outspoken thus the 15th annual meeting of vegetarian society was held at the Crys Tal Palace last week. First there was a feast which abjured All flesh As Well As fowl and which consisted of Tea and Coffee Rolls and butter apples pears plums and lettuces. Some members even scruples to indulge in Tea and. Coffee because they Are stimulating beverages and confined their i libations to simple water. About one Hundred persons were present including both sexes and All Ages. Of All nations in the world the least Likely to adopt vegetarian views is the British people. In truth. The climate As Well As the great physical Power required i for almost Universal activity and Energy warrants arid do May is animal food. A1 though excess Here is necessarily mischievous and a a overloading a is As Rineh Eori damned by medical men As Are a a the riot a Ous eaters of flesh a by apostolic authority yet the facts of the Case Are not such As to sustain the vegetarian theory. Man has Teeth Given him for a a tearing a in common i with other carnivorous animals. With abundance of air arid exercise a moderate Quantity of flesh and that not spoiled by foreign cookery and All kinds of sauces which Are very mischievous is needed by i arid useful to the mass the distinction Here Between gluttony and moderation is evident to All except the1 vegetarian. Some medical men Here i As Well As elsewhere a adv Cate the system and practice it in their own proper persons thus at Islington a neighbor of mine for some years was a surgeon who was a vegetarian. He was certainly in Good health As far As Freedom from pain and sickness and activity also were concerned. But his aspect was anything but a temptation to copy his example the pallor of his Cheek and the attenuation of his figure suggesting a living Mummy if that were Possi i blew rather than a healthy Man. Not that there Are not lacking examples of the of j polite to this but it is a Wise old Maxim in logic exception confirm at another and More practical form of so Cial Elevation is developed by the temper i Anee reformers. There iras a Large Gath ering of these last week in the Metropolis. The effect of intemperance in the production of crime and the Cost of police prisons prosecutions was indicated by or. Backhouse Sunderland in the social and sanitary lecture of the conference. He said that our police Force Cost the country More than a million and a half Sterling one half of which would be saved but for drink. In 1861, 82,196 persons were charged with drunkenness and disorderly conduct and 10,827 with infraction of licenses in England and Wales. He had repeatedly known cargo ships lost through the intemperance of their Crews. A controversy As to alcohol a whether in any Case it is a a food a or simply and Only a a a Poison a a is now waged. Thus or. My Culloh of Dumfries said that a they must Lay the foundation of their charge on the fact that alcohol serves Rio useful purpose in medical Economy and is positively Inin rious in a nov Seal Point of on to e Oil i hand two articles Lave appeared in the Corn Hiu Magazine arguing that to a certain extent alcohol is a a food Quot and u Elul to e medical profession differ. They constantly As a class a a exhibit a stimulants in levers choleric attacks he but this of course has nothing to do with the Case of persons in health. As to the effects of drinking on the working classes while they Are becoming More sober and More saving every Day arid Are also availing themselves largely of the new Post office savings Banks yet the mischief wrought socially morally and physically is truly lamentable. The Rev. R. Dawson at the convention of last week gave it As his estimate that Temperance habits would have left the Lancashire operatives �610,000,000 to fall Back upon in the present distress. Or. Harding Secretary of the society for the Protection of women said that drinking and female immorality lived and must die together. These gatherings in and around the Metropolis in this autumn season have suited the convenience of their respective friends and sympathizers who at the same time embraced the Opportunity of visiting the International exhibition. Tee Presbytek iat Banmer publication office Gazette buildings i fifth st., a. Pub Adelphia South West go of Csc Szmit the distribution of the holy scriptures in seven different languages at the Bible depot which stands in the Cromwell Road nearly opposite southward to the Eastern end of the exhibition has gone on for several months with remarkable Success. One of the compartments of this Bible stand is filled with new testament epistles and gospels All intended As gifts for jews of different countries who come to London this year in numbers. All these sacred writings Are printed in hebrew As is also the Book of psalms. Over this department is placed by the British and foreign Bible society a Young missionary himself of the seed of Abraham and a Beautiful specimen of a Frank Earnest sincere warm hearted and genuine jewish convert. He has lately favored me with information As to the results of his labors during the summer a summary of which i am persuaded will gratify Many of your readers and i Trust also stir up to tile prayer of Faith for the salvation of Israel a i am sure a says or. So a go you would be highly gratified to hear the favourable expressions which drop from the lips Yea. I May say from the heart of Many a jew As regards the Messiah. The class i have mostly to do with Are the Fristoe racy of Germany Rissia Poland Hungary France and a Good Many English jews of both the higher and lower classes. There Are Only comparatively few who have refused to accept portions of scripture. Out of the 1,100 jews who came to the Bible stand since it was opened Only 20 refused to accept either the new testament or portions thereof and even they not refuse to take the Hook because they believed it to contain errors but because As they said a their fathers never read it nor their grandfathers either a and therefore they said a we do not seek to be Wiser than with the exception of these Twenty All the others accepted the new testament arid wished me much Success. Up to the first of the present month of september 300 new testaments Complete 200 hebrew psalter arid above 2,000 single gospels and epistles and several thousand Serij Ture cards containing the very marrow of the gospel have been distributed from the hebrew department. Over this Are written in hebrew the words a believe on the lord Jesus Christ and thou Salt be saved both Oliou and thine House a this with the word a a Israel a in hebrew on a shield like panel below at tracts the attention of jews passing by in the crowd to or from the exhibition and so they come Over to or. S. And ask what it Means. Then come opportunities for conversation argument Appeal another remarkable result is that foreign jews who came to London in the Early part of the summer having taken Home with them the precious words of our lord Jesus Christ led others their friends and neighbors when they also came Over to seek for the word of life. A i have had several foreign jews at the stand who told me that in. Their own countries they had heard of this place and had seen Little books amongst their to religionists who brought them Home and spoke of the kindness of the English the jews in popish countries Are not accustomed to kindness a a they therefore determined when they name to England to Call at the place and ask for. Some copies of the books but others Manifest a spirit of real serious and Earnest inquiry. This applies very fully to a Large number of English jews at this time a a one jew in particular who received a new testament name Back in the course of three Days with a smiling countenance and said a sir do you remember giving me a Book three Days ago a a yes i a Well a said he a i would not sell it for five shillings a i am very glad a i replied,1 that you value it so highly but How is it that you think the Hook so valuable a a Why i have been Reading it and my wife and two daughters read it too arid we were quite struck with the Beautiful things in it arid with the Good and holy teachings of Jesus. A Christian Man who is my landlord explained the Book to me so nicely and now i am fully convinced of the truth of christianity and desire to be baptized with my House a a a an austrian jew was Riding on an omnibus and As it was passing the stand he was arrested by the hebrew scripture Over head and leaving the omnibus he came to me and asked a is this the place where they give away new testaments he had a seen on cop thereof in the hands of one of his countrymen who had got it advertisements. Terms in Dianos. A Square. 8 lines of lews one insertion 60 cents Eads subsequent insertion 40 cents each line beyond eight 6 Gas a Square per Quarter $4.00 each line additional 33 cents a reduction to advertisers by the year. A business notices of ten lines or less $i�0 each Ltd Dit ional line 10 cents. Rev David my Folk jts a proprietor Ano . From me and said he a i asked him for it but he declared that he would not part with it at any i handed him a copy of the testament with the words a search the scriptures a &c., whereupon a most interesting conversation ensued lasting an hour and a half. The Advent of the Messiah was discussed. The Man was a highly Learned jew. The scripture testimonies As to the time of Christ a appearance were most satisfactory to him. But one difficulty remained namely was Jesus of Nazareth the promised Messiah i opened and placed in his hands the 58d chapter of Isaiah. The intense interest with which is perused it was beyond description and at last he exclaimed 1 every word coincides with the history Given in the new testament of the sufferings of Christ. It is marvellous. I never thought about this a Many other cases could be Given if space permitted. But there is a great stir among the jews much seriousness and docility and some conversions both among Rich and poor jews . It is sad to think that the christianity so called of the Romish and greek churches by its idolatrous exaltation of statues or pictures has been a great stumbling Block to the poor jew. When therefore people of this nation come to a protestant country and when Reading the new testament they find no Sanction Given to idolatry their prejudices Are largely removed. Thus when the Young missionary lately took some foreign jews to protestant places of worship a they were highly delighted with the services. They exclaimed in a most emphatic tone a if Sueh were the christianity of our country the jews would form a different opinion about Christ and his religion than they do a balloon ascent for scientific purposes was this week from the grounds of the Crystal Palace by messes. Gusher and Coxwell who after the perils they met and survived May be classed among heroes As Well As Savans. I was a witness to the ascent of the balloon but in a few minutes it entered a thick Cloud and disappeared. The aeronaut Cut through a dense mass of moisture two thousand feet in thickness after which the scene changed and passing into the Clear Blue vault of a liquid sky they saw the landscape of Clouds beneath them. So swiftly do they ascend that a photograph of the scene for which All the materials were ready is impossible. Soon they reach a fearful Altitude. Pigeons Are thrown out but from the rarity of the air they cannot Fly and drop like paper. Soon one of the explorers became faint and unconscious and for ten whole minutes or. Coxwell ascends alone or rather with his companion insensible before his eyes in a Region of six Miles Distant from the Earth but the peril was urgent. Both would soon have perished of cold and from the a a difficult air a not As the poet sings of a a the Mountain top a but of that upper world to which we attach Sueh glowing ideas of warmth Sunshine glory and splendor. A few minutes More the ear would have been passing out toward worlds unknown with two dead bodies never to return to Earth again. Or. Coxwell a hands were Black and powerless and Only with his Teeth was he Able to Loose the valve sufficiently to cause a descent. Gradually or. Flaisher recovered. These two daring Aerial navigators have gone up several times and their observations and notes Are highly interesting. It is now ascertained that beyond five Miles Man coulis not safely ascend Aua even there Winter reigns. A a they have furnished a says a Public writer a a one More striking and impressive scene to the history of science. They have shown what enthusiasm science can inspire and what courage it can give. If the Man As the poet says had need of a triple steel about his breast a a who first launched a boat into the sea certainly those had no less need of it who first floated in the air six Miles above the surface of the Garibaldi it now appears hearing of the Advance of the italian troops sought to prevent any combat with Pallavicini a army. When he was taken on Board ship a notwithstanding his wounds he wrote or dictated a statement As follows a a they thirsted for blood and i wished to spare the reference is Here to Cialdini la Marmora and above All to Ratazzi the prime minister at Turin who is almost the creature of the French a emperor. He goes on to say therefore a a not. The poor Soldier who obeyed but the men of the clique who cannot forgive the revolution for being. The revolution it is that which disturbs their conservative digestion and Flor he ving contributed to the reestablishment of our. Italian family. Yes they thirsted for blood i perceived it with sorrow and i endeavoured in Eouse Quence to the utmost to prevent that of our assailants being shed. I ran to the front of our line crying out to them not to fire and from the Centre to the left not a trigger was pulled. It was. Not thus on the attacking then he tells How the troops in front a poured a fire upon himself and struck him Down with two he goes on to say a a if i had not been wounded at the outset and if my people had not received the order under ail circumstances to avoid any collision whatever with the regular troops the contest1 with men of the same race would have been terrible. However far better As it is whatever May be the result of my wounds whatever Fate the government prepares for me i have the consciousness of having done my duty and the sacrifice of my life is a very Little thing if it has to tribute to save that of a great number of my fellow countrymen a his deep seated humanity and his love for Italy and italians comes out strongly Here. The gentle reproach of Victor Emmanuel with which he concludes is indeed a to quo que which that Monarch must feel to the very Depths of his soul a a i hoped from the0 government of Ratazzi. But Why should. I not have hoped for less rigor on the part of the King a amp ving altered in nothing the a old programme what afflicts me most is the fatal distrust which contributes not a Little to the incompletion of National he then concludes in his own Noble Wain terms which elicit from every honest Reader both pity and admiration a a How Ever it May be 4 once again present to. Italy a Serene front my duty. Once More my unimportant life and the More precious ones i.e., Young men with him. . I archbishop of Canterbury is dead and buried. The Bishop of Lon a Don it is up More of Hin

Search All Newspapers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Advanced Search

Search Courier

Search the Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner Today with a Free Trial

We want people to find what they are looking for at NewspaperArchive. We are confident that we have the newspapers that will increase the value of your family history or other historical research. With our 7-day free trial, you can view the documents you find for free.

Not Finding What You Were Looking for on This Page of The Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner?

People find the most success using advanced search. Try plugging in keywords, names, dates, and locations, and get matched with results from the entire collection of newspapers at NewspaperArchive!

Looking Courier

Browse Newspapers

You can also successfully find newspapers by these browse options. Explore our archives on your own!

By Location

By Location

Browse by location and discover newspapers from all across the world.

Browse by Location
By Date

By Date

Browse by date and find publications for a specific day or era.

Browse by Date
By Publication

By Publication

Browse old newspaper publications to find specific newspapers.

Browse by Publication
By Collection

By Collection

Browse our newspaper collections to learn about historical topics.

Browse by Collection