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Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 6 September 1860

THE GREAT QUESTION SEASONABLY ASD EFFECTUALLY ASKED The Jaat number of the Congregational Herald contains the following incident, which is such an admirable illustration of the ingenuity to which pious and prudent zeal often leads the Christian in his labors forthe salvation of souls, that we cannot, forbear giving it a prominent place, in the hope that it may prompt our readers iu like manner to be wise to win souls:—• . > •Two-farmers' boys, ' one aged sixteen and the qtl/er eleven, were together in the forest, cutting wood. The older one had for several years been a Christian, and he longed that his younger brother, whom'he'tenderly loved, should also be early converted. The younger one was an amiable boy, of bright intellect, and was at this time so much interested in the study of arithmetic, that he delighted in solving arithmetical questions while about his work. He, would solicit from Ms older brother hard problems , and would think out and ;announce the answers,...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 6 September 1860

SCOTTISH _HITMOB. The following amusing anecdotes are from an article in Blaekwood's Magazine , on "Scottish National Character." A minister of Crail had been long annoyed by the drowsy propensities in church of a farmer, one of his parishioners,... " one David Cowan in Trpustriej" and remonstrating on the subject, had his patience conciliated b y two cartloads of coals which the offender engaged to drive to the manse door. Nevertheless, "a few Sundays afterwards, Mr. Cowan, soon after the commencement of the sennon, fell into a sound sleep asJormerly; and not only so, but made so much noise as to disturb the gitters near him an i the ministerij- Mr, Glass boro wtlhitffbr a whilej'butati last; Bei_^_%_^Ife to stand it fidtfongerj desired the people _ift_^le' iortit _loffe l_^,_^l»i^/?Jce| _;gaUeryrr-:to * wauken David Cowan.' _Davidj awakening suddenly, and forgetting where he was, asked the minister ' if he didn't drive two cardoads of coal to the manse last week , to let him...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 6 September 1860

_^CIRCULAR *OF MR. _JESSTTP, MISSIONARY IN SYRIA. To my friends in the Sabbath Schools in, America ' Beicut, Syria, July 4th, 1860. Iisend you this little -note to tell you in brief a sad stpry of what has happened to the poor people in Syria among,whom,we labpr. Six.weeks ago, our missionaries were all laboring at their stations, hoping to do much good this summer. The male and female seminaries, >and a great many _uohools were in operation, and'the Syrian boys and girls werelearning ' to read and love the gospel. Now we haye qot a, sipgle • _._scIiqoI _^ excepting one in Sidon. -The .male _> and female seminaries are closed, the pupils all sent to their homes, .excepting those who have been killed, and our missionary _,work is almost broken up. The reason of this sad,state of things is that a dreadful war has been raging in>Mount Lebanon, by which thousands of the people _havcTbeen killed, villages burned, and many made widows and orphans. It is suppos...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 6 September 1860

STATISTICS OF _DRINKING _AND DRTOTKEjpTES _. S'IN _HflfdLABjD. The London correspondent of the S. S. Times, gives the following alarming facts as to the use of intoxicating drinks in England, and its effects upon the moral and religious condition of the community:— ' . Some idea of the amount of intoxicating drinks consumed in this country may be formed from the amount of revenue raised, by the government from this source. Tbe returns fbr the last year have just been published. The amount received by the government on spirits, wines, aialt, and hops, for the last year, reached the,enormous sum of $100,-982,400! ! ! and all,this in a country with less than 30,000,000 of inhabitants. These are frightful facts. , The, duty, indeed, is very heavy, so that the quantity consumed mayJbe ( less than if the duty was less. Indeed , at first view, it would seem,as if the,governnient were]disposed , if possible, to stop the, consumption}^, ,th e imposition,of duties, which are now so grea...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 6 September 1860

ONE THUE _CHEISTIAff IS" MEXICO. Rev. R. P. Raymond, of the Rio Grande M.E. Conference, who has been distributing Bibles in Matamoras, gives the following touching incident: I think 1 have found one true Christian in Mexico. He is a Mexican eighty years old. He is very poor, and teaches a little school in the suburbs of Matamoras for a support. While distributing Bibles, I called accidentally at his-jacol, or house, and offered to sell him a-Bible. He said he had one already, and showed it to me. I asked him if he read it. He answered, "It is God's Book—why should I not read it?J He then showed me a New Testament, which he had obtained in New Orleans, years ago. It was printed by the American Bible Society iu 1819, and its appearance testified that it had been long and well used. Between the leaves, marking favorite texts and, passages, were pieces of corn husks or shucks. It is very common with the Mexicans to have corn-shucks in their pockets or hats, with which to make th...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 6 September 1860

H 0_£;t?|i _* THE NEWJERUSALEM. « (_tfROtf THE LATiy OP BERNARtt OF CLtWY.) To thee, 0 dear, dear country! Mine eyes their vigils keep ; For very love beholding Thy happy name, they weep? The mention of thy glory Is unction to the breast, And medicine in sickness,, And love, and life, and rest, 0 one I 0 only mansion t 0 paradise of joy 1 Where _tears are ever banished, And smiles have no > alloy; Beside thy living waters - AH-plants are, great and small: The cedar of the forest, , The hyssop of _tha wall t With _jaajfera glow thy bulwarks, -Thy itreeta w3&4tten»ld*<_blaa<k* The sardius and the _topqz Unite in thee itieir rajis; Thy ageless walls are bounded With amethyst unpriced; Thy saints build up its fabric, A' _nd ttid corner-stone is Chriat. Thou hast no shore, fair ocean I Thou hast no time, bright day 1 Dear fountain of refreshment To pilgrims far away 1 Upon the Rock of Ages They raise thy holv tower, Thine is the victor's laurel, And t...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 6 September 1860

THE _TGBffADO. Rev. G. D. Young, of Camanche, gives the following account, in the Hoytie Missionary _(_ov September, of the tornado occurring in that place, and of the providential escape of himself and,congregation from its destructive effects: ; Haying passed through, the most solemn and fearful scene of my life, during the quarter that has just ended, I have thought that a brief account of it might be useful and not uninteresting. On Sabbath, " toe 3d of June, havingpreached.in pamanche, from Heb. x., 81: "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of God," Irode out on the prairie five miles, to preach at Eaton, one of my stated places, the services commencing at five'o'clock. The sehool-honse was crowded. After preaching some twenty or thirty minutes,. ! .saw, through the south-west window, a very ominous cloud approaching. An instant impression was made ou my mind, that I must _disniiiss the people; which, after a short prayer,vl did,—took my buggy and rode rapidlymt...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 6 September 1860

Nothing is easy bufwhat'was difficult at first; not even so simple'an act as walking. \ -1 '-

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 6 September 1860

STATEMENT AND APPEAL OF THE PRES BYTERIAN _PITBLIGATldN COMMITTEE. The Members of the Presbyterian Publication Committee make their brethren an urgent appeal for a hearing,and for sueb treatment as their cause justifies. I The last General Assembly earnestly recommended that a sum not less than twenty-five thousand dollars be now raised foij the Publication Committee by the churches, as in addition to its present limited and entirely _inadequate capital. ( For this _recommendatWi the Committee are grateful to the Assembly. ] For the fulfilment of the recommendation, they I Sok to their brethren; the pastors_^ elders, and members of the churches. That these, their _corifetilu'eiite, should acquaint themselves with; the ainjs, the wants, and the claims of their own _Committee, seems to be an act of bare justice, _^4 r -1 --' : _-_'%- { '' ¦ " ¦ . ¦ . ¦ ; _- _-' "" For this"end* thej|4io#_^id you copies of their _lasii AnnualBiport,'fe whifeh they beg the attention of yourself ...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 6 September 1860

THE NEW _OTLE OF THE _^AMERICAN HOME MISSIONARY _SOCKTYi * REPORT OF THE ASSEMBLY?® COMMISSION. _^ In bur comments upon this report, we last spoke of the action of the Society towards the Alton Presbytery. That action was the abandonment of their old arid established policy of yields ing to each Presbytery or auxiliary the control of the field in which they operated. Another new principle involved in it was; the holding of each church aided, responsible for the manner in which all the other churches associated with it in the _PrSsbytery, disposed of their benefactions to Home Missions. All the feeble churches in Alton Presbytery were stricken from the American Society's list at a blow, because, while they still contributed according to their ability, leading churches in the Presbytery chose to operate through the Church Extension Committee of our church. Other cases of the exercige of arbitrary power similar to this, speedily occurred. A process of excision was inaugurated whi...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 6 September 1860

THE GREAT HARVEST The farmers of the wheat-producing States of our country are resting from the largest harvest of that important staple that has yet been produced. It is calculated to reach 230 millions of bushels. Besides the amount, the quality of the grain is described as uncommonly good. The abode of the farmer is a scene of rejoicing. The blessing of plenty has lightened his heart, and irradiated his countenance. God is the giver of wealth. The capital) the ingenuity, the labor of men without his blessing will be in vain. ¦ Unless the earth yield her increase the wheels of human enterprise, sooner or later, must come to a standstill. So it has been in the newer regions of our _oftuntry_, for thfljastthreeyears especially. Successive shortcomings in crops have crippled the energies of the giant West, and brought the entire community to the verge of commercial ruin: The tide of emigration has been turned backward; new settlements have been abandoned) dwellings, warehouses,...

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Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 6 September 1860

HOWARD ST. CHURCH, SAN FRANCISCO- We learn from recent numbers of the Pacific, that this important enterprise under the pastoral charge of Rev. S. H. WiMiEY, is in a highly flourishing*condition. The Church haddbeen closed for a season for repairs, and was re-opened on Sabbath, the 22d of July, with interesting services, in which clergymen of various denominations cordially united. ¦ We: learn that the improvements; involvedm an,, expenditure- of _^5000, every cent of which has been paid in. " The edifice is now one of the neatest , and pleasantest of the city Churches. , The building has been lengthened 20 feet, making itsj dimensions 76 by 40 feet.. A' basement .has been excavated and finished; in five apartments./ -Ten years old,,our fast _i folk have deemed.,,this af venerable, church. Remodelled, adorned and repaired, it is now|one of the most cheerful in the city. . " _, Monday night a spirited sale was made of the ehoice of seats. Premiums amounted to $615. A number o...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 6 September 1860

Syria.—Latest. Accounts.—The Bosjbon Traveller has a letter from its Syrian correspondent, dated Beirut, , July 28, from which we extract as followB: There are now eighteen vessels of war in the harbor, all of them bo situated that their guns hear directly upon the town. Everybody is now on the _qui viveforan occupation of the country by French troops, as news has been received that several thousand have left France for this place. ' > ¦ > ..... It is greatly to be feared that such,; an , occupation will cause bloody scenes- in.the interior cities, but if wan mu8t,come, let it come, _, , -An occupation of Syria would be the.signal of the removal of the ' sick man' from the stage of action. ' '_/ Damascus is still in a most deplorable condition. Nothing like peace, ' order, tranquillity/or safety has yet been restored. ' . - • . . The new-Governor.General seems to be _onokiBg his pipe without concern, leaving the government of the city to the{mob;_, A lette*{from th...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 6 September 1860

• _? • — INSTITUTION FOR COLORED MUTES AND BLIND PERSONS. . REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF EXAMINATION. We, the undersigned, having attended the examination of the Deaf and Dumb and Blind colored children under the tuition of Df. P. H. Skinner in the Village of Niagara City, N. Y., have great pleasure in attesting to the general proficiency of the pupils. The Blind children read with considerable ease from the Raised Lettered Volumes issued by the Bible Society; their acquaintance with the English Grammar was tested, and their progress was pleasing; in the Sign-Language the Deaf and dumb answered with ease and grace, and committed to writing on the Black Board appropriate replies to every question proposed. ¦ ¦ The children are acquiring the art of Printing; they can set up the types and perform all the other operations essential to the trade of Printing with remarkable facility and accuracy. They are also acquiring the Elements of Arithmetic; and their knowledge of Divine Truth m...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 6 September 1860

THE AMERICAN BOAED. The financial year of this institution closed on the 81st of July last. It requires some time to gather up reports from, various and remote agencies, and even at this date information in regard to some special contributions is wanting. But happily, enough is known to relieve the religious community of the fears of continued or even augmented financial embarrassment with which the close of the last year was anticipated; The contributions and legacies received in July amount to the enormous, and we believe, unprecedented sum of $70,303,77, giving a total from August 1st, 1859 to July 31st, 1860, (exclusive of contributions for the debt not yet fully known) of 1355,041,05. The last Missionary Herald contains the following: " It is very gratifying to be able to say that if sums which are confidently expected shall be received, the accounts for the last year will be closed with little or no balance in the treasury;" This is indeed gratifying. Not only the imme...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 6 September 1860

EDITOR'S TABLE. A large number of _bpplis, _revived daring onr temporary absence _Jfrpm. _»the city, will receive due notice in onr next week_'s columns. THe Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literatube.—W. H. Bidwell, Editor and Proprietor. Sept., 1860. New York, -Published at No. 5 Beekman street. The energy of the proprietor is unabated, and he tells us 'it is meeting with the increased patronage which (we say) it deserves. Besides the rich treat' gathered from the English Reviews and Magazines,'we have two admirable engravings—one of Thackeray_^ and the other of the three great English Reformers, Bidley, Cranmer, and Latimer. The present number begins the 8' d volume for the'current year, and the 50th of the'series: The Editor'hopes fa/ be" able to give us the " counterfeit presentment" -of the man of the time, Garibaldi,'in the neitr-HtrmbfeT .Harper's New Monthly Magazine.;—No _iCXXIV. Septembejy_.1860. Among the _31ustrated articles isi"A Summer in New England," .with the ...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 6 September 1860

A TIME TO WOEK. Play -time is over, and the boy-men are coming back to their sober tasks, and to the steady discipline of every day life. Happy times they have had. Some have strolled by the sea-beach and listened to the many toned voice and "countless laughter" of the ocean; some have even ridden upon his crest, and wandered, TJlysseslike_, over many kingdoms and cities of men. Some have penetrated remote wilds, such as still remain in the hBart of civilization, have threaded narrow streams, toiled over portages, glided npou the bosoms of mountain-girded lakes, and passed days, and nights, and Sabbaths out of reach of their fellow-men. Some have sailed on our great fresh water seas, and beheld the new world of the north-west, drawing in long breaths of life-enkindling oxygen in that healthful climate the while. Congregations are gathering in the sanctuary, families are returning to realize anew the sacredness of home-ties, and to enjoy the blessings of a well-ordered Christia...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 6 September 1860

THE _ABWEAIdi OF_^_EKE BlfiBMCATION _mMXHTEEs In another coiumni-wili lie fbuiicl the appeal of this committee to our ' churches. The General Assembly at _Pktebii_^ with.entire unanimity, endorsed ttieir plan of _Praising funds for a working capital, and called1 upon the; _©harches fora contribution of $25,000. This _TTpiold be an average of twenty eents from each member of the body. Let each church,eyeri: the smallest, aim at double that amount for each of its members j let each individual connectbd'withthe _^_OBtfreli1 aim at from five to fifly j_^^s _* tlie amoujttt j Jet us altogether resolve that the_^ sum named shall be raised, and it will be done, and one of _tne chief enterprises of our Church" will be put'where it has never yet been, on its feet. _, • • \ •

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 6 September 1860

Jmtcncitu ftcsbntctian AND t « THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, I860. JOHN W. HEARS, EDITOR, • ASSOCIATED WITH ALBERT BARNES . ( GEORGE DUFFIELD_. 'Jb. . THOMAS BRAINEBD_, I JOHN JENKINS, HENRY DARLING, _« THOBtAS,J. SHEPHERD,

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 6 September 1860

AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY. PENNSYLVANIA BRANCH. .; The quarterly reportv of H. N. ' TMssell, the superintendent of this Branch , embodies the details of the personallaborsj sales, and _grants of 91J colporteurs on this field ; showing that in the quarter ending June 1, including sales at the depository, they dirculatedwer $11,400 worth of publications, addressed 677 public meeting*, made _42;241 family visits") iinitedf in prayer or'neld-' religious con- 8 # - _versaiion with f|, 316_^ those families, 5,924 of _wfch, em|>r_*5ing _._nearil 30,000 souls, habitu. allyiieglecfc thi-house of _JMNn* &eSabbath , and 2,819 of them had no. _Bllle. ' :) One colporteur, who, has labored fourteen years , lerdori _countfesi arid many of them repeatedly; and in thi _4ime haaffurnishJd them_^ by sale with 112,000 volumes, or $14,000 worth, and distri-Duted_^000 j000_*pages. His circulation had an. nually increased, and the last quarter it exceeded any quarter sincet |e,be_^n_...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
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